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Spiritual Growth with Pamela

By Pamela Cummins 29 Nov, 2017
What an honor it is for me to have on my blog author, Chariss K. Walker ! She is a very gifted writer, which I can attest to having personally read five of her books. Let’s dive into the interview:

Welcome Chariss! You have written seven nonfiction books on personal growth for the body, mind, and spirit; could you give a synopsis of what got you onto the personal/spiritual growth path?

  Thank you, Pamela. It’s an honor to be interviewed by a like-minded individual such as you. I grew up in a Christian faith, but when that failed me, I began to ‘search’ for more... more meaning, more understanding, and more cohesion with the Universe. That seeker’s path eventually led me to Reiki, Magnetic Therapy, Releasing Mental Blocks and Trapped Emotions, and so on. It seemed I couldn’t stop studying and learning. As a teacher, I wanted to share what I had learned, but it was more than that - I had to share what I had learned. That’s what a teacher does. They don’t withhold knowledge.

When did you begin writing and why did you choose to become an author?

  I learned to read as a small tot sitting beside my father’s chair as he read the Reader’s Digest. The words simply made sense to me. I loved the written word and knew from a very early age that I was also a writer. I wrote in the margins of my school books, notebooks, and anywhere else when an inspiration or epiphany came to me. In sixth grade, I entered a forestry conservation essay contest for K-12 grades and won first prize. Any time a local newspaper ran a writing contest, I entered it. However, I had a family to rear and a husband who considered me his personal assistant even though he had a company provided secretary, so other obligations kept me from devoting the time necessary for my craft until the children had left the nest.

  I published my first book, Make a Joyful Noise: Searching for a Spiritual Path in a Material World in 2008. Written from a Christian perspective, and in hopes of sharing higher thought about doctrine and vocabulary, it won six motivational/inspirational awards in 2009. The most prestigious of those was Gold in the Mom’s Choice Award for inspirational/devotional books.

How does your education and experiences with metaphysics contribute to your role as an author?

  I’ve studied metaphysics and religion for over thirty years in an effort to understand why there is such a diverse separation between both groups. My first book bridges the gap between the two. In other words, both factions say the same thing while using different terminology. Semantics, plain and simple. After I wrote that book for family and friends who were trapped in an outdated worldview, I moved forward and began to explain other metaphysical concepts such as spiritual gifts, chakras, meditation, and healing.

The majority of authors write either fiction or nonfiction; however, you choose to write in both genes, why?

  Nonfiction books reach a smaller audience. First, and foremost, I am a teacher. I share what I know without reservation. I was led to understand that people everywhere have these metaphysical gifts and abilities, aka spiritual gifts. That term frightens them, especially if reared in a society that discounts and persecutes mysticism (the belief that one can commune with the divine through intuition and faith). They feel misunderstood, alone, and outcast. Some were even told they are possessed and others are considered mental. My fiction books share these abilities and concepts in a non-threatening manner because the story is about a fictional character. Still, I believe the reader can identify with these special men and women.

  With that in mind, I began to write fiction books about characters that possess special abilities. In my first fiction book, The Journey , a young woman hears an inner voice that leads her from an abusive relationship to safety. In my second book, The Retreat , Amanda feels broken and takes a spirit quest to a remote mountain location where she communes with a bear, a wolf, a hawk, and a swarm of bees. Then, in The Vision Chronicles eight-book series which came to me in a dream, the protagonist stops hiding from his mystical ability and learns to accept it. Each book in the series shares Mike’s evolution, changes, and self-awareness. An Alec Winters Series is a vengeance-driven thriller series that can be considered a ‘good vs. evil’ tale. In this series, Alec is transformed from a sensitive teenage-jock to an angel-demon overnight. The book shares his struggles as he accepts who he is and hopefully helps the reader understand that every one of us is both good and evil; we all experience this dichotomy to some degree.
By Pamela Cummins 16 Nov, 2017
When my angels channel that my clients need to work on their self-love, some of them cry out, “I love myself.” Maybe you do or maybe you don’t; nevertheless, loving yourself is a lifelong work in progress. The following chart shows three areas to aid you to elevate your love you have for yourself regarding relationships with others: 
By Pamela Cummins 25 Oct, 2017
Around 57 percent of people believe in psychic abilities . This is why so many people reach out to psychics to receive life guidance, speak to a deceased loved one, or learn more about health concerns. However, not all psychics are the real deal. Every year, many people get scammed by fake psychics who are simply trying to make a quick buck. If you’re looking for answers from beyond, check out these scams to avoid being a victim to the conman.

Bad Luck Curses

One of the oldest psychic scams in the book is when psychics try to scare customers with bad omens and a dark presence. They sometimes even do a vague reading to try and figure out more details of your life to convince you that they are the real deal. Then, they tell you that they can cure your bad omens for a price. After the first session, they even convince you to come back for more appointments because they believe the spell is still there. Many people have lost thousands of dollars stuck in this trap.

Email Scams

Digital marketing is on the rise and con artists have taken advantage of it. Some psychic scammers will email you from some form of mailing directory and offer you a “personal” reading. The reading may seem personal, but it actually makes general claims that can be true about any person. You then receive another email saying that there is an important message for you from beyond. The email will only show part of the message and request for you to pay for the rest of it. Psychics however, should not have to rely on this type of tactic and you shouldn’t pay attention to any of these emails.

Spiritual Powers

There are many scammers that say they will use spells and rituals to ward off evil on your behalf. These people say that they will light a candle for you, which will ultimately bring you good luck. However, you will never see the candle or meet the psychic that is performing the so-called ritual. It’s simply a scam that has resulted in hundreds of dollars in extortion.

How to Make Sure You’re Getting the Real Deal

• Do your research and find a psychic with good reviews and a good reputation
• Protect yourself by not giving out too much information
• Always read the terms and conditions and all the fine print
• Only use secure payment sites. If there’s an option to pay with PayPal, take it. PayPal has a good buyer protection program that can help you in the event that you are scammed.

What to Do If You’re Scammed

Sometimes con artists are hard to identify and we become victim to their scams. It happens to the best of us. However, as soon as you figure out you’ve been scammed you should:

• Ask for a refund
• Call your bank to report the scam and attempt to block the transaction
Post a negative review or comment on Yelp or another internet referral site to warn others of the scam
• Report the scammer to the local authorities

You should always be sure to do your research before embarking on a psychic experience. The more you know, the more you can be sure that you’re getting a genuine service.
By Pamela Cummins 13 Oct, 2017
Have you felt an instant connection with someone? Perhaps, you felt like you have known them before? Did you automatically trust them? Whoa, hold on there! Even if you two enjoyed deep conversations, had much in common, or knew each other in a past life; take the time to develop a real relationship before you hand over your heart or wallet.
In this blog post, we will look at the advantage of getting to know someone in two important aspects that my clients always desire information on – business and love. Then we will go into pointers that will aid in building a relationship in both areas.

Business

I recently read a woman’s blog about an online business guru whom she took a course with and invested in a live seminar that was across the country. Sadly, the day of the event the guru cancelled, but she got her money back from the live seminar; however, she was stuck paying the costly travelling fees.

She did mention in her blog that there were rave reviews on this business guru’s website, yet nowhere else. My first thought was you should have investigated the business guru better; nevertheless, my guides reminded me that I had been ripped off before. I never lost money to an online business guru; honestly, I can’t afford their thousands of dollars price tag. The way I have been swindle is by so-called clients.

Here are some tips to help you from being conned in business:

  • Research the guru or business thoroughly online by Googling their reviews or complaints on other websites besides their own.
  • Before shelling out enormous amounts of money, spend time reading their articles, observe the way they behave/interact with other people on social media, watch their videos, or listen to radio shows they were on.
  • Make a tiny investment to test them out; for instance, some of my clients have purchased an email reading before doing a phone reading or did a few readings, then spent money on my coaching programs.
  • If you do lose money, find the lesson in it , and let people know about it to avoid being scammed. People have now been warned about investing in expensive business gurus from this woman’s blog. My business has policies to avoid con artist. 
  • Lastly, remember it’s their karma even if you never have observed them getting their karma – it will come back to them. Let it go…
Love

Love relationship tend to wound us deeper than business relationships; nonetheless, they both hurt. Although I will use a woman’s example, the following story applies to men too. Her name has been changed to protect her privacy.

Melanie met Tony whom she felt an instant connection with, although she was overcome with lust for him, she waited for the fourth date before having sex with him. At first, she was afraid that they had sex too soon, he wouldn’t call, or it would ruin the relationship. Melanie was ecstatic when he called. They continued to see each other for six months. She thought that Tony was her soul mate and put the rest of her life (friends, plus activities she enjoyed) on hold. Then the phone calls slowed down, as did their time spent together. Melanie was extremely worried when she had a session with me. Tony ended up breaking things off to be with another woman, because he was addicted to the rush of new love, and didn’t know how to be in a real relationship.

As the saying goes “all is fair in love and war,” but the following are guidelines to help you:

  • If possible find out from family, friends, or co-workers what type of person your love interest is.
  • Even though you two felt an instant connection, remember that the reality is you both are still strangers to one another.
  • Spend more time out of bed, then in bed.
  • There are no guarantees even if this is your soul mate that they will want to be with you forever. 
  • Never, ever, put your life on hold or lose who you are in a relationship. Instead be who you are, for if they don’t love you for you, then why waste time with the so-called life partner?

The last tip that I will give you is not only for business and love relationships, it’s for your life – TRUST YOUR INTUITION! Your intuition is always right, even though you don’t understand, please never ignore it.

If you need assistance in your relationships, check out my books and/or services . I wish you much joy in all your relationships.
By Pamela Cummins 22 Sep, 2017
It’s always such an adventure doing a website makeover. For over a decade, I’ve been using 1and1 MyWebsite builder/host as it is affordable, has great customer service, the website loads quickly, and doesn’t take a rocket scientist to create a website. The only downfall with the former builder was the blog. So I used a free WordPress and Blogger for a while, yet not SEO (search engine optimization) savvy as it divided up traffic.

Now, before I get bombarded by WordPress self-hosted users and developers’ comments or advertisement emails; you need to know I’ve been there, done that, and never will attempt it again. Here are my reasons:

  • I spend too many hours figuring out three different WordPress methods, researching the internet, as well as had quite a few meltdowns without accomplishing much. 
  • Themes and plugins are a nightmare for me and I rather not play in the sandbox.
  • Too much risk of getting hacked.
  • When a website takes a while to load, you know it’s a WordPress site.
  • It’s costly to hire a web developer to build and maintain the website, buy first class theme and plugins, or use a host that guarantees fast upload speed. Plus, why spend money for a site that I don’t know how to operate. 
  • I’m an excellent tenant, which is why my websites have never been evicted. 
  • I’ve been spoiled by 1and1 website builders. 
  • Lastly, instead of using hours of my precious time learning or maintaining a WordPress self-hosted site. I rather spend the time: with clients, writing, marketing, hanging out with my cats, clipping my toenails…

For quite some time, I researched other website builder companies. Wix felt totally wrong for me. Weebly and Squarespace have satisfactory qualities, although (in my opinion) it’s insane that they take a small percentage of your sales or service that you earned on their cheaper monthly or yearly plan. 1and1 never takes a percentage of their customer’s earnings on whatever plan their customers have.

Right before this past Mercury Retrograde, I made one final attempt by calling 1and1. When Hannah answered the phone, I asked, “Are you guys, ever going to have a website builder with a decent blog?” She proceeds to tell me that they were developing a new website builder. I figured I wait until the Mercury Retrograde was over to test it out before going to another provider.

It’s a good thing I waited because I love their new builder! Is it perfect, no, nothing in life has ever been. 1and1 MyWebsite customer service is awesome as they patiently answered all my questions for as long as it took. I personally like to thank Dan, Damon, Chris, and all the others for your help during the creation of this website. Yeah, I called a lot, but at least they will have job security!

Their new blog is perfect for me blogging once or twice a month, as I will still be doing my weekly love affirmations, weekly dream interpretation blog, two monthly Bellespirt columns, plus there’s another possible writing gig in my future. Let me know if there is a certain topic you would like me to do a blog post on. Please check out the rest of the site and/or get your free gifts .

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