(Proud mama) Blake was nominated by her 9th Grade English teacher as an “Ambassador Leader” and had the choice of either attending Harvard, Yale, Johns Hopkins or UCLA for a week to participate in a Global Ambassador Leadership Summit. Blake chose Harvard University. Not only did she have the time of her life in her own dorm room at Harvard Law School, she was able to attend with her very dear friend Grant Pinkos from NY in the same program, someone she has known since she was a baby. There were 200 kids from around the world who participated. She felt a particular connection to kids from South Africa; she had so much fun that she wanted to stay the whole summer with her new friends. That one week at Harvard provided a priceless education in connection, laughter, and working towards making the world a better place. Love my little girl ❤️
Blake’s Take Away
My favorite part about the summit was getting to hear from the speaker Sunjay Nath. He told us stories that have impacted me tremendously. Stories about peer pressure and how only you can control your actions. He also taught us that to be a leader, you must stand when everyone is sitting.
Jennifer Shaffer’s “Wine and Spirits” event tonight, March 11th at Uncorked The Wine Shop, is sold out. This event sells out every month. Next month this event will be on Monday, April 15th from 6 – 8pm. Call Uncorked today to reserve your spot (424) 247-7117 before it sells out again.
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Celebration of Life Service for Hans King Today, Sunday, March 10th at 1:30pm @ Agape Spiritual Center – Saban Theatre 8440 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA
Today we celebrate you Hans King. Thank you for your service and dedication to this work. I am so grateful that Agape provided my very first spiritual mediumship class with you teaching. Thank you Hans and Alfred Ricci for being mentors all throughout my journey.
Celebration of Life Service for Hans King
Today, Sunday, March 10th at 1:30pm @ Agape Spiritual Center – Saban Theatre
8440 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA
Hans Christian King
February 15, 1943 – January 16, 2019
Hans King was a medium, author, lecturer, and counselor. Throughout his 60 years of service, Hans’s teachings were an inspiration to thousands across the globe. Hans taught several classes at Agape and was a keynote speaker at Agape’s Revelation Conference. Highly respected in his field, Hans will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him.
#mentoring #mediumship #leadership #HansKing #inspiration #Agape #CelebrationOfLife
Thank you Richard Martini for what you have said below from above – you have helped me so much this year with my grief with my father- can’t thank you enough….
Happy New Year. It’s the flipside of 2018, so to speak. When I think of all the odd things I’ve learned this year about the flipside, I can only say “It’s all gonna be… okay. Just let go.” As Paul’s mother Mary told him from the flipside; “Let it be.”
Let go of fear, anger, resentment, all the stuff that holds you back from being what you signed up to be. To laugh, to love, to cry, to taste love and give love. It’s hard when the rain is falling to know there’s sunshine on the other side of the clouds – but if you could hear what I’ve heard, seen what I’ve seen, spoken to the people that we’ve spoken to (Happy New Year my cellphone-to-the-Flipside Jennifer Shaffer!) you’d breathe a little easier, laugh a little longer. Take up meditation. It cures or alleviates depression.
Yes, we are only here for a short amount of time – and yes, we don’t end, we just find ourselves on a new adventure. But that doesn’t negate or change any of the amazing fun we’ve had here, can have here, or why we chose to participate in this adventure. We are all connected, all of us on both side of the fence or wall, on both sides of the aisle, on all the continents, all of us in a quantum way – we can’t see it, but we can feel it – if you’re still breathing you’re still feeling. Spend a minute opening your heart up to everyone and all things – if only for a a few seconds.
As Harry Dean Stanton told us (from the Flipside) “Believe in the possibility of an afterlife, because then you won’t spend any more time arguing about it like I did.” If you open yourself up to the possibility that you are here for a reason, that maybe you chose to be here – you’ll see the planet from new eyes. By going into your past and examining why you chose it, you change your present and you change your future.
You can change the past, you can change the present, you can change the future by examining it. (Once examined, you can’t unlearn what you’ve learned.) And it leads to hope and understanding that change is not only inevitable, but part of our plan, our path, our journey. You don’t have to walk around with your heart open all day long – or head in the afterlife – or even wonder what you were thinking when you chose to be here – but if you can think about it for a minute, as it will change everything you thought you once knew.
By wishing happy new year to those you love, to those you have loved, to those on the planet, to those no longer here, but who want to stay involved in your life by having you read this missive – it’s like they’re tapping you on the shoulder right this very moment. “Yes. We still love you. We are still here.”
The best gift we learned in “Backstage Pass to the Flipside: Talking to the Afterlife with Jennifer Shaffer” was in order to speak to a loved one, 1. just say their name. 2. Then ask them questions. 3. When you “hear the answer before you can form the question you’ll know you have a connection.”
That’s not my theory, belief or opinion – I filmed that advice coming directly from someone no longer on the planet who claims he’s helping those over there “stay in touch with all of us.” Now you know what I know. For more odd thoughts in 2019 www.richmartini.com
Wine & Spirits – An Evening of Messages with JENNIFER SHAFFER
Please join International Intuitive Medium Jennifer Shaffer on her tour of Wine & Spirits as she heads to LA! This is a ONE NIGHT event in which Jennifer will deliver messages from your loved ones in spirit over a glass of vino delivering messages of love and healing!
This is a perfect evening to bring a friend, family member or partner! With incredible detail and accuracy, Jennifer delivers messages with compassion and heart felt messages.
Jennifer Shaffer is a world renowned Psychic Medium, Profiler, Author, Seer, Medical Intuitive and more. Her cases have been profiled on Dr. Phil and she has been a reoccurring guest on the Ricki Lake show as an expert Psychic. Jennifer is a regular featured guest on the hit show LIVE with Colby Rebel. Jennifer’s pro-bono work is with law enforcement on a regular basis, assisting with cold cases and helping families of victims find answers. She founded “JS Intuitive Investigation Alliances and Academy” which is the collaboration of law enforcement and psychics working together because she believes it is better having more eyes on the scene as well as the unseen.
For more information please visit JenniferShaffer.com
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Hope to see you there,
©2018 Jennifer M. Shaffer | One Beautiful Chaos | 3701 Highland Ave Ste. 303A, Manhattan Beach, CA. 90266
“Back to #1 at Audible in its genre. Would you like an all access pass to the flipside? Get in line behind the velvet rope. I’m checking IDs, Jennifer Shaffer has the headset on, Luana Anders is tapping her wrist. Anyone can enter the VVVIP lounge, but you have to take “the red pill” first – which will adjust your frequency to see the nature of consciousness and reality. C’mon in, but read the fine print. This club is one everyone will eventually pass thru but you can get a preview if you’re ready. ”
“If you are a half hour late I’m out of here, you will find me at the bar.” Those were the last words I heard from Freddy on the morning of 11-11-01 before I said the words “I Do.” The clouds parted and the rain stopped for the half hour we were married out on a cliff at the Bacara in Santa Barbara. Today he is taking me to the prison called Alcatraz with our kids. I think it is kind of appropriate after sixteen years of marriage in some funny way. Happy Anniversary Freddy, I love and adore you and I love how much we laugh together – it is the best medicine and one of the reasons we are still together ❤️
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone….. I have so much to be grateful for. I feel incredibly blessed with family, friends, clients, their loved ones in spirit, my health and my view of life in and of itself, maybe because of this work. If there is one thing I have learned it is to be in the present moment, make every moment count and even in the most difficult of situations bless them and love them. We are love, we are one…
Thank you Sarah Beaudin for this beautiful picture of Maui ~I love you
Life is beautiful, Live every day full of adventure and purpose. Be kind to yourself and to others. Love like there is no other way to be. Watch the universe reflect back to you the greatness of your spirit, like the water reflected back the colors from the sun through the clouds.
~ Jennifer Shaffer and Spirit
Engagement – Still going strong and seven kids later…
Happy 70th Birthday Daddy!! You have taught me so much throughout the years. I am so grateful for your wisdom and strength. I did pick you and I know more now than ever, why …… You taught me the true meaning of what “Unconditional Love” looks and feels like. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Ask for a sign. Ask for your heart to be lifted. Your loved ones are always around. You have the ability to connect with them. The quickest way is to close your eyes and then ask. See what “pops” into your mind. Then feel the warmth in your heart or the chills down your arms. Chills are spirits way of saying “I am here and that you are loved.”
Xxoo Jennifer Shaffer
Ask for a sign from your loved ones who have crossed over. I did and found this beautiful white feather on the beach this morning all by itself. Then I had a very sweet conversation with both of my grandmothers in spirit. The warmth of love, there is nothing like it.
I grew up listening to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. I was raised Mormon and was blessed enough to come from an amazing family. My parents are still together and madly in love.... Something I now admire more than I did while I was young. As one of seven children (yes there are seven of us) my parents still being together is a feat in and of itself. That being said, we listened to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and it was only until in my twenties did I discover Andrea Bocelli. I love his voice and have been to many concerts where he has performed. This combination is absolutely beautiful. It goes to show that we can all get along irrespective of our faiths and harmoniously sing the praises of our Lord. Don't get caught up in semantics because you will lose the very essence of what you can hear, which is the sound of Love.
The best part of this beautiful sunset was the fact that my son asked to come and watch it from the office. When I asked him why, he said it was because of the Winter Solstice. I couldn’t stop smiling… It truly was an amazing sunset – the colors were brilliantly lighting up the sky… I love Spirit Sundays
Today at Sunday Service at Lwissd ~ My friend and colleague Christina Colby gave a very inspirational spirit message. She had us in a healing meditation go visit ourselves at the age of five and take the hand of that little boy or girl and ask what were my dreams of being when I became older? That little 5 year old told me to be – Fearless and not question what is given and be grateful in everything. As Lisa Williams expressed later to me “Surrender” and to “Trust” myself like I already do with spirit. What an amazing service ~ I am still smiling with love gratitude in my heart. This was just a little extra reminder from John Edwards.
I love the last day of summer before my two little kiddos go to school. In our family, regardless of the weather, we are at the beach until sundown. I wanted to go home early and was reminded that it was tradition to stay. All I can say is that I was grateful to be reminded. What an amazing beautiful ending to our summer without school. There are a lot of traditions that we fight because we want to quit or go home early…… Eventually these “traditions,” become absolutely perfect with tinges of love and colors of rainbows in the midst of chaos… I’m so grateful I decided to stick this one out. Pictures say a thousand words and in my case Millions……
I just found these beautiful yellow Roses in the sand by the sea….. Love who you are, bless the mentors and ones who have helped you along the way and then bring your gifts and talents to unchartered territory like these roses that were brought and left by someone here at the beach. Your gifts will have the ripple effect…. You will be that ripple effect.
~Happy Love Monday Everyone
A Beautiful Gift from Nature and Love
Just now in my back yard a beautiful butterfly landed on a leaf. I decided to take pictures and it crawled on my finger. I held my breath and marveled in the company of this beautiful creature. As soon as that thought traversed my mind into this vast universe, it flew away….. Another gift of love that comes in like a whisper as I try and hold on to something that is not meant to be held on to.
As most of you know ~ I knew all the families involved. This brought tears to my heart. I love J.K. even more now.
Thank you Kim ~ this blog post will resonate with everyone. It really grabbed my heart.
HOW LOSS BECAME MY BEST TEACHER OF LIFE
By Kim Esmond ~Infinite Smile Project
I love that ISP is a creative outlet for me to do so many things – exploring and sharing places I love, celebrating amazing people that inspire me, creative kindness projects I get to experiment on my kids and share with the world, and talking about what cultivates happiness and why kindness in this day and age is king.
However life is not always champagne and roses, right? There is something to be said about exposing oneself and sharing personal stories when the time feels natural. For me this is that time so I hope you will indulge me by reading my first “personal” post on ISP.
My husband is a very private person and I generally am not. Through many trials and tribulations I went through at a young age I found that it was helpful for me when asked a straight question, I gave a pretty straight and honest answer. It kept my life less complicated. As I have gotten older I have been told I am hard to get to know on an intimate level at first which may be true but this post is quite personal to me and I felt was important to share.
(Picture 1) The finger paint canvas art my three year old twins made for Neil so he had something beautiful in his room while here.
August 1st marked two months since we lost someone special in our family. Granted he was a relative of the family I married into but he was my favorite (and I married into what I consider to be an enormous family so that says a lot). When I used to travel the country as a college recruiter he would proudly escort me around his Alma Mater and show me the best time possible in “his” city. I loved it. We spent many family get togethers at the family farm or for holidays in California. He was an all-around stellar dude. An American hero flying choppers in the service, everyone’s friend, a caring soul, and always a sure bet for a good time.
We knew he had cancer for 3.5 years. It was hard to believe he was sick because he never once looked sick and never asked for pity. He was still the fun guy everyone loved as if nothing was going on. For respect of my family’s privacy I won’t go into details of his death but I can tell you it was heartbreaking. I had never witnessed anyone at the end of their life that was too young to pass and knew it was coming. In a candid conversation with my husband I told him I just didn’t think I could handle it, watching him go because I loved him so much and it was something I had never experienced before. My husband, ever rooted in his faith, assured me that now that he was here with family and friends he would be okay. In my husband’s eyes, that is all anyone ever needs.
(Picture 2) The children wrote messages of love they wanted to share with Neil to release into the sky that afternoon
I’ve always feared death mainly because I hadn’t had much experience with it. For the first time in my life I saw so much beauty surround something so tragic. I witnessed what an incredible family I married into as they all came from across the country to celebrate this man’s life. I saw such incredible strength in those around him who made it their sole purpose to provide comfort, happiness and strength for someone nearing the end of life. Most importantly I learned things that my husband did in his final moments that made him a true hero in my eyes. Though very private details, they were things that made me fall in love all over again and solidify the reasons why this was the person I chose to spend my life with and to father my children. What he did I wish I witnessed myself as I believe it would have possibly been one of the most beautiful moments in life one could ever see.
(picture 3) Some of the children releasing their messages for their beloved relative that day
My husband had asked me if I had talked to him like I wanted and expressed to him what I felt for him. I told him I never even considered that I wouldn’t have been granted that time so I didn’t get to do it like I had planned. It was certainly a teachable moment to me not only in death but in accordance to life as well. It’s amazing how death seems to teach us so much more about life than living sometimes.
(picture 4) Some of the balloons with messages floating up for Neil to receive. All in red, white and blue celebrating his contributions to our country in the military.
Given we all thought there was going to be more time there were many things this experience taught me that I would like to share. We all thought time was on our side, at least for a little longer. From this experience I learned time never is predictable and it has its own agenda. It made me think a lot over the last two months about life, loss and mostly living. Below are my private thoughts about these things in quite a public forum for me. Some simplistic and others a bit more rough in their delivery. Nevertheless, they are certainly honest.
1. Tell your loved ones you love them
Every day, all the time, and mean it. You just never know what tomorrow brings. I have experienced and know people who have experienced tragic things. Life should have no regrets and 3 simple words said can leave you with no regrets should something tragic occur.
2. Let go of grudges and forgive
It’s wasted energy that can be spent far more productively on other things. When tragedy hits all those small arguments or indifference seem to disappear. So why should this be any different in everyday life? If you knew someone you cared about was leaving you tomorrow would you still choose to hold onto whatever is bothering you?
3. Don’t sweat the small stuff
This has been something I have learned in the last year after my daughter’s surgery. I don’t care about how others parent their kids or what someone does in their free time. I don’t want to gossip or hear what someone “heard” about the new Mom in the playgroup. I don’t want to listen to someone complain that their flight was an hour late and they forgot their iPad and had nothing to do while sitting in the airport. It doesn’t matter to me if a person has an opinion on another based on some incident 5 years ago that appears irrelevant today. Really, I don’t care about these things and the very little time I have is much better spent and more fun enjoying moments and having conversations that are positive and productive. There are far worse things going on in the world and people with situations and tragedies in their lives that trump any problems most of us have today. It’s a matter of perspective and once you have it, when life is without any major complications it’s purely fantastic.
4. Don’t wait until tomorrow
That trip that you want to take? Use the money you have, pack your bags and take it. Been thinking of that old friend that you miss and wonder what’s new, just call them. I guarantee you will make their day. Always wanted to ditch your responsibilities for a day and go to the beach, just do it. One day won’t kill anyone. Plus, you’ve probably earned it – I mean REALLY earned it. And most importantly, if you have something to say to someone or do for them – good or bad – call or visit that person and make it happen. Whatever that outcome you will be glad you did if it is weighing on your soul.
5. Practice appreciation and gratitude daily
There are many days where we are so mad at our spouse or boyfriend that we can’t see straight. At these moments think of those you dated that treated you horribly and were masterful at being selfish. Then think of the amazing things your spouse has done and that you have one to argue with and pick up after. When your kids are driving you nuts pause for a moment and think of those who have lost a child or cannot get pregnant. As someone who miscarried so many times I believed I would never have my own children so this is something I try to remember during the times I’m pretty sure I am ready to pass them off to a neighbor for a few hours. When you want that bigger house or wish to move closer to the beach know that even the poorest living in most places in the U.S. are still incredibly rich to many areas in the world who don’t have a home, water, food or freedom.
It’s so difficult to take the time in our crazy, fast-paced, over-scheduled lives to appreciate the things in life that really matter. So this weekend try and practice gratitude for things many take for granted. Enjoy your time with a loved one, spend time at the park or beach and enjoy its beauty, and smile at those you pass on the street. Just spend 48 hours in appreciation of all that has been given to you, enjoy each moment as it happens this weekend and soak it all in with gratitude. I promise as Monday rolls around, it won’t seem so bad after all.
This is a blog post from a very dear friend of mine Kim Esmond and her “Infinite Smile Project.” Teaching children (and adults) to pay it forward and in doing so you are spreading kindness that results in an infinite smile. She always manages to put a smile on my face. Subscribe to her post- you will love it!
The Infinite Smile Project
Summer of Kindness Challenge #4: Spread a Smile Edition
As more and more people are finding out about ISP I am receiving so many fun emails from the most amazing people. One last week was from a lady from Word Rocks who gave me this amazing idea in exchange for some smile wands. Fair trade I think.
Word Rocks is exactly what you think it is, maybe. Basically they are wonderful, fun sayings or words written on rocks and left anywhere and everywhere people roam to brighten their day.
As luck should have it we live near the beach so we spent some time last week finding some gorgeous rocks that my four year old twins (happy birthday girls!) found in the sand and then at the tide pools. They selected their favorites, we washed and dried them at home and then decorated them the next day. Clearly I did most of the decorating, but they were fantastic supervisors.
The next day, as any democracy would, we nominated our favorite spots around town and dropped off about twenty rocks in different locations for unsuspecting people to find.
Whoever you are, if you found them and are reading this post, we hope it made your day a little brighter!
As always, comments, questions and emails are welcome. Enjoy your week everyone!
A Spirit’s Birthday Wish To Her Mother Today
I was running on the beach here in Ocean City, NJ this morning when I saw these beautiful three red roses and had to stop. I sat down in the warm sand next to them and put them in an upright position. Then as I sat there contemplating why they were there, I received an alert from “Facebook” via text that it was Toni’s birthday today.
Toni is the mother of Morgan who passed away at the age of 20. She should still be with us right now in physical form even though she is in spirit.
In the midst of heart ache thinking about Toni, her husband Steve and their daughter Morgan, I actually smiled because it couldn’t have happened at a more perfect time finding those 3 roses.
I wrote happy birthday to Toni and then Morgans name “popped” in my head and then my name Jennifer. My name happens to be Morgan’s middle name.
I then asked Morgan who I felt was giving me “spirit hugs” as I was covered in chills, if I could sign her name and of course I was given a yes.
Everything transpired in seconds but the thank you from Morgan and Toni are still happening, hours later. What a gift of love coming over from the other side.
I am humbled and honored to be doing this work. I am also grateful to work with such a beautiful spirit who is helping us solve her very own case.
I am pinching myself being able to wake up to this beautiful sunrise and then becoming a student as I soak up the knowledge and wisdom from a wonderful teacher and mentor John Holland. What an incredible gift he is to this planet. So grateful for all of the “Coincidences,” that brought me here to this moment right now ~ I am in Love with Love…… ~ Jennifer Shaffer
Find Your Bliss….. It reflects the way you look at the outside world because Bliss is found within first….
Love and then Love some more. Make it a competition within yourself that no one can have any other effect on your spirit other than Love. I remember hearing this and laughing because of how funny it was at the time- now I quietly say it in the face of adversity ~ “Nothing you can possibly do -will ever make me not like you.”
Below is from Dr. Wayne Dyer. I was very deeply touched by what was written and what resonated so deeply within my very core that I wanted to share it. Please visit his website for more wonderful books and stories. One of my favorite books that he has written is “Wishes Fulfilled”, you will not be disappointed.
I am one with all living things.
Give thanks for the gift of love and the oneness that unites all living things. You are a divine creation—a piece of the divine intelligence that supports everything and everyone. In a world in which this divine intelligence creates everything, there can be no accidents.
My son Sands sent me a story about the passing of conservationist Lawrence Anthony in South Africa. Anthony is well-known for his courageous rescue of Baghdad Zoo animals during the war in Iraq in 2003. He wrote about his experiences rescuing a rogue elephant herd in his bestselling book The Elephant Whisperer. Sands knew I would love the remarkable story of what happened at Lawrence Anthony’s game reserve in South Africa after his death last year. The elephants he saved from extermination walked 12 miles in a sort of funeral procession from their habitat to gather around his house. How did they know their human protector and friend had passed?
As Emerson says, we take what we have seen and trust our Creator on what’s unseen. If all life is connected, the elephants would naturally know to come to their friend’s home to mourn him. Everything in this physical universe of ours is in some way connected to everything else. When we attempt to isolate anything, we find that it is in some way part of everything else in the universe. Just as it is absurd for a single wave to see itself as separate from the ocean, so it is for any of us not to recognize our oneness with all creation.
If we imagine that we’re free of all divisions, all separation, and all judgments about this world and the life inhabiting it, we can begin to understand oneness. The place we want to enter is of simply being. We can picture the Source of being as an energy that’s as available to us all as is the sky. There’s no distinction between anyone or anything because everyone and everything is Spirit. This Spirit is God, our Source of being. We are it, and it is who we are. We relax into the silence of where we came from. We discover the meaning of life by being able to return to the oneness. The closer we get to experiencing our original nature, which is Spirit, the more peace and purpose flows through us. And the more we can recognize and accept miracles.
The story of Lawrence Anthony and the elephants tells me that something in the Universe is greater and deeper and more powerful than we know. We can trust our Creator on this. Like the elephants, let us be grateful for the Spirit that connects us and enables us to love.
Love today and always,