Okay everyone – does anyone see the spirits in my office? Or is it a mirror that might be a little dirty? I will let you be the judge… #MaybeBoth
I love my Spirit Sundays
I love where my work takes me. Right now I am in San Francisco visiting friends and getting ready for a multidimensional adventure to Mt. Shasta. Another vortex on my bucket list that I will be able to recalibrate my spirit and then cross it off my list. Thank you Joyce, Raj, Leslie and Michelle for being on this journey.
I LOVE Spirit 💗
What an amazing “Spirit Sunday” sharing Wine and Spirits with my beautiful friend and last client of the day. Next time I work on a Sunday with clients at my office will begin again August 23rd. I will be traveling and filming a television show in between…. Very exciting and more information to come later 😊
Last Night’s Birthday Celebration
My Daddy’s Prom Picture #Handsome
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
Beautiful decadent dinner by Tasha, thank you so much for this evening. I loved finally meeting you Thomas John. Your book “Don’t Argue with a Dead Person,” is one of my favorites. Marcy Cole thank you for our First Tuesday Family. My love for Patricia and Genevieve as well as having a night with spirit, Dillan and Thomas John. Even Jack was able to make it for dessert- so much love, great food and future memories, again thank you Tasha!
Good-morning from the colors that represent love from the Universe…. be “In Love” today…
A special Happy 16th Birthday to one of my favorite Radio Hosts and friends ~ The Ghost Host Sophia Temperilli on LiveParanormal.com
Listen live to her at 12pm Pacific…. There will be a few little surprises
Maui is very healing, the sites and the sea are spectacular. The colors are magnified in everything around you. It is the kind of peaceful resolve that you are able to observe your surroundings and the complete wonderment in it, outside of your “self.” The contemplation that occurs within your spirit becomes more available here without distractions, than anywhere else. The easiest way to explain it is having your eyes wide open during meditation.
Maui is a physical place that most people cherish and love but Maui can be anywhere that you find peace within your heart. It has become a consciousness that I carry with me into places that are a little bit more distracting. It is my reset button that I hold dear to my heart. Ask yourself in reflection to this last year, “Where was I the most peaceful?” Then take that memory and make it your reset button. The chaos will diminish and the gratitude will unfold.
Take with you into next year all of the wonderment from 2014 and leave whatever didn’t serve your highest good. Laugh more, live more and then pay it forward. You are loved, start from there.
Here is a chance to Win a reading with me, and all for the price of a coffee. All proceeds are going to something that I believe in and will help The Infinite Smile Project get their wonderful kids books out on teaching Kindness and philanthropy to children. If you donate $5.00 Please put your name down on my Facebook Page post that has this up as well below in the comments section and at the end of the day I will have my daughter Blake pick someone for me to give a 15 minute reading to. Yes your $5.00 now gives you 2 chances to win a reading. What are you waiting for 😉
Below came from the founder of ISP, Kim Esmond
TUEDAY 40 DAYS OF GIVEAWAYS!!! WE HAVE 2!!! 1. Playland Cafe $100 in play passes for kids, food and gifts. And for 48 hours (until midnight 11/26) a reading from the World-Renown Medium and Radio Host, Jennifer Shaffer. Named best of the best for 2014 ~ she is amazing! For either one go to www.theinfinitesmile.com to donate. Every $5= 1 entry ($20=4 entries). Please put in notes in PayPal which item you are entering for today. THANK YOU PLAYLAND CAFE & JENNIFER SHAFFER!
Thank you Dr. Brian Weiss for Many Lives, Many Masters.
This was the very first book that took me through Past Lives. It resonated so much in my heart as It was the beginning of my understanding about who we are and what we contract in this universe. I felt for the very first time that I was not alone in my thoughts. My very own “skepticism” walls began to come down.
If you haven’t read this book, I encourage you to either listen to it or read it. It is a quick read but leaves you changed forever.
What do all of these pictures have in common? Susan Pinsky and her Calling Out Podcast. I have so much gratitude towards the love that is felt every time we all get together. Check out her podcast ~ right here
Last night was bitter sweet. Lisa Williams who is not only my mentor but a very close friend expressed to me that she was going to be leaving soon. I have known this consciously for some time that she would be leaving Los Angeles and live in New York. In fact we joked about the fact that I am the one that told her she would be leaving by the end of the year. I can handle a lot, in fact anyone that knows me understands how I have to detach because of some of the cases that I work on are so intense that I have to. That detachment carries over in my everyday life. More so than it should. When she told me yesterday in person it struck my heart for some reason. I know that we will always talk and in fact probably more so but my heart hurt and I actually began to cry. I was in shock more about my reaction to what she said then the actual move itself. It made no sense. How could this be? When I dived deeper into what I was feeling and couldn’t really control it I realized that she made it tangible. Her move became tangible and I couldn’t fight the tears. I lost it. I later learned that is what a “Meltdown,” looks and feels like.
We all are vulnerable and we all have detachments that at some point in our lives get addressed. My detachment from believing she was leaving made its way through the guards of my tears. As I write this I can’t help but laugh about the fact that Lisa Williams is still teaching me and that I have learned something about myself within the confines of what I felt as my reactionary irrational behavior. I learned from the experience last night to not push situations away. I also learned that by being vulnerable I was able to cry about what has been building up over the last year.
Live every day as if you or someone you cared for was moving away tomorrow…….. What would you do differently? Who would you spend your time with? How would you get through the transition? We all have vulnerabilities, don’t push away your feelings. It is a lot better to cry a little along the way then all at once. Didn’t see that one coming.
Past – Embracing Internal Conflict Beautifully
My Little neice drew that picture of me a few years ago – that is the past that I still love about who I am as a person and the funny little parts of wanting wings while flying on a broom…. She captured all parts of me along with my favorite Muse the Moon.
Present Day – Black Kitty Love
My little black kitty cat came up to me and purred ~ (yes if you are wondering I have always had black cats my whole life) -never once did I think anything differently about it until a friend of mine Charisse said, “Seriously? You have a black cat too?” That is when I knew I truly was a little different. Taken yesterday I wish you a Happy Day After Halloween from my spooky self and Kitty. Yes that is my black cat’s name, Kitty 😉
Future – My daughter and her beautiful friend
My daughter has the same gifts as I do. Most children do until they are told not to. This is the future generation of light workers. As of now she can write her own story in the colors of crayons…. I love what the future has in store for all of us.
I just pre-ordered my Lisa Williams Oracle Cards ~ they are absolutely beautiful. Get yours today!
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You have until September 15th at midnight PDT to place your order on line. The winner, randomly selected among all purchases, will be announced on September 16th on this website.
* Duration: 30 minutes – A 450$ Value
In addition to the 5$ rebate and a chance to win a private reading with Lisa Williams, if you pre order the Intuitive Soul Oracle Cards before September 15th, you could receive a limited edition giclee* autographed by Marie-Chantal Martineau, the visionary artist who created all the exquisite artworks for Lisa’s deck of cards.
This painting, called “Guide”, help us remember that we’re never alone and that we are still accompanied by our dearly beloveds who have passed on to the other side.
Canvas HD print (unframed)
Dimension : 22 x 24 po.
Value : 200$
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.
Website Link ~ The Infinite Smile Project
If you need a “Spirit Check-up,” I am finally coming back today from the East Coast. I look forward to being in my office……. The second picture is my favorite spot to enjoy the view off of our office balcony after work~ Can you tell that I miss our office Denise? Thank you Morgan Olivia Newton for these pictures ~ you are a very talented photographer.
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!
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
Here is a little slice of Heaven from Maui, Hawaii ~ Notice the colors. They represent “intuitive creativity,” which is from the solar plexus of Mother Earth. It is also known as the creative energy center for the ~ Mind Body Spirit, connection. Even cities manifest the colors they operate in. This was physically shown here in Hawaii where Maui tends to always bring in the brightest and most vibrant colors of the universe right to the windows of your soul, your eyes.
~ Jennifer Shaffer
What colors do you see? Did you know that everyone comes in a color? Some people call it their aura. Did you know it can change from day to day? It can come as a knowing. If someone appears to you as a green feeling – maybe they have a healing capability. Red might be someone who is incredibly grounded, Blue might be someone who speaks their mind. Different shades might mean different things. Color coordinates with our energy centers or what some people refer to as chakras. Don’t let terminology scare you. Color has meaning – you might look at people differently……Ask yourself what color are you? Not your physical appearance either but it might be your favorite color. Your first thought is usually the right one.
~ Jennifer Shaffer
Do you have questions about Love, Career, Finances or Life Path? Are you looking to connect with a loved one who has crossed over? Have you ever wondered what your Spirit Guides have to say? Are you stuck and need direction? Come get a psychic and or mediumship reading. Jennifer with help from spirit will help you get some of the answers you need.
Love what you do and enjoy the process that brings in different shades of light. Remember it is not the destination, it is the journey… ~ Jennifer Shaffer
Wayne Dyer posted this picture on Facebook from Doreen Virtue.
The Universe wants to help us ~ choose what you focus your attention on because it will give you what you place your attention to. It does not know the difference of good or bad so be very careful of your thoughts. Choose love and light and wrap whatever you want with ease and grace…. Be grateful and watch the magic begin to work as coincidences.
~ Jennifer M. Shaffer
This is wonderful. If you would like to see Lisa Williams Sunday Service at Lwissd – Los Angeles and you don’t live close by, here is a link to see it live at 10am Feb. 23rd….. I love her service! ustream Lisa Williams Sunday Service Live @ 10am Pacific Feb.23rd ~ right here!
This was after Susan Pinsky’s (Dr. Drew’s Wife) “Calling Out” Podcast. A big thank you to Dr. Denise McDermott for her wisdom and for Susan, Gina Grad, Hoyt Richards for an amazing eye opening experience. A special thank you shout out to Lisa Williams and my hubby Freddy for the coincidences of this meeting even occurring. — with Gina Grad, Susan Sailer Pinsky, Dr. Denise McDermott and Hoyt Richards.
Tap on link below to subscribe to Susan Pinsky’s Calling Out Podcast – She is AMAZING and you will love the subject matter… Great experience..
Calling Out: Cults & Ghosts ~ Former Cult member Hoyt Richards talks about his years trapped in a cult and how he overcame to help free others. Then Medium Jennifer Shaffer and crime-solving partner Psychiatrist Denise McDermott check in….
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I got to interview “DR. DREW” Pinsky from his very own HNL News Room where he hosts On Call with DrDrew for a few minutes before I interviewed Susan Pinsky his beautiful wife the host of “Calling Out” radio show and her co-host- Gina Grad. We discussed everything from all of the so called coincidences to the healing aspects of our work collectively. Lisa Williams was a surprise guest that came in and gave Gina Grad a Reading! What an amazing evening….
Visit Susan and Gina with their podcast – “Calling Out” with Susan Pinsky.
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