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Ask Psychic Medium Laura Scott (Issue #13)
by Laura Scott

Dear Laura,
I tried a meditation to meet my Spirit Guide and someone did indeed show up, but I don't know if it was real or just my imagination. (I don't want to be talking to myself.)
How can one tell the difference?
Very Sincerely,
TS

Hi TS,
Thanks for your question. That indeed was one of your guides, appearing as you requested. Guided meditations to meet your spirit guides work. There are several good ones out there, I recommend my Ancient Stardust Tools for Change CD: Higher Purpose (click for info) where in addition to meeting your guides, angels and animal messengers, loved ones on The Other Side have been coming in to visit during the meditation as well. As long as you are using a meditation with proper grounding and centering techniques (which help to insure that only The Highest and Best come through), you can rest assured that you have had contact and weren't imagining things. Ask whoever shows up what their role is in assisting you, how to best reach them again in the future, and if they have any signs they would like to use to help let you know that they are there for you. Try asking questions in different ways and don't over analyze their response. Guides, Angels and such speak in matter of fact terms, infused with love, humor and understanding. Congratulations TS!


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Dear Laura,
How can I help my grieving friend?

Bless your heart for caring. You can help your grieving friend by listening and offering them a safe place to just be with their grief-that means not judging them, not trying to fix them, not rushing their process-simply allowing them to have their grief space. Whether that means talking, reminiscing, releasing emotions, tears, fears, guilts, doubts, or more. It's difficult to do because as a society we are more solution oriented...we tend to want to fix and change things. But grief is a personal experience and no two people will ever it the same. 

Be present for your friend. Offer them your time, your love, your support. The hardest space of grief is in the weeks and months after the immediate shock of loss has passed, when everyone else has 'gone on with their lives' and you feel left behind. Send notes, leave them phone messages, drop by for a cup of tea and offer your presence. Ask them if they feel like talking. Tell them what you miss about the loved one they have lost. Share some memories. As we head into the holidays...be gracious as you extend invitations to those who are grieving, so that they can come for dessert, or just for appetizers, or for the whole day if they choose. Leave them options and remain flexible because grieving is a moment to moment thing. Suspend your expectations and timetables. Remember this example: grief is like the stocks in the stock markets-some areas are up and flourishing while others are struggling and it is all happening simultaneously.

One last thing, pray for your friend. Pray for their comfort and healing. All of these things will help bring them validation, comfort and peace. 


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Dear Laura,
Can a psychic tell you about health issues you might face now or the near future?

Yes, if they are experienced in and wired for health intuition. Depending on how experienced they are, you may get ideas, concepts, facts, descriptions, time lines and so forth. Some will see images, others can 'feel' the condition, others may 'hear' of it and so on...it all depends on how their wiring works. In my case, when I do a health scan for a client I experience it on several levels. If appropriate I will also give clients time lines and an indication of how pressing something is. Health intuitives and psychics are not doctors nor we do not profess to be. All health information in a reading should always be followed up with proper testing with licensed medical professionals. 

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Dear Laura,
What is the significance of saying 'Amen' after a prayer? Do you have to say it, and if you don't, does that mean your prayer wasn't heard or that you are not being respectful?
Just curious,
Heather

Hello Heather, thank you for your questions. Amen has been used as an affirmation-both on it's own and at the close of prayer- for hundreds and hundreds of years. Amen means "so be it" or "may it be so." Depending on cultural and religious beliefs, it takes on varied other meanings as well. Saying Amen after a prayer is optional. For some it signifies release of the prayers to The Universe. For others it means, 'Thank you!' Others see it as an affirmation, like 'Yes!" or "so be it." It can be used as a blessing, a prayer closing, an expression of gratitude and more. Where, how, if, and when to use Amen is a personal choice. If you choose not to close a prayer with it, it does not mean that your prayers go unheard. God, Buddha, Allah, Jesus, The Source...however you choose to name the Infinite Power that unites us all, is more concerned with your intention than your execution. So what matters most is what's in your heart, not in the words you use to express it. Many Blessings to you Heather!

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hi Laura
Why are some people left-handed and others right-handed? Does it mean something?
B.G.

Hi B.G., because we pre-selected it that way. Just like we preselect our body shapes and sizes, our life themes, our families..... I know, I know, you are asking 'what?!" But yes, it is true, we chart all those things. And when we do it, we are on The Other Side, blissed out in a state of Nirvana and literally checking off boxes: "yes, I want the big feet, the hairy arms, the gapped smile, the pear shape, the great abs, the height of..." ....and so on. It all sounds so good when we are there! 

Left handed people are in a special class because in choosing to be left handed comes a lifetime of it's own adventures. The world is situated to the right. Screws, doorknobs, light bulbs, etc, all turn right. Knives are serrated to service the right handed. Buttons and plackets are designed for those who are right hand dominant. Mugs with messages are made for right hands (when lefties hold the mug, they never get to see the message). Even watches (the old fashioned kind that must be wound) have a knob on the right that must be turned to the right. In historical times, people who were left handed were often persecuted and felt to be (you guessed it), 'not right' in their head. Modern science, however, has shown left handed people to be highly creative & innovative thinkers, using the right side of the brain which is often associated with those traits. Right handed people use the left side of their brains.

Left handed people have a great bond with one another because we are in the minority living in a right handed world. We are forced to be more adaptable and truly appreciative of details. Cumulative stress for left handed people living in a right handed world is said by scientists to our lower life expectancy by several years when compared to our right handed counterparts. Now pass me my special scissors.


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Hello,
I am wondering if each person on earth has their own angel(s) and spirit guides or do people ever share angels and guides? The reason for this question is because there are so many people on earth, are there as many angels and spirit guides for EACH individual?
Thank you,
Mila

Hi Mila, thanks for writing. A good question. Yes the earth plane is a busy, bustling place! There are a lot of us here now AND there is a lot of interest in the earth at this time in history. We each have our own main guide, and a wonderful assortment of assistant guides, angels, Master Teachers, and let's also not forget fairies, deceased loved ones, and animal totems looking in on us. There is some sharing of coverage, but rest assured, it does not mean anyone is ever shortchanged. Think of it like parents and children: moms/dads are responsible for theirs, but also from time to time help out with others. Assistant guides help with shared coverage. Angels have many they look after and care for. As our lives change and evolve, so too does the amount of coverage we may need. Remember, guides and benefactors come in all shapes and sizes. And we also have support coming in from other dimensions and realms as well. It is an Infinite Universe!

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Hi Laura,
I rescue animals. The other day a dog arrived who was a stray. He came in with the name Paddy. I was looked after by a man called Paddy for the whole of my childhood. This man Paddy died when I was 14. It might sound mad but I am so close to this dog and he is very close to me. Could it be a case of reincarnation? My partner says we should not keep him but I am so reluctant to let him go to another home just in case he was meant to be with me. Please let me know your thoughts.
Thank you
Lisa, U.K.


Hello Lisa,
Your surrogate father, Paddy, is not this dog. People do not reincarnate as pets. However, your guides and your surrogate father have sent you this dog to assist you with your own process and healing. To put it simply: you need each other. Now I know you can't go saying yes to adopting every animal that comes along, but tell your partner that this one stays. It is a gift to you from Divine to help heal your heart. Accept it. Enjoy it. Welcome it in. Paddy (your surrogate father) will be most pleased you do not miss his offering, and feels there is much mutual benefit a.k.a. healing ...for yourself and the dog in this match. The synchronicity of names was used here to help you to not miss this opportunity (calling special attention to this dog) and to help you recognize the power of this gift for what it is. 
Congratulations on your new addition! It is going to be a win/win for everyone involved.

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Laura Scott is an internationally renown psychic, spiritual teacher and channel for healing. She is the author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Divining the Future, and creator of the Ancient Stardust Directional Cards and the Ancient Stardust Progress Journal. Her mission is to help people with the work of the soul and provide insight on their life journey.

Ask Laura is a published advice column imparting spiritual advice for yourself, your neighbor, pets, family matters, dreams, work situations, health, relationships, and more. Questions are evaluated for use on an overall basis for helping others. If you have something that you would like to ask Laura, send your brief question to: AskLaura@ancientstardust.com.

For questions in which a response would be relative only to you, we strongly recommend that you schedule a private reading by calling Laura's office toll free at 1-866-897-1504. For more info about Laura, private sessions, classes, retreats and more, visit her website at www.ancientstardust.com, or www.bestpsychicmediums.com/Laura-Article.htm

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