Maplewood became a hotel from a horse barn in 1879, Lily Dale, NY. Haunted of course. I thought you all would love this memory.
ADVENTURES IN LILY DALE WITH DICK & TARA
Two weeks ago: Tara flew from LAX to Buffalo, NY, arriving at 3:36 PM. I arrived from Roanoke, VA three minutes later, and we met in baggage. “Not bad planning for Mercury Retrograde,” I said. Our baggage arrived in a timely manner. I rented a car. No snags. We were both hungry, so we stopped at a BBQ restaurant on the way out of town … and it took a long time to get our meal.
We were on our way to Lily Dale, NY (the town where everyone talks to the dead). We told a film crew from Norway that we’d be there about 6:30, and obviously we were not going to make it. Elaine Thomas, of Fellowships of the Spirit, was helping to coordinate this project for us, and when she called to see where we were, I explained and promised we’d be there at 7:30. That I knew we could do.
Tara was going to do her moon ritual and the Norwegians were going to film it as a segment of a reality TV show. We’d work with them for the next two days. Then, on the weekend, we’d conduct a “Life Force Activation” seminar at Fellowships. Elaine warned me that it was going to be very cold. It was freezing the previous night, and it had snowed a little this morning. I did not have winter gear with me, so I planned to put on two pairs of pants, two shirts, a hooded rain jacket and a snowboarder shell. I had cowboy boots and could wear two pairs of socks. That should do it.
We sped west on the freeway, and got lost in conversation. Tara wanted to know what I knew about the show. Very little. The Norwegians had contacted me wanting to know if they could film and interview us in Sedona this particular Thursday and Friday. I told them I would be in Lily Dale, NY and mentioned that most of the residents were mediums and talked to the dead. That intrigued them more than Sedona. They would follow me around and interview me. I was to come up with lots of interesting things to do and show them.
“You’re kidding,” I said. No, they were not kidding. “It will be a lot more interesting if you include Tara, since she’s a psychic and a shaman” they said. “Plus I added she’s good at demonstrating her abilities.” I didn’t mention that German and Swedish crews had filmed her conducting Moon Rituals in Malibu in the last few months.
Tara volunteered to do the full moon ritual. I told them, and they loved it.
Up ahead, on the freeway, there were toll collection booths I didn’t recognize. I pulled up to the window and asked how far it was to the Fredonia exit. The kid in the window laughed, “It’s about 25 minutes behind you.” Now I’ve driven this road dozens of times. I’d never missed the exit before. Damn, it was now feeling very much like Mercury Retrograde. I’d gotten lost in conversation and wasn’t paying attention.
Nothing rattles, Tara. “We’re fine, just breathe deeply and go for it,” she said. And I did. We pulled into the Lily Dale gates at exactly 7:30 and as we rounded the corner to our apartment, we came to a stop in front of a film crew of two women and four men. One man was hosting a large broadcast video camera and a bank of lights. Another man was taking still pictures as fast as his finger would snap. I muttered something about not believing it.
“Be cool, Richard. They’re just doing their job.” We got out of the car, apologized. A handsome man appeared to be the host and he shook my hand. The camera man had the camera looking up my nose holes. The lights were blinding. I tried to explain that we had to go in and get dressed for the cold weather. Ahhh, they agreed and followed us right into the apartment (the lower level of a beautiful 1800s house).
I went right into the bedroom and closed the door leaving Tara to fend for herself. I put on two of everything, which I realized was not going to be enough. Tara joined me. “Can you do this?” I asked. “Sure,” she said.
The ritual would take place on the lawn in front of the old Lily Dale Hotel on the edge of Lake Cassadega. Many stumps form a circle on the lawn, and the locals were already seated, dressed in heavy winter attire, waiting for Tara to begin. Elaine provided me with a pop-open chair (there were no more stumps). Tara began, asking each person to participate by talking about their fears.
Twenty minutes into the program, Elaine said she was freezing and had to go. But she left me with a big square of carpet to wrap myself in, along with a blanket. Two of my favorite mediums, Marti and Jessie, apologized for leaving, but they couldn’t take the cold.
I managed to wrap myself in the carpet and do a strange little body and head wrap with the blanket. Only my eyes could be seen. I was still freezing, but I was freezing comfortably. Tara remained sitting up on a stump in her light ski jacket going on with the ritual. Only problem, the moon was nowhere to be seen.
Well, there was another little problem. I needed to pee. I had not considered this possibility. With the blanket, carpeting, double coats, double pants, and no place to hide behind a tree, it was a logistical problem.
It was getting dark. I left the circle as quietly as I could, crossed the lawn to the hotel and walked a block back to the apartment.
Even in my home away from home, I had to practically get undressed. The whole process took 15 minutes. Making my way back to the circle, I realized all the Norwegians had stopped filming and gone back to their B&B. There was still no visible moon, although a glow appeared on the horizon. I wrapped myself in my carpet, adjusted the blanket and hunkered in.
Tara, pro that she is, continued on to finish the ritual for a few remaining locals. The female producer explained that it was just too cold (for the Norwegians) to keep filming. But maybe, after Tara had warmed up, and the moon was in the sky, if she was willing … they wanted her to come back out and film some more. (She did until 1 AM.)
This was the beginning of two days of fun and filming with the crew. The host, Ari Behn is married to the daughter of the King and Queen of Norway, so the world press follows all that he does. I found him to be a delight to work with. I regressed him into a past life, and he interviewed me … a lot. Tara performed psychically, did a healing, conducted a meditation and was interviewed as well.
Our hour segment is due to be shown in Norway, January, 2011. The show is called “Ari Og Per”.
Full Worm Moon
By Tara Sutphen
The Full Worm Moon (Native American) will culminate on March 18, 2021 12:18 AM PT / 3:18 AM ET (Farmers Almanac).
The Worm is filling music into the air, of course it’s such a tiny creature; can you hear it sing? But it’s spring now, and they feel alive. Ready to do their job of recycling nutrients in the soil. The smallest creature has an impact on our lives… If you have been on a project and need a push. This will be the right moon month to get you to where you are headed. When you tap into your creative force, your wellbeing and vitality. You feel you can move mountains. And there may be some blocks that give way. You will look behind and wonder why you worked so hard to make your way forward. But it can and will happen, keep progress in motion.
Life is about learning. You are ready to adjust your thinking and learn the right direction for yourself, the right tools for your trade and the right impetus to get your mind working in a positive direction. Your actions will start to make sense.
Pisces sun allows us to look at hidden motives and feelings and sometimes painful things, while the Virgo full moon is reminding us to get to work and center ourselves. Our health is important, our mental wellness is important and our nutrition and exercise are important. What are you missing in your human development. Look into the meaning of life and a deeper resonance of thought. Tune in instead of tuning out.
Write a paragraph on where you can improve with your personal power through your home life.
Write a paragraph on upgrading your work life.
How do you proceed with your ability to create:
How do you proceed with your short term goals:
—— It’s all about how you proceed … and living well is on the agenda.
- How to Live Well:
- Exert Effort
- Be Present
- Be Around Enjoyable People
- Learn Something New
- Mistakes Happen – Forgive
- Let Go of Negativity
- Support Others
- Find Beauty in Small Things
- Be Grateful
- Be Curious
- Dream Big
- Never Give Up
- Be Accountable
- Be Genuine
- Know you make Mistakes too
- Self-Reflect through prayer and meditation
- Express yourself well
—- “Live each day as if it were your last; love each day as if you will live forever.”
― Matshona Dhliwayo
Tara Sutphen is Featured in Aspiring Magazine March/April 2022 issue
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Full Beaver Moon
By Tara Sutphen
The Full Beaver Moon (Native American) at 27* Taurus will culminate, November 19, 2021 12:59am PST/3:59am EST (Farmers Almanac). It is also a Partial Lunar Eclipse. Buckle up on this one, as it’s not only tied to the most intense aspect in the zodiac, it is also the longest eclipse in 580 years. When we have an eclipse, it’s time to change or let go of something holding us back. Take time to meditate on what you’d like unblocked or cleaned up in your life as it brings something exciting or illuminating to each of us.
This Full Beaver Moon is about building your future. The actual earth and the harmonic vibration is cluing us to be more accountable. This isn’t a time to be lackadaisical or lazy. We need to be steady. And to take notice if we’re making our lives difficult or hard. Begin to notice opportunities and lovely times and memories. We’re not to work harder but be smarter. Awaken to what and who is around you. How we gracefully glide or stumble forward is our choice.
Leave unproductive behavior behind. Create the fabulous you, enhance your skills and strengths, outer appearance, inner resolve, psychic empowerment and anything else to enhance the real you.
Being valiant means to live with courage and determination. Fortitude allows you to have the backbone to reach for your destiny and it’s a necessary part of growth. Choose to embrace uncertainty.
Strength of Mind
Alter your mindset. Rework or use a negative event or experience and use it to your advantage or repositioning your perspective. Your mind is a powerful tool, it is knowledge and wisdom.
Strength of Character
Whatever problem you encounter, write down ways for solutions. This builds character and gives you tremendous confidence when you easily handle your moods, irritations, disappointments and frustrations.
What are your five happiness goals. Be specific.
Positive self-determination, begin to believe in yourself. Understanding your inner self, power, and organizing your life.
Practice Makes Perfect
Improve yourself every day, what you want to achieve doesn’t happen overnight. Develop patience and perseverance.
Rest the Ego
You don’t need to feel insecure. You take the high road or the low road, it’s that simple. Don’t let others fluster you, it’s a trap to take you off track of your ideas and game strategy.
Gather facts, and remember every one must make decisions. It’s best to always consider consequences and what something might look like good and bad – 2 years from now, 5 years from now, 10 years from now etc…
There are many signs when things are right and when they are wrong. Learn to notice these signs.
Learn to Share
How you interact and impact others will ensure you a life full of opportunities. It is your most valuable soul advantage. Be accountable. Take care of yourself and those you love. Mercy is bestowed on all of us when we know how to help others.
Create your Reality. The beautiful journey of your life begins and ends with you… the way you speak, the way you think, the way you take care of yourself and others (including pets), the way you go about your job and how you relate and socialize. It might seem minor but it’s your lessons or rewards. You must choose which dreams are the right ones and how they will flourish.
Secrets you carry:
- Work arena
Are you seen as Constructive or Destructive?
Where do you build your life:
What do you need to change in your personal life or work life: List 3 things if not 3 sentences
What Inspires you:
(5 sentences or more)
Who Inspires you:
(5 people and why)
_____ Chances are you want more to life. If you are like most people, you want to create a better life. Even if you have a pretty great life, you might feel there is room for improvement.
—— “There is but one solution to the intricate riddle of life; to improve ourselves, and contribute to the happiness of others.”
― Mary Shelley
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New Moon 12* Scorpio – Activate your voice to speak clearly and precisely. You gain by good conversation, and expressing yourself gently, not by manipulation or passive-aggressive behavior. We always must be careful of what we wish for… we might just get it and be sorry we did. So it’s best to expect the very best for ourselves. Scorpio allows us to develop our personal powers and make changes gracefully 🧡 #newmoon #farmersalmanac #nasa #tarasutphen #12scorpio #scorpio
New Moon 21* Taurus – time to meditate and leave behind frustration or anxiousness. Allow for suggestions of producing results and proactive movement toward manifestation. Complete tasks of unfinished business or projects. Set your feet on the earth to align grounding and to bless your success. ~ #tarasutphen #tarainsight #tarainsightdotcom #hypnotherapy #hypnotherapist #astrology #mooncycles #moon #newmoon
New Moon 3* Taurus & Earth Day
I think all of us are feeling fortunate to be walking around and participating in the world right now. We don’t always know where we’re going. But if we close our eyes and center our minds and hearts. We know we can make good solutions to the dilemmas that may face us upcoming. Change is inevitable at any given time and our ancestors were brave and risked their lives to create good choices. It’s in our DNA to have courage and untapped skill to forge forward.
We live in an amazing atmosphere, the ground we walk on and the food we eat is mother nature at it’s best. If you haven’t taken a few moments every day to meditate and thank every facet of what earth gives to you. You are held in the palm of creation and cradled day in and day out. If only we recognize our good fortune.
This month as we celebrate the new moon, we’re to really put on our thinking caps and come up with at least 3 ideas in each area of your life.
Even if your skill set doesn’t make it easy, it is at least a new dream born in the dark and you can start to cultivate it. Just as a seed is started from the soil, welcoming you to start a seedling or metaphorically a creative endeavor.
Lets plant some motivation in your mind:
Looking up instead of looking down. You can do this standing, sitting or laying down. Figure out the different clouds, and then think of the possibilities of others places and at night enjoy the stars and be thankful about our solar system.
Being in Resonance with the Earth
Listen to the Planets hum or sound (scientific fact) and match your vibe with the great mother
Taking a Walk
When you’re walking around do so with complete wonder, notice how vibrant the colors are all around you. Tune into what you are seeing and feeling.
A Moment of Gratitude
who you love and who loves you
Who do you admire and who admires you
How you admire Earth and how earth admires you
If I could choose the perfect future what would it look like
Come back into your natural state of being, it can be something very simple. If you need to rest then do so. Meditate for 10-20 minutes if you can, it can renew your day.
What you seek is seeking you
Are you wanting to find love, success, great health and wisdom. It is at your fingertips. Clarity a lot of times leads you to what you want and why you want it.
We should always be giving something back to the earth. She is very much alive, she speaks the language of weather and the elements. You can pray with your feet on the ground, placing a flower at a tree base, or walking around in resonance. The sooner we treat her with respect and love, she returns it a 100 fold.
Happy Earth Day Everyone, & Beautiful Prayers at the New Moon ❤
Blessings & Love,
March 13.14.15, 2020
The gathering will be led by 4 guidance advisors, all 4 are healers and practitioners representing the 4 corners – North, East, South & West. Much like the comfort of the teepee, we hope to create the same in-depth setting. We are creating the circle of brotherhood. The objective is in bringing together a group to create a commonality and deeper understanding of these greater forces and revealing opportunities. Helping each to rise to the potential of higher spiritual consciousness and greater self-satisfaction. Individually and within a group council, we use forethought and intentions to begin clearing idiosyncrasies and difficulties along with sharing, meditating, praying, goal focusing, bonding, brain-mind programming and refreshing our inner sanctuary. Benefits would begin with looking to find “your why”, processing and surpassing limitations, creating positive challenges and releasing hardships and getting out of your stories, it’s time to aspire toward dreams again. Rebuilding the Real You. Registration: firstname.lastname@example.org 1-424-781-7103 (leave a message)