Category Archives: Spiritualism

NEW BOOK: “CAPTIVATED BY THE LIGHT: Evolution of a Medium”

Standard

My newest book is now available:

ABOUT THE BOOK:

When does a person begin to realize they are not just a body operating in a three-dimensional, material world? What multitude of influences converges to change our focus and cause us to cease looking for fulfillment outside of ourselves, and begin turning inward? Yogis call this shift in awareness an experience of “world weariness,” a time when we ask ourselves: Is this all there is?

For Jessica, the moment came quite unexpectedly when the “veil between the worlds” parted and she was illuminated by Spiritual Light for the first time. It’s difficult to describe the Light in human language, because words fail to reflect the brilliance of the colors and the way they vibrate with living energy. Nevertheless, readers of this book will gain greater understanding as to how we are all embodiments of the Light—and the need to manifest more of it in the world.

There is always the potential for redemption, forgiveness and healing. In this testament to the adaptability of the human spirit, Jessica writes with searing honesty of the early trauma that led her to spirituality, and her subsequent journey from darkness toward the Light. Readers will also enjoy her colorful stories about coming of age at the end of the beatnik era, her hitchhiking adventures, traveling with Swami Muktananda, studying with the faith healers of the Philippines, and developing her clairvoyant abilities.

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING:

INGRID NOYES, Executive Director, Walker Creek Music Camp:

The author’s writing is so descriptive that when I came to the part about “cups of coffee, sweet and white with cream,” I had to stop right there and go make myself a cup of coffee, and I don’t even drink coffee! Again…her voice comes through strong and true when she describes life in the Philippines, “This is how life should be lived–in a community that first nurtures itself, and then radiates love out in ever-widening circles until the possibility exists for everyone in the world to be at peace and filled with joy.” I have also felt what she describes as “world weariness” and the need for a “shift in awareness.” This book inspires me to meditation in these times of turmoil. I am grateful for the inspiration and entertainment I experienced from reading this book.

BONNIE MEYER, Author of ALIEN CONTACT and UNHOLY ALLIANCE

This is a wonderful book about the author’s life journey and her searching for answers. To me, it was a book of hope, no matter what life may throw at you, you can surmount anything. Never give up searching for your own answers. A wonderful and captivating read.

DEBRA REYNOLDS

The Dignity Project

www.thedignityproject.com

The theme of healing family of origin experiences weaves through Jessica’s story, supporting the potency of authentic forgiveness. It is within this vulnerability that I could connect Jessica’s gift of mediumship and how distorted views of our lives preclude clear seeing and sharing of Love. 

This is stunning, raw, and honest storytelling. All of the characters entering and exiting are carefully explored and are representative of people in our own stories, in their various expressions of experiencing lack and diminishment. Through Jessica’s emergence from trauma we see that the heart is inviolable. Her true nature reveals itself throughout her early years and comes into full expression through her awareness and acceptance of the wounded human psyche. I rejoiced as she was freed to navigate the energetic dimension where true healing occurs. 

WHAT IS A MEDIUM?

Standard

JESSICA, COLOR CROPPED
Photo by Joan Emm

JESSICA BRYAN, SPIRITUAL MEDIUM

Mediums are, by definition, clairvoyant, or psychic. The information they receive from the spiritual dimension can cover a wide variety of issues and be related to the past, present, or future. If you could talk to God/Spirit/Your Higher Self, what would you ask?

Do you yearn for a message from a deceased loved one?

Do you suspect a past life is impacting you in the present?

Are you having health or emotional difficulties?

Is there a negative energy cord into one of your chakras?

Are you curious about possible spirit guides, or whether your Third Eye is open or closed and to what degree?

* * *

Mediumship is closely related to channeling. The terms channel and medium mean essentially the same thing, although some people believe channels give their bodies and consciousness over completely and allow spiritual beings to speak through them—whereas, mediums receive and transmit messages, while retaining conscious awareness of their human personality. Both channels and mediums enter into a trance state, which can be deep, light, or anywhere in between. Mediums have the ability to receive impressions from the spiritual dimensions, including hearing a spirit speak (clairaudience), seeing a vision (clairvoyance), smelling an unusual smell, or simply sensing something (clairsentience).

The spiritual gifts I’ve received allow me to see beyond the physical dimension, including the ability to view the human energy field—and also the inside of the physical body—for the purpose of identifying and helping to correct imbalance and “dis-ease.”

Similar to other mediums, I work with several spirit guides. Energy from these beings comes in through my crown chakra as a ray of radiant divine light, bringing with it information, often in the form of pictures, but sometimes as words or sensations. Often, I can tell which guide is speaking based on the color of the light reflected by the guide. Spirit guides protect and inspire human beings. They communicate with us during meditation and also during the dream state. They might be angels, archangels, ascended masters, saints, deceased family members, animals, and even extraterrestrials. Spirit guides provide advice and information, but they do not tell us what to do because they are not allowed to interfere with human free will.