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I was at a party in February and dropped into a conversation between two friends who were discussing the gifts of an “Amazing” psychic medium, Oscar, who lives on the New South Wales’ Central Coast.

One of these women, Jasmine*, a self-declared Sceptic, was sharing her experience about how Oscar’s clairvoyance has helped her find peace with losing her mother quite suddenly, and how he provided accurate and personal details about her mother’s passing, her funeral and her special relationship with her granddaughter.

Jasmine’s readings with Oscar have comforted her greatly – knowing her mother is at peace. The experience has also helped instill a belief for Jasmine in a spiritual realm beyond the human existence.

Anything Clairvoyant excites my curiosity – I too was hopeful of receiving a special message from the other side through Oscar – so I excitedly tried to arrange a reading. I was he could do a reading for me on “11am on 17th November”.

Oscar de Souza’s reputation precedes him; people have been waiting 18 months for a reading with him.

Curiosity ensued so I went along to one of his Meditations …wow. I have practiced various styles of mediation daily for years, so am familiar with its revolutionary benefits, but sessions with Oscar are especially powerful.

Oscar and his guides enable a spiritual energy current in a group meditation, which elevates the vibration of the room for people to feel spiritually relaxed and alleviated. Oscar receives insights and messages from entities and spirits outside of himself, whom he refers to as “masters of light and a council of light who are made up of many evolved souls who have previously walked this earth”. He also refers to loved ones and also to Angels.

During my interview with Oscar and in meditation sessions, he connected with spirits, including my grandfather and other people who have passed, and revealed astonishing knowledge to me – about my children (he knew I have two kids), details around my magazine, my personal life and that I was from Perth.

I felt Read and understood, and was offered helpful guidance from The Other Side.

“I felt Read and understood, and was offered helpful guidance from The Other Side”.

Apparently, we all have Guides. They can include loved ones who have passed, loved ones who didn’t get to see us when we were born so they watch over and members of our Soul Group.

“Our soul chooses to come to this earth and be in human form while other souls who are connected to us will work with us, like a team,” Oscar says.

Oscar insists people should always have a Beacon, so they know in times of necessity they can turn to that Source.

“Whatever deity or religion it may be, it’s very important. That’s why religion was put there and not necessarily the institution.”

Francesca, a friend of Oscar’s for more than 10 years, as well as his previous Personal Assistant, says she has never met anyone like him: “Oscar doesn’t think he’s special, he says he’s just like the rest of us. However, I’ve never known anyone as unconditional in his love, and as sincere as him. He practices what he preaches.

She says Oscar helps people to see who they truly are. “We all have that flickering light, and Oscar helps fan that flame until you believe in yourself again. He helps us to listen to our own spirit within.”

Oscar feels he has had hundreds of lifetimes as a spiritual teacher.

“Ultimately we all come here to acquire emotions. When we leave this earth it’s all we take with us, the emotions and the wisdom that came with that. That is the biggest purpose above all.”

At just four years of age, when Oscar’s parents asked him what he would like to do, he responded: ‘I’ve come to facilitate the evolution of humans, I was here to help them spiritually connect’.

From a very young age of about four, Oscar expresses his biggest concern was to remember where he had just traveled from to be back as a human.

“In this life, at that age, I was already recalling faint memories from not only ancient Egypt but also of ancient times prior to Egypt, known as Sumerian and also Atlantis. I recalled many symbols which I would write down and gaze into, meditating on these symbols to recall where last in another life had I seen them.”

 

Oscar’s father, a business person, was a very “grounding” man and his mother, a former nun, was a very “Out There” woman.

“At times I used to think that was a bit stifling, but I can see how important it would have been for such a crazy old soul like mine not to have that anchoring.”

He believes we choose our parents to acquire the emotions we get from them, not the incidences.

“Many people are convinced they would never choose their parents, but our soul is way more aware of what and why it’s choosing its parents than we could ever fathom. For instance, ‘Why would I choose my father, he was a bully and molested me?’”

Oscar’s response: “You didn’t, you didn’t even have a brain at the time, your soul chose to acquire those emotions. The spirit is immortal, it’s impermeable.”

‘But, why would my soul choose to put itself in a situation of such violence?’

Oscar’s response: “To acquire the emotion that it did. When we’re violated we feel vulnerability, humility, sensitivity, and we turn within.

“Ultimately we all come here to acquire emotions. When we leave this earth it’s all we take with us, the emotions and the wisdom that came with that. That is the biggest purpose above all”.

“The brain, which is mortal, or temporary, will look at it from a sense of cruel, unfair, unjust and violated. And that’s real and needs to be taken into account because we are in a human world, but these emotions have lead you to be who you are now. A better judge of character, a little more prudent with people’s intentions.”

The spectrum of emotions cannot be experienced in one lifetime, and are something unique to the human experience – other dimensions don’t experience the richness of emotions – and this is what life on Earth teaches us.

 

It’s all energy, according to Oscar; and life is about Polarity.

“The amount of energy used to feel anger is the same energy to feel kindness. It’s the same emotion, but on a different spectrum. We need to understand variable frequencies of energy, with the concept of emotions; such dialect pertains only to the human being.

“We live in a world of polarity – day and night, good and bad, up and down. The world functions in polarity so if we are exercising extreme positivity, we’re not really being at one with all that is.”

We manifest life by synchronising the emotions we emit with our thoughts.

“Visualising is ok, but the energy and emotions you have really determine the outcome. If you’re visualising that you’re ‘going to be healed’, you are implying that you are not healed.

“Or, our business is financially not doing well, and we think, ‘Oh My God, it’s going to shut down. No, no, no it’s going to progress’, we’re coming from a place of fear.

“If we’re afraid the relationship isn’t right, it won’t be right!”

Manifesting reality isn’t based on thought patterns, it’s based on what energy, emotions, we emit.

‘’If we’re emitting fear, that’s the natural flow of nature – what goes out, comes in.”

But to Know that it is prosperous and to not need to try to make it prosperous, and hold that reality without hope, just an unmitigated Knowingness is Key. “If we trust everything is perfect as it’s meant to be then that’s exactly how it will be.”

Oscar uses this metaphor: We have a paper cut and constantly look at it and touch it, and tell ourselves it will heal, it often becomes sore and gets worse.

But, when we are busy, preoccupied and disregard this cut, knowing it will heal, one day we will look at our finger and realise it has healed.

“The more we pay attention to something, the more we make it happen, without directly knowing about it.”

Another example: When a child is in pain, a natural tendency for a mother is to quickly hold the child and stroke her head, because love emits from the hands. There are two potential outcomes – panic or knowingness that everything is fine.

“If we are panicking when we hold the child, she becomes more agitated. It is really all about what’s inside of us, the emotions that lie within us.”

Oscar believes people take life too seriously, while not taking emotions seriously enough.

“If we took our emotions more seriously, then we would manifest life more easily. We don’t say, ‘I don’t want to go there, because that’s going to impede on my emotional structure’. We go there because we’re alone, and then we get all these emotions…”

We should nurture and be aware of our emotions, not just roll from one incident to another.

“I find sometimes we’re on a roller coaster ride, it’s uncontrolled. To stop, and convert that roller coaster into a playground of manifesting life, friends, children and prosperity, is to go back to oneself and be Still.

“Practice the Art of Stillness, because therein lies the connection to our energy field, and within that lies the connection to our spirit. “How disciplined are people to be able to sit down without distraction, no television or mobiles, for an hour? Many people like to think of it, but don’t do it.

“Therein lies the beginning of something growing beautifully, or something that we neglect.”

*Jasmine’s name has been changed for privacy.

How do we develop spirituality in our children?

Our children pick up a lot from how we perceive ourselves and how we refer to ourselves and our life’s journey. We need to open up to our own perception of our soul and its spiritual journey, to enable our child to also do the same, and acknowledge our child as a soul rather than just the baby we created.

Due to demand, Oscar is embarking on a National tour whereby he will be sharing his insights into spirituality. He has also developed a newsletter to address the many questions he receives. To find out more visit www.spiritinsight.com.au

An ordinary woman shares her extraordinary spiritual journey, recounting Spiritually Transformative Experiences in her new book, Where the Light Lives. With the launch of a blog and home-based business this year she hopes to connect with, help and inspire spirituality in others.

It’s 1990 and a terrified 16-year-old Perth school girl, Linda Cull, sits breathless with fear on the floor, overwhelmed by her first spontaneous spiritual experience.

Only moments before, Linda was happily sketching, immersed in thought, when she began to hear a voice wistfully calling her name. Initially dismissing  the voice as her mother’s or neighbour’s, Linda slowly came to the frightening realisation that the voice was emanating from directly beside her – an invisible spiritual energy was gently calling her name beckoning her to notice.

Frightened and alone as she was, Linda says this experience was a “blessing”, signifying the beginning of the remarkable and life changing personal spiritual journey which ensued.

From this point onwards, Linda’s life exploded with what she describes as overwhelming, spontaneous, spiritual phenomenon including, “many encounters with The Light, Angels and religious figures like the Blessed Mother, as well as multiple out-of-body-experiences (OBEs), after-death-communications and past-life-recollections,” she says.

At 21 Linda had what she describes as a Light Encounter that was, “the most exceptional spiritual experience of my life. I encountered the Divine Light and entered a heavenly state where I experienced the reality of all things”.

In the following year Linda explains she had an epic OBE when she encountered a “spirit guide” who guided her through a Life Review and then a Life Preview, “and gave her the choice to either stay in the spiritual realm or return to physical life”.

Beautiful and profound, Linda says that these experiences brought with them a new life purpose and spiritual direction. She believes they resulted in the spontaneous healing of her life and recovery from the depression which had plagued her teenage years as she struggled with a poor body image due to scoliosis (a curvature of the spine), which was becoming increasingly exaggerated as she grew taller to fill her adult 6ft 2in frame. 

Linda had also endured transgenerational grief throughout her childhood. Her father, as a boy during the Second World War, had witnessed the executions of his father and brother. This trauma permeated the mood in Linda’s home every day.

With every OBE (of which Linda recalls over 30) her perception of reality expanded, and her world view would never be the same again.

“She struggled with a poor body image due to scoliosis, which was becoming increasingly exaggerated as she grew taller to fill her adult 6ft 2in frame”.

Defying popular belief that such experiences are reserved only to those near death (Near Death Experiences/ NDEs), Linda’s experiences, spanning the last 20 years, have sparked the interest of researchers across the globe.

Raised Catholic, Linda felt her new spiritual realities could no longer be explained by The Church and hence painting became her refuge. It was also to become a “spiritual communication line”. In her twenties, while cradled in the comforts of the artistic process, surrendering thought, and feeling truly fulfilled, Linda’s first of many Intuitive Artistic experiences were evoked. 

Linda defines Intuitive Art as an automated artistic process and an example of a phenomenon known as Spontaneous Inspired Creativity. As the artist, Linda relinquishes her own will, granting authority to her “highest spiritual aspect” that directs her without conscious plan or vision. Without effort, subconscious interpretations of spiritual themes are transferred onto her canvas.

“Painting in this manner is very different to the deliberate process of the painting I did as a teenager,” she says.

Linda refers to an inner energy guiding her hand, sometimes illuminating a path for her paintbrush to follow across the canvas, like numbers on a dot-to-dot, arousing the same thrill of a child, who is slowly revealed to the hidden image after much anticipation and invested commitment to the task.

Now a mother to two boys aged ten and six, when possible, Linda creates opportunities for spiritual lessons, learning and growth for them, as she would do with any other life skill. 

While Linda’s boys have not yet had spiritual experiences of their own, Linda provides other caregivers with strategies that could help their children cope with the confusion, loneliness and fear spiritual awakenings can invoke.

“A Spiritual Experience, like an OBE or spirit encounter, can be confusing and scary for kids, so it’s best to listen attentively, ask questions, assure their safety and validate their experiences as real and natural, even commonplace.”

“I’d encourage them to draw or write about their experience to manage and share their feelings.”

Linda refers to an innate spiritualty which is very strong in children and can be developed regardless of their propensity to display such abilities, and she advocates the practice of mindfulness as a way of nurturing this. 

“Encourage children to immerse themselves in nature, notice how they are feeling and what their physical senses, such as hearing and vision, are experiencing.” 

“Paying attention to small things and subtle signs can be learnt, and does become easier with practice. It’s one of the ways the spiritual world communicates with us.”

Children’s natural curiosity can lead to many spontaneous discussions about life, love and death. Linda explains, “We can provide many opportunities to introduce notions of spirit, soul, connectedness and compassion to them.”

Children observe, learn and model their behaviours on those of their parents or caregivers and therefore Linda believes that to provide the best spiritual foundations in our children, parents must nurture and grow their own, by living “authentically” – attending to their innate gifts for “their own sake and in the service of others”.

Throughout motherhood, writing has provided Linda with an alternative spiritual outlet to her Intuitive Art, explaining that it is more easily assimilated with everyday family life and around the hectic pace of motherhood. She feels more able to “snatch time” between parenting commitments. Linda enjoys the writing process, likening it to painting with “its layers and rhythm”.

When Linda considered her options about returning to the workforce she changed her thinking about the business of spirituality, realising that in order to do what she loved every day she needed to earn a living from it. Once the bohemian, gifting her paintings to friends, Linda now writes for both business and pleasure.

An Anglican priest, Father Barry May of Embleton (deceased), interested in near-death-experiences and out-of-body-experiences, encouraged Linda to write a book about her own spiritual experiences saying, “It would give hope to many”.   

So with her family’s support, Linda worked day and night for the last five years writing and self-publishing her first book, Where the Light Lives, released in February this year, about her spiritually-transformative experiences.

Previously working in Politics, Linda says that spirituality feels like her “Life Calling”. While the career change has presented some challenges including learning new technologies and adjusting to working alone, Linda feels the decision has been unquestionably the most fulfilling.

Linda aims to reach out to those needing help to assimilate spiritual experiences into their lives as well as to connect with people interested in developing their personal spiritualty. In doing so, Linda is living with authenticity and thus realising her own spiritual growth. She dedicates about 50 hours per week to promoting her blog, Spirit my way, to other spiritually-minded people as well as developing inspiring new products to sell online. 

Last year Linda focussed heavily on establishing her website and preparing her book for market which involved editing the manuscript as well as managing the design, publication and distribution of her book. This year, her focus has shifted to marketing her book as well as writing weekly blog posts and growing an audience.

She is learning and persevering to fulfil her dreams. Linda walks her own talk, practicing “mindfulness” every day. While some days are challenging, she is enjoying the flexibility of working from home and found a harmonious balance between work and play.

Today, Linda stands tall in both stature and presence – elegant, happy, strong and fulfilled, living by her own words. By “living authentically” and doing what makes her happy every day, she towers above all of life’s challenges with a graceful poise and contentedness she once thought beyond her grasp. 

Contact Linda with your story and view her website at lindacull.com

Linda’s path is destined for fulfilment. Grateful for her opportunities, she aims to continue to grow her business by continuing to be true to herself and advocating:

“We have all chosen to be here and we are spiritually perfect, and gifted, whether we recognise it or not. There is nothing we need to be or do to be loved by Spirit. We are infinite beings of light here for the purpose of growing from our experiences. As difficult as this life can sometimes be, there is a long queue of souls awaiting their chance for this physical experience. It’s a privilege to be here, and to love in form!”

Regardless of one’s own spiritual beliefs, the breathtaking imagery of Linda’s spiritual accounts convey the importance to love ourselves and all others in this lifetime.  Life truly is a precious gift to be nurtured, respected, cherished and above all else be grateful for.

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