Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Mandingo Night at Motherland Music in Inglewood

A friend of mine who attends the Community Drum Circle at Remo in North Hollywood, emailed me that Motherland Music in Inglewood was hosting Mandingo Night on Saturday.  We were suppose to meet there but by the time I got home from dropping off the oriole, (read previous post on Facebook for Monday, July 29th), at the California Wildlife Center and then driving from Malibu back to get my drum, and then out to Inglewood, my friend had drummed herself to exhaustion and called to tell me she had to leave. 

Not knowing the area, and already having been told parking might be an issue and that the place was packed, I prayed all the way to Motherland Music for a parking space, which I got, and I prayed for a seat inside, which I got.  (As a matter-of-fact, as soon as I walked into the store, 2 people got out of their chairs so there was an open spot for me and my drum!)  It's too bad my friend left when she did because I was seated just in time to receive the event's evening blessing.

The African Priest gives his blessings.

The holy man spoke and gave a blessing in an African language.  The blessing was to the ancestors, thanking them for being there, for coming before us and making it possible for us to be here now.  It was very inspirational and enlightening. Then the drumming and dancing resumed.

The beat was so strong.  I just went with it and let go with the vibration.  We were all one with the rhythm.

Drumming is a unique, spiritual experience.  The vibration touches each of us differently.

Drumming is a spiritual purification.  It provides a venue for healing to take place.  Drumming transcends us and purifies our heart and that of our ancestors before us and continues healing after us because what we receive from our experience is passed on to those who come after us.

All the time I was at Motherland Music, I was on Cloud Nine.  I couldn't help smiling.

On Sunday, my hands hurt from drumming for 3 hours and I had a spiritual hang over...

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Janga and Ruby Rue Cash In on Prize!

Pet Guardian, Cindy F. of Janga, submitted the winning photo in Sandy’s first pet photo contest that launched this year in February. 

Janga being read by Sandy 
as they play together
Janga’s winning photo 

 To view all Contenders, click here.

First Prize was a reading and Cindy brought Janga for an in-person/paw Reading that was split with Ruby Rue, who received a remote reading.
“Ruby Rue was at the Lancaster Shelter,” said Cindy, “ and I went to see all the horses they had for adoption. She was the only one that could be ridden and friendly. I came back for her 4 days later to evaluate her and her sweetness and spunk for an 'ol lady sold me.”
Ruby Rue’s photo was brought to Sandy by Cindy for the Remote Reading.  Remote Readings are not uncommon for Sandy to do.

Janga and Ruby Rue are both rescues. (click here to read how Cindy and Janga met)

Check back later to read more about Janga and Ruby Rue’s Reading when Cindy shares her experience with readers.

Monday, July 29, 2013

This September I’ll be at Dick Clarks’ Estate on behalf of the California Wildlife Center’s The Wild Brunch Event

Keepin 'Em Wild at The Wild Brunch!

CWC‘s 15th annual celebration benefiting the animals!

Sunday, September 15, 2013; Noon – 4 p.m., Gull's Way, Malibu
All proceeds go directly to caring for the animals.
Join hundreds of animal lovers of all ages for the wildest party in Malibu, featuring: 
  • Selections from the finest Malibu and Napa Valley vintners
  • Gourmet vegetarian cuisine from local chefs and restaurateurs
  • Hundreds of unique shopping buys in the Live and Silent Auctions
  • Kids Wild Zone with buffet, art activities and educational animals
  • Complimentary private psychic and healing sessions
  • Release of a rehabilitated CWC patient
  • And much more!
General Admission:
Adults $160; Youth (12 - 17) $50; Children (11 and under) admitted free with reservation.
Sponsorship Packages:
VIP admission and valet parking; reserved seating and table service.  
Live Auction Preview:
Here are a few of the special packages that will be awarded to the highest bidder during the amazing LIVE AUCTION event.  Check back for additional offerings in the coming weeks!
"Here Today, Gone to Maui" Raffle:
Raffle includes a One-Week Vacation at The Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort Villas in Maui!  ONLY 200 TICKETS WILL BE SOLD! 
Follow this link for all of the details and enter now for a chance to WIN!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Do Animals Wear Watches?

Every day at 3:00 p.m., either myself or my daughter, faithfully place a combination of nuts, (unsalted, walnuts and peanuts in their shell), along the fence in my backyard for our little, squirrel friend to eat. 

When I’m out of town, I place someone on "Nut Duty," and I leave very specific nut instructions along with a note, "Nuts Here," in the exact location where our friend likes to eat his afternoon snack.

Well, today, I was late getting home and the nuts were not out and in place exactly at 3:00 p.m. 

Much to my surprise when I was in my living room, I felt like I was being watched.  It was my little, squirrel friend peering from my window in a laser gaze.  He stared me down with an undeniable look that asked, “Where’s my nuts?!”  

Naturally, I dropped what I was doing and gathered his treat and delivered it to him - much to his expectation and delight. 

If I didn't know better, I'd say that animals wear watches....

Saturday, July 20, 2013


Thursday, July 25, 8:00 p.m.
Experience richly textured pop-folk from siblings, L.A. natives, and rising stars Barbara and Ethan Gruska ofThe Belle Brigade.

Sunset Concerts

Thursdays, July 25–August 29
8:00 p.m. (Doors at 7:00 p.m.)


  • FREE admission; no reservations


The Skirball is pleased to announce the line-up for the 2013 season of the Skirball’s FREE Sunset Concerts, presenting musical traditions from around the world.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Intuitive Criminal Investigation

I’m often asked questions about current affairs, especially when the news centers around crime.  People want to know if I get information about cases – cold or otherwise.  And the answer is, “Yes,” I often do get information about a case.  However, I choose not to publicize the information about active cases under investigation for several reasons.

When there is an active investigation around a sensitive situation, like the recent one involving Terry Dewayne Smith, I prefer to give my information to the investigators directly looking into the case. 

These professionals could include the police department, specific detectives, or the FBI. 
I follow a 'chain-of-command' because I do not know if the people handling the investigation have released, or want to release, the information that I have to give.  I also don’t want information misinterpreted if it is published. 

Just because I feel someone might be a “person of interest” does not mean they are guilty of the crime.  They just may know something, and they may not even know they know something, useful to the case.  Plus, I don’t want to upset family and friends of the person or people involved with the case.

In regard to the Terry Dewayne Smith investigation, I spoke in length with my media consultant about the information I was receiving.  I was kept up all night by it.  So I called the investigation’s tip line the next morning and then sent an email to my colleague:

When I first saw the news with the missing autistic boy, Terry Dewayne SmithI saw him with a young man with dark hair. I get that Terry willingly went with the young man and it was someone he knew. Terry had no fear of the person. I get that Terry is dead and it was done the evening he went missing Saturday nightHis remains are around the vicinity of his property. I feel the brother knows more than he is leading on. I called the Menifee Police Dept and left a message on their recording that  I'm a psychic, medium in the LA area and that I received a few hits on Terry while watching the news. I haven't gotten a call back. I could try to call and talk to a dispatcher but I'm not sure if I should.
Over an hour went by.  I followed up my first email with a second one, again, to my colleague.  I was so antsy and wanted to give the information I had to someone relevant to the case but I wasn't sure how to get past the tip line.
 I need to call Bob then will check your email. I'm extremely anxious.  I know it is what I am picking up from the case.  As if you need to do something to stay busy because you know something is wrong but you do things to keep your physical body and mind busy so it doesn't have to feel or think.I believe this what the perpetrator is feeling.Find line between providing information and capitalizing on someone's misfortune.
My media consultant found a letter issued by the city’s mayor’s office on-line and forwarded my information via e-mail to the person whose name and contact information was on the press release.

Neither myself or my colleague know if my information was read or acted upon.  What we do know is that shortly after my email was sent, the brother was arrested and a body turned up close to the house.

Pet Food Recall

In case you missed it, there was a recall on pet food last month by EvoPet.

To check on current pet food recalls, you can check the latest posts by the Animal Health Foundation.