Rooting for Truth – patience and persistence pays off!

Another day at NARA (National Archives) and digging through more files, I hit pay dirt. The ratio of Chinese women to men in the early days of Chinese Sojourners to the Gold Mountain (U.S.) was very small. So, I cannot help wonder what motivated my grand-uncle to bring his young wife, Toy Shee, to San FranciscoContinue reading “Rooting for Truth – patience and persistence pays off!”

Thank You, Universe!

Do you ever talk to the Universe? I not only talk to it but I also listen to, you know, that still, small voice that whispers in your mind’s ear. The one that teases and  coaxes, hints and downright pushes me towards those “pieces of the cosmic puzzle.” The one that reassures me that everything is inContinue reading “Thank You, Universe!”

Memoir of a Reluctant Medium

  Thanks to Central VA IONS Community for inviting me to share my stories and some fun meditation exercises today. What a fantastic group! If you are not familiar with the Institute of Noetic Science, you should check it out: IONS I am reluctant no more! In celebration, I am offering a FREE e-book ofContinue reading “Memoir of a Reluctant Medium”

What the hell!

Have you ever wondered what Hell is like? That’s where I journeyed the first time I saw my father’s ghost. Here’s a preview of his hell:   ____Here I go again. A familiar tug at my third eye, a tingling sensation spread from my forehead pressing against my eye sockets and down to my upperContinue reading “What the hell!”

“Ching Ming Time”

It’s that time of the year again. As my father’s ghost would say, ” Ching Ming time.” I did not know what Ching Ming was until my father’s ghost visited me and wanted me to perform the ceremonies. Ugh! Ceremonies! As far as I knew Dad did not do these ceremonies when he was alive,Continue reading ““Ching Ming Time””

Celebrating the birth of a book – Conversations with a Hungry Ghost: Memoir of a Reluctant Medium

There is a Chinese proverb about a red thread of fate that connects us. I felt that red thread pull me to my ancestral villages in China, and through the veil that separates most folks from the spirit world. It played such a huge part in my life even before I knew anything about anything.Continue reading “Celebrating the birth of a book – Conversations with a Hungry Ghost: Memoir of a Reluctant Medium”

Conversations with a Hungry Ghost

I’ve been a little preoccupied lately since my return from the Rooting trip to China, but it’s all good because I finally finished the Kindle of my book, Conversations with a Hungry Ghost: Memoir of a Reluctant Medium. It will be released March 25th. The print version will follow soon afterward. Watch my Events page for upcomingContinue reading “Conversations with a Hungry Ghost”

Rooting for Truth 寻找真相 Doors of Guangdong

  I had no idea when I started “rooting” that it would be so much more than finding my father’s village and honoring my ancestors in their homeland. It will take me years to fully process the experience. As a student of architecture, I was fascinated with the doors and windows. They became the symbol ofContinue reading “Rooting for Truth 寻找真相 Doors of Guangdong”