Anna Raimondi, BA, MBA (clinical psychology, business) is a grief and spiritual counselor, evidential medium, Reiki Master, advanced IET practitioner and meditation facilitator. She has offices in Wilton, CT and in New York City where she teaches and works with clients. Her books include Talking to the Dead in Suburbia: An Ordinary Woman with an Extraordinary Gift (2009), One with the Drum: A Shamanic Journey to the Soul (2011), and Conversations with Mary: Messages of Love, Hope, Healing, and Unity for Everyone (Atria Books, 2017) all available at Barnes and Noble. She has been a guest on many radio stations, including “Messages from Heaven,” and television talk shows, and her videos can be seen on YouTube. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scott E. Miners is executive editor of the Well Being Journal.
SM: Anna, according to your latest book, you had a vision of a beautiful woman in spirit when you were a child, and she gave you a message. What characteristics did the vision have and what was her message to you?
AR: I was around 5 years old and in the backyard of my family home on Long Island, NY. I felt a calmness take over me and I saw Mary. The way she appeared to me was as a young woman with long, dark hair. She did not have the blue eyes and blond hair that is often depicted in art. She had darker rather than lighter skin. The message from her was more on the emotional level than a verbal one. What I recall most clearly is the feeling of love. It was an overwhelming feeling of love and peace. The message I received from her was that she would always be with me.
SM: Ordinarily, it is unusual for a girl of five to have such an experience.
AR: Yes, but in a way, it wasn’t unusual for me. I loved being in nature, feeling the beauty of it. There were blossoming trees and flowers in my backyard on that spring day. I heard birds singing, and then the vision started. I was already seeing those on the other side around family members sometimes, and talked to my mother and father of these experiences. I didn’t think I was any different from anyone else until I got a little older. My parents were supportive, though they were Italian Catholics and you’d think they’d be conservatively oriented. However, I did have an uncle who wanted to have me committed to an institution as he thought I was crazy!
SM: So, others around you were skeptical, but you did not doubt your own perceptions.
AR: I just saw myself as a normal girl and adolescent. It wasn’t until I reached high school that I realized I had to stop being so open. As a child, I would see someone’s “dead” grandmother standing behind them and readily describe her and the clothes she was wearing; as I got older, I had to use more discernment because I realized not everyone operated that way or was open to hearing that someone deceased was standing behind them.
SM: This reminds me of how limited our beliefs can be about the world based on premature cognitive commitments. Before assuming we know the absolute truth about everything, it’s good to remember that we can see less than one percent of the electromagnetic spectrum and hear less than one percent of the acoustic spectrum with our five senses. You, on the other hand, as we are now seeing with many others, have been accurately using perceptions beyond the five physical senses since youth.
AR: That’s right. We are multidimensional beings who touch on such a small amount of what we were gifted with physical senses.
SM: What led you to write a book based upon Mary’s message to you?
AR: I went to Medjugorie, Bosnia, about 2 years ago where Mary has been appearing for the last 35 years or so. I felt her there but wondered what I got out of it, since I feel and see her wherever I go. So, I was out on my deck one night, meditating and praying, and I said out loud, “I don’t know why I traveled overseas to see you, Mary.” And I heard, very loudly, “You will be my voice; you will be my platform. You will be my voice going forward.”
SM: How was that experience for you?
AR: I’ve learned to surrender, especially when the energy is so high in vibration; I live in surrender to God. And so, I said to Mary, “Ok, you want me to do something. I have no idea what it is, but bring it on.” Then, in a very “coincidental” (of course, there are no coincidences) way I met someone from Simon & Schuster, and without an agent or anyone else, I had a book deal very shortly thereafter. During the writing of Conversations with Mary the things that have happened have been extraordinary. Doors have opened that I could have never opened on my own. Mary wanted this book published, and has a better way of orchestrating that than I do, so I just followed her lead.
Also, Mary wakes me up in the middle of the night, and especially did so during the writing of the book. I would have to get out of bed at 2, 3, or 4 o’clock in the morning and start typing the answers to a question that I didn’t yet ask. Then, later, I’d have to attach the question to the answer. I’m a horrible typist. Yet, while I typed her words there were no typos, grammatical errors and, the language was correct; all the typos and grammatical mistakes were in the questions I added in later.
SM: I grew up as a Catholic, and of course we were taught as children to pray to Jesus, Mary, and saints, and I felt a connection rather than rationalized it. We didn’t question that people could die yet still be alive in spirit. Your experiences show there’s an unseen life that we can tap into that is rich. That when you die you do not cease to exist but are still conscious and alive, just in spirit.
AR: Yes. If you look at it from the perception that we are all made of energy, and energy is vibration, and if energy can’t be destroyed, what happens to the soul? The soul is energy, and it doesn’t just dissipate or disappear. It continues to exist. Speaking of vibration, the highest vibration is love. And, within all souls, and of those who are in spirit, is an incredible amount of love for those of us in the physical world. That love continues, and that is why spirits visit us. They want to show that in some way they love us by bringing healing in energy and words, by giving information that will help us with our lives.
They are very, very strong. It’s quite wonderful to sit in my seat and listen to what the spiritual beings are saying and communicate that to someone else such as a loved one who understands the messages more than I do. I’m just the instrument, or the vehicle. This is not a talent. I always tell people that I’ve been gifted with courage- the courage to express myself! I don’t really know what’s going to come out of it at any moment, whether with friends or working with clients. I don’t know if it’s going to make sense to somebody, but I know what I feel.
For example, I might see an orange balloon floating around someone in spirit when I’m working with a client, and I just say what I see, even though it seems out of the blue, and then I may hear my client say, “You know, when my mother passed away I sent up orange balloons.” So, here in this case my client’s mother was there showing me orange balloons as a sign to her daughter that she was there. If I don’t say what I see, then something important may be left out. It may not make sense at first to me, but it makes sense to the receiver. So, this is just one example to show that the energy of the soul continues to go on, and on, and on.
When I do classes on meditation, those are the most crowded of all the classes. So very many people are now seeking to raise their vibration and feel the peace, compassion, and love that ensues. People want to attract the highest vibration, or whatever they may call God, the power of the universe, the name doesn’t really matter. What matters is bringing it in to your conscious awareness. Also, regarding Mary, she speaks to all people. Mary is not confined to the Catholic interpretation of Mary; she’s a messenger of the Source, Creator, the highest vibration, God, the Supreme, Allah, whatever name you apply, and she’s coming through to all people. She’s not just coming to one religion; she’s coming to all people of all religions.
As a species, humanity is messy right now, and we need to see through the boundaries and how we are all connected. Every one of us, no matter where we live or what we look like or what religion we practice, we are all one. And Mary is coming through to deliver that message. This is important for all of us, not only for peace within our families, communities, and nations; it’s important globally.
SM: Indeed. So, regarding our connections—at some point you must have realized that no one goes anywhere when they die. I mean, the soul leaves the body, but the soul is still “here.” We just don’t see it. But you see souls who have left their physical bodies.
AR: Yes, but they leave this physical dimension, and they go into a different dimension. So, they are not earth bound in this dimension. It’s very hard for us to conceptualize or put into words. The human condition is so often driven by an ego that keeps us safe in what we know. As you realize there are different dimensions, or realities, you aren’t in such a small box that is just occupied by your ego.
SM: Could another way to describe dimensions be as perceptual realms?
AR: It could be. There are different names to describe what seems difficult to define; you could use the words heaven, dimensions, perceptual realms. You could use many different terms, but many souls are in a place that allows them to come into this place here, but they don’t reside in the physical the way we reside.
SM: How do your perceptions occur for you when you perceive a soul in the spiritual realm? For example, when you were a child, you saw the vision of Mary, and you felt her presence. As an adult, you counsel people regularly and see their deceased loved ones and communicate messages from them. How do you perceive in this way?
AR: Firstly, I don’t see Mary anymore outside of my mind’s eye. I feel her. To me, feeling is more important than seeing, because seeing is an illusion. We don’t really look like we seem. Most people can’t see people’s souls. I can look at you and I can see your energy. Some people can do that and some can’t. Mary isn’t skin and bones; none of the spiritual beings are. They are light energy. So, when I feel and “see” Mary, it’s more of a light and a feeling. I hear her. I know what she’s saying to me, but it’s telepathic. It’s not as if she is sitting in front of me cross-legged on the floor, but I know she is present. She overwhelms me to the degree that my own thoughts are displaced; they’re pushed out of the way. Her voice is a different voice than mine. There’s a feeling in her voice. I’d have to call it love. It’s sweet, but she’s persistent in what she is saying. She has a strong voice.
My tools in connecting with her are to close my eyes and say a prayer. However, she bombards me sometimes. I don’t even need to consciously connect. When I wrote my book, I did three-quarters of it in my office, which is where I see clients, and my family doesn’t go in there because it’s my place, which is very peaceful. I just sit down and say, “Ok, let’s go.” And I’d ask a question, she would answer, then I’d ask another question. It’s kind of like what we are doing now. It was really a conversation. Also, I didn’t write this book. She wrote it. It was written in record time. I’d sit down and say, “Ok, what is it you want the world to hear?” And she’d use my fingers and type the words. I was fully conscious, but she was in charge. Even now when I read the book I am surprised to see what was written, as I don’t remember it, because it wasn’t something I wrote. I’m not attached to her words, as if I would be in writing a novel. It’s her. She wrote the book!
SM: What is an example of something she said that stands out for you in the book at this moment?
AR: There’s so much. Here’s one statement, which I’ll read to you:
“There’s no perfect anything made by humans. Only God is perfect. Any religion that focuses on sharing love and peace is good, but there is no one perfect religion. Humankind has been searching for the truth for so many centuries. People have been seeking an explanation for all that exists. In their quest, questions have increased. Religion is manmade, a way to gather and build a community of people who share the same faith and belief. It is comforting to share beliefs. That is good and right. Still, God has created you all. God did not pick and choose any one religion. In the beginning, there was only one God. No religion was necessary. God is the I Am.”
SM: We have all have suffered in our lives at various times, and yet there’s the perception that God would not have created that, because why would God create suffering? So, it seems more of a human experience, not necessarily what God wants.
AR: Mary talks about that in this book, because I asked her about it. It is absolutely our human experience; God did not create diseases. There is light and dark in the world. How would you know the light if you hadn’t been in the dark? We also reincarnate. Mary talks about that. We do so for our souls to find more of the love in this life and create more love, and try to be as perfect as our souls can possibly be here. That is, to be in that state with the all-encompassing divine love.
SM: There is in the Christian tradition a suppression of scripture or discussion about reincarnation, but it’s there if you look, just not as prevalent as in the rest of the world, yet. There’s the question in the new testament of why some are born handicapped.
AR: Yes, if they agreed to come back here, for any reason, to complete a soul mission, and to bring healing through, in some way, for themselves or others, then it’s good and right, according to the plan.
SM: This reminds me of a woman who was wheel-chair bound due to multiple sclerosis, and died from the disease. Her daughter found an evidential medium to talk with her mother, and the mother told her that she learned compassion from her difficulties.
AR: Yes. There are so many things that we can learn. Sometimes we can be strong and learn them, and at times weak; nobody’s perfect. We are going to do this dance again, but hopefully there will be peace in this world. Mary says there can be peace in the world.
SM: And it starts with us.
AR: Yes. It starts with you and then there’s a domino effect. But it’s got to start. We’ve strayed so far from divinity, perception of divinity, of what is good. We are a world of people who struggles for power and supremacy, on many levels, that we forgot our higher purpose. The length of our lives is but a snap; you blink your eyes and we’re all going to be ninety. It’s so quick. Yet we all get caught up in these things that aren’t sustainable, that we don’t own. What we own is our souls or the love that we give out or even the hate that we sometimes emit. That all belongs to us. All the other stuff goes away upon death.
SM: Divinity. The Gospel of Thomas quotes Christ: Lift a stone, and I am there, or cleave a piece of wood, and I am there.
AR: Yes, and people who have had near death experiences or spiritually transformative experiences describe being in the presence with something much larger than their bodies. A loving light or a feeling of unconditional love. They come back to the physical realm, or they don’t die, because their souls aren’t done here. It’s similar for me when I feel Mary. There’s no identification with her material body for me. It’s her soul I feel.
SM: This brings up another question about what happens when we die. Many people wonder: Are we conscious in our soul, spirit? Does the soul enter the spirit? This may be splitting hairs.
AR: The soul is within us. We say, “mind, body, spirit,” but that is really mind, body, soul. To me, the way I use these terms are interchangeable to a degree. When I speak about spirit, I’m referring to going into the energy of God, or the energy connected with God, and the soul is the direct connection to our hearts and minds. When we die, it is the soul that leaves the body. Many people have seen that occur. The soul is referred to in many scriptures. We aren’t just human beings; we are a soul in a human body. However, when the soul leaves a dying body, we are immediately greeted by somebody who was important in our lives to help make us feel comfortable. That’s why so many people see relatives when they are about to die. Hospice nurses can tell you this about dying patients and their visions of their mothers or fathers, husbands or wives before they die. This helps a person make the transit into the next realm.
Once this happens, the soul usually spends time still attached to the material world and to those who are grieving their death. It can take a while to let go of that, because not only is our soul transiting, but our mind and conception and perception is also in the process of changing. None of it, the personality, the mind, the soul just disappears. Next, we go into a place where we view our lives, the good, bad, and indifferent. The biggest mistake you can make in life is to intentionally hurt somebody. The soul is pure. The human part makes mistakes. Having to view those moments on a soul level, where, as a human, we hurt someone, that’s what hell is; it’s not fire and brimstone, but rather you feel the pain from having hurt someone. It’s against the nature of God.
Then we move on. When you’ve had a relatively good life you move on more quickly to be with other souls. We are taught by some of them, and we learn. We at some point decide whether or not to come back here, and continue on.
SM: We did not learn about reincarnation in my Catholic church, but afterward I learned of it in college by studying world religions.
AR: Catholics don’t talk about it, but Mary does! Also, it depends on the religion. The Buddhists and Hindus believe in reincarnation. If someone does wrong things in their life, perhaps they might choose to be born blind as a learning experience. Maybe they saw something they didn’t assist with, and as a soul decided a way to learn was to be born blind. It’s a soul path.
SM: Do you perceive Mary as being in a different realm than many other souls who have died? This is the idea of there being many mansions in my Father’s house, or perhaps experiences or even dimensions.
AR: Mary is in the same realm. They are all in one realm; there aren’t different realms. There’s no animosity or hate there. When people come to see me for communication with a mother or father, they’ll say things like, “My father probably hates me because I did such things when I was growing up.” Yet, those in “heaven” don’t know hate anymore, but they understand hate because they’ve been human. The angels don’t understand hate. They are direct messengers from God and have always been in the realm of love. They watch us. They protect us from going in the direction of hate, but they’ve never experienced it. Whereas someone who has walked the earth has experienced all the emotions. However, in the spirit realm you are in a place that is complete bliss and peace. It’s complete love. And all are together: The angels, the saints, the prophets. Everyone who goes through their life review is in that realm together
I think the statement, “Many mansions in my Father’s house,” is about the soul. Those many mansions are within us. When Jesus was speaking to people at the time, a lot of what he was saying was beyond what many people could understand. Some people take the teaching literally, but he was talking about deeper things than those on the surface.
SM: Being healthy makes the physical life we live sweeter. What would you say are the best ways to be completely healthy?
AR: The first thing is to honor yourself; honor your body, mind, and soul. These are all parts of yourself. The second thing is meditation. Meditation brings you to an awareness of your soul. It brings you to an opening within yourself where you can find peace. It’s the perfect high. It brings you to an awareness of all that is around you that is beneficial in an intuitive way. And that can mean eating better, eating the right food, giving love to people once you have it for yourself. When you give your love, and show compassion, you are healthy; you are more positive, and studies show that positive, happier people live longer. There’s a lot of doom and gloom in the human made world, and if you live that way you won’t be as healthy. The opposite of love is fear. Fear says, “You have no faith in God, and are not connected to the great Love.”
This doesn’t mean you won’t fear. But I’m talking about predominantly being in fear. As a mother, I have worry and anxiety, and those are fears, but I learned over the years to surrender my children to God, because I can’t control them or what life brings to them, so, my choice can be to sit in fear, which says I have no faith in the guidance my children innately have, or to claim that God loves them even more than I do and will see to their protection. I know that they have free choice, but also know that they will be led by the greatest Love. It puts me in a continual state of gratitude. So, balancing your fears and being positive, as well as giving and receiving love, brings healthiness. Most of the people who are unhealthy are so because of emotional and spiritual imbalance. We live in a society where every other person is taking an anti-anxiety or anti-depressant drug; it’s a pill-popping nation. If people need medication, by all means, they should take it, but, along the way, we need to surrender to God for total health.
SM: Researchers at HeartMath have shown that feeling gratitude for just a few minutes increases the power of the immune system and provides mental clarity.
AR: Absolutely. The research is very strong across the board. For example, there’s the large meditation experiment performed in Washington, DC years ago that aimed to decrease crime, and it did so significantly. Also, researchers have shown that prayer and intention in healing is very powerful. The power of intention is huge.
SM: Has Mary commented on these issues?
AR: Yes. Definitely. Just to give you an idea she says, in Conversations with Mary, prayer and intention are energies and act to shape our lives and to bring us peace. Mary also addresses faith and the role of religion in our lives, what happens when we die, what heaven is and reincarnation. She speaks of angels and who they are as well as ascended masters and what enlightenment is. She raises the issue of what harmony is and how we can master our day to day lives. She really discusses just about anything you can think of that matters in life.
SM: She is very aware of our current conditions.
AR: Oh, absolutely. She’s aware of all, completely. She talks about all of it!
SM: Aside from your work writing Mary’s messages, in your work as an evidential medium, does your client need to tell you the name of the person with whom they want to communicate?
AR: No. I don’t ask for names. People get what they need, which may not be the same as what they initially wanted. I can’t just dial somebody up. I hope the spirit that my client desires to communicate with comes through, but I can’t control that. Before I see anybody, I meditate and say a prayer for them; I allow myself to feel the energy of their loved ones. Sometimes it’s a family member and other times a friend. Sometimes they come through and talk about the person sitting across from me (or on the phone) and sometimes they talk about themselves.
I feel them, I hear them, I sometimes feel more personality than anything else. I’m clairsentient, clairaudient, and clairvoyant, and how I perceive them often depends on how those in spirit want to come through to me. Interestingly, occasionally when the person who came to communicate with their loved ones in spirit leaves following the session, their loved ones stay and hang out with me! It’s crazy. I have friends in the spirit world who I never knew in physical life who just want to help me.
When I first went public with my abilities, there was one spirit who decided he was going to guide me. And he did! And once he was done with that, he was gone.
SM: So the messages I might receive may not be what I expect, but rather what I need to hear or even what the one in spirit feels is important to say. Perhaps the one in spirit who is communicating has a wider view.
AR: Yes. That’s what it’s about. I had a woman call the other day whose cousin had died, and she wanted to have communication, but her cousin barely came through. The whole reading was from her grandfather. It was important for him to say the things he said to her, and it was important that it come from him. Unless they were horrendous people in their human life and still working through issues in spirit, they are okay, and will come to communicate.
I believe that our physical life is “purgatory.” Life can be wonderful, but life is also hard. There’s pain in life and we question ourselves and why we do things. There’s a path in front of us and there’s choice and free will, and it’s complicated sometimes. So, spirits come through to try to help us.
SM: My parents have both died, as well as one of my younger sisters, and some friends. If I wanted to communicate with them during a session with you, they specifically might not come through to communicate, but someone else might?
AR: It all depends on who is important for you to hear from. I can tell you right now who is around you. Do you want me to do that?
AR: Ok, so there’s a man around you whose name begins with a “K,” like a Kevin or Kenneth. Does that make sense to you?
SM: Yes, my father’s name is Kenneth.
AR: And he’s been gone awhile; I think he passed before your mother, but your mother missed your father. Did she live a lot longer than your father?
SM: Yes, she did.
AR: She is saying that she lived too long. There was pain. She’s showing that she loves her children—did she have four?
SM: Yes, four.
AR: She’s saying, “I love my children, I love my children,” but she’s showing me there was a lot of pain in her life. She wants you to understand that she didn’t want to fight to stay alive anymore; she just wanted to go.”
SM: I understand perfectly.
AR: They are showing me someone is rubbing their stomach, your mother or father.
SM: They are probably showing my mother’s tremendous discomfort in her stomach, digestive area for many years before she died, and it was the cause of her death it seems.
AR: She’s saying, “It got too bad, it got too bad.” But she’s also saying she didn’t want to ruin a holiday because of her passing, because “She’s ok,” she’s saying.
SM: She made it through Christmas. She had Christmas dinner with us, and then died 2 days later. And she always said, “I’m ok” no matter what was going on in her life. If she was feeling bad when I called, she’d say, “I’m just ok.”
AR: I see. Was she a deeply spiritual person?
SM: Yes, she was, in a quiet way.
AR: I get the feeling from her that she was very spiritual and devoted in her way, and I also get the feeling that even though you were raised Catholic that she raised you to follow your own path.
SM: Yes, that’s true.
AR: She wanted you to find what you needed to find. Who worked with their hands?
SM: My father, and my brother both.
AR: She’s showing me things that were made. Also, is there a boy who passed away, a grandchild maybe?
SM: She might be referring to my brother. He is a craftsman, and his stepson D_ died in an accident when he was not twenty.
AR: Yes, that’s still her grandson. I see him. I see him. He’s with her, with your mother. She’s a very loving woman.
SM: Yes, very much so.
AR: She is saying that the death of her daughter, your sister, put your mother over the edge.
SM: Yes, it did.
AR: It was too much, too much, she says. And your sister’s name begins with a “J”?
SM: Yes. Janet.
AR: And your mother’s name is Barbara?
SM: Yes, that’s true!
AR: Ok, and your sister is with them. They’re all together and very happy. They are very happy. Your sister is showing me that she has on blue jeans, and a t-shirt, and her hair is long, and she’s smiling from ear to ear. She’s very, very happy.
SM: That description of my sister is just as I remember her!
AR: And she’s saying there’s a niece who is very much like her or looks like her. Ok, there’s an older niece of yours and a younger, so is this the older or the younger?
SM: I think it’s the younger. The older looks like her. The younger is very happy and always has a big smile, which again is like her. She’s the daughter of my sister’s youngest son.
AR: Ok, her name begins with an “A”?
SM: Yes, that’s the younger, A_.
AR: Ok, and your sister is saying she’s like her in a lot of ways. They are very similar, and your sister is very much around her. Also, I think that child is highly intuitive. Highly intuitive. It just needs development, but she’s more intuitive than anybody else. Your mother is also saying she wants M_ to know she has the boy.
SM: Ok, M_ is the sister of D_.
AR: Your mother is saying please let her know so that she can rest. Are you close with her?
SM: We are due to have a lunch together.
AR: And your mother wants you to know that she’s absolutely part of the family. You know, we’re related to each other, sometimes not by blood, but because we’ve been pulled into the family and its energy. Were you divorced?
AR: Do you still have a relationship with your first wife?
SM: We talk occasionally, but not often. We have a son.
AR: Your mother is saying that she wasn’t a bad person, but you guys were immature.
SM: Yes, true.
AR: I feel there was so much immaturity that it couldn’t work.
Ok, so this is kind of how it happens. We started out talking about your father, and then it moved to your mother; then it moved to the others who were coming through. That’s kind of how it works. And I tell people that they can certainly ask me questions and then I can tell them what I feel or perceive. Sometimes I have answers and sometimes not.
What I don’t do is coach people beyond what I’m perceiving and giving them as messages from their loved ones. If someone says they are in love with this person, and I don’t get the feeling that the other person loves them, I’m going to say it. I’m not going to string people along. I don’t see people weekly. If someone wants something weekly I refer them to a therapist.
There are people who chase healers. I’ve had many clients who want to make me into a guru. I’m not a guru. I talk to those on the other side, I bring messages through…and by the way, you are at a good place in your life. A really good place in your life. So, you just need to sit and say, “This is all good.” This is good. This is coming through your spirit guide.
SM: Thank you.
AR: But, in any case, when people want to make me a guru, I say, “no.” I will show someone how to meditate, how to get there, then they need to awaken on their own. You need to open your eyes and see what’s around you. Because, truly, we all can communicate. Granted, I’ve been doing this longer, I might have honed it better, but for me to be a guru is not how this works. I’m not looking for people to attach themselves to me. The responsibility lies with them.
SM: Exactly. We can help each other, but you don’t help someone by giving them your strength, as they need to find their own, and we all have it within us.
SM: Sometimes people get far too stressed too often and then don’t manage the stress and they get sick. If its chronic it can affect cardiovascular health.
AR: People need to be careful; they need to find a way or an outlet for this stress. Whether it’s meditating or something else; remember, it’s mind, body, spirit. So, they can meditate, walk—they need to clear their minds. Sometimes they are intense people, and they take things on their own shoulders, the burden of the world on their shoulders. They don’t need to be that way. They really need to learn how to breathe. It could be a yoga class, but they need to do something along those lines.
People need to learn how to separate things. Everything is just a jumble for them sometimes. When they leave work, they need to be done with it and not take it with them. When they are with their mate, they need to be present with their mate. They really need to meditate and to walk—outside, not on a treadmill!
Also, your father is still here and is saying he is very proud of you, that you lead a different life than he led, but he’s proud of you, very proud.
SM: I’m proud of him too!
AR: He worked hard to give his family everything that he could.
SM: Yes, he did.
AR: But he’s proud of the work you do.
SM: Thank you. I wish I could have gotten to know him better, but if I can develop skills such as yours, I can get to know him that way!
AR: You’re there already. It’s questioning that gets in your way. You question yourself: Is this real or am I making it up? Or, did I know that already? You’ll get to the point where you’re not questioning. What I used to do, and I’ve been doing this my whole life, was I would read my friends. I’d be sitting at a restaurant and saying to a dinner partner, “You’ve got somebody standing next to you with a blue shirt and tennis shoes,” and it turned out to be someone they knew. I’d go to get my hair done, and feel someone, but before saying anything to the hairdresser, I’d ask the spirit, “If you want me to say what I feel, give me a sign,” and I’d get a sign and I would start saying what I was hearing or seeing. Once you start doing that it will come through stronger. Start exercising that muscle. You can approach it in this way with people: “You know, I just have this feeling,” and ask, “Is this true?” and then you don’t have to worry about being too assertive and potentially wrong. You don’t have to say, “I’m intuitive, I’m a medium, and I have a message for you.”
SM: Thank you. These times we live in are fascinating.
AR: Yes. Mary’s energy is so strong right now. It’s the divine feminine, we are in the age of Aquarius. Women wouldn’t be in politics if we weren’t in the age of Aquarius. Go to Mary! Ask her to help you. Pray with Mary, not to her. Ask her to pray with you. It’s the concept as Jesus said, “When two or more are gathered therein I am.” There’s strength there. Mary counts as somebody else. The energy counts. Pray with her. Ask her to open your heart to your intuition. It’s not your mind, it’s your heart. Be grateful to God that you can go into this awakening. Claim it before you see it, and you’ll see yourself going there more strongly than before. Mary is here for us. Strong, strong energy. She’s appearing all over the globe; it’s not just Medjugore. Many other people are saying they are seeing her. There’s a huge devotion to her. Jewelry is sold in Neiman Marcus with Mary’s image on it. She’s not just a trend though, so call her into your life.
SM: Good advice. Thank you for this interview Anna!
AR: I’m so happy we had this conversation today. You are doing a lot of good for the world. You really are.
SM: That’s what I want to do.
AR: You’re doing it. You dedicate it, surrender it, and God will work through you. God has been working through you. ∆