CHAT FROM VcToria
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VIP: As most of you know, I choose not to do any ‘full’ reads at my office while the summer festivals, that I take part in, are on. From June 20th 2018 to September 4th 2018 I am unavailable, unless you drop by any festival that I am a part of. I do NOT do Full reads at festivals, so if you are someone who waits for me each year to do a mini read know that I am in all the festivals.
BIG NEWS: My book is now available from Amazon and other places. To see the forty year old love letters that are scanned and up on the website, PLUS pictures of me and Donald, the main characters in my memoir, and others, you may go to my Author website that is up and running. www.vctoriagray.com
The only way to get an autographed copy of my book is to order it from my website. If you wish to do that then Click Here>Then Now and Forever by VcToria Gray There is also a choice of ONE MP3 file gifted to the order from my website. You may choose either a Guided Meditation or Attracting Money or Removing Negative Energy. These are my later Fathers work and always receive rave reviews.
If you wish to read the first three chapters this link will take you there. >PREVIEW of Chapters Then Now and Forever a Memoir by VcToria Gray
If you choose to buy the book, know that every action in it was true. Every emotion was factual. Every lesson was learntJ Thank you for supporting my work if you choose to buy. Please feel free to comment on my blog on the author’s website.
VIP REIKI QUESTION: I have been asked by quite a few people to reinstate my teaching of Reiki classes in the Fall. I am a Reiki teacher and was certified in 2003. I taught till 2013. If you are interested in signing for my class I only take six people. This is the Usui method. A weekend course for Level One and Two. Level Three is offered six months later so you have time to practice. Please let me know and I will set the dates. Thank You. I feel, if the Universe wants me to reinstate teaching, to carry over to my One Personal Year in 2019 it will show me by this request to you all.
CHAT BEGINS: May is an awesome month for me. It is the last month before I gear up for back to back festivals that involve 12- 15 hour days out of the home. I enjoy them, as it sets me up for my winter hiatus. However, at times it can be VERY tiring, especially when you have a 30 C day and are sitting outside in a tent.
PLUS this month my OAS pension begins, or so I have been told via a letter. It should arrive on the 29th of May, the month after you turn 65. That will be tomorrow, and I will make a comment on its arrival. May 30th comment: IT ARRIVED.
Last month I left off the ‘chat’ on the 25th as I headed for Fort McMurray. I love that town. Best news ever, I signed a contract with Coles and will be doing a ‘live’ Q and A on my book in September when I return. As long as you are on my FM e-mail list, you will receive the invite. More later as September arrives. Oh, and thank you to all of you who purchased my book while I was there this April.
First thing I did, as I always do once I am done my out of town shows, I put my vehicle in for summer tire change over, plus the oil change. Then stock up the cupboard with groceries and cat food.
My son turned 47 on May 1st so on the 2nd I took him, my grandson and granddaughter for supper. My son never varies on his choice of restaurant. He is a Taurus with a Taurus rising. They hate change lol. Off we all went to the Japanese Village on the South Side. I had all the vegetables on rice while they ate all the stuff I do not. [For those of you who are new to my newsletter, I am a vegan by choice] His gift was a Gift Certificate to some place that sells VERY expensive suits. He is attending a wedding and wanted a perfectly tailored suit. We all kicked in with GC’s so he got his birthday wish.
Next on the 3rd, my friend Janice and I headed downtown for lunch. But first, I stopped at Audrey’s Bookstore on Jasper Avenue to sign a contract and drop off half a dozen of my books. If you wish to purchase locally, you may buy from them, as well as me. Over to KB and Co, a vegan place on 104 street. Would I go back? Probably not. The music was horrendous, and I do not mean to sound ‘old’ here LOL. You could not hear yourself think. Let alone talk. Since Janice and I had not seen each other for seven months we had a lot to talk about and kept saying to each other ‘I cannot hear you’. The place was packed as it was lunch time so business is good. I feel it is more of a fast food, order at the counter type of place. The food is good, but ordinary vegan stuff. Menu is in very small print. I think this place is more for the lunch time crowd downtown.
Then off to sign a show contract that I had hoped to get into this year. In fact, much to my delight I was accepted into every show I applied for. I call this a completion. As I mention every month and will continue to do so, I am in a Personal Year Nine. Clear the clutter. Boy am I doing that.
Each day this month I tended to the home. I cleared out most of the basement, took all of the recycling stuff down to the South Side and for $8 dropped it all off. I took back my yearly stock of containers to the bottle recycling place around the corner from me. Received back $18 there. I got the trees removed that were taking up room in my garden and front area. I bought a paper shredder and have been shredding 8 years of back taxes from 2003 to 2011. Because I have an incorporated company I can tell you that it is an immense amount of paperwork that is needed to be shredded. I cleared up the back yard, planted tomatoes, cucumbers and kale. I added two more lilies to the garden. Mowed the lawn three times. Removed most of the weeds. Bought a small rubber plant for the indoor section of plants. Seeded some sunflowers and wild flowers. Still waiting for them to pop above the soil. Cleared closets, moved boxes to the garage and the biggie was the garage. I added some shelving, made boxes of stuff with notations of what is there and so much more. Clearing the clutter.
Up to the 10th of May I had readings every day. Then a slow-down. Took some acupuncture treatments for my neck. Interestingly enough, I chose a woman who had excellent reviews on line. I got to the clinic and I swear I have NEVER ever met anyone with such bad bedside manners. Now I am the type of person who does not need to be pampered if you know what you are doing. However, even though this woman had been in business for 30 years she still would not answer any questions. “How many treatments will I need?" Her answer ‘I do not know’. “How does this process work?” her answer ‘here is a book I wrote’. I took two treatments and was just getting fed up with her bed side manner. IE: Receptionist puts me in a room with no comments about what I should be doing. She comes in and says “why are you not undressed?” I say “no one told me to, I thought maybe you wanted to ask questions first“ her answer ”I cannot put needles through clothes” VERY abruptly said. After this, I intended to keep the 3rd appointment, but the Universe always speaks volumes about what I need, and do not need, ‘cos on the morning of my 3rd appointment she called and asked if I could get there earlier! Yup, had an 11am appointment and she called at 9 am to ask this. I told her ‘no’ and she cancelled it. Last night I pulled out my IQ Technologie machine that I had bought last year and attached the pads to my neck. Turned it on for 10 minutes, and thirty minutes later the soreness was gone. I will continue to do this for 10 minutes every evening. Also saving myself $80 per treatment.
Next I attended a small mortgage burning gathering at a friend’s house for a couple of hours. I had never heard of these types of parties but apparently they are quite common.
Next, it was Mother’s Day and my son took me for brunch at the vegan restaurant of my choice. Naturally I chose Padamani’s and to my great delight he also ate some type of bread and curry sauce. In fact he liked it so much he ordered another serving. I also got another GC for Home Depot. Once all the days that gave me gifts passed I headed to Home Depot and bought an immense amount of soil as I need to add soil to my garden, plus the veggies I mentioned above, plus light bulbs and lots of other stuff. Took down all nine chandelier light bulb holders and washed them, then removed the burnt out light bulbs and replaced them. Also did this to my front foyer chandelier that holds five light bulbs.
Took my last phone read with the person who is doing all the tutoring for my self-published book. I had a choice of many things to choose from for my marketing stuff. I chose the Indie review. Why? I truly would like a professional, non-biased opinion from the world of authors. By early July I should have this. If it rates a 5 or a 4, that being the top rating, it automatically gets talked about by Indie. If it gets a 3 it is posted, but I have the right to ask for it to be removed and it will be done right away. Lastly if it gets 2.5 or under, they ask me if I want the review to be made publicly. We will see what the Universe intended for my book at this stage. I eagerly await whatever they say and will accept it no problem. As I said, I did not write this book for me, I wrote it to show others the light at the end of a VERY dark tunnel is always there if you seek it. However, one must put effort into the seeking part. My book shows this journey.
I had three Air B and B arrivals this month. One for three days, and the other two for two days each. Always nice to have a wee bit of extra cash that is put aside for the renovation of the suite, that will be done this Fall in the basement.
Reads REALLY slowed down after the 10th and I took this as a sign to keep up the clearing of the home. So much to do: mainly because, when I sold my acreage in late January 2014, and the completion of financing and acceptance and home inspection was done, it was the end of February. Then I had three weeks to find a house, pack and move, all in the middle of the worst winter in history. I had no time to clear or throw out anything. Thus I chose to stick to my Personal Years that verify when the easiest time would be to do things. Clearing now is calm and easy.
Knowing that I am headed to a non-social time I tend to try to see my friends this month. I took in a movie and dinner with my friend Jackie. We headed over to the South Side where there is an excellent vegan restaurant called Loma House. This month they had new dishes on the menu. One was ‘salmon’. Now, not only do they serve dishes of great food, you can buy the food. I bought the vegan salmon and all I can say is YUM YUM when poached and cooked that way. I chose to have the vegan dim sum while eating there. We saw the movie Life of The Party. It was OK, I had been hoping to see another movie but it was not playing anywhere that could be fitted into the time schedule we chose. I am sure it will come to the movie channels soon and I will catch it then.
Lastly, I had my friend Janice over for lunch. I prepared a wonderful Indian dish of lentils and rice BUT!! my friend Jackie had allowed me to taste her Pecan Maple Pie and holy cow it was good. She gave me this recipe and clearly upon reading it, it was obvious that if I took out the pecans, substituted raisins, and use tartlets I could make AWESOME vegan butter tarts. Janice’s comment? “These are to die for”.
On May 22nd I took myself to the Remedial Spa at Derricks Golf Course for a facial. Not just any facial but the top of the line facial. Pleased as punch as to how it turned out, I thanked the girl and took the samples of the creams she used on my face. Well lo and behold, for the VERY first time in my life, I have found a series of creams that work. Not only are these organic, a true blessing as far as I am concerned, but they are all made from plants. I used the samples, looked at their website and found a spa close to me that sells them. I ordered this line called Eminence Organic Skin Care and can only say WOW!! For years I have only used coconut oil and have tried to drink a lot of water. Many folks at shows sell product lines of creams but none has ever attracted me. This line has, and I can only say they work.
Lastly, I can only say I am sad to see May leave. Gearing up for back to back festivals and getting ready for my free time to disappear. In case you read this before June 2nd please know that I am doing a very small event at West Edmonton Mall from 9am to 2pm. Spa lady is hosting an event that has raffles, shows and much more. I will be doing 5 minute Tarot card reads for $20 in case you wish to drop by. There will be nine other vendors as well all doing different stuff like massage, etc.
Please know that July and August, and most likely Septembers Newsletters may, and I say may, not be so chatty. I am now entering into the time frame that allows me all this free time in winter. I would not change a single thing about my life right now. I have focused upon each Personal Year with the intended energy of the season as I like to call them. Growth of this kind brings contentment. Contentment brings Peace. Peace brings value to life. Value allows growth. Growth allows enlightenment. May you all follow the correct path to attain this. You will know when you are travelling this path correctly as everything falls into alignment. If it’s not falling into alignment you need to change the structure of your life. Do not hang onto things that are not working properly. IE: Relationships, jobs, friendships, people, family and the biggie your own emotional struggles.
Chat with you all again in July. Enjoy the month.
CAT COSTS: ANOTHER cheap month for me. Tinned food came to $29.23. No dry food was needed. Kitty litter came to $44.97. Raw meat came to $67.79. I bought a filter and some other type of filter that the cats fountain needed. Cost of that was: $28.75. Total month came to $170.74. I chose not to get blood tests for Venus. I will do so after the shows are over. Why? She does not travel well at all. I have to travel to Saskatchewan in early August and if she needs medication she would have to come. She has the first stages of kidney disease, the same as Princess had, so I know exactly what to watch for and know that it can be a five year process. She is absolutely fine right now.
If you are thinking of getting a pet please know that from the cute stage, they grow with personality to adult stage. Animals feel with unconditional love from their souls. They get attached and used to their homes. If you cannot give up 12-18 years and maybe longer, do NOT get a pet. It is not a companion till you find a mate, have a child, decide to move to an apartment that will not allow pets, it is a companion for life. They also need dental care, checkups and GOOD food. Not this cheap, no nutrient food that I see so many people buy. Your pets will suffer later just as you would if all you ate was junk.
Look at rescue places for loving animals. These pets will not only be grateful, it's almost like they know you saved them and love and adore you for it. Think before you add to your life. Can you give this type of commitment? If the answer is yes then enjoy looking for your new companion. Think older if you can, for some reason older pets are harder to re-home and they are much sadder as they wait not knowing what it was they did to be removed from the homes they knew.
My Coincidence this Month: I thought I had one but it turned out I did not LOL. I focused back to my month and nothing that I did attracted a step in life that took me down another route. I did have two events happen because of shows. One was a read that apparently I did at Fabulous at 50 about 3-4 years ago. The woman lost my CD and information and could not use a computer. She mentioned me to a friend of hers, who was looking for a psychic, and the friend tracked me. A lovely read from that. The other was an event that I mentioned above at Spa Lady. She introduced herself to me at The Woman’s Show in Edmonton this April. I do not see these as coincidences, but more along the line of ‘see how work just arrives for you’. I put out the effort and the Universe supplies the answers.
VcToria books her appointments around your schedule. The
only time she will not book is first thing in the morning. Appointments are
from 1pm to midnight. Her office is located in the West End of Edmonton, AB.
Home Office Appointments: Please look at my website for prices and the package of your choice before you call. Please note I do NOT do the mini reads at home that I do at the shows around town. Or out of town.
To a man whose mind is free there is something even more intolerable in the sufferings of animals than in the sufferings of man. For with the latter it is at least admitted that suffering is evil and that the man who causes it is a criminal. But thousands of animals are uselessly butchered every day without a shadow of remorse. If any man were to refer to it, he would be thought ridiculous. And that is the unpardonable crime.- Romain Rolland, Nobe
VcToria’s Comment: From a tee shirt a person was wearing at The Edmonton Fringe 2017: YOU CANNOT LOVE ANIMALS IF YOU WALK AROUND WITH A BELLY FULL OF THEM.
Did you know there are over 3,000 different mosquito species throughout the world? While each mosquito has a unique scientific name, their presence to humans and animals is relatively similar. As with most insects, mosquitoes lay eggs to reproduce. These eggs are often found in still, calm waters and float on “rafts.” One of the greatest preventative measures is to eliminate water accumulation in your yard.
There are four stages a mosquito goes through: egg, larva, pupa and adult. During the egg, larvae and pupae stage, the mosquitoes live in water. However, as they molt into the adult stage, they fly away from water sources and become airborne. As summer temperatures rise to 80-degrees Fahrenheit, the larva goes through a rapid transformation. On average, it takes four days for larva to reach the pupae stage. From here, it takes an additional three days before the pupa transforms into an adult mosquito. The lifespan of a single mosquito is relatively short. Female mosquitoes may live for several weeks if they have a constant source of sugar while male mosquitoes typically live for less than a week.
The primary difference between adult male and female mosquitoes is its size. Generally, female mosquitoes are larger than males and have a thread like antennae. Male mosquitoes feature a more bushy antennae.
Unlike popular belief, mosquitoes find nourishment on more than just blood. Both male and female adult mosquitoes feed on nectar. However, when it comes time to lay eggs, female mosquitoes seek out warm-blooded hosts to feed on their blood. Male mosquitoes don’t feed on blood.
The Importance of Mosquitoes in
It’s difficult to imagine these annoying pests have any purpose outside of ruining your outdoor enjoyment, but they have several important purposes in your local ecosystem. Mosquito larvae serves as a viable food source for fish and other aquatic animals. As the mosquitoes grow older, they become an important food source for bats, birds, spiders, dragonflies and other arthropods. Without these insects, entire animal groups would lack in nourishment.
The Negative Impact of
Of course, with a positive benefit comes a negative. Perhaps the most noteworthy downside of mosquitoes is their ability to transmit dangerous pathogens to humans and other warm-blooded animals. Mosquitoes can transmit diseases, such as encephalitis, dengue fever and yellow fever. It’s important to note these insects can only be carriers of disease, they cannot spontaneously cause disease. For example, a mosquito must feed on an infected host in order to transmit a pathogen.
VcToria's Comment: The last line of this information is truly interesting. It is NOT the mosquito, it is the source of where the mosquito gets the disease from.
I am also blessed, as for some strange reason mosquitoes do not bite me :)
Phone Readings: VcToria offers phone reads by appointment. She books seven days a week from 1pm till Midnight. VcToria prefers to see her clients in person, but if you do not reside in Edmonton and are not in any of the towns she travels to, please do call for a phone read. Click Here> Phone or Skype Reads
House Parties: VcToria offers house parties catered around your choice. She can supply as many psychics as you need for your party. Click Here> House Parties She also offers her services to corporate events. Click Here>Corporate Events. If she is driving through your town you can also arrange a house party at that time. She will stop and do mini psychic reads for your guests. Please call to see when she is traveling and if she is passing your way.
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Clearings: Do you need your home or office cleared of bothersome energies? VcToria offers clearings of all homes and offices in Edmonton. If you wish to have a home or office clearing and she is passing through your town she will stop to accommodate you. VcToria uses her Fathers voice and direction to start the clearings. She then uses her own energy, crystals and smudging to clear and heal your home. You will also have a personal clearing. For more information or to book an appointment please call her. 780-481-7238.You may also purchase the protective/energy clearance CD that VcToria has always used, on the website store.> Remove Negative Energy. Note this is VcToria’s late Fathers original work.
Personal Clearings: VcToria will open up your chakras by activating her Reiki knowledge then ask your guides to be present. She will then smudge and clear you, speaking very clearly about removing energy as she cleanses. You will leave with your chakras balanced and your aura energy vibrating. As a physical body needs a bath or shower so the outer energy needs clearing every so often. Duration of personal cleanse 10-15 minutes. Only available in conjunction with a reading.