The month of hearts and flowers has passed and we look forward to longer days and hopes for an early melt into spring. I am excited for future freedoms, warmer weather and the reuniting of friends and family. This is an especially hopeful time for me as I excitedly await the arrival of Grandbaby #2 on April 15th. At least that’s the expected date and I’m never happier to see tax day arrive!
February has always been a challenging month in the North East USA. But then again, its also created some wonderful memories for those who love the snow. I used to be one of those people but to quote Bob Dylan – “the times they are a changing” and these older bones seek warmer joints to hang out in! For those who enjoy the wintery mix, have fun. But I for one am anxious for longer and warmer days and perhaps some palm trees in my future. For now I will challenge myself, one day at a time, to create a sunnier disposition amidst gray skies and ringed moons - an omen of more winter snows and ice even as the month of green begins.
As 2021 moves forward and we leave February behind us, we are hopeful for safer days ahead. Marching into March we embrace St. Patrick’s Day wishing for the luck of the Irish to lead us out of the throes of the pandemic and away from battling leaderships and into more compassionate, loving, patient and tolerant times.
This is a time when we can put aside the political Tees for a short time, drape ourselves in green and celebrate gentler imagery of shamrocks and leprechauns.
Yet as I contemplate better days ahead and the rich spiritual history of my heritage, the ticker tape news flashes across the screen at the far end of the room in silence and announces riots and heated protest in Dublin Ireland. It seems the stress of these troubled days knows no bounds and are exploding with the pace of rage in cities, villages, states and countries around the world as patience grows thin.
The life and freedoms we enjoyed only a year ago, have been obscured by the many hardships and difficulties of these distressing times. Fresh insight now calls us to make more selfless choices in order to achieve health, wellbeing and security for all.
The simple wisdom of spirit, those who’ve been here and done this life thing before us and have earned the tee shirt in the days before their transition, are now in a more gracious and intelligent realm. They have known the harsh experiences that life can bestow and they have attained the insight into the ignorance of man’s inhumanity to man.
In my thousands of encounters with Spirit, it seems to me that where they dwell now, they possess a new-found freedom and vision of the necessary changes and choices we should all reach for in order to serve the best and highest calling of our own souls.
But it will take more than Prayer beckoning higher sources.
It will require an all-out effort and partnership with those souls who have gone before us. We must adopt an eagle’s view of more loving pathways forward for us all in order to see our way clearly into a more peaceful and harmonious world.
It is through the sound and sincere practice of mediumship that these messages of true paths will heal a sick and scattered world. It is the true seer, the real medium that helps shine the light on all souls caught in the shadows of fear.
Mediums armed with the principals of natural law and common purpose will expose the true nature of human kind’s collective soul and continuity of purpose. Their work of healing allows the light of hope, the promise of reformation and the reality of God’s deep love for everyone no matter the verities of life’s course.
Mediumship is the experiential discovery of the significance of every soul and the preciousness and value of each one’s unique place in society today.
In their humble service of others in times of great pain and despair, real mediums are the ones who expose the pathways to peace and open the doors and windows to many rooms and many mansions of love.
If you are lucky enough in March to ponder the three leaves of the shamrock as body, mind and spirit I encourage you to make the center, top leaf your spiritual focus and reach for better understanding of your spiritual significance and the beauty you possess inside.
Your spiritual journey is the right road to Peace and intelligence. When you begin your walk along the road of love, you will embark on a wondrous and magical journey of healing yourself and enriching this world for all.
May the road rise to meet you and the wind be at your back.
Peace be yours.
Joseph Shiel is a highly acclaimed Evidential Medium, Spirit Artist, Psychic and award-winning teacher. Internationally known for his accuracy, integrity and commitment to others, he has devoted his life to service of Spirit and those seeking love, healing and growth. He shares his remarkable talents with students, clients and audiences around the world; teaching, speaking, healing and performing private and public demonstrations of evidential mediumship and Spirit Art deemed by many as 'Portraits from Heaven.' His exceptionally rare gifts make him one of the most sought after mediums, consulting for politicians, CEO's, celebrities and all those seeking healing and insight.