Friday, December 23, 2016

Christmas Letter & Blessing, 2017 Predictions & More!

Dear Spiritual Friend,
I wanted to take this time to personally wish you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Despite the challenges that so many people have faced this year, I feel a new sense of positivity hovering over the New Year, and I'm hopeful some of that lovely energy will reach you and all of those you care about. I feel that 2017 is meant to be a better, more spiritual year for so many of us, and I know that that will be a welcome relief to hear. Let us all end this year with a peaceful meditation and an emotional release, letting all the challenges and obstacles that we faced this year go once and for all, so that we can make the New Year one of the best years yet
With a New Year, there will be a few changes here. There will be an increase on January 1, 2017 on all of my reading fees. This was a hard decision, and not one that came easy for me, but we've been postponing the increase for two years and the time is now upon us to make these changes. With the increases, there will also be added benefits, including special 'urgent 1-2 business days turnaround' email reading service offered for the very first time, with longer phone reading times and premium weekend sessions will be available again for the first time in almost 10 years! We are also hard at work designing my brand new website that will go live in January 2017; I'm looking forward to getting your thoughts and opinions on my new website when it goes live shortly after the New Year.
My annual Predictions show will be in January 2017 on my radio show, Conversations with Christopher. You'll have tune in on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 12pm Eastern for my predictions reveal. We'll be posting them on my website in February 2017, so you'll hear them first on 'Conversations'. I hope you'll be tuning in to hear the new predictions that await us! Tune in live on January 19 athttp://www.blogtalkradio.com/thepsychic
I'll be doing my first-ever Christmas Day show this year! I'll be going live on the air on Sunday, December 25 at 12pm EST / 9am PST / 5pm UK to celebrate the holiday with you! I'll be talking about my book 'Holidays in Heaven', and what our loved ones and pets in Heaven are doing this time of the year. I'm really looking forward to doing a live Christmas show, and if the turnout is good, we might do it again next year! Tune in live on Christmas day at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thepsychic
We are working late into the night tonight and tomorrow night processing and emailing you your last minute Christopher Gift Certificates. So many of you have a yearly routine of giving my gift certificates to your loved ones, and they are a great gift, and I hear from so many of you each year after the holidays with lovely stories in how much your loved ones appreciated the gift of a reading with me. So, if you are still putting the finishing touches on your holiday shopping, please do consider giving the gift of yours truly this holiday season! My gift certificates never expire, and are the perfect gift for the loved one in your life who really does have everything! Get your last minute gift certificate emailed to you before the holiday athttp://www.thepsychicspirit.com/giftcerts.html or email me directly at ThePsychicSpirit@aol.com for your 50% off email subscriber discount! Ends December 24 at midnight!
Before my reading fees increase for the first time in 12 years, we are ending this year with a bang! That's right, over 50% off my phone and email readings, and some supersaver packages to get you through the New Year with readings and spiritual counseling to help you make 2017 one of your best years yet! Email Readings start at $12.50, and Phone Readings start at $37.50 for 30 minutes or $60 for hour sessions. We've never offered deals like this, so check them and grab a few for a rainy day because I can assure we will never be offering these discounted rates again after the January 1, 2017 increase. Get yours now before they're gone athttp://www.thepsychicspirit.com/promo.html
I never dreamed of the success that would be achieved when I released my first book 'Holidays in Heaven', but the truth is in the numbers, and the numbers don't lie! Thank you for your amazing support of my little book, which I've dedicated to my Grandfather who we lost on Christmas morning in 2008. I still miss that man more than I could possibly put into words. I get a tremendous healing feeling in knowing that every time someone new reads the book, his memory continues to live on in the lives and hearts of others. I would like to think that he's so proud of me for writing this book. I know he is! Read 'Holidays in Heaven' today for just 99 cents at this linkhttps://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NAGQ4U6
I hope you have a beautiful rest of your year. I love you very much and I look forward to celebrating all the New Year has in store for us with you!!
Sending all my love and holiday cheer,

xx Christopher

Friday, July 8, 2016

My Personal Struggles with Depression & Anxiety

To My Spiritual Friends & Family,

For the last several years, I've been dealing with some issues that almost took over my life and everything surrounding it. For years, I have always had this sad feeling in my heart, and although it was not always apparent everyday, it was never too long before that sad feeling made another appearance. I knew there was something wrong with me, but I didn’t know what was wrong with me, so I suppose the most honest answer I can give you is I swept those feelings under the rug, I didn’t face the issues, I didn’t do any research as to why I was feeling the way I was. I just went on with life, some of the time pretending to my closest friends and family that everything was okay, that everything was just perfect, don't worry about me. Everything was far from perfect, and over the last couple of years, these sad feeling became worse, much worse. The time had come where I had to figure this all out, and to know what really was wrong with me. It was determined that I was suffering from severe depression and severe anxiety. I was not scared by those words; I was actually quite relieved to finally know a name or title for what I was dealing with.

Looking back, I should have treated myself better and loved myself enough to get these issues sorted out years ago, but my motto has always been 'Duty First, Self Second', and after awhile the sad feelings seemingly were part of daily life, and suddenly those feelings didn’t feel anything other than normal.

I decided to try to determine what the root cause of my depression and anxiety was. There were far too many things to consider that could have been the cause and likely each one was a contributor in it's own way, such the pressure that comes with being a lightworker, ongoing family health issues, difficulty processing childhood events when I was sexually violated numerous times by someone who was supposed to have been a role model and protector, the loss of my Grandfather, watching my Grandmother's health decline and her transition into a nursing home, being 4,500 miles away from my husband 10 out of 12 months a year, there were so many contributors that it was hard to determine exactly which one played a bigger part, as they all (at times) had the same energy levels.

No one, and I mean NO ONE, understands what it takes to be Christopher Reburn on a daily basis. I never asked or desired to become popular or world renown, I just wanted to help other people and I wanted my work to be appreciated, I had no idea that one day I would be known all over the world. No one really knows the pressure I'm under to do the work that I do, and to continue to spread my mission and message all over the world. This doesn’t come easy, and it takes a tremendous amount of energy to do, everyday. I'm not bitching or complaining, I'm just sharing with you all of the reasons why. When readings get delayed or fall behind, I get very stressed out, and that severely affects my sleep and mental stability. When the readings fall behind, I feel a tremendous feeling of failure, that I have failed my clients and that I have let them down. It's a terrible feeling to have, but because I take my work so religiously seriously, that's just the kind of feelings I feel when my works gets delayed, as at any given time, there are always a considerable amount of people depending me and relying on me, and I never want to disappoint anyone. When people pressure me 'Where is my reading??' is makes it all the more worse. Some people really don't care what I go through, they only care that they have 'paid' for something that they are late in receiving. I have become selective who I read for these days, especially if they threw shade my way just because of a late reading. I have a 'do not read for' list, and it saddens me when a new name is added to that list, but I do care about myself and the way I am treated, and I just cannot tolerate any further disrespect or mistreatment. It's just not going to happen. I'm very good at what I do and my work and reputation speaks for itself.

I have chosen to go public with my story and experiences with one purpose in mind -- that someone else out there may be feeling some of the same feelings I've felt, and for that someone to know that they are not alone. You are not alone, and you are loved.  Those of you know that I live a relatively private life, and I'm not always forthcoming with information about my private life outside of my professional life. Something's are sacred, and honestly, other things are just nobody's business. However, my wish in sharing this struggle is that others will identify with some of the things I have shared, and that there is help out there. The first step to start the healing process is to stand up, own the issue, get help and start to figure things out, and also to know that some things in life will never make sense on this earth plane, but not to give up on yourself and to talk to people close to you whom you trust and who love you, unconditionally.

The last three months have been some of the most difficult that I've ever had to endure, and of course, the email readings have piled up and I'm behind again. Now that I'm finally feeling better and much more myself again, I'm ready to resume being Christopher Reburn again, and I'm going to get all of these readings caught up in the next couple of weeks and will have a clear queue once again, something that has not happened in over two years. Once I'm able to get these readings caught up, I'm going to throw a big party, and you're all invited!

Over the course of the last week, I have moved out of Florida which I believe over the years had become a toxic environment for me and I have relocated closer to my family. I feel so much more positive now, and everyone around me is noticing these changes. I really feel that the best part of me is yet to come, and I look forward to sharing these moments with you.

This very public reveal was not easy for me, but I hope that it helps others in coming to terms with their situations and issues who are dealing with some of the same things I have dealt with over the course of many of these past 37 years of life.

I want to thank my husband and family who have been incredibly supportive and understanding during this ordeal. I couldn’t have done it without him, and now that I've worked through a lot of the various emotions that were bringing me down, I can now rightfully say that I can feel that unconditional love coming from so many of you, and it's very emotional for me, and I just begin to thank everyone enough for their support, friendship and for having my back.

In closing, I want to say how grateful I am to have you in my life and a part of my spiritual journey. In moving forward there will be some policy changes and some additional boundaries put in place to ensure that the continuation of my spiritual journey and mission is less pressured, and less stressed, but in more ways a lot more structured. I am very blessed to have so many loyal supporters who really do care about me. I'm very thankful to have you all in my life, and I look forward to the future and continuing to do my radio show, my readings and classes and so much more.

Here's to OUR future and the continuation of our journey together.

I love you all, so very much.


xxx Christopher 

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Conversations with Christopher 10th Anniversary CONTEST




10th Anniversary of Conversations with Christopher
Ultimate Fan Contest

Dear Friends,

The contest that I've been talking about for weeks is finally here! I hope you enjoy this contest and it will be interesting to see who participates in this contest! We've got lots great prizes to give away! Good luck to all!

xx Christopher


CONTEST IS OFFICIALLY ON!! CONTEST ENDS APRIL 20, 2016

PRIZES AVAILABLE:

Ultimate Fan Grand Prize: One Hour Phone Reading with Christopher, One Half Hour Phone Reading with Christopher, One 3 Question Full Email Reading with Christopher, and a $100 Christopher Reburn Gift Certificate
(1 winner)

2nd Place Prize: One Hour Phone Reading with Christopher in May/June 2016 and a $50 Christopher Gift Certificate (1 winner)

3rd Place Prize: One Half Hour Phone Reading with Christopher in May/June 2016 and a $25 Christopher Gift Certificate (2 winners)

4th Place Prize (1) One Question Email Reading and a $10 Christopher Gift Card (3 winners)

5th Place Prize: $20 Christopher Reburn Gift Certificate (10 winners)


HERE's HOW YOU CAN EARN CONTEST ENTRIES:

1) EARN 20 CONTEST ENTRIES To celebrate the upcoming 10th year anniversary of Conversations with Christopher, I will be doing a historical '10 Shows in 10 Days' marathon and I want you to come up with the topics in which I'll be speaking of during those 10 shows. Be creative because I'm looking to talk about some topics we've never talked about before. Check out my archives at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thepsychic to get a good idea of some of the topics we have already talked about. If I pick the topics that you requested, you'll EARN an additional 20 CONTEST ENTRIES! Email your 10 topic suggestions to ThePsychicSpirit@aol.com with '10 Shows in 10 Days' in the subject line.


2) EARN 10 CONTEST ENTRIES Leave your own personal review of Conversations with Christopher on the radio show fan page reviews section at https://www.facebook.com/ConversationswithChristopher/reviews

3) EARN 10 CONTEST ENTRIES Read and leave your own personal review of Christopher's Holidays in Heaven eBook on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NAGQ4U6

4) EARN 2 CONTEST ENTRIES by 'liking' Conversations with Christopher fan page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ConversationswithChristopher/

5) EARN 2 CONTEST ENTRIES by 'liking' Christopher Reburn fan page on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/christopherreburnfans

6) EARN 3 CONTEST ENTRIES PER DOLLAR by purchasing a reading on Christopher's reading page at http://www.thepsychicspirit.com/readings.html

For #2, #3, #4, #5 & #6: Once you've completed those steps, email ThePsychicSpirit@aol.com with the subject line 'Contest'. PLEASE NOTE: All reviews, fan page likes and reading purchases will be verified prior to final points being rewarded and the announcement of the winners. If you've already left reviews, please leave a newer or updated review to get the points and contest entries.

Please keep a tally of your points and we will also be keeping a tally of everyone's points.

If you have any questions, email us ThePsychicSpirit@aol.com

Have fun with this!

Love,

Christopher



Winners will be announced in April and will be notified via email.
Contest is void where prohibited. Void to those on current reading restriction. 

Celebrating 13 Years

Dear Spiritual Friend,

It has truly been ages since my last blog. I guess I'm not a very good blogger, but I will try harder as there is always something going on in my world to talk about and share with you!

As this month comes to an end, so does our month-long celebration of my website's 13th year anniversary. It's hard for me to put together how 13 years has come and went so quickly. I remember at first, I didn’t even want a website. Someone told me at the time 'Well every other psychic has one', and I remember saying 'so what?' I've never felt the need to be like anyone else, I've always been comfortable with my own individual identity.

The past 13 years have sure been memorable. I've had so many good times with so many of my clients over the years, and I'm so very blessed that so many of my clients have become personal friends and warriors of mine. I've also learned some valuable and often heartbreaking life lessons; including how people you think will be with you your entire life through will only take a hike when they no longer need you for anything. These life lessons have made me stronger and have allowed me to cherish the true and real friendships I do have. The true and most accurate identity of my soul family sure has been an eye-opening experience for me over these past few months, but I'm so grateful to the many of you who have always believed in me, supported me and cheered me on. You are the ones who really make this journey worth it! You have made these past 13 years worthwhile in so many ways. I never dreamed when I launched my website that it would propel me into so many of your lives, but I sure am grateful and very thankful that it has. Helping so many of you continues to be my biggest passion and my spiritual mission and universal message has never been stronger.

My new book will be about soulmates, love and relationships. I'm working with a new publisher who has been so kind and patient with me during this process of completing this project. The book will also detail the crossing over process of soulmates and how one soulmate always waits for the other soulmate in Heaven. It's going to be a very profound book, and so much of the material I'm writing about has never been written about before, so I think you'll really love it. The process has been a lot of fun, and I'm about 60% done with the book. I am not pressuring myself with a release date -- I don't have one yet -- it will be done when it's done, simple as that. I have no need to race to put out fires or complete anything. There's nothing like taking your time and doing it the right way, and that's my life's mantra.

A few of you have asked me about touring. I really don't like it! Sure, meeting my followers after the lectures is a wonderful time, but all the traveling and waiting around and lonely hotel nights and strange cities -- that's not for me. The last time I did a lecture tour, it was one of the most depressing periods of my life and I swore I'd never ever do it again. I'm a homebody, and I don't like to be away from home for that long. Touring is very hard; a lot of people don't understand that. I now understand fully why rock stars throw TV's out of hotel windows and other crazy things because it' so lonely on the road with no one around you. Everything's great at the lecture because you are around people, but then the lecture is over, and time to go back to a lonely hotel room. I've passed on many touring opportunities because they didn’t feel right or I just didn’t want to do it. I have no current plans to tour, but if those plans change, you'll be first to know. Don't look for them to change anytime soon, though. I'm very comfortable with the way things are as they are.

As we complete one anniversary, we are about to celebrate two more in April. Dannii and I will be celebrating our 2nd wedding anniversary and we'll also be celebrating 10 YEARS of Conversations with Christopher, and I have a very special contest to share with you later today. I'm giving away tons of readings, gift certificates and more! Don't you hate it when there is a contest and only one winner? Not this time! Over 20 winners will be drawn at random! Good luck to all who participate. Be sure to check my blog later today for a special posting about the contest.

As I close this letter, again, I want to thank you for all you've done to support my spiritual mission and message -- the friendship, the readings, the radio show, the courses, healings and so on. Each connection is special for me, and you all each hold a very special place in my heart.

I hope I make your journey a little exciting along the way, too!

I love you all,

Christopher


Visit Christopher online to book readings, prayer and healing center, and much more at http://www.reburn.org/

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

My New Book! The Reviews Are In! Get Your Copy Today!

CHRISTOPHER's NEW BOOK

'HOLIDAYS IN HEAVEN'

HERE's JUST A FEW OF THE INITIAL REVIEWS OF MY NEW BOOK!

5.0 out of 5 stars As Good As It Gets!!
Christopher Reburn continues to light up the world with his amazing gifts of love and insight.
You will want to share this wonderful book with family and friends


5.0 out of 5 stars 
I wish I had this book years ago
Christopher's amazing book changed my perspective dramatically.


5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully Reassuring
I am a big fan of Christopher Reburn, so I just had to get his book. I found his explanations of the spiritual world to be enlightening & reassuring. From what I know of Mr. Reburn, I believe his message, and his mission, is to help people. Anyone interested in the spiritual side of life would like this book. It would also be very helpful for them if they have experienced the death of a loved one, that continues to cause them grief. Heaven sounds like a rocking good time! I don't think we're in any danger of boredom when we get there! That was very fun to find out!


5.0 out of 5 stars 
Five Stars Loving, calming, assuring.......great gift for anyone!

5.0 out of 5 stars 
Inspiring and touching
A very beautiful and moving book

Explore life on The Other Side with Christopher during the most festive time of the year! Find out what our loved ones do during the holidays, how they connect with us, the signs they send us and so much more! Includes an exercise on how you can connect to a loved one on The Other Side as well as a powerful healing meditation for you to use!

AMAZON TOP 20 DEBUT!

People from all over the world are loving
Christopher's new book, now it's your turn!

GET YOUR COPY NOW FOR $2.99!


I hope that you enjoy my new book!
Love & Thanks from 
Christopher

Thursday, September 11, 2014

More Information About My New Book, 'Holidays in Heaven'

 


Hello Spiritual Friend:

I know it's been awhile since I updated my blog. I always set out to do at least one blog update per month, but unfortunately it never seems to turn out that way. It's been a great summer, though one of the very hottest summers in recent years. I'm looking forward to the cool, fall and winter temperatures that will soon be upon us. Let's not even mention the holidays; they'll be here before we know it. I feel like the last several months have all been holidays while I was putting my new book together.

What an amazing week it's been! My first-ever book Holidays in Heaven was released. While I was initially unsure how it would go, Dannii kept telling me 'Believe, just believe'. And I did believe, but being the 'non-online' person I am, I was still unsure. You see, I dont own a Kindle, I dont own a Tablet, and my laptop is about 10 years old. Whenever I want a new book, I'll usually order it online and it will arrive at my front door within a week and that's that. I've actually never even ordered a Kindle book before, so I wasn't sure how my first Kindle book would go, and if that many people would be interested in it to begin with.

Well, friends -- was I ever wrong! In its first week of release, Holidays in Heaven sold over 2,000 copies. I had hoped maybe a few hundred, but a couple thousand? I was both shocked and amazed, but most of all, very blessed. Oh, and did I mention that my book debuted in the Top 20 of all Amazon Kindle books? After months and months of hard work, I think I deserve at least 5 full seconds of bragging rights :-)

I have my reasons why I decided to have my book on Kindle. Since my life is an open book, I have no issue sharing with you the precise reasons why. I was approached by two publishers -- including one major publisher whose name you'd recognize. I met with both publishers and listened to what they had to say. I was turned off almost immediately when they both spoke of how 'we could sell a million copies and turn you into a star...just like (name withheld)!' They kept mentioning a particular psychic who is currently having their moment of fame and spotlight. Again and again they would mention this person's name, and how 'you can be just like (that person)'. Early on I knew that these publishers didn't care about me, but instead they where more interested in selling a million copies and turning me into someone who I was not born to be. Nothing they said remotely connected with me, who I am or the spiritual journey that I lead. It would seem that I am part of a now rare breed of lightworkers who do not crave fame or fortune for helping others. I turned away a decent advance and declined both publishers. I was told by a few people that this was a bad decision on my part, but I didn't care. I know who I am, and I know who I am not, and I'm not changing who I am just because of what other people think or say, or by someone throwing a chunk of money in my face. I'm proud of my decision to produce my books organically without the controlling force of a publisher or cutting down trees, and I stand behind it 150%. I know I made the right decision. I don't think I really need a publisher, as I don't care about selling a million copies of my books. If only one person reads my book and it helps them -- that is what I call SUCCESS!!

There were a couple of people disappointed that my book is not a hardcover or paperback book, and we expected that. Like with any thing in life, there will always be the disappointed. But those couple of people, like myself, will need to bounce with the times and understand that 80% of people no longer go to bookstores to buy actual books, and instead it's really an online marketplace for books these days, and Kindle books are, have been and will continue to be where most of the world goes to get their books. Why cut down trees or use other resources when most people spend a good portion of their time on their Smartphone, tablet, Kindle or computer. I'm proud of my decision to 'go green' and go Kindle, and I don't regret the decision one iota.

There have been a few questions regarding how you can read my book. Well, friends anybody can read my book—even without a Kindle device—with the 
FREE Kindle app for Smartphone's, tablets and computers. That's right! You can also read my book on your Smartphone, Tablet or your computer! :-) Go to this link to learn more! https://www.amazon.com/gp/digital/fiona/kcp-landing-page?ie=UTF8

This book would have never been released if it hadn't been for my husband and soulmate Dannii, who has never stopped believing in me every step of the journey. He worked many, many hours in helping me get the book just about perfect. He also gave me the confidence to start writing again. It's because of his constant persistence and his endearing confidence in me as a professional author that I released the book. If it weren't for Dannii, Holidays in Heaven would not have been released.  

I wrote the book based on my own experience of losing my Grandfather during the 2008 holiday season on Christmas morning. Losing a loved one at any time of the year is difficult, so I really wanted to put out a book that dealt with loss, grief and the ultimate celebration of life, and what our loved ones do on The Other Side during the holidays and other festive times of the year, how they communicate with us, the signs they send, and how they celebrate the traditional holiday season. I even include a healing meditation for you to try, as well as an exercise that can teach you how to connect with loved ones on The Other Side. The book was a labor of love from the very beginning, and I felt my beloved Grandfather's energies within me and around me at all stages of writing the book. I know he's proud of me for taking an extra leap of faith and writing this book in his honor, and in his memory.

The reviews have been truly humbling and positive: 'Love heals all', 'Beautiful work', 'The Best Gift for the Holidays', 'Beautiful Experience', 'Five Stars', 'Loving, Calming, Assuring' are just some of the awesome words that those who have read the book have reviewed it and described it as. I'm truly delighted that the book has created such a strong buzz within the spiritual community, and for the wonderful support and feedback I've received.

I hope you'll get a copy of my Holidays in Heaven book and let me know what you think as well. I'm really proud of this book, and I look forward and am quite excited about some future books I'm already working on, including a book about soulmates as well as a book about past lives.

Get a copy of my Holidays in Heaven book today for $2.99 at this link http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NAGQ4U6

Special thanks to my clients, friends, family and loved ones who always have faith in me and continue to send me strength, prayers and love each day as I send back to each of you.

With Love, Peace, Gratitude & Forever Thanks,


Christopher


Thursday, August 7, 2014

A BOOK YOU JUST HAVE TO READ! 'Memoirs of a Hearing Impaired Ghost Researcher' by Susan Ray-Miranda



Dear Friends,

Every so often I read a book that really inspires me, that was the case with my friend Susan Ray-Miranda's first-ever book which was just released. It's called 'Huh? What? A Ghost? Where? Memoirs of a Hearing Impaired Ghost Researcher'. If you are a paranormal and spiritual enthusiast, you'll really love Susan's new book. I've read it front to back six times now and it truly is one of those special books that draws you in. Susan is incredibly special and the Spirits just ADORE her! You can get a copy of her new book on Amazon by visiting this link http://www.amazon.com/Huh-What-A-Ghost-Where/dp/1500145351

While I would have loved to have had Susan as a featured guest on my wonderful radio show (Conversations with Christopher), we felt that under the circumstances a written interview would be best. I hope you enjoy the following interview I did with Susan, and that you are moved enough to invest your time in getting a copy of her book. Her book is both educational, exciting and inspirational. 

With Blessings, Peace & Love,

Christopher Reburn
Spiritual Teacher, Psychic, Lightworker

My interview with Susan
Christopher Reburn:
First, let me say what a privilege it was to do the foreword for your new book, Huh? What? A Ghost? Where? Memoirs of a Hearing Impaired Ghost Researcher. It is a truly fascinating book.
Susan Ray-Miranda: Thank you so much, Christopher!  It was such an honor to have you do the foreword for my book.   Writing the book  wasn’t easy for me.  Took 3 long years to complete the book.  It has always been difficult for me to put down in words what I have in mind.  I could not have done this without my husband, Richie’s and my daughter, Adriane’s love and loyal support, my niece, Becky for her wonderful editing and my beloved sister, Coke’s final and loving nudge. 

Christopher Reburn: What was your reason writing and publishing this book now?
Susan Ray-Miranda: I wanted to share my life experiences and let readers know that there truly is an Afterlife, that the Spirit World does exist and that ghosts, spirits, Light Beings, orbs are all around us 24/7.  It is okay to be skeptic….you just need to have an open mind.
You know, Christopher,  I have had people come up to me and tell me that they don’t believe in ghosts which is fine with me.  But, before they go any further, I will ask them 3 questions:  (1)  Do you believe in God?  Response:  “yes”;  (2)  Do you believe in Jesus Christ?  Response:  “yes”;  (3)  Do you believe in the Holy Ghost?  Response:  “yes”.  I would then look at them and replied “Well then, you DO believe in ghosts!”.  They would look at me with a puzzled look on their face and I would walk away shaking my head and chuckle at the irony of their responses.

CR: Was it hard for you on an emotional level to recount some of the harder details of your life, for example the bullying you endured and the loss of your sister?
SRM: Yes, it was but I have come to understand that it was my destiny to experience these life struggles, to learn from them, be a better person for it and to help me grow on my spiritual path.  It was this knowledge that gave me strength.  My sister’s death really hits home for my family because all of my other brothers and sister, including spouses and their children are still around as well as my parents who are in their late 80’s.  I do know in my heart and soul that my sister is around me and even helped me with my book.  She has already visited me in my dream, letting me know with a smile on her face that she’s happy and at peace now and watching over me and my family. 

CR: It sure feels like your sister helped you in putting the book together. Did you feel her around you alot during the process of writing the book?  It seems like she was an inspiration for you to write and finish the book.
SRM: Yes, I did and still do feel my sister’s spirit around me.  Right after she passed, I actually felt a powerful urge to finish my book.  I would work on my book for awhile, put it down for awhile, work on it again for awhile, then put it back down for awhile.  This would go on for 3 years until my sister passed when I got a feeling of “you really need to finish this book!”  I really believe that it was my sister giving me a final nudge.

CR: When did you discover your fascination with the paranormal?
SRM: I was very interested in ghosts, spirits and things that goes bump into the night since I was a small child.  I loved Casper the Friendly Ghost and especially his mischievious cousin, Spooky who I thought were real ghosts until my sister, Coke explained to me that they were just make-believe, like Santa Claus….I was such a young and na├»ve child with quite an imagination.  Obviously, it did not stop me from believing in real ghosts though.  My fascination with the paranormal became even more powerful when I visited the “Tunnel” during my surgery at the age of 6.

CR: Share with us what your first paranormal experience was like?
SRM: My first paranormal experience occurred at the Lamothe Hotel in New Orleans when the chandelier in Adriane’s bedroom started swinging back and forth while the other chandelier in the connecting bedroom remained still.  This was the day after Adriane and her friend, A.J. experienced the sensation of someone jumping on their beds for two nights.  Turned out that the suite was haunted!

CR: Would you share with us your scariest paranormal experience?
SRM: My scariest paranormal experience occurred at Brookdale Lodge during the night in May of 2001 when a ghost ran right through me during a dream.  It was the most startling and unpleasant feeling of being violated and actually knocked the breath out of me.  I can still remember the feeling to this day!  Ugh!

CR: Where do you long to go to paranormal investigate and research next?
SRM: There are so many places in the United States that I would like to investigate and research but I would especially love to visit England where ghosts are known to rampant in castles, pubs, etc.  I would even love to spend a few nights in a haunted castle and I heard that there are many that have been converted to bed and breakfast inns.  My husband and daughter have already told me that they will come with me to investigate, so I have to get busy saving money! 

CR: Is there a particular abandoned hospital or building that you want to go to?
SRM: Again, there are many that I would like to investigate.  I would like to check out the famed Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio which served  as the fictional Shawshank Prison of the movie “Shawshank Redemption” with Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins.  This reformatory is considered one of the most haunted places in the country.

CR: What do you want your readers to take away from reading this book?
SRM: I hope to leave the readers with more interest in things that goes bump in the night and things that cannot be explained away.  Hopefully, they will open their mind and check out their curiosities.

CR: This book is truly amazing on so many levels, and your connection to the Spirit World is incredibly strong and powerful in its own right. I have a funny feeling that this first book is the first of many to come.  Do you care to tease us with some information about your next book?
SRM: If I do write another book, most likely it will be a journal of my future paranormal experiences.   Who knows?  As the saying goes “Never say Never!” 

CR: Thank you Susan for a wonderful book and I just know that it's already helped so many people. Thank you for being you. You are incredibly special to all of us.
SRM: Thank you for the kind words and for giving me the opportunity to share my stories and events.  I would also like to thank the readers showing interest in my true-life stories and purchasing my book.  I love you all with much hugs and God Bless!