This past weekend I was down in Raleigh for the Body Mind Spirit Expo, and I decided I’d share my experience with you. I was lucky enough to be able to go with my best friends, and let me tell you, it’s so much better to go through things like we went through together!
As we started off our day early Saturday morning, we all had the equal feeling that the weekend was going to change us, but none of knew how. I had been dreaming about the weekend for a month now, and when I say dreaming, I mean literally seeing visions of what was going to unfold for us. But as you well know, that is all up to the universe and it may not play out exactly as I’d like it too. We began talking, and talked all the way there, breaking out in loud out singing of familiar choruses we all knew the words too. The vibration in the car was energetic, and I knew then, I was in for something special.
We pulled up to the North Carolina fair grounds and immediately busted out laughing when we realized the Gun Show (literal) was across the street from our Body, Mind, Spirit expo. Irony, eh? We parked the car, stretched our legs, refreshed our makeup, and got to walking. I could feel my heart beating out of my chest – and I knew that was because I was walking into something I wasn’t prepared for – facing myself and some HUGE pieces of my heart that needed immediate healing.
When we got our tickets, and walked in, we stood there in pure shock. I don’t think any of us expected it to be so dang large. We looked at the directory of lectures, presenters, and exhibitors, and tried to get a game plan of where the heck we were going to go. We walked up and down the isles just amped on all the vendors. My first purchase was a beautiful tree of life necklace made of amethyst, I just couldn’t help myself! It was so beautiful, and felt so wonderful. We were going to the back, and we came across a vendor that got our attention. A gentleman at a FusionPro table asked Morgan to try something. He had her stand on one leg, and put her arms out. He pushed down on her right arm, and she lost her balance and swayed to the side. Then he put a bracelet on her left arm, and repeated the exercise, but to our surprise the second time she didn’t move. You’ve got to be kidding me! We ALL had to try it. We thought it was bullsh*t. But turns out, we all felt intense energy from the bracelet, and each of us felt called to get one. I guess the bracelet blocks out some unhealthy energy waves. Monica, being the incredibly blunt person she is, asked, “If your a Medium, does it block out Spirit waves?” He replied, who’s a Medium here? I raised my hand, and he said, “NO! Quite the opposite, it will clear it up and balance you!” I still wanted to call Bullsh*t, so he had me feel the energy around the bracelet in my hand. He then asked when was the last time I had energy work done. He offered to do a quick chakra cleansing. That sold me. Because to be honest I really needed that protection energy in that moment. You have no idea the kind of energy I was up against, and with the bracelet and the clearing, I felt better.
When we had finally skimmed through the isles, we decided to take a break and go get food and check into the hotel. We were just overwhelmed, so many people, so much energy, and so many things that we wanted to do. The hotel was something of a freakin’ dream. We checked in, and in pure bliss took a few minutes to refresh ourselves and of course take Instagram pictures 😉 We went to get food, and wound up at some college bar. We were heading towards Pita Pit, and the GPS took us to the address of East Coast Grill. We all ordered hummus veggie wraps and got the heck out of there. It was an experience, I’ll tell you that!
Walking back in the second time around was purely refreshing. There were half the amount of people there, and I felt so much better. We headed straight to the 2pm lecture on Femininity. We didn’t get much from the lecture because we were so late, but the one thing that we did here that impacted our weekend was the presenter saying, “Notice what you over hear. There is a reason that you’re hearing it, and it’s probably about you.” We started to talk about it after, and that is so true. Do you ever randomly hear something and wonder when you started listening? And why? Spirit is nudging us to pay attention. We followed that lecture with a Past Life Regression presenter, Carolyn Sheenan.
None of us were really sure what to expect, but holy snap, we didn’t expect to hear what we did. We were all deeply inspired by Carolyn as a person, her presence was illumination. As she was talking about her experience doing past life regressions and working in hypnosis, we all started to feel energetically drawn to her. We wanted to know more about our past lives, we wanted to go
deeper. So after her presentation, we walked over to her booth and chatted with her. Her personality was so relatable, and we deeply enjoyed talking to her. We bought her past life meditation and we were so excited to do it.
We ended our night at the expo picking P.E. Calvert’s brain. She was presenting on writing your metaphysical novel. She was REAL, RAW, and she answered so many questions of ours. Ashley and I are both authors, so it was very cool to be able to talk to someone so successful in the industry!
As we were leaving, we were talking about everything we just experienced. We were all really excited to the Past Life Meditation from Carolyn. We looked up how much it would be to go get a CD player from Target and decided that it would be better to save our money. So we drove back to the hotel, parked in the parking lot, and popped that baby in. Yes, we did a past life regression meditation in the car… in a hotel parking lot… because we’re that COOL! I don’t really know how to explain what happened next, because we all had drastically different experiences. But I will tell you, it was NOT uneventful. Put it this way, we couldn’t wait to wake up the next day and go see Carolyn and tell her about our experiences!
So we went to dinner, and called it a night. Monica passed out, she was exhausted. Ashley and I stayed up talking til midnight, and then fell asleep. Morgan was wide awake, and couldn’t sleep at all. I had extremely vivid dreams about everything that was going to happen to me tomorrow. I had to face something that I don’t think I am fully ready to let go of, and I knew Spirit was going to put in the position to deal with it multiple times. Ashley + Monica said they didn’t dream, and slept fine. Morgan on the other hand, was up seeing spirit in the form of colors, worrying about someone getting into the hotel room, and journaling. We were going to find out the next day what that experience truly meant.
The next morning, we woke up, put our pretty faces on, and went to Whole Foods for breakfast. Ashley and I are obsessed with whole foods, so it was definitely a must to go see the ones they had in Raliegh – and they were legit. I even got free herbal energy immune support shots. And they tasted horrible, but everything else was amazing. We had such good laughs, good talks, and we were ready to tackle the day – or so I thought.
We walked back into the expo, guns a blazin’. (get it, cause there was the gun show across the street?) We started off walking through everything again, just feeling the energy of today. It was
much better because there were less people. We then went to the first lecture, entitled “You’re Not Crazy, You’re Just Psychic.” Freakin’ perf! We sat down and instantly got a great feeling from the presenter. Her name was Sharon Sampsel. We started to do these exercises where she threw out emotions at us, and we were supposed to see the colors. We were all having our own experiences, and thats when it all clicked for Morgan. She realized that last night, she’d been so open to receive, that she spent her night doing exactly that. Sharon continued to say that we are all going to have our own experiences, and that’s what makes us unique. I felt more and more connected to her when she said, “It drives me crazy when other Mediums say “No THIS is how its done, and anything else is wrong.” THAT is wrong, we’re all different.” I was like, preach girl! PREACH! It was so cool to meet a psychic with a similar thought process about that. If only she was my first class – I would have had a much different opening process, LOL! We loved it.
We went down to her booth to thank her, and get all ready for the next lecturer, Tina the Firewolf. Yeah. That’s real, and right. NONE of us knew what we were expecting, but we all felt called to be there. The title was from Chaos to Love. And we were surrounded by chaos, and needed LOVE. When Tina took the stage, we were all struck by her beauty. As she began talking, we were captivated. She pulled us in with her authoritative, yet graceful presence talking about being your authentic selves. She was talking about how we all have these experiences where we let someone ‘peck’ all over us, and rarely get out what we need to say. Hell, I had JUST had that experience in the bathroom not even 5 minutes before this lecture started. I jumped in to every word she said. She encouraged us to release that fear and just be “compassionately real” as she called it. I loved that. She then started to drum, and she asked that we be loud and do the first thing that comes to us. The gentleman behind us started to sigh heavily, the lady next to him started to sing, and the only thing I could think to do was go “Meow”. Yeah, literally. WTF was going on in my head! I was too embarrassed to just randomly go meow when it was such a Spiritually healing moment for these other people. So I sat back and hummed. Then she started to sing, and in that moment the energy completely changed, EVERYONE burst out into song. You could feel the electricity rising. My body couldn’t handle it. I just wanted to burst out into a chorus of Meows, but I settled for a nice melody. (please judge me, I know I’m weird AF). When we were done, we should have just ended the expo there, because we couldn’t have gotten any higher than that.
We went to the back to attend the next lecture, and to be honest, I don’t even remember what it was. We sat down in silence, completely hot and bothered, and she said, Now we’re going to OM. I guess my body was just resisting since we had just come from Tina who said, “We are NOT going to OM, there is enough people OMING. BE YOU.” I just felt different, so I got myself up, and walked out. Why? Well, I had to go face my past of course. I walked outside, and there it was. Sitting there. So naturally, I avoided the shit out of it, and called a friend. I texted the girls I needed some water – and instead of spending $5 dollars on an aquifina, we walked to the car and got our drinks from whole foods. We just sat there and talked about Tina. We were just changed by her. We decided to go in one last time, get Tina’s book and a crystal for Ashley’s sister, and be on our way home.
As if it was going to be that easy! We walked in, and went to Tina. Ashley and I spent a while with her, talking about bringing her here to VA BEACH (I know – wouldn’t you guys freaking love that!) We were just struck by how real, wonderful, and compassionate she was. *She does energy healing, and self empowerment sessions – look her up. * We bought the book, and Ralph (her buddy) gave us like 5 bumperstickers. I have to manifest my jeep – but once I do those babies will be ALL over my car! Monica and Morgan found Sage and stones for their family. I had to walk to the back again, I felt called to. And that’s when I lost it. Facing something isn’t easy, but I will tell you it’s better to face it with your best friends then by yourself. I think at this point, I was just spiritually drained, and I couldn’t deal with dealing anymore. So we all decided to call it a day, because I think energetically we were all done. And me, Well, I faced my past. Yeah – I know this is super vague and stuff. But all that PAST talk is for a different blog post.
We got in the car and read Tina’s book. We talked for hours about past life regression, changes, people, how people effect us, energy vampires, hitch hiking Spirits, Tina, Tina, and TINA, and overall we all left that expo different people than we were before.
If you haven’t been to something like that – I recommend it. Not just to spend money on pretty stones, but because there is SO MUCH information out there and an Expo puts a lot of it in one place. It was genuinely a soul growth weekend with my soul group. And I couldn’t be more blessed.