At some level, we’ve all had experiences or signs where we have connected to our deceased loved ones. Whether it was from a gentle touch to lights flickering or seeing numbers in patterns, and even having a bird or an animal join you - we’ve all experienced something.
In this article, I would like to share my story of how I connected with my Nonno when he passed so that it might be able to help you on your journey. I know that this is a delicate subject for many of us, but that’s why this article is so important.
Remember, we are all energy beings, and energy can not be destroyed.
When my Nonno passed, he lived in Canada, and I was far away in Los Angeles. He had been diagnosed with cancer and was fighting it for a few years. I tried to visit as often as I could, each time hoping it wasn’t the last. But then I got the phone call; he was going. I couldn’t get there fast enough. I remember feeling helpless and not knowing what to do.
Then I heard the phone ring again, and I knew it was too late. I felt my body go limp. I sat in front of my fireplace, closed my eyes, and used every gift, every ritual, every guide to help me find my Nonno on the other side. I flew around in the darkness like a panicked mother looking for her lost child in a crowded mall. I needed to find him, and I wasn’t giving up. Instead, I focused on building up my energy - my frequency - to connect to this new realm that he was in.
It was all happening so fast, but somehow, I felt like I knew what I was doing. I could even sense other beings around me, but I just kept going. I held his image close to my heart, and I called for him within my mind.
Nonno!! , I yelled, his name.
Nonno Pasquale where are you?
I kept flying faster and harder. That’s the only way I can describe it.
I didn’t get to say goodbye, I thought… I love you so much
Where are you? I yelled again.
And then, just like that, I felt him; his presence was loud and clear and all around me. I burst out into tears. It was like the first time he picked me up from kindergarten. I was so relieved that I had found him.
“I found you!” I thought. “I found you.”
I hugged him in my mind’s eye. I had the urge to run to my stereo, and I started to play a Pavarotti song that he loved. I got up and danced with him in my arms. I laughed at the fact that he finally came to LA and visited me. It was truly magnificent.
As I enjoyed dancing with him with giant tears in my eyes, I could feel it was time for him to leave. So I asked him if he could leave me a sign that this happened, and I didn’t just make it up. Well, the next day, on the same spot where we were dancing, it looked like someone had just poured a glass of red wine all over my wooden floor.
My Nonno loved his wine.
I ran upstairs to ask my husband if he had spilled anything on the floor.
“Nothing,” he said.
As I bolted back across our hallway, about ten birds started smacking against the windows. I admit. I was freaking out, and I wanted to know where the spillage came from. But, unfortunately, my husband was still asleep and knew nothing about it. So I grabbed my pillow and squeezed it, thanking my Nonno for visiting me and leaving an unequivocal message.
Don't feel like reading the whole blog? Watch my video on how I connected with my Nonna after he had passed.
For some reason, this cosmic jump that I had done opened me up to all kinds of doorways. My psychic gifts took off after that. I began to read others’ minds, but it seemed more like channeling now.
I could read the energy around people.
I could tell if I picked up an energetic hitchhiker.
The energy was seriously off the charts for me. Slowly, I visualized myself closing windows to these different realms when I didn’t want to be as open as I was. This experience had really opened my eyes and third eye to so many possibilities.
I wanted to share this story to let you know that your loved ones are close by.
I would love to hear your story or experience with a deceased loved one in the comments. And if you would like to try and connect with a deceased loved one, I put together a guided meditation for my mystical members to help you through the process.
Remember, you are a light being, having a human experience.
Until next time, I’m Marisa Grieco: Your Mystical Guide.
Recap on how I connected to my Nonno
Let’s talk about channeling.
For me, I realized I had begun channeling years ago when I was working with a friend. Understand that channeling is not that thing you see in the movies where someone gets possessed by an entity and starts climbing the walls. Believe me, I’ve tried.
It’s not like that at all.
For me, when a friend and I were discussing a problem that he or she had, I would pause, take a deep breath, release any tension, and then I would begin sharing what I was thinking about their issue.
I thought it was all me.
My energy was calm and caring, but the minute they interrupted me and started talking, I would suddenly come out of my trance. The weird part was, I couldn't repeat what I had just told my friend. It was like I forgot what I had said.
That was always awkward for me. I used to think,
“How can I forget something so fast?”
“What’s wrong with me?”
But now, after all this work, I realize that the information came through me for my friend. The message wasn’t meant for me, that’s why I couldn’t remember it.
I believe this is where the saying, “just get out of your own way” comes into play. Not that I had a choice. I don’t let my logical mind fight it. I set my ego aside and channel the information. Whether it’s your higher self coming through, or a spiritual guide, or angel, or whatever you want to label it; don't have it go through the logical limited mind and just open up the floodgates to let the good come through.
When we are open like this, we can download such amazing information.
But how do you know if it’s your logical mind or something else?
This is where discernment comes in. You may want to unlock this superpower so badly, but you have to be honest with yourself and know when your ego is talking.
One way that I can tell when my advice is coming from my limited mind, or my ego, is when the information gets filtered through all my old programs. Or, the information feels bumpy, forced, and slow. It kind of feels like it’s not coming from a clear place.
For example, if you have a friend that wants relationship advice but she goes to a friend that is constantly in bad relationships, then the advice she receives will be very different from someone that has been in a long-term, loving relationship. In fact, both friends, if they don’t step aside from their ego, can taint the information as they filter it through their own experiences.
As with everything I do on this site and my channel, it’s all about gaining awareness. Awareness of what you're already doing but may not understand it. With this awareness, you can start to own and use your own gifts. There is nothing to fear here, we’re just turning the lights on.
So what the heck is channeling?
The art of channeling has been used since ancient times. There are stories of shamans, witches, oracles, connecting to higher levels of energy. But really, anyone can channel, and I’m going to show you how.
Channeling is about opening yourself, your mind, and your heart up to higher levels of energy to let it convey through you.
Before you start channeling, let me share how I discovered what channeling truly is and some tips that helped me get better at it.
Watch the video instead of reading the blog if you like!
It’s not to be confused with mediumship. With mediumship, you’re acting as more of a translator and you often don’t let them take over your body. It’s more like you're an interpreter - whereas when you’re channeling, you’re allowing an energetic being to take over your body. It’s kind of like you move to the side and let them take center stage.
Remember, it’s your body so you are always in charge of who can come in and how long they can stay.
Some of these beings can be spirits, angels, archangels, even a guide. Now, discernment is important once again. So, if it doesn't feel good to you, you don’t have to let it in. Just like you wouldn’t let a creepy stranger into your house, you don’t have to let them in your body. The power is always within you.
Channeling. This is not a sex-ed class.
Slowly raise your frequency and meet with the vibrations of the spirit, angel, or whichever higher being that you sense. When that link is made, you may try channeling!
Easy, huh? 😉
Wait there’s more.
You might allow this being to speak through you or you may convey what you are witnessing. You might experience automatic writing or drawing. Maybe this being wants to play an instrument or dance. It really depends on what you're comfortable with.
The cool thing for me is that I get to experience something new. It’s like looking at life with a new pair of glasses on, helping to take you out of that automatic one way of being.
Next is Trance channeling, but I’ll save that for another blog and video for my mystical members. IF you want to dive deeper into this them become a member, you won’t regret it. I guarantee it!
So these are just some suggestions to get you started with channeling. It’s exactly how I did it.
Remember, to be patient with yourself and have fun. You want to keep your energy bright and light. You may actually learn that you’ve been channeling energies all along. Whether that’s while you're at work, or in difficult situations, coming up with ideas, maybe creativity just flows through you, like writing music. Again, there is nothing to fear. You're just waking up to what’s already happening, and giving you the awareness to say no to a lower frequency.
And remember, you are not your body, you are not your emotions, you are light!
Until next time,
I’m Marisa Grieco Your Mystical Guide