January 22nd, 2008
Over the weekend, the Connection Beyond team took a trip to our nation’s capitol for our first private group gallery in the area. I wasn’t sure what to expect, since there is a different energy in every state. For instance, the energy of a group in Pennsylvania is usually a lot different from a group in New York.
I have to say I was quite surprised by how relaxing it was to do a home gallery in VA right outside of D.C. The setting was beautiful, and people were very open and receptive. The experience was a bit different from what I am used to in the tri-state area. We’re a little tough up here in the North! I think it also helped that most of the group was immediate family, because everyone was able to benefit from those who came through.
I was amazed by a lot of the messages. They weren’t the usual “relative who passed of an illness wanting to deal with some unfinished business regarding real estate, wills, etc.”. There seemed to be a lot of closure for some guests, as well as a past life revelation for a woman who had a very strong connection to religious figures back in the early 1900’s. It was an incredible experience for everyone involved, including me. I had never experienced messages of such magnitude.
The spiritual energy in the room was amazing. There was also a spirit of an older woman there who was a bit humorous. She kept looking at the stove saying, “I’ve never seen anything like this before in my life.” Stoves were very different when she was alive. I think she really wanted to try it out!
In addition to the gallery, we were able to do some sightseeing. Since I was already tuned in, I thought it would be a good idea to visit the Arlington National Cemetary to see what I picked up. I saw the site on T.V. so many times, but couldn’t believe how vast it was. They told us that there were over 300,000 military graves there. There were also a lot of tourists, but to my surprise everyone was very respectful and silent.
We immediately went to J.F.K’s gravesite. It was a powerful energy, and as I moved over in front of Jackie O’s gravesite, I felt a wave of extreme sadness come over me, and felt that if I stood there, tears would run down my face. It was overwhelming. The view overlooking the city, and the engraved speeches were beautiful. However, the powerful feeling was also haunting. It didn’t feel peaceful.
On our second stop, we took a tour of the Robert E. Lee/ Arlington House, which is also located on the cemetery grounds. According to the tour guide, both Robert and his wife were evicted due to the war and unpaid property taxes, and the house became military property. Because the Arlington House is now under restoration, there is no furniture at the site. There are only pictures in the rooms of what the furniture looked like. It is in storage right now and won’t be returning until 2010.
I must say that I expected to feel some sort of energy in the home considering how much happened there, but the energy was very stagnant. There wasn’t even any energetic impressions. It just felt like an old structure with no furniture. It was a very cold, neutral feeling. I suspect because the Lee’s had to move so quickly, they probably released their energetic attachment to the home when they moved on. After that, it went through several renovations and people residing there. I felt no spiritual energy there.
We then proceeded to The Tomb of The Unknown Soldiers. We watched the changing of the guard and school children donate a wreath. I had a sense that the spirits who are associated with the tombs are very honored to be part of ceremony. It was a much different feeling than the one I felt at the J.F.K. site.
On the same day, we visited the National Archives, which house the original Constitution, Declaration of Independence and Bill Of Rights. I couldn’t believe I was looking at the original documents. The parchment was wearing and much of the handwriting was fading, but the impact of being able to see the original written documents was intense.
I wasn’t really a fan of the huge crowds. It was hard to have the time to actually let the experience sink in, because so many people wanted to view them. The lines were long, and there were masses of people moving through the building.
In all, I had a wonderful experience in D.C. and can’t wait to go back!