Wednesday, June 6, 2012

When It Gets Better...And It Will.

I thought my life was over at twenty one, seriously. Over. I mean gut-wrenching, scared shitless, no hope, over. 

Those were some of the darkest times in my life, and we all have them; we’ve all been there, in the hole, with a tight lid with no seemingly way out.  Your heart was just ripped out; a dear loved one just arrived in Heaven, your favorite pet just passed, after forty years at the same company you just lost your job and your "security", or maybe a relationship has run it's course. We've all been there; I have, too. When you couldn’t eat, when you couldn’t sleep, when you couldn’t breathe right, much less get out of your own way or stopping pounding on the walls asking ‘WHY?!’

You see there was a day when I couldn’t get off the couch, when my family & friends had to hand feed me, pour me drinks of Gatorade, encouraging me to take just a few sips to nourish my body, in those first few minutes, hours, days and months since my younger & only brother Sean passed in a tragic, unexpected accident. When I had to stare at the police when they told me my brother had “died." Yet, I came to learn in the years after his passing, through much soul-searching, many tears, some anger, resentment, and huge anxiety & paralyzing fear, that death is not real. It doesn’t exist. Period. You see, you were actually taught wrong. Death is simply an illusion, not merely the end.

The good news is that it gets better. It really does. I'm living proof of this little miracle, the illuminating rainbow in the heavy storm. It has been said that before every breakthrough, may come a breakdown, and my momma simply calls it a break. I thought my brother would miss everything in our lives, when in fact, he hasn't missed a thing. He didn't die. Nobody ever dies. What a silly thought. We just go on; we become more magnificent and free, happy, safe, eternal, and all-encompassing love beings. When I got married, you bet he was there in Spirit for all of us- in the form of a beautiful double rainbow, just as we exited the church doors. "You're here," I thought. And damn, that felt so good to know he was with us - and that he will continue to be with us, just as your loved ones will. Sure, there may be some challenging moments, trust they will pass.

You're not going to feel like "this" your entire life. Just do it minute by minute, or rather, second by second. I promise you can make it through this, while still allowing yourself to experience peace and joy again. Our loved ones want us to experience this. In fact, they are experiencing it with you, cheering you on to live your very best life possible! What does this look like for you? Will you allow yourself permission to experience this gift now? I so hope you will; I promise this will only help to strengthen your eternal bond with everyone you love, both here and there.

Blissfully Believing In You,
Anastassia Grace

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Guest Post: Necole Stephens - A Life Celebration ♥

Yesterday was the Second Angelversary for my son, Zachary. Our closest friends and family gathered for a beautiful Dove Release in honor of him. We had perfect weather and strong winds at exacty the right moments. We could all feel Zachary’s presence around us. Words cannot convey our gratitude for all of the love we felt for Zachary. Zachary’s classmates each shared a treasured memory they had of Zach. The words spoken about Zachary are a true testament of the legacy Zachary has left imprinted on so many …Zachary’s infectious smile, his belly laugh, his genuineness, Zachary’s kindness, his silliness, his loyalty and most of all, his compassion for all. These profound words spoken by all of his friends truly touched my soul and I know the souls of so many others. I had tears of sorrow and tears for feeling so blessed.♥ Zachary has a remarkable group of friends. Today they joined together and My Angel was wrapping his wings around each of us.

A friend of mine who is a photographer took photos and captured some amazing orbs!
The last sentence of my speeach was “Zachary, may you continue to soar high in the open skies!” …and he is ♥

Last night my son Christopher slept over his friend’s Brandon’s house after the gathering. This morning I woke to a text from my son, a text from Brandon and a text from Brandon’s mom – all three had sent me a photo, saying “Look at the top right corner of shed!”…..there is a dove!!!! ♥♥♥ Love it!! (and love that they all were so excited about it!)

Michelle had this to share:

“I was truly amazed – I have been here 15 years and I have never seen a dove at my house. I told Chris and Brandon too look out the window so they could see. I was very excited and made me think of how special and amazing your family is. I am glad Chris stayed over I don’t think we would of seen the dove if he hadn’t.”

Zachary, We will never think of you as gone but rather that you have carried on doing the things you were meant to do. We love you and miss eternally. May you continue to soar through the open skies.

Thank you for a special day. I am so grateful Zachary chose me as his mom.

Angel Kisses,

Necole Stephens is a Spirit Medium and certified Reiki Master. Necole teaches meditation/Intuitive Development classes. Necole is the founder of a non profit 501(c)3 organization in loving memory of her son, Zachary. To schedule a Private Session or for Necole's upcoming Events, Please visit or email Necole at: Follow Necole on Facebook @

“I know firsthand how painful grief is. Communication with our loved one is always available for us to experience. We just have to have an open heart and an open mind. Embrace what is before us and know there is so much more out there. Our loved ones never truly leave us and want us to know they are ok. They also want us to be ok. They will always be there when we need them... to continuously love us, send us special messages, guide us, and help us through our very own journey." ~ Necole

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Hey, Soul Sisters!

My best friend & I were sitting on her couch sipping our Starbucks. We always say how lucky we are that we have each other as sisters.

We had lost touch since college, over seven (gasp!)years ago. I guess the Universe wanted us back together. I couldn't agree more. I looked Jen up seven years later..and all I found was an author in LA with some old email from years ago. I figured, hey, what the heck & wrote. Imagine my shock when she wrote back - it was her. It was my sister of my soul and she back in Massachusetts: perfect! Dear Universe, thank you, thank you, thank you!

A soul sister just gets you. She's there for you through thick & thin. Every girl deserves great soul sisters. And so it began that day from the couch, two best friends, a yoga master & meditation guru & a Spirit Medium, created Soul Sister Retreats.

Ladies, mark your calendars! Join us November 13th at the one & only Chatham Bars Inn Luxury Resort & Spa on beautiful Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Find support & lasting friendships with like-minded women. Move beyond what's been holding you back in a healing environment. Leave with a feeling of hope & newfound peace.

It's going to be an amazing day. One your going to remember forever. Enjoy Beachside Yoga, Intuitive Development, Gourmet Cuisine, Spirit Medium Messages From Heaven, Guided Meditation & so much more!

Come early & enjoy the seaside tranquil elegance with your Soul Sisters (optional) and enjoy over 50% off room rates! Yes, you just read that right. You're welcome ;)

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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Uplifting "Connections"

Just got in from my Heaven Sent group reading event tonight. I knew this was going to be an extraordinarily good one: primarily because I didn't sleep a wink last night. I was up at 3AM, the prime time hour to connect with the "other" side (eating cheerios and watching the premiere of "Up All Night" with Christina Applegate & it was pretty good.)

The few moments of sleep I did get, I was dreaming of loved ones on the other side of those who were going to be in attendance tonight. Boy, did they show up, accurate as ever.

I arrived early to meditate. Two minutes before start time, there was a knock. Knock, knock, knock...''s your best friend, anxiety!' Oh, lovely. After five minutes panicking in the stall of the bathroom (I'm famous for that), I decided I would go out and give it a go. I went out to a beautiful warm welcome, took a seat, and felt this...

Awesome. "I have anxiety," I stated. From there, it fell away. It's a trick I've been using for a long time. Feel it, acknowledge it, accept it, and just let it pass naturally instead of trying to stuff down, fight off, or ignore. It works every time, just like your perfect glittery Fair Godmother just when you need it. There, you've just learned the ins & outs of meditating too!

From there, I started with the first young boy from my dream who passed from a rare illness, with a message to this woman's best friend, from her son. This boy was like an angel to me. I inquired, through Spirit, about the person with a brain tumor. 'No one we know,' the woman politely responded. 'Who's Robert?' The woman just stared back at me. 'Well, I just met his wife today at Kohls and she came up to me out of the blue and asked if I know Maureen Hancock; I told her I was coming to see you tonight.' 'Wow,' I responded; sometimes they surprise me too. To which she replied, 'He actually works next door.' Double wow. Hopefully I can reach out to them sometime to see if there's anything we can do to help.

This young, beautiful angel, helped the next boy from my dream to come through; he was a little bit older, full of life & just too funny, with beautiful messages for his family too.

I transitioned over to a woman in the crowd whose energy was calling me. I had her stand, we connected hands, and I asked her, 'So, you're the teacher?' 'Yes," she replied. 'Mom's here, she's so sweet. YAnd, you're father in law was in the military?' 'Yes; so is my husband. I need to proove this is real to him!!'

'They're showing me he is oversees in Iraq, and will be going to Afghanistan soon. He has super top secret clearance. They keep showing me his flying in the helicopters. And, oh, ow, id he cut off his middle finger?!' "Yes!" she replied as she hit me repeatedly in excitement. I guess she got her answers from Spirit, from her in laws, and her mother, along with many angels on the other side, that she can share with him, even overseas.

Spirit has an amazing way of helping others connect with their loved ones on the other side, one by one. Even if they didn't know each other here, they are willing to help there. There were many beautiful, touching connections here this night, and I feel so blessed to be able to be the conduit, even for a few hours, for their healing & love, which is always present with us all. It helps heal me too.

Now, time for bed! Hopefully more sleep tonight, fingers crossed! :)

Friday, July 22, 2011

Introductions to my Soul Work

Hello there everyone! I finally have started my blog (insert wahoo here)! I'm excited to be sharing this gift with the world, and am excited to have a true outlet to be able to express myself & the beauty of this work in its truth. So, if you don't already know me, you're probably wondering, how did she begin this work? My soul work if you will ;)

Well, I've been reading since a very young age & have had very strong intuition all of my life - since I can remember. Growing up, to be honest, I really wasn't sure just exactly what was up with me. At times, I thought I was just crazy, and any day now, they would be coming to commit me. Bummer. turns out; over time I came to realize I had something a little extra-ordinary: the gift of mediumship. This gift traces back with amazing accuracy through generations of my family, dating back to my ancestors all the way in Ireland. My great aunt Annie, who delivered messages with such wild accuracy, actually left Ireland & moved to Scotland, for a break from all of the people that were sleeping over on her porch waiting for messages. (I'm not kidding. I know, right?!) That's an amazing story for another day soon!

At the age of sixteen years old or so, my aunt, nationally renowned medium Maureen Hancock, sat me down one hot summer day in our little tiny office of the home in which I grew up in quaint Massachusetts, to see if I too had this gift. My response at the time....a very polite, "Noo, thank you!!" Well, what do you know, a few moments later I was delivering my first reading, connecting a lovely woman with her mom in Spirit from the other side. Much to my surprise, I was able to instantly validate the woman's name, her mother's name, how she passed, about their purple & yellow afghan in which the mother so beautifully knitted, their family history, her demeanor, her looks here on earth, inside jokes; you name it, I delivered it. With ease, I kind of just blurted it all out, and much to my surprise, it all made sense. And, it freaked me out. And, I loved it - all at the same time.

I continued reading from this age on here and there for friends & family - all through college & beyond - off & on, although I was consistently questioning if I would ever be ready to take on this huge responsibility. "Not now," I would tell myself. It took me years to fully accept & truly be ready to dedicate myself to this work with the respect it deserves. I could not understand how I could do what I was doing with such ease; it just came naturally to me, like it did it every day of my life since I was born and maybe even lifetimes before this one. I knew I had something, something beautiful, but I wasn't sure yet just what that was. I could not fully understand it - and that, as a Virgo, bothered me! (hehe)

When my beautiful brother, our beloved Seany, received his angel wings in an unexpected accident when I was just 21 years old, he was 19; I heard him speak to me from the other side before he passed: before I knew of anything. I literally heard him speak to me, beautifully in stillness, while I was driving home, "Stash, I'm not here anymore, I'm with Gram." I knew he was more than okay in this moment, but I still had to live through the journey my grief in his physical passing. This would become, in that exact, precise moment that is forever instilled in my every being of my soul, the pure & full reason for my work.

My one & true & only goal in doing this work is to shift the traditional thinking about death. To me, death does not exist; it's solely (or soul-ly rather ;) a transformation of our love & energy to the other side, as simple as that. All that exists there is love, pure love, everything wonderful. My message is to let you ALL know, your loved ones are here too, and they're smiling, and they're happy, and they are ALWAYS with us! Live for them, celebrate them, celebrate you, embrace this beautiful journey called life & always give it your best!

Anastassia Grace