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Beyond the Darkness with Sam the Miracle Man.

On July 10,  I gave an interview to the podcast Beyond the Darkness.

Sam the Miracle Man, as he is affectionately called by his friends has survived two near-death experiences & five incurable diseases.
Sam Shelley spent most of his life in pain with his mental and physical disabilities & required thirteen medications a day and needed mobility aides (walker/cane).

Today, Sam lives free of disability, free of medicine, and free of disease. This is a story that EVERYONE needs to hear to believe.”


This interview received the most positive feedback that I received to date,  here a a few of the comments.

“Brilliant, Mind blowing interview with Dave Schrader.”

“Hey guys! My name is Emily, I’ve written once before to share an experience I’ve had. I’m writing you this morning to simply thank you. I struggle with the “head trash”/ depression/demons, whatever you want to call it. In fact, the struggle is so real sometimes I find myself looking at my three very beautiful children, one of which has Down syndrome, and think to myself…why can’t I enjoy my life? What a piece of crap am I that I cannot love my life and all that is in it. Still, as strong as I am and can appear to be these pains are real and it makes life…well it makes life harder than I’d like it to be but it’s not. I digress. I came to a dark point, yet again, where I found myself consumed by these dark thoughts. I sat in my tiny bathroom crying, asking my guides and angels to help me see the light because I felt blinded by the dark. I heard nothing. I felt…nothing and it broke my heart. I gathered myself and washed up to hide the fact I was just falling apart in my bathroom. I reluctantly went downstairs to start dinner. I pulled out my phone and kicked on your podcast as I usually do when I cook or clean. The miracle man. I didn’t see the title. I had no clue where I had left off because to be honest, I hadn’t cooked or cleaned in a long time. I couldn’t bring myself to do so. But that night was different. I was almost on autopilot or so I thought? The episode grabbed my attention immediately. I cried in silence. I cried out loud. I came out of the kitchen and brought my family together to listen. That podcast changed me and my family’s life. A simple thank you is all I wanted to say. I want to repay you and Sam but I know I cannot. Instead I am going to continue to spread his and your beautiful message because it is now my message. Great. Now I’m crying again. THANKS GUYS!!! All the love and positivity your way,”

“I was fortunate to listen to you on Beyond the Darkness. Thank you. I really, really needed to hear your story.”



A Deep Gratitude: Reflecting On All My Life Experiences

gratitudeOn this Thanksgiving Day, I am reflecting on all the life experiences, and feeling a deep sense of gratitude.

Many experiences caused suffering – being hit by a van, being diagnosed with various life threating diseases, and in the past year the loss of my mother-in-law.

Other experience brought joy – getting married, buying the first house, and my first full year of being disease free.

I am deeply thankful for being alive, for every breath that allows one more experience.

I see every experience as a teacher to allow growth – to find my true nature, our purpose for being born.

Every person I met is a teacher, helping me see something a new way that will allow continued growth.

I am deeply grateful for all experiences.    It has made me the person I am today.

To my U.S. friends, Happy Thanksgiving!

To my Jewish friends, Happy Hanukkah!

To all beings everywhere, may today bring you great peace and joy.

Be Well!

A ghost story

As I sit here, in the distance I can hear kid’s screaming.  It is Halloween and the kids are treat-or-treating.

No one has yet to approach our door.   I guess it looks like no one is home.  The TV is off and the lamp isn’t that bright.  The glow of the laptop is the only sign of life.  I am sitting low on the sofa so the glow must be obscured.  I do not mind though, it is time to write.

Here is a ghost story for my readers to enjoy this Halloween.

I once attended a TAPS Ghost Hunters event in Philadelphia at Fort Mifflin.  The fort is known in the city as a paranormal hot spot. I did not know what to expect or even if ghosts were real.   But I was curious after seeing them on TV and this was a chance to find out for myself.

During the Civil War the fort was used as a prison.  They kept the prisoners in an area called casemates.   This is where they stored the ammunition during the Revolutionary War.   A few prisoners were hung, and it housed several hundred confederate soldiers during the Civil War.

I was not able to stay the entire night, so when I arrived I made sure to head with the group going into the casemates first.   You had to walk through some narrow passages to get to the area.   It was a dark and dreary area.   I found a bench and took a seat.

A person in the group set up a mag light for a flashlight experiment.  In the experiment you turn off the flashlight, and then you twist it so that with a light touch the light will turn on.    After the flashlight was setup they walked away from it,   and no one was within 3 feet of it.   They asked for a ghost to turn the light on.  We were all sitting still, watching the light and after about 30 seconds the light went on.   Then they asked if the ghost could turn the light off, and about 10 seconds later the light went off.   She asked again to turn it on and off.   The ghost did as requested.    At this time more mag lights were setup.   They were setup a few feet apart from each other.    Now they were asking for specific lights to turn off and on, and they did!   Whatever this was it was intelligent.   I was completed baffled and amazed by this experiment.

A few other odd things happened that night that could not be explained, the flashlight experiment was the most convincing one of them all.

When you see it on the TV, you never know if something is rigged for entertainment purposes or if it’s real.    I was skeptical before the event because I haven’t witnessed it myself.   Now, I was certain that ghosts are real.

What are your thoughts on ghosts?