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Ask Marie – December 2011

Have a question for Marie? She answers questions written into her website in her quarterly newsletter. As an Intuitive, Marie is able to read the energy of the author and gain intuitive information to answer the questions regardless if she has ever met the person. Only first names will be used and other identifying qualifiers will be changed to create anonymity. 

Thank you as always for writing into my quarterly newsletter!  It’s a pleasure and an honor to answer your questions.  I trust the information will be helpful or lead you to a healthy resolution!

Dear Marie,

Do you believe that depression is a real illness?

Thank you.

Dear Lucy,

I’m so sorry for the discomfort you have experienced over the years. Yes, biochemical movement from neurotransmitters located in the brain stimulate chemicals to release and move beyond the blood brain barrier and into the body. Once chemicals combine with cells bellow the neck, emotions generally follow.  We can also see this kind of movement with hormones—particularly after women give birth. Sometimes the hormonal changes are so dramatic women can experience post partum depression. The depression generally resolves once hormones return to normal.

Thoughts play a large role in the types of chemicals the brain releases. When I’m in your brain I can see an over indulgence towards worries and negative thinking. The chemicals that generally release from your brain bring on feelings of disappointment and an overall mistrust of others. That certainly would feel depressing.

You can absolutely retrain your mind to think differently. It takes attentiveness to the thoughts already present and replacing them with more uplifting considerations. At first this type of focus may seem draining. Eventually your mind will fade out the old thinking and you will enjoy, without too much effort—happier emotions. Thanks to the new chemicals releasing in your brain.

I hope this is helpful!

Easter and Jerry Hicks write wonderful books about energy and our thoughts. You might want to check out one of their most recent titles—The Vortex.


Dear Marie,

Thanks for this resource.

Yesterday, I was having difficulty staying focused in this reality/dimension. I seemed to be simultaneously in the dream world and this world. The Dreams were dreams that I had had in the past. I was very familuar with the dream content. It was sort of flitting back and forth. It was most disconcerting. I was neither here nor there. Finally, I sat down and watched a movie in an effort to distract myself and focus my thoughts. Can you explain this to me. I have had this situation a number of times over the years. Sometimes, it’s like a split screen reality, sometimes it feels like layered realities. Yesterday, everything was fragmented but clear. 

Thanks for your thoughts.

Dear Kathryn,

I wish I was an astrologer and could accurately read your chart! I would love to know what was going on in the cosmos for you when this episode (and others) took place. You seem very sensitive to energy shifts. You also have a tendency to leave your body (energetically speaking) when life gets a little confrontational. I would recommend learning to stay more present in your body—no matter what’s going on around you. Then, when you have these dimensional shifts you can stay with it. I think your awareness of a different time and space is important and necessary for you to experience a letting go of past life problems.

As people become comfortable being multi sensory the amount of uniqueness one can experience is unlimited!  As we live on Earth, our unearthly occurrences serve our growth of consciousness.

Wishing you happy shifting!

Dear Marie,

What significance is there (if any) of black crows? I’ve heard they are bad luck & I have heard they are good luck. In the metaphysical world, do they have any particular meaning? 


Hi Kacey,

I can’t speak for the metaphysical community at large about the significance of crows. It may very well be an individual understanding. Crows do however have a special meaning in my life.  When a client or a person I don’t see often is passing (or has just passed) crows accumulate on my roof in large numbers and crow until I have an aha moment of their meaning. As they take up residence on my roof I’m usually not happy—dreading the loss of someone I know.  As soon as I think of the person they’re crowing about they take flight.

Their presence may seem dark, but their ability to alert me to something sad and prepare me and my assistant for disappointing news is invaluable.


Dear Marie,

As a healer, how do you keep your energy up when life is overly full and you are exhausted?


Hi Suzanne,

I believe when one works in alignment with their life purpose, they are energetically fed by their labor. Energy work nourishes my soul. However, my Saturn is in Capricorn and I can be a bit of a workaholic. I’m very strict with my schedule to avoid overworking. I take plenty of time off for fun!

When our work drains our energy it’s a sign to move on and try something different!


Dear Marie,

I think my spirit guides are YELLING at me or trying to show me something and I’m not sure what to make of it. I have been woken up two times with a male voice yelling “NO!” in my right ear. Last night I had such a vivid dream about my Grandma that I could SMELL her scent.It was a great dream, I was very calm and serene and I felt love. My heart is beating fast in an excited way even just typing this message,  because I feel like something/somebody is guiding me to ask what I’m suppose to “get” that I’m not getting. 

Thank you for any insight you may bring. I think my spirit guides are YELLING at me.

All my best,

Dear Joni,

The next time your guides wake you up try some automatic writing. Grab a pen or pencil and a pad of paper and quiet your mind. When you feel meditative start writing whatever enters your awareness.  When you’re done, put the pen down and go get a drink of water. Then look at what you wrote. Automatic writing is a fantastic way to get accurate information from your spirit guides.

I think your grandmother is aware of your guide’s messages and is thrilled for you!

Happy writing!

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