Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Media Bias and "Fake News" - What happened when a TV show told half the truth.

For more months than I want to think about, our new President Donald J. Trump has criticized the media for “fake news.” Over these months I have tried to tune out of listening to the media, and I often wondered what part exactly of the media news was “fake”? Was it not reporting on the truth of the story, or were they leaving out pertinent information to show a one-sided view? I understand that in the media, you have your angle and spin things to capture a viewer’s attention (which negative media definitely does). In theory, what this does for the news station is that it gets people talking and when people talk, they mention where they saw the news and thus more people tune in. I get it in theory and got it when a recent news feature was done on me.
Last week, a national news program aired a story on me that was filmed last November 2016. Since the filming, the producer continued to pressure me on giving up my contacts (police department contacts) of cases that I have worked on in the past. I explained that my contacts are confidential and that if I wanted to continue working on cold cases, I have to keep my contacts private or I will be blackballed. Otherwise those who I work with probably will not use me again or allow me to use them as a reference on future case work. I explained that I always work under a confidentiality agreement and my agreements must stand.
The pressure kept coming for months, from November 2016 to Feb 2016, when the show finally aired.
So the show aired and when I reviewed it, I was amazed on what I think we could call a “lack of truth” in much of the story. The producer made sure to use interview clips and twist the story to be more of a witch hunt, discounting the psychic story. In doing so, they hurt a family in search of answers about their daughter. Now, hurting this family by trying to discount me is disgusting and I am sure the producer of the show doesn’t understand this, which is fine as I pray someday he will realize that his work and tactics can hurt many.
As I viewed the interview, they made it very clear that they were not happy that I would not reveal my sources by stating that they “could not validate” any of my cases. They also mentioned that I charge a high fee to work on missing person cases, which has some truth to it, but it’s not the entire truth which I guess is why I am writing this blog. You see, I am fine if someone, a reporter, a television show, etc., wants to discount my work, I have a thick skin and understand the skepticism. Why this interview got to me is the hurt it may have caused and that the full, actual truth was talked about in the original interview footage.
As far as the show making it clear that they could not validate any of my case work, the proper word should have been, “would.” Troy would not share or validate his contacts as he works under confidentiality agreements, working behind the scenes. It was expressed that there are very, very few agencies that state they work with a psychic and if this went public without their consent, that is the end of my career and future work.
The second part of the interview comes back to what I charge to help. This news show stated that I charge $250.00 per hour to work on a cold case. What they did not share, which was in the same sentence in my original interview is that I work on my cases pro-bono (free) for families, and only charge a fee if I am hired by an agency or private investigator. So with the lack of the entire truth coming out, I receive hate mail, even being called a scamming money grubber praying on victims that are in a time of need, etc. Ok, that’s fine, but maybe next time before you write your comments, maybe you should take time to look at my website or do a little more research and you will read or see that I do not charge families for the work I do, if I accept the case. I make my living off private readings in which people come to me. I do not go after grieving victims. Not my style.
For me, I will not accept a case unless I feel that I can make a difference. I never bring in false hope and inform all my clients that I am not 100% accurate, I am a human being. This is how I work.
So for today, tomorrow and as long as God will allow me to use my gifts to assist others, I will pull up my boot straps, brush off miseducated comments and move forward helping those in need, being able to lay my head down and sleep knowing that I am giving back, a form of tithing to those I can help move forward and/or with closure.
God Bless All.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

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The Definition of Success

The Definition of Success
A businessman was driving through a small village when he came across a fisherman returning from his daily fishing trip. The visitor saw an immense opportunity, and with his own plethora of business experience, he showered the man with ideas of how the daily fishing make the fisherman millions of dollars and buy him all the luxuries he wanted.
After the fisherman asked a series of questions, the businessman told him that if he created a hugely successful business, the fisherman could achieve his definition of fulfillment: to live in a quiet village, sleep late, fish a little, take an afternoon siesta, play with his children and take a stroll into the sunset.
The story concludes with the fisherman’s final question: “But isn’t that what I am doing right now?”
How often do we embark upon a journey of self-reflections to answer the ever-evolving questions “Am I successful?” Some need only a few moments, others take a few days, but for many the search for the answer takes a lifetime.
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Friday, June 10, 2016

June 2016 Monthly Tarotscopes (Horoscopes)

Monthly tarotscope astrology predictions based on your horoscope sun sign.
Tarotscopes courtesy of Guarikaa Kalisharann gaurikaakalisharann.com
Guarikaa is available for phone and chat psychic readings at Psychic Consultants Online.

Hey Aries!  As much as I hate to say this, June will not be a happy month for many of you.  Overall, those born under the sign of Aries will find the month financially limiting, like you will have to trim down your budget over your dream home, or settle for a smaller car instead of the bigger one you’ve been eyeing….basically it’s those kind of things.  Not that good things won’t happen –the Tarot isn’t really indicating that…but compromises are needed, and it won’t help if you get emotional about things.  This is the time when you need to make some temporary sacrifices, think logically about how to make do and how to get by and be content with what you have, rather than regret and rue about what you cannot have at the moment. That said, it’ll actually help to keep your Kleenex nearby!  Some of youwill break down in disappointment over this or that!  I’m telling you again….June is not your sunshine month! Check your car/home and get those minor repairs done.   In fact, think deep, acknowledge all problem areas of your life and fix whatever you can fix – that’ll be a good way to get through June.  In relationships, you could be bidding a sad farewell to a hard-working & ambitious young friend or relative that’s going to a faraway land for further studies or a new job.
Special message:   Be conservative and rational, stay grounded.  This too shall pass.
Wow….am I jealous?  The Tarot shows a blessed month for the Taureans.  June will be all about sweet moments spent with your loved ones – both at home and via trips and travels.  Taurean kids will make their parents proud with how they finish a project on hand.  There is a strong likelihood for a planned or unplanned trip to the riverside or hill station which is probably quite popular for cultural studies of some kind.  The place is at quite a distance, not close to your home/hometown.  Your recent ‘chronic’ problems are seen fading away, leaving you relieved and stress free.  There will be an abundance of divine grace in June.  Keep your ears open for fantastic tips or advice from a professional mentor or life coach –funnily, you might find this person in your own close circle of family & friends….so don’t go looking – just keep your ears open for such a possibility.  Everyone knows how practical the Taureans are…but June will see you wanting to be even more grounded…and humbler too.  Some of you will consider taking up new studies and new lines of work….and thus, you’ll be open to newer paths and possibilities.  You’ll simply want to trust more in the Universe, and you’ll earn the go-ahead via a small financial abundance as a sign from the Ever Loving Universe.
Special message:  Be calm, soft, & strong.  Softness is not a weakness; softness is strength.
Oops!  So your recent scattered and unplanned manner of living & spending finally caught up?  Financially, the time around now will be unstable for a lot of Geminis, and June could burn a hole in your pocket, mainly due to uncontrolled online shopping.  It’s like you have to rob Peter to pay Paul and somehow make ends meet.  Some of you will choose to do additional work to make some extra money or have your business or life partner pitch in with extra cash to help tide through the financial messes.  When money is scarce, health can’t be good either… and June indicates problems with the knees and lower legs.  So keep your eyes on the ground when walking….because you could slip due to a wet floor and sprain an ankle or something.  This might be a sign from the Universe that you must slow down!  There is not much real or genuine help available to you right now, Gemini.  All you can do is learn your lessons and think before you buy something.  Whatever you want to acquire, for the next few weeks, ask yourself if you want it or you need it right now.  Financial crises are never easy on the mind – so maintain your optimism and sense of humor and keep your wits about you when shopping – be it online or at a mall.  Also get a reality check – your overspending could indicate inner emptiness, you can’t keep running away for too long from your core issues!
Special message:  Money is active energy – respect it and it will respect you back.
The dreamy and emotional Cancerians will find yet another reason to feel bad and sad about.  This time it will be something about a child or a younger person.  With respect to your close relationships, the early part of June will see a loss of some kind, and the latter part of June will see you making plans to go far out and meet someone you love….like your extended family or old friends that live at a distance.  If any of you is keen on a new car, expect the car to come into your life soon (and maybe you’ll invite me for a drive?). Health wise, avoid smoke and other kinds of air pollutants because June can get you down with chest & lung issues. Some of you will want to change your residence because of some unhappy incidents in and around the current home, and if you’re determined to move, you will find a new place for yourself almost within the same neighborhood.  Due to your emotional lows, you’ll be prone to short temper…and you will actually be tested…can’t really blame you….so just bear in mind, that no matter what, it’s nice to be nice, okay?
Special message:  Affirm that you’re in control – it’s your life and YOU are in the driver’s seat!
June will start on a shaky note and feelings of loneliness, but then it will end on a really good note….making you feel loved, safe, and protected.  Your Tarot reading for June indicates that there are quite a few things around your home needing repairs or there are unused things that must be discarded.  Remember, such clutter creates blockages in your career and relationships.  So clear away the blocks that clutter & disorder can create. Some of you will be faced with a career dilemma – like whether to continue where you are or to move on.  Actually whatever you decide, the future will be happier.  Things at your work front WILL improve….and pretty soon.  The recognition that you crave for (You’re Leo after all, and you thrive on recognition!) is underway and your efforts are not going unnoticed.  When it comes to romance, Leo singles can expect to find a great connection with someone in the workplace.  So that’s another motivation to be interested in your work! J One simple tip to follow this month is – change a little something every day for 27 days (like maybe throw away an old pen and get yourself a new pen…or change your coffee mug, etc.) – as you do this, the bigger changes that you desire will happen by themselves.
Special message:  Worry doesn’t help – and change begins with you!
This is going to be a landmark month for all the Virgos.  Meticulous planners that they are, nearly all their plans will be executed to perfection leading to some fabulous well-deserved material and emotional results in the coming future.  There will surely be news of a new beginning around the Virgos – it could be birth of a child, pet, or maybe some of them will start a new business soon.  Your reading for June shows brilliant new beginnings.  Your mantra is to be dynamic, confident, and hopeful.  The fun thing here is, I see the Virgos dressing up fashionably and in rich fabrics and paying greater attention to their appearance and well being.  They’ll just feel more interested in life!!!  Some of you will put on extra weight around the middle, but you’ll be too happy to care about it all.  A lot of you will make artistic and colorful changes to your homes and up the comfort quotient around you.  Some of you could also move to bigger and better homes. It’s all about abundance now!  All in all, this will be an unforgettable month for some time to come….and you all have the blessings of the Goddess of Wealth right now.
Special message:  Seek your mother’s support, and blessings…and listen to her advice.  If you can’t do this, meditate on the divine feminine.
As a first thing, the Tarot indicates that you must change your ways about something….this may concern your world view itself.  June will bring karmic consequences of some kind and one way this is going to present itself is via pain or hurt of some kind to your lower limbs.  You may need a treatment, even maybe an invasive approach, and the kindness of your physicians and healers, and the people around you, will teach you a thing or two about being kinder to the people around you.  One of the lessons you will learn now is the lesson of gratitude.  A pattern or habit that you have been holding on to will need to be relinquished.  The process can be a bit painful, though.  As the month comes to an end, you will be more generous and charitable to the less fortunate.  The Tarot shows that something can happen that can mar your appearance some.  You will have a realization that you were biased against someone that loved and helped you genuinely and you mistakenly favored people that just use you. There are people around you who don’t ask you for anything back for the help they render…and there are people that use you – just know that crucial difference.  June will bring you the realization that union with God does not come from being mean to your fellow human beings.
Special message:  Meditate and seek the truth, look beyond the fa├žade.
The magnetic Scorpios will attract some fabulous changes into their lives this June.  As a first thing, they will begin to see more success and it goes without saying, more money.  Married Scorpios will spend happy times with their partners and enjoy a lovely little impromptu vacation too!  Any disappointments and disillusionments will vanish into thin air, leaving life all bright and happy once again for them.  Any remnant emotional pain that’s been going on for a while will heal now!  Your confidence will soar high and you will be full of beans again.  The love you give out will come back manifold to you.  The Universe is pleased and is all ready to shower its choicest blessings over Scorpios. A change of place is indicated for some of you – and it will be a very successful move if at all you make the change.  For extra luck, try changing the position of your work table or your computer.  A slight delay or an unscheduled halt can happen on one of your car trips, due to some incident or activity on the road, but don’t let it spoil the fun itself.  Single Scorpios will go on a fun date with someone new.  June favors one-on-one interactions more rather than meetings in group settings.
Special message:  Let your infectious optimism brighten up the world.
Clearly and surely, there will be 2 new beginnings for Sagittarians – and one of them will pertain to their work.  There will be a successful travel concerning work, and this will be a road trip most likely.  You will enjoy both financial and emotional backing if you need any…in fact even if you don’t need any, people around you will want to be helpful and supportive.  A lot of you will find another source of income or just find a new way to increase your cash inflow. This month will see you being very motivated, quiet, determined, and hard working.  It’s almost like you will achieve whatever you set your heart and mind to.  Outwardly life will seem steady and stable, but inwardly you will experience many happy breakthroughs in the way you perceive life.  The source of your confidence and happiness will come from within you….not from your outward success. For mind-body rejuvenation, on one of your travels maybe, you will try aroma therapy or abhyanga (ayurvedic oil massage) for the first time, and trust me, you’ll get hooked!
Special message:  You’re being an underdog now, but you’re heading in the right direction.  So stay relaxed and keep going!
Be careful that you do not spill your beans at a gathering or a party.  Just keep reminding yourself that walls have ears. Someone that acts friendly will steal info from you and spread it around like wildfire.  This person is probably a pro at using the latest technology and is adept at spreading gossip. So it will do you good to watch your back. Now if you’re wondering why someone would do this to you, it’s because he/she envies your success.  While, such an incident can put you off a bit, the good thing about June is you could meet an interesting person and feel really connected.  So just tell them how you feel, because hesitating won’t help.  You feel a great connection?  A great friendship might be born out of that connection if you speak your mind out.  Professionally, despite a few minor irritants, you will enjoy the limelight & success you deserve.  In fact, this is when the law of attraction will work rather very well for you. Hence, instead of second-guessing yourself and letting someone’s pettiness irk you, go all out there and hog the limelight.
Special message:  Succeed and enjoy your success, that’s the best way to hurt your enemies.
Awww Aquarians, you will really be disappointed with your partner or a close friend.  There is going to be quite a misunderstanding and angry words being hurled back and forth…it’s really going to be rough weather in an important relationship, including some kind of a break in relationship.  This will last for a bit, maybe about a week or less, and eventually the doubts will be dispelled, the clouds will disperse, and all will be back on track again.  Think before you react….get your facts right before you make any insinuations against people you love.  Maybe what you imagine about them is untrue!  Some of you will be faced with a health challenge in June but it will hardly be anything worrisome.  A move or change of place can initially be a bit upsetting and stressful but you will settle into the change by around the end of June. Yes, there will be a lot of clarity by the end of June.  What will help you is to go away to some place calm for a mini vacation.  I think you just need the healing energy of bright sunshine to get your groove back!
Special message:  Breathe deeply, slow down, and think before you speak. Allow Nature to soothe your soul.
Wow, June will bring some magical breakthroughs for Pisceans – especially Piscean women.  No matter what profession you are currently in, you feel displeasure despite the money being good.  You’ll feel as though you can do more and wonder what that ‘more’ is.  A sudden new idea will set you off in a new direction.  You will find a mentor, or an idea can come your way from someone who’s like a life coach.  You will get interested in past life regression and theories and therapies related to PLR.  While holding on to your current work, you will branch out into a brand new territory and feel great peace despite more work on your hands. You will learn new meditation techniques, even if you’re one of those who regularly meditates.  Water will prove therapeutic for you and this June you will enjoy water therapy of some kind.  At the very least, you will spend a lot of time learning to swim or actually going swimming or scuba diving.  June is all about going deep – and being honest to yourself.  June will also be about true value of things – so you will retain what is valuable and easily let go of whatever or whoever no longer fits into your life’s purpose.
Special message:  Question less, trust and surrender more!

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

I Am a Christian… And I am a Medium by Troy Griffin

On March 12, 2016 I awoke to an email in my inbox alerting me to an article in the society column of Christian Today authored by journalist, Czarina Ong. In the article, Ong, warns the Christian community that belief in spirit and consulting with a medium like myself violates bible scripture, and therefore could not be Christian. In fact, she refers to me, specifically, stating, “[Troy] Griffin argues that his ‘psychic calling’ is a gift from God.’”
My offer to grant Christian Today an interview to share my point of view on my gifts was not acknowledged by the publication or by its writer. Though they declined my offer to grant them an interview, they did choose to interview Jennifer LeClaire of Jennifer LeClaire Ministries (jenniferleclaire.org), who warns the article’s readers that my spiritual work is a “tragic deception” to Christians. While I was disappointed in Ong’s narrowly sourced and strongly one-sided journalistic rhetoric, I was hardly surprised. Why? Because I understand it; I grew up around it.
Married into a devout Christian family, I have spent most of my life devoted to my faith and my church community, and I hold my religious values dear. In fact, I am proud to say that I have religious leaders as members of my own family whom I love and respect.
Here’s the rub; I was born with an innate ability to receive communication from spirit and through my clairvoyant (simply translated to: one who see clearly) abilities and empathic intuitiveness. I am able to receive messages that are not my own, but channeled through a higher source. You can imagine my own internal struggle when a young Troy Griffin who faithfully studied the bible as a child was able to make these spiritual connections that on the surface are professed to be anti-Christian and anti-scripture. What was I to do?
Because of what I had been taught as a child and out of fear of being ostracized by my community, I remained “in the closet” so-to-speak, for thirty years. I only confided my abilities to a few trusted members of my inner circle.
As a believer in God, I had spent over 30 years of my life sequestering my thoughts, feelings, insights, and gifts from much of my family and others as I was unsure of my spiritual and personal beliefs regarding what is “right” and “wrong,” “good” and “bad,” according to biblical scripture.
The Turning Point
If you ask many mediums or those with extra-sensory gifts, they will admit to an initial internal struggle before coming to terms with and embracing such gifts. In my case the turning point was when one day I had a profound question asked of me. “Are you intuitive?” Oddly, it was asked by a person I had just met five minutes earlier. I was not sure why in that moment I chose to share with this stranger, but I instinctively answered “Yes.”
Given my response, I was provided with a name and city of a missing person. I was then asked if I picked up on anything regarding this particular case that was just shared with me only moments ago. I took a few minutes to think about what I felt, saw and thought about this case. Once I began speaking, I was informed that I was accurate with the details of the case that listed on the police report. In further conversation, I felt that the missing person was a victim of homicide. I continued to provide information on where I thought the body might be located. Again, with a high accuracy rate and giving information on the general area, this person was located and was, in fact, deceased. The case was ruled a homicide.
Was this a gift of divination or a gift from God? Whatever the source, it had allowed me to help someone and their family with answers towards their path of moving forward with justice for the victim. After this experience I did a lot of soul searching and looking for answers. I often asked, “Why me?” Why was I able to do this? How did I know this information and does this fit into my religious belief system and into the greater fabric of society?
I realized that this unique ability has to be a gift from God and I needed to accept and use my gifts to help others. I accepted that others in my family, in my religious community and in much of society would not approve or be accepting of me using these gifts. What I realized within myself is that my intuition is part of whom God made me and this is my personal journey and walk in this lifetime.
I have subsequently done work around the world, consulting on more than 100 missing person cases, and providing peace and closure to countless individuals through private readings. I believe that in our unknown times, if helping others with moving forward or gaining closure on life events is a sin, then I am a sinner. I will have to answer to God on departure from this psychical world and I’m alright with that.
As I continue my journey as a Christian believer and an Intuitive Consultant, I will continue to assist others who ask for my help in searching for answers, moving forward, and investigating unsolved crimes. This is my calling; my calling from Go
In the Christian Today article mentioned above, writer Czarina Ong goes on to cite a bible passage from the book of Deuteronomy 18:9-13 stating that it is an “abomination to the Lord” for any person to use “divination, or use witchcraft,” or become “an interpreter of omens, or a sorcerer, or one who casts spells, or a spiritualist, or an occultist, or a necromancer.” This is just one of many verses in the Old Testament that are used for justification and validation on why being an intuitive (psychic) is wrong.
I have yet to ever be interviewed by a writer, reporter, or spiritual leader on why I believe my gifts are from God and why I feel as though I use them for a greater purpose than myself. My purpose – helping people move forward in life and find closure with life changing events. In fact, more than ninety percent of my readings incorporate God and His word.
In the new testament, 1 Corinthians 12:14, it states, “All of gifts of spirits come from the Holy Spirit. 4There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. 5There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. 6There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work.
7Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. 8To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, 9to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, 10to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues. 11All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines.”
As in the Old Testament, this is just one of several passages related to such gifts.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Change & Moving Forward - Psychic Consultants Online Blog

Release what no longer serves you – let it go! This may pertain to possessions, relationships, material goods, careers, etc. Whatever it may be, free yourself from your own emotional baggage. Baggage comes in many shapes and forms. The only way to move forward is to eliminate what is weighing you down. I can assure you that it will feel so liberating to release the past. Gain peace and freedom from this clearing. Release any judgment or self-criticism during this transitional phase.

This is a positive step towards self-acceptance and forgiveness. Discover the things and activities that provide you with lasting joy and fulfillment. Be grateful and accepting of this process. It is helping you evolve into your best self. This will likely be a difficult transition so it is critical that we are open and ready to receive it. Release any expectations of how things should be. Remove any lingering fears and regrets.

Rather, reflect on the positive aspects of this process. You are gaining strength, wisdom and courage along the way. Enjoy it for what it is. Never underestimate your worth – you are more powerful than you know. Take time to meditate and reflect during and after this transitional stage. What are your intentions – what do you hope to achieve from this? Eliminate any fears or self-doubt. Evaluate where you are in life by making any necessary changes along the way. It is time to finally reconnect with what makes you happy.

Where can improvements be made? Learn from your past mistakes and decisions. Use this as a stepping stone towards a more productive and peaceful future. Embrace the unknown with open arms, self-love and acceptance. This is your opportunity to begin again – a fresh start, a new beginning so, make sure to appreciate it. It may take time to become so accepting so it is essential that you take stock of what is holding you back in life. Welcome and allow these changes to be part of your life.

Moving forward doesn’t need to be an ominous struggle. While it may seem impossible at the time, know that it is a step in the right direction. This opportunity is a gift, not an obligation. Only you can make the decision to release and let go of what no longer serves you. Remember that your past has gotten you where you are today. You have struggled, grown and learned a great deal about yourself throughout the years.

I came across an excellent article, Living Fully, where the authors address change by stating, “Most of us just let life happen to us. Check in with yourself. Change takes courage.” This resonated with me as I’m sure most can also attest to this. How many times do we find ourselves just going with the flow? Maybe we continue our habits and lifestyles because it’s all we have ever known. It’s easy to continue doing the same old thing. It’s comfortable but it may not be what brings us the most gratification.

This is your chance to make things better. Realize your potential and know that your strength and determination will allow you to break down any barriers or obstacles. Be mindful of your goals and progress; maybe even reward yourself for your developments. You will continue to make mistakes and learn but at least you have lived! Focus on what makes you joyful and passionate. This will allow you to be at peace in all areas of your life. Take the first step today by going out of your comfort zone!

All the best,
Ashley Pope
Director of Consultant Relations
Psychic Consultants Online