The Psychic Housewives' Handbook: How to Keep Your Feet on the Ground and Your Head in the Stars - Lorraine Roe
“The truth is, as mostly a stay-at-home mom I barely have time to write this book, so you probably don’t have much time to read it. Sure, J.K. Rowling penned a bestseller with a young child sleeping on her lap at a coffee shop. But she had one child. I have three. That’s the excuse I give myself anyway. I’ve read my share of new age how-to books. I haven’t read many written around laundry, dishes, and kids running through the house.” – From the book

Amen, sister! (I wrote my book Back in Time Tarot, also by Hampton Roads, under similar—and very crazy—circumstances).

Well, if you’re a busy housewife like Lorraine Roe and me, but also feel pulled and prompted to learn about paranormal activity, understand your unusual dreams/visions, contact spirit guides, practice divination, talk to the dead, perform ghostbusting, honor your kids’ psychic abilities, and follow intuition for your highest good, you’re in luck…so read on.

Lorraine Roe was like many career women, running ragged with a fast-paced life as an Emmy-award winning, skeptical investigative reporter. But her life now? Much different. Some would say verrrry different, in fact.

In The Psychic Housewives’ Handbook, the author serves as an outrageous, comical, and practical personal trainer by providing helpful advice and personal anecdotes for those experiencing the initial pangs of “paranormal” living.

Emphasizing that we’re all psychic, Roe demystifies the world of vibes, introducing readers to ways to detect, ground, remove, facilitate, engage and channel various types of energy. Yet, she also gives real-world tips and examples on the importance of radical self-care, setting boundaries, heeding gut instinct, asking for support,  listening to your “little Buddhas” (i.e. children), indulging in fun, testing the spirits, and reveling in a good sense of humor.

At the end of every chapter, Roe also provides a “Psychic Laundry List” of exercises for experimentation and journaling, noting that the psychic life requires “doing” in order to expand awareness, hone skills and promote the effortless flow of intuitive information.

Here are but a few of the insightful nuggets I highlighted while reading The Psychic Housewives’ Handbook:

• “Many women avoid the odyssey of spiritual self-discovery because they want guarantees about outcome. They want the journey to be a neat, acceptable package with a lovely bow on top. The only thing you’re guaranteed on this journey is a wild ride. And you can be assured that following divine guidance and allowing your psychic abilities to flourish can look and feel incredibly sloppy!”

• “The art of listening involves becoming an empty canvas and letting someone paint their version of a masterpiece with their words.”

• “A dry well can’t quench your thirst. If a mom doesn’t protect her own energy, how in the hell can she take care of yours? She can’t. And now that you’re a mom, it is time to give it up, girl. Quit saving the world and save yourself first.”

• “Spirit will be asking you to stay current. That means being an energetic match with people and circumstances in your life. When something no longer feels right, chances are it isn’t. The universal energies will often initiate some of the changes for you, however, like having you fired from a job, having your boyfriend break up with you, or causing you to get sick so you slow down. Conversely, your higher self and guides will often cause change by making job and relationship opportunities happen quickly.”

• “Take time in nature as you get started on this journey. It is the most healing and clearing place you can be as you release your emotional baggage. This needs to be a light trip, so dump the extra suitcases.”

• “Your kids will work with you by pressing all of your buttons, saying amazing things that seem to be straight from God, and being pure life force. They are incredible examples of living in the flow and having a direct connection to the divine.”

• “If it is true you have to go through hell to get to heaven, then so be it! My guides keep telling me that this life can be effortless when I let go and let God. But you know what? It did take a lot of effort to get to the effortless part.”

As one who has been psychic since childhood and then went on to become a professional Tarot reader/intuitive counselor, much of The Psychic Housewives’ Handbook could literally be pages from my own experience on the psychic journey. I learned a lot through painful trial and error, though, and wish I had a book like Ms. Roe’s to guide me in the early stages of my intuitive life!

Several times while reading this book, I laughed out loud. It was uncanny how the author’s advice and experience often mimicked my own! In fact, one day I just HAD to lie out on the ground outside. I just needed to feel the earth under me, cradled in a carpet of lush grass. It felt great! When I came in, I was craving a cheeseburger (and ate one). Then, I was planning on taking my son to the movies the next day.

Later that day, I’m reading The Psychic Housewives’ Handbook, and—no lie—I come to Psychic Laundry List after the chapter on Self-Care, Boundaries, and Release and read: “Ground yourself by sitting on the ground outside, eating beef, or catching a movie at a theater.”  Too funny! (And believe me, I SO know about “divine debt”, putting up the “protective pink bubble”, and having a child see/converse with angels…)

If you’re a Mom that would like to dip your toes into psychic waters (nah, make that dive right in the deep end!), then allow Lorraine Roe to give you some necessary flotation devices, swimming suggestions, and hilarious encouragement with The Psychic Housewives’ Handbook. I guarantee that once you allow Spirit in the driver’s seat, trust your intuition implicitly, and navigate with your gut instincts, you’ll never be the same again!

(For further developing your intuitive gifts, I also highly recommend Trust Your Vibes by Sonia Choquette).

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