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Elsabe Smit

Wednesday, 11 April 2018 18:32

Religious Bullies

Phew! I had no idea that me being a woman can be so intimidating to men that a flight can be delayed.  Seriously.  If I wasn’t there, and if I was not the cause of a commotion, I would not have believed it myself.  And all I did was to occupy a randomly allocated seat on a plane.

Anyone who know me, will know that I am curious about all sorts of religions, philosophies and faith systems, because I believe having an open mind is important, and there is always a gem in the beliefs of others that I can benefit from.

I am still struggling to see the gem in this experience.

I was on a late-night flight from Krakow to London.  The flight was delayed by over half an hour, and it obviously had been a long day for the flight crew.  To add to the stress, the flight was overbooked. 

There was a group of about ten Hassidic Jewish men in the departure hall.  They kept to themselves, away from the other passengers.  Nothing wrong with that – I guess if you believe, act and dress against the mainstream, you can have bad experiences, and deliberate isolation is a weapon against unwanted attention.

When it was boarding time, the group was first through the gate.  No big deal, since everyone had a paid seat, and the seats were pre-allocated by the airline – unless you wanted to pay extra for picking your own seat.  All I wanted was to have a seat, and to get home.  I got a window seat, and although I normally prefer an aisle seat, I decided to do nothing about it, because I intended to sleep anyway.

So, we got on the plane – a crowd of tired people, eager to get home. 

I found my seat and got settled.  After a short time, most of the passengers were seated, but three of the Hassidic Jews were still standing in the aisle – in fact, not standing, but mulling around as much as you can do this in a cramped airplane.  The very patient steward probably asked these three men seven times to please have a seat, while he was closing overhead lockers, and dealing with other pre-flight stuff.  But they kept mulling around and talking to each other and the rest of the groups, clearly agitated.

Eventually the steward told them that they had to sit down, because the plane doors were closed, and the flight was ready to depart.  Suddenly they all understood English, and one of them (a well-fed one with a plastic bag containing cigarettes and tin foil-wrapped food) pointed at me and I heard the word “woman”. 

It turned out that the reason for them not taking their seats, was that none of them wanted to sit in a middle seat where there was even the remotest possibility of them even touching me, a mere woman.

And this on an overbooked plane where there are no spare seats, at 10.30 pm.  Seriously, brother …

What was I to do?  Give up my seat so that we could just get home? For a split second I thought of doing that, but then I thought no, God created me and each one of them and each one of their mothers, and God did not make a mistake.  They clearly wanted the world to turn their way, and not in a pleasant or considerate manner either.  Behind the prayer shawls and other garb were ordinary mortals who have obviously learnt to use their appearance (with long hair locks over the temples) and their dress code to manipulate the world, even if it is at the expense of other people.

I sat there and looked each one of them in the eyes in the friendliest possible way, and smiled. 

The end result was that two other passengers offered to change seats, so that Tom, Dick and Harry could for heavens sake just sit down and we could get going.

Does this make me intolerant or disrespectful?  Let’s see.

We got to London – by now it was close to midnight.

The plane was still taxiing, when the three musketeers and the rest of their crowd unfastened their seatbelts and gathered their stuff.  I had never seen anything like that.  The plane only came to a standstill about three minutes after the first of them got up.  They were already crowding the aisle.  I think the stewards were equally surprised by this.

The well-fed one was standing in the aisle next to the couple who did them (and everyone else) the favour of changing seats.  The man in the aisle seat made an effort to get up – as passengers normally do when the plane comes to a standstill.

And guess what Mr Well-Fed did?  He actually pointed a finger at this man and told him to stay seated.  Like you would address a naughty pet.  The man was as astonished as I was and remained seated. 

So the crowd of Hassidic Jews marched off the plane, and everyone made way for them, because the alternative would have been a confrontation and God knows what the outcome of that would be in politically correct England.

But that was not the end of it.

I got my luggage and waited in the queue for the shuttle bus to the car park.  There they were again – at the front of the queue.  So?  Of course, they can be at the front of the queue – first come, first served.  Don’t be petty.

And the bus came.  And Tom, Dick and Harry and their entire crowd got onto the bus and grabbed all available seats.  Forget the couple with a small and restless baby.  Never mind the elderly couple and the pregnant woman.  They had their seats.

Do my observations indicate religious bias?  Or did I happen to observe a group of exceptionally rude men who otherwise would probably have been punched on the nose, but who got away with this behaviour purely because they are big bullies in black garb with prayer shawls?  You tell me.

I was just too happy to get home.  And I still don’t subscribe to any religion, but rather believe in the philosophy of “live and let live”.

How would you have acted?

Saturday, 24 March 2018 13:48

Am I a Psychic or a Medium or an Empath?

The answer is yes.  If you think that is a nonsensical answer, you are correct, because the question is nonsensical.

We are all people.  We are all spirits having a human experience.  There are no superior spirits. 

Of course, there are spirits that are further along their eternal journey, like Mahatma Ghandi, Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama. 

There are other spirits who still have much to learn on their eternal journey, and I don’t need to remind you of those who provide very funny, sad and scary daily entertainment with their shenanigans on the world stage.

What prompted me to write this article is one of far too many arguments in social media about “psychics” who dare to act as “mediums” and the other way round – and then of course those infernal “empaths” who are superior to everyone because of their emotional sensitivity – or is it lack of emotional maturity?

Which box is the superior one?  Which box do you prefer to fit into, and why?

Let me explain the meaning of each one of these boxes – and this is my view, so feel free to disagree.

Definition of a psychic:  An ordinary human being who is aware that there is another dimension.  The awareness ranges from a scale of dreaming at night to having brainwaves while being awake to being able to foresee the future, and it includes experiences of being aware of people who no longer inhabit their earthly bodies.

Definition of a medium:  An ordinary human being who is aware that there is another dimension.  The awareness ranges from a scale of dreaming at night to having brainwaves while being awake to being able to foresee the future, and it includes experiences of being aware of people who no longer inhabit their earthly bodies.

Definition of an empath:  An ordinary human being who is aware that there is another dimension.  The awareness ranges from a scale of dreaming at night to having brainwaves while being awake to being able to foresee the future, and it includes experiences of being aware of people who no longer inhabit their earthly bodies.

No, none of those are typing errors.  Yes, every one of those are correct – in my view.  How you define humanity and the connection with another dimension is your own choice.

I am often astonished by people who work in spiritualist churches as mediums, and who have more health issues than you can imagine because they don’t look after their bodies, and who are quite vehement in their criticism of psychics.

Of course many psychics (when sober enough and when not complaining about their ailments because they disregard their bodies) reciprocate by vilifying mediums because of their “limited” ability to communicate with another dimension only by speaking to spirits.

And then there are the empaths – more than the marketing guru behind the term could ever imagine – who are so sensitive that they cannot sleep if they read anything against their belief systems on social media, and who have this sense of superiority where they often shout out to the world that they cannot be hoodwinked because they are so “sensitive”.

I am sorry, but all of that sounds like ordinary human beings to me.  Granted, some people have an increased ability to get information from energy waves around others, but that is not because of being superior.  It is simply because they have an active pituitary gland and they are aware of how to use it.

Being able to use their pituitary gland to pick up these broadcasts of energy from others (in this and the other dimension) does not by default imply that the user has a strong sense of ethics, or that they no longer need to grow and mature. 

If you brag on social media about how strong an “empath” you are and how nobody can pull the wool over your eyes, then you still need to learn a lot about humility and about not being judgmental, and a few other simple skills like listening.

If you go on a fishing expedition among your social media friends about “a sailor from WWII who visited me with a message in the night – who among my friends and acquaintances can even remotely associate with this illusion?”, then you have a lot to learn about the ethics of using such an ability – and yes, every person on this planet has this ability.  We all need to love and respect our neighbour, regardless of whether we have a more active pituitary gland or not.  Expecting people to indulge in your general fantasies so that you can confirm you are a “medium” is not fair.

If you expect people to pay for your psychic gift, then with that comes a huge responsibility to ensure you provide words of wisdom, encouragement and upliftment, and that you don’t communicate death sentences or misleading future options based on your own needs and views.

Let’s get rid of the labels, and just be human beings with dignity and respect for each other.  Some people feel comfortable with communicating with dead people, and can bring comfort to others by doing that responsibly.  Other people are more able to focus on the here and now, and help fellow human beings to understand their situation and make more informed choices.  And others are simply human beings who prefer to just live their lives.

Of course, there are people with really strong abilities to receive information from the other dimension and help people in this dimension.  Many of these people have only one agenda, and that is to help their fellow human beings.  Many of these people charge for their services, because they also inhabit a human body, and they have to buy groceries and have a roof over their head.  This does not make them a special breed.  They are still human.  We all are human.  Let’s not forget that.

Saturday, 24 March 2018 12:30

Do Swine Eat Pearls?

Do swine eat pearls?  Of course, I am asking the metaphysical question.  If you want solid proof, please don’t feed your own pearls to real pigs.  Rather search the internet – if someone has ever tried it, Dr Google will have a record of it.

Sometimes one must ask questions such as these, just to get some sanity and a reality check on a situation. 

I have over the past year had to reassess quite a few close relationships in my life.  I will give you a brief outline, but you will have to believe me when I say that these events shook my world and made me reassess many things that I had taken for granted all my life.

The first event related to an online friendship that turned real and then into a disappointment – I in fact became an online mistress, and then realised that I had been exactly that for at least five years while I was telling myself that I was simply nurturing a beautiful friendship.  The only way for me to put an end to it, was to walk away and no longer respond.  I still cherish some of the most beautiful memories you can imagine, but the experience made me question my own judgement.

Of course, when it comes to friends and lovers, we all at times question our own judgement and we all at times are very wrong about people.  Why do we have these experiences – especially when we are good people?  I will get to that later.

The second event related to my best friend finally succumbing to a self-destroying addiction and the unbearable heartache of watching this happen over years and being totally powerless to do anything about it.   My mother was not a joy to behold at the best of times – she made it clear that she hated me from my first memories.  With this woman I had a second mother and best friend, and it was one of the most meaningful relationships I ever had – and she became family from the moment she married into my family.

Her daughter also became a very good and valued friend, but then committed fraud.  All this came to light after the death of my friend, and the poor woman was vilified by people who should know not to judge, and who had seen her true nature for years but still judged her when she could no longer defend herself. 

For me, family is very important, and I had to walk away from an entire family that I took on as my own over many years.  I trusted people that were not worthy of my trust, and I loved people who turned out not to care about me at all.

But still, I chose to let these people into my heart and into my life, because I saw the good in them.  I was wrong with some of them, but I chose to walk away from all of them.  Why leave the opportunity to have your nose rubbed into what was immensely hurtful by remaining friends with some while avoiding others? It was not pleasant.

As if all this was not enough, an inheritance was involved.  There is an old saying that an inheritance brings your background to the foreground.  Believe me, that is true. 

So – you can choose your friends, but you cannot choose your family, they say.  I am afraid I now have to disagree. 

When you reach out to a friend for years with regular contact, simply asking how they are and remembering their birthdays, and you get nothing in return, something is wrong.  If that friend does not even reciprocate by asking once in twenty years out of their own how you are, something is wrong.  If that friend makes it clear in many ways that you are not relevant in their world, and even ask you why you keep contact with them, something is wrong.  Why would you even try and nurture a friendship in such circumstances?  You would have to be very needy and emotionally disturbed to keep trying to remain in contact. 

But for family, you would do it – or at least I did.  Then, suddenly, when an inheritance was involved, I was the source of communication, the peacemaker, the middleman who had to fight fires on all sides, and the one who got blamed for what was not of my doing.  I continued to reach out, because this was family, and family look after each other, no matter what.

Then a major family event – which required a gift from me – was communicated to me by text, because the value of the expected gift was obviously less than the value of the inheritance which warranted more phone calls to me in six months than in the previous thirty years.  That finally opened my eyes.

Swine can and do eat pearls. 

It is right and good to love and cherish relationships – both with friends, lovers and family – and it is good to give people the benefit of the doubt.  However, when they finally chew you up and spit you out, then you walk away, do introspection and take the wisdom from the experience.  You don’t hang around and delude yourself into believing that things will get better.

For me the wisdom from these experiences is that even unconditional kindness is not always reciprocated.  The human experience is conditional.  Over the years friends have become family, and family have distanced themselves because even having a simple friendship was asking too much.  Some people live according to their beliefs and values, and others have never heard of the universal law of “say what you do and do what you say”.  Some people will grow and become inclusive, and other will remain judgmental and petty until the day they die. 

I cannot change people.  I cannot change the way they view their world.  It does not matter whether these people are family or friends.  That is how it is.  Where a situation becomes unbearably painful because what you believe and what the world – and the players on the stage of the world – show you are in such conflict, for me the only solution is to walk away with love. 

Will I now stop loving people and stop giving them the benefit of the doubt?  Probably not – I don’t believe my nature will change overnight – just like the nature of the people I leave behind will not change.  That is how it is.  Will I allow the people who abused my kindness and treated me like dirt to enter my world again?  Of course.  I have no desire to wish ill on anyone.  However, I will not reach out and look for more hurt and trouble.  If I encounter them in the street or on social occasions, I will treat them with the courtesy that most people deserve.  I will not try to change them.  I will simply move on and continue to live my life according to what I value and what makes sense to me. 

You cannot fix a broken plate, and I will no longer pretend that it is possible to ignore the cracks in the plate.  I can choose my friends, and on the same basis I can choose my family.  I will not burn in hell, but I will rather continue with my eternal journey – just like they will, and I am grateful to all of them for being powerful teachers of powerful truths to me. 

We are all here to fulfil contracts with our loved ones – contracts that we entered before we reincarnated.  I have fulfilled my contracts with more people than I care to be reminded of over the past year, and it is time to take that wisdom and start a new cycle in my life, making space for new energy, new friends, new experiences.  Namaste.

 

 

 

 

Thursday, 15 March 2018 18:26

A Tangled Web of Love - Audio

What do you do when you are involved in a love triangle?  

What if the situation continues even when one partner dies?  

Sophie has been living a life of duplicity in a love triangle for decades, so that she could save her marriage.

Now her grand-daughter, Karen, faces a different challenge and a love triangle in her marriage.

Karen has a near-death experience which changes her life and her marriage.

The only way to for everyone to make sense of their situations is to accept supernatural experiences.

Love has different facets, and not all of them can be explained rationally.

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Sunday, 11 March 2018 14:20

A Blue Moon - Audio

A woman gets arrested for the murder of her friend based on flimsy evidence.

Then the murdered woman returns and leaves solid evidence as well as hints with various people, 
including a hard-nosed detective and his solicitor friend, who finally put their doubts aside.

An international drug ring is broken up with the help of a naughty ghost, and the 
lives of all involved are changed irrevocably.

Act now. You can listen to the book on your Kindle device, computer, tablet or smartphone.

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Sunday, 11 March 2018 13:11

Using Tarot for Successful Decisions

Welcome to the course Using Tarot for Successful Decisions.  I will teach you to use the tarot major arcana cards for quick and powerful guidance when you are in a tricky situation and need an answer now.  You will not need to divulge personal information or pay someone to help you decide.

My name is Elsabe Smit.  I’ve been practising as a psychic for clients all over the world for over twenty years.  I’m also the published author of ten Kindle and audio books on various aspects of spirituality on Amazon – and more to come.  I’ve studied tarot because I was curious about lots of information I received via psychic readings.  I wanted to confirm the information because I’m also a sceptic and wanted to find physical proof of what I was telling clients.

This course will explain to you how you can make better decisions by referring to tarot major arcana cards.  You will learn the difference between major and minor arcana tarot cards.  Each card you draw will have a clear message for you.  When you follow the message, you will discover what’s holding you back, and deal with any obstacles.  You will also find some new and different solutions to difficult problems that often take time to resolve, where the is no single right answer.

These are the skills you will have at the end of the course:

Sunday, 07 January 2018 14:59

A Tangled Web of Love

What do you do when you are involved in a love triangle?

What if the situation continues even when one partner dies?

Sophie has been living a life of duplicity in a love triangle for decades, so that she could save her marriage.

Now her grand-daughter, Karen, faces a different challenge and a love triangle in her marriage.

Karen has a near-death experience which changes her life and her marriage.

The only way to for everyone to make sense of their situations is to accept supernatural experiences.

Love has different facets, and not all of them can be explained rationally.

Download "A Tangled Web of Love” today, and read or listen to this book on Kindle, computer, tablet or smartphone.

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Saturday, 06 January 2018 15:04

A Blue Moon

A woman gets arrested for the murder of her friend based on flimsy evidence.

Then the murdered woman returns and leaves solid evidence as well as hints with various people,
including a hard-nosed detective and his solicitor friend, who finally put their doubts aside.

An international drug ring is broken up with the help of a naughty ghost, and the
lives of all involved are changed irrevocably.

Download "A Blue Moon” today, and read or listen to this book on Kindle, computer, tablet or smartphone.

Click here to order from Amazon in the United States: Kindle  Paperback

 Click here to order from Amazon in the United Kingdom: Kindle    Paperback

Click here to order from Amazon in France: Kindle    Paperback 

Click here to order from Amazon in The Netherlands: Kindle

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Click here to order from Amazon in Spain: Kindle    Paperback

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Click here to order from Amazon in Italy: Kindle    Paperback

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Learning to use tarot cards can be daunting. The cards contain so much information, and the meanings can differ for each person and situation. 

This book aims to provide details on the symbols captured in the tarot major arcana cards, and helps you apply the knowledge to your problems and challenges. 

You don’t need to recall or memorise loads of information.  You only need to respond to specific questions on the card you draw, to get guidance on your challenge.

Master Tarot Major Arcana Easily Using the Card Sequence and Symbols to Guide You

  • The journey through life and the conflict resolution process
  • Explanations of the symbols on the cards and their meanings
  • Specific questions and guidance relating to the content of the card.

Quick and impartial guidance when you need it

Saturday, 16 December 2017 13:56

The Magic of Words

What happens when a globally recognised figure who is active on social media does not understand the power of his words?

Firstly, those words reverberate around the world within minutes, because of social media.

We need to understand the power of our words.  Saying words is the final part of the creation process, and every word carries its own magic.

We also need to take responsibility for what happens in our own small corner of the world, by being aware of the consequences of what we say.

Any eye for an eye based on words spoken in haste or words not thought through does not make the world a more peaceful place.

Rather than say "we are not like that" - and adding a barrier, say "Tell me more? I want to know about the other side"
The result is that we accept and tolerate our differences, and look out for each other.

Listen to Elsabe Smit explaining the magic of our words on The Elsabe Smit Show on 10th Decembe 2017 at 4pm on this link: https://www.facebook.com/AskElsabeSmit/videos  

Here is a link to the recorded show on Youtube.

 

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