Over the years of doing intuitive readings for various clients, I often found myself faced with the question “When are you going to give a class?” I hemmed. I hawed. Frankly, I did not know. I really was not sure if I could pull it off.Then the opportunity came to do the Possibilities of 2011 hosted by Jan Wren at The Inner Connection. It was a reading for the entire planet for the entire year. The evening turned out to be very successful, the audience liked it and wanted more. I never had been a fan of public speaking, but that evening clearly put me in touch with the next level of my intuitive career.
We live in these very tumultuous times. It is getting harder and harder to listen to the quiet voice from within. If you have a hard time being still and meditating (I do!), runes can be a wonderful way to reacquaint you with the small whispers (and on occasion, much louder voices) from Spirit.
My father’s sides of the family are Romnichal Irish Gypsies. The women did readings, (usually palms, playing cards, and crystal balls.) while the men smoked, drank and pulled various odd jobs to make the ends meet. Our family’s lifestyle ended when my Grandfather Alfred went to college to become an Optometrist and his brother Timothy was college educated and later became the dean of George Washington University. My father joined the military, freaked out the rest of the family because Gypsies did not join the military. He then married a Portuguese woman from Hawaii (gypsies did not marry gaudjos, non-gypsies, especially ones from Hawaii!). They had my brother and me, and the rest is history.
When I was little, my mom and dad would tell me that if I kept being bad they would send me to those mean Gypsies. Not the nice Gypsies, but the bad ones who wore black every day and had picnics in Fort Lincoln Cemetery. I would get very upset and hide. As I got older, I realized they did not wear black all of the time and they only hung out in the cemetery after church on Sundays.
At sixteen, I was begging them to send me to the Gypsies! I wanted to learn more about the Gypsies and their dukkerin’ – the Romany word for “to see” which was also used to describe their fortune telling practices – but we only had one reader in our family at the time. She lived far away, so I decided I would teach myself. I bought a set of tarot cards. I did not feel a connection to them and they actually scared me at the time. Therefore, I went to my dad, very upset that I would never be able to learn “Dukkerin’” So my dad did whatever any good dad would do. He bought me a set of ceramic rune stones and a copy of Ralph Blum’s “The Book of Runes.” He gave them to me and said I would do well with them. I was not sure how he knew that. But then again, I did not know how he predicted the end of movies during the opening credits. I have been reading runes ever since!
The runes have been my guidance and support through good times and bad. Whenever I had any doubt or question on right action, the runes were there. The feeling of my hand in the rune bag with all of the runes moving through my fingers has always been an incredibly soothing experience. They have never steered me wrong. They have been a wonderful friend.
This is why I love the Runes and I hope you will too.
With much respect,
16 September 2012
Melody Bishop, Psychic Rune Reader
Summary: I have used the Elder Futhark Runes since 1989 and began reading professionally for clients in 2007. I use the runes as a tool to help clients connect to Spirit for the messages and guidance they need at the present time.
Usui Reiki, Levels One & Two (May 30, 2014, Annemarie Heckert, Reiki Master/Teacher)
Regular Reading Appearances:
The Inner-Connection Metaphysical and Adventure Shoppe, New Cumberland, PA
The Alta-View Wellness Center, Harrisburg, PA
Portals Books and Gifts, Berkeley Springs, WV
New Visions Books and Gifts (6 Open House events a year), York, PA
Regular Expo and Fair Appearances:
2007 – Present: The Inner-Connection Fun Fests (semi-annual), New Cumberland, PA
2011 – Present: Celebration of Life Expo (annual), York, PA
2011 – Present: Spirit of Oneness (annual), Harrisburg, PA
2012 – Present: Serenity Day Spa Body & Soul Day (semi-annual), Camp Hill, PA
2012 – Present: Festival of Light (annual), Berkeley Springs, WV
2013: Manifest Your Destiny Expo, Phoenixville, PA
Introduction to Runes - I have taught this class at The Inner-Connection (2013), New Visions (2013), and The Alta View Wellness Center (2013)
Pendulum Workshop - taught at The Alta View Wellness Center (2013)
Automatic Writing Workshop – taught at The Alta View Wellness Center (2013)
Email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred)
You can also call me on my office phone at (717) 432-2410.