New healer in town? Let the healing begin

healing stoneMichael Bradford is back on the Space Coast! The theme for readings this weekend has been “It’s deja vu all over again!” Twenty years ago, a self-proclaimed healer strolled into town, actively seeking a divinely inspired partner and soul mate. After many simultaneous secret relationships and taking financial advantage in the name of “healing,” he left a stormy wake in his path. Now he’s back. A friend let me know he has an ad on the local Cragislist seeking a best friend and fun mate, and he’s been to the POD, Creative Energy, Aquarian Dreams, What You Love To Do and the Thai Buddhist Temple. To anyone having that karma to clear up, consider it a blessing and let the healing begin.  Living in the same town for 30 years and getting to hear so many personal stories behind the scenes, I have more chance than most to recognize the patterns and the cycles when they come around. It’s like living many lifetimes at once, witnessing karma in action as an observer. It’s not my job to police what anyone else is doing nor determine what their karma with anyone might be. I know how tempting it can be to have a handsome, engaging man in front of you spouting spiritual truths and telling you they can heal you. I see it happen from time to time and I wrote about it here –> Guru or soulmate? 

In Vedic astrology, every 19 years the Rahu Return triggers growth and marks an important time in our lives. Rahu — the North Node — is “the desirous disrupter in delusory disguise.” When these lessons come around, it can help to know what is at play, esoterically speaking, behind the scenes. Astrology doesn’t make things happen, it just reflects the cycles already in place. and, like gravity, it matters not if you believe in it.  Let the healing begin.

A few hours later: Wow, talk about finding a voice. In response to my post that “He’s back on the Space Coast,” I got a message from real life friend Scarlett Goldstein asking if I was talking about a man whom she’d just met through a Craigslist ad seeking a best friend and fun mate. She shared with me they had met for several hours and that he was seeking someone to promote him and his work to local venues. She said I could share what she wrote to him, “I believe we are all students and all teachers and that is why I am passing on my observations about you. Within the past hour the universe sent me the message that 20 years ago you came through this town and … left a stormy wake in your path. My instincts were screaming at me yesterday that you are a wolf in sheep’s clothing. I thank you for the insight you have given me, but do not want to be your friend. The spiritual community in this town is on to you, so I doubt you will have much success here.

Scarlett posted to my Facebook wall: “Some of you know that I sometimes meet people from dating sites and Craigslist. Recently I met a fellow from a Craigslist ad and my instincts screamed out to me that he is a predator. He was knowledgeable about New Age Spirituality and actually had some good insights, but I feel the need to warn this community. Beware of Michael Bradford. Better safe than sorry, and if you are a woman, shouldn’t your spiritual advice come from another woman?”  Scarlett writes, “Since posting, I have been contacted by friends of FB friends ( actually probably my new friends) that have been past victims of this coyote. I believe I was actually blessed by meeting him….I have learned a couple lessons and the main one is that WE SHOULD TRUST OUR INSTINCTS.”

When one of us awakens, we all grow up just a little bit more.

He’ll next be moving to Virginia Beach, Virginia in the vicinity of the Edgar Cayce Institute.


Coyote medicine cardRELATED:  Medicine Cards: Coyote: The Trickster

There are thousands of myths and stories about Coyote, the great trickster. Many native cultures call Coyote the “Medicine Dog.”  Coyote will teach you a lesson about yourself.  Coyote has many magical powers, but they do not always work in his favor. His
own trickery fools him. He is the master trickster who tricks himself. Ho one is more astonished than Coyote at the outcome of his own tricks. He falls into his own trap. And yet he somehow manages to survive. He may be banged and bruised by the experience, but he soon goes on his way to even greater error, forgetting to learn from his mistakes. He may have lost the battle, but he is never beaten.

Coyote teaches us the beauty of our trust and innocence until we become too serious, then Coyote backtracks to trick us out of the pompousness that masks our fears and seriousness. If we forget to be children and take life with laughter and ease, Coyote appears to pester us until we let go of the inner pain that keeps us from knowing the joys of life.

Coyote is sacred. In the folly of his acts we see our own foolishness. As Coyote moves from one disaster to the next, he refines the art of self-sabotage to sheer perfection. No one can blindly do themselves or other in with more grace and ease than the holy trickster. Coyote takes himself so seriously at times that he cannot see the obvious. For instance, the steam roller that is about to run over him. That is why, when it hits him, he still can not believe it.

Contained within the trickster medicine is the humor of the ages. The cosmic joke is not just on ourselves but on everybody else, if they are following Coyote or have strong Coyote medicine. Someone like this may be able to convince others that a skunk smells like roses, but the fact remains that it is still a skunk.