Tuesday, February 20, 2024

"Our Beloved Spirit Cat" (Part 2)

 Welcome!

This blog post* is part 2, a continuation of last month's post that I wrote on 1/21/24.**

As I said in my previous post, Greg, our cat, Mitzi, and I all miss our cat, Kallie. (We also have an outdoor cat, Kit-Cat, but there was very little interaction between our indoor cats and our outdoor one. Also, Kallie and Mitzi were littermates.)

Here's a picture of Mitzi on the loveseat in our study where Kallie often enjoyed lying. Mitzi hardly ever lay on it until Kallie passed away.

Beside Mitzi is a toy that Kallie loved.

During a psychic reading, I asked Crystal if Kallie was coming back to us as another cat, but to my great disappointment, she said that she was not, that she'll see us when we pass over, that she'll be the first one to greet us there. For now, she just wants to rest from the illness that took its toll on her.

Instead, Kallie told us about another cat that was coming to us in the spring. It will be a little young female who looks younger than she is. She is nice, sweet, and loving. She'll walk right up to our house.

Kallie also told us about another cat, an older male (around six to eight years old) who is stoic, dignified, and sweet. She said that he was at our local pet shop.

Greg and I decided that the younger female cat that's coming to us in the spring would be better for us than the male cat, but we decided to go by the pet shop to see if there was a cat there that she had described, and there was!

There were only about six cats at the shop, and there was an eight-year-old male cat that Kallie had told us about. We were stunned! Amazing reading!

Crystal said that Kallie was smart, alert, and cool., and that she knows what she wants. Kallie said that she wanted to give another cat a chance to live in a home where there was love and kindness.

Kallie was not just a cat; she was more like a human, the nicest person you would ever meet. She was very spiritual, the embodiment of unconditional love. If people were all like Kallie, what a wonderful world this would be!

She was mature. (She was more like Mitzi's mother than her sibling.) She was also graceful, beautiful, and photogenic. She and Mitzi are in both of my books. Kit-Cat is in my second book. Kallie and Mitzi are also on a stock photo site for which I am a contributor. For more information, please check out my website, www.beckyarnottartist.com.

We buried Kallie in one of our garden areas which is near our cabin. We'll put a custom-designed stone with a heart on her grave in the spring.

Notice Kallie's ectoplasm at the top of the bush. Her grave is behind the bush.

A few days ago, after my birthday celebration, I went upstairs to put away a few things, and as I was walking through our cat room, I heard a familiar clicking sound that seemed to move around the room. I called out to Greg who was downstairs, and asked him to come up quickly to see what he thought of the sound. Thankfully, he got to hear it, too. We finally decided that it was like the sound that Kallie would make when she was hitting her paws against her water dish before drinking. She liked to watch the water move in the dish.

I think it was Kallie's way of letting us know that she was still around, and that she just wanted to wish me a happy birthday!

We were so lucky for the time that we had with Kallie, who was more like our child than our pet (So are Mitzi and Kit-Cat!), and we look forward to seeing her in the future.

We're also looking forward to spring this year, for more reasons than one!

Thanks for visiting! Until around Saturday, March 16, 2024, Becky

*I'm running a bit late for this post due to some technical difficulties.

**The contents of this blog post and all other posts are under the copyright of Becky Arnott Artist and Becky Arnott Photography.


Sunday, January 21, 2024

"Our Beloved Spirit Cat" (Part 1)

 Welcome!

Two weeks ago, we lost our beloved cat, Kallie, to an illness. She meant so much to Greg and me. We had her for almost 17 years, and for Greg, Mitzi (our other indoor cat), and me, our loss has been great.

A few days ago, I contacted a wonderful psychic, Crystal (not her real name), who helped Greg and me overcome much of our pain. Crystal is very accurate, and she is compassionate, as well.

When I mentioned that Kallie had passed away, she expressed her sympathy and concern, but right away, she said that Kallie was happy, healthy, and frisky, and that her tail was in the air. She looks like she's one to two years old. She said that Kallie really loves us, that she hangs out here, and she wants to be with us. She feels very grateful. She got to be herself in our happy home. She loved the way our house felt; it's a lot better than when we first moved in. She didn't like the old energy. (Greg and I have really worked on our house. We have made it our own.)



 She said that Kallie really loved our fireplace.

Crystal emphasized that Kallie was very energy sensitive. I knew that she was sensitive since Greg and I are, too. We are psychic in our own ways. We couldn't give a psychic reading if we had to, but our psychic abilities manifest in other ways.

For instance, When Crystal said that Kallie was happy, with her tail in the air, that was no surprise to Greg, since a couple of days after Kallie had passed on, he actually saw the back of Kallie's tail in the air as she went around the corner of our kitchen island. 

Not only that, but during the next few days, we heard Kallie meow three different times, and I heard Kallie's paws (because of her toenails) hitting the wooden floor upstairs.

We both had several dreams about Kallie. I saw her as a kitten, and I hugged her. Greg said he had dreamed that he had seen Kallie, Mitzi, and our outdoor cat, Kit-Cat, on the deck together. (Which they never were in real life.) In another dream, Greg said that Kallie had her paw on his shoulder, probably because he had tried to help Kallie heal with reiki. (Crystal said that the reiki had made Kallie feel better, for which she was really grateful. Crystal said that Greg was a natural healer, that he didn't need any formal training since he wasn't doing it professionally.)

A couple of days after Kallie had passed, I was shopping in a store, feeling sad, and as I walked down an aisle, I saw a woman wearing a sweatshirt with a large heart on it. The heart was outlined in a fake leopard spots design. (A leopard is a big cat, of course.) About a minute later, I saw a magazine that was about cats. I believe I saw these things because of Kallie's recent death. 

(The same thing happened to me after Mama had passed away. For a few days, I'd see things when I was out, that pertained to Mama. There were just too many things to make them merely coincidences. I believe it was Mama communicating with me from beyond. And, I also believe it was the same thing with Kallie.)

I have much more to tell about our beloved spirit cat in next month's February blog post, which will include two intriguing photographs.

Please stay tuned for "Our Beloved Spirit Cat" (Part 2).

Thanks for visiting! Until Saturday, February 17, 2024, Becky

Sunday, December 17, 2023

"A Haunted Mansion in North Carolina"

Welcome!

A few weeks ago, my brother, Nick, sent me two photographs that he had taken when he and his wife, Lisa, were visiting a fabulous mansion, the Biltmore Estate, in Asheville, North Carolina which was beautifully decorated for Christmas.

The first photograph Nick sent me showed the interior of the mansion, featuring a fireplace in the beautiful library.


It looked very familiar to Greg and me since we, ourselves, have visited the estate several times around the Christmas season.

However, when I looked at the second photograph he sent, there was something very strange-


violet ectoplasm near an upholstered chair and the fireplace! Ectoplasm shows that there is a paranormal entity present.

I did some research to see why this mansion was haunted, and it seems that the previous owner, George Vanderbilt, who had passed away, apparently haunts Biltmore. He seems to especially love the library! According to the website, "North Carolina Ghosts," Mr. Vanderbilt would often "retreat into the library when he saw a storm approaching." His ghost must still be doing so, "as visitors to the estate are said to have seen a shadowy figure in the library, usually when...there is an upcoming storm."

What a lucky shot my brother got of George Vanderbilt's ghost in his beloved library! Nick, thanks for sharing! My brother is lucky, but he also has a talent for catching spirits on camera. This talent also runs in our family since I, too, possess this knack for taking spirit photographs. This talent comes from our father who captured ectoplasm in many of his photos. More people have this ability than realize it.

My husband, Greg, is also talented in paranormal photography.

I guess Greg and I will have to take a little trip to Asheville to see what we might capture on camera because the Biltmore Estate seems to have more than one ghost. George Vanderbilt's wife's whispering voice is often heard, as is also the sounds of a party going on-music, glasses clinking, etc.

The headless mannequins dressed in period clothes in several of the rooms also add to the eeriness of this place!

For over 100 authentic paranormal photographs taken by Nick, Greg, and me, please see the widget above to access my Kindle book on Amazon, "Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind."

Happy reading, and Merry Christmas!

Thanks for visiting! Until Saturday, January 20, 2024, Becky


Saturday, November 18, 2023

Paranormal Photograph!

 Welcome!

Of course, you may know by now that I have a gift of taking paranormal photographs, especially when I least expect it.

However, a few weeks ago, when Greg and I were visiting Jonesborough, Tennessee, I saw this beautiful old church, and I decided to take a picture of it since I had a feeling that I'd get a paranormal photograph.


I guess I was right, as you can see in this closeup-


Notice the ectoplasm and colorful orbs in this photo.

I knew that there was a good change that this church was haunted since it is located in Jonesborough which is the oldest town in Tennessee, and a few years ago, we went on a ghost tour there. We found out then that this town is really haunted!

In my book about the paranormal, "Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind," I have a photograph of another old church, and you can see a large flow of energy that goes from the ground toward heaven. Psychic Elaine Watson said that the spirit energy was from someone who had attended church there.

If you like paranormal photographs, you'd love my book since there are over 100 spirit photographs that my husband, Greg, and my brother, Nick, and I have taken in the past, here in this country, as well as abroad. For more information about this Kindle book which is on Amazon, just click the widget above.

And, if you are fascinated by the paranormal, you're sure to love a fascinating radio show that I listened to late one night when I was up working on a pet portrait commission. The show is "Coast to Coast AM." (www.coasttocoastam.com) The night I listened to it, it was about a ventriloquist's dummy that was haunted. (Really creepy!) They have a different focus on the strange, the unusual, every night.

On the show, they said that the paranormal is on the rise! Stay tuned!

Thanks for visiting! Until Saturday, December 16, 2023, Becky


Sunday, October 22, 2023

A White Orb

 

A House Creatively Decorated for Halloween

I was a little concerned about what to write about today, but I wasn't concerned for very long! All I had to do was to look at the photographs I'd taken the past few weeks, and then I happened to see a couple of pictures that I thought you might find interesting. (Greg and I take so many paranormal photographs that they actually seem commonplace to us. Sometimes we even forget about some that we have just recently taken.)

Here they are, two photos of the same stove from two different angles-


Cast Iron Wood-Burning Stove

Notice anything strange? Compare the small white circle on the stove in each photo. Notice how it's not in the same place in the two photos. The reason for that is that it's a white orb that moved.

Orbs can be different colors, and those colors are meaningful. White is associated with spirituality. It can even mean that the spirit of a loved one is with you.

A couple of weeks ago, we sold that stove since we didn't need it. The white orb may or may not have gone with the buyer. If it did, I guess the buyer unknowingly got a little extra bonus, a real bargain!

To see a lot more (over 100!) spirit photographs that Greg and I have taken, just check out my Kindle book on Amazon, "Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind" by Becky Arnott. For more information, and to order, please click the widget above.

Hope you get lots of treats for Halloween!

Thanks for visiting! Until Saturday, November 18, 2023, Becky





Saturday, September 16, 2023

Ghostly Family Photographs

 Welcome!

I stay pretty busy with my writing, art, and photography, but the past few days, I've taken some time out from the arts to straighten and organize some things that I really needed to get done. While looking through some old papers, I ran across an old photograph that my father had taken of me when I was an infant.


(Becky Arnott Photography)
Photograph of Me with a Cake, Etc.

The photo was of a special occasion, my first birthday, complete with a birthday cake with one candle. 

(There were no digital cameras in those days. There were just film cameras, so you really didn't know what your pictures were like until the film was developed.)

Notice all of the white ectoplasm in this photo! I'm sure Daddy didn't realize that it was ectoplasm. He, no doubt, thought that the film had just messed up. Apparently, several spirits were really excited about my first birthday celebration!

I have noticed that several of Daddy's photos had ectoplasm in them. In fact, he was actually a talented spirit photographer! My brother, Nick, and I got that same talent from Daddy.

My husband, Greg, also has that talent which he apparently got from his father. We know at least one photograph which his father took of a family gathering that contained ectoplasm.

One day, a sister-in-law once took a picture of Greg and me standing in front of a haunted mansion, and ectoplasm showed up in the photo. I believe it surprised her since she didn't know that she could take paranormal photos.

You might check out your family, etc. photographs. Some of them might be ghostly! You just never know!

For a book full of paranormal photographs (over 100!), that Nick, Greg, and I took, check out my Kindle book on Amazon, "Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind." For more information and to order, please see the widget above.

Thanks for visiting! Until, Saturday, October 21, 2023, Becky


Sunday, August 20, 2023

"Is the Color Black Good or Evil?"

 Welcome!

Black may be beautiful when speaking about people of color, but what about black when it refers to other things?

Greg and I were recently invited to a formal event in which everyone is required to wear black. We have never heard of anything like that before, so I started talking to others about it, and I also did a little research.

A few people that I talked with that were also invited, thought that wearing black was a little strange, but they were going since they had suitable outfits to wear.

Yesterday, I talked with another person, and she also thought that the all-black event was unusual. She said that it reminded her of a show that she saw about a wedding where everyone was wearing black, including the bride!

I decided to do a little research about the color black although I'm already pretty familiar with it since I'm an artist.

Black is actually a noncolor. It is the absence of light. It can symbolize death, sin, evil, mourning, darkness, and depression. Black is a Satanic color. A black hole in space is a scary place of no return.

Witches wear black. We've all heard of black magic. It's witchcraft used for evil purposes. Witches often have black cats. We certainly don't want a black cat to cross our path for fear of bad luck. (Although in Wales, black cats are considered to bring good luck!)

For color in your home, "Black absorbs light, and this creates a negative, draining effect." Use it cautiously. It can be used as an accent to other colors, but because it does not transmit the light we need, it fails to nourish us the way other colors do." ~From "Color Magic for Beginners" by Richard Webster. This is a really informative book that tells you everything you need to know about using color in your life.

Greg and I have an old house (circa 1901) that we have gradually been working on for the past four years. Originally, there was quite a bit of black in the house, on the stairway, in the kitchen, etc. There were long black curtains in the living room that touched the floor which reminded Greg of the  American sixties sitcom, "The Addams Family."

We know of one man who had a bedroom that was all black. His life did not end well!

Thankfully, we now have a lot less black in our home. The long black curtains have been replaced with shorter light brown ones. The stairway has the original wood color. The kitchen just has small accents of black. We feel much happier now that we are rid of that overpowering black! Our house now has a lighter feel. People even remark about the good energy in our house!

Several years ago, the little black dress was introduced by the fashion industry so women thought that it was a must-needed addition to their wardrobe, but according to modern fashion expert Carol Tuttle, most women of any type don't look good wearing black!

I once had a dress that had quite a bit of black on it, and I never felt comfortable wearing it. I finally decided to get rid of it, and I felt relieved that I wouldn't have to wear it anymore.

However, black is not all bad. It can bring a look of sophistication to both houses or clothes, if not overdone.

Neither Greg nor I have the appropriate clothes to wear to the aforementioned formal event, since neither of us likes wearing black, so we just decided not to go. Otherwise, we would have to either buy or rent the appropriate black clothes, at great expense, that we'd most likely never wear again.

Those that are having this event are not evil because just they required the attendees to wear black clothes, it's just that they want to have a very special event in which people are all dressed in their black finery to have a good, picture-perfect, memorable time.

We'll just send our regrets, best wishes, and a nice gift. (To quote Shakespeare, "To thine own self be true.")

Another aspect of black, dark energy is shadow ghosts that I have written about in one chapter of my book, "Photographic Encounters of the Spirit Kind" by Becky Arnott.


This is a photograph of the first page of the "Shadow Ghosts" chapter of my paperback book.

This book has over 100 paranormal photographs that Greg, my brother, and I, as well as others, have taken, along with a description of each one. Besides shadow ghosts, the different photos have ectoplasm, orbs, and other paranormal anomalies, including ghostly figures which are usually rare in photographs.

My paperback book is out of print, but Amazon has the Kindle version. For more information on ordering, please see the widget above. which takes you to Amazon's website.

So, to answer the question, "Is the color black good or evil?"-Black can be good in small doses, or if used occasionally, but too much black can be draining, even harmful, and can even be used for evil purposes in the wrong hands.

I usually end my "The Art of Positive Living" blog posts with a positive quote, and I decided to end this post with a positive thought, too, since it has been so full of dark, negative energy.

Positive thought: "You have to have dark in order to show light, just like in life." ~Bob Ross, Artist

Thanks for visiting! Until Saturday, September 16, 2023, Becky