July 4, 2020 was the first day of my sabbatical from private sessions. My Independence Day. It didn’t come easily.
I just turned 60 years old in June. I’ve been doing this work as Dr. Peebles’ Trance Medium since 1994. That’s almost 26 years. Some people are under the false impression that I can do this work all day long, like a 9 to 5 job, but that’s simply not the case. The energy of Spirit is high voltage. My body is like a low voltage wire, and the high energy of Spirit running through it is exhausting. A researcher named Krishna Madappa, who was collecting data on channels around the world many years ago, did a computer report of me before/during/after trance. I had to put my fingers into this machine attached to the computer which read my energy field as well as that of Dr. Peebles. You could actually see my energy expand beyond my body, Dr. Peebles merging his energy with mine where it was more focused in my body as he used it to speak, and then the point at which Dr. Peebles says, “It’s time for us to allow the dear channel to return.” Krishna pointed at the two energy fields, which at that stage were nearly imperceptible and sort of merged together in the area of my solar plexus, and said, “And, it is at this moment when you are near death. That’s why he says it is time for you to return.” My jaw dropped. Geez…no wonder I was so tired afterward. Ha!
Over the past few years I’ve reduced my schedule to only four private sessions per week, and that’s still pushing it. When I had the Summer Bacon Institute, I did 42 sessions (private, Open Session, and a special Seasons of the Soul teaching), per month. When my book publisher heard this, she called author and trance channeler, Robert Shapiro, told him what I was doing, and handed me the phone. Pretty much the first words out of his mouth were, “So, do you want to die?” and he lovingly but firmly admonished me that I was doing way too many sessions per week. Did I listen? Yes. Did I do anything about it? No. I continued for another two years with that schedule until one October when I received news that my cousin had died unexpectedly and tragically. I could not get beyond my grief enough to channel Dr. Peebles’ new teaching that day, and closed the Institute immediately.
So I’ve pretty much spent my days for nearly 26 years either in trance or recovering from sessions, and then ministering to people via email and telephone calls (for free), unless I’m cooking food while watching the Food Network or Hallmark Channel. Over the years, all of my “vacations” have been to visit family and friends, and I’ve always had to work while on vacation. That’s been my life in a nutshell. Well, that and almost nightly out-of-body experiences, visits from extraterrestrials, Jesus, sitings of Sasquatch, ghost busting, visitations from angels, dearly departed family members, pirates, and so much more.
I’m sharing this to give you a little bit of the backstory on my life, and what lead up to my sabbatical from private sessions. I’m not looking for sympathy. Instead, I want you to know how incredibly blessed I am by my relationships with God and Spirit. The first time that I channeled Dr. Peebles on December 4, 1994, was absolutely exhilarating. It was like falling in love for the first time, or having a baby, or getting your balance on a bicycle. I wanted to shout it from the rooftops! Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that trance mediumship would become my profession, but I wouldn’t trade my work with Dr. Peebles for anything.
And here are just some of the “employee benefits” that I’ve received by working for an angel: I’ve always had just enough money to live on. I’ve always been put in the right place at the right time in order to help others. My work has put me in contact with so many amazing people, such as UFOlogist, Tom Dongo, and others. And, I have been so blessed by incredibly deep, nurturing and lasting friendships, such as my 21 year friendship with dear Bev Scott. Not to mention, I have been truly blessed by all of you who have been so supportive of my work with Dr. Peebles for all of these years. My work would mean nothing without you. I have the best clients in the whole wide world.
My life has been one leap of faith after another, and God and Spirit have never let me down. Like the time when, after living with and caring for my father for more than a year, I wanted to get my own place, but there was no affordable housing in Sedona that allowed pets. I heard God say, “If you want to move, start packing.” Well, isn’t that kind of the cart before the horse? But, I started packing, and within three months my kitties and I had moved to a beautiful apartment bordering the golf course.
So, a few weeks ago when I was walking on that golf course in the brisk morning air, dreamily wondering when I would ever be able to take a break or retire from private sessions, I heard God say loudly, “Right now.” I laughed. “Right now? So you’re asking me to step off the cliff and trust that there will be someone to catch me?” The answer came clearly, “Yup.” Shit. After all of these years, I know the voice of God very well, and I knew I wouldn’t be able to wriggle out of this one. Nevertheless, it couldn’t hurt to try.
I immediately began negotiating. “How about if I taper off of private sessions? Like, maybe one or two a week.” I was a little panicked, because for the first time in my life I actually had some savings, and it just so happened that it was exactly enough to support me for one month. If I stopped private sessions, how would I be supported beyond that?
Dr. Peebles made it clear that he had a teaching agenda that was important for the world at this time and, “We need you to be rested. We will do one session per week.” It’s then that I realized that perhaps Dr. Peebles needed a break, too. He’s a living, growing entity, who perhaps wanted to move on with his work as well. It wasn’t all about me after all.
I felt defeated and anxious as I prepared to get into the hot bathtub after my walk. As if hearing the voice of God hadn’t provided enough clarity, I needed something more. And, as it is with Spirit, I received exactly the encouragement that I needed. My shoulders slumped in despair, and at that moment I saw the face of Jesus just inches away from mine, and he said, “Summer, the time is now.” And then I saw the face of Dr. Peebles (which I have rarely ever seen) nod and grin, as he concurred with Jesus.
This is the crazy magic and wonder of my life. God and Spirit have never let me down.
On Independence Day, as I sat on the patio at the home of my friends, Liz and Dave, I felt this delicious deep relaxation in my mind and body that I had not felt in decades. Instead of being afraid of what was ahead of me and how it would unfold, I felt excitement and enthusiasm about finding out what gifts of wisdom Dr. Peebles was going to share with us. I have, since then, felt renewed in my spirit more and more everyday, with more passion for my work than ever before, like that day when I wanted to shout from the rooftops that I had channeled Dr. Peebles.
This isn’t an ending to my work with Dr. Peebles. It’s a new beginning. Our world is in a time of tremendous growth. It’s time for all of us to take charge of our own spirit and deepen our relationships with God and Spirit, and Dr. Peebles is here to show us how.
Whether you have been a client of mine for decades, weeks, days, or have just found out about my work, I am deeply grateful for your support of my work with Dr. Peebles. This has been a remarkable lifetime journey for me, as I know it has been for so many of you. Your love and support during this time has meant so much to me. YOU are the reason for the work that I do with Dr. Peebles. The torch of love is passed from his heart, through mine, to yours, and then you pass it on to others. We are in this together. We need each other in so many ways. As you journey through life, I wish you the most bountiful blessings of God’s glory every day. And, I thank you.
I believe that the best gift that we can give to ourselves is the relationship with God and Spirit. By developing these relationships, you will come to know and love yourself and others more deeply.