Q. Do you do short, 15 minute sessions? I'd like to just ask Dr. Peebles one question.
A. Unfortunately, no, I don't. The trance process is fairly taxing on my body, and whether I go into trance for 5 minutes or 45 minutes, I am often very tired afterward. Think of the energy of spirit as being high voltage, and my body is a low voltage wire. Some days it can take a few hours for me to recover from a session (I'm kind of loopy afterward). I'm not complaining though. I always think of it like this: ballerinas and football players get tired too. Trance channeling involves surrendering your body to spirit, which means "vacating the premises" to a degree. :) And, it can take awhile to come home (to the body) again. The good news, if you are in the Sedona, Arizona area on a day when I have an Open Session, you can put your name in the "hat" and maybe your name will be called so you can ask a question. If not, you can still enjoy a wonderful nurturing morning with Dr. Peebles, and with an audience full of people of like mind and like heart!
Q. Do you do trades?
A. No. I'm sorry.
Q. Do you ever have reduced rates for private sessions?
A. No. I'm sorry. I am only able to do a few sessions each week, and therefore, in order to remain in financial integrity, I am unable to reduce my rates.
Q. Where do you go/what does it feel like when you are in trance?
A. It feels like I'm somewhere up and back behind my body when I am in trance. It's not like being out of body, but more like a sense of detachment. It can feel very nice and warm, like a blanket of love wrapped around me, and sometimes I don't want to come out of trance.
Q. Do you ever hear what Dr. Peebles is saying while you are in trance? Do you remember anything?
A. When I'm in trance, I sometimes am aware of what he is saying. Sometimes, in fact, I find the things he says to be very interesting. But, just like it's difficult to remember a lucid dream once you awaken, it's difficult to remember what he says when I come out of trance. So, most of the time I remember absolutely nothing. If I remember anything at all, it's just a snippet of the conversation.
Sometimes when I am in trance I find myself wandering in thought. I might even be thinking about what I need to pick up at the grocery store.
Other times, I might actually be carrying on my own conversation with Dr. Peebles while he is speaking to my client on a completely different topic.
On two occasions, I actually left my body completely. Once, many years ago, I heard one of my children cry out from their bedroom where they were playing while I did a session for a group in my home. My mommy instinct was to rush to their side (although there were plenty of friends who were aware that they might need something while I was in trance). So I left my body, and "walked" down the hall. Only when I reached for the doorknob did I realize I was not in my body. I floated back to the living room, and I saw my body sitting in a chair, my lips flapping away as Dr. Peebles spoke to everyone. Now, that was a weird experience!
Q. Do you consider yourself to be "new age?"
A. This might sound strange, but no, I don't consider myself to be "new age." The "new age" movement developed in the latter half of the 20th Century [see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Age]. What I do as a trance medium has been around for centuries. I consider myself to be a Christian Mystic, because of my ability as a medium and mystic, and my belief in Jesus Christ, although this would not necessarily be my formal title [see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_mysticism]. I am not a member of any religious organization, although I am a registered minister with the Universal Life Church www.ulc.org. I personally believe that there are as many perspectives as there are stars in the heavens. The perspective that Dr. Peebles shares through me speaks to my heart, and I believe is one of the most all-embracing spiritual perspectives that I have ever heard. Dr. Peebles' teachings are founded solely in love, and are about surrendering into the embrace of life, rather than holding any of life at arm's length. His teachings echo the truth found in the teachings of Jesus Christ, (who he calls "the greatest medium to ever walk the earth"): "I am in you, you are in Me, and we are as One in God." In other words, any separation between any of us (Christian, Buddhist, Atheist, etc.) is an illusion. We are here to "discover and dissolve the illusions of separation within self and between life."
Q. What is a trance medium? Is there a difference between trance mediums and other channels?
A. Yes, there's quite a difference. Some channels consciously receive information and offer it to the student using their own voice. A trance medium is one who goes into a deep trance, releasing their vocal chords, muscles of the mouth, sometimes even the full body, to the spirit. In other words, a trance medium does not deliver the messages, but allows spirit to use their body to deliver the messages as directly as possible. A lot of people use the word "trance" for light trance or conscious channeling. What I am doing as a trance medium is releasing my body to Dr. Peebles.
Early in my training from spirit, I channeled hundreds of dearly departed loved ones for anyone who asked. I learned to release my entire body (called "full body channeling") during this process, and it was quite remarkable. A spirit might come through with personality traits from their life on earth, such as fiddling with their necklace, or a nervous twitch. I can say, it was especially strange when I channeled someone's dearly departed DOG!
Once my training was finished, Dr. Peebles announced that he would be the only one speaking through me, with a few exceptions along the way.