Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Restless in Peace
A Psychic Mortician's Encounters with Those who Refuse to Rest
by Mariah de la Croix
I’d first like to thank Stacy Eaton for the opportunity to be a member of this book promo she has created. Thank you, Stacy!
Today, June 25th, 2016, marks the seven year anniversary of my last full day of work in the funeral industry. I found I had to leave a profession I dearly loved due to health reasons, and several years later also quit renewing the licenses I had worked so hard for. I mean, for goodness sakes, in what field could I actually use a Cremationist or Embalmer’s license in future? I let those go – why spend the money every year for something I can no longer use.
So, as a former funeral home employee (I am no longer legally able to use either the term of “mortician” or “undertaker”) I look back on great times where energy was high while at work in those funeral homes. My book, Restless in Peace, brings back fond memories for me of interactions with spirits of all sorts while engaged in working in that field.
Though I had to change the names of all places and people involved to protect them and myself from people who feel entitled to know every last little detail on another person’s life or death, my sharing of encounters with spirits still, after all these years, bring feelings of warmth to my heart. Remembering back on my encounters with those spirits I hadn’t realized, until after several meetings with them, had fully manifested still bring a smile to my face and fill my soul with good feelings. Encounters with spirits such as Sister Mary (who gets her own chapter, by the way), or the ladies who appeared at visitations to be there for the deceased when no living being would, or the director with a great sense of humor, have been, and will always be, great memories I will carry with me forever, with an added sense of gratitude for their appearance.
And, of course, the memories of spirits that were a touch unnerving still bring chills to me when I think back on their initial appearances. Some of those would be the shadowy manifestations of chapters 13 and 14, the dominant spirit who had to have the last word in everything from chapter 18, and the spirit of a suicide victim that chased me through the parking lot in chapter 10, page 131 (that dear soul is now at peace, which I share my final encounter with him in my blog as an update: http://mariahsvisions.blogspot.com/2014/02/a-restless-spirit-at-peace-follow-up.html ).
I find myself still laughing at the antics of some of the more humorous spirits, such as the child following behind me down a hallway in chapter 7, or those who liked to move things around in chapter 6, or The Doorman spirit of chapter 1. I also remember back and find myself laughing at me and how I reacted to spirits that tried to help me, such as The Knowing Guardian of chapter 4.
In a manner of speaking, the spirits I share with you have become family over the years. Some of them, like the suicide victim spirit mentioned above, have taken time to visit me and I feel truly blessed by that – I am humbled that they remember me as I remember them. In fact, as I type this, I am being surrounded by the scent of flowers. All of the spirits I share with you in Restless in Peace taught me a little something and gave me gifts I can never repay. I hope you find some of my encounters with spirits while working in the funeral industry entertaining and also somewhat helpfully enlightening, too.
Thank you! I bid you Peace!
Mariah de la Croix
Mariah de la Croix has interacted with spirits since she was less than one year old. A [formerly] licensed cremationist and embalmer, she spent [nearly] five years working in funeral homes.
Website -- http://www.mariahdelacroix.com/
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