“A New Look with a Few Spooks”

Hey all you ghosts and ghouls, beautiful people, lightworkers and such! Wow, that was quite the diverse greeting, wasn’t it?!

It has been nearly four fantabulous years (June to be a tad more precise 😉 ) since the creation of my site and I thought it was time for a change, one that’s been way overdue. As you can see, there’s a kickass new header image (designed by a very dear friend), shadowed by an adorable black, Gothic background adorned with skulls. And I’ve added a few more pages that were once written articles by me. I decided to upgrade the articles to having their own pages to help encourage people to openly discuss their very own personal paranormal experiences and more. So, I gladly welcome everyone’e interactions with an open mind and open arms.

My site here, sheilareneeparker.com, is non-judgemental and is free of all negativity. As I always say, “Positive Vibes Only”, baby!

Also, just for a little added creepiness, periodically I will be posting on here “Spooky Random Facts @ sheilareneeparker.com” to help sharpen the senses about things that “go bump in the night”. So, stay tuned and join in. Let’s have some spooky fun! I’ll try to keep things at a moderate level, not causing too much fright…. and I’ll even promise not to bite…. well, maybe just a little nibble. A girl’s gotta feed sometime, right?! 😉

 

Get a copy of my novel, The Spirit Within on Amazon!

~ Sheila Renee Parker on Twitter: @sheilarparker.

~ Sheila Renee Parker on Facebook: Sheila Renee Parker – Author

~ Sheila Renee Parker on Instagram: @sheilareneeparker

~ Art by Sheila Renee Parker available at: https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/sheilarenee-parker.html

 

 

 

 

 

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Feeling Blessed

Happy Friday and a BIG TGIF to you all!! Hope everyone’s had a great week with amazing weekend plans to follow. Things have been really awesome on my end, staying super busy as always, but loving every minute of it!

Wanted to share with you some of my excitement. Recently I’ve been the guest on three phenomenal shows and here are the links in case you weren’t able to tune in….

January 29th…. Vanishing Gates episode 57: One year of Vanishing Gates!

 

March 9th…. Spaced out Radio March 9 18 Witches And Spells With Sheila Renee Parker ….. http://ufoparanormalradio.podbean.com/e/spaced-out-radio-march-9-18-witches-and-spells-with-sheila-renee-parker/

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March 22nd… PARANORMAL ANALYTICAL HOSTED BY EDDIE HILL: SHEILA RENEE PARKER – THE POWER OF THE MIND AND SPIRIT… http://www.podcasts.com/paranormal-analytical-sheila-renee-parker–b127ed66b/episode/Sheila-Renee-Parker-The-Power-of-the-Mind-and-Spirit-dce9

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Stay tuned for a couple of more exciting things that are definitely in the works. I’ll happily keep you all posted! One is a Facebook LIVE event scheduled for next week and the other is in June, a Supernatural Conference in West Virginia that I’ll be at signing copies of my novel, The Spirit Within.

 

 

Wonderful things are happening!! Definitely feeling those beautiful, positive vibes!!!

~ Much Love & Light, Sheila ❤

 

 

Get a copy of my novel, The Spirit Within on Amazon!

~ Sheila Renee Parker on Twitter: @sheilarparker.

~ Sheila Renee Parker on Facebook: Sheila Renee Parker – Author

~ Sheila Renee Parker on Instagram: @sheilareneeparker

~ Art by Sheila Renee Parker available at: https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/sheilarenee-parker.html

The Creative Mind

“‘Tis the pen for the writer and the brush for the artist that will help to bring forth one’s inner soul. And I gladly entertain both titles, it’s how my stories are told.”

~ Sheila Renee Parker ~

 

 

As I’m always saying… the creative mind never rests. Regardless of how one chooses to express their creativity, a myriad of emotions can be transformed in so many ways. Just like with my writing, I also find great joy immersing in art as I described in a previous article titled, “Artful Expressions”.

Here on my site I’ve created a page (Poetry & Art) specifically for the display of my art, which has received such amazing feedback from so many of you and I greatly appreciate all the kind words! Each and every single one of you are my inspiration, so THANK YOU!!! 🙂

Many have asked if my art is available for sale and the answer is a very happy yes!!I  Prints can be purchased at…. https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/sheilarenee-parker.html

I can also do special request pieces of art. All one has to do is send the request to me via my link at Contact Sheila Renee Parker.

 

Cheers to all the creative minds! Keep the expressions flowing for all the world to see!!

 

~ Love & Light, Sheila ❤

 

 

 

 

Get a copy of my novel, The Spirit Within on Amazon!

~ Sheila Renee Parker on Twitter: @sheilarparker.

~ Sheila Renee Parker on Facebook: Sheila Renee Parker – Author

~ Sheila Renee Parker on Instagram: @sheilareneeparker

~ Art by Sheila Renee Parker available at: https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/sheilarenee-parker.html

 

 

 

Meet Drew Stevens

If you haven’t read my paranormal romance, The Spirit Within, then what are you waiting for? 🙂 Previously I’ve introduced you to two main characters, Cassy Blakemore and Raleigh Nichols and their crazy, insane relationship. But…. here’s where the plot thickens…. Meet Drew Stevens!

Who is this sexy, yet shy man of mystery? Drew Stevens is a reticent bookstore clerk who just so happens to arrive in Cassy’s life at the most opportune time! He takes a liking to her rather quickly and sweeps her off her feet with his spellbinding ways. Drew’s sweet and compassionate, but he’s also full of secrets. Why does he appear in Cassy’s life at just the right moment? Does Drew know something that she doesn’t? And if so, what does he have to reveal?

Protector, savior, or foe? You decide…..

 

The Spirit Within available on Amazon….. https://www.amazon.com/Spirit-Within-Sheila-Parker/dp/130027056X

 

 

Here’s the sketch that I did of Drew Stevens from my novel, The Spirit Within. Prints of my sketch are available at…. https://fineartamerica.com/featured/drew-stevens-sheila-renee-parker.html

 

 

 

Get a copy of my novel, The Spirit Within on Amazon!

~ Sheila Renee Parker on Twitter: @sheilarparker.

~ Sheila Renee Parker on Facebook: Sheila Renee Parker – Author

~ Sheila Renee Parker on Instagram: @sheilareneeparker

~ Art by Sheila Renee Parker available at: https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/sheilarenee-parker.html

 

 

 

 

(“Drew Stevens”. Sketch by Sheila Renee Parker)

“Simplicity” by Sheila Renee Parker ~ GIVEAWAY!!!

Hey, everyone!!! Happy Thursday to you all! Hope you’re doing well!

“Tis time again to have another giveaway!!! As you all know, I love art. I believe (like with writing) it’s such a beautiful form of expression. And I am ever so grateful that I’ve had absolutely wonderful interactions with my art…. prints are available at https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/sheilarenee-parker.html

BUT…. I am having a giveaway, so excited!! lol

The prize is a signed print (6.375″ x 8.000) of my painting, “Simplicity”! https://fineartamerica.com/featured/simplicity-sheila-renee-parker.html

All you have to do is send in your name to Contact Sheila Renee ParkerEntries for the drawing must be submitted before the deadline date and time of Monday, February 26th at 11 p.m. Eastern time. The winner will be notified the following day.

 

 

Good luck, everyone! 🙂

~ Much Love & Light, Sheila

 

 

 

Get a copy of my novel, The Spirit Within on Amazon!

~ Sheila Renee Parker on Twitter: @sheilarparker.

~ Sheila Renee Parker on Facebook: Sheila Renee Parker – Author

~ Sheila Renee Parker on Instagram: @sheilareneeparker

~ Art by Sheila Renee Parker available at: https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/sheilarenee-parker.html

 

 

 

(“Simplicity” ~ by Sheila Renee Parker. Prints available @… https://fineartamerica.com/featured/simplicity-sheila-renee-parker.html)

 

Phasmophobia: A Ghostly Fear

Do you have a fear of ghosts, anything ghoulish that goes bump in the night and causes fright? Well, if you do, then don’t worry because millions of others do, too. It’s a very common fear known as “phasmophobia”. The word “phasmos” derives from the Greek language referring to “phantom” or “supernatural being”. It’s also known as “spectrophobia”. “Spectrum” is Latin referring to a specter, or an image of a thing, or an apparition.

Symptoms of phasmobia can typically be found in most disorders that lead to anxiety. A sufferer can go through feelings of dread, rapid heartbeat, panic attacks, also nausea and severe vomiting. It’s even been reported that a person suffering from phasmosphobia can develop OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) in order to conduct rituals to negate any kind of ghostly presence.

However, one can find treatment for such a fear. Self help methods can be extremely successful by reaching out to someone to openly talk about it to help eradicate the phobia by facing it. Another way is to contact professional help so that the phobia of ghosts can be removed. I always suggest to anyone who believes they’re experiencing any kind of ghostly activity to contact their local paranormal investigative team. It’s been from my own experiences that I’ve found these teams are compiled of members who are intelligent, non-judgmental and extremely open-minded, and are very willing to help to the best of their ability. Many of my friends are paranormal investigators and I always feel comfortable and at ease when working with them.

Also, the relaxation method of meditation (which I highly recommend) can help calm one’s inner turmoil, creating more focus, therefore a sense of confidence to bring forth a well-balanced mental state of mind. And…. having a close relationship with one’s spirit guide is something else I recommend. I work very closely with mine and by doing so, I have absolutely no fear.

There’s even a “specific phobia” involving a ghastly fear of mirrors. This macabre phobia is referred to as “catoptrophobia” which derives from the Greek language for the word “mirror”. Now I mentioned “specific phobia”, which simply refers to any type of anxiety disorder that signifies an illogical fear of the exposure of a specific item and/or situation which can eventually lead to the distressed individual avoiding all contact with the item and/or situation. The fear can actually be so paralyzing to the individual’s mental state that it literally disrupts their life.

 

Here are a few more phobias that I found to be rather interesting.

Achluphobia: which is the fear of darkness.

Eisoptrophobia: which is the fear of one’s own reflection.

Samhainphobia: which is the fear of Halloween.

And…. Wiccaphobia: which is the fear of witches and/or witchcraft.

The last phobia I had to include. Why? Because of my own personal beliefs and spiritual journey. I am Wiccan, a solitary one who practices the use of white magic, and there’s definitely no reason to fear anything I do. I only believe in promoting love and light. I am well aware of those who practice dark magic, and I also stay away from them. But that doesn’t mean that I fear them.

It’s easy to fear that which one doesn’t understand. It takes strength, courage and faith to overcome adversity.

“…I am perfectly aware that the fear of ghosts is contrary to science, reason and religion. If I were sentenced to spend a night alone in a graveyard, … I should already know that twigs would snap and the wind moan and that there would be half-seen movements in the darkness. And yet, after I had been frog-marched into the graveyard, I should feel a thrill of fear every time one of these things happened…” ~  Philosopher, Peter van Inwagen

 

 

 

Get a copy of my novel, The Spirit Within on Amazon!

~ Sheila Renee Parker on Twitter: @sheilarparker.

~ Sheila Renee Parker on Facebook: Sheila Renee Parker – Author

~ Sheila Renee Parker on Instagram: @sheilareneeparker

~ Art by Sheila Renee Parker available at: https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/sheilarenee-parker.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jamais Vu: A Random Peculiarity of Familiarity

Have you ever had a moment when you’ve bumped into someone that you haven’t seen in a while and they are so happy to see you, but you haven’t the slightest clue as to who they are? Or you go to a place that you’ve been to many times before, but you can’t seem to remember it? This happens to us all, especially to me (LOL), it seems like it happens to me more times than not!

When this happens to someone, they have just experienced “jamais vu”. And what the heck is jamais vu, you may ask? Well, according to Wikipedia “In psychologyjamais vu (/ˈʒæm ˈv/French pronunciation: ​[ʒa.mɛ.vy]), a French borrowing meaning “never seen”, refers to the phenomenon of experiencing a situation that one recognizes in some fashion, but nonetheless seems very unfamiliar.” Strangely, it’s the opposite of “deja vu” which is the phenomenon that basically describes the feeling one gets when they’re experiencing a current situation even though they know that it has never happened to them before. Back in June of 2015, I wrote an article titled just that, “Deja vu” about its meaning and a couple of my very own deja vu moments.

And just for kicks…. here’s another “vu” that everyone’s well aware of, simply because it happens to us all. Ever have that moment when something is on the tip of your tongue, but you can’t, to save your own life, remember what it is? Like when someone starts to hum a song that you haven’t heard in a really long time and you know the name of the song, but you can’t quite get it out. Or when a couple of friends start talking about an old televisions series with what’s her name…. ya know the one… that actress that’s been on t.v. for years, but for some weird reason we just can’t remember her name at the moment….. Experiences like this happen to each and every single one of us. This phenomenon, my friends, is known as “presque vu”.

So many “vu’s” it’s hard to know what to do…. lol

Anywho… just a little quirkiness for a “Fun Fact Friday”! Hope you have a blessed weekend!! Massive love to you all!!! ❤

 

 

Get a copy of my novel, The Spirit Within on Amazon!

~ Sheila Renee Parker on Twitter: @sheilarparker.

~ Sheila Renee Parker on Facebook: Sheila Renee Parker – Author

~ Sheila Renee Parker on Instagram: @sheilareneeparker

~ Art by Sheila Renee Parker available at: https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/sheilarenee-parker.html