Writestream Tuesday: Take a ‘Leap of Faith’ with Colby Psychic Rebel

I love interviewing successful, talented authors who have something of value to share with my listeners. In the case of Writestream author, Colby Psychic Rebel, it’s practical wisdom for light-workers seeking to take a Leap of Faith. With her new book, Leap of Faith: How To Build Your Spiritual Business, Colby has created “a revolutionary handbook giving you all the tools and essentials necessary to build a spiritual practice that is fulfilling and abundant.”

Longtime Writestream listeners will remember Colby’s multiple appearances on Just Believe with Lisa Tarves (now Just Believe with Ilene Gottlieb ~ The Heart Healer). On Tuesday, August 23 at 1 PM Eastern, she joins me for Writestream Tuesday to discuss Leap of Faith: How To Build Your Spiritual Business:

Book Poster 11x17 Print ReadyLeap of Faith: How To Build Your Spiritual Business is a revolutionary handbook giving you all the tools and essentials necessary to build a successful Spiritual business that is fulfilling and abundant!
Are you a spiritual lightworker stuck in your day job? Do you have a desire to follow your passion and start your own spiritual business practice? Tired of sitting in an office or settling on your life purpose? If you want to break free from the mundane and live your life purpose, Leap of Faith is your answer!

Leap of Faith: How To Build Your Spiritual Business is a ground breaking self-help book that offers tips, strategies and practical guidance to help you understand how to startup your business, build confidence and achieve results.

Leap of Faith is a break-through book in the spiritual industry giving you the insight as to what is needed so you can get started on your path and stand out among others as a lightworker! Perhaps you’ve entertained the idea of doing spiritual work on a full-time basis but are not sure how to start? Perhaps fear is holding you back from living your dreams or finding your life purpose. If you need courage, faith and understanding as to How To run your own Spiritual Business, this book is your answer.

Leap of Faith covers everything you need to know to take that next step and start your very own business. Leap of Faith includes: branding, marketing, social media, taxation,tax deductions, bookkeeping, legal requirements, headshots, websites, booking systems, business etiquette, and even helps you to determine what business structure is best for your practice.

Leap of Faith is dedicated to providing all of the information you need to build your own successful spiritual business, regardless if your area of expertise is psychic, medium,reiki, crystals, astrology, channeling, angel readings, chakras, energy orhealing.From spirituality to metaphysical, this book is for any lightworker looking to build a successful spiritual business whether you are a startup, web-based, home-based or location based. Leap of Faith covers the areas crucial in distinguishing yourself as a professional in your field and providing a bridge that allows you to create a thriving spiritual practice.

Leap of Faith is an all-inclusive resource providing you with the solid foundation needed to unlock your truest potential and live your dream with abundance.


To listen to the interview, click on this link to Writestream Tuesday: ‘Leap of Faith’ with Colby Psychic Rebel on August 23 at 1 PM Eastern. During the broadcast, call in with your questions at (347) 945-7246.

About Colby Psychic Rebel:

Colby Psychic Rebel.

Colby Psychic Rebel.

Colby is a rebel and trailblazer. Not your stereotypical psychic. She’s an internationally recognized Psychic Medium, Master Teacher, Radio Host and Author. She recently launched her book Leap of Faith: How To Build Your Spiritual Business.

Colby has endured vigorous testing and is a Certified Master Spiritual Teacher of both Psychic and Medium thru the Lisa Williams International School of Spiritual Development (LWISSD). This is both an honor and privilege as she was personally invited to the program by the world-renowned psychic medium Lisa Williams. Furthermore, Colby is a Certified Spiritual Advisor™ Advanced Psychic and Advanced Medium through LWISSD. She has also studied with esteemed masters at the accredited Arthur Findlay College in Standsted, England.

You can listen to Colby on her radio show Psychic REBEL Live on UBNradio.com or catch her podcast Psychic Rebel on itunes. Additionally, she also appears as a guest on Calling Out with Susan Pinsky. Colby is also a published author in the esteemed publications OM Times Magazine and Finer Minds.

Pre-order Leap of Faith: How to Build Your Spiritual Business.

Visit PsychicRebel.com for more information about Colby and her services.

UPDATE: Missed the live episode? Click to listen and discover Colby’s special offer for anyone who pre-orders the book.


Coming Soon from Lisa Tarves – Just Believe: Commonsense Spirituality for the 21st Century

I am beyond thrilled for my dear friend and business partner Lisa Tarves on the impending release of Just Believe: Commonsense Spirituality for the 21st Century. Featuring a sleek new cover (designed by the immensely talented Kia Heavey), updates on professional and personal happenings (including Writestream Radio and Writestream Publishing), and further explanation about spiritual principles like forgiveness, energy vampires, and chakras, this second edition is sure to be a hit!

In my review of Lisa’s first effort Just Believe, I noted:

Part autobiography and part Spirituality 101, Lisa first introduces herself to her readers, sharing in down-to-earth, “real” language her experience as a young child with a remarkable sense of the unseen world and the ability to see and communicate telepathically with angels. Having established herself as a legitimate source of information on the topic, Lisa then delves into various aspects of spirituality with humor and authenticity. Chapters include the aptly named, What the Heck is a Chakra?, Energy Vampires (I immediately recognized several people I know who fulfill one or more of these descriptions), and Those Pesky Little Etheric Cords.

There’s even a rundown on the hierarchy of angels (Archangels and Guardian Angels), a clarification of spirit guides and definitions various psychic abilities. Throughout the book, Lisa’s personality shines through as she moves from topic to topic in her own engaging style.

In this new edition I had the privilege of writing the Foreward, in which I share the story of how Lisa and I met online and eventually partnered up to create Writestream Radio Network and Writestream Publishing. I’m proud to be her friend and business partner and cannot wait until Just Believe: Commonsense Spirituality for the 21st Century is released — hopefully by the end of this week.

Unlike the first book, this gorgeous new cover reflects Lisa’s personality and style perfectly. Great job, Kia Heavey!


Exciting times at Writestream Media. 😉



Writestream Tuesday with author Susyn Blair-Hunt and the Right Wing Riot

Several weeks ago, the beautiful Lisa Tarves hosted psychic, astrologer and author Susyn Blair-Hunt on Just Believe, where she offered free readings to listeners. If you missed Just Believe with Lisa Tarves and Susyn Blair-Hunt, click to listen.


As Lisa’s call screener during these broadcasts, I have the opportunity to listen in. I was very intrigued and impressed by Susyn’s abilities, and the way she interacted with every caller seeking answers.  And since she’s also written a book entitled Tarot Prediction & Divination: Unveiling the Three Layers of Meaning, I decided to invite her onto Writestream Tuesday. During this interview on September 9 at 1 p.m. Eastern, there will be NO live readings; the exclusive focus will be on Susyn – her background, career, book, and knowledge of the metaphysical. I also plan to ask her to clarify the many misconceptions and stereotypes about psychics and psychic ability.

If listeners would like to call in to ask questions about the psychic profession, we welcome them to do so at (347) 945-7246. The chat room will also be open.


In the second hour, The Luminaries of Liberty – Scary Smart, Ms. Always Right and The Prince of Whitebread – ignite the Right Wing Riot, their unique brand of Public Service Satire on the current political and cultural issues facing our country.  Will Aunt Scary Smart read a fairy tale to Pajama Boy? You’ll have to tune in to find out! 😉

Join us for Writestream Tuesday with author Susyn Blair-Hunt and the Right Wing Riot at 1 p.m. Eastern on September 9. 


Film Review: The Gift

TheGiftIn addition to discovering a new appreciation for the 1996 movie Michael, I had the opportunity to watch another old film for the very first time —  The Gift. I have no idea why I missed this when it was released in early 2001 because it’s one of the few movies I’d actually venture into a theater to see. It’s no secret I’m not much of a fan of Hollywood, which is why when they do produce something worthwhile I like to write about it. As with Michael, The Gift was suggested viewing by a friend I spent the past weekend visiting.

Set in the small southern town of Brixton, the movie features Cate Blanchett as Annie Wilson — a young widow and mother of three young boys who also happens to have extrasensory perception. Many townspeople visit her regularly for guidance and comfort, and her readings provide an additional source of income aside from a meager monthly social security paycheck. Unsurprisingly, most of Brixton’s traditionally religious, successful and socially revered residents regard Annie as a “handmaiden of the devil,” a woman who worships Satan and leads her gullible clients to eternal damnation. This stems mainly out of ignorance of how psychic ability actually works and a fully ingrained religious dogma.

But when one of the town’s most prominent and respected businessmen discovers his socialite daughter (played by Katie Holmes) is missing, he pleads with the sheriff to enlist Annie’s help in solving the mystery, along with the young woman’s fiance (played by Greg Kinnear). This initiates a series of intriguing plot twists and turns as Annie simultaneously copes with disturbing visions in her effort to solve the crime, the hostility and ridicule of most of the locals, and her own sons’ emotional issues stemming from the loss of their beloved father in a tragic fire.


Annie’s psychic visions are vindicated in the end.

While Hollywood can’t resist engaging in the typical stereotypes of Southern rednecks — embodied in a brilliant performance by Keanu Reeves as a wife-beating neanderthal — there are also plenty of decent people in Brixton, including Annie’s gal pal Linda (played by Kim Dickens) and a tragic figure named Donny (played to perfection by Giovanni Ribisi) who relies on her counseling and support. Annie herself is a southerner who personifies courage, integrity and grit although there are a few scenes in the film when I felt frustrated by her refusal to stand up for herself and her work. Still, she’s a strong woman, a loving mother and a caring friend who remains stalwart in her beliefs and mission even as she’s demonized by the very people seeking her help. And although never seen on screen, her late husband is remembered fondly as a hardworking man who was devoted to his marriage and family. In fact, there are a few gut-wrenching scenes of Annie’s oldest son falling asleep with old family photo albums featuring pictures of his father strewn across the bed. So while it plays into stereotypes, the film balances it out with plenty of decent characters.

The Gift kept me completely engaged from beginning to end. There are a few surprising twists along the way, one of which is reminiscent of The Sixth Sense. Although there are a few slightly gruesome images for the most part The Gift focuses more on the suspenseful aspect of a murder mystery — something I appreciate as both a writer and a viewer that eschews “blood and guts.” Although Annie’s creepy visions are disturbing, they serve a purpose. And her willingness to fight for justice when she realizes the wrong man has been imprisoned for the crime — a man who’s violently threatened her and her young children — proves the depth of her passion for justice. It would’ve been easy to let the jerk rot in his jail cell but Annie’s conscience won’t allow it. Her quest for the truth nearly leads to her own destruction but the real murderer’s plans are foiled by an unexpected savior.

From what I’ve learned, the film also presents a realistic portrayal of psychic ability — which is NOT an all-knowing, omnipotent power but a gift that requires development through discipline, and the intelligence to interpret messages that are often imparted through symbolism. Although it is a profession often targeted by scammers and schemers seeking to take advantage of the brokenhearted and  downtrodden, the character of Annie creates a positive view of an ordinary woman who just happens to have extrasensory abilities she uses to help others, not hurt them. At times, she’s tortured over the fact that this blessing feels more like a curse when she’s on the receiving end of malicious attacks by others who neither understand, nor approve. Which makes one of the final scenes of the movie all the more poignant when Annie receives confirmation that she is indeed “the soul of the town” and needs to keep on doing what she’s doing.

With a great cast, compelling story and perfectly paced plot, The Gift is a must-see for psychics, skeptics and suspense lovers everywhere.

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