Sunday, September 27, 2015

Observations from the Mall

Do you want a seat to the greatest show on earth?
All you need to do is spend an hour eating a Cindy's Cinnabun in the center of a crowded mall on a Saturday night. Now maybe I was just all jacked up from all that sugar in a frosted cinnamon bun or maybe it was just my 7 Lifepath kicking in but I found this sea of humanity fascinating. As the various sizes, shapes and ages paraded by, I was having a mental conversation in my head of epic proportions.
It kind of went like this:

I saw a young male who couldn't be much more than 16 years old who had probably spent more time on his hair that day than I have in an entire lifetime. His hair was impeccable, dark black with dyed burgundy tips, and not a single hair out of place. He was dressed in skinny jeans and looked like he had stepped out of a fashion magazine. I could not help but wonder why he had to try so hard to look so perfect and it also crossed my mind that those skinny jeans had to be uncomfortable on a male.  Despite all the grooming he appeared very self-conscious  In my head I was reassuring him "You are already perfect."

Shortly after I saw a young woman in her 20s who had a decidedly bigger butt than what is considered beautiful but this lovely young woman had curve fitting jeans that accentuated her ample assets. In my mind I was shouting "YOU GO GIRL!"  It made me happy to see someone who was comfortable with her body and did not dress to hide it but rather dressed to flaunt it. I have to admit I heard Sir Mix-A-Lot singing somewhere in my mind.

There were so many young women with designer purses in the mall that I lost count and wondered what statement they were trying to make by having the purse predominately slung on their body so it would be seen.  Now don't get me wrong, they are beautiful purses but any sane person knows there is little difference between the 500.00 purse and the 50.00 purse except for the designer label itself. I wanted to ask " Does having an expensive purse made you feel any better about yourself?"  I do know from previous experiences and having a daughters who have expensive purses that you do get better service in stores. Maybe that is the point. I don't know. I admit I do not understand the lure of it all. My feeling is " Hey, if you want to make Michael Kors rich, then have at it."

Which brings me to my absolute favorite who was the little girl who insisted in dressing like a princess to go to the mall. Her pink tutu and sparkly shoes were adorable.  She did not care that no one else was dressed like a princess and she beamed at everyone she passed while adjusting her crooked little princess crown. She was oblivious to the stares of strangers and I cheered her on in my head by saying "Always be who you are and I am happy you know you are a princess, I also hope you do not change and grow up someday and start to worry about what other people think."
 Hopefully she will opt not to buy a designer purse when she grows up and is subject to peer pressure but instead, be totally cool with some sparkly hot mess of a purse that reflects her adorable personality.

You can learn a great deal from eating a cinnamon bun in the center of the mall on a Saturday night and sometimes your teacher comes in a tiny little package.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

I Am Not a Medium but I Play One on TV

Not so long ago as I was finishing a Numerology Reading for a client, he had an unusual request. He said to me " Alison, I know you are not a Medium but my Dad passed away last year and I was wondering if you could possibly see if you could get a message from him?"

Now I know I have intuitive talents but I prefer to focus on Numerology because that is where I feel I can be most helpful for my clients. It is also very important to me to be accurate in my readings so I tend to shy away from Mediumship where my insight tends to be hit or miss. Still, he had practically given me permission to fail and seeing he had no expectations, I was willing to give it a try.

I closed my eyes and asked his Father to come with a message for his son. Almost instantly, I saw a picture of a shiny Lincoln penny, clear as a bell. In my mind I was thinking "HOW LAME!" because, many psychics and mediums tell people that finding a penny is a sign from Heaven all the time. Really a penny???  I was frustrated.

I once again asked his Dad to give me a message for his son and immediately I got another picture. This time I got the image of  something we probably all did in kindergarten around President's Day. I saw a silhouette of Abraham Lincoln cut out from construction paper and pasted on a paper plate.
I was irked at that point and felt like a failure and I hesitated to tell my client what I was seeing but I heard a voice that said "JUST SAY IT."
So lame or not, I told my client that I was seeing a Lincoln penny and also the silhouette of Lincoln on a paper plate and I felt that the message was "one looked like the other".
Suddenly there was dead silence on the other line.

After my client composed himself, he thanked me for such a profound and amazing message and of course, I was not onboard with his sentiments. He went on to explain to me that his father looked like Abraham Lincoln and was not necessarily pleased about that because his father did not think Lincoln was particularly handsome. His son, my client, liked to joke with his Dad about this so every year when he sent his father a Birthday card, he taped a Lincoln penny to the card.

Oh yes , I was astonished.

There is a point to this story and hopefully it will help some of you who are working on developing your own psychic abilities. When you get a message, you have to trust in what you receive.  As soon as your mind steps in and tries to rationalize the message, or manipulate it, you are allowing your ego to interfere. Just be in the flow of the message without judgement.  Go with the message you receive without trying to interpret or edit it.
Yes Abraham Lincoln's "look- alike" and his son taught me that.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015


If you are a young adult who is experiencing cyber-bullying , I want you to know that I am sending you love and support.

I want you to know there are more people who want to help you than the ones who want to hurt you. Please Google "cyber bullying" and you will see. Maybe you would be happy to know there are over 10 million websites on the internet that want to help you. I promise you that there are more good people than bad.

I wish I could give you a hug and tell you not to worry. I wish I could explain to you that people who bully are insecure and probably have had some life experiences that made them so mean. I know that is not an excuse for their behavior but maybe you could feel a little sorry for them. They are only hurting themselves not you. They are cowards.

Please do not suffer in silence. Tell somebody. Ask for help. You will find it.

Do not allow what they say to make you feel bad about yourself. Don't give them that power over you. They are the ones with the problem, not you. I promise you that this is something that will not last and someday you will realize it made you stronger.

I know it is easier said than  done but you can do it.
Be brave and be fearless. They have nothing on you! You are amazing and all kinds of wonderful !
I want you to know that you have a friend in me.

Hang in there...Alison

Here are a few websites you might find helpful:

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Your New Year’s Resolution Based Upon Your Personal Year Number

It is a beginning of a New Year and we all make our resolutions to try to better our lives in the upcoming year and my wish for all of you this year is that you resolve to be kinder, more loving and more tolerant of each other but do not forget to be equally kind, loving and tolerant of yourself. Be true to yourself and live your life joyfully by being exactly who you are. Celebrate your uniqueness. Love yourself with abandon.
Each day, resolve to greet each person you meet with respect and the same love. 
Know we all are on a Divine Journey and our souls have different agendas. By simply allowing, we show the greatest wisdom and love.
As you begin the New Year, I encourage you to spend a little time in thought. Focus on yourself.  Where do you see yourself in the future and how do you get there? What are your dreams and aspirations? It is time to set some goals about what you want to achieve in

2015 but please remember they do not have to be lofty goals. Too often we set ridiculously high goals and become discouraged and give up.  I want you to realize you can arrive at your destination taking one baby step at a time. Try to remember you are not in competition with anyone but yourself and ultimately, life is about being the best version of who you are. 

With all that being said, I will give you some suggestions for your New Year Resolutions based upon Numerology and your Personal Year Number. For those of you unfamiliar with Numerology, it is an ancient Divination tool founded upon the teachings of Pythagoras which uses your Date of Birth and Name at Birth to gain insight into your soul’s journey in this lifetime. If you do not know your Personal Year Number, you are welcome to visit this page which will give you an easy explanation on how to find it.

1 Personal Year: Resolve to be open to new opportunities and be ready to take action when they present themselves. 

2 Personal Year: Resolve to be patient and allow things to evolve. Good things come to those who wait 

3 Personal Year: 
Make your smile your most important accessory this year. Go forth and be creative and express yourself. 

4 Personal Year: 
Your resolution for 2015 should be “I will not procrastinate and I will be more efficient and organized this year.”

5 Personal Year: 
Resolve to step outside of your comfort zone and be more adventurous. Don't be afraid of making changes. 

6 Personal Year: 
Open your heart to give and receive love. Make your loved ones a priority. Know your kindness this year will bring you many blessings. 

7 Personal Year: 
Resolve to make a deeper connection to your soul this year. Meditate and look for insight. If life slows down, embrace it and know it is time to rest and rejuvenate. 

8 Personal Year:
You will receive recognition for your achievements this year but most importantly, take some time to reflect upon your journey that brought you to where you are. Acknowledge the goals you set and the effort it took to achieve them. 

9 Personal Year: 
Resolve not to hold on to negative attachments. Understand that this year represents a letting go of what no longer serves you. 

11 Personal Year:
Pay attention to serendipitous signs and messages and look for insight and guidance when they appear. 

22 Personal Year:
 Resolve to maintain a high degree of focus and discipline this year. Your hard work will pay off in the near future. 

I wish you Abundant Blessings in 2015!~

Alison Baughman first discovered Numerology as a child, studied it for a lifetime and began her professional career as a Numerologist in 1999. Today, Alison is a professional Numerologist, Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Master, author, lecturer, and radio personality. She is the author of the highly rated book on Numerology "Speaking to Your Soul Through Numerology" available at For more information, or to schedule Alison for an interview, please visit visiblebynumbers/contact. html or email alison [at] visiblebynumbers [dot] com.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

2015 An 8 Universal Year

2015 An 8 Universal Year

The 8 Universal Year begins January 1st, 2015.  When we are discussing the Universal Year, it is important to note that it applies to every country and every person on the planet and will set the tone for our collective experience in 2015.

This 8 Universal Year emphasizes everything having to do with money and it is time to get the world’s financial house in order. The 8 has the potential to make this a very prosperous year for the world economy but the 8 can also represent a Karmic reckoning. Wrongs will be righted under the influence of the 8.  Major companies will be held accountable for any illegal business practices and will pay a hefty price for their behavior which can result in bankruptcies, lower profits and loss of revenue.  Unstable economies will be forced to correct themselves. Japan, Greece, China and European economies are already experiencing difficulties which need to be addressed.  Banking Institutions not built on sound financial practices will fail or have to correct their problems. We can expect major fluctuations in world stock markets. Pay careful attention to the stock markets in the months of May and September 2015.

I liken this year to the old saying “robbing Peter to pay Paul” but this is the year Peter is going to call you out on it. Peter knows you robbed him and wants his money back, is suing you and he has God representing him in court.

 Lower oil prices are good for the economy because everyday people will benefit from lower gas and heating costs. This trend will continue in 2015. On the flip side of that coin, lower oil price cause a crisis for some oil producing countries and also undermines the cost effectiveness of fracking for natural gas in the US which has been an economic boom in recent years. Both can destabilize economies.  I do feel the US economy will show improvement by the end of the year but it will be a bumpy ride getting there because the US economy is directly affected by the world economy.

There will be major competition between big businesses and those in a position of power. The 8 does not have a problem with ego and can sometimes that ego gets over-inflated and goes on a power trip. We will be hearing a lot of bragging and embellishing of actual assets. There will be power struggles. It will be interesting to see how big business vies for even greater profits. There will be emphasis on materialism and luxury items such as expensive real estate and automobiles and I am sure we will hear a great deal about wealthy CEOs and their bonuses. We will see many businesses grow, hear of great success stories and also hear of businesses going bankrupt. It bears repeating again, greed, unethical behavior and lack of good judgment from the past will be dealt with in 2015 and it isn’t going to be pretty for some people and businesses.  2015 also holds the potential for major success stories and economic growth for some so the news is not all bad.

The 8 Universal Year will also show stark contrast between the “haves and the have nots”.  We may be witnessing more protests as everyday people demonstrate their resentment and anger at injustices.  48 million Americans live in poverty and I expect we will hear from them in the upcoming year. There will be protests calling for fair wages and benefits. Walmart do you hear me?  Power will be challenged and in doing so, shed a light upon unethical business practices. The current protests over police brutality will continue because it is a power struggle and there have been injustices in the past.  We can even expect government protests. It is time to right some wrongs in the world and humanity is set to call attention to them.

The current Ebola crisis has not been in the news of late but I expect that will not be the case for 2015. Ebola is an 8 and we are in an 8 Universal Year which brings me to the conclusion that next year is energetically supportive of Ebola. Stocks related to travel such as airlines; hotels, cruise lines and resorts will suffer repercussions economically if this comes to pass. There will also be opportunistic monetary surges in stocks related to hazmat gear and medical supplies used to combat the Ebola outbreak.

With all that being said the 8 is the ultimate problem solver and can find solutions to problems that have been plaguing the world for some time now. Goals will be set for achievements to be attained next year and into the future. The 8 year, although tumultuous, is leading us one step closer to a better world to live in. In order to build a better world, you have to tear down and deconstruct obstacles that stand in your way. This is all part of that process.

On a personal level, you should use the energy of the 8 Universal Year to get your individual financial house in order. Take some time to review your finances. Make sure you are making sound financial decisions and not living beyond your means. Check your credit card statements to make sure there are no fraudulent charges and order a copy of your credit score and review it for accuracy.  You may want to change your passwords online if you have not done so recently.  Set some financial goals for the future such as paying off debt or putting more money in savings or retirement accounts. This is not a time to live beyond your means or make a risky investment but rather, be cautious. Please be careful of fraudulent emails and phone calls asking for money for one reason or another because there will be plenty of them. Do your due diligence to investigate before you act. If you have elderly parents or grandparents who are not internet savvy, you may want to have a talk with them as they are the ones who most often fall prey to con artists.

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Alison Baughman first discovered Numerology as a child, studied it for a lifetime and began her professional career as a Numerologist in 1999. Today, Alison is a professional Numerologist, Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Master, author, lecturer, and radio personality. She is the author of the highly rated book on Numerology "Speaking to Your Soul Through Numerology" available at For more information, or to schedule Alison for an interview, please visit visiblebynumbers/contact. html or email alison [at] visiblebynumbers [dot] com.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Do Dogs Reincarnate?

I rescued Roxy ( photo on right ) from a puppy mill many years ago. She died of congestive heart failure in 2011. Max was born sometime after that. I can not express in words how my heart never healed from loosing her. She was my devoted and constant companion.

I signed up to receive emails from a Yorkie Rescue group right after Roxy passed and have looked at many dogs over the past few years with the thought of adopting another rescue. I can honestly say, none of them motivated me to fill out the adoption papers. I assumed I was not ready until I saw Max. There was just "something" about him. The next thing I knew, I was adopting him.

He reminds me of her in so many ways. Max was scared but he really enjoyed the ride home the day we picked him up. I remember Roxy did too. Both Roxy and Max had never seen the outside world and something as simple as walking on grass had to be introduced to them. Puppy mill dogs don't play with toys and they do not know what treats are. They have to learn. To them, humans were not kind and I am quite sure they had never been petted in a loving way. When you rescue a puppy mill dog, you have to go slow and build trust. Roxy taught me that and it helped me with Max.

Something as simple as a bath can be traumatic.
Roxy required a lot of grooming. Most Yorkies do. She always seemed to enjoy me fussing over her and allowed me to comb her out and even cut her hair when needed. I was surprised that Max seemed to like it too. He almost fell asleep the first time I groomed him because he was so relaxed. Once again, he reminded me of her. Even the way he looked up at me as if to ask "am I ok?" was exactly what Roxy used to do.

A few nights ago, I had a dream. In the dream I took Roxy to the vet for a check-up. They told me she was sick and they gave her a shot and took her out back for more tests. I got upset when they did not bring her back to me. I remember screaming in agony" Give me back my dog!!!  Give me back my dog!!" over and over again. I was ready to tear the place apart because I was so frantic.

In the dream, I went out back and saw the cages where they kept the dogs. I saw her and scooped her up in my arms. In the few moments afterwards, I was filled with such love for my little girl. I was happy to hold her again and on some level, I knew this was a dream and I knew she had passed. I realized she was visiting me from afar.

 I looked back down at Roxy and her color changed and I then realized I was holding Max. It was at that point, I woke up. I was dumbstruck by the realization of the meaning of the dream.

They did indeed give me back my dog.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

How to Live with the Overachiever in You

Did you know that if you Google “the key to success” you get almost 20 million websites? Every one of them focuses on ambition, money, power and success.

I happen to be one of those people who quit watching Oprah on TV because it was just too exhausting to try to be perfect all the time. I felt besieged on a daily basis to lose weight, eat healthy, be beautiful, make money and have a successful career to the point that my self-esteem began to suffer. There was so much to do to improve myself and so little time in the day! I do credit Oprah for introducing me to Egyptian cotton sheets which are truly worth the extra cost but she did fail to convince me that a Louis Vuitton was worth 40 times the cost of regular piece of luggage. At some point I realized I was good enough, inexpensive luggage and all.

The concept that a house is just a box you keep your “stuff” in resonates with me. The more stuff you have, the bigger your box. The bigger your box, the harder you have to work to keep it and you may end up working so hard that you do not have any time to enjoy all your cool stuff.  After all, how many TVs can you watch or how many cars can you drive at any given time? How does that saying go? All the money in the world cannot make you happy? Being driven by the concept that success equals money and possessions can leave you feeling empty in the end.

Perhaps what you consider to be achievements is the way to approach the overachiever in you. Define what success means to you. When your life is said and done, you cannot take possessions with you. If you have love in your life, emotional well-being, a deep connection to your spiritual side and quality of character, you are very successful. If you take time out of your day to appreciate the little things in life, you are ahead of the game.  Your accomplishments may not change the world but they do make it a better place to live in. If you came to realize what makes you happy in life and spend a great time doing that, you are the most successful of all. Perhaps that is the greatest achievement you can aspire to.