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Barb Mather Psychic Medium

Rise of the Phoenix – Part 2

Although clients still tell me they love my style, and would like to see more of me, and I am still busy doing readings, although much less during the past five years, I decided instead to pull my energy inward.

I turned down all interviews….all requests for radio, TV, or live appearances.

Amongst the most stressful time of my life over the past five years, somewhere along the line, I fell in love and married a wonderful man who continues to love and support me, my family, and my career. Without any public announcements to anyone, my three daughters and I packed up and moved to British Columbia where I worked on healing my soul by throwing myself into the gorgeous mountains and country air. On a rare occasion (well ok most days), you might have seen a posted picture of me in my rubber boots, no make-up on, and no hair done perfectly as you see in my professional glamorous photo shots.

But what you will see is the shadow of my smile coming back while I take in the fresh air, stunning scenery, while walking the dog or feeding our chickens.

Many people were extremely surprised at my sudden and quiet disappearance. Then again, the ones who really know me know that I always did take risks.

This time, however – I was taking the risk to open up. I still believe in fairy tales.

People always say to me “Nothing’s ever gonna change!” or “Oh God! I made another bad decision! I’m pregnant at age ___” or “I’m always choosing the wrong person (or job)!”

I say to my clients, “YOU have that power to change your life! You just have to start somewhere.”

Although I do my best to remain modest and humble, I know I am strong. I am also deeply grateful to be blessed with a gift and wisdom that can help others during their own personal storms and life changes.

But there is nothing at all special or different about me, than you.

I grew up on welfare. I don’t come from money. I grew up in a small fishing community. Emotions of depression, abuse, suicidal tendencies, bullying…..I’ve had A LOT of obstacles. I could’ve easily have been a drug addict or drank myself to death. I made so many mistakes….
I just don’t allow them to direct my life.

I will always have that sparkle in my eye, and a fighting fiery spirit inside that refuses to give up! Although I may whine just a bit…ok a lot, but I will continue to be my diva self.

So how do we come back from Ground Zero, when your whole world as you know it has been shaken? When the ones you love are hurting or have passed on, leaving a gaping hole in your heart?

  • Set boundaries
  • Disregard those who steal your energy
  • Take a mental health day once in awhile
  • Pull your energy inward rather than spreading it too thin all around you
  • Spend time in Nature, around animals, and things that feed your soul
  • Get enough rest, fresh air, good food, exercise, and water
  • Be around those who make you laugh, and make you feel Loved
  • Pray to your angels, guides, and to Whom or Whatever is your Source
  • Be creative. Throw yourself into your art, music, writing, cooking, or whatever connects you to Spirit & your Soul
  • Have and set personal goals
  • Be honest with yourself
  • As for the passing of a loved one…I continue to live in the way they would want me to, even though I have my sad moments (and I allow myself to be sad), I don’t give myself permission to stay there.

I’ve had my rest. And, as usual – once again, I’m ready to give my best.
After a five year hiatus (mostly),

This is my “somewhere”.

And, Wow! What a beautiful, powerful place to be.

Through the devastation, the darkness, the cold and hard times, I found my peace, my healing, my strength, and my way, deeper within than I even knew existed. I had reserves of that fiery Warrior we all have inside, and she is vibrant, fierce, and very much alive.

I feel intuitively NOW is the time! Keep your eyes and ears open, stalkers….

Like the Phoenix Rising from the Ashes….

Get Ready Because this Mystical Creature is Coming Back Stronger Than Ever Before!!



  • Pat Burton

    HI Barb, my name is Pat Burton and I knew Jody quite a while ago. Anyway my oldest granddaughter Chelsey(Jody knows her) had a terrific accident on Dec 13, she went through a stop sign and hit a truck on her way to work early in the morning, there were 3 fellows in the truck and 2 of them died. She was in hospital in intensive care for a few weeks with tubes running out of her lungs, broken ribs ,smashed elbow and stiches in her face. I am pretty worried about her mental state. We are in Arizona right now and I try to keep in touch with her almost every day but she just does not talk very much to me, maybe because I am old I am not sure. She has been staying with her mother and Justin about every other week right now. Tell Jody, Justin is still living in the same place and is just as slimy as ever. I am not sure what else to tell you but my heart aches for her, she is just 24 and has a lot of years to live with this. Have a good day
    Would you say hi to Jody for me, please.

    • Barb Mather

      Hello Pat, thanks for taking the time to leave a comment on the website. What you are going through is incredibly hard and I can’t even begin to imagine the emotional pain, however, it seems like you’re doing all that you possibly can. She is, more than likely, going through her own ordeal with trying to come to terms with what has happened. We can’t possibly talk her into a better place mentally, except keep understanding – and not trying to ‘help’ by saying what she probably already knows. When she is ready to talk, then she knows she has a person that understands to turn to and that’s very important.
      In time, she will be ok…not the same, but just ok. For now, that’s all we can hope for.
      ~ Barb Mather

  • Gwen

    Excellent, Barb! I smiled as I read this post. Yep, you’re a fighter and a winner! And yes, you are right, we all have that capacity but we must choose to — USE it! Good on ya! Enjoy that fresh B.C. air and I’m excited to hear what else you have in the works! Great new site by the way!

  • Tara

    Thank you! What wonderful posts you’ve made. Really inspiring…

    • Barb Mather

      Thank you Tara. Life in general is stressful and I for one understand this. There are lots who feel that with this skill of intuition that life should be perfect, but life happens to everyone. Just because we experience a loss, doesn’t mean we don’t grieve the same, or that we don’t struggle with depression/anxiety, etc.
      We put one foot in front of another some days, and some days that’s all we can do and that’s enough…perhaps we need to be kind to others as well as ourselves, xo
      ~ Barb Mather
      Psychic Medium

  • Rosemary Gareau

    Hi Barb ,thank you for sharing your fellings. I am so sorry for the lost of your mom( you help to connect me with my late mom 5 years ago after she passed away ,it gaved me great comfort) I understand your pain of losing your mom,its devastating,you learn to live with it ,but you never the same. I hope your brother is in better health. I am sorry also that you went through a devastating divorce. I am happy you found love again . You take care ,enjoy your life ,your love ,your family and beautiful British Columbia. You are wish the best of everything. We had 2 sessions in the past ,someday i will have another one when you in Saskatoon.

    • Barb Mather

      Thank you so much Rosemary for your comment. Yes, it truly isn’t the same but knowing she’s in spirit, happy, back with her own mother and family helps. It is so much different of course, like you said. The pain has lessened, the tears still do come at times. Life is an adventure.

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