Fargo Holistic Expo 2008: Conversations with our Key Presenters



Noon to 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 20 – "Ghosts, Death and Life after Death": Have you ever wondered why ghosts don’t move on to Heaven after death? Have you worried that your deceased loved ones are stuck here on Earth? And what about Heaven? Wouldn’t you love to hear about Heaven and what it’s like once we die. Come and hear famous ghostbuster Carol Lowell tell you what happens when we die and why some souls choose to stay earth bound. She will also share tips on how you can get rid of a ghost if you have one and help you understand the difference between having a ghost in your house versus a deceased loved one stopping by for a visit. Come and hear great real life stories from this expert on life after death. Tickets are $35. ONLINE TICKETS HERE

Post-Expo Event on Monday, April 21 at Fargo Civic Center – 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Room C – "Hands-on Healing Workshop": In this one-day workshop, Carol will present an intensive on hands-on healing. Already working in the healing field? Join Carol and fine tune your skills. Beginners and advanced are welcome. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. Tickets are $65 in advance or at the door. ONLINE TICKETS HERE

Carol Lowell is co-owner of "The Center for Spiritual Development" located at 323 W. 48th St., Minneapolis, MN 55419. Carol is an Intuitive Hand’s on Healing Practitioner, Psychic, Medium, Ghost Buster, Spiritual Teacher and Speaker. Carol has been featured in Mpls/St. Paul Magazine, Minnetonka Magazine, Rochester Magazine, Star Tribune, WCCO Radio and has co-hosted the radio show "Intuitive Living" on FM107.1 with her business partner Echo Bodine.

What is the key idea you want to share with those who attend your talk?
Carol Lowell:
At the Fargo Holistic Expo, I am going to talk about ghosts, spirits and life after death. People often have misconceptions about ghosts, dying and heaven. They are often thought to be evil or a grand sinner and therefore deserve to be stuck in "limbo" or "purgatory." There are good ghosts and mean ghosts (just as there are good people and bad people). Many ghosts are confused and simply don’t know what to do, especially if they died suddenly, have had mental confusion or were on a lot of medication prior to their death. People with Alzheimer’s and mentally ill people are good examples of this, although they are not in the majority. I would like to help clear up any confusion or misconceptions. I have helped hundreds of ghosts during the past 16 years to cross into the light, which I also refer to as heaven.

Why is it important that people hear what you have to say on this topic?
I was brought up in a Catholic household with my 12 brothers and sisters. As a child, I knew about people without bodies and was confused, because no one ever talked about them. I heard about ghosts, but thought they were supposed to be like Casper in the cartoon. Often as a child, I could not "see" them but could sense them. I would have thoughts or emotions that were not mine, which caused me so much confusion.

I attended Catholic grade school and high school. When I was little, I had all sorts of ideas about death, heaven and reincarnation. A couple of times I asked one of the nuns about this, but the questions sounded odd when they came out of my mouth. She didn’t really understand where I was coming from, so I decided to kept my odd thoughts to myself. I am very fortunate in that I am able to "see" and sense ghosts. Sometimes their energy is really slight and weak so I may not see them right away, but as soon as I walk towards them or into their energy field, I can feel their emotions and then I am able to "see" them. When I look at them and strike up a conversation, they are so surprised.

Helping ghosts cross over is a very rewarding experience. Everyone has a different reason for why they have decided not to cross over. Many of them have heavy burdens. Sometimes they are afraid of people who have harmed them, those who may already be on the other side. Some have religious beliefs that hold them back. Each ghost I have helped has had their own unique story. I am honored and privileged to be a part of their process.

What moment in your life was most instrumental in leading you to where you are now as a spiritual leader?
Years ago when my children were little, slight experiences they would have or would talk about triggered ideas and memories that I had as a child. I had hopes that there was more to life, the world and spirituality than what I was experiencing, so I began reading books written by authors such as Ruth Montgomery and Edgar Cayce. They both talked about communication with deceased spirits and psychic abilities.

One day I was talking to one of my girlfriends about these thoughts, and she suggested I call a psychic named Echo Bodine for a reading. A few months went by and finally I made the call. Echo only knew my first name. Sitting in her office, she told me things about myself that I didn’t have words for in describing my life and my feelings – many things no one could have known. I was blown away!

Before I left Echo’s office, I noticed on the wall that she was advertising a Psychic Development Class to help discover your spiritual gifts. I asked her if she thought this was something I could learn, and she said yes, that anyone interested in the subject is be able to develop their gifts. I left her office, called my sister Joanie and we signed up for classes. By about the third or fourth class, spirits were coming to me asking for help. One female ghost asked if I was of the light and if I could please help her when, suddenly, a beautiful female spirit from the other side showed up to help her – and then they both went into the light. It was such an awesome experience! I felt so blessed to be a part of that process. A few months later I signed up for Echo’s beginning Hands-on Healing class. Often when I am having a conversation with a ghost, my hands will heat up, so I channel them healing energy while we talk.

Why is it important for you, personally, to take part in events like Fargo Holistic Expo?
There are so many people who feel as I did way back when: an empty longing for something, but not knowing what that something is. Many people don’t have the opportunity to meet with a psychic, healer and teacher. I am fortunate to be able to share my personal experiences and spiritual journey with them. Talking with someone in person and meeting them face-to-face is so valuable. Many gifted psychics, healers and teachers will be offering their expertise and sharing many different holistic modalities. I am excited be a part of this wonderful group. We have such a great time laughing, talking and meeting many wonderful new people. I know it will be a wonderful weekend.

What messages from Spirit have you received recently that may be of interest to our readers?
The spirits and guides that watch over me continually encourage me to follow my dreams. Dream it and know that you can achieve it. We all have guardian angels and spirit guides working with us. Even now as I write this, they remind me that they want us to be happy. GOD WANTS US TO BE HAPPY. They want us to have fun. They want us to achieve whatever it is that we desire. If you are feeling stuck and like your life isn’t going anywhere, simply ask them for help. Ask them for guidance. They want to help you.

So if you are driving in your car, turn off your radio. If you are sitting at home on the couch, turn off your TV for a few minutes and talk to them out loud or as thoughts in your head. Ask them for help. What is it you desire? If you don’t know, ask them to show you. Get a note pad and pen, and then write down anything that comes into your mind. Let them help you. I had no idea 18 years ago that I would become a ghostbuster, teacher and healer, let alone a business partner with my teacher and mentor Echo Bodine.

Fargo Holistic Expo 2008 is April 19-20 at Fargo Civic Center, with pre-expo events on Friday, April 18, and post-expo workshops on Monday, April 21. See complete details at Fargo.edgelife.net. Advance tickets are available at Edgelife.net/tickets, or call toll-free 1.888.810.2065.


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