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Monday, January 31, 2011

February's 5 Free Skype Or Phone Readings

Starting this February I am offering 5 free Skype or phone readings. The first 5 people to respond to this offer will get a free 30-minute reading during the month of February. PLUS, I can...for no extra charge...send a MP3 recording of your reading to you via e-mail. Send your request with the type of reading you prefer to my e-mail address: spinningjenny57@hotmail. If you have a webcam and are signed up with Skype, this is as close to an in-person reading as we can presently get. Skype-to-Skype does not cost anything for either of us. If you do not have a webcam, a phone reading is instead offered. In either case, we simply agree on a day/time that is convenient for each of us. With regards to phone readings, if you are one of the 5, you will be required to call me on the day and at the time we agree upon.

I will list the first names of the first five people who respond to this offer on this post. Once the five people are listed, that's it for the FREE readings for that particular month. I'll re-post this offer at the beginning of each month and the process will begin again. One free reading per year, per individual, please. However, do tell your friends and family about the offer.

Please note that now that I am in seminary (see My First Week Of School), I can count my Skype/phone readings for my homework reading requirement. I will send a brief questionnaire t0 each person who requests a reading to kindly fill out and send back to me after they receive their reading. These questionnaires are then handed in to my teachers as proof that a reading has been completed.

An additional service of free distance healing energy work (distance Reiki) will be offered to all who request a Skype/phone reading. This is optional on your part but hopefully something that you will desire. Once your reading is done and the questionnaire is filled out, I will set up a 1/2 hour time slot with you to facilitate the distance healing energy work. Again, I can use this energy work for my healing homework assignment and so will ask that you fill out a brief questionnaire relating to it.

#1. Loraine ~ completed
#2. Liz ~ completed
#3. Caroline ~ completed
#4. Patti ~ completed
#5. Mildred ~ completed

Thank you! I look forward to doing a reading and healing energy work for YOU!

Please note that Empath Readings are still available for a fee. See the right sidebar of this blog for more information about Empath Readings.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sharing What You See, Hear, and Know!

Patti is a friend, fellow spinner, and Reiki practitioner. I received a lovely, uplifting, e-mail from her recently that she has agreed to allow me to share. Thank you, Patti. I think it's particularly helpful for those of us who worry about sharing what we see, hear, and know. If you're nudged to tell someone what you're experiencing, please consider doing so! When we share, the benefits outweigh the potential risk involved.

Patti wrote:
I attended a spinning workshop in Harveyville, KS, south west of Topeka, KS. I had a great time. One of the 16 spinners there taking the class with me was an energy worker, Laura; she said what type of energy she used, but I was not familiar with it on Friday night. I did not say anything about me and Reiki.

On Sunday afternoon she came up to me and seemed embarrassed about something, but she wanted to tell me something as she was so excited. I finally got her to tell me that on Saturday she saw three symbols over my head and an entity over my left shoulder! She kept apologizing for seeing something so personal and was embarrassed if I didn't believe what she had to say. I told her I was a Reiki Master; she visibly exhaled relief! I asked her what the symbols looked like and what color. She said she saw sticks and squiggly symbols, and there were 3 of them, Chinese looking. I told her they must be Reiki symbols I used, and that I always asked for angel help when I did Reiki. Again, she was so relieved - YES, it was an angel over your shoulder! She didn't know which angel. She again said she hesitated to say angel because so many people wouldn't admit to knowing angels were around us. Laura had never used Reiki, so didn't know the symbols.

I asked, again, what was the color of what you saw? She said bright gold. And, she also said it was so obvious above my head that she asked the lady sitting next to her if she saw what she was seeing! They had been talking earlier of energy work, so the other lady also knew something. She said, yes, she saw gold, but nothing real clear.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

A Number 9 Kind Of Year

A recent e-mail from my beloved friend and teacher, ravenstar, was so helpful to me, I felt it had to be shared. Thankfully, she agreed that it could be posted on my blog. Hugs to you, ravenstar!

Here's a website link that you may find interesting, especially if numerology is as fascinating to you as it is to me. It will help you calculate your own personal year cycle: Soulful Living

Now as for me, here's what ravenstar shared. It resonated deeply within me...

You're in a 9 year cycle. Your last birthday December 21, 2010 (1 + 2 + 2 +1 + 2 + 1 + 0) = 9
The 9 year cycle brings you to the end of a complete nine year cycle of your life. This is a time of completing unfinished business, reaching conclusions, tying up loose ends, and cleaning up behind you. These actions will enable you to step into the next nine years of your life without the pressure of unresolved matters of the past pulling you back.
Everything happens for a reason Jenny. In this case, you're moving to a new level...which you already know. Speaking esoterically...in Hebrew, nine is called Tzaddi (Tsaw-Day); its hieroglyph means 'fishing hook'. Fish in esoteric teachings means 'food for the Initatie'. The fishing hook is the FORCE that draws us and connects us to the Spiritual...it's about a higher and nobler purpose.
Jesus was this drawing power when he taught his disciples to be 'fishers among men'. The fishing hook can also be words from a guiding teacher or minister (school)...or it can be from an awakening within us. Ring any bells? Fishing hook also has to do with taste and swallowing...if we like the taste, we swallow the belief pattern...it's like eating the right foods to keep our body healthy. We could also swallow a belief pattern that isn't us!
9 is also a humanitarian number. The 9 is the hermit's lamp that lights the way...it holds all the numbers before it...it speaks of understanding and feelings of brotherly love and spiritual dedication. 9 is able to draw from all the previous numbers...it has been called 'the stage where the drama unfolds'. Turn 9 upside down and you have 6...the voice that must be heard. Pythagoras called 9 'good and evil.' Being enlightened, 9 should understand and balance the two. You see, 9 is all about LOVE in its highest and sees only GOOD...this offsets the pendulum, causing it to swing the other way. When good and evil are eclipsed we see the Truth in a situation...AND SAG is the 9th planet of the zodiac!!! So Phew! Talk of a double whammy!
A 9 year says there will be alterations as well as improvements to all areas of your life, even though you may not see it now, when the 'old' is released, life suddenly becomes a much lighter experience...as well as being understood and enjoyed. So there ya have it!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

My Resume

I'm being nudged to post my resume on my blog. I have no idea why. Folks...whoever they may be...will be able to access it via a link on the right sidebar. Ya know, sometimes you just go with whatever Spirit is telling you to do. Hey, maybe readers will find it wildly interesting, eh?! LOL! I'll remove my "Published Ponderings" on the sidebar and replace it with this full-blown resume. Note that wherever there are gaps in years of employment, I was working at whatever job I could get to pay the bills: retail clerk; office assistant (once at Wesleyan University's Campus Center and once for a Community Action Head Start program); accounts payable (Eesh! Heaven help this math-disabled-person-that-I-am so I don't have to do THAT again...); milk mom; bingo caller; you-name-it; etc. And if one wants to go back to pre-1980, the year I was married, we can include resident assistant at the University of Detroit, barmaid, mail room helper, dental assistant (Again, eesh...), photographer at Olan Mills, up-front product promoter at Hickory Farms, and counter girl at a bakery. Here goes...

Jeannine Bakriges
spinningjenny57@hotmail.com


Education:

2010-2012 Fellowships of the Spirit, Lily Dale, New York
As of June 2012, I was ordained by FOTS as a Minister in the Spiritualist Church and a Certified Metaphysician.

1981 The University of Detroit, Detroit, Michigan
B.A.: Art Education K-12 (Magna cum laude)

Recent Employment:

2012-present Psychic Medium, Ordained Minister, and Certified Metaphysician 
Participating in psychic fairs, expos, and other events as a reader, platform/gallery-style reader, speaker, and visiting minister

2012-present Co-writing book with a longtime, well-known psychic medium from the midwest

2011-present Substitute teacher in local schools

1997-Dec.'10 Self-employed author and instructor
Wrote first book, Authored magazine articles and chapters in books, Taught workshops nationally 'til '08 when I stopped to put all effort into finishing my book

2002-Dec.'05 Adams Farm, Wilmington, Vermont
Resident Fiber Artist, Fiber Program Development/Implementation,
Production Dyeing, Spinning and Knitting Instructor

2002-Dec.04 The Copper Moth, co-founder and co-owner
Natural Dyeing on silk and other fibers for handspinners

2001-2002 Green Mountain Spinnery, Putney, Vermont
Finishing Department, Yarn Development, Pattern Editing

1995-1998 Black Creek Pioneer Village, Toronto & Region Conservation Authority, Downsview, Ontario, Canada
Historical Interpreter, Hand Spinner, Natural Dyer, Rag Rug Weaver

Publications:

2011 "Seven Drafting Techniques." Interweave Knit & Spin: 38-41 (Special Issue 2011).

2011 "Funky Faroese Socks." Interweave Knit & Spin: 93-95 (Special Issue 2011).

2010 Spinning Around - Spinning, Dyeing & Knitting Elizabeth Zimmermann's Classics. Published Dec. 2010. Elizabeth Mrofka, layout. Meg Swansen, publisher. Wisconsin: Schoolhouse Press.

2010 "Drafting Techniques: The long and short of it." Spin-Off 34/2: 64-67 (Summer).

2009 “Seven Drafting Techniques.” Spin-Off 33/4: 66-70 (Winter).

2009 “Indigo and Lichen Beret.” All New Homespun Handknit: 25 Small Projects to Knit with Handspun Yarn, by Amy Clarke Moore. Colorado: Interweave Press.

2008 Daddy's Little Girl: Stories of the Special Bond Between Fathers and Daughters. Gregory Lang, editor. New York: HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. A few of my personal stories are embedded in the text.

2007 "Spider Scarf."Article co-written with Beth-Ann Vogt. Spin-Off 31/2: 58-62 (Summer).

2005 "Sun Kissed Dyeing." Spin-Off 29/2: 68-72 (Summer). "Snazzy Solar-Brewed Half-Mitts." Spin-Off 29/2: 74-76 (Summer).

2005 KnitLit the Third. "Eye of the Grouse." Linda Roghaar and Molly Wolf, editors. New York: Three Rivers Press/Random House.

2004 "Significant Soy." Spin-Off 28/1: 46-47 (Spring). "Soy Shells Shawlette." Spin-Off 28/1: 42-44 (Spring).

2004 KnitLit Too. "Knit Two Together." Linda Roghaar and Molly Wolf, editors. New York: Three Rivers Press/Random House.

2003 "Sister Sweaters." Article co-written with Susan Krahling. Spin-Off 27/4: 36-42 (Winter).

2003 "Naturally Dyed Funky Faroese Socks." Spin-Off 27/2: 80-83 (Summer).

2002 "Scandinavian-Inspired Mittens and Hat." Article co-written with Deborah Newton. Spin-Off 26/2: 66-72 (Summer).

2001 "Dog's Paw Shawl." Article co-written with Nancy Bush. Spin-Off 25/3: 54-60 (Fall).

2001 "A Collaboration Between a Handspinner and a Sweater Designer."Article and cover photo, co-written with Meg Swansen. Spin-Off 25/1:62-67 and cover (Spring).

2000 "Drop Spindle Basics." Photographic demonstration of drop spindle techniques reprinted from feature article by Rita Buchanan. Spin-Off 19/1: 54-59 (Spring). Reprinted in A Handspindle Treasury - 20 Years of Spinning Wisdom from Spin-Off Magazine. Colorado:
Interweave Press.

2000 "Bobble-cuffed Socks." In Handspun Treasures from Rare Wools, Deborah Robson, editor. Colorado: Interweave Press.

2000 Winning entry in the traveling "Save the Sheep Exhibit," produced by Interweave Press. "Bobble-cuffed Socks" were chosen as one of 29 touring pieces that were shown in the various galleries and museums throughout the U.S. through 2002.

1999 "Shaded Lattice." In Tops with a Twist, Judith Durant, editor. Colorado: Interweave Press.

1999 Three original hats included in traveling slide show produced by Interweave Press: "Indigo and Lichen Tam," "Shaded Lattice," and "Turkish Patterned Pillbox Hat."

1998 "The Briefcase Charkha." Indian charkha spinning overview. Ontario Handspinners and Weavers Bulletin 41/1: 8,10 (Spring).

1997 "Spinning and Dyeing in Haliburton." Haliburton School of the Arts. Ontario Handspinners and Weavers Bulletin 40/1: 28-29 (Spring).

1995 "Drop Spindle Basics." Photographic demonstration of drop spindle techniques in feature article by Rita Buchanan. Spin-Off 19/1: 54-59 (Spring).

1993 "Spin-Off Challenge." Rose and leaf tam. Spin-Off 17/4: 98-99
(Winter).

Reviews:

2008 Coat of Many Scrumbles: Or Just Stop Worrying and Sew the Dang Things Together. By Prudence Mapstone and 64 Members of the International Free Form Crochet Guild. Brisbane, Australia, 2007. 100 pgs. Spin-Off 32/2: 20-21 (Spring).

2003 Sweaters from Camp. By Amy Detjen, Meg Swansen, and Joyce Williams. Pittsville, Wisconsin, 2002. 215 pgs. Spin-Off 27/3: 16 (Fall).

2003 Handpaint Country. Narrated by Cheryl Potter. Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 2002. 233 pgs. Spin-Off 27/1: 19 (Spring).

Selected Teaching Experience:

'99-'08 "Learn to Spin." 3-day intensive workshop. Harrisville Designs. Harrisville, New Hampshire.

'02-'08 "Beginning Spinning Plus." 3-day intensive workshop. Fletcher Farm School for the Arts and Crafts. Ludlow, Vermont.

'04-'08 "Hand Spindling." Fletcher Farm School for the Arts & Crafts. Ludlow, Vermont.

2007 "New Age Fibers," "Thick, Medium and Thin," "Wheel Plying for Beautiful Yarns." The Spinning Loft, Howell, Michigan.

2007 "A Knitter's Thick, Medium and Thin Spinning Intensive." Harrisville, New Hampshire.

2007 "Fiber Prep." 2-day workshop. Harrisville Designs. Harrisville, New Hampshire.

2006 "Silken Fibers" and "New Age Fiber Sampler." SOAR. Tahoe City, California.

2006 "Silken Fibers." Peters Valley Craft Center. Layton, New Jersey.

2006 "Hand Spindling," "Wheel Plying for Beautiful Yarns," "Spinning a Specific Size Yarn," "Solar Dyeing Lecture." Fiberfest at Lake Metroparks Farmpark. Kirtland, Ohio.

2006 "Solar Dyeing Lecture," "Solar Panel Workshop," "Wheel Plying Workshop." Nutmeg Spinners. Asnuntuck, Connecticut and Winsted, Connecticut.

2006 "Thick to Thin Spinning." Brookfield Craft Center. Brookfield, Connecticut.

2005 "Spinning Refined - The Next Level" and "New Age Fibers." Vermont Fiber Retreat. Wilmington, Vermont.

2005 "Solar Dyeing Lecture." Northeast Handspinners Association "Open House." Asnuntuck, Connecticut.

2004 "Brewing Natural Dyes with a Solar Twist" and "Complete Fiber Preparation: From Shearing to Scouring." Vermont Fiber Retreat. Wilmington, Vermont.

2002 "Brewing Natural Dyes with a Solar Twist," and "Hand Spindling." Northeast Hanspinners Association "Gathering." Lake George, NY.

Media Appearances:
(Television)

2011 "Spinning Around: Jeannine Bakriges." Videotaped lecture about Spinning Around - Spinning, Dyeing & Knitting Elizabeth Zimmermann's Classics. "BCTV." Brattleboro Community Television (Taped in January '11. Aired in February '11 to present). Brattleboro, Vermont.

1997 "Pioneer Thanksgiving." Segment in the weaver's shop. "Sahar." Iran Cable Television, Global Network (October). Canada.

1997 "Weaving Rugs on a Nineteenth Century Barn Loom." Toronto Cable "Craftscapes" (Summer). Canada.

1996 "Pioneer Christmas Activities." "Real Life," Life Channel (December). Canada.

1996 "Natural and Solar Dyeing." City TV's Breakfast Television (May). Canada.

1995 "A Pioneer Christmas." Discovery Channel (December). Canada.

(Newsprint)

'95-'98 Features in interview segments at Black Creek Pioneer Village in historical interpretation, natural and solar dyeing, and weaving including Korean Times, Thornhill Reporter, etc.

Honors and Awards:

2001 Scholarship awarded by the Coupeville Arts Center to attend a Navajo Weaving workshop with Sarah Natani in Coupeville, Washington. 'twas canceled due to lack of enrollment, but at least I got the scholarship!

2001 1st Place Handspinning. Bothwell International Sock Knitting Competition. Hobart, Tazmania, Australia.

1999 Scholarship awarded by Interweave Press to attend SOAR in Potosi, Missouri.

1997 Bursary awarded by Toronto Weaving and Spinning Guild to attend the Haliburton School of Fine Arts in spinning and dyeing.

1996 Best of Show. New York Sheep and Wool Festival. Rhinebeck, New York.

Organizations

2004-2008 Member of the SOAR Scholarship Committee which chooses scholarship recipients to attend the Spin-Off Autumn Retreat.

'99-present Founder and member of the River Spinners. Brattleboro, Vermont

1984 Founder of the Green Mountain Knitting Guild. Bennington, Vermont.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

SKYPE READINGS NOW AVAILABLE!

Yes, it's true!!! I can now offer psychic mediumship readings via Skype, in addition to my phone and e-mail offerings. PLUS, I can...for no extra fixed donation...send a recording of your reading to you via e-mail. Skype-to-Skype readings incur no extra phone charges for the client. Skype readings are recorded as a MP3 audio file. Please see the right sidebar of this blog for the Skype and phone psychic mediumship reading fee button.

Until I graduate from FOTS in June of 2012, 30 minute readings will be offered at the reduced fixed donation of $45 for a reading alone, or $60 for a reading + distance energy work/healing (total of about 45 minutes). The only thing additional that I will ask of the client is to, once services are rendered, fill out my simple, online homework form and send it back to me via e-mail. Thank you! I look forward to doing a reading for YOU! If interested, please e-mail me at: spinningjenny57@hotmail.com

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Boulders

As wonderful as I know 2011 is going to be, these first few weeks of January have been doozies, emotionally and otherwise.

I was warned.

My beloved Reiki teacher gently hinted that stuff which needing to be cleared out was going to surface once I received my Reiki Level II.

It has.

My teachers at FOTS have mentioned more than once that big boulders were going to surface as the months of school go on.

They have.

And as I clear the big dawg boulders, there may be more such rocks waiting to rise from the dirt to see the light of day for complete removal. After all, to be the best we can be, that which no longer is for our Highest Good has to go. Hoooo boooyyyyy...onward...

These difficulties I've experienced have thrown me off a bit. Or have they? Yes, I'm behind on things I normally would have done by now. But how does one define "behind" anyways? And life hasn't ended, nor has anyone died, because I haven't completed what I aimed to do on a schedule that I, myself, decided upon.

What HAS happened is that I'm more informed than I was a month ago. My eyes are seeing more clearly than they were a month ago. And I'm more at peace than I was a month ago. I now see that the detachments that I've experienced were "in the cards" a long time ago. I can also see that the detachments which took place were in the best possible interest for all concerned...I'm sad, but knowing, when all is said and done, that good will rise out of the detachments helps immensely. And my heart is warmed by the many friends who have stood by my side during all the difficulties...sending sparklies, giving hugs, phoning, e-mailing...letting each other know how important and special our relationships are.

So now life continues. The webcam and headphones/microphone I've been waiting for have arrived. By next week I'll have figured out how this new-to-me technology works and be able to officially post that I'm a psychic medium who is up and running on Skype, allowing me to do as close to in-person readings as one can possibly achieve at this time, THROUGHOUT THE WORLD! How cool is that?!!! Also know that I CAN officially record even long phone readings and send them successfully as an audio file via e-mail, with no voice distortion or degradation, on "yousendit." Thank you, Jeff. "Yousendit" works GREAT! You can teach this 53 year old new tricks after all!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Let It Be

Blissfully simple advice. So welcome at this time in my life. I'll be back with my longer posts soon, but until then, please inhale these wonderful words of wisdom, and exhale what no longer makes your soul sing.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

How Could Anyone

This beautiful song was sung to me tonight on the phone by a woman I have never met in person. In fact, I have never spoken to her on the phone prior to tonight. Thank you, dear Mary.


New Reading Offer!

Please take a peek at the right sidebar of this blog to see my NEW Psychic Mediumship Reading offer. Whilst I am in school (until June 2012) at Fellowships Of The Spirit School Of Spiritual Healing And Prophecy, the fee for this style of reading will be at a reduced rate. NOTE AS OF 1/20/11: Readings can be done via Skype, over the phone, or via e-mail. Skype and phone readings can be recorded on my end and e-mailed to you as a MP3 for no extra charge.

The 30 minute reading can be done alone or in combination with energy work/healing (total of approximately 45 minutes), for a slightly higher fee. See drop-down options on sidebar. If you would like a recording of the reading, this can be sent to you via e-mail for no extra fee, in the form of a MP3 file. Please know that I am not to be held responsible should technical difficulties occur during the recording, but I'll do my best to get this recording to you should you want it. Know that you always have the option of recording the reading on your end.

I'm very excited to be moving in the direction of being able to offer this type of reading. I trust that this style of reading will please you, too!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Five FREE Empath Readings - January

It's January! Time again for my offer of 5 free Empath readings. The FIRST FIVE PEOPLE who not only contact me via e-mail but send a pic that follows my pic requirements as described in this past post, Empath Readings + Testimonials, will be chosen. See the same past post for info on what an empath reading is. Send your request AND pic to my e-mail address: spinningjenny57@hotmail.

I will list the first names of the first five people who respond to this offer on this post. Once the five people are listed, that's it for the FREE readings for that particular month. I'll re-post this offer at the beginning of each month and the process will begin again. One free reading per year, per individual, please. However, do tell your friends and family about the offer.

Please note that now that I am in seminary (see My First Week Of School), I can count my Empath Readings for my homework reading requirement. I will send a brief questionnaire to each person who requests an Empath Reading to kindly fill out and send back to me after they receive their reading. These questionnaires are then handed in to my teachers as proof that a reading has been completed.

An additional service of free distance healing energy work (distance Reiki) will be offered to all who request an Empath Reading. This is optional on your part but hopefully something that you will desire. Once your Empath Reading is done and the questionnaire is filled out, I will set up a 1/2 hour time slot with you to facilitate the distance healing energy work. Again, I can use this energy work for my healing homework assignment and so will ask that you fill out a brief questionnaire relating to it.

#1. Claudia - pic?
#2. Cynthia - new pic?
#3. Carole - completed
#4. Dari - completed
#5. Amy - completed

Thank you! I look forward to doing a reading and healing energy work for YOU!