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The Path of Healing and Service - Part 2 of how the Light transformed Evania’s life

The Path of Healing and Service - Part 2 of how the Light transformed Evania’s life

February 15, 2021

Here's part two of Karina Machado's conversation with the trail-blazing Australian former Olympic pistol shooter Evania. If you haven’t listened to part one, please scroll down and click on that first so that you grasp the full breadth of Evania’s life story. In this episode, she goes into more depth about her plans to run for federal parliament, and how that ties in with her aim to “expand her service to humanity.” She shares her key mantra, which ties in beautifully with her life-changing encounter with the light, and we talk about how it’s time for women leaders to fearlessly bring through the energy of the Divine Feminine. There’s also a very moving story Evania shares about healing childhood trauma and how looking after her parents when they had dementia was like being gifted the children she never had. At the end, Evania shares her key takeaway from her immersion in the Light, you won’t want to miss that!

Enjoy the episode. (PS: If you love Spirit Sisters, please rate and review the show, it helps more people find their way to it. Thanks!)

 

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“This experience became my lantern” - After losing everything, Evania had a life-changing encounter with the Light

“This experience became my lantern” - After losing everything, Evania had a life-changing encounter with the Light

February 7, 2021

Born Lynne-Marie Uden in South Australia, my guest changed her name to Evania in 1995. More on that later ... Evania has blazed a trail in so many areas of her life; a former police officer in South Australia, she went on to work for the United Nations in Vienna in Security & Safety services and later, became the first female sports reporter in Queensland.

As she hit career highs, Evania was also going from strength to strength in her sport: pistol shooting, which culminated in her representing Australia at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, the only woman on the shooting team. But what should have been one of the joyous moments of her life was overshadowed by what happened when she returned from the Games. As Evania puts it, her whole life caved in and she lost everything, husband, possessions, cars businesses, the lot.

Then on December 12 of that year, 1992, Evania had a spiritual experience that transformed the course of her life. The effects of that unexpected gift were so staggering that nothing was ever the same again. 

Enjoy part one of my two-part conversation with the inspiring Evania.

 

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The Lost Children – the tiny girl with sad eyes who materialised in Danielle’s bedroom proved to be just one of the little lost souls pleading for her help to find their way home

The Lost Children – the tiny girl with sad eyes who materialised in Danielle’s bedroom proved to be just one of the little lost souls pleading for her help to find their way home

January 17, 2021

Today, I have someone very special to introduce you to, my friend Danielle. Dani, who’s become a beloved mentor to me, is a retired medical administrator in the field of palliative care. She’s a quiet and super caring soul with an extraordinary gift - Dani has been seeing and communicating with spirits all her life.

Dani and I met over email three years ago, after she heard me on a radio interview and reached out to share her joy at feeling, finally, that she’s not alone in experiencing the spiritual encounters she’d been having since she was five. 

You’re about to hear some fascinating stories. From the tiny spirit of a little girl lost called Annabelle who showed up in Dani’s home, pleading for help, to the ongoing, detailed dream visions about high-profile missing children, that together encompass a prominent theme in Dani’s life. “I’m always looking for home,” Dani tells me, and so, of course, are these blessed children. What is it that draws these lost children to Dani? We talk about that too…

Dani shares her thoughts about how grief can hold our late loved ones back, about her lifelong fascination with native American culture and the past life in that time that she and her beloved dad lived together. She reveals the very moving story of the crisis apparition of her dear friend, Emmanuel, who manifested in her bedroom at the moment of his passing to let her know he was ok, and she also talks candidly about her recent journey with breast cancer and the unexpected beauty and blessings she found as she and her husband walked that rocky path together.

There’s so much more. I encourage you to stick around to the end as Dani shares some parting words that will impact you deeply.

Finally, as tends to happen when I interview psychic-mediums, for most of the conversation you will be able to hear what sounds like another conversation going on in the background. Both Dani and I were alone in our homes during the recording, with no TVs on nearby. Intriguing indeed… oh, and don’t forget to check Facebook, where I’ll posting pics relating to the uncanny moments Dani describes.

For now, settle in and enjoy my conversation with one of my own dearest spirit sisters…

 

 

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Holiday interlude! I read out an astounding near-death experience from my archives

Holiday interlude! I read out an astounding near-death experience from my archives

January 5, 2021

Happy new year and welcome to the (Australian) summer-holiday edition of Spirit Sisters. I’m taking a short break and will be back very soon to share a wonderful conversation with someone extraordinarily gifted, which I know you’re going to love. I’m also planning the recording schedule for the new year, and corresponding with lots of incredible people, I can’t wait to bring you these conversations. On that note, if you have a story to share, please get in touch with me via email or via direct message on my Facebook page . I’m always excited to think of all the amazing untold stories that are out there.

Speaking of amazing stories, I have a treat for you. I’m going to read out a letter I received when I researching my book Spirit Sisters in 2008. The letter is about a near-death experience, although the writer refers to it as an OBE or out-of-body experience. The label doesn’t matter, because what you’re about to hear is a firsthand account of a profound and life-changing moment in the life of my correspondent, Sandra James. I should point out that prior to relating her memory of this otherworldly encounter, she leads into it with an account of an earlier near-death experience during surgery. Though less spectacular, this was also clearly important to the trajectory of Sandra’s story, so I’ve included it in the telling.

Sandra’s story, which is as tragic as it’s beautiful, was published in Spirit Sisters under the title The View From There and to this day it’s one of my all-time favourites. I’ve actually been looking for Sandra as I’d love to have her on the show, but I’ve had no luck finding her. Sandra, if you’re out there, please do get in touch!

If you’re lucky enough to be enjoying some holiday downtime, check out the show notes too, as I’ve included links to some popular episodes of Spirit Sisters, and also some of my favourite episodes of my previous podcast, The Ghost Files. I know that many of you really miss The Ghost Files, so I thought today I’d rekindle that spooky spark by reminding you of some of the chilling and wonderful conversations I enjoyed when I was hosting that show. As I’d often say back then, get ready for goosebumps…

 

If you’re in the mood for chills…

https://play.acast.com/s/the-ghost-files/partone-myhousetriedtokillme

 

https://play.acast.com/s/the-ghost-files/part2-thespiritinmyhousetriedtokillme

 

https://spiritsistersthepodcast.podbean.com/e/fairies-frights-and-ghosts-galore-a-gifted-scotswomans-haunted-life/

 

 

If you need a reminder that love never dies….

https://spiritsistersthepodcast.podbean.com/e/the-death-defying-power-of-love-how-little-tom-returned-to-comfort-his-mum-after-tragedy-struck/

 

https://play.acast.com/s/the-ghost-files/celestesshareddeathexperiencewithherlittlesister..-

 

https://play.acast.com/s/the-ghost-files/themessage

 

https://play.acast.com/s/the-ghost-files/hecametosaygoodbye

 

 

If you’re craving stories of miraculous encounters…

https://spiritsistersthepodcast.podbean.com/e/when-courtney-met-krishna-channelling-the-hindu-deity-and-his-chilling-warning-about-2020/

 

https://spiritsistersthepodcast.podbean.com/e/healed-by-mother-mary/

 

 

If you want to hear about an astounding near-death experience …

https://spiritsistersthepodcast.podbean.com/e/she-was-the-angel-of-death-and-birth-jos-nde-miraculous-healing-and-stunning-past-life-revelations/

 

https://spiritsistersthepodcast.podbean.com/e/the-angels-were-singing-love-into-the-world-susan-reveals-the-lessons-of-her-astonishing-nde/

 

https://spiritsistersthepodcast.podbean.com/e/a-conversation-with-jesus/

 

https://spiritsistersthepodcast.podbean.com/e/uniting-in-love-is-the-answer-to-everything-a-heart-specialists-nde/

 

https://spiritsistersthepodcast.podbean.com/e/the-light-the-beings-and-the-life-review-%e2%80%93-part-2-with-psychic-medium-lynda-cramer-and-her-amazing-near-death-experience/

 

 

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“We need to learn that we don’t die” - soulmates Ana & Jorge’s exciting “new” chapter

“We need to learn that we don’t die” - soulmates Ana & Jorge’s exciting “new” chapter

December 21, 2020

Karina Machado speaks with Spanish-born Sydneysider Jorge Golvano. On June 11, 2020, Jorge’s soul mate Ana died of breast cancer. Her "transformation," as Jorge calls it, opened the way to an entirely new existence for Jorge, an IT specialist who had no prior interest whatsoever in spiritual matters. In fact, he still says he’s not spiritual, even though he has conversations with Ana every day, and Ana cleverly makes use of electronic equipment to communicate as she understands that’s a medium Jorge is comfortable with.

It’s an intriguing and life-affirming story which includes an amazing evidential story involving a strand of Ana's hair, among many other communications from her. Suffice to say that their enduring love is another beautiful example of how, as Jorge succinctly puts it, “we never stop being.”

Oh, and one more thing. It was Ana who wanted Jorge to come on the show. In a Spirit Sisters first, she even orchestrated phenomena in my home that, in retrospect, we worked out was her way of green-lighting our conversation. Enjoy my conversation with Jorge Golvano.

 

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Dancing in the Light of Love - the healing power of a spiritual reunion

Dancing in the Light of Love - the healing power of a spiritual reunion

December 6, 2020

My guest today is Honey Booth, a musician who’s studying to be a counsellor, who lives in Western Australia. As soon as I read her email, I wanted to bring Honey on the show because her story about her bond with her mother that has only strengthened and deepened following her passing is one that I know will resonate with so many of you. This is especially true if you love or have loved someone who struggles with mental illness. Honey’s mum, Julie, passed away in 2016 aged only 50. 

Yet death proved the gateway to a beautiful new relationship for Honey and her mum, the kind of relationship that was not available to them in real life. I hope you enjoy this episode, in which Honey and I discuss compassion, forgiveness, self-forgiveness, cycles of trauma and much more, including the extraordinary spiritual experience which sparked a profound healing. 

 

Listen to Honey sing a raw version of her song, "Gardening the Constellations," written for her mum.

 

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“With any rising, there’s pain” - Part two of how spiritually transformative experiences healed Linda’s life

“With any rising, there’s pain” - Part two of how spiritually transformative experiences healed Linda’s life

November 15, 2020

Here’s part two of my interview with Perth-based poet and artist Linda Cull, who last week told us about the amazing series of spiritually transformative experiences she began at age 16, including an astonishing encounter with an immensely loving divine Light. If you haven’t yet listened to part one, I encourage you to scroll down and tune in to that first, so that you grasp her whole story. In this episode, Linda tells us about her return to the light and how her creativity flourished afterward. She also talks about the challenges she experienced sharing her story and the “earth-shattering revelation” that followed.

Towards the end of our conversation, Linda also tells us about an astounding mystical vision of Mother Mary and her insights on the power of prayer. There’s so much here.

If you want to see some of the inspired art that Linda created following her encounters with the Light, I'll be posting those on Facebook and Instagram (links are in the show notes).

Enjoy the show!

 

Connect with Linda Cull at her website.

Buy Linda’s book of poetry, When Eve Walked.

Buy Linda’s memoir, Where the Light Lives.

 

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Buy the 10th anniversary edition of Spirit Sisters as a paperback at Booktopia.

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“I knew the Light was God” - Part one of Linda Cull’s astounding story of transformation and healing

“I knew the Light was God” - Part one of Linda Cull’s astounding story of transformation and healing

November 7, 2020

Today, my guest is Linda Cull, who lives in Perth, Western Australia. Linda is a visionary artist and the author of the memoir Where The Light Lives: A True Story about Death, Grief and Transformation and she’s also just released a poetry collection called When Eve Walked. Linda is the founder of Wilara Press and the blog Spirit my way, covering spirituality, inspired creativity, and transformative experiences at lindacull.com.

Throughout her twenties and thirties, Linda experienced spiritual reality many times. She encountered God, angels, spirit beings, late loved ones and religious figures, and experienced many remarkable states of consciousness that culminated in profound healing and transformation of her life.

Talking with Linda, I was in awe of her absolutely amazing experiences, which share traits in common with the near-death experience. I know you’re going to draw so much from this episode, the first of a two-part interview.

Quick note, Linda’s story includes mention of suicidal thoughts. If you need support, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.

Enjoy my conversation with the wonderful – and I mean that in the truest sense – Linda Cull.

 

Connect with Linda Cull at her website.

Buy Linda’s book of poetry, When Eve Walked.

Buy Linda’s memoir, Where the Light Lives.

 

Connect with Karina Machado at karinamachado.com

Buy the 10th anniversary edition of Spirit Sisters as a paperback at Booktopia.

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Chantal’s Haunted Life - Bonus Halloween Episode

Chantal’s Haunted Life - Bonus Halloween Episode

October 31, 2020

Welcome to the final episode in our special Halloween series on Spirit Sisters the Podcast. If you’ve missed the first two bonus episodes of virtual fireside conversations about haunted houses, scroll down and check out my two interviews with Ben and Liz. So far, we’ve heard about a storybook-pretty, yet ominous, house in Pennsylvania, and a family home in a harbourside suburb of Sydney that the original inhabitants were reluctant to leave … today, we’re travelling to Quebec, Canada. My guest, Chantal Lalonde-Coudriau, has always sensed the spirit world, which means that she has more than one haunted house story to share with us.

I think you’re going to really enjoy out chat. It’s goosebumps galore, too, so settle in…

 

Connect with Karina Machado at the new and updated karinamachado.com

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The Others - from the moment they moved in, Liz knew they weren’t alone

The Others - from the moment they moved in, Liz knew they weren’t alone

October 29, 2020

Welcome to another bonus episode of Spirit Sisters the Podcast. This is part two in our special haunted house series of virtual fireside conversations airing in the lead up to Halloween. My guest today is Liz Mutkins, who shares a story about the home she grew up in in Sydney’s north. What I love about this story is how it carves out a slice of the past, and returns it to us, intact with the people who once lived it, though today we call them ghosts. We might ask though, who’s haunting who?

 

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