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January 2020
Editor's Note: I began writing this newsletter before hearing of the tragic fires in Australia.  Like so many of you, I am saddened by the destruction and suffering.  Although I did not address any world news topics in this month's ramble,  I wanted to just take a moment to join you in sending loving prayers and healing energy to those who are every corner of the world.  If you're concerned, but feeling powerless to help those in crisis, you can always send love.   It may not feel like much, but sending loving energy helps to raise the overall energetic vibration of the world, of mankind, and can help to ease suffering.  Another thing that helps is to release worry, fear, shame, anger, or guilt, if possible, as those energies are equally as impactful...only in an opposite way.  Our thoughts and words are so powerful.  Sending love.

In peace, love & light
- Juli
Greetings and HAPPY NEW YEAR Friends!

As always, I hope this letter finds you happy, healthy, ...and feeling loved :)
I also hope that you're feeling hopeful about jumping into this new year.  Beginning not only a new year, but also a new decade, really gives me a sense of stepping into a new chapter of life.  This is particularly refreshing and exciting as I wave a big fat farewell to 2019.   Although it was a rough one, I am grateful for last year's experiences and all that they taught me.  And I am still working through the healing process. But I feel stronger every day because I am honoring my need for rest and recovery...and giving my heart a chance to mend.  It's a process but I'm finding my light again and that's pretty cool.   Who knows what this year will bring but I am stepping into 2020 with an open heart, some pep in my step, a renewed sense of purpose, and on a mission to get stuff done....personally and professionally.  Yeeeaaah buddy!!! 

These past several weeks, I've been working on putting together a mediumship class (finally!).  It's something I've wanted to do for quite some time but found myself dragging my feet and questioning my qualifications.  And then last year happened (we lost a beloved senior dog and struggled with a very sick puppy) and everything was put on hold.  So after the dust settled, I gave myself a few months to grieve and then I decided it was time to get this class together.  This project is very near and dear to my heart for a few reasons.  The more obvious reason is that it's what I do for work every day and I'm madly in love with my job.  But the other reason is that it brings me tremendous joy to witness others stepping into their purpose and knowing that the ripple effect of their work will touch many lives in the most loving and magical ways.   So I'm beyond stoked to finally be teaching it.

When thinking about what I wanted to write about this month, I figured I would write about mediumship since that's where my brain's been lately.  I had a couple of ideas about what I was going to babble on about, but I decided to pull a card for inspiration/direction.  And this is what I pulled:


(from the Doreen Virtue "Angel Therapy" deck)
The angels want you to trust your feelings.  Your heart is wise, and it's calling for you to make important changes.  Trust this wisdom, as it won't let you down.  Every time you defy your inner feelings, your heart breaks a little bit. Repair your heart and your relationship with yourself by honoring your emotions.  For instance, if you're unhappy with a situation it means that something is wrong and action is necessary.  Ask the angels to give you courage and support to make healthy changes at home and work.  This card also calls upon you to open your heart to love. Perhaps you've been hurt in prior relationships and are guarded against additional pain.  The angels assure you that they'll protect you and your heart, so it's safe for you to feel love and other emotions.

Hmmmm...not what I expected.  However, this card is pretty significant.  Not only because I am actively working to heal my own heart, but because mediumship is all about working from the heart and helping others to heal theirs. 

So I guess that's what I'll talk about - what it means to be of service and the importance of operating from a place of love.  In the "Messages from the Light - Mediumship 101" manual, I touch on this subject when discussing why one might want to become a medium:

Mediumship comes with a lot of responsibility.  It’s a sacred practice and should be treated as such.  Before you take on the role of becoming a medium, it’s important that you ask yourself, “Why?  Why do I want to be a medium?”  And there is really only one answer.  And it is quite simple... 


If there is any other answer, this may not be the right profession for you.  If your primary goal is self serving (to achieve fame/fortune, to impress your peers, to feed your ego in any way), you will only get so far in this line of work.  Why?  Because in order to do this work and to do it well, you need to be operating at a high vibrational frequency [because Spirit vibrates at high frequencies and to connect with them, we must tune in to their energy].  LOVE is the highest known vibrational frequency that we experience here in the physical world.  Love, compassion, gratitude, kindness, nature, humor – all high vibrational energies.  Fear, hate, jealousy, judgment, guilt – all low vibrational energies.  If your only motivation is to impress others or to get rich, you are not working from a place of love but rather from a place of fear (fear of not being or not having enough).  Humility is crucial and it’s helpful to remember that you are simply the middle man in this equation.   

So what does that mean exactly?  To be of service?  Mediumship is healing work.  To do this work, it’s important that you have a desire to help others.  You are working on behalf of God (the Universe, Source, Creator, or whatever word that resonates with you);  you are working for Spirit and for those here in the physical world.  The intention behind Mediumship is to deliver healing messages from Spirit to those who are in need – with kindness, compassion, non-judgment, and with love.  It’s an important job that isn’t to be taken lightly.  Choosing to live a life as a medium is choosing to live a life of service.  It’s a serious commitment.  Mediumship takes time and practice and dedication.  No different than if you were to choose to become a nurse or a teacher or a minister or anyone who offers their time, energy, and skill set to help others to grow, to learn, and to heal.  As a medium, you may choose not only to deliver messages, but also to teach or mentor others to help them to understand more about the Spirit world or to understand their own abilities. 

I love the idea that our Souls came here to experience life in human form in order to experience not only great joys, but also very painful lows, so that we may grow.  And it’s not always easy.  So, it makes my heart happy to think that we are also here to help walk each other Home.


This theory applies to anyone who is in a position to help others, not just mediums.  Being of service to others, in whatever capacity, is all about the heart.  It's all about energetic vibrations. Working from a place of LOVE involves having compassion for your fellow humans, animals, plants...and for yourself.  When you are being of service to others, the purpose of your words and actions are to help others to feel better - to create a safe space that is devoid of fear, doubt, and judgment.   And it feels GOOD to release all that junk and to rise up into the energy of love.   It feels good to vibe high.  If you're not sure where you're operating,  you can focus on that heart chakra and take inventory - am I treating others with love?  are my words and my thoughts loving?  am I loving myself unconditionally?

And just because love is the motivation for helping others, it doesn't mean you can't or won't achieve financial security.  Quite the contrary.  It's okay to do heart centered work AND be open to receiving abundance into your life.  In fact, it's important to strike a nice healthy balance between giving and receiving.  And operating from a place of love actually helps to manifest what you would like to bring into your life. 

Think about the Law of Attraction - the idea that you attract in your life what you put energy towards via your thoughts, words, and actions.  So if you are grateful for what you have and for all that you want that is coming your way, you attract more of the same into your life.  However, when you focus on what you don't have or on your fear of not having enough, you attract more of what you don't want into your life.  Gratitude is considered a high vibrational frequency.  Fear is a low vibrational frequency.  We attract what we are putting out into the Universe.  So it's important to be mindful of your thoughts and your words....and your motivations. 

I really believe that the key is to work from the heart....and allow the Universe to respond in kind.  Let love, not fear, be your motivation in whatever you do.  Then open your arms and your heart wide to allow love and abundance to flow back to you. 


Sounds like good plan.  I think I'm going to make this a regular part of my 2020 routine...and maybe up my meditation game and get out and walk a little more, too  ;-)

Sending love out to all those who need/want it and prayers to those who may be hurting today.  May you find peace in your heart and a smile on your face no matter what is happening in your world  And if you need a place to go to lift your spirits, I hope you'll stop by sometime :)

Here's what's happening at Light Works this month...

To kick off the year, I'll be teaching the first mediumship class on January 5th at "Messages from the Light" - Mediumship 101.  In this 4 week course, you will take your connection with Spirit to the next level and learn the basic principles of delivering healing messages to others as an evidential medium!  (Note: the January class is now full but I added a February class and it's posted on the schedule - if you're interested, here is the link to sign up - FEBRUARY CLASS

On January 10th, I'll be teaching Meditation with Connect with Spirit!.  Want to learn how to connect with Spirit for?  In this class, you'll learn my method of connecting with the angels, spirit guides, and loved ones to receive messages for yourself...and, yes, anyone can do it :)

Come join us for a day of manifesting at Manifestation Day - Co-Creating Your 2020 on Sunday, the 12th!  Learn how to bring positive changes into your life by co-creating with your Spirit team and the Universe. It's a day filled with love, creativity, law of attraction, and good vibes that you won't want to miss.  We'll enjoy a guided meditation, watch an inspiring film, create mini vision boards, and more! Meet new friends, have a laugh, and take an afternoon to focus on you and your next chapter.  Your hopes and dreams ARE attainable when you set your intention, have faith, stay positive, and take the steps towards making them happen.

Next, I'll be joining fellow medium, Janis Boscarello, on January 17th for an evening of channeled messages at "Voices of Spirit - Mediumship Gallery featuring Juli & Janis!".  Come out and witness the amazing connections and loving messages from Angels, guides, and loved ones on the other side!  Those in the Spirit world are always around and want to help us to heal, to feel loved & supported as we navigate our way through life in the physical world.  A mediumship gallery is a wonderful way to experience this beautiful connection...hope you'll join us!

Need a quick message from your angels?  Then check out month's special  - Mini Angel Card Email Reading for $35! . See below for more info!

Enjoy pulling cards for yourself?  Interested in learning more about using card decks for guidance or validation in your daily life?  Well then you might want to check out
Fun with Angel & Oracle Cards! on January 29th.  We'll talk a little while about the different ways you can use card decks and then we'll practice pulling cards for ourselves and for each other.  No experience needed - all are welcome! 

So, these are just a few of the things happening this month at Light Works. 

As always, new things are popping up on the Light Works Meetup page .  Be sure to join the group to receive announcements.  Stay tuned, stay connected, and stay in touch!

Sending lots of healing energy and LOVE to you all...hope to see you soon!

In love & light,
Juli Richardson
Certified Reiki Master Teacher, Psychic Medium, & Animal Communicator
Call 703-926-4499 or email to schedule a reading or healing session for you or someone you love
What's happening this month....

So you've been working on your connection with your angels, spirit guides, and loved ones for messages for yourself? And now you're feeling like you might be ready to learn how to connect with Spirit for others? Then this class may be just the right place for you!

This 4 week class is designed to help you to create a structure to receive messages of healing and guidance from spirit for others and to effectively deliver those messages with love. The focus will be on evidence based Mediumship and developing the skills necessary to conduct an accurate reading.

Sign Up!
January 10th - Meditation with Connect with Spirit!

Have you ever wondered what "raising your vibration" really means....and how you actually do it??

Did you know that we are all capable of connecting with Spirit (Angels, Spirit Guides, & loved ones) for messages & guidance??

Join me as I take you through the process of raising your vibration through Meditation....with Intention!

Spirit is with us and around us all the time, nudging us and guiding us from the other side. Their loving energy is closer than we realize and they love when we are able to connect with them.

Sign Up!

Come join us for a day of manifesting! Learn how to bring positive changes into your life by co-creating with your Spirit team and the Universe. It's a day filled with love, creativity, law of attraction, and good vibes that you won't want to miss.

Your hopes and dreams ARE attainable when you set your intention, have faith, stay positive, and take the steps towards making them happen.

If you're tired of setting New Year's Resolutions...only to forget about them by February, why not try a different approach? Working with Spirit is fun and all things come easier when we are working as a team. Your Soul has a purpose and it's time you start moving in the direction of all that makes your heart sing!

In this workshop, you will have an opportunity to:

* Participate in a guided meditation - "Manifesting Abundance With Gratitude and Opening Up the Heart Chakra"

* Learn about the importance of Gratitude in creating the life you want

* Watch & discuss the movie "Enlightenment"

* Learn about the power of Affirmations

* Learn how to ask the Universe & your Spirit Team for anything and everything

* Create Mini Manifestation Vision Boards

Sign Up!

This is a special opportunity to experience an Evidential Mediumship Demonstration with not just one, but....TWO MEDIUMS!

Juli Richardson & Janis Boscarello will be joining forces to deliver messages from the Spirit world in a gallery setting. Together they will share their unique gifts to connect with Spirit to provide evidence... and to share life changing healing messages.

Become transformed as you hear inspiring and empowering Divine guidance from Angels and transitioned loved ones wishing to provide messages of love, hope, and healing!

Sign Up!

Holidays can be stressful and we often get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the season. If you're looking to spend some time relaxing with the angels, join us for "Fun with Angel & Oracle Cards!". Learn how to use angel and oracle cards to receive guidance from your spirit 'team' of guides and angels. We'll talk about the basics - the different types of cards, how card readings work, the process of setting your intention, and using your intuition to interpret the cards.

You'll have an opportunity to do a card reading for yourself...and then pull cards for each other! Using cards is a great way to tune in and get loving guidance from Spirit. Your angels and guides are always nearby and are happy to help matter where you are in your spiritual journey.

Sign Up!
Coming up next month....
  • Sound Bath Meditation with Ansa!
  • Messages from the Light-Mediumship 101 with Juli
  • Animal Communication Workshop
  • Meditation with Connect with Spirit!
  • and more!
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**January Special**

Mini Angel Card
Email Reading

I will connect with your Angels & Spirit Guides, pull cards, and send the results the next day via email!
To book your reading, simply CLICK HERE
  Be sure to type "Mini Angel Reading", your name, and email address
in the Add A Note box
Illuminate Fairfax
Mind-Body-Spirit-Arts Festival
Sunday, January 19th
10 am - 5 pm

Fairfax Marriott at Fair Oaks
11787 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Fairfax, Virginia 22033

Join me and loads of other vendors for a wonder-filled day of arts and wellness! Aura photography, bodywork, energy work including Reiki, original art, vetted intuitive readers, crystals, essential oils, handmade jewelry and gift items, luxurious spa products, free workshops and more!

I'll be delivering messages all day so stop by for a reading or just to say "Hi!"

$6 tickets at the door, save $1 online. Low-cost services. Active/veteran military, first responders (police, firefighters, EMTs) will receive free admission in gratitude for their service. Under 18 receive free admission, and must be accompanied by an adult.
Meditation With Connect with Spirit!
Have you ever wondered what "raising your vibration" really means....and how you actually do it??
Did you know that we are all capable of connecting with Spirit (Angels, Spirit Guides, & loved ones) for messages & guidance??
Join me as I take you through the process of raising your vibration through Meditation....with Intention!
Spirit is with us and around us all the time, nudging us and guiding us from the other side. Their loving energy is closer than we realize and they love when we are able to connect with them.
During the workshop, you will learn:
• How to raise & lower your vibrational frequencies
• How to differentiate between the Divine, Angelic, Spirit Guide, and loved one's energy levels
• How to protect your energy
• How to tune in for messages & guidance from Spirit
You will also go through a guided meditation to put it in to practice :) Trust me....this isn't your average meditation!
Click here to sign up!
Practitioner's Corner 

Juli Richardson
Owner, Light Works
Certified Psychic Medium, Reiki Master Teacher, Animal Communicator
* Reiki * Life Path Readings * Mediumship * 
*Animal Communication * Animal Reiki *
Every day - by appointment only


Kirsten Sening
*Reiki * Access Bars * Animal Communication*
Mondays - by appointment onl


Stacey Fields
Psychic Medium, Reiki Master
*Reiki * Readings*
By appointment only

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