Artist, Intuitive & Author
Port's Brenda Peterson Releases New Book Documenting Her Experiences As A Messenger For The Spirit World
By Mary Boyle
Brenda Peterson was around 7 years old when her family moved to Port Washington; it was also when she first saw and felt who she now refers to as "the peeps" – spirits, guides, and angels who she sometimes feels around her, and occasionally actually sees.
"I was always an empath – I feel what other people are feeling – but then it became something more."
When she was a teenager, she was able to shut out the communications for a time; she just wanted to be "normal." Then, shortly after graduating from Port Washington High School, she developed an intense craving for spiritual knowledge, becoming a Reiki Master, reading books, joining groups, and developing her abilities; however, not many people knew about her skill set since, for most of her adult life, she worked with non-profits and kept her other talents mostly to herself. Finally, seven years ago, she decided it was time to embrace her gifts as a medium, as well as focusing on her art; in fact, she even found a way to combine the two.
People who knew her from the non-profit world were often shocked when they learned about her career change. "One guy actually started laughing – he thought I was joking," Peterson laughed. In fact, helping people connect with their loved ones, guide them on their journeys, or even develop their own intuitive abilities is something that Peterson takes quite seriously. Through her website, clients can register for art classes that help to develop their creativity and intuition, purchase Peterson's art, or book an intuitive reading, reiki session or a mentorship session, among other opportunities.
"I love to feel that curiosity building in clients," Peterson shared, "That's my favorite; when I feel the heart and spirit open; when they feel the love they didn't know was there."
Peterson hadn't planned on writing a book about her experiences as an intuitive but, during the pandemic, she sat down and began to write, and the words just poured out of her. The book, Marvelous Mystical Messages, brings attention to all of the different ways "the peeps" communicate, which often depends on who the message is for. "They communicate how you would know them," Peterson explained, meaning that they use language or images that mean something to the person the message is intended for, but it may not make any sense to Peterson or anyone else. Sometimes the message feels like her conscience talking, but sometimes they communicate in pictures that appear in her mind. Interestingly, they never seem to use names.
People have been coming to Peterson for the past six years, during transitions in life when they need help getting balanced, or often after the death of a loved one. Peterson feels that regular visits with a medium are very heathy. "We get facials and massages, but what are we doing for our spirit?" she asks. Peterson considers herself a very spiritual person, but not a religious person; however, if she had a religion, it would be love.
In telling the stories of the people she has delivered messages to, Peterson hopes to open readers up to the possibility that they may be able to develop the same gift or, if nothing else, to bring them to the realization that they are not alone; that there are loved ones, guides and angels looking after them and that they can learn to notice the signs of their presence if they are willing to.
There are several upcoming events as part of the book launch for Marvelous Mystical Messages, including an Intuitive Reading and Book Signing at Eclectic Avenue in Port Washington on October 20th, a Book Signing at Art of Joy in Cedarburg on October 29th, and an Intuitive Reading and Book Signing at Village Point Commons in Grafton on October 30th. Peterson is a participating artist on the Studio Art Tour, where her book will also be available, and her art can be found at the Grafton Arts Mill Roastery, the Cedarburg Art Museum and Cedarburg Cultural Center, Eclectic Avenue in Port Washington, and Sheboygan Visual Artists and Book Maven in Sheboygan.
Above all, Peterson considers herself a messenger, and the overall message that she brings is love. "We're all brothers and sisters; we're all made of energy," Peterson said. "Once people leave this place, there are no issues, they're pure love."
To learn more about Brenda Peterson, go to: https://brendapetersonllc.com/
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