Live Channel: Minneapolis, MN Thursday, June 28, 2012 7 PM Living a Magical Life

Anyone who really knows me, knows of the Psychic Sorority. Lily Phelps and Teresa McMillian compose the other two-thirds of the triumvirate that helped birth Einstein and the Party of Twelve back onto the planet. Thanks to the two of them, my gift of sight has been put through the rigorous checks and balances of their watchful and compassionate souls.

Barbara With, Teresa McMillian, Lily Phelps, The Psychic Sorority, 1996

In 1993, the three of us began a study of my channeling. We’d organize and record groups in our homes, then transcribe the sessions and publish them. “Publish” meant going to Kinko’s and making copies of the session to bring to the next group for the other listeners to read. We agreed to never have food so we would not need RSVPs; and asked for love donations. The truth was, making money was the last priority on our list. It was the magic that we drank in like slaves in a desert.

And indeed, it was all dreamy spending so much time together, organizing regular groups in our homes, transcribing the sessions and then experimenting with their suggestions for how to deal with our conflicts in a way that would lead to living a magical life. We spent hours at Lily’s kitchen design business writing our first book, Diaries of a Psychic Sorority: Talking With the Angels and working to change our perspective.

But the day arrived when, inevitably, the three of us started to fight amongst ourselves. A perfect set-up to test a revolutionary new approach to conflict! Over the past 19 years, the Sorority has taken every conflict as a divine opportunity to embody this powerful perspective, which became Conflict REVOLUTION. Because of successfully working through conflicts together, we not only have a bond that transcends lifetimes, but have forged relationships based on compassionate, intuitive and articulate honoring of ourselves and each other that promotes magic. Our conflicts have become our greatest learning opportunities.

Those first groups—six master sessions for how to become world peace, one person at a time, each individual starting with his or her own self—were some of the most magical experiences of my life. However, what we cracked open in our personal and very human work together brought the messages of the “Angels” to life. The emergence of Einstein from the “Angels” then led to the birth of the Party of Twelve. The Psychic Sorority is a living example of how well the Party’s Afterlife suggestions work to make magic.

Join us for another live group channel as we come together to make our own special magic, and keep the tradition alive.

The Psychic Sorority Presents Barbara With, Talking With the Angels
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Edina, MN
Hosted at the home of Lily Phelps
7 PM – 9 PM

For more information, call 715.209.5471
E-mail me at barbarawith11 at

Living a Magical Life: The World Beyond Money

$99 includes six MP3 recordings of all the sessions

sunrise2012 was a huge point of global transformation. One important piece to the puzzle of evolving culture is how to build a new infrastructure based on what is good for the whole. We cannot wait for government, the private sector, the church, or our spiritual gurus to do that. Each one of us, making a contribution in our own way, in our own world, adds up to global change.

Breaking the illusion that money is our source and understanding how to manifest the resources to meet our needs without it is one step towards freeing ourselves from corporate rule. Yes, I know … how do we do that when in many cases we need money? My mortgage company won’t let me trade readings for my payment; we do need money right now to make the transition.

To live a magical life means being able to manifest your needed resources without the terms money requires, e.g. jobs, savings, retirement accounts. Changing inwardly influences a different kind of transformation. Part of the shift is knowing what your needs are, and becoming an active participant in consciously meeting them in a new way, beginning inside first. Another part is becoming a working, contributing member of a community that supports the good of the whole.

This six-part workshop series will help us gather vision from our shared community as we become scientists of human evolution. We will use our own lives as the experiment to break free from culture’s addiction to money. Connecting in this way will lend strength to hold this vision in the crazy culture changing at the speed of light squared.

Session 1:  Conquering Our Addiction to Money

Session 2:  What Am I Really Worth?

Session 3:  The Currency of Food, Air and Water

Session 4:  Feeding the 5,000

Session 5:  The New Retirement Account

Session 6:  Aligning to a New Compassion


One hour telephone reading | $150

Readings with Barbara With


The Long View

On May 24, 2012, I sat down with my friend Jessica Sackett and channeled a dissertation entitled, “The Long View.” The island was cool and wet, and as we worked, a thunderstorm broke out and provided the perfect soundtrack.

The Long View was apropos for the two of us; we met “coincidentally” in Columbus, Ohio during the 2008 Kuthumi Weekend with Crimson Circle. She “forgot” her checkbook in my hotel room during her private session. I noted her address—Stoughton, Wisconsin—and was triggered by the circumstance of her being from my home state.

During that session, Jessica asked about her vision of opening a store/classroom where she could sell inspiring and beautiful merchandise as well as offer classes and coaching sessions. The former buyer for Nordstrom’s was also a life coach and wanted to know if she was correct in moving forward to build it. The answer was clearly, yes.

Hand With Seeds, February 16, 2011

As she took on the tasks to open her own store/classroom in a small town right outside Madison, she came regularly for tune-ups with the Party. Whatever they all did together worked, as she opened Hand With Seeds on December 4, 2009. From the start, she put every resource she had into making HWS a success. HWS became a central stopping point in Stoughton where beauty met transformation met community spirit.

My first workshop there took place in May 2010. I booked it to coincide with my return trip from Corpus Christi, Texas where I spend the winter. In fact, we were planning regular semi-annual stops for Einstein and the Party as I was coming north in the Spring and returning in the Fall.

So why we agreed upon a February 2011 date was beyond me. I think I originally booked it because I “missed cross-country skiing.” But as the time approached and I read the weather forecasts from my balmy flat in downtown CC, I found it difficult to rationalize why I was spending the money to go back into the cold.

Finally, I gave in and flew north. The joke was, there wasn’t enough snow to ski anyway. But it’s always a joy to see Jessica, and Hand With Seeds had grown considerably in notoriety among the spiritually minded in the area.

Jessica standing up for human rights, February 22, 2011, Madison Wisconsin

I had been mildly paying attention to this new governor and his budget, but not enough to know what was taking place as I landed in Milwaukee that winter. On February 14, the Teachers Aide Association of UW-Madison presented thousands of Valentine’s Day cards to Scott Walker, begging the governor not to slash education. Two days later, 14 Democrats fled the state in one of the most courageous stands for democracy in State history, 100,000 citizens showed up to occupy the capitol, and my life changed on a dime.

Throughout the past 18 months, I have often heard Einstein telling me that this was what all my training was for. Wisconsin’s Revolution put everything I’d learned about Conflict REVOLUTION for the past 18 years to the test.

Being at Hand With Seeds in February 2011 set a path before me I had not planned on and certainly did not expect. Had I not been there during the turmoil, I would never have met so many great democracy-loving Wisconsin-ites, like the two scientists who independently testified about the truth of the sulfide in the 22-mile open-pit iron ore mine on the shores of Lake Superior. These two heroes traveled north to collect rocks from the site and have them independently analyzed. Hematite, a biologist, geochemist and geologist, along with a geologist who specializes in iron ore, chipped away at the billion-year-old rocks together one cold February afternoon in the Penokee Hills. Their expert testimony was a turning point in bringing the mining bill to a grinding halt.

Not long after I decided to dedicate my energy to standing strong against the corporate takeover of my government, Hand With Seeds closed. Jessica could be proud of her vision coming into reality, and all the lives she touched in the time she was open. However, it’s understandable that she felt deep emotion around the folding of her long-time dream.

When she came to visit me in May, we talked again about how everything takes place for purpose, and that her store served so many, more than she can ever see. I told her, in the long view, for me personally, being in Madison at that moment would never have happened without her and her dream. Because I was there to see first hand what was really happening, I was influenced in a way that did not communicate across state lines. This meant I was able to mindfully redirect my energy to use my voice to stop a terrible pillage of the land and water up north. Helping protect my Anishinabe neighbors from losing their wild rice to sulfide drainage was just the beginning of what we protected.

There Jessica sat on that rainy day in May, on Madeline Island and in the middle of what Hand With Seeds influenced. She could now see the real people and the magnificent water she indirectly helped to protect. Neither of us saw this coming in Columbus, Ohio in 2008.

Each layer represents millions of years…

Like my visit to Stoughton that changed my life and sent me on a new direction, Jessica was sent on a new path when her store closed. I have no doubt she, too, will just do it, and relish every step of wherever she is going.

When you wonder if the events of the universe are working for or against you, take the long view.

While standing on the side of the road with scientists last winter, one carefully explained how each layer of rock represented 1,000,000 years of Earth history. In the end, we will end up hardly a speck of dust in a layer of the Earth. How’s that for a long view.

So in the end, it’s all a mystery? The perfect reason not to sweat the small stuff, commit to the unknown, live in mindful compassion, and just do it—whatever “it” is for you.

And of course, don’t forget to breathe …

oh and PS watch and be amazed ; )

Free downloads of The Long View, as well as a bonus song, Innocent Future, are available here.

Also Summer Reading Sale: $99 an hour plus MP3 recording of the session.