The Joker in Heaven

A Visit from the ‘Joker’ in Heaven ….Cheryl Rae

From early this year I set a clear intention that I would not be working until at least mid year to people here, and those in spirit.  As my students know it is very important to be able to shut down and live our daily lives so that we are not walking around completely open to everyone and everything or when we need to have a holiday and focus on nurturing ourselves.  

It was a lovely spring day when I laid down in the Adelaide Mystery School room and was about to meditate when I sensed someone in spirit was present.  They were strongly wanting to make their presence felt and to communicate, in spite of my ‘intent’ and reticence to focus on spirit! 

The Information 

I knew this person was a male and was trying very hard to come through. Since I had just been thinking of a friend who has questions re a male in a cold case here in Adelaide that she may be related to, I thought I may as well get some information and ask a few questions just in case! 

As I connected to him I knew he was elderly.  When I asked his name I could hear a ‘J’ /’G’ sound as in Geoff, Jim or James. 

He then showed me the ‘Joker’ playing card which to me indicated he loved to play cards or he was well known to be a bit of a ‘joker’ in life. 

Then I could see what seemed to be mouth braces with wire for his teeth which was kind of weird and hard to understand as he was elderly??? So I put aside my logical mind and queried this to him.   The main emphasis about these braces/wire was how he felt about them,  that he clearly DID NOT LIKE THEM and there was somehow an issue about them. 

Last, he showed me a scenic view of a countryside and castle that was in the UK or similar, not Australia. 

I thought I had enough information for just a quick enquiry, so I thanked him, put my scrappy piece of paper I had jotted the notes on aside, and got on with my meditation and day.  Then promptly forgot about it. 

Neighbour comes Knocking 

In the next day or so my neighbour knocked on the door and as she came in she told me her husband had passed the day prior.  Whilst being sad it was also a blessed release because he had been very ill for a long time and unhappily suffering in care the past few years. 

I gave her my condolences and she began chatting about the day of his passing and then the evening.  The whole family were sitting around sharing and talking about their dad, husband, poppa, and then laughingly she told me how he was the BIGGEST JOKER…..   

I had totally forgotten about my spirit visitor of the previous day and was in the moment being with my neighbour hearing about it all until she said the word Joker!  Oh my, I said, and asked her to hold on a moment and went to find my scrappy piece of paper with my notes. 

It is good to mention here that whilst we are neighbours, I hardly knew her husband as they only moved in a few years ago into a granny flat and her husband took ill soon after.  He was mostly confined indoors until he went into care,  so I really had no idea what sort of person he was or his history.   

I brought the notes back to my neighbour and began checking the information. 

I went through the notes one by one with my neighbour. 

My visit from an older male with a name beginning with a J or G became obviously true. His name was Jim and he was elderly when he passed. 

But the Joker I queried???   Oh yes she said that he was renown for being the family joker and that is a lot of what they had shared last night together as a family.  It was his thing, and then she went on to share stories of some of his antics. 

Great I said so far, but braces and wires for his teeth?   Oh yes she laughed, he had a plate with false teeth and wires for his mouth but he hated the wires, so he cut them off and got into trouble with his dentist for being so naughty.   Hmmm I replied he definitely gave me the feeling that they were an issue for him. 

Finally, Jim was born in the UK hence the reference to countryside England and castles. 

All the information checked out with enough evidence that we both knew, without a doubt, that  Jim was my visitor and that his determination and great effort to get past my ‘no trespassers’ sign was due to his love and desire to communicate with his family.   

His wife and family had the precious gift of receiving his love and knowledge that he continues to exist beyond death, as does his awareness and care for them ……and if there are any mysterious, unexplained shenanigans happening in the house they will now know who may be responsible!!!! 

It is such a privilege and very humbling to be able to connect people with their loved ones in spirit, human and animals, and whilst we still grieve and miss their physical presence it is often also very healing for both parties. 

Mediumship skills can be learned, BUT it is important to know OUR DEPARTED LOVED ONES WALK AMONG US AND YOU CAN TALK TO THEM YOURSELF!  All it takes is a mere thought or a few words and THEY ARE THERE!!!     LOVE is the strongest force in the universe connecting us eternally. They gather around us to enjoy our celebrations, to heal and support in difficult times and, eventually, to welcome us when it is our time to transition into the world of spirit once again.                                 

Cheryl Rae 


How Animals Guide & Heal Us

How Animals Guide & Heal Us ….Cheryl Rae

Animals ‘sensing’ Illness
Many years ago, a man and his dog came in the door and up to the front desk I was attending at my workplace.  He began to tell me his enquiry as his dog calmly sat by his side for a minute or so, and then out of nowhere, the dog began to bark loudly and jump as high as the fellows head, pawing at him.  The customer continued talking about his query for a good 30 seconds or more and I was about to ask him to calm his dog or take him outside when he suddenly collapsed, suffering a ‘grand mal epileptic seizure’.

His dog then lay at his side whilst I tried to assist and an ambulance was called by other staff.  There was absolutely no outward indication anything at all was wrong until he collapsed, however his dog knew of the pending seizure a good half to a minute prior and his actions were obviously trying to communicate something was wrong!

There are many cases where animal companions have ‘sensed’ physical illness in their human and successfully communicated this, sometimes even saving a life. Such as a kangaroo who kept incessantly licking his humans face in one particular spot. She was a wildlife carer and realised this was not a normal habit so eventually decided to see a doctor to look at her face on a gut feeling. Tests showed she had an early stage skin cancer on that very spot, not yet with visible signs. Discovering and treating the cancer so early, she feels, saved her life.

More and more as WE grow in awareness and REALISE animals are sentient beings, and that they communicate with us, the closer and richer our relationships become….for both.

Over my lifetime of having animal companions I have had countless experiences of their unconditional loving healing, guidance and sharing in many ways, from everyday things to the profound.

Again, many years ago, when I had been struck by a life changing, devastating mystery illness, on this one day, I had had enough. I dragged myself up to sit on a kitchen chair and was distraught when I pleaded/challenged spirit, ‘If you are really here, I need help,”. Within seconds I heard the cat flap open and my cat ‘Szarni’ came into the room and jumped straight onto my lap. Then, unusually, she sat facing me and put her paw up on my heart and rested it there just looking at me.  It was a profoundly moving moment where her, I and spirit were lifted into a loving, healing and peaceful space. I was so filled by love and spirit that tears turned to laughter and light.

Some may think this is not out of the ordinary, but my beloved cat was an independent Miss and sat on me mostly only when meditating and in the evening on the couch, let alone face me or put her paw on my heart, AND leave it there. She was spirits messenger answering my call!

Animals sense Spirit.
In 2004 one evening I had set up the Adelaide Mystery School room for a group and meditated calling upon my spirit team, set up energies required and then popped back inside the house momentarily. I heard this almighty meowing from my cat who was in the AMS room which was very loud and did not stop until I came back and sat in the room where there was nothing obviously wrong.

Upon investigating I became aware of a spirit being with an energetic cloak that was swishing about as he moved around the room. I sat down with pen and paper and what followed was a very clear insightful channelled message on ‘Reading the Tarot Intuitively” for my students.
It was one of the strongest, clearest channelled messages I had ever received to date, even through an awesome decade of working in a small Trance circle receiving guidance and insight from Spirit. To read message go to:

Animals give Unconditional love AND Healing
Most people who have been close to an animal have experienced how animals ‘know’ when we are down or depressed and they quietly lay upon or beside us radiating peace, love and healing. There are more and more programs in aged care and hospitals where animals visit giving comfort, nurturing and LOVE…..the most powerful healing of all.

There is a case where a rescued German Shephard escaped his yard and was found over the road at a neighbours giving great care and attention to a special needs child. Eventually his connection and relationship with this child made such a huge impact on the childs development they adopted him.

It is as though animals sense vulnerability and disability, and instinctively know how to be present with people in need in a way that most humans have not mastered but can learn from. Their patience and acceptance can be very profound.



An extraordinary example of Animal healing ,with astounding evidence, was one I shared with my beloved companion of 17 years Szarni the cat.
In about 2014-15 a health condition began to deteriorate to the point by end 2015 where I was unable to work, socialize or even sit or chat for any length of time. I saw a counsellor for the emotional/psychological aspect so as not to ‘dump’ too much on those around me, and I had also mentioned my that Szarni was unwell and I was concerned that she was picking up too much on my health.

After Szarni had a stay in hospital we organised for her to see a Holistic vet and I went on my planned 5 day break to a friends in Tumby Bay.   I was so ill I spent the whole time mostly in bed so I had a Healing session on a QX10 Machine with Judy and the two top major issues were Epstein Barr and KIDNEY.   She wrote down the Chinese medicine recommended for the kidney for me. Within days my ex partner rang whilst at the vet with Szarni, and the vet advised that Szarni was picking up on my illness and that, as well as treating her, I needed to work on my health too! My ex was sceptical and mortified she said this, and my heart sank but knew it as truth.

Upon returning home with the name of the medicine given my QX10 for me at the session by Jenny I noticed it was EXACTLY THE SAME MEDICINE the vet had prescribed Szarni …except a few different letters at the end. Apparently one of us was the left kidney and the other was the right kidney. My ex was speechless and amazed, at the evidence of our shared health issue. Since, In the last few years Szarni and I shared the most beautiful and profound healing journey together until her recent peaceful transition into spirit of old age.

Beyond the smallest particles everything is energy and physical, mental, emotional and psychological illness is an imbalance of energy.
Healing is a natural law of the universe, and where there is empathy for someone, that natural pull of the heart, then the energy flows across to that person, place or situation.

Animals unconditionally love and care with heart for family, including their human companions. They instinctively sense energy and give love and healing unconditionally as a natural flow of the universe.

Animals are with us in Spirit beyond Death
As a Medium I have connected with countless creatures who have passed over and are close by their beloved humans in spirit, still guiding and protecting them with abounding unconditional love.

One night I was woken feeling a cat physically jumping on my bed, and was so elated thinking it was my cat Benny who had been unwell but had improved enough to do so. However as I woke I saw my other cat Muffy who was already in spirit. It was a mixed feeling of being excited to see her, and then realising she was visiting to let me know Benny was close to passing over. I might add I did give her a lecture on treating him well in spirit as she was always a bossy pants when they were in the physical together.

Muffy the cat visited me a few times after transitioning into spirit over a few years , and then one night she came to let me know she was moving on to the next level! The communication was mind to mind and I had a real understanding that I may not see her very often, but the love and connection would always be there. Apart from my personal message there was a greater awareness of the journey all animals and humans have once we transition into spirit.

Animal as Messengers and Totems
Ancient Indigenous and Native cultures have brought the knowledge that we all have a Totem Animal at birth for a lifetime as well as others who may join us at different times in our lives. This may happen when we join another clan, when we go on pilgrimage, become a healer, writer, mother, adventurer and so on.

There are also times when a creature unexpectedly appears out of nowhere in the course of our daily lives, acting as messengers, if we take the time to notice!

Animal communicator ‘Scott Alexander King’ writes in the preface of his book ‘Animal Dreaming’. ‘No matter what the scenario or circumstance, there is an animal in existence permeated with the symbolic medicine to aid and support us in every single aspect of our lives.’

Whether an animal is here in the physical or in spirit they are imbued with powerful wisdom and spirit enough to guide and assist us in every aspect and area of life.

All we have to do is humbly honour, open up and enquire into the deeper meaning of their true nature, their actions and their thoughts.

Cheryl Rae, Founder/Director Adelaide Mystery School

Psychic & Mediumship Development with RESUMES