#102 Navigating The Spirit World with Christina Cannes
Johnny Burke: Welcome to Closer to Venus. I’m Johnny Burke. Today’s guest is Christina Cannes. She is a coach hypnotherapist, a nutritionist, and she’s also had mediumship abilities since she was a child and also has experienced navigating past lives. Today we will talk about how she discovered these abilities, how she uses them to help our clients, along with some practical things we need to know about the spirit world. Christina, welcome to the show
Christina Cannes: Hi, John. Thank you. I’m so excited to be here
Johnny Burke: so, without further ado, how did you discover your intuitive gifts?
Christina Cannes: Well, it wasn’t so much a discovery, it was just something I was born with. It all started to really kick off as soon as I can remember, really. I was aware of things and I could see things that other people couldn’t see. if you talk to my mom, she will definitely verify that I could see all kinds of things that she was not aware of, and she didn’t really know what I was talking about because she doesn’t have the same ability. Unfortunately, I wasn’t surrounded by anyone who could help me navigate until much later in life. So, as a kid, it was very confusing.
I could see spirits, I could see deceased people. and I always knew, intuitively who was safe and who was unsafe. So I would tell my mom, “that’s not a safe person”, when I was three or four, and, and she would just be astounded, she didn’t understand how I knew that, but I would always be right. It all got pretty crazy once I was about five, I could see things that other people clearly couldn’t see and it was really bad at night. And a lot of kids will tell you that they’re seeing things at night and you just think that’s like silly childhood stuff but it’s not. Until you’re about seven, once your brain, develops, your prefrontal cortex develops. kids are open and they can see and receive a lot of intuitive messages and, we should all listen to them.
Johnny Burke: I’ve heard that dozens of times and it also reminds me of what Dr. Ian Stevenson did back years ago with kids with past life memories. I think the oldest kid was like nine or 10, and they all have those abilities when they’re very, very young. So in other words, you didn’t really have to choose the path, the path pretty much chose you.
Christina Cannes: Yes, even when I was little, I used to play dress up, and I didn’t know at the time, and it wasn’t until later when I started doing my past life work, but I was actually playing out my past lives. So I had all these different characters I would play as a little child, I would dress up as, and reenact, and it was actually just me remembering very vividly my past lives. So when your kids are playing, make-believe, pay attention because they might actually be giving you insight into what they’ve experienced in their lifetimes.
Johnny Burke: That’s amazing. And you know what I’m really surprised they’ve never heard that before. But now that you described it in that way, it actually makes perfect sense because kids when they’re that young, you’re right, they’re very free with expression. You probably didn’t even know at the time that it was a past life, of course.
Christina Cannes: But I would tell my mom, my name isn’t Christina. I would tell her it was Salise or all these different names and she would just look at me like, oh, okay, that’s nice. But it was the names of the people I had been in these past lives,
Johnny Burke: Did you ever have the opportunity to try actually confirm it or-
Christina Cannes: No, no, no. I’ve never done any historical research or anything like that. It’s hard to know the names. I can’t even really remember. And most of the time now, when I’m going into a past life, I don’t just go in there just to explore it. I go in there because I’m having an issue in my present life, and that issue is linked to a trauma or an experience in a past life so I’m clearing it. I’m releasing the karma. So I don’t really stick around. I just go in there, clear it up and leave.
Johnny Burke: And it’s that easy? So it is like going into meditation or?
Christina Cannes: Yeah. So through hypnosis, you can access past lives. I do that work with my clients as well, but I don’t just go into any old past life. It is always related to an issue. And I only go into the past life if it’s necessary. So often, and depending on the client. You can resolve the issue from childhood. Zero to seven is usually when most of our traumas are created in this lifetime. Most of the stuff that’s stirred up from zero to seven is related to a past life. But sometimes you can just clear it from this life and you’re good. You don’t need to necessarily the past life.
Johnny Burke: You only need to go as far back to where the issue actually originated?
Christina Cannes: right.Root cause.
Johnny Burke: One of your memories,-apparently you used to go into the woods with your dog and you’d see crowds of dead soldiers who did not realize they had died in battle. They were confederates, right? Confederate soldiers.
Christina Cannes: Yes. So I grew up in Richmond, Virginia, and when I was 10, we moved to a town called Mechanicsville outside of Richmond. Richmond, Virginia has seen a lot of battles across different wars, there’s a lot of battlefields. We moved to a neighborhood that was directly next to a Civil War battlefield that had experienced two of the most bloodiest battles of the Civil War. I knew that as a kid, but again I was really unaware of what I was experiencing. I liked to be alone. I was very creative. I liked to just be in my imagination. So I would take my dog for walks through the woods surrounding my house. We lived on acreage and the only thing around us were farms or the battlefield. And the battlefield was National Park. So I would walk through the woods, and when I see spirits, the way I see is they’re not in our dimension. I have the ability to kind of look through into another dimension. So it’s like they’re adjacent to us. They’re here, but they’re not really, and they can kind of bleed through.
When people say,” I saw a ghost”, it’s like they’re bleeding through the dimension for moment. I would just see them all around and they were really confused as most spirits are. They didn’t really know they were dead. They had died very traumatically very quickly. they were just really, really confused and they would just follow me, walk with me. This is really disturbing, but I’ll just share it with people cuz I think it will help. They were young men and I was a young girl, so I could tell that they were like kind of interested in me in that way, and it was very weird. So it was just on all levels, deeply disturbing, but also I just wanted to be in the woods with my dog, so I would kind of block them out and pretend like they weren’t there.
The other thing they would do is because our house was one of the only houses in the area at night, we would turn all the lights on and my house had tons of windows. So they would come because they were attracted to the light and just sort of stand outside my house and watch like it was like a television set or something. They were always around. They were very confused. I didn’t know how to deal with it then, so I would just try to block it out.
Johnny Burke: It sounds to me like it wasn’t just residual energy just playing itself over and over again, like a tape loop, they actually had an intelligence, like they were kind of flirting with you a little bit , as they should.Some of them were probably even teenagers.
Christina Cannes: Yeah, most of them were really, really young. Definitely teenagers, like 17, they did, they had awareness and they just were stuck. So they had left their body, but their consciousness, their awareness, their spirit was still stuck in the dimension. So they really weren’t sure what was going on. They weren’t sure who I was. They weren’t sure where they were. They were very confused.
Johnny Burke: So were they actually able to talk or did they communicate with you through telepathy? How did that happen?
Christina Cannes: I didn’t really learn how to speak to spirits until much later. I was just aware that they were there. I was not interested in them. I was not interested in knowing anything about them. I was like, please leave me alone I just wanna go for a walk with my dog. So I was trying to block them out. I knew they were there. I knew I was aware of what was happening, but I didn’t really want to engage, I was not interested.
Johnny Burke: And you were how old?
Christina Cannes: Like 10, 11. So I was really young and anyone to really help me navigate. I just did not know what going on. When I was little, I thought they were just imaginary friends, but then as I got older, I was like, oh, okay. No. Like that’s not just -who would want dead soldiers as imaginary friends, you know?, no one.
Johnny Burke: Yeah that’s amazing. So you were able to communicate with them when you got a little bit older then?
Christina Cannes: Yes. It just kept coming at me. I grew up in Virginia, so everything’s old and people have died everywhere, so I just kept experiencing spirits over and over and over again. The first time I really verified that I’d definitely seen a spirit was when I was dating my boyfriend, and his family owned a really historic farm down in Denwitty County built in like late 17 hundreds, or early 18 hundreds, and they had restored it . We were getting ready for a barbecue. We used to have like a couple of day long barbecues and invite friends over to spend the weekend.
I was in the shower , washing my hair and all of a sudden this spirit came into the shower. It was a man with a big beard and he was like really angry that I was in the shower. I was in his space and he was trying to figure out why I was there. He was like so upset and I freaked out and screamed, grabbed a towel, and just ran out of the shower with soap in my hair and found my boyfriend. And I was like, “there is somebody in the house!” I was just freaking out cause he was so angry my boyfriend came back to the house with me, and of course, there was no one
Johnny Burke: Of course,.
Christina Cannes: It was like the middle of the day too. So he is like, “just chill out”.And then after that, I just kept seeing him. He was big, tall man with a beard, and the house was just full of spirits at night. It was just really hectic. There was a woman upstairs that used to stand at the foot of the bed and watch us sleep. And I was trying to ignore everything . Eventually, I told someone, “Hey, there’s this dude with a beard in the house who’s like really upset that we’re there.” It turned out a couple of other people had seen him too. And then, my boyfriend’s father had done extensive research on the property and I was looking through the book and there was a picture of the man.I can’t remember his first name. I think his last name was Pryor, but he’d been in the Civil War. He was a lawyer. And the bedroom where I’d been taking a shower was his law office so he was super upset that there was like a shower in his law office, I guess. So in that instance, I had verified the ghost and other had seen him and I think I was about 24. At that point I was just like, all right, I can a hundred percent see spirits and I’m just gonna have to accept this.
So that’s when I started to really lean into my gifts and I was working for a marketing agency at the time. I used to go into client meetings and read the energy, like being a psychic and figure out what the clients needed us to do so that could get our projects over the line.
Johnny Burke: This man, whoever it was the lawyer,
Christina Cannes: Mm-hmm.
Johnny Burke: It wasn’t what you would call a malevolent spirit. He was just someone who was-
Christina Cannes: No, he had died, it was like he’d chosen not to move on. Like he really liked the house. He really liked his life. He just wanted to stick around and it was like he was claiming that territory as his own. He didn’t want people there. I wouldn’t say he was a nice spirit. It was definitely very unwelcoming. He wasn’t confused. Like he kind know what was going on and I don’t really know what he was doing. why stick around? But he had made that choice. He wanted to stay and he wanted his property to be his own again. Because he was upset that we were there, he made the property feel unwelcoming. Now I have the ability to kind of kick spirits out. So I would kick him out if it were my house, he would be gone. If you own a property and there are spirits on it, you have every right by universal law to remove them.
Johnny Burke: It’s your house. They have to be invited. Right?
Christina Cannes: Yeah. You have to invite them in and I don’t ever invite spirits into my home.
Johnny Burke: That reminds me of the Vampire Diaries. The only way a vampire could come into your house is if we invite them, otherwise can’t come in.
Christina Cannes: Yeah, exactly.
Johnny Burke: It’s kind of funny that’s actually based on a real law.
Christina Cannes: Yes. a lot of things are. If you look at Hollywood and movies, there’s actually a lot of information that is true, yeah. It’s interesting. The content they create. it’s not an accident. They know what they’re doing.
Johnny Burke: They do, they’ve done the research. They had somebody like you who has extra sensory gifts, whatever you want to call it, to say, Christina, why don’t you just figure out exactly what we need to do just so this movie grosses 500 million or whatever, right?
Christina Cannes: There was a really good movie I watched called, I think it was Jupiter Rising or something that the guys who created the Matrix made, it was with Mila Kunis and I don’t think it did very well, but it was pretty much straight-up facts.So I don’t think people were ready for that one, I guess they took some liberties, but it was pretty much the situation.
Johnny Burke: It would not shock me if there’s people like you that work in a position -whether you reveal your abilities or not, that you can actually help them, as you say, get the project over the line.
Christina Cannes: Oh, a hundred percent. So I work with a lot of people who are wanting to start a business, cause I’m very grounded. I love business. I like being in the material world as much as I like being in the spiritual world. So I help people. A lot of times people will get stuck because of trauma and self-doubt, all the things. They can’t create what they want to create. So I help them heal their trauma so that they’re not stuck. So that fear isn’t blocking them from doing what they want to do.
Johnny Burke: Now with your work, you don’t reveal your ninja powers, your special abilities for your consumer-facing business, obviously.
Christina Cannes: Correct. I do have the ability to talk to spirits. I talk to spirits when need be. Usually, it’s for my own benefit and it’s my own people or spirits will come through who know my friends and family and would like to get a message through. But I’m not a medium by trade because I do not believe it is actually healthy to do so.
I think if you have the abilities you need to be very careful and have very strong boundaries because when you talk to spirits, you can take on their death trauma, and you can open yourself up to entrapment. it’s really, really dangerous. So when I work with clients, I am accessing information, but I am not talking to deceased loved ones for them or anything like that because it’s not safe for me to do so. But I do have access to a lot of information and that information is provided through my team. So I have my team filter that through to me. I don’t directly access it from anyone that they would have around them just to keep myself safe.
A lot of times with, mediums, they’ll be physically sick or they’ll have a lot of physical health problems. Or they’ll say after they do a reading or they go onto their side for clients, they have to take a lot rests and breaks because it’s really physically draining. I don’t wanna do that. I’d rather work with clients and teach them how to access their own, I call them teams and their own information. I think it’s more important for us to teach people how to do that themselves than to do it for other people. I think that doing it for other people, for me, that’s just not my path.
Johnny Burke: I have heard that before that mediumship can be very draining and boundaries are also very important because there are dangers. You have to have discernment because not every being that comes through has your best interest at heart.
Christina Cannes: No, absolutely not. And you need to ask, “who am I speaking to? “And make sure you get a very clear answer. I’m super strict with who I communicate with. So I don’t really channel or talk to, aliens or spirits or anything like that. I just stay in my own lane, and talk to my own crew. I just don’t wanna open myself up to any sort of entrapment or receive information that isn’t actually gonna help me. Entities and spirits, can be quite deceiving. They can be quite tricky and they can tell you what you wanna hear. They can say that they’re of the light or they’re good, but I’m very discerning.
Johnny Burke: I guess that is something learned over time. So mediumship, it’s not for the faint of heart. I hear the same things over and over again, which is great to learn because I think there are pitfalls. Now you mentioned a couple times entrapment. Describe that for us. What exactly is that?
Christina Cannes: It’s if you channel or invite an entity in, you’re basically inviting them into your energetic field. They can hook onto your body and they can attach to you and stay there for lifetimes. It’s one of those things where they can influence the decisions that you make because decisions are what creates your reality, and we have free will to create, right?
So if we’re making decisions based on an entity that we’ve invited in, or that’s entrapped in our field, our decision-making could be impaired and therefore we could create a life that’s not great.It’s also why I never drink. I don’t drink alcohol or do drugs or anything like that, because as soon as you do that, you’re opening yourself up to attachment and potential entrapment. I don’t want anything trying to trick me or convince me to make decisions that aren’t in my absolute best interest.
Johnny Burke: Interesting point about the drink and whatever substance of choice that some people have. Can you tell if someone has a certain attachment to them already, which they might not even be aware of?
Christina Cannes: I can, I don’t use my mediumship abilities to do it in my session when I’m directly working with their spirit. We can determine if the issue is linked to an entrapment.
Johnny Burke: Do you have a solution for it?
Christina Cannes: We clear the root cause trauma. It’s usually linked to a trauma or if you’re taking substances, it can be linked to that. So you clear it out and then you clear the entity out, and it’s not allowed back in. It’s all about awareness. So as soon as you become aware of it, you kick ’em out, don’t let ’em back in.
Johnny Burke: Are there signs for us common folk or non-intuitive as I like to describe myself of course ,that might be going on, or is that a discussion for another day?
Christina Cannes: there are signs. If you’re being told to drink, they feed off of alcohol and drugs. They love alcohol and drugs. So anytime you’re doing that, they’re basically just feeding off your energy. Suicidal thoughts or harming yourself. I also think anyone- these people are never gonna come see me, but people who are classified as narcissists or psychopaths, they’re just totally overtaken by entities and things. Anybody who’s committing murder or hurting other people, I don’t believe they’re actually in their body, like their bodies are just completely taken over by these entities from other dimensions.
Johnny Burke: Interesting point. You mentioned narcissism -I just talked to someone yesterday, and this person was just so arrogant and so ego-driven, I started to think, is he possessed, or is he just not very smart? I don’t know. I don’t have that kind of spiritual authority where I can say this person is this and this person is that.
Christina Cannes: You do. You’ve already acknowledged it because intuitively you’re like, something’s not right. And I think whenever you’re with someone, again, narcissism is a total disconnection from the heart, and psychopathy is a total disconnection from the heart. I see these people as almost not human because as humans, we’re supposed to be connected to our hearts. We’re supposed to have empathy and compassion. We’re not supposed to be self-sacrificing people pleasers. But, we should be able to really put ourselves in the position of the other person and try to understand how they’re feeling and thinking. And that’s what makes us human. That’s why AI and robots and things like that, I’m very wary of because I’m [like, Ooh, totally disconnected from the heart, from compassionate empathy.
So I just see psychopaths and narcissists as that. I mean, they’ve been wounded in childhood and possibly throughout several lifetimes, so they’re completely disconnected from their heart, and through that trauma things have come in and latched on and are influencing their behaviors.
Johnny Burke: Through the trauma.
Christina Cannes: The secret to life is healing your trauma, and that’s how you become more psychic. The more trauma you heal, the more psychic you become.
Johnny Burke: That’s a first. I’m pretty sure we’re gonna have to do another episode through the course of this talk, we’re gonna open up several cans of worms, which is good. really, it’s great stuff. Before I forget, you’ve mentioned my team, my crew, I’m pretty sure you’re talking about spirit guides, right?
Christina Cannes: Yeah., I stick to talking to you, you can call them spirit guides, but it’s almost like your higher self, your spirit. and there are also deceased loved ones that come in and out that help you and watch you. So that’s who I talk to, those are the only sources of information I consult with.
Johnny Burke: Spirit guides are one of my favorite things to talk about, I’m not quite sure why, but one person told me that, well, they can’t be your deceased loved ones. What are your thoughts?
Christina Cannes: I think it depends on what they’re classifying the term spirit guide as. So for me, it’s, anything that is trying to help you evolve and make better decisions and is here to help you in a loving way, kind of complete your mission, right? So I believe based on my experience, they are deceased loved ones your deceased loved ones come back and they wanna make sure you’re okay and they wanna help you and they’re actively involved in your present life.
There were a couple of spirit guides that I talked to years ago and I’ve opted out of that and I just sort of directly speak to my spirit and my higher self, because I’m just so focused on this life and making sure I do everything I possibly can to kind of complete my mission in this lifetime. I don’t necessarily have to keep coming back. I’m really tired. So, I try to make sure that the information I receive is very clear I just wanna make sure I can a hundred percent trust it. So whenever there are third parties involved, I’m kind of like, okay, thanks. But when I talk to my higher self, my spirit, that’s clear. That’s in my best interest. Absolutely. So I’ve kind of whittled it down.
Johnny Burke: So how do you discern your higher self from a spirit guide or an angel for that matter? How do you do that?
Christina Cannes: I don’t ever talk to angels, ever. I don’t trust them. I don’t believe in my experience, they’re trustworthy. With my spirit. I’ve just learned how to connect. When I meditate, I close my eyes. I drop into my heart and spirit is your breath. You’re connecting to your spirit through your breath, so just slowing down your breath. And then I just drop right into this sort of direct line and I start getting information that way.
Johnny Burke: Is it possible that our higher selves are up in a different dimension? And looking down or looking across the plane, part of our souls are in a different place in a much higher vibration while we are here in our physical, denser bodies. Is that possible?
Christina Cannes: Yeah. That’s what I get. I think Spirit and Soul are two different things. Like masculine and feminine. They’re used together to create the physical body so that we can experience our lives. And our souls are kind of different for each lifetime because they’re created through DNA and our parents and our biology and spirit activates the soul, and it’s connected to the soul through all lifetimes. It’s kind of the main source of information. So yes, spirit is in lots of different dimensions all at once.
Johnny Burke: Many dimensions.
Christina Cannes: So spirit is how I access other lifetimes of my own and for my clients because spirit’s the overarching energy that can kind of access the data. When people say my soul has lived several lifetimes, I’m like, not really, they just don’t know the terminology or the technology. This is based on my experience. So, It’s kind of true, but kind of also not true because the soul is very much anchored in the physical body in this lifetime.
Johnny Burke: What are your thoughts on time? Because I’ve been told that people that explore past lives, one woman said it’s not really a past life, it’s another life because they’re all happening at once.
Christina Cannes: Well, I don’t believe we have the ability to actually understand our universe and how it’s built with our brains. So I don’t really try to figure it out too much. I think the more you evolve, the more information you’re given. So every day you’re given a little bit more. But I don’t think we can ever really understand it all.
But based on my experience, yes, time is what is used here on Earth to create the dimension that we’re in with the laws that we’ve agreed on, I guess to use. But yes, our past lives- everything’s kind of happening all at once. So when you say past lives, it’s not really a past life, it’s more like a parallel life. You can access them because they’re still there. The thing that throws me though is that I know that some people have had more lives on Earth than others. So there is some sort of trajectory, but how that works, I’m really not sure.
When people say old souls, what they mean is they’ve had a few more rounds on Earth than others. So old soul really isn’t for me the best way to, to explain that. It’s more like, your spirit’s had so many lifetimes. It’s like school, eventually, you graduate, but for me, I’m just really tired. I’m like, oh gosh. Okay. another one.
Johnny Burke: I’m sure a lot of people feel the same way. Since we’re on the subject of past lives, have you had any experience with the life in between life space , where apparently we make soul contracts and agreements before we come back again?
Christina Cannes: Yeah. There’s one thing that really rubs me the wrong way, and that’s this belief that we pick our parents and all this stuff, and these new-age people will make it sound all rosy and divine. And I’m like, Hmm, not sure it’s that rosy. For me it’s like this mathematical kind of equation. It’s almost like a computer output. I’m pretty sure our reality is a simulation of some kind. When we decide to come back, we’re kind of almost like maybe tricked or guilted into doing so. Like when we die, we have some guilt or regret, that we wanna clear up or some karma we need to balance. So we have this conversation on the other side and we’re like, “oh yeah, we’ll go back cuz maybe we can do it differently” or we just have to come back cuz we’re still learning.
The way I see it is the contracts and the agreements we make, when we pick our parents, it’s almost like this mathematical application. Like my mom for example, like I’ve been in a past life with her. We had a not-so-great past life, and so we’ve come into this life to kind of clear it up and so I wasn’t like,” oh, I just wanna choose her.” It was just more like, “Okay, well to come back, I can go in and be with this person and clear this up and work on this. “It’s just kind of the thing you gotta do.You just make the best of it. I think that’s the goal in life is just to make the best of kind of what you’ve been given. Do I think it’s this divine, beautiful prophecy? Not really. I don’t get that. That’s my experience, but other people have different interpretations of that.
Johnny Burke: That’s pretty consistent with what a lot of the other guest speakers have told me- one of the quotes, I’ve heard this more than once: you don’t always get the parents you want, but you get the parents you need. And the whole point is to learn.
Christina Cannes: Yeah, that’s pretty much it. And learning is not great sometimes. The experience with my parents, yeah sure I learned, but it wasn’t fun or pleasant. You just kind of get slotted in and you come back and you just kind of have to deal with it. Because I’ve cleared a lot of stuff from being in the womb and being like,” oh gosh, I’m back again-I have to deal with this woman! “Like I knew who she was. I knew exactly our past as I knew as a baby. I wasn’t like, “oh, yay, I’m gonna learn these great lessons. I was like, ah, ah!” It’s not like we’re super excited to do this. That’s not what I get.
Johnny Burke: I would agree because I’ve heard this over and over and over again. it’s almost like casting a play and sometimes the assignment is not gonna be that fun. You don’t always get to play the stud or the beautiful girl, and some of the things these people agree on apparently, are not fun, not pleasant. Sometimes they’re downright horrible.
Christina Cannes: Yeah. Cause it’s about achieving balance. But whenever these new age people say these things, I just feel like that makes people feel bad about themselves. Almost like, well you deserve the trauma you got. No, we’re just trying to clear up this balance, clear stuff up, clear the karma, balance things out. I just approach it as more of a math equation, try to take an objective approach to it. And then, help people.
Johnny Burke: You’re looking at a ledger of sorts.
Christina Cannes: Like a spreadsheet. It’s accounting, you’re just trying to balance the budget. So I just try to help people achieve that balance, cuz you can get stuck in that. It can be really hard, a hard life. So the more you can clear it up the better it is.
Johnny Burke: So you have no doubt that when our loved ones pass, our friends or family, they’re still very much a part of our lives and we’re always connected.
Christina Cannes: Yes. I think that when they pass, I know for a hundred percent fact that they are present on the other side with us. I think it depends on your relationship with them on earth. I think the deeper and stronger your bond is with them on earth, the deeper and stronger the bond is with them on the other side.
For me, my stepdad was my number one, but he’s graduated and moved on and so I don’t really talk to him anymore. But my biological father was a nightmare and he’s kind of busted and broken, and he’s on the other side and we didn’t really have a deep loving relationship. So I can talk to him, but it’s mostly him just apologizing and trying to help me understand, what happened and why. I understand and it’s fine. But it still wasn’t pleasant while he was here on earth. So yeah, a lot of the messages I get for friends and family and their loved ones are wanting them to know certain things, especially the ones that they had deep bonds with, or loved ones who were not so nice to them and need to explain why and, and hopefully rectify the wrongs.
Johnny Burke: It’s pretty amazing really because so many people think, oh, once you die, that’s it. You just go on the ground, or whatever. And to me, even when I was a little kid, I thought, that doesn’t make any sense -it doesn’t, but you know that it’s not what you think, it’s what you actually know from experience.
Christina Cannes: I a hundred percent know. The people I talk to and the people I share messages with. I’m divorced. So when I date men, oftentimes loved ones will come through and I always ask permission. I say, “Hey, look, I’m a medium. I can talk to people who have passed on, and your mom wants to come through and share some information. “And they’re just like, how do you know that?
Johnny Burke: That’s amazing!
Christina Cannes: You really have to be a certain type of person to date me. But yeah, there’s just a hundred percent. I think the world would be a completely different place if everyone knew that this wasn’t it. And the decisions we make in this lifetime and the agreements we make in this lifetime affect us in other lifetimes
Like, I always laugh cuz people are like, “oh, Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos. That’s the goal in life”. And I’m like, ha, they’re gonna be like so poor and busted next lifetime. Like,
Johnny Burke: I like the way you used that term” busted. ” that’s great.
Christina Cannes: Cuz it’s about balance. You can’t do that and then expect that your next lifetime’s gonna be like- that’s why they don’t wanna die. That’s why they wanna live forever. They’re like, “oh no, I can’t die, can’t die, can’t leave this lifetime!” I’m like, yeah, I know. You better not because it’s gonna be not so pleasant next time! Not that money is bad or success is bad. I think that it’s about fulfilling your mission and doing what you’re here to do. Maybe that is their mission. I just wish more people knew that this wasn’t it. I think it would create just a less stressed out, sort of frantic, madness that we create for ourselves sometimes that just isn’t necessary.
Johnny Burke: I agree. anything else that you think our listeners should know ?
Christina Cannes: Just heal your trauma. I hate spiritual bypassing, so don’t think that just because you know you have crystals, you’re like a healed person. That is so far from the truth. You have to do the work and heal your trauma. Don’t take life so seriously, because the people on the other side don’t, they’re quite funny. they’re really funny….what are you doing? Yeah, they’re really funny. Some aren’t. They’re like,” please get this message through. “But once you get the message through, they kind of calm down and they’re like, oh, okay, thanks.
Johnny Burke: But they do have a sense of humor it sounds like.
Christina Cannes: a hundred percent
Johnny Burke: I imagine my spirit guides are looking at each other” oh Jesus, what is this clown doing now?” And having a laugh. And so you’re saying they actually do that?
Christina Cannes: They have great empathy and compassion, so they’re not mean about it. But they do laugh. A lot of times I’ll be like,” what should I do? “And they’re like, how about just do nothing and just relax and maybe not worry about that? And I’m like, oh yeah, okay, thanks. And they’re like, ha ha. See ?Easy.
Johnny Burke: Oh my god!
Christina Cannes: Why are you trying to make it all complicated? All we do is just make stuff so much more complicated than it needs to be. I think just to keep things simple. Just focus on yourself and being healthy and living a good life and being kind and being of service. Focus on your gifts. We all have these amazing gifts. The money. 401k or whatever. That’s super important cuz you wanna live a good life.
But when you’re laying on your deathbed, you’re not gonna be like, oh, thank gosh I worked 24 7 and never saw my family. And when you die, you’re gonna come back and you’re gonna wanna try to help them and you’re gonna regret certain things and you’re gonna wanna make sure that the way you treated people if you treated them badly anyway, is rectified in some way.
That’s what I get most often is people coming through to share messages and they’re like,” oh, so sorry about that, I shouldn’t have done that. I’m so sorry for doing that to you. I love you.” And explain why they did that because they were traumatized and they didn’t know any better and their awareness wasn’t able to give them another option.
Johnny Burke: Great stuff. Christina. Thanks for coming onto the show. How can our listeners find out more about you online?
Christina Cannes: My website is www.bigbeautifulsky.com. I’m there for you. I’m here to help. whatever questions or concerns you have, just get in touch