This small town is easy to miss if you aren’t looking for it. Today, I am about 40 minutes north of Orlando, seeking a new “spiritual” experience. The town of Cassadaga, between Orlando, and Daytona, in central Florida, was founded by George P. Colby. Mr. Colby said he was led there through the wilderness from New York City by his spirit guide, Seneca, in 1875. This spiritual community was established in 1894 and has 55 certified mediums residing in the Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp. Designated as a Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991, the Southern Cassadaga Spiritual Camp Meeting Association is the oldest active religious community in the southeastern United States.
As you drive down the road which leads directly to the camp you feel as if you are going back in time, the serenity is obvious and welcoming. I arrive at the Cassadaga Book Store, where you may have access to certified medium, both residents and non-residents of the community. The white board in the back room lists the names of available healers and mediums. I feel drawn to one name in particular. Using the telephone on the table, I call my medium and make my appointment. We will meet in an hour and a half.
Across the street is the Cassadaga Hotel. Built in the 1920s, this 14 room hotel has a special healing room and the L’Aldia restaurant. L’Aldia serves an Italian inspired menu. Their Cassadaga Panini chicken sandwich was perfectly prepared and fresh tasting.
I start to feel butterflies in my belly when I see my medium, a lovely pleasant looking Spanish woman, with long black hair. Our session will be in her home, just minutes away from the book store. I follow her by car on a well-kept, dirt road, which leads us to her modest home. I am not sure what I am going to hear, this is my first experience. An hour later, I leave her home feeling a great sense of peace.
On the 5 minute drive back to the Cassadaga Book Store, reflecting on the information revealed in my session comes to mind – I feel empowered, and my mind is clear. The store is filled with books, candles, crystals, jewelry; everything you’d hope to find. The employees are helpful and encourage you to use your spiritual items as your intuition guides you.
As I leave, I reflect on my afternoon and know I will return, even if only to experience the immense sense of peace. Cassadaga is a spiritual haven for those seeking spiritual healing. Bring your friends to share the experience.
For more information on Cassadaga visit www.cassadaga.org.
As always, please feel free to share your thoughts and experiences. I hope that by sharing my experiences you find strength, hope, and solutions when you make your commitment to live beyond your illness.
Gal Pal Carmen
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