Friday, August 26, 2011

Energy shifts ;>)

We are back in the game folks!

New case in September will test our skills to the max and we're hitting a very large facility to check for the activity that is being reported by the occupant.

Meeting is on September 10th at Mimis in Folsom at 12:00 noon to go over the core parts of the case, but we'll hold off in specifics to keep the investigation "pure". This will allow the evidence to speak for us and not the past filtering through expectations.

It feels good to have a working team again! We'll be operating in a very loose and fun fashion. The September 10th meeting is a safety meeting to go over procedures and to see who will be stepping into what role when we get to the site. We'll go over how to set up for the investigation, times and events for the evening's progression and responsibilities at breakdown of the gear and evidence analysis.

See you guys there! GRI lives!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Endings and new beginnings...

One could say the last year of illness, changes and the rotation of members has been a disaster. On the other hand, life is a series of challenges and adjustments and if one views the flow of life as a river, with water coming together, merging and then splitting off on different courses, then you can see the natural progression of a team going through it's various growth and contraction cycles.

I've changed too. As the leader of GRI, I had to step back and honor the illness that had beset me and deal with a surgery and also to recover and then face down my father's illness and slow journey towards the other side. He has not left us, but I suspect that day is not far now and I've worked to make peace with that.

Where does GRI stand in all of this? With the departure of our case manager recently, I stand essentially alone with the organization and have decided to just keep going. My plans are to join other teams and to use my considerable array of equipment to help them with their cases and rotate amongst them when I have the time. Many other paranormal teams I have contact with are undergoing similar changes and I suspect team leaders will band together to help one another as a natural reaction to the economic difficulties and also to keep the faith alive!

I'm also studying Mediumship very diligently and plan to use it frequently in my work. Being that many of these Spirits are Earthbound, it stands to reason that some can be helped with intervention and the use of both classical Mediumship to contact them and also technology to ascertain and bolster the case to identifying them and moving forward to assist them.

So look for 2011 to be a not-so-busy case structure for GRI and perhaps more a time of education, growth and adjustment to a new and sustainable way of doing things. If you are interested in talking with me, the now sole member of GRI, drop a line and we can perhaps work cases together and do some interesting research!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Medium Brenda Orr-Barnett will be our special guest tonight on SoulStream

Yours truly has come down with a nasty flu bug, so a medium friend of mine will be doing guest readings on the show this evening while I run the console and handle the show.

Medium Brenda Orr-Barnett joins us on the show tonight (3/5/11)

The show is on at 8:30PM Pacific / 11:30PM Eastern!

Monday, February 28, 2011

March 2011 news and site rebuild

We are in the process of a major site update and thus are redirecting you to this location while we perform the needed updates.

GRI has, as you most likely guessed, been on hiatus for quite some time and we had a lot of maintenance to do on the site, much needed updates, a rethink of our direction and missions to plan for 2011.

The good news is that we do have two March investigations set up and we'll be back doing field work and some broadcast work of our investigations.

We've learned, with a lot of hard lessons, that doing investigations takes much more than showing up and doing a hunt. We'll be collecting less evidence on hunts and to issue reports as soon as possible so as to bring a real life-cycle to each case. This has been our most vexing issue to date.

We'll be trying some different approaches to this over the course of 2011 to find what works best. Truly, the hardest thing in this economic climate with people working harder than ever to survive, is to ask them to dedicate long hours to investigation. So real-time analysis and quick turnaround while we have them on-scene is the answer and a good starting point.

We've also got a new twist to our investigations that no-one else is doing. We'll be covering more of that here in the near future.

For now, as of February 28 - March 2, this site will stand-in for the normal GRI site as we do the needed updates and rebuilds. Feel free to pop us any questions you may have and we hope you enjoy the changes that we are making to the site.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

2011 is here and we're BACK from surgery and down-time!

For our first real "Post" of 2011, I want to say that we ARE STILL HERE! ;>) The latter part of 2010 saw us with illness and surgery for both me and Spencer's family. I am recovered for the most part from my December surgery and am back in the game. So we are looking at the realities of the economy, potential cases and our ability to do good research work.

Priorities for 2011; 2 to 3 serious outdoor research cases as "must-hunt" objectives, testing new equipment and monthly local hunts to keep our edge up. The goal, in this economy, is simply to keep things going and still do unique work. We have acquired metal detectors for research work and will tie these into our ghost hunting where possible. We will save enough $$$ for one east-coast flight to do a case somewhere out there (likely New York) and finally, to get back into our radio show with new energy.

The Radio shows are going to stick with the Friday ITC experiments and readings with the mediumship taking center-stage and then interviews and show-casing other groups on Sundays on BlogTalkRadio and other radio venues. Now that I'm feeling better, look out ;>)