Meditation and Messages of Hope

Meditation has cumulative benefits. I would love it if you joined my community (free for 40 days) and committed for more meditation and healing in 2021! Here are some of the topics!

I’m deeply grateful for all the podcasters and interviewers I have talked with since speaking publicly about my near-death experience. Recently, Jeff Mara put together a video showcasing the many beautiful messages of love and hope from 100 near-death experiencers he has interviewed. I have also interviewed a lot of these folks on my YouTube Channel, so I enjoyed hearing familiar messages and new ones. Check out his video!

Writing About Spirituality Workshop! Last Day to Sign Up!

Would you like to write about your spiritual experiences? Writing can connect you to your intuitive knowing and guidance. It can also be a powerful way to release stored energy and experience spontaneous healing. Join virtually on Sundays 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Central Time (Nov. 22, 29, and Dec. 1). Join here!

The event will be recorded if you can’t make all the dates, but it would be fun to talk about your ideas and address your questions. In this three-part workshop, we will explore techniques for creating authentic writing. For over eleven years, I have helped college students of all ages and backgrounds express themselves and engage audiences. I have also traditionally published a best-selling memoir and self-published other books.

We will discuss topics related to your book ideas, as well as choices about writing nonfiction or fiction, writing through trauma, writing about spiritual experiences, planning, simplifying, adding depth, voice, style, memory, and letting go of ego in order to tell the best story or share the best information with your audience. Magic happens on the writing journey. I have witnessed it and would love to share this with you. Our capacity for empathy and connection grows as we connect with those who are sharing their lives with us at a deep level.

So Many Good Shows, Podcasts, & More

I’m beyond grateful for my connections with you….

When I started this blog four years ago, I had no idea that I would soon be connected to some amazing podcasters, filmmakers, near-death experiencers, healers, shamans, mediums, spiritual teachers and lovely people willing to share their spiritual journeys with me. Every day I talk with inspirational people around the world…. Thank you for finding me and sharing bits of your wisdom and your lives with me. You bless me!!

Most of my work has been online, and online summits have certainly taken off during the pandemic. Soon, I get to be a part of the joy and wisdom of this group of lovely speakers. On Nov. 10-15th, 35 Western spiritual leaders, teachers and coaches will share insights and practical tools for experiencing peace and joy despite the challenges of life! The topics are right in line with what I love to talk about—sharing your light with the world, letting go of baggage, and expressing your true potential! Check out the speakers!

Also, I’m honored to be a part of the documentary Facing Fear. It was an unexpected pleasure to meet Bill Bennett and his crew last summer and talk with them candidly. We had no idea that the world would be so deeply impacted and continues to be impacted by fear. Certainly, one of my messages is to help people release some of their fear of death and live more fully in the light.

Here’s an except from the website about this project. I hope you’ll check it out! I have enormous respect for Bill Bennet and his work.

“Eighteen months ago, Bill Bennett set off around the world to make a film on fear. He interviewed a broad range of people including leading experts on fear. Then the coronavirus hit, and that put a temporary stop to production. Yet fear was running rampant, and Bill realized there was a desperate need for the kind of information he’d gathered.

So as a precursor to the film, he’s created this website containing edited versions of each interview, along with up-to-date Zoom interviews discussing how to manage fear during the current crisis. There’s 27 interviews in all, each running 45-60 minutes, providing nearly 24hrs of crucial and practical advice on how to get on top of your fears. It’s an extraordinary resource discussing fear in depth, tailored to what we’re going through right now.”

I am constantly surprised by how many GREAT podcasters there are in the spirituality and wellness category.

Lately, my story has recently been featured on several engaging podcasts.

I opened up in a way I haven’t yet in this Skeptico Interview. Alex asked me more about parts of my story that are in my book but not addressed frequently in interviews.

Jeff Mara also has a wonderful podcast and it was a pleasure to talk with him. Check out some of his interviews with near-death experiencers.

I hope everyone is meditating, staying well, and keeping your minds focused on the light!

Deepening Your Intuition Workshop

Online Workshop–October 25, 2020 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. (Central Standard Time) Register here through Raja Yoga.

Which intuitive messages are most helpful on your path?

During my near-death experience, I experienced much healing and compassion. Intuitive messages that come from a place of love and open you to greater awareness are important messages.

In the afterlife, I understood that we are not alone on this journey. Spirit continues to show me that we are each supported deeply and profoundly by intelligence, energy, and love.

Some people fear that they cannot connect, but communication with divinity, ancestors, guides, and the angelic realm can be strengthened simply by shifting your focus from the physical to the Spirit world. 

We all have an innate ability to connect to our inner knowing. Often, a discussion about what this connection feels like to various people can help you trust your own knowing a bit more. Additionally, meditation, trauma release, and chakra balancing can enhance the flow of your intuition.

I enjoy creating safe communities where others can support one another. We can learn to trust our intuition more by connecting with others in authentic ways.

All ability levels are welcome to this workshop. Sign up, and I’ll give you free access to my online spiritual community through the end of 2020!

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Shaman Oaks Interview, Kundalini Yoga, and Random Updates!

I love this interview on the Shaman Oaks YouTube channel. The visuals are great! If I had skills with Final Cut Pro, I would have chosen similar images. I’m deeply grateful to meet the wonderful people who subscribe to his channel who are on their own awakening paths! I highly recommend checking out his healing videos as well as his videos which share openly about his spiritual journey.

My Life Since March

So, how has your life changed since March of 2020? Have you learned anything new or altered your ways? I bought a bike (the first bike I’ve owned since college), and I’ve been biking around town like I’m a character in Portlandia! Less traffic and more time for exercise and sunlight has been great fun.

Recently, I found that I deeply appreciate the benefits of Kundalini yoga. For so long, I have preferred cardio for exercise and various forms of meditation for my spiritual practice. I’ve resisted the idea of yoga, but this form of yoga found me and insisted that I try it! I’ve written openly about many different healing modalities for C-PTSD, and Kundalini yoga has impressive holistic benefits.

One of the cool things about everything being online is that we can try classes from different cities. If you want to join my Kundalini class online in Fort Worth at Raja Yoga I highly recommend the online classes. One of the teachers, Dr. Kari Rollins, graduated from Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She’s a fantastic teacher and often gives tips for preventing illnesses and living a balanced life.

I’m thrilled that thousands of people around the world tuned in for the free live version The Third Annual Online Near-Death Experience Summit. If you are interested in purchasing the recorded version of the summit, you can still do this!

With that purchase, you get access to my spiritual community which meets online every other Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Central Standard Time. You also get a signed copy of my book if you live in the United States. I’d love to have you join us! Here’s the link.

Thanks so much for your orders of Angels in the OR on Audible. It is fun to see it listed next to some wonderful books in the NDE category!

Reading from “Loving Narcissus & Sometimes God”

Poetry is a fantastic medium for writing about spirituality, especially when these experiences are still integrating and peculating. I often encourage those who have recently awakened or had a near-death experience to journal and write poetry if that interests them. Years later, I know they will look back and appreciate the knowing of these moments.

I waited what seemed like forever for the title, “Loving Narcissus & Sometimes God,” to come to me. Eventually, it popped into my brain!

Perhaps, all the wonderful IG accounts and YouTube accounts that focus on narcissistic abuse helped me better understand why empaths like myself can attract narcissists. In this collection, I use the Greek Myth of “Narcissus” to represent all the ways that loving people who are unhealthy for us can shift our focus away from that love of God. In my latest YouTube video, I read the title poem, “Loving Narcissus.”

The last half of the poetry collection focuses on the better choice of simply Loving God in all areas and at all stages of our lives. Here is the final poem of the collection. I’d love it if you pre–ordered the book. It is free on Kindle Unlimited.

All This Talk About Death

We go on folks…we go on.
The credits are rolling,
surgeons are packing up their tools,
loved ones are falling to their knees,
and there you are in spirit going on,
finally aware of how your worries
shouldn’t have been worries.

You should have loved them more,
hugged them more frequently,
reminded them to be happier,
taken them out to enjoy
the sunlight and moonlight.

You should have danced more,
laughed more, praised more,
and joked around a bit more.

You are excited though,
hovering there above your discarded body
because it makes more sense to continue
than to become nothing
when you are something—
a spark of God that you dimmed
and brightened depending
on your circumstances and mood.

And, now, you can be fully
who you were meant to be,
who you too often limited
in the realm of fear and time.

@ Tricia Barker, 2019

Life to Afterlife: Death and Back

I’m excited that my story is featured in this documentary by
Craig P McMahon
. The near-death experience stories of Erica McKenzie, Ingrid Honkola, and Howard Storm are also featured in this series.

Howard Storm, Ingrid Honkola and I will also be speaking at the IANDS Virtual conference this weekend. Click here to see all the speakers.

NDE Summit and Interviews

I’m looking forward to The Third Annual Online NDE Summit! It’s a month away!! The live version is free!

I enjoyed the conversation with Suzanne Gisemann on Unity Online Radio. To check out that podcast, click here. We talked about mediumship, near-death experiences, and much more.

Also, John Meser from NDE talked with me recently. Here is Part 1 of that wonderful interview.

Lura Ketchledge, a near-death experiencer herself, hosts a wonderful show and talked with me recently.

The Light of Transformation

Part of the focus of this year’s Third Annual Online Near-Death Experience Summit is energetic transformations. The live portion of the discussion is free, so join us on Aug. 1-2 for these conversations about how to transform suffering into release and light.

“Enlightenment is a destructive process. It has nothing to do with becoming better or being happier. Enlightenment is the crumbling away of untruth. It’s seeing through the facade of pretense. It’s the complete eradication of everything we imagined to be true.”
― Adyashanti

Are you beginning to lose patience with manipulation, neediness, false pretenses, false hope, illusion, fantasy, fear, complaining, and a focus on the negative or what is lacking? If so, you might be on the right track! 

Let your eyes experience the joy of looking toward the light. 

The spirits from the beyond keep reminding me that so much more is possible.  Even those who dive deep into spiritual studies only know a sliver of what is possible, and the focus on limitation is indeed limiting.

So, if all is made new in the afterlife, all is healed, can this healing can happen here? Heaven is a template of purity to overlay on our lives.  Our higher self is always present as a possibility.  Our higher self holds the keys to truth.  Alignment is a breath away if the belief is strong enough.

The only way to know that we’ve seen into the true nature of something is that the story we’re telling ourselves releases.  It is not only seen to be illusion; it is felt to be illusion. That’s the choice you have—to be a victim in your own ideas and beliefs or to feel into them until they drop away.”  Adyashanti

We often want to hide and buffer ourselves from the light of the truth. Have you ever loved a person or illusion more than you loved God?  More than you loved yourself?  If you have, then you have known suffering.  You have known devastation.  

What is the answer to this devastation?  The light of creation!  The answer is in our own soul and connection to God. 

People around you will rewrite history to escape accountability, but they can’t burn you if you burn with the fire of truth.  Remember that…if you burn with the light and burn brightly, all that is will continue to be. What seems like loss is only the smoke of illusion disappearing. Love is all that we take with us into the afterlife and all that is real. And, that love is yours.

“When you get out of the driver’s seat, you find that life can drive itself, that actually life has always been driving itself. When you get out of the driver’s seat, it can drive itself so much easier—it can flow in ways you never imagined. Life becomes almost magical. The illusion of the “me” is no longer in the way. Life begins to flow, and you never know where it will take you.”― Adyashanti, 

Remember the joy of a child? The child does not care if his or her ideas are acceptable. Choose freedom over anyone’s approval. Choose joy over social norms.

“We end up putting so much attention onto our image that we remain in a continuous state of protecting or improving our image in order to control how others see us.”― Adyashanti, Falling Into Grace

In an age of selfies and presenting a partial version of yourself, dare to be your true self. People will label you, put you on a cross, but take yourself off the cross and jaunt away. They haven’t walked on the ground of your existence or seen the light from your eyes.

In my writings and life, I have dared to be truthful and vulnerable. —Tricia Barker, Author of Angels in the OR and founder of The Third Annual Online NDE Summit.

Accept the parts of you that still require growth…the parts of you that cry out in pain. Parent yourself. Accept the parts of you that have failed according to societies standards, and give yourself the medal of survival and the ticket of eternal freedom.

One of the things, I am thinking in these times is how those of us like me with Complex PTSD can continue to care for ourselves when enduring and witnessing additional trauma.

Here are some wise and powerful words from one of the speaker’s at this year’s event, Cherie Aimee.

“Your body will begin to free itself from the collective trauma when you allow yourself to be vulnerable in front of the world. To express your pain, hurts and emotional turmoil without worrying about looking good, being the perfect leader or saying the right thing.

It is a powerful way to learn your true alchemical power and ability to withstand the storms of life. The reason people do not heal is because they are busy covering up their deepest grief and distracting themselves from their biggest fear—the fear of death.

Instead of facing it head on, we share false truths, create fantasies around wealth, power and beauty, gas light and romanticize our relationship with cognitive dissonance in the name of love and light.

You can not heal what you are unwilling to see. If you turn a blind eye to what is happening in the outer world, what is it you are unwilling to see in your inner world?

When you find the courage to continually face the darkest aspects of life, you can begin the process of reintegrating your soul back into wholeness. It is a process that requires an extreme level of bravery that you were never taught.

Once you learn to continuously allow grief to move through your body and express itself, you will uncover that the process of healing only ever required your body’s understanding of the natural dance between death and rebirth.

You must learn this dance in order to create your true desires for yourself and humanity.” —Cherie Aimee

The 3rd Annual Online Near-Death Experience Summit is FREE

The LIVE portion of this year’s summit is FREE!  Click here to reserve your spot and connect with some of the inspirational speaker’s at this online event occurring on August 1-2, 2020 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. CDT.

(If you heard my talk on Unity Online Radio with Suzanne Giesemann, please use the coupon code UNITY for 40% off the paid version which gives you access to the videos which you can download, an all-access portal to the speakers, free books, and a free year of my membership.  I can’t wait to have community with you.)

The 3rd Annual Online Near-Death Death Summit will be a weekend focused on energetic transformations, angel communication, and unconditional love. We all know that this year has been challenging in many ways; however, nature continues to offer us healing and our understanding and participation with energy can amplify at this time. Many beautiful shifts are happening in our world, and we want to bring more healing, peace, and unconditional love to your experiences.


Join us to find out more about how you can deepen your own knowing and feel more confident about being true to your soul’s mission.

To find out more about the speakers and reserve your free ticket, click here.