A Double Life

I have a confession to make. I’m leading a double life.

For those who don’t know me, my name’s Josh Simonds. My main focus in life is my family, along with my business. Since 2013, I’ve owned my own marketing business, helping local businesses with social media, videos, websites, training & consulting, and more. My business has grown to the point where my husband helps me with it, and our business has become a direct part...an extension...of our family.

My immediate family is made up of my husband, Isaac, one of the most spiritual persons I’ve met, and our son, Sequoia. I try to remind Sequoia that we should all do our best to take care of mind, body, and spirit. We should do our best to nourish our bodies with good foods and exercise, our mind with stimulating conversation and books, as well as our spirits with whatever calls to us.

I’ve been guilty of not paying attention to my spirit, for most of my life. Sure, ever since I was a young child, I’ve been fascinated with the occult and the spiritual, in love with vampires, zombies, ghosts, and the such. But...I haven’t been overly spiritual. I think for most of my life I equated spirituality with femininity, and as I’ve spent two thirds of my life in the closet, I did everything I could to shun the feminine part of myself.

A couple years ago I embraced a more spiritual path. Was most of this because I could finally say I’m comfortable in my own skin? Probably. Once I started down that spiritual path, life started to unfold in ways that I still can’t believe. I think my major impetus was getting my DNA tested. I found I am 66% British, Scottish, and Irish, with a smattering of Northern European, being Germanic, Scandinavian, French, and the like. I’m even .25% African and .25% Native American. And if anyone’s interested, I’ve done both the Ancestry.com DNA test, as well as the DNA test from 23andMe.com. I highly recommend the 23andMe.com test, as it’s much more thorough.

Once I had my DNA tested, it fascinated me enough to research my lineage through Ancestry.com. They have compiled birth records, marriage records, military records, and it’s been an amazing journey. I found I’m descended directly from royalty from my Dad’s side, I’ve researched the families on both my sides, I’ve found that I’m descended from the Cherokee through my Mother’s mother’s side.

We’re all the products of a thousand loves, and once I started to get a sense of all the lives, the resources, the years that went into getting me here, to this day, it humbled me. I quickly realized that if I didn’t live to my fullest potential, in mind, body, and spirit, I was doing an incredible disservice to the ancestors who brought me here.

Around this time I was exposed to the runes. The runes of the Elder Futhark have drawn me spiritually like nothing I’ve ever been exposed to before. The Elder Futhark is the oldest set of runes, and science has determined that they range from the first to the eighth century...but I have a feeling they’re much older than that. The runes are an alphabet, much in the way that Egyptian hieroglyphics are an alphabet - you can write with them and spell words with them, but each of the 24 symbols represent a different idea or concept.

Around the same time as I was exposed to the runes, I discovered that I had the ability to tell people things about them that I had no way of knowing. I’ve always been intuitive, been able to tell if a person was someone I shouldn’t hang out with, if a situation was one that I should get away from. And I can’t really tell you why or when I started to experiment with this to a greater degree. I think it’s when we had dinner with a couple of friends, one of whom I didn’t know too well. I sat across from her and tried to open up to her, to see if I could pull out anything that would be of use.

I did. And it was. I won’t go into it here, but it was the first of my experiments using the scientific method - try to intuit something that I shouldn’t be able to, and if I was successful with it, I’d consider it validation. And that happened again, and again, and again.

For Halloween of 2017, I set up a small session fo 15 minute free readings, to finally confirm if I could read the runes in a way that lead me to a better and more clear understanding of the person sitting across from me. One of my first clients was a woman I had never met before, and when she sat across from me and pulled her runes, the first question I asked her was if she was a recovering Christian.

Come to find out she was an ex-minister, in her Sixties, undergoing a spiritual crisis with her spirituality and God. I had 9 total sessions that evening, all confirming my abilities to better discern that which a person has within them.

When I do my readings now, I do so in hopes I can be the channel that provides the message you need to hear most in life right now. I call upon my ancestors, my spirit guides, my patron deities, to all walk beside me and help to bring you that message. My goal is to give you a message to better help you walk in light and love, and as sanctimonious and noble as that may sound, that means the message is neither good, nor bad. I have a few people tell me they would be too scared to receive a reading, as they don’t want to know things about their future. I remind people not to be scared, as if my intention is to provide you the message you most need to hear right now, you should remember that. It’s the one that you most need to hear.

If you’re interested in a reading, you can reach me at therunegoon@gmail.com.