Archive for October, 2014
Growing up I went to church because my parents made me go. Now I’m happy to say that I’ve passed down that tradition to my own children. Yes, I am forcing them, sometimes dragging them out the door, while listening to their pleas and complaints. “But why do I have to go?” or “It’s so boring!” or the most popular argument, “I’m tired…”
There’s something to be said for consistency. I believe even though consciously I didn’t want to go to church as a child, just like my own children, attending church set the foundation subconsciously of long-lasting faith. An enduring faith that has gotten me through some really, really tough times in my life. Read the rest of this entry »
There is famous scene in the movie A Few Good Men, where Jack Nicholson’s character angrily declares: “You can’t handle the truth!” Most of us can’t seem to, can we? We tell ourselves lies day in and day out, and after a while we come to believe them. Worse, we make excuses for ourselves or others that stop us from living full, healthy lives.
But it doesn’t have to be this way!
There’s a reason most recovery programs include a step where you need to take a full and honest inventory of yourself. Even if we are not in recovery, how long since most of us have really taken a long, hard look at ourselves, warts and all? We want to believe that we’re smarter, prettier, and more successful than we really are. That’s human nature. All of these lies and half-truths in our past are like a huge boulder weighing us down. But there’s a way to let go of it if we are willing to step outside that comfort zone! Read the rest of this entry »
To be in this world, but not of it… I imagine this motto might be the secret ideal of many a psychic advisor. Clients tend to view us as being calm and together at all times. However, life happens to psychics too.
For example, right now I am nursing a very sickly husband and seeing to some extra chores that he usually attends to. So, even though we prepare for the psychic readings we offer, we still have our own life’s everyday challenges and officialdom to deal with.
Unless we go and reside in a cave somewhere, I guess we will always be exposed to some form of general chaos around us! Of course, this does help us to identify with our clients when they say they are running around like “headless chickens” in their lives. Read the rest of this entry »
Yesterday is history, tomorrow a mystery, and today a gift from Spirit. That is why it is called “the present.” The present is a gift – one that is often ignored.
At any given moment we can be miserable. Life is a constant series of choices and decisions. We decide what we want to pay attention too and what we let go. This can be a dangerous path if you are in denial, unconsciously running away from your feelings, living in a fantasy world, using magical, unrealistic thinking, smoking lots of marijuana, abusing alcohol, and so forth. You can indeed ignore reality and red flags.
We live in the world, but we do not control it. A wonderful saying from the Twelve Step program is: “do the footwork, let go of the results.” We should add to that, “and don’t forget to smell the roses.” Read the rest of this entry »
If you sit down quietly, close your eyes and relax, you can see yourself quite clearly. You know yourself relatively well. Even more information and answers lie in your unconscious, but how often do you take time out to deliberately go there?
Step 1: Meditation
Get a notepad and pen. Take an hour to relax in meditation. Drift out of meditation when you have an important realization to write in your notepad. Once you have documented it, go back into meditation for more. Read the rest of this entry »
The animal totem of the sixth chakra is the black antelope or black panther. The musical note that resonates with this chakra is “A”. This is considered the intuition chakra and it is also referred to as the Third Eye.
It rules the sinuses, optic nerve, eyes, forehead and the frontal lobe of the brain. Its corresponding gland is the pineal gland.
The color for this chakra is a deep indigo. Foods to stimulate this chakra include Eggplant, blackberries, red cabbage.
Physically, Ajna deals with vision. Emotionally it deals with clarity on an intuitive level and mentally with visual consciousness. Spiritually it deals with compassion, empathy, foresight and psychic ability. Empaths, mediums, psychics, and intuitives usually have a very developed and open sixth chakra. Read the rest of this entry »
The word empathy has become a definite 21st century buzzword. But what does it really mean? What is empathy? Is it right to have it, is it a hindrance, is it wrong to feel too much? Do we need to feel someone else at a distance? Wouldn’t it be smarter to be with them now?
To identify with an idea, a concept or a feeling may be a symptom of heightened or continuous abandonment. I remember when I left Africa I could intuit my friends from afar – hear their concern, feel their love, even through time changes and the differing seasons. It kept me connected to them and my beautiful past. Read the rest of this entry »
The night creeps up on us so fast. We had so many plans for the day that is gone. We were sure that today was the day the miracles will come, will start to flow. Yes, we made some gains, we took out some of the obstacles in our path, but here we are in the darkest part of the night, still at the place where our doubts, our anger, our worries start to surface again.
In these moments we begin to feel alone – a ship without a life raft, no one to call, no one to care.
Remember, we are never alone. Energies around us, the old gone on before, ancients, the very universe is here to hear our cry, our call. There are answers within not only ourselves, but there are messengers sent on Earth to listen, to hear, to care. The messengers come because the Great spirit has sent each one to us in just the right moment. Read the rest of this entry »