November 10th, 2008 | 20 Comments »

A good way to approach learning the tarot is the meditative way. The first thing you need to do is to select a card. I would suggest you start with the major arcana cards. These are the big guns, people.

Just a word here. Tarot cards are basically, just 78 pieces of cardboard-ish material with pictures on them. They have no special powers. The magic happens when the images trigger knowledge in your very own subconscious.

You first want to achieve an altered state of consciousness.

When you are all wonked out (Heh. Not really, it is a lovely state of consciousness), I would suggest that you study the card you have chosen, and note how the pictures, inhabitants, and colours make you feel. A notebook with a page for each card would be very handy in your journey.

Next, in your mind, expand the card to life size, and walk into the image. You will still be doing the breathing that alters your consciousness. Notice how you feel, physically, at first. Are you cold? Warm?

Then pay particular attention to your emotional state. Are you excited? Happy? Afraid? Angry?

You will want to take note of all of these elements in your little workbook.

Any people or creatures you encounter in the scene should be noticed in detail. Are they approachable? Will they speak to you, or lead you further into the image? What message do they have for you?

When you have fully explored the landscape and inhabitants of the card, come back to your normal waking consciousness, and write down all that you recall.

By actually experiencing the card in the meditation, you are not ever likely to forget it.

This method is how you make the tarot your very own. You won’t need a book to tell you the meanings. In fact, I found any tarot books to be rather confusing, because there were so many different meanings for each card.

There are other things to learn about tarot readings, but if you are not willing to spend the time to fully learn the deck, they aren’t much good to you.

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February 23rd, 2008 | 17 Comments »

From the talented and fragrant Jenny comes a jim-dandy question that deserves a post of its own:

How,exactly, would the run-of-the-mill person go about starting to heal themself?

First thing you want to do is achieve an altered state of consciousness.If you don’t know how to do that with your breath techniques, this will tell you.

Now what I did (sending love to afflicted areas) was easy for me because I have done it so many times. There is kind of a neural pathway already established by years of practice in my case, but you can get some decent results with your own practising. One of the women who is sending me energy on my uppitywomen list says she is getting really good at it, and added that she had a good teacher (me). However, I spent a fair amount of time in online healing sessions and a lot of one to one for this to happen.

It won’t happen without practice, no matter how much natural ability you may have. But, the following meditation technique will take away headaches, and whatever else hurts you. It isn’t quite what I used yesterday, but it’s a great start.

If you cannot imagine your healing guides (you have them, really) then think of your favourite star, and draw energy down from it.

Here is the tricky part, so pay careful attention. You need to visualize a wheel within a wheel, each spinning in different directions.

The outer wheel is red, it spins counter-clockwise. The inner wheel is blue, and it spins clockwise. The wheels are on a horizontal plane about 2 feet above your head, and large enough to fit the girth of your body comfortably.

When the wheels are energized from your star or your guides, slowly lower them towards your head.

Feel the action of the wheels coaxing any disruptive energy from your head, and as it lowers, it teases, and coaxes the tangled knots of energy away into the void between the two wheels.

Bring it down level with the top of your head, always alllowing the energy to be teased and coaxed into the void, slowly, lowering it bit by bit until all it has passed has been brought into the void.

As the energy clears, slowly lower the wheels, still teasing at the disruptive energy, the pain, the knots, the darkness. As you feel a clearing in one area, slowly move lower.

Continue this until you reach your feet, and when they feel clear, allow the wheels to connect with the earth to ground you.

Then, zzt! Up they go, smoothing and leaving behind wholeness. As the wheels clear your head, allow the energy to return to the star, or your guides, and give thanks.

This is a basic technique that will take some practice to perfect. I use it in conjunction with others each time I run energy. It is, by itself, surprisingly effective, even for migraines.

If you would like to learn a few basic exercises to heal others, let me know, and I will compose a post about that at a later date.

December 17th, 2007 | 11 Comments »

We have all experienced altered states of consciousness while awake. Any time you are so absorbed in something that nothing else exists you are in what I call sacred space. It is the state of who you really are.

You can set about deliberately to achieve this state of grace with a few simple steps.

First, plant your feet firmly on the floor. You need to be anchored to the earth so you will remember your journey. Imagine that you have roots coming out the soles of your feet, and they are extending all the way to the centre of the earth. Now, feel the slow, steady heartbeat of the earth through your feet, and allow it to move up your legs. It may feel like a throbbing, or even a tingling. It’s all good.

For those of you who have given birth, this next part should be a cinch. The breathing is key to an altered state. LaMaze or even Yogic breathing are recommended. To check that you are breathing properly, place your hand just below your navel. As you breathe in, direct the breath to where the hand is. It should come out as your lower abdomen expands. As you breathe out, your hand should go inward. This is the cleansing breath of LaMaze breathing, and hey! It calms the mind, emotions, body, and spirit!

I always like to intensify my experience. I breathe in love, and give it a colour. I make it brighter and larger with each breath. The love I breathe in is that which I felt when I first beheld my newborn babies. I like to give it a golden/white colour, sprinkled with sparkly fairy dust, because who can’t use more fairy dust in their life?

Now that your whole energy field is vibrating to the frequency of love, no matter how upset you may have been earlier, it isn’t present in the presence of love. There is only love that exists in this state. When you have a good love vibe going on, you are on the same frequency as your guides.

Imagine the energies of your spirit guides and guardian angels about three feet above your head, and allow their love to come down, and settle on your shoulders like a warm, soft blanket. Accept, and allow this.

You can use this altered state to ask questions of your guides, and wait for an answer to come. It will probably be in the form of a thought in your head. Doesn’t matter what form it takes. You are protected by love, and only loving entities will connect with you.

I recommend this exercise as a five-minute vacation for you, anytime you are stressed. Surely you can find five minutes? In the bathroom, maybe?

December 6th, 2007 | 13 Comments »

How many of us really trust our own perceptions?
Remember being a little kid, having the time of your life
playing outside?

Yo mama: “Put a sweater on. It’s cold outside.”
You: “But, Mom, I’m not cold.”
Yo mama: “Yes you are. Put a sweater on.”
Thought bubble: “I didn’t think I was cold, but
I must be, because Mom said I was.”

or

You: “I hate my sister.”
Yo mama: “Oh, no, dear, you don’t hate your sister, you love her.”
Thought bubble: “I want her dead.” and “Now I’m confused.”

still another

You: “Mama, a fairy lives in our garden. She is beautiful
and kind, and is my friend.”
Yo mama: “Oh, sweetheart, that’s impossible. It was only
your imagination.”
Thought bubble: “My imagination is worthless and not to be
trusted.”

just one more

You: “Mama, I dreamed that Grandma was alive again.
I was so happy.”
You mama: “Oh, darling, it was only a dream. It wasn’t real”
Thought bubble: “My dreams are irrelevant.”

The upshot of these little scenarios is that we grow up to
mistrust our own perceptions. We do this because our perceptions
are invalidated by the very people we look up to most.
They do this lovingly, but out of ignorance.
We totally buy into it, because they were Gods in our world.

When we trust our perceptions, we welcome our intuitions and
hunches as the gifts they really are.
We go to a different coffee shop “just because” and meet
someone we haven’t seen in ages, someone that gladdens our
hearts, or that we need to have in our life again.
We get the urge to take a different route to work, and discover
later that there was a huge accident on our regular route
that morning. Good thing we weren’t late for that important
meeting!

So, try to let go of the old programming. Trust that your urges
won’t lead you to rack and ruin. In many cases it will keep you safe.

It might also be loads of fun.

My point is that we all have hunches and urges. Few of us act on them because we dismiss them out of hand. We don’t trust what we cannot see.

A lot of people wonder how I do my thing. The truth is, once I am in an altered state, I get all kinds of information that I trust. The difference between myself and many others is that I am confident enough of my information to promptly pass it on to the client.

So, the next time your child says something like “I hate my sister” , do them a huge favour and mirror back to them: “You are angry with your sister.”

This is the greatest gift that you can give to your child’s sense of self. That they can trust their own perceptions.

Posted in how it works
November 5th, 2007 | 4 Comments »

Just Beachy asked me what a psychic healer does.
After sending her to my About page, I decided to write my first post about some aspects of my practice. Go ahead, read the About page. I’ve got all day.

I want to create an analogy here, so bear with me. Picture the solar system, then picture an atom, with its nucleus and electrons whizzing around every which way, and at different frequencies. As above, so below, and all that. If I put your hand under a seemingly solid table, then put my own above it while channelling energy, you would be able to feel it. That’s because so-called “solid” objects have a slower frequency than ours. It comes in handy if we want to sit on a chair or something. But remember the vast, solar system like expanses that make up the atoms. Energy can easily move through them, and it is not diminished by geographical distance.

If you think that your soul is in you, consider instead that you are in your soul. As Kahlil Gibran says in “The Prophet”, ” you should not say ‘God is in my heart,’ but rather,’I am in the heart of God”. Couldn’t have said it better myself.

We are all energy constructs. Our frequencies may vary, but truly, we are all one. When I connect with someone, I resonate to their energy, setting up similar vibrations in my energy field. I can then kind of feel you inside of your skin, and if you are in pain, I usually feel that. I feel for energy blockages. Sometimes I see them as well.

While I am doing this, I am connected to my healing guides, and my go-to guide, the Archangel Michael. I know that Raphael is the official Archangel of healing, but well, I was attuned to Michael, and I can easily channel that energy. The healing does not come from
me, it comes through me. I fill myself up with all that yummy love, and direct it from my heart chakra to the recipient. It works pretty much the same way as prayer does, except that I am more aware of the process. Like prayer, you become in a state of perfect peace and grace. Love is like that.

Sometimes my toning and chanting guides call upon me to produce certain sounds, sometimes my healing drum is called for. It’s all good.

This is the usual procedure for distance healing. In person, I attune the client myself to the energy of the Archangel Michael, and put my hands upon them to channel the energy directly, clearing their chakras. It is always a beautiful experience, because love just feels so wonderful.

This stuff is so much a part of my practice that I hope it isn’t too much jargon speak for you. Google “chakras” if you aren’t down with the term.

Any questions?