This image is called Catskin, by Arthur Rackham. I discovered it a while ago on one of my favorite websites, ArtPassions.net. And then, I saw it, larger than life, a replica (not the original) in a furniture gallery on Melrose last week. It’s funny how that happens. Synchronicity, though I don’t know why seeing an image of Catskin would be synchronistic. Perhaps someone reading this blog would like to purchase a gigantic copy of this image; maybe that’s wherein the synchronicity lies. If so, it was hand-painted by someone, not Rackham, and it’s hanging in a gallery on Melrose on the left hand side of the street if you’re headed towards downtown, a little bit east of La Brea.
Practical Advice for the
Spiritually Curious & Magically Inclined
One of my clients just found a beautiful new apartment by the beach, light and bright, with two great roommates, just as I predicted she would in a reading about six months ago. I’m so happy for her. Moving here will shift her energy and open doors to the life she wants. It will be a great move.
I used to think that accurately predicting the future was this big, amazing, incredible power that only certain people had. Guess what? It’s not that much of an enigma! If I can do it, anyone can!
Once you do all the meditative techniques I’ve talked about that I learned from Debra Lynn Katz, and get into the center of your head and look out at your little screen and all that, you just visualize the future. You project out and take a peek at what might happen. You can ask yourself things like “Show me where I’ll be eating dinner tonight” and see a sign for a restaurant, or a plate that a certain restaurant serves. Or you can ask “What will my future husband look like?” and see a tall man with dark hair and a nice smile. Just be easy with it and take note of everything you see, because it ALL counts, every single thing, from a spinning wheel to a scoop of ice cream. It takes concentration, but it can be a lot of fun. I don’t always do it with myself, because I kind of like to just live life the way I’m living it, if that makes sense. But there are always situations when a little peek into the future can be very helpful.
Also, remember, the future isn’t set it stone. I recently got a reading from one of Debra’s students. She peeked into the future to see the results of my taking a certain job. I was so angry and upset by what she saw (and I knew she was right), that I decided to turn the job down. So THERE! I changed the future.
I used to wish I had a fairy godmother. Sadly, they don’t really exist – at least not the types from the fairy tales, the magical ones who give us dresses and turn pumpkins into carriages and make everything all better. For the most part, as adults, we’re on our own.
That’s one of the big things you start to learn how to do with psychic development. It’s like using magic to become your own fairy godmother. I’ve talked about being grounded and protecting yourself energetically, and there are a bunch of other awesome things I’ll get into later on.
But today I just want to talk about a nuts and bolts thing with regards to taking care of ourselves. I was on the phone with a business acquaintance/friend today, a boy who can be nice, but who can also be very ego-centric and condescending. I said something that ticked him off and he started to get upset. He raised his voice, and I could feel the anger he was experiencing just radiating through the phone. I kind of couldn’t believe it. Luckily, I don’t have to deal with angry people that much. As his voice got louder and louder and he got madder and madder, I found myself holding the cell phone away from my ear…and then I just hung up. And turned my phone off. I don’t need to be yelled at. That’s violent, and mean. I don’t want that.
I waited a bit, then I sent a text saying I hung up because he was yelling and getting mean. He replied decently. I won’t be talking to him anytime soon; I still feel jarred and upset by his outrageous reaction. That’s the thing, though – when you start to own your space, and get very comfortable with your own energy, and set your own energetic boundaries, you can remove yourself from unfair situations. And you should! Being more intuitive and more psychic makes you more sensitive, so you HAVE to take care of yourself, and be your own fairy godmother. Get away from bad situations. Run away from bad vibes, and don’t let anyone abuse you.
I was at my parents’ house this weekend and had trouble sleeping Saturday night, so I took some passionflower. I still had an awful time falling back asleep, and when I did, I had a lot of stress-related dreams. I hate that!!! One of the dreams was that my dad was home, but he wasn’t home. I was worried sick in the dream because it felt almost like he’d passed away, but he really hadn’t, he was home, and I kept trying to tell everyone that.
The next day, he was on the sofa watching the game, curled up under a blanket, which is not like him. The girls and I went out to brunch and when we came home, Dad still didn’t look well, and he went upstairs to take a nap, and he was gone for a couple of hours, which is also rare because his naps are usually just an hour long. So, essentially, he was home, but not home. It turns out he was experiencing high blood pressure and the vertigo that had him in the hospital in January. He took some pills and he’s all better now, but it worried me to no end to see him feeling like that.
I wanted to try and do a healing on him, but he so didn’t want anyone to worry or pay attention to his not feeling well, so I didn’t try. I didn’t even attempt to heal him remotely when I got home, because it felt like an invasion of privacy.
The way I feel about healings is that if you’re prompted, like energetically, in a daydream or meditation, you can go ahead and do it. Of course, if the person asks you to, you can do it, too. But if the person doesn’t want it, it’s not your business to invade their privacy. In this case, unless my dad seemed receptive, I’d be healing him out of my own need to have him be healthy, which is egotistical and selfish.
Does that make sense? We have to be very careful about the needs and desires of others when we get into this energetic, psychic, intuitive, healing work, and we have to engage in things with the absolute highest level of integrity. Now, can I send my dad thoughts of love? Yes, definitely, and I do. But I won’t try to heal him unless he asks, on an energetic or physical level.
There are tons of interesting theories related to psychic/intuitive mental activities and the idea of putting your attention on to something, or taking your attention away from something. The ultimate proof of this, in my mind, is that you can actually physically heal yourself and others by specifically running through exercises in your mind. It’s amazing and mind-boggling at the same time, and I think about it and practice it a lot.
As awesome as that and other psychic things are, however, we still have to live in everyday life, and that involves, for some people, driving and traffic.
I know a lady who says she can change traffic lights from red to green while she’s driving down the street, so she doesn’t have to stop. I believe that’s possible, but I haven’t really tried it, because I’m too busy driving to put the mental activity or energy into changing the lights. Plus, how would that whole thing work? What would it do to the other lights on the grid? It’s too complicated for me. But here’s a funny trick I learned. It’s probably not very out there and some people might find it silly that I’m even saying this, but have you ever noticed that if you’re sitting at a light, staring at it and waiting for it to change, it can feel like it goes on forever and ever and ever?
I noticed that if I get out hand cream, and start rubbing it into my hands, the light changes almost instantly. It even works in traffic jams. Which sucks, because then I have to try and steer with lotion on my hands and then I’m hoping for a light so I can rub the rest in. If I don’t need lotion, I’ll start fussing with something in the car, or pick up a book and start reading it, and, Presto! The light changes.
It’s all about attention. If I’m staring at a long light or peeved about a traffic jam, I’m totally focusing on it, all caught up in it, and not liking it very much. But if I start doing something else and almost forget about the light or traffic, it clears up on its own much faster than I’d ever have imagined.
Just something to think about, or try…
So, as I said in that last post, I felt pretty down Monday through Wednesday of this week. Finally, yesterday afternoon my friend and I decided to try a clairvoyant healing technique, and guess what? IT WORKED!
Here’s what we did. We started out with a specific meditative technique as outlined in the traditional Clairvoyant reading method (there are schools that teach this, or you can read how to do it in Debra Lynn Katz’s awesome book, “You are Psychic.”). It’s so easy: basically, you use your imagination to ground yourself, fill your body up with a pure, clean, light bright golden energy, invite in earth energy and cosmic energy, set your protective shield up around your aura, and then imagine you’re sitting in a little room in the center of your head behind your third eye and visualize a movie screen out in front of you that your clairvoyant pictures run on.
My friend said her name a few times and then asked her question, and for the particular issue she was having, I saw an image of a scary monster hiding behind a door that she was afraid to open, and I made it go away. Then I saw her as a small child, still fearing this and other monsters, and I took care of her and together we vanquished them and in the end she was having a nice picnic outside under a tree and Prince Charming came and joined her.
Then we finished with that and I said my name a few times, asked my question, and then she saw images for me (I was lugging around these great big heavy cinder blocks), and she cleared them away but they re-appeared and I started moving them again so she decided to make them into a staircase that I walked up the stairs and then other, more positive images came in.
Simple enough, right? Like making up stories and pictures together. But afterwards, we both felt amazingly better. If you just decide to believe that this intuitive/psychic stuff is real, and try it, it can work magic in your life. I literally felt like a cloud had been lifted from over my head. I’m happy again, and everything is fine, as it usually is.
I think what happens in these meditations is that we are clearly seeing energy and then manipulating it…dissipating negativity and making the way for lightness to come in. There are other scientific explanations, too, along the lines of quantum mechanics and entangled photons and all that. But as I’m more of an artist than a scientist, I’ll maybe attempt to talk about that on another day, and in the meantime, practice this fun stuff with friends and clients.
This past weekend was great, but when Monday came I felt like I’d been slammed by a tidal wave of sadness that STILL hasn’t really gone away. It’s a combination of things – family drama, life circumstances, several very close friends being really depressed, someone else winning the $266,000,000 Mega Millions jackpot, etc. etc. etc.
When you get into this intuitive stuff, one thing that happens is that you increase your sensitivity like 100-fold. So you’re more likely to feel emotions really strongly, those of your own, those of your family and friends, and those of society in general. Fun, huh? There’s also the thing my aunt, who is a psychologist and hypnotherapist, told me about: once you start to meditate, and raise your vibration, you experience ups and downs much more heavily. It’s like a roller coaster effect, and it takes time for it all to level off – years, even.
Luckily, there are effective ways to deal with these sad, uncomfortable times. Enjoying movies or TV shows that make you laugh. Listening to music that makes your heart soar. Eating delicious food, getting lots of fresh air and exercise. Maybe shopping, getting together with friends and laughing. Volunteering. Listening to a meditation CD if you can’t get out of bed. Also, along those lines, continuing that meditative practice by grounding as much as you can, and imagining an invincible shield all around your body and your aura, that keeps your positive energy in (you ground out the negative energy), and protects you from absorbing the energies of other people around you.
It takes practice and a lot of work if you don’t want to stew in a soup of hopelessness, anxiety, and sorrow, but it’s worth it.
I just did a follow-up reading for a wonderful client I’d met with last year. While things have changed for the better in several ways, she’s still facing the same bigger issues that were nagging her a year ago. I gave her some intuitive insights that made her laugh, and some suggestions for future action steps. She’s not at the place to move mountains yet, but she’s getting there, little by little.
It might take several years for her to be in the position she ultimately wants to be in. Sometimes just making things happen that we desperately want to have happen takes some warming up to. We shouldn’t beat ourselves up over it, but we can try making lists, focusing on our goals, and taking baby steps to get there.
Whenever I feel bad vibes or glum in general, laughter raises my energy immediately. Here’s a funny clip from a great Aussie show called Summer Heights High that always cracks me up. Chris Lilley, the male actor who plays catty high school girl Ja’mie King, just tickles my funny bone.
You might think this all has nothing to do with intuition and being psychic, but it does! Think about it: how can you loosen up or have any fun in life if you don’t find things that amuse you and make you giggle? And once you get into all this psychic stuff, you’ll find there’s a lot of humor to it; for as much as it can be different, mind-boggling, and amazing, it can also be really fun, nice, light, easy, and bright.
So whenever I see videos I think are funny, I’m going to post them here, just for the hell of it.