Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Manifesting with Joy and Music

Last year I gave an angel reading where manifesting kept coming up; specifically, how easy it had been for the client's family to score tickets and freebies to see their favorite bands in concerts. When it came to other "wants," like a business venture taking off, the process was slower. Why was that?

Why are some things easier to manifest? 

The intuition that came through that day was about the bliss we feel when we're at a concert and how the experience is not a stepping stone to anything else - you just want to enjoy the moment. It is not a fancy purse or a fast car that will do X, Y or Z (not that there is anything wrong with wanting a designer bag, or a car that you genuinely appreciate, etc). 

If we want to manifest other things with the same level of ease, we have to connect with the end goal and not the vehicle that may get us there. We can manifest our Heart's desires quicker than the Ego's wants because the Ego wants security and focuses on things that appear to offer security, whereas the Heart will sense joy and taps into it naturally. It should be effortless but often we get in our own way. 


Allowing vs Forcing Your Manifestations 

Last year I signed up for a fantastic spiritual psychology class. My teacher (reads this blog) explained that the Universe responds to how we feel about different situations. When we see a nice house  or a new opportunity and think "oh I like that!" the Universe takes note. The more we respond to these elements with appreciation, the clearer our signal. Every time we respond with appreciation, we tell the Universe to bring it closer to our reality. Until poof!!! It manifests in the best possible way. 

I have an example in progress that I would like to share with you (a simple one, but music is magic, and I love listening to my favorite songs). There are two recording artists who for the past 15 or so years have been the soundtrack to my life - one I have seen in concert and the other I have never been able to catch. Whenever they are in town (and it seems like they are always touring), either I am not there, or something is going on, or it sells out, etc etc etc.

When I hear their songs, I think "it would be great to see them live" ... Then last week, one of my friends from college was visiting from out of town. Her brother is a concert promoter, and apparently, he is going to organize one of their concerts soon!!! Yay! It is not a done deal, nor is it near where I live, but I can't think of a better way for me to finally attend one of their concerts - with good friends!!! So voila, it hasn't happened yet, but is showing signs of life. =) 

To recap, the key is to respond with a joyful "I love that!" when we come across anything that we'd like to have in our lives. Whether it is a new purse, a new relationship, a promotion at work, a solid group of friends or even a house on a specific street (this is how I found my flat in Notting Hill years ago...) 

Envy Has The Opposite Effect 

If instead, we respond with envy to the world around us, that unhappy and slightly angry or bitter feeling sends mixed signals to the Universe. The Universe isn't a psychologist who thinks "she responds with irritation but deep down, wants it, so I'll give it to her" ... Instead, the Universe registers envy as an unhappy feeling that arises in response to X, Y or Z. To help us, it pushes X, Y or Z away from us so that we can be at peace. Not helpful at all is it???  

There is a great book by Karla McLaren on the meaning of our emotions {link}. Envy is a tricky one because it shows us what we think we can't have (hence the envious response) but the Universe can fulfil all of our needs if we give it time and space to do so, on its terms. The trick is to heal the source of that envy, knowing that we too can shine - and eventually feel joy and appreciation for others. The more we celebrate others, the better off we are. 

Some Musical Inspiration! 

With this in mind, here's a link to one of my favourite performances by Coldplay; they are awesome but so is the crowd! Watch it and connect with the feeling =) 




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Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Children, Astrology and 12 Learning Styles


I don't have kids but many of my friends do, and lately the conversations at lunch have revolved around schools and how some of the more progressive institutions adapt their style to match the different personality and intelligence types. This is fabulous because kids excel in different areas, and if we only test them in one, we'd be doing a huge disservice to their talents and to their self-esteem. 

If we look at natal astrology for clues, we can also see how each of the 12 zodiac signs assimilates information in a specific way. We can then use astrology to tailor the learning experience to each child's needs, though it may be easier for parents to take this approach at home with their own children. 

Kids Typically Have One of 12 Learning Styles 

These are based on the Zodiac, as each of the signs has a way of learning and communicating themselves. When looking at a natal astrology chart for clues, we look look to Mercury, the planet of communication, and not the Sun.

So for example, if a child has Mercury in an Air sign, then words, logic, and verbal interactions will be hugely important. That child may need to talk through ideas to fully understand them. 

Kids with Mercury in Fire signs may learn best in creative environments where passion and initiative are rewarded, wanting to share their work with others. Those with Mercury in Earth signs like Virgo or Taurus may be quieter and perhaps slower but more precise. When they understand and learn a new concept, it is learned for life. 

Most of my natal astrology readings have been for adults who want to know more about their Life Purpose and their talents. But I have read charts for quite a few kids recently (usually, the mom wants insights on how to approach a little firecracker, as kids with lots of Fire seem to be frequent clients). 

Astrology For The Whole Family... 

I am looking to do more readings that focus on family dynamics and on children in particular - please get in touch if you would like a reading. The children would need to be at least 3 years old and as this is an experiment of sorts, I will be offering the family astrology readings at a special rate. Details below! 
Bookings: geena@diaryofapsychichealer.com 
Option 1) A Full Reading for Mom or Dad + 2 Child Summaries. Here we'd do a full reading for one parent and also a summary of the children, focusing on elements that can help the parent redirect their efforts so that the child's natural gifts are better able to blossom. Full readings typically last 60 minutes, adding 10-15 minutes for each of the children. This one is offered for the standard price: 60 USD, with bonus readings for kids. 


Option 2) Family Dynamics Reading: Here we look at what each family member needs to feel secure emotionally, how they think and communicate with others, and if we have time, each person's life purpose and karmic placements on a macro level. These may overlap; we often see kids who help their parents see their life purpose in practice, or vice-versa. 

This second option is the one I am most curious to explore as it sheds light on the entire family and how in a nucleus, we play to each other's strengths and weaknesses. The first people to book this reading will receive it for 30 USD (if there are more than five family members, the price may change slightly.) 

FYI - my natal astrology readings for children are short and offered as an extra on Mom or Dad's astrology reading, as I believe it is best not to create self-fulfilling prophecies. The family reading is a good alternative but still new for me. If you'd like to introduce your kids to astrology, this Kabbalistic Astrology Book is pretty sweet: 






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Monday, 17 July 2017

Loving Your Body vs Your Physical Appearance

Of all the posts I have written on my blog over the past seven years, the one that gets most traffic is on how we can use a combination of energy healing and exercise to clear stubborn fat and cellulite from the physical and emotional body (Read It Here). 

As far as weight loss is concerned, learning to deal with my emotions helped loads, and when I combined that with healing workouts to release emotional or mental baggage, well voila! I was happy with my size and shape (a BMI of 21, which is on the lower end of the recommended 18.5 to 25), even if I wasn't stick thin and I didn't need to be.  

So I fully accepted my physical appearance and also felt that my weight gave me license to treat myself to a varied diet where no foods were off limits. This had been my approach for 14 years. Fun for a chocaholic with a sweet tooth that knows no boundaries. My rationale had always been: if I am relatively fit and I work out, why not? (And indeed, why not???) Balance is Bliss... 




Then a few months ago, I was standing in line at the supermarket when I saw a Ding Dong. I was just about to put one in my basket when my inner voice came in with a timely message: 


This isn't loving your body


WOW! Ever since I have been pondering on the distinction between loving your physical appearance - a self-love that can be tested by fashion magazines, the media and by beauty standards that are in no way based on human anatomy - and actually loving your physical body, which probably includes the former, but goes far beyond that. 

Being loving and kind to your physical body means paying attention to your nutrition, getting enough exercise and sleep, but also keeping an eye on our thoughts (as stress can lead to disease), and listening to our emotions so that none of the baggage plays out physically.

So yes, I've cut back on sugar but I am also still eating foods I love - for example, unsweetened nut and peanut butters (they drive me crazy). My energy levels are higher, I find it easier to meditate and listen to my intuition. I also lost nearly two dress sizes, not because I wanted to, but because it was the natural result of me doing what is good for my body. And with my history of DVT, that involves the annoying but necessary task of going to the gym every day... 

This is where I am now. Appreciate it is rather late in the game for this healer, but I have never been one to jump on a health fad just because everyone says so (I have yet to stray from carbs or gluten). Also, I like to share what works for me, and loving my body is working for me =) 



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Sunday, 9 July 2017

Love, Luck, Joy and Abundance - Need More?

Hello Chickpeas!
 
I am a geek when it comes to meditation and a few weeks ago I discovered an energy healing channel on YouTube that is so cool, I have come back to it almost every day.

But first, let's rewind the clock to 2013 when I signed up for a creative writing class called the Tao of Writing, led by British author and healer, Steve Nobel. 
During his welcome speech, Steve mentioned having been the head of a healing center called Alternatives, in London. 


He had just left Alternatives and if I remember correctly, he was writing books and looking for his next move. Since then, Steve created a website called The Soul Matrix which is pretty awesome, full of resources for healers, starseeds and Atlantis fans. 

A few weeks ago someone shared a meditation of his on Facebook. Steve calls them transmissions, as the point is to download energy to your physical body and Aura. Each of these is like going to an energy healer for a  full one hour session - amazing! 

They are fantastic and today I am sharing some of my favourites. I suggest choosing at least one, and setting your alarm clock an hour early, or at night before going to bed. I like to do the meditations lying down on a rug so that I don't fall asleep, etc =) 



Without further ado, my favourites so far: 


Awaken Your Inner Magician

OK so I was clearly drawn to the Unicorn when I saw this one on YouTube. Add to that the fact that my latest book is about awakening your inner magician, psychic and Healer - I couldn't resist! This one in particular is a great complement for those of you who are still working your way through my Chakra Healing & Magick book (details here)


Atlantis & Ancient Egypt



These meditations are meant to connect us to the golden period in Atlantis - whether you believe it was an actual place that ceased to exist, or a myth that we can connect to if we want to learn about the potential humanity has for growth but also for decay. In the first one, Steve leads us on a journey to connect to the Brotherhood of Light, as he calls the priesthood that is said to have been active in Atlantean times. In the second we connect with the Ancient Egyptian Mother Goddess Aset to clear and heal any traumas from this lifetime. 


Listen to these if you feel drawn to Atlantis or Ancient Egypt and would like to connect with the energy that it carried for you. 

Connect With The Sun


We all love a day at the beach or summertime because it feels good to have the warmth of the Sun on our skin. It make you feel like you are on holidays even if its just one afternoon. That is what this meditation is like, to the millionth degree. Also, I am including this one because my Mom really liked it and she isn't the kind to do an hour long meditation. I think I might have come back to it twice too. 


A small warning on this one - Your pets might be scared however - my dog hid under the furniture the whole time. 


Radiant Abundance/Love


This one I loved but I decided to leave it to the end on this list, as the other ones helped me prepare for it: namely the Angelic Fire Meditation where we connect with several archangels and clear all of our 12 chakras, Great Central Sun transmission mentioned above and a fantastic one on Clearing and Healing Ancestral Lines that can help us release family karma, patterns and fears. The Ancestral one was so powerful, but I think meditations resonate more when the shoe fits. (OK so I cheated and snuck in a few extra videos...)
Basically what this meditation does is clear and balance our relationship with what Steve Calls 3D structures such as education, money, taboos, and anything that we think we 'should' do so that we can move a Heart Centered place of joy, while drawing on the Earth's energy for love and sustenance. It was a really lovely meditation and I really felt my Heart Chakra Open with this one - I would really recommend it. Might do it again tomorrow as it feels fabulous... =) 




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Thursday, 8 June 2017

An Affirmation To Unblock Your Spiritual Vision

Gabrielle Bernstein has an awesome affirmation that goes something like this: Let me see this (person or thing) for the first time. Technically it's from A Course in Miracles, because that is where Gabby got her start, but I stumbled across it last week while reading her new book, The Universe Has Your Back: Transform Fear to Faith. 

The message behind this affirmation is that when we see something or someone, we don't see them as they are, instead looking at them through the filter of our past, opening the door to prejudice, misunderstandings and even blindness.

Why Would One See The Past? 

So for example, if we went for lunch and were introduced to an athlete, instead of viewing that new acquaintance as someone in their own right, we may project the feelings that we had about the jocks at school onto to them, despite the fact that it has been 20 years. If I had a bad experience, I may not respond so nicely. If I was part of the team, that perceived connection may lead me to be warmer, etc. 

In either case, we respond to a new person based on the past, and not on what is happening in that moment. It's one of many filters that color the way we view the world and how we interact with others. It is a big stumbling block to overcome! 

It Also Blocks Our Learning...

As I am sure you have noticed - I love reading books, attending classes and learning new things. One of the biggest blocks to learning something new is actually thinking that you already know the answer - or an answer. That is why, when I attended my first Reiki class in 2013, I made a conscious decision to check everything I thought I knew about energy healing at the door. This made it possible for me to open up...

I try to do this in every class that I attend, telling myself that there are many ways of working,  practicing healing or accessing our intuition. But sometimes our blindness gets the best of us and we see things the old way. All this year I have been struggling to wrap my head around a concept that we learned in my Practical Kabbalah Class {link}, and today it finally dawned on me that I was viewing the material through the lens of the books that I have read, and missing the mark completely. 

Ask To See The Big Picture

This Practical Kabbalah class is unrelated to the Kabbalah Centre of red string fame, where I also studied. Developed by Dr Joseph Michael Levry, we use numerology, the Tree of Life and astrology to map out the planets that are most influential in our soul's path. Our main planets are represented on a symbol with five points for Spirit, Air, Earth, Fire and Water. In the books I had read before, whenever someone drew this symbol it was  to infuse an object or a space with one of these four elements (or to remove it). Here, we draw the symbol to activate our personal planets. 

It may seem silly, but I couldn't understand why we were told to draw this symbol in one direction and not another. This question has been on my mind since November, and our teacher, Dalia, explained it to me twice in class. Very patiently too... Anyhow  it wasn't until this morning when I remembered Gabby's affirmation and asked to "see this for the first time" that I realised I wasn't working on clearing or activating an object, I was healing myself. The panorama changes and they way you draw the symbol does too. So yes, this was my super stubborn way of learning to see for first time; I'm glad it is done and I can get back to activating my planets!

Interested In Affirmations?

Affirmations are wonderful tools if we know to pay attention to the feeling that arises when we say it, and to the words. Is the feeling aligned with the phrase you send out to the Universe??? I like to combine affirmations with colouring, mandalas, music and even Reiki, as laid out in my Chakra Healing & Magick book HERE. It is funny because I half-channeled the book and keep coming back to it to heal myself. Hope it helps you too! The intro is a gift for subscribers, details below! And check out Gabby's book =)  






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Thursday, 25 May 2017

Do Crystals Take On a Life Of Their Own?

There is a term in tarot where if you shuffle a deck and a card flies out, you automatically include it in the reading. These cards are referred to as jumpers, and they're eager to be part of the message. It makes me smile when this happens. 

Today I had a jumping  crystal!

I was leading a beginners psychic development workshop where new students learned to activate their Chakras and their intuition, before connecting with the Archangels and receiving messages for their classmates. We do this with by applying some of the tools from my Chakra Healing & Magick book, especially the guided meditations. 

One of these students was talking about how she had seen a bright orange flash of light in her mind's eye along with the words Sacral. Coincidentally, the Sacral Chakra is orange, but I didn't mention this at first so as not to predispose them. The message she had received was about food and health... 

I intervened to say that yes, the Sacral Chakra was orange and that through it, we could heal food cravings, making it easier for us to eat healthily. It also stimulates healing of digestive disorders while boosting our appetite for life. 

At that moment, I crossed my legs, and a large Orange Calcite wand came flying out of my pocket, landing on the floor with a LOUD THUD. I had been carrying it around for a few days (it's a new crystal) and I had forgotten about it. My poor students were startled by the noise, but I couldn't help laughing. 

I smiled and picked up the rogue crystal, explaining that Orange Calcite can be used to heal the Sacral and Solar Plexus Chakras, both of which regulate the flow of energy in our digestive system, as well as cravings and inner power...

What a coincidence!  

The funny thing was that I held it in my hands before putting it back in my pocket, and guess what? It was positively shaking; I swear it took on a life of its own. This may have been my coolest classroom experience to date; I can't get over it! =) 

After class, I went to a friend's house for lunch. Her daughter is about seven or eight years old, and we played with the crystals for a while there too. Children are so sensitive and the colors capture their imagination. My friend's daughter kept one to help her learn, which should make her exams easier. Kids respond well to crystal energy and I find that it helps to keep a few peaceful stones around the house.  

So that was my crazy crystal experience! If you'd like to learn to work with crystals, please turn to the crystal chapter in my Chakra Healing & Magick book {here}. You will learn to clear and program them for self-healing and intuition. The book is also available on Amazon in the UK, Canada, Mexico and Australia

And finally, an update! =) 

I am hosting a live webinar where we learn to balance our energy with crystals, astrology and a bit of moon magick. The class starts mid-July and you can join us live, or catch the recording later. See here for details on the crystal class {link} 

This is what an Orange Calcite looks like! 






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Monday, 8 May 2017

An Experience of Angels in Reiki

A  few years ago when I was still a student Healer at the School of Intuition & Healing, I volunteered to receive healing from one of our teachers during a demonstration in class. As part of our training, we were always taught to ask for permission to touch specific parts of the client's body (usually shoulders and feet), and the teacher included this in the demo. The rest of the session would involve healing and clearing my Aura and Chakras on an energetic level, without any physical touch.  


Moments later, I shocked to feel a hand come down on my stomach. I thought it so odd that she touched me without giving me a warning, that I opened my eyes to see what was happening. To my surprise, her hand was a foot above my stomach - no touch - but I could still feel it on my skin.  Our teacher asked if everything was OK and when explained myself, the class laughed at my confusion LOL 

This week, I had a similar experience with angels! 


A client booked a healing session, and I decided to give him a full Reiki treatment because he was very stressed. Standard Reiki treatments can last 60-90 minutes, and they involve moving through 18 hand positions so that every last cell in the body is directly infused with a bit of Reiki healing. Receiving a full treatment is just wonderful - if at times a bit slow for the Reiki practitioner as there is so much to cover. 

For the most part, I have been working intuitively, beginning the sessions with my hands on the client's shoulders where I can connect with their energy to get a sense of what they need, before moving from one place to the next based on my intuitive guidance. I hadn't followed the A,B,C's since I finished my Reiki Master training four years ago. For some reason, I felt this client would benefit from the full treatment.


The angels had another plan...


I began at the shoulders as usual then moved to the back of his head, placing my hands over the Crown Chakra (Hand Position #1). My angels insisted that I go to the feet instead and ground him - grounding helps us release stress and often that will be my second port of call, during a healing session. They gave me the message by drawing my attention to his feet, they sent whispers, everything they could but I planted myself firmly where I was instead.

Often I will stand on one side of the client's Aura during a session and ask the angels and guides that I work with to help me create a circle at the other end. I didn't ask them to stand at his feet but felt like they were there. This helps us create a lovely space healing space - if you happen to be working with another healer you can do it physically too. 

After 45 minutes I had gone through all of the hand positions - top to bottom - grounding the client bit by bit. I ended the session with 15 minutes of pure grounding before going back to his shoulders to shield his energy field.

Did the client notice????


When the session was done, I asked how he felt. He mentioned that at one point he felt my hands on his ankles, quite strongly, but that he opened his eyes and saw me standing behind his head. What had happened there???? 



I asked him when this happened - just as the session was starting. I couldn't keep myself from laughing and explained that often during a session I will stand on one side of the body, with Archangel Raphael at the other end. This time it wasn't a coordinated effort. However, the angels went to his feet because I was insistent on following the Reiki hand positions one by one. It always makes me smile when something like this happens because often, I have the feeling that I would need to be in two places at the same time and that just is not possible.

Share your thoughts below! =) 


Let me know if you have had a similar experience - I believe it may be quite common. It is also a nice way to validate that angels and guides do exist. The experience had more significance for me given my reluctance to move to the feet from the beginning. 



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