Thursday, 28 August 2014

Using Karma to Our Advantage

This is the transcript from my A1R Psychic Radio show, dated August 26th 2014. Listen to the recording here or browse other show topics here

"I used to have this concept of karma as a divine retribution system, where things we did selfishly came back to haunt us. Then I read a fantastic book called The Essential Dalai Lama: a compilation of essays and speeches on Buddhism, including a chapter on karma. That’s when I discovered that we could use the law of causality to create good luck for ourselves, and for others. 

Before we talk about karma, let's begin with Cause and Effect: The idea is that everything we experience is brought about by an action of ours. This includes job opportunities, relationships, coincidences, etc. It has been said that  success is the result of  hard work and luck. Well, we can use the  karma to manifest all sorts of good luck for ourselves. It isn't magic, where you focus on a specific outcome. Instead, we are led to the right place at the right time. By now I'm sure you are wondering how we generate good karma (and hopefully lots of it). 

Our karmic balance is determined by:
  • MOTIVATION: The first is our motivation and our intention. Most of our actions are driven by an emotion, whether its ambition, love, compassion, self-preservation or fear. What do we want to accomplish and how badly do we want it. The stronger the motivation, the stronger the karmic load. 
  • ACTION: How do we accomplish that goal, and what are the consequences? Are they positive, negative or neutral?  For example, if we are motivated by fear or competition, and we do something to push someone out of the way (metaphorically), that has a negative impact on their life. It has negative consequences for them, immediately, and for us on a karmic level. Actions with positive consequences will generate good karma. Then there are neutral actions, there are no real consequences for better or worse. Ideally we would think about this before we take action. 
  • COMPLETION: How do you feel when you are done? This is where the Dalai Lama includes the potential for remorse as a mitigating factor: we might feel bad if our good intentions had unexpected consequences and it didn’t turn out so well. Ideally we will have strong motivations to do good, positive consequences and a sense of completion when it is all done. There may be times when our motivation is not that strong at the outset, and we can use this last step to tilt the balance in our favour (positive karma). 

The book also mentions that the good karma we create can come to us, or to someone else in the community, and vice versa. I like to think of good karma as a shower of light that rains down on us, it builds when we act on our selfless intentions. Communities flourish when it rains; they dry out when we experience a drought. To make it rain, all we have to do is inject a bit of kindness at the intention stage. Let that influence our actions. Self awareness and presence can also help us generate good karma, let's take a moment to think before we act. 

Next week I'll discuss another tool, tune in at 10 pm EST on Ask1Radio." 

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Predicting the Future - or Not?

This is the transcript from my A1R Psychic Radio show, dated August 19th 2014. Listen to the recording here or browse other show topics here

Hi Everyone! Welcome to Diary of a Psychic Healer. My name is Regina. I’ll be your host tonight on A1R Psychic Radio. For those of you who don’t know me, I’m a qualified Healer, Reiki Master and a published author. You can find me on my blog and Diary of a Psychic Healer Facebook page. I’m also on Twitter, where I do Angel Card Readings in 140 characters or less. Quite the challenge but lots of fun, as you can imagine. To request a Twitter reading just send out a tweet with the #TweetingAngels hashtag. My twitter handle is @reginachouza.

Today we’re going to talk about the Future. 

This is a funny one. The future doesn’t exist, but people ask about it all the time. Just this weekend I had an email from a potential client asking about psychic readings. She wanted to know if I predicted the future, and how much I charged for it. The short answer is NO. I have yet to see the future. We can  put 2 and 2 together and predict that if you continue doing XY or Z, you will find yourself in a pickle. But that’s not predicting the future. It’s using common sense and relying on our intuition.

For starters, I don’t believe that the future is set in stone. We are constantly creating it with our choices, our beliefs, our thoughts and our energy. And if I had to choose between predicting the future and creating it, I would go for the latter. I like to think of life as a “Choose Your Own Adventure” novel where your choices determine the path you’re on. If you’re not familiar with the books, Choose Your Own Adventure is a series where the reader follows one of the characters and makes decisions for them. If you choose Option A, it takes the character down one path. If you choose Option B, they end up somewhere else. It’s a fun action-adventure series and its easy to get your character killed. As a reader, you can go through the novel over and over again, making different choices and seeing where they lead you. There are multiple endings and several storylines with different challenges. Certain events fall across all of these storylines, and maybe in real life, these would correspond to those big events that we can’t seem to escape. Even then, what happens next depends on our reactions and how we choose to deal with adversity (or in some cases, how we deal with good luck – lottery winners often report chaos and upheaval in their lives. We can be completely unprepared even for the “best” of surprises). 

As far as psychic readings are concerned, it’s common to ask about the future. I’ve done it myself many times. But if you think about it, we usually ask about the future when the present moment is unclear. Is it worth investing more time and energy in our plans? Will our dreams work out? Should we give up and go with Plan B instead? All of these are valid questions and to some extent, our determination makes a huge difference. If this is the issue, I would suggest a quick lesson on manifesting and meditation. We covered these topics last week, follow this link for Five Steps to Manifest Your Goals, including Meditation, Taking Action and Letting Go. We can also use these to see if our Goals are in alignment with the Highest Good. We’ve all chased the wrong carrot at one point or another. No point doing that again!

Beyond that, psychic readings can be really helpful. Especially when we are trying to navigate our next steps. We won’t always have visibility of the things that goes on around us, and you can ask questions to gain clarity. For example, if you’re angling for a transfer at work, you might not know about vacancies that will be opening up. Rather than ask if the transfer will come through, you can ask questions that will make it easier for you to target your job search. I did this a couple years ago. My contract was running out and I needed to find a new job, hopefully at the same company. I used my pendulum to ask which teams would have vacancies, and then narrowed it down to ask who was leaving. The pendulum can be really helpful because it gives you YES/NO answers though you have to keep a clear head. It told me that one of my colleagues was leaving. I went into work the next day and told my boss that I’d heard rumors about a vacancy on that team. Apparently, she was leaving but Human Resources hadn’t posted the vacancy yet. The pendulum was accurate, but I didn’t ask if the job was right for me and in the end, it didn’t work out! Asking the right questions is crucial too! 

Another question that comes up is if we can manifest ANYTHING. I don’t know the answer to this, but there is a theory that I can relate to (courtesy of my  friend and psychic school classmate, April). Think of life as a buffet dinner. We can only fit so many things on our plate, but there are a range of events, relationships and opportunities available to us. Some good, others not so much. The elements that we manifest depend on the choices we make, our beliefs and the energy we send out into the world. Just because something isn't on our plate now, doesn't mean that it won't be in the future. If you’re plate is too full you might have to wait until you have the time, presence and emotional maturity to deal with it. Some things won’t be on our menu to begin with even if we want them. This can seem like bad news, but if we had a full view of all the wonderful opportunities at our disposal, we wouldn’t waste time worrying about the things that are off limits. This is one of the reasons why I like asking for my best and trusting the Universe to point me in the right direction. 

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Five Steps to Manifest Your Goals

This is the script from my A1R Psychic Radio show: August 12 2014. Tune in live Tuesday nights at 10 pm EST, or listen to the archives here!

Welcome to Diary of a Psychic Healer! My name is Regina. Today we’re going to talk about Manifesting and how we can use Energy Healing to reach our goals. I like to think in terms of goals, because we are on a journey of co-creation with the Universe. Divine intervention helps, but personal initiative makes a huge difference. Even when it comes to magic, we are told to set our intention, ask for spiritual support, and then take steps to make it happen (action). "The dream is free, the hustle is sold separately" 

Today I’m going to take you through five steps to manifest your dreams, goals and ambitions. It's worth mentioning that I wouldn't do these in one sitting. They require meditation, journaling and a bit of self-healing. The goal is to shift our energy and fill it with creative potential.  

Five Steps to Manifest Your Goals

  • SELF-REFLECTION. Think about your life, where you are now and how you want to evolve. Where do you see yourself in 5 or 10 years? This can include relationships, career, starting a family, moving to a new location, paying for college, grad school, etc. It's also a good idea to connect with your Higher Self and ask for permission. We don't want to manifest something that will hurt or unduly influence other people. Once we have a clear vision of what we want to achieve, we move onto the next step. 

  • ASK FOR GUIDANCE - This could involve asking your guides and angels for guidance, or even a person that you respect and trust. The question is, what can we do now to make our dream a reality? Visualise your future and meditate on the steps that can take you there. I like to ask Archangels Michael and Uriel for help. Michael brings discipline and logic, Uriel is the angel of insight. If you have never connected with your guides, listen to the Radio Archives from June 3rd (see here). Ask your intuition to show you your next step and what you can do to improve, character-wise, to be ready for it. For example, if you want to start a new business, an accounting class could come in handy. Or a business mentor/partner, etc. 

  • HEAL YOURSELF - Part of manifesting involves healing our fears and hang ups. For example, if we want to manifest a relationship, start by healing the scars from the past. This can include beliefs about self-worth, trust issues and in some cases, self-control. Here we can follow a simple self-healing meditation. For example, connect with your Higher Self and send healing and clarity to yourself. You could go back in time, and ask the angels to point out experiences that need healing. I like to start by counting up from Age 1, and letting images flash through my mind. When something comes up and I have a strong emotional response, I dwell on it for a moment, send healing to my younger self and consciously let go of the “contract” it created. We don’t need to see everything that’s ever happened, only the experiences that are related to the situation we’re living now. You can bless these memories with love and light. Picture the wound healing. To learn more about energy healing, look for the Self-Healing book tab at the top. Let me know if you have any questions! 

  • WORK YOUR MAGIC! Once we're clear and emotionally ready, there are several techniques that you can use to manifest the opportunity you seek. Vision boards, affirmations, even sending Reiki to your goals. I learned a brilliant meditation from Cate McKenzie in the UK, also known as the Love Coach. It involves tuning into your Heart Chakra and using the love in your heart to bring about the changes you desire. It's quite simple: sit down, close your eyes. Visualize a rose quartz sphere in front of you, an arms length away. Fill it with images of your dreams coming true, milestones being reached, etc. Pay attention to how it feels, and when you’ve brought it to life in your mind, take that lovely sphere into your hands and draw it into your Heart Chakra. The Heart Chakra is the bridge between our lower chakras, which connect us to the earth's life giving qualities, and the Higher Chakras, which connect us to our Higher Self. By feeling it in our Heart, we create space for that mental picture to become a physical reality. Try it out and let me know how it goes! Good luck =) 

  • LIVE IN THE MOMENT! In order to manifest, create or attract what we want, we have to stay grounded. In the present moment. Otherwise our vision board stays on the astral level, limited to the Third Eye. Being present also means you'll be there to take advantage of opportunities. So stay grounded. Keep moving towards your goals and enjoy the journey. I'd suggest checking in with your vision board once a month, during the New Moon. Make sure it is still relevant and restate your intention. If a specific goal is no longer relevant let it go and focus on what matters. We can also ask Archangel Haniel to energise our goals with moon energy. 

After the show I pulled a card from Stewart Pearce's Angels of Atlantis deck, asking what else we need to know. Stewart is a lecturer at the College of Psychic Studies, and has also done wonderful work with the human voice, as a means to creation and manifestation (read The Alchemy of Voice, available on Amazon here. I just started reading the book, it's wonderful). The answer today reminds me of something I read in Christopher Penczack's Ascension Magic book: to create a new reality for ourselves, we have to align our Personal Will with Divine Will, so that we're not creating on our own. It gives us force. This is part of what we aim to do in the 1st step when we ask for permission and make sure it won't harm anyone else (align with the Highest Good). On a more practical level, your commitment to your goals will see them through. Often its about using your willpower to keep going, and not give up. 

Additional Tools and Tips:
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  • Automatic Writing for Beginners: Use this meditation to connect with your angels, spirit guides, your Higher Self and your subconscious. You can use this at any stage of the process for extra feedback and ideas =) 
  • The Language of the Pendulum: The pendulum can help if we're clear headed about our questions. I like to make a list of different projects that I could focus on and then I let the pendulum prioritise.  

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