Thursday, 23 February 2017

Do Eclipses Really Influence Us, and How?

We have an eclipse coming up this weekend in Piscis. It's funny because the last year and a half I have been tracking the eclipses - looking specifically at how they touch different points in my natal chart. This would in theory tell us how a specific eclipse will influence our lives - and if it will influence it very strongly. If for example, it aspects one of our main planets, like the Sun, Moon or the Ascendant - it's a big one.   

While there have been changes in my life over the past year, especially internal perspectives, I don't feel those shifts corresponded to last year's eclipse themes. 

That is not to imply that eclipses don't matter. I have definitely seen and felt the impact of eclipses in my natal chart, specifically that of the  two eclipses that happened when I was still in the womb. Our prenatal eclipses are meant to shape our mission in life, and what we have to teach in the world. I started looking into this six months ago when I stumbled across a book called Spiritual Astrology, by Jan Spiller. The theory is that our prenatal eclipses can tell us the gift we have to share with the world, and the gift that that the universe has to give us in return during our life experience. 

According to Spiritual Astrology, the treat that the universe has to share with me was shaped by a Lunar Eclipse in Pisces. In her book Spiller tells us that the Pisces gift is developing intuition. It is a sensitive, intuitive sign that connects with the other realms. Well, looking at my blog and considering the fact that I used to be very skeptical about all of these intuitive things - I think I am making the most of it! 

This weekend's Solar Eclipse is in Piscis - which makes me wonder if it could be the one to connect with me on a personal level, as I am so very engaged with all pursuits Piscean. Stay tuned, eclipses play out over six months so I may be blogging for a while! If you haven't already subscribed, look for the "Email Follow" box on the top right hand side of my blog. Keep your eyes peeled for the confirmation link and be sure to download your gift as well - an introduction to Grounding, Clearing and Shielding ourselves. If this eclipse has a strong  influence on us the skills will come in handy (especially grounding) because Pisces intuition is able to perceive it all! 


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Saturday, 18 February 2017

How Many Chakras Do We Have?

I've been reading up on Atlantis and there isn't a whole lot out there that is based on fact - Rudolf Steiner has a book on Atlantis and Lemuria that I'd love to read, particularly as it was written long before the current new age scene came about. Diana Cooper's books are also quite interesting - I'm reading on the energy body now. The one thing that that stands out in my research so far is the Chakra system. Crystals also come up frequently as healing and tech tools. 

Energyandvibration.com/chakras.htm

Apparently in Atlantean times, humans had 12 active Chakras compared to the 7 that we we have now (the Root, Sacral, Solar Plexus, Heart, Brow and Crown). The additional five could be found along the same column of light in the Auric field. I mentioned one of these in my Chakra Healing book: The Earth Star. It is located in the ground beneath our feet and connects us to Mother Nature, including nature spirits, fairies and crystals. The literature tells us that humanity's consciousness fell, and it may have, though its also likely that when technology and large cities weren't so prevalent we were more aware. Think about how sitting in nature for a while will help you connect with yourself and be mindful. 

In my experience, activating the Earth Star gives us deeper foundations so we can then activate the rest of the Chakras: the 8th which is often referred to as the Higher Heart (in the sternum), as well as three further Chakras over the Crown which connect us to the spirit realms, to our solar system and to that elusive quality known as Oneness (the Unity Chakra). We learned about these in school a few years ago but I haven't worked with them so closely. (There are different schools of thought about how many there are). 

The meditations we did in school involve bringing light down from Heaven, to the Crown Chakra. That light also flows through the Unity, Soul Star and Causal Chakras on its way down to the Crown Chakra, and eventually we begin to access the knowledge and gifts that are related to those chakras, even if we are not entirely aware of it. 

This year my New Year's Resolution was to go back to the basics, completing Elliot Jay Tanzer's chakra clearing meditation daily so that I could put the foundations in place before activating these outer-body-chakras. In all honesty - I tried to complete a 12 chakra meditation on January 1st but I had to stop because I began to feel dizzy. Since then I have gone on to connect with those Higher Octave Chakras only after balancing the 7 main Chakras in the physical body - and only connecting with one at a time. 

Six weeks later, it feels like there is a lot more light in my life so I would definitely recommend it! If you'd like to try a daily Chakra Meditation, here are some of my favourites from Youtube. If you'd like to meditate with a crystal in your hands that is also fantastic, just be sure to clear and program it first by following the suggestions in my book. 

When we are ready, we can move onto activating the 8-12th Chakras which apparently gives our intuition a mega boost, and makes it possible for us to channel some of the gifts that we humans have long forgotten. I will have to tell you about it as I explore this topic with meditations, because I haven't found too much information on it so far. Please get in touch if you have any book, video or webinar suggestions! I'm particularly interested in the link between Atlantis and Ancient Egypt, if there is one - if not then boohoo.

Here are some of my fave YouTube meditations: 


A Lovely Meditation by Lisa Beachy



My Own Guided Meditation




12 Chakra Meditation  
(Based on Diana Cooper's books)


So that's all for this week! I have a few spaces for Angel, Tarot and Astrology readings next week - see here for details. Let's connect on email or Skype! For those of you in Mexico City, we can also meet in person at my consultation room in Polanco, where I offer healing sessions too. 



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Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Practical Kabbalah (and Planets) with Dalia Siman


Hello Chickpeas! 

It's been a while since I posted on the blog. If you are not signed up for my newsletter please enter your details here (and get a gift!) The newsletter goes out every week but for some reason, I haven't published the posts on the website lately. 

Anyhooo, onto more exciting topics ... Last year I signed up for an amazing numerology and planets class. It was taught by Dalia Siman, a healer, numerologist, naam yogi, kabbalist and all-round fabulous teacher based in Mexico (daliasiman@gmail.com) Her class lasted seven weeks and it took me almost that long to wrap my head around the various topics and how they all come together.  


The Seven Traditional Planets: 

I'm an astrology geek so this is what drew me to the class in the first place. Dalia talked us through the numerology of our birth date and how the day, month and year can pinpoint the planets that are most influential in our personalities and lives. 

So for example, I was born on a Wednesday, the day that is traditionally assigned to Mercury (the planet of communication, learning styles and other fun intellectual and self-expression pursuits). Mercury is the energy that radiates from my Heart, which is lovely, because Archangel Michael is also associated with Mercury on the Kabbalistic Tree of Life and I've always felt like he is my angel - the angel of courage, because in all honesty, I often take convincing... =) 

The planet that rules my spirit is Venus, based on the year I was born, and a number of other planets are also key players in my life. The funny thing for me was that I have also studied my birth chart thoroughly, and the planets that came up using Dalia's numerology coincide with the planets that rule my Ascendant, Sun and Moon if I look at my natal chart (as well as planets that aspect my natal Sun). 

Using two completely different methodologies gave the same result. I also noticed that I have the same gaps - notably Jupiter who seems to be missing from my life (although its absence is also its presence, as I have been reading up on philosophy and spirituality for almost seventeen years - sigh). 

Practical Tools To Find Balance

For each of the planets that rule our life, Dalia told us how to identify whether we were leaning towards a healthy expression of its energy, or a stagnant expression. So for example, Mercury is a quick moving planet and when a person has lots of Mercury in their numerology, an unbalanced expression could be the inability to sit still. They might run from one place to the next, and eventually they run low on their supply of energy. If we look at Traditional Chinese Medicine, this over-activity can have a negative impact on our kidneys, which are said to regulate our personal bank of energy. I know of one Wednesday child who had kidney stones, and she fits the description above - is that a coincidence? 

For each of the planets, Dalia gave us yoga poses, mantras and physical exercises to balance the expression in our lives. I like this approach, and it fits well with some of the behavioural psychology that we find in Jan Spiller's astrology books (my fave when it comes to the planets & the zodiac). 

I mention this because Dalia also gives readings, and her approach is unique. Up until now I had come across angel, tarot and intuitive readings that often give similar points of view. Dalia's style is methodical and fact based and that makes it easier for us to put it to work in our lives. Drop her an email: daliasiman@gmail.com - highly recommended! 


Your Personal Pentagram 

One of the things that we learned was how we each have a planetary pentagram with points representing our spirit, our daily approach to life, your karma, destiny and our gifts. (I should also mention that Dalia is a student of the kabbalist Dr Joseph Michael Levry, who can be found at www.rootlight.com)

I won't go into the details so as not to overwhelm, but as I'm at a crossroads, I wanted to use tarot to ask what I can do to activate each of these energies. Today I used the pentagram as a layout for my personal reading and got these cards: 


Top Card - Ace of Pentacles
This represents Venus in my pentagram, and the card that came up was the Ace of Pentacles. A new beginning that will bring security and lots of growth. It makes total sense as I am job/life hunting right now ;)

Top Left - The Seven of Wands: 
This placement represents the energy that we bring to our daily life. The Seven of Wands is about making an effort to push through and get what you want (it corresponds to Mars in Leo, which is all about using competition to shine). This is actually the card that represents the opposite of my Sun Sign, the traits that we don't draw on quite that often... 

Bottom Left - The Alchemist: 
This is what Karma teaches, and this card is about patience and not rushing it. The zodiac sign on the card, Sagittarius, is  also about long distance travel so it could mean working abroad or with foreigners here in Mexico. Either option would be fun for me =) 

Bottom Right - Page of Fire 
This is where we are headed; the card resonates with the planet Mars, for action and for taking steps forward. I see this as getting back into a bit of a pressure cooker and coming out alright with more ideas, leadership and a bit of character.

Top Right - The Sun
This is the gift from the Universe to help us out -. Here I pulled the Sun which is just wonderful. So right now I don't know exactly where I am going to end up (work or country wise) but wherever I go, it will be sunny and warm figuratively speaking. And it might be here in Mexico (hopefully). 

Middle Card - The Moon: 
The center card which speaks to the Heart in the pentagram I chose deliberately because today the Moon is in Cancer, and the card represents the Moon. The question was: what is going on and how will I arrive at my "heart's desires" and this series of cards was the reply. I quite like the result!

Of course, in class Dalia taught us how to use numerology to ascertain the planet that corresponds to each of these placements in our personal pentagram. We then use the numbers and mantras to activate the energy. It's pretty cool - see for yourself! 


For those of you in Mexico City, Dalia's next round of classes starts on February 10th at 11 am - RSVP here: 5596-9402


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Wednesday, 14 December 2016

How To Channel Crystalline Energy

The holidays are right around the corner and some of us are looking for cool gifts to give - below you will find a gem of present. One of my favourite things in the world are crystals, and while I would love to stockpile them, that wouldn't be practical for a variety of reasons. So instead, I channel their energy by following the steps below:   

How To Channel Crystal Healing


  • Sit or stand, and visualise your grounding roots going into the ground. Surround yourself with violet light for clearing and protection. 
  • Visualise your roots wrapping around a crystal at the center of the earth - the one of your choice.  
  • Draw that crystals energy up through your roots, through your Earth Star Chakra in the ground beneath your feet and to your Root, Sacral or Solar Plexus Chakras, or up to your Heart Chakra. 
  • Release any excess energy into the ground, clear yourself with a shower of white light and relax. 
  • Keep your grounding roots and your protective bubble in place, and go about your day! 


We can focus on the Root Chakra for physical healing, the Sacral Chakra for emotional and the Solar Plexus to boost our confidence and release false beliefs. The Heart Chakra is about self-love and compassion. The upper Chakras will also need healing and we can move onto the Throat, Brow and Crown Chakras in future sessions. By working on the lower Chakras first, we can strengthen our energetic foundations. 

Choosing Your Crystals

There are hundreds of crystals to choose from and countless books explaining their qualities, but my biggest find so far may be a set of crystal meditation cards. If you are still shopping for gifts, I can't recommend it enough. The Crystal Deck has 50 cards with stunning photos on the front, and descriptions on the back. I like to look through the deck and meditate on the crystals I am drawn to, whether it is the color or the theme that grabbed my attention. 

We can also close our eyes and choose one at random, relying on the Law of Attraction. The results may surprise you; just this week we had an Interactive Crystal Healing on my Facebook Page and I was surprised by the messages. To participate, choose a number from ONE to SEVEN and click here for details! 





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Tuesday, 6 December 2016

A Humanitarian Appeal This Christmas

Hello Chickpeas! This year my family is doing something new for Christmas. Rather than give and receive presents that we don't really need, each of us is going to make a donation to a charity of our choice This is mine: I heard about it when a friend emailed to ask for help. You'll find her email below. If you aren't familiar with the crisis in Venezuela please click on the link below: 





Dear friends,
As you are probably aware, the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela continues to worsen and its impact on the population, especially children from low income households, is truly dramatic.  
The situation is heartbreaking, but watching it with your own eyes is even sadder. This is why we are supporting #AlimentaLaSolidaridad (which translates to #FeedingSolidarity) a program that does an extraordinary job providing lunch to little ones, who without this support, could go without food for days. These kids not only feel hunger, but their development is being threatened.  We are looking for people wanting to show solidarity with these Venezuelan children.
Last Sunday, we heard the testimony of Alba, a teacher of Carapita (a very poor neighborhood in Caracas). She had a hard time telling us what it feels like living there, her tears could not let her speak. Alba began the school year in October 2015 with 32 children in her classroom; by March only 3 were left. The children’s moms were not sending kids to school because they didn’t have anything to feed them with and so, many would faint in school.  
Parents would rather force their children to sleep until mid-morning to reduce hours of activity and avoid listening to their starving complaints. Alba, distraught over the situation in her classroom, was lucky to find #AlimentaLaSolidaridad, headed by Roberto PatiƱo and that seeks to, among many other things, feed children in low income areas of Caracas (you can watch other testimonials and read more details below). Thanks to this program, Alba's community is now feeding 120 kids.  
Having seen the results of this organization, we would like to invite you to participate with your donation to allow Roberto and his team to continue this program and reach many other neighborhoods that are in need. USD 0.6 is the cost of one meal per child per day, and USD 12 is the cost per month.   
Any donation would be more than welcome.
Please us this link:
https://www.gofundme.com/alimenta-la-solidaridad-venezuela 
We thank you in advance for any support you can give,
Daniela and Guillo


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Tuesday, 29 November 2016

The Winds of Change Are Blowing

Hello Chickpeas! I have been thinking... 

It has been three years since I left London and moved to Mexico; nearly four since I quit my job in marketing to become a Healer. People often ask if I miss London and I don't miss it (even though I do miss my friends there), but oddly enough, what I miss most is corporate life. Who would have thought it was possible? But yes, it is true =) 

I miss the routine of having a 9 to 5, the marketing meetings, and even the headaches that went with the job. I always did my best in crisis situations, thanks to my astrological shadow (Mars in Leo) which makes it easy for me to take the lead when things go haywire. If you are wondering where this line of thought is going, I have decided that it is time for me to go back to the business world, where I hope to apply that quirky blend of logic, intuition and drive, as I have done in the past. 

The past four years have been truly wonderful - they gave me the opportunity to meet amazing people all over the world, online and off. Top of mind is the wonderful team at the Community Cancer Center in London, and of course all of the wonderful human beings who cheered me on as I self-published both of my self-healing books, helping me tweak the blurb, choose the right cover and get it out there! I couldn't have done without your help and support. And of course, the countless workshop attendees, my healing clients and so many others who also share their own light.  

This Diary of a Psychic Healer blog will still be around, especially in the weeks or months while I job hunt. I will eventually take a sabbatical, as it has been six years of weekly updates, but I'll be sure to share my thoughts in the long run as writing keeps me sane. If you have been thinking of booking a coaching session, I would encourage you to do so, because private readings and healings may not be available in 2017. 

As for the online lessons to complement my new Chakra Healing & Magick book, rather than host live sessions, I plan on prerecording classes and leaving them up indefinitely, for those of you who would like more guidance than the Chakra Healing book offers. To my friends in Mexico - please stay in touch as weekly meditations are likely to continue informally, with friends and fellow Healers leading the sessions.

Let's end with an idea - they say the pessimist complains about the wind, the optimist expects it to change, and the realist adjusts the sails. I can't complain about the wind as it has been propelling me forward for a good ten years, but it is still time for a change. I sincerely hope you will follow me on this new phase of my life's journey! 




Stay tuned and please wish me luck! 

Reiki hugs, 

Regina








Sunday, 13 November 2016

Reaching Enlightenment Through Dreams

Hello Chickpeas, 

This week’s post is based on a book that I am currently reading: The Tibetan Book of Living & Dying, by Sogyal Rinpoche. It is a fantastic read and not the least bit depressing, despite the fact that it is meant to prepare us for the unknown. The chapter I am on now looks at dream states and how the phases we go through while we sleep are similar to the soul's journey when we cross over.

In the Buddhist worldview, the transitional period that comes in the moments after we die (referred to as a bardo) presents a unique chance to pierce the illusions of the mind and become enlightened. Unfortunately, it will also be a new experience for most of us. Even if you believe in reincarnation, very few remember going through that experience. I know I have no recollecting of being born, or of dying.

So how would we prepare for such an event? And how can we be sure that our state of mind will be "with it" enough that we will be conscious of what is going on; that we won't be scared, confused or in a daze? If that moment is our best chance at breaking free from Samsara - the endless cycle of death and rebirth - what can we do about it?


Enlightenment Through Dreams

I do not have a complete answer to this question, but I will come back to you as I continue reading. The author tells us that our dream states are similar enough to the bardos that we can practice mindfulness while we sleep to prepare for the unknown. 

There are several key phases to watch out for:

  • When we are just dozing off. 
  • When we are sleep but haven't begun dreaming.
  • When we are actively dreaming.
  • When we begin to wake up.

The biggest opportunity to prepare for the bardos is when we are asleep but not yet dreaming. Personally, I've never been self-aware at that stage but I imagine that adopting a daily mindfulness or meditation practice could help us become conscious in our sleep, though I am not sure how it would come about. The book hints at something called sleep yoga but has yet to explain what it is. 

A quick aside - if you'd like to remember your dreams, that last phase when we are coming out of sleep is the best time to remember them. We can take advantage of this by setting our alarm 10 minutes before we need to get up and jotting down our dreams.  Just be sure to set another alarm in case you fall asleep again. Try it out for yourself!

Similarities With Lucid Dreaming

Mindfulness can also help us with  lucid dreaming; when we are aware that a dream is a dream and we can then decide to fly or to walk through walls, etc. The theory is that by becoming aware of our thoughts during our waking hours and shining a light on the unconscious, including ideas, fears and scenarios that it may fabricate, our unconscious mind begins to lose its grip on our dreams. 

When we realize that a dream is a dream, we can take control of the dream and create our own adventure.  It is meant to be fun and while I have not tried it for myself, I would certainly love to know how it feels. On another note, if we know that a dream is a dream, does that mean we could also do away with the fiction and see what is actually real?

Disconnecting From the Matrix

Have you ever though that life is the dream, and that when we sleep, we wake up? I still have a lot to learn about consciousness, but I have a hunch that lucid dreaming and meditation can help us disconnect from the matrix and see things clearly. Maybe that is what enlightenment is about; seeing things for what they really are.

This is very much a student's "diary entry" as I am just beginning to explore these topics. Please get in touch if you have read this wonderful book or if you have studied lucid dreaming, consciousness, or Buddhism for yourself. And stay tuned for part two in a few weeks as I continue to read The Tibetan Book of Living & Dying.

Hopefully we will have some answers soon. For now, ask your guardian angel to help you fall asleep tonight with a bit of consciousness. And set your alarm clock a little bit earlier than usual so that you can start to become aware of your dreams.




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