Thursday, November 12, 2020

Is there a Goddess of Music?

Intuitive meditations are similar to dream analysis; we receive messages as clairvoyant images, sounds, scents and then interpret it when we are done. Sometimes the message comes to life completely in one session, but often it builds with time. In school, when we were doing psychic readings for another person we'd ask for their visuals and discuss it with them at the end💝

Earlier this year I signed up for a zoom class at The College of Psychic Studies, my former psychic school. One of my classmates, Liesl Duffy, now teaches there. It has been so much fun to be back in the student seat. We have been connecting with different archangels every week - some of which I had never heard of, such as the angels of blessings and heart prosperity

The weekly theme is always a surprise. Last month, I finally understood music that I had hearing for almost two years my personal meditations. Liesl told us that we would be connecting with a goddess and the meditation consisted of a journey to a temple where we would meet her. We would find out who she was once we arrived, not before.


Everything that I describe below came to me during the intuitive meditation, without any music playing and little description. 

From the outset I heard songs running through my mind. It felt (more than sounded) like a feminine voice ringing out from the jungle on our way into the temple. I am from Mexico and love the Pacific coast, hence the jungle. The clairaudient meditations that I have had the past few years have been similar - a powerful female voice echoing my words - but she has what feels like limitless reach. I will often get clips of music videos that I like too.

As we continued through the meditation, we were guided to approach a temple. The teacher who facilitates the class doesn't give many details and this leaves space for our intuition to fill in the blanks. I kept hearing music, often Shakira's DARE or Katy Perry's ROAR. Every now and then I heard snippets of Rihanna's "What's my name" with a variation on the lyrics, so that it went: INNANA, WHAT'S MY NAME. Then back to Roar. 

I also got the impression that we could only enter if we danced our way in. All along the path there were people dancing - almost like they were listening to a cosmic concert. I am not much a dancer (but I do love music) so I was relieved to be the only witness to this meditation lol. 

When we finally made it into the temple, Liesl told us that we were there to connect with an ancient goddess known as Innana. I had connected with her intuitively in the past, usually a passing thought, but hadn't made a link between her and the music. Innana was a fierce Sumerian goddess, looking after love, beauty, war, justice and political power. 

In the past, when I have asked why this goddess is relevant for me, the word ASTARTE came to mind; the name used for Innana in the part of the world from which the Lebanese side of my family hails. Not entirely sure what it means, and Innana rings a bell more than Astarte does, but the musical vibration feels amazing. In previous posts I have written about manifesting with music, I believe this goddess amplifies the effect. We can connect with that beautiful energy.

As far as history is concerned, there was a religious following of Innana thousands of years ago. It is likely the beliefs and practices were reflective of Sumerian culture at the time, and might not be applicable now. I don't know much about it as the meditations at the College are experiential in nature, focused on healing and personal development. The meditation was freeing, full of life and reflective of Katy Perry's Roar or Shakira's Dare. Just what I needed lol. 

When class was wrapping up the teacher mentioned Rihanna's What's My Name (Innana) and talked about that feminine energy expressing itself through music, with confidence. This kind of  synchronicity is common in meditations as we are all tuned into the same current of energy.

NEW INSTAGRAM MEDITATIONS!

As of this week I'm live-streaming weekly energy healing meditations on Instagram. 

We will be focusing on chakra healing, archangels and crystals but who knows what else is in store! Find me on Instagram: @reginachouza Thursdays at 8:30AM PST. 

The first meditation is ready HERE

Reiki hugs, 

Regina 




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Regina Chouza is an Energy Healer, Angel Medium and author of A Personal Guide to Self-Healing, Cancer & Love and Chakra Healing & Magick. She studied angels, tarot and astrology at The College of Psychic Studies in London, and qualified as an Energy Healer at the School of Intuition & Healing UK. Blogging since 2010, Regina's passion is bringing the qualities of love, joy and empowerment to healing pursuits. 

 

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Thursday, November 5, 2020

ASTROLOGY OF MARS: Be Your Best Competitive and Collaborative Self

Today I would like to talk about meditating to connect with the planets in our solar system. It is similar to connecting with Mother Earth; each of the planets and fixed stars relates to a quality that we can heal and integrate. Venus relates to frienship, love and beauty; Mercury to how we think and communicate ourselves. As the planet of War, Mars helps us deal with issues around competition, strength and confidence. 

In his book, The Healing Touch, William Rand says that fear of competition creates more problems for the Reiki world than competition itself. Even if we think of ourselves as light workers, in the real world, we often act out of defensiveness or insecurity when someone moves into our sphere of influence. True for Reiki, also true for the yoga/wellness/healing worlds. If we don't acknowledge those feelings, eventually everyone loses. 

The past six years I have been teaching and practicing healing in Mexico City, and while the experience has been pretty much amazing to say the least, there have been moments where feathers were ruffled and boats were rocked. I thought I had cleared most of my foibles and insecurities - even some discomfort for touching on broad topics that other healers focused on. Some of it lingered; I have been thinking about the things that I may have done wrong, but also the times when I made myself a little bit smaller to avoid rocking the boat...

One day I felt guided to do a healing meditation with the planet Mars, wanting to fill myself with courage, confidence and integrating the healthy aspects of the red planet; this inevitably means taking a close look at the unhealthy Martian aspects that play out in our personal lives. As always I began by grounding myself and bringing down a ray of starlight from above, before sending a beam of light from my Heart Chakra to Mars (visible in the night sky!). I asked forgiveness and healing in instances where I was not as transparent, assertive or communicative as I would have liked to be, while forgiving others for their actions too.  

I was then prompted to make a list of anyone I might view as a competitor - whether it was another teacher, energy healer, author or practitioners of other healing modalities. What came to mind next was an interview where a campaigning politician was asked to name one good thing their opponent had done while in office; she replied saying "not a one". I was disappointed by that answer and while she was probably avoiding a self-defeating soundbite, we have to be capable of witnessing other people's strengths and triumphs. 

At this point I went back to the list of so-called competitors and wrote at least one thing they did extremely well: Some are fab at Instagram videos, others captivate the room with their sense of humor, still others simplify complex topics making them easily digestible. I realised we each triumph in our unique way; what I wound up seeing clairvoyantly was a diamond that was full of light, with each of us on a different facet. The meditative exercise ended with me making a list of three things that I did well and how I fit into the whole. 

 This coincides with my experience the past few years: Collaboration is fun and enriching for everyone when we play to each other's strengths

The energy healing was fantastic and I felt like a different person. Since then I've been connecting with Mars and with Archangel Tystiel, who I recently met in an angel meditation class at The College of Psychic Studies (led by Liesl Duffy). He is one of the archangels that relates to Mars, helping us find our footing, our courage and our gamesmanship. Archangel Chamuel is also linked with Mars - as the angel of unconditional love, Chamuel brings relief to situations where we feel like we have been in an uphill battle for months. 

Reiki hugs, 

Regina 


>> Want to know more? Chakra Healing & Magick guides us through the steps to awaken our inner healer. Find it in the Bookstore HERE. We can use these skills to connect with the angels and the planets.   





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Regina Chouza is an Energy Healer, Angel Medium and author of A Personal Guide to Self-Healing, Cancer & Love and Chakra Healing & Magick. She studied angels, tarot and astrology at The College of Psychic Studies in London, and qualified as an Energy Healer at the School of Intuition & Healing UK. Blogging since 2010, Regina's passion is bringing the qualities of love, joy and empowerment to healing pursuits. 

 


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Monday, October 5, 2020

Sekhmet: The Lioness of Ancient Egypt

The past few weeks I have had emails from friends who were surprised during psychic meditations - basically, they felt an energy come through and after Googling it, discovered that what they felt was one of the deities from Ancient Egypt. I had a similar experience about a year ago. Before then my interest in ancient myths had focused on the Greek side, thanks to my first tarot deck


In my case, I felt a rush of water through my energy field during a Reiki meditation, like I was being hosed down. When I asked 'what is this?', the impressions that came to mind were 'river god-dess' and 'happy' - followed up immediately by a mental picture of a character on the TV show Scorpion whose name is Happy. I assumed it might be a river goddess of Japanese origin, because Reiki comes from Japan. As soon as I was done with the intuitive meditation I googled the terms "Asian river goddesses" and came up empty handed - no female river deities and none called Happy. I thought it must have been my imagination that got in the way.

A few days later I went back to Google, searching for "Happy" and "River God" without mentioning Japan and leaving out the feminine aspect. What came up was a lesser-known Egyptian river god known as Hapi. I was flabbergasted. He looked after the flooding of the Nile, which in turn assured enough water for crops to grow, but not so much that it would drown them out. 

But more than that, Hapi looked after a specific part of the Nile, near a town called Philae. This floored me because fifteen years ago, before I was into energy healing or psychic meditations, I actually went to Philae and immediately thought "I lived here in another life" - I didn't want to leave. Alas, I was there on a cruise and dragged myself away after 45 minutes. The archeological site was dedicated to Isis and Osiris with no mention of the river god Hapi. 


Since then I have been reading up on Ancient Egypt and discovered a sun goddess who looked after healing, plagues, medicine and destruction (the kind that removes obstacles). The warrior goddess Sekhmet is often depicted with a lion's head on a female body. Her energy is necessary now with everything that is going on in the world. I thought it would be nice if we went outside, grounded ourselves and felt a ray of light flow from the Sun to our Heart Chakras, intending for it to clear away all fear and doubt. Let that fiery sunlight radiate through your body and Aura. 

The clairvoyant meditations that I have shared in the past can be used to connect with angels and guides. We can also set the intention to connect with higher vibrational beings such as bodhisatvas and goddesses, though in my experience, they choose us and not the other way around. In either case, I hope you enjoy connecting with Hapi and Sekhmet.  

Begin by grounding yourself and shielding your meditation space, this brings about clarity. Grounding also gives us the foundations to reach for the stars, figuratively speaking. You'll find the steps in Chakra Healing & Magick, the first chapter is available as a gift HERE. We could all use some energy healing - and Sekhmet's connection with courage and the sun's warrior energy. 

Reiki hugs, 

Regina 




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Regina Chouza is an Energy Healer, Angel Medium and author of A Personal Guide to Self-Healing, Cancer & Love and Chakra Healing & Magick. She studied angels, tarot and astrology at The College of Psychic Studies in London, and qualified as an Energy Healer at the School of Intuition & Healing UK. Blogging since 2010, Regina's passion is bringing the qualities of love, joy and empowerment to healing pursuits. 

 





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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Freedom from Hopes & Fears

The past month I have given myself lots of energy healing, focusing on patterns that I need to release as I move forward with post-pandemic life (someday far far away). One of the things that comes up a lot in healing sessions is releasing fears and anxieties, as they box us in. For example, fear of failure might keep us from taking the initiative in our daily lives.

What I hadn't thought of, was that releasing Hope is as important as releasing Fear. Hope is a wonderful, abstract quality to have, but hoping something specific will happen can be as sticky as wishing that one of our fears will not come true. Hopes and fears also get in the way of our Intuition, making it harder for us to receive clear guidance from above. 


When it comes to different types of intuitive readings, our hopes and fears are most likely to hijack tarot readings. Our initial response to the cards is easily influenced by our state of mind. Whether we use tarot to predict the future, or better yet, to heal ourselves by shining a light on the unconscious; I find it helpful to clear my Aura before each session. You can do this by grounding yourself and visualizing a stream of violet light running through your Aura, into the ground. This releases confusing thoughts and emotions before we access our intuition  💗

Letting go of hope may sound depressing, but releasing attachments opens us up to receive more than we asked for - an essential step in learning to trust the flow of life. This happened organically when I began to focus energy healing sessions on releasing fear, the source of our attachment to specific outcomes. Not quite there yet but I'm working on it. 

Share your thoughts below! And if you'd like to know more about energy healing, intuition, and tarot as a doorway to your inner guide and healer, read Chakra Healing & Magick HERE


Reiki hugs, 


Regina  





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Regina Chouza is an Energy Healer, Angel Medium and author of A Personal Guide to Self-Healing, Cancer & Love and Chakra Healing & Magick. She studied angels, tarot and astrology at The College of Psychic Studies in London, and qualified as an Energy Healer at the School of Intuition & Healing UK. Blogging since 2010, Regina's passion is bringing the qualities of love, joy and empowerment to healing pursuits. 

 




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Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Releasing Self-Criticism with Archangel Gabriel

A few weeks ago I had an intuitive reading from a fellow healer who told me that I had to work on forgiveness. I have been receiving that same message in my daily meditations, but I can't say that I am mad at anyone or anything so I had no idea what that meant. 

So I asked my friend for clarification and her answer was that I had to forgive myself, be less critical of myself. I laughed nervously, and as my tutor at The College of Psychic Studies used to say, if we give an angel message and the person has a bout of nervous laughter, well done! 

The message was spot on but I had never thought of forgiveness that way. I do have a tendency to be critical of myself, focusing on what I could have done better in any situation. It's not fun to be around! 

Natal Astrology could make it easy for me to blame that tendency on the three big planets that I have in the perfectionist sign of Virgo. But from a self-healing point of view, the idea is to spot character traits that become defects when exaggerated, and to soften those traits. 

Virgo Aside: My initial reaction was to think that I should have been thorough and asked for clarification in my daily meditation. 

So how do I go about forgiving myself??? My favorite tools are Energy Healing and angel meditations. I usually ask Archangel Michael to send the angel or guide who can help me heal and release the issue that I am working on, as discussed in both of my energy healing books

I was surprised to see that Archangel Gabriel turned up. In my mind he was the archangel of pregnancies, intuition and communication, but then I remembered a lecture that I attended at the Kabbalah Centre years ago. The speaker referred to Archangel Gabriel as the angel of judgement in Judaism. Since then I have discovered that he can help us clear and release judgements that have been unfairly placed on us - in this instance, judging myself. 

The past month I have been connecting with Archangel Gabriel to release that critical tendency and honestly, I feel so much better! Coincidentally, Gabriel is also the Angel of Water, which includes the compassionate sign of Pisces. When we talk about healing with astrology, this all-forgiving Water sign sits opposite Virgo on the Zodiac wheel. Water can be used to integrate and heal both polarities so that neither is exaggerated; we need discernment and compassion. 

Here is a meditation to connect with Archangel Gabriel (link). We are in the month of Virgo until the 23rd of September; he can help us balance the Virgo/Pisces polarity so that we can be loving, forgiving and non-judgemental perfectionists. This leaves room for healing and personal growth. In Spiritual Astrology, Jan Spiller identifies non-judgemental perfectionism as the remedy for the three planets that were in Virgo when I was born, especially taskmaster Saturn. 

Healing with Astrology

If you are new to astrology, the natal chart takes a snapshot of the sky at the moment of our birth and tells us how that energy influences our feelings, beliefs and attitudes. 

The Sun Sign depends on the month of birth but the rest of the planets can be in different signs. So you could be born in April, for example, and not feel like an Aries personality - this is one of the reasons why horoscopes can be hit or miss. My Aquarius Sun is more or less outweighed by the three planets that were in Virgo when I was born. You could say that I am an Aquarius with a strong slant in the Virgo healing/perfectionist direction. 

Stay tuned for more on astrology! In the meantime, the foundation steps of energy healing and intuition are in my book, Chakra Healing & Magick

Reiki hugs, 

Regina 


> A related post on the Mechanics of Forgiveness HERE




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Regina Chouza is an Energy Healer, Angel Medium and author of A Personal Guide to Self-Healing, Cancer & Love and Chakra Healing & Magick. She studied angels, tarot and astrology at The College of Psychic Studies in London, and qualified as an Energy Healer at the School of Intuition & Healing UK. Blogging since 2010, Regina's passion is bringing the qualities of love, joy and empowerment to healing pursuits. 

 

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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

The Archangels of Balance, Blessings and Infinite Love

For five years I have hoped that The College of Psychic Studies would offer online classes and finally, they have! Moving to London in 2009 turned out to be one of the greatest adventures of my life, mostly because I stumbled across this fantastic school where we learned to access our intuition through the chakras. This led me down the rabbit hole experience that I have been blogging about for ten years, including Energy Healing, Angel Mediumship, Tarot and Astrology. 

There are dozens of classes at the College but I was feeling nostalgic and signed up for Angel Intuition (the same course of study that I took for about three years), which was amazing as one of my former classmates now teaches at the College! Her name is Liesl Duffy, and for those of you who want to learn from scratch, she is highly recommended. Liesl introduced us to four archangels, some of whom I had heard of, some I hadn't: 

  • Archangel Dokiel: This is the one I feel is most necessary now because of the intense stress and upheaval that we are going through on a global level. Dokiel is not an angel that we would typically call on, as he is the angel of balance, order and harmony on a more universal level. When I connected with him in one of our intuitive meditations I got the clear sense that he is a cosmic surgeon who works with matter and light. He helps us create order, harmony and balance for ourselves and our communities. In the meditation I felt like we can team up with Archangel Dokiel in intuitive meditations by visualizing the entire planet in front of us (imagining yourself in a dark room with the Earth in front of you) and visualizing it in gold, blue and green, in perfect harmony. As we have discussed earlier on the blog, we always ground, clear and shield our personal energy before connecting with the Archangels. This keeps us clear of environmental factors, especially anyone else's thoughts or feelings as that can interfere with our intuition. If you are new to energy healing, download Chapter 1 from Chakra Healing & Magick HERE. The book covers the energy healing and intuition techniques that I use daily 💕
  • Archangel Gadiel - This beautiful angel's name literally means "God is my Wealth" and he helps us heal emotional and spiritual blocks to wealth. As discussed in Chakra Healing & Magick, the Heart Chakra is the gateway for all of the abundance that we receive from the upper realms and I was really pleased to hear Liesl refer to Archangel Gadiel's definition of abundance as Heart Prosperity. Think of all the qualities that make your cup overflow - they likely go far beyond financial needs to include love, friendship and health. We can work with Archangel Gadiel and with other archangels to release all inner blocks and beliefs that keep us from experiencing that Heart Prosperity. In class Liesl talked about infinite joy and heart prosperity being accessed with Archangel Gadiel's help. In personal meditations I have felt that he helps me get a sense of the Unity Chakra, which sits at the top of the Auric Field. However we have to ground ourselves and work with personal healing on a much deeper level before we access this particular chakra; it is part of the transpersonal chakra system (phase two in energy healing). But we can connect with Archangel Gadiel at anytime to heal and open the Heart Chakra. 
  • Archangel Barachiel is part of the Eastern Orthodox tradition in Christianity. His name refers to blessings. Barachiel helps us move towards a state of gratitude so that we find silver linings if we are going through a tough time, and so that we don't lose sight of our many blessings if we are OK but somehow dissatisfied. His (or her) energy feels just wonderful. I have only just begun to connect with Archangel Barachiel. 
  • Archangel Gamaliel is the angel of rewards and I get the feeling that he can help us pay it forward, as well as bringing us to a place where we get what we 'deserve' - and all of us deserve to be happy, fulfilled, healthy and enjoying peace and stability. 
It feels like a huge disconnect to talk about health and prosperity when we are in the middle of a global pandemic, but I believe the archangels are here to help us visualize the type of world and stability that we can create if we humans work together. As I have mentioned before, the angels are not fairy god-mothers in the Disney sense, but we can ask for guidance on how to rise above challenges. They will always fill us with energy healing, love and confidence so that we can release fear, insecurity and exhaustion - as being human isn't always easy... 

A Book on Love 

In meditation, the message that keeps coming through is that the world needs a lot of love right now. My friend and fellow teacher Liesl Duffy has just published a book of poems on love, no doubt inspired in part by Archangel Chamuel. Follow the links to Amazon USA and Amazon UK (or Amazon in your country) to read it. Liesl is a wonderful teacher, healer and author.  



And of course if you'd like to connect with the archangels it is good to know the intuition basics. You'll find this in Chakra Healing & Magick, now available globally in the Bookstore HERE. 

Guided meditations can be found on Youtube below. 

Reiki hugs, 

Regina 






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Regina Chouza is an Energy Healer, Angel Medium and author of A Personal Guide to Self-Healing, Cancer & Love and Chakra Healing & Magick. She studied angels, tarot and astrology at The College of Psychic Studies in London, and qualified as an Energy Healer at the School of Intuition & Healing UK. Blogging since 2010, Regina's passion is bringing the qualities of love, joy and empowerment to healing pursuits.