This week I used some oracle cards to give mini readings to anyone who was willing and I think I actually did quite well! For those of you who have had a reading with Helen, you will know she uses angel cards at the beginning of a reading to get things flowing. She hands the whole pack over to the individual, asks them to shuffle them, and then to choose three cards out at random or divide the deck into three piles. Helen has done this for me numerous times, so luckily I know some of the little things to pick up on. Read more »
Hmmm, this week was interesting. I was trying my hand at psychometry. I think it’s safe to say I don’t really have the same talents as my sister. I have tried psychometry a few times, always with not much luck. So when I tried it this time, I think I got a bit of a big head thinking, “Well I’ve done all this prep work so I’ll just give someone a full-on reading.”
Uh oh, definitely not the case.
I started out with a friend’s metal watch. I did all the right things: cleared my energy, protected myself, and then took the object with my left hand. (They say you receive with your left and give with your right – watch if you have a reading with Helen… she will generally always take your items and hold it in her left). Nothing…. Absolutely nothing. I started to get frustrated after a few minutes, but eureka! I started to get information, albeit just weird words and pictures. Read more »
What it’s about: This collaboration is an introduction into how Louise Hay lives her life positively, through affirmations. Each chapter looks at how to incorporate positive affirmations into your life – starting your day, how each positive day adds up to a positive way of life and even how to remain positive in the face of death. Through positive affirmations, you set your intentions which will be mirrored back to you in your life experiences. You therefore have the power to create an exceptional life! Although the book doesn’t call it as such, it is also a great introduction to the Law of Attraction.
Why it’s recommended:This small sized pocket book is easy-to-read – great for a plane ride or weekend read. It is a great introduction to positive affirmations and the book actually gives you sample affirmations to start you on your own journey. For anyone who hasn’t been able to get into ’You Can Heal Your Life’ by Louise Hay, this book is like an introduction to the idea of positive affirmations and one which is easy to try and follow.
When things happen repeatedly, it’s time to pay attention.
So, with Claire completing her challenge last week on interpreting dreams, and several clients mentioning dreams during the last week’s sessions, I knew it important to pay attention to the dream which left me quite disturbed when I woke up this morning.
Well this has definitely been my favourite challenge so far. I am constantly banging on about my dreams to anyone who will listen. I am not afraid to say I have really bizarre dreams. Like, really bizarre. I am one of these people who can generally always remember dreams, and I normally have about 2-3 dreams per night.
I have actually been recording my dreams for about two years now. I keep a journal on my bedside table, so as soon as I wake up I can write my dreams down while they’re still fresh in my mind. I have also bought quite a few dream interpretation books, but have just recently stumbled upon the holy grail of said books. Although I have a few references, I generally always use the website www.dreammoods.com but they’ve now printed a book which is heavenly for me. The book is called “What’s in YOUR dream? An A to Z dream dictionary” by Michael Vigo. It is heaven. It is massive. It has so. many. interpretations. Actually, sometimes I just flip through the book and see some symbols and think who the hell would dream of this?But I guess people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones… Read more »
As some of you may already be aware, I am happy to officially announce that I am 16 weeks pregnant. I am so grateful for all of the blessings I have already received this year (it’s been a BIG year!) but this news certainly takes the cake!
Pregnancy has opened up a whole new area of exploration for me – not just the concept of becoming a parent, which requires exploration enough – but the area of energetically connecting with my baby before they physically arrive in January next year.
For the past few years, my guides have indiciated in my automatic writing (all dated and documented) that children were coming into our life. They had hinted at timing and, while I know I am not in control of all the ‘hows’ and ‘whys’ in my life, I had (naively?) thought I still had some time up my sleeve before they would be arriving and that maybe we’d get to be in control of the timing. Read more »
Last week my challenge was using a pendulum in order to receive important information. The instructions were that I could use an old necklace, buy a pendulum or create my own.
To make things easy, I decided to use a necklace which I (sometimes) wear…. Things were very slow. I asked to see a ‘yes’ and I asked to see a ‘no’ and to be honest, the pendulum just seemed to be doing the same thing. Then I thought, maybe because the necklace has a ‘C’ pendant on it, it might have been unevenly weighted. So then I used a ring and placed it on a string of hair…. Same thing. The yes was obviously going in one direction and the no in another, but it was still a bit hard to differentiate – again the ring was a funny shape and probably the wrong weight. Who knew using a pendulum was so scientific?
Finally, I found a normal, circular ring which I do wear quite often and thread it through my stand of hair. Viola! I asked to see ‘yes’ and the pendulum went flying back and forward. I asked to see ‘no’ and the pendulum went flying side to side. Trying to ‘catch out’ the pendulum, I asked questions such as:
‘Is my name Claire?’ – yes!
‘Do I own a dog?’ – yes!
‘Am I listening to Frank Sinatra?’ – no!
‘Am I listening to The Avalanches?’ – yes!
And so on, until I was convinced the direction for yes/no were locked in. I then began to ask questions such as ‘Is this my spirit guide?’, ‘Do I have 1/2/3/4 spirit guides?’ ‘Have you always been guiding me?’, ‘Do you think I should _______?’ etc etc.
Again, another oracle! I recorded all of my answers, and felt quite satisfied. So apparently, I have 3 guides. The guide I was talking to is always with me, but has only come forward recently to help. The guide was a male. The message was that I should keep on the track that I am planning.
I have to be honest though, I personally found using a pendulum quite frustrating. I am one of these people who are ‘now, now, now’ and I found it annoying having to structure rhetorical questions and then building on from there. So, I actually started to do automatic writing once I got some information. I am pretty pleased with myself as I find that I am getting quite good at automatic writing, with some good information coming through.
Although I don’t think I will personally use pendulums ongoing, I know that they were widely used as a useful tool. When I was studying natural medicine (one of the more ‘airy-fairy’ subjects), we were taught to use pendulums to aid us in our choices of medicine (there is more to it then that obviously, but you don’t all need a lecture!) and a lot of the clinicians chose to use them quite frequently.
How did you guys go? Did you enjoy the pendulum activity? It is definitely crazy to see it start flying around in motion!
Also – just a side note, I went to the Surrealism exhibition at GOMA on the weekend, and interestingly the surrealist artists (particularly around the 20s-30s) used automatic writing and/or drawing to get their ideas down on a page. It was really incredible to see how this translates to art. You should give it a try – if writing isn’t working for you, try automatic drawing. Put your pen to paper and just draw and see what happens!
Also, the surrealist artists of that era also dabbled in the ‘psychic/sleep’ realm which was really interesting for me to read about.
And finally, just on automatic writing, I haven’t had any luck connecting again with Maureen from last week, but I will keep trying and keep you updated!!
NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE: Interpreting dreams. Keep a log of your dreams (or what you can remember). Be sure to include the ‘plot’ of the dream, any people and symbols. Using a dream dictionary or your own intuition, write out each of the symbols and their interpretation. Now rewrite the plot, substituting the meaning of the symbol for the symbol itself. Follow the steps in this post on ‘How to … interpret dreams’ for more guidance.