The notion of Stewardship is non-denominational, however. It applies to any and every person who lives, works and breathes upon the planet regardless of what religion they do, or do not, subscribe to. It is a duty that we all have. There is no denying that we are going to have to make some sacrifices if we are to rectify the problems we have caused as a species. Yet that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the beauty of nature or engage in the fun, joy or sense of adventure while we relearn how to live without negatively impacting our planet.
Belief and Psychic Abilities
Another common theme related to this question is whether or not you need to “believe” in psychic powers. Some psychics and teachers of psychism propose that you don’t need to believe in it at all. As a matter of fact, approaching the subject with an open mind and with a healthy dose of skepticism can be very helpful in differentiating sensations from the physical body, imagination, and real psychic perception. This will allow you to validate the presence of your psychic abilities by way of your own experiences.
A lot of movies unfortunately portray the psychic ability as something obscure (in horror movies, for example), mystical (in some dramas and action movies), or pertaining to a person that is imbalanced or unstable (to avoid the word “crazy”), or that has some grave illness (a brain tumor), suffered an injury, had a near-death experience, or was hit by lightning.
Psychic abilities are natural abilities, and as such some may be learned and some will happen spontaneously. Some may be good at one modality, for example, telepathy, but inexperienced in another, for example, clairvoyance. Here is a list of different psychic modalities:
Adapted from an article on Psychic Abilities by the International Academy of Consciousness
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How do we know if we are psychic?
So, after experiencing one or more of these things, how do you know if you have psychic abilities? The answer is really simple:
The first step is to understand the different ways that information can reach you. For instance, if you touch a metallic door knob you will get the sensation that it is cold. You perceive this via a physical sense.
- Have you felt drained after meeting someone? Like you need to have a quick nap?
- Have you ever had a feeling that something is about to happen to someone around you only to find out it actually happened soon after?
- Have you ever visited a friend in his/her house (feeling great when arriving) but then left feeling really tired? (when there is no drinking or eating involved)
- Have you ever woken up remembering a very lucid dream or an out-of-body experience?
- Have you ever had a lucid out-of-body experience?
- How about clairvoyance? Have you ever had a flash and you were able to see other dimensions or people that have already passed away?
- Intuition: is it common to you? How relevant are your intuitions?
- Have you ever been able to predict the future?
- How about past events? Have you ever had a retrocognition or recollection of a previous life?
- Have you ever felt spontaneous vibration within your body when waking up or when falling asleep?
Most people know of Aphrodite as the goddess of love. She is that, but she’s also much more. She is the mistress of all kinds of love and passion – passion for art, a special interest, friendship, romantic love, and self-love.
The earliest myth of the birth of Aphrodite comes from Hesiod. Ouranos (Heaven) forbid his offspring with Gaia (Earth) to see light, the space between Heaven and Earth. One night when Heaven lay with Earth, their son, Chronos (Time), harvested Heaven’s genitals and threw them into the stormy sea. From this immortal flesh mixed with sea foam, rose the beautiful Aphrodite who inspired love in everyone and everything that came into her presence.
Aphrodite’s innocence – her virginity – was renewed on an annual basis. At her temple on Crete, her priestesses carried her statue into the sea for a ritual bathing. This act was a re-creation and restoration of Aphrodite’s virginity by the Graces. Once she was caught by her husband, Hephaestus, making love with her lover, Ares, God of War, and he humiliated her before the other gods. Aphrodite fled to Crete where the Graces washed and anointed her with ambrosial oil, restoring the goddess to her original state of purity and virginity.
This return to innocence is one of Aphrodite’s many gifts to you. Yes, you can be restored from the wounds of heartbreak, regret, guilt, and shame. Your past does not need to be your present. But for healing, you must first love and honor yourself.
The personal transformation that comes from self-care and self-love is another one of Aphrodite’s gifts. Many images depict her gazing at herself in a mirror, or bathing, or luxuriating with her nymphs. Some of us work-aholics and self-beraters might view her with contempt for being so self-indulgent. But there is a much deeper message in Aphrodite’s love for herself and her body. She appreciates what her body does for her and she loves to be adorned with beauty. For beauty is inspirational. It enables us to get a taste of the sublime.
Too often we are so hard on ourselves. The comments some of us make about ourselves we wouldn’t even say about someone we didn’t like. Too often we deprive ourselves by not getting enough sleep, or enough nourishing food, or time for pleasure and play. Instead we may work way too hard depriving ourselves of some of our basic needs.
Aphrodite’s message is that when we do take care of ourselves we feel so much better. Our souls are more joyous. We sleep better because we aren’t so stressed. Play and pleasure gives us joy, which dispels anxiety and worry. Our relationships are more rewarding because we aren’t grumpy, fatigued, and short tempered.
Self-love is taking care of ourselves so that we can show up as a happier, more joyous person. It actually enables us to be more effective and productive because we are more able to find joy and passion in what we do.
Relax. Choose an image of Aphrodite that appeals to you and gaze upon it. Visualize her energy flowing into you. Feel her divine energy of love and healing embrace you. Allow yourself to feel Joy.
If you are in the Sacramento area, then please join me for an evening of circling with Aphrodite. Listen to her myths that have messages for contemporary women and participate in a self-blessing ritual.
Blossoming Path, 10227 Fair Oaks Blvd
Fair Oaks Village, CA
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In Her Name Circle
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So much is transpiring in the political arena that it is hard not to be swept up into the emotionally charged chaos. Personally I am finding it challenging to stay balanced with an open heart and open mind, to release anger and upset, and to stay centered. This is why I was so grateful to receive this email from my spiritual mentor, Terry Attwood. I felt her message was so helpful to me personally that I wanted to share it with all of you …
Terry’s Message: It is very important to realize when we are so upset about the current events going on in the country that we are in the ego. It’s a signal to move to higher ground and use that energy to stay centered and take action from a base of non-attachment to our personal beliefs, but to come from the place of what is right. So, what I have been doing is to keep in my mind that my protests are coming from a place that supports the truth of what this country is about… from the basic values that define America. I am attaching a great writing (Buddhist) about this. – Terry
The Wisdom of Anger
“The buddhas are not just the love-and-light people we like to think they are. Of course, their enlightened mind is grounded in total peace, but in that open space compassion spontaneously arises. It has many manifestations. One is the pure energy of anger.
Anger is the power to say ‘no’. This is our natural reaction whenever we see someone suffer – we want to stop it. The buddhas say ‘no’ to the three poisons (greed, hatred and delusion) that drive injustice. They are angry about our suffering and they will happily destroy its causes. They aren’t angry at us. They’re angry for us.
… There are times when the compassionate thing is to destroy. To say “Stop!” to suffering. To say “Wake up!” to the ways people deceive themselves. To use the energy of anger to say “No!” to all that is selfish, exploitative, and unjust.
In its pure, awakened form, when it is not driven by ego, anger brings good to the world. In our personal lives, it helps us be honest about our own foibles and have the courage to help others see how they are damaging themselves. On a bigger scale, anger is the energy that inspires great movements for freedom and social justice, which we need so badly now. It is a vital part of every spiritual path, for before we can say yes to enlightenment, we must say no to the three poisons (greed, hatred and delusion).
The energy of anger is an inherent part of our nature-we can no more have ‘yes’ without ‘no’ than light without dark. So we need a way to work with the energy of anger so it doesn’t manifest as aggression, as well as methods to tap its inherent wisdom. We need a profound understanding of where aggression comes from, how it differs from anger, and a practical path to work with it. That path begins where all healing begins.”
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Audio recording: Love and Light Visualization with Mother Mary
Have a fabulous Holiday Season!
Revised Version of the Hail Mary Rosary
From – She Carries Me
Holy Mother full of grace,
Power is with thee.
Blessed are you,
Queen of the Universe
And blessed is all of creation.
Maker of all things,
Be with us now and always.
In my last email I talked about the Devil card in the Tarot and how it kept showing up at a time when my whole life was breaking down (marriage, health, work, friendships). I was going through a massive transition that put me on a whole new life path.
The Devil card is the 15th Major Arcana card of the Tarot. It speaks to the shadow side of ourselves that is held in bondage to our addictions, greed, negativity, insecurities, self-doubts, jealousies, and fears (rejection, abandonment, not being good enough, not being loved, etc.). These shadow self-perceptions and beliefs keep us stuck in an old story that we tend to cycle in, even though we are desperate to escape.
The Tower is the 16th Major Arcana card. It is an image of disruption and change. This disruption is generated by the battle inside you that is fighting the Devil, your own demons, to free yourself from that domination.
Vicki Noble likens this card to the great Hindu Goddess Kali Ma. She is a terribly ferocious looking goddess with a garland of skulls around her neck and a girdle of arms around her waist. She has four arms, is dark skinned, and splotches of blood stain her body. In one hand she carries a sword, another a pair of scissors, and in the third a bloodied head.
In the West, dark and black have been associated with fear, suffering, death and evil. Our fear of the dark Goddess is a projection of that association. In the Hindu world view, however, the dark color is associated with the sacredness of the earth and its female nature. Kali’s symbolism, far from being foreboding, is filled with important imagery for those seeking greater awareness.
- Red – Kali often bears the color red because she is associated with the life force energy of our body, our blood, and to the fire of creativity.
- Garland of heads – The garland of severed heads or skulls represents the letters of the Sanskrit alphabet. They symbolize the repository of knowledge and wisdom that is available to us.
- Sword – The sword is the sword of wisdom with which she cuts the chains of our shadow beliefs that keep us cycling in the old stories.
- Severed head – Symbolizes freeing ourselves from the negative, degrading stories of our subconscious so we can embrace the universal consciousness of the Divine Mother and Father and our own divinity within.
- Waistband – The waistband of human arms symbolizes the necessity for performing good deeds, not out of co-dependency or wanting to feel self-important, but because caring for others and doing good deeds civilizes us, improves the condition of humanity, and opens our hearts to the flow of love.
Kali is that transformative energy of The Tower that can liberate us from the negative stories of our shadow selves. Drawing the Tower card signifies that we have an opportunity to confront our beliefs that no longer serve us so we can change our stories. It tells us we can face our shadow, that part of us that keeps us stuck in reactive and often unhelpful behaviors of jealousy, envy, greed, obsessiveness, anger, etc. When we face these inner demons, learn the stories behind them, and are willing to release them because they no longer fit into the life we want to lead, then we can step into a higher vibration where joy, satisfaction, fulfillment and wellbeing resides.
If you want to learn more about how the shadow impedes spiritual growth and how to heal your shadow and rebuild a healthier happier YOU, then you might be curious about my upcoming program Awakening to Spiritual Consciousness; a Sacred Intensive for Emerging Women.
on 10/11, 10/25, 11/8 and 11/22, 2016
Webinar dates: 5:30 to 7:30 pm
on 10/11, 10/25, 11/8 and 11/22, 2016
- Learn how the Divine Feminine has been paving the way for 5D Consciousness for over 5000 years.
- Receive guidance and tools for healing your shadow so you can live with more peace and joy.
- Discover how you can live with more love and compassion in your heart so that you can let go of the divisiveness of judgment and competitiveness.
- Gain tools for working on the inner planes to accelerate your personal and spiritual growth.
- Enhance your connection with your Higher Self and Guides for Divine Guidance.
- Find sisterhood with other women who are also on their spiritual journey.