I have about forty packs of oracle, tarot and guidance cards. Although I learned to use my intuition with playing cards first. At the time I thought it was a bit of fun. Now I know it was a baby step.
Today I had an opportunity to teach a few people how to open their intuition by using oracle cards. It took me right back to my own beginnings as someone who was sceptical but willing to explore. I got a book about reading ordinary playing cards. Then a friend bought me a pack of cards for my birthday. It didn’t take me long to get going. I was fascinated with the way the information always seemed to be accurate. I read about probability, influences through telepathy, beating the odds. All sorts of information that tried to establish if oracle and tarot cards could predict. Or be accurate. I talked with a lot of people. Quite a few of them couldn’t explain why the cards seemed to work. It was intriguing.
Behind all of this I kept using the cards. I bought more packs. Making sure I read the notes and did all sorts of things to ‘bond’ with the cards. I learned what the colours, symbols and pictures meant to me. For a while I tried sleeping with a card under my pillow. Then I put crystals in top of them to charge the cards up. I got special boxes to keep my packs in. Did I prefer oracle cards to tarot? Or where they all actually the same thing? Could I use them on my friends? Was the information always correct? And if not, why not? In a way I was carrying out my own form of scientific research as I dealt card after card. I began to notice that ideas about the meaning of the card spreads seemed to bounce into my mind.
After a while I could look at the cards and there was a complete message in my head. Clear and detailed. That’s when I recognised that my oracle and tarot cards seemed to be connecting me with a source of information outside of me.
Something else was happening. I had gone way beyond a lucky guess. There seemed to be someone, or lots of someone’s, helping me to uncover details that weren’t necessarily in the cards themselves. Because I had noticed this I started to ask before I even turned the cards over for information. I would write it down. Naturally when I turned the cards over I was excited when my words matched the cards. I could only conclude that I was getting extra help from Guides of some sort. As if they wanted me to notice them. And use their input with the oracle cards. That’s when I really began to wonder who was helping me. Although it took a bit more time before I decided to go off and learn how to connnect with them properly.
In the end, as I explained to the people today, I can use oracle and tarot cards as a daily boost. That means picking a card and letting it help me focus on something particular in my day. Or I can look at the meaning of that card, or cards, and give myself an intuitive message. Once again that’s about focusing on something in my life. Paying attention to things I might not notice. And letting myself be guided if I have a challenge to deal with. If I want to be more specific I can ask a question in my mind and get three, four or more cards. Those cards will suggest ways that I can deal with the question I’m asking.
Finally, if I want to ask my Guides to help me with whatever is coming up, I can take some random cards and let my mind wander around. The oracle will be the Energy Beings around me.
Because I can let my mind respond to the ideas they are putting there. Or the feelings the pictures on the cards create. Perhaps I will see certain colours. Even shapes that have a meaning to me. Or if there are words on the cards what that represents about what is around me. Best if all, I can use the oracle cards to give messages to others. A lot of people are concerned about Spirit messages. They worry they will get upset. Or that the people who come to speak will be ones they don’t know. Sometimes they have a religious objection to Spirit messages. Even a sense of fear because of what they have been told about tarot cards.
So being able to use one of my many packs of oracle, guidance or divination cards is really useful. It’s a different way of helping and guiding. It’s also a lot of fun. And it appeals to people who like to have visual information. It’s also a way of showing people an intuitive technique that they can use for themselves. I know that many people who have a card reading decide to buy their own pack. That’s really great. Because I have shown them how simple it is to master a card reading. And it means I have helped them to start opening up their own intuitive abilities. Since I am certain that everyone has intutive ability I would really like many more people to explore what they can do too.
If you are looking for a way to get some guidance think about oracle and tarot cards. When you are ready to connect with your inner senses invest in a pack. And when you want to find out if your Guides and the Spirit World are there use the card spreads to make contact. I hope you enjoy exploring!
Day 611 of my blogging
I was looking for a morning off. Headlining into Leeds with my daughter. Delighted to spend some time in Waterstones. A book store with a cafe. Perfect!
I love a chance to be surrounded by books. Probably my favourite treat. And if I can get a latte whilst I browse I feel like I’ve had the best treat. So today I seized the chance to have a trip out. A bit close to my holiday break but I’ve been working hard. I felt I deserved it, I thought. As I wandered through Leeds station I spotted some notebooks. Purple pens. I’m a bit of a sucker for stationery. New notebook tucked into my bag, plus purple pen, I set off to Waterstones. Not to use the notebook. But to do a few ‘tasks’ to clear my desk for my holiday. Because I can get a bit fraught if I feel I’ve left things undone.
As I settled in with my iPad to a little bit of work I felt really relaxed. I also pulled my Passion Planner out of my bag to check a diary date. That’s when it happened. I found myself reaching for my new notebook. And that pen. My arm felt heavy. My fingers seemed to have a mind of their own. Oh, I thought, someone is here. Then I set off writing at a speed that was hard to keep up with. Before I’d finished writing one thing the next one was in my head. My hand and the pen were struggling. Slow it down I insisted. The thoughts went a bit slower for about fifteen seconds. Then my hand was off in a hurry again.
In the middle of Waterstones the Spirit or Energy Being channeled a whole list of sayings for a set of oracle cards. Then started to download the meanings!
I was busy thinking ‘more work’. Trying to hold on to what had been said. All around me people were chatting, reading, shopping in Waterstones. It felt a bit surreal. It’s happened before but not usually with so much insistence. I wondered why the hurry. And if this was the way I would spend my train journey on Thursday. Writing up these notes. Getting them ready for production. Eventually the energy started to die back. I was laughing to myself. So much for a quiet morning. With no work so to speak.
I love inspired writing. Because when they drop into my head I know that I will always learn something. The inspirations they gave me will remind me of important things to think about. They can be shared much wider than me. I also loved that they had chosen Waterstones to contact me. About twenty feed from where I sat was the shelf where mind, body and spirit books were stacked. Along with some packs of oracle and tarot cards. A sort of ‘if you dare’ challenge. Asking me to think about my own book and oracle pack being on those shelves. If I dream big enough. Finally, I thought, shades of J K Rowling, lol!
Well done Waterstones. I had a wonderful morning doing what I love best. Sitting letting the Energy Beings communicate with me. All in all a great start to my holiday.
Day 596 of my blogging challenge
One of the things I get asked to do very often is to tell someone their future. Either by using Tarot cards or by communicating with Energy Beings. It’s one of the aspects of my work that people rarely understand.
Today the question of the future cropped up a lot. Of course I, as well as many other people, am curious about what is likely to happen to me in my life. There is a sense of reassurance in knowing that everything will be ok. I’m not sure I would feel that same sense of reassurance if any prediction was about challenges and hard times. It’s also exciting to think that all the wishes and dreams I have will manifest for me too. That’s why so many people try to use the Law of Attraction techniques. However, it’s never that simple. After all I’m human and I like to control the way things happen.
It seems to be a deep part of our nature to not only send out the wishes but to expect them to be delivered only in the way we want. Of course, life, the Universe and everything doesn’t necessarily accept that rule! Hence all the questions about the future. What makes predicting hard work is that at every moment my energy is a shifting thing. I may choose one option over another. I could reject all the options I’m being given. Or I could try to catch them all and end up with a future full of things I should have let pass me by. You see, I also like to hang on to my exsisting choices much longer than I should. Especially if I’m in the middle of the changes I’ve asked for but am confused about.
One thing is very certain. The future is always out there. So how do I let it manifest easily from the here and now?
Telling someone their future involves many variables. What is coming in on the energy is rarely as fixed as we would like to hear it is. I’ve learned to step out of questions about my future and focus on why I’m here. After all, why would I be here if there wasn’t something to experience? I can’t imagine any Spirit wanting to go through a whole load of ups and downs for no reason. It’s possible becoming human helps to relieve the boredom of being a Spirit. It could also be like taking a holiday. Or even be a game like a murder mystery being played out amongst friends. However I like to think that I’m here with a purpose that will help me and others. When I think of it that way I can get a hint of what my future could be.
I can look at the choices coming in front of me to check if they help me to help others. Knowing that I want to do things I am passionate about I can also check any choices to see if they draw me into interesting things. I can also pay attention to my intuition. Some experiences will feel like they are for me and some won’t. If I take each choice and check if it is taking me nearer or further from my life mission I am also showing the Universe what I want. Manifesting the future is about making positive steps towards those wishes or dreams. I’ve lost count of how often I’ve self-sabotaged my dream future by rejecting the next necessary step. Now I try to notice if my ego is making excuses, bringing up a feeling of fear or a lack of belief.
I can counter those thoughts and feelings by focusing on what I hope for instead. The future in in my hands. It’s all about what I choose to do.
One of the key things I have learned about manifesting my future, as opposed to reading it, is that I am in charge of my choices. That’s the bit I can control. The outcomes of my choices depend on many other energies, including the choices of the people who are in my life. But sticking with my purpose, knowing what I want to achieve with my life in the end, each choice will lead me to more choices. If I keep following the chain of choice my future will turn out to be all that I hoped it would. In the way that it is meant to be. With many surprising aspects that will turn out to fit perfectly with what I was trying to manifest from the Universal energy.
Of course I will still consult my cards or ask my Guides if they can give me a hint to what is coming in. I’m always curious, lol. But I also know that I can shape my future too. It’s all about my choices.
Day 327 of my blogging challenge.
One thing I really enjoy is meeting new people. I am lucky that my work takes me to lots of places where I can do that. It’s also great to meet people who want to know more about the same things that interest me.
Today I called in to see my friends Jan and Tom at Nont Sarah’s at Scammonden. Jan has a coffee shop that is open on a Sunday afternoon. My daughter and I took a little road trip to spend some time up on the moors, enjoying the view and the company. We love seeing what new crystals and products Jan has got on display. I also love that Jan and I get to talk ArchAngels and all things spiritual. It was lovely to discuss books we had been reading so we could compare notes. And because the shop is open you never know who you might meet.
As we all chatted another couple called into the coffee shop. They decided to have a cuppa and took look around. I love the way Jan has a set of Oracle cards out on one of her tables because this proved to be the starting point to a great conversation. We sat around discussing Tarot cards, Spirit presence, the paranormal and the 1969 moon landing. It turned out that one of the pair wanted to ask me some questions. He renovated buildings and had often felt like he wasn’t alone. I was able to explain that Spirit people often pop back in to a familiar place to see how it has changed. Of course that makes perfect sense. When I go past a house I used to live in I want to see what has happened to it since.
So we all chatted on. And on. Sometimes when you meet someone for the first time it can be a bit uncomfortable finding things to talk about. But if you can find a shared topic it can be so easy.
That’s what I really liked about today. The conversation included all of us. Every one listened with an open mind. So the discussions could go off in different directions quite naturally. It was also easy in the sense that we didn’t all agree. There were different views offered. And accepted. When you meet people who are willing to consider your point of view but feel confident to stay with their point of view too it makes for a great conversation. I enjoyed the debate that went back and forth so easily.
I’m not here to try to convert anyone. I much prefer to discuss and reach no overall conclusion than be pinned to only one view. How great to meet like minded people. I don’t mean people who all shared the same point of view. We clearly didn’t. What we did share for a lovely hour was each other’s company, ideas and thoughts. I’m certainly going to be taking another road trip or two up to Nont Sarah’s soon.
Day 315 of my blogging challenge.