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Spiritual Tarot & Guidance ~ Don’t give up!

Spiritual Tarot & Guidance 25th ~ 31st January 2021. The cards for this week are: Financial & Material Changes, Universe, Triumph, Ancestors, Hope and Serenity.

Spiritual Tarot & Guidance 1st ~ 7th February 2021

The cards for this week are: Financial & Material Changes, Universe, Triumph, Ancestors, Hope and Serenity

Hello everyone as always I hope this weeks reading finds you safe and well!

I feel that there is a very strong message coming through as the theme to this weeks Spiritual Tarot & Guidance reading and that is Don’t Give up! The energy that comes with it is one of Hope & Support for all of us.

The Spirit & Angelic realms are always with us. They both know and understand our daily struggles, they have experienced themselves all that we have either gone through or are going through in some way, some of them have experienced all the lessons we are here to learn and probably even more that we can know or imagine. Some of the souls that visit us and guide us have probably spent many lifetimes on this earth. This I feel is the message behind the first two cards we have been given this week. The Ancestors card with it’s sub-heading of Generations and also the card of Financial & Material Changes.

When we turn our thoughts or prayers towards the spirit and angelic realms, whether it is in remembrance or for support and guidance, we often limit those thoughts and requests to those of Immediate family mom, dad, nan, grandad, etc. often forgetting that our bloodline, our lineage goes back centuries or more. Those relatives often some we may never have known or know of are still there for us sending and giving us their love, help and support

Through the card of Financial and Material changes the Spirit and Angelic realms are reminding us that they are very aware of how life has changed for all of us over the past months. The card itself represents Changes, Loss and Challenges. A very important message comes through from them with this card and that is everything changes for a reason, that we must not believe as some may, that any of what we are experiencing, is in any way a form of punishment. What we need to do is to find and understand the lessons within those changes and experiences. What could we have done?, What Can we do? to avoid having to repeat those lessons again

I feel the strongest message coming through in this weeks Spiritual Tarot & Guidance reading is Don’t Give Up! To help guide, support and encourage us to keep going and moving forward along our path the Spirit and Angelic realms gave us the card of Triumph.

In last weeks message they reminded us that although most of the world is in some form lockdown, we do not need to put ourselves as individuals into lockdown. Our personal and spiritual growth does not stop, we are continually growing, evolving and learning. I’m reminded of a caption I saw on television recently that said “The future is not cancelled” and now the spirit and angelic realms through the card of Triumph are giving us the very same message!

That we should still continue to set our dreams and goals for the future, develop new ideas and tap into our inner guidance and intuition to help us to do so. We are being asked not to allow the current situations in which we find ourselves to pull us off our pathway, to use self control and self-discipline in all our endeavours. The spirit and Angelic realms remind us again that we are never alone, they are always just a thought away if we are willing to listen.

To support this message they gave us the card of The Universe. This card represents Completion, Triumph, Peace, Liberation and Fulfilment. The message I feel from the Spirit & Angelic realms again here is Don’t Give Up! They are reminding us that we have already come so far, that we have achieved so much and should be proud of our achievements and the lessons we have learned from them. We are reminded by this card that we are all connected to each other and to everything in the cosmos. The energy that makes up the stars is the same energy that courses throughout the universe and that energy courses throughout each and every one of us.

The final two cards for this weeks Spiritual Tarot and Guidance reading jumped out of the pack together and I never ignore cards that do this. They are Serenity and Hope and I feel compliment the messages from the Spirit and Angelic Realms perfectly for this week. The cards messages I feel are a clear message from spirit and need no explanation or words from me.

Serenity ~ The most important relationship you can have is with yourself. This is a time to honour. nurture and love yourself more by seeking out and removing any negative feelings and emotions that are left over from yesterday. Don’t let past issues and resentments interfere with your serenity today!

Hope ~ Your loved ones in the Spirit World know when to reach out if they see you’re at a low point. Whether you’re caught up in a difficult situation or struggling with someone specific in you life, there is always hope.

I hope that this weeks Spiritual Tarot & Guidance reading has helped and given you support in some way. The messages from the Spiritual & Angelic realms are always bought to you on an energy of love, compassion and understanding.

I will say it again as I always do, take some time out for yourself, It is allowed !”

Until next time…. please take care and stay safe.

Steve Robinson

The Tarot & Oracle cards used for this weeks Spiritual Tarot & Guidance reading are:

Earth Magic – Steven D. Farmer

The Psychic Tarot – John Holland

The Spirit Messages Oracle Deck – John Holland

The Essence of Spirituality

Spirituality, we can say, is the ability to cultivate one part of the man's nature; his spirit, through meditation, through internalization, by meeting with himself. This experience somehow implies a certain detachment from the dimension of the material and body.

The Essence of Spirituality

Spirituality, we can say, is the ability to cultivate one part of the man’s nature; his spirit, through meditation, through internalization, by meeting with himself. This experience somehow implies a certain detachment from the dimension of the material and body.

The human being in its depth has the ability to grasp what lies beyond appearances, beyond what is seen and listened, the thought, the feeling. He apprehends the other side of things. They are not just things. They could represent symbols and metaphors of another reality beyond that, a sign from what they were, what they remind, an underlying meaning.

Human beings can perceive values and meanings, not just facts and events. What really matters is not the things that happen to us, but what they mean for our lives and the experiences they provide us. Things then start to have another meaning: remind us of what we have experienced and feed our inner selves. It is not without reason that some people surround themselves with objects that bring to them good memories.

Those objects are no longer objects. They are stories, they speak, remember, they are meaningful to the heart. Perceiving things in this way, the depth of the world, of others and his own depth is spirituality. Spirituality is the moment of consciousness by which we grasp the meaning and value of things.

Furthermore, it is that state of consciousness through which we see the whole and ourselves as part and parcel of that whole. The uniqueness of human beings is to experience their own depth. Listening to themselves, they realize that it is from their heart, that feelings like compassion, love, the identification with others as one, emerge. They realize a divine presence that is always with us, always inside us.

Accept this energy belongs to our experience of life, hear it, and integrate it into your lives. It is spirituality in its basic essence. This energy is present in every person and in all stages of life. The depth represents to us the human spirit, feeling it, is what we call spirituality.

This experience has an effect of irradiation of serenity, of deep peace and fearlessness. We can feel loved, accepted and we realize that we are never alone. Spirituality is a way of life, a basic attitude to be lived at all times and under all circumstances. Even within the daily dealings of home, work, even when driving a car, or talking to our friends, or living in intimacy with the loved ones.

The person that accepts their own spiritual depth in his everyday life can have more peace, will radiates vitality and enthusiasm, because they know that they carry within themselves something bigger. They belong to something wider, as spiritual awareness is within their presence.

This spirituality, in modern life is sometimes so forgotten, though is necessary condition for an integrated and simple life. It can be even a way to understand the cause of our fears and complexes, like those that are more difficult to be understood by many; the transition is one of them.

For a spiritual person transition is a natural process of life, it not a beginning nor end, but transformation of spiritual heart, the next step.

Tolga Savas – About the Author:

Tolga maintains a spiritual website at kumalak.com.au, online psychic shares his passion on psychic readings, psychic chat online, dream analysis and kumalak readings. Kumalak the Mirror of Destiny – One Good Turn Deserves Another.

The Serenity Prayer Song (Official Music Video)

For more information on this song, please visit : http://serenityprayerproject.com/

God grant me the serenity

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time; enjoying one moment at a time; 
accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; 
taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; 

Trusting that he will make all things right if I surrender to His Will; 
that I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with Him forever in the next. 
Amen.

Recovering our True Self:

Recovering our True Self: The Journey Out of Our Negative States. Down through the centuries, spiritual teachers of all traditions have differentiated between our mundane, invented personality so filled with stress, and our true identity characterised by serenity, constancy, and wisdom.

Recovering our True Self: The Journey Out of Our Negative States

Down through the centuries, spiritual teachers of all traditions have differentiated between our mundane, invented personality so filled with stress, and our true identity characterised by serenity, constancy, and wisdom. They urge us to discover our inner depths and that vaster Self which enables right action in the world.

Everyone of us is meant to live with joy and compassionate outreach to the people around us. We are designed to be masters of our selves, capable of overcoming all the difficulties of life. This is our birthright, but in order to experience it, we must recognise how far we are from living in this manner, why this is so, and what efforts we must make to live in such a way. This new awareness and these efforts are the process that leads us out of our negative emotional habits in order to enter into the depths of our spiritual nature.

To recover from our ingrained habits and our subconscious imitations of parents and peers is truly spiritual warfare.  It is the narrow way that few want to travel as it requires going against the grain of our own behaviour. It is making the hard choices rather than taking the easy way as we always have. 

This process takes place in the trenches of our most ordinary interactions with the world. Authentic spiritual development takes place in that moment of irritation, that moment of unkindness, that moment of selfishness that we encounter the heat of the battle.  This inner battle determines who we are and how we live this life during our brief journey through time.

Here then are some specific methods for recovering from those toxic habits:

The first and most fundamental effort is the objective study of ourselves. Why? Because nothing real can take place until we know what we are dealing with. We cannot take for granted that we know how or why we function the way we do. If you want to operate a computer, you have to learn the software. Human beings are complex software indeed and are rarely user friendly. So tryobserving yourself from a completely neutral standpoint.

Do not judge what you see. Just see it. Observe your reactions, your attitudes, your moods and the many aspects of yourself that take charge from moment to moment. If you do this with sincerity and courage, not justifying every action and passing thought, you will begin to see yourself more objectively and initiate the awareness of the Observing Self who will be the key to your recovery.

This simple effort begins the process of creating a space within you that is not completely hypnotized by external events. Though you still react to external circumstances through ingrained habit, there is now this sliver of your Self that is not pulled out of you. A new space of inner freedom is being created along with a new sense of a deeper identity than the surface personality.

Another critical aspect of this observation is the study of our negative states. You will be amazed at how much of our time is spent under the dominance of these dark moods and thoughts. You will catch yourself grumbling about other people, feeling dejected over this or that event, complaining about the weather, resenting something somebody said. Nothing healthy can grow under the constant downpour of this acid rain within you.

Eventually, you will discover that you can free yourself from such unpleasant behaviour and states of mind. Step one is to turn off the leaking faucet: stop expressing negative emotions.

This effort is the beginning of separating yourself from them. You don’t have to accept living in those dark states. You are not them. They are bad habits acquired over a lifetime. If you want healing and joy in your life, you must stop the momentum of negativity.

One of the important things to observe about negative states is how much energy they take away from us. If you are aware of yourself before and after a moment of rage, you will see very clearly how much energy has been lost in that brief moment. We only have so much energy available to us each day, and we can use it to be healed and renewed, or we can squander it thoughtlessly.

So notice your thoughts before they plant themselves in your feelings and eventually manifest in your actions. Anger at a colleague or spouse can be caught before it has caused internal and external damage. In that more rational, detached place before the feeling has caught you by the throat, you can notice why you are angry.

What is it in you that is reacting that way? What is it in your colleague that has caused his or her behaviour which is so disturbing? Anger can then turn into compassion, or at least into a new insight about yourself or another.

After self-observation and separation from negative states comes the next all-important practice: becoming present to the moment. Experience the moment as it is, for what it is. Becoming present grounds you in reality here and now and takes you out of the tempests of imagination and inner talking that fill the mind with so much noise.

Become present not only to your surroundings, but to your body. Relax the tensions that you haven’t even noticed before: In the shoulders, in the jaws, in the stomach. Begin to experience the revitalising peace of being alive in this moment.

Those of you familiar with meditation know how helpful it is to regulate one’s breathing in order to centre oneself. Just breathing in and out slowly to ease the inner tensions is a powerful tool for nourishing your spirit in the moment. Learn to sit quietly for awhile. This is no luxury or idle behaviour.

We are so wracked with stress and worry that we cannot recover enough to get back in touch with ourselves until we are released from the grip of our anxieties. We rob ourselves of the very joy of living when we let ourselves fall into endless worry and nervous tension. Take time to let go of all that.

This daily effort teaches us to stop or at least to step back from the constant flow of thoughts that creates reality for us. This means that most of our worrying and anxious considerations fall by the wayside and we are able to rise above the clouds of our immediate concerns to the larger picture of our existence as a whole. Sometimes, however, the flood of thoughts refuses to slow no matter what we do.

Our nerves are so frayed that we cannot achieve the simple peace of looking out the window and enjoying the view without anything coming to mind. That’s when you might employ the stop exercise. In the midst of a thought or daydream, tell yourself to stop and abruptly cut short what is going on in your mind. Then relax your body and look around you, just seeing what is there. Take a vacation from the inner turmoil.

So our daily practice for recovering from a life polluted with negative emotional habits includes: objective observation of our selves, separation from negative states, quieting the mind, and becoming present to the moment. You will notice how these practices begin to take us out of our usual nervous tension and keep us from mindlessly responding to everything around us by turning a portion of our attention inward and by expanding our perspective in the moment.  We then become more than our self-centered, habitual mass of reactions.

If you apply these techniques regularly, you will soon find yourself living more frequently in that space of peace, of centeredness, of recovery from being victims of automatic reactions. Then you will find that you become capable of a serenity and acceptance of what is, of a surrender of selfishness that empowers you to help others as well as yourself.

Such a journey of emotional and psychological recovery offers us a new spiritual empowerment which enables us to accept life as it comes, even with all its complications and the capacity to act rightly in any given situation. This developing inner power creates a free human being who is no longer entangled in his or her selfishness and constant stream of fears and desires. Such a person can journey through life in peace, with wisdom and compassion. Such a person makes the world a better place.

About the Author

Ted Nottingham

Ted Nottingham is the author and translator of a dozen books, the producer of numerous televised programs, and the pastor of Northwood Christian Church in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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