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You are what you think…

You are what you think is a well known mantra.

You are what you think…

You are what you think is a well known mantra.  To helps prepare your mind and allow your spirit to blend with this truth, I have listed 5 points below that I hope will help you:

Forgive.

Let go of past hurts and mistakes. What has been said, or what has been done are all things of the past. They happened for a reason and we should learn from both the lessons and from those experiences. There is so much more ahead requiring our best efforts and energy. We cannot afford to carry the additional burden of past mistakes. Forgive yourself for your past mistakes, forgive others for theirs and move on. Feel the peace in your heart and be renewed.

Don’t look back look ahead.

Looking back and worrying about events or incidents that have occurred are of no  benefit to us. They cannot be altered and the mental energy used  on dwelling over them is wasted energy. It is better to conserve such energy for creating new images and new visions for a new future.

Break free of resentment.

Resentment stops progress. It is a mental resistance to something that has happened and over which we do not have any control. Resentment to an injustice, to having been treated unfairly, negatively and so on distracts us and weakens our spirit. Resolve to harness the energy and direct it towards a higher purpose.

Stop feelings of guilt.

One of the most powerful negative emotions.  Guilt leads to a poor self-image. To be rid of guilt or to reduce the damage it can cause, we can act on what we feel guilty about. If it is about being selfish, share more at the next opportunity. If it is about not being kind and caring, be more generous and concerned in the future. We need to do what it takes to cut off from the guilt. We cannot afford to dwell on guilt and let it drag us down.

Clear mental blocks.

There is nothing that we should hold onto or detach from if we want to free our spirit to grow and develop. Mental blocks obstruct our potential and stop the free flow of creative energy. Mental blocks take up valuable space which we need to free up and make available for creating the new wonderful images that we desire.

Whatever challenges life throws at us,  we can face those challenge and work at overcoming them. We have an unlimited and powerful spirit and also power of the mind, if we choose to work at developing and allowing  ourselves to use them.

You are what you think….

How long should I wait to get a reading with a Psychic Medium?

How long should I wait after someone has died to get a reading with a Psychic Medium?

How long should I wait after someone has died to get a reading with a Psychic Medium?

After a loved one passes, it is normal to want to speak with them right away. Death can leave you with a lonely feeling and a deep pain within your heart. As a psychic medium, I am in touch with souls every day. The most frequent question I am asked is, “My loved one just died. How long should I wait before connecting with a medium?”

The problem is, there is no definite answer on when a soul will come through. When you contact someone in Heaven, it is a request, not a command. It’s like calling someone here on Earth. How can you be sure they will pick up? I have done readings where souls have come through the same day, and there have been other times when it has taken up to one year for a loved one to come through with a message.

Some souls take a little extra time. I personally have always asked my clients to wait one year before a reading. Firstly, this is because when I do a reading, I am not after a person’s money. Instead, I want to make sure I can 100% get in touch with the soul that has passed on, and more importantly, so I give them the best reading possible. My main goal is that my clients walk away feeling hopeful and uplifted knowing their loved one is ok.

The main ways I communicate with the departed is by seeing and hearing them. I have noticed that when I speak to a soul that has recently departed, although I can connect with them, the conversation is not as clear as it normally would be. I almost always know when I am channelling someone who recently has passed because it sounds like talking on a cell phone that is breaking up. I will start to hear bits of information, like their name and how they had died, and then I will hear silence.

A few moments later, they may come through and start to tell me a message, after which there is more silence; the communication isn’t consistent. But then again, there have been those strange and sometimes awkward times when souls come through unusually early.

One time, I was holding an event in Maine, when my eye caught a guest seated in the third row. He had a young man in spirit standing right behind him, and he was telling me his name was Kenny; they were best friends. I pointed to the gentleman in the audience and asked him to stand up. I said to him, “Did you lose your best friend? He just told me his name is Kenny.” The man turned white. He said, “Oh my God! I just came from his funeral before coming here today. He was laid to rest this morning!”

It just goes to show one thing: different souls channel in different ways. It is based on their personality and what they were like here in this world. For example, if you have a loud, vivacious Italian grandmother who was a busybody, it is likely she will come through and talk my ear off! On the other hand, if you had a father who was quiet, reserved and kept to himself, it is not likely that he will come through as strong or with as many messages.

Normally, for spirits to come through loud and early, it is because there are urgent messages they need to deliver to their family ASAP. Think about it: for a soul to come through, their needs to be a message attached. They wouldn’t just come through and not say anything. What would be the point? They will, however, come through to bring their family comfort and closure or to assist them with any questions that have gone unanswered.

So, you might be thinking, why does it take a year sometimes for a loved one to come through?

The answer is simple. During that time, the departed goes through something called a “spirit life review.” This is a process of transition where the soul let’s go of all the negative anger, grudges and regrets that were once experienced here on Earth. Just as your illness gets left behind, so do the burdens. Think about it: if everyone brought all their anger with them, how could it be Heaven and a place of peace? Part of the process involves letting go of all the heaviness so the next chapter can be enjoyed in peace and without illness.

That is why your loved ones want to see you happy and enjoying life. They are not there to judge you; they are there to love and support you. When you first pass on, you do not enter Heaven alone. When you first make your way to Heaven, it is a big family reunion. Every friend you have ever made, every pet that has died and family member that you have loved are waiting to greet you in Heaven.

While your loved ones are being reunited and reconnected with loved ones and going through this life review, it may take them a bit to learn how to channel or reach you through a psychic medium. This does not mean they are not with you; it just means they are taking care of a few things first. It’s like when you move into a new apartment. You have to unpack the boxes before you can start having people over to enjoy their company.

Another reason why they may not come through right away is because their message would not help you at the moment or it would cause you more grief. Your loved ones want to see you happy and living life. If they feel that a message will cause you to dwell on their passing and not be able to move forward, they will wait to come through when you are in a better place. Deep grief can sometimes act as a wall, preventing you and your loved ones from connecting. When you start to take steps to heal, you begin to feel and connect with your loved ones more and more.

How long should I wait to get a reading with a Psychic Medium?

My advice is to wait a year. Not only will the message be stronger, but also you will be in a better place to hear the messages coming through. I personally feel it would be better to wait and get a good reading than to leave a session with unanswered questions or scratching your head trying to figure it out. If you can’t wait or if your intuition is telling you otherwise, try attending a group reading instead.

You may hear from that special someone, or you may hear from someone else in spirit who was near and dear to you. Even if you don’t make a direct connection, you will walk away feeling inspired after witnessing the many other messages from spirits, and when the time is right, your loved one will come through with a very special message for you.

Remaining Spiritual In a Three-Dimensional World

For many individuals, the spiritual quest is accompanied by the necessity of remaining grounded in a 3-dimensional reality.

Remaining Spiritual In a Three-Dimensional World

For many individuals, the spiritual quest is accompanied by the necessity of remaining grounded in a 3-dimensional reality.

Learning where to draw the line between being spiritual and dwelling on the negatives of our world is a complex issue. We have to address all sides of the equation and the beliefs and values they represent. Unfortunately, this brings about segregation in our society and creates an “us against them” attitude. Battle lines are drawn and sides are chosen. 3-dimensional illusions are played against spiritual ideals. You are either with us or against us. So how do we remain focused on our soul evolution and stay true to our spiritual goals?

The key lies within each individual.

Society has been segregated into comfort zone boxes. Neatly tucked within these boxes are individuals who play the 3-dimensional game with pride because they are comfortable with who they are. Their direction is focused and their path is clear. They know exactly where they’re going, “Thank you very much,” and don’t require outside assistance. However, they refuse to see the walls that limit their vision.

The illusionary walls that keep them safe and protected are the very walls that breed judgment and fear. Knocking down these walls takes an act of courage and acceptance. For once the walls come down, we are left standing naked before each other. Imperfections are shown. Fears are out in the open and anxiety levels are high. It is at this point, we need to recognize the soul, the divine God-Spark, that lies within us all, instead of relying on the physical, 3-dimensional illusions we see standing before us.

To recognize the God-Spark within another individual requires compassion and acceptance. Not just of the physical person we see standing before us, but the soul of the individual that resides inside the physical shell. It takes personal self confidence to see the true person in the individuals we encounter. When we are comfortable with our own self-worth, it’s easier to bring out the best in others. But the question of, “What if the person refuses to acknowledge their own shadow” looms. How do we handle individuals who refuse to accept they are less than perfect? First, it’s not our responsibility to determine what is perfect for them and their individual soul growth.

At some point, we have the right to withdrawal and leave them to their lessons. The key is to walk away with compassion, not anger. Understanding, not judgment and love, not fear. We have a tendency to become wrapped up in their emotional drama and define our role and the character we want to play based on the circumstances we find ourselves in. We have to understand we will not be able to control another individual or the decisions they make.

Our point of power lies in our emotional responses. We need to reprogram ourselves to detach and observe, not remain in the middle, controlling the outcome based on what we think is best. Releasing control and allowing another to grow on their own level shows maturity and personal growth. It’s letting go of ego based issues that define the walls of segregation.

When we release control and ego based issues, we will create distance with certain individuals. As painful as this may be for some, it’s a vital step in the process of defining who we are and better yet, who we are becoming. The goodbyes can be as emotional or controlled as we allow them to be. If we walk away with love, compassion and understanding, there is no reason to be emotionally overwhelmed. It’s when we become emotional, based on 3-dimensional illusions, that the departure becomes difficult.

The emotional reaction is what keeps us chained to the situation, not the individuals involved. Once we decide to take this step, the individual may create additional emotional dramas to hold you to the situation. At this point, we’ve reached a crossroads and only we can determine how much power we will give the situation.

It’s alright to walk away and leave them standing with a mirror in their hand, as long as it’s done with compassion and understanding in our hearts. Saying goodbye to the familiar may be a painful and scary experience, but if we remain grounded we will move past this transition with as little emotional drama as possible.

Understand that ending situations that are no longer necessary in our lives is vital to our individual growth. It’s part of what we came here to do. We are the writers, directors and casting agents of our life screenplay so we decide the starring roles, as well as the smaller, supporting ones. Emotional outbursts do not occur in our lives without our approval and once we recognize this, we can accept responsibility for healing ourselves.

Healing must begin on individual levels and expand from there. When we heal our own personal issues, we have more to offer the individuals we come into contact with. Healing ourselves as individuals leads to the healing of humanity.

In order to heal ourselves, we must look deep within our own hearts and confront the shadows that lie there. What are we so afraid of? When we take a good long look in the mirror, we will see aspects of ourselves that need attention.

At this point, we encounter a crossroads, for we either accept, acknowledge and heal those shadows or we push them aside once again. When we push them aside, we are not accepting responsibility for our actions. Every aspect of our personality has been set in place by the circumstances we’ve encountered and more importantly, our emotional responses to them. Once we move past the emotional drama and into the heart of the matter, we will find we are exactly where we chose to be.

Accepting this takes courage and maturity. It’s easier to blame someone else for our own shortcomings because this takes the responsibility off us. Personal healing takes place within our own hearts first and it’s a long, lonely journey. Other individuals may try to assist, but it all comes down to our own ability to see ourselves as we truly are and heal from there. Soul searching is a personal issue that everyone must confront eventually and it will be as gentle or intense as we want it to be.

The more we fight the process, the more painful our search within will be. We have to be able to look at ourselves honestly and realize it’s alright to dislike the actions of the person we see in the mirror. We have been programmed to view our faults as negative things. We have to be perfect and our world has to be flawless.

We are taught not to dwell on the shadow aspects of our personalities, because that is labelled as negative self-talk and damages our self-esteem. But what if we changed our opinion of this? What if we view our shadows as a missing part of the whole? A piece of the puzzle that is required. An aspect of our own self-created world that requires healing.

Once our opinion is altered, we realize that healing the dark shadows is the key. Negative self-talk does not have to play a role, for we can accept responsibility and nurture the areas that require healing. Our self-esteem will not suffer when our shadows are approached with love and compassion.

Soul searching and shadow work are vital in today’s world. We are incarnated on this planet, at this time, for many reasons. Each individual purpose is personal and unique but still effects the whole. We bring our own individual gifts to humanity for experimentation and each is a piece of the puzzle that needs to be placed for the whole picture to become complete. We can no longer view ourselves as separate from one another. While there are different levels of soul evolution, we are all a part of the one God-Spark and each individual needs to play the role assigned to them.

On a physical, 3-dimensional level, we appear to be separate from certain energy groups, however, when viewed from a detached, higher level, we see the oneness of all. Walking away and allowing certain energy groups to fulfil their soul contract is part of the process. It becomes an individual attachment when we hold resentment and anger toward a situation. In order for positive change to occur in our world, we need to allow certain dramas to unfold.

Our power lies in releasing the drama that is not part of our plan. We must allow the soul’s that have come here to learn from certain experiences, the opportunity to grow and extend themselves in a positive way.

Part of learning to extend ourselves in a positive manner is paying attention to our thoughts. Our thoughts are energy that extend to others around us. It is then expanded through them to the individuals in their circle. Long after we have forgotten about a particular thought, it is still alive and well, circulating through others and effecting them on a subconscious level. Eventually, this energy is returned to us.

By paying attention to the thoughts we send out, we start to recognize why we have the experiences we do. For example, if we live our lives in victim mode, we will continually feel like a victim. If we see chaos in everything around us, we invite more chaos. If we continually pass judgment on others, eventually we find ourselves in a situation where we are being judged. We receive what we send out and it’s important that we live our lives according to what we truly want and that we treat others the way we truly want to be treated. By living positively in every moment, we project the energy necessary to move us toward a positive outcome.

One way to project positive change in our lives is to become the change we want to see. If we view a shadow part of ourselves in another individual and accept it as our own, we then have the power to move forward. By changing our own attitude, we become the change we want to see in others. This brings more positive change into our lives and instead of judging, we project the change from ourselves. This extends to the other individual, who absorbs it on a subconscious level. So when we set an example of positive projection, the ripple effect will eventually return it to us, bringing the people and situations we need into our lives.

We all recognize the old saying, “Be careful what you wish for.” This is true on a conscious level as well as a subconscious one. Our subconscious carries years of programming we may not be aware of and it’s in our own judgments and fears, as well as our positive traits, that bring about our wishes. But we don’t recognize them as “wishes” when they feel negative. We don’t accept responsibility when something bad occurs in our lives because we can not fathom the idea of inviting our own chaos.

By accepting responsibility for our thoughts and actions, on conscious and subconscious levels, we recognize how our programming dictates what we do. The trick is fully moving it to the conscious level where we have the power to control how it’s projected. Once we control the projection of our individual energy, we understand how we are lead to what we wish for. This is where we become the creators of our destiny. It is in this moment, we see what changes we need to make in ourselves. It all begins with the individual and the examples we set.

So, we have overcome our subconscious programming and are on our way to bringing positive changes into our lives. We have more self-confidence and this leads to conscious choices that move us in the direction we want to go. We are now free thinkers with the ability to set positive examples that keep us grounded in our physical reality and we no longer rely on past programming to pull us back to the places we have outgrown.

We must fight the urge to allow old habits and patterns to re-emerge. Being a free thinker moves us into a level of reality where anything is possible. We are no longer bound by repressive thoughts and feelings of inadequacy. Building our self-worth brings changes on numerous levels and we discover our true mission. Our reason for existence. The purpose of our soul’s growth is to evolve and co-create a reality where all are one.

Religious beliefs that repress and project fear and judgment only add to the issues of segregation in our world. Spirituality should be viewed as a puzzle. A puzzle whose pieces are made up of every individual, regardless of colour, size, belief system or status. When we allow judgments to alienate individuals, we accept and allow the process to continue.

The situations we find ourselves in are of our own making and until we accept responsibility for our actions, we will continue to be segregated from the individuals who carry the same spark of life as we do. It’s time to look past the physical appearances and accept the soul that is housed within the shell.

The changes taking place in our 3-dimensional world sometimes make it difficult to remain spiritual and grounded. We live in a time of forced soul searching and shadow work and it’s our responsibility to co-create the future of our world. Knocking down the walls that keep humanity segregated is an important process. Accepting others on a soul level and allowing them to complete their lessons, will eventually bring all individuals together as a whole.

Recognizing the soul within helps us maintain focus and reminds us of the individual mission of each soul. It keeps our connection to the spirit in healthy balance and our soul on it’s evolutionary path.

Everyday, our world moves closer to the perfection we seek, but we must allow the process to complete itself. When we remain spiritually balanced, we see the process for what it is. We recognize where changes need to take place and we make decisions that support that goal. Humanity is awakening from it’s slumber and learning from the lessons of the past. We are beginning to see the connection between the conscious and subconscious mind and how they create our world. It begins with each soul and expands from there. Casting light that will change our world…one individual at a time.

© Copyright 2003 Angel Shadow™ All rights reserved.

Angel Shadow has been writing for over ten years and many of her personal growth articles and stories can be found on various online newsletters and websites. Her writing consists of short stories, personal growth articles, poetry, and screenplays. For more information, visit her WordPress blog. https://angelshadowauthor.webs.com/

Spiritual Tarot & Guidance ~ November 2020

Spiritual Tarot & Guidance ~ For the month of November 2020. The Tarot cards for the month of November 2020 are: The 8 of Pentacles, The 6 of Swords, The Queen of Wands and The Ace of Swords.

Spiritual Tarot & Guidance ~ For the month of November 2020

The Tarot cards for the month of November 2020 are: The 8 of Pentacles, The 6 of Swords, The Queen of Wands and The Ace of Swords.

Hello everyone and once again I hope this reading finds you safe and well. I don’t normally publish a monthly reading as I publish the weekly ones. However today I felt inspired to do a reading for the month ahead. The reading is a general reading as are the weekly ones and is to bring through guidance and an idea of the overall energy for the month of November.

My readings as you are aware are spiritually based, channelled messages from spirit. I use the cards to help form my link with spirit world and it is their interpretation, message & guidance that I pass to you.

I am aware that the messages and words of guidance that have come through from spirit over the past months appear very much the same. I believe that this is due to the fact that all of us, the whole world are basically going through the same major upheaval at the moment. I believe that this is where the focus of the spirit world appears to be right now. I think you will see what I mean as the reading unfolds.

The first card chosen by spirit for the month of November was the 8 of Pentacles and signifies the Apprentice hard at work mastering his new skills and…..

Well isn’t/hasn’t this been spirits message and guidance over the past months and weeks? That we ALL should see ourselves as apprentices? That we need to find new ways and means to live our lives and possibly new skills too.

Just like the 8 of Swords there is a need for us to get used to repeating the same repetitive tasks that we are being called to follow within the current life restrictions that we face. Follow the instructions carefully to ensure we get the right results, master new ways of thinking, and stay focused so that we get the correct results and can become the master of our own lives once again.

Our next card is the 6 of swords and again the message here from spirit is the need for us to leave the old life that we knew and were so used to, so that we can move forward and face the new challenges and changes that lie ahead. To release any unnecessary baggage, thoughts and feelings that no longer serve us. If you look at the picture you can see that they have collected the positives from their lives (6 swords) and are taking them with them.They are leaving behind anything they no longer need, and are now leaving the choppy waters of their life and heading for new calmer ones.

To support the first two cards chosen with the guidance of spirit we now have the Queen of Wands. Through the queen the spirit world are trying to help us find the confidence and the courage we need to face the tasks ahead, the determination we need to see them through and complete them successfully.

The last card drawn is the Ace of Swords. I was inspired to pull one last card after asking spirit what the overall energy for the month was going to be like. Spirits message with this card is that if we are prepared to take on our roles of the apprentice. If we are willing to accept the tasks ahead, and find the courage and confidence to accept those changes and challenges, and do so with open minds, this will then bring us the mental clarity, the new ideas and thoughts that will ultimately lead to the breakthroughs and success that we all desire.

I hope that you can take the support and guidance that with the help of the spirit world this reading offers. It is a general reading and is intended to reach out to everyone. As I said in the opening paragraphs that the advice and guidance coming through from spirit appears to be repetitive, and the different cards appear to be bringing through the same message.

I have asked the spirit world on your behalf why this is appears so, and their reply was…

All of you, the whole world are facing the same hardship, suffering, restrictions of freedom, problems and sadly loss of life during the current pandemic that you face. It raises so many issues for each of you as individuals, but the major problem you face is one of the same. We are aware of this, and we in spirit also feel and understand the fear, worry, loss, burden and concern shared by you all. However there are always those who do not always see things through the same eyes or think as one mind.

A problem is still a problem to be resolved no matter what your individual thoughts may be, and a collective consciousness is always more powerful than an individuals thought. It is for this reason that we in spirit are sometimes therefore both insistent and persistent in our message.

I hope this answers the question for you and if there are aspects of todays message and guidance that you can take personally and apply to your life on an individual basis then please do so. The Spirit World never waste time or energy when bringing through their love, support and guidance.

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

Card Deck used for this weeks reading The Original Rider Waite Tarot

A Meditation Technique to Help You Unwind

A Meditation Technique to Help You Unwind - Unless you're an extremely laid-back individual, you probably could use a good meditation technique. The vast majority of people spend their lives wound tighter than a three-dollar watch.

A Meditation Technique to Help You Unwind

Unless you’re an extremely laid-back individual, you probably could use a good meditation technique. The vast majority of people spend their lives wound tighter than a three-dollar watch. Unfortunately, that type of stress is not only unhealthy physically; it also blocks any creativity; puts stress on relationships and makes your life miserable.

There are several different types of meditation techniques to relax both your mind and your body, and they all involve emptying your mind and thinking about nothing. That’s pretty difficult to do. It’s much like telling someone not to think of a pink elephant. The first thing that comes into their mind’s eye is a pink elephant.

Before you begin any technique, get into comfortable clothing and a comfortable chair that supports your back. Turn down the ring volume on the phone so you have no distractions. If you have children, request they give you 25 minutes of alone time or have a spouse take them to another part of the house.

You need to have a table in front of you. Put a candle in a holder on the table. Make certain that you have a heat and flame resistant plate under the candle. Light the candle and if you’d like, turn out the other lights. That’s not necessary but it does remove distractions. There’s no need to sit in cross-legged position. Frankly, for most people that is a bit uncomfortable. Sit with your feet flat on the ground, side by side. Lay your hands comfortably in your lap.

Stare into the flame of the candle and only focus on the flame. As you do this, slowly breathe in through your nostrils, hold it a few minutes and exhale through your mouth. Do not think of anything but the flickering light of the candle. Watch it as it dances and moves. Inhale slowly and exhale slowly. Allow your body to relax with each exhaling breath. Feel your body relaxing as you watch the dancing light of the candle.

Since you’re simply placing your focus on the candle, not making any judgments as to how it should move, whether you’re breathing properly or if you’re relaxed enough, you’ll find that you’ll begin to feel more refreshed. If you wish, you may close your eyes. If you’ve watched the candle intently enough, you’ll be able to see it dancing even with your eyes closed. After ten minutes, you can either continue or end your meditation. This meditation technique is quick to learn and helps you empty your mind and wind down.

Other meditation techniques use deep breathing and focus on each breath. Unfortunately, many of these require that you learn specific breathing techniques and often take a bit of time to conquer. Watching a lighted candle brings immediate focus and its movement helps your mind and body relax. You owe it to your health and those that love you to learn a meditation technique to use each day. You’ll find your attitude improves, but also you’ll reap healthy benefits.

Copyright Aaron Aberson.

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