Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Hypnosis is for the Weak Minded?

I am often asked if a strong willed person can be hypnotized. The answer is usually, "Of course! It takes a strong will and mind, to recognize ones weaknesses and then choose to do something about them." Many people just sit with their traumatic experiences or lack of development in specific areas because it is easier to blame society, parents or that trauma, for disappointing life experiences.

When you want change you will create it. Sometimes this takes years even with a therapist, and other times you can't really identify what the problem is. Hypnosis is using your mind, to delve deeper into your life experiences and tendencies to remove obstacles, change behaviours and create a positive expectation where there wasn't one before. Having live sessions with a consultation or working through a program that takes you from messy to balanced can bring change within months. The beauty being,where this could otherwise prove painful, as well as time consuming, it is a peaceful and enlightening experience. Enlightenment is understanding, it doesn't matter how much you know about an experience, in fact knowing doesn't necessarily change anything. What does matter is understanding that experience, this could be understanding that it wasn't you, but another persons issues that visited you. Even a bad choice of where you might be, or a response that evoked an attack in some way, doesn't make another persons behaviour toward you, your fault.

If you have had poor role models, you are more likely to engage in poor behaviours that mirror or reflect those teachings. As an adult only you are responsible for them. In the book 'Wishful Drinking and Shockaholic' Carrie Fisher, thanks her mother for turning her into an overweight mess, and then sorting herself out to leave Carrie with an inherited problem that she in turn has to learn to deal with. A woman with distinctly unhappy experiences she never really got a handle on them, mainly because to the very end of her life (60yrs), with all her money and therapy, she never resolved them within herself. Cognitive therapy does have value, but can easily turn a model of what should be healing into a life long focus on what ails us. It hands over the responsibility for healing issues to a therapist who cannot (due to training) say, "Hey you know what? You can do something about this if you stop doing what you are doing."

It takes a strong minded individual to accept that while they may not have created their issues, they certainly did go on to create their inner demons and then to find a way to not only come to terms with that, but to put everything in its place and put themselves back together. 

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Karma is a complex organization of life, living and consequence.

What is Karma? Karma is the Sanskrit word for action. It is equivalent to Newton’s law of ‘every action must have a reaction’. When we think, speak or act we initiate a force that will react accordingly. This returning force maybe modified, changed or suspended, but most people will not be able eradicate it.

This law of cause and effect is not punishment, but is wholly for the sake of education or learning.

A person may not escape the consequences of his actions, but he will suffer only if he himself has made the conditions ripe for his suffering. Ignorance of the law is no excuse whether the laws are man-made or universal. To stop being afraid and to start being empowered in the worlds of karma and reincarnation, here is what you need to know about karmic laws.

1. THE GREAT LAW
– “As you sow, so shall you reap”. This is also known as the “Law of Cause and Effect”.
– Whatever we put out in the Universe is what comes back to us.
– If what we want is Happiness, Peace, Love, Friendship… Then we should BE Happy, Peaceful, Loving and a True Friend.

2. THE LAW OF CREATION
– Life doesn’t just HAPPEN, it requires our participation.
– We are one with the Universe, both inside and out.
– Whatever surrounds us gives us clues to our inner state.
– BE yourself, and surround yourself with what you want to have present in your Life.

3. THE LAW OF HUMILITY
– What you refuse to accept, will continue for you.
– If what we see is an enemy, or someone with a character trait that we find to be negative, then we ourselves are not focused on a higher level of existence.

4. THE LAW OF GROWTH
– “Wherever you go, there you are”.
– For us to GROW in Spirit, it is we who must change – and not the people, places or things around us.
– The only given we have in our lives is OURSELVES and that is the only factor we have control over.
– When we change who and what we are within our heart our life follows suit and changes too.

5. THE LAW OF RESPONSIBILITY
– Whenever there is something wrong in my life, there is something wrong in me.
– We mirror what surrounds us – and what surrounds us mirrors us; this is a Universal Truth.
– We must take responsibility what is in our life.

6.THE LAW OF CONNECTION
– Even if something we do seems inconsequential, it is very important that it gets done as everything in the Universe is connected.
– Each step leads to the next step, and so forth and so on.
– Someone must do the initial work to get a job done.
– Neither the first step nor the last are of greater significance,
– As they were both needed to accomplish the task.
– Past-Present-Future they are all connected…

7. THE LAW OF FOCUS
– You can not think of two things at the same time.
– When our focus is on Spiritual Values, it is impossible for us to have lower thoughts such as greed or anger.

8. THE LAW OF GIVING AND HOSPITALITY
– If you believe something to be true,then sometime in your life you will be called upon to demonstrate that particular truth.
– Here is where we put what we CLAIM that we have learned, into practice.

9. PRACTICE. THE LAW OF HERE AND NOW
– Looking backward to examine what was, prevents us from being totally in the HERE AND NOW.
– Old thoughts, old patterns of behavior, old dreams…
– Prevent us from having new ones.

10. THE LAW OF CHANGE
– History repeats itself until we learn the lessons that we need to change our path.

11. THE LAW OF PATIENCE AND REWARD
– All Rewards require initial toil.
– Rewards of lasting value require patient and persistent toil.
– True joy follows doing what we’re suppose to be doing, and waiting for the reward to come in on its own time.

12. THE LAW OF SIGNIFICANCE AND INSPIRATION
– You get back from something whatever YOU have put into it.
– The true value of something is a direct result of the energy and intent that is put into it.
– Every personal contribution is also a contribution to the Whole.
– Lack luster contributions have no impact on the Whole, nor do they work to diminish it.
– Loving contributions bring life to, and inspire, the Whole.


Thursday, November 23, 2017

Ghost Cards in the Tarot

Having already explained Echo cards in tarot layouts here, I thought it was a good time to talk about Ghost cards, so what exactly are these cards. These are cards that hold a shadow of meaning in nearly every reading but are not the same or even a single card. Ghost cards set the tone of a reading, they become apparent when a number of layouts seem to carry the same theme. Interpreting the cards can still hold accuracy for the question asked, but within this a theme keeps coming up which is related to card content rather than meaning.

For example if you notice in a single layout that there are a number of cards with stars, mountains, archways or clouds, these hold significance (check out Learn Tarot for card symbolism, please note that symbols are not tarot specific and references are often found in oracle cards also), for that reading and are often ignored by readers. In a single layout they will show underlying issues or present a behaviour, belief or aspect of your life that needs redirecting.


When ghost cards present themselves over a number of readings or layouts, they have an even greater significance. These cards offer a rich and specific addition by revealing the hidden aspects that are driving situations in an ongoing fashion, the issues may change but the driving force behind them doesn't necessarily. In that respect, ghost cards can be seen as soul cards, they target those parts of your character, personality or understanding, that need to be evolved to change your experience in day to day life. This is particularly valuable where you find life recycling challenging patterns and/or you feel you just keep making the same mistakes and don't understand why. Ghost cards are not individual like Echo cards but a number of cards over a series of layouts. It is likely you will find cards with clouds, for example, in most readings, but when you notice a number of cloud cards in a layout or repeatedly showing up over a number of readings, you are seeing Ghost cards.

You are looking for the elements of pictorials in the cards, that can be planetary references, say Pluto keeps popping up, or planets in general it is a good idea to look into the meaning and work out the relevance in your life. As a reader if you notice mountains repeated in cards over a number of readings for someone or yourself, it might be time to suggest the querant doesn't need to do everything the hard way, and work through the process of manifestation, listening to advice or even doing their homework before committing to things. People without concerns don't get readings, that means every reading will offer clues beyond the situation, position, question or overall card meaning. Looking for ghost cards will take your readings to a whole new level, add echo cards and you will find a wealth of information that personalizes the information relating it specifically to that persons life. 

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Healing the Past