Archive | January 2015

Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Two of Cups – Inverted

Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft

Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft

No one can take away your confidence and pride. No matter how much you may have given up in the material world, there are some things you simply cannot lose. Unless, you give it away yourself. Don’t lose faith in your ability to succeed and give up who you are for a false promise. You’re worth more than that. And you deserve better!


Additional Insight:

Desperation makes a very bad bed fellow.
Don’t give up and give away your very soul.
~ Springwolf 🐾 © 2000

All things around you are changing, and they are moving in the direction you need them to go. You may not be able to see the destination, but that doesn’t mean you should get off the trail and look for another route to where you’re going. That desperation will lead you down a path of greater pitfalls and struggle. Stay the course and ride out this brief lack of confidence.

You deserve more and indeed you’re working toward making things better. But the unknown that’s holding you in fear can divert your good intentions and judgement down a path of false promises. Don’t give up the ship for the little dingy that will not hold all the rewards you deserve. Continue reading

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Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Ten of Swords

Ten of Swords Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft

Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft

Sometimes all the little jabs can add up and pull you down. Don’t be so hard on yourself and remember that feeling sad is just as much a part of living in balance as being overjoyed. You can’t appreciate happiness, if you don’t understand the sadness. But don’t let the struggles overwhelm you. Each one is nothing more than a passing moment.


Additional Insight:

Try not to overlook the little things in life,
because the big things don’t happen very often.
Finding a thrill in everyday events is Priceless!

~ Springwolf 🐾 ©2000 

In the world of spirituality and life coaching we do a lot of talking about choosing to be happy. Starting the day with positive thinking and creating the day you want. But in paganism we talk a lot about living in balance and striving to achieve a balance in all things. And that includes your emotions.

Feeling sad isn’t a bad thing. Having a good cry every now and then is a very cleansing experience. It pulls up the energy of struggle, disappointment and challenge in a release that “gets it out” and gives you a chance to let it go. Holding it in all the time can keep that energy churning away within and eventually causing physical illness. Finding healthy ways to face it and let it out can help you release all the little thorns in your side that have piled on and weakened your resolve. Continue reading

News Release – Counseling Psychology Association

Healing Through Compassion & Affirmation

Caring and Compassion

The IMM Counseling Psychology Association

Last year the International Metaphysical Ministry (IMM) began working on the foundation of a new organization to provide counseling guidelines, expanded and up-to-the-minute continuing education to IMM Ministerial graduates. This information can be enormously helpful to the professional coach or counselor as well as to someone seeking spiritual/metaphysical assistance. Counseling services are something all Ministers in all religions provide.

The IMM’s Counseling Psychology Association officially kicked off its organization and services January 1st, 2015 for IMM Ministers and it’s University system graduates.

The Association is a professional and educational organization that is dedicated to the growth and enhancement of the spiritual counseling profession. As the majority of IMM graduates engage in some form of coaching and counseling or are planning careers to do the same in the future, these guidelines help to provide a professional framework for operation and the accessibility to continue learning and sharing with other members,

We are proud to announce the certification of Spring (Dr. Vickie Carey) in this new Association and looks forward to the expanded learning, sharing of ideas, concepts and information with other members and with you. Continue reading

Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Eight of Wands – Inverted

Eight of Wands: Inverted

Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft

You may feel as though troubles are raining down upon you today. But you’re much stronger than you think you are. You really aren’t losing the battle. In fact, if you pay attention to details, you’ll discover that the negative events are falling by the wayside. Stay calm and you won’t become the target. You’ll be able to weave your way through the fire and escape without issue.


Additional Insight:

There’s a lot of change going on in the world. A lot of it is pushing people and events to change when they don’t want to. That’s creating turmoil for those who are moving forward and welcoming the shifts needed in their lives.

If you’re one of the people going with the flow and enjoying the adventure, you can still feel the anxiety going on around you. Especially if you’re sensitive to subtle energy shifts. Don’t worry. It’s not you. Try to set some shields of protection and push away the fear, anger and turmoil of others. Don’t let their struggles become your battles. You may find yourself in a fight that has no value for you.

If you’re fighting against the tide and trying to keep the status quo going, you’re putting yourself in the line of fire. You’re being pushed out of negative or bad situations and toward a better environment. Don’t fear the change, revel in it. Accept that some things have to change in order for you path to get better. You’re not where you should be and the Divine in your life is trying very hard to get you moving. Continue reading

The 5 Minute Protection Meditation

Close your eyes & relax

Close your eyes & relax

Clearing The Negative and Setting Protection

Everyone has the ability to feel subtle energies around them. I’m sure you can think of a time when you walked into a room where an argument had been happening, feeling the anger or angst. Maybe you’ve even shared a story with a friend saying “You could cut the tension with a knife”.

You don’t have to be psychic or overly sensitive to the energies around you for this type of event to happen. It’s part of our natural instincts as living animals. Human animals maybe, but we still have the ability to sense what’s around us.

In today’s world meditation is viewed from two perspectives, from the spiritual form of enlightenment and becoming one with spirit. Or through the eyes of mainstream medicine as a non-denominational practice that can relieve stress. If a non-denominational practice interests you, try the 5 Minute Meditation for bringing in a little relaxation and escape from the anxieties around you.
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In Full Disclosure – Have Faith, Not Hope!

OMG! Face Plant!!

Face Plant!!

Giving Credit

Last year on June 8th 2014, I posted a Homily about “Have Faith, Not Hope” – A Powerful Change In Perspective. The inspiration for the article was a video I had seen of Jim Carrey’s Commencement Address at the 2014 MUM Graduation.

I truly have become very fond of that Commencement address and especially two key sections that inspire and encourage anyone. Not only the graduates he’s speaking to.

The first was related to being contained by others. Setting your own limitations by stepping outside the limitations of others. “You can’t contain the container” he said. I love that!

The second statement is one that really impacted my perspective in life about hope. He said:
Take a chance on faith. Not religion, but faith. Not hope, but faith. I don’t believe in hope. Hope is a beggar. Hope walks through the fire and Faith leaps over it.” ~ Jim Carrey © 2014

I was really struck by that perspective. It changed a good many things in my life. But his words were not easy for me to relate to and share with others. I wanted to be able to impart this bit of wisdom with my own students. And if I couldn’t remember it and say it well, the concept would be lost in the retelling. Continue reading

Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Two of Pentacles – Inverted

Two of Pentacles - Inverted

Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft

Once again you need to pay attention to the flow of your thoughts. Things are not upside as your anxiety is telling you. Stop expecting the bottom to fall out or you will make it happen! Keep within your means, do what you can and you’ll control your environment with ease. Letting go doesn’t mean throwing caution to the wind. It means actively participating in the here and now, to focus on your positive future.


Additional Insight:

Don’t create a self-fulfilling prophecy. Letting go of your anxiety doesn’t mean you can ignore your budget or your work load. It means you must release the negative thoughts that hold you back from taking care of those things in your own life and being consciously responsible for your choices.

You can’t throw caution to the wind, say I let go and let ‘God’ and then go out and spend what you know you don’t have. You must live in the here and now, with an eye on the future. Swinging the pendulum to the other side of the extreme is no better than living without. Today strive for the balance in the middle.

Focus on the even keel and you’ll discover you’re not losing things from your baskets, but rather adding to them. Your anxiety won’t get the best of you, because you’re being accountable. You’re reasoning things out and setting up a plan to have the little things you desire, while still working on the really big things. And you will be able to do both, if you keep calm. Continue reading