Archive | December 2017

Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Two of Cups

Two of Cups

Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft

The prize has been won. Healing can now begin in earnest. But don’t give away your heart just yet. There’s still deception in play that can bring the rug out from underneath your feet. Remove the rose-colored glasses and listen to your instincts.


Additional Insight:

Something isn’t right today and you already feel it. Don’t try to talk yourself into ignore your gut feelings. Just because someone is being nice and trying to make amends, doesn’t mean they’ve changed or they’ve abandoned their plans to cause harm.

It’s ok to want to think the best of people and have a positive compassionate attitude. But it must be balanced with a measure of caution and real honesty from within. Those rose glasses you’re wearing have gotten you into trouble in the past. Why do you think your instincts are less valid than others around you? Stop it! And listen to that gut feeling. Continue reading

Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Four of Pentacles

4 of Pentacles

Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft

It’s a day for abundance. Making deals, sharing the wealth and being content that everything is in order. You will need to keep an eye on things. As something is trying to pinch a few pounds from your baskets. So it’s also a good day to remember that not everyone has it as good as you. Be kind and show compassion to those less fortunate.


Additional Insight:

For most people the last number of years have been tough. But many were able to persevere and struggle through the hardships. We’ve lost a lot, but we’ve also gained a great deal in the form of spiritual lessons as well. That often doesn’t help the healing process for all we had to let go of, but somewhere within, we know we’ve moved forward on our path.

The Four of Pentacles lets us know we’ve come full circle and things are improving. We can’t throw caution to the wind. And we do have to be engaged in our future, no longer leaving it to others to determine our fate. There are still those out there, who want to take what we have out of desperation or worse, out of greed. Don’t turn your back and hope everything works out in your favor. Those days are over. Continue reading

Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Seven of Swords

7 of Swords

Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft

Nurture your spirit with strength and respect for all those around you. Don’t judge a book, person or situation by it’s cover. The truth is on the inside and in the details. Make sure you employ critical thinking when confronted with all situations and you’ll be able to find your way out of the negative actions of the crowd.


Additional Insight:

Swords represent Strength & Weakness, Endurance & Struggle, Respect & Animosity.

It’s easy to get wrapped up in the emotions of the crowd. It can be easy to allow others to manipulate your feelings, especially if it relates to something you’re passionate about. But inflammatory headlines or information designed to solicit knee jerk reactions often don’t tell the truth or purposefully twist facts to attain a specific and often undermining response. Continue reading

Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Six of Cups

Six of Cups

Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft

It’s a magikal day, so don’t waste time. Contemplate on the successes you’ve had this year. You’ve accomplished a lot more than you’re giving yourself credit for. Enjoy it. And take a little time to be confident and allow your experience to take control of any bump in the road.


Additional Insight:

Euphoria is in the air today. Don’t let it slip by with being blue. Make the choice to be happy and feel blessed. Your garden is in bloom, and you can take a little time to rest and relax. Look into your crystal ball and let your mind wander in dream and vision. Even if it’s only for 5 minutes. The only one putting stress and strain on your day, is you.

When you’re calm, work on the tasks you have on your plate. But don’t let deadlines rush you into anxiety again. You’ll get more done by being calm and allowing yourself to think about the here and now. If you’re constantly worried about tomorrow, you’ll divert your attention from what needs to be done today.

Live in the moment.
Worrying about tomorrow diverts your attention from today.
~ Springwolf 11/2012 Continue reading

Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Seven of Pentacles

Seven of Pentacles

Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft

Abundance is all around you. Stop focusing on the lack and see the blessings that are right in front of you. Financial abundance is helpful and necessary to some degree. But it means nothing if you have no one to share it with. Make sure you give quality time to what really matters in your life.


Additional Insight:

It’s hard struggling from day to day and it can drag you down into a cloud of negativity. No one likes to be the person who has to always say “No”, when someone else asks for something. The burden is on the person who takes care of the books. If that’s not you, count your blessings that you’re not the one everyone else gets angry with.

Abundance comes in many forms within the Divine Universe. Be Mindful of what you’re creating within your domain. Love, family, friends, health, along with those material necessities are just as important as the financial abundance many focus on. Remember how we think creates our day and draws the same thoughts into our lives. If you focus on lack, that’s all you will find in your day. Time to change your thinking. Continue reading

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

Eight of Swords - Inverted

Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft1`

You may feel tied up in the details, but don’t worry. They’re not the sticking points that will limit your options or choices. Trust in your experience and knowledge. You’ll be able to spread your wings by the afternoon and overcome the obstacles that are in the way.


Additional Insight:

Swords are a sign of Confidence and Strength, or struggle and animosity. Keep your frustrations in check today as you work through the problems that present themselves. There maybe a lot of little problems, or one big thorn in your side. But you have what it takes to handle it all and come out smelling like a rose.

Like the past few days, there’s a lot of tension in the air and it’s spreading around you. You don’t need to add to it by allowing your emotions to get the best of you. Take everything in stride and keep your reactions in check. Even that sigh of frustration could set someone off in a negative way, with the roof caving in on you. Continue reading

Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Queen of Swords – Inv

Queen of Swords - Inverted

Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft

Listen to your own tune amidst the struggle and strife around you. Everyone seems to be on edge today, so don’t add to the tension or worry. Search for your own space and surround yourself with the things you love. Your music will sooth the soul and the day will eventually come to a quiet end.


Additional Insight:

There maybe a lot of yelling, anger and animosity today. Like yesterday, there’s no reason to get involved. None of this concerns you and none of this is about you. So continue your effort to be the peaceful beacon that shines with hope. All this “in fighting” will come to an end. Maybe on a gradual scale, but it will come to an end.

The important message today is to make sure you don’t become baited into the fray. Others might try to unload their side of the story on you. That’s ok, if they came to you. Let them vent. But don’t let them drag you into the battle. You’re only hearing one side of that story and frankly you have no idea of knowing if that side is true, or only what they want to you hear. Continue reading

Turn The Frown Upside Down

“Happy Wolf” – Photographer Unknown

Laughter Is The Best Medicine

In times of stress and anxiety it’s easy for people to become overwhelmed with their own emotions of fear or sadness. Worry may dominate your thoughts from morning to night. Fear can take hold and change your focus from what you want to accomplish in a day, to pulling in more fear and anxiety. It becomes a snowball that grows and grows until it seems to overwhelm everything in your life.

We all go through it. We all get caught up in the latest bad news. But sometimes it seems there’s nothing good to see anymore and everything is just getting worse and worse. It’s hard to break that cycle at times, and that’s when we need to ask for help. There’s nothing wrong with talking to someone about that downward spiral of emotions. Try to remember “that feelings are real but they aren’t reality” (Dan Harmon, 2017 – This is a great story reported in the Washington Post about author Dan Harmon’s twitter response to a fan. It’s really worth the read!) Continue reading

Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Knight of Cups

Knight Of Cups

Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft

Stay vigilant, do your duty and keep your eyes peeled. There is much going on today, causing distraction and muddying the waters. Don’t get caught up in the sleight of hand attempts to divert your attention from what’s really important. Doing so could cause you a great many problems on your own door step.


Additional Insight:

While others are in turmoil today, they’re doing everything they can to alter the truth. If you allow yourself to be baited into their fight, you will lose much of what you have gained over the past 6 years. Keep to yourself, and stay in your place. This isn’t a time to bring war to your door.

You only have to worry if the battle enters your domain or the arrows come flying in your direction. Don’t rush out defend your borders. Those “in charge” will reign in the foes and pull them back to where they belong. Continue reading

Meditation Exercises

Visualized Meditations

Each of the following visualized meditations have a common beginning, the lighting of a ‘spiritual’ candle, saying a prayer for assistance, and a process for a visualized protection of yourself and your surroundings. Remember these are only suggestions. Variations of these techniques or others not discussed here may work better for you.

Following this section are three examples of meditative prayers used specifically to identify the intent of the meditation. The first is used for the sole purpose of protection, the second for calling upon your guides and teachers to assist with a reading, and the final prayer is used primarily for closing a reading, or special meditation.

Meditations should be performed in a location of your house or office reserved for spiritual practices. You can use any variety of spiritual or new age music if you choose. Crystals, candles and other spiritual tools are also encouraged.

If you find a piece of music you really like for meditation, stick with it. If you use the same piece each time you meditate, you will pre-program your mind to step into a state of relaxation. Each time you practice, your mind will move into this state with less effort and more quickly, allowing you more time for greater meditative work. My personal favorite piece is called Ascension to All That Is by Robert Slap. You can find it on Amazon.com

Preparing the Room
The room you choose to perform a reading, healing or any spiritual work, should be cleared of negative and unwanted energy. And filled with positive energy that promotes the intent you’re setting the space for spiritual work. There are many techniques to perform this task, the following are just 2 common examples.

Smudging / Incense
A smudge stick is a collection of dried herbs wrapped together with string. Smudge sticks are usually made from sage and a more fragrant herb such as lavender or sandlewood. The sage is used to ward off unwanted or negative energies, the second herb typically denotes the purpose of the stick. I have found sage and lavender to be an excellent cleansing mixture for meditation, healing and divination. And sage and cedar for setting protection, which can also be used for meditation, creating space for spiritual work and celebrations. But these are just two of many combinations you can use.

You can also use an Incense stick or cone if you prefer that form of fragrance instead. Again the variation in fragrance varies widely. Nag Champa, Sunrise Sandalwood, Midnight Patchouli are some of the popular options. I’m partial to Nag Champa and Patchouli. But as with all things on the spiritual path, it’s up to you.

  1. You will need a smudge stick or incense, a book of matches or a lighter. A small bowl to place the smudge or incense, after the blessing. Set the items out before you on the floor or on a coffee table. If you choose to use spiritual music, begin the tape now. <
  2. Sit quietly in the center of the room and close your eyes. Take a few moments to say a brief prayer of protection and to call upon your guide(s) for assistance. Open your eyes and light the smudge stick at one end. Let the herbs burn for about 10 to 15 seconds. Blow out the flames and allow the herbs to smolder.
  3. Stand and face North, raise the smudge toward the ceiling and say: ‘Bless the element of air. The power of the mind’.
  4. Turn to your right to face the East, raise the smudge and say: ‘Bless the element of fire. The power of spirit’.
  5. Turn to your right to face the South, raise the smudge and say: ‘Bless the element of water. The power of emotion’.
  6. Turn to your right to face West, raise the smudge and say: ‘Bless the element of earth. The power of the physical.’
  7. Turn to your right to face North once more, lower the smudge toward the ground and say: ‘Bless the Mother Earth’.
  8. Raise the smudge over your head and say: ‘Bless the Father Sun’.
  9. Lower the smudge to chest level. Fan the smoke toward your body with your hand or a large feather and say: ‘Bless this house, myself and my purpose. Please remove any negative energies out into the universe where they can be dissipated and can no longer do harm to anyone. Send to me the most positive light and power to fulfill my plan for this day. In return I give my thanks and gratitude, my love and positive light for the universal good of all. Amen.’
  10. Place the smudge stick in the small bowl and let it continue to smoke. When the client arrives ask if they mind leaving the smudge burning during the session. If they do, simply turn the stick upside down and gently grind the burning embers into the bowl. Do not use water to put out the remaining coals as this will ruin your smudge stick.
  11. If the client has no opposition to the smudge stick, place it on a table on the opposite side of the room. That way the smoke from the stick will not interfere with your ability to perceive the clients aura. Just remember to extinguish the stick after the reading.

Energetic Meditation

An Altar For Working

Using Energy alone is all about you and how you connect with the Divine and raise energy for spiritual working. This method uses visualization and a few tools to help you focus your intent and energy.

The following images help to balance your own energy, while at the same time adds to your personal power level for cleansing the ‘reading’ room. This meditation will also help to protect you from unwanted intrusions created by negative energies.

You will want to surround your space with spiritual items that mean something to you. A crystal ball, a statue or some representation of your spirit animal, your magikal journal and a cauldron can all be used to help you “get into” the spiritual frame of mind.  You can use any tools you like, it doesn’t have to be any of these, except for the candle. You can also choose a piece of meditation music to help drown out distracting noises around your space.

Select a quiet space that will comfortably fit everyone who will be in your circle. Make sure everyone has room to move, stretch, sit comfortably and so on. If the space is just for you, the same requirements will be needed to help you remain focused on the task at hand.

  1. You will need a white candle and something to light it with. If you choose to use spiritual music, press play now.
  2. Sit in the center of the space, either on a chair or on the floor. Make sure your back is straight and the position you choose is comfortable for about a 10-15 minute session. This allows the positive energy to flow through you and assist in the process of your ritual.
  3. Take a minute to relax and focus your energies. Light the white candle and imagine the flame is coming from within your own consciousness.
  4. Close your eyes and take in 3 deep breaths through your nose. As you do, imagine the positive white light of the universe entering your body and energizing your lungs. As you exhale through your mouth, imagine any negativity, stress and anxiety exiting your body. Say to yourself ‘I release all stress and negative emotions to the universe from my body and my home, where they can be dissipated and no longer do harm to anyone’.
  5. As you take in the final breath, imagine God’s energy filling your lungs with a large ball of pure protective white light. Now return to normal breathing and imagine the ball of light in your lungs beginning to grow as it mixes with your own energy. As the ball becomes larger, the positive light pushes through your organs, tissue and muscles, forcing any leftover stress out of your body and into the universe to be dispersed. Imagine the energy pushing up through your chest, neck and head. Then see the energy pushing downward, through your stomach, hips, legs and feet. When you have imagined the white light fully encompassing your entire body, turn your thought to the solar plexus (the solar plexus is located in the area where the lower part of your rib cage joins together).
  6. Beginning at the solar plexus, imagine a gold spear of light moving down your spine. Take the spear in your mind down through the floor, through the foundation of your house, through the bedrock, and molten lava until it reaches the pure yellow fire within the center of the earth. Imagine the end of your gold spear plugging into the earths core like an electrical cord into an outlet. Once the connection is made, the grounding yellow energy from the earth quickly travels up the spear, through the floor and into your body along the spinal cord. The energy continues up the spine and out the top of your head reaching far out into the universe. As you continue this thought for a few moments, the yellow light from the earth is helping to ground you mentally, emotionally and physically.
  7. When you’re ready to proceed, image a second spear beginning back at your solar plexus. This time, run the gold spear up your spine, out the top of your head, through the roof of your house, through the earths atmosphere and out into the deepest portions of the universe. Now imagine the white energized light of the universe attaching itself to your spear, as if it were a lightening rod. The positive electrical energy quickly travels downward toward the earth, through the roof top, through your head, down through your body alongside the spinal cord, reaching down through the house toward the center of the earth. As you continue this thought for a few moments, the power of the universe is energizing your spiritual and physical bodies.
  8. Now the power from the earth, the power from the universe and your own power of protection mix together and flows freely up and down your body. As you continue this thought for a few moments, each external energy is supplementing your own. The universe and the earth are assisting to balance your energies to enhance the reading. The earth and sky will also provide you with the additional amount of energy you may expended during the session.
  9. When you’re ready to resume, imagine all this revitalizing energy pushing out through the confines of your body. As it grows and moves farther and farther out into the room, all negative and disruptive energy is being pushed out of your house to the universe where it will be dispersed. Continue this image until your entire house is energized with the pure positive energy.
  10. Ask your guide(s) to help protect your house from any negative or earth bound forces. Ask them to watch over you and the events of the day, to bless you and keep you safe. Sit for a few more moments, then when your ready thank your guide(s) and teachers and close the mediation.

Visualized meditations can be very powerful tools for any situation. But the important thing to remember is you’re not alone, so ask for help from your guides and spiritual teachers, but don’t forget to thank those unseen forces for their assistance.

Created: 10/07/1996        Updated: 01/17/2009, 11/24/2019

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