“Ethereal Visions” from Matt Hughes. First Edition 2017 published by US Games Systems, Inc.I just received this insanely beautiful Tarot deck as a birthday present from my dear friend Moira.I have to say, she knows me well! This is a gorgeous deck. It has a Art Nouveau feel, the colors are beautiful pastels and it’s gilded. You can’t really see in the images how beautiful the gilt is, but believe me, it’s pretty awesome. It’s based on the Rider-Waite which works for me as with all the decks I buy, I always end up using the Rider-Waite to read for my clients. The cards are recognizable to me. I don’t like to take time to figure out which card it’s supposed to be when I’m doing a reading for a client. So this deck works.After I had it for about a week, I discovered that there are two extra Major Arcana, and they are awesome! Card 22 is called, “The Well”. “The Well” is the birthplace of ideas, inspiration and transformation. All things are born from this Creatrix (Gaia) and knowledge flows freely to those who seek it. Nurturing, opportunity, nature, creativity.”Card 23 is “The Artist”. The Artist is the vessel of creation. This card signified mankind and shows when you need to open to the knowledge that is available if you stop and set aside the distractions of the human condition and listen. Visionary, interpreter, creation, passionate.”I love that!The card stock is good quality. The booklet is a bit lacking, but who knows, maybe a book will come out to go with it.I think I’ve found my new Tarot deck, but I’m not sure I want anyone to touch it! LOLIf you would like a reading with this deck, contact me via my website.Please note, I haven’t published an image of this deck because I know US Games is a stickler about copyrights. Check it out on www.aeclectic.com for card samples. The gilt doesn’t really show though so it’s kind of plain looking. You’ll just have to take my word for it.Blessings, Georgia
One of the basic concepts of Reiki is that it can do no harm. This is true for both the practitioner and the recipient.
While there may be a healing crisis, meaning that symptoms get worse for a short while, in the end, some degree of healing will occur. Often, more than one session is indicated, especially with long term conditions. The very least that will happen is pain and stress relief.
Reiki flows through the practitioner into the client. The practitioner is merely a channel for the energy. None of the practitioner’s energy is given to the client, and none of the client’s energy will flow back to the practitioner. Sometimes, if the practitioner is particularly empathic, he or she will pick up feelings and pain from the client. This is a separate issue and should be dealt with proper protection techniques.
The beauty of Reiki is that healing energy will flow through the practitioner and will provide healing and a sense of well being for the practitioner. No energy should be expended by the practitioner.
Another wonderful benefit of Reiki is that it goes where it is needed, whether the practitioner is aware of this or not. So you really can’t make a mistake!
As the source of Ki energy, or life force energy is infinite, Reiki can do no harm.
Get started on your Reiki Journey today. Reiki will change your life.
I want to preface this by saying that this is NOT a political article. I am not making any statements about immigration in the US. What I am writing about is an experience I had during the course of my work and I wanted to share it to perhaps make people think a little.
Years ago, I did a past life regression for a person who was having a difficult issue that she couldn’t resolve. That’s usually when I recommend regression. During the course of the regression, she went into a lifetime where she was a slave woman working in a field and her child was wrenched from her and sold. Her grief was immeasurable and was the cause of the current issue in her life.
When I think about the children being taken from the parents at the US border, I can’t help but think of this past life regression.
THE DAMAGE WE DO TO THESE CHILDREN NOT ONLY IMPERILS THEIR CURRENT LIFE, BUT LIVES AFTER THIS.
There’s also research that the traumas that we face actually change our genetic code (epigenetics).
The damage that is done to these children, as was done to slaves and Native Americans, LIVES ON FOR GENERATIONS.
I think it’s time to reconsider all we do and start acting with compassion. That not a political position, but a spiritual one. It’s time for the human race to collectively evolve and feel some compassion for other people, animals and the planet.
I was just asked, yet once again, to do what is called a “cold reading” by a client. She wanted to simply sit and say nothing, and I shouldn’t use my cards, to give her a reading.
First of all what is a cold reading? This is a technique used by mentalists and scam artists where emotionally charged blanket statements are made that are sure to resonate with the client. For example, saying to a sad looking woman who has come in for a reading, “You have just lost someone”. This statement is so vague that it’s bound to resonate. It could be anyone from a boyfriend, relative or a pet. Consider the mediums who work a large room. Most of the people who are there are there because they have lost someone and are hoping to connect with them again. So saying “This person lost someone to a heart attack”, or “This person name starts with an ‘M'” is bound to get a hit. Mentalists and mediums are good at reading body language.
I’m not saying that all mediums are shams. I personally know some very good ones. I’m just saying that the people who come for readings expecting a “Long Island Medium” type reading are not my cup of tea.
That’s not to say that I can’t do those cold readings. I’m very good at reading people and body language and could probably do that. But it’s not what I do. It goes against my ethics.
I’m a Tarot reader and an empath/psychic. I don’t read minds. I don’t want to read minds. What I do is answer my clients questions using my skills. If you want to know what the outcome is of a given situation, I can do that. If you want to know someone’s motivations, I can tell you. If you want to know your soul’s purpose, I can tell you that, using Astrology. If you want to achieve your goals, and make your life better, I can help you. Occasionally, I do hear from the dead.
What I’m not is a scam artist, mind reader or mentalist. So please don’t ask me to be one.
I had a wonderful doctor. She was a Holistic Doctor and an internist. She knew I only used pharmaceuticals if I was dying and that I was a Reiki practitioner. She knew what that is. She never forced anything on me. Throughout the years, I have found that when my “gut” said no, don’t do it, I was usually proved correct.
Unfortunately, she moved to Virginia, so I am now in the unenviable spot of having to find a new doctor. It’s not easy. I was talking to the manager of the doctor who was taking over her practice and she had no idea what Reiki is. None whatsoever. I don’t really understand how anyone in medicine today could not know what Reiki is since it is practiced in all the major hospitals, at least here in San Diego.
The feedback I get from my students who are involved with hospitals is that there are many doctors and nurses who are willing to try Reiki out, but many are totally resistant.
So my dilemma is finding a doctor who is open to alternative practices. I’d love to find an alternative health care professional, but insurance doesn’t cover it.
So, I will let you know how I solve my dilemma. I’m still experiencing it!
We all know that the Tarot can be used for divination…predicting the most likely outcome for a given question from a querant…but did you also know that it can be used for self-exploration and self-growth?
While the Minor Arcana are for mundane events, the Major Arcana are actually representative of the Fool’s Journey to self realization. The Fool begins his (or her) path with little baggage, a lot of faith and a loyal companion. He journeys through all the lessons of the Major Arcana, getting in touch with the hidden realms through the High Priestess, to the enlightenment of the Hermit, the balance in the Justice card, overcoming base emotions in the Strength card, casting off old thoughts and emotions that no longer serve him in the Death card, to completion of the World card. As the Fool is card “0”, or a circle, he completes his journey only to start again on the next level.
You can start by sorting your cards into Major and Minor Arcana. Ask the Major cards what lesson do you need to learn today? Pick your card and then study the lesson of the card, integrating it into your own soul’s path.
The Tarot has many useful applications and divination is just one of them. Try it out!
Distance healing occurs on the Great Web of Life, the quantum field or that which links us all. Everything is connected and this is not merely fanciful thinking but it is quantum physics. Eminent psychologist Carl Jung called it the collective unconscious. In this world exist archetypes, or a pattern of thought or behavior that is present is all societies, both current and past. An example would be the Great Mother. She appears throughout civilization in the various goddesses and female religious figures such as Mother Mary.
The concept of The Great Web of Life is an old one. It is well known in Native American and Eastern Indian spirituality but it is found in Western spirituality also. Krishna says in the Bhagavad Gita, “Everything in this world is connected to me like a string of pearls.” Native American culture teaches that everything is connected on the great web of life. In the Gospel of Thomas, Jesus says, “Split a piece of wood, and I am there. Lift up the stone, and you will find me there.”
Scientific study acknowledged the “hundredth monkey effect”. This was a phrase coined to identify the observation that when monkeys in one area of the world decided to wash their potatoes before eating them, monkeys hundreds of miles away soon started doing the same thing, without any physical contact. Quantum Physics is the study of this connection.
So we must accept the concept of interconnectedness. It is through this interconnectedness that we are able to instantaneously send Reiki energy to another location on the planet via The Great Web of Life. Or anywhere in the Universe for that matter.