How Does Distance Healing Work?

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.


The Reiki Circle

As some of you know, I host Reiki Circles pretty often in La Mesa, CA. I have recently added a new location where I am offering Circles and classes. That location is: Return to Wholeness, 13514 Pomerado Rd, Ste L, Poway, California 92064. Our first Circle there will be July 8 at noon.

Many people are curious about what goes in my Reiki Circles. Here’s a brief rundown:

Our Reiki community meets monthly for our “Reiki Circle”. And circle it is, chairs are arranged in a circle so that no one person appears as the “leader” and all are in equal positions. We begin with introductions. Each person who joins our community has a different background and differing needs. It’s important to ascertain the participants’ needs prior to starting the circle so that we are sure to give everyone what they need. This also serves to introduce everyone to the group. Make each person feel needed and wanted and cared for.

After introductions, we announce upcoming events, the next Reiki Circle, and dispense any other information the participants may need. We answer questions for newcomers. We move into a healing based meditation. Sometimes we do a chakra balancing meditation, one to access inter-connectedness or one to access compassion. The next activity is a group healing meditation, where all the participants hold hands, send Reiki energy around the circle, give distance healing to those who request it, and extend healing into the world. I like to try and connect our energy with the energy of healers all over the planet. I envision a great grid of healers spreading Reiki energy all over the Earth. Participants are grounded and brought back into ordinary reality. Individual table time follows with several healers working on individual participants on a Reiki or massage table. With several healers working on one person, ten or fifteen minutes is more than enough time to spend on each person.

I usually ask participants to bring food or cookies. If it’s a potluck, it would be food to share with the group depending upon the time of day. If not, healthy snacks are appropriate. I always keep cookies available because sometime “newbies” get very ungrounded around the energy that they are not used to and the sugar in the cookies is grounding. We tend to the healthier type cookies like oatmeal and organic cookies.

The Reiki Circle is not only a place of healing, but a place where people can become members of a spiritual community. Knowing that there are people in the community who are caring and concerned for their wellbeing is essential for clients to come back into a healthy and healing lifestyle.

Non Violent Communication

My latest endeavor is to read a book I purchased about non violent communication. It seems like everywhere I go these days I see examples of people communicating in ways that are defensive, combative and in some cases down right abusive.

When did we get so disconnected from each other? That’s what it feels like. Everyone is so filled with anger from unresolved issues that they lash out at one another, as though that will fix what is really wrong within themselves: their own hole in the soul.

People hide behind “speaking their truth”, as though this will excuse their abusive language against one another. It’s fine to “speak your truth”, but remember that it’s YOUR truth, not THE truth, as though there is such a thing. I have found that “truth” is relative, not subjective.

I see it on forums and Facebook posts and in my daily travels throughout my very compacted world. There is a total lack of respect and compassion for one another in this world today. There are forces out there that wish to divide us and have us live in fear. And there are people, who in their defensiveness, lash out at one another in order to be “right”.

By being defensive, so many alienate the very people who would help them on their difficult journey on this planet Earth.

So I’m going to learn non violent communication. It’s my hope that you will too.

Blessings, Georgia

What is Astro-Coaching?

Astro-Coaching is a form of life coaching that produces quick results by identifying the goals and issues associated with the individual’s life, or soul’s purpose by studying their astrology chart. Each person who lives on this planet has a life or soul’s purpose. This is your reason for living. If you are not living your soul’s purpose, you will be perpetually unhappy and unfulfilled.

So many people come to me at a point in their lives when they feel called to do “something” but they are unaware of what that something is. This can come at any age or time in your life but is more likely during one of the major life transits, the Saturn Return at age 28-30, the Uranus Opposition at age 38-40 and the second Saturn Return at age 58-60. There are other transits that may trigger a life crisis and they occur at fairly regular intervals.

An Astro-Coaching session will start with some questions that will help you to prioritize your life goals. Then we will sit down and discuss your own personal Astrology chart. In the chart, we can discover your soul’s purpose, vocational information, talents, learning patterns, love style, blocks to success and much more. In the one hour consultation, we can do as much to find out what you need to achieve fulfillment and success as several years of therapy. And no, Astro-Coaching is not a form or therapy, nor should be a substitute for therapy but a plan to identify and achieve your goals in a relatively short period of time.

Generally, I recommend a series of three sessions. The first session includes a complete chart analysis and a plan for achieving the goals that will lead to happiness, joy and success. The second session will chart your progress to achieving your goals, and perhaps resetting or making new goals. Your third session will review how far you’ve come, and will map out the next level of personal growth and achievement.

All you need to supply me with is your birth time, place and date from your birth certificate!

There is no better time than the present to get firmly on your path to success! Don’t delay; call today!

Blessings, Georgia Vlahos, Certified Life Coach

Can a Psychic Predict the Future?

The answer to that question is yes and no.

Various methods of divination are used to make predictions about the future and to help the querant (the person getting the reason) cope with what is going on in his or her life. Tarot cards, Runes, Oracle cards, keys, crystal balls and even playing cards are some of the many vehicles that psychics use to help their clients.

Divination works on the principle of synchronicity. This phrase was popularized by the eminent psychologist, Carl Jung. Synchronicity refers to two seemingly unrelated events that have no causal connection but are meaningful coincidences. I don’t think anyone knows why Tarot works, but it does.

Being able to read Tarot is a skill that must be learned and practiced. Some readers simply rely on the messages of the cards, while others use their own empathic and psychic skills. They come to some kind of conclusion that will help their clients, and counsel them to help them cope with issues in their lives. In a way, the cards can tell how the events are fated to play out.

Does “fate*” exist? I believe it does. I see it all the time in Astrology charts. What is contained in the chart is present at birth. It’s always amazing to consult with a client to see how it all played out at the present time. And it always does. But, there’s an asterisk there. My belief, gleaned through personal experience with myself and clients, is that FATE IS THE OPPORTUNITY AND FREE WILL IS WHAT YOU DO WITH IT.

That means that the Universe will conspire to bring certain issues to the soul’s attention. This will come in the form of lessons. Do you accept and learn from the lessons, or do you ignore them?

Laying out the Tarot (or any other form of divination) suggests a possibility. Think of it like a row of dominoes. They will fall in a certain pattern as they are stacked at the moment. Move one domino and they will fall in a different pattern. Free will is demonstrated in the removal of the domino.

So basically, a reading will let you know the way things will fall if they are left on their own. The reading serves to alert the querant to what is about to happen. They can then use their free will to change their fate.

Many blessings to you. For more information on finding the answer to your burning questions, check out:

Saturn Retrograde

The planet Saturn goes retrograde on April 17, 2018. When a planet retrogrades, it becomes a time to reevaluate all those aspects of life that aren’t working. Saturn will make sure you do, whether you want to or not!

As a planet, Saturn not only rules Capricorn, but it’s travelling THROUGH Capricorn so it’s a double whammy for Cappys. But also for Cancer, as it opposes Cancer. It will also significantly affect the other two cardinal signs, Aries and Libra It turns direct in the beginning of September. Saturn is the task maker. It’s your lessons. All those things you need to learn will be coming up in one way or another. If you have chosen to learn your soul’s lessons, it won’t be bad. If you haven’t, well, hold on, because you will have to! To determine what you need to learn, it’s necessary to determine where Saturn lies in your chart.

It is interesting to note that July 4, 1776 is known as the birth date of the US. That would make the US a Cancer Sun, with Moon in Aquarius. Saturn retrograde will affect the houses of the US chart where the Sun and the Moon reside. We, as a country are also having a Pluto Return. Pluto is the planet that tears everything down to rebuild it. Since Pluto is a very slow moving planet, the last time Pluto was in Capricorn late degrees was on July 4, 1776!

It’s a good time to consult an astrologer!

The Good Tarot — Review

I bought this deck by Colette Baron Reid when it first came out because I liked the concept. No negative images and she renamed some of the scarier cards like “Death” which becomes “Transformation” and the Devil becomes “Temptation”. I’ve found that some of my clients react negatively to those cards in particular, however much you explain them. Hollywood hasn’t done much to shine their image.

The cards themselves are stunningly beautiful. The artwork by Jena Della Grottaglia is gorgeous. It’s soft and kind looking, and well, good. The colors are somewhat muted and I must say, they are my favorites. The Water cards have a aqua blue background, Earth a brown background, Fire, pink/magenta and Air blue.

The Knights have been renamed “Messenger” and are decidedly female. The deck itself is very feminine and boosts mostly female characters. I love that many of the Cups cards feature mermaids and sea creatures. The Air card characters have wings and feathers, Earth cards have lots of branches and antlers, and the Fire cards have suns and fire and lots of light. I love that all sorts of creatures appear on the cards –animals such as stags and seahorses, mythical creatures such as the Pegasus and Fairies and a few musical instruments.

It’s a very mystical and ethereal deck and beautiful to work with. The backs are a soft green which I love. It comes with a very informative book.

I would recommend this deck. Of course, I did what always do when purchasing a new deck: I used it for a while then went back to my staple Rider-Waite. But after writing this, I think I’ll take it out again!

Bright Blessings, Ravenhawk