Checks and Balances

I have to wonder these days, where exactly are those checks and balances? Will they save us or not?

I also have to wonder, why don’t we vet our presidential candidates as we do his appointments? Why is the president allowed a free ride? Shouldn’t it be a law that we see his or her taxes? That his psychological health be evaluated? That his business connections be disclosed? Seems all that has gone by the wayside. 

Is it also ok to flagrantly disregard our Constitution? I just heard that there is a bill being brought forward to allow discrimination because of religious beliefs and another one to allow churches to support political candidates.

I guess the real question is, does Democracy really work? In the end, will it survive?

Psychic Protection



Do you walk into a room and immediately sense the mood of the inhabitants?  Do you pick up other people’s emotions and pain? Continually get drained by certain individuals? Live with people who continually bring you down? Shy away from crowds, the mall?

You are most likely an empath. An empath is someone who feels another person’s feelings, emotions and pain. Many of the empaths I have met during the course of my work had no idea that the negative emotions they were feeling weren’t actually theirs.

Some people are the victims of psychic vampirism. Psychic vampirism comes from individuals who dump all their problems on you.  They feel better, but the problem is you feel horrid! Some will actually get energetically charged by your energy, but will drain you.

Psychic attack occurs when another person thinks negative thoughts about you that you pick up on.  You might not be aware that this is even happening.

So what can you do?  This is the realm of psychic protection work. There are many techniques to barrier yourself from the emotions and pain of others.  We will be discussing these techniques on December 10, 2016 at Myztic Isle in La Mesa.  This very important class, “Grounding, Centering and Protection” is open to all people who need to learn to protect themselves, who are empathic, work in the healing or psychic professions or merely are drained from the people closest to them.  You can sign up on my Facebook event, Georgia Vlahos/Ravenhawk.

Love and Light, Georgia

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Questions for the Tarot


The Tarot can provide a wealth of information, but it’s important to ask the right questions. The Tarot can provide a lot in the way of answers.

I have found that there are many categories of readers.  Some simply read the Tarot, which is effective.  Some are intuitive, meaning they pick up on your thoughts.  Others are empathic and can feel what you and those in your life are actually feeling.  Some have powers of precognition, and can see into the future.  Others are mediumistic, and can connect with those who pass.  And a few are channelers and can connect with your guides and angels.

Phrasing your questions properly is key.  Rather than ask, “Is he coming back to me?” ask instead, “What can I do to be more receptive to love?”  “How do I block love from coming into my life?”  “What do I need to do to prepare myself for a serious relationship?”

Asking these questions will provide a wealth of information to help you to make your life more receptive to love.  And perhaps it will even help you to bring in your next love, which may be “the one”. Keeping open to options is very important.

If you do ask a yes/no question, such as “Will I get the job?” be very specific.  “Will I get the job at ABC Company?”  This way, you are ensured to get an answer.  Question, “Will I get the job?” might provide an answer, but the answer may be for another job months into the future.  By being specific, you help your reader get you the answer you need.

Another question that is common is “When?”.  “When will I get a new job?” When questions are very tricky for a reader.  Some readers cannot even answer when questions.  We do our best, but it’s important to consider that “when” is more of a flow of time, as time doesn’t really exist in the “cosmic continuum”. And then there are those times when timing just comes to the reader….

Asking specific questions about a third party can be invasive.  For example, asking if your new love interest is gay is really prying into their personal life.  Ask instead, “What will be the nature of my relationship with X?” This way, you will get the information you need without prying too much into X’s life. It’s always ok to ask for information for yourself.

Also, please note that any Tarot reader with integrity will not tell you when you will die, that you have a “curse” put upon you, or that you have a specific illness.  This is not acceptable.  If you hear anything like that, run!

Yes, the Tarot can look into the future.  Remember though, it’s like a line of dominoes…we can predict how things will turn out based on the current situation, but simply by virtue of the fact that you are asking the question and receiving information, you may change the outcome.  Actually, that’s the point of a Tarot reading!

So think about what you want to know before you come to your reading because you will come out better informed.


Love, Georgia



I am sitting here at the computer, this 9/11 pondering the state of the world and humanity. It seems the world has polarized into two factions:  those that can feel compassion and those that can’t.

I was remembering a Facebook “conversation” with a friend…who was ranting about how people who don’t have health insurance are “lazy” and don’t want to work.  This was of course prior to Obamacare.  I remember the hurt I felt when I realized I was one of those people.  Despite working 40 hour weeks in pain grooming dogs (and believe me, it’s a body killing profession), my employer did not offer health insurance.  It would have hurt the “bottom line” too much I suppose.

It seems like there is a faction in the United States at least who do not even begin to understand what it’s like to walk in another’s shoes.  Nor do they want to.  They live in their own little narcissistic world and don’t even care to realize that not everyone has the same opportunities.  We live in a country where the minimum wage hasn’t been raised in many years, yet everything continues to creep upwards in cost.

Yet, it’s not the politics I’m talking about here.  It’s the lack of compassion I see daily coming from at least half of our population.  These are the same people who don’t care for Mother Earth, who turn away children refugees, who cut programs that provide food for the poor, many of whom are helpless children, who begrudge healthcare and on and on.

I ask myself, what makes people so unkind?  These are the same people who claim to be Christians, but who don’t even remotely live the life that Jesus taught.  All of those that we worship, from Jesus to Gandhi to Mother Theresa, exhibited the trait of compassion, yet it doesn’t seem to really exist much today.

So it’s not political to me.  It’s a plague upon humanity.  Perhaps we need to evolve another thousand years to see it; I don’t know.  I do know that it pains me greatly to see our world overrun by the narcissists. I want to envision a world where people care for the Earth and the creatures upon it, and care for their fellow human beings.  With our technology and wealth, no one should have to suffer.


Reiki Distance Healing



Did you know that it’s possible for a Reiki practitioner to send healing to you or your pets over distances? The amazing Reiki Distance Symbol allows for healing to travel all over the planet and beyond.

By invoking the Distance Symbol, the practitioner then sets an intention to send Reiki to a specific person, pet or place.  A photograph of the person or pet is helpful to the practitioner, as well as the location of the client.  The practitioner then focuses on sending Reiki while visualizing the client receiving the healing energy.

I have found the distance method to be very effective.  I’ve had to use it many times for friends and clients who lived far away.  It is also possible to send the Reiki Attunement via the Distance Symbol. So it’s possible to take a Reiki class online.

I believe that it works because all things are connected.  There have been many examples of ideas travelling the cosmic continuum.  For example, when monkeys in one area of the world suddenly began washing their food before eating it, monkeys on the other side of the planet soon began doing the same thing.

I offer in person Reiki healing sessions for people and pets in the Southern California area.  The cost of a visit will vary according to location.  The basic visit is $50 + travel charges.  I also offer distance healing at the cost of $25 per person or pet.  This covers one half hour of me personally sending Reiki to you or your pet.  Please provide a photo of the Reiki recipient.

I also offer online Reiki classes, Levels 1 and 2.  Send an email for more information.

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Love and Light, Georgia



My very dear friend and mentor, Rev. Dr. Judith Larkin Reno, passed away this weekend after a long illness.  The truth is, she had been battling multiple myeloma for many years. She was at death’s door several times, but rallied each time.  I have never met anyone in my life with such an indomitable, disciplined and courageous spirit.  She astounded everyone she knew, including her doctors.

I met Judith in the mid 90s just after my divorce.  I had also been devastated by a love relationship and was searching for anything that would alleviate my pain.  Somehow, and I think it was our mutual connection to St. Germain, I found Gateway Church and University, her amazing creations.  Gateway was a place to learn alternative spirituality, counseling and ministry. But for those who scoffed at such things back then, Judith was also a PhD psychologist as well as a mystic, and one of the most brilliant people I have ever known.

I took many classes at Gateway.  I learned to read auras, learned counseling techniques, psychic skills, ministry and much much more. These are skills that continued to this day and formed the basis of my healing and counseling practice. But even more than that, I found a dear friend and mentor and our relationship far transcended my time at Gateway.

It was always Judith that I could call when I lost my way, or life handed me some lemons. She had a thousand recipes for lemonade, and she kicked my metaphysical butt many times and got me back on track.  We had a shared interest in Astrology, and we spent many hours discussing our mutual charts and how all that affected what was going on in our lives at the time.

Toward the end of her life, the situation reversed and I has honored to be able to be there for her as she navigated her new journey.  Judith faced Death head on, and was determined to live long enough to get her affairs in order and to ensure that Gateway continued through the very capable hands of Rev. Kimberly Marooney.

Judith’s incredible vision in establishing Gateway was to create a legitimate University where people could learn to be effective ministers and counselors and integrate both modern psychology, mysticism and metaphysics in order to manifest lasting healing. When I joined Gateway, it was a time when metaphysics wasn’t taken very seriously.  Judith was way ahead of her time, as the passage of time itself demonstrated.

I quote Judith to this day in my classes and workshops.  She coined some amazing phrases. My favorite was her term, “God Glasses”.  She would ask us to look at the situation through our “God Glasses” which was really a clever way of saying look at the big picture through our higher self, or, see things as God might see them. I always got an amazing visual in my mind of brass Steam Punk type goggles with rosy pink glass. Her “God Ladder” is a huge help in navigating the often difficult world.

My favorite Judith quote is, “To be truly enlightened you must be able to walk in both worlds”.  Every one of my students has heard it several times. I think that Judith admirably accomplished that in her life.  I am still working on it however.

Judith was perhaps one of the greatest influences in my life.  I was honored to share her when I sent my friends, clients and students to her wonderful Wisdom Circles.  They derived so much healing and knowledge from them. Those who went were forever changed by her Wisdom.

I liked to remind her that her influence was exponential.  Of the ministers and students she trained, most of them went on to do their own great work.  I don’t think she was aware of the incredible influence she had on the world.

I was also honored to participate in her video, “The Living Legacy” and hopefully will be able to get it out on the internet at some point.

One of the most amazing things about Judith was her ability to recognize the greatness in everyone who came through her life.  She wouldn’t hesitate to tell you how accomplished and wonderful you were and how much she loved and admired you. This was the first time in my life I encountered this, and it was very healing for me.  Her ability came, I think, from overcoming the limits of her own ego, getting to a place where she could bolster other people up in a very positive way.  Most people do just the opposite. This was the genius behind her amazing classes, Wisdom Circles and counseling. Judith radiated pure love.

Judith was a very enlightened being who was way ahead of her time.  Her legacy will live on forever in her students, friends and all the people in their respective spheres of influence.

Most of all though, Judith was my friend. She can never be replaced and there will forever be a void in my heart that will never be filled again.

RIP in peace, dear friend. I love you.

Love and Light, Georgia

Reiki: Do No Harm?



One of basic tenets of Reiki is that it can do no harm.  But what does that really mean?  I see that the “New Agers” on the Reiki forums believe that Reiki is some fluffy healing modality that is all love and light.  In a sense, in the big picture it is; however, healing is not so simple.

The big picture is that ultimately, it won’t do any harm because it’s all universal life force energy. But the truth is, take that life force energy and hit a big blocked chakra and there . will be some repercussions. As the blocked chakra is opened by the flow of Reiki, stored up negativity, blocked energy and bad memories are released. This can cause a healing crisis. A healing crisis is a temporary worsening of symptoms prior to healing.

I remember many years ago, I took my son for a Reiki II attunement before I became a Reiki Master.  He was about 10 years old.  Later that afternoon, I sent him off to the hills behind our house to pick White Sage for me. Well, the next day, he woke up COVERED in poison oak.  It was so bad I had to take him to the doctor. She said it was the worst case she had seen in a long time. The interesting thing was, it only lasted a couple of days. And he never got it again, though he continued to pick Sage for me. I realized later that he experienced a healing crisis that ultimately cured his poison oak allergy, however, he was pretty miserable for a couple of days.

Another student of mine ended up in the hospital with a latent intestinal problem right after her Reiki Master attunement.  She recovered and healed of the problem, but she had a couple of difficult days. Was it a healing crisis?  It’s totally possible.

Another student had his Reiki II attunement and became severely depressed as his wife had just recently passed.  All the suppressed mourning came out and he had to see a doctor. He moved through it and was ultimately better, but again, it was a rough few days.

My point here is that we can’t look at Reiki as some fluffy New Age rose colored modality. As Reiki Masters, we often deal deep dark issues that emerge in our students.  It’s a Reiki Master’s responsibility to be available for his or her students during this period. A Master must have proper professional referrals if needed for his students. You can’t get that from an internet video. Reiki is a serious healing modality, not some abracadabra, poof!  You’re healed! Healing takes time, dedication and courage to face our demons for once and for all.

It’s been my experience that the Reiki I attunement healing crisis is basically physical. The Reiki II attunement is primarily emotional and mental, though it might have physical repercussions.  And the Master level is physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. Many of my students have reported a real connection to all-that-is during the cleanse period of the Master level.

It’s important to find a Reiki Master who is experienced in all these possibilities.  And to realize that healing is WORK…there is no “McSpirit”.

Love, Georgia