Divination for the Ages & a Giveaway

 Everyone has a gift of divination. A sixth sense that tells us when something is not quite right. Many believe that these gifts are something that happens randomly and by chance. To me, I think this is not quite true. I believe that we have the ability to not only see these gifts but also to enhance them. 

My research for this piece began with a simple list of methods of divination. Every possible thing you can think of can be a method of divination. I believe that we all posses the "powers" to "see" things. Our use of technology and (though it is quite radical) the food we eat impact our ability to connect to the spiritual world. 

Over the last few years I have spent countless hours working on my craft. As we are exposed to more television and media we lose contact with our natural abilities into the magical realm. Finding time to cut away from these distractions and focusing on your talents will lead to a stronger connection to the supernatural. Keeping your mind and body healthy and strong will only intensify this connection.

Practice makes perfect. This is completely true for magic as it is for the mundane. We take the time to water our plants, talk to them and watch the grow. We take out our brushes and paints, to create a wonderful creation time and time again. This is what we also need to do for our gifts of divination.

There are many ways to "read". Some of our more common types would be tarot card or oracle card readings. These are conducted by an intuitive who chooses a type of card and then lays them out in a specified layout to provide insight into questions asked by the client. The most common type is a past, present, future layout.  Locating a reliable reader, with a strong connection is key to having a successful psychic experience. If you're interested in tarotmancy, I highly recommend The Bone Songs Witch. You can find her Facebook page here.  She has an uncanny ability to get to the heart of the reading and provides a solid reading.

Photo 1 - Sacred Geometry of Relationships Oracles                    Photo 2 - The Antique Anatomy Tarot

Scrying is another common form of divination.  These are conducted as either water scrying - usually done with a bowl of water; fire scrying - usually done by gazing into a log fire but can be achieved using other sources of fire light such as a candle. Mirror scrying is another form. Traditionally an obsidian stone is used to gaze into in order to receive the message. Modern psychics use an assortment of mirrors including some amazing handmade creations available online. 

These mirrors can be simple or ornately designed. Some amazing creations are available on the market including these examples from Primitive Witchery's website.  You can also find more on their Facebook Page.

At a very young age I noticed that sometime I was able to "see" things about people that others could not. I would see shadows across the body indicating an illness or injury or a darkness behind their eyes showing deception. At times this was so frightening for me I would leave public spaces to hide their negativity. I found ways to "turn it off" if you will so that I could go about my daily chores without being completely exhausted at the end of the day. 

Today, I very rarely do in person readings. This type of reading is similar to Psychometry, but does not require me to physically touch the item. 

My photo reading are available to purchase on Facebook and are delivered either via email or messenger. My process is once an agreement is made, a photo is sent to me without any explanation. I will then mediate on the photo and provide any information that comes to me.  I have found everything from medical problems to marital problems. It all depends on what the image is willing to share.  There are even times when the photo has nothing to say to me.  If that happens I usually reach out to the client and ask for a new photo.

So what I'd like to do now is offer a giveaway for three readings.  Enter to win one of three readings in the Rafflecopter link below. I'll choose three people to win a free reading!

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(Blogger, Rafflecopter, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter are in no way affiliated with this giveaway. Readings are for entertainment purposes only and should not replace qualified medical/professional advice - Void where prohibited by law.)

Here are some assorted videos on different types of divination.

Getting into a New Life

 Samhain marks a new year for me. I think of it as a time when we morph into a newer form of ourselves and journey forward into a new life. We give a nod to the energies that come ever so near as the veil thins and bid them pass on their wisdom of the unknown. This is the time that I embrace change. These last few years have been incredible for me.  I have stood in awe watching things that I thought would be forever crumble around me.

I began to actually see what the Buddha meant by dukka. Our suffering, my suffering is rooted in attachment to things that are not permanent. By definition, this attachment causes suffering. I have found that as I begin to notice that things are indeed impermanent; it becomes easier to keep my sense of peace. 

One of the most profound things I have ever read was in an interview with Thich Nhat Hahn.   

I have noticed that people are dealing too much with the negative, with what is wrong. They do not touch enough on what is not wrong—it’s the same as some psychotherapists. Why not try the other way, to look into the patient and to see positive things, to just touch those things and make them bloom? - Thich Nhat Hahn

While some may thing this is sticking our heads in the sand, he goes on to explain that we can see what is wrong in the world but only water the seeds of things that bring us joy.

We have to take a moment to breathe and listen to ourselves so that we can simply sip our tea or wash the dishes.  We can be in this moment to find joy.  I use the fourteen precepts to help me through our day. I'd like to share them with you in this post.

While you look over this new day with fear or happiness. Remember nothing is permanent. All things change. Where we are today is a different place than yesterday and tomorrow. We need to look into ourselves and find the seeds of happiness and water those seeds. We need to share those seeds with others around us until we have a garden of happiness around the world. 

In you, I see me.  We interare.

The Fourteen Precepts of Engaged Buddhism

  1. Do not be idolatrous about or bound to any doctrine, theory, or ideology, even Buddhist ones. Buddhist systems of thought are guiding means; they are not absolute truth.
  2. Do not think the knowledge you presently possess is changeless, absolute truth. Avoid being narrow-minded and bound to present views. Learn and practice nonattachment from views in order to be open to receive others’ viewpoints. Truth is found in life and not merely in conceptual knowledge. Be ready to learn throughout your entire life and to observe reality in yourself and in the world at all times.
  3. Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education. However, through compassionate dialogue, help others renounce fanaticism and narrowness.
  4. Do not avoid contact with suffering or close your eyes before suffering. Do not lose awareness of the existence of suffering in the life of the world. Find ways to be with those who are suffering, including personal contact, visits, images, and sounds. By such means, awaken yourself and others to the reality of suffering in the world.
  5. Do not accumulate wealth while millions are hungry. Do not take as the aim of your life Fame, profit, wealth, or sensual pleasure. Live simply and share time, energy, and material resources with those who are in need.
  6. Do not maintain anger or hatred. Learn to penetrate and transform them when they are still seeds in your consciousness. As soon as they arise, turn your attention to your breath in order to see and understand the nature of your hatred.
  7. Do not lose yourself in dispersion and in your surroundings. Practice mindful breathing to come back to what is happening in the present moment. Be in touch with what is wondrous, refreshing, and healing both inside and around you. Plant seeds of joy, peace, and understanding in yourself in order to facilitate the work of transformation in the depths of your consciousness.
  8. Do not utter words that can create discord and cause the community to break. Make every effort to reconcile and resolve all conflicts, however small.
  9. Do not say untruthful things for the sake of personal interest or to impress people. Do not utter words that cause division and hatred. Do not spread news that you do not know to be certain. Do not criticize or condemn things of which you are not sure. Always speak truthfully and constructively. Have the courage to speak out about situations of injustice, even when doing so may threaten your own safety.
  10. Do not use the Buddhist community for personal gain or profit, or transform your community into a political party. A religious community, however, should take a clear stand against oppression and injustice and should strive to change the situation without engaging in partisan conflicts.
  11. Do not live with a vocation that is harmful to humans and nature. Do not invest in companies that deprive others of their chance to live. Select a vocation that helps realize your ideal of compassion.
  12. Do not kill. Do not let others kill. Find whatever means possible to protect life and prevent war.
  13. Possess nothing that should belong to others. Respect the property of others, but prevent others from profiting from human suffering or the suffering of other species on Earth.
  14. Do not mistreat your body. Learn to handle it with respect. Do not look on your body as only an instrument. Preserve vital energies (sexual, breath, spirit) for the realization of the Way. (For brothers and sisters who are not monks and nuns:) Sexual expression should not take place without love and commitment. In sexual relationships, be aware of future suffering that may be caused. To preserve the happiness of others, respect the rights and commitments of others. Be fully aware of the responsibility of bringing new lives into the world. Meditate on the world into which you are bringing new beings.

From “Interbeing: Fourteen Guidelines for Engaged Buddhism,” Revised edition: Oct. 1993 by Thich Nhat Hanh, published by Parallax Press, Berkeley, California.