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What Do Sparkles (and Orbs, and Spirit Lights) Look Like? By Melissa Leath

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Kids Growing Up Psychic Series

Some smaller children see them during the daylight, even outside in the Sun. Others see them swirling in patterns, sometimes in different colors. Yet others see them only at night.

Spirits, angels, and guides show themselves to us all the time. But we don’t always recognize their presence. Adults especially have a difficult time seeing spirit energies. But the New Kids are so wide open that they see these energies easily.

Parents usually report confusion and fear concerning their young children seeing such things. The kids are usually seeing “sparkles” and orbs at the age of three or four, and it lasts at least several years. They view the experience as normal, and may not say anything special about it, thinking that everyone sees them.

The phenomenon gets stronger, and by the time they are eleven or so, it is very common to them. Older children, can be ridiculed, accused of making up the whole thing, and shy away from sharing the experiences. I have known some children that run and jump to try and catch the sparkles.

It may seem like a strange anomaly. But seeing Sparkles, Orbs, and other Spirit Lights is as normal as can be. But I imagine having your child describe something to you that you have never seen would be difficult to understand – and believe. Let me assure you, that if your child is seeing something very special – and natural.

What Does This Energy Look Like?

Sparkles can be seen by people as small flecks of dust, iridescent particles, flashes of light, blinking clear lights and something called “static,” such as the static or fuzz you might see on the television when the station has gone off the air.

Many have said they see them better at night, in the dark. While others (especially, smaller children), see them during the daylight, even outside in the Sun. Others see them swirling in patterns, sometimes in different colors. These people occasionally see black or dark sparkles, but not very often. Sometimes they spin around and blend together. Usually, it is seen with eyes closed as well as open.

Have You Ever Seen Fuzz and Particles?

After going back into my own childhood, I realized I have always seen sparkles. However, I would not have called them that. To me it was more like hazy fuzz. If I could describe it now, I would say it was the substance that matter is made of. It looks like manifesting energy to me.

Just What Is This? Lifting of the Veils

Now that the veils are lifting from our awareness, and the energies are opening up to other dimensions; we are able to recognize things so much more. The separation between the earthly realm and the spiritual realm is beginning to open up and blend. The thing is that the Sparkles (or energy fields) have always been there: just as the aura around a person is always there, but many people cannot see it. Only after they have been instructed as to what it is, and how to see it, do they really recognize it.

The way I understand, the particles that present themselves like Sparkles, Orbs and Spirit Lights are very visible. But it is not distinguished by the brain. It seems to be part of another dimension and not something that we are accustomed to seeing, so it does not register in the brain as being real. Only after you understand that it could be a possibility can you begin to identify it.

Another way to think about it is the spirits of those who have passed away are always around us. But we might not be able to see them. Sometimes, you can see movement out of the corner of your eye. You turn your head, trying to see it physically and it disappears. It works the same way with Sparkles.

Some children believe the Sparkles are angel lights. That could be. Also, there is a new resurgence of a phenomenon called “orbs”. They are large, round balls (at least larger than the sparkles) that float around, usually at night. Quite often they show up in photographs. They seem to represent spirit energies or entities of one kind or another and like to be around nature.

So the thought that Sparkles could be angel lights makes sense. However, I am given the information that the Sparkles are an element of energy that is “arranged” by angels in a manner that we can appreciate, and possibly connect with. So they are not really the angels, but are sent by the angels.

We All Have the Ability to Experience Sparkles

If you close your eyes very tightly and rub them with your hands, then open them, you see sparks of light. This is a natural affect due to the pressure of pushing on the eyeball. But with energetic or spirited Sparkles it works the other way around. You must lose your focus, or not wanting to focus on anything.

It works better when you are in your bedroom at night after you turn off the light. I usually close my eyes as soon as the light goes out, because when I was a child, I could see these particles moving around, forming designs. It scared me so badly that I learned to close my eyes to keep from seeing it.

Here is a great experiment to try:

  • After you get in the bed at night, turn out your light.
  • Lay in your bed with your eyes open.
  • After your eyes get accustomed to the darkness, everything will have a haze, or film covering it.
  • You might even see it moving around.

Yes, you might even think you are going crazy! But believe me, you are not. The more you play with this concept, the more you will experience.

Yes, I see a beautiful pattern and they are sacred geometrical shapes. Very intricate and even the smallest pattern within the large pattern is geometrical. When looking at the design from a large viewpoint, I see bigger shapes made from the smaller shapes. – Eleven year old.

Here is a list of the way some kids see these energies:

Sparkles

Orbs or Bubbles

Spirit Lights

Dancing Lights

Fuzzy blobs

Glitter

Flowing Colors

Floating Energy

What if you don’t want to see them?                                                                                                                                                                                                             

You and your child are always in control of the things you allow in your energy field. Ask your guardian angels and spiritual guides to help you with this. Tell them nicely that you don’t want to see the sparkles all the time. Then plan a special time that you could see them, only when you want to. Being empowered with this beautiful gift is important. After all, you are in charge of what you want to have around you. Also, if it just gets too much at a certain time (say, at bed time) ask the sparkle energies to stop showing themselves to you then. Be nice and polite, but firm.

In Conclusion

The purpose of this article is to give understanding that we all see things. Sometimes we don’t acknowledge them, or might ignore them. But our children are able to see many things and interact with them. It’s all fine. It is normal (not paranormal). Blessings.

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NOTICE:

** While explaining Sparkles and other spirit energies, it must be understood that I am referring to the spiritual concept of seeing an energetic substance – not a physical vision, or eye problem. And I encourage anyone who thinks their situation might be physical in nature to see a medical professional concerning it. **

© 2015, Melissa Leath. All rights reserved.

About Melissa Leath

Melissa is owner of Off the Beaten Path Intuitive Arts, facilitator of the Professional Psychic Medium Certification Program, medium, mentor, and author of Psychic Integrity, The Respected Practice of Modern Day Mystics and Does Your Child See Sparkles? Help for Parents Guiding Psychic Kids.

Find Your Psychic Self at http://www.melissaleath.com

Tarotscopes: May 2015 with the Zerner Farber Tarot

Monthly Theme

7 of Pentacles

This is a time to get to the root, to the foundation of your intention. Every thing in life begins with a seed of intention… whether you know it or not. Don’t let yourself get caught in the hype of feeling unfulfilled, or frustrated because things just aren’t working out. Go back to basics. Look at where you are, and what you are putting into the Universe. Are you saying one thing and doing another? Before long things will begin to bloom!

Aries March 21-April 19

The Lovers

You are standing at an intersection in your life. You have options. Many paths you can choose. Look at them, feel them, trust your heart. Logic cannot take you where you need to go. This is a time to trust what feels right. You may feel called down one path, pulled by desire… but is desire enough leverage? Be still, and listen!

Taurus April 20-May 20

10 of Wands

You feel like you are going to break under the weight of your life, and responsibilities. Taurus, remember… these things are what you wanted. It may not feel as though you are living the dream, but the thorns along the path are just reminders of where you’ve been. Don’t let the pressure break you; you can set down this burden at any moment. There is no shame in changing your mind. Dream a new dream. There’s beauty and grace in admitting that your past self no longer knows what is best for your present self.

Gemini May 21-June 21

The Emperor

Gemini, which you is in control right now? Stop the power struggle. Stop letting one side of you control the other. Learn to dance with all the facets. The yin and yang. The dark and light. Tap into the rhythm of your own beat. You may feel like you’re moving in circles, but circles are the rhythm of the Universe. Whether or not you see it… you are getting somewhere. May will finally give you answers.

Cancer June 21-July 22

5 of Pentacles

You are not defined by your mistakes, or shortcomings. Everyone makes mistakes. They are nothing but reminders to be mindful, to take time for yourself, and to reflect. Your lack of vitality is nothing more than you forgetting your own strength. Look inward, rather than outward. Don’t look back, and don’t look forward. Let the light inside of your illuminate your next steps. Don’t be afraid to reach out to those whom you feel a strain with. Love opens doors, as does compassion. When you can admit confusion, or defeat, you can begin to see a new path!

Leo July 23-August 22

The Empress

Leo, take some time to be in nature, and places that build your spirit. So many beautiful things are waiting to touch you, to inspire you. Wrap yourself in the arms of love, and stillness. Something is waiting to be born of inspiration. Your muses are whispering in your ear. Will you take the time to listen? Before you get caught up in the day to day, and responsibilities, ask yourself what you’ve been dedicating yourself to. It’s okay to be gentle… compassion is the most distinguished sign of bravery.

Virgo August 23-September 22

3 of Swords

There is a restlessness humming in your head. You are itching for change. You want a new view, a new lease on life. But you feel like all the pins are sticking straight in your heart. Don’t let pain weaken your spirit… you have been through enough to know that this too will pass. Befriend your darkness; make love to your heartache. Stop to listen to your soul… that is your ticket to freedom!

Libra September 23-October 22

Princess of Swords

A flood of ideas seems to be filling your waking moments, and maybe even your dreams. Strive to decipher the cryptic messages being sent your way. There is something profound in the either waiting to be unveiled. Create a dialogue with yourself. Pick up the pen, the brush, or the tools… and begin to create. Don’t limit yourself to logical thinking, and linear goals. Surrender to your confusion, and see where it takes you.

Scorpio October 23-November 21

10 of Swords

In the rubble of what you thought would be will rise a new, more inspired path. Mend your wounds. Refresh your mind. Replenish your spirit. Scorpio, you may struggle with being in the hear and now, but if you give into the cycle of life, and death you will touch the mystery of rebirth. Let the ashes of destruction anoint the path of the future. You aren’t alone, you aren’t broken… my dear you are just changing.

Sagittarius November 22-December 21

The Wheel of Fortune

Sagittarius, move through the next month with mindfulness. Don’t pray for luck, rather affirm opportunity. You have everything you need before you… let your hands and heart be guided to use these tools in the appropriate manner. People and situations will begin to fall away. Mourn the loss if you must, but know that one thing must move in time and space for something to replace it. Be present, be aware, and look for the dots to connect.

Capricorn December 22-January 19

9 of Swords

Sleep on the things that make you anxious. Before you rage into battle with your shadow… let me remind you that you aren’t enemies. Your fear is a gauge giving your indicators of where you are, and where you are going. If you feed your fear, you are limiting you potential. Take healing moments of reflection, get enough sleep, and drink plenty of fluid. You are purging. Don’t fight this. You are purging feelings, people, and experiences…. DO NOT fight this.

Aquarius January 20-February 18

Prince of Hearts

You are a poet. A gypsy soul. What poetry lives inside of you? The walls of your soul are lined with stories to be told. Express yourself. Live life with grace and poetry. The next month will test your daringness with people, and love. Will you move forward unencumbered by the weight of longing? Don’t let wanton hearts take you away. If you look the future in the eyes, in all your glory… the things you seek will find you. Affirm: I wont fear love.

Pisces February 19-March 20

Death (A repeat from last month).

You are in a stage of metamorphosis. All your fragments, and parts are knitting together to create a more congruent self. This can be a painful process. The next few months will feel lonely, and isolated. There is no need to panic; you will see the light soon. If you slow down, and breathe things will be much easier. Ask for help. Pray for answers. Close your eyes and listen. Destruction is the mother of creation.

Befriending Spirit Guides (Imaginary Friends Aren’t Make-Believe) by Shaheen Miro

Shaheen Miro:

New article from the Kids Growing Up Psychic series.

Originally posted on The Go Between: Psychics, Mediums and Integrity by Melissa Leath:

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~~ Melissa’s Note~ Shaheen has done it again! He has shared another concept dealing with psychic children. This is the next installment of our series Kids Growing Up Psychic. ~~

Every person is born into this life with a beautiful collective of celestial helpers. These are our spirit guides, angels, loved ones, and ascended masters. Some of them are always present, and others float in and out of your life when they’re needed.

As a beautiful glowing ember in the universe, your psychic child has a special connection to the spirit world, meaning their celestial helpers are much more accessible to them. You may find your child talking and playing with an “imaginary friend”, or recounting elaborate stories with their “imaginary friend”.

This friend is probably not imaginary at all… it is his or her spirit guide! Pay attention to the stories, and the encounters…

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To all the Gypsies

My head and heart have been filled with so many things. Shadows and glimmers of light, blooming into stories. There is something in the air that hints at change. I see it outwardly… a big move coming, and a chance to see my life from a different vantage point. It is empowering to take a step forward into the unknown, and closer to the life that feels congruent with my spirit.

In some ways I feel like I am finally learning to dance, and yet I am still learning from my own inner monsters… but isn’t that the journey we are all on? For now I see a few things clearly. The moment to moment just makes sense, as long as I don’t think too much about it. “Just be”, That’s what I hear in my heart.

Here is to new life, and new adventures. I am opening myself up to the good things. I am taking time to let myself be with love, and light. To be with my dreams, and my goals. I know there is a lot of magic still to be found.

Now that all these changes are happening I have to honor when I can and cant do things. I need to honor when there is no need to write, and jump at the chance to explore a new idea. It doesn’t always make sense on the outside. But life isn’t about making sense to the outside world… it’s about making sense to yourself.

My prayer is that I can learn to dance, to move and grind with all the things that live inside, and all the things that the Universe is sending my way. The more open, the more humble, and the more grateful I am the more magic I seem to find. I guess that is grace. I affirm grace in this moment, in each moment.

Take a moment to feel the grace inside of you. Take a moment to affirm grace. Be beautiful, and be brace. Most of all spread your love to the world… there is so much need for this right now. It is so easy to forget that!

Sending love to all the Gypsies out there.

Shaheen

Tarotscopes: April 2015

Tarotscopes: April 2015 with the Karma Tarot

Monthly Theme

5 of Wands

Stop for a moment and contemplate the current state of your life. Where are you bleeding away your energy? What is eating away at your heart? What is stealing your light? Stand strong, and gather your emotions. This is a time of self-empowerment, and composure. Don’t be afraid to standout. Wave your banner high. Communicate what you are thinking, feeling, desiring. What questions do you have for the Universe? For the people around you? Don’t make assumptions. Ask questions. Challenge the picture before you.

Aries March 21-April 19

Lilith (The Empress)

Aries, look at where you’ve been. Look at what you’ve learned, experienced, and had the opportunity to explore. You are worldly, even when you don’t feel so. You have seen heartache, and love. You have seen the dark and the light. Hold tight to your power, and radiate it out into the world. You don’t have to take action, to be in motion. Let your power, your ideas, and your dreams, germinate. Be subtle, go inward, and let the force inside of you propel its way outward in its perfect time!

Taurus April 20-May 20

7 of Coins

You are in a very receptive place, Taurus. Taking in, and taking on the things bubbling and crackling around you. Be gentle with yourself, as you are feeling overwhelmed by the flood of emotions and information. This is a very psychic time for you, drifting in the lofty world of the between places. As an earth sign, this tends to be a little unnerving for you. Feel your feet beneath you. Say hello to the unknown. Most of all… wait, and listen.

Gemini May 21-June 21

4 of Wands

This is a time of orchestrating, and calculating plans, moves and next steps. You can take a single atom, and build a universe. You have the power within you to make all things a reality. You may not feel this capable right now, but know that you are laying down the foundation, planting the seeds for something much bigger than even you can imagine. Stay strong, stay steady, and be comforted in the knowledge that even subtle gestures can make waves.

Cancer June 21-July 22

Strength

Cancer, you are grappling with emotions, and have a tendency toward retreat. You find yourself wilting under the pressure of daily demands. You are thinking too much to move rhythmically with the beat of the Universe right now. Stop forcing, stop fearing… and just start flowing. You cannot subdue the beasts of the unknown by fighting against it. The real secret is to touch it gently, intently… and let your heartbeat link into the heartbeat of that which you fear the most.

Leo July 23-August 22

Knight of Coins

Your present state of mind has been on where you are at, where you are going, and will you have the resources to fund your next path. Leo, you are a creature of fire, of life and movement. You blaze in an aura of intensity. To touch the earth too closely can make you feel heavy… it bleeds away your vitality. Do not get stuck in the cycle of worry, meditate more on how you will express yourself, rather than how you will sustain yourself. All the possibilities you’ve been juggling will gently unfold without any need for force.

Virgo August 23-September 22

Knight of Cups

April is an invitation for you to explore your inner world, your softer side. Say hello to your emotions for a change. Don’t hide from them, don’t solider on, trying to man handle your feelings. You have nothing to prove right now. Be sad, be happy, be outrageous. Let your words, and feelings flow from you. Just like the planet earth, you have a deep well of beautiful water flowing under the surface… what is this lifeblood swirling inside of you? Have you taken the time to say hello? Let your affirmation moving forward be, “Thank you.”

Libra September 23-October 22

2 of Cups

There is a strange, and unsettling energy in the air. Something is calling you to look closer at the things you are binding yourself to. This can be love, work, addiction, and relationships. This isn’t to say any of these things are innately bad, but it begs you to answer the question… are you feeding your spirit? New energy is cycling in, and with it comes a new reality. Be brave enough to let go of the worn-out, you have no need to solve the riddles of the past, and accept the new!

Scorpio October 23-November 21

6 of Cups

You have hinged your next steps on the patterns of past failures. Learn from your history, but do not be bound to it. Be fluid. Be open. Be receptive. Only when you tap into your heart center, and let yourself pour out into the world will you find the things you seek. The answers truly lie before you in the unknown, not in uncovering retraced footsteps of dusty maps. Push yourself a little more, Scorpio… you will be better of for it.

Sagittarius November 22-December 21

8 of Wands

Sagittarius, you are being methodical, calculating plans, and steps forward. Remember that the path ahead isn’t a straight and narrow one. It can wind, bend, turn, and even fall off all together. Look for alternate routes… tunnel vision will be the bane of you. There is wisdom in looking for the footsteps of those before you. Maybe not to follow them, but to avoid them.

Capricorn December 22-January 19

4 of Swords

You are stuck in cage of mental blocks. Sometimes we bonder one thought too long for answers, never realizing that the apposing thought is actually the key to the question. Do not give in to anguish, and mental fatigue. This is a self-imposed reality. You can cut away the grime, and the baggage. Take a time out. Don’t make excuses just start making plans. Everything else can wait as you regain your sanity.

Aquarius January 20-February 18

Justice (A repeat from last month!)

Where is your composure? Do you need to be composed at all? These are questions to ask yourself. Cling not to the answer, instead ruminate on the question. There is so much power, and wisdom in contemplating the unknown, and breathing in possibility. Your inner world is seeking expression in the outer world. The more you deny your spirit, the more distorted your reality becomes. Speak out. Say what you need to say. Push forward. Ask questions. Probe and prompt the darkness. You’ll find in the falling from grace, you will gain wings!

Pisces February 19-March 20

Death

You are dancing in the integration of duality. Dark and light. Good and bad. Male and female. You’ll find a better vantage point when you turn yourself upside down, and sideways. The end of one thing heralds the beginning of another. Pisces let your emotions fertilize the bones of the past, of loss, and goodbyes… so that seeds can germinate and take root. New things are blooming, even in the wake of your self-described wasteland.

© Shaheen Miro 2015

Interview with Psychic Medium, Lisa Williams

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Lisa Williams! She is the bubbly, energetic, and totally awesome Psychic Medium that some of you may know from the show, Life Among the Dead! I remember watching Lisa in action and being completely moved by her messages, and most importantly, her approach to working with Spirit!

I hope you find this interview as insightful as I have! Let’s give a big thank you to Lisa for giving us a bit of her time!

Shaheen: There seems to be a lot of crazy, intense, and amazing energy in the atmosphere right now. People are “waking up” and asking questions about spirituality, etc. Can you talk about the spiritual awakening/revolution that is happening in the World?

Lisa: I think what has happened over the last 20 years or so, is that we have become more open to the world of spirituality and we are no longer associating it with religion.  Religion and spirituality can and often do go hand in hand but not all the time, it certainly depends on the person.

The media in general have opened up to the connection with have with energy, spirits and healing.  There have been some incredible results and circumstances that, while we cannot show how it happens there is no denying that it’s happened.

With the support of media in every context, it’s given everyone ‘permission’ to own their spirituality and purpose, and we are no longer afraid to speak about what we believe in which has increased the awareness or awakening in the world.

Shaheen: With this shift it seems like people are in a different headspace. What kind of questions are people asking during their readings now, vs. 5 or 10 years ago?

Lisa: Ironically it’s still the same.  When am I getting married, will I meet true love, are my loved ones ok? However I have noticed the increase of questions about their life purpose.  I find that more and more people want to know about their spiritual gifts and how to develop them.  I love getting these questions because it just shows the ripple effect, that one person can change and then they influence someone else and in continues.  It’s quite amazing when you sit back and watch it.
Shaheen: It seems like children are more and more aware than ever. What do you have to say about psychic kids? Any advice?

Lisa: Yes I believe that they are.  I do believe that more and more children are being born into the world where they are gifted healers and communicators with the other side.  However it also goes back to people being a little more open.  I know when I was a child I was told to shut up about it and not to say a thing, and now parents and their friends openly have discussions about this in their home so it’s now a ‘safe space’ to kids to be open about it.  Of course we are always going to encounter the skeptics and that’s ok, it keeps everything interesting.

When kids open up to their parents about what they are hearing, seeing and feeling, it’s important for the parents to remain open and not to have a moment of panic.  The slightest hesitation in a parent’s voice, or slightest negative body movement, a child will pick up on it, and it was cause the child to either panic or shut down, so if we can remain open that is the most important thing and to give the kids a place to talk about what is happening.  The other vital thing is to let the kids know that this is ‘normal’ for them to have these things happen and other people have it too.

Shaheen: Do you have any advice for people who are having extreme psychic experiences, or who just want to develop their intuitive abilities?

Lisa: First… ENJOY.  It’s very normal for this to happen especially as we are now more and more open to spirituality.  I would suggest the first thing to trust what you get and not to question it.  When we start to question the information that we get, we use our head and logic and this isn’t going to help us when it comes to working with our intuition. Believe in yourself and know that you have the ability, and then meditate.  Meditation will help you focus the mind and allow the random ‘thoughts’ of intuitive guidance come in.  That is the best thing when these moments happen you just have to trust! Even I have a few moments where I question or need validation, so it’s only natural to doubt especially when it’s something that you really want to know about.

Shaheen: Any last thoughts, messages, or ideas you want to share?

Lisa: I think it’s important that we trust our intuition and remain authentic.  This is going to allow you to stand in your power and believe in your gift.

Shaheen: Ooh… and before we go… are there any projects you are working on that we should keep an eye out for?

Lisa: I have just released my new Intuitive Soul Oracle Cards, which I am very excited about and I am looking at running new courses.  I’m going to be launching a new website, radio show and other fun stuff so keep an eye out in April 2015!

About Lisa William’s Work

I have been working as a psychic Medium for many years, helping people connect from this world to the next, and also giving guidance and insight from the world of Spirit by connecting with your family members and Spirit Guides. I also have the ability to tap into your life contract to help you find your true calling and direction in life.

I love the work that I do.

I still give private readings but I also tour giving messages from Spirit and teaching Spiritual Development Classes throughout the world.

Recently through my teaching I launched my own network of gifted advisors through Soul Connections and my own development school – the Lisa Williams International School of Spiritual Development or LW-ISSD for short.

I’m very proud of the work that I do and I know that it brings a great deal of comfort and healing to those who are grieving.

Check out Lisa at:  http://www.lisawilliams.com

Active Meditation for Kids: Creating Your Own Mandala, by Melissa Leath

Shaheen: Here is another beautiful article by Melissa Leath for the Kids Growing Up Psychic Series. This is really fun, and has my imagination running in so many directions! 

Psychic and empathic children can handle their gifts better if they know about meditation. But it does not always mean sitting still with eyes closed.

Meditation comes in many different modes. This time we will talk about Active Meditations. Anything that helps you stay focused and calm while doing something meaningful is Active Meditation. Making a Mandala is a perfect way to do that!

Mandalas have been used throughout time as a meditation tool. It is a piece of art that your child can create on a poster board, within a drawn circle.

Mandala means “circle” or “center”. The sacred circle can be seen everywhere in nature: galaxies, planets, flowers, etc. The energy of these powerful patterns is poured into Mandalas. They symbolize an aspect of nature and spirit. This energy can be used to help in the healing process, or transformation through meditation.

Making and meditating with mandalas can:

  • merge body, spirit and mind
  • uncover your own creativity
  • assist you in everyday life, making stress easier
  • calm the mind and body
  • be a healing tool for the soul

It is what I like to call an “active” meditation. By focusing on a special activity, you are constantly re-directing your attention on what you wish to do. By creating the mandala, your child will be spending time very focused in their project (the whole idea of meditation is centered on focus). It is made just for the child, with everything they enjoy looking at and feeling. All the pieces chosen will blend in the circle of the mandala in a way that means something to them. By taking symbols, colors and geometric forms of interest your child can create an instrument of transformation.

A few items you will need: old magazines or colorful ads and newspapers, construction paper and tissue paper in a variety of colors, poster board (20’’x20’’ is a great size), colorful fabrics and paints, copies of favorite photos, charms, flower petals, stick-on cutouts, safety scissors, glue sticks and double sided tape.

Make this into several projects.

You can make several focused projects out of Creating the Mandala. Take your time; (1) look around in nature; (2) scour yard sales, until you find the right things needed for the mandala, (3) spend time organizing the project in a special place.

Step One:

Decide what size you would like for the mandala. Prepare the poster board with a thin, light circle in the center of the board.

Step Two:

Choose a special picture or symbol for the center (focus) of the circle. It should be something that makes you smile: the sun, stars, something that connects you to the Creator or Divine Source. Tape or glue it to the center of the circle.

Your child will be attracted to special colors and geometric forms. When making a mandala, I prefer the circle to a square and will use it in different areas in my life. Also, I radiate towards purples, magentas and deep greens, instead of orange or red. We can be influenced by different colors and also use them in crafting a certain outcome.

Step Three:

After helping your child draw a large circle within the squared-off poster board, take pieces of colorful fabrics, papers or paints and create a backdrop on your board. This creates a foundation of the things you feel comfortable with or wish in your energy.

Blend them together, overlapping, if you wish, to mix them all together. Arrange them in a pleasing order. Add the different geometric forms to the poster, such as circles, triangles, paisley patterns, etc.

Your continued work with the project from the time you decide your symbols, colors and geometric forms, until you have finished, you will be imbuing it with your energy and start changing the frequency of your intentions.

After finishing your mandala you can use it to focus your thoughts on something you want in your life, such as love, peace, or joy. Or it could be used to heal something in your life.

How do you meditate with the mandala?

Here is how I’ve learned to do it:

  1. Place your mandala in front of you and relax.
  2. Focus on the center of the Mandala. Softly stare directly into it, blinking as little as possible.
  3. Breathe slowly in and out. After a little while you will notice a shift. The colors of the Mandala will become brighter or they may begin to move.
  4. Let yourself open to the energy that comes from the Mandala. Feel it flowing into you and through you. Do this for as long as it is comfortable.

After a while you will see the colors changing.

  1. Close your eyes. You can see the mandala with your inner vision (with your eyes closed.) Feel it as it changes. Part of the Mandala may become brighter and then fade.
  2. Imagine and feel the power and energy of the Mandala flowing through you. Feel as it calms you.

This is a special meditative activity and can be used anytime.

© 2015, Melissa Leath

About Melissa Leath 

Melissa is owner of Off the Beaten Path Intuitive Arts, facilitator of the Professional Psychic Medium Certification Program, medium, mentor, and author of Psychic Integrity, The Respected Practice of Modern Day Mystics and Does Your Child See Sparkles? Help for Parents Guiding Psychic Kids. Find out more about Your Psychic Self at http://www.melissaleath.com

Awakening Intuition Through Imagination

Originally posted on The Go Between: Psychics, Mediums and Integrity by Melissa Leath:

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Melissa’s Note: So happy to share with you our next installment for the Kids Growing Up Psychic Series, by Shaheen Miro, guest blogger.

You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.   -Mark Twain

Your psychic child is a beacon of light. A spark of the Divine, as we all are, yet he or she has a connection to that spectacular place beyond the veil (that has not yet been shut down). That beautiful thread that connects them to the Other Side is their imagination.

Imagination is the pathway to intuition. It is the blank canvas of possibilities, for which your inner world can come alive, animate itself, and speak to you. Children are intrinsically fantastical. They thrive off of using their imagination to paint the world in all the colors that make their souls feel alive. This is their Divine nature.

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Weekly Reading with the Tattered Nomad Oracle March 16, 2015

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