The Gypsy Talks: Q and A

Hello Beautiful People!

I receive a large number of questions about spiritual cleansing and protection, as well as many other metaphysical questions! I try my best to respond to comments and emails from everyone… and often times I find the questions being asked would be beneficial to more than just the person who has asked it. So I would love to share these questions and answers with everyone.

To share this information I will begin doing a video segment called, The Gypsy Talks! I will pick a few questions a week to answer and most a video. If you would like to ask a question you can leave a comment here, email me through the Contact section of the site, or ask me on Twitter.

Follow me on Twitter: Shaheen Miro @shaheenmiro and ask your questions with #TheGypsyTalks

All questions are welcomed: Spiritual Cleansing, Protection, Energy Healing, Spirit Guides, Dreams, Tea Leaf Reading, Intuition, etc.

Be sure to let me know what if there is a specific name you would like me to address you by, or if you want to remain anonymous.

I look forward to hearing from you

Xoxo,

Shaheen

The Gypsy’s Tricks for Spiritual Cleansing and Protection: Energetic Investments

© Shaheen Miro Shaheen's Tattered Nomad Oracle

© Shaheen Miro Shaheen’s Tattered Nomad Oracle

Do you wonder why you can’t get someone off your mind? Are you frustrated with your dreams? Do things seem to be going all wrong? Are you chronically dealing with an unresolved issue?

I have some secrets to share…

First, you need to understand energy. You need to understand how to use energy. Energy is currency. You give your energy to specific people, places, things, ideas, feelings, beliefs, fears, etc. You invest your energy the way you invest money.

When you make an energetic investment you have to ask yourself, “Is this going to pay off?” Because if it’s not then you’ve wasted vital energy. You want your energetic investments to feed your energy, to help it multiply! If your investments multiply, then you can invest in new things.

You make an energetic investment every time you take something to be true. You make an energetic investment every time you make yourself responsible for something. You make an energetic investment every time you dwell on something. You make an energetic investment every time you are afraid of something. And on and on it goes.

If you aren’t aware of your energetic investments, then you quickly have nothing! You feel stifled. You feel impoverished. You feel angry. You feel lethargic. You will as though nothing you want in life ever happens!

When you make an energetic investment, you make a commitment to give your energy to something. Will it pay off?

Energetic investments don’t stop at the initial transaction they are a continuous commitment. When you commit to someone in a relationship, you energetically invest in them… you establish a cord between your heart and theirs. You’ve  given them a direct pipeline to your essence.

Ah! Now you see why negative relationships will age you, take your health, and make your whole world go dark. When you are in a negative relationship the other person is siphoning your life force away… leaving you with nothing! Pretty soon you will be hungry, without the strength to find sustenance.

Feed your energy! Don’t deplete your energy.

You want to be picky about who you attach yourself to. You want to be picky about the thoughts you choose to think. You want to be picky about the story you tell yourself. You want to be picky about the fears you entertain.

You’ve been given a certain amount of energetic currency. Use it wisely. It’s like mom and dad gave you your weekly allowance… you don’t want to spend it all in one place! Be conscious of what you invest in, be conscious of what you are manifesting.

If you are feeling stuck ask yourself why. Are you investing in something depleting? Do you need to unplug from something? Are you being careless with your energy? Are you entertaining worn-out thoughts and ideas?

Why are you starving for energy?

Invest your energetic currency in things that multiply and feed you. 

Sit down today and look at what you’ve invested in. Before you can make your dreams happen you have to unplug from all the dead ends and dead beats…then plug into the good stuff!

Practice spiritual cleansing to release these negative energies. Be conscious of your thinking.

Figure out what story is playing in your head, heart and spirit.

Check out this video on, Energetic Cords.

Spiritually cleanse yourself, and nourish your spirit by consulting a Reiki practitioner. Have a reading to pinpoint the blocked areas. Keep a running journal of your life to look back on! It’s all about being aware of yourself.

© Shaheen Miro 2013

beautiful boys

We were beautiful boys, too young to know better, and too proud to walk away. Something died in our hearts and minds, and was left rotting in the dark places of our souls. You had no clue how much you burned me and like a moth, I kept flying, a suicide bomber, back into your light.

They were strange, and made of gold. They glowed with warmth, but to the touch they were cold. You say everything will be okay… but once again, you do not know the path at which they go. They are always leaving. Dispensing their sorrows, to the wind with the dandelion heads. It was almost Summer then.

Keep your clothes on; there is no need to stand bare before me. There is nothing I wish to see, though I know every line that lives under your clothes. You were sculpted from the dark clay of the earth and fired in the kiln of the mountains. I saw you baptized by the fragile sea and kissed by the sun. So stand there in all your glory, but do not shed your clothes… for your exposed body would surly destroy me.

Now that there is nothing left to say. No one dares even write to the other. Let’s just let it float off into dust. You are not a fallen star to me. You will always shine. You gave me a chance, a voice and time to make my art. I have written down every word. I’ve taken it all in. Though we are saying good-bye to dying legends… the legends live on as stars; Lights in the night, to guide us home.

© Shaheen Miro 2/11/2012

daily card(s): the ten of cups and the prince/knight of cups

It seems that the cups are really speaking to me, which makes sense because of the emotional and spiritual alchemy I feel I am in the process of. I have been working hard to invite positive energy into my daily life and I’ve been honoring my feelings. I pulled the ten of cups and the knight of cups.

The ten of cups has always been a beautiful card to me because it has a sense of comfort and security attached to it. To me it represents family and support and all of the love and “riches” that one has attained. When I see this card I know I have what I need to reset easy and pursue my dreams.

I think this card also represents home. I have been gone for two and a half months and it has been magical and challenging. This is the first time I’ve ever been so far from home alone. It really tested me. I feel I passed the challenge and now I can share the treasures i’ve found with my loved ones.

The knight of cups reminds us of how beautiful and talented we are. He shows us that we can have anything we desire by tapping into our creative potential. We were given our talents and interest for a reason and if you ever want to have more than you do now…you have to honor your them!

I think I came here to honor my talent and to find what’s true for me. I’ve learned a lot about myself and what I am capable of. Ask yourself how you can use your gifts everyday. I think it benefits us to do something everyday in honor of our abilities and our dreams…no matter how small it may be.

I have become very aware of my dreams here in London, you may say I’ve even gained a few new ones. It’s amazing to have something to dedicate yourself to. I have no clue where I will end up on this path, but I do know I am not letting myself forget my dreams…that’s the message of the knight of cups. When I return home I know I am going to approach life differently and here it has already begun.

I am sending love to all of you…
Always…
Shaheen

(c) Shaheen Miro 8/25/2011

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daily card: the king of cups

This morning I drew the king of cups as the daily card. I should have know that on a rainy morning like this the cups would come to visit. The cups always suit me though, I find their energy very relatable.

Looking at this card I see a man on a beach, on a starry night, concentrating, eyes filled with wonder. I believe he is contemplating ideas, watching the seed of creation unfold. In his cup are all the possibilities that live in his imagination.

The magical part about the king is that he rules his kingdom, meaning that anything within his creative self, anything he can dream up, will have the potential for success. If he dedicates and applies himself he will be able to do anything…he has the potential for success in every sense of the word.

How fitting for me to draw this card. I have felt like I need to dedicate myself to what I love and follow my dreams…regardless. To draw this card is a sign for me to trust that feeling. I know that I am meant to be doing something amazing and so I shall pursue that. I know that my visions and dreams are divinely guided…as are yours. Let’s trust them.

Today marks the start of my last week here in London. I am sad, but I am also ready for home. I feel like things will be amazing when I return home and I am ready for the adventure. I think I will look at home with open eyes…I know there is more to see there than what I ever realized. So I’m ready to rock and roll!

I am on my way for coffee with one of my great London friends. I get to visit with him one last time before I leave. He is leaving for Italy this afternoon…so this is our last chance. So glad i met him. I am thankful for the wonderful people here.

I don’t know when I will be back in London again, but it will be soon. London has become a part of me. I don’t know how or why I’ll be back, but it will happen! When I want something I make it happen ;)

All the best,
Shaheen

(c) Shaheen Miro 8/24/2011

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All the things I love and dream….

All mine... my cat, my drawings and me :)

Even if I am out of my mind or time I still have these dreams

You can say a million things, but its nothing unless they see

The black cat stands as sentinel to the realm of the unknown

Where dreams and songs and shadows make their home

So don’t question it baby… they say love is the key

If you ask for it again, you just might find what they mean

I said, “I will sing all my songs to you, I will paint you a field of dreams.”

-Shaheen

(c) Shaheen Miro 8/22/2011

daily card(s): “grace”, the lady of faith, the lord of the forest

I slept in a bit this morning because I needed to recharge myself. I am such a night owl and I just feel more passionate when the sun goes down. I find myself wanting to write, draw, sing and create… which is unfortunate because I have to be quiet. I feel wonderful this morning though, no rushing, no agenda. I like when I can sit in my bed and listen to music and just take in the day, the words, the feelings. It really puts you in a different frame of mind and it affects the rest of your day.

I have had the past on my mind a lot, or my life at home I guess would be more accurate. I thought by coming here to London I would be healing and letting go of old patterns and feelings. I have literally been taken out of my life at home, like someone picked me up and sat me here in London. Nothing is really the same here. I thought that when I returned a lot of what had been bothering me would have cleared up and I would feel a little bit of freedom from it. But I dont believe thats the case. I have grown and changed, but the end of the chapter isn’t me stepping back on that plane.

I spent the evening with a friend of mine, having coffee and talking about life. We sat there discussing work, dreams and living and he said to me, “I admire you for doing what you love, regardless.” I was moved by that. Sometimes I wonder if I am strong enough to continue pursuing my dreams. Though I would never give up, I sometimes wish I could just rest for a 100 years or I wish that the dream would just appear. But my mother taught me that its in the work we come to appreciate what we achieve. I admire my friend greatly because he views life in a different way that I and for him to still respect me… it’s touching.

As I sat there sharing my stories with him and taking in his own, I realized how sad it is that I must leave this place. At first I felt lost, and then I felt a little jaded, and now I feel connected… London is my second home I believe. There is something here in the spirit of it all that has taken me. I will always want to return. Its so vast, yet small. Its so cold, yet filled with love. Its a rambling place, of history and contradictions, mixed with inspiration and a tinge of chaos. I love it all. It’s sad to think it may be years before I return. Its sad to think that the friends I have made may never see me again… but I will do my best to not let that happen.

I am blessed to have had the chance to come here. This has been a major part of my journey. Like the haunting owl I am on a search… it’s probably endless. There is something powerful about travel and meeting new people. Starting a new life, no matter how temporary, it gives you a sense of belonging and a sense of strength. I will keep this time with me, the people I’ve met will always be precious to me. And I believe when I return home I will have changed for than I know… for the better obviously. I am shedding my layers of pain.

I pulled 3 cards this morning from The Heart of Faerie Oracle. This deck is so alive to me. I always love what comes up because the cards just vibrate and they truly get to the heart of their message. The first card I pulled is a mystery card… it has no name. I instantly saw “Grace”…. so thats what I will call her. Then I pulled the Lady of Faith, whom I love! And the Lord of the Forest… he has looked into my soul a time or two.

Grace is a card that hold so much meaning to me because she tells me to get back to basics. She is part Unicorn, either in race or spirit, and she tells me to learn to be comfortable in my body, my mind and my spirit. Her message is to be “naked” in every sense of the word. Freely exposed to the world, yet not vulnerable. She says that if you let down the walls, shed the pain, and lift the veil of fear…. standing as you truly are to the world you will have what is considered true grace! I silently ask her to give me the strength for this!

the Lady of Faith is so beautiful to me. She has come to me many times. She wears armor to protect her, yet she leaves her heart exposed because she doesn’t want to block out experience. The Lady of Faith protects and guards you. Her message is to remember that you have worth and that worth is something you should believe in. For me she is saying, “Through all the changes and experience you encounter, no matter how hard it may seem, you are finding your spirit. No one can ever define your worth, but you and to let your worth be judged by others is to allow yourself to be seen through their eyes, which will be clouded by their own experiences. No one can judge your soul because its yours alone. Believe in yourself in your darkest hour… and know that love will find you there.”

The Lady of Faith reminds me to be free, as in the message of “Grace”, but she ask me to keep myself safe. Only let down your walls when you are ready to stand firm in your self worth. This message is so necessary for me right now because I felt a little let down by people in my life. Someone whom I cared about very much sort of tarnished me. I still care about this person, but our relationship has changed and though I have had a hard time with the change… it seems to not have been a problem for him. It made me question what it is about me… and I realized it isn’t anything to do with me… but that wasn’t very comforting at first. So here I stand picking up the pieces and finding strength and giving love because thats the only way to heal anything.

The third and last card is the Lord of the Forest. He is the energy of action and masculinity. He is a protector of the lady of the forest and he guard the fragile, gossamer dreams that she gently weaves. The Lord of the Forest always seems to poses me with his eyes, he looks in me, he looks through me. He is the kind of spirit that makes you feel uneasy… but not necessarily in a negative way. He tells me to take action, no more time to sit and be idle. If I want something… a dream perhaps then I need to DO something. Which isn’t always easy.

The Lord of the Forest isn’t much for being idle. He is a leader, a mover and a untamed force. He urges you to be a leader. He urges me to be the victor and the flag bearer. I if I want to get through these changes and get to the other side with my treasures in had, then I have to be firm in my goal and I have to blaze the trail. I know he is leading me to the end of this… protecting me.

These cards are all so powerful to me. I really needed their messages to remind me of what I am doing and where I am going. Their messages give me a jolt of energy. It brings me to my senses. So here I stand at the sea with a handful of ashes and I cast them to the wind… I give away all the problems, the pain and the fears. They are not my own anymore…

“The haunting owl, the haunting owl/She cries, she screams, she shrieks out loud/wide eyed because she cannot slumber/bound to fly in shameful wander/perched atop the Churchill tower, silence, waits, she draws on power/night and day, time the same/ she flies in furry, she flies for change.”

To all your gypsy souls… with love

Shaheen

(c) Shaheen Miro 8/18/2011

feeling renewed

Lately I have felt unable to write here. Sometimes writing to me is like being haunted, you can feel the presence of something looming, stalking, roaming somewhere behind you. I sometimes stop and ask, “what are you? What do you want to say?” But only when the ghost is ready does it answer.

Sometimes I write things and I read back and think, “wow that’s exactly how I feel!” and other times I look at the page, a little jaded, thinking my attempt to capture a feeling seems half hearted and worn out. But I gently remind myself that it’s all part of the journey and I just keep writing. I try to stay in motion.

Yesterday I spent time with a friend that I made here in London. He is a wonderful person. Though I’ve only known him for a short while, I can tell he is genuine… One of those people you can trust with anything.

Him and I spent the day at the market and then we had tea and talked in the park. We went to the market so I could get this bracelet I saw there a few days before. Its a silver cuff in the form of an owl that’s wings wrap around your wrist. I fell in love with her the first time I saw her and she stayed with me… So I had to go back and get her. After searching through stalls and stalls we finally found her again.

I wrote a poem about five years ago called the Haunting Owl. It was inspired by me seeing an owl in the daylight three distinct times all within a few days of each other. Now I feel like I’ve found her…in London. I will cherish this piece because it brings the spirit of that poem to life and it reminds me that there are those moments when the spirit of your words come to life and take flight.

So ending my day with my friend, we sat in the park by a church and talked about life and writing and music. We shared our stories, adding a much needed spark of inspiration to both of our lives. In the park were flowers and herbs and near to where we sat was a sage bush. It’s leaves were beautiful silver green and I spotted it the moment we sat down. I have always loved sage. I picked a few leaves, rubbed them together takin in their essence. Then gently tucked them into my journal as a symbol of cleansing and renewal.

It was a great day. Sometimes you need something in your life that just recharges you. It’s often the simple things. Time with a caring friend. The cool breeze of a park scented by sage. And a warm cup of mint tea.After all the rioting and the chaos that ensued I was left feeling a little abandoned and somewhat afraid. But I soon realized that I have a micro family here. People really showed they cared and it touched me. I feel more at ease now and yesterday helped bring me back to center.

I looked at my calendar this morning. I only have a few weeks left here and now I feel I will truly miss it. It has been magical, emotional and life changing. I’ve seen so much in such a short time. Another chapter of my life has been written, another facet to my journey. I came here to grow and I have and London will always be a part of me.

I hope all of you are doing well. Give me an update. Share your stories with me. I hope no matter what your doing… I hope your still dreaming. The worlds big, it’s badass and sometimes it pulls us under, but if you keep sight of something with meaning you will make it.

“I watched it burn. I watched them learn. I watched us pull from the ash something of change. I watched them cry. I watched them laugh. I watched them love again. So the haunting owl whispered on the wind.”

Love you,
Shaheen

 

(c) Shaheen Miro 8/15/2011

daily card: the knight of wands

I woke p this morning with a different view of my room, having slept at the other end of the bed. It was refreshing to see the sunlight come through the white lace. I laid there for a moment taking in the warmth of all the creamy colors. I then checked my emails and other online accounts and I found videos of Stevie Nicks’ performances last night on America’s got talent. It was wonderful to see her rock out. She sang For What Its Worth from her new album In Your Dreams and then she sang Edge of Seventeen the classic from her first solo album Belladonna. Very appropriate since yesterday was the 30th anniversary of Belladonna.

All the cards I received (May post more later).

It was great watching her this morning. It made me feel calm and at peace. It also made me realize how much love people put into their dreams. She at 63, is beyond gorgeous and she puts her heart and soul into her work and performances… And it has to be for no reason other than it makes her happy. That’s an admirable quality.

I’ve been thinking a lot about dreams and destiny. I spent time in the park again last evening. I wrote in my journal and played with my faerie cards and I took in the wonderful energy around me. The trees really ground me there and I love the yarrow that grows wild.

I kept getting from the faeries to keep going forward. I drew a few cards such as Bright Spark, which hinted at guidance coming in the darkness of the future. Even if I can’t see exactly where this path goes, the fae are reminding me to trust.

I pulled the prince (knight) of wands this morning. I love how the knights are coming out to play. Lots of court cards have shown up recently. A sign of planning I believe. And wands are about creativity and action. I saw the knight and thought, “what are you planning?” His appearance intrigues me because I am at a point now where the road head isn’t clear and though I am ready to meet the challenge, it is a little daunting.

The knight of wands is speaking to all of us. We get stuck in the mindset that nothing is going our way or nothing will change for the better or that those dreams and goals are too lofty. He is reminding us that it doesn’t have to be that way. We have the power to have whatever our heart desires. What’s the secret then? I’m not entirely sure, but the knight is about action. Maybe the secret is to stay in motion, to constantly stay involved with your goals… Have your hand in something you love. Dreams are meant to be intimate love affairs. I’ve said it before, we must live as if the dream is already here.

Let’s dedicate our lives to being happy. Let’s make love and art. Let there be no moment where you are giving your energy away to something that brings you down. It’s a difficult goal but its worth the effort. I want to remind you that it’s okay to be sad or down or discouraged. All of our emotions are important and they must be felt and respected. But remember to stay in motion… Feel the negative and move on.

Lately I have been learning that nothing but what makes me feel connected is worth my time. Someone asked me recently as we were heading to the tube, “why aren’t you running? It’s about to leave!” and I responded, “I don’t run. There will be another one.” It just doesn’t make sense to me to rush for things that don’t bring you joy. Take it one step at a time, be patient and keep dancing with life and destiny.

Today as I ride the bus the sun shines brightly and everyone looks beautiful. Something is glowing inside of people. Maybe it is the sun charging us… It’s a reminder to open your eyes and see things differently. Let the day inspire you and let the possibilities enter you… you never know what will happen!

Ride tall my friends… Into the unknown living for your goals and blazing the path to your destiny.

Much love,
Shaheen

(c) Shaheen Miro 7/28/2011

 

daily card: the knight of pentacles

I feel a little rushed this morning, almost anxious. I stopped for a moment and gently reminded myself that the day will be wonderful and there is no need to rush. I held my amethyst and rose quartz crystals in my hand and invited their spirits into my own.

Yesterday was a wonderful day. I woke up much more refreshed than today… I guess because there was no expectations. I told myself the day would be dedicated to relaxing.

I completed a few chores and a couple online tasks for work and then a set out to connect to my spirit. I drew a few fairies… I guess they are really speaking to me now. I then had to decide whether I wanted to attend a business engagement with my boss or spend some time in the park.

At first I wanted to go to the party with my boss. It sound like a lively evening and there was the possibility that new opportunities could come from it. But I wasn’t inspired by the prospect. I felt she needed the time with her husband. And I needed the time in the park.

I made my way to the park confident in my decision and I found a nice tree to sit under. I spread out a scarf and my books and things and retrieved my iPod so I had some music to inspire me.

I sat there for almost three hours writing and playing with my new cards. I felt so at peace in the grass with the flowers and trees. It was grounding for me and it allowed me to be present in my emotions.

I’ve realized that I am in the process of letting go of old and worn out feelings and ideas. I’m becoming grounded in my dreaming as well. What I thought I wanted before is becoming different now. I’m finding that my dreams have evolved and I believe I am learning the true meaning of grace.

I pulled the knight of pentacles this morning. It’s interesting that pentacles keep showing up. Yesterday it was the 7 of pentacles. I have to ask myself then… What am I building my foundation on? What am I dedicating myself to?

When I see the knight of pentacles I see myself charging onto a new goal, a new idea or dream. He is a sign that I am heading in a different direction and that my change of heart should be welcomed on my walk with destiny.

Seeing him also reminds me to be mindful of small choices. He says, don’t be too impatient. There is a balance that you must achieve when pursuing a dream… You must stay in motion but remain patient.

Drawing him after the 7 of pentacles is a reminder that hard work will pay off. It my be tiresome and disheartening at times… But if it starts with a spark of inspiration it will lead you closer to the dream.

Sometimes I wonder what the hell I’m doing. I think about my life and question if I am wandering aimlessly. But as gypsies always do… I take to the wind. In doubt I just close my eyes and ride.

I want you to know that you are never a fool. No matter how crazy your dreams may be or how much of a mistake you think you’ve made or how hopeless you feel… There is always a light that shines through the night. Just stay faithful to the goal. Remember what the fae said yesterday.

I have questioned a few times why I am here but I remind myself it’s because I listened to the call. Last night I stood in the dark doorway to the back garden and a little gleaming eye caught my attention, so I stepped into the dark and bent down to see better and there stood the little black cat who I’ve seen a few times.

She was so graceful and free. I don’t know what she was doing in our enclosed garden… Other than being my little guide. She almost let me pet her this time. She came up to me and looked me in the eyes for a long while, but she wasn’t ready for me to touch her. So I left her be and thanked her.

She reminded me that I am here for the right reason. I am following a dream, I am listening to my intuition and I am taking my independence.

I wish us all well on our way. Be faithful knowing that like the knight you will ride into your dreams beautiful and strong and though it may be hard work you will reap the reward of the seeds you sow.

Rule your life like a bird in flight…
With love
Shaheen

(c) Shaheen Miro 7/27/2011

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