Spiritual Cleansing Mini Workshop Friday August 7, 2015

Screen Shot 2015-08-03 at 8.57.36 PMDo you ever feel uninspired, heavy or just dull? Do you ever feel “cursed” or caught in a streak of bad luck? Many clients describe having a heavy cloud hanging over their head, causing them loss pain and heartache.

It’s true that you may be stuck in a string of karmic lessons. Or caught in a loop of negative energy. Often times this “curse” or “steak of bad luck” is an unconscious creation of your own mind and energy. You are allowing something into your life that is causing you to suffer.

Are you helpless?

No, you can actually change this…

Join me for an afternoon of spiritual cleansing tips and tricks! We will discuss a handful of practical, and powerful spiritual cleansing techniques that you can incorporate into your daily routine.

Take ownership of your energetic story… manifest the life you want!

Where: Cincinnati

When: August 7, 2015 4:00-5:30 pm

Cost: $30 per person

Minimum: 5 people

Maximum: 8 People

This will be an intimate setting. The cost will include printouts, and other materials provided in the workshop.

To sign up please email: shaheen@shaheenmiroinsights.com

Natural Foods, Empathic Child Challenges, and Picky Psychic Kids, by Melissa Leath

Being a young empathic, your child could be sensitive to many external things, besides other people’s energy. Examples could be loud noises or extreme light, clothing that rubs their skin in an irritating manner, pollen and other outside irritants such as weeds and flowers. Carpeting and flooring glue can cause problems too.

Being physically grounded and fully “in the body” are essential tools in dealing with these situations.

So what can help your child stay physically grounded? Food

More specifically, the best food for your child helps your child stay grounded to deal with these outside sensitivities. Since each child is different from their siblings and parents, there are no steadfast rules about what foods are better and what are worse. Each child has special needs. So it is important to learn more about the different types of natural foods, synthetic foods, and junk foods. This may take some experimentation.

Keeping life and health in simplistic balance is a natural way to prepare a child with special requirements. Monitor what your child is eating, by only having natural and organic foods at home. Let them be active in the planning and preparation of meals.

There has been so much research dealing with attention problems and hyperactive children. Do some of your own research and find out what works best for your child’s balance in energy. Some of their stress could be coming from food allergies such as food dyes, preservatives, and additives, as well as pesticides.

Consider some of these options:

  1. Some kids do better with all fresh vegetables and fruits instead of canned.
  2. Others do well with only raw foods
  3. Gluten free eating may be a way of clearing toxins from the body.
  4. Juicing fresh fruits and vegetables is a great way to get the nourishment needed and could be right for your child.
  5. The natural color of food may play a big role in what your child will or will not eat
  6. Meats and meat products (milk, cheeses, yogurts, etc.) can slow down the body’s metabolism. This may make your child sluggish, sleepy, or cranky.
  7. Proper food combining can keep the mind sharp and the body lively.

Picky Eater?

You may have a picky eater on your hands. I can relate to this, since I was a picky eater when I was young (still am to a certain degree even now as an adult). I always had trouble eating meat and certain vegetables. They always made me gag. I believe that the body speaks to us in wise ways that are sometimes misunderstood, especially with the young. And children who cannot or will not eat certain foods could be doing so because their bodies cannot handle them properly.

At the age of seven, I remember sitting at the dinner table for many hours after everyone else left me there. The rest of the family had eaten all their food, so they went outside for the evening. But I had not eaten the beef on my plate. (I usually could eat a few bites, by my father believed I should consume the whole portion.) So, I had to sit there until I ate it all.

After I thought my dad had gone outside, I stuck the piece of offending beef under the bone that was on my plate. I thought I had hidden it pretty well. But Dad came strolling into the kitchen, and pulled the meat out from under the bone, and said to me: “Now, there. Eat all of it.” Needless to say, tears and gagging followed. To this day, I have difficulty eating more than a few bites of meat.

It’s never a good idea to force your child to eat things when they are not feeling like it. Be sure to question your child to see if they feel compelled to eat because of emotions, or not to eat because they have an upset stomach (which might be empathic anxiety). It could be that your child just doesn’t need much food at this stage in growth. The best thing is to keep plenty of nourishing foods that they do like, so they can have the best available when they do feel like eating.

Staying Hydrated

Drinking plenty of water is always important for the body to function properly. Look into sugary soda drinks and decide what you will allow in your home. Many children become hyperactive and uncontrollable with too such sugar in their drinks.

Ideas to interest your child in participating in their own nourishment:

Grocery Shopping. If your child is older they may like to help with making the grocery list, and helping with the shopping. Be sure they consider the nutrition of the food item in question, and the way it could be combined with others for a meal.

Meal Ideas: Magnets for the fridge, blocks of felt on cloth board, or good old fashioned chalk and blackboard for meal ideas. They could cut out magazine photos or grocery ads with meal ideas.

Meal Planning: Older children, especially pre-teens and high school will feel involved as they plan one or two meals each week. And their desires are addressed.

Cooking: Help in cooking/preparing according to age and skill.

Tables: Set the dinner table with themes, color schemes, etc., that includes your child’s likes.

Growing Food: Planning and planting outside gardens and indoor containers of herbs, etc. This always helps a child accept foods that are good for them. And the gardening experience is the best way of “Earthing”, a form of grounding by working with the soil.

Family Meals: Eating together at least once a day will give your child a feeling of belonging. They will share in conversations of daily activities, and tend to eat better.

Make sure the whole family supports and participates in these healthy eating decisions. And always check in with your family medical professional before you make any changes.

After your intuitive child grows older, changes may need to be made to their nutrition list and the schedule of eating. Take your time and flow with it. This certainly is the journey that your family can lovingly address as time goes on. And your child will let you know when it is time to shift the food by the way he acts.

2015 Copyright, Melissa Leath

About Melissa Leath:

Melissa Leath, owner of Off the Beaten Path Intuitive Arts, facilitator of the Professional Psychic Medium Certification Program™, works with empathic kids and young adults in private mentoring programs. She has many online workshops and classes. Author of Psychic Integrity and Does Your Child See Sparkles? http://www.MelissaLeath.com

Readings at Ottoman Imports Saturday, July 25th

I will be doing readings at Ottoman Imports on Saturday July 25th 2015.

11 am to 7 pm. EST.

Call to book an appointment 859.291.9555

OTTOMAN IMPORTS
523 MAIN STREET
COVINGTON, KY 41011

Cant make it out to see me? Set up a private session with me in-person, or long distance!!

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Tarotscopes: July 2015

Tarotscopes: July 2015 with The Fountain Tarot

Monthly Theme

9 of Swords

Anguish and despair hang heavy in the atmosphere. These dark, and moody feelings are present in all areas of your life, but rest assured that this is a mater of perspective. Shift your focus, and the nightmare will begin to follow. The creeping feelings of guilt, pain and disappointment are manifestations of leaving your goals, and dreams unchecked. Tap back into your spirit, your desires, and the life you wish to lead. Move from wishing, to manifesting. July may take you to your darkest place, but at the bottom of the well is a staircase to something bright, and inspiring.

Aries March 21-April 19

Page of Swords

Aries, tap into your keen ability to pinpoint, and focus on what is necessary for your personal wellbeing. Your may find yourself coming up against pitfalls, and even criticism, but your determination will carry you through to the end goal. Remember, people tend to criticize and judge what they don’t understand, or what challenges their own views of the world. This has nothing to do with you, and your perspective. You’ve gathered the facts, and figures… now use them!

Taurus April 20-May 20

10 of Wands

Caught between what you expect from yourself, and what others expect from you, you are beginning to feel the strain of every step forward. As an earth sign you tend to be stubborn, and unwilling to reform your vision of what will be, needs to be, or what you desire to be. Don’t limit your personal, and interpersonal growth. Listen to, and consider the perspective of others because they are seeing the possible pitfalls, and disconnects that you are completely blind to!

Gemini May 21-June 21

Page of Cups

Sitting before you are a whole world of possibilities, routes and avenues that will lead to personal discovery, and extreme creative growth. The reality of things may seem heavy, and overbearing, but you must look to your other side for confirmation that there is still magic in the world. Begin to tap into that creative potential. Charge forward with the subtle power of the waves. The tides are turning, and the wave will begin to wash you into a world of insight, and spiritual reflection.

Cancer June 21-July 22

4 of Coins

Release the need to control, and hoard possessions, belongings, and even ideas. There is nothing to gain from miserly living, and approaching life with rigidity to change. You can collect beautiful things, and ideas, but once they become only possessions for the sake of possessing then you’ve lost all attachment to the spirit that lives deep inside. If you want to get back to fluid living, let things go. What are you holding on to right now that has outlived its purpose?

Leo July 23-August 22

10 of Swords

You have been torn down, defeated and broken by circumstance, and more importantly, perspective. Give up the ghost, the need to carry on down this path of thorns. There is no glory in martyrdom, and no need to prove your competence. Each step forward with these limited thoughts, and worn-out beliefs, twist the knife deeper into this already painful wound. Your savoir comes in the form of yourself, and your willingness to surrender.

Virgo August 23-September 22

3 of Wands

Breathe deeply into your center, and feel the wellspring of power that follows inside. You are standing in the center of great possibility; all you have to do is reach your hand into the unknown and pull out whatever gifts the Universe is handing you. Remember that this is the intersection of force and faith, patience and presence. Stay in vibration with your vision, and soon everything will become solid.

Libra September 23-October 22

7 of Swords

Stop reaching for things that limit your perspective, and cripple your ability to dream, and create. You may feel as if misfortune and pain trump all the goodness in your life, but look at what you are attaching yourself to, and accepting as okay. Nothing good comes from risking your wellbeing. Bring all the dark, and painful things to light, give them back to whomever they belong to, and reaffirm your focus.

Scorpio October 23-November 21

The Empress

Scorpio, it will be hard for you to do, but you must let down your guard, put away your stinger, and let yourself feel a bit vulnerable. Wrap yourself gently in feelings of love, and compassion. Hang up your criticism, and your need to compete. Cast away the desire to prove yourself. Feed your spirit, listen to the rhythm of your heart, and know that a great deal of healing, and growth will take place.

Sagittarius November 22-December 21

4 of Wands

Stand firm in all your accomplishments, bless these moments with gratitude, and affirm to yourself that things are finally taking shape. Your handwork and determination have bestowed upon you many blessings, and now things will feel stable. However, there is always a new challenge on the horizon, but you have learned through this past phase that challenges are often met by personal discoveries, and gifts of all variety. This feeling will carry you through to the upcoming autumn.

Capricorn December 22-January 19

2 of Cups

Fall into the brilliance, and splendor of your dreaming. A galaxy of ideas, and inspiration is within your reach. As you explore the uncharted corners of your personal Universe, you will find many kind faces, and gentle hands. Love and companionship are on the horizon; greet them with wonder and appreciation. This marks the shift of some major energy in your life.

Aquarius January 20-February 18

Ace of Wands

Open your arms wide, stand tall, and be ignited by this surge of brilliance in your life. Moments of pain, and frustration have pushed you to your greatest potential, and as the fog begins to part, and the lights come back, you realize that nothing has been lost, and nothing was in vain. The soul knows exactly where it needs to go to fulfill it’s highest good, if we only take it by the hand, and listen to its subtle song. With this surge of energy come the parting of veils, the opening of doors, and the actualization of goals. Trust the crystal visions!

Pisces February 19-March 20

4 of Cups

Reality is an ambiguous creature, which often eludes us. You see it one-way, and those around you see it another. Your disillusionment has gotten the best of you, and you’ve turned your back on the blessings in your life. Though the goodness is still there, steady, strong, and supportive… your tunnel vision has you hyper focused on what isn’t good. If you look at the cracks long enough, they will grow into cliffs, before you jump into oblivion turn around and see what still lies behind you. I promise, in the background you will find all the things you’ve come to believe have forsaken you.

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Tarotscopes: June 2015

Tarotscopes: June 2015 with the Wild Unknown Tarot

Monthly Theme

5 of Swords

There is primal energy writhing through the either. Our nature is to teeter on the edge of destruction and evolution. As one facet of the old self is destroyed, a new self can be born. Do not hide from your true nature. Go into your darkness, and see what you can pull into the light. Never hide your shadow, because your shadow is your most fluent teacher.

Aries March 21-April 19

The 3 of Pentacles

You are building and forming a foundation! Stone, by little stone you are laying a foundation… that can grow and form a fortress, or mountain. Stand strong and secure in the little things you are building. You cannot always measure your progress moment by moment. Ground yourself in knowing that your tenacity and grace will yield results.

Taurus April 20-May 20

The Lovers

Taurus, there is a freedom that comes from closing your eyes, and opening your arms. With roots, also come wings. Let that be your heart song, your most sincere affirmation. Goals and desires will be made real when you let go of the need to control them. Have the intention of planting the seed, but let the flower intuitively bloom into it’s own individuality.

Gemini May 21-June 21

The 7 of Cups

This is a time to reevaluate your perspective of yourself, and how you fit in the world. Take all your goals, you attachments, and your adornments and lay them before you… make a mandala of your personality, your spirit. Meditate on its center; let it be the eye to your soul. Find a sense of balance between illusion and reality. Things aren’t as they seem, and that in-between space is where the magic lives.

Cancer June 21-July 22

The 6 of Swords

You tend to live in your own little world… and that can be a beautiful, and dark place. Stand tall in your body, in your spirit, and in your perspective of the world. You have a unique view, a vantage point if you will. There is no failure in your sensitivity, or your exploration. You win the game when you forget the “rules”.

Leo July 23-August 22

The 6 of Pentacles

Leo, all around you things are coming to life. Your spirit is alive, on fire with visions of what can and will be. Root yourself in this fertile space, and go deeper. Experience is your meditation, and will bring you the answers you seek. Many things that make no sense now, will ripen with time. Be fluid in your approach over the coming month. You do not need to understand everything, just experience it!

Virgo August 23-September 22

The 10 of Swords

Make love to your darkness, Virgo. Go deep into your pain, and your lack of understanding for the endings that are happening around you. You will feel as though you have no real stable ground. But remember in the falling, you often learn to fly. You are shedding the old layers, and from the ash and dust of the past will come something vibrant and new. Close your eyes and dance!

Libra September 23-October 22

Daughter of Pentacles

Slip into the gentle spaces of your heart chakra. The heart is the bridge between the two worlds. The world of the spirit, and the world of the earth. When you find comfort in the in-between, you will heal all the wounds… being uncomfortable is a way to measure your awareness, and your growth. June is a time to be okay being alone, and introverted.

Scorpio October 23-November 21

The 5 of Cups

Do not feel responsible for explaining yourself to those who are misunderstanding you, and your intentions. Take time to explore the things that are causing you pain, these heavy feelings are manifestations of your attachment to people, the past and things that didn’t pan out as you hoped. Let your disappointment be a canvas for you to paint a new scene. The wasteland is the playground of the dreamer.

Sagittarius November 22-December 21

The 10 of Cups

Everything is coming together. Each experience, each victory, and set back is a strand in this great web you are weaving. Let the whole tapestry of experience move you, let it prompt you as you move forward… to create, to experience, and to grow. Love, and security are returning to your life. There is no need to look for it, the goodness will find you.

Capricorn December 22-January 19

The 2 of Pentacles

Bend with the wind, feel your limbs sway. Feel the strength in your instability. Your fluidity will be your strength if you let it. Change is the product of movement. Jump, stomp, dance, and scream. Emit something from you body, as this is the expression of your soul. You will find that doors open, and balance returns if you move bravely, fearlessly, and unapologetically.

Aquarius January 20-February 18

The 8 of Cups

Moving on… is your present mantra. Release, purge, and repeat. You have no reason to hold tightly to anything… what you need, what you want, what you are are dreaming will not elude you when it serves your highest good. You have tentacles wrapped tightly around the past, tightly around what you think you know. The hell with that. Throw it al out the wind. Twirl like you’ve never twirled before… and grace will find you!

Pisces February 19-March 20

The 8 of Wands

You are being lit from the inside out. Information is flooding your body, mind and spirit. Go into the feelings. Be moved by the shock of awareness. Life is being breathed back into you. Don’t look for answers to this riddle. Find rhythm in your breath. Everything will unfold as it is meant to. Tumble, fall, and be moved. You are Alice… and life just keeps getting curiouser, and curiouser.

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

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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.

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

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