One of my favorite techniques!
My beautiful, fascinating wonderful people… Out there spiraling through the Universe. I hear you. I see you. And I totally feel you. You’re feeling dark. Maybe life is a little sucky?
I want to address a few things that I encounter everyday in my life, and the lives of all of you…
1. Things aren’t the way you want them to be! That could be an understatement. You feel like everything is falling apart. Your efforts are going nowhere. You can’t get ahead. And maybe you want to give up?
I get it. I have been doing a lot of shadow work lately, too. Rinse and repeat. There is always more shit to get out of your system… Your mind, your body, your soul. Limiting patterns of belief and fear that keep is in a gridlock of pain. It’s not pretty stuff… And no one wants to deal with it.
EXCEPT YOU DO!
When people contact me they are coming to me because of pain, trauma, confusion, and general feelings of being stuck. They want somethings, they keep reaching for it, but despite efforts they can’t reach it… Believe me I know this intimately.
Where is my man? Why am I poor? How come I can’t get a new job? Why won’t my house sell? On and on… And on… (Let me say there are no stupid questions. All your questions are wonderful, and welcomed. But there are questions that can take us deeper!!)
I love it. I love to hear the intricacies of our lives. The dark, looming, ominous shadows that peek out of the closet and haunt us while we sleep. It lets me know we are all on this big, wild planet whirling into chaos. But there is a secret to it all…
People want to know when things I are going to happen. If they don’t seem to be happening they want to know how to make them happen. Or people want to know when thing are going to STOP happening. If they don’t seem to be stopping anytime soon they want to know how they can make them stop.
2. I have said it a million times… And it is worth repeating. You are always telling an energetic story. That energetic story is the accumulation of your thoughts, beliefs, ideas, fears, sensations, and experiences about the world… And how you fit into it.
So when we look into your life psychically… We are looking at those very things. And those “things”, the voices that are leading your life create a very strong. No omnipotent narrative in your life… In fact, it is your life!
Your life… The color, texture, and quality of it is the manifestation of your very own personal microcosmic Universe… And it’s point of attraction. It is pushing and pulling things in and out of your life by the nano-second.
And at the center of this swirling-dervish-personal-universe is a nexus of power that creates whatever is put within it. It is your point of attention, attraction and awareness.
3. WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?
I will tell you… It means that EVERYTHING you give liberal amounts of energy to are going to take root, grow and sprout in your life…
So when you spend all your energy on… When is this pain/point of resistance (insert your personal flavor) going to end? You are putting that very thing into your personal nexus, thus creating more of that!
You see… Your personal universe doesn’t understand time… Past, present, futures. It knows only the right now. When you are in those other segments of linear time… Focusing on the junk… You are ferociously repeating the mantra of that exact point of pain!
“I’m lonely. I’m LONELY! I AM LONELY!”
“I have no money. I have NO money. I HAVE NO MONEY!”
You get the picture…
4. Really we are living in fear of our own power. And, trying to repair the damage of things that are better off discarded.
When you make the mental, emotional, and deeply soulful shift from… I want, I need, I don’t have… I’ll never get… Whatever it might be. To the completely centered… I AM! Then big things happen. You make a radical gesture in the Universe, and against the norm.
You are essentially saying… I am not asking for permission. I am going rogue. I do not need for anyone, or anything to prove to me I am these things… I am playing it my way!!
It’s a pretty big concept. Sometimes lofty. And, all together worthwhile. The power is in not letting anyone or anything knock you off course. And always reminding yourself that when you get off-course… You can redirect back to that place of empowerment.
Yes, it is about setting a clear INTENTION. But it is also about living that INTENTION by splashing it with some really juicy ATTENTION!
5. And then there is that other part… The letting go of the POINTLESS STUFF.
What do I mean?
I mean… stop trying to validate why you are hurt, or how you were hurt, or who did it. The trauma is not the point… It is healing it and seeing the flip side that is the point. Sorry if that sounds radical. But sometimes we spend too much time trying to feel sorry for ourselves, and really minimize how powerful we are.
Yes, I absolutely want you to spend time in self-love/care/compassion… You need that. That is actually the point of attraction you need to cultivate in order to heal. You do not have to forget what hurt you, or limited you, or exploited you.
But what you can do is say… Hey you did this shit to me. I didn’t like it. I am done with the power play. Thanks… Goodbye.
And from there the real healing begins.
6. Here is a good example that comes my way often. People feel like they have heaviness on them. Maybe a curse. or someone intending them ill will. So they want spiritual cleansing.
Spiritual cleansing is one of my FAVORITE THINGS! Because it helps to clear away the debris so the real healing can begin. Like washing the walls before you paint them.
But, most people come with a feeling of being vicimized. They want spiritual cleansing… And then they want it to be completely over. Never to deal with it again. SORRY it does not work that way…
When you do any kind of spiritual work it is not one and done. It is actually creating a shift. You are trying to establish a new flow, that is DIFFERENT from your old flow.
So if you do spiritual cleansing because you believe you are being targeted by someone… Then you are only seeing one side of the situation. You are also doing something to yourself… You have allowed (mostly on a deeply unconscious level) something of that person/situation to take hold in your subliminal space.
THEN AND ONLY THEN CAN THEY WORK ON YOU!
So we do spiritual cleansing to get the junk off and out of your system… And then we do big magic to replace that with something better. But it is a commitment and work on your part. My magic wand can’t just make it go away forever… At least not at this point in time!
7. You are so loved and supported… And you can heal!
I am spinning honesty over here… Just for you! Because this back and forth power play that we keep ourselves in with our potential and our pain is going nowhere fast.
When I work with you I want to HELP YOU TO HELP YOURSELF! Our time together is time to empower you. To give you the tools, the space, the perspective to make your own magic happen. So you can see results and actually cultivate change.
I don’t want you to sit in your life and feel like nothing is going to change. I don’t want you to sit down and shut up. I don’t want you to fade away and forget about your dreams… Because something made you feel small. You are NOT SMALL!
If you really want change then you have to get a little wild, crazy and ready to get dirty!
So does something in your life suck? Are you feeling bogged down? Are you wanting to make big changes?
Then let’s work together!! If you are willing to put in the self-love and self-care it takes to be brave, honest, and powerful in your life… Then we can do big things.
There will be a lot of shadow work. A lot of saying no. A lot of doors closing… To open better ones. And a lot of healing… And GETTING WHAT YOU WANT!
What are you feeling out there?
Hit me with your questions and comments… I want to know what YOU feel.
The air is heavy and thick. A feeling of change writhes through the streets and deep into the heart. All our parts are coming undone. The spots between the fragments are starting to show. Incongruencies are growing too great to ignore. So our shadow seeps out, dark and looming… a gentle teacher imposing upon us.
As I sit here I am lulled into a trance through the sound of my own voice. My spirit floating in the resonance of the piano as it stirs the room. Bearing my heart and soul to the world. Every nuance is a prayer of parting, a willingness to let go and let Spirit take over. I go into that place between the waking and the dream… the sacred trance of metamorphosis.
Here I can release and lay to rest the pain and the upset, the heaviness of the year, the fears and the regrets. Here I can become whole again. In the light of my own spirit, and the storm of my own soul. Raw and uninhibited, I pull that sacred breath into me for sustenance.
If I go forward into this New Year, I want to go bravely.
FEEDING YOUR SPIRIT & YOUR DREAMS
Battling all the things that no longer make sense. I want to name them. Name them one by one, call them out. There is power in a name. If I give them a name I give them life. If I give them life then they are real. And if they are real they can be banished away.
But this isn’t about pointing the finger and spreading blame. This is a sacred communion with the shadow self…and the light self. If you are brave enough to call out what doesn’t work, then you create the space for what does. You teach the Universe how to treat you through how you treat yourself.
What will you tolerate in your life? What will you expect out of life?
Who will you give your time, heart, money and energy to?
How will you see yourself?
How will you love yourself?
I am shinning light on the dark spots, the shadows that live in the shallow spots. I will siphon out the pain, and give it to the waters, to the storm, to the Mother Earth as a sacred offering. Ashes to ashes, and dust to dust… the new rises from the bones of the gone.
VALIDATING YOUR SPIRIT BY NAMING YOUR PAIN
What are you giving up as the year closes? Find a pebble of pain, or a boulder. Name it. We rarely let ourselves talk openly about what hurts, what brings us sorrow, what confuses and drains out the spirit. Now is your chance to name your pain, and validate how you feel!
Once you’ve named your point of pain, spend time with it. See it in all of its glory. Personify your pain. What does it look like, sound like, feel like, smell like? Give it life. Make it real. Commune with it, talk to it out loud! Share your feelings. Get real.
Express gratitude to the monster of your pain. When you address your shadow as a friend, rather than an enemy you allow your shadow to be there for you. It no longer has to sneak up behind you and catch you off guard. Truly, your pain has given you a chance to see where you can grow.
Muster your power, and your grace… and toss it to the tides. Toss it into the ragging, empowered, tides of the Universe for change. Find your personal way of doing this. You can dance, shout, and scream. Write down your woes and rip them into shreds. Spin until you fall into a dizzy heap on the floor. This is an affirmative action!
IN SACRED SPACE WE FIND THE SACRED SELF
Take sacred time for yourself. When I grow weak with confusion and begin to buckle under the pressure of pain I seek silence and solitude. I go into my little world of Moonlight, crystals, candles and words of magic. There I can find Spirit and I can feed on the good energy of the Universe.
It is in these moments of silence that we touch the pure-self. We dismantle the tangled words and voices that run through our heads, and we let the true voice speak. There we can hear what our wisest self has to say. These are the suggestion that feed the spirit, and empower you.
LIGHTING A CANDLE FOR SACRED SHADOWS
When you can, light a candle in the night. This candle should be white, and new. Light it in the darkness of a private room. Let your kneeling figure cast shadows on the walls illuminated by the candle.
Watch as your own body cast a menagerie of creatures and figures around you. Move your body; free your arms and legs to dance. Give life to these shadows. See them become something outside of you. Let them fill you with childlike wonder. Fall curious to the Unknown.
Now smile brightly and affirm:
Through shadows I find grace. Through darkness I find light. From the past I find the future. From my bravery I find power. I go into the New Year curious and free.
Blow out the candle. Rest on the ground for a moment. And take in your experience. You are ready for big magic, and big change!
© Shaheen Miro 2015
And the days go by like a strand in the wind… in the web that is my own… I begin again. –Stevie Nicks
My head and hands hum with energy. I can feel the raw power of my inner self building, and pushing to the surface. Sometimes I stomp, twirl and sing as loud as I can to release this passion. Self-expression is the path to spiritual empowerment.
Every moment is a chance to begin again. Opportunities slip in and out of our lives. Sometimes we will grab them by the horns and other times we are completely blind-sided. Yet, there is always another moment to be free, to be brave, to be wild.
Have you ever felt the call of your own raw passion?
Or the intense energy of your own creative expression trying to break free?
Of course you have… we all experience this. This is our true self. The self that seeks to be heard, felt and given life.
When you sit at your desk, antsy for something bigger, and bolder you are feeling your spirit. When you walk down the street with a deep longing for something exciting and new you are feeling your spirit. And when you actually fall curious to your own longing you go into a deep communion with the Universe.
Creative expression is act of prayer.
Pray out loud. Pray with your words. Pray with your voice. Pray with your body. Pray with your colors. Pray with your actions.
I want you to know that you are always being born again to the moment.
Do you dare to be transformed into something bigger, bolder and free?
Today make ONE RADICAL Gesture OF SELF-EXPESSION!
What does that mean?
Radical gestures of self-expression are those unadulterated moments of doing something for the hell of it. Doing something because you want to. Not because someone else told you to. Radical gestures of self-expression are those moments where you dance, and sing like no one is watching. Put on a show for the world just to say you did.
Go out into the WORLD, baby, and do the damn thing!
Promise me you will do one thing that feels a little dangerous, a little wild, that takes you out of your BOX.
Let that fire, energy, and life surge through you. Get a taste of your DIVINITY and see what comes next.
I want to hear about it. Leave me a comment, or send me a message.
Want to make big changes in your life?
© Shaheen Miro 2015
Janet told me that she used to have “floating people” in her room. She was too young to know that adults refer to them as spirits or ghosts.
Some children see strange things, like orbs of light or sparkles, possibly auras or rainbow streaks of energy. Others see spirit entities, such as angels, spirit guides, and the spirits of other people who have passed away. Quite often, these strange or different abilities can frighten the child when it happens. It is important to sooth their fears and help them understand that there are answers.
Why do children see entities that are invisible to the rest of us?
As we become adults, we develop a different perception of reality. As adults, we are programmed to discard certain images, noises, and feelings as unreal, especially if they are not scientifically proven or socially accepted. Many of us have programmed our intellect to doubt our intuition. Most children have not had the chance to train their perception to correspond with these adult versions.
Many parents teach their children at a very young age to block psychic images. Humans feel better when we all experience things in similar ways. They may tell their children that imaginary friends are not real, and that visions are just bad dreams. This sends a message to the child that they should mistrust what they actually experience, and instead rely on adult reality. It robs children of a sense of self-trust that they will definitely need to find their way in the world.
We all have telepathic abilities and use this as a method of communication to send messages even when we are not aware of doing so. You may think of an old friend that you haven’t connected with in years and in the next day or so you get an email or phone call from them. The two of you connected telepathically (which I like to call the Field of Synchronicity) and this mental “signal” brought about an urge to take action and connect physically.
But many children are experiencing much more than that. They may unconsciously move between both the psychic realms and the physical realms at the same time. They may even recognize parallel universes, alternate realities, and multiple dimensions all layered together at once. They may not be able to distinguish between our familiar third dimension and the many layers of “other worlds”. It becomes difficult to make sense of it all, or to even know that other people do not experience it the same way!
As a result, your child may see spirit beings or entities from other dimensions or realities right in front of their eyes, (not knowing that our “normal” vision doesn’t register this anomaly).
Imagine what it would be like if you were in your living room with your parents. But also your great grandmother (who died 10 years ago) was there, as well as several pets from spirit, and other people you never saw before (from a parallel universe) just walking around and being there at the same time. You might even see several outdoor scenes with mountains, waterfalls and meadows. There could be sheep or cows in the meadow, too. See what I mean?
This is not only challenging and confusing for children, but perhaps overwhelming in a more material world where psychic and spiritual phenomena are rarely acknowledged.
Meg was in bed and sobbing uncontrollably. She was scared because she saw my mother, who passed away last year. I obviously couldn’t see her, but I told her not to be scared. That she might there to protect her. But I am so very concerned…
Many children coming into the world now are coming with an acute sense of awareness: Not only about physical things, but about metaphysical things. By that, I mean the children are seeing with their spiritual eyes. They feel with their spiritual senses; they even hear with spiritual ears.
I know, for some of you it does not always make sense. But when you realize that humans are not only physical beings but have spirit and mind, you can understand that there are perceptions on those other levels too. The mind and the spirit also have awareness.
A medium works with spirit energy, or a lighter frequency than the earth plane, and connects with spirit, usually loved ones that have died, spirit guides and higher entities. Mediumship is being aware of the vibrations of spirit beings, and receiving messages from them. It is the communication of a deceased loved one through an intermediary. The information is then given to those who are grieving the loss. The main purpose is to provide recognition of continuing life after the physical death, and to send love and encouragement.
Other reasons spirit beings open communication with the living are to give evidential information only acknowledged by those still in the body. They create outward activities perceived by humans in a physical manner.
These activities are often recognized as paranormal activity. They manifest in physical form to be identified. Just because the child sees and communicates with spirits, does not mean he is a medium. It only means he has mediumistic tendencies. These abilities need to be honed, practiced and mentored, to be understood and used properly.
Many young children, who recognize spirits, see them all the time and can be very overwhelmed by it. Many professional mediums, on the other hand access the spirit world at specific times, on purpose. The child can learn to open and shut their abilities as needed.
There are many differences between parents who don’t really understand what is going on and their children who don’t know how to explain it. The more you can read about the subject and communicate with your children, the easier it is for all concerned. Always be supportive and let your children know you are there for them.
Open and Close Energy Exercise
- Sit quietly with your child and pay attention to your breathing.
- When you feel comfortable and relaxed, pretend there is a huge, bright star shining above your head.
- The star shines so brightly that you feel warm from the shine of it.
- Say out loud, “I am opening my energy to see, feel, or hear my spirit guides, angels, and loved ones.”
- Enjoy whatever communication you see, hear or feel.
- When you are finished, say out loud, “Thank you very much. I am now closing my energy. I do not want to see, hear or feel right now.”
- Finish your exercise by seeing the star shine getting smaller and closing up.
How Do You Handle This?
Parents can feel all types of emotions from being paralyzed with fear, to being curious and supportive when their child reports seeing ghosts. If their children are scared by encounters with the spirit world, parents naturally fret about how to best help their kids through this fear. This may be a challenge since fear can be so intense that it causes the child – and sometimes the parent – to become physically sick from it.
If, on the other hand, the child feels open and comfortably connected to the world of ghosts or spirits, then parents may feel less apprehensive. Either way, parents are sure to be baffled about how to proceed.
The younger the child is, the more natural the response is to the phenomena. This is proof enough to me that it is real, since it is an honest response.
I have known and worked with other children who see, or hear, or feel things that are different from the normal physical things we are comfortable experiencing. Children do not see limitation. They see things of a spiritual-realm nature. It is natural and normal. It exists, whether we see with our physically limited eyes or not. Our children these days are coming into the world totally aware of the spirit realm. They see no limitation. We must be alright with that, because it shows how wonderfully our human race is evolving!
But as many kids as there are that have psychic experiences, each one will be different, with specific indications and characteristics. Each indication or characteristic may need a specialized approach depending on the child involved.
Each child is raised in a certain family, with genetic history, cultural and social backgrounds. So the approach to their experiences will be different. So it’s important not to compare your child’s experience with that of other children.
You are very blessed to have a child that is open and sharing with the things they see or witness.
© 2015 Copyright, Melissa Leath
About Melissa Leath
Melissa is owner of Off the Beaten Path Intuitive Arts and facilitator of the Professional Psychic Medium Certification Program. She has been a certified spiritual medium since 1982, and is author of several books, including Does Your Child See Sparkles? Help for Parents Guiding Psychic Kids ( http://www.amazon.com/Does-Your-Child-See-Sparkles/dp/1489523820/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1443034545&sr=8-1&keywords=does+your+child+see+sparkles%3F ) You can find out more about Melissa and her programs at http://www.melissaleath.com
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:
- Some kids do better with all fresh vegetables and fruits instead of canned.
- Others do well with only raw foods
- Gluten free eating may be a way of clearing toxins from the body.
- Juicing fresh fruits and vegetables is a great way to get the nourishment needed and could be right for your child.
- The natural color of food may play a big role in what your child will or will not eat
- Meats and meat products (milk, cheeses, yogurts, etc.) can slow down the body’s metabolism. This may make your child sluggish, sleepy, or cranky.
- Proper food combining can keep the mind sharp and the body lively.
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.
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? www.MelissaLeath.com
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:
Orbs or Bubbles
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.
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.
** 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.
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Everyone has a collective of celestial helpers waiting to by their side. These are your spirit guides, and they are waiting patiently to help you. Sadly, some people never learn to consciously connect with their guides, but here is some information to introduce you to who they are and what they do!
What are Spirit Guides?
- A spirit guides is a discarnate entity that’s sole purpose is to aide you on your life path. You and your guide made a soul level contract before incarnation that they would watch over, guide and protect you, as well as disperse spiritual insights and synchronicities into your life.
- Your spirit guide has a unique understanding of you and the path that you have laid out for yourself. Often they work with you when you create your spiritual map. They have a vantage point from which they guide you because they are able to see your map clearly and they can view the “bigger” picture of our journey.
- Your spirit guide is your souls assistant working behind the scenes. Whether you are aware of them, they constantly watch over, protect and guide you.
Does everyone have a spirit guide?
- Absolutely everyone has a spirit guide. Some may argue that there are people who do not have guides, but as far as I have seen we all do. No matter what your religious background or beliefs are, even if you do not believe in God, you still have a guide.
- We have a primary guide, who has incarnated at least once. The reason being is so that they have empathy about our journey here on earth. Now if you do not believe in incarnation or that whole philosophy it doesn’t negate the idea of a spirit guide. We also have a secondary guide or guides that can walk into your lives at key points bringing us more specialized guidance. For example: If you are beginning to explore a new career path and you are very passionate about it, but not very confidant you may have a secondary guide who steps in and helps you in this area. They are specialty guides.
How can I recognize the presence of my spirit guide?
- Any time you are stressed or undergoing extreme changes in your life a spirit guide will be more dominant in your life. Their purpose is to help you with the difficult areas of your journey, so when times are tough remember that they are there.
- It is common for people to hear their name being called, when no one is around. Usually your guides are trying to get your attention.
- You may see flashing lights, often blue or white. Maybe even shadows or silhouettes out of the corner of your eye.
- Reoccurring dreams, especially of a stranger whom you feel comfortable with.
- A unique fascination with a name or geographical place, which is often connected to the name or ethnicity of your guide.
- Some sort of reoccurring symbol. Such as numbers, letters, motifs, etc.
- Physical sensations. Often the feeling of being touched on a shoulder or hand or someone standing near you to one side or the other.
How can I know my guides name and what they look like?
- Most people like to know the name of their guide first. There are many ways to get the name of your guide. Basically you can ask, “What is your name?” and then wait to see which name pops into your head first, or which names stands out to you (the next person you meet, a billboard, song on the radio or it may be written on a piece of paper). You can also use a baby name book and open a page at random and select a name by pointing with your eyes closed. Or the other way is to use a name that you feel drawn to.
- People often want to know how their guides look or what their sex is before they connect with them. My answer to this is 1) they may appear in whatever form they wish. As an animal, ball of light or a physical person. Your primary guide will typically take the form of a human. Meditation is key in finding out what they look like or you may have a dream or vision or you could ask a reader. 2) You can ask them to appear in a certain form because your guide will do whatever it takes to work with you in your comfort zone.
How can I easily speak to my guide?
- The simplest way to speak with your guide is by talking out loud to them. Your guide will find some way to communicate back with you. This could be through symbols, visions, dreams, songs, verbal communication, feelings, television programs or other people. They will find the best way to communicate with you if you just trust.
- Using an oracle deck is an easy and powerful way to communicate with them.
- Write letters to them or leave little messages posted around your home or office.
- Mediate. You can do this through a guided meditation or by simply being still for a few minutes a day.
- Creativity and art. They are drawn to creativity and they love to inspire us. Inspiration comes from the word spirit!
A few more things
- Angels and spirit guides are not the same. Typically your spirit guide is not a loved one who passed. These are three different types of entities.
- Your guides have far more ability to help you when you ASK for them to help!
- Spirit guides do not control any aspect of your life; they only offer you help and guidance. You have free will at all times. You may even ask for certain aspects of your life to be inaccessible to your guides if you like.
- They are not all knowing. They have more insight into our life because they are watching outside of it and they can connect with our subconscious mind which is far wiser and our map.
- Guides are never negative, harmful, pushy, controlling or frightening.
- They know when to turn their heads if you know what I mean, but they are never truly absent.
- They truly are your bestfriends. When you begin to connect with them, it should be more like a reunion, rather than a first encounter.
This information is only a small portion of what can be written about the subject. I’ve only pulled out the basics to get you started so that you can begin working with and calling on your guides. Once you’ve read this you can begin enriching your life by consciously connecting with them.
Please do not hesitate to ask me any questions that you may have about this subject. If there is anything that I can elaborate on or any confusion I may clear up, I would be more than happy to. And I would love to hear any stories you may have about working with your guides. What was your first encounter like? Do you remember the first time you consciously worked with your guide?
If you have questions, comments or stories, please comment below, or tweet @ShaheenMiro #TheGypsyTalks
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© Shaheen Miro 3/22/2011
There is a lot of pressure that comes with working in a spiritual field. You have people who pass judgment on you constantly… either your being laughed at because you believe in such kooky things, or your being judged for being in league with the Devil, or you are considered a scam artist. It’s sad that there is so much hate and judgment sent toward such a beautiful thing. But they say that the darkness seeks to dim the light.
Recently spiritual teacher, author and psychic/medium, Sylvia Browne, passed away. She was such a beautiful light in the vast community of spiritual leaders and teachers. Her candor and wit were unparalleled and her writing touched many. She was often under fire for her matter-of-fact style and her abrasive tone. And also for her highly publicized inaccurate predictions.
What is so sad is that she dedicated her life to helping people. She did readings for years for public audiences, she wrote so many books on the subject of the after life and lectured all over the world…. All in an attempt to lesson the blow of being on this earth! But in the end she has been mocked and degraded by people claiming she is a fake and that she, “Should’ve seen it coming!”
I want to say that there is no psychic/reader/medium/intuitive who is 100%… not one! There are some readers who are better than others. There are some readers who are better at certain subjects than others. And there are some readers who are just having a bad day! Readers are human… they are not infallible, or all knowing. To put that pressure on someone is ridiculous and it takes away your personal power.
And the fact is… a reader can only access the information that 1.) They are meant to share at that time, and 2.) That you allow them to see because it’s your energy they are tapping into… you are the key to your personal universe. A reading is not meant to map out your life and tell you how to live. A reading is meant to affirm, guide and direct you… and you should always test it against your own intuition.
Now, I will not say that I know Sylvia Browne’s heart or her personal intentions. I don’t know if she had people’s best interest in mind, or if she was being deceptive. I don’t believe that she was… I met her and she was warm, inviting and extremely loving. But I cannot speak for anyone else. I can say that I find her writing very inspirational, and a very good place for people to begin their spiritual journey.
The lesson we can all learn from her passing is that we need to empower ourselves and use our own intuition and judgment whenever asking anyone for advice… and that we are all human and prone to mistake… and sadly, that people like to focus on the bad and completely negate the good.
My prayer is that all the hate and judgment dissipates and that people see things with brighter more loving eyes. I know she is probably living it up on the Other Side…
And, Just remember that psychics are human too!
© Shaheen Miro 2013
When the day hangs heavy on me like a thick fog, I retreat to a nice warm bath! Spiritual bathes are a wonderful way to lighten your aura, and release negativity. For me it is a spiritual experience, an act of prayer and serenity.
I light white candles for purity, burn nag champa for spiritual blessing, and I fill my teapot with aromatic chamomile, with a drop of vanilla. It’s important to set the stage with things that lift and alter your state of mind; this is the heart of ritual. What makes you feel at ease? What speaks to your spirit? What brings out your inner gypsy?
To prepare your bath, run the water to a temperature of your liking. You want to feel at peace while you soak. This isn’t a bath for cleaning off physical debris; this is a bath strictly for rinsing out your aura! As the water is running you can add a few drops of lavender essential oil, or tea tree oil, or citrus oil.
After the tub has filled to the desired level, I like to add two cups of Epson or sea salt. Salt is a powerful cleansing agent that actually pulls the negative energy from your aura and nullifies it. You could also add a cup of vinegar, lemon juice, or sage tea.
Any combinations of the above suggestions are appropriate! Pick one or two that you fill will combine together nicely. There’s no reason to use all the ingredients… it’s not going to get you “cleaner”.
After I’ve added my desired cleansing ingredients, I like to say a prayer to charge the bath with intention. It can be simple. Impromptu. Or traditional.
Let the vibrant light of the divine bless this water.
Fill it with energy to heal and cleanse my spiritual bodies.
This water will wash away the weights and stresses of the day.
I will emerge lighter, brighter and refreshed.
The essence of angels infuses this water to uplift my spirit.
You may write your own prayer, or pick a prayer that gives you a feeling of cleansing. If the Lords prayer offers you a sense of security and serenity, that is appropriate. If the lyrics to, “Dreams” by Fleetwood Mac makes you feel new, that’s appropriate. It’s all in the intention.
Now you can enter the bath. Close your eyes take deep cleansing breaths. Allow the aromas to fill you. Let your mind be lulled into a state of peace. The steam of the water will work through your system loosening and dissipating heavy energies. The water will absorb and neutralize attachments in your aura.
At this time I like to visualize the process of my energy going from dull and dirty, to luminous. See yourself beginning to glow like the Moon emerging from the clouds. You are being renewed. You are being reborn.
The more powerful your intention, the more powerful the effect.
Enjoy the process. Sip your tea. Sing at the top of your lungs. Converse with your angels. Continue more prayer. Read something up lifting. Let the candle light, the sweet scents and the warm water empower you. You are soaking in liquid light.
Remain in the bath for at least 10 minutes. Remember this is not a bath to wash your hair, or to take care of any other grooming. This is only for the spirit!
Once you’ve stepped from the bath visualize yourself wrapped in the white light of the divine. Ask for your guides to surround you in protection, love and healing. You should feel renewed!
This is the perfect ritual if: you have had an extremely difficult day, you are feeling drained, uninspired, angry, ill, scattered, or just generally “off”. I perform this ritual a few times a week!
How do you feel, now?
(If you are pregnant, have allergies, or any medical condition, please, be sure to take proper precaution. I am not a doctor, nor am I responsible for any results from this process.)
I hope these techniques offer something for your spiritual practice! Please, let me know if you have any other questions.
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© Shaheen Miro 2013