It’s the season of Family! From honoring deceased relatives & loved ones on October 31st, to gathering together and sharing in November & December, this is the season that is all about family, friends, & community. Whether you go your own way or get wrapped up in social engagements, we are always surrounded by the energies of others – in life & in Spirit – and we can easily forget to take time for ourselves.
Totem Animals are Spirit Helpers to us. Once the connection is recognized, they will travel with you throughout life. I say it this way because the connection is already there but, depending on our perspective, we may not recognize that we have a connection to Nature, Animals, or Spirit.
A Power Animal may be a very close guide along our journey. We recognize a kinship, deep respect, or inspiring awe with a particular animal or kinds of animals. But, as we grow and change and our lives change, we may not always feel the same strong connection or affinity. Therefore, a Power Animal may be seen as a guide who could stay-or-go as we journey in life, unlike Totem Animals which are Spirit Helpers so deeply connected to us that they often remain in that role throughout our journey.
Energetic cleansing is a process of dissolving obstructions & clearing the connection between you and Life. It helps to reharmonize the energies within us and emanating from us with the energies around us. We often hear of “smudging” or “burning sage to clear a room”, to rid the space and the air of harmful or unwanted energy. How many of us really know how to go about it?
"Being an Empath is a lot like being a cup and constantly being filled and refilled by external sources. The problems for most Empaths arise when they get closed-up and fail to release whatever is moving through them.
"Forgiveness can take some time and may have to be conscientiously repeated to achieve freedom. The process is one of “emptying the vessel”, similarly described in Buddhist philosophies."
I hear a lot of people talk about being an Empath. I have a difficult time with most labels – they sound like a semantics game with Psychic Sciences and other capacities inherent in all consciousness. That being said, I have also heard that many Empaths have difficult time with it because of how easily and intensely they can absorb energies around them. To be honest, ALL Healers are Empaths – it’s a necessary part of the gift. And, most Sensitives – like Psychics & Mediums – are also Empaths.
Good to Remember...
A Calm Tone... is a sign of emotional stability & strength
Please... Thank You... Pardon Me... are words of a personally & socially responsible human
Just for today...
Attributed to Dr. Mikao Usui, first Master-Teacher of ReiKi System of Natural Healing
Reiki is a system of energetic healing with roots in Japanese energy work and Shinto Buddhism, although today's variable trainings have incorporated techniques from many other traditions of energy work. In practice, it is an effective tool for improving health and immunity. And, from a philosophical, or even spiritual, standpoint, Reiki practice is a valuable addition to any meditative and mindful repertoire.
The Earth is like a Mother - powerful, creative, the place from which life issues and that which nurtures life and sustains growth. Mother Earth is a wise teacher, instructing all of life in the virtues of balance and harmony, and teaching us about the apparent chaos of destruction which assists new growth, new beginnings, and facilitates change. She brings difficult lessons about the transient foundation of existence
SHadow Work Protection with Devil's Shoestring & Dragon's Blood
Everything has this duality of Light & Dark, or Yin & Yang. We think constantly in terms of duality as a basic classification of apparent opposites. This is very useful to us until we begin working our way through our own internal states - mental, emotional, and motivational drives (wants & needs). We can come across a lot of internal conflicts, limiting beliefs, and even false beliefs about ourselves, our lives, and our place in the world.
This is where our Shadow-side dwells, amidst these conflicts and tangled webs of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. The Shadow is not inherently dark in some evil sense of duality. And, it's not particularly light is some grand scheme of spiritual supremacy. The Shadow is the "between", a blending of two sides of our human being-ness tangled up in the knots of our perceptions and mis-perceptions. Shadow Work is a healing process by which we embrace the side of ourselves who struggles - sometimes quietly and sometimes loudly - day to day with what works in our lives and what doesn't.
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Cynthia Botsko is a Psychic-Intuitive Tarot Counselor and Numerologist. She is also a ReiKi Master. Cynthia has been writing essays, articles, & pamphlets for over 20-years, some published locally or in small circulation and some remain unpublished in her personal archives. She has been teaching the Tarot, Psychic development, & Metaphysics for over a decade.