How Much Freewill Do You Have?

Whether or not humans have freewill has been debated by philosophers and academics for centuries.

However, I’m neither an academic or theoretician. I doubt you are, either. We want what works. We want practical results.

In tarot readings, we often describe freewill to clients as being 50/50. In other words, our choices and actions influence the events in our lives. But, there are also larger forces beyond our control which influence our lives.

This number is completely made up, of course! No one could ever figure out that one. Life is far too complex for the extremely small slice of the universe our minds and senses perceive to understand.

It’s a metaphor. In other words, it’s pointing out that we make choices based on our conditioning.

And, there are also larger forces around us both in this world and beyond.

Does This Mean We're Puppets On A String?

Of course not. That’s another projection of the mind. Since it’s not in complete control, the ego/mind projects an apathetic and negative viewpoint at the opposite end of the spectrum. It’s all or nothing.

Before we go any further, it’s necessary to challenge some assumptions. The first one is the root problem. Our ego. What is it exactly? And how can we be free of it’s problem making?

So...Just What Exactly Is Ego?

For our purposes here, The word ego means the mind based sense of self. Our sense of ourselves as a separate entity in a physical body. 

We identify with our name, our history and a certain “storyline” that we believe is unique to us.

And this is not a problem. In fact, it’s great! Everyone is different. Would you want to live in a world where everyone was a carbon copy? Of course not.

A metaphor for this is that the separate self is like a wave in the ocean.

But wait a minute. Are you actually separate from Life? Or does it just appear that way?

The Seer and the Seen

When we learn language as children, we learn to label the things we see in our environment. That’s daddy. That’s mommy. That’s a dog, etc.

Eventually, we even learn to label ourselves. I’m “Dave.” Prior to learning it, I didn’t know I was a Dave. 

So now whenever we see something — say a tree — and we label it, “tree” — it creates duality. There is now “me” as the one doing the labelling and the tree. 

This creates the mind based sense of self. It only strengthens as we grow into adulthood. And this is well and good as the Tarot teaches. But at a certain point, we need to go through further “inititiation.”

Ego view is “me” and “other.” Everyone — including your loved ones — can be a potential threat to “you.”

You might argue “well, sometimes it’s necessary to defend myself!” And you’d be right. But what I want to show is that in Truth, there’s really no-one there to defend — at least psychologically.

It’s all Life happening. 

But I also want to explain that this doesn’t stop you from taking care of yourself or asking for what you want. As a matter of fact, you are freed up even more to do so.

What About Taking Responsibility For Our Lives?

What about all the teachings urging us to take responsibility? They are absolutely correct. We must take responsibility. Who else is going to if we don’t take it for our own lives?

As I already said, we’re NOT puppets on a string. But neither do we have control over everything that happens. For example, can you control the weather? Have you ever tried to control other people? If there was an earthquake that caused some damage to your home, would it be your fault?

Of course the answer to all the above is “no.” What we do have control over is our response to what happens.

This we have absolute control over. But…

Does This Mean We're Robots?

Hardly! Some teachers (Gurdjieff comes to mind) describe humans as a robot like mind/body mechanism.

I happen to agree with this to a point. But I would re-frame it as follows: Yes, we are mind/body mechanisms. But ultimately we are That which is aware of our minds and bodies. We’re only “robots” to the extent that we cannot create new and creative responses to life. In other words, if we always get taken over by the same old reactions.

In a nutshell, as long as we aren’t present and aware to what is going on, we can only react with our programming.

So how do we get free?

Life demands that you respond to every event. This isn’t a moral issue — it’s a fact of life. - Rachel Pollack

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How Do We Get Free?

There are many paths to freedom. But regardless of the path that resonates with you (if you’re reading this I’m assuming you’re doing some kind of work), it ultimately comes down to one thing.

Are you aware of Awareness? 

Looking Within

Try this: Sit quietly for a few moments. Take a breath and exhale to relax your shoulders. Gently place your attention within. Notice the sounds around you and within your body. Notice your breath. Feel the sensations in your body. 

Now notice your thoughts. Who or what is watching your thoughts? 

Can you get a sense of the spacious awareness that though is appearing in or on? Thoughts come and go. But the awareness is still and unchanging.

This investigation can go much deeper. But I’ll leave it at that for now. Let’s get back to how this relates to our freewill and ability to create in life.

Freewill and Your Ability to Create

Let’s say you had a relationship in the past that ended badly. You were devastated at the time. But because you never processed all of the feelings that were coming up at that time, you repressed them.

This repressed energy led to your holding on to a story that “relationships are bad. I’ll get hurt.” Or something along that line.

Because of this program you’ve installed you have no choice but to take actions and decisions based upon it’s parameters.

Many egos take a story such as this and turn it into “I’m no good” or “I’m less than.” And of course, there are egos with the opposite story who sadly believe themselves to be superior in certain ways.

When we’ve worked to increase our sense of Awareness, we don’t have to react according to our past programming. That is what is meant by letting go of the past.

Note: Another description of Awareness is our felt sense of “I am.” Not the thought “I am.” The felt sense.

Now we have some space around that story about relationships. Now whenever that story comes up, we begin to recognize it as a story and not necessarily the gospel truth. We begin to challenge it.

The story begins to lose it’s foundations. If we persevere with our work, the story eventually dissolves altogether.

We are then free to create a new story. One in which we recognize the truth. We are lovable and loving beings. When we know that to be true in our hearts — not our heads as just a forced belief — we can then take new actions to create different results in our lives.

Davidson Yeager is Mary's loving husband and partner-in-crime. He is a spiritual teacher, tarot reader and musician. He is an expert in The Sedona Method -- a very powerful but simple to use process of letting go. Visit his website and find out more.

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Black Moon. Super Moon. Manifesting On Steroids

On July 31st (or August 1 — depending upon time zone) there is a Black Super Moon in the sign of Leo.

What The Heck Is A Black Moon? Sounds Ominous!

A Black Moon is the 2nd new moon within one month. As you know, new moons are every 28 days or so. Every once in a while, this means we get a “Black Moon.” Even though some countries will experience this New Moon in August, it is still considered a Black Moon because it’s still so close to the start of the month.

As if that weren’t enough, this Black Moon is also a Super Moon. This means it’s very close to planet Earth. We’ll really be able to feel the vibrations of the Moon at this time!

This Black Super New Moon brings a new beginning.  This is definitely welcome after the intense Eclipses we encountered in July. 

This Black Super Moon Is An Amazing Opportunity

This new energy that is coming in will be an amazing opportunity to heal old wounds, undergo positive transformation and initiate changes. The 2 eclipses and all the retrogrades triggered and opened up things that had been previously hidden to us. 

New moons are always a good time to set intentions  for manifesting but this new moon is on steroids!

As I already described above, it is a rare black moon as well as a super moon.  But also, the moon and sun are in the sign of Leo. This is really cool because the sign of Leo rules our heart.

Some Ideas To Take Advantage of This Super Moon Opportunity

  1. Get quiet and ask yourself what do you want to manifest in your life? Do your best to lead with your heart. Don’t choose something because it makes someone else happy — find what your heart’s desire is.

More money?

Perfect relationship?

New car?

New job or your own business?

Better health?

We live in a Universe made out of super intelligent energy.

Even our thoughts are vibrations of energy. Everything you can see around you is a vibration of energy.

Even your body which you assume is solid is made out of energy. There is actually more space in your body than solid. Think about how much your body has changed over the years — even since childhood — and yet “you” feel the same!

You can manifest anything your heart desires. Your thoughts create your reality.

Be In The Present Moment

That’s why it’s really important to keep your energy positive. Didn’t say it was easy but it can be if you are in the present moment. 

Of course, we can’t be anywhere else BUT the present moment. Try this: try and get out of the present moment. Did you try? You can’t!

When spiritual teachers say to be in the present moment, what they actually mean is not to get lost in thoughts about the past or the imaginary future. And even when you think about the past, it’s now. Same with when you envision the future. You can only do it now. You aren’t actually leaving the present moment. Another word for the present moment is the Eternal Moment.

You Are What You Eat

Be mindful on the people you associate with. Even the people we  care about can sometimes be negative and dramatic and this can that become “contagious” and latch onto us.

I’m not saying you have to end your relationship. Instead, change the subject to positive when ever they seem negative.

It’s also a good idea to restrict watching the news and violent TV shows/movies as much as you can. I’m not saying to avoid entertainment or news altogether — just watch your consumption of it.

Living a healthy lifestyle can also go a long way toward supporting you in raising your energy.

When negative situations should arise it’s important to be aware not react and to let go of identifying with whatever is coming up. Even if you do get caught and react sometimes, it’s perfectly ok. Then  work on being ok with the fact that you got caught in the negative reaction. The energy of acceptance is what dissolves any negativity. Fighting negativity by judging it only makes it stronger. 

Don’t let the distractions lose your focus on what you want manifest in your life.

In my video I will explain how to tap into the Manifestation muscle and how you can manifest anything your heart desires.

Letting Go of Blocks

You can manifest anything you want as long as you’re fully released on it. By fully released, I mean we all have hidden beliefs that are contrary to what we want. When we work to manifest something we desire, these contrary beliefs will be triggered to come to the surface. This can be in the form of frustration or wanting to give up, or overwhelm. These are opportunities to release and let go of those blocks.

One more update! Mercury goes direct July 31st! Whoo-hoo bonus!

I recorded and uploaded a Youtube video a couple of years ago about how to manifest your desires.

Check it out:

A week later  I developed a muscular hip pain. I got it checked by a physiotherapist and it’s just tight muscles.

It’s created from an attachment that I’m holding on to. Related to my root chakra of status, community and roots.

Today it occurred to me that I’m holding on to this fantasy of Zumba mysteriously coming back and being the success it was (yes, I’m so grateful to losing the weight and all of the beautiful friendships that I made). But it’s over and I’d like to just remember the fun I had.

So I took apart a separate closet that was dedicated to all Zumba wear (there was a time I had more Zumba clothes than regular clothes) and donated it to Good Will.

I noticed the hip started to get a little better. Then I cancelled my fitness insurance — guess what?! The pain is 99% better. I still have my Zumba biz website, google and Facebook to tear down soon. This was a very strong unhealthy attachment that I had to let go and get my self out of the “painted corner.”

The point to my story is that I wasn’t listening to my soul telling me that I needed to move on and that the Universe had something better in store. So my hip started to act up to help me get the message!  I needed start by clearing space in my place, in my mind and in my schedule in order to find myself.  I’m back to doing my Psychic work full time and have time to paint again! And I’m back on track working slowly but surely to my goal of creating my own Oracle card deck. I feel ecstatic!

Further Reading

The New Moon And How To Manifest Love

How To Know If You’ve Met Your Soulmate

Goodbye Friday Zumba Class

How To Attract Your Eternal Soulmate

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How To Know If You’ve Met Your Soulmate

Have I met met my soulmate?

This is probable the most asked question I get. So I wrote out a little blog post about it and recorded a video to help with the question “How to know if you’ve met your soulmate”.

Here are 8 signs to tell if you’ve met your soulmate.

  1. “You just know” Your gut instincts will always tell you. Nothing will keep you apart. You’ll be thrown together, propelled together, drawn together until it “takes”
  2. You’ve had issues and fought with every boy/girl friend you’ve ever had. But you two never have.
  3. Everything flows in sync and it’s magical. Like dance.
  4. You feel strange, even weird, as the two of you get closer. Your not used to this. Remember: Things with your One will be different than you’ve ever been. Feeling odd is an awesome first sign.
  5. The both of you fit like a glove. You are so compatible and complement each other well.
  6. Your relationship is stepped in both romance and friendship. He/she may feel like your best friend.
  7. They strengthen and uplift you other than drain you.
  8. You have a deep spiritual connection with them, it’s as if you can finish each other’s sentences.


If you feel you have and maybe just one or none of these match the list above, then chances are you could have met another type of soulmate.

There are many types in the soulmate group, one that has so much past life karma that there are many layers of lessons that need to be experienced with that person.

There are soulmate friends, karmic flames, past life connections, some toxic connections and the most popular “Twin Flame”

Dave and I explain in this video the different type of soulmate contracts.

Sometimes you can meet your soulmate and not even know until years later.

It’s important to not try to control the outcome of finding your soulmate.

Your soulmate is meant to teach you something very important about yourself. It is all divine timing when they will enter life. Even when you have met them (that happening to me)

You can attract your soulmate to you by forgiving the past, letting go of what no longer serves you also acknowledging and practicing gratitude.

Theses are just a few ways to attract your beloved soulmate.

Here’s a Soulmate song that Dave wrote for me (I painted all the art in this video and blog post)

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The New Moon & How to Manifest Love

We have a new moon in the sign of Aries  Sunday April 15, 2018.

The energy will be very intense. The new moon combined with the energy of Aries as well as Mercury goes Direct!

This is one of the most powerful New Moons to manifest love into your life.

The sign Aries influences new beginnings, taking action and pasions.

Tips on how to use the new moon to manifest LOVE

1st tip. Sacred space.

Find a place in your home that you can call your own. This doesn’t have to be any place fancy — just somewhere that you won’t be disturbed. Place any sacred items there.

Some examples: Pictures of angels, candles, incense, sage, mala beads, crystals, essential oils  (I love and highly recomend doTerra oils).

You can get creative or just make it simple. There are no rules here — but you want to love this space!

If that is impossible for you right now, you can make a portable sacred space. Get a bag and put all of your favorite items in it and go to be in nature. I love sitting against a tree to do energy work.

The purpose of this sacred space it to help you declutter your mind and reminds you that every time you are in this space, you are going to connect to a higher power and divine energies.


2nd tip.

Raise your vibration, the best way to turn around negative energy is to find the gratitude in your life.  This can be just simple things that make you smile in your life.

Take a pen a paper and write down all the things in your life that you are grateful for. such as:

  • Your loved ones and friends
  • Your health and being alive
  • Your morning coffee
  • Food
  • The device your reading this on, ETC.
The more your energy is spiralling upward, the more your manifesting power increases.
 
Clear your mind with made up doubting beliefs that hold you back.
Replace those doubts to believing in miracles.
Forgive the past. Let go of any resentments. Even to yourself.
Stop saying I should of_____.
Clear and delete what no longer serves you. We sometimes hold on to toxic relationships (co-dependant), friendships (frenemy) and clients (draining energy).
Smudged to clear the toxic cords of this person/people, I love working with Smokey/Morion quartz and DoTerra’s Frankincense oil.

3rd tip. Be very clear on your intentions

Take time to meditate, get clear on what you want to manifest in your life. Then  write it down.

Make a list and set your intentions for what you would like to grow in your life.

If you are looking to manifest love in your life, first step is to love yourself. Develop a personal relationship with you.

Then make a list of all the qualities that you are looking for in your partner. Be very specific. It’s important to not use anyone’s name. You don’t want to force the will of another to make someone love you.

Because it can backfire and manifest the opposite.

If your looking to reconcile with a past loved one, then it’s important to give up the wanting to control the situation. Everything happens for a reason and there is a lesson in every experience. People enter into our lives to teach us something very valuable.

When you truly let go and find the blessing from that relationship then you’ve passed the test.

There are psychic cords (not the spiritual bond of the connection) that attach to us in a toxic relationship. We need to cut the cords by letting go and moving on. By doing so what is meant to come back into your life will return. Or the right person will enter our lives, the divine partner.


4th tip. Meditate and release the outcome.

Burn a white unscented tea light candle with your intention. It’s very important that when you burn the candle that you revisit and mastered tip# 2.

Trust that it is all by divine timing that this will all manifest for your highest good. Believe that there is a true love and that you deserve love. Take action, go out more often, date and most importantly give a person a chance!

Maybe they’re not your type on the surface but the ugly duckling Could turn into the beautiful swan and be the man/woman of your dreams.

Trust the process and have faith in that your eternal Soulmate is out there.

Check out my Youtube video for more info on using the new moon to manifest.  If you have any questions post them in the comment section below and if you need more information and reading. I’ll be around all day to take your calls.

You have until Tuesday to use the new moon’s manifesting energies.

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Soulmate reading March 26 to April 2nd

Hello Gorgeous Souls

I just recorded a video our weekly soulmate reading for March 26th-April 2nd.

How it works is that the reading is intended for anyone who drawn to watch the video. It doesn’t matter if you are viewing this after the date that it was originally intended for.

Here’s the video


1st card. 2 of swords.

The two of swords say that you might be feeling like you are at a crossroads with a situation going on in your life.

2nd card. The Hermit

The Hermit tells us that we need to go within. The answers that we are seeking are inside.

3rd card. Ace of Pentacles

Planting the seeds of abundance. The Ace of Pentacles in one the most abundant cards in the Tarot.

4th card The Fool.

The fool is about making the choice to leap forward and take a chance. Don’t be afraid to take the chance. Be carefree not careless. You are no a mystical journey and the only holding you back is fear itself. Take charge and go for it!

 

Mercury Retrograde In Aries: March 22nd to April 15th

Hello Beautiful Souls

Today the planet Mercury goes in retrograde. It stays there and goes direct April 15th.

I recorded a Youtube video about how not not to get caught up in the chaos of Mercury retrograde.

Mercury rules all forms of communication. And when it goes into retrograde every thing with communication (all electronically devices, communication, phones, travel related details) seem to go a bit funky.

Be aware of this transit.

Double check everything before sending, traveling details and don’t buy any electronic devices until it goes direct.
 
We have the sun in Aries which can amplify the energy a little.
 
You can off set the influence by not letting it take over your life.
Getting creative and practicing self-care rituals is the key. Take your time to really listen to someone. Be a good listener. 
Mercury retrograde is actually the Universe’s way for us to slow down and create some white space in our lives. 
This is your message to breathe and go with the flow. It’s all good
 
You can do this.

Soulmate Twinflame Reading “What Do You Want To Create”?

Hello Beautiful Souls.

What do you want to create in your life? It’s something to think about and it came up in this week’s Youtube reading.

I just uploaded it for week March 19 to March 26th

It is meant for anyone that is visiting this blog post and viewing the video. Even if you’re viewing after the message is still intended for you because the Universe brought you here.

I’m using the Book Of Shadows Tarot Volume 2.

1st card:

Feelings of disappointment. Something that might be happening in your life that is not what you expected and feels like it is out of your control.

But it is only fear it self that is getting the best of you right now.

Everything happens for a reason, to bring out the best in you.


2nd card The Fool

The Fool tells you to be carefree and take the chance on life. Sometimes you got to take a risk in life in order to move forward.

Follow your intuition and clear reason about which risks are worth taking.

Also its about a major choice for you to make. That could not only effect your life but someone else’s also.

Listen to Dave’s song “Nothing Ventured Nothing Gained” it will inspire you with courage if there’s a chance that you know that you need to act upon.

To listen to it click here 


3rd card Three of Pentacles

This card tells us to get cracking on pursuing our creativity.

Creativity comes in many forms. Just how you fix your bed is creative.

Just start something, here is a short list of some ideas in case you thing that you’re not creative.

  • Re-ranging your space
  • cooking a meal
  • fixing your bed
  • hair and accessories
  • kniting
  • bead work
  • scrapbooking
  • journaling/happy planer (one my faves)
  • tell a story
  • planning your next tatoo
  • gardening
  • Vision board
  • Altar
  • sketching
  • diet and exercise.

Related articles:

Manifest your heart’s desired

How to attract your divine partner