Soulmates Reading-01

Hello beautiful souls! Here is our 3 card tarot reading forecast for what we need to know right here and now. You were drawn to view this reading for a reason. I’m using the Mythical Cats Tarot.

1st card is the Eight of Seas

This card is telling you that you might be feeling stressed.

You may have been feeling weighed down by something. It is time to move on. It’s something that is preventing you from moving forward in your life.

You can also feel like as if someone may have abandoned you. You may feel as if they have forgotten about you or you’re just unloved.

The more you think over this, the more power you give to these negative thoughts.

Don’t give these thoughts any power. Imagine you no longer have this “problem.”

Walk away from those terrible thoughts now. They’re dragging your beautiful energy down.

I know it’s easier said than done. But by thinking these things you actually affirm to the Universe that you want more of this to happen. Do you? I don’t think so. You know what you need to do.

The Law of Attraction works by your thoughts — they are seeds.

End the previous chapter and start a new one. You are not a victim.

It’s also important to give yourself some “white space” to reflect.

2nd card is the Hermit

The Hermit is all about taking a pause and going inward. Re-discovering your inner light so that you can bring that light to others. Be the lantern that lights the path.

The Hermit advises you to find a little alone time away from other people and connect with the higher power (God, source, Spirit, what every you want to call this divine power). By doing so you will have more strength, energy and vitality to accomplish anything that your heart desires. Spend some time alone in nature or in a park if possible.

3rd card is the Sun

The Sun is one of the most positive cards in the deck. The sun is the source of life in our galaxy and the light by which we can see. All of these cards together says that there is light at the end of the tunnel. All the struggles that we may have endured will come to an end. Life will be warmer, more open and happier. But it is still important to do the work. Letting go of wanting to change the past, going inward to find the light and the gratitude. By doing this you will be able to enjoy this period of “sunshine” even more. The Universe wants to support you and will but you need to take action and open yourself up to that support.

The Rainbow Bridge Is Garcia’s New Home

My life with Garcia.

I’ve been off the grid for a while. So much change has been going on in my life that I’m not sure where to begin. 

On July 29th at 11:11am (we did not plan the time this way) I had to say good bye to my beloved soulmate kitty Garcia. It was heartbreaking for Dave and I. He was born on March 3, 2004. I first saw him in a local pet store from my home (I used to go to this pet store to buy food for my beautiful cat Peanuts).

I remember him being so playful and outgoing — and at the time I thought I would love to adopt him. However, my living arrangements did not really permit me to (not enough room and I was going through hard times). So I just let it go and moved on.

Then it was was a surprise and joy for me a year and half later to see him again! 

Garcia at 1 year old and his favorite toy, a box

My Life With Garcia Begins

Dave brought him out to show me (Dave didn’t know that I was thinking of adopting him, it was total synchronization) and to show me how he trained him to do tricks (like you would normally see a dog do). 

He was a very sweet and gentle cat. Part Main coon, Tabby and Ragdoll. If you follow me on social media you know the scoop. And the best bug and mouse catcher.

He was always there for me, helping me heal through my eye surgery, flus, disappointments, so many memories (cats are natural Reiki masters)!

This what I saw every time I woke up
Garcia checking in on me

Garcia never had any health issues other than vomiting from time to time through out his life. I always thought this was normal for cats. 

He was diagnosed with diabetes in October 2019, but it went into remisson. Then Garcia lost his appetite and was lethargic. The doctor thought it was pancreatitis and put him on anti nausea medication. He came back to himself. I did notice he would look at me with sad eyes. He would insist on sitting on my lap in the evening which gave him comfort and obviously I couldn’t get any work done, but I didn’t care.

I dropped everything because I would hear in my mind that he isn’t going to be here forever. I thought of course, he’s 16 — but hopefully I might have another 4 years with him. I didn’t put it together that the message was he’s leaving soon. 

Our last Christmas photo together

Stress And Worry About Garcia

This June Garcia started to just yowl at around 4:00am every night. We took him to the vet for emergency check up (his personal vet wasn’t in that day — it was the owner of the cat hospital). The tests came back clear, no high blood pressure, glucose was normal, nothing really looked wrong. The vet suggested that we take blood work on his kidneys and thyroid which were so expensive. At this point we had already spent a small fortune on tests that had gotten us to this point.

We told the vet to put the test on hold for now — this hospital always ran tests and did procedures on Garcia without telling us first what the cost was going to be. We always found out when they handed us the credit and debit card machine to pay after what they already did!

We felt his kidneys were not the issue here. So the vet suggested anti anxiety meds. We told her that our neighbours just had their grand-baby move in and it might be causing trauma and stress to Garcia at night (we can hear the baby, but a cat can hear 80 times louder). 

The medication was very difficult to give to Garcia, we struggled to give it to him, he was very drowsy and sleepy all the time. Yes, he slept through the night… but we thought at what cost? Then my sister Ann told me about CBD oil for pets and how it helped her Westie (dog). We thought why not try it? It was much easier to give to him. But he would hide and give me this look that I knew this wasn’t the solution.

Then I tried putting Frankincense, Copaiba, lavender and Siberian fir in an aromatherapy diffuser. This seemed to help soothe him. But he would follow us around, put his head down and look so sad.

Then he would come into our bedroom, get on my smart scale (it lights up) and bump his head into the mirror. He kept going into the bathroom and looking at the shower. This told me, sad eyes said to me: “thank you for being my mom, loving me, I’m leaving soon. Good bye.” The mirror and the scale meant: “Look at me I’m losing weight (he knows this is what I use the scale for, smart kitty, cats understand more than we know), I’m dying and the shower is his way of saying I have a deep thirst that nothing can hydrate me. Help me.”

So another trip to the vet, this time I requested he see his personal vet that knows him. She knew exactly what to do. He needed a blood work and test but this was for his liver and pancreas.

No Longer By My Side But Forever In My Heart

I got the call with the results. Garcia was very sick. Has a block and hopefully with 3 days of hydration treatments it will be flushed out. 

After the treatments and another round of tests, the vet gave us the bad news.

It’s most likely liver cancer. We can go get a 2nd opinion (which we did), but the truth of the matter is, he 16 and has 2 weeks left on this planet. She said why wait to watch him fall apart before our eyes. Put him down within a couple of days, take him out of his misery.

We thought about it but I wanted to get other opinions. All the other opinions just lead to Garcia going through more suffering. Prolonging his life would mean him being in a hospital hooked up to machines and not to mention neither Dave or could be with him (we are in the pandemic COVID times) and a possible surgery. He was a very sensitive cat who didn’t even like being away from us for too long.

Making this desicion was just so hard. I thought, “how am I going to live without my lap cat?” Anytime I felt afraid, I had my protector cat right there. He was my protection. I’m so lost without him. I need more time. 

Dave’s client suggested a mobile vet they once used and it made the transition easier. Where we can say our good byes to Garcia with him in our arms. Otherwise, we would have had to leave him at the vet hospital and wait outside. Garcia’s last moments would have been separated from us and with strangers in the vets (which he hated).

We would take on the suffering of sadness ourselves and set him free from his pain. We would send him off to the rainbow bridge. I can’t express to you the hurt and deep sense of loss that I feel. He was a member of our family.

Garcia Communicating With Me On The Inner Planes

After his death, that night I heard walking across the floor. I would also see him walking from the corner of my eyes — and he kept telling me how much he understood but cannot express. He was sorry that he caused so much pain and wants me to know that he was so sorry.

He thanked me for being his mom and wants me to get another cat because he wouldn’t allow another cat to live with us (he got beat up and traumatized by a rescue calico that I adopted years ago and I vowed to him to never adopt another kitty again). 

I felt paralyzed with sadness. Garcia was my true friend. We had a deep connection with him. Some people are not connected deeply to their pets (no judgement here). To us Garcia was our family — not just the family pet.

Enter Phoebe And Jasper

A few days later I felt the need to look for other cats, not adopt right away but just to pet a cat and look at them. Just as a way to help cope with the sadness of losing Garcia.

That is impossible during COVID times. Not to mention there are no kittens in pet stores these days. If you adopt a kitten, you have to go through a rescue shelter, fill out extensive paper work, be on a waiting list to get interviewed and if you are chosen you can have a kitten/cat. I really didn’t want to go this route. I knew someone’s cat had a litter somewhere and the kitties needed a home.

I also wanted a black cat or maybe a calico or maybe one that looked like Garcia. So I went to this site (Kijji) that works like Craigs list and typed in kittens. I was willing to drive 2-3 hours out of town. I located 2 leads in town. This is where I saw the photo of the kittens and knew these 2 are our cats. Dave wasn’t convinced yet (2 kittens mean, double of everything, including vet bills) to get 2. I thought it would be fun. But then we both agreed, ok, we’ll get the black kitten and down the road we’ll get another. 

I fell in love with both of these kittens. I met their mom (she was a large calico in the photo) and we brought the little black kitten home. 

That night I realized Phoebe (her name) is a little young to be away from her mom (barely 6 weeks old — she was 33 days old), she was so afraid. 

The next day I messaged the lady that was selling them and told them we want get the orange kitten — her brother, also. 

His name is Jasper and he is a male “diluted” calico! I got what I asked for. A black and a calico cat! Actually I really feel it was help from Garcia on another plane, nudging me to look and find. 

These little kittens are healing our hearts and I’m learning so much from them. Cats have a lot to teach us.  These 2 guys have the sweetest temperaments. It’s a joy to watch them. They are siblings but are so unique from each other. They are healing my heart and what can I say! I’m a cat lady! 

A photo I made for an instagram post.

Tarot Energies Forecast June 29 ~July 6th

Hello beautiful souls

Have you been feeling stuck or stagnant in love and in life? Hard to get your “groove on” and maybe feeling a little lost as to what comes next? Well, you’re not alone. Not only is there the pandemic and social unrest, but we also have 6 planets retrograde this month of June!

Not to mention, Saturn goes into Capricorn on the 1st and the full Moon ALSO goes into Capricorn (which is a lunar eclipse!) on July 4th. And to top it off, we have Mars going into Aries! This calls for a time of enlightenment and fireworks! This is a good time to break out of our comfort zones and push through. Set your intentions and take action. This can also be a magical time for clearing the pathway and manifesting your dreams and desires.

I just posted the weekly reading video for June 29th to July 6th but the message can be anytime you are drawn to view the reading.

The cards that I used were the Hanson and Roberts Tarot, an old favorite of mine. They are so charming.

1st card 4 of cups

The 4 of cups is a feeling of stagnation and passive energy. Feeling resistance and a feeling of bordom.

2nd card Queen of Pentacles

The Queen gives us a dose of earthy energy. And she tells us that we may not be giving enough to ourselves. That if we stay in the 4 of cups mode for too long, we may will never move forward and grow or even reach our goals. This card give us the endurance and strength to change our thinking to “yes I can”.

3rd card Queen of Swords

The Queen of swords is all about seeing past the illusion and breaking free. She is getting past the ego state and she has no time for anything without a cause and purpose. It’s all about keeping the balance of leisure, work and following our dreams. Trusting that we can get to the finishing line, we just have to see the truth and not allow ourself to get distracted and develop “squirrel like” energy.

Watch the rest of the video here

6 Benefits Of Learning To Read Tarot Cards

Maybe you’re fascinated by tarot cards. But at the same time, perhaps there’s a nagging voice inside you that says it’s just woo-woo or fantasy. Is it something you can really take seriously?

From my perspective and experience, this nagging voice is only that of your conditioning. We live in an extremely materialistic society where if science can’t explain it, then it can’t be real.

Obviously science is an incredible tool for examining and understanding the phenomenal world experienced through our senses.

But is that the limit of it all? Is there nothing more to life than random chemicals and material processes?

I think in your heart, you intuitively know there’s something Sacred and Magical about life. Again, that’s why you’re here!

So why don’t we agree to ignore that voice for the time being. Here are 6 ways that learning to read tarot cards can benefit you, your life and the life of all beings.

Self Knowledge

One of the most powerful ways in which reading tarot can benefit you is the depth of self knowledge you will glean from your practice.

The 78 cards are a book of life. Or a book of changes as the i-ching from the east is called. 

Every energetic pattern from the largest archetypal forces to mundane and everyday influences are represented.

And like in music, the combinations and permutations of these building blocks are virtually unlimited.

When you ask a question and lay out a spread, you have to be willing to be honest with yourself.

If not, you cannot see your reflection in the cards. If you’re willing to be honest however, you’ll see your circumstances as well as your inner state reflected clearly in the cards.

Over time you’ll have seen your reflection many times and will know when you’re being petty or forceful or vain. 

You’ll also see your strength and quiet determination along with your ability to make things happen.

Self knowledge can be achieved in other ways. However, tarot makes it easy. The pictures in the cards don’t lie. And it’s so easy to lie to ourselves. The cards are a tremendous support with seeing through our own self deception. 

Again, this also applies to strengths and postives which we also ignore quite often.

Understanding Other People

When you understand yourself at a deeper level, you tend to understand others too. Why?

Because as said above, the 78 cards in tarot make up the archetypal fabric of both our human and divine experience.

As you progress with your tarot practice you it begins to dawn on you that these same patterns and blind spots are the same ones that are in everybody.

This becomes even more apparent if you ever do readings for others. And back to the first point, when you do readings for others, your own self knowledge also deepens.

Deeper Understanding of Life

No 2 readings are alike. No matter how many readings you do, even if by some unbelievable synchronicity the same exact cards came out in the same order with the same spread, the reading would still be different.

This is because you will be different.

The cards are always changing — just like the phenomena in life. On any given day, everything is flowing differently.

Different people come and go. There are different tasks to do with your work. Your body is changing and growing older. Thoughts and feelings come and go. Problems and challenges come and go.

But something remains the same. That changeless background of Light/Awareness that all of this changing content appears in or on.

Reading tarot consciously in this way can support you in seeing the impermanence of the “physical” world and be more aware of the silent witnessing Presence that’s always there. 

This is also why some call tarot “western yoga.”

Clarity and Peace Around Difficult Decisions

This is probably the one you thought I would lead with. And it’s the usual reason that people come for a reading.

And tarot is an incredibly powerful tool in these situations.

Perhaps someone is deciding about a relationship or a career move but they feel stuck. They wonder which choice is going to lead to the best possible outcome.

A pros and cons list can be helpful — but it can only take you so far.

Getting a reading — or doing one for yourself — can give you insights and perspective on your situation.

It can open you to possibilites you hadn’t noticed or it can confirm things you already felt intuitively. 

After a reading your mind will continue sifting and processing new information and new solutions and confidence to go outside of your usual box will arise.

You will be able to move forward being more aware of possible pitfalls as well as what strengths you have so that you’ll take more appropriate actions and get a better outcome.

Brainstorming and Ideas About Projects and Business

Tarot can also be used when you are seeking ideas and want to brainstorm about a project or business approach.

Again, like above, you can see what you can avoid or at least mitigate, and you can see whether it’s worth your time and energy to at least start moving forward in that direction.

Sometimes you’ll see an idea won’t really pan out. At first you may feel disappointment and frustration if you were attached to the idea, but later on you’ll feel gratitude. 

You’ll be grateful because the insight will come to you that it wasn’t even what you truly wanted anyways.

And of course, this also applies to relationship questions.

A Side Hustle or Business

Last but not least, if you get really good at reading tarot, you can actually help people.

Then you can start doing readings on the side or even eventually as a full on business. It’s up to you how far you want to take it.

We discuss this more in our Tarot Energies course.

You don’t have to read tarot for others or as a side hustle if you don’t want to. You will still reap the benefits discussed above.

Takeaway

Reading tarot is not only full of benefits for your spiritual and psychological growth, but it can help you in practical ways.

Despite all these benefits, it’s important to note that tarot is your tool. You don’t need to rely on it for every little decision in your life.

And when you do use it, it’s not carved in stone. It’s an understanding you receive from communing with your Higher Self with the cards as a tool for that.

One last bonus that I want to mention is that many tarot decks are full of gorgeous and lavish artwork. We (Dave and Mary) often find ourselves simply appreciating the artwork and beauty of the cards!

Too Much Tarot Information and Squirrel Syndrome

The overabundance of information on how to read tarot is actually one of the hurdles we need to overcome on our way to being confident readers.

Like anything, a little bit can go a long way.

These Are the Basic Fundamentals to Learn Tarot

Learn the structure of the tarot deck. It’s structured the way it is for a reason. If we don’t even know how it’s structured, we’ll be very limited with our readings.

There are 78 cards in total. 56 minor arcana and 22 major arcana (arcana loosely translated means “mysteries” or “secrets.”).

The 56 minor arcana — or pip cards — are in 4 suits. Wands (fire), Cups (water), Swords (air) and Pentacles (earth).

Each suit begins with an Ace and goes through the number 10. At that point, it switches to “court cards.” These can be quite confusing for many aspiring tarot readers.

There are 4 court cards in each suit. Generally speaking in most decks they are Page, Knight, Queen and King.

You can think of the court cards as being related to people and human attributes. Pages are often associated with messages since that’s the function Pages had in the old courts. They are the youngest members of the court cards.

Knights are often qualities of movement and action. They are often depicted as being on horseback.

They will operated with the element of their suit. For example, the Knight of Cups will act within the feeling and emotional realm of water.

Queens and Kings are the mature expressions of the suit with Kings being the active dynamic principle and Queens being the masters of the element of their suit.

The Queens and Kings are very often associated with real people (usually over the age of 21-ish) who will show up in a reading. They have an influence on our question and our situation in some way.

The Major Arcana and The Fool’s Journey

The major arcana begins with The Fool card. It is usually numbered Zero. The final card in the major arcana is The World and is numbered 21. 

Some older style decks such as Tarot de Marseilles will have a different number assignment for the Fool but that’s another article for another time.

The Fool’s begins his/her journey with unlimited — but unmanifested — potential. If you’ve read anything about the Quantum field then you could use that as a model to understand The Fool. He/She represents the Quantum field of all potential.

This then leads into The Magician card who is an archetype of the Divine Masculine. The active principle. Then comes The High Priestess. She is an archetype of the Divine Feminine who reflects the active principle and brings it into manifestation.

The Fool journeys through all 22 major arcana and finishes with ultimate success and fulfillment at The World.

Of course this journey is ongoing and there are many cycles within cycles within cycles of The Fool’s journey going on in your life. And in different areas of awakening.

In readings, major arcana cards will have more weight than minor arcana cards. They are looked at by some as being “destiny” or life lesson cards — whereas minor arcana are influences that we can change or mitigate in some way.

Takeaway

The main takeaway is to start by learning the structure of your deck. Take it out and make piles of the cards. 

Make a pile of Ace through 10 of each suit. Make a pile of court cards divided by suit. Make a pile of the major arcana.

You could even put each pile in order. For example, Fool through Magician, The High Priestess, The Empress, The Emperor, etc.

This will support you immensely with internalizing and understanding how tarot works. 

And of course, all this and more is covered in detail in our Tarot Energies course. Coming soon! 

3 Obstacles That Sabotage Your Efforts When Learning To Read Tarot

In this article I’m going to share 3 of the main problems and obstacles we face when trying to learn to read tarot cards.

These obstacles sabotage many a well intentioned effort by otherwise intelligent and disciplined people.

Obstacle #1 With Learning to Read Tarot?

Confidence In yourself and therefore your readings.

It stands to reason that when you’re in the process of learning something you’re still developing your confidence.

So how do you get it?

First of all, you need to be confident in yourself. You need to look inside and know that you have the ability to learn something. Remind yourself that you’ve learned things in the past so there’s no reason you can’t learn tarot!

Many people no more intelligent than you have learned and mastered reading tarot cards. 

So now that that’s no longer an excuse, you need to focus on things that actually have the biggest impact on your learning whatever it is you want to learn — in this case, reading tarot cards.

I’m going to write more about this obstacle in the next article in this series. For now, just think of when you’ve learned something with an organized system. Didn’t that system help you to feel more confident about learning?

You trusted that the system was organized in such a way in order to support the gradual increase in your skills and understanding.

An organized and systematic approach to learning tarot is what will support you in knowing you're on the right track with your learning.

Obstacle #2: “Scary” Cards

Everyone seems to have a few cards that they just don’t seem to connect with or understand. Whenever these cards pop up in a reading — whether for yourself or others — your mind goes blank.

Your heart rate speeds up and you start to sweat. You fumble around in your mind for a meaning that you can connect to the situation but you feel so uncertain!

It’s time for you to knuckle down and connect with those few cards! Find out why you don’t understand them. Look at them. Journal them. Contemplate them.

You probably thought I was going to bring up cards such as Death, The Devil, The Tower, 5 of Swords, etc. as examples of the scary cards...

Well, those certainly qualify as “scary” cards too! However, Mary and I bust that myth in our Tarot Energies course.

Obstacle #3:  Bad Habit of Depending On the Book

Many of you are stuck on the habit of looking up the meanings in a book. There’s nothing wrong with looking things up in books — sometimes a certain meaning can jump out at you and give you a deeper understanding of the card and life — but it becomes a problem when you’re dependent upon it.

If you don’t feel confident about your own interpretation without the book, you’re definitely stuck.

You need to break this habit and trust yourself! This brings us to another obstacle, however…

Just Winging It

Because of the seemingly enormous wealth of meaning and information in a tarot deck (it IS a book of Life, after all) many people decide to be “intuitive” and just wing it.

While this can work to an extent, it is a hit and miss affair. 

Yes, we should absolutely utilize our intuition when reading tarot cards!

However, without any sense of how a tarot deck is organized and what the principles of tarot are, you are missing so much!

And deep inside, if this is you, you know this to be true. There’s a sense that your readings are somehow incomplete.

Not only that, but if your intuition or psychic ability is in fact that accurate, why even bother with the cards in the first place?

The thing is, the cards always have the truth of the energies of the moment in them. You just have to know how to look. 

Part of looking involves being willing to peel back layers of "blindspots" and being willing to see what is. That's the spiritual growth or "yoga" of the tarot. (Some people have called tarot "the yoga of the west.")

This will then jumpstart your intuition and you’ll put everything together.

It’s like playing a musical instrument. If you don’t know any of the fundamentals of playing that instrument, how far can you take it?

Even if you experience some beginners luck with it and have a knack for it, you’re music will be extremely limited.

The best music is usually a combination of some technical skill which provides a foundation for the intuitive and creative faculty to soar.

The takeaway is to not get too caught up in unnecessary details — unless you really love that kind of stuff — but to at least master the fundamentals.

Then, allow your intuition to come forward and make new connections in every reading you do!

All this and more is covered in our course, but I hope this in and of itself was helpful.

Stay tuned for the next article in this series in a couple of days.

Soulmate Twinflame Weekly Reading

Here is our Soulmate and Twinflame Tarot Reading for week Feb. 24 - March 2, 2020. Due to the laws of spirit, messages in this video can be relevant at any time you are drawn to view it.

The messages are intended for anyone drawn to view the reading video and this blog post. 

6 of Cups: This card is a nostalgia time for us. We might be feeling a little bit more tired or we might be taking more time to pause and reflect. Because we are downloading and receiving divine energy guidance from our guides/ angels. People or places from the past may even come back into our lives. An example would be attending a family gathering with people we haven't seen for a long time.

 

Six of Cups

Ace of Pentacles: Here is our abundance card! A card of abundance and new beginnings. Everything is going to be turning for the better with potential for financial gain. It can also come in the form of a gift. Whatever you're planning at this time has good financial potential.

Ace of Pentacles

The Sun: This is the happiness card -- shining success. But you have to want to be happy. Happiness won't happen if you're not willing to let go of ego's desires to remain as an unhappy "me." You need to trust that everything that is happening is for your highest good. And you can choose to roll up the shades and let the sun shine right now. By the way, when I say "happy" I don't mean running and skipping around with a delirious smile on your face all day long! I mean more along the lines of feeling grateful and at peace with things as they are right now.


Watch The Full Reading Video Below

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: