Quite a few years ago I walked into an esoteric shop not far from Leicester Square tube station in London, with the idea of hiring a room to do healing work in. I had developed into a pretty good healer.
Back-tracking a year or so, I used to do massage swaps with a friend. She was marvellous at aromatherapy and I was good at intuitive massage. In one session as I worked on her lower right leg I thought to myself, “let’s imagine that energy can flow from my hand to her leg”. I had been learning T’ai Chi for a couple of years and had become accustomed to imagining and sensing energy flowing from my hands and playing with balls of energy. Well, when I imagined energy flowing from my hand to her leg, to my surprise my friend’s leg jumped. So I imagined energy flowing again, and again there was movement.
There I was about a year later, more accomplished as a healer (there would also have been training and development in past lives), about to enquire about a room. I reached the counter and all of a sudden a man came up behind the manager with an unsatisfied customer and said that he couldn’t do a tarot reading for a her and nor could another tarot card reader. Before I could think about it, my mouth opened and I shouted out, “I’ll do it!” The customer exclaimed “yes”, and the manager looked at me and grumbled how he didn’t like people interfering and handed me a new pack of tarot cards.
One of the readers took us up the rickety stairs (some of the buildings near Covent Garden are old) and showed the client and myself to a booth with a table and two chairs. The woman shuffled the cards and I lay them out in what I thought would be a useful pattern. I had given tarot readings to a few friends for fun, but I had no training and would look at the pictures on the cards and tell a story from them. As it happened, the story was good and the customer was happy. The manager of the shop was happy.
A week later he phoned me up and I started doing tarot readings in the shop a couple of days a week. I hadn’t had any training but I became better at developing the story from the pictures I looked at.
It was a good experience that taught me a lot. I found that doing the readings involved shifting the client’s energy, so that negativity would fall off them. It was all too easy to inadvertently pick up this energy, feel unpleasant with it or get a headache. This was good training to handle energy, stay clear, and dispose of negative energy.
It was really great fun helping people. I found my style wasn’t fatalistic and I would naturally look for ways to improve situations for the clients, and look for the best possibilities. Later, I learnt how karma can be negative, or positive, or opportunistic which means the outcome was up for grabs with the right intention, a bit of effort, and enough energy in optional timelines. So outcomes can often be improved inside what I would call the karmic flexibility of a person and their situation. I felt this needed to be done carefully as readings of any sort are a form of interference, and it would be doing a disservice to another person to stop them from learning something they are supposed experience in their lifetime. It could take many lifetimes to rectify that. I could usually get a sense though of a best timeline through their life at that point. With a sense of spirituality, a person could make amazing changes and create a strong possible future through focus, positive thinking, and timely positive actions. So at times, part of the readings were about choosing goals and using the spiritual idea that energy follows thought. They could also use the spiritual law of Love, and/ or the law of Faith to move out of what seemed a difficult or negative reality. (When people move towards God, God moves towards them.)
I usually placed the tarot cards face down when laying them out. I would turn a card or several cards to see a pattern and then describe what it was I saw. After six months or so though, I was telling the story before I turned the cards. The tarot cards had been a great tool and had helped me train up to the point where I didn’t need them.
Helping people was great. There were some situations that were difficult like when a client had come along with an expectation of what was going to be discovered. I had one client who told me she was getting married the next day and then going on a cruise ship for a honeymoon. She was really excited. She wanted a reading about the marriage and about the honeymoon. She really wanted to be told how amazing and incredible her marriage and her honeymoon was going to be. There really wasn’t much energy there though. It was just another marriage and just another honeymoon. The energy was low key compared to her excitement and the glamour of it all. Quite rightly it was for her to enjoy but it wasn’t going to shake the world. Marriages can be mundane, they can be boring, they often end in divorce, some marriages can be filled with love and joy that lights up the couple and even lifts the lives of those who know the couple.
Another situation that needs the right things said is when it is obvious the client is going to die soon, or when opportunistic karma is about to come into play on their timeline. Looking at a person’s third-eye, if someone has a possibility of dying their third-eye will look as if it is closing up. It can be visualized like the hands of a clock coming up to the midnight position. I told one client that there was a bit too much disordered energy around him, and that it would improve matters if had everything in his life in order and attended to. No point in saying he was going to die, and causing distress.
One lawyer I met told me she had been taking cocaine and had a long history of using it. I told her if she didn’t stop and go into rehab she would be dead in four months. Several months later I was told she had died. The family had said it was cancer as they were high society and felt ashamed.
These days I might approach death differently as it is a transition onto the inner planes for a breather and an esoteric cup of tea before coming back down into creation. I can appreciate the grief and sorrow when someone dies when the love and connection is strong. With the death of one relative who I loved greatly, I picked up on the likelihood of their death a couple of months beforehand. I had been reading a lovely book called The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche and so I said the prayers daily to help make the death a much less fearful experience than it could have been and to help make it pleasant instead. With another death I was there to see the chakras closing down, and the soul, spirit and astral body come out of the physical body. I could follow it, and see where they went to. So I knew they had just moved on. In fact it is very unpleasant for someone to not move on but stay stuck. It is called being earthbound. I’ve had to help earthbound people move on before. In one case a person had been held back by the strong emotional ties of their family. People whose death is sudden, an accident or scary can end up being earthbound. Moving them on is called rescue work.
A lot of readings were about helping people explore different possible timelines and evaluate them so a choice could be made. There could be concerns about relationships, health, accommodation, jobs, life purpose etc.
I had the idea that it was possible to read the energy for someone in many ways. So they or I could throw sticks or bones, or we could be looking at the pattern left by tea leaves, or the layout of the stars as in a horoscope. It was a case of reading the energy and information though with astrology this ability is refined. I believed then that everything is connected, and was a case of being able to notice the energy within something like sticks or tea leaves and being able to interpret the energy. I still believe in the connectivity of all things, but I don’t believe in them being fixed and static any longer. Besides, there is opportunistic karma to work with, as well as the positive karma and negative karma.
I read about an Indian astrologer telling someone he should be dead according to his astrological chart. Meher Baba had tweaked the man’s karma so he could keep working for him.
Nowadays, it is quite a profound period of change for the world and everyone in it. The five Perfect Masters can alter anyone’s karma and the plane of consciousness they are on as they wish for this and future lifetimes. They can do this to bring about the best outcomes for the person, the world, and creation.
Even though there is a lot of change and even though a person’s karma may no longer match exactly the old pattern of their energy as it would show up in something like an astrological chart, it is still very possible to get a sense of a best possible timeline to be on, and do a reading with that, and with what is going on in someone’s chakras and aura, which provides a lot of information.
Readings are a lot about positive change, sorting out a person’s energy, and sorting out their timelines. The information offered can deepen any required positive change. By reading the energy and information in the chakras, it is possible to get some idea of what is happening. I find that simultaneously, by focusing on the energy and information, it is influenced and changed. When times are full of change, surprises and uncertainty, it sure helps to be on the right timeline. It helps to meditate and to have enough silence on the inside to notice the choices presented by your intuition.
I have found that the readings are not for everyone. The energy offered can be too high energy, too new, too futuristic, and filled with too much change. If someone has a dogmatic personality or seem to brittle, they can’t cope. If they think the world is fine for them as it is, they run away energetically (well, try to). If they don’t like change it scares them like crazy.
The readings seem to work for people who have light in their hearts, have some compassion and empathy, have flexible minds and who can sense a need for the world to change. They don’t have to be particularly spiritual, just willing. They might be happy , or they might be scared or confused at the moment. That is OK as a starting point.
A simple meditation as an indicator. Imagine a ball of white light flowing towards you. It divides in two. A smaller ball of white light flows into your third-eye, the other smaller ball flows into your heart centre in the middle of your chest. How do you feel?
If you like it, you would enjoy the energy input and change.