The Accidental Tarot Reader (Or I didn’t see that coming!)

Life can take us to places we don’t expect or plan for, but which turn out just right.

I had developed a decent ability in healing, and wanted to make my services available in central London. So one day I visited a shop that I knew had rooms above to hire. I began to talk to the manager when a tarot read came down stairs followed close behind by a client. The tarot reader exclaimed to the manager that they couldn’t read for the client, that it just wasn’t working. Without thinking, I said, “I’ll do it!” The client said, “Yes”. The manager gave me an annoyed look, gave me a pack of tarot cards, saying, “I hate people who interfere.” The customer and myself went upstairs to a room with a few other tarot readers in cubicles.

We sat opposite each other at a small table, the client, a woman about forty years old or so, shuffled the cards, gave them to me and I laid them out in a pattern.

I had a deck of tarot cards at home but the pictures were more a complicated collage of images, more Californian than traditional. Old style images didn’t give me too much to go on and strictly, I didn’t know their meanings in a traditional sense. I had practised a little on friends before with my pack, though hadn’t considered doing readings as a job.

I went for it anyway, and told a story based on the feelings and impressions I picked up from the images on the cards. The reading was fun and it was a great success. The customer was happy and I got paid. The Wednesday after the manager phoned me up and asked me if I would be a tarot reader in the shop. The next Wednesday, I was there.

This all started with not having an open third eye, nor was I aiming to open it.  I was given some advice by a healer to chant Om as an exercise to clear all my system as well as my chakras. First 20 minutes a day for a week. Then 40 minutes every day for the next week, and then for an hour.

I was in no rush to open my third eye. I had heard stories of people pushing it too far and ending up seeing much too much energetic phenomena, which for the unprepared mind can be scary. The astral levels can be split into the lower, middle and upper. Experiencing a lot of lower astral level phenomena due to an open third eye and no training in tuning your third eye (rather like tuning into different radio frequencies), is something to be avoided.

With chanting and meditation, I began to just “know” things about people and situations, and see things around them. Friends would ask me to tune in about issues for them.

To give readings in the shop, I experimented with different patterns of cards so that I could tune into specific information in depth, such as relationship issues, or issues to do with business and projects, or the qualities of individuals and organisations.

Working with clients, at first I found I was taking on board any negative energy they brought along. They were getting a healing while I got that energy. I soon learned how to clear negative energy and offer it up for transmuting and releasing. I learnt how to protect my aura better. Working as a tarot reader was a great opportunity for me to get good at handling energy. I also learnt how to clear and close my third eye and give it a rest.

I tried to apply positive thinking rather than be fatalistic. I didn’t give a reading with the mindset of, “it’s fate and this is the result”. I looked for options and the best scenario. To my way of thinking, if I was giving a reading about a client, I regarded them as having an actual timeline, and also some probable timelines that could happen if they put some time and effort, basically energy into them. I also considered they had some parallel timelines that were slightly different.  It was like giving a reading but saying, “and here is the small-print, and this is what can be altered and changed with some application…these are the options”.

A basic spiritual rule is, “energy follows thought”, and putting energy into something creates a small, or a large result.

The readings told people what the current situation was, what were the available options, what seemed to be the best option, then we looked at what steps needed to be taken in what they thought, and what practical steps should be taken, to get onto the optimal timeline.

It’s like looking down a path, considering what it is like, then seeing how it splits into different paths, and choosing the best path and identifying how it needs to be traveled, to create the best possible future.

It was very enjoyable. After a while, I was giving the readings faster than I was turning over the cards to see the pictures. So I gave up using the cards.

After that, I started to run workshops to help people to develop their intuition, and showed them how to look after their energy should they choose to work with other people.

Gain that Inner Sparkle: Meditation for Clearing and Healing Centres or Chakras.

There is living, and there is living with clear centres, which improves what you can do. You can tell people with clear, and healed centres by taking a clairvoyant look at them. Their centres will look like a column of shining and glowing lights in their bodies. Other people’s centres will be greyed out, or can even look really mucky and distorted. As we all get used to having third eyes that are open and active, we will all be able to sense each other energetically more easily than at present, and also be able to check our own energy.

Centres can be cleared through everyday ways, such as by sitting in front of an open fire. The fire is very purifying as an element. In fact, all the elements fire, earth, water and air can be used for clearing and healing. (These are different to chemical elements.) So swimming is good, the sea being particularly energetically cleansing. People talk about going for a walk when it’s windy, and “blowing away the cobwebs”, so they end up feeling refreshed. Then there is having a mudbath, so the earth soaks away the slow frequency chaotic negative energy. The trick is to know what element you have an affinity for, which tends to be the one you enjoy the most, and which creates a light feeling in your body.

There are some energies that require a bit more shifting, and energy methods that are available through some forms of meditation are required.

There have been several root races of humanity. In each root race, there was a spiritual focus on a particular centre which was being developed. In the Adamic root race, the base centre was the focus, as the beings were attempting to exist and root themselves in. In the Hypoborean root race, the sexual centre was the focus, as the base was up and running, in a basic way. So sex as a way of procreating was developing. In the third root race, the centre of feeling and of the body-mind, the solar plexus, was the strong focal point of development. In the Atlantrean root race, it was the heart centre which was being built up and developed. Though towards the end, the choice for too many was to use other centres predominantly. In the current root race whose moment in time is coming to an end, the Aryan, the focus of development has been on the throat centre. From Lemurian times onwards, people interested in energy and what was called the occult also worked and developed other centres, such as the third eye and crown. But this was only with a small minority of people. With the next root race, the sixth root race, things are a little different, and development is taking a bit of a leap forward.

The base centre, the sexual centre, and the solar plexus centre, are quite old centres, developed in humanities ancient past. These are the centres that accumulate the most slow frequency negative energy. People who have used or developed centres higher up the body during past lives by using occult or yogic practice, or who have been on the receiving end of the darker practices, can accumulate energy in the higher centres, or have pieces of negative energy embedded in there. Also, most people will have cordings attached to their centres from others, and these cordings can be sent in with positive or negative intent.

If people take drugs or drink a lot, that can mess up the centres badly, and sometimes the residual energy is sticky and hangs around. Not to mention the entities that can be nestling inside people’s auras due to drink and drugs.

If someone’s aura is a bit fragile, and they have open doorways on their centres, they can go someplace and just soak up energy. There are therapy consultation rooms where people release old, unwanted energy, or they have that energy taken off them by the therapy or healing. Then the energy is left in the room, as some therapists aren’t aware of energy and don’t find someway to release, cleanse or transmute it. A sensitive person can come into the room and soak it up. (There are therapists who do clean up as well.)

In this meditation you can shine up your centres. People like to wear jewellery and gold to sparkle on the outside. I prefer the look and feel of having the sparkle on the inside.

Sitting in a comfortable position, in a quiet space, breathe gently. Just breathe, and quite naturally, some of the unwanted energy will slide away and off. You can imagine this being whisked upwards as it does so, and it changes to white light.

Above your head are small points of bright blue light, that shine as bright as stars. These points of bright blue light are intelligent and loving in a divine way.

One point of light, enters your crown centre near the top of your head. It starts to shine very bright and very blue. Let yourself feel it, and notice what happens to your crown centre. Allow the process to flow and to take as long or as short as it needs.

Then another point of blue light will come into your head, and into your third eye centre, between and just above your eyebrows. This point of blue light will shine and glow very bright and very blue, all around your third eye centre, making sure it shines on the front and the back of your third eye. You may hear a very high pitched sound, like a high pitched chime. the third eye centre is a usual centre to accumulate negative energy and so it can benefit form this healing, to leave a clear space, with a blue tinge to it, of intelligent protection.

Another point of blue light comes down into the throat centre. There may be a high pitched chime as the point of blue light shines bright and blue and moves around as it gets to work clearing and healing this centre. Old energy will be thrown out to be taken up, and old cordings to your throat cleared away. This centre of expression may need multiple meditations to clear out energies from past lives so that your spirit can ring out and be expressed clear and true.

Allow the process of the blue points of light flowing down into your centres to happen in its own way and in its own time. They may come in to each centre in turn, or all at once. Let the healing happen as it does, and notice how each centre feels, as the points of blue light go into the heart centre, and the solar plexus, the sexual centre and the base centre. Just experience the meditation and enjoy the points of blue light as they go about the clearing and healing.

You may find the points of blue light also work on the smaller centres in your body. The points of blue light may also go into and energize other centres in your body, your head, and even above your head. whatever happens, allow yourself to feel and notice what is happening, and allow the process to complete at the speed it needs to.

You might notice different kinds of blue light which hold different qualities, shining in your centres. Towards the end, the blue points of light may remain as a glow in the background, which can be re-ignited when required.

When the meditation feels complete for now, open your eyes.

 

This meditation can be done prior to doing other meditation work. It is also useful to do one of the earlier meditations about closing doorways on centres afterwards, to keep the energy clean.

The meditation can be used with more detail so you can get to see the extent of the clearing and healing by viewing each centre as having a bottom part, a middle and a top part. The overall energy in the lower third will be slower frequency compared to the middle, and the higher third will have a higher frequency.

You can also visualize the point of blue light working on different levels of each centre. They can work on the physical, the etheric, the astral version of the centre and the mental version of the centre. The astral level can be most useful given that the astral levels are open. Doing this meditation you will end up with shiny and harmoniously functioning centres.

 

 

Intuitive Triangles for Decisions

A fairly quick way of assessing a situation or checking out choices is to use this intuitive method. It’s ideal for something new where you might not have prior experience, or when someone else is trying to get you to do something.

If you want to, you can then go into a more thorough exploration, which for choices, goals and big decisions is important, and think things through.

This method is visual, and with practice, can be done in a few seconds, or the blink of an eye. If you have the time, you can also feel inside yourself, to check the feelings you may have to do with what you are considering. Good, beneficial choices and decisions will have happier feelings associated with them than choices or decisions that are second best or downright detrimental.

The method is based on triangles. The triangles usually point upwards, and tend to be equilateral triangles with all sides equal and all angles equal. That’s usually, if the energy is particularly bad, then the triangle points downwards.

The triangle will have a colour or colours. How lovely they look reflects the energy. The brighter and more beautiful they are, the better the energy and the decision or choice. The greyer, or darker, and meaner looking then the choice or decision is best avoided.

Everyone has an imagination, and using what we call imagination is a way of using the third eye chakra or centre, and the other chakras or centres which can feed into what we experience through what we imagine. When we imagine, we think we make something up. When we make something up, we are using our brain and energetically, our chakras or centres. Done with an honest and open intent, what we are effectively doing is using the input from chakras/centres to view something through the third eye. With practice, you get to find that you are using your third eye, rather than just making it up. Right now, everyone’s third eyes are opening up, and that means everyone. This gives everyone a new way of interacting with the world and sensing the world, not just physically through, physical eyes, but also energetically. Which means we can get to experience more of the astral world around us, which can be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on what is there, and if you know how to deal with it. Most people are unconscious of the fact that their third eye is opening, and some might want to block it out (usual techniques used to try to do this is drink and drugs, which tends to muck up the chakras and aura big-time, and in fact make people more open to the astral).

Back to the triangle, all you have to do is think of a choice or a decision to make, and for each, close your eyes and in a very quick meditation of a few seconds, view the triangle. Check it is pointing up or down. If down; avoid. If up, then check the colour or colours, and peruse them for a moment or two. Check your feelings linked to the choice, whether or not they feel OK, brilliant, or negative.

Usually, if nothing looks that great, then there is another option to find, perhaps by looking outside of the box. This part takes more considering.

This triangle method can also be done with eyes open with practice, like overlaying a visual image over what you see, like wearing a pair of google glasses. I’ve seen people use this to decide on routes when cycling and driving.

If there’s a case of where to go out with friends or someone new, there can be more aspects to explore. (I did once help a girl check the chakras, especially the heart centre, aura and general energy of a guy who had asked her out. Her decision at the end was a no.)

The triangle can also have words at each corner that describe the energy of the choice or decision, and it can be really useful to use your third eye to “imagine” the words at each corner, to give you more information. The third eye also works with taste and smell, so you can imagine the taste and the smell of the triangle, and even imagine a sound. This approach basically gives you a way of accessing information that is not available just by using the physical senses and the physical brain.

If you want to get really fancy, you can put smaller triangles on the corners of the larger, main triangle, to give a bit more information.

The more you do this approach, the easier it gets, and you get to work your third eye and other centres too, building them up.

I use the triangle method  for getting a quick energetic overview of what I see and read in the news, or of a person or organisation (interesting to try with politicians and political parties, and the occasional celebrity). Ocassionally, I get to challenge my assumptions about people, events and situations, that I assume are positive, but in fact aren’t, and ones that I presume are negative, but I get to see they are not. My education, background and culture that has influenced my thinking and beliefs is just that, merely education, background and culture. If I had been born in a different place and time, had a different education and different upbringing, I would think differently. Both ways don’t necessarily match with what’s best from a spiritual point of view which is a bigger picture.

Anyway, as spiritual beings, as souls being in matter, we have chakras/centres that we can use in our everyday life, and so live more and more consciously as spiritual beings, working with the energy and spirit of things.

The heart of being clairvoyant or psychic

Being clairvoyant or psychic is something special. Or is it?

It is actually something that everyone can do.

There are a number of components to being clairvoyant, or psychic. Clairvoyant means clear seeing. Psychic can mean seeing, hearing, feeling and interpreting mostly astral energy and some mental energy about a person or situation.

The energy or data someone can pick up depends on the plane they are on. The higher the plane, the more of an overview they can get.

The third eye centre or chakra is the centre that picks up the energy or data and processes them as visual images.

This cuts out a lot of the available data though, and in fact it’s possible to use a larger amount of data by getting an input from other centres or chakras, and sending it on to the third eye centre. This means the data can be picked up as feelings, sensations and more specialized forms of energy. Sounds complicated, though it is actually quite easy, and something people do all the time, usually without realizing it. It’s just that they are often not sensitive to all the data coming in through their senses and their centres. It’s just practice.

The data is processed and interpreted. This is the part that turns it into information. The person using their abilities can then see images. They might be able to feel, hear, taste or smell things. The quality of the information depends on a number of factors.

The first point is that we usually only see or perceive what we know what to look for. Which means we lock onto the type of information we know about and are familiar with. Occasionally, the information is so obvious and surprising that we notice something new.

Secondly, we interpret it through our own beliefs and prejudices. Normal human behaviour, really.

Thirdly, if the person has a leaning to the Light Lodge or the Dark Lodge, they put a certain slant on their interpretation.

Another point to bear in mind is that some people have a guide on the inner planes. Sometimes a guide senses something and then passes on the information. The quality of the information depends on the plane the guide is on, whether they are a light or dark guide, their experience of doing the job of being a guide, and how effective the person in physical matter is at receiving the information.

How can someone become skilled at being clairvoyant or psychic?

Meditation is a good answer. The best type of meditation is meditating on the heart centre. This powers up the heart centre, and all the good energy and healing gets passed onto all the other centres in a balanced way. The heart centre is good at that, plus it avoids distorting centres and energies within the body (a physical analogy would be how a person might go to a gym and only focus on one group of muscles to the detriment of their overall physique). Meditation with light will also clear the centres (yoga breathing techniques also help).

As for the third eye centre, well that is opening in all of humanity in any case. They might be aware of this subconsciously, though some people should be becoming consciously aware of this, then life gets interesting.

Being clairvoyant or psychic is just a matter of imagining that you can, and practice.

Footnote: If you want to be able to turn off the ability, which is a good thing sometimes to give your mind a rest or if what you see is a bit scary as the astral levels are open including the lower grotty parts, you can practise the following, before trying to be clairvoyant or psychic. See the third eye as having a door on the front. Practise opening, and particularly closing and locking it.

Sensitivity is also an issue sometimes. Have a read of the previous blog. A meditation on how to button up and close doorways might be appropriate, so I’ll put one on soon.

Extra footnote: Mediumistic is perhaps a better word to use rather than clairvoyant or psychic as it incorporates so many other skills. More on this later.

 

If you enjoyed this article or found it useful you might want to take a look at “Your Spiritual Awakening And the New Dawn for Humanity” by Jonathan Barber, and also “Meditation: Opening Doorways On A New Reality”, on Kindle and Amazon