It’s important to remember for those of us that are sensitive or feel a lot of empathy for others to take time to clear your aura, especially if your developing your psychic abilities or working as a psychic, everyone of us has an aura it’s an energy field that surrounds us made up of many layers, it can extend up to 3 ft around us depending on your vibrational frequency. Sometimes it can become out of balance or we pick up negative energy from the environment around us or people that we read for or come in contact with.
Cleansing your aura is a form of personal healing and spiritual and emotional well being, our aura continuously processes positive and negative information throughout the day about our experiences, by doing meditation, exercise, having a good diet, drinking only moderate alcohol and not smoking are the best ways to look after yourself, being a psychic or reader needs to be a lifestyle choice if you don’t look after yourself you can burn out, become ill or depressed.
I know that sometimes I can go out happy and in a good mood and by the time I get back I can feel heavy headed or negative emotions like anger or sadness sometime I can pick these up from the gym, this type of environment it does attract people for many different reasons and some of the people there are depressed or have issues they are trying to work through and by going to the gym helps it them feel better which is great, but if you’re an empath like me you can end taking on that energy. It can also happen in shopping centres, pubs, supermarkets anywhere that a lot of people tend to congregate going about their daily life.
One thing I have noticed over the years and something you should consider when picking a psychic or a reader is that an inexperienced reader or someone just starting out and often it’s the ones that tend to offer free or cheap readings, (and of course many people will jump at the chance of a freebie!) Just be aware that this person may have taken on a lot of negative energy and not cleared themselves, if you think about it happy people don’t tend to have readings they only come to us when they have a problem and you can end up taking on all that negativity if you are really sensitive.
I have often had to clear after just receiving a message or email from someone let alone a reading, it can be in any form of contact I can pick up on the energy of the person right away, and if they are a sensitive or psychic I know when they don’t clear regularly and I have to then clear myself. Having had a un pleasant experience myself recently after being in contact with a psychic reader (I don’t feel that I should go into details as it may scare some of you) I’m told by my guides that this person wasn’t aware of this negative energy and that it had attach itself to them, although I’m guessing they probably would have eventually wondered why they were feeling off colour. So if you’re of a sensitive nature and you pick a reader because they seem cheap or they offer freebies and you could end feeling worse than you did before the reading.
Firstly trust your instincts and do your home work, check out the reader see how long they have been doing it and don’t fall for the old crap, I have been doing it for years! if they have been doing it for years they don’t offer free readings to everyone, go by recommendation and check out their website they should have a photograph of themselves on their clearly stating who they are, what training they have had with lots of positive feedback.
Readers do have to start somewhere, if they are practicing or in training they should be honest and open about it. Ask yourself do you feel a connection to this person and do you feel they would give you good advice or are you just after a freebie.
Professional readers work with people day in and day out they know they have to clear and look after themselves in order to connect and give a positive experience.
If you are unfortunate to come into contact with or know that you are going to see someone that’s negative or always complaining then ask for extra protection from your guides, put the white light around you and ground yourself try to limit your time with them and only see them when you feel strong enough to cope with it, maybe ask yourself what value do they have in your life do they just want someone to unload on so they feel better and you end feeling bad. Family is different you may have to see them often or even live with them, then sage your house regularly and place crystals around the room or areas that they sleep or sit. Open the windows let in the fresh air let it blow through to clear the energy.
Here are some ideas you can try if you want to clear negative energy from your home or workplace.
1. Sea salt is commonly used in Feng Shui to get rid of negative energy and to allow a balanced chi to flow inside the home. The sea salt is either used alone or mixed with water and placed in certain areas of the home. Mix 5 – 6 tablespoons of sea salt in a bucket of water and mop the floors with the mixture. Or you can place a small bowl filled with sea salt in each corner of the house which faces the northeast and southwest directions. The bowls of salt should be left in an open space and not placed in a cupboard. It should be replaced every 2 months.
2. Clean rugs, curtains, walls, windows etc. Every time you clean your home you are removing negative energy. Cleaning your home or workspace will make it lighter and more positive. This is a result of organizing, of ridding yourself of things you no longer need and removing toxic products from your environment. Just opening windows brings in fresh, positive energy.
3. Remove clutter. Things like old magazines and dirty clothes can trap a lot of negative energy in your house. Remove old items you no longer need. Keep coffee tables picked up and clean. Put your laundry in a laundry basket. Wash your dirty dishes and put them away. Negative energy needs objects to hang on to so it can remain around.
4. Loud noises. This is the reason the Chinese love fireworks. Loud noises break up energy patterns and allow them to disperse. Mother Nature does the same thing with the noise of thunder storms.
5. Open windows and let fresh air in and negative energy out.
6. A meditation once or twice a day in your living space will broadcast out a powerful positive vibration, making positive energy more powerful than negative energy. A proper meditation will saturate a space with uplifting energy for several hours.
7. Other space clearing techniques include burning candles, dowsing; smudging with herbs (white sage) or incense; clearing with bells, cymbals and singing bowls; and clearing with chanting. Burn lavender, mint or eucalyptus incense inside every room of the home. These scents will infuse positive energy into the home and will push out anything negative.
8. Rearrange the furniture, again negative energy needs something to “cling to.” Arrange your space with as much wide open space as possible, allowing any negative energy to disperse. But also the act of rearranging will cause this harmful energy to dissipate.
9. Add living plants. Plants add colour, life, oxygen and positive energy to your home.
10. If all else fails then call in an expert, they will do the clearing for you and pick up on anything else that may be going on, like a un happy resident spirit.
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Witches, if you are only going to have one crystal, then this is a must have. Quartz is one of the most versatile of crystals, and it is able to do just about everything you need. It boosts the powers of other crystals, focuses and directs energy, especially quartz points, and can be used for protection balancing, meditation, and dispelling negative energy.
All witches have a wand, although traditionally a wand is associated with wood rather than crystal, a crystal can be equally effective in directing the energy of the caster. Long pieces of quartz can be used to define the circle or simply to direct will when working.
We have to cleanse our crystals and there are many ways to charge them, by using moon water, moon light, even burying in the earth, one of the simplest ways is to leave crystals to charge on a bed or inside a geode of quartz, I do this often to the ones that I wear. Quartz is a charging crystal that rejuvenates your other crystals and leaves them cleansed and charged.
Quartz has protective properties and can be worn close to the body either in the form of jewellery or in a pocket or bra to protect the wearer. It can also be placed around the home for protection to your property.
Quartz can be used in a ritual, it can be worn as jewellery, sewn into ritual robes or even attached to magical tools, it helps channel the energy and is used for protection, to keep negativity out and enhance the safety of the circle and the participants.
For psychic dreams, if you place this crystal beneath your pillow, the quartz can assist you to have dreams of a prophetic nature.
During healing, quartz can be moved over the body this helps to heal any weak patches in the aura and restores energy. When using quartz to heal remember to cleanse your stones after using as they will pick up any residue of negativity clinging to the aura.
Infused your crystal in water, ideally its best left overnight in the full moon. The water can then be used for cleansing your magic tools, and for home or work clearings and blessings.
Lastly, probably the most widely known use of clear quartz is the crystal ball. A crystal ball is used for divination, some seers see a physical image in the crystal and others use the surface to rest and clear their mind and allow them to either see images in their mind’s eye or to enable knowledge to come forward, this can take a lot of patience and practice as my development circle tribe will tell you.
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Knowing which moon phase we are currently in can help us to arrange and run our lives more smoothly. Below is an introduction to the Moon Phases giving an insight into which is the best phase to do things in our day to day lives to help achieve the best result.
The New Moon
The New Moon, can be seen as a symbol of new beginnings, it is a good time to start new work projects and build new relationships, a time for new challenges and new cycles. This is not a time to analyze but to allow things to grow and flourish. Any new starts at this time will grow and develop. Our energy levels are usually high at this time.
The Crescent Moon
The Crescent Moon, can be seen as a time of transition when we become aware that although we are still influenced by the past, it is over and the promise of the future is yet to be revealed. There are things from the past that we may have to lay to rest before moving forwards to fulfil our hopes and dreams. You may find that this is a good time to open up and talk.
First Quarter Moon
The First Quarter Moon, is a time when things are starting to come to a peak you may feel a slight irritation but this is just due to the need to sort things out, as yet you may not know what needs sorting. Step back and assess things objectively. It’s a time for looking at ideas and searching for solutions to any problems that may have arisen. This can prove to be a very sensitive time, but can also bring you the courage needed to help you to move forward.
The Gibbous Moon, is a good time to devote ourselves to that which has great meaning to us. We are able to use our mental abilities which are very clear during this time. You may have truly brilliant discoveries or ideas and can look clearly at what you have already accomplished. Due to our heightened energy levels we are able to give more of ourselves.
The Full Moon, often during this time we are able to see ourselves clearly and any hidden tensions within are revealed. We are able to see both sides of any issue and we are able to work on any imbalances. This is an excellent time to meditate in relation to any personal issues that may be concerning you. A time for acknowledgments and answers to things that may have been hidden from view until now. It is also a good time for romance and fertility.
The Disseminating Moon, this is often when we are aware of what we have already learned and we have probably have learned our lessons well. It is a time to take any social obligations sincerely. You may feel strongly that you want to pass on those hard learned lessons. At this time you may wish to share your knowledge and wisdom with others.
Last Quarter Moon
The Last Quarter Moon, is a time when all aspects of our lives that need balancing are magnified, a time to tie up those loose ends, and a time of conscious action. You have the ability to choose how to act or react and you are in charge of the outcome of any difficult situations. It is up to us whether we act or not.
The Balsamic Moon, is a time to reap what you have sown. If you have learned those lessons then you are now able to move on. This is a time of karma, this is when the outcome, is out of our hands and we have to accept the decisions we have made previously. This is a good time to let go of the past and get ready to move on.
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We are all blessed with spirit guides who surround us and support us. We usually have around four sometimes more. Our main spirit guide is with us from birth. The rest of the guides tend to join us throughout our life. Their assistance can be both practical and spiritual in nature.
Most of us forget who we were before we reincarnate and where we’ve come from and what our reason is for being here. Spirit guides know that it is challenging to be incarnated here on earth and keep a connection to your higher self and your soul’s purpose.
The role of your guides is to gently but consistently guide you by intuitive nudges to stay on track with your soul’s purpose. If something is in your purpose to accomplish, you will find the support from your spirit guides they will hook you up with resources, people, and money, books to help you reach your goals, sometimes they offer insight and comfort when you feel lost.
You don’t need to have really well developed psychic abilities to begin working with your spirit guides. You may not be able to perceive them at all times but your guides can certainly perceive you. You only need to set an intention and they will pick up on it. Or you can speak to them out loud and they will hear you.
Your spirit guides work to help you manifest your desires into the physical, often in unexpected ways! I recently realized that I have a particular guide who hooks me up with the clients who could benefit from a session with me.
Be open-minded and the Universe will send you the resources you need in ingenious and creative ways. If you expect to receive help through one particular channel, you may miss or discard the help that shows up in other ways.
Development circle, shamanic meditations, courses and workshops take a look at my website for more information http://www.magicandglitter.co.uk
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Empaths are typically known as the healers of the world. They’re the people whose senses are heightened the ones that not only see the different energies of the world, but actually feel them, experience them.
Those who are not empaths might think that this ability to feel what others feel is a gift, but if you can convince an empath to talk about their gift, they might tell you that it’s not always sunshine and rainbows. In fact, it’s quite often not a very fun gift to possess at all.
Because of their gift, so many people rely on them for support. Empaths are almost always trusted because they make people feel safe. And while the empath is capable of handling the emotions of others, they also experience quite a bit of stress because of it.
The dark side of being an empath comes in the form of having two conflicting voices constantly roaring at each other inside of their heads. Constantly feeling both the good and the bad, the negative and the positive, to the point that they feel overwhelmed.
Empaths are more susceptible to the negative energies in life. Their intense ability to feel can’t get away from the deep rooted evils that exist in the world. Their deep understanding of how the world exists and operates is enough to confuse and sadden them. What they can’t understand is why this type of energy exists in the first place, if all it does is hurt others.
The dark side of being an empath is constantly being exhausted and fatigued from the energies you absorb. But, you’d never know it. Because the empath never dares break down or lose composure. They quietly observe, acknowledge and feel.
As many others do, empaths want to be loved and accepted for who they are. But, it is their generosity and kindness that often sees them being taken advantage of by those who only take, never give. Empaths are ‘givers’ by all means, ready to show kindness to those in need at all times.
The dark side of being an empath is not knowing that being so selfless places an incredibly heavy burden on one’s self. Even the empaths that do recognize the burdensome nature of their selflessness often choose to ignore it, because carrying that weight is more meaningful than letting it fall on someone else’s shoulders.
The dark side of being an empath is knowing that you willingly neglect both your body and mind for the sake of others. A neglect that builds over the years, eventually resulting in the need to go soul searching once again, a practice that we only take up when we feel completely lost.
The dark side of being an empath is knowing that even when they fall in love, they never do so entirely. They simply aren’t capable of giving every ounce of their heart to someone else. They know that if they tried, the intensity of the passion would most likely be too much to handle, for themselves and their partners.
Which is why they always keep a little part of them hidden away from the rest of the world. They keep a guard up out of necessity, even if they want nothing more than to let it down and succumb to an overwhelming love.
The dark side of being an empath is the war that is always being waged within. The war they wage against the sadness, the darkness, and the sorrowful side of themselves that is always trying to rear its ugly head and lead them into self-destruction.
The only way they can fight this successfully is by learning to distinguish between emotions that are their own, and emotional energies that are imposters, invading from the outside. Empaths need people who understand who they are, people they can talk to and who will listen.
Empaths need to be able to let down the wall they’ve built up around their feelings so that they can let their empathic selves do good in their own life.
Otherwise, empaths are destined to fight a war within themselves that never ends.
Source: Expanded Consciousness
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Psychometry is a combination of psychic awareness plus the ability to read the energy that we all leave on the objects around us. It also acts as an aid to help the psychic by helping them tune in better to the person they are reading for.
Most psychics tend to prefer metal objects, such as rings, watches or other jewellery, this could have a lot to do with the fact that these objects are in contact with the person on a more regular basis and therefore retain more information or energy.
Although you could use almost anything, some psychics are good with clothes, but then again these items have to be in regular contact with their owner.
Psychometry is also the method that a lot of psychics use when working with the police, especially when trying to locate a person. The psychic or medium will be given an object which belongs to that person or a photograph of them. By handling the object it helps them create a psychic link to the person because our bodies give off magnetic energy.
It’s also important to remember if the object may have been handled by more than one person, then its history may reveal things that are not relevant to the sitter. Or if the object has been passed down the family, it will also contain information about its previous owners.
Some mediums may start a reading with Psychometry, to help link into the person. This will enable them to pick up some basic details about that person and as the reading progresses it may then become more of a `mediumship` reading, when spirit comes through to give a message.
I do this using a photograph when I do my online readings if you’re interested in having a reading feel free to visit my website to book one.
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One subject I have come across time and time again is the soul mate connection. Here are three different types of Soul mate connections, and all of them are karmic.
The normal for want of a better word, soul mate connection in which we find we connect quite happily and comfortably with someone, with very little effort, And feel we’ve known them all our life.
Then there is the real karmic soul mate connection – This one can be very hard work. You may have an intense like or dislike for that person, but they come into your life to teach you something. A lesson has to be learned and a debt repaid. This can be extremely painful, but is necessary for our spiritual growth. Once the lesson is learned, then the relationship has done its job.
Finally there is the connection between The Twin Soul and Twin Flame.
Here there is an instant attraction, the energy of the two souls connecting over time, over miles, and sometimes over years. Very often there is an initial meeting of the twin souls and often one half of the duo is more spiritually awakened than the other but nevertheless they are deeply touched by the experience.
Sometimes they remain in contact, and sometimes the two are deliberately torn apart and separated over years to go and work on their own lives and commitments and deal with karma in other relationships before finally reuniting maybe even decades down the line.
But are the twin souls destined to be together?
Synchronicity is at work here to bring the two back together again. Just as it was at the first meeting, recognition of a deep rooted love, it could only have been forged in other lifetimes together. And probably that is what we call love at first sight.
Inevitably in twin soul connections we come up against can be incredibly frustrating, and cannot be rushed. We are dealing with a process here. Within the connection you often find that one party is very keen to move the relationship on to a higher level, whilst the other doesn’t know what’s going on and doesn’t want to deal with the relationship, as it can touch deep and painful emotions that may have been suppressed. So they try and escape the relationship. The intensity of the connection means that each one feels the other’s pain and confusion both feel pulled around by the energy, and is connected by what seems like an invisible cord.
Often one of the pair can’t handle it and runs away and when this happens, the other twin experiences a bereavement, which never heals, until the next reconnection. The runner has perhaps experienced a lifetime of destructive love affairs. Unable to accept love when it is proffered (even though they may crave it). They find subtle ways to push it away because they have felt unworthy and unlovable or simply have never found the right person. In these circumstances and when used against the other twin, the experience is like a searing pain through the heart. In conventional relationships eventually the wound is healed, but in a twin soul connection, the situation just feels worse and worse.
They are faced with the choice of living in pain from the separation from the twin soul, or returning and facing that deep love, working through their fears which are often unfounded.
Twin soul connections never happen at convenient times. There is often one in an existing relationship or have money issues, and a whole load of other practical and logical reasons why these two, on the surface shouldn’t get together. There can be great differences in age or religion or they may live miles apart. Quite often one may be in a un loving yet long term relationship, whilst the other is in a controlling and abusive one. Both can feel trapped. But don’t forget, Destiny in her infinite wisdom and effort has gone through the whole process and trouble of bringing these two together, and twin soul connections are quite rare, often they look back and will inevitably come across situations where they nearly met up again, or they were in the same place at the same time, and didn’t meet, or they were working close to each other but didn’t meet, nearly buying a house in the same town, and didn’t meet, until Destiny has chosen the exact timing for that meeting and bingo, it is done.
If you are in such a pairing, you can experience a twin soul connection both as a gift and a curse.
The lessons of why we unite with our twin soul can be varied, but one reason is to teach each other about accepting love without fear, about healing the pain of love and loss and bringing the two halves of the soul back together again. Learning to have patience and not forcing the relationship is part of the twin soul process.
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Litha: Summer Solstice – 21st/22nd June
Litha (Midsummer, Gathering Day, Summer Solstice, Alban Heffyn, Feill-Sheathain)
Incense: Sage, mint, basil, Saint John’s Wort, sunflower, Lavender
Decorations: Dried herbs, potpourri, seashells, summer flowers, and fruits.
Colours: blue, green, and yellow
The Fire Festival of Litha
Midsummer or the Summer Solstice is the most powerful day of the year for the Sun God. Because this Sabbat glorifies the Sun God and the Sun, fire plays a very prominent role in this festival. The element of Fire is the most easily seen and immediately felt element of transformation. It can burn, consume, cook, shed light or purify and balefires still figure prominently at modern Midsummer rites.
Most cultures of the Northern Hemisphere mark Midsummer in some ritualised manner and from time immemorial people have acknowledged the rising of the sun on this day. At Stonehenge, the heelstone marks the midsummer sunrise as seen from the centre of the stone circle.
In ancient times, the Summer Solstice was a fire-festival of great importance when the burning of balefires ritually strengthened the sun. It was often marked with torchlight processions, by flaming tar barrels or by wheels bound with straw, which were set alight and rolled down steep hillsides. The Norse especially loved lengthy processions and would gather together their animals, families and lighted torches and parade through the countryside to the celebration site.
The use of fires, as well as providing magical aid to the sun, were also used to drive out evil and to bring fertility and prosperity to men, crops and herds. Blazing gorse or furze was carried around cattle to prevent disease and misfortune; while people would dance around the balefires or leap through the flames as a purifying or strengthening rite. The Celts would light balefires all over their lands from sunset the night before Midsummer until sunset the next day. Around these flames the festivities would take place.
In Cornwall up to the mid 18th century the number and appearance of fires seen from any given point was used as a form of divination and used to read the future.
Astronomically, it is the longest day of the year, representing the God at full power. Although the hottest days of the summer still lie ahead, from this point onward we enter the waning year, and each day the Sun will recede from the skies a little earlier, until Yule, when the days begin to become longer again.
Agriculturally, the crops are in full growth. They are reaching the pinnacles of maturity and coming closer to the harvest time. Most wild herbs are fully mature by Midsummer and this is the traditional time for gathering magickal and medicinal plants to dry and store for winter use. In Wales, Midsummer is called Gathering Day in honour of this practice.
Since this sabbat revolves around the sun, a candle should be lit for the entire day, especially if it is cloudy or raining. The fire represents the sun and is a constant daily reminder of the power of the God. Rituals should be performed at noon, when the sun is highest in the sky. The best rituals to perform on Midsummer are those dealing with masculine issues, masculine energies, or issues dealing with solar influence.
Many pagans choose to make protective amulets, in the week before the Sabbat, which are later empowered over the Midsummer balefire. Some witches choose to bury their protective amulets each Midsummer’s eve and construct new ones. Rue, rowan and basil, tied together in a white or gold cloth, is a good protective trio that can be carried in your pocket year round.
Midsummer is the time to formalize any relationship and couples that have been together a year and a day since the previous Beltane can make their marriage final. This Sabbat is also an excellent time to re-new wedding vows.
Sage, mint, basil, Saint John’s Wort, sunflower, mistletoe (specifically the berries which represent semen), oak, rowan, and fir.
Suggested activities for Litha:
*Rededication to the Lord and Lady
*Divination related to romance and love
*Light a white candle in front of a mirror and say your own Lithia prayer over it, then allow the candle to burn out.
*Float paper boats with blessings on a river/stream to bring luck and love to whatever may find it, or to the land.
*Singing and dancing around a bonfire
*Outdoor picnic feasts
*Create crowns out of flowers
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