You’re headed to your local psychic fair for a reading with a lot of questions and information you are seeking. There will be many types of readers so what type of reader should you see? Each reader is different and has a different method of reading. Some readers speak with their Guides and Spirit while others use divination tools such as cards.
As I learned about the metaphysical world, I quickly realized the benefits of divination tools. I believe these tools can aid and help you go in the right direction. My first experience was with tarot / oracle cards. I also experienced readings with runes, followed by palmistry, toe reading and pendulums. Tarot cards are not much different than playing cards. The decks have 76 cards, which includes 20 major arcana cards and 56 minor arcana cards. Although all tarot decks are basically the same, the art is different. Tarot can be complex to learn, due to the symbolism in the art.
Oracle cards are often simpler. Each deck is different and unique, and has a theme. The cards are shuffled with the intention to answer your questions and laid out into a spread. Each reader uses a spread that works for him/her. My style is to just lay them in row as they are pulled.
Once the cards are laid out, the reader sees and interprets the messages that the cards are relaying.
Runes are symbols carved into crystals, wood or glass pieces. The runes are put into a bag or bowl and either the reader or you will pull out a Rune to be interpreted. Palmistry and Toe readings use the shapes and lines in your hands and feet. You are probably saying “Toe Reading?” and I say, it’s a must have! (I’ve had one before and it was amazing) Pendulums are a weight suspended from a chain or cord. Most people will use crystal points with a chain attached. The energy that surges through your fingertips along with your guides, is what makes it move. Pendulums can be used to answer a yes / no answer or in a healing.
I also feel we should mention Mediumship. Mediumship is communication with those that have passed on to the other side. A Medium can also connect with your guides. Some Mediums use a divination tool to receive any messages that spirits and guides want to share
The most important part of receiving a reading is the connection you have with the reader. Take a few minutes before the reading starts to make sure you have a connection. This will make your reading amazing.
I used to wonder why I didn’t have what I wanted. How did everyone around me have what they wanted? Then I learned the secret….Manifesting Your Dreams.
If you want something, ask the universe. I’m not saying, you can manifest a TV but you can manifest the funds for a TV. My jewelry went from a hobby to a small business with the use of manifesting. I have acquired the skills to use manifesting to my benefit. You do it with a few simple rules:
1. Visualize what your intentions are.
2. Have a positive attitude when saying your intentions. Keep all negative words and thoughts out of your head. For instance, instead of saying: “I don’t want to be sick anymore” say, “I am healthy”.
3. Be very clear about your intentions. Using the above example, we would say “My lungs are healthy and pink”.
4. I like to say an affirmation, such as “I call on my guides, angels and spirit to embrace my lungs and make them healthy.”
5. I also have a few physical items that I use. I use crystals that aid in manifesting along with crystals that are used with what I am asking for. For example: I would use quartz (manifesting) and a blue lace agate (lungs). Banana paper is a great tool for manifesting; I have a banana paper notebook that I write everything down in. I got my notebook for $3.99 at Target.
6. Lastly, you have to believe in manifesting and know that the universe is there for you.
After going through these steps, I repeat them at least 3 times for each intention. As time goes on, your manifesting skills will improve and become second nature.
Crystals that are a great tool for manifesting:
Libyan Gold Tektite
What type of Healing is for me?
I have had many healings done in the past few years; some were amazing while others were lackluster. It can be overwhelming when you go to a metaphysical expo and see large numbers of healers. How does one choose? I used to listen to my friends, go to who they thought was good. What I should have done was listen to my intuition. I have come up with a surefire way of choosing a healer for you.
1. Start off by observing the healer with other clients. Now, every healing is different but I still want to know what their moves are and what to expect.
2. When you are ready approach a healer, ask as many questions as it takes for you to understand what they do. How does their healing work? What are their techniques? How should you feel afterward?
3. This is the most important one: make sure you connect with the healer before starting the healing! During the question and answer phase, do you feel a connection? If not, don’t be afraid to walk away, they will understand.
I have had a few Reiki treatments that didn’t go well; I didn’t listen to my gut instinct. Yet, I met a wonderful Reiki Healer 2 years ago that does amazing things during a healing. I was vending at a show last year and was sitting across this healer that looks like she was picking stuff off of people. I was intrigued by the process and asked her tons of questions. She did 4th Dimensional Healing and after speaking with her I went through with the healing. It was MIND-BLOWING!!! No words could explain the transformation I went through and I can’t wait to see her again.
I’ve also done a Meridian Dance Healing. Now if you have ever seen this done, it can be intimidating to watch. I watched this man all day and I won’t lie…I was scared to do it. But I connected with the healer and knew I had to experience it. There was such a release afterwards that I cried for hours. My next healing is a Spiritual Response Therapy (SRT). SRT clears away negative energy and programs.
I was able to have such amazing healings because I observed, asked questions and connected with the healer before starting. I can almost guarantee that your healing will go well.
Here is a list of stones that can help you during the healing process:
Blue / Green Obsidian
Author: Jennifer Flint Atzemis
Editor: Felicia Ann
Along my journey I discovered crystals and they have become my passion. I still remember the first crystal book I purchased; it came with a few crystals and a cage necklace so that I could wear them. My first stone was a sodalite; I wore it for at least a year! The energy that I felt from that one stone was amazing.
When a metaphysical shop opened up locally, I was all over the crystal section. One of my favorite things to do was to give these crystals to everyone I knew. I wanted my friends and family to feel the energy and notice the difference they make. My husband would carry them in his pocket for a few days then put them in his truck. I remember when we sold that truck; we found tons of crystals stashed everywhere.
I started my business in an effort to outfit everyone with crystals. I also found that while making the jewelry, I was receiving the benefits of working with it. For example: I had made a green aventurine necklace, I tried it on to make sure that it would lie correctly. After I put it on, my husband called to tell me he got the job! If you don’t already know, green aventurine is the stone of luck and money.
I have two goals for my business; I want it to be affordable and to help people. I wanted to make sure that everyone could afford to purchase the jewelry so they too could enjoy the benefits of the energy. If we ever meet at a show, you will see that I like to have conversations with my customers and learn where they are in life, so that I can help them pick the best piece for them. I can’t take all the credit as I fully believe that Spirit helps me find that perfect crystal for them.
When a customer walks away thrilled with their purchase, I realize I am on the right track and I do make a difference! I put so much love into what I do. I hand pick everything from beads to stones. I have to say, I hate shopping but if you take me to a gem show or lapidary, I am all over that! I could spend all day shopping for that perfect piece, that later will become yours.
So what am I trying to say……GET YOURS!!!! Whether you wear that crystal or carry it in your pocket, soak up the energy and enjoy!
Author: Jennifer Flint Atzemis
Editor: Felicia Ann