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I love doing an oracle card reading for myself when I am facing a particular issue, or even when I just want to know the energy trends surrounding me. This morning after a peaceful meditation, I pulled cards from the Angel Answers deck by Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine.

IMG_0485The cards I got were: Big, happy Changes, It’s Up to You, Success, Helpful People, Yes, and Ask for Help from Others. When I pull cards for myself, I also believe that they are world energies. The cards in my reading also apply to anyone who might be reading this blog post.

Basically, have hope, you will be successful, ask for and accept the help that comes to you because nothing big is accomplished in isolation. And remember, it’s up to you! You have free will on this journey through life. What do you want most? What is your soul calling for you to do, be, or become? You can do it!

Happy Sunday Everyone!

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I have often written about journaling on this blog. However, I have recently transitioned to automatic writing for about 20 minutes every morning. This has allowed me to tap into a higher guidance system. Rather than writing about problems or fears I am having, I pose a question, connect with my higher self, and allow myself to write down the wisdom that comes to me. I have found this to be both empowering and healing, as it allows me to step out of my day-to-day story and into a higher perspective.

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This morning I sat in my meditation corner, listening to healing music, wrapped in a cozy blanket. I had trouble sleeping last night because a lot was on my mind. A project I am involved in is taking longer than I had hoped to get off the ground, and there is a lot up in the air. Instead of harping on this story, I wrote this:

What is the potential for you, if you were able to see the future as something that could be known–that there are many probable future destinations. You have the power to choose which outcome you would most like to see. The outcome you would like should be focused on solely for it to come into physical manifestation. You can draw pictures, create a vision board, and ask to see this for the highest good. When you think of how to serve others, your power increases significantly. It you were to focus on numbers and money, people would sense your fear and stay far away. But, when you focus on service and affirm that you will receive more than enough to meet your needs, all will be done in Divine Timing.

Much more empowering than a whiny journal entry about money!

If you happen to be in the area, I’m giving a workshop on Intuitive Journaling at Terraloka Wellness in Kent, CT on October 11th. Comment below if you’d like to join!

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It has been almost exactly a year since I last posted on SpiritualiTea. Although there have been many changes, my overall mission has remained the same: to offer a warm, safe space to explore spirituality (with tea).

What has been going on for me? Well, I became a life coach (yay!), began doing professional intuitive readings, left my job…more on that in a later post. I’m currently living life on my terms and have never felt happier, or more inspired! I began creating other blogs that I thought would perhaps express my new self, but in the end I’ve come back to SpiritualiTea as my home.

I’m excited to begin posting here again with a new voice and renewed passion.

There will be book suggestions, helpful resources, musings on my own spiritual life, and of course tea!

I also have a new feature: I will soon be venturing into the video podcasting world, and I hope to take you along with me! Each week I will post a new video providing an intuitive reading for the coming week’s energies. Grab a cup of tea and sit down with me on Sunday morning to find out what the week will bring for you.

Finally, I have two exciting offerings: the first is an online course that trains you to be a SpiritualiTea Facilitator in your community. Learn how to start a group, keep it going, gain members, find friends, and make a little extra money along the way!

Second, I am offering private intuitive readings by phone or Skype. I would love to get to know you and offer clear, accurate, empowering guidance on any challenges you are currently facing.

It feels good to be back.

Peace,
Shannon

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Although there is much sadness in the world, and horrible things happen to good people, the world is still a beautiful place and people are still generally kind. Please do not forget this. When we become cynical, or engrossed in the destruction in the world, we do violence to ourselves on a daily basis. Look around and take comfort in nature, in the cycles of the moon, and the flow of the ocean. All is well.

On my way home today I saw something that helped me renew my faith in humanity. I was driving along a narrow, curvy road and saw brake lights ahead. I quickly came to a stop, worried about why there seemed to be a traffic jam. As I came to a halt I saw a beautiful Canadian goose flapping its wings as it crossed the road. I had to chuckle to myself when I considered that at least 5 cars came to a screeching halt, almost hitting one another, so that a goose could safely cross the road.

Yes, bad things happen. Yes, we live in a world where trauma occurs somewhere to someone every second of the day. Yes, it is a beautiful place. If you can hold this paradox in your head, and accept both sides of the coin, peace is yours.

 

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Recently while I was driving I saw a sign graffitied on a bridge:

KILL GREED

Ironically, there was a peace sign drawn above these words. My first thought when I saw these words was, great, of course! Then I thought about it further. Kill greed…peace sign? If we want to have a more peaceful world, we cannot “fight” the aspects of the world that we find so terrible. Violence does not end violence. “Killing” greed is just as violent as greed itself.

Rather than focusing on hating greed or killing it, let’s celebrate everything that is not greed, accept that greed does exist at our present level of consciousness, and instead of railing against it, work on raising our personal consciousnesses as we move into 2013.

How about this:

LOVE IS EVERYTHING…peace sign.

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Forgiveness is one of the hardest, yet also one of the most important things we can do as human beings. As I have heard from Oprah, and as many others have said, forgiveness does not condone a behavior, but it releases you from the energy of that pain. I recently heard about the book Forgiving the Unforgivable: The True Story of How the Survivors of the Mumbai Terrorist Attack Answered Hatred with Compassion: The Power of Holistic Living (2012, SelectBooks) by Master Charles Cannon. It details his reaction to the attacks in Mumbai where he was present with a group of his followers. Two of the members were killed and four were injured. However, the group displayed only compassion and forgiveness toward those who attacked. In this interview with Master Charles, he details the attacks and explains his reaction to them. I especially like his description of how to forgive, “We allow everyone to be the way they are…because that’s the way they are…and if they are suffering we have compassion.” Forgiveness actually seems much simpler when we remember that people act out of their own pain. Because each of us has experienced pain, we can feel empathetic toward others, no matter how horrible their act may be.

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I love animals, and I also love watching them in their natural habitats. Frozen Planet aired on Sunday night and I spent two hours in heaven. The beauty of our planet never fails to take my breath away and it makes me feel so peaceful to watch nature, even on a television. Because words, as much as I love them, cannot describe the beauty I saw on Sunday night, here are some images taken from the show. Frozen Planet is a mini-series and will air on the Discovery Channel for the next three weeks.

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These captured images are so amazing to see. I applaud the makers of these documentaries not only for the hard work and patience it takes to get these shots, but also for the fact that watching our beautiful planet inspires us to take better care of it!

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