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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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And though all the things I love

may pass away and

the great family of things and people

I have made around me

will see me go,

I feel them living in me

like a great gathering

ready to reach a greater home

 

When one thing dies all things

die together, and must live again

in a different way,

when one thing is missing everything is missing,

and must be found again

in a new whole

and everything wants to be complete,

everything wants to go home

and the geese traveling south

are like the shadow of my breath

flying into darkness

on great heart-beats

to an unknown land where I belong

~Excerpt from What I Must Tell Myself by David Whyte

 

As we approach 2013 I am contemplating the things in my life that have died, both physical and nonphysical. The sadness and pain that goes along with death of someone you love, a beloved pet, or even an ingrained thought pattern, is scary and overwhelming. In 2013 I am saying goodbye to the things that have passed, in the past, and learning how to “live again, in a different way.”

Happy New Year!

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Are you a last minute shopper? I know I am! I still have several people on my list to buy gifts for this week. How do you make sure that, even in a rush, you’re giving from the heart? Well, maybe try not to wait until the last second like me…Or consider these ideas for buying presents:

  • Does the person have a yearning to do some crazy, fun activity that he or she has never done before? I love giving experience gifts. Instead of giving an item, give a memory! This will also create a bonding experience if you do it together. For example, I signed up my then boyfriend and I for a sushi-making and sake-tasting class. We did it together, it was so much fun, and we’ll never forget it!
  • Make someone a card rather than buying a new one. This saves trees (always a good thing)! Use recycled paper, or scraps from wrapping paper around your house to create a collage or scene. Write in gel pens on the inside and make it completely your own.
  • If you’re short on cash, write a heartfelt letter. Tell someone how much you love and appreciate them. A gift like this will never be forgotten.
  • Make a cookbook with some favorite recipes. You can arrange the recipes any way you would like (binder, notebook, recipe box). To step it up a little, make one of the recipes to include with the gift.
  • Buy a journal for someone who likes to write. You can get some nice journals made from recycled paper at Barnes and Noble.

Buying from the heart is not just about giving gifts, but also buying things for yourself. How do you choose to spend your money? Are you completely practical or do you splurge once in a while (or once a week perhaps…)? It’s important that however you choose to spend money, you are doing it mindfully. This means that you only spend money on things that will increase your soul’s happiness.  When you look at spending from this perspective, it becomes easy to choose where your money goes. You’ll find that you’re buying things you really love rather than picking things at random or spending on things that you don’t truly want. You know that feeling of joy that rises in you when you find something you love in a store? Use that feeling as an indicator for where your money goes. No joy, no buy! Buying from the heart will allow you to be surrounded only by things you love and will clear out and simplify your life.

How do you decide what to buy? How often do you buy from the heart?

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