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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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Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! Although I am half Irish (and I look very Irish: red hair, fair skin, and blue eyes), I have never felt particularly tied to my roots. I believe it is because I am adopted and I am constantly surrounded by people who look nothing like me, and don’t have a touch of Irish in them. In fact, my sister is adopted from China. Nationality, or feeling tied to a certain piece of land and culture, is not a part of my life and I often feel like a person without roots. I am making corned beef and cabbage tonight, but it is not to celebrate a heritage I feel tied to, only to enjoy a classic meal.

There is the saying, “Everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day.” This saying, which often is an excuse to drink lots of Guinness, goes a little deeper perhaps. Yes, it is important to have roots and to know your heritage. Culture is an identifier and helps people know who they are. But truly we are all one no matter where we are from, what holidays we celebrate, and what traditions we have grown up with. We are all Irish, and Italian, and Japanese, and every other nationality you can think of. We are not separate individuals living isolated lives. Although it is easy to forget, we are all the same. My sadness at not having roots or feeling a sense of pride in a country is actually a gift because I feel tied to everyone.

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Do you have something in your life that you are passionate about? Is there something that makes you feel such joy that while doing it time is lost and you feel free? Our passions are clues to our true callings. While this may or may not be your career, callings from our heart always merit our attention and bring great fulfillment in our lives.

I am reading a book now called Callings: Finding and Following an Authentic Life by Gregg Levoy. He describes callings saying, “It makes us forget that the sun rose and set, that we have bodily functions and personal relations that could use a little tending. It is what we’d do if we weren’t worried about consequences, about money, about making anybody happy but ourselves.” ┬áI never fully understood passion until I truly began my spiritual journey. To say that I am fascinated by metaphysical and emotional matters is an understatement. This passion now forms the foundation of my present and my future. It is like falling in love, I can’t imagine life before this passion and I can’t imagine life without it. It informs my plans, goals, and dreams. Learning and teaching others what I have learned about spiritual matters is my life.

What can you wax poetic on? There is no passion too small or too large. When you identify it, or even if you already know exactly what it is, make time for a little bit of it each day. If the passion encompasses a dream that you would like to see into fruition, each day build upon your plan. Save a little more money for your own business, write an extra page in your novel, bake an extra cupcake, or give your child an extra hug. Recognize your passion, your calling, and invite it more fully into your everyday. By doing this you give it room to grow, air to breathe, and you instill deep joy consciously and authentically.

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This year perhaps you are making a resolution to go to the gym every day. Or maybe your resolution is to cut a certain food out of your diet or to quit smoking. These resolutions, even with the best of intent, are often short-lived and we feel frustration when we see ourselves “failing.” I urge you this new year to have compassion for yourself and to consider making resolutions that are on an even deeper soul level.

I am currently reading a fascinating book called Your Soul’s Plan by Robert Schwartz. In this book the author details conversations held with individuals and mediums about pre-birth planning, or the concept that your soul plans all of your life challenges before birth. In this book, the mediums interviewed often channel spirit guides who carry along information. One of my favorite sections shows the importance of recognizing our unity with all other beings: “Much of the darkness we experience on the physical plane is the result of our belief in separation. We believe that we are individuals, distinct and separate from one another and from Spirit. We believe, as the angel said, that we are our physical bodies.”

Whether or not the idea of pre-birth planning seems true to you or not, I think it’s important to start 2012 by remembering that we are all one. This means that when you begin to heal yourself, you are also healing the world. Your energy impacts not only you, your family members, your coworkers, but all beings. This is a difficult concept to really “get,” and I’m still trying to wrap my head around it, however, I do believe in my heart that this is true. During this new year, make an effort to remain conscious of how you choose to ┬áimpact the world, and remember that each thought, word, and action really does have strong repercussions, whether positive or negative.

Happy New Year’s Eve!

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