Thursday, September 26, 2013

Spiritual Harvest: Bless Yourself, Part 3

Good afternoon, everybody!  It is a beautiful day in here in GA, with the sun shining again.  After such a long, rainy, summer, I welcome every sunny day.  I'm looking forward to seeing the leaves change color, too, any day now.
  Today I am giving you part two of the harvest visualization I started yesterday.  This part is for looking to the future and deciding what spiritual "seeds" you would like to plant in your garden.  Do you need or want to make changes in yourself, or your everyday life?  Now is the time to consider what you would like to change and to bless yourself with the opportunity.  As long as we live on this earth we have new opportunities.  As we grow older, these opportunities may be different or even lessen, but they are still there.  We should never stop looking for new opportunities for growth, spiritual or mundane.  Simply opening our eyes each morning and awakening to the world is a new opportunity in itself.
  If you are trying to grow in the spirit and to expand your spiritual knowledge, now is the time to plant the seeds for that to happen.  Late fall and winter are good times for meditation, reading, and studying.  During the colder months we traditionally stay inside and work on projects for the spring.  It may be a good time to take a spiritual or religious class of some kind.  You might consider learning a new healing modality or working with a spiritual group.  Put your efforts now towards future growth and what you wish to accomplish in the coming year.
  It is also an excellent time to plan for growth and expansion in the real world.  Decide what you need to change in your everyday life and the best way to put those plans into action.  You do not have to wait until spring to go ahead with your plans.  When your higher self tells you, "This is your time, move ahead now",  go for it!  Your time of planting new seeds for growth may come sooner than you think.
  When you are ready to do part two of the harvest visualization,  get your basket or container ready.  You may just do the whole visualization in your mind if your prefer.  First, remove the slips of paper you wrote yesterday from the basket.  Set them aside for later.  Now, place the empty basket on a table close by you again.  You will not need the paper and pen this time, only the basket.  Light a candle and incense if they help you relax.
  Now close your eyes and take a few deep breaths.  Let the world slip away from you for now.  Feel the tension and stress leave your body as you focus only on yourself.  This is your time, yours alone.  It is your time for planning and dreaming.  In your mind, visualize a beautiful, cleared garden.
The land has been tilled and is ready for your planting.  It does not matter if you have never planted a garden before.  This is your garden of the future, and you are the only one who can plant it.
  Take three deep breaths now and relax  even more. Your body is warm, warm and relaxed.  You are at peace with the world.  Look at your garden now and you will see small lights flying around the area.  These are your angels and guardian spirits. They have come to help guide you in new directions.  Look closely at them and you will feel their warm and serenity fill your body.  Their knowledge and light will show you the way.
  If you are unsure of your direction in life at this time, you may ask your angels now.  Take a deep breath, relax, and ask what seeds you should plant for the future.  Take your time  and allow the answer to come to you.
  When you are ready, pick up your basket and look inside.  Visualize the basket filled with your plans, your seeds for the future.  These seeds for the future are whatever you need and desire.  They may be spiritual seeds, or for the real world.  Now is your time for planting the seeds.
  In your mind,  give your basket filled with seeds to your angels or guardian spirits.  They will help you plant the seeds.  Watch closely as the seeds are placed in your spiritual garden.  A sense of hope fills your now as your garden is filled with seeds.  You may see some seeds turn into blooming plants right away.  Others seeds will take longer to materialize and grow.  This is the way of nature and of life.
  When you garden is complete, thank your angels and guardians for their help.  You may come back to your spiritual garden whenever you wish.  If some of your seeds and plans never grow, know this was probably not meant to be.  Other seeds will bloom and blossom with great beauty.
   Until next time, blessings from Psykiksister.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Spiritual Harvest: Bless Yourself, Part 2

Good afternoon, everyone!  Is it raining where you are?  It really feels like fall here today; grey skies and cool weather.  Good sleeping weather, if nothing else!
  Today I am posting about spiritual harvest again.  This is not only a time when we should count our blessings but start making plans for new accomplishments.  As we reap our spiritual and worldly crops, we must put some thought into what new things we wish to grow in our "garden".  It may not be time to sow again, but it is time to consider what seeds we wish to nourish in our lives. 
   Yesterday I asked you if this had been a fruitful year for you, or a disappointing one.  If it has been a sterile year, with little reward for your work, it may be time to consider going in new directions.  This applies whether you are seeking spiritual growth or expansion in the real world.  As an example,  let's say you are trying to build a more solid financial base for you and your family.  You have put in extra hours on the job, spent little money on recreation, and still been unable to add much to your savings account.  A  desired promotion at work has fallen through, and as a result, you feeling that you are getting no where. 
  You may need to re-evaluate your position, clearly and thoroughly.  First, look at what you have accomplished.  You have made it through the year, your family is doing well, and you have managed to save some money.  It may only be a small amount of money, but your bank account is on the plus side!  These truly are blessings, even if they have been difficult to achieve.
Give yourself a pat on the back for what you have done, please.
  Now, let's look at what seeds you need to plant for the next "growing season" in your life.  Examine your job and try to determine if there will be any real growth with this company in the future.  Is there any chance of promotion, accompanied by a raise, or are you at the end of your opportunities there?  Be realistic;  sometimes a healthy mature plant is better than a seed that is struggling to grow.  In other words, if you have a reliable, steady job, it might be better in today's economy to continue there, rather than take a chance somewhere else.  Should you plant a new seed or should you just continue to nurture your existing garden?  It is your choice, so consider well.
  I have the first part of a two part visualization exercise for you today.  First,  please find a small basket, bowl, or container.  You will also need a pen and paper.  If you do not have these things now, or would prefer, you can do this exercise entirely as a visualization.  Just do it in your mind!
  Place your basket or container, along with the pen and paper on a table near you. Now, make yourself comfortable.  Light a candle and/or incense if they help you relax.  Take a few deep breaths and relax.  Hold your basket in your hands and look into it.  It is empty, but it is time to fill it with your accomplishments.  Think about this year, and what you have done with your life.  Close your eyes briefly and envision the months that have gone by.  See a calendar in your mind and remember what you have accomplished, large and small.  These are your blessings, even if you had to work for them.  Now, take your paper, and write down every wonderful thing you have accomplished this year.  You can tear the paper into strips and write your blessings on individual strips if you like.  Feel the joy of these blessings as your write, and know that each one is a miracle in your life.  If you were blessed in other ways this year, by other people, by luck, by the heavens themselves, do write these things down also.  Take the time to acknowledge your real blessings this year, then put whatever you've written into the bowl.
  Is your bowl filled with blessings or are there only a few things you have written? As I said yesterday, some years are lean years, and we must look forward to planting better crops later.  If you can not see blessings in your life, then you may need to spend some more time with this exercise. It is a very poor life indeed that has no blessings.  A negative attitude might not be allowing you to see the wonderful things you have accomplished.  Do not be harsh with yourself.  Please stop and visualize what good things you have done, rather than judging yourself for what you could not do.
  When you are finished, keep your basket handy to remind yourself of your wonderful accomplishments this year.  If you only visualized your basket, that is okay, too.  Any time you need some encouragement, go back to your visualization and remember your accomplishments.
  My next post will be about part two of the visualization.  Until then, blessings from Psykiksister.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Spiritual Harvest: Bless Yourself

Hello everybody!  I am so excited to be writing again after a long vacation.  Sometimes you just need some time off to relax and take it easy.  I hope everyone is enjoying the fall and cooler weather.  If you live in a warmer climate  at least you don't need to unpack your winter clothes!
  Today I am posting about the spiritual harvest time.  You could have spiritual harvest any time of the year, but the autumn is traditional.  In the real world we are reaping and gathering  fruits and vegetables now.  Apples and pumpkins are available and ready to be eaten or cooked.  Farmers bring in the crops and prepare for winter.  It is a time of wealth and abundance  and we should look to a spiritual harvest, as well.
  This is a time when we should  give thanks for all of our benefits this year.  Work done on ourselves and in our lives needs to be examined and
acknowledged.  Ask yourself this question: have you grown in the spirit this year?  What have you done to expand your spiritual and/or religious understanding and knowledge?  Most of all, what have you done to bless yourself?
  It is a major step in spiritual growth when you realize you must bless yourself first and foremost.  If you do not have a richness inside yourself, an abundance of spiritual growth, you will have nothing to offer someone else.  This applies to worldly matters as well.  You must fertilize your own fields before you can help your neighbor with his crops.  If your pockets are empty and your heart is too, how can you nourish those around you?
  If you have made both spiritual and worldly accomplishments this year, it may be a time to share those things with your loved one.  Give a special gift to your mate or a friend.  This does not have to be a gift you buy, but could be a gift of your time.  A gift of the heart and spirit is the best kind! Share your abundance with the needy and you will reap the benefits in some other harvest time.
  Has this been a "lean" year for you?  If you have had a year of struggles, both financially and spiritually, then this should be your time of evaluation.
It is not a time to judge yourself, but only to look back at the past months.  Is there something you could have done better?  Were you able to take time for spiritual study or celebration?  Some years are for work in the real world, and work only.  Other times we grow in the spirit dramatically, not only by our own efforts, but because it is time.  If it has been a difficult year for you, please take a deep breath now and bless yourself.  Accept that you have done the best you could and that there will be other years for new growth.
  My next post will also be about spiritual harvest.  Until then, blessings from Psykiksister.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Good Luck And How To Attract It, Part 3

Good afternoon, everybody!  Are you all ready for the weekend?  I hope you are having better weather than we are in GA, because it is raining here again, with more in sight.  Oh well, maybe there will be improvement tomorrow.
  Today I am going to give you a visualization to attract luck.  This can be used in any situation where you wish to attract good luck.  Remember, the thing that attracts the most good luck is positive thinking.  Believe that you can change your luck and you will.  What we think, we attract, it's that simple. So send out some good energy and bring on the good luck!
  You may wish to make a charm bag for general good luck.  If so, consider using a purple or white cloth for the bag.  Both purple and white are strong spiritual colors.  Place a regular quartz crystal in the bag, or a small piece of amethyst.  If you wish to use herbs, select a few with a pleasant or uplifting smell.  The scent of lemon, vanilla,  cinnamon, etc.  can be very pleasant and positive.  Never use herbs that smell too strong for a luck bag.  You want herbs that smell good to you.  These herbs can be straight from your kitchen cabinet, by the way.  No reason to buy something different.  If you have dried herbs from your organic garden, even better.  Now, on a small piece of paper, write these words, or something similar, "I am a lucky person.  I attract good luck".  Fold the paper very small and place it in the bag.  Tie the bag up with white or purple ribbon, string, yarn, etc.  Take the bag with you whenever you wish to attract good luck.
  When you are ready to do the visualization, make yourself comfortable in a quiet place.  You may light candles and incense if these things help you relax.  Close your eyes, take a few deep breaths, and allow the world to drift away.  In your mind, visualize a path going into a small wooded area.  There are tall, green trees along the path and flowering bushes along the way.  Everything is peaceful, and serene.  Walk along the path a little ways and you will see a beautiful pond.  The water is very shallow there, but crystal clear.  There is a sparkling waterfall coming from the rocks above.  As the water falls, rainbows glisten around the pond.
  There is no one but you at the pond.  You may take off your clothes  if you choose.   Step into the water now.  It is a perfect temperature, not too hot, not too cold.  Stand under the waterfall.  As the water streams over you,  all negativity will be washed from you.  Feel the water as it washes all negative thoughts from you.  Negativity leaves you,  as it flows from your body, into the pond and away.
  Now feel the water as it caresses your body.  You are glowing from its touch.  You are feeling so good, so positive.  This is the pond of happiness, and the waterfall of good luck.  Every drop of water that touches you brings you good luck.  From this moment forth, you will know that you are a lucky person.  You have been washed in the waters of good luck.  Let the waters play over your entire body until you feel complete.  When you are ready, step out of the water.
  You may return to the pond whenever you feel the need for good luck.  It will always be there for you.
  Until next time, wishing you good luck and blessings from Psykiksister.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Good Luck And How To Attract It, Part 2

Hello everybody!  I hope you are all doing great and feeling lucky today.  Do you have sunshine where you are?  It has been somewhat sunny here, and cooler.  It really felt like fall when I went for my walk this morning.  Hurry, hurry, autumn, I am ready!
  Today I am posting about how to have good luck in attracting love.  I really feel that love finds us when the time is right.  It is not always when we feel the time is right, but when fate says it's time.  There are things we can do that can attract potential partners when it seems there aren't any lovers in sight.  You must feel ready inside yourself, however, or you might attract someone who is not in your best interests.
  It is time to attract a new love when you feel at peace with yourself.  If you do not feel sure that you are ready for someone new in your life, it is not time to seek a new love.  You may need time between lovers to absorb and understand the whole experience.  Give yourself this time then when you feel ready, start to send out some positive energy into the universe.  Try saying this affirmation every day, "I love myself and I am ready to love someone new".  You must love yourself before you can truly love another person.  If you do not feel confidence and love for yourself, you can not truly offer this to anyone else.  You might attract someone new, but you may end up with a relationship filled with jealousy or other negative emotions.
  There are several things you can try to attract love.  Number one is to make an effort!  We can not always just sit at home in our old sweats and expect that wonderful new person to come knocking at the door.  If that actually happens to you, please believe it is destiny acting in your favor!  You must put some real focus into meeting new people in some way.  Online, at church, in groups, the choice in how to meet someone new is up to you.  Do make a concerted effort to show the universe you are ready and that in itself may pay off for you.
  When you want to attract love, think pink or red.  Red if you are seeking a passionate love, and pink if you are looking for romance.  Try making a charm bag to take with you when you go out to meet someone new.  Take a small square of pink or red cloth and fold it double.  You want cloth that is not porous or likely to allow herbs to leak out.  A handkerchief, a piece of old silk dress or shirt, or something similar will do fine.  Now put a red or pink stone or crystal in the bag.  Add things that smell sweet or spicy  to you.  Dried rose petals are good, along with cinnamon, and cloves.  Don't use too many spices, just a little.  Now, sit down with pen and paper.  You must put some real thought and focus into this last part.  Write on your paper what qualities you are looking for in a mate and in your new relationship. If you are want someone with blond hair and a good sense of humor, write it down.  When you are finished, fold the paper very small, and put in the bag.  Take a piece of ribbon, twine, yarn, or something similar, and tie the cloth up into a bag.  For those of you who sew, you can instead sew the cloth into a small square, though this is not necessary.  Hold the bag over your heart for a few minutes, and pour some positive energy into it.  Take the bag with you in your pocket or purse when you want to attract luck in love.
  If you like to garden, or would like to try it, you can plant a small blooming bush to attract luck in love.  A rose bush in pink or red is good, and you can always use a miniature plant if space is a problem.  I know not everyone has a big yard, or even a yard at all!  Any kind of blooming plant is fine if it  appeals to you.  It would be good if you could plant this bush during the new moon to represent a new beginning in love.  Again, this isn't necessary if you are in a hurry.  If you can't plant anything for whatever reason, try buying a small blooming plant on the new moon.  It is the intent that counts here, and the positive energy you put into it.  Nurture your plant with love and it will work for you.
  One other thing that attracts luck is a dried persimmon.  You can dry one yourself or you can sometimes find them at metaphysical stores.  Keep the persimmon where you can see it and focus some energy on it.  Placing it by your bed might be a good spot for many reasons!
  I will give you a visualization for good luck in my next blog.  Until then, blessings from Psykiksister.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Good Luck and How To Attract It

Good afternoon everybody!  I hope you are having a wonderful week and good weather.  It's "spritzing" a little here in GA.  I'm hoping the weather will clear as we go into Sept. and we will have a lovely, colorful autumn.
  Today I am posting about good luck and ways to attract it.  There are times in every life when we have a streak of good luck, without any effort on our part.  Now, I know a few very negative people will say that they never have good luck, only bad luck.  My advice to them is to stop saying that!  The more negative energy you put into the world, the more you will attract.  So the number one thing you can do to attract good luck is to believe that you are lucky.  If you really want to attract good luck into your life, you should look at yourself in the mirror every day and say, "I am a lucky person".  Then you should start to believe it.
  If you think you never have good luck, you should look back on your life.  Start with small things that have occurred that were lucky for you.  When you were really broke did you find a twenty dollar bill on the sidewalk?  Or when you had no food in the house, did a friend suddenly stop by and bring you lunch?  I call those pretty darn lucky events.  Maybe they did not effect your entire life, but I bet they helped at the time!
  Now think about bigger lucky events in your life.  Did you make a last minute decision to attend a party where you met the love of your life?  Or maybe you met an acquaintance unexpectedly who steered you toward the best job of your career.  These are both certainly a good turn of luck.  They were probably more than luck in fact; they were wonderful twists of fate.  Sometimes events that seem like nothing more than good luck are destiny and fate working in our life.  I firmly believe that some things are meant to happen in our lives.  A simple turn of luck in your life can alter your entire existence.  We can attract good luck into our lives, but destiny always has a say in the matter.
  There are a few simple things you might try to attract good luck into your life.  First decide what area of your life  needs some good luck.  Of course, it would be great to be lucky in every area of your life, all the time!  I will give you a visualization on my next blog to help with that idea.  For now, lets look at becoming luckier in specific areas of your life.  For many people these days, money is a prime area of concern.  Money is tight, and prices keep rising.  The first and most important thing I can tell you about becoming luckier with money is not to hold it too tightly.  The more you try to hold on to money, the faster it will flow through your fingers.  You must allow money to come and go, with unduly fretting about it.  Let money be fluid in your life.  The more you worry about money, the less chances you are going to have with it.  I am not saying to go and spend all your money in great hopes it will come back to you.  You must be sensible about it.  I am saying not to put all your emphasis and concern on money.  We need a  certain amount of money to live comfortably in this world but never let it be your first love.
  If you are trying to have good luck with money, or make more money, think of the color green.  Green is the color of money and it helps to attract money.  If you are going to Vegas to gamble, wear something green. A green shirt, dress, or even just a green piece of jewelry.  If you are trying to make more money in your business life, place coins or green objects on or around your work area.  You could place a small green plant on your desk, or a green cloth on a table.  Put a coin on the four corners of your office, or building for luck.  These things may seem silly, but they are a type of sympathetic magick.  Since green is the color of money, it will attract it to you.  Coins are actual money, and they will draw more money to you.
  There are a number of objects that are traditionally lucky in themselves.  One that I always recommend is a buckeye.  They are good luck, in particular with money.  It would be very easy to keep one of these in your purse or pocket.  If you are going somewhere to try and win or make money, take a buckeye along.  You might also consider taking a green crystal,  a piece of jade, or a green stone with you.  An emerald ring or necklace would be great, if you have one. 
  If you decide to use a crystal, stone, or green piece of jewelry as your lucky object, do spiritually cleanse it first.  Just rinse it with some warm water, with sea salt in the water, if possible.  This will remove any negativity from the object.  Then hold the object in your hand and ask that it be blessed by your higher power.  There are many ways to spiritually cleanse an object, but this is the easiest one.  Once your lucky object is cleansed, take it with your any time you wish to attract luck.
  My next blog will also be about ways to attract good luck.  Until then, blessings from Psykiksister.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Spiritual Balance, Part 3

Hello everybody!  Who is glad it's Friday?  I am, and I'm glad we are having a sunny Friday in GA, too.  So far, no rain today.  Let's keep it that way!
  Today I am posting about spiritual balance again. In this final part of the blog,  I am discussing times when we actually feel out of balance spiritually.  These are times when we are questioning our religious and spiritual beliefs.  We may  feel unable to reach out and contact our higher power. I use the term, "higher power" in my blogs because I have many friends and clients of different religions and spiritual beliefs.  I honor all religions and beliefs.  So when I refer to a "higher power", you will understand I am referring to God/Goddess.
   If you are spiritually out of balance, you may feel a great struggle between the everyday world and the spiritual world.  Work, family, money, and other problems in the real world may take precedence over the spirit.  You may not find time to worship, attend church, or do spiritual rituals.  You are not growing in the spirit because you are not putting any effort into doing that.
The soul is lacking, and you may feel like nothing more than an empty vessel.  If you are out of balance spiritually, you may feel that the higher powers have nothing to offer you.  Even worse, you may not feel worthy of contact with your God or Goddess.
  I think it is normal to feel like this from time to time.  Sometimes we get so busy with life, that all of our focus is on the real world.  This is okay, we have to live in the physical  world for now, after all.  It is only when we let our spirit languish in the dark that we become out of balance spiritually.  When we make no attempt to grow, or to become better and wiser, this is when our spirit withers like a plant without water.
  I know there are many people who have no religious or spiritual beliefs, and I honor that, too.  This is their choice and we must respect it.  Perhaps it is not their time to reach out to a higher power.  It does not mean they are out of balance spiritually.  It means they  have closed a door that may or may not open again. 
  If you are feeling blocked in your spiritual growth, it could be that it is time for this to happen.  We can not always grow spiritually in leaps and bounds. Sometimes we must rest, and allow growth to begin when it is time.
The seed of new life must rest underground before it blossoms in the spring.
This may be your time to re-examine what you have learned, before taking a new step.  This can be a good time for meditations, and reviews.  Think over what you have believed previously and decide if it is right for you now and in the future.  After a period of spiritual imbalance, you may choose a different church, spiritual path, or even a new life style. 
  Spiritual imbalance should clearly tell you that something is wrong in the soul.  Look deeply inside yourself and decide what you need to feed your spirit.  You may take a major step forward in your spiritual growth at this time.
  Blessings from Psykiksister for your continued spiritual growth.