Healing Before Teaching

The Death tarot card has been following me around in recent weeks.  Don’t worry, this doesn’t mean I’m going to pop my clogs any time soon (hopefully).

The death card signifies a complete transition, a rebirth and shedding of one’s skin to release old habits, situations, people, circumstances, feelings, and life patterns that no longer serve the individual.  It does mean change but often in this situation it comes from within, guided by self.  It is a call to listen to one’s inner voice and make changes that are needed on a soul level.

It comes along when you have learnt a lesson and are ready to close a door on an old chapter, because now you finally understand things from a higher perspective.

I’ve been tapping into spiritual energies since I was a young girl so what I do now as a job isn’t too far removed from who I am as an individual.  I picked up my first tarot cards twenty years ago and after deciding in my mid-thirties to leave my corporate career behind me, I started my formal path of spiritual development.

It’s been six years that I have been working, connecting, and exploring in this industry (I use the word industry to not degrade spiritualism but if you work within it, it’s your industry).

My personal journey has taken me from mediumship to tarot reading, law of manifestation, reiki, to ayurveda, to meditation, yoga, wiccan work to circles to name a few of the practices I’ve studied.

When I first started in this business, it wasn’t long before I felt the urge to start teaching what I had learnt to others. When I found my mentor Gaynor, she knew I was keen to teach, however Gaynor reminded me that you know nothing until you have walked, talked and breathed into your own practice and discipline. She was very right.

I had a while to go before I would teach tarot because I needed time to absorb and learn as much as I could myself first, even if I had been turning cards for twenty years.

I believe the reason why the Death card has been following me around now is because I truely understand how one needs to heal before teaching and I just didn’t appreciate that six years ago. Now, when I look around the industry, I can see that it is heavily crowded with individuals that are teaching yet may not be even close to being ready to do this yet.

The market is saturated – it’s huge right now.  The number of online readers and coaches have soared, due to Covid mostly and having access to a wider audience and potential client base.

This is all amazing if you are following your dreams of being able to help people to heal themselves through the many practices that spiritualism brings.  But, what I see far too often is people running before they learn to walk with regards to their own healing journey.

To be able to really teach others to heal themselves comes only after your own personal awakening.  I do cringe inside at that word, but there isn’t another word for it.  You must transform, accept, and awaken into yourself, to take the time to understand your own shadows and actively work on them with conviction, consistency and courage.  If you do not do this, then in my opinion you are spiritual bypassing (using spiritual ideas and practices to sidestep or avoid facing your own unresolved emotional issues).

It can be very tempting to go on a three-day course and then begin selling it the following Monday, yet not completely submerging yourself in the discipline that you are trying to demonstrate.

Mediumship is a prime example of this.  Out of all the practices I have studied, I have never got in the way of “myself” as much as with mediumship.  There are no tools, guides, or que cards with mediumship when you are in the moment.  It is you, and your link to your spiritual team.  If you do not have the utmost faith in the afterlife, in your spirit guide messages and your trust in your own ability, you might as well walk away from it. 

The healing that comes from mediumship is real indeed, in my own personal life it has made me look at everything from what I eat to what my morning routine is to the actual person that I am.  I haven’t even scratched the surface of getting out of my own way and I have been developing for seven years. 

I will be talking about my healing journey a bit more in future posts but for now I feel my message today is for anyone that is new (or old) to spiritualism and is keen to learn and absorb as much as possible and not only that, to teach it or maybe read for others.

Don’t ever let the light and motivation to keep going dwindle, do keep chasing your dreams and living your true purpose.  But do be mindful that you may feel like you have all the answers and then the following week, you may be slapped in the face with the shock that you knew nothing.  That is okay, it’s part of the journey.  But you must be enlightened enough to appreciate you may not be ready to teach just yet.  You may still be at the very bottom of the mountain.  You just have to have that willingness to climb and understand that the journey may not be smooth (but will be worth it).

Authenticity begins with us being honest with ourselves and where we are on our journey. It is about having patience and resilience for the climb ahead. It is about doing something because we love it from our core and not because it will bring us fortune.

What I have found on my own journey is that no one opinion or teaching is actually right, it is always subject to change based on your unique inward experience.

Afterall, that is what true spirituality is.  It is you being guided by you, listening to the voice inside your mind and heart and doing what you feel is right, accepting when you are wrong and not rushing a process, for it can never ever be completed fully, not in this lifetime anyway.

Until next time,

Tanya

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Clairvoyance & Beyond

Often, when we think about communicating with our spirit guides or loved ones who have passed into spirit, we feel they must be outside of ourselves.  It certainly looks that way when Mediums are giving us the messages, it is as if a spirit is whispering information into their ears.

Once I started practicing mediumship myself, I began to understand that its not as clear cut as that.  When you communicate with energy, its an invisible language that can only really be “felt” or “visualized” and it is not outside of you, it IS within all that you are.

The professional term for clear seeing is Clairvoyance.  Sadly, the title Clairvoyant gets mixed responses, from a Magician to a cold reader who is scamming people for money.  When you do have the ability to see visions you understand that Clairvoyance, like all the other Clair abilities is very real indeed.

In this week’s blog I want to discuss the different Clairs in more detail and with my own personal examples of using them when connecting to spirit.

As you develop your skillset as a psychic, you will begin to understand which clair sense works best for you.  Like everything in life, some are better at seeing or feeling, whilst others are good at hearing information or even tasting/smelling it. 

Clairvoyance – Clear Seeing

We use this clair to “see’ our messages from spirit.  Some lucky psychic mediums see spirits outside of their mind, so a standing, fully materialized being.  This is rare.  Most of us see within our minds eye.  Like a daydream occurring in your mind, you will see a person and then some details, a symbol, object or you will even see a word written.  This is probably the most popular form of clair. 

My example; I use this clair a lot, in fact it’s one of my strongest.  I see people or words in my mind and I can describe them to my client, I am also drawn to objects around me when reading for people, for example I will suddenly see my clock, or a word on a poster, or a dog outside and tell my client what I see and why its relevant, and it will make sense to them.

Clairaudience – Clear Hearing

We use this clair to either hear a spirit or guide talking to us outside of our mind (this is rare, but it happens, I have had this experience twice before) but mostly we “hear’ the words being said in our mind, almost like a memory of someone speaking, sometimes in accents or in the tone of voice the person would have used.

My example; As I child, as I fell asleep, I used to hear conversation in my mind, like I was tuning into a radio station, it would be people with different accents or even languages, in mid-conversation, outside of me yet within my mind.

Claircognizance – Clear Knowing

My very favorite clair, this is the one I use mostly in my practice and when in full flow, it’s what every psychic medium wishes to get too because the words will spill out of your mouth without you even knowing why or how!  You just “know” what you are saying will come to pass, or you can talk to someone about their life and just “know” the information about them.

My example; When my grandfather died in 2005, I already knew the exact date of his passing, six months before his death.  A few weeks before he died, my mum was struggling to get him home to care for him during his final days.  I remember suddenly being overcome with a certainty and strong knowing feeling.  I took my mum to one side and said confidently; “You will get him home for two nights exactly before he passes”….of course this was absolutely correct.  This was a psychic insight using claircognizance.

Clairempathy – Clear Feeling Emotion

Most empaths are walking around with this clair fully engaged and not even realizing it!  This is where we can “feel’ how others are feeling on a deep emotional level, whether that is sadness, anger or great joy.  Have you ever been in a stadium full of excited fans/supporters that are united together and felt a tremendous, overwhelming feeling of complete unity, excitement and positivity?

My example; Before I was actively working as a psychic, I had an office job.  I was in a challenging meeting and once it was over, I had an overwhelming feeling that I was about to burst into tears.  The strange thing was, that it was a feeling I knew did not belong to me, it wasn’t linked to my own emotions.  I was feeling strong and confident, not sad at all.  I turned around and saw that my colleague was sobbing, I had picked up on her emotions and felt like I needed to join in (I didn’t!) but it was remarkable how I literally felt her emotions outside of myself, that is clairempathy!

Clairsentience – Clear Feeling Physical

Like clairempathy, clairsentience is a feeling clair however it is feeling a physical sensation within your body that would have related to someone else.  Have you ever seen someone hit their kneecap and your hand instantly covers your own knee as you somehow “feel” their pain?

My example; Whilst giving a mediumship reading to a client, I connected to her old school friend who died as a teenager.  The spirit friend gave an impression on me of how she died, and suddenly, the room began to spin like I had been drinking alcohol and I felt vomit rise into my throat, even though I knew I wasn’t going to be sick, I was given the sensation, I reported to my client and she confirmed that her friend died from choking on her vomit after drinking too much.  This is a sad yet very powerful example of clairempathy.

Clairgustance – Clear Tasting

This isn’t one of the most common clair’s, but it is very powerful once it comes in!  It basically means you can suddenly taste something that you recognize that in turn triggers a memory, which you can then relay back to your client.  Pretty impressive eh?

My example; I was giving a tarot reading to a client when suddenly, from out of nowhere, I had a flash back memory of me sitting in a holiday apartment in Portugal eating a very distinctive tasting foreign biscuit (I was generally shocked at how this taste memory was accessed and can honestly say that without it I would never have even remembered such a time).  I asked my client if she had a friend who owned a holiday home in Portugal, as she will soon be holidaying there, and my client confirmed.

Clairalience – Clear Smelling

I find that this clair is the one that people who do not even feel they have psychic ability can claim to experience, especially after someone they loves dies.  Have you ever smelt tobacco smoke or flowers in a room whist there is nothing physically happening to produce that smell?

My example; Once giving a reading to a client, we BOTH smelt bread baking which was in relation to my client’s dad, who loved to bake.  He allowed us both to enjoy some clairalience, it was pretty amazing I have to say!

Clairtangency – Clear Touch

Clairtangency is the ability to receive information through physically touching an object, person, animal or structure.  This ability is also known as psychometry.

My example; I often find that having a photo or piece of jewellery from a person that is no longer with us, really does help me to connect to their energy in a way that is easier than just formulating a link with them.  Our energy leaves a residue on many things, therefore it’s important to cleanse when we can, especially after doing any spiritual energy work!

Think of these senses as PRIMARY senses, not “extra” sensory perception.  They were always there first, we are born with them, they are part of who we are as spirits and as humans.

Until next time,

Tanya

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Ageing In Spirit

The more I do this work, the more I believe that we can be whatever human age we desire to be once we cross over into the spirit world.  I believe this because “age” is a human, physical construct.  Everything ages and decays (entropy) within the laws of our Universe, and (possibly) because of this we have a process of “time” based on patterns of the Earth’s rotation around the sun and the changing seasons.  With this, we grow and age toward death.

If you think about leaving this physical world and becoming pure energy, age, space and time then may become completely irrelevant. 

That said, people who die and become pure spirits, do have the ability to manifest back into a physical form within this dimension, otherwise how else would we recognise them? (I have seen “ghosts” that are as solid as you and I).

The reason why I believe spirits grow up or take on a different age form in spirit is because I have seen it whilst practicing mediumship.

Last week I attended a workshop which gave me some good practice with people I do not know anything about.

One of the tasks was for the readers to sit with a blind fold over their eyes so they would not know who was sitting in front of them.  To communicate, the sitter would have to tap on the readers knee, once for a “yes”, twice for a “no” and three times for “I do not understand”.  There was to be no spoken communication between sitter and reader, ensuring the sitter relied purely on their spiritual link and just gave out the evidence they were receiving. 

When it was my turn to sit, I was nervous but also a little excited as I had never done this before.

As I sat staring into the darkness of my blindfold, I searched for someone in spirit to come forward.  I was aware of an older lady, a tiny and thin looking woman who wanted to connect to the person that would be sitting in front of me.

When I got the tap to say my sitter was there and I was ok to start, before I even opened my mouth, in my mind’s eye I saw a man on his motorbike race around a corner on a country lane and come off, killing him instantly.  I knew he needed to speak before the older woman.

I blurted out “can you take a man in spirit who died on his motorbike?” and then received a reassuring one tap on the knee.  I was taken a back, I had never had a link come in so fast.

I decided to ask the guy to show himself a bit more to me.  I saw him stand up tall, in his full leathers and take off his helmet.  He had broad shoulders, he looked around thirty-five and had stubble on his chin and very short hair or a balding head.

I knew from his broad shoulders that he was a dependable man.  He felt like a family man, a gentle nature, the type of man that was loyal to friends and family, he could be relied upon.

I spent some time talking about him and once the reading was over and I took off my blind fold, my sitter gave me some feedback.

She was incredibly grateful as this chap had never come through before to a medium.  She told me he was her first boyfriend, who died when they were teenagers.  He was riding his motorbike on a country road and came off at speed, hitting a tree and dying instantly.

As much as I was thrilled that my sitter could take this lovely chap, I was perplexed. I had seen him as thirty-something man, not a teenager.  Had I put this image to him?  No, I hadn’t, he was too clear in my mind’s eye. 

I’m so sure that he showed me the man he would have grown into if he had the chance on Earth, after all, we are always the same person, even though we can change and evolve throughout our human journey.

This young man would have grown into a tall strapping one, he probably would have had a family and would have been all those things that I was picking up on.  Because that was the essence of who he was, regardless of if he made it any longer on this Earth, because his spirit is still around, he hasn’t ceased to carry on.

I feel this is a good point to think about.  When you were born, even though you were a vulnerable, innocent child, you were always YOU.  Your spirit has always been, is always here and will not go anywhere.  The true essence of your soul is eternal. 

When we die, yes, we leave this physical shell of a body, but our spirit still exists and it can manifest exactly how it wants to, be it a human, or a butterfly or a bird.  That is the power of energy and the power of the spirit.

Until next time,

Tanya

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The Life & Soul

Not many people understand how much a medium must study and develop to become better at their practice.  There are a lot more mechanics to mediumship than people realise, it is a lot more than simply sitting to receive information from loved ones in spirit.

As a psychic medium, I have different teachers to fulfil all my developmental needs.  I have a professional tarot and business mentor and I also have an online learning group with a UK medium which I have recently joined.  This group is purely for developing my own mediumship skills.

One thing to note is that this learning group is purely via Zoom, it is mostly people from the UK but there is also a lady from the USA that gets up mega early to attend and a lady from Scotland.

Another common misconception is that a mediumship reading will not be as good if it is performed via Zoom.  Try as I might to explain to people that energy can be at any place at any time and it doesn’t matter where you are in the world to receive an energy link, some people still can’t seem to wrap their mind around it.

My following example of what happened on Saturday is a great one to prove that it doesn’t matter if a reading is done online, it can still be incredible.

I read for two people on the morning.  The first one wasn’t great.  The man in spirit was a difficult person to talk to, his personality has not changed (our personality does not alter after death) so it was like pulling teeth to converse with him.  The evidence was not coming thick and fast as I had hoped.

So, just before my second session, I put the intent out there to connect with a much easier spirit!

In the few seconds that I said hello to the lovely Scottish lady who would be my sitter, I became aware of her friend, a colleague, around her energy in the spirit world.  This lady was what I would describe as larger than life.  She was quite a curvaceous shape and she owned it with confidence!  Because she was so vivacious, she made this reading so much easier and pleasurable for me!  Here is what she showed me (key points), and my sitters feedback;

She died young (before 50) of cancer and needed some form of crutch to walk toward the end of her life

She did die of cancer and needed a stick to walk toward the end

She was a larger lady and owned it well, she was the life and soul of the party

Yes, she was a bigger lady who wore miniskirts and had so much confidence, everyone loved her!

She sat in a different department to my sitter, my sitter would need to walk outside her office and along the corridor to go and talk to the lady who is now is spirit.

This is correct

My sitter and this lady were friends but not close, however my sitter generally misses her energy, as does everyone.  She had a huge turnout for her funeral.

Exactly right

The lady in spirit was drawing my attention to a son.  Then she told me that not everyone could attend her funeral, and some had to watch via Zoom.

All correct, the lady’s son was in New Zealand so could not attend, he had to watch on video link.

There is one lady in the department who the lady in spirit was particular good friends with and can my sitter pass on a message of good wishes and love from the lady in spirit?

Yes, this lady is called Mary and she will certainly pass on her love

Throughout the reading, the lady kept saying “a name beginning with S” and then said “Susan”.

The lady in spirit was called Sue

I won’t lie, I was buzzing after this reading.  I call these readings one in ten, because they don’t come around that often (currently).  My other mediumship readings are great but this one was in my eyes perfect, because lovley Sue allowed me to link directly with her gorgeous positive energy and let her friend know that she is absolutely still around and absolutely ok.

So here is the rub, if you are the sort of person that loves to chat, uplift and have a giggle in this life, you won’t be changing any time soon in the afterlife and the good news is that you will be able to give your human family a pretty good chance of connecting with you!

Until next time,

Tanya

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To Calm An Anxious Mind

Last week started off with such promise for me.  For the first time in a long time, I felt truly content.  I knew it was because I had been working very hard the days prior to bring myself back to balance, physically with the food I was eating, mentally with my mindful practice and spiritually with my work. 

It did not take long until this feeling evaporated.  My usual avoidance of the news came to an abrupt halt with the Ukraine and Russian conflict.  For the first time in my life, I understood that our World and life as we know it could be in serious jeopardy. 

Sitting at the dinner table, listening to my husband talk about his day, or my little girl getting excited about her pet Gecko, or just the feeling of having a hot meal in front of me, in a safe and sheltered house made me feel acutely grateful.  I have practiced gratitude before but never in the depths of that simply yet poignant moment of complete and utter normality.

Anxious thoughts followed.  Almost on autopilot I googled “Nuclear Warfare” and allowed myself to view a map of Great Britain and that where I sat, in my dining room, would certainly feel the effects of an atomic bomb if it hits London. 

Third degree burns apparently, 30 miles away from the epicentre.  Would we feel it?  Would everything just go black?  Twenty minutes, that is how long it takes for a missile to leave Russia and reach London.  I sat imagining the desperate phone calls to those we love, those final minutes ticking away, huddled together in the corner and just…waiting in fear. 

Then I turned off my phone and brought myself back to my centre.

Would I let these terrorising thoughts consume me?  Would I join the evil that is forcing this upon us by feeling into the fear?  Absolutely bloody not.

I knew I was catastrophising this on an epic scale.  I knew I needed to rationalise my thoughts.

In that moment, I realised something profound.  The reason why it is my mission to bring myself back to centre is so I am strong enough to walk through the rockiest of paths.  If I anchor myself back to where I am safe, the World can throw what it likes my way, and I can weather the storm.

But what does coming back to centre mean and how do you do that when you feel anxious, afraid and like all hope is lost?

It is to remember that hope is not lost.  Hope is love after all.  Because without hope, we have lost trust in love. 

Love

Love is the all-powerful energetic force that connects us all.  The vibration is so fast, so high, so strong that when joined in force it can make amazing things happen.  It is imperative that during these dark times we stay connected through love. 

People sometimes believe that evil does not receive the karma it deserves but if I can say one thing with conviction, it is that it does. 

I have only been around for forty-one years.  But in that time, I have observed something, and having a job where I connect with other people’s energy so deeply has allowed me even more insight.  Cause and effect are as real as energy is. 

If a person has intent which is fuelled by evil, greed, conflict and the very depths of the lowest vibration, that person will receive back to them the same feelings, situations, objects, people and things that is on their frequency.  It may happen instantaneously, or it could take years, but believe me, it comes back.

The same works the other way around.  Trust that if you do everything from a place of love, your outside world will begin to mirror your vibration.

No one loves you as much as you love yourself.  Coming back to centre means listening to the little voice inside your head.  It means trusting that the voice will never leave you, will be with you in this life and the next.  Your voice is your energy, and your energy cannot die. 

Turn Off The News

Is it ignorant in these times of hardship to appear to be turning the other cheek?  Are you really?  I don’t think you are.  You can be reliably informed of the bigger developments.  But the day to day reading of dreadful reports, scaremongering, and thoughtless comments from negative people around the world will not help with your state of mind today.

 The Moment Is Now

I cannot emphasis this enough.  The moment is now – right this second.  If you centre yourself and look around you, feel, touch, hear and smell, you will understand that you are in no immediate danger.  And if danger did arrive at your door?  You would deal with it in that moment.  Everything is temporary, and things pass.  Live in this moment and it will alleviate your fears in an instant.

Every day we meet people with different motivations and agendas depending on who they are, how they were raised and what vibration they sit on.  Putin, like Hitler is a black hole of darkness.  But without this darkness, how would we even see or know the light is there? 

The light is there, it is every man, woman and child who believe in peace, love and purpose.  We can do our bit by spreading our light.  We can smile at strangers, we can help people more, we can develop less anger, more patience and we cannot lose hope.  Because hope is love, afterall.

Until next time,

Tanya

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Connecting To Guidance

We are told so much about spirit guides and who they might be and how we might connect to them.  It can become confusing at times, some people can see a Native American Indian or can feel a Tibetan Monk around them, others struggle and are worried they don’t have a guide.  I can assure you that each and every human being has a spirit guide/s around them.

I believe the reason why we see our guides in a particular way (if we are lucky enough too!) is because we put an image to them that our imagination feels comfortable with.  The spirit guide is essentially an energy, not a material construct, so it can be anything we want it to be.

When we pass on into the spirit world, it is a place made from mental energy, so our spirit can move and shape into whatever it feels like.

My take on it is that your spirit guide is such a part of you that it IS you, even though we like to think of the guide as a being outside of ourselves.

The only reason why I call my spirit guide Blue is because I saw him in my dreams, a familiar yet strange man, with blue robes, Asian features, and a bald head.  He just kept popping up and smiling at me and I would wonder for days who he was.  Then I went to a medium who said to me “Your guide has appeared in your dreams, you have seen him, am I correct?”.  It was then that the penny dropped who he was.

I’ve also had another medium say that she can see a blue energy standing next to me, that is him, with his healing blue light (which I often see before I begin a reading).

I decided to start talking to him via meditation.  He was already pretty good at dropping me signs when I asked for some guidance (normally in the form of songs, passing conversations, written signs, opportunities or just a change in my thought process).  However, I wanted some proper dialog with him.

I began to ask him questions just before I fell asleep, the first one I ever did was a day or so before I opened my home Reiki and Tarot reading room.  I asked him if it would be a success working from home.  I saw the words in my mind say “Yes, but your neighbours are going to be noisy”. 

I wasn’t sure what this meant, however that same week that I had new clients booked for a nice relaxing treatment, my neighbours had major DIY work completed with brand new windows.  It was so loud I had to cancel some clients for the rest of the week!

Not only would I see the words in my mind, sometimes he could show me pictures to help with communication.  For example, often frustrated with my ability to hold a spirit link when doing mediumship, I asked him how I could overcome this.  He showed me a dolphin.  I had no idea what this meant until I looked up the spiritual meaning.  “To navigate one’s emotions” is what it means, which makes complete sense to me as I feel so much pressure and expectation when doing mediumship that I need to control how I feel whilst in the moment.

Last week I decided to give a little test to Blue.  I know he is there, and we communicate, but sometimes I need even more verification (we are never satisfied, are we?).  Just before I fell asleep as I lay in bed, I asked him to predict something that would happen tomorrow that I would have absolutely no way of knowing. 

Suddenly in my mind’s eye, I saw the words SONIC BOOM like on a newspaper headline.  I knew that sonic booms are very rare, perhaps one or two a year and no one knows when one will ever happen as they are generally not a planned thing.  I decided to wait and see what would happen.

The next day, I got on with things, pretty much forgetting about last night’s prediction.

It wasn’t until I was back in bed at the end of the day and having some herbal tea, scrolling through Facebook that I saw a news headline of a Sonic Boom that had happened over Liverpool earlier that day. 

The hairs stood up on my arms.  He gave me a pretty accurate and clear prediction of something that would happen, proving to me that he is there, we are communicating, and I can ask him anything and he will tell me the answers but only if it benefits me within this moment.

It is important to note that a spirit guide will teach and guide us, they do not live our life for us, that is for us to do, using our own freewill and decisions.

Sometimes he will not give me an answer.  Other times he is happy to communicate with me.

I am lucky in that I see clairvoyantly so I can decipher the messages Blue gives me with relative ease and appreciate that not everyone is able to do this. 

So, I would suggest to you to start with asking for guidance in different ways.  For example, if you have a big decision to make and don’t know which way to turn, ask for guidance.  Over the coming hours, days and weeks, pay attention.

What do you hear?  What are you drawn too? What do you notice?  Who contacts you that may be able to help?  What does everything seem to point too?  What is your gut telling you?  How does going one way make you feel, and going the other?  If both ways make you feel uneasy, is it time to not step forward at this point or think on it some more?

Also pay attention to your dreams, as this is the perfect way to seek guidance to any Earth problems you may have.

Until next time,

Tanya

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Persecution Of The Pagan

For so long now I have wanted to write this blog but put it off, ironically not wanting to offend anyone in its making.

But that very fact that I don’t want to offend anyone speaks volumes.  As it seems, I can offend a sector of society quite easily without even writing words.

This is a small group of people that are mostly attached to the Christian faith.  I want to make it clear with a huge disclaimer in this blog, I am not talking about the majority of wonderful Christians I know, some of which are so open and accepting of my own religion that some of my experiences have shocked and saddened them also.

I am talking about the extremist ones who spend most of their days living in rigid rules of their organised religion, where fear is the overriding force and pretty much dominates their daily activities.

Anything to do with paganism, wicca, healing, spirituality, divination, energy work….they believe comes from the Devil himself.  They believe this with such ferocity that they cannot gain any perspective from the madness of their allegations. 

One of the worst things to happen to the spiritual community was when Doreen Virtue did a 360 on her belief system and systematically confused and divided thousands of her followers.

Doreen was a mainstream “New Ager” (as she calls it – I won’t lie, those words make me cringe).  She made herself rich by producing and selling oracle cards, writing books on angels, and creating an impressive online following.

Overnight, she declared what she was doing was wrong and work from the Devil, she decided from now on she would be working with Jesus and that anything outside of His rules would be sinful.

As you can imagine, all her devoted fans did not know which way to turn.

The worst hit was the mentally vulnerable.  The ones who suffer extreme anxiety, low confidence, and self-esteem issues.  They had found a place with healing, crystals, and angels.  Now, they were told it was wrong, shameful, and evil to enjoy such things.  These mentally vulnerable people were desperate to seek help and assurance.  So, they did what they felt was the right thing and followed Doreen.

Now, I don’t have a problem that many of her supporters followed her.  I have no problem with any other religion, I never have, I never will.  But the issue I have was the extremism that followed her departure from the spiritualist world.

Some of her supporters now find themselves being attracted to some formal religious followings.  The ones that teach fear over freedom.  They suddenly felt it necessary to warn other people that perhaps practicing Reiki healing or enjoying collecting crystals for energy work was in fact that person being tricked by the devil and that there are no such things as spirit guides, these are demons working on behalf of Satan.

The church gripped its hands around these people and firmly began to hold them within lower vibrational frequencies so that fear became the language they recognised.  Rules and regulations followed, perhaps some big life changes like removing children from mainstream school to ensure they didn’t read Harry Potter or mix with other children of “influence”.  Once open and intriguing minds now gradually closed off, declaring that anyone that does not follow the rules, is on a one-way ticket to hell.  That includes all members of the LGBTQ community and Pagans (especially Pagans!!).

This isn’t just my thought process by the way – I have experienced so much of this.

Like in the film “Practical Magic” my daughter gets called a witch at school.  She got called this from the same child that told her that all gay people will burn in hell and so will she.  This child also expelled extreme racism from his mouth, regurgitating what he had heard the night before from his dad.  I told her to ignore this child’s ignorance.  Yet when my little girl had a glasses case that had a picture of a black cat on with a small gold pentagon in the corner, she was cast aside by her teacher.

“Do you see this symbol at home?” she asked, pointing to the picture on the case.  Confused, my daughter said yes, she has seen that symbol.  “You are going to have to keep the case in your bag, as it offends his religion” said teacher, pointing to the homophobic racist child standing to her left.

In this small yet powerful exchange, has pretty much summed up my experience of these people.  Double standards, judgement, and fear. 

The irony is that I was told that I live in the darkness because of my faith and practice.  Yet, I have light in my life daily.  I have a beautiful circle of friends who lift me up and support my gifts, as I support theirs.  We go to each other with ailments, and one may recommend a herbal remedy for that. 

We follow the moon and set intentions of love and healing as we sit beneath her.  We visit the Goddess Temple in Glastonbury to support the sacred feminine, (She who has been oppressed for many years). 

We work within our community, providing workshops for kids with anxiety and a safe place to go for mentally vulnerable adults. 

We heal each other using energy work and connection back to the Universe.  We celebrate the Sun, Seasons and change in weather.

We connect as one yet identify freely with who we are.  We have no fixed rules, we live by our intuition and own moral compass.

We are open to every faith, creed, colour, religion, and race.

We do not cast spells, hex or curse. 

We grow, love, accept, nurture and trust in Mother Nature.  We are humanists, scientists and spiritualists all rolled into one.

We are everything opposite from what they say we are.

We live in the light, whilst their fear keeps them in the dark. 

Until next time,

Tanya

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When Therapy & Reiki Meet

 I’m blessed to have many friends that are therapists.  It means that we can exchange our skills like a gift to one another, each offering our own unique talent to help one another out, when feeling low or going through physical pain.

My good friend and neighbour Suzanne is a talented Reflexologist & Reiki Practitioner, who luckily for me lives just across the road.

I blogged about Suzanne at the beginning of February 2020, after she gave me Reiki and I received a strong vision that many humans would be needing much healing over the months to come, then of course Covid-19 reached our shores.

The visions I get when receiving Reiki are like no other.  I can watch them like someone has placed a small TV inside my mind, who has control over the remote and I just lay back and receive whatever they want to show me.

During my latest session with Suzanne, I wasn’t disappointed.  She has been helping me with some physical health issues lately and the results have been outstanding.

I still find it incredible that she can press a particular part of my foot which hurts under the pressure, for her to tell me where it corresponds to on my body.  Without fail, it always relates to the exact physical ailment that is giving me issues.

At the end of the session, Suzanne gave me some reiki healing.

This time, I felt a very bright light radiate from the right side of my head from a female presence standing just behind me.  Her energy was radiant, pure and very maternal.

I felt this was Suzanne’s grandmother.  I then received a vision of a hotel I used to work at called The Churchgate in Old Harlow.

Just then, the vision changed to Suzanne sipping water from a golden bowl, on the side of a lake.  I was told she would be going to a retreat soon where she could connect back to herself and rest.

Once Suzanne had finished the treatment, I told her about feeling her grandmother and about the hotel.

Her eyes lit up “my gran lived opposite that hotel in Churchgate Street and we were only there last week laying flowers at her grave spot at the church” I explained that was her gran confirming to Suzanne that she saw her and was with her.

Suzanne told me that she saw a vision whilst doing my reiki, she saw a golden bowl.  I smiled and told her that I had also seen the golden bowl and asked her if she was going on a retreat, and she confirmed she had just signed up for one.  (This isn’t the first time I have shared a vision with a friend during Reiki; here is another example).

Suzanne also saw a spirit animal for me (she often see’s animals), a raccoon, she told me to look up the meaning after our session.

When going for a treatment, I never know what’s going to happen, but I do know the energy feels electric and something changes in that little garden treatment room.

It is peaceful, safe and feels like we are in the company of other beings.

Any form of therapy, whilst it is healing you, is offering an opportunity for you to connect to your higher self and spirit guides.  Wisdom can be downloaded including answers to problems that may be the causation of the physical ailment you have.

Whether it’s Reiki, Reflexology, Massage, or any type of touch therapy, allow it to recharge your battery and connect back to source.

Until next time,

Tanya

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The Power Of Your Potential

This week, to carry on the theme of tarot predictions V potential, I’m going to write about exactly what that means.

When I started learning tarot professionally, one of my big questions to my teacher was “can tarot read the future?”.

It did not take me long to understand that the cards can certainly see a forecast of energy for us.

I feel though there is a common misconception with many people believing that all tarot readers are psychic and can all see the future for the sitter.

It worth mentioning that being a tarot reader and a psychic are not always one and the same.

Tarot is a spiritual, psychological art form (Carl Jung, the Swiss Psychiatrist was a huge fan of tarot and he used it to try and understand the layers of peoples psychs!).  Having the gift of foresight and prophecy is, however, another thing entirely.

So please remember, when you visit a tarot reader, they may not be able to see into your future the way you feel they should.  But what they can see is the potential that the cards are giving you.

Before we talk about that potential, I want to tell you that I do believe that psychics can see into the future and make predictions.  I have that strong belief because I have had given such accurate predictions in my personal and professional life.

However, when a person comes for a reading with me, I am conscious that they understand that I will not be giving them hard and fast predictions with no other outcome to their current situation.  I will always tell them that we are looking at their potential

Your spirit guides do not want to give you everything laid out on a plate, otherwise you will not learn the lessons you need to, now.  But what they do want you to see is your potential.

I know the cards are talking about potential because, when I look at it and feed it all back to my client, after a few months when they connect with me again, most of my clients will tell me that everything that the cards talked about that were in the future forecast of energy came true.

There is a much smaller selection of clients that come back and say, “it has not happened yet”.  This is how I know we are looking at potential, because you either decide to rise up to your potential or you choose to stay where you are and ignore it.

I would love to give you an example of this.

Her Potential In The Cards

I once had a lovely lady come for a tarot guidance reading.  She suffered a lot with self-esteem and motivation.  Crippling anxiety after a difficult relationship breakdown had floored her and she had spent a good amount of time trying to live an independent life and accept that she was now on her own and having to make decisions for herself.  This did not come easy for her.

She had just started a new job, which was a big step for her indeed.  She was working for herself, cleaning the house of a chap that she rather liked.  His was the only job she took, as she felt nervous to take on any more houses.  When we looked in her relationship area, this guy came in quite strongly because she had a bit of a crush on him.

Now, when it was time to investigate her future potential, the cards energy just lifted off the table!  When it came to her business, I was getting some big players come out!  The Queen of Wands, The Queen of Pentacles (a female who leads with creativity and business in her life – a real go getter!) and all sorts of other very positive cards.  I saw her expanding, building a business and making a real success of it.

In turn, this business would give her the self-confidence that was so needed and so desperately lacking in her life right now.

As she changed, so did her relationship with this single guy that she had her eye on.  He noticed her in a different way, she was loving herself, making her own decisions, becoming independent and like she knew exactly where she was heading in her life.  He liked that side of her, and something was sparking between them.

After I had said all this to my client, I looked at her and she sat stony faced and stared at me in disbelief.  She raised her eyebrows and said, “That’s not going to happen, I told you I have anxiety”.

 I did detect some anger behind her words, probably more frustration, I was picking up a vibe of “It’s alright for you to sit here telling me all this rubbish, you are confident, you have our own business but that is not me, I am not that woman!”.

The thing is, she was that woman.  She just failed to recognise her potential and resistance and fear had such a hold on her, that was all she could see in the moment.

After she left, my heart sank.  I had to admit that the contrast between her energy now and the future laid out were poles apart.  I had never seen such a change in direction and she would have to work hard to make it come to fruition.  It conflicted me so much that I telephoned by mentor Gaynor in Spain to ask her what she thought.  Her advice made so much sense.

“Tanya, trust your cards.  They are showing your client her true potential.  Whether she wants to take that potential is her choice.  You may have sparked something inside her, perhaps not now, but maybe she will think on your reading, and she might decide to build her business and therefore begin her journey of self-discovery”.

So, there you have it in a nutshell.

Yes, some things I believe are planned for us.  The big stuff, life birth, marriage, death, career, partners and family, I feel this is already in our great plan.  But the smaller stuff, the stuff that makes up the tapestry of our lives, this comes to us from our own free will.

So, your potential is there, waiting for you, are you going to go and grab it?

Until next time,

Tanya

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Learning Through My Dreams

Since starting my consistent meditation journey (read about that here), I have noticed how my dreams are becoming even more insightful and some predictive in nature again.

In my twenties up to my mid-thirties some of my dreams were eerily accurate with world predictions.  It was mostly negative events, like the twin tower terrorist attack and other ones in France and the UK. 

Last week I dreamt that I was in an area that had just had severe flooding.  The animals (some exotic) where huddled together as they had to flee.  The trees were soddened and felt spongey as I prodded them, the waters had saturated the trunks.   The woodland I was standing in was not a UK wood, it had a much warmer climate (New Zealand or somewhere similar sprang to mind).  The towns surrounding the woodland were also destroyed and I remember thinking “if I hadn’t of climbed that tree, I would have been dead”.

On waking, the first thing I did was tell my husband.  Then about an hour later he saw on the news that whilst we were sleeping, on the other side of the world in Tonga, a tsunami had ravaged and caused significant damage to towns and woodlands.

Having this dream got me thinking. Could I also use this opportunity, whist I slept, to have a proper conversation with my guide Blue and gain some insightful info about what happens when we die?

It did not take long for my intention to be heard.  As since then I have had another two dreams that have given me some useful information.

The Matrix

A few nights after the Tonga dream, I found myself dreaming once again (there isn’t a night that goes by that I do not have colourful, detailed dreams with lots of people involved!).

In this dream I was watching a stranger demonstrating something when using light.  This guy was holding up what looked like tin foil and catching the suns sharp reflection.  As he turned the tin foil in a certain direction, he held the reflection to manipulate the light, a “sweet spot” that created a hole in the atmosphere.  It was like a rip in our existence, which allowed me to see into another dimension.  

Within this tear I was seeing into another reality, I could see other people walking around, with no idea we on this side even existed.  They couldn’t see me looking at them.

Suddenly I heard a voice.  “This is the matrix.  It’s real.  There are other layers on top of that one, they go on and on to infinity,” said my guide.

Much to some of my friend’s surprise, I have never watched the Matrix.  Since having this dream It is certainly on my list of films to “must watch” now!

The Afterlife

A couple of days after the matrix dream, I had another.  In this dream I wanted to ask my guide what “consciousness” feels like when we die.

As a medium I know we continue after physical human death.  But what bothers me is how we perceive our “new existence”.  I have this inner fear that we enter a dream like state and are not sure if we are dead or alive.  In my dream, my guide showed me what happens.

“This is when you dream” he stated as I found myself in a normal dreamlike state.

“And this is when you die” he said, and suddenly I was no longer in my dream, I felt myself leave my body and enter my astral state (to read more on this click here).  I was lucid and “awake” in my dream. 

From what I could gather, he was demonstrating that when we die, we kind of “get up” and walk away from our physical body / Earth and enter into an energetic astral realm that still has a physical looking mass but the vibrational frequency is much faster.  We still feel “alive” yet because there is no physical construct like in this reality, your energy can be anywhere at any moment in time and space.  Meaning thoughts can be the new language and we can move backwards and forwards through time.

That is about as far as my tiny brain can go (for now) on the subject!

I intend to ask more questions in the future, so of course when I get answers, you will be the first to know!

Until next time,

Tanya

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