01/11/14: Bite of the Choice / 3 of Swords, 3rd Eye

3 of Swords

I’m never delighted to see the Three of Swords, although the Psychic Tarot Oracle is more diplomatic than most. The Chakra card turned up first, so I included it in the draw. This combo caught my attention especially, since it came up in one of those Zodiac 2014 Look-Ahead readings I did last month.

These cards could easily be read as inability to “see” psychically (possibly related to overwhelming personal pain or heartbreak). But I’m reading it today as the losses that sometimes accompany following your inner sight.

I usually talk about the gains of living in the flow. I’m an advocate, after all. But don’t think for a minute there is not a cost! While I would vehemently argue living authentically is 100% worth it every minute of every day, it’s not the choice I have always made. At times, I didn’t feel I could afford it, financially or emotionally. That’s not morally wrong or right so much as a plain fact.

You don’t think people consider me crazy? Putting aside the whole “48 year-old woman with pink hair, who thinks brightly-colored fuzzy pants are a fashion statement” thing…well, yeah. Yeah. A LOT of people think I’m crazy. Some of that lot are among the people that love me. That knowledge has bite right there.

But then again, knowing you’re not free to be who you really are has a bite as well.

Whether you opt to live your live fully in accordance with your inner guidance, partially, or not at all, there is a sense of loss associated with each of these decisions. With every choice made, alternatives must be discarded. This is the way of life, y’all.

Are you feeling the bite of choosing?

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by John Holland

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03/27/12: Third Eye Devilishness? Devil

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Pulling from the Psychic Tarot oracle for today, I got the Devil (Capricorn) and one of this deck’s special cards, the Third Eye Chakra. There can be a big temptation to see what you want to see. Is it a sign from above, or confirmation bias? That’s the question.

One of the hallmarks for me of psychic vision is that it’s so often surprising. Not always, of course, but if it’s repetitive especially, or unexpected, that’s a good indication I’ve got a hit.

This doesn’t mean you ain’t getting what you think you are getting. You could be. But if anything OTHER than the ideas you’re already attached to is not allowed through, you really are limiting yourself needlessly. What source provides has a whole lot more punch than just your little bit of imagination. It’s the difference between finite and infinite…flexibility serves.

I’ll cop to having done this at times. I’ve found I can get more perspective if I pull back, let go, and make it less about me and what I want. I don’t run the universe, after all. Plenty of free will to go around. My real choice here? Emotional attachment, man. That’s it. If you loosen that grip, the universal flow works a LOT better!

Do you have tendency to see just what you want?

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by John Holland

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Gemstone Guides: Clear Vision with Lapis Lazuli

777px-Lapis.elephant.800pix.060203Lapis is a gemstone with quite a history! It’s named ‘lapis’, the Latin word for stone, and ‘azula’, which is Arabic meaning blue. Lapis lazuli is made up of several minerals, including but not limited to: lazurite, sodalite, hauyne, calcite and pyrite. Painters from pre-Renaissance and later used ground lapis as pigment .

“In ancient Egypt, lapis lazuli was a favorite stone for amulets and ornaments such as scarabs; it was also used in ancient Mesopotamia for seals and jewelry. Lapis jewelry has been found at excavations of the Predynastic Egyptian site Naqada (3300–3100 BC), and powdered lapis was used as eyeshadow by Cleopatra. In ancient Mesopotamia, lapis artifacts can be found in great abundance, with many notable examples having been excavated at the Royal Cemetery of Ur (2600-2500 BC).” – Wikipedia

The ancient Egyptian book of the dead said that Lapis, set in gold in the shape of an eye, was a very powerful amulet! So it’s been used magically for a very long time…

Because the highest quality Lapis comes from Afghanistan, it may not be as readily available currently as it has been in the past. So if you find a good specimen at a reasonable price, snatch it up!

lapis gemstone metaphysical propertiesRuled by Jupiter, Lapis is known to cleanse all the chakras, associated some with the throat charka but especially with the Third Eye. It’s said to impart ancient wisdom and knowledge to it’s bearer, and insists that you raise your vibration to connect with it as opposed to the other way around.

It’s used for expanding your vision and perspective, psychic seeing, and protection from psychic attack. Holding it, the energy does indeed have an expansive quality. You can place it directly to your third eye (middle of the forehead, centered a little above your physical eyes) for psychic vision work. I sometimes use it in readings. I also have a pendulum made of Lapis (thanks, Cedar!), and it’s served me well.

Look to Lapis when you want and need clarity and objectivity—when you’re ready to understand the bigger-picture truths! There is a timelessness about it. It is a good stone to use for dreamwork as well. Creativity and awareness are both enhanced by Lapis. It’s suggested for teachers and public speaking.

For healing, it’s said to aid thyroid, speech or hearing issues, insomnia, and relieve anxiety. It’s historically been used to draw poisons or fever out of the body. It’s also used to address deeply buried emotional trauma.

Caring for your Lapis Lazuli: This stone is of moderate hardness; it should be protected from acidic substances, avoiding chemical contact in general and should not be exposed to too much sunlight. It can also chip or crack, so be aware when wearing Lapis jewelry. Water can destroy the protective coating on polished pieces, so don’t store in water for cleansing.

Do you use Lapis Lazuli? How?

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