meditationPosted by Arandjel Sat, January 20, 2018 06:01:22
I tend to get a lot of questions regarding meditation. People approach me, usually with the best intentions, wondering how to get started and how it will never work for them, claiming their minds being to unruly to tame. Unrealistic expectations is what is at play here, as meditation, like most things in life, is a matter of discipline and exercise. I certainly didn't start off sitting in silence for 30 mins right away, but built up to it in 5 minute increments over time. But it's easy to get the impression, since meditation is the current buzzword and touted as the cure for all ills, that it's a piece of cake. Well, it isn't, and I know a few of the foremost mediums in the world who don't like to meditate. Also one should be realistic of what meditation can achieve. The outlandish claims I sometimes read in spiritual publications are both laughable and concerning. Scientific American had a great issue out a couple of years on the documented benefits of meditation.
In addition, there is so many variations on meditations, it can be difficult to know where to start. I usually recommend guided meditations for novices. There's a plethora of them on Youtube and Spotify. Many of them are aimed towards psychic and mediumship development. If I were to recommend one for budding mediums, I'd pick this one by Linda Hopkins (even though it's long, but one can easily lay down while listening to it): https://open.spotify.com/album/2eyYUxzEnYUzLeGzaCrHCs
psychicPosted by Arandjel Wed, January 17, 2018 05:58:43
I can't believe I haven't posted anything since April. I'm not sure where the time went, but here I am a year later. It's like I stepped into a time warp. Or maybe not. Beyond the superficial blur of the mind, major changes have slowly crystallized. They still are, it's an ongoing process. Some of those crystals can be quite pokey. But they've reminded me of my love of writing. So I'll try to devote more time to it, making it a dedicated practice. Let's see how it goes. I'm not drawing a tarot card for it, though.
tarotscopePosted by Arandjel Thu, April 06, 2017 16:23:45
ARIES (March 21-April 19) Tarot card: King of Swords Spring is definitely
your season, for all the obvious reasons. This card heralds major changes in
your life, a well-needed improvement. Discord at work will be solved, either by
straightforward communication or a career change. Cutting ties with whatever
has been holding you down is suggested, so why not go after those dreams of
yours? Be brave! The same goes for your love life.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Tarot card: Ten of Swords Sometimes even the best
laid plans go awry, but at some point you have to dust yourself off and try
again. And again. Your sign is innately bullheaded (pun intended), so you might
benefit from some wise advice from a friend or a colleague. Pains in your
joints or back could be alleviated by yoga or Pilates - just remember to listen
to your body. Meditate more!
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Tarot card: King of Pentacles Things have been
running smoothly lately, and will stay the same. However, the status quo - even
this positive one, can make you feel restless. The twin sign possesses double
the energy, which needs to be released. An extra job could bring in some
additional income, plus be rewarding spiritually. Treat yourself and your loved
one to a trip, preferably abroad.
CANCER (June 20-July 23) Tarot card: Five of Pentacles Have your finances
been in disarray recently? Making impulse purchases is the bane to the
Cancerian existence. It comes with moodiness of the usually very frugal sign.
Instead of hitting the (online) shops when life feels hopeless, invest that
time in volunteering and helping others. Your body might be prone to catching a
nasty spring cold, so take good care of yourself.
LEO (July 23-August 22) Tarot card: Justice It’s time to seal the deal,
dear Leo! Make yourself available for that promotion, buy that house or propose
marriage to the love of your life. This is certainly not the season to do
things half-heartedly, but to direct that go-getter ambition of yours at
achieving the most fantastical goals. If you’ve considered relocating, then the
time is now. Singles will be lucky with online dating.
VIRGO (August 22-September 23) Tarot card: The High Priestess It doesn’t always
pay off to take the high road, but it sure provides a peace of mind. Keep staying
out of office politics, and you’ll prosper spiritually. Your coworkers will
recognize you as a person of quality, which will boost your career in ways you
didn’t think possible. Just make sure to set aside some alone time, as you’re
prone to burning yourself out.
LIBRA (September 23-October 22) Tarot card:
Three of Cups Beautiful things
happen to beautiful people. In your case this season will be a celebration on
all fronts, or at least a couple of them. Your romantic life will seem to run
smoother than usual, while at work, some new ideas you have will be accepted
enthusiastically. Victory belongs to those who collaborate, which will be an
important part of your success.
SCORPIO (October 23-November 21) Tarot
card: The Magician Love is the air! The
spring brings new beginnings and lustful liaisons, which is a bit of a trademark
of your sign. Don’t be shy, but indulge
in those passionate encounters: who knows what they might lead to… If you play
the lottery or enjoy the occasional gamble at a casino, Lady Luck is there for
you. Sports competitions is another area you could excel in.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 21) Tarot
card: Ten of Wands There is a sense
that you’ve been taking on too much responsibility lately, which really goes
against your free spirited nature. Instead of being happy about your recent
success, it feels more like a burden, and you’re ready to run away. Escaping
won’t solve anything, but delegating will. Treat yourself to some relaxing
massage, and allow yourself to spend a day in bed.
CAPRICORN (December 22-January 19) Tarot
card: Eight of Wands Theodore
Roosevelt once said that it’s “[f]ar better [...] to dare mighty things, to win
glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure”. You have been putting things
off in your life because of fear of failure and loss of control. Dare to step
outside your little box of everyday routines: there’s a whole wide world ready
to be explored!
AQUARIUS (January 20-February 18) Tarot
card: Two of Cups Slow and steady
wins the race: your contemplative nature is of great help to anybody close to
you. In the big scheme of things, life is running pretty smoothly at the
moment. There might be some issues related to filing paperwork, which might
require some assistance. Another area that could be improved is your diet, as a
vitamin deficiency is possible.
PISCES (February 19-March 20) Tarot card: Temperance You’ve been feeling
particularly blessed recently, as a result of your guardian angels working in
harmony with your life expectations. Your psychic sense has been and will be
heightened during this period, so trust the messages you receive. A pay rise is
in the works, while on a personal level, minor discords are solved with constructive
communication. As for health, refrain from overindulging.
extrasensPosted by Arandjel Thu, April 06, 2017 16:22:04
So I've decided to start a blog. Not entirely sure what I'll write about, even though I have a vague idea. Hopefully I'll be able to post regularly, despite a busy schedule.