Divination, Energy Healing, Journal

Begin as you mean to go on…

I once dated a guy who had that as his motto, and it’s quite fitting for the beginning of a new calendar year, isn’t it? 🙂

Woke to blowing snow, frigid temps, and wanting to stay in bed all day long! Instead I got up, fed the pets, wrote 3 things I’m thankful for, pulled cards, made breakfast for my guy, and now I’m drinking a cup of tea and writing this.

I intend to blog more, keep a simple morning ritual (most likely exactly what I did today), and, as the card says, make time for spirit. No yoga because of a bad knee, but more tuning in to myself and Spirit. Transformation doesn’t have to come in a Tower-like incident, it can build slowly and comfortably until it’s such a part of you that when you look back you really can’t tell when the shift happened.

So many of us make resolutions, big ones usually, and they fizzle after a few days or weeks because it’s such a huge change that we have a hard time incorporating it into our lives. So take small steps. Go for slow and easy. Bring comfort, joy, and courage to what you do, and it will go much easier.

Here’s to new beginnings!

©Pip Miller – January 2019

PS: A wonderful way to start things fresh is with a Dare session. It unblocks the energies of your bottom 5 chakras, opening new paths in your life and allowing you to speak your truth more easily. Curious about it? Read about it here. 🙂

 

Divination, Journal

Inner Turmoil

© Jody Bergsma The past couple of weeks have been very stressful for me, and I’m not sure why what’s going on is going on now, but it is. It could be all the astrological stuff going on, it could be that’s it’s the beginning of another year, and I once again feel as if I’ve made no progress in my life what-so-ever…it could be a lot of things. It is what it is, and what it is really sucks right now.

Feelings and emotions and anger (oh, lots and lots of anger!) are coming out, and not always in appropriate ways. Kindness has become snark, and I seem to feel the the need to jump on any little perceived insult or slight and make a mountain out of a molehill. All in an in-your-face way.

This baring of pain is not comfortable for me, and I really don’t like the way I’m acting, but I can’t seem to find a way to stop or at least control it, either. It’s as if I’m in a hurricane of release, and it’s ride the winds or sink below the waves forever. I’d be ok with windsurfing, if I could only find a way to process all this deep-seated blech in a positive way, rather than lashing out in pain and unkind anger, or sinking into despair at odd times.

Is the my “dark night of the soul”? I don’t know. All I know is when the hurricane finally dies down, I hope I haven’t left a swath of destruction in my wake.

I had my very first acupuncture session yesterday, and after the spacey feeling died down, I felt completely exhausted and very, very sad. It was just more highlighting of the pain and the sorrow…and I found that it’s been so easy to lay the blame on others for my feelings, but I know deep inside that it’s not so. I took on this life I’ve led for alost 52 years: I have made the choices I have made, I have let the opportunities that showed up fall to the wayside, I have let fear rule my entire life. Oh, I candy-coated it by saying that I “go with  the flow”, when in actuality all I’ve done is taken the easy way. Sometimes the easy way became a very difficult journey, but I still did whatever was easiest in those situations, many times to my detriment.

I’d chosen “pivotal” as my word for this year, and I think I need to add to it. I was thinking something along the lines of taking control, but I decided to pull a card from my Magical Times Empowerment Deck by Jody Bergsma, and Sanctuary came up (the “Healing” card is also from that gorgeous deck).

©Jody Bergsma It’s a completely different feeling than ‘taking control’, and yet it rings true with me: I really do need more time to myself, taking care of myself, being just me and doing (or not doing) what I want, not what others ask of me. This past year I’ve not had that very often, and my time has been filled to the brim with work and other requirements on my time (and state of well-being), the result of which has been a huge drain on me and now this hurricane that is now blowing its wrath out into the world.

What has also surfaced is the knowledge that I have let my dreams be pushed aside, and that I have, in many ways, simply given up on myself; I’ve taken the long-standing belief that I’m not good enough, and blown it into a way of living…go, me. *sigh*  I’ve even stopped writing in my journal (paper) because there is so much going on in my head that I’m afraid to write it down and have it read one day. Stifling that outlet isn’t helping matters one bit, let me tell you. Maybe I’ll write and then burn the pages the next day, or shred them at work. (Have you ever wondered what people will think when they read your journals after you’ve died?)

The basic jist of this long ramble is that I’m still here, I’m moody as hell and liable to over-react to things, and I’m doing my best to ride this and come out on the other side stronger and with my dreams coming true, as well as my goal of helping others on a daily basis as an energy healer manifesting easily and quickly. I also need to find a life-jacket! 😉

©Pip Miller – January 2015

Divination, Filofax, Journal

Happy New Year!

Did you get your annual blog review from WordPress? Mine was quite interesting and it seems the posts you guys like the most are Filofax posts (still can’t believe what a huge community of planner-users is out there), so expect to see more of them. 🙂

©Pip Miller

I pulled a couple of cards for the New Year just off-the-cuff, and this is what came up. Excellent cards!!I’ll do a bigger spread later on today.

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I hope everyone had a wonderful, safe, New Year’s Eve and that 2015 is amazing for all of us!

©Pip Miller – January 2015

Divination, Health

Samhain Divination

I’ve been playing with various tarot decks lately, trying to settle in to one that I want to stick with for a while, but I keep coming back to The Oracle of Shadows and Light. Which, at this time of year, is pretty apropos, right? 😉

I just did a pull using Joanna Powell Colbert’s “Whispers of the Ancestors” spread, and here it is:

Oracle of Shadows and Light

So I’ve got:

“What or who is dead or dying, that you need to honor?”  Dress of Alchemy (release your power). I’d say the part of me that doesn’t take a stand for myself, that doesn’t care for myself…that’s the part that is dying. I need to release her, bless her for the part she played in my life, and then step the hell up and take charge!

“What task does the Elder of Fire ask of you?” The Carousel Fairy (what comes around…) To face the circular path I’ve been on, to pay attention to the signs, and to stop! Step off the ride. Make a change.

“Where do you find your center of power?” Eclipse Mermaid (a powerful energy shift) Move into the change. Ride the shift. Be strong in what’s to come. I can do this.

“What new sweetness is wafting in on the scent of burning herbs?” Carnivorous Greenhouse (a tempting offer has a high price)…LOLI’m letting go of wheat and sugar starting tomorrow; the sweetness will be the healthy changes my body will go through and the offer is, well, the sugar and the wheat. 😉 ‘Ware, hobbit, ‘ware!

“What secrets do the ancestors whisper to you during this season of All Hallows?” Two Little Witches (magical space clearing time) Me, my house, the puppies, Himself…it’s all about letting go to let in the new. 🙂

I read these as I was writing it, didn’t look at the cards or the place in the spread til it was it’s turn. Pretty cool reading, right? It all ties into tomorrow’s changes. I love it!

Happy Samhain/Halloween to one and all!

©Pip Miller – October 2014

Divination

Question for Card Readers

When I get a reading, I’m usually asked to shuffle and cut the cards so my ‘energy infuses the cards’, helping the reader answer the question clearly.

I never questioned that, until now.  The readings I have been doing have all been email and I have never done a reading in person (yet). So I wonder…is that really necessary?  And what if the person has had a few or is on something undetectable, even meds?  Or is pregnant?  Isn’t that two energies you would be dealing with?  What if the person’s energies are so muddled that they barely know their own name?  Then what happens to the cards when any of the above shuffles them?

Doesn’t it make more sense for the reader to do the shuffling all the time, keep their energies in the cards so they get clear messages from their intuition and guides??

I wonder if that’s one of those things that are ‘canon’ when it comes to readings, like one I used to hear all the time at the shop I worked at, especially concerning one’s first deck, “No, I can’t buy my own!  Tarot decks must be given to you!”  Or that they must be wrapped in cloth, never left in the boxes.  Or put ‘to sleep’ with crystals.  Things like that.  Who came up with this stuff??

What are your thoughts, dear card readers out there?

©Pip Miller – June 2013