The Feng Shui Gypsy

An Adult Picture Story Book by Sister Othelia on helpful tips for Dating, Intuition, Tarot and Life.
From gliding down the Airport escalator to grandkids like Mary Poppins, to the Psychic Grandma Not-to-Do list, here's how to deal with cranky in-laws, explain "intuition" to children and change your image for older grandkids. Whether you like it or not, boundaries of consideration are mandatory as a Psychic Grandma.

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I am a Psychic Grandmother.  Whether I hop a plane to the East Coast or Pacific Coast, my cards are in my bag at all times.  My air trips can be fun and interesting when word gets out I am a reader. Necks crane to listen as I look deeply into the palm of a passenger. Yearning curious eyes glitter. I have even had a few stewardesses on their knees by my seat asking for a love reading. Wonderful spiritual conversations with flying clergy have occurred. On destination, the family expects me to glide down the waiting room escalator in interesting attire, a waist-high leopard-print-tapestry suitcase on wheels beside me. The rock n roll Mary Poppins grandma-ma has arrived! Entrance impact makes young grandkids very excited.

GRANDMOTHER / GRANDCHILDREN BOUNDARIES

 I will never force what I do on my grandchildren. If they are curious I will tell them. When a reading comes in by phone, in most cases I close the door behind me. If the grandkids ask me, I tell them that everyone has intuition and that their father also has the gift. He chooses not to actively use it. This is everyone's right, and just like runners, or skaters, or dancers, it takes lots of practice to develop the "Intuition Muscle". And since Grandma has been practicing for many many years, ever since she was a young girl, she is an Olympic Reader.

WHEN IN-LAWS GET CRANKY

Not everyone approves of visiting Psychic Grandmas. Eventually, probably somewhere about the age of twelve, grandchildren may hear the opinions of sarcastic daughter or son in laws. This is when the magical grandmother's image goes from "tooth fairy" to "crackpot". At this point, I traded the leopard-print-tapestry suitcase for a smaller bag and my escalator entrance attire transformed to earthy Yoga clothing.

THE PSYCHIC GRANDMA "DO-NOT- DO" LIST

  • Do not give phone readings in the back seat of the moving family car.
  • Do not try to convince anyone of your spiritual beliefs.
  •  Keep your Psychic work private.
  • Do not speak about your work at meals. 
Be authentically you without the Psychic gift. Speak on anything BUT your readings. You will stay on the good side of your in-laws. Grandchildren will see that you are a normal person. Somewhere around their 20's, once they think for themselves, you will become interesting again.

 And if you are blessed, one day your adult Grand Child will ask you how they can develop their intuition. But of course, it's to stay with you and them. No one needs to know.

Saging your house is a spiritual ritual that sets the tone for Spring Cleaning. Fights, gone. Sickness, out of here. Depression, move somewhere else. TV Binging, your evicted. Whatever caused you to vegetate is now purified as you walk around your pad with a shell filled with clusters of white sage.  photo 7440fc35-edfc-4419-9031-6fcfbda2a861_zpsvugehdke.jpg

For those who have seen a long, brutal winter the junk is piling up. Fleece PJs and yoga pants are filling your drawers, closets full of hats, mittens, and Yak Tracks are spilling on to the floor. Windows are smudged, and no matter how much essential oils you have steaming on a shelf, the house needs a good airing.  The pets are getting cranky, molting or horny. And you need to start setting goals for a paint job, as well as an exact date you will begin dejunking.  Why?  Because once the weather gets beautiful, there will be no stopping you from running outside like a little kid.

START BY SAGING YOUR HOUSE

Saging your house is a spiritual ritual that sets the tone for Spring Cleaning.  Fights, gone. Sickness, out of here. Depression, move somewhere else. TV Binging, your evicted.  Whatever caused you to vegetate is now purified as you walk around your pad with a shell filled with clusters of white sage, sweeping the fragrant smoke with your hand, around doorways, windows, into corners.  Wherever there was a negative experience, should be spiritually cleansed.  You may want to clean your windows now,  and begin to see clearly what is ahead.

THE "WINTER BOX"

Buy a big plastic tub for your hats, mittens, Yak-Tracks, and coats.  With a magic marker write on the lid, "Winter."  Doing so prevents the curse of the unlabeled black garbage bag shoved in corners or rooms, mistaken for Good Will clothing and hauled away or dying a sad mystery death untouched again until moving day.

DE-CLUTTERING

By winters end, shelves often get mixed with miscellaneous winter essentials.  Pack them into another smaller tub, or throw them away. The trick here is to de-junk your brain.  The simple act of organization reboots your emotional well being.  Even better, the simple act of walking into your home becomes exhilarating.  When all the world is in chaos, your home-sanctuary is not.

A NEW BEDSPREAD
Last but not least, a new bedspread can set the tone for sweet dreams.  It can be the finishing touch and a reward for your Spring purification ceremony.
There has never been a better time to rename Valentines, “Self-Love Day”. It is a reminder to honor your journey, friendships, family members, and accomplishments, big and small. Whether alone with a favorite book or pet, or arranging a Self-Love Valentines Dinner, do it for you and to give meaning to your friend's lives. What Does Self-Love look like in Practice? @ Do your best to eliminate your inner critic. If you are always beating yourself up about smoking, dieting or exercising, reduce the internal nag and take action on your goals. @ Keep yourself flexible to change. Don’t alienate yourself and live in a bubble. @ Let go of failures. Hold your head high. Self-Love Attitude opens doors in love, friendship, and career. @ Take on your next personal goal as if rebooting a computer @ Follow your Intuition and embrace the people, places, and jobs you enjoy. You deserve to be happy! How will you Accomplish staying True to Yourself? @ Stop analyzing and procrastinating your opportunities for happiness. @ Stay true to your personal growth for joy @ On your terms first, live your life in the best way you are capable. @ See a professional Counselor if you sabotage your journey and want more for yourself. {Please, remember! Psychics can help you to define your next conversation with your Counselor} @ Say “Good Job!” to yourself without scoring your value by others compliments.
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In a world of gun violence, coldness and back stabbing there is something spiritual about going home to a botanical garden of Eden.  Ever since first on my own, I became mesmerized on entering the door of an artistic BoHo with windows of cascading house plants.  It was as if the person that resided within had a sort of magical power.  Like Harry Potter in which inanimate objects can communicate, I intuitively tuned in to a vibrational language going on among the plants. Imitation is the best flattery.  I wanted to learn and become a house plant alchemist. 


Soon I realized I had what it took.  Plant people like to give away cuttings from their plants to other plant people. Its like sharing home-baked bread.  In one town, from one plant, can thrive in apartments and houses many plant off spring. 

  I could pour all my Co Dependent nurturing in to my family of plants.  While my partner was hitting the bars, I was misting gigantic Coleas, tending long veils of Strawberry Begonia  with trails of piggy backing fuzzy little babies, directing long emerald-green heart-shaped vines of leaves called Philodendron, around my windows. 

The key to creating magic for the visitor of such a place, is balance.  Whether you add an occasional prism that casts rainbows on to the walls, between the plants, or a favorite glass trinket on a window ledge, peeking through in a brilliant sun-lit splash of color, putting an equal number of plants in equal heights, on both sides of a window, gives Zen.  Suddenly surrounding your environment is a sumptuous forest of Feng Shui plant order that will help you to think and strategize your own life. 

As one gets older, and becomes accustomed to the vibrational communication between house plants, it's fulfilling to see the look on the faces of visitors, who will walk slowly from window to window in my studio, observing in the same way I did, the "essence" and "alchemy" of mixing Art and Houseplants together.

Picture: My Sister Kate waving through my Studio Arch 2017

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As Psychics, most of us try very hard to give our clients the most meaningful, clear and honest perception of what comes through on their questions.  Whether we use a tool to reach our inner voice, or wing it alone, it's about reaching that special place of inner voice. How we deliver our message, is where you decide to return or not.

Two kinds of message styles, direct, or sugar coated. 

A Direct Reading tells you in a clear and direct way what comes through on your life, questions, and preferably, your direct reader knows how to say harsh truths in a soft way. Compare this to the friend who will tell you when you have sleep in your eye, or a dryer towel clinging to the butt of your jeans.

A Sugar Coated Reading is like visiting a Motivation Speaker.  Their emphasis is making you feel good about yourself.  This is a beautiful thing, until the promises do not come true.  When your down, they will pick you up. Compare this to the friend who always tells you what you want to hear.


No Reader can Promise Instant Gratification

The problem with Psychic Readings, is that some people see a reader as having a sort of Fairy God Mom ability to make things happen.  They can not make a hire happen quickly, they can not make someone love you or heal a dysfunctional family.  But they can calm you down, clear your head, give details and aid in making a plan to better your circumstance.  Of course you always have free will.

About time frames

Though time frames do come through in a reading, please remember, as in Einstein's theory of relativity, the past, present and future are all happening at the same time.  In other words, because time is an illusion, it is always approximate.

What else can a reading do?

A Reading can point you in the right direction, give you the pros and cons of your journey, relationship, career and in most cases, you will know immediately if what you are hearing is truth.  How? Because you know truth when you hear it, as it's based on things that have happened.  Truth is what you have experienced, and know to be accurate.  If you come back again, you had a great connection.  If you come back three times you have made a friend.


Sometimes readers make you mad!

When a reader becomes like a trusted friend, there will be times their honesty makes you mad.   When you call in a bad mood, knowing your trusted readers honesty is correct, chances are you would rather not hear it.  Remember! You are the one that came for a reading. Just like lashing out at a friend, patience is needed.  Before you write out a long revengeful review, wait at least a day and see how you feel.  Waiting one day before lashing out can bring an entirely different way of looking at things.


Conclusion

No two Psychics read exactly alike.  This is because each of us tunes in to spirit differently.  Add to this the many "niche" readers.  What is the same?  Message delivery: Sugar Coated or Direct Honesty.  Which do you prefer?
 photo chatdreamstime_m_63594012_zpsxkarj78c.jpg  Psychic Phone Reading, or Chat Reading, which is best for you?  The answer is easy.  If you have lots of questions, but limited time, choose a Phone Reading. Why?  The ability to hear and ask questions, quickly, does not rely on typing. Madly typing more questions, at the same time your Psychic is reading on the question you just asked, will not give you a good reading. Relax. Slow down. Here are tips for getting the very best chat reading possible.


WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A CHAT READING?

  • Everything you ask me, and every question I read on, is in your history page for as long as you are a member of Keen. 
  • After Every Chat Reading, I send a copy of our exchange to your Keen mail.
  • And wait! If there is a question we are reading on, and time runs out, check your Keen mail.  Chances are I will have sent you the answer with your chat.

HOW DO YOU GET THE BEST CHAT FOR YOUR BUCK?

1} Start by just giving me your first name, and the first name of anyone you want your reading on. 

2} Keep your text chat questions direct and simple. 

3} Do not type while I am reading.  I will not see you as I am looking down at my cards. 

4}Instead of cramming as many questions as you can in a short time, go with the flow. 

5}Are you used to Computer Tarot Readings? The biggest difference between a flesh and blood psychic, and a cold, unfeeling computer download program, is speed. Give your living human psychic time to show you how we feel your energy better then a machine. Treat us with respect, and we will love you.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A PHONE READING?

A phone reading shares breath, voice, energy and unlike a chat reading, you can hear "how" someone speaks to you.  Often in Chat Readings, CAPITALS can be interpreted as yelling, and humor can be interpreted as disrespect.  Not so a Phone Reading.

1} When getting a Phone Reading, it is often best to have a list of questions that you want to ask your reader.  This will prevent you from going in to "brain freeze" and forgetting.

2 Like a Chat Reading, give me as little information as possible.  I will always ask you to start a reading by giving me just your first name.

3} Please know if using a modern iPhone, by typing into your browser "call recorder"  a list of apps will come up with one perfect just for you.  You can now record your Keen phone readings. 

4} Choose a Phone Reading when you have many questions but limited amount of time.

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The purpose of asking a direct question is to receive a direct answer. Whether in love, life or a Psychic Reading, cut to the chase and get to the REAL issue bothering you. Remember! No one is judging you as much as you are of yourself. Hiding your true intentions, behind the image you want others to see, is false advertising. In a Psychic reading, it's a waste of your money. Spit it out! You have nothing to hide with us. We take your faults and imperfections as a breath of fresh air.

HIDING BEHIND IRON BAR AURA WALLS

When a client is afraid to expose who they are, energetically, they create an iron bar fortress around themselves.  Most of the time these are the people who believe they are too difficult for psychics to read.  In truth, they don't want to be "read," any more than they want others to know who they are in daily life.

EXAMPLES OF FALSE ADVERTISING IN LIFE

  • The single mom or dad in a new relationship, afraid to expose the fact they have children.  {When the new lover  realizes there are kids involved, they run.} THE REASON:  False Advertising
  • The new car owner in hopes others will see them as successful, can't pay their rent or pay for a date. {Their car gets towed away on a credit card cruise} VICTIM?  False Advertising
  • The person who hides their intentions of romance, by "acting" like a supportive friend. {When they expose their true feelings, and other distances, they feel misunderstood and used.}  REASON:  False Advertising.
  • The iron clad masterful macho man, who flirts with women, but wants a boyfriend. {Can't find love and confuses every one}REASON:   False Advertising


Ever notice how popular people get attention by telling it like it is?  People love people who talk about the bad things THEY themselves go through.  It gives license to not be perfect.  Body image, finances, embarrassing moments are refreshing.

EXAMPLES OF A CLEAR PSYCHIC READING QUESTION

It is frustrating when a client is hesitant to be truthful, and their aura of iron bars comes up.  A reading can take a confusing essence as mixed messages and two images come through at once.  To cut through the "stuff," it may take longer for an iron bar aura client.  As long as Client is patient, a great reading can still happen as their authentic self is tuned in to.  Here are some questions to make the reading easier.

1} Will one of the job applications I have applied for, hire me?  I am especially interested in the company _______.  What was their perception of me?

2}The inheritance my father left the family in his death, is creating disputes with my bothers and sisters.  Will this be resolved?

3} How does _______ feel about me?  What are his intentions for me?

4} The number address of the house I want to buy is "529".  Will the seller and I agree on a price? What is the house energy like?

5} How does my boss feel about me as an employee?  What does he need more from me to get a raise or promotion?

6} Will my dog, "Soldier" be alright as I go on vacation?

7} Will the move to the state of ___________,  bring positive change in to my life? In what ways?

8}My name is_______. I need an emotional tune up.  Just tell me what comes through around me.

Whether in daily living or with a Psychic Adviser, being honest and up front takes courage, but saves on time, grief, money and yes, you will be loved even more for your imperfections.



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She remembered the year she cultivated a family of Psychic Sisters and Brothers.  With a warm cup of coffee in hand, she began to seek a kind faceless voice who would not recognize her on the streets.  She liked the safe boundaries of these Psychic friendships. Sometimes she would talk about her career, other days her love life, family and frustrations.  On occasion, with a glass of wine, she would just chit-chat and ask questions.  In time her Psychic Friends knew her story well.

EMMA'S STORY

She grew up with the people that she loved and trusted most, turning evil and hurting her.  She cried a lot. Inner despair attracted cruel lovers.  When the first nice man came in to her life, instead of seeing him as a blessing, her personality changed.  She raged, she criticized, she screamed, and saw his sensitivity as weakness.  All of her life she had wanted a man just like him.  From the day he ran out the door, hating her, she hit the psychic lines.  She made many psychic friends.  As long as she did not call the same one too often, they remained accuratly correct.


WHEN PSYCHICS LOSE ACCURACY...what's going on?

When psychics become coffee brothers and sisters, it's a beautiful thing.  The danger of calling a psychic too often is knowing too much about a clients personal day-to-day life, a reader becomes saturated with "too much information."   In most cases, a client hires a psychic to get an unbiased reading on their romance, life or career, to explain the  "whys" and "what nows" without bias.  This way a client gets the "real picture" despite their emotional attachment to the subject.  The risk of calling the same psychic too often in one week, like your family and friends, is they don't want to hurt you. It's natural for friends to not want to hurt friends.  This may actually change the accuracy of a reading.

HAVING TWO OR THREE FAVORITE READERS KEEPS THINGS FRESH

Therefore having two or three favorite psychic friends, is a good way for consistent accuracy by not visiting the same one too often.  Boundaries of distance keep things fresh.  Give as little information as possible before the reading.  Save your story details for afterwards.  This allows an Intuitive Worker to shine their best.
 

WHEN PROBLEMS NEED A COUNSELOR...not just a psychic

It is important for clients to know that calling a psychic is not like having a fairy god-  mother. They can not make a lover return, create a job offer or make depression disappear. No percentage of accuracy is going to change a clients life or financial situation. Your Psychic, along with reading on your questions, should be able to offer suggestions and, if allowed to be honest. it is important a reader be compassionately firm that they are not a replacement for mental health therapy or counseling.

When a Psychic gives a sugar-coated reading during a clients despair, it may feel good for them at the time, but cause a good person to hang on to a bad situation.  The client always has free will.  In the long run, the psychic who gives flowery readings too good to be true, will be the Psychic who is condemned if the seeker makes a fool of themselves, self-destructs, begins to stalk or commits suicide.

A Favorite Honest Reader, and a Favorite Professional Counselor, is a Beautiful Thing!  A reader can bring forth "topics" they see in their client, to take with them to their next professional counseling session.  Professional Talk Therapy may take months and even years to bring forth information seen in a reading. From a pivotal moment of truth, a professional mental health counselor can begin the process of true healing.
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From this day on, the Total Eclipse of 2017 will be a book-marker in your life.  In itself, there will not be apocalypse. Choose this event as a "before" and "after."  Use it as a book marker to change your life path for the better. The choice is yours.  What is your greatest vision for yourself?  Let the Great Solar Eclipse of 2017 be a transition point for personal change.


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For all the blessings I have in my life, I have come to find my worst disasters helped me to stay cool in the face of tragedy.  The time alone and abandoned in a bad marriage, years I worked in a packing house as a single Mom to raise a child, and I won't lie, being with bad boys with all the same first name, {who even looked alike!} Times I sat on a bar stool beneath an oven vent, smoking in despair, until I realized no love was better then bad love; or at least until I learned to move on from my own cookie cutter addictions.

Through the Desire for Change

Its through the desire for change, and to believe that I must survive, one day something popped.  And I mean this.  It was as if the bubble of self inflicted alone, disappeared, and blessings poured in.  I was free, my fear of getting too close to other women friends, became relaxed, and I no longer analyzed everything to death.  I no longer looked for the cracks in life.  I embraced less is more.  And more actually began to happen on its own!  More analyzing, more self protection, more over pleasing had become so ingrained in me, I forgot to catch my breath. 

Gardens, three published books, my studio, Intuitive work, a new marriage, and becoming an Animal Rescuer, I redeem my past slaughter house work. Blessings flowed in. I never saw them coming!  But I will not forget how to embrace disaster.

Tough Times Enrich Our Lives

I feel enriched with the tough times I have seen in my life, knowing that eventually, the tide changes.  Disaster has enriched my ability to read without judgment, as I have seen just about every up and down that life has to give.  There will always be Ass Holes, and there will always be Angels.  Challenges are like little karma points.  In the process how we adapt, is our choice alone.

We Are All On a Life Path

As an Intuitive Light Worker, I realize that my life path came in tides of struggle. Every rough time was a lesson to learn from, to share as a life teacher, to give insight with compassion.  I have learned when to take my bitch pill. For all of us this is true.  May you learn from your pain, embrace the struggle, move on, and grow personally.  May you be free.


 

 

 
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Have you noticed in the depths of the blank Smart TV screen, a reflection?
Depending on how you avert your eyes, or gaze in to the screen, much like a 3-D Computer poster, you will see different angles of your surroundings, especially if a window is close by.  You will see the neighbors next door gardening, observe the wind in the trees and who is walking down the street.  Creatively, these reflections are the fuel of Tarot Channeling, Artists, Writers, and when the world of vision opens.

WHAT YOU SEE IN THE SCREEN

In the children's book "Alice in Wonderland," a little girl watching the world of reflections,  jumps through her mirror, and runs down a path chasing a rabbit.  Seeing ones own world reflected in the blank TV screen, like a mirror, has caused some to run to the store for paint cans or move furniture around. The screen will not lie and reflects back what you have been ignoring or were not aware of.  It happens when you are in a relaxed state of mind.

ARE YOU PROJECTING EMOTIONS OF THE LIVE SCREEN?


The minute the 36" +  Smart Screen snaps on, you are no longer in charge of your own emotions.  Everything you watch on the live screen, is created from anothers perspective, projected as your own.  The stereophonic audio, so much a source of  companionship, can become the source of fears and tears.  This can be especially dangerous for those in advisory or counseling jobs. 
  

The Blank Screen is your source for neutrality, self realization and rest from a hectic day.  It is also the way most Tarot Channels read their cards, as they tell what they see on the emotions, actions and events concerning their clients.   Neutrality, like the blank TV screen, is the catalyst for inspiration, truth and inner purity. Choose the art on your cards, wisely, as you would choose a show on the live screen.



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If you have ever watched a good psychic read, there is a sort of head tilt, where the readers eyes close, or look up to the side, as they listen to their clients question.  This is "Psychic listening," where the reader is processing what they hear within, as well as in the voice tone, words and energy of the seeker. Rarely does a good psychic blurt with out processing first.  A Psychiatry session is much different then a Psychic Reading although both depend on listening.  A Therapist, listens, more than speaks, and asks questions of the client. It is part of the traditional patient/Dr method for emotional healing.  A private Psychic session, usually, is when the client asks questions of the Psychic reader, who gives their intuitive "feel" on the subject.   In most cases, it is the reader that does the majority of the talking and the client listens.

5 Basic Rules For Psychic Listening

1} Value the Client Relationship.  Truly want to Listen. In the vocal tone lives an entire story.  You will not hear it, or feel any energy but your own, if illness, worry or a bad day obsess you.  Discipline yourself to listen.  Your seeker chose you over other readers.  Honor this. Schedule times to read when you are at your best with the world.

2} When the reading session begins, don't try to respond until the client has finished talking. Don't blurt or hurry them.  Refrain from pushing them to ask their question.  When they ask a question, repeat it by asking,  "Is the question you are asking ________? "   If need be, help your client to word their question. Repeating the question they ask you, confirms you have listened, and understand what they want from you.

3} Each client, and reader, has their own unique style.  By truly listening, and not judging an unfamiliar culture, style  or accent, you are free to communicate effectively in a rewarding and friendly conversation and reading. 

4} It is easy to get lost in one's professionalism, and forget how to be  human and friendly.  Your client will return if you learn to relax with them.  On the other hand, it is  important with some professional career clients, seeking a reading, to allow them to point out your flaws and tell you that you are wrong. Just listen. Don't get angry. It is likely this is their way to save their ego.  They seek "upper hand".

5} Really listen to the tone of your clients voice.  In it lies the energy of their spiritual life story.  Acknowledge you are hearing them with small responses.  Don't analyze.  Just listen.  You will be able to read better, know the emotional flow of your client, and when to wind your reading down.  All of these suggestions can be used by both client and reader, as well as in our every day lives with loved ones.




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  In the garden, alone, like Rosary Beads in the hands, we can offer prayer one weed-pull at a time, manifesting our intent for world change.  If  a congregation gives strength, garden with others.  If physical acts of humanity validate one's presence before God, offer to care for the gardens of the elderly or hospitalized.

There is no better place to teach children of compassion then the garden. The importance of right conditions, through sunshine, rain, planting seeds, watering and nurturing gives meaning to our own life journey.   Casual, inspirational conversation on life and death is as instructive as a Sunday School class.

 And what of drought, flood or tornadoes? We learn to let go.  We see the ancient spiritual journey of man and his intellectual ability to choose alternative methods to grow and mature seeds.  Through solar and incandescent lighting, green houses, we can start new food, flowers, trees and herbs. We learn that less is not always bad and how the importance of good timing, can bring a harvest in the future.

Through future planet exploration, Spiritual Gardening will endure.

GARDEN UNITY = A thread of one color, that playfully winds through the width and length of your property, yard or garden, gives rest and a focal point for the eyes.  Go crazy with color if you wish. This one thread of color, be it "white," "orange" "dark maroon", will unite the vegetables, flowers, herbs, and play space.  Your Spiritual Garden will have unity in this thin vein of same color, which acts as a prayer or intent of calm for your Spiritual Garden. 

Blessed with all shade? Hostas add unity, peeking from behind stones, mixed with other shade plants, popped by statuary.  Let Hostas give your shade garden calm and unity.

ARCHWAYS & GATES - If you were to read the energy of each part of your land, you would find wonderful stories being told by many voices.  In earth magic these voices of stones, water, air and land are called"Elementals".  All history resonates and vibrates in the land beneath our feet. Placing an Archway or gate between the areas of energy change, psychologically "introduces" us to a mind shift when we go from "Food"to "Flowers", to "Relaxing."   Feel the balance and unity of each energy change of your garden by consciously stepping into a new "Portal" through an Archway or gate..

PATHWAYS - Like life, our days are filled with intention and having a path that leads us from point A to B, and a place to sit down or rest after our journey, are what garden paths represent.  Pathways that drop off into a limbo of weeds, or stop at a border fence, frustrates and creates unsettled sadness.  Put a chair, bench or table  at the end of your path which gives a feeling of completion.

Whether you have a tiny garden, an acre plus, a church yard or apartment balcony, through Spiritual Gardening your mind will rest after a hectic day for contemplation, conversation, healing and contentment. Be one in the vibration of a new beginning and Spiritual Growth through your Garden.


 

Our Delta plane rises into the air. Two classy women strapped in seats beside me, smile, and we settle in with books and iPads for a two hour flight to Atlanta. Before this trip my husband said "Your going to yak up a storm with someone next to you the whole way, just like you do everywhere." "No...people don't seem to do that in Mid Air like old days." I answer. "Plane flight is different now." But here I am, two young grandmas with sweet smiles beside me, politely interested as our stewardess explains how to adjust the O2 masks, points to exits, requesting we check our pamphlets on how to hold our seat cushions next to our chest in case of a crash.

"Please give our three new stewardess aboard a nice round of applause" the pilot on the intercom says. "In other words, its every man for himself if we go down." I whisper to the middle woman next to me. She giggles then calls out to a passing attendant with a refreshment cart, "I'll take a Vodka!" and hands over her credit card. Outside seat gal says "And I'll take a Bloody Mary!" Introductions are made. We laugh. The middle woman explains she is visiting friends after the death of her husband. "Just what I would do if my husband died" I tell her. "WHAT?!" End seat grandma laughs, sipping on her Bloody Mary drink.

"And what do you do?" middle grandma asks the passenger next to her. "Well I am a Travel Consultant." We say "Ohhhhhhh...what a cool job." I giggle and say "And I'm a Psychic Consultant" The stewardess passing with a cart stops dead in her tracks and says over the engine drone, "WHAT?" Did you say your a Psychic Consultant?" "Yes," I laugh, and the women and stewardess say "ohhhhhhhhh....cool." Next thing I know I am giving palm readings, then Tarot guidance, and stewardess are taking turns kneeling next to our seats to have quick readings.

Tarot in the sky is a new experience for me. During the next two hours I give love readings, career readings, and a spirit reading for the widow from her husband recently passed. Middle woman cries happy tears. End seat passenger hugs her. Romance readings for the pretty stewardesses make them happy and they nod over my accuracy. Watchful, over head, passing with a stern face, a blond with bright red lipstick brings order and discipline, overseeing the plane with hawk like alertness. Time flies by.

"I will never forget this as long as I live!" middle grandma says, hugs me and runs out of the plane as it lands and comes to a halt. "Thank You" the flight attendants call to me with poised calm. Delta Hawk woman with bright red lipstick stops me and says, "I'm a paranormal investigator. Look for me in the new TV Ghost investigator series coming out! Great to have you on board." "Wow," I call out....how did so many of us end up in one flight?" "There are no accidents" middle grandma calls back, as she runs towards her gate in the Atlanta airport.
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When stuck, frustrated, bored or lonely, watch out for Impulse Choices.  They hit you with a sudden panic in the form of irrational behavior, binge eating, internet shopping, too much marketing or settling for less.  The result is the same.  You hate yourself in the end.  Especially when the weight piles on, the monthly credit card bill comes in, or realize trying to keep a business alive,  your marketing cost is far more than you have earned. Impulse choice is when you go back to an old dysfunctional relationship, simply because you were lonely.


DISCIPLINE IS HARD - LEARN "THE PAUSE"

Probably the most difficult task in life to learn is discipline.  Knowing the "Pause" is at times a life saver in making an impulsive choice that will lead to a huge regret, and is a powerful tool.

@ The pause means taking a walk, waiting until the next day to decide, refusing a high pressure sale until you have checked your finances, or learning how to say "No."

@ The Pause is thinking before blurting emotional words, refusing to embarass yourself or make an enemy with an angry reaction in a family, marriage or work setting.  As the great Mya Angelou said, "At times when expected to voice an opinion, I simply smile and look wisely into the eyes of the crowd.  It is amazing how everyone believes you are on their side.  Before I would have said the first thing that came to mind and made enemies."

@ The pause is learning to wait and see what tomorrow brings, before assuming that nothing will ever get better.


THE PAUSE IS NOT PROCRASTINATION

  There is a huge difference between procrastination, and the pause.  The pause works for those likely doers, that jump the gun, and often refuse to sit back.  A Procrastinator makes a life long ambition of putting things off.  For the procrastinator the pause is a way of life.

@ The Procrastinator puts off all things that become pressuring to them.  The closet that needs cleaning, the health that needs improvement, the dog that needs walking, the job that needs changing, the abusive relationship that needs leaving, are all unbearably pressuring choices to make. So they do nothing. Learning to just do, instead of avoid, creates miracles.

@ The Pause is for those that can not bear stagnation or emotional stress, and sabotage themselves by doing anything, other than nothing, making their situation even worse.  Learning to Pause saves the embarrassment of bad choices.


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