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out of body experiences

Hello everyone, hoping that you enjoyed your memorial day weekend. Once again I would like to put a thank you out there to all the soldiers that have lost their lives over the years fighting for the country and freedoms that we are a part of here in the United States of America.

Over the weekend I had some questions about astral travel and out  of body experiences from a family member. They had asked what I thought about them , how I felt about them, and for more information pertaining to them in general. I decided at that point that this week I would write the blog about that very subject of getting out of the human body. Anyone that can share experiences or knowledge feel free to share in the boxes below the blog.

An out of body experience is an experience that typically involves a sensation of floating outside one’s body and, in some cases, perceiving one’s physical body from a place outside one’s body. It is a really neat thing for some people and a really scary feeling for those that are not practiced in things like meditation or even astral travel or being out of the body during sleep or meditation. It really is one of those exercises that gets easier with practice and more able to hold control as you get used to it.

There are many causes or ways to be placed in an out of body experience. Some of the more common or typical ways are just simply falling asleep, whether taking a nap, or going to sleep for the night. You will have those times where you wake up and feel like you never got a wink of shut eye but you were out for a decent amount of time and shouldn’t really feel that way. Another way that some fall into the state is a near death experience. Some people claim to talk to gods, angels, or see white tunnels of light, or even relatives on the other side. We don’t always think of it but these are all out of body experiences. These can happen during long surgeries, comas, or other things where we are placed under anesthesia, or even when we are in a position of almost drowning. People that run marathons or exert amazing amounts of endurance also experience out of body because the body is unsure whether it is on air or land from moving at such amazing speeds and being in such a state of exhaustion.

This can at times be a total state of unknowing. I read a really cool story of Thomas Edison and his testing of out of body experiences. He would fall asleep and place a coin on his head. He would sit a metal bucket in his lap and when his head tipped the coin would fall off and land in the bucket. This would be loud and snap him out of it. There have been many studies over the years concerning out of body. It is all in how your brain percieves things. There are oils and stones for those of you that are into the metaphysical side of becoming better at out of body experiences and astral projection.

Astral projection is a way of doing out of body and ending up on another plane, realm, planet. This is a great way to get in touch with your guides, loved ones on the other sides, or even check in on a friend who you have not seen or heard from in quite some time.

Some of the stones I had mentioned earlier are Amethyst, sleeping with Amethyst facilitates out of body experiences and helps with intuitive dreaming, Calcite is a stone linked to the higher consciousness that facilitates the opening of higher awareness and psychic abilities, channeling, and out-of-body experiences.  It accelerates spiritual development and allows the soul to remember experiences when it returns to the body. Howlite  links into the spiritual dimensions, opening atunement and preparing the mind to receive wisdom and insights.  It assists journeys out of the body and accessing past lives. Merlinite is a magical stone that holds the imprint of the combined knowledge of shamans, alchemists, magician- priests, and other workers of magic.  Its dual coloring blends the spiritual and earthly vibrations together, giving access to the spiritual and shamanic realms.  This stone supports shamanic practices or magical ritual.

Some oils for astral projection are myrrh, frankincense, and sandalwood. You can blend them or use them separately. You can put them in a candle. Boil them on the stove or an oil burner. Get the essence around you before going into meditation or sleep. Also you can use dream pillows which are many times made out of mugwort most of the time. This will help you to remember your dreams or where you are traveling as you are out of body.

I hope that you have learned about out of body, also known as astral projection or soul journeying. Like I said, feel free to leave experieces, comments, or your own suggestions for tapping into OOBE better. Have a great week!-Ian

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Happiness through teamwork

Are  the things you do each day making you happy? If you go to work each day does the job you do put a smile on your face? I was listening to the radio last week and I heard a line from a man being interviewed and it really stuck with me to where every morning when I wake up since then I ask myself. The line was “If you wouldn’t do what you do for a job for free, should you really be doing it?” This is not always an option for everyone, but if it is an option in your life then you should think about it.

It really goes back to things like wishing, dreaming, and manifesting. This life we live is a really short one. I was talking to Melissa last night while watching our son play baseball about the importance of things such as this. I had a great weekend with my kids and lately I have been thinking a lot about quotes that matter to me and lines that I can live by. Another line I saw was “spending time with children is way more important then spending money on children”. What a great way to get our young ones started on the right path, by remembering that love and companionship has no monetary value and the fact that being around people that make you feel good and smile makes you forget all about the stressful things life has to offer us. None of us are broken, the pieces of us being happy are just sometimes scattered and we need to find them and pick them up and put the puzzle back together.

Deep down we all have issues and anger and things that hold us back from our goals and what we hope to feel and be. We have to grab a hammer and shatter the things that do not serve us.  It is not a simple path and it sure is not an easy one but by being a group and a family we can all get there. Do you have fears? Do you have a family or friends in your life that roll thier eyes at you or say things like “what the hell?” when you tell them the beliefs that you have?

Well as another way of getting people together and helping us all to be on the same page and help us be one, I am putting together a new circle that will help you tap into intuition and happiness through working together, talking, helping, and  coming together to overcome our fears. If you are an empath then we will help with that. As a team and friends we will find ways to bring smiles to our faces and bring support to us all that we may not have known was posssible. This is just another way to help us to make this short life better and happier for us all. I hope you will join me next tuesday for the support circle. It will be held on the 2nd and 4th tuesday of every month and admission is just five dollars. It will start at 7 p.m. and run until 8:30 p.m. It is always easier to do things or learn as a group or a team and with people who have your back. Come on out!!!

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Remembering Family

Hey guys, I’m just here looking out the kitchen window and enjoying the fact that all the snow is gone from the ground here in our little town. Even though it is still super cold, the illusion that winter has ended is enough to cheer me up. Winter is a time that really gets some of us down and struggling. I am one of those people. I have been trying to find out why I am how I am lately.

Finding out where we came from can sometimes be hard for people because we don’t know vital members of the family that could be the missing puzzle piece that help to tell our story to us. I never got to meet my mother’s mom or my father’s dad. This has always made me wonder. I really would have loved to meet my grandma, I have this strange missing for her even though I never got to meet her. The same thing with my papa on my father’s side.

I really have tried tapping into this all by practicing mediumship. I have sat through seances and talked to readers but those two important relatives never really pop up. My grandpa whom I was very close with is still very close to me. He just passed a few years ago. It is a crazy thought trying to tap into relatives that never met you and trying to introduce yourself to them. I thought should I just meditate and say Hi, I’m your grandson and I never met you but I miss you tons and want to know your side of the story when it comes to family trees and stories and things such as this.

Last year at the Dia de los Muertos celebration that we had at the store was the beginning of me figuring out how to get this rolling. Family alters are a great start to make this all come into fruition for you. You can get pictures of the family members and put them on a table in the house. If there are things that you have from the person put them on the table. If you have stones that you use that help with family trees or making dreams more real this may also help you with tapping into the family roots. The family tree is the key to knowing for so many of us. If there is a book that your family makes or another family member living that knows information about the person you are trying to get in touch with, this may help you as well.

I was given a gift for Valentines day this year of a family tree coin. It is a beautiful coin with two sides. One of the sides is for the fathers side and the other is for the mothers side. I carry the coin in my pocket and also sit it on the nightstand at night while I sleep to help get the family members I wan’t to get in touch with. It helps to have a notebook on hand, much like when trying to remember any other type of dreaming. Citrine and jasper are both great stones if the feelings you have are those of grief. The jasper will help you to put joy into the situation and the citrine will help if there is a negative feeling towards it or a break in the auric field due to the situation. Other pieces that work great for setting up the family alter are things like statuary of a family shield etc..

Doing things like a past life meditation will also help you to tap into the past and see how you started and where you came from. I am not sure if this kind of thing is as important to others as it is to me. However, if it is leave comments below and we can talk back and forth about it. We have nothing without memories and family. Have a great week everybody and thank you for reading the blog. -Ian

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Marching to the learning tree

So here we are on another snowy Ohio day and I have had thoughts running through my head all day for this weeks blog. The idea I have decided on is since it is the first day of March is “marching toward the learning tree”. I believe that the tree of life symbol is very important but that there are many trees of life. The learning tree is one that is very important. The thought of a tree and learning is symbolic. The many branches are different ways of learning and the leaves different books that you can read. The bark is the thought of things that you layer on.  This is an idea that I use in life and I am sure that you could all make it work for you as well.

We had a class with Carol on last Friday night and she taught things a little different than any class that I had ever taken. The other students really liked the teaching style and it was very awakening to them. They were getting things through mediumship that they had never gotten before.  It was very neat to see people who have struggled with other teachers have such success with a different one. The class was called fun and games with mediumship and she will be offering it again in the future. Keep and eye on the calendar for the date for that. Just thinking of it as fun and games may be a good way for some to have more enjoyment and looking at it for a way of learning.

This could have been the teacher or the teaching style. It is really neat to see how each of us learn differently from different styles and different ways of teaching. We each have to take our time and explore different things to find our way in the metaphysical world. Some of us are clairvoyant which means that we can see things, clairsentience is the ability to feel the present, past or future physical and emotional states of others. This is the sense of feeling. Psychics use it in aura sensing and psychometry.  Clairaudience is the sense of hearing, whether you get messages that you hear or anything like that.  Claircognizance is the idea that you just know. You strictly use intuition with no other sense of knowing why. You just think and there it is you have the message you are looking for. Clairgustance is smelling. You get smells when you ask for message from spirit. One new way to get these things to open up when doing mediumship we learned was to put your recieving hand close to the floor. This is supposed to help ground you better. From the experience that myself and the other classmates had this worked really good.

The many different ways of learning are so various and you should never give up if you feel like your ability is shut down. You can use different stones to open up your third eye. There are many meditations that you can come and do that will help you with this. We have a circle for development at the store every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month to help you to develop your psychic abilities. The biggest thing when you are working with this is to remember the simple line of “I CAN DO IT!”. Having faith in yourself is not always the easiest thing in the world to do but with a little work and being persistent you will get there. This may not be an easy march to the finish line but with some work you will get there. We hope to see you at circle tomorrow night. Have a great week and thanks for reading the blog this week. -Ian

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“We have such sights to show you”

I know, I know, I titled the blog after a quote from the 1987 movie “Hellraiser”, however this blog could not be farther from that. I am going to tell you all about some amazing sights that I saw over the weekend while taking an amazing class with Lovey Adamczyk. Have you ever been in a place and you get that feeling that you just know you are supposed to be there but you don’t know why? Well that is where I found myself this weekend. I was seated in the healing room at the store for Lovey’s Basic I.E.T. class for Saturday and Sunday.  I never realized how amazing some of the sights that I would see would be.

On day one we went through the rainbow of angels. Well, I guess that the rainbow would not be the proper way to put it, especially in my head because I know that some people see angels totally by color but not me, I saw way more than I ever had imagined I would see as Saturday went by. All of this really reinstated the fact of just how visual my brain could really be and how amazing the things you can see in a simple meditation can really be.

So we had gotten through a lot of the instruction part of the class and it was time for our first meditation. The first meditation would be with angel Ariel. When Lovey does a session on you she has you draw a card, Ariel has been my card about two thirds of the time so I was familiar with her and ready to go. As we closed our eyes there it was, the calmest, brightest white light I have ever seen in my life. A feeling of peace surrounded me and I felt almost as secure as I ever had. What a great start to the day of meeting my healing angels that I would use for the next 2 days of class.

The next angel that we would be working with was angel Raphael. This was exciting as I am a person that really struggles with a feeling of being alone. Raphael is supposed to be good at working us through situations such as this. Here we went and it was time to lock in to Raphael, out of nowhere I see this huge, beautiful bridge, golden gate style, there was definitely no give to this bridge. It had a green light on the front of it and I heard a message in my hear telling me “Cross it and don’t look back”. Cross I did and I will be definitely enjoying alone time more than I have in the past because of the feeling of security gained from this exercise.

The angel Faith was the next in line for us to work with on this day. Her message much like her name is to have faith and enjoy the freedom that it brings. As we go into meditation with Faith I see a box, it opens and out flies a dragonfly. All of the sudden I get the feeling of being in a forest with huge trees with green bolts of light flowing down on me. The messages “think outside the box” and “share what burdens you”. The messages are just flowing and the sights have been quite amazing to this point.  I am really loving this class and hoping that there is more to come as we get locked into these angels.

Next in line is Gabriel. I have heard many things about Gabriel in the past but never meditated to talk or work with this angel before. He is supposed to give direction and clear the sense of uncertainty and distrust, which are also some things that I struggle with. As I close my eyes, I immediately see a huge tree with its roots very firmly planted in the soil. Then I see a bright yellow sun with some really cool blue eyes. Gabriel then says close your eyes and see this and as I did this in my meditation all of the colors of the chakra wheel, one by one came to me. I am really feeling great after this.

We then met the angel Celestina, she is here to teach us and help us with creative expression and clearing the swallowing of self expression. This was good because I am really working on saying things with soft lips and watching saying things roughly or in a way that they may hurt other people.  As we go into meditation I see the most awesome mountains with huge birds soaring above them. There are bright purple shadows everywhere and in the clouds the word “SOAR” is there. What a cool message this was.

I am at this point telling myself that there is no way that this can keep up with the awesome sights I have been shown today but let’s see anyway as it’s now time to bring in the angel known as Cassiel. This angel teaches unconditional love and relieves us from heartache and feelings of betrayal. As the lights go out and my head draws Cassiel in I see what reminds me of a nun but could be an angel and she kisses me on the forehead. At this point red takes over the sights that I am seeing and A lightning bolt hits the tree from earlier, knocking a branch off of it and I get two more messages from the amazing tree. “It’s alright to be imperfect” and “Don’t look back are both carved into the tree that at this point seems to be my tree of life.

Wow, is really all I can think and then I look to the wall which has beautiful pictures of each angel we will work with and see that there are still 3 to go. Daniel is next up and Lovey really likes him because he is almost like a bodyguard when doing integrated energy therapy. He teaches forgiveness and helps clear self judgement as well as that coming from other people. It is now time to go back into meditation and I am on a huge ship  with the most beautiful, blue sails. This is the calmest water I have ever been around and felt. As I look up on the blue sails on the ship the words “Call on me and all will be smooth sailing”. are written in huge, bold writing. The ship is just gliding across the amazing, blue body of water. I was really given the feeling of being a pirate of positivity after working with Daniel.

Sarah was on deck and coming in next. Her healing gift was empowerment and is here to help clear us from feelings of powerlessness caused by ourselves or others. During this meditation I look up and am in the middle of a really long hallway. Much like time when in meditation, this hall goes very quickly as you go step by step. I have been in many meditations lastly not more than 3o minutes and feel like I have been in for hours. I look at the wall at the end of the hall and there is a banner hanging on the wall that stated: “The hardest of goals are easily achieved by stepping one foot at a time”. This reminded me to not rush to conclusions or let little things ruin my mood. Take one step at a time whether walking into positivity or away from negativity.

Last but definitely not least is the big bopper, the one that everybody knows and loves. We would be working with Michael. He is the protector and helps us clear fear. He is here to keep us on track to finding our mission in this short period of time called life. I got a little excited because good things usually come to me while working with Michael. Eyes closed, time to count down and get some Michael time. When I think of Michael, I always think of Michael Carpenter from the Dresden Files books by Jim Butcher. Michael is a knight of the cross and a huge man, he carries a giant sword, he stands for light. He is like a human version of the angel Michael. The Michael meditation begins with a flashback from my childhood at about age 3 or 4. I see myself hopping up and down on my red rocking horse, I am sitting on my fathers lap watching He-Man and Smurfs cartoons on a Saturday morning. I am my little self playing with my dads guitar and listening to the smooth sounds of the band Devo telling me to “Whip It”. All of the sudden I see the Archangel Michael standing before me with arms wide open with flames around him. The flames change from chakra color to chakra color. Perfect vibrations are going around the flames and all is well in the world with my visions of childhood and the best times of my life. Sometimes all you need to do is put yourself in that happy place in order to feel that sense of protection that can not be found anywhere else. Amazing! That is the only way to describe this.

This day of learning got me going like no other day of learning in quite a long time. I highly recommend working with Lovey. I can not guarantee that the results that I have felt, the experiences that I have described will happen for you. My hope for you is that what I have just told you about is only the tip of the iceberg for you. I am a visual person and the sights I have seen were amazing. If you want to talk more about my weekend or have questions about this class leave a comment below. You can sign up and learn more about Lovey by checking out http://loveysangels.com.

Once again thank you so much for spending a few minutes of your time checking out the blog! -Ian

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Getting tuned in

Hello everyone, I hope everyone had a wonderful summer solstice over the weekend.  We had a really busy weekend at the store full of classes and cool new things to learn. Be sure to check out the calender to see all of the upcoming events that we have coming up.  

This week my subject of the blog is a way of healing that I had never experienced until last Friday night. I was a tuning fork healing. Hank Setala taught a really good class on healing through sound. Some of the things we learned were really interesting and cool. We watched videos showing us the power of sound and what it can do and it was amazing! 

As the class neared an end I was called to the front of the class to sit for an example. I have done many other healings including IET and reiki. I am a huge fan of both of them and they both made me feel so much better. I will tell you though if you ever want to do a healing where you feel like you are packed full of energy this is the one.  

The healing went through all the chakras. I have seen many people get this healing and most of them keep there eyes open during the process. I wanted to really see what I could see as being clairvoyant I always try to add to any experience I have in the metaphysical world by adding my sight to it. The tuning forks all have different colors to them for the different chakras. I kept my eyes closed and didn’t know which fork that Hank was using. I had one bright color that was so vibrant I felt like I was sitting in the sun and this was the color orange.  It is the color for my sacral chakra, this is pretty cool because at the end of the healing Hank told me that the sacral was my most balanced chakra and if you have read any of the older blogs this is pretty awesome personally because of the body of work I am in the middle of. At the end Hank does all of the tuning forks at once to heal and I could see many spaceship, flying saucer type deals flying over my head. They were bright white and just flying over head in a bright, beautiful blue sky.  I guess my works with the things that as a child scared me to death are not over. I have planned on continuing to study e.t.’s and space.  It was kind of neat that I got all of this from a session with tuning forks.  

I just wanted to share what I felt during the picture on facebook and highly recommend that you try this out. I felt like I was floating when we got home that night. I only got four hours of sleep that night and had to get up and go to work at 4 a.m. the next morning and still felt just as full of energy. Hank is at the store on Thursdays, call the store to schedule a session with him. It is an amazing experience and will really help you to figure out which chakras are rocking for you and which chakras need some work. As always thank you so much for taking the time to read the blog and if you have experiences of getting a tuning fork session or want to talk about anything else feel free to use the box below. Our monthly psychic faire is this Sunday from 1 to 5 we hope to see you there! Have a great week.-Ian 

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More about Totem Animals

Hey guys. This week we are going to have another talk about totems. 

This time I am going to go over a few new totem meanings that we didn’t go over in the first blog. I also figured we could have some discussion about different ways of finding a totem animals.  A lot of people when looking for a totem animal don’t think about the fact that seeing something like a normal animal for an area (for example  a squirrel in the woods of Ohio) does not necessarily make it your totem animal however it may. There are lots of different ways to realize your true totem animal. One great way is through meditation. During your meditation look around, look for animals and see if there is a distinct animal that shows up time after time.  Dreams are another way of finding your totem. Make sure that you have a dream journal and write down the animals and if you are having trouble remembering the dreams there are herbs like mugwort that are great at helping remember them and finding a totem animal in the dreams.  Just walking in the woods is another great way to find a totem animal but just don’t forget that sometimes there are certain animals in there habitat and you are going to see them regardless,  try finding an animal that you have been able to put together with the dreams and meditation or even in a time of need.  If you are having a tough time in life sometimes the animal may show up over and over and seems to always help you out in this time.  A great example that I hear a lot in our area is the hawk.  

I get questions all the time about totem animals and some really good books for finding and understanding the totem animal world are Animal Speak and Animal Wise by Ted Andrews. He is a wonderful and educated author when it comes to this subject.  Another great way to get in touch and use your intuition to find a  animal totem are oracle cards. The deck that is the most popular and the one that we recommend at the store is The Power Animal Oracle Deck by Steven D. Farmer, Ph D. Another book that I have checked out is Totems: The transformative power of your personal animal totem by Brad Steiger. This is a really neat and informative book. If you didn’t want to purchase a book, you can always check one out of your local library.   

Just to go over a few of the totems that people have asked me about lately.

The spider is listed in the insect group of totems. It is known for female energy, cunning, rebirth, death, creation, protection, and faith.  The main thing the spider says to you is to weave your own life. Do things your way and be confident in your beliefs and ways of doing things.  

The ladybug is also in the insect group of totems.  It is a bug that you always see a lot when the season changes and it gets cold outside and the migrate in the house.  It is an Irish symbol of protection.  Perhaps best known as an sign of luck.  When a Ladybug lands on you, it is said your wish will come true.

The fox is an animal that you sometimes see but not a lot so I think of it as a great example of a totem animal around the Ohio area.  Some of the meanings associated with the fox are physical or mental responsiveness, increased awareness, cunning; seeing through deception; call to be discerning, ability to find your way around, to be swift in tricky situations, and affinity with nocturnal activities and dream work.

These are just a few of the ones that I have been thinking about lately or have heard people around me asking about.  If you have any totem animals that you want to talk about feel free to leave comments and we can banter back and forth and have some more discussions about animal totems.  Another really important thing that I wanted to say is this just like any other kind of journey work is a self intuition experience. You have to really look into yourself and realize why a certain totem may come to you and if you have a feeling that the totem has a different meaning than one that you have been taught or have read it is probably true as well. Use your intuition and what you feel to find your totem and the true meaning and what it has in store for your life. I hope you all have a great day and thank you so much for reading this blog!!! -Ian 

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Reiki Blog

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Last week at the store we held the final session of the class that Sue teaches about practical Reiki.  After the class was over we had a talk with all the students in the  class and we talked about putting together an interactive blog about our Reiki experiences, how Reiki makes us all feel, different ways that we do Reiki. It seemed like a great idea so hopefully we can get some interaction into the blog this week and make this work.  

First off I am assuming there are probably some people who are not really sure what Reiki is so let me explain it real quick for you all.  

Reiki was developed in 1922 by Japanese Buddhist Mikao Usui, which has since been adapted by various teachers of many different traditions. It uses a technique commonly called palm healing or hands on healing as a form of alternative medicine and is sometimes classified as oriental medicine by some professional medical bodies.  Through the use of this technique, practitioners believe that they are transferring universal energy through the palms, which they believe allows for self-healing and a state of equilibrium.  

There are two main branches of Reiki, commonly referred to as Traditional Japanese Reiki and Western Reiki. Though differences can be wide and varied between both branches and traditions, the primary difference is that Westernised forms use systematised hand-placements rather than relying on an intuitive sense of hand-positions, which is commonly used by Japanese Reiki branches. Both branches commonly have a three-tiered hierarchy of degrees, usually referred to as the First, Second, and Master/Teacher level, all of which are associated with different skills and techniques.  We learned practical Reiki in the class we took.  

Some things that I have noticed when doing this form of Reiki is that my hands get very hot and that the healing energy seems to be very evident by the temperature of my body. I was given quite an honor during the last class by being able to attune some of the students in the class.  I could feel the healing energy flowing from my hands in this class.  I also had the honor of being the guinea pig in the second attunement of the students in the class.  I laid on a massage table and the students practiced Reiki on me. I have some issues with a few of my chakras and the students did a great job of finding those issues. This is a great way to fix and balance the chakras for meditation. I have also already began using distance healing for a few of my friends and have used Reiki on different things such as my car.  I highly recommend if you have an interest in learning Reiki and taking a really good class taught by a teacher that is very down to earth and will teach you in a way that everyone can learn in to take the class Practical Reiki taught by Sue Ball.  Sue will be returning to teach this class at Goddess Elite again in September. Be sure to check the website under our upcoming events for dates and prices. 

If you have already become a Reiki master we would love to share stories of your success with Reiki or some special techniques or great stories you may have about Reiki.  Let the interaction begin and once again thanks so much for reading the blog. -Ian 

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Runes

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Hi everyone, so it seems that every time that we do rune readings in the store there are many questions about what are runes, what do they do, how old are they, what kind of reading is this exactly? I’m gonna help everyone get up to speed just a little bit on how the runes work and where they came from today.

The runes are not a form of fortune telling. When using runes they are very much used for giving your inner self the knowledge of what path you need to take and how to get there on something that you are dealing with right now in your life. The word rune actually means secret or whisper. This has a lot of meaning as far as a rune reading because many times when being given the reading the answers to questions that you have inside will almost be whispered to you as the reading is taking place.

The Old Germanic Runic alphabet or “Elder Futhark” contains 24 runes. The first six runes of the alphabet spell out the word “FUTHARK”. As the runes spread northwards into Scandinavia, some rune symbols were dropped and the alphabet was reduced to only 16 runes. Between 400 and 600 AD, three Germanic tribes, the Angles, the Saxons and the Jutes, invaded Britain. They brought the runes with them. The forms of several of the runes changed, notably the runes for A/O, C/K, H, J, S, and Ng. Also, changes in the language led to nine runes being added to the alphabet to compensate for the extra sounds, and several runes were given different corresponding letters. This alphabet, expanded to 33 symbols, has become known as the Anglo-Saxon Futhorc. The rune names themselves have been passed down relatively intact. Although no manuscript exists listing the names of the older, Germanic runes, the Anglo-Saxon and Scandinavian rune poems agree to such an extent that their common origin can be deduced.

There are many countries that have used runic alphabets in one form or another. Some of these include Roman, Arabic, Scandanavian, Celtic, Ethrustcic, Latin, and many more.  This is one of the oldest forms of  divination.  The runes are older than the new testament. They have not been a main form of communication in over 400 years however when they were last used in Iceland.

Odin is the main divinity of the patheon of norse gods. His name comes from the Old Norse for “wind and spirit” .  His passion was his transformation and sacrifice of himself and this brought the runes to mankind.  According to legend Odin hung un Yggdrasil, the tree of the world for nine nights, wounded by his own blade, he went without food and water, he was alone until before he  fell he saw the runes and in one effort he grabbed them.  There was a fire and this was the light in which we see nature now.

THE MOTTO FOR THE RUNES IS KNOW THYSELF.  The runes will help you see your inner self and give you incite on choices you need to make.  When picking out a set of runes make sure that you feel that call when you see them or work with them.  You will also need a cloth to lay them out on and a pouch made of something soft to put them in.  I use hematite as they also keep me grounded while I am doing a reading. Mine were bought for me as a gift but they definitely call to me and I am happy that I was given this set.  I also recommend making your own set of runes as what better way to make a divination tool that teaches such a motto is by making them yourself!!

Some books that I  recommend are The Book of Runes by Ralph H. Bloom. This is actually the book that the stores Rune reader Rian Dean is seen carrying any time that he does readings.  This is a great little book that tells you just about anything that you ever wanted to know about the runes. It tells you all the meanings, some great poems, the entire story of Odin. Really good little book! Another recommendation to help you with the learning of the runes is The Runic Workbook by Tony Willis. This book I highly recommend if you like to learn things in a classroom type setting.  It teaches you some cool layouts for your runes and also hits on all the stories and gives you a great understanding of the runes.

Thanks once again for checking out the blog.   If you are interested in a rune reading give Melissa a call at the store. Rian does rune readings every Wednesday and Thursday from 3 to 7. He also does them at our monthly Psychic Faire on the last Sunday of every month,

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Feng Shui Tips

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We get a lot of customers in the store asking about Feng Shui. Therefore to help you all out here are  some tips and ways to make Feng Shui work in your life for you.

Feng Shui is an art of using placement of objects and balance of your environment to create balance in your life and surroundings and has been used, especially in the Asian culture for well over 3000 years.  In this system one of the main tools in called the Ba-Gua or Octagon.  It is a powerful system that originated in the i-ching, one of the worlds oldest ways of reading energy patterns.  There are nine sections of the Ba-Gua (eight sides and the center).  The sections are as follows:

Helpful People:  This is in the front right corner of your house or business and the color for this section is grey.  These involve people that help you such as friends, benefactors, and people that choose to help you simply because they can or just want to. You can generate more helpers with a windsock.  A colorful windsock or flag will add to the color and motion of this corner of your house and life.  Visualize people coming to help your cause as you hang the bright colored flag or sock in this area.  Also, hanging a wind chime in this are will put the message out there for you and bring in the helpful people for you.

 

Career:  This affects your job, workplace, connections through the outside world professionally.  This area is the front center and its color is black.  Place a mirror in your business in this section to draw in money.  By placing healthy green plants in the entrance of your business this will encourage peace and harmony among your employees and all members of the organization.  Hang a crystal ball with a red ribbon in the center to strengthen all parts of the business and boost the health of employees.  Keep doorways free or clutter and debris to stop bad energy from accumulating there and finding its way into your place of work.

Knowledge:  This area is the front left corner and represented by the color blue.  This are is for increasing intelligence and intuition, self esteem, peace, and tranquility.  A bright light in this area of your bedroom will have a great effect of enhancement or intellect and awareness.  As you use this envision bright, useful ideas coming to you.  A wind chime or brass bell in this area can be used as a wake up call for your brain and awaken senses you didn’t even know you had.  Hanging a bamboo flute in this area. Visualize that the flute helps your mind become strengthened and balanced.

 

Children:  The children area is the middle right side and represented by white.  Improve your children’s feng shui by the placement of the bed they sleep in.  By placing the bed in the family gua of the room it will help immensely.  The worst place that you can put a child’s bed for feng shui is right in front of the path of the doorway as this can make your child feel under attack and unsafe. Be sure to visualize your kids becoming stronger every night when you place their bed for them.  If you can not place the bed in this spot, putting a bright light in this area can be a huge help.  Envision the light brightening your child’s future. It will also help them in communication and creativity. The light does not have to be on all the time for this to work.

 

Wealth:  The wealth area is in the back left corner of a room or area and the color for this area is purple.  Wealth is a very important part of most peoples lives, whether it is money, love, or knowledge.  It is a section of feng shui that helps people get to the level they want to be and achieve goals in life.  Water is a big universal symbol of wealth and prosperity.  There are two types of water associated with feng shui, moving and still.  Moving water is used to mean flowing money as well as flowing friendships with others that can help you along the way.  This can be like a fountain, a flowing river, or a aquarium with a filter.  The still water are things like ponds, lakes, or pools.  If the water is clear then it symbolizes clear state of mind.  The moving bodies are more wealth stimulators but at the same time if you have a clear pool it can help with calming and have a clear path to the wealth you seek.  Placing a fountain in the money area is a great wealth stimulator.  If you place a fountain outside make sure that the flow of water is always towards the house and never away.

Reputation  and Fame: Fame is represented by the color red and the back center is where is it placed.  Placing a powered item in this section can generate power for you in this area.  Envision the item that is powered is generating positive energy towards your fame.  A sound generator such as a radio, a gong, or a wind chime will work great for you.

Marriage:  The marriage area is in the back right corner and the color for this is pink.    Choose a bedroom behind the mid line of the house.  The further away from the front door that your bedroom is the more calm and peaceful your marriage will be. If you have a bedroom that is near a loud, noisy, or downright annoying neighbor place a mirror on the outside of your bedroom facing the noisy spot and envision all the loudness or annoyance reflecting back where it came from.  The position of your bed should make it able to see as much of your bedroom as possible.  The more of the room you can see, the more ease, expansion, and control you will feel.  Putting pink sheets, blankets, and pillowcases will add love to your marriage as well.

Health:  Health area is in the center and the color for health is yellow. Weight loss can be promoted by wearing a white shirt. The white shirt makes you look larger which may curb your eating.  Enhancing the vitality of your environment can be done simply by making sure that the area that you live in stays clean.  Visualize radiant and glowing health to achieve good health in your life.  Having chimes will also help with your vitality. Green plants and the symbolization of a living thing are great symbols of feng shui.  

Family:  Family area is placed on the middle left side and the colors for family are green/blue.  Family energy can be made in this section by placing a moving mobile.  Hang the mobile on a red ribbon of approximately 9 inches.  Visualize the chi flowing through the family unit as you are hanging the mobile in this area of the home.  Anything with the color green is great for creating harmony and peace, as well as a feeling of growth as a family.  Sound energy is also highly recommended when setting up the feng shui system for the family.  Whether wind chimes or a gong or bell. This is another great way to make this work.  

I hope you have enjoyed learning more about Feng Shui with me today. Feel free to leave comments or questions below. Once again thanks so much for checking out this blog!!! -Ian