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
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
Love, Respect, Dream
So today is a day that we celebrate a man in the United States of America by the name of Martin Luther King Jr. He was an amazing man whose goal in life was for everyone to coexist, for the country to come together and work together and have peace. One of his quotes that really hits me is “If you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that keeps life moving, you lose the courage to be, that quality which helps you go on in spite of it all, and so today I will still have a dream.”
This quote really hits me because it is one that we really have to think about each day of our life. If you wake up in the morning and you say the heck with it, I am not even going to try. How much are you really going to accomplish in your life? The vitality that keeps us moving in the morning when we wake up is so important to bring brightness each day that we live. We have to refuse to give up, refuse to accept not being our best.
We all have beliefs that we hold dear and that others may not totally agree with. We have to make sure that we are not pushing them on other people. We shouldn’t have others pushing what they believe on us. However, it is not a terrible thing to show others what we do by being positive and spreading a loving feeling to everyone that steps in our path.
When I think of Martin Luther King, I think of a man who showed that he cared. He was a man that just had an aura of intelligence and showed that he knew what he was talking about and that he was honest. I think that it is a hell of a thing to look at a man like that and admire what he stood for. I am proud to teach my children what an amazing man that Mr. King was and that he is a man that they can admire.
He is the kind of man that I try to be everyday. I try incorporating what this man teaches when I am out in the world. If someone wants to speak with me I am more then welcoming in listening to the teachings of others. I love learning about other religions and cultures. I want to open my mind more and more every day that I live. I will continue to welcome any teachings that there are to learn. When I look back, men like Martin Luther King Jr. taught me this and I am proud about it. I grew up in the country and unfortunately there are lots of people that aren’t willing to take the time to respect this man and understand what he had to teach, to pass along the teachings to their children. Today is a day that we celebrate diversity, freedom, and loving one another. Thank you MLK Jr. for what you taught me as a child.
Have a great week and love and respect one another! -Ian
I know that we have written a lot about yoga and working out and all that jazz in the last month, I swear that there will be a new topic next week. I think that this one is not just more of the same but a lesson in teaching our children and showing them the way. Sunday morning as we are getting in our daily workout times. We were both doing P-90x yoga which is rough for me as I do a different kind known as YRG, which is a lot easier and laid back specifically for people that are very out of shape or trying to just get certain areas in tone.
As I go into down dog I hear hysterical laughing coming from the den area. There are my two hilarious sons chuckling like madmen because they found the various yoga poses funny. The next thing that I know Melissa is telling them to shut down whatever they are doing and report to the living room where we are doing our yoga. The boys walk in and immediately ask what do you need us here for. We answer by telling them to follow the directions on the screen and get moving. They did the yoga with us for the next 40 minutes and hung in pretty good. By the end my stepson was writhing in pain because of some of the stretches. This was a great lesson in learning for the ten year olds about hard work and how laughing about something without understanding it is not okay. Their respect level for yoga and working out rose about a hundred times on that day.
I guess what I got out of this is something that will be a lesson moving forward and really has nothing to do with yoga or working out in general. If you want your children and the next generation to learn things the right way. I feel like a full time father sometimes because of the amount of young people that work in my every day job as a general manager of a restaurant. This generation isn’t willing to do anything for someone that isn’t willing to put in the same amount of effort that they are being asked to put in. By bringing in the boys and showing them that this is hard work but it is totally worth it seemed to have a huge reward. If we continue to show the right way and take the extra time each day to teach someone something that they didn’t know yesterday the world will be a much smarter, brighter, and easier place to live. Thanks for reading the blog and feel free as always to communicate in the box below. Have a great week and remember to share your knowledge!!
It was great seeing everyone over the really busy weekend that we just got done with at the store. As we were sitting in our third class at the store in three days an idea for the blog this week really popped into my head. The idea was how amazing it is that we are all given gifts and that they are all so amazing when it comes to helping others.
Another thing that had come to mind was what if your intuition doesn’t give you a way or a calling out loud and you have to find your gift or divination tool all on your own because it doesn’t just come natural to you like it does for some people. Friday night we held a runes class with Rian, he talked in depth on different spreads of the runes and his personal story of how for the last nineteen years he has always kind of fought with the idea of doing what spirit had told him to. Saturday we had Michelle Belanger, an author who is also known for being on the television show Paranormal State. She gave one of the coolest talks about the art of dream walking. This talk surely taught everything you would ever want to know about the dream realm and dreaming in general. Sunday morning had arrived and as I drove to pick up my son, as we were holding one of the first ever kids classes in the store with J:D, my mind began to wander and I had all these thoughts of what we would be learning and who would be getting new gifts today from taking the class with our friend J:D.
It was now time for the class and J:D began teaching our sons the art of spirit drawing and in usual ten year old fashion my son made joke after joke and wanted more to play then be serious about the class. My stepson was in awe of the teachings and you could really tell that this was maybe something that is a gift for him and he may use in the future to help himself or others. The thought that one got it and one didn’t never came to mind though because you never know when something that you learn or have in the huge memory banks that we call the human mind will awaken and go to work for us. Later on that day it had become time to take the adult version of the class. We had already taken this class before but I never pass up the chance to take a class, even if taken before, because you never know when you might have missed something or what new lessons you may have learned. Much like the runes class on Friday, where as much as I love the runes, I lack confidence in my abilities to use them. I had actually ended up helping Rian teach some of the lessons to the new students in the class. This was a bit of a confidence builder for a person that usually struggles to find that confidence in my every day life. Back to the spirit drawing class. I will say that this is one divination tool that I really enjoy and even though I don’t give myself credit others have told me that they like the drawings I do. My wife had missed this class the first time that it happened in the store due to having to pick up one of our sons from airport. As she sat next to me and did her drawings sure enough down the sides of them were almost automatic writing type shapes. She has always had an interest in this tool but almost seems to struggle with the idea of getting it to work. As a matter of fact this may be the only thing I have ever seen her struggle with as she is one of the strongest people and owner of one of the strongest wills to fight for something that she believes in that you will ever meet. I have watched her study the drawings the last two days and I really feel they are going to awaken her gifts.
I guess what I am trying to get at is you never know where or when you are going to be treated with gifts but we must keep our eyes open. A quote that I really enjoy saying is “Don’t blink your eyes, you never know what you can miss in the blink of an eye.” As my children grow and grow each day I have really started to realize and my wife and I had a long talk on Sunday night about where I am in my life and my path and how many days I am a hypocrite to what I try walking. I am really going to start each day out opening my eyes a little wider and realizing just being here is gift enough, having a beautiful wife and my sons puts it on a whole other level. The fact that we are all given gifts and tools to use to help others makes me really realize that I need to keep myself in check each day and make sure I don’t wake up feeling sorry for myself as others are hard up and I could be helping them. I am really sorry if I seem to ramble this week but I really felt this blog needed to be written and I am thankful if even one person reads it. Once again thank you for checking out the blog and feel free to comment below. -Ian
Welcome to another blog. This weeks discussion is one that we have in our house a lot. Living the new age or metaphysical lifestyle is really neat and positive way of living. How do you teach your kids to live this life and show them that the negative perspective of some people when it comes to this isn’t the way it is.
The most recent event in our house involved Melissa doing reiki on our son Runes head. He got giggly and said that it made him smile. The feeling of that still stuck with him for the next couple of days. He always has an interest in things like this. We aren’t sure whether either of our children are indigo or crystal children but we show them what we know and always try keeping it serious. Sometimes I wish that as a child I understood what things like meditation or chi could do for me. Growing up as an angry teen and having a lack of confidence as a child was a rough way to come up. We have tried very hard in our household to instill confidence in our children while keeping things fun as well as serious.
It is quite a task keeping 10 year old boys focused or teaching them things where they have to stay locked on without it being a video game. I tried teaching the boys how to do runes at the beginning of the year. I made each of them thier own set of runes and also gave them a book to use. You really have to do a good job of making it something that they want to do. Making the things that you show young people something that they want to do and not something that you are pushing on them is a great way to get them interested.
Obviously another really good tip that you can’t overlook is to keep it simple when teaching them. You aren’t going to show a little kid some elaborate thing and expect them to care or want to do it. The big thing is to give them choices, keep it positive, and teach them to protect themselves always. My son had quite an interest in ghosts and spirits and he may or may not be able to see them. He thought it was funny to cry wolf though for awhile and had to be taught that this isn’t o k. It has to be kept serious or it doesn’t work so well.
Mudras are another great thing to teach young people. Many times when you are young you stress over little things or let something that might not be a big deal become something huge as a child. Using the mudras is a great calming tool that we have taught the boys to refocus or calm down when they get nervous in school.
We would love to see some interaction in this blog. If there are things that you are doing with your children that are helping to raise them positive or to be a white light in this dark world feel free to share them in the comments below.
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