Being Tuned In to a Little Practical Magic and Being Psychic and Reading Energy

Yeah, I know that was the name of a movie (Practical Magic) but lately I’ve been thinking how using intuition—okay “psychic ability” isn’t praised, acknowledged or used. Or maybe it is and people just don’t talk about it much—but let’s do. Now. First, however, fair warning; I have a horrible cough that’s clearing—burdens I’m releasing—and so my writing today may be more foggy-headed than normal. I opened the door last night and it validated what I felt on an energy level and that was…. what? Well, have it your way then, “what my psychic POWER” was telling me. It’s not a big deal really, nothing life-or-death or even significant; it’s only a small example. I could have been important and under other conditions may have been. I was getting a “read” on something that had changed in the energy around me—what professional psychics would call a very strong “hit”.

I’m only writing about it because we all get these reads and hits all the time, but most folks are just simply not tuned into them on a conscious level. Yet, my notion, my theory is that we are still getting the signals and most of the time we act on those signals and we could call that guidance and if you want to give it a name such as “spirit guide”, whatever. The point is that some folks simply can tune into it, read it and act on it more consciously—and this doesn’t make them better than the average man on the street or any more “gifted”. And while I’m at it, when I hear that word (gifted) used in same vicinity as psychic or power or intuition, it makes my skin crawl a bit. Maybe it is because it is such an un-truth to me. I hung for this or was burned for it or had my head removed—maybe all three for this idea that someone is ‘gifted’ in such a way that makes them different and therefore mostly evil. You get the idea. Besides, the greater point is that it simply isn’t true.

People will say to me that I have a gift and I don’t want to offend anyone but it simply isn’t any more of a quality that they don’t have—they perhaps are not being called to be as aware or conscious of it; that’s all. A car mechanic can be gifted too and that is because he enjoys his work and is thus interested in it and keeps it on his mind a good deal and then practices as often as possible. Maybe even studied a bit like most psychics have studied or read or learned from teachers as part of their professional development. We’re all called to different areas of life professions based on our natural interests and okay perhaps we’ve worked in these areas in past lives and developed skills which can be mistaken as natural gifts—who really knows for sure. I took a few classes from psychic teachers and Mr. Goodwrench read a few auto manuals and learned about cars since the age of 8 from his uncle. Mr. Goodwrench the car mechanic is gifted too; but nobody burned him at the stake for it. Sorry, lost my point, so let’s get back to it.

A thousand times a day energy around us is changing and shifting. This is true on so many levels—the moon is moving into a new territory in the heavens (from Gemini to Cancer), the husband/wife or parent or child has a shift of energy and they’re sending out signals, the atmosphere is changing—a weather front approaches. And we adjust to these signals, even if we don’t read them, interpret them—we still adjust to them or they affect us.

I have to add that the less burdened we are with problems, difficulties or life-challenges that we’ve taken on by that inner argument that things shouldn’t be the way they obviously are, the more aware of these shifts we can be. Perhaps as we move into what they call the golden years, although for the life of me I’m not sure why they’re called golden, maybe then we have fewer distractions. Maybe as we have more and more years under our belt we’ve grown wise about taking up burdens that only weigh us down—some of us (me, for example) are still learning about that. It’s easier sometimes when we have a plateful of life already—meaning a plateful of responsibilities for others like our children and spouses. When our children are on their own and if we are blessed enough (as in my case) to live a more solitary life, then we can be really clearer about the energy around us—more sensitive to it.

We still react to it even if we have that plateful is my point but we just may not be able to put our finger on exactly how we do it. I wish I could have been more aware of all of this when I was a young wife and mother—heck, even before that! Yet, looking back, I realize I was guided and had a lot of help even if I wasn’t conscious of the energy signals.

I look at some of the younger generations who are coming in much more conscious and aware and wonder how they will use the energy signals that they pick up on more consciously. I have hope they will pick up on the signals from the earth and from the natural world of plants/trees, animals, minerals and so forth. I fantasize about young people feeling reverent and sacred about the earth and nature because they are reading and responding to the energy signals.

I must move along for the day is getting away from me and I’ve yet to mention last evening’s “practical magic”—just a small thing that happens a thousand times over a day, like knowing who is on the other end of the phone as it starts to ring. One becomes aware of having a knowing about so many things in life in these small ways and eventually one recognizes that they are just part of an energy information field too, participating with it and even effecting it. Before I go into a discussion of quantum physics, let me just get it out.

I knew it may rain, the weather man predicted such a thing. But many times their prediction is wrong or delayed. I was nearly asleep and in my room there was as good deal of purposeful white noise which I used to help me to sleep. Windows were closed and the white noise prevented any sound to give away as clue as to the weather. I suddenly said to myself, I feel that it has just started raining outside; it’s raining. I got up shortly afterward to get some water to drink and opened the door to look out and sure enough it was softly but steadily coming down—not a heavy rain, but not a drizzle either; sort of in between.

So what? I know, a small and rather silly example—I already said that. Just a little practical magic. That is a cute movie by-the-way.


Daily Divination 10-11-11 Using Intuition and Reading Energy to Know When It is TIME for Change! Making Decisions Using the Right Brain I-CHING Kua 33, Retreat

Today’s message starts with the fact that we’re dealing with a master number in the I-CHING Kua 33 and the first impression looking at the card image… what comes to my mind is “birds flying south for the winter”. It is fall, after all and many birds have already migrated—the question is how do they know when to migrate? How do we ourselves, in our own life, know when to migrate? Do we tune into the atmosphere around us and hear/see/feel the energy in such a way that we know when to make timely departures? Do we know when to retreat, let go, withdraw, retire, and walk away— any of those things? Or do we need to be pushed and shoved experiencing trauma in order to be encouraged to read the energy?

Of course, there are those who don’t realizes that there is energy to be read (felt) in the first place and being oblivious to that is a handicap. Until that happens we seem to have to be “hit over the head by the 2 by 4”; and this is a phrase I really don’t like and maybe that’s because I’ve felt that 2 x 4 before. Anyway…

Geese intuitively know when it is time to go. We could learn so much from the example of the deep intuitive sense that animals have… our own dogs and cats or other domestic animals can be awesome teachers and we could benefit from being more like them in certain respects.

Today’s message is to get in touch with the inner whispers of the inner knowing by being in harmony with the TAO; with all energy that surrounds us.

I was just thinking of a house guest who doesn’t know when it’s time to leave. I’ve had that happen so many times when I did readings for people in my home. So this is what the message is about today—being sensitive to the energy around you and knowing when it’s time to go or when it’s okay to remain where you are without having to experience that push or pull from life.

We, as intelligent (for the most part) humans, sometimes rely too much on our intellect and abandon the right brain for the left. There’s something to say about the good old-fashioned animal instincts, you know? One of my teachers said that when we cover up our natural odor with perfumes and deodorant, we lose the ability to know who our natural partners are. She said that if you want to know if someone is going to be compatible with you to go for a hike with that person so that in perspiration you can use the olfactory sense to know if that person’s odor is attractive or repulsive. That’s one way to know if you should retreat and depart; some person’s natural scent will attract and others will repel us. Animals do this all the time, but we humans have forgotten about it. Sometimes, forgetting the intellect and using our intuition and instincts in these ways are highly beneficial in avoiding that 2×4!

I love birds. They can’t over identify with any one home and are always flying off to new nests—there’s such freedom in that. Most birds have more than one nest because they know that any one of then can be destroyed at any moment. Well, that happened around here lately actually. The human “muggle” (term of endearment ~ LOL) who lives across the way cut down numerous trees any many birds lost homes—I feel consoled for them because of my knowledge that birds often have more than one nest and besides  it’s the time of year that many birds have already flown south.

So today we say that what you cling to or are attempting to cling to is contrary to life or to the TAO… energy must move on and holding fast to energy that must change because it is the very nature of life that energy changes, well, it brings suffering to hold to what is changing.

By the way, the master number (33) is associated with the TAO, “All That Is” or some may say that which is god.  And the I-CHING Kua 33 is called “Withdrawal, Retreat”.

Another message for today is about retreating from negativity–one only exhausts oneself today when attempting to deal with and subdue negativity.  It is better to yield ground and walk away; step back and avoid battles.  Introspection and patience are better weapons.

In order to read the energy one must quiet down, tune into the heart rather than the intellect, breathe deeply allowing one’s self to become sensitive and feel the energy. 

BOTTOM LINE: dispassionately evaluate the signs of change, sniff the wind in the air, what are you being shown about the energy around you? If it is time to go, spread your wings. If not, nestle in for a cozy winter season. We are approaching that season after all, we’re deeply into fall now… the days are growing shorter.

See you next time…