Tuesday, August 26, 2014

3 Ways to Develop Your Clairaudience for Spiritual Guidance

As a natural clairvoyant (that just means I'm good at visualizing pictures, by the way), I found it really challenging to develop my clairaudience. I love to see things in my 3rd eye with my physical eyes closed. But hearing things? That's another story.

Receiving clairaudient messages means you just get messages. They come through as thoughts that you have to then distinguish from your own. Or, then can come through as actual voices that are not in your head.

I don't know about you, but the idea of hearing voices from beings or people I can't see scares the bejezus out of me. I bet you anything that's why I was slow to get on the clairaudience boat. I don't want to be one of those people hearing things. That's uncomfortably close to being cuckoo-nutty.

Some people are cool with that, though. The dearly departed Sylvia Browne worked with her spirit guide Francine to deliver messages to people. It was so easy for Sylvia, because Francine kind of just whispered in her ear, and Sylvia just repeated what Francine said. Neat, huh?

However you wish to receive clairaudient guidance, the first thing to know is this: You have to set the intent that you're going to be working with the highest level of guidance out there. Spiritual avatars like the Christ consciousness, Buddha, Quan Yinh, Archangels, Angels, ascended masters, saints, etc. Under no means possible will you work with lower-level energies. Once you intend that you're only going to hook up with enlightened beings, you'll be fine. Only those energies will come through.

That said, here are 3 easy ways to start working on your clairaudience:

1. Listen, and listen well, to the voices in your mind. 

Ask for guidance, and then pay attention to the thoughts that float through your head. Notice if they come from a certain direction (my clairaudient guidance comes through as a thought that originates in the right side of my head). Notice what those thoughts sound like. Write them down. See if they sound like you. If it's guidance, and not your mental chatter, it will sound initially like a wiser, gentler, smarter version of yourself. Kind of like your higher self. Over time, you'll come to recognize it as spiritual guidance, and be able to determine if it's a guide, or a spiritual master, or other form of guidance.

2. Meditate.

I know I always talk about how important it is to meditate, but it quiets your mind down so that you can HEAR guidance. So it's really important, especially if you want to develop your clairaudience.

3. Ask for guidance, and then listen for signs.

You might hear a bird chirping, or a car horn honking. Or perhaps you'll turn on the tv or radio and hear something meaningful. Spiritual guidance comes through in many ways, and one of the most fun ways to interpret it and gather meaning is through paying attention to the signs that come through. You might know instantly what that sign means, or the sign might just provide reassurance that spiritual guidance is available to you at all times, and that you are loved and cared about by higher power/god/your guides/the universe at large.

For more info on receiving guidance, check out my new MP3 audio course, Meet and Work with Spirit Guides.

Have you experienced clairaudience before? How does it work for you?

New! Freshly Recorded MP3s for Instant Download!

I re-recorded four popular workshops and two meditations recently, and they're now available for immediate download through the newly minted STORE section of the website.

The classes I have up now are:

Meet Your Spirit Guides

Magnetize Your Soul Mate

Release Your Blocks and Create the Life of Your Dreams

Psychic Protection for Empaths and Sensitive People

Over the next few weeks, I'll work on recording a Past Lives workshop, as well as a class on Intuitive Development.
If there are any topics you'd like me to cover, let me know!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Can you trust that things might work out in ways you can't even imagine?

Sometimes people ask me when they're going to get a new job or a new boyfriend, and I cringe a little inside, because a) timing is not the easiest thing to predict, since there are a lot of factors involved, and b) a lot of people are downright pissed when it looks like they're not going to meet a great romantic partner or land their dream job for another couple of years.

I get readings for myself on a regular basis, so I know the feeling. One of my favorite readers told me at the beginning of the year that my new website might not be up and running as soon as I'd hoped. She'd said it might be done by May, and I was super disappointed at that estimate. Well, now it's August, and it's still not up for various reasons (including my own resistance), so she was right.

When you can't see your future, it's hard to connect with something someone might tune into. You can't see it, and you can't fathom it, so it just doesn't make sense to your logical mind. But the world works in mysterious ways that can surprise you.

In fact, when you turn things over to the universe and just trust that it'll all work out in ways you might not even imagine, you can be pleasantly surprised.

Here's a very silly example:

I stopped in at the H&M in Century City a few months ago and was excited to find a plain, basic long sleeved orange t-shirt. All they had in stock was a medium, though, and it was too big. I liked the shirt so much that I went to another mall, the Beverly Center, to see if they had it. They didn't. I also checked online - none in stock.

Now, if I had had a reading and the person had told me I'd be getting not one, but two, of those t-shirts in the near future, I'd have found that hard to believe. See, there are no other H&Ms nearby, and plus, I made a new rule to curtail my shopping habit: I am only allowed to shop 4 times per year: spring, summer, fall, and winter. (I realized it's better for my spirit to be out hiking, playing outside at the park with my husband and son, or just hanging out with friends and family than shopping).

But get this. A friend and I went up to Santa Barbara for a spiritual retreat, and on the way, she suggested we stop at a Whole Foods off the freeway in Oxnard. It just so happened that that Whole Foods was in a shopping center with an H&M, and we just so happened to stop in. I didn't need any clothes per se, but I browsed, and lo and behold, found not one, but two of those long-sleeved orange t-shirts in a size small on sale for like $7 each. I'd never have expected that. As a side note, I asked the universe for special treats and delightful surprises on that trip, and this was one of them.

I know that is the silliest example, but it's the most recent one I can think of. Things like this happen ALL THE TIME, from the smallest scale to the largest scale. You can think of them as little miracles, or you can think of it as the fact that you can influence things, but you can't control them, and sometimes wonderful events and circumstances that you'd never even imagine can happen for you.

What do you think?

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

5 Ways to Raise Your Vibration in 5 Minutes

There are many different vibrations we can resonate with at any given time. The world is so full of fear, stress, and anxiety that many of us run these vibrations through our body constantly, sometimes not even fully aware that we are doing so. It takes effort to shift our vibrations and raise them to an octave that resonates more fully with who our spirits are and what we want to match up with and manifest in our lives. But that effort doesn't need to be difficult. It can be blissfully easy and actually ridiculously simple to do. You just have to use your intent.

The next time you feel like your vibes are off, try one of these 5 ways to raise them:

1. Get out of the situation or room you're in.

If things are getting too heavy, give yourself a break. You don't HAVE to be stuck there. Get out. Go to the bathroom. Walk around the block. Run around the block. Or just get in your car and drive away altogether. If you can sing or hum or listen to music as you're doing this, all the better - it will raise your vibes. Notice what's around you and really pay attention to what you see. Move your body, get out of your head, and your vibes will instantly get higher.

2. Pet your cat or dog or bunny or pet gerbil.

In an audio I have from Abraham and Ester and Jerry Hicks, (I LOVE THEM!) Jerry says something like "I don't want to feel bad. In fact, I'm going to sit here and pet my cat until I feel a little better." Animals have great vibes, and cats in particular have a sort of chi that naturally helps soothe humans who like cat energy. Of course, whatever pet you have will love you and love to help you raise your vibes. Think about how much you love your animal friend and as you pet him or her, flowing pink and golden energy out through your hands. The animal will feel it and get a little healing, too. Allow that shared healing vibration to soothe your soul and raise your vibes.

3. Get your humor on board.

Joy and true laughter raises vibes in an INSTANT! Get a friend to tell you a funny story, or go find your favorite funny video on youtube. When I first started doing readings in a healing center, I became friends with a co-worker who had my exact same sense of humor. I think he is hysterically funny. We laughed our days away, playing tricks on each other in between sessions, listening to music, telling funny jokes, and just having the best time. My energy was so good, despite the pain of all the people I was doing sessions for. The world takes everything so seriously. Laughter just breaks up darkness and brings in good, happy, high vibrations. Try to see the humor in everything, including your own personal drama. Try and make fun of yourself and make light of issues that are weighing you down. Easier said than done, but the more you try, the better you'll get at it.

4. Do something deliciously lavish for yourself.

This may mean taking a serious bubble bath, eating a bowl of popcorn on a Tuesday at 2pm, or opening a really nice bottle of wine for no reason other than you want to raise your vibes. Buy something pretty or cool for yourself. Enjoy the nice things you can do because you're a grownup. Your vibes will respond accordingly.

5. Do something good for someone else. 

Smile at a stranger, hold the door for someone, or wait til a mother and her baby fully cross the street instead of cutting through the crosswalk in front of them in your car. If you're in a situation where someone needs help, help them. Make a connection. If you feel like that's not possible, at least think about what you can donate to others, or how you can help contribute to a greater cause on some level. Put a dollar in the tip jar, or in the donation box.

I love all of these things, but the best and very fastest thing that works for me is getting my humor on board. In fact, recently, when about to do some intense readings and healings, I've been saying a prayer and asking for higher guidance to help us lighten the tone and see the situation with more joy and humor. It is such a wonderful, high vibration, and laughter and joy really do break up darkness.

What helps you raise your vibes? Share in the comments below!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

My Take on Tarot Cards

Around the time I began working on developing my clairvoyance, I discovered the tarot. I'd never quite understood how all that worked, but I read Sonia Choquette's classic book "The Psychic Pathway" and she talked about using the cards as a child, and how they helped her develop her psychic skills and do readings for others. I loved Sonia's teaching style so much, and resonated with her, so I knew that the tarot would be something I could really get into.

Around that time, my husband I and took a trip to France. I love to shop, but the only thing I REALLY super wanted from that trip was a pack of French tarot cards. I looked for them in Paris but to no avail. One day, while in the Loire Valley, we just so happened to go into this little village, and then just so happened to wander into a little shop, where I just so happened to find the perfect deck of Albano-Waite French tarot cards. They are really magical, and to this day, though I have other decks of cards, they're my go-to source; in fact, sometimes, it's like they sing to me!

Once we were back home, I picked up some books and started to read and learn about the significance of the cards, how to do layouts, and how to interpret what the cards mean. The pictures on my cards were so beautiful that they captured my fancy, and the ancient symbolism triggered something in my subconscious. It was as if I already knew what the cards meant.

The tarot is all about divination through ancient mysteries and archetypal images, and if you've been a spiritual seeker or mystic of certain schools or philosophies in other lifetimes, chances are, it will resonate with you on some deep level.

If you're a visual person, and you're intrigued by tarot cards, all you have to do is get a deck you think is visually appealing, buy some books (the simple ones are the best for beginners), and then practice doing spreads and reading the cards daily. It's not difficult to do; you just have to relax your mind and let your intuition take the reigns.

The tarot is a great way to access your inner voice; it really helped me to tune in and I still use it regularly for myself, tackling the most mundane and the most complicated issues. I find it's a great tool to help me quiet my mind and focus, and wonderful ideas and notions and insights just pop into my head.

Do you use Tarot cards? If so, what's your favorite deck?