Many people were hit hard with health challenges personally, or for their loved ones. And along with the health challenges many of us experienced big life changes like moving house, changing jobs, changing entire career paths, and barely anyone was saved from being left questioning their reason for existence and purpose in life.
But don’t worry folks, while 2018 will continue to challenge us especially in the arena of life path and health, things will get easier. We’ll be able to cope better, our base line mood will begin to lift, and our overall energy, passion, and motivation for life will increase. Phew! Bring it on!
If you worked with the energy of 2017, you would’ve already reflected on what’s really important to you and you would’ve dropped the superficiality you previously attached to your life. That will really help with experiencing more ease in your life, and more depth in your relationships. If that’s the case then you’ll also enjoy a rise in your energy, and an uplifting of your being. If you haven’t done that as yet, then it’s time to stop what you’re doing and get real. We won’t be here forever, so it’s time for a life review and to ask yourself, how do you want to spend your time here on this planet?
What’s really important to you when you shed everything you’ve thought you were meant to care about, and everything you were told you needed to aim for?
Meditation will play a helpful role in the acceleration of our being and spiritual expansion in 2018. And investing time and even money into gaining a deeper understanding, and a better working relationship with your mind will prove invaluable. Things have changed and it’s not such a long road to heal our wounds and discover in a real way, more of our potential as an unlimited consciousness. So even if you’ve tried meditation, mindfulness or alternative therapies before, it’s time to give it another crack. You might just be surprised! Feel into what you’re drawn to and don’t overthink it. The time is right.
Exercise will also help the cause, and will be beneficial for experiencing more ease within this physical body. These two go hand in hand for our mind, body and spirit health and even combing the two and turning your walks or runs into a meditation practice will be beneficial. Also connection with other people will be important and will bring you much soul nourishment, so value your friendships and family.
But it’ll all be easier with the fiery energy available to us all in 2018!
Call on the fire within you, and call in more energy and consciousness to your being. We’re able to hold a higher vibration which will make sailing through our lives easier, even through the stormy bits and tumultuous waves. So use it!
It’s time to drop the guard and open up more emotionally. You’re being urged to reach out more to loved ones and stop putting off those calls and catch ups. This is a difficult one for me, and I’ve already been pushed to sit in vulnerability and let people in. So if I can do it – so can you!
Our powers of manifestation are increasing, and you may already be experiencing a sense of thinking about someone or something and then it appears in your life. Have fun with this, but don’t get caught up in controlling your life and trying to manifest everything you think you want – remember, that while you may create your life there is a higher power that can help, a higher power that sees the bigger picture, in a much more holistic way than what we can down here on earth. Think of us as the ants with only a narrow, small viewpoint. Call on the loving beings that guide you and the power of the universe.
Often when we get too caught up in the game of manifestation we forget that we don’t have all of the answers, and when we focus too hard on what we think we want, we actually block an even better reality, one that we couldn’t even have imagined, from taking shape in our lives.
Best wishes for 2018, enjoy the new energies and work with them. It’s time for us to enjoy flowing with the river instead of always fighting against it.
There are many sites online explaining what Reiki is, so what I’m going to do is offer my personal experience with Reiki.
I came across Reiki when I was studying Holistic Hypnotherapy and Hypnoenergetics, so I was already learning about energy when one of my teachers brought up Reiki. We asked her what it was and she simply pulled my hand out in front of me and held her palm above the top of my hand. I felt a magnetic force and a warmth flowing down from her hand into mine. It was pleasant and soothing, and I wanted to close my eyes and enjoy it.
That was Reiki!
After many discussions I commenced my Reiki level 1 (and then Reiki 2) with the same teacher who had introduced me to the energy healing practice. My partner was doing Reiki with me which was great as we could practice on each other. What I noticed the most was Reiki was helping me understand my own energy, my moods more, as well as the moods and emotions of other people.
The best thing from Reiki
The biggest ah-har moment came when I discovered I picked up energy (moods/emotion/thoughts) from other people. And realising that for all of these years, I’d had been thinking they were mine. It explained a lot! For so many years I’d become scared of social situations because I could never trust how I’d feel or be. I’d leave home feeling great, and then within the space of few minutes after meeting up with my friends, I’d feel completely drained, introverted and self-conscious.
What I learned studying Reiki
How to tune into how I was feeling, and change it. I learned how to transform my own energy at will.
How to tell whether it was my energy or something I’d picked up, and I was amazed that most of the time it was energy I’d picked up. I also learned how to clear it and within a few seconds feel energised again.
I discovered I could call Reiki energy into my body and direct it into another person, which they would feel, usually as a soothing energy flowing through them.
I learned that my biggest block was myself, and that I carried beliefs such as “other people can do Reiki but not me” and “no-one will feel any energy from me” which was preventing me from giving it my all.
That Reiki and energy healing is all about practice. It’s like learning a new language, you wouldn’t expect to suddenly be able to speak fluent French just because you want to, you’d understand you have to practice a little bit everyday. Energy work is the same, it gets stronger and more tangible the more you work at it. Healing partners, friends and family as guinea pigs are the best!
I experienced that Reiki could take away my headaches! I’ve always had headaches from small headaches to migraines, and undertaking my Reiki journey my partner would practice on me whenever I’d get a headache and they’d go away!
What was different about doing a Reiki Mastership?
My mastership experience could easily be a whole different article, but what I discovered most was how much ‘stuff’ I still carried within me. How much I was triggered by others everyday, and how it was getting in the way of growing into the loving being I wanted to be. I learned that all of this stuff was garbage from my past that I was dragging around with me, and it was actually covering up my light. Through healing work I discovered it was more of a process of letting go and acceptance that could heal me, and that could only come from me.
I also discovered that intention can be passed through energy, without ever using words. Connecting into different patterns and symbols I experienced picking up and writing down what energy was carried within them, and what those symbols could be used for in healing – before I ever knew what they were for. The accuracy when my Reiki Master eventually revealed to me what each symbol was for was a life-changing experience. I understood that the energy was contained within them, and that’s what we tap into.
Reiki is for everyone!
Completing my mastership training also allowed me to teach Reiki to others, which is an incredible experience. We are all capable of calling in healing light, universal life force, and directing it to another being (or directing it to whatever / or who ever we want). I experienced many limiting blocks along the way in my journey, so I understand when people feel they won’t be able to do Reiki, and they feel intimidated. I love helping those people in particular discover the wonderful world of energy, and in particular Reiki, and that they can do it. And the first time they really feel the energy for themselves is like a light turning on inside of them.
If you’d like to know more about Reiki you can visit Waking Life Reiki Healing and I offer Reiki sessions in Wellington, NZ as well as teach Reiki levels and mastership training.
Also, I’d love to hear your experiences with Reiki and with Energy Healing!
Hi Amy, I’ve posted the answer to your question here, as we’re are all connected and the answer originally intended for you, can also help others…
I love that you write psychic ‘gift’ as if you have only one, you have many and I feel for you especially it’s about dabbling in them all, not favouring one over the other, but beginning to play and strengthen each one, they will bounce off each other grow more easily that way. I see a tidal wave, implying a surging forward on your journey. Does that make sense to you? Maybe even, if you haven’t already, join a spiritual development group where each week you try a different way of connecting in. They are all there for you.
Also, alongside your spiritual / psychic development, also work on your mind. It is time to fade out the doubting thoughts that arise. Everyone has those thoughts and it’s really about whether you choose to listen and have doors close, or you hear them and choose to not listen.
I also see healing work, healing hands. Can you feel energy in your hands? Heat, tingling sensations? They are calling to you! Have you started or looking into Reiki or energy healing? You’ll have fun with this!! Getting into energy healing will also help open your other gifts as it’ll quieten your mind and help you focus, then messages and images etc will arise.
There is one guide in particular that is coming through very strongly. If you don’t know of them already, just invite them in. Start journalling or talking, and see if you can pause – like the pausing between breaths – you’ll ‘hear’ them in the stillness, but not necessarily through words.
When you’re working to increase your gifts, don’t aim for the obvious ones straight away – like seeing spirit or hearing words. Open up to the wonderous ways that spirit connects in, it’s not always so obvious so. There is a book that is important and helpful for you to read however I’m not getting the name. Have you come across a book recently, however not purchased it yet? If that makes sense, or comes to make sense soon – just get the book. Order it online, borrow from the library, or whatever, just know that it is a great tool for you and will help.
Keep your lightheartedness about your psychic / spiritual work, about this whole realm. The world you wish to connect into more is very light, so humour and a lightness of spirit really helps. So often when people delve deeper into this world they are all serious about it, however that lowers your vibration and makes it harder. It’s all about play 🙂
I hope this helps and I’d love to hear back after you’ve read it!
I invite you to write me a question, on anything, and I’ll answer it here on the blog.
Your question might pertain to your spiritual journey, psychic occurrences, experiences unexplained, your fears, something that is happening but you’re unsure what it is, about spirits, entities, forces, angels, guides, psychic attacks and more.
Just write your question in the comment here or write me an email, and I’ll endeavour to answer it.
It’s time to take responsibility for all of the emotions within us. No one else did that to us, even if it seems very much like they did, and holding onto it serves nothing.
It’s interesting to think about why we like feeling punished, feeling beaten up or trodden on. And I know people might say – ‘I don’t like it’ but I beg to differ. There is an aspect of us that loves drama, loves the pain of it all and wants to hold onto every painful memory as if it only just occurred. And that is what it’s time to wake up from.
That’s not you. And that’s not me. That’s not who or what we really are.
There is a spinning vortex pulling us in toward it, urging us to let go of all the misery we cling to. Just let go. Let the mind unfurl and drop it’s guard. Jump.
Imagine waking up tomorrow and realising this entire life had been a dream?
A dream only you conjured up. No one else was even there, just you, dreaming of many other people, problems, pains and pleasures. But you nonetheless. No one to blame, yet also, no one that hurt you.
There is relief to be enjoyed, to be revelled in.
We can feel that relief now, we can let the walls of the dream fade and the synchronicities push through, even more improbable, reminding us that the universe isn’t as we were taught.
Sink into your being now. Within yourself, under your skin, into
your bones. Feel yourself as a whole being, the subtle energy force hidden out of sight, yet there to be felt. Let go of the physicality of the world you think you see.
Let go of knowing so much. Our world in it’s misdirected course favours memories and misguided intelligence as though it’s our saviour, yet it is the map of our undoing.
We all are in equal standing to reach into the void within and connect into wisdom so grand all pettiness fades away. That is you. And that is me. We are one, within, there is no without.
Every now and then I call out to all the cells in my body. I sing out to the trillions of cells housed within my body, keeping me alive, and I speak to them. You might think I’m a little crazy but it’s a wild concept to think about. We’re not an individual unit, a single. We’re a collective. And we seem to sit at the top over looking yet not seeing what’s really going on.
What do I say to them? You might ask.
I tell them I love them. I tell them they’re doing a good job and I thank them. I even picture all these little round cells pausing and looking up at me, and then smiling. They like to be appreciated. For many years they were picked on, abused, told they weren’t good enough, that they were ugly and fat. And that wasn’t from other people, that was from the mind at the top of the tower.
For many years I never knew. I never thought about them. How hard they were working even under the rule of a tyrant. But now, as I recognise myself as a collective, as a team, I give them what I always wanted.
Yet so often, we can’t even give that to ourselves. We strive hard to get it from other people yet it always falls short. It never satisfies and we mostly don’t believe it anyway cause it doesn’t match up to our own secret thoughts about ourselves.
But the gold at the end of the rainbow is in knowing we can do it for ourselves. We can stop everything right in this moment and say; I love you, thank you. We can ignite a vibrational shift within our being, into one that is more pleasant to inhabit. But we’ve got to stop thinking it’s out there. We’ve got to stop seeking external gratification, praise and validation, and seek the internal gold.
And if you think you don’t know how, or it’s not important I beg to differ. Our ability to love ourselves defines our capacity to give and receive love to others. And if you can’t love yourself or others, and you can’t receive love, then I ask you; what is your purpose for life?
For me it’s all about love. It’s learning how to connect in and be with yourself, and to connect with other people. It’s all a big lesson in thinking we’re separate, and then discovering how to come back to the whole. Discovering we’re One.
And I’m not saying it’s easy. I’m saying it’s important. It’s worthy of our thoughts, attention, focus and effort. It’s worthy enough to ask for help from others, to discuss with friends, to read books about. It’s a truly worthy cause because the cause is you. It’s all of us. And I know we can do it.
I know we can turn our inner hell of judgement, fear and criticism into our own sacred sanctuary, one to be cherished and relished and adored. One we delight in inhabiting, and sink into it’s welcoming company when all goes quiet around us.
If you are drawn to read this Tarot Spread then know there is guidance offered for you also. We are all connected and we never travel alone.
Your Main Priority at Present:
Queen of Wands
Tarot Message: The Queen of Wands knows what she wants and where she is going, she is able to express herself freely to the world without worrying about what others think of her. She tells you that you are going through a stage of magnetic energy and it needs expression. Don’t deny yourself the right to be as accomplished as you want, it’s time to dive in with nothing to lose. Your qualities of optimism, leadership, being self-assured and upbeat will help you now.
Awakening Angels: Your priority has been your inner work and now it is moving to more of how you see yourself in the world. The expression and solidification of your inner work. It’s about your true work here on this planet, and learning about love, kindness and compassion, and the expression of these as purpose. How can you make this even more of a priority in your life? Are there any aspects of your life where you are blocking love? How well do you receive compassion and kindness from others?
It’s time for honouring your highest path, and about gearing everything towards your goal. You know what your goal is, and it’s time for you to live, breathe and commune with it. It’s more about revealing it / you more fully to the world. No more hiding back when it suits you, the Queen of Wands tells you to be all in.
What is Blocking You?
Three of Swords
Tarot Message: This is pointing towards a matter of the heart, where feelings of rejection are lingering. You may carry within you, feelings of being let down or being hurt, and this has resulted in a lingering feeling that others can hurt you. You may fear losing those you love, fear rejection and / or fear loneliness. When you see this card as a blockage card it’s time to use your mind to face matters of the heart, no matter how old they might appear to be. It’s time to recognise we never suffer alone, and reviewing old wounds perhaps only for a moment, can heal them of being a negative driving force hidden in our depths. Be free of these fears and you shall soar!
Awakening Angels: There is pain in your heart, an old wound perhaps that still impacts you. It occasionally leads you to doubt yourself, and you hold back a little. It’s like you hold this a little against yourself, as though you were some how at fault or lesser than because of it. This was not the case, and you don’t need to view yourself as anything less than divine. You can express and expose your heart fully now, it’s time to ease back the veil and be strongly vulnerable once more. For you can’t move forward fully until this is done. Call for the pain and wounding to rise up from your subconscious, for you can handle it now and bring it into your arms for love. It shall evolve this way.
Things You can Change?
Seven of Coins
Tarot message: This card is prompting you to evaluate where you are, and to check in with your original goal and ensure you are still on target. What were your original intentions? Be prepared for things to change, don’t be too rigid. This card prompts you to take a step back and even a break, so you can view it from a fresh perspective. It may be that you’ve been so engrossed in your work or focus that you’ve forgotten to take stock fo the results so far.
Awakening Angels: You can change the heartbreak that you’ve carried within you, and you can also change any deep sense of feeling alone. Often when we think at a different level, or understand the world in a way that is different to the majority we can feel a sense of longing for our own people, so to speak. You can find more of ‘your people’, even where you live and in your world. Connections with people will also bring more fruit to your trees, more abundance in money even though this may not be your goal. Your heart longs for more and going to things that interest you can bring opportunities to you that help all areas of your life.
Things You must Accept?
The Hanged Man
Tarot Message: It is time to accept that a step back is in order. You may not want to, or you may be wanting to push forward, but you are at a crossroads in your approach and you may have to stand back and look carefully at all the issues involved. The Hanged Man tells us to literally view everything in an opposing way than how we’ve been seeing it. Turn it on its head, shake it all up. Perhaps you’ve been stuck in thinking there is only the one way to go, however there are many. And there are roads which might be more fun, more loving, more enlightening than the perceives direct route that you’re on. Challenge yourself to step back.
Awakening Angels: It might be time to accept that a break is in order. To put your hands up in their air, just for a time and have some fun. Connect with the people you love and the people you laugh with.
How Things will Progress?
Wheel of Fortune
Tarot Message: This card is all about luck and chance, but we know that doesn’t really exist in the way it is commonly thought. It is synchronicity and alignment.
This card invites you to an take your hands off the reigns and not work so hard, your goals are destined and are not as hard to reach as you might have once envisaged. It’s also prompting you to take a chance, especially when it comes to love and matters of the heart. Be open to unexpected events in all areas of your life as this brings forth change for the better.
Awakening Angels: There is partnership and connections coming up for you. This will bring more fullness of heart, more uncontrollable aspects into your life which will be good for you. You have a beautiful heart and it has the ability to let even more people and life into its inner realms. You can take on different roles as you are in tune with the feminine and masculine, you are in tune with the shamanic consciousness in all things and you enjoy life on this level. Welcome it all in with open arms and you shall be rewarded, take the blinkers off and feel free to change course.
I love doing readings for people, and recently I’ve been offering free readings on this site.
The readings I’ve done have been Tarot, Channelled, Oracle Cards and Pendulum. I do whatever I’m guided to when I sit down with your question in front of me. I call in your spirit guides, angels and soul energy, as well as mine, and tune into your energy.
So I invite you to write your question or area of your life you want some guidancein, and when I answer your question it’ll be posted as a new blog post – so ‘follow’ my blog to get notified when new readings are posted.