Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Basic Psychic Protection

This article was written by Jay from and was emailed to me by a colleague of mine.  I enjoyed the suggestions so much that I thought it'd prove to be very useful to my readers and friends.   Enjoy!

Basic Psychic Protection

Basic psychic protection acts as an energy that wraps around us. The purpose of this energy is ultimately to block out all intrusive or malicious vibrations that come from other sources. As one begins to practice magic or any psychic art, their awareness of the world's energies increases greatly. With this newfound sensitivity comes exposure to a new realm of distractions. Astral entities may be attracted to your increased energy or activities. Other practitioners may notice you as well. Not all of these personalities may wish you harm, but it is best to be prepared with psychic protection, just in case.

 Bubble Technique
The most basic technique for protecting oneself magically is to simply imagine yourself inside a ball of white light that turns away any energy before it can touch you. When you visualize this ball of light around you, you want to make sure it appears opaque and solid in your mind's eye. This bubble should extend about a foot above your head and at least 6 inches below your feet. It doesn't have to be a perfect sphere; just make it fit around your body in whatever shape seems most comfortable or appropriate. You want to enforce the energy in the areas above and below to be just as strong as the areas in front and behind you. Rest assured that even after you come out of your concentrated state, this bubble will move with you without hindrance. Any vibrations that touch it will simply pass over and around your shield like the wind moving around a mountain. In the rare circumstance that your shield comes up against someone else's, it will bend to compensate, but not break, much like two balloons pressing together. You need to hold the image of an impenetrable force field in your mind for at least a good solid minute or two, before returning to your everyday life.

 Mummy Technique
The visualizing of specific shapes forming around your body piece by piece adds focus and resolve to your psychic protection, and this is the basis of the mummy technique. Begin by creating the image of a ball of white light glowing just above your head where the crown chakra or higher-self psychic center is located. Focus on the energy here, willing its intensity to increase. Visualize white light sweeping down from this powerful sphere in the shape of a wide ribbon that begins to wrap around your head. You may want to leave some space between the energy ribbons and your physical body, perhaps 3-4 inches. Have the ribbon continue to wrap around your head, overlapping itself and creating a solid sheet that surrounds your head in protective energy. Don't stop at the head though. Let the ribbon continue to spin around your shoulders, torso, hips, legs all the way down to the feet, making sure to cover every spot so that you are entirely and safely wrapped. Once you've worked your way down to your feet, have it wrap underneath them, completing the blanket surrounding you. When you are completely wrapped, hold the image of what you just did in your mind for a few moments before opening your eyes. This exercise is a great way to improve your skills with energy manipulation while benefiting yourself.

 Burning Flame
The Burning Flame is best used in situations that may be dangerous or that you require a great amount of psychic protection over a short period of time. If you are entering a place/meeting/situation with a terrible amount of negativity you can perform this technique. Some people visualize their shields as a fire surrounding them at all times which is fine, although the method presented here is geared toward an emergency situation or on a temporary basis since it uses high amounts of energy.
Stand perfectly upright with your legs together and your arms flat against your side. Go deep inside yourself to the center of your being. Approach all of this with a confident intensity, your mind focused on your need for protection. Find your center and know that in your center is an intense source of energy, the very energy that all your magical abilities come from. With your consciousness in this core of your being, create an eruption of energy within yourself. Like a volcano building up pressure, cause your energy to rise and expand from your center out. As the energy reaches the outside of your body have it burst into a blue flame that surrounds your body. The curved base of the flame should be at your feet and the tip of the flame above your head. The intense energy flame will burn any outside vibrations before they can reach you. This flame won't harm you physically since it's a spiritual flame, but it will stop any other spirit or energy from touching you. Once the flames surround you, try to keep part of your mind focused on it as you proceed through the situation you felt required extra psychic protection. Imagine more energy fanning the flames stronger and higher as you exhale.
As with any of these techniques, practicing first in a safe place is highly recommended.

 Chakra Spin Protection
This powerful technique unites the chakras to create a shield fully embedded with all aspect of your will and energy. Begin by visualizing performing the Psychic Center Visualization as detailed in the Energy Techniquesdocument. A quick rehash: Charge the crown chakra, and draw a line down to the 3rd eye chakra. Charge the 3rd eye before drawing a line to the throat. Charge and continue to the heart, charge this chakra and draw a line of white light to the solar plexus chakra. After charging the solar plexus you move to the sex chakra, charge it and then onto the root chakra. As mentioned before, this is an adaptation of the traditional chakra system to have a center between the two feet so draw one more line to the ground center and charge this area. Create two lines of light from this center that swoop to each side of you in an upward curve before connecting with the crown chakra above your head. Begin cycling your energy through the lines timed with your breathing.
Instead of stopping at this point, continue cycling but move your focus to the curved lines at your side. We want to move these two lines simultaneously clockwise so that they being to spin around the body. Let them put out energy as they continue to move faster and faster until their light forms a solid wall of energy that surrounds you. Spin this wall of energy around you for a few moments. When you feel ready, let the image of the chakras fade from your mind, and let the spinning motion end, but hold onto the image of all the energy the chakras surrounded you with.

How often and how long?
You should practice psychic protection techniques at least once a day until your body picks up the habit and begins to naturally reinforce your shields with energy. After a month or two you should be proficient enough that you only need to revisualize your shields once a week. If you find yourself in a particularly nasty situation where you need an extra amount of protection, feel free to shield yourself again even if you had done so earlier in the day. As you become more comfortable and skilled at these techniques you will find it possible to reinforce your shield with little concentration and even while you body is in motion or otherwise distracted.

Colors in Protection
Everyone likes to add a little color to his or her magic. When you give your energy it's own color, you are personalizing it and making it easier for you to relate to. Some people are very firm in the belief that white energy is the purest and therefore is most powerful. Generally white and blue are the most commonly used colors for psychic protection. There may be something to this, but it is always best to listen to your gut. If you feel an urge to have a green shield, then go with it. You can always experiment by changing your shield's color every week. If you find one shade or tone to be more effective than others, then stick with it. There are some generally accepted associations with each color that I'll post on the Temple of Manannan at a later date.
Complex combinations of color can be used to create very strong protection. For example you could make a shield that starts as red at the top of your head and then slowly graduates to orange, yellow, green, blue and then purple when it finally reached your feet. Visualizing such a shield takes strong focus, and holding it this image in your mind's eye as the day goes by can be challenging. Since the appearance of this shield requires much more effort, it is more strongly empowered by your will. Unusual patterns in shields can also aid you in psychic self-defense. Integrating a religious design or an occult symbol that represents protection can add extra strength and power.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Schedule & Appearance Schedule

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Twitter Help Badges!

I got my Twitter account a couple of months ago, but haven't really used it much.  During the past 2 weeks, though, I've been logging on each night and scanning the world's tweets for people in need of help -- questions that need answers, advice that is sought... and sometimes, if I pick up some good energy, I will tweet back with a constructive and positive answer.  I've gained about 15 followers in the last few weeks alone, mostly people who enjoy hearing what I have to say or those who have had a nice chat with me.  It feels good to actually CONNECT with those who follow me, or people who are just being conversational.  I don't want a BS Twitter account with a bunch of people never hear from me personally.  (I've also enjoyed doing my recent weekend horoscope.  Maybe I'll start making it a weekly thing if I have time, who knows?)

Anyway... today, I'm so excited to announce that I've been awarded the Twithelp "Bronze Helper Badge" for my recent Twitter interactions!  Yeah! :)

I've always felt that helping others was its own reward, and I still do.  But nevertheless, I still appreciate the recognition.  Thanks, @Twithelpme and @Twithelpbot! :)

When I tweeted my badge success, I earned another one for using the help app.  Feels a tiny bit like a "certificate of participation," but what the heck... I've earned it, so here it is! :)

Here's my page on for those of you who are interested.  I look forward to helping other people, and I have to admit, it would be nice to collect some badges along the way.  But giving assistance is also pretty awesome in and of itself. :)

Weekend Zodiac Predictions

I decided to Tweet a couple of weekend predictions. These are based on readings that I did for each sign... just look below and find yours to gain some extra insight into your weekend... viola! :)

Weekend #psychic #prediction for #Aries:
An emotional man around u will create some tension this wknd.
There's someone in your life, likely a male, who's often emotional about issues. Chances are that he'll be blowing up a bit over the weekend. Just try to be understanding and put things into proportion. Be understanding.

Weekend #psychic #prediction for #Taurus:
#Love is in the air this wknd. U're #sexy & u know it!
It's true: this is a fantastic time for Taurus to strut his or her stuff. Ordinarily you're quite sensual and sexy, but this weekend -- WOW.  You're particularly attractive and alluring now, so enjoy revelling in your power and the heads you'll be turning.

Weekend #psychic #prediction for #Gemini: 
U have some hard #work ahead this wknd, but it'll pay off.
You will have some opportunity for fun over the weekend (especially Saturday afternoon/evening), but try not to make it too much of a late night. There are other matters which need your attention right now. Play your cards right, and you could wind up reaping quite a bit of financial benefit from this work!

Weekend #psychic #prediction for #Cancer:
Someone's been trying to annoy u. Steer clear!
Someone is definitely trying to start trouble with you or someone close to you; they're vying for attention due to some jealousy and/or resentment. Ignore them if you can. Focus on improving your own life, rather than indulging them with any extra attention.

Weekend #psychic #prediction for #Leo:
New information leads to #financial #gain in a creative way.
This is an inspiring time for Leo. The abundance won't be coming immediately, BUT the inspiration will. Check with the people around you to see if anyone nearby shares your vision, or is willing to lend a hand.

Weekend #psychic #prediction for #Virgo:
U feel stuck in a rut lately but stay there 4 now. Changes soon.
Stagnation can be so very frustrating, but right now is the time to rest, relax, and plan. The time for action will come soon enough, but this isn't it -- just yet. It's now time to think and prepare for the future, but not yet to act upon your notions.

Weekend #psychic #prediction for #Libra:
A situation will turn in ur favor, so try 2 be fair 2 the loser.
You're not usually a sore winner, but in this case, you should be even more gracious and understanding. That isn't to say you can't enjoy your king-of-the-hill status; but know that no one likes someone who's obsessed with tooting his or her own horn. Be modest. :)

Weekend #psychic #prediction for #Scorpio:
Nostalgia. Enjoy memories of past; dont worry abt future now.
You've been inundated with feelings, memories, and thoughts that evoke the past. Use these inspirations to get in touch with those you may have put onto the back burner. Reconnecting with those who are meaningful to you will not just reinstate some great memories, but will create more for the future.

Weekend #psychic #prediction for #Sagittarius:
Get ur head out of the clouds.Reality's better than u think!
You're yearning for something that's not currently attainable. While fantasies are often a source of comfort for you, you have been much too "dreamy" recently. Look around you -- what's right in front of your face is pretty terrific too. Revel in the reality; there's lots to appreciate.

Weekend #psychic #prediction for #Capricorn:
Someone close 2 u needs extra help. Be there for them!
Capricorns are known for their steady, hardworking nature. It's not uncommon for people to look to you for that dependable personality. However, someone's being rather quiet about their feelings. If you sense that someone needs you, help them. Don't wait for an engraved invitation.

Weekend #psychic #prediction for #Aquarius:
Spend time w/ those close 2 u & make the most of it!
Nothing is more wonderful than being with those who are near and dear. You've been needing a bit of TLC from your buds for awhile now. See if you can schedule it within the next couple of days. Make it fun and low-maintenance; fill this weekend with healing laughter.

Weekend #psychic #prediction for #Pisces:
An important realization ahead; will help a recurring problem.
Just when your time seems to be darkest, you will be presented with an unusual realization. This information is like an epiphany; it will serve as a stepping stone to enable you to deal with an issue which has been plaguing you for some time. Keep your mind open and your heart strong.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Information on Reiki


The Original Principles Formulated by Usui Sensei:

Dr. Mikao Usui the founder of Reiki Ryoho, adopted five admonitions to live by from the Meiji Emperor, that if applied with Reiki, would heal the body, bring peace of mind, and happiness in life. Following are those admonitions, taught as the Reiki Principles, Precepts or Ideals. It is interesting to see the variations from the various Reiki Organizations, even in the translated version.

From Usui Sensei's memorial: ...when it comes to teaching, first let the student understand well the Meiji Emperor's admonitory, then in the morning and in the evening let them chant and have in mind the five admonitions which are:

• Don't get angry today.
• Don't be grievous.
• Express your thanks.
• Be diligent in your business.
• Be kind to others.
—from the original document in Usui Sensei's handwriting.

The Ideals
• Just for today, thou shall not anger.
• Just for today, thou shall not worry.
• Thou shall be grateful for the many blessings.
• Earn thy livelihood with honest labor.
• Be kind to thy neighbors.
—as taught by Mrs. Takata.

Reiki Principles
• Just for today, I will not worry.
• Just for today, I will not be angry.
• Just for today, I will give thanks for my many blessings.
• Just for today, I will do my work honestly.
• Just for today, I will be kind to every living thing.
—as taught by Reiki Alliance Masters.

Reiki Principles
• Just for today, I will let go of anger.
• Just for today, I will let go of worry.
• Today, I will count my many blessings.
• Today, I will do my work honestly.
• Today, I will be kind to every living creature.
—as taught by The Radiance Technique.

Reiki Principles or Precepts
• Just for today, do not worry.
• Just for today, do not anger.
• Honor your parents, teachers and elders.
• Earn your living honestly.
• Show gratitude to every living thing.
—as taught by some Independent Reiki Masters.

Other Translations of Reiki Ryoho Principles
• The secret art of inviting happiness
• The miraculous medicine of all diseases
• Just for today, do not anger
• Do not worry and be filled with gratitude
• Devote yourself to your work
• Be kind to people
• Every morning and evening, join your hands in prayer
• Pray these words to your heart and chant these words with your mouth
• Usui Reiki Treatment for the improvement of body and mind
—version of translation from The Center for Reiki Training.

• The Secret Method of Inviting Blessings
• The Spiritual Medicine of Many Illnesses
• For today only, do not anger, do not worry.
• Do your work with appreciation.
• Be kind to all people.
• In the morning and at night hold your hands in prayer, meditate on and chant these words.
• The Usui Reiki method to change your mind and body for the better.
—version of translation from Traditional Japanese Reiki School TJR.

Reiki Principles from a Satya Reiki Poem, 'Clarifying The Wind':
Don't get angry today
Don't mind or worry today
Don't be afraid
Thanks to the world and every being
Work hard Be kind to every being
Make morning and evening Namaste and say thanks to all beings
Thanks to God and existence
—version of a Japanese lineage through Eguchi

Reiki Kanji:
The kanji characters Rei and Ki both have an old and a modern form. The old form kanji (written by Usui and Takata Sensei's) best describes Reiho, was rediscovered by Usui Sensei. The word Reiki with a capital "R" is the word, which describes the energy of this system. The old style kanji is the form that is currently used by the Radiance Technique and some independent Reiki Teachers.

The old form kanji as written on the precepts by Usui Sensei, best describes the system known as Reiho. It is easily explainable as follows:

Rei—Strokes, 24. Consists of three parts. The topmost denotes 'rain', the middle stands for 'objects' and the bottom stands for 'shaman'. Rei means 'spirit or spiritual'.

The Japanese dictionary defines Rei as:
1. Spirit; the spiritual aspect of the human being as contrasted to the physical.
2. Divine, luminous, charismatic, supernatural, mysterious.
3. The luminosity of the spirit; the luminosity of a God or Sage.
4. Inconceivable spiritual ability; charismatic power; charisma; wonderful; a wonder.
5. A rainmaker, a diviner; a person or being with spiritual or supernatural powers.
6. A shaman.
7. Goodness; good, excellent, efficacious.
8. Clever, nimble, sharp.
9. Life.
10. A living being; a human being.
11. A supernatural (mythical) beast or being; a fairy, an elf.
12. Pure, undefined, unpolluted.
13. Bright, clear.

Ki—Strokes, 10. Consists of 'breath with rice' (rice in Japan is sometimes used as a synonym for people). Ki means 'energy'.

The Japanese dictionary defines Ki as:
1. Vital energy connected with the breath. Invisible life force, somewhat equivalent to the Indian prana.
2. In the view of Zhuxi and other Neo-Confucians, the material force of the Universe. The generative forces of heaven and earth, by means of which all things are constantly reproduced.
3. Air.
4. Breath, steam.

Description of the Old Form Reiki kanji:
On the earth stands a shaman with his arms raised against the sky. From the heaven the rain comes down with lifesaving energy consisting of three parts: Light, Love and Wisdom. The shaman acts as a channel (channeling this energy down to all the people of the Earth). The Reiki teacher is the channel when s/he initiates students and the practitioner is the shaman, when s/he channels this spiritual energy to the people treated.

Description of the New Form Reiki kanji:
The meaning of the new form kanji from a Japanese dictionary is, 'aura'. The new form kanji does not give an accurate description of Usui Sensei's Reiki Ryoho.

Rei—Strokes, 15; (1) soul; spirit; departed soul; ghost.
Ki—Strokes, 6; (1) spirit, mind.

Katakana script—according to a friend in the Gakkai, Katakana is mainly utilized for foreign names and brands like Toyota and Seiko and does not properly represent Usui Sensei's Reiki Ryoho.

Old Japanese: Drawn by Adonea Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai and Independents.
New Japanese: Alliance & Independents.

Old Japanese: Written by Mrs. Takata, The Radiance Technique & Independents.
Combination: Reiki Touch & Independents.
Katakana: Traditional Japanese Reiki (TJR).

What Reiki Ryoho is:
Usui Sensei said: "Reiki Ryoho is a spiritual healing technique and an energy healing technique". Spiritual healing connects one with Universal Consciousness bringing spiritual growth by healing core patterns and issues and helping one remember the fullness of 'who they are'. Energy healing brings relief from pain and symptoms in the mind, body and emotions.

Reiki Ryoho brings one to understand the 'purpose of life'; establishes the 'Self' which is aware of the 'True meaning of Life' as part of Universal Consciousness; connects one to Higher levels of consciousness. Reiki Ryoho is a spiritually-guided, individual experience and a powerful tool for personal growth and spiritual enlightenment.

Reiki Ryoho expands 'Love', helping one to understand the True meaning of 'Unconditional Love'. Reiho increases and spreads the vibration of 'Love' to all of life.

Reiki Ryoho expands 'Harmony', raises one's vibrations to be in sync (or resonance) with the Divine and in so doing brings 'Peace' and happiness on personal, family and global levels. It is for you and everyone alive who is desirous of a higher quality of life. Reiki is pure 'Divine Light'.

Reiki Ryoho restores wholeness to body, mind and spirit, increases intuition, and helps one reconnect to their 'God-given' gifts of clairvoyance, clairaudience, and clairsentience. It is a transcendental, counterclockwise spiraling energy, which works with physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels simultaneously. It is an evolutionary process, which will increase the natural flow of events and patterns of manifestation in all life. This precise self-help technique encourages personal growth and transformation on all levels.

Reiki Ryoho is a powerful natural system that unlocks the inner flow of vital energy, restoring and balancing the energy systems in all living things. This natural healing system is complete and whole in and of itself, yet acts synergistically with all other healing methods. It is for preventing disorders, maintaining positive wellness, helping the healing process and is beneficial in emergency situations or when used with medical and other procedures.

Reiki is always available and is unlimited; once attuned to the energy, you never lose it and cannot over use it. It is safe and easy to use anytime, any place, any situation and it can never be used to manipulate or control anything.

What Reiki Ryoho is not:
Reiki Ryoho does not involve E.S.P. or unusual psychic phenomenon; is not a form of psychic healing or psychic surgery and is not a massage technique.

Reiki Ryoho is not difficult to use or limited to a select few people. It is not just for when one is ill or used simply to reduce pain and symptoms. Reiho wholes the body, bringing it into sync with the Divine rhythm of the Universe. Everyone can learn, use and benefit from daily use of Reiho.

Reiki Ryoho cannot be taught by just anyone, it is necessary to receive extensive training in order to teach the system. There are many organizations, schools, and individuals that teach Reiki but few teach Usui Reiki Ryoho.

Psychic Sage Forecast for June 2011

Aries:  This month, new information will lead to greater success with your work, but those who are close to you will be feeling neglected.  The end of the month brings "surprise" expenses... so you'll end up breaking even, except for the lessons you've learned!

LOVE DAYS: 1, 7, 11

Taurus:  Try to stick close to home and go slow this month, and save your pennies for a rainy day.  Someone who you respect will be criticizing you for what they perceive as "laziness," but they don't know the whole story.  Be careful and take things one step at a time.

LOVE DAYS: 20, 29, 30

Gemini:  You've been mired in feelings of nostalgia for the past: simpler times, moments of youthful enthusiasm and fun.  But the truth is, it's time for you to move on and live in the present.  Stop escaping from the conflicts at hand and delve into them.  This will be a struggle.  Hang in there!

LOVE DAYS: 12, 29
PROSPERITY DAYS:  18, 20, 28

Cancer:  The next few weeks will be full of possibility.  An endeavor that you've been working on will finally begin to turn in your favor, but only if you take control of the situation.  You will gain new insight about a difficult problem, which will give you new ideas about how to handle it.

LOVE DAYS:  2, 19, 24

Leo:  You're focused on some important projects this month.  The direction that your biggest priority will take is still unclear to you; you need to explore all avenues before making up your mind.  You're going to get much closer with someone who really interests you.  The end of the month will bring a calm after the storm.

LOVE DAYS:  3, 4, 18, 22

Virgo:  There are hidden details surrounding something that has been worrying you.  Try to shake things up a bit this month by exploring new places -- whether it's a new coffee shop down the street, or a vacation somewhere truly exotic -- this will bring peace, companionship, and a whole new perspective to your life.  Keep your emotions in check; try not to let little things bother you this month.

PROSPERITY DAYS:  16, 17, 24, 25

Libra:  Many responsibilities from your past are now coming to a "head" this month.  Seek advice from someone older and wiser who's been there before.  You will learn some new information which leads to a burst of creativity in resolving some of the issues at hand.  Go with your instincts!

LOVE DAYS:  14, 23, 25

Scorpio:  May is going to be awesome for Scorpio!  Prosperity and love are both in the cards for you this month.  There will be some important action required of you as well.  Proceed with caution only at the beginning; as soon as you've figured out which actions to take, move swiftly.  Your instincts are right on point with the situation.

LOVE DAYS:  7 ,13, 21, 29

Sagittarius:  Your hopes have been high lately.  Some may say you're wearing rose-colored glasses, but don't let their dour viewpoints get to you.  People will be watching you carefully this month, but the opinions they form will be rash and filled with inaccuracies.  Don't be afraid to let others know how you feel. 

LOVE DAYS:  26, 21

Capricorn:   You need to separate yourself from the crowd this month, and give yourself a bit of a break.  Other people's drama is stressing you out quite a lot.  Ordinarily it's good to resolve issues, but now is a better time to lay low and wait for the storm to pass.  Someone unexpected will defend you in the middle of the month.  Be sure to express thanks for it.

LOVE DAYS:  1, 6, 21

AQUARIUS:  Even though you'll be expected to play by some pretty strict rules thoughout May, you just won't be able to get ahead this month.  There will be quite a strain on you physically and financially within the coming weeks, but fortunately you can rely on your friends to keep your head on straight.  

LOVE DAYS:  18, 24, 30
POWER DAY:  19, 22

PISCES:  You need to focus on yourself this month or else you will not be much good to anyone else.  You have some pretty lofty dreams right now and your creativity is high, so enjoy planning for the future.  Do not allow criticism to go to your head; the source of these negative words is actually jealousy and resentment which will be worked out when the time is right.

LOVE DAYS:  12, 21, 24

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