Christmas is a time for giving and connecting, so this week I have a wonderful Christmas giveaway for you, that spans both my Facebook Pages, The Curious Mystic and my brand new book page, The Story Cave.
From Tuesday to Friday this week, I will offer one giveaway per day.
On three of the days there will be a signed book from my wonderful collaborators, Kate Tremills, Kathryn Cottam, and Shelley Wilson. Shelley recently won an Apple Award for her YA story, Oath Breaker.
On the other day I will offer a free half hour tarot reading with me, which will be done over Zoom. If you would like to find out more about my Tarot readings, please do check out my Services section, and some of the general readings in my blog.
The Latest Blog from The Story Cave …
The Magic of Christmas
Rom Com author Beth Good talks about her magical, Christmas story, The Oddest Little Gingerbread Shop.
Beth Good is a Kindle All-Stars winner for top ebook sales. Born and raised in Essex, England, she was whisked away to an island tax haven at the age of eleven to attend an exclusive public school and rub shoulders with the rich and famous. Sadly, she never became rich or famous herself, so had to settle for infamy as a writer of dubious novels.
Beth has been writing and publishing fiction since 1998, and no longer has to rely on a string of husbands to pay her bills. She writes under several different names, mainly to avoid confusing her readers – and herself! As Beth Good she writes romantic comedy and feel-good fiction with a high Cute Factor. She also writes psychological thrillers as Jane Holland, historical fiction as Victoria Lamb, and Tudor and Regency romance as Elizabeth Moss.
Beth currently lives in the West Country where she spends a great deal of time thinking romantic thoughts while staring out of her window at sheep. (These two actions are unrelated.)
Christmas, falling at midwinter, is the time of year most associated with magic. Midwinter is the darkest time, the cold drawing inexorably in – ‘Winter is coming!’ as
George RR Martin eerily puts it in Game of Thrones – that we as human beings have been conditioned over millennia to fear. Yet the dark is traditionally a friend to magic. Night was once a blessed cover for witches whose activities might otherwise have led to their deaths if undertaken during daylight hours. Many spells and rituals need to be performed at night. And while the dark of the moon is often considered a time for potent or dangerous magic, it’s also a moment when we can pause for reflection, seeking within for spiritual sustenance. Planting seeds and waiting for them to grow.
We need light for seeds to grow, of course, and light to hold up against whatever may be lurking in the dark. The festival of lights that is Christmastide sprang out of a need to illuminate the darkness. So, in the Christian religion, midwinter becomes the time of Christ’s birth, the Lord of Light. The strange, eclectic figure of Santa Claus, or St. Nicholas as he is sometimes known, links into that tradition, a Western blend of pagan and Christian beliefs, bringing gifts to ‘good’ boys and girls as the wise men brought gifts to the baby Jesus.
Santa is more fairy tale than belief system, however, only believed in by children until they grow and see the deception. With links to the Norse god Wodan, he has become a fat and jolly Jupiter, appearing out of the dark at Yuletide, with his white beard of wisdom and his reindeers’ noses glowing bright. Flying reindeer? Squeezing down chimneys? Receiving gift requests via the fire, and mysteriously knowing every child in the world? Magic is afoot here. And not mundane magic, but a universal magic, intended to bind us all together in a global community of souls. The midwinter magic of rebirth and continuity, always returning, always to be relied upon to lift our spirits and give our children hope.
The latest blog from The Curious Mystic …
Energy Reading for December 2017
Follow Your Joy
Channelled from The Light Circle.
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December offers the opportunity for change and shift.
Those who are looking for change will find it to be a wild ride where their own potential for manifestation increases many fold. They will find that the universe moves with them to change in whatever direction is in their own greatest good. If you are on your path it will open up before you. Distractions will fall away and become quieter, or disappear altogether. The journey will open up before you with more clarity than you have experienced in the past. There will be opportunities, helpers and guides at every turn to help you move further in your own right direction.
This is a time to be really clear about what you want. It is a time to be focused on your goals, not on your fears. Because those fears will lead you into road-blocks and difficulties. Only aligned and forward-moving ventures will have wings at this time, so be truly honest with yourself.
Are you working on your current venture because it is your heart’s desire, or are you putting in the work because someone has told you to? Are you looking to impress someone, to live up to their ideas or expectations, to push a cause that they consider important? If this is the case, then consider whether or not this is truly a cause you want to take as your own. Choose carefully. If you choose the path that is aligned with you, it will open up. If you choose according to other criteria, you may find yourself in stagnation.
Reiki For Ascension
Reiki is a form of energy healing. It can be used for relaxation and to help the body heal itself, but my focus is to use Reiki for the Ascension process.
By clearing our ‘baggage,’ or negative conditioning patterns, we raise our frequencies and begin to attract more positive experiences into our lives. Raising your frequencies can also help you develop your psychic abilities, because it clears the blockages that stand in the way of a clear connection to Source energy and your guides. This process is often referred to as Ascension.
By working with your guides and mine, I can help to establish what patterns are coming up to be worked on, and how you can move forwards with them. In this way, the session provides both information to work with, and energy healing where it is needed.
After the session I will email you a transcription of the words from your guides and mine, as well as any energies I read along the way.
The healing is performed at a distance and programmed to be activated at a time that is convenient to you.
Channelled and Psychic Email Readings
I offer email readings for specific questions.
These consist of a combination of energy reading and channelled information from your guides and mine.
These readings are helpful if you are trying to understand a situation, or a pattern in your life.
Information is always most forthcoming when you are trying to work on yourself.
Please avoid yes/no questions.
I will not make decisions for you, but can help you to understand the energies at play.
I offer intuitive tarot readings over Skype.
There are many different ways of reading tarot, and my focus is on personal development.
My readings can be used to understand a situation better, to look at your life as it is at the moment, or to explore your options going forward.
Please note that I will not tell you what to do. Instead I can help you understand your choices according to the energy as it is at the moment.
Tarot readings can book be booked for half and hour or an hour. If you are interested in a reading, please contact me for more information.
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Would you like to come on an adventure? I’m going exploring through the world of the mystic, the psychic, and the dreamer. Where I’m going everything is energy, and we can learn to work with it to develop a new sense of ourselves and the world around us.
As a Psychic Channel, I’ve spent many years working with energy and learning about myself, others and the universe. I don’t mean book learning, although I’ve done that too. I’m talking about things you can experience here and now, every day of your life.