Win a Half Hour Tarot Reading

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In today’s giveaway, I am offering a free, half-hour tarot reading. Have you ever wanted to try tarot but not been in a position to commit the money? Or are you at a turning point in your life and would like some insight? I am an intuitive tarot reader, and come from a self-development angle, helping you understand what’s going on in your life, and how to make the most of the opportunities. Every tarot reader is different. Have a look at my readings, and you’ll get a feel for the way I work.

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December Giveaway

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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 Story Cave and The Curious Mystic. For four days this week, I will offer one giveaway. On three of the days there will be a signed book from my wonderful collaborators, Kate Tremills, Kathryn Cottam, and Shelley Wilson, who recently won an Apple Award for her YA story, Oathbreaker. 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.

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Anger – A Key to Power and Drive

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Dr Seuss has it licked in ‘The Places You’ll Go’. He knows just how self work runs. Sometimes:
You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
You’re on your own. And you know what you know.
And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go.

Then come the days when:

‘you’re in a Slump, you’re not in for much fun. Un-slumping yourself is not easily done.’
Anger drives some amazing ‘slumps’. Feelings rise up and take us by surprise. How irritating is this – we just want clearing, not more rage. It’s tempting to wheel out the positive affirmations and focus on what’s good. Except that anger has so much power wrapped up in it. If we keep damping it down we lose out.

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A Story of Past Life Work

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I’d had a week or so of heavy past life work that was leaving me with a neck and shoulder that were completely in spasm. I hadn’t found these kind of past lives in a while. It was all I got in the run up to 2012, but since then, my inner work has changed so much, and I’ve been largely free of that heaviness. Not so this week. While I was doing other things, pictures started flickering into my mind. They pop into my head much as you would remember something from your childhood, or even last week. They act like normal memories, except that I don’t know what’s coming next until I see it. Next came the grief. It wasn’t personal grief. It wasn’t triggered by anything in this life, instead it was soul grief, sadness and hurt from so many lives of suffering. It washed through me, bringing me to tears. So I cried as I worked, and I sang along to the music blaring through the speakers, singing out the pain I had held in over so many lifetimes. I sang as the energy swept through me, and left me with a feeling of catharsis. ‘Get your head down and keep going.’ The words popped so clearly into my mind. And yes, I knew in an instant that in those lives I had seen, that was all I could do. I could either give up, or I could get my head down, and keep going forwards, keep putting one foot in front of the other, and hoping that I would get through the next day intact. In the next moment (yes, it really did flow through this quickly), I realised that’s a sentiment I can still relate to. But why? I live in the first world, I have a good life, a happy life. I have no real need to get my head down and keep going, so why do I do it? Why indeed? I began to look at the way I was doing things. I would start something, an exciting project, then it would become a new part of the routine. Then I’d start another project, and that joined the queue. I’m sure you’re starting to get the picture. Somehow, all these exciting new projects became part of the burden I was carrying and felt unable to put down. It never occurred to me that I could put those burdens down. That’s the way this self-development lark goes. You keep doing something against all sense, because the way out just doesn’t occur to you at the time. Then it flashes in, in a moment of inspiration and you wonder why you didn’t realise ages ago. Why? Because you hadn’t yet learned the lesson the problem was teaching you. I needed to learn about that grief, persecution and suffering. I needed to find out what those other versions of myself had to offer me. Once I had done that, the energy could release and I …

Using Automatic Writing to Develop Intuition

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I discovered my spiritual journey through automatic writing. It began quite suddenly when I did my first meditation and saw a past life. I was a teenager at the time and found the whole thing extremely exciting. If I’m honest, I still do. I saw a moment in that life which played in my mind like a slightly fuzzy TV screen. I didn’t hear sound through my ears, but I knew what was being said because I heard everything in my mind telepathically. As with all past life work, the next stage was to work out what this meant. Why was I being shown this particular scene, and what did it mean to me. This was where the notebooks came in.

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Energy Clearing: Making Home a Sanctuary

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I have been away this weekend, staying in beautiful, old buildings. For me, that induces mixed feelings. The buildings are wonderful, but old buildings come with old energies, maybe even earth bound spirits, or ‘personalities’ as I call them.
These energies can affect me strongly. They impact my sleep and leave me feeling edgy and uncomfortable. They may even induce headaches. The answer is to clear the energy of the place. This is a key skill if you are sensitive, and/or embarking on psychic development. The more receptive you become, the more you feel the negative energies, as well as the good ones. So protect yourself, and protect the space around you.

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Cord-Cutting: A Key to Letting Go

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Cord cutting is a process of disconnecting yourself from the energy of people, experiences and places that hold you back. Cords are energetic connections that link you to an infinite number of energies from your past and present. In my experience, cords are as many and varied as the relationships and experiences we have. You don’t have one cord with your husband, you have cords that link you to the person, the way you met, and every experience you have shared together. This is a beautifully complex picture. Some of these are positive. They will connect you to good experiences, people you love and things you have learned. These cords do not need to be cut. The cords we are looking at here join you to pain, fear and sadness.

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Protection and the Unsuspecting Empath

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Do you ever have mood swings? One minute you’re on top of the world, excited by the future, the next you’re down in the pit, feeling as though everyone is against you. Sometimes there will be a good reason for the swing. On other days it will take you completely by surprise. It took me decades to realise the catalyst for change could be the mood of the person I was with.

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