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Daily Reading 2nd January 2018

Today’s reading comes with a standard three card draw.

  1. Knight Swords for today is the card for charging at your anger. For pursuing focused energy and determination to right the wrongs from others to you.
  2. King Pentacles tells you that although you have won our hard-earned wealth and happiness, it seems it is not as you thought it would be.
  3. X Pentacles tells you to lighten your load so that it feels just right to really enjoy your abundance for what it truly is.

Overall, you will be better off if you let your anger out by venting, then reflect on your hard-earned abundance with gratitude.

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Daily Tarot Reading 1st January 2018

Welcome to Sandy’s Daily Readings. Each month I will change the deck of cards to a new deck. I will give you a daily reading each week. The first deck of cards I will be using is The Rider Waite Deck.

Method

My method of choosing the cards is that first I shuffle while focusing on the day in question. Eg, shuffling and focusing on the 1st January 2018. Once done, I will then count the days of the month out. For today I have counted the first card for the 1st January, this is then laid down face up. Then I will count for the month number. For this month, I have counted the next card (as in the first card) for the 1st month of the year. This is then laid out face up. Then finally I will count the cards for the number of years this century. This year is 18. I will lay the 18th card face up in the three card spread.

So, without further delay, here are the cards for

Today’s Reading

  1. IX Swords. Severe anxiety today appears to upset the equilibrium of the energies for the first day of the new year. Well, it is a 9 year after all. Let’s hope this doesn’t set the tone for the rest of the year.
  2. Ace of Cups is now getting away from the downside and showing strength from within. Cups represent the family life and love. Strong emotions for the second card, lending support for the home life. Keep your family issues close to you.
  3. IV Wands always gives me a good feeling of strength and stability. A kind of balance is showing for the day. Work is neither too hard, nor too easy. Yet just right.

Overall, as the day begins with anxiety, emotions for the home life come through for the month. Work and stability will rule the year with more balance.

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Tibetan Singing Bowls Article

According to Tibetan oral tradition, existence of singing bowls dates back to the time of the historical Buddha Shakyamuni (560 – 480 B.C.). The tradition came from India to Tibet, along with the teachings of the Buddha, by the great tantric master Padmasambhava in the 8th century A.D.

Singing bowls produce sounds, which invoke a deep state of relaxation which naturally assists one in entering into meditation, the goal being enlightenment. They are a quintessential aid to meditation, and are found on private Buddhist altars, and in temples, monasteries and meditation halls throughout the world.

A metallurgical analysis, done by the British Museum in London, reveals that the instruments are made of a 12-metal alloy consisting of silver, nickel, copper, zinc, antimony, tin, lead, cobalt, bismuth, arsenic, cadmium and iron. Now a lost art, it seems that this quality of bowl cannot be reproduced today.

In addition to their traditional usage for meditation, Tibetan singing bowls are used for deep relaxation, stress reduction, holistic healing, Reiki, Chakra Balancing, and World music. Many people find that the rich blend of harmonic overtones which the bells produce have a direct effect upon their chakras.

Playing the bowls usually causes an immediate centring effect. The tones set up a “frequency following response” that creates balancing left/right brain synchronization. Meditating on the subtle sounds of the Tibetan singing bowl tunes one in to the universal sound within and without.

Previously used in Tibet for meditation and ceremonial purposes, Tibetan Singing Bowls are struck with a padded mallet or rubbed around the rim with a playing mallet to produce a fascinating blend of harmonic resonance’s and rich overtones.

Tibetan singing bowls or Himalayan “singing bowls” are dynamically resonant producing soothing overtones…called singing bowls because when rubbed in a circular movement along the outside lip with a striker, a clear and beautiful sound is released. The sound is definitely soothing. The sound frequency is definitely richer when the cushion is used with the bowls

Imagine using the singing bowl to free up the tensions of stressed children or for us busy adults. Each bowl is cast from a secret formula of metal alloys, and then hammered into shape. Exact dimensions and shape vary somewhat from bowl to bowl.

Playing Instructions and Tips:-

  • Technique 1.
      • Hold the singing bowl on the palm of one hand. For smaller bowls, seven inches and under, hold on your fingertips.
      • Grasp the rubbing stick about mid-length, with all the fingertips pointing downwards and touching the wood. Palm down.
      • Gently tap the rubbing stick against the side of the bowl to “warm-up” the bell.
      • Now gently tap the bowl once in a clock-wise direction from the further point from you. Then at the right side once, again at the closest point to you, then finally at the most left point of the bowl. You will make four taps.
    • Technique 2.
      • Following on from the first three points above…
      • Now, with an even pressure, rub the rubbing stick clockwise around the outside edge of the rim of the bowl. Use a full arm movement, just like stirring a big kettle of soup, and keep the mallet straight up and down! Again, it’s not a wrist movement, but a full-arm movement.
      • Remember to apply pressure– the mallet friction against the
        outer rim produces vibrations which result in sound.

Experiment with your speed. Usually people go too fast! Let the sound build up slowly as the singing bowl picks up the vibration.

Breaking in Your Rubbing Stick

The rubbing stick that comes with your Tibetan singing bowl is handmade of Himalayan hardwood. When you play the bowl, using the stick-around-the-rim technique, the friction of the stick produces vibrations which result in the sound. In the beginning the stick is relatively smooth, but as you continue to use it, it will develop “micro-grooves”, shallow grooves which help to grab more of the playing edge of the bowl. Allow about five minutes for initial break-in of a new rubbing stick. As you use it more the micro-grooves become impressed in your rubbing stick and you will get better sound and easier playing from your bowl.

The Wah-Wah

Most all Tibetan singing bowls have natural wah-wahs which you can amplify and bend by using the wah-wah technique.

  • Get the bowl singing by using the mallet-around-the-rim technique described above. Pull the mallet away from the bowl and let the bowl continue to sing.
  • While still holding the bowl in your hand, raise the bowl up to your mouth so that the outside rim is just above the opening of your mouth and about an inch away.
  • Open and close your mouth while thinking of the sound wah-wah. You are not actually making any sound with your mouth, but simply changing the shape of the oral cavity so as to allow the sound of the singing bowl to bounce around inside of your mouth and then be reflected back. By changing the size of the oral cavity you are modulating the sound!

Experiment with the relative position of your mouth to the outside bowl rim. Also, if you turn the bowl, while experimenting with the wah-wah effect, you will find “hot spots” where the bowl is naturally louder.

Water Bowl Sounds

A special sound effect can be produced by adding a small amount of water to the bottom of the singing bowl. The sounds produced using this technique sound like dolphins singing!

  • The amount of water to use varies with the individual bowl. Start by pouring about 3/4″ of water into the bowl. Be careful NOT to get the outside rim of the bowl wet.
  • Now, play the bowl using the stick-around- the-rim technique. Bring up the sound by using a steady even pressure. Pull the rubbing stick away from the bowl rim and let the bowl continue to sing.
  • Still holding the bowl in your hand, tilt the bowl so that the water inside gently laps up toward the inside rim. Continue to gently swirl and tilt the bowl and the water.

Experiment with the amount of water used. Usually the best effect is produced with a minimum amount of water. Keep a towel handy for when spills may happen. This can be especially interesting if you add some fragrant flowers such as Gardenia, or frangipani to the water and allow the fragrance to “float” through the air. Remember not to keep the water in the bowls whilst not attending to it as it can become corrosive to the bowl.

However and above all, enjoy, respect and play your singing bowl with the love that you have from The Universe and it will reward you richly.

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Bright Blessings

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The Vision That Started it All

One sunny Saturday morning as I was sitting at the breakfast table
sipping my morning peppermint tea, and staring into space between
here and there, a vision came to me so bright and clear, I could not
ignore it. I saw my great-grandmother standing by her grave-site,
next to a beautiful big old Elm Tree. She was looking at me and
when we made eye contact, she turned to look down at her grave.
She looked so sad. Then came another vision superimposing upon
this one. It was of seven tarot cards and they were lined up above my
great-grandmother’s head. She looked up at them, herself.

They were all turned face down. As I looked at each one in turn, it
turned face up. I interpreted each one, in my mind, saying what the
card was. (Keep in mind that up until this point, I had not seen a
tarot deck in this life-time). As I interpreted each card, it turned face
down again. By the time I reached the seventh card, I “knew” I could
read the tarot cards. The vision of the cards disappeared from view
which left the vision of my great-grandmother. I knew I just had to
go and visit her grave. So I did and found the grave-site of my great grandfather
nearby, as well. When I returned home, it was as though
the knowledge of the tarot card reading had been passed on to me.
My great-grandmother’s spirit had come to me to tell me that she
used to read the playing cards when she was alive. I was only
vaguely aware of this, as in most family histories, the youngest
members are not always privy to such facts.

So now, having been “awoken” from my slumber lay in real life
to the wonderful gift of Tarot Reading way back twenty plus years
ago, I began teaching this art while trying to explain what the
different cards meant and how to best lay the spreads to people who
simply wanted to know what was going to happen next in their daily
lives. What they really wanted was a fix all that would tell them
everything would be fine.

So, in the last few years I have been busying myself with Tarot
Reading Workshops and teaching people the simple way to read the
Tarot Cards. Without mystery. Without judgement. Without
hassle. I resorted to the very old and ancient way I had been taught
many, many, lifetimes ago. I liken the times to those of the Ancient
Greeks and Romans when life was so much simpler and easier. Of
course, this could have even been in a different dimension of time
and space. For those answers you will have to await my book
“Thymeline – The Three Pillars” which is due out in late 2016.
In the mean time, I invite you to have your own Tarot Cards at the
ready, sit back, take a sip of your tea or coffee (each to your own)
and be ready to learn to take on this Workshop in Tarot Reading with
Sandy Cee and Connect through Spirit: Rider Waite Deck.
Bright Blessings
Sandy Cee

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Fluorite

Fluorite heightens mental abilities, assisting in rapid organization and processing of information and can bring mental clarity and stability to an otherwise chaotic situation.  Fluorite absorbs negative energies from the environment and is effective at Auric and Chakra cleansing.  Fluorite can also shield the user from psychic manipulation.  Due to its powerful ability to absorb negative energies, Fluorite can be cleared often.

Physically, Fluorite is known to strengthen bones and teeth, and ameliorate the pain associated with arthritis.  Fluorite is also used to enhance mental functions by balancing the chemistry in the brain.

In addition to the general metaphysical uses of Fluorite, there are unique properties associated with the  different colours of Fluorite.  Rainbow Fluorite exhibits a combination of these properties.

Green Fluorite aids access to intuition.  Green Fluorite can ground and absorb excess energy, including environmental energies.  Use Green Fluorite to cleanse and renew the chakras. Wonderful healing piece! Vibrates to the number 2.

When used with the Third Eye Chakra, Blue Fluorite brings spiritual awaking and clear communication between the physical and spiritual planes.  Used with the Throat Chakra, Blue Fluorite aids in orderly communication of intuitive insights.  The calm, serene energy of Blue Fluorite brings inner peace. Vibrates to the number 2.

Purple Fluorite stimulates the Third Eye Chakra and brings some common sense to psychic intuition.  Use Purple Fluorite when you want to really focus on the expression of Spirit, and communicate precisely its messages. Vibrates to the Master Number 77.

Yellow Fluorite brings understanding and manifestation to intuitions.  A stone of unity, Yellow Fluorite harmonizes group energy and enhances creativity. Excellent detox stone!  Vibrates to the number 9.

Use Clear, colourless Fluorite with the Crown Chakra to bring about a merging of personal and spiritual energies.  Clear Fluorite aligns all of the chakras, and helps you see what is holding you back in your spiritual evolution. Vibrates to the number 2.

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Ace – High or Low

Have you ever watched the flag bearers at the Olympic Games? Look at the individual carrying the flag. He or She is filled with a sense of pride and responsibility as the march continues on its way. They wend their way around the games, leading their home teams. He or she is at the front of the team. Saying “make way, this is us from…” what ever country they are all from.

The Ace may represent One, or represent the whole of the suit. Either way, it is at the front, leading the team of that suit on, around the games to participate in the game of life. The game of telling the future. The Ace is at the front, in full regalia of that suit. Look at the Ace of which ever suit you pick up. It is larger than all of the other minor arcana cards. It is saying “I am One of this suit”

The Ace is therefore of high importance in a tarot spread. It carries a great deal of weight, whether it is One, or the card above the King. In some ways, it is a wild card, as it reaches out and packs a proverbial punch in the tarot reading.

If there are many lower numbered cards around, then take it more as a number 1, meaning it is before the two of whatever suit is following it. If however, it falls around a significant number of court cards, then it can be taken as a high card – above that of the King of that suit.

There are a variety of situations the ace may be involved in. It may fall before one or some of the minor arcana and therefore it means a lesser value. It could fall after these same cards and, while still meaning a lesser value, it can also be significant enough to say THAT is what it is, rather than I think it is this…

The higher the numbered cards that fall before or after the ace, the more significant it will be in the reading.

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Wednesday-Overcoming Difficulties

Today’s card is: Overcoming Difficulties

Archangel Jeremiel: “The worst is behind you and you are surmounting any previous challenges”

Don’t you hate it when, with every step we take, there are challenges and obstacles preventing us from moving forward? Obstacles seem to happen adhoc, when and where, at the worst possible moments. These obstacles can range anything from a flat tyre when we need to go out in a hurry, to forgetting our wallet when we want to go shopping. And, of course, anything in between, before or after. Sometimes they come in threes, and sometimes lots of threes. I know, I have counted them.

So for this card to come up today, is a clear message telling us that our challenges are behind us and we are allowed to move on to new and exciting life events. Today, a new washing machine arrived at our house-hold. This is not exciting news, ordinarily. However, it is exciting when you consider that we paid for it, including an exorbitant amount for delivery (which was only from around 10km away) around 17th February and today is the 8th March. As Greg told them on more than one occasion – we could have walked there, dragging our flat-bed trolley along, picked it up and walked home in less than half that time. (So, we’re a bit out of condition..)

So now, I don’t have to worry and stress that I am running out of clean clothes, sheets, towels and the like. I don’t have to hand wash everything else and wait double the timing for my clothes drier to dry them all off. I can wash. This new little washing machine will be going like a workhorse yet.

Yes, Overcoming Difficulties is very appropriate for us today. What difficulties are you surmounting, I wonder? Why not comment below and share some relief along the way.

Bright Blessings

Sandy Cee

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Tarot Workshop with Sandy Cee

Have you ever wanted to learn to read the Tarot cards? Find the cards a complete and utter mystery? Think that you have to have “the gift’ to be able to read the Tarot cards?

Well, it is easier than you think. I have been teaching Tarot reading for many years and always find it intriguing, no matter which deck I am teaching which student. In fact, my very first student took up my workshop after a recent discovery of Tarot cards. He went out in under a month to commence his new career as a Tarot Reader.

Tarot reading has to be interesting, and it is. I mean, what other tools of divination can you use to visually find the answers to questions with as much detail as a tarot deck? In this book, you will discover how easy it is to pick up a deck of tarot cards and be reading them with confidence in just a matter of hours.

Based on the workshop format that I developed for all of my workshops, I have started at the very beginning and presumed you know nothing about tarot reading. I have outlined the three different groups of the tarot deck – The Minor Arcana, The Court Cards and the Major Arcana. Then I have displayed them in the correct order that they were meant to be displayed so you can easily see the meaning of each suit and archetype.

This is a method of reading the tarot cards which I was taught in a very ancient life-time. When I had a mentor who was not only a great card reader, yet also a great spiritual diviner. She could find the answers to anything. Originally she used the simple playing cards and this is what she taught me. Then progressed to the tarot. Today, she is one my of my Spirit Guides.

This Ebook is divided into six main sections and displays each card of the Rider Waite in full colour so there will be no misinterpretations. You can see the Table of Contents and purchase the book as a Kindle Ebook for now. If you are interested in purchasing this book in paperback, please feel free to contact us for more details.

 

 

 

 

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The Fairy Garden Under the Jacaranda Tree

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Do you have fairies living in the bottom of your garden? I do. Although it is a bit over run right now with Cactus and a huge Jacaranda tree that was planted from seed, there is still enough greenery to keep them reasonably happy.

I will never forget the first time I had the experience of seeing Fairies at the bottom of our Garden. It was many years ago now when we had a beautiful fernery down the back of our garage. We actually had two of them One was covered with the purple grapes of Wisteria, Yellow puffy flowers of a (semi) Climbing Rose, and the beautiful majestic Jasmine. They all bloomed at the same time of the year and it was a visual and scented feast for our senses.

The other fernery was next to that one and housed our orchids, and smaller bush flowers, along with some climbing flowering vines. The names of which I am not sure after so many years. Although I can certainly paint the visual image.

On one side were about a dozen large grey concrete pots housing our beautiful yellow standard orchids. Lined up against the old wooden paling fence in a row two aside each other. On the other side of the pathway was a large hanging home made wooden frame with a string lattice in the middle allowing the other flowering vines to climb up the sides and along the string to form a beautiful lattice that, when flowering in bloom, formed its own visual feast.

The pathway was home made again, with a very narrow strip of cement going from the entrance down to the back fence. On the pathway, was small ash, small pebbles, and a variety of plastic beads which I had broken from my home made necklaces. Really, it was just to add a special touch of colour.

There were also some other small and medium flowering shrubs of various colours in and outside of the fernery toward the back fence. On the day i was watering the flowers as I always did every afternoon when I came home, I started to hear tiny voices. These voices where saying “Yes she did!” and “No she did not!” I could hear them very indignantly emphasizing every yes and did and no and did not. It seemed to come straight out of What Katy Did and i was curious even more.

I kept the hose water flowing on the orchids and then moved down toward the wooden fence to be closer to these voices. Then I heard much laughter which sounded like a small crowd far away. The further I moved toward to fence, the louder the voices became. Then the miracle happened!

I looked down to the very corner of the fernery, on the ground, and saw an incredible sight. To this day, I make the claim I saw this feast with my very own eyes. Miniature vertical Ferris wheels, small merry-go-rounds, and crowds of tiny little people with wings on all milling around with the tiniest of ice-creams in their hands. I do remember that not all of them had wings on their backs, but they were all clothed in happy colourful clothing.

Many years later, when I finally came through my “re-awakening” I was told by a few of my Spirit Guardians that they were actually some of my Fairy friends. What i described to them and remembered to them was for real and they told me that fairies just love colour and perfume.

Under the Jacaranda Tree

So, under this giant of a Jacaranda tree, we have the lovely Wisteria vine climbing it. They both bloom very close to each other and the bees and the fairies just love it all.