I was recently asked to give The Smart Witch community page on FB some one card readings. I was more than happy to oblige and began an amazing journey through copious reading requests from over 250 people. I have gotten through 60 people and am capping it at 100 and what I have noticed consistently is how amazed people are by the messages received and the accuracy which seems to be targeting their personal situations. Now don't get me wrong, I am relieved to be interpreting the messages coming through with correct information, but what strikes me is the surprise that people have in how that information could possibly show up in a reading from someone who does not know them and has never even met them in person or spoken to them. And it occurred to me that I sometimes take for granted that of course the messages come through as they do because I trust that the information is coming through for their benefit and Spirit never lies!! So it doesn't seem especially amazing to me as I am only the conduit, one type of conduit that brings forth information that is available to everyone if only we would stop to listen for a quiet moment and hear what our SPIRITUAL STAFF has to say!! I wrote a piece on what Divine Inspiration (my business) is, quite awhile ago and I think it explains how I feel about messages and the process of receiving them etc. I have found that Spirit is constantly trying to get our attention and it is no coincidence that all these souls needed a connection to the messages from Spirit as this is a difficult time of year and also there is so much going on during this evolutionary apocalypse we are in; death, birth, pain, suffering, betrayal, and the list goes on and on. So what has this got to do with the surprise I find at how people receive my readings well......a lot. I feel that what is necessary for the next coming of higher consciousness is that all people begin to have a daily dialogue with Spirit. In other words beyond stress relief and physical relaxation, meditation must become the state in which we live so we can be guided all the time by the Spirits who are with us and want to help us as we are learning lessons in this dimension. Now meditation is not the same for everyone.....some like to chant, sit in silence, walk in nature, surf, what ever you can do that will put you in a frame of mind to receive messages is the goal here. I love my work don't get me wrong and I hope to help people for many years to come with my skill.....but I don't consider it a gift as much as I developed a talent for listening to the very quiet voices of the unseen realm. And you can too!!! And this is what I want to share with everyone!! When we ASK, you must BELIEVE that the information is available to you when ever you need it whether there is a Tarot reader, Palm reader, psychic, medium or whatever around, then by all means please RECEIVE the gift of Spirits help!!!! I am not saying that all these talented people who make a living by reading the cards, myself being one of them, or any other receptive work being done should not be accessed by anyone ever again. I am saying YES and AND please begin to bridge that connection on your own and see what miracles you may see that have been lying around the house that you just didn't see because you missed them. How can we remove the obstacles to TRUE seeing and HEARING?? We can begin by being silent and sitting with ourselves alone and begin to inquire with our minds who is there listening and there for our highest good?? Now be careful that you qualify that your conversations are to be only with your Spiritual Staff and not some random spirit on the unseen, without a body, radio waves. I have had a few conversations with them and it becomes quite a scene as they will literally say anything....so make sure you are tuning your antenna to the private radio wave of your divine connection station. Then when you want a more clear translation come and see me for a reading....then you just might find that I are confirming what you already thought were the messages. And that is the part I love when I hear people say "I thought that was what was going on but I wasn't positive, now I am!!" Eureka!! I have done my job!! And so have you.....by realizing that you can have a personal connection and relationship with everyone who wants to help you connect to your highest self and shine brightly in this world with your purpose:) And I must thank Esther and Jerry Hicks for the message in the photo above as they get the connection in a big way and understand the state of mind one needs to be in to receive all that this life can bring to them, joy, happiness, abundance, love, all of it!! When we shift from victim, perpetrator, silent shadow, loud obnoxious voice to balanced, loving, listening, receptive divine force living in a human form the possibilities will be endless with what we can accomplish on this beautiful planet; peace, end to world hunger, environmental repair, healing on so many levels! SO will you join me in the challenge to make a connection everyday with your Spiritual Staff and ask for whatever you need and also have gratitude in your heart for their help and gifts! With love in my heart to yours ASK, BELIEVE, RECEIVE!!
Many Blessings to all of you!!
Annapurna Devi aka AnnKathleen
Striking a balance between body, mind and soul is a task that is a daily practice for me. Before I made this a daily practice I remember waiting until I was falling down the emotional rabbit hole before I would begin the process and it felt like rolling a boulder up a hill. And I see many of us attempting to create balance when we are in crisis or so far out of balance that the task feels insurmountable. But balance as a daily practice is something quite achievable if we remember to take care of ourselves and create a dialogue with ourselves that is healthy and kind. When we speak to ourselves with harsh, demeaning and demanding words we diminish balance and create a feeling of failure. This feeling of failure can snowball into more dire feelings of depression and often a sense of wanting to end it all can haunt our minds. When we become our own worst enemies we often end up hurting those that we love the most and in the extreme end their lives and our own as I have witnessed twice within this month in my home town of Santa Ynez. This tragedy is often preventable but it takes a commitment to ourselves of daily balance in how we speak and treat ourselves internally. The Dalai Lama often says that his religion is loving kindness and he will also refer to being this way with ourselves as the first step in being able to extend this to others. How can we begin a practice of loving kindness with ourselves? And then how do we extend this to others? I recently read a quote by Marianne Williamson who said “Living a meaningful life is not a popularity contest. If what you’re saying is always getting applause, you’re probably not yet doing the right stuff.” So when we are honest with ourselves and with others we can do so with loving kindness. This is not sugar coating things to the extent that our words become ineffective. Quite the opposite is a more appropriate position. So when we are stating our truth with out blame but owning our feelings and stepping back into self care we create a space to have resolution step into the situation. It is when we deny our feelings and say nothing to others about how their actions have affected us that we deny the very path to loving kindness. I recently had a bout of denial and unsaid words that lead to a departure and sadness with someone with whom I was close. The longer the unsaid words and feelings continued the situation escalated and could have ruined a friendship but due to the outstanding person that she is we are continuing our dialogue with very clear words about our feelings. This has lead to resolution and time will heal this friendship and I have learned a great lesson to trust myself and others with serious feelings of sadness that resulted from how I received another's actions. So out of this I learned to have patience with my sensitivity and although I was told for much of my life that I was too sensitive and my default when I am feeling sad is to deny the feelings and move forward without taking a closer look I now realize that I must tend to the feelings everyday by checking in with myself and how I am feeling in that moment. Pema Chodron wrote a book called Start Where You Are and I often will use the process of accepting where I am and looking at how to return to the balance of peace and love. And yet here was a situation where I was caught up in the denial of my very deep feelings. This is the key to understanding balance in our lives. What is the feeling or feelings you have in this moment that are defining your day? Are you angry, sad, confused, deeply exhausted etc. Or are you happy, joyful, full of gratitude? The work is not to be happy all the time but to be real. What is real for you is not the same as what is real to me. Find your reality whatever that may be. And in all things be kind to yourself and love yourself. You are a child of the Ultimate Creative Force in the Universe and this energy did not make a mistake creating you and your beautiful soul. If you feel pain then put your hand over the pain and acknowledge that it is there. Then receive by asking for help!! Do not hesitate, run to the one that you feel will listen and help. And if there isn't a physical someone then remember the non-physical spirits all around us everyday that watch over us and protect us if we just ask. Arch-angel Michael is here to present you with the sword that will help you to feel victory over your demons. He is strong and steadfast and will never let harm come to you if only you ask for his assistance. As we continue to move into the dark time of the year reach for the light within you and ask for the light to be strong and bright to diminish the shadows that haunt you and illuminate your true self a bright shining soul for the world to witness. As we mourn the loss of those we love remember they left a piece of light from their soul as a gift that you will carry in your heart for the rest of your days. Shine it brightly for them to see from the other side. We can create balance out of the chaos of our lives if only we remember it is a daily task of loving ourselves and listening to our hearts. No one is beyond help and too far gone. We are all worth the effort to create a happier more light filled life. And when Spring comes we can emerge from the chrysalis of winter into the world as a beautiful new butterfly.
This post is dedicated to Gregg and Kimberly Hamilton and to Lori Wolf and Maxwell Pappas may they find peace, light and love.
My mission is to help people become more in tune with their own Soul Spirit plus Spirit Teachers and Angelic Guides resulting in clarity and awareness of the Divine that lives within!