Monday, December 8, 2014

Divination & Esoterica

Earlier this year I started a blog about divination. When I merged all my blogs I reverted the posts to drafts, with the intent of merging them in and starting to blog about divination and such things from time to time. I will discuss various forms of divination, some that I've worked with for the greater part of my life, and some that I'm brand-new to. I'll talk about tarot, dowsing, runes, crystal gazing, and much more. I'll review tarot decks, talk about spreads, highlight cards for discussion, talk about rune meanings and spreads, and give information on other methods of divination as well.

I also plan to cover other things esoteric. I am a Reiki Master/Teacher, and I plan to devote time in this blog to talking about what Reiki is and how it's used - as well as how you can learn Reiki and become a practitioner. I will talk about crystals and their use for healing and divination, and pretty much any other topic that I find to discuss. You are also always free to suggest topics, and I will do my best to cover them.

I offer, free to everyone that's interested, Reiki energy sends. I'm going to put an email link in the sidebar to send me your needs. You can add a friend or family member, or ask for Reiki for yourself. I will add you to my list and send you Reiki every day. More on the methods I use to do that in a later entry!

I also offer, for a donation, tarot card readings via email. My basic reading is a three card spread (past/present/future) but if you feel you need a longer reading we can certainly work something out. A suggested donation for the basic reading is $5, but I won't turn anyone away. If you need a reading and can't afford it, that's not a problem - just use the email link to contact me and we'll work it out. All donations will be greatly appreciated.

This is a new format for me. I've been reading cards both face-to-face and via email for my whole adult life, and this is the first time I'm offering this service at large on the internet. It's an experiment, we'll see how it goes! So... here goes something wonderful (take two).

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Meditation? It's something to think about.

So, seriously, do you meditate? I have such trouble figuring out when and how. I'm reluctant to be in complete silence because my ears ring a bit, and I've become accustomed over the years to music on or the tv on all the time. I fidget due to body pain. My mind wanders. I can, and do, think of a million reasons to delay or put off classic meditation, which is why I've developed other ways to settle my mind and reach deep inside me.

One of the best ways for me is breathing, and counting my breaths. I set up a pattern and try to keep with it. If my mind wanders, I start the pattern over again. That's it. One of the patterns I use is: breathe in to the count of four, hold for four, breathe out for four, hold for four, repeat. Pick the number you're comfortable with, and never overtax yourself because that negates the whole purpose. Another good one is just count five breaths (with one inhalation and one exhalation counting as one) and start over. If you get distracted, start back at one. It is amazing how "zen" you'll feel, and how fast. Try it anywhere - you can zone out with noise or silence, day or night, in any comfortable position.

The point of meditation for the average busy adult is to find a space inside our minds where we can be calm, cool, collected, and safe. I'm trying to use these brief but intense meditation breaks each day to help with my pain issues and focus problems, and I have hope that they'll lead me into the ability to do longer and deeper mediation sessions as I go along. Who knows what I'll find deep down in the crevices of my brain!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Oh, Seamus...

Oh, Seamus. People on at least three continents know that I am utterly yours, your Human Slave, your devoted attendant, a Wholly Owned Subsidiary of Seamus, Inc. You are either sleeping on me or walking across me about 90% of the time. Why then is it necessary to catch me when I'm otherwise occupied (in this case on the floor doing yoga and so not in much of a position to resist) and mark me within an inch of my life? You must have circled me a dozen times, yipping and rubbing your very cold, wet nose and every available scent gland on every scrap of skin and clothing. I got up from my exercise feeling rather sticky and half deaf. Are you somehow worried that everyone hasn't caught on that you own me?

I do love you, but a little less wiping cat snot on me would be nice.

-Your Human

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Welcome to the New and Improved Cosmic Motor

I've done some blog juggling, and decided that I want to completely redo things. I'll be posting new content on a wide variety of subjects, and re-writing and re-publishing old entries. Look forward to essays, poetry, rants, funny stories, discussion of some esoteric topics and more. I will appreciate any feedback, and I'd love for you to share any entries that you think others might enjoy. It's been a while since I've done any serious writing, and I'm kind of itching to get back to it.