Playing with Tarot

Playing with Tarot

using tarot cards for the law of attraction tarot spread and find out what I am manifesting
Every once in a while when I feel a bit lost or restless, I like to pull out my tarot cards to gain some insight or guidance.  I use it as a GPS when I get lost to find my way back on track.
Pinterest has some nifty (yes, I use the word nifty) spreads, that I liked and started using.  This one I got from, and it is called the Tarot Spread for Manifesting.  Keep in mind that I am new to this and still reading from a book to find the meaning of the cards, so be very forgiving with me.  
You can also search along for the meaning.  I use Josephine Ellershaw “Easy Tarot Handbook” with its accompanying Tarot cards to read them.
Here we go, are you ready?
#1 card is the vibration I am emitting.
I drew the Ten of Pentacles. It seems I am emitting beaucoup bucks!  This card represents considerable wealth.  When you look at the card, you see a treasure box filled with pentacles spilling out and a cute little mouse smiling.  I would be smiling too if I came across all that gold.
#2 card is something I need to be open to receiving.
I drew the Nine of Pentacles.  In case you asked, yes I shuffle the cards and they are not supposed to come out in order but, they have a mind of their own.  The Nine of Pentacles symbolizes hard work coming to fruition.  You see the lady on the card, just chillaxing with her pet bird and no big deal with a shit load of pentacles hanging on her tree.  I take it; I need to be opened to work hard for the pentacles.  Why do I hear that Donna Summer song in my head? “She works hard for the money, so hard for it honey”.
#3 card is what will come once I open myself to card #2
I drew the Queen of Wands. This lady is humorous, full of energy and a fucking riot at parties.  The downside, she’s a bit disorganized, what with all the different shit she has to get done, all while having a smile, it can get a bit tricky.  So once I work hard and earn my gold, I can party like its 1999?
#4 card is the next step I need to take
I drew the King of Pentacles.  This guy is patient and sees things to the finish.  He is generous with his money but not stupid, i.e., “you get a car, you get a car, you get a car!”  So I take it, my next step will be to get consistent.  Finish that project, see that goal to the end and be patient.  I can’t believe I just wrote that…be patient…jeez.  Easier written than done, that’s for sure.
#5 card is how can I manifest even more successfully  
I drew the Four of Swords.  I love this guy because he is napping! This is my favorite pastime.  This card represents a need to lay low and yes nap to rejuvenate.  I knew it! Even the cards are telling me that naps are good.  I love being right.
#6 card is a message from my higher self or my spirit guide
I drew the King of Cups.  This guy is just super chill sitting in his chair looking at his cup.  Maybe it has wine in it.  He is loyal, kind and everyone likes him.  So perhaps my higher self is looking after me in a warm and caring way.  I certainly do hope so, or else I’m screwed.
Let me know what you think, or if you have other meanings for the cards represented, I would love to hear those too.

5 Easy Steps to Harness the Energy of the Super Moon

5 Easy Steps to Harness the Energy of the Super Moon

How to harness the energy from the super moon and start manifesting things into your life
The Super Moon as seen from El Paso, Tx

I’m so full of emotions! Today is a full moon and Super Moon. This is a very rare occurrence and it will be one that we will have to wait for a long time to see again. Flipping through the imaginary pages of the World Wide Web, I found that the next time the moon will be this close is 2034.  So take advantage of this people.

Tonight everything will be magnified X1000, hence why I’m a bag of emotions right now. But setting them aside, I wanted to tell you about what you can do to harness the energy of this very special moon.
I know, I know you are going to say “That’s some new age bullshit” but I’m telling you, it works. Why do you think wolf howl at it, it’s fucking powerful! So this is what I suggest:

1. Come home today and cleanse yourself. Take a shower and pretend you are taking away all of the negative energy with each scrub. Look at the water coming down from your body and draining down the drain. Imagine these are all those things that you are letting go which don’t help you in life.

2. Now you are ready! Put on some loose clothing and go outside to bathe yourself in the power of the moon. Take your journal with you. I said journal, not iPad, or iPhone or any other gadget you may have. The moon is old fashion, use pen and paper.
3. Write down your prayers. What do you want? What are you grateful for? What do you want to see more in your life? Only write down positive things. Now is not the time to concentrate on the negative. Remember the super moon’s energy is powerful, you do not want to attract negative shit just positive. I can’t emphasize enough, write only what you want, don’t be a negative nancy.
4. Then say that shit out loud! I know super embarrassing but say it either way! You are acknowledging the things that you want, you will do, you want to attract. So say it! Feel every emotion that comes with those words. Take ownership of those words, they are yours, and you are speaking them into existence.
5. Take a few minutes to meditate on what you said. Then go to sleep. Once in a while look at your prayer and say it out loud before bed.  Watch your dreams come to life.
The Sword that Won the War

The Sword that Won the War

I was scrolling through my Instagram while eating breakfast.  I came across Denzel Washington’s speech, where he won the Image Award for outstanding actor in a motion picture.  He said, “If you fall seven times, you get up eight.”  He then finished his speech with “Ease is a greater threat to progress than hardship.”  This last line punched me in the gut.
Ease is a greater threat to progress than hardship.  Saying this out loud, reminded me of all those moments when I wanted everything to be so simple.  Those times that I will cry and looked at the heavens, asking God why my life couldn’t be easy.  “Why was everything so hard?!” I would ask in my moments of desperation.
I also remembered, that just before all of my victories, there was a lot of misery.  It dawned on me that I was breaking walls to get to the other side.  The door was not left ajar, nor the window was left open for me to come thru.  During my most desperate moments, I had to bull doze my way to reach my goal. 
Not only do I love Denzel Washington as an actor, but I also love the charisma with which he talks and conveys his testimony.  It never fails to keep me engaged and help me to draw inspiration into my own life.  It’s true we don’t really grow through ease.  
Like a sword, we are forged by fire, hammered to shape and solidified by ice.  In the same way, a sword comes to life, we come into being.  The hardships in life mold us, our commitment to getting up every time we fall down shapes us and the consistency of doing this, time and time again, makes us.  Through this hardship, commitment and consistency, we become that sword through which victories are won.  
The Magic Behind the Law of Attraction

The Magic Behind the Law of Attraction

the magic behind the law of attraction, The Secret, Having self-love, reading self help books, Attracting wealth and prosperity.
Have you thought of something so hard? Wanted something so bad? Dreamed it? Tasted it?  You knew it was yours, you were so sure, and then it was.  When I was little, I knew that if I prayed with fervor whatever I asked for it was mine.
I did not realize then what I know now; that I was using the law of attraction.  My energy, positivity, and knowledge that what I wanted will come true were fertile grounds for my dreams.  The years passed and I got older, a bit sarcastic, jaded by some life experiences and lost my mojo to attract the things that I wanted.  
Fast forward to two years ago, and I came across the book ‘The Secret.’  The title sounded super mysterious like a Sue Grafton novel, and I was intrigued.  What was the secret to people attaining all their wishes?  I knew that hard work and perseverance make things happen.  I knew about not giving up.  What I did not know was that ‘The Secret’ was something as simple as wishing.
Here I was, thinking that those people with their visualization boards were crazy!  Instead, they are all part of The Secret!
People who visualize; see their dreams coming true, are the ones that are making things happen!  
I know that some of you may have that ‘crazy’ friend that tells you about their big idea but don’t know how the heck they will do it.   You try to tell them about all the ‘what ifs’ scenario but they don’t care, they just know that they are going to write the greatest book about a young teenage wizard.   While they are telling you this, you are thinking ‘you can’t even afford a typewriter to write that book.’  JK Rowling anyone?
Those crazy dreamers are onto something! They are working with the law of attraction.
It’s like magic! No?
If you feel stuck right now or think that you are not getting anywhere, I suggest you read ‘The Secret.’  If you are not into reading, get it on audible.  If you are not into audible and have a Netflix subscription, it’s there! Watch it.  You can thank me later.
Create your vision board.  Make your dream house out of clay, imagine yourself walking through your beautiful red door, walking across the living room and stepping on your shiny hardwood floors, walking up the stairs and opening the door to your master bedroom.  Meditate on this, dream it, feel yourself there, and it will be yours.  
It’s so easy! But you have to believe in it.  It’s like praying, you have to know in your heart that it is yours already.  Give thanks for it and continue to live your life.
When I was little this dreaming and knowing that my dreams will come true because God listens to me was so easy.  I was innocent, and I knew that everything I asked for, I deserve because I was a good girl.  So for sure, I will get it! Duh! 
With adulting came some not so great moments where I lost that innocence, and I thought there were certain things I did not deserve nor should I have because maybe I’m not such a good person after all.  When I was wronged, I did not know how to forgive others.  When I wronged someone, I did not know how to forgive myself.  Holding grudges and self-hate polluted my heart.   I stopped asking with fervor, and I stopped expecting for the good things to come because surely I was not meant to have them.
Self-help book after self-help book, family, friends, and now my amazing husband have helped me to regain the peace in my heart and soul that I lost along the way.  I now know that I deserve all the good things to come and I know that they will come because I deserve them.
My husband was one of those things that I prayed for.  Two years ago, I wrote the characteristics of my husband in one of my notebooks.  I wrote a prayer for him, close the book and put it away.  I just knew he will come.  A year later this super annoying guy came to my job and would not leave me alone till I went on a date with him.  He courted me for months with Starbucks and lunch outings.  One day I decided to give him a shot, and the rest is history.  A beautiful dream that came true.
Walk the Talk

Walk the Talk

One thing that gets under my skin is whiners.  Let’s not be a whiner, people.  I hear them everywhere.  Whining about their jobs, their situation, lack of money, their relationships.  You name it, if there is something to cry about, the Professional Whiner will find a way to complain.  
What infuriates me the most is when the opportunity to change to do something different is thrown at them, better yet, given to them on a precious gold platter and they don’t take it.  
It’s almost as if the Professional Whiner is content with complaining all the time; as if they prefer it that way.  Maybe their lives will feel empty if there is nothing to complain about.  Then who would hear them? What would they have to say? Would their lives have meaning? Without complaining?
It could be that they are afraid and find comfort in the habit they have developed:
  1. don’t do anything
  2. whine
  3. get same results
  4. whine
  5. repeat
After all, taking a leap of faith takes a lot of courage.  Making that change will require a lot of it.  Changing that job, removing toxic people, going against the habit that’s been ingrained for years, boy that will take a mountain of courage!
I could see why it will be more comfortable to whine.  At least you know what’s coming, you know it’s going to suck, and then you get to complain about it, which is the reward.  Its a ritual and a self-fulfilling prophecy.  
That energy used to complain usually brings about more things to complain about.  It’s almost like a cloud that surrounds the person alienates him and closes off all of the sunshine.  Only the rain comes thru nothing else.  Shoot, I would whine too!
But why not jump?  Why not close your eyes, inhale and fall?  What’s the worst that could happen?  Something bad happens again?  Then you will just get to whine some more like you’ve done before.  No big deal.
But what if something great happens?  What if with just a bit of hard work and some uncomfortable moments you walk that talk.  All those things that you complain about, you change them.  With one step in front of the other you walk the path that you have not walked before to get a different set of results.  What  if…
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