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Lena Townsend is a Registered Metaphysical Practitioner (RMP) with the World Metaphysical Association (WMA). Lena also serves as a Membership Coordinator on the WMA Executive Board of Directors. She is a Certified Tarot Master and has been reading Tarot for over ten years. Lena is a Certified Usui Reiki Master Teacher and an Ordained Minister. You may also find Lena writing as the Topeka Psychic Examiner on Examiner.com or working on various projects relating to her many intrests.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Feeling the Frustration

Just because someone has a strong belief in Spirit and they practice the Law of Attraction on a daily basis, that does not mean that they suddenly quit being human. They do not have some magical protection from the tragedies or sufferings of the world, themselves, or others. It simply means that they choose not to focus on the negatives on a constant basis in order to bring about more happiness in their life.

For instance, I am not immune to the pains that the world around me may try to cast upon me. I do have feelings of sadness when someone lies to me or even lies to those that I care about. I have feelings of anger when I am lied to or about.

There are many times in a normal day that I am faced with those "so called friends" that are all about themselves. I am hit in the face with the reality that others may try to bring me down because they are not happy in their own life but this is not a time to give up on my beliefs.

I feel that the most important thing I can do is be honest about how I feel, acknowledge it, and then move past it. The key to making the Law of Attraction work is unwavering faith. That does not mean that we can not feel the hardships of life it means that we need to focus on the good and let go of the hardships.

There are three major ingredients that must go into the mix if one wants the Law of Attraction to work and last; one is faith, one is diligence, and the other is gratitude. If we are faith driven and can ask for what we want with the knowledge that it can be ours and believe that it can, it will happen. Next, we must put in the honest effort by taking the necessary steps to getting the goal accomplished, and through it all we must be truly thankful for all we have and all that will come to us in the future.

This does not make us inhuman or supernatural, we are just determined that there is more to life than misery. We choose to see the happiness and joy as opposed to seeing all of the negativity's that surround us.

I see in people the possibility of failure but I choose to hope that they will be successful. I choose to encourage them instead of discouraging them. I choose to be positive instead of negative. More than anything I choose to put out to the world what I would like to have returned to me.

Yes, I feel the frustrations, but I choose to live, laugh, love, and make great memories, instead.

May peace, light, and love find all that read these words. Please know that the positives of life are not as hard to find as living with the negatives can be. ~ Smiles from Lena

Monday, July 12, 2010

My Weeping Heart

My heart is like the Weeping Willow. When the winds of love brush the branches they sway and dance in delight, but as that wind passes away the branches hang still and heavy. The clouds of the incoming storms shade the earth and the heavy branches cast a shadow beneath them, my heart is filled with darkness, leaving me lonely. Tears shall surely fall as the rains do to the earth washing over me like a flood. It is only then that I realize this too shall renew itself. The branches of the Willow shall not remain still and again the sun will shine; the winds will caress them because the love of the spirit lasts forever. Once more my heart will rejoice in the happiness and the light just as the Willow will sway in the warmth of the sunlight.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Dream Analysis: Double Murder? Me? What?

Figuring out what all of it means

It is strange how some nights we can sleep so peaceful and relaxed and other nights our dreams seem to take us to places we never want to be. Some dreams that start out with mundane tasks turn into a nightmare as they progress.

My dream...

I was talking to my insurance man, of all people, and he was telling me that he knew I was guilty. He said, he knew that I had done it and for that he didn't want anything to do with me. In the dream he was not an insurance man, he was an attorney.

I didn't understand, even in the dream, what it was I was supposedly guilty for. I asked and his response was, "I know you murdered those two innocent people. I know you did it so don't try to tell me you didn't. "

In the dream my family and many of my friends were around me. I was trying to pay my bills and do the grocery shopping when the "attorney" approached me in City Hall. I am not sure what that was about but here in Lawrence, City Hall is where the water, trash, and sewer get paid. Myself, I pay those utilities to the landlord when I pay the rent.

My landlord was the one in the dream that I was paying at City Hall. This is definitely not where I normally pay the rent.

When I heard that I was being accused of murder I felt scared because in the dream I knew I wasn't guilty but I didn't know how to prove my innocence.

I am not sure what this dream means but I do know that it must be important because it felt so real to me. When I awoke from the dream I heard my cell phone ringing to let me know I was receiving a text message from a friend, but I was still focused on the dream and trying to figure out exactly what it meant. I was sweating and feeling very anxious.

I can usually figure out what the dreams I have are about but this one has me stumped. I am for the most part very friendly and easy to get along with. Yes, I have a temper if crossed or betrayed, but I don't believe that I could be capable of murder, and in the dream I wasn't guilty, but I had to prove that I wasn't guilty. I didn't actually commit the murders and don't even know who was murdered. In reality, the Constitution, says that we are "innocent until proven guilty" so why was I having to prove my innocence?

I do know that my family and many of my close friends were with me at the City Hall building in the dream so I know it was none of them that were murdered. That is a good thing.

The other thing that was weird about this dream is that I was in City Hall, this is not a place that I go to on a regular basis. I rarely go anywhere at all but when I do, it is not City Hall. I have not actually been in that building for at least six years, maybe longer.

I know that because of the money situation at my house during the summer, I am often over stressed about money and getting the bills paid. My husbands hours get cut during the summer so that explains that part of the dream.

I have consulted a dream dictionary and a dream analysis book and have yet to come up with the answer to what this dream really means. I know that time will tell and that most of it is probably stress related.

For this one, I must meditate and ask Spirit, then wait to see what comes. If anyone has any ideas they would like to share, I would love to hear them.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Thanking Soldiers Past and Present for Our Freedom

As the Independence Day weekend is officially upon us I find myself thinking of how thankful I am to have the Freedom that I have here in the United States of America. For instance, as a writer, I am free to speak my mind through my writing. As a human I am given the opportunity to choose my religion, to choose where I go and when, and the freedom to protect my family.

It is hard for me to celebrate this FREEDOM without thinking of the many that have come before us and and given their life in order to protect and preserve that FREEDOM. It is hard not to think of the families that have lost fathers,husbands, sons, mothers, wives, and daughters to the tragedy of war.

I hope that everyone that celebrates this weekend will spend a moment in silence for them all. To show our deepest respect and honor to them and their families. I hope that as this moment is spent honoring those that have died we can all remember those that continue to serve and that we pray for their safe return to the country they are protecting and the FREEDOM that they continue to provide. I pray that they are quickly and safely reunited with their families.

To all of those that have served and continue to serve to preserve our FREEDOM.... Thank you!

May Peace, Light, and Love find you all this weekend and always. Happy Independence Day from Lena

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Tarot Whispers By Lena

I have been reading Tarot for over ten years, actually it has been closer to fifteen years now. I have been an Ordained Minister since 2005 and received my certification for reading Tarot in 2007. I recently became registered with the World Metaphysical Association (WMA) as a Registered Metaphysical Practitioner (RMP).

When I was a teenager I read playing cards but did not fully understand the connection between that and Tarot. When I discovered Tarot I decided that I needed to try reading and I asked for a deck as a birthday gift. I requested that a book be a part of the gift as well because I really had no idea how it worked.

I chose the deck but my husband bought it for me as a birthday gift. I choose the "Morgan-Greer" deck and still use them to this day. Of course the deck I use now is not the original deck I got that year, those have long since fallen apart from over usage. I still prefer to work with that deck even though I have a few different ones around.

For the first year I worked with the book all of the time. After that I started realizing my answers, my thoughts were more accurate then the book and began to stick strictly to my own insight for reading.

As the years passed I had a pretty large list of people that I read for on a regular basis and it continues to grow even today. Most people believe my readings to be relaxed and comfortable even if it is their first time being read.

I do not read on Sunday or on Tuesday. When I am asked "why not Sunday" I tell them, "I am a mother of four and a wife, that day is for my family." My oldest son lived with his father growing up and that was my visitation day with him, we made it a special day." And "why not Tuesday," that one is a little more difficult to explain. Some people have a hard time starting the week off, or getting to work on Monday's, well, for me, it was always Tuesday that was my rough day and though it may be "all in my head" I don't want to take a chance on giving someone an inaccurate reading because I am having a bad day.

So, I do read the rest of the week. I prefer to not read before 8 am or after 10pm. I ask for a $25 donation when I read that helps me cover the cost of candles, incense, stones, crystals, salt, herbs, and oils, as I often give those types of things to the person I am reading for if they are in need and I use them when I read. The money also helps with the cost of books and studies as I am still learning new things everyday, for example, I want to take a course in Reiki. I believe that if would be helpful to many that I read for as well as myself, my family, and my wonderful little dog, Toby.

If you would like to know more about my readings or are interested in having one done please feel free to contact me by email at topekapsychicexaminer@hotmail.com. I will gladly answer to the best of my ability and we will work something out on the readings.

Winter Sunrise

Winter Sunrise
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Winter Sunset

Winter Sunset