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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, October 27, 2010

Think about it...

Yesterday as the world turned in its usual way I found a great many things surrounded me that made me feel out of whack. Somehow those things really seemed to get to me. I allowed them in and from that moment that I allowed them in those negatives began to take over. My entire day was filled with the feeling of inadequacy. I felt as though nothing I did was good enough.
Then something happened, I realized what I was allowing in my life. I had allowed the feelings and thoughts of others to invade me. I took their negatives and made them my own. Oh sure, I had plenty going on that would stress anyone out but this time I allowed myself to feel depressed over those things.

Once I was feeling low, the next negative was able to creep in. This drama and that drama, most having nothing to do with me at all, seemed to pile onto my shoulders. I began working toward fixing the negatives instead of focusing on the positives.

Once I realized that things were beginning to spin out of control, I paused and found the beauty of life and nature that was visible to me at that moment. Suddenly things seemed clearer, brighter, and more peaceful. As I continued to focus on those positives I found myself appreciating the little things and that made my life seem fuller.

I am writing this as a reminder to all that we are all human. We will all have moments that feel as though life is more than we can bear, but there is hope. We have to find within ourselves the positives that bring us happiness. We need to put aside the worries and sadness in order to see the beauty of things around us and fully appreciate it. When we can do that we can move forward into the light of happiness.

Great memories of things that brought us through sadness or times we were truly happy can help us get through the rough patches along the path of life. We can focus on the magick of love that we shared with another, or the passion we found in ourselves as we jumped into doing a favorite hobby or project. Any number of the special memories that live within us can guide us to happiness again.

It is a fact that when we can find the positives in a little thing we can accomplish anything.

Think about it... if you pass someone on the street and they give you a dirty look your first reaction is a negative one, but maybe they were having a bad day and in no way intended to direct it to you. They did however just put you into the negative, though they were not trying to.

On the other hand if someone passes you on the street and you are having a bad day but they give you a smile or say something friendly it tends to turn your bad day into a good day, and you are compelled to send a smile right back to them in a cheery offering of silent understanding.

Now is the moment to reach out of the darkness that may have been clouding your view, your moment, and your life...share a smile, a happy moment, or positive word with another and feel how good making someone else can feel. Brighten your day by brightening the day of someone else. See life as a positive, not a burden.

Allow the positives of the life to fill you up and overflow from you to others...this alone will bring you great joy and it will set the standard for the world, the universe, and Spirit to send you even more positives. Be thankful for the little things and allow that thankfulness, that gratitude to fill your heart with happiness.

Think about what you do and say and how it will affect others around you. Say something positive and say it with a smile. It is a guarantee that the universe will act in kind and the happiness that you share with others will be returned to you. Don't forget to be thankful for each positive moment for that too shall reward you.

Many blessings to you as you begin your journey today. Each day is the first day of the rest of your life and each step on your path is the next step along your wonderful, magickal, and happy journey!

Many smiles from Lena

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Chilean miners being rescued is a miracle beyond measure

Headlines all over the television and the internet are talking about the miraculous rescue of 33 Chilean miners; Topeka and Lawrence are no exception. People all around the world are watching as the miners that have been trapped under ground in Chile are rescued one by one.

After being trapped a mile beneath the surface for ten long weeks the first of the 33 trapped miners made their way to freedom as the world watched on television and the internet. At last count eleven had surfaced and efforts continue to bring the rest to safety.

Their inspiring story is being broadcast through the feeds on the internet and Facebook is filled with status messages about the faith, hope, love and prayers that helped carry these miners through the long frightening days.

They pulled together as a team and shared their resources while the world above them prayed for their safe return to their families and friends. Even when it seemed hopeless the workers and miners never gave up. The miners continued to work together to keep one another alive and calm.

Now they are being rescued as the world is witness to the miracle that all things are possible in faith. Their story is one to make the rest of us stop and think about what is really important and remember that so much more gets done when we stick together.

Prayers of thanks go out to Spirit from around the globe and to the workers that spent numerous hours working to bring these men back to the surface.

May each of us be thankful for all that we have, all that we are given, and all that will be as we rejoice in this miracle. May each life be filled with peace, light, love, and ever continuing faith as we journey forward into the future.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Mastering the Tarot with local area writer and certified Tarot Master Instructor, Dawn Rothwell Grey

Mastering the art of Tarot can be a long and difficult process if attempting to do it on your own. Dawn Rothwell Grey, Certified Tarot Master Instructor, offers a complete course to help you work your way through from Tarot reader to Master Level Tarot Reader and to do it in an easy manner.
“Mastering the Tarot: A Complete Home Study Course” is intended to take the student through each step of mastering the Tarot in a way that will allow the student to fully develop their skills and understanding in their own way and at their own pace.

Upon completion of the manual you will be a Tarot Master and able to obtain a certificate from Dawn stating that you have completed this Master level course.

Dawn is highly accredited as are her courses. Her training and personal experiences have guided her in providing this course and many others to the public. Best of all, she makes them affordable to all that have the calling to pursue a spiritual path.

Throughout the course Dawn takes the student through each card and the basics as well as the in depth description based on numerology, astrology, and the history of the Tarot. She explains in detail the way to build your very own tarot journal and how to put each reading in story form so it is easily understood by the client.
The course focuses on the symbolic meanings of the cards and how they relate to the daily lives of the clients. She also covers the ideas, thoughts, and spreads as she leads the student through the manual with exercises to help develop those skills from one level to the next.

She even includes the story of the Major Arcana or the “Journey of the Fool” and how to write your own story based on your own experiences. She will guide you through finding keywords and phrases to help you learn and develop into the most skillful reader you can be.

Dawn discusses in detail how to approach a reading with a set code of ethics and standard practices to avoid possible lawsuits. Students learn to increase their credibility with writing articles, spreads, books, and instruction manuals of their own all while developing their own techniques.

Everything within the pages of this well written and detailed manual will prove to be useful to both beginning and advanced Tarot Readers. It is recommended that each student study “Insight Tarot” also by Dawn, as this book is equivalent to the prequel of “Mastering the Tarot: A Complete Home Study Course.”

Dawn includes contact information in the event that the student needs extra assistance or has questions regarding the course in each copy of the manual.

For more information on this and other courses designed and instructed by Dawn Rothwell Grey visit the Reiki Rays Institute website.

Related Sites:

Aruna Center for Spiritual Transformation

World Metaphysical Association

Reiki Rays Institute Facebook fan page

Aruna Center for Spiritual Transformation Facebook fan page

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