These days, many people are seeking to increase their happiness. Here are a few practice tips to increase your personal happiness.
Start by building your happiness strengths. To get a better understanding of your happiness strengths and weaknesses, take time to explore what makes you happy and learn how to improve upon your happiness weaknesses. You can boast your happiness yourself by starting with gratitude and prioritizing spending time doing fun things. By being more confident, you can really improve your happiness.
• Focus on feeling better about yourself. Note your positive qualities and identify your strengths. This will help to increase your happiness.
• Work can burn many people out. Create a better work-life balance to increase your overall happiness. While creating your work-life balance, start building a growth mindset as well. This refers to the belief that we can change ourselves. When we believe we can change ourselves, we can improve our happiness. Also, reinforce positive memories to create lasting happiness.
• Do not let negative experiences bring you down. Find the silver lining in things and you will increase your overall happiness. Stop your negative thought patterns (like worrying, self-judgment and fear). These thoughts will keep you miserable and you will stop yourself from being happy. Refocus your thoughts when you are being negative and try to be more positive.
• Social media can have a negative effect on our happiness. Take breaks from checking social media and you will get a boost in your happiness.
• Speak to others as you wish to be spoken to. When you are kind to others, they will respond with kindness in return.
• Figure out what you are feeling and gain some clarity on your inner self. This will help with your overall state of happiness. Start living your values and this will also help to improve your happiness. Focus on the good in your life and you will savor the moment and maintain your happiness during rough patches.
• Visualize yourself being happy and your brain act as if you are happy and you will enjoy your experiences more. Be mindful in your daily activities to become more fully engaged in your life. Explore your happiness- what it means to you, what it looks like and what it feels like. Once you do this, you will find more happiness in your life.
• Be more flexible and start changing the norm. Approach your life with enthusiasm. Speak up for yourself and your happiness will flow. Finding your purpose helps to create meaning in your life, this brings happiness and fulfillment.
• Connecting with other like-minded individuals helps to elevate your happiness. To strengthen these relationships, practice kindness and gratitude.
• There is a tendency to return to our old happiness level over time but this does not have to happen. Keep boasting your happiness level by getting out of your comfort zone and adding variety to your happiness plan.
• Be accountability for your own happiness. Do not let yourself get away with being unhappy. Stay on track! You can do this! Build your happiness skills and keep improving your overall well-being.
Are you having concerns regarding your relationship?
There is no perfect relationship and most couples have problems but when you’re feeling confused about the future of the relationship, it might be helpful to consult a psychic about your relationship concerns. People come to me feeling unsure, but through our work together, they learn what their next steps are and how to proceed. More importantly, to trust their decisions. Use your session as a guide to gaining perspective on your relationship.
Start by following your heart. This can help you tune into your desires more. Most times in relationships, people start listening to their minds over their hearts. If you want to make a difficult decision, ask what your heart wants, look at the facts, work with me to see the signs the universe is sending you, and make the decision you know are right for you.
Is there trust in your relationship? If you feel the answer is no, I can help discern if you are being insecure and there is nothing to worry about, or if you are just being unrealistic. And in some cases, if your intuition, which led you to me, is in fact spot on.
Has your partner been distant and unconnected to the relationship? Instead of focusing on what is wrong with the relationship, ask yourself where to make change. Remember, there is always room to grow and set the intention to bettering yourself while bettering the relationship.
Have you been holding onto past relationships and bringing this into your current relationship? The past can stop us from being vulnerable and open in our current relationship. Most of us have baggage but remember to learn from the past and try not to repeat it in the future.
If you want to know about your partner’s thoughts about the relationship, schedule a reading, and let’s tap into the emotions and feelings of your partner. However, this is not a substitute for speaking openly and honestly with your partner. Our work together is to give you the guidance and trust in yourself to have that open and honest discussion.
Have you thought that you and your partner were together in the past? This is always a fascinating topic to explore. Most people tend to repeat patterns in relationships from past lives and if the psychic can see your past life, then you can stop the pattern in this lifetime.
Most couples discuss living together. If you are doubting whether it is a good idea to live together, learn whether or not your energies are compatible. It will help you to gain insight on the best way to live together. Remember to be honest and open with your partner while discussing cohabitation.
Lastly, what is your overall learning from this relationship? Every relationship we experience provides a chance to learn more about ourselves. My goal is to help provide a new understanding and insight into your relationship.
Remember the next time that your mind is overcome with doubts and fears about your relationship, reach out and let me help you gain a deeper understanding and spiritual insight into your relationship. Speak to your partner after your session to discuss everything you learned.
Everything You Need To Know About Moon Cycles and How They Affect You
The moon influences all of us, even if we’re not aware of it. Artists, lovers, astrologists, and scientists, all agree that the moon has the power to affect our thoughts and behaviors. Please enjoy this post that includes some fascinating facts about our enchanting Moon and explains how she affects you.
Spellbinding Facts About Our Beautiful Moon
How The Moon Affects You Based On The Moon Phase You Were Born Under
Born at a NEW MOON - the Moon was invisible at the time of your birth.
Born When The Moon Is CRESCENT - this phase starts when the Moon becomes visible and ends when the first quarter is whole.
Born At A FIRST QUARTER Moon - the moon is between 90 degrees and 135 degrees ahead of the Sun.
Born When The Moon Is GIBBOUS - the Moon is between 135 degrees and 180 degrees ahead of the Sun.
Born At A FULL MOON - the Moon is between 180 degrees and 225 degrees behind the Sun.
Born When The Moon Is DISSEMINATING - the Moon is between 225 degrees and 270 degrees behind the Sun.
Born At The LAST QUARTER Moon - the Moon is between 270 degrees and 315 degrees behind the Sun.
Born At BALSAMIC Moon - the Moon is between 315 degrees until it becomes invisible.
Understanding how Moon phases affect us each individually is a helpful tool in itself -understanding, growth, and provides a clear view of your true mission in this lifetime. To dive deeper into the power of our beautiful Moon contact me. Through my knowledge of astrology and use of Lenormand Cards, I can help you find a better understanding of your soul’s true mission in this lifetime.
If you’ve spent any time researching the different layers of the Spiritual World you’ve most likely come across the phrase ‘astral projection’ or ‘astral travel’. But what is astral projection and how can you - yourself astral project?
What is Astral Projection?
There are two schools of thought on the nature of astral projection, the Phase Model and the Mystical Model.
I personally resonate with the Mystical Model and believe that during astral projection, your conscious mind leaves your physical body and moves into your astral body. Your astral and physical bodies are attached by a silver rope resembling an umbilical cord, and while projecting you are consciously aware of everything you encounter while in your astral body.
The Phase Model
In contrast, this model, created by Robert Monroe, explains that it’s actually impossible to leave your body, and that the astral planes and the physical world are just points in the vast spectrum of consciousness. The theory is that when you project, you're actually phasing into another area of consciousness. Think of it akin to changing a station on a radio. This viewpoint stands on the premise that external reality is actually an internally created state.
How Do You Astral Project?
Astral Projection is an out-of-body experience that can be achieved while awake, via lucid dreaming or deep meditation. It is best if you’re reclining, wearing comfortable clothes, and most importantly – you’re feeling completely relaxed and receptive.
Bonus Tip: If you’re going to Astral Project, place a comforter over your body because your physical body tends to get cold when you travel.
Other Types of Projection
Etheric projection is often used as a synonym for Astral Projection, but this is misleading. During etheric projection, your consciousness enters your etheric body. This etheric body is believed to be the “true” individual and its function is to allow psychic abilities to arise.
Mental projection is the projection of the astral body to the mental plane through the use of mental energy while in the astral plane. In this plane mathematical functions and thoughts manifest physically. The mental plane is usually highly colorful and resembles a kaleidoscope it is separated from the astral plane by the Akashic Records. The Akashic Records is a library of knowledge of all past, present, and future possibilities.
Astral Projection is natural for some people but can be difficult to learn for others. If you’re having a hard time Astral Projecting please don’t get discouraged. Be patient with yourself and practice as often as possible. Astral Projecting can give you access to visions of the past or future, and open your consciousness to a vast dimension of knowledge.
In recent years Lenormand Cards have been gaining huge popularity in the English-speaking world. Even a staggering amount of avid Tarot Card readers have been expanding their decks to include the 36 cards of Lenormand. If you are a part of the ever-growing cartomancy community you may now be asking yourself, how do these two decks compare? And what is all the fuss really about? Here are the four key differences between Lenormand and Tarot Cards.
Each of the 36 cards of the Lenormand deck come with a general symbol and are always meant to be read right side up. If one of the cards in a reading come up reversed in the draw, the reader may note this, then put it back in the spread right side up. It was not negative because of the reversal. With Tarot Cards the reversals usually represent negativity, blockages, or extremes in a reading. While Lenormand Cards are meant to hold both positive and negative connotations with a single symbol.
An example of this is, the Anchor symbol which can indicate resilience and stability, while also indicating that one is stuck, unable to adapt, or holding on to something.
2. Tarot Cards Have Suits (Or Arcana) - Lenormand Do Not
The history of Tarot Cards can be traced all the way back to the 15th century. This deck of cards is divided into the Major and Minor Arcana consisting of 22 symbolic images representing layers upon layers of meaning.
A Lenormand deck is closer related to a deck of playing cards with four court cards and tens pip in each deck. The Lenormand Cards are smaller in size. The stunning imagery and extreme differences between decks make Lenormand cards personal, visually exciting, and expressive. Over the past millennia since its creation, Lenormand Cards have gained countless interpretations and numerous connections to astrology, numerology, hermeticism teachings, Kabbalah and ceremonial magic.
3. Tarot Has A Psychological (And Spiritual) Approach - The Lenormand Deck Has A Practical One
Although originating as far back as the late 18th century, Lenormand Cards have retained their fortune-telling badge of honor. It has always been, and remains, straightforward, and an honest method to take a deeper glimpse into the world around you. In comparison to Tarot Cards, Lenormand Cards give specifics answers to questions. Tarot on the other hand, helps you up your spiritual ladder while Lenormand gives you information that you can use in the here and now to fix current issues.
4. Tarot Cards Are Read More Intuitively - Lenormand Cards Are Read Syntactically
Both Tarot and Lenormand Cards stimulate your intuition and innate psychic abilities, but they trigger them in distinctly different ways. Tarot is more visual and ideal for meditation, path-working, and self-understanding. These cards will guide you through the maps of your mind and the connection to the collective unconscious. Each card is read individually based on its defined positions in the spread and more often gives new perspectives instead of usable guidance.
In contrast, Lenormand is semantic. It’s symbols are simple and carry with them keywords. The keywords are meant to be connected together like a chain to paint a picture as vivid as those of the Tarot. To achieve this, Lenormand triggers the language-center of your brain to bring about messages from a higher source. The messages of Lenormand Cards are straightforward, sometimes funny, and always spot-on accurate.
The use of Tarot or Lenormand Cards comes down to personal preference. They both achieve the same overall goal just in uniquely different ways. Personally, Lenormand readings are my favorite method of cartomancy. Through the use of Lenormand Cards and spirit guides, I’m able to give guidance and wisdom about real life questions and current challenges.
The concept of the “evil eye” is intriguing. It is a way of protecting oneself from negative energy, or “bad vibes,” without the need for confrontation. We have all experienced that moment where we meet someone and for some unexplainable reason, we experience this uncomfortable gut feeling that something is just off. The idea of the evil eye and other protective symbols are that they can help us gain control over just those exact types of situations and end the uneasiness and negativity, which in turn may make us feel better..
Here is a more in-depth example: Imagine you build a beautiful glass greenhouse in your back yard and you notice your neighbor looking over the fence, admiring it. They complement you on how charming the greenhouse turned out and say things like, “I wish I could afford something like that.” Being neighborly, you invite them over to the greenhouse for some tea. Now on the surface everything seems pleasant enough, but something just feels a little “off” about the whole situation. After the neighbor goes home, you may notice a headache coming on, a strong sense of foreboding, or perhaps, the next day something unexpectedly breaks inside of the greenhouse. .
Although you know your neighbor isn’t a bad person, the negative energy attached to their feelings of envy has left their mark on you and your environment. Smudging and protective devices are ways you can take back control of the situation. You don’t of course want to fall into a habit of blaming others for every bad thing that happens in life. But in some situations like the one I mentioned, you can be proactive in protecting yourself, as well make peace with things and people that simply don’t feel right. Imagine if you had an evil eye pendent hanging above the entrance to your greenhouse? Your neighbors negative energy may have been left right there at the door.
Records of traditional amulets of protection go all the way back to the stone age. The earliest protective amulet we know of were arrowheads made of obsidian. These still make great protective amulets. As time went on every culture came to use a protective symbol of one kind or another. Many of the symbols used included eyes, hands, and/or horns. Here are four of my favorite protective symbols found in different cultures.
The Hamsa is an ancient amulet that originated in North Africa. In Arabic, hamsa means five, referring to the five fingers of the human hand. Another name for the amulet is the Hand of Fatima, named for the daughter of the prophet Muhammad. A folklore about the origin of this name says that while Fatima was making soup for her husband he came home with a new wife. Fatima was so startled that she dropped the spoon but continued stirring the soup with her bare hand without burning it. Since God protected her hand, that hand took on the power to protect others from harm.
The hamsa is also a part of Jewish tradition where it is known as the Hand of Miriam. This symbol has been used by mothers to protect their children, used by brides, and used by those hoping to conceive.
The part of the hamsa represents the divine watching over us. This watchfulness protects us from both external forces and our own self-sabotaging thoughts and actions.
In modern day the hamsa has been seen as a symbol of peace, hope, and of mutual understanding, not just in the Middle East but everywhere in the world because of its significance to multiple religions.
Evil Eye Charm or Nazar
Originally a Turkish talisman, the Nazar is now widely used as a protection against negativity or harm aka, the Evil Eye.
A Latin America tradition is to use the egg to remove the negative effects of the evil eye (mal de ojo). If the mal de ojo makes someone ill, a traditional doctor would pass an egg over their body to absorb the negative energy.
Eye of Horus, Widget Eye, Eye of Ra
These ancient Egyptian symbols ward off evil and offer other kinds of protection. This symbol was painted on boats, carved into the tombs of pharaohs, and worn as a pendant or bracelet. The widget helps to prevent outside things from effecting us internally by consisting of six parts that represent and protect the six senses. The six senses as defined by ancient Egyptians are taste, smell, touch, sight, hearing, and thought. This is the one I resonate the most with. I have the eye of Horus tattooed on my left inner wrist, it has meaning to me a personal thing.
There is also the Abhaya Mudra, Italian Horn, Algiz Rune, and of course numerous crystals. Protecting and cleansing oneself from negative energy is essential to living a happy and healthy life. Choosing which protective symbol to use is a personal decision. I urge you to spend some time learning about the many different types and chose whichever symbol resonates with you.
I strongly advise you to always have a barrier to the negative energies we all come in contact with throughout our lives.