Crickets Mean Good Fortune

I have been trying to use both manifestation and prayer. So basically I ask the Universe/Divine/Great Spirit (whatever word you like) to help me manifest a job for in between my Uni break. I told the universe that I dont need to be rich but if I am going to continue to explore more spiritual experiences and books then I need money to do so.

I had just finished reading in a book about believing in your intent. So from what I can understand, I ask for something but then stop obsessing over it, instead be confident that the universe will provide it for me. Just as I am finished asking out loud for some abundance this cricket starts singing in the garage (its super shrill and loud) – immediately I am filled with the urge to go look up a cricket in my Animal Dreaming book, I said out loud – Okay I will go read the cricket page but I lay there wanting to finish my mediation.

The cricket then gets louder and I smile and say out loud, okay I will go read it now. I go get it from another room and was gobsmacked at what it meant. The cricket means Good Fortune – I felt this was the universe/divine speaking to me directly and saying – dont worry we will help you earn some money soon.

After that I went back to bed and thanked everyone I could think of – Universe, Divine, My Guides, Ascended Masters, Angels and Luminous Beings (I was full of joy and felt I should cover all bases LOL) Now I am accepting and have stopped worrying, the universe will provide for me because I believe my request will be answered ūüôā

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The Gaian Tarot

I just came across this deck for sale in a catalogue and I googled it. I discovered this really interesting site: http://www.gaiantarot.com/ I love when an author or illustrator of a deck takes the time and effort to create a website that gives me insight into the cards.

While there I noticed a FREE READING page and clicked on it, they then give you the opportunity to ask a question, set my intention and then click on the cards (3 cards come up)

I was sceptical at first – could a reading work over the Internet but I decided to give it a go. I asked :

“Why am I resisting my creative writing assignment” (I have 8 min script due) I even got an extension for it but I am being super negative about the whole thing.

This was what I got from the reading:

I think it stands for – This script is a opportunity for me to be tested, my creativity will be challenged and it may change the way I view my talents, once I have finished I will prove to myself that when I focus my will I can do anything.

oracle: your gaian tarot reading

The Opportunity The Challenge The Resolution
8 – Strength
Courage and inner fireYou have the opportunity to develop your inner fortitude, which is the unseen blessing of difficult times. When you face your fears, an unpleasant situation or an inner truth that you don’t want to acknowledge, you develop the courage that allows you to persevere during chaotic, stressful times. If you’ve never before been tested, you may be surprised to discover a wild source of strength you didn’t know you had ‚ÄĒ like a woman giving birth alone in the wilderness. Afterwards, you will be changed, and your sense of personal power will grow. Others will see it in you and call it “charisma.” Your inner fire will be awakened, and it will never again go out.
16 – Lightning
Sudden, irrevocable changeGet ready! Life as you have always known it is about to change. It is sudden and it is radical. It may be an epiphany or a flash of insight that totally revises the way you look at the world. It may be an emotional breakthrough. Or it may be an upheaval in your life or the in the life of the world around you. It is up to you how you will respond to the crisis. Will you let it crush you, or will you allow it to transform you? The energy that is released in the aftermath of crises has the potential for enormous creativity and transformation.
1 – the Magician
Spirit made manifestResolution comes as you use your personal power in a responsible way. You have the ability to manifest your desires. You know how to enter sacred space and bring spiritual energy into the world of matter. You know how to focus your will and your passion towards a goal. Your creativity energizes you and blesses those around you. You align yourself with the heartbeat of the earth, and bring forth healing for the planet and all her creatures.

Is the Universe speaking to me?

I have been coming across two phrases on a daily basis. The first is the words I AM (in reference to manifestation and mediation etc)- I find them in books, conversations with random people, the Internet and in tarot or guidance cards. The second words is Ascended Masters РI was researching Ascended Masters when I found a reference to Guy Ballard on Wiki:

Ballard visited¬†Mount Shasta, California¬†in 1930, where he met another hiker who identified himself as¬†Saint Germain.¬†Mr. Ballard’s experiences take place within the larger North American mountain ranges. Ballard provided details of his encounters in a series of books¬†Unveiled Mysteries¬†and¬†The Magic Presence, using the pen name “Godfr√© Ray King.”

Guy Ballard, his wife Edna, and later his son Donald, it is believed, became the “sole Accredited Messengers” of Saint Germain. Their teachings form the original nucleus for what are today called the¬†Ascended Master Teachings.

The “I AM” Activity started from public lectures about these encounters and grew rapidly in the 1930s. Ballard lectured frequently in Chicago about Saint Germain’s mystical teachings, in which America was destined to play a key role. By 1938, there were claimed to be about a million followers in the United States.

The “I AM” Activity describes itself as an apolitical, spiritual and educational organization financed by contributions from its members. Its parent organization is Saint Germain Foundation, with headquarters in¬†Schaumburg, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago.

So a little bit of further research helped me to find the book Unveiled Mysteries under the pen name Godfre Ray King (at Book Depository). As soon as I saw this book I just had a feeling of ‘knowing’ – I didnt really read much of the blurb or any reviews, I just ordered it. Its about Ascended Masters and it talks about the I AM activity. So I am fascinated to see what my reaction to the book is going to be, unfortunately its going to take 14 days to get here (patience is good for me).

Sometimes I read a book and the entire thing speaks to me from First word to Last. But at other times I read a book and just one chapter or even paragraph can jump out at me. I find I am gathering knowledge from everywhere and making it my own take on spirituality. Or should I say the Universe is leading me to the information that I need to keep growing and revealing itself to me as I become ready to read it.

Goddess Group

Tonight I attended a Goddess Group gathering. Once a month women from my local area get together, tonight was my first time attending and I wasn’t sure what to expect.

Upon arrival we all had a bit of food to share and a lovely chat. Then we did some dances which was wonderful but very hard to explain. Finally we had a meditation which was very very relaxing. 

The entire night was wonderful and it was just what I needed. I have been craving a connection to like minding people and this was JUST what I needed. It was simple but beautiful. The next gathering is for the winter solstice. 

Meditation – I am not a mutant

I have felt very¬†inadequate because I have an inability to visualise during meditation. I often find myself surrounded by people who tell me of these beautiful things they see when they meditate and I was filled with envy but lately it was more sadness. I was at first desperate to ‘see’ things but then as I have grown more spiritual I left it up to the universe. If it was meant to be then it was meant to be.

Not long after I let go of my sadness over my lack of visualising ability I went back to my trusted energy healer. I explained that I could feel certain chakras – in particular my heart, third eyes and sometime crown. But I cannot ‘see’ any colour surrounding the chakra when I meditate.

My healer asked me ‘why dont you try to feel the colours’ ? She went on to explain about how some people were more¬†kinaesthetic¬†and felt things more than saw them. I was relieved. I am not a mutant non visualizer any longer ūüėõ

I have to admit to a lack of knowledge about to do with  kinaesthetic. After just a brief little wander on the web I found this interesting post:

ALL THE MEDITATION TECHNIQUES, FALL INTO FOUR GROUPS. VISUAL, AUDITORY, KINESTHETIC AND CONTEMPLATIVE.

Visual meditation techniques further fall into two subgroups. Subjective Visual and Objective Visual.

SUBJECTIVE VISUAL MEDITATION TECHNIQUES

Subjective visual meditation techniques use the imaginative powers of your mind. When you are doing such a meditation, you close your eyes and imagine yourself in a peaceful place directing your thoughts toward certain experiences as if in a movie.

Chakra meditation techniques that use the mental creation of lights of the spectrum, corresponding to different chakras, for increasing your field-flow fall into this category, and so do the meditation techniques for creating bio-scalar energy for self-healing.

OBJECTIVE VISUAL MEDITATION TECHNIQUES

Objective visual meditation techniques use objects to help you fix your attention and develop concentration. The object might be anything agreeable to you, like the soft flame of a candle, a cross or the picture of a sage etc.

Think of it this way. Love is a subjective experience but the person you love makes you feel that emotion in his presence just by being with you in person.

Once you progress, however, objective meditations will lead to subjective experiences automatically because all experience is “inner experience”. It’s all in your mind.

AUDITORY MEDITATION TECHNIQUES

Auditory meditation techniques like Japa use the power of sound. The repetition of the sound of the name of the Divine or a verse from the scriptures.

You select a word, a verse from the scriptures, an affirmation or a sound like OM, Allah, Jehovah and repeat it either verbally or mentally to achieve concentration.

The vibrations emanating from the repetition of the sound (every sound has different unique vibrational frequency) raise your consciousness, and with that momentum your soul is propelled upwards. The doors of awareness open.

Words are powerful vehicles of thought. Your mind is programmed to immediately react to them. Just recall the last time someone praised you by calling you beautiful. How did you feet? Your whole physiology changed, didn’t it?

On the other hand a simple word ridiculing some aspect of your personality puts you in a low mood.

On the surface the words code and decode thoughts but in the background they are vibrations of varying frequencies that interact with your mental vibrations and produce different results.

KINESTHETIC MEDITATION TECHNIQUES

Kinesthetic meditation techniques use the power of postures and breath to awaken the Kundalini (Serpent Power) that lies at the lower end of your spinal column, in your first chakra.

Yoga exercises were specifically developed for that purpose. Kundalini is a spiritual current that once awakened, runs up and down your spinal column from the root chakra to the crown chakra and helps open the doors of awareness.

Breath is life energy without which you can’t exist physically. It has a pattern that is intimately linked with your emotions and thus thoughts.

How you breathe when you are emotionally excited? Your breathing rate goes up as your heart beats faster and blood rushes up in your veins.

Conversely, you breathing rate is slow and rhythmic when you are calm and thinking steadily. Same thing happens when you are concentrating.

A simple change in your breathing pattern changes your whole physiology and with it your thinking pattern. Try taking slow, deep breaths when you are angry and within minutes you’ll be back in control of your thoughts.

CONTEMPLATIVE MEDITATION TECHNIQUES

Contemplative meditation techniques use your intellectual faculty to understand a spiritual concept that has the power of liberating your mind from the lower and slower frequencies of the ordinary world of matter.

The paradox involved is that you use your reason to go beyond reason in order to comprehend concepts which are beyond the boundaries of logic.

Such meditation techniques help your mind to achieve a break through in consciousness. A sudden leap into higher energy patterns.

Nisargadata Maharaj, an illumined soul from India who passed away in 1980 used to ask a powerful question from people who sought spiritual guidance.

The question was,” Where were you 7 days before you were born?”

That is an example of contemplative meditation technique. Although the question seems to be aimed at your logical left-brain but it forces you to break open the mental boundaries of logical thought patterns.

Similar meditation techniques are used by Zen masters.

No matter which meditation technique you use, the underlying concept is to still the thought-waves of your mind, make it one-pointed and raise the level of your consciousness.

Once you progress in meditation, however, the meditation techniques seem to merge together. Just like there are 10 people taking different paths to reach the top of a mountain, as the top comes closer their paths start getting closer too and finally there is no path, there is only the top, the peak. The unity.

You don’t focus on the vehicle so much, you focus on the journey.

Different meditation techniques produce different results depending on your intentions.

There are specific meditation techniques used for specific results. Meditation techniques for calming your mind will be different from meditation techniques for chakra balancing, although the latter will also help calm your mind. Those general benefits are implied.

Similarly meditation techniques for clearing your emotional blockages will be different from meditation techniques for creative problem solving or healing or energy balancing.

Link to full post

So I can see that there far more to meditation then I ever imagined. But I am going to have alot of fun discovering as much about myself and mediation as possible.

Weekly Meditation

Last night I went to my weekly meditation at the Castle on the Hill out in Uki. It is the third time I have attended and I am enjoying the current program. It is a ‘Sacred Circle’ and the program runs for 6 weeks (we are up to week 4). What I like about the sacred circle is that we get such a diverse and interesting range of people and I love listening to every ones points of view.

What we do is:

A brief mediation
The a reaffirming of what a sacred circle is and what it means.
We then are given about 3-4 topics that we will discuss.
Last nights topics was Symbols, Nature and Sacred Geometry.

Because there was about 10 of us it was very interesting to see 10 very different opinions and person reflections on what Symbols mean to them.

Afterwards we have our lovely soup and I loved having a discussion with Irene who is the owner/host of the Castle on the Hill.