The Other Realms: Psychic Vampires

Picture this; you’re invited to a party at a friend’s house. There are people at the party you’ve never met before, and that’s cool, you like meeting new people. One person in particular stands out to you.  You begin to feel ill or tired around this one person. You stay away, but the feeling continues to the point you have to leave. By the time you get home you’re exhausted. Falling into bed, you sleep soundly until the next morning.

What the hell happened? From all the symptoms I’d say you came in contact with what is known as a ‘psychic vampire’; someone who unconsciously drains the energy from other people. Some of you may laugh, but if you’ve experienced this type of scenario before then you know understand how deeply it affects you and how debilitating it can be, especially if the person in question is a close friend or relative.

First of all, don’t laugh, they exists. My use of the phrase ‘psychic vampire’ is flamboyant but accurate. For these people ‘feeding’ off others is an unconscious act. For whatever reason (illness, emotional immaturity, trapped in a negative situation to name a few) they are unable to sustain their own levels of personal energy and the only way they can survive is by draining others. We are creatures of energy and we need more than just food to survive. Like balancing your chakras; if one is off you will feel it physically.

These are two excellent articles on energy drainers. Llewellyn Article. https://www.llewellyn.com/journal/article/513

Understanding How Psychic Vampires Work

https://www.thoughtco.com/how-a-psychic-vampire-attack-happens-1724677

There are ways to protect yourself from the effects of these energy drainers. The best solution would be to stay away from them, but that’s not always possible. When dealing with people close to you (family or co-workers) try to understand the situation. How are you drawing these people to you? Are they physically ill? In a negative situation? There are techniques at the end of the linked article that will help you.

For myself, I wear a black tourmaline when I go to work or any place I’ll be interacting with people. I also put up a personal shield. Instructions for that can be found HERE.

Have you come across a psychic vampire before? How did you respond?

Crystal’s effects on the human brain.

One question I hear whenever I talk about using crystals is, “Do crystals work?” It’s an honest question so after I read the following article I decided to do some research into the topic.

http://www.livescience.com/40347-crystal-healing.html

Being in the right state of mind is crucial for any healing process; ask anyone who works with terminally or seriously ill patients, and they will be the first to state that part of the healing process involves thinking positive, but how does that relate to crystals and the human body?

There has been some preliminary research done on the penal gland with researchers learning that this small part of the brain creates micro crystals, in particular, calcite. Scientists believe these calcite microcrystals could create a ‘second harmonic generation’ within the pineal tissue sections. In laymen’s terms, they could resonate and affect the surrounding tissue in the same way the micro crystals in the inner ear canal allow us to hear. A process called otoconia.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12224052

We all know that sound waves can penetrate tissue. It’s why a newborn child will turn toward the sound of his mother’s voice. The article below suggests that the small calcite crystals within the pineal gland‘…have their own Piezoelectric effect that is responsive to electromagnetic energies outside the physical body, and can also produce its own electromagnetic energy.

https://physics.knoji.com/the-piezoelectric-effect-and-the-pineal-gland-in-the-human-brain/

This opens the possibility that energy waves, whether electromagnetic or sound could stimulate these tiny crystals, and affect the surrounding tissue (brain) in the process. When given the proper stimulation, the Penal Gland could produce psychic abilities depending on the frequency a person used. Example, the Third Eye chakra, which is located in the middle of the forehead, can be stimulated by the keynote A or by a frequency of 426.7 Hz. This sound wave could be amplified by either a quartz stone or another specific stone designated for the Third Eye Chakra.

If crystals can affect the brain, then what’s to say that they don’t have an effect on the rest of the body? As we don’t truly understand our place within the natural world, this is an interesting subject. The questions posed in the comment section of the second article is also interesting. We are now just beginning to understand our connection to nature. We need to explore it even more.

The Other Realms: Are we alone?

symbols-of-the-four-elements-800pxThis question has been posed to scientists for decades, but only in reference to the physical universe, or the universe we can see.  As a Wiccan, one of the things that fascinate me is the different planes of existence, parallel worlds and their inhabitants; the invisible creatures that tend to nature and that man have written about for centuries. This includes elementals, spirts, Fae, and the list goes on and on.

Now I know the majority of the public don’t believe in such things, and that’s fine but answer this, if they didn’t exists why do we keep referring to them? Why do they still, after all this time stay in the minds of humans? Even with all our technological advances and science, we still do not know the extent of our world or all its secrets, so why is it so hard to believe that these other realms do exist? And with them, creatures that we only know from myth and lore?

I believe in an afterlife, so it’s not a hard leap to believe in creatures such as elementals or Fae. When I set out to explore this topic, I found that there is so much more to the unseen world than I originally thought. What started out as a short blog post has turned into something much more and I am thrilled at the amount of information I’ve gathered so far.

I understand the five basic elements of Earth, Air, Fire, Water and Ether (spirit) and the idea that there are creatures that are so connected with their representing element that they hold sway over it.  If you’re interested, this link is to a list of elementals and an explanation to what they do.

http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/mapas_ocultotierra/esp_mapa_ocultotierra_6a.htm

I need to research this more; learn how to connect and possibly communicate with them. This will be an interesting experience and I hope to pass on what I have learned.

 

Have you had any experience with Elementals? What happened?

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Crystal Realm: Ukanite

I got a new stone for the holidays. I bought it (or should I say my husband bought it) at the yearly gem/crystal event in town. I was drawn to it right away, but it was a Christmas present so I wasn’t allowed to wear it until after Christmas.

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Ukanite Pendant

Ukanite was first discovered in the Unaka Mountain area in Tennessee and North Carolina during the last half of the 19th century, and where it derives its name. Everything about this stone denotes its metaphysical abilities. A blended form of granite consisting of pink feldspar, quarts and epidote, the stone is highly connected to the abilities of the other crystals and their overall effects.

Associated with the Heart Chakra, it can help us to control what we embrace. It encourages our tolerances and can assist with bringing out our gentle nature. Because it is associated with the Heart Chakra it helps to support the heart and lungs. Much of the healing energy of this stone is heart/emotional related. As a releasing stone, Ukanite can help to break a bad habit and help you to release negative energy/emotions or thoughts; again focusing on the gentle aspect of your personality.

For more information on ukanite, click on the links below.

https://www.crystalvaults.com/crystal-encyclopedia/unakite-jasper

http://www.healing-crystals-for-you.com/unakite.html

https://www.healingcrystals.com/Unakite_Articles_19.html

Signs of Spirits

coollogo_com-26307596I am a strong believer that when we die, we don’t just evaporate into thin air; that our souls pass from this world—with all the knowledge and experience we gathered while we were alive—into the afterlife. Some people call it heaven, Pagans refer to it as Summerland, but whatever belief system you have there is some form of afterlife. Except maybe if you’re a Nihilist.

 

What happens to us after we die, is a mystery, but I belief we beings of energy who come and visit our living (for lack of a better word) relatives. I call these beings Spirits.

I went to see a medium several years ago, and the main thing I took away from his seminar was that spirits take their cues from us. If we don’t want to know they’re around, they won’t give us hints that they’re present. If we do want to communicate, they’ll let us know they’re around. For the longest time I was seeing dimes all over the place. I could walk through the kitchen and see nothing but a bare floor. Walk back through the room later on and see a dime right in my path. I’ve heard coins are a favourite sign of theirs to alert a relative of their visit.

 

Spirits let us know they’re around by other signs as well. Did you catch a whiff of a perfume or smell that reminded you of your Grandmother? That was probably her, just saying hi. Were you stressed out and smell something that reminded you of your father or Grandfather and suddenly felt calm? Yup, good chance they knew you were upset and chose to visit you, just to say everything is all right and I’m here for you.

 

In the spring of 2009, we lost our beloved dog Sara. Best dog we ever had. That summer we did some renovating (the living room) and instead of putting down carpet (because we couldn’t afford it) we painted the floor white. We did it one Saturday afternoon. Sunday morning we got up, and off along the wall, I saw a footprint in the pain. It wasn’t a typical print. The cats walked on it the floor too, so we could tell the difference. It looked more like a smudge of her paw print and I smiled knowing she was still walking around our home.

 

Keep this in mind the next time you catch a familiar scent on the breeze or hear the favourite song of someone who has passed. It could be them stopping in to see how you’re doing.

 

Have you had any experiences with Spirits?

A Wiccan Journey: Protective Shield

braclette(DISCLAIMER: This is not my creation. I discovered this Magical Sphere in the book CANDLE MAGIC, by Phillip Cooper. You can purchase the book HERE..)

There has been so much negativity in the world as of late that I find myself revising and re-posting something I feel will help those who are having a difficult time dealing with all this anger. I use this method when I come across psychic vampires (yes, they exists), and strengthen it with the use of rose quartz and black tourmaline crystals. For this exercise, I place the crystals as close to my heart as I can.

Start by clearing your mind. Relax and let go of all the mundane thoughts. Imagine a point of bright light inside yourself, at about heart level. See a shaft of light rise up, just above the crown of your head. Next, imagine the shaft of light moving down through your body. If you’re sitting have it extent past your tailbone. Next, extend the light in each magical direction (North, South, East, West). The book says you should be facing East, but that’s not always possible.

Now for the rings. Imagine the first ring starting at the crown of your head, where the shaft ends. Have it arc your body, traveling down your back toward your feet (or tailbone), then back up your front and ending at the crown of your head.

The second ring begins at the crown of your head again, but this time arcs out over your right side, down under your base, back up arching over your left side, finally resting at the crown.

The third and final ring begins at the mid-section. First imagine a shaft of light emanating out from your core, about a foot in front. Have the shaft then arc to the left side, then arching to your back, then right side, finally stopping at your front where you began.

The magic sphere is now complete. To dispel it, just imagine everything in reverse, starting with the third ring pulling back around your body from right to left.  When you’re sphere is complete, you should be visualizing something like the diagram below. Just not with the colours.

MSoP

To reinforce this shield throughout the day, still your mind and take a few deep breaths. Imagine the rings around you, shimmering and strong. Once you get used to doing this, you can create and strengthen your shield quickly when needed.

A Wiccan Journey: Harmonizing with Nature

bracletteSome of you may know that I am a Pagan. More precisely, a solitary Wiccan. It’s a spiritual belief that I’ve followed for almost fifteen years. I’m not a spell casting Wiccan; instead I strive to find my place – a balance in my life with nature, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t cast the odd spell every now and then.

The key word for me is balance. When there’s balance there’s harmony. It can be a daunting task and I do some strange things to make sure things are flowing smoothly. Everyone has a dark side whether they want to believe it or not, and I feel strongly that unless we explore that side of our personality, give it some attention, it will fester like a boil until it ruptures and inflicts toxins into our soul. Enough toxins and those dark thoughts or ideas begin to manifest on the outside in our attitudes and the way we treat other living things.

I believe that balance comes from understanding both sides; the dark and the light. If you’ve read any of my books you may have noticed they tend to be a little on the dark side. I explore this side through my writing. Allowing my creativity to delve into worlds and ideas as a way of understanding those deep dark places of my soul.

I counter that with learning about crystals and other metaphysical beliefs. Chakra balancing, meditation, and keeping an open mind when it comes to new ideas help me to understand the light side of my personality. I carry three crystals with me to work every day; turquoise, mahogany obsidian and golden calcite. They help me to communicate, strengthen my confidence and keep me grounded. Using my creativity for this is all about colour. Different shades of reds, blues, greens and everything in between come together in my fascination with beauty and makeup. My interest in nail art isn’t new. I’ve always been drawn to it, but it’s only been recently that I found a way to incorporate it into my life and this is why I’m learning about nail art and other aesthetic applications. For me, it feeds my confidence and learning and creating with these pallets utilizes my creative side.

There is one drawback to balancing my energies; I notice more frequently when nature is more turbulent. It manifests itself as headaches, anxiety, or that feeling of just being ‘off’. Storms are the worst, especially in the summer. Suddenly finding myself wide awake in the middle of the night with no reason (until I hear the distant sound of thunder) is exasperating, but I suppose it’s a small price to pay for finding inner peace and my place within nature.

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