Hey, guys! I’m so sorry for the late notice – things have been absolutely CRAZY over here – as they have been since about the beginning of October. I tell you, moving to Fresno has been WAY harder than I had expected! STILL WORTH IT! Maybe?
Anyways! I’m participating in Ethony Dawn’s 31 Days of Tarot 2018 Challenge this year! We’re on Day 11 but I, of course, am lagging behind on Day 6 – but I am DETERMINED to complete the challenge this time! I’m getting a LOT of good feedback and that’s actually SUPER encouraging!
I purchased The Enchanted Map Oracle by Colette Baron-Reid a few weeks ago, but I haven’t had much of a chance to play with it! I went to FB Livestream to talk about the deck, show off some of the images, talk about why I bought it, and then to do some free readings! Check it out!
Ever wonder what “Claircognizance” is? There are 7 difference “clairs” in the study of psychic phenomenon that describe the way information can be perceived and received, and one of these is Claircognizance – “clear knowing.” But what IS that, what does it mean, and what does it feel like to experience it? In this video I discuss what MY experience of Claircognizance looks like. How does this compare to yours?
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I have always had a fascination with portals. Gates, doors, windows, entryways, doorways, holes, archways, hallways… any sort of portal, really. They delineate where one place ends and another place begins and the portal itself is in between places.
The amazing thing is when you see a portal is that once you go through it, you are no longer where you once were. Being no longer where you once were, you are, in some small way, no longer who you once were. Things are entirely different once you pass through a portal. You move from one place to another and change from one person to another. To move through a portal is to face a transformation and is a rite of passage, of sorts.
And so, here we are, at the end of one year. Like other years, it has been it’s usual prescribed length with the same, usual events passing like they always do: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter – Full Moons, New Moons, and Quarter Moons. Birthdays, holidays, festivals. School, work, and graduations. Mornings, afternoons, nights. Like the sands through an hourglass, time keeps ticking away. We are facing yet another transition from one year into another. Facing the portal – the doorway, gate, archway, the line – between one year and the next.
I have a large collection of portals pinned on my Pinterest board – I’ve been pinning them for years. I’m going to pick one to represent the passage from this year to the next one, because I am ESPECIALLY relishing the end of this year and looking forward to the next one. We’re going from a #1 year (in numerology), to a #11 year – that’s pretty big. So let’s do it with intention. Let’s pick our portal.
So… I’ve been wanting to make this video for over a year now, but finally decided to sit down and do it. This is the reason that CrowSong Lodge exists and I’m sharing it with you, because I’m thinking now that other people might be thinking along the same lines I am. The bottom line is:
This is our community. We are our community. We take care of it. We run this.
Yay! Another livestream! This is a “Pay What You Can” livestream I did on Facebook to promote my “End of the Year” readings now available in my store. This is a very special reading to me because it uses a spread that my mother created. At least, I assume that she created it because I can’t find it anywhere – not in any of her books or anywhere online and no one I’ve talked to or asked has seen it anywhere. I’ve modified it a little to add my own twist and expand it cover the whole year.
In this livestream, I do some more “Pay What You Can” readings – where the people on the livestream with me get tarot readings and can choose to pay me whatever they want (including zero) and I don’t ask or even check until after the fact. These videos are great fun for me to do because they allow people to experience my readings first hand and also allow me to show other people how my readings go and allow me to demonstrate my style and technique for those interested in learning. It’s a lot of fun!
Thank you to all the participants and stay tuned for the next one!
So, a lot of the readings I do are around whether or not one lover should wait for the other. And, man, I HATE waiting. I won the “patience” award in the fourth grade, which boggles my mind because I am not a patient person. I REALLY hate waiting on stuff.
A client asked me if I was “just” saying that their person would come back to them, so I wanted to talk a little bit more about waiting, how I felt about it, my perspectie, and how much I hated “yes” answers to this question. So here it is!
So, I’ve been pretty slow about updating things. It’s been crazy since moving to Fresno! We’re STILL looking for an apartment, but we’ve finally found some kind of rhythm, so that’s good!
On Small Business Saturday (the first Saturday after Thanksgiving) I did a “Pay What You Want Readings” livestream on Facebook to promote my new store on the website (that’s HERE) with tarot readings and tarot lessons available in it!
The fun thing, though, is I think this is a great demonstration of my reading style. Also, I do a lot of babbling, too, because it’s me, and that’s what I do. Check it out and if you have any questions, leave them in the comments below!
I posted something about this about a week ago in my private Facebook group, but I’m thinking that the topic is bigger than that.
Something I’ve been seeing a lot of in my spirituality group and spiritual business groups is something very much like a persecution complex.
While a certain amount of drama and ego is normal in the spiritual community (since it’s made up of humans being), this is reaching a level normally more associated with narcissists, master manipulators, and aggressive psychic leeches. That IS uncommon. While the spiritual community IS made of humans being, these humans usually consider themselves compassionate, open-hearted, and empathic. As such, they aren’t USUALLY given to wild conspiracy theories and such pervasive paranoia.
I’ve bee slowly withdrawing from my groups as a result, because my gentle suggestions of “hey, I’m sure there’s a reasonable explanation” and “I’m sure this is just a miscommunication” and “that seems a bit elaborate to me” have been met with hostility rather than relief.
I am not BLAMING anyone for this and if it were one person, or a few, or a dozen, I wouldn’t mention it. But I get around the internet a lot and seems to be becoming pretty common. And I’ve been in the new age/spiritual/pagan community since I was young tyke at my mother’s hip, so I have a pretty reliable idea of what’s “normal.”
If this is you, or you think it might be you, there are some things you can do. First – no shame here. Something pervasive like this means that if you/we are involved, we’re probably picking up on some kind of group/community vibe or something and being carried along. But that doesn’t let us off the hook because now that we’re aware of what’s going on, if we have accepted the responsibilities that come with being a leader, healer, guide, , etc. than it is on us to start reversing this energy.
That is a simple process. Don’t just deny your feelings straight away – that is not something I would suggest. But DO take a moment to get in touch with them and explore where they’re coming from and what they’re connected to. Exploring their roots will help reveal where they’re coming from and whether or not you’re picking up on something genuinely concerning about the situation or if you’re tapping into a general vibe in the air or community. Then, if appropriate, counter that feeling with something healthier – compassion, security, safety, happiness, calmness, joy… whatever you feel is most needed in that moment.
Second, insert a momentarily pause between feeling and reaction just to give you a second to think about if you really want to follow the path you’re on. This is a good policy for life (if you ask me, which you didn’t) because this way you can always make sure that your thinking-brain supports your actions. Regret is a terrible emotion and I do whatever I can to avoid it, and this is one of those things. That split second of checking in with myself gives me the chance to reevaluate the situation before blowing things up. You may not know it, but I can be quite destructive.
Lastly, treat yourself with extra gentleness. Regardless of where it’s coming from, we’re all probably feeling extra vulnerable right now. Instead of being rigid and mean to yourself about it, be compassionate and understand. Compassion starts at home!
I’m curious to hear if any of you out there are seeing this too and if so, where you think it’s coming from.
So, yeah – I’m REALLY into this whole video thing, as you may have noticed.
I LOVE my tarot and other spiritual/healing work clients SO MUCH and love the work that I do with them. Sure, there are some weirdnesses in the biz, but, you know, there are REASONS. But I also love my other workers out there who are trying to helps our beloved clients. So I’m starting a new series of videos that are just for the professionals out there! And there are two new videos to start things off!
These videos are going STRAIGHT to my Patreon patrons first who get to see them right away! The rest of the world has to wait a week or so (I might make this longer in the future) AND patrons get to help me choose upcoming topics, so they aren’t necessarily just going to be about whatever makes me feel ranty. LOL So if you want in on that, head over to my Patreon account: http://www.patreon.com/educatedavage
But! Today is the day the first two videos go live on my YouTube channel! If you haven’t seen it, there’s a TON of stuff over there! I’ve been publishing videos for about 10 years, pretty irregularly, but you should still check it out. Here they are: