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A Dharmic Dream

February 21, 2018, 6:36 AM

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By : Alex

 

My girlfriend had a dream about us early this morning. In her dream we were looking for a place to host our daughter’s wedding reception. She had heard about a place that everyone raved about, and we were in the area so we stopped by to check it out. It used to be a mall, but for some reason they tore it down. It turned out that under the mall was a very large foundation, and it was historically important and had to be preserved. The foundation was very strange. It kept moving. It looked something like waves and it was enormous. It was also very beautiful and had a blue “military style” band around it. One of the construction people was standing above it near the edge. He said that they had no idea how the guy designed it or built it, so there was no way they could fix it.. But since it was so unusual and beautiful it had to be preserved. My girlfriend didn’t seem to know what this dream was about, but I think I eventually figured it out. It has to do with the foundation of Buddhism. How did I get that? It’s simple. I’ve been a Buddhist for over 20 years. I don’t consider myself a good practitioner (meaning I don’t meditate every day), but I have recited both the Four Noble Truths and the Diamond Sutra pretty much every day for the last 20 years or so. I don’t think I have ever received any formal instruction on either of these two sutras, but I decided a long time ago that if I were to accomplish anything in this life, it would be worth it to at least try to gain an understanding of these two teachings. In Buddhism there is a lot of talk about suffering and how gaining enlightenment is the cure for ignorance. I don’t dispute this in any way; if anything, it seems our world is exploding with negativity and we need this more than ever. But even after practicing Buddhism for over 20 years, I don’t think I ever really (I mean really) thought I would actually GET what Buddhism was all about. Gaining enlightenment is not an easy process. The Buddha used a metaphor of a turtle raising its head every hundred years and putting it through a ring floating on the surface of the ocean. The odds of that happening are astronomically small. And I can also tell you that in a previous life I was a student of the 6th Patriarch of Zen, and I didn’t “get” the Dharma in that life either. As I began to think about my girlfriend’s dream, I began to connect it to what I had been studying and found that there were indeed many connections. Why did she get this dream? Probably because of what I had been focusing on. Our thoughts go out from us like ripples on the surface of a lake, and eventually they come back to us in different forms. She picked up on what I was thinking. The elements of the dream represent the two facets of the Buddha’s teachings that I was attempting to understand, emptiness and impermanence. These two teachings, emptiness and impermanence, were the two main teachings I was focusing on because they were the two main teachings that the Buddha always taught, and I felt they were the ones I understood the least. As I thought about the dream, I began to wonder about something I had never wondered about. In our age, generally the Dharma is thought to have been brought about by the Buddha. But I had never seriously thought about where it came from. What was the foundation of the Buddha’s Dharma? I suddenly realized that my girlfriend’s dream was the answer to this question. The mall that has been torn down represents our conventional way of perceiving our world. The large foundation is the foundation of Buddhism. The fact that it is open means it is accessible to everyone. The fact that it is vast and empty alludes to the Buddha’s teachings on emptiness. The fact that the foundation was moving represents the Buddha’s teachings on impermanence. I don’t exactly know how to describe what happened next, but I can tell you I did a whole lot of crying. It was quite overwhelming. I heard the beginning of the Heart Sutra: “All Dharmas are marked with Emptiness.” The feeling was of disbelief. I was completely stunned. What came to me was that the Dharma is so vast that a thousand universes could not contain it.

 

 

 

 

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The Valentine Story

February 14, 2018, 6:32 AM

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By : Nikki Savage

 

Ahhhh Valentine’s Day.  Love is in the air.  A day for all romantics.  A day we best not forget to acknowledge our sweethearts.  Or else.  But why?

 

I was trying to find the origins of Valentine’s Day.  Most of what I read had something to do with commemorating the execution of St. Valentine.  One referenced the reason for his demise being his marrying Roman soldiers to their sweethearts despite a law forbidding it. I guess that is romantic. Maybe?  Oh and after he was killed, Romans marked the occasion by having the men draw names of eligible ladies from a jar and then they wed or something like that.  Apparently they continued this tradition for years after his death and it spread to other countries.

 

Another source stated that Valentine’s Day was created to help Christianize the Romans.  The timing of Valentine’s feast day was around the time of a pagan fertility festival, Lupercalia,  where the gist was everyone would get naked and ladies that wanted to be mothers were spanked with the hides of the animals sacrificed for this festive occasion.  Yeah.  This was then followed by a night of general drunken debauchery.  The church stepped in and classed it up a bit and called it St. Valentine’s Day for them all to celebrate together.  (Kind of like how Easter is named after Eostre, a goddess.  But I’ll tell you about that next month.)

 

Those are the two predominant stories I found told in one way or another.  Not so romantic.  And neither tie the ends of how we started decorating with angels and hearts.  Neither explain why we spend billions of dollars (over $15 billion) on cards, candy, jewelry, flowers and dinner.  How these became our go-to expressions of love, I cannot fathom.  Unless your special someone really loves cards, jewelry, candy and flowers (I am just assuming everyone loves dinner, no reason to question that), why would these things say “I love you”?

 

Is this just a brilliant bit of marketing?  I’m not sure.  But I do know that there never is a bad time to let your people know you love them.   Let’s hold onto just that bit of Valentine’s Day. But let your love know in a way that is personally meaningful.  Or you can get all Pagan and grab an animal pelt and explain how it is actually more traditional than the heart shaped box of chocolates.  Really, it’s whatever floats their boat.  That is how you give love.

 

And while we are talking about sharing the love, don’t forget to give yourself your own share too.  You can’t give someone all of your love, if you don’t have it for yourself to give.  So even if there is no special someone, or even a want for one, you can still celebrate the day by doing whatever you love.   There aren’t any rules here.  We don’t even actually know why we celebrate it in the first place!

 

No matter how it began, it’s here again.  So however you spend this Valentine’s Day, whether you celebrate or not, I do hope you know that you are loved. :)

 

 

 

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Wide Awake

January 31, 2018, 4:54 AM

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By : Nikki Savage

 

I feel like I have experienced an awakening over the last few years.  I thought that would be like a huge “Aha” moment.  Like it would be something that I would wake up to and just understand and know what to do.

 

Nope.  Instead I am just wide awake and feeling tired.  There is this part of me that wishes to cling to the sleep a little longer, hell maybe even forever.  My bed is so warm.  And it’s so damn cold outside.

 

I know that isn’t how I should feel.  But it is how I do feel.  It is like waking up to all that is important in life and realizing none of those things are valued within the systems in place in society.  I mean outwardly in a marketing sort of way, it seems the media and corporate advertising will be on board with our common values but we know they just want the sale.  We know everything is revolving around money.  And we know money means nothing when we test its value up against our hearts, our integrity and our truth.  But yet we still depend on money as a measure of our worth in this culture and as a means of survival.  We all gotta eat.

 

I often ask Siri how to dismantle the system.  (Side note:  If I go missing, this may be why…) She usually doesn’t have an answer for me.  But this week she pointed me to a YouTube video by Russell Brand on how to dismantle the system and start a revolution.  I haven’t watched it yet.  But I do wonder what it will say.  I’m hoping it will tell me how we stop our schools from teaching to the test for funding and instead inspire our kids to think for themselves.  I want to know how we stop a healthcare system that allows people to go bankrupt because they are sick.  I want to know how we stop our political party system from preying our our divisions to distract us from the real issues instead of finding common ground and fixing those issues.  Because I know we can fix them.  I know there are more of us who want to fix these problems than who want to stay divided.   And I really want to know who is actually at the top pulling the strings so I can cut their strings to shreds before the weight of this world is set upon our children.

 

That’s is where my awakening has taken me.  But, to be fair, it also has taken me to a place where I have felt and understood our oneness, where I have become aware of what unconditional love means, where I have found my deepest truths and accepted them all.  I have found my personal integrity, my most solid center and have chosen to live with a vulnerable, soft heart dead set on being authentically and unapologetically me.   Now that I am writing it out, I guess I would say that is worth it.  Right?  Yeah.  Being fully awake to the love in my life is worth being awake to the ugly too.   It is the only way to understand Truth.  And I suppose the only thing to do once we awaken is to each live our own Truth best that we can and do what we can to help others find and express theirs.

 

I’ll stay awake.  And I will trust that this awakening will reveal a path to creating something better in these times.   But how long before I stop itching to hit snooze?

 

Anyone else feeling this?  Let me hear your experiences in awakening to what is most important in your life.  Have these experiences changed you and, if yes, how?

 

 

 

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Angels and Elements

January 26, 2018, 8:57 AM

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By : Nikki Savage

 

So I have to admit, I’m not that big on angel energy.  I never really had a desire to look into how to work with them in my spiritual practice.  Not that I am anti-angel or anything, I KNOW there is something there.  Angels are found in every culture.  It isn’t that I do not respect angel energy either.  I guess I just kind of never picked them up into my practice because I never understood my connection to them.

 

But then I started to research them.  I had to take a closer look.  I’ve been studying energy, how it manifests into matter, how it is everything, how it affects everything, and how we can utilize our slice of it best.  And lately I’ve been trying to find the common threads in all traditions, as I find that is where the Truth resides.  So I wanted to see what the angel frequency was broadcasting and then decide how it harmonizes with my own jam.

 

It didn’t take me long to find some common points of reference to understanding angel energy.  In my studies of Ayurveda, I understand the interplay of the elements as the energetic building blocks of life.  And right off the bat I read about how the archangels are elemental beings.  Some of the more well-known ones (and their association to the elements) include: Michael – Fire, Gabriel – Water, Raphael – Ether and Uriel – the coordinator of the three (which I tie into Ayurvedic thought with Air or the Vayus/Winds – the movement that coordinates).   Earth is associated with Shameal, an angel not an archangel, that stays with the Earth when we depart but is part of our energetic being when we are earthly beings.

 

Okay, so I have found a point of access for me to understand these angels.  One site went on to say that when we are created, when we become an “I”, we are “egofied” (unified) with a guardian angel who comes to this earthly experience with us.  The guardian angel is with us to care for us whether or not we know it.  It was the use of the word “egofied” that drew my attention.  Again I connect this with some things I’ve learned studying Vedic philosophy.  The ego level of manifestation is where things become differentiated into their own entities.  So if there was to be a guardian spirit energy that was tied to our own, it most certainly would form with us at this level.

 

Within the egofied statement, it was also said that this angel comes with us to the “worlds of separation”.  When I was rewriting with the story of the Garden of Eden (link to blog), I found the original word for sin meant “to go away from”, to separate from.  I likened our original sin as our souls choice to come to Earth, to separate from the source and have an earthly experience where we obtain the knowledge of good and evil.

 

I know these are just words and that any relationship between my Vedic energy exploration and angel energy could be seen as purely coincidental.  But I also know that what I used to always write off as coincidence has proven over and over to me in my experience to be those synchronistic signs that let me know I’m tuned in to the right channel.  Had I gone to research angels before I has this knowledge or these experiences, I would not have been able to see the connection.  Even the timing of my studies seems to be serendipitous.

 

Now that I can see the angels as vibratory beings, chief among them being elemental in nature, I think I would like to work with these energies. I know I need to follow wherever those little synchronicities may lead.  So I would like to tap into the guardian energy given to me when I became an I.  Once I get there I can discern if it was coincidental wording that I got all excited over or there really is something here for me.  But how do I tap in?  That will be my next journey.

 

Stay tuned for the next angel blog to see where my studies take me in developing a way to tap into that energy.  I will share what I find as it reveals to me.   If you have a practice that includes working with angel energy, please share with the community.  If you do not have an interest in working with that energy yourself but are interested in finding out any wisdom the angels wish to share, there are a number of psychics on this site that work with angels.  Maybe one has a message for you.

 

 

 

 

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Student of the stars

January 24, 2018, 8:23 AM

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By : Nikki Savage

 

As I continue studying the manifestation of energy into matter, I am more and more a believer in the impact of the energies of the stars, the moon, and the planets.  Since I understand everything as energy, it is impossible for me to separate anything from my existence.

 

I believe we come from a single energy source with an infinite number of ways to express.  (If you have read my blogs past, you know this!)  We are born and gain a fixed perspective in space and time.  And all the energies at play in this fixed space and time lend their qualities to my own creation and evolution. They lend their qualities to the shaping and expressing of every aspect of my being.

 

The moment I am manifested into form, into matter, these energies push and pull and vibrate through my own energy and help to shape the constitution of me:  physically, mentally and spiritually.  As I am differentiated from the great source of energy (as are you and everyone else), a subtle dance begins.  A balance, a unique individual balance, is created as my form is added into the mix of all the other energies at play.

 

I am created with my own proprietary blend of the elements, that leaves me drawn towards some energies and repelled by others.   Having an awareness to how certain energies affect me can be of great benefit.  After all, figuring out how to dance my own dance within all the rhythms of life is what this journey is all about.   And knowing there is also a greater dance is the gateway to the ability to see beyond my own perspective to an even larger view.   I can access the greater plan, but only when I am rooted in my truth so I may resonate with the Greatest Truth.

 

And so I have become keenly aware of how the energies move me.  And how they may alter my thinking, actions and emotions.  I have to find the delicate balance of singing my own soul’s song in tune with the symphony of the universe.  And knowing what energies are at play in the universe at any given time can help me maintain that balance.

 

I am beginning to understand which energies pull on me and which push me and how to foresee when I could use a pull or a push.  I am beginning to understand all these energies at play are available for my use when I understand how they each affect me.  Like gardening by the phases of the moon, I understand how an energy wanes and waxes and am beginning to understand how to utilize the directions of their forces to my advantage.

 

I am still learning and will be for as long as I live.  Just like the energy, the knowledge is infinite.  I will never run out of learning material.  So long as I stay true to my studies, I know I will continue to evolve towards the purest expression of myself.  And that is the very purpose of this wonder-filled life.  From this perspective of infinite growth potential, I see how very blessed I am for this opportunity.  And it is my hope that you also see your blessedness and find your rhythm in this divine dance of life.

 

Interested in knowing more about the planetary energies at play at the moment you came into being here?  One way is to get a natal chart -  an astrology report giving you a picture of the signs the sun, moon and planets are in during your birth.  You may be surprised, like me, by what insight can be gained about your own patterns and behaviors when you see your energetic makeup.

 

 

 

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Potentials and possibilities

January 17, 2018, 8:06 AM

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By : Nikki Savage

 

My mind goes on some crazy adventures and always seems to stumble on some great truth in the end.  Every time I read, I find fuel to take a new adventure.  I just recently read The Golden Compass for fun.  I’m usually reading for study or some growth purpose so it is nice to read again strictly for enjoyment.  It’s been a while.
 
Anyway, my mind seems to always finds something to chew on when I read.  And The Golden Compass had plenty.  The entire concept was a pleasure to envision and easy for my mind to grasp despite the fantastical world it created.  But my mind fixated on one idea in particular.

 

There was a part in the book where the birth of an alternate world is explained.  It used the example of how when you flip a coin, there is an equal chance for the coin to be heads as there is for it to be tails.  When it lands on tails, the chance for it to be heads just collapses.  But in that same moment, the same coin also lands on heads.  In that moment, two realms of possibility became two separate worlds.

 

That is a big idea to swim in.

 

Is it plausible?  I say why not?  Here’s where my mind goes.  If I take a coin, there is an equal potential for heads or tails to be the outcome.  So in other words, an equal potential energy is there for both outcomes.  So when it lands on one side, the other side’s energy goes where?  Energy cannot be created or destroyed, only transformed.  If it lands on tails,  the potential energy for tails is fulfilled.  But where does the potential energy to land on heads go?  Does it go back into some collective of potential energy ready to be dished out by some universal opportunity pump?  Does it become unlatched from the object like some kind of free radical until it is attracted by some other possibility in a new moment born?  Or does it actually manifest too and there is an alternate, unseen world playing out on a different dimension within the same space we currently occupy?   Sounds crazy.  But there is plenty in existence that was once considered just as crazy, I’d bet.  To be sure, the possibility of another world playing out infinitely holds as much potential in my mind as any other reasoning behind our existence.

 

Either way, I have decided, I enjoy wondering about possibilities and potential.  It is a love of my soul to play with ideas such as these.  I see each moment is pregnant with potential.  In each moment, one possibility will manifest in my life.  And just as it manifests, a brand new set of possibilities will also be born.  And so I believe it will be with every moment, on and on forever.  An infinite movement of potential and possibilities.  Isn’t that all life is?   Just a big swirl of potentials and possibilities perpetually expanding and collapsing and expanding again?  In my mind, that potential drives the flow and magic of life.  And life is our grandest adventure.

 

What do you believe happens to untapped potential?  Does it move on to someone else?  Does it play out in some other world or some other way only to come back to us in some other form?  Or does it just channel itself into some new possibility, some new direction in life?  Maybe a combination of all three depending on the situation?  Or none of the above?  Please feel free to share in the comments below.

 

 

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First Step

January 10, 2018, 2:35 AM

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By : Nikki Savage

 

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” –  Lao Tzu

 

Yep.  It does.  But which way should I start stepping?  That’s been my dilemma.  That and I seem to always be starting a new journey.

 

I am in possession of one of those souls that longs for a thousand stories.  And they don’t seem to be found along the same path.  As far as I can tell, that is.  I think I’m not alone in this.

 

I imagine if I had a single answer that worked for everyone as to how to take that first step, these words would be found in my best-selling book.  That is one of the stories I would love to live.  A best selling author.  May this be my first step on my way there.  But I have no one-size-fits-all answer.  But I may have an answer of my own, and maybe it will work for you too.

 

As I’ve said, I feel that I’ve been in this space of beginning for a while now.  And that I should be taking my millionth step, not another first.  But each moment we have the opportunity to change.  And we do change. So we can continue on the path of an old story, start a new chapter or begin a new book entirely.  It is liberating and maddening to me all at once.

 

But the one thing that I think I have figured out is the first step of all my best journeys thus far isn’t a movement at all.  It is stillness.  It is a step inward.  And that too is maddening but it is true.  I know this innately.  And as frustrating as it is to keep taking this “first” step, if I stop to actually appreciate what I have accomplished, I see I have come a long way on my soul’s path.

 

When I frame this step as a step towards doing my work and frame my work as a career in the worlds view, outwardly it would seem I have lost my way.  But as life keeps revealing to me, my true work is this journey.  And this kind of work doesn’t offer a linear path.  This kind of work needs to give the full ride with all the twists and turns, and not knowing where it ends and begins is part of its beauty.

 

I still have a thousand journeys held within my heart.  And I still don’t know that I will travel them all. But I will take another “first” step inward and trust I’m going the right way.

 

 
 
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Practice of Life

December 27, 2017, 4:03 AM

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By : Nikki Savage

 

I’m sitting here on the first day of the lighter half of the year.  The beginning of the waxing phase of the sun, the day after the shortest day of the year.  Seems appropriate to turn my mind to the new year ahead.

 

Winter still firmly holds me.  I’m not done with the less active phase but with the shift in the sun’s energy, I have to honor that things will be growing again shortly.  Seeds that lay dormant need to be cultivated.  All the darker truths I found in the waning half of the year will need to be allowed to fall and amend the soils of my soul to support the new growth ahead.

 

Now is still not the time for action but it is certainly the time to envision what action I will take to grow healthy and strong in the sunshine ahead.  I used to believe this was the time to make resolutions.  But I found the very idea of resolutions to be too rigid.  Instead I set intentions for my year.  Two years ago, my intention was unconditional love and compassion.  Last year was integrity.  The universe obliged by giving me some of my most difficult tests that rewarded me with finding some of my deepest truths.

 

I will not say I’d like to go through any of it again but having an intention gave me a way to frame all of what occurred in my life and keep a grounded perspective.  I found patience, a trait I thought I completely lacked, as I looked to cultivate unconditional love in my life.  I also learned the necessity of boundaries and the healing grace of self-compassion.  Then I applied my new lessons as I discovered what living a life with integrity looked like for me.   I learned how to work, how to love and how to lose with integrity.

 

I sit now reflecting on the path I’ve traveled.  And I sit thinking how I’d like to travel in the upcoming year.   And I am drawn towards the intention of authenticity.  I wish to make this year about living authentically.  I have accepted myself which has allowed me to be accepting and compassionate towards others.  I faced some very difficult truths about myself and the world and found a way integrate them into my whole being.  I seek now to allow these new truths to be made manifest in my life through the authentic expression of my ever-evolving self.  I know we are here to shine our own unique light, to share our own unique gifts and tell our own unique stories to the best of our abilities.  And so that will be my intention this year.  To live my life as an unfiltered, flawed and still-growing being made up of my own blend of stardust and mud.  To walk in truth and let my life speak of my travels.  Unapologetically and authentically me.  And I’d be honored if you would join me.

 

Please join me in setting intentions this year.  Take some time as we still sit dormant in winter’s embrace to reflect on the changes that have occurred in your life over the last year and choose the view you would like to hold throughout this coming year.  Like the beginning of a yogic practice, set an intention to center upon and when the poses that follow get uncomfortable, come back to your center and move again from there.  See if and how that changes your perspective on any struggles you face and how it adds a richness to any triumphs.  This practice has helped me to stay true to my journey and the universe always seems to let me know when I stray from my path and when I’m heading the right way.  It is my wish that this practice may also be of benefit to you.  Brightest blessings for a beautiful, wonderful, wild and magical 2018!

 

 

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Holiday Hustle

December 20, 2017, 4:00 AM

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By : Nikki Savage

 

The holidays are upon us.  I truly hope everyone is finding some time and making space in their lives for some stillness.  While the lights and festivities are wonderful and exciting, winter is a time to go within.

 

I know if feels counterintuitive to take time to be still during a very busy month.  But it is oh so necessary.  We each have our own rhythms to honor.  If we truly wish to bring our A game to the holiday season, shouldn’t we take the time to see how we can flow more harmoniously with the pace of the season?  When we get off our own rhythm we can begin to feel overwhelmed by the marketing machine the holidays have become.  When we allow ourselves to stop and sit with it, it really isn’t going as fast as we believe.  We realize the pace is ours to set.

 

We need to take the time to exhale some of that hectic, frantic energy and inhale some of the peace of this season.  To honor the way the energy moves in the wintertime.  To sink more deeply into our roots so we can withstand the winds.

 

So many try to overdo.   I know I have.  We see that everyone else appears to have it all together.  All the shopping done by November, cookies baked with decorative icing in every shape and color, packages wrapped with curly ribbon and dried flowers, and holiday cards with perfect little children in a perfect holiday setting.  I know there are some people who really can do all these things and not feel stressed.  They enjoy it.  And that is wonderful.

 

But with social media and marketing, some believe it is the standard.  And it truly isn’t.  Or at least it never was for me when I would try to do it all.  So I don’t anymore.

 

In my world, it’s midway through December and I am just starting to shop.  And once I buy them, my gifts will probably look like they were wrapped by a 4 year old or they will be inside other gifts like a scarf.  My cookies, if I get around to baking them, will be unadorned unless my daughter wants to sprinkle colored sugar on them. When I used to send out cards by mail, they had the single picture out of 30 that all three kids were looking, no one was slapping anyone or screaming or crying or ripping their little clip on ties and bows off and it was zoomed in to omit the mess of toys, sippy cups with solid milk and whatever else living life with little kids looked like that surrounded the tree.   If my cards were in video form, they would have featured me screaming at the top of my lungs, “Sit still and look at Mommy for the love of God!”  Yep.  Not so Christmas-y.   But the resulting picture… ah my sweet little angels.

 

I used to feel so stressed out by it all.  It wasn’t my bag.  And regardless of what I got done or did not get done each year, the holidays came and went just the same.  So I’ve learned to take it easy.  I’m thankful for the chill that drives me inside and attunes me to the shift to a more quiet and reflective energy.  It allows me to stop and enjoy the season for what it truly is.  Peace and joy and the sharing of our most precious gifts, our love and our time.  It really is all that matters.

 

And so I hope you find peace and joy this holiday season and take the time to share it with  those you love.

 

 

 

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By : Nikki Savage

 

It’s that time of year again.  Tis the season to gather together with family and friends and celebrate the winter holidays.  The kids already have their lists ready and excitedly await the whirlwind of cookies, presents, and family visiting.  And the adults, maybe not so excited for this busy time of year.

 

Let’s face it, the holidays ain’t what they were like as kids, when we would just need to wake up to the magic.  We overeat, overspend and overschedule ourselves during the holidays and they usually leave us feeling overfull, overtapped and overwhelmed.  And, sadly, sometimes the most stressful part of these times can be the family part.  This is especially true for families that don’t agree on politics and religion or just have opposing views of the world in general.

 

Now everyone knows we don’t talk politics or religion or opposing views at these events, especially in these divided times.  But everyone also knows that it always seems to come up.  We all have the one guest who likes to stir the pot.  I’ll admit that I have been an occasional pot stirrer myself though I do have a blanket “holiday no stir” policy.  But, my “holiday tongue biting in the face of pot stirring” game is weak.  Even as my mind screams, “Disengage!”, my mouth will carry on with whatever it wants.

 

I used to try disable this reflex with alcohol.  As soon as good old Uncle Hater would start stirring, I would head for the liquor cabinet.  Uncle Hater is the name I’ll give to my stirrer of holidays past  who generally is against most things I am for and who also sees gatherings as a one time shot at satisfying his passion for arguing.  Since outing myself as a terrible tongue-biter, I became one of his favorite targets.  I would usually follow his first comment with, “Who wants shots?”  Big old smile on my face as I hoped he’d get the hint.

 

I found this method lacking as he would never take the cue and the more shots I’d take, the weaker my tongue-biting ability became.  That coupled with not being able to bounce back from shots like I used to has me looking for new, healthier ways of coping.

 

Avoidance could be an option.  But, in my case, with a smaller family gathering, it can be a bit more difficult to keep it from being too obvious.  The intention is not to hurt anyone’s feelings after all!  Just to get through a gathering without wanting to throw anyone into a rear naked choke hold.  That’s all I’m looking for here.

 

Maybe I could bring an unsuspecting child into the mix to lighten the conversation? Whichever child walks by first.  Like, “Hey there little Johnny, why don’t you tell Uncle Hater about school while I go do more shots…”  Hehe.  There’s those darn shots again.  I can’t do that to the children.

 

I could try to view the arguing as a holiday tradition and embrace it as such.  Kind of like the “Airing of Grievances” portion of Festivus.  Only then I’d be inviting more arguing into the situation.   Maybe we can move right to “Feats of Strength”?

 

Or maybe I’ll try smile therapy.  Whatever is said, even if it reeks of the highest quality bait on the market, I’ll just smile and nod.  And respond with non-confrontational things like, “That’s an interesting perspective.”  Hmmm, that could work.  Or maybe I can carry around a tray of food so I can perpetually have something to shove in my mouth before I speak.  Giving me time to thwart a knee-jerk response or the opportunity to choke myself unconscious.  That’s got potential too.

 

Sigh.  Or I can just allow it to be what it is and know it is all part of the family gathering.  It is what makes those memories so endearing.  It is what gives Aunt Always polite the extra aggression she needs to carve the main course.    Ahh the memories.

 

Okay, so I didn’t offer much in the way of help here.  But maybe that is where you can step in.  Go on and comment with any advice you have for keeping the family gatherings festive and light.  Or feel free to vent about your own Uncle/Aunt Hater and maybe get some venom out before he/she arrives. :)

 

 

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