Mediumship

My First Tarot Reading Experience

My First Tarot Reading Experience

If you travel Rt. 3 in Maryland, you may be familiar with Ms. Devon's house on the side of the road. A house of magic, mystery, and fortune telling. I would see this house on a daily basis and always tried to look closely when driving past to see if I could catch any of the magic and mystery seeping out of the roof or through the windows.

A girlfriend and I went to the house searching for psychic answers. It was Fall and the air was crisp. It felt like an adventure just being on the property and we walked up the painted creaky wooden steps to the screened in front porch of the home.

Taking the 'Me' Out of Mediumship

"Take the 'Me' out of Mediumship." The first time I heard this it blew my mind. It was actually when I was testing for my Psychic Medium certification in the Fall of 2016. The statement puzzled me at first. I knew it inherently however, this quick phrase solidified and validated what I already knew. It made me relax and gave me a peaceful confidence. I was getting too into my head from fear and nerves about my upcoming testing later that day. It was certainly a timely reminder - allowing the words to resonate, sink in, and take hold on a totally different level.

In Mediumship readings, you want to do well. To bring the loved one through. To make that connection to Spirit with amazingly accurate evidence. To please the client and connect with who they want to hear from. To do a good job for yourself. But I have learned from my teachers that this is Ego. At first I strived for those things, and now? Now it is about purely serving Spirit. Yes, I want to strive to be the best Medium I can be, but not for me - for the work of Spirit. They make it happen, not me. It is about serving Spirit and your sitter. It is not about you as the Medium.

When I feel nervous or pressured or intimidated before a reading, I put this at the forefront of my mind and it settles my anxiety. It helps me to step into my power as a servant of Spirit. It makes me feel strong. This is not about me. This is about serving a higher purpose. This is not about my success - it's about being a facet of someone's healing journey. To hold sacred space for someone. Selfless humble service. I love what I do - Mediumship brings me great joy! Every time I give a reading, I am astonished at the power, ingenuity, wise brilliance, and magic of Spirit. I am excited and grateful for the opportunity to learn more.

 

xo Ariel

26 Questions to Ask your Spirit Guides

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Hi Loves! As a follow-up to Spirit Guides 101 Part 1 & Part 2 , here are 26 questions to ask your guides while connecting with them. These questions will allow you to begin to deepen your relationship and connection to your Spirit Guides. Happy communing in discovery!

  1. What is your name?
  2. Why have we chosen to work with each other?
  3. Did we share any past lives together? If so, what was our relationship?
  4. What lesson are you here to help me learn?
  5. What was your life like?
  6. Where were you born?
  7. What era are you from?
  8. What kind of guide are you? Are you a lifetime guide or are you here to guide me through a particular lesson?
  9. What do I need to release?
  10. How can I love and support myself more?
  11. How can we deepen our connection?
  12. What is your "sign" to let me know you're around?
  13. Is there a gift you have for me?
  14. How can I feel your presence more?
  15. How is my spiritual development going? Are there any spiritual tools or concentration of study you would have me embrace?
  16. What can I do or learn right now to aid my spiritual growth, evolution, and development?
  17. How can I listen to and follow your guidance?
  18. What is your preferred form of communication? (Tarot, Oracle, Runes, Meditation, Clairaudiently, etc.)
  19. What is a significant time in my current life that you helped me with?
  20. How can I tap into my soul purpose more?
  21. How can you help me with my manifesting? How can we co-create?
  22. Where should I keep persevering?
  23. How can I strengthen and develop my intuitive gifts?
  24. How can I be more of a Lightworker in my community?
  25. Where should I put my focus in shadow work?
  26. What karmic lessons should I concentrate on? How can I break this karmic cycle?

I hope you find this to be a great resource for deepening your relationship with and getting to know your guides! Don't be afraid to add some of your own - allowing one to lead to another. What additional questions would ask them?

xo Ariel

Spirit Guides 101 | Part 1 of 2

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Part 1

This 2 part series is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to understanding your spirit guides and building a relationship with them. This article is only the beginning of that partnership. Just as any significant relationship takes time, nurturing, communication, and patience to develop, so too does one with your guides. It is not instantaneous and will grow and change over the years. Be open to the discovery, the wisdom, and the experience. 

What is a Spirit Guide? 

A Spirit Guide is a spiritual teacher, a highly evolved soul, who helps to guide you through life and navigate the path of your soul purpose. Their number one concern is you and what is for your best and highest good - however, they cannot intervene in our affairs without our permission due to the free will we have as souls.

Is a Spirit Guide the same thing as a Guardian Angel? Not exactly...

Your Spirit Guides have a different role than your Guardian Angel. Your guides are with you everyday. I feel that your Guardian Angel only comes around when their is a specific need for their help and protection.

What do they do? 

Each guide you have has a different role in your life. You may have a guide for your business and career, for joy, for wisdom, love, health, protection, etc. You also have a Master Guide who oversees the whole of your life and is like a manager who oversees the duties of your other guides. Your Master Guide comes around for the big spiritual lessons and themes of your life. Your guides can help you through challenges, work with your energy, and place timely opportunities on your path. If you're a Medium, working with your guides is extremely important as they help you in readings while communicating with the other side. They are your personal spiritual team of teachers! The ultimate guides to help you navigate this life in order to fulfill your soul purpose.

Does everyone have a spirit guide? 

YES! Everyone has at least one spirit guide - even your mom, grandmother, significant other, or child.

How many can you have? 

As of now, I have met 10 of my Spirit Guides. It has taken about 3 years or so to connect with them and to be able to understand each guides unique name and vibration. There is still much to discover. You can have 1 - 1,000 or more I suppose.

Do you have one guide your whole life or do they come in and out as needed? 

Some may come and go from your life. Perhaps only there to help you with a particular lesson or situation. As we learn from them, they learn from us too! It is about the evolving of souls on both planes of existence.

Stay tuned for Part 2 next week, where we'll answer...

Can an animal be my Spirit Guide? Can my loved one in spirit be my spirit guide? How do we choose and communicate with our guides?

And more!

xo Ariel

Related: 26 Questions to Ask your Spirit Guides

What your Loved Ones in Spirit Want you to Know

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In the writing of this blog post, I opened up to our loved one's on the Other Side and asked them what are the most prominent messages that they would like there loved one's on the Earth plane to know. This is what they told me...

We're not really dead

Although we may not share the same physical space in a physical body, does not mean we are dead and gone. Just because our bodies have gone back to the earth, our spirit, our soul lives on forever. This energy cannot be destroyed. It is just transformed. This may be hard to understand but please know that when you hear our favorite song on the radio, you remember a funny joke we told, or you feel a gentle touch on your shoulder, that we are there.

We still love you

Just because we are no longer living, does not mean that our love has disappeared as well. It will never fizzle. In fact, it is stronger than ever. We share in your joys and try to bring comfort to your pains. We watch your growth and we forgive your mistakes. We are your biggest cheerleaders! We are there through births, illnesses, new jobs, moving, marriages, divorces, graduations, and deaths. We support you through it all. The love we have for you is unconditional and everlasting.

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Yes, when you talk to us, we can hear you

In those moments where you just wish for a message from us, for a sign, a hug, for some sound advice. When you talk with us before she walks down the aisle, when you hold your newborn child for the first time and say 'Oh mom, isn't she beautiful?' In those moments when you beg for mercy and comfort, and in desperation when you plead for strength. We hear you. We understand. When you think of us, when you call out our name, we are there. We do our best to help you and even send loving people your way to help guide you. Keep your eyes open for the blessings and help we send your way. Just be aware it may not come in the way that you expect it to.

Let go of unnecessary fear + You are protected

Oh darlings, let go of fear. It holds you back from all the beauty your life can hold. From who you were born to be and the life you were meant to live. If you could see all of the wonderful things that the future holds for you, you would dive right in! Fear of failure is unnecessary for we are always with you. Don't be afraid to take a leap of faith. The unknown is a scary place to be at times yes, but that is where strength that you did not know you possessed is able to create breakthroughs. It is where 'Aha!' moments are born.  There is nothing to fear but fear itself. Stop allowing it to paralyze you. You must face it in order to grow. Know that we are here loving and supporting you. You are never alone. We surround you in our loving protection always.

 

xo Ariel

Mystical Healing with Archangel Metatron

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I was participating in a 4 day mediumship workshop in New Jersey with British medium Mavis Pittilla in August of 2015. I had been there for about 2 days and had just given my first ever platform demonstration earlier that afternoon. I was learning so much about myself, the soul, and my connection to spirit that I felt alive and reinvigorated! It was so wonderfully refreshing being around others of like mind and intention. Later that same night, after the lectures of the day, I had a dream where Metatron’s cube came down in front of me glittering and sparkling in a chamber of brilliant white light.

 

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 Metatron's Cube (Image source unknown)

 

It was so breathtakingly stunning! I didn’t know whether to go inside of it or to just continue to stand there in shock and awe. Upon entering the cube, I was enraptured in white healing energy. It was so peaceful and loving! The stark white energy was moving, whooshing, whirling all around me. I felt calm - in total peace and bliss. The dream was so clear, so vivid, that I will never forget it!

I truly believe that this was Archangel Metatron coming to me to give me healing and preparation so that I could move on to the next phase of my ascension process - to become a clearer channel for the knowledge of the Universe and the Universe’s healing energy to work through. Since my sacred geometry encounter with Metatron, my spiritual awakening has definitely accelerated! For the validation and clarity of purpose he has given me, I have much to thank him for. He does still come to me from time to time and it is always a grand experience!

I will be returning this summer to study with Mavis again. I wonder who will have a message for me this time...

xo Ariel