Your Mission, Should You Choose to Accept It

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A decade ago, I was the last person you might have thought of as a potential Lantern Bearer to emerging Lightworkers. Until I accepted this current mission, I had never held the same job for more than three years (the average was only one).

I’ve now been running my own business as a professional intuitive and self-published personal development author for ten years (since 2003).

I cuss (often). I find it hard not to hate the Haters. Sometimes, I’m paralyzed by anger.

I’m outraged.

I’m amoral, immoral, irreverent. Retaliatory, argumentative, dogmatic, and just as damned hypocritical as any other Believer.

Thank God I wasn’t needed in the Light.

Lantern Bearers are most needed at the edge of darkness where the fallen and the lost escape back across the border into our Motherland of love and tolerance.

“Your mission, should you choose to accept it…”

You’ve incarnated into an environmental wetsuit of mortal flesh that allows you to interface with the third-dimensional world. We speak of virtual reality and artificial environments as if they are only the stuff of futurist, science fiction fantasies, but isn’t life on this planet a true miracle of special effects?

Our missions are not pre-ordained. We do have free will. Some of us may willfully choose to ignore the signs of greater purpose. Some of us may have been overwhelmed by this physical life experience or traumatized by events to the point that we cannot fulfill our missions — we’ve forgotten, or been brainwashed, or been taught to believe something else.

If you are here today, reading this, it’s most likely because you have begun to remember where you came from… You have an inkling that there is something you are meant to do. That there is something more.

Deep down, privately, whether or not you would ever admit it out loud to anyone else, you believe you are special. You are chosen.

Or you choose to believe. You choose to participate.

There are signs all around you.

You’ve seen evidence. You’ve noticed patterns. Sometimes, the synchronicity takes your breath away. It has to be something more than coincidence.

It feels like something — or someone — is trying to communicate with you.

And sometimes bits and pieces of those messages make it through. Or you see into the code, and part of it makes sense.

It doesn’t go away. It won’t stop. And maybe you don’t want it to, maybe you’re ready to embrace it, to meet it, to fully engage.

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Your Intuition on Another Level

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One of my newest intuitive development students writes:

“My Automatic Intuition Professional package is hurtling its way toward me… It should be here today, I’m very excited!

“In the meantime, I wanted to email you with a question.

“In the past week since I applied, while I’ve been eagerly anticipating starting our work together, some crazy stuff has started happening in my world. I have been having the most intense, frequent bouts of déja vu; I’ve been seeing movements out of the corner of my eye; and all kinds of sparkles have been appearing in my field of vision. I’ve always had this stuff happening to me to some extent, but it feels like it’s really “stepping up,” and I can’t help but think my spirit is getting primed for some serious tuning in when we start working together.

“Yesterday, I almost felt like I was in a pleasant fog or trance all evening. I was reading a book on my Kindle, and I kept realizing that I had totally zoned out whilst reading…

“Do you have any thoughts on this? Am I right about the reason I may be experiencing this?”

What Happens When You Engage Your Purpose
I have definitely observed this phenomenon in the lives of those I work with, as well as my own. The experience certainly varies; it’s unique to each of us.

I believe the actions you take, when you follow through on your application for the course and the acceptance email you receive, create parallel effects on Another Level, where you have “placed an order” with the Universe, setting the intentions to increase your abilities, open to new experiences, and move into new lanes along your Path.

I am, in effect, a kind of co-pilot. The experience of the Automatic Intuition Professional course is your vehicle. The Attunement you receive, your access to the Akashic Records, and the direction in which your Guides begin to steer you… It’s fascinating for me to discover with you how those intentions show up, what forms they take, and just how surprisingly transformational they can be.

It’s “bigger than the class.”
The course and our collaboration is a touchstone for something you are manifesting. In a timeless place, it’s always been there, waiting to be activated, like a program installed on your computer that you’ve just opened up to run.

(I’m speaking of the metaphorical and spiritual Program that mirrors the actual program that comes in the mail from my publisher.)

Even in that brief interim, as you wait for the course materials to physically arrive, you experience these “get to the know the program” screens, and pop-up windows, and Stuff winking into your awareness.

Don’t strain too hard to understand what each feeling, sight, sound, and synchronicity means. It’s kind of like the source code behind the programming. You can look at the source code and not necessarily be able to read it — that is independent of your ability to use the program.

Observe the little increases in psychic phenomena like clouds scudding by before a rain shower, or the first fireflies in your backyard at twilight, or your favorite songs popping up on shuffle in a perfect playlist.

The Universe winks at you when you take this kind of step.
Your guides are stirring up there somewhere, getting the material together, organizing the signs, inviting the special people who will come into your life at this time to change you, to be changed by you…

We will soon find out how this all comes together.

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The Most Psychic Times of Day

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The “most psychic” times of day are often referred to as power times, power hours, or chime hours. You may wish to plan activities or rituals around these times according to your intentions, or advise others to do so.

For professional intuitives, these designations can be helpful in discerning additional meanings, or the context of other symbols and information, for your clients during readings.

Chime Hours

The chime hours — 3 a.m., 6 a.m., 9 a.m., 12 p.m., 3 p.m., 6 p.m., 9 p.m., 12 a.m. — were named during the period in human history when most people lived in villages, and the daily passing of time was measured by the chiming of the bell tower in the church at a town’s center.

Chime hours were believed to be magical, with each hour carrying a special force, energy, or topical focus.

  • 3 a.m. — Communication with the spirits of ancestors, the inherited wisdom of elders, peace, deep sleep, and prayer.*
  • 6 a.m. — Initiation, beginnings, launching of projects, fertility (of both human beings, ideas, and ventures)
  • 9 a.m. — Inspiration, productivity, intellectual thought, divine guidance, and money-making ideas
  • 12 p.m. — Career, employee relations, overcoming seemingly challenging odds
  • 3 p.m. — Change, physical movement, relocation, and travel
  • 6 p.m. — Family, children, marriage, and partnerships
  • 9 p.m. — Love, friendship, storytelling, and learning
  • 12 a.m. — Healing, resolving arguments, forgiveness, and psychic rejuvenation

The Monk’s Hours
*3 am – 5 am are also known as the monk’s hours. Pay special attention to any ideas, insights, or symbols that come to you at this time.

You may wake suddenly from a dream with answers or solutions, and not feel like rolling over and going back to sleep. The best thing you can do when this happens is grab a notebook (laptop, diary, smartphone, tablet — whatever you prefer) and do some journaling or automatic writing.

General Solar Peak Times

  • Dawn — prayers, rituals, and setting intentions regarding new beginnings, change, inspiration, and attracting psychic energies.
  • Noon — optimal time for taking actions, claiming power, ensuring success.
  • Dusk — love, healing, detaching and banishing psychic energies.

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Cutting Cords to Clients after Psychic Readings

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Do you sometimes find yourself thinking a lot about a reading after you’ve completed it?

Even if you’re thinking a little too much about the positive results of a session or musing over a client’s grateful feedback, this often indicates that:

  • you have not properly logged out of the Akashic Records.
  • you have not completely released from the connection to the client.
  • you have not cleared the cords that formed between you and your client.

Obviously, for a few minutes immediately following the reading, you are going to think about it. (Of course.) And you may think about your client once in a while for a long time into the future, depending on how frequently you are in contact with her.

An appropriate amount of thought and some level of emotion are not “issues.”

But, if — after attempting to log out of a reading — you notice that you continue to have recurring thoughts about the client multiple times in a day, there may still be energy that needs to be cleared.

Cords to Your Clients

Whenever you perform a psychic reading, a cord is formed.

Even if you’re conscientiously logging out of the Akashic Records after completing a reading session, make sure that you’re also clearing the cords that formed while you were connected to that person’s energy.

The circumstances don’t have to be “negative” — even a reading that went really, really well can leave cords that drain your energy. It’s like accidentally leaving the refrigerator door ajar.

Post-Reading Energy Clearing Rituals

When I end a client reading or complete a mentoring session, I ask my angels to cut these cords.

(I don’t ask my spirit guides to do it — spirit guides give me information, while entities that exist at a higher vibration, such as archangels, are more effective with influencing energy.)

I combine the intention, visualization, and verbal request with a physical action — I use my hands to “wipe away” the cords from my body, as if I’m clearing away spider webs that I just walked through.

The physical action might resemble scraping beads of water off my face and body. I know an energy healer who shakes out his hands as if they have some sticky or dusty substance all over them. I have another intuitive colleague who makes a motion with her hands that looks as if she is removing a scarf from around her neck and tossing it aside.

Do you perform a clearing ritual of your own, in addition to logging off?

Since I do so many readings and sessions on my iPhone, I’ve also “programmed” additional clearing into the removal of my earbuds. I’ve established a protocol with my angels and guides that says “When I remove these earbuds from my ears after a call is done, the literal cords of the earphones falling away from my head represent the energetic cords between myself and the client detaching.”

That has worked really well for me — it ensures an additional strict discipline of cord-cutting on “autopilot,” even if I forget, am distracted or interrupted.

Often the cords with clients feel really good and we subconsciously want to hang onto them. If I find myself still re-playing the conversation an hour later (or whenever), then that’s a red flag that I haven’t properly cleared from the reading.

I know it sounds obvious, but I think we’re all a little guilty of becoming relaxed or sloppy about clearing the energy after a psychic reading. It reminds me of how much I want to skip a cool down after a work out, yet it’s as important as the warm up and the performance itself.

Take a look at your log off and clearing rituals — especially if you’re feeling distracted or drained — and ask yourself honestly if you might be slacking off.

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5 Reasons You Should Not Discount Your Intuitive Readings

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It’s effective at certain times of year to put up special offers. The Holidays — New Year’s especially — are very important to the personal development market and spirituality- based businesses. You’ll certainly find some sparkly signs stuck in the virtual shop windows at Shift Your Spirits… for information products — courses, tutorials, meditations.

Items that have already been created and can be downloaded or shipped, not my most exclusive, one-on-one service — personal intuitive readings.

Before you run a discount on your own readings, please consider some reasons why it may not be as much of a benefit as you think…

1. Negative Comparison
The perceived value of your readings becomes diminished when you advertise sales on your services with the same language and energy that you might use to promote products. It’s human nature for a client to compare the “bargain basement” sale price of your services to that of another intuitive and believe that yours must not be worth as much.

2. Perceived Level of Professionalism
When you lower your rates too much, you may simply appear desperate for clients. People may assume your schedule is unfilled because you’re not professional, you’re still learning, or your word-of-mouth reputation is not strong.

3. Delayed or Deferred Client Action
Instead of purchasing when the impulse strikes, your clients will wait in hopes of a future sale. Potential clients who have followed your blog or subscribed to your mailing list for a long period of time will have seen you “run specials” before. If they know that you typically offer a deep discount on your readings during the Holidays, they will hesitate and decide to come back later. By the time “later” occurs, their interest may have passed.

4. Energetic Investment of Client
The quality of clients can be negatively affected by a sale price — you are more likely to attract undesirable encounters with people who want to “test” your abilities or people who are psychic addicts if you price your readings too low. It is generally true that clients who are more invested and committed are easier and more enjoyable to work with.

*Please note the exceptions:
When you’re just starting out and trying to build a practice, of course you want to give people a chance to sample your abilities and spread the word.

And later on, when you’re established, you can always give a free reading to someone in need. No one’s stopping you from responding to a plea that touches you or making an exception for a special circumstance. But it’s your call. You can give away your services whenever you feel truly guided to do so, not because you are beholden to a discount.

5. Workload & Burnout
When you run specials within specific time frames, your work load becomes bunched up — several months’ worth of readings, all scheduled around the relatively narrow time span of a promotion. No matter how good your intentions may be, trying to complete a marathon of readings can negatively impact the quality of your readings. You simply burn out.

Sure, it works, but…
I see professional intuitives of all levels of experience and renown offering their services in this way. Why? Because it does work. You will see spikes in interest, your schedule will fill up temporarily. But the damage to your overall brand can have a more long-term impact.

What’s a better strategy?
Passive income streams.

Selling your time has a limit — there are only so many readings you can give in a day, a week, a month. Selling information products is nearly limitless. Write books and tutorials. Create classes or lectures that can be downloaded. You do the work once, and sell it indefinitely.

And if you want to manipulate the price points on products, it has little to no impact on your workload or the perceived value of what should be the most exclusive thing you offer — personalized, one-on-one readings.

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