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Transitions in Meditation

I have been meditating regularly for quite some time.  Years, actually.  Not always the same way, but always attempting, non-the-less.  I started out with binaural beats and guided and have recently started to incorporate silent meditation into my practice.  This was, and still is, very difficult for me; quieting the mind can be challenging at times.  My usual schedule is to do a guided meditation at lunch after a quick yoga session then a silent meditation in the evening after prayers and retiring to bed.  I usually go to sleep after my family, so it is nice and peaceful in the house!

Well, I don’t know what has happened… but something broke loose in my head last night!  I have been feeling the energy cycling through my body, twitching, experienced unwanted weight loss, a high-pitched humming in my ears, and a constant low-grade headache, but attributed it all to stress.  After last night’s meditation, I don’t think that I can view these happenings within a vacuum anymore!  I’d said my evening prayers and was preparing for meditation when the twitching began… usually it was isolated to my right eye-brow.  It had been twitching for weeks and was driving me crazy!  Not this time, it was actually originating from inside of my forehead.  It wasn’t an external or muscular feeling. It was the strangest thing, as if I had an electrical current buzzing inside of my brain.  It was quite intense, it didn’t hurt, it didn’t alarm me.  I just thanked Spirit, accepted this gift, came out of the meditation and drifted off to sleep.

Now today, as I was doing my guided meditation, I saw two very distinct and beautiful images.  One was a vivid pink flower, open and accepting of the sun’s rays.  The other image was of a radiant sunbeam breaking through a cloud covered sky.  I’m not sure what these images mean, I am following Lydia Clar‘s guided meditation series, “Out of Darkness Into Light” and noted everything down as well as times per her recommendations.  I can’t help but be very excited about these transitions I am going through.  Meditation for spiritual development is a new journey for me, one I stumbled upon quite by accident, but I am within her grips now!  Have you ever experienced anything like this?  Thought you were going crazy?  Maybe not!

*Update 7/19 – In last night’s silent meditation I had a vision of a light gray / silvery feather float down from the sky, it landed gently in my hand.  I don’t know what they symbolism is behind this… or what the message is.  A gift from Spirit?  A message that I am on the right path?  Any takers?  I haven’t really had visions in meditation before, so this is exciting!

Unexpected Trouble — Wee Daily Three

I could’ve done without this draw today, I can only wait and see how it all unfolds!

Cards:

Rule 1 – Red is good and Black is Bad:

B, B, B – Trouble, trouble, and another dose of trouble.

Rule 2 – Suits:

S, C, C – A lot of work (C) is needed (C) to overcome a problem or troubled situation (S).

Rule 3 – Numerology:

9, J, Q – Changes (9), Youths and/or Messages (J), Women and/or Truths (Q).

Rule 4 – Card Definitions:

9 of Spades – Disappointment; Changes for the worse

J of Clubs – A practical youth; Message of a practical matter

Q of Clubs – A business woman; Truth of a business matter

Outcome:

Today’s daily draw points to unexpected troubles and disappointment (9S) that will require an  understanding of practical (JC) truths (QC) to overcome.

This is a tough draw for me; Court cards don’t always represent the actual people described by their traits. I use the traits mainly when setting aside a “querent” card for a reading.  Also, when I see Jacks and Queens (or any Court) of the same suit falling together it often indicates a surprise or unexpected action.  Coupled with the 9 (Changes) of Spades (Troubles), it tells me to be on my guard because anything could happen today!

Welcome!

Welcome to my blog!  Thank you for joining me on my journey of spiritual enlightenment.  My name is Valentina and I am a working wife, mom, animal devotee and lover of all things spiritual and beautiful.  I grew up in a deeply religious home with a Mother that celebrated and embraced the deeper mysteries of the world and life.  I think that we shared a past lifetime together as Rom women traveling through Eastern Europe peddling fortunes “whenever and wherever” to quote the enchanting Shakira!

This is my first foray into blogging, so please be patient with me as I bumble my way through this.  My intentions with this project it not only to journal my experiences, but to share with you as so many others have shared with me!  My hope is that we can all travel together — hand in hand — if only for a short while.

Some of the things I am currently enjoying / exploring are meditation, cartomancy with playing cards (thus the blog name!), clairvoyance and her lovely sisters (clairaudience, clairsentience, claircognizance, etc…), reiki, yoga and energy healing.  I am totally and completely self-taught, so please keep that in mind when reading future posts!  A lot of the information I’ve gathered comes from various sources and I will always link-back and give credit where credit is due to the best of my ability.