California Sycamore – Alchemy

California Sycamore

Platanus racemosa Nutt.

Specimen sighted: San Diego, CA

Metaphysical attributes:*

Bark: Crushed by rubbing between your two hands. Look up to Father sky and ask for what you desire or want to manifest. Blow the bark from your palms into the air. Say Amen or Thank you. Can be used for abundance in crops and food, health and healing, particularly guides show me someone inhaling and bringing a lot of air into their throat, to heal the throat chakra and the throat, blessings to others.

Leaves: Same method, they may not crush as easily if fresh, but roll between your hands, say your intention, looking up to Father sky and blow the leaf (or leaves) out of your hand. Can be used as a poultice for healing. *

Fruit/Nut: Not used for anything, guides give me the idea that the spines on the seed would be inauspicious so not recommended.

Flower: Not recommended as I see if used in candle rituals the magic will defuse or snuff out.

Elementals & Nature Spirits associated: Healing elementals, some water elementals (undines and some mermaids) mostly, some mushroom spirits, fairies, some gnomes, elephant spirit guides and healers, I see here these elephant guides may help with the removal of obstacles or to keep things moving

Candle manifesting: Using the flower was not recommended as I saw the energy snuff out, using pieces of bark for manifesting has an effect but admittedly a weak one, don’t use the leaves

Healing abilities:*

  • Poultice: The leaves were suggested here to be used in a poultice for healing. When I googled I saw that it may be good for cold, cough, dysentery and as a pain killer.*
  • Powder: Not recommended
  • Tincture: Not recommended
  • Tea: Not recommended
  • Salve: Same as the poultice except they show me bark can be used as well in the salve.*

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White Bread Recipe, Oven Baked

Ingredients

  • 1 packet of active yeast
  • 3.25 cups enriched white flour
  • 1.5 tbsps ghee melted
  • 2 tbsps coconut oil
  • 2 tbsps olive oil
  • 1.25 cups of warm water
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1.5 tbsps sugar or swerve granulated sugar

Directions

Combine the warm water with yeast and sugar. Stir until well dissolved. Mix in the salt and ghee.

Add the flour one cup at a time and mix. Start kneading for 8 minutes on a floured surface.

Grease the large bowl with a couple tbsps of olive oil, and cover the ball of dough with olive oil. Wet a towel and cover the bowl, place bowl in warm place and let rise for an hour.

Punch the air out of the dough. Grease the loaf pan with the melted coconut oil. Place dough in the greased loaf pan, cover with wet towel and let raise for 40 minutes.

Heat oven to 425 F. Lower to 375 F once it reaches 425 F and bake the loaf for 40 minutes, or until it sounds hollow when you tap the bottom crust with your finger. Let cool for 10 minutes or more before cutting and enjoying with your favorite jam, butter or as a sandwich. 🍞

Chocolate Cake in a Mug Recipe

Ingredients

3 tbsps all-purpose flour

3 tbsps swerve, Stevia for baking or sugar

1 tbsp cocoa powder 

1 tbsp hot cocoa mix, dark chocolate

1/4 teaspoon baking powder 

Pinch of salt, optional 

3 tbsps milk 

3 tbsps coconut oil, melted

Splash vanilla extract, optional 

3 tbsps Lily’s chocolate chips or chocolate chips of your choice.

Directions

1. Combine all ingredients above and stir until combined in a mug that is at least twice the height of the mixed ingredients.

2. Microwave on high for 1 minute and 40 minutes.

3. Let cool for 5 minutes, be careful it will be hot! Enjoy with a cold glass of milk of your choice.

Enmeshment

By Andrea Knight

Enmeshment is a psychological term used to describe when a parent and a child become intertwined emotionally in their lives to the point where the child can not become totally independent. It may negatively affect the child from moving on and establishing their own relationship or family because the child feels “responsible” for their parent. Some of my clients have come up with some of these issues so I thought I might summarize it and provide solutions one can use to break free from it.

There can be a number of different combinations of enmeshed parent/child relationships although one pattern to note is when the parent has trouble with addictions where the child steps in and feels they need to take care of the parent with the problem. In some cases the enmeshed parents may complain to the child about the other parent, turning the child against 2nd parent, becoming a close best friend to the parent who feels abandoned by their spouse. If the child feels that the parent may hurt themselves from an addiction, they may assume the role of parent caretaker.

In other cases the child may have trauma in school early on and the parents take up the role as friend or protector. If the parent doesn’t let go and allow the child to grow to protect themselves then they may become co-dependent.

Enmeshment is when the emotional states and even empathy (energetic, metaphysical states) are intertwined so much that the child feels the way the parent does, maybe follows in some of their foot prints or feels like they are stuck, unable to separate from the parents. The child may sabotage themselves financially to stay dependent on the parent’s money, or sabotage their relationships so they will be available to take care of the parent, not being able to have a successful romantic relationship.

The solution to this is through separation and disengagement. Realize the symptoms and patterns is the first step. Acknowledge it is happening to you and stopping you from your independence and freedom. Then disengage from your parents. List out what thoughts make you feel stuck such as feeling you have to take care of them otherwise they won’t take care of themselves, needing them as a friend, needing the inheritance money, wanting the jewelry or some material thing they have. Then find solutions on how you can provide that for yourself such as joining a women’s or men’s group, upgrade your look (as you may have been sabotaging yourself) and date, go after that promotion or side hack, buying your own jewelry, or whatever seems to be in your way. Know your parents can take care of themselves and it is up to them to do so, regardless of their issues.

From a metaphysical point of view I have found there are energies that reinforce the symptoms of enmeshment, that may help wake us up to the problem. A healing method you can use is to visualize yourself in the white light, during a meditation and healing session visualize this enmeshment energy however you will (a black cloud or energy stream), and watch it dissipate or leave you to go elsewhere away from you. Reinforce and be strict on the energetic boundaries you have with your parents, disconnecting any energy streams, supporting the thought that it is necessary. Reading more on co-dependence and enmeshment will help you justify your separation and strengthen your own internal resolve on your way to freedom.

A really good book that talks about enmeshment is “Silently Seduced” by Kenneth Adam, PhD. there are many references on the web as well. With so many economic issues in the last couple decades, the increase in real estate prices, and the increased sensitivity in childrearing (being the child’s friend), we may see an increase of this type of issue with younger generations.

Andrea Knight is a Psychic Medium, energy healer and Cognitive Behavioral Therapist. Check out her same day readings and energy healing options on her website, www.mediumandreaknight.com.

References

Silently Seduced by Kenneth Adam, PhD.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/contemporary-psychoanalysis-in-action/201410/tangled-in-enmeshment

https://www.newhavenrtc.com/parenting-teens/understanding-enmeshment/

https://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/psychpedia/enmeshment

African Fern Pine – Alchemy

African Fern Pine

Afrocarpus gracilior Pilg.

Specimen sighted: San Diego, CA

Metaphysical attributes:*

Bark: Not recommended for use

Leaves: Not recommended for use

Fruit/Nut: Speak your intentions into the seed, crush the seed in the palm of your hand, watch and visualize the magic or energy in the seed, blow on the seed until it flies out of the palm of your hand. Bring your hands together in prayer, you know it is done. Any desire is indicated here such as love, relationships, healing, career, finances, etc.

Flower: Not recommended for use

Elementals & Nature Spirits associated: Many. Fairies, gnomes, water elementals, air elementals (sylphs). I saw a spider pop up here as well which may represent many things.

Candle manifesting: Seed crushed up, sprinkles over candle when it is lit. Use whatever candle ritual as you usually would, the seed being additional energetic power.

Note: Guides also said it would be best not to hurt the tree by plucking things from it. If a seed falls, ask the tree if it is ok to take its bounty, if granted then you may take for energetic purposes.

Additional Note: This is one of my favorite trees to help me ground. When I scanned around the different trees in San Diego, this one was one of the best for grounding, just by looking at it, without needing to touch the trunk.

Healing abilities:*

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Black Poui – Alchemy

Black Poui

Jacaranda mimnosifolia D.Don

Specimen sighted: San Diego, CA

Metaphysical attributes:*

Bark: Powder the bark first, pray over it once, put in your palm, visualize or say your desire, feel it in your heart, blow on it to spread in the air, ask God or the elders of the tree to help you with your desire/wish, say please and thank you.

A second ritual was shown, guides showed me a person raising their hands high in the air at night time during a Full moon, cupping water in their hands with a small piece of bark and a flower from the tree, bending down and releasing it into a stream to drift down the stream (has to be a moving and natural stream during a full moon). This ritual can be used for manifesting and giving thanks to anyone (crossed over, spirits, guides, nature, God, etc).

Leaves: Can be used, but not recommended as spirit says it can lead to mixed results.

Fruit/Nut: The pod shown in the picture sis not recommended for use, while it does have some positive alchemical, metaphysical properties guides again indicate it may lead to mixed results if not used by someone that knows what they are doing with rituals, alchemy.

Flower: Crush up a flower until it is slightly crushed but mostly whole, touch the flower to your tongue lightly, *not to ingest or swallow anything*, look up, close your eyes and ask for what you want, such as love, relationships, and health. End with Please and Thank you, Amen.

Elementals & Nature Spirits associated: Gnomes, sprites like the blooms a lot, some fairies, wood nymphs. Gnomes mostly.

Candle manifesting: They don’t recommend any, although I saw bark from the trunk flash up they didn’t recommend it.

Healing abilities:*

  • Poultice: *Can be made with the leaves, put on the skin in a poultice bag or thin cloth, they indicate physical healing here however per usual consult with a physician before using any natural ingredients for physical healing purposes. Poultice can be used for manifesting and other metaphysical purposes as well.
  • Powder: Powder of the bark was mentioned above. Do not ingest.
  • Tincture: Not recommended
  • Tea: Not recommended
  • Salve: Not recommended

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Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe 🧁

Credit: Andrea Knight
Credit: Andrea Knight

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup poppy seed Kodak pancakes flour
  • 1/3 cup Fage Greek yogurt 0%, no flavor
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 3/4 cup Truvia Canr sugar blend, sugar + erytherol
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 F.

2. With an electronic mixer mix the sugar, vanilla, egg and softened butter. Add and mix in the yogurt next.

3. In a glass measuring cup heat 1/2 water in the microwave for 2 minutes. Add cocoa to boiling water and stir until blended.

4. In separate bowl all the rest of the dry ingredients. Alternate adding the dry ingredients and cocoa / water mix to the butter and sugar bowl until all combined.

5. Grease the cupcake pan or use cupcake wrappers in the pan. Fill the cupcakes holes until 2/3 filled. Bake for 20-25 minutes until knife comes out clean.

6. Top with any frosting of your choice or eat as is. Enjoy!

Colorado Blue Spruce – Alchemy

Colorado Blue Spruce

Picea pungens Engelm.

Specimen sighted: Santa Fe, NM

Metaphysical attributes:*

Bark: Communication. Powder the bark enough for a tablespoon or the palm of the hand. Put the powder in the palm of your hand. Say one prayer. Imagine what you want to say to the person or being you are trying to communicate with. Guides recommend concentrating (eyes closed to help stay focused from distraction helps). Blow on powder into the air when finished with imagining the message to be sent.

Leaves: Do nothing with the leaves. Not recommended rituals or manifesting.

Fruit/Nut: Cut or break in half, tap both halves on a rock, some of the cone will crumble onto the rock. Look up to Mother Sky, close your eyes and ask for what you want. Then, tilt your head down, feel contentment, peaceful and thankful. Put the cone down on the rock and end with a prayer. Amen.

Guides specifically say “Mother Sky” here. Native Americans speak of Father Sky, celtic spirituality speaks of a Father Sky but Egyptian spirituality has a Goddess Sky. They are referencing something specific here and I asked multiple times if it was Mother and indeed I saw “Mother” Sky. When I asked the guides about this they told me with a shrug that it is “just Mother”. Like that is what it is to them, when I ask if there are multiple beings up there, I receive a yes, and I asked if there is a Mother and a Father I receive a yes. They also note that the Father Sky that I read about is connected to the different cultures’ stories and myths.

Flower: N/A, no flowers

Elementals & Nature Spirits associated: Many. Fairies are some, I see some peaking through the needles and branches, but fairies do not live there, gnomes and rock spirits visit frequently and take care of the tree, I see them patting the ground area around the trunk and even the rocks around the trunk. The rocks help this tree quite a bit. The rocks vibrate, and I see little tunes come up from the rocks, this helps soothe the tree, I see the tree sighing in relief. Rocks help with grounding. Mushrooms are the tree’s spiritual and physical friends as they help with the disintegration of the detritus around it, give it spiritual warmth and company. Some sprites stop by and set up camp at the base of the tree.

Candle manifesting: Yes the mushrooms can be used for any desire in candle manifesting. Do not use the needles. Using the mushrooms growing around and on the tree is very good for abundance, money, productivity, healing, and other manifesting. Guides don’t recommend using the cones for candle manifesting rituals.

Note: Guides also said it would be best not to hurt the tree by plucking things from it (if a cone falls on its own this is ok), rather they recommend when you see one greet it; I see to put two hands on the trunk, greet it, say hello, and then go about your merry little way. While typing this this felt “right” to me and guides say it would be best.

Healing abilities:*

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What is IAOTH CPD certification?

Under my Holistic Weight Loss page I mention I am an IAOTH CPD certified Nutritional Therapist. So what do these acronyms mean? IAOTH is The International Association of Therapists. This association is international, meaning the United States and countries outside of the United States.

https://iaoth.com/

CPD is a certification service, which is an independent body that ensures qualifications are in line with the most current professional standards.

This means anyone who completes their course(s) that are CPD certified complies with universally accepted principles of Continual Professional Development (CPD) and have been structured to meet the criteria of personal development plans.

CPD certification means that the content and structure of the course(s) have been independently assessed and approved for multi-disciplinary and industry-wide continuing personal and professional development purposes.

Go back to my Holistic Weight loss page here.

Field Bindweed – Alchemy

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Field Bindweed

Convolvulus arvensis L.

Specimen sighted: Santa Fe, NM

Metaphysical attributes:*

Bark: N/A

Leaves: Not recommended for rituals or manifesting.

Fruit/Nut: N/A

Flower: *Not recommended to use* They show me rubbing the flower between the palms of your hands, then with the thumb and index finger rolling and rubbing it until a drop of moisture comes out. Touch the dew or moisture to your mid tongue, after holding it there in reverence for a couple seconds, spit out the moisture, pray with your face pointing up to the sky and your eyes closed. You may ask for things such as promiscuity (having multiple partners), romance, sexiness, and to cast out bad spells, negative energy. *Not recommended to use*

Elementals & Nature Spirits associated: Fairies, some sprites, some gnomes but few. Bees were the first thing to pop up, I asked if the bees themselves were spirits or if it was spirits associated with the bees and I received that it was “both”.

Candle manifesting: Yes, for promiscuity (multiple partners) and sexiness. I see the color red here as the smoke goes up. Say one prayer, ask for what you want with the flower on the candle, light the candle, a touch of cinnamon sprinkled on after you light it, like 3-10 grains, not much so you don’t put out the flame. End with a prayer.

Healing abilities:*

  • Poultice: Not recommended
  • Powder: Can be used for candle manifesting instead of fresh flower, do not ingest.
  • Tincture: Not recommended
  • Tea: Not recommended
  • Salve: Not recommended

I should note here that I randomly pick a flower, bush or tree every week, without knowing the outcome. Some of these metaphysical attributes may not be for everyone, nothing is suggested that you should do or apply here.

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Callery Pear – Alchemy

Callery Pear (Bradford Pear)

Pyrus calleryana Decne.

Specimen sighted: Fairview, TX

Metaphysical attributes:*

Bark: None, not recommended

Leaves: *Yes, pomace (pounding leaves in mortar with pestle), lick the pomace (without really having anything to ingest*), pray to God and ask for your desires. Put pomace down. Then end with amen. Wash tongue and don’t swallow anything.*

Fruit/Nut: Grind up into powder and pray over. I saw a lit candle in the background during this ritual (don’t put powder in the candle), pray over it, ask for what you want. I saw the ritualist kneeling and then get up from the prayer. *Never ingest, poisonous

Flower. Source: Wikipedia Commons

Flower: Crushed, not into a powder, it is still fresh like it was just picked, maybe 2 crushes with a mortar and pestle before it juices too much. Put crushed flower in the palm of your hand, smell, put down, pray over the crushed flower, any desire.

Elementals & Nature Spirits associated: Many, fairies come in and out, earth elementals, tree elementals (like an Ent but they say not an Ent), gnomes, playful small beings dancing around it in a circle, celebrating, hugging it, giving it love. When asked what type of entity these were guides indicated they were one not discovered yet.

Candle manifesting: Yes, the soft still fresh (not dried) flower leaves, I see them pinching and rolling with their thumb and index finger over the candle until something drops from the petal, I see what looks like juice or dew dropping but they admitted if it is a piece of the flower that is ok, then pray or manifest with the candle as you would usually to harness the power of the Callery pear.

Healing abilities:*

  • Poultice: *Same manifesting properties as above, can be used for any desire not specific to one (universal). The seed of the Callery pear is poisonous and cannot be ingested. There is no data on the flower, so best not to ingest unless you have another reputable source that says otherwise.
  • Powder: *Same manifesting properties as above, can be used for any desire not specific to one (universal). The seed of the Callery pear is poisonous and cannot be ingested. There is no data on the flower, so best not to ingest unless you have another reputable source that says otherwise.
  • Tincture: *The seed of the Callery pear is poisonous and cannot be ingested. There is no data on the flower, so best not to ingest unless you have another reputable source that says otherwise.
  • Tea: *There is no data on the flower, so best not to ingest unless you have another reputable source that says otherwise.
  • Salve : *Same manifesting properties as above, can be used for any desire not specific to one (universal). The seed of the Callery pear is poisonous and cannot be ingested. There is no data on the flower, so best not to ingest.

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California Peppertree – Alchemy

California Peppertree

Schinus molle L.

Specimen sighted: San Diego, CA

Metaphysical attributes:*

Bark: None

Leaves: Can be crushed up (not powdered) and used in your manifesting and magical rituals. Guides showed me it helps with happiness, euphoria, sleepiness, dream state, and fortune to others (you can ask for fortune for others, when I asked if you can ask for fortune specifically for yourself they said no)

Fruit/Nut: The fruit seeds are peppercorns, spirit shwed me you could put in wax for your candles and use the candles for manifesting. Not recommended for ingesting. Not the strongest manifestor however so it wasn’t recommended for metaphysical uses.

Flower: Happiness, sleep, help getting into deep sleep, some abundance (not main use, they show me 20% effectiveness for abundance).

Elementals & Nature Spirits associated: Fairies, not often, they pass by, check up on the flowers I see, they give energy to the flowers and different areas of the tree, gnomes, earth spirits

Candle manifesting: Spirit didn’t recommend to use in candle fire for manifesting

Healing abilities:*

  • Poultice: Same healing properties as salve
  • Powder: Don’t recommend
  • Tincture: Don’t recommend
  • Tea: Not safe, however to suspend the flower in water for manifesting abundance, add a little sea salt to the water and a burning tealight in a floating jar, pray over the combination, state your intention, light the candle, pray again to close.
  • Salve : *(see disclaimer) Salve may heal spiritual wounds by putting on skin and breathing it in, I saw them rub on the arm, and then I see inhailing like eucalptus to open nasal passages (salve is recommended to be made from all parts; little bit of bark, leaves, and bit of branch)

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African Lily – Alchemy

African Lily

Agapanthus Praecox Willd.

Specimen sighted: San Diego, CA

Metaphysical attributes:*

Bark: N/A

Leaves: There are a few.

1) In the old days some would use the leave paired with rabbit in an elaborate ceremony for love, romance and fertility. Spirit showed me this ceremony, however due to the nature of political correctness today, I didn’t find it appropriate to publish or likely anyone would go through with it. The ceremony was to help in areas of Love, Romance and fertility.

2) There is another ceremony that was shown to me by spirit, and while safe by those that can follow directions properly, I was a little concerned that in the wrong hands could result in sickness or injury. African lily is poisonous and while this ceremony, if done correctly, should not injure anyone, I wouldn’t want someone to hurt themselves. This ceremony was to help manifest any desire on your mind you wish help with or to manifest.

Fruit/Nut: N/A

Flower: (powdered) Yes many uses, manifesting your desires, see below

Elementals & Nature Spirits associated: Sexual Nymphs, wish bringers (unknown spirit name, they called them “wish bringers”), some fairies, some trolls, some gnomes, elves

Candle manifesting: Leaves & flower can be used for candle manifesting (powdered form was recommended), for anything BUT Love, guides say to use with candles for Love would be not be good. Fertility however is ok as well as abundance, jobs, luck and other.

Healing abilities:*

  • Poultice: Not recommended due to the plant being poisonous
  • Powder: Powder can be applied to candles (not for Love), to water, or to the ground for manifesting rituals, do not breathe in or ingest*
  • Tincture: Not recommended due to the plant being poisonous
  • Tea: Not recommended due to the plant being poisonous
  • Salve: Not recommended due to the plant being poisonous

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Creation of Souls

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By Andrea Knight

I had a really excellent reading today where somebody asked where Souls came from, how they were created and if we all came from the same place. In the interest of recording this so that others could know, I wrote down this blog after the reading so I wouldn’t forget. What Spirit showed me was souls are created in a spiritual Plane or Dimension, not necessarily out in space. The guides told me that space is actually “matter”, and where souls are created would be like in another dimensional plane. So they show me this huge white area and they showed me rainbows representing the full light spectrum and they say it’s an area that is both “everything and nothing”. The “everything” was connected to the fact that it was white and the full light spectrum was there, and the nothingness was that nothing had been created yet. Then they show me this explosion and the rings of the explosion expanding outward. In the middle is what looks like a circle, like a cell but a soul, and the cell-like soul starts dividing like in asexual reproduction, everything is cloned from that initial soul and then the resultant souls divide and clone themselves. It is explained to me after the cells divide another Being comes in and starts re-programming them so that they are unique or have their own uniqueness.

The client asked a very good question on whether or not we all come from the same place/starting soul material, and the answer was no, there are multiple areas where these creations happen so you can have a completely different starting soup material and then it divides and uniqueness created in each of the different resultant beings that divided from the same soul. So there are multiple areas where these beings are being formed from a beginning soul. Then they explained to me that it is similar to a soul group and the soul group being a group of beings that came from the same starting soul. I usually see Soul groups like Saturn with a main ball and then rings around it with the different beings being closely linked and coming from the same area. After the beings are created they are taken to another area in the Galaxy and they showed me that that being would travel from where they were to the place that they were meant to go to, in this case it was a planet.

I found this very fascinating, it was an extremely clear reading and I wanted to pass it along to some of my other followers as well as to write it down before I forgot it so that we can all benefit from this information. Guides noted that space was “matter”, in other words if we were to run into a planet we would go “Bonk!”, and that where these beings are being created are in another dimension or plane where it looks like it is all white. When I see this all white area they zoom into what looks like a rainbow or light spectrum to me. They call it the area that has “everything and nothing.”

I should note here that I stay open to this being a visual or interpretation so that we can visualize it ourselves with what we understand now on Earth, to explain where souls come from. The reality may be different as spirit may use what we understand in our reality to explain the concept, in this case they used my scientific degree and metaphysical knowledge.

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Angels, The Messengers

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Angels are messengers.

This is one article on my series concerning the hierarchy of angels. Look at my links at the bottom of the page for more on Dominions, Thrones, Cherubim and others.

Angels are considered the first in the ranking of angels. The others that follow include the archangels, principalities, powers, virtues, dominions, thrones, cherubim, and seraphim.

Angels can help us in a number of ways. I connected during a reading to see what spirit and the angels themselves could tell me on what they can help us with in our daily lives.

The Blue Bubble Vision: Breaking down negative energies. During the reading they showed me a vision of a blue bubble. I saw smaller particles go towards the outer edge of the bubble and break down the outer wall. When I asked what this was they told me it was an illustration of negative energy being disintegrated. Angels can help disintegrate, ground or transmute negative energies.

Other visions and information that came up about Angels:

  • They can ground energies such as high vibrational energy, healing energy, EMF or anything else that doesn’t belong with you such as other people’s or environmental energy.
  • They can cleanse and energize your crystals.
  • They can cleanse the energy of an object like a chair, or a room. I use this when I trade out my fung shui cures for new ones, neutralizing the energy so I can reuse it for something else or bury it. You can also use it if you are using an object to cleanse a room or the home and need the object cleansed, neutralized.
  • They can calm your crystals down in you have dropped them.
  • They can help you communicate with other beings, such as elementals, nature spirits, and the divine.
  • They can speak to other souls and entities to help calm them down. Sometimes I will use this when a client pays for a reading in the future and their soul or other guides enter my space too early, before their session. I may use these messengers along with others to guide the eager entities to go back to where they came from and to come back if needed when the reading is scheduled to start.
  • I was told they were healers of the body and the soul, and when they told me this they pointed to the heart chakra.
  • They can help give you a feeling of hope, help remove hopelessness.
  • Neutralize or remove high vibrational energy from religious or spiritual objects
  • They can help with your relationships with your family. They told me they were very good at this due to reactions being easier to predict as we have a long history with them, romance not so much as they told me romance is very complicated. They say to go to a higher source such as God for romance. Angels can help with friend relationships as well.
  • They didn’t recommend going to the Angels level for money help, during this reading they recommended going to a level, higher than dominions. Honestly I ask God for help and God filters and delegates if needed.
  • They were not recommended for spiritual or physical hunger (false hunger), they say go to God for that.

They are messengers and can help deliver messages such as

  • Messages concerning death, someone is about to die or did die
  • Deliver messages between yourself and those crossed over when you think of them or pray to them (and vice versa)
  • Delivering what someone is thinking or saying about another to the person they are thinking/speaking of
  • Getting help for you
  • Delivering messages to and from God
  • News about health, about the you or someone you care about
  • Deliver love from other people and those crossed over
  • Deliver or help you notice signs such as hearts, coins, seeing names, through feelings, make you think of them
  • Messages of warning-something that will happen that the person doesn’t want such as repairs around home, the car, something at work, with friends, family, etc
  • Why are the messages not always detailed-sometimes they want to give the person the experience (journey), surprise, some mystery, knowing how everything is interconnected, astrology. They don’t want you to get mad at the universe, God, or angels. It can be complicated as to why the trouble or negative event is forthcoming.
  • Messages to God when you pray and God can even receive them directly
  • When people think of you, about to write/call, look you up, or speak of you, you may get an emotion (can be ENS) or a message in words

Do Angels have fun like Elementals and Nature Spirits (ENS)?

  • Angels like to play games, they are showing me chess, they like to relax, sitting at the beach, play games, they like to have fun and it is not restricted to fairies or elementals.

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Rejection Breeds Obsession

Emily gave me a call the other day and told me that Jonathan won’t take her calls anymore. She told me that he broke up with her last month and has been slowly disconnecting from her by not following up with her calls or texts. He kindly and gently let her know that she just wasn’t right for him and he’s been a nice gentleman about it ever since.

However Emily didn’t really absorb this information very well and she continued to chase after him. We can chalk this up to Attachment Theory and maybe you may be right, but I’m not quite getting that in this situation. Jonathan is not an avoidant personality. He seems like a very stable, kind man. He was very upfront and direct that he just wasn’t interested after they had been dating for 2 months. If you’re not quite feeling it for a person you should be able to disconnect, let go and move on, sometimes relationships don’t work out and sometimes you just don’t develop those “kind of feelings” for somebody your dating. My client in this case would be Emily (the names have been changed here for privacy reasons), but even through the reading and hearing from only her perspective I could tell he was a really great guy and doing all the right things in trying to empathetically let her go, but she really needed to get the point. So what is going on here?

A while ago I heard this phrase, “rejection breeds obsession”. I’ve seen it in my own life as well as in my clients. A lot of times you can say it’s Attachment Theory, although I’d say he was a stable personality type in this case. “Rejection breeds obsession” overlaps Attachment Theory in many ways. When someone gets rejected it’s like they have to prove to themselves and others that whatever they were rejected for wasn’t true, they have to patch it up or they have to fix it whether that subconsciously or consciously. Then they become obsessed and start chasing. It is like in their minds if they can turn things around the rejection will magically heal itself, although that isn’t always the case.

What I would recommend in these instances if this is happening to your friend is first let your friend know what is happening. Enlightenment is a good starting point. If they realize what they are doing and the reality of the situation that starts to open the heart to healing and moving on. It is like a light turns on and they can see clearly again. Your friend both on the surface and underneath the surface needs to let it go, get grief healing (get to acceptance and out of the denial, bargaining, sadness, anger and depression stages), or to acknowledge that it really is over. Then you can help point them to a new path with someone else.

This overlaps a bit with my other article on “Why we want someone we can’t have”. Some of the stories may be different but the principles are still there. Once someone is enlightened to what is going on they can start moving in a new, brighter direction with someone better.

Don’t believe in scarcity, there is more than one romantic option out there!

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References

Firestone, Lisa, PhD. “Why Are We Hooked on Rejection?” https://www.psychalive.org/why-are-we-hooked-on-rejection-2/

Poppy Vanilla Pancakes

Omg, so good! The best pancakes I’ve made so far. Its my second successful recipe using the Krusteaz poppy seed pancake mix (after 2-3 that didn’t work). These are the closest I’ve come to making “IHOP-good” pancakes. This recipe is ad free so enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup enriched white flour
  • 1/4 cup Kruateaz poppy seed pancake mix
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 egg, yolk and egg whites
  • 2 tsp baking power
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup NestlΓ© Coffee Mate creamer
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/8 cup Monk’s fruit sweetner

Mix all ingredients together and le the baking powder and baking soda work for at least a couple minutes. Heat a pan on medium, melt butter at the bottom and pour your mixture in 4 circles in the pan. Flip the pancakes when you notice bubbles at the top and it’s the right kind of brown underneath. It usually only needs to be cooked about a minute or two after you flip, turn the heat down to low shortly after you flip the pancakes so you don’t burn them. Serve with your favorite toppings whether that is confectioners sugar, butter, peanut butter, and or syrup. I found I had enough butter both melted in the pancake and also being fried in it that it really didn’t need anything more. Enjoy! Should make about four or five pancakes.

Shortbread Poppy Seed Cookie Recipe

I am pretty sure that this is an original recipe. It came to me while I was trying to use my Krusteaz protein poppy seed pancake mix for various pancake and waffle recipes. On the back of the box it recommended a cookie recipe and in my mind I thought that a modified shortbread recipe would be even better than what they recommended. This is my original recipe for shortbread cookies using monk fruit sweetener which does not take away from the sweetness of the cookie at all and Krusteaz protein flour with poppy seeds. The results is a delightful, soft buttery cookie that’s better than any of the store bought shortbreads I’ve had. I was surprised and I think you’ll love the results. You don’t even have to tell you family it has Monk fruit sugar, they won’t be able to tell, honestly.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup enriched all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup Kruateaz protein poppy seed pancake mix
  • 1/2 cup Danish or other good quality butter diced and softened to room temp
  • 1/4 cup Monk Fruit sweetener
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Cream the softened butter and sweetener together until mixed well and creamy. Add the flours both and the vanilla to the butter sugar mix. Mix until combined with an electronic beater.

Scoop about a golf ball sized amount of batter and form into a flattened cookie shape with your hands. Put on a silpats or wax paper on the cookie sheet. Cook for 15 minutes or more until the sides of the cookies start to brown. Take out of the oven and let rest for 10 minutes to cool. Pair with your favorite almond milk and enjoy!

The Do’s and Don’ts of How to Behave with a Psychic Medium

I’ve had clients come to me and say that their favorite psychic won’t see them anymore or is now mysteriously “busy all the time”. This article is to help those keep the psychics they want and realize how they may have overstepped bounds in the past so they don’t repeat bad patterns. Some of this could be applied to many in the consulting, service, psychiatrist and counseling professions.

Psychic mediums are here to help. We want to help people and are caring individuals in general. Many of us are empaths, that can be why we are so good at this, but some can get drained if they don’t have enough clairsentient maintenance. Also understand since we are in a serving, counseling, consulting industry (one that is a booming billion dollar industry), we get very busy. On top of what individuals have to do in other jobs we do a lot of prep. Prep includes meditation, home energetic cleansing, grounding, centering, energy healing, spirit removal, training, on top of the marketing, accounting and business running. Oh yes, and we have to pay for our own benefits, no 401k match here, no paid vacations, no paid sick days. We have to save for that as we are sole proprietors.

If you’ve ever been let go by a psychic medium for being “too much maintainance“, I want to give you a few tips because we are a great resource to listen to your needs and give you guidance by spirit which other industries can’t do. I think the first step is understanding the maintaintence that goes into this job as I listed above. Here are some recommended do’s and don’ts so you can keep your favorite psychic medium:

Do’s:

  • Let us know after the reading what you received during your reading came true: totally OK!
  • Give us positive feedback: totally OK!
  • Give us short updates on how you are doing: totally OK!
  • Let us know we are your favorite psychic and what we say comes true: totally OK!
  • Ask questions about services when you have an intention to purchase a service, (not being a prelude to asking for a free service): totally OK!
  • Tell us you referred us to your friends and family: totally OK and appreciated!
  • Reach out to schedule your reading because you didn’t understand the system: totally OK!

Don’ts

  • Ask for a free reading. Reasons being are explained by this excellent article.
  • Tell us our prices are too high. We run a business, we have to market, we have to do or pay for accounting, we have to pay for our own benefits, and there’s maintenance and upkeep to doing this work for multiple reasons that other professionals don’t have to do (that takes time). You don’t see accountants that need to meditate before and after their work, cleanse their house, close portals, block negative entities from clients or anything along those lines. I keep my prices competitive wth real psychics and if you can schedule a reading next day or later my prices are discounted compared to instant.
  • Insult us because you are struggling with your beliefs or you are against psychics (skeptic). Don’t send us your crappy energy and entities because you’re struggling with your beliefs. Go directly to God and ask for your own credible eyewitness accounts so that you can strengthen your faith and beliefs. Don’t badger us, we don’t deserve it and then we have to clean the energy, more time away from work, family, rest.
  • Send us your energy to heal without a session or before/after your session. For most of us the divine, or spiritual energy healers do the heavy lifting, we don’t do it all ourselves. You are just draining us unnecessarily, cluttering our home with junky energy and interfering with someone else’s reading. How would you like it if I busted through your door without invitation and dumped 5 trash bags of filthy trash in your house, driping with goo on your clean carpet? No? Ask your energies to hold off sending anything until your session please. Some of this is corrected with awareness.
  • Falling in love with us: uhh….no. Strict boundaries please. Don’t even think of it. Google “transference” and note that a psychic listening, spending time as well as us delivering compliments from spirit may be misinterpreted as love per the 5 love languages. Creepy sexual energy gets blocked. Yuck.
  • Do readings on us. We can feel it, we know it, I block it. It is not necessary for you to know what is going on in my personal life for you to get a reading. Your intuition and guides or God will let you know if I’m the right Psychic medium for you. Boundaries please.
  • Write us long letters or a book-long complaint email about your boyfriend/circumstance without a paid reading. Asking us to see videos you made or something else that takes more than 5 minutes. We run businesses, we can get tired, if we have free time we choose spend it with friends and family. Please understand this and if you want time with us please schedule it like you would a psychiatrist. You wouldn’t do this with most people in other industries, please be understanding that we care but we need to have boundaries.

Unfortunately some of these things happened to me in the past or I’ve gained the clients because they did it to a different psychic and they had to find new one. Fortunately it hasn’t happened too terribly much. I think many clients who are being ignored by their loved ones are relieved to find someone that listens, who is empathetic, who understands, they receive the love from God and their angels when we connect. This might be confusing and may be misleading to some clients, however if you read this article and kind of look at what you’re doing maybe you can modify that behavior, understand that we are not in a romantic relationship with you and certain boundaries should be kept so not to strain the professional relationship we have.

I hope this helps, and if you want to schedule reading you can go to my readings page here. If you want to do some energy healing so that you can improve on your own metaphysical abilities or heal from grief you can go to my energy healing pages here. Talk to you soon!

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough – Keto, Low glycemic dessert

Peanut Butter chocolate chip cookie dough

INGREDIENTS

2 tbsps peanut butter, creamy, no sugar added

1/2 tbsp Keto friendly sugar (such as Monk Fruit or Swerve) *optional* -makes very sweet

1/8 tsp. pure vanilla extract

1/8 tsp. kosher salt

1/2 c. almond flour

2 tbsps Keto friendly dark chocolate chips (such as Lily’s)

DIRECTIONS

In a large bowl using a hand mixer, beat peanut butter until light and fluffy. Add sugar, vanilla and salt and beat until combined. 

Slowly beat in almond flour until no dry spots remain, then fold in chocolate chips. Using a small cookie scoop or your hands scoop dough into small balls about 1 inch in diameter. Makes about 4 balls of cookie dough.

Store in the refrigerator or in the freezer for up to 1 month.

Notes

I keep these recipes small so that you don’t have a whole batch of these sitting around the house tempting you. You can even half this recipe if you want. You can fulfill your dessert or chocolate need and then move about you day. Saves you from binging and feeling bad afterwards. So rich, you will feel done after one. Low glycemic means no cravings and no sugar spikes. Yay!

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