Dear Yogis,

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FRIDAY (TODAY) 11am YOGA CAFE.   5.30 RESTORATIVE YOGA    6.45 FREE Pendulum Training Session, we will be learning how to link with our guides.

SATURDAY: 12.30 RESTORATIVE YOGA
SUNDAY: 10am TEACHER TRAINING.  The Bhagavadgita.

 

SPIRITS
Several of you have asked me about Guides and Spirits, and how to communicate.  We have been touching on this in our Friday and Saturday /Pendulum tarot classes.  In case you missed… here is my receipe (you can adjust to suit your way of doing things – there is no “RIGHT WAY” just your way!)

There is Clairvoyance (seeing),  Clairtangence/psychometry (touching),   Clairgustance (tasting), Clairsentience (feeling),
Clairscent/Clairodoance (smelling) and Clairempathy etc etc .   These are all different senses used to to communicate with spirits. While some people have a natural affinity for one or several, they can all be strengthened by anyone with practice.

After 50 years of doing yoga and meditation, My intuition is quite refined.  I disregard it at my peril.  I advise you to go with your instincts/senses and don’t discount anything.

I do have favourite tools which I make, teach and use.

Spirit boards or ouija
Pendulums with a board (yes, no, maybe, or even using a pendulum over a spirit board)
Playing cards and  tarot cards.

Many of you will have spirit communication spreads, and that’s great, but an even simpler way and more beginner friendly way is asking yes/no questions and using cartomancy.

Playing Card Deck (take out the jokers)
♠️ spades- yes  ♦️diamonds- no   ♣️clubs- maybe/reframe the question  ♥️hearts- I don’t know

Tarot Cards
Major arcana: interpret as you see fit. They always seem very clear to me.  Archetypes, people, major life events etc

 

When I have time, and feel like a RITUAL.. this is how I progress.
🕯Grab a candle and pop your candle in a glass.  Makes it easy to move, catches drips, and stops it blowing out.
🕯Trace or draw a septagram (seven pointed star, known for helping control spirits/keep things from getting out of hand, also good for limiting the interaction/influence to just that area) on the space you’ll be working/putting your tools.  I usually use my Pendulum board which have many good references/dieties built into them.
🕯Sit, breathe,  center and ground yourself.  You are working from the good, so no need to shield. (and you have your pendulum board) You can say a mantra or a prayer if you like to do this – I do.
🕯Light the candle and either vocally or internally invite a specific spirit or guide, just reach out and see who’s there.  If you are new to this you can use your PENDULUM BOARD, and determine alphabetically who you are speaking to.
🕯If you are using the cards… ask a question, draw a card, and keep going. This takes practise, but my new board will help you.  It has many options already in a spread waiting for you.  Don’t discount anything you may feel, hear or see in your minds eye.   For pendulum, the easiest of all.  Use the alphabet to discover who is talking, and then just ask yes/no questions until you learn the “language of the pendulum”.
🕯Use whatever method until either the spirit leaves or you’re done with the interaction. Then blow out the candle.**
🕯GOODBYE.  If you feel the need (I don’t)  you can cleanse the space, and cleanse your tool as well (sprinkling a little salt is perfect and simple)

Ta-Da!!! you’re a spirit worker.

Some comments…
*Don’t be afraid.  The lights are on, music may be playing, the incense fills the air.   This is not a television horror story… it is your space, decide beforehand the rules, and boundaries…   If you are a newbie to this, I highly suggest a small plan,   Examples: “Only human spirits and friends may come into this space. No lies can be spoken in this time.” (but it’s only fair if you do the same)
*Treat your Spirit Guest like a guest in your home – if in the session you make a promise to do something, or return at a certain time – DO IT.  It is important.  No-one like to be “stood-up”, even spirit.
*You do not have to say thank you. However, beginning the session with “welcome” and ending with “farewell/goodbye” (this is on my Pendulum board because sometimes I am so excited I forget.   Be polite.   If it’s a family member, or ancestral spirit, I have no problem saying thank you.

If you are seeking specific information or Information about your future, you’re better off interacting with an ancestral spirit or family member who you have a connection to.  Some people on the other side may just be excited to speak with you – it doesn’t mean they are the right person to speak to in order to get the answers you are looking for.

What if nothing happens?  Sometimes all is quiet.  Make your space as welcoming as possible, you are inviting a friend to join you. Light incense, burn some marigolds and mugwort etc.  Don’t be worried or feel you have failed.  They are not in the mood.  Try again later.

What if everything happens?  Those on the other side sometimes get a bit excited.  That’s OK, they can.  If things get hectic, don’t freak out and don’t just leave the space. Say goodbye, Explain why you are leaving and blow out the candle.  If you are worried even after you leave the space – take a shower, turn on the lights and CLEANSE YOUR TOOLS (pendulum board, pendulum, crystals…). The tool is a conduit, and leaving it open is not saying goodbye completely.

I hope this answers some of your questions.  If you have more, please email me.  yogafirst@netcon.net.au

NAMASTE.  JAHNE