As a psychologist, my default position on dreams is that they are symbolic reflections of our own thoughts and emotions being processed while the critical and logical functions of the mind are at rest.
But as a spiritual seeker, I have to consider the concept of visitation dreams.
And having had a few experiences of visitation dreams myself, I can offer a few ways to distinguish them from normal dream content. Let's start with categorizing 4 common types of visitations.
For many of us, Mercury Retrograde is an event that occurs 3 or 4 times a year. Sometimes it wrecks havoc with scheduling, commuter travel, minor accidents, electronics, and communicating what we mean. And then it's done and life gets back to normal.
And by the way, the next Mercury Retrograde is approaching, starting on July 26. This time the passage with all be in Leo. In general, this could be a period when some should expect frustration with creative pursuits, increased arguments and conflicts, and possible minor accidents.
Feeling like the spiritual black sheep in the family? Got a vague sense of mission since a young age? Not sure what it is?
Having extraordinary or scary psychic experiences?
I know exactly what that's like. And I want you to know this ~ You don't have to live in despair, wanting to articulate and feel certain about your beliefs, but having no understanding guide to help you sort out wisdom from spiritual blackmail.
I can relate to what you're going through and I have the tools and training to help you figure it out.
This is a question I have pondered since realizing I am a past life clairvoyant. The question becomes even bigger when delving into genealogy.
Typically when we hear stories of people spontaneously remembering their past lives, the ethnicity or countries involved, languages, genders, and other factors seem to point to a kind of reincarnational globe-hopping. That is, all plausible argument that we inhabit different bloodlines.
But then there is other research into several stories in which a young boy seems to be a reincarnation of his...
It's possible that having my Capricorn Sun and Aquarius Mercury in the 3rd house of learning draws me to the dispassionate communication of ideas, which is also known as the study of philosophy. And perhaps it is my Neptune in the 12th house of spiritual conscious that attracts me to the philosophers of enlightenment, such as Immanuel Kant (1724-1804).
Kant was a German philosopher who, put simply, argued that one's personal experience of some things is much more real (and therefore more valuable and true) than the acceptance of t...
Imagine for a moment that you are retirement age, have won a lottery, or for some reason never have to or aren't able to work another day in your life. What would you miss about your professional or career persona or purpose? Can you boil that down to a descriptor that is less than 5 words long?
Now ask yourself this -- Is that descriptor, that part of you, so central to who you are that you don't know who you'd be without it? Will it creep into your way of being in social or family interactions? Are you somewhat insulted or depressed if that wa...
Many are asking what we should be learning from the recent difficult times brought to so many by hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the earthquake in Mexico, and the terrible fires burning up the forests of the North American west. And it's not just this continent that is experiencing natural and man-made disasters right now. Similar troubles are occurring around the globe.
The photo above was taken near Missoula, Montana, but fires have been raging also in Greece, Brazil, Portugal, Algeria, Tunisia, Greenland, and Siberia.
10:30 am -- Looking out my home office window is usually a soul soothing pleasure. Just across the creek is a line of trees that provide a home for a raccoon family, occasional beaver, and a nice variety of birds that come visit on my deck. Great blue heron have nested on the roof, and swoop down to fish, looking -- I swear -- like the return of the pterodactyl. Every other year, immodest salmon come to spawn right in front of me. It's Nature's Delight to be this close to the creek.
When I was growing up, one of the first things kids were taught was to say please and thank you. I know that's still the case in many families. Which is why it surprises me that this simple courtesy of expressing thanks when someone does something for another, no matter how small a thing it is, is too often forgotten.
Now it's possible that I'm an old extremist when it comes to this matter. I say thank you when when the checker hands me the sales receipt, when a waiter refills my water glass, and if traveling through Oregon, I say thank you to t...