Archive for November, 2010

Enneagram article update, see last paragraph

Monday, November 29th, 2010

“Types” are fascinating to me–it seems clear that people are born with personalities and traits that come with them…from where? The other night I watched the Haynesville documentary featuring a natural born leader; it’s an amazing story about a single mom in Louisiana who takes on Exxon, but it’s also a study in what a true leader is like. (It’s re- broadcast Sunday November 28th, 8 pm Mountain Time on CNBC). Marvelous in a more horrifying way, are cautionary tales of famous people known for their outsized talents, yet their lives become warnings to the rest of us, that no amount of being propped up can save someone from themselves.
There are many systems to explain the variety of people on the planet: astrology is probably the best known–and then a society can focus in a fad-like way on a particular character that reflects it, currently The Narcissist. A fairly new yet already classic system of divining what type of personality type you are is the Enneagram. The purpose of the system is to help people understand themselves, work with who they are, recognize if they are evolving or devolving, and what to do to keep on going up instead of down. Today I ran into an Enneagram practitioner and teacher who quickly pegged me as a “four” (There are nine of them.)
I went home and sure enough, logging on to the Enneagram site I could identify with everything I read about my type…where I go when I’m low, how I am when I’m up; how to counteract undermining tendencies, and how to grow into the highest expressions of myself. What’s neat is that it is immediately useful, and if any of you are stymied by your own behavior, you should look up what type you are and see what the Enneagram’s analysis has to say: http://www.enneagraminstitute.com.

UPDATE: Like any greatly helpful system, the Enneagram can be useful in the moment as it was to me, or used as it is meant to be, the basis of an ongoing relationship with an Enneagram practitioner, who guides the healing process outlined by the Enneagram. The Enneagram is one of those magic entitites like the tarot, which is good when a card just flips out of the deck, or good to study your whole life for its revelations about Nature.

Connie Cruce from Fort Worth, the Enneagram practitioner and teacher I met in Santa Fe, will be back here in August to teach a class–I’ll announce the details when I get them.

Psychic Counseling and Healing, in person/by phone, Visa/MC, Santa Fe, NM elissa@elissaheyman.com, 505-982-3294, www.elissaheyman.com

Enneagram article update, see last paragraph

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Archive for November, 2010


Enneagram article update, see last paragraph

“Types” are fascinating to me–it seems clear that people are born with personalities and traits that come with them…from where? The other night I watched the Haynesville documentary featuring a natural born leader; it’s an amazing story about a single mom in Louisiana who takes on Exxon, but it’s also a study in what a true leader is like. (It’s re- broadcast Sunday November 28th, 8 pm Mountain Time on CNBC). Marvelous in a more horrifying way, are cautionary tales of famous people known for their outsized talents, yet their lives become warnings to the rest of us, that no amount of being propped up can save someone from themselves.
There are many systems to explain the variety of people on the planet: astrology is probably the best known–and then a society can focus in a fad-like way on a particular character that reflects it, currently The Narcissist. A fairly new yet already classic system of divining what type of personality type you are is the Enneagram. The purpose of the system is to help people understand themselves, work with who they are, recognize if they are evolving or devolving, and what to do to keep on going up instead of down. Today I ran into an Enneagram practitioner and teacher who quickly pegged me as a “four” (There are nine of them.)
I went home and sure enough, logging on to the Enneagram site I could identify with everything I read about my type…where I go when I’m low, how I am when I’m up; how to counteract undermining tendencies, and how to grow into the highest expressions of myself. What’s neat is that it is immediately useful, and if any of you are stymied by your own behavior, you should look up what type you are and see what the Enneagram’s analysis has to say: http://www.enneagraminstitute.com.

UPDATE: Like any greatly helpful system, the Enneagram can be useful in the moment as it was to me, or used as it is meant to be, the basis of an ongoing relationship with an Enneagram practitioner, who guides the healing process outlined by the Enneagram. The Enneagram is one of those magic entitites like the tarot, which is good when a card just flips out of the deck, or good to study your whole life for its revelations about Nature.

Connie Cruce from Fort Worth, the Enneagram practitioner and teacher I met in Santa Fe, will be back here in August to teach a class–I’ll announce the details when I get them.

Psychic Counseling and Healing, in person/by phone, Visa/MC, Santa Fe, NM elissa@elissaheyman.com, 505-982-3294, www.elissaheyman.com


The Enneagram: How to gain self-understanding and self-help tools instantly

“Types” are fascinating to me–it seems clear that people are born with personalities and traits that come with them…from where? The other night I watched the Haynesville documentary featuring a natural born leader; it’s an amazing story about a single mom in Louisiana who takes on Exxon, but it’s also a study in what a true leader is like. (It’s re- broadcast Sunday November 28th, 8 pm Mountain Time on CNBC). Marvelous in a more horrifying way, are cautionary tales of famous people known for their outsized talents, yet their lives become warnings to the rest of us, that no amount of being propped up can save someone from themselves.
There are many systems to explain the variety of people on the planet: astrology is probably the best known–and then a society can focus in a fad-like way on a particular character that reflects it, currently The Narcissist. A fairly new yet already classic system of divining what type of personality type you are is the Enneagram. The purpose of the system is to help people understand themselves, work with who they are, recognize if they are evolving or devolving, and what to do to keep on going up instead of down. Today I ran into an Enneagram practitioner in training who quickly pegged me as a “four” (There are nine of them.)
I went home and sure enough, logging on to the Enneagram site I could identify with everything I read about my type…where I go when I’m low, how I am when I’m up; how to counteract undermining tendencies, and how to grow into the highest expressions of myself. What’s neat is that it is immediately useful, and if any of you are stymied by your own behavior, you should look up what type you are and see what the Enneagram’s analysis has to say: http://www.enneagraminstitute.com.

Elissa Heyman, Psychic Counseling and Healing, in person/by phone, Visa/MC,  Santa Fe, NM  elissa@elissaheyman.com, 505-982-3294, www.elissaheyman.com


Omens for Sagittarius: Your Fiery and Soulful Year Ahead

Vibrant and idealistic, you may feel reborn again after a fuzzy period. Your will is strong. In your personal life, the past comes up to be dealt with in some way: taking care of aging parents, real estate, people who become relevant again. It’s also a time of everything in your life getting into its right place, which can require strength and personal sacrifice.

Venus and Jupiter go direct right before the Sun goes into Sagittarius this year, and sure as shootin’, you’ll figure out how to make more money. There’s something about the way that you are, how you’ve changed, that leads to a better financial situation. You tend to take better care of your health now.

Career and Creativity: Unless you’re already in the right place, expect career change. Not too much could keep you from where you belong, so what’s most important is trusting where your heart would lead you. Honor your creative self’s need for solitude when it comes up. Entrepeneurial types: You’re likely to be recognized for your style, your brand, your vision. Stick with your own vision, your standards, your values…that’s what makes you a winner (and, backing up your good ideas with research). Also, you can get big ideas, and then think: “Oh, but I don’t see how I can do that.” Yes, you are constrained to some degree, but there are people who can help you out. There are people to meet and ways to make things happen…please see November 2010 Full Moon general message, it applies to you especially, and the fire signs’ message about self-trust being the key to a magical full moon cycle, is true for you all year.

Elissa Heyman, spiritual healing and psychic insights, http://www.elissaheyman.com, in person or by telephone, Visa/MC, Santa Fe, New Mexico. 505-982-3294


Full Moon Messages for a Magical Holiday

Full Moon Favors

Full Moon Favors

Two weeks ago, the new moon in Scorpio helped us get to the bottom of our own selves, how we can support our own functioning, and what truly makes us happy.  What the full moon in Taurus brings now, are better ideas and better ways to build a new foundation. Now it’s action time as this magnetic full moon, plus Venus and Jupiter going direct, opens up means and ways to not only produce what you want, but fast. Good things can unfold quickly this week. The holy light of opportunity fills the air– reach out to it with your positive expectations! Reach out to people, too. Let the stars and your contacts give their gifts and expand your world.

Magically speaking, here’s the astrological signs’ cooperative act to receive the blessings of this holiday season:

Psychic messages for the astrological signs–read your Sun, Moon, and Rising Sign

Fire signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius): Less is more, and it’s right now to be happy with less and see the benefit of restriction.  Conserve your energy for only what counts. The fluidity that you can develop in dealing with all in life will serve you well, and reap obvious rewards in February, January, and May.The spray of seeds from the heart and minds of the fires signs reaches faraway places. Get in touch with your inner champ, and soon you’ll begin to pick up speed and strength. Your cooperative with the magic of this full moon: to let go of self-distrust.

Water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces): It’s all about love…choose the way your heart wants to go in whatever you’re considering. Relax into the love of those around you. Choose to be a deliverer of good news, and good news only. See yourself as being fair with everyone, and light. Release the old, and you clear the way for your creative wishes to be granted. Your heart wants to open wider now…let go of the past and let it happen.

Air signs (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius):
Knock out all thoughts of the future and its storm clouds, take more of a break than you usually do, play more, and take yourself out on a fun date, if no one else is around. Let the present astrological weather bring out your bright and shining self. The very atmosphere can bring you to a higher state of consciousness if you stay in the present. The very great gift of now is that you can stabilize in this higher and healthier state. Not surprisingly, your other cooperative act besides being open to opportunity now, is to let go of the past..

Earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn): Let go of everything, all the little gnarly things that stand between you and your loving self. Put down your differences for magic to happen in your life. Whether you are a sun, moon, or rising earth sign, this message is for you. A significant change of heart is in progress, and it brings you greater inner peace. Help it along by being willing to release anything that pinches or weighs you down. This lighter you can be so much happier, don’t be surprised to find yourself singing out loud.

Elissa Heyman, spiritual healing and psychic insights, http://www.elissaheyman.com, in person or by telephone, Visa/MC, Santa Fe, New Mexico. 505-982-3294


Spiritual Self-Care: Sweeping

Self-care is on my mind, as it’s a theme of an upcoming conference for healing practitioners here in Santa Fe. Spiritual self-care as the basis for a daily practice, is doing things to get inspired to do your day, taking care of yourself first.

I like to tune into the spiritual side of life first, and a timeless aid to all people in doing this, is ritual. The whole point of whatever actions you’re performing in sacred rituals, is always to facilitate dropping the ego-identity and self reflection and mental role-playing, and to allow your consciousness to receive from your higher self, cosmic consciousness, the Universe you are a part of through your spiritual heart and its connection to all things, your inner guidance, etc. Ritual is a way to re-energize and feed your spiritual self.  Anything that does that is the right ritual for you! Here’s something I do, though, as a first step in connecting with my spiritual life.

This morning, my ritual was the same one women especially have done for ages: sweeping. It was a man who taught me though, shamanic healer and psychic Don Jesus in San Miguel de Allende. He would sweep out his clients after the day was done, using his home-made “cleaning and blessing” water. (I still have some I got from him more than five years ago, and the amazing thing is, it’s never gone bad in the bottle.)  He did it very vigorously, sweeping everybody and their vibes out the door. A common ritual here too in Santa Fe among Native and Hispanic people, is to sweep out the house first thing in the morning.

In my version, I am getting ready for whatever the day brings by first making it empty and ready for what’s new. I spray the broom with blessed water, easy to make by just reflecting on the healing, purifying properties of water and then spraying. I get into the physical movements of cleaning, clearing, sweeping out whatever’s there–there’s something about swinging into the physical motions that feels purifying.  At times I’m sweeping up yesterday’s crumbs, the energy of whatever I used to learn from in the past, yesterday’s clients, how I treated myself yesterday–whatever it might be. When it’s all swept out the door, now I am ready to invite what’s new!
Spiritual self-care in my life, is the recognition that if I give myself some love first, and have some way to remind myself of what turns me on in life–so that I’m inspired about another day on planet earth–chances are I’ll have a wonderful day!


9-11 articles at the Examiner

I don’t feel like posting in two places, but in case a reader here is interested in this issue, I was shocked and fascinated by a couple of recent articles about 9-11 and it re-emergence as an issue in the national consciousness. Here are links to the two posts:

http://www.examiner.com/spiritual-in-albuquerque/more-experts-weigh-on-the-real-story-of-9-11

http://www.examiner.com/spiritual-in-albuquerque/santa-fe-the-cia-and-9-11

The Enneagram: How to gain self-understanding and self-help tools instantly

Friday, November 26th, 2010

“Types” are fascinating to me–it seems clear that people are born with personalities and traits that come with them…from where? The other night I watched the Haynesville documentary featuring a natural born leader; it’s an amazing story about a single mom in Louisiana who takes on Exxon, but it’s also a study in what a true leader is like. (It’s re- broadcast Sunday November 28th, 8 pm Mountain Time on CNBC). Marvelous in a more horrifying way, are cautionary tales of famous people known for their outsized talents, yet their lives become warnings to the rest of us, that no amount of being propped up can save someone from themselves.
There are many systems to explain the variety of people on the planet: astrology is probably the best known–and then a society can focus in a fad-like way on a particular character that reflects it, currently The Narcissist. A fairly new yet already classic system of divining what type of personality type you are is the Enneagram. The purpose of the system is to help people understand themselves, work with who they are, recognize if they are evolving or devolving, and what to do to keep on going up instead of down. Today I ran into an Enneagram practitioner in training who quickly pegged me as a “four” (There are nine of them.)
I went home and sure enough, logging on to the Enneagram site I could identify with everything I read about my type…where I go when I’m low, how I am when I’m up; how to counteract undermining tendencies, and how to grow into the highest expressions of myself. What’s neat is that it is immediately useful, and if any of you are stymied by your own behavior, you should look up what type you are and see what the Enneagram’s analysis has to say: http://www.enneagraminstitute.com.

Elissa Heyman, Psychic Counseling and Healing, in person/by phone, Visa/MC,  Santa Fe, NM  elissa@elissaheyman.com, 505-982-3294, www.elissaheyman.com

Omens for Sagittarius: Your Fiery and Soulful Year Ahead

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Vibrant and idealistic, you may feel reborn again after a fuzzy period. Your will is strong. In your personal life, the past comes up to be dealt with in some way: taking care of aging parents, real estate, people who become relevant again. It’s also a time of everything in your life getting into its right place, which can require strength and personal sacrifice.

Venus and Jupiter go direct right before the Sun goes into Sagittarius this year, and sure as shootin’, you’ll figure out how to make more money. There’s something about the way that you are, how you’ve changed, that leads to a better financial situation. You tend to take better care of your health now.

Career and Creativity: Unless you’re already in the right place, expect career change. Not too much could keep you from where you belong, so what’s most important is trusting where your heart would lead you. Honor your creative self’s need for solitude when it comes up. Entrepeneurial types: You’re likely to be recognized for your style, your brand, your vision. Stick with your own vision, your standards, your values…that’s what makes you a winner (and, backing up your good ideas with research). Also, you can get big ideas, and then think: “Oh, but I don’t see how I can do that.” Yes, you are constrained to some degree, but there are people who can help you out. There are people to meet and ways to make things happen…please see November 2010 Full Moon general message, it applies to you especially, and the fire signs’ message about self-trust being the key to a magical full moon cycle, is true for you all year.

Elissa Heyman, spiritual healing and psychic insights, http://www.elissaheyman.com, in person or by telephone, Visa/MC, Santa Fe, New Mexico. 505-982-3294