My latest adventure is happening right down the street. The circles at 227 E. Palace took a new direction last month, and their potential to seriously entertain me is becoming apparent. There is nothing more exciting than being excited about what you’re doing!
The purpose of a circle is roughly the same as an individual session: to better understand and successfully navigate transitions; to clarify life choices you’ll be happy with, and to be recharged and re-inspired by your own potential. A circle also has a group dynamic, and attracts a new selection of spiritual guidance.
The first two circles neatly fit into the format I’d developed. Eureka! I had conceived them as manifesting circles and an intuition workshop, a magical class where each person came with a goal they wanted to charge up.
But with the third group, new spiritual phenomena started showing up as I began to prepare, and to my delight, a week before the actual event. My kind of class, one that comes alive! The spirit of next week’s circle gave me a new guided imagery exercise to come up with and a new tarot process.
Then something happened I didn’t count on. My initial excitement gave way to serious resistance to having my neat and tidy formula for group sessions taken away. Now I had to come up with new material, and the workshop might be different than what people expected.
So I ignored the new instructions and tried to do what I’d planned anyway. It was a battle with the circle’s forces I definitely lost. For a group effort like this to be effective, you must follow the actual flow of energy and interact with the spiritual sources attracted to the participants. Each circle is unique.
All circles are action-oriented and include exercises and practices. We practice creative visualization, energy release work, discussion, divination, and clairvoyant reading. Each session is planned as a one-time drop-in event. (However, the August circle naturally developed into a three-part series, which will fittingly end on the September 20th Harvest Moon.)
Whether you live here or are just visiting, please join me in Santa Fe to engage with your dreams, your intuition, and your imagination!
Have a beautiful September and a glorious Fall,
p.s. Speaking of group work, I am very excited about next weekend’s “Living Theater” workshop with Bradford and Hillary Keeney. I first read about Bradford Keeney’s incredible life as a healer in a book he wrote about the pygmies and their ecstatic spontaneous healing dances. I can’t wait to see what they present. September 6-7, Center for Spiritual Living in Santa Fe, www.keeneyinstitute.org . (This workshop led me to a great local resource, Joanna Harcourt-Smith’s website, www.futureprimitive.org. Check out the interviews!)
Itinerary: Boston area, October 16-18th. San Francisco Bay Area: October 28-31st. Please email if you want an in-person psychic counseling and healing session, or would like to attend a circle. firstname.lastname@example.org or call 505-982-3294.
Santa Fe Circles: September 23rd
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Psychic Insights for September/Fall 2013
The Psychic Pictograph: I thought there should be a jollier Fall picture than the original “I want to crush you” below, but apparently I can’t make a jolly September image. The Syria picture here seems to relate to all action and eyes being on Syria, while going on behind the scenes is the building and cementing of some huge international business alliance.
Personal Guidance: The pressure of life and its challenges make for an intense but exhilarating September. The month can also begin in some sort of state of exhaustion or overwhelm. First attend to yourself: turn your attention to what stabilizes you and organizes you before pursuing new ventures.
The key word for September is “preparation”. Charging into action without being prepared can be disastrous, you can rush headlong into blowing it. Be patient and wise with whatever you’re trying to accomplish.
All aboard! Many people are finally going somewhere new. Recent research and findings reveal what makes you happy. This transitional Fall is meant to shake things up, shift things around, and rejuvenate your jaded senses.
The Psychic Pictograph: September’s picture is kind of disturbing. What came out in the pictograph is the sentiment of rage and fierce determination to be in control that has been stirred up in people who are trying to hold on to power. The squiggles on top represent the much less organized threads of humanity, freedom, dreams and innovation that creative people are weaving. (The date is not on there like usual because then it’s too doom-y to pair the phrase, “I want to crush you” with a date. I was surprised when those ugly words came out but I identify it as the voice of hate and fear and a reaction to change. The haters are on the defensive, protecting their power bases.)
Re last month’s predictions, September might be the first part of the calm before the storm mentioned in the August newsletter and paraphrased here: “A hidden influence is coming around the corner: people cannot see the changes up ahead and new plans for how things are run by the powers that be. There are no really obvious signs yet but bold actions will be taken. Out in the world, it looks like there would be big trouble in October-November connected to wars simmering now in August; a lot of people lose their lives.”
About predictions: At the time I saw a connection between simmering wars in August, and October-November, the two events were energetically related. That can change as it’s a probable consequence, a direction that could be reversed by people in power or mitigating circumstances. However, Syria showed up in my message circle hinting at a mega-tragedy as far back as December 2005. This is from the January 2006 newsletter:
“Here are two messages from countries, like the spirits of the people are talking. This is from a country that didn’t identify itself, but said, “Below us are mighty jets, above us a scimitar – holy wars rage until the end.” Looking at the map of the mid-East, this could be Syria; maybe it’s just the mid-East extremist sentiment.”
For individuals, the biggest Summer news is coming from their inner experiences, so I will happily turn to your personal journey:
The omen-gathering walk for September took me to a dead end road surrounded by mountains. Off to the left was an arroyo and I began picking my way through its steep walls. For quite awhile I had no view of anything but walls. The spirits began talking about how it was so important to have a dream, especially when there were no views. The message was that one had to take the first steps and chug along on inner vision and not outer signs.
Then I was shown a breakthrough. At some point, the Sun in practical visionary Virgo affords a view of where you’re headed. Our imaginations are clever in Virgo and come up with plans of execution. This September might bring some of the best plans ever! When the Sun is in Virgo we can handle the details and configure the steps to materialize our dreams. A likely breakthrough time is the Harvest Moon on the 19th and after. Frustration gives way to exultation!
Tips for Personal and Professional Success in September
1. Be open-hearted and welcoming. Opportunity has a million disguises in September.
2. Amass Less: Less info, less items on your “to do” list, less responsibilities you don’t really care about, and less boxes of stuff.
3. Care less about boundaries, and who is right and who is wrong. The planets Saturn and Venus are conjunct this month, indicating unity and harmony should be our priority, not the defining of borders, or the recounting of who did what to us when.
4. The fastest way to succeed is to make sure love is involved, i.e. you love the project, you love the people– you feel the love in what you’re trying to do.
5. Shift your relationship to a perceived obstacle. You might notice you keep pushing your head into the same wall, trying to make headway. Let a long-standing oppositional relationship fall away. How to do that will be made known to you if you ask for it. (That’s a good question for your intuition! Try asking at www.elissaheyman.com/guidedimagery.html)
6. Goals first appear to be closer than they actually are. The bright road up ahead takes quite a bit of maneuvering to get to. Take your time and let the strength of something build, as you build your own strength.
7. Make your home cozy! Eliminate, freshen, and brighten! Change the art on the walls or the color scheme in your office.
Animal of the Month: Beaver. (I just watched one today, he was very busy!) The beaver keeps his eye on the prize. He’s swimming back and forth as fast as he can to build his dam and see his project through. He doesn’t let the barking dogs distract him, once he assesses the threat. No matter who or what’s barking at you, this September be like the beaver and be results-driven, not emotionally-driven. Just plow through the chaos and do what you want to do.
September/Fall 2013 Spiritual Guidance for the Astrological Signs
Read your Sun, Moon, and Rising Signs
Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius, Fire signs: When in doubt, fire signs can wonder if they are believable and how bright their fire really is. (Stay out of doubt!) September/Fall: Be prepared to work hard because you’re going to get things that you want; you might surprise yourself in doing better than ever. You have to stay level-headed, responsible and mature; then everything works out. (Conversation with Spirit: Fire signs: “I am angry with all who have wronged me!” Spirit: “What’s so special about that?” Fire signs: “But they wronged ME, ME!” Spirit: “You! You! …are fathered by the Sun. Be about shining and not whining.”)
Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces, Water signs: You might feel separated in some way and seek help getting back in the swim of things. Your instincts are sharp although you must feel your way along and it’s a bit by bit process to make headway. First it feels like everything’s solved in your life, then it turns out there are still questions about where it is you are going, and the revelation that you’re not settled, that you’re still traveling, and learning where it is you belong and what you belong doing. That’s what makes life interesting! It’s always moving and changing.
Gemini, Libra, Aquarius, Air signs: You can have a hard time adjusting to the fact that things are changing, and that you have to adapt. It’s a challenging time yet you’ll be fine and the unknown is beneficial. Your indecision about what to do is more an issue of self-confidence. It can lead to removing the handicap of not believing in yourself, and finally choosing to move to a higher place in your life, once you determine you’ve got what it takes.
Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn, Earth signs: You are getting comfortable with very big changes in your life; you’re getting used to what you put in motion. There’s a relationship between this Fall and next April, where the bold moves you make now create a fulfillment and happiness next Spring. Earth signs’ petition to Fate: “…I want to know, should I stay or should I go? Should I proceed, should I do the deed? Is there anything I need to weed? Let me know by the first snow where to go: I’m done with deliberating.”
Elissa Heyman Psychic Counseling and Spiritual Healing Santa Fe, NM 505-982-3294
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