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I recently unearthed a trove of papers and articles I saved about ancient and modern ceremonial circles, a fascination of mine for decades. People have sat in circles, danced in circles, and called in the spirits for healing and help since time immemorial. A circle functions like a church, as a place to receive spiritual help and recognize one’s connection to others. It reveals the truth, “We are one.”
The circles I like best, having experimented with different formats, are results-oriented, where people come with something they want to work on and manifest. Everyone brings a statement about what they want to make happen or achieve in their personal, professional, or spiritual life. (However, sometimes the group energy calls for another response than this planned order of events, It’s still the best to have thought first and written down what you want to energize in your life.)
How I prepare people in the circle for this is energy release work and spiritual healing. They can get in touch with their deeper self better after they receive a “Let go of your Day” spiritual bath.
An important first step is to clarify and intuit what is truly motivating each person, and what is truly inspiring. We do this through several psychic means and other revealing processes. The circle exercises strengthen listening skills, coping skills, intuition, and self-appreciation and understanding. We share in the circle and discover synchronicities and synergies.
The best ending for a circle is an energizing one, and this happens with the help of music and movement and whatever spiritual gifts our circle might attract. And then we part, reinforced, informed, and refreshed!
The next circle in Santa Fe is September 28th, Saturday night at 7 pm. Also: October 10th, Thursday night, and Thursday night October 31st, Halloween! For more information, email email@example.com to request details and reserve a spot.
Bradford Keeney is a renowned healer with a lifetime of remarkable experiences, many with the Bushmen shamans of the Kalahari Desert and their tradition of ecstatic healing dances. The Keeney Institute’s latest offering brings authors and healers Bradford and Hillary Keeney to Santa Fe for next weekend’s workshop, “Life Force Theater”, Friday evening September 6th and Saturday September 7th. Here’s what to expect:
“The LIFE FORCE THEATRE is a one-of-a-kind transformative show that combines ceremony with cabaret, improvisational theatre, sanctified celebration, and ever-changing spirituality. Come experience how the enhanced and amplified life force can open your mind, tickle your funny bone, and pierce your heart. Find out what is often missing in most spiritual teaching and practice. Discover how the next revolution in spirituality and healing will involve more spontaneous improvisation, mystical play, free movement, and amplified spiritual energy.”
Here’s more info and where to sign up: www.keeneyinstitute.org , or contact the Center for Spiritual Living.
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.
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
It is inevitable that I would get dealt a mighty blow for not being technologically savvy, because I am woefully behind the times. However, what happened to me could happen to you if you live in Santa Fe, so I’ll share my experience and its lesson: beware of the new service Verizon wireless touts as a “home phone”, its new alternative to a regular landline phone.
It’s a problem-ridden offering if you live in Santa Fe in a double adobe dwelling: the phone doesn’t work through adobe walls. Its reception is terrible at least on the East side of Santa Fe, and (what they don’t tell you up front), is that the phone won’t work properly for a week to ten days after installation. It takes that long to get up to speed, unless you live in adobe and then it never does.
That is not the worst part: the worst is to not grasp what it means to disconnect one’s regular land line. Instantly , I lost all my unheard messages and important saved messages on my regular landline phone. I also disconnected my long-distance phone service, credit card machine, and internet. I’ve spent a lot of time and money in cafes around town, using their wifi for the last two and a half weeks.
Here’s what Verizon didn’t explicitly tell me: depending on what carriers I used, I could lose all those vital services right there in their store, and that getting them back was going to be an incredibly long, time-consuming and expensive nightmare.
There is nothing comparable to a landline in Verizon’s” home phone” service, which just hooks you up to their satellites. You won’t be asked pointed questions by employees that help you determine whether you will be negatively affected (during the biggest tourist month of the year in Santa Fe!) should you choose to transfer your service.
Look before you leap onto this less expensive, locally hyped Verizon alternative to landlines in Santa Fe!
My newsletter is very late! And it’s still not written, although the August 2013 predictions were gathered around the last full moon. Santa Fe is very busy at the moment, and today I want to relax and go to the feast day at Santo Domingo pueblo with–it’s the biggest in New Mexico, with over 1500 dancers, so this will be a short report:
Briefly, the big excitement in my life is how much fun I had with my three experimental circlework sessions this July. They were magical, insightful, and energizing for all. The format is a series of activities designed to enhance our goals and our understanding of what motivates us. We work with energy and intuition, our bodies’ wisdom, and what we have to give and receive from the other circle members. It’s wilder than a class, though, with music and dancing (or just movement) at the end. I’ll be doing two more in August, Friday August 23rd and Sunday August 25th , see below for details.
Santa Fe continues to become a better place to eat and shop, and finally the monsoon season has brought some rain. Indian Market is coming up, the Santa Fe bandstand offers the whole town free entertainment Monday through Thursday…life is sweet here, come visit!
I’m available for psychic counseling and healing all Summer, and will be in the Boston area mid-October.
Have a wonderful month ahead,
CircleWork sessions: Limited to 5 (in my office at 227 E. Palace, upstairs in Suite T North); $40, 7:15-8:45 approximately; for more information and to register please email email@example.com or call 505-982-3294. There will be more information on my website soon (there’s some now) at www.elissaheyman.com/circles.html
August 2013 Psychic Insights
For everyone: August’s dynamic, volatile forces help people let loose with what’s inside them and express themselves in creative and passionate ways. A hidden influence is more around the corner: people cannot see—there are no really obvious signs—of much change in the offing; the new plans for how things are run by the powers that be. Bold actions will be taken.
Out in the world, it also looked like there would be big trouble in October-November connected to wars simmering now in August; a lot of people lose their lives. And up ahead, three foreign powers that don’t include the U.S. form an agreement; they want greater control and autonomy from the West.
Personal guidance: Like July was, it is a potent, active time with so many big and influential planets in water signs: things really happen; things move, things change. However, it’s a long hard slug uphill if you are fighting about anything in the past.Re the future: leave alone what you can’t fill in, you don’t have to fill in the blanks—only deal with what’s working and flowing in your life. People are reactive and not thinking reasonably, necessarily, in August. Making peace your priority can ward off any hotheaded encounters.
Psychic Horoscopes for August 2013—Read Your Sun, Moon and Rising Signs.
Fire signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius): Fire signs can be contemplating a big yet empowering change that takes you into unknown territory. Your best life requires courage; to get what you want, you can’t back down from your highest goals. This month you’re likely dealing with temporary blocks that make you work out problems and find solutions. You can make what you want happen but it takes working through some issues. Take care not to get in your own way through thinking you have to do too much, or know too much. What you must do is radically trust your intuition: you’ll have to be bold, you’ll have to be brave, you’ll have to be willing to change aspects of your life and what you’re doing. You need to probably take a trip in relation to your next project, or you might need to see something or show up in person to get something done related to goals and projects.
Water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces): You have happy prospects to look forward to, more balance in your life, good partnerships, and the possibility of long-term success with what is forming now. Both long-term and short-term realities are promisingly positive. Although you don’t know the answers, circumstances just feel better with the opportunities you have now.
Air signs (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius): Things are aligned to officially begin. People are going to want you to participate with them, and there’s a role for you to play you become aware of if you’re not already. It’s also a good time to settle down and decide upon a course of action and plans. Also, you should stick to your guns: do it your way, that’s what works.
Earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn): There’s some opposition to getting your way or getting what you want. You might think you should get more for what you’re giving. There can be a conflict of interests, or conflict about your domain. You’re frustrated by not being able to see around the corner. Something you expect to be long term or sustaining may not be….you’re not sure. You might be worried about finances—but actually, it looks like thing will be just fine.
I thrilled myself and some willing experimenters the other night, testing out a new psychic and healing drop-in experience. I’ve been calling it the Connecting Game, but it’s still Mercury retrograde and I’m not sure that name’s going to last.
The format brought out everyone’s creativity—it was a fun yet productive way to be together, and we all got wrapped up in it. I’m eager to apply what I learned from this first circle to the one planned for next week.
The process is a like a combination of a game, an intuition workshop, and a magic spell. Its sequence of events led to a pretty wild end, one that energized us all. We worked together as a battery yet each person was individually served.
I’m doing another couple of free workshops to experiment some more with the format, and although the next one is full, there’s space for six people on July 31st. Are there readers at the Examiner and my blog who want to try it?
I’ll wait to hear from you, anyone who is reading this! Email me your interest and I’ll send you the instructions to participate. All you need is a personal goal you want to give some love and attention to, curiosity about what the Universe has to say about it, and an interest in group energy. Reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org. Location: the Kruger Building, 227 E. Palace Avenue, Santa Fe, 87501, Wednesday night at 7:15 pm, July 31st
www.elissaheyman.com Psychic Counseling and Spiritual Healing in Santa Fe, NM 505-982-3294