Being Conscious of the State of Your Guru

When I use the word “guru”, I am referring to anyone that you rely on for spiritual betterment or anyone you look to as a “thought-leader” in the spiritual community and sing the praises of. In general, I think the word guru is dumb because it puts people on a pedestal which is the opposite intent of spiritual enlightenment, but this is how I am addressing it.

The number one concern that I have when it comes to sourcing your betterment is: does the person you’re asking for advice from have it all together in their own lives, first?

Now, don’t mistake my words as a judgment on humanness – I am human. I don’t always have it altogether. I have many highs and I have the occasional lows. In general, I do emphasize to others that I am living a fairy tale life and my goal is that others get to experience this joy in their own lives, as well. I think I’ve got it right. I’ve used the guidance of love energy/God to get me to this place, and those are the messages I also wish to share or transmute to others.

And when I am in a period where I don’t seem to be well-rounded on the spiritual front, I pause the work I am doing with others. Because my work is based on a spiritual foundation, and if I am not spiritually sound, how can I safely guide the lives of others? How can my advice be trusted? And for that reason, I do truly believe what may be a controversial statement: individuals doing spiritual work should put their work on pause if they are not in a mentally, emotionally, and spiritually sound space.

When humanness takes the centralized position in our lives and we feel the weight of the world, ego influences our: decisions, ideas, opinions, and even responses. Knowing this, how can we trust to give solid, spiritually sound advice to another? We can try and separate ego from the work we do, but if it’s engulfing our lives outside of work, can it truly be separated at all?

I feel, as a person who has had and managed clinical depression, anxiety, and PTSD, that people who are in their mental lows should pause their spiritual work. This may mean a pause for days, weeks, months, or even years. But I think your focus should be on your shadows and your healing before you can safely navigate the healing or guidance of someone else’s soul. I do not believe guiding others when in a low is safe.

And even though spirituality is meant to be approached with an open heart and an open mind, I invite you to spiritually discern where you are sourcing your advice; from whom, and what mental or emotional state they are sitting in. That doesn’t mean that the person who appears to have it all together on social media is the one you need to trust with your journey – be discerning of that, too. But navigate through the waters of gurus carefully and ask yourself:

  • Does this person seem to be at a low in their life that could influence the work they do with me?
  • Is this person’s life a reflection of the life I want for myself?
  • Does this person seem to want to continue to book clients primarily for financial gain?
  • Do I watch this person overload their schedule with bookings and then complain or stress about it?
  • What is the general energy that this person is putting out (in person, on social media)? Is that the energy I want in my life at this moment?
  • Do I need to look for other guidance at this time? Who is living a life that reflects my own goals?

Now, that being said, I am not a “love and light” spiritual person, and I’m not an “only focus on the positive” person, either. In fact, my clients will tell you that a lot of the truths that are relayed through me can be quite harsh or direct! I just believe that spiritual work is sacred, and when you do work with clients, there is a large exchange of energy; I do not wish to share the energy of my lows with them as that negates the entire intent and purpose of the work I do.

If I am not in a state that I am happy with, how could I feel “fit” enough to guide others to a higher energetic space? When a personal trainer is ill, they don’t go to work; spiritual trainers should be conscious enough to also pause.

xo C

My Thoughts on Netflix’s Life After Death with Tyler Henry from a Spiritual Perspective

I have been watching Life After Death with Tyler Henry and I have some thoughts about it, from a spiritual standpoint.

First, I have no doubt about the work he is doing. And I have no doubt of his purity of spirit; you can see it in his childlike face and eyes. But I have some doubts about the safety and healthiness of this kind of spiritual mediumship. In fact, you can see him deteriorate as the show goes on, and he confesses to spending most of his earthly time when he is not working under covers in bed. This doesn’t seem right to me. 

When I am connecting to guides and angels, their energy is always of a greater (far greater) vibrational level than mine, and this ensures that I never really feel “weak” or “detached” following a reading (he describes leaving a piece of himself behind with each reading). When the angels and guides work through me, yes, there is some emotional and spiritual exhaustion which is no different than any standard work, but it doesn’t leave me non-functioning for the rest of the day.

Thus, my concern arises with: just who, or what, exactly, is he connecting to? In fact, many of his connections appear to him the night before or morning before a reading, against his will. They are intrusive and pushy; something angels and guides will never do, as they respond when they are called upon, never forcing themselves into the energy field of a human without the call for intercession or presence. Lower vibrational beings do the things that Tyler experiences. 

Even when he goes into his “room” and does scrying, he seems to be heavily impacted, negatively, by the energies in that space. They come in when they wish and with whatever force they wish, which is concerning. To be that open is to make yourself vulnerable to just about everyone and everything. I think having a “switch” is important because it allows you to properly discern the “level” of the spirit you are connecting with. It is almost like he is connecting with the “soul memory” of the person on earth, but not the Higher Self of the person – which is what is far safer to connect with. 

Second, I know many people hold onto grief and are unable to proceed through their lives due to this and so the connection Tyler makes helps reassure them that, a. It’s really the person they want to connect with, and b. They’re okay, it’s all okay. But we know they’re okay (we, as in spiritual folks who are able to connect on that level). In fact, when my clients want to connect to someone who has passed, I ask them not to waste their questions on, “Are you okay? And are you proud of me?” because the answers will be yes and yes. When you pass that veil, you transcend human judgment or disappointment and you see the good of those you love, see the best in them, and encourage them to continue being the best version of themselves that they can be. 

I don’t believe that a hyper-fixation on the earthly version of the person we miss benefits the grieving process. And I wonder how much an obvious, “He’s proud of me!” will help people on their life paths and self-growth. I wonder if this experience feeds the ego more than it does the Higher Self. And this all comes back to energy and the frequency of what he is connecting with. 

I think Tyler is sweet and I am certainly fascinated by his Netflix show, but I wonder how many of the 300k people on his waiting list will use what is said to them to make a better and more abundant life for themselves, and how many will just use it as justification to continue along the path they’re already on, but now with a hyper-fixation on the experience and talking about it to anyone who will listen. 

And I wonder at which point Tyler will break because this work is clearly taking a toll on his spirit; working with higher energies will not defeat you the way his work defeats him. It will not cause you to spend the rest of your day in bed to recover. It does not include random dark men appearing in your room at night and making the space freezing cold…

In fact, connecting with angels is uplifting and invigorating. After a brief disconnect with the client’s very human and lower energy, you are just tuned into that higher realm and feeling the beauty of that space. It doesn’t make you feel empty or as though you left a piece of yourself behind. It’s super concerning work. 

In addition, not all earth-bound spirits who step in excited to talk should be connected to. I ask my clients for a photo of their deceased family member and I will make a decision as to whether I can connect to them or not based on the energy I feel from the person. There have been moments where I declined because this person did not “transcend” to a different and higher energy realm, and I am not going to put myself at risk to connect to those kinds of lower energies. 

Watching Life After Death on Netflix, I’m continuously thanking God that I don’t have that gift. Not only would I be unable to handle it, but it just doesn’t feel of Light to me, and I am not really sure how, exactly, that shared knowledge helps create a better world. 

Because, in the end, I believe that gifts are meant to be used for that purpose: Awakening others to their true purpose and path of betterment, creating a more peaceful, spiritually centered Universe. 

xo C

A Thought on NFTs for Spiritual Creators

I think I understand the concept of NFTs, and I support artists who have a career built on their works finding a way to make money. But I have a comment on NFTs made by “Spiritual Creators”.

This particularly references individuals who once created their art from a heart-centered approach that was based on sharing an energetic gift who have switched to the world of NFTs because it’s now a way to “get-rich-quick”, while still using the same advertising strategies they used for their actual spiritual work. I’m talking about putting a “spiritual spin” on the product they are selling, such as: What does this Awaken in you? and, Can you feel the energy of this piece? etc..

I do not think that NFTs should exist alongside spiritual work. I don’t think they can share the same domain. I even told my husband that, if I were to sell NFTs, it would feel wrong in my spirit to me, to take advantage of opportunities to make a quick buck off of people’s weak points of ego curiosity. I believe that artists should take advantage of this platform if it’s available to them, but I don’t think that people who have dedicated a life to Spiritual Service should enter it, as it feeds the ego via a desire for wealth, notority, power, etc..

I think if those in Spiritual Service are entering the world of NFTs they should ask themselves the big why. And be honest when they hear the response. And tune into their guides and ask them, is this the best path for me? They already know the answer, they don’t need to ask.

Everyone has a right to be financially abundant, and everyone has a right to explore avenues to making their money (we need it to survive on this planet, so I understand), but prior to entering any career, those on a spiritual and Awakened path should question whether they’re doing this to exploit an easy opportunity (ie. Fallen Practice), or to grow as artists and spiritual beings.

These are my opinions on the matter.

AstroCartography – Where in the World Does Your Soul Call You?

My friend Julie told me about Astrocartography. Using your birth chart details, a map is created where planet lines align with places on the world map. Depending on the symbol (planet) corresponding to that line, there are different meanings for what these places in the world represent to you. 

Here are a few interesting details I noted on my chart with descriptors from Two Wander.

Sun Lines – This will be a place where you will feel self-actualised and like your fullest self (one of the overall best lines to choose). Basically you will shine here.

My lines aligned with – Halifax, Cordoba, Oufa, Abu Dhabi, and Perth (totally random)

Paris directly aligned with my Jupiter planet line. This represents: “Overall this would be considered a lucky and beneficial place! It can also be a place of growth and expansion.” NO KIDDING! Did my most profound self-growth in Paris and it was definitely lucky as it brought me the love of my life!

Tokyo is directly aligned with my Uranus planet line which means, “This place would be anyone’s guess! Overall it could lead to unexpected circumstances and sudden change, as well as rebellion, freedom, and authenticity.” I thought that was super fascinating as Tokyo is beyond important to me and visiting there was a dream! Tokyo/Japan will always hold a profound space in my heart. My Saturn line also hits the Haute-Savoie region of France.

My Moon line aligns with Manilla which was fascinating to me. Moon lines represent, “This can represent places you will be emotionally tied to or engage in, but that can also encompass the full spectrum of emotions. On the whole, this place will naturally feel like home.” My Moon also goes through Cape Town, which I almost moved to with Jordan.

My Neptune line hits Rome (and close to Napoli) which is also interesting because it means, “While this placement could foster creativity and spirituality, it could also bring with it illusion and confusion. Artistic and musical pursuits would do well here, but perhaps not a good place for the long run.” This fits because my ancestral roots are in Italy and when I visited Paris, I always found it strange that I felt more at home there than in my ancestral home. 

Curious about lines hitting in Canadian destinations, my Saturn line hits Calgary, and also hits Salt Lake City. A Saturn line means, “This would be a place that would generally feel like hard work and perhaps a bit of a slog, but will ultimately help you build something sturdy and long lasting.”

These were the most interesting results of my chart.

I then did Jordan’s astrocartography chart and got these interesting results.

What I loved about Jordan’s chart is that New York and Toronto (which he calls mini New York) and Ottawa all align with his Moon line (A place that naturally feels like home). 

Jordan’s Uranus line directly aligns with the Haute-Savoie region, just like me. 

His Pluto line goes directly through Tokyo, which is a place I’m dying to bring him too. Pluto lines represent, “This is a place of profound tests and transformations, it may bring cataclysmic or catalytic growth and rebirths (but not without a power struggle or two)!”

His Jupiter line (“Lucky place!”) goes through the California coast and Los Angeles. What’s fascinating about this, besides wanting to visit California, is that my Venus line goes through the coast and Los Angeles as well, and the Venus line represents, “This is where your heart lies, it can generally represent somewhere you are fond of and will always hold a special place for you (this is another good option to go for in general). It may even give your love life a boost.” Perhaps it should be a destination for a future anniversary trip… plus, Disney Calfornia. Hehe. 

Jordan’s Moon sign moves through Seoul as well, and my Mercury line ran through that space. Mercury represents, “a good place for intellectual stimulation, communication/expression, or social activity.”

If you’re interested in reading your own AstroCartography, I used this site. If you’ve been feeling stagnant where you are and are wondering where you should be headed, give this Astro reading a shot. 

If it all looks a little overwhelming for you and you want me to do it, send me an email at seekingcelestialgrace@gmail[.]com and I’ll put a key-point roundup together for you for 10 Euros.

xx C

Book Review #6 – Energy Healing for Empaths by Lisa Campion

I was given a complimentary copy of this text by New Harbinger Publishing and Lisa Campion in exchange for an honest review. Though I must admit that there is some bias that is innate prior to reading because I was attuned by Lisa last year, after reading her book The Art of Psychic Reiki. That being said, I will try and be as honest and authentic as possible while also being cautious of the fact that I greatly respect Lisa and don’t want to offend her.

First, I need to preface this review by stating that when I read Art of Psychic Reiki, it was like sitting across a coffee table with a friend and having a fun, easy-going, comfortable dialogue. 

Immediately, the energy of the pages of Energy Healing for Empaths are quite heavy. I am not sure of the state Lisa was in when she wrote this book, but it doesn’t feel like a happy-go-lucky friend having an easy-going conversation about her spiritual passion, but rather a person who is going through a lot – something difficult, perhaps – and is using this book as a tool to release that energy. 

As such, the book carries this energy with it. It feels like this book was a tool or a way to help her “explain” suffering or pain she might be carrying in the instance of writing it or help her release ties she formed. I do not know what the circumstances were while she was writing this book, I am just reflecting on the energy of it and how it reads. As such, it was not as enjoyable for me, and it was difficult to get through in one sitting.

The rest of my review will be in random notes, as I jot them down as I read.

  • Highly Sensitive People are not the same as Empaths. It is said that only 2% of the world are *true* empaths, though with the word thrown around as loosely as the descriptor of “breathing human”, you would assume much more. The descriptors used to define “how you might be an empath” are so broad, I can imagine anyone who feels emotions reading and going, “Oh my god, that’s me!”

    This is a problem I have with many “empath” books and the definition surrounding “empath” in general. I think the clarifier of “psychic” is helpful but should have been stressed even further because I can certainly tell you that 95% of the people who have “empath” in their Instagram bio aren’t psychic.
  • I appreciate the emphasis on the physical ailments that plague empaths because I feel that really does stress how different circumstances are for *true empaths*. It’s not just about intuitively guessing what someone beside you is feeling, it’s about soaking in (if you are not trained in protecting yourself) the emotions and having them manifest as physical ailments. It’s *way* more intense than just a hunch.
  • Letting go of the “victim identity” was probably my favourite part of the beginning of the book. How about letting go of using “empath” as an identifier *completely*? It’s become a personality trait rather than a term to define your gifts. It’s exhausting. 
  • Re: Anxiety, Depression, and Addictions – I don’t think it’s fair to say that empaths are more prone to this. I think anyone – especially those with a genetic history – are prone to these things. In fact, I think they’re more a representation of unhealed trauma rather than empathy traits. I think using empathy is victimization tactic and an “excuse” to avoid working on your anxiety, depression, or addictions. I really didn’t like this section, at all. I had anxiety and depression and I am an empath but they are not correlated. I had the former because of trauma I did not work to defeat. To reason away the work that needs to be put in by calling myself “extra sensitive” would be lazy. I think this section could do more damage than good.
  • Chapter 3 – the section on Learrning to Protect Our Energy – is probably the most important chapter in the book, because if you’re not putting in the work and constantly victimizing yourself due to being an “empath”, well, then I roll my eyes at you because you exhaust me, and you’re likely just not invested in your own healing and enjoy the comfort of discomfort.
  • That being said, I think that Chapter 4 – Our Dances With Energy Vampires – could be one of the most misused chapters in the book (by those who don’t like to put in the work). We cannot blame /every/ depletion on our energy and our emotions on the possibility of a psychic attack. Lisa stresses not playing the victim, but this chapter reads like an entire victimization chapter.

    I think using “energy vampires” can become an excuse to not put in the work to discover what internal or traumatic or memory pieces might actually be causing us to be drained, upset, or “shook up”. I think it gives people an excuse to not dive deep into their healing. As a Reiki Master, a lot of what is spoken about in this chapter Lisa should know could actually be just past life or present trauma reaching the surface.

    And I *HATE* the piece about energy vampires coming at you in your sleep when you’re “most vulnerable” — do you think your guides are just like, “Alright man, she’s asleep, we are off duty!” You are endlessly protected, even while you sleep. And giving people the idea that they can be attacked in their sleep will lead to a lot of insomniacs, in my opinion. Dangerous.
  • Chapter five was another super valuable chapter. I think I take back my comment on number three — this one was my favourite.
  • Chapter 6 was interesting, but I feel like it will inflate the empath ego a little bit: “Oh, we are extra special and we form the most important bonds when we love people.” I think this book has amplified the bad taste that “empath” leaves in my mouth, to be honest haha.

    The part about sex was interesting and I’m glad that she mentions that casual sex is not an empowering choice. Lisa mentions that Mystics say that that sex and death are two initiators into the world of transcendent  experiences (did you know that the French call an orgasm “le petit mort” – the little death). I think this information, paired with the addictions section, could lead to a lot of people in unhealthy sexual situations under the guise of “well I’m an empath and I’m transcending” — glad to see that she followed it up with a warning.
  • Loved chapter seven — continue to play the victim and you become the energy vampire! This will be a hard chapter for many people to digest. 

Overall, did I enjoy the book? Yes. 

Would I recommend it to others? Yes, those who I feel will truly benefit, not those with “empath” in their IG bio. 

Did I like it more than The Art of Psychic Reiki, no. 

Would I warn people to be critical when reading and also be aware that there is a heaviness to the text that makes it a slower read? Yes. 

Will I continue to support everything Lisa does with curiosity and open arms? Yes, because I can tell she’s just an all-around good person who has the best intentions at the heart of all she does. 

3.5 out of 5 stars (keep in mind, I’m a very hard reviewer)

One Year Ago, SCG Became My Full-Time Gig

One year ago today, I decided to make Seeking Celestial Grace my full-time job. I had a job offer available to me and I declined it and told Jordan (my husband), “I want to put all my effort into making this my priority. It feels important and feels right.” I re-opened my Instagram, and started posting, started making connections, started meeting friends.

It’s pretty interesting that shortly after, we fell into a pandemic and jobs were at stake in the process. I don’t believe in coincidences, because I believe the work that I did over the last year was very impactful to a lot of people when they needed hope the very most. And that shows me that my intuition to make this work my focus was gifted to me, and I’m so grateful I listened.

And now, a year later, my work is going through a transition. Unsure of what I want this to look like or to become, and trying to figure out how to mold it in the most energetically sustainable way, I’ve put it on hold. 

It’s also interesting that on the night of that one year anniversary, I had the strangest dream/spiritual experience:

I was dreaming that I was trying to drive my mother somewhere, but there was something stuck in my eye. When I went to go look in the car mirror at what it was, it was three tiny black stones that always seemed to slip out of my grip when I tried to pull them out. They would slip back under my eyelid and then scratch my eye.

I woke up (no longer dreaming) to Archangel Michael standing over me and he told me it was a symbolism for my third eye, and he’s currently clearing it.

He then put out his hands and they turned into this light scanner (that’s the only way I can describe them). He then started scanning parts of my body and images were flashing in the light – I am unsure if they were past life memories or future life glances. And then suddenly he had a naked person in his arms. This person was adult-sized – I don’t know who they were, I don’t know if they were male or female – and I didn’t know what he wanted to do with this person. So I said, “Not sure who that is, but I give you permission to help me release all expectations and fears,” and then they both vanished. 

Strange, I know. Anyway, I could have put this into an Instagram comment but I’ve chosen not to. I decided maybe it’s important and worth referencing later, so it’s better off in a blog post. I’d be interested to hear your thoughts, so don’t hesitate to leave a comment.

Thank you for being along for this journey.

xx C

What to do When Your Mentor Lets You Down

When we are heading on a spiritual journey, especially during our Awakening, we are often drawn to people who inspire us. Eventually, these people can become like mentors to us – we look to them for advice, for guidance, for spiritual direction, or even for lifestyle choices (what books to read, what card decks to use, what shows to watch, etc).

Unfortunately, mentors are human, and sometimes these people we once looked up to can begin to let us down. I can say it’s happened to me – I used to look to Kyle Gray as a spiritual leader in my own life, but power and popularity lead him down a path with an inflated ego and conflicting guidance. 

So, what can we do when the people we once saw as teachers along our journey begin to let us down? I have some advice to help you handle the situation, or to help you kick start your own ideas on how to manage this disappointing change of circumstances.


Remember: They’re Human

It’s important to remember that we shouldn’t hold anyone so high up that we forget their humanness. The problem with being human is that our ego can take over at any moment. Often, people we admire love being in a position of power or spiritual leadership and forget how to treat others when they start to gain followers or “worshippers” (as I like to call them – echo chamber, you’re so great, commenters). They take opposing ideas as challenges against their authority, and rather than managing them with a calm, cool, and collected spirit, they take it personally. 

In addition, humans are prone to be pulled into a fear mentality, and this can often lead our spiritual mentors down the ‘conspiracy’ path. It’s crucial that we forgive them for this and remember that they’re on a journey as well. They’re not perfect; they are endlessly growing and learning, just as you are. They likely have their own mentor. It is human to mess up. Keep a mental tally of these “mess-ups” and when your tally gets too large, reconsider looking to them as a spiritual leader.

Call Them Out (Politely)

If your mentor respects you as you do them, they won’t be offended if you call them out on material they’re sharing that you believe to be offensive, words they’re preaching that you think they should re-evaluate or reconsider, or even just sharing an alternative viewpoint that make them think about their ideas in a new and refreshing light. Even teachers don’t have all the answers or contain all the knowledge, and if they are genuine and compassionate and eager to grow, then they’ll welcome your alternative thoughts and thank you for them. If they turn away from you, delete you, or become passive-aggressive in their following posts, then you’ve learned enough about them to know to avoid them.

Speak to Them Privately

A spiritual leader or teacher should be someone that you feel comfortable enough with to message privately and share your thoughts with, openly and honestly. If you can’t do this, they’re not a mentor, they’re just someone you idolize (and that’s not healthy on a spiritual journey). Take a moment to open up to your mentor in a private DM or conversation, and tell them what concerns you. Ask them to explain themselves, or elaborate on ideas that confused you. Ask them if they’re doing okay if you notice their posts seem to be filled with fear, conspiracy theories, or negativity. If they’re truly a leader in the spiritual domain, they’ll see this conversation as an opportunity of growth and not confrontation. 

Unfollow Them & Find Someone New

It’s sad but sometimes it has to happen: sometimes the only solution is to unfollow the person whose content no longer serves you. It’s okay to find new mentors and teachers and people to look up to when we are on our spiritual journey. We are changing, and so the people who we need and vibrate with also change. It doesn’t mean the person is bad, it just means you’ve learned and taken what you can from this person and it’s time to move along your path. Don’t look at the moment of hitting the unfollow button with sadness but with gratitude, and from your heart-center, wish them the best and hope they gain clarity as they proceed down their own path. Someone new will appear when you least expect them, and it will be exactly the connection you’ll need at this point in time.


Do you have any advice that I’ve missed? Please leave a comment for everyone to see — you never know who may need to read it.

xx C

Fear in the Spiritual Community

TLDR: Dear Spiritual person spreading fearful messages, your emotion of fear is valid. But you, more than most, know that our emotions are meant to be felt, learned from, healed and released so they don’t consume us and block us. By passing on your fear to your followers, you are literally sharing your trauma. In a parent-child relationship you would call this GENERATIONAL TRAUMA and would exclaim how it’s your DUTY to break that Trauma Chain. So, why is acceptable now to share your fear-centered trauma with others under the guise of wisdom?

Listen, let’s begin with this: true change comes from a point of discomfort, that is known. Discomfort and fear are not synonyms. But Spiritual accounts who come from a place of fear to “scare you” into action is, quite simply put, a cult tactic. That is truly how cults work: they get down to your biggest fears (lack of freedom, being watched, nothing can be trusted, etc) and they manipulate those emotions to put their misinformation wyrms in your head while making you believe: “You are so wise to have discovered this! Make sure you tell others that they need us as well! You are finally safe with this wisdom!” Hello Ego, what’s up?

I’m not sure if you’ve ever communed with Spirit, but they’ve never spoken to me from a place of fear. They have never used fear to make me aware of the “dangers” on planet earth. We are certainly in a confusing and fearful time, but be wary of information that preys on that fear of yours and fans it. Your sensitivity is being taken advantage of.

Sometimes your growth and betterment /is/ scary, that’s for sure! But the information given to you to proceed down this path is given to you from a place of abundance and not from a place of scarcity. The Spiritual information provided to you is never /scary/, it’s just your emotional reaction to what you’re called to do that brings fear (it’s risky, it means letting go, it involves changing your behaviour, etc). That is the key to analyzing who you’re taking advice from: Is the information full of fear (be careful), or is your human emotional reaction to the information one that brings fear (normal)? 

What’s exceptionally scary is that so many of these Spiritual accounts that are spreading fear about governments and Instagram and privacy and freedom were also silent during BLM. BLM was “picking a side” but this conspiracy blow-up is about “saving the planet”. Curious… That’s because these messages have actually come from right-wing sources, and the ultimate goal of the source of this misinformation isn’t saving humanity and uniting people, it’s about further division, freedom of speech to spread misinformation, racist, anti-semitic and discriminatory content, and about not being policed while doing so (as that content gets removed from IG). Go onto Parler – a social media application that does not police content – and check out what kind of content gets shared there. It’s an echo-chamber of offensive ideas and racist ideologies. Again, Ego anyone? 

Spiritual accounts are calling this spread of fear an “intuitive feeling” and a “message from Spirit” and are begging their accounts to listen and be aware, but for what? So everyone is scared of these theories (that’s what they are, just theories)? What is the purpose of perpetuating this message? What difference does it make to humanity if all it’s doing is increasing fear? It creates division, it creates distrust, it creates isolation, it creates a focus on the government (they’ve never been for the people, this isn’t news) rather than life purpose and helping others, it streamlines your focus in a fear-centered direction which not only leads to zero change and betterment but where your attention and energy goes, you manifest. Fear-centered attention leads to some pretty scary manifestations: usually, things that add to your fear and not your abundance

You can place whatever mask you want on your fear-based content that will make your Ego feel more comfortable about what you’re spreading. You can call it whatever name you want – your duty, your duality, your intuition, your desire to bring harmony to the planet, your soul purpose – but that doesn’t negate the fact that it all comes down to being information carrying a fear-based emotion and thus doesn’t speak to the Spiritual core of others but inflates and stirs their Ego, and is, ergo, not the information of Spirit Source. Plain and simple. And if that makes you angry to read, get to the Ego-reason for it. Analyze carefully why it makes you so angry. If you’re as connected as you believe yourself to be, I can guarantee: you’ll come to the same conclusion.

I will continue to bring you messages that come from a place of abundance, not scarcity, and I hope you will be more cautious about what people you look to as Spiritual Mentors and Teachers and analyze their content more carefully. Just because someone you once loved and respected says it, doesn’t mean it’s always good. Fear is a cult tactic, and it begins with a foundation of trust and friendship in the “powerful person” who is sharing the message. Beware.

Book Review #5 – In Search of Jesus of Nazareth and His Original Teaching

BY PAUL WEEKES

This ARC was provided to me by REEDSY.

I always love to read books that aim to look at Jesus outside of the solely Christian lens. I love books that try to uncover who he truly was before man tainted his image and filled his words with judgment and hate, and so I was excited to delve into this book which the author kindly prefaced with writing that he doesn’t need readers to accept his conclusions, he just wants to share where research brought him.

The books begins with: “Jesus of Nazareth declared that the same internal force that drove him was in every individual, and he called it “the Kingdom of God.”” – as a spiritual person, I always reference the Kingdom of God as the God-energy and the author, being a Scientist, also refers to this as energy (rather than a literal kingdom), so right off the bat, I’m interested to see where this is going. I had never heard of the ‘Three Faces of Jesus’ but was excited by the concept. Unfortunately, I thought by the description that this would be looking at just the ‘Spiritual’ face, but it begins with the ‘Historical face’ – I’m very interested by the tangible history of Yeshua. 

I was pleased to see this wasn’t another ‘make everyone Divine Christians’ book disguised as an ‘information on Jesus’ book. This was stressed with quotes like, “The divinity of Jesus is most likely a device of the later Gospel authors to elevate Jesus above the gods/prophets/ leaders of the other beliefs, from which they wished to gain converts.” I do believe the humanness of Jesus is no less important than his (potential, as I do believe) Divinity. 

I really love all the investigative trips the author makes to get specifics. He mentions he has a business background and that solutions are meant to be simple, and the way he lays out historical “facts” (I use quotations because there are many who may doubt them as fact), make figuring out Jesus seem really easy. 

When we get to the section speaking to the Spiritual Face of Jesus, the author prefaces it with: “ Unfortunately, 2,000 years of transcription errors, poor translations, editorializing, misattributions, and outright fabrications (Fake good News) have seriously clouded the record of Jesus’ spoken words.” — I was glad to read this. I also loved this section. It is so approachable and not coated in the junk that often follows Jesus around. 

I know a lot of this book will be hated by By-The-Book Christians, but as a Spiritual individual who likes to learn more and improve her understanding of Jesus and his love-centered spiritual leadership, I appreciated this book a lot. At just 20 pages (because the other thirty are references – speaking directly to the amount of research that went into this – and I’m super grateful for those as well as they contain endless valuable information), it was a super quick and easy read despite being written like an academic paper (which makes it a bit cold at times). I feel lucky to have stumbled upon this.

Book Review #4 – Magickal Mediumship by Danielle Dionne

MAGICKAL MEDIUMSHIP by DANIELLE DIONNE
Publishing Date: December 8th 2020

Thank you NetGalley for the ARC.
For the record, I am a psychic medium.
I will admit to you right off the bat that this was a DNF.
Perhaps I should have read the description more thoroughly; this is definitely a book that is umbrellaed by Witchcraft and Witchcraft concepts and ideas. She is a part of the Temple of Witchcraft which she mentions later; that brings with it a biased mindset and viewpoint on a lot of the spiritual concepts mentioned in this book.

I don’t adhere to this practice, and it does not resonate with me. In fact, a lot of aspects of specific practices in this book made me uncomfortable. That’s why I didn’t finish it. My red flag for this book came early when she quoted Aleister Crowley, a dude I don’t take advice from. Too. Much. Darkness. Just look at a picture of him and you’ll see what I mean. Yikes.

Danielle Dionne defines Magickal Mediumship as “the partnership with the dead to enact your magick and enhance your life.” Hmmm, yikes again. I definitely didn’t read the description, because honouring the dead is one thing, but partnering with them is not my cup of tea.

She defines mediumship as “Communication with spirits of the dead,” because that’s what she was taught. It is so much more than that. And a medium who focuses on human spirits who have passed misses the opportunity to connect to far wiser people of the God Force. She disregards these other connections as part of the definition. I don’t use the dead to get messages unless they have specific guidance or healing they wish to bring forth to the person inquiring. Playing with the dead is not a fun idea for me. They’re far happier on that side, believe me. And they’re so low level on the spiritual scale that you risk bringing in someone you simply don’t want to invite into your space.

I stopped reading shortly after the Trance Mediumship section where she talked about going into a trance state as a 12-year-old and didn’t warn against this; do you think any 12-year-old is spiritually, mentally, and emotionally prepared to battle against what dark entity could come forward during a trance mediumship session? She says that if you feel the pull to Trance to explore it, with no warnings. Yikes, times three.

That’s where I stopped. This isn’t my cup of tea. Beautiful cover, weird jujus. It might be appreciated by someone else who walks this path.

1/5 Stars