In need of a little alone time before you gather with friends and family? I'm at Maha Rose today 12-6 offering tarot readings and reiki at my special Wednesday only rate! I pulled the Magician for today, which shows itself as a reminder that you are a conduit for universal energy. It's your birthright to own this magical ability to help make the world a more beautiful, peaceful place. Come join me for a cup of hot tea and we can pull some cards, revealing how to free up any energy blocks getting in the way of this natural magical manifestation current. Or if you're looking for some relax + restore, come in, lay down, get cozy, and I'll help to release any blockages you may have through the healing power of Reiki. Hope to see you, but if not I'm wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!
n yoga philosophy, or any consciousness raising practice, the ENLIGHTENMENT CURRENT is emphasized. Christian's reach for Heaven. Buddhist reach for Nirvana. Yogis reach for Enlightenment. Root to Crown chakra.
So what happens when a human reaches this state of "enlightenment" and is still alive?
They help to bring HEAVEN down to Earth (DOWN-TO-EARTH). The flow of energy reverses from the ENLIGHTENMENT (upward current) to MANIFESTATION (the downward current). Crown to root chakra.
This is exactly what the MAGICIAN is doing in the tarot. He is the MASTER MANIFESTER. Notice the infinity halo above his crown. He draws energy from heaven through his wand and brings it to earth. This makes the world a more BEAUTIFUL, MAGICAL place to live in. See the colorful vines of flowers surrounding him?
We've been graced by many enlightened humans who've made Heaven/ Enlightenment more understandable and attainable, not just some concept to grasp or reach towards: Jesus, Ghandi, Mother Tereasa, and Amma to name a few. These ENLIGHTENED beings are so connected to the DIVINE that ENERGY flows through them raising the COLLECTIVE VIBRATION.
Martin Luther King Jr. was one of these greats. When the crown chakra is completely open an individual moves beyond the EGO SELF and understand their body to be a vessel for creating EQUALITY. Dr. King not only understood that WE ARE ONE (crown) but was able to VISUALIZE this (third eye), COMMUNICATE this (throat), bring people TOGETHER (heart), and create ACTION (solar plexus) by putting his life on the line. He braved threats, jail, beatings, and ultimately paid the highest price to act as a catalyst for CHANGE (sacral) to make democracy a REALITY (root) for all Americans. It's such a great reminder each year to honor the MAGIC Dr. King brought into the world. In his words, "life's most persistent and urgent question: what are you doing for others?" So powerful! May we all honor his life and this day to check in and ask: how are we using our MAGIC to make the lives of others and this world we live in a more BEAUTIFUL place?
The magician is the master manifester. What ever he thinks up, he is able to create. Today, we have an amazing opportunity to check out the MANIFESTATION CURRENT of the chakra system. How can you bring you dreams + ideas (crown chakra) into reality (root chakra)? What blocks might you have keeping you from channeling this beautiful universal flow of energy
Future: The Magician: when I see this card I think about #michaeljackson performing. It's a card of straight up channeling and being a vessel for universal life force, prana, or Holy Spirit. It's about timing, rhythm, and well, making magic. When MJ performed, or when any artist, athlete, teacher or healer "performs" it comes from something beyond, unexplainable, in the moment. It's called being connected or in the flow.
We are all GIFTED, gifted with a body and certain traits (the tools on the magician's table) to act as a conductor for creative life force. Notice the magician pointing a wand up to the sky to invite the energy in and a finger pointing down to ground the energy in reality.
This life force or #prana fills the ENTIRE universe. It's not gentle, but rather very WILD. It's meant to flow freely like a river and must be discharged because our bodies aren't meant to contain it, but only pass it. So what happens when it gets stuck?
Well you don't make magic. It can shut down (lack of energy or depression) or system overload (excess energy or anxiety). You know that migraine? The lump in your throat? How about the tightness in your heart or butterflies in your stomach? These are all blockages in our subtle body caused by past trauma or hurt. Depending on where in your body you feel the block it can be a window into what needs healing (See day 3 for sorrow and grief and heaviness on the heart). So what do we do when we have blockages in our bodies damming up this river of universal energy? There's many different practices. Therapy, creative expression, being physical, and especially #yoga because all the different areas where energy might stagnate are stretched and allow new prana to flow. But whatever you practice it's important to be patient and respect the process (see Day 5). When I pull a card for the future I think of it as "what I am about to learn." Seeing the Magician is so on point because tonight I am going to @wildsoulhealing "Healing the Wild Soul: Release Trauma and Free the Heart" workshop at @maharosenyc to work it out.