Celebrating Diversity 

I’m posting these affirmations from Eugene D. Holden, RSCP, posted in Science of Mind magazine. It’s vital that we all keep a positive attitude these days when so much of what we hear around us is so negative. These simple affirmations can be tailored to your own beliefs and can be used way beyond this week. Enjoy! Be grateful! Take care of yourself! 

If you’re interested in knowing more about your life, situation, and getting answers to questions, please contact me and please let me know what you think about these affirmations.

“… I am amazed at how Spirit shows up with the perfect thing to express, share or teach. It is like Spirit is expressing, sharing and teaching me what I need to lease in order to release, accept and/or become the Light and Way-shower of the Divine. I believe we are all called to be the same thing in our own unique way. Because this month’s theme is “Celebrating Diversity,” the first few days focus on that. We then take a deep dive within. Yes, we live in a diverse universe where we are all unique. These guides were written so as to point you in the direction of your Highest Self. Also, in celebrating Black History month, all of the quotes (except those by Dr. Ernest Holmes) are from people of African descent. May you enjoy reading and sharing these guides as much as I have enjoyed being the instrument for them. Life is precious — handle with prayer.”

Note: Feel free to forward these to friends and family who might be interested.

Your Daily Affirmations for the second week of February, 2017

  • I am one with all of life. All of life is one with me. As I stand in this awareness, I allow the fullness of God to express through me and as me unencumbered. Life is good, and I am grateful.
  • I surrender to my highest good. I bring all of me to all that I do. I am the light of God.
  • I live my life boldly. I am the fulfilled vision of God. With courage, grace and ease, I shine my light.
  • I am the Light of God. I am an instrument of the Divine. I am love personified. I am one in God.
  • I surrender to the all good of life. I am united with abundance, clarity and peace of mind. The strength of God is my strength now. For this I am grateful
  • I am the glory of the Most High. Nothing is impossible to me. As I live, move and have my being in God, all that is for my highest good comes to me with grace and ease. I am grateful.
  • I am the love of God. This love surrounds all who appear to be less fortunate. My compassion allows me to see everyone through the eyes of God.

May you feel surrounded by peace, love, and joy.

By Robin Rodgers

More “Who Am I”

I met Margaret VanLaanMartin many years ago. She remembers us meeting at a Soroptomists International meeting. She is a psychic medium and has her own center, Age of Aquarius. She does readings, leads groups, and teaches classes. At one point in our relationship, in about 2006, she said I was ready to take her one-year clairvoyant training. I jumped in. It was an amazing year of personal growth along with developing skills and fine-tuning intuitive skills I had. I graduated in 2007. One of the other women in the class and I encouraged Margaret to start a grad group, where graduates of her classes could get together on a regular basis and practice our skills. I’ve been part of the group since it started. Continuing in this group when I can has been important to me. I have become a much stronger psychic from keeping these “muscles” flexible. Thank you Margaret!
Since my graduation, I enriched my skills with classes in Mediumship, Dowsing, Tarot, and have participated in first-of-the-year Prediction Parties. When I lived in the area, I would go out with Margaret and others on “Ghost Busting” trips to homes, businesses or properties to help owners with answers to what unusual phenomena they were experiencing. It’s all been fun and has helped me to be a much more confident psychic. This confidence has carried over into many other areas of my life, from sewing and jewelry making, to standing strong in my beliefs, faith, and abilities. I have a voice and I’m confident to speak up for myself.
Being psychic isn’t something I “do.” It’s what I am, along with all the other parts of what makes me, ME. I’m grateful for the skills I’ve leaned for protecting my energy. I refer to it as “psychic self-defense”. As the years go on, I’m more and more sensitive to energies so working to protect myself is vital to my well-being. The Huffington Post printed a story about living with a highly sensitive person. It’s me. I’d love to know what your thoughts are and answer any questions you might have.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/22/highly-sensitive-person-relationship_n_7614832.html

By Robin Rodgers

Free Will…or Not?

Tarot is not about revealing a predetermined destiny (news flash: it doesn’t exist). It’s not about lifting ‘curses’ (or meddling with other people’s choices). And it’s not necessarily about gloomy omens or impending doom (most types of doom are delightfully avoidable). Tarot is a tool for confident decision-making, clear communication and timely, decisive action. With each Tarot reading, we can explore the pros + cons of different choices that you might make — creating the best possible plan for the future you want. Ultimately, it’s all about clarity — shining a light through the mental fog so that you can make excellent choices for your relationships, your family, your finances, your business and your quality of life. (From Theresa Reed – The Tarot Lady)

When I first became interested in getting psychic readings, there was an “institute” in town offering classes and trainings, and would often have “fairs” offering readings at special prices. 
I remember one specific visit to one of their fairs for which I need to give a little back story. I was living in Forest Ranch, CA, and drove into Chico each day for work. One day while driving in I felt like there was a large “presence” in the backseat of the car with me. It was a male and another male, smaller in stature was in the front seat. I felt the larger male was the significant energy. His presence was a stronger energy; stronger feeling. I realized that I felt these energies only in the car, and I felt them everyday for months. I started talking to them, acknowledging them, and had a feeling they were angels. These angels are still with me today, present at any time. 
So, I chose to go for a psychic reading at the fair. I sat down across from the woman and the first thing she said, before I said anything but “Hello”, was to ask me if I realized that I had an angel with me? I said “Yes”. She said he was really huge, accompanied by another angel, and she was going to ask them to “step out” as she did the reading because they were a distraction. Well! I nearly fell off my chair when she mentioned them. I had told no one and knew not to say much of anything to a psychic before a reading that could influence how it went. This incident added to my growing belief and understanding of psychic phenomena and psychic readings. 
Yet, what I came to understand more than anything else, was that whatever was said at readings didn’t take away my free will to change anything, go in any direction, etc. Readings are information, guidance, insight, and often suggestions. Over the years I’d see different psychics at fairs or shows. I realized over time that some things came about, and some didn’t. They are not written-in-stone, predetermined actions that will happen to me regardless of what I do. Participation or action with the information I was given or going in completely different directions are completely up to me. I’m holding hands with my future and am, ultimately, the author of the story. In their best moments, psychic readings are powerful tools for reflection, guidance, and positive decision making. The decisions are, however, always, our own. 

By Robin Rodgers

Haunted House 

I grew up in Lompoc, California in a home we came to believe was haunted. For some reason, a neighbor told my parents that the previous owners were husband and wife, and the wife committed suicide in the home. The husband was a police officer and his wife shot herself in an upstairs room and died in the hospital three days later. When we moved into the house, my brother was about 7 years old. He was going to have the bedroom next to “the room” upstairs so my parents didn’t want him knowing about the suicide. My sister and I shared a room across from my parents’ room at the other end of the house. The way my mother tells it, we’d been living in the house a short time when my brother came into the kitchen one morning. My mother had her back to him standing at the sink. He said that a woman “came to him in a dream” and told him to ask what happened in the house. My mother said she was completely stunned as no one would have told him anything. My mother said she didn’t tell him much, but he continued to come to her over a period of time asking more and more questions prompted by the woman in his dreams. Over time my mother says she reluctantly told him the story. One morning he came into the kitchen saying the woman told him she wasn’t going to come back anymore because he found out everything she wanted him to know. My brother refuses to talk about this saying he doesn’t remember it. I wonder.
My mother used to listen to Coast to Coast AM with Art Bell. She was open to the idea of life on other planets, alien visitors, spirits, ghosts… My dad said he didn’t believe in any of it. However, over time, even he said he “saw things” in the house he couldn’t explain, like a boot on the stairs. My mother had an experience that really upset her. She was sleeping and awoke to the feeling of someone standing at the side of the bed. She said all the hair on her arms stood up and it frightened her so much that she got out of bed and ran to the living room where she was up for the rest of the night. There were “cold spots” at times in the house where the temperature was obviously different than just right around that same area. I’m sure many would say, ‘well, it’s an old house, these cold spots are to be expected’. However, when you feel this kind of cold in a house you’ve been living in a long time, well, it’s just different from a draft or something like that.
My personal experiences in that house initiated my sense of my psychic sense that has expanded throughout my life. The strongest memory I have is seeing a “ghost” in my bedroom. I was awakened in the middle of the night when I was around nine years old. Something “said” to look over at my doorway. I turned to see a dark form. It scared me so much that I slept with the light on for two months afterwards. The “voice” wasn’t out loud. It was almost a voice and a feeling mixed together. It’s hard to describe, but it was clear. I felt at the time, and still do, that this ghost was male. I can still see the form in my mind’s eye as if it occurred yesterday. 
When I was about high school age, I had dreams I felt were prophetic. Events in my life clearly related to what I’d dreamt. I recall often being taken aback by events playing out as if I’d already experienced them.

Around age 20, I’d say, I became much more aware of strong intuitive feelings, “gut feelings” to many. I’d feel anxious or eager about doing something or going someplace. I would have feelings about how the day was going to go. Events out of my control seemed to prove out my feelings. Does that make sense? I just had knowingness. That’s about the time I started being really interested in psychics who did readings. I’ll write more about going to psychics in another blog post.

Most of the feelings and experiences we had in our house were creepy. It took some time, study, and continued experiences to realize that not all psychic phenomena are dark and scary. I’ve had many lovely connections with those who have passed on, including my pets. I’ve learned “psychic self defense” to know how to protect myself from negative energies. I’ll be exploring much of this in future blogs and I encourage you to write me, ask questions, tell me about your experiences, and we can explore together. 

By Robin Rodgers

I’m Back!

Hi there! I’ve been away for way too long. In the time I’ve been away, we’ve sold our home in Paradise, California and moved to Astoria, Oregon. What a whirlwind!

I plan on being much more active here on my site. I have lots of ideas for what to share with you. 

I want to share the events in and around our move. Much went on spiritually, psychically, emotionally…you can imagine it to some degree if you’ve ever moved. Especially if you’ve moved out of state to a brand new town. 

I’m going to share stories of my childhood growing up in a haunted house, and my acknowledgement of my intuitiveness.

I’m going to share about my recurring dreams. 

If you are curious about something in the metaphysical realm, please ask and I’ll do my best to answer. I also encourage you to share how any of what I write touches you, inspires you, sparks your curiosity, and/or even helps you to remember having similar experiences. 

I’ll be back soon. Until then, I”m leaving you with a quote from Louise Hay that fits for our turbulent times: 

“The more I focus my mind upon the good, the more good comes to me.” 

Be well and I’ll chat with you soon!

By Robin Rodgers

Inner Voices

I LOVE how the Universe provides just what we need when it’s needed, if we choose to see it and/or listen. I believe there are no coincidences or “accidents”. Today, once again, was one of those days. 

I start each day with some sort of meditative experience. I follow Christopher Witecki, who is a psychic astrologer, and has “Namaste Today” each weekday. I have decided this is the way to start my days. So, I listened to Christopher, who always provides just what I need to hear for the day and helps me be present and grounded for listening to and coming from my heart. He also provides some laughter, which is always good first thing in the day.

After that lovely time I gave myself, I logged on to Facebook to see what my friends were up to, and there was a friend request awaiting my response. I looked at the woman’s page and accepted. While I was on her page, I came across a Great Bell Chant (The End of Suffering) with words read by Thich Nath Hanh, chanted by brother Phap Niem.  I connected with my guides and angel and took some deep breaths in preparation to watch. The moment I started it I was flooded with tears. I was surprised by this, but I let it flow. I received the message that I was to let go of stress, fears, and perceived control over things in my life. There was such beauty in the piece, and I was reminded that I am so small in the realm of the entire world and universe, yet, I can connect with that energy and be free of worry. I knew I wanted to share this with my partner Greg. I didn’t tell him anything about it, except to breathe and focus. I was emotional all over again. We talked about our experiences after watching it. It was a beautiful thing to share.

He and I are working together on some plans and dreams for our future that have brought up control issues. We realized, after the meditation and sharing about it, that what we can control is how we respond to circumstances. We can’t control the actions of others or their responses. Yet, we really do have control over saying yes or no to what is presented. Realizing this has taken a lot of stress out of it all. The time this morning helped us to remember that we are divinely guided and all will work out as beautifully as other circumstances have for us both. We’ve set intentions together and this morning was a great reminder to trust in what we know to be true and let it flow. It’s a time of real spotlights on our beliefs and issues and we’re willing to look at them. We want to work through them. 

Just a bit ago, I got on a site from an email I received from HomemadeMommy.net. In her blog post she talked about how moving in the direction of doing her blog and changing things in her life, has changed how people have responded to her, what they’ve said about her ventures, what she’s eating, etc. One sentence really touched me. “We have to ignore the inner voices that limit our potential!” 

Yes! This brought me full circle from the bell chant/meditation, what my fears and stresses have been, to remembering I have control over those inner voices that perpetuate the fear and stress! I can go back to that chant, remind myself of my beliefs, and rid myself of the voices that would keep me frozen in time and stop forward progress. We have many positive tools to use to rid ourselves of those voices. I choose forward progress!

Do you have those inner voices? Do you feel stuck where you are? Do you know why? Are you aware of what you can and can’t control? Or is feeling the need for control over things you can’t, stifling your growth? 

I urge you to find a lovely way to start your day. If you don’t already have something you do, try Christopher Witecki, the Bell Chant, a reading of some sort that grounds you positively, or even some positive affirmations. 

If you’d like more guidance, please contact me. I’m offering a $10 discount on an hour tarot reading. 

Namaste

By Robin Rodgers

Integrity

Happy Fall! I’ve started watching Christopher Witecki on his site SoulGarden.tv. He is a delight and watching him daily, along with my weekly John Edward program as part of Evolve have really been feeding my soul. I am evolving and learning and continue to be nudged in directions of learning more about astrology, energy, and growing as a psychic. 

Today, Christopher Witecki talked about Integrity. I looked up the meaning of integrity to add to what he talked about for my own understanding. Integrity is “the quaility of being honest…the state of being whole and undivided”. This definition was found on Google. There are also the words “sincerity” and “truthfulness”. Christopher posed the questions, “Where is the line of integrity for me?” “Who’s the judge of this integrity?” “Where do I belong?” 

Obviously, because I’m writing about this today, I’ve been moved to dig deeper into myself about the answers to these question. Where is my line? Who is my judge? The judge needs to be myself, not other people or the world. I truly want to live my truth and come from what my heart tells me. I strive for that wholeness and being undivided. I love those words. I strive to be part of what truly reflects who I am. Living from my heart is living with integrity. Christopher also talked about being “compassionate” to myself for the areas I feel I’m out of integrity and make new decisions about what’s OK and what isn’t. Compassion will make it easier to to choose the right path. I can be very hard on myself, which comes from a childhood of feeling that no matter how hard I tried, it just wasn’t quite good enough. It’s part of my path to heal from that and enjoy experiences, knowing that if there isn’t a “perfect” outcome, it’s OK! 

I’ve mentioned paths. It was discussed by Christopher this morning to choose the easiest path. It’s the one that is right. Choose the calm path. Too many times we feel that if the path isn’t hard or full of drama, it isn’t the right way. Wrong! There will always be work to do on ourselves, but it doesn’t have to be full of drama or crisis for it to be the path to take. 

Does what I’ve talked about resonate with you? I encourage you to check out Christopher Witecki and John Edward. Would you like to talk about this further? Please contact me. Do you have questions you’d like further assistance with? Contact me for a tarot reading. Let’s explore together!

Be well. 

By Robin Rodgers

Being Present

I go bird watching. Sometimes I go out on my own, binoculars in hand, ears open. There are occasions I go out with Greg or my friend and avid birder Kathy. There are also trips with the local birding group. What I realized when out watching our feathered friends is that I’m completely present. I have no distractions or thoughts of schedules, “to-do” lists, work, nagging problems… I’m right there with the birds, which are always living in the now. This spring while out bird watching with friends, I’ve been fortunate to have seen many baby birds and juveniles out of the nest, with parents close by sometimes flying into to the nest, taking turns feeding their brood.

I also have several bird feeders around our home. I love the sounds of the many birds and stopping what I’m doing to just watch them interact and eat. It closes out everything else and I’m just present.

I feel completely focused while out gardening as well or when involving myself in any of my hobbies. Cooking together with Greg is also another great joy that puts us both in the moment.  Experiences like these take me out of the trappings of the day and put me centered and focused on just what I’m doing. It’s so restful, calming and fun. We gotta have fun! I’ve also found that being purposeful and engaging in these types of activities makes it so much easier to return to my “to-do” list, work, pesky issues or whatever else is circling around in my brain. I feel much more balanced and at peace. Taking this time may feel like an indulgence in our busy world, but it’s what keeps us effectively functioning in that world.  So often we come back to our tasks refreshed and with new energy and ideas.

Think for a moment about what you do in your life that puts you in the present, in the “now”, and takes your mind completely off everything else. Do you have those hobbies to immerse yourself in? Are you taking time for watching a bird take flight? Or is time taking you away? Are you enjoying the sights and smells of how your garden has blossomed?

I encourage you to make sure you have these experiences and have them often. It can be so transforming.

By Robin Rodgers

Trying to Achieve Balance

How often do we hear talk, or hear ourselves talk of finding “balance” in our lives? What does that mean? For some it may mean giving equal time to each endeavor: home, kids, work, hobbies, travel, rest… For others it may mean spending a greater chunk of time on one thing and spreading the rest of the time on other efforts. Seeking balance is a basic drive, as it is in nature. We see it all around us as nature works to balance itself. What is it we’re truly seeking? Isn’t it our goal to seek a sense of well being? Does that define “balance”?

I bring up this topic because I was searching around the “net” and came across a blog I thought looked interesting. Looking it over I realized she hadn’t been on the site for about three years. I read her last post and it was all about balance. On a trip away from home she realized that her mind was at rest and not spinning trying to come up with her next blog post. She had reached the place she had been seeking: being in the present moment. She has children and summer was upon her and the thought of keeping up with all the kids’ activities, her own with her husband,  and keeping her blog current were more than she could imagine doing. The mind rest she experienced help her decide that her blog would end with that post. I was really struck by this decision and so appreciate that she left it up, as it gave me a lot to think about.

So, what is BALANCE?  Do you know what it means to you? Do you feel your life is in balance? Are you struggling with trying to find your restful mind? Are you able to capture being in the present moment and enjoy that place?

If your answer to any or all of these questions is…Hmmmm, I’m not sure, or No, I don’t know what it means or I don’t have “balance”, then you’ve come to the right place. In a reading with me, I can assist in guiding you to find that peace and rest you seek; balance, if you will.

By Robin Rodgers

Celebrating the True New Year

The Vernal Equinox approaches and I wonder how many of you agree with me that this ought to be when we celebrate the true New Year. Although we have all learned January first in the Julian calendar of Julius Ceasar as New Year’s Day, we find ourselves still in the darkest, coldest, and shortest days of the year. Natural life is largely dormant. But Springtime, when we begin to come out of a winter that has been for many this year seemingly never-ending and into the season of new light and renewed life, seems so rightly the beginning of a new year—at least for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere! (The Southern Hemisphere’s Vernal Equinox is actually in September, again, the beginning of spring … so perhaps there ought to be two New Year’s celebrations … seriously!

It turns out that the ancient Persian calendar denotes the onset of spring as year’s beginning with the Festival of Nowruz, still honored today throughout the mid-east as it has been for 3,000 years. The early Egyptians recognized the sun’s passage into Aries as a sacred turning point of the year, and built the Great Sphinx so that it points directly toward the rising Sun on the day of the Spring Equinox. And, of course, Easter, the most sacred moment of the Christian year, is surely tied to the Vernal Equinox. Easter is determined each year as the first Sunday after the first full moon after the Vernal Equinox.

And, perhaps most meaningfully to those of us who seek connection with our mystical and intuitive natures, the Astrological calendar begins when the sun moves into Aries, the first sign in the Zodiac, at the Spring Equinox—the day of equal day and night when the sun crosses the celestial equator on its way north along the ecliptic. In 2015, this moment falls on March 20 at 6:45 P.M. EDT; 3:45 P.M. PST. From this point on, the days grow longer and the Sun begins to regain strength and overcomes winter’s cold. We catch “spring fever,” as plants and trees sprout and begin grow vigorously and bear fruit. We sense love and fertility all around us. This is a wonderful time of the year to begin or revive a romantic relationship, or to initiate a special new endeavor. It’s time to be alive, to experience new beginnings and to celebrate life! It’s a great time to be purposeful in our intentions for what we want for ourselves and those around us in the new season of growth.

What I would like to suggest is that we in the north joyfully embrace the Spring Equinox as a true new year’s extravaganza. How best, then, to honor and celebrate this passage into the new and most life-affirming season?  Daily Horoscope.com offers this list of rituals with which to “ring in spring” that I have taken a few liberties with:

  • Light red candles to honor Aries, then speak aloud your intentions for the new year
  • Throw a party, invite your most engaging, outgoing friends and play—board games or cards, baseball, tennis or toss a Frisbee. Learn again to laugh,
  • Enroll in a gym, take up a sport or start walking every morning
  • Weed out your closet, toss anything depressing or old and buy a bright new outfit
  • Color and decorate eggs, perhaps with children
  • Go for an outing to see wildflowers and trees in bloom and bees and butterflies and birds
  • Invest in a relationship with someone intriguing, or propose marriage to the one you love
  • Restore your commitment to faith and spirituality; pray, meditate, study, sing, enjoy—best yet, get a psychic reading from a well-qualified practitioner!

Have you any other suggestions to add to this list of ways to feel most alive this spring? Share them here, if you like:

By Robin Rodgers