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Mind Yourself: Communicating with the Ancestors — Carrie Paris and the Relative Tarot

Lisa’s interview with Carrie Paris is now online!

Sometimes the Big U hands you a surprise, and Carrie Paris was one of those! I’ve hosted the Ancestral Healing Summit for The Shift Network for two years and have been searching, all that time, for a divinitory tool to communicate with my own ancestors. While the people I’ve interviewed offered a plethora of ways to do so, my own preferred method is through oracle cards, but I was darned if I could find a deck that suited me.

Divine Timing must have been playing a role because, lo and behold, after this year’s summit interviews were completed, I happened upon Carrie Paris and her incredible Relative Tarot/Spirit Oracle boxed set. I told her how much I love them, how they truly speak to me like nothing else I’ve ever used, and I simply had to interview her.

So, in this episode of Mind Yourself, Carrie and I discuss communicating with our ancestors with the use of these truly magical cards. If you’re into ancestral healing, at all, you owe it to yourself to watch this interview.

The Relative Tarot is a traditional 78-card tarot deck (with extra cards). It also comes with an 80-card Spirit Oracle for ancestral communication and 60 page instructional booklet. Both decks come nested in a sturdy magnetic flip box. These cards are lux, yet easy to shuffle and edged with a dark tea stain. For a full glimpse of each card, check out the video walk-throughs from some of Carrie’s favorite YouTube channels. You can find them, and order the decks, at http://www.carrieparis.com

Lisa’s newest book, The Poppet Master, can be found here: http://www.thepoppetmaster.com

Visit http://www.MindYourselfTV.com for more video interviews with leaders in the field of human transformation.

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Lisa Bonnice is an award-winning, best-selling author. Her current passion-project is a series of metaphysical comedy novels. The first is entitled The Poppet Master (previously published as Be Careful What You Witch For!, now revamped and with a new ending). The Poppet Master is a modern-day fairy tale about Lola Garnett, a bored housewife and office drone who wakes up with unexpected psychic abilities, and no instruction manual, and Twink, the reluctant, sarcastic faery assigned to assist and educate her. The Poppet Master is available wherever books are sold. Its sequel is in the works.

Lisa is also writing The Maxwell Curse, a fictionalized version of a story she found in her own ancestral lineage about a witch trial, a generational curse, and massive mine explosion, all of which left ripples of destruction in their wake, devastating one family’s tree.



Anything I want

I was at a “Creative Creation” class and the instructor suggested a little game for us. He pointed to a bookshelf that held several decks of Tarot and Oracle cards and told us all to pick up a deck. He didn’t want us to use the cards to do readings, he said that he wanted us to pull random cards and each build a story out of them. Everyone grabbed a deck and settled in on the floor to begin.

I saw, on the shelf, a bag of Scrabble tiles and I told him I’d rather use them, so I could spell out anything I want. He said that would be okay, but suggested that I make it a little more challenging. He said that I could use the little books that come with the decks to pick out random words and build a sentence out of those.

scrabbleI grabbed the books and the tiles and sat them down on the floor in front of me. I picked up the first book, closed my eyes, opened a page and plopped my finger down on a word on the left side of the center binding. I opened my eyes and was delighted to see that I was pointing at the word “anything.” I laughed and told everyone, “Check it out! My first word was ‘anything’!”

Everyone was just as tickled by this coincidence as I was, as I picked out the letter tiles and spelled out the word on the floor. I picked up another book, and repeated the process. I was a little spooked to see, when I opened my eyes, that I was pointing at the word “I.”

I found the letter tile and put it next to the tiles that were spelling out the first word in my Creative Creation sentence. I said to everyone, “What are the odds that I pick the right word from the last book?” We all laughed and agreed that it would be amazing and awesome, but somewhat unlikely.

I picked up another book, closed my eyes and pointed. I opened my eyes and the gravity of what I saw shook me. I dug through the tiles and completed my sentence:

Anything I want.

I closed my eyes again and when I opened them I saw that I was in my own bed, in my own room, with Jeff snoring softly beside me. I could smell the timer-set coffee brewing in the kitchen and heard the sounds of the garbage truck down the street, picking up cans and crashing them back down to the curb. It was just a dream.

Life is but a dream, isn’t it?

Here’s you a dog playing Scrabble: