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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.



How to read the Tarot: Minor Arcana

Once again, I have taken a fascinating class at Vision Quest Metaphysical Bookstore, this one taught by Geri, another one of their gifted house psychics. This class was on reading the Tarot, with a focus on the Minor Arcana.

Geri, a natural born medium, was an excellent instructor. In the span of just a couple of hours, I now understand the meanings of the cards in the Minor Arcana (Ace through King) much more clearly. Sure, it will take some practice and probably a few more classes to totally get it, but I’ve got a good start.

For those of you who are interested, here is Geri’s take on the meanings of each of the suits:

Coins/Pentacles: Money, lifestyle, health, love life and travel
Swords: Legal issues, military enforcement, strength, and truth
Wands: Intelligence, knowledge, information and teaching
Cups: Spirituality, emotion, intuition, articulate communication

And here are the basic meanings for each card:

Ace: Matrix of the suit
2: Partnership
3: Outside influences
4: Foundation, cornerstone of circumstances
5: Drama magnet, something is going on, catalyst
6: Coming together, meeting a need, assimilating
7: Physical recognition
8: Infinity, harmony, organization, ready for change
9: Spiritual completion
10: Total completion
Page: Young person, still learning, could be male or female
Knight: Helper to King and/or Queen
Queen: Feminine influence on suit
King: Masculine influence on suit

She went through, one at a time, each of the cards in the Minor Arcana, explaining their meanings. Obviously that is way too much to write about here in this blog (it was, after all, a two hour class), but if you put the suit meaning together with the card meaning, you’ll get the gist.

If you’re in the Phoenix area, check out her next Tarot class on 2/15/2015, the same day I’ll be teaching my next Shape Shifting class!

Lisa Bonnice is the author of five books, including Shape Shifting–reclaiming YOUR perfect body (with a foreword by Neale Donald Walsch) and the comedy novel, Be Careful What You Witch For!

Magical candles that WORK!

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From the 7 Magi facebook page.

I recently started a new job at a metaphysical bookstore (talk about getting paid for something you’d do for free!!!). I’ve been attending classes, getting psychic readings, and trying products. It’s awesome!

In my reading with Sonya Lee (I talked about her in my most recent blog) she suggested that I try one of Sondra’s candles. Sondra is one of the other psychics (both read Tarot cards, along with other psychic gifts), and she makes and sells magical candles. Sonya said that she’s used them, and they are powerful!

So, why not? I get an employee discount (yay!) so I bought one to correspond with one of the issues we discussed in the reading.

Since then, the situation has not only improved, it’s done so in ways that I never imagined possible. My mind is blown! (I’d give details, but they involve other people, whose privacy I wish to protect.)

I don’t know if Sondra ships them, but if you’re in the Phoenix area, you can find them at Vision Quest Metaphysical Bookstore at 3114 East Indian School Road. Check out Sondra’s facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/7magi

Lisa Bonnice is the author of five books, including Shape Shifting–reclaiming YOUR perfect body (with a foreword by Neale Donald Walsch) and the comedy novel, Be Careful What You Witch For!

Meet your spirit guides and angels …

angelI took a class on spirit guides and angels recently at Vision Quest bookstore, in Phoenix, taught by one of their in-house psychics, Sonya Lee. I’ve been into metaphysics and psychic/intuitive arts my whole life, but I’ve never been able to connect with my own guides or angels. So I thought I’d check out this class.

When asked to introduce ourselves, I told the class that I have no problem believing that spirit guides or angels exist. But for some reason, aloneI find it hard to believe that I have them or that, if I do, I can connect with them. This is, no doubt, why I have a hard time connecting–I know that. Even so, I feel very alone.

But what to do about it?

Sonya, a friendly, down-to-earth instructor, was able to help me with that. After explaining the various kinds of angels and guides, she led the class through a meditation to meet one of our own guides. I had an interesting Sonyaexperience with the meditation, but what really helped me was to just watch Sonya as she connected with her own guides.

I noticed that, from time to time, she’d stop talking and laugh as her own guides would say something funny–which she would then share with us. I recognized what she was doing. I, too, have similar experiences. A voice, not my own (and not the mental illness type of disembodied voice), will answer a question that I’m stewing on or chime in with a punchline or two.

For me, it usually happens in the shower. I get my best ideas in the shower. I’ll be thinking about something when BLAMMO … an idea pops into my head and floods me so quickly that I pray that I’ll remember it Ang-angels-8307005-480-460all until I can rinse off and get to a pen and paper.

I’ve noticed that I can access this voice when I’m in a certain frame of mind–relaxed, curious, and relatively Zen. I can’t hear my own guidance if I’m tense, angry or impatient. And this is exactly what Sonya suggested in her class. It was a wonderful validation that I was already doing what I was trying to learn to do.

Regarding her psychic abilities, I had a reading with Sonya, too, and she was right on the money. She nailed several issues and offered excellent advice, which is working beautifully. She is available at Vision Quest in person at 3114 East Indian School Road, in Phoenix, or via phone at 480-949-1888.

Lisa Bonnice is the author of five books, including Shape Shifting–reclaiming YOUR perfect body (with a foreword by Neale Donald Walsch) and the comedy novel, Be Careful What You Witch For!

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?

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