Category: Personal Spirituality

Creating Holidays…


For a lot of people, the Holidays can be very stressful.

It can be especially challenging for people who have no living blood relations, for people who may be on the “fringes” of society, for people who are introverted, or who have a history of being “loners.”

And, of course, for members of the LGBTQ Communities.

Sometimes it is the Holiday rushing around, the Holiday shopping, the feeling guilty when one may not have the monies to purchase a certain gift item, in spite of it being massively on sale, as well as this feeling, Energetically speaking, of things being so tense and rushed and frenetic.

Nonetheless, if I were to give advice on how to deal with the Holidays, there are a few recommendations I would make:

 

First, take care of YOU!  Get plenty of sleep, eat the best you can, drink water (and do I even need to list how many sources state that drinking water helps improve one’s Health and Well-Being), and engage in some kind of movement.  Going to the gym, stretching, Yoga, etc.

Second, give yourself permission to acknowledge how you really feel about the Holidays, Holiday sales, etc.  As a professional Psychic, a Witch, and an Energy Healing Practitioner, I AM quite aware of energy, positive or negative.  There is, indeed, a frenetic, rushed energy around this time of the year.  Well, at least in the United States, and given that I live in a Mid-Atlantic State, I AM quite aware of it.

Third, if you talk to someone about your problems, make sure to talk to someone who can actually help you overcome that problem.  I have seen far too many people engage in “venting” or “dumping.”  It may help, but I have yet to see evidence of that, in both my professional Psychic Practice, and in my personal life.

In fact, I once asked a friend, who is also a fellow professional Lightworker, if her “venting” was helping her, and she said that it was not.

If something is not helping you, then why do it?

And, last but certainly not least, give yourself permission to unfriend, block, remove, etc (and give yourself permission to do this any time of the year!).

I think it is safe to say that I have written about Facebook and made it akin to the madness that one sees on YouTube (or, in person, for that matter) like a Wal-Mart store on the Friday after Thanksgiving (and yes, I refuse to call it “Black Friday”).

Nonetheless, when I use Facebook, I use it to announce my WordPress Blog posts, both on my Facebook page/timeline, and in the Facebook groups of which I AM a member.

Yes, I do occasionally play computer games on Facebook, and send messages and the like, comment on videos, etc.

However, professionally speaking, the vast majority of my new and already existing clients, as well as students and friends, who avail themselves of my Psychic Services contact me, via Email or telephone, not Facebook.  Also, I can receive Divine Messages from anything or anyone, and rarely receive them, via Facebook, but I digress.

If someone is no longer making a difference in your life, or contributing to your life in a positive, empowering, Prosperous way, then why keep him or her in your contact list, friend list, life, etc.?!

Finally, give yourself permission to create a Holiday Tradition for yourself, even if you begin by celebrating it by yourself.

It could be anything, regardless of your upbringing regarding religion or Spirituality.  Perhaps you could begin a journal writing practice, or treat yourself to a massage, or do something, no matter how simple it may be, for it can serve as a Re-Minder of your strengths, or, your positive qualities, if you will.

 

Do I have suggestions?  Yes, but I prefer not to inappropriately influence you with making them.

For now, I wish all of you Happy Holidays, and may the Divine Great Mystery of the Universe surprise you in many lovely, fabulous and PRIDEful ways!holidaycandles

NaBloPoMo, Day 5: “Love the sinner, hate the sin…”


I have heard this expression for more than two years now, and I remain not at all enamored by it.

However, after I left my apartment building to begin my day, running errands and such, I finally realized why this statement bothers me so much.

I have no hate in my complete Being for anyone.  And, I feel that as a Spiritual person, as well as someone on a High Spiritual Path, I cannot afford, in every way, shape, or form to allow hatred in my complete Being.

Now, does this mean I AM going to invite rapists, pedophiles, serial killers and mass murderers to my home for dinner and dessert?  To paraphrase one of Tyler Perry’s characters, “Hell to the fucking NO!”

Today, I do, however, invite all of you to look at where you may be harboring hate, or intolerance, in the name of your religion or Spiritual Practice.

Personally, I AM a Happily-Recovered-Catholic, and a Moon Magick Witch, with a strong connection to the Ancient Egyptian, Afro-Caribbean and Vodou Pantheons.  I have engaged and even led and co-led Rituals with various Magickal groups, and worked with various Deities of other Pantheons.

And not once, when I was a Catholic, in name only, or in my Spiritual Practice, or in my Practice of the Art and Craft of the Wise, have I harbored hatred; not toward myself, nor toward another.

Now, let me clarify something, especially for those of you who have not met me in person, and/or are new to this blog.  I have A LOT of reasons to hate people, I have a lot of reasons to hate life, I have a lot of reasons to be mentally deranged, and go on a killing spree.  Do I?  No, I do not.

Why?  Frankly, the answer is simple: I do not want to do that.

I want to have a life Divinely Abundant with “Peace, Health and Plenty” with some Love, Adoration, Wealth and outstanding Success added to the mix, as well.

And that means that I have no time, no desire to cultivate, no intention of welcoming hate into my life.

Everyone is different.  So many of us have different religions and Spiritual Paths.  We all have preferences and things we enjoy in others (for me, it is usually hot coffee, iced tea, pasta and pastries, and in men, usually, hairy and Latino!).

Am I better than you?  Not for a second!  Do I want to be better than you?  No.  Please, my schedule is busy enough!

However, I invite all of you to look at what you may be harboring, either against yourself or another.  If you do, why?  Is it because of something you are, or something someone else is, or because of something you or someone else said, did not say, did, did not do?  Or, is it because of something you were taught to believe?

Before I close, I wish to acknowledge my newest blog follower, “sarahleelopez4377.”  Thank you for being one of the wonderful straight allies the LGBT community has in ever-increasing numbers.  May you receive great Healing, great Empowering and great PRIDE from following “This Gay Man’s Life…”

And for those of you already following or reading “This Gay Man’s Life…” thank you for honoring who you are and what you do.

I have never heard of this man before, but I love his message.
I have never heard of this man before, but I love his message.
And I never heard of this man before, either, but I love his message, too.
And I never heard of this man before, either, but I love his message, too.

Returning to Pagan Pride…


It is interesting, to say the least, how the Universe works.

For the last two months, I have thought about creating a blog post about the LGBT community (and specifically, Gay Men) with regards to Spirituality.  And specifically, a post about the Pagan Festivals for Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered men.  My intention is to debut this post in January, 2015.

In the meantime, I AM looking forward to giving Readings tomorrow, Saturday, September 27, 2014 (ONLY from 12-3PM), at the Pagan Pride Festival in Manhattan, NYC.

For those of you that shall be in the area, and want to have a Reading (or want to explore your Witchy side), the Pagan Pride Festival shall be held at Washington Square Park.  For more information, you can visit either one or both of the following links:

 

http://www.paganpride.org/where/united-states/new-york-new-york-city

http://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/washington-square-park

 

The actual event hours are 11AM-5PM, and as I stated previously, I shall only from 12-3PM.  The fees for Readings is $20 for fifteen minutes.

I shall be in a white tent, with the windows of the tent down, and there shall be some butterflies on the tent.  No, not real butterflies, but butterfly designs, such as decals.  Also, there shall be signage and possibly a banner.  My contact person, Trinity Rose, may also have some autumn leaves and vines and flowers around the tent.

It shall be beautifully decorated, and shall have great Energy.

Thank you for honoring who you are and what you docustomLogo.

 

META Center’s Mother’s Day Psychic & Healing Day Event…


For those of you that shall be in the NYC area this Saturday, May 10, 2014, I have the honor and pleasure of returning to the META Center New York for their “META Center’s Mother’s Day Psychic & Healing Day Event.”

This time around, I shall be available for Readings, Goddess Energy Healing Treatments, and Western Astrological Consultations.

Regarding Readings, I shall be available for the following kinds of Readings:

 

Goddess Readings (with Cards)

Goddess Readings (without Cards)

Angel Readings (with Cards)

Angel Readings (without Cards)

Readings with the Sacred Tarot

 

Regarding the Goddess Energy Healing Treatments, I began conducting them during the time I led my very first Goddess Course, “Goddess-Graced Guidance,” from January, 2010, until January, 2011.

However, it was not until Wednesday, November 13, 2013, at the META Center New York’s Healing Fair that I began conducting Goddess Energy Healing Treatments professionally (SEE http://thetarotman.wordpress.com/2013/11/12/the-meta-center-new-york-healing-fair/ ).  It was a great day and a great Fair.

The following shall give you some additional insight regarding my Goddess Energy Healing Treatments.

 

For example, let us say you have had one obstacle after another regarding romantic relationships, after another, after another.  And now, you are ready to dissolve, surrender and release said obstacles from your complete Being and your world.

As per my Divine Guidance, I may call upon Kuan Yin, the Chinese Goddess of Mercy, Compassion, and Forgiveness to assist you in letting go of past heartaches, in a very big way, if not once and for all.  I may also call upon Aphrodite, the Greek Goddess of Love, Beauty, Sensual Pleasures, Romance and Fashion to help you love yourself more deeply, and more strongly, and help you look your best when you are ready to attract a romantic relationship again.

Another example would be regarding Financial Prosperity.  Let us say that you have been stuck in poverty consciousness for far too long, and now you are fully ready to surrender and release it.

Depending on my Divine Guidance, I would call upon Fortuna, the Roman Goddess of Divine Supply, to assist you in dissolving the focus on lack, limitation, hard times, and debts from your Mind.  I may also call upon Oshun, the Afro-Caribbean Goddess of All that Flows (including Money) to assist you in manifesting your Prosperous Good from all avenues, channels, doors, and points.

 

In addition, I shall be available for Western Astrological Consultations, and one need not bring his or her chart.

For more information, please feel free to submit a comment, or Email me directly at thetarotman@excite.com.

You can also send the META Center an Email at info@metacenterny.com, or by calling 212-736-0999, xt 1.

Thank you for honoring who you are and what you do.  And thank you for honoring who I AM and what I do, too.May 2014 Psychic Fair Flyer