I finally remembered to go back and finish watching some videos from the Card Reading Magic Intuitive Festival back in October that i’d purchased and other than the fact that i Really enjoyed hearing all those experts talk, i learned about having a birthday card in the poker deck! So i looked it up and well … i’m not a court card 😛 but i’m in the Creatives suite and my daughter is in the same suite as me 😀
i like how Mary K. Greer flat out stated that there has been scientific research done on intuition and that it is as often wrong as right; however, the likelihood of it being correct increases with experience. She compared it to a doctor giving a diagnosis and how a more experienced doctor’s intuition would lead them to diagnose symptoms better than a newbie. She also said that a card reading can be wrong and re-iterated that reading while emotional is not a good idea and will result in a really biased result. I confess that i have read while emotional, i actually found my results very reflective and useful. There are a few instances where i REALLY “changed my destiny” based upon an emotionally charged reading and then regretted jumping to conclusions. So i do recommend a healthy combination of analytical logic and intuition. And ALL well known tarot Teachers recommend meditating before a reading so that you will read with a calm and composed mind. (i’m getting the hang of the meditation part … i use “meditation music” to help and it has been! 😀 ) I am still trying to get the hang of my intuition’s signals … logical analysis is so much easier for me to comprehend. I have had few strong gut reactions to things and i Always act on them and Don’t regret it. So few that i can count them on one hand 😛
On tarot birthday cards … well … my birthday card is a figure in the major arcana i actually have difficulty relating with sometimes … BUT i think my daughter has a Great birthday card! So that makes me super happy.
Also, i’v been talking to all my friends about the concept of Gaslighting which society is finally confronting. It happens mostly to women and children, in which the people around the listener repeatedly tell them to stop “over-reacting”, or being so “emotional”, and other things to keep them Under Control. It is Indirect Manipulation, and there is away to defend yourself against it.
Main points i get from this: (you should read the article if you are unfamiliar with Gaslighting)
- Confront the feelings the statements create in you: feel them and release them.
- Allow yourself to DISAGREE, tell yourself it’s ok. Flat Out DISAGREE and walk away.
- Avoid more situations where you are around those that gaslight you or flat out don’t like you.
- Be Strong and Own Your Power.
And for positive pick-me-ups after being gaslighted, i recommend signing up for promotional life coaching or law of attractions classes that tell you all about how awesome you are and how to love yourself and have gratitude for everything, asking for recommendations on life coaches, OR going on youtube and looking up videos on positivity, raising your vibration, or self-love 😛
Therapy also works well when you Really want to get to the bottom of an issue. Make sure you find a good therapist though 🙂 different therapy and communication methods work on different people. We don’t all fit into one mold! (I still recommend using youtube and life coaching promos to find out what works best for you, TED and Mind Valley are great!)