We will always honor the memory of Martin Luther King, Jr. as a civil rights leader who worked to usher the United States into a new era. As a minister, a community leader and a civil rights leader he taught us many important lessons.
Martin Luther King, Jr. taught us the value of standing firm in our convictions. He taught us to stand up against hatred. Although he died a violent death he never wavered from his personal doctrine of non-violence.
In his famous "I Have a Dream" speech King set forth a simple concept; that people should be judged by their character rather than their race. I think that is a dream that most of us still value and still work to achieve.
In that speech King also taught us each to dream of a better future for ourselves, our country and our planet.
What is your dream for the future?
The Power of Dreams
Our sleeping dreams can mean a number of things. Sometimes our sleeping dreams are simply our brains randomly processing the events of the day. Sometimes our dreams offer us an opportunity to work out our problems. Sometimes our dreams may be prophetic. Sometimes our spirit guides, ancestors and loved ones in spirit speak to us in our dreams.
The key is in knowing which is which. Which dreams are symbolic and revealing of our issues? Which dreams are sent by Spirit? Which ones remind us not to eat pizza before bed?
It is always wise to perform a divination around the significance of a dream. Using cards, runes or a pendulum ask if the dream is significant and worthy of interpretation.
If there are items or situations in the dream that seem significant you can use divination to discover what these dream elements represent. For instance, you might ask "What is the significance of the toaster?"
Recurrent dreams almost always speak to us of deep ongoing issues. If we can interpret these often-disturbing dreams we can find healing for our issues and stop the dreams.
When we have a problem to solve we can practice lucid dreaming. Simply tell yourself and your spirit guides what you need to learn or solve in your dreams. Do this in a meditation right before sleep. When you awaken write down your dreams even if they don't seem significant. Through the process of interpretation you will often find your answers.
Often our prophetic dreams show us mundane scenes from our own future. We remember the dream when we have a feeling of déjà vu. I interpret these dreams as an indication of being on the correct path.
Do not be afraid when you are visited by Spirit in your dreams. Consider the message you receive in these dreams as proof of Spirit's presence in your life.
Being aware of your dreams will help you heal from your traumas and plan for your future. Your dreams will inspire you and guide you. A bit of lavender scent on your pillow may offer pleasant dreams and clarity in your interpretations.
Christiana's Psychic Café
Last week at the Café we had comedian Alicia Dattner in the Artist's Corner. Alicia is promoting her on-line Spiritual Comedy Festival. It sounds like a great event!
Christiana instituted a new show segment with Marketplace Moment - a moment to feature our local artists and crafters.
This Sunday, January 20th, we will have two special guests on the show. Artist Marcy Currier will show us a sneak peek of a tarot deck still in the development stage. Marcy is designing Mystical Frog Tarot which will be published by US Games when it is completed.
In our Magick and Mayhem segment we will have a visit with Tantric Healer Lourdes Starshower. She will explain the concept of tantric healing and tell us about the work she does. You will have the opportunity to call in with your questions.
Tune in to watch this exciting show, Christiana's Psychic Café, this Sunday at 9 pm Eastern on the Paraencounters Network.
Your Dream for the Future
In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. here is a one-card exercise derived from the "I have a Dream" speech. You can perform this exercise with tarot or with other oracle cards.
Simply shuffle and ask this question. "What is my dream for the future of the planet?"
Pull just one card at random. How does this card reflect the future of which you dream?
Your One-Card Weekly Reading
Your One-Card reading for the week is the Eight of Pentacles.
Interpretively there tends to be some controversy about this card. We all agree that this is a card of working. Some of us feel this card indicates training or study, especially in a trade. One of my key phrases for this card is "learning through hard work." For me this is the card of hands-on learning and investing time in building a skill.
For others this can be the card of the master craftsman. In this case the Eight of Pentacles suggests a successful career; perhaps a career working with one's hands.
Some tarotists see this as the card of repetitive labor. For them this card could indicate a factory job.
In any case the Eight of Pentacles indicates gainful employment and working with one's hands. I see it as an encouragement to learn a skill or a trade and an indication that one will be able to provide for one's own needs.
This card can encourage education and career development and assure you of the financial security that comes from hard work.
In the Tarot Topics Community Blog Robin Renee shared some information about her new CD, This. Robin Renee has been a guest on Christiana's Psychic Café, and has provided the background music for the show from this new CD. Read all about the New Chant CD, This.
On Tarot Trends, Christiana's personal blog she muses about the element of Fire. Read In Praise of Fire.
Thursday, January 17, 7 pm EST
Global Tarot Circle
Join us on your computer, tablet, smartphone or landline for an informal tarot fellowship. We will share readings and tarot study. Our topic for this Tarot Circle will be "Predicting and Manifesting the New Year with Tarot." Whatever your level of tarot experience, you will find this tarot webinar fun and enlightening. All the information you need to join this webinar is on the event listing on the Tarot Circle website.
Sunday, January 20, 7 pm EST
Personal Tarot - Reading for Yourself
This class is designed for serious tarot students who want to develop their tarot skills. Self-reading is the best way to learn to understand the cards. It is also an important practice for personal and spiritual growth.
Christiana’s virtual classroom is accessible using your computer or your telephone.
This online presentation will teach you good practices for self-reading. You will be able to identify and interpret your specific personal cards. You will be able to use self-reading to enhance your tarot studies. Christiana will help you explore specific techniques for self-reading that will help you derive all the information you need. To register for this great webinar, visit the event listing on Christiana's Continuing Education Website.
Sunday, January 20, 9 pm EST
Christiana 's Psychic Café
In our Artist's Corner you will meet Marcy Currier, tarotist, healer, comedian and artist. Marcy is currently in the process of developing the Mystical Frog Tarot. We will also have a special guest for our Magick and Mayhem segment. Tantric healer Lourdes Starshower will join us to explain the mysteries of tantra. You will be able to call in and ask questions about the fascinating topic. To join the fun simply browse to the Paraencounters Network website.
Thursday, January 24, 7 pm EST
The Four Elements and the Major Arcana
The four elements of life are Earth, Air, Fire and Water. They each have metaphysical properties as well as physical properties.
The four elements correlate with the four suits of the Minor Arcana of the tarot. They also correlate with individual cards of the Major Arcana.
This 75 minute webinar will help the tarot student more fully understand the four elements. It will provide a deeper way to comprehend each of the Major Arcana cards. The student will be able to more fully interpret the Major Arcana cards, whether reading for yourself or others.
In our Artist's Corner you will meet Kingsley Guy, author of the new novel Queen of the Heavens. Kingsley is a spiritual Egyptologist. His novel reflects his understanding of the Neters, the Gods and Goddesses of ancient Egypt, as well as he understanding of energy healing. Get ready for a fascinating conversation about writing, spirituality and ancient Egypt.
Sunday, February 3, 6 pm EST
Sharing Wisdom - Reading for Others
Tarot hobbyists, professional readers and those somewhere in between all share something in common. We all want to give the best readings possible to clients, family and friends.
In this online presentation, Christiana Gaudet will guide you through each step of performing a great reading. She will help you discover your personal style as a reader, and discuss some common pitfalls and ways to avoid them. She will give you insight in how to derive the most specific information possible from each reading.
Christiana has been a full-time tarot professional for more than twenty years, and is the author of two books about tarot. In 2008, Christiana was granted the title of Tarot Grandmaster by the Tarot Certification Board of America. Christiana provides readings by phone, Skype, and in her office in Lutz, Florida.