Monday, September 30, 2013

Creating From Nothing
by Lorrie Kazan

Creating from nothing...blank space...There’s never nothing. There’s always something…a kind of protoplasmic substance in which we live. We mutually respond to each other. That’s why affirmations work when you work them. You’re filling the field with bright substance, like putting a goblet out for water instead of letting it slip through desperate hands.

If you practice qi gong, you’ll know this element. You work with it, mold it into balls, circle it, and bring it into your core. It’s the God light, Buddha light source substance from which the idea of us first sprang. 

Thursday, September 12, 2013

The Dark Has A Light of  Its Own - 6 Steps to Find It
Lorrie Kazan

1. Admit When You're In It

You don't have to announce it to everyone else, but admit to yourself. "I'm lost" doesn't sound like much of an affirmation? Affirmations are a powerful part of the process. But they don't supplant authenticity; they ultimately compliment and support it. (More on that soon.)

2. The Old Way No Longer Works

Being lost, being with loss, prods us to find new ways of seeing. Einstein said "You can't solve a problem with the same thinking that created it." Spirituality talks about our best thinking only going so far, and then something greater is needed. 12-Step Programs offer the first step: I am powerless over (fill in the this) and my life is unmanageable.

Getting to the end of one's own knowing is good news that generally feels bad.What's next? What other doors, windows, opportunities surround me that I'm not seeing? 

3. There's Always A Solution

Getting there too quickly may not be the best one. Forcing an old way may be the best way to find out the old ways aren't working.

But I don't like the dark, not knowing, not having what I want, you might say. Sometimes the solution is to allow things to be exactly as they are in this moment. In so doing, they ultimately change. What you resist persists.

4. You're Not Going Blind; You're Going Conscious

There are times to act and times to be and some times in between. If you're always acting, you probably can't tell the difference. Yes, you might say, but that's how I get what I want. Maybe there's something better than what you think you want? And also, have you noticed, the old way isn't working? 

 4.  You're Here for Something Greater than Your Mind Can See

What if your time in the dark were preparing you for a whole new way of seeing? If we (I do psychic readings for a living) push you too quickly through it, you could be like the caterpillar pulled from the cocoon before your wings were sturdy. Before you're set to fly, when you're just a bunch of seemingly meaningless goop? If the extent of your mind were all there was, then the limits you see would make sense.

5.  Affirmations Align with the Ultimate Truth

Spirituality says there's an underlying force guiding everything. I-Ching calls it the Creative. Some people call it God, or Good.

Alchemy mirrors the cycles in our transforming lives. The premise to which we align is the underlying force for good. The light, which you are, the love which you are.

6.  We're Only Drops In the Ocean. We're Also the Sea

Every transformative step we take, lifts others as well as ourselves. You might not want to grow, but your soul is here to do just that.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

The Dark Has Its Own Light 
by Lorrie Kazan

The dark has its own light, and we learn to find it, to see our path even in the midst of fog. Don't reject where you are. Pray to accept, not like you're going to live there forever, but for these seconds of time. Nothing stays the same. Though what you resist, persists as both sides fight to stand their ground.

You will lose people, places and things; but what you develop from inside, no one can ever take. They can envy, admire, betray, but they cannot shake your invincible bond with Source.  They can leave you but you never have to leave your Self.

Every dark time has a gift in it, some value you will take from it. You won't know that today, or how it will emerge. You're learning to swim in deep waters. You're learning the secret of who you are. It twists and turns, plunges down deep, but ultimately you reach the light again. See it for all of us.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Lost Is the New Found
Lorrie Kazan

Wracking my mind trying to figure out how to condense alchemical, psychological and psychic ideas into a simple blog post to explain why. Why is Loss or Lost the new found?

You were meant to be lost so you could seek something deeper, so you could experience your life in a profound way. We're part of everything, the rocks, the trees, the birds, the sea. We're in everything and it breathes in us.

That mother we wish we had: we actually do. She's everywhere in nature, in what we haven't yet killed.

Alchemy is a metaphor for our process. The nigredo, the black muck, lower depths is an essential stage in the process. Can't find true home without it. True home is what's in you when all else is stripped away. It's the Tower card in Tarot. Life gone awry.

But rest easy because you don't stay in darkness forever, just long enough to feel hopelessly lost, to let go of what no longer fits for the journey ahead. You find your intuitive light in the darkness and your life begins to transform. Welcome to the next stage....

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Did We Forget to Mention Money?

Why talk about wisdom and bravery in my 1-minute meditation instead of money? Because life is holographic and what you create in one area is reflected in the others. 

Most of us want all the good fortune we associate with prosperity. We want love, abundance, friends, health. Who we are inside matters. And it shapes how we handle the gifts we're given, whether we even see them, accept them and make the most from them.Louise Hay said she used to teach people to solve each of their problems, then she discovered if she taught them to love themselves the problems went away.

The other reason I don't write more affirmations/meditations about money, many people find it crass, especially people I know who have money.  They know it didn't solve all their problems but we also know it can solve some.

Science of Mind says we can create the lives we dream. We can use our words, our minds, our connection to source to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary.

What do you want to create today? Be bold. Affirm the reality of your dreams.  May you drink in the gift of wisdom and share it freely. (But not so freely you drive your friends crazy.)

This Week's Affirmation:

"Wisdom finds its way to me; it rules my heart and teaches bravery. It finds humor in everything, wraps itself around my dreams and speaks to me from deep within. All is as it’s meant to be. This beautiful life is meant for me."

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7 Tips For Preparing For Your Psychic Reading

  1. Breathe – energize your body with breath, inspiration.  It opens the channels.
  2. Imagine and list questions you have about your life.
  3. Right now, write down three things you’d like to know.
  4. Writing seeds the mind, awakening and exercising the conscious and unconscious.
  5. Stay open.  The pump has been primed and synchronicities are likely to occur. Impressions are often subtle and fleeting.
  6. Clear mental noise – clear out the past.  You don’t need to repeat it, or expect it. Nature abhors a vacuum. Fill the space with what you want.
  7. Everything is Spirit, including you

Monday, June 24, 2013

My Book, My Book, My Book

Working on my One-Minute Meditation book, creating something a little quirkier and more poetic than what I send out every week.

This one continues to comfort me:

From One-Minute Meditator: Because Instant Gratification Just Isn't Fast Enough

When the world is on stilts or the big trapeze, you might feel so worried you drop to your knees. You call out for safety but there's none to be seen. The world is just spinning, rearranging your dreams. When the world is on stilts, or the flying trapeze, you might feel so worried you'll never find ease. Over and over the world seems to plunge; where is the net that's under everyone?

When the world is on stilts or the flying trapeze, you might feel lost like a ship in rough seas. Then you remember, the world loves a spin. It loves to upend and right itself again. If over and over, you seek inner peace, in the midst of the chaos you'll suddenly find ease.

For today: Inner peace is in everything

Lorrie Kazan, 2013

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Three Steps to Conquering Upsets

Can you be upset-free no matter what the circumstances? That was my homework for two weeks during the Breakthrough Seminar I took at Landmark Education.

And there were circumstances...but since we seminarians committed to being conscious witnesses of our lives, we had to unravel the upsets rather than be stopped by them.

Probable cause of an upset (according to Landmark):  

Thwarted intention, unfulfilled expectation, or undelivered communication.

To further dismantle the issue, we also ask: Of what from my past does this remind me?
Generally, when you are angry or upset, you're not in present time.

Psychoanalyst Carl Jung said what we don't face within ourselves we end up meeting as fate. Ever know people who married their parents or reasonable facsimile? Perhaps that's you?

Reminds me of an old Mary Tyler Moore Show episode. Cloris Leachman's character is accused of some behavior which she flatly denies. "I'm not like that!" she says. "Mother was like that." And after a pause.
"You know, Mary, you don't know me at all, but it's amazing how well you know my mother."

Or to slightly paraphrase Emerson: What you are stands over you and shouts so loudly that I cannot hear what you are saying to the contrary.

Upsets give us the opportunity to see parts of ourselves that may shout loudly to others but to which we might be oblivious.  Better to unravel or observe the issue than to marry it or meet it as fate?

Friday, April 26, 2013

The Universe Speaks In Slippers
 I Figured Out the Code

Psychics are supposed to find things, lost keys, envelopes with missing money…but some of us are in a different situation. We lose things…that is, things disappear.  They’re absolutely present one minute and  disappeared the next. Sometimes before our eyes.

It’s my mother watching over me…deceased Dad and nephew still turning on the TV. Electrical appliances go on and off by themselves, the air purifier turns itself up just a notch.

Yes, we can tune into metal and find your lost keys, though it’s easier to light them up so you see them yourself.  But if it’s disappeared…that’s another story.

Disappeared objects aren't overlooked. They’re gone. How can that be? Can’t happen. Oh, it’s your mother or some other being on the other side looking out for you. Maybe just waving hello, telling you you’re not alone.  

I think I’d rather have more fortune than disappeared belongings. That is, a second pair of desired slippers, maybe ones I thought too expensive and impractical to buy…rather than just have one gone.

Is the universe communicating in code? What is the code of the disappeared slipper? Two of us have cleaned and searched this place where only one of us lives. No one else came in or out, if you don’t count the ethers in that equation.

You’re psychic. Why don’t you look and see everything for yourself? Because I don’t have my shoes, my slippers. I don’t have two of everything I think I need. Maybe that’s the universe communicating with me? You’re okay with 1, it says, okay alone. I'm a little too personally involved.

Or it’s a reminder to connect in twos. Get out of the house. You think you’re safe here? No one’s come in or out and still things are gone. What would you lose if you got out into the bigger world a bit more? Your slippers might be side-by-side the bed when you got home.  Or one would still be lost but you might be too busy to notice, too caught up in running around.  Maybe you’d have found better slippers and be ready to leave the past behind?

Is that the code? Leave the past behind? Don’t dwell on what’s been lost? Move on?  Is that what Mom is saying from her perch in the great beyond?

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Transcript for my article: Talking to the Dead

(This is the full transcript of the reading. go to the article for shorter version)
4/4/12 Psychic Reading

During a reading, my client’s deceased father  began speaking to me:
“Don’t make it darker for yourself,” he told her.  “To Spare yourself despair you create  despair in the beginning.  Because you think negative things, you make the (scope?) spokes too small.”  What I get is “widen the scope.”

Your father is tapping you on the shoulder and he’s saying, “Wake up, Wake up!”
The life he’s showing me is big and bright and beautiful. It isn’t small and dark and rejecting.
Does that make sense? Yeah, she says through tears.

He’s showing me a sunrise, he’s showing me big. What he’s showing me as far as X (the man who recently broke her heart) is like…it’s small around him because he’s still so substance-addicted that it’s dark in his cave, and when you go into that cave, it’s dark in there.

But you’re making up, what I’m getting from your dad is tell you to stop making up stuff about rejection for you. If I’m quoting your dad…ooh it’s giving me a headache…if I’m quoting your dad, it’s like he’s pushing me to that sunrise he’s pushing me to seeing the world as huge and big and “I don’t want her in a cave, I don’t want her in those places. I don’t want her to think the temporary problems are the rest of her life. I don’t want her to think that way because that is not true.”

I’m getting from him the sense like there’s a history on this earth, like his history, your mom’s history…it feels little in comparison to what he keeps showing me which is the sunrise, which is huge, like a huge…you know, all the other is like little things, almost like the way we have websites, or facebook or pinterest that we pin these things on top of which is really a huge world, they’re little pieces that we think…what I’m getting from him is as if I thought facebook was the whole world, or if I thought pinterest was the whole world and he’s saying “no, no, no, those are just little things that are in the world that people create. But the world is really huge, it’s almost like he’s showing me sort of like the sunrise over Isreal, and you know…these big places where life is so much bigger and so much better. Don’t think that facebook or pinterest is your whole life. They’re just little portals into little portals.

What feels best with him is when I go back to that big big sunrise.  And it’s just like…He’s saying to me…tell you to focus there.  That’s your meditation.  He’s also saying he’ll meet you there.  “I’m there with you.  You’re not alone. You’re not alone.” 

(He refers to another issue with someone in her life) This is all temporary and not to mistake it for who you are or for your real life.  Don’t make those mistakes of confusing what the real world is because the real world is so much bigger and better and don’t assume  that you deserve the craziness of X.  He thinks X is like a joker, like a joker in the deck but don’t think that’s the whole deck. It’s an interesting card but it’s not the whole deck.  It’s part of the game but not the game itself.

If you know nothing else, you’re supposed to know that X is lucky to have a little spot in your life but that’s the best he can do is have spots in people’s lives but he’s not the whole…he’s not the play.  But he’s so intense that it’s really easy to mistake…get caught up, it’s like when your sweater gets caught against…it’s like if you had a mohair sweater and the mohair gets caught against something and it pulls you.. it’s a pull but it’s not enough of…it gets stuck on things but you have to disentangle.  And keep knowing that you’re moving forward to something bigger. It’s your play, you get to be the star.

He’s giving me the sense that you’ve been around since the dawn of time, and that’s a long time for a soul to be around, that’s a lot of lifetimes to soak up stuff.  And he’s saying to tell you not to forget who you are and how big your soul is.
Not to mistake the situation comedy, the tv show, the game, whatever it is, not to mistake that…to remember the sunrise that he’s showing me.  Like ancient Jerusalem, kind of thing, and what he’s saying to me is that its bigger than Jerusalem, it’s bigger than all of that. Those are all places in the bigger soul.
It makes him happy to think you understand that he’s right here with you, that he’s…the entertainment.  If you don’t like what X is doing, or not doing then change the channel.  That he’s just one little channel and he’s a telemundo (is that the word?) story. You can always turn on that channel but that doesn’t mean you forget…that you….

What I get from your dad is this big resonance to remember who you are, remember how big your soul is.  And that a lot of the day-to-day stuff is boring, and it’s tedious, remember there’s this whole world that you can sense… there’s this whole world that out there that’s so much bigger and so much grander and we’re on this precipice in our world of having to break through and it feels like crashing down a lot of times, it feels heavy and it feels crazy and it feels tiring and it feels…just something or other…disarming?..dis..something.  …Don’t, don’t, don’t…what? Don’t lose your footing, don’t lose your sense that I’m with you. Don’t lose your sense of humor.  The biggest thing is… Don’t mistake these little character studies for the whole play, for the whole process.

Your father is giving me the sense that he’s one of your soul mates. And of course I’m not going to leave you, of course I’m still with you, but you should see it on this side. It’s so big….the word big doesn’t even describe it, it’s so big and so grand and so beautiful.

It’s sort of like where do we get TV shows like Bewitched, where do we get the idea of facebook, where do we get these ideas…because they’re little tiny tiny portals reflecting…something, like something so much bigger but we can’t grasp. Be he’s saying you can grasp it. And he has been guiding you to people, he’s been guiding you, so don’t think you’re not guided. He’s telling me you have lots of guides in your life.

He also feel like X was not a mistake but where he gives me the mistake is if you think  you’re small or rejected or not enough, or any of that stuff, then you’re in the…detritius?...the..the  something…of X and what he creates, which is he spins a web and it’s dark because he has a lot of dark substance in his energy. That dark substance pulls people down. It doesn’t  make his parents happy. It’s dark. It’s not all he’s capable of but it’s the telemundo drama he’s invested himself in.

I also get…don’t wish to be in that drama. What I get from your dad is he keeps showing you that sunrise so it’s like so you’re not [stuck wondering] how do I be in this drama? How do I not be in this drama? it’s like…put your energy into the sunrise, remember who you are, remember who’s with you, remember that you’ve been around since the dawning of time and that’s a long time to be around, it’s a big stretch for the soul to deal with the darkness that we’re going through as a world right now and at the same time know what the dawning of life (light?) is and know it’s like holding up a monolith…it’s big it’s big it’s big. Don’t forget and think that you’re small and have to play small. You don’t hold everything up by yourself.

If you could see what he’s showing me…this vast vast sunrise, and not to doubt it.  Not to doubt it for me and not to doubt it for you. It’s like, listen you guys, step into this next state (space?) because it’s like the old world is crumbling and people are going every which way with it and you can’t do that. You signed on for something bigger. You signed on to remember who you are, and to remember who we are. And to remember there’s a bigger process and I don’t care if you believe it or you don’t believe it. You know the truth in your soul. And that’s what you have to keep going to.  Other people don’t necessarily access it as much as you do.

And that’s the craving you’re feeling.  That’s the craving that’s going to look like it’s X or it’s going to look like it’s A (another person in her life) it’s going to look like it’s this or it’s that.  But keep going back that you’ve been here since the dawn of time and there’s no substitute for that.  That’s the biggest…there’s no meal as filling or as rich as knowing who you are and that you’re here from the dawn of time. Because  people don’t know what that means…but apparently that really means something.
“Questions?” I ask her, kind of laughing…”That’s what I get.”  I’m laughing because it felt as if I were holding such a high state of being, as if a powerful light were shining through me.

“All right,” she says, sounding disappointed or deflated. “I mean, you know, of course you have to focus on the bigger picture. It’s hard being human sometimes.”  It sounds to me as if she thinks she has to apologize for the upset she’s feeling.  (This turns around for her later, as often happens once someone has sat with the reading.)

“Don’t break it down to focus on the bigger picture,” I tell her.  “I know that’s sounds like the logical step. But I’ll tell you what it feels like in me…it doesn’t feel like focusing…maybe I said that [word], I don’t even know what I said, to tell you the truth.

It feels like opening, opening to the bigger picture, opening to who you are. What you’re doing with X is like you’re closing..looking through a small…you know how we’re supposed to look at venus or the sun, or whatever it is, you cut a hole in something and you look at the reflection.

And what he’s saying to me is that’s how you’re seeing yourself if you’re trying to see through what you think X sees you as.  What I get from your father is …what you’re looking at when you look at X or your life, it’s like you’re looking through a little pinhole and you’re thinking that’s all of life. Your logical human mind is, okay well that means focus on the big picture

But what I get from him is that the big picture is in you.  So it’s literally like the soul has it and we keep shutting it down because that’s what  our logical mind thinks is life.  So it’s literally a breaking down inside yourself. You can’t make it happen but it’s breaking down into what is happening. 

And all the X stuff and all that. You don’t yet know when looking back what it’s going to be for you. Because your human mind is going to tell you it’s one thing but his otherworldly mind is telling me there’s a much bigger picture you’ll be given but you can’t figure out.