Preparing for Guidance

Spectacular Achievement is always preceded by un-spectacular preparation.
— Robert H. Schuller

How can I best prepare for receiving a reading?

To best prepare both mind and Spirit, I suggest receiving your reading in an undistracted environment, to be fully present. Comfortably focus on the guidance streaming through your session. Imagine the Dalai Lama asking his questions in a hypothetical reading – he likely would be open to receiving clear answers but probably wouldn’t try to push the guidance along with “helpful” narrative. Reading is a sensitive energetic process –being tuned into the here and now is essential for smooth and seamless interpretation of clairvoyant imagery. Pray, breathe and or meditate before your session, if nothing else it will relax the monkey mind and activate a more receptive state of being. Most of all, enjoy the magic- open your self to hearing guidance from the heart and for the heart.

Beginners Mind

In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities but in the expert’s, there are few.
— Shunryo Suzuki

As children we begin life with a near infinite sense of wonder- a screaming impulse to explore. The trick, according to the Zen Buddhists, is to maintain and sustain the “beginner’s mind” throughout the nine innings of your earthly ballgame. Getting out of your own way is the implicit objective of beginner’s mind mentality.

A full mind is an empty bat.
— Yogi Berra

For the Intuitive arts; Beginner’s mind is zero point for launching profound, perceptual clarity. A mind entirely composed of possibilities is not necessarily empty, just an uncluttered, receptive mind.

Zen Master Angie, exemplar of the beginner's mind

Zen Master Angie, exemplar of the beginner's mind

Connecting with source needn’t knock anybody out, aligning with your soul is supposed to be effortless. Joseph Campbell was once asked what his spiritual practice consisted of, he replied: “I underline books”. As a stellar scholar he was pointing out “Spiritual Work” is flexibly relative to each individual’s passion and purpose.

Apply these three strategies to your daily spiritual workout...
These energetic exercises restore balance and redefine our collective identity as spiritual beings, having a human experience.

  1. Reconnecting with nature
  2. Internalizing inner focus and sensory feeling (Meditation/quieting)
  3. Actively expressing and experiencing love

Look forward to seeing you all at my Summer/Fall Guidance events!
Have a beautiful Summer folks…
Grace Always…

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Depth Perception - Mini Intuitive Primer

The following is an excerpt from Charley’s Intuitive Awakening seminars.

A mini primer on cultivating intuitive perceptual clarity.

The perpetual process of Intuition is one of grabbing clues, signposts, and hunches when they first land on your radar, the golden rule is applying soft – not hard - focus.

The first intuitive impression received, I call a “guide impression”. Guide Impressions are fleeting flashes that illuminate the sensory pallet a split second before analysis sets in. Guidance, like food, is best enjoyed fresh. So these guide impressions need to be captured and interpreted in a flash.

Intuitive Guidance is routed through a threefold context of distinct time zones- past, present and future. Guidance however, is largely about now. Guidance prefers now, to then and when.
Guidance is biased toward the present and just occasionally hints at the future. Accept the challenge to embrace every inner perception as an incoming package of personal revelation. Receiving guidance is not nearly as arduous as one might imagine. If you want to know what your guidance system is telling you – start the engines by listening.

Here is the Pro Intuitive four step process:

  1. Listening (internally)
  2. Feeling (internally)
  3. Suspending analytical thought
  4. Run with your guidance“- manifest vision tangibly in the world... trust your sensory map and gently move along the path of depth perception.

Intuition functions as the navigational system and immune system for the soul. Embedded and encoded in your blood and bones is a compass that always points true north. Interiorize your focus. Looking inward, practice presence and quieting- just seat into stillness and your inner lens won’t fog.

Intuition is an early warning system, the alarm sounding inside your nerves when things are amiss. Intuition’s guiding force puts “eyes” in the back of your head, navigating you toward nourishing critical choices. By trusting your gut, you save mammoth amounts of time and energy over second guessing. Guidance speaks in subtle, hushed tones… listen deeply- enjoy the ride.

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Meditation Musings & Winter Events

Journey to the center of self... Meditation is a sanity saving skill that deserves to be honed; steeping in daily silence reintroduces the joy and expansiveness of total being-ness, not just the doing-ness. Although it can take a while to become seated into inner silence, it’s worth every effort. Eventually you will feel a sense of bliss and balance that was previously eclipsed by compulsive busyness.

Meditation is a technique for “reversing the senses.” Through quieting and internalizing focus we redirect energy towards the core of the self. After meditation most folks feel re-set and refreshed, perceiving more vivid color and imagery upon the screen of consciousness.

Too often seekers relate to the practice of turning attention inward as either an exercise in seeking redemption or a frustrating battle to quiet the mind. If we meditate properly, the mind naturally quiets down. We just have to dig through the top layers of restlessness - like drilling a well – patience and persistence pay off. Eventually, when we stabilize to “still point”, we move to the interior where the “light and sound” totally eclipses the runaway train of thoughts taking up real estate in our melons. The process is simple, close your eyes, relax and notice the rhythmic cycle of your breath. Focus on feeling internally – relax into breathing, let the thoughts come and go. If you encounter passing thoughts, redirect focus toward feeling your breath. Relax, let go, and enjoy the ride.

This winter I have several exciting events brewing! Join us for...

An Intimate Evening Salon with Charley
January 16th, 2015
At a Private Residence in Knoxville, Tennessee
For reservations call: (828) 251-5043

The Power and Practice of Intuition
February 21st, 2015
At Jubilee in Asheville, North Carolina
From 4-6 PM for $15/person at the door

Exploration of the Tarot
February 7th, 2015
At a Private Residence in Asheville, North Carolina
From 2-5PM for $45/person
Join Charley for a hands-on learning experience focused on a practical approach to the Tarot.
For reservations call: (828) 251-5043

Kathryn and I wish you & yours a blissful Holiday Season and bright 2015!

Metaphysical Musings

The point of widening your spiritual vision is to venture beyond mere observation - to see straight to the core of self and visually penetrate the tough outer rind of the physical world. If you are brave enough, as a Spiritual seeker you can will yourself to become “visionary”. Signs – wonders and portents always loom about – mystics are the only oddballs to take notice. We just have to dare to look closer... much closer.

I conceive of my function as a Psychic like a Metaphysical air traffic controller. I navigate each message to its final destination. I toil at fitting the correct puzzle pieces into a personal portrait of perceptions. I have to be listening in the extreme, often while delivering impressions. I am split down the middle, verbally interpreting and relaying imagery with one ear craned toward the stream of incoming guidance data.

Intuition is more a matter of the soul than the mind. Cultivating Intuition is actually quite simple. Just make room for perception by creating space in the heart and mind for something other than neurosis and narcissism. Same principal applies when decorating a room - you start by emptying out closets and moving furniture, creating open space to work with.

I invite you to open head, heart, and inner eye. Prepare for profound depth perception.

Grace & Guidance Abides,