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Welcome to the website of Radio Host, Writer, Professional Tarot Reader, Certified Angel Card Reader(TM), and Certified Realm Reader(TM) "Tarot Dactyl."

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Monday, June 23, 2014

Oracular Awareness #1

For this 1st installment of my new series "Oracular Awareness" I posed a question on several social media sites.

"The difference between Acceptance and Giving Up is _____________."

I'm blown away and moved by all the thoughtful responses I got in the comment threads on my social media pages. Thanks so much to all who responded -- I learned something from all of you!

Despite how different the things people said were, they all rang true. It made me realize that it wasn't a question being asked and answered on just one level. Perhaps, this kind of question is one we view through the lens of our own attitudes, experiences and awareness. 

For some the answer was quite simple, some of the one word responses received were -- "Love",  "Surrender" and "Attitude."

For others, it was a little more complex. One of the commenters on Facebook, Dom, finished the sentence I posed with this: "Control issues, acceptance really comes from knowing you don't have control, giving up results from failed attempts at controlling, a result of one of mankind's greatest faults--hubris."

As I was reading the comments, I looked over and a stack of oracle decks caught my eye. 

It occurred to me that they wanted to chime in on this query too.  So, I drew a card from each of them. 

The first oracle to speak on the topic was "The Crystal Wisdom Oracle" by Judy Hall. The synchronicity struck me when this card came up as Selenite was my "Crystal Guest" on "There's A Rock For That!" radio show last week! But, the answer this card gives speaks to our connection to the divine being the difference between acceptance and giving up. No matter how much certainty we feel we have, life is unpredictable. Selenite encourages us to connect with divine light so that we can better handle what comes our way. 

The next oracle to offer its wisdom was "The Living Light Cards" by Meg Blackburn Losey. It was in agreement with what a few commenters had said. Surrendering seems to be an important aspect of this.

Next up was the "Magical Spell Cards" by Lucy Cavendish.  Echoing the exact words used by several commenters. "Letting Go" feels like a gentler way of saying "surrender"...hmmm, but is it really... maybe that's another question I should pose!

The "Numerology Guidance Cards" by Michelle Buchanan had an interesting take.  Does our environment influence our outlook?  Do certain environments foster feelings of acceptance?  Do other environments make us feel like giving up? Hmmm...

"The Cosmic Deck of Initiation" by Barbara M. DeLong was quick to point out the "Law of Free Will" is always at play -- it's a choice that we are responsible for - whether we are accepting or giving up. A point well-taken, and in agreement with many comments I received as well.

Oddly enough, the final take on all this comes from the "Reiki Techniques Card Deck" by Bronwen and Frans Stiene which was the last deck in that stack.  Generally, I don't really use it as an oracle, but I decided to just close my eyes and draw a card any way.  The card above represents a non-traditional technique in which you choose a positive affirmation that you wish to work with to develop your spiritual connection. So again, the divine seems to play a role in whether we accept or give up.  In light of the question, I chose an excerpt of the famous "Serenity Prayer" and said, "I have the serenity to accept the things I can not change" as I followed the instructions for the technique.  I have to say, it was quite a lovely experience.

Come back next month for the next installment of "Oracular Awareness." 

Friday, June 20, 2014

Catching Up

Well, it has been an exciting month since I last posted. I've been keeping busy.  How about you?

Last week I had so much fun talking about my journey from Hollywood to Metaphysics with Jean Maurie and Maggie Lukowski on their show, "Personal Empowerment."  You can listen to it below, if you missed it:

More Spirituality Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Attune Magazine Radio on BlogTalkRadio

It was so great to have the opportunity to share the air with Jean and Maggie!  I'm looking forward to hanging out with them again in July!  More exciting details on that later...

Meanwhile, I'm having a blast on "There's A Rock For That!" radio show, talking rocks and sharing ideas on our new radio network, Lifescape Radio! You can catch up with the show in the "Radio Archive" at www.theresarockforthat.com. And, we've formed such a lovely and wise community of Crystal Keepers on our Facebook Group "A Rock For That." -- join us to share your favorite stones and crystal experiences.

I'm always delighted by the intersection of rocks with other schools of thoughts.  This week's episode was a great example of that.  My guest, Margaret Ann Lembo, shared some wonderful insights into affirmations, color therapy, and energy in addition to crystals.  Our "Crystal Guest" was Selenite!

If you missed that episode, you can listen below:

Check Out Spirituality Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with LifeScape Radio on BlogTalkRadio

And, I'm excited about next week's episode! The topic is "Creating Your Own Crystal Oracle" and the Crystal Guest is Fluorite! You can tune in on Thursday, June 26th at 4PM Eastern/1PM Pacific here.

I'm thrilled to announce that on Saturday June 28th at 9 AM Eastern, I will be on the Attune Magazine Radio Weekend Show with Host Mary Nale discussing "Rocks for Dreaming!

So, that's what I've been up to!  Stay tuned for more, including next week's premiere of a new socially interactive series right here: "Oracular Awareness"--the first installment will be posted on Monday June 23!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Keeping Up with There's A Rock For That!

I just created a new Facebook Group for There's A Rock For That! radio show. The address is https://www.facebook.com/groups/arockforthat/ it is an open group where everyone can stay up to date with the show, suggest future show topics, talk rocks and share pictures of their own crystals.  It's a brand new group, but we're already having so much fun on there!

The lineup for the rest of May and the month of June is amazing. This Thursday Christiana Gaudet will be my guest and we'll be talking about crystal mining and Arkansas Quartz. Christiana will share her method of working with crystals while they are still in the earth. Next week ReeNee Cummins will be on the show to discuss using crystals during paranormal investigations and talk about the "Legend of Pele" and lava rocks.

And I have so many exciting guests and topics lined up for June as well --Be sure to check out There'sARockForThat.com to keep up with it all!


Meanwhile if you missed any of the episodes, I've added an archive of the shows on the right side of the home page on www.theresarockforthat.com so you can find the episodes you may have missed.