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Things never cease around here – we are forever expanding – inward and outward – onward and Upwards with  Karma Tops – Fashionable designer streetwear with modern art and spiritual themes


We have a new project – Karma Tops – An initiative to help provide healing/rehabilitation and retreat accommodation for refugee women and children and women in need of retreat.

Doubt and BudhismWe have been at the drawing board – literally for weeks now and have a range of t-shirts – tank tops and hoodies that embrace the yoga and self development in love and relationships and with the world at large.

 

Our range has come from a deep reflective and mindfulness process over the last 15 years – a catalyst of a spiritual awakening. You can read more about this on my sister site about Tarot and spiritual awakening . 

 

Here is an example

It comes in Wavesit comes in waves transparency

I drew this image to express a feeling of restlessness and hurtful feelings one day when my mind began to dwell in the past. I had to pull myself back into the present moment and the minute I did I felt I was able to see the situation differently. I found an image in an old French revlution art book not long after that reminded me of this feeling.

wavesIt was a  painting by ‘Goya’ of the 1700’s..from a painting he did about about ‘girls who wont stay at home’, risk exposing themselves to hardship’.. he was a political painter in the mid 17 to early 1800’s who later in life began to paint social, political and religious abuses of the times… I mucked around with it a bit to express how our heartbreak and losses come striking us at unexpected times and in unexpected ways.

We support the evolution of the human being in accordance with the laws of nature and we believe that the way is through mindfulness, dharma, love and authenticity.

Take a look at our Karma site here Oh and We hope you are going with the flow  🙂

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I have two lovely new and exciting offers Firstly my website is now offering a free online tarot app for you to do your own readings for FREE. It’s a good tool to use when you want a quick answer and or to learn about the different cards. Take a look here and have a go 🙂 Free online Tarot reading

tarot bookSecondly I am in the process of writing a book on The Major Arcana Tarot.

If you have ever been interested in learning to read the tarot this is the ideal book. It is a thorough investigation of the Major Arcana as a tool for self development and as a divination resource.

It comes with original artworks and interpretations of the process of spiritual development that is depicted in the Major Arcana with a humorous subplot (See excerpts below) as well as a more serious examination of the original tarot using the Rider Waite and Thoth decks as the reference points.

Here are some excerpts from the Book:

Introduction Tarot

“Where did the tarot come from and what is its main function or purpose”

A little history

Tarot and its origins are pervaded by mystery, both historically and by its very quintessence or its essential nature, as it where.

What we do know is the Earliest known writing of the Major Arcana comes from The Syrian philosopher Lamblicus (c. 300-330 CE) in his discourse on “The Egyptian Mysteries.” – Lambilicus was an initiated Magi (magic practitioner/priest of the Persian religion founded around 600 BC).

There is much debate about it’s original purpose with some historians believing it was used for divination and others as a guide for the development (in particular spiritual) of the human experience – or the development of the human consciousness within secret societies. And also for ritual purposes. And all are true and all are equally important and connected.

I think beyond all else, what must be considered here is the symbolism used in the cards. It is understood that the symbolism itself is the salient precursive element (of directive) for both the divination purposes and for the individual’s developmental objective – that are venerably attributed to the cards. It cannot be overseen when we consider the history of the tarot.

As a side issue –  i suggest it be noted that many of the male figures in the current tarot depiction were originally of female gender – symbolic of course – that is, pointing to certain archetypal attributes. I have in some cases reverted back to this with my own drawings, but mostly for personal pleasure.

However, for the purposes of this book we will only focus on the latest  20th century model as that it is the most widely used and still contains much of the original purpose and/or meaning; In particular The Rider Waite tarot deck and the Thoth;  and I shall where I can, and where I find it necessary and appropriate, add historical interpretations for your general knowledge and excitement…..

Excerpt 2

The Fool

Arcanum 0 – Major Arcana 0 – The Fool’s Journey

Fool tarot cardThe fool tarot Card

The Fool steps off on a journey upon the road to individuation, towards the archetype of wholeness. Traversing through love, romance and relational mishaps she discovers…..

Fool Symbolism

As noted previously the Major Arcana is the journey of the human consciousness or the soul. The Fool card represents this human consciousness or the spirit. It is neither female or male, it is the considered to be an hermaphrodite, neither gender, of spirit. The Major Arcana starts with the Fool at 0 (the zero contains all), this shows us the innocence and the unmanifest of the human, at it’s purest form, ready to take on the world.

Number 0

Represent Emptiness. nothingness, spirit. Remember oneness comes out of 0 nothing – let’s take basic maths 0+1 = 1 – 1 comes from the 0 –  therefore 0 must be something.. Which is a paradox. So let’s look at this rather as unknown- spirit.

Planet

Uranus – Freedom, change, youth, rebellion, health, healing, breath….

The Moon

Arcanum 18 – Major Arcana 18 – The Moon

 

imageedit_157_6705572094The moon is a confusing one to navigate. It moves the tides of the ocean, it makes Lions slither into a corner; sombre, moody. And the mind; oh the human, oh the mind of a maniac.

It’s psychological they say.

What of the animal instinct “She’s only human after all”

It can go either way really, can’t it!

Fear verses love.

I for one choose the feminine archetype, the intuitive pose, the meditation, the scent of Love.

 

SYMBOLS

18….

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ritual for new moon eclips

The New Moon eclipse in August is a big one! It is an important and rare eclipse.  I am offering discounts on the love and prosperity and clearing  rituals to help move through these intense energies 🙂 Read more about the astrology here

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I am now offering rituals for love, prosperity, money and to rid negative energies that may be holding you back. I have made these as affordable as possible. Charging for ingredients and resources and little for time🙂

Ritual  uses natural resources and connection to spirit to energetically create positive shifts in our lives.  

I use only white (positive) energies and natural resources and will never cast a ritual with negative intent or onto another person.

As a pagan I have experienced and attend to the philosophy of the laws of three and therefore will never do a ritual or spell that effects the free will of a person other then who the ritual is being cast for

– I will never do return a love ritual – as I feel this interferes with free will.

However, I can do healing rituals to remove negative energies and karmic ties between you and another – but again I work from the person not the other.

Rituals and spells work from inside out. This means that a ritual may bring up inner issues to resolve and heal as the magic creates changes on the outer life.

mandalaFor each ritual I will connect with spirit and draw a mandala – each mandala is unique –  will send you a photo of the Mandala for you to print out and hang somewhere special for you to connect with the energies of the ritual.

I will also use the mandala in the fire ritual  – often there is a spirit present in the ritual (see picture) – usually faerie spirits come through but sometimes unicorns and such like. I will take a photo of this also and send to you so you can explore the spirit on your own terms 🙂

Soulmate and love rituals are very powerful and can bring an abundance of love into your life. It is often with a ritual like this that many people will be attracted to you.

Much healing can occur in this period. But the soul you are meant to be with will become very obvious and clear as the energies manifest. I offer a general love spell to improve love in your life and a full soulmate ritual.

moon33Money problems can be shifted with a ritual to remove obstacle and can bring money coming in from unusual sources.

I include a safe guard in these ritual so that the effect is harmonious and coming from good source not a negative source.

Prosperity can be shifted with a prosperity spell. This ritual is designed to create general prosperity.

It creates a path to unusual synchroncities and openness in you to experience the ever present opportunities that are surrounding you.

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The clearing spell I designed works on deep levels to clear karmic and current life energies that may be stopping you from moving forward successfully in all areas of life.

This is recommended if things have not being going well in any area of your life and can increase possibilities of prosperity and greater flow and happiness.

It is a very healing period and many things and people that no longer serve you may leave your life during this cleansing process.

Love, money and prosperity ritual spells take me about an hour and soulmate and cleansing spells take anywhere up to two hrs.

I spend one or two days collecting natural resources and meditating on the ritual and general preparation. Most rituals will be conducted within 4 days of ordering.

Rituals take approximately 3 to 6 months to take full effect. They begin almost immediately with an increase in dreams, inner sensations, and healing events occurring seemingly out of nowhere.

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Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely – Albert Einstein

three of wands tarotWands in Tarot are of the minor arcana, they represent fire  – the life force, creativity, spirit. 3’s represent growth, movement and expansion.

Here we see a voyager cloaked in the travel robes standing at the top of a mountain with his back to his past, looking into the distant waters (future).

He has moved from the Two of wands, the stage of intentional focus and activity.  He is now holding on firmly to the third wand. Ready for clear focused action.

We see a bright yellow sky and distant lands. This indicates that he is about to head to a foreign land or to a place he has never explored, somewhere entirely new, full of opportunity.

The 3rd wand is symbolic here, it represents the fire – the will, that is required to move forward. Notice how the two wands of the past are firmly grounded behind him, but not necessary to take with him. He has truly moved from the stage of the two of wands, from the past.

He has reached the top of the mountain and is observing his plans from a larger view. His vision is expansive as he watches the ships come and go (trade, business, movement). He is standing firm and steady which represents the readiness for an adventure into the unknown.

liberation 3 of wandsThis card is infused with a steady sense of liberation. Whatever you have been focusing on is ready for its fruition. It omens success and good fortune, a spring in the step and an energy of confidence in the impending adventures.

This card is often related to travel and new horizons. Yet, one that has the backing of a well established sense of intention and decision making.

In love or relationship, the 3 of wands is a positive affirmation. It symbolises growth and development within the relationship. In an acquiescent and prosperous love relationship a feeling of liberation is ever present. This card signifies a time of expansion within a relationship. It could mean a commitment or a proposition of some kind. A declaration that sets the relationship to higher spiritual level. There is the promise of great happiness in this union.

3 of wands loveIt could literally mean a love formed with someone from a distant land and you are deciding where to go from here. If so it signifies that you will be able to be together. That a decision will be made whereby you will be together.

Alternately, it could be pointing to someone who is unlike anyone you have met previously. Creating feelings or growth that have not been experienced in your prior love relations. Usually a spiritual love. One that gives you the space to expand, express and live deeply in your authenticity. It is a YES card for a love query.

If you have been in or have moved out of an an unhealthy relationship or have been wanting to leave the 3 of Wands is a green light card – It will often omen a person of a different culture – a person who has learned the lessons from unhealthy relationship is here to show you a different way.

In business or projects it often portends success in overseas or foreign trade. It could be referring to a new business, that is foreign to you. But, often it is the go ahead for an opportunity that will arise from a distant land. It is affirming that this will be an opportunity for growth and diversity within your current ambitions.

authenticity 3 of wands

Spiritually the 3 of wands wants you to pat yourself on the back. You will or could be experiencing inner pearls that will be expanding your sense of authenticity and will be seeing tangible results. With the 3rd wand held in your hand, you should be able to experience an integrated sense of fulfillment, Almost as though the wand is magic.

It is not, well it is, but it has come about from the work you have put in since the two of wands met you on your path. The 3rd wand is very much a manifestation of the inner work you have undergone. A tool that you have mastered and now can use to help you move through the new life you have created for yourself. You can trust your inner language, your intuition and your self .

Warm blessing

Megan

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As many of you may have noticed I have moved away from tarot much since this site began.

It’s funny, as I have begun to undergo my own awakening and self growth and learning through my holistic counseling,  I have found that many people require healing as much as they yearn for guidance through tarot.

This is not to say that tarot does not have its place (I promise my next post will be tarot focused :). I am excited to go through the minor Arcana). It’s more that support and development sometimes requires more.

The tarot is a great tool for guidance but self mastery and healing are being shown to me as  much needed with people undergoing awakening and dissatisfaction in a society that has become empty of heart. And my Dharma/Karma is ever leading me to enrichen my knowledge and practice.

Why Mindfulness?

The purpose of our lives is to be happy. – Dalai Lama

Mindfulness is an enriching process of creating positive life altering changes, that if continued, will effect your well being and life forever. Mind, body and spirit.

Take a deep breath in and be aware of how this idea feels. Breathe into it and be with it. Now let it go.

You’ve done it. Your first mindfulness practice, easy wasn’t it?

Practicing mindfulness Over a few weeks you will deepen your inner connection. You will experience shifts in your inner life, your brain will begin to create new neural pathways, your body will experience healing and repair and your spirit will be lifted (literally).

Mindfulness is an Ancient Buddhist practice that basically means: The ability to focus one’s attention on the present moment. To be aware without judgment and to be with whatever is arising.

It uses the principles of:
relaxation
acceptance
compassion
and surrender to move our minds from the endless chatter into a more peaceful and useful state.

When we become aware of our thoughts we can choose how we respond to them. This is where acceptance comes in – being present to what arises without judgment, just being with it – cultivates acceptance. Acceptance of what is. When we accept what is happening, we begin to disengage the struggle, the resistance, the fight. This is a fundamental principle of mindfulness. It is what opens the pathway to a loving kindness (compassion) for the self, which heals us, and for surrender (letting go).

It is important to note that surrender in Buddhist philosophy does not contain negative connotations that we in the Western world have attributed to it. It means to let go of attachments (of the mind) to something. In this case a thought or a feeling.

We become aware of it – we be with it – we meet it with loving kindness – we let it go.

Most people are living, acting, reacting from their subconscious mind. Mindfulness brings these subconscious thoughts to the surface, so that we can begin to move from a new and better informed place.

Research shows that the brain is elastic, meaning it is able to change. This change occurs through practical measures. By repeating something over and over we change the neural pathways in our brain, we change our subconscious patterns and we begin to create new ones. But this takes time and practice.

Mindfulness  practice that uses techniques that help us begin to become aware and abiding in the present moment. But, we can also take it a step further, to change the negative patterns and behaviours, and bring in more success promoting thoughts and beliefs. By using techniques that create new and transformative mind suggestions so we can begin to manifest success in ways we never thought possible.

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6 week course(1)I am very excited to offer you this new 6 week mindfulness healing course. Through working with many people over the last 7 years I have come up with a comprehensive and holistic course to help overcome anxiety, sadness, feeling stuck and other life challenges. In Particular negative thinking and ego chatter.

This course is easy to follow, allows you to make subtle changes on an energetic level, while making fundamental life changes and choices long term.

This course is designed for self healing at your own home and pace, saving you much time and money. I have used the same process and modalities that I use in my counseling service.

I am offering a discounted rate for people on this site. You can take a closer look at it here if you so desire.  Mindfulness for success in everyday life .

In the mean time I am open to any comments about which minor arcana tarot card you would like me to indulge in the next post 🙂

Warm blessings

Megan

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I have written and am publishing

The Art of Modern Spirituality

“Megsie’s art work is stunning and unique, it has a raw vibrancy and naivety that is totally captivating” – Dr Sally Adman-Jones.
Arts Educator and Masters in Yoga

An illustrated book of wisdom embracing classic art, philosophy and contemporary spirituality.

Using classic artist’s works – from Van Gogh and Picasso to Frida Kahlo, along with her own sketchings – Megsie creates a pastiche of wisdom that grapples with the suffering and joys of authenticity and awakening to one’s true self in contemporary life and the yoga path.

Giving life to the surrendering and truth, irrevocable on the path,’The Art of Modern Spirituality’, is a candid yet compassionate and often intelligently comical illustration of the dark and light polarities of the modern spiritual path.

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All copies will be posted out on Feb 14th worldwide