Friday, August 18, 2017

Understanding The Spiritual Effects of A Solar Eclipse

Many of us are feeling the effects of the upcoming solar eclipse on Monday, August 21st. The
energy has been quite challenging for many and we here at both centers have been coaching many clients through their dark nights of the soul.  No matter how challenging life may be there is always, always a blessing waiting for you on the other side of each and every challenge. Sometimes the blessings are crystal clear immediately and sometimes the blessings are tucked in a corner or waiting for you a little further down the road. 

But wait...there's more!!! Not only are we experiencing the effects of the eclipse but the planet Mercury has gone retrograde which means we are also feeling the influences of Mercury when it is retrograde.  

Some of the common themes that are coming up for many are:
  1. Masks being taken off
  2. Hidden agendas are revealed
  3. A surge of anger coming to the surface
  4. Experiencing crazy dreams
  5. The need to separate oneself from drama 
  6. Our own shadow side is front and center
  7. Other people's shadow side is front and center
  8. Creativity is at an all-time high
  9. Communication is wonky on both parts
  10. Electronics are going haywire
  11. Accident incidents are increased
All that is coming to the surface is to help you align yourself with the path, people and opportunities that are for your highest and best good. Eclipses are catalysts for change and they pack quite an energetic punch. They get the ball rolling for us and the worst thing we can do for ourselves is to resist and try to go against the cosmic flow. 

There are some sweet benefits that come with the energies of the eclipse as well and I would highly suggest everyone take advantage of them. 

Please Do:
  • Plant those giant seeds, not just the small ones but the ginormous seeds that you have been a little leery of planting. This is big energy so it's either you go big or go home! I am going big during this time!
  • Dedicate more time and energy to your spiritual practice. Meditation, journaling, read books and or spend time with like-minded-conscious people.
  • Carry paired crystals such as moonstone and citrine or selenite and fire agate to embrace and enhance the solar and lunar aspects of the current energies that are influencing us. I would carry the moonstone and selenite on the left side for the lunar aspects and citrine and fire agate on the right side for the solar aspects. You can also create crystal grids with these crystals magnifying your intentions. 
  • Pay attention to the signs that spirit will be planting all around you. These signs may come in the form of animals, number sequences, songs on the radio or even through your dreams. Write down these signs in your journal. They will have meaning for you within the next few months.
Most importantly, try to not go into the place of fear or worry as things get stirred up for you. Remember all that occurs is for your benefit as a growing and evolving beautiful soul who is here to learn, share, grow and embrace the uniqueness of who you are. 

Blessings and Light,
Laurie

Friday, July 14, 2017

5 Things That Can Block Your Psychic Abilities

When it comes to developing psychic abilities, most people are focused on what they can do to enhance their psychic abilities. However, many are doing things that in fact, are slowing down the process.  There are 5 things that can block psychic abilities that many people are unaware of. Simply by avoiding these 5 things, you will naturally become more psychic.




5 Things That Can Block Your Psychic Abilities


1. Ingesting toxic substances such as; cigarettes, coffee, drugs, alcohol, and sugar. These substances are often abused by people. Even if you use these substances in moderation you are walking a fine line between unhealthy habits and overindulgent behavior.
When we give into addiction, we are allowing negative emotional attachments to possibly attach to our auric field causing us to leak energy and lower our vibrations. Never, ever go into an altered state for a reading, meditation, and or healing under the influence of mind altering substances!!
2. Participating in drama and gossip lowers our vibrations. When we are talk about others in a negative way, we are harming the soul of another. This is a lower consciousness activity. By directing hurtful words towards another, we are moving away from raising our consciousness by participating in words and emotions that have lower thoughtforms attached to them. Walk away from drama and gossip, STAT!
Did you know that you do not have to be in the same room to hurt another soul? Words are energy, emotions are energy. They have the same effect as being in the same room versus being in a different place than we are. The results are the same.
3. Allowing the negative ego to get out of control will most certainly stop your progression as a budding intuitive. I am talking about using your psychic abilities unethically such as; spying on others – a definite NO NO, trying to use your gift to influence others out of your need for control, and trying to one-up others by showing off your psychic abilities.
4. Not creating a safe and protected working environment for your spiritual practices such as meditation, readings, and healings. If we do not clear and keep ourselves and spaces energetically clean we can leave the door open for unwanted energy to come in.
5. Not setting boundaries and knowing your limitations is always a dangerous thing! Doing any psychic work when you are sick, tired or in a really unhealthy emotional place is going to shut down your psychic abilities instantly. It is important for us to take our psychic temperature each and every time we intend to open up ourselves psychically and be honest with ourselves and our limitations.
Developing your psychic abilities is fun, useful, important, and a gift for each and every one of us. If you do not know where to begin, please do seek out a teacher and or mentor through researching your area or requesting a referral from a trusted acquaintance.
Blessings and Light,
Laurie Barraco

Thursday, June 29, 2017

What Does The Candle You Select Tell You About Yourself?



Select the candle that you feel most drawn to and then proceed on to read the meaning below to find out what this candle tells you about yourself.

1. Blue - Truth, honesty, and open communication are a high priority for you.  Motivating others through writing and or communicating one on one is one of your life purposes and will bring you true personal fulfillment. Your throat chakra is an excellent indicator as to whether you are in your creative personal expression or not. If you find yourself coughing, experiencing a scratchy throat, feeling the need to clear your throat, or even losing your voice, you can most certainly be sure that you are not speaking your truth. The challenge for you would be to know when you are over communicating and sharing too much with others. Some people may not be ready to hear nor want to hear what you have to say. Check in with your higher self to see if the information is appropriate that you seek to share. You will benefit immensely with a daily journaling practice.



2. Red - You are a very passionate person who loves to be in love and are a romantic at heart. Family and relationships are very important to you. You have a very loving and giving heart and are uneasy when there is dishamony in your personal relationships. Keeping your environment free of clutter is a must for you! You do not do well when things are out of order. Be cautious of your spending habits. You can manifest money pretty well, however you are also very good at spending it. Splurging once in a while within reason will continue to keep that flow growing and going.



3. Yellow - You are an empath without a doubt and probably have been one all of your life. Empaths are individuals that are sensitive to the feelings and energies in their environments. Trusting your gut instincts are a must and they are always correct. You may have an uneasy feeling about a person, place or thing at times and you may not be able to place your finger on what is off. What is most important is that you keep your eyes and ears open to your surroundings and not take things at face value. You also possess a very strong will and drive. When you have your sights set on a goal there really is no turning back. The caution for you is be careful with your natural ability to influence others. It can turn into a self serving practice. Motivating others if they request your assistance is lovely but trying to do so without permission is unhealthy. A tip for you would be to focus on one major goal at a time. Too many irons in the fire could delay your end result.

I suggest burning a candle the color you selected to embrace the positive energies of that candle. 

Blessings and Light,
Laurie

Monday, June 5, 2017

Bring In Abundance with These 8 Feng Shui Tips

Feng Shui is a Chinese system of harmonizing the environment by balancing the elements to create a specific ambiance, clear negative energy and or bring in positive energy. These 8 Feng Shui tips can help you to not only bring in waves of prosperity, but they will help you to  keep your abundance flowing and growing.

 Feng Shui Prosperity Tips
  1.  On a small piece of paper write the number 8 on it. Place the paper in your wallet. 8's also represent the infinity sign. When you place the infinity sign in your wallet, you are creating a flow that goes from you and to you. The money that goes out, will come back in to you.
  2.  Place a citrine crystal in the money corner of your room, home or business. The money corner is the furthest corner to the left in your room, home or business.
  3. Repair any leaky faucets in your space. Leaks often represent the money that is leaking from your wallet or bank account.
  4. Get rid of the clutter! Clutter creates stagnancy in your space and prevents the flow of abundance from moving throughout your space.
  5. Bring in a few plants into your home and or workspace. Living plants represent a growing and thriving environment.
  6. Place a water foundation in your abundance corner. The constant movement of water keeps the energy flowing and moving.
  7. Put a money frog by our front door facing inwards. By placing your money frog facing inward, you are inviting the money into your life. If he faces outwards, he will keep the money going out the door.
  8. Purchase 3 goldfish; 2 orange and one black. The orange fish will bring wealth to you and the black one will absorb the negativity that may be preventing you from being abundant.


These Feng Shui tips are meant to help you recognize and shift the energy in your environment. Give them each a try one at a time to see which method works best for you. It's also a good idea to switch up the energy in your space on a regular basis if you should experience a little stagnancy in your finances. 

Feel free to share your experiences and feedback after trying a few of these Feng Shui tips.

Blessings and Light,
Laurie Barraco 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

5 Tips For Budding Psychics

Lately it seems more and more people are looking for opportunities to embrace their psychic gifts and have begun using these gifts to assist others as professional psychics and spiritual counselors. The demand for alternative counseling and healing is higher than ever. This is awesome news for those who have decided to take a leap of faith and pursue careers as a spiritual advisor.

As a professional spiritual advisor/teacher for over 16 years and the founder of The Mystical Moon,  you could say that I am a pretty seasoned advisor and have learned a few things over the years. Assisting and holding space for another's journey, healing and growth is a sacred and beautiful gift. However, there are a few things that you may not learn about through training in this field. I'd love to share some of the tips that I share with my students and with those whom I mentor.

5 Tips For Budding Psychics

1. Practice Makes Perfect - The more you work with others, the more confident you will become with how the information comes to you as well as deciphering your own psychic language. When I first started out, I practiced on friends and family and then participated in apprentice psychic faires. The experience you gain from practice is priceless! You will find out which clients you would like to work with as well as which environment you feel most comfortable in. It may be in an office, over the phone and or working psychic faires and expos. Practice and experience will help you find your professional niche.

2. Don't Compare Yourself With Other Readers/Healers - Everyone has psychic abilities. The way we receive this information is different for each and every person. For some they see pictures and movies, for others they see auras, and for some they may see those who have crossed over. Embrace your own unique psychic gifts and run with them! Appreciating another's gifts without judging or doubting your own is a telltale sign that you are confident in your own abilities and that your negative ego is under control. By comparing yourself with another, you are setting yourself up for failure. You have your gifts and have worked very hard on them, now it's time to share them with the world.

3. Keep Healthy Boundaries With Clients - This is a huge challenge for most professionals and it is the area where if you don't keep healthy boundaries with clients that it will get you into trouble. What do I mean by trouble? You may get phone calls at all hours, you can become emotionally corded, you may take on their energy and or you may be taken advantage of financially. These are just a few of things that can happen when we do not set parameters with clients. I keep a professional relationship with my clients and have a strict policy that we do not have an outside of the office relationship. I do not answer emails or phone calls outside of business hours. These are just some examples and suggestions and they may vary for the individual. I strongly suggest keeping doctor/patient confidentiality and professionalism with all of your clients.


4. There Are Some Clients That You May Not Be To Read - This is a challenging one that many struggle with and do not realize that not all people are able to be read by you or anyone. There are many reasons for this such as; you aren't able to make a connection with them, you may be tired or they may be tired, it's not for their highest and best good for you to read them and or your guides may be protecting you from their energy. If within the first 5 minutes of a session you are unable to make a connection, it is always best to end the session. Many people do not realize or know this,  but it is more harmful to keep going when the energy and information isn't flowing. One of the dangers is that you may begin to doubt yourself because you are unable to make a connection. There are some situations where you are not supposed to read that person and that is totally ok. If you end a session within the first 5 minutes, do not charge the person and either schedule a future session or refer them to someone else.


5. Take Time For Yourself And Know Your Limits - Psychic work is and can be draining. You are working with people who are experiencing tragedy, pain, guilt, and heartache. This can be emotionally and energetically draining if you do not keep healthy boundaries and if you do not take care of yourself. Taking care of yourself means getting massages, taking time off, going for nature walks, eating healthy and learning how to detach from your sessions. Know your limits;  how many sessions you can do in a day, week, month, etc. Overworking yourself can and will lead to burnout, exhaustion, a compromised immune system and not being able to make a clear connection with your higher guidance. Many worry that if they say no to clients that the clients will go to another practitioner. Could this happen? Well, it sure could but there are many people seeking help. There is more than enough to go around. Compromising your mental and physical well-being is not worth it.  Taking care of yourself should be your number one priority.

By following these 5 suggestions, you will be able to enjoy doing exactly what you love doing and you will be able to enjoy a long and prosperous career.

Blessings and Light,
Laurie Barraco


Friday, March 10, 2017

What Is Your Strongest Psychic Gift? Find Out By Selecting One Of These Crystals

Do you know which psychic ability of the 4 main psychic senses is your strongest? Learn more about your own natural psychic abilities by selecting the crystal that calls to you. Each crystal helps enhance the corresponding "clair" when the user carries or wears it.

Take a moment to center yourself and then ask your Higher Self which of the following crystals will help enhance your intuitive abilities. 





1. Clairvoyance/Lapis Lazuli - People that are clairvoyant are able to see psychic energy whether it be through pictures, movies, and or colors. Place your crystal on your 3rd eye to enhance your gift of clairvoyance.







2. Clairaudience/Labradorite - Clairaudience is the ability to hear psychically. You may hear messages, songs and all sorts of different sounds. If at all possible, wear selenite earrings or place a piece of selenite on the throat area while lying down to help fine tune your clairaudient abilities.





3. Claircognizance/Amethyst - With this ability you simply "know" things without trying to focus on the situation at hand. Information flows through the Higher Self and heart chakra effortlessly. Placing an amethyst crystal on your heart chakra will help bring out your claircognizant abilities.






4. Clairsentience/Rose Quartz - If you possess this ability, you are able to feel the energy of people and places that you interact with. Many empaths possess this psychic gift. Place a rose quartz on your solar plexus/stomach area to build your clairsentience abilities. This activity will help prevent you from absorbing the energetic influences that you are feeling.



Blessings and Light,
Laurie Barraco 




Laurie Barraco is the owner of The Mystical Moon as well as a published author, professional intuitive business coach and spiritual guide and counselor.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Tips For Making 2017 Your Best Year Ever!!!

Happy New Year!!!

Hopefully you will give a few, if not all of these suggestions a fair chance with an open mind and heart. These suggestions are a recipe for success, joy and happiness. Here's to a fantastic, healthy, blissful and abundant 2017!! 

1. Releasing Ceremony - Write down all of the things that were "lessons not blessings" for you in 2016. Be sure to thank spirit for all of these challenges because they have made you stronger and wiser. Read them out loud and then let them go!

2. Forgive Yourself and Others - Let go of past disappointments and move on from the stories of pain and disappointment. No one is perfect, not even you ;) Use the past as a guide on how to do things differently for the future because you are wiser from these experiences. Just because you forgive someone, doesn't mean you have to interact with them. By releasing the disappointment, you are letting go of the emotional heavy ties that you have with them. 

3. Surround Yourself with Positive and Goal-Oriented People - We are a product of the people and the environment we surround ourselves with. Spending time with people who are happy, successful and who are loving their lives is an excellent way of raising your own vibration and keeping you focused on your future goals. Seeking out a mastermind group is an excellent way of keeping your eye on the prize!

4. Know Your Limits - Overcommitting ourselves is something many of us struggle with and is one of the number one reasons why we do not achieve most of our goals. Writing down your goals with a timeline is a healthy and realistic way to work towards these intentions that you have set out for yourself. 

5. Be Open To Constructive Criticism - Asking a respected friend, family member, significant other and or colleague is an excellent way to gage the progress you are making. Sometimes the criticism may be harsh and off base and sometimes they are seeing something that you aren't. By checking in with another, you are able to see what you are projecting to the outside world. 

6. Be Mindful of Others Paths and Honor Them - We do not have control of other people's paths and we don't live in their heads and or hearts. This year try to mind your own business and only give advice if you are asked your opinion and assistance. This may be a challenging one, however, your relationships will change for the better as you hold space for others who struggle. For some, simply getting out of bed is a huge challenge. Holding space and praying for their happiness is more powerful and effective than we realize.

7. Take Personal Responsibility - When you make a mistake own it! If your decisions had a negative effect, own it! If you hurt another, own it! If you are in a mess, take responsibility and don't blame others for your decisions. By taking responsibility for our actions, we are saying that we are in control of our own lives and destinies. When we take control and ownership of our experiences, we have the power to change these experiences for the better. I would rather be at the helm of my own ship than giving up my free will to another to choose my destiny. 

8. Go On Vacation or A Staycation - Taking time off from work as well as the the day to day stresses of life is one of the healthiest things we can do for ourselves. Taking a break resets your mind, emotions and physical body. Schedule regular trips to places you haven't been before or hunker down at home relax and do nothing. The break from the day to day grind often is all we need to get back on course with our goals.

Blessings and Light,
Laurie