How to Pick Your First Oracle Decks

I remember it like yesterday: four friends traveled by boat to Estonia and one of them found a metaphysical shop (surprise, surprise). Of course there was a divination tool section with tarot cards and the most elaborate deck was chosen. The one with the most detail and positive “vibration” had a pastel dragon on the front with flowers, swirls and minute constituents of a fantastical nature.

Although tarot was not something I normally practiced, I used these cards to train the third eye. This is the energy center which tells you what is. It’s the one that sees through illusion and helps you to focus so that the real magic can happen. A proper wizard knows that psychic energy tends to “fly” into your consciousness and for which one must train the art of centering.

One of my favorite metaphysical teachers Sonia Choquette said that she only used cards to focus and didn’t really need them in order to read another person’s energy. Would you know that she was only 15? Staring at a randomly drawn playing card, reading the future for her neighbors in Chicago for a tip was pretty brave. (Read about it all in her incredible first book Diary of a Psychic. Hint: she mentions E.T.s at the end!)

In this example, a 52-card deck was used, but ever since Doreen Virtue appeared on the Hay House -scene (a New Thought and self-help publisher founded in 1984 by author Louise Hay) oracle cards are now sold in northern Europe, even. Her first decks were about angels, God’s messengers with unconditional love and the will of God to be of service. Those later evolved into past life, Ascended Master, and Goddess decks. Instead of numbers or the major arcana investigating the Hero’s journey, you could pick a card for daily reminders or focus on a niche topic.

Similarly, Steven Farmer (a former associate and friend of Doreen) worked with animals and these kinds of earth energies, creating decks like Earth Magic and Power Animal Oracle Cards. When you practice psychic ability, these cards are very useful for remote viewing or picking up on spirit animals because you can feel, see and hear them, activating three aspects of your multifaceted ajna center. For instance, when a slithery feeling moved up my back in swirls I pushed that button: “it’s snake, you chose the snake card!” That was one of the most memorable Google Hangouts we did in a group setting and people tend to love this game until the frustration kicks in.

After figuring out what kind of art or subject you are interested in, you’ll probably find that the same card keeps popping up. “How is this happening? The probability of choosing the same galactic card from a deck of 108 cards by Lyssa Royal-Holt twice in a row is slim-to-none?!” When this happens, you need to do what Lyssa’s Pleiadian future self Sasha says, “integrate!” This is also a wonderful sign that the deck is working for you.

By now, the anticipation of doing readings will sneak up on you and you’ll probably want more decks. It’s totally okay to want more decks. The first reading I ever got over the internet was with a vegan, twin flame enthusiast with sixty of them. Just remember that practice makes perfect and these are intuitive development tools.

When people tell you to “cleanse” your deck it’s probably a good idea, at least if the deck belonged to someone else first. Some prefer to knock three times like Tony Orlando, sage like a Native or bless with a crystal tip. Using a wand can help you to point and direct the energy which some people will draw out and into a water basin to discard any negativity, etc. Then you’ll want to keep the cards in a nice place, somewhat like an affirmation that your energy is positive before beginning to use them.

All in all, oracle cards are safe. I say this because a 16-year-old boy contacted me, very upset because his Jesus-loving parents found his tarot deck and thought that meant he was working with the evil D-man. To help him feel better I said this was happening to him to push him into his independence so that he could make it in life and then, as an adult, choose to work with whatever cards or intuitive practice he wanted. It’s true, when you’re under your parents’ roof you have to respect their wishes but in the defense of my passion this is more of a means of connecting people to their hearts and Spirits in order to heal. It’s a fun activity to prove that when you like or love someone, telepathy is real and we are much more than “everything is awesome” -Lego people. A bunch of cardboard with glossy images and creative, positive statements isn’t going to send you to hell. No, they are more likely to look pretty on your shelf and entertain guests who “never did this before!”

 

Krista Raisa is a millennial psychic medium, author and artist, helping multicultural starseeds during the Ascension of planet Earth. Her self-made Faeries of Kindness and Orion Council oracle decks are available on her online shop: http://kristasangels.etsy.com


Social Media Advice for the New Age

After five years of showcasing my channeling, teachings and artwork on the internet I have had to “deal” with people. What this means is I was not a mole in a hole, rather, I had to sit and face all kinds of personalities from around the world. I heard them, responded and shared with them, sometimes retreating from them. A few became actual friends, a couple hundred got blocked, but an even larger number have become consistent contacts who benefit from what I do. This meant going through love and hate -mail, getting good and bad advice, making mistakes and becoming resilient. At the end of the day, I’ve helped people transform their lives and grown a lot on a personal level.

Growing up, social media was in it’s beginning stages after the dotcom era, Y2K-scare and AOL’s disappearance. I had family members supporting my D.I.Y. website hobby and others criticizing the time I spent “socializing” on messenger. How could anyone predict that PayPal, YouTube and Google would happen back then? They couldn’t because it was neither their interest nor investment.

The New Age, an alternative to religious tradition, is a world-wide culture spreading it’s ideas through the internet. A developing movement lacks terms to describe those interested in Hinduism, U.F.O.s and rainbow gatherings. These spiritual Joe’s require astrology reports, animal rights petitions and ocean cleanup news. Reading quantum physics headlines and watching live, singing bowl videos is no longer limited to those who can afford attending retreats. Because of this knowledge, one can see how moving into a label-free zone is both unifying and confusing. It can be especially challenging when defining yourself in a cyber netherworld as “other.”

My partner, however, summed this up quite perfectly: “the internet is an astral template of the future.” What he meant by this is through the Net we are formulating templates for an ideal world. Having this vision is a major, necessary aspect of the New Age. If you want healing, love, creativity and joy for the planet, do not stop the movement of your spirit. People may call you “fake”, “naive”, or “crazy”, but the leaders and doers won’t. Alternatively, if you are a grounded workhorse or more of a manager/organizer-type, these are also vital for manifesting functioning solutions. The people who supported my “strange lifestyle” (as a psychiatrist who assessed my sense of reality put it) were teachers, gamers, psychics, college students, engineers, rappers, surgeons, soldiers, actors, trainers, deejays, chefs and more. It’s those everyday people that will help shape your experience of “what is”, even if you think you’re the next internet star or feel insignificant.

When trying to do something good, people will unfortunately sense the positivity and behave in mean ways. You won’t understand and sometimes there is nothing you can do. My best advice for these times is to remain consistent by continuing to do what works for you. Often, the best thing for your wellbeing is the best thing for everyone else, too. Feeling excited and passionate about what I’m saying, other people magically gravitate towards my livestreams. Somehow they decide to share more energy, getting inspired while learning at the same time. It’s a win-win and you didn’t necessarily need to pray to God for it while not actually believing in the prayer on a deeper level.

Personally speaking, I’ve had to give up preconceived ideas about how groups of people “are.” Whenever I formed an absolute, someone would quickly prove me wrong. If you’re wanting to “become more spiritual” as people have said to me several times, you’ll find out that it’s always about who someone is, not what they look or smell like. It’s about their being, their soul and their intent. Trust your instincts and continue to go higher. We are all learning here and hopefully trying harder tomorrow.

~Krista Raisa

Channel, Teacher, Artist

 

 


Mega List of Earth-Friendly Projects

*list will be updated

We are all on this Earth together and starseeds/volunteer souls are especially concerned about our Great Mother. Also, empaths who tune into nature may find that they have a “job” or “mission” that involves one of the following. One person cannot do it all, but if everyone plants a seed (action, prayer or idea) recycles and projects a benevolent future, we can create a better reality. It’s also a good idea to read about Earth news rather than hype, to remain passionate and generate self-worth. The faeries will be grateful and come back!

  • Ecoloblue (machine produces water out of air, e.g. in deserts, one of several, like Warka Water tower)
  • Plant for the Planet (15,205,119,507 planted as of 11/16/17)
  • Oxygen power plants
  • Waste-to-fuel systems/machines
  • Photonic crystalline air-ion producers
  • Legal safety for inventors
  • Eco science fairs for students kindergarten to college to university level
  • Shungite devices added to EMF meters (MANDATORY)
  • Recycling/Eco website/newspaper/magazine/social media/ebooks/courses/videos/podcasts/journalism
  • Ocean-cleaning machine
  • Home-made paper
  • Turn your phone’s Bluetooth off/screens lower to save the battery; put on Airplane mode at night (turn off the WIFI)
  • Supporting reforestation/purchasing land and protecting it
  • Ash fertilizer (rather than expensive chemical version)
  • Earth Day Canopy Project
  • CLIMEWORKS (machine sucks 200 cars’ worth of carbon out of air, Swiss project)
  • Personally sorting Trash (paper/plastic/aluminum/egg cartons/glass/brown paper/boxes) and recycling centers
  • End plastic bagging with tote bags
  • Bring a bag along nature walks to pick up trash
  • Solar panels/solar roadways/solar outdoor restaurant lights
  • Hydroponics/home-gardens
  • Renewable energy aka sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves, and geothermal heat (quitting coal and fossil fuels; finding alternative energy resources that do not emit carbon monoxide)
  • Electric cars with EMF protection
  • Pack with recycled shipping materials
  • Microplastic cleaning devices
  • Compost biological/food in a closed container or outside
  • Concrete from plastic bottles
  • Invest in water-soluble bottles and oil that turns into fish food (has been done!)
  • Hemp-crete
  • Bring your own tumbler to coffee shops (see Serbia’s No More Styrofoam Project/ Woobox)
  • Earth-friendly landscaping / green terraces and city rooftops
  • Read more Kindle books, buy used book copies, visit the library
  • Buy used jeans and sweaters (it takes 1000-2000 gallons of water to make one new one!)
  • Reduce your carbon footprint/create infographics, become an infopreneur
  • Reverse vending machines (recyclers get paid)
  • Mandatory laws
  • Stylizing rubbish
  • Tree-planting global initiative
  • Support local taylors, local products, local honey and animal life
  • Chemical-free cleaning products (detergent, soaps, shampoos, carpet cleaners)
  • Cooking at home and with friends or use eco takeout supplies
  • Try a fuel structurer for efficient driving e.g. http://etsy.me/2mv2Qll
  • Agriculture crystals (100% natural and charged)
  • Sign petitions, march, be an activist
  • Create peaceful, conscious, positive music & art
  • Recycle metals (for industry, car parts)
  • Use better cooking oils
  • Negative ion plugs
  • Menstrual cups (reusable)
  • Lead-pipe inspections
  • Big-city river cleaners
  • Toilet water decalcifyer
  • Support green parties
  • Air quality monitoring stations
  • Trash fines/Cleaning work
  • Basic pollution abatement equipment (in power plants)
  • Regional action, political will, civil society activism, commercial compliance, bureaucratic incentive
  • “Seed bombs”
  • Ride a bicycle
  • Farmer’s markets
  • Eat more fruits, vegetables, whole-grains (apple juice with natural pectin, integrity bananas, clean greans)
  • Global contraception
  • Solar irrigation pumps, Solar showers
  • Nuclear-free Future Award
  • Environmental SCIENCE
  • Organicity planning
  • Green homes/ Earth ships/ Off-grid communities
  • Compost toilets
  • Support small, independent business / handmade
  • Organic/Cage-free/Natural
  • Sustainable philosophy
  • Touch/feel food for gratitude
  • Biodiversity
  • Earth Festivals
  • Animal studies
  • Trading/Tithing
  • Tree-planting olympics using proper forest ecology (diverse forest, more costly but more efficient)
  • Filters / Reusable water containers
  • Bee-keeping
  • Energy-efficient appliances
  • REDUCE, RECYCLE, REUSE (and read!)

 

Finally, what is most important is that you love the work you do for the planet.

 

Links:

https://www.ecowatch.com/

http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/

https://inhabitat.com/

https://www.recyclinginternational.com/

http://www.recyclingtoday.com/

http://www.sciencedaily.com

http://www.theecologist.org/

http://www.who.int/en/

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7 New Age References in Famous Rap Lyrics

My third eye is open because my focus is strong.” -M.I.A. [Go Off, 2016]

Intelligently sprinkled throughout the underground since vintage days are artists who reflect[ed] on cultural themes including space, divination, history and the astral plane. Even amidst the rise of “mumble rap” we hip-hop heads and rap kittens stay safe because of the thinkers, cultural-critics and passionately flowing poets. In a world emerging with more D.I.Y. productions you’ll come across deeper insights perpendicular to major label -produced studio tracks promoting hype. As they say, “don’t believe the hype”, rather, believe in thyself and support the people who reflect you. Check your subscriptions since we manifest what we listen to, over and over again. PS. These are all really good songs.

    1. Ason, I keep planets in orbit While I be coming with deeper and more shit” [Ol’ Dirty Bastard – Brooklyn Zoo, 1995] & “Planets in orbit, line ’em up with the stars. Tarot cards, you can see the pharoh Nas.” [Nas – Nas Is Like, 1999] These are the anthems that will set any concert or record off. Alicia Keys sampled ODB in the “Girlfriend” -version of Brooklyn Zoo singing about jealousy. Nas (ex of Kelis) I have seen rock a crowd that extended miles upon miles in Finland. People were puff puff passing and there was barely any room to exit (not that anyone even wanted to).
    2. So mister funkmaster, pump the bee gees. And all you college students, play your ouijas. Check the spelling: r-e-f-u-g-e-e, get the cd from sam goody, hee hee!” [Wyclef Jean – We Trying to Stay Alive, 1997] My Iranian-American Middle School crush introduced me to this album which is pure Hatian fire! Plus, the track has Lauryn Hill in the music video and Pras on the dance floor. It’s a must-see especially for the 70s funky disco Broadway musical -style choreography.
    3. Yo, we flying through your neighborhood in hyperspeed. Astro travellin’ off that hydro weed.” [Quasimoto – Astro Travellin, 2000] The animated alter-ego of producer Madlib from Stones Throw Records shows consistent creativity and insightful stream-of-consciousness lyrics. Imagining the scenario from the set is a person in dream-state who leaves the physical body and travels on the “real time” plane of existence which includes actual cities and people you know. This is called keeping it real!
    4. They were here before Adam, descendants of Anu. Took on mortal fashion, built themselves statues in the image of themselves to worship themselves, built towards of themselves to remind them of when they fell. They came from a station in space, an angelical race, giant in stature, helmets and capes. That they were, visiting the planet to explore, long journey from their own because their race had war. It’s said they called their planet Nibiru and that they were fallen heroes. They saw gold, saw trees and life more liberal.” The entire song by Killah Priest called “Winged People” is about the annunaki in his album “The Psychic World of Walter Reed”, talking about Earth history back a couple hundred thousand years. This is a super-unique storytelling track which teaches with a skillfully animated music video.
    5. Will you be prepared when the Elohim return? What’s your main concern? It’s like people never learn. As the world burns, tell me will you stand firm? ” [Lost Children of Babylon – Will You Be Prepared, 2001] These lyrics may be an obvious reggae reference to “Babylon burning”, as in, the corrupt system [is] falling apart. People call this kind of rap conscious rap, an entire genre in itself that’s still underground and might stay there until the new system emerges with the youth of today.
    6. Channeling the greatest […] I’m moving vertically, Will i miss the planet when i blast off? Certainly Don’t take it personally, Earthlings don’t understand […] Step into you’re spaceship Atmospheric hovering Wind-blown starseeds Black soil covering Germinating heavy-weights Deep space navigate Chant a song, elevate Cosmic sound uttering” [Sa-Roc – The Little Spaceship, 2010] Her album is called “Journey of the Starseed” where song titles include: The Merkaba, Dream Catcher, Starseed, Nebular Soldier, and The Force. Warrior spirit Sa-Roc, born Assata Perkins, has produced nine albums and several mixtapes, showing the most consistency in the cosmic arena. #Mindblown.
    7.  “Furthermore, as determined by the collective consciousness of this state of being and the lessened distance between thought patterns and their secular manifestations, the role of men as listening receptacles is to be increased by a number no less than 70 percent of the current enlisted as vocal aggressors. Motherfuckers better realize, now is the time to self-actualize. We have found evidence that hip hops standard 85 rpm when increased by a number as least half the rate of it’s standard or decreased at ¾ of it’s speed may be a determining factor in heightening consciousness.” This DNA-unravelling poem has been performed solo-acapella and with background instruments. The lyrics offer solutions for cultural separation, lazy rappers and stiff intellectuals. It’s super special, too, when artists list “The Greats” in a song (kind of like when Le Tigre listed riotgrrrls in Hot Topic). I highly recommend this for brains. [Saul Williams – Coded Language]

 

-Krista Raisa,

Channel, Teacher, Artist

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