You may have wondered about the rather unwieldy name for our conference. When we were designing the conference, we were trying to figure out what we wanted to accomplish. What we hope to do is to change our parent culture in which the reality of many energy fields, many beings and many effective practices that can enhance our lives are rejected out of hand. We were thinking how great it would be if our children’s generation lived in a world where it was accepted that people are psychic and you wouldn’t have to hint about it, talk around it, or pretend that it wasn’t real so that you wouldn’t be considered foolish. That’s backwards! How foolish is it to deny evidence‽
We feel that if we can get the world to accept these realities and both benign and useful (yes, some people still feel that anything “occult” must be dangerous!) that they will be available to enhance daily life. How much better off we are when we know the benefits of using herbs for medicinal as well as culinary purposes. Yet there are still people out there who figure that if a remedy doesn’t come in a box, it “can’t work”.
There are people who scoff at “water witching”, yet many people quietly have a dowser locate their well. The American Dowsing Society has groups that provide this service in third world countries, and their experiences show how well it works.
I know that I use dowsing nearly daily to find lost objects around the house. Our family uses crystals for healing, as well as homeopathy, acupressure and aromatherapy. All of these things are said by critics to be useless, and even harmful if they prevent people from going to “established” practitioners. If they weren’t working, of course we’d go to someone who could help.
But we need to change the story- the dialogue- how people talk about the unknown. At this point anything paranormal in film is still lumped into the Horror genre. As you may have noticed in the last paragraph, much of what I use these ‘supernatural’ techniques for is practical, finding lost objects or healing faster. The world would simply be easier to navigate if we didn’t deny an entire section of available human abilities. So when thinking about the future, think about a world where there is no resistance, no denial, no pretense that magick isn’t real. The world is changing, we just want to make it better.
This may be one of the most exciting things Palmistry can teach us. Yes, palmistry can give you a basic outline of events in your life, as well as insights into your character which are probably more useful than any peek into your future.
But more than that, Palmistry shows those who look one of the most important things to know about divination, whether through Palmistry or Tarot or Runes or any other system. No one is particularly surprised when you shuffle a deck of cards to see that they come up in a different configuration than the last time you shuffled. Indeed, when, after a good shuffling, a second reading gives you the same basic message, often with the same cards as the previous one, that seems more unusual than not. But aren’t the lines on your palm static? How could they change any more than the features on your face change? (After all, isn’t the way fingerprints don’t change how they can be used for identification?) But the lines do change.
The lines, as opposed to fingerprints, show the likely path of your life- what illnesses and achievements, meetings and partings, what things will have an impact on you- as well as the way you interact with the world. The Girdle of Venus shows your level of empathy, how developed it is, and how much control you have over it. If you learn to shield yourself from the unwanted intrusion of other’s energy, a broken Empathy line will become complete and strong. Sometime in a matter of weeks or even hours (depending on how quickly you learn to harness your energetic shielding). If you deak with a trauma that is disrupting your ability to cope, your lines show how you have changed your future life, through the changes in your present life.
When people are getting a daunting reading of any sort, it’s time for the reader to remind them that divination shows the most likely direction their life will go if they continue on as they are at the moment of the reading. A good follow-up question would be “what would be the likely result if I did X instead?” but often people don’t think of that or have the opportunity to ask that sort of question. But as a reader, I see it as my goal to empower my clients, so I often show them how the lines in hands change. The lines in babies hands tend to be fairly similar, but as you live, the lines in your dominant hand change as you change your future. I can show people how they have already changed their lives, so they need not fear influences shown in their current reading. The Power is in your hands to change your life- and so are the signs that help you direct those changes.
One of CTCW’s favorite events, this space is held with a variety of intentions and benefits the practitioners and recipients alike. We open this space for practitioners who would like more experience with a new-to-them modality or with a modality or technique they may not have used in a while as well as those who would like to join us to give and receive a session. We also welcome people who are in need of a healing boost to come and experience a modality they may not have experienced before. During this time, sessions will be shorter (although not necessarily less effective) and this is also a time when we learn from each other and depart feeling relaxed, empowered, grateful, and all good things. Healing practitioners who volunteer their time for this often learn tips and new techniques to add to their healing toolbox. Note: Open Healing sessions are not meant to replace full sessions given by our amazing practitioners who are available throughout the conference. Practitioners who wish to participate should email Maryalyce at CTCWplanning@gmail.com with a short bio & healing modalities being offered. Recipients who would like to be worked on should use the sign-up sheets posted on the door of the Healing Room.