A few weeks ago I was talking about some things with a friend of mine and I mentioned that I practice crystal scrying for my clients:
“Crystal scrying? What is that exactly?”
“Well, in my case, crystal ball reading.”
“Oh! Well now that’s something you don’t normally hear about! How old fashioned!”
I found myself somewhat surprised, but the more I thought about it the more sense it made. While I do know Readers who scry for clients, most of the people I know who do scry, do so privately and not for others. The Crystal Ball Reader has unfortunately become a symbol representing “scam artist fortune tellers” or eccentric fictional magical characters (i.e. Professor Trelawny in Harry Potter).While crystal scrying is making a comeback it still carries the cultural baggage it brings with it.
I was introduced to scrying at a very young age, and had a certain knack for it. Unfortunately I set my gift aside for a number of years largely due to a personal prejudice against crystal ball readers. In my teen years I was reintroduced to scrying when I purchased a beautiful crystal ball from a Botanica I frequented. It sparked a new passion in me to work on this gift so that I could not only share it with others, but also undo the years of personal prejudice I had against crystal ball readers.
Happy Saint Nicholas' Day! and no, I don't mean Santa Claus!
Saint Nicholas was an actual human being born in the 4th Century in what is now modern day Turkey. He was renown for his abundant giving to those most in need. A good example sure, but how does this idea of giving apply to us spiritually? The great Charles Fillmore, in his amazing spiritual classic Prosperity comments on the spiritual practice of giving to others:
“See yourself as the steward of God handing out His inexhaustible supplies. In this manner you are setting into action mental and spiritual forces that eventually bring large results into visibility. Be happy in your giving. God loves a cheerful giver because his mind and heart are open to the flow of the pure substance of Being that balances all things.”
Nicholas cultivated this spiritual practice and transformed his spirit into a source of Abundance and Love for everyone he came in contact with. This time of year is known for giving, but we can cultivate this principle year round just like Nicholas did.