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Monday, March 21, 2016

Spring Classes Tarot, Crystal Ball, Enneagrams and Tarot

We have a number of interesting classes starting here in April.

Psychic Roundtable Two Versions to Choose From:

The Second Tuesday of the Month we gather at The Sapphire Room 376 Barrie St. to read for each other and try out our intuitive skills. Most of us use cards of some sort but other means of divination are welcome too. $10 at 6:30 to 8:30 pm Join us April 12, May 10, June 7th. No Roundtable in July.

Psychic Rountable on Cogeco TV in Kingston and Napanee the third Monday of the month at 7 pm for one hour. Call or email us with your questions. Marilyn hosts this show and along with her guests answer your questions live on air. Shows are March 21, April 18 May 16 and June 20th. We take the summer off.

Monday April 4th: Learn to Scry. Learn to read and meditate with a crystal ball. Bring your own or borrow one of ours. This class is fun, informative and reveals the secrets of scrying. Scrying is to see or discern and can be done with water, black mirrors or crystal balls. $30 at Marilyn's in Kingston Ontario. Call 613-549-2438 or to register. 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

Monday April 11th and 25th: We will study the Major Arcana of the Tarot to see how each card shows personal traits and development. Emphasis on numbers, which card influences the other, what subtle connections are present in the Tarot. We will create our own giant reading using all the major cards. You are welcome to attend one class at $30 or both classes at $50 at Marilyn's in Kingston. Call to register at 613-549-2438 or 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Monday May 9th: Join us for a Tarot Salon. Marilyn will have some guidelines to follow to do readings. We may examine real readings that Marilyn has done recently so that you can see how they unfold. We may use some of our recently learned skills to do readings. The emphasis is on reading and learning as we try out our skills. We work in small groups and share what we have discovered. $20 at Marilyn's in Kingston, Ontario. Call 613-549-2438 or to register. 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

In the works! We are working on two dates for the end of May early June to study Enneagrams: Nine personality types with a guest teacher. Then we will see who in the Tarot presents with these personality types. Its a great way to deepen our understanding of how Tarot works in the real world. The first date is Tuesday May 31 with a second date in June to be confirmed soon. At Marilyn's in Kingston at 6:30 to 8:30. Pricing soon.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Dream a little dream of?

Do you remember falling in love? Do you remember sharing all your dreams with that person? Do you remember the excitement of realizing that the two of you shared so much? And do you remember the promises you made to that person way back when? Or maybe it was just a week ago?

When was the last time you sat down with that special person and shared your dreams? When was the last time you took a look at your own dreams? Have they changed? Have you changed? Have you and your partner spent any time lately listening to each other's dreams and hopes?

People come to see me to find out what is going on in their relationship. Often they don't know what is going on in their own mind. How can their partner know if they don't? Spend some time with your heart and mind. Let the two of them have a good chat and tune up your dreams, hopes and desires for yourself. How does your partner fit into those dreams? Have you shared these things with the person you live with and promised to love and honor?

When we are too busy to tune-up our hopes and dreams and listen to our own heart, soul and mind we cheat ourselves out of love and happiness. When we get clear on these things we can share them with our partner. When we sit down and dream with each other we can truly live, laugh and love.

A reading often helps people remember many wonderful things and let go of what no longer serves them or their relationships. Dream, dream, dream.....and share those wild and wonderful thoughts with someone who matters a lot to you.

Marilyn Shannon
Helping more people be fearless and find peace for their soul

Thursday, February 18, 2016

You Can't Make Old Friends

Today I am thinking of my sister-in-law who lost her friend last week. This was the friend that had been with her since public school days. They were still very much in each other's life. Maralee posted the lovely song by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton "You Can't Make Old Friends" in tribute to their friendship. A love like that helps heals the wounds of loss.
Tonight I will be having supper with two old friends. We make the effort to stay in touch with each other too. There is a comfort in knowing these two women for such a long time. They know my history and stories. I know theirs. We will laugh, we will know, we will just be tonight. 
I do find though that these long term friendships guide me in making new friends. When new people come into my life and feel comfortable and easy to be with, I an eager to develop that old friend feeling. Friends, spending time with people who feel good to be around, that warms my heart on these cold winter days. 
Today I am so happy to have old friends to share the day with. I am also happy that I can receive the gift of new friends who show me new journeys and joy. 
May the blessing of friendship guide you today.
Marilyn Shannon
Helping More People Be Fearless and Find Peace for Their Soul if you would like to find the blessings in your life

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Rest, its an activity

Good Morning. We are getting a real winter's blast at the moment. Rascal and I are snuggled in for the day. At one time I would have been impatient for the delays brought about by bad weather. Today, I shall rest. Winter is about letting ourselves rest, ponder and wait. Rest in itself is an activity. It is not the usual busy-ness that we embrace. It allows us to rejuvenate and gather our wits about us. It allows us to hear messages from Spirit, from within and hear our soul, emotions and physical body. When we are too tired or too busy to listen we become overwhelmed, depressed or sick. 
Rest: an activity to be used far more frequently than we realize. Enjoy your day. Enjoy a pause and a deep breath if that is all you can fit in. 
Talk to you tomorrow. 
Marilyn Shannon
Helping More People Be Fearless and Find Peace for Their Soul 

Monday, May 25, 2015

Tarot Course: Be Fearless, Be Kind, Be Happy June 8, 15 & 22, 2015

It is International Tarot Day today, May 25th! 

This seems like a great day to let you know about a course Marilyn Shannon is teaching in Kingston on June 8, 15 and 22, 2015

Tarot helps us see problems and more importantly it helps us see all the possible solutions to those problems. The last half of the Major Arcana in the Tarot often deal with fearful and difficult lessons in life. Those cards also show us how to be fearless, kind and happy as we change and grow.

Marilyn will be leading a dynamic discussion on Tarot cards 12 through 21. Specifically we will study the Hanged Man, Death, Temperance, Devil, Tower, Star, Moon, Sun, Judgement and World cards. We will also use your choice of other oracle cards to add to the reading you will be doing for yourself. You will work on personal issues and share with one other person as you read for each other. We will also be making your own Oracle card to help you move forward being fearless, kind and happy.

There is only room for 12 people at Marilyn's and six of those seats are already spoken for. Cost is $90 payable in advance to at Paypal or by email money transfer. $90

No prior experience with Tarot or Oracle cards is necessary. We start where you are. Bring a tarot deck and another oracle deck if you have them. Marilyn has extras for you to borrow. We have fun at Marilyn's on Mondays.

613-549-2438 or today to reserve your spot in this hands on Tarot class.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Fearless + Kind = Happy when we use Tarot

How did I get to happy from where I was using tarot as a key tool? Tarot showed me the way. Tarot showed me how to be fearless about leading the life that was meaningful and rich to me, I did the leg work and I was kind. When I wobbled as I did just last week preparing this presentation I turned to the tarot and stilled the old voices of hell revving up in my head. I took my hand out of the cookie jar and stashed the credit card because those activities after a while are simply not kind.
 I thought about my accomplishments and how I help people and how they help me. The voice that I chose to listen to was happy, fearless and kind spreading into content. It is interesting that two wand cards showed up in my three card spread. Author Rose Gwain states in “Discovering Your Self Through the Tarot” that we feel content when we are in alignment with our fire energy. For me that equates to being happy.

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.” Dennis Waitley

Again using the Gaian Tarot by Joanna Powell Colbert I pulled the third card of this spread for: What does happy mean or look like for me at this time? Up popped the Child of Fire. There he is with his cat at his side toasting his hands over an open fire. Glee and curiosity are written all over his face. And isn’t that just the picture of happiness? Tarot offers me the gift of spiritual connection, curiosity, learning, connection and warmth every time I pick up the deck. My business has grown beyond my wildest dreams. My personal life is rich with people and connections. My eldest son summed it up one day as I was vacuuming the house. He said “I didn’t know that you could vacuum without yelling Mom!” I laughed. I didn’t know I could either and it feels great. Tarot helps us find answers, connect to our community and our spiritual path. I am a student of life warming to the idea of living life as an adventure. Please pull a card and share it with us here in the comments. 

And finally here are five questions using the suits that you might enjoy answering:
1.   How does the suit of cups help you to intuitively see what else is happening in a situation so that you can respond with care and kindness?
2.   How does the suit of Wands help you find contentment within so that you can respond with kindness?
3.   How does the suit of Pentacles help you keep your feet on the ground and look after the basics and be kind to yourself?
4.   How does the suit of Swords help you see your own words and find a the kinder path?
5.   How does the tarot foster a kind way of interacting with others? 

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Tarot + Happy

HappyTarot + Fearless + Kind =Happy. Now there is a mathematical formula that I can work with. How about you? Tarot gave me the guidance to see what might be. Sometimes it was not pretty at all. When the Hanged Man and the Five of Pentacles were permanent residences in my readings things were not feeling very wonderful. The Five of Pentacles even showed up at a Readers Studio conference to answer the question of “What does love mean to you?” And the worst of it was that card made perfect sense! It makes perfect sense to many clients who find love as an empty, lonely and bereft place.

 Yikes! It was a wakeup call for me that something was still wrong with my spirit. Thank you tarot for showing me this. Being happy in today’s world takes a lot of awareness. We need to pay attention to the triggers, the memories and the habits of old that derail happiness. We need to work from a place of abundance, of being enough, of loving life enough to engage in it fully right now.

How am I happy today? Tarot has helped me find a spiritual path that means I don’t have to drown my fears in wine today. My sons come to me when they need help and we can support each other even when we don’t agree whole heartedly. My clients feel supported and witnessed. Students in my home feel that they are safe and free of being judged. We can learn and share. I host a TV show on local television where I can introduce this community to the larger community. It is an important link I believe. Love is no longer a complicated thing. Love is or it is not. Being kind in love makes it much simpler to enjoy life. It is possible to be happy and content knowing that there are ways to deal with any situation. Tarot has given me a community of like-minded souls in my life.

 Best of all the people in my life who do not love tarot and the metaphysical world like I do have come to respect that it is part of my life in a big way. Walking the tarot walk, talking the tarot talk fearlessly and kindly has brought so much happiness in to my life that I will never again give this up.

Pull a card for what happy looks like in your life today. Share it here if you like.

Fearless Questions:What is it about using tarot cards that helps you find your fearless being?How can those tough cards show you how to be fearless?How do blocks and challenges in the tarot bring out your fearless reader?How do you approach reading for someone who intimidates, concerns or worries you?How do you deal with the tough stuff in a tarot reading?How does being fearless and using tarot help you know when to hold them and know when to fold them? Or more precisely when to take action and when to wait?

Kind Questions:Can tarot teach us the language of kindness?Can tarot show us where we are kind and where we might need to be kind?Do you find kindness something that is worthwhile in your life?What is the kindest card in the deck as far as you see today? Why? What does it tell you today about you?

HappyWhat does happiness feel like to you? Do you recognize it?How does a tarot reading take the challenge out of the moment, day or week ahead?