Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Past Life in India Helps a Woman Claim Confidence to Open a Business


Channeled another incredible past life reading today!  I always love how Spirit shows up and gives you details of a past life and the information can support you both now and in the next stage of your life.

The person was shown a life in India in the 1400’s.  She was a wealthy young woman, who lost her parents and her family fortune in one fail swoop!  Another wealthy family adopted her and she gained two siblings and the chance to study and become a teacher. At the age when most young women would marry, she was presented 3 suitors and she turned two of them down.  To the third she said that she wanted him to help her build a school, which he did!  She did not marry him for 20 years! She taught and managed the school and helped hundreds of children.  Later, her niece was educated and trained to take over the school.  She made the most of a life that cast her as an orphan and then gave her a chance to fulfill her dreams.

When I felt into the energy of the man who would be her life partner and later husband, I felt “uncle” and asked her if she had an uncle in this current life, with whom she is/was very close.  Yes, she said, although her uncle passed away about 20 years ago. She misses him a great deal and loved hearing this.

She had a wonderful life and saw the confidence, fortitude and persistence displayed by the woman.  Interestingly, it was confidence that she was seeking to start a new chapter in her life.  She has dreams of opening her own business and now she knows she can.

She also met a Spirit Guide, who was a tiny fairy, with the exuberant energy of a 17 year old, ready to help her take a leap into this new part of life.  She was told to call on her Guide often and connect especially outside in Nature. Her Guide kept showing me her fairy-like self, energetic and ready to fly!

At the very end, we pulled a card for a Spirit Animal and she received Frog Spirit.  This animal guide asks you to clear out the clutter, move forward and take a leap!

I found it so interesting that I heard "take a leap" 3 times during her past life reading.  I told her: “You are SO ready for what's next!  So, claim the confidence, fortitude and persistence embodied by your past life self and go for it!”

I am always so grateful to clients for allowing me to read for them and share a tiny part of their journey. 

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Monday, August 24, 2020

Crystals for Healing and Emotional Support

All of the years that I was buying crystals and making jewelry for myself and others, I was intuitively using crystals for emotional support and healing.  In 2015, I felt led to take some training and chose to work with Michelle Welch at SoulTopia Academy.  I earned my Level 1 and Level 2 certifications with Michelle in crystal healing.   Now I make crystal selections in a more conscious fashion, although I still rely on my intuition to guide me in some instances.

When a relative passed away in the summer of 2015, I collected some crystals for grief and put them in a silk bag in my purse.  I also wore two yellow calcite bracelets, which support grief and grieving. After the funeral, I flew home and reflected on how I felt. This is what I told my husband Steve:  “I felt supported.  I felt that with the essential oils and crystals, I was held in the arms of my angels and was free to feel my feelings, without the fear of being overwhelmed.” (Essential oils can also support your emotional health and healing.  More on that later.)

What are some other crystals to use for emotional support and healing?  Well, you can always Google “crystals for ______” and get lots of information. There are also wonderful crystal bibles and books available.  I recommend those by Adrienne Goff, Philip Permutt and Judy Hall.  Go to Half Price Books and ask your friends what crystal books have supported their growth.

There are many ways that you can use a crystal or stone. Choose a method that is comforting and easy for you to do. 

Here are some ideas:
1. Hold it in your hand and close your eyes for a few seconds. As you feel your feelings, allow the power of the stone to support you.  Then, ask the crystal to alleviate your pain and gently clear the energy. Lepidolite or Lithium Quartz are my favorite crystals for soothing myself or calming anxiety.  I also love Rose Quartz and it is very inexpensive to obtain.
(Here is a photo of Lithium Quartz.)


2. Carry one or two stones in your pocket. I usually carry a Black Tourmaline in my pocket for negativity or negative people. I also carry Rose Quartz and my Lithium Quartz.
3. Put a crystal under your pillow for healing while you sleep. You can also place crystals on your nightstand, dresser or around your home for healing and to add beauty.

4. Buy beads of the crystals and make a bracelet or a necklace to soothe and heal yourself. Lapiz is one of my favorites.  However, I have LOTS of necklaces and bracelets in all colors.(Just ask my husband, Cowboy Psychic Steve Spur!)

5. Hold a crystal during meditation or sit it on a table or shelf nearby.  Amethyst or Smokey Quartz are good to use.  Another favorite is Clear Quartz, because it amplifies any other stone.
It's fun to go to a "rock shop" or metaphysical store that sells crystals and let a crystal "pick" you.  Then, you can research the crystals you took home and learn more about yourself and how crystals can support you in your healing and growth. 

A simple rule of thumb is to buy a crystal in the color that corresponds to the chakra you may be wanting to heal or balance.   

When you schedule a Guidance Reading or Coaching Session, I may refer to specific crystals or gemstones that your Guides & Angels recommend for your journey.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Oracle of the 7 Energies - My New Deck!

Good morning! I haven’t written in my blog in quite some time. Life happens, busy with projects at my “day job” and busy with Coffee & Cards and other sessions with clients.
What is Coffee & Cards? It is a weekly get together with our Tribe in Waxahachie, to share 3 card readings for ourselves. We do these readings with Angel and Oracle cards. Previously, we were meeting at Fresh Market Kitchen & Coffee in Waxahachie. The pandemic changed all that.
Now, we meet on Zoom! Every Saturday morning at 10 AM CST, we meet and share our “HERO” card from our 3 card reading. I do a reading for myself, making notes and highlighting key insights. Then, I share my “HERO” card with the group, when it is my turn to share during the weekly meeting.
What is a “HERO” card? Well, it’s the card that:
· Stands out
· Resonates most deeply
· Really “speaks” to you
· Jumps out of the deck when you are shuffling or pulling cards
For example, last Saturday, I pulled 3 cards from my brand new Oracle of the 7 Energies Deck by Colette Baron-Reid:
-Earth Magic
-A Merry Motive
-The Land Between
Earth Magic jumped out at me and said, “pick me, pick me!” It is an illustration of two feet on the ground, with legs crossed at the ankles, as if in a dance pose. In fact, I first thought I saw ballet shoes on the feet! There are stars both up above the ground and down below, with the root system. The idea is that once you are “grounded” manifesting is easy! By being grounded, we are able to realize our goals and desires. Being grounded in Nature, you are safe within the quiet, dark place where magic begins, where EVERYTHING begins.

In the guidebook that accompanies the cards, Colette shares that “The Earth is a conscious, living thing that does miraculous things!” I am a part of the Earth and she is a part of me. So, I can imagine anchoring my energy to this truly magic place.
Especially during the pandemic, where so many of us are floundering, hiding, coasting or whatever you call this “in-between” time we are in, it is good to be anchored in the Earth.
What if, instead of feeling BURIED in the dark, I envision myself as PLANTED in the nutrient rich, magical soil, where my seeds are germinating, ready to sprout in a few months?
I am grateful for new awareness and new ways of reframing this passage of my life . . .

Friday, February 22, 2019

Will the "True" PJ Spur Please Stand Up!

I opened my Birch Box this morning and before I threw the big box away, something caught my eye. It was addressed to:

The True PJ Spur

How cool!

The “True” PJ Spur. That is so affirming. Then, I began to ask myself, “Who IS the “True” PJ?

Is she the little girl who loved to play outdoors in the backyard with her sisters?

Is she the pre-teen who skateboarded to her grandmother’s house and back with a casserole or something from that wonderful kitchen?

Is she the young business woman who was blazing trails in Corporate America in the ‘70’s?

Is she the young mom with two kids, balancing home, work and Sunday School teaching duties?

Is she the woman who blinks and finds herself with grand daughters and the title of “Mimi”?

Yes, I am all of these and so much more.

This is the “True” PJ Spur, reporting for duty on Planet Earth . . .

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Past Lives In India - Do You Have One?

On Sunday, I attended a play called "The Red Pashmina." It was an interesting study in past lives, reincarnation and how two soul mates meet again and again over time.

It began with a hypnotist bringing a young man out of a regression, as he sputtered and gasped for air. His past life included being thrown overboard at sea!

The play went on and on, through the ages in India. These two souls, one female and one male, kept meeting and then being separated by circumstances or other people. It was truly harrowing to watch.

When the hypnotist brought in a female client, I began to see what might be happening. Yes, her memories were similar to his memories and when a name was similar, the hypnotist had a wonderful idea.

The main theme of the play represented that we are bound to repeat old patterns until we become aware of them and make conscious change.

The dancing and costumes were so fun. I really enjoyed the play and the lesson it also taught in a very gentle and compassionate way.

Although I have seen 16 of my past lives, I have never seen one set in India. Perhaps I need to investigate this corner of the world and see what treasure awaits me.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Compassion for Myself

Over the past few months, I’ve been reading Talk to Yourself like a Buddhist, by Cynthia Kane.

This book is available on Amazon:

I love books like this, because not only do you get the author’s knowledge and experience in the subject matter, you also get exercises to ground what you learn and give you tools for growth.

The chapter on the Practice of Listening really spoke to me. Do you really listen when you hear those words you say to yourself, over and over? What themes are you reprising?

For example, here is a list of themes that you might be featuring and one negative statement for each:

I am unloveable.

Physical Appearance
I am ugly

She is more successful than I am

Personal Development
I meditate daily, but I still get angry in traffic!

So, to quote Cynthia Kane, “Fire the Drill Sargent and Hire the Cheerleader!” Every time you “hear” a negative admonition, replace it with something positive.

Although I am a long way from totally eliminating negative self-talk, I AM listening and I AM catching myself more and more. When I bring in the Cheerleader and high five myself, the days go better!

Send compassion to yourself, as well as others!

Monday, August 13, 2018

Mindfulness & Meditation Retreat - Retreat in the Pines

My daughters and I spent the weekend at a beautiful retreat center in East Texas: Retreat in the Pines.

We ate delicious, healthy, locally grown food, enjoyed meditation and yoga practices in a variety of settings, learned new ways to slow down and unplug and met new Soul Companions.

Our drive from the Dallas/Fort Worth area was about two hours. As we drove further and further, the landscape became greener and greener, with tall pines, sycamores and live oaks reaching to the sky. We treated ourselves by stopping at the Dairy Palace in Canton and I had the BEST peach ice cream I’ve ever eaten!

Along side Blue Bell, the Dairy Palace also offered Henry’s Homemade Ice cream and every bit of my peach ice cream included little bits of fresh peaches. Yummy!
A few miles further, we were directed off of the main road and saw the sign for The Waldo Way Dairy Farm. We passed beautiful, fawn and white colored Guernsey cows, gently grazing on both sides of the road. This farm boasts yogurt, milk and butter. Maybe the next time we visit East Texas, we can stop in! Here is their website for more info:

Theresa Polley has created the perfect retreat center, with everything that today’s woman needs to relax, recharge and re-energize her life. The modern cedar Main House has a full kitchen, community room, three bedrooms and 2 full baths. My daughters and I shared a bedroom with 3 twin beds, which was perfect for us. A large closet, night stands, lots of electrical plugs and nice bedding were available. Theresa even provided ear plugs! The bathroom offered nice towels, body wash and other niceties for our visit. Two bathrooms meant there was rarely a time when you couldn’t get into one! If it happened, there was a bathroom in the Dining Hall, one in the Yoga Studio and another one in the Guest Quarters.

The kitchen in the Main House was stocked with coffee, an assortment of teas and everything we needed to serve ourselves. A large refrigerator meant we could keep our waters, wine and other beverages cold.

The Dining Hall featured long wooden tables, put together in a U-shape that fostered lots of conversation and sharing. All meals were served buffet-style on a counter near the Staff Kitchen door.

A sweet woman named Sandy prepared all of our meals from scratch: nothing canned, microwaved or pre-prepared at Retreat in the Pines! Great veggies, homemade hummus, delicious fruit trays, fresh baked breads and whole grain chips and crackers. The food was truly amazing. Lots of dried fruits and nuts for snacks and delicious high-quality chocolates, also.

And wine! Did I mention that their slogan is “Yoga, Wine and Laughter”? Theresa puts out several nice white and red wines each evening. Guests are also encouraged to bring their own favorite wines. And, if you forgot to BYOB, there are several nice wineries within driving distance of the retreat grounds. In fact, there are 19 wineries on the Piney Woods Wine Trail that covers the area all around the Retreat center.

For all meals and snack occasions, nice glassware is used, in keeping with Theresa’s eco-friendly philosophy. In fact, we ate on nice plateware, had cloth napkins, glass drinking glasses and glass coffee mugs. Everything that isn’t recycled is added to the compost pile, with only a small amount of trash left over each day.
Theresa grows herbs on site and sources the chicken, vegetables and fruit locally, as much as possible. Someone on her staff bakes all of the breads they serve. There are quite a few gluten free options, also.

I have been enjoying a modified vegetarian-style eating plan and I found a lot of options at every meal. The Sunday Gratitude Brunch was my favorite meal. Lots of creamy eggs, with cheese and guacamole to add. Fresh fruits, homemade coffeecake and two pots of coffee were never empty!

And massage! We scheduled massages with Jan Hauk of Galveston, who drives up for the weekend retreats. She was WONDERFUL!!! My daughter also enjoyed her massage with another practitioner.

We chose the Mindfulness & Meditation Retreat with Michelle Brazell, who has been practicing yoga since 2008 and teaching since 2011. Michelle has the most soothing voice and led us on some amazing meditation journeys. The Lovingkindness Meditation was my favorite. My daughter really enjoyed the combination Restorative Yoga with Letting Go Guided Meditation.

I really enjoyed the free time to wander all over the property, go on long walks and journal on the screened in porch or front porch swing. One of my daughters and I walked the tiny road that led to the gate and main road, seeing lots of beautiful vegetation, a campfire ring and lots and lots of the tallest trees I’ve ever seen. We had rain several times, but most was gentle sprinkles or light rain that we didn’t mind walking through. Very peaceful and calming.

We also had a chance to make some DIY aromatherapy sprays with their collection of essential oils and great recipes. Some of the ladies colored mandalas or affirmation papers and enjoyed a little break or some conversation with other retreat attendees. Afterwards, we enjoyed driving into the small town that was nearby to do a little shopping.

My favorite part of the weekend was getting to spend time with my daughters. We laughed and told stories on the two hour drive. We did card readings in the evenings and encouraged each other in the yoga practice sessions. We shared 5 meals together, took walks, stood on one leg in “tree pose,” shared our gratitude statements at the group dinner. It was truly amazing.

Thank you Theresa, Michelle and Sandy for a remarkable experience. We are already planning our next retreat with you at Retreat in the Pines. PJ Spur