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Exploring leading edge thought, tools, and approaches to working with spirit and energy. Guest interviews and discussions covering spirituality, communicating with spirit, psychic and intuitive work, neuroscience, Tarot, dreams, working with energy, how to raise our own energy and manifest our heart's desire, how to thrive as a person tuned in to spirit/energy of others, and more.

Spirit and Energy Podcast Dan Johnson

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Exploring leading edge thought, tools, and approaches to working with spirit and energy. Guest interviews and discussions covering spirituality, communicating with spirit, psychic and intuitive work, neuroscience, Tarot, dreams, working with energy, how to raise our own energy and manifest our heart's desire, how to thrive as a person tuned in to spirit/energy of others, and more.

    Tarot Techniques Marseilles and Triadic Tarot with Annette Wakulenko

    Tarot Techniques Marseilles and Triadic Tarot with Annette Wakulenko

    Annette Wakulenko, creator of the Triadic Tarot and author of The Tarot: A Strange and Wondrous Thing, offers techniques for using any Tarot deck, insight into the history and meaning of Marseilles-style Tarot decks, and the unique creation and use of her Triadic Tarot deck. 
    Annette did not have direct experience of experiencing the spirit world at a young age.  Rather, she just had a sense of knowingness.  She has been drawn to the Marseilles style Tarot deck after seeing an image of one of the cards.
    A Marseilles Tarot deck is “block printed” and the colors are stenciled over the print.  The “pip” cards of a Marseilles deck are non-scenic.  Marseilles pip cards have literal drawings (five wands, four cups, etc.) rather than scenes with people and backgrounds on them.  Pip cards are the Ace through 10 of each suit.
    We don’t really know when the first Marseilles deck was created.   There were Tarot decks created for the Italian nobility in the 1400s.  The earliest documented deck is from 1440. 
    When Annette first saw her first Marseilles deck, it felt very familiar to her and she has been drawn to it ever since.  The Marseilles deck inspires a more intuitive way of reading.
    Annette created the Triadic Tarot deck.  The cards are square in shape, creating four different ways a card can be read (in contrast to most other Tarot decks with rectangular cards that are read in two ways, “upright” and “reversed”). 
    Annette’s book, The Tarot: A Strange and Wondrous Thing, was written to help others read Tarot de Marseilles decks as there are not many resources available to Tarot readers.  It also contains MANY intuitive techniques of reading  Tarot that can be used with any Tarot deck, making it invaluable even if someone does not read a Marseilles style deck. 
    Annette also has a little booklet that is available free to anyone who sends her a self-addressed stamped envelope (with 2 stamps on it) that explains how to read pip cards that have no scenic illustrations on the cards. 
    One way of reading Ace through 10 cards that are non-scenic (cards that only have literally 6 cups on them or 3 swords on them):  The first three cards of any suit (Ace, Two, Three) would be the commencement triad or beginning of an undertaking in the realm of that suit.  Cards Four, Five, and Six of any suit comprise the opposition triad – all the problems you run into once you take on that project.  Cards Seven, Eight, and Nine comprise the equilibrium triad, designating a project that is maturing or has matured and is functioning.  Card 10 represents integration – you have integrated the experience and the learning that resulted from it.
    Spread Analysis is another technique that can be used with any Tarot deck.  Notice the expression of the figures, the gesture of the figure, what the figure is gazing at in the nearby card.
    Annette is a firm believer in allowing the meaning of a card or spread to jump out at you rather than referring to a book or resource.

    The earliest Marseilles decks included two shades of blue color, one or two shades of green, one shade of red, and a single shade of yellow.  During the Industrial Revolution the number of colors on Marseilles-style decks was reduced for economic and production reasons.  The Triadic Tarot re-incorporates these colors that were lost to give the reader a stronger sense and connection to nature. 
    When beginning with Tarot, look at each card and jot down what that card evokes in you as a way of getting to know the meaning of each card.  When looking at cards in a spread, look at how the cards relate to each other – where they are looking, how the cards might interact with each other, etc. 
    Visit Annette Wakulenko’s website at  www.arcanapress.net for information about Annette’s unique Triadic Tarot Deck, her book The Tarot: A Strainge and Wondrous Thing, and to receive a copy of her free “little tan book” with Tarot techniques.
    Ann

    • 25 min
    Managing Your Energy and Mental Health During COVID-19 with Rebecca Lepoff

    Managing Your Energy and Mental Health During COVID-19 with Rebecca Lepoff

    Managing Your Energy and Mental Health During COVID-19
    with Rebecca Lepoff
    Rebecca first started noticing the energy of those around her while doing community mental health work.  One particular client was so negative that she felt his negativity and the negativity stayed with her even after meeting with that client.
    According to Elaine Aron, author of The Highly Sensitive Person, some Common characteristics of people who are sensitive to energy around them (such as empaths) include:
    People around you tell you that you are “too sensitive” You have a rich inner life Bright lights or strong smells affect you more easily that others You tend to avoid violent TV shows and movies The benefits of being a highly sensitive person:
    You can be aware of your surroundings and others which lets you have more empathy and compassion You have the capacity for high emotional intelligence, which can help you be a more effective leader in the workplace For Rebecca, one of the rewards for working in the mental health field is seeing people’s lives change for the better.
    Ways to stay grounded, especially during COVID-19 pandemic:
    Change your focus or thoughts about things that drain your energy to a focus or thought on something that uplifts you.  Observe your self-talk and deliberately change your self-talk so you talk more positively to yourself.  See yourself and/or your life in a more positive light.  This can have a very positive impact on that person’s mood and happiness level. To get the most out of working with a mental health professional, a client has to WANT to change his or her life and the client has to be comfortable with the mental health professional.
    To maintain your mental health during something like the COVID-19 pandemic:
    Limit your exposure to news media to once a day Deliberately spend time in activities (and with people) that you enjoy Tools to keep you grounded, especially if you are highly sensitive to the energy of others:
    Check in with yourself and determine what is your own energy and what is the energy of another person.  This takes practice but can be very helpful in the long run. Meditate, or participate in a guided meditation, daily. Focus on what you can control (not what you cannot control) Depression is having a hard time feeling motivated; feeling sad; sometimes feeling angry at ourselves or the world; feeling blah or having no emotions
    A lot of our anxiety comes from worrying about “What if . . .” and thinking of the worst-case scenario.
    Tips for easing anxiety and depression:
    Sometimes forcing yourself to do what you know will be good for you rather than waiting to feel motivated to do it.  For example, if you have been working from home for a few days, you might have to “push” yourself to go outside for a walk, after which you will feel better.  The same is often true when it comes to exercise! Do more positive self-talk rather than fighting against your anxiety.  Dr. David Carbonell wrote a book called The Worry Trick in which he talks about not fighting anxiety.  When we say to ourselves “Don’t be anxious,” all our minds hear is “Be anxious.”  Distract your mind by deliberately shifting your focus. Do a “body scan” meditation where you focus on your feet and gradually move up and focus on other parts of your body.  This will help you “get out of your mind” and more into your body. Work with a competent mental health professional to help you with your anxiety and/or depression Look into Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) with a licensed professional There is less and less of a stigma about ensuring your mental health today than there was 20 years ago.  So many people feel alone in their anxiety and depression and sometimes that stigma of seeing a mental health professional keeps people from living happier lives.
    Those seeking help from a mental health professional can visit psychologytoday.com for a list of therapists and their s

    • 27 min
    Reiki and Energy Work with Lee VanZyl

    Reiki and Energy Work with Lee VanZyl

    Reiki and Energy Work with Lee VanZyl
    Spirit and Energy Podcast
    “Reiki” means “energy healing” in Japanese.  Reiki is administered through the hands, allowing life force energy to reach the client. 
    Our body is made of atoms and subatomic particles (energy). 
    Why does Reiki work?  When you work as a healer, you are channeling that energy with intention.  Laboratory studies have shown an energy frequency ranging between .8hz to 30hz gets projected out of the healer’s hands.  Cells regenerate at 2hz, ligaments at 10hz, bone at 7hz and skin at 15hz.  If a Reiki practitioner is able to channel and direct energy of up to 30hz, this can have a positive impact on healing. 
    Usui Reiki is one of the most common modalities of Reiki.  Reiki training commonly go through three levels of training to learn about energy healing (including self-healing). 
    Reiki is used in some hospitals and hospice as well.
    Lee believes that spiritual and energy workers benefit by healing themselves.  The best healers are the often the wounded warriors who have gone through their own healing process.
    Reiki is different than massage.  Massage is actually palpates the body tissue and muscles, where Reiki is more of laying hands on someone’s energy field or laying hands gently on a person’s body.
    Each person experiences Reiki differently.  Many clients fall asleep on a Reiki table, feeling very relaxed.  Some people will feel nothing while others will feel heat, a tingle, or slight pain with a sudden release during a Reiki session.  In most cases, people feel calm and relaxed at the end of a Reiki session.
    If you are interested in learning Reiki, find a Reiki Master who also performs Reiki with clients so the training will include lots of practice in addition to theory.
    To strengthen your own energy flow:  (1) Simply move in a state of gratitude and appreciation each day because how we feel will affect our energy.  (2)  Focus on your heart center and
    Lee VanZyl’s websites:  thesouthafricanmedium.com and montclairpsychicschool.com  Lee VanZyl’s Facebook: The South African Medium and Montclair Metaphysical Center  
    Lee VanZyl’s Instagram: The South African Medium   
    Host Dan Johnson’s websites:  www.performancemastery.com  and www.vibrationalintelligence.com

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    • 30 min
    Transformational Presence and Manifesting With Alan Seale

    Transformational Presence and Manifesting With Alan Seale

    Spirit and Energy Podcast presents:
    Manifesting, Intuition, and Transformational Presence with Alan Seale
    Intuition is simply paying attention. Alan integrates the voice of intuition into everything he does throughout the day and anchors his connection to intuition through meditation each morning.
    Manifesting is simply the alignment of energy. Alignment of thought, intention, action, everything about your being is aligned with what is trying to happen. What is trying to happen may be a “bigger” energy than what you individually want to happen. Think in terms of “Are you talking to life, or are you letting life talk to you?”
    When you align with the bigger energy of “what’s trying to happen,” that energy wave will carry you vs. you trying to force something to happen.
    “Push Against or Partner With” tool below helps you to shift your relationship with an ongoing challenge and helps you to pay attention to what is really trying to happen:
    Think of something that is you are having a hard time with right now.   For just a moment, try pushing against it. Try to make something happen. Notice what happens in your body and your breath. Feel the energy of “push against it – make something happen.” [It often feels exhausting.] Take a moment to shake off/clear yourself of that experience. Now take another breath, and imagine you can drop down beneath the challenge or lift yourself up above it – a place where you can just observe. Pay attention. Notice what you are observing. Notice what’s trying to happen. There’s a message trying to come through or a shift that is trying to happen. What happens if you partner with what is trying to happen? Let it carry you. Whatever it wants you to know, whatever it’s asking of you, say “Yes” to that. Notice what happens in your body now, what has shifted. [Often feels lighter, relaxed.] Pay attention to your body – it is talking to you all the time. We are in dialogue with our intuition all the time – they key is to pay attention to it and trust it.
    Transformational Presence is creating the optimal conditions that allows transformation and the greatest potential to happen. “Presence” is how you show up and what people experience when you show up. Transformation means “change across form.” “Change” happens from the outside. “Transformation” happens on the inside and working from the inside out. It’s a shift in vibrational frequency or pattern.
    While there are many viewpoints on leadership – first you follow a leader, then you lead yourself in what you want to do, then you lead others. Few leadership paradigms recognize that the “potential” or “what’s wants to happen” is actually the leader.
    To strengthen your own Transformational Presence, Listen at all levels – listen to those you lead, listen to the environment in which you operate, listen and pay attention to the energy of “what is trying to happen”.
    Here's a simple process that will also help you strengthen your transformational presence:
    What wants to happen? [What’s the opportunity that’s available to you right now?] So who is that asking you to be? [Who is this opportunity asking you to be?] What’s this opportunity asking you to do? [What’s the next step? The next step is all you need.] After you’ve taken that next step, notice now what wants to happen. Then repeat the process by going back to Question 2.  
    Alan Seale: transformationalpresence.org and alanseale.com
    Alan’s books include: Intuitive Living, Soul Mission Life Vision, The Manifestation Wheel, and Transformational Presence
    Host Dan Johnson’s websites:  www.performancemastery.com  and www.vibrationalintelligence.com

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    • 39 min
    Clairaudience and Spirit Humor With Lisa Bousson

    Clairaudience and Spirit Humor With Lisa Bousson

    Clairaudience and Spirit Humor with Medium Lisa Bousson
    Lisa remembers seeing spirit as early as the age of 4.  She learned quickly, from the response of her parents and others around her, not to talk about it – that this was something she was likely going to just keep to herself.
    If there are kids who are having psychic or mediumistic experiences, it’s important for their parents to learn how to talk about these experiences with their children.  Having psychic or mediumistic insight is very natural for us as human beings and children would benefit from learning that their experiences are “normal”.  The numerous television shows that feature mediums and psychics do help the general population understand this is a real, and oftentimes normal, experience to have.
    Lisa perceives much of her mediumship clairaudiently, meaning she “hears” spirit, but most everything she receives is filtered through clairsentience – how she feels or how her body feels about what she is hearing (clairaudiently) or seeing (clairvoyantly).  In other words, her clairaudience informs her other senses of perceiving spirit.
    Lisa “hears” spirit both inside her head as well as spirit messages that seem to be coming from a source outside of her head.  She can receive as much as several sentences clairaudiently.  In contrast, Lisa also experiences spirit through claircognizance, when means “clear knowing” or a sense of knowing something with certainty.  When she gets a message through claircognizance, Lisa often just gets a word or two from spirit.
    When Lisa is perceiving spirit clairaudiently, it’s like she’s reading herself a story silently.  She now experiences the energy of her own thoughts and ideas as different than the energy that accompanies spirit speaking to her clairaudiently.
    When developing your mediumship, one of the biggest hurdles is to not care if you are right or not – just give the messages that you receive.  Practicing with an element of playfulness helps you be easy on yourself and makes you less self-conscious about being “right”.  Your accuracy will develop much faster if you simply trust the messages and impressions that you receive.
    When spirit brings forth answers, it’s always “truth”.  Spirit may tease or have fun with you, but spirit never lies.  You get to set how you are going to communicate with spirit – you are in the driver’s seat.
    Spirit communicated with us in a way that is similar to a game of “mental charades.” 
    Working with spirit gives you a larger world view, a “big picture lens” through which you view the world which results in a stronger sense of freedom. 
    Because mediums and psychics can be highly sensitive, it’s very helpful to have a strong sense of centeredness and to ground yourself when doing work with spirit. 
    How to develop or strengthen your clairaudience (your ability to “hear” spirit):
    q  Pay attention to random thoughts that pop into your head and keep a journal of these
    q  Take note of EVERYTHING you are hearing
    Spirit’s messages are not meant to instill fear.  Rather, think of Spirit working in your favor.  If Spirit whispers to you to call your grandfather, it may be just a reminder to spend time with your grandfather and tell him you love him.  Spirit’s messages are not to be feared.
    Lisa Bousson:  www.lisabousson.com or www.mediumlisa.com
    Facebook:  LisaBousson
    Twitter: @lisabousson
    Host Dan Johnson’s websites:  www.performancemastery.com  and www.vibrationalintelligence.com ​

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    • 40 min
    Dream Work and Interpretation with Dan Johnson

    Dream Work and Interpretation with Dan Johnson

    Dream Work and Interpretation with Dan Johnson, CPC, CNTC
    "The soul thinks in images."  – Aristotle
    Think of a bridge.  Our dreams are really a bridge to our waking life.  What’s going on in our dreams is often a reflection of what is going on in our waking life.
    Common types of dreams:
    Unprepared – you didn’t study for a test in college Rehearsal dreams – you rehearsal what you are going to experience the next day, a dry-run or rehearsal Nightmares – wake up with heart pounding and break out in a sweat Flying in the air  Spirit communication – conversations with people on the other side Jumbled mess   
    NOTE:  Sometimes we dream because we don’t give ourselves time to dream during the day/waking life.  Our brain has two networks -- Task Positive Network (tasks, goals, short-term memory, planning, abstract reasoning) and Default Mode Network (Dream, visioning, introspection).  When we are so focused on tasks 24/7, we drown out the voice of intuition and insight (Task Positive Network).  We are healthiest with an “integrated brain” where we access both default mode and task positive networks.
     
    How to recall your dreams:
    Give yourself time to clear the day, write out what happened during the day.  Do this right before bedtime. Set the intention the night before that you will remember your dream.  Repeat the process as repetition helps us to recall dreams.  It  may take six months (of doing the dream exercise twice a week) but that repetition helps. Have a journal next to the bedside or a digital recorder.  (Try to minimize the number of buttons you have to push to start the recorder.) Write (or record your voice) immediately upon waking, preferably without taking your head off the pillow.  Be less concerned about how pretty your handwriting works and more concerned about capturing the content of your dream.  Once we raise our head up, our dream memory seems to fall away.  Try to keep the light low so you won’t adjust to waking life just yet.  You don’t have to record everything, try to capture three key elements:  Emotions, Symbols, and People Our dreams are really a bridge to our waking life.  What’s going on in our dreams is often a reflection of what is going on in our waking life.
     
    Tips to help you recall your dreams:  Minimize alcohol consumption, avoid being overtired, have uninterrupted sleep, and avoid using an alarm clock
    Three Methods to Work With or Interpret Your Dreams: 
    Remember:  Dreams are often a bridge to your waking life
    Quick Five Minute Dialogue. Write out the dream.  Identify what element of the dream (person or thing or emotion) that most stands out.  Then do a 5 minute written dialogue with that person, thing, or emotion.  Example:  I had a dream where the green monster under the bed stood out the most.  So you have a written dialogue.  Ask “What are you trying to tell me?” and have a written conversation back and forth (answer as if you were the monster).  You could also ask “What do you have to tell me?”  Then set it aside and look at it a day later to see what pops up. Gestalt: Everything in the dream is you. Say out loud where every person in the dream is you.  Give example of woman who dreamt about her boyfriend who, in her dream, was very demanding and was always focused on getting things done.  When she restated the dream as herself, she froze, realizing in her waking life she yearned to claim her power and get things accomplished.  Her dream was inviting her to claim her power and achieve what she wanted to achieve and not give her power away. The List. Write out the dream. Make a list of those emotions, people, and images that stand out from the dream. For each item on your list, write a sentence about your waking life that includes the emotion/person/image on your list.  (One sentence per item on your list.) Read all the sentences you wrote. BRIDGE:  What in your waking life is re

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