Path of the Peaceful Psychic

Bringing peace and tranquility into your life 

The topic of this week’s show couldn’t have come at a more appropriate time. As a Master’s student, I am just two weeks away from my thesis deadline. Talk about anxiety! Not to mention, I am currently in the process of looking for a full-time job here in Cork. This process hasn’t been that easy considering many recruiters and employers are hesitant to hire foreigners in fear that staying long-term in Ireland isn’t on the horizon. While juggling all these feelings of pressure, fear of the unknown (and being broke!), and insecurity, adding some peace into my life is a much appreciated gift.

Each week the ladies begin the show by discussing an “animal of the week” and a “crystal of the week”. It is important to note that Samantha gets most of her information from two helpful sources:

Cassandra Eason’s Healing Crystals: An Illustrated Guide to 150 Crystals and Gemstones 

The Crystal Bible by Judy Hall 

This week’s crystal is Prehnite (aka “The Healer Stone” and “The Prophecy stone”). It is usually faint lime green/yellow in color. This little stone possesses a multitude of powers. It is used to:

  • strengthen intuitive ability
  • create a sense of unconditional love
  • enhance the visualization process and aid in meditation
  • enhances inner-knowing
  • seals auric field in a protective shield of divine energy
  • enhances trust in the Universe and the soul
  • can assist those suffering from phobias or nightmares
  • increases ability to recall dreams

Whoa! Talk about a hardworking gem! While I don’t have prehnite in my collection just yet, I feel as though this would make a great addition my crystal menagerie.

As a pagan, Deb’s wisdom regarding messages from animal spirit and nature is unparalleled! She uses Jamie Sams’ and David Carson’s book as a reference.

This week’s animal is antelope, a graceful creature which embodies peace, balance, and centeredness. Antelope represents the notion of “knowledgable action” and connection to light. Antelope energy reminds us to possess the courage within us to act when needed. Calling upon the spirit of the antelope will enable you to feel the courage needed to take a positive course of action.

This message is personally significant for me since I find my anxious thoughts holding me back from undertaking certain pursuits. Too often I find myself paralyzed by fear of inferiority or “not enoughness” that I don’t even allow myself to act. For example, fear of rejection from job applications has kept me from being more courageous in my job search (i.e. calling recruiters first, applying for roles that I feel I “might be” unqualified for). However, by incorporating the lessons taught by antelope medicine, I have had a bit more confidence to call recruiters and speak with employers in person instead of simply doing online applications.

Furthermore, antelope energy reminds us that we are called to a higher purpose and to always do what is needed to preserve our personal powers. For me, this message emphasizes that I should pursue self-expression through writing. In the past, I was so fearful of criticism and critique that I kept most of my works to myself. I have started yet failed to complete many novels. There are several short stories waiting in file folders begging for completion. Harnessing antelope spirit has reminded me to act on my passion and not let baseless fears remain a hindrance.

“The fear of the unknown subsides once action begins.”

This week’s podcast teaches us that power resides within each of us, especially the power to create peace. Lately, we may have felt powerless as bad news seems to bombard us and the state of the world seems to be in turmoil. However, we have choices that dictate how we conduct our lives. For me, I choose to have my bedroom be a peaceful sanctuary, a serene place to unplug and regroup. Crystals adorn my window seal, the curtains are always open to allow natural light to beam in, and a calming color palette enhances feelings of zen.

As peace-seekers, it is important to discern the things in which we have control over. We may not be able to end all the suffering in the world. We can, however, act on being warriors of peace in our own lives. We can choose to smile and be silent when someone is rude to us. We can choose to do small acts of kindness for a stranger or a friend. We can choose to read a book or meditate rather than watch the news. Simple choices we make each day impact our lives in unimaginable ways. Even how we speak to ourselves (i.e. “self-talk”) is crucial to our level of inner joy and peace.

In this hectic world, with the chaos that is life, it helps to remind yourself:

I am okay. In this moment I am at peace. Everything will be fine. 

The ladies then guide us through several wonderful meditations. They also recommend reading the following books to further your spiritual and meditative practice:

Peace in Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life by Thich Nhat Hanh

The Path to Tranquility: Daily Meditations by His Holiness the Dalai Lama (audio CD)

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I am always grateful for the messages of love and light that these two wonderful women impart each and every week. What did you take away from this week’s episode? Share your thoughts in the comments section.