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Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Reconnecting With Myself In Sri Lanka

My vacation in Sri Lanka meant to be just that, a vacation. I was prepared for a glorious week to do absolutely nothing and use that time to recharge my batteries.  I did enjoy it as purely a travel destination but I enjoyed it more as my intuitive guide when it helped me reconnect with my higher self through every magical moment that had touched me there.

In the last couple of years, I made it a point to turn each of my vacations into a little journey deeper into myself.  Each trip was designed to take care of my body, mind and spirit.   I spent a week in Bali, where I plunged deeply into yoga practice and meditation.  I spent a week in a Chiang Mai doing the same and discovered the wonders of vegetarianism.  I spent a week in Sri Lanka going even deeper into my meditation practice, adhering to my vegetarian diet even more strictly and this time, I flexed my intuitive muscles even more and practiced channeling even before I sat foot on this beautiful island.


My Visions Tell A Story

Before I made my trip to Sri Lanka, I had decided not to do any form of research about the island.  Also, while I knew I was going to be staying in Templeberg Plantation which was a 1860s Dutch colonial villa set within a coconut plantation, I did not want to find out much more about it.  While in the plane just before touching down at the airport, I decided to meditate and got into the zone to tune into what I was about to experience at this island.  I had 4  images that came into my vision.  One was of a priest/monk/friar.  He was wearing a dark robe with a cross necklace around his neck.  Another image was of a Western/European man in what looked like an expensive suit with coat tails. He had brown hair and a short beard or goatee The third image was of two boys. They had page boy hairstyles and they were curious but shy. Even when I asked them to step forward, they hid away.  The fourth image was of a dark haired woman in a long high collared gown.  She looked gentle and kind but I suddenly had a wave of feelings of being bored, trapped, unhappy and homesick. I knew I was assuming her feelings but did not know who she was.  I took out my Tarot cards and picked one to validate my feelings.  I picked the 8 of swords which was an affirmation that the lady had at some point felt trapped and lonely here. I believed she missed her home and wanted so much to go home but she could not because her family had made a life here in Sri Lanka.  She did not seem to enjoy the environment and stayed cooped in the house.  Perhaps what did not agree with her was the difference in climate, environment, lack of friends and family.

I was quite interested in the lady because I sensed she was equally as interested in me.  I saw her in my visions again when I arrived at Templeberg Plantation and speculated that perhaps she had at some point owned the villa.  She might also be the wife of this brown-haired officious looking bloke.  They looked like they were English but I thought the villa used to be owned by the Dutch.  I made a mental note to ask the current  villa owners about it.  David said that Westerners in the colonial period seemed to wear similar outfits that made it difficult to tell for sure if they were Dutch, English or from other parts of Europe.

Now, the monk/priest/friar character was another interesting image because David found out only today that the Franciscan Friars came to Sri Lanka together with the Portuguese in their mission to spread Christianity.  How interesting!  It felt like I was learning a bit of history through my channeling practice.

I felt also truly grateful to Sri Lanka for giving me much time, space and opportunity to learn that my claircognitive abilities were not just meant to know, see and understand a situation but it was also meant to heal.

Saving Rewa

When Rewa the villa owner's dog got trapped in a wire snare meant to trap porcupines in the jungle, she went into a state of panic and was trying to hide from us.  This could potentially endanger her further.  The longer the wire stayed entwined around her neck, the higher the risk of her being strangled by it.  I had channeled for animals a long time ago and decided to do it again here.  I held Rewa's head in place within my hands, and tuned into my spirit guides to tell Rewa to give me just 15minutes of her time so that I could free her.  All I needed was 15 minutes and that was a promise. 

Rewa looked calmer after that.  She allowed David to tug at the wire with the pliers and wire cutter even though it hurt her.  She stayed still, very calm and did not move an inch.  This was rare and out of natural behavior for a dog which would otherwise attempt to struggle, run away or bite David's hand.  However, I knew after my channeling that Rewa would give me her 15minutes.  We managed to free her within 10 minutes.  She then spent the entire afternoon by our side as if to thank us for our efforts.  I felt I should thank her instead for trusting us with all her heart.  When an animal places its entire trust in human hands, it could only be described a bliss.


Healing Mr Tea Plantation Guide

The next day, I visited the Hundungoda Virgin White Tea Plantation.  We had a lovely guide who walked us around the plantation and explained about the flora and fauna within the plantation, over and on top describing how tea leaves were plucked and prepared.  Midway through that little tour, he asked what I did back home in Singapore.  When I explained that I was an intuitive reader, he thrusted his palm out at me and asked if he could "live long time".  I promptly held his hand, closed my eyes for awhile to feel his energy and told him that I did not read palms, but I could feel his unhappiness at working in the plantation.  I felt he was ungrounded as I felt a cord of negativity pulling at my root chakra.  I could feel my heart and solar plexus chakras tightening in anxiety.  Although he obviously asked what I considered was a health question "could I live long time?", his issues were definitely not health related but had to do with a cord tied to his family or family member.  When I probed him about this, he admitted he had issues with his wife who lived in Colombo. However when he retired, he had decided to come to Galle to work as the plantation needed an English-speaking guide. The distance perhaps took a toll on him.  However, I saw something else within my vision. I saw a an image of the guide and his wife in the act of serving or selling things. They looked like drapery but I could not be sure. So I told him that if he decided to stop working at the plantation, he might want to consider opening a small business with his wife. This will make both of them happy and more fulfilled and in his words, "live long time" through his retirement.  When I went back to the villa, I decided to pick a Tarot card while thinking of Mr Tea Plantation Guide.  I picked the Page of Pentacles and the 9 of Cups which validated my reading for him.  He will find his fulfillment and he will find much prosperity in doing a business that he can start afresh and learn something new from.  He is after all in his retirement years.  A new lease of life, and a new journey awaits him and his wife. I have no doubt he could "live long time."


Taking Care Of Me

I really enjoyed my time in Sri Lanka.  Not only did I get to see the sights, understand the history and culture of his beautiful island and make new friends, both past and present, at the Templeberg Plantation, I also took some time out to practice my channeling.

And how wonderful my spirit guides and angels were.  As I was busy trying to flex my intuitive muscles, I was pinged on Facebook by a message from my fellow intuitive friend Susan Marie.  She wanted to find out how I was keeping.  I begun to tell her about my trip and how I sometimes had good days and sometimes bad days when I was practicing channeling.  Midway through that discussion, I realized that Susan Marie had contacted me out of the blue for a reason.  She was guided to remind me that it was okay to have good days and bad days as I practised channeling.  More importantly, I had to remember that I was on vacation, and I had to learn to take care of me.  This meant that I needed to learn to close my crown and third eye chakras for a bit from time to time and just keep my heart chakra opened to experiencing the magical sights and sounds of Sri Lanka.  Thanks Susan Marie for that reminder.  I have 2 days left to my vacation so I might just sit in the garden with the villa dogs to read and relax.

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About The Writer:

The writer of this blog post is a marketeer by trade, and a tarot card reader by accident. She was awarded a Certified Professional Tarot Reader qualification from the Tarot Certification Board of America (TCBA) and is also a certified numerologist.  She is currently running a Tarot consultancy based in Singapore called Sun Goddess Tarot,  which provides confidential intuitive readings combining the metaphysical disciplines of Tarot, Numerology and Astrology via face to face and emails as well as readings at corporate and private events and workshops.  A member of the American Tarot Association (ATA) and the Tarot Association of the British Isles (TABI), she is also a reader for the Free Tarot Network and mentors Tarot protégés on behalf of the American Tarot Association

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Mr Tea Plantation Guide Showing Off A White Tea Leaf Bud

Rewa Sitting Next To Me In David's Favourite Chair As If Thanking Us For Saving Her Life

Found This Beautiful Flower At The Tea Plantation.
It Is An Exact Image of The Lotus
I See Within My Crown And Third Eye Chakras
When I Am Doing Any Work Using My Upper Chakras

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