Allie Kessler, Two Paths Spread sample reading

Two Paths Spread, sample card reading

What I love about Tarot is how creative you can get with it. There are many different types of spreads (card layouts), only limited by your very own imagination. This empowers you to be able to ask questions about specific issues, as well as be able to refine and redefine the questions/issues as you receive more insight and as you grow.

I recently have been considering a new direction with my career, and found an excellent spread called the Two Paths Spread that begins by letting you know where you are now (with card number 1) and then examines and compares the benefits, downsides and possibly outcomes of two choices. Continue reading

distractions in the world can make it difficult to get anything done

Why can’t I finish anything?

Living in a society that throws each of us more distractions per hour than we can count on our fingers can leave us with the feeling of always being behind. At some point, we acknowledge that we are never going to catch up and our incentive to stay ahead of the game dwindles. Compound this by the fact that everything has to be attended to “now” as we juggle multiple high-priority items, and rarely have enough time to do a good job on any task, let alone multiple tasks. Why bother at all. Sooner or later we end up dropping all of the balls and even though we’ve admitted defeat, the feeling of having a moment to stay still is long overdue and a welcome state.

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The true purpose of anxiety

I think the word “anxiety” is the perfect descriptor for those times when you are feeling overwhelmed, not in control or feel something is wrong, but your thoughts are just a muddled mess of which you cannot make sense. Just sounding out the word an-zi-e-tee seems to roll off the tongue easily, correspondingly describing something that is not easy to describe – especially to those who do not experience anxiety. Continue reading

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The elusive meaning of life unveiled

For those of you who read Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy when they were 19 like I did, and then started to search for the meaning of life more seriously after that, this article’s for you and will save you some time.

If you are on your own search and do not want a spoiler alert at this point, close this article immediately and I wish you all the best in your travels! It will come to you at the right time. Continue reading

The Yin Yang of Apologies & Forgiveness

Yin Yang symbol - featured thumbnail imageDon’t you just love it when basic life concepts don’t actually click until middle age.

This happened to me recently regarding the relationship between the spoken apology of one person and the corresponding spoken forgiveness of another. I have come to the realization that this is actually a two-step process, or rather integrated energies flowing together much like the yin yang symbol. Continue reading

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Coffee is a bandaid solution

It’s been 25 days and counting since I gave up coffee… March 1, 2015 to be precise. This has not been an easy journey and it’s not something I set out to do, it simply happened in conjunction with a 9-day fast I undertook starting on March 1st. From March 1-9, I completed a spiritual fast and was only allowed to intake water, fruit, juice, and I was allowed to supplement with V8. (On a side note, I had never touched V8 before this fast, but I would highly recommend it as a delicious, nutritous snack. It is now one of my food staples.) The headache I had on that first day without coffee was like a sword going through my temples and not something I’d ever want to repeat. (As a second side note, this was my first fasting experience.) Continue reading