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The website of Author/Writer and Psychic Medium Astrid Brown. Making the most of 'YOU' i.e. how to achieve well-being and beauty from within ourselves. A truly holistic blog providing information on all aspects of psychic mediumship, spiritualism, philosophy, holistic therapies, nutrition, health, stress, mental health and beauty with a little bit of Wicca for good measure. Feeling and looking good is as much a part of how we feel inside as the outside.

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I am a great believer in Karma, but just what is it? Karma comes from the Sanskrit and ancient Indian Language with the underlying principal that every deed in our lives will affect our future life. For example, if we treat others badly during our lifetime we will have negative experiences later on in that lifetime or in future lifetimes. Likewise, if we treat others well we will be rewarded by positive experiences.

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Showing posts with label intuition. Show all posts
Showing posts with label intuition. Show all posts

Friday 21 February 2014


One of the most import thing that I have learnt is to trust my gut instinct. I am continually having this reinforced, and that we are all different and each of us have different views on things and that because they may not be mainstream that does not necessarily make them wrong. We cannot judge anyone unless we have lived their life in their shoes, for how can we know how their experiences have led them to their opinions.

Many of us have forgotten to tap into our sixth sense. This is an instinctive sense that helped us avoid danger as we were evolving. Animals still use theirs and anybody that has a pet, cat or dog will be very much aware at how astute their sixth sense it. When you do use it, you will be amazed how uncannily accurate it is and to use it, its that very first answer you get without having to think about it. If you have to think about the answer you seek, you are not using your sixth sense/intuition but using your rational mind. It's is this sense that psychics use and they are adept at it as they are more sensitive than the norm.

Like a muscle you have to use it for to develop it and the more you practise using it, the better and easier it gets.

I've learned  my intuition is always right and it never lets me down. Although I meet new people all the time and I may not have the same viewpoint as them, I know intuitively that it is likely their experiences in life that have led them to form their opinions. My intuition has taught me whom to trust and whom not to.

For the cynical amongst you, relying on a gut instinct may seem far fetched. For me, well I have the utmost faith in it and seen it demonstrated time and time again, particuarly when doing platform readings to a hall full of complete strangers and I have the trust in it to give accurate readings. What better proof is there!

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Monday 14 March 2011



The card illustrated above is known as the Star and this particular card is from the Mythic Tarot and the deck I prefer to use. It's literal meaning is when we see this card in a reading, it tells of a very potent wish. The surrounding cards can provide more details about the wish, and sometimes whether or not it will actually come true. Often, the Star keeps popping up when there's something we're looking forward to that has not yet materialized. A lot like other major cards, this one seems to appear and reappear until either the inevitable happens, or there is a change in course. In the Mythic Tarot, the Star is Pandora - opening the forbidden box that released human suffering upon mankind. This helps remind us to be careful what we wish for, because our thoughts and dreams are very powerful. On the other hand, sometimes the creatures within are all butterflies, ladybugs, fireflies and fairies. Your box of wishes and dreams just might be filled with all the beauty you ever imagined, and more. 

This card is often known as "the wish card" and reading the tarot is an individual thing, every reader has their own method and yes you will get good results if you stick to the pure standard meanings of the card. I will even go on to say, if you get a good tarot book you can learn all the meanings of the cards by rote and you don't even have to be psychic to do this, you will still get good results. But you will get more depth, more insight and more clarity is you allow your intuition free reign and allow your psychic abilities to flow through.
How I personally see this card in a reading. I see it as hope, that all is not lost and depending on the other cards in a reading it can neutralise any negativity and convey there is still hope and your wish has been acknowledged. I always tell my clients when this card comes up and ask them to concentrate on their dearest wish as this card can help manifest it in reality. It is a very positive card in a reading. I always tell clients too, be careful what you wish for as it can come true.

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Thursday 10 March 2011


What is Dowsing?

It is the ability to use our natural sensitivity our intuition , which we all possess, that enables us to know things, to locate things which we cannot know or do by using our conscious mind, or by learning, or by experience, or by using the five physical senses which we are born with in effect it enables us to tap into our sixth sense our intuition, our inherent psychic ability we all possess. Dowsing enables us to locate anything in the world without having to travel there. Distance, depth, height, date, location don't seem to make any difference

How Does it Work?

The short answer is that no-one really knows – it just does!. The scientific world, geologists and archaeologists and so on appear to put their heads in the sand because here is something that cannot be Proved nor can it be Disproved scientifically. However it is surprising how many water, mining, oil companies and so on use dowsers in exploration work – it is never admitted because it may take away the credibility of the large concern – increasingly police forces etc. will use the services of a dowser.
All that can be said is that it is an in-built ability within man from the beginning of time, it helped him to find his food and water and his minerals thus to survive and protect us from danger. In addition it helped him to communicate with other members of his tribe at a distance and there are still in this world so-called primitive tribes who have these natural abilities to this day. Gradually over the centuries our so called sophistication and civilisation etc. have stifled these natural abilities, plus, of course, condemnation by the church particularly in the period of about 1610 until the late 1700’s and even today when it was and is, by some, considered the work of the devil. I firmly believe that it is some primeval and natural instinct that lies deep within us all, the Mind which has the ability to receive communication from the Universal Mind that knows and controls everything that there has ever been, that there is and ever will be – God. I firmly believe that it is a God given gift – to everyone who is prepared to develop and use it – to be used for the benefit of our fellow man and the world in which we live. We all have an inherent ability, call it intuition, sixth sense and this can be developed by practise.

There is very little in the physical world which cannot be found by dowsing and there are many answers we can find out by dowsing with practice

It can help locate
  • Water: The location of underground streams at any depth, water pipes etc
  • Minerals – Precious Stones: Their location and depth
  • Oil – Gas: The location of oil deposits under the land or the sea and the depth below the surface and an estimate of the quantity and the quality, also the porosity of the rock strata in which it lays.
  • Archaeology: The location of unknown sites where nothing shows on the surface of the ground.
  • The location of sunken ships and submarines:
  • Building Sites: Examination for all purposes, the water runs underneath them, rock state, soil state, rock faults, old wells, cavities, cellars, drains, sewers, cables and pipes and so on – especially if it is intended to build on that site.
  • Location of pipes, cables and drains: The line of the run, depth, location of fractured pipes, broken cables, leaks and blockages. It is particularly to farmers for searching for old or lost field drains and tracing water supplies from farm to field and field to field for animal drinking troughs and so on.
  • Location of tunnels, caves, lost mine workings: The demarcation, size and depth of them and flooding.
  • Lost articles: Valuables, car keys, rings, brooches, purses, wallets to name but a few.
  • Missing people: This is one of the most difficult tasks owing to the difficulty of identification and should be undertaken with care and careful preparation – bear in mind that some people deliberately ‘disappear’ for their own personal reasons and have no wish to be found.
  • Tracking lost animals or children or perhaps someone elderly and confused in areas of ,say, woodland:
  • Medical: A number of qualified doctors and others are increasingly using dowsing techniques to assist in diagnosis and the selection of remedies.
  • Animals: Pendulum dowsing can be used to locate health problems in animals and help in the selection of remedies. The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons accepts this course of action providing the services of a vet are called for if it is considered that the animal needs professional help.

What do I need to be able to dowse?

The pendulum: This is a simple weight on the end of a piece of cord or light chain, a key on the end of a bit of cord to a ring or a crystal. I use a piece of hazel twig for indoor working and a heavier crystal for out doors, simply because you need something that will be heavy enough not to be blown around by the wind. The pendulum is the most versatile tool for use in ‘map dowsing’ and straight question and answer type of dowsing. Before asking a question when dowsing double check but asking a question you know the answer to. e.g. ask the pendulum to give you a yes and it will swing in a particular way with me it is clockwise and and I also ask an obvious question is my name and give your name, this way you are checking the direction of the answer. For me no it swings anti clockwise and if its not a suitable time to ask or if the question is not understood it will swing backwards and forwards

Angle rods: The easiest and simplest of all tools to use. They are just lengths of wire bent at right angles and can be made quite easily from old metal coat-hangers, welding rods, thin brass rod, thick wire., for example; take a pair of wire coat hangers and cut them so that the top is about 9 to 12 inches long and from the angle towards the hook for hanging, about 4 to 5 inches long, then, having cut it, bend the angle to 90 degrees. The short length is held in the hand as the handle, though if its windy and you are using them to locate something outside its best to use something a bit heavier as in brass etc.

Wands: These are just springy lengths of thin branch about 36 inches long and are ideal for dowsing up a wall, for example following the path of an old chimney – these tend to meander up the walls of old houses. A modern materials are taking over and the usual wand is a 36 inch length of fairly thin plastic.

When you dowse focus on the object you are trying to locate and don't tense up keep relaxed so as you don't interfere consciously with the tool you are using. When you are trying to locate something you have lost in your home make a list of questions that can be answered by yes or no. and go through the list methodically e.g. is my lost ring in the bedroom, is it in the living room until you narrow it down, when you have double checked this answer break it down further divide the room into sections and again ask the questions is it in this quarter of the room until you have narrowed it to enable a through search of the area. Like all skills it needs practise.

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I am often asked various questions pertaining to the spirit world and various aspects of the psychic, here are some of them: I will in time feature more questions and answers as this webpage evolves

Q. Is a psychic or medium a fortune teller?
A. It may surprise you to know psychics and mediums are not fortune tellers
Q. Is it possible to forecast the future?
A.Well not 100% and this is because of free will.
Q. What is free will?
A. Free will is YOUR right to decide what you want to do about a situation, it is a choice
Q. How does free will affect a situation?
A. Well before we incarnate as Spirit in a human body, we decide on what experiences and challenges that will benefit our spiritual growth. However we are given the choice (free will) as to whether we go through with the experience or challenge. In effect we are allowed to change or mind.
Q. So are you saying we all know what lies before us?
A. Well in a way we all do. Remember we are 'Spirit' in a human body and your spirit does retain a memory but it is deep in our subconscious. This memory is retained deeply for a reason to help us fulfill our experiences and challenges we ourselves chose. However it is also at this deep level so we are not so aware. If you knew what lay before you would you go through with it? Probably not but we still retain this memory deeply and this reflects in our Aura.
Q. So what is the Aura?
A.The aura is The Aura is an electromagnetic field that surrounds living bodies, this includes people, animals, plants and crystals and is composed of several layers that are constantly moving. The Aura links us to whats known as Universal energy i.e. that is all the knowledge in the Universe past, present and future. It is on this aura that psychics are able to tap into and access your past, whats going on in the present and the possible future and I say possible specifically if your goal or desire is dependent on other people, for remember every person involved in a situation has free will.