There are always plenty of excellent evening study groups to choose from at the Readers Studio. As some of my readers know, Iâ€™ve not had much luck with scrying. But I want to scry. So I keep trying. One of my problems is that I associate scrying with seeing. You gaze into somethingâ€”a crystal ball, a black mirror, a bowl of water, a flameâ€”and see something. The thing isâ€”Iâ€™m not particularly gifted at clairvoyance. I donâ€™t â€śseeâ€ť things.
For most of my life, I really thought that I had no natural â€śclair______â€ť talent at all: no clairvoyance, clairaudience, or clairsentience. However, at last yearâ€™s Readers Studio, I learned from Geraldine Amaralâ€™s class that there is another clair: claircognizance. From her description, I realized that was how I channeled divine wisdom, etc.
When I listened to Marilyn Shannon on the April 18, 2010 broadcast of Beyond Worlds (you can listen in their archives), I knew I had to take her class on crystal ball scrying.
Marilyn is a wonderfully sensitive and sweet woman with a fabulous sense of style (and collection of feathered hats) and a true gift with crystals. Her classroom was filled with beautiful crystal balls, quartz tips, and various small crystals scattered all over the tables.
She told us, in particular, to not worrying about â€śseeingâ€ť anything, just pay attention to whatever way the crystal chooses to communicate with you. We began by holding our crystal ball as she led us in a meditation in which we entered our crystal, exploring that world and making the acquaintance of the crystal.
After we all felt at least a little comfortable with our crystal balls, she had us pair up and read for each other. I had never read in this way for anyone before. I was thrilled to discover that my crystal call (which was a gift from my lovely magical niece) gives the same kind of clear, practical advice that I favor. Now that Iâ€™ve learned how to relate to her (she is female, or at least feminine), I look forward to practicing more. What is interesting is that Iâ€™ve meditated with her a few times since this class and it seems that Iâ€™m actually â€śseeingâ€ť more than I did before. Well, Iâ€™ll keep you posted on my progress.
We also had a little time to work with crystals and tarot cards, but not much. I will have to experiment on my own. But I do love the idea of combining these two tools.
Do you scry? Tell me about it, please. Also, Iâ€™m very interested to know if you combine crystals and tarot.