In this series of blogs, I share techniques and examples of Tarot Readings to help you develop as a reader. I also share channelings I do to help you align more easily to a purposeful life.

A channeled message not about weight loss

This blogpost is a channeled message not about weight loss. It came about when I woke up at 2 am thinking: you need to write it all down–you need to write it all down. Since I had no idea what I had to write down at 2 in the morning and I couldn’t sleep at that moment, I decided to get up and sit with my journal. That day, I had thought a lot about my past worries about my weight. At first, I thought it would have to do with that, that my soul wanted me to write about. I had chosen a new path to approach my health, but I still felt insecure about it. Would it be a good strategy? Would I need a more strict one? It felt wrong to fall back to the dieting mindset I had had before, and it didn’t bring me much freedom.

So, I sat some time, pen in hand, but nothing came, so I pulled an oracle card to get myself started. That helped. I asked: “What do I need to know about the spiritual background of excess weight?”

Yes, I like asking difficult questions at 2 am.

It was a beautiful, powerful card called Waking the Lion. What I noticed immediately was how it’s crown chakra seems open, and its eyes stare at you straight. There is no menace in its eyes but a lot of focus.

I have translated my journal entry for you. It was a bit more than just a reading. It turned out to channeled message in the middle of the night, and it wasn’t about weight loss. Any questions I asked are in italics, so you can see what goes through my mind while writing it all down. I must say that there was a lot of cynicism at first because I thought something weird was going on.

Feed The Soul, a channeling in the middle of the night

The channeled message that is not about weight loss

What is happening now is a new path, a new direction. It’s something you’ve tried for a bit earlier but shied away from because you were still afraid. You then turned around, back to safe and familiar ways. The strategy you are now implementing is new, but it is essential to be bold and keep going. You’re on the right path now. For so long, you’ve blocked your intuition and disconnected from your Higher Self, but you’ve changed this. Opening yourself to higher consciousness is right for you. For too long, you kept the channel closed conscientiously. We see you’re still scared, but you can take action in this direction as it is the only right way. The channel connects your earthly realms with our higher ones.

Okay, so that’s all good fun, but is this a new way of fooling myself to lose weight? (lack of sleep makes me give snarky replies)

We want to ask you how you feel right now. Do you feel desperation, as you felt in the past? Is there a feeling of urgency? A voice that is telling you, you have to lose weight?

No, there is not. That’s all gone.

Go in faith and connect us with the earthly and be our channel of bringing the voice of the higher realms to earth. We know you are scared of it, but you will find a form that will feel good for you. It is the energy that you have always felt that needs to flow through you. We ask you to open yourself to that information and share it with others. By asking for inspiration, we will help you with the translation of that information.

Hmm, I don’t know. How does this connect to my intention of magic that I chose to work with?

Magic is the currency to activate what is slow and stuck. Magic is what triggers everything. By trusting what you know and what is stuck, nothing will change. Your body is stuck, but your mind can activate it through wonder and imagination. That’s magic. See the positive in the process and reject the problematic and heavy aspects. That’s also magic.

Take ownership of your desire for literal relief of the burden. We are next to you, in front of you, and behind you, and surround you with divine love so that you can feel love for yourself and your body. Weight loss is about relieving the body of a burden not found physically but emotionally, mentally, or spiritually. Relieve your life of the load that is bothering you and look for ways to make it easier. How can you make things easier for yourself? For many people, this will ask a lot of courage to choose an easier life and focus on being more aligned with who they are. For so long, there only was a focus on lack and opinions. But this gets them tangled in the fourth dimension of ego while they already connect to the fifth dimension. To relieve the load from that experience, they need to look for enlightening things in their life – they need to look for joy.

The people you want to reach and inspire with this message need to know that joy is the currency of magic and relief. That what you feel is what manifests. When mind and soul are light with joy, it will manifest in all lower dimensions.

A channeling not about weight loss

For you, we want to say it is essential to be courageous, like that lion with its open channel, and share this message. Too many people have misunderstood manifesting and made it a mind game. We want to explain that it is a soul game. Joy was missing from their rule book.

When you wanted to lose weight, you made it mentally and emotionally heavy. The energy became heavy. Since your body, which results from your manifestations, can only listen for that call, it also became heavy. It is the third dimension that adopts everything. But you’re also a soul that chose to be here in this time in this life, to experience this gravitational law amidst significant changes in your lives. This choice asks a lot from you, and it is a challenge to participate in this process.

The transformation process where souls connect to higher dimensions is a process that goes hand in hand with extra weight because it is a logical reaction from the body to this process. Your body needed a counterweight. It is not an easy task to move along with this change. When you start to move ahead in the transformation, you will lose the weight that anchors you to the earth. Fear of this process is what makes it heavy to be in this life right now – it is what makes you heavy.

What you’ve done for the last few days, seeking the joy in food and activity, has lifted the heaviness. It is the right thing. Besides that, you will live your purpose in this life by connecting with higher consciousness. It is why you chose this life. The first years were tough, but you have now started a phase where you can make consciousness feel lighter. Your eyes have opened–there is no way back.

Please don’t tell me I have to go back to my weight loss business.

No, that business was something you needed to make this process even more difficult. You chose it to get the chance to turn away from it consciously. When it became too heavy (not light enough, no joy), we surrounded you with love to catch when you almost collapsed. Making the subject heavy emotionally, mentally, and physically, there was only one way to escape it, which was through a spiritual journey. You knew this quite early, but you needed to experience it before you were ready (and willing) to transform.

For you, and for everyone else who struggles with excess weight, who can and wants to hear this, you need to know that weight needs to lighten up. Don’t focus on dieting anymore. Focus on the connection to your Higher Self. Through this connection, things become lighter and more comfortable–also the physical body.

Read the card you pulled well. This process is not about dieting.  Show how you do this to others and teach them how to feed their souls to make their lives easier.

[Looking at the card] The lion connects to the Sun in astrology (Leo) and the core of who you are.

Yes, know who you are; allow yourself to be this. Let the lion awaken in your life. Choose the direction that is right for you. Let everyone choose their aligned path. That what comes easy is your aligned direction. To join the earthly experience, you had to forget who you are temporarily, but this insight returns sooner or later for most people. You may feel it comes late but is still early, as you will yet have many years in this insight. People with complicated lives have huge potential, but make sure you don’t get stuck in the fourth dimension – the dimension of thought and ego. Let people know who they are and help them see that they are here to absorb it fully.

The universal experience that is now taking place needs light. Don’t connect it to the ego, but connect it with the soul, so that the body can transcend the heavy energy.

Transcend the ego and connect with love, the higher divine love through vulnerability. That vulnerability may be painful, but it is about the love between the soul and the Universe.

Be courageous and stand for who you are: powerful, connected. Do it all, and do nothing. That is love: everything and nothing at the same time. You cannot fail, as long as you can share this message authentically.

You no longer need the heaviness. Your experience to connect it with lightness starts here.

Having written all this channeled message not about weight loss, I went back to bed at 3 am and slept like a baby. Since then, the message was in my mind and my heart. Would I have the guts to share this? I think I have. I’m hitting Publish before I can think about it more.

Leave your remarks and thoughts in the comments below.

This blog talked about knowing who you are. It is essential to know who you are to live a purposeful life. I do soul realignment readings in which you find out who you are at soul-base and how certain choices have fogged up that self-image. Read more about my akashic record readings here.

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A Celtic Cross for Recovery of Food Addiction

Tarot cards are not new to me. I started reading them around 1997 or so. I have always been amazed by how accurate the readings have been in any life area I used them for. But to my surprise, I never thought of using them in my recovery. It is a mystery to me why I never combined the two. This week, while driving home from work, I thought about how useful the Celtic Cross could be in recovery from food addiction. To be honest, I have always hated that spread. For one, because it is huge – and huge spreads take a lot of time to write out.

When I interpret the cards it means that I study the card, the position it is in and its symbols that are on there. I make notes and think about what those symbols mean to me. Then I connect with my intuition what the card is trying to tell me. I often have at least two pages of notes in my journal per card before I write out a coherent interpretation. To do this, it takes time. Besides that, I have always found that this spread most of the time does not answer my question well enough. I often have other better suitable spreads to do that.

A variation on the Celtic Cross

But this week, in the car, I was thinking about the separate positions in the spread, and I thought of a change to make the Celtic Cross for Recovery – to make it more suitable for food addiction. I cannot deny that I could not wait to try it out on an imaginary client. To my surprise, it worked really well! If you want insight as well, then you can order it here.

Celtic Cross for Food Addiction

The positions and the cards I pulled

  1. Your current state of recovery – 8 of Wands
  2. The challenge you face right now – 10 of Swords
  3. The past/Where you come from – King of Pentacles
  4. The future/Your next step – 5 of Swords
  5. Your True Self – 2 of Pentacles
  6. Your Saboteur – 3 of Swords
  7. Advice/Next best action to take – 8 of Cups
  8. How your external situation influences your recovery – King of Cups
  9. Intention for the coming period – Five of Wands
  10. Outcome if you follow this path – Princess of Cups

Interpreting the Celtic Cross for Recovery

What I found when I pulled the cards for this reading how well certain positions can be read as one, which saved me a lot of time doing this Celtic Cross for Food Addiction. I think the last time I did this spread (which was ages ago), I was still in the “read card by card” phase. We’re talking 15 years ago when this happened.

There is nothing wrong with it, but the real value of reading the Celtic Cross for Recovery comes when you start to connect the cards in a spread.

When you look at this spread, you can also see that some of the cards combine mini-readings in itself. Look at the position of cards 3, 1, 4. Is that not just a past – present – future layout? It makes it so much easier to use storytelling in this tarot card reading. Heck, seeing this may have saved this layout for me. If this experiment would not have worked, I may have ignored the Celtic Cross for the rest of my life.

Besides that, there are the 5 – 1 – 6 mini-spread in this layout that tells me about the higher and lower brain workings in the process of recovery. It is fascinating.

For this reading, I worked with The Druid Craft Tarot Deck, one of the decks that has spent way too much time in my attic. But it is back!

1 and 2 – Current Situation and Its Challenges – 8 of Wands and 10 of Swords

Druid Craft Tarot 8 of Wands Druid Craft Tarot 10 of Swords

The current situation is symbolized by the 8 of Wands. It is a card of so much action which shows that you want to go for it, to change your current recovery journey into a successful one, but it is not easy. You aim far, but the challenge is real. Mistake after mistake happens, and it hurts. Why can’t you do better in this healing process? You clearly want it badly and you know which direction you need to aim for to get there, but time after time you fall back into old habits.

If you do not feel free right now means that this is the dark night you need to go through, but you’re not giving up. You keep aiming your wand but there are moments you feel defeated and all seems dark.

Know that a ten is also a number that symbolizes that the cycle is ending and that your chance for change will soon come. Until that moment, you can be impatient all you want, but maybe you just need to sit out this struggle and try to prevent more damage while you do until the time is right to redirect your focus.

3 and 4 – Past and Future – King of Pentacles and 5 of Swords

Druid Craft Tarot - King of Pentacles

Druid Craft Tarot - 5 of SwordsIn this Celtic Cross for recovery of food addiction I work with a different interpretation of the Pentacles. While Pentacles are often associated with work and money, I associate them with the body and the role of food in your life.

The King shows you about an aspect of your personality that played a role in your past, and I find it interesting how this King of Food J with his big belly, has enjoyed his meals thoroughly. Maybe he wants to be seen as a foodie because he knows a lot about food, how it nurtures you but also how to pair it or prepare it. But looking at his body, there was no real ending to the meal. It just went on and on and on. This King may not have struggled with binge eating, but with overeating, which can be just as damaging because it can go on all day. Everything on this day revolved around food.

The future, with you as the 8 of Wands (remember position 1) in the middle, is symbolized by the 5 of Swords. On this card, we see this figure who is clearly a trained warrior. He carries three swords and looks at two other swords on the ground. He keeps a foot on one of them.

In the background, you see another warrior walking away. He looks defeated, and although the guy in the front clearly is the victor, he has this strange look on his face as if he isn’t happy about the victory. As the next card in the deck is the 6 of Swords, which is about feeling success, we can almost expect that it is hard for you as well to recognize the moments of celebration in your recovery journey. It is so important to see those tiny yay moments instead of quickly moving on because it is not full recovery yet.

When we further look at the 5 of Swords, we can see a bird in the sky, which for me, stands for the freedom of food or obsession we are looking for. It shows that freedom will come in the future, but it still needs work on self-confidence and trust that you will move through the challenges you now face. It is not strange that you lack confidence because, in the past, you have had too many setbacks to build that trust confidently.

5 and 6 – The True Self and the Saboteur – 2 of Pentacles and 3 of Swords

Druid Craft Tarot - 2 of Pentacles

Druid Craft Tarot - 3 of SwordsHere we have another mini-reading in this otherwise big spread. Here we come to you in the middle (8 of Wands), surrounded by the True Self and the Saboteur. The True Self is also known as the Higher Self. It is the voice of wisdom that knows what you need and whispers silent words of encouragement when you need it. On the downside, there is the Saboteur that you know so well. It seduces you to eat foods that cause cravings and makes you restless when you try to prevent (over)eating. It is so easy to fall for the loud voice of this Lower Self. But where is that voice that is helpful after you have eaten stuff that you had better not eaten and feel crappy because of it? At that moment, there is the voice of the True or Higher Self, but it is so quiet, and you really need to tune in to it, which is hard to do.

The True Self knows all about the balance the 2 of Pentacles shows. You know balance is needed, now and in the future. But with those 8 Wands in your hands, you may forget to focus on the here and now instead of focusing on the future with those wands. I must admit that it is easier to focus on anything but the here and now. It is just too confronting.

As Pentacles stand for food and body, it is in this where balance is needed. Know that significant changes start with small decisions because this card indicates that even though the journey may seem hard, the changes you need to make are not difficult – it is the effect of many small changes repeated over and over, that can become a huge life change if you learn to overcome the struggle of letting yourself get defeated time and time again.

This card is the symbol of the Dance of Life, where you juggle everyday challenges great and small. It shows that you come much further with optimism than with devastation when you stumble.

Understand that life is not about constant stability, it is about juggling the challenges with joy.

7 – Your Next Best Step – 8 of Cups

Druid Craft Tarot - 8 of Cups

Your next best step is to say goodbye to old emotions. They have served their purpose, but now it is time to get up and move on. Give yourself the chance for a better life.

To make room for that better life, you need to pack up and go and leave the emotions behind and decide what is needed and choose the direction you want to go. Know that no course is good or bad. You never make the wrong decision. Even if you find out that it is not bringing you where you thought you were going, you redirect over and over until you get to where you want to be.

In the card, you see the man climb up a hill or steps. This may be hard, but it is always better than staying in the darkness where you are now. There is a tiny slither of a moon which guides your path. So decide what you are leaving behind and set up camp in a better place.

8 – How Your External Situation Influences Your Recovery – King of Cups

Druid Craft Tarot - King of Cups

Your surrounding gives you some damn good advice, but your own arrogance or resistance (one can show up as the other) can make you not hear the opinion and dispose of it. If the advice does not fit in your current frame of mind, then your brain may automatically dispose of it because you cannot just remember all the information you get. It can also be the Saboteur part of your personality that may take care of information that is too confronting for its existence.

If you have hidden your struggle up to now, one or more people will sense that something is going on and will want to help you. But to allow this, you need to be able to express your thoughts that are based on your emotions clearly. That is the King’s role. He knows how to clearly communicate what he’s feeling and to not fall for feeling wronged.

This card can also show you to ask for help from a therapist, a counselor, or a healer.

9 – Your Intention – Five of Wands

Druid Craft Tarot - 5 of Wands

On this card we see five boys mock fighting. They challenge each other in a way they can learn from. From this card, you could decide to follow the intention to challenge yourself or let yourself be challenged to perform at a higher level from now on.

The importance is too keep the challenge positive and prevent letting it become a real fight, where it becomes an ego-challenge. In an ego-challenge, you need to better than the other and in recovery, it is not about being better than anyone else. It is about being your best self.

It is like grown-ups who can see that a child’s play will end in anger and tears and will intervene before one of the children starts to cry. From your Higher Self, you need to start recognizing when your journey becomes ego-driven, and when you come from the heart. Your recovery journey is allowed to be fun, it does not have to end in anger and tears. Keep it light and playful.

10 – The Outcome – Princess of Cups

Druid Craft Tarot - Princess of Cups

As I have pulled a court card for this position, you need to look for a change in your identity that will be more defined. Look at this card! See how this Princess can enjoy the experiences she has. This asks for sensitivity to your dreams and hopes for your future.

It also means that you need to start defining your dreams. Decide that you do not need to stay in the mud of recovery where things are hard to change. If you look closely enough, you will understand that there is a lot to enjoy. Even when some certain behaviors or foods are not right for you anymore, this does not mean that you are not allowed to enjoy life and the things you *can* eat! Find joy in little things and rise above it by defining an aligned action you so often repeat until it is automatic behavior.

What also helps is to meditate or pray to connect with your inner child (or your guides) to know what is yours for the future.

Finally, for this Celtic Cross for Recovery

If you happen to come across this reading of the Celtic Cross for Recovery, I meant it for you to read it. While this reading is about food addiction, you do not need to be a food addict to understand the importance of it. Any person on a recovery journey will find something in this reading, as long as they are able to change food addiction to their substance.

If you found helpful things in this reading, it was there for you to find it. If you have questions about it, then know that I am there for you to answer them.

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