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What’s curanderismo? It’s a folk healing tradition from Mexico, Latin America and the south western US.

And “Curanderismo: Traditional Medicine” is one of many free courses offered through www.coursera.org

Check out the details here  https://www.coursera.org/course/traditionalmedicine

There are other great courses here as well, and all for free :)

Catherine

Foresight

7/8/14

www.foresightyourpsychic.com

www.ForesightYourCTPsychic.wordpress.com

For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, “Manifesting Something Better” her urban fantasy “The Lands That Lie Between”  and her latest book “The Psychic Power of Your Dreams”, all from Foresight Publications, click here

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They say that happiness and a positive attitude have many benefits for us in body , mind and spirit. It  boosts the immune system, drops our blood pressure, makes us mentally more flexible and resilient, builds creativity and alertness and decreases the chances of illness or injury.

At that point, the question is are you in touch with what truly brings you joy?

And do you celebrate it?…

Let’s all do the dance of joy!

Catherine

Foresight

7/30/13

www.ForesightYourPsychic.com

www.ForesightYourCTPsychic.wordpress.com

For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, her urban fantasy “The Lands That Lie Between”  and her new book “Manifesting Something Better” all from Foresight Publications, click here

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Friday, Saturday and Sunday last, Starwolf and I had one last whirlwind weekend  at the Changing Times, Changing Worlds convention as speakers, panelists, and general creators of interesting events , as well as my stint as a visiting author.

We’ve not only seen the end of the conference, but also the end of one of the busy periods in our business.

I’m still writing and we’ve got the holiday preparations to do, but overall things are somewhat slowed down from the frantic pace that it’s had for the last few months.

It’s kinda like the cycles of the year. The world itself has periods of new beginnings, growth, frantic activity and harvest, as well as more quiet times for peace and introspection.

It’s time to take a deep breath and to rest, of course. But it’s also time to think about what we’re going to do next.

This is the time to think about what events we wish to appear at next year. This is the time to think about what classes we want to  teach next at shops and conventions like Changing Times, Changing Worlds. This is the time to mull over the topic of the book that I will write next year, and start doing a little research.

We’re beginning to think about this.

And what about you? As we approach the winter, when we all gather inside and nest, what are you planning? What great deeds await you in your future?

Catherine

Foresight

11/15/12

www.ForesightYourPsychic.com

www.ForesightYourCTPsychic.wordpress.com

For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, her urban fantasy “The Lands That Lie Between”  and her new book “Manifesting Something Better” all from Foresight Publications, click here

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Awhiles back, I was talking about our beliefs. How our beliefs tend to shape the nature of reality around us, for good or ill. How that’s why it’s a good reason to cultivate a more positive mindset, because it tends to manifest a more positive world.

All well and good.

Have you ever noticed though, when you start on any program of improving your own life, how things will go on along well for a while, and then suddenly, usually without warning, obstacles, barriers and challenges to your program start to crop up?

Unexpected commitments. People in need. Illness. Exhaustion.

And you feel like giving up. Maybe just for a while, until you can settle these things that are complicating your life.

This is the moment of Truth…

Sometimes, you will have to stop what you’re doing to straighten things out; but many times, these obstacles and barriers and challenges are only sent to strengthen your resolve, to test your commitment to your dreams and to your new path…

Sometimes, as I said, you may have to stop temporarily. Many times, though, the right thing is to use this time to build energetic muscle – to keep going, even though the going’s hard and even if you need to go at a slower pace

Conan the Barbarian said “That which does not kill me, makes me stronger”

And it’s worth finding the barbarian in you at these times

Catherine

Foresight

5/17/12

www.ForesightYourPsychic.com

www.ForesightYourCTPsychic.wordpress.com

For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry” or “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath” by Foresight Publications, click here

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We’ve talked about how self talk ,whether helpful or destructive,can build your beliefs. Now let’s talk about how the talk of the people around us can build our internal programming.

There are lots of different people in the world, and lots of different beliefs to go with them.

And they’re all ready to share them with you.

Some will want to teach you achievement, and some caution or fear. Some are insightful, some ignorant. Some will energize you, some drain you.  Some will teach you things that are excellent for them but don’t work at all for you.
Some will teach you things that help you be your best, and some will teach you things that limit you.

And most of them will share whatever it is that they believe under the impression that they are being helpful. Whether they actually are or not.

And all of those beliefs (even the ones that contradict each other) will go right into your subconscious if  you let them.

It’s important to examine the belief patterns that are offered to you. To choose the ones that work for who you are, and let the rest of them go. And to spend more time with the folks who energize you and support you in being more perfectly, joyously you, as opposed to the ones who want to make you over into someone else or crush your dreams ( even with the best of intentions).

Know who you are. Know who is part of your tribe. And let them teach you what you need to know about  in life

Catherine

Foresight

3/20/12

www.ForesightYourPsychic.com

www.ForesightYourCTPsychic.wordpress.com

For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry” or “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, click here

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 Last week, we talked about negative self talk. But what’s a way to start identifying it and then correct it in our lives?

First, it’s good to take some time to sit back and watch for the phrases that you use to knock yourself down and beat yourself up. If you’re having a problem putting a finger on this, ask your friends. The ones who really care about you will already know this and usually be glad to tell you. (Indeed, really good friends may already have been nagging you about these statements for years already.)

 Identify any negative self talk you’ve been using. Once you’re aware of that, it’s useful to know that, just as negative self talk can drag you downwards, positive self talk can start your energy rising again. And you don’t even need to make major changes in that self talk to start out with.

In the same way that you paid attention to what things you told yourself so that you could identify your negative self talk, start watching for those words and phrases as you go through your day. When you spot them, it’s time to turn this talk around.

Consider for a moment a couple of excellent words and phrases.

  • “Yet.”
  • “Up to now.”
  •  “From now on…”
  • “Used to” 
  • “From now on, things will be different”.
  • “I choose to change that”

And let’s look at what happens when we add them to our previously negative stories.

  • I haven’t won yet…
  • That kind of garbage used to happen to me, but I chose to change that.
  • I used to be clumsy (or stupid, or irresponsible; or unlovable; or…) but from now, on things will be different.

Even these little changes in self talk can make a big difference in the beliefs that we’re programming ourselves with, and the energy that they generate. When we’re breaking out of the old stories we’ve told ourselves, we can learn to catch ourselves in the middle of the negative stories that we’ve told ourselves forever, and use these words and phrases to modify them on the fly to something that will lift us up as opposed to break us down.

And even a little boost helps us attract better things. That makes the old stories less believable and gives us the awareness and motivation to tell ourselves even better stories that raise our energy and our reality further upwards.

 This can mean some pretty big changes for us- and they all start with just adding a few little words like “yet”, and “used to be” and “from now on”…

Catherine

Foresight

3/15/12

www.ForesightYourPsychic.com

www.ForesightYourCTPsychic.wordpress.com

For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry” or “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, click here

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One of the ways that we create or strengthen our beliefs about ourselves and the world around us is something called “self talk”. Self talk is the things we say to ourselves about who we think we are and what we think is happening to us. Most of us have stories we tell ourselves about the experiences we have in life. Some of us tell ourselves positive stories that build our energetic level up; but many of us tell ourselves stories that depress us, deprive us of hope and shoot our energetic level straight down into the basement.

  • I’ll never win.
  • That kind of garbage always happens to me.
  • I’m so clumsy (or stupid, or irresponsible; or unlovable; or…)

Any of those sound familiar?

The truth is that psychologically, when we believe the worst, we start to look for evidence that this is what is really happening; and metaphysically, when we believe the worst, the  mind – body connection goes to work to try and make that belief as “true” as possible. One way the mind-body connection does that is affecting the vibration of your energetic field. If you believe in and expect the worst, the mind-body connection starts your energy dropping into the negatives to match those beliefs, which attracts more negative experiences, which makes your mind go “See! Bad things always do happen to me!…

And then the metaphysical merry-go-round spins out of control round and down again…

But wait! All’s not lost. We have a remedy for trashy self talk coming up.

See you then…

Catherine

Foresight

3/8/12

www.ForesightYourPsychic.com

www.ForesightYourCTPsychic.wordpress.com

 

For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry” or “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, click here

 

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…. and I’ve got the class to put it there!

It’s been quite awhile since I’ve scheduled a class on palmistry, but, at long last, I’ll be holding a ”Palmistry 101-the Adventure Begins..” class from 6-8 pm, on March 31(rescheduled from February) at Talisman in Monroe, CT.

This is the introduction class, but you’ll get a lot of good hands on information, and, at the end of the class, you’ll have the knowledge you need to do a basic palm reading for yourself or others.

Reading palms can empower and enlighten you, giving you the information you need for the adventure of life,and enabling you to help others around you. And it can be a lot of fun, as well. I’ve developed ways to make this talent easy and fun to learn, and put the power of palmistry in your hands.

If this sounds like the class for you, please contact Talisman to reserve your place in this class. If you have more questions, please feel free to email them to me at we_are_foresight@yahoo.com  for more information.

Hope to see you in class :)

Catherine

Foresight

3/1/12

www.ForesightYourPsychic.com

www.ForesightYourCTPsychic.wordpress.com

For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry” or “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, click here

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Back in the end of January/ beginning of February, I talked a little bit about how our beliefs could shape the nature of reality around us (for your reference, see Building Beliefs  and Building Beliefs- the Tools You Need ) and why it’d be a good idea therefore to cultivate beliefs that create a reality you’d like as opposed to one like chalk  on a black board.

In Building Beliefs – the Tools You Need,  I listed six different techniques I like  for creating such positive beliefs, and clearing out the ones that aren’t so helpful.

  • Watching your self talk;
  • Chosing who you listen to, and how much;
  • Positive thinking;
  • Affirmations;
  • Guided meditations;
  • Hypnosis; and
  • E.F.T. (Emotional Freedom Technique).

In coming posts, I’m planning to take a look at these techniques in more detail, so that those of you who aren’t familiar with them can get  more of an idea of what they entail, so you can decide if my preferred techniques might be helpful to you.

And if you have any questions or comments along the way, I’d invite you to post them. If you’re wondering about something, someone else is probably wondering too.

See you soon

Catherine

Foresight

2/28/12

www.ForesightYourPsychic.com

www.ForesightYourCTPsychic.wordpress.com

For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry” or “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, click here

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

And I’ve got a valentine for you!

Here’s a video on love from Andy Dooley. He’s insightful and good fun, but loud and boisterous, so you don’t want to play this at work or where pets or nervous people might be startled.

Enjoy.

 

And once you’ve enjoyed Andy, I’d like to make a request.

On Valentine’s Day, people tend to think about cards and hearts and flowers and chocolates and romantic love for couples. That’s great, but while you’re expressing your Valentine’s love to others in your life, I’d like to ask you to remember to love yourself as well.

Put yourself on your own valentine’s list.

Not loving themselves tends to be at the core of most of the self-destructive things people get involved with. People who don’t love themselves go looking for something to fill the void inside of themselves, and often get in trouble that way.

Loving and accepting yourself as you are is an essential part of a happy healthy life. It’s the first step to finding and living your dreams; and its also important for building strong and healthy relationships with other people, whether it be friendship, work, or romance….

Here at Foresight, we want the best possible for the people whose lives we touch. And that starts with loving yourself.

So consider this a reminder. Please put yourself on your own valentine’s list

Affectionately :)

Catherine

Foresight

2/14/12

www.ForesightYourPsychic.com

www.ForesightYourCTPsychic.wordpress.com

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