Creative Soul News ~ Spring 2013

Kathy Crabbe: Guiding Your Creative Soul Dear Creative Soul blog subscribers, Thank you so much for your patience with me over the past few years as I've delved into both the psychic, healing realms and the artistic realms within this blog and the Creative Soul Museletter. I find that both realms connect, blend and fuel one another, but for the sake of simplicity I plan to keep this blog primarily for Creative Soul Guidance.

For those of you interested in following my artistic adventures I've created another Newsletter for my current work: The Daily Magic Series: Words and Pictures to Wish Upon that I am dedicating to my birth mother Sally in her fight with cancer. Click here for more info and to sign up.

Creative Soul News

Ancestor Readings are back!

Kathy Crabbe, Maude, 2010, woodcut on paper, 8 x 10”.Ancestors are family members (or friends) that have passed away but choose to 'come through' for you in times of need so that they can offer you guidance in the form of a message. I will request specific information from your ancestor so that you can positively identify them. I will sometimes see your ancestors, hear them, or feel their presence along with their name and I will do my best to capture whatever message they have for you. It can be reassuring to know that you are being watched over and loved by those who truly care for your well-being.

Spirit Guides are wise teachers and guardians from another dimension that advise and protect us. They are dis-incarnate spirits (ie. animal totems, angels, nature spirits) that can act as spiritual counselors or protectors for us, during our time of need. I will also provide you with suggestions and techniques for connecting to your guides on your own.

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NEW ~ Phone Readings

To further personalize and provide you with optimal service I now offer a 25 minute phone consultation as part of my Creative Soul Readings (US & Canada only). Along with your Reading you will receive an email containing the oracle cards chosen for your reading (from 4 of my self-designed oracle card decks.) So far, the response has been very favourable; clients are saying they really enjoy  hearing my voice and speaking with me directly.

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Catch my Creative Soul Guidance and Goddess Art on Susun Weed's New Website

I've been invited to be a Mentor Columnist on a new website created by Susun Weed.  Susun is an herbalist, author and educator. Her books are my go-to resource for healing. I've also been invited to display my art in her Goddess Art Gallery which is featured in the left hand column of her site - coming soon!

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Kathy Crabbe: Guiding Your Creative Soul

ABOUT KATHY Kathy Crabbe is a Creative Soul Guide, artist, educator and writer who has devoted her life to exploring spirituality and creativity with passion and integrity. Kathy’s work has been published and shown throughout the world at museum shows, galleries, magazine and books. She maintains a regularly updated blog and a portfolio site. Kathy empowers soul-seekers to live the life of their dreams through online resources, classes, creative soul readings and inspirational art infused with a rich background in the arts.

Kathy received intuitive training from English psychic and channel, Adam Higgs and spiritual training from meditation teacher Om (devotee of Sri Chinmoy). She studied yoga with Atma Khalsa and Amanollah Ghahraman, Herbalism with Susun Weed (Green Witch Intensive) and Therapeutic Touch with Joyce Fournier, RN. Kathy received her certification in crystal healing from Katrina Raphaell’s Crystal Academy and has been a lifelong student of astrology through private study and group sessions with Steven Forrest, Patty Davidson, Laura DesJardins and Jeffrey Wolf Green. Learn more about Kathy here.

Happy Spring! (blog post)

A Soul Reading for Laura

What is a Soul Reading?A soul reading is similar to a psychic reading, but more in-depth. Yes, it involves prophecy, but it also involves healing, inspiration and practical exercises that will encourage you to work on your issues long after the reading is over. The true purpose of a soul reading is to help you jump start the process of soul transformation, as you learn to accept accountability for your life.

I begin each soul reading by taking a look, with the use of my third eye or inner vision, at your overall energy state, your soul spirit essence, your Divine nature; it is the part of you that never dies. In some cases your spirit guides and ancestors will also pop in to say hello and share a message or two.

All my readings are done over distance via the internet, because for me personally, I find that reading someone's energy this way gives much better results. It allows me to put my full attention upon the client's soul spirit essence, and not be distracted by how they might be feeling at that moment. I will still be able to sense if they are nervous, unfocused, or even skeptical, but because they are far away it will not be as distracting as if they were sitting right in front of me.

Below is an actual sample of a One Question Soul Reading (with kind permission from my client, Laura Gellar.) But first, I would like to share Laura's response to her reading.

Laura's Response to Her Reading: I received my reading during a very black part of my life. Being desperately unhappy and not knowing why can make you feel like you're in a dark space. To be perfectly honest I didn't understand much about what the reading was trying to tell me at first, so I read it over and over and eventually I saw a crack starting to appear in the dark wall around me. The suggestion of drinking nettle tea didn't seem to appeal to me, but I have started drinking it and to my complete amazement I feel completely energized! It really does help. Also I took the advice of working with a picture of a waterfall and I bought a huge picture and made it a centre piece in my lounge. I feel peace and ease when I sit and look at it.

Over all the reading allowed me to see things from a different perspective. I was told that the one thing I needed to do was be open to love and I always thought I was, but this is where the different perspective comes in. I was thinking be open to love from a lover, but I have recently closed myself off from everyone and everything, but slowly and surely I'm taking the advice as it was meant and trying to let people love me again. I feel so much more positive about my future now and know that I will eventually be able to move forward! Kathy you are amazing, you rescued me when I thought there was no hope left for me. Thank you. A Soul Reading for Laura This reading is in response to Laura's question, “How can I make myself happy again?”

My First Impressions: - I immediately sensed that this reading was going to be delving into some really deep stuff.

- I sensed that energetically and physically you have a feeling of being overwhelmed and very tired.

- I suggest working with the stone Jet, to help with healing.

Jet is used to banish all negativity in order to clearly hear one’s intuition and inner light. It also helps us accept the Earth as the place we need to be for the present and opens ancient wisdom along with the wisdom of the body and the wisdom of the planet.

I also chose to work with my Zodiac Goddess Power deck for your reading and pulled a card called “The Pisces Goddess.”

- I really feel as though the best way to help you and heal you will be to take you for a spirit visit to my own spirit guide, Annie.

- So we go together to visit Annie and she sweeps around you (sweeps your aura/your energy/your spirit essence) with her broom of white feathers (to clear and cleanse the tired, overwhelming feeling I sensed earlier.)

- She then gives you a small, carved white swan, telling you that it is your totem animal for right now.

- After working with Annie, I really felt a huge shift in your energy in connection with her healing work.

The meaning of the swan as a totem ushers in a time of altered states of awareness and of development of your intuitive abilities. You may have the ability to see the future, to surrender to the power of Great Spirit, and to accept healing and self-transformation. Learn how to relax, it will be easier if you go with the flow. Pay attention to your hunches and your gut knowledge and honor your female intuitive side.

- I also suggest working with a Blue Cat’s Eye Sapphire by placing it over your third eye (between your eyebrows and a little above.) This will help lighten the load and clear your energy.

- I also suggest working with an Isis Crystal. These crystals enhance the feminine principle, helping restore the balance lost through a misuse of masculine energy, assertion, ego and power.

- When working with this crystal it felt very emotional, and I suggest working with the image of a waterfall as well.

- I get a sense of you as a woman, getting in touch with your emotions, your perceptiveness and your sensitivity.

I pull another card for you, but this time from my Fairy Herbal Healing deck and it is called “Nettle.”

Nettle builds and empowers the fire element in a person, and helps to break up excessive watery or waterlogged emotions to allow the person to contact her rage and anger and cut through self-pity and victim-hood. It is for evoking the will in women and contacting the warrior within. You can drink a cup of nettle tea every day in the morning and continue as long as you feel the need.

- I also suggest working with a Fairy Quartz Cluster as well, I can hear Mother Earth and the fairies telling me there is something you need to do and that is, “Be open to love.”

- I see someone named “Matt?” – he is a gentle sensitive boy (man!) in browns, and he has blue eyes. You are falling in love.

- Yet you are also feeling very stable in love, and you are trusting, knowing it is possible, yet it’s not an overwhelming, all consuming passion, but instead a true love – both solid and true. Know this.

I pull another card for you, from my Fairy Herbal Healing deck, but this time to take a look a bit further into the future and it is called “Wild Rose Fairy.”

The Wild Rose Fairy teaches us about the balance of giving; how to do so selflessly, and to take joy in the process, rather than expecting a return.

- I see you meeting this boy in a forest glade (?!) It appears to be an outdoor party under the stars.

- He may be thin armed and wearing a long sleeved thin sweater. He is a bit dreamy, but smart as a whip!

I am ending your reading by sending you a prayer for peace-of-mind, gentle beauty and softness.

Many Sparkly Blessings to you, Laura!

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