Fear and Self Loathing

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Fear is the driving force that inspires most things in our lives.
Fear is so powerful that it controls almost all the things that we do and the ways in which we think. It’s incredible to imagine that something with so much power to inspire is the kryptonite that cripples us.

Fear is the thing that prevents us from knowing our truth. It allows us to cling to old ideas and beliefs in order to maintain a paradigm that does not serve us, but keeps us comfortably numb. This fear and self-denial becomes the cornerstone of a life built on misrepresentation. Avoidance by fear obscures pathways that lead to overcoming pain and suffering —the same suffering that we choose to believe doesn’t exist.

Fear is at the core of our issues relating to denial, bullying, and self-loathing. It is usually the reason why we choose blame over trying to understand why we react in the ways that we do. The subconscious reason for blame is a fear in confronting our own failings and having to admit self-deception. We desperately avoid situations that will lead to the discovery that we are the cause of our own suffering—this is the root of fear.

For more insights and pathways that lead to a greater understanding of self, look for my book Toxic Rainbows.

About the photo: The photo memes I create address topics of communication breakdown and other concepts which are deeply tied to our post-internet lives.  These and other issues are discussed at  more length in my book.  More ideas and memes can be seen on my Instagram account.

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Social Media Depression

 

ToxicRainbowsCvrSqIt’s interestng that a ‘new’ study conducted by psychologists at the University of Pennsylvania determined that use of social media sites like (and particularly) Facebook  causes …wait for it… depression.   No surprise there, but I say this is ‘interesting’ only because studies like this seem to have been coming out for years making these claiims.  I didn’t have to resort to another one to know first hand that social media is a big player in producing self doubt and loneliness, all I ever needed to do was get online and see it for myself.

The grasping, the vying for attention, the compulsive posting and commenting all screamed, “Look at me! Look at me!”.  It doesn’t take a degree in psychology to understand what is going on and to see that people are suffering and appear more alienated each day.

In my book, Toxic Rainbows, I talk quite about the detrimental effects of social media and it’s influence on our behavior. In my opinion, it is one of the first things many of us need to overcome before we can start making improvements in our lives.

My request to you as that you THINK hard about how you use social media and figure out if it’s providing you with a sense of fulfillment and joy when you log on and/or off. Contemplating your use is only the start and I encourage you to read my book and delve deeper. You owe it to yourself.

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Intuitive Counseling – Spiritual Guidance and Assistance Is Yours.

spiritualGuidanceTarotAs a claircognitive individual and practitioner of the ancient art of tarot, I believe I have been called on by a higher power to offer guidance and to assist those in need through the cards and use of my intuitive ability.

As an Intuitive Counselor, my personal intention is to awaken something dormant within you, to reignite a spark and to shine light on the dark corners of your life that are in need of illumination. The cards are a tool that assist in answering questions and creating awareness within the querent and the results are undeniable.

I am a lifelong intuitive and have been working very successfully with tarot cards for over three years. I feel there is so much unnecessary pain and suffering in the world that I am here to tell you that there is good news and there are ways to eradicate lingering pain!

I predominantly work with clients in obtaining answers pertaining to relationships, work and finances, but my overarching aim as an intuitive reader and guide is to offer more.  My readings are thorough and go beyond ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answers. I will see connections to problems, solutions and roadblocks you may not be aware of.  It is my intention to keep you moving in a forward and awakened state–to empower you.

The tarot cards always give us the answers we need to hear, whether overtly positive or not. I will not candy coat a reading. If I am told to convey difficult information, there is a reason you need to hear it and it’s not my place to judge or always understand why. It’s my job to discern the meaning and to convey it to you in order to assist you in making thoughtful life decisions.

THE DECK:

Some readers offer countless options of card decks which is great, but I limit your choices in order to give you a more complete and meaningful reading. I have studied the Aleister Crowley Thoth and the classic Marseille decks, but have a much greater connection to the Rider-Waite deck.  I have spent more time with these incredibly symbolic cards and understand deeper meanings associated with them and am highly intuitive with this deck, so this is the one I use in my readings. I also offer readings with the amazing Oliver Hibbert deck which is a super stylized modern version of the Rider-Waite if you are interested in a more psychedelic rendering of the iconic images associated with the Rider-Waite, that is an option.

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THE READING:

Each reading will be in direct response to your query. There will always be takeaways to contemplate on and ideas to learn from.

The symbolism and placement of the cards is supremely important and my readings will always include thoughtful analysis and meditation on these things as well as factoring in reversals (reversed cards).

For your reading I will do a 10-Card Celtic Cross spread which will give information on where you are, where you’ve been and where you’re going in relation to your query.

A completed reading will be sent within 24 hours, usually much less or within the hour of the time the reading was done.

I will send your detailed reading and a PHOTO of your card spread.  Phone readings are also possible, but tend to be more lengthy and more expensive.  Your email reading is very thorough and includes TWO response emails in which to answer further questions and to clarify anything.

Before the reading, I will need to discuss briefly with you by email your general concern or the guidance you would like to receive. The cards will do the rest.  Payment for readings are done through PayPal and are a $15 donation which is representative of my time and energy.

Make An Appointment. 
Contact me at the link above to make an appointment or if you have any questions.

Always With The Best of Intentions.

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LEGAL:

I request that you be 18 years of age or older or have your parent or legal guardian’s consent in order to receive my services. Though I stand by my insights, I  do not guarantee the accuracy of them, or time frame they may play out for querent. The client is 100% responsible for any action taken based on their interpretation of the insights and energy work presented in a session. A session with Jim Luciois in no way meant to replace sound medical or legal advice and does not provide prophecy, or guaranteed accuracy on future predictions. The session should be taken as a guideline only and to assist the client in understanding the issues of past and future events. The fee is paid for the output of energy and time spent on the client’s behalf. By accepting this confirmation you release Librocio from any and all legal responsibility from your session.

What We Can Learn From Limahl

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This just goes to show that you never know where you might find words of wisdom and powerful things to reflect on that will help your spiritual growth and transformation. It never occurred to me to turn to 80s pop star Limahl of Kajagoogoo to contemplate one of the problems crippling so many people today–prescription drug use.

Prescribing meds to ‘fix’ our problems is a pet peeve of mine, particularly since we have seen them prescribed more frequently and at younger and younger ages. It’s disturbing to think that being on meds has become as normal as taking Vitamin C.  It’s become a rite of passage and parents seem not to hesitate in starting their kids on a lifetime of pain and suffering caused by meds that inhibit the body’s natural functions.

They dull our senses, they debilitate our ability to think and reason and every single one of them provide a host of side effects that we didn’t have before we started taking the meds to begin with.

In the song Too Shy, Limahl sings,

Modern medicine falls short of your complaints, try a little harder.
Moving in circles, won’t you dilate. Ooh, Baby try.

In these lyrics Limahl teaches us that we are a bunch of whiney babies and that prescription drugs will never solve our problems. We need to try harder.

He continues by telling us that we are not learning from our problems, only going in circles as if one foot is nailed to the floor. We need to expand our thinking and reach deeper, not obscure our ability to think by the use of meds. Then he says “Ooh, Baby try.” So you know he’s sincere.

Just a bit of levity here, but it’s not that I don’t believe it or think it’s a good message. Thanks, Limahl!

[Disclaimer and urge you to consult a doctor or get a second opinion before you decide to get off your meds or before you start to take them. Give your body a fighting chance, there are enough zombies in this world.]

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