Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Years Manifestations

As the old year rolls out, leaving a path for 2012 to shuffle it's way in I find myself holding on tight, worried about what the future has to offer.  In the times of economic crises, earthwide devastations and personal revelations I realize I have carried much of these worries around on my back. 

I do believe in manifestation. I believe we have the power to change our worlds, and more specifically our own little piece of the world.  I wholeheartedly think through manifestation we can add some modicum of control to what is our destiny.  Fate is gently nudging us along to allow us to take the path that is sometime less traveled, and oftentimes uncomfortable.  This I know is true.

What I have been having a very difficult time with lately is I allow worry to hold me back from creating and manifesting what is best and possible in my own life.  Living a life of service and spirituality is challenging when fear is present; and when you have to pay the mortgage.  Letting go is often more laborious than holding on!  Especially because change can be scary.

I have been dealing with my own issues of feeling worthy of the blessings that are essentially waiting to be taken hold of.  Re-learning new life lessons which are different from the ones we are raised with is proving to be harder than I ever dreamed possible. 

This is something I intend to change in 2012.  Knowing what I know to be true in my soul, I believe it's time to take control.  To allow change, in all it's glory, to rear it's head; be it ugly or beautiful.  And in the wake change leaves behind to ride with fluidity into my future.  I promise myself, right now, and in the year to come, that I will be honest with my fears and allow them to be dispelled by purity of thought and intention.  I will love myself, the way I hope others will love me, and I will dedicate my spirit to enjoying and appreciating everything life has to offer.

I wish this, too, for everyone else in 2012 and always.  That you may allow fear to dissipate and find joy and happiness in it's place.  We DO have the power to manifest positive change in our lives.  Fear keeps us from changing.  I will stop fear in it's tracks, and send out the positive energy for everyone to do this as well.

At midnight, I will ring in a Happy New Year!  And I will send healing energy in every direction so together we may all begin 2012 with prosperity, abundance, love and positivity!

Happy New Year, and may we all have a fantastic 2012~!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

A little mind-vacation

If you are anything like me, money has been a little tight in the downturned economy.  So, vacation, once again, has been moved to the back burner to the chagrin of the entire family. 

When I think of vacation I imagine the warmth of a beautiful sun, a sparkling ocean, the sound of gentle waves lapping up the white sand, the fresh smell of salt and coconuts, striped wooden and sailcloth chaise lounge chairs, a cooling breeze, and amusement park rides.  Yes, I said it; amusement park rides.  How quickly I just changed your vision of where I was. 

Images are sometimes symbolic of feelings.  When reading about the exquisite beach you probably began to feel relaxed.  Then, bam!  I hit you with all the craziness of roller coasters, screaming kids, sunburn, and chaos.  For me, that's fun.  Having the best of both worlds.

Today, go on a vacation in your mind.  Imagine the perfect location.  What would it look like?  What does it smell like?  What does it sound like?  What does it taste like?  And finally, how does it feel?  What does it feel like to be in this amazing place?  Does it feel relaxing?  Exciting?  Fulfilling?  After you check in with yourself and note how you feel it's up to you to decide whether to stay there.  One of the luxuries of vacationing in your mind is you can travel anywhere....even outer space!

If your vacation felt great, go there everyday!  Add a little happiness to your life by taking the perfect trip; even if it is only in your mind!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

So many symbols, so little time!

I'm often asked the question, "Is it ok to have more than one symbol for something?"

The simple answer is-absolutely!  However, having more than one symbol can sometimes complicate things.  A friend of mine (thanks Melissa!) just asked if her "Halloween" symbol could be children in costumes, candy, and pumpkins.  While this is perfectly fine, it takes up more "psychic space" than necessary. 

Generally, our brains are able to focus on or think of one thing at a time.  It may be that our thoughts come so quickly that we have a hard time interpreting them as a single symbol.  When this happens, it's time to slow down.  Understanding that every message, image, thought or feeling we receive is important helps us to recognize each symbolic communication.  It is one of the steps to increasing our psychic awareness.

The ability to weed out and extrapolate the significant messages we receive allows us to go deeper into our intuition and connect with more clarity.  This opens up the possibility to receive the next symbol quickly, without conscious thought process.  This, in turn, may help clarify or reinforce the initial message that was given. 

Every day, whether I'm doing a reading or not, I receive symbols.  When I'm able to keep my mind clear and uncluttered they come in stronger.  It's the same with the Halloween symbols.  Can we have more than one?  Absolutely.  Do we need more than one?  No.  How do we decide on one symbol over the other? Easy; which ever came first, before we thought about it. :)

Losing your mind? Or just losing your blog?

What's interesting is that I never realized blogging would be so difficult.  Why, on one computer can I pull up my favorites and have my blog show up, yet on another computer it says it does not recognize it?  But, I am welcome to create a new blog under that address which is available!

Hmmm.  This does not sound quite right to me, but, ok.  I am ready to create a new blog.  And I do.  And then, when I'm all done creating, I'm brought to the section that shows me my blogs, and lo and behold, there's my original blog!  I just don't get it!

I don't think this happened without reason.  Instead, there was something to be learned from this timely metaphoric message!  I believe this happens often within our lives.  Sometimes we feel disconnected with what we believe should be happening in our daily routines.  It feels as though something is missing so you try and recreate it.  However, it doesn't always work out; all of the details don't quite line up.  And then we realize what we are trying to rebuild has been there all along!

Take, for example, memories.  Often, it's difficult to let go of our past and live in the present because we are afraid we won't be able to create a life or a moment as great as one we've already lived.  The one thing we have to do IS let go of the past to manifest a present that makes us happy.

You are not losing your mind.  You're just evolving.  As with my blog, I had to recreate in order to get back in touch with what was missing.  As you plod along through your day, tune into what's happening all around you.  What works for you now?  What makes you happy today?  Does recreating or reliving the past hold you hostage?  Or does it allow you to move forward, remembering great times, but manifesting a wonderful new reality that tops even the most memorable of moments already lived.

Evolution is a slow process.  At times it feels like you want to go back to what may feel like easier times.  But, you can't manifest for your future unless you are living in the present.  Enjoy now and allow yourself to appreciate what you only thought was missing!

Thursday, March 3, 2011


Rejection: Like the Death Card in Tarot, when viewed in the negative it can be a devastating and energy crippling state. But, when viewed in the positive it shows you that you are now available for bigger and better opportunities! Stay open, something not right has to be "rejected" in order for something new to come!

Ok, so for many this is much easier to say than to accept.  When we experience rejection we often have a hard time processing it.  It can become a mantra for us, causing depression or at the very least a self induced case of mild self loathing!  Congratulations!  You were rejected!  Now move on.

I know everyone out there has had at least one rejection in their lives.  The thing is, we've also made it through.  Flash back to the last feeling of rejection and try and remember what it was.  Now, move are still alive, still breathing.  That is the best therapy out there!  You made it!  You're still here!

Ahhh, now that that's settled, maybe I'll try a little "therapy" myself!

Rejection:  the best form of therapy!

Monday, February 28, 2011


Welcome to Melanie Barnum's Psychic Symbols, Intuition and Hypnosis blog!  I will be posting weekly updates to the blog, and answering whatever questions you post! 

Stay tuned for the brand new, most awesome, incredibly informative....ok, so just stay tuned!