D is for ‘Divination’. How to Divine Meaning from Symbols.

Hello everyone! I’m so happy to see that you’re still with me 7 weeks into my ‘Angels to Zen’ blog. I hope that you are finding it interesting and relevant to your Spiritual journey so far. I appreciate your attention so much, so thank you for 20130215_200914reading! Today I’d like to discuss how to divine meaning from symbols. If you have an interest in spirituality or psychic work, this term will be familiar to you: Divination.

The standard definition of ‘divination’ is: The practice of seeking knowledge of the future or the unknown by supernatural means.

If you have received a psychic reading of any kind which discussed the future, then your reader was practicing divination. If you are a psychic and your interpretations often lead to a message about your querent’s future, then you are ‘divining’ information. Divination has played a significant role in the histories of many cultures. Many belief systems have featured an element of looking into the future to know the outcome of a particular decision or situation. In ancient

These are some of my crystals that I use for divination. I focus my mind on each crystal, allowing its energy to guide me.

These are some of my crystals that I use for divination. I focus my mind on each crystal, allowing its energy to guide me.

Greece, seers and divination masters were extemely sought-after (and very well paid!) In more recent history, though, divination has garnered a bad reputation due to its practice being forbidden and frowned upon in many religions. Divination is also not valued in our contemporary materialist science-based understanding of the world.

The process of divination is based around the interpretation of symbols that appear during the divining process. Many specialist divination tools exist and day-to-day objects are often used as tools for divination too, including: a mirror, pendulum, tarot cards, water, bubbles, ice, tea, coffee, wine (what a horrendous waste!), fire, pages of a book, the palm of your hand, smoke, your dreams, crystals and the I-Ching…to name but a few!

I use divination in most of my psychic readings and intuitive coaching sessions. I have been doing it for so long that I find myself absent-mindedly divining information about the future from the tiny grains in my coffee cup in the morning! When I’m sitting in the bath tub, I notice the ripples created by the dripping tap- they lap and cross over each other, forming into the shape of the letter ‘C’. ‘My sister is going to call,’ I think immediately, since her name begins with C. I look into the flame of the candle burning in my bedroom and as I become more and more transfixed by the light, tiny images begin to appear from somewhere between my mind and the flame, giving me some illuminated insight into events that are on their way to me.

Although divination cannot tell you exactly what is going to happen in the future, since you have your own free will (for more on this, see F is for ‘Fate’), it can give you an indication as to whether the future-state of a given situation is positive or negative, likely or unlikely, expected or unexpected etc. It may sound far-fetched to think that we can know stuff about something that hasn’t happened yet, but get this…there are a group of quantum physicists (really smart men and women who look at the tiniest

I use this cup and 'Awesome Assam' tea for divination purposes. More on this in an upcoming post! With thanks to Eteaket, Edinburgh.

I use this cup and ‘Awesome Assam’ tea for divination purposes. More on this in an upcoming post! With thanks to Eteaket, Edinburgh.

building blocks that make up our existence) who are researching the possibility that the past and the future are EQUALLY responsible for what happens in the present! So the present moment is like a see-saw; the influence of both what has been done and what will be done is essential in bringing the present moment into balance, and into being. If that is the case, then it is entirely possible (and I admit that I’m conjecturing here!) that the human mind, with the help of meaningful symbolism, could sense the quantum information in the fabric of the future that is constantly pulling us towards it…suddenly, the reality of the power of divination looks a bit more likely!

Is the future the force that pulls your pendulum back and forth? Are the realities of tomorrow somehow able to symbolize themselves in images in your consciousness in a way that you can meaningfully understand and interpret today?…I’ll leave that for you to discover and decide.

Until next week: Choose an item that you can use to practice divination. Sit somewhere quietly where you will be undisturbed with your item. Take a few deep breaths and let your mind relax, allowing your gaze to remain fluid and in ‘the middle distance’ whilst looking at your item of divination. Ask a question in your mind and spend a few moments just breathing and gazing, relaxing more into a meditative state. Notice if any images, feelings or impressions come to you about the future outcome of your question. Write your impressions down on a piece of paper and keep it safe until the event comes to pass…was the message you divined correct?

Comment in the box below! Share your experiences with divination, future information that you preceived correctly and

Ask a question in your mind and open a book at any page. Did you divine the answer from the words on the page?

Ask a question in your mind and open a book at any page. Did you divine the answer from the words on the page?

which divination tools you use!

Next Week: D is for ‘Dreams’ (brace yourself…dreams are my speciality!)

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4 thoughts on “D is for ‘Divination’. How to Divine Meaning from Symbols.

  1. marlamadison

    I’ll have to try this! I am interested in some things occult and two of my books have a touch of it. The latest has a card reader and the one I’m working on has a woman who
    experiences sleep paralysis. You are probably familiar with it if dreams are your specialty.
    I have episodes of it myself, that’s why I decided to add it to the book I’m working on.

    1. writerlauren Post author

      Hi Marla,

      Thank you so much for your response! I have always been interested in that which the previous century deemed ‘supernatural’. The same concepts that, in this century, are supported by the theory of relativity and quantum theory. Sleep paralysis is indeed a subject that will be covered in next week’s blog. I hope that my interpretation will be relevant to your book and will give you some insight if you have experienced it yourself. -Lauren xx

      1. marlamadison

        Great! I’ll be eagerly awaiting it. I’ve done some reading on it, of course, and there seem to be a lot of differing opinions on what causes it. The woman in the new book will have the same experiences I do, but then will go on from there. Myself, I hope I never have another one! Maybe it’s the pepperoni pizza. LOL

  2. Pingback: C is for ‘Cards’. Angel Card Reading. (I Love Tarot Reading Also!) | From Angels to Zen.

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