Bringing a little magick to the office

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I work from home running my own businesses and since we moved to our new house I’ve taken over the conservatory as my office space.  Paul and I have always been very clear that our home has to be multi-functional – it has to combine business and family – so during the day I use our dining table.  If I’m reading for a client it gets covered in Tarot cards, pendulums and candles.  If I’m working on websites then the table becomes my desk with my lap top, sometimes printer and a cup of coffee to hand.   When it’s time to stop then everything gets packed away and family life commences.

I love my adopted working area.  It’s light, airy and puts me right in nature without getting wet and cold.  I’m more creative, inspired and happy.  I’ve attached a couple of photos – one of my ‘office’ area and my daily view of the garden (as taken last month before even more flowers bloomed). 

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It hasn’t always been this way.  From the age of 17 to last year, just before I turned 34 last year I worked in an office.  I stayed at one place for 15 years and can’t really say I enjoyed it very much (note to self:  stupid, stupid, stupid) then I worked for a small organisation where I had an office to myself.

As I became more involved in my spiritual path I really disliked the whole office environment – the artificial lighting, windows that don’t open, endless chatter, constant telephone calls – it’s really not the best place to be content and creative. 

So I began to bring little piece of myself into the office.  I put little pieces of clear quartz around my computer, changed my computer desktop to something more personal to me, had calendars of nature scenes and added photos of my children.  At one time I even had a little plant.  I’d also do some room cleansing when I had a few moments to myself.

Doing small things like this can make a big difference to your attitude of being in an office. It helps energy flow which then lifts your spirits and enhances your creativity.

So if you’re working in an office, give it a try.  What do you have to lose?

Blessings

Lyn

FREE Tarot Reading

I just thought I’d let you know that I’m running a monthly competition for a free Tarot reading with me.

You can ask as many questions as you want and I’ll answer as many as I can (it’s a TarotMinute reading – go to www.tarotminutes.com to see what’s it’s all about).

All you have to do is send an email to me via freereading@tarotminutes.com and I’ll enter you into the draw. Just make sure you put your name in the email so I know who to contact!

Good luck

Lyn

Tarot Scams and Psychic Frauds

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A few years ago I worked for 2 different Tarot phone lines.  The first one hired me on the spot without me doing any kind of reading… they just took my word that I knew Tarot and within a few minutes I was up and taking calls.  The 2nd company did ask for a sample telephone reading, which I did, and again a short time later I was live.  Both companies paid me by the minute in arrears and they made it quite clear that you earn more money that longer you can keep the client on the phone.  They pass more phone calls to readers who talk for longer so if you want more business then you have to keep the caller on the phone for as long as possible.

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I’d like to point out here that I didn’t agree with the ‘keep them on the phone’ tactic.  In fact I probably had some of the quickest phone calls ever because it really doesn’t take 30 minutes plus to answer people’s questions.  Usually people would ring up with one or two important questions and you don’t need to do a celtic cross spread to help them.  (This is one of the reasons why I started TarotMinutes)

So if you’re going to spend £1.50 a minute calling a Tarot line I know from experience that you may not necessarily reach a Tarot reader or psychic.  I also know that every one of your minute counts to the telephone company and your reader may be swayed financially to keep you talking for much longer than needed.

I also worked for an internet company doing psychic email readings.  I had to submit a sample reading so that was ok – they knew I was genuine .  I did 3 or 4 readings for them and never got paid.  I chased the company many, many times and no money was ever forthcoming.  So in this case I was the subject of a psychic scam.

About a year ago I found another scam.  Someone was advertising on gumtree (which isn’t all bad because I advertise there too!)  claiming to be a psychic but was using photos from genuine readers on eBay.  Incidently, it’s quite hard to scam on eBay because of the feedback rating (I’ve worked really hard for my 100% positive btw) but it does still happen.

I suppose the moral of this posting is to choose your psychic adviser with care.  Almongst the genuine people there are many who would love to take your money and give you nothing but an empty bank account in return.

Blessings

Lyn