In the intricate tapestry of life, navigating its complexities can be a profound journey. Amidst the external clamor, unlocking the potential of your inner wisdom—the higher self—offers a scientifically grounded approach to self-discovery and confidence. This exploration isn't a rigid set of steps but a holistic journey into the core of your being, guided by empirical insights to navigate life with newfound assurance.

The Catalyst: Meditation's Impact on the Brain

At the heart of this transformative journey lies meditation, a practice that has been scientifically linked to positive changes in the brain. Find a serene space, close your eyes, and take deep breaths. This deliberate focus can activate regions associated with self-awareness and introspection, paving the way for a dialogue with your higher self.

Engaging in Neurological Dialogue: Unveiling the Power of Self-Talk

With a calm mind, initiate a conversation with your higher self. Neuroscientific studies suggest that self-talk can influence brain activity, fostering a deeper connection with one's inner self. Pose questions that delve beyond the surface, creating a neural bridge between conscious thought and the profound wisdom residing within you.

Engaging in Neurological Dialogue

Mapping Neural Responses: The Brain's Role in Intuition

Request that your higher self manifests its guidance through neural responses within your body. Research indicates that intuitive insights often coincide with altered neural activity in brain regions linked to decision-making and emotional processing. Pay attention to these subtle neurological cues, as they signify the tangible connection between your conscious mind and intuitive wisdom.

Symbols and Neural Pathways: The Science of Simplifying Intuition

To streamline your connection, incorporate symbols. Neuroscientific studies propose that the brain easily processes symbolic information. Choose symbols representing affirmation and negation, providing a structured yet intuitive pathway for your brain to communicate with your higher self.

The Neuroplasticity Commitment: Cultivating a Dynamic Connection

Dedicate yourself to a continuous practice, understanding that neuroplasticity—the brain's ability to reorganize itself—is an ongoing process. Formulate questions that align with a genuine willingness to act upon the guidance you receive. This commitment creates and reinforces neural pathways, fostering a dynamic and enduring connection with your higher self.

Neurological Follow-Through: Aligning Actions with Inner Wisdom

Your commitment transcends mere inquiry; it involves a neurological dedication to follow through on your higher self's guidance. As you act on these insights, you engage neuroplasticity to reshape your brain's pathways, aligning your actions with your inner wisdom and initiating a profound shift in your life.

The Neuroscientific Play: A Journey of Neural Exploration

Embark on a journey of neural exploration, observing how your connection with your higher self influences your decisions and actions. Neuroscientific evidence suggests that such practices may enhance cognitive flexibility and decision-making, offering a transformative experience beyond mere observation.

Neurological Transformation: Shaping Your Brain, Shaping Your Life

Neuroplasticity implies that changes in brain structure and function can occur over time. By continuously strengthening your connection to your higher self, you stimulate neuroplasticity, shaping your brain to reflect the wisdom within.

Embarking on the journey to connect with your higher self is not only a philosophical pursuit but also a neuroscientific exploration. As you delve into the intricacies of your brain's responses, you'll navigate life with an intuitive compass based on empirical insights. This journey, rooted in science, unfolds dynamically, leading you towards a life guided by the neural pathways of wisdom within.

Embarking on the adventure to understand your soul's energy is an exciting journey filled with cosmic possibilities. When working with my clients, it's always exhilarating to explore their essence. Once we move past the mask of the human body, we uncover such uniqueness that it's truly incredible.

In these sessions, I've encountered souls who've absorbed so much energy from others that they lose sight of their true selves. Through exploration, we often unveil extraordinary angelic energy, witnessing the reemergence of forgotten wings. I've also worked with clients who can effortlessly transcend to other worlds, bridging back high concepts of information. On the other hand, there are those who have such a profound connection to this planet. It's as if Mother Earth herself speaks to them, and their understanding of our world goes beyond the ordinary. These are just some examples that I have experienced with my clients.

This article is written to inspire you to explore which soul concept resonates with you. Understanding your essence can help you feel more grounded here. Now, let's dive into the exploration of three unique soul energies: Earth-Based, Interplanetary, and Angelic Soul. Each energy carries its own unique resonance, and as you read, think about which one resonates the most with your inner self.

Earth-Based Souls (Inspired by Michael Newton's Work):

Imagine feeling the resonance of the earthly experience, deeply connected to the natural world. Earth-based souls have experienced multiple human incarnations, undergoing various life lessons and growth on Earth over a significant period. Much like a well-played song, they may choose specific life scenarios and challenges to learn and evolve, drawing on the richness of human experience to enhance their spiritual understanding.

Qualities of Earth-Based Souls (Inspired by Michael Newton's Work):

Grounded Presence: Earth-based souls exhibit a grounded presence, navigating life with a sense of stability and practicality. They find comfort in the tangible aspects of existence and are often anchored in the present moment.

Nature's Stewards: Emphasis on the importance of nurturing and preserving the Earth, Earth-based souls feel a strong calling to be stewards of nature. They understand the delicate balance between humanity and the environment, actively working to protect and restore it.

Empathy and Nurturing: Emphasizing their capacity for nurturing and supporting others. Like the fertile soil, these souls foster growth and provide a sense of security to those around them.

Spiritual Connection: Earth-based souls maintain a spiritual connection with the cosmos despite their focus on the material world. They recognize the interconnectedness of all life and find spiritual meaning in the beauty of the natural world.

Interplanetary Souls (Inspired by Linda Backman's Work):

Now, let's turn up the beat with Interplanetary Souls, also known as Starseeds, evolving in advanced civilizations in the universe. These souls choose to incarnate on Earth to assist in its evolution, bringing the wisdom and experiences of their cosmic origins. Picture yourself as a cosmic traveler, bringing adaptability and innovation to your earthly journey.

Qualities of Interplanetary Souls:

Cosmic Curiosity: Interplanetary Souls are driven by an insatiable curiosity about the cosmos. They seek higher truths and broader perspectives, open-mindedly exploring the vastness of existence.

Adaptability and Innovation: Interplanetary Souls bring an adaptable and innovative mindset to their earthly experiences. Drawing from their cosmic journeys, they contribute visionary ideas that bridge the gap between terrestrial and extraterrestrial realms.

Universal Love: Interplanetary Souls extend their love and compassion beyond the confines of Earth. They recognize the universal essence in all beings, fostering unity and cooperation on a cosmic scale.

Guided by Cosmic Purpose: Interplanetary Souls feel deeply connected to a cosmic purpose. They bring transcendent wisdom that surpasses earthly knowledge, acting as guides for others on their spiritual journeys.

Angelic Souls (Inspired by Various Spiritual Teachings and Michael Newton):

Let the celestial melodies flow with Angelic Souls emanating from the angelic realm, as explored by various spiritual traditions and authors like Michael Newton. These souls are like musical messengers of light, spreading compassion and guidance with their celestial energy. Picture yourself as a beacon of hope, radiating divine compassion that fosters peace and tranquility.

Qualities of Angelic Souls:

Divine Compassion: Angelic Souls radiate divine compassion, inspiring kindness and fostering harmonious environments. They bring peace and tranquility wherever they go, embodying the essence of unconditional love.

Intuitive Guidance: Possessing an innate intuition, Angelic Souls provide guidance and support to others. They act as beacons of hope, offering insights that illuminate the paths of those around them.

Transcendent Wisdom: Carrying wisdom that transcends earthly knowledge, Angelic Souls often serve as conduits for divine messages. Their insights provide profound guidance on spiritual journeys.

Healers of Light: Associated with healing energies, Angelic Souls bring comfort to those in pain. Their presence and the healing light they carry facilitate emotional and physical well-being.

As we explore the Earth-Based, Interplanetary, and Angelic Souls, we invite you to reflect on the qualities that resonate with your inner self. Embrace the diversity of the soul's journey, recognizing that your essence is a complex and beautiful part of the cosmic tapestry of existence. Exploring these soul types offers a framework for understanding and connecting with the profound depth within each individual.

This post is all about learning how to use divination tools. From pendulums to tarot cards, we will go over what they are and how they can assist you in tapping into your superpowers. 

When I first started this journey many years ago, I was attracted to learning and having anything mystical. I bought crystals, wands, feathers, staffs, rattles, drums, pendulums, tarot decks--anything that I thought would bring me closer to this invisible veil. Anytime I could travel, I would meet with a shaman, a medicine woman or man, a healer, a psychic, a mystic, or even a mambo. I wanted to learn how they tapped into the quantum field. What was their secret? What were the most used divination tools?

To my surprise, some just used household items, while others had purchased or made extravagant tools. It didn’t seem to matter though. They all seemed to work. Why? Intention, belief, focus, and power. 

This is the most important formula when using your divination tools. Not how much they cost, or where you got them from. The power is within you. To find the tool that gets you excited, and have fun exploring. I’m going to list a few just to get your feet wet. If you want to learn more you can always pop over to my website.

How To Choose the Right Divination Tool for You

There are so many different divination tools out there. I know I bought them all but you don't have to. Join me as I share how I selected what was best for my practice.

What the heck are Divination tools?

That’s right...I called them tools because that's what they are.

Just like a carpenter uses his hammer, or a plumber uses a wrench, Mystics use divination tools. These are just different ways to help you feel confident in expressing what you are already picking up. Remember the real magic is inside of you.

PRO TIP: Create a sacred space, have a ceremony or a ritual--this will help you transition from your muggle self into a wizard. 

I need my ritual to help me transition. If I don’t, it feels like I’m going to work in my pajamas. I need that time to transition and bring out my higher mystical pants--I mean parts. 

When you first begin your journey, you may feel drawn or connected to using certain tools. From pendulums, runes, tea leaves, tarot cards, your Nonnas holy water, or her collection of saint cards. Do you remember which card helps you to find lost things? ( It’s Saint Anthony - do I look new to you. 🙂 Some people collect hockey cards. My nonna had her saints.  Now, you can see there are many, many more divination tools and we'll look at some of these in our post. You may find that you’re more gifted in one method than another. Use what works best for you and your abilities. And remember, be kind with yourself just like with any other skill set, this is gonna take some practice.

The Pendulum

This is probably one of the easiest tools to use. It's a simple matter of asking "Yes" or "No" questions and receiving answers. The message you receive depends on how the pendulum swings. The trick is learning to ask the right questions. 

Now, when you first get your pendulum, you can train it to show you what each direction means. You can also do this by creating a chart, or by asking your pendulum to show you. For me, I like “yes” to swing forward and backward, and “no” to be side to side. I also do clockwise for “yes” and counterclockwise for “no”.

I will sometimes use my pendulum during a tarot reading to double-check if a card is correct. I place my pendulum over the cards and if I get a no I’ll pull the card and get another one.

My dad would make his own pendulum using just a needle and thread. This was the divination tool that he would use when someone was pregnant in order to find out the sex of the baby. He would put the needle in front of the belly and watch the way it would swing. From there he would declare the sex. The cool thing is he was always right. I loved watching him do it. 


It’s been said the Runes are actually one of the oldest divination tools, dating all the way back to 800 A.D. There are 24 runes, each with a related letter of the runic alphabet, with different meanings depending on the way they are cast. I like to use one rune at a time just to keep things simple. First, I settle my mind, then I ask my question -- clean and clear. I’ll pop my hand in my magic pouch and pull out a rune. Then I look up the meaning. When you buy a set it usually comes with a little booklet. Or, if you’re a member, I have a beautiful printout for you on my website.

Reading Tea Leaves

Reading tea leaves has been around since the 17th century. I personally don’t read tea leaves, but in the past, I’ve gone to see European mystics that use this as their divination tool. I really enjoyed the whole ceremony of reading tea leaves. I mean, I get to drink something and have my future read. It’s a win-win.

The reader makes a cup of tea, pours out the extra liquid, and turns the cup upside down to read what she sees. 

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Tarot Cards

I’ll often use tarot cards before a healing session with a client to give me an idea of what’s happening in their life. I use them more as a guideline map instead of a prediction or a fixed future. I believe It’s something that can be changed, especially after an energy healing. You're upgrading your energetic blueprint. For example, If you feel like you are only worthy of crappy relationships then that’s what your cards are going to keep saying. And that's what you're going to keep doing until YOU change.

Now the easy way to get started with the tarot is having fun! Let loose, bring out your intuition. 

Hold your deck of cards in your hand, ask your question, and trust your superpowers (a.k.a. your psychic gifts). Place the cards in front of you, then scan the cards with the palm of your hand. Notice if you have any tingling in your palm, or perhaps you get chills. That’s your clairs working. Pull that card and see if the message resonates with you. You can look up the meaning or use your intuition and see what you pick up for yourself.

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Now, there are a lot of different styles of decks. Again, pick the one that resonates with you. When you first start out I do recommend the Rider Waite deck of cards. The Tarot deck is usually made up of 78 cards, You have the major arcana and the minor arcana. That includes four suits, they are the wands, swords, cups, and coins or pentacles. 

It can be pretty overwhelming when you're first starting out. So I put together a mini-course to help you learn in a fun and easy way. Remember, work at your own pace.

Now there are many divination tools. I enjoy these ones but find the ones that light you up. Remember the answers are already within you, so don’t get caught up in feeling like you have to memorize everything when you start. These are just tools to unlock your gifts and give you the extra confidence to get them out. 

Remember you are not your thoughts, you are not your emotions, you are light. So, stay bright!

Until next time, I’m Marisa Grieco, your Mystical Guide.

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