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T is for ‘Tuition’: Being Psychic Means Nurturing the Power of the Clairs.


How many of ‘the clairs’ can you name? Lots of people have heard of clairvoyance but did you know there’s a whole array of ‘clairs’ that you can develop to improve you intuition and bring accuracy and detail to your readings?

In this video, I walk you through ‘the clairs’ and how to use them. i hope you enjoy this video, please leave me a comment and I’ll respond to you, and I’d love to know if there’s an aspect of psychic development you’d like me to make a video about – ask away! xx


S is for ‘Sabbatical’ (I’m back from a long one!)


You have received crickets from me for about a year. Sorry about that. I’ve been finishing up my time at University (just one semester and finals to go!) and when that’s done, I’ll be back to blogging in a big way.

In the meantime, I hope you’ll be pleased, informed and entertained by a series of videos I’ve created called Withintuition. As I’m sure you can guess, these videos will help you hone, sharpen and enliven your psychic, intuitive and mediumistic abilities. The course is free and I’ll be posting the videos right here on From Angels to Zen, so they should be softly landing in your inbox on the regular.

I hope you enjoy them!

In this video, I talk about the importance of meditation in developing your intuitive abilities – seriously, if you want to get psychic, get meditating. It helps. A lot.

All My Love,

Lauren x

P is for ‘Psychic’: 6 Tips for Improving your Intuitive Abilities.


Everyone is psychic. If you are a conscious being, then you are a transmitter of conscious energy, and the energy that you transmit can be perceived and interpreted by others, just as you can perceive and interpret the transmissions of others. This is the foundation of psychic connectivity, and is essential to your understanding of other people and the world around you.

Whether you are experienced at perceiving the world on a psychic level; or your psychic capabilities have lain relatively dormant, these five tried and tested tips are guaranteed to sharpen and enhance your intuitive abilities…

1. Meditate, meditate, meditate.

Meditation is the first and most important step in developing your psychic abilities. Meditation allows you to know yourself on a deeper level, and that is essential if you want to know others on the psychic level. When you meditate, you connect to different frequencies of reality in which psychic knowledge can be made available to you. There is no right or wrong way to meditate. What’s important is that you feel relaxed and comfortable, so that your mind can move out of the beta state (the everyday brain state that copes with stress, rush and anxiety) to alpha, theta and delta states which allow the flow of psychic information to come to the fore. Meditate every day, even if it is just for 5 minutes, and you will notice a difference in your psychic capabilities. Check out this video for a demonstration of how your brainwaves change when you meditate…

2. Work with someone you trust, with a view to helping each other develop.

The perfect partner is someone who is interested in developing their own psychic abilities; who you don’t know very well, but you know him or her well enough that you are comfortable with him or her, and who is willing to commit to your mutual growth. Take turns at being the ‘reader’ and the ‘recipient’. Having a guinea pig to work with is so useful because it allows you to apply what you have learned from your meditations in a safe, supportive environment. It’s like having someone spot you at the gym…only, for the soul! There are many different experiments you can try together to enhance your psychic connectivity. A good one is for the recipient to transmit a colour, emotion or memory, and for the ‘reader’ to receive the transmission and relay what he or she felt. Another good activity is for the reader to scan the recipient’s aura with his or her mind, and attune to one issue in the recipient’s life, for example, his or her career, and give information about that particular aspect. This is good practise for giving a well-controlled, well-rounded reading that addresses a number of concerns that the recipient might have. When you spend a lot of time connecting with someone in this way, a lovely friendship usually blossoms as well.

3. Practice, practice, practice!

Honing your intuitive abilities is like getting good at any other skill. It takes practice! When you feel ready, get friends and family involved. Do A LOT of experimental readings and as you do, remain very aware of occasions when the reading went well, and times when your readings went not so well. Ask yourself why one reading seemed easier than another. It may be something you can improve upon. Getting to know the feeling that accompanies an accurate message will help you to know the difference between a true psychic piece of information, and your own internal noise. This valuable knowledge only comes through practise and experience, working with many different people who each have their own unique energy. You should aim to get feedback from your recipients. Ask them which pieces of information rang true, which pieces of information gave them the greatest benefit, and which pieces of information they could have done without. This will give you an idea of the sorts of things people want to know about.

4. Feel the love.

Connecting with someone psychically is a very special experience. Both of you are acknowledging that there is some energy that connects both of you, and connects us all. As a reader, your recipient is trusting you with his or her emotions, history, hopes and fears. That is to be respected and cherished. Before each reading, I say ‘thank you for your trust’ in my mind and I really mean it. Do not forget the gravity of seeing so intimately into someone’s life. Three good rules are: If you wouldn’t like to hear it, then don’t say it. If you are about to talk about something sensitive, ask the recipient’s permission. Ask yourself, will this piece of information hurt or heal? Please note: No piece of information delivered with love will ever hurt your recipient.

Feeling the love also means looking after yourself. It’s amazing what a good night’s sleep, a healthy diet and good self-esteem will do for your psychic abilities. Respecting yourself and your role as a transmitter and interpreter of loving energy will improve your psychic abilities greatly.

5. Practise scrying with different tools and methods.

There are a variety of methods you can use to focus your psychic abilities. Over the years I have used angel cards, tarot cards, tea leaves, fire, ice, mirrors, palms, dreams, flowers, ribbons and a crystal ball (to name a few!). Using a divination tool has its good points and bad points. The negative side is that it puts something physically between you and your recipient, which leaves room for interference in your connection. The good points are that it can help with building your confidence because you can see symbols and shapes and attribute meaning to them that you wouldn’t have had access to without your scrying tool. You can often see the details of a situation more clearly as it is ‘laid out’ in front of you, and if you find it uncomfortable to work with a person’s energy directly, using a scrying tool can take the pressure off a bit. It’s important to note, however, that your psychic abilities depend upon the energy of the recipient. That is where the information and inspiration comes from – a divination tool just helps you to see it! Ideally, you want to work towards reading a person’s energy in its pure form, soul to soul.

6. Keep a journal that details your progress.

The purpose of this is twofold. The first reason to keep a journal is that you can reference it to see if there are any patterns that could give you insight about your strengths in terms of your psychic development. For example, you may look back over the months and see that you always get information about yourjournal recipient’s family situation exactly right. It can also help you to see if there are patterns in the information you struggle with. This can help you see the areas you need to work on moving forward. It also helps you to see where you could make your messages more specific, going forward, for example, you could use your meditation time to align yourself to receiving names, addresses and dates in future readings. The second reason for keeping a journal is that it wards off doubt. If you keep a journal, then you are documenting evidence that you have experienced psychic connectivity. If you get 7 out of 10 pieces of general information correct, that is statistically significant. If you do that 20 times over with different people, under a variety of conditions, then it is excellent evidence that you are utilizing your psychic abilities deliberately and intentionally to obtain the information. If you document 100 readings where you got names, dates and private inner thoughts of your recipient correct, then the odds of you guessing are infinitesimal! This will do wonders for your confidence and self belief which are essential for supporting your wonderful abilities.

Do you have a great tip for developing your psychic abilities? Have you tried any of the suggestions listed above? Please join in the discussion with your questions and comments!

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Next Time: P is for ‘Predictions’ : Can psychics predict the future, or not?

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C is for ‘Cards’. Angel Card Reading. (I Love Tarot Reading Also!)

If you are interested in developing your psychic and intuitive abilities, reading cards is an effective way to do that. Angel Card readings are comforting and uplifting, and I love reading tarot if I want to get to the crux of a matter! When you get proficient at reading cards, you can conduct beautiful, life affirming and accurate readings for yourself, your friends, family and clients!

I began reading cards at the age of 14. The first person I read for was my grandmother. I sat her down one day, when I

Me and my Tarot of Dreams.

Me and my Tarot of Dreams.

was off sick from school with tonsilitis. I turned over the beautiful cards and started easily and quickly yapping away and reeling off everything that the angels were saying to her through the cards, as if I were reading the words from the pages of a book.

‘Oh that’s very nice dear.’ She said in response. Little did we both know, that 12 years later, I would be reading cards as part of my career, having conducted over 20,000 readings all over the UK and beyond!

I am very fortunate to have been born with a God-given wild imagination and that is very helpful when reading cards! Because of this, I picked up the knack for card reading quite quickly. I found that once I got the technique right for one deck, I could apply the same method to give loving readings from any deck. If you are interested in learning to read cards, or you are a card reader already, here are some tips from the method that I use to get to know a new deck of cards. Please share your card reading tips in the comment box below, I’d be delighted to read them!

You can read angel/oracle/playing/tarot cards etc. in two ways. First, through the designated meanings of the cards. Many card decks come with their own booklet that tells you the meanings of each card and suggests different layouts that you can use to interpret the cards. In the case of tarot, there are library-loads of books that advise on how best to read the cards. The second way to read the cards is by using your intuition and allowing the cards to speak to you without the aid of pre-determined meanings. Most readers knowingly or unknowingly, use a combination of both standard interpretation and intuition. In my opinion reading with a combination of standard interpretation and intuition is the best way and here’s why: Cards, particularly the tarot, have gathered meaning over many many years and the more that meaning is affirmed and re-affirmed in consciousness, the more the meaning becomes energetically ingrained in the cards. Think of it like a natural patina that becomes a part of an antique object over time. Taking the time to study and understand the standard meanings of the cards is useful and will usually steer your interpretations in the right direction because of their energetic patina. However, there will always be anomalies in interpreting the cards in a standard way because your energy as the reader, and the energy of your client/querent will colour and inform the reading, and this is where your intuition comes in.

Here are some tips for improving your intuitive connection to your cards:

1. Sleep with a different card from your deck under your pillow up to 3 nights a week. Keep a journal of any dreams, feelings, intuitions and impressions that you receive. You will begin to feel very connected to your deck as you get to know it on a subconscious level.
2. Start somewhere! Some cards have a lot going on in their meaning and imagery, it can sometimes be overwhelming! My advice is to pick one element of the card to begin talking about. I usually start with the intuitive meaning of colour. Which colours feature on the cards? What do those colours mean to you? Write some answers and ideas in your journal.
3. Is there an Angel, person or animal featured on the card? Go into a meditation and visualize meeting the person, Angel or character on the card. What do they say to you? What is their personality like? How do you feel in their company? Write down any impressions in your journal.
4. Trust Yourself! You are profoundly clairvoyant and your consciousness cannot be separated from the Universal consciousness where all knowledge and understanding exists…work it!
5. Ask the right questions. If the information coming from the cards seems a bit disjointed or confused, put your hand on your heart and ask in your consciousness: ‘What does this mean?’, ‘I need greater clarity on this matter, please.’ ,Why is this information jumbled and confused?’ And trust the answer.

I hope those tips help you in your card readings, please do let me know how your readings are coming along in the comment box below. Have you notice a difference since implementing these tips?

I am often asked which cards I recommend. There are many, many beautiful and excellent decks of cards out there. The best way to choose a deck is to pick one that speaks to you. Pick a deck that makes you feel inspired when you look at it. Over the years, the cards that you use will change as your vibration changes and your areas of interest change. That’s a good thing: I have retired many decks of cards that have worked themselves to a pulp for me! So here are my recommendations:

Angel Cards

These are the Angel Cards that I use. I love each of them and highly recommend these decks for beginners to advanced readers. FYI, I learned with Angela McGerr’s ‘Harmony Angel Cards.’

I learned to read Angel Cards with these, they are beautiful and powerful.

I learned to read Angel Cards with these, they are beautiful and powerful.

This is one of the cards from Harmony Angel Cards.

This is one of the cards from Harmony Angel Cards.

Archangel Michael Oracle Cards. Each card features a beautiful prayer.

Archangel Michael Oracle Cards. Each card features a beautiful prayer.

Dr. Doreen Virtue gave me these cards when I studied with her in California in 2008.

Dr. Doreen Virtue gave me these cards when I studied with her in California in 2008.

These are the Angel Cards I currently use. I love the bright colours and Universal theme.

These are the Angel Cards I currently use. I love the bright colours and Universal theme.

Oracle Cards

Ciro Marchetti’s ‘Oracle of Visions’ are beautiful, vivid and expressive. Each card is a work of art, they really speak to me.

I love this oracle deck. Ciro's artwork is infused with some wonderful energy!

I love this oracle deck. Ciro’s artwork is infused with wonderful energy!

Playing Cards

Did you know that you can conduct psychic readings from playing cards? Playing cards have their roots in the tarot. I have had two very effective readings from playing cards.

Playing cards are a pared-down version of the tarot. Playing cards are a valid tool for intuitive readings.

Playing cards are a pared-down version of the tarot. Playing cards are a valid tool for intuitive readings.

Tarot Cards

Ciro Marchetti is my hero! If you come to me for a reading, the Tarot of Dreams is the deck I will use for you, they are magickal.

These tarot cards are wonderful. They are so colourful, expressive and they really speak to me when I use them in readings.

These tarot cards are wonderful. They are so colourful, expressive and they really speak to me when I use them in readings.

Until next week: Practice getting to know your cards. Meditate with them and think of them as an extension of your intuition. Which cards do you use? I’d love to read your recommendations in the comment box below.

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C is for ‘Children’. The Amazing Psychic Abilities of Children.

I have been looking forward to reaching the letter ‘C’ in my Angels to Zen blog so I could write about the amazing psychic abilities of children. In the ten angelchildyears that I have been doing spiritual work, I have lost count of the number of mums, dads, aunts, uncles and grandparents who have told me about the beautiful psychic, sensitive and intuitive babies in their lives, and I love to hear it. The babies, children and young people that we nurture today, are the teachers, politicians, doctors, nurses and decision makers of the future. Each and every one of us can take responsibility for the care of the naturally loving, sensitive and intuitive natures of the very important children who are currently arriving amongst us.  It is my belief that young people (25 and younger) and many who have not even been born yet, are going to be the generations that make the crucial difference to the future synergy, equilibrium and, dare I say, survival, of this beautiful blue planet. I’d like to share with you some of the questions that I have been asked about wonderful sensitive children, as relayed to me by their loving and supportive adult guardians. With each story, I’d like to give you a few tips on how best to nurture the sensitivity in a child who is having similar experiences. Just as every child is unique, the way that they connect with the Universe, express their spirituality and practice love is unique to them as well.

‘When sitting in her feeding chair, my 16-month-old daughter points at things that are invisible to me. She laughs and looks as if she’s following something with her eyes that is moving around the room. She is incredibly amused by this and not at all frightened.’

This sounds to me like an Angelic experience. This child is most likely seeing coloured balls of light that are known as orbs, which are physical manifestations of Angelic energy. That the child laughs is indicative of a loving, comforting and healing energy. This experience tells us that this child is likely to be very sensitive, helpful, naieve and innocent. This is a child who will always see the good in others, she will want to assist wherever she can and is likely to give her pocket money to charity. Laugh along with her as she is telling you that there are Angels in your home. This experience is most common amongst children where the mother has had a difficult pregnancy or birth. It is as if the Angels make a special effort to let the child know that they are safe and protected. If this has happened to your baby, please know that the Angels are looking after them and although you may have had a difficult experience, it is safe for you to stop worrying. You do not need to be fearful that you might lose your child. The trauma is over now and the Angels are bringing healing and protection to you and your child. In prayer, say: ‘Thank you Angels for always protecting and guiding my children.’ Let that prayer help to heal your fears.

‘My nephew, who is 3 years old, keeps mentioning his ‘other mum’ and asks where his sister is, even though he doesn’t have a sister. He sometimes says that before he came, he lived in another house far away, but he has always lived in the same house since he was born.’

Aww, this lovely boy has retained past life knowledge. He is what I would call an ‘old soul’ and has lived in this world many times before. A child who has an experience like this can teach us much. Let him speak. Don’t tell him he is wrong or making up stories about his ‘other family’. Let him tell you all about it, ask him what his last house was like and what his other mum was like. Ask him what colour his other sister’s hair was and which toys she played with. A child who exhibits this wondeful rememberance is wise beyond their years. He will often be quiet and is easily pleased. This is a child whose favourite word is ‘why?’, he has an innate need to understand the reasoning behind life’s occurences. This child may be bossy (because he was probably your parent in a past life, and you were his child!) and he likes to direct, guide and organize. Involve this child in fun activities and encourage him to be silly. He knows the importance of life on a soul-level and that is a heavy burden, he needs assistance to ‘lighten-up’ sometimes.

‘My six-year-old daughter told me that there was a lady in her room last night. She described her apprearance very specifically and told me that the lady’s name was Jean. Jean was my grandmother whom my daughter never met and has never seen, not even in a photo. She passed away 20 years ago.’

Bless, this amazing little girl is a natural medium. She is able to connect with the energy consciousness of people who are no longer in a physical body. This girl is a very empathic person. If anyone around her is upset, she gets upset and you cannot hide your feelings from her. If there is an atmosphere in the home, she will pick up on it. It is better to be tactfully honest with this little girl. She is a worrier. This is a child who questions time. She will ask, ‘when is Christmas?’, ‘when is my birthday?’, ‘how long until school-time?’. Time means something different to this girl because she does not measure it from birth until physical death (she doesn’t consciously know this of course!) but trust me, time is a different thing to her. She would rather do something because it makes you happy than because you tell her to. She is stubborn. When you ask her to clean her room, say, ‘It would make dad so so happy if you would tidy your room.’ She will respond to your feelings rather than the command. When she speaks to you about spirit people that she sees, encourage her to draw a picture of them, and make sure she knows that she is safe.

‘My little brother, who is 8, has dreams every night. Some of his dreams would terrify an adult, never mind a small child! He has always crept into our parent’s bed in the middle of the night; sometimes out of fear, and sometimes just out of habit.’

Congratulations! Your life has been gifted with a beautiful dreamer-child. This little boy is wired deep into the higher consciousness, so when there is something very wrong in the world he will have nightmares; filter that through a child’s imagination and the results can be pretty frightening. This child has a wonderful imagination and a creative dreamjarspirit. Channel their energy into creative pursuits throughout the day and keep them away from the news. This child would benefit from a Dream Jar. A Dream Jar is a jar to be kept in the child’s room. Every night before sleep, they get to choose what they would like to dream about. Write their chosen dream down on a piece of paper, fold it up and put it in the jar for the dream fairies to collect whilst he sleeps. When the dream fairies read the dream, they will grant his wish and give him beautiful dreams. This child sees the world in a very symbolic way. Use your hands a lot and make eye contact when you speak to him. When he gets a little older, the Dream Jar can turn into a dream journal, where he can write down or draw his dreams. (FYI, I am a dream-child. This is how my spiritual journey began.)

‘I often catch my 10-year-old niece talking to herself as if she is playing with someone. In the last few years, we’ve had to set an extra place at the dinner table for ‘Kyra’, who is my niece’s imaginary friend.’ childdragon

Wonderful! You have a child of the astral-plane. This little girl has an awareness of ‘other things out there’ generally. Her imaginary friends are imaginary in one sense because she perceives them in her mind, but they are not made up, they are real, especially to her. Imaginary friends can be spirit guides, inter-dimensional beings, angels or people/animals in the astral (spirit) world. The most noticable thing about this child is her understanding. She is very intelligent and she can understand complicated and abstract ideas easily. She may be musical as she has a special understanding of different vibrations. Set the table for her friends, ask her what her friends look like. Ask if her friend wants to go with them when you go out. Don’t put her off and tell her her friends aren’t real. Having friends from different dimensions will teach her to be accepting and naturally able to communicate will all different kinds of people as an adult.

‘My 14-year-old son has this strange ability to know when I’m in pain. He’s never been the most huggy-feely person generally, but when I’m feeling ill or sore in some way, he seems to know. I was sitting in the kitchen with a terrible headache the other day. When he came home from school, he threw his bag on the floor and came over to me and instinctively put both his hands on my head whilst he was telling me about his day. I didn’t say anything but I felt like he was healing me.’

Wow! It sounds like your son is a natural healer. He probably knows nothing about healing because this ability works very much on an energy level without the healer being necessarily aware of it. This boy is probably sporty and active as healing energy is created often by kinetic energy. He is independent, impatient and finds it hard to sit still. He has a heart of gold and will probably do a bungee jump for charity or something along these lines. If you think it wise, tell him about the experience you had with his healing energy. It may give him the confidence to follow a career in looking after people, if that is what is in his heart to do.


These are just some of the kinds of spiritual and sensitive children that you may have in your life. These spiritual types are not exclusive, you may have a child who is a dreamer with imaginary friends, or any combination, they are fluid and can change and grow over time. What is important is that these wonderful mental, emotional and spiritual talents are nurtured and not stifled. As adults, we have no right to shut down and invalidate the beautiful, spiritual experiences of our children. Be amazed by their intuitive abilities: those abilities are teaching them skills that will be valuable to them as healthy, happy adults that have the power to make this world the best world that it can be.

Do you have an intuitive child? A dreamer? A healing child? I’d love to read all about your beautiful spiritual children. Comment by clicking on the bubble below!

Until next time…give a child in your life a kiss and a cuddle and tell them you love them. Listen to them and learn.

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