Like many readers, Elle North at Drawing Within is a sort of life coach for the spirit. She breathes hope. I've witnessed her express excessive gratitude as she gains and shares a seemingly constant flow of healing wisdom and instruction on spiritual and psychic gifts.
Inner Divinity: Witness and Manifest
On your website, you state that "I hold your energy, embrace it, and remind you of your inner divinity." Can you elaborate on what this process feels and looks like to you? Can you give an example of what inner divinity means to you?
For me, this looks a little bit different, depending on who I am working with and in which way I am working with them, In general, when I say that I am holding their energy, I mean that I am holding space for them and serving as a witness for what is manifesting within them - whether that is within their physical energy, mental energy, emotional energy, or spiritual energy. Whatever comes up for them, I totally embrace and honor - I recognise that we all have unique paths. As someone who feels a deep truth within the realm of non-dual tantra, which believes that we are all expressions of the divine, I help others to connect to their innate divinity - or at the very least, to remember their inherent spirituality - so that they can walk forward on their path with a sense of deep sacred inner connection with the world around them.
Shifts and Shadows: Use Crystals to Heal
Your Crystal Clarity service (which you kindly offer on a sliding scale) gives others "Something to work with. Something to unearth hidden parts of your highest self, your shadow self, your truest self. Something to help you heal, on all levels." What parts of *your* self does this service unearth? What are one (or a few of) the crystals you see a lot of your clients need in their lives right now, and what would you like to say about that?
Within this service, clients fill out an intake form of sorts, sharing elements of their current emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects with me, along with their desires and intentions. With that wisdom, I intuit 3-5 different crystals that I feel would resonate with them, and share the metaphysical properties of these stones. When my clients are armed with the wisdom of these stones and their properties, it serves as a springboard point for them - they may purchase a necklace with one crystal, or carry another one with them in their pocket, or work with one in meditation. In this way, they are able to explore aspects of their unique self within their practice with the guidance and help of crystals - and this process looks different for everyone. They may feel empowered to shed light upon their shadow, or to recognize a shift that needs to be made within their lives in order to heal an emotional wound.
A crystal that comes to mind as being one that I have recommended a bit recently is Tiger's Eye. This stone is absolutely wonderful because it is generally a grounding and protective stone, but at the same time it helps our sense of clairvoyance, intuition, and vision. It's a lovely stone to work with within one's meditation practice, for I believe grounding is absolutely necessary for working within the realm of the Third Eye and Crown Chakras, so that we can be connected to the earth as we rise up spiritually. This is especially true for brown and red versions of Tiger's Eye, where as Green Tiger's Eye also helps us to nurture our heart space and Blue Tiger's Eye connect us to our voice.
Creative Impulse: Teaching and sharing projects and personal journals
Who or what inspires you to create (perhaps social media, tarot, reiki, or your pursuits around helping others shift and align)?
I think that what inspires me to create is two-fold - one is my own practice. I like to share what I am working on within my own personal journey with others, and often that is what will inspire a program or offering. Another thing that inspires me is my inherent need to create and teach, as these two things are intricately entwined into my nature. I have always been creative and passionate about various projects within my life, and my background is in education - so it is sort of ingrained into my being to play with both areas in my life, and I am so grateful that I have the opportunity to do so in this way.
I define creative divination as inspiration via tarot, dreams, tea leaf readings, symbols and such, that ignites one to think, act, or create in a way that promotes contentment. That zen moment may be found in writing a new blog or poem, composing a new song, choreographing a new dance, or the revision of or return to an every day task. What is one way you find creative divination, and how do you think others can experience something like it for themselves?
One way that I experience creative divination in a way that you haven't mentioned is through my personal meditation practice. When I dive into meditation, whether I am just experiencing my breath or contemplating something or working with a mantra or mudra, I feel inspired and in awe of my body, my spirit, and the world around me. I think something similar that others can experience who may not be keen on meditating is the experience that one has when they go to a yoga class and get "in the zone" and find that sweet spot between ease and effort, between the thoughts and stresses, and dwell in a state of absolute contentment.
More on Elle
Elle's Bio: I am a Spiritual Mentor who combines my wisdom of energy healing, goddess, intuition, tarot, and yogic practices to create unique offerings for soul-seekers.
As an Intuitive Mystic, my work is to empower others to connect to their inner wisdom. An alchemist at heart, I thrive in a space where things are sacred and full of ritual.
I am the creatrix of the Wisdom Within School of Intuition, and am also a Temple Priestess in A School for the High Priestess, which I co-created with my dear sister Sora Surya No.
I am the author and illustrator of 108 Days of Sacred Intention, and the creatrix of Aligned, a Crystal Meditation Album.
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Tabitha Dial strives to help folks like you create your fate with tarot and tea leaf readings.
She has an MFA in Poetry from Colorado State University and lives in Lexington, Kentucky. She is working on a creative divination workbook that encourages practicing tea leaf reading and can be used for any form of divination.
Her poetry has appeared in articles on SpiralNature.com, in "Arcana: The Tarot Poetry Anthology", and in "Tarot in Culture" Volume Two.