Wednesday, August 1, 2012

A Little Video A Friend Put Together

My very good and creative friend Charlie put together the following video about me, I'm honored and delighted :) Thanks too to Elemental Book and Curiosity Shop!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Lovely Neighborhood

A little Vlog about the new neighborhood around the primary location I'm reading at these days

Thursday, April 12, 2012

First attempt at "Vlogging"

I'm always interested in new ways of sharing and in response to some inquiries about internet accessibility, I'm taking some very cautious steps.This is my first "Vlog" (short for video blogging) entry. A bit awkward but I think I'm getting the hang of it. This was done at home in a room with good light, but I've since worked out how to do it from work so, hopefully I'll look a little more polished in future!
It's only 3 minutes long but I thought I'd stop before I got too tongue tied :)

Thursday, March 29, 2012

On Blogradio tomorrow, March 30th!

I am honored to be a guest tomorrow on the blogradio show of Dr. Michael Likey. His (newly released) book and radio show bring together a number of modalities of inner work and he has some very interesting guests as well as lots of his own insight.
Although he is now based in BC, he has roots here in Winnipeg and our paths have crossed from time to time over the years. The show airs at 2:30 but there are podcasts archived that you can listen to at leisure. Here is the link:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/drmichaellikey/2012/03/30/dr-likey-the-science-of-the-soul-guest-trevor
This page will also link to his own website which covers the wide array of resources and services he offers.
I'm really looking forward to exploring this new (to me) medium of sharing!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Upcoming radio spot

Brenda Johnson has asked me to be an occaisonal guest on her radio show "These Changing Times" on local University Of Winnipeg radio station CKUW 95.9 FM, The show airs on Sundays at 1:30 PM and is generally about astrological trends and our changing world. Brenda is quite insightful and our discussions are always fun, with me usually sharing the trends I see in readings and the relationship of elements to Tarot and it's symbolism, as well as the issues I see people working through in the intuitive / psychic aspects of my work.

This month I will be on the February 12th  AND 19th shows, at 1:30PM. With Valentines Day coming up, we will be talking about relationships, romance, attraction and distraction, it should be a lot of fun! If you can't tune in at that time there are also podcasts available on the shows archive (usually available within 24 hrs of airing) that can be listened to online or downloaded. Here is the show's archive link:
http://ckuw.ca/programs/detail/these-changing-times/
for more information about Brenda's astrological services, available in person or by Skype, visit her website at:
http://www.shamanictimes.com/

Monday, December 5, 2011

Tis the Season

Here we are in December 2011, time to look back on a year of challenge and change and to be close with the people and things that count. I always find December to be a month of extremes and an especially  important time to just be in the moment, whether that's a quiet walk in the snow or the need to be patient when standing in line in a crowded mall.

For myself, the holidays have become much simpler in the last few years. Most of the kids in my family have grown, some of my family lives out of town. My mother (she is 84) and I will probably have a quiet afternoon together and dinner. There's also some holiday gatherings and areas of community where I sometimes volunteer and it's always wonderful to see people who come back to Winnipeg for a visit.

For many people, the holidays are also a traditional time for readings, whether it's the Solstice, New Years or just the fact that we have a little free time. Sometimes there's a last minute rush to get in (so it's good to book ahead to ensure a time that is convenient for yourself and friends).

Amid all the hustle and bustle, many of my friends and clients work with and contribute to charities; one that I heard of recently is WISH - Women In Secondary Housing, which helps women and families transitioning away from abusive situations. I have done readings for charity fundraisers from time to time, I have had a lot of fun working with Gio's Cares and they have helped many people locally through individual gift packages as well as donations to many areas of service. I also have a personal grattitude to the Christmas Cheer Board.

Some other local suggestions are:
Children's Hospital
http://manitoba.mcc.org/
If anyone would like to post additional suggestions for local charities, feel free to use the "post a comment" feature (below this article)

However you observe this special time of year, whether in gratitude for abundance or if you are struggling, I wish you all the very best for 2012. Stay close, stay safe and as our little planet makes another trip round the sun, remember we are all in this together!
Much Love,
Trev.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Temperance, (or finding your pause button)

Temperance is one of my favorite cards. I find that there are certain symbols in Tarot that have come to have a deep resonance throughout my life. Some that I relate to easily, others that I have had to really work to understand and some where I have thought I'd seen it all and then they come back and surprise me.

I often find that when this card is predominant in a reading that it indicates a sense of timing. The word Temperance comes partly from the Latin "tempus" and also "tempor", these are respectively timing and transformation. The balancing of energies and the moderation to work things through.

A few things I have come to recognize as evocative on the card itself; the angel has one foot immersed in the water, the other seems to be hovering over the earth. The irises on the river bank, the careful flow of water between the cups, the crown of enlightenment at the end of the long road. As is the case with most cards, multiple signals that combine to give us a message.

All of the major arcana cards are archetypes, universal symbols that hold within them a kind of guidance through our circumstances. If we were to view the minor arcana as karma, the majors are a sort of dharma that helps us free ourselves. Now that first word "karma" has been getting a lot of play lately. People look at a difficult person or situation and wish it to have some sort of karmic retribution. I'm not an authority on karma but the Buddhist traditions it evolves from tells us that we don't have to be victims of circumstance or fate. Karmic retribution is about as relevant to mindfulness as Santa Claus is to Christianity. Dharma is the teachings and beliefs that help us to work through karma. We can stop the retributive patterns at any time.

It is significant that the Temperance card comes up in the sequence of the major arcana after the death card, right before we face The Devil. Like a good guardian angel that walks with us through the scary stuff, Temperance is like the angel Virgil in Dante's Divine Comedy, helping us to see that all of our experiences, good and bad are part of what is shaping us. I like to think that we are all, and perhaps always will be, works in progress. The Maker's hand is still upon the clay. We can't just evolve the nice stuff and ignore what's in the shadows, Temperance is the compassion to work with all of that. It is "The Great Transformer".

I don't think it is time alone that does this. Whoever said "time heals all wounds" had never heard of gangrene. It is time though that can wear down our hard shells of resistance. We aren't the people we thought we were a decade ago and hopefully we wont be in time to come. There is a reason Temperance comes after the egoic passing of the Death card. I am reminded of the common experience of many people who claim to have after death experiences. There is often a kind of life review where we see our lives play out from a detached perspective, we see the good and bad and these things arouse feelings but at the same time many of these people report a sense of being loved, held and protected as these things play out. I like to think of that as a higher nature or angelic awareness such as what Temperance shows. The angel of time is also an awareness outside of time, the all knowing that we are always a part of.

On a much simpler level Temperance is sometimes looking at a situation that could have us all riled up in the moment and reminding ourselves of impermanence. It asks the question - how important will this be tomorrow, a year from now or ten?

Temperance can be a need to slow down, to look at the timing of a situation. To put aside our egoic ideas of good guys and bad guys, to be compassionate with ourselves as well as others. When a troublesome situation comes my way I have to see the karma being as much my own lesson in dealing with it and not just my desire to have it come out my way. By the way, ever notice how no one much considers it was their karma that brought them the headache in the first place? No one deserves difficulties or pain, they happen though just like the weather. When they do Temperance is the awareness that we don't have to go flying off into reactions or a wish for retribution. We can learn from the situation, go into it's depths but also rise above it. We can be moderate. We can ask if there is a greater or a higher good than just our own immediate needs. This is challenging work, all of the majors involve some. In this case there is an old saying; "temper justice with mercy".

As we move into any kind of inner work, we may have some bogey men to face, but Temperance is the higher awareness that lets us know we are on a good path, that we are not alone, and whatever we need to face is ultimately freeing us. Sometimes in a reading temperance is that third choice, somewhere between yes and no that says wait a minute or not right now. Being Temperate or moderate is a better place to work from than just being temperamental. There's more room and more of a sense of being a work in progress. We aren't as insistent on things having to be an immediate yes or no and that usually shows us possibilities we had never before imagined.