Divination is often understood to be a means of seeing into the future. My approach would be better described as seeing more deeply into what is. It can be likened to getting an x-ray for the Soul. What is usually hidden to the eye becomes apparent and confirms what you may have felt, but were unable to name. This clarity allows for more conscious and empowered choices.
To receive a divination, is to be willing to see more deeply into the riverbed of your life, below the surface patterns, where real change happens. Experiential Divination unlike other types of readings, is not a passive process. The energies revealed are often amplified, and thus viscerally felt. Part of the process of seeing what is so, is feeling what is so.
In accordance with the five elements of the Dagara cosmology of West Africa which was passed on to me by elder Malidoma Some, the following themes are often addressed: Coming into greater alignment with your gifts (true nature), your purpose (fire) as well as your ability to bring the wisdom in your bones (mineral) into the world. Areas in need of healing (water) may arise, as may your relationship with home, community and belonging (earth). Divination is also a powerful tool to assist you in coming into greater contact with supportive ancestors. Based on what is revealed, you will be given practices or rituals to support the changes you wish to make.
It is important to note that when Aninha is divining she not working as a psychotherapist, but more as an intermediary. Psychotherapy that bridges psyche, soma, and spirit, however, can be a powerful way to deepen into the themes that are revealed in the reading.
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Bio: Aninha Livingstone, Ph.D. is a psychologist, writer and ritual guide. She is passionate about engaging soul for the purpose of individual and collective transformation. It is her heartfelt belief that as each person courageously turns towards their wounds, both personal and cultural, and acts upon their innate gifts, that together we participate in the repair the world.