Everything in the Universe is a symbol. Cast your eyes in any direction, your gaze would be met by one. Within a few minutes you'll probably tool through your email, visit a website, or download an app. Even if you were shopping or using a dishwasher—a symbol would guide your every move.
This morning I woke to find a coyote camouflaged on a rock outside my living room window. He was resting about fifty yards away from me. And for half an hour I had the great privilege to spy on him.
Recently I dreamt that an old tree had fallen in the backyard of my childhood home. As I peered out of my upstairs window, I spotted a house-cat sneaking up to a hollowed-out section of the tree. The cat looked around to make sure he was alone, then curled up into the nook he’d found.
Psychic dreams are typically simple scenes with not much going on. They tend to tell improbable stories; realistic, yet wrong in some way. For example, in reality that log I dreamt of doesn’t exist. My father keeps a tidy property and would never let a fallen tree lie around to rot. He also cultivates his outdoor space to attract a diversity of birds. A cat would not be welcome in his yard. So in literal terms the dream didn’t make sense.
A friend of mine named Jerry spontaneously gave me this crystal about 20 years ago, saying to me, "Derek, meet Froggy." He'd aptly named it I'd say—it looks like a frog! Some weeks after, Jerry passed away. Since then, Froggy has been a cherished feature in my office. I love the symbolism of Frog, a totem of transformation. Frogs have an ability to adapt to two very different worlds. They can leap back and forth between their ancestral watery homes and the lighter atmosphere of land.
Whenever a frog shows up in a psychic reading, either in my mind's eye or through my Postcard Tarot—I apply this interpretation to whatever question my client has in mind: "Whatever transition you are going through—having a child, starting college, moving to a new country—you can make the leap and adapt to that new foreign environment. Plus, you can always return, although it will be in a changed form."
I've leapt into many new transitions in my life—adapting to my role as a psychic symbolist, moving from Hawaii to New York, bringing my work to Tokyo once a year—and with each and every leap, Froggy has been by my side.
Thank you Jerry! I cherish your gift immensely.
When my first client of the day arrived at my front door he walked down the hallway, and before entering my apartment, immediately took off his shoes. After crossing over the threshold, he let out a sigh and said, “Hoo Boy! These are interesting times!”
I doubted he was only referring to his personal worries. He had global issues in mind as well. Are those any less important? I replied, “We're all grappling with these times of flux.”
As I poured him a tea, I made a mental note to keep my eye on how he was coping.
This true psychic story illustrates how symbolic ideas mirror life. I hope it helps you uncover how a coincidence or dream can illuminate your path.
A woman consulted me about a career issue recently. Since she was out of town, we conducted the session by phone. Considering the distance, I offered my vision for her in the form of an emailed photo.
For an hour, we each sat at our respective computers viewing the image together. It featured a cat sitting next to a dog.
Symbolic pictures offer amazingly clear messages. If you look, they can be psychic!
For example, click below to see a photo of cardboard fruit on my mantle. It says:
Fruitfulness, Abundance, Creative Display, A Representational Copy, Summertime, Diversity, Nutrition and, A Complementary Arrangement—among many other things.
One day, I noticed all my clients were actors. One of them posited an explanation: "It's Monday. Broadway goes dark. It's our day off."
I suppose that makes sense. Still, why is it that in less than two weeks, I read for Alex, Alexa, Alexandra, Alexis, Lexi, and Alejandro? Within just a few days I meet Derek, Derrick, and Derick, Ann, Annabelle and Anne. Not all in a row, but still... And once I've noticed all that, Meghna, Megen and Meghan visit me!
In the course of one afternoon, all my clients are concerned with the same topic. It could be a school exam, being jilted by a lover, getting pregnant. Doesn't matter. But my mind wonders why the Universe delivers themes to me this way.
Sometime last June I sat down to read for a bright young woman I’ll call J. In her session, she asked her departed father for a sign of reassurance that he was watching over her. A few days later, J’s dad delivered on her request—and in mind-blowing fashion!
Read on to see how it all came to pass.
I woke up last Sunday having dreamt a nightmare. I was lying on the beach with a friend. When I lifted my head from the sand and glanced toward the ocean, I was startled by a skyscraper-sized wall of water, ready to crash down upon us.
You’ve probably had one of those dreams where you’re being chased? I like to imagine that my mind contains a a psychological pressure valve; that fearful dreams like these are a release of pent up anxiety.