Continue to Spend a Moment with Guylaine Every Wednesday on Facebook in 2019
If you are like me, you have to admit it is a bit of a relief to finally have 2018 behind us. Without a doubt, it was an intense and challenging year in which we needed every stress-busting tool available to us to remain calm, cool and “Zen”. It gives me great satisfaction that—as many of you have so graciously told me—one of the de-stressing methods you frequently used to find a bit of peace was my weekly Wednesday webisode on Facebook. I did my best all year to make each webisode a haven of calmness and hope by sharing uplifting stories and interviews with inspiring people, each of whom provided their own unique ways of overcoming hardship, getting the most from our planets and of understanding what the lines in our hands were telling us.
In case you missed any of those interviews, or would like to listen to them again, they are all still available online—and they are every bit as inspiring now as they were last year! Here are a few of my favorites, which I urge to revisit if you want to boost your spirit and lighten your heart as we enter a brand new year:
Best Wednesday Webisodes of 2018
For me, my interview with Immaculée Ilibagiza was particularly moving. Immaculée, author of the New York Times bestselling biography, Left to Tell, survived the 1994 Rwandan genocide in which a million of her countrymen, including most of her family and friends were brutally slaughtered. She told me that the only way for her to rid her heart of hatred and move on with life was to forgive the killers who had murdered her parents and siblings. “Forgiveness is the only way to overcome hatred and fill our heart, and our lives, with love and light . . . forgiveness is the path to true peace and happiness,” she told me. Words to live by, indeed!
I was also deeply inspired by my chat with renowned Vedic astrologer Joni Patry, who explained how profoundly Rahu and Ketu can affect our life. Joni pointed out that while Rahu shows us where we are headed, Ketu reflects our past and relates to the level of spiritual enlightenment we’ve obtained as a result of what we have lost, or from things that have been taken from us. Understanding Rahu and Ketu is key to living a full, successful, happy and spiritually rich life. Joni is truly a wise and proficient astrologer!
Interviewing France Hutchison, author of a terrific series of yoga books that are now available on Amazon (Yoga For Kids (Yoga Pour Les Enfants), was a real joy for me. Her work truly provides youngsters with a physical, mental and spiritual head start in life—a head start that is as fun as it is enlightening. France is instrumental in helping persuade schools how beneficial it is for everyone to teach over-energetic or troubled kids yoga as opposed to disciplining them with detentions or other forms of punishment. Yoga not only prevents bullying, it expands the soul and fosters a deep and flexible love of learning. Ghanshyam’s grandchildren demonstrated how easy it is for kids to learn and practice yoga while they were visiting the Birla Center this summer—click here to check out the fun video!
Other fascinating 2018 interviews included the talented journalist/life coach, Geneviève Young; the extraordinarily gifted musician/composer, Kevin Parent; the fearless alpinist Sylvie Fréchette who led a group of adventurers to the top of Mt. Everest, and so many more. Please—if you need a bit of quick and lasting inspiration going into 2019—log on to our YouTube Channel or Facebook page to check out my best webisodes of 2018!
Making the Most of Your Lines in 2018
If you know me at all, you know that my first love and greatest passion is Vedic Palmistry (Hast Jyotish). And throughout 2018 I took every opportunity to go online and share with you the most helpful hints I have learned during my three decades as a professional palmist.
In one of my most popular webisodes, I revealed how we all can become kinder, more compassionate and bring comfort to others by developing a healing stigmata in our palm. A healing stigmata consists of three small vertical lines below our baby finger that allow us to make a huge difference in the world.
Another webisode that was a big hit was one in which I explored the important differences between our two hands by examining the handprints of a young woman who felt as though she was trapped on a never-ending emotional rollercoaster ride. I explained that, although we may consciously believe we are doing all we can to be happy, we often subconsciously sabotage our joy at every turn. This troubling situation can be detected through the differences in our two hands. Our dominant hand, the one we use to write, is like the tip of the iceberg . . . it reveals our conscious intentions—the thoughts that appear on the surface of our mind. However, our non-dominant hand represents the 9/10ths of the iceberg hidden beneath the surface—the thoughts and emotions buried in the depths of our subconscious. By understanding our subconscious selves, we are able to take responsibility for our life—we are able to build the happy future we want instead of getting stuck in a miserable present and blaming others for our unhappiness.
What Was Up with the Planets in 2018?
And lastly, but certainly not least, I took great joy during 2018 in sharing with you my take on what the planets were up to . . . and hopefully, in the process, provided you with some helpful insights into what was happening within your astrological chart and in your life. We covered some very important planetary movements last year, such as the Sun passing through each of the individual signs; the meaning of eclipses and the different phases of the Moon; and other important 2018 transits that affected us all. This included the transit of Saturn, the planet of transformation, which spent all of last year in the fiery sign of Sagittarius and thereby forced us to learn some very intense and often difficult lessons. Saturn will remain in Sag throughout 2019, but fortunately Jupiter, which is a very benefic planet and rules Sagittarius, has recently moved into the sign of its great friend, Scorpio, where it will stay for the next year. This combination will not only ease some of the pressure we felt from Saturn in 2018, but give us a little breathing space and add a spiritual dimension to our lives in 2019.
I am really looking forward to being with you each week in 2019, and I promise you that my Wednesday webisodes will be loaded with insights and inspiration. So, log on and tune in every Wednesday for the very best that Vedic Palmistry and Astrology have to offer.