Sometimes things are not quite what they seem.

It's Spring...Right?

It’s Spring…Right?

Lately, I have been pretty busy and excited keeping current on Facebook, LinkedIn, my blog, creating web videos and developing my new website! Not to mention taking care of my husband and daughter while they recuperate from some recent surgeries. I think sometimes I take the phrase go big or go home a little too seriously! HA! Never one to do one thing at a time…nope, not I, ANY way…

On top of all that I decided to really put myself out there and start advertising the readings I offer. I created a simple little ad and started running a campaign on Facebook.

I have been happy with the results and have really looked forward to the responses I have got. So, you may be wondering what is this blog about? No…it’s not a blog ad about the readings I offer.

You could say it’s about ethics, opposition, rejection, conflict and confrontation.

You see, I received a Facebook email the other day (which I thought was going to be a request for a reading) that put some things into perspective for me. It basically ended up being a hate email. Someone lashed out at me (let me clarify that this someone does not know me, or ever had any interaction with me). This person made allegation towards me after only…seeing my ad.

He started out by asking me to remove the photo I posted. This is the actual ad I ran. 602200_171620846325281_298425903_n

He told me “something about this photo bothers me. Could you please remove it”.

I was confused and quite frankly a tad taken back. I responded politely and told him it was my daughters eye, I found it quite beautiful and I was very sorry it bothered him. I told him my ad would be done by the end of the month and he should never have to see it again.

He responded with another email. This was the one that hurt. Basically, this is what he said to me:

Your picture isn’t what is disturbing, the fact that you take money from distressed people claiming to be a “clairvoyant” is what is pathetic. If I see your ad again, you’ll be reported to Facebook for violation of their TOS.

Honestly…I was instantaneously hurt…and angry… embarrassed, and then… finally, I felt bad for him. This is one of those events that I think many Clairvoyants, Psychics and Mediums fear. Ridicule and humiliation.
For me personally, what he claimed I was, went against everything I believe and personally feel I represent. My main focus is on educating others and teaching them to understand what it means to be and live a clairvoyant life. I try to demystify what is stereotypically seen as someone who is a Clairvoyant, Psychic or a Medium.

It has taken me a long time to (as I have joked) come out of the clairvoyant closet, and honestly a year ago, had this have happened, I would have ran back in and locked the proverbial clairvoyant closet door. I would have then lashed out at him or hid.

But…what I eventually realized (after really processing the email) was that this was not just an anti clairvoyant email, it was a personal test. I believe in what I do and what I try to teach others. I have realized that when someone criticizes us many times we will become defensive and aggressive. This reaction often happens because the criticism we have received is a personal criticism that we carry ourselves. It is that feeling of doubt that lurks in our subconscious telling us that we are not what we say we are. I realized within minutes…no…moments of reading that email I have no longer have those doubts! I passed the test. I also realized this would not be the first naysayer, and I am ok with that.

After I ran through all my personal emotions from the attack, I felt bad for this man. Obviously he personally (or maybe someone close to him) has had a negative experience with a Clairvoyant or psychic. That or possibly he doesn’t really understand, what it is I do. I wish I could say that it was all him and his ignorance or fear…but I can’t.

What I would like to discuss is the importance of Ethic’s. Like any profession, we (clairvoyants, Psychic’s and Mediums) should be working from a code of ethics. Unfortunately, there are many Clairvoyants ,psychic’s and Mediums out there that may not truly have your best interest at heart, just like there are many people in general (out there in the big world) that do not have your best interest at heart. To me a good Clairvoyant, Psychic or Medium does, it is the nature of the job! Some that are unethical are not reading from the highest of vibrations. You need to remember to always go with your gut…your intuition. If something doesn’t make sense or sound right to you, leave.

This brings me to the discussion of learning or “dabbling” in many areas of spirit without knowing what you are really doing. I don’t mean to say you have to understand it all and have it all figured out…on the contrary! It is meant to be a learning experience. The point I am trying to make is that…YOU hold the key. You can ask someone to tell you what they see, but ultimately you have control, or at least you should. True healing and growths comes with accountability, we are all personally accountable of our actions.

As you begin to look within you start a process, a process of self-reflection, growth and knowledge. You begin the path of taking ownership of where you are and where you are going. We should never rely solely on someone else’s information. Their purpose (my) purpose is to help show what you already know on another level. To help you become aware of the messages you are receiving and to let you know that you are not alone. My job is to help thin the veil between the earth and spirit, that years of programming and conditioning has put into place. Help you in awakening your spirit and the messages from your higher self.

When any of us start learning and opening our minds the next crucial step is looking within, and understanding ourselves (or at least how the information we receive affects us) before we start going out and advising others. I don’t mean we have to have ourselves all figured out, what I do mean is that we must understand how symbolism works for us…what to look at, why we may see things that we see. The most important thing to learn is…we all can see. What we need to understand however; is what you see today could change by tomorrow. We are a constant work in progress and what is right today could be left tomorrow…things change, we change. The destination of our path may stay the same, but how we get there will change many times along the way.

Back to ethics… When we don’t have an understanding, or maybe we do have an understanding and choose to use what we have developed for our gain and not for the purpose of helping someone else see the answers for themselves…you have someone who is operating from ego and a lower vibration for financial gain alone. It’s frustrating. Frustrating for the majority of us out there that are operating from our hearts.

I am not mad at this man…
I am actually thankful. So often we get comfortable in our environments, we surround ourselves with like-minded people to point of forgetting the majority.

He brings to the surface the amount of work that still needs to be done. His words remind me that my focus needs to be on educating the masses and raising the vibration of the collective. On a personal note he has highlighted within me my own personal growth and the belief I have in myself that I have cultivated over the last few years, for this I thank him. I wish him and others like him, nothing but the best.

Lead with your heart, let love and light dictate what you give to others as well as yourself.

Namaste~

Advertisements

The fool….

the foolToday I long to be the fool…

April 1st, known as April fools day or All fools day.

I feel that for the most of my life I have tried to stay away from being the fool or being considered the fool.  Just the word “fool” seemed to hold such negative connotations for me.  After looking at what my perception of the “fool” has been growing up and then now looking at the purpose and meaning of the “fool’ in the tarot my opinion has greatly shifted.  Let me share with you what would be known as the traditional meaning of the word fool, as well as it’s meaning and representation in my favorite Tarot deck Shadowscapes.   

To begin I will once again reference the good old Merriam Webster dictionary…

 

Fool

Definition of FOOL

1)  a person lacking in judgment or prudence
 
2)  a : a retainer formerly kept in great households to provide casual entertainment and commonly dressed in motley  with cap, bells, and bauble
     b : one who is victimized or made to appear foolish
 
3)   a : a harmlessly deranged person or one lacking in common powers of understanding
      b : one with a marked propensity or fondness for something <a dancing fool> <a fool for candy>
 
4) a cold dessert of pureed fruit mixed with whipped cream or custard
 
Examples of FOOL

  1. those fools who ride motorcycles without wearing helmets
  2. Only a fool would ask such a silly question.
  3. You’d be a fool to believe what he tells you.
  4. You’re making yourself look like a fool.

To start off I like the thought of being one that is lacking in judgement or prudence.  Doesn’t say I have none… just lacking and I think we could all do a little better with removing “Certain” judgemental behaviors (I will keep the good ones like discernment). The rest of them sound created out of fear.  Fear of seeing someone doing something that seems to them as making no sense.  The label of fool easily becomes negative,  since no one wants to be labeled a victim.  The words common powers of understanding screams someone who is thinking outside the norm! And then they throw in examples like…a dancing fool…what is wrong with dancing?  Lets just cut through the PC tape and say what we mean Merriam Webster… A fool is someone who we (the collective) are confused by.  They do not follow the common train of thought.  They are wildly unpredictable and seem to really enjoy being their own person.  We are afraid of the lack of control the fool seems to exhibit.  The fool does not fear the unknown…he does not fear anything.

Now…here is the Shadowscape definition of the Fool in the Tarot deck.

Meaning: The Fool is a symbol for new beginnings and adventures, pleasure, passion, thoughtless and rash. Like the Fool, you may stand upon the precipice gazing out into the unknown; and there is either an oblivious foolishness to the terrible plunge you may experience, or else a wild spirit of adventure and great faith and knowledge in that which can and will bear you up and guide through the times to come. There are unlimited possibilities opening up for the seeker.

I long to be the fool….

To take that infamous step and have faith that all is right.  Today I am going to channel my inner fool.  We all have one in there!  In honor of All fools day I will be but a fool, even if it is for one day.  One day may lead to two…two..to three.  Today I will remove the layers of programing (or at least attempt to let them fall) I will let my heart and my spirit lead me throughout the day. 

I do find it interesting that the Fool (all fools day) occurs during the Aries sun sign.  Both represent the beginning… All beginnings require faith and trust…to be the first there has to be some sense of wild adventure and belief in the universe as well as oneself and a higher power. 

Happy April fools day… embrace your inner child today, you know the one that allows you to be fool hearty and fearless!

Namaste~

Judgement- who really wants to be seen as judgemental?

Michelangelo - Fresco of the Last Judgement

Michelangelo – Fresco of the Last Judgement

How many of you feel that this word should be bolded and in all caps!? JUDGEMENT….

How do you define JUDGMENT Here is Merriam Websters attempt.

1) a : a formal utterance of an authoritative opinion
b : an opinion so pronounced
2) a : a formal decision given by a court
b (1) : an obligation (as a debt) created by the decree of a court
(2) : a certificate evidencing such a decree
3) a: capitalized : the final judging of humankind by God
b : a divine sentence or decision; specifically : a calamity held to be sent by God
4) a : the process of forming an opinion or evaluation by discerning and comparing
b : an opinion or estimate so formed
5) a : the capacity for judging : discernment
b
: the exercise of this capacity
6) : a proposition stating something believed or asserted

 
This is a touchy topic. No one really wants to be seen as judgemental… Unfortunately it is much more common to encounter people in your everyday life that are judging us to some extent. It seems sad to say that rarely do we come in contact with someone who is not judgemental (in some way or another).
There are so many hot buttons/topics out there that are attached to judging. I don’t want this discussion to become laden with, the legal system, schools or political views of the far left or far right way of thinking. I want to look at the human aspect of it. The personal aspect of judging. The judging of others (against your views) and the judging of self (against your views as well as the views of others).
 
This is a painful word. Why is it painful you may be asking? Is it not just a word? There are so many words that when written or spoken can stir up an enormous amount of pain. This word though…when used towards ones self can stunt growth. It can place roadblocks that need not be there. This word stems from fear.
Many times when the word is being used outwardly (internally upon other people) it happens out of fear, and jealousy. There is a root issue attached to the judgement…which inturn stems back to the judging of ones self.
 
Truthfully none of us is equip to judge someone else.
 
Let’s look inside the schools for a moment… and take a really basic example we have all had some experience with at one time or another (either as a participant or a witness) .
 
Someone within a group (of friends) judges the clothing or music or shoes of someone outside of their group, vocally in front of that person for others to hear (this is a very minor example just for discussion purposes, unfortunately situations like this are usually much worse).
 
Why do they do this? Who are they to judge someone else let alone their personal style? Their choice in music? Who are they to make them feel uncomfortable? What do they have to gain? In this scenario the actions seem pretty straight forward. Lets look at some of the obvious possibilities:
  1. They are picking on someone who appears different to make themselves feel superior.
  2. They wish they had the strength to be their own person.
  3. Their personal anger towards themselves for not having the courage to stand out pushes them to act out, the scenario they fear they would encounter.
  4. They do not feel free to express themselves and be their true self (so why should someone else)
  5. pick on… so you’re not picked on.

I think you get my point in regards to outward judgement.  It is usually an act of fear and jealousy (in an odd way). 

Let’s turn the table around and look at judgement from the dreaded, ever imposing, internal perspective.

JUDGEMENT…The hardest thing we are on ourselves!!  This is the word. the action. the thing that stops us the most besides fear (since they are so very related).

So many of us spend our lives judging ourselves.  Attempting to live by standards that were most likely set into motion by someone other than ourselves.  Ideals placed in our field by our parents and society.  I mean it really is the job of our parents, caregivers to help mold us into the people we are today.  We learn to live by the values of our loved ones.  I am not saying any of that is wrong!!!  Not at all!  Especially since the alternative would be solitude growing up, where we would never be able to choose a side or know right from wrong. 

What I am trying to do here is make you think about your values for a moment. 
Are they truly yours?  Do you believe them?  Do they feel in alignment with your current path…  How does it resonate within your current belief system?   

These are some short sentences that hold some pretty big questions.   I would suggest writing out your ideals, your values, basically the things that instantly come to your mind, that represent a good life, good person. 

Now…put a check mark next to the ones you would expect your friends to live up to.
Next, put a check mark next to the ones that you expect yourself to live up to.  

Now… look at this list. Does it seem complete… all the check marks where they need to be?  You may be thinking… where are you going with this?  Well, if you have two check marks next to each item on your list this is great.  Possibly you are in alignment.  Why do I say possibly???  Because we have a few of these lists… and the expectations with the items on the lists seem to change.   But it is a great check point to become more aware of your ideals, your values. 

The next thing to think about is what holds you back from doing something that does not affect your value system. 
let me give you some examples….

I would like to quit my job.  I don’t , because I am afraid that it would make me a quitter, a failure. 
NOW , If my friend were to say to me.  I really want to quit my job and do (blank).  I would counsel her to do what makes her happy.  That she would not be a quitter by moving in the direction her heart was pointing her.  I would ask her why she would consider herself a failure?  I would empower her to be who she was ment to be. 

I have decided to hold myself to a standard that I do not hold my friends at…why?  Why would we judge ourselves in a way we would never judge someone else? 

Here is another example:

I do not like to cry.  I hold my tears in.  When I start to cry, I get angry at myself and feel like I am weak.  I tell myself nothing good comes from crying.  Weak…weak… overly emotional…woman.  Float in head.  LOL!  Granted I know this is an issue and topic all on its own, but I digress… back to the example.  NOW, the scenario changes and a good friend comes to me with an issue.  They are crying…and they start to apologize for crying.  I stop them and tell them not to apologize.  They need to cry, release it. Feel it.  Let it out.  They say, I feel like such a baby though… I tell them that they are anything but.  All the while in my heart I feel so much love and compassion for this person.  I do not feel judgement… I do not look at them as weak…or overly emotional or as being “female”…NOT AT ALL.  Why is it easier to be accepting of this behavior with someone else but not in myself/ourself? 

Now these were just personal examples to try to make my point.  Each of us have different situations that they can possibly relate to.  Just as we each have different standards to which we attempt to live our lives.  Are these standards on your list?  Are these standards yours or expectations others placed upon you?  In the two situations above I have personally asked myself… do you think you are better than them? My answer is always no…I dont.  I just expect more from myself. 

I think part of it is judgement…and part of it is really knowing what we are personally capable of… we forget to be forgiving to ourselves.  We forget to hold our self in a compassionate stance.  

I know this became a truly long blog post… I am sorry.  I could go on…and on…and on, however… It all goes back to what I have been talking about in my last series of posts… We need to look within, learn who we are. 

Remember when doing any self work… we need to hold our space with  neutrality and amusement.  
Release expectations and let things flow.  The best advice I can give you is to give yourselves the advice, and understanding that we would give our dearest friend…our children. 

Love and light~
Namaste

February is all about being flexible.

20130206-205733.jpg

I have been thinking about how important it is right now to just go with the flow. Seems to be a key message that the old ways of doing things are just that, the old way. What we are learning now, is the new way. We are re-training ourselves to look within more than outwardly for answers. In a conversation recently at a workshop I was a part of we discussed how, since the end of the Mayan calendar, we don’t have a predetermined path to follow. It’s as though the slate was wiped clean. Even if you did not follow “the” path or “a” path before, you are now presented with no path. Trust is now a key component on the next steps you begin to take. For me this is depicted clearly in one of my favorite images in the Shadowscapes Tarot deck, the Three of wands. The picture says it all. Here we are teetering on the edge of the path we have been walking upon, looking off into the great abyss. Presented with the choice of turning back the way we just came or taking that leap of faith, trusting that the path will appear Beneath our feet with each step.

I think that 2013 will be like this for most of us.
We will be challenged to trust in our purpose, our selves and the direction we are headed. We will be challenged to trust the direction we have embarked upon even when the path is no longer visible.

I think that the one thing we need to remember is that we need to be flexible. When things turn topsy-turvy remembering to look at a situation from a different perspective is the better option. The only thing that can be predicted for February is that the month will be unpredictable.

If things seem out of whack and not status quo take a look at how a situation is affecting you. If you “normally” are on the go…busy…and are rarely just still, then maybe the situation you are in is to force you to slow down.
Recently a woman I just met told me she had a great song that explained the point we were trying to make. Right in the middle of our conversation she broke out in song…singing doo,bee,doo,bee,doo….
When she stopped we all just looked at her, she smiled and said, do you get it? We are always struggling with what to do. Should we just be…or do. It was wonderful! Her point was dead on as was the way she presented it. She captivated us, we stopped actively thinking about what we were going to say next (in participation of the conversation) and we listened to her. We really listened.

So often we find ourselves in a do (go…go…go) mode. It just doesn’t seem right,to just be, especially when you want thing to happen. What we need to remember is that sometimes the work that needs to be done can only happen when we do nothing. Learning to be still is one of the hardest things we can do.

February is gong to be the month that really tries to make that point. Try to remember that when the rug gets pulled out from under you, and you are suddenly faced with the unexpected, go with the flow. Look at what the event forces you to do. If that means sitting at home doing what seems to be nothing, think about the last time you allowed yourself the time to do nothing. Think about where you are being forced to spend more of your time, why is it? What is the hidden message, what are we overlooking by being frustrated with what we cannot do. The reason or message is there, you just need to look for it.

P.S. Thank goodness February is a short month!!

Namaste~

Everyday Psychic Conference! Join us February 16th!!

Picture4

 

 

 

 

 

I am pretty excited! I hope you will be able to join us!
Together with two other amazing women I have put together a Conference on February 16th, 2013 titled
A Day with Everyday Psychics!

http://www.everydaypsychics.com

We are very excited about this event. Our intent is to dispel the myths of what it means to be psychic. To help you learn some basic tools so you can access your own inner knowing.

This is an all day event 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. The event is hosted in Loveland, Colorado. We are looking forward to traveling to Denver and Colorado Springs in the near future. Check out the website for details on registration!

Conference Details
Registration begins at 9am. The morning session begins at 9:30am with speaker introductions, then a short talk from each about the gifts you already have and how to identify them.
We will have an hour lunch break. There are many local eating spots close to the conference so get outside and enjoy! You are also welcome to bring a sack lunch and stay at the conference center if you prefer.
We open the afternoon session with a panel discussion with all of our speakers and talk about your experiences during your lunch break.

What will the speakers be speaking on?
Each of our speakers will host an experiential workshop demonstrating the concepts and tools you need to access your everyday gifts:

Eva Black Tail Swan — Everyday Medicine People

In this workshop our goal will be to awaken our (Medicine) inner-knowing. Inner-knowing is simply one way of speaking about our in-born intuitive sense, our sixth-sense, our connection to and with the High Place, and our connection with our Higher-Self.

We will use our own voice, our vibration, and the sound and vibration of drums and rattles in combination with intention and simple chants to open and awaken our own inner power (our Medicine). Awakening our inner power opens channels of communication with higher realms and will assist us to clear blocks, receive messages, discern our goals and direction, experience Vision, bring about our own healing, and even manifest the life path that is perfect for us.

Sarina Baptista — Connecting to the Other Side

We are all psychic! We all read energy and we all receive information. What we do with this information can make such a difference in the lives we lead. Sarina will connect to the your loved ones on the other side through gallery style readings and show how to receive messages for yourself. Knowing our loved ones are close and can communicate with us can heal us in so many ways, allowing us to live psychically everyday!

Jonelle Davis — Birth Path, Intuition and Energy!

Your life’s mission is revealed in your birth path number. It is within this number that your dream career and the purpose of your great work is revealed. Understanding the meaning of your birth path number can be a profound realization towards living the life of your dreams.

Using intuition and positive energy every day helps us live up to the mission of your birth path. Meditation is key to tapping into and developing your intuition, so we will talk about how to easily meditate every day, and what questions to ask at the end so that you live up to your life’s work. Jonelle will demonstrate how you can identify your highest vibration self and rely on this energy to make decisions in your life and encourage you to open yourself up to inspiration, spirituality and goodness every day.

Jackie Mihalchick aka Clairvoyant Girl — Necessary Tools for Everyday Psychics

Being psychic doesn’t mean you have all the answers or are now able to heal the world. Learning how to run your energy can help empower your life by healing the self first. Jackie provides you with the tools needed to tap into your own personal power. She will walk you through a guided energy run showing you how to unleash the healer within.

You will learn how your energy flows and how to feel and sense where your energy gets blocked. Jackie will demonstrate why it is important to peel back the layers of self and become aware of how we hold energy. You will also learn how these energetic blockages affect your everyday life.

Michelle DesPres — Higher vs. Lower Living – Living Psychically in Relationship to Others and Honoring Cycles of Time to Create Empowerment and Change

Michelle will demonstrate how to bring your highest and most authentic self into every part of your life. You will discover how to follow your personal as well as collective cycles of time for achieving maximum potential and uncover the progressive techniques for maintaining balance physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually with self, family, friends, intimacy, career, etc. You will also learn how to maintain personal boundaries while honoring the boundaries of others. Michelle will teach you how to use energy to protect yourself, your loved ones, and even your car. You will become your own spiritual authority and partake in the clairvoyant revolution that is reinventing the American ideal.

In between endings and beginnings, is a time for being…

20121210-222835.jpg

I have not blogged for a while… I have put myself into rest mode. I had some surgery and have basically been letting my body focus on recovering.

If you are anything like me sometimes the hardest thing we can do is just…”be”. I have realized that there is a definite time to “Do” and a definite time to just “Be”, and I am currently in the latter of the two.

This feeling for me feels counter productive. I mean here we are, all racing towards the end of the world,and i am sitting on the sidelines, watching? The end of the Mayan calendar is upon us,as well as the so called end of time as we know it.

Everyone is in action mode. The holidays are fast upon us, gifts need to be bought, parties need to be had. It seems nearly impossible to just stop everything and sit back and be still. But, this is exactly what I am being charged with this. I am being challenged to just “Be”. Fate, the Gods, spirit, and the universe happens to know me all to well. They know that as much as I would like to, I would not be able to take a step back and just be. My surgery was needed both physically as well as spiritually,to get me where I need to be. I am in a position of being. Learning to be still, accept help and admit that I cannot do it all. This is a tough lesson for me.

Just when I start to feel great, I over do it, and feel myself hit the wall. So I am forced to look again at the importance of being.

Being still, and allowing ourselves the permission to slow down can help us see clearer. It is a great time to assess the work that we have done throughout the year. Look back at what we have released. Mourn what we have let go. Observe what we have set into motion, and appreciate how much we have grown.

Sometimes the be-ing is needed to set all the do-ing into motion, to let it all play out.

There has been a lot of talk about how fast everything is happening right now. It has also been said that what has been set into motion is on its way, with or with out our help. Now is the quiet time that we need to reflect and appreciate all that we have done to get to this point in our lives. Time to take a moment and look at our choices, and be grateful for them. Appreciate every turn we have taken, every lesson we have learned and be grateful for all the people that have come into our lives. The inertia has been set into motion.
Give yourself the gift of observance,and reflection.

For every ending is a beginning. We just need to make room.

Thank you for the healing energy and love. I wish you all the best in your practice of “Be-ing” right now…this is the greatest gift you can give yourself.

Namaste~

Ask and you shall receive….but are you asking correctly?

I attended a class and crossed over event last night.  A good friend of mine Sarina Baptista  holds a monthly event and is very passionate about connecting you to your loved ones.  It is always inspiring for me to sit in and listen and feel the connections that happen.  Time stands still and the energy is so positive and hopeful,full of love and of course a bit apprehensive.  It is funny.  As excited as people are to connect you can sense the slight unease of the possibility of the chance of a connection.  Even though I did not get or even expect to have a connection I always leave with a message.

 

Last nights message was in  letting go and accepting oneself as not perfect, we are human. We don’t have to be everything to everyone.  Learning to accept ourselves and who we are is sometimes one of our biggest challenges.  I was also reminded on how to ask for what it is we want.  It is pretty tricky.  You don’t want to get stuck in a want loop!  What do I mean?  I am sure many of you have heard of the book  The Secret or Law of Attraction.  In these books they explain in detail how to ask for what you want, need, desire.  The trick is in the wording (yes) however it is also in the intention and for a lack of better words the faith in what you are requesting. 

If you say for example I want a better _____  (you fill in the blank).  Whatever you want a better of is what you will be putting out there, so you willbe putting yourself in a state of always being in a state of want.  The universe will give you more want of a better blank.  We also need to remember that occasionally what we “want” may not be in our best interest. 

It is very important right now to be sending out your intentions, wishes, needs and wants in ways that will help you manifest what your truly asking for. 

Today also marks the full moon lunar eclipse… the last one until the winter solstice, December 21st.  Time is in full force at what can sometimes feel like warp speed.  Remembering that is very important and key in keeping your footings in all that is transpiring right now.  Keeping your head focused, your thoughts positive and maintaining a high vibration.  Trying to keep up with all these things can inevitably wear the strongest of spirits out.  So with that my advice to you is to check out my friends blog on It’s time to feed the chickens.  She talks about the importance of maintaining balance. 

It is key right now to remember to not only take care of everyone and everything else, but to care for yourself as well.  That is also why it is so  important to fine tune your request for what you want more of in your life.  Focus on the positive on what you currently have and express gratitude.  The universe will recognize this, and provide you with more of it.  The form of that “more” can sometimes be even better than you could have ever expected.

A final note on the eclipse, The Power Path gives a great summary of what this phase represents so for a detailed summary check out The Power Path Moon Phases.  My take on it is be aware that this is a time of letting go of those things and people who no longer serve your best interest. Look at it as a form of graduating to the next level of your journey and letting go of what you have already accomplished or no longer feel the need to hold onto.  Do something new…look for creative ways to express yourself (regardless of your abilities) open yourself up.  Intentions are manifesting quickly in this phase so be careful to keep your thoughts positive and in a forward direction. 

Enjoy this time for it truly is a time of celebration!

 

Why is it we look to someone else to tell us we are on the right track?

20121111-221836.jpg

Have you ever noticed that we seldom trust ourselves. We know what we feel and what we hear inside,yet we still seek the answers (or truths) from outside of ourselves.

For some reason the information always seem more authoritative, or validating when we get it from someone else. If we ask someone else to look inside us and they see our path or the answer to our questions we accept it as our truth,the right answer.

I am not saying we shouldn’t go outside ourselves for answers, not at all. What I am saying is that we should learn to trust ourselves. Trust that we do know the answers to the questions we ask. We know the right from the wrong, even when we convince ourself the wrong is the right. We know. It is learning to look within and listen to that voice that tells us our truth.

How do you learn to hear the right voice? We know which is right. We can feel it. The right voice comes from the heart, and is filled with love and light. Even when it is a tough answer, it has our best interest at heart.

Each time you go outside yourself for an answer, when you hear the answer are you caught off guard? Or do you realize you already knew the answer? To increase our trust in ourselves we need to use this moment of awareness as personal validation to enhance your trust in yourself.

I also believe that we are all hear to help one another. Some times the answers we seek are buried so deep under layers of self doubt and programming that we need to reach outside ourselves. When you do reach out, remember to process the information you are given. Sit with it, and make sure it not only sits well with you, but fits. You want to make sure you are acting on your own behalf and in the best interest of you and no one else.

I am blessed to have come into contact with such honest and beautiful people. People I have been able to reach out too for support and guidance. They have shown me that I can trust myself.

The path to self acceptance, self-awareness and the ability to trust in ourselves is a journey. It is a learned behavior that is powered by our hearts.

So go ahead and ask another what path you should take or what the “right” answer is. Just remember once you get their answer, sit with it. Let it sink in and see what resonates with you. Does it all fit, some or maybe none of it does. All of these results are monumental. How? Because you have went inside and have been able to discern what you heard with what you know. One more step in the direction of opening up to spirit and learning to put trust in yourself,and what you already know.

Then appreciate that person, and the gift they were able to give to you.

Have a beautiful week.

Intentions in the wind

Shadowscape Art “Wind Machine”

The soft wind speaks of carrying wishes, delivering dreams
Wind…Blowing, whistling, casting spells.

Gently sweeping the dust from my mind 
Wind… Blowing, whistling, distruptive and hell.

Sleepless thoughts, seductive whispers, mindless tells
Wind…Blowing, whistling, clairity begins.

Thoughts and intentions set forth on a breeze
Wind…Blowing, whistling, promises lingering in the trees.

Wind…Blowing… Gently…In the breeze.
Tomorrow shapes itself amongst the leaves.

http://www.shadowscapes.com/image.php?lineid=32&bid=880