Month: September 2010

Let Me Be Forever Yours

Let me be your rain….
I’ll wash away your worries, your fear, your pain.

Let me be your sun…
I’ll light your days and warm you as the nights grow cold.

Let me be the wind…
And I’ll carry your wishes to heaven so that they may be heard.

Let me be your moon..
I’ll be the light in your darkest hours.

Let me be a soft whisper…..
So that my words may linger in your ears.

Let me be your eyes…
So that I may be in your every vision.

Let me be your hands…
For I willl always be within your reach.

Let me be your heart…
So that I will know the source of your love.

Let me be forever yours…
So that I may spend the rest of my days loving you.

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

The Fool

cute birdThe fool is the pilgrim, the unwitting wise one. The fool represents our unconscious self, naïve, simple, gullible. To begin the journey toward enlightenment and integration of self, one must first become the fool, seeing things from the outside, detached, childlike and trusting. (If we were fully aware of just how difficult the seeker’s path can be, we might choose not to quest at all!)

So true that last statement is .. some things are just not meant for us to know.. otherwise looking back in your life how many times would you have chosen not to do something .. and then there would be a lesson left unlearned.. growth would have been delayed.. We need to learn to let go of the control we don’t have but crave.. we have this thing about “needing to know” … so much of our life we don’t truly enjoy because of that “needing to know” .. we get obsessed with wanting and needing to know every step and every phase that is or might be coming our way .. we end up trying to control our future and forget to live in the here and now.. so much time is then wasted and not lived and certainly not enjoyed.. and that is a true shame ..

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

Spirit is Speaking…..

>I feel Spirit speaking to me today and so I have to relay the message/messages…

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BE YOURSELF!!!!! Not sure who this is for but Spirit is screaming as though this person is having a difficult time just relaxing and maybe even being comfortable and open with their own self.. BE YOU … Stop worrying about what others will think … You will never find happiness hiding who you are .. don’t be afraid .. just relax and allow yourself to BE YOU.

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I can’t let go of this issue I’m picking up with someone and a garden … I really don’t know what the message is but I keep seeing the garden and the feeling I get is frustration… or something similar ….. and even some sort of sadness or disappointment

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Hold the bar… again no clue what that is suppose to mean … I just get “Hold the bar”

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If you need help.. ask for it … don’t trouble yourself or worry yourself to the point of making yourself sick when you are in need of help from someone else … seek out the help and your troubles will fade away .. the problem will be resolved… you just have to stop worrying about it and ask for the help.

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Those wings … yes … you know the ones I’m talking about .. those are indeed the wings of angels.

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The door is open… you just have to step through it now. Don’t let your fears stop you from walking forward.

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Why do you question so much what is put in front of you? When Spirit speaks.. listen .. don’t question. The signs have been put before you again and again .. stop convincing yourself that you are wrong and that they are not what you feel they are… TRUST

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The dog is barking so much because he is trying to warn someone ….. once you understand the warning .. the dog will stop barking

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Do you have your ducks in a row?

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The first draft is done.. there will be a few more so don’t get frustrated … it will all come together when the time is right … just don’t give up … you are on the right path .. going in the right direction.

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I hope these messages make sense to those who needed to see them today

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

The Best Me I Can Be

projectcollageI have always been one to test myself… taking on big tasks and projects.. sometimes I win … sometimes I fail.. but it doesn’t stop me from trying. I get an idea in my head and I get excited about the possibilities of bringing that idea into reality.

Through the years I have had people ask “how do you do it all?” and I have had people say to me that I make them feel bad and comments suggesting I always have to out-do someone …. so I wanted to take a moment to answer these questions.

How do I do it all?

If it is a task or project you love and believe in .. you find the time… you may be tired, you may be busy, you may have a thousand other things to do .. you may want to just go home and curl up on the sofa and veg .. but … if it is something you are passionate about … the time is there… the drive and the will to get it done is there …. instead of not doing .. you just do. That is me .. so I have a lot of passions..lol.. I simply get excited about seeing things go from an idea in my head to reality and I do what I can to make that happen. Oh there are days when I just want to do nothing at all.. but then I sit there and I think of all the possibilities and more often than not .. I get back off the sofa and I get busy and before you know it .. you have finished projects galore!

Why do you always have to out-do (insert name of random person here)?

The only person I ever try to out do is myself…. I really don’t think about what others are or are not doing .. I just think about what I am doing and what I’m not doing. Its exciting to me to go beyond what I think my limits are. There is a great reward in seeing that you can do more than what you thought you could do. I really have no limits … I don’t restrict myself from doing. If I get an idea in my head and then do nothing about it .. I disappoint myself…. and oh how I hate doing that … then it becomes something I start dwelling on .. saying to myself “I could have”… At the end of my days I like to go to bed with the knowledge of “I did all I could do today” instead of “I could have done this .. I could have done that .. I wanted to do this .. I wanted to do that .. but but but ..” So you see it’s not about anyone else here but me …lol….

You make me feel bad for not doing as much.. or I can’t keep up with you…

Like I said previously .. I don’t set out to make anyone else feel bad … and you shouldn’t. We are all different people. I do what I can .. and you do what you can. I’m just insane….lol.. I don’t know how to rest and that’s not always a good thing .. like today for instance.. I am so tired I can hardly hold my eyes open.. I have been thinking all morning about when I get home I want to take a nap and catch up on some much needed rest … and then I have all these ideas in my head .. the ribbon shirt I have not finished and paintings I would like to start and oh yeah I have a new stained glass piece I want to start….lol.. ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. You just don’t know how often I want to just shut off that “I must do everything now” voice in my head … but that is not me. So I exhaust myself .. I push myself … I wear myself out and I do what I do.

I hope this has brought some understanding .. {{{hugs}}} to everyone

Be YOU .. don’t worry about what everyone else can do.. is doing or isn’t doing and just be YOU. Be the Best You .. You Can Be!

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

Magical Moon

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A little something I jotted down last night before going to bed…

Magical Moon

Magical Moon with a light so bright
Watch over us all and protect us through the night

When you’re large and full of grace
Even when we can barely see your face

We know you are always there
Your magic fills the air

Waning and waxing as the nights come and go
Feeling that mystic tug and tow

Abundance and blessings you give without take
Please accept these prayers we now make

Our words we send to thee with love
We cast them to you and the heavens above

Magical Moon in the night
Thank you for the dreams, the visions, the second sight

A blessing at the end of each day
You light the darkness in a loving and magical way

Carrying with you the secrets from ancient times gone by
Your presence is felt beneath the starry night sky

Magical Moon thank you for your love, thank you for your light
Thank you for watching over us every single night.

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

Today’s Feast

>From a Cherokee Feast of Days – Volume II

September 20th

Blues are not measles that run their course. They are leeches that hang on as long as there is a tear, a groan or a down attitude. But nothing is as subtle or determined to get you by the throat, and it is well worth the effort to get rid of them at first sign.

But how? Stop the mind from falling into uselessness that is a quagmire. When there seems to be no point to anything.. discouragement sets in. But it is an emotion that rocks the soul the way the wind shakes a boat. Let the weak say, “I am strong.” Speak to yourself in very certain terms that this is the end of blues and the beginning of colorful thoughts and delightful days. Then put your hands to work and give your mind a rest.

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

How About Today?

>How About Today…. we find happiness

How About Today…. we bring our dreams to reality

How About Today…. we find peace within

How About Today…. we see the endless possibilities life brings

How About Today…. we stop making excuses

How About Today…. we love everyone.. no matter what

How About Today…. we take a stand for what we believe in

How About Today…. we take a chance

How About Today…. we make teh best of what we have

How About Today…. we release the past

How About Today…. we do something just for the sake of making someone else feel better

How About Today…. we plant new seeds of growth

How About Today…. we look on the bright side

How About Today…. we smile all day long

How About Today…. we do something new/different

How About Today…. we allow understanding for ourselves

How About Today…. we share what we have

How About Today…. we step forward

How About Today…. we join together as one

How About Today?

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

We All Fall Down

>In this life we live … mistakes will be made … we will fall.. we will get back up again and again… There will be highs .. there will be lows … ups and downs and all arounds…..

Don’t let your mistakes define you … let them be the building blocks of your growth.

We need to find that place within ourselves to let go and forgive past mistakes.. so that we are able to move forward. Dwelling over the past does not change the past or make any easier to let go.

Through the more trying times we will find our strengths… figure out what we don’t want …. and learn more and more about our truest self.

This life right here … right now.. is all that we have .. so we must live right here .. right now..

Allow yourself to experience every part of this life.. the good and the bad.. the calm and the chaos… the laughter and the tears ..

Remember your daily blessings and walk your path with love and honor..

And…. Don’t forget to be YOU.

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

When worry occupies the mind …

>When worry occupies the mind … be sure and cast away those mindful troubles before going to bed.Step outside and cast your worries away for the night so that you can get a peaceful nights sleep.

Worry through the night can cause illness, headaches and along night of tossing and turning

There are many way to let go of those worries.. or should say many techniques..A few are: Before bed write them down and burn the paper before going to bed… Designate a worry stone.. at night before bed .. place your worries on the stone and place it outside on the ground so that the Earth can take those worries away

Prayer always helps. Cast your worries to the heavens before bed

A shower or bath before bed is helpful to wash away the worries and also good at helping you relax …

These are just a few ways to help release worries from your mind before bed…

Many Blessings and Sweet Dreams,
Raventalker

Remember…

>Remember who you wanted to be when you were young?

Remember the dreams of growing up?

Remember ………

It is time to find yourself again …. through the chore of growing up and living you have forgotten or lost who you are …

It is time to remember ….

It is never too late to be who you are.. Walk with love in the direction of your dreams and keep with you always that inner child who wishes on stars, pinky swears and believes in wishes coming true.

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

Fall Leaf Roses – Craft of the Day

>The how-to in the link below isn’t in english but is shows step by step instructions so easy to follow… and what a great idea!!!! Love these!

http://www.lobzik.pri.ee/modules/news/article.php?storyid=244

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

Today’s Feast

>From A Cherokee Feast of Days – Volume II

September 9

There are ways you have not dreamed existed – until you can see beyond your own limited vision to possibilities of real substance. It takes a certain mindset to stop believing in shortages and start seeing good things happen.

Some people believe they will never see their dreams fulfilled – they accept it. And that acceptance solidifies such beliefs into reality. You have developed a consciousness of ga lu lo gi, the Cherokee’s expression of lack.

In the words of the prophet, “Is anything too hard for God?”

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

A message in the Raven’s Call

>The Summer breeze has cooled and signs of Autumn fill the air
Spirit has brought me a message I must share

On the night when the moon was new
Spirit brings love and blessings for me and you

The days grow shorter and the nights ever so long
Listen close and you shall hear your soul sing its song

The answers you seek are not so hard to find
It all becomes clear when you quiet the mind

It doesn’t matter where we are along our path, our own sacred road
It only matters our walk along the way, this is what I’m told

Connect to each other we are
No matter how near, no matter how far

Spirit whispers in my ear
You are not alone, there is nothing to fear

You have what it takes to make it to the end
Open your arms and feel Creator’s embrace upon the sacred wind

Don’t hold back, be who you were born to be
The mysteries shall unfold and you will see

The time is coming, an awaking is near
Spirit is speaking… can you hear

Through you, a stranger, a friend or even me
The messages are there and clear as can be

You must open your eyes and listen with your heart
In this walk we share, we all play a very important part

Not sure of your particular role?
Don’t worry, it’s all there written in your soul

The messages may come by way of wolf, bear, tiger or even by way of a raven’s wing
No matter from which it comes, the message is from a place of love that we bring

Now close your eyes and count to three
I send blessings to the ancestors and thee

With honor and love .. thank Creator for this time
Allowing me to share a message with you in rhyme

To the grandmothers and grandfathers of all the nations, I pray and ask for blessings for us all
And thank them for hearing this raven’s call.

with love and honor, aho

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

Hearing the Call….

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Hearing The Call

To some the call is loud and clear and to some not so loud and not so clear …

There are those of you who know who you are and what guides you … and then
there are those unsure..

To find your helpers, your guides.. sit quietly and begin to listen .. step away from yourself and look at the world around you. Look behind you at the foot prints you have left in the dirt .. what other foot prints or tracks do you see?
And don’t worry if you see more than 1 or 2 other sets … for we are all ever changing .. often we have more than just one totem guide or helper.. sometimes you may have a mix of guides and helpers and sometimes only 1 or 2

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

Our Song

IMG_0842There is a song inside each of us. We must let that song be heard, not necessarily by others, but more importantly heard by ourselves.

We need to get in touch with our own song ….. know the words.. feel them and acknowledge their existence.

Do not suppress them any longer… do not be afraid of who you are … embrace your own truths.

You cannot move forward if you do not embrace all that is you.

To know yourself is a moment of awakening and the answers you have been seeking will suddenly be right there before you.

Your path will be far more clear.

If you wish to hide from your own self, then growth cannot be.  Progress will not happen , answers will not come.

Don’t be afraid of who you are… there is nothing to fear.

Sing your song .. hear your own words… be you.

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

Get Out!!

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Get out this weekend and enjoy a bit of the great outdoors… connect in some way with nature…

Let the wind blow through your hair …. let go all your worries and stress..

Dip your toes in a mountain stream … follow a path less traveled and take in all the natural wonders around you.

Enjoy Creators gift to us all… and let your heart be filled with love.

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

Today’s Feast – Sept 2

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From A Cherokee Feast of Days – Volume II

Picked up my book just now .. read today’s feast and well once you read it .. you’ll understand why I just had to post it

September 2

Everything has a reason. We may have to wait a while to understand, because much of what we see is a puzzle with all its pieces strewn about. The whole thing is there but in our present condition. we do not comprehend the first thing about fitting the right pieces together. It is going to take some time.

Maybe our dullness is necessary to keep us from making foolish moves. It is better to stand and let life creep back in and our blood to flow normally before we begin again. We still do not know the reason for something but we handle the time better and we recover our senses more quickly.

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

Corn Husk Dolls – Craft of the Day

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Corn Husk Dolls are a great holiday craft that you can incorporate into just about any holiday … they can become an angel, a pilgrim or indian, they can be a patriot, a loving couple for valentines, etc .. whatever you can imagine you can create ..

You can get as simple or complax as you wish with your corn husk dolls…
add wings and they become angels and fairies… go dark and give them a pointy hat and a broom and they become a witch .. like I said let your imagination take you away and create something beautiful today!

here is a link below for a simple how-to … Google some photo samples of different dolls to help you with ideas.

http://scribbit.blogspot.com/2009/11/how-to-make-corn-husk-dolls.html

Many Blessings,
ravensig

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Understand?

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Understanding begins at home.

Before we can have understanding for others we must begin by understanding ourselves.

Spirit urges me to ask a few questions:

Do you understand yourself?

Do you understand your decisions?

Do you understand your needs/wants?

Do you understand where you are and why?

Do you understand your mistakes?

Do you understand your wins?

Do you understand your progress?

Do you understand ?

Do you understand your own pain?

Do you understand your own happiness?

and most of all do you have “understanding” for yourself?

In order for us to truly learn and grow we must understand the ins and outs of ourselves, what we do, where we go, the why, what, who, when and where of ourselves…. we must not only understand these things but have “understanding” as well..

There will be some that do not understand today’s message … and that’s ok .. let it go and don’t worry about it … there will be those that completely “UNDERSTAND” and those are the ones who are now thinking over the message and are smiling.

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

Fall Home Tips

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Fall Home Energy Savings Tips
by BlondieWrites on September 26, 2009

Fall Home Energy Savings Tips: Preparing for the Winter

Whether you like it or not and whether you come prepared or not, winter is coming. So better not sit on your couch and wait for it to come like a dooms day, move and be prepared!

Winter means one thing: cold air. But for those who are conscious enough to notice, winter means larger electric bills. Yes, it is true. Aside from summer, winter is the season of the year where your electric bills skyrocket to digits that cost you financial burden. Why? Because we need to warm our home. Our home should have the right temperature to give us comfort. And the modern way to do it is by turning on our heating system. This consumes the biggest portion of our electric bill. Fortunately, we have the whole Fall to prepare for it. And to prepare for it means that we must have the right tool and proper information on how to save during the coming season.

The fireplace – Getting our fireplace ready will certainly yield to better savings; and fall is the best time to clean and repair our fireplace. Make sure that the dumper is tightly sealed when not using them. A small space would let the cold air rush in and send the warm air out. If you were using electric heating system, an opening on the fireplace would mean bigger work to maintain the place warm. Let professional contractor to do the proper maintenance. They are certainly more capable in securing your fireplace.

When you decide to use the fireplace, you can turn down your heater. This will save you as much as 8% on heating cost.

The furnace – The furnace will work extra effort if the filter is full of dirt. This will equate to energy waste since the furnace will consume more power against the service it brings. To avoid this, make sure that your filter is clean. The owner’s manual will tell you how to clean the filter. A clean filter will let you breath clean air around your house. A clean filter saves you 5% on heating cost.

The duct – Small leaks on duct will certainly result to lost heat so make sure that this is regularly checked. Usually ducts are located on unheated places. This is another reason why heat is lost. Insulate the ducts by wrapping it with R-6 or higher fiberglass. Never use cloth-backed tapes. You can also wrap them with UL-approved metallic or plastic tapes and mastic sealants. The note that leaking ducts work 30% more on your heating system so make sure they are sealed and secured.

The solar heat – You need not have solar panels on your roof to use the sun as the source of heat. All you have to do is use open your drapes during the day to warn your room without using electricity. Just close them at night to keep the warn air inside. Reduction of the use of heating system during the day will let you cut as much as 10% on your electric consumption

The openings – Openings on your doors, windows, joints and sills will let the cold air outside to go in and the warm air from the inside to go out. Make sure that these openings are sealed with either sealant or weatherstripping. It will help reduce the work of the heating system immensely.

The thermostat – A programmable thermostat or a centralized heating system will let you save on the heating cost. The programmable thermostat will let you set your desired room temperature on a specific period of the day. This is much useful if you are leaving your home or are going to sleep overnight. The centralized heating system on the other hand will give you the ultimate control on the temperature of every room. These 2 will let you decide how warm a room could be. One interesting thing to note is that a centigrade lower on your heating system will let your save uas much as 5% on your heating cost.

The water heater – Households can set the heating system between 120 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit. This range is ideal on both mobile homes and regular homes.

http://www.frugalsimplicity.com/2009/09/26/fall-home-energy-savings-tips/

Hope this was helpful … Can’t wait for cooler weather.

Many Blessings,
Raventalker