Month: January 2011

Are You Happy Now?

mockingbirdAre you Happy Now?

When asked this question, what comes to mind?

Are your first thoughts, those of well no.. I need to lose more weight, I want to get my teeth whitened, I need to make more money, I want to be loved more, I want more success, a bigger house, a newer car… etc.?


Do your thoughts go toward all that you have in life and all the possibilities that await?

Happiness comes when YOU allow yourself to be so. Happiness doesn’t come from material things so having a bigger house, better job or whatever it is you “desire” in the material world won’t mean that you’ll be happy.

Take this time now to think about all the things that have made you laugh or smile.. I bet most of those things have nothing at all to do with material possessions… and more so on acts of kindness, friendship, family bonding, and basic human interaction. Maybe it was a child’s laughter, or finding your very first 4 leaf clover, or watching the sunset or rise…. Maybe it was a kiss or a look… Maybe it was the look on someone’s face when they had lost the plot… maybe it was your child’s first steps… whatever it was … I can almost guarantee it had nothing at all to do with something you “thought” you wanted or needed.. instead it was something that just came to you freely and without some supermarket price tag.

I’m not saying that life isn’t hard and that there are no tragedies …. I’m simply saying to take a moment and appreciate all the little things in life that bring you unexpected joy.. take a moment to appreciate those around you … tell those close to you that you love them and appreciate them. Hug a whole lot more and complain a whole lot less.

Take today to appreciate the fact that if nothing else in this world you still have life … and if you still have life you have dreams, hope and possibilities.

True happiness comes not from outside joys but those that touch your heart and make you smile…. From the inside out!

Many Blessings,

Uses of cinnamon

Uses of cinnamon

Healing Power and Curative Properties

Cinnamon leaves are used in the form of powder or decoction. They are stimulant and useful in relieving flatulence and in increasing secretion and discharge of urine. Cinnamon prevents nervous tension, improves complexion and memory. A pinch of cinnamon powder mixed with honey does the trick if taken regularly every night for these purposes.

Common Cold

Cinnamon is an effective remedy for common cold. Coarsely powdered and boiled in a glass of water with a pinch of pepper powder and honey, it can be beneficially used as medicine in cases of influenza, sore throat, and malaria. Its regular use during the rainy season prevents attacks of influenza. Cinnamon oil, mixed with honey, gives relief from cold.

Digestive Disorders

Cinnamon checks nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. It stimulates digestion. A tablespoon of cinnamon water, prepared as for cold and taken half an hour after meals, relieves flatulence and indigestion.

Bad breath

Cinnamon serves as a good mouth freshener.


Headache produced by exposure to cold air is readily cured by applying a paste of finely powdered cinnamon mixed in water on the temples and forehead.


Paste of cinnamon powder prepared with a few drops of fresh lime juice can be applied over pimples and blackheads with beneficial results.

Other Diseases

Cinnamon is highly beneficial in the treatment of several other ailments, including spasmodic afflictions, asthma, paralysis, excessive menstruation, uterus disorders and gonorrhea. It is sometimes used as a prophylactic agent, to control German measles.

Other Uses

Natural Birth-Control: Cinnamon can be used for natural birth-control. It has the remarkable effect of checking the early release of ova after child-birth. A piece of cinnamon taken every night for a month after child-birth delays menstruation for more than 15 to 20 months thus preventing early conception. It indirectly helps the secretion of breast milk. Prolonged breast feeding checks the restarting of menstruation after child-birth, according to studies.

Dried cinnamon leaves and inner bark are used for flavoring cakes and sweets and in curry powder. They are also used in incense, dentifrices and perfumes. Cinnamon bark oil is used for flavoring confectionery and liqueurs. It is also used in pharmaceutical and dental preparations. Cinnamon leaf oil is used in perfumes and flavorings as also in the synthesis of vanilla.


Many Blessings,



Spirit whispers in my ear this morning and so I must share the message I have been given…

Life! Life .. it’s simple.. it’s complex… it’s up .. it’s down.. it’s here .. it’s now.. it’s this moment and the next.

I can’t begin to tell you what life is all about … ok well I could begin but it would never end…lol.. this blog would go on forever!!!

But what I can tell you is what it’s NOT about …

It’s not about the pain – it’s about growing, learning and repairing

It’s not about the torment – it’s about the healing

It’s not about the hurt – it’s about not hurting anymore …. or anyone

It’s not about the miles – it’s about every step along the way

It’s not about the size of the battle – it’s about holding true to yourself

It’s not about the tears shed – it’s about caring

It’s not about the struggle – it’s about the fight inside

It’s not about youth – it’s about the child within

It’s not about money – it’s about the treasure in YOU

It’s not about what you have – it’s about what you give

I could go on and on .. but I’ll stop here … I think you understand the whisper from here…

Life is about finding peace and happiness .. right here .. right now.. in this moment .. within yourself.

Enjoy it!

It’s a gift we have been given … E N J O Y I T!

It’s in your own hands … how will you handle it?

Many Blessings,

Message From Spirit 1-25-2011

When you stop making excuses and allowing your past to define you.. define who you are.. why you are the way you are .. and define the world around you … then and only then will you find peace and be able to move forward.

It’s like trying to roller skate up a hill… it’s a hell of a lot of work and if you loose your focus for just a moment you begin to roll backwards.

Those skates are also your crutch .. your excuse.

You think they will get you up the hill faster .. when in fact you really aren’t going anywhere .. forward a few inches.. roll back .. forward a few inches.. roll back .. work work work…

To say I am this way because of something that happened in my past is an excuse! LET IT GO!

At some point in our lives we will all go through some type of abuse.. some worse than others … it causes us much damage and blurs our perspective on life.

We CANNOT then turn around and use that past experience to define us … at some point we have to own responsibility for our actions and move beyond the abuse. No more do we make bad decisions and blame it on something that happened to us in the past. No more can we be hurtful and rude to others and blame that on past abuse. No more can we cry and moan about a miserable life and blame it on something else.No more can we run away from love, life and opportunity and blame it on our past!

Having said all that I want to say .. I don’t take abuse in any way lightly .. and I don’t take the effects that is has on us lightly .. I have come from a very abusive relationship in my past … physical, mental, verbal.. you name it .. I’ve experienced it .. so I understand.

But there comes a point in your life where you have to say ..


You have to rise above and beyond that moment in time .. let all that pain and hurt go … it’s not doing you any good to hold on to it .. so let it go..

By holding on to it .. you allow it to continue .. the abuse stays with you because you allow it to.

Hug yourself.. you are a good person and no you didn’t deserve what happened to you …

Bad things happen to good people… let it go. Allow yourself that much needed healing…

It’s ok to be OKAY! Really it is… the world won’t come crashing down because you are healing and feeling good…

Great big hugs to everyone .. I know many of you will relate and understand where I am coming from ..

I hope that you will be able to find that peace .. and experience that moment of moving beyond the past.

Many Blessings,

Finding your animal totems

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Ok in the past few days I have had several conversations about how do you find your totem animal or animals .. and how do you know which animal is yours…. soooooooooooooo I thought I might speak a few words about this.

The first thing that I want to say is … the below are my own thoughts and ways … I’m not saying this is the one and only way and I’m not saying I’m right and everyone else is wrong… all I can do is give you my perspective and speak from my own experiences… so please don’t take it personally if my view differs from yours or from what you may have been told by someone else..

ok whew .. now that the disclaimer is said and done.. we can get down to business.

Note #1 – First of all there were comments by one of my friends that she is connected to one particular animal more than any other and then she said that someone told her that her totem was something else .. her next statement was that she has never connected with that animal.

Well, I’m not saying that whoever told her what her totem was – was wrong. That totem may be around her but not yet showing itself to her – but also I want to say that … YOU are the one connecting with YOUR totem .. YOU are the one effected … YOU are the one being guided – Don’t worry so much about what others tell you – instead … if you feel strongly linked to one particular animal or 2 or 3 or whatever – then that/those are YOUR totems.

Note #2 – You may have many totems throughout your lifetime.. some stay with you for long periods of time and sometimes forever and some come and go as they are needed. Sooooooo … you meet someone and they tell you ___________ is your totem … or at least that’s what THEY see as YOUR totem … that may be true for that moment in time… but as your life progresses and you change .. your situation changes and all things around you change .. your totem may or may not also change. So don’t get yourself stuck on … “so and so said this is my totem, so that’s it .. forever”.

Note #3 – You will find your totem when you stop trying so hard to find it ..

It is not something to be forced or made to be.. when you relax and let things just be .. you will see.

You must allow your totem to come to you .. welcome it into your life and soon you will discover it has been there all along… you will see the signs and have that DUH! Moment.

When you push and push and try to force things to be … the vision becomes blurred and unclear. We all have our totems so don’t worry you are not without one just because you are unsure of what it is. You just have to relax and allow it to show itself to you.

Note #4 – Stan Hughes has a wonderful book called Medicine Seeker.. in the back of his book he has a 100+ question survey to help you find out what totems you may have. It’s a very in depth survey that may bring light to what you already know but may be suppressing.

Here’s a link to Stan’s book on Amazon
Medicine Seeker

Anyway .. I hope this has helped .. good luck

Many Blessings,

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Daily Wisdom by Raventalker 1-24-2011

What? Shocked?

Why are you so shocked about how your life is going??? After all … YOU are the one writing the book!

There is nothing we can do about the chapters we have already lived except to accept them as they were and move forward. How boring would life be if it were always perfect and there were no hills… no battles… no surprises or bends in the road.

It is not what comes your way that matters most .. it’s how you handle it… how you get through it .. and how you move forward.

Don’t dwell on past mistakes.. allow them to be lessons learned and move forward with better knowledge of what to do next time.

Find a moment right here .. right now to be happy … wrap yourself in that feeling and don’t be afraid of it .. sure it may only last a moment … but you felt it .. you knew what it was .. and you were open to the experience … it will be back! Just don’t be afraid.. Allow it to come and go and you will find yourself wrapped in its light more often than not.

Many Blessings,

Messages from Spirit 1-23-2011

Today I feel Spirit working through me and so I must pass on the messages that I receive.

Here we go…

~|~ STRIKE while the iron is hot … don’t wait for it to cool .. trust your instincts… allow yourself to be guided with your inner knowing

~|~ It’s ok to slow down … listen to your own body and intuition .. not that of others

~|~ Not all is what it seems .. you need to distance yourself from this thing that has been bothering you and look at it from an outside perspective

~|~ A picture is worth a 1,000 words.. your answers are right there in front of you .. don’t dismiss it or excuse it away

~|~ All this worry is making you sick… you know the reasons…you even know the cure… now it is up to you to make the decision that is best for YOU ..

~|~ Each of us creates the life we live in … if you don’t like your life… don’t belly ache about it .. change it… you made it the way it is… you can change it

~|~ Waiting to do the inevitable is just prolonging the pain and torment … so stop waiting and just get on with it.

~|~ Just because Simon said jump off the bridge didn’t mean you had to follow suit …. use some common sense and be your own person… follow your own rules … your intuition will not guide you wrong

~|~ Whats done is done.. there is no going back .. only forward .. just watch your step next time.

OH and my grandmother says … piss or get off the pot!

Many Blessings,

Daily Wisdom by Raventalker 1-20-2011

from the Vision Quest Deck

Daughter of Earth – Creativity

Be ready for creativity to run amuck! amuck! amuck! You have inside you all the tools that you need.. patience and inner peace will help you when this creative phase begins. The flood gates are bulging and soon this creative flow will be set free… be ready!

Transformation –

When we transform … it is like we are reborn… and in order to be reborn .. something must pass.Don’t try to hold on to the inevitable.. let go of all unnecessary baggage and allow the transformation to take place. Don’t fear change … allow it to come to be and you will see your world become brighter and better.

Daughter of Fire – Self Actualization

TRUST! You must trust that inner knowing that guides you. It wants to lift you to the heavens like smoke rising from a bowl of healing herbs. The greater your faith and trust in the secret forces that guide you .. the more sure footed your journey will be. Your path is right there in front of you .. trust .. believe and walk forward with love.

Many Blessings,

Left Behind From Our Journey

IMG_4172-22This morning the thought came to mind about our footprints … or more so the footprints we leave behind us as we journey through life.

Take some time now to look back at the footprints you have already left and think on how you would like to leave your future footprints.

This is not about correcting wrongs or even correcting past mistakes.. it’s about growing and becoming our own personal best.

It’s about being responsible in our actions and in all ways that we live.

Many Blessings,

Returning of the Sun…

1-18-2013 sunrise

Returning of the Sun…

The days, now getting longer as they grow
The sun sharing with us it’s warm and healing glow

It’s time to think about what we will harvest this year
Ready the seeds… the time is growing near

Preparation and work go hand in hand
If we want to see something come from our plan

A bit of work and a bit of time
Take care of the details and all will be fine

Nurture and trust what you sow
When it’s time to harvest, you’ll know

Take care in all that you do from here on out
Fertilize your dreams and let go of all doubt

Soon the work you’ve done will be seen by all
A great harvest you’ll reap as the raven sings it caw

So go now and make your plans
Get ready to work and don’t fear a little dirt on your hands!

Many Blessings,

Where is the wisdom?

Where is the wisdom?

It is in every drop of rain… every ounce of pain.

It is in every laugh, every giggle .. it’s even in the inch worms wiggle.

It is in every breeze … it comes and goes with ease.

It is every blade of grass, in every day that has come to pass.

It is in the tears and collected through the years.

It is in every animal, every being… it’s in everything, even those that are not seen.

It is in the silence and in the words, and carried on the wings of every bird.

It is in the wind, the earth, the water and the flame… and is known by many a name.

It is in the heart and in the soul.. is more than what you learn, its what you already know.

Where is it?

Where is the wisdom?

It’s in the air and below your feet … it’s sometimes a trick and sometimes a real treat!

It’s whats said and whats left to guess … it’s even in every jest.

It is more than an action, more than a word… its even sometimes quite absurd!

It’s kind and its cruel… an can turn the smartest of men into a fool.

Where is is? You want to know….

It’s here, there and everywhere you go….

Many Blessings,


Number Eleven possesses the qualities of intuition, patience, honesty, sensitivity, and spirituality, and is idealistic. Others turn to people who are ‘Eleven’ for teaching and inspiration, and are usually uplifted by the experience.

In systems such as Astrology and basic Numerology, eleven is considered to be a Master Number. Eleven can also represent sin; transgression and peril. Ten being the perfect number, eleven represents the exceeding of both.

It is interesting to note that eleven when broken down ( 1+1=2) comprises the Two of duality.

Number eleven is a master vibration and as such should not be reduced to a single number.People with this number could be both idealistic and visionary, and they are attracted to the unknown.They can be both unusual, interesting and magnetic personalities.

Eleven bring the gift of spiritual inheritance, is gifted as the “Light-Bearer”. It is the number of the Light within all. Strengthened by the love of Peace, gentleness, sensitivity and insight. Greatest facility is the awareness of Universal relationship. Is related to the energy of Oppositions and the Balancing needed in order to achieve synthesis.

Eleven is The PeaceMaker… Colours : Gold, Salmon, Prune, White and Black.

Determining Your Life-Path Number

Let us say that you were born on March 29, 1968.

March is the third month–3

the day 29, 2+9 totals 11

the year 1+9+6+8 totals 24 which reduces [2+4] to 6

Now add 3 with 11 [11 being a Master Number does not reduce]=14 +6=20

Drop the zero, and you have 2 as your Life-Path Number.

Many Blessings,

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