Month: February 2011

Keeping the Dream Alive

crystalballDon’t allow the best things in your life to die out because you give up something as special as a dream ..

It’s good to have dreams, hopes and ambition…  Our dreams keep us alive.. keep us going .. keep hope within our hearts.. Our dreams are to be cherished and our dreams are meant to be followed and then realized and finally to be lived..

Don’t ever let anyone make you feel that your dreams or hopes are silly .. if it’s in your heart and something you feel strongly about wanting to do … then do it .. do it with great passion and intent … it’s up to you to make your own dreams come true.. don’t sit around and wait for it to happen .. take action.

In the mean time.. it never hurts to lay your head down each night and wish upon the stars… by doing so you are confirming your wish.. your desire to make things happen ..

An Affirmation – the assertion that something exists or is true. ( or soon will be)

So lay down your heads tonight .. with a smile in your heart .. dream a dream of all dreams and dare to follow that dream.. realize it and live it ..

The first step in creating the life of your dreams .. is believing!

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

Enjoy it!

Whatever you do in life .. find a way to enjoy it.

We all can’t have the job of our dreams.. but we can make the best of what we do have …

Whatever it is you do.. take pride in doing it well.. don’t just do it for the sake of getting by … find something in it that you like and enjoy it!

Work stops being work when you enjoy what you do.

So what are you waiting for?

You might be surprised .. many things in your life will be for the better when you can find that bit of spark and start enjoying your days …

You’ll do a better job… you’ll get noticed for a job well done.. you’ll feel better about yourself and about life in general…

Who knows what can come of finding happiness in the mundane.

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

I’m Letting Go

IMG_8797I’m letting go of this pain ..
Hoping it will move on like yesterday’s rain

No longer does it have a place within
No more sadness .. I’m sending it away with the wind

The hurt is far more than I can bare
I’m washing it away like the grey in my hair

Happiness and light are welcome to stay
As for this pain … you can go and stay far far away

Leave me alone I don’t like how you make me feel
It seems harder each time to heal

I’m not your victim.. I’m not your prey
What more is there to say

Hurt and Pain … it’s you I really don’t like!
I don’t care if you leap, run, drive or take flight!

Just go now and take a hike!

Many Blessings,
ravensig

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Remember When….

 

IMG_0249Remember what it was like when you were little?

When there really was a man in the moon that listened to all your prayers and watched over you as you slept….

When you looked at frogs, bunnies, bugs and lizards as your friends who had their own home and families in the garden .. and how you just knew they understood every word you said even though you spoke different languages…

When a mound of dirt suddenly became the tallest mountain you would ever climb…. and how wonderful it felt when you reached the top!

When you would see a falling star and you closed your eyes as tight as can be and made a wish straight from your heart….

When bed sheets and blankets made the best secret club house ever!

What happened that you stop seeing the world like this?

It’s the same world ya know….

All you need to do to bring the magic back into your life .. is believe .. believe as you did back when .. with your whole heart and soul …

Really… that’s all it takes…

Remember yet?

Open your heart to love and you’ll begin to believe again ..

Just because you have grown taller doesn’t mean your adventures have come to an end …

Come on… take my hand .. I’ll walk with you for a while .. until your eyes are once again open and the magic is real and no longer just some words from a fairy tale…. come on.. what are you waiting for … let’s go!

“Your life is only as good as you allow it to be”

“Allow more”

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

Are We There Yet?

fb cover 2When it comes to that moment of Spiritual enlightenment … that moment we find ourselves atop the mountain … that place we have been searching for our whole lives … that place we believe to be at the end of our path … it’s not about that moment at the top … it’s about our journey getting there.

It’s how we walked the path on the way… how we carried ourselves… the lives we touched… and the changes we made in ourselves.

It’s not a race … and not a competition.. it’s not about being better than anyone else .. it’s about your own growth.

On the way to that mountain top… what did you learn?

How have you changed?

When you look out at the view and see the path you walked… what do you see? How do you feel?

Was it a good life?

Food for thought….

Many Blessings,
ravensig

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Climbing the wall

castle wallLast night I had a dream…. many things went on in the dream but what stood out most for me was a moment about climbing a wall..

I was in this large brick building .. really huge… seemed vey open

Some guy came along and was showing off what he could do.. he jumped onto the wall and was scaling the wall with bare hands and feet ..  I said to him … I can do that .. and began scaling the wall as well..

I thought to myself … of course he can go higher than me .. he’s much stronger than me…

I continued to climb for the sake of climbing …. as he just bounced all over the place showing off

Suddenly I realized I could as well climb just as high… but I didn’t … I kept that to myself and just let him show off

It was enough for me to know I could. I smiled to myself.

Once I came to the realization that I could do it .. I climbed down and landed my feet firmly on the ground… dusted off my hands and went about my business. With a smile of knowing inside me.

You see sometimes that’s all it takes… realizing that we can do something that we once thought we couldn’t.

Once you know you can.. you choose to do or not to do .. you don’t just not do it because you “think” it can’t be done…

The power of knowing is a great thing and can change your world completely.

 

 

Many Blessings,
Waya

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Stained Glass Guitar Project

My newest additction in stained glass… I’m working on a series of life sized guitars made of stained glass …

At the moment I have them all pieced together and it’s now time to start adding the real guitar parts to them .. I’ll be adding the bridge, stop, knobs and machine heads from real guitars and then also adding strings but not real guitar strings

I’m choosing not to use real guitar strings because of effect really .. the smaller strings would never be seen if I used real ones .. so choosing a wire that is a middle of the line guage between the thickest string and the smallest…. hopefully that will turn out ok.. we will soon see.

Have a look at some of the guitars so far….

    

         

  Can’t wait to get the parts added on see how the finished products will turn out!

Many Blessings,
ravensig

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Writing the story of your life…

Writing the story of your life…

If you were to write the story of your life .. what kind of book would it be?

Would it be full of happiness? Sorrow? Adventure? Romance? Mystical Experiences? Mayhem and Chaos? Hardship? Mystery? Miracles?

What would you highlight?

Where would it begin and what sort of ending would you hope for?

Would it have been a life of learning or teaching or a bit of both?

Would it be a life filled with happiness .. interrupted by moments of something other?

Would be a life time of hardship and sorrows with brief moments of happiness scattered about?

Would you highlight the best moments of your life or the worst?

Which chapters would you leave out and which ones would you speak about most?

Who would the heroes be?

Who would the villains be and who won the battles?

Were there any wars fought? How many did you win and how many were lost?

Was it even about winning or losing?

Was it a life lived or a life that passed you by?

What would the story of your life tell us?

Just a bit of something to think about …. 🙂

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

Imagine that we are like books … most know us only by our cover … some know us a bit deeper and have read our inner flap … even fewer know our whole story.

Just as with a book.. you can’t get a full understanding of its contents just by it’s cover .. you gain a bit more knowledge once you read the inner flap of that book…but that will only be a short summary … certainly not the whole story…. to understand fully its contents you must read through the whole thing from beginning to end.

We all have many chapters within us …. some we have finished, some we have not yet finished, some we cut short, some we still have ahead of us to write.

Fear of Failure

If this rose were to have a fear of failure … it would have never bloomed. We would have never seen it’s beauty.

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My job is to help agents succeed in their business.. I am constantly looking for new ways in which they can grow and expand their business… that’s my day job….

In my personal life I try and use my own experiences in the same way .. hoping to help others heal, grow and find their own peace and happiness as I try and do the same for myself…

This morning Spirit gently whispered to me… it’s not because they don’t want to.. it’s because they are afraid.

Often I get “what I call”  excuses … from this person and that about why they can’t do this or learn that … or whatever …

… and I get frustrated…  You know the saying .. “You can lead a horse to water….”,  well thats how I often feel when trying to help others whether it be in their professional or personal lives.

Personally I fail all the time… but for me it’s an adventure… certainly not a fear ..

I do my best .. dust myself off and try again … sometimes it never works out .. eventually I move on to another approach if thats the case .. and again I may fail … but if I don’t at least give it a try .. I’ll never know.

My message to everyone today is “it’s ok to fail” tomorrow is another day … all the great inventors failed many times before getting it right … the world won’t end .. and time won’t stop.

What’s not ok is not trying at all.

So what if it takes several tries or even a hundred … at least you gave it a go.

Believe in yourself and hug yourself for trying….

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

I Am More Than Just Me

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I Am More Than Just Me

I’m not just me but also the flower, the nectar and the bee…

I’m the stream that travels around the bend .. I’m the river with no end

I’m a new born fawn on unsteady feet, I’m the mushroom that’s now a toads comfy seat

I’m the wind and the rain, I’m the woodpecker and the crane

I’m more than just me, I’m the dolphin playing in the sea

I’m the bear, once asleep now awake, I’m every pond and every lake

I’m the branch on every tree, I’m the ocean and the sea

I’m the grass, the weeds, the flower and the seeds

I’m the mountain, I’m the grove… I’m the reef in every cove

I’m the forest and the dale …. I’m the cry of the hump back whale

I’m far more than just one, I’m a part of it all

I’m more than the raven, more than its call

I’m not just one, I’m a part of it all

Many Blessings,
ravensig

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Message from Spirit

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Spirit gently whispers in my ear … PURPOSE

Let go of the idea that you have to find your purpose as if you are not already living it.

We each have our own purpose and you may be surprised to find out that the purpose of life is the same for all of us.

It’s in living … living life well and becoming and being the best that we can.

We were born with love and in becoming who we are we struggle and sometimes think we have lost that love … we haven’t … it’s there… it’s waking up to realize that it never left us.. not for one second .. it was just waiting for us to notice.

It’s often hardest to see what’s right there in front of our faces.

just sayin….

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

The February Full Moon

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The February full moon … also known as the Storm Moon, the Death or Quickening Moon

This is a time to release all things that you have been holding on to from the past …

Release that baggage .. don’t hold on to it .. Spring is just around the corner and you’ll need to be traveling light … don’t carry that old baggage with you into the time of awakening.

We tend to hold things in while going through a time of hardship or turmoil.. to keep us from falling apart in the middle of it all… now is a good time to release it.

Step out in the moonlight tonight and just let it go…. cry, scream, laugh, sing if you need to … whatever it is you need to do to let it go… go for it .. let it go!

Burn a bit of smudge and breathe in the goodness.. releasing all that is holding you down or holding you back.

Spirit whispers in my ear … there are great things coming to you this Spring .. there will be much to do .. so let go of whatever burdens you now … the time will come when you will need to be able to move quickly … and think fast … holding o to past baggage and burdens will hold you back from moving forward… it’s ok to let it go… you can do this…. the world won’t fall apart … just release it and watch as miracles happen right before you.

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

What its Like to Soar

IMG_3733What its Like to Soar

I was given a precious gift by way of dream/vision one night not long ago …. settle into your seat and I’ll tell you about my journey into the night.

As I lay down my head for the night I was instantly transported into a dream/vision state of mind.

I saw myself painted white from head to toe with dark markings below my eyes and upon my lips … to me this was right away a sign that this was to be about new visions, a way of seeing things in a new perspective and with the markings on my lips .. this was to signify that I should speak about what it was I am seeing. So here I go…

I lay there upon a table painted and marked and from my body another image is being born… I see that I am giving birth to myself once again .. ever growing.. ever changing and transforming … I emerge from the shell that was me as the raven and then straight away I transform into the eagle.

This said to me that yes I am the raven .. but inside me I also carry the strength of the eagle… the experience that came after was nothing less than amazing…

As I transformed from one bird to another I felt the strength of the eagle.. the power was overwhelming and amazing … straight up I flew .. quickly into the sky above ….

Soaring higher than ever before… from this height I was able to look down and see the world … my world and the world around me from a new perspective. The shear power behind each flap of my wings was unimaginable.. I felt strength throughout my entire being like never before.. I felt so very strong and it was with great force that I flew. I drifted on the winds above and the view was amazing!

Normally in my life I feel very weak and vulnerable.. most often in a fragile state, easily hurt (emotionally), rarely noticed and very small in the world, insignificant in the world as a whole. In this vision I was given a whole other feeling… opposite of what I experience in my day to day living.

What I was able to take from this gift of vision:

Even tho I may feel small and fragile, I have inside me the strength to soar to higher ground.

I shall not forget the strength I felt as the eagle and how it was to soar so far above what I had ever imagined possible.. I shall keep with me the knowledge that I do have what it takes to make it there .. it just takes a bit of faith and flying full force into the direction of our dreams. A knowing that within me lies all the tools I need to be me at my greatest.

My message to everyone else….

We all hold the tools needed … we just have to know that they are there and then use them to get us where we are meant to be.

It doesn’t matter what or how we think others see us .. it is all about how we see ourselves that matters.

 

Many Blessings,
Waya

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Let Me Be….

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Let Me Be…

Think of me in a kind and loving way
Feel my heart in the words that I say

Let me be more than some romantic notion
Recite me like the ingredients of a spellbound potion

Allow my hands to help you heal
Know that my love for you is real

Remember the twinkle in my eyes that let you know
That you are the one who makes the light inside me glow

Chant me like a sacred song
Love me as forever is long

Know me inside and out
Hold me in your heart without any fear, without any doubt

Let me be your muse, I’ll share with you my magic light
Hold me close, everyday and every night

Love me in a true and honest fashion
I’ll give to you my devoted love and passion

I want to be the poetry that lies within your soul
I’ll be the greatest love you’ll ever know

Let me be the rain that quenches your thirst
The one you wake and think of first

Lull me like a magic rhyme
You’ll see how our love will withstand the test of time

Cast me like your most cherished wish to stars above
I’ll promise you forever my love

Let me be your most fond memory
I give to you my heart and all that is me.

Many Blessings,
ravensig

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We All Fall Down

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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.

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.

Take some time to look at what you have overcome. Smile… you survived and you will again.

You can fill your life with rainbows or flood it with the rain. Your life truly is what you make it to be. So what will you fill your life with today?

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

One Step At A Time

IMG_4706Like many my life has been far from easy and far from perfect, but it has been “my” life.

I often find myself asking that 2 word phrase “Why Me?”

When those times come around,  that’s usually when we are feeling our weakest .. wondering if we can go any further .. wondering if we have what it takes to outlast the storm.

I can look back at when I found myself saying that dreaded phrase and I can see one common denominator. I let fear take the wheel on my path and well I always ended up over in the ditch, off my path, upside down, hanging on by the seat of my pants wondering how the heck did this happen… how did I get here.

As I hung there upside down, suspended in the air, I would think to myself… now how do I get out of this mess? CAN I get out of this mess?

And then the light would come on as I was guided to get myself out 1 step at a time.

1st I had to let go of what was holding me there. Knowing, that when I let go I would fall and land on my head and it would hurt. It wouldn’t kill me, but it sure would hurt.

Then I had to start walking forward. I had to get myself back on the path where I belonged.

Sometimes that walk back to my path was hard. Sometimes uphill, sometimes down and sometimes a bit of both.

Either way it was a walk in the right direction. The direction of growth, healing and progress.

Sometimes it was a short walk and sometimes it took a while to get to where I needed to be. Either way, I got there.

So hold on to your inner strength when you find yourself in that place… off your path asking that silly little phrase “Why Me?”

One step at a time will get you back to where you need to be.

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

Rich Or Poor – How Rich Are You?


One of my favorite inspirational stories…

Rich Or Poor – How Rich Are You?

It All Depends on the way You Look At Things.

One day a rich father took his son on a trip to the country with the firm purpose to show him how poor people can be. They spent a day and a night on the farm of a very poor family.

When they got back from their trip the father asked his son, “How was the trip?”

“Very good Dad!”

“Did you see how poor people can be?” the father asked.

“Yeah!”

“And what did you learn?”

The son answered, “I saw that we have a dog at home, and they have four. We have a pool that reaches to the middle of the garden, they have a creek that has no end.We have imported lamps in the garden, they have the stars. Our patio reaches to the front yard, they have a whole horizon.”

When the little boy was finishing, his father was speechless.

His son added, “Thanks Dad for showing me how poor we are!”

Author Unknown

Many Blessings,
Raventalker