Month: April 2011

A Work in Progress

There I was standing over a clover patch and picked up a four leaf clover .. oh so happy about finding my little good luck charm I got in the car and was about to press it in a book and found that the clover was less than what most consider a perfect 4 leaf clover. The fourth leaf was actually  growing out of one of the others and not a separate leaf all on it’s own. Most would probably throw the clover away thinking it wasn’t really a true four leaf clover and therefor not so lucky afterall. For a moment I thought to myself .. “Dang!”  But then I looked at the clover again and thought … how lucky am I .. I found a four leaf clover!!!

The clover may not have been perfect .. but it was aiming to be a four leaf clover and it was. It may not have been the “ideal” 4 leaf clover but still it was a four leaf clover. It may not have grown just like all the other four leaf clovers .. but still it was a four leaf cover.
It’s fourth leaf may not have been fully developed but still it was a four leaf clover. I’m sure you all see where I am going from here .

We must be happy in the moment .. be happy with who we are right now..
I’m not saying we give up trying to attain our goals but at each moment and at each step and at each phase .. we should be happy with ourselves.. be happy with what we are or have become at that moment…
We should all see ourselves as that tiny little four leaf clover with one of it’s leaves still progressing and growing.. working toward it’s ultimate goal. It doesn’t mean we are any less.. simply a work in progress.

Many Blessings,

Happiness is Now

Be Happy Today…. Don’t wait til tomorrow.

Yesterday is gone … cherish the memories that make you feel good but release the pain.

Tomorrow is a gift .. let it be ..

Look not too far into the future that you miss out on today.

Find something to smile about each and every day and watch and see how life improves. Many Blessings,

In Preparation of the New Moon


The New Moon


Now is the time to rid your life of all the not so needed crap and open your life to new beginnings, new possibilities, new life, new new new freshness in your life.

Just like your home, you need to think of your inner self as the home you carry around with you at all times. It needs to be cleaned out on a regular basis or it gets all cluttered up and before you know it you are depressed and overwhelmed with all the trash and clutter and you won’t even know where to begin to clear it out.

So take the needed steps to clear away the clutter so that you can enjoy the new, fresh, clean surroundings.  Throw out all the stuff and crap that is not needed and that is not productive or helpful to you and make room to finally breathe from within.


In the Darkness of the New Moon

In the darkness of the New moon I fly about to see what there is to see…

There is no light and no shadows to chase me..

Flying about the void, this darkened space…

I let go my worries as the wind blows across my face..

My fears aside I look at starting something new…..

And as I look within, to myself I must stay true…..

Blessed be the tasks I begin this night …

May they be in bloom by the  Moon’s next full light…

Fear not the darkness of the New Moon…

Tis the time for new beginnings and to get yourself back in tune..

As I fly away on the currents this night when the moon in new…

I begin my tasks and send out prayers and wishes of dreams coming true…

Blessing to every man, woman, child and friend….

May you find happiness, love and riches of the heart…..

And may your dreaming never ever end!


Many Blessings,

Look Twice Before You Leap!!

I hadn’t posted anything all day today because I just haven’t had any insightful words to give … well… That has now changed!

I work with a wonderful guy here at Coldwell Banker Barnes in Brentwood, his name is Jerry Kemp and he’s been a real estate agent for over 48 years. Today he told me a story and I’d like to take a moment to share his story.

Back in the day when he was in army and was in training … his unit was out doing maneuvers. They came upon a spot that was really dark in one area and light in another. He told his captain that  it looked like they were going to have to jump over the ditch. The Captain said, no we will just go around. Jerry then says, how long will it takes us if we go around it? The Captain replies with, about an hour. He said to the Captain..  “hold on and watch this”  (famous last words… hahahahahah)

Jerry backs up and takes off running and goes for it!

Then suddenly realizes that what he thought was the bank of the ditch in front of him was actually the tops of the trees down in the valley.

So there goes Jerry.. reaching out trying to grab hold of every limb he falls into on his way down … oh and screaming all the way. Limb after limb just breaks as he falls. He lands and by means of some sort of miracle only has scratches and bruises… nothing was broken. The Captain shouts down, are you ok? Jerry shouts back to them.. I’m ok but yall go around!

Jerry said to me after his story… about half way down he was thinking of quitting the army …lol

He sure had an angel watching after him that day and since then I bet he looks twice before leaping into the darkness!

It’s always a pleasure to hear Jerry’s stories…. I can picture in my mind, him free falling into those trees.. thinking it was just going to be a quick jump over the ditch.

So take Jerry’s advice… live and learn and oh yeah.. Look twice before leaping!

Many Blessings,

Shake It!

When the sun is shining bright …

When the wind is firecly blowing …

When the day turns to night …

When the moon is silently glowing …

When the rain is coming down …
When the music makes no more sound …
When the storm has come to pass…

When the day has begun anew…
When you have nothing left to do….

Many Blessings,

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On My Walk Today ….

Amazing what you hear when you listen…

Today is a beautiful day with deep blue skies and a nice spring breeze… so when lunch hour came around I left my desk and went for a walk. I’d like to take a moment to share with you what I heard on my walk today.

The trees speak gently and whisper this message: No matter the force of the wind, stand your ground with roots planted deep and allow the wind to pass through you … you’ll be amazed to find yourself still standing.

The yellow butterfly came to dance with me as I made my rounds. So joyfully it danced back and fourth around my path as I made my way. The sunlight bouncing off it’s yellow wings gave it a brilliant luminescent hue.  Yellow – the color associated with the sun  – giving us the gift of revitalization, strength, endurance and mental clarity. The butterfly – reminding us to dance and to fill our hearts with joy. A reminder not to take life so seriously.

Suddenly a silver dragonfly came buzzing past me and then danced upon the honeysuckle along the path. The dragonfly  – the essence of the winds of change, the messages of wisdom and enlightenment; and the communication from the elemental world.  Dragonfly medicine beckons you to seek out the parts of your habits which need changing.  Call on Dragonfly to guide you through the mists of illusion to the pathway of transformation.  Silver gives us the gift of emotional stability, removes or neutralizes negativity, aids in intuition, dreams, psychic abilities and psychic workings.

And last but certainly not least  – The dandelion – it’s seedlings drifted all over the park .. it looked as though they drifted on the breeze with purpose and knew where they were going. The dandelion has many medicinal purposes and reminds us that not only do we need to take care of not only our spiritual but also our physical bodies.

Well, I’d say that was a very insightful walk today 🙂 It’s always fun learning something new and to be outside with all Creators gift … it can’t get much better than that!

Many Blessings,

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A simple thought and a quote

Today I leave you with a simple thought and a quote:

Each man is good in the sight of Great Spirit. It is not necessary for eagles to be crows.  – Chief Seattle


Be who you are and not worry about what others may want or wish you to be. We all have value and each our own gifts to the world.

Happiness is flying with your own wings not riding on the wings of another.

Many Blessings,

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A Doodle Kind of Day

Well today I bought myself a new sketchbook since I gave my other new one away almost as soon as I had bought it yesterday….lol… oh well.. it was a good deed and I’m happy to make someone else happy. Soooooooooooo.. I had to christen my new sketchbook with some fresh new doodles… 

This is Lil’Alfred he likes dropping pennies in the well just to hear them splash.. he always forgets to make a wish .. bless him.

This is Old McGuire… don’t bother making friends.. he’s harmless but also an old GROUCH! No one knows why he’s so grouchy, some say there’s a story to be told but for now all we know is that’s just the way he is.


This is Angelica … she takes after her name… always sweet and kind-hearted to everyone she meets. There is this certain glow about her that draws you in and when she floats across the land .. you become hypnotized by her… well.. by not just her beauty … but something that she carries within.


Many Blessings,

Fear of Reaching Out

Today I want to talk a moment about those feelings we get urging us to reach out to someone .. someone we don’t know.

You ever see someone out in public and immediately get this urge to go over and speak to them .. offering a hand .. advice .. encouragement or a hug?

This is what I’m talking about today .. I have two stories I’d like to share with you today.

Story No. 1:

The first happened a few years ago….

I was going to Tong Ren(energy healing) classes with a friend of mine and there was a woman there .. who had obvious sadness or depression in her life. I always carry crystals with me … and the first time I saw her .. this voice inside me said .. give her the crystal.. I fought back and fourth with that voice through the whole class. I told the voice.. I can’t do that .. I don’t know this lady and she doesn’t know me.. what will she think… be the voice insisted I give her the crystal.. the class ended and I didn’t give her the crystal.

The next class, there she is again and oh boy there is that voice again. All class I argued with the voice and struggled with what to do.. going over in my head how this would play out if I made the decision to hand the woman a crystal.

By the end of the class .. the voice was so overwhelming that I gave in.. took the crystal from my bag and turned to face the woman with my hand out …  crystal in hand.. she looked at me and started crying .. not just a little tear .. I mean she was seriously crying .. she took the crystal and hugged me.. and then said .. Thank you for noticing and thank you for caring.  WOW! I was speechless .. yes, me .. speechless. It felt good… and the voice had been right all along.

Story No. 2:

Ok this happened to me yesterday.. I was at the gym, riding the bike.. pushin and goin like crazy trying to get through the whole 30 minutes and reach my 8 mile mark. I notice a lady in the mirror behind me.. she is on the treadmill and quite a large lady .. I felt a great sadness and loneliness about her and I couldn’t help but keep checking on her. She is on that treadmill walking the whole time I am on my bike and my thoughts go out to her. I’m inspired by the fact that she is in there just like me fighting this battle to get fit. It’s her loneliness that keeps pulling my attention to her .. not her size. I wanted to get off my bike and ask her if she minded if I walk on the treadmill next to her .. I wanted to do this so maybe we could strike up a conversation and that maybe I could take away some of that lonely feeling she had. Again, I argue back and fourth with my own feelings… I don’t know this lady and she doesn’t know me. Maybe she just wants to work out and be left alone.. but that feeling I keep getting from her makes me want to help her.

The voice keeps on talking and I keep on arguing. I wanted to go up to her and say.. just in case no one has told you today.. I want to say I’m proud of you.. but that sounded weird to me and I was worried how it would come across and how she might take that. I just wanted to find a way to keep her encouraged and to take away some of the loneliness she had.

I finished my 30 minutes and my 8 miles and even though I so badly wanted to approach this lady .. I didn’t .. all the way home I kept thinking about her and was kicking myself for not doing something. I hope I see her again… I will try to strike a conversation and just offer to come work out with her if she wants a buddy to workout with.

Maybe she didn’t want or need the help.. but then again .. maybe she did .. and there I was doing nothing about it. After all whats the worst she could do .. tell me no and to tell me to piss off.

I regret letting my fears keep me from doing what I was instinctively guided to do.

I’d love to hear your stories, if this has happened to you .. or if you were on the other end and a stranger has come to you out of the blue to help.

Many Blessings,


Come …. look in my eyes… does it seem familiar?

That look is determination. You see I have a goal and I mean to reach that goal, no matter what it takes.. no matter how much it hurts .. no matter how tired I may be .. no matter what anyone else says, thinks or does… my plan is to stand face to face with my goal and look it straight in the eyes. It may not happen tomorrow, next week or next month… but IT WILL HAPPEN! As long as I tell myself daily that my goal is within reach and I walk in the direction of that goal, doing what needs to be done to reach it.. IT WILL BE MET!

So now I will keep pushing .. keep walking forward and with each day that I do what I need to do to reach my goal, I shall grow with excitment knowing that somewhere down my path … my goal and I will stand face to face .. side by side .. looking each other straight in the eye!

I will not quit .. I will not just sit and wait any longer. I have a goal and I intend on meeting it!


D E T E R M I N A T I O N … brought to you by another 8 miles on the bike!


Many Blessings,

Pssst…. Over Here!

111, 222, 333, 444, 555, 666, 777, 888, 999

111, 222, 333, 444, 555, 666, 777, 888, 999

111, 222, 333, 444, 555, 666, 777, 888, 999

Ok … now that you are awake … These are your master numbers … a nudge from the angels and masters … triggers to set your spiritual self on a new awakening … a new leg in your journey.

I’m not here to give you the meaning of each set of numbers but to tell you what they are and what to look for… the research is yours to do on your own.

NOTE: Just because a website claims certain sets of numbers have this particular meaning or that … does NOT mean that is what it means to you … it can mean what they say it means or it might not in your case… that is up to you.

You know what’s going on in your life and on your path … trust your intuition .. the inner knowing that already exists inside you. If it feels right … then it’s right for YOU .. if it feels wrong .. then it’s wrong for YOU.

Good morning and welcome to your new awakening!

Many Blessings,

A Walk to Remember…..

A walk with the fairies…

Today is an absolutely beautiful day so instead of sitting at my desk through my lunch hour, I decided to go down to the park a few blocks away and walk. Guess who joined me! That’s right the fairies accompanied me today.

Right away, upon stepping onto the walking path I was greeted by a dragonfly and I knew that this was going to be an adventurous walk. The was sun shining bright in the crisp blue sky and a breeze was whispering through the trees. Honeysuckle in full bloom as we make our way around the winding path in the park.

Coming around the bend, nearly completing my first loop, a beautiful yellow butterfly decides to join us. She dances softly upon the grass and the dandelions, playing upon the breeze as we complete round 1 of our battle of the bulge. The fairies are delighted to have a new playmate join us. The butterfly reminds us that life is a dance and to not take things so seriously. They also show us how transformation doesn’t have to be traumatic, it can occur gently and with ease.

All together we round another bend in the path to find two bumble bees playing tag in the honeysuckle vines. What a hilarious sight, seeing the two of them dodge back and fourth and all around the honeysuckle. The fairies nearly fell to the ground laughing so hard at these two and all their buzzing about. The bumble bee is a great gift from Spirit, they teach us of the sweetness in life and their buzzing awakens us to the moment. The bumble bee also shows us that when we focus our intentions, much can be accomplished.

Making my way through round 2, I look up into the trees as the breeze sweeps through their branches and I can hear them cheer me on as I continue this battle of the bulge. I’m not giving up. I have got to keep going. With help from my friends, the fairies, I know I’m not alone as I push forward. My legs ache and it’s hot out but I must go on.

A cardinal dashes into the bushes, there must be a nest near. I see him sitting guard on a branch as I pass by. He turns his back to me as to say, nothing to see here folks, move on. I giggle and keep my pace. As I pass by the stream in the center of the park another butterfly joins us. This time a small white butterfly. The sunlight reflecting on its tiny little wings reminds me of the light that glows inside us all. That healing light of love that comes from the source and fills each and every one of us.

Wow, we are growing a crowd here. The fairies, the butterflies, the bumblebees, the dragonfly and me, all travelers enjoying the day. What a beautiful day for a walk it is. The aroma of honeysuckle fills the air and it reminds of when I was a kid, plucking the flowers from the vines for a taste of their sweet nectar. Those were the days when our only worry was being home before dark.

It’s round 3 already and with help from my friends and the beautiful day, I’m chugging along just fine. My legs have their strength and I’m not even out of breath. Round and round we go, dancing along this path, I have no doubts that I will reach my goal. The trees have secrets they wish to share with us as we journey. I am pleased that they wish to confide and am eager to hear what they have to say. They want to show us how we can stand strong and yet still be able to bend when needed. They tell us to let our worries go with the wind and to not cling too tightly to things. We have to allow life to flow through us for when we stand against the wind, we may very well break if not open to what comes our way. The trees are very wise. They have seen so much more than us and if you open your mind they will share with you too, their secrets and wisdom.

I’m now on my final journey and I see I have been given some gifts along the way. Not only the gift of great company keeping me focused on the journey before me but also some gifts from their world. I pick up a few items that I will use to craft some things with as a thank you to my walking companions. Just as we round that last bend, I see a raven sitting on the cool grass in the shade. Just as we approach she takes off, flying a complete circle around us.. showing off her remarkable gift of flight. The raven speaks and says we often don’t know who we are until we see what we can do and with that she fades off into the distance leaving us to finish what we have come to do.

Round 4 complete! I have a hand full of nature’s gifts to craft something special for my friends and so I must be on my way back to work. The dragonfly bids me a farewell as I exit the path, the bees get back to their game of tag, the butterflies continue playing upon the breeze and the fairies, well the fairies are always with me.

When you walk through life awake and with your eyes wide open..  there’s no telling what you might see along the way.

Many Blessings,

The pic I took at the top was taken at 2:22 hahahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaa

Staying On Course!

Today I want to talk a little bit about some things I’ve been going through myself.

I have recently joined a gym and have been workingout each week in hopes to shed some weight and get fit.

First of all after working a 10 hour day with an added 1 hour or more commute each way … it’s a struggle just to get myself to the gym instead of going home and relaxing…. but I’ve been pretty good at getting there anyway.

Yesterday I went straight from work to the gym .. got myself on a bike and started peddling … 5 minutes goes by and I am ready to stop and go home.. I find myself talking my way through it .. saying to myself.. I think I can make it to 15 minutes then I’ll stop for today and go home… 12 minutes comes around and I am definately ready to call it quits at 15 minutes…  so then 15 minutes comes around and I think to myself.. ok 5 more minutes .. 20 minutes isn’t so bad .. so I am ok with quitting at 20 minutes .. 20 minutes comes around and I’m thinking oh how I want to quit but then I’m thinking I’ve got this far .. only 10 minutes left.. I CAN DO THIS! I CAN DO THIS!

That next 10 minutes I’m just feeling determined to finish it out and make it to the 30 minute mark.. I’m sore, tired and really ready to stop but I keep going .. I grab hold of that bike and finish the 30 minutes.

Whew! I did it! I made it all the way even though 5 minutes into it I was ready to give up and go home. Now proud that I made it through and that I didn’t quit but also exhausted! hahahahaha but a good exhausted 🙂

My message today is .. stay on the bike! You’ll feel so much better about your decisions and you’ll be that much closer to your goal.

No goal was ever met by giving up.

Many Blessings,

Do You Really Know?

IMG_9620Today Spirit guides me to post this question to you…

Do you really know who you are today?

I know it may sound odd… and I have gone back and fourth with Spirit today about posting this .. and I am urged that I should, so okay! Here I am posting the question.

Do you really know who you are today?

In general you may have a gist of who YOU are … but how about today? How about now?

Are you feeling your life and your views shift?

Are you who you always thought you would be or are you someone different?

Are you the same person every day or do you find that some days you feel all together like someone else?

Do you have a sure footing of who you are?

Beyond your beliefs … beyond your morals and standards of living .. do you feel like you know who you are?

Personally … I use to question myself all the time… so I can truly understand this line of questioning.

I use to wonder about my purpose in this world.. but now I just live day to day with the faith that I am doing as I was designed to do and that my purpose will find a way of manifesting.

Trying too hard to FIND your purpose can distract you from actually realizing your purpose… you see we were all born designed with our own individual purpose. All we really have to do is live our lives, work hard, never stop learning and growing and that purpose will be met.

I know… I know… but you want to KNOW what that purpose is and why, and who , and what, and where and when ..and … and…

At the end of the day… does it matter that we know our own purpose or does it matter more that we feel full at the end of our journey.

The question at the end will be “Were you happy?” “Did you have a good time? ”  “Did you enjoy this life?”.…. not a grading system of check marks on tasks completed.

Food for thought 🙂

Many Blessings,

Let’s Get Inspired!!

It’s SPRING!!! What a beautiful time of the year … oh and today is a full moon… even better!

Inspiration is all around us with new life popping up everywhere you turn…. Take some time, get yourself out in the sunshine and enjoy a little bit of what Mother Nature has gifted us all with.

A tree will sit in waiting all winter long … waiting to let loose the fabulous foilage inside… now that’s what I call patience!

I’ve been watching the trees go from bare to green from my office window and it’s amazing how just within 1 day you can see the growth…

I am in awe  and inspired by Mother Nature.. so much beauty she brings… the birth of new life everywhere you look… if you can’t get inspired by that .. then I don’t know what else to tell you.

Do something creative today … in honor of Mother Nature and the Full Moon… you’ll be amazed at how good that can make you feel 🙂

I think I’ll go out in the garden and collect things to make a fairy fort….

Many Blessings,

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The Magic of the Spider

Ok so all night through my dreaming I had a huge spider that stayed on me… it was huge but harmless but still creeped me out …where ever I went .. it went with me. It would crawl all over my back mostly and sometimes go to the top of my head and sit there. Spiders have always creeped me out and so this was hard to deal with for most of the night. In my dreaming, I was just doing daily life kind of stuff… running errands, housework, regular work stuff and so on. The spider, no matter what I did … stayed on me though… never falling or jumping off.

I kept telling myself … spiders are good omens.. spiders are good .. get over it Holly… spiders are good…lol..

Eventually … I got over the creepy factor and was at peace with the spider being on me. I knew the spider meant me no harm and wasn’t going to bite me so at some point I just settled down inside and accepted the gift of the spider and a sense of calm and peace filled me.

So in honor of the spider that came to me in my dreaming last night, I want to share with you the magic the spider brings to your life.

A spider totem teaches you balance —
between past and future, physical and spirit, male and female.
She is strength and gentleness combined.
She awakens creative sensibilities
and reminds you that the past is always interwoven with the future.

Spiders are the keepers of the primordial alphabet
and can teach you how to write creatively.
Her body is shaped like the number 8 and she has 8 legs,
which is symbol of infinite possibilities of creation.
Her 8 legs represent the 4 winds of change and the 4 directions of the medicine wheel.

Spider’s message is that you are an infinite being who will continue
to weave patterns of life and living throughout time.
Do not fail to see the eternal plan of creation.

Those who weave magic with the written word usually have this totem.

Many Blessings,

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The Messages That Come Our Way

If you have been following my blog or if you follow me on Facebook, you’ll know what’s been going with me and the master numbers (111, 222, 333, 444, 555, etc).

If you haven’t been following I’ll quickly catch you up.  For the past month every time I turn around I see the numbers 111, 222, 333 etc … these are called the master numbers .. or angelic numbers.  There is meaning for each set of numbers and it is considered to be a nudge from the angels or your spirit guides when you see these numbers. I see them several times a day .. throughout my entire day .

This morning I was woken up by an owl outside my window making the craziest of noises.. not only was it doing its normal hooting sound it would go into a rant like hoot and would sound  almost like a monkey .. it just wouldn’t stop hootin and hollarin…  I turned to see what time it was and .. yep you guessed it .. 4:44am

I got up to see if I could see the owl because if I could I was going to grab my camera and take some pics .. but it was still too dark out to see the owl. What was odd is that after I got up and looked out the window .. the hooting stopped. Not another peep from mister owl.. it was almost as if he just wanted me to wake up and see the clock.

So I went back to be for another 15 minutes… got up .. showered.. dressed.. ran upstairs to grab my phone and head off to work,, quickly looked at my phone to check the time to make sure I was on schedule.. and the time was…. 5:55 ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh LOL… welcome to my crazy world!

So Mr. Owl has inspired me to give you info on what this totem brings to you when he appears:

The Owl

The owl is the symbol of
the feminine, the moon and the night.
The owl is the bird of magic and darkness, of prophecy and wisdom.

The owl is associated with Athena.

An owl totem gives you the power to extract secrets.
Meditate on the owl and things will be revealed.
Listen to its voice inside of you.

You will hear not what is being said by others, but what is hidden.
You can detect subtleties of voice that others cannot.
People cannot deceive a person who has an owl totem.

Owl people can see into the darkness of others souls.
Most owl people are clairvoyant because of this ability.
It can be very scary at times.
Learn to trust your instincts about people.
Let your owl totem guide you.

Many Blessings,

A Whisper of Trust


Ok so I go out to my car this morning to get my painting supplies, so I can get started on a new painting I have in mind to start today.

I was walking toward the front porch when I “sensed” that I had dropped something .. my arms were chocked full of stuff so I didn’t feel or hear anything drop or fall but I SENSED it.

I turned around and sure enough I had dropped one of the craft sticks I had bought… bent down to pick it up and right next to it a 4 leaf clover… so you know me… I had to thank the fairies for their gift and sing them a little song .. I always sing to them when looking for 4 leaf clovers… they like it and they show me more when I do and with every clover I pick I thank them.

So suddenly I had this feeling that there were more they wanted me to see… so I put the dog and my arm full of supplies in the house and came back out. I started singing my song and the 4 leaf clovers began to appear. I had this feeling that they wanted me to add these clovers to one of my special paintings I’m going to be working on soon and so they had much to show me. Singing my song I picked clover after clover until they said ok Raven… thats enough for now…lol.. they gave me 10 clovers just then.

Then I had this whisper in my ear to go around to the back yard. The whisper said that there is a feather waiting for me near one of the areas the birds feed from. So, ok I go in the house, put down my clovers and head for the back yard. I went directly to the feeder closest to the back deck because from the image they showed me, I knew it was close to the deck. I stood there looking around and looking over at the feeder that is in the middle of the back yard and knew it wasn’t over there. Then realized, oh yeah they feed over there by the tree where the squirrel feeder is and headed to the tree(also close to the deck). There it was … my gifted feather from a blue jay!

Message of the day… Listen to  that whisper! Great big raven smiles  🙂
Many Blessings,

Why? Why Not?

I have many artistic/crafty friends and so often we get on conversations about when, how and where our art/craft sells or when, where and why it doesn’t.

If you are an artist or craft person… you know exactly what I’m talking about. Those who aren’t … let me tell you…..

Lets face it .. art isn’t something you go out and buy everyday … Art is a luxury item…  so I understand when times get slow and less are buying … especially in today’s economy.  But that’s not the only struggle…. The term “Starving Artist” cannot have more truth to it. It’s a hard way to make money for most … some get lucky and get in front of the right people at the right time and their art takes off … others struggle. They struggle to find an audience, struggle to find a venue, struggle to get seen/known/heard/noticed…. and because of all that they get to a point of justifying the time, money and effort they put into their creations. They struggle to make reason for continuing.

Finding places to show off your art or craft is easy .. it’s finding the right place where people show up to BUY .. not just browse … and finding the place that has the people buying that like what you create.

Pricing your own work has to be one of the hardest things for an artist to do beyond getting noticed by the right folks. You can put a price on the materials used but how about the time, effort, knowledge and work that has gone into a piece?

Artist and craftsmen don’t usually do it for the money and fame… we do it because it makes us feel good, it’s in our blood to create… it brings us happiness and a feeling of accomplishment each time we finish a project. With every piece we create .. we have placed a piece of ourselves into it and then we get to show it off and share with the world what we have created. It’s always a labor of love for the artist or craft person. But to continue creating for most … some pieces need to be sold in order to fund future creations.

All that being said .. back to my original question… Why? or Why Not?

Why create when it’s not selling? Why not?

Personally…. I create because I believe in what I’m doing… Because I have faith in that I create each piece with a purpose and that piece will somehow find it’s way to fulfill that purpose. It’s not in me to give up.. so I continue to do the work that I do … I create and create and create until my hands have withered away to dying flesh and bone… it is who I am and I’m no quitter .. I AM A CREATOR – BRINGING THOUGHTS AND IDEAS TO LIFE.

That’s why!

Many Blessings,

Hitting the Wall

Most of us have been there at some point in our lives ..

No matter what it is we are facing …. somewhere down the line is that wall.

Sometimes it comes up and we are able to maneuver around it .. other times it’s merely a speed bump on our path.. and other times it is a solid wall that we hit full force.. straight on … and it stops us dead in our tracks.

The question of the day is: How do we get past that wall once it has stopped us in our tracks?

I won’t pretend it’s any easy feat … words are easy .. it’s easy to talk about what we can do and how we should feel about that wall and ideas of how we overcome that wall … but the act of actually doing it is a whole other story.

Depending on where we are in our life and what else is going on in our life and a list of many other factors play a part in how and if we make it past that wall.

The point of today’s post is to simply let you know you are not alone. So many of us have had to face that wall. Don’t beat yourself up if.. for now.. you can’t make it past that wall.

Take your time.. maybe it’s not meant for you to get past it .. maybe you need to do some reflecting on why that wall is there.. maybe this.. maybe that … just don’t beat yourself up over it.

Life is hard enough as it is… that wall doesn’t help .. obsessing over it make it even worse… just know that you are not alone when it comes to meeting that wall… many have been there and many will find themselves there at some point.

Many Blessings,

Can You Feel It?

Can You Feel It?

The Wind..
have you stepped outside and stood still just to feel the wind .. how it rushes by you and wraps its translucent arms around you  .. have you allowed it to wipe clean all the negativity from your being .. and allowed it to take all that is not good away from you have you taken in the beauty of the wind and the freedom that it symbolizes. Have you?


The Rain
have you stood out in the rain lately and just allowed it to drench your soul.. let it wash over your body and wash away your worries.. your fears.. your sadness and your grief have you felt the rains watery embrace have you felt the beauty of the rain .. have you allowed the rain to fill you with love and nourishment have you taken in all that the rain symbolizes and gives .. have you?




The Sun
have you laid upon a bed of clover on a sunny day and allowed the suns rays to fill you with light.. from the inside out have you felt the suns warmth .. have you felt its  warm embrace hold you and comfort you have you seen the beauty of the sun and all that it gives.. have you allowed the sun to help you grow like the flowers in the field .. the trees in the park and the roses in the garden .. have you?

The Moon
have you sat beneath the full moon and seen its beauty have you felt the magic .. the power the moon holds.. have you allowed the moon to embrace you and hold you within the dark night  have you felt the moons love .. have you been witness to the many gifts the moon allows.. have you?

Have YOU?
Have you felt what the world around you gives? Do you know of the magic that surrounds us all?  Have you listened to the world and have you heard the secrets the earth whispers in your ears .. ? Can you feel its energy? Do you know the love?


Even tho so ignored by most .. the Earth , she still gives.. she still loves..
many take and take and take .. and yet never even think of giving back or even to say thank you .. She has no breaks no vacations.. no pay and no acknowledgment .. but yet she continues to give.. continues to care and continues to take  care of all the children that play upon her surface..

Today take a minute and think about what you do .. think about how you would feel if so mistreated and ignored


Many Blessings,


Who Was I?

If you haven’t ever been through a past life regression … you don’t know what you are missing!

I have been fortunate to attend several past life regression sessions and each and every time I find out something new about myself.

I went in from the beginning with an open mind but also a bit skeptical about what would happen… and what if anything I would see or remember.

The sessions I attended were group guided meditations … a group of people would all be guided back by one person at the same time.

So, there I am at my very first session … laying in the floor, so many thoughts going through my head … wondering what this will be like. Will I see anything? Will it feel real? Will I connect? What on Earth is this going to reveal and will it work?

She begins by having us close our eyes and talks us through a relaxed state…. then she has us going to a forest and in this forest the trees have doors … each door an entrance to a past life. We each select a door and step through .. we are taken to that lifetime.. then to the most important day of that life and then to our death in that life and finally back to the light.

I was amazed at how clear the visions were that came to me.. and how I felt all the emotions of that life coming into me. This felt like a true memory each and every time. Quite amazing.

I learned that in many of my lives I was in one form or another … a teacher and that in most cases I found myself somewhere in Uk, England or Ireland mostly. These impressions stay with you once you bring them to life. It’s quite hard to forget once you remember!

Not that I would want to forget.. each experience brought me an “Ah-Ha!” moment …

I won’t go into detail now about my own experiences .. but I will ecourgage you to find yours. Truly an experience you’ll never forget and an experience that could help you in this life.

Anyway …. Spirit urged me to share this tonight and so there have it…

Many Blessings,


wet branchesWhen you are walking upon the storm .. and your life seems to be falling to pieces…

Understand  that …. Sometimes your world needs to fall apart so you can rebuild it.

Think about all the storms you have been through … you’re here .. you survived… you rebuilt what you once had and you will again.

Patching the walls doesn’t really get rid of the holes.. it just hides them.

So the walls get torn down and you build it back … stronger and better than before.

I’ve patched many holes .. and my world has fallen apart many times… each time I dusted myself off eventually … and began the rebuild process.

This message is to let those who are going through a storm now, know that you are not alone..  and the task before you is not an impossible one… although it may seem impossible.. you will get through this.

Many hugs and healing blessings to you,


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Focusing on Possibilities

This morning on my way to work .. I heard a sound bite from the movie “Soul Surfer”. The quote was “I don’t need easy, I just need possible.”

mockingbirdWhat a great quote!

Hearing this made me think of opportunities that have come my way and then I wondered .. did I take easy instead of possible? Did I throw away opportunities because I thought they might be too hard? I’m sure that down my road there were moments when I dismissed the possible and took easy. We all have at some point, I’m sure.

This was a great reminder of what we could be missing or passing up if we don’t look at the possibilities and instead only look at how difficult something may or may not be.

How much further could we go if we focused more on the possibilities of life instead of the obstacles?

Don’t we always say “Anything is possible if you just believe” ?

Well… I believe that today I am going to focus a whole lot more on the possibilities and a whole lot less on what stands between me and those possibilities.

Get-R-Done! hahahahahaa sorry, the south in me just had to say it

Many Blessings,

Have You Kept Your Own Word?

Some food for thought this evening…..

IMG_9236Each year we learn new lessons and each year we tell ourselves that next time we will do it differently .. whatever “it” is.

At the end of each year we say .. the coming year will be a different year .. that we will make much needed changes and life will change for us.

Well…. ?

Have you made the changes you said you would make?

I’m trying … taking one step at a time and one day at a time to keep my own word. It’s not an easy road … but a road I need to take. Some days it’s harder than others. I just want you all to know .. you are not alone out there. We all have changes that need to be made in one way or another. Some easy .. some not so easy and some hard as hell!! If you need help, reach out to friends and family… talk over your options, your difficulties… they may be able to help you get through.

How about you?

Are you staying true to your own word? Are you making the changes you need to make?

Many Blessings,

Ladybug of Happiness

Care for a visit from the Ladybug of Happiness?


The appearance of a Ladybug heralds a time of luck and
protection in which our wishes begin to be fulfilled.
Fall and Spring are the most abundant times for a person with a Ladybug totem.

Higher goals and new heights are possible with a Ladybug totem.
Worries begin to dissipate.  New happiness comes about.

Their presence signals a time of shielding from our own aggravations and pests.
Its coloring, red and black, is a warning to predators
and we need to give that same clear warning to our enemies.
Stay back!  I’m dangerous if attacked!
Lady bug is never the aggressor, but it will defend.

Ladybug also cautions not to try to hard or go to fast to fulfill our dreams.
Let things flow at their natural pace.
In the due course of time, our wishes will all come true.


Special gift for everyone today …

Email me with your address and you’ll get your very own hand painted Ladybug of Happiness

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Many Blessings,

Journey to the Summit

A vision I had one afternoon on my way home from work …  

Today the Grandmothers came for a visit …

Straight away one of them came over and grabbed me by the ear and said “come on, we must go”.

“Go where?”, I asked … “nevermind that, just come on”.

They said we had to get to the top of that mountain … as one of the grandmothers  pointed to this remote, very steep mountain top that looked to be somewhere in Asia.

IMG_8184The mountain was a very tall, thin, pointy looking mountain.  I thought to myself … OH DEAR! How on earth am I getting up there?

I started grabbing a few things as they pulled me to the base of the mountain. Things I thought I might need to help me along the way.

Off we went up the mountain. The sun beating down on my back felt like a brick house pushing me down. The grandmothers seem to have no trouble at all climbing this mountain. How could I be out-done by a couple of old ladies?!

I kept climbing …

As I climbed I began letting loose of some of those things I thought I needed. I had to shed some weight to make it to the top of this darned mountain. I had to lighten the load!

I’m not sure how long it took. It seemed like a long time … but it was still daylight when we reached the top.

I reached the top and there was a bench just overlooking the edge. I made my way over to the bench and sat down.

Exhausted, I sat there for a while trying to catch my breath and gather my senses.

The grandmothers behind me say, “What do you see? What do you feel? what do you hear? and what do you know?”

“I know I’m beat!”, I thought to myself… 

I sat there for a few moments looking out over the amazing view … wondering to myself… “ok what is it they WANT me to see, hear, feel, and know?” hmmmmmmmmmm

“Forget about us for a moment and just speak your mind”, they said.

I took in a deep breath and closed my eyes. I could smell the flowers. Each scent individual and then a lingering of how they mingled together. I felt the cool breeze as it washed over my face and brushed through my hair. I felt the once hot sun, now warming me as it dried my dripping wet clothes and it felt like a golden hug from heaven. I could hear the wind as it blew through each blade of grass and how it seemed to whisp around the whole mountain, encircling us all. I opened my eyes and I could see clear across the valley below without my glasses on. The colors on the leaves as the sun played among the branches of every tree were so vivid. 

“Now, what do you know?” they asked.

I know that somehow I feel lighter … even though I am in body the same as when I started up the mountain …. and beside the fact of my material load being gone, I feel lighter inside myself.  I don’t quite understand how, but I feel so light that it is as if I could glide down this mountain like a leaf in the wind.

I feel weightless… inside and out.

“Think about this for a while”, they said … “stay here and allow your mind to become crystal clear”.

Suddenly I replayed the memory of myself climbing this mountain and I watched as I started to lighten my load. Each time I let go of something it became something else… like thoughts or behaviors. My concentration was solely on getting up this mountain and all those things I thought I needed weren’t helping at all. Without thinking about it I began to let these things go as I made my way upward.  Then suddenly there I was… at the top.

I smirked .. smart old women ….

We need nothing but what is inside us to make it to where we want to go.. with a strong will and a bit of direction, we will get there as long as we don’t give up and keep our eyes forward.

Thank you Grandmothers for this journey …  there are always lessons to be learned.

Many Blessings,

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Dream Catcher How-To

Dream Catchers are traditionally hung over or near the bed … good dreams filter through the web and trickle down over the sleeper and the bad dreams are caught in the web and burned away as the sun comes up in the morning.

Dream Catchers are said to not only capture the bad dreams but also the bad thoughts and ideas.

There are many stories told as to where the origin of the dream Catcher came from but all end up with the same use and meaning.

Here is a how-to I created to teach you how to weave a dream catcher.

I use a metal hoop in the video but many materials can be used.. traditionally willow was used.

Below the video are a  few examples of dream catchers I’ve created.

Many Blessings,

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Have you stepped outside lately and truly connected with the Earth?

Have you walked barefoot in the green grass?

Slip off your shoes and feel the coolness of the grass below your feet… feel life growing         right there beneath you and all around you.

Take in the fresh spring air.

Sit quietly in the presence of new birth. The Earth is waking up from winter’s nap and life     is growing all around you.. have you stopped, if only for a moment to take it in?


It’s good for the mind, body and soul to take a break from the busy and chaotic day to day life we all live..

Take some time to slow your pace and take in the beauty that surrounds us … Spring is a magical time of year when all life begins anew.

Sleeping buds awaken to the warm spring air ..  Nests and dens are filled with new life and the Earth is painted in new shades of color.

Take some time today to connect.


Many Blessings,




Family Tree – Interesting Finds

Lately I have been researching my family heritage on and I am completely facinated by what I find.

So far I have traced one line back to the 1600’s!! How awesome is that .. another back to the early 1800’s so far… but I’m going to keep looking.

I have found that on my father’s side there is little info that I’m able to gather … can’t seem to get past my grandparents at the moment … but I will march on.

What is interesting that I have found out so far is that on my mothers side…

My grandmothers materalside of the family came from  Ireland sometimein the early 1800s .. not exactly sure of their arrival date just yet .. but I am close.

Mygrandmothers paternal side of the family came from somewhere in the UK (either Ireland or England) in 1658 ….  

I find it funny how life again shows us these circles ..  All my life I have been drawn toward Ireland and England.. a huge connection to celtic times…  and now I find that on one side of my family … they have all originated from that area… and now today .. I am married to an englishman who’s mother is irish! hahahaha

Also there is another circle… my grandmothers paternal family came over from the UK in 1658  – just over 200 years later they marry right back into a family from the UK…. crazy huh!

I started this search to find out more about my Cherokee heritage … but have come to a road block on the relative that I have always known to be from that heritage .. Bell Youngblood – born sometime in 1875 … no record of her mother or father yet .. so I am still searching .. it’s crazy to find out that she was married at the age of 14 .. wow how times have changed…

I am truly facinated with all the information I keep finding and can’t wait to find out more.

Just thought I would share with you my findings .. will keep you posted if any new info surfaces!

Oh yeah and almost forgot .. my great grandfather on my mothers side was known by the name of Wild Bill Hamby – but no one seems to know how he got his name… lol .. maybe his father “Big” Rueben gave him the who knows .. it is a family mystery

Many Blessings,

The Fool

The Fool


The fool is the pilgrim, the unwitting wise one. The fool represents our unconscious self, naive, 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 ..


Embrace your inner child today and have some fun!!!




Many Blessings,