Month: January 2012

Daily Insight – Growth

Once you begin to trust in your own growth, you’ll become creative in new fulfilling ways.
Think about the leaves and blossoms inside every tree as they lay dormant through the winter… we do not see them nor does the tree but we know they are there. Spring arrives and suddenly the world turns green again with new growth abound!

Have patience and faith in your own inner strength and abilities and before you know it, you will blossom as the trees do in Spring with new growth pouring out all over the place!

Balance is the next key to your growth. A loving connection to your real being will help center you now. There will be no need to force anything into being. The flow of life itself will move you when needed and everything will turn out as it should be.

NOTE: You still must do what is needed to reach whatever goal it is you have in mind.. you must continue moving forward… you just don’t need to force things into being.

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

The Box of Love

Valentine’s Day is coming up and so I wanted to take a moment to share with you something I have done for friends in previous years to spread the love   A few years ago I got the idea to give a whole years worth of love on Valentine’s Day …. So I thought how on Earth  will I pull that off!

So it dawned on me … I started collecting motivational and inspirational quotes along with a few funny and odd bits  of wisdom, jokes or whatever it was I liked…

I collected 365 sayings … I printed off 20 sets of these 365 sayings and began the process of cutting them all up in strips to place them inside a decorative box … with a tag that says …  A Year of Warm Hugs and Wishes

I found the boxes at the Dollar Tree for $1 each …. Not a ton of money invested.. just loads of time!

If you would like a copy of the quotes and phrases I’ve collected.. message me and I’ll be happy to share.

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

Daily Insight – Love

What can I say that has not been said before when it comes to love. It is that one thing we are all in search of and yet so few feel like they have found true love.

Bells, whistles, lightning and thunder are suppose to be heard when that love walks into your life… but is this true?

YES!!! Yes it is very true.

Your entire being knows when that other half of your soul stands before you. Words or actions will not be needed for the souls communicate on a level that few understand.

Magical is another word used often to describe the feeling of true love. I have to agree but also I should say that one need not expect to have that “magical” feeling every moment of every day. The magic is  always there but in the chores of living day to day other things blur the magic and while it is there.. it may be unseen or felt less than other moments at times. This is ok.. this is how it should be.. for the magic is never gone… it’s just not always front and center.

Be sure and let those you love know it every day. If you want a magical love life then you have to play a part in making sure the magic is front and center.. don’t allow life’s day to day challenges blur the magic that lives within your bond.

It’s the small things that for me bring that magic back to the surface… like looking over at my husband and as he turns his focus and looks back at me and that smile of his takes form… A magic stirs inside me and I bubble over with how very much I love him. Late night cuddles and morning kisses .. sigh… Preparing meals together… the love and care that goes into every action. These are just a few of the things that normally may go without notice but for me these are the moments I look forward to.

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

Our Teachers

ravenQuote from Eat, Pray, Love “Accept that everyone you meet in life is a teacher”.

I was thinking about this statement and for a moment and began to reflect back on various people that have come and gone in my life and what I might have learned from each of them. Even those who came and left in a moment there was something to be learned. It doesn’t matter the length of time someone is in your life, they all offer something to be learned. Here are a few examples of my own:

  • The beggar on the street teaches us that everything we have can be gone in a flash. Cherish what you have every moment that you have it.
  • Those we teach remind us of how important knowledge can be.
  • Children show us the wonders of the world and how imagination, wonder and magic live in every moment that we allow it to be.
  • Those “Happy” folks that are always smiling, always cheerful – teach us that life is what we make it.
  • Those unhappy people who are always negative, always gloomy, always complaining – they make us appreciate the good days. They make us glad that we are not them!
  • Mothers show us what unconditional love looks like.

These are just a few examples of what we can learn from others.. the list is never-ending. Today I ask that you look at the world you live in and the people in it, a little bit differently. Ask yourself what lessons can be learned and how that person has influenced your life today.

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

Watch Me!

This is what I have done all my life. In fact, I strive on proving others wrong when it comes to what I can and can’t do. It  fuels me in a way that no obstacle is too big.. nothing shall get in my way .. I become this super hero of whatever it is I’m about to take on and so I leap tall buildings and scale the mountains before me to show the evil doubter that “Yes indeed, I CAN!“.

It is a great feeling to transform a can’t into a DONE!

You are suddenly filled with a sense of pride and well being. At that moment you are truly happy inside and out. It is euphoric and feels oh so good to be alive. Not only did you show others that you COULD .. you showed yourself that you could do it and that is far more important and rewarding.

Today’s message: Don’t let fear and doubt fill your mind.. Go at life with a CAN DO attitude and watch as the doors to possibilities continue to open right before you.

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

The Story You May or May Not Know


There is a story inside me you may or may not know
I’ll try to explain it with a bit of rhyming flow.

This story runs deep, straight to the core
It begs for you to know me just a little bit more.

From my childhood to this adult like life
The girl, the friend, the lover, the mother and the wife.

I’ve been through the jungle and survived many a war
I’ve been lost but also found what I was looking for.

I’ve been held captive and I’ve known what it’s like to soar
I’ve found the keys and unlocked some doors.

Some right, some wrong
But through it all I have become ever so strong.

At times all I wanted to do was flee
But that wasn’t really me.

I’ve learned to conquer many of my fears
It has taken lots of practice and many years.

But here I am today as I stand
Offering you a welcoming hand.

Come into my world and see what I see
You’ll get a little glimpse of what it’s like to be me.

The many hats that I wear
The way it feels when people give you that stare.

The love that I give and the friends that I gain
And lets not forget how much fun it is when we dance in the rain!

From my hand to yours
I welcome you to know me just a little bit more.

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

Daily Insight – The Energy of Emotions

Be careful not to cling to any emotion… allow yourself to experience emotion without fear of that emotion and without clinging to that emotion.

For instance: When one is happy, you want to hold on to that feeling for as long as you can. You push that moment into being and in doing so you also create a fear of loss with that emotion. This blocks energy from flowing freely through you and all times we need that energy flowing.

Allow happy moments to come and go at their own natural pace. The same is said for all other emotions. When you allow fear to take over you allow road blocks in your own life-spring of energy.

It is hard to let go of that control. We want so badly to keep happiness in our lives, but think about this for a moment. If you are clinging to one particular happy moment … you are blocking other emotions from flowing through you. The same again is said for other emotions…. Anger, hatred, sadness, etc.  Live in this moment .. right here .. right now.

What is done is done.. holding on to past emotions is pointless and helps no one.

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

On My Way There

I may not have a universal map showing me every turn that I need to take in life but I have however learned that inside me is a map all of my own and when I am on the correct road there is something inside me that knows it and I find peace in that knowing that although I may not be exactly where I wish I was.. I am on my way.

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

Hearing Your Own Call

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Some call it our purpose.. some use the word destiny… and others a calling.

There is this vibration inside each of us that when we are on our correct path, when we are using the gifts we are born with, when we follow our instincts and are being our true selves.. that is when this vibration sings. When the vibration isn’t singing we feel lost and we search for ways to make it sing. We may not understand where this desire comes from but it is there and it pulls us and calls to us to be our truest self.

There is a feeling so pure and it hums like the buzzing of bees in the hive. This feeling resonates deep within our core and when we are spot on, doing what we do best.. what we are meant to be doing .. this feeling grows so intensely that the light within us shines so brightly it seems to light the whole world… or at least our own worlds.

Knowing your calling is there with you … inside you at all times, this is the first step in understanding. Pay more attention to your feelings and when you feel your best.

What are you doing when you feel your best?
What have you created, said or done?
Where are you?
Are you at home, at work, playing?

Life passes by us so quickly .. we often overlook our own selves.. we forget to get in touch with our own inner being. Quite often we also push our own needs to the side to take care of others. Take some time today for yourself. Take the time to understand your own feelings and take mental notes of when you feel your best and then do more of that!

Many blessings,
Raventalker

Messages from Spirit

I have been feeling all day the draw to post something but for the life of me couldn’t figure out what it was. So I sat here in from of my pc trying to figure out exactly what it is I’m being urged to post and then it happens! So many messages .. quick and sparatic and I realize .. oh ok.. I get it .. it’s that time again for me to be the messenger and send out a few notes.. not just to one but to many. Soooooooooooo… here we go… ENJOY!

Message 1. The pain WILL go away…. it may feel like this is permanent but it’s not .. by Spring the pain will miraculously dissappear.

Message 2. NEVER ever be afraid of the dark. We must have both light and dark for balance. The light shows us how dark it can get when it’s gone and the dark shows us how bright the light can truly be. Fear neither. It is what is inside us that matters .. nothing more.

Message 3. Gardening is the answer. You’ve been wanting to get to know nature better .. you”ve been aching to be out in the midst of nature. Get ready for Spring is coming and it will be early this year.. plan your garden now and get yourself out there and plant. You will become to know the healing forces of the Earth so myuch better by digging in and getting your hands a little dirty.

Message 4. Love is coming.. your wait will be over soon.. just know that you’ll not be finding it in an expected place.. totally unexpected and it will be one of those ah ha moments when you realize what and who it is. You already know I’m talking about you just by reading this the hair stands on end and chill bumbs show themselves 🙂 .

Message 5. Your intuition is spot on and so are your dreams. Don’t doubt or second guess yourself .. it’s time you start trusting in your own abilities.  There truly is no need to seek others for answers that you already have inside yourself. Oh and stop beating yourself up.

Message 6. The answers are clearly in front of you every single day. You simply have a choice to acknowledge those answers or to continue turning a blind eye to what you already know is there.

Message 7.  The house you’ve been looking at is trash.. I’m sorry but I wanted to type something else but TRASH is the word that came to me very clear and strong… something is very wrong with this house that cannot be seen but you sense it .. walk away now.. this will be a money pit.

 

Many Blessings and good luck on your journies,
Raventalker

Weekend Projects – Dreamcatchers

This weekend I spent my time creating a few new dreamcatchers .. Have a look at these 🙂

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The first is a Wolf Power Dreamcatcher and let me tell you the amount of wolf energy in this fella is hefty to say the least! This fella is no tame wolf.. he’s as wild as the wind that blows through the very top of the trees… across the mountains and beyond the seas.
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The second is an Angelic Dreams Dreamcatcher  – embellished with yellow glass beads and metal signs reading Hope, Love, Believe and Faith… also adorned with a small silver angel pendant and feathers.
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My third dreamcatcher of the weekend is titled: Magical Journies Dreamcacher – with a small silver witch pendant hanging from the center and a large leather wrapped broom that stretches across the dreamcatcher. 13  glass stars encircle the witch on her journey through the night.. this one is filled with the purest of sweet slumber magic.

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Many Blessings,
Raventalker

If you would like your own custom made dreamcatcher .. give me a shout … I’d love to craft some magic just for you!

The Lore Behind it All

Happy Friday the 13th!

For centuries Friday 13th has been recognized as a day filled with bad omens and superstitions. I thought I’d give you a bit of background information on where some of these superstitions came from. ENJOY!

Friday the 13th itself has many superstitions related to it making it what it is believed to be today. From Adam and Eve to the Knights of Templar there are more superstitions relating to Friday the 13th than any other superstition. I’ll let you choose which you prefer to believe and move on to some of the other most common superstitions of today.

Spilling Salt – Spilling salt is believed to be bad luck. But you are supposed to be able to reverse the bad luck by throwing salt over your left shoulder. The reason that people throw salt over their left shoulder after spilling it is because it was believed that an evil spirit stood behind you to your left. If you threw it over your left shoulder, it would get in his eyes and hopefully scare him off!

Knock on Wood – Knocking on wood is said to ward off the punishment for bragging. People once believed that evil spirits would become jealous if their good fortune was pointed out to them, and would relieve the bragger of that good fortune. Evil spirits were said to be scared away by the noise of knocking on wood three times, and would not hear of the good fortune.

Bless You – During Roman times when people believed that a sneeze could release your soul to the world.

Watch out for that ladder! – This came from the early Christian belief that a leaning ladder formed a triangle with the wall and ground. You must never violate the Holy Trinity by walking through a triangle, lest you be considered in league with the devil.

Breaking Mirrors – Everyone knows that if you break a mirror … you’ll have 7 years bad luck. Some time ago people believed that reflections were actually glimpses of the viewers soul, so breaking that reflection would bring bad luck to that person.

Umbrellas – When umbrellas first began using the spring mechanism that we take for granted today, they were very unpredictable. The person opening the umbrella never knew if the spring would work properly, and a lot of fingers were squished between the spring and the top of the umbrella frame. On top of this, people were never sure how big the umbrella would be once unfurled. As a result, there were a lot of accidents within the house when the user opened the umbrella, only to realize too late that the umbrella was too big for the room. When such a mishap occurred, people used to exclaim that the umbrella user was unlucky. (found on squidoo)

Cracks -Step on a crack and you’ll break your mother’s back! The legend behind the saying stems from the fear that the crack is the entry point to the grave.

Enjoy your day and remember that each day is what YOU make it to be. Make today and every day a great one!

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

The Fluid Guitar

My latest creation.. this thought came to me as I was driving home from work one afternoon.

This was done on black canvas.. the canvas was already black.. not painted black by me.

I taped off my design and then added paint and allowed it to do whatever it wanted.

Once dry I very CAREFULLY removed the tape to reveal the design.

I love this technique.. the more you look at it the more other images pop out from the fluid like flow of the paints. I can’t wait to try this with the other million and half designs running through my head !!!

In this photo it’s still drying and needs a clear coat added.. but you still get the idea! 🙂

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

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January Full Moon – Wolf Moon

The Wolf Moon, also known as the Cold, Snow, or Winter Moon, is a time of protection and strength. While it is the first full Moon of the year, in terms of nature it occurs in the middle of the cold winter season, a season of death and desolation when the trees and the land is bare. In these respects, the Wolf Moon can be seen as a time of both beginnings and endings. It’s time to start thinking of what you want to plant and plan for the spring.

Now is the time to get all your planning done.. and ready everything you will need to put your furure plans in action.

Don’t forget to step outside and soak up a bit of that full moon magic tonight. Also now is a great time to cleanse and charge your crystals with that full moon energy.. place them outside or in your windows so that they can capture that moon magic.

Many blessings,
Raventalker

True Vision

Have you ever had a dream or a vision or even a thought or feeling and it turn out to be true?

I bet you have.. many of us have at some point in time.

My question for you is this:

When that dream, vision, feeling or thought turned out to be true … how did it make you feel? And why after it passed did you not continue believing in yourself?

Did you dismiss it as coincidence?

Did you flick it away as if nothing more than wishful thinking that just happened to be right?

Why not believe in yourself and your own inner knowing?
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Don’t be afraid to follow your insticts and that inner knowing that stirs inside us all.

Take a moment to think back over all of the years you have lived so far… think of the moments when you felt something about a situation, person or moment and whether or not you listened to that inner knowing or not and then how you felt when it turned outto be true. Oh and lets not forget thos popular words we all mutter to ourselves “I should have known” or “I knew it!”  or “I should have listened to myself” or “why did I doubt myself”.

Think about all those moments and then answer my original question: Why not believe in yourself and your own inner knowing?

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

On My Way to the Art Store

Ok so I am on my way to the art store this morning and straight away I am stopped at every traffic light with it’s red glare looming overhead. From my house the the art store there are 16 traffic lights! I really don’t want to have to stop at every single one of these lights on my quick trip to the art store. Stopping at the 3rd traffic light and look up at it and say “Ok lights that’s enough, do you mind if I pass on through? Could you all stay green for me?” At that point the light turns green and I continue my journey. Light 4 is green… YAY! Light 5, 6, 7 and 8 are all green. I’m thinking oh yeah this is great! Lights 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 are all green as well.. wow.. is this really going to work… will all the lights be green? Lights 14, 15 and 16 GREEN!!! Yes! I made it to the art store and all the lights after the 3rd one were green!

Ok so you know I am going to try it again on my way back home. Well it didn’t quite work out as planned. Maybe half or a little better were green, the others all red except for one at a chrurch crossing which the police had disabled and made all of us on the main road sit and wait while the church goers made their way out of the church parking lot.

So what has life told me on this little trip to the art store?

1. All things are possible if you believe.
2. You have within you the power to make your wishes come true.
3. You can’t always get everything you ask for.
4. Be happy with what you got because it can get worse!
5.  Life is what you make it to be.

Today I believed in my own magic and so even if it was a coincidence I felt magical because I chose to believe!

Oh and on the way back listening to the radio I received an answer to  something my husband and I were pondering last night during our mosaic madness. The answer was right there in a song.

so……

6. The answers are there.. you just have to listen.

Many Blessings for a great day,
Raventalker