Day: May 31, 2012

The Towhee Medicine

This morning I was visited by an Eastern Towhee.. the first time I’ve seen this fellow at my feeder. I had to search the bird index to figure out what he was. Here’s some info I found on him and his medicine:

Towhee represents a time of utmost persistence and confidence. She teaches ways to uncover what is hidden. She shows the value of activity and progressing forward, even if it means taking steps backward. She shows how to maneuver in a way to keep going. Don’t give up. When Towhee appears there may something else you are missing and will show how to go over things with a new perspective. She uses resourcefulness and ingenuity to aid in revealing what is necessary. Is it time to voice your opinion? She shows the power in keeping feet on the ground and balancing energy and time that is spent on activities. Towhee’s medicine includes being quiet,

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secretive and subdued when needed as well as being forthright, loud and defensive when it is appropriate. She shows how to balance such passive/aggressive properties. The time period for Towhee’s lesson span about 2 weeks. Be aware of situations where you can implement her wisdom for she will present you with the best course of action.

Many Blessings,
ravensig

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The House Sparrow

Here’s another little stinker I’ve been playing tag with this morning… he has been to my window feeder more time than I can count and so I’ve been trying to capture a photo of him for nearly 3 hours before finally succeeding! Whew … ok now this is the second bird this morning both with a message of singing our song… I reckon Spirit might be trying to me something this time around :-)

Here’s some info on this totem I found at linsdomain.com

The sparrow is one of the most common birds around, yet it has flourished when other species have failed.

It reflects self-worth. If a Sparrow totem has entered your life, ask yourself if you know your own self-worth. The sparrow will show you that even a common little bird can triumph.

The song sparrow reflects the chakra energy awakening from the heart and throat. It reminds us to sing out our own song of dignity and self-worth.

During the Middle Ages, the Sparrow was the symbol of peasants and the lower classes.

In Ancient Britain, the Sparrow was the symbol of friendly household spirits.

To the Greeks, it was the pet of Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love.

Many Blessings, Raventalker

The Brown Thrush

This morning I have been playing hide and seek with a Brown Thrush or Brown Thrasher …. ok so he kept hiding while I was seeking to snag a photo …lol

Here’s some info I found at starstuffs.com about the Brown Thrush Totem :

Brown Thrush appears to you it is time to sing a joyous song of life and all of the experiences that surround you. Coincidences and synchronicities will expand your spirituality in a profound way. There is beauty in randomness. She is about following your soul purpose and recognizing innate abilities. Communicating by listening and singing your song, being carefree and open with thoughts, ideas and creativity are part of Brown Thrush lessons. Shy and retreating or outgoing and friendly, what trait do you need to exercise? This animal is also a fierce protector of its environment. Are you watching your territory for those that come too close? Home aspects are also emphasized with order and

cleanliness. Do repairs need to be made? She will teach fearlessness and strength with a balance of gentleness and generosity. Even with strength in defenses your song matches few to bring joy and harmony to many people. Be alert to what may be hidden under the surface. She guides you into focus and clarity. You may have noticed a transformation last July/August, this allows the wisdom of Brown Thrush to be understood now. Brown Thrush’s optimum time is at sunrises and sunsets when meditation and quiet time should be utilized. She brings the feeling of Spring back into your life by rejuvenating your spirit with the beauty of the world. The time period of her lessons is a total of six weeks, 3 phases of two weeks each. Her medicine will show how to adapt with a renewed sense of joy and heightened awareness in each of the stages. Let your soul sing loud from the treetops so others may hear your message.

Many Blessings,
ravensig

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How to Find a 4 Leaf Clover

The art of finding four leaf clovers is far more simple than one might think… It’s seeing beyond the sea of ordinary to find a small glimpse of extraordinary!|

How quickly can you find the one with 4 leaves?

Adjust your view, clear your mind of all else and there it is… right in front of you.

Once you find it .. it’s yours… it only needs to be found… not also picked.

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Many Blessings, Raventalker

Alignment

The time is coming.. I’m sure you’ve heard about the alignment of the planets that will be taking place this year … but have you given much thought to your own alignment?

During the next several months your life may take some unexpected turns and things may seem to be upside down or out of line for a while. Keep this thought in mind…  In order for you to align something you must first take it out of the lineup to get it into its new position.

This will be taking place for most and in some unusual ways. Know that the out of line feeling is just temporary and that you will soon be back in alignment and more on path that ever before.

Imagine what happens when you rearrange your livingroom. You take everything out of it’s normal position.. try it out in a few different angles and positions until you find just the right fit…. and then everything gets it’s new home.. new space and balance is once again restored with a renewed feeling all together.

THAT is exactly whats coming.. are you ready?

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

Alignment Ceremony

Funny how just a comment can set a whole series of events in motion. I must tell the whole story because … well I am RavenTALKER of course and so staying true to my name I’m going to tell it all! hahahahahahaha

It all started when I saw a friend post the statement “Negativity Be Gone!” .. I responded that she needed to smudge. She then replied back wanting to know what smudge was and how to use it. I private messaged her all the details and since the conversation came up .. I grabbed a bit of smudge from my desk and smudged myself … a little smudging never hurt anyone  .

I went on about my evening chores and as it was nearly time for bed, I went downstairs to take my night time shower… Instead of the regular shower I took a more ceremonial shower that I call a “cleansing bath”. I’ll explain these things at the end of my post.

Out of the shower I was all ready for bed… I was urged to drink a considerable amount of water by Spirit and so I grabbed a 16 oz bottle of water and chugged nearly the whole thing down and got into bed. Spirit still had more for me to do… so I got up once again and picked up a small bottle of lavender essential oil that sits on my bedside table…  I dabbed a bit of the oil on my forehead, on the top of my head and then on each wrist, the arch of each foot and then in the palm of each hand. Why did I do all of this? I have no idea other than I was guided to do so.

Ok so am I ready for bed now? NOPE! I have on my bedside table several crystals. I first picked up 2 crystal necklaces I have laying there, one amethyst and one rose quartz… I wrapped them around my wrists like bracelets but thought.. that will drive me nuts… so I took them off and slid them inside my pillow. I then arranged some of the crystals on my table in a way that I was guided to arrange them. I have no real idea why the position of each just kept moving them around until I felt satisfied that they were where they needed to be.

OKAY… now am I ready for bed??? YES! Whew..

Right away as I lay my head onto the pillow, visions began rolling in.

I am in a ceremony of some sort and I will now describe to you what happened:

There is a large circle with many people sitting around it’s edge. Inside the circle is a fire and a man dancing in a very spastic like inside. There are 2 guys with long poles also inside the circle with the dancing medicine man. Each man stands at the center point of the fire on each side as the medicine man dances between them. He seems to be in a rhythmic trance as we dances very wildly between the two guys with the long poles…. Now as he dances near one guy .. the man will slam the pole to the ground making a very loud thunderous noise and the medicine man will dance to the other and the same thing happens as the medicine man nears the guy with the pole.. he slams it down creating a loud thunderous noise. It is as if the pole symbolize lightning and as the medicine man draws near each guy they slam the pole to the ground to symbolize the lightning strike…. this goes on for quite some time until finally the medicine mans rhythms seem to be less wild and more balanced in the center of the two holding the poles… which make him centered in front of me. I am sitting at the 11 o’clock position of the north point of the circle. I am dressed in a natural linen fabric and have white dots painted down the center of my body from my head .. past my belly button.  The medicine man now starts dancing toward me and back toward the fire.. back and fourth.. back and fourth … again for some time. The medicine man now turns to face the fire and swished his arms from behind him up and toward the fire and into the air. He does this for a while and at the end of the dance he walks over to me and places his hand on the top of my head… the odd thing was that his hand seemed to glow as if he carried fire in his hand… but there was no physical fire there. The ceremony was now complete but everyone continued sitting in the circle in meditation for sometime through the night.

I was told that this was an alignment ceremony getting me ready for the next phase of alignment.

I love how spirit works and how you just never know when wonderful gifts like this will come along.

Many think I am weird and even more so because I speak freely about the visions that I see. I am not worried about what others think of me and my experiences. I feel these experiences.. these visions are a gift and gifts are for sharing. I may be a bit odd and weird but I enjoy every minute of it!

Many Blessings,
ravensig

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*Smudging: smudging is a way of cleansing yourself, your space or area and your possessions or tools with herbal smoke. Most commonly used is sage but you can add to the mix many herbs depending on what you are cleansing.. the reason for cleansing or just preferences. Sweetgrass, lavender, tobacco are also common additions used in making smudge.

*Ceremonial/Ritual  Bath:  Depending on reason/purpose for the bath, herbal water may be used and meditation also takes place .. this is another way of cleansing before ritual or ceremony.

Daily Insight – May 10th

And out from the deck these 3 cards flew….

Son of Earth: Enjoy the fruits of your labor, give yourself a good pat on the back for a job well done. Be proud of your accomplishments.. large and small… physical and spiritual.

Fear:  First off be aware that you are NOT your fear. We all carry fear around with us in one form or another. We must take a look at the larger picture of our fears and put them in their place. See through your fears completely and they dissolve on their own.

Insight: With inner balance you can now act decisively. Confidently make decisions on thoughts you have had for a long time. Clarity enables you to throw away the bad and useless and make good of the useful and needed things in your life.

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

Daily Insight – The Star

The star reminds us of our own gifts, whatever they may be. Whether is its a specific artistic skill or something like the skill of listening or giving care to others .. share your talents without holding back and without expectations or without strings attached and the life force of energy will flow freely from you and be returned equally. The more you share .. the more is returned.

You have specific gifts for a reason .. and that reason is to share it with others.
There is no gift or talent too small.. none more valuable than the other.

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

What I Am and What I’m Not

I was watching America’s Got Talent and there were a couple of Father-Daughter acts and they both brought me straight to tears. I envy the closeness and the support they all had for each other. I come from a family where no one was to succeed. Dream all you want, your dreams are silly and they will never come true. I even witnessed my own mother say to my children how their dreams were stupid and they would never come true. I was in shock and couldn’t believe my ears, even though I knew how she was and that she had been the same way with me through all my years growing up. It was still ever so shocking to hear her say these words to my own children. I would have hoped that she would want more for them.

Growing up I often heard my mother and my aunts always talking negative about everyone. Rarely did they ever speak positively about anyone or any thing. Remarks would be made to myself and my cousins about failure and not living up to our hopes and dreams and that’s all they would ever be.. just hopes and dreams. My mother would also say directly to me how jealous she was over mine and my father’s connection. She hated the attention he would give me and she made it well known quite often. While my father was really only concerned with his own needs… sure he would play games with me when he was around but that was it…. no real talks .. no real conversations. He was good at the fun stuff but that’s where it all ended. No real guidance or support.  So, yes, I am very envious of those kids with their attentive, caring and thoughtful parents.. parents that inspire and support their children’s dreams.

At the end of the day though I can say without doubt that because of how I was raised…. I am who I am today. Determined to prove the naysayers wrong.

Let me explain:

I may not be the best painter
I may not be the best  writer
I may not be the best stained glass artist
I may not be the best photographer
I may not be the best at anything I do ….

BUT…….

I am THE BEST at not giving up
I am THE BEST at dreaming
I am THE BEST at hoping
I am THE BEST at trying again and again
I am THE BEST at loving
I am THE BEST at trying new things
I am THE BEST at overcoming my own fears
I am THE BEST at BEING ME!

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

Inside Each of Us

Inside each of us is a song .. each custom fit to who we are. I take that back…  there’s not just one single song .. there are many .. each one custom designed for our every need.

There is the song that comforts us
The song that fills us with love
The song that fills our spirit with joy
The song that helps us express our sorrows
The song that makes us laugh
The song that entertains our inner child
The song that motivates us and gets us moving…. and the list goes on.

My message here tonight is that you get to know each of your songs and when it is time to sing .. let them be heard .. if by no one else but yourself. Sing your songs … let the vibrations heal you and help you through whatever the moment brings. Your songs are there for a reason… allow them do work their magic through you. Don’t be afraid of your own voice.. sing and sing it loud!

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

Let’s Get Inspired

Let’s forget complexity and structure and just ALLOW ourselves to be inspired.

Today we are so busy doing and doing .. most often, just spinning our wheels going nowhere! We forget what it’s like to be inspired. Some may not even know how that feels or what might inspire them.

It doesn’t have to be difficult or complex.. inspiration can come from anywhere!

here are just a few examples:

~waking up to a beautiful sunny day
~the sound of your children playing
~a quote
~kindness from a stranger
~a smile
~a thought
~a dream
~the way the sun glistens on the morning grass
~reflections on the lake
~laughter
~love
~art
~other people
~anger
~determination
~sadness
~strength
~weakness
~tears

You see there is no limit to what can inspire as long as you are allowing yourself to be so.
What you are inspired to do in reaction is also limitless.

Allow yourself to be inspired today and do it! Follow it through!

Even if you don’t finish your inspired task.. at least you began!

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

Happy To Be…

 

I share with you tonight a message from Little Crow

 

Perched high up in the trees today I was watching a crowd of people go by and noticed that not many of them seemed to be very happy. There weren’t very many smiles on their faces, no spring in their steps and overall they just looked a bit preoccupied and gloomy.

I asked Grandfather Crow why were the people like that and he said, “they are not living as themselves”.

“What ever do you mean by that, Grandfather?”, I asked.

So many of them live through the eyes of others instead of living through their own eyes. They are not being who they were born to be.

Look at our other feathered cousins for a moment. The owl does not live all day thinking I wish I were a crane and the bluebird does not live all day thinking about how to turn his blue feathers to red.

The owl was born to be an owl and so lives as an owl. The Bluebird was born a bluebird and lives as a bluebird.

The owl is not wishing for longer legs and the bluebird is not wishing for feathers of any other color than his own.

One owl does not tell another owl how to fly, hunt or hoot and the bluebird does not compare his life to that of the redbird. They are who they were born to be.

It does not even enter their minds that they should be or want to be any different than who they are. They are happy being themselves.

The wren sings as loud as the wren can sing because it was born to do so and does not wish for another voice or even try to change it’s voice… it is perfectly happy with the voice it was given and uses it to the best of its ability.

Most people don’t live this way, Little Crow.. instead they allow outsiders to tell them how they should be, who they should be and how to act and live… they have forgotten who they were born to be. This makes them seem sad. If they can find themselves again you will see the changes in their whole being. The spring will be back in their step, smiles upon their faces and hope and love will fill their hearts. Until then, Little Crow.. I am afraid that people will continue as you saw them today.

Yours Truly,
Little Crow

Inside This Circle


Inside this circle the transformation begins
the drums beating out a rhythmic sound
Feel the magic as it vibrates up from this sacred ground

With great intent we enter into a realm of light
Dancing until the day becomes night

From what we once were to what we shall become
The ancient voices begin to hum

Our ancestors gather from far and near
Whispering change upon our ear

Nudging us forward in a positive light
Dancing to and fro with all our might

Our souls begin to sing a new song
Placing us upon our path, right where we belong 

Echos of what we once were released into the fire
Spirit lifts us higher and higher 

Letting go and allowing something new
Over this circle the winged ones flew.

The four legged gathered all around
Keeping the circle safe and sound.

And with the final dance and a chant or two
The transformation has granted us a brand new view.

Many Blessings, 
Raventalker

Where to Begin…

Okay, so I have been sitting here thinking I really need to post a blog today, but what on Earth will I talk about today?

Feeling that draw to my blog space.. feeling an incredible urge to get some words down, but then not having a clue where to start and what to blog about.

I heard a little voice whisper… “Just Start”  and with that being said I clicked “New Post”.

So here we are .. and now just like magic I have my topic and I am blogging away. What do you mean you have no clue what I’m even blogging about???

It’s all about taking that first step and BEGINNING. Whatever task it is that lies before you .. you have to just begin it! Take that necessary action to start the wheels in motion. Move from thinking about it to actually doing it and all else will simply fall into place.

To dream, think and to plan is great.. but without the physical activity of DOING… you still have NOTHING. It’s just a dream, a plan or a thought.

Just as the Robin can’t learn to fly til it takes that first step out of the nest… we won’t know what we are capable of doing til we take that first step toward our goals.

Get out there and MAKE IT HAPPEN!

Many Blessings,
Raventalker