Month: June 2012

The World Inside Our Heads

Spirit guides me this morning to talk about something we have all been guilty of doing to some extent and at some point in our lives.

This would be “making up situations in our own heads”. Tell me you haven’t done this… hahahahaha we all have in some way .. some more drastic and elaborate than others. We convince ourselves of things going on in our lives that are not really happening.  We make people and situations into something they are not.

Sometimes we can turn people and situations into things we wish they were and sometimes we go the whole dooms days route and convince ourselves of the worst. We do this instead of allowing things to be just what they are.

People:
A friend doesn’t “appear” to be as upset as you are about something going on in your lives… so you tell yourself they just don’t care. Maybe they don’t show their emotions in the same way. You have no idea what really may be going on internally with your friend … so be careful not to compare their reaction with yours.

In a relationship  – one might show their affections outwardly and emotionally while the other may show theirs in some other way.  It does not mean the other does not care about you. You have your way and they have theirs.

In our minds we have convinced ourselves that our friend or partner must not care … when this may or may not even be the truth.

Situations: 

The waters of life get rough and we seem to be having a hard time and not so much luck. Some then cook up these scenarios in their heads that the whole world is suddenly against them. Someone must be wishing them bad luck or someone is working against them.. or .. or.. or.. it’s all dooms day, drama and misery. So we have hit a rough patch .. your attitude and the way you handle yourself during this time is part of what determines how long this rough patch lasts. Sometimes we put ourselves through far more misery than is needed.

We don’t always make up dooms day situations .. we also make up “better than real life” situations. I have seen so many people over the years do this. Most often done with relationships or well.. hopeful relationships. If you haven’t done this yourself, I am betting that you know someone who has! They find themselves in a new relationship with someone that is not so truthful and honest or maybe just not a good match for the other person..

Here are some of things you may recognize:

They change who they are to be compatible with the other person.. not really being who they are.. this never lasts long term.

The other person in the relationship has shown some unsteadiness. It’s obvious to everyone… even you… you excuse it away… something else happens that’s not so great.. again you excuse it away… not wanting to accept the truth. Wanting this person to be the one … you make excuse after excuse until sooner or later you both run out of excuses!

How much pain and hardship would we have saved everyone if at first we just allowed things to be as they were and accepted that fact?

So there you .. a bit of food for thought for today.

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

Not Seeing the Signs?

For those of you who have been looking for or hoping to have a sign from the universe .. I’m going to attempt to help you just a little bit.

1st  – imagine a number any number .. 1 digit, 2 digit or even 3 .. it can even be a repeating number like 111, 222, etc…

This number is going to be your sign.  You may see this number at the beginning, in the middle or even the end of a any sequence of numbers or you may see it alone.

Now after you read all of this.. close your eyes.. imagine my thumb in the center of your forehead for a moment or two … see this number … I am giving this number to you… introduce yourself to this number and then open your eyes and let it go.

Don’t worry about it or think about it again.

You will just start seeing this number as the days go by more and more often. This number is now your sign. You are now aware of it’s presence and since you are aware, you will see whats been in front of you all this time. Doing this will open you up to see other signs and more of what the universe has been guiding you to see.

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

Let me know your experiences.. I’d love to hear back from those who give it a go.

Alignment is Coming

There are so many things being said about the “Big Event” of this year…. End of the world, planetary alignment, shifting of he continents, blah blah blah…. so on and so on.

There will be some planets lining up this year… I think 6 of them will fall in line for a moment or two…. but that’s not the “Big Event”. The Alignment that changes things will come from another source. Something far less expected and much harder to see. This alignment is something that will be felt far more than seen. Eventually it will come into sight, but at first it will only be noticeable by feeling. And not the type of feeling you do with your hands! LOL

This alignment that will be happening, is an alignment of souls.

“Alignment of souls” that is the exact term I am given.

People of like mind will be brought together more quickly than ever before and in much larger numbers. These people will begin to work together. The more that come together… the more things begin to change. Change for the better. Eyes will open, life will change and alignment begins. In fact it has already begun.. it’s been going on for some time now, each day that passes, it grows.  Each day it will become more and more noticeable. Even those still asleep will take notice soon.

This is the “Big Event”.

I am given this vision and thought:  “A sapling in the forest begins to grow.. you may walk past this sapling a hundred times and never even notice it is there until one day it has grown so large that you have to change your path or stop where you are.” This is a time of knowing. We are coming into acknowledgement of self … we are becoming more aware of our walk upon this Earth and its effect on all things. We are also as individuals becoming more aware of our own inner powers and gifts. More of us are learning to use them and have begun exercising them.

Those dreams you are now starting to remember…. that’s part of your training.
Those visions that come to you while you  are not even asleep… more training.
Those feelings stirring inside you and that voice guiding you … training.
That knowledge that just came to you without you knowing you knew… training.

Trust the Earth and what it gives to you. Trust that universal connection to others.  Begin trusting yourself!

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

Creating a Reminder Journal

Today’s wisdom is more of a self help idea for you all.

Here’s the thought:

Create a Reminder Journal

Inside the journal, create several areas, as many as you like…. for different topics and then begin filling it in. When you are having a particular hard time in your life you can go back a read all the wonderful times you’ve experienced and know that more are sure to come again. How can you feel bad when you read through all the best times of your life?

The topics should be something like:

~ Times when you experienced joy

~ Times when you felt loved

~ Times when you felt accomplished

~ Times when you felt proud

~ Times when you felt on top of the world

~ Times when you laughed yourself silly

~ Times you cried tears of happiness

~ Times when you felt guided

~ Times when you felt like you helped

~ Times when you felt blessed

and you can go on and on creating as many “POSITIVE” topics as you like…. what a great way to lift yourself up when you are feeling low.

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

 

Finding Trust

Finding Trust in yourself…. finding it in others is a whole other topic!

The question of the day is: How do you know when you can trust that little voice in your head?

This is a hard one to answer, but I will do my best to help you along.

I can only speak from personal experiences, so please keep this in mind as you continue to read.

For years I would push that little voice of knowing in my head away  for fear of “what if I’m wrong”. Time and time again I would ignore the voice and go another way with whatever it was before me. Time and time again I realized that I should have listened to that little voice.  I’m sure many of you are nodding your head and can relate. If only we could go back and actually go with that first thought.. that gut instinct. If only we could have trusted what we already seemed to know.

I’m not sure when I finally started trusting that voice. I just know that once I did .. everything started to fall into place a lot more often. As I continued trusting that inner knowing, my trust for following that voice grew and grew. It wasn’t something that just happened over night and from time to time I still find myself thinking “what if I’m wrong”, but that is far less these days then in times past.

I remember distinctly a particular time in my life when chaos was all around me. I was having a migraine that had at that point lasted for more than 3 days.  I was desperate for relief. I remember sitting at my desk at home, with my head in my hands asking for help from the universe. Suddenly I had this urge to take a piece of amethyst I had laying on the book shelf behind me … go up to bed and go to sleep. The likely hood of me falling to sleep with this headache wasn’t very good, but I did it anyway. I thought to myself, what do I have to lose. I actually fell asleep and fell asleep quickly. I woke up with the amethyst still in my hand and no headache at all. I was a bit startled by it all and in disbelief. I ran straight down to my computer to look up the properties of amethyst. The first thing listed on the site I first clicked was headache relief. OMG! How did I know to do that? It was the craziest thing ever that I knew without knowing I knew.

When situations came up after that one that were similar.. I would just go with that instinct and do what I was being urged to do. I would always look up the info after the fact and find that I was right in doing whatever it was at that time. This is when I started trusting myself more and more. The more things that came into my life and the more that I went with my instinct … the more that I trusted my own inner knowledge.

I won’t say that the struggle was suddenly gone… but having the courage to just take that leap of faith in yourself was the key.

If anyone is worth taking a leap of faith for.. let that someone be you. Trust yourself. You are worth it!

Many Blessing,
Raventalker

 

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Daily Insight – It’s Just not in the Cards

As I shuffle my Vision Quest deck this morning and ask what the day has in store for us .. I lay down 3 cards … and then another… and another and one more.. so now I have six cards laid out across my desk. I scan across the cards looking for the insight that I am to share with you today and I hear a voice softly whisper … “It’s not in the cards, you seek is already with you.. it is implanted in your knowing already… you just have to trust what you already, instinctively know”
So there you have it … today’s insight.

It is one of the hardest things to do.. trusting yourself.. your abilities and the knowledge you instinctively carry inside yourself.

We always want to question that gut feeling and ask .. what if I’m wrong.

Today’s message is … TRUST

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

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Magical Moments

I am having a really odd.. yet wonderful day today. I just have to share my experience this morning…

So,  get this.. first off right out of my house I see the 2 deer in my back yard..

As I am typing up my daily blog .. today about the deer.. I finish the blog.. turn to look out

my window and 2 rabbits are out there

along with about 6 or more different birds..

lol.. I have meditation music playing in the background …  I grab my camera and snap a couple of pics of the rabbits … so I plug my camera back up to the computer to upload the rabbit photos off my camera and I hear this crow sounding off.. I thought … hmmmmmmm is that in my music? so turned around to double check and nope there are 2 crow cousins out there now! I’m starting to feel like snow white in the magical forest this morning!! lol..

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Oh and lets not forget this Mocking bird that popped in to say hello as I was taking pictures of the Crows

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and one last note: while I was typing this story up… I paused to tell my story to a co-worker friend and right as I started my story a dove flew onto my window ledge looking right inside .. straight at us.. lol.. my friend stopped in her tracks to say.. “well hello there!”

Giggles… looking forward to what’s next!

Many Blessings,
Raventalker 

Oh Deer!

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This morning as I was taking out the garbage before going to work.. I met my neighbor in the driveway .. she was crouched down looking toward my backyard. Softly she spoke and said to me… there are two deer just over there. I glanced over and this is what I saw. 🙂

These two young deer starring right back at me.. watching and waiting to see what I would do.  Always having my camera in hand, I slowly unzipped my camera bag… snapped a couple of shots and then very quietly and slowly made my way around the other side of the house hoping to get a closer look. So gentle they are. Something about them brings feels of peace and softness to my heart. So for today’s wise words I give you the Deer Totem:

Deer teaches us to use the power of gentleness to touch the hearts and minds of wounded beings who are in our lives.

Don’t push towards change in others, rather gently nudge them in right direction with the love that comes from a Deer totem.

When a Deer totem shows up in your life, a new innocence and freshness is about to be awakened. There is going to be a gentle lure of new adventures. There will  be an opportunity to express the gentle love that will open new doors for you.

Deer folk carry the message of purity of purpose; of walking in the light to dispel shadows. They know the work that they must do, and go about that work with no fanfare and no need for personal glory or recognition.

There are no shadows about deer; no ulterior motives; no hidden agendas; no lies or misrepresentations, and it is not possible for deer to knowingly hurt anyone or anything.

Nothing can cause deer to change its path. There may be many who continually throw roadblocks in the way; deer steps over them or goes around them. Many give deer dozens of reasons why a thing won’t work, but it only listens politely and then continues on. Deer people know what they must do, and will not be turned from its mission.

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

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Road Block Ahead!

Life will strategically place many road blocks before you as you travel through life…

The question of the day is: Will you allow that road block to stop you or will you find a way around it and continue your journey despite the road block?

It’s a test of how much you want whatever it is that is on the other side of that road block. If you want to continue down that road bad enough… then you will find a way. If it doesn’t matter so much, then you will probably just turn around and head in another direction or like some.. just stop where you are and go no further.

You always have a choice.

I like to approach the road blocks of my life like a game… not meaning I don’t take it seriously .. but more so on the idea and strategy of how I will find my way around the obstacle course.

From early on in my life, I have had people say that I couldn’t do this or that and people who just did not believe in me and my abilities. Others have always wanted to put me in some sort of box … and their thoughts were that I couldn’t or shouldn’t do anything outside their little boxes.

I took that as a challenge and pushed myself to do more, learn more and become more. I do this for myself .. not for others. It makes me feel good when I have moved out of my comfort zone and beyond obstacles .. .into a better place.

It doesn’t matter the size of the road block or obstacle that is before you .. what matters is how you approach this blockage and how you manage your life to move past it.

Food for thought…

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

This blog inspired by a conversation with my good friend Tammy Lane-Coleman.. Thanks Tammy for the inspiration!

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The Dragon’s Way

In honor of the Fire Breathing Dragon piece I just finished in stained glass … I thought I would share with you also this dragon poem I wrote a few years ago.

Here’s the finished panel and the poem below

The Way of the Dragon

It is the dragon’s way
Be silent and listen to what he has to say

In the darkness of the night 
He enters into your dreams and takes you on a mystical flight

His passions burn inside, full of desire
He is filled with mystical kind of power
His only release is within his fire

He soars through the night in a blaze
His memory, it will stay with you for days

There, that look in his eyes
You can see his soul and oh how it cries

A giant in the sky he may be
But when it comes to love, he’s as gentle as can be

Swiftly he flies down from above
Bringing you the gift of his dragon love

He says from his heart, dear lady have my heart to hold
It will keep you warm when the days grow cold

Filled with the wisdom of ancient ages
Nothing will stop him, not even cold bar cages.  

He speaks with a gentle command
Come now and listen as I sing
I’ll comfort you and keep you safe within my wings

I’ll fight off all your worries and all your fears
I’ll be your protector throughout the years

I am your dragon and this is my dragon way
To watch over and protect you every night and every day.

Many Blessings,
Waya

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The Star

The Star

The Star reminds us of our own talents and that we should learn to share them freely with the universe.  Talent does not always come in the shape of playing any particular instrument, singing, painting, sculpting or any of that which many consider “talent”. For some their gift of talent comes from being able to listen or from the ability to comfort others, it may come from the ability to stand up for those who can’t or are afraid to do so, it may even come from the ability to lighten a room by the energy you share with others. We are all gifted with a talent of some kind and none more important than another.

What ever it is you are good at.. share it with the world..  whether it be gardening, singing, making others feel good, comforting others, cooking, cleaning, designing… it does not matter the gift as long as you share it .. use it and let it shine!

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

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June’s Full Moon

Happy Full Moon to everyone!!

Be sure and take a few minutes at least to step out in the moonlight and absorb some of it’s magical energies. Pay attention to your dreams during the full moon as well.. there are answers to your questions there.

June’s Full Moon is known as The Lover’s Moon also known as the Strawberry or Rose Moon, the Lover’s Moon brings with it energy for love, marriage, and success. Is it any wonder that in some traditions this Moon is called the Honey Moon? This is a time to nurture your garden and marvel at its beauty and abundance. If you have taken that new job, now is the time to make sure you have everything running smoothly. And you might want to keep your eyes open to see how you can move into a more desirable position.

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

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