Month: September 2012

Story of the day – The Crow

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Story of the day:

I was taking the dog out.. nearly left my camera behind… but grabbed it last minute.

As soon as I step outside, a flock of crows flew past and two of them landed in the tree top just in front of me. You know me… so I began snapping pics and when they flew away I walked the dog around the yard.

I headed over to the tree from yesterday’s ghostly adventure but the sun was already down and I snapped photos anyway but nothing… as I turn to walk away from the tree I noticed a black feather… woohoooo lookie.. this is for me! As I walked around I found loads just in front of that tree.. no where else …. just there in front of that crazy tree!

I just counted the feathers … 11 of them!

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Many Blessings, 
Raventalker

See below for information about the crow and the number 11.

The Crow:

Crows are the keepers of the Sacred Law and to have a Crow totem is very powerful.

Personal Integrity are your watchwords and your guide in Life. If you have a Crow totem, your prime path  is to be mindful of your opinions and actions. You must be willing to walk your talk, to speak your truth and to know your life’s mission.

Crow is a omen of Change.   Crow lives in the void and has no sense of time, therefore, it sees past, present and future simultaneously. Crow merges both light and dark, both inner and outer. It is the totem of the Great Spirit and must be respected as such.

They are symbols of creation and spiritual strength. Look for opportunities to create and manifest the magic of life. Crows are messengers calling to us  about the creation and magic that is alive in the world today and available to us.

Number 11:

Number 11 symbolizes the principles of spiritual awakening and enlightenment, high energy, idealism, inspiration and intuition, illumination, visionary, enthusiasm, creative/creativity, self-expression and sensitivity, and mysticism.  Number 11 tells us that to connect with our higher-selves is to know and live our soul mission and life purpose.

The Ghost in the Trees

I have to share this experience I had yesterday, September 29, 2012.

I was walking the dog around the back yard so that he could do his business. I carry my camera with me every where i go, because I’ve missed so many great photo opportunities leaving it behind. Once you run back inside to grab your camera… whatever you were going to photograph is usually gone. So I was watching the ground for feathers the birds have left behind and as I near one section of the yard, near the back of the property, I began to hum. Not long after I started humming I heard myself and thought, what the heck am I humming for and I thought to myself.. if the neighbors hear me out here they will think I’m nuts. Just then I looked up through the trees and I could see the sun beginning to set and I loved how the the sun was glowing through the branches, so I took out my camera and snapped 5 photos. I went inside, did some chores…. later started diner and as dinner was cooking I stepped back outside to snap a few photos of the full moon.

After dinner I ran upstairs to download the photos off my camera so I could post the moon photos. I had forgotten about taking the pictures of the sun setting and when reviewing them I discovered what I believe looks like 2 small angel children in the lights of one of the photos.  I flip to the next photo and WOW! There he is!! A man in a top hat with a scarf around his neck, his mouth open and it looks like he’s singing… you can see the rim of his hat, the scarf, eyebrows, eyes squinted, his nose and his mouth open showing both top and bottom rows of teeth!! FREAKIN AMAZING!!!

I’m posting all of the photos below. these are 100% untouched, no cropping no nothing .. just straight off my camera. the first photo I see the 2 small angels toward the top left. The 2nd photo shows the singing man right in the center of the tree and in the sunlight it looks like the face of a woman.. to the right I see a fox wearing wire rimmed glasses…lol.. the 3rd and fourth are the same as the 2nd only slightly different poses of the man.

see 2 small angel children toward middle/top left – click to enlarge

the singing man is in the center of the tree trunk – the woman’s face is where the sun is shining, the fox is middle right and above light – click to enlarge

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this photo the man is looking more forward – click to enlarge

 

 

Many Blessings, Raventalker

 

When The Rain Comes Again

When the Rain Comes Again
I will not fall
I will stand my ground
And hold steady my stance

When the Rain Comes Again
I will not be overcome by the murky waters
I will reach up and stand tall
I will not leave my life to chance

When the Rain Comes Again
My fears will not win
I will not …  give in

When the Rain Comes Again
I will remain strong
I will hold onto that inner knowing
The light within will remain forever glowing

When the Rain Comes Again
I shall face the wind
I shall face the rain
It will know my strength
It will know my will
It will not cloud my mind
I will survive the rain

When the Rain Comes Again


Many Blessings,
Raventalker

 


Letting the words of others interfere

A while back I had taken off the story of how I got my name (Raventalker) from the About section of every site that I am on. I had read a terrible bit of crap on a website that made fun of my story. They took it a step further  and even said that they would be embarrassed if they had gotten their name as I had received mine. They went on to say something along the lines of me just being some sort of jabbering fool.

Now, I know the truth and those that follow me, know the truth. These people don’t have a clue  of who I am and don’t even follow me at all. They had simply seen my story because of my association with someone else that they didn’t like for whatever their reason was and suddenly I was grouped in their online attack.

So why did I remove my story? I didn’t remove it for months.. but then one day I thought about their attack and wondered how many others have read their attack and worried about how they (unknown web readers) would then view me. I changed my bio and left out my story. I didn’t want anyone to think I was portraying myself as a full blood of any kind.  I never said anywhere that I was I only stated how I received my name. It wasn’t what I wrote that gave that impression, it was an assumption made from some unknown ball of negativity that felt the need to attack anyone they didn’t like.

I’m normally not one to worry about what others think of me. I’m still not worried. It wasn’t what that one person thought, it was what they were leading others to think that bothered me most. That’s why I changed my bio. Well, you know what??? SCREW THEM! I have put my story back into my bios! I am proud to carry my name. I am honored about how it came to be and I will continue to honor it.

Don’t let the words of others take away from who you are. What people often say is a reflection of them and not you. (Thanks Mystical Heart Spiritual Center for the quote)

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

Working With Dreams

Working with your dreams can be very beneficial and may help you work through the things that most effect you in your life.

There are many different kinds of dreaming.. some say they don’t dream at all, but they do. We all dream! There are different levels on consciousness while sleeping and depending on what level you are at when the dreaming begins or even what level you go to after the dream, plays a big part in remembering your dreams.

To help you remember your dreams:

As you lay down at night tell yourself over and over again that you intend on remembering. Practice makes perfect. You can’t do this just once and expect to remember. this is something you’ll need to do until you have finally started remembering those dreams.

There are also many different stones that are helpful when wanting to dream more, have more vivid dreams or simply remember your dreams. Amethyst, moonstone and quartz are just a few that come to mind first. Find the stone that calls to you. ANY stone call do the trick.. if it calls to you.

Meditation is also a very helpful tool. Again, find a meditation that suits you. There are tons of meditation techniques out there. Do some Googling and try many different forms of meditation until you find the one that fits you best. Meditation is a training of the mind and the more you do it … the better you get. As with all things it takes time, patience and lots of practice.

Dream catchers are another tool used for dream work. They are best used by hanging over your bed or somewhere in the bedroom where the morning sunlight will reach it every day. The morning sun cleanses the dream catcher of all the bad or negative dreams and thoughts.

Journals – dream journals are ever so helpful. Hard to make yourself remember to do at first but as always practice.. practice. Write down your dreams before your feet hit the floor. Once you are out of bed, auto mode kicks in and you begin your tasks at hand for the day and the journal remains empty.

Essential oils…. oh one of my favorites! I love essential oils and there are many out there designed to help you with sleep and dream work.

Whatever tool you use.. practice, practice, practice. Find what calls to you and what feels right. You can use one of the tools above or a combinations of several or all of them .. or even find something different that works for you. Good luck and sweet dreams!

Many Blessings,
ravensig

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Powwow Photos

Today was The Native American Festival and Powwow in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee and so of course I was there taking photos, enjoying the drumming, the dancing and just taking in all the sights and sounds a powwow has to offer.

Have a look at some of the photos I was able to capture.

Click the link below to view the photobucket slideshow
http://s1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj536/hollylstokes/Mt%20Juliet%20Powwow%202012/?albumview=slideshow

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

One’s Idea of Magic

I was having a playful conversation with my husband tonight … he was having a tummy ache and I said to him … “one kiss from me love and your tummy will be all better”. He kept changing the subject and I asked… ” don’t you believe in my magic love?”. He would never answer me, so I walked away. I said to him If you believed in my magic, you could feel all better but since you don’t believe you’ll just have to suffer.. lol. A few minutes later I said ” you know what… I believe in you” .. he said “but I’m not magic”. I just left it at that, but you know what? He is.. he just doesn’t know it.

One kiss from him reduces my stress to absolutely nothing. My worries, my fears, my concerns.. everything is gone with just a kiss. Now  that’s magic! Too bad he doesn’t even realize it… but all is not lost .. because I know he is.. I feel it every time I look at him.. every time he touches me and every time his lips touch mine.

Magic you see isn’t pulling a rabbit out of a hat or turning bad men into frogs … magic is something more special than that!

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

The Rebuild

Inspired by a video that my dear friend Olivia Kemp posted on my Facebook wall this morning.. I feel drawn to write a bit about rebuilding. Rebuilding ourselves.

Okay Olivia .. you asked for it .. so here it goes!

Life can be harsh and people even more so. For those who have been bullied as children and adults… it’s not just school age children that play the part of the bully. The bully can be a school mate, a spouse, a parent, a boss, a co-worker or even a stranger. The damage left behind from the torment that a bully lays upon us can be life changing, devastational and ever so difficult to get over and move past.

Once we have been able to remove ourselves from this destructive person, we have to then start working on the rebuild. We must find a way to repair and rebuild ourselves and the damage that has been done to our heart, our mind and our soul. We don’t want to continue carrying around with us this pain, so we must work to rid it from our lives.

Step 1 is understanding that the things that were said were not about you .. it was always about them. The acts that were done to you was not about how good or bad you are but how they felt about themselves.

Step 2 is understanding that no matter how great you were, how much you loved the other person, the kindness that you tried to show them or anything that you did or did not do .. it wasn’t and still isn’t your place to change them or heal them. They must find the change and healing within themselves.

Step 3 is understanding that you have value. No matter what was ever done or said to you by another.. you DO have value.

Step 4 is knowing who you are and who you aren’t. ( you aren’t a doormat, you aren’t bad, you aren’t the names someone else calls you, you aren’t the pain they are fighting)

Step 5 is to continue growing, learning, living, loving and understanding yourself.

Step 6... keep walking forward.

Step 7 … smile, for you are of great value and you are a survivor!

I hope this blog finds you all well and on the way to recovery..

Many Blessings,
ravensig

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Daily Insight – Transformation

Transformation…. we all must transform… it is how we grow and evolve.

As life comes at us, bringing everything it has…. the good and the bad, we grow, we learn and we transform.

The key here is to transform with life as it comes… don’t fight it. It’s going to happen no matter what we do so fighting it only causes us that much more heartache and sometimes even trauma. Find that place in yourself where you can find comfort in your own growth and transformation. Fighting with ourselves when we are trying to evolve only causes us more harm and sets us back when we should be continually moving forward.

I know that some changes are hard to take but by fighting this change we only make it that much harder. Don’t think of it as giving in.. think of it as moving forward. Allow nature to take its course and allow yourself that room to grow.

Again, I know this can at times be very hard… but becoming stagnant can be even harder on the soul than one could imagine.

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

Creative Writing Experiment – continued

I thought I wold take this task on once again and offer out to my facebook friends to lend me a line or phrase and I would in turn make that line or phrase into a poem or story for them.
Here’s how the experiment continued:

1) “The dragon silently wept.”

The dragon silently wept as the world before him slipped away
The days of soaring the skies without fear would have to wait until another day

The change brought about a sadness he’d never known
A great nothingness exists now where the trees had once grown

The wind that had once roared through the mountains, trees and hills
Now at a deadly standstill

The dragon silently wept as the world before him was now unknown

2) “The mermaid glanced at the distant shore.”

The mermaid glanced at the distant shore
Remembering the days from before

A longing inside her stirred
A glimpse of someone walking and then the flight of a bird

Scales and fins kept her from the land
Knowing her walk could only be upon the ocean’s sand

Her fantasies rang of journeys beyond the water’s edge
To walk, to fly, to run … in her next life, this was her pledge.

The mermaid glanced at the distant shore
Longing for something more.

3) “ as the sky turned to a vivid shade of purple the dragonflies appeared over the horizon”

As the sky turned to a vivid shade of purple the dragonflies appeared over the horizon, I knew a message was clearly on its way. A message from where? From whom? About what? I was sure to find out soon. Oh dear, this message seems to be quite encrypted. It feels like I am to understand something, but I am at a loss. I ask, please my dragonfly friends, can you take this pen and paper and just state the obvious for I am blind to the message you bring. Suddenly a dragonfly lands upon my shoulder and I knew. It was as if a connection was finally made and we shared thoughts. I felt a peace overtake me and I settled in for the message to be delivered. What came next was unexpected and yet comforting. There wasn’t any sort of contrived message about “do this” or “do that” the message was simply of love and that I am not alone.. no matter how distant from the world I may feel.. I am not. We are all connected and that connection is love.

4) “A single snowflake landed on the window pane”

A single snowflake landed on the window pane today
I longed for the days when all I had to do was go out and play

Remembering way back when
Running with arms stretched, pretending to glide upon the wind

Spinning in circles round and round
Playing hopscotch and drawing squares upon the ground

Puddles became the ocean and old logs became the pirate’s plank
All my pennies were stored safely in a piggy bank

No worries and no cares
Comforting hugs from teddy bears

A single snowflake landed on the window pane today
So who else wants to join me and go outside to play?

I hope you enjoy this play with words 🙂

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

Clearing The Air

There’s nothing quite like clearing the air. It’s something that has been done for many thousands of years by many cultures. Herbal concoctions of preference mixed together and then set on fire and and allowed to smolder.. releasing the herbal incense into the air.

This practice is most commonly known as smudging. Any herb can be added to the mix, some use specific herbs for their healing properties and others are chosen by the scent that they release.  The purpose is to cleanse. Cleanse the air, cleanse objects and tools and to cleanse the soul.

I remember when I first began smudging, thinking back…. I was doing what I had been told  by the elders … just following the rules that had been taught to me. I understood the reasons for the smudge but did I feel its effects? Hmmmmmmmmmmm. I’m not quite sure I fully felt it at that time. It was more of a “well this has got to be done first .. so I’m doing it”. I had faith that it was doing what it was suppose to do and thought no further about the process.

Taking a moment to step back into my memories of previous smudge events .. I do recall feeling lifted, more at peace and more capable, if that is the right word, to carry on what I was smudging for to begin with. I also recall attempting particular purpose without smudging first and I would always  stop.. grab some smudge and then carry on with my purpose. It just felt wrong to me if I did not smudge first.

I was smudging just a few minutes ago, which is what brought this blog post into light to begin with. The entire act, from gathering my herbs to lighting them on fire, watching them smolder and taking in that ever so familiar smell, made me feel lighter inside and out. It’s something that is quite hard to explain really. It’s a feeling, like I said that comes from the inside and continues to fully envelope your entire being. A balance or grounding effect takes place and… well…. you just feel more centered.

I have no idea who or where this practice truly began, but what I do know is that it will always be something I do. The feeling it brings is something I am honored to experience.

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

Creative Writing Experiment

I was in quite the mood today for writing so I asked my Facebook friends to post some words or phrases and I would in turn reply with a poem for them using their words.

Here’s how it all turned out:

  – We are out of toilet paper.

When one readies for a squat
and sits down upon the pot
Make sure there are toiletries at hand
For when your duty has come to an end
And that lump has finally reached its taper
You don’t want to have to shout
We’re Out of Toilet Paper!
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-Because our love is……

Because our love is every lasting and true
My heart will always belong to no one but you

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-Alone doesn’t mean lonely

Alone doesn’t mean lonely at all
It just means I may be available when you call

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-Time has no meaning when there is love………

Time has no meaning when there is love to share
The clock may tick away but I don’t care
Time has no meaning when there is love to share

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-Love has no meaning when it is not returned.

Love has no meaning when it’s not returned
Said the bitter one just after a burn
Love has meaning returned or not 
Said the heart, even tho it was twisted in a knot
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 -when life gets you down

When life gets you down
And your face takes on that sad old frown
Look beyond that gaping hole where you stand
And take hold a friend by the hand
They’ll help pull you from where you fell
And lift you up for the wind to fill your sail.
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– nothing gold can stay

Nothing gold can stay?
What the hell is that you say?
Gold is merely a mineral from the ground
Worth only what one would pay by the pound

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 -behold a new dawn

Yesterday is no more
Just a memory from before
Let there be no regrets from the days gone by
For morning shall bring a brand new sky
Forget all the pain, hurt & sadness from the past
Time ticks away far too fast
Take with you all the joyful thoughts and release the sorrow
Behold a New Dawn every tomorrow!
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 -The moon was shining a lovely hue of purple tonight as the lone raven perched high in the….

The moon was shining a lovely hue of purple tonight as the lone raven perched high in the trees along the river bank. For miles you could hear its caw carried by the winds. The sound brought a feeling of something quite familiar. It was as if our souls were speaking to each other. Old friends we were, although we’d surly never met. T’was strange and yet comforting, that connection from the raven down by the river bank.

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This was a great writing experiment .. what fun.. can’t wait til I try it again!

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When everyone else has let go

 I took this photo today. At first I thought nothing of it .. just thought the color was awesome and it was the last of the summer blooms that we will be seeing this year.  When I got home and downloaded it off my camera … I paused and looked at it a bit longer. My first thought was of the old saying “He loves me, He loves me not”… and I thought to myself.. I will label this photo… “He loves me”. So I posted it on my facebook wall and went about my business posting a few other things and liking a post here and there … supporting my friends  and then I came back around to the photo. Again, I paused and just starred for a moment. There was something about this rose that I was connecting to and I wasn’t quite sure what that was.

Suddenly, the answer was clear and this phrase came from the tips of my fingers as I began to type out a new caption for it: “When everyone else has let go…You will find me still holding on”.

This pretty much sums up my life in a single phase…
When everyone else has let go.. You will find me still holding on. 

Always believing in the possibilities ahead.. always carrying hope of better days .. always holding on for whatever is to come… determined not to give up… still holding on.

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

How do you see it?

OMG!!! I was just looking back at the photos I took this morning of the crows and the hawk… and along with those pics I took one of our office building as the sun was coming up …. and just look at what I captured!

A trick of the camera?
Reflections in the lense?
or something else?

… it all depends on how you want to see it… have a lookie 🙂

Click the photo to enlarge (hint… it’s on the right side of the building)

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Many Blessings,
Raventalker

When the Universe Speaks

It’s not often in life that we get the privilege to feel the universe cheering us on… as if we are on the right track and Spirit keeps giving us that “atta boy” pat on the back to keep us trucking on in the right direction. When it does happen .. be sure to stop for a moment to make note and give thanks. Don’t let those moments just slip on by. Enjoy the moment!

This morning as I made my way into the office …. I sat down at my computer… turned it on and right away I get a really great message from a Facebook friend thanking me for making her mornings bright. I was caught off guard but it sure did bring a smile to my face as well. She was thanking me for something that I had hoped would happen when I post the things I post and when I blog about the many topics I touch upon.. but you never know if the message is really getting out… I often wonder if it really means anything to anyone. The confirmation this morning from my friend was a wonderful gift!

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In the middle of our conversation I ran out quickly to refill the bird feeder outside my office window. Just as I stepped out the back door of the office, I heard a noise, looked up and several crows were perching on top of a street lamp just across the street. I put my bird seed down and grabbed my camera to snap a couple of pics and WOW!!! A hawk flew into the frame and was buzzing the crows sitting

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on top of the light. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing and couldn’t believe that I was lucky enough to be standing there with my camera in hand taking pics of it all! I am still excited with the energy that was stirred from this event!

I love those little surprises .. the crows, the hawk.. the message from a friend.

Here’s a bit of info for the Hawk and the Crow:

Hawk is the messenger, the protector and the visionaries of the Air. It holds the key to higher levels of consciousness. This totem awakens vision and inspires a creative life purpose.

Crow lives in the void and has no sense of time, therefore, it sees past, present and future simultaneously. Crow merges both light and dark, both inner and outer. They are symbols of creation and spiritual strength. Look for opportunities to create and manifest the magic of life. Crows are messengers calling to us about the creation and magic that is alive in the world today and available to us.

So what does all of this tell us?

It tells us to always be ready and willing to enjoy the moment when it comes. You never know from what direction love, kindness, happiness, surprises and magic will appear. Be ready and willing to accept it as it comes!

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

New Dream Catchers

Lately I have had my hands busy busy…. weaving dream catchers. I have created some really unique dream catchers along with some more traditional styles. Have a look at my Etsy shop below and you’ll find dream catchers in a wide variety of subject matter.

Here are a few of  the topics:

Your Dream Home
Lady Luck – featuring a lady bug
Free Spirit – featuring a winged heart
Raven Magic
Infinity
Dragons
Fairies
Love
Prosperity
Mystical
Witchy
Naughty Dreams 😉
and more!

Don’t forget …. I will also weave custom dream catchers for you or someone you want to gift … for specific purposes to help in any area of life you wish.

All of my dream catchers are created with purpose, love and intent for healing and are smudged and cleansed for the best possible results.

Visit my Shop! Click Here!

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Many Blessings,
ravensig

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I know what it’s like…

Browsing through my memory bank, I found a few things.

People at work ask me all the time,  “How do you know so much?”… I tell them “because I’ve been through so much .. oh and because I’m curious” … they are referring to my knowledge of navigating my way around a computer and its various software and websites … I was referring to everything else!

So what else did I find in my memory banks besides how to find random crap on Google, navigate websites, set up email signatures on webmail sites and the ever so important troubleshooting abilities that allow me to walk my co-workers through  the many road blocks they encounter daily????

I found that I also know:

What’s like to fall and fall hard and what it’s like to get back up again.

I know what it’s like to hurt and how it feels when you can finally laugh again.

I know what it’s like to love with all my heart has to offer and the pain that comes when that love isn’t returned.

I know what it’s like to cry myself to sleep and yet get up the next morning with a new attitude and desire to get past whatever it was that made me so sad.

I know what it’s like to fail and then the joy it brings when I succeed.

I know what it’s like to laugh so much and so hard that you can’t breathe.

I know what it’s like to smile from the inside out.

I know what it’s like when you hit that wall and it feels like you just can’t go any further.

I know know what it’s like once you decide you can get past that wall and the moment you decide to lift your head and just keep moving forward.

I know what it’s like to feel alone.

I know what it’s like to miss someone.

I know what it’s like to want, to need, to hope, to dream, to wish with all that you can.

I know what it’s like to struggle.

I know what it’s like when someone understands and cares.

I know what it’s like to be surprised.

I know what it’s like to be disappointed.

I know what it’s like to fall behind.

I know what it’s like to get ahead.

I know what it’s like to be lost.

I know what it’s like to find yourself.. again and again and again…

I know what it’s like to see your dreams come true.

I know what it’s like realize that I know nothing at all.

I know what it’s like to know love.

I know how it feels when something comes easy.

I know how it feels to be misunderstood.

I know how it feels to be broken.

I know how it feels to be mended.

I know that life is what you make it.

I know that I still have learning to do.

I know what it’s like…….

I could keep going.. but I think you understand where I was going here…

When you think you’re behind in your knowing … browse your own memory banks and I bet you will discover as I did that you do know a thing or two and that the learning, growing and knowing never ends.

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

What the Day May Bring

This morning I’ve been feeling urged to talk about making it through the day. It’s easy to talk about and to hand over suggestions when times aren’t so rough… but when the times go wrong and then even more wrong and the waters of life are choppy as hell… what words can be said… what advice can be given?

I thought about this post for a moment and began thinking about positive thoughts and no matter what’s going on to keep that positive outlook until the storm has passed.. and then I thought …. hmmmmmmmmmm …. yeah easier said than done. I thought to myself, why the heck am I even posting about this anyway? I wondered if there was someone out there right at this moment that needs a shoulder, an ear or just someone to acknowledge their storm. I thought for a moment that I wouldn’t write more about this topic and then I thought more about those weathering the storm right now and how can I help them.

My only advice while in the middle of any shit storm is.. HOLD ON TIGHT! DON’T LET GO!!! The storm won’t last … keep that thought in mind and just hold on! I know it sucks.. I  know it’s painful… but hold on. Just keep holding on. When brighter days do come around.. you’ll be glad that you didn’t let go.

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

Always in Transition

I saw an image of a butterfly still in the cocoon … from caterpillar to beautiful butterfly.

I had not yet broken free from the cocoon … it looked as though it had just completed it transformation and just hadn’t made its move to the outside world yet.

This image made me think about the changes of the earth and the people and animals that live here. We are all in transition… us, the animals, the Earth… all of us. We are all linked in so many ways. It is sad that most don’t see this and certainly don’t understand it. I can’t help but think that if for even a moment we could all just come together and think about how we are actually linked … then just maybe we would at least have that moment of peace.

I know that will never happen.. but it is at the least a nice thought.

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

Star Light… Star Bright

Star light, star bright ….
I wish I may,  I wish I might
Might I have the wish I wish,
on the first star I see tonight

Something you remember as a child, right?
Remember looking up into the night sky and thinking that it was a real possibility that, that wish would indeed come true? Remember going to sleep with the feeling inside you that stirred of possibilities?

What if I were to tell you that you were looking in the wrong place for that star. What if I were to tell you that instead of the vast sky… you simply needed to look in the mirror.

That’s right…. the mirror.

We are all stars … born with a purpose all the same. TO SHINE.

Not to out-shine ..but to simply shine.

We all have that light inside of us… but we have been taught through the years to hide it. People might talk.. or stare or whatever. People talk and people stare no matter what. Why not give them something to stare at, but not in a negative way… by allowing your light to shine…. in hopes to encourage them to allow their own to shine as well.

Share your light with the world so that they will in return share theirs. If nothing else, you’ve made the world a brighter place with the light you have shared.

Many Blessings,
Raventalker