Month: October 2013

Wishes Granted

IMG_3712With everyone talking about the abundance of Ladybugs all over the place I thought oh what a perfect time to spread the word about what the Ladybug brings into our lives.

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

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

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

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

Many Blessings,

The Versatile Blogger Award

Thanks to my fellow blogger
for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award… I am honored 🙂


Display the Award on your Blog.
Announce your win with a post and thank the Blogger who nominated you.
Present 15 deserving Bloggers with the Award.
Link your nominees in the post and let them know of their nomination with a comment.

Post 7 interesting things about yourself.

Seven things about myself:

1) I am an Artist of all kinds of media

2) A Seer and a Messenger

3) Married to my Soul Mate ❤

4) I love being it Nature and Capturing Magical Moments on Film

5) I love taking notice of those things that most overlook and showing them in photos

6) I am a believer in magical living

7) I am Love and Light

I now nominate 15 Bloggers in no particular order:

















Halloween2008023This being the week of Halloween, I thought what a great time to talk a little about FEAR.

Oh, we have so many of them don’t we… from everyday fears to lifetime fears. Fears of failure, trust, love, heartache, falling, dying, not becoming, fears of monsters both hidden and not, fear of being judged, misunderstood or not being found. Our fears can come from so many places and from so many situations.

When fear leads us… we go nowhere. 

We must learn to understand the difference between the good fears that are there to keep us safe and those fears that are completely made up in our minds to keep us from moving forward. Don’t feed those fears!

Let go of those unhealthy fears and take back the power that they have stolen from us.

Many Blessings,

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Samhain – Celtic New Year

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I thought I would share with you first a bit of history and then a ceremony you can do to welcome in the Celtic New Year.

First, here’s a bit of history:

Samhain (pronounced Sow-en), dates back to the ancient Celts who lived 2,000 years ago. Contrary to what some believe, is not a celebration of a Celtic god of the dead. Instead, it is a Celtic word meaning “summer’s end.” The Celts believed that summer came to an end on October 31st and the New Year began on November 1st with the start of winter.

At sunset on October 31, clans or local villages begin the formal ceremonies of Samhain by lighting a giant bonfire. During the celebration, the Celts wore costumes, and danced around the fire. Many of these dances told stories or played out the cycles of life and death or commemorated the cycle of Wheel of Life. These costumes were adorned for three primary reasons.

The first was to honor the dead who were allowed to rise from the Otherworld. The Celts believed that souls were set free from the land of the dead during the eve of Samhain. Those that had been trapped in the bodies of animals were released by the Lord of the Dead and sent to their new incarnations. The wearing of these costumes signified the release of these souls into the physical world. Not all of these souls were honored and respected. Some were also feared as they would return to the physical world and destroy crops, hide livestock or ‘haunt’ the living who may have done them wrong.

The second reason for these traditional costumes was to hide from these malevolent spirits to escape their trickery.

The final representation was a method to honor the Celtic Gods and Goddesses of the harvest, fields and flocks. Giving thanks and homage to those deities who assisted the village or clan through the trials and tribulations of the previous year. And to ask for their favor during the coming year and the harsh winter months that were approaching.

Now that you have a little bit of history… here’s something you can do yourself to celebrate the Celtic New Year and cleanse yourself of the past and prepare for the days to come.

On two sheets of parchment paper you will make 2 lists: 

The first list will be of all things you don’t want or no longer need in your life. Be specific!

The second list will be of things you want to keep in your life and things you would like to see coming into your life. Again, be specific. 

You will take the “Keep” list, roll it up, tie it with a ribbon and place it in a safe place for the year. You will then take the “Get Rid of” list and burn it in a fire. Watch that list burn and imagine all the things on that list burning out of your life with it. Be sure while you do these acts that you do them with love in your heart. You don’t want bad karma, mojo or intentions intertwined with your ceremony. Do all things with love. You don’t wish for bad to come to anyone or anything in your lists … you just no longer want or need them in your life so you should wish them away with love and kindness so that the parting be an easier transition for all who may be involved.

And as with all ceremonies you should take time to yourself to reflect, prepare and ground yourself before beginning. Cleanse the space, yourself, your mind and body before the ceremony. 

Many Blessings,

Breakfast and a Story

This morning I had the privilege of starting my day off with my dear friend the Crow. He shared with me one of the many stories of how be came to be black. There is a different story from every corner of the Earth about the Crow and how it became black, each story a little different but all of them show the Crow as one to be honored in one way or another.

Here’s The story of Rainbow Crow from the Lenni Lenape Tribe (The Lenape Tribe is originally from the Delaware River area from New Jersey up into Canada) retold by S.E. Schlosser:

It was so cold. Snow fell constantly, and ice formed over all the waters. The animals had never seen snow before. At first, it was a novelty, something to play in. But the cold increased tenfold, and they began to worry. The little animals were being buried in the snow drifts and the larger animals could hardly walk because the snow was so deep. Soon, all would perish if something were not done.

“We must send a messenger to Kijiamuh Ka’ong, the Creator Who Creates By Thinking What Will Be,” said Wise Owl. “We must ask him to think the world warm again so that Spirit Snow will leave us in peace.”

The animals were pleased with this plan. They began to debate among themselves, trying to decide who to send up to the Creator. Wise Owl could not see well during the daylight, so he could not go. Coyote was easily distracted and like playing tricks, so he could not be trusted. Turtle was steady and stable, but he crawled too slowly. Finally, Rainbow Crow, the most beautiful of all the birds with shimmering feathers of rainbow hues and an enchanting singing voice, was chosen to go to Kijiamuh Ka’ong.

It was an arduous journey, three days up and up into the heavens, passed the trees and clouds, beyond the sun and the moon, and even above all the stars. He was buffeted by winds and had no place to rest, but he carried bravely on until he reached Heaven. When Rainbow Crow reached the Holy Place, he called out to the Creator, but received no answer. The Creator was too busy thinking up what would be to notice even the most beautiful of birds. So Rainbow Crow began to sing his most beautiful song.

The Creator was drawn from his thoughts by the lovely sound, and came to see which bird was making it. He greeted Rainbow Crow kindly and asked what gift he could give the noble bird in exchange for his song. Rainbow Crow asked the Creator to un-think the snow, so that the animals of Earth would not be buried and freeze to death. But the Creator told Rainbow Crow that the snow and the ice had spirits of their own and could not be destroyed.

“What shall we do then?” asked the Rainbow Crow. “We will all freeze or smother under the snow.”

“You will not freeze,” the Creator reassured him, “For I will think of Fire, something that will warm all creatures during the cold times.”

The Creator stuck a stick into the blazing hot sun. The end blazed with a bright, glowing fire which burned brightly and gave off heat. “This is Fire,” he told Rainbow Crow, handing him the cool end of the stick. “You must hurry to Earth as fast as you can fly before the stick burns up.”

Rainbow Crow nodded his thanks to the Creator and flew as fast as he could go. It was a three-day trip to Heaven, and he was worried that the Fire would burn out before he reached the Earth. The stick was large and heavy, but the fire kept Rainbow Crow warm as he descended from Heaven down to the bright path of the stars. Then the Fire grew hot as it came closer to Rainbow Crows feathers. As he flew passed the Sun, his tail caught on fire, turning the shimmering beautiful feathers black. By the time he flew passed the Moon, his whole body was black with soot from the hot Fire. When he plunged into the Sky and flew through the clouds, the smoke got into his throat, strangling his beautiful singing voice.

By the time Rainbow Crow landed among the freezing-cold animals of Earth, he was black as tar and could only Caw instead of sing. He delivered the fire to the animals, and they melted the snow and warmed themselves, rescuing the littlest animals from the snow drifts where they lay buried.

It was a time of rejoicing, for Tindeh – Fire – had come to Earth. But Rainbow Crow sat apart, saddened by his dull, ugly feathers and his rasping voice. Then he felt the touch of wind on his face. He looked up and saw the Creator Who Creates By Thinking What Will Be walking toward him.

“Do not be sad, Rainbow Crow,” the Creator said. “All animals will honor you for the sacrifice you made for them. And when the people come, they will not hunt you, for I have made your flesh taste of smoke so that it is no good to eat and your black feathers and hoarse voice will prevent man from putting you into a cage to sing for him. You will be free.”

Then the Creator pointed to Rainbow Crow’s black feathers. Before his eyes, Rainbow Crow saw the dull feathers become shiny and inside each one, he could see all the colors of the rainbow. “This will remind everyone who sees you of the service you have been to your people,” he said, “and the sacrifice you made that saved them all.”

And so shall it ever be
Many Blessings,

Through Their Eyes

Tonight I leave you with something to ponder.

Take a moment if you will.. maybe even a few and think about what the world looks like through their eyes. What does the forest, the lake, the spring, the meadow and the field look like through their eyes?

What we see and what they see is different…even though it is also the same. It’s the same meadow but to the mouse, it’s home and to the deer it’s dinner, to the butterfly and the bee it’s sweetness and to the birds, a free place to soar.

What do we look like through their eyes? How does it look to them when we invade their space without care or thought of where we walk and how? What does it feel like to you when you think about someone doing the same to your space, your home, your safety?

Many Blessings,

When You Hear the Black Bird Caw

It all started with a shiver and twitch of my nose
I could feel it coming .. a bit of rhyme .. a bit of prose
Magic flowing through the crisp Autumn air
I throw my hands up with a witchy flair

A giggle creeps up from within
Quickly turning into a cackle straight from the loony bin
People then wondering what on Earth I’m up  to
Me? Oh nothing .. just stirring my brew!

Spreading magic across the land
With a click of the mouse and a wave of the hand
Eye of newt, toe of dog, vampire’s blood and gargoyle fat
Thrice around the cauldron we go, oops almost forgot me cat!

Boil, boil, bubble and brew
Hold on, this rhyme is almost through
Potions and notions all now complete
May your Halloween be ever so sweet

A quick whistle to summon my broom
Now, off I go .. zoom, zoom, zoom
Magical blessings to one and all
Don’t forget to smile when you hear the black bird caw!


Many Blessings,

October Full Moon

bloodmoonThe October full moon is known as the Blood Moon and also the Falling Leaf or Hunter’s Moon. It is a Moon of new goals, protection, resolution, and spirituality. The night of the Blood Moon is a great time for divination of any kind. At this time of the year, all of nature is making ready for the winter. Animals that hibernate are gathering the last scraps of food. Birds are heading south. In human societies, this used to be the time when we turned from agriculture to the hunt as our means of sustenance. This is the time to reflect on what you did during the year and to evaluate your accomplishments.

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,

Learning How to Trust Your Inner Guide

IMG_8974Imagine you are walking around your house in the dark. You allow yourself to be guided as you feel your way around searching for your way. When you come upon a place that doesn’t quite feel right… you stop and look extra hard into the darkness and most often change your path. It is not what you could see that made you stop and change direction.. it is what you felt.

When your physical sight was gone you allowed yourself to be guided in another way and you trust that guidance even though you cannot see what is in front of you … you feel it and you change direction based on that feeling.

That same instinct is with you at all times. You trust it when you cannot see … so why not trust it when you can?

If it doesn’t feel right .. then it’s most likely not. Change direction until it does.

Many Blessings,

The Sun Card

IMG_0675Shuffling my cards today I ask for guidance to help those on a rocky path.. move forward with a bit more ease.

The first card I pulled was Life Force card which didn’t feel right for whatever reason so I put it back in the deck and shuffled a little bit more. The card for the day is finally revealed: The Sun Card

When you have learned to trust your inner self … you’ll no longer need outside help.  That’s what all of our striving is all about: to find our own, unique way, to live our own realizations, to follow our own inner light. The Sun Card is a sign to let us know that we are close to finding this within ourselves.

Many Blessings,

The First Book!

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I’ve composed my first Poetry/Photo book … The Raven’s Call

It’s a collection of poetry I have done over the years along with photographs I have taken. I do hope you enjoy it. I’m working on some future projects to include a book focusing solely on my visions and another that will be a collection of messages from spirit.

You can purchase a digital copy of The Raven’s Call for $1.99 here:

or if you would like a physical copy in paperback you can purchase it here on Lulu:

Rany Blessings,

Message from the Rainbow

Tonight I made my way downstairs to fetch the last of the laundry to be done and noticed from the kitchen window how strange the sky looked. It was flooded with color. I went on and gathered the laundry from the dryer and then thought…. hmmmmm .. I should step outside and have a look at that sky. So I did. OMG.. what a beautiful double rainbow in the sky over my house!!

I rushed upstairs to grab my camera and back down and outside into the rain in hopes of capturing the moment. I ran around furiously snapping photos left and right and then to the front of the house to see what my view would be from there. I saw the rainbow made it’s way from front to back and snap … snap… snap… went my camera shutter!

I made my way upstairs to upload the photos to share online and just as I finished uploading I stepped over to the window to have another look and it was gone. Just like that … it was gone.

Tonight’s message comes from the rainbow: Enjoy each moment as it comes. What you have in this moment may be gone the next and you just never know long those moments last .. so enjoy them while you have them.

Here are the photos of my rainbow

Many Blessings,

The Snail

snailI stepped outside this morning and suddenly noticed there were snails all over the place.

Snails in the mornings are not uncommon but this is the first time in my 2 years at this office that I have seen them here and so many at that. Everywhere I turned there they were … Odd…. soooooooooooooo … here’s a bit of info about the snail that you may have not known:

Snail is a reflection of the protective spirits that surround each of us.   The appearance of a Snail totem in your life reflects the need to be more protective in your environment.
Be aware of your surroundings and keep your guard up.  Think about where you encountered Snail – on the way to work?  Near home?  Call upon your spirit protectors as you walk around the place where you encountered Snail. 

Snail people are often loners, not very social and often timid. Their life lesson will be to learn to trust. Learning to balance trust and protection is a difficult lesson; watch out for the appearance of Snail and back off when he appears. 

Snails also teach us to protect the inner child.  Snail people often present a hard shell to the world when they really have a tender heart and strong feelings.  Watch for Snail and learn who and when to trust.

Many Blessings,

Who Are We? Labels


Yesterday someone asked me what I call myself… I looked at her knowing what she was asking, but answered “Holly”.

What she really wanted to know is: do I call myself a psychic, a medium, a healer or what?

My answer is still: Holly or Raventalker .. whichever you prefer to call me.

I don’t do labels. I allow myself to be just who I am. No need for a label…. labels create limitations and expectations. I see things and hear things that others may not and I deliver the messages that come to me … I am a messenger, that’s it … that is all that I am. No fancy labels… no expectations upon myself to be something else.. I am me… plain and simple. Just me. I’m ok with that … are you? 🙂

Many Blessings,

Ceremonial Vision

angel wingsLast night just as I lay down in the bed a ceremonial vision began to take place. I was surrounded by several ladies, I was confused as I have never encountered beings like these before. They seemed like a mix between angels and fairies. They were tall, dressed in light flowing dresses and large light colored wings … but the healing they did or magic seemed more like fairy magic.

They took a bundled child form from inside me. They danced with it and sang to it and cradled it and laughed and played with it. As they were passing it around with one another they were taking turns waving their hands over my body doing some sort of healing, protection or magic. They made sure to apply extra attention to my feet, head and chest. They did this for quite a while and when they were done they placed the bundle back inside me for it to continue it’s incubation period.

I was then given the information that what they had done would come into knowing after the 3rd of my next moon cycles.

So now… I wait!

I welcome anyone who would like to give any insight about this vision.

Many Blessings,