July begins and ends with a Full Moon!! We have the Mead or Blessings or Thunder or Lightning Moon at the beginning of the month and a Blue Moon at the end. The energy throughout July will be extremely high. There are some surprises in store for us after the Full moon so be ready for some good times.
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I don’t know how…. Oh how I hate to hear those words in today’s world with all the information available to you at your finger tips. When you say these words, you are giving yourself permission to stay right where you are. If you truly want to learn something, then you’ll find a way. If you truly want to move forward, you will. Excuses are just permission to not grow, not change, not move forward and to not be your best.
New Painting I just completed – The Witch’s Tree – Her roots buried deep within the Earth, the branches a symbol of her magic. She casts in all directions and weaves her magical intent through the lives of many. Reaching toward the stars, there are no limits to the powers within. She, all alone can accomplish all that she wishes. Her trusting familiar at her side, together they fear nothing. Death is just a mere shift in energy. Looking out into the world, they see all the possibilities before them and they cast, they heal and they make this world a better place.
I am a survivor of all kinds of abuse, from being molested as a child to being stalked, having a gun pointed at them and from physical, mental and verbal abuse, from being bullied and made fun of to being made to feel like I was nothing at all. Many times I wanted to check out of this life and end the pain. Every time I found a reason to stay. I survived… you can too. There is help, but you must tell others what is going on and ask for the help.
The Solstice is at the end of out week but we need to begin to prepare now. Spirit urges us to go inside and inspect the many aspects of our lives and of our inner self. Look at where you draw light and power from and then look at the areas of your life and within yourself that you need extra light and a bit more power. Strengthen the parts that need strengthening and lighten the areas that aren’t so filled with light. By the time the Solstice arrives you will be dancing and celebrating!
What a MAGICAL WEEK!! Staring off the week with a New Moon to help you get started on all the things you want to do right now and then ending this busy busy week with the Summer Solstice!!! This is the Summer, when you look back later in life, this one will be one to remember. MAGICAL!
Spirit message for today. I felt so urged to deliver this message. I had written down the words “Stop waiting to be happy” last night on a post it note. I kept looking at it today, asking Spirit if it was time to talk about it and all I kept getting was “No, not yet”. Then I found myself a few moments ago feeling pushed to go ahead and do it NOW. There is someone out there that will get this message because of timing more than any other reason. So, I listened to Spirit, verbalized the message and here we are. I hope it reached everyone who needs it!
With a new moon cycle. It is time to start those projects you’ve been wanting to get done, try new things, new techniques and possibly even new ways of thinking.
Now is a good time to do an overlook of your life and get rid of anything that doesn’t belong. Start thinking about where you want the rest of your life to go and start doing the things to get you there. Keep positive thoughts and a positive outlook as you move forward and use the energy of this New Moon to help boost you to the new beginnings that you want/need in your life.
A few weeks ago I had something come to me in a vision and take away something very precious and dear to me. I was crushed and very upset to the point of actually crying. This reaper of death came right up to me and took my dreams! Yes .. that’s what I said.. believe it or not! I saw him coming toward me and froze, not really in fear, more in confusion of why it was he was coming towards ME!!!!!!!! To my surprise he took away my dreams, and for anyone who knows me or reads any of my blogs, you will know how very important my dreams are to me. My dreams take me to the many places I can’t go in physical form. They take me to the arms of the one I love, they teach me the many lessons of life, they calm my fears and give me hope, they show me new paths and they help me to grow.
I wondered for a long time what it was that I had done that was so bad that I deserved such a thing as to have my dreams taken away. Each night I would try my best to dream and nothing. Nothing at all would come to me. My dreams were truly gone. What was I to do? I tried everything I knew to get my dreams to come back to me and I worked on being an even better person. I worked on more of my inner self, hoping it would be enough and that I would finally deserve or earn my dreams back… but no… nothing.
Then one night… I was sick and tired of not having my dreams!! I went off to where I knew the reaper would be that held my dreams… the shadow lands… that place … that very dark place that most fear. I overcame my own fear of that place for I learned that we must have such a place to have balance… light and dark… good and bad… for if everything was light or good.. how would we recognize the dark or the bad .. simply we wouldn’t. We’d know nothing different, everything would be exactly the same… just as to know great happiness you must first know great sorrow.
So I went to the shadow lands and searched out the reaper. I found him with my dreams right there hanging around his neck as if it were nothing but a charm .. hmmmp! So I walked right up to him… looked right into the darkness of his face and those soulless eyes and took back what was mine! I then dealt with him and let him know that there would not ever be another thing he would be allowed to take from me. I was taking back control of my own life and no longer allowing others to take away anything what was special or dear to me.
At first I hadn’t given much thought after I dealt with the reaper of why he took my dreams in the first place. I simply thought he did it just because he could… because that’s the type of spirit he was.
But today for some odd reason.. driving home from work … it dawned on me. The reaper was not actually the “Real” reaper of death… just designed to represent that to create fear and to be able to get my dreams from me that much easier. It worked… it was all a test … and the whole time I had it inside myself to get my dreams back at any time. I just didn’t know it.
If you want something bad enough, then you must take “ACTION” to keep it or get it back. You must be willing and ready to “FIGHT” for what you love, what you believe in and what you want. The reaper came to me and I did nothing. I didn’t fight… I didn’t chase after him… I didn’t protect myself… I did nothing but watch as he took away my dreams and then left with them. All I did was think about it … over and over and over … I let it consume my thoughts .. and mostly only thought about why is it I wasn’t worthy of keeping my own dreams or what had I done that was so wrong. It wasn’t about that at all. It was just a lesson to teach me to stop allowing others to take from me. Stop allowing pieces of myself to be given to those who did not deserve them and to fight for the things I hold dear. Leaving myself open is and can be damaging because not everyone or thing is honest and trust worthy. Many are out to cause harm… intentional or not. I must guard myself and those I love. I must pay more attention to my surroundings and make sure the things that are special to me don’t slip away .. or worse yet taken.
I thank who ever sent the reaper to take my dreams … it was a very valuable lesson .. and I shall forever hold on to this lesson and live by it!
Today I share with you my very own personal story of change and how my world fell apart so it could fall back together again. How I was warned, how I reacted to it and how I started working through it and began putting my life back together after it had been torn completely apart.
In this video I talk about a completely different way of understanding what your life purpose may be. ENJOY!
Please understand that the points made in any and all of my videos are based on my own beliefs, experiences and feelings, in no way do I wish to force anyone to believe any particular way. If you feel drawn to my messages then great! If not .. then they are clearly not meant for you.
We all do this… we paint a picture of how we think our lives should be, what it should look like, who is in it and how they look and behave. Think about that image you have painted and ask yourself where does that come from. How much of what is in that picture is you and how much of it comes from other sources like environment, family, friends, media even. Be careful not to push away people because they don’t match the painting in your head… don’t pull away from opportunities because they aren’t in your painting. Stop looking at that painting and start living.
The number one question I get all the time. Will I Ever Be Happy?
I give you the answer that spirit gives me. I have also struggled with this in my life but I have learned to listen and understand .. FINALLY!
I hope you enjoy my explanation of Finding Happiness Within and I hope more than anything that you too will also be able to find and experience it!
Words and thoughts have power. Our lives are what we believe them to be. Our future is what we believe it will be. We must always be aware of our thoughts and what we tell ourselves and what we allow ourselves to believe. The first step to a better life is believing in a better life. We must plant seeds of positive thought inside ourselves, nourish those seeds with love and light and before you know it… those seeds will have grown into something beautiful. A Better LIFE… a Better YOU!
Whatever it is in life that has caused you pain… let it go. Right now, this minute release it. You no longer need to hold on to it. It’s in the past and you no longer live there. The years you have spent telling yourself you have let it go, let that go as well. The lies you’ve told yourself, saying that you are okay, yep, let those go too. The reasoning, the guilt, the pain, the torment, the memories, the denial, the feeling that you needed to pay for your mistakes, the story of it all… let it all go. Truly, once and for all… LET Whatever IT is… GO! Don’t, for one more minute let it hold you back from living, from loving, from believing, from wishing, from hoping, from doing, from becoming! Don’t allow it one more second to steal away your happiness, your peace and your life. Just LET IT GO!
If you must… stand outside in the rain and allow it to be washed away from your being and then stand in the sunlight and allow yourself to be consumed with the light of healing. It’s okay to be okay. It’s okay to let the pain go. There is no need to wear it like a badge. I doubt the lessons will ever be forgotten, but the pain is no longer needed… so let it go.
We tell ourselves so many lies and the biggest being that we are okay with how things are, how they have been and how they may continue to be. We find ourselves just getting by. We tell ourselves that we have let stuff go that we clearly have not. We tell ourselves and everyone else that we are okay, when deep inside we still feel that same ol’ pain.
The first step we must take now is by telling ourselves the truth. The truth that part of our past still haunts us and that we have not actually let any of it go.
So here I am, taking the first step… I have spent my life holding on to a number of bad memories, a number of bad experiences and a number of bad choices. Afraid that I would repeat the past, I have held on to these things, not because I wanted to, but because I didn’t want them to come back around. Having them felt like a report card showing I passed that class, meaning I wouldn’t have to repeat it again. So, I held on without realizing I was holding on.
Today…. I begin the process of truly letting it all go. There is no actual class for life or for living. There is no report card at the end of it all that shows how well I did or didn’t do… there is only a life lived. How well that life is lived is up to me. It’s time to start truly living, it’s time to let go.