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Weekend Projects – Dreamcatchers

This weekend I spent my time creating a few new dreamcatchers .. Have a look at these ūüôā

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The first is a Wolf Power Dreamcatcher and let me tell you the amount of wolf energy in this fella is hefty to say the least! This fella is no tame wolf.. he’s as wild as the wind that blows through the very top of the trees… across the mountains and beyond the seas.
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The second is an Angelic Dreams Dreamcatcher¬† – embellished with yellow glass beads and metal signs reading Hope, Love, Believe and Faith… also adorned with a small silver angel pendant and feathers.
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My third dreamcatcher of the weekend is titled: Magical Journies Dreamcacher Рwith a small silver witch pendant hanging from the center and a large leather wrapped broom that stretches across the dreamcatcher. 13  glass stars encircle the witch on her journey through the night.. this one is filled with the purest of sweet slumber magic.

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Many Blessings,
Raventalker

If you would like your own custom made¬†dreamcatcher .. give me a shout … I’d love to craft some magic just for you!

My Christmas Wish

My wishes don’t cost money .. only a little of your consideration and time
Please bear with me while I turn my wishes into a Christmas rhyme

I wish for everyone to know what it’s like to feel loved and blessed
and I wish for for you to have less worries and a whole lot less stress

I wish for you to know the magic that surrounds us every day
and I wish for fewer obstacles to get in your way

I wish for you that the years be kind
and I wish for many happy moments to fill your heart and mind

I wish for you to know a love that is everlasting and true
and I wish for angel blessings to always follow you

I wish for you to know a kiss and a hug can cure all things
and I wish you happy smiles every time you see butterfly wings

I wish for all your dreams become reality
and I wish you to know that within you is the ability

May the spirit fill you.. not only now but every day
These are my Christmas wishes for you and they are on their way

I placed them carefully upon butterfly wings
So that they’ll be carried to the heavens as the bluebird sings

Merry Christmas
Raventalker

Amethyst Dreams

Last night as I began to fall to sleep .. these words came to mind.

Amethyst Dreams

As the darkness falls this cold December night
The moon grows full with it’s brilliance ever so bright.

Amethyst dreams begin rolling through my head
As I find comfort in the warmth of my bed.

Crystalline fragments bathed in a purple hue
Conjuring dreams of something new.

Healing the soul by way of my dreams, one by one
Keeping my mind sober and wise, til the night is done.

Focused on¬†tonight’s visions as the moonlight beams
I am empowered by these amethyst dreams.

I travel across spiritual realms of many throughout the night
And balance upon sparkling beams of amethyst light.

Where will these lucid dreams bathed in purple take me next?
Only Spirit knows, but I’m not worried nor vexed.

Inner peace has filled my mind, body and soul
I’m ready for where ever¬†these¬†visions wish me¬†to go.

Amethyst dreams guiding us through the long, cold, wintery night
Lending us protection and power til the dark becomes new light.

Amethyst Dreams

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

Wind Dancer – Stained Glass Panel

Wind Dancer

Last weekend I started a new stained glass piece titled : Wind Dancer

She is so near being finished now.. This weekend I was able to get her all pieced togather … now all she needs is some putty.. some patina, polish¬†and framing.

Here’s a short video of my progress ūüôā ENJOY!

How About Today???

How About Today

How About Today…. We find happiness

How About Today…. We bring our dreams to reality

How About Today…. We find peace within

How About Today…. We see the endless possibilities life brings

How About Today…. We stop making excuses

How About Today…. We love everyone.. no matter what

How About Today…. We take a stand for what we believe in

How About Today…. We take a chance

How About Today…. We make the best of what we have

How About Today…. We release the past

How About Today…. We do something just for the sake of making someone else feel better

How About Today…. We plant new seeds of growth

How About Today…. We look on the bright side

How About Today…. We smile all day long

How About Today…. We do something new/different

How About Today…. We allow understanding for ourselves

How About Today…. We share what we have

How About Today…. We step forward

How About Today…. We join together as one

How About Today?

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

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It’s that time again .. Toast of Music City … Please take a moment to register with the website and give me a vote each day while the contest runs. Thank you to everyone in advance for all your help and support!

If you haven’t registered to Vote this year … just click this link and you’ll be able to register… the site didn’t retain any of the registration info from last year so you have to re-register. http://toastofmusiccity.com/account.aspx/Register

Nominate me in Best of Music City

Nominate me in Best of Music City

Fuss and Fret

No need to fuss and fret
No need of worry and regret

What is ….¬†will be
What was is now gone

Let pain and sorrow be strangers from your past
Remember it’s just temporary … it won’t long last

Find that place deep inside
Where love and light do reside

Find the peace within and let it flow
Now, doesn’t that feel better … letting it all go

No need to busy yourself or rush around
Simply plant yourself firmly in the ground

Now breath deeply .. in and out
Ease your mind of all self doubt

Harness your own power
Let it wash over you like an April shower

Know and trust in you
All your dreams have the possibility to come true.

It begins with just one word that I’ll now say
Then, I’ll flap my wings and fly away.

“Believe.”

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

Work Funny Hahaha

OK so I was working in another office on Tuesday and I was off Wednesday of this week. I got to work this morning and an agent had emailed me a flier she wanted printed. Soooooooooo, when she emailed me, my auto-responder was sent to her letting her know I was not in the office. She replied to the auto-responder with “Ok” as if I had sent her the auto-responder personally. Since she replied sending me another email… that same auto-responder of course went right back out to her again. She then replies back to that auto-responder with, “I said ok”. hahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaa Bless her heart!

A Doodle Kind of Day

Well today I bought myself a new sketchbook since I gave my other new one away almost as soon as I had bought it yesterday….lol… oh well.. it was a good deed and I’m happy to make someone else happy. Soooooooooooo.. I had to christen my new sketchbook with some fresh new doodles…¬†

This is Lil’Alfred he likes dropping pennies in the well just to hear them splash.. he always forgets to make a wish .. bless him.

This is Old McGuire… don’t bother making friends.. he’s harmless but also an old GROUCH! No one knows why he’s so grouchy, some say there’s a story to be told but for now all we know is¬†that’s just the way he is.

 

This is Angelica … she takes after her name… always sweet and kind-hearted to everyone she meets. There is this certain glow about her that draws you in and when she floats across the land .. you become hypnotized by her… well.. by not just her beauty … but something that she carries within.

 

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

Determination

Come …. look in my eyes… does it seem familiar?

That look is determination. You see I have a goal and I mean to reach that goal, no matter what it takes.. no matter how much it hurts .. no matter how tired I may be .. no matter what anyone else says, thinks or does… my plan is to stand face to face with my goal and look it straight in the eyes. It may not happen tomorrow, next week or next month… but IT WILL HAPPEN! As long as I tell myself daily that my goal is within reach and I walk in the direction of that goal, doing what needs to be done to reach it.. IT WILL BE MET!

So now I will keep pushing .. keep walking forward and with each day that I do what I need to do to reach my goal, I shall grow with excitment knowing that somewhere down my path … my goal and I will stand face to face .. side by side .. looking each other straight in the eye!

I will not quit .. I will not just sit and wait any longer. I have a goal and I intend on meeting it!

 

D E T E R M I N A T I O N … brought to you by another 8 miles on the bike!

 

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

Pssst…. Over Here!

111, 222, 333, 444, 555, 666, 777, 888, 999

111, 222, 333, 444, 555, 666, 777, 888, 999

111, 222, 333, 444, 555, 666, 777, 888, 999

Ok … now that you are awake … These are your master numbers … a nudge from the angels and masters … triggers to set your spiritual self on a new awakening … a new leg in your journey.

I’m not here to give you the meaning of each set of numbers but to tell you what they are and what to look for… the research is yours to do on your own.

NOTE: Just because a website claims certain sets of numbers have this particular meaning or that … does NOT mean that is what it means to you … it can mean what they say it means or it might not in your case… that is up to you.

You know what’s going on in your life and on your path … trust your intuition .. the inner knowing that already exists inside you. If it feels right … then it’s right for YOU .. if it feels wrong .. then it’s wrong for YOU.

Good morning and welcome to your new awakening!

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

A Whisper of Trust

STORY OF THE DAY!

Ok so I go out to my car this morning to get my painting supplies, so I can get started on a new painting I have in mind to start today.

I was walking toward the front porch when I “sensed” that I had dropped something .. my arms were chocked full of stuff so I didn’t feel or hear¬†anything drop or fall but I SENSED it.

I turned around and sure enough I had dropped one of the craft sticks I had bought… bent down to pick it up and right next to it a 4 leaf clover… so you know me… I had to thank the fairies for their gift and sing them a little song .. I always sing to them when looking for 4 leaf clovers… they like it and they show me more when I do and with every clover I pick I thank them.

So suddenly I had this feeling that there were more they wanted me to see… so I put the dog and my arm full of supplies in the house and came back out. I started singing my song and the 4 leaf clovers began to appear. I had this feeling that they wanted me to add these clovers to one of my special paintings I’m going to be working on soon and so they had much to show me. Singing my song I picked clover after clover until they said ok Raven… thats enough for now…lol.. they gave me 10 clovers just then.

Then I had this whisper in my ear to go around to the back yard. The whisper said that there is a feather waiting for me near one of the areas the birds feed from. So, ok I go in the house, put down my clovers and head for the back yard. I went directly to the feeder closest to the back deck because from the image they showed me, I knew it was close to the deck. I stood there looking around and looking over at the feeder that is in the middle of the back yard and knew it wasn’t over there. Then realized, oh yeah they feed over there by the tree where the squirrel feeder is and headed to the tree(also close to the deck). There it was … my gifted feather from a blue jay!

Message of the day… Listen to¬† that whisper! Great big raven smiles¬† ūüôā
Many Blessings,
Raventalker

Ladybug of Happiness

Care for a visit from the Ladybug of Happiness?

 

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 abundant 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.

 

Special gift for everyone today …

Email me with your address and you’ll get your very own hand painted Ladybug of Happiness

NO CHARGE.. that’s right FREE

 

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

Connecting

Have you stepped outside lately and truly connected with the Earth?

Have you walked barefoot in the green grass?

Slip off your shoes and feel the coolness of the grass below your feet… feel life growing ¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† right there beneath you and all around you.

Take in the fresh spring air.

Sit quietly in the presence of new birth. The Earth is waking up from winter’s nap and life ¬†¬†¬† is growing all around you.. have you stopped, if only for a moment to take it in?

 

It’s good for the mind, body and soul to take a break from the busy and chaotic day to day life we all live..

Take some time to slow your pace and take in the beauty that surrounds us … Spring is a magical time of year when all life begins anew.

Sleeping buds awaken to the warm spring air ..  Nests and dens are filled with new life and the Earth is painted in new shades of color.

Take some time today to connect.

 

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

 

 

 

Family Tree – Interesting Finds

Lately I have been researching my family heritage on Ancestry.com and I am completely facinated by what I find.

So far I have traced one line back to the 1600’s!! How awesome is that .. another back to the early¬†1800’s so far… but I’m going to keep looking.

I have found that on my father’s side there is little info that I’m able to gather … can’t seem to get past my grandparents¬†at the moment … but I will¬†march on.

What is interesting that I have¬†found out so far is that on my mothers side…

My grandmothers materalside of the family came from  Ireland sometimein the early 1800s .. not exactly sure of their arrival date just yet .. but I am close.

Mygrandmothers paternal side of the family came from somewhere in the UK (either Ireland or England) in 1658 …. ¬†

I find it funny how life again shows us these circles ..¬† All my life I have been drawn toward Ireland and England.. a huge connection to celtic times…¬† and now I find that on one side of my family … they have all originated from that area… and now today .. I am married to an englishman who’s mother is irish! hahahaha

Also there is another circle… my grandmothers paternal family came over from the UK in 1658¬† – just over 200 years later they marry right back into a family from the UK…. crazy huh!

I started this search to find out more about my Cherokee heritage … but have come to a road block on the relative that I have always known to be from that heritage .. Bell Youngblood – born sometime in 1875 … no record of her mother or father yet .. so I am still searching .. it’s crazy to find out that she was married at the age of 14 .. wow how times have changed…

I am truly facinated with all the information I keep finding and can’t wait to find out more.

Just thought I would share with you my findings .. will keep you posted if any new info surfaces!

Oh yeah and almost forgot .. my great grandfather on my mothers side was known by the name of Wild Bill Hamby – but no one seems to know how he got his name… lol .. maybe his father “Big” Rueben gave him the name..lol.. who knows .. it is a family mystery

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

The Fool

The Fool

 

The fool is the pilgrim, the unwitting wise one. The fool represents our unconscious self, naive, simple, gullible. To begin the journey toward enlightenment and integration of self, one must first become the fool, seeing things from the outside, detached, childlike and trusting. (If we were fully aware of just how difficult the seeker’s path can be, we might choose not to quest at all!)

 

So true that last statement is .. some things are just not meant for us to know.. otherwise looking back in your life how many times would you have chosen not to do something .. and then there would be a lesson left unlearned.. growth would have been delayed.. We need to learn to let go of the control we don‚Äôt have but crave.. we have this thing about ‚Äúneeding to know‚ÄĚ ‚Ķ so much of our life we don‚Äôt truly enjoy because of that ‚Äúneeding to know‚ÄĚ .. we get obsessed with wanting and needing to know every step¬† and every phase that is or might be coming our way .. we end up trying to control our future and forget to live in the here and now.. so much time is then wasted and not lived and certainly not enjoyed.. and that is a true shame ..

 

Embrace your inner child today and have some fun!!!

 

 

 

Many Blessings,

Raventalker

On the Attack

crow and mockingbirdToday I want to speak a little about how we beat ourselves up… why we beat ourselves up and how to stop the cycle.

I would say that the majority of us have done this in one way or another… we do something or don’t do something and then beat ourselves up over it.

Examples:

I should have said ….

I shouldn’t have said….

I should have done this… or that …I could have done more…

I could have gone farther…

I forgot this .. or forgot that ….

I could have ..

I should have…

Why didn’t I…

Why did I….

blah blah blah … the possibilities are endless..

Why do we feel so much guilt for things we did or didn’t do?

Why then do we torture ourselves with it? Going over and over in our heads .. arguing with ourselves and convincing ourselves that we are less than we should/could be.For some, maybe making ourselves feel bad is so familiar that it feels safe to us.. of course we don’t “knowingly” do this … but we do it.Feeling bad can be so common to us that when there is nothing else to make us feel bad …. we then abuse ourselves in one way or another.. sometimes it is by talking ourselves down… sometimes it is by making decisions that we know are not good for us… and sometimes it is more like a constant arguing with yourself. How do we stop this cycle?

Heck if I know!! I still do it … for instance:

This past weekend I fell and hurt my hip and knee … I’ve recently signed up at the YMCA and am on a mission to rid myself of this excess weight I’ve been carrying around … so this week I have gone to the gym .. I have worked out .. but not full force. My thought is that I don;t want to push myself too far and hurt my knee more and then not be able to work out at all… but as soon as I tell myself that is the reason for not going full force.. I feel guilt .. I know I can do more and so I argue with myself over my own answers…lol.. it’s madness! I feel bad for not doing more … even though it truly is a possibility that if I do push myself to go all the way that I could really strain my knee to the point of being out of commission for a while.. so why can’t I be happy with what I have done.. why beat myself up for what I haven’t done?

Getting myself to the gym and doing what I’ve been doing this week is far more than what I was doing so why is that not enough? Why do I feel the need to beat myself up over it? Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh…

I know many of you will relate…

Over the years, I do feel that I am doing better at not beating myself up as I use to.. but it still happens … I’m guessing the key is to become aware that we are doing this and once it begins.. STOP! Let it go no further. Pat yourself on the back for noticing and for putting an end to the torture to more forward. Once step at a time…

Many Blessings and healing hugs,
Raventalker

Have You Ever?

Today’s post is dedicated to all those who have found themselves in that deep dark hole of depression, loneliness and sorrow. It happens to all of us at some point in time. Life becomes complicated and messy… there are days when we just can’t deal with what life brings us or we just don’t know how to cope. So many reasons that we can find ourselves in this dark place. Life throws at us so much, sometimes it is just too hard for us to take on.

I want everyone who finds themselves in this dark place to know that you are not alone. This happens to us all and the thing I want you to take with you from this post is that … it is never forever… the pain, loneliness, sorrow, depression is temporary and you can overcome it… there will be light again.

Reach out to your friends and family to help you through the difficult times. With much love and understanding I send to you all great big healing {{hugs}} and well wishes.

 

 

 

Have you Ever?

Have you ever found yourself so sad you didn’t want to get out of bed

Crazy thoughts run through your mind, like what if I were dead

You begin to wonder if suddenly I were no longer here

Would anyone notice, would anyone even care

Your world seems so dark and sad

You wonder, why does this feel so bad

It feels like there will never again be light

It’s so hard not to give up and continue to fight

You wonder what’s next and how much can I take

Then you think maybe I’ll close my eyes and never wake

But then you realize this is no way for your life to end

So you pull yourself together and cry to a friend

Letting go of the misery and all the pain

A friend shows you that there will be light once again

You are not alone in this fight

There are others who feel the same, crying in the night

So let tomorrow be the beginning, a fresh start

And let go of what burdens your mind and your heart

Nothing good ever comes from wishing you were dead

So snap out of it and get your ass out of bed!

 

I’d like to say something about the last line above…
I know it’s not as simple or as easy as getting out of bed… but the first step forward IS getting out of bed.

 

 

Many Blessings,

Raventalker

A Colorful Life

primroseI’m guided today to speak about color.¬† Spring has sprung and soon the Earth will be painted with many colors.

Pay more attention to the colors in your own world… color has a great affect on you, your health and your mood.

Spirit will be speaking to you through colors in the coming days so pay attention.

Even your dreams will have color in them from time to time for some and for others like me .. all the time.

 

Here are a few general meaning of some of the more popular colors:

Red symbolizes: action, confidence, courage, vitality

Pink symbolizes: love, beauty

Brown symbolizes: earth, order, convention

Orange symbolizes: vitality with endurance

Gold symbolizes: Wealth, prosperity, wisdom

Yellow symbolizes: wisdom, joy, happiness, intellectual energy

Green symbolizes: life, nature, fertility, well being

Blue symbolizes: youth, spirituality, truth, peace

Purple symbolizes: Royalty, magic, mystery

Indigo symbolizes: intuition, meditation, deep contemplation

White symbolizes: Purity, Cleanliness

Black symbolizes: Death, earth, stability

Gray symbolizes: Sorrow, security, maturity

Try this Meditation I found online to help balance and heal through colors:

  • Sit comfortably with your eyes closed.
  • Visualize a large ball of radiant Golden light a few inches over your head. Visualize that ball of light slowly descending through your crown, filling your entire being with golden light.
  • Imagine yourself absorbing that light as it nourishes, cleanses and heals your whole being – your Spirit and all of your bodies – dissolving all blocked and toxic energies.
  • Repeat this exercise, visualizing a ball of Red light. Continue through the entire spectrum like this, visualizing a ball of Orange light; Yellow light; Green light; Blue light; Indigo light; and Violet light. Go through the spectrum at whatever pace feels appropriate.
  • Take some time to visualize yourself in a state of perfect, radiant health

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

Crystal Digging

Well this weekend a few of us made our yearly trip to Sweet Surrender Crystal Mine in Story, Arkansas just outside Hot Springs, Arkansas … as usual it was fantastic. There is just something magical about putting your hands into the Earth and pulling out a treasure.¬† The weather was cold and rainy but the treasure hunting was cleansing. I know you are thinking … how can digging around in the dirt and mud be cleansing … lol.. I’m not sure this is something you can understand by reading… it’s something you will have to experience for yourself.

The weather this year wasn’t so nice to us… but every year we learn something new about digging for crystals.

Year 1 – we learned to go before it gets too hot! and wear lots of sunscreen and there is really only one tool you truly need.
Year 2 – we learned go after it warms up hahahaha … and again there is only one tool you truly need!

We shall see what next years lesson will be.

I love Becky and Randy, the owners of Sweet Surrender.. they are fabulous!

Sweet Surrender is such a peacful place … I just wish this year the weather had been nicer to us. It was cold, windy and raining this year, but that didn’t keep us from digging.

I didn’t find as much as last year but that was partly due to the weather as well. I did however, find some really nice crystals this year and can’t wait to start cleaning them up.

Below are a few pics of what I found digging around in the dirt for a day!


Many Blessings,
Raventalker

The Candle

There is a candle glowing inside me
Dare to open your eyes and take a peek
Come on, see what you can see
Is it strong or is it weak

 Sometimes I feel it wavering in the night
But still, I am lit from within by its light

Flickering away deep in my soul
This light tho aged, never grows old

Swaying in the breeze
Its flame never does seize

Though at times it seems to douse
The light is always there
Ready to roar like a lion or hide like the mouse

It burns steady, deep inside my soul
I’m sharing it with you now, so you’ll also know

This burning flame starts in my heart
But fills my whole being, my every part

Always there, ready to roar
Filling me with the ability to soar

Now its up to me from here on out
To hold that light in or let it shine, let it shout!

There is a candle inside me, glowing ever so bright
Do you dare take a peek
A quick glance at its light?

There is a candle inside me….
Burning bright every day and every night!

Come on take a look and you will see
That’s my light and I share it with thee.

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

The Light Within

There is a light within us all…¬† there is also a darkness ….

We have a choice every minute of every day to embrace either side …. or……..

TO FIND THE BALANCE WITHIN.

Take a moment to think about your own inner light,

Do you nurture it?

Do you smolder it?

Do you keep that light kindled?

What do you kindle it with?

Do you feel the warmth of your own light?

Do you allow it to shine?

Do you dowse it’s flame?

How do you feed your light?

Do you feed it?

Are you afraid of it?

Are you afraid of what others will say or think when they see your light?

Do you know it’s color?

Do you feel it’s strength?

Do you know where it lives?

Just a few questions to ponder while you sleep tonight.

Don’t be afraid to shine your light on the world…. the world could use more of us shining our light instead of hiding it away.

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

March 2011 – Super Moon

No matter where you are along your path in life… we are all living beneath the same “SUPER” moon.

Not all are fortunate enough to get a good view of it’s brillance tonight … but have faith in knowing that it glows just as brightly in your sky behind those clouds as it does in my not so cloudy sky.

Step outside and have a look .. enjoy it’s brillance and take in some of that amazing energy.

Go ahead.. it won’t hurt!

I see the moon and the moon sees meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee…….

Blessings to everyone this night and every night.
Raventalker 

Facing Forward

purple finchToday I walk forward into the direction of my dreams..

Nothing I can do about the past for it has gone … today I look at the here and now and work towards the future.

Sitting idle waiting … accomplishes nothing

Even if today you only take one step toward your goals/dreams… that’s one step closer than you were before.

We can’t always go full speed ahead .. and that’s ok … take the time you need to take and go at your own pace.. as long as you are walking forward.

Walk with love and honor in your heart and you’ll not go wrong.

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

You Gotta Love it!

I’ve been asked many times in my life .. “How do you do so much?” and “Why do I do so much?”

The answer is simple… “I LOVE IT!!”

 

I put a lot of time, effort,thought, blood, sweat and tears into creating and doing all the time… and it doesn’t matter .. to me it’s like breathing .. I love it and so it’s not work to me at all.

 

It’s my idea of fun… yeah I said …. F U N.. lol

 

When I create something new … it gives me great pleasure and when I share that creation with others I am even more pleasured by it .. and then if those I share it with also like it .. oh dear … watch out, because that is adding fuel to my fire and makes me want to do more and more and more and….. well you get the point.

 

It’s not a contest or a competition … expect with myself.. I like to see if I can … and when I do …. that fills me with great excitement and then I am off to see what else I can create.

 

I am in a sense in my own little world .. like a child with a new toy … checking it out to see what all it can do.

 

I am my own toy .. pushing to see what I can and can’t do .. and trust me there is plenty I can’t do .. lol.. I’m just not showing you those things..

 

I guess there are a few  things that contribute to all the creations..

~ I’m not afraid to try

~ I love it

~ I’m curious

~ It makes me happy

~ I’m not afraid of failure

~ Failing makes me try harder

~ Vision of what could be

~ Determination

~ Boredom!

~ Smiles… I love to see my creations bring smiles to others.

 

For me it’s ok to mess up .. it just gives me a chance to try again.

 

So what drives you?

 

 

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

 

 

It’s Perfectly Clear

Perfect!

I’m shown a crystal and inside that crystal is many things.. some may call them flaws .. I say they are simply the crystals personality

 

Some might throw their nose up in the air and say its garbage because it’s not got the perfect clarity they think it should have …. Their loss ….

 

Each crystal can only be what it is … as it grows it develops these personality traits (flaws to some) taking on characteristics of the land that feeds it …

 

Who is to say that crystal can’t bring as much joy as one that may have more clarity …. Who is to say one crystal can heal better than the other

 

At the end of the day they are both the same… they both contain many of the same properties and elements .. they are both crystals

 

Spirit says no matter your clarity … you have value …. You can do the same as any other … first you have to believe this to be true … no matter what others may say or think … it is you at the end of the day holding yourself back from doing what you were born to do.

 

 

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

It’s Time

wishIt’s Time….

There comes a point in your life when you have to let go of old ideas, behaviors and/or beliefs…

Throughout our lifetime many things will come and go as we need them… Be careful not to cling too tightly to any one thing in your life… when it’s purpose has come and gone we need to release it from our grasp so that something new can come in and help us in our growth and in our travels along this path.

I’m not saying give up everything you ever believed in … but more so ideas, beliefs or behaviors that are no longer suited for you at this moment .. this place on your journey.

It may just be allowing our ideas, behaviors and beliefs to transform…. The stubborn part of us may want to stick to what we have always done… but it is like this… if you get stuck in the mud and all you do is put your foot on the gas … spinning and spinning to get out … what happens is that you just get buried deeper in that mud pit .. there is a chance that it may finally work for you and the traction may find something to take hold of and push you out of the mud … but there is also a chance that it won’t … how long are you going to do the “Let’s wait and see” game?

So what I’m saying … is that it’s time to step back and take another look at where you are and what you are doing and what you are¬† thinking at this time… there is a change that needs to be made in order for you to get out of that mud and move on. So what are you waiting for? You already know the change that needs to be made.. don’t fear the road ahead… listen to that inner knowing and march on!

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

The Angels

For the past couple of weeks some of you will know my stories about reoccurring numbers in triplicate form …. Just about every single day for the past 2 weeks I will suddenly look up to see a set of numbers like 444, 333, 222, 111, 555 , etc.

It has been a constant thing and quickly I understood that there was a message there for me. But what?

Many said I should write about it .. so here we go.

After the first few days of seeing these sets of numbers, I started to do a bit of research on their meaning.

As you can imagine .. sites all over the web differ.. some state similar meanings and some completely different than another… so who to believe?

The first thing that hit me was how some of the meanings felt very true to me.. without knowing a definite answer … they still “felt” true to ME. Then some of the meanings “felt” very wrong.

Sometimes this conflict happened all on one one site .. it wasn’t like I agreed totally with one site and not with another .. there was conflict inside me with meanings on most of the sites if not all of them.

So again, who and what to believe?

So, I did what one would think was the natural most obvious thing to do… I asked the angels themselves. You see all the sites were in agreement with one thing and that one thing was that the numbers in triple form were indeed signs or messages from the angels.

I asked the question... What do all these numbers mean? What is the message you are trying to get across to me?

The answer… The numbers are indeed a sign or message from your angels .. and to each person specific numbers have personal meaning … and so depending on the person the message is for,¬† the message is different.. specific to the relationship of that person to and that number being shown to them.

I know .. NOT a direct answer .. but then again it is!

We each can probably say we have a favorite number …¬† and we can each probably say certain numbers have specific significance in our lives.

All in all the numbers in triple form are to get our attention .. the angels letting us know that they are with us .. sometimes it is just to comfort us .. sometimes it is to let us know that our actions or thoughts are on the right path .. and sometimes it is a warning .. and then again sometimes it is a sure sign to keep moving forward.

For each person it is something completely and totally different .. depending on where we are on our path… what we are going through and what is ahead of us.

So my message from the angels today .. don’t worry so much about what others say … instead look to yourself and make up your own mind about what lies before you. TRUST in YOU.

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

Just Be Yourself

¬†Don’t allow outside forces to destroy who YOU are or allow them to take the light from inside you ..¬†

Be who you are without fear ..

¬†We are happiest when we don’t have to hide or mask the true us ..¬† when we are allowed the freedom to be exactly who we are without criticism and without fear of other looking at us with the tilted head and disapproving look on their faces..

¬†I have learned that those type of¬†people exist no matter where you are or where you go or who you chose to be‚Ķ. There is always someone out there that won’t agree with everything you do.. or everything you are about..

¬†Be yourself and don’t worry about what if someone doesn’t like this or that .. what if I look foolish .. what if I fail.. what if it doesn’t work exactly as planned .. what if.. what if… what if ‚Ķ.

¬†I know from experience those what ifs are the true killer.. everyday you don’t do something that you truly wish to do .. those what ifs eat away at you .. and your mind takes you on a nasty journey of self doubt

¬†Now please ..¬†do use common sense when living your life and making choices.. don’t do those things that you know may hurt someone else in some way .. or that may hurt yourself..

 Just follow your heart and be true to who you are inside 

Follow your truest dreams and don’t worry about what if

 You never know .. some of those dreams may just come true

as my favorite quote says:

 Only the ones who believe,
Ever see what they dream
Ever dream what comes true….

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

A Message From Beyond the Grave

IMG_5759The Angels step fourth with a message to reveal…
They want you to know that they are alive and very real.

Bringing to you, loved ones who have passed
Those who have gone far too soon and far too fast

From the heart, I hand you a rose
And a message conceiled in prose

Though it may seem that they are worlds away
They are with you each and every day

You feel their presence and wonder if they are really there
They want you to know the answer is yes, no matter where

Though they have no voice to speak the words they wish to say
There are messengers on the way

Sending a sign so you will know
It really was them tapping at your window

A bird, a dragonfly or the sway of a willow
Whatever the signal, you’ll just know

The message is for you no matter from where it came
You’re not going crazy, it was they who called out your name

That scent that danced upon the breeze
That bird that nests just outside in the trees

It’s not coincidence, it’s not a fluke or a trick of the light
That feeling you have is right

It’s me from the other side of the veil
Letting you know I’m here with my will

Sleep sound my loves, don’t worry about me
The world I’m in is as beautiful as can be

There is no suffering and no pain
There is only light and love showering us like rain

My dears, please don’t be sad, for I am not truly gone away
We will meet again someday.

For now, accept this rose and put a smile upon your face
Someday we shall again find ourselves in the same place.

With love and grace I hand this to you.
Know that I shall always be with you.

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

Have Fun With It!!

Today’s wisdom … hmmmmmmmmmmmm

Life has it’s

ups and downs and all arounds … it gets crazy and hectic .. it’s also wonderful and fun.

Today … I just want you to have fun.. enjoy life… do something today to make yourself smile.. and maybe even make others smile.. laugh… love and giggle ….

At the end of your days here on Earth … my wish is that you will be able to answer YES to the question “Did you enjoy the ride?”

So go on… do something unexpected today and have fun!

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

Here are some things to get you started .. heee heee


 

What Calls You?

finch¬†Today’s message ….. well… here you go…

Don’t worry about what or who others want you to be or what they think you should be … BE YOU

Don’t constrict yourself with thoughts of … I’m suppose to be this or that … allow your given gifts to surface and be the best YOU that you can be.

When you stop trying so hard to become .. you realize you already are.

There is something in all of us that we are guided toward more than anything else… take that and allow yourself to be open to whatever it is that calls to you… build on it and be the best that you can …

READ MY WORDS CAREFULLY ….

I did not say¬† “BE THE BEST”¬† I said “be the best YOU that YOU can be”

All we can ever aim to do is the best that we as individuals can do…

No need to worry about competing with the Jones’

Focus more on developing what you are drawn to most and not only will you be happier doing it .. you will flourish!

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

We All Fall Down

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We All Fall Down

In this life we live … mistakes will be made … we will fall.. we will get back up again and again… There will be highs, there will be lows, ups and downs and all arounds.

Don’t let your mistakes define you,¬†let them be the building blocks of your growth.

Through the more trying times we will find our strengths, figure out what we don’t want and learn more and more about our truest self.

Take some time to look at what you have overcome. Smile… you survived and you will again.

You can fill your life with rainbows or flood it with the rain. Your life truly is what you make it to be. So what will you fill your life with today?

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

Fall Leaf Roses – Craft of the Day

>The how-to in the link below isn’t in english but is shows step by step instructions so easy to follow… and what a great idea!!!! Love these!

http://www.lobzik.pri.ee/modules/news/article.php?storyid=244

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

Fall Home Tips

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Fall Home Energy Savings Tips
by BlondieWrites on September 26, 2009

Fall Home Energy Savings Tips: Preparing for the Winter

Whether you like it or not and whether you come prepared or not, winter is coming. So better not sit on your couch and wait for it to come like a dooms day, move and be prepared!

Winter means one thing: cold air. But for those who are conscious enough to notice, winter means larger electric bills. Yes, it is true. Aside from summer, winter is the season of the year where your electric bills skyrocket to digits that cost you financial burden. Why? Because we need to warm our home. Our home should have the right temperature to give us comfort. And the modern way to do it is by turning on our heating system. This consumes the biggest portion of our electric bill. Fortunately, we have the whole Fall to prepare for it. And to prepare for it means that we must have the right tool and proper information on how to save during the coming season.

The fireplace ‚Äď Getting our fireplace ready will certainly yield to better savings; and fall is the best time to clean and repair our fireplace. Make sure that the dumper is tightly sealed when not using them. A small space would let the cold air rush in and send the warm air out. If you were using electric heating system, an opening on the fireplace would mean bigger work to maintain the place warm. Let professional contractor to do the proper maintenance. They are certainly more capable in securing your fireplace.

When you decide to use the fireplace, you can turn down your heater. This will save you as much as 8% on heating cost.

The furnace ‚Äď The furnace will work extra effort if the filter is full of dirt. This will equate to energy waste since the furnace will consume more power against the service it brings. To avoid this, make sure that your filter is clean. The owner‚Äôs manual will tell you how to clean the filter. A clean filter will let you breath clean air around your house. A clean filter saves you 5% on heating cost.

The duct ‚Äď Small leaks on duct will certainly result to lost heat so make sure that this is regularly checked. Usually ducts are located on unheated places. This is another reason why heat is lost. Insulate the ducts by wrapping it with R-6 or higher fiberglass. Never use cloth-backed tapes. You can also wrap them with UL-approved metallic or plastic tapes and mastic sealants. The note that leaking ducts work 30% more on your heating system so make sure they are sealed and secured.

The solar heat ‚Äď You need not have solar panels on your roof to use the sun as the source of heat. All you have to do is use open your drapes during the day to warn your room without using electricity. Just close them at night to keep the warn air inside. Reduction of the use of heating system during the day will let you cut as much as 10% on your electric consumption

The openings ‚Äď Openings on your doors, windows, joints and sills will let the cold air outside to go in and the warm air from the inside to go out. Make sure that these openings are sealed with either sealant or weatherstripping. It will help reduce the work of the heating system immensely.

The thermostat ‚Äď A programmable thermostat or a centralized heating system will let you save on the heating cost. The programmable thermostat will let you set your desired room temperature on a specific period of the day. This is much useful if you are leaving your home or are going to sleep overnight. The centralized heating system on the other hand will give you the ultimate control on the temperature of every room. These 2 will let you decide how warm a room could be. One interesting thing to note is that a centigrade lower on your heating system will let your save uas much as 5% on your heating cost.

The water heater ‚Äď Households can set the heating system between 120 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit. This range is ideal on both mobile homes and regular homes.

http://www.frugalsimplicity.com/2009/09/26/fall-home-energy-savings-tips/

Hope this was helpful … Can’t wait for cooler weather.

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

Learning about Self

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Tonight I will speak about learning …..

Not just learning about the many variety of things in life but learning about self…..

Stepping back to watch … to clearly see yourself and how you behave and how you react to the situation in life.

How many times do we speak when we should have stayed quiet ?

How many times have we taken a leap when we should have stood still?

How many times did we think we saw something that just wasn’t there?

Oh there are so many ways that we learn about self… these are just a few ..

The key is to learn how to find that place in yourself where you can stop.. stand still for a moment and really look .. really see clearly .. so that we may not make that leap if it is not needed.. so that we may be able to keep our words quiet until they need to be heard .. and so that we may see things as they are and not how we think they are .. how fear would like us to see them or how we wish they were…

How do we do this? you may ask…. well……………….

Take a moment in your day to reflect on what you’ve done just that day … maybe earlier that morning .. or just minutes ago..

Reflect on your thoughts as you overheard a conversation and why you felt the way you did about the conversation or for that matter how you felt overhearing it instead of hearing it directly…

Reflect on how you answered the phone or drove your car …

Reflect on your own actions and feelings and not worry so much about those of others …

This is how we learn about ourselves.. finding out why we do or feel the things we do

Now that I’ve given you some food for thought … have a good night and sweet dreams

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

The Tiger

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In honor of the Tiger that came to me in a ceremonial vision last night:

Passion, Power, Devotion

The Tiger is the symbol of darkness
and the new Moon.

When a Tiger totem enters your life,
expect new adventures.
It will awaken new passion and power.

Tiger people do their best work at night.
They are very sensual and passion people and devoted parents.
Your best work will be done at night.
Tigers are associated with water and have all the properties of the element of Water ‚Äď
healing, power through gentle flow, feminine energies.

In China, there are 5 mystic tigers:
The red tiger is south, summer and fire,
the black tiger is the symbol of north, winter and water,
the blue tiger is east, spring and vegetation,
the white tiger is west, autumn and all metals,
the yellow tiger is ruler of the Earth and its energies.

Many Blessings,
Raventalker