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New Creations by Raventalker

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I have been working non-stop lately on new dream catchers… hoping to get plenty done in time for holiday shopping!! ¬†This weekend I was able to get 8 new ones completed and placed in my Etsy shop. Click on the above photo to visit my shop and have a look around at all the new items ūüôā

The newest pieces are:

Transformation Dream Catcher
Elk totem Dream Catcher
Spirit of the Bear Dream Catcher Necklace (to be added later tonight)
Dragonfly Dream Catcher
Horse Spirit Dream catcher
Cat Lover s Dream Catcher
Bear Totem Dream catcher
Arrowhead Dream catcher
Rainbow Warrior Raven Painting
The White Raven Painting
Guardian Angel Dream Catcher
Sweetheart Dream Catcher
and much much more……

Visit my Etsy shop to see the full inventory and learn the meanings behind each piece.

I create each piece with purpose and intent, pouring as much magic and healing energy as I can into every single new creation.

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

Magical Moments

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

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

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

my window and 2 rabbits are out there

along with about 6 or more different birds..

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

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

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

Giggles… looking forward to what’s next!

Many Blessings,
Raventalker 

Animal Visions

This morning in that space between sleep and waking I had a very vivid vision …. I’d like to share that vision with you now.

There were 2 small birds over on a nearby roof top and I couldn’t tell what they were… so I placed a couple pieces of meat on the deck railing to see if they would come get it and sure enough they moved closer … one of them was very daring and didn’t mind me being there at all and came right up to me … it was a baby bald eagle!! I took the meat and it took it right from my hand and snuggled up against me … it was so adorable. I looked right into the eyes of that baby bald eagle and I could see the fierceness and strength in it even at such a young age. The other bird stayed at a distance … I couldn’t really make out what it was, I think it was some sort of crane like bird but it too was still very young. It watched us but kept it’s distance. It seemed shy. Just found it .. it was a baby heron.

As I am playing with the baby bald eagle, a hawk flew in and landed on me! hahahahah someone had put a sweater on it and I could see it was annoyed by the sweater so I took it off and it too stayed there with me just hanging out. This was a full grown hawk not a baby one like the bald eagle.

Next a big very black raven flys in and lands on top of me and I said to the raven, “excuse me, do you mind not sitting on top of me!” lol So it moves and just hangs out with the rest of us…

Then a baby armadillo comes up to me… oh so cute! So I pick it up and it just wants to cuddle up …. every time I put it down it would come running back up to me for me to pick it back up.

Then there was a talking turtle that showed up in the vision .. I can’t remember what it said to me but it was crazy. I know it said something about love but can’t remember the exact words. I think it was something like “Remember I love you” or something along those lines. When it spoke everyone looked at me like¬† “what the heck” … I said yeah I know it’s weird right.. but I have heard the turtles talk before, I told them¬†.. and at that time I had¬† a flash back of being at some pond¬† where there were lots of older turtles and they were all talking.

I was a very endearing vision… all the animals coming up to me as they did.. I’ll post their totem properties in a moment at the end of this blog for you all.

The connections I had with these animals is what stood out in my mind… how they looked at me¬† as if they knew me and trusted me … it was an awesome feeling. There was a bond there that I can’t really describe in words. I’ll not forget this vision and the gift that was given by it.

Here are the characteristics for each totem:

Bald Eagle –

The eagle is symbol of the zenith.¬† A great reminder of your own ability to soar to great heights. Eagles are messengers from heaven and are the embodiment of the spirit of the sun. Those with an Eagle totem need to have an involvement with creation; a willingness to experience extremes; a willingness to use your ability even if it means getting “scorched” a little as you fly high; a willingness to seek out your true emotions.

A demanding totem, but one that offers so much reward at the end of the journey.

Its four-toed feet remind you to stay grounded even went soaring high; Its talons remind you to grasp the things of the earth; Its sharp beak shows you when to speak, how much, and how strongly.

This totem will show you opportunities and how to ride the winds to your benefit.
Eagle people can live in the realm of the spirit yet still remain connected and balanced within the realm of the Earth.

You must become much more than you ever dreamed possible.

Raven

If a raven totem has come into our life, magic is at play.
Raven activates the energy of magic and links it to our will and intention.

With this totem, we can make great changes in our life; the ability to  take the unformed thought  and make it reality

The raven shows us how to go into the dark of our inner self and bring out the light of our true self; resolving inner conflicts which have long been buried. This is the deepest power of healing we can possess

Hawk

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.

A Hawk totem is filled with responsibility because Hawk people seek the overall view.
They are aware of omens and spirit messages.

A Red-Tailed Hawk Totem is special. It has direct ties to the Kundalini, the seat of primal life force. It is associated with the base chakra . If you have this Totem, you will be aware of and work towards fulfilling your soul’s purpose. It reflects a greater intensity of energy within your life:¬† physical, emotional, mental and spiritual forces will all be strong within you. The Red-Tail Hawk is a permanent totem — it will always be with you.

Armadillo

Armadillo wears its armor on its back, its medicine is part of its body. Its boundaries of safety are a part of its total being. Adjust your rhythms and senses and you will know what is safe and what is not.

 

Armadillo teaches you how to protect yourself and when to let your defenses down.

 

Make yourself a energy body shield using Armadillo medicine. Make a circle on a piece of paper and see it as a medicine shield. Write in the circle all the things that you want to have, experience, and give you joy. This shield will reflect what you are and what you will on an unconscious level.

 

When you receive an Armadillo totem, it is time to define your space. You may have trouble saying “no” and are being taken for granted. Learn to guard your personal space and allow entry only when you want to.

 

 

Turtle

Turtle is the oldest symbol for the Earth. It is the personification of goddess energy and the eternal Earth itself.

If you have a Turtle totem, you must be mindful of returning to the Earth what she has given you. Honor the creative source within you. Use water and earth energies to create a harmonious flow in your life. Ask the Earth for assistance and her riches will pour forth.

If a Turtle totem shows up in your life, slow down the pace of your life. Bigger, stronger, faster are not always the best ways to reach your goals.

Turtle is fine teacher of the art of grounding. When you learn to ground yourself to Earth’s power and strength, you place focus on your thoughts and actions and use the Earth’s limitless energies rather than your own to accomplish your will.

Turtle is the keeper of doors and one of the ways into the Faerie Realm.

Oh dear!!!! hahahahaha

Heron

A Heron and Egret totem teaches balance; the ability to progress and evolve — to walk into deeper waters without fear.

It is important for someone with a Heron and Egret totem to learn to stand on their own two feet, to become independent and self-reliant.

Heron and Egret has a strong connection to the element of Earth  and you must also be aware and cultivate this connection.   The Mother Earth is a source of strength and will help you stand strong and firm.

 

Heron medicine allows you to perform many tasks at the same time, keeping all in balance.
If one way doesn’t work, then another way will. Heron and Egret people seem to instinctively know this.

 

Heron people do not need a lot of people in their life¬† and they are often follow non-traditional roles. They feel no need to “keep up with the Jones.”¬† They stand out in their uniqueness and know how to take advantage of things and events that most people wouldn’t bother with.

 

You know what is best for you and you should follow that path. Be aggressive when opportunities present themselves — don’t let them get away from you.

 

Meditation on color will provide insight to Heron and Egret people.

 

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

Finding your animal totems

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Ok in the past few days I have had several conversations about how do you find your totem animal or animals .. and how do you know which animal is yours…. soooooooooooooo I thought I might speak a few words about this.

The first thing that I want to say is … the below are my own thoughts and ways … I’m not saying this is the one and only way and I’m not saying I’m right and everyone else is wrong… all I can do is give you my perspective and speak from my own experiences… so please don’t take it personally if my view differs from yours or from what you may have been told by someone else..

ok whew .. now that the disclaimer is said and done.. we can get down to business.

Note #1 – First of all there were comments by one of my friends that she is connected to one particular animal more than any other and then she said that someone told her that her totem was something else .. her next statement was that she has never connected with that animal.

Well, I’m not saying that whoever told her what her totem was – was wrong. That totem may be around her but not yet showing itself to her – but also I want to say that … YOU are the one connecting with YOUR totem .. YOU are the one effected … YOU are the one being guided – Don’t worry so much about what others tell you – instead … if you feel strongly linked to one particular animal or 2 or 3 or whatever – then that/those are YOUR totems.

Note #2 – You may have many totems throughout your lifetime.. some stay with you for long periods of time and sometimes forever and some come and go as they are needed. Sooooooo … you meet someone and they tell you ___________ is your totem … or at least that’s what THEY see as YOUR totem … that may be true for that moment in time… but as your life progresses and you change .. your situation changes and all things around you change .. your totem may or may not also change. So don’t get yourself stuck on … “so and so said this is my totem, so that’s it .. forever”.

Note #3 – You will find your totem when you stop trying so hard to find it ..

It is not something to be forced or made to be.. when you relax and let things just be .. you will see.

You must allow your totem to come to you .. welcome it into your life and soon you will discover it has been there all along… you will see the signs and have that DUH! Moment.

When you push and push and try to force things to be … the vision becomes blurred and unclear. We all have our totems so don’t worry you are not without one just because you are unsure of what it is. You just have to relax and allow it to show itself to you.

Note #4 – Stan Hughes has a wonderful book called Medicine Seeker.. in the back of his book he has a 100+ question survey to help you find out what totems you may have. It’s a very in depth survey that may bring light to what you already know but may be suppressing.

Here’s a link to Stan’s¬†book on Amazon
Medicine Seeker

Anyway .. I hope this has helped .. good luck

Many Blessings,
ravensig

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