The magic of the universe strikes again! A mystery man steps into my world and shows me something I have been blind to. A self realization is made that changes so many things for me. I share with you all this story of a wolf and how it has come out of it’s hiding place.
This morning just as I clicked record on my phone, a hummingbird showed up outside my window. For today’s message it is only fitting that we talk about the hummingbird and what it reminds us of in life. The lessons our dear little feathered friend has oh and for another surprise Spirit gives me a random message at the end about the dance… not sure who that is for but I have faith that it will reach it’s intended target.
Spirit shows me some amazing things coming for so many … I try to describe the images that come to me, but I am filled with great emotion and happiness for what is on it’s way. This is a beautiful time to be living and Spirit reminds us to take in every moment with love and gratitude.
A bit of reflection today about the journey we have been on, about the obstacles, the hardships, the trials and errors and also about the love, the joy and the happiness that we have been a part of. I speak about turning a negative into a positive, about lessons and letting go of the pain.. I speak about holding on to faith and believing in your path.
In today’s video I talk about my own journey being one who has always, since childhood been able to see and hear spirits or ghosts. I tell you some of the stories, how it felt, my fears and how I got past it all to where I am today. Enjoy!
Often in life we choose to settle. We settle for things that do not compliment our Spirit. When we make choices that don’t fill our soul and compliment our spirit, when we settle for less than.. those things always have a way of falling away from us. Sooner or later they will go away because they were never meant to be. We need to make a conscious effort to be awake in our own lives and make better choices for ourselves.
In today’s video I talk about some tips in recognizing and discovering who or what your spiritual guide may be. Enjoy!
5/4/2014 Tonight as the hours tic by and bedtime approaches I feel Spirit guiding me. I decide to go have a bath and meditate for a while. As tub begins to fill I feel myself in a very calm, relaxed state. I was meditated until I started to wrinkle and just before I got out of the bath I heard a whisper say ” you know better, dip your head under the water as well… you know this is how a cleansing goes before each journey”. I thought for a moment .. but I didn’t want to get my hair wet .. and Spirit whispers .. ” well do as you like but if you don’t dip your head, it is then your choice not to journey”. And so I dipped my head like I was told.
As soon as I slid under the water, a Grandmother spirit appeared overhead and said “Go la nv Ga wo ni ha , you and I will journey tonight. We will walk together in the clouds for a while, there are things I need to show you.” Her face I will never forget, aged but not too aged, graceful and full of knowledge and kindness. Her eyes twinkled and her smile, sincere. She had long flowing, gray hair that seemed to float in the breeze. I cannot wait to journey with her tonight. So, off o my office I got to smudge before bed and then let the night fill my eyes to see what there is to see.
As I lay my head to pillow the journey begins:
Great Grandmother spirit comes to me and begins to bless me with healing waters. First she casts the waters down the center of my body from head to toe and then across my body from side to side tells me that this to keep me centered and aligned. She then begins to rub an herbal ointment on my feet for safe journeys. Next up is the painting of my body, she begins with blue flowers that quickly turn into paint and rubs this all over my neck for a strong and clear voice, my face and entire head is painted white for the crown chakra, except for a purple smudge right in the center of my forehead for clear vision… tiny lines are then painted from the purple dot in my forehead that move from above my eyebrows and circle around to the corners of my eyes, again for a clearer vision. The rest of my body is painted in greens and browns to keep me grounded. My feet and hands are painted white. The palm of my hands have a small, bright fuschia red spot in the center, the white represents energy being formed and the red spot it’s focus. My feet are painted white so that I can easily walk between the worlds.
Now that I am all painted and have been blessed and told all the meanings of the processes that have been done to me, I am given some information to help with the days to come. I’ll keep those things to myself, for they are personal and not to be shared at this time.
Late last night as I was getting ready for bed when this thought came to mind: Progress is not measured by money made or by title given but by feeling good about the path you walk each day.
We cannot measure our progress or success merely by a bank balance or by a title inscribed on a name tag or door plate. When you lay your head down at night… do you feel good about the life you lived that very day? If that answer is yes then give yourself a pat on the back for a job well done and continue that journey. If the answer is no… well then.. there is always tomorrow. Let go of what went wrong and make it right the next chance you get.
We cannot dwell in the past, we can only focus on the road before us and make changes as we move forward. Progress is measured step by step.
Do you believe in miracles?
How about fairies?
Do you believe in the Boogie Man?
How about past lives?
Do you believe in Spirit?
How about wishes?
Do you believe in angels?
How about love?
Do you believe in ghosts?
How about karma?
You see it really doesn’t matter which if any of the above that you believe in …. I’ve left out the most important of all…. the one thing that makes all the difference.
Do you believe in yourself?
When did doubt come in to play? Who told you that you weren’t worth believing in? Why is it so hard to believe in yourself?
Whatever the answers to the above questions… forget them all. These answers are useless, because YOU ARE WORTHY! You are worth believing in. YOU CAN DO IT! Whatever “it” is… if you truly believe in yourself and what your goal is .. it can be accomplished. It will take work and lots and lots of effort. It will take some “not giving up”, and it will take believing!
On the road to making your dreams come true… there will be times when one might stumble or fall… the key is getting back up and getting yourself back on track and moving forward. Believe in yourself and believe in your goals. YOU ARE WORTH IT!
There is just something about this photo I took this morning that I feel drawn too…. hmmmmmmmmmmmmm whatever could it be?
Maybe its the quiet of an early morning.
Maybe its the tranquility that resonates within while out in nature.
Maybe its the light.
Maybe its the reflections from within.
Maybe its the sparkle!
There is something in nature that we can all identify with. Take time in your days to sit and reflect for a while. Connect yourself with the source of Mother Nature and allow the peace to fill you. Spending time outside brings about balance, rejuvenation and peace within.
Listen from your core. Listen with all that you are and you will begin to understand the nature of this calling.
Is it a new path, a new job, a new home, a new craft or a new understanding?
You will only find the answers you seek by truly listening with your whole being.
Take time to meditate and reflect upon this tug and pull of your spirit. There is something guiding you … listen and go with what you already know to do. Let go of your fears and walk into the direction of your destiny. Finding your way is a wonderful thing … guidance and help getting there is even better!
A soft hush fills the air
As a breeze runs it’s fingers through my hair
The Meadowlark awakens a song within
Oh sweet melody… where have you been?
The times are changing at last
Join me as I say goodbye to the past
A great teacher it has been
I let go with a happy heart and cheerful grin
What has been done is done
No need to regret the web that has been spun
We start today with an outlook that’s brand new
Learning to love the ever growing spirit that lives inside you.
Dandelion wishes and sunset dreams
Loving life and all that it means!
Dandelion wishes and sunset dreams!
Some info about the Dandelion:
(from about.com) Dandelion is an herb that is beneficial from root to blossom. It is one of the most versatile and important herbs to learn about.
Dandelion is a multi-purpose herb. All parts of it are useful. From early spring, when the new leaves are steamed and eaten as a potherb, through the summer, the leaves and blossoms are harvested. In the fall, the roots are pulled after a frost. Even the white, milky sap is used as an effective wart remover. Dandelion is a diuretic that also contains potassium. It has been used as a liver tonic. Regular harvesting will keep the dandelion from going to seed and sowing itself. This will keep the spread of cultivated dandelions out of your lawn. No matter what use you want dandelion for, this easy growing plant is going to be a wonderful addition to your herbal garden.
I had a wolf pup visit me last night in dream state. A new guardian for me. I have had wolf guides for a very long time now. This visitor was a new one … he was a mix of black and white in color with blue eyes.. very sweet and protective. In dream state I was a mostly white wolf and was told that the coloring in this case had to do with progression as the wolf spirit. A full white wolf was a 100% progression as the wolf spirit. I wasn’t all white, I still had some other colors in my coat but getting there 🙂 .. the new pup was mostly black but with some parts very white … it was a nice, comforting visit in my sleep.
So in honor of the wolf who showed up in my dreams last night … here’s some info on the wolf totem: (info below from birdclan.org)
Wolf is the pathfinder, the forerunner of new ideas who returns to the clan to teach and share medicine. Wolf takes one mate for life and is loyal like Dog. If you were to keep company with Wolves, you would find an enormous sense of family within the pack, as well as a strong individualistic urge, and they live by carefully defined rules and rituals. They are friendly, social, and highly intelligent.
Wolves are the epitome of the wild spirit.
The senses of Wolf are very keen, and the moon is its power ally. The moon is the symbol for psychic energy, or the unconscious that holds the secrets of knowledge and wisdom. Baying at the moon may be an indication of Wolf’s desire to connect with new ideas which are just below the surface of consciousness.
Wolf would not come to you unless you requested the appearance of the tribe’s greatest teacher. The wolf teaches you to know who you are and to develop strength, confidence and surety in that so that you do not have to demonstrate and prove yourself at all.
Wolves have a complex communication system – using body language. Usually those with wolf totems are very expressive with hands, posture, face or in some other manner. If you have difficulty conveying your moods and ideas to others, meditate and study the wolf. It will teach you how to empower your verbal communications with appropriate body language.
Wolf medicine empowers the teacher within us all to come forth and aid the children of Earth in understanding the Great Mystery and life. As you feel Wolf coming alive within you, you may wish to share your knowledge by writing or lecturing on information that will help others better understand their uniqueness or path in life. It is in the sharing of great truths that the consciousness of humanity will attain new heights.
Traditionally, someone with Wolf Medicine has a strong sense of self, and communicates well through subtle changes in voice inflection and body movements. They often find new solutions to problems while providing stability and support that one normally associates with a family structure.
Open your eyes….. Look around….. You are where you need to be. You are who you are suppose to be… You already have the gifts you so desperately seek.
It is up to you to do the work. What are you waiting for ? It’s as if you think some giant sign will appear from the heavens that says … “You have made it…. You are here.” That’s not going to happen so stop waiting and stop asking.
There are no instructions…. There are no promises… Take the wheel and stop being a passenger in your own life. You are so afraid of taking a step forward that you don’t move at all. You just stand there asking all these questions…. Waiting for a big billboard to drop down in front of you with instructions for every move you should make.
Be you… Take control. Your instinct is there for a reason. Use it! Trust it!
When you begin asking the advise of others for every little thing that comes up in your life … you will start getting false answers. This is because Spirit is teaching you to trust YOUR OWN answers.
It is o to ask someone else from time to time.. after all.. if we look back and think about it.. we already knew the answers before we asked our questions.. we are just needing validation. Well there comes a point that you have to stop asking for validation so much and start trusting yourself.
I don’t post this because I want you all to stop asking me questions.. I’m posting this because I want you to have the tools and understanding to start trusting yourself and start believing in yourself. Before you ask advice … think about how you truly feel about the questions and what you feel about your own answers. Go ahead and ask…. but if validation does come through to you .. then TRUST yourself. Allow your own intuition to do it’s job. Stop second guessing yourself and everyone else.
I know many that will seek advice from me and then another and another and another. Some times we all give the same answers and yet they still question. Some times we all give different answers … and still they are not satisfied.
The correct answer is inside yourself.
Funny how just a comment can set a whole series of events in motion. I must tell the whole story because … well I am RavenTALKER of course and so staying true to my name I’m going to tell it all! hahahahahahaha
It all started when I saw a friend post the statement “Negativity Be Gone!” .. I responded that she needed to smudge. She then replied back wanting to know what smudge was and how to use it. I private messaged her all the details and since the conversation came up .. I grabbed a bit of smudge from my desk and smudged myself … a little smudging never hurt anyone .
I went on about my evening chores and as it was nearly time for bed, I went downstairs to take my night time shower… Instead of the regular shower I took a more ceremonial shower that I call a “cleansing bath”. I’ll explain these things at the end of my post.
Out of the shower I was all ready for bed… I was urged to drink a considerable amount of water by Spirit and so I grabbed a 16 oz bottle of water and chugged nearly the whole thing down and got into bed. Spirit still had more for me to do… so I got up once again and picked up a small bottle of lavender essential oil that sits on my bedside table… I dabbed a bit of the oil on my forehead, on the top of my head and then on each wrist, the arch of each foot and then in the palm of each hand. Why did I do all of this? I have no idea other than I was guided to do so.
Ok so am I ready for bed now? NOPE! I have on my bedside table several crystals. I first picked up 2 crystal necklaces I have laying there, one amethyst and one rose quartz… I wrapped them around my wrists like bracelets but thought.. that will drive me nuts… so I took them off and slid them inside my pillow. I then arranged some of the crystals on my table in a way that I was guided to arrange them. I have no real idea why the position of each just kept moving them around until I felt satisfied that they were where they needed to be.
OKAY… now am I ready for bed??? YES! Whew..
Right away as I lay my head onto the pillow, visions began rolling in.
I am in a ceremony of some sort and I will now describe to you what happened:
There is a large circle with many people sitting around it’s edge. Inside the circle is a fire and a man dancing in a very spastic like inside. There are 2 guys with long poles also inside the circle with the dancing medicine man. Each man stands at the center point of the fire on each side as the medicine man dances between them. He seems to be in a rhythmic trance as we dances very wildly between the two guys with the long poles…. Now as he dances near one guy .. the man will slam the pole to the ground making a very loud thunderous noise and the medicine man will dance to the other and the same thing happens as the medicine man nears the guy with the pole.. he slams it down creating a loud thunderous noise. It is as if the pole symbolize lightning and as the medicine man draws near each guy they slam the pole to the ground to symbolize the lightning strike…. this goes on for quite some time until finally the medicine mans rhythms seem to be less wild and more balanced in the center of the two holding the poles… which make him centered in front of me. I am sitting at the 11 o’clock position of the north point of the circle. I am dressed in a natural linen fabric and have white dots painted down the center of my body from my head .. past my belly button. The medicine man now starts dancing toward me and back toward the fire.. back and fourth.. back and fourth … again for some time. The medicine man now turns to face the fire and swished his arms from behind him up and toward the fire and into the air. He does this for a while and at the end of the dance he walks over to me and places his hand on the top of my head… the odd thing was that his hand seemed to glow as if he carried fire in his hand… but there was no physical fire there. The ceremony was now complete but everyone continued sitting in the circle in meditation for sometime through the night.
I was told that this was an alignment ceremony getting me ready for the next phase of alignment.
I love how spirit works and how you just never know when wonderful gifts like this will come along.
Many think I am weird and even more so because I speak freely about the visions that I see. I am not worried about what others think of me and my experiences. I feel these experiences.. these visions are a gift and gifts are for sharing. I may be a bit odd and weird but I enjoy every minute of it!
*Smudging: smudging is a way of cleansing yourself, your space or area and your possessions or tools with herbal smoke. Most commonly used is sage but you can add to the mix many herbs depending on what you are cleansing.. the reason for cleansing or just preferences. Sweetgrass, lavender, tobacco are also common additions used in making smudge.
*Ceremonial/Ritual Bath: Depending on reason/purpose for the bath, herbal water may be used and meditation also takes place .. this is another way of cleansing before ritual or ceremony.