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Animal Spirit Guide Message

The other morning I woke up and was allowed some quiet, uninterrupted time, to just lay in bed. Usually when this happens I call on all of my angels, guides, and ascended masters to be with me. Sometimes I can feel their energy as they send me gentle healing and sometimes I receive messages.

I would say in the days leading up to this I have felt a little bit stagnant energetically. Kind of in a confused state not knowing or seeing which way to go or what to go with next. I even pulled a card the other day that literally said I am at a standstill.

So on this particular morning when I got an image of a bird I knew it was a message to pay attention to. I could see the whole bird very clearly, especially the specific markings on its head, a mix of white with streaks of brown.  In fact the bird was so clear I could feel and see it in my energy field perched atop my head. I could even feel its talons etherically tangle in my hair. I watched the bird as it just sat there but even though my perched friend did not move I was shown another image. It was of the bird flying high up into the sky, to the Heavens, and then flying down low, to the Earth, moving between the two spaces effortlessly. It felt like I could do both of these things and that I will.

So my next move was to get my lazy butt out of bed and grab my Animal Spirit Guides book by Steven Farmer. This way I could see what this bird was and read further into its message. I actually had to flip through the whole book to find it. Nope not it, nope not it, as I felt the energy and passed the images of condor, eagle, and hawk. When I got to the image of a Kite, which is a bird, energetically it struck me as a match but my logical mind wanted to be positive. I thought hmm this might be it, but it wasn’t until I was able to pull up an image on the computer and see its markings on its head that I was for sure. It is interesting to me now as I write this that the head was its describing feature and that it too was perched upon my head; no doubt bringing awareness to my mind.

There are several possible messages in the book but only a few resonated. Two of them stuck out to me as things that have ironically been on my mind: eating healthy foods and taking a yoga class. Truth be told I have been on quite a binge eating horribly and my plan is to turn it around this week but also I have been wanting to take a Kundalini yoga class for years and have just recently found out that there is one taught locally! I plan to attend this week as well. These two messages were indeed a direct link but the message that actually stood out to me the most was the one that read:

Take off your mask and let the world know who you really are.

As I read this understanding flooded in and I got the full message. The other two are merely supports for the third, “Take off your mask and let the world know who you really are.” Instinctively my first reaction was to hesitate because it is scary to share yourself so openly but my hesitation passed in a fleeting moment and I knew that for me this meant to pick up where I left off in the spring and keep going with writing my memoir. It is part of who I am to share it, to share the story of who I am. So today is the day that I start my daily transcribing again.

In the spring it took me 88 days to transcribe 2 months of work, I wonder how long it will take me this time?

(Red Kite Bird of Prey by James Barker)

(Red Kite Bird of Prey by James Barker)

Sometimes it’s better…


Sometimes it’s better to not try to figure out why other people do what they do.
Sometimes it’s better to just know who you are and live in your own integrity.


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A New Year Begins Today post


Swimming Upstream

There is a lot going on in our world today.

My constant message from my guidance is to continue to work on myself.

As I pulled a card today for myself it appeared upside down. Two fish swimming in a stream. The intuitive words spoken, “swimming upstream.” That is the message of my current place in life. One shared by many.

It feels like there is a lot of work to be done, a lot to be done in the world. It feels like it is going to take a lot of effort to get to where I am going (and I thank God for my tools of divine guidance to spell it out a little clearer for me).

I don’t know a whole lot about fish and swimming upstream but curiosity led me to google and I came upon this beautiful post written by another fellow blogger that felt like it fit perfectly:


Based on what I read there it seems that in swimming upstream, we are working for the greater good. We are working for the next generations to come, of our children, and their children, and so on. We are working for the promise and hope of the future existing through the cycle of life and with the hope that it will be a beautiful life for them.

The underlying truth in “swimming upstream” is that the trials, challenges, and adversities we face are all with purpose as they solidify in the spiritual and earthly gifts we pass on to our children of the world. It is our personal investments in our self that we work to achieve but that will also be the achievements of our children. We are to lead their minds and their hearts in such a way that may be contrary to the “reality” of the chaotic outside world. We are to lead them to Peace, to Love, to Joy, and to Faith. And that is how we will ensure a bright future for our families to come, by creating it ourself. Traveling it as our own path and instilling it as truth for our families well-being.

Through human beings God’s message to the world is that, “love exists.”

Love exists…

Now, there is no evil in the world that can change that. So just keep on loving and keep on swimming upstream.

May God Bless You and Bless All Beings of Our World. Amen! ~Love Realized

“Healing Table”

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This is the influence I have on my kids, Lol.

They are playing, “healing table.”

It was so cute and random and made me smile.

But also it makes me grateful for the natural ability of my children, and any child, to take into their own being that which is good in a household. As parents, we of course make mistakes, but in the end we can place hope in knowing that the good far outweighs the not so good and our children are indeed better off having us as parents.

It also makes me wonder what would the world be like if every household contained and practiced the knowledge of these natural tools of healing. What if healing was as prevalent as applying band-aids? That makes me smile too. 🙂

Happy Birthday to my Blog!

Candles spell out the traditional English birt...

365 days

108 posts

and 100 followers!

Thank you for allowing me a space to share my voice in your life.

It means so much to me!



Freedom is a Right

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

~ The United States Declaration of Independence, July 4th, 1776

Whoever you are, wherever you are, if you feel it appropriate to celebrate your God-given right of freedom then join in the celebration of Independence today. God bless.

A Fourth of July fireworks display at the Wash...

A Fourth of July fireworks display at the Washington Monument. Location: WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (DC) UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (USA) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A Reading for You, A Reading for All

I don’t know what to write today…

So for today I am pulling a card from The Enchanted Map Oracle Card deck by Colette Baron-Reid. My intention is for global consciousness to awaken and for the world to embody a peaceful being. This is what we need to know about our place in the process:

(When I shuffled 5 cards fell out! So it seems we are in a progression of things.)

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Stuck in the Mud – Up to our knees in dense sticky situations. These make it hard for us to move around and yet with our own strength we are still capable of moving and getting ourself out of the sticky situation. A yellow canary sits upon our back showing us that there is hope and that there are easier ways to travel, like flying ;-). For now the canary (our spirit guides) travel with us, out of our sight but more and more we start to feel their presence and learn their ways as the skies of heaven clear above us.

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Deep Freeze – Aspects of ourself have been frozen for quite some time but as I look at this card inverted I see that the ice is starting to thaw and that in fact even though our eyes are still shut our paw is reaching out and feeling the waters. Because of the placement of the card it shows that the direction to go in continuing with our own internal process of thawing our consciousness is to go up. This means go up to God. Meet him from where you currently stand and he will help your process by warming you from the inside out. Perhaps you can even feel this warmth within you now. Take a moment to notice if you are feeling a glowing inner warmth.

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Rock Bottom – When you look at this card it appears that there is no way out but that is the wrong perception. It seems we have had the wrong perception for a long time. Rock bottom does not mean you have nowhere to go. Look at the card again. Rock bottom means you have multiple paths to choose from and that you have reached the depths of your decent. Notice that in the card there are four paths to take and all of them lead up and to you.

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Field of Dreams – This card is inverted as well. The first thing my attention is drawn to is the moon, similar to the moon in the first card Stuck in the Mud. It is the same crescent shape but in this moon the magic of the moon is present. Even though it appears to be phasing if you take a closer look you can actually see the circular outline of it as a whole. This is the magic of the moon because even though sometimes it appears to be incomplete it is an illusion, the moon is always whole no matter how it looks.  The same is true for you. No matter how you may seem you are in truth always whole. And its link to the first card is that even in times when you feel stuck in the mud your completeness is still whole, even if you can’t see it. Intuitively I am also receiving that the sky is representing the mind and that the mental realm is what we are really grounding into right now as a species, the power of the mind to create our reality, such as the Law of Attraction. But notice there are eggs delicately being taken care of by elemental beings. In our ascension or opening to higher mental realms we must not forget who we have partnered with in getting here, the Earth and it’s elements, and elemental beings. What they show me next is that these eggs will crack like seeds. I see roots growing up from them into the green of the Earth from which a  more personal and intimate connection grows. This is because part of our opening and evolution is linking with respect and reverence to ourself and also to the Earth. The title of the card is appropriate Field of Dreams because it is still a dream, many are still sleeping. And if it is you that is still in dream land please don’t forget how well you have been taken care of while you slumber. Give thanks and that will help you on your path to waking up to the world that surrounds you and your awareness to it as well as your awareness to yourself.

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Coming to Life – This card shows the final culmination of all paths traveled: being stuck with limited mobility; being frozen with no mobility or place to go; hitting rock bottom in where the only place left to go is up; and slumbering in the field of dreams where you are being taken care of with tender care and from where someday you will awake. This card represents awake and I love that it is called Coming to Life as if before this moment we had never really been alive or living. Perhaps we aren’t, at least to our full ability. This card shows us as a beautiful being rising to wholeness, taking a last step out of the brownish sand of all that you have transformed in being stuck, frozen, at rock bottom, and dreaming. There is a delicate lavender ribbon around your foot because it is like a dance, a back and forth sway as you keep your eyes closed and feel into your being. The transformation does not come in one fell swoop but it comes from a rocking back and forth between awake and asleep and paying more and more attention to your internal cues. Notice her eyes are still shut. That is because she does not look outside of herself for answers anymore. She has learned that all of her answers are within her. The ball of light represents her intuition and she holds it now. It is as physical a part of her as is her body that touches it and it is the mark of her own completeness. Notice also the yellow butterfly showing up at the foot of the girl in the image. This is the yellow guardian, like the canary in the first card, only this time it is pushing us through as we rise within ourselves to come alive for the first time as a true spiritual being embodying our self masterfully. Not so much aware and awake in our outward perceptions but most definitely awake in our inner knowing.

Wow, stuff got really deep there.

I want to thank the cards, their creators, and the divine wisdom that has been shared through them and I want to thank God.

These have been my impressions as I look at the cards with the set intention that I laid out before starting. Please take what resonates with you and leave the rest and please feel free to see what speaks to you as well in any of the images and share.


Gone to the Beach

Rainbow on beach.

June Horoscope

Astrological signs

Astrological signs (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Check out your horoscope for the month by D.K. Brainard:


88 Days and Done!

I did it!!!

Yesterday was Day 88 of converting 2 months worth of hand written journals into a typed computer document. The grand total was 154,042 words. The next step will be rewriting and actually making it into a book. But first I will be taking a much anticipated break.

Here is a sample if you are curious:


Also, I wanted to mention that the #88 pops up for me a lot! I see it on license plates, phone numbers, and other random places. Usually when I see 88 it speaks to me as a sign. For me it feels like it is the Divine winking at me and saying, “Good job. Keep going.” I feel very encouraged that I am living my life’s purpose when I see this number and that is why it means so much to me that it showed up here.