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Crow Spirit – September 2022

A powerful helper has shown up for this month reminding us that now is the time to co-create with Spirit. We have done so all along right, but now is the time to see it through as harvest time is just around the corner. Before us comes a time to slow down from the hard work, from everything we have sown and witness our surroundings by taking it all in.

As you look around you, can you see the magic that pulses through the world? Have you witnessed how every thought can become a thing? How every intention can call the universe into action as the sacred laws shape what you experience? The universe works in perfect order. When you align your thoughts, feelings, and beliefs with Spirit, you will want to crow with delight, feeling the excitement and wonder of being in harmony with something much larger than yourself. Have you felt the shifts happening? Have you taken a moment to witness how far you have gotten?

Crow Spirit says you are right on target now to see your dreams magically come into being in the visible world. The laws of Abundance, Compensation, Frequency, and Praise are operating in your favor now. Remember to be grateful and praise what is yours, even if it is still coalescing into form, still residing in the invisible realms of co-creation. No matter what area of your life you’re concerned with now, what you hope for is on its way – for Spirit is your co-creation partner.

Protection message: Crow Spirit wants to know why you think there is no magic in the world. Or do you believe that there once was, but it ran out, leaving nothing but ordinaries? Although conditions have become challenging, you have no reason to believe that everything you’ve set an intention for will elude you. Right now, the outer world is shifting. Can you feel it? Maybe you are fretting about experiencing the results of some of your poor choices or judgements from the past. Crow Spirit is here to remind you that you can always course correct and get back on track.

Maybe you’ve been hit by a loss or disappointment as a result of an event that had absolutely nothing to do with your manifesting, yet it has shaken you to the core. Crow Spirit asks you to trust that no matter the temporary conditions, things will right themselves very soon. The Law of Balance makes it inevitable that this too shall pass.

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Pig Spirit – August 2022

“Use your mind wisely” is our message from Pig Spirit and our motto for the month of August. Yikes, can you believe it’s August already? Take a look at the following message and see how it applies to you.

Pig spirit appears to remind you of the right use of intelligence, a gift we all have that is meant to be used with love, compassion, and discernment. Intelligence means recognizing the value of intuition partnered with smarts and common sense, which leads to intelligent solutions. When pig spirit appears, you are called to respect your analytical mind and use it for the highest good, recognizing that all facts must be considered even when they do not fit with what you know already.

Spirit blesses us with wisdom when we allow pig spirit to nudge us into open minded, thoughtful dialogues, whether with others or internally as we mull over our ideas and what we have come to understand. You are intelligent and capable of clear minded thinking shaped by the wisdom you have accumulated and the intuition that will tell you when you have more learning to do because not all facts are in. Now is a time that your decision-making powers are reliable, for you are in alignment with pig spirit’s keen intelligence.

Protection message: Are you ruminating, turning thoughts around and around in your head but not getting nearer to a decision or solution? Pig spirit is here to protect you from analysis paralysis! Let your mind rest now and allow your intelligence to mingle with the mysteries of intuitive guidance, releasing your tight hold on facts and unsolved puzzles, whether it be a relationship or any other aspect of your life. In fact, now might be a good time to think about something else altogether and release your grip on needing to know. When your thought processes are muddied by fear and anxiety, allow pig spirit to lead you back to the right use of your natural intelligence. Take a break, relax, and release the ball of worry. Soon the smart choice will become clear to you. More facts may be needed, more digging for information and more questioning, and seeking to learn more, enjoy the process of using your thinking powers. All the elements of your intelligence are reliably guiding you now once you’ve given your mind a rest.

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Every journey starts with a single step

We take such steps every day, and we are on a journey every day. Our life is a sequence of events, choices, decisions and experiences. I think much work takes place on the sidelines, behind the curtain where we don’t always see the results and the fruit of our labor materialize until much later. When hindsight steps in. Fact is that change, wisdom and growth takes time and doesn’t happen overnight. There is no true way to measure our progress until all of a sudden we arrived at a crossroads we have to choose our direction, our conviction once more. So the conscious effort we put in today may not show up until a later point when we long forgot about that particular moment or the effort it took. Maybe we don’t even remember when it began and really, it’s not that important anyways. What matters is that we took that initial first step. One must believe that a cumulative effort and the persistence of such will eventually show up in the material world and pay off. How else can we keep going and stay the course?

I drew this oracle card today and I am no stranger to it. It comes at the perfect time, at the end of one month, at the doorway to a new beginning. While I have been on a journey for the entirety of my life, most of it was not on a conscious level until the past four years. Within those years came many lessons as well as break throughs, aha moments and a heightened sense of awareness with the ability to learn while striving for change. I am still on that same journey, but within a new chapter, a new door has opened. Every new experience can seem intimidating and frightening to most, but I am no longer anxious and worried about those times. They all bring lessons and I trust that the right people and experiences will find me. That what is for me will be provided. Each day we are tested anew to remember how far we have come and to put to the test what we have learned.

This card is a reminder for me. A reminder that whether we are aware or get sucked up into daily life, we are on a journey, each and every day. Progress is made when we are conscious of it, when we acknowledge our awareness, do the work and not turn our head the other way. But progress also happens on the sidelines and eventually sneaks up on us. Just think of all the lessons you have learned already and all that still lies ahead. Are you eager to learn, to grow, to master each step or have the lessons indeed become tough luck and a difficult experiences? Perhaps past experiences have frightened you into taking another step and you need a rest on the sidelines. If you do, know that even here the magic still happens and there are no written rules or guidelines how long it takes to master one step. Take your time and rest assured, everything is as it should be. No two journeys are alike. Trust…

Look at your experiences and see how they have prepared you for where you are at right now, for what’s to come. Everything you need is within you already and trust me, you don’t need to have all the answers just yet. I have learned that in time every little shred of information and knowledge will reveal itself to you. This thought brings me strengths and helps me to keep going. I remind myself that there will always be a hill to climb, a new experience waiting to be learned, a new lesson that needs to be added to our arsenal of wisdom and knowledge. Believe in the process and you are nearly there. The universe loves a brave soul and heart and so do I.

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Dove Spirit – July 2022

It’s that time again and beautiful Dove spirit has stepped forward to lend us her energy for the month of July. Her message is a reminder and comes with the urge to be at Peace. So many Chapters have been dealt with in such relatively short time, that sometimes we stay stuck in survival mode and forget to breathe. I know I have, and yet it is on a very different level than before. Much is going on in my life right now as I forge my future and implement the next steps and perhaps you feel the same, busy, constantly on the go, from thing to the next. Perhaps this message is for you.

With her peaceful cooing, the gentle Dove Spirit invites you to embrace the energy of peace and allow compassion to warm your heart. You always have the power to generate peace within you, and the appearance of Dove Spirit is a reminder that today and every day is a good day to meditate, to quiet any turbulence within as you embody tranquility.

Above, below, and all around you, much may be happening to distract you, but you are called to engage it with the heart of the peacemaker, asking yourself, “What would peace do?” Can you agree or disagree? The peace you seek rises within and spreads out into the world as Spirit sends her messenger to remind you of the beauty of a harmonious existence with all that is. How beautiful and powerful is your compassionate heart!

Protection Message: However disturbed the waters around you, however troubled your heart, Dove Spirit is there to remind you that peace without begins within as you reconnect with Spirit through practices that awaken you from spiritual amnesia. Your true nature is a peaceful child of Spirit, but how easily you forget! You’re being invited to sit in the cozy safe nest of Spirit. Soon, the waters will become still and you will feel peace again. Be compassionate with yourself at this time, for all of us can forget that peace is always at hand, always there, gifted to us by Spirit. Become the peace you wish to see in the world so you can reduce any suffering, performing acts of kindness and radiating love. Dove Spirit also reminds you that when you see inequity or someone harmed or in need, trust that you have the capacity to bring peace through smiling, sending love, speaking a kind word, and listening with a compassionate heart. Do your part to be a peacemaker, nourishing compassion, reminding others of the joy of harmonious co-existence so that they may embrace Dove Spirit within themselves too.

Final thought: Be peace and strive for balance. Peace is within you and you can invoke it at any time. Inspire and be the change you want to see in the world and in others.

Posted in Journey, Oracle Cards, Tarot

Ten of pentacles

Well, well, well…look what showed up

Oracle and tarot cards have always served me well when I had question to my life, when I needed reassurance or perhaps found myself at a crossroads. It’s amazing with what accuracy they have lead me. I have yet to draw one that is incorrect or one that I don’t relate to. The same goes for my monthly blog post, asking which animal spirit is stepping forward to support us through the month.

As my journey here in Germany is nearing it’s end the ten of pentacles has shown up in my reading. My jaw must have dropped at some point while understanding the meaning of this powerful card. The suit of pentacles represents the physical aspects of our life. Pentacles are connected to the material world and can also represent money, work, the body, and material goods and status. A ten in tarot on the other hand signifies the completion of something. With the ten in pentacles, you’re bringing something full circle, or have reached an important goal or phase in your journey. I couldn’t nod anymore as ten of pentacles is reassuring me that the rewards are about to come in and that I am on the path to success.

Ten of pentacles paints a picture of domestic bliss and economic comfort. But there is also more represented here, that reflects a connection to spirit to the cycle of life which adds richness and texture. It speaks about a family home, and our roots that build a strong foundation and a sense of security. The gypsy fortune teller flips the final card: the ten of diamonds, equivalent to the ten of pentacles. All the potential that was given has been fully realized. The moment is perfect and beautiful, and if this were a movie, we’d all be crying. Tens in tarot are completions or endings. The promise of abundance has culminated here. Another card must be dealt, for life is a cycle, and nothing remains the same.

Now is the time to think long term about future needs. It’s time to take inventory about careers and finances. This is the time to ask what legacy I want to leave behind, what I want to be known and remembered for one day. What types of accomplishments would make me feel proud to be recognized for. This card also indicates prestige and status and having “made it to the top.” Ten of pentacles represents an inheritance, old money, and established family traditions. It’s a time to look at my own routines, my sense of responsibility and my plans. What do I value most in life should shed clarity on where I go from here and does not have to match up to other people’s priorities. It’s about my definition of success, not someone else’s. After all I am working towards some big dreams that might take some unexpected twists and turns. Perhaps what I want can end up looking a lot different once I actually get it. It seems going with the flow and being flexible will remain a constant in my journey ahead.

The ten of pentacles is strongly associated with money and can indicate a windfall such as an inheritance or the sale of a family home. Because ten of pentacles is so connected with family and establishments, this is going to feel like “old” money rather than new. It’s not something that you earn, so much as money that you receive through someone else’s legacy. The legacy of my parents.

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Panther Spirit – May 2022

Panther spirit is supporting the energy this month and it is time to reclaim your power. Are you ready? You sure worked hard to get to this point and the time has come.

There was a time you weren’t sure you’d ever get here and you had trials and tribulations. At times it feels still a little wobbly, but that is only due to old beliefs and thought patterns you adapted for far too long. You have learned so much over the past few years and you have truly come into blossom. No longer do you have to deny what is rightfully yours, and it is time to lay out the new pattern of your new life, and a new thought process. Sure there will be challenges and new lessons waiting to be learned, but this time it’s different and you can feel it. You have done the work, gained the knowledge and the tools to handle the process. The process is no longer handling you.

This is an exciting time for you and you are loved and supported. Things fall into place almost in a miraculous way with minimum efforts on your part. The hard work is over and it’s time to sit back and watch it all unfold. This is how it was always meant to be. You can now look back and see the journey for all that it was and for all that is yet to come. You have come so far sweet soul and you deserve it all. Claim your power and feel the unconditional love of enlightenment that is yours, truly, always. 🙏💙

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Brown Bear Spirit – April 2022

It’s time once more to see what spirit animal will support the energy throughout the month of April. This is a monthly segment that has brought great joy and insights on many levels. Sometimes it’s and immediate knowing when a card is drawn, almost like confirmation of reassurance, a proof of what we already know. And other times, we don’t see the message instantly and have to dig a little deeper. This was such a card for me and being in Germany with all I have to accomplish, the message of “Take time out” seemed out of place at first. I knew I wouldn’t be able to take time out, but I soon realized that I only looked at it from a physical aspect and not through eyes of a dreamer, a co-creator, a visionary, one that can recognize the old leaving but one who also creates room for the new. I have been talking so much about balance lately and this is no different. I can’t only focus on the hard work and let it be my guiding compass over my time there. In between, I need to make room to dream at night, to rest, to still meditate and invite new opportunities into my life. This card like so many before are a guiding post, an invitation to dream big and to be actively involved in my life. I hope you can apply it in similar ways to yours and may it speak to you and guide you wherever you see fit.

Brown Bear brings a message to take time out. There is a time to act and a time too focus your attention on patient strategizing. The arrival of Brown Bear Spirit signals that you are best served by foregoing hard work toward your goals at this moment and instead taking the time out to meditate – or just take a nap so you can refresh yourself and begin planning what you want to co-create next. Come to know the lay of the land as you contemplate and imagine what you might do in this vast space of possibility before you, and begin forming a plan. Remember, sleep allows for dreaming and rest allows for clear-headed strategizing. How might you become the person you wish to be and experience whatever your heart desires? Insights will arise as you explore the possibilities and begin envisioning your plan. Knowing what you want will ensure you use your energy wisely in the days ahead. Be patient at this time. Relax and be calm and peaceful so you can recharge, the call for action will come later.

Protection message: You could become so frazzled that you can’t decide how to move forward. Brown Bear Spirit arrives to remind you to let go of your impatience in getting to the answers and solving the problems that face you. Now is the time for rest and meditation. Take a break, let insights arise, and know that you have plenty of time to make plans. Brown Bear Spirit reminds you that sometimes the best and most effective action is no action, allowing the situation around you to reveal itself to you so you can better understand it. Remember that what is yours will never be withheld from you, so you really can relax and wait until the next right action is revealed. Miracles come from out of nowhere, and yours will arrive on Great Spirit’s timetable.

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Reassurance at divine timing

My last weeks countdown before Germany has begun, and everything is falling into place. The tasks are getting fewer and the checklists are getting shorter. With it, an oracle card came forward to my question in regards to the upcoming journey. “Trust yourself” was the message and I saw it as a powerful reminder to what’s been out of balance lately. It’s crazy how much pain distorts, how much it robs your sense of positivity, and how heavily it overshadows everything good in your life. I have learned that a life in pain is no life at all. You are a prisoner each and every day, merely existing, hoping for the best.

Trust yourself. I don’t think I have trusted myself in awhile and my confidence has been stripped. For months I allowed circumstances to throw me around like a rag doll, but I also see the fight and all the hard work I have done on a conscious and subconscious level. Now, with only 6 days left until departure, the survival mode has kicked in once more and many worries have dissipated. I find myself amidst the process, the journey and I am no longer looking in from the outside. I have become the journey and I am trusting myself to embark on a new day, a new journey, and a new life. I will never be the same by the time this is all over, and this time I will experience this shedding of an old version, the becoming of something new, on a conscious level, making every moment, and every minute, every experience and every feeling count, for this will be the most important work I will ever do. This is the time I set myself free and I trust that I can do it.

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Turkey Spirit – March 2022

Oracle card deck by Colette Baron Reid

Once again the time has come and we are stepping into new energy at the beginning of March. As always I solicit the cards to see which spirit animal is stepping forwards to supports us through the new month. If you’d like, you can go back and read prior months, or you can start here and see how this relates to you. Either way, I am happy for your visit and I am grateful that you stopped by. The cards never disappoint and have always been spot on for me. I hope you find “something” between the lines here that might be helpful to you.

What is stepping forward for us this month is Turkey Spirit with the message to give with gratitude and grace. This message couldn’t be more profound and guiding for me as I go to Germany and sort through many of Mom’s personal belongings. While it will be difficult and challenging to part with many things, I can only hope that many things find a home where they are valued and have the chance to live on. And I hope I feel like that through each and every day and always remember this. As you read along, you can evaluate for yourself where you fall into. Are you in a position to share abundance, are you already giving freely with gratitude and grace, or are you holding on tight, perhaps sharing because you expect something in return?

Here is your chance to evaluate and correct your course, and here is some further insight.

Turkey’s spirit’s message is that you always have the potential for manifesting a rich reality, for the turkey represents generosity and a celebration of abundance through giving to others. Give freely without expectations and you shall receive, for the manifestation of abundance is happening right now. Align with it by sharing your good fortune with others, whether you give money, loving guidance, the gift of listening, or kindness in any form. Immerse yourself in the flow of generous abundance, being a channel for Turkey Spirit and the desire of spirit to see all beings experience the blessing of plenty. Give with gratitude and grace, from a wellspring of love and compassion, knowing that spirit will respond by giving you all that you need in this moment and moments to come.

Protection Message: Are you giving in order to receive in kind, keeping tally of how much you have given and what is owed you? This is not the way to experience abundance. When Turkey Spirit is in the protective position, it is a reminder to let go of any perception of scarcity or fear that if you give too much you will not have enough for yourself. Use your spiritual practices to reconnect with spirit and remember how it feels to embody abundance, and you will give as much as is needed right now. Know that whatever you need to fill your stores is coming to you right now: love. Prosperity, knowledge, and assistance from allies who are everywhere and want you to be the abundance you seek. Turkey Spirit is here to tell you that everything evens out when you are aligned with the law of abundance as spirit wants you to be. Abundance is yours.