Posted in Awareness, Spirit animals

First spirit sign

Two cats appeared this morning out of nowhere. I knew of the dogs that reside here at the park, my new home, but it was the first time seeing the cat (s). And since it was two at the same time, I took it as a sign of urgency and a message that was waiting for me. Luckily I managed to unpack my spirit animal book by Dr Steven Farmer, while other items are still packed away in a dark box, waiting to see daylight once again. Another reason I think I am meant to have this message. I am not going to quote it fully, but focus on the parts of what I got out of it and what resonated. Here it goes…

This is a period where self-sufficiency and trust in your own capabilities is necessary.

Listen closely to your intuitive guidance, as it’s likely an ancestor who is one of your spirit guides trying to communicate with you. This is a period of magic and mystery for you, so pay close attention to signs and omens that will guide and direct you. Whatever you’ve released, relationships, material goods, self-defeating habits, will soon be replaced with something or someone entirely more suitable for who you are presently.

What can I say…no ordinary moments. Ever….

Posted in Inspiration, Oracle Cards, Spirit animals

Hey June

This is such an important and all changing year for me. Not much is staying the same and at the beginning of the year I started to consult my oracle card deck to see which spirit animal is stepping forward to support the upcoming month. It’s seems like you have traveled with me each month eagerly awaiting why spirit has to say and it is that time again. Last months post with links to prior months can be found here. So let’s take a look at June. All I can say is that there are no ordinary moments and once again the message couldn’t be more fitting.

June, the month when everything is about to change. Grasshopper spirit has come up, asking us to take a leap of faith. Right now, you are poised to jump up into the next level of your life and move forward into some Th big even better than you could have ever imagined. When grasshopper spirit appears, it is a fortuitous time to take a leap into the unknown, for grasshopper spirit represents the innovative spirit that says, “Why not?” and has faith in the powers of co-creation. You are being called to trust that this is the right time to go with that idea, relationship, or situation. Take risks, for abundance in all forms will show up for you.

Wondrous things await when grasshopper spirit appears. You are not going to go backward, so listen to your intuition rather than your fearful ego that resists any change and clings worriedly to what was. Luck is on your side. Jump up and forward with confidence, for spirit has so much in store for you if only you take that leap.

Protection message: Is it hard for you to trust in good fortune because you have been hurt in the past when you took a risk? Staying earthbound does not offer the safety you seek, for that can be found only through trusting that spirit is always with you and wants the best for you. Your intuition is guidance from spirit, telling you to let go of your fears and leap into the abundance and good fortune awaiting you. Grasshopper spirit reminds you that the only way now is to jump foreword. Can you be willing to trust the unknown, the great mystery that you can’t fully understand? Even if you take the teeniest leap in consciousness to be willing, it’s a beautiful beginning! Sure, every leap forward brings a new challenge, but you can handle it with spirit as your partner, trusting that this new experience will only deepen your life with magic and meaning. Take the leap!

Posted in Inspiration, Spirit animals

The great Owl Spirit

Picture: Google

The great owl spirit came to visit me last night. It was late in the evening and I was getting ready for bed. Brushing my teeth I heard the first faint “whoot-whoot” and I paused, held my breath, and immediately knew what it was. Could it be….

Owl spirit had been on my mind, and just a few days ago I had sent a detailed description, filled with meaning and symbolism to a friend who was visited by two owls. I finished up and headed downstairs, knowing exactly the location of where the sound appeared to come from. After all it wasn’t the first visit and others had come before.

There used to be a time, especially during the first visit, that I was frightened of the so called messenger from the underworld, a spirit animal associated with death to come and pay me a visit. Over the years I have learned that death doesn’t have to mean death in the literal sense. It can be symbolic for when we outgrow and shed old patterns, letting the old die to make room for the new. Kind of like the snake shedding it’s skin leaving behind it’s old weathered self to emerge a sleeker new version. I knew that this was such a time for myself and what I was going through myself. A time that’s been years in the marking. Over the years I also learned to respect this messenger and see it in a new way. To welcome change and the new, to not resist and let it unfold naturally. Basically when it comes to the owl, I have learned that a great honor has been bestowed upon you when one comes to visit you, turning the negative and fear, into a positive and blessing.

Downstairs, I turned on the patio light and walked slowly outside as to not threaten and scare it off. After a few seconds she made herself known with another whoot sound, sitting just a few steps away, high above on a wooden telephone pole. It was magical being surrounded by the starry night sky, mostly in silence, while sharing the energy and space with this magnificent creature. She was communicating with another owl down the road that would answer back every time she called, and I took it all in.

I stayed for awhile just watching and listening until the night chill urges me to go back inside. For a moment I thought that perhaps she would fly away from my moment and the sight would take my breath. I got to see it once, and just the wingspan alone reminded me of what it must have looked like to have smaller dinosaurs flying through the air. It was massive to say the least. But she stayed, unbothered, unthreatened, carrying on her conversation with her friend down the road. I bit my farewell and thanks for the visit and went to bed. Her call carried me to sleep eventually with a smile on my face, feeling grateful to have witnessed this rare visit.

Owl spirit came with a message of what I already know, but took as a confirmation. What I am living each day and where I am headed. Change and transition is on the way and this is merely the beginning.

Posted in Inspiration, Journey, Spirit animals

Hello May

It’s that time again and a new month is starting for all of us. For the past three month I have consulted with one of my oracle decks to see which spirit animal is going to step forward and support the energy for the upcoming month. So far it’s been head on for me and it seems like this month is no different.

In February we had the wombat spirit animal telling us to be at home. It provided a deeper look into our outlook and how we see and go through life. That when we feel the freedom to be ourselves, we can begin to feel at home in our life, anywhere in the world, with our family and with our tribe.

In March we had the hummingbird spirit that taught us to be here and now. Here and now we were in the middle of becoming the person we wish to be, with the experiences we wish to have. Hummingbird told us that we no longer need to search and that we already have everything we need, focusing on the flower before us.

April brought us the armadillo spirit and urged us to set healthy boundaries to be in alignment with our intentions and to co-create our life. We were asked to be honest with ourselves non matter how difficult the situation. It reminded us to pay attention to our limits and to say no to what doesn’t feel right.

May brings us the groundhog spirit animal with the message that says it’s time to let go. Endings lead to beginnings and death is a part of life, so groundhog spirit is here to let you know that it is time to accept the natural ending of something that is no longer serving you. We love to hold on to what is familiar, but the new needs space to arrive so growth can accurately. When groundhog spirit appears, it is a sign there is something in your present situation that you need to let go of so that something new can be born, something that will far better serve you now. When the groundhog sees his shadow, he retreats to his den. So you too might yearn for a little more time to say goodbye and transition into the new. However, change is coming and it is good, so let go of your resistance. Spring brings many blessings and what must die will always be reborn in a new form that will be right for you. Life requires change and detachment. Say farewell to whatever once served you, and get ready for something amazing to take its place. Spirit is already sending it your way.

Protection message: Have you been relentless in your efforts to revive something that has past its prime and needs to die away, a situation, a relationship, a belief, or a habit that served you once but no longer fills you with vitality? Perhaps you automatically expect to see the world through a specific lens based on the familiar? Groundhog spirit has appeared to let you know it’s time to accept that the past is the past, so allow yourself to feel the loss and grief if you need to. Any sadness will not last forever or overwhelm you. Knowing spirit is with you and wants you to experience joy and excitement again will help you through this transition from the old to the new. Keep your eyes open, for winter always gives way to spring and endings always give birth the beginnings. For now, let yourself feel your emotions, releasing them to make way for the joy that awaits you. Spring and new growth are on the way, for that it’s spirits promise to you.

Posted in Inspiration, Oracle Cards, Spirit animals

Hello April

Just like last month for March I consulted my oracle card deck to see which spirit animal is stepping forward to support the energies for April. Here is what I found. But before we get into the details of the message here are a few fun facts about April.

By April spring has finally sprung and if we are lucky, the weather will reflect that. April gets his name from the Latin word aperio which means to open (bud), to grow now. We have April fools day, Easter, Ramadan, Earth day, a sweet potato day, as well as an international pillow fight day (6th), a blah blah blah day (17th) and a go fly a kite day on the 21st to name a few. There are more, but these are the ones that stood out, and perhaps you’ll join me in a little wild abandoned fun and pillow fight coming up. But on with our message…

For the month of April Armadillo Spirit will guide us and is urging us to set healthy boundaries.

Learning to set healthy boundaries is a gift of armadillo spirit. You are entering a phase were in order for you to be in alignment with your intentions and to co-create your best life, you may have to be discerning and say no to many things that may have been OK for you in the past. This also means that you need to learn where you end and were others begin, what is yours to own and what is not.

Know your limits and understand that it’s an empowering choice to say no to what doesn’t feel right. Armadillo spirit is here to tell you it’s time to be honest with yourself about what you really want. Be clear on what you are agreeing to, declare what your needs are, and say no as a full sentence; these are acts of respect and kindness to others as well as to yourself. Trust your body’s signals, and you will know what to do. Armadillo spirit guides you in making good decisions that are grounded in a strong sense of what belongs to you and what does not.

Protection message: This is a tricky time, as you might find yourself enmeshed with others, overly concerned with how they will take it if you say no or express how you really feel. Do you feel anxious saying no to someone, so you capitulate, even knowing the outcome will not be in your best interest? Do you feel like it’s your job to stop someone from facing the challenges? Instead, you might take on the responsibilities, rescuing them instead of giving them the freedom to learn their lessons their way. Perhaps you feel that if they only knew how much you cared, they would change and then all would be well?

Armadillo spirit asks you to be honest with yourself and others, no matter how difficult that may be or how much you may fear of losing someone or something. Face your fear, tell the truth, and set your boundaries. You will be amazed at the miracles that happen when you let Armadillo spirit protect you from taking on too much, becoming a people pleaser, and losing your integrity.

Another message of protection from Armadillo Spirit is to relax – live and let live. If you or someone else is being defensive, you are called to step back and trust in Spirit’s plan.

Posted in Inspiration, Life, Spirit animals

Hawk messenger

The hawk spirit animal has shown up three times over the last two weeks. He bares a message reminding me that I am caught up into too many details, and to step back to gain a greater perspective on the situation. I have read about his meaning, but I am not sure whether I actually followed it’s meaning. I might be alert, but have I eliminated as many distractions as possible? I don’t think I have. At least not at the time this post was written. By now there has been a refocus on what is truly important, of what I want achieve and where I see myself in the future.

Hawk urges to observe and study the situation, making a quick, decisive decision and to jump into action when the time is right. He reminds me to pay close attention to my surroundings as an important message is on the way to me. He also tells me to be aware of personal and physical attacks and to be prepared to defend myself. I am aware and I already know of a few, but I’m not sure that I feel the need to defend myself. We will never be perfect in everyone’s eyes and to try to be is perhaps a waste of my energy.

Furthermore hawk is saying to stop trying to change others or the situation, and work instead on accepting things as they are. This is the time to take the lead and not wait for someone else to do it. You’ll feel the presence of spirit even more powerfully and in many different ways. Keep your focus steady despite the twists and turns that you have to negotiate. Don’t get stuck on your agenda, as the present situation calls for flexibility and grace and requires you to heed the direction of spirit for everything to work out. If you can visualize what you want, you can obtain it. Seek variety and purity in whatever you ingest, physically, mentally, or spiritually. 

Posted in Awareness, Spirit animals, Spirituality

In the company of a Crow

Do you believe in spirit animals and their sightings? Have you ever noticed that all of a sudden an animal crosses your path in the most unusual way, out of the ordinary, or over and over again until you finally become aware? For me these moments and animals are messengers, something that tries to get my attention, something I should know about.

A crow has been hanging out with me over the last couple of days. I think I know her and why she is appearing in my life. She travelled quite a ways to be with me, but on the other hand, there really are no distances in the spirit world. Silently she sits in the backyard and there is not a peep coming from her. Walking up and down the fence line, she pauses as we catch glimpses of each other, starring into each other’s eyes. She makes me sad in some ways, reminding me of loss, and yet I find reasons to smile, as she also brings forth comfort and reminders of the good ole times, and a dear soul sister. Crow’s silence tells me that everything has settled down, that there is bliss and enjoyment in the stillness. That the hectic and ruckus has seized and peace is restored once more. That it is ok for our journey to take on individual directions. Whether we travel together or separate, we remain connected and are never alone on this path we call life. I am grateful for her visit and the message she brings. I understand her language, and hear the unspoken words. My intuition is keenly aware and Crow is here to reassure me.

In other messages, she tells me that I am on the verge of manifesting something I’ve been working towards for a while. She reminds me to be watchful over the next couple of days, to notice any clear omens or signs that will guide and teach me. Further I am to expect a big change very soon. She tells me that I’ve noticed something that’s out of balance or an injustice that hasn’t been addressed, and it’s important to speak up about it. She is telling me that I am about to get a glimpse into some future event that affect me directly.

Raven announces that Magic is in the air and something special is about to happen. I am urged to pay attention to my dreams and visions, especially colorful and powerful ones, as these are indicative of prophecy. In any undertaking or any relationship I’m told to be very clear as to what my intentions are, because whatever they are, that’s what will manifest. Raven is here to remind me that I am gradually shape shifting to a more confident, powerful, and spiritually based self that will continue to emerge the more I let go of my old self. Prepare to observe an increasing number of synchronistic events over the next few days, notice them and appreciate them, and don’t try to figure them out.

Posted in Inspiration, Spirit animals

Birthday countdown Day 3 – Allowing the feelings

It’s getting closer and the countdown to my birthday is getting shorter. I dedicated the preceding week to pampering myself and to fill it with things to keep my spirits high. With so much going on lately and so many break throughs, new found motivations, and successes, my spirit should be soaring you would think, but it doesn’t. There is one huge hurdle still needing to be conquered and I knew this week would be tough for various reasons. For one in the sense that Mom’s birthday is one day before mine and she would have turned 82 this year. How does one keep their spirit high when there is still a loss, still grief, still coming to terms with that empty hole that will never be filled again?

To some degree I have to smile, because I recognize my old faithful attempts, looking for an intervention in times like these. When I look for something to keep me out of the depths of despair and sadness. This happens on a subconscious level and just like that, birthday week was created to come to the rescue. It has worked more or less, although the thought process and the intentions are there, and good, reality is a different thing and is seldom controlled in such manner. I know it’s important to recognize those feelings and to not suppress them. They too have a place and if kept inside of yourself do harm in ways you don’t need. It’s a delicate balance, like a teeter totter, sometimes being up and other times dropping low.

On my hike yesterday I saw this tiny frog. He was not bigger than the size of a quarter and it’s only my second one I’ve seen in all the years hiking. He came with a message for me to do a physical cleanse and detoxify my body. I was also encouraged to do an emotional cleanse by letting myself really feel my emotions, to cry as often as I need to in order to clear and release any emotional toxicity. To sing and chant out loud would help improve balance, be at peace, and connect to the divine. Frog was letting me know that I was entering into a time of plenty and abundance, being the start of a slow and steady transformational process. A movement from an old life to a new life.

And that itself is reason enough to release the tears of a challenging old life, and welcome a new one filled with everything I already carry inside of me. Today is all about slowing the feelings and cleansing my soul and a reminder for you to acknowledge those feelings and allow them pass.

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Caught up

The great hawk has been coming to visit me lately. I noticed him outside my window several times over the past couple of days. He has a message for me, reminding me that I’m caught up in too many details. Urging me to step back to observe the whole situation and to act quickly and swift at the right moment.

Hawk is telling me to stay alert, paying close attention to my surroundings, as an important message is heading my way. He reminds me to eliminate distractions and stay on task, which perhaps is the most challenging for me as I would easily love to emerge into my crafts and the space of creation, not having to deal with the seriousness life can bring from time to time.

Posted in Mother nature, Spirit animals

Bald Eagle spirit sighting

Lake Tahoe is a magical place when it comes to scenery and beauty. Thousands of people travel from all over the world to visit this place I call my backyard every year.

Last Monday I had a Bald Eagle fly over my head, bringing a spirit message and giving me a good look of how majestic these birds truly are. Bald Eagles are linked to my birthday as a spirit animal, and I was gifted a few feathers from this magnificent animal and Mother Nature.

I was amongst a crowd of people as this happened, but only one other person (with me at the time) noticed this awesome event. As I looked around everybody continued what they were doing, having no clue, staring at their phones, in a place like this. Haha, I must be getting old, unable to relate. Perhaps the same experienced from generation to generation.