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Fox Prayer

Look at this cute little light up fox water-globe. Isn’t it just the cutest? I got it at a Christmas party 2017, in a gift exchange. Well actually it wasn’t even mine, and the recipient didn’t care for it, nor did she want it. What a shame, but what luck for me, and it must have been written all over my face that I couldn’t believe she didn’t like it. “Here you go” she said, handing me the globe. Like a bandit, I made out with two gifts, although I offered to give her my other present and would have gladly traded, but she didn’t care for that either. There was something right away for me about this water globe, I just didn’t knew what, and I didn’t give it much thought. It was not unusual that things speak to me, and sometimes it takes a long time until they finally find their true purpose and rightful spot. I don’t force it, it go with my gut feeling and intuition. Yep, my house is truly an eclectic mix of things.

Because of the uniqueness of how things transpired, I would say it was the time that fox spirit came into my life. I have never seen a real fox here in the states, but I saw one while I was in Germany. A truly magical moment. Little did I know that a special person and friend would enter my life shortly after, who is very closely associated with the fox spirit. As a fellow writer and soul sister, I have come to love the fox just a little extra because of it. When it is lit and illuminated, it reminds me of all the light and all the good within. The globe to me is symbolic for a protective bubble, and if you do good things and carry light within your heart, karma will always find a way to protect you and keep you safe.

Today, I see my beloved water globe every day and it is a way to connect and send healing and good energy across the miles. It makes me smile and there is a special connection that is only growing stronger.

Which brings me to this special fox prayer, I would like to share with you.

I call on Fox.

Shapeshifter and trickster

Edge walker and messenger

Help me blend with my surroundings

And adapt to the changing landscapes

Show me the hidden paths between the worlds

Teach me the ways of invisibility and camouflage

Gift me your keen senses

That might see more of what is around me

And use it to accomplish my goals

I call on you fox

To bring magic and discernment into my life

Lead me at your steady gait to those places

Where I might do the greatest good

Let us walk the borders between day and night

And follow the scent of divine mischief

Fox, I call on you

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Spiritual guidance

It was wonderful to talk to Mom today, and Moni made it all happen. I am so grateful and relieved to be in touch with her again, and she seemed obviously excited to get her iPad back. Who would have thought it, but despite all doubts, it was a brainstorm of genius to get it for her. She has come to love listen to her music whenever she pleases, and it’s a means to stay in touch with me.

If you follow this blog, you have noticed that I haven’t been in a good place as of lately. Physical and emotional pain truly had me struggle for awhile, and although I’m not out of the woods just yet, I am crawling my way back up towards the light, and I am getting better.

You will also know that I’m in tune with my animal world, and any spiritual messages that might come true. It’s been quiet and I really didn’t get many signs while I was in Germany, but the other day, the universe had quite a few things to say.

The day started with a beautiful white blanket of snow. Everything was clean and fresh. Symbolic for a new start and new beginnings. Symbolic of purity and cleansing away the dirt, even if only covered up.

While doing the dishes, a young hawk came to visit and sat on the wires across my kitchen window, as if watching me. He sat there for over an hour, silent, just watching me through the window. Like all messages, if you believe in this sort of thing, was a powerful one.

“You’re caught up in too many details, so step back so you can get a greater perspective on the situation. Stay alert and focused on the task before you, eliminating as many distractions as possible. Spent some time observing and studying the situation, and when it’s time for action, make it quick and decisive. Pay close attention to your surroundings, as you’re about to receive an important message. Be aware of any personal or psychic attacks, and be prepared to defend yourself. Stop trying to change others or just situation, And work instead on excepting things as they are”.

Later on that day while venturing outside, a donkey crossed my path with another message.

“Volunteer and give your time and physical energy to a service organization that’s compatible with your philosophy and believes. Listen to and respect your intuition, particularly when it comes to doing something that has potential risks. Take your time and proceed cautiously and slowly, but keep on moving ahead, pausing only to determine the best direction to go toward your destination. The more you express and honor your inner truth, the more recognition and acknowledgment you’ll receive”.

Finally at night I went to bed with the sound of coyotes near by, bringing yet another message.

“Lighten up, you are taking things from much too seriously. The resources you need are available. Something quite unexpected and not necessarily welcome is about to happen. Rather than fighting or running from the situation, it will work out better if you adjust to it. Look for the lessons in the turmoil you’re experiencing. Forgive yourself for any mistakes or errors, and look for the gifts that have come out of the experience”.

So all in all I would say that this is a time of healing and renewal for me. To shed or cover up what no longer serves me and to be pure at heart.

To break things down into smaller portions, vs getting overwhelmed by too many steps and too much detail. To own what I can impact, and to learn to accept what is not mine to change. What is truly my destiny, and what is not my baggage to carry. Being emotionally and physically drained, put into perspective and showed me that we might not always like the outcome life has for others, but it’s not our path to walk and if we are not careful we might lose more of ourself then we actual have to give. It’s a delicate balance and one that will pull in your heartstrings for sure.

Donkey cautioned me to put my energy into a worthy cause. This could be job related, while it urges me to do something I am passionate about and not waste my time. To keep moving forward in what I’m doing, like now, even if the process is slow.

And finally I’m reminded that more fight is ahead of me, and perhaps it is not really a fight that needs to happen, but a matter of forgiveness and seeking the lessons learned. Even during a time of turmoil, there is always a silver lining, a time to adjust, and a life with your own choices in the making.

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Grasshopper Symbolism

Saw this little guy cross my path the other day and apparently they have become a rare sight. Of course there had to be meaning in this encounter and the message he brought, couldn’t have hit home any clearer.

“You need to fully commit yourself to your decision. It’s the only way to succeed with this venture at this time. -Grasshopper

You are being asked to take a leap of faith. Just go ahead and do it without knowing the outcome. Usually this is something that you have been avoided doing and is often linked to a large scale change in direction. This can be a change in relationship, career or a change in yourself. Know that you have the wisdom that you need to get past any obstacles in an efficient manner. For the most part all possible outcomes will be positive.

I am ready Mr. Grasshopper, but I am still trying to figure out just what that leap of faith is suppose to be. And here I thought I had taken it a long time ago.

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Enjoyment of Life

The hummingbird has shown up several times in the past weeks. Today he crossed my path once more with a reminder to enjoy life’s simple pleasures and take time to enjoy myself. The hummingbird’s wisdom carries an invitation to take part in and draw to your life’s sweetness, like you would drink the nectar of your own flower.

I don’t feel I was successful with this today, and perhaps it is the reason this reminder was sent. Although I always enjoy the little and simple things in life, today I let circumstances influence my life to be more serious then it has to be. As if it wasn’t serious enough already. Today, perhaps the enjoyment of life fell a bit short and sometimes life can feel pretty lonely, tiring and downright exhausting. I know it’s only a day in time, a day that allows me to appreciate all the good even more so, and a day that was necessary to determine what and what not still fits our lives. Sometimes the baggage gets too big and weighs down such enjoyment, but in the end it’s always up to us to lighten the load.

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“Bember”

“Bember” is a nickname for a cat. In reality it was the only name Mom ever used, besides “Minni”, for any cat she ever encountered. To no surprise I gave this name to the stray cat that comes around. I feed her with love and attention and I’m not quite sure of who’s cat she is. She has been a regular companion, the daughter of a cat Mom used to care for, and she senses when I’m at home. Miraculously she appears out of the overgrown brush to sit with me and spend time. She is needy and just wants to be close, she constantly purrs.

Although no longer an unusual encounter in the sense of a spirit animal, she reminds me of it’s meaning. Perhaps the increased frequency of her visits are due to me, and because her reminder is relevant for the current time. Cats urge us to take note of what is happening around us right now. That the clues are all there and that I am being shown what I need to see. Domestic felines are all about communication and their messages almost always have to do with your ability to communicate with those around you or with the spirit and astral realms. Communication has been key when it comes toMom. Learning what I can say, and what has no impact or meaning has been a learning process. After a day away, I saw Mom yesterday and found her mentally in darkness. I swiftly changed the subject right away and was able to distract her, carrying her soul to light and safety. She forgot to be mad and started talking like a waterfall again without a care in the world. It lasted throughout the remainder of the visit.

Cats remind us that there is mystery and secrecy, as well as the moments that leave us intrigued. Many believe that the sleek creatures are a bridge between the realm of the unseen and the seen.

Most certainly someone or something is trying to tell you something when a cat comes into your life. Listen carefully and trust your intuition. And that I feel I have learned to do….thank you Bember

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Peacock spirit animal

I met a peacock the other day with my aunt. We were going to have lunch and drove down a passage for “delivery only”, that normally is off limits to guests. Auntie said that something compelled her to drive down there and check it out. At the bottom we were greeted by a peacock trying to impress his lady. Sadly for him she took little notice despite his colorful display and shuffle to get her attention.

As a spirit animal, peacock is a reminder that creative expression is important for your day. Use music and poetry to strut your way through today.

Peacock also reminds us that nothing, including beauty, should be taken too seriously. Look at the colorful display he put on for her, only to have HER strut by taking NO notice of him. This will help you stay centered on what is and allow you to be grateful for what you have. Having a light hearted approach to all things that come our way because laughter really is the best medicine that keeps us healthy and happy. It reminds me of my approach changes when it comes to Mom. To value the beautiful moments but to stay creative when darkness strikes.

Alternative, this bird could be letting you know that now is the time to acknowledge your dreams and aspirations within yourself. Use this birds gift to bring you confidence, stature and a sense of accomplishment in all things around you and all your current projects. And confidence it brought. I never been so out of my elements, confronted with so much new to learn and to adjust to as I have been over the past weeks. My independence changed into dependency, stifling me to a point I became almost timid and scared. The warrior within me fought the battles she had to fight, but had little left to take care of anything else. Myself…

What I take away form the encounter is that I heard Mr. Peacocks message loud and clear and believe it was relevant to my journey. To where I have been, to what I experienced and to where I am heading. Thank you for the message my dear friend…….always perfect timing.

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Pondering

A dead butterfly found its way to my doorstep today and left me pondering. A symbol of transformation, I was wondering if metamorphosis was coming to an end and if perhaps I had all the information pertinent for me at this time. Still, it doesn’t feel right and I always say that we never stop learning. Perhaps there are more layers to be peeled back to understand the deeper meaning of this sign.

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Horse spirit animal

I met the horse spirit animal last night while riding the bike. It brought a message to comfort me, but I was too blind with hurt to see it. It wasn’t until this morning that I realized this, and understood what the encounter was telling me. I’d say it was fitting and I’m glad I can smile about it again.

When the horse spirit animal comes galloping into your life, it carries a very important message. You need to take stock of your life and see where you have been spending your energies on, and whether you have been giving your personal freedom or power away.

It signals time to evaluate which aspects of your life allow people to treat you harshly or domineeringly. You should think about whether you are putting the needs and demands of others before yours.

The horse symbolism in your life is simply telling you that no one can take away your power from you. You will only become powerless and weak if you allow it.

I’m planning on staying strong….

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Love Birds

On my little outing last night, I noticed this playful, loving pair, and thought to myself that they must be love birds. Grooming each other, they sat on the stone city wall, unfazed by the people passing by.

Fern (my little bus) was with me, but I didn’t get a picture there. As I keep you in suspense, i promise to write a detailed post. You now know that the bus stopped in a city with a old stone wall. It’s one of my favorite places and I took lots of pictures to share with you.

As far as spirit animals, I saw a stork in the distance, a fish and these pigeons. Tonight I focus on the message from the pigeons and sleep well.

“You are receiving true divine guidance through your feelings and intuition. Trust it.”

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A little visitor

I didn’t feel all that well today. I don’t know what was wrong, besides a lump in my throat, and feeling cold and lightheaded. In addition I was a little nerved about something of the past. I got a bit homesick, and identified home for the first time as the states. Perhaps it was just the familiar, my own four walls, the standards that are a given there, my convenience of my car and my time outdoors that I missed. Of course this list is not all inclusive, but it is a constant reminder. And for the first time I wondered and seriously thought about what’s next. How is all this going to continue? I never made it to see Mom today and I’m sure she is wondering. I’m sure someone would have driven me had I asked, but here too applies the question of how this can continue over time.

I welcomed back a little visitor today. It was the stray cat Mom used to feed, and which had come to see me before.

With her she brought a reminder that it is all about timing and action, as well as the courage to explore the unknown. I felt a few such moments yesterday, moments of the past, things unfinished, and words that have been left unspoken. Something that was misunderstood, and left to ones own perception of the truth. I have learned that perception is often the furthest from the truth, but to the person perceiving, it is everything and it couldn’t be truer. Many of times I have found myself in between, stuck in an unfortunate spot, and misunderstood. Perhaps I didn’t side with someone and the other party got upset that I stayed neutral and objective. How could I not agree and participate, why did the gossip stop with me? Perhaps it was never important enough to consider my side, and the person perceiving didn’t care to have an open mind. I didn’t matter enough for such consideration. There loss? Sure have I felt like this at times, but the empath in me always prefers peace and harmony, while the warrior in me will always fight for what is right. I felt something yesterday, but initially the timing wasn’t right to talk about it. Later on at home it was, and timing, courage and action all fell into place. I felt it was the right moment, and I at least had to try. I had the courage and that was never the issue. I choose a message vs a personal approach only so I wouldn’t forget something important. After all I felt this would be my only chance, and I had to be certain that I gave it my best shot. Now was the time, only to discover that I had no wifi. Guess it will have to wait a little longer.