Monday, April 7, 2014

My Time in Thailand

     My sister, Jill, and I spent about 11 days in northern Thailand, in a city called, Chiang Mai.  The main purpose of our trip was to volunteer at the Elephant Nature Park just outside of Chiang Mai.  There, among 28 other volunteers, we got the opportunity to learn about the park and its inhabitants: the elephants, humans, dogs, cats, and water buffalo.  This park is designed to rescue and rehabilitate abused and injured elephants.  This "working" vacation was just that, but it is extremely memorable and life-changing.  And these are some of my pictures:






























Thursday, December 19, 2013

Message for Today - Relationship Harmony





I have such a busy day today! (Thank you, Universe for that!) But, so I don't have enough time to post those 3 cards/messages at the end of the day like I normally do, so I thought I would just pull one card for today. Everyone gets the "same" message, but be sure to take a look at the card because even though the card is a simple one, there's a lot more to the details of it than you may think. So, your message may actually not be the "same" as everyone else's.
Relationship Harmony by Archangel Raguel

He just wants everyone to be happy. And why shouldn't he? Why shouldn't you want the same thing? In the background as I type this, I am listening to "Highway Don't Care" by Tim McGraw. And the lyrics, "I can't live without you, I can't live without you baby" are repeating itself. Being with the one you love should make you happy. And the lyrics feel quite fitting for this post actually. Maybe you have been experiencing some relationship troubles. Maybe you and your partner have been disagreeing, not seeing eye to eye, not communicating well, etc. Archangel Raguel wants to help! And please let him. It's hard sometimes to just let go and allow the Universe, guides, angels, Spirit to help us out. We are so busy trying to maintain control that we forget there's a whole other side to life trying to work things out for us. We just have to let go and trust that everything will work out. If you think about it, it usually does anyways. And to trust is a very hard thing to do. (For me, it's a work in progress lol). The torch he is holding represents light. He is "shedding light" on the situation. And the rainbow in the background represents a happy outcome. Coincidentally, I am wearing rainbow-colored earrings from Hawaii. (Specifically made in Maui. I have yet to go there; I have only been to Oahu. It's on my bucket list!) And I feel the flowers he is holding is a gift. You will be receiving something you've wanted really soon. Maybe for Christmas? That'd also be quite fitting! Haha. And of course, if you're not in a relationship this message can also be applied to the relationships you do have with your friends, family, co-workers, etc. It's just a simple message of everything working itself out. There's harmony right around the corner.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Self-Acceptance

Card of the Day:




Self-Acceptance

 
Sometimes we feel unsure of ourselves. And that's okay. Everyone has their moments, but don't let your flaws and insecurities go to your head and get the better of you. You're not "perfect". Or, maybe you are. I put that word in quotes because I find a lot of people striving to be "perfect". Well, what's your definition of perfect? I don't have my own definition of it, because it changes with any given situation. Perfection is very subjective. It's what you make it to be. But in order to be perfect, you first need to accept all of you; every single part of you -- the good and the bad. And you shouldn't let another person or situation dictate how "perfect" you should be. You can only be you, no one else. Besides, why would you want to be anyone else anyways? That doesn't seem fun. Originals are better. They're always worth more.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Today's Oracle 10/17/2013

     I decided to be all carefree and fun today, so I used Doreen Virtue's Mermaids and Dolphins oracle deck.  This deck provides keen answers to life's everyday questions using a lighthearted approach.  And because I felt like being "light" today, this deck seemed most appropriate.
    

     I asked many of my clients and readers to choose between 4 cards, so they could either pick 1, 2, 3, or 4 for their message today. 
     And if they really wanted they could always ask their angels and guides for a past, present, future message. The fourth card would be a bonus!

     These are the four cards I pulled.  Their messages are listed below them.


Card 1: Waves of Prosperity - "New abundance and exciting opportunities wash over you now ." This most definitely corresponds to the card I pulled on Tuesday about finances turning around.  And that's because this wave of prosperity is going to be around for a little while.  Expect things to pick up, especially at work.  Maybe you've been overdue for a raise, or maybe you've been waiting for a check to come in for a while now.  Well, the time is here! Over the next few weeks expect to see some more money around you.  And be grateful and give thanks to the universe each time this happens.  The law of attraction is definitely on your side right now, so the more grateful you are for it the more you will end up receiving! And while you're at it keep telling yourself that you're wealthy, even if you feel you are not.  Bringing that positive energy to your life will only attract more of it.

Card 2: Treasure Chest - "An unforeseen windfall of new abundance comes to you now!"
Okay, I told you this whole wave of prosperity thing was going to last at least a few weeks.  This card just confirms it! Aside from the monetary aspect of this, I also feel that someone close to you is going to be sharing a powerful secret with you.  Treasure it.  Literally.  Put it in a treasure chest and lock it away.  This information will be useful later on, but for now be happy that they're sharing a piece of themselves with you.  It's not everyday that someone can open themselves up, be vulnerable.  It takes a lot of guts and should not be overlooked.

Card 3: Empowerment - "You're more powerful than you realize.  It's safe for you to be powerful!"
Stay true to yourself.  I am going to relate this to the previous two cards.  If you do come into a huge windfall (think lottery) a lot of people are going to be coming out of the woodwork acting like they're your friends.  Try your hardest not to get caught up in this.  You will have all the support you need around you, from those who are most near and dear to your heart.  On a side note: if you are thinking about starting a business now is a good time to take action.  You are powerful! You can get a lot done in a short amount of time.  Start planning now.  Start taking those steps now.    

Card 4: Self-Forgiveness - "Let go of old guilt, and remember that you're God's perfect child!"
Don't worry about what anyone else thinks of you.  Whatever the situation is, it's their problem not yours.  I also feel like this card is calling you to receive some healing.  It can be in any form.  Maybe you need a night out dancing and drinking, or maybe you need to pamper yourself and get a mani/pedi and a massage, or maybe you need a long stroll through the woods.  Whatever it is, go do something that will help clear your mind and bring more peace to your soul.  These next few weeks are going to be a little hectic, so take some time out for yourself and you will make it through to Thanksgiving with no issues.
 

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Spiders. Sometimes they aren't so creepy.

     Don't get me wrong; I am not a huge fan of spiders.  Never have been.  Don't think I ever will be.  But I have found that I am not as frightened by them as I was once.  And maybe it's because I've had a bunch of small ones hanging out in the corners of the reception room at my office.  I have killed hundreds of them in my lifetime, thus far.  Including the ones in my office.  But I find myself curious about them.  And I got to thinking: maybe they're around me for a greater purpose.

     So, I looked up what Spiders mean in the Animal Speak (by Ted Andrews) book.  To sum it up in a paragraph or two, this is what Ted wrote:

    The spider has shown up in myth and lore throughout the world.  It's associated with the weaver of illusion and has a connection to fate.  It taught people the mysteries of the past and how it affects the future.  Spiders remind us to awaken our own sensibilities to be more creative in life.  Its body consists of two section, and if turned onto its side portrays the figure eight.  It's the symbol for infinity.  A spider teaches you to maintain a balance -- between past and future, physical and spiritual, male and female.  And also teaches you that everything you now do is weaving what you will encounter in the future.

     Spider is also the guardian of ancient languages,and to many, has been long associated with death and rebirth.  Through polarity, balance and creativity is stimulated.  It would be helpful to remember that spiders are the keepers of knowledge of the primordial alphabet.  They can teach us how to use the written language with power and creativity so that your words weave a web around those who would read them.  Which brings me to this blog.  Writing is an extremely creative task.  For me, I find it balances my emotions and allows me to streamline my thoughts in a more creative manner.  It would also explain why I am writing about spiders!

     And aside from spiritually helping me, they are also great at eating other bugs! Now, I'm not saying that because I have them around that I am going to keep them around.  That's not it at all.  I just won't be so quick to being frightened by them.  They keep to themselves.  To me, they seem a nuisance.  If I leave them alone, maybe they will leave me alone.  And they can continue helping me in whatever way they can.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Today's Oracle: Angels, Gods & Goddesses

     


My Angels, Gods, and Goddesses deck is absolutely beautiful! And I felt compelled to play with them today. In fact, when I picked them up off of the shelf I heard, "Yay!" So, I think there's going to be some wonderful messages given today. 


 




I decided to pull three cards, and these are their messages:



Card 1 is the Angel of Addiction Healing. It states that this is a time of positive transformation and healing.

What I actually get from this card is not about addiction at all. In fact, it is about how now is the right time to open your eyes. Her eyes and the waves coming off of them tell me that your eyes need to be wide open. You need to see things more clearly. And the snakes around her face I consider to be temptation, lies, deceit, as well as the underlying truth. You know that saying, "Eyes Wide Open"? It's exactly that. You need to look past the rubbish and see the situation for what it really is.

Have you been feeling like you've been lied to? Is your intuition nagging you about something that just doesn't feel right? Please listen to it. That's why you have it. To give you a heads up. Open your eyes. It's time.



Card 2 is the Angel of Pleasure. It says to take pleasure in the things you do.

Which is so very true! Isn't it? Wouldn't it be nice to live in a world where everyone loved what they did? Some of us are fortunate, while the rest are still trying to find their way. Well, while you're trying to find your way, take pleasure in the simple things that you do. And only think of those things, those tasks, as you're doing them.

Like laundry, for instance. Only think about doing laundry as you're doing laundry. Don't be thinking about the week ahead, or the internet bill, or what you need to buy at the grocery store. When you focus on the task at hand, you become much more centered. And I feel that's what this card is trying to portray. And when you do solely focus on whatever it is that you're doing, your mind is at ease and you actually allow yourself to receive more. More wealth, more information, more prosperity, more opportunity. The list can go on forever.

P.S. The angel is holding a dish. Maybe it's food for the fish, or maybe it's a little extra money for herself. Take time to focus on yourself today and allow a gift to fall into your lap.  



 Card 3 is Angel of Communication. It says to Communicate clearly; don't be afraid to tell it like it is.

Please listen to that. It is some sound advice right there. You are in control. Of your own life, of your own destiny. No one can tell you what to do. Yes, they may "suggest" or "highly recommend," but only you know what is right for yourself. And while you're in control and telling it like it is, speak clearly. Say what you mean and mean what you say.

And I feel this has a lot to do with friendships. Lines of communication can easily get crossed/mixed, leaving one party confused and saddened. Try to think before you speak. In all of your dealings. When communication flows easily, everything else follows suit.

Side note: When I look at her, I hear soft music playing in the background of my mind. Do a little meditation on whatever it is that you want, and add some soft music to your background.