Angel Chatter Blog
Archangel Michael (aka Big Mike) and Archangel Gabriel are two of my Go To Angels pretty much daily.
Because I chat with them so often, I'm going to divvy up their information within this post. If you wish more, be sure to check out my latest book, Angel Chatter, Heavenly Guidance.
As I mentioned, my nickname for Archangel Michael is indeed Big Mike. Why? His energy is very intense, hot and oh does he have the kind of hair that Fabio would melt for!
Michael is akin to THE BEST Big Brother you have had or will have. Why is that you ask?
Let me tell you:
Archangel Michael is THE premier protector.
Did you know he is the patron saint of the United States police force? TRUE! What do police do? Protect.
This is exactly why he is the first angel I introduce my students, clients and anyone who will listen. Why? I wish you to better understand how to BE protected as you go about your day whether it is a ho-hum day up to your spiritual evolution.
Whenever we do a show or host a private client for the weekend I spritz a bit of Michael's spray around our space making it more protected and safe for clients and customers to relax and BE and allow.
Take Archangel Michael on the road with you.
I chat with him incessantly when we travel. As many of you know, we travel extensively for Angel Chatter for lots of fun metaphysically based shows. I surround our car with his energy. If I start feeling a tad antsy, I call upon him again and I immediately relax and the cars and trucks surrounding us offer more space.
Flying? Michael surrounds the plane and protects all who are aboard. It helps one to relax and truly enjoy the journey more than ever.
Big Mike and your spiritual practice
BEFORE you initiate any practice; meditation, prayer, healing (for self or others) call upon him. ALWAYS. No matter the situation. Why? You're never quite sure what energy is out there (trust me... you don't know) and why not take an extra few moments and BE protected?
Seriously, why not?
Envision his powerful mandala that was channeled for the purpose of my latest book as you lay the ground work for your sacred space; whether it be your healing space, your home, office, hotel room and more. This helps to set up an energetic grid that protects all who enter.
Call on Big Mike. Feel his energy surge into your space; it often becomes warmer. Some report it feels a bit more crowded; why wouldn't it be? It's now filled with angels who are there to protect! These two signs are just an inkling one of his many signs that he and his legions are indeed with you.
As you know, Archangel Michael doesn't work alone. Oh no! One of his 'gang' members is Gabriel, The Angel of Creativity.
Archangel Gabriel can add some spice to your life!
As Archangel Gabriel oversees the sacral chakra; the place of sensuality, sexuality, creativity and birth (in all its levels), it ought not be terribly difficult to see how he can and DOES infiltrate your world with a lotta spice, jazz and wake up calls in the metaphorical sense.
All of Gabriel's essences, well most of them, are ones that are proven to help one BEcome more alive. It's getting out of the rut that we all so often can into; clean house, do errands, must do, must do, must do that one can easily forget how exciting life really is. Even if it means taking your beloved dog for a walk. yes, that is indeed a Gabi plug and a soft reminder that we are yet to go on our magical walk today - without the phone on. We simply BE and Gabriel is on hand at all times to show references and get us both excited about where we are at that exact moment in time. It usually involves Gabi swamping and me laughing at her adorable and HAPPY face.
Gabriel helps one to enjoy their food. Not to eat mindlessly as one drive's about or stuffing your face while watching TV. It's about eating and enjoying the food that is fueling you. Enjoying the subtleties of the spices and textures. Drinking in the aroma; if you love coffee, don't you sigh when you walk into a great cafe or am I the only one? You feel shoulders relax and your entire BEing calms down and yet giddy at the prospect of a great cup of coffee coming at you.
Archangel Gabriel and your spiritual pursuits
Whether you are steeped in a spiritual practice, desire to be or are very artistic, Gabriel is my go to when I write and create new products.
It's the Art of Allowing in the creative sense. If there is a dilemma happening, chat with him to unveil a creative solution.
Are you an artist? Writer? Poet? Journal Designer? Gardener? Wood Working Expert? Chef? All of the above? Gabriel is indeed already in your backup of assistants helping you to devise, design, create.
Do you wish to hit the 'Pause' Button and start anew? Gabriel will certainly help you re-invent yourself by presenting a variety of suggestions via a friend, client, family, song, etc. that will get you thinking... what if. Your job is to listen with not only open ears, but an open heart. You've asked, now listen.
Those what if's are his way to present creative ideas and how to better empower you through actions, thoughts and more. Listen closely. Trust me, he's always there to assist.
Don't you adore Archangels Michael AND Gabriel?I know I do and LOVE working, playing and chatting with them. Not only for my personal life but as I help clients and students BEcome true to themselves. Give it a whirl... you are going to LOVE chatting with them!
Why use Angel Cards? June 03 2018
Angel Cards are a time honored tool to help one divine, confirm and answer questions all in the confine of your home or with a trusted Authorized Angel Card Reader either online or in their office.
Angel Oracle cards are known to have existed since the 19th Century with a birth in France. However, many believe, as do I, that they have been around for much longer. Why do I think this? Angels have existed since time began and once a connection is made with them, a deeper connection is born and what better way than to use Angel Cards.
Why use Angel Cards?
It's Chatting With Angels!
The very word angels means Messenger of God. What better reason to chat with them? The Gang, as I call the angels, never will lead you astray. They always offer inspiring messages. True, true, you may get a warning of don't do something, etc., but they will never fill your head and heart with unsavory ideas or feelings of low self esteem. That simple is not how they operate. They exist to assist all who ask. Our biggest job in working with them is to listen. Listen with open ears and heart.
Frequently Angel Card decks hold 44 cards which is accompanied by a guidebook that offers additional interpretations for each card as well as information for the angelAngel Cards cards can be intricately illustrated or if they are like the ones I channeled, very simple in art to allow the angel's message to shine through.
Angels often deliver messages not expected through the use of Angel Cards.
A message you least expect is the best way to better understand what could be in store for you as you focus on your life, dreams, health, prosperity and more. It could and often does, offer insights to the various roadblocks that have been instituted that are preventing you from achieving what is desired.
The Angel's messages are conveyed through using a card spread, the ones typically provided in the accompanying guidebook, or one that you are inspired to use. A spread can be as little as three cards upwards of ten. It all depends on the amount of details you are looking for and to what depth you wish to delve.
Remember, once you decide to use a particular spread, you are not wedded to that spread for the remainder of your life! Explore, invent, play with other spreads. Each one can offer various nuances and details depending on how the layout is given and the emphasis of the card's placement within that particular spread.
On the other side of the wing, do not keep pulling cards until you get one that 'confirms' your thoughts. We can all do that, but then you are controlling what your answers and staying stuck in your belief system. How can that be inspiring or empowering?
Go with the flow so to speak. Be open to receiving the unexpected. After all, if life was that predictable, I would find it rather boring, wouldn't you as well? One thing The Gang has been adamant about over the years, is that if something isn't going according to plan it often means that something is in store that is much better aligned.
Angel Cards can BE oh so Inspiring!
As you are better grasping, hopefully, Angel Cards truly exist to help the user BEcome more empowered in their life. Angel Cards are born to honor you, support you and yes at times, Wing Slap you. You know, like head slaps, but a wing slap is a much gentler form of a wake-up call. An angelic snap out of it and it's time to set yourself in alignment once again.
How many Angel Card Decks does one need?
In a nutshell, just one deck suffices. However, I know professional readers, novices and everything in between that have multiple decks and depending on the situation, is drawn to work with a particular deck.
Some professional readers even use more than one deck in the course of one reading! Me? I stick with the deck I channeled and don't use another...seriously.
Are you ready to receive Angel Messages?
That is how I shall close, are you ready to be more inspired, empowered through a bit of help from the Winged and Haloed Gang? This is The Deck I love, adore and just happen to have channeled:
What are you birthing? May 22 2018
We are in the midst of a major weather pattern here in the States right now.
Rain and lots of it for the next four days.
As Gabi and I went on our magical walk today. I asked the angels to provide the message today since there was nothing pressing on my mind. I've noticed many of our walks have a theme and that theme is most definitely a message, an angel message not only for me, but for those that wish to read and/or listen.
Our first encounter was a beautiful Canada Goose with her brood of five goslings. She stood tall and kept a very watchful eye on us. I snagged a few photos without much alarm on her part and kept going.
Wait, Five goslings? Of course this is an important number! It's the number of change, transformation and more.
Of course I was then compelled to chat with Goose and find out what they mean. I've adored their honking since a child living at the beach and hearing them migrate by the thousands. Did you know that Canada Goose mates for life? Once they've chosen their mate, it's for life. They are also very community oriented and believe and work as a team within their chosen community. The next time you see a gaggle of them, I can pretty much guarantee there is at least one sentry standing guard as the others feed. This one is in charge of guarding at the moment.
All of this happened minutes from home. Now I couldn't wait until we got in the woods!
The Walk and Angel Chatting Continues
Scampered off to the woods we did to decompress before the next front of rain came through and to see what else was in store...
Gabi loves to stop at her favorite watering hole to wade and sip. Today was no different. The water was running fast and she quickly went up to her chest where normally it was perhaps knee height.
Her little stream was quite full and was running fast.
Once replenished, we continued forth...
There's a rather large mud puddle that runs parallel to the main trail to the Potomac River.
We were drawn to take a peek...
Pollywogs! aka Tadpoles. Babies by the dozen! We, ok, ME, had a blast to sit and watch them swim all over the place.
A theme was starting to take shape...
We made a direct line for the Potomac River. It was swollen. There is typically a 10-12 foot drop at the bank. Today? I could lay down and touch the water, the water was indeed that high. She was quite swollen and running fast.
Gabi and I sat and pondered for quite a while. I must admit I was rather mesmerized by the river, the power and the pace she flowed.
I did what I normally do, chatted it up with The Gang, the angels.
The Angel's Message
As we sat, the angels came in fast and furious.
Have you noticed today's theme Christine? Babies, fast motion, swollen.
Yes and I've come a conclusion. You are asking me/us to pay attention to our thoughts and actions, correct?
Yes. What you DO and THINK is what is birthed in your life. What kind of seeds are you planting and nurturing? Are they ones that you really desire to focus on or are they fear based?
A little bit of both if I am being humanly honest.
We know this, which is why we wished to point out the obvious and give you a good dose of reminding you that thoughts indeed have an energy. Your actions carry an even greater charge of affecting other areas of your life.
When you are tired, you are to rest. Yes, the mind is an active one, but if one must continue to be active when tired, pick an activity that does not require concentration such as cleaning, gardening, meditating, etc. Attempting to work on something that requires more gray cells will only lead to errors and more frustration.
Many of you have complained of late of weight being added to your physical body for no known reason. The reason is energetic; you are birthing into a higher level of magnificence and this birth requires more energy than you typically exert. Allow the weight to come on, eat wisely, rest well, exercise as needed to keep you body flexible. The weight will come off quite quickly with no illness involved.
One more thing, pay attention to those ideas of inspiration you get. You do not have to act on each one immediately by any means. However, jot down notes. Allow your mind to wander in expansion mode on the various ways to accomplish this inspiration. Just allow. Just BE.
Remind all who read this that they too are birthing and jumping into higher levels of energy on their personal spiritual path. To be gentle on themselves and do not settle for anything less than 100% participation.
We love you all so.
WOW! I so didn't expect such a dissertation, but I'll take it!
Change May 09 2018
Change is a funny word, don't you think?
We all seem to crave better (which is change), but often do our darndest to stay in the comfort zone of where we are simply by not doing anything to facilitate the change.
This very topic was the crux of last night's LIVE chat with the Authorization Students... sorry can't share the video with you, for it is only for the students of The Course. However, I can share some key points that will hopefully propel to take steps to allow the space for your change to come forward.
Why do we avoid change?
Pure and simple, we are lazy. We really are a lazy breed. Think about it, how much time do we spend in front of the Boob Tube, aka the television? More hours than we would care to admit in most cases. What can we possibly accomplish when we watch TV? Okay, there is the occasional needlework project or puzzle, but for the most part, not much is accomplished with the exception of a clocking ticking by.
Implementing change means work. Implementing change requires a bit of effort, sometime BIG effort, and other times, very little. Change is change and that means something requires effort.
Humans, in general are a complacent bunch. We LOVE to complain about something, but rarely take the next step to make it different. Why? In order to take the next step(s), we need to go out of our comfort zone, that little imaginary box that we have built around ourselves that constitutes our lives. We don't wanna do that.
Where does change start?
Sometimes change is initiated from an outside source; a death in the family, a move for business purposes, health. We have to adapt to 'this' in order to make life bearable once again. Notice the word bearable was used vs. thriving.
However, when one initiates the change for whatever reason, it actually becomes easier. Why? Because we thought of it, got excited and decided to move forward.
Change starts within. Change starts with a knowing that something isn't working any more and in order to make it work better again, one needs to shift. You shift when you realize something needs to change. That realization begins to blossom and grow and at times gnaw at you until you do something about it.
Believing it or not we are constantly shifting and changing. Simply by standing still at a checkout counter, we are shifting, we crave balance and yet often actively consciously run from it.
Where to start?
I LOVE clutter clearing. I frequently will become a whirling dervish of sorts and start going through drawers, closets, cabinets, bookshelves and more to empty.
Yes, as an example, the bookcase in my office has six shelves. Each shelf has space for at least two books to be added. However, most shelves can easily accommodate another five. WHY so much extra space? It is a sign to The Gang that I am open to more wisdom, information, knowledge to come forth in my life. In other words, who do I think I am to know everything?
Allow a sense of space to infiltrate your sacred space to allow more of what you do desire to come forth.
How to proceed
Create your own space.
Many years ago I had a friend visit our home for the first time. As typical, I gave them 'The Nickel Tour' - you know a quick tour of the house. As we finished, I awaited the accolades of how pretty it was, etc.
Crickets could be heard chirping outside.
Instead her first comment was, where is your space? I was dumbfounded. MY space? I had the entire house! Ummm NOPE was her answer. Your children each have their own bedroom, your husband has an office AND a woodworking space.
Ummm... I have a closet that I use as a sewing area? Does that work?
I dwelt and hearted on this 'dilemma' for a few days. A family conference was then called. Their response was similar to mine: YOU have the entire house. Ummm no I don't. Thankfully they listened. Plans were then made to take over the guest room. A bookcase was purchased; yes the same one mentioned above. Did you know my energy was so scattered that I had multiple copies of the same book many times over!
This room became my space. A space so sacred and honored that every one asked if they could enter while I was in there.
It was heaven.
Morale of the story? Where is YOUR space? A spot to call your call, where you can have your things about you. That are treasured, referred to and more. A space where you can dream, nap, create and more.
Well if you don't bother, nobody else will lend a helping hand. You must take the first, second and sometimes third step and beyond so folks notice.
They will notice. I promise you. They may even balk (remember we are innately lazy and don't like change, even if that change is someone else changing).
However, once you begin to take those blessed steps, the universe conspires, conspires I tell you, to assist you in all of your heart based endeavors.
That is why you bother.
For until you do 'bother' with you, life will continue to be stale, unassuming and rather boring and at times frustrating.
The End Result
The end result is never really known for life continues to unfold and change.
However, once you say YES to you, be rid of the things that no longer juice you up, make you a priority at least 50% of the time, you will BEcome a more joy-filled, love-filled, prosperous-filled YOU.
Isn't that worth following through on?
What are YOUR Roots? April 30 2018 1 Comment
Gabi and I take regular walks in the woods that I have dubbed Magical Walks. As we prepare to leave home, I pose a question for The Gang (aka the angels) that I wish them to answer while we are out and about. Sometimes I get direct answers. For example while working on the Authorization Course section on Sandalphon and he decided he wished to discuss the kabbalah. Other time
I typically share our adventure with our Facebook Group (if you are not yet a member, you are now lovingly invited to join us in sacred space - Angel Chatter). It finally dawned on me that as I take pictures to later share in our group, that the pictures seem to carry a theme; a message if you will. How's that? I simply appear to be drawn to taking certain kinds of pictures on any given day.
Last week's walk was no different; I asked for clarity as we left home. We entered the woods near our home and I was immediately drawn to the roots of trees. Roots that were exposed. Roots that created beautiful art. Roots that simply chose to BE. I photographed many and are sharing a few here.
What are YOUR Roots?
As this realization finally dawned on me - Magical Walks with Themes... I asked, what do tree roots have to do with anything? How do they help me with the clarity request that I asked.
Sandalphon, The Angel of Grounding, was quick to respond:
Think of the roots as a metaphor.
What is a common theme for you and your business, Angel Chatter?
What do you keep repeating, and approaching in a variety of ways? In other words, what do you keep circling back to?
He then asked the final question:
What do you stand for?
Roots as the Base
He then began a tutorial of sorts.
As most plants grow, they require a strong root system to help support them as they BEcome more powerful, strong and flexible when the wild winds blow. This is pretty universal. True there are some plants that don't require this - air plants for example, don't necessarily require much in order for them to thrive, but that is definitely not the norm.
Humans are much the same. They require strong roots the can enable them to be grounded in their truth while soaring.
Think of a seed. Any seed will do. The seed must be planted in fertile soil in order to germinate and grow, correct? The fertile soil nourishes the seed as it spreads its roots allowing this plant to BEcome what it is meant to be.
Humans are no different. Those seeds can be representative of desires; how one wishes to live life. Fertile soil is the heart. Seeds require nurturing. They can easily fed though Acts of Allowing. BEing proactive in nourishing these seeds; as ideas are conceived, the heart expands, eyes can become watery, the body responds with those beautiful confirmation chills. One can envision those desires to completion, the finished products whether it is living in a new locale and how, to hearing the whisperings of a loved one's words, to see that project in its entirety. We hug those smiles close as we see it birthing. Those smiles is one of the many ways a YES is recorded that says you LOVE this idea and are claiming it.
By saying YES the desires get nourished and then work begins. Allowing play time AND work time to encourage those seeds to reality. Others are allowed to step in for support and share their expertise. The Art of Allowing BEgins.
The Root of it ALL
As most humans go, each soul is drawn to a specific area of life. Whether called to BE an Accountant, Angel Goddess, Chef, Inventor, Coach, etc. one keeps going back to it. However, as each evolves and experiences life, how the desires are addressed changes and alters to reflect where each person is now in their life.
Our roots may spread from the base. They may spread far from the base. They may latch onto something magnificent and yet... they all come back to the center, which of course is you.
What do you keep going back to?
I hearted on this... YES, hearted vs. thought.
Inspring and empowering others that has been the common factor for decades. Waaaay back in 7th grade I said I wished to be a psychologist. I ended up at court reporting school, so obviously did not listen to the whisperings of my heart instead listened to a guidance counselor who had no clue.
Another story for another time.
However, I did attend college for few years with the intention of psychology. This was a good 15 years after high school. I went back to my roots of helping others. I still didn't complete that program, but rather studied a bevy of other ways to listen, inspire and empower others. I circled back, but since I had evolved quite a bit since 7th grade, the catalyst to help others also morphed. Becoming a truer reflection of who I am and how I wish to live. I trained in Soul Coaching™ and various forms of healing modalities and Angel Chatter was born.
Where do your roots lay?
Our roots may go all over the place and yet they still lovingly lead back to us, the center. We may seemingly go off track, but is it really?
Each journey, each segue contributes to who each person BEcomes. For each life adventure then becomes a memory, as an emotion is stored that feeds the soul. As always it is up to each soul how to act, react and process each journey.
Is it always easy? Oh how I wish! Are they all meant to be savored like a fine wine? I'd hazard a guess and say a big fat ol' NO!
However, each does lay the groundwork to how we BEcome of service. Whether it is through a bonafide business, or helping a friend in need, writing a book, crafting beautiful art, accounting, medicine, law, etc.
Again I ask you, what are your roots? What do you keep circling back to?
The strength lies in the roots
As each soul steps into more of honoring who they are, more begins to fall into place for them.
Why? Because they are honoring, truly honoring who they are and why they are here. The have begun the dance of Self Love. Through that waltz, loves triumphs and reigns true.
We are circled by those that love and honor us. That power that is longed for but often pushed away. Just as the flower and foliage is thriving around this tree in the midst of rubble, we too can thrive in the midst of chaos when we stand tall and love us for who we are.
Life really is a wild ride, isn't it? We are expected to grow, prosper, be healthy and loving all the while stuff happens around us. Remember, YOU, each and every one of us is the calm in the center of the storm.
Stand tall in your loving power and others will wish to emulate you.
There appears to be great upheaval right now. Great upheaval not only globally, but it has trickled down to personal lives as well.
These are questions I've been pummeled with in just the past couple of weeks from clients, students and customers at shows.
This made me stop, ponder and ask The Gang.
WHAT is going on?
While it may seem everything is out to stop, thwart and/or control your every move. It is really far from the truth...or is it?
Of course it is the truth if you allow it to BE so and accept it as outside sources are out to get you.
However, remember, ALL is an illusion and sometimes a quiet breather is all we need to step back and allow ourselves to actually see what is going on. Here are some of the common culprits of this wonky energy:
Too Much IS going on
There is simply too much on our plate. We are that circus act of plate juggling and something must stop the nonsense.
Easier said than done at times, I get this, so bear with me.
I'm no different. Countless shows throughout the year to Inspire and Empower returning clients, new clients, introducing new great products (or hopefully great), etc. Private weekends. Orders, Family, wedding... well you get the idea... all the time attempting to maintain a sense of balance.
However, when I pulled back recently in meditation and asked
Why is it so easy to inspire and empower more?
I got amazing answers. Time to cut back on the show circuit. We LOVE doing shows, but they are tiring and sometimes it can get take a day or two or even three to fully recuperate. This of course leaves us drained with little energy to accomplish much. Feelings of being overwhelmed can become all consuming and can easily slip into a black hole where one just desires to pull the blankets over one's head and hide...for a long time.
However, chatting with Big Mike and using his mighty sword to cut through the crap of what is not needed is more than liberating. Clearing house of the highest order. Not just the stuff, but addressed our product line. We discontinued over six products and not one person has noticed. Not one. Those products were sapping energy and not allowing The New to come forward.
Time to Pull Back, Ask, Listen and Act.
I know, I know, it's extremely easy to fall into the depths of despair (thank you Anne of Green Gables for that phrase) and at times the event warrants the slip to allow one to figure out what is going on. So we can acknowledge, love and heal on ourselves. By going deep we can go higher than ever before.
However, since at heart many of us can be Drama Queens, is it really that dire?
Often times not. This is the prime time to chat with Sandalphon and do two things:
- Get Outside. Literally. No matter the temperature, getting outside for a minimum of 30 minutes can be a tremendous balm for the soul. This simple act of changing up the view that we see switches up our mental faculties and can offer different insights. It's one of the many reasons I LOVE my laptop - my office changes within a moment's notice; by the fireplace, at the kitchen table, actually in the office or out on the balcony to soak up the songs of nature while I work. It's extremely expansive and mind shifting.
- Think Outside the Box. One of my favorite current quotes is by Albert Einstein: Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. How true! IF you are focusing on your desires and they aren't working out as expected, use the Askfirmations:
Why is it so easy to make this better?
Why is it so easy to know the next best steps for me?
Why is it so easy to shift the energy in my favor?
By using the Askfirmations and chatting with Sandalphon, The Angel of Grounding, you BEcome more in your body and can better notice the signs they are offering you to help propel you even further than ever before.
Give it a try.
This is indeed a biggy for us all. How often we live to serve and leave us in an exhausted heap at the end of the day? I know I can be a big ol' pile of mush watching something on Netflix as dribble starts emerging. Bottom line, it ain't pretty.
However, on those days I take the time to nourish my soul, magic happens. I take time to walk Gabi deep into the woods so she can go swamping. I set my intention prior to stepping a foot out the door of what I would like clarity on and let go. As we meander, all sorts of yummy things come to BE.
Taking time for self; the luxurious bubble bath (you now know this is one of my all time favorites), the walk in nature, an exercise class, something, anything you are doing for you gives back to you. I truly cannot stress this enough. You must do this regularly (once a quarter is sooo not regularly).
Why so important? Because you matter. You deserve to BE recognized and loved upon. When you do this, the universe likewise recognizes your energy shift and you begin to be treated with more love, respect and recognition.
As our soul is rejuvenating the cobwebs are taken away. We are saying, YES I need help! We begin to allow more to come in the forms of assistance, ideas and more. Shifts happen and happen more easily, effortlessly and yes joyfully.
Is it always rosy and sunshine?
Of course not. Life does go up and down and it's recognizing the differences that can allow you to take advantage, yes I did just say take advantage, of the dips.
By allowing yourself to go deep you can better see what is triggering the dip. Then chatting with Raphael (Angel of Healing) for healing, Chamuel (Angel of Self Love) for Self Love, Zadkiel (Angel of Transmutation) for clearing and lastly Azrael (Angel of Transition) to transcend this gap and leave behind what does not serve you, magic can and does often happen.
It's listening to your soul and acknowledging its truth. It's listening to you soul and allowing love to enter and take hold. It's listening to your soul and know it's time to BE you.
I look forward to reading your responses below!
Spring is the rebirthing time April 18 2018
Spring is my favorite season. It may have to do with that is the season I was born into and yet who knows.
What I do know is that I get giddy every single spring when life begins anew. To give witness to the plants coming back after a long hibernation. To hear the birds singing their chorus each and every day upon awakening. To see all the various shades of green as each tree and bush comes to life. To have my senses awaken and drink in the new.
What a metaphor Spring is for us. To take this time of regeneration, renewal and rebirth to focus on what matters to us. To allow ourselves some slack that we are indeed far from perfect and it's time we stop pretending we are. To allow this time to refocus on what matters to us; what exactly are our dreams and how can we now better manifest them into this reality.
I just had this kind of chat this morning on one of Gabi's and my magical walks through the woods near our home.
We had some big storms barrel through in the past week and since today is rather sunny and much warmer off to the woods it was for us. Besides, Gabi hadn't gone swamping in a few days and was letting me know...
As we entered, there is a typical spot where we stop and Gabi refreshes her self with a light stroll through the water. Today was no different. What was different is that instead of jumping into the woods there, I was told to go back stay on the main trail.
For once I listened immediately.
Back to the main trail; however, there is a spot that has quick access to the stream we typically walk with and the water way is currently so swollen we were at least 30' away from the trail and still standing in water!
We then backed up yet again and headed straight to the river. While the photo may seem unremarkable at first glance. Look closely, the river is so swollen that she is up a good five feet. Now, one could walk in (do not recommend as the tide was moving quickly). Typically one has to jump down to the shoreline.
The river is very pregnant you might say and swollen as women tend to get prior to birth.
Taking the Road Less Traveled
Okay, this trail is obviously a trail, but we had to divert a few times due to the river cascading onto the trails. Higher ground was the answer. Gabi and I both reveled in the birth of all the flowers and wildlife in the area. In fact we ran into another goddess who had just seen a wild turkey!
As we meandered on this mostly dry trail we were able to relax a bit (although Gabi was perturbed that there was no off leashing done today.) and to stop and literally smell the flowers, see the birds dancing on the river and to use the metaphor to enjoy the journey and not race to the finish line. Trust me, there is no medal for getting done first in this thing call life unless you consider death medal worthy. Enjoy the journey and all of its twists and turns!
The journey continues
As we meandered across the forest still hearing the river dancing in the distance the idea came in that we are all going through a pregnancy of sorts at this time. What are we gestating?
Bottom line, where is our energy focused? Is it on lack? Then more lack will show itself. Is it on new projects (so guilty here, more books, jewelry designs and aromatherapy). Is it taking that proverbial leap and know we shall be caught? Guilty here too as we just finished planning a real vacation at the end of this year; first one in a good five years.
I ponder this pregnancy thing along this trail and gave myself a good talking to on what I was birthing as compared to what I want to BE birthing. Some were the same and some vasty different. I suggest you have the same kind of conversation with yourself.
This IS the Year of Love. The more we can love on ourselves the more we shall love life. This is not a selfish act by any means, but recognizing our desires, our dreams and needs and giving ourselves permission to create and receive them into a full blown manifestation.
There are so many ways to love on yourself; a walk in the woods - shocker I know that I even mention this one, taking a class just because, taking time out to journal and allow our minds to wander on our baby. Writing down these kinds of ideas and giving ourselves permission to BE to deepen our energy to that baby not only amps up the energy surrounding that creation, but offers details on the physical manifestation of it in your life.
We finally finished the trails and came back to the main path to head towards home. We passed by a few rather large puddles only to see babies! Yes there are tadpoles birthing in puddles! I find this extremely cool that the metaphor came full circle or better yet manifestation. Think about it:
- The swollen river representing pregnancy
- The journey and how the path is rarely truly straight
- And finally the birth of babies.
All it takes to manifest your desires, in the form of energy is the allowing the process to happen. Allow yourself the time to dream, imagine and feel it happening. Allow yourself to receive, in other words, know you are worthy to receive all that is desired.
Remember, there is truly never a perfect time to have a human baby. There always seems to be bills to be paid off, things to acquire, etc. before it's ready for Baby. Likewise, there is really never a perfect time to take time for yourself because there is always something that seems to be calling louder and requiring our attention. Like dishes. Or ironing. Or errands. Or...
Except YOU ought to be first and foremost at all times. Take some time during the remainder of this moon phase to focus on your dreams.
What to Do
Take that time, that precious (Oh I'm sooo busy time) and make it yours. Remember, if you don't take yourself seriously, nobody else will.
Keep a journal nearby. Write in said journal. Make categories if need be.
Take time to dream. Rome wasn't built in a day. A baby isn't born overnight. These babies of ours need nurturing. These babies need coddling. These babies need thought so we can live our dreams as we desire.
Aren't you worth it?
I think so as does Chamuel, the Angel of Self Love. We all could love ourselves more to allow what is desired to be born.
Here's to you.
Five Things to Know About Working with Archangels April 12 2018 1 Comment
As our lives seem to getting busier and busier, it becomes easier and easier to lose touch with the archangels, angels, The Gang.
By the time we realize it has slipped away, we forget how to get it back and keep it. Let's chat....
Step One - Relax.
I know, I know, so much easier said than done, but you know I am right. The more you focus on something, anything, the slippery it seems to get to the conclusion let alone an opening to step through.
It's through relaxing the mind that the body follows suit. How to relax? There are certainly a plethora of ways:
- Meditation. Just start with five minutes before you jump out of bed. Five minutes giving THANKS for what is currently in your life will not only help to jumpstart your day, but open countless doors.
- Exercise. Whether it is a walk in the woods, yoga, kick boxing, tai chi, etc. Your mind takes a small break thus allowing you to BE more present. Remember, it is in the State of BEing that miracles happen.
- Create. Whenever I get in full blown creative mode; writing, gardening, sewing, and/or needlework my mind shuts up. Why? I'm using a not frequent used part of my brain. I'm focusing and having fun in the process vs. the outcome. (OH, get that message? Enjoy the journey!) Many of you have seen the Christmas Stockings I make annually for friends and family. The same love goes into the gardens, perhaps more only because I am in the dirt longer collectively than when I'm in threads and yarns. It doesn't matter the act of what can get you to realign, but engage in it so you can relax.
Remember, it's really any activity you participate in that can hush the mind. The more you engage in this activity, the more the mind can rest thus allowing you to BE.
Step Two - ASK
True, who hasn't asked for their help and claim they have heard nada.
Me too at times. HOWEVER, I will admit that in those times I am upset about something and my mind just won't shut up for more than a nano-second. I ask. I ask. I ask and get zippo. Which of course is really not the case, but feels like it.
One of the ways I've learned to ask is this:
Be specific about what you wish them to help with. Then give the archangels a deadline of when you want an answer. For example,
A few years back I was in a very whiny mood. Very whiny. Was I really suppose to be doing this work? Was I really here to help inspire and empower folks around the world? (no small task, right?) I mean I wasn't seeing things take off. I wasn't this or that. I was whining pure and simple.
I was out walking Gabi and chatting with The Gang. I told them as such and I demanded a sign from them. The sign had to be clear. The sign had to be angelic (after all I am chatting with them, right?). I had to receive it by Sunday. I figured in the four days it took to get to Sunday, my mood would shift and I'd probably forget my request.
Well each day starting with Thursday I was on the lookout; Was THAT the sign? or WAS THAT it? or... Well you get the idea.
By the time Saturday afternoon rolled around I had softened the grip of 'signs'.
Sunday morning our youngest texted me at screenshot of what was being aired on TV at the moment.
Every single show, including the ads, had the word angels in it.
Think I got my sign, eh?
Relax, ask and
Third Step - Allow
Ohhhh, this is probably the most difficult for us humans to grasp and implement. For some bizarre reason we think allowing someone to assist us is a form of weakness.
Including the angels.
I get it. I had that mentality as well for a bit plus you add my control freak tendencies on top of that, it's just not a good combo.
However, I have learned!
We've had some beautiful goddesses helping out at shows in those rare times my honey can't assist in person. As long as I am methodical in my explanations and tips to make their lives easier - it's done to my satisfaction and beyond and I've gotten help! I've allowed the assistance.
Allowing help is not a weakness. It is actually a strength!
Allowing another, even if it comes in the form of a winged and haloed 'person' helps you actually get more out of life from joy, love, health and yes even those mundane tasks to the more pertinent; jobs, etc.
It is a way to relax. That's not to say you kick back while they do all the work. Oh no! It's assigning a task and being proactive on something you can do with greater joy.
Step Four - Accept
Now you may think Allow and Accept are one in the same thing. They actually are not. They certainly overlap, but allowing does not always mean you accept the help.
It's the ol' asking someone to wash the dishes and allowing it. THEN going back and washing them to your satisfaction later. You really haven't allowed anything. You are not fooling anyone and in fact you most likely hurt that person's feelings and lowered their self esteem (which of course is not your intention) and made more work for yourself!
It's allowing the archangels loving wisdom in and accepting it. Remember, the archangels will NEVER tell you are unworthy for anything. They warn you. They guide you. They are here to serve you and only you.
Everything they do comes from love. Everything they do is integrity filled. True, humor may be thrown in for good measure; works quite well on me - gets my attention every time.
Accept their suggestions. It comes in all sorts of ways; through a friend's mouth, through a song, numbers, inspired ideas that you just can't let go and more.
So listen and act upon those juicy inspirational ideas you will certainly be getting.
Step Five - Wait
Did I just actually tell you to wait? Yep, sure did. It's in the waiting timeframe that all your senses can come alive. You BEgin to hear with great clarity, not just the surface message, but the underlying meaning.
You BEgin to see. You give witness to life that is surrounding you; a child's laughter, the butterfly dancing in the breeze, the dew on a blade of grass and much more. Colors BEcome more alive and surpass your comfortable spectrum of colors.
You BEgin to sense more. You know without a doubt when something needs to get done. You understand another's life without judgment and are present to hold space for them.
You BEgin to feel more. You awaken each morning with a smile and a note of gratitude before the day has begun.
All of your senses rise to a higher level of sensitivity which of course allows you to better see, hear, know, feel when the archangels are chatting with you. For once you BEgin to chat and work with the archangels, life is truly never the same. It just gets better and better and better.
Will you relax, ask, allow, accept and receive?
It's that time again, Mercury is doing is figuratively dance backwards in retrograde.
While often times all things electronic can go haywire, it can also greatly contribute to miscommunications with others.
Let's take it a step further in this Year of Love (2018); miscommunication with self.
How often do you tell yourself little white lies?
If you like the rest of us; fairly often. We all do things such as:
- You brush your feelings aside when you are hurt.
- You say it's OK, when it really isn't
- You keep going even when you are exhausted at the expense of your health. Why? Because it needs to get done.
- You can get those flurries in the solar plexus chakra when challenged and quickly back down; saying you'll address this later and later never shows up.
- Eat on the run; knowing that nothing eaten on the run is healthy either the food itself or for your digestive ease.
And so on.
Why do we do these things?
Bottom line, we wished to be liked, honored and most importantly loved. Even if that means we dis-honor ourselves. It's that innate craving that all humans desire; love. We even tell ourselves things such as 'If I wear this or that, I'm popular.' or 'If I make this kind of salary, I'll be honored and respected.' or ' If I'm thin, .... blah blah blah.' Well you can see where this is going. We've all done it and may still do to varying degrees.
It's time to stop that practice. It's not healthy for you or any other relationship you are in; love, social, health, food, etc. By telling yourself these little white lies, you attract things you don't really desire; unfaithful relationships, a body that you don't like being in, beautiful clothes purchased but left hanging in the closet.
Thank you Mercury!
We've got some really great energies going on at this moment; Mercury doing its dance and the last Blue Moon until 2020.
Take advantage of this very, very special time and chat with yourself. What are some of things that pop up in your heart (Raphael's chakra designation) that are not a true reflection of you?
Perhaps it is time to go through your closet with a fine eye and discerning hand.
Perhaps it is time to go through the pantry and be rid of those foods that are dulling your energy vs. fueling your power.
Perhaps it is time to go through your various relationships and admit the ones that are draining you. In other words toxic. All relationships, in general fuel each person involved in it. Each relationship wavers as to who is 'leading', but in general it is a 50/50 blend of love; no matter if a friend, social media friend, family and most importantly your beloved.
In fact, a very dear friend and I have reconnected after ten years! Ten Years! We couldn't be happier. Who knows why we lost touch. That is immaterial. But she reached out and we haven't stopped chatting since. She is a friend of the highest caliber; she likes - no loves me for me - not what I may or may not do for her (that is under the toxic relationship arena).
The list and categories in your life can be longer than your arm. So this assignment via Raphael is not meant to overwhelm, but perhaps entice you to see what pops up that is ready to move on. This assignment is designed to empower you via letting go of something you don't desire thus allowing you to love yourself more.
A more empowering YOU. A soul who is beginning to understand the power of Love Towards Self. A soul who is more confidently walking their talk with their head held high.
You can now thank Mercury.
What is your dream? March 20 2018
Who hasn't had one while sleeping?
Those aren't the kind I'm talking about today. The dreams I'm talking about are those that can keep you up at night. Those dreams that can have you smile just thinking about it. Those dreams that can have you closing your eyes and sighing.
How it Started
As many of you know, I grew up on the Eastern Shore. Lower Delaware to be exact. I loved the peace, the slow pace and of course the pristine beaches. In fact we started our living experience on the beach as our home wasn't ready inland. My parents took the road less traveled and we lived at the beach for five months. During the school year, we drove 30+ miles one way to get to school and the 30+ miles return home. I spent the afternoons at our local library while my dad finished his job and picked me up. We talked and sang the way home.
It was magical beyond magical.
We dried out pinecones during the winter months to make a Christmas wreath that graced our front door during the holidays for years.
We walked the beaches off season.
We ventured down to the boardwalk after the storm had passed to witness the fury of the waves.
We loved it and I certainly held it close to my heart for decades and in many ways still do as I am getting teary just remembering those five little months.
The Dream Becomes a Reality
Fast forward many years. I graduated high school; went to college for court reporting (shocker I know if you didn't already know this), moved away from my parent's home, got married, moved again, had children.
Well you get the drift.
We were living in Massachusetts at the time, but the Cape wasn't good enough for us! Noooooo, we had to drive 9+ hours south to go to the Eastern Shore Beaches! It was all an adventure while we visited family, relaxed on the beach and enjoyed crab feasts to the fullest.
We wanted to have a piece of the pie.
Within a few years, we were blessed to find the perfect place for us. It was in the old part of town which allowed our children to be 'big people' and walk into town to get milk or other sundries on a whim. They loved their independence and once again we loved the easier pace.
We spent many a summer there. Our children grew and obtained summer jobs. They moved on, but still came back for long or short visits. It was home away from home.
We eventually moved full time to the island of Chincoteague. It became our true refuge from the world as we pulled back and re-evaluated what we wanted from this thing called life. We pampered our home; installing new windows, doors, hardware, painted and I immersed myself in all things Angel Chatter and the gardens. We lived there; my husband, Gabi and the two small lions (aka cats) for four years.
Dreams Can Change
We moved off island about 1.5 years ago. We love the New Digs; it's close to nature. This allows Gabi and me to go swamping and wandering in the woods near the river whenever we desire which is almost daily.
The area we now live is congested; no denying that, but where we actually live offers great solace, creativity and expansion. All who enter our home comment on it. We love it.
As we continued to venture to the island, it was becoming a chore. The connection that drove us there was wilting. Times are changing and we aren't crazy about the direction of how it all feels any more.
The decision came to pull out. We thought long and hard on it. Having moved quite a bit over our 30+ year marriage, we know that utopia is where you make it; and this wasn't ours any more. It was time to practice what we preach and bring more balance into our life by having only one living space. As we drove down last week in separate cars to the place that I called home for close to 50 years now felt indifferent to me.
We made plans with a realtor. We boxed up the treasures that are to stay with us. We filled two cars to the brim with more to get at a later date. We cried a bit reminiscing at the amazing memories shared in this house (notice I am no longer calling it home). Memories are always close by; in your heart. We know this. We have cards sent to us by friends and family who stayed with us, or without us, over the years. Those we will take to continue to remember. I dug up plants that wanted to stay with me and are already safely planted in the ground across The Bay.
It did not escape either of us that this weekend happened over the New Moon just past. I did a new moon ritual on Saturday night and chatted away with Auriel, the Lunar Angel. I shared what I know and asked for her to better illuminate the right path for not only me, Angel Chatter, my family, but all who read this.
The New is Ushering In
What is in store next? Who knows. What we do know is that it was time to move off island. What we do know is that love is where you plant yourself. What we do know is there is a crispness in the air and once again we have taken a Leap knowing The Gang is catching us before we fall as we say YES to us and what we are here to do.
This goes for you as well. It's time to take a Leap of Faith. It's time to say YES to you.
What are you an emissary of? March 15 2018
The very word emissary can be defined as:
"A person sent on a special mission,
usually diplomatic in nature."
Now not many, if any, of us reading this brilliant blog are a government official in the diplomatic corps.
However, each one of us is an emissary!
Each one of us is an emissary for we represent our mission, our path, our calling throughout our life. Not only represent, but how we demonstrate it, live it, honor it.
In other words, how we ARE.
What are you an emissary of?
If I reflect over my life and the things that I have been constant about over the 50+ plus I've been on this blue ball, it is about helping others. It is about empowering others. It has been ultimately about Love, reminding others to LOVE themselves first and foremost (Thanks Chamuel).
Think over your life. Now this is a big question and one that could take some time to unwind.
Has your life been about healing? Either yourself or others or both? You are about helping others, specifically yourself to not only heal the proverbial boo-boo, but the mental, emotional and yes spiritual. It's through healing one's self that they can better assist another. Why? For they have truly been there and done that. Does it mean that you must go through a situation in order to help others heal? Of course not. This would be an Emissary of Healing.
Has you life been about unveiling the truth? Whether it is setting history straight or divining an essence to help others? As an example, many historical fiction books are not really fiction, but rather more accurate accounts of what happened. Many are not prepared to read it as truth, so the author has played with fictional characters to get the truth out there in an entertaining way. This would be an emissary of Truth.
Are you perhaps easily swayed by fluff and inadvertently knocking down others (yourself included at times). What is it that you are hiding or running away from? How does this teach others to stand in their truth? This, unfortunately, is an example of an Emissary of Avoidance. This kind of scenario requires some deeper thinking, exploring of the heart to unveil what has been hidden.
Hopefully these three examples can start to whet your appetite and open up to the various possibilities.
How can you BE a better emissary to yourself?
In a nutshell, BE. I know, I know, much easier said than done at times.
We had our bi-weekly Facebook LIVE for students of The Authorization Course last night and some were having difficultly in meditating with a specific angel.
"I'm trying, but can't tap into their energy."
That's the key right there - try
Advice? STOP trying and BE. It is when stillness surrounds you that the mind can stop. In fact just this week, I hit the proverbial wall and desperately needed a nap. I did listen, but even if my body decides to stop, the mind keeps going at Mach 5. On that particular day a window was open in our bedroom and The Gang had me listen.
I heard the heat click on.
I heard our cats purring as they snuggled close.
I heard Gabi sigh as she relaxed.
I heard the music of our windchimes dance in the breeze and even noticed the various notes as it played its song.
I noticed my breathing.
I heard a plane fly overhead.
My brain stopped and I slept for 1.5 hours.
I was in the energy of BEing. I was in the moment of now and not thinking of the past or certainly of the things I should be doing at that particular moment.
Easier said than done, but entirely possible.
Other Ways to enter the State of BEing
As many of you know, I'm a BIG supporter of yoga. Finding the right class and teacher can do wonders not only for your psyche, but offer profound moments of BEing. Not just in the coveted final act - corpse pose, but throughout your entire practice. It helps to still the mind, open the heart and allows you to walk through the door of stillness.
Did I just say eat? I sure did. However, and you knew it was coming, to not eat in front of the TV or on the run. Eat whatever food you are eating consciously. Enjoy it, savor it, feel it nourish your soul. There are two categories of food; one that nourishes and one that dulls. Both can have its place; it truly all depends on your mission at the moment. For example, pancakes are hardly nourishing but oh so yummy; however, I thoroughly enjoy them on Sunday night after a long show weekend. Why? They help me sleep. Likewise, if I have a busy day ahead, no pancakes for me!
Whatever you chose, chose wisely.
You knew it would show up! Yes meditation in itself is a form of BEing and will greatly help to remind you what you are here to do and how and why. Begin practicing which can lead more to BEcoming a constant flow of meditation and BEing.
Relax. Breathe. BE.
If you are really in a quandary of what your mission is, chat with Metatron while in meditation. One of Metatron's many duties is to help all souls unleash and live and experience their soul's mission in this life.
Any form that gets you out of your mind and into the act.
Each form helps to program the mind to still as you focus on the act at hand.
Anything you create from jewelry design to coloring can apply and go under the umbrella of BEing. Don't you dare tell me you are not creative! Every single person has creative juices within. Time to let go of 'It's not good enough to hang in the Louvre' and time to simply have fun.
Take the above examples and add on as you feel guided. As each one makes a more permanent impact in your life, you begin to BE throughout the day vs. running around putting out fires.
Each act builds upon itself. You better understand it doesn't have to be about sitting still. The act can be intricately involved in movement as well and be just as powerful.
As each act builds, becomes integrated, your soul remembers. It craves it and through that craving, you BEcome the emissary you are destined to be.
As always I look forward to reading your thoughts below.
2018 - The Year of The Dog February 20 2018
We did it!
We launched into another new year - this time via the Chinese calendar. We have now officially entered The Year of The Dog.
What does Dog bring to the table?
When you think of dogs in general, what comes to mind? Often times the characteristics and energy of:
What a perfect reminder in this Year of Love!
How so? Take those prominent dog traits and apply them to yourself.
Loyalty and dogs
How loyal are you to well, YOU? How well do you stay true to yourself and your dreams?
Yes, yes, yes, life can get busy through a variety of adventures; illness, family, moving, etc. However the constant is you. Some things may get put on hold for a bit.
Take me for example, some of you may know from my book, that I announced I wished to be a psychologist in 7th grade. That is how strong my call was (and still is) to help others. It played into my empathic abilities (now that I know what that means - for I certainly didn't in 7th grade!) This is what I wanted to do and felt strongly about it.
Until 10th grade. THEN my guidance counselor told me I would be a great, great mind you, court reporter! Seriously? Court reporting? Since she was in the position of authority, I listened. Off I went to court reporting school.
I hated it.
Became an administrative assistant. While I enjoyed the work and most of the people, I was bored out of my mind in so many levels. I found myself the one they would come back to to 'dump' their woes for I listened and offered advice as best I could.
I got married. I then turned this gift towards our children, friends and beyond.
FINALLY, I snapped back and started in earnest my studies in this field. I BEcame loyal to myself once more and I will never look back again.
Uriel, The Angel of Safety, is the perfect blend of safety and loyalty. Being safe to be you is the primary focus for the rest of your life.
Friendship and dogs
Of course dogs are 'Man's Best Friend' and anyone who knows or has met Gabi knows this from this very special Yogi Dog.
She teaches ALL to not only see through any color, race, sex and age barrier, but reminds me daily to BE my best friend.
We go on our magical walks in the woods. She gets to go swamping and have a blast and I get to meander and chat with those 'not seen'. During these walks, sans phone (unless I am snagging pictures) I re-discover me and realize I create my reality through thoughts, acts and the essence of BEing my best friend.
Sandalphon, The Angel of Grounding, is my go to angel here. Not only reminding us both how great we feel once we have been for our walk, but that beautiful message of BEing my best friend.
Love and dogs
Now I understand you are either a dog person or not. There are very few in the gray area of ambivalence, so bear with me.
Dogs, in general convey and exert that beautiful phrase that I can't stand:
Love is LOVE. There are no conditions when it comes to love. Think of it this way; if you have a dog, have they ever made you feel less than? Okay if you haven't played with them, or taken them for a walk, you can get the look. That's not what I am talking about.
Dogs love you for YOU. They are giddy when you return home, even if it's been only an hour or two. Dogs are great for snuggling. Dogs are great for breaking the minutia of day to day. Their love for you is pure. They hold up the mirror to you daily and pretty much shout out -
Dogs challenge us to be who they know we are. Uriel is my go to angel in this arena with that never ending reminder that we are safe to BE us.
Chamuel, The Angel of Self Love, is hands down to go to angel here. She is always present with reminders of eating properly, the perfect clothes (not outfit, but clothes that make me look better), sleep, and all those glorious acts of self love that can be performed daily.
Protection and Dogs
I hardly need protection from Gabi's Bear, but that's all I got since she is such a gentle soul.
However, there have been incidents where I felt challenged or uncomfortable. Without a doubt, she rose to the occasion and put me first. She stood between me and them. Even most recently I encountered some unusual energy in the woods. Gabi felt it and I have never seen her move so quickly at the end of our walk to get out.
How does this relate to us? Be listening. By heeding those thoughts, no matter how silly or ridiculous we may feel in the moment. Just because you can't see the danger of 'it' doesn't mean it is not there.
You are intuitive. Listen, not just for protective purposes, but in all arenas of your life.
Michael, The Angel of Protection, is of course who I call upon and hope you do as well in any situation that makes you feel uneasy. I know I did that day in the woods and felt him pushing us along with his back as he watched behind us for what was there.
Faithfulness and Dogs
Without a doubt, Gabi is my constant companion and steadfast guide. One could say she is an angel with fur and honestly I couldn't disagree. I've learned more from her than some of the 'best teachers'.
She teaches me to have faith in the future and myself.
Keep the faith - goes back to phase one - Loyalty to Self. If one is loyal to self, all else falls into place much easier for the is no charade. There is no mask. There is no anything. If you are true to you, all must come to fruition that you are here to do.
There isn't just one angel for this category I chat with. I chat with the entire Gang on a regular basis for they all impact and support my life with them and through them. It just depends on the day and project (even or especially if that project is me) on who shows up leading the pack.
This is The Year of the Loving Dog. How's that for a combo phrase?
This is the Year for YOU. How to better BE you? It's time to sign up for The Authorization Course and begin your journey in earnest back to you and be proud of who you are and why you are here.
You ARE What You Think February 13 2018 1 Comment
The Basics of Law of Attraction.
The Law of Attraction is not a new phenomena. We’ve been bombarded with phrases such as:
Even those not born into the Law of Attraction, know its value. Here are some of my favorite quotes from NON Law of Attractioners:
Let me repeat, The Law of Attraction is not a new phenomena.
The sharing of quotes could be an entire site or blog post, but they may offer none or little value unless you can better understand the essence behind it all. Have you ever thought anything and it manifested?
- It could have been a friend/family member calling
- It could have been being fired from a job
- It could have been the manifestation of your true love
- It could have been having someone talk bad about you
- It could have been...
Your thoughts hold great power. Any time our minds wander to a situation; whether it be real or imagined or wishful thinking, we are setting in motion its existence. Whether it is to wallow in the past and the shoulda’s, woulda’s and coulda’s, it doesn’t matter. We get stuck in that energy and perpetuate those kinds of situations continuing and life unfortunately will never get better.
In fact that line of thinking has been known to bring on frowns, tears, copious amounts of overeating, frustration, yelling and ultimately illness and/or isolation. True there is another saying, misery loves company. Notice I am not giving it power by highlighting or bolding or centering it; it was bad enough for it to go in italics. it may be fun to slam, wallow together and play the Jealousy Game with others as compatriots. We’ve all done it at some point.
However, I realized it got me nowhere. Absolutely NOWHERE. How was this ascertained? I never, repeat NEVER, walked away from those conversations feeling uplifted. In fact, the opposite happened! I felt depleted!
Any communication that was shared was stuck in the same sort of wallowing. The cast of characters may have changed depending on the group, the topics may have changed, but wallowing it was. We might as well have sung the old children's diddie ~ Oh Woe is me, nobody loves me, everybody hates me, guess I’ll go eat worms.
Nobody likes me, everybody hates me
Guess I'll go eat worms!
Big fat juicy ones
Eensie weensy squeensy ones
and so on...
Not very productive, wouldn’t you say? Funny, temporarily, but never empowering.
Wallow vs. ?
At that point, and honestly couldn’t tell you when it happened, it just did. I broke the record and decided, actively decided NO MORE. If I wanted a life filled with more happiness, love, joy, wealth, true friends (who would support me and call me on the carpet when needed), the Wallow Recording had to go.
It was an active choice. A hard choice. A choice I second guessed a few times, but stuck with.
Wallowing Not Allowed became a personal motto. I would go and be sad when my grandparents died. I would be sad when my dad went to the hospital with his own Elephant Adventure (heart attack). I would be sad when this or that would occur. BUT I would not stay there and begin to own it or better put I would not allow it to own me.
I refused to allow wallowing to BEcome part of me. The choice to BE was stronger.
I would instead acknowledge that this required my attention. Certainly I miss my grandparents on a regular basis. When we retell as story, I see a photo of them in my office, when we watch the ants play baseball (another family pastime), but I realize those are memories that still serve me well. I have chosen to hold onto those that bring me joy and hold my loved ones in my heart. While I may not be able to pick up the phone and chat away with them, I can and still do pretty much daily.
What do you chose?
Choices are presented and made through each and every day. This ought to come as no surprise to you.
- A choice to be moody or uplifted.
- A choice to BE or scattered.
- A choice to exercise or not.
- A choice to put that oreo in your mouth or that apple. Both crunchy, but ... maybe I’ll chose BOTH! ;)
An opportunity to make a choice varies from moment to moment and every situation for which we are presented. The Gang, the angels, has asked me to write about this very thing and their insistence has come from social media posts to clients AND customers urging me to write. So here goes.
Basic Philosophy of Your Thoughts Become Reality
Think about what kinds of choices you have made in the past that didn’t serve you well. Can you see how your thoughts created it? Even if you can only think of one incident, that is enough to get the ball rolling. Likewise, can you think of an event that occurred that you dwelt upon, the juicy kind of event? Can you see see how you also created that event?
If not, try this one on:
Have you ever noticed on the days you wake up refreshed and excited about life that so much seems to go your way?
On those days I am soooo tapped in, turned on, that nothing gets in my way. Clients come out of the woodwork, requests for shows are offered and I really do write prose that is easily understood and absorbed. I have energy out the wazoo, akin to five cappuccinos and the world is my oyster and have pearls to prove it. Everything was truly done with ease, joy and love. NO effort needed.
On the flip side of the coin, have you noticed on those days when you wake up that it feels like a dark cloud is hanging over you and gets drearier as the day progresses?
On those days, it's almost best to set restart, pull the covers over your head and zip the mouth shut for whatever comes out is misunderstood. You think folks are cursing you left and right. The world is out to get you and you have proof and names have been taken! On those days, have you ever noticed that you are also drained by day's end? It's exhausting to keep putting on the Brave Face, or Warrior Face or Sad Face. Exhausting I tell you!
In both scenarios we are supported in our thoughts; names, rank and serial numbers were provided. Actions to support our beliefs absorbed. In other words, we were validated no matter what we thought.
Hmmm... no matter what we thought, we were validated.
To BE vs. Not to BE… that is the question
Perhaps Shakespeare had it right all along.
It's always easier to BE. For in that essence of BEing you allow. When BEing, you are open to receiving all that is truly desired; wealth, love, joy, health, friends and more. For this big shift in internal shifting, I call upon Angel Uriel, The Angel of Safety. He reminds of this very thing; it is safe for me to BE me.
BEing is a State of MEing. That’s a new phrase! In essence the State of Meing is when you are Just. BEing. Yourself. It really is easy to maintain. However, it is the road less travelled getting to that state. It may not be easy, depending on how much you connect with non-BEing.
No matter what one says, all yearn to BE. They may call it whatever phrase or adjective that pops in, but all yearn to BE. The essence that has you shining like a rock star. The essence that has folks wondering what you do to glow like that. The essence that has life flowing for so much comes to you effortlessly.
I really can’t enforce this enough, but when you ARE BEing, no effort is needed.
- You have nothing to prove.
- You have nothing to apologize for.
- You can say YES and mean it.
- You can say NO and mean it.
You have chosen YOU.
When you chose you, your entire essence shifts. When you put YOU first, the facades that have been put up in order to get that giggle, be liked (or loved) begin to crumble. True you may be tired for a while; you’ve kept energy up for a very long time in order to attract that unsavory attention (while thinking it was a positive thing) while at the same time your soul was doing battle to keep that unsavory nonsense away as much as possible.
Once you consciously chose YOU, your terminology, inner and outer, begins to shift. The world does become a bit brighter. You find yourself waking up happier.
In fact, the angels wish to pass along this beautiful ritual for you to add each and every morning:
Upon awakening, without fail, connect with yourself.
Place your hands over your heart.
Feel that beautiful organ beat to its own drummer. It does nothing to impress another, it just does it own thing, it does what it came here to do. Feel it giving back to you every moment of your entire life.
Give gratitude for its existence.
Stay in repose and this loving connection for as little as five minutes. Let’s face it, it usually takes at least that long to wake up anyway, so this is a doable activity that can easily fit in your very busy schedule.
Why bother doing this?
Simply by giving gratitude for your beating heart, your day starts off with the energy of gratitude.
The Essence of Gratitude
Who knows, that gratitude may then seep into other areas of your life and you may find yourself being grateful for the roof over your head, the kitten snuggles, the sun or rain or snow (for each has its own innate beauty) and the list of gratitude could have you late for work! There are truly so many things, events, people, furpeople to be grateful for. You just may find yourself whistling as you go about your day you are BEcoming so happy!
This is the Law of Attraction as its very core. Gratitude begets more to enter to be grateful for.
I look forward to reading your insights below and feel free to share with your friends and family!
How to Cleanse Angel Cards February 07 2018 1 CommentThere are many ways to clear your tarot and oracle deck(s). Did you know the Angel Chatter Oracle Deck does not require clearing? Read on for more!
FIVE Things you can do to empower yourself spiritually February 02 2018
I am often asked how can I do this or that? The 'This' or 'That' implies to better embracing and owning one own’s spirituality.
It all starts with YOU.
It starts within.
It starts at the beginning.
Meditation doesn’t have to be an event that takes like FOREVA. An enlightening session can be as short as five minutes. It’s an easy practice to start, but can take a lifetime to master, but don’t let that hinder you! Meditation opens new horizons, instills stillness within, offers profound peace and leave.
It’s easy to start; call upon Archangel Michael, The Angel of Protection. As Big Mike enters the room, it may begin to feel a bit warmer; don’t be alarmed, it’s one of his signs. Having him to stand guard will you meditate helps to ascertain that all information you get during your meditation is clear and not muddled. This also helps the ego to go sit in the corner for a bit ... might as well give it the proverbial lollipop too.
Sit in a comfy place. Don't go into hyper drive of Am I doing this right? If you are comfy, that is all that matters. Seriously if you can't sit with feet firmly on the ground because you're more comfortable cross-legged, that is all you will think about. I want to cross my legs! or OOPS, I just crossed my legs, best put them flat on the floor. Just stop. BE comfy.
Now place your hands over your heart and listen to your heartbeat. This helps to slow your mind as well as offering you something to focus on. Your breath will naturally slow all resulting in you deepening you meditative state. Again, it doesn't matter which hand is on top.
Stay in this quiet moment that turns into moments. This connection helps you to connect with your heart; the birthplace of your soul. Once connected, allow yourself to remember this connection, this purity, this love. Revel in this moment. Embrace it.
This simple act begins to open doors and enhancing your spiritual side.
Step TwoGet outside. Take a walk on the wild side ... in nature!
Oh, leave that brilliant magical electronic device at home or in your pocket. NO walk will do you a bit of good if you are staring down at the screen. Besides, you might just trip over a tree root or something if you are too busy looking down.
I have gotten into the habit that whenever Gabi and I leave our home I present a situation that I would like clarity on. I start by asking Archangel Sandalphon as he oversees the Earthstar chakra and reminds me to BE more often which allows him and the other Gang Members to answer. My queries can run the gamut; something as inspiration for dinner to expanding on a new product/project idea to explaining something much deeper.
I then let go of that intention and allow to BEcome inspired.
We, Gabi and I, then have a blast as we go about our magical journey walks. Once we reach a certain spot in the woods, she is allowed off leash and free to romp and go swamping. This leaves me free to enjoy the moments with her. Experience that joy, silliness and BEing at peace.
Why at peace? I am centered; living through the energy of love and joy through Gabi. I am so focused on her that nothing else enters my mind at the moment. Those quite little moments of stillness open doors to answers. It’s in those moments my questions begin to unravel to allow answers to softly dance in. They dance in so softly that it is without a doubt a message from The Gang in response to my queries.
It’s feeling the ground beneath my feet that I become more centered, more grounded if you will. It’s feeling the sun’s warmth on my face that my heart lightens. At the moment we are in the midst of another Arctic blast and I can feel the chill course through my body waking up every cell. It’s glorious to feel alive! That essence only deepens my spiritual connection to the universe that surrounds us.
During our walks stillness creeps in. Life creeps in. Love creeps in. My connection to The Gang and God/Goddess strengthens and is fortified.
Give it a try.
Chose LOVE over FEAR
Unfortunately life does not always go according to plan. In fact, it rarely goes according to plan.
Every day is truly a new beginning. You can chose to dance in lower energies by whining, jumping in the unsavory, or by focusing on lack of whatever and wherever you feel lack in your life.
You can focus on Love. True, easier said than done… at times. However, no matter how low you feel life has become, there is always something there to be grateful for.
Here are some ‘normal’ ideas to whet your appetite and remind you how lovely your life really is.
- Love offered from another; social group, family member, friend
- A sunny day
- A home
- Shoes - one never has enough shoes!
- The ability to see what you already have and offer gratitude. Yep, snuck that one in there.
When we chose a higher vibration (Love), we automatically are choosing to see more of what we can have, BE, and do. Once seen, it’s hard to hide again. Once seen, it is heard. Once seen, it becomes easier to embrace and truly BE.
Choosing fear? Not so much. Let’s just say, you’ll get loads more of what you really don’t want. All the complaining the in world won’t change it. You must change from within and begin to see the beauty of life. The beauty? Only opens you to more of what spirit is offering you.
Chat with Jophiel. She is the Angel of Joy-Filled Power. She’ll be more than happy (pun intended) to put a smile on your face and remind you that you are your most powerful when in JOY.
This is not about taking the closest Zumba or kickboxing class. This is participating in a form of exercise that has a spiritual component such as Tai Chi or Yoga.
This is akin to walking outside and reconnecting with nature and all it offers regularly. However, most of yoga and Tai Chi classes are held inside and therefore one can’t use the excuse that it is cold or rainy in order to partake.
When beginning a more spiritually based form of exercise, one naturally slows down. It’s within that stillness that the heart speaks and speaks loudly. Ego is forced to sit in the corner with a lollipop. Why is that?
One simply cannot perform all those yoga poses with grace and ease! I’ve been known to fall over while attempting Crow. It wasn’t pretty, the class was concerned, but I just sat back and laughed. My worse fear was fulfilled; I fell.
Oh but the lesson! I got back up and am now slowly conquering Crow. One day I shall. In the meantime I am humbled and chuckle through the stumbling and teetering and who knows? Perhaps another fall awaits me.
I chat with Metatron on these days. He oversees the Soul Star chakra (about 6” above your head) and oversees your soul’s mission. I present to him a variety of things; how I wish to BE better is the most common theme. I ask that before class commences and by the time Savasana (corpse/relaxation pose) rolls around, I receive answers. My mind drifts. I allow myself to receive hearings from them. I gather to me insights and inspirations.
In one word? It’s magical.
Let’s face it, who doesn’t LOVE a good oreo cookie? (that’s my guilty dream of late). I don’t keep them in the house for I know once that bag is open, the bag magically becomes empty and they enter my belly. Not necessarily the best idea. Why do i do this and ignoring a non savory craving?
Because I value my body and what it does for me. I recognize that by eating a higher vibration of food, I am honoring me and my spiritual path. This is not to say I don’t have an oreo once in a while, but IF I do, it’s a small snack pack. Of course as time changes, so do my cravings. You know what? They all revolve around sugar. One thing I have learned that if I ‘suffer’ through a couple of days of No More, the cravings POOF vanish and I can go back to eating better for me with greater ease.
Think about it, what is your guilty pleasure? Switch out my current fave of Oreo to your choice. Indulge. Indulge deeply. How do you feel afterwards? If you are anything like me, not so great. Of course there is the initial high, but it quickly morphs into remorse, bloating, muddled thinking and more (we won’t go into ‘potty talk’).
Now think of the times you eat right for you. Your body felt energized. Ideas could come in fast and furious AND you had more than enough energy that allowed you to act upon them. You rarely got sick. You became excited with life and your connection to source was equally clearer.
Because you were fueling your body and therefore your soul. When you fuel at optimum levels, you can more clearly see, hear, know and sense wisdom from the other side. You are more at peace. You radiate an energy of love, BEing centered that has others wishing to know your secrets.
In other words, you can walk your talk with a genuine smile on your face.
It’s uncanny what our bodies tell us when we eat food that is not good for us. No, no, don’t be mistaken, I’m not going on a Thou Shall BEcome vegan or vegetarian or …. This is about eating what is right for you and only you. Bottom line, some folks need to stay a carnivore.
Gabriel is my go to in this arena. He is the Angel of Miracles and oversees the sacral chakra; the place of sensuality. He guides me to juicier and healthier foods and encourages new recipes to continue to expand my horizons, not my waistline.
These five seemingly insignificant steps can help in more ways than you may imagine. Are these the only things you can do? Of course not! I look forward to reading what other tricks you have tried successfully that have opened your spiritual horizons as you dance this thing called Life.
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Major Moon Event is Coming, Are you Ready? January 24 2018 2 Comments
We are one week away from the one of the biggest moon events in over 150 years. Yes, really. It's been over 150 years since all of this great movement has melded together. What am I talking about? On January 31, 2018 we will experience a:
Wrapped up in the juiciness of a Full Moon
Allow me a brief definition of each of these magnificent events. A Blue Moon occurs when there is a second full moon in the same calendar month. Our first was on January 1, 2018. The Super Moon occurs when the moon is closer to Earth than normal. A Lunar Eclipse occurs when the moon passes behind the Earth and the moon takes on an umber hue; this can only happen when the sun, the moon and the earth are in perfect alignment. A full moon? Its full glory can be shared; all of it is illuminated and if we use the light, it can help us to illuminate our correct path(s).
Auriel, The Lunar Angel, is having a blast with so much energy showcasing her energy and love. This is a true POWER PUNCH of energy and it's upon us now. With this kind of energy melding together, only leads to apple carts being overturned in the figurative sense. Therefore, you will, or are already, a bit more emotional than normal and there's more to it than that. Let's go.
2018 = The Year of Love
This is hopefully not the first time you've read this from me, nor shall I think the last. As 2017, The Year of Transparency, was coming to an end, the mirror was turned on us. We were given the opportunity to be more transparent with ourselves. Who are we? What do we desire?
The tail end of 2017's energy is now melding with 2018's energy. This means the time is ripe to BE gentle on yourself. We can do that and so much more thanks to the event that is beckoning us to do just that.
This is not a time to push forward because you have to or are suppose to. In fact, I've given up my beloved yoga class more than once in lieu of sitting in a nice hot bubble bath. In other words, this is not your invitation to enter a Coach Potato Contest, but rather to find another activity that helps you to refuel.
What can I do?
So glad you asked. This energy is offering a major opening, a chance to go within and ask some of those soul searching questions.
We are asked once again to re-evaluate.
- Re-evaluate what we are doing
- Re-evaluate how we are doing it
- Re-evaluate who is in our tribe
- Our Inner circle from friends
- Our Colleagues
- Our Business associates
- Re-evaluate life
It is when we take those Re-evaluation moments that break throughs can not only happen, but DO happen. Is it easy? If I'm honest, most likely not, but oh the relief and power that comes with making a few changes!
Some symptoms as they connect to the moon and her energies
Many, me included are shifting. There appears to be very little gray area in the symptoms, although there always seem to be some that don't feel a thing. Here goes:
- Food. You are now either a bottomless pit and cannot get enough food in OR seem to not care whether you eat or not. There is a 'weird' hiccup with this; many are not eating much more than fruit in the morning, but come late afternoon/evening - 'what's to eat?' I asked Auriel as to the whys and she responded that the lighter fare in the morning hours help to open up to greater insights. The heavier food later not only helps to ground, but to fuel the seeds that are being planted for your future.
- Sleep. Dreams are more common. Pay attention even if they seem insignificant. Sleep patterns are or seem to be off as well. Try to stick to a routine, no matter what. You'll thank me later.
- Emotions. Pretty much all over the map. To be expected as much is surfacing and ready to be loved more into submission.
So many are struggling in a variety of ways at the moment. Some acts of despair have resulted in over ten school shootings since January! Some cries of help resulted from a trusted relationship ending. Some are more gentle and are hopefully getting the message to its receiver with greater clarity.
This includes you. Warning signs are always given when a personal event/shift is upon us. Always. However we tend to overlook them; they aren't pleasant let's face it. We claim to be too busy to focus on that. We play Scarlett and 'worry about it tomorrow.' and you're right, tomorrow never quite makes it to today.
Today is the day. Take about one hour of your time. Yes I know you're busy, just as I am busy. Go to a new locale; your local library, coffee/tea shop, nature. Someplace where you can dis-engage and listen.
Just yesterday I went to a Salt Spa with the full intention to leave my phone alone. this was my disengaging time! In fact it was left it in the spa locker. I settled in to the warmth and soft energy of salt surrounding me. I wasn't settled for more then ten minutes when they started talking and talking LOUDLY.
Auriel, The Lunar Angel, came in fast and furious as it was apparently time to shift within and prepare for the new for us all.
'You need your phone to take dictation. We've a new project for you.'
Is there NO rest for the weary? This was my first response. Apparently not. I listened and as usual they started in. I quickly hit the Pause Button and shuffled back to the locker room and grabbed my phone and shuffled back. For the next 45 minutes I wrote on my phone. What's it about? Honestly can't share yet for it is certainly in the incubation stage. However I will share it it BIGGER than The Book and The Course... it's that deep and powerful and loving.
Just do it
Bottom line, I listened and am also re-evaluating. I will continue to do what I do, but now taking it deeper for it's time for all of us to shine. Me included. With each level we enter, we are asked to BE. Be more us. BE more present. BE more LOVE. With each blossoming we push forward in our gentleness and BE stronger, more empowered. Why? Because we are BEcoming LOVE.
Enjoy this fantastic moon energy that is upon us, why fight it? Why not go with the flow? Go to that new locale, with a pad of paper or notebook. Settle in and get ready for some very juicy ideas. Will the change be easy? Can't answer that - it all depends on you and your willingness to shine.
Who are Archangels Michael and Gabriel and how do they help you? January 17 2018
If you are interested in any things woo-woo and/or angels, odds are you know of or have at least heard of Archangel Michael and Archangel Gabriel. When I think about it, looking back they were probably first in line as part of my initiation of remembering.
Whenever I start introducing anyone to the angelic realm, Archangel Michael, or alias Big Mike, is always first. Why? He is the Angel of Protection. As a leader and teacher I want to be assured that you are protected as you delve deeper into your spiritual practice as you go higher.
Big Mike is one of the few angels mentioned in the bible. He oversees the solar plexus and throat chakra; our place of power and communication. How great is it that when he is by your side that communication becomes easier! When Michael begins to enter your life more consciously, your ride of empowerment is just beginning in earnest.
Michael is the patron saint of the police force in the United States. His color association is yellow and blue. What colors are the the United States police force?
You got it, yellow and blue. Somewhere, somehow, someone knew this and guessing had a deep connection with Archangel Michael and decided to bring that protective power forward. In fact, I’ve had clients share their stories that while in the courtroom they as well as others actually see him there! He’s just cool that way. As any self respecting angel has a tool, Michael is no different. Since he is THE protector, his tool of choice? A sword! He can and will cut through any crap in your life, stand guard (with a smile on his face) and do battle for you when needed.
As all names have a meaning, Michael is no different. His name is translated to mean, “Who Is As God.” What a beautiful reminder that can easily apply to you. YOU are a true reflection of God/Goddess. A beautiful being filled with love, light, joy, immense grace, with a bit of quirkiness thrown in for good measure. As a reflection of this energy, you have the ability to do all you desire. You know, those dreams that can keep you up at night, those dreams that feel real and leave you breathless due to all the beauty and joy it gives to you. Those are the kind of insights that the angels can sneak in to remind you of who you are and what you are meant to be doing. Michael holds one of the keys to help open those doors for you. His question to you is…. ‘Will you step through?’
I’ve had a personal encounter with each of the angels that I directly work with; therefore there is of course one for Big Mike:
It had been one crazy strand of a chaotic few weeks that actually spanned the entire spring season. It started with my dad having a massive heart attack - or the Day the Elephant Danced as he calls it. (It felt like an elephant was dancing on his chest). Dad not only survived, but is now thriving. I happened to be visiting them during this adventure; I naturally extended my visit to help be the comic relief and do what I do best; distract and comfort.
Then we had three back to back expos scattered around the region. While we came home in between each one to restock and slightly refuel, we became tired.
Our youngest then had elective surgery approximately one week after the last show. I trekked across The Chesapeake Bay (about a four hour journey) to be with her. If you have children and they have ever been operated on, you know how I felt. STRESSED! She came through it with flying colors and was released later that day. I then gathered our eldest and we headed to visit her; another hour away. We stayed for the weekend, made yummy food, nurtured, visited, and tried to relax. A few days later, my eldest and I drove back to her home for a Farmer's Market run and quick visit with her and her boyfriend.
I then left their home and headed back to my parents, another four hour trek, to retrieve my Yogi Dog, Gabi.
Tired yet? I was.
As I am driving along, Michael pops in to remind me to have him surround the car.
Shades of things to come?
All was going smoothly, little traffic, and familiar terrain. Gertrude, my handy dandy GPS System, then had me turn onto a road I was unfamiliar with. Since it had been a while since I traveled this particular route, I thought I had forgotten it and listened.
Ugh. The road quickly became barely a two lane road with NO berms/shoulder or dividing line. Oh, did I mention it was VERY curvy? By the time I came to the realization that this is NOT where I wanted to be, I figured, how bad could it get and trudged on.
How bad could it be? Silly question.
Did I mention it was curvy? I drove on, knuckles becoming white as my hands gripped the steering wheel.
I called on Big Mike, just to make sure he was around. I was getting scared and knowing that he was around helped to rest my mind… a little. I mean, I knew I was driving well, but those curves were not making me comfortable as I was unsure how others would handle them.
I drove below the speed limit, very unlike me, and see yet another curve up ahead. Before I could slow down more, a BIG truck is now headed directly for me. Okay it wasn’t an eighteen-wheeler, but I couldn’t see the driver, he/she was up that high. I pulled over as far as possible and was now driving partly on the grass. The truck still didn't pull more to their side and kept plowing ahead.
Before I knew it, I am pressing hard on the horn. How my hand got there still befuddles me. It was as if a hand had gently pried my hand from the steering wheel, placed it on the horn and pressed. Hard.
The truck then pulled more to their chosen side, I think slightly slowed down and passed me. I tell you, I think, I could have put my hand out and touched the truck as it passed. Yes it was that close.
I exhaled. Who knew I was holding my breath?! I look in the rearview mirror, the truck emitted no brake lights and simply kept moving forward.
Heart racing, glowing with sweat, I continuing driving white knuckled for the rest of that trek and practically kissed the ground when I arrived at my folks home.
It was beyond a nerve wracking experience and took hours to calm down.
OH! The next day after sharing this story with a friend, she promptly writes back that Big Mike popped into her office immediately after reading my story and says ‘Yep, I was there protecting her.’ He appeared to her as a flash of white light surrounded by electric blue.
Hopefully this story has proven to you that you don’t need or are required to do a specific ceremony to connect with him or any other angel. Seriously, if I had to stop what I was doing (driving safely) and kneel down, face South before he would listen? I’mmmm not so sure I’d be her right now.
Gabriel is no different in his accessibility to you and all things creative. Gabriel works with the sacral chakra the place of creativity, sexual, sensual and miracles. Before you skip this over by not thinking you aren’t creative, STOP! Every day you do something creative whether it be planning a menu, schedule shuffling, art, writing or problem solving. Each and every day we are tapping into this very juicy chakra.
Toot Toot! That is Gabriel tooting his horn with you in mind. True, a horn is often associated with Gabriel as he can also be called 'The Great Communicator’. He brings news of all kinds; the good, the bad, the ugly and the euphoric. He is the angel accredited with giving Mary the news of the impeding birth of her Son. Talk about euphoric, but what a ‘burden’ knowing what your son was to experience in his life. Gabriel’s horn can also offer the ‘all’s good to go’ sign. In fact, while at an expo, a new client came forward only because she heard Gabriel’s horn while standing at our booth and knew she would get great clarity from the angels through me. What a blessing indeed!
Gabriel also assists in awakening the senses. For example, think of one of the most decadent meals you’ve ever had. You felt the food swirl within your mouth; the textures, the spices. The food felt like it was literally exploding and made you salivate for more. THIS is the senses waking up and truly enjoying what life is offering you. The meal became a sensual experience, just as wearing a luxurious piece of clothing, just as smelling an aroma you adore.
Archangel Gabriel's Mandala
How about those doodles you absentmindedly draw when bored? What about how you decorate your home? What about...So the next time someone says you or they are not creative, just smile and shout out, ‘Au contraire!’ and give a wink to Gabriel for showing how creative you really are.
Gabriel assists in birth as well as death. It’s the Cycle/Circle of Life. He is especially helpful if the grieving process has become difficult; you can’t get past the death of a loved one. Whether it is mourning, blaming self for things said or not said, things done or not done. All those ‘what ifs’ that typically run amuck during this powerfully charged time. This can also include a beloved pet. Allow Gabriel to connect with you and remember the joyful moments of that one’s life and the reason that they were in it; no matter how short or long. If there is something that is still yearning to be said to them, Gabriel can and will assist getting your message delivered. Remember he carries a horn - it acts as a great megaphone.
Just like Michael’s name means Who is like God. Gabriel’s name translates to God is My Strength. What a beautiful reminder that you can build your strength with the assistance of Gabriel. Strength to go after your dreams. Strength to give birth to new ways of being. Strength to be different, and be you. Strength to not only shine, but to share your brilliance with the world.
Hopefully you are beginning to better understand how integrated Archangels Michael and Gabriel are in your lives already. Sometimes it is about connected dots and better understanding of who does what
Want to connect with these two dynamos more easily? I can help. Consider signing up for the Authorization Course; it’s only open for enrollment once a year and now is the time! If you have any questions about The Course, Please contact me.
Archangel Michael's Mandala
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Oracle Cards vs. Tarot Cards January 08 2018
What is the difference between Tarot Cards and Oracle Cards?
Tarot cards have been recognized since the 14th Century, but have actually been around much longer. In fact they were originally called Trionfi which is translated to trump. Trionfi was initially the playing card decks we've all known and loved since children.
It can be a case of the chicken or the egg? Did trionfi give birth to tarot or visa versa?
While they may have been used as playing cards then as well, seers would use them as a way to divine their and their client's futures. Through this methodology tarot was born. The original tarot, just like the current everyday deck, had four suits with 14 cards in each suit. Each suite numbered 1-10 with additional face cards (king, queen, jack and knight). However, over time the tarot deck morphed into a deck of over 78 cards with 22 cards per suit. As a sideline, there are stories and myths that tarot became a tool for messages to be relayed to another during times of religious persecution. Not only were they used to tell of the enemy's plan and/or location, but to deliver military instructions. In other words, there is still great mystery that surrounds the tarot and it may take only a few lessons to 'get', but a lifetime to master if one truly wishes to understand the messages they reveal and their energy. It is one worth following if you are called.
I am not a tarot expert and most likely will not be in this life. Through research and interviewing colleagues this is what I found. The major arcana represents major life change. Think of it as getting a bit of a wing slap - time to listen wisely. The minor arcana offers insights into the more detail of life. It's paying attention to the minor details that can add up to big changes.
It is believed that oracle cards debuted long after tarot existed. As mentioned above, tarot is thought to have been born in the 14th Century while oracle cards are given a nod in the 19th century. The term oracle stems from Greek mythology as one would speak to an oracle to divine guidance for any situation. This of course can get confusing. If the early Greeks used oracle cards, did they perhaps precede tarot? We may never know.
By sticking to the greek usage of the word, cards began to be used as oracles. Then morphing into special decks known as oracle cards. What is the reasoning behind the birth of oracle cards? Who knows why initially, but now one could make a case for ease. If you are a user of oracle cards, like me, you may have been drawn to them initially because of their ease of understanding. The message is written clearly on the card; no need to know suits, arcanas, etc.
Oracle cards gained momentum and popularity in France thanks to a fortuneteller named Madame Marie Lenormand. She designed her own deck and was of service to many of noble stature such as Tsar Alexander I and Napolean Bonaparte. Her gift empowered many and instilled expansion for more decks to be born. Upon Madame Marie's death in 1843, a birth of new oracle decks began. The most popular of that time is known as Petite Lenormand:
As you can perhaps see here, it's not a far jump from a tarot and playing card deck; the various suits, etc. Fast forward a little over 100 years and look how many versions of oracle decks that are now published! The many subjects include; angels, faeries, mermaids, unicorns and more. Oracle cards do not follow a strict guideline or look remotely similar from deck to deck; even the number of cards within each deck can vary. While a tarot deck includes 78 cards; with 22 major arcana and 56 minor arcana all divided up into four suits.
Another difference between tarot and oracle decks is the connotation of each card. Tarot has multiple meanings per card while oracle cards are much looser in all interpretations. Some oracle cards will offer 'upside down' definition, others will not. Unfortunately some folks, perhaps many, will think that oracle cards are fluff and for those that can't be bothered with learning tarot cards.
Balderdash. Oracle cards can be as powerful as tarot. It all depends on the deck. True, oracle cards tend to be lighter in energy, but do not mistake lightness for lightweight! There can and is great power within oracle decks. It all depends, like anything, the integrity and intention the author is putting into the project.
Which is best for you? Only you can answer that. Tarot, as many of you know, make my hair hurt. I appreciate their value and insights and have many friends/colleagues who use them and I don't hesitate to ask them for their intuitive guidance via their tarot deck. I just know tarot isn't for me.
I'm curious, what is your divination tool of choice?
I was nudged, wing slapped into submission if you will, to write the Angel Chatter Oracle Deck. It's because there are so many other decks that are out there that I balked and said 'we don't need another deck'. The Gang laughed. With their urging and insistence I finally sat down and took dictation (for that is what it felt like) for a solid two weeks. The end result was a deck of 44 cards, a guidebook with alternative interpretation for each card as well as information that is not typically found on each of the 14 angels that offer a combined balanced energy to empower and inspire the user.
This was my first out of the closet project. Stepping out in a larger way. Stepping out certainly in a more visible way; no more hiding at home! Why? It was time, just as it is now time for all of us to step out from behind whatever veil we've allowed to shield us. It is time to stand tall and proclamate who you are and what you are here to do. If you are not sure, it may be time to do some consulting of a treasured oracle deck!
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The ick is having the last hurrah December 30 2017
We are in the tail end of 2017 and the Ick, aka Lower Energies, are attempting to have their last hurrah in keeping you in the middle of a funk, confused, drained basically dis-empowered.
They are doing their utmost to thwart you in your dreams. Feelings of unworthiness are rampant. Many have gotten the flu... of course it's a 'real' thing... but it drags you down lower, much lower. It can you pull into the true depths of your despair until you see no light of day.
Get the idea?
I won't continue down that imagery for you DO deserve better. You are prevailing. You are conquering your fears, one at a time. You are to bring out those figurative or literal champagne glasses and celebrate YOU.
One question... will you let the ick prevail or the light?
Remember, 2018 is the Year of Love. How can the ick win in such power?
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THREE Super Moons in A ROW? December 13 2017
You read correctly; we have just experienced a super moon and have TWO more coming up consecutively.
Talk about power! Now you get to use this power to your advantage...
Without further adieu, here are the dates:
December 3, 2017
January 1, 2018
January 31, 2018
A super moon occurs at a time when it is the closest to the earth during its elliptical orbit. Since it is closer than usual, the moon may appear quite large as we gaze upon its beauty. This amazing phenomena happens with full as well as new moons. There is typically much more talk of the super moons when they are full as we can visually see it as opposed to the moon being dark during the new moon phase.
Each one of super moons listed above occurs during its full moon phase and promises to be quite the adventure! Because the last of the super moon also coincides with a lunar eclipse! But wait there's more! Because this is the second full moon within the same month the January 31 super moon/lunar eclipse is also a Blue Moon.
What does this mean for you?
Soooooo very much!
With Luna truly in her strongest energy portal on these dates, you are being given ample time to prepare for the new. Isn't it rather fantastical that the next one is on the first day for The Year of Love? I do. What a way to bring in the new year.
Start preparing now for how you would like 2018 to support you. Would you like more clients, customers, higher salary? Would you like a deeper love of self? Would you like to be honored for the divine soul that you are by others? New home? Car? The sky is truly the limit.
The key is the mix of what was just shared; loving self more. How can you start to put you first? This goes against many societal dogmas that one is being very selfish and naughty if they put themselves first.
As I have stated before, even the airlines agree with the mindset of take care of you first! (put on your air mask in case of emergency before helping another). Why? For when you are full, you can more joyously not only help others, but begin to soften and allow yourself to receive more of what is desired, no matter the category.
As we head into the last days of 2017 (Year of Transparency) you are being given the last hurrah to be truly honest with yourself.
- what do you desire?
- how do you wish to be seen?
For every desire, keep asking why for it helps you get to the root of well, why you desire 'it'. Is it for fame and fortune? Is it because you wish to share the love within you with another? Is it to be able to help more with the money you acquire? Is it...?
Hopefully you get the idea. This is a great journaling exercise and one that will not go to waste. I'll be using my Moon Ritual Box to hold those blessed desires and I won't take them out until January 31, 2018. After that, I'll head to our fire pit and release any angst I have regarding those desires to the angels. I will thank them for the love they offer each and every day and have them get to work on the manifestation portion.
The day I walked the Chartres Labyrinth December 07 2017
I was recently in Sedona, Arizona for an extended weekend. The reason for the trip? A Conference filled with other amazing goddesses to learn about Mary Magdalene. Our days were filled with lectures, activities, laughter and hugs. Not to mention a glass of wine or two to celebrate Love.
One afternoon we went to Angel Valley. This entire area is a portal onto itself and one can feel the energy shift as they approach the property. One of the features of this other worldly location is a replica of the Chartres Labyrinth. For those of you who may be unaware of this power of this labyrinth, indulge me for a short description:
The original Chartres Labyrinth is located in Chartres Cathedral in France. Here is a photo of the original:
As you will notice, or take my word for it, there are eleven circuits that each walks to reach the center. The number 11 has many meanings; one of which represents entering your own divine mastery. Within the center is a Six Petal Rose. Each petal holds the individual energy of Faith, Surrender, Service, Abundance, Forgiveness and Overcoming. A fantastic book that delves into this has been written by Kathleen McGowan and is titled, The Source of Miracles. I HIGHLY recommend this book. It discusses the Lord's Prayer with such power, one really may never need another prayer. Something I have long argued since a child.
Many replicas of the Chartres Labyrinth have been created with great love throughout the world and I was blessed to visit one this past weekend at Angel Valley. As one enters this labyrinth, or any labyrinth, it is requested that you place an intention prior to entering. For by going within and walking, you receive answers. Your intentions could be for greater clarity, vast prosperity to support you on your mission, health, etc.
As you walk with focus and open-ness, you are guided to a variety of ways that respond to your request. Some experience profound awakenings while in the labyrinth, others a gentle urging and everything in between. No matter your experience, it is profound.
Below is The Chartres Labyrinth in Angel Valley:
This labyrinth is huge. It is an exercise to not be rushed. One takes their time as they ponder walk. As I walked I did just that; pondered. Desiring better clarity for me personally; who was I? What am I here to do? How may I be of better service?
Answers softly entered. I entered the Rose and within petal I knelt and released and dug deep to not find answers, but to willingly allow the answers to settle there and integrate to BEcome part of me. As I finished the Petals, I was then directed to walk the petals in the center in reverse. No questions; I obeyed. I circled the other goddeses within the center and noticed the energy ran out to all who would walk the labyrinth that day. The energy was directed to each with great love to help them love more aspects of themselves to fully realize their own greatness.
I then walked clock-wise in the center. As I did so, the question again was as to why... 'helping each to obtain the quality of life they desire through their destiny and service.'
It was time to reverse the walk of the Chartres Labyrinth and bring this information out. As I did, I was more aware of the others walking. I observed each. The paths within the labyrinth are not wide enough for two to comfortably walk abreast. Some took a wide berth. Others acknowledged the other's presence in the form of gassho (prayer position) and a simple Namaste. Others hugged.
Again I was guided. I continued to walk with arms down and hands open.
As I approached each Goddess, Mary told me what they needed; to allow them peace and love in whatever form. Some passed by without a glance. Some reveled in Namaste. Some hugged fiercely. Within that hug a message of love was relayed upon completion with a deep simple look of the eye. A soul to soul look.
No one form is better than the other.
However Mary Magdalene continued to instruct and educate and remind me of the metaphor this represents of life.
- Some may pass in your life only briefly. No exchange is needed of any kind.
- Some may only need a moment of recognition at any level in order to move forward.
- Some may walk with you.
Each path is perfect for the person. No judgment allowed. Each path is greeted with honor and sent along with love; whether is it is in the physical aspect or energetic. Each path can be filled with great love. Within that love is truth, joy and the essence of BEing.
Below is our beloved walking... yes I am in there as well.
Mercury is revving up its last dance for 2017 November 29 2017
While Mercury does not officially go 'backwards' (retrograde) until December 3, it appears it is already affecting many via their energy levels, sensitivities and oh so much more.
While I can certainly lay the tiredness completely at my feet with the crazy schedule we took on this past fall, but that is just not it completely. Otherwise I would be the only one doing the Weary Dance.
Many may lay claim to the vast amount of richer food eaten over the holiday weekend...Guilty here too. We love the holidays in our home; playing games, nibbling, laughing, cavorting, yelling at football teams, drinking and more.
However, that is not the only culprit either.
Oh, so is Mercury doing its dance a bit early? Think so. Before you start panicking and desiring to put the pillow over your head until December 22, think of it this way.
Mercury in Retrograde is a gift.
Yes you read correctly, a gift.
You see, when Mercury does go retrograde, it is a golden moment to ponder, reflect and learn. We've ALL done stuff we aren't proud of. It's part of the Human Dance. Now is the time to reflect on how you may address a similar situation. Perhaps you would be a bit more non-judgmental. Perhaps you would be a bit more loving (especially towards self) Perhaps...
Mercury in Retrograde is great at triggering emotions and bringing them to the surface. You know those 'things' that we think are long forgotten, but are really just under the surface waiting for the opportunity to pop so they may heal. Through that healing we are given another opportunity to love on ourselves a bit more. This is a golden opportunity to sit quietly. Is it a real fear or imaginary fear? Certainly walking down a dark alley at night is not the best choice (legitimate fear). Compare it to feelings of lack. While that may certainly feel real, it's more of a thought pattern vs. a real threat to your existence. Can you see the difference between the two?
You don't have to find the initial time it happened in order for it to heal completely, but sit with that pattern from a non-judgmental viewing box. You will begin to realize that exists mostly in your mind which can keep you stuck and immobile. Now is the time to softly release it through your acknowledgment of it and let love flow more freely.
Remember, nobody gets a ribbon if they get to the finish line first (death). It is truly about the journey and how each turn is handled; with fear or with love.
The choice is yours.
This Mercury in Retrograde has many of the earmarks of offering all sorts of these kinds of situations.
Lovely, just what I NEED (like a hole in the head) you're thinking.
Yes, just what you need. Remember, 2017 is The Year of Transparency. This is the last hurrah to BE transparent with yourself. What do you desire? How do you truly wish to live? If you aren't truthful with yourself, how can you expect others to follow suit?
This, once more (feeling like a broken record here) sets the stage for 2018, The Year of Love.
It is time to LOVE yourself more.
It is time for LOVE to win.
It is time for LOVE to prevail.
Thanks Mercury in Retrograde!