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Meeting Your Spirit Guide

I originally posted this elsewhere, but a friend requested that I post it here as well. So, here we go….

Every person has a spirit guide – a friend who helps us along in life, whether or not we realize it. Some people can see their spirit guide, and some cannot, but they are always watching over you, waiting to help.

Sometimes when you’re asleep at night, your own spirit body will travel out on its silver cord to be with your spirit guide. Sometimes you go places together and then dream about them.

Sometimes your spirit guide will whisper to you in your mind. Usually you can hear him or her if you are in some danger and they are warning you to be careful.

From Mountains, Meadows and Moonbeans by Mary Summer Rain

Getting to know your spirit guide more can help you access information about your life that you might not know otherwise. Communication is telepathic, and usually we can become aware of it during meditation, dreams, or just by learning how to focus your thoughts to receive messages. The more you practice, the easier it gets. You are probably doing it already, but not aware of someone’s else’s thoughts versus your own.

The role of your guides is to gently but consistently guide you via intuitive nudges to stay on track with your soul’s purpose. In addition, if something is in your purpose to accomplish, you will find support from your spirit guides in that endeavour. They will hook you up with resources, people, money, books to help you reach your goals. They can offer insight and comfort when you feel lost.

But there is one important condition to the help they can give us and this condition serves us:

Your spirit guides will only help you to accomplish and achieve things that honour the purpose that YOU set for yourself before you incarnated.

Guides will not tell you what to do. They may recommend a course of action that aligns with your path, but they will ultimately leave it up to you. (Source)

To contact your spirit guide, try this exercise:

In a quiet place where you won’t be disturbed, sit comfortably in front of a candle or any spiritual object/symbol that makes you feel safe. You might want to have a pen and paper handy to write down messages you recieve.

As you look at the candle, focus on your breath and on the flame. Imagine a white light surrounding you and protecting you against all negativity. When you feel safe and calm, put out this intention with your mind:

I wish to contact my spirit guide.

You can think it over and over, if it helps you stay focused, or just release the intention out into the ether. Remain focused and wait for your spirit guide to arrive.

When he/she arrives, introduce yourself politely and ask him/her to do the same.

Ask if they have any messages for you and see what they say or what images you see in your mind’s eye, etc.

Thank them for their help and the message.

Allow yourself to come back to the present, and write down anything you want to remember about your guide and the messages you received.

Now that you’ve become aware of your guide, you can acknowledge them and speak to them anytime your mind is calm and receptive. 🙂

Adapted from How to Contact Your Spirit Guides

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June 2, 2014 at 12:47 pm Leave a comment

An Angel Requests Your Help

Dear fellow light-workers, Today I was at Pershing State Park in Laclede MO, and the guardian angel of the park gave me a mantra to share with y’all: “We are in harmony, acting as one.” The angel asked that we say this mantra 324 times each day (108 x 3) until the shift of 12/12/12. ♥

September 23, 2012 at 12:12 am 1 comment

Reiki 2

Recently, Reiki Master Julie Bowen gave Henry and I the Reiki 2 attunement. It was a different sensation and experience than the first attunement. The energy felt deeper and more complex. I saw an image of myself holding Henry, our actually what looked like a night sky full of stars in the shape of my baby, and I received the message that to nurture one is to nurture all.

Since then I have become acquainted with my Reiki spirit guide, who, interestingly enough, looks like the creature pictured on the cover of this book (pictured). That image fascinated and drew me when I was young and now I know why. Interacting with this guide has changed my mentality about Reiki in many small ways that I find impossible to put into words. I arm grateful for and fascinated by this spiritual adventure.

August 1, 2012 at 10:55 pm Leave a comment

Reiki 1 Attunement

My dear friend and Reiki Master Julie Bowen did me the honor of teaching and attuning me to Level 1 Reiki. For those of you who are unfamiliar with it, Reiki is a type of energy work that promotes stress-relief, relaxation and healing. It is a hands-on technique.

The training itself was fairly straightforward and simple. (I am reinforcing it in my mind by reading Essential Reiki by Diane Stein.) The attunement was an incredible experience. At first I felt the energy coming down through my crown chakra like warm, golden nectar, dripping down into me. Then the energy flowed stronger, filling me with white light that poured through my body out my hands, feet and throat. Julie held my hands, one at a time, and I saw the energy flow through them to my arms and to all my chakras, combining into a whirlwind of energy within me. Towards the end, the energy all focused in my womb, where my soon-to-be-born child is and I was blessed by images of me and my child interacting after his birth.

Julie told me that she’s never felt the energy just drop down into someone the way it did with me. She said she usually has to force it somewhat. I know I was very ready to receive a way to help others, and I am so grateful for this attunement. In the few days since this happened, I’ve used Reiki in myself, my pets, my friends and my partner with beautiful results. I am excited to feel the changes within myself and excited to see what I will be blessed to do with this gift in the future.

March 19, 2012 at 11:23 pm 1 comment

Help! I’m Sensitive (eBook Review)

Ronni Ann Hall is a teacher and empath whose blog I’ve been following for quite a while now. I’e also taken one of her fairy classes and greatly enjoyed it. So when she asked me to be on the blog tour for her new ebook Help! I’m Sensitive: 50 Tools for the Sensitive to Help You Survive & Thrive , I jumped at the chance!

Help! I’m Sensitive is a practical guide for dealing with the many overwhelming aspects of being a sensitive person or an empath. Ronni starts her book with a letter to the sensitive in which she states that sensitivity is something we often try to ignore because of how we are perceived by others or because it is too painful. She reminds us that “you were made this way for a bigger purpose,” and that self-acceptance is the first step to finding balance.

Ronni offers solutions to 50 different problems including: spiritual perfectionism, depression, psychic vampires, addiction, empathic overload, headaches, sensitive skin, nightmares and so much more! For instance, her solution to getting too involved in other people’s lives (something I often get caught up in!) is to use “duck energy” or compassionate detachment. She writes, “Let it go. Just swim along in the sea and don’t get lost in others’ floods. They are swimming along too, the best they can.”

Her solution to holding in negativity is to “clear it out gently” via meditation with a rock or crystal. “Ask the rock or crystal to transmute the negative energy you’ve taken on and send the energy into the rock as you hold it.” I adore rocks and crystals, but I so often forget that I can ask them to serve me in this way!

Several of Ronni’s solutions harmonize with messages I’ve been told by my guides over the years — really good advice that I had completely forgotten about. It was beautiful and affirming to read her truth and wisdom, and I greatly appreciated the many solutions I hadn’t thought about before – like making an Everything I Love book to look through on days when I’m having a case of the mean reds. Ronni intends her book to be something you can go back to when you’re upset, like looking up how to deal with a physical ailment, and I can already tell it’s something I’ll be referencing often in the near future.

Find out more about Ronni on her art site or blog. You can read more about and order Help! I’m Sensitive: 50 Tools for the Sensitive to Help You Survive & Thrive by following this link!

March 4, 2012 at 1:03 am Leave a comment

Helpful Crystals for Consciousness Shifting

I’ve been discovering new crystals to aid me and re-discovering ones that I’ve had for a while. I’ve been amazed at how many I’ve felt drawn to all have in common the ability to aid in consciousness shifting in one way or another. I wanted to share them with you.

Green Calcite – Green calcite can assist in dissolving old rigid belief systems, restoring balance to your mind. It aids any transition from a stagnant to a positive environment. It is also used to stimulate the immune system and absorb negative energy. (Source)

Ruby in Ziosite – This stone has a strong spiritual nature, that may alter your consciousness, and give you access to your soul memory, to help you with spiritual learning. It supplies a vibration that creates an altered state of consciousness to help you to understand yourself and the world around you. Its vibration within the third eye chakra then combines with the heart chakra as it enhances the energetic and neural connections between your brain and your heart. Its vibration is powerful at the heart chakra… Centered there it encourages the mind to hear the desires of the heart and to understand them enough to accomplish what is needed. (Source)

Selenite – Selenite exists at the doorway between spirit and nature. It is the fiber holding these two worlds in communication with each other and is a receiver for information from the causal plane. It provides its owner with more facility to reach these planes and communicate with the higher spiritually evolved beings, masters and teachers who are willing to use Selenite as a means of communication. Selenite comes originally from ancient oceans and seas. So it is a water element just as the emotions are associated with the element water. . It has been found that Selenite has a direct effect upon balancing the emotions. That feeling of complete balance when you are in a very spiritual state of calm and joy, that is the sense of spiritual light force that Selenite can bring to you. (Source)

Rose Quartz – Often called the “Love Stone” or the “Heart Stone”, it is a gem of unconditional love that opens oneself to all forms of love, self love, family love, platonic love, romantic love. This quartz will give the proper enhancement of love in virtually any situation. Emotionally rose quartz brings gentleness, forgiveness, compassion, kindness and tolerance as well as balancing one’s emotions; thus bringing inner peace and harmony. It helps balance emotions and heal emotional wounds and traumas, even grief, bringing peace and calm. Rose quartz removes fears, resentments and anger. It can also heal and release childhood traumas, neglect, and lack of love, in part by enhancing inner awareness. (Source)

Larimar – Larimar has a nourishing, watery energy and activates our self – healing forces. It can bring much that is gotten stuck in motion and is specifically useful in dissolving physical and mental blockades such as headaches, back pain, anxiety complaints, nightmares etc. Larimar is an excellent companion in times of changes and crises. Larimar creates a gentle and peaceful connection between heart and mind. It brings calmness, like gazing at a placid sea. We are better able to accept things as they are. Beyond that it helps us to look at events from a different perspective and maintain respect for another’s point of view. It is one of the most important healing stones for the 21st century. (Source)

Malachite – Malachite is a good stone for transformations, helping the wearer adapt to changing situations and to get closer to what you want to be. It helps to release past negative experiences, even without consciousness. Malachite helps you to clarify and understand your emotions. Malachite can be used to identify the step-by-step way to get to a goal. It also helps one to accept responsibility for one’s actions and situation, helping the wearer to be more pro-active. (Source)

Unakite – Unakite is a stone of visions. Unakite is particularly good for helping one stimulate and open their third eye for deeper visions and psychic work. Unakite helps to provide a gentle release of blockages that have been inhibiting your growth. It also can assist one in staying grounded through meditation and other work like that. (Source)

Turquoise – Turquoise is found around the world. Its history as a spiritual stone goes back over 7500 years. Turquoise is still a valued power stone. It will strengthen and align all of the Chakras; and it can be used to cleanse your energy centers. As a meditation tool, the gem can assist in clearing your mind, opening you to the Universal All. Use turquoise to attune to the spiritual plane or provide protection during vision quests or astral travel. It enhances meditation by helping with creativity, peace of mind, communication and emotional balance. A protecting and balancing stone, it gently urges the wearer to seek out answers and knowledge. (Source)

Blue Lace Agate – Blue lace agate has a strong unparalleled relation to our physical body, and it works from there upwards, gradually affecting the more sublte manifestations of our being in rising sequence. It is excellent for dealing with your throat chakra issues, or communication issues in general. This stone can easily be linked to hope, unity, optimism, and positive thoughts. Indeed the feeling it provokes in you is nothing less than positive mood and optimistic outlook. Blue lace agate is able to work beneficially on the smooth circulation of pranic energy in your energy body. It can neutralize anger, and help deal with emotive traumas in your inner emotional world. Agates are excellent stones when there is a difficult battle ahead, either in your personal life or in your professional life. Whenever you have to be open and truthful with yourself, you should prefer agate over any other stone. (Source)

Garnet – Garnet is usually held in the hand or placed on top of the head when searching or meditating on past lives. Information that is beneficial and helpful will usually be released for the searcher. Garnet is a stone of purity and truth as well as a symbol of love and compassion. The information released in a search may be painful, but it will always be what the searcher needs. Garnet will help everyone’s security level and spiritual awareness. (Source)

Obsidian – Obsidian is used to aid in removing doubt and negative thoughts. It is also used to ward off psychic attacks and for divination. Obsidian is known as the Crystal of Truth and helps with issues of honesty and truth. Obsidian absorbs and destroys negative energy such as anger, criticism, and fear, and may be used in protection or centering rituals. Obsidian is associated with the root and third eye chakras. (Source)

Emerald – It offers physical, emotional and spiritual balance. Although Emerald is a stone of prosperity and riches, it is not just a materialistic stone. It also encourages spiritual growth, clear vision, memory, faith, intelligence and communication, inspiration, joy, intuition, clairvoyance, sensuality, love, romance, beauty, harmony, tranquility, serenity, clarity, cleansing, justice, friendship and unity. It seems that more kinds of physical healing have been ascribed to the emerald than to almost any other stone. It allows access to the mystery we hold deepest in our hearts, thereby healing and activating our highest hearts desire. (Source)

Moonstone – Long considered to have inherent connections to the moon by all ancient cultures familiar with the stone, it was used during the waxing of the moon for love charms and during the waning of the moon to foretell the future. Vibrating with the feminine wisdom and Goddess energy of the waxing and full Moon, moonstone has a reflective, calming energy. It helps to strengthen intuition and psychic perception and brings balance and harmony with the All. It is said to have the power to grant wishes. Moonstone Honors the Goddess in all women. It aids in dieting, gardening, psychic awareness and meditation. It soothes stress and anxiety, and it enhances intuitive sensitivity via feelings. Promotes greater flexibility and flow with life. Helps all be more comfortable with our gentler feminine/yin receiving side. Helps one be more conscious of the fact that all things are part of a cycle of constant change. (Source)

Serpentine – Serpentine gets its name from the word ‘serpent’ because it resembles the skin of a snake. It has been used since ancient times to guard against disease and sorcery. Serpentine makes an exceptional meditation stone. It helps you to find inner peace, and encourages the ability to solve conflicts by peaceful means. (Source)

Most of these stones are ones I’ve been carrying with me in a charm bag or wearing in jewelry. Others sit on my altar and I’ve used them as meditation aids.

If you found yourself particularly drawn to the description of any of these stones and their properties, I encourage you to seek out the stone or stone and use it for yourself.

February 1, 2012 at 10:44 pm Leave a comment

Two Meditations on the Rune Inguz

Runes are most commonly used in divination, but they are also helpful meditation tools. Today I’m going to share two recent meditations on the run Inguz. Inguz as a symbol stands for fertility, DNA, reincarnation, lunar & earthly magic, germination, growth, spiritual aspiration and the manipulation of the natural environment. So I was not surprised that both meditations focused on my body, my pregnancy and my energy field.

For runes, the color of activation is always red, so each meditation began with steady breathing, then I imagined the lines of the rune glowing red, as if with fire. The center of the rune opened like a portal of light.

In the first meditation, I went through the Inguz portal and saw a red mist and nothing else at first. I heard a heartbeat that I mistook for my own at first, until I realized that I was inside my own womb where a child currently grows inside me, and that the heartbeat belong to the child. I saw my baby sleeping peacefully in the womb.  I energetically cradled it and gave thanks for the vision of my child as healthy and safe.

That was the first meditation, which was rather short.

The next one, started the same way, but when I went through the portal this time, I entered the white bright star which I understood as my own spirit energy. I merged with the light, breathing deeply. I saw it soak into my human body where it touched all parts of me, moving from large organs to the tiny twisting strands of my DNA. Each strand was purified by the light. I saw clouds of darkness leaving my DNA, releasing me from the darkness of past lives and ancestral problems I’d inherited. When I saw my DNA full of light, my inner sight moved me to the child within and its DNA strands, embedding them with light and love through my intention. I saw the unborn child’s body full of light, blessing us both with its brightness. I came back to myself with my hand resting on my baby bump, grateful for the purification of the body that comes through Spirit and grateful for the connection I have with my unborn child.

November 11, 2011 at 7:02 pm 1 comment

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