Spirit Message of the Day – Remember You Deserve Happiness

ON TO THE NEXT ADVENTURE
“Our paths have crossed on our way back home, making small the price of times spent alone.”

Enjoy today; relish the moment. “Allow your joys to ebb and flow. Don’t define spells of uncertainty, loneliness, or unhappiness as the way things are, because they are Not the way things are. You always have something to look forward to, whether you know what that something is or not. And best of all, it’s not just a ‘something’, it’s the best of times and the best of friends. New adventures, experiences, and circumstances lie just around the corner, and they need only your expectation to transpire and manifest.” Expect a miracle; get ready for many adventures.

“Laughter such as you’ve never known, peace such as you have never experienced, love such as you’ve never felt, and fun! These aren’t just for the fortunate, the blessed, or the holy; they’re your inalienable birthrights. No matter what you think you deserve, you do deserve these –and more. You always have — and always will. Stake your claim, look ahead, and know of the happiness that awaits you” – Today – in the present -in this very moment.

Today’s message is from Mike Dooley’s book entitled “Choose Them Wisely – Thoughts Become Things!

He reminds us to

  • Shed limiting beliefs and false conclusions.
  • Harness the fundamental, non-judging principle that shapes your world.
  • Be emboldened to think BIG and clearly imagine the life of your dreams.
  • Understand your supernatural, spiritual nature and heritage.
  • Be able to draw on the support, love, and power of your greater-self.
  • Realize that your destiny lies in your own hands.
  • Grasp the true nature of your reality.
  • Release yourself from the past and misunderstandings that have robbed you of your power.
  • Love who you already are and all you already have.
  • Draw comfort from knowing that you are never alone, that it’s never too late, and that you already have all you need to have, do, and be all you want.
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    Spirit Message of the Day – Find Your Heart’s Center

    SERENITY
    “When you find yourself navigating tumultuous waters in your life, it’s easy to feel out of control. But imagine yourself literally adrift in a stormy sea. Your instinct, your fear, may cause you to flair about. But that doesn’t help, does it? In fact, it usually makes the situation worse, as you wear yourself out and have no energy left to take useful action.”

    “In times like these, you’ll want to find your peaceful center, a place where you feel strong and balanced. If you can find this place, you can rise above the tumult and at the very least not exhaust yourself or make the situation worse. At the most, you’ll be able to hear the voice in your heart guide you as you seek the best solutions and actions to take.”

    “Clad in white and purple, signifying purity and spirituality, the Serenity fairy stands on a pillar. The strong, intricately carved pillar represents her inner core, her peaceful center. Standing on it, she is able to rise above the tumult and chaos. The power of the full moon, enhancing her intuitive powers, is echoed by the amethyst worn near her heart. The ethereal moths carry to her the sweet, clear voice of the universe, revealing to her the path of peace. The actions she will take become like stars, lights of truth and tranquility, that she pours onto the troubled waters below.”

    MESSAGE FOR YOU
    “When facing chaotic or troubled times, there are any number of effective approaches. Sometimes a strong stance is necessary. Sometimes a gentler hand is better. In this case, you are being advised to rise above the situation and seek the council of your heart. Don’t waste your energy by fretting, worrying, or becoming angry. Pull back, and ask the universe to show you a peaceful approach. This may also be an opportunity for you to grow spiritually.”

    VISUALIZATION
    “It’s all very well and good to want to step back, but when our instinct is fight, fret, or flail, it’s good to have a plan. Meditation is ‘stepping back’ by its very nature, and it is an ideal way to hear the voice of your heart as your quiet your mind. Sit comfortably in a chair with your feet on the ground, or lie down, if you prefer, in a room where you won’t be disturbed. Close your eyes, and picture yourself on a pedestal over a turbulent sea. If you feel the motion of the waves, imagine yourself standing firmly and calmly on your feet; spread your toes, and feel the cool, strong base of the pedestal. Imagine the moon behind you, and see the light it casts, dancing, over the waves. When you feel balanced, picture yourself raising your arms and asking with confidence, for serenity and for guidance. Imagine delicate white and purple moths coming to you, whispering gentle messages. Hold the image until you are satisfied that you’ve received the wisdom you seek. Thank the universe, and open your eyes.”

    Today’s message is from The Enchanted Oracle by Barbara Moore with art by Jessica Galbreth.

    Spirit Message of the Day – Connect With Your Inner Dragon

    THE DRAGON WITCH
    “Have you ever wished you had an extra reserve of energy that you could tap into? Sometimes you want just an extra little boost. You have a feeling it is there, if only you knew the secret that would allow you to access it.”

    “The world is filled with different types of energy that are appropriate for different purposes. This elemental energy is often seen as earth, air, fire, and water (the points represented in a pentagram symbol). Each type has its own properties. Earth energy is grounded and practical, useful for manifesting tangible goals. Air energy promotes clarity of thought and problem solving. Water provides emotional richness and creativity. Fire energy is all about drive and passion. there are lots of practices that allow you access, focus, and use these energies.”

    “One way is to visualize them as creatures that embody certain characteristics such as a sylph or bird for air or a sprite or mermaid for water. Dragons are ideal representations for fire energy and are also traditional symbols of personal power. If you want to incorporate drive and passion into your life, exploring dragon magic is an ideal practice.”

    “The Dragon Witch is a keeper of dragons. She can handle and direct them, though no one can really tame them. She is an expert in the properties and use of fire energy. Behind her is a Celtic knot interwoven with a pentacle. This represents the complex interconnection of all things with the elemental energies of the universe, including spirit. She wears a crescent moon headpiece with three jewels, acknowledging her devotion to the goddess. The three jewels represent the triple goddess, but the main symbol is the crescent. This is appropriate, because fire energy is never stable, always waxing or waning. She also wears a cross, a union of the world of spirit and the physical world. Her expertise and power come from a well balanced understanding of both realms. In her hand she holds a small dragon, representing her area of expertise. Naturally, she wears red, the color of fire, passion, and energy.”

    MESSAGE FOR YOU
    “Whatever it is you wish to accomplish, you are very close to doing so, but your energy or drive may be waning. Now is the time to give yourself a burst of energy so you can successfully complete your task. Take a deep breath, focus your mind, set your intent, and finish what you’ve started. Victory is at hand, but you have a little way to go before it is complete. The power you need is within your reach. Connect with your inner dragon, and you won’t be disappointed.”

    Today’s message is from Barbara Moore’s book Destiny’s Portal with art by Jessica Galbreth.

    Spirit Message of the Day – Be Relentless, You Are Unlimited

    YOU ARE UNSTOPPABLE
    “It’s you who decides on your mission and fate. For how else could you learn of your gifts to create?”

    “Really. If secret elements, lucky charms, or other ‘non-you’ energies helped to craft your reality, how would you ever know what you were responsible for versus what was done by another? How would the credit be split? Mostly you or mostly them? What if something really bad happened? What if something really good happened? What if you wanted to initiate change in your life? Would you have to ask someone, would you have to get approval, would you have to wait?”

    “Do you see? Any subjectivity in the matter of your destiny would entirely rob you of your creative sovereignty. No longer could it be said that ‘You shall reap as you sow’, or ‘Believe all things are possible’, or ‘Knock, and it shall be opened’, because these would all be lies.”

    “When the light goes on for the first time and you get this, it’s kind of scary. You feel alone, even though you’re not. But in time, it gets kind of exciting as the truth reminds you of how far you can reach. Better still, eventually it becomes impossible to see yourself as anything less than totally unlimited.”

    Today’s guidance is from Mike Dooley’s book entitled Chose Them Wisely: Thoughts Become Things! 

    Spirit Message of the Day – Today, You Create Your Destiny

    YOUR DESTINY
    “A dream’s just a dream until you can see yourself in the picture like it was meant to be!”

    “Do you believe in fate? Ever feel that destiny plays a hand in your affairs? Like when everything in your life just ‘clicks’ or when you meet a special person? If so, the following thought may come as a surprise: Absolutely nothing in the game of life is meant to be, except, of course, those things you most think about.”

    “The only things that are truly meant to be are the things you deeply believe in –the things you expect to see in your life, which will generate the thoughts you constantly think, whether or not they’re fun or painful.”

    “You don’t get the things you most want in life nor what providence has carved out for you, unless they’re the things you think about most–especially when you put yourself in the picture! The good news, the great news, is that you get to choose what you think! Seems too easy, doesn’t it?”

    “Of course it does, because we’ve been taught since we could walk that life is hard. And we believed it, so we thought it, and then we experienced it, and the belief was reinforced. And life has become hard — thank goodness. Thank goodness our thoughts are so unfailing and predictable! And thank goodness that making a change couldn’t possibly be easier. Just think it and let your destiny unfold.”

    Today’s message is from Mike Dooley’s book Choose Them Wisely: Thoughts Become Things! He reminds us to live our truth, find our power, and supercharge each day! His book includes profound messages about how to:

  • Shed limiting beliefs and false conclusions.
  • Harness the fundamental, non-judging principle that shapes your world.
  • Be emboldened to think BIG and clearly imagine the life of your dreams.
  • Understand your supernatural, spiritual nature and heritage.
  • Be able to draw on the support, love, and power of your greater-self.
  • Realize that your destiny lies in your own hands.
  • Grasp the true nature of your reality.
  • Release yourself from the past and misunderstandings that have robbed you of your power.
  • Love who you already are and all you already have.
  • Draw comfort from knowing that you are never alone, that it’s never too late, and that you already have all you need to have, do, and be all you want.
  • Spirit Message of the Day – Expansion Promotes Growth

    THE TULIP SPIRIT
    “The message of the Tulip flower spirit is one of growth and regeneration. Pushing up from the apparently dormant winter earth, this exquisite tulip blooms in the late spring. It is an evocative representation of all that is new, fertile, and fresh. It’s paper-thin petals appear almost as if by magic on a long elegant stem; but although delicate in appearance, this growth from a tight, hard bulb displays its powerful life force.”

    “Sometimes we, too, have times of reflective quiet, when all goes dormant and life seems less fulfilling. Bereavement and emotional loss may leave us feeling lifeless and flat. The Tulip flower spirit urges you to lift up your head, as your low times are now in the past. It is time to celebrate life and the regenerative capability of heart and soul.”

    “With deep pain we grow and become wiser and more compassionate. It is easier to understand others once we have experienced our own difficulties. Feel the restored inquisitiveness towards life that is growing inside you, like the perfect form of the tulip emerging from the cold earth.”

    “Celebrate this regeneration by choosing a simple way to make yourself feel fresh and different. Change your hair, the colors you wear, the books you typically read, your style, try a new food, or redecorate your home. Making positive changes brings about new energy and a refreshing vitality that you may have been lacking lately. We are all capable of enormous growth in all areas of our life; regeneration is yours, once you decide what you need and go for it.”

    Today’s message is from Flower Spirit Cards by Melanie Eclare.

    Spirit Message of the Day – The Concept, Art, and Practice of Wicca

    The Concept Of Deity

    “Wiccans, Pagans and Witches see the divine as being manifest at all levels of humanities limited ability to comprehend the universe world around us. The fact that some may call upon or associate with the divine by different names does not necessarily mean that we see a complete seperation of deities.

    We accept that different aspects of the divine combine to make the whole. In this view, we recognize and attune ourselves with nature and the creative force in a way the individual or group is most comfortable with. The following is an explanation of this concept which most agree upon.

    The Supreme Creative Force
    The One is the all encompassing unity of all things which exist. This includes that which is manifest to our limited awareness and understanding as well as that which is not. The One is infinite to a point that the human mind simply cannot comprehend its vastness.

    Polarities of The One
    The Goddess and God are seen as a manifestation of the feminine and masculine forces of nature. Each having unique characteristics that when combined result in the harmonious creation of life. We see examples of this in everything around us as nothing can exist without the interaction of feminine and masculine energy. This creative energy is omnipresent. They are concepts that allow the human mind to comprehed the creative force of the world around us.

    Giving name to the divine or feminine and masculine energies is in many ways irrevalent and certainly cannot justify the wars and bloodshed history has seen because of it. They are simply names humanity, a culture or specific belief system has created over time for association purposes. It really matters little whether we associate with the divine as the “Father, Son and Holy Ghost” or “The One, Goddess and God.” Ultimately, the concept is the same.”

    Excerpt taken from http://www.wicca.com/celtic/wicca/concepts.htm 

    Introduction

    There’s an old saying that if you ask any ten Wiccans about their religion, you’ll get at least fifteen different answers. That’s not far from the truth, because with nearly half a million Americans practicing Wicca today, there are dozens — perhaps even hundreds — of different Wiccan groups out there (Pagan, Celtic, Druid, Egyptian, Hermetic, Shaman, Masonic, Faery, Strega). There is no one governing body over Wicca, nor is there a “Bible” that lays down a universal set of guidelines. While specifics vary from one culture and tradition to the next, there are actually a few ideals and beliefs common to nearly all modern Wiccan groups.

    Origins of Wicca

    Wicca as a religion was introduced by Gerald Gardner in the 1950s. Gardner’s tradition was oathbound, initiatory, and secret. However, after a few years splinter groups began forming, and new traditions were formed. Today, many Wiccan groups owe their basic foundation to the principles laid out by Gardner. Wicca is not an ancient religion, but Gardner did incorporate some old esoteric knoweldge into his original tradition, including Eastern mysticism, Kabballah, and British legend.

    Who Is a Wiccan, and How Do You Find Them?

    Wiccans come from all walks of life. They are doctors and nurses, teachers and soccer moms, writers and firefighters, waitresses and computer programmers. In other words, anyone can be Wiccan, and people become Wiccan for many reasons. In fact, there are nearly half a million Wiccans in the United States today. As to where to find them, that might take a bit of digging — as a mystery religion that doesn’t proselytize or actively recruit, it can sometimes be difficult to find a group in your area. Never fear, though — the Wiccans are out there, and if you ask around enough, you’ll bump into one eventually.

    The pentacle is the Wiccan symbol that most people are familiar with. It is a five pointed star within a circle.It is sometimes called the morning star or the endless knot. The five points represent the five elements, earth, air, fire, water and spirit (the self). This ancient symbol is used as a protective and positive symbol and has been used as such for over 6,000 years around the world.

    Calling Upon the Divine

    Wicca acknowledges the polarity of the Divine, which means that both the male and female deities are often honored. A Wiccan may honor simply a non-specific god and goddess, or they may choose to worship specific deities of their tradition, whether it be Isis and Osiris, Cerridwen and Herne, or Apollo and Athena. In Gardnerian Wicca, the true names of the gods are revealed only to initiated members, and are kept secret from anyone outside the tradition.

    Initiation and Degree Systems

    In most Wiccan covens, there is some form of initiation and a degree system. Initiation is a symbolic rebirth, in which the initiant dedicates themselves to the gods of their tradition. Typically, only an individual who has attained the rank of Third Degree dedicant may act as a High Priest or High Priestess. Study is required before an individual may advance to the next degree level, and often this is the traditional “year and a day” period.

    Someone who is not a member of a coven or formal group may choose to perform a self-dedication ritual to pledge themselves to the gods of their path.

    Magic Happens

    The belief in and use of magic and spellwork is nearly universal within Wicca. This is because for most Wiccans, there’s nothing supernatural about magic at all — it’s the harnessing and redirection of natural energy to effect change in the world around us. In Wicca, magic is simply another skill set or tool. Most Wiccans do use specific tools in spellcrafting, such as an athame, wand, herbs, crystals, and candles. Magical workings are often performed within a sacred circle. The use of magic is not limited only to the priesthood — anyone can craft and perform a spell with a little bit of practice.

    The Spirit World is Out There

    Because the concept of an afterlife of some sort is typical in most branches of Wicca, there is a general willingness to accept interaction with the spirit world. Seances and contact with the unknown are not uncommon among Wiccans, although not all Wiccans actively seek communication with the dead. Divination such as tarot, runes, and astrology are often used as well. To learn more about transition into The Summerland see Edain McCoy’s book entitled Entering the Summerland: Customs and Rituals of Transition into the Afterlife.

    What Wicca Isn’t

    Wicca does not embrace the concepts of sin, heaven or hell, the evils of sex or nudity, confession, Satanism, animal sacrifice, or the inferiority of women. Wicca is not a fashion statement, and you do not have to dress a certain way to be a “real Wiccan.”

    Basic Beliefs of Wicca

    While not exclusive to every single tradition, the following are some of the core tenets found in most Wiccan systems:

    • The Divine is present in nature, and so nature should be honored and respected. Everything from animals and plants to trees and rocks are elements of the sacred. You’ll find that many practicing Wiccans are passionate about the environment.
    • The idea of karma and an afterlife is a valid one. What we do in this lifetime will be revisited upon us in the next. Part of this idea of a cosmic payback system is echoed in the Law of Threefold Return.
    • Our ancestors should be spoken of with honor. Because it’s not considered out of the ordinary to commune with the spirit world, many Wiccans feel that their ancestors are watching over them at all times.
    • The Divine has polarity — both male and female. In most paths of Wicca, both a god and goddess are honored.
    • The Divine is present in all of us. We are all sacred beings, and interaction with the gods is not limited just to the priesthood or a select group of individuals.
    • Holidays are based on the turning of the earth and the cycle of the seasons. In Wicca, eight major Sabbats are celebrated, as well as monthly Esbats.
    • Everyone is responsible for their own actions. Personal responsiblity is the key. Whether magical or mundane, one must be willing to accept the consquences — either good or bad — of their behavior
    • Harm none, or something like it. While there are a few different interpretation of what actually constitutes harm, most Wiccans follow the concept that no harm should intentionally be done to another individual.
    • Respect the beliefs of others. There’s no Recruiting Club in Wicca, and the Wiccans are not out to preach at you, convert you, or prosetylize. Wiccan groups recognize that each individual must find their spiritual path on their own, without coercion. While a Wiccan may honor different gods than you do, they will always respect your right to believe differently.

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    Excerpts taken from About.com

    Spirit Message of the Day – Honor Your Self with Faith

    THE GODDESS ATHENA
    The Goddess of Inner Wisdom brings us a message today. She says, “You know what to do. Trust your inner wisdom, and take appropriate action without delay.”

    “The Goddess Athena is a powerful and wise Grecian goddess who oversees and protects those who call upon her. She’s the daughter of Zeus, and her power animals are white owls and black pigeons. Although Athena is a warrior goddess, she does battle with wits instead of weapons. You can call upon her for resolving disputes, and also for protection. In addition, Athena helps with creative projects such as writing, arts, and crafts.”

    MESSAGE FOR YOU
    “I’m happy to assist you; however, you’ll be most thrilled when you first consult your own inner bank of knowledge. For I assure you that this situation is already resolved and that you have access to all the wisdom that the universe supplies. To access this wisdom, you must quiet your mind. Surrender all worries and other concerns to the loving and almighty power of the universe. Close your eyes, and note the thoughts and feelings that come streaming into your consciousness. If you like, you can ask me to give you a signal that you’ve heard your inner wisdom correctly. But have faith. I assure you that you have heard, and that the guidance brings you and your loved ones very good news indeed.”

    Today’s message is from Doreen Virtue, PH.D Goddess Guidance Oracle Cards.

    Spirit Message of the Day – The Motion of Your Ocean

    THE ABC’s of MANIFESTATION
    “Always do what you can, with what you’ve got, from where you are.”

    “However, and this is really tricky but super important, don’t expect that your efforts alone are what will make your dreams come true. don’t hings the manifestation of your goals to what you do, but instead, understand that by doing all you can, you inspire the Universe to do all it can.”

    “It’s like this: You do A, the Universe does B, and you arrive at C. This is how everything works. A alone, however, will never get you to C. But it’s the only way to get to B.”

    “Now beware! If you forget about B and think everything rides on A, you’ll sweat the details, criticize yourself for not doing more and for not being better, and eventually convince yourself that you don’t have ‘the right stuff’, effectively decommissioning, firing, the Universe. Conversely, those who tend to think that everything rides on B often forget about A and go nowhere, while proclaiming that the Universe is alive with magic.”

    “You must do all you can — not with the idea what you do must be clever enough, fast enough, or sufficient enough to bring your dreams to life, but because your every effort will set invisible waves into motion, which will then summon all the elements to do your will.”

    Today’s guidance is from Mike Dooley’s book entitled Choose Them Wisely – Thoughts Become Things!

    Spirit Message of the Day – Look Beyond Illusion

    CIRCE
    “The Page of Wand is represented today by Circe. The ancient Greeks believed that the moon goddess Circe had a great palace in the Aegean Sea. Her name is linked with the word circle, marking this deity as a fate spinner and weaver of destinies. Circe knew the ancient mysteries of making creative or destructive magick by braiding or knotting her hair. This power is symbolized on the card by the sparkles in her hair. The lunar hare of creation and the owl of wisdom join Circe in her magickal activities. Her spell book of secrets covered with spirals signifies her creative and destructive energies. The owl brings her a wand of change. “

    MESSAGE FOR YOU
    “Important news and messages come to your attention today. Be careful how you use this information.” Prepare to look beyond the surface of the situation and see through any illusions or false appearances. Aim to see the simple truth.

    Today’s message comes from Fantastical Creatures Tarot by Lisa Hunt and D.J. Conway.