Spirit Message of the Day – A Secret or Common Sense

Golden Rules For Successful Manifestation
This time we’re talking manifestation. The ability to turn your thoughts into physical reality. Now manifestation isn’t a new thing. In fact humans have been doing it ever since we had consciousness and the ability to choose our thoughts. But now, more and more people are beginning to realize that they have created their current life… and more importantly, they have the ability to create the future they desire. So why isn’t everyone creating their dream life?

1. Know what you want
This may sound obvious, but do you really know what you want? Have you written this down clearly? Do you focus on your intentions every day? Ultimately everyone wants happiness and fulfilments so what would make you Really happy? What is your dream? Remember to focus on what you do want, and Not what you don’t want.

2. Expectation
The second crucial ingredient of a successful manifestation is expectation. You must know exactly what you want and expect that your wishes will come true. This is not merely hoping or believing, it’s knowing… and this comes down to your belief system. If you don’t believe it can happen, you’ll be right.

3. Emotional Excitement
So you must know exactly what you want, you must know that you will get this and you must feel good about this now in the present. So how do you stay positive and motivated? How do you keep the faith? One of the best ways to keep motivated and to feel that emotional excitement is to read motivational and inspirational books or quotes daily. Not only does this help reinforce your beliefs and keep you inspired, you’ll also learn much more and the more you know, the more you grow!

4. Creative Visualization
If you want to reach a goal, you must ‘see the reaching’ in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.” Zig Ziglar. You must be able to see you successfully manifesting your desires in your mind’s eye – the clearer and more detailed the image, the better… also known as visualization.

5. Letting Go
The final piece of the puzzle is releasing your intent and allowing the universe to turn your psychic reality into a physical reality. Picture yourself achieving your desires. Feel the powerful positive emotions as if you have achieved your desires now. Know it will happen and then let go. Don’t try and work out how your manifestations will come into your life, the universe will decide.

6. Take Inspired Action
Once you have released your wishes, look for the clues from the universe that are helping you towards your goals. Look out for new people coming into your life, sudden flashes of inspiration and seemingly random events that demand your attention for no apparent reason. Listen to gut feelings, follow your hunches, and take action on them.

Have faith in yourself and develop confidence. Use good intention. Pay attention to what you wish for. You are worthy of your dreams.

Today’s excerpt is from: http://secretnl.wordpress.com/author/secretnl/


Published in: on September 30, 2010 at 10:02  Leave a Comment  

Spirit Message of the Day – Mabon, The Autumnal Equinox 2010

The leaves begin to turn from green to brilliant reds and yellows, animals start to migrate, and the harvest is underway by the time of the autumn equinox. Celebrate Mabon with rituals, mythology, craft projects, and magic!Mabon is a time to give thanks for the bounty of the earth, and falls on the date of the autumnal equinox, which varies from year to year. Typically, it is between September 20 – 22 in the Northern Hemisphere, and March 20 – 22 in the Southern Hemisphere. In 2010, the autumn equinox falls on September 22 in the Northern Hemisphere. Below the equator, Mabon 2010 is on March 20.

It is the time of the autumn equinox, and the harvest is winding down. The fields are nearly empty, because the crops have been plucked and stored for the coming winter. Mabon is the mid-harvest festival, and it is when we take a few moments to honor the changing seasons, and celebrate the second harvest. For many Pagan and Wiccan traditions it is a time of giving thanks for the things we have, whether it is abundant crops or other blessings.

Mabon Traditions and Folklore – Customs of the Autumn Equinox
Interested in learning about some of the traditions behind the celebrations of September? Find out why Mabon is important, learn the legend of Persephone and Demeter, and explore the magic of apples and more!

Rituals and Ceremonies

Depending on your individual spiritual path, there are many different ways you can celebrate Mabon, but typically the focus is on either the second harvest aspect, or the balance between light and dark. This, after all, is the time when there is an equal amount of day and night. While we celebrate the gifts of the earth, we also accept that the soil is dying. We have food to eat, but the crops are brown and going dormant. Warmth is behind us, cold lies ahead. Here are a few rituals you may want to think about trying — and remember, any of them can be adapted for either a solitary practitioner or a small group, with just a little planning ahead.
The apple is the symbol of the Divine in many cultures. Honor the old gods with an apple ritual at Mabon, the second harvest Sabbat. How to Hold a Mabon Apple Harvest Right


Ten Ways To Celebrate Mabon 2010
Mabon is the time of the autumn equinox, and the harvest is winding down. The fields are nearly bare, because the crops have been stored for the coming winter. Mabon is a time when we take a few moments to honor the changing seasons, and celebrate the second harvest. On or around September 21, for many Pagan and Wiccan traditions it is a time of giving thanks for the things we have, whether it is abundant crops or other blessings. It is also a time of balance and reflection, following the theme of equal hours light and dark. Here are some ways you and your family can celebrate this day of bounty and abundance.

1. Find Some Balance

Mabon is a time of balance, when there are equal hours of darkness and light, and that can affect people in different ways. For some, it’s a season to honor the darker aspects of the goddess, calling upon that which is devoid of light. For others, it’s a time of thankfulness, of gratitude for the abundance we have at the season of harvest. Because this is, for many people, a time of high energy, there is sometimes a feeling of restlessness in the air, a sense that something is just a bit “off”. If you’re feeling a bit spiritually lopsided, with this simple meditation you can restore a little balance into your life. You can also try a ritual to bring balance and harmony to your home.

2. Hold a Food Drive

Many Pagans and Wiccans count Mabon as a time of thanks and blessings — and because of that, it seems like a good time to give to those less fortunate than ourselves. If you find yourself blessed with abundance at Mabon, why not give to those who aren’t? Invite friends over for a feast, but ask each of them to bring a canned food, dry goods, or other non-perishable items? Donate the collected bounty to a local food bank or homeless shelter.

3. Pick Some Apples

Apples are the perfect symbol of the Mabon season. Long connected to wisdom and magic, there are so many wonderful things you can do with an apple. Find an orchard near you, and spend a day with your family. As you pick the apples, give thanks to Pomona, goddess of fruit trees. Be sure to only pick what you’re going to use — if you can, gather plenty to take home and preserve for the coming winter months. Take your apples home and use them in rituals, for divination, and for delicious recipes that your family can enjoy all season long.

4. Count Your Blessings

Mabon is a time of giving thanks, but sometimes we take our fortune for granted. Sit down and make a gratitude list. Write down things that you are thankful for. An attitude of gratefulness helps bring more abundance our way — what are things you’re glad you have in your life? Maybe it’s the small things, like “I’m glad I have my cat Peaches” or “I’m glad my car is running.” Maybe it’s something bigger, like “I’m thankful I have a warm home and food to eat” or “I’m thankful people love me even when I’m cranky.” Keep your list some place you can see it, and add to it when the mood strikes you.

5. Honor the Darkness

Without darkness, there is no light. Without night, there can be no day. Despite a basic human need to overlook the dark, there are many positive aspects to embracing the dark side, if it’s just for a short time. After all, it was Demeter’s love for her daughter Persephone that led her to wander the world, mourning for six months at a time, bringing us the death of the soil each fall. In some paths, Mabon is the time of year that celebrates the Crone aspect of a triune goddess. Celebrate a ritual that honors that aspect of the Goddess which we may not always find comforting or appealing, but which we must always be willing to acknowledge. Call upon the gods and goddesses of the dark night, and ask for their blessings this time of year.

6. Get Back to Nature

Fall is here, and that means the weather is bearable once more. The nights are becoming crisp and cool, and there’s a chill in the air. Take your family on a nature walk, and enjoy the changing sights and sounds of the outdoors. Listen for geese honking in the sky above you, check the trees for changing in the colors of the leaves, and watch the ground for dropped items like acorns, nuts, and seed pods. If you live in an area that doesn’t have any restrictions on removing natural items from park property, take a small bag with you and fill it up with the things you discover along the way. Bring your goodies home for your family’s altar. If you are prohibited from removing natural items, fill your bag with trash and clean up the outdoors!

7. Tell Timeless Stories

In many cultures, fall was a time of celebration and gathering. It was the season in which friends and relatives would come from far and near to get together before the cold winter kept them apart for months at a time. Part of this custom was storytelling. Learn the harvest tales of your ancestors or of the people indigenous to the area in which you live. A common theme in these stories is the cycle of death and rebirth, as seen in the planting season. Learn about the stories of Osiris, Mithras, Dionysius, Odin and other deities who have died and then restored to life.

8. Raise Some Energy

It’s not uncommon for Pagans and Wiccans to make remarks regarding the “energy” of an experience or event. If you’re having friends or family over to celebrate Mabon with you, you can raise group energy by working together. A great way to do this is with a drum or music circle. Invite everyone to bring drums, rattles, bells, or other instruments. Those who don’t have an instrument can clap their hands. Begin in a slow, regular rhythm, gradually increasing the tempo until it reaches a rapid pace. End the drumming at a pre-arranged signal, and you’ll be able to feel that energy wash over the group in waves. Another way of raising group energy is chanting, or with dance. With enough people, you can hold a Spiral Dance.

9. Celebrate Hearth & Home

As autumn rolls in, we know we’ll be spending more time indoors in just a few months. Take some time to do a fall version of spring cleaning. Physically clean your home from top to bottom, and then do a ritual smudging. Use sage or sweetgrass, or asperge with consecrated water as you go through your home and bless each room. Decorate your home with symbols of the harvest season, and set up a family Mabon altar. Put sickles, scythes and bales of hay around the yard. Collect colorful autumn leaves, gourds and fallen twigs and place them in decorative baskets in your house. If you have any repairs that need to be done, do them now so you don’t have to worry about them over the winter. Throw out or give away anything that’s no longer of use.

10. Welcome the Gods of the Vine

Grapes are everywhere, so it’s no surprise that the Mabon season is a popular time to celebrate winemaking, and deities connected to the growth of the vine. Whether you see him as Bacchus, Dionysus, the Green Man, or some other vegetative god, the god of the vine is a key archetype in harvest celebrations. Take a tour of a local winery and see what it is they do this time of year. Better yet, try your hand at making your own wine! If you’re not into wine, that’s okay — you can still enjoy the bounty of grapes, and use their leaves and vines for recipes and craft projects. However you celebrate these deities of vine and vegetation, you may want to leave a small offering of thanks as you reap the benefits of the grape harvest.

Celebrating the Dark and the Light
Mabon Balance Meditation
Honor the Dark Mother at Mabon
Mabon Cooking Magic From the Kitchen
Mabon Prayers and Blessings
Mabon Crafts and Projects

The Symbolism of the Stag
In many Pagan and Wiccan traditions, the stag takes on a level of almost mythical signficance. Find out why this king of the forest — and his crown of antlers — appears so often in Pagan and Wiccan ritual symbolism. 

Mabon is the season in which the harvest is being gathered. It’s also the time in which the hunt often begins — deer and other animals are killed during the autumn in many parts of the world. In some Pagan and Wiccan traditions, the deer is highly symbolic, and takes on many aspects of the God during the harvest season.

For many Wiccans, the antlers of the stag are associated directly with the fertility of the God. The Horned God, in his many incarnations, often appears wearing a headdress of antlers. In some depictions, the horns grow directly from his head. Early Paleolithic cave art shows men wearing antlers on their heads, so it would appear that the horn or antler has long been a symbol of worship in some form or another. In Egyptian legend, many gods appear to wear a pair of horns on their head.

In some Pagan paths, there is a correlation between the shape of a pair of horns and the crescent moon. The image of a stag with a full moon between his antlers represents both the male (the antlers) and the female (the moon) aspects of the Divine.

Mabon is the time, in many areas, when hunting season begins. While many Pagans are opposed to hunting, others feel that they can hunt for food as our ancestors did. For many Pagans, equally as important as the idea of caring about animals is the concept of responsible wildlife management.

Scarecrows – Guardians of the Harvest
Few things represent the image of the harvest season as well as the scarecrow. Learn about the history of this long-used harvest helper. Anyone who watches horror movies regularly knows just how creepy scarecrows can be. On the flip side, sometime they’re fun, and decorated in a country-cute style, or silly like the lovable “If I only had a brain” type in The Wizard of Oz. Although they haven’t always looked the way they do now, scarecrows have been around a long time and have been used in a number of different cultures.In the fields of ancient Greece, wooden statues were placed in the fields, carved to represent Priapus. Although he was the son of Aphrodite, Priapus was also hideously ugly, and his most prominent feature was his constant (and huge) erection. Birds tended to avoid fields where Priapus resided, so as Greek influence spread into Roman territory, Roman farmers soon adopted the practice.

Pre-feudal Japan used different kinds of scarecrows in their rice fields, but the most popular one was the kakashi. Old dirty rags and noisemakers like bells and sticks were mounted on a pole in the field and then lit on fire. The flames (and presumably, the smell) kept birds and other animals away from the rice fields. The word kakashi meant “something stinky.” Eventually, Japanese farmers began making scarecrows that looked like people in raincoats and hats. Sometimes they were equipped with weaponry to make them look even more frightening.

(Note: There is one school of thought that states that rotten meat was hung on these as well; however, with crows and other such carrion eaters, it seems more logical that they would come TO the scarecrows, rather than staying away. This is mentioned in numerous secondary sources, but there do not appear to be any primary sources that verify the claim of the rotten meat being hung on the kakashi.)

During the Middle Ages in Britain and Europe, small children worked as crow-scarers. Their job was to run around in the fields, clapping blocks of wood together, to frighten away birds that might eat the grain. As the medieval period wound down and populations decreased due to plague, farmers discovered there was a shortage of spare children to scamper around shooing birds away. Instead, they stuffed old clothes with straw, placed a turnip or gourd up on top, and mounted the figure in the fields. They soon found that these lifelike guardians did a pretty good job of keeping crows away.

Scarecrows are also found in Native American cultures. In some parts of what is now Virginia and the Carolinas, before the white man arrived, adult men sat on raised platforms and shouted at birds or ground animals that came near the props. Some native tribes discovered that soaking corn seeds in a poisonous herb mixture deterred birds as well, although one has to wonder how the corn would taste to people. In the Southwest, some Native American children had contests to see who could make the most frightening scarecrow, and the Zuni tribe used lines of cedar poles strung with cords and animal skins to keep the birds away.

Scarecrows also came to North America as waves of emigrants left Europe. German settlers in Pennsylvania brought with them the bootzamon, or bogeyman, which stood guard over the fields. Sometimes a female counterpart was added to the opposite end of the field or orchard.

During the heyday of America’s agricultural period, scarecrows became popular, but following World War II, farmers realized they could accomplish a lot more by spraying their crops with pesticides like DDT. This went on until the 1960s, when it was discovered that pesticides are actually bad for you. Nowadays, although you don’t see a lot of scarecrows guarding fields, they’re extremely popular as a fall decoration. In more rural countries, scarecrows are still in use.

Excerpts taken from about.com.

Spirit Message of the Day – Release Old Emotions, Feel Free

“The languid, drooping flower of the Pulsatilla, with its petals close to the earth, has a powerful spirit that reminds us to release the past. Sadness, difficulties and anger may have been yours, but they are ready to be released so that you can feel lighter and more connected. If you have picked this card you may be feeling a little emotional at the moment and long for the embrace of someone you love to make you feel better.”

“Although not technically a bulb, its fibrous rootstock and message relating to releasing the past put it in this category. This delicate alpine flower grows in harsh rocky conditions, its blooms held dangling on soft furry stems. Sense the softness of your love for yourself and remember that we are all ultimately alone in the world and can only be truly loved if we take responsibility for our own lives and love ourselves first.”

“Feel the calming, soft reassuring essence of the Pulsatilla flower spirit coming into your life now. Release fear, pain, resentment, and neediness. Access your own grief and let tears of relief flow unhindered. Take some quality time to be by yourself to let your emotions release gently. Move into a more self-loving, peaceful place within. Feel the calm of releasing the physical and mental pressure of holding on to all those old feelings. What a relief.”

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

Spirit Message of the Day – Live Life With a Full Heart

“This exquisite, celestial flower appears to be floating above the earth; it represents expansion. Our hearts and souls are capable of opening to incredible depths of love, yet many of us spend our lives resisting this potential. The Cranesbill flower spirit invites you to honor your own expansive nature and to feel the depths of liberation and joy that living a life through love will bring.”

“To access this expansion, choose some music that enhances a feeling of openness in you – uplifting, joyful singing or soulful, moving music. Sit quietly and listen, and imagine your heart softening and expanding. Feel the tension melt away and lead you deeper into a silent reverie. Sense the love you feel for all those closest to you and experience a sense of expansion in your whole body, your heart and soul. Stay with these blissful feelings of love and let them grow and fill your being.”

“In this moment you are connected with Source and angelic beings will surround you. Know that you are always connected with the Creator and that this expansion is part of your own bliss; once you know how, it can be accessed so simply. From this perspective, all else is released – negativity, fears, anger, troubles and difficulties. in this place of love and expansion, the bigger picture becomes clear and your true purpose becomes part of your awareness. Cherish these feelings and tap back into them whenever you can, learning to live your through this openness and love.”

Today’s guidance or every day living is from Melanie Eclare’s Flower Spirit Cards.

Spirit Message of the Day – Tap Into Your Intuition

How To Develop Your Innate Intuition
“Spend any time at all in the Pagan or Wiccan communities, and you’re bound to meet individuals who have some fairly pronounced psychic abilities. However, many people believe that everyone has some degree of latent psychic abilities. In some people, these abilities tend to manifest in a more obvious manner — and in others, it just sits under the surface, waiting to be tapped into.

Types of Psychic Abilities
There are different kinds of psychic abilities. Some people are able to divine the future. Others get messages from the spirit world. A few may be able to read the thoughts of others, or see auras of color that tell them how the person is feeling.

  • Precognition is the ability to know the future. For some people, it’s very definite messages, like “You’re going to get on a bus and meet a dark-haired man.” For others, it may be more vague, such as, “Someone close to you is going to have some big changes in their family.”
  • Intuition, or intuitiveness, is the ability to just *know* things without being told. Many intuitives make excellent Tarot card readers, because this skill gives them an advantage when reading cards for a client. This is sometimes referred to as clairsentience.
  • Clairvoyance is the ability to see things which are hidden. Sometimes used in remote viewing, clairvoyance has occasionally been credited for people finding missing children and locating lost objects.
  • Empathy is the ability to sense the feelings and emotions of another person. Someone who is an empath often needs to learn to shield themselves from the energies of others, or they might find themselves feeling drained and exhausted.
  • A medium is someone who gets messages from the spirit world. This can take many forms — some mediums see and hear actual spirits, others get messages via dreams or visions. Some can even “channel” the spirit, who may then write or speak through the medium.

How to Develop Your Own Abilities
If everyone has some latent psychic talent, then developing yours can be an exercise in many different types of self-awareness. One of the best ways to develop your own psychic abilities is by way of meditation, because it allows us to tap into our subconscious, and everything that’s lurking there.

Achieve deliberate clarity. This sounds complex, but it’s not. To achieve deliberate clarity, you have to train yourself to be aware of everything around you. Sense changes in the sunlight and shadows, notice a shift in the wind, be aware of who has walked into a room and who has walked out. Take mental notes of everything — this will help you later on, when you try to decipher what messages are “real” messages, and what’s just your imagination or wishful thinking.

Listen to what’s being said, and what’s not. Frequently, people say one thing but mean something entirely different. When you ask your friend how she’s doing, and her answer is, “Fine. The kids are good…” but there’s no mention of her spouse, then perhaps there’s a reason for it. Understand that omission is still a form of communication.

Meditate regularly. One of the best ways to develop your own intuition is to meditate. By allowing your mind to wander into the depths of the subconscious, you create an opening for messages to come through.

Learn to trust your gut. Ever get a feeling that something wasn’t quite right? Ever feel like you just had turn left at that stop sign, even though you normally would have turned right? Pay attention to things like this. Often, there’s a reason for those intuitive messages.

Write everything down. Did you have a dream about someone you know, or a particular situation? Did you just get a feeling that something important is about to happen? Keep a journal so you can track these sensory messages. Later on, you can go back and check on them, to see if there was any validity to them. Bear in mind, sometimes we get messages and we are never able to confirm whether they were accurate or not, because there’s just no way of knowing.

Test yourself. If you have a hunch about something, try to confirm it. For example, when your best friend is on her way to meet you for coffee, try to guess what music she was listening to in the car. Then, when she arrives, ask her. Did you get it right? If your phone rings, before you pick it up and look at the Caller ID, try to visualize who might be calling. Then answer the phone and see if you were correct. Simple exercises like this will help you develop your own innate abilities.

What is a Spirit Guide?
Many people believe they have spirit guides. Some refer to theirs as angels or guardians. Regardless, if you believe you have one, a spirit guide is there simply to guide, not as an entity that you need to give yourself over to. If a spirit guide has a negative influence on your behavior, then chances are good that it’s not a spirit guide at all, but something else entirely. These are some of the more commonly found types of spirit guides:
Ascended Masters
These are guides often found by people who do energy work, such as Reiki. A ascended master who appears as a spirit guide is often a being that led a physical life and has moved on to a higher spiritual plane — for example, Buddha, Krishna, even Jesus. Ascended masters usually work with collective groups of souls — in other words, if you’ve got an ascended master hanging around you, you’re not the only one he or she is helping. Their primary focus is that of helping all of humanity. It’s not uncommon for an ascended master to have access to Akashic records. Also referred to as Master Teacher guides.
Ancestral Guides
An ancestral guide is one who can claim some sort of kinship with you, such as your dear Aunt Tillie who died when you were ten. It may also appear in the form of a long-dead ancestor. In some schools of thought, these entities are seen as reincarnated guides, because they are the spirits of someone who loved us during their physical lifetime, or who had some sort of blood connection to our family. Some people, depending on their religious upbringing, may see these types of guides as guardian angels.
Common Spirit Guide, or Teacher Guide
A typical spirit guide is archetypical, symbolic or representative of something else. For example, you may find your guide appears in the form of a warrior, a storyteller, or a wise woman, and they have appeared to you for a purpose. Typically, that purpose is to teach you and guide you along a particular path. They may also introduce you to other archetypes along your journey, and help out with problem solving, based upon your needs. They are known to provide insight by way of dreams or meditation, and may only hang around as long as you need them, then move on.
Animal Guides
Although many people claim to have animals as spirit guides, often these entities are more companions than anything else. It’s not uncommon for a deceased pet to linger around, keeping you company through the grieving process. In some spiritual traditions, such as various Native American or shamanic paths, a person may have an animal totem, which provides teaching and/or protection.”

All excerpts taken by , About.com Guide

Spirit Message of the Day – Take Time to Surrender

“Surrender is the simple, profound wisdom of yielding to rather than opposing the flow of life. The only place we can truly experience the flow of life is now, in the present, so to surrender is to accept the present moment unconditionally and without resistance. This does not mean giving up, or becoming defeatist, nor does it mean ceasing to make plans or initiating positive action. Surrendering is the most powerful move we can make to bring about positive change. We can say how we feel and take action where necessary, if we simply stay present. When we surrender all judgement and resistance, then the miracle of life unfolds naturally.”

“The flexible and joyous Toadflax spirit is showing us the way to surrender control and release preconceived notions about how a situation should unfold. If we trust in a higher power and know that we can only live our lives in the present moment, then we can go with the flow more easily and open out to the wonderful blossoming of experiences that unfold around us daily. When we accept what is, every moment becomes the best moment and we gain enlightenment.”

“Let go and surrender your problems to the creator, the divine, and universe, releasing the anxiety that comes with trying to control situations outside of your control, or the way you want them to be. Become aware of the resistance in your life, then make the intention to relinquish it and become truly conscious, by living in the now.”

Today’s guidance comes from Flower Spirit Cards by Melanie Eclare.

Spirit Message of the Day – Find Hope in the Moment

“Crimson – a color of passion, of danger, of blood. A crimson moon cannot be a pleasant omen. And yet it is the color of courage and the mother goddess. We all live through dark, desolate times. Life, even one filled with magic, has ups and downs. Dark times have phases, just like the moon, just like all of life. Sometimes we are in shock over a new pain or loss that is fresh and sharp. Sometimes we are in the midst of mourning, where everything is a dark and black and devoid of hope as it is possible to be. And sometimes we are near the end of a dark time. The pain is not as sharp. The blackness is not as bleak. Instead, the pain is becoming part of us, not intense and cutting. It is not destroying us, but instead it is shaping who we are becoming. The darkness still hides a great deal, but it is lifting, allowing glimmers of hope to catch our eyes. We may still feel alone and a long way from happiness, but we do sense that life will continue and that maybe, just maybe, joy will be possible.”

“Our Crimson Moon Fairy embodies this moment of darkness giving way to dawn. She stands on a pillar, disconnected still from everyday life, but she is starting to look around and see that life continues. Above her shines a slim crescent moon tinged with crimson. While much of her heart remains dark, light is beginning to show, bringing with it the courage and passion needed to deal with her loss. Behind, and yet out of sight but ready to be noticed, is a white flower, representing new growth and hope. She wears jewels of deepest red, as if made from her heart’s very blood that fed her mourning. From this journey through darkness, she has grown, and these jewels represent those changes. She carries a wand that symbolizes her intent and focus. Even though she still holds it listlessly, it is starting to glow. She is beginning to feel the need to do something, that her time of weeping is almost over.”

“Whatever you’ve been through, however much it has hurt, no matter how long and dark this time of loss and pain has been, you can know that it is nearly over. You are coming to terms with what has happened. It no longer cuts you harshly to think of it. You’ve taken that pain into your soul, and you’ve grown from it. You are starting to find the courage to go on. You are feeling the stirrings of the passion for life. You need only look, and you will see the gift of hope that the universe is offering you. Then you will be ready to start a renewed phase in your life.”

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