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Smarter Not Harder

By Fran Mysti Hafey

Sometimes we have to let go of things, ideas or people. Maybe we need to change our way of thinking, how we do things or just change things all together. Sometimes we need a new beginning!

I used to over complicate things. As I am getting older, I am learning some details do not matter and it is easier for us when we let some things go. In my life, I have been wanting simplicity, less stress and less clutter. I began by letting go of small things; one step at a time. No one ever said we had to go cold turkey! I let go of big reactions to little drama and things that didn’t matter anymore. I put my energy into more important things like family, hobbies I enjoy and living life smarter, not harder.

For instance, learning to meditate or find what works best for us, can take time. In a busy world we need to be gentle with ourselves by asking for help, reading books, looking up information online, doing things we love and asking for guidance in a dream or just taking a walk and asking our guides, angels or helpers for help and advice. Sometimes we need to take a break, take a breath, sip on some tea, or coffee, smile… and just be.

Some people are used to the fast paced crazy world or a hectic schedule, while some may have a boring routine that needs more excitement and a breath of fresh air into it. Which ever it may be, we can all learn to live smarter, not harder and when to let go and let things flow.~

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My Super Power-Laughter

By Fran Mysti Hafey

“Laughter is an instant vacation.”~Milton Berle

Every now and then, I may write something here that is a bit deep and dark, because we all have light and dark within us and we must strive to keep the balance.

Many people on the internet and even in my personal life, know me, but they do not really know all of me. What we choose to share with others is our choice. I am an upbeat person, but I also go through darker times when I need space and to figure things out. My super power is laughter! When my body aches, I am tired and life gets very busy, laughing always helps me. I am very blessed to have a quick wit and I not only enjoy laughing, but making others laugh too. I am also very addicted to “the movie or song” game. When I see an actor in something, I have to figure out where or what else I have seen them in! When I hear a song, I will try to figure out who it is singing it! Some people think I am obcessed, but if you look around, a lot of people do that or something similar. LOL. I am also very expressive. I laugh, cry, make faces, use my hands and body to talk and express myself and I can immitate sounds and voices. I also whistle and sing… all the time! I live to my own rhythm, music and beat!

I think “who” I am has come from being very sensitive about everything. I feel things deeply and laughter has been my way to lighten up my life for a long time. I know when to use my super-power and when it is needed most. I am very grateful I have been given this ability and I will always use it for good.

We will always have to keep the balance between light and dark in our lives, so choose to laugh as often as you can and be grateful. Laughter is a gift.~

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Challenges of our Mind, Body and Spirit

By Fran Mysti Hafey

Sometimes we choose our challenges. Other times they come at us from lots of directions. Some are easier than others to handle while others are seemingly out of our control. We may feel we have to “play the game” to get things done even when we’re biting our tongue and our knuckles are white!

I had a major surgery in December 2015. I didn’t exactly choose it, but because of degree of physical pain I was in, I almost welcomed it, even though I knew it would be one of the hardest things I have ever done. The surgery was a Total Knee Replacement or TKR. My left knee was in bad shape and had been for a long time. I dealt with pain and I was losing the ability to walk. The surgery went well and I came home with tons of drugs to help me get through it. To those who know me, they know I don’t care for taking pills or medicine and I tend to do without as much as I can opting for “just getting through it” or with alternative natural herbs, essential oils, supplements, ointments and rest.

My life revolved around the surgery for quite a while. It has now been ten months and I am doing pretty well, even though I still limp, use a cane and take something for pain now and then. My knee is very stiff and still swollen and my other knee acts up too. I also have other health issues so the knee wasn’t a fix all, cure all. My life has completely changed! Let me tell you a bit about my life post knee surgery…

I remember going to the hospital to prepare for the surgery. As I mentioned above, I have other health issues. The other health issues are why some doctors did not want to do the surgery in the first place because blood clotting issues, blood pressure, apnea (shallow breathing when asleep) and being over- weight were a few of them. They knew what to watch for and I was grateful for the angels who took care of me and watched over me at the hospital. Not just my angels and spirit guides and helpers , but the doctors, nurses and staff. They made me feel at ease and like I was the only patient there.

I had a difficult time after surgery because my blood pressure dropped very low, so they kept me in recovery several hours longer than most patients. Because of my sensitivities, (to everything) they were unable to get the pain medicine type and dosage just right. I remember very little about being in the hospital, not even knowing when my family was there. When I got home I stopped taking one of the pain medicines that made me feel trippy and concentrated on getting in and out of bed, healing and just being able to get to the bathroom without bending my leg or falling! Physical therapy still makes me cringe! Oh, I do not want to scare anyone from any of this, but it is very hard work and it is not for the faint of heart! After showing up every time with a smile on my face I finally had to take matters into my own hands and go with what my higher self was saying and stop them from some of the “exercises” they wanted me to do!  I did what felt right for me! Everyone there at physical therapy were wonderful, helpful and did a great job pushing me to keep going to heal!

While healing, I had time to think. Being an Aquarian and the personality type that tends to think a lot anyway, I went deeper in myself, took notes and did my best to deal with the daily roller coaster. For me, it was not easy allowing someone to take care of me, cook for me, bring me food, help me to the bathroom, help me with bathing, dressing and other daily activities. I had to learn a HUGE lesson in really letting go of housework and doing normal everyday things most take for granted.  I was still on some heavy pain killers, but not as heavy as what they were giving me in the hospital. I know my thinking and sleeping patterns had changed because of the “trauma” my body had gone through and now what my body, brain and energy were dealing with. Everything is different than it was before and I wondered how life was going to be from now on.

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I am going to stop there for now because I will be writing and sharing more here soon. I have a lot to share with you about my journey, the journey of my mind, body and spirit as it changes and as I learn so many wonderful, valuable lessons about life and death.

Thank you for being here.

Blessings,

Fran~Mysti

Great quote from Martin Luther King Jr. It makes me cry and smile when I read it!!

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Hello dear ones. I can hardly believe it has been almost a year, in just a couple of weeks, since I posted here! Life hasn’t just been busy, it has been changing like the waves of the ocean, going up and down, fast and slow, swirling me around in many directions. Sometimes we have to take time to figure out our priorities and do what is best for us. For me, traveling and dealing with doctors takes a lot of time and energy. I am not one to take what doctors say as the only way or option, and I have to remind them I have a brain and I know my body more than anyone. Yes, yes, of course doctors know a lot and I admire them, but when they have me going in circles trying to convince me of something I know is not so, then I have to stand up for myself and tell them the way I feel. There is a way to handle ordeals like this and while doing so, I have to keep up my strength and keep moving foward.

With this being said, I will get right to it. I cannot promise my blog will be filled to the brim every month, because I do have other things on my plate, but I have words to write, stories to share and lessons to convey and teach. My mind is not controlled so much now by pain medications or overfilled with appointments these days, even though my body is still healing and still needs more TLC, I have to write. I have to get all of “this” out of my head and heart and share it!

Thank you for being here and I pray you will share my blog and new pages, links and information with others if you feel led to share.

I think the picture I shared today is appropriate. It reminds me of healing and me. *smile*

Blessings and light, Fran~Mysti

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I am taking down the Halloween/Samhain decorations, enjoying being outside.  The night before, the weather was beautiful for lighting a candle, some incense, listening to the wind whisper through the trees while pulling faery/fairy cards for the coming year. I asked out loud, which cards should I use and I heard, “Faery.” When I do readings, I have options of faery, angels, Celtic tree cards or a few others I like and have used for a long time.

Sitting out on our new porch drinking coffee, a large crow decided to sit on a branch close by and go on and on about something. I asked him if he had something to say to me or a message. I decided to look up his medicine lore and even while sitting here doing that, he came back several times and seemed to be screaming at me to listen to him! I tried to get a picture of him, but each time he would fly away. Hmmm. I am now very curious of his message. I have heard that many believe Crow is an omen of death or ill health. I tend to believe that old folklore seemed to always think black animals were bad, negative or signified death or illness. For me, I do not believe that “black” means that at all, no more than white or any other color. I do think black depicts darkness which stirs mystery, the unknown, things not seen and so on, so perhaps that’s why people generalize black animals, clothing, etc as “of the darkness” and not good or evil.

I believe Crow is the bringer of magic and curiosity, since they themselves are very curious. They steal items they like and build a home with them or stash them where they go often. For Crow to show up for me today makes sense, because I am working to reinvent myself a bit and do more magical things in my life. My body; my health, has kept me from too many things I love to do. I did not even come outside last year into nature, under the trees and do my Celtic New Year ending intentions; burning my list and asking for guidance. This is something I have done for a long time and to feel physically too ill to do it, made me sad. Perhaps Crow is telling me it is time. Time to get back to the old ways I love so much and practice them more in my daily life. I have felt the lack of balance in my life for some time and I have let it bother me too much. I am the only one that can make the decision to change my life and not allow what has been getting in my way, causing me to not live the life I want and need. For me, last night and today are very important, marking a new beginning, one I desire greatly. Just now, as I write this, a big wind came and it’s blowing leaves everywhere! That’s a great sign for me to listen and follow the winds of change! I have even been emotional lately, when I think of the seasons of our lives and when I look out at the lovely trees all around where I live. I thrive on nature and wildlife. I can feel the changes occurring in me, all stirred up and wanting to come busting out. I will not tell you all the things happening in my life now or recently that keep me from doing what I want to do, but as I tell others, they are not excuses they just are the way it is for now, and life is something we work through, not around. We must have patience with ourselves, loving ourselves when we need love, especially when we feel others do not understand or when everyone is working on themselves and their own path, we just have to do the best we can and keep moving forward.

For me, I am committing to doing more of what I love and enjoy. Doing what helps me heal and makes me feel good. I am making more jewelry for my online stores, writing more, spending more time at home and I note that our home is being remodeled so that is something that makes me happier. I do not hold in my feelings, at my age, but I do my best to be kind and loving. I try not to use the excuse of physical pain and I pray and ask for guidance on what to do next to help my healing come sooner than later, due to a huge amount of pain. I have not yet met or found the doctors or the treatment that is right for me, so I am looking forward to this all happening, soon. Crow just might be telling me to hang in there, keep faith and keep believing, it is all being worked on, even when I cannot always see it and when I have days when I just want to stay in bed; I have things to do!

Here is the part of Crow’s Medicine I found to resonate most with me:

(You can read more at the link I shared at the bottom of the page.)

Crow is also the guardian of ceremonial magic and healing. In any healing circle, Crow is present. Crow guides the magic of healing and the change in consciousness that will bring about a new reality and dispel “dis-ease” or illness. You can rest assure when ever crows are around, magic is near by and you are about to experience a change in consciousness. Crow can give you the courage to enter the darkness of the void, which is the home of all that is not yet in form.
If you have a crow as a totem, you need to be willing to walk your talk and speak your truth. You must put aside your fear of being a voice in the wilderness and “caw” the shots as you see them. Crow is an omen of change. If he keeps appearing to you he may be telling you that you have a powerful voice when addressing issues that you do not quite understand or feel that they are out of balance.
Crows are the bringer of messages from the spirit world, and is thought to dwell beyond the realm of time and space.
When you meet crow, he could be telling you that there will be changes in your life and that possibly you should step by the usual way you view reality and look into the inner realms …walk your talk… be prepared to let go of your old thinking and embrace a new way of viewing yourself and the world.

 

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This is a nice page; read more about, Crow’s Medicine and Lore.

 

Sending and wishing you many blessings, love, joy and light!

 

Written and shared with love, Fran Mystiblu Hafey~

 

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I was a good thought, planted with love and nurtured, many years ago. I have grown and seen many things in my lifetime; the sunshine, the rain, families come and go, the changing of history. I have seen many storms, but have also heard birds sing. I have seen war and peace, love and hate. I remember when the skies were clearer with less noise. I could see the mountains and smell water. I continued to grow, learn and love, think and share. I have a purpose. I am not sure how long I have lived, perhaps hundreds of years. I have been home to wildlife and shade for others. I can no longer smell fresh air, see the mountains and there is so much noise all around me. No one stops to just sit by me and talk anymore. I continue to do what I came here to do and do it with love and a watchful eye. I have so many stories to tell. I am a beautiful old wise oak tree and today, I died. I was cut down to build a house in my place, or yet another road or city, instead of being left to continue my life, sharing clean air, shade, beauty and loving energy. My roots went deep and my branches reached out to the sun; a child of Mother Earth. Even trees can die naturally once they have lived a good long, happy life filled with memories. I had a purpose and each seedling after me will have a purpose too. Please remember the trees and let them live. Thank you.

Written and shared with love, Fran Mystiblu Hafey~

Blog & Writings Copyright©A Moment with Mysti~Mystickblue~Fran Mystiblu Hafey~2000-2015~All Rights Reserved. Beliefs and thoughts of the Author are my own and may not be the same as yours. To each his own, harm none and Namaste~ 🙂 ❤

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Oh my gosh, I can hardly believe I haven’t posted here but twice this year! Well, my dear ones, 2015 has been an interesting year and with just two and a half months to go! It’s already October!

This year has been a full year of growth, realizations, changes, health challenges, tossing out and simplifying life, and so much more in between. I’m not sure where to begin, but after the death of my Dad last year, life certainly changed for everyone in my family. I’m one of five children and our Mom needed us all more than ever at this time. She’s a strong woman, but each birthday, holiday and conversation was filled with memories and I felt life was moving so fast all around me, I needed some time to “grieve” in my own way. I use the term “grieve” carefully because while I miss my Dad, learning has been elevated to a different level since his passing, in so many ways. Life has changed, I have changed and I feel blessed.

My health has been a pain, literally, for me for a long time. The last few years I’ve slowly lost some of my mobility and gained a lot of pain all over, just about every inch of my body. Being able to get up, get dressed, possibly go to pool therapy or to spend time with family or even shop for groceries, has been a challenge and since my husband also has health issues that keep him busy, life some days can be frustrating and definitely keep me taking deep breaths and asking for help from my Higher Power. I find myself talking to my Dad and my “helpers,” which include angels, faeries, spirit guides, my dogs and more. I don’t have a lot of close friends that live close by or even those I can call when I just need to vent or share. Mostly it’s because I’m an introvert, wanting to write, do my own thing, be alone or rest and heal some days. I’m grateful I’m able to have a life and lifestyle to work from home and not have to drive to a job away from home every day. There are also times when I can stand up in a crowd, speak, teach and help others, being quite the people person. I guess that keeps things interesting, but sometimes it is a challenge to push myself! 2015 has been a year of reflection, learning to keep my cool, listening more than speaking, doing my best to be kind to myself and simplifying my life even more. With so many changes and challenges, I feel my body, mind, soul and spirit have all been unbalanced. I have been working and resting to bring them all back together. I can barely walk, but I keep on doing it through the pain. I wonder some nights, how I make it through the days, but I just do. I have so much pain I barely noticed my stomach and guts were not feeling right, but I figured it was from stress, fatigue, Tylenol or similar pain medicine or food I just couldn’t tolerate anymore. Finally I ended up at the Emergency Room and was told I had Diverticulitis. I was hospitalized, but not before I tried to deal with it at home for a few weeks or more. I couldn’t keep anything in my body, I lost twelve pounds in a few days and ended up not eating anymore. I became very dehydrated and ill. I am happy to say I’m finally feeling better. I have not gained the weight back and I do believe everything happens for a reason. My body seems to be finding more balance and “being empty” for a while has reset my system. I snicker at what I tell people, part of a joke I heard somewhere years ago, about how the brain thinks it controls the body and the heart thinks it controls the body, but in actuality, it is the digestive system or the “ass” that controls everything! LOL. Think about it, if our guts are out of whack, the rest of our body becomes sick and in the “end” (no pun intended) our butthole controls us, lol. Make sense? If things stop at that end, everything can become sick and unbalanced!

Oh yes, I did say simplify and my goodness, has that been interesting. We’ve had some great guys working on our house with what started out as tearing down and replacing our front porch/deck and windows in the front of the house which turned into making the upper deck into an enclosed screened porch, new lower deck with a ramp, new front windows and double french doors leading into the enclosed porch, a new front door, new closet, tearing down a wall and letting more light into our home! I am so happy how much better the energy is flowing! Much better Feng Shui! This started in July and it is still not finished, but with it turning into a much bigger job, we’ve been patient and we highly recommend, “Smith Construction,” for anyone in our area if they need home repairs or additions done in their home. Next, they are updating and repairing our sun room before winter and before adding an addition to our home… so they may be busy for a while, then you can have them! *Smile* We are very happy with their work and how much love they put into everything they do! It truly shows!

We also had a new heating and cooling system installed in our house! We have lived here fifteen years and only used the air conditioning, but used a wood stove to heat each winter. Finally, we have a choice! It will be nice to use central heat but also use the wood stove, which I love so much and appreciate when the electricity goes out. To me, there is nothing quite like the beauty of a fire and the warmth on a cold winters night!

With the title of this blog post being, “Change, Challenges and Simplicity,” I have told you some of the changes, the challenges and the simplicity part is the inner peace through all situations and how much I’ve grown through it all! I feel blessed and I am grateful as I look back on the lessons learned and for what’s to come. I know I can make it through anything that comes my way, because I am never alone, I trust and I draw strength from my Higher Power and the Universe!

~Happy Autumn everyone~

Love, light, peace and joy, Mysti~

*Opinions and thoughts of the Author are not necessarily the opinion and thoughts of the reader. Please read with an open mind.*

If my messages are helpful or reach out to you, please feel free to reach out to me too! Email me at mystiblu@gmail.com, find me at Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and my website, Mystickblue.com. If you share this message, please keep my copyright, name and information with it or share it exactly how you see it. Thank you.

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