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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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SNAKE~ Awakening dormant energies and unlocking hidden knowledge, Snake brings spiritual transformation and heals through change. From “Animals Teachings,” by Dawn Brunke.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Several weeks ago…

I woke in the morning from a dream that had snakes in it. When I was going out the door that day to Water/Physical Therapy, I said out loud to the Universe, “Ok, I know I’m going to have a snake come to me with a message soon; I welcome it.” I know snake lore, medicine and magic tells us of change, shedding our skins, health and healing, transformations and earth energy. I’ve been going through a lot of physical changes for the last couple of years, so change is welcome in many areas. Just this year I’ve been working hard to heal my body and release pain.

Maybe I didn’t welcome it as well as I could have, because while sitting in my living room on the couch last week, talking on the phone, I saw something under my dining room chair. We have light oak wood floors and I thought it was a string or thread. I watched it and finally saw it move! I said out loud, “not again!” At least this time it was a tiny one, (a Ringneck Snake) but I still didn’t want it in my house! I grabbed a handicap gripper tool, that helps pick up things, and tried to get the snake with that. The snake was very small, a baby I figured, but I didn’t know what kind. (at the time) I heard on a television show that some newly hatched poisonous snakes can be more potent than adults snakes, so I wanted to be careful, plus, I didn’t want to hurt it. I didn’t get a picture of it because I was home alone and I just wanted it out of the house! Once before, I had a Black Racer Snake show up in my bedroom coming from the window sill onto my night stand. Another minute and it would have been on my bed and I was laying in it! I have no idea how it got into our house but I was so afraid I ran and shut the door! I was on the phone that time too, lol, with the same person, my husband! Luckily the snake was moving slower because we had the air conditioning on. When he got home we caught it and tossed it out the window where it quickly slithered away to its home. I didn’t sleep in our bedroom for at least a week! *smile*

I’ve had snake come to me several times in the last ten or so years and probably most of my life in one way or another.  Each time, in dreams first, then in person. I felt strongly these were always messages for me. I sought information to learn what snakes message was. Before snake, sister spider came too. I’ve had many insects and animals come to me with messages and insight on what path to take or what to pay attention to.

For now, I know I’m going through some big transformations inside and out. Perhaps I’m shedding my old skin and getting a newer, tougher one. Heaven knows, these days I need a tougher skin to deal with so much negative energy. I need to have a good shield of love, while protecting my heart, mind and spirit from all the ignorance flying around these days. So many people are not using common sense, love and common decency and I’m doing my best to refrain from falling into the pit of despair and anger while still expressing myself and sharing messages I’m being given from SpiritGod and higher wisdom through many means all around me. So yes, I welcome messages from my animal spirit helpers, guides, angels and more.

This is a webpage with pictures of the snake that came in the house, this time. http://srelherp.uga.edu/snakes/diapun.htm~

Blessings and love, Fran~Mysti~June 2014

*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! If you share this message, please keep my copyright with it or share it exactly how you see it. Thank you.

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Harley and Aries

Harley and Aries

On a stormy, windy day in May, the sun was lost behind dark clouds. Thunder roared and the heavy rain began. I felt blessed to be in a warm, dry house in the country, while still able to enjoy hearing the rain on the roof. I sat in my chair facing the windows able to see the trees bending to the wind. The wisteria was blown wildly as the strong rain ruined its flowers. I was glad I had enjoyed them while I could, smelling their scent and loving their beautiful purple grape like clusters. My buckets on the porch filled quickly with water to use another day for my container garden.

We have six dogs and usually they don’t mind the spring rains or summer storms unless they’re rough like this one was. They like to be in the room where we are, watching to see if we’re close by. Only one seems bothered a little more than the rest laying even closer than the rest, but calming as we stroke her fur and tell her everything’s all right. She trusts us, so she lays down to rest, unless the thunder and lightning gets louder instead of passing quickly.

I could tell by all the sleeping dogs lying in their favorite places that the worst of the storm was over. I looked around and saw peace and I felt it too. I remember thinking at that very moment, “I am surrounded by angels.” I was deeply touched by this family picture of my husband and me in our chairs with our loving dogs all around us. I believe dogs are here with us to give unconditional love and to teach it to us. It can sometimes be a tough lesson for humans, but for dogs, I believe they have it down pat.

I remember begging my parents for a dog when I was about eight years old, wishing and believing with all my heart that I would have one soon.  When my best friend got a puppy, knowing how much I wanted one, her parents called my parents and said, “There’s one pup left, the runt!” I could hardly believe it when they said YES and we went to get Jessie, my first furry best friend!

Jessie was a black mixed breed dog who taught me about loyalty, unconditional love, bravery and so many more wonderful lessons. I grew up, moved out and Jessie died a very old dog that lived a good life out in the country and who was loved. I guess he taught me so well, I’ve had dogs all my life and I am amazed how much I’ve learned from every one of them. Each one came into my life in perfect timing.

I am convinced SpiritGod put them here on earth for a huge purpose and to help us humans live a better life. Not just dogs, but all our animals friends! They make me smile, try harder to be a good person, have helped me heal, and cry when it’s their time to go over the Rainbow Bridge. I also believe they are furry angels, always near and watching over me!

Princess pillow posing

Princess pillow posing

 

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Elle1(2)Have you ever had an animal come into your life that touched you so deeply you couldn’t quite figure out why at first? I’ve had a few, and all their memories are strong within me forever. They touched my soul and later, I knew why we were together. Sometimes I didn’t know until they had gone from this world, why they were meant to be in my life, and the reason, but I am better for it. We had something to do and I know one day I will be with them again and for now, they are always with me in spirit.

I don’t want to be a downer, especially with it being the new year, but my husband, Ron and our new year started off a little strange. We’re doing our best to remind each other, its not a “bad beginning” just an end to one life and the beginning of a new one. Its healing for me to write and share this story. 

On New Years day, our little Elle, or “Miss Elle,” one of our precious dogs, began acting a little odd in the afternoon. We checked her over and discussed that we would wait until morning and see how she was doing. If she was not better, we would take her to her own Vet. We truly thought she was constipated from eating rawhide. We rarely gave it to them, but for Christmas, it was a treat.

About eight at night, she took a huge turn for the worst. She went outside and didn’t come back in. I went out to find her and as she walked up our ramp, she looked right at me and stumbled, fell over and began screaming and arching in pain. I thought it was because she could not pass something, so then thought she may have a bowel obstruction. When Ron held her in the bathroom, she arched her back in pain and I said, “she’s dying.” We called our Vets office and they were not there. We called the closest E.R. and told them we were bringing her in.

It seemed like the longest drive in history and each time we hit a bump or had to go over speed bumps, she would cry out in pain. I held her close in one of my favorite blankets. When she had two really bad episodes, arching and screaming, I told her to give it to me and I begged SpiritGod and the angels to help her. It was horrible, but I had to be strong for her. After the last “seizure,” as we came to find out later that’s what they were, she found a place close to me and the door, and finally seemed to rest. I checked often to see if she was still with us. She didn’t make another sound until the E.R. tech came to the van to take her from my arms. When we walked to the front desk, I noticed she was bleeding from her mouth and I could see blood in her eyes. What I thought it had been, an obstruction, changed to the same issue she had in the summer, a autoimmune problem with her blood not clotting. They took her in the blanket straight back. We never even had to sit down before they took us into a room. A nurse or Physician’s assistant, came in and got more information, as I was filling out a form. It wasn’t long before the doctor came in and said Elle was critical and was bleeding into her brain and actually her whole body was bruised and bleeding inside. She said they would get us an estimate on what they needed to do and let us know. 
 

When the physician’s assistant came back in, she had a form showing what everything would cost. We looked at the bottom line and about fainted. Yes, we love her and yes we wanted her to get better, but something in me, perhaps my Mother instinct, became stronger and I asked, “What are you telling us, that you will not do ANYTHING until we pay this?” They told us over the phone it was a $95.00 just to bring her in and it had to be paid that night. We could have paid some of the bill that night, but it was just after the holidays and it hit us hard. I came right out and said, “The doctor has not even told us her prognosis! I need to know her prognosis before I can say what we will do next! I was not yelling or angry, but I was to the point. This was my “Princess Elle” and “I” was not ready for her to go yet… until she looked us in the eyes and said, “She will not make it through the night.” 
 

We kept hearing another dog crying and it brought to our attention that she was in pain. They said she was not moving or crying, but when they moved her, she was very uncomfortable and would cry out. I looked at Ron and he looked at me and with tears in our eyes, we said at the same time, “we need to let her go.” We told the assistant, that we didn’t want to put her through anymore pain and suffering, that it wasn’t the money, it was about Elle. She said she understood and she was sorry, as we both began to sob, not holding back. I apologized, but I knew this woman had been through this before. Somehow that helped. We said we didn’t think we could handle watching them inject her and end her pain. She said she would give her something to help with pain and bring her to us to say good-bye. She also asked if we wanted her to make a clay pawprint of Elle’s paw for us that had to be baked at home to set it. We said yes, of course.

Once she brought her in, we decided we should be with her to the end. We spent some time with her, saying good-bye, telling her how much we love her and how special she was and had been in our lives. She was so tired, not responding to anything we said or did, just wanting to rest. We knew it wasn’t just the drugs, but that she was done with all this. We could still feel her love. Then we said there was no need to prolong her pain. We were grateful she had the iv catheter in already and so the injections were easy and quick. Within two minutes, she was gone. She had been so ready to leave her sick body behind and cross over the Rainbow Bridge, where some believe animals go to be reunited with us one day in spirit. We cried, but we also knew she was free of pain and was now being introduced to all our other dogs, cats and birds that had passed over the years. I even saw her running happily, giving them a run for their money. Whole and free. That made me smile.
 I asked if we could take her body home to bury with our others and the assistant said, “of course,” that she would wrap her for us and put her in a box. I told her no box, to just wrap her in the blanket she came in because it was one of her favorites.

The last couple of days, we’ve cried more than we’ve ever cried over losing one of our loving pets. Maybe it’s because of her energy, her sweetness, but fiery temper, the way she seemed so regal and “princess like.” She radiated love and light and made me feel happy every time I saw her. I found her on a pet list, someone was trying to find a home for her because they didn’t want her anymore, they felt she barked too much and she wasn’t what they wanted. I was thrilled to find her and could hardly wait to have her here with us in our home! She didn’t disappoint us, not ever. She only brought us smiles, laughter, love and joy. We really miss her but we know we did the right thing.
 

One day the pain of losing her will be gone, at least not how it is now, even though we know we lost her in body, but never in spirit or in our hearts. We have five more dogs at home and a number of birds. We still do occasional rescue work, our most recent finding a good home for a stray kitty. We know there will never be another Elle, no not ever, but we do know we’ve been blessed and we’re grateful to have had a few years with her.

Rest in peace dear Elle. Thank you.~
 

~Gone yet not forgotten although we are apart. Your spirit lives within me, forever in my heart.~ Author Unknown

Please read about Thrombocytopenia, a blood disorder in dogs that is life threatening. Pass this information on to anyone who has dogs or that may have symptoms. Thank you. 

See Elle’s story about when she first got sick and was in the hospital in summer 2012 at http://www.mystickblue.com/DonationsforElle.html
Also read my story and tribute to Meeko, Little White Fox, called, “Today I Missed a Friend.”

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