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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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September 29, 2011

Spiritual Pathways for Thursday:  Today I slept late. I get upset when I do that sometimes, but I also realize my body needs the extra sleep and when I have the opportunity, I take it! It’s really ok for us to take a time out now and then, those of us that share a part of ourselves with the world and share what’s in our hearts. I hear an old ad ringing in my ears, “You deserve a break today,” and think, simple but true. Be gentle with yourself, taking time out now and then to do some of the things you want to do too. Sit, relax and enjoy! It’s good for the body, mind and soul.~ 

I’ve always been too hard on myself, being a perfectionist in some areas. I like things done in a certain way and in a certain time frame. I’ve loosened up some over the years, going with the flow and not being so hard on myself if some things didn’t get finished right away or by my own personal deadline. There’s enough in this world to cause us stress without us causing more of it on our own. I still have a “higher standard” for myself in my writing, my life and how I present myself to others, in all the things I do. Often times, I will take a deep breath and tell myself, “hey, it’s going to work out just fine, slow down, calm down and see it all done, finished and good.” I have a knowing within that I am never alone and I always have a great cheering section behind me, helping me, letting me know I’m doing a great job and everything always works out the way it’s supposed to. I love it when a good plan comes together. (smile) 

~Blessings~Mysti-Fran

 

 

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September 27, 2011

Spiritual Pathways for Tuesday:  We all have busy lives. Going to work, kids, school, shopping, appointments, not always making time to meditate or spend time with SpiritGod. Spirit is always within us and in everything around us. We may think we can’t find the time to spend quality time with SpiritGod, but we can do it all throughout our day. We can talk to Spirit while we’re driving, vacuuming, jogging, taking a hot bath, washing the dishes, washing windows, sweeping the floor or many activities we do! It’s all a matter of letting things flow and feeling the Divine energy. 

I have found many ways to have quality time with Spirit and find inspiration. I love looking out the window at my flower gardens and nature while I’m washing dishes.  I sing when I’m vacuuming or cleaning and feel the energy rise in me. I will sit on my front porch listening to the birds sing or while riding in a car on the way to an appointment looking out the window. When I sit in the waiting room, I rarely read or look at my cell phone, I take that time to just sit quietly and go within, taking a break from movement, thinking and always doing something. If we pay attention, we always seem to find opportunities for what we really need. 

~Blessings~Mysti-Fran

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September 26, 2011

Spiritual Pathways for Monday:  Today, I realize, when I need to make changes in my life, I cannot just sit in one place and expect them to fall into my lap. I must think or visualize the changes, speak them and then act upon them, creating them. Believe in them! I must move the energy, begin, take the first step forward, before the wheels begin to turn to make changes I desire in my life. I believe!

When we reach a place in our lives when we sense or feel changes need to be made, we have choices. We can do nothing, thinking things will change on their own or we can begin to think of a plan, write down ideas, speak positively and begin preparing for those changes to come into our lives. I’ve found when I just start, taking the first steps, the energy moves and things begin to happen! Remember, for the highest good and believe that what we need or desire will come or something even better!

~Blessings~Mysti-Fran

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September 23, 2011

Spiritual Pathways for Friday~9-23-11:  Happy Autumn Equinox! Take some time to sit quietly today and feel the energy as night falls earlier and the days become shorter.  Meditate on the cycle of life as the wheel turns once again. Listen to brother crow, watch brother squirrel and feel the cooler winds coming our way. Give thanks for all your blessings as we begin harvest time, gathering our abundance close to hearth and home. 

This is my favorite time of year from Autumn Equinox to Samhain, Halloween, the Celtic New Year! The energy is strong and wonderful and I enjoy time outdoors in nature, watching the leaves change color and feeling the autumn air.  Life seems to slow down once harvest is over and we all begin to prepare for winter. I love the way it feels on November 1st, All Saints Day, the mystical feeling when the veil is thinnest and spirits are close.  Everything feels fresh, new and magical. Wishing you a wonderful Autumn! 

Blessings~Mysti-Fran 

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Spiritual Pathways for Thursday~9-22-11: The Autumn Equinox is almost upon us. Take some time to walk outside and enjoy the changes in nature. Sit under a tree, enjoy, breathe in the wonderful energy and know that just like the seasons, we also go through changes and cycles in our lives. Enjoy the cooler days and take time to appreciate nature’s beauty. 

For those on the other side of the world, Happy Spring! May we all feel the wonderful energy surging through Mother Earth as she turns once again and the days begin to change. It’s amazing how she keeps the balance and life can be what we believe and what we make it. We are all creators. Blessings and light.~

~Joy~Mysti-Fran 

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September 21, 2011

Spiritual Pathways for Wednesday: Today, live your life, “your way!” I used to get upset when someone would voice to me how they didn’t agree with my lifestyle or my beliefs. I realized it wasn’t doing me any good to allow it to affect me in a negative way. I believe strongly in, “live and let live, harm none.” I’m very open-minded and proud I don’t do to others, what they do unto me when it comes to preaching about my beliefs and my life. To me, it’s sad when others don’t try harder to let people live their lives the way they choose and be happy. Shoving what they believe down our throats is not setting a loving example of love and tolerance to one another. Being over opinionated and argumentive doesn’t do anyone any good. I may not like it or agree, but I still do my best to love them anyway! Love is the key~Peace~ Mysti-Fran~ 

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