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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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The dragonfly I met last year, Blu.~

The dragonfly I met last year, Blu~

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I took down my hummingbird feeders to clean them and put them up one last time before the temperatures get cooler; I noticed a hummingbird hanging around as if to remind me. When I hung the last one from the pole on the deck, I sat on the porch swing to see if they would notice and come around. I had just seen one at the back yard feeder, so I figured he would check it out soon.

Quietly, I watched other birds in the woods and listened. The wind was picking up a bit and I could feel a light rain starting. I waited, but no hummingbirds. As I sat, I heard a message coming to me from within. “Often when we’re looking for something it doesn’t just show up, but as soon as we look away, it may manifest.”

Something caught my attention from the corner of my eye, and without turning my head I saw a hummingbird at the newly placed feeder. I smiled, sat back to relax, and just savored the moment. When I let go of looking so hard for them to appear, once I put the thought out to the Universe and just let it flow in the right timing, it happened. Not all of our thoughts will manifest that quickly or sometimes they don’t come at all, because there is often something even better coming to us, perhaps better than we can even imagine in our own mind at the time.

I was happy to see the little hummingbird, enjoying what I was sharing with him. We shared our gratitude for one another and I continued to sit a while and enjoy the moment.

Peace be with you always.

Love and light,

Mystiblu~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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July came in with a bang, no pun intended. Time has flown by, for me, as usual, I’ve been so busy finishing my first book, I got swept away with the details. It’s been surreal, that the book is now finished and I’m entering the marketing phase, waiting for my first shipment of books, explaining to family and friends how it all works while taking everything in stride as I move into a new place and space of my life, as Author and book market-er. 

While finalizing my book manuscript, approving the cover, front and back, putting on the finishing touches, I had to stop and make a dentist appointment because a piece of an old filling broke off. At the dentist, he was giving me Novocaine  and the needle hit the main nerve in my right cheek! It felt like a bolt of lightening hit my tongue and I immediately jumped in the chair. It hurt and it shocked me. I asked, “what was that?” The dentist said, “Oh I must have nicked the nerve, sorry.” (hmmmm, with a raised eyebrow) My tongue got numb instantly. We got finished and I went home.

For a month, I dealt with pain in my right cheek, ear, temple, mouth and neck. I took Aleve/Naproxen, and did the best I could. I didn’t want to have to go back to the dentist, but I finally did and he finished what he started and again, I came home. After a week, I was in so much pain I could hardly stand it. I called and they said I needed a root canal, but I felt it was something else.

The pain got worse so I called my family doctor and told them what was happening. They said to be there in an hour. My doctor checked to make sure it wasn’t an ear or sinus infection, checked my glands and asked lots of questions. I told her I’d had a fever, pain, and it had reached a point I couldn’t stand it any longer. She gave me something a little stronger for pain and an antibiotic. I left feeling relieved to have something to help, even though I don’t like antibiotics and rarely take them.

I decided to ask my son who and where his dentist was, since he’d just had his wisdom teeth pulled. On my way to get my meds we drove right past his office. I went to see him and after filling out paperwork, I was in his dentist chair in ten minutes. They took an x-ray and told me I did not need a root canal and proceeded to ask me more questions and do a few tests. He tapped on the teeth in the painful area and I didn’t react in pain. He looked at my face and asked me if I had done anything lately that would have bruised my face, I told him no. He said the right side of my face was swollen, looked bruised and was very hot to the touch. He then took his finger and went into my mouth and gently pushed up into the area where my jaw opens and closes. That got my attention and raised me out of the chair a bit. He said I had several things going on. The main nerve in my cheek was infected, I was dealing with TMJ, a condition where people grind their teeth and cause muscle pain in their jaw, which I do it while I sleep. He said a few other things, big words about Neuralgia (nerve pain) that may go away or it may not. He said the medications were what he would have prescribed and told me to go home, take them and go to bed for several days. I did just that! I only woke to take my meds, get a drink of water and go to the bathroom, then back again! The pain got worse, so I called the Dentist and he prescribed a muscle relaxer. That helped tremendously! After four to five days, the swelling began to go down, the pain lessened and I was healing.

I forgot to mention because I was taking over the counter pain relievers, my feet, ankles and legs swelled horribly with fluid. That was also uncomfortable, but after getting out of bed, the swelling had gone down and I’d lost twelve pounds! I was happy I lost it (but what a way to do it) and I’m determined not to put it back on! (smile)

We all have things like this happen, well let me state, we all have things we have to take care of, things we don’t really want to do, the mundane, everyday stuff and, mundane to one, may not be to another. We have things we may not enjoy, like going to the dentist or dealing with pain due to someone else’s “slip.” I realized that through it all, I kept working on my book and I would check and recheck everything. When the pain went away it was wonderful, even though I still have a few issues with the nerve in my right “face cheek” but I believe it will heal completely. 

I decided to go to the new dentist for a while, because I’d been wondering if I should find a new one, so this incident confirmed it for me. Sometimes we need to let go of things or people in our lives, but I feel we should never rush the process. We may need to do it in steps, allowing ourselves to create change at a pace that feels right for us. Other times, situations change for us, causing us to take the next step. The Universe always knows what we need and now and then, what we think and speak, manifests quickly. 

This is the time for us to let go of what’s not working in our lives and “make time” by prioritizing, putting things in order, doing what’s most important to us and not letting all the other stuff get in our way! Some days I have so much on my plate I forget to slow down and look a bit closer at what I’m doing. I don’t like missing a pretty day outside by doing chores inside that could wait until a rainy day.  I prefer to work on the computer at night when there’s not so much else going on, but some days I just have things to do and I’ll sit down, get psyched to write or delete tons of email and the phone starts ringing, the dogs bark at every little thing, there are appointments, dinner to make… life moves on.

I didn’t think or speak that I would go through what I did with the dentist and my infected nerve, but I did learn from it and I took matters into my own hands and handled it. I made the choice to go see my doctor and take care of the situation. I continued working through the pain so I could get my book finally finished and into the hands and hearts of others. I’m so happy its finished and I can move into the next phase of my life! I feel blessed and when you read the book, you’ll see in the “introduction” what I’ve survived to get here!!

Blessings & peace,

      Mysti~Fran

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