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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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“Dad’s Last Sunset,” by Fran Mysti Hafey-Copyright2014

By Fran Hafey

I learned some time ago to pay attention to my dreams, especially the ones that stood out or seemed to have a message for me. These are usually dreams I could remember easily or played out more than once. Each one has taught me valuable lessons.

Three months ago I had a powerful dream about snakes. I’ve had snake dreams before and I knew snake medicine can and usually does foretell of big change.

Some dreams are like puzzles, needing to have the pieces or information put together as we remember them or as other signs and pieces come to us, either in more dreams or in messages when we’re awake.

Snake not only came to me in my dreams, but I also received a visit from one in my physical home. I shared this in my June blog entry here called, “Snake Energy.”  (I quote: 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.)

Snake told me to expect very big changes in my life, ones that would cause huge ripples of changes in my own life and others around me. I thought it may have meant about my health or my husband’s health, or both. I didn’t know then, just how big the changes would be and that they had already begun. So many things are stirring and happening in our lives, behind the scenes, even before we’re aware of them.  I think my snake visitor was also trying to tell me just how fast things would happen because he came so soon after my dream. How I reacted to the snake being in my house and that I was alone when he came, are also clues to how life would unfold for me in my near future.

Just two months later and being very mindful of life events occurring around me, my family and I became very concerned about my Earthly Father, my Dad. He became weaker, losing a lot of weight and forgetting people in our family; faces and names. He began asking about loved ones that had already passed on and his energy shifted, being in two realities or realms, at the same time. Sometimes he was with us and other times he was with those on the other side. In May, we had a family gathering, in his honor, to basically say good-bye to the man we once knew. My Mom knew he was fading, maybe she already knew he was dying; she just didn’t know he would be leaving us in this reality so soon.

Dad was admitted into the hospital August twentieth with complications from illnesses he’d had for years, plus pneumonia and a severe bladder infection. The doctors ran tests and more tests and found he had cancer throughout his whole body and bones. Within just a few days Dad was brought home, where he wanted to be. We weren’t sure how long he had, but I suppose he decided he had had enough pain in that body of his and he shifted once more to crossover sooner. Hospice told us they felt he had days to hours. This news certainly got our attention fast, and it brought our world’s all a bit closer and into perspective for the sake of our Dad, who was leaving this world soon and bringing into focus how much our Mom needed all of us to help in this process of letting go of the physical, with love.

My Dad is dying. He is in his home, surrounded by those he loves and all who love him. We share good memories, strive to keep him comfortable, as we all say our good-byes. It won’t be long; his journey is almost done here, as we begin our new one.

As I finish writing, I have been called to my childhood home to be with my immediate family. When I arrived, everyone was busy with something, but someone was always with my Dad. He was not moving anymore, struggling to breathe as his body was letting go. We all gathered around him, showing our love for him and each other. We touched, we cried, we smiled and laughed. The love there in our home was  and is, incredible. It was this love that helped my Dad leave this life so peacefully and gently. As he took his last breath, we all were touching him and each other; My Mom never taking her eyes off of him. It was one of the most beautiful experiences I’ve ever had; the most loving moment of my life. We comforted each other, crying but feeling so blessed. We stayed there a long time, together, one in love and now helping our Mother whose husband of sixty six years, sixty seven in less than a month, was now gone from his body, but his spirit never dying, but living within all of us forever.

While we stood holding hands and touching Dad, suddenly the electricity flickered and went out! It was afternoon so we still had light. When the Hospice person arrived, she saw we had no electricity. We told her what happened and she explained how she had seen something like this before and it’s because of his energy and our own, connecting and creating a surge as we all touched Dad and each other to complete the circle of love at his time of passing.

More family members came to say good-bye and comfort my Mom. Some of my family urged my Mom to go to another room as they took my Dad out of the house, for one last time. I stayed for a while, but then something outside caught my eye; the beautiful sunset. My Dad’s last sunset on his family homestead on the hill in Virginia. I started taking pictures; I felt compelled to as I said out loud, “Dad’s last sunset,” and I smiled and felt peace all around me.

I know this was not a good day for my Mom or my family, and my Mom would need our love and help more than ever to get through this. She has strength from God, her family and friends, her church and she talks to Dad a lot and feels comfort in it. In time, I do feel she will realize how beautiful  Dad’s passing was and she will know it was such a blessing, one that many are not given.

A long time ago I worked in a hospital helping babies come into this world. I took their pictures and saw the smiles and love of parents and family. I’ve worked in nursing homes and birthing rooms. I’ve seen birth and I’ve seen death. My Dad’s funeral was my first, and it was beautiful. A true “Celebration of Life.” He is missed, but we all smile and remember his words he uttered to us many times in his gruff voice; rough and tough, but with love, he would say as we would part, “Drive fast kid,” which was his great sense of humor and his way of saying, “I love you.” Now he flies fast with the angels.~

Blessings and love, Fran-Mysti-September 29, 2014

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Dad’s Roses and Candy Cigar. CopyrightFranMystiHafey2014

 

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Summer Dawn in Virginia by Fran Hafey

Summer Dawn in Virginia by Fran Hafey

 

“I love the feeling of exhilaration when my soul knows something wonderful is about to happen!”~Fran Hafey-Mysti~

   At times, we may think things are not changing or going right; when we feel as if everything is causing us problems or to go the long way to get anywhere. Issues may look stacked against us, feeling we have nowhere to turn. It feels as if everyone has gone away, we have no help and we’re not sure what to do next. We’re smacked in the face, more than once or twice, but we know we have to pick ourselves up and move forward. It can take a lot out of us and we may feel nothing is ever going to change, when we see a small glimmer of light through the darkness. Something always gives. It may not seem like much, it may not even be what we wanted, or thought we wanted, but something will change. We have an opportunity come to us, it challenges us, and we take a different direction than we’re used to. We try it, we learn, we find something new. When we put our positive energy towards it and believe something good is coming to us, then, it will.

   I have observed so many times people getting in their own way. Even me, *laughing* We are afraid of making mistakes, doing things wrong or hurting more, but we have to try new things or we won’t learn. I love to learn. We all prefer to learn in happier settings and have good things happen for us or to us, but we learn more through the tough times. We learn how strong we are and what we’re really good at. We learn who really loves us and about humanity. We learn what we can live without and what we truly need. We learn what regret is, but we also learn that we don’t need to have regrets because it robs us of our energy and does nothing positive. With time, we can learn to have peace, to let go, to grow and move forward, always learning as we go!

   Keep believing something wonderful is about to happen!

   Love, peace and joy, Fran-Mysti~

 

“I believe in miracles and magic”~

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Our Christmas tree December 2012

Our Christmas tree December 2012

I am finished with my decorating and gift wrapping and looking forward to good times with family for the holidays. The television is on with constant holiday specials and shows, while I do last minute preparations. The temperatures have dropped and we may even have snow and ice tomorrow, Christmas eve. I look forward to it, but also know so many will be traveling, including us during the next few days. I’m sitting going over my list and checking it twice when I decide to turn on my new laptop and work on learning how to get around on it and updating some programs. I’m not used to a touch screen but I’m getting the hang of it for the most part. I hit a box on the start page and it goes to news. I usually don’t read a lot of the news online, not daily anyway, but something caught  my attention and I began to read the long article. So many emotions came over me and I felt I wanted to share some of them here on my blog.

I read about courage, sadness, death, community, Christmas lights, presents, people who care and those that wanted to help in anyway they could. My heart was touched and tears welled up in my eyes. As I read, I could see images in my mind, in full color, and my emotions were bitter sweet. I read about love, unconditional love, giving, life, children, the true holiday spirit, where people were doing their best to make some kind of sense out of something that made no sense. I could feel and hear angels singing and at a time when they’re nearer to earth than ever, they’re needed more than ever to comfort and spread joy, just as we’re all needed to help do this.

I felt proud to read of so many people giving of themselves and doing what I wish more people would do all year long and everyday. I wondered why tragedy brings people together and opens their eyes and hearts to the art of true humanity, but why it doesn’t always last. I wiped the tears from my eyes and said a prayer for the angels affected and the angels helping now. Such deep emotions, even as large as our world is, touch others and cause vibrations to change. It’s like a ripple in the ocean; it takes time to move the water and it can travel a great distance, but it makes a change, an effect on the water, just as events with humanity. 

With spirits high, emotions strong, love in the air-especially this time of year, we need to be aware of how blessed we are and how important it is for us all to be awake and aware of our lives; if not, it’s for nothing. We are here to make a difference and even when we do things quietly or without others knowing, we know we’re here for a purpose. Being kind, sharing love, creating peace, being joyful and filled with light… we’re being a positive example to the world and helping the balance. 

As the last days of 2012 count down, take time to find the good things about your life, be a positive example, give of yourself and your time in ways you feel are right in your heart. Do your best to help others, love always, even when you must deal with not so positive people or situations. Be gentle with yourself and let go of expectations and just live life to the fullest, living your dreams and creating the life you deserve and a life filled with joy and love. Be well.

Wishing everyone wonderful Holidays filled with magic, a Merry Christmas, a Cool Yule, and joy, peace, love and light, no matter your belief or how you celebrate. May your New Year be fantastic and the best yet!! ~2013~

Sent with love,

Mysti~

Fran Hafey

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United States Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon, July 4th 2012, Martinsburg VA Medical Center, Wv.

Life can change quickly. We may have ideas of how we want things to go, set our intentions, and create pathways to achieve our goals, our happiness and our life successes. Suddenly things take a turn and what we thought may be coming into our lives sooner than later, is put on hold or something else comes to the forefront! This often happens so we can learn different lessons. Even those with the abilities to sense when something is going to happen, can be kept in the dark about some things, or perhaps are too busy to notice the winds of change coming. Sometimes detours are needed when we or others may need to learn something again, and perhaps get it right this time around.

A few months ago, I began to feel a change in the wind, or a shift. I was getting more involved in some new interests in my life, actually moving into a new direction, when I felt strongly, I needed to listen and follow some wise advice, not given by anyone individual, but by many different signs, messages, quotes, and leads I was getting through quite a few different means. I was seeing and reading things on and off the internet that kept getting my attention. Mostly, what I was getting was to, “do what makes me happy!” I noticed how events were occurring in my life to create change and cause me to do things differently, so I began to really pay more attention and just make changes! Making changes isn’t always easy, but when we allow change to occur without a fight or at least just try and see what may happen, if we change our routine or how we normally do things, we’re opening up to learn and change for the better. I wanted to spend more time doing other activities, at home and away from home, but I had to let go and rearrange some things to be able to do that. Instead of thinking about it too much, I just did it or went with it, because I found, spending less time doing what I used to do and doing more of the new things I “wanted” to do, just made sense. I knew it would all work out fine and be ok, instead of me over thinking and over doing or getting upset about the changes, I began to loosen up and let it take care of itself.  Life is meant to be enjoyed and when we’re doing things that no longer work, then it’s time for change.

When I was experiencing these new changes, I did my best to not think about them being difficult. The more I just went with the flow, the better things felt. Thinking positive and believing positive always help.

I wanted to get a post in before July was over, but with all the changes, I’ve been very busy and wasn’t even able to get one on here in June!

For a few months, I was helping with the arrangements for a “Family Reunion.” Here in Virginia, it’s definitely summer, with temperatures in the nineties and for the reunion it was ninety-five with high humidity! Plans for food, keeping cool and getting everyone together from all around the state and a few others, kept me busy and I’m happy to say, everything went great! We all had a lot of fun, good food and pictures galore! The day before, we had a bad storm and we and my elderly parents were without electricity. Luckily ours came back on early the morning of the reunion. Thankfully they were able to be there, but were without electricity for over a week!

During the week of our Family Reunion, our younger daughter Rachael and her family were in town from Plano Texas. It was hot, but we managed to spend some quality time with them, doing some fun things with two more of our Grandchildren, Zane and Ella. We hated to see them go, but we had some good times and plan on seeing them again before the years out.

It seems things have sped up in some ways, but I know I’m the one who makes the choices to keep up or slow down when I need to. We had family in town from all over and we’re doing our best to keep up with all the visiting, catching up and of course, lots of hugs and laughter. The best thing to remember is when things speed up and we find lots of changes occurring, expected or not, we can find ways to cope by being mindful of the choices we have, being firm when we need to but also being flexible when it’s needed too.

I know I’m barely getting this post in before the end of July! On the 4th of July, my family and I were busy at the VA Medical Center in Martinsburg, West Virginia for “Operation BBQ for Our Veterans,” helping to serve food to all the Veterans in the hospital and those attending the festivities. There was music, good food, lots of fun and the whole day turned out fantastic with over 1500 people attending! We enjoyed the company and the “United States Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon,” who performed a very moving patriotic end to the day. I’m very proud of my oldest daughter, Heather and three Grandchildren, Christina, Scott and Zach, for all the work they did, and of course, my husband Ron, who is the President of the DVCH, that hosted the event. You can see more about it at the DVCH website.

August is in just a few days and already my calendar is filling up! I’m working on getting back to my writing, while still enjoying summer and all it has to offer. I love walking outside in the mornings to see how my gardens doing, watching and listening to the summer rain, creating crafts; sewing here and there, planning and beginning an addition onto our house and much more. I find myself sitting in the front porch swing listening to nature and feeling the wind blow, while enjoying knowing I’m doing all right with all the changes in my life. Change can sometimes take us by surprise and push us to limits, even when we know life is all about change. When we learn to breathe and stay positive, it truly helps allow the flow of change.

I pray your summer is prosperous and filled with good changes.

Blessings and peace, Fran-Mysti~

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A Season of Love Message~1-20-2012~Positive Change~

January 20, 2012

A Season of Love Message for Friday:  Today is a good day to be grateful and know that whatever is happening in your life right now, is meant to be for a reason. Our thoughts, our actions, how we speak, how we act, attract energy to us. We can tell others what happens in our lives makes us stronger, which is true, but we also have the ability to make good choices and decisions. We can choose to not give away our power, to find out facts and information, do our best and make the best informed choices and decisions we can. If and when we need help, it’s ok to ask for advice, but it’s ultimately our choices and when we’re in a tough spot, we need to look around and ponder on what kind of thoughts we have. What have our actions been like, how do we think, speak and act? Are we attracting the same energy as we project outward? Sometimes things happen that we cannot foresee and it may be from others actions, not our own, but when we’re positive and do our best, even then we can get through things with less stress and know a good outcome will come, even if it may not seem so right at the time.

Take time today to reflect and ponder on the truth about ourselves and be responsible for our own lives, our own energy and our own choices. It’s always better to look towards the future and not stay in the past for very long. I am happy and grateful for what I have in my life, every day, but when I need and want good, positive changes,  I am the one that has to take the first step! 

Today you can make changes, one thought and one positive step at a time.

 Blessings, peace & love, Fran~Mysti~

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