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Cup with hot tea near computerBy Fran Mysti Hafey

Sometimes there are situations that require no words. A look, a knowing, an understanding between two beings or when a soul recognizes another soul.  When a smile and a hug show our happiness. Or perhaps when someone’s grief is so deep there are no words to comfort; just being there can be enough, a silent, loving energy that surrounds them with love and healing.

Words can be healing or hurtful. They can help or destroy. Choosing our words carefully can make a big difference.

One of the things I did to help myself heal is writing. I was never very good at journaling or writing in a diary every day, but about twenty years ago I began writing more seriously. I wrote poetry and short stories when I was younger; it helped me deal with some tough situations. But much later, I needed to write and share my stories to help others. I dedicated more time to writing and it felt good. It helped me to remember memories, good and bad, as they came to the surface. I always ended each story with a positive note that felt good. Suddenly, I had people sending me emails and leaving comments at my website and groups, telling me how my stories helped them. It felt good to know my sharing was helping others and also helping me to heal inside too!

I’ve been upset for a while that I haven’t been writing every day or even every month! When I came to my blog to make some updates, I noticed I hadn’t posted here in a year! I was shocked and sad too. I feel so much in me that wants to come out onto paper or online! I take notes or jot down ideas I have so I can come back to them later. Then something else comes up or I’m in pain, need to rest or just plain busy! I desire to write more again, so this post is my promise to myself and to others, that I will write more! I hope to write at least once a month! It’s important for me to write, it is part of me and what I am here to do, and, it’s healing.

Love, light, joy and blessings,

Fran~

P.S. Just to let you know, I typed this whole page while wearing a thumb and wrist brace on! It took me forever, but I wanted to post it before midnight, Eastern time, so it would be posted in January! I then remembered, it’s also the Full BLUE Moon and a Total Lunar Eclipse!! What a great time to reaffirm to myself to write and heal more! (((Very Big Smile!!)))

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WinterTeaBook

Okay, so I know I missed posting anything for the holidays or in January, but I can remember sitting here and telling myself I just needed to do nothing or as little as possible. For me, when I say that, usually what happens is all sorts of things start popping up to be done, but this time, thank heavens, life slowed down. I really needed that, especially since the few months before, I got hit pretty hard with all sorts of things that kept me busy, and they were not of my choosing! Oh you know, like a tooth acting up, an old crown actually, that decided it was time to come off and need more work than before. Doctors appointments and unexpected things that come up we have to take care of. Once the holidays were over, I decided to take things much slower; my choice.

I feel taking a mini sabbatical has been good. I’ve been able to stay up late, sleep later, go through “stuff” at home and organize. We’ve had people come in and do some small home repairs, which always feels good, and getting rid of old mail, clutter, reviving the energy throughout our home! I still have days when I don’t do much, sitting and just resting, due to Fibromyalgia, Arthritis and other overlapping health issues. Regardless, I always try to do something, even if it’s getting dressed, washing a load of clothes and feeding the dogs! I don’t really like how everything on television and online in January is about losing weight, getting healthier, exercise equipment, blah, blah, blah, so I ignore it usually, but, it does remind me, just as I change the calendar, to make changes I may have gotten sluggish about during Fall and the Holidays. Winter is thickly upon us in Virginia in January and February which has slowed me down even more this year with my left knee, ankle, shoulder and neck giving me so much pain and stiffness. My doctors are not in agreement with what to do about my knees, so I am doing the best I can, meditating and doing what I can to heal, my own way!

Here it is February already and with snow, comes my Birthday. I had a nice Birthday weekend, because my day landed on Friday the 13th! I’m not superstitious, so it’s all good. My husband, son and a friend of his cooked for me and we enjoyed good food, good wine, good conversation and laughed a lot! It was a nice Birthday and I feel very blessed. I usually don’t even leave home anymore to celebrate due to Valentine’s day or icy, snowy weather. I was happy I ventured out on a sub-zero temperature night to be with family and friends. I noticed the stars shining so bright when we walked out to leave and saw several constellations vividly. The thought that went through my mind was, “My blessings are equal to the stars in the sky tonight!”

Thank you for being here with me. I look forward to your comments and meeting you. May this year be filled with even more positive energy, blessings, love and light.

Love, peace and joy, Mysti-Fran~

*The Story of why I sign Mysti-Fran or Fran-Mysti or sometimes Mystiblu:* I’ve been on the internet for a long time. Back then, people were urged to use an “alias” so people wouldn’t know who they were. I chose the name, “Mistyblue,” for the love of my Samoyed dog that looked like a white wolf! As I learned and found my path, I was Spiritually advised to change my name online and in my ventures to “Mystiblu,” which has even more meaning for me, my work and path.

*Opinions and thoughts of the Author are not necessarily the opinion and thoughts of the reader. Please read with an open mind.* Thank you.
If my messages are helpful or reach out to you, please feel free to reach out to me too at https://mystiblu.wordpress.com/  or http://Mystickblue.com or at Facebook or Twitter. 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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Wilderness Iron works.org Sword Photo

WildernessIronworks.org Sword Photo

 

LoveNote for Sunday May 11, 2014~

I am certain, I love myself more now than I have ever before. I am comfortable with who I am as a person, inside and out. I may not be what someone else feels is right, but I am not them, I am me! I have lived through many experiences and problems, big and small and I am stronger and better for each one. I have learned many lessons and I welcome them. My body is not what it used to be, but why should it be? I am older, I am wiser, I know myself and I value everything about me. Some days are better than others, so I take a deep breath and count my blessings. I strive to help others on their journeys, when they have doubts and need to learn to love themselves.

Believe me. This was not something that came easily or fast, but as I shared in my book, “A Season of Love,” “When we experience trials, we should not look back on them or curse them, but do our best to be grateful and have joy for receiving each lesson which makes us stronger. Like a sword being created, the Master folds the heated metal, over and over again, tempering it, making it strong and worthy. We, like the sword, are put through heated times, only to make us stronger!”

Blessings and love, Fran~Mysti~May 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 at https://mystiblu.wordpress.com/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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A Moment with Mysti~ March 19, 2014~Healing~

Feeling beat up, but happy! I’m happy because finally someone has determined the source of much of my physical pain. Physical therapy can be tough, but I have to keep reminding myself of the positive benefits. I feel bruised and battered, but all for the greater good. I have wanted to write many days, but I knew I needed to rest and when I could, do things at home needing to be done. With so many energy changes occurring in the last few months, my head has been swimming with ideas and inspiration, but I pace myself. Winter, where I live, has been long and harsh and just as I feel my body, mind and spirit making big changes, the weather is about to do the same too. It takes great strength to get around physically and I’m proud I’m nurturing myself and listening from within to put other things to the side and concentrate on my physical well being. I know all things are connected and as I heal I feel more balance; yet another journey on my path.

Shared with love~Fran-Mysti~2014

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

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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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Cluttered deskAlbert Einsteinquote

Clutter can cause energy blockages, yes, but we can rise about it just as we do with negative energy. A clean, organized, uncluttered space is better, closer to God they say, but, when I sit down to write, create or lift my energy level up to help heal, I can and have risen above it. I would not have accomplished what I have today, if I had not learned how to rise above lower energy, the energy that clutter and feeling scattered can create; similar to meditating

Some people like to meditate with silence, music, candles or incense burning, others meditate when they go for a walk, take a bath, clean house, wash dishes or drive. The same is with our homes and spaces, we all live differently and no one way is correct or the only way.

Feng Shui teaches us to allow energy to flow easily by keeping clutter under control. Feng Shui means “water and air” which is needed to flow in our sacred space to keep energy from becoming stagnated. I believe in Feng Shui and try to practice it in my home, but its not easy, with a small home, little storage and an odd design. I like a clean and uncluttered space, but it’s just not always possible. 

I have always been told there are other things more important than a clean house. I don’t mind cleaning, I actually enjoy it, it in itself is quite meditating, but I also believe hugs, good conversations, music, home comfort, a child’s laughter and giving attention to things that may not be here tomorrow; are much more important than a spotless house and putting my laundry away. I have learned to live in the moment, cherish what is now, clean as I go, but do not allow clutter and cleaning to control me and my energy.

I like a clean uncluttered house, but I also love a comfortable home filled with love, good energy and my family, which consists of humans, dogs and birds. I’ve learned, it’s nearly impossible for one person to keep a house clean when you have a mariad of dogs and kids, not to mention a husband, coming in and out, moving things around, creating dirty-ness and turmoil. When or if I feel things getting out of control, I ask for help from the Universe, SpiritGod and others around me. Since I’d rather do it myself, I rarely ask for help from others, but at times I have had to. It’s just my husband and me now, but we still have dogs and birds which are actually the hardest part and we have Grandchildren visit now and then. We live in the country, it’s peaceful and we work hard.

Some years ago I became very ill and I had to stop doing almost everything. I could feed myself, check my email and do little things, but I had to have help showering, dressing and doing everything at home. I couldn’t pick up a laundry basket, wash dishes, vacuum, sweep, dust, well, I couldn’t do much. I was in pain, very tired and going to physical therapy. I had begun to write my first book a few years earlier and was doing well with all the details of putting it together and getting it published, when this happened. I was devastated, to say the least. I cried often, but then I began to realize perhaps some of this was my own fault. Had I paid attention when I was given messages and dreams about timing, slowing down and asking others for help? Had I done what was asked of me? Often, we need to stop and take account of what’s happening around us and within us. Maybe if I had acted on what I was given, which was take more time in nature, believe the book would be done in perfect timing, allowed myself to rest and take more time for myself, then perhaps I may have been able to handle things better and not fall on my behind and have to go to bed and go through so much to heal and get well.

I sat and watched my husband help me and I felt horrible, until I began not having as much pain and was able to read and concentrate better. I read a wonderful book by Sue Monk Kidd, called, “When the Heart Waits: Spiritual Direction for Life’s Sacred Questions.”  One part of the book spoke to me and I share it with people often. This spoke to my heart and soul and was just what I needed to hear. It said:

I noticed a monk, ski cap pulled over his ears, sitting perfectly still beneath a tree. There was such reference in his silhouette, such tranquil sturdiness, that I paused to watch. He was the picture of waiting. Later I sought him out.

“I saw you today sitting underneath the tree–just sitting there so still. How is it that you can wait so patiently in the moment?  I can’t seem to get used to the idea of doing nothing.” He broke into a wonderful grin. “Well, there’s the problem right there, young lady. You’ve bought into the cultural myth that when you’re waiting, you’re doing nothing.”

  Then he took his hands and placed them on my shoulders, peered straight into my eyes and said, “I hope you’ll hear what I’m about to tell you. I hope you’ll hear it all the way down to your toes. When you’re waiting, you’re not doing nothing. You’re doing the most important something there is. You’re allowing your soul to grow up. If you can’t be still and wait, you can’t become what God created you to be.” Somehow I knew in my soul that his words were God’s words.

 From “When The Heart Waits” Spiritual Direction for Life’s Sacred Questions by Sue Monk Kidd

This passage in Sue’s book helped me realize, I was not able to do a lot of cleaning or much of anything else, but instead of feeling bad about it, I took it as an opportunity to heal, grow and go within and learn more about my life. Just like when I’m busy with all sorts of things and my house isn’t as clean or uncluttered as it could be. I may have a stack of books and magazines on the end table, a few dishes in the sink, clothes in baskets to be put away or a pile of paperwork on my desk, but I know if I have a deadline or schedule to keep and it’s not done, it will still be there waiting for me when I get finished. It makes me feel good when I put the dishes in the dishwasher, start some laundry, vacuum the rug, take out the trash and straighten up the kitchen table. There are lots of little things we can do to help us feel better and help the energy flow even when we can’t do a deep cleaning or when we live with some clutter day by day.  

I am only one person and I have to love myself enough to let some things go and not try and kill myself to get everything done. What good would I be if I never listened to my inspiration and sat down to write or create when I felt led to do so? I know when to take time to rest, listen from within and just let my soul grow up. I know there’s always plenty to do, waiting for me to get to it, just like I’m sure there are a few dozen things I could be doing right now instead of writing this, but I know I was pushed along by my helpers to write this now and not later so I could share it with you! 

*Note: This article is not a contradiction of what I believe about clutter, it’s just how I feel about life! My helpers consist of my angels, guides, faeries and others that help from time to time; more on that topic at a later date. 🙂

Blessings and love~

 

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Here I am again, playing catch up from September here in October. Time zips by and I sometimes feel like I’m in a whirlwind! That’s usually when I’m reminded, somehow, to find ways to slow down. have fun, and get more rest and relaxation. I welcome Autumn! 

In September and October, I’ve been involved with fundraisers, football games, sick pets, planning for my autumn garden, preparing for colder nights, planning meals, musical events, meetings, picnics, dinners and the list goes on and on. I began to wonder, “When do I get time for ME!?” I’m not being selfish, I’m being mindful of the amount of time I’ve been spending doing the things “I” love and the things “I need” to be doing. I want time to savor the beautiful autumn days, taking pictures of the mountains, exchanging summer clothes for winter clothes in storage, making jewelry and spending more time out in nature listening and watching for her messages. 

In September, fox came to me at my house in the woods. I’m always a little startled by their calls to each other, because it sounds odd and a little un-nerving when you first hear it. I’m beginning to get used to it the more I hear it. Fox is one of my favorites and I consider them one of my closer totems along with wolf, which are in the same family. Fox is the protector of the family unit, user of camouflage, being able to blend into the background and master of shape shifting. Fox tells you to be invisible and pay attention to what’s going on when no one sees you are watching.  The fox has a long history of magic and supernatural powers. They are often most visible at times of dawn and dusk, the “between time,” when the magical world and the world we live in intersect. It lives at the edges of the forests and open land, the border areas. Because it’s an animal of the “between times and places” it can be a guide to enter the Faerie Realm. I love this message they had for me, which has proven to be very true. When we take time to be quiet, watch and listen, it’s amazing what we learn and what comes to us!

Another messenger has been the cat. We live in the mountains and there are cats everywhere! My family hasn’t had cats for years because we have several dogs and they were not raised with cats.  We finally broke down and started feeding a litter of kittens that made their new home under our lower deck on the front of our house. When the nights were warmer, we would sit on the upper porch swing and talk, enjoying the quiet and with each day and night they would get closer and closer to us. They then began sleeping on the soft porch swing and now we can touch them, a little, but they are still cautious, like the fox, watching, paying attention to us too.  Cats are about independence, magic and mystery. Watching cats around us can help us to understand them better and see their strongest traits. Cats are very curious, playful, clever, and they hold much magic and healing within them. Cats have been familiars for people in stories and folklore from all around the world for centuries and in many traditions are associated with childbirth and family. Whenever cats become predominant in our lives, look for magic and mystery to come alive. 

Just a few days ago, right before the New Moon, I was out on the front porch putting up harvest decorations and I noticed another spider’s web and something drew me to look closer. It was under the eave of the porch and a bit dark, so I had to look closely to see the spider, which looked like a Black Widow. We have hundreds of species of spiders out here in the woods, but I had never seen one so close up! My Grandmother had been bitten by a Black Widow and it caused her some residual health problems. I was cautious, but curious and took a couple of pictures to help me when I looked on the internet to identify her better. I also wanted to know her message for me; since I was the only person in the house that took an interest in her. I wasn’t able to see the defining red hour-glass on her under belly, but the markings on her top were definitely close enough for me to want to know more and be sure of her message. I’ve shared the pictures I took, which are a little fuzzy, but the next day when I went back to take more, she was gone. Here is her message, which ties in very closely to that of the fox and cat, including family.

The Black Widow Spider I found near the front door of our house!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spiders have eight legs and their body is in two sections, giving them a figure eight appearance to their bodies. This links to all the mysticism associated with the form of the figure eight and the symbol of infinity, the wheel of life, flowing from one circle to the next. Spider teaches about balance, between past and future, physical and spiritual, male and female. Spider is associated with mystics and mythology with three prominent expressions of magic. The first is the magic and energy of creations, the symbol of creative power. It is also associated with assertiveness of that creative force, of keeping the feminine energies of creation alive and strong; this has ties to the female black widow, which will kill and eat the male after mating, which has to do with death and rebirth. The third predominant magic of the spider is associated with its spiral energy, the links with the past and the future; the spiral of the web, a central point. Spiders are a combination of gentleness and strength and they have learned to combine both for successful survival, just as many “females” or those with feminine energy.

I love the synchronicity of each of these messages and also the similarities! Each speaks of feminine energy, magic and creativity in some form! I am always amazed and thrilled when I receive these kinds of messages, which come exactly when I need them and are always spot on! Each gives us something to ponder, meditate on and food for thought and ways to be creative, magical and bring out the best within us.

Shared with love,~Mysti-Fran~

Most of the information about the animal totems and animal messages came from the book, Animal-Speak” by Ted Andrews. I’ve added a little of my own thoughts and wisdom, here and there, as always. *smile*

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