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Oh my gosh, I can hardly believe I haven’t posted here but twice this year! Well, my dear ones, 2015 has been an interesting year and with just two and a half months to go! It’s already October!

This year has been a full year of growth, realizations, changes, health challenges, tossing out and simplifying life, and so much more in between. I’m not sure where to begin, but after the death of my Dad last year, life certainly changed for everyone in my family. I’m one of five children and our Mom needed us all more than ever at this time. She’s a strong woman, but each birthday, holiday and conversation was filled with memories and I felt life was moving so fast all around me, I needed some time to “grieve” in my own way. I use the term “grieve” carefully because while I miss my Dad, learning has been elevated to a different level since his passing, in so many ways. Life has changed, I have changed and I feel blessed.

My health has been a pain, literally, for me for a long time. The last few years I’ve slowly lost some of my mobility and gained a lot of pain all over, just about every inch of my body. Being able to get up, get dressed, possibly go to pool therapy or to spend time with family or even shop for groceries, has been a challenge and since my husband also has health issues that keep him busy, life some days can be frustrating and definitely keep me taking deep breaths and asking for help from my Higher Power. I find myself talking to my Dad and my “helpers,” which include angels, faeries, spirit guides, my dogs and more. I don’t have a lot of close friends that live close by or even those I can call when I just need to vent or share. Mostly it’s because I’m an introvert, wanting to write, do my own thing, be alone or rest and heal some days. I’m grateful I’m able to have a life and lifestyle to work from home and not have to drive to a job away from home every day. There are also times when I can stand up in a crowd, speak, teach and help others, being quite the people person. I guess that keeps things interesting, but sometimes it is a challenge to push myself! 2015 has been a year of reflection, learning to keep my cool, listening more than speaking, doing my best to be kind to myself and simplifying my life even more. With so many changes and challenges, I feel my body, mind, soul and spirit have all been unbalanced. I have been working and resting to bring them all back together. I can barely walk, but I keep on doing it through the pain. I wonder some nights, how I make it through the days, but I just do. I have so much pain I barely noticed my stomach and guts were not feeling right, but I figured it was from stress, fatigue, Tylenol or similar pain medicine or food I just couldn’t tolerate anymore. Finally I ended up at the Emergency Room and was told I had Diverticulitis. I was hospitalized, but not before I tried to deal with it at home for a few weeks or more. I couldn’t keep anything in my body, I lost twelve pounds in a few days and ended up not eating anymore. I became very dehydrated and ill. I am happy to say I’m finally feeling better. I have not gained the weight back and I do believe everything happens for a reason. My body seems to be finding more balance and “being empty” for a while has reset my system. I snicker at what I tell people, part of a joke I heard somewhere years ago, about how the brain thinks it controls the body and the heart thinks it controls the body, but in actuality, it is the digestive system or the “ass” that controls everything! LOL. Think about it, if our guts are out of whack, the rest of our body becomes sick and in the “end” (no pun intended) our butthole controls us, lol. Make sense? If things stop at that end, everything can become sick and unbalanced!

Oh yes, I did say simplify and my goodness, has that been interesting. We’ve had some great guys working on our house with what started out as tearing down and replacing our front porch/deck and windows in the front of the house which turned into making the upper deck into an enclosed screened porch, new lower deck with a ramp, new front windows and double french doors leading into the enclosed porch, a new front door, new closet, tearing down a wall and letting more light into our home! I am so happy how much better the energy is flowing! Much better Feng Shui! This started in July and it is still not finished, but with it turning into a much bigger job, we’ve been patient and we highly recommend, “Smith Construction,” for anyone in our area if they need home repairs or additions done in their home. Next, they are updating and repairing our sun room before winter and before adding an addition to our home… so they may be busy for a while, then you can have them! *Smile* We are very happy with their work and how much love they put into everything they do! It truly shows!

We also had a new heating and cooling system installed in our house! We have lived here fifteen years and only used the air conditioning, but used a wood stove to heat each winter. Finally, we have a choice! It will be nice to use central heat but also use the wood stove, which I love so much and appreciate when the electricity goes out. To me, there is nothing quite like the beauty of a fire and the warmth on a cold winters night!

With the title of this blog post being, “Change, Challenges and Simplicity,” I have told you some of the changes, the challenges and the simplicity part is the inner peace through all situations and how much I’ve grown through it all! I feel blessed and I am grateful as I look back on the lessons learned and for what’s to come. I know I can make it through anything that comes my way, because I am never alone, I trust and I draw strength from my Higher Power and the Universe!

~Happy Autumn everyone~

Love, light, peace and joy, Mysti~

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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.

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December 21-28~ Winter Solstice &  The New Year~

I can hardly believe it’s already December, (and this post took me seven days to write) much less Winter Solstice! Christmas is in a few days and although most of the important things are finished, I can feel myself wanting more sleep and time alone to think and just be myself.

I did not write here in August or November, and I beat myself up a little, telling myself I should have made time. Honestly, the last few months, I have had to pick and choose what’s more important; my health, pleasing others, spending time online, or being with my family and getting quality rest! My health has been a constant issue in 2014.

My health has actually kept me from doing so many things during the year that would have been fun, interesting, exciting and educational. I have been working very hard to get healthier; going to physical therapy, water therapy, being diligent and on time to many doctor’s appointments, handling the health things that have popped up and demanded my attention even when I thought I couldn’t do anymore, walk another step, see another doctor; I persevered. We are much stronger than we think we are!

When I hear people saying they hope 2015 will be better than 2014, I think to myself, how can I create a better year than the last? When I have quiet time, I think a lot. I have a gift, or perhaps some would call it a curse. I see visions in my head when I think or remember. In color pictures, vivid, and sometimes like seeing a movie. I also have visions of things to come, I call them glimpses, and hints of things I need to pay attention to. With so much happening around me and inside of me, I have missed some things, but happily, I’m often given another chance!

One thing I could not have had another chance at, was the passing of my Dad this year, in August. I knew in my heart it would be soon, but I did not know how soon or how fast this would happen. I feel very blessed to have had time to make my peace with him years ago and let go of past hurts and issues. He made a point to say, I’m sorry, some of what you’re going through is my fault and I love you. I was able to say I love you easier, as he got older, whether he said it back or not, it did not matter, because I knew he loved me. Sometimes we think “words” will make us feel better, but they are not always necessary when others are not good at sharing them or when feelings are shared instead of spoken. I am so grateful I was with him when he took his last breath on this earth. He was not able to speak; he wouldn’t have needed to because we all felt so much love and I know he felt it too.

What is really important to you? Have you learned to let go of things that don’t matter or things you can do without or that really are not important anymore? Have you forgiven others and forgiven yourself? As I’ve gotten older, I can see things in my life that no one else really cared about but me, and that I really can do things differently and simplify. There is a time to do more because we want to help others and go that extra mile. Then there are times to allow others to do things; maybe things we used to do and we can now pass the torch or delegate to let someone else learn, so we can do less. I have learned so much in 2014, so many lessons, and I made a giant leap of growth and listening to my inner self rather than everyone else. The world needs more compassion, love, understanding, caring, peace, kindness and light. Be the light to someone when they need it, but learn to do what feels good to your soul and what you know is right. Pay attention to your gut/inner feelings and go with them. Don’t be in a hurry, be still and allow information to come to you instead of jumping too fast and making a mistake. The world is in a hurry. Everyone wants to move fast and get things done, but it can be done with peace and wisdom and not in a hurried rush, causing anxiety and stress. Take time to let life flow like a river and find peace and beauty in everything.

Yes, this has been a very full year. I’ve learned more than I ever could have imagined. I’ve dealt with pain in my body and in my heart, but I never gave up; I kept moving forward. I’ve learned even more about being kind and knowing when to be tough, with love, and to allow doors to open and close and not get upset because I didn’t jump when others thought I should. I am closer to my soul than ever before, as in, knowing even more who I am and what I’m here to do. I may not get things done in everyone else’s timing, but that’s ok, I’m still getting things done and that’s what truly matters.

I wish you peace, prosperity and love for the New Year! Be true to your own heart and create lots of wonderful moments in 2015!!

Peace, joy and light, Fran Mystiblu Hafey~

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Healers, energy workers, and those that work with others to help them heal from physical, emotional or spiritual traumas, illness and pain, often are ones that deal with much pain or illness themselves. In spiritual and metaphysical circles, many believe when one is ill, there is a deeper meaning or reason for it. Others believe we bring illness on ourselves because we take on other people’s pain, suffering and are not shielding ourselves well from negative energy that, in time can cause illness. Illness could be something manifesting due to not letting go or not having enough support from family and friends, or even issues from past lives. I’ve noticed some people see being ill or dealing with daily pain as a weakness, but I believe the opposite; seeing pain as a powerful teacher and lessons; something the strongest are able to handle. Perhaps they became strong because of pain. Interesting how that works.

How can a healer help others if they do not understand or have not experienced similar pain themselves? I may be able to help someone by having empathy or sympathy, and of course we all have lived different lives, traveling different paths and it can take a long time to experience everything, but I often tell people, “I can help you, although I may not have experienced what you have, I can help you with my intuitive abilities and empathically tuning into what you are experiencing.”

I spend much of my time around Vietnam Veterans, because my husband is one, and I tell them, “I have not experienced War and the suffering you have experienced; even though, I can help you, but I cannot relate to what it is like to be in a War.” That does not mean I cannot listen and help them. I can help remove the pain of the memories with them and help lessen the pain, but only they can heal it completely, with SpiritGod’s help. I am a guide, a loving hand, heart, ears and soul, there to help them along the way.

I experience a lot of pain myself and have at times turned to doctors to help me. I try not to take medications, but sometimes I need to. I try to use natural remedies as much as possible because my body is sensitive to chemicals. I do know all medicine is derived from base plants; it’s what’s added later that causes medications to affect people in a negative way. I also practice Reiki on myself. I cleanse my chakras and my energy often, especially if I have been around negative people or places. I use crystals and stones to help heal and do energy work. I pray for healing and for the strength to do what I need to do, regardless of pain. I meditate, listening for guidance and pay attention to the energy around me.  I have the right to tell doctor’s no if I feel something is not right for me. I can be mindful of changes and shifts within me and around me. My intentions are always positive.

Most would choose not to have any pain, but how would we understand pain if we have not experienced it? I would choose not to have it all the time or as often, but again, I know what I am here to do and who I am and that helps me to understand my pain. That doesn’t mean I love pain or want it, but I do understand it more and it has taught me many lessons. Just like the pain women have to bring our children into the world, it is soon forgotten because of love.

I do not claim to heal pain, I help others heal their pain and with loving energy I can help pain. I believe in miracles and I do accept some things just are and I do my best and keep moving forward. That’s what I help others do too, heal, grow and never give up!

*This article is the opinion and thoughts of one Author, not to be confused with medical advice.*

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Imagine Stone by Fran Hafey-Mystiblu

Balance. Some people cringe at the word, but regardless, it’s a real feat for some of us to find and keep balance in our lives.

Balance has been on my mind recently because with winter changing to spring, there are so many changes coming on pretty fast. I also had do downshift from higher gear to a lower gear to achieve some healing. I had a dental procedure and due to a previous injury, there was a lot of swelling and infection, plus my dentist felt some was due to an allergic reaction. We had no idea what I reacted to, but nonetheless it was painful and took me out of commission for a little over a week!

When something like this happens, when we experience shifts and changes in our lives; which is pretty much all the time, we learn and find ways that help us. When we go from one season to another, deal with illness, move to a new home, change careers, are having difficulty with a number of issues, then, we are in constant search for balance. Perhaps it’s our heart and soul that seeks balance, but our minds need it even more! When not feeling balanced, so many things can affect us in a more negative way, instead of feeling the flow of positive energy that comes when we’ve found the way to have balance with less effort; once it comes more easily for us. I’ve learned how to do this in so many ways that help the balance flow easier and easier for me.

I am often reminded of pain in my body, but with meditation, creating balance, peace and sacred space in my life and surroundings, I find it easier to deal with the physical pain, problems and issues that occur. Our minds can be tuned into thinking positive thoughts to help us everyday. I feel much better when I stay positive and upbeat. I know we will not always feel that way, but we can learn how to do this so the good energy flows easier and more constant in our lives.

Some ways to do this are by taking time out, everyday, to sit and do nothing. Turn off all the clatter going on in your mind, stop the noise. In the beginning, you may be able to do this for only a short time, but with practice and patience the time will grow longer. Sit quietly in a place you enjoy or find comforting. I love to sit outside on our front deck swing or on a moss covered spot at the roots of a tree in the woods or perhaps a window seat or spot indoors where it’s quiet. Look around, take in your surroundings, breathe. You can close your eyes if you like. Slow down your thinking process, leave it at your feet or at the doorway, you can pick it up again later on. If it helps, think of one word. I like to use “peace” or “love” or “breathe.” This helps you to slow down the noise in your head and center on just one thing. I release the tension in my body, let go of holding on and holding in life’s daily thoughts, that can rob us of peace. If you cannot do this everyday, try doing it when you can, but I urge you to try to set aside some “you time” everyday if possible. The balance and peace that follows is worth every minute of it.

Balance is about filling your life with more than just problems and drama. We will have those things in our life, so taking time to create peaceful moments, happiness, sacred space and be mindful of what robs us of these positive things is very important. By doing things I love, that feel good and lifting myself up above negative thinking, I have found balance in my life. When physical pain tries to bring me down, I remember to do what feels right and listen to my body. When others around me try to tell me my way of life is wrong, I remember my heart and what stirs my soul. I spend time in the garden, grow some of our food and herbs, laugh often, spend time doing what I love, walk in nature, surround myself with people filled with love, hug my children, my husband, my dogs and talk to my birds and plants. When we find what makes us feel good and happy and not allow negative energy to steal away these things from us; then we have found balance and it’s easier to maintain balance when we know the difference in positive and negative and how they affect us.

Take time to find out what’s in your life that helps you create balance or what seems to cause you to feel unbalanced. When we identify these things, it helps us to give and take and make positive changes to find and keep the positive balance we need. What’s not working or is taking too much energy or time; let it go, begin to make changes. When it feels good and creates peace and happiness in your life, do whatever you can to keep that great balance!

Blessings and balance~ Fran-Mysti~

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A Season of Love Message~11-28-11~”Being Real”~

November 28, 2011

A Season of Love Message for Monday:  Today is a good day to “just be real!” Being “real” to me, is when we allow ourselves to be who we are, not to put on airs or try and be something or someone we’re not or try to do something we’re not really feeling. As a Writer, I have times when the inspiration flows and other times it doesn’t. I cannot force the words or it doesn’t sound good or isn’t coming from my heart. During Thanksgiving, I got busy cleaning, cooking and spending time with my family and I didn’t even open my computer. I felt “guilty” for not taking out time to write my weekly messages or to even write and say I was taking some time off. There was something in me that kept telling me it was ok, that others understood and taking time off for a bit wasn’t “bad.” In our busy worlds I think we often try to please too many people and sometimes forget about ourselves. We all need some down time to just be ourselves and give to ourselves too. Just be real and tell yourself its ok to slow down and take some time for YOU!

I found myself cleaning and basically over doing it. I’ve done it before and I guess I just don’t learn! With a family and pets, those are just two reasons I’m always busy trying to keep up with chores around the house and when guest come, I tend to overdo it and cause myself to be exhausted for a few days afterwards. I have Fibromyalgia and recently my doctors had changed some medications I’m on for blood pressure and asthma. While preparing for Thanksgiving and seeing our son and Grandson, we had to get things in our house in order for them to stay overnight and spend time with us. We’d been going through all sorts of things and had our spare room in disarray, so I spent quite a bit of time organizing, washing linens, dusting, cleaning, plus shopping for food and dealing with many other things that had to be done. I see how easy it is  to become overwhelmed or over do things. I was happy to see them and I did what I had to do and then just spent quality time with my loved ones. I didn’t have the energy to really do much online, much less write something from my heart, even though I took lots of mental notes on things to write about in the near future. The Holidays seem to do something to me, not sure if it’s easy to explain, I enjoy them, but I think  a lot, about how much I wish we could have all this cheer, joy, love and holiday spirit, all year round! If I’m not careful, I can get into a bit of a funky mood, just thinking about and feeling the energy all around me from the Holidays.

Being real and allowing myself time to work through all of this “Holiday stuff,” is a gift I give myself each year. I love the magic in children’s eyes during the Holidays and love to share traditions, stories and the magic with them. Just taking time to be real and allow my inner child to partake of some of the Holiday fun is important. So, if you don’t see me around on a regular basis until sometime in January 2012, between the shopping and wrapping, giving and celebrating, loving and eating, (and also cleaning) you know when I write, it will be quality versus quantity, just how I like to spend my Holidays! I will be around, just being me and sharing lots of love with you too when I do have time to write and share. The messages may be a little late or they may not, but they will always be exactly what I was supposed to share and at the right time. 

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with love, laughter, joy and blessings. 

Peace, Fran~Mysti~

 

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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) 

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