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Picture taken by Fran Hafey-Mystiblu 2013

Picture taken by Fran Hafey-Mystiblu 2013

Everything in life is interconnected. Each season turns into the next, no matter what we do with our time. We’re drawn to nature and spiritual ideals for a reason. We are part of everything and everything is a part of us. It’s very natural for us to desire natural things.

More and more, we’re waking up and feeling the pull of our soul back to what we know. Have you ever felt like you’ve done something before, been to a place or known someone before, even though you just met them? Some call this deja vu; I call it remembering our soul’s journey. Experiences, places and people, leave imprints of energy.

When we begin to awaken and come to know our true selves, our inner selves, our true heart and soul, we remember. When we meet people and we feel a familiarity with them, often they’re part of our soul family. I believe the term, “Soul Family” refers to more than “blood relatives,” but those we were very close to, had lifetimes with, were involved with and were best of friends; those we have a spiritual/soul connection with. I have experienced this many times in my life and have come to find, we always meet people for a reason; whether to finish something we started in another life, for deep love or perhaps karmic reasons. It took me a long time to learn that this includes people we may not like or get a long with well too. All people in our lives come and go for a reason or lesson, for us or them perhaps. Again, it’s very natural for us to be drawn to people, places or things as we allow ourselves to open up to who we are and have been forever. Our soul has traveled many journeys and some have just begun to remember.

I can recall when I was a child, having memories that would come to me in visions. I didn’t understand them and had no one in my life to help me to figure out what was happening to me. I also began having dreams about past lives and things that had happened to me. I asked questions, but my family was not open to any of this. They felt it was evil or wrong and told me to stop it. I didn’t dare tell them I talked to spirit guides and angels and also talked to trees and animals! Talking is one thing, but “knowing and hearing” them back, is another!

I’ve learned many lessons in this lifetime and look forward to many more. Not all have been easy, fun or something I chose, but somehow, we do choose many of the experiences we will have in each lifetime. We have a “blueprint” we create before we’re born, things we agree on to happen at certain times to help us learn and grow. I do believe “life blueprints” can be changed slightly, just as any blue print. Even when we have “detours” in our blue prints, they always end up being just what we needed to learn a valuable lesson for life.

As we learn and begin to notice a difference in our lives, we begin to let go of extra baggage and heal from old wounds. We find peace within, even when the world is not always so peaceful. Learning to forgive, to let go; to not always be in control but allow things to flow, is a sign we’ve grown and are becoming wiser. This doesn’t always happen over night, but can take patience and persistence, learning to love ourselves and others in much deeper ways.

Our soul’s journey can take us to fantastic and magical places in different levels of our consciousness and to places we may not have believed possible. I have come to believe anything is possible! Our souls are interestingly complex, with many layers and most have hardly touched the surface, much less, understanding the soul completely. The soul is infinite, traveling and learning forever.~

 

*One of my passions is “Soul Connections” and I’m working on a  new book with that title! I also have a Yahoo group with that name, a webpage and a Facebook page also! I write extensively on this topic, have my own Twinflame experience and also help people who feel “spiritually stuck” or have experienced a soul-mate type meetings with someone special and have questions or need help with clarity. If you would like an online session or email session with me, please contact me. I can also help with other spiritual questions and mentoring. 

*Thank you for reading and if you would like to read similar writings, please take a look and order my book, “A Season of Love,” at my book page or here on my blog on its on page!

Blessings~ Mystiblu- Fran Hafey

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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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October 10, 2011

A Season of Love Message for Monday:  Today, it’s ok to rest and take a break. I will do my best! I tell myself this a lot, but why is it so tough for some people to do that? I have a list of things I need and want to get done in a day, a week and a month, but if I don’t feel well or become tired, I need to be aware and take breaks and slow down. If we don’t pay attention to how we feel, how can we expect others to? For some, like me, a break is when I sit down at the computer or get a few things done, then sit outside to enjoy the birds, the wind, nature and just listening to my higher self, telling me that what I don’t get done today, will still be there tomorrow! *smile* Working at my own pace, getting things done, patting myself on the back for what I did get done today, not for what I didn’t!

Too often we’re harder on ourselves than others when we don’t get as much done as we’d like. Some people will get up early or stay up late to get things done, sacrificing their “recharging  time” that we all need in order to stay on top of things. Sometimes I look around and see the house a mess, laundry waiting, writing to do, trash to take out, dogs to feed and the list goes on and on. I can work myself up and feel overwhelmed or I can work at it, little by little, until it’s all finished. Then, it starts all over again, *laugh*. My attitude about it has changed over the years. I can laugh about things more easily, I don’t beat myself up (as bad) as I used to when I don’t reach a deadline (I’ve always wondered why they call it a deadline) and I just do my best. I’ve heard before, “what difference will it make one hundred years from now” if I didn’t vacuum today instead of calling my Mom, my daughters or share a laugh with one of my Grandchildren. Take time today for a break, take care of yourself and have a great week!

Blessings~Mysti-Fran

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September 23, 2011

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

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

Blessings~Mysti-Fran 

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