The Path is before you. You need only to shine your Light upon it.

•November 10, 2014 • Leave a Comment

The beauty of the Spirit world is that no matter where we find ourselves, it is always present with us.  This can be a hard concept to grasp, as most of us are much more familiar with the physical world where the Eiffel tower is in France, and the Empire State Building is in NY.  But when it comes to Spirit, no matter where you find yourself, Spirit has already found you!

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The Path is before you.

You need only to shine your Light upon it.

A couple of weeks ago, I was looking through a local paper, and saw that there was going to be a Native American Harvest event in a neighboring town.  I looked closer, and saw that it was centered around the American Girl Doll.  “Hmm,” I thought.  Until I read that part, I was considering going.  My brain surmized that it wouldn’t be the place for me.

Fast foward to Saturday, Nov 8.  I was looking through the paper again, and there it was, again!  I realized this was not a coincidence.  As I considered the possibility of going to the event, my attention turned to the television in the background- tuned to the Science Channel’s “How it’s Made.”  After the commercial break, the first image on the screen was a Native American drum, followed how it’s made, of course!.  I watched as native people stretched the wet cow hide across the wooden base of the drum- all of it made by hand.  It was another nudge from Spirit, and I knew it.  Even though I would have liked to stay in my pajamas and snuggle with my Sadie (my affection-loving pitbull rescue) I knew it was time to get up.

Lately,I have been making an effort to follow the whisperings of Spirit, instead of just listening, and dismissing them with my ego’s judgment.  This is something of a confession itelf, as the main thing I teach people is to trust their intuition.  In truth, it’s not that I don’t trust it. That’s not it at all.  It’s that I have a choice to do something other than what it’s telling me.  The good thing about a true sign is that it will keep repeating until we listen.  This was going on the third sign– first I saw the listing, two weeks later, I saw it again, and then the making of the drum on tv.

Over the past month or so, I’ve actively been working toward developing a ministry.  As you may know, I’m an Ordained Minister for Our Lord & Lady of the Trinacrian Rose Church.  My mind told me that it was best to keep quiet about this part of me because in my mainstream job and family life it’s not something that everyone is comfortable with.  That’s the ego part of me, trying to protect me, in theory, but in actuality– holding me back.  Luckily for me, with age comes wisdom and my intuition quickly showed me all of the times I was accepting of others around me with various lifestyles, occupations and beliefs.  Yes, I get the message, and yes, it is time I started listening. It was time for me to expose this part of myself to the world, or rather, for the world to finally be exposed to the loving energy of who I am.

I drove to the event, and realizing it was in an Episcopal Church, almost backed out.   I did grow up Christian, but Catholic, and didn’t know much about Episcopalian Churches, except that women were allowed to be ministers.  I wiped the thought out of my mind that I didn’t belong there, and walked right into the hall behind the Church, itself.  I was greeted by warm smiles from some very lovely older ladies, who welcomed me and told me I didn’t need a reservation, and to come on in.  I paid the admission fee and grabbed a program.

As I walked into the hall, I noticed it was full of round tables, each occupied by women of all ages, mostly ages 2-10!  What was I doing here again?  I kept walking, tuning into my intuition very keenly.  “Where should I sit?” I asked silently.  I was directed to circle back around, and to take a seat next to a man who looked about 50 with glasses and a gray beard.  The Native American drummers were in the center of the room, so I had a great view no matter where I sat.  I explained that I had come alone and asked if I could sit at the table.  He smiled and invited me to sit next to him.  He was there with his mother and his little daughter.  We began talking and I found out that not only was he into going to Pow-Wows, and had lived in New Mexico just to be closer to the native culture, he was…. one of us!  While we were not entirely of the same system of spiritual practices, we saw eye-to-eye on many points.  After the drumming was over, the conversation turned toward my position as a Minister and the true reason for the conversation came about.  He turned to me and said,” no matter who it is, I can talk to anyone, anywhere about spirituality in any form.”  This was pivotal, because it’s a message I’ve heard from my own Guides over and over. It finally occurred to me that my ministry was already in practice– just not the kind I was tryng to fit into.

Another bit of wisdom shared with me by my Guides came back to me in this moment: Every soul is important.  If everyone on earth became enlightened except for 5 souls, it would be every bit as important to Heaven to reach out to those 5 souls as it had been to reach all of the others.  In Heaven, the absense of one soul is felt by all. The same way a Shepherd leaves the flock to find the one sheep that is lost, Heaven finds a way to reach a soul seeking the light. To help one, is no less than to help a thousand. I had been judging my work as a minister to be less because it took place quietly, and usually between myself and one or two others at a time who found their way to me.

I hope my experience speaks to you. If you are reading this, it surely is meant to touch you in some way.  And in that spirit, I ask you this– how many times have you hidden the very core of yourself to ‘protect’ others from being offended or uncomfortable (real or perceived)?  How long have you remained silent about your beliefs or the way you really feel about something in order to keep from rocking the boat?  The time has come, my fellow Souls, to step forward from the Shadows, and BE THE LIGHT.  There are many, many others like us out there, who need to be shown that it is safe to be who they are.  We are everywhere!  We are in hospitals, law enforcement, schools, businesses, and the list goes on.  By hiding your light, you are re-affirming that it is acceptable for you to be less than you are.  The more we stay quiet, the more we are saying, ‘it is okay to dismiss me. I have nothing to offer.”   The real truth is, the more of us that give our community a voice, the closer we become to helping the world see that there is nothing to fear from people who are ‘different.’   It only matters that we come from a place of Love and repect. This is such an important part of our Human-ness, and evolution.  Please, move into your light.  You are not only denying yourself the beauty you have within, you are denying others the opportunity to see and feel that beauty.

Namaste, my fellow Souls.

 

Have You Heard?

•October 28, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Confessions of a Spirit Messenger isn’t just a blog, it’s a radio show!  I can be heard every Tuesday night at 7:30pm on blogtalkradio.com!  If you missed the last show, you can still listen to it in the archives.

Click the photo below to hear the latest show:

“A Catholic Witch?  A Pagan Christian?”

(Some technical difficulty starting the show, so forgive the clicking of my mousepad as I start off!)

 

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Weaving Intuitive information into your everyday life.

•October 9, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Confessions of a Spirit Messenger has finally returned to the airwaves!  As of right now, you can hear me live, every Tuesday night at 7:30pm EST on blogtalkradio.   Tune in and join the chatroom to talk to other listeners and ask me questions that I will answer live.  All past shows are available through the archives, so you’ll never miss a beat.

 

Here’s the latest show.  

Happy Listening! 

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The Itsy Bitsy Spider

•September 15, 2014 • Leave a Comment

It’s been almost a year since I made my decision to move to Cape Cod.  In that time, many changes have taken place.  One thing hasn’t changed– the amount of pressure I put on myself to figure out what I want to be when I grow up!

Time and time again, I’ve asked Spirit– as I’m sure all of you have– to give me some insight on what career path best suits me, and how to ensure that I am financially secure.  And like many of you, I don’t feel like I’ve figured it out yet.  I will admit, I have a lack of patience in this department, and although I know there are many possibilities, my human need for security keeps me from veering too far off the beaten path.

One of the things I struggle with is finding my place in the world, which is far more important to me than you might think.  If I knew that, I could pick the right job, or  career path, and finally feel peaceful about my choices, right?  I often observe society’s belief that to be successful is to find a goal and pursue it.  It would seem that it’s the ‘doing’ part of us, that ‘masculine’ energy that is most valued.  This frustrated me, because  I’ve found that any attempt to merge with that energy did not yield results for me.  There has always been a feeling of resistence deep in my heart.  Something that knows this is not my way, or my place in the world.

Spirit heard my thoughts, and in a short time, signs began to appear.

One day I came into work and noticed several spider webs outside my window.   Each was perfectly shaped, and positioned in a way that was in a corner, not flush against the actual glass of the window.  I let myself be still, and take in this amazing creation.  I knew it was a sign, but I wasn’t yet sure how to make sense of it.   At home, I noticed that at the most inopportune moments, a spider would land on me!  This happened one night in particular, as I lay propped up in bed in the dark, watching TV.  All was quiet, and suddenly a spider lowered itself from the ceiling right in between my glasses and my face!   OK! OK! I’m listening!

I had read so much about animal signs, but the ones about Spider just didn’t make sense to me.  Then it hit me…. the webs.   Because my question was specifically about how to go about finding my place, I was missing a very important point.  You see, a spider doesn’t chase its prey.  A spider creates its web, and waits for its prey to come along and become entangled it.  I had been arguing with Spirit that ‘this is about survival,’ and I need to act!

In an instant it became clear.  I heard the soft whisper of my guides.

“Prepare, and be patient,’ they whispered.  ‘Doesn’t a spider need to eat in order to survive? And yet, they spin their web and wait.  They do not panic and try to chase.  This is their way.’

What wisdom does Spider bring to you? Listen closely and she will tell you a story about yourself.

What wisdom does Spider bring to you? Listen closely and she will tell you a story about yourself.

 

 

And with that, everything shifted.  I stopped feeling guilty that I wasn’t aggressive enough.  I ceased grinding my teeth over how it felt wrong for me to push and fight, and to take what I wanted.  It’s not my way, and that’s okay.  Humans make these judgements about what is right and wrong.  Nature just is.  We cannot all be fierce hunters, and we are not all supposed to be.  My nature, my way, is different, and there was no sense in fighting it, or apologizing for it. I don’t know about you, but I’ve never seen a fly make fun of a spider because it’s just sitting there instead of chasing it.  Nor have I heard of a spider that keeps itself up at night because it’s not a good hunter!

So there, my friends, you have it-  a simple sign that brought me great peace, understanding and brought me back to the beauty of the web of life.   Always know that there is wisdom in all creation, and nothing is a mistake.  The very thing you find to be a flaw in yourself, can be the very thing that saves you when you least expect it!

If you would like to learn more about the card pictured in this post, you can find this deck, Medicine Cards: The discovery of power through the ways of animals, on Amazon here.

A Reason, a Season or a Lifetime

•May 29, 2014 • 1 Comment

Throughout my life, whenever I’ve been presented with a challenge or a fork in the road, Spirit has placed someone in my path to help me move forward in my journey.  Each of these amazing people has made an immortal imprint on my soul, and I will forever be grateful for their appearance at just the right time.

This is a soul lesson that is of vital importance, especially in times when we are certain we are alone in our struggles.   For most of us, the little gifts that Spirit places carefully on our path are not evident until long after the experience has passed.  Aging has a way of showing us what was important in the past, and hopefully helps us to be mindful of this wisdom in our future. Hindsight is 20/20, but wouldn’t it be nice to have just a little bit of foresight now and again?  With a little practice, we can come to recognize these signs, symbols, and people sent by Spirit as our experiences are unfolding.

So how does one come to recognize those that step in at just the right time, or a sign that appears to speak solely to us in that moment of need?  The first step is building awareness.  If we are too focused on our drama, or the bleakness of the situation at hand, we cannot possibly be aware of the little things happening that tell us it’s okay and to grow!

Mediumship- your conversation with Spirit- starts with awareness.  Meditation is the best way to experience a shift in your awareness, which is why it is emphasized by so many schools of new age thought. In the absence of the chaos and outside distractions, clarity becomes much easier.  Once you have cultivated a relationship with your inner silence, you will begin to feel more grounded, less scattered, and your conversation with Spirit begins. This is where you begin your real work.  You see, no matter how many signs Spirit sends your way, it will always be up to you to acknowledge it or ignore, to use the information or toss it to the wind.  True messages from Spirit will always guide you, never push you.  This is for a very good reason.  Spirit gave us free will, and therefore cannot interfere without your consent.  Guidance will be available to you when you ask, but whether or not you act on it is entirely up to you.  This means that in order for something to happen as a result of this guidance, YOU have to do something!

They say someone steps into your life for a Reason, a Season or a Lifetime.  This is true, especially when it comes to divine guidance on your path.  Some people you meet will serve one purpose only– to deliver a message, or to get you from one stepping stone to another, hence they appear for a Reason.  During the periods of time when you are in a state of suspension on your journey you may meet someone who will remain with you until you find your footing.  They come for only a Season.   If you love deeply, and keep an open heart you will have many who fit the last description of those who step into your life and remain with you until the end of your Lifetime.  They move with you through your cycles, and hardships, always making sure to be your safety net if /when the time comes that you need one.  These people are true treasures.  Keep in mind that throughout your travels, you will also be the Reason, Season, or Lifetime gift for others you encounter on your path. You will be THEIR gift. :)

Here’s a little tip –  those who are sent to save you, will sometimes come in the guise of someone who, themselves, needs saving! Do not be fooled.  The simple act of caring for another can be the most therapeutic thing for our own selves.   This is a very special way that Spirit guides us, because sometimes we ask for help but aren’t open to receiving it directly as guidance.  So Spirit finds a way to help you while you’re not looking. ;)  Spirit never gives up on us.

Count your blessings, for they are many.

 

A true confession

•March 31, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Sometimes the hardest thing to do is to take your own advice.   Much like everyone else, I need a fellow human to pick me up and dust me off- and kick my butt back into shape.

The truth is, people who have abilities to see beyond the physical are subject to the human experience, just like everyone else.  We make mistakes.  We love people who aren’t good for us.  We do things that aren’t in our best interest for one reason or another.  Being gifted excuses nothing!

This is my confession for today.  That I have been just as wounded as those around me who seek me out for advice.  When I’m ‘connected,’ I am drawing on energy and information from the other side, not this one, which is the only reason I am able to see things, hear things, help people heal.  I’m not a superhero, but I do love to help people. If I were to try to use my own personal energy stores to accomplish this, I’d have been pushing up daisies by now.

That being said, I’ve spent the last 2.5 months getting my physical self adjusted to yet another move!  I’m pretty sure this one has been in the works for a long, long time.  Sometimes it’s our own selves who keeps us away from the things we really want. The only place I’ve ever felt 100% at peaceful has been Cape Cod.  I told myself for years I couldn’t live here.  Why?  Exactly.  I am a human, just like you.

As I pour over some of my writings, I’m inspired by Spirit’s simplicity and purity.   I could not write without the help of Spirit.  It truly is the energy of my angels, guides and guardians that brings through these teachings.  It reminds me how small I am, and also, how important one soul is, no matter how insignificant we may feel.

That’s all for today.  Just some thoughts to ponder.

Namaste.

Time Wounds All Heels…

•December 8, 2013 • Leave a Comment

As time goes by, everything changes. Around this time of year, I find it especially important to ‘check with’ myself.  I constantly observe, take inventory and evaluate where I am on my path. I’ve discovered something that only time passing by can teach us.

I’ve seen memories change form.  I’ve felt my viewpoint of the same issue shift from one end of the spectrum to the other. I’ve learned that actions that once had a very specific meaning, have no meaning at all.  Over time, our wounds become teachers.

In short, sometimes, Love is all about perspetive.  Observe:

What looks like an ordinary thing- such as this bunch of hydrangea that I hung upside down to dry...

What looks like an ordinary thing- such as this bunch of hydrangea that I hung upside down to dry…

Can easily become a sign when the perspective is changed.

Can easily become a sign when the perspective is changed.

Love is a perspective. Especially around the holidays, this is very important to keep at the forefront of your thoughts.  It’s a joyous time of year, but it’s also stressful for a lot of people for varying reasons.  For some, this is the first Christmas without a loved one. Behind what appears to be a smiling face, may be an aching heart.  Be gentle with your words and actions.  If someone lashes out at you, consider they are feeling unloved and in order to conceal this, they act out in a way that takes attention from them and turns it toward you.   When you find this perspective, sit with it, and really let it sink in.  This gives you the incredible opportunity to be a part of someone’s journey to healing their wounds- visible or not.  This is one way that time heals our wounds. 

Try to remember that the way others treat you, or speak to you says much more about them than it does about you.   It may take years before you master this skill, but it is one that will be priceless once you do. 

Peace and Love to all of you, throughout the holiday season. 

 
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