Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Angel Speaks – Archangel Uriel’s Chant

image Picture from Angel Speaks – Archangel Uriel


Dearest ones of light!  I greet you!  I, Uriel, am delighted that you are all now looking at the changes taking place in a kinder, more loving light.  I give to you this chant to use to move forward with grace.

Chant for Grace

I call on the Goodness in the heavens and on the earth

To bring me to forgiveness of myself and all souls.

I call on all souls to forgive me for my actions in all my lifetimes.

I offer love and compassion to all those that I have scorned.

I offer loving kindness to all those in need.

I surrender my need to clutter my life.

I choose my actions each day, and accept the responsibility of my choices.

I now choose actions of love, health, and happiness.


Use this chant to help shift all the thoughts that go around in your head and make you unhappy. 

Have a blessed day!



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Monday, September 6, 2010, 7-9pm By Donation
“Develop from the heart, meditate on love, live love, absorb love, give love, and your soul will become alight.”
—From White Eagle’s teachings.
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Monday, 30 August 2010

Spirit Animal – Wasp Power

image Picture from www.flowers.vg 


As the summer moves into fall, more wasps are showing up in our yard.  There are over 2000 different species of wasps alive today, according to Wikipedia.  That means that Wasp plays an important part in the ecology of Mother Earth and represents the four elements.  Wasp nests in the earth (earth), or, in trees (hangs in the air) in hives made from pulp and saliva (water).  And, Wasp’s sting makes your skin burn which is the fire element.

Wasp uses a form of alchemy to change wood to pulp and eventually to paper to make the hive.  If you are constantly seeing wasp hives, perhaps it is time for you to pay attention to your ability to “change” things, and perhaps to investigate alchemy to see where you may want to experiment with herbs, essences, or the stock market.

One of Wasp’s characteristics is that she is independent and likes to work on her own rather than in a group.  Solitary wasps have little patience and will attack whatever task they are performing with a vengeance. Wasp does not need a task master.  She is her own.  If you like to be independent from all authority, and do better on your own, then you may have Wasp medicine in your etheric field.

If Wasp is showing up in your life:

  1. What do you need to do to improve your life?
  2. What element do you need to balance your life?
  3. Do you need to leave your current partners, or job?
  4. What solitary task can you do to give new meaning to your life?  A quest?  Some creative endeavour? A silent retreat?


The September Magazine is now online at www.angelsandancestors.com 

Monday, September 6, 2010, 7-9pm By Donation
“Develop from the heart, meditate on love, live love, absorb love, give love, and your soul will become alight.”
—From White Eagle’s teachings.
Join us as White Eagle, warrior, Ascended Master, and member of The Great White Brotherhood, comes in to guide us in our meditations.
Call Judy 403-225-2016 to register, or email judy@angelsandancestors.com. Directions provided upon registration.

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Buddha Speaks – Allow Everything To Be Perfect

2009 12 Buddha medi bulletin Picture of Buddha Statue on our deck


One of the most difficult things in life, for me, is to allow events to unfold without judging them.  We have all learned that when something bad happens, that we have “bad luck” or “are cursed”, or “God is punishing”.  These sayings come to us from our Ancestors, and we learn them from our families and our playmates.  There are many sayings to account for good luck, as well.  Sayings like “horseshoes on your shoulders”, or “born with a silver spoon”, or “has a cloverleaf in her pocket”, and so on, are common sayings.

In my Buddhist studies, the following story is used to help students understand how events are just part of balance, and that often one does not see the complete story unless one looks at it from a distance or over a period of time.  This story is called “The Farmer”.

                                                   The Farmer

There is a Taoist story of an old farmer who had worked his crops for many years. One day his horse ran away. Upon hearing the news, his neighbours came to visit. "Such bad luck," they said sympathetically. "May be," the farmer replied. The next morning the horse returned, bringing with it three other wild horses. "How wonderful," the neighbours exclaimed. "May be," replied the old man. The following day, his son tried to ride one of the untamed horses, was thrown, and broke his leg. The neighbours again came to offer their sympathy on his misfortune. "May be," answered the farmer. The day after, military officials came to the village to draft young men into the army. Seeing that the son's leg was broken, they passed him by. The neighbours congratulated the farmer on how well things had turned out. "May be," said the farmer.

Have a wonderful week!

Judy@angelsandancestors.com   The September Magazine is now online at www.angelsandancestors.com

Friday, 27 August 2010

Spirit Speaks – When We Return To The Earth

I am at that stage in my life when many friends and acquaintances and family are dying. 

I find that this poem by Mary Elizabeth Frye brings me back to center.



Do not stand at my grave and weep

Mary Elizabeth Frye

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am in a thousand winds that blow,
I am the softly falling snow.
I am the gentle showers of rain,
I am the fields of ripening grain.
I am in the morning hush,
I am in the graceful rush
Of beautiful birds in circling flight,
I am the starshine of the night.
I am in the flowers that bloom,
I am in a quiet room.
I am in the birds that sing,
I am in each lovely thing.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there. I do not die.


Judy@angelsandancestors.com   Please watch for the September Magazine at www.angelsandancestors.com

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Great Spirit Speaks – Word of the Day - Primal

image  Sea or Sky?

Picture from www.windows2universe.org


Today, in my meditation, the word “primal” kept coming up in the images that I saw and the words that I heard.  The images moved from pictures of forests and animals to caves and mountains, and then to oceans and skies, with a mix of people and birds and fish.  The movie in my meditation would have made Disney proud!  And, I heard the word “primal” in different voices, tones, and chants.

When I completed my meditation, I went and looked up the word at www.thefreedictionary.com because I wondered if I really understood what the word meant after the visions that I saw.  Here is the second meaning of the word.

primal - having existed from the beginning; in an earliest or original stage or state; "aboriginal forests"; "primal eras before the appearance of life on earth"; "the forest primeval"; "primordial matter"; "primordial forms of life"

I realized that the message that was in the meditation was that I needed to understand all that was primal – in me, around me, and that I really need to allow it to be part of me.  I realized too, that what we see as primal or not primal is simply a judgement, and that perhaps two primal things – like the clouds and the ocean in the picture above look exactly the same from a distance.  I think that sometimes we are too close to an object to see it as it really is.  I am learning that I am all that is primal.  The closer that I get to that feeling, the more alive (the more life) I seem to have, and my energy abounds.

I am sure that I do not understand everything that I saw in my vision.  I am still working with the idea that there are three primal colours, and all the rest of the colours are shades.  I have many images that I need to work with.

I am so grateful, however, that “primal” entered my life right now because I am looking at everything in its aspect of newness.

Have a primal week!


Monday, 23 August 2010

Spirit Speaks – Spirit Animals of the Ocean

Two thirds of the Earth’s surface is covered with water, and much of that is oceans and seas.  It is interesting to me that we do not spend any significant portion of energy teaching students in school about the oceans and seas, although, in history, we make sure that we teach them about the history of ancient civilizations as well as Europe, Asia, and some facts about North America. We don’t seem to know much about the oceans.

Luckily, people like Jacques Cousteau and David Suzuki did pioneer work about getting information on the animals of the seas and oceans out on TV’s,  in front of people, helping to educate us on the creatures of the deep blue.  This video from TEDTV continues that education.




Sunday, 22 August 2010

Tarot Discussion – Will My New Endeavours Be Successful?

I asked this question on behalf of me and all the people around the world who are beginning new things – businesses, relationships, health action plans, books, and plans.

I used the World Spirit Tarot by Jessica Sczuka Godino & Lauren O'Leary, and published by Llewellyn.

 The Hanged Man

The Hanged Man

In the Root position
This card represents the root of the matter; what has gone before, and is directly related to the current situation. Check to see how the energies of this card blend with the other six cards; remember that it moves with each mystery in a different way.
Meaning: When the Hanged Man appears, some element of your life is on hold.  But have faith. Allow yourself to be in suspense for awhile; let go of having every answer. You will gain a deeper understanding of your life and, with this new perspective, old dilemmas and chronic problems can be resolved.



Sage of Wands

Sage of Wands

In the Love position
This card shows the energies of the first mystery of universal love in the life of the querent. It explains how the querent's actions manifest in the surrounding world, whether following a harmonious Wyrd or a flawed one. It also describes how the querent perceives his or her relationships with others.
Meaning: The Sage of Wands may appear in your life as a dynamic and commanding person. He may also symbolize a fiery and ambitious part of yourself or advise you to call upon your own leadership abilities.

  Sage of Pentacles

Sage of Pentacles
In the Magic position
Here are indicated the energies of the second mystery of magic in the life of the querent. This card shows how we use our gifts, talents, skills, intuition, and psychism; and, in particular, how these gifts should or should not be used at this time.
Meaning: The Sage of Pentacles rules with a steady hand and a kind heart. With years of experience behind him, he stewards both people and resources wisely. Powerful and successful in the worldly realm, he has no need to prove himself to anyone. His outer achievements grow out of an inner peace, a satisfaction that stems from a deep appreciation of life. The Sage brings patience and practicality to everything he does. He may appear in your life as a strong and serene person. He may also be calling on you to find your own stable center Eight of Cups
Eight of Cups
In the Oath position
This card brings forth the energies of the third mystery of one's oath in the life of the querent; showing what the querent, up to this point, has dedicated his or her life to, what his or her principles are, and how he or she operates according to those values. It may show you what is most important to the querent at this time.
Meaning: The soul’s yearning for a deeper meaning cannot be ignored. The Eight of Cups calls you to begin a spiritual quest, to withdraw your energy from the world to be more present with your inner life. Whether you hike up the Himalayas or retreat to your room, give yourself plenty of time alone. Creative solitude is the single most important thing that will help replenish your joy in living. You may also bring back greater self-awareness, spiritual insights, and possibly a whole new set of values.

 Three of Swords

Three of Swords
In the Wisdom position
This card indicates the fifth mystery of wisdom, power, and lineage in the life of the querent. Here you will be able to discover whether or not the querent has used wise counsel, directs his or her power wisely, and how he or she is responding to his or her life's plan. The card can also tell you from what source the querent should draw to assist in the issue at hand.
Meaning: This is the card of sorrow, suffering, and heartbreak. You may be going through a particularly painful experience, such as the end of a friendship or love affair. Things may feel catastrophic, and it’s true that nothing will be the same again. While undeniably painful, this card holds the key to healing and growth. Tears and woe open us up to the possibility of new beginnings. Such grief literally creates more space in the heart. Now is the time to look through tear-cleansed eyes at your life. Like a river whose course is changed by a flood, you will be a different person after this experience. In our willingness to touch the depths of our misery, we transform.

The Star

The Star
In the Outcome position
The final card shows overall advice and counsel on the question asked.
Meaning: The Star brings healing and wholeness. Her appearance promises renewal, instilling us with hope and optimism. She foretells calm and peace, particularly after difficulty, and the chance to begin again. If the Star graces your reading, breathe deeply and feel her healing waters flow through your life.






May this reading for the coming week have meaning for you!


Saturday, 21 August 2010

Ancestors Speak – Family Trees

One of the things that I have noticed as I have been working with people over the last four years, is that people are proud of their family trees.  Not the “son of a son” type family tree, but the big old trees in their yards or on their acreages.  These trees have stories of time and family involvement. 

Let me give you a “for instance”.  We have an apple tree in our yard that is now six years old.  Her name is BJ.  She is our family tree.  

BJ apple tree in blossom Late may 2009 100_0915



This is a picture of BJ in bloom taken in late May of 2009 by Judy



When Roger and I married, our neighbours gave us a gift certificate as a wedding gift.  We bought an apple tree and named her with the initials from our neighbours.  That was in 2004.  She was hardly a twig!  We have nurtured her, fed her, sang to her, and babied her. The second year, she had five apples. Since then, she has always produced apples, although we have lost many of them to heavy hail storms.

BJ is a living record of our life together.  Our Ancestors understood the importance of being able to have visible legacy, such as a tree or a grove, that they could point to and show that the family not only honoured Mother Nature and the Green God, but that the tree or grove was distinctive, and honoured the family. 

The summer that I was nine, my parents had forty small maple trees shipped to the farm.  My Dad said that they were needed to create a wind break along our quarter of a mile lane and some of them would shade the garden and protect it from the wind.  The trees did not seem much taller than me.  They grew quickly and sturdily, and, by the time I left home, the maple grove was fully grown.  Every time I returned to the farm, the grove was a touch point for me.

Friday, 20 August 2010

Buddha Speaks - A Story on Prosperity

image Picture of prosperity from www.deplicque.net

We all have different ideas of what prosperity is.  The www.thefreedictionary.com defines prosperity as “the condition of prospering; having good fortune”.  You see, I was writing a workshop on healing with different energies from trees, and several trees are associated with prosperity. Given that some of these powers were attributed to the trees by our Ancestors, I wanted to make sure that the definition of the word was the same.

I then came across a Zen Buddhism story that put everything that I know about prosperity, wealth, riches, and abundance into perspective.

I hope that you enjoy this story!


A rich man asked a Zen master to write something down that could encourage the prosperity of his family for years to come. It would be something that the family could cherish for generations. On a large piece of paper, the master wrote, "Father dies, son dies, grandson dies."

The rich man became angry when he saw the master's work. "I asked you to write something down that could bring happiness and prosperity to my family. Why do you give me something depressing like this?"

"If your son should die before you," the master answered, "this would bring unbearable grief to your family. If your grandson should die before your son, this also would bring great sorrow. If your family, generation after generation, disappears in the order I have described, it will be the natural course of life. This is true happiness and prosperity."

Have a wonderful weekend!


Thursday, 19 August 2010

Spirit Speaks – Healing Tools For Self Work

image Self healing from www.care2.com

Last night, I taught my second workshop on Self Healing Tools.  The workshop notice was:

(2 hours) Prerequisite: “Three Tools to use in Self Healing”
Through many lifetimes, including this lifetime, we give away pieces of ourselves. We may do this by making promises that we vow will “last forever”. Or, we may simply leave part of ourselves behind when we have unresolved life issues. Join Judy Hirst, BA CMA, ATP® CBP® as she facilitates a session where:

  1. You learn a chant to clear the mind grid level, the DNA level, karmic contracts, and the core level (called the outer levels).
  2. A level one Universal Healing to release judgement, personal disempowerment, and abandonment.

Participants should bring a journal, a cushion, and a blanket. Each participant will walk away with the printed copy of each tool so they will be able to use it over and over in their journey.

So much more happened in this workshop than what the words say that the participant should expect!  Great Spirit or The Divine shaped this workshop so gracefully that each of us could feel the big changes that occurred from step to step in the workshop.  It was exciting! 

The first step in the workshop was to assess how our bodies felt.

1. Do an assessment of your body by rating pieces on a scale of one to ten, where 10 means you feel absolutely wonderful and 1 means you feel absolutely awful. Rate :

a. how your feet feel,

b. how your legs feel,

c. how your hips feel,

d. how your back feels

e. how your abdomen feels

f. how your heart and lungs feel

g. how your arms and shoulders feel

h. how your throat and ears and nose feels

i. how your third eye area feels,

j. how your head and crown feel

Sometimes, even just paying attention to your body at this level of detail will cause a shift in your health.  Awareness means that you have become more “mindful” of your body.  “Mindful” means that you are in the present moment since it is difficult to rate your body in the past or future.

Try this process of self evaluation as part of your first step to healing.  Let me know how it works for you.


Archangels Speak – Archangel Zadkiel

image Zadkiel from http://www.alternative-cancer-care.com 

Welcome, welcome, welcome to all of you light workers extraordinaire. I, Zadkiel, am pleased to be able to speak with you.  I have many topics that I would like to talk on, however, I know that I must pick and choose for this blog that is being written. 

I am amiable!  I have a good sense of humour!  I can ease suffering and offer advice, if I am asked.  And, I wonder, why don’t more of you call me or the other Archangels in to help you as you move through some of these difficulties that are plaguing Earth at the moment?

If you are allergic to smoke, and there are forest fires, ask us to protect you from the smoke.  Or, ask us to put the fires out in your area.  Or, ask us to do both!  We simply cannot do things that are not asked simply because it looks like it should be done.  Thy will be done!

More and more of you are aware of us as your DNA and RNA changes, and as your senses are unravelled to allow you to be able to see and hear, and even have knowing that you were not aware of before.  This new sensory programming is not a trick, nor is it short lived.  It is part of who you are.  For those of you that are turning to drugs and alcohol to be less aware, I urge you not to do this because as part of your DNA change, your ability to metabolize synthetic substances will increase exponentially.  The idea is to get all of the foreign substances out of your body – including any adjustments made from the genetically modified foods.

You do not need to eat massive quantities of food!  You were programmed to eat what you require, much like the birds and the animals, and then leave the rest.  There is no waste because other things will eat what is left.  Garbage is another name for smorgasbord for animals and birds and insects that eat at garbage dumps.  The problem with eating these super fries and burgers and donuts, is that you get more additives in your body than you can clear daily in a normal detox process. And, as the additives build up, they do cause physical changes.

And, another pet peeve of mine is that you are all so very hard on yourselves.  Why do you constantly berate yourselves?  Why do you set such high – might I say impossible – goals and standards over very short periods of time?   Take lessons from the natural world. Dogs eat and play and sleep.  If they need to , they hunt, and eat and play and sleep.  You are all short on the play and sleep.  And, you are not happy!  Chill!  Relax!  Call us in to help you assess a situation rather than your family or friends.  Your family and friends will push their agenda at you.  Angels are at your service.  That is our agenda.

One more thing, know that you are all loved!  Oh I realize that you do not all love one another, and that some of you have actually been taught to hate and kill others.  Know that the Universal design was for love and service.

Many blessings of loving light,

Archangel Zadkiel

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Spirit Animals – Dog and Orangutan Teach Us About Friendship

My friends all know that I love a great animal story, and this story is so wonderful!  My friend Diana sent this to me, coincidently, after we’d been chatting about how wonderful friends are, and how some people bring you up, and others bring you down.

This story touches me because the pictures show how the Orangutan holds on to his friend. He teaches us that we need to hold on to our friends, and that we need to go out of our way to do things that we might not normally do if it means helping the friendship. 

Life, with friends, has a whole new level of meaning for us because we learn new dimensions of our character by being with friends.


After losing his parents, this 3 year old orangutan was so depressed he wouldn't eat and didn't respond to any medical treatments. The veterinarians thought he would surely die from sadness. The zoo keepers found an old sick dog on the grounds in the park at the zoo where the orangutan lived and took the dog to the animal treatment center. The dog arrived at the same time the orangutan was there being treated. The 2 lost souls met and have been inseparable ever since.

The orangutan found a new reason to live and each always tries his best to be a good companion to his new found friend. They are together 24 hours a day in all their activities.


They live in Northern California where swimming is their favorite past time, although Roscoe (the orangutan) is a little afraid of the water and needs his friend's help to swim.



Together they have discovered the joy and laughter in life and the value of friendship.



They have found more than a friendly shoulder to lean on.



Long Live Friendship!!!!!!!

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Spirit Animal – Magpie Drops By


This morning, as I opened the patio door to let the dogs out, I realized that something “felt” different.  As the dogs jumped off the deck, a strange looking Magpie flew down, and landed on the back of a deck chair, and looked at me.  Instead of the white along the underside and up on the back, like the Magpie in the picture, this Magpie was black with two white stripes on his wings.  This Magpie was also taller and thinner than most other Magpies. 

Magpie, in her glory, sat and looked at me, and then at the dogs, and then at me.  She hopped around to face me better.  And squawked, and flew off.

It seems she was bringing me a short message.  Her message included some different thoughts:

  • not everything is as black and white as you think it is.  Look for the differences because there is value in this information, too. 
  • all things are changing, including you and what you do.  This is good.  You will be prepared for the change over.
  • all new ideas must take wing, now, for this is the time of incubation.

The message seems a bit obscure, and yet, has the feeling of truth to it as well.

May we all be blessed by visits from oracles.


Other Magpie posts…

Spirit Animal - Magpie Signs      Spirit Animal – Magpie Cry

See my new blog  softwareislikeanonion.blogspot.com    Watch for changes at www.angelsandancestors.com

Monday, 16 August 2010

Spirit Speaks – Belief in Government

image  from www.sodahead.com

“Napoleon realized (she said) that war was good for society.  Like nothing else, it mobilized his best thinkers to think better.  He discovered that scientists were more creative when a threat was real.  Manufacturing became more innovative and productive.  The people were more obedient.  He discovered that the citizenry, if threatened, would allow just about any violation from government, so long as they were protected.  But too much war is destructive.  People will only tolerate so much, and his enemies made sure there was far more than he ever intended, and he ultimately lost all ability to govern. …….. There is death, destruction, devastation, waste.  But war has always existed.  How could something so utterly wrong continue to thrive?  The answer is simple.  War works.  Man’s greatest technological achievements have always come as the result of war.  Look at the last world conflict.  We learned to split the atom and fly in space, not to mention countless advances in electronics, science, medicine, engineering.  All while we slaughtered one another on an unprecedented scale.”

-Spoken by Eliza in the book, “The Paris Vendetta” by Steve Berry.

If we believe that we are threatened by another tribe or country or way of life, then we believe our government will keep us safe.  What many people are starting to realize is that it is in government’s best interest to keep the ordinary person living in fear because then the people believe that government is required.

What if we didn’t live in fear?  What if we realize that everyone around the world has the same stuff going on that we do?  What if we could talk to them without the interference of layers of bureaucracy and reinterpretations of information?

Do we still need governments?  Is their agenda the agenda that we have?

If we are like the Angels, is war the only grace that we have?

How does war help those that are homeless, those that are living in huge tent cities in California or other states? 


I wish you peace and generosity, and long life to enjoy these practices.


Sunday, 15 August 2010

Buddha Speaks – Which Is The Dream?

I am fascinated by dreaming!  I have now taken several courses on dreaming and I have read about forty books on dreaming.  Shaman and medicine men/women believe that this world that we walk in is the dream, and that what we see in dream time is the reality.  Some of them base this belief on the fact that when several of us are in the same situation, for example, a conversation or argument, each of us will have a different view and memory of the incident.  However, if two of us have the same dream, and if we are both in it, our memories of the dream are usually the same.

The following story is quite thought provoking.  What do you think this story says?



This beautiful picture of dreaming is from creoleindc.typepad.com


The great Taoist master Chuang Tzu once dreamt that he was a butterfly fluttering here and there. In the dream he had no awareness of his individuality as a person. He was only a butterfly. Suddenly, he awoke and found himself laying there, a person once again. But then he thought to himself, "Was I before a man who dreamt about being a butterfly, or am I now a butterfly who dreams about being a man?"


Happy dreaming,


Saturday, 14 August 2010

Spirit Animal – Two Red Tail Hawks Have A Message


Flying Red tail Hawk from animals.nationalgeographic.com

On Sunday, while we were having dinner on the deck, two large red tail hawks came swooping through the yard, one chasing the other, and both screaming, “Kie, Kie, Kie!”  Everyone stopped eating and watched in surprise. After each of shared what we thought was going on, we all went back to eating.  I did not think anymore about it.

Then several days ago, while walking in the park, the same thing happened to the dogs and to me.  The two hawks came swooping down around us, one chasing the other, and both of them screaming that same weird noise.  Then after several swoops, they both landed in a tree and were very quiet.  They both watched me and the dogs.

My task was to figure out the message.  What came to me was, “Don’t chase after something that is smoke and mirrors. Don’t chase after things you cannot have.  Don’t chase the leader, become the leader. Be clear what your goal is. Go after the substantial; small pickings do not feed the hungry hawk. Chase what you love.  Be free in life.”

All of these thoughts were very profound for me.  I am in the midst of a transition into a different line of work – one that I stepped back from for a while. When ever I have been in transition, a hawk usually comes with a message.  In this case, the message seems like it is telling me to step back from some of the things that I am working on and to pursue other opportunities that have popped up.

May you too, have hawk guidance.  See more from Red Tailed Hawk at  Spirit Animal – Red Tailed Hawk


Wednesday, August 18, 2010, 7-9pm  By Donation  Learn how to cancel some of your life contracts by using chants and universal healing practices.   Pre-registration required. Call Judy 403-225-2016 to register, or email judy@angelsandancestors.com. Directions for meeting site provided at registration. More info here.

Friday, 13 August 2010

Soul Cards – Who Do I Become?

The beauty of Soul Cards by Deborah Koff-Chapin, and published by the Center For Touch Drawing, is that the meaning of each card is open to interpretation by those around.

I have had the great fortune of always having friends around to give me different perspectives on the cards as they come up after a question.  Today, however, I have no input from friends around the table.  So, I ask each of you to put your interpretation on the cards as they answer the question above - “Who Do I Become?”

image  Picture One


image Picture Two


image Picture Three


I find that these pictures do have a story.  Please share your thoughts on this.



Thursday, 12 August 2010

Spirit Animal – Star Fish


Picture of purple starfish from www.nefsc.noaa.gov

“There are 2,000 living species of starfish that occur in all the world's oceans, including the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian as well as in the Arctic and the Southern Ocean (i.e., Antarctic) regions. Starfish occur across a broad depth range from the intertidal to abyssal depths (>6000 m).”  from Wikipedia

When Starfish began to pop up in my meditations and thoughts, I realized that I knew nothing about this fascinating creature, other than it looked “nice”.  It is hard for me to think of it as a fish or an animal because, when we see it, it seems so still.  However, Starfish, like the other animals, shows up when it has a message.

Like the “Star” card in the Tarot decks, Starfish is about vision, hope, success, healing, and creativity.  Each time we look at the stars in the sky, we wish and hope for the best possible outcome for whatever new endeavour that we have started.  Starfish, is the stars in the sky, on the Earth. (As above, so below!)  She tells us that we are on the right path; that we have the correct vision because it corresponds with the vision in the Universe; that we will have joy in the new relationships (business and others) that we are forming; and, finally, that Light illuminates our path.

Starfish is symbolic of all that is great and good with Nature.  She symbolizes the perfection of Oneness by showing us the geometric design that are five perfect little triangles, stuck together. She may look like a slice from a Merkaba, or, she may be representative of the Tree of Life.  Whatever, she is all about optimism.

When Starfish shows up, she steps before us, imitating the “Hollywood Walk of Fame” that salutes the stars of the movies.  Starfish, is gracefully saluting us, and offering her support.  How much better can life be?



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Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Spirit Speaks – Kwan Yin on Compassion – New Moon – Aug 10 2010



   Picture of Kwan Yin from













Last night, in our New Moon Meditations, we were graced with the presence of Kwan Yin who arrived to teach us lessons on compassion, and to open up our hearts to be more compassionate.

Now, Kwan Yin’s name is spelled many different ways.  However, her ability to teach and influence surpasses any issues about how her name is spelled or about which religion she belongs to.  As an Ascended Master and representative of Great Spirit/Creator, she has a brilliant way of showing each of us the lessons that we need to learn.  Here is how she did this.

After we had opened sacred space, Kwan Yin came in to our circle and had each of us give our definition of what “compassion” meant.  As you can imagine, we had many different definitions – all which were correct or “true”.  For some of us, compassion, or lack of it, may increase our karma (how we react to a situation), or, it may increase our ability to show love in this life. 

Kwan Yin’s next process was to take us into a meditation where she showed each of us individual acts of compassion upon the Earth, often in situations where we might judge that the acts were not compassionate.  Some of these actions, especially those of animals, were inspiring and created “aha” moments.  She then showed each of us those times in our own lives where we acted with compassion, often without mindfulness, but rather on instinct. 

The second meditation for the evening was my favourite.  Kwan Yin took us to different parts of the world to show us different situations. She then gave a bit of explanation about the situation, and finally, she gave us a “how to” interact in these situations so that we may be helpful and compassionate.  Our destinations were:

  • The Alberta Wildlife Institute at Madden Alberta
  • Calgary at 11th Ave and 3rd Street SE
  • The burnt forests of BC (Earth changes)
  • Either the flood stricken parts of India or China (Earth changes)
  • Iceland (Earth changes)

Each of us saw a different aspect of the situation, and each of us were given a different task that could be done in the situation.  To get the complete story, we had to share what we saw and what we got to do or not do.

Our final mediation consisted of Kwan Yin giving each of us a gift of a pearl of compassion that she placed strategically where ever we needed to have it in our bodies – head, throat, heart, solar plexus, back, hands, etc.

To each of you – I invite you to sit in meditation tonight and to call in Kwan Yin to work with you on expanding your compassion for all things.



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Sunday, 8 August 2010

Spirit Animals – Fox, Owl, And Monarch Butterfly

A good question came up earlier this week.  It was “Can a person can have more than one spirit animal talking to them at one time?  And, if you can, what does this mean?”  The animals in question are a Fox, an Owl, and a Monarch Butterfly.

The answer is yes – you can have more that one animal talking to you or bringing you messages at one time.  I have had as many as five animals bring me a message about the same topic.

What is the message?  It is hard to know what the message is when the message is for another person.  However, there seems to be a theme from the three guides around being invisible and using your power, and about courage.

imageFox brings the message of moving through the environment so quickly and confidently that one appears invisible.  This confidence is about manifesting what you want without hurting others, and using this power wisely.  Sometimes, it is better to do this on the sly (sly like a fox) without broadcasting your intentions to others.



Fox picture from www.1adventure.com


image Owl picture from unknown source

Owl asks you, what is it that you want people to see right now?  Do you want them to see a being of integrity, or, a being of greed?  When one is greedy, one cannot be in their integrity, for truth is that we all have enough!  Owl asks you to hear your heart begging to be let out of the glamour of scarcity and greed, and that everyone see the other person as a potential friend instead of a potential competitor.  (from  Spirit Animal – Owl January 2, 2010)





image Monarch picture from wild-facts.com

Monarchs bring the message of courage: have courage, walk with courage, make changes with courage.  This butterfly travels huge distances on their annual migration following the same route as many birds.  Humans do not have the courage, generally, to travel to unknown places with the conviction of faith that the Monarchs have.  That is the other part of the message - to have faith.  Monarchs realize that the world is not something they control, and yet they make this huge journey.  Humans feel the need to control everything - people, environment, weather, plants and animals.  The message is to let go and let the journey happen.  (from Spirit Animals - The Monarch Butterfly – Missing August 29 2008)

The journey is powerfully shaped to help you become a more powerful human.  Good luck!

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Saturday, 7 August 2010

Spirit Speaks – Veggies and Fruit Recipes

This is the season where a lot of fresh fruit and vegetables are available. And, Great Spirit is telling all of us to cut back on the meat and bread, and eat more fresh veggies and fruit. 

Here two recipes that combine the best of two healthy choices, and the combinations taste very good as well!

image Thai peach salad

Preparation time 15 minutes  Makes 8 servings


  • 1 tbsp ( 15 mL) brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp ( 15 mL) minced or grated fresh ginger
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 4 tsp ( 20 mL) freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tsp ( 5 mL) fish sauce  (I don’t use fish sauce at all!)
  • 1 tsp ( 5 mL) hot chili-garlic sauce
  • 1/4 tsp ( 1 mL) salt (I use sea salt)
  • 2 tbsp ( 30 mL) olive oil
  • 4 to 6 peaches or nectarines
  • 2 sweet peppers, preferably red
  • 8 cups ( 2 L) mixed salad greens, preferably mesclun mix  ( I don’t use the greens at all)
  • 1/2 cup ( 125 mL) fresh coriander leaves (optional)   (I leave out the coriander too)
  • 2 cups of diced celery (optional to use instead of salad greens)

1. In a medium-size bowl, stir sugar with ginger, garlic, lime juice, fish sauce, chili-garlic sauce and salt. Whisk in olive oil. Use right away or leave at room temperature up to half a day or refrigerate up to 3 days.

2. Just before serving, peel peaches. Halve, remove pits and thinly slice. Place in a bowl. Quarter peppers and remove seeds. Then thinly slice and add to peaches. Whisk dressing, pour over peach mixture and gently stir until coated. Toss in a large salad bowl with greens and coriander, if using. Taste and add more salt, if needed.


image Apple Broccoli Salad

Prep time 30 minutes Yield 10 servings

  • 6 medium tart apples, chopped
  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 10 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts (optional)
  1. In a large bowl, combine the apples, broccoli, onion and raisins. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, lemon juice and salt; pour over apple mixture and toss to coat. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours. Just before serving, stir in the bacon and walnuts.

Happy eating!

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Friday, 6 August 2010

Spirit Speaks – Get A Grip!


Picture of person roping a heart from http://eruke.files.wordpress.com

I had a moment of clarity this morning as I climbed onto my treadmill to do my workout.  My mind was racing with all the things that I had to do, and I was thinking about a client.  I began to imagine her getting ill and me feeling sad.  I noticed that my emotions were going into a tailspin, and my thoughts were getting increasingly dark.  I heard a voice say, “Get a grip!”

Everything stopped!  I felt peace and calmness around me.  I realized that getting a grip was not just getting a grip on one’s emotional state, it is also about getting a grip on one’s thoughts.  It is about getting a grip on going out into the future where things may happen and are unlikely to happen the way that we imagine them.

I had let myself run away with thoughts and emotions that had no basis in the present moment.  “Get a grip” means to come back to reality, and to the present.  It means still your thoughts, and still your mind. It means, take back your power!

Our thoughts, mind, and emotions sometimes seem like they are beyond our control.  To prove the point, here is a little exercise.  Try to stop your mind from thinking.  Now, read the phrase, “The Sounds of ……”.  Try it again.  Read this phrase, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's …”.  Our minds simply want to complete the phrase.

You see, our mind, which thinks all the time, really wants to be helpful.  Unfortunately, our mind has had little discipline to keep it working on positive, happy thoughts, so it simply turns to the the wave of information that it has the most on.  Most of the information that we take in from media is unhappy news or bad news.  So, our minds and thoughts automatically generate bad news scenarios.

The bad news scenario is what happened to me this morning.  Now, when I start the bad news thoughts, I say to myself, “Get a grip!”  It works!  You can change your thoughts.


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Thursday, 5 August 2010

Spirit Speaks – What Thoughts Are You Super Glued To?


Super glue picture from http://www.fnal.gov 

Have you found that sometimes, the same thought plays over and over in your head?  Have you experienced the reliving of a memory that was painful and thought for the one thousandth time, I’d like to make that person pay?  Do you have a story that runs continuously in your mind and that you tell your friends over and over?  Welcome to the world of sticky thoughts, that is, thoughts that are glued to your mind.

The problem with these thoughts is that they create barriers to you doing a lot of other things with your brain power and with your life.  These thoughts take up your time and energy, drag you down, and create inertia.  In some, it creates a great tiredness that prevents them from doing anything to improve their life, other than to say, “Someday!”.

If your thoughts are super glued and you cannot seem to shrug them off, then remember this – we are not thoughts!  Thoughts are not true! To achieve peace and relief from anxiety and fear, we must learn to still our thoughts. Osho has a great technique to still your thoughts – a releasing of the super glue.

Meditation – Touch Your Eyes – by OSHO

Use both your palms, put them on your eyes, and allow the palms to touch the eyeballs ― but just like a feather, with no pressure. If you press you miss the point, you miss the whole technique. Don’t press; just touch, like a feather. You will have to adjust, because in the beginning you will be pressing. Put less and less pressure until you are just touching with no pressure at all ― just your palms touch the eyeballs.

Why? Because a needle can do something which a sword cannot do. If you press, the quality has changed ― you are aggressive. And the energy that is flowing through the eyes is very subtle: a small pressure and it starts fighting and a resistance is created. If you press, then the energy that is flowing through the eyes will start a resistance, a fight; a struggle will ensue. So don’t press; even a slight pressure is enough for the eye-energy to judge.
It is very subtle, it is very delicate. Don’t press ― like a feather; just your palm is touching, as if not touching. Touching as if not touching, no pressure; just a touch, a slight feeling that the palm is touching the eyeball, that’s all.

What will happen? When you simply touch without any pressure, the energy starts moving within. If you press, it starts fighting with the hand, with the palm, and moves out. Just a touch and the energy starts moving within. The door is closed; simply the door is closed and the energy falls back. The moment energy falls back, you will feel a lightness coming all over your face, your head. This energy moving back makes you light.
Even if you are not entering deep meditation, this will help you physically. Any time in the day, relax on a chair ― or if you don’t have any chair, when just sitting in a train ― close your eyes, feel a relaxed being in the whole of your body, and then put both your palms on your eyes. But don't press ― that’s the very significant thing. Just touch like a feather.

When you touch and don’t press, your thoughts will stop immediately. In a relaxed mind thoughts cannot move; they get frozen. They need frenzy and fever, they need tension to move. They live through tension. When the eyes are silent, relaxed, and the energy is moving backwards, thoughts will stop. You will feel a certain quality of euphoria, and that will deepen daily.

Osho: Excerpted from The Book of Secrets

May you release the glue that holds your thoughts in place and may you move to another level of being!


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Wednesday, 4 August 2010

ANGELS AND ANCESTORS: Spirit Speaks – The Beauty of Silence

ANGELS AND ANCESTORS: Spirit Speaks – The Beauty of Silence

Spirit Speaks – The Beauty of Silence


Picture from Markelt.wordpress.com

Have you ever felt over whelmed by all the noise in the world around you?  Whether you work in an office or in a mall, or even in your home, all kinds of noises grace your waking and sleeping moments.  WE are so accustomed to noise from our furnaces, air conditioners, children, vehicles, dogs, cats, pets, houses, and so on, that we really do not know what the sound of silence is like.

During this time, as our lives begin to change, and we must deal with our “stuff”, silence will be required.  When we hear noises, we allow our egos to distract us because we really do not want to do this work – it is hard and painful and rakes up stuff we would like to leave in the closet.  Yet, in the silence, we can pull out the images of our past and look at them objectively, without hearing that running commentary in our heads.  Yes, you can tell your Ego to go and sit on your left shoulder for the next one half hour as you quietly reconstruct sad or angry images into images that are positive, and present a level of growth that you have not remembered up to this time.

In the silence, you will hear the voice of the Angels, coaxing you along the discovery of the depths of wisdom and compassion that you were unaware of – compassion that comes from the heart and the mind.  You will have the realization that the person who seemed to cause you pain was totally unaware of their effect.  Even more surprising, in silence, you get a look at the person’s background, and you see that they are so uninformed and so uneducated that they simply had no other way of knowing how to act. 

In the silence, however, you realize that you can always choose your response to a situation.  You can choose to be angry or, as my young friend says, “conflictful”.  Or, you can choose a moment of silence to compose yourself, and to respond with silence, recognizing that all is well.

Choose to experience silence today.


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Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Spirit Animal - Magpie Signs

Chinese: The "Bird of Joy"; good fortune. A chattering magpie signifies good news, the arrival of guests. Under the Manchu dynasty it also represented imperial rule.

Over the last couple of days, we have had about six Magpie flying around our yard.  I love the idea that the Chinese have – that Magpie is a bird of joy and good fortune!  It seems like our yard is more alive.  Our garden is growing quickly, and the crop of tomatoes coming in makes me think we will have lots of spaghetti sauce and salsa mix.

As I was looking through some old paintings, I saw an interesting one that features a magpie as the sole being alive in the picture.  This means that Magpie has occupied people’s thoughts for a long time.

As Magpie is sitting on the gate, one thinks that it is waiting for company.  My Ancestors believed that in the winter, the Magpie would wait for the devas or elementals or goddesses/gods to visit the farm, and bless the animals that would give birth in the spring.  The new calves, lambs and foals were indeed welcome guests on a farm.

Monet’s Magpie painting - www.abcgallery.com/M/monet



Watch for Magpie in your life and then let me know if it is announcing that you are going to have good fortune or that company is coming.  Sometimes, the two are the same thing!


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Monday, 2 August 2010

Spirit Speaks – Deconstruction of Self

image  Picture of deconstruction from www.knoxnews.com

Since January 2010, all people in the world have been feeling an intense energy, an energy so big that it makes them do crazy things.  This energy also makes people angry, irritable, and sad; sometimes all at the same time!  What in the world is going on in our emotions?  Old feelings, forgotten memories and new appreciations for the situations are popping into our heads.

What is happening to all of us is that we are deconstructing our lives.  Where we used to spend a lot of time living in the past or planning for the future, we are being forced to stay in the now moment and examine instances when we “remember” ourselves as a victim.  We are in the process of taking back our power.  To do that, we must remember those moments when we gave up our power, and we must see those events in a different way.

Deconstructing the self is painful, and causes us heart pain, head pain, and ego pain.  Before it ends, we may feel like we are going crazy!  The emotional ride is a trip worthy of the highest and fastest roller coaster.  At the end, there is calmness.  It may start all over in several days because we have have so many levels of complexity in our lives.  And we need to deconstruct all our relationships, too.  For some of us, that can be a very long and emotional look at our history.

There is an end to this process.  So, keeping that in mind, let go of any wish to stop the process, and go with it!  You will be clean, like a brand new house, and ready for a new life.


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Sunday, 1 August 2010

Earth Changes – August 1 2010 – Non Discrimination


Image from IRIS Seismic Monitor http://www.iris.edu/seismon/ 

The last several weeks has been a  “shake, rattle, and roll” event for the area around the Philippines, and along the coast of Asia.  Yes, Mother Earth is changing again.  She is shaking along the fault lines called the Manila Trench and the Philippine Deep.  This is normal behaviour for the Earth. The difference is that we simply hear more about the movements of Earth these days.

When the Earth shakes like this on one side of the planet, she doesn’t immediately ask for matching earthquakes on the other side of the planet.  She practices non-discrimination.  She simply acts naturally, as Nature intended her to behave.  There is no thought of punishing these people or that people by earthquake.  Instead, Mother Earth simply moves her soil and her oceans to Oneness.  She looks to level things that are out of balance, where ever that may be. 

May you be in balance this day!

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