Monday, 31 January 2011

Angels Speak – The Message About Family and Percy Jackson


I finished reading the five book set of “Percy Jackson and The Olympians” by Rick Riordan, and I was left with some questions.  Now, I loved these books.  They were, however, written for children.  There was so much in the books, I wondered why the message had been targeted to that age group.  Whenever I have questions like this, I ask my Angels.  Here is what they said…

“ Dearest beloved!  You are familiar with the phrase, “History repeats itself!” and with that idea, Rick Riordan was given information from Earth’s history – your ancestral history – to use to shape into ideas that youth would understand today.  There are several messages in this work:

  • Love is better than anger. 
  • Anger and grudges held over time become very destructive. 
  • When one does something out of anger and fear, it will rebound on them.
  • Families who turn against one another will destroy the family.
  • Family violence may turn outward and involve many people, and may eventually escalate into a war.

How many wars were started by family feuds?  Sometimes it is the responsibility of the children to heal the wounds of the parents.”

I see the wisdom in teaching the children those things that have been difficult to teach adults.  Perhaps if enough children read these books, that will change.   See the February Magazine at


Sunday, 30 January 2011

Buddha Speaks–Know Where You Come From And Where You Go

I have been sharing my life with a cold for the last week and a bit, and, sometimes, it seems that the cold has a better life than I do. It grows strong, barks loudly, and emits heat.  Then, that passes, and it seems like I have the best life.

Then I read this quote by  Soko Morinaga Roshi, and I realized that I was experiencing the continuous process of life and death in my experience of the cold.



Our lives appear to be unbroken blocks of seventy or eighty continuous years, but, actually,...when you maintain the straightforward frankness of your own mind as it comes to life each instant, even without effort, even without training, you are beautifully born each instant. You die with each instant, and go on to be born again, instant by instant.
~Soko Morinaga Roshi~

I am now believing that Cold is my friend, who is working to keep me from doing too much – taking on too many tasks.  I do what I need to and I spend a lot of time sitting and reading and watching movies because if I get too active, I begin to cough, and to congest.  When I sit quietly, then the light can move through my body and do the work that the light needs to do to work on changing me.

I guess I am pretty lucky to have a cold!  See the February Magazine in the next day or two at

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Friday, 28 January 2011

Spirit Speaks–Walking In The Light


I took this amazing picture of Roger on Monday, across the saddle from Kachina Woman.  He had climbed up an out cropping of rocks to get some better pictures.  When I looked back at him, he seemed to be covered in an explosion of light. 

You can seed the rays of light come around the top of the rock and make an arc, as though a cone of light has been set over him.  There is a very bright orb in the foreground, with green reflection off of it.  If you look at the picture closely, you can see amazing hues of purple and blue against the rock.

I asked Roger if he could feel any energy up there.  He said that it was simply peaceful. 

For camera enthusiasts, I simply used my cell phone camera.

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Thursday, 27 January 2011

Earth Changes – Moving Energy


This is a picture of a juniper tree on the top of the ledge overlooking Montezuma Well.  Why this is interesting to me is that this tree, which normally grows straight, shows the strength of the energy in this area when this tree was a baby.  In the picture below, you can see where I have circled the twists in the trunk of the tree caused by the energy spirals.

The trees growing in that area now are not spiralled.  The energy has diminished.  At the time of the Sinagua People, the vortex energy or spiral energy, indicated abundance because all things would grow beautifully with the rush of energy from the Earth, and with the vast amount of warm water available from the Well.  Although this tree was alive and well, (no pun intended), many of the twisted trees were either dead or dying.


These trees make me think of the Sumi whirling dervishes in Pakistan.  Some twirling is beneficial and causes the body to be more immune and therefore, healthier.  However, when the twirling continues too long, it eventually burns the human body out, and the person dies. 

The lesson here, is that anything done to excess is harmful….

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Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Spirit Speaks–Guardians of the Trees of Kachina Woman


This is my friend, Gradin, in the picture.  Roger and I were sitting on the side of the big rock outcropping that is known as “Kachina Woman”, and who is in the picture below.

Gradin is a tree spirit who lives in a juniper tree on the edge of Boynton Canyon outside of Sedona.  One minute it seemed the tree was whole, and the next minute that the bark split, and this feisty little guy pops out and begins to take part in our conversation. 

We had been meditating, and then sat and simply looked out across the desert at all the quiet, stark beauty that was there.  As Roger and I chatted, I could hear this muttering and what sounded like cursing, although I could not see anyone. 

And then I heard, “Over here!  You!  Over here!  Look at me!”

That’s when I met Gradin.

He has the highest respect for the indigenous peoples that have honoured Kachina Woman over the centuries. 

He is sad because the Parks Services are no longer using the ancestor’s names for many of the spiritual places, and therefore many tourists coming here do not know about the power and history of the different sacred sites.

On the other side of Kachina Woman is a powerful vortex area.  We met a couple who had walked up and climbed some, so that they could have a picnic lunch in the vortex on his 65th birthday.  Because he had some health problems, he also took all of his medications and supplements so they could sit in the vortex for an hour or so, and pick up the wonderful energy.

Gradin likes that type of celebration.  He even threw in his own blessing!


Picture of Kachina Woman – facing left, carrying two packs upon her back. 

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Monday, 24 January 2011

Spirit Animal – Black Fawn

One of my friends sent me this gorgeous set of pictures of a Black Fawn and its family.  It is interesting, I think, that Mother Nature, The Universe, or what ever you wish to call the Power that keeps balance, does balance off the white fawns that are being born with one that is black.

I love the way the black fawn blends into the shadows in the second picture. The shadows remind me of a conversation I was having with one of my friends – that we all need to find and recognize the darkness in ourselves; that the shadow side of ourselves is a gift that allows us to recognize actions that are not for the highest good, and therefore, gives us the freedom of choice to choose to act in a different manner than perhaps our reflexes would have prompted us to act.





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Saturday, 22 January 2011

Angels Speak–Remember Creation


There was a time when there was quiet, a stillness that surrounded all the Earth. 

Does Creation have a sound? 

Who remembers? 

It was long ago.

Wait, it happens all the time, every minute.

Each of you create as you move through your day.

What does it sound like?

Does it bring peace or is it chaotic?

Where does it come from?

Does it feed your soul?

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Thursday, 20 January 2011

Spirit Speaks–Bell Rock Magic


Bell Rock is one of the places that always pulls me when we are in Sedona.  The silhouette of the rock formation, especially in the first rays of sunrise make it seem like a big bell sitting out in the wilderness.  It is not unusual to see people sitting up on the rock to watch the sunrise.

Roger and I hiked out to the rock and up until we found a wonderful spot to sit and “be”.  Compared to the last time we were here, which was several years ago, we found that Bell Rock was quite peaceful.  The contrast to the pace of “sell, sell, sell” that seemed to permeate the town of Sedona was quite refreshing.

As we sat there, I closed my eyes, and then opened them.  What I could see was like a panoramic movie.  I could see people moving through the land, dressed at first in buckskin pants and vests.  They seemed to be hunting for something.  And then I saw different people, from five hundred years ago, climbing the rocks opposite us, moving towards a large set of caves (which do not exist today).  They seemed to have established a village.  The scene then shifted, and the rocks across from us shifted, the valley shifted, and was filled with water, and then was dry.  What I was seeing was a brief history of the area that we could see from our perch, up on Bell Rock.

The words that came to my mind was that change is a natural progression; that Bell Rock was formed by the passage of time – weather (wind and rain), earth movement, and fire (heat from the Sun).  In fact, what I got was that I needed to be more aware of the four elements – fire, water, earth, and air – and the effect that the four elements have on our life.  I learned that we need to be more conscious of the elements and that we need to harmonized with the elements so they can help us in our lives. 

The words reminded me of a picture that I saw in a gallery in Sedona.  Here is the picture.


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Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Angels Speak–Full Moon for January 19, 2011


This is the time to let go… let go of all those things that you have been hanging on to with pack rat determination.  Things are holding you back!  By things, we mean material objects – heirlooms, antiques, hand-me-downs, or things that have been in your family for generations.  Your home is not a museum.  Your home is a place of living energy.  Why would you slow it down with lower energy vibrations from things of the past?  The past keeps you from appreciating “the now” and all of the vibrancy of this moment. 

If you meditate, then meditate on what you need to let go of, and why, and why it is weighing you down.  Was great-great-grandfather John a man of enlightenment?  Does the “thing” that he once had bestow upon you the gifts of grace and compassion with generous amounts of love?  Or, does the object invoke some pride and ego issues?

Did you ever wonder why ancient people – your ancestors – buried or burned the deceased’s possessions?  Not only did the relatives want the deceased to have some goods in the after life, they also wanted all the energy of the deceased one to be cleared to allow the deceased to move on without anchors to this life.  You do not need the energy, either. 

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Sunday, 16 January 2011

Spirit Speaks–The Guardians of Montezuma’s Well

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Picture of cliff dwellings and part of the well at Montezuma’s Well – Picture courtesy of S. Roger Joyeux ( and

It is Sunday, January 16, 2011, and Roger and I have been pulled again to Montezuma’s Well.  I feel such a strong connection to the place that I tell Roger that I must have lived here at some point in my lives because I must go here every time I am in the Sedona area.

This visit is quite different from previous ones.  The energy last time felt guarded although it was accepting and engaging.  This time, the energy was warm and welcoming.  As Roger and I spent our time around the well, we gradually could “see” the guardians emerging, as though they were just getting up.   At first I thought that the energy was about the end of winter.  Sedona had more snow than in previous years.  And, different people told us that it was colder than they could remember.

However, as the Guardians talked, they sent images of the Well closing in; that their time of guarding was done; and that all the land around the Well would be smooth.  The images that the Guardians sent were showing completion of a task.  My understanding of the time line was that the walls would begin to shift and crumble starting around June/July of 2011.

As we walked, more images came, and the Guardians sent us a blessing for the work we have done, spiritually, with the Well.  We are grateful that we had this visit.   Watch for the February Magazine at  Ask us about the upcoming crystal workshop Feb 26 and 27, 2011.  Or, see

Saturday, 15 January 2011

Spirit Animal–Eagle in Sedona

Yesterday, Roger and I travelled to Sedona to spend a week in the vortex energies.  Our trip, flying by Air Canada, was filled with delays, starting with a four hour delay leaving Calgary because Air Canada had mechanical difficulties.  There were also delays with getting our car.  Instead of arriving in Sedona mid-afternoon, we arrived at 7:30pm.

Today, I was hiking beside Oak Creek, when I looked up and saw an Eagle sitting on the side of her nest watching the world.  I felt her contentment, and the message that she gave to me.


“There is no need for impatience or patience.  Simply be with what is.  Eagles simply wing their way to where ever they need to be.  We build our nests or homes, where ever we are called to do so.  We move with the pull of the land.  We feel the winds and the waves of heat or cold that are generated by the Earth.  These winds and waves give us motion that simply calls for us to coast on the push of the currents.  Be more in tune with the push and the pull of the energies of the Earth.  They are a blessing.  Plans are now things that will fade to allow you simply to be – to be in the now moment.  All is well.”     Check out   See my other blogs at and at .   

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Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Angels Speak – A vortex of clouds brings clearing


The clouds are swirling around the Earth, bringing with them an energy that shifts and cleans. 

It is the Universe flinging vortexes of energy down to the Earth.

Much honour has been given to vortex sites on Earth, especially in places like Sedona, Stonehenge, Glastonbury, Lake Titicaca, Ayers Rock – well, you get the idea.  The vortex changes the energy around it. 

Now, if you are paying attention, you will notice that many areas of the globe are being hammered with rain.  The clouds swirl around, creating lightening and thunder.  Light and sound in action, clearing the energies much like the way you humans use candles and drumming or singing bowls to clear space.

So much needs to be cleared!

Take time to sit in meditation and ask for a list of things that you need to clear.  Begin today!     Check out   See my other blogs at and at .   

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Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Spirit Speaks–Looking at the Soul

I was pondering what I was doing – with my career, my creativity, and my spirituality.  I decided to draw two “Soul Cards” created by Deborah Koff-Chapin.  Here are the two cards that I drew.

I am happy to have some help interpreting what they mean.  So, go ahead and comment about what you see in each card.  It may not mean anything to you, but it will mean something to me.





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Monday, 10 January 2011

Spirit Animal–Puffin


All puffin species have predominantly black or black and white plumage, a stocky build, and large beaks. They shed the colourful outer parts of their bills after the breeding season, leaving a smaller and duller beak. Their short wings are adapted for swimming with a flying technique under water. In the air, they beat their wings rapidly (up to 400 times per minute) in swift flight, often flying low over the ocean's surface. ~ Wikipedia~

Puffin says that we need to get used to strange.  When explorers first found the Puffin bird in the northern waters, on the rocks and in the sky and water, the birds seemed strange.  Now, Puffins are common.  Puffins are very connected to the movement of the Earth, and the currents of energy that surround the Earth.  They know that new beings are waiting to be acknowledged on Earth.  When that happens, all manner of different outer shells (strange looking characters) will walk on the planet.  They will provide a new energy that will help feed Puffins, and feed others.      The January 2011 Magazine called “It Sounds Like…”  is now on our website   See my other blogs at and at .   

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Saturday, 8 January 2011

Spirit Animal–Buffalo Solidarity


Buffalo speaks…

“We say that the time of the Buffalo is coming once more.  Buffalo have kept the prairie savannahs healthy by the foraging and fertilizing that we do.  Buffalo has been the creator of much of the prairies and the sites that exist there.  “Buffalo grass, buffalo wallows, buffalo stones, buffalo shrubs, buffalo hallows, and buffalo haunt” are all phrases that come from the time the Buffalo shaped the vast spaces. 

Once, before white man, the best food in North America was the meat of Buffalo.  It is lean and nutritious.  Consuming the meat made Man more kin to the herd, and gave Man more reverence for life.  That changed with the introduction of cattle.  Wild cattle roamed the very southern plains, and, to us, a variation of antelope.

There is a time coming where the cattle will decline, and Buffalo will be needed for all that it can provide to you.  We are grateful to become part of the natural cycle again.”      The January 2011 Magazine called “It Sounds Like…”  is now on our website   See my other blogs at and at .   

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Friday, 7 January 2011

Buddha Speaks - Living In The Present



I have a busy mind.  I am always thinking about something – software, stories, what to serve for dinner, and all the other stuff that we each do everyday.  So, for the last four years, I have worked very hard at being in the present moment.  I find that when I am in the moment, everything I do seems so easy. 

I have been doing some online software classes and my mind is getting too busy again.  I heard that I need to calm it.  And then, when I was looking at my Zen Buddhist lesson, the following story was part of the learning.  Perhaps it applies to you, too.


A Japanese warrior was captured by his enemies and thrown into prison. That night he was unable to sleep because he feared that the next day he would be interrogated, tortured, and executed. Then the words of his Zen master came to him, "Tomorrow is not real. It is an illusion. The only reality is now." Heeding these words, the warrior became peaceful and fell asleep.      The January 2011 Magazine called “It Sounds Like…”  is now on our website   See my other blogs at and at .

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Angels Speak–A Blessing


Now is the time when things are in chaos that you, all of you must have faith.  This faith needs to flow upward to Mother-Father God or what ever name you call The Source, and it needs to flow down to the center of the Earth, through you, who are each part of The Source.

This action can be done in meditation, in prayers, or in passing.  This is a blessing that will heal you because it will pull up things that you have forgotten, heal them, and make you believe in yourself again.  It will help you believe in the greater view of all things, instead of the limited view of the few found in religion, in cultures, in political circles, or in historical circles. 

This grounding in light will help you find the parts of you that have been missing.      The January 2011 Magazine called “It Sounds Like…”  is now on our website   See my other blogs at and at .

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

From Judy– How To Set Intentions for 2011 or For Any New Goal


For those of you that have asked questions about how to set your intentions for 2011, I would like to share a beautiful ritual that one of my friends sent to me several years ago. 

I do not use this at New Years, however, this ritual is certainly right for that purpose.   I do use it to set intentions for any time.  It is powerful to use this ritual with the New Moon, which occurred last night.


This is the initial technique - Setting Your Intentions for 2011 or any other time:

You start by asking yourself 4 questions...

  1. What do I want this year in my personal life
  2. What do I want this year for my financial life
  3. What do I want this year for my business life
  4. What do I want this year for my spiritual life

Then you write your answers. I feel into my body to identify in my heart what I am being drawn to create from the year. The MOST IMPORTANT part is to write it as if it has already happened.

As an example / template, here is an excerpt in part of what Maureen Collins (an artist) wrote for the category of business:

I am so grateful that this year became such an amazing journey of openness and discovery in my business, as it moved into the corporate world and lecture stage larger than ever before. I was able to deliver my shared vision via “What If? The Movie” through divine energy to hundreds of thousands of souls that were not only open to the information but contributed to the content collectively... AND they further delivered it to many more through word of mouth. This wisdom known to us all was a huge success with so many experiencing heart felt shifts and changes through the material offered by many like-minded souls. It became a place of safety and conversation for all who viewed it, and grew to include new audiences of those opening to the materials being offered by me and other contributors. The opportunity for the community to converse with one another about their own positive belief and pattern changes was a blessing and a joy to my heart, showing me the possibilities for all communities of the world. I loved watching and hearing the shifts and changes clients and friends and family were experiencing as they also awakened to how amazing and powerful they truly are, and reveled in the moments they shared with others in the community ...which triggered more openings and shifts and more sharing and so on. What fun... and so effortless and flowing... I felt like a kid again with all the discoveries...

You get the idea... write it as if it has already happened AND makes sure you include how you "felt" when it happened. Do this for each of the categories (there may be some overlap but the categories are designed to allow for specifics in those four areas of your life). This is a POWERFUL exercise that almost acts as plan for the year but flows through and creates a vibrational resonance with what you are desiring. You can do this over the next couple of days... I promise you it will really make a lovely impact. Then print it out post a couple of copies in places you will regularly see them to remind you what you are creating.


Ritual:  Burn and Release from Maureen Collins…

On a sheet of paper, I write out all of the things from the current year that I've outgrown, no longer want in my life,  no longer work for me, and anything else I feel I want to shed and leave behind.  On a separate piece of paper, I write all of the things I can think of and feel that I want to grow and expand in the new year.  I then burn each paper in separate dishes or shells, making sure all pieces are turned to ashes.  Then, when cooled, I put them into separate envelopes or containers (film canister, Ziploc baggie, etc.) and mark "to shed" and "to grow" on the container.   Around 5 minutes before midnight, I start visualizing all the things on the "to shed" list, and see them slip away, see them blown away and washed away, out of my energy field, out of my life and  out of my reality.  I go out side and pour the "to shed" ashes into my hand and let the wind scatter the ashes away and release them and all they re present, as the old year fades away.

After midnight, after blessing the new year, with the second container  "to grow",  I visualize all of these goals, desires, etc. coming to fruition, to this level of reality.  I bring that envelope down to the garden, and with a stick dig a small hole, then plant these ashes in the earth, near a tree or in a special place, (for those in apartments, I encourage them to use their favorite houseplant).  The ashes are a reminder of the life cycle, the power of nature and the honoring of Mother Earth, that these seeds of hopes and dreams are nurtured into reality, in the coming year.   This is a ritual that I've shared with many people, and even had a group in Ireland do it one New Years!  You may want to try this and tweak it and do it a way that suits you.

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Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Angels Speak–New Moon Jan 4 2011


The Angels tell us that the New Moon tonight also works with a partial solar eclipse.  The power included in this astral event is the power to push through old barriers to create something new.

This is a good night to meditate on those things that hold you back, and to ask the Goddess/God of the Moon phases to help you release the blocks and to get a blessing for that new project.

In your meditation, you may want to ask for healing of old wounds. These wounds may be physical such as breaks or surgeries or body hurts such as dislocations and sprains.  Or, the wounds may be emotional or spiritual.  Some may even have mental wounds that need to be healed.

Love is the glue that keeps the star systems inside the galaxies, inside the Universe, that keeps all of us in place.  Giving thanks for love and for each other is a good way to end your meditation.   The January 2011 Magazine called “It Sounds Like…”  is now on our website   See my other blog at

Monday, 3 January 2011

Spirit Animal–Pilot Whale


Pilot whales are jet black or a very dark grey color. The dorsal fin is set forward on the back and sweeps back. The newborn whale's dorsal fin is flexible at birth so as to facilitate the birthing process. The body is elongated but stocky and narrows abruptly toward the tail fin. ~ Wikipedia

Pilot Whale has set a course for 2011 and invites you to pick up and follow.  The journey involves moving, transforming, and completing.  Moving may mean moving to a different location, or new house, or even to a different career or belief system.  Transforming means changing something about yourself, on a physical, mental, emotional or spiritual basis.  Completing is encouragement to finish those projects that are incomplete.  This is true especially for creative projects. 

Pilot Whale also shows the direction for starting something new.  If things have not been feeling like they are working, then Pilot Whale says that you should change direction.  If the current is holding you back, perhaps you are not to go that way.  Animals always take the path of least resistance, and so too should  humans because one will reach the destination anyway, even if it seems like it is not a direct path.

At times, Pilot Whale simply stops moving and lies on its side, in contemplation and meditation.  She suggests that you meditate on the Ocean, on Oneness, on Love, and on the mystical way that Great Spirit works with all beings.   The January 2011 Magazine called “It Sounds Like…”  is now on our website   See my other blog at

Sunday, 2 January 2011

Spirit Animal - Ermine


The Ermine or Stoat is native to the area between the 40th parallel (north) and the beginning of the Arctic Circle, which encompasses most of northern Eurasia and North America. ~ Wikipedia

Ermine tells us that living away from the hoards of people and up high (foothills or mountains) is the way to live for 2011.  She tells us that food is plentiful in these areas, if you know where to look.  Slowly, the supply of food that has been delivered across great distances will start to decrease.  Humans will need to look at making food from scratch and using more natural products – a very good move for the health of humans and the environment.

Ermine says that that knowing when to move and when to stay still are two very good skills to develop.  When one moves, it should be with cautious confidence.  One does not barge forward but stops and checks what is ahead.  If one is not sure of the terrain, then one moves around that particular terrain.  When one stays still, one hears and sees how the environment changes around them.  One becomes more observant.  Being observant means seeing with your eyes and your ears and body.   The January 2011 Magazine called “It Sounds Like…”  is now on our website   See my other blog at

Saturday, 1 January 2011

From Judy - HAPPY NEW YEAR IN 2011!


May you have all you need in 2011 – Abundance, freedom from worry, the feeling of oneness with everything, willingness to accept change, lots of love and laughter, and many days of feeling the spiritual way that being out in Nature makes your soul feel happy.