Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Spirit Speaks - Finding The Balance

The Art of Staying in Balance

The most difficult thing, the almost impossible thing for the mind, is to remain in the middle, to remain balanced. And to move from one thing to its opposite is the easiest. To move from one polarity to another is the nature of the mind.

It is difficult for the mind to come to the right diet, difficult for the mind to stay in the middle. It is just like a clock's pendulum. The pendulum goes to the right, then it moves to the left, then again to the right, and again to the left; the clock's working depends on this movement.

If the pendulum stays in the middle, the clock stops. And when the pendulum moves to the right, you think it is only going to the right, but at the same time it is gathering momentum to go to the left. The more it moves to the right, the more energy it gathers to move to the left, and vice versa.  - Osho

Monday, 28 November 2011

Spirit Speaks - When Species Go Extinct

Western black rhino declared extinct

The Associated Press   Posted: Nov 10, 2011 9:57 AM ET
The western black rhino, a species related to the eastern black rhino pictured above, has been officially declared extinct. The western black rhino, a species related to the eastern black rhino pictured above, has been officially declared extinct. Richard Elmslie/IUCN

The western black rhino of Africa has been declared officially extinct, and two other subspecies of rhinoceros are close to meeting the same fate, a leading conservation group said Thursday.

The International Union for Conservation of Nature said a recent reassessments of the western black rhino had led it… more at http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story/2011/11/10/science-wetern-black-rhino-extinct.html

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I was reading this article, and I asked Spirit why species seemed to have to die off, and whether humans should be trying to save them.  The answer was surprising to me.

“Animals understand the blueprint that is within them that allows them to grow and evolve.  At some point, for the blueprint they carry, the animal can no longer evolve.  At this point, it must become extinct because it has no place to go.  By dying out, it leaves a space for a “new” evolution of an animal that is related to it.  And, the cycle begins again.

Humans interfere with the evolution when they cross breed animals or try and keep them from extinction.  Even individual animals are often anxious to die so they can have their next experience.  Remember that each animal is an energy spirit, looking to have a specific experience.  Like the song says, “Live and let die”.

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Sunday, 27 November 2011

Ancestors Speak - A Recipe For Hamburger Soup

Thank you to everyone who has emailed to say how much they are enjoying the recipes, and to those of you that have asked for more recipes, here is the latest instalment.

Enjoy!

 

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Homestead Hamburger Soup

8 Servings

1 pound ground beef
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup diced potatoes
1 cup sliced carrots

1 cup shredded cabbage
1 cup sliced celery

1/4 cup raw rice

3 cups water

1 beef bouillon cube
1 teaspoon garlic salt

1/4 teaspoon basil
1/4 teaspoon thyme
1 bay leaf

1 quart tomatoes, undrained

Brown ground beef and onion until meat is lightly browned. Drain off excess fat. Add
remaining ingredients. Stir so tomatoes become slightly mashed. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour. Adjust seasonings.  

Note:  I start this in the morning, and leave it covered, on low all day.  The flavour goes through everything.

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Saturday, 26 November 2011

Spirit Animal - Ptarmigan

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The Ptarmigan chooses to camouflage itself by turning white in the winter, and by growing brown and white feathers in the spring and summer.  The feathers allow it to blend into the tundra and forests in the two extreme seasons.

Ptarmigan has a message for each of us.

  • Do not be afraid to change your outer appearance.  It is not who you are; it simply cloaks you.
  • Find the place that you are the most comfortable and spend time there.  Plan excursions to those places where you are not comfortable and decide why these places make you uncomfortable.  Do what you can to find a way to adapt to these places.
  • Find a companion that is like minded.  Explore the surroundings together.  Stay away from loud noises because this can dampen your response to noise – the first warning that something may be out of kilter.
  • Play!  Dance, sing, and entertain yourself.  Do not rely on others for entertainment.

 

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Friday, 25 November 2011

Spirit Animal - Boa Constrictor

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Boa Constrictor is at home in the trees or on the ground.  She glides into your life to tell you that it is important for you to stay grounded.  Be up in the trees and have some healing time (or, up in the clouds, if that is where healing happens for you).  Always return to Earth for you are of the the earth, not the air.  The trees provide a bridge between the two, and are a safe way for you to navigate between the two.

Boa also says that the act of constricting is about creativity.  She finds something that can provide nourishment and then constricts it so that she creates food that is palatable to her digestive system.  She says that many of us eat food that is not good for our digestive system, and yet, because of media pressure, or peer pressure, or because we have no will power, we eat food that is bad for us.  She says that we must change this habit.

Finally, Boa says that we must take time to rest.  She knows how to lay quiet, to do nothing.  Humans do not seem to have this skill.  Take time to rest and to rejuvenate.

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Thursday, 24 November 2011

Happy Thanksgiving 2011

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On this special day, I wish to each of you,

All the best of everything!

May each of you have much abundance in your life.

May each of you feel laughter and have fun.

May each of you connect with all your loved ones.

And, may each of you find the time to say a prayer

for all those who do not have anything.

May Great Spirit smile upon each of you today.

 

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Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Spirit Animal - White Tiger

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White Tiger entered my space and announced that it was here to walk with me for a while.  I was startled.  A white animal usually means that something big, in a spiritual sort of way, is going to happen to you, and generally, it involves a confrontation of some kind.  This was not good news!

White Tiger said slowly and quietly, “There is nothing to fear.  Now, you need a teacher to walk with you.  I have asked to come to do this thing.  You and other humans are interesting to me.”

With that comment, White Tiger sent me some thoughts to share with others.

  • Learn to really “see”.  So much of what you see is not true.  Learn to expand your mind and to try to see the things behind the picture.  Learn to see in the darkness.  You can you know – you have just been told that you cannot.
  • Mark your territory.  This is about learning to create boundaries.  You need to set boundaries at home, at work, at play, with your family and with your friends.  Too many have forgotten that boundaries are about asking permission.  Many assume they have the right to do any number of things.
  • Adapt your covering (clothes) to the places that you will travel.  There is a caution about drawing too much attention to yourself.

 

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Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Spirit Animal - Coyote Plays

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Coyote has many personas in many belief systems.  In North America, Coyote is seen as a trickster.  In other places, Coyote is the messenger from the gods.  Still others think that Coyote is a special guide that warns you when trouble is coming, and tells you to beware.

Coyote comes in today to tell everyone to play more.  Her observation is that humans are too serious and that humans miss all the possibilities to increase their productivity and creativity. 

Her message is that you do not need to play for a long period of time; you just need to play to relax your focus so that you can let go of the tunnel vision that plagues many people.

Coyote says that by looking at things with a fresh eye, you can tell whether you need to be in service to the situation, or to offer a prayer for the situation, or, even whether you should be doing some soul searching around the situation.  Nature creates events to allow us to grow.

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Monday, 21 November 2011

Ancestors Speak - Recipe For Wild Rice Muffins

Several weeks ago, I posted the recipe for wild rice soup.  People loved it, and asked me if I had any more wild rice recipes.  Here is another favorite – wild rice muffins. 
This recipe calls for blueberries, however, raspberries, strawberries, saskatoons, and blackberries, all are great substitutes if you don’t have blueberries handy.  If you use frozen berries, let them thaw first, and drain the water and measure it in as part of your 1/2 cup of water.
Happy eating!
Judy
 
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Blueberry Wild Rice Muffins
Makes 2 Dozen
3 tablespoons butter
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup evaporated milk
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 cups blueberries
1 cup cooked wild rice
Blend softened butler with sugar. Add water, milk, flour,
salt and baking powder. Stir until smooth. Fold in
blueberries and wild rice. Pour into well-greased muffin tins.
Bake at 3500 for 25 minutes.

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Sunday, 20 November 2011

Spirit Speaks - The Word Of The Day Is Responsibility

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In this time, we all have work that we must do.  Creator is urging everyone to now take responsibility for their own lives.

  • Be accountable to yourself.  The onus is on you for who you are and what you have created.
  • Others are responsible for themselves.  Do not try to take away their journey by making decisions for them, or assuming responsibility.
  • Remove yourself from victimhood.  You have choices in your life that you can make everyday, in every moment.  And, you can take responsibility for them.

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Saturday, 19 November 2011

Buddha Speaks - When We Visit Nature

If we go out into the natural world and just talk about the same things we talk about all the time, we may as well have stayed at home. When we visit nature we should put down everyday small talk, subjective mental activity, judging and discrimination, and just open up and observe nature. Starting from the time of the Buddha, it was almost always the custom for those who had left home life to spend some time practicing in the mountains. Generally the hut they lived in was made so that it could be put up and dismantled very quickly, so that the person could move on to another place. The purpose was to live a life that would not foster a group mentality, but rather cultivate a holistic attitude where one would feel at one with all lives and the universe.  — Master Sheng Yen, "As Spacious as Nature"

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Friday, 18 November 2011

Spirit Animal - Mink And Winter

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Mink says that water is very important to all of us.  Creator has made us all – all animals – mostly water to remind us that we are all fluid – that is our spirit, our energy, is able to move with the flow.  There is no reason not to move fluidly, whether we dance, sing, run or walk.  We are meant to flow on the easiest path. 

Mink observes that especially in winter, humans do not flow.  Mink thinks this is because that humans do not move close enough to water.  Instead, they sit in buildings and other dry places.  Even drinking lots of water does not ease the burden of loss of fluidity.

Minks like to live near water and are seldom found far from riverbanks, lakes and marshes. Even when roaming, they tend to follow streams and ditches. Sometimes they leave the water altogether for a few hundred metres.  This is the example that humans should follow.

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Thursday, 17 November 2011

Spirit Animal - Black Squirrel’s Actions

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The Black Squirrel is quite hardy, and takes advantage of the nicer winter days to come out of dormancy to feast on the bird seeds and peanuts or other nuts that people leave outside.  This morning, Black Squirrel sits out in our yard, munching on pine cones.  As I stare at her, she looks back at me.  I think, at first, that she is quite cheeky.  I swear that she smiles.  And then, it looks like she stamps her foot, and says, “Listen!”

I pay attention.

Black Squirrel says:

  • Build up your strength with protein, carbs, and fat.  Cellulose – plant food will not help you at this time. 
  • Do not over eat.  This makes you slow.  Eat sparingly, and eat more often, as the squirrel does. 
  • Practice your dexterity.  This means that you must learn to do things with either hand, unconsciously, so that you can work tools with either hand.  You will need to do this.
  • “Squirrel” away some staples, and a tool or two to use to make clean water.  We drink water that is stored in the trees because the trees clean the toxins out of the water.
  • Practice getting to know your area so that you are comfortable in it.

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Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Spirit Animal - Fox Haven

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The Fox was looking around the area as I finished my meditation.  He stood still, and then spoke.  His comments are appropriate for all of us.

  • When the weather changes, or when danger seems to come out of no where, it is good to have a haven to retreat to.  Foxes create a “fox haven” that other foxes can access if they are in danger.  We telegraph the site to those foxes in the area.
  • A haven should have a good supply of food.  We foxes look for havens in valleys that are not easily accessible by man.  Here, the small animals, our food, are abundant and understand the cycle of life.  They are in service to those higher in the food chain.
  • Water is going to be in short supply.  We foxes can tell because the streams that were forever are drying up.  We say that the haven must have a spring fed water source that cannot be stopped by someone (beaver) damming the stream up water.
  • Bring forth only one or two young when you are in the haven.  If you bring in a litter, then the abundance will dry up.  It is written thusly.

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Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Spirit Speaks - Play Well

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The word of the day is “PLAY”.  Play with friends.  Play an instrument.  Jump, walk, bike, run, jog, or play with the dog.   Let yourself go and be relaxed.  You are now off duty.  In playing, you learn about yourself.  It is time to do more learning.

Things to ask yourself:

  • When is the last time you laughed out loud?
  • When is the last time that your body felt totally relaxed and refreshed from sleep?
  • When did you simply go and have fun with your family or friends WITHOUT an agenda?
  • When did you last do something for you?

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Monday, 14 November 2011

Ancestors Speak - A Traditional Wild Rice Breakfast

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As winter sets in over the prairies, foothills and mountains of the the northern states and provinces, we all begin to look for food that is both comforting and warm.  This wild rice breakfast recipe is a favorite at any time.  Try it and let me know what you think.

 

Wild Rice Breakfast
"a traditional  recipe"

  • 1 cup wild rice
  • 2l/2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • l/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 slices fried bacon
  •  6 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives
  • 2 tablespoons bacon fat or butter

Wash rice. Bring 1 teaspoon of the salt and rice to a boil in 21/2 cups of water. Simmer 35 to 40 minutes until rice is tender and water is absorbed. Beat eggs with 1/2 teaspoon salt and the pepper. Melt bacon fat in a skillet and pour egg mixture in. Cook eggs until firm and light brown. Remove from pan and cut in thin strips. Add crumbled bacon, eggs and chives to rice.  Heat through.

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Sunday, 13 November 2011

Ancestors Speak - Recipe For Christmas – Wild Rice Soup

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Last weekend, Roger held his fall/winter Crystals’ Light workshop.  For more information on the workshop, click on CRYSTALS.  I make the snacks and lunches for this weekend long workshop held in Calgary.  (If he is invited to present this elsewhere, then the host makes the lunch and snack arrangements.) 

One of the favourite “eats” was this wild rice soup.  Several people said that they would serve it for Christmas, if I would share the recipe.  Here it is.

 

Wild Rice Soup

8-10 Servings

Wild rice was, for hundreds of years, one of the -main food sources for the Indians of Minnesota. It is a large reed-like grass and grows in three to four feet of water. This grass, with its long sweeping flower cluster on
top, sometimes grows eight to ten feet tall.

1/2 cup wild rice ( I used ¾ of a cup of wild rice)
1
pound bacon (I left out all the bacon and drippings and added 2 tablespoons of virgin olive oil.)

3 tablespoons bacon drippings (Leave out for vegetarian soup)

1 cup finely chopped celery
1 cup finely chopped onion

¾ cup finely chopped red pepper
2 141/2-ounce cans (ready to serve) chicken broth (I used 7 cups of distilled water and a 2 vegetarian broth cubes)

2 white potatoes, cubed
2 103/4-ounce cans cream of mushroom soup, undiluted

Variations:

Add grated carrot, or green onions, or finely chopped leek, or finely chopped mushrooms.

Wash wild rice. Boil rice for 15 minutes and drain; set aside. If you use the bacon, fry bacon until crisp. Remove bacon and discard all but 3 tablespoons bacon drippings. Sauté celery, onion and green pepper or whatever veggies that you use either in the drippings, or in olive oil, until onion is transparent. Put in a large kettle and add rice, broth, mushrooms, soup and diced bacon. Cook on low heat for 1 to 3 hours.  (I find that 3 hours gives it the best flavour.)  Do not add salt.

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Saturday, 12 November 2011

Spirit Speaks - The Vision is WAR PARTY

I was curious to see what would be in store for me after 11-11-2011 when portals were opening all over.  So, I cast the quest dice in “The Ancestors’ Path” by John Lavinnder.  This is a gentle vision quest that one can do to look to the future.

The dice sequence that came up was:   VISION: EARTH ABOVE FISH

 

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A war party needs a strong leader.
The elders give generously in support.

 

I read the write up on this path, and I was surprised at how well it fit me and what I will be doing.  I was amazed at the write up on the moon that complemented this quest.  I share it with you now.

The Path of War Party in the Great Circle of the Seasons:  Strong frost Full Moon

Season: Winter Direction: North

Moon Phase, Full: Alertness, Potential

Dominant Influence during Moon Phase: Counterattack

Counterattack now, or forever hold your peace.
The elders take the lead.

The time of War Party happens during Strong Frost Full
Moon in the Great Circle of Seasons. The winter months are
becoming colder; in fact, this may be the coldest time of the year.
Steps may need to be taken to protect oneself and one's family
from the elements.

War Party is a time when warriors have come to terms with
themselves and are committed to doing battle. Their leaders
know their strengths and weaknesses, and the warriors them-
selves desire to be tested. Negotiations continue behind the
scenes because winning a bloodless battle is the optimum victory.
Morale must be kept high and the warriors unified, so that when
the time comes, they will fight as one.

At the right time the war party must counterattack, and a surprise counterattack will

have an additional advantage. Having the
upper hand, it must be relentless until victory. This time of War
Party is already moving toward the time of Conflict. An opponent
of equal strength will not prevail. Do not directly face a
stronger opponent, hit and run, and then hit again. If the intention
is other than conquest, attacking a stronger opponent is like
the roaring of a mouse-all bluff and bravado.

Activities in Harmony with Path: Organize, plan, or train to
compete against a competitor-at work, in sports, or in the arts.

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I realize that I need to digest this.  There are many of you that will find these words resonate as you read them.  This makes sense when you remember your warrior path.  Blessings on this.

Judy@angelsandancestors.com

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Friday, 11 November 2011

Angels Speak – Coming From The Sun

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When we feel the changes of this day, know that all of the light is coming through the portal of the Sun from many stars and planets, with the guidance of the Archangels and Guardian Angels.  The Moon and Stars and Planets are now able to shift even more light, healing light, to the small planet Earth for – you guessed it – healing!  The light and the love that shines down on us is magnificent.  Creator – Great Spirit is part of us and shines this for itself as well as for us.  We get the same light as the water and trees and plants and rocks and mountains, and all the animals, fish, birds, and creepy-crawlies.  We are all connected in Love. 

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Thursday, 10 November 2011

Spirit Animal - Cougar Jumps In My Path

In my dream, I was walking down a logging road that wound through some open meadows where the trees had been cut down, and then meandered into forest.  As I walked through a more heavily wooded area, I heard a grunt, and a large Cougar jumped down on the path in front of me.  It seemed to ignore me, and walked ahead of me, much like one of my dogs.

I remember one of my friends sending me some information on Cougar after I had an experience with it a year ago.  Here is what she sent:

Cougar can appear without being noticed and quietly take control of a situation. Sometimes this can lead to conflict with others over territory. Those with cougar medicine have past life connections relating to power and leadership. When the cougar selects you as its student be prepared for the ride of your life. It can shred you into little pieces (dissolve karma and identity) then put you back together again with a pure heart and purpose. True leadership through gentle assertiveness is what cougar teaches those with this totem.

Perhaps this resonates for you.  If so, we are on a great journey!

Judy@angelsandancestors.com

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Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Buddha Speaks - Keep The Heart Pure

Not to commit evil, but to practice all good, and to keep the heart pure: This is the teaching of the Buddha.

“To keep the heart pure” means to try to keep the mind uncluttered. It does not mean that we are saintly. It means that we are reasonably aware, reasonably caring, open to ourselves and to others, and not influenced by hatred, greed, or delusion. – Martine Batchelor, "The Precepts: A Special Practice Section"

I read this passage the other day, and I was struck by the simplicity of living that this bit of wisdom crafts for us.  I wonder how this teaching, now nearly 5000 years old, could be replaced by a belief in Christianity and Muslim, which seem to cause great violence to other humans. 

I wondered how these faiths only in existence for about 2000 years, could arise.   As I was sitting in meditation, the simple answer came to me – they arose because the true teachings which supported the teachings of Buddha for different geographical regions, were pushed aside because of the individual’s need for power and to support their hatred and greed.  This thought was so powerful that I nearly fell off my meditation cushion.  And, it made me sad – very sad.

May we all find that place in ourselves to be kind and carrying, and beyond the passions of hatred, and greed.  May delusion be released as we shed our ego.

Judy@angelsandancestors.com

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Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Elementals Speak - Fir, Spruce, And Pine - The Christmas Trees

It is soon time to begin looking at Christmas trees.  The Elementals shake with frustration when their beloved trees are mistakenly identified as pine, when they should be fir, or as spruce when they should be pine.  So, the Elementals asked me to give a brief lesson in how to tell the trees apart.  And, yes, they are all EVERGREENS, remember, however, that calling a tree an evergreen is like calling you a human instead of using your name.

A Guide To Recognizing Christmas Trees

 

Look for the number of needles that come out of the same spot on a twig. If a twig bears needles in groups of two, three, or five, you can safely call it a pine.

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Pine Tree Branch

If the twig carries its needles singly, it’s a good bet you’ve got a fir or a spruce. If the needle has four sides and, thus, rolls easily between your fingers, it’s a spruce.

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Spruce Tree Branch

Pull off a needle, and roll it between your fingers. If it feels flat and doesn’t roll easily, it’s a fir.

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Fir Tree Branches

Note:  This information on the trees comes from www.finegardening.com.  I am grateful for their informative site.

Judy@angelsandancestors.com

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Monday, 7 November 2011

Spirit Speaks - Kindness Or Not?

 

"Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn't anyone who doesn't appreciate kindness and compassion."     -Dalai Lama

This is a time for being kind!  There are many changes happening on the Earth.  Great floods are reclaiming the lands that have once been stolen from the oceans.  People are isolated by governments.  Life is not political unless someone makes it so.  Life is about developing a system of cooperation that provides the best solution for the band, tribe, pack, or flock.  This means that the greatest good is the best solution; the agenda of the individual politicians only serves self and not the community.

Blessings to all,

Creator

Now is the time of community.  In community we show kindness to others.  We offer food, with kindness.  We heal others and instead of allowing ego to rise in us, we show humility.  We acknowledge that there are huge changes taking place that will forever change the landscape of the Earth and the pedigree of humans.  We see the abundance and know that it is meant for everyone, not just those with power or who can create fear in others.  We are changing.  And, we are grateful!

Thankfully,

The People

Judy@angelsandancestors.com

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Sunday, 6 November 2011

Spirit Animal - Prairie Chicken In The Snow

Yesterday, when I went out to the van, there were three prairie chickens in the middle of the cove, pecking away at seeds.  They scurried away when I walked over to the van.  Then, today, when the dogs and I were walking in the park, at the exit where a small flock of six prairie chickens.  This time, they flew away instead of scurrying, I think, because of the dogs.

It is apparent to me, that Prairie Chicken has a message for me because it is appearing two days in a row, and the number of critters is multiplied by two.  This really illustrates how message totem animals work. 

“A Message Animal Totem usually is bringing you a self growth, spiritual message, or a cautionary warning. It is often a wake up call or slap in the face. It will usually be a very unusual experience making it very powerful at that time and very impartial. A Message Totem is a brief period of time, a day, a week, and occasionally as much as a couple of months but can be immediate for just a few hours.”

Now, it is up to me to figure out what the message is because the animals did not stay around to give the message to me directly.  Prairie Chickens, and many chickens and quail, and even grouse, are about community, about feeding or nourishment, and about protection – especially fleeing at the first sign of danger.  This means that chicken is also about being ultra aware of one’s surroundings.

The message that resonated for me as I meditated on Prairie Chicken and the chickens’ actions is:

  • When the unknown approaches and it feels threatening, simply flee and then observe it from a distance.  Warriors are careful.
  • Finding the best place to eat and creating the best food will keep your group very strong.  Nourishment is part of spirituality for the body must be kept healthy.
  • Feeding people is a small sacrifice that shows that you are in service.

Judy@angelsandancestors.com

See the November 2011 Angels’ magazine  “The New Wave”  at    www.angelsandancestors.com

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Saturday, 5 November 2011

Buddha Speaks - Recognizing the Ego-Mind

When we look for the mind, we can't find any shape, or color, or form. This mind that we identify as the self, which we could call ego-mind, controls everything we do. Yet it can't actually be found—which is somewhat spooky, as if a ghost were managing our home. The house seems to be empty, but all the housework has been done. The bed has been made, our shoes have been polished, the tea has been poured, and the breakfast has been cooked. The funny thing is that we never question this. We just assume that someone or something is there. But all this time, our life has been managed by a ghost, and it's time to put a stop to it. On one hand, ego-mind has served us—but it hasn't served us well.  – Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche, "Searching for Self"

Judy@angelsandancestors.com

See the November 2011 Angels’ magazine  “The New Wave”  at    www.angelsandancestors.com

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Friday, 4 November 2011

Spirit Speaks - Be A Happiness Engineer

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The message from Creator and the Angels today, is about creating happiness for yourself.  Think of all the great monuments in the world, and that they were built by architects, engineers, and willing builders. 

Each day, you can be the architect of your day, and plan happiness.  Each day, you can be the engineer that makes happiness happen by looking at all the things that are in your life – the abundance, the home, the family, the friends, and even the dog, and seeing that everything, not just ONE thing, does contribute to happiness.  All of the components are the willing builders that work with you to build happiness, if you allow them to be part of your life.  This means that you do not control them, but, you can suggest to them all the things that build happiness.

Judy@angelsandancestors.com

See the November 2011 Angels’ magazine  “The New Wave”  at    www.angelsandancestors.com

See our websites: legionsofmichael.blogspot.com;      www.thestoryoflight.com;                    www.datacloudconsulting.com;                webdesign11.com