Free Full Moon Reading

I am very honored to announce that  CAYA (Come As You Are) Pagan congregation of Oakland, CA & Portland, OR has chosen to use my Guidance & Inspiration From the Angelic Realm for this month’s full moon reading that they distributed through their newsletter.

From CAYA’s mission statement ~

CAYA is a nonprofit 501(c)3 matriarchal, eclectic, interfaith, open, drop-in congregation in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our mission is to create safe, loving, magic(k)al space for those who wish to participate in our community rituals, public service initiatives, and social events. Our Congregation community is based on mutual respect, personal responsibility, integrity, and honor for all spiritual paths. Our Clergy gathers around the mysteries of our core Traditions, and our Congregants gather around a shared commitment to Earth-centered and polytheistic spiritualities. We hold for the highest possible good in all that we do: for ourselves, for our community, and for the world.

~ from their site: cayacoven.org

Ravensong Phoenixfire is an Initiate who is a mere 21 days away from being ordained as Priestess as of this date, February 10, 2017. Here is her reading for tonight’s full moon.

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From the newsletter of the CAYA Pagan Congregation. Cards copyright Nefer Khepri, 2016. Text of reading Copyright © 2017 CAYA Coven, All rights reserved.

Thank you to Ravensong Phoenixfire for this insightful reading using Guidance & Inspiration From the Angelic Realm. CAYA’s newsletter is available here.

Remember that tonight’s full moon will be incredibly powerful due to the lunar eclipse and the comet (visible only over parts of Africa and Europe). Enjoy tonight’s energy and be sure to set your positive intentions.

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Message on a “Blah” Day

What do you do when you have a case of the “blahs” & you have no idea what is causing you to feel this way. Well, other than the weather. It’s been raining badly here in Houston for about a week. Lots of gray skies, chilly, and very little sun. Usually I am not emotionally reactive to weather patterns, but this one has me within its clutches so I decided to ask for a message to brighten my day.

I swear that I chose these at random. Just look at the similarity of the message on each card. Similar, yet not identical.

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The Universe presents us with Infinite Possibilities.”

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We live in an abundant Universe. There is enough for everyone.”

I pulled these cards randomly as I wondered what type of message could pull me out of the blahs. I would have to say that this is that message!

I woke up feeling immediately overwhelmed as I mentally went over my work schedule for today. Please do not misunderstand me. I am incredibly grateful for the orders that have recently come in for readings, enchantments, and a Soul Portrait, but there are also so many hours in a day and I do not like to keep people waiting. Yet there is only one of me and many (thank the gods) clients. Currently, my services I offer at my site are my family’s main source of income as my husband works to get his new business off the ground. These orders are keeping the bills paid and food on the table so to say I am grateful would be an understatement.

As I read the first message, “The Universe presents us with Infinite Possibilities” it made me think of different ways I could manage my time. After contemplating the message of this card I now have a better idea of how to parcel out my time today so I am no longer feeling overwhelmed.

As I pulled the second card my hand was first pulled toward one end of the fanned out deck, but then I felt a very light push on my hand that guided me toward the opposite end of the fan. When choosing a card from a fanned deck I allow my hand to hover about 2″ above the cards until one or more of my fingers begin to tingle. Usually this happens only with my index finger. Then I choose whichever card below makes that finger tingle the most. That is how I chose the first card, so other than the gentle push, I chose the second card in the same manner.

My reaction when I read the message of the second card was, “well, would you look at that!” “We live in an abundant Universe. There is enough for everyone.”

Two cards that speak of what the Universe has to offer us if we are open to receive, that is, when we have faith and belief that yes, we DO live in an abundant universe, there IS enough for everyone, and the universe is jam-packed with infinite possibilities.

What a cheery and uplifting message on a day when I had been suffering from the blahs and feeling overwhelmed!

You see, I also woke up worried about money. I try hard not to worry, but when your first thought of the morning is, “OMG, I have to pay my sales tax today because it’s due tomorrow!” while hoping you have enough in your meager checking account so your check to the State doesn’t bounce, well, it can create a tiny sense of panic. Thankfully, due to the orders I received yesterday I do have enough to pay my sales tax today; and, I was aware of this, but those first few foggy thoughts of morning are often not very logical. I had forgotten about orders that came in last night that gave me a financial reprieve in my midnight hour (almost literally!).

The second message is a timely reminder that a person cannot focus on what they LACK. If you find yourself thinking “I don’t have enough money to pay my sales tax,” or whatever else you need to pay, rethink that. Such a thought is only placing more emphasis on what you lack and not on what you actually possess. Perhaps you don’t have enough money to pay all your bills, but you can pay some of them. Focus gratitude out into the universe for the bills and things you are able to pay for. Don’t focus on what you can’t afford. Focus on what you possess and what you have been able to accomplish. If we all work to focus on what we have and on what we have managed to do or complete, then express gratitude for that, the universe will work to present us with new opportunities through which additional abundance can flow toward us.

The message of the second card kindly presented me with a timely reminder me of this fact. I have reconsidered my family’s financial situation; and, as a result, I feel secure in the knowledge that yes, as long as I remain open to receive and maintain my faith, the universe WILL provide.

red-maple-blooming-in-mid-jan-2017As I looked out the window immediately after taking this picture I was struck by the fact my red maple is blooming new leaves already. We had a very short and late fall season here in Houston. My two red maples didn’t actually begin to show any fall colors until mid-December. It was short-lived as they lost all their leaves by the first few days of 2017. They have only been fallow for about two weeks, but already they are budding out! It goes to show how unseasonably warm it’s been in Houston this “winter,” which hasn’t really been winter, not even in the Houston sense of the word.

As I sat here looking out my bedroom window at my red maple tree marveling at all the new baby leaves appearing nearly overnight on its branches this tree also reminded me that despite temporary setbacks opportunities will continue to bloom.

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Meditation as a Form of Self-Care

Today’s card draw is ~

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I don’t know about you, but for me the holidays can be stressful. Shopping and attempting to choose the perfect gift for everyone on my list, wrapping the gifts as perfectly as I can, then all the baking, cooking, and visiting with family & friends. Even “good” stress like this can be overwhelming for a person.

I pulled this card today at random and just had to smile. The angels and spirit guides are making it abundantly clear that as we head into a new year now is the time to slow down, reassess, and prepare for the New Year.

This card is all about devoting some time daily to not only your spiritual practice, but to spend some time just being QUIET. This not only involves your mouth, but also ~ and most importantly ~ your mind.

Focus on quieting the constant brain chatter. Go within and find your inner peace, your own Fortress of Solitude where you can retreat any time you are in need of being cleansed, refreshed, and recharged.

Meditation is an important part of the spiritual practice of many people. As for me, I do not meditate in the conventional manner. I “meditate” by focusing on my artwork. I enter “the zone” and I do not emerge until my work time is over or until I somehow fall out of “the zone.” It’s that “zone,” that inner sanctum, from which I create all my artwork. That, to me, is meditation. Most people find it very difficult to meditate. It’s not easy to clear your mind and then focus on nothingness. This is why I recommend  YouTube meditation videos to my students. There are many very good meditation videos on YouTube. Just enter “meditation” into the search box. You can further classify your search by entering phrases such as:

  • Guided Meditation
  • Meditation with music
  • Meditation on the chakras
  • Spirit guide meditation
  • Health meditation
  • Prosperity meditation

and so on. When you follow this process and devote a bit of time to it you will find the meditation videos that are perfect for you, then save them to your favorites so they are easily accessible each time you wish to meditate.

Meditation is calming, it’s peaceful, and it helps you to connect with your higher guidance. It also has the added benefits of helping your psychic centers to open and it is known in the medical field to help lower blood pressure and reduce stress levels.

When I created today’s card I channeled this from David Bowie. In our dream visitations he spent a long time convincing me meditation is THE way to go if you wish to develop further spiritually. I kept telling him, “but David, I’m a quadruple Gemini. I simply cannot hold a single sustained thought for more than 30 seconds before my mind jumps to something else. That’s just how my quadruple Gemini brain works.” Despite my protestations, David continues to focus on the importance of meditation. I know he’s right, but I also know that his brand of meditation won’t work for me.

Find what works for you. It may not be strictly meditation. Perhaps you’re an artist like me or maybe you enjoy working in adult coloring books. A repeated action within a short period of time can help a person’s brain to achieve a state that is similar to the state of the brain during meditation. This happens to me regularly when I focus on my artwork. Or, perhaps you enjoy playing an instrument, listening to a certain type of music that gets you in “the zone,” or perhaps you dance. Even quiet time spent in nature can help a person to find their inner peace.

Do whatever is comfortable for you. Remember that one form of meditation may work great for someone, but that does not necessarily mean it will be the perfect approach for you. Experiment and discover what works best for you and then focus on making that practice a part of your daily spiritual practice. If you do not have the time to have a daily spiritual practice, at least try to maintain a practice three times a week. As you continue on you may eventually discover that you miss your spiritual practice on the days you are not scheduling it so you may wish to work on your schedule so in time it becomes part of your daily routine.

Remember that there are many paths to inner peace. It is just up to each of us to discover which path leads us there.

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Mercury Retrograde Strikes!

We are in the shadow of the Mercury retrograde that begins December 19th & concludes on January 8th. This is the time communication may begin to suffer a breakdown. Mercury rules over communication. Be careful about misunderstandings & miscommunication. I informed several of my clients about this today because they were suffering from being misunderstood. I should have heeded my own advice.

Tonight at dinner my husband seriously hurt my feelings. I’ve spent most of the evening upset. The gist of the issue is that we were discussing college with our 18-year-old daughter who will be starting college in the fall. My husband was saying it’s one thing to attend college, but it’s quite another to find a field in which you will end up making a good living. He gave his banking degree as an example of thinking ahead regarding income. He is no longer a banker due to losing his job in October, 2015 & now has his own business. He has a master’s degree in Finance.

Next, he used my education as an example of parents who knew the value of a college education, but did not realize that a person’s major is very important when it comes to finding a career that will result in a good income. I hold a doctorate in Latin American Studies & my MA and BA are both in Anthropology with an emphasis on Archaeology. He used my education as an example of a “worthless degree” because I never had a serious career in my field. There are extenuating circumstances as to the reasons behind my lack of a “serious career” I won’t go into here, but suffice it to say I sacrificed opportunities in order to remain married and give birth to & raise our daughter, both of which I deemed to be more important than a career in academia.

Long ugly story short ~ there was an argument & my lovely daughter tried her best to mediate. I cleaned up the remains of dinner in silence with tears in my eyes, then I took a shower hoping to feel better. I did not.

I always counsel my students that if you are upset about something it is not a good time to consult your cards, no matter what type of deck you are using. When you read the cards upset you tend to see the worse case scenario. Yet again I did not heed my own advice, but for once that worked out in my favor.

I decided to consult my Guidance & Inspiration From the Angelic Realm oracle deck. I told the angels & spirit guides that I had been really hurt & I was still very upset. I asked them what I could do about it, and especially about feeling so depressed over the 12 years I spent in college working hard to obtain my “worthless” degree. I shuffled, cut the deck, fanned it out & quickly chose 2 cards without giving it a further thought. The cards I received brought new tears to my eyes, but they were happy tears.

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The message here simply could not be any clearer.

Your team of Spirit Helpers supports you at all times.” That refers to everyone’s own personal team of angels, spirit guides, departed loved ones, & ancestors. We each walk around everyday with a team of spiritual help surrounding us whether we realize that or not. This card came as an important reminder to me that as upset as I was, I needed to remember that I am not in this alone.

The second card touched my heart.

Believe in your Self then all else shall fall neatly into place.” I had been feeling so low. I’m very happy in my life & always have been. I do not regret my decision, yet one cannot help but have “what if” thoughts once in a while. This card basically told me to pull myself up by my bootstraps & realize I am worthy, my education may not have lead me into a life of academia, but I do use it every single day in my line of work because I studied the spirituality of an ancient civilization. That opened many vistas to me that would have otherwise taken me many more years to discover on my own. One way or another, the subject matter I studied lead me straight to what I do today for a living, & I am blessed with an incredibly fulfilling career.

Taken together, the message these two cards conveyed to me is that my team of Spirit Helpers believes in me so I should believe in myself.

This reading applies to everyone. No matter how low or how alone we may feel at any given time we all need to know that our team of Spirit Helpers is with us always and they believe in each and every one of us.

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Free Reading: Follow Your Dreams

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Today I asked the angels & spirit guides what we can do to help bring our dreams into reality. I combined my Guidance & Inspiration From the Angelic Realm cards with a deck just published by US Games Systems, Inc. entitled Angel Reading Cards (book by Debbie Malone, artwork by Amalia I. Chitulescu). I will often use decks in various combinations and felt this would provide a nice well-rounded answer, which it does.

From the Angel Reading Cards I drew ~

  • The Angel of Divine Timing
  • The Angel of Release
  • The Angel of Manifestation

The message here is fairly clear. All good things happen in their own good time. If I had a dollar for every time Archangel Michael has said that to me I’d be a wealthy woman. He is so right. We can’t rush things. No matter how badly you may wish for something to happen, you can’t push it into existence. We can do our best through prayer, positive thinking, and doing what we can to help the situation along, but the rest is left up to divine timing.

The Angel of Release speaks of letting go of what holds us back. For many of us, that is the fear of failure. No one wishes to fall flat on their face, yet when we aim high that is a thought that’s often in the back of our mind. Will I fail? Will others laugh at me? What will they think? Let go of your fears and insecurities as you aim to fulfill your highest potential.

The Angel of Manifestation, well, there you have it. There is the dream made manifest in reality. The dream is no longer a dream. It is attained. Just maintain your focus, apply yourself, and when the divine timing is correct your dream will manifest.

The message from Guidance & Inspiration From the Angelic Realm moves along a similar theme & this reading is a good example of how well my deck works with others if you enjoy using decks in combination as I do.

The first card is “View the situation with your Heart & Love will prevail.” The message for this card comes from David Bowie, which is as follows ~

The analytical individual sees reality through the lens of their mind. They scrutinize, analyze, as they disassemble their reality into smaller, more manageable pieces. 

The creative individual views reality through the lens of their heart. They do not analyze. They have an emotional reaction to their reality and their emotions dictate how they choose to react.

One way is not wrong & the other correct. Both are correct, but for certain people. Depending upon which group you fall into, it is either your mind or your heart that provides you with your world view. 

Analytical people often view the components of life as a problem needing to be solved while creative individuals see the same components as something that can be learned from, that can be used toward achieving a goal, that can be molded until it becomes useful to them in some way. 

That is the message of this card. It is fine to be analytical, and many of our greatest philosophers and scientists are, & have been, chiefly analytical. You can analyze a situation all you desire, but when you look at it with your heart and open up to your feelings you move beyond thinking and enter the realm of creative problem solving. Love then enters the situation and it is ultimately through Love that all problems find a solution.  ~ db

The second card is, “Follow your Dreams for therein lies your Happiness.” The message comes to us from Archangel Raphael ~

The dreams you are given are there to motivate you on to bigger and greater things. The first time you dream of something is the first step upon a path of wonder should you decide to take that step. Many do not. Many turn their back on their dreams thinking they are immaterial, impossible, and most certainly must also be impractical. This makes me very sad. You are given dreams so you can move forward in life toward greater happiness, yet so very few of you see dreams for what they truly are: stepping stones toward lasting happiness. 

The waters of life are confusing. Like a stagnant pond the murkiness can cloud your judgment and cause you to be lead astray. Your dreams, however, come from The Source. They are the breadcrumbs that shall guide you through the murkiness of your muddled thinking that is caused by worry, fear, and lack of faith. 

When a dream comes to you it comes as a gift from The Source. A dream is an opportunity to better yourself and to improve your life. Be brave & take those first few steps to follow your dreams. Once you take the first few steps, the remaining steps are much less challenging and you shall be ever closer to achieving your dreams and finding your true happiness. ~ Archangel Raphael

The final card is entitled, “You are never alone. Your spirit team is with you always.” The message for this card is given to us by Archangel Michael ~

Everyone experiences dark times during their lives. Everyone faces problems & you are often placed into the position of needing to conquer your fear. It is during these darkest of times that you feel you are all alone. You feel you have no one upon whom you can rely for help or guidance. 

O, how wrong you are!

Each of you is such a brilliant light in the universe! We see your light always & we are forever protective of your light. You may not be able to see us. You may not be able to hear us. You may not be able to sense our presence on any level, but I assure you that we are there. 

We are there at your side when your problems appear to be overwhelming you. We rest our energy across your shoulders in an attempt to provide you comfort. We whisper reassurances in your ear that all will be well. We work to help you when you grant us your permission by asking us for our help. We always strive to help you in any way you allow us to do so. 

Know this. Have faith we are there & you shall never feel you are walking alone again. ~Archangel Michael

Do you see how the reading with the Guidance & Inspiration From the Angelic Realm deck reflects the reading with the Angel Reading Cards?

The three cards from the Guidance & Inspiration From the Angelic Realm deck starts out with guidance on how to view the various situations of our lives. The second card advises us to lay claim to our dreams and do not be afraid to pursue them. The third card reminds us that no matter how tough the going may become, we always have our spirit helpers with us supporting & guiding us every step of the way; therefore, we will eventually succeed.

Your dreams are within reach. You will be successful when the time is right as long as you remain focused, determined, and keep the faith.

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Free Reading: This Little Light of Mine

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The card draw for today is:

Shine your Light and be an Inspiration for others ~

This card’s message is:

Everyone is full of Light. Light courses through your veins just as Light surrounds you. Know that all beings are beings of Light. You only vibrate at different rates, which is the reason humans are much more dense than angels, for example. Your Light is denser; therefore, you are easily visible. Light that travels at higher frequencies is less discernable. An angel is invisible unless it chooses to lower the vibration of its Light to allow your physical senses to detect its presence and form. 

Please know as you go on through your life that you move with Light. You send out Light with your thoughts and your emotions. This is the reason it is so important to focus on positive thoughts and emotions of higher frequencies; such as, joy, wonder, and amazement. As you send out those thoughts your thoughts travel along waves of Light. They reach others as Light that is then easily absorbed by their physical form. 

As you send out Light to others you can do intentionally, as in expressing your wish to send Light to a particular person perhaps to help them with a specific situation. You may also wish to send Light out in general to your planet as a whole. By simply modifying your intention you are able to send out Light in any way you so choose. 

The more Light you send out the brighter your own Light will shine. Soon others will be able to notice your Light. You may hear them say, “her eyes shine with an inner light,” or, “his presence makes me happy,” and other such phrases. These are but two examples of how your fellow beings will be able to sense your inner Light as you go about your day. 

The more Light you send outward to others and to your planet, the greater source of inspiration you will be to everyone around you. Why not begin to inspire others today by shining your Light? 

~ Archangels Michael & Raphael

So everyone be sure to shine brightly today & everyday. Allow others to see your inner Light your inner beauty so they can be inspired to shine as well!

Archangel Michael just told me to go to YouTube & search for Odetta singing “This Little Light of Mine.” I knew of her involvement with the American Civil Rights movement, but didn’t know she was also a singer. Michael instructed me to look for the “let it shine video.” Here she is singing “This Little Light of Mine” with an opening quote she gives us from the great spiritual author Marianne Williamson that also just happens to have perfect synchronicity with the joint message from Michael & Raphael today. Enjoy and be sure to sing along!

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Free Reading 12/4/16

For today, December 4, 2016, I have drawn 2 cards as I asked the angels & spirit guides what do we all need to focus on now as we all head into the holiday season. This message stands for the entire holiday season, but I will be doing more card draws in coming days.

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The two cards from my Guidance & Inspiration From the Angelic Realm oracle deck are:

Dance to the Music in your Soul

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Gratitude opens your Heart and attracts new Blessings

The original title of my deck during the months I worked on creating it was Angelic Guidance & Inspiration. I thought all the card phrases & messages would be coming from Archangel Michael & Archangel Raphael. They took turns channeling the information to me & I figured it was a safe assumption to make that they would be responsible for all the phrases & channeled information for the deck.

After they gave me approximately two-thirds of the deck the channeling process stalled. Nothing came through for a few weeks. As I worked on creating the card images I wasn’t worried. Michael had told me the deck would have 44 cards so I knew more messages would be forthcoming. I was preoccupied at the time & I figured it was my own preoccupation that had created the block.

As the weeks turned into two months, and then it was suddenly 18 weeks without a single message, then I began to become concerned. One day Michael came through to tell me not to fear. The other messages would be coming and the phrases would all come through in a single channeling session while the messages for each of those cards would come to me piecemeal as the others had. When I asked Michael if I had created a block that had held up the entire creation process he told me no, the issue was not me, but that the other spirit involved is “a bit of a perfectionist” & he was “taking his own sweet time” in delivering the phrases of the remainder of the deck to me.

Until that moment I had no idea a spirit would be involved with the deck. I thought the phrases would be coming from angelic energy only. I asked Michael if he could tell me the identity of the spirit. He said, “yes, the one you would know as David Bowie. He is working with many right now, & shall be for quite some time to come.”

If you follow me on Facebook and even more so if you are a member of my group, Magickal Musings, you will already know of my special connection with David Bowie, which is of a psychic nature that began long before he passed away. I can’t say I was too surprised, but I did tell Michael I thought it was an odd mix and now what to do about the title of my deck? Michael suggested my deck’s title as it now stands.

It was about 2 weeks later, so I was right at the 3 month mark of not having made any progress on the deck when David came through one afternoon in a flurry of messages & images. It took about an hour and I had each phrase for the remainder of the deck with his promise he would be giving me the messages that would accompany each card just as Archangel Michael and Archangel Raphael had.

Today’s card draw is the first I have done with the deck that includes a message from David Bowie, hence the lengthy preamble to this blog post. It was never my intention to drop his name. In fact, I have worked hard to keep his involvement in this project on the down-low, so to speak. I actually wish the remaining messages had all come from the angels, but when you channel it’s much more a case of who comes through then who you wish to come through, not that I have anything at all against David Bowie being a long-time fan. All that being said, without further delay, here is today’s message, which applies to the entire holiday season.

Card 1: Dance to the Music in your Soul ~ 

Dance to work through anger. Dance as an expression of joy. Dance as you work out your frustrations. Dance to give form to your sadness. Dance when you greet the day. Dance while embracing the night. Dance through your life. Dance to the music in your soul.

~ David Bowie

The message here is to be sure to express yourself. Whether it is through dancing, singing, art, or simply speaking it will serve us all well to fully express ourselves this holiday season. This time of year we all become preoccupied with preparing for the end of the year holidays. We often feel overwhelmed shopping for gifts, cleaning & decorating the house, and then cooking that massive holiday dinner. The message here is in the middle of all that craziness it would help each of us to take time express what is in our heart, which leads to the next card from Archangel Michael:

Card 2: Gratitude opens your Heart and attracts new Blessings ~ 

The capacity for gratitude knows no limits. The only limits gratitude possesses are the limits you place upon it. Why limit something that is so wonderful & that can easily open so many doors for you? A grateful person knows that no matter how small a thing is for which they are grateful, that the expression of that gratitude will lead to bigger & better things. Why not express gratitude by simply saying, “thank you for …” or “I am grateful for …,” then fill in the blank. As you do this daily you will find yourself expressing gratitude for many things you have long taken for granted. As these seemingly lesser things make it onto your gratitude list you will see new energy entering your life that brings along with it new and wonderful blessings of all kinds. As you express gratitude for seemingly tiny blessings when turn around you will be able to watch as larger blessings make themselves known to you.

Remember this: a grateful heart is a happy heart. 

~ Archangel Michael

A daily gratitude practice is important. Another spirit guide of mine, Nashia, explained this to me several years ago. She suggested to me that I merely list three things a day for which I am grateful. She told me the size or importance of these three things doesn’t matter. The only important thing is that I am expressing gratitude. She told me the more I was grateful, then the more positive things would flow into my life.

I began my daily gratitude practice with very simple lists. I would state I was grateful for sunshine, grateful for coffee (aren’t we all?), grateful for the purr from my cat, and so on. Soon, my lists became much more elaborate. Some days I would list as many as ten different things just because I could. I then realized that in a very short period of time (about a month) it had become increasingly easier for me to express my gratitude. Soon, I also noticed new and wonderful blessings entering my life usually in most unexpected ways.

As we all go about our annual holiday hustle and bustle, take time to express gratitude daily. As you do this, know that in time the door will open and new blessings will enter your life, or perhaps some long standing issues will begin to be somehow resolved. Also, keep in mind what Michael says:

a grateful heart is a happy heart.

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Blessings!

Nefer Khepri, PhD.

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