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How to Interpret a Symbol/Message from Spirit.

symbolDo you ever wonder how to interpret or receive symbols from the other side?  Do you question if the feather you found or the word you saw was really a symbol from spirit or just your mind stretching for answers or connection?

I full-heartedly believe that symbols from our loved ones, spirit, the Universe, the Great Mother, our guides…etc. come to us in physical form.  It may be in the most unexpected ways.  Here’s the catch, you can’t look for them, they find you.  You can ask for a sign and allow it to appear but you can not seek it.

When it arrives, when the symbol or sign finds you, your heart palpitates for a second or it causes you to catch your breath.  You feel joy exploding from your chest or sometimes, a simple pause and curiosity.  That word or number you saw for the third time today really claims an awareness in your psyche.  That’s your unconscious poking you from within, saying…”this is a sign.”

But how do you interpret what the other side is saying???

Wait for it….

You sit, you feel, you see what comes to your mind first.  Or you converse with the symbol itself (instructions below).  This is a process to help you connect deep with you for your own answers.

Let me give you an example.  I’m due to have my baby any day now.  I went for a gentle walk during some contractions and found a little baby hawk feather and just instantly felt my heart pick up a new pace.  I felt excited like it were spirit or my baby himself giving me a clue that his arrival into this world was imminent.  As I kept walking I found a large Hawk feather, further validating my message from spirit.  To me I felt like my peeps on the other side were just affirming all will be good, he is coming very, very soon and all is well because I’ve been a bit nervous about my health.  It was simply a feeling, a knowing…a plugged in connection to something beyond me.  I simply had to allow the felt experience, the validation, not pick it apart or interpret it to death and lose the magic of it’s message.  It’s like receiving little love messages or validating and encouraging words on our paths.  Not something we need to make logically legit and prove the science on.

My husband asked, “how do you know it’s a message or sign?” referring to the feathers.  “It’s just a knowing,” a said.  Later that day I happened to take my Medicine Cards book by Jamie Sams out just to see if there were anything else that stood out in her writing about Hawk.  Get this…it actually says that the Hawk’s magical cry could be a sign of the birth of a child.  Like holy shit hey!

But sometimes, the messages don’t come in that clearly. Sometimes, we just need to honor that we have that inner tug, that something resonated…a word, a song, a picture, an object. Let it settle with you, let it gestate, allow a process to unfold.

Getting To Know Your Symbol

Here is a little journal or meditation technique you can use for some of your own inner guidance.

Sit and take some deep breaths, relax fully into your body.  Go to your happy, calm place.  Where is that?  What’s there? What colors do you see?  What sounds do you hear?  Are there any smells?  What sensations are there?

Now imagine the symbol you received sitting beside you on a blanket.  Imagine it were alive, like a being and it wanted to talk to you.  Say hi to it, acknowledge it’s presence.

Ask it…

How are you a message for me?  What do you want tell me?  And let it answer.  Just go with what comes.

I’m flying around you, ready to come.  I’m stalking out the trail, circling my path towards my new home.  I’m close, I’m here…get ready.  (my feather speaking to me…feels like the energy/spirit of my future son).

Is there anything you want to ask the symbol?  Let it answer.

Are you coming this weekend?  Maybe, there is no time here.  I when I see the portal open I will soar down there quickly, like a hawk on the hunt for mice.  Fast, fierce, ready to emerge, like the snap of your fingers.  Quick.

Is there anything I can do to help with your transition into this world?  Just stay relaxed, stay open, calm.  Try not to get antsy and annoyed I’m not coming, allow me to come in Divine Time, when the portal opens.

Will do 🙂  See you soon.  I kiss the feather (which is now a full hawk in my mind’s eye) on the head and thank it for coming.  He sails off and I bow my head in gratitude while bringing my awareness back to the physical world around me.

 

Just go with what comes, allow things to take shape and change shape.

Hope you enjoyed.

xo

Crystal.

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Mid-Week Soul Check-In.

nourishmentHi friends,

With the full moon around the corner I thought I’d check in with my deepest Self and invite you do join me. I’ve been feeling a bit agitated, restless, just not at peace.  As I move into it I’ve been called into stillness, reflection and meditation even though a part of me wants to run around and keep busy away from what is there.

I pulled a card for today and got the Armadillo card from Jamie Sams, Medicine Cards deck.  Here’s a blurb that really spoke to me…

“A clue to how to proceed is to make a circle on a piece of paper and see it as a medicine shield.  In the body of the shield, write all that you are desiring to have, do, or experience. Include all things that give you joy.  This sets up boundaries that allow only these chosen experiences to be part of your life.  These boundaries become your shield that wards off the things which are undesirable to you.  The shield reflects what you are and what your will is to others on an unconscious level.”  (Pg 149 Medicine Cards book).

Armadillo teaches us about boundaries, not just physical boundaries, but boundaries of the Self.  Do we create time, space and boundaries for our own fulfillment and connection?  This is usually the first thing we toss when we get busy or down, but it is the most important.  It feeds all of our other connections, our energy wells, and all of our relationships and experiences of life around us.

As you complete your medicine shield on paper, pin it up somewhere where you can see it regularly.  Decorate it with images or collage your shield.

For me I’ve got to commit more to creating the joy, to FOCUSING on making joy and magic out of what is.  It’s hard sometimes in the winter, the longgggg, cold winter to get going but these little self-reflection pauses and explorations help us remember.   Mine is really focused around connection, deep meaning full connections, coffee dates, chatting, gatherings, creative fun times with family and friends, creating full moon circles once again, not just online but in person.

 

Ask yourself and journal….

  1.  Am I honoring the time I need for my personal joy, fulfillment and connection?
  2. How am I doing this or why am I not?
  3. How can you start each week carving out and planning sacred times of joy for yourself?  What do you want to do? Fun wise? Soul wise? Connection wise?  Creativity wise and how and where and when can you do it?

 

And so it is friends.

I hope you use the medicine of our friend Armadillo (this includes me) and create some boundaries, times, focus and commitment to you and the joy you want in your life.

 

Happy Wednesday/ Hump Day.

🙂

Crystal

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Creative Ways to Be “Of Service.”

serviceBeing of service has been on my mind lately.  I am unable to commit to volunteer at a center on a regular basis but feel I need to offer something…love, kindness, support.  I want to be of service to the Universe, to Creation, to my life and my loved ones and came up with a few ideas and alternative, every day life ways we can all be of service in our homes and communities.  (By the way, if you can regular volunteer or offer services somewhere that is fantastic!!)

1. If you see garbage, pick it up.  Be of service to the Earth Mother, show respect and honor to the Earth by picking up empty cans, or garbage on the street or road.  There is no reward for you, just a deep humbling knowing that you are contributing to make the Earth better, cleaner, polluter free.   I mean, how often do you walk by that take out bag on the road.  It matters that it’s there, so pick up  and dispose of it.

2.  Visit your lonely grandma, neighbor, aunt or friend who has a new baby.  We mean well.  We mean to go visit more often but we don’t.  Be of service by offering your heart, your attention, your connection to those who are lonely, isolated or unable to get out as much as they used to.  I know I need to visit my grandmas far more often as well as a couple friends who have newborns and are likely struggling with the shocking transition.  Sometimes, just showing up for someone, is the best offering you can give, no strings attached.  That is love, that is connection, that is Divine.  I just found out my new neighbor is a bit lonely when her husband is away travelling for work.  I will knock on her door and ask her for a walk this week.

3. Become a foster parent for an animal shelter.  I feel the need to share this one because I have done this several times and it is a deep, rich and at times challenging experience.  These rescued pups or animals of any sort need a home, a second chance, be the first to show them what love and kindness really looks and feels like.  My last foster Jamal, a 120+ plus pound Bull-mastiff, had a sweet kind, giant heart and a few behavioural problems.  He wasn’t taught anything, he wasn’t shown love, but he innately trusted humans and was a gentle giant. I continued to exercise my patience and show him love and compassion and understanding.  I wasn’t going to give up on that fellow and he got adopted.  🙂  So rewarding.

4. Go the extra mile for your family, your husband, your children, your parents or your sister.   Make them feel so fully loved, so fully special by preparing two cups of tea, some biscuits, candles and jazz music and simply connect.  Make an extra effort at supper, make it special, exciting, exceptional.  Show up for them fully, whole heartedly…that means put your phone away, turn the computer off and go play hide and seek with your kids.  Be of service to your family, my being present in this beautiful moment.

There are many, many, many other creative ways to be of service.  Being of service is having a conscious intention to show up, to be present, to be kind, to be loving, to be witness or compassionate or caring.  It can be elaborate, it can be with the poor, the sick, the homeless, those in need of extra support (yes, yes yes!!! please do this if you can) but it can also be in your every day life, in your community, in your family and even in your yard.   Please comment on some of your ideas to make the world a more loving, caring place!! 🙂

Be of service, be consciously intent of being love in your love and allow yourself to be Creation in its fullest form. Be love, be joy, be caring, give a shit and show up 🙂

That’s all.

much love

xoxoxo

Crystal

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