Animal Spirit Guide Magpie

Why magpies today? I am here in Alaska again and two magpies are outside the window in the snow covered trees. Magpie’s messages of things to come; two could mean that a beautiful union of two people is likely to transpire soon. (This speaks to me).  Female magpies are strong, forcefully assertive. Male magpies are calm, quietly contemplative.  The animal spirit of magpie teaches that we achieve balance of our masculine and feminine aspects in practical methods. She asks that we swoop and fight when the time is right. He asks that we stop and contemplate in place of acting ‘busy’.

animal spirit guide - magpie

Steven D. Farmer, Ph.D. writes the following in his book Animal Spirit Guides:

If a Magpie shows up, it means:  Act on opportunities that present themselves. It’s also important now to check and balance your polarities, such as masculine-feminine, intellect-emotions, or spiritual-mundane.  Be straightforward in your verbal communication, saying what you mean while at the same time listening carefully to what the other person is saying.

Call on Magpie when: You are involved in a project that requires the use of ingenuity and resourcefulness which might not always be obvious.

If Magpie is your Power Animal: You are resourceful, intelligent, and adaptable, drawing on whatever’s available to achieve your objectives.  Your interests are broad and varied which leads to exploring anything that comes across your path.Animal Spirit Guide - Magpie





tuesday's healing word - journey

In the book Healing Words for the Body, Mind, and Spirit-101 Words to Inspire and Affirm, author Caren Goldman writes “The healing changes we courageously sought for our bodies, minds, and spirits must come from within.  But now, thanks to our journeys, we do, at last, have the wisdom, strength, determination, perspective, and belief in ourselves to choose to make them happen.”

Tuesday's Heailng Word - Journey

 ‘Life is a journey, not a destination’. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday's Healing Word - Journey

The beautiful journey of today can only begin when we learn to let go of yesterday.”
~ Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

 Tuesday's healing word - journey

tuesday's healing word - journey

Smokeless Smudging Spray Recipe

February 24th, 2014 | Posted by Velda in OILS

Make Your Own Smokeless Smudging Spray

Would you like to make your own Smokeless Smudging Spray?  Following is a recommended list of favorite essential oils to use singly or blended to create your own smudging vibrational energy spray:

Sage highly protective sacred herb of the First Nations used for smudging.

Cedarwood for purification of space clearing out any stagnation.

Juniper clears emotional blocks and purifies space. A sacred herb by the First Nations for smudging.

Lavender purifies and balances energies.

 Basic Smokeless Smudging Spray Recipe: 
4 oz distilled water (or 100 proof grain alcohol)
30 – 40 drops essential oil

Feel free to use imagination and creativity introducing favorite oils to your personal recipe.  Your home, office and car will love this cleansing.  I like to go corner to corner in each room giving both the top and bottom a quick spray. Happy Smudging!

Make Your Own Smokelss Smudging Spray


Hand Mudras for Helping Detox Body

The body eliminates the toxins through various methods.  Using this Apana Mudra helps accelerate release of carbon dioxide from lungs, cough and mucus from organs of respiration, perspiration from skin, excretion through intestine, urination through kidneys and menstruation through hormonal cycle in females.

How to Practice: Place the thumb, middle finger, and ring finger together and extend the other fingers. Do it with both hands. The best time to do Apana Mudra is early morning immediately after you wake up. Practice it for 15 minutes (elderly with weak stomach or liver up to 10 minutes).  This mudra gives us patience, serenity, confidence, inner balance, and harmony. Hand Mudras for Helping Detox Body

How to Practice: This Hatha Yoga Detoxation Mudra is also done with both hands.  Place your thumbs onto the inside edge of the lower joint of the ring fingers.  All the others fingers are relaxed and extended, as shown. Hold this mudra for as long as you like or approximately 15 minutes 3 times a day.

“It is important to consider the things, in addition to waste materials and toxins, that you are willing to let go of—bad memories, old grudges, negative character traits, fears, etc.  This will make room for something new.  What should it be?” Source:  Mudras Yoga in Your Hands by Gertrud Hirschi.

Chase Away The Winter Blues

February 21st, 2014 | Posted by Velda in COLORS

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Do you experience WINTER BLUES?  An effective way to change your moody outlook is to brighten up your life with color. Research has proven how color therapy, or chromo therapy, is a natural way to lift your spirits.  In a article  ‘Go away winter blues’ it states that colors Yellow, Orange, and Red have power to lift the spirit, combat cabin fever and chase away those winter blues.

  1. Yellow captures the joy of sunshine, communicates happiness and stimulates your mind. It helps to reduce depression, giving one a sense of hope, reminding us that spring is just around the corner.  It is important to expose yourself to morning sunlight as early as you can.
  2. Orange evokes excitement, enthusiasm and is an energetic color.  It is joyful, playful, creative, and social color.
  3. Red stimulates the body metabolism, and encourages one to engage in activity. The color red fights depression and gives one the energy to get up and do something.

Chase away the WINTER BLUES by introducing these powerful colors in your apparel, food you eat, and your home environment.  So hurrah for Yellow, Orange, & Red.


Safety Energy Locks for HeadachesHead discomforts of all kinds can be harmonized utilizing finger holds and certain flow patterns from the Jin Shin Jyutsu Self Help Books by Alice Burmeister.

Try these simple methods each time you have a headache: Hold your thumbs including the pad of the thumb, aka Safety Energy Lock 18,  left then right for approximately 2 minutes. This will also help you de-stress and relax.

Safety Energy Locks for Headaches

For migraines or any chronic/severe headaches, the trick is to bring energy down to your feet.Safety Energy Locks for Headaches

Try these steps when you feel an onslaught of discomfort in your head: Sitting or lying down, using your right hand reach towards your right foot and touch the area just below your ankle bone where you feel the ‘hollow’ area, aka Safety Energy Lock 16, outside the heel. Do the same with the left hand for your left ankle bone area. Hold both until you feel a pulse.

Next with your right hand use all your fingers to touch the base of the thumb.  Hold until you feel a pulse or for 5 minutes. Next hold your head where you feel the migraine or pain(s) until you feel a pulse. Finish with the ankle holds again.

Animal Spirit Guide-Moose

February 18th, 2014 | Posted by Velda in AFFIRMATIONS | ANIMAL SPIRIT GUIDES

Animal Spirit Guide - MooseMoose is one of the most ancient and unique of power animals.  When Moose comes into your life and lends you sacred and unique energy, the primal contact with the great Feminine force is awakened.  It is an invitation to learn to explore new depths of awareness and sensitivity within yourself and within your environs.

If moose is your power animal then you will at times appear clumsy yet graceful.  You have an innate ability to be balanced – when to be gentle, when to be strong, what to say when and to whom.

Moose is a very powerful totem to have and will help you discover who you are and put you in touch with your congenital wisdom.

When Moose appears in a dream, it is said to reflect a long, good life.Aniaml Spirit Guide Moose



I am here in Alaska again and I look out daily hoping this is the day I will be kissed with the sighting of this magnificent creature.

Animal Spirit Guide Moose




Color Affirmations For The Chakras

Color Affirmations for the Chakras

This is a lovely way of combining vibrational energy of color with the positive influence of affirmations on our physical, mental and spiritual chakra centers.  You might want to take one week to focus on one chakra affirmation each day of the week.  I suggest that you also include that particular color either with clothing, flowers, gemstones, or other accessories.  You may find that working with only one chakra affirmation feels best.   Here are your choices:

color affirmations for chakras

RED (Root Chakra) can bring in vitality, courage, and inner strength.  Affirmation: ”The power and strength of the red energies bring me courage and motivation for what I must do today.”

color affirmations for chakras

ORANGE (Sacral Chakra)  promotes happiness, confidence, and positive emotion.  Affirmation:  “The uplifting and inspiring orange energies give me joy and confidence in all that I do.”

color affirmations for the chakras

YELLOW (Solar Plexus)  provides knowledge, clarity, and self-esteem.  Affirmation:  “The refreshing and cheerful yellow energies encourage me and give me focus and clarity in my thoughts and actions.”

color affirmations for the chakras

GREEN (Heart Chakra) creates balance, love, and self-control. Affirmation:  “The comforting and balancing green energies fill my heart with compassion for myself and others.”

color affirmations for the chakras

BLUE (Throat Chakra)  encourages leadership, inner truth, and understanding.  Affirmation:  “The calming and tranquil blue energies enable me to express my thoughts and feelings openly.”

color affirmations for the chakras

INDIGO (Brow Chakra) enables intuition, empathy, and understanding.  Affirmation:  “The restorative and meditative indigo energies allow my intuition and spirituality to guide me through the day.”

color affirmations for the chakras

VIOLET (Crown Chakra)  supports peace, creativity and inspiration.  Affirmation:  “The purifying and inspirational Violet energies foster my self-awareness and creativity.”

color affirmations for chakras

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Orange Essential Oil “Winter’s Happy Oil”

February 12th, 2014 | Posted by Velda in OILS

Orange Essential Oil "Winter Happy Oil"

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Orange Essential Oil has a rich, fruity scent that lifts the spirit while providing a calming influence on the body.  I like to think of it as winter’s “happy oil.” It is great to use when you have a group of cranky people in the house. It is very difficult to be depressed when the air is full of the scent of orange. This oil brings peace and happiness to the mind.

orange essential oil winter's happy oil



Tuesday's healing word - now

Definition of NOW:  the present time or moment.

Tuesday's healing word - NOW!

The only way to live is to accept Each Minute as an unrepeatable miracle,

which is exactly what it is; a miracle and unrepeatable.

~Storm Jameson,(1891 – 1986), English journalist/author

tuesday's healing word - Now.

You don’t get to choose how you’re going to die. Or when.

You can only decide how you’re going to live NOW.

~Joan Baez, American Folk Singer,

Songwriter, Musician, & Activist

tuesday's healing word - Now

There is only one time when it is essential to awaken.

That time is NOW.

~The Buddha

tuesday's healing word NOW

If not NOW, When?

~The Talmud
tuesday's healing word - now


I  am aware of where I am NOW,

I see each moment as an unrepeatable miracle.