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Monthly Archives: August 2015

Otterrific Opportunity 8/29/15 - 9/4/15 #ForesightFriday

Divination Tool Used: Sacred Circle Tarot

Card Drawn: Knight of Cups

Knight of Cups #SacredCircleTarot #ForesightFriday

Key Word(s): Movement

My take on this card: This coming week is filled with opportunity. It is not, however filled with patience. It is the time to Seize the Day, Jump at the Chance, Lose Yourself in that special moment, Say Yes to the Dress…you get the idea. The thing you need to keep in mind is, should Opportunity come a-knockin’ you need to decide on the spot. Either snag the chance to do whatever, or risk missing out and having yet another moment to make you want to travel back in time and kick yourself in the arse (Hey, we’ve all got those moments, but why add another one to the pile???)

The image on this card includes a Knight standing in a river…he represents that opportunity that comes around…the river suggests that things shall be moving quickly and that things will have a deep spiritual and emotional impact.

This nifty little card also holds the image of an apple tree and….AN OTTER!! 😀 Both of these images are related to knowledge and wisdom. Apples are known as the “fruit of knowledge” and, in Irish Celtic lore, otters are known as guides and guardians of spiritual knowledge & wisdom.

All in all, it would seem that the recurring theme of my Wednesday Wisdom posts has been preparing us for the coming week. With that in mind, I shall leave you with a message that is on a new pair of socks I purchased while on vacation last week…as it should pretty much be everyone’s mantra next week.

Carpe the Fuck out of This Diem #CarpeDiem #SiezeTheDay

Lose Yourself #WednesdayWisdom

“You better lose yourself,  in the music,  the moment, you own it. You better never let it go. You only get one shot. Do not miss your chance to blow. This opportunity comes once in a lifetime.” Eminem  (aka: Marshall Mathers)

I love this song. It is in your face, it is infectious, and it has a powerful message.

Every moment is an opportunity to push past your fears and do something remarkable.  Even if you’ve screwed up in the past. Hell, especially if you’ve screwed up in the past.

I  know, my wisdom has all been very similar lately. But, y’know what??? It’s because the message is important. There’s something to be said for letting go…for pushing outside of your comfort zone…for losing yourself in the music, and/or the moment.

Now that I think about it; losing yourself in the moment, dancing to some fantastic music…TRULY letting yourself go can even lead to a trance state and spiritual experiences (Here’s a brief explanation of Ecstatic Dance, it can be pretty amazing)

So, go ahead. Lose yourself, in the music. Right frikkin now. I’ve even included the music for you. If for some reason you’re not an Eminem fan, go ahead and pick another song….but….I’m not sure we can be friends anymore. 😉 LOL  (I’m kidding!…sorta…)

I’m going to, once again, apologize for posting this late…but I am on vacation in California for the first time ever, so my day was pretty jam packed full of awesomeness!! Besides, the message for this week is pretty straight forward. LOL

The Card Drawn: Green Tara

Your Fashionably Late #ForesightFriday Forecast for 8/22 - 8/28

Key Word(s): Start Delegating

Basic Message: “Ask others (including  me) to help you, instead of trying to do everything yourself.”

My take on this card: This card is pretty self explanatory. Stop trying to do everything yourself. Ask for help if you need it. Delegate to others. You are truly an awesome individual that is capable of rocking the hell out of your to-do list, but you’re not a super hero, no matter HOW good you looked as your fave character at Comic-Con. So, if someone offers to help you, for the sake of all that is holy in your chosen fandom’s universe: LET THEM HELP YOU!

Never Doubt The Shawna #WednesdayWisdom #NeverDoubtTheShawnaYes, I know this sounds like I’m totally full of myself and like I’m all sorts of cocky and arrogant about my ability to impart all the answers in life. Trust me, that’s not really it…just hang with me for a bit and see if I can get across what I mean.

Once Upon a Time, there was a little Pixie who always had inklings about things…and who was also pretty damn smart to boot. The trouble is, this Pixie did not trust herself to listen to her inklings…in fact, she often would run swiftly in the exact opposite direction, often resulting in a whole heap-o-misery.

She had (and still has) an amazing friend who always told her she should “trust her gut”, because her instincts were good, and perhaps things would start to go her way if she would only go where her gut was trying to lead her. MANY years, and MANY mistakes later, the Pixie figured mayyyyyybe it was time to try this whole following of the gut thing…I mean, it couldn’t POSSIBLY make things any worse than they were…right???

So, she would follow her gut…at least more often than not…and things started to go a bit more smoothly. Little by little the gut was listened to more and more. Then the Pixie became involved with a coven and began to work through all of her issues with insecurities, and actually began sharing little tidbits and insights with others….and ya know what? She was pretty freaking insightful! She started out a little tentatively with her advice…but, she eventually became aware of when it was truly a message that was to be relayed due to her abilities as an Empath and/or as a conduit for a message from the Divine.

This very thinly veiled story is, of course, autobiographical and chronicles my journey to trusting myself, and the information that lies within…whether that information has been acquired through academic study, life experience, Empathic ability, connection with Spirits/Ancestors, or Divine Intervention – the fact of the matter is: it’s correct, and is being shared for a reason. There is a phrase that has started being spread throughout those in coven, and spilling over to those without: Never doubt The Shawna. Seriously, folks are saying it…granted it’s not multitudes or anything, but still, it’s folks. lol

Anywhoooooo, here’s the part where I give YOU a bit of the stuffs that comes outta me, because y’all need to hear it. YOU can do the same thing. Yup, you can. You too have a gut that gives you inklings and nudges you in the right direction…BUT IT WON’T WORK UNLESS YOU LEARN TO FREAKING LISTEN TO IT AND THEN FOLLOW THROUGH!!!! OK, perhaps the caps were going a tad overboard…but I really don’t think so. You need to hear and heed this message. I am not wrong about this. It can be so incredibly hard to listen….especially because sometimes what your gut is telling you seems absolutely freaking NUTS. You might listen to it and think “NOPE! You’re wrong Mr./Miss Gut. There’s no F-ing WAY that is the course of action I should take. I don’t see how it will work, let alone lead to what I want.” Well, you see, that last bit is the kicker: It may not lead you where you WANT to go, but it sure as hell will lead you where you NEED to go.  (Pop Culture alert!) It’s kinda like what Idris (Who is actually the TARDIS) says to The Doctor in the episode of Doctor Who entitled “The Doctor’s Wife”:

I always take you where you need to go. #WednesdayWisdom #NeverDoubtTheShawna #DoctorWho

So, I guess what I’m saying is this: listen to your inner TARDIS…it will always take you where you need to go.

 

The #ForesightFriday Vibe for 8.15.15 - 8.21.15

Friday is upon us once more, and that means it’s time for me to see what lies ahead for us in the coming week. For me, this week has been a struggle…lots of minor frustrations, and a lack of “get up and go”. I was frequently taking moments, breathing in the fresh air to re-invigorate myself with the week’s Coffee energy. Truth be told, there was also MUCH imbibing of caffeinated beverages to keep this Pixie’s behind moving.

So, what is it we have to look forward to next week? Let’s find out.

Divination Tool Used: Sacred Circle Tarot

Card Drawn: 8 of Discs, Reversed

acred Circle Tarot: 8 of Discs, Reversed #ForesightFriday

Key Word(s): Focus, Perspective

My take on this card: The imagery of this card is 8 discs, 7 of which have been intricately carved. It indicates that there is a project underway…a project that has been taking a great deal of your attention.

The fact that this card was drawn in the reverse indicates that you may be focused a little too much on the details of what you are doing. It’s time to take a step back and take a look at the “Big Picture”. Think of it this way, if the devil (aka: the problem) is in the details, then perhaps enlightenment (aka: the solution) can be found with a change of perspective.

Look at the situation from a different angle. Are you using the right approach? Are you trying to control the situation a little too much? Are you using the proper tools? It might be time to break out of your comfort zone, use an unorthodox method, or just go with the flow and see where things go…rather than trying to force things to go your way.

The 8 of discs reversed also indicates that you may wish to use caution with your finances and try to curb your spending. Income is likely to be coming in in small increments, and saving what you can is  the prudent move at this time.  I’m not saying you can’t have any fun…just try not to blow all your cash all in one place.

So, get on out there and gain a little perspective! Hopefully, you’ll find that – much like the view of the Earth from space – things look a hell of a lot better…*cue Bette Midler*…from a distance. 😉

A Positive Message from Monty Python #WednesdayWisdom

This one is short and simple. If you’re having a rough time, or a couple of rotten days, you just need find the silver lining. I’m pretty good at finding the positive spin on a situation…that and my twisted sense of humor are the main reasons I have made it this far in life.

I know this is sometimes a difficult task, but that’s why there’s this amazing thing called “music”…even better “musical comedy”. There’s always a tune or two that can turn this Pixie’s frown upside down, but this one is a classic…and it is apparently a song that is to be played at my funeral, at least according to one of those quizzes going around Facebook. 😉

SO, here’s your reminder to Always Look on the Bright Side of Life:

Your #ForesightFriday Briefing for 8/8/15 - 8/15/15It’s Friday again, so it’s time to take a peek at what next week has in store for us.

This week I pulled from my Nature’s Healing Oracle deck. So, here goes!

The Card Drawn: Coffee

Next week's energy is as stimulating as a good cuppa Joe!

Basic Message: The Stimulation of Life

Affirmation: Life Excites and Delights Me

My take on this card: I think this is going to be my kind of week! (If you don’t already know this about me, I pretty much LIVE for this amazing beverage.)It’s energy is as stimulating as a good ol’ cuppa Joe!

So, what can you expect? Well, the coffee card suggests that there will be plenty of exciting energy, making it possible to continue on with the plans you have laid. Run into a snag? Coffee energy is here to help! Coffee is not only a source of energy that helps us non-morning people cope in the modern world, it also helps us to remove blockages and that which is no longer necessary (Those of you who are coffee drinkers know what I mean 😉 ). It also helps us pare things down…removing the bloat, if you will, so that the task at hand is a tad easier to manage.

Take some time each day to focus on, and draw upon, the gifts that Coffee has to share with us. Take in what you need for the day. Whether it be the ability to eliminate obstacles, rid ourselves of excess, access that second wind, or even just to bounce around with a Tigger-like exuberance and be present and joyful.

I’m not saying the week will be all sunshine and lollipops…but it will certainly be lively, and if we use the energy Coffee provides wisely, we’ll get through everything just fine…and maybe even BETTER than fine.

Stay thirsty, my friends.

CoffeeLunatic

Tear Down That Wall So Your Awesome Shines Through! #WednesdayWisdomIf your empathic in any way, the title to this post may freak you out a bit. I totally get it. I used to keep myself so closed off it was NUTS! Any gifts that I have had practically stopped surfacing, I was not open to messages during my waking hours, which is why I was flooded with prophetic dreams for years. I ignored my need to be close to others…my need for others to SEE the REAL me. I was afraid of, not only who the real me might turn out to be, but afraid of how others would react.

Well, once I figured out that I was an Empath, I pretty much obliterated all of my defenses…that may not have been the wisest course of action, as I was now pretty defenseless, and had a hard time discerning my emotions from those of the people around me. Eventually I learned various shield techniques, as well as what stones & crystals would aid in keeping things in check.

There were some freaky moments in the time that it took me to get a hold of this whole, not only Empath me…but real whole package me. I started letting some of my shield down…and carrying fewer stones, because I realized I could now distinguish between my feelings and those of everyone else.

I still have a bit of a “psychic buffer up” but it doesn’t hide me from the world. I guess you could say I took a little advice from Faye Dunaway as Joan Crawford in Mommie Dearest. One of my favorite lines is when she and her new Pepsi Mogul hubby are having their NYC apartment renovated. The contractor says that “This bitch of a bearing wall is blocking my view”.

Joan contemplates this dilemma for a moment then replies, in a most dramatic fashion “Tear down that bitch of a bearing wall and put a window where it ought to be!” (Here, watch it, I LOVE IT! 😀 )

I guess that’s what my advice to all of you is this week. Whether you’ve built them because your an Empath, or because you’re afraid others will try to hurt you. TEAR DOWN THAT BITCH OF A BEARING WALL, and put a window to your Awesome where it ought to be!

When we are open to being viewed at our core, and to receiving the inner light of others, we all become a bit more connected. Our lives become more fulfilling. Will there be pain? Of course there will, human’s hurt other humans…even if we don’t mean to…that is the fragile nature of emotions.

However, you can learn from all of these newly heightened interactions, both good & bad, and use them to stoke that furnace O’ Awesome that is your spirit. This leaves you open to make some unbelievable connections with people.

I was fortunate enough to have let my walls down for a couple of people before I destroyed them…and they have resulted in the two most fulfilling relationships of my life. That with my best friend, and that with my husband. Since  my conscious and permanent destruction however, I have connected with SO many people. More than I ever would have thought possible. This introvert – YES, Introvert! – has expanded her “bubble of existence” to include heaps of folks. I’m SO glad I brought in the proverbial wrecking ball (Cue Miley Cyrus, LOL) and laid waste to my emotional bearing wall.

WreckingBall

I’m not sure if this is making any sense to anyone…but it hit home with me, so now you get to read it. LOL Feel free to comment or ask questions if you have any. I always love a good discussion! 😀