Dark Owl Wisdom – Finding Answers In The Shadows

Embrace The Wisdom Of The Dark Owl
Dark Owl Wisdom by Claudia H. Blanton

Wisdom can be found in unexpected places, most often those dark corners within ourselves we are not willing to face. The owl, a symbol of knowledge and wisdom asks us to look closer at these aspects of your life.

As we are surrounded by the gentle awareness and guidance of the Universe, we are told to pay attention to the symbolism that shows up repeatedly into our experience. If the dark owl has been making its way into your life, your need to examine the wisdom in the shadows of self, has become a  necessity. Hidden away answers in aspects, you tend to ignore, are calling for your attention. Do not miss the opportunity to learn from that prompting, as the answers to a question you had, lies right there.

Goddess Blessings

Claudia

Sacred Feminine – Regaining Sacred Space And Peace

By Claudia H. Blanton

There is peace in this special space, the center between The Sacred Feminine and the concept of Male Dominated Spirituality.

Peace is always in the middle, and as I learn more and more about my spiritual path and my own connection to divinity, that is exactly where I found, sacred space lies. In the middle, between the contrast, when the pendulum stops to rest in its natural, undisturbed state.

But because it rarely is still, being pulled all too often often in the direction of the male divine, there is no calm, and we have to pull from the other side. We can not approach this disarray and disruption of natural peace by standing in the middle, hoping that we are not run over by its force, which of course we already know we are and will continue to be.

So as Sacred Feminine Beings, an extension of the Female Deity, our Mother, we are obligated to pull back, until our strength equals the force of those on the other side, and then we can both let go.

And breathe.

And find peace in the embrace of the duality that is the ultimate reality of it all.

Goddess Blessings!

Claudia

Compassion And Gratitude

The next time you are confronted with a condition or circumstance you judge to be problematical, express your immediate gratitude not only for the solution but for the problem itself. By so doing, you instantly change your perspective on it, and your attitude about it.
~Neale Donald Walsch

“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.” ~Dalai Lama

Have a wonderfully, blessed day!

Claudia

Pink Agate – Properties, Associations And A Little Extra

Pink Agate - Properties

Agates are stunning gemstones that often display a band within them, sometimes translucent and come in a variety of colors, all with their own properties.

A grounding and balancing stone, it is soothing and calming, effects that work well for children who tend to be hyperactive. It’s slow action warrants that placement of this gemstone should be central or in a stable place next to your space of sleep.

Raising conciousness, it does not produce nightmares, but clearer dreams, increasing awareness of the issues that need to come to light.
In it’s pink state, it provides comfort, eases stress, and promotes the unconditional love and acceptance of others.

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Have a wonderful, abundantly blessed day!

Claudia

 

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6 Quotes To Inspire You To Meditate More

The benefits of meditation are vast and widely known. Yet at times we lack the conviction or resolution to turn this healthy activity into a regular habit. In order to provide you with some motivation, I collected 6 quotes for you, about the subject.

Enjoy!

Antidote to Poison

Meditation Quotes

Creation Of A New Will

Mediation Quotes

To Be In The Present

Meditation Quotes

Examination Of One’s Mind

Meditation Quotes

Honesty

Meditation Quotes

Betterment Of The World

Meditation Quotes

Have a Blessed New Moon!

Claudia


5 Easy Things You Can Give Up For A Positive Life – And What To Do Instead

Give Up These 5 Easy Things
1. Give up complaining- formulate action statements instead
We all do it – from time to time. But let’s be honest, when was the last time you have complained  and as a result, positive change occurred? I guess that you will be hard pressed to find an actual occurrence of that happening. So, why are we continuing to do it? Sharing your complaint can temporary make you feel better, but it will not bring about the lasting change you are looking for.
Instead, learn to change your complaint statements into action statements, by adding a little more to your thought than before.
Here is an example of what I mean:
“I wish my co- worker would respect other people’s space more.”
Instead of leaving it like that, change it to “I wish my co-worker would respect other people’s space more, and I am going to politely ask her to do so, next time she does it again.
Whether you follow through on your statement or not, you have begun to train yourself to look for solutions whenever a problem occurs, rather than just stating a complaint. Now a complaint can become an agent of change.
2. Give up trying to impress others – become clear about what you want for yourself
This decision to give up the need to impress others has  a profound impact on your financial well-being and  an essential step to take to reach your  personal and financial success. Do you really need that latest gadget or this particular designer that is in style, or are you only purchasing it, you can be seen with it.  Make sure your motivations for purchases and decision are that of serving you – not the impression you give to others. Any financial decision should be based on your values, comfort, and personal style. Take some time to find out what is the best personal path for you, and follow that – regardless what the trend is.

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3.Give up your resistance to change – push beyond your comfort zone 
Resistance to change is a major blockade in developing personal growth. Yet for some people who set a high value on certainty, embracing change can be a rather difficult endeavor.
Here are some reasons why people resist change:
1. Sense of loss of control
2. Concern about competence
3. Concern about taking on more work
4. Concern that change might hurt
5. Concern that others might not embrace your change.
Whichever one of these reasons you have for not embracing change, consider identifying the root cause of resistance and work through it, maybe with the help of a Coach, trusted friend or adviser. If this path of sole-searching brings up old wounds that you can not seem to find a way to get through, you might want to consider some more in depth therapy to resolve those issues once and for all.
4. Give up excuses – take responsibility for your responses and future, now.
Building sustainable habits requires us to give up excuses, but why do we keep making them in the first place?
The main reasons behind why most people make excuses is, because of resistance to change and the fear of pain.
Yet how do we overcome this in order to move on?
The most important step to giving up excuses is to know why you want a different experience in you life.  Without a compelling reason, there is hardly any chance for long-term change, as it is the reason behind a goal, not willpower that pushes us through to the end, even when it gets hard. If your goals do not have a compelling reason, adjust your goals until you find what excites you for a good reason, rather than a momentary whim.
5. Give up the past – visualize your ideal future instead
In order to learn to let go off the past, one has  to learn to be truly present in the present.
This sounds too simple to be true, yet it is the most powerful truth you can embrace when it comes to overcoming a difficult past – focusing on the moment. Mindfulness meditations, gratitude practice, and breathing exercises can move your thoughts from being stuck in what used to be, toward what is right now, forcing you to connect with the only moment of power – the present moment. Practicing those techniques regularly as a part of your morning and/or evening routine, makes it easier to engage in the now, and create lasting change. Visualizing your goals on a regular basis, is an important part of this new directing your thoughts, and gives you a chance to practice the emotional vibration of the state of your desires. Combining both techniques will after time ease the stronghold of past times over your life, and you will create an overall healthier and happier future.
Have a blessed week!
 
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Turning Dreams Into Goals – 3 Tips

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One way to turn your dreams into goals and then into reality is by developing your personal set of success principles.

Abundant living requires you to do things differently than those whom are stuck in whatever routine that keeps them from succeeding. Having clear principles that are geared to success, and that give you actions you can follow along, measurable actions, will turn your dreams of abundant living into reality.

1. Attend your vibration first.

Your state of mind is the most important asset and most important tool to create abundance. Get into a mindset that combines gratitude, with optimism and determination. A willingness to be thankful for what you have – and the lessons you learned. A knowing that, there are opportunities for those who are willing to look for them, and that failure are only lessons in disguise, and last, making a true commitment to doing whatever it takes to get to where you want to be.

2. Action plan

Compile a list of small daily actions that you can take toward your goal. The key word in this step is small. A small action does not take much time, but if stacked and combined with other small actions, the momentum you are beginning to create will carry you toward your goals.

3. Commit.

Make yourself a promise, a vow if you will and thoroughly commit to the road you have planned on taken. Only a intense commitment to not stop, to adjust steps if needed, but to not stop, no matter what the world throws at you will carry you through to success. You can not and will not succeed without a strong commitment to your goals. Write this commitment on a piece of paper. Read it daily, at least once a day.

 

These three steps are only the beginning, but they will set you on the right direction toward the path of abundance. Start today. Start now. Your point of power is in this moment.

 

Goddess blessings!

Claudia

Being Of Service

Being of Service

Today, ask yourself and the Universe this question:

“How can I be off service today?”

I always smirked at this sentence, because I did not understand it. Being of service does not mean, giving yourself and all of what you have to benefit others, in an act of self-sacrifice. Being of service is actually bringing and creating value. If you solve a problem, issue, question or can give insight from a different point of view someone might have never seen before, you are being of service. The higher the quality your “being of service” is, the more value you bring to the world and in return you will receive value – may it be through connection, or in best case scenarios, monetary compensation. If you can find a way to make “Being Of Service” your job, combined with your inner most passion, nothing – and I mean nothing – is impossible.

Goddess Blessings!

Claudia

Kindness

I survived an abusive childhood filled with fear. In one particular instance I was so scared, that I thought the only option I had was to run away. I was 16.

So I did, not knowing where to go, I walked into the mission at our train station, a place that was a refuge for those homeless and stranded. If they had space, they allowed you to stay, for a night. There were no beds, just blankets and sleeping bags, a cup of hot tea and a slice of bread with jam, but for me it was a refuge, a safe place.

An older, homeless man, dirty from living on the street, with un-kept hair, and a rucksack that held everything he owned showed me warm smile, an ear, and patience. He made sure I was safe, and allowed me to cry, why he sat there, keeping me company.

To this day – I am 42 now – I will never forget the sweet kindness this man showed me. He gave me what he had, which was empathy, something I did not know from my home. A bigger present than anything I every received before.

I have no idea what happened to him. After that day, I never saw him again, but I am grateful for his presence, however fleeting, and always will be.

May you all find someone to share your space, when you are in need.

Goddess Blessings

Claudia

P.S. This post is a part of the Daily Prompt, with today’s subject being “Oasis”. This above named gentlemen gave me the Oasis – the safe place I needed at the moment. Thank you

Welcome To 2015!

So, traditionally this is the time for New Years resolution. I had always shunned resolutions, as they are usually abandoned before they even had a chance to sprout. But something about this year is different.

Welcome 2015

2014 has been such a turbulent year, that for 2015 I need clear direction. In order to achieve that, considering that we are self-employed, homeschool our children and belong to an alternative religion, any structure we give to a year has to come from ourselves. There is no one to tell us what needs to be done when, we decide. That freedom is wonderful, but it takes discipline if any meaningful work is to be done.

Therefore I chose to go for the New Years resolution, among other things (like using structures apps and programs to help me run the day to day of our lives), and I want to list a few of these here. Maybe in a year, when it is time to review the previous months, life will show itself as a little more calm.

Well, I can at least plan to make the trip a little smoother.

So here are my resolutions (which in true Law of Attraction fashion, I am posting in present tense)

1. I am loosing 15 pounds. I am currently heavier than I have ever been, touching the 140 mark, and I do not like it. Okay, I am now over 40, with a thyroid condition, but I am not giving myself a break here. It is time be back in shape. If I find any books, products or any blog post from other bloggers that help me along the way, I will share them here.

2. I am increasing our income threefold. I have done it before, so I can do it again. With that I mean hubby and I, and we got a pretty solid plan, and are a great team, so that is so workable. One of the ways to achieve this, is by using abundance magick and law of attraction. I will write about that, on the blog you are currently reading.

3. I am moving to Los Angeles. I have been talking about this for 4 years now, and every time something came up. This time, we have the means, the plan, the time frame, the combined efforts and energy, so that will happen. We got to do this before end of April. Did I mention we currently are living in Florida? Not sure, if I want to write about that anywhere yet, but knowing myself, I probably will.

4. I am writing more. Deadlines and all, I am making a list and sticking to it. I will post any updates on publishing schedule on my writing blog. I got a blogging schedule for all of my blogs, and plenty of resources to structure my offline writing. Any great (or not so great) writing books I find will be reviewed on my writing blog.

5. I am organized. I grew up with an abusive perfectionist adoptive father. So I became disorganized, slightly chaotic, and anti-structure. That does not co-exist well with the needs of bookkeeping, payroll and taxes. Just like it does not work well with kids who want to get into college. So, I bought the above mentioned apps and software, bookkeeping essentials, created a daily planner, and I am ready to go. Wish me luck. (I will write about those too – not on my spiritual blog, or my writing blog, but on my productivity blog – yes, I have three blogs!)

6. I practice a more consistent spiritual practice. The last year, I have practiced my Witchcraft on a very irregular schedule. Mind you, I am not Wiccan, I am a Hedgewitch and solitary, so there is no need for structure, expect a personal one. I feel that I can learn a lot from a more regulated, even if self-regulated structure, and will explore that in depth. And of course, as with everything, I will write about it. And that would be on this, exact blog.

So here it is, my list (albeit incomplete, considering that other goals involve other people, and I value their privacy) for 2015. This year, I know, with the help of the Gods, will be my best year yet. I am ready and open for all of the changes and wonderful experiences, as well as the lessons that it holds within, and I am grateful for the present that every moment of the coming year is.

In parting, I wish you all the best as well, as you envisioned, and however it is best for you.

Goddess Blessing

Claudia

P. S. This post is a “The Pagan Experience” Post, based on the prompt for January 5th “Resolutions”. I know I am a little ahead of the posting schedule for that group link, but this topic just demands attention on the first day of the new year!