Silence

Namaste,

I don’t know why I have left you in silence for so long. And I don’t know why I have delayed sharing with you my experience from Samhain with the angel medium. I suppose I have been busy, and I have been overwhelmed – most especially with the strife going on in the world and, being an Empath, the hate is a lot to handle …

But, pushing that all aside, just for the moment, let me share with you, an overview, of my interaction with the medium:

First, when I entered, I was told that I was surrounded by Fae who are desperately trying to get my attention.

Enya, queen of fairies, was one of the elementals that she saw right behind me, her wings spread as a tent of protection around me.

She alsl said she felt the presence of Selena, another Fae royalty.

She told me that every time I work in my space, I am creating Metatron’s cube right below my desk, invoking high energies in my readings and work in my sacred space.

She told me that I was a woman who read Tarot for nobles, back in Medieval days. She saw a large, round stone table and royalty would come to me to hear me speak of the future, or to give advice. She said Tarot reading is natural for me because I have done it in lives before.

She tokd me thatI do not have two guides, as I suspected, but SIX guides!

East, the name of the guide I encountered in my dream as a deer, is actually a raven who comes in sits at my feet and becomes a human form. This was very curious! Because as my connection with my guides started to grow, as did my love of ravens!

She told me to learn with and use sacred imagery, particularly the Tree of life – the sacred flower – and Metatron’s cube.

She said she felt the presence of three angels surrounding me.

She told me that, being an Empath, I have a difficult time with the gathering and blocking caused by negative emotions. She gave me these tips: go in steps… Manifest your feeling mentally – emotionally – physically – spiritually and let go. Don’t let your negative thoughts gather.

She asked if I was a writer and I said it is a deep passion of mine and always has been. She told me to keep writing, which is ironic considering how long it took me to write this blog post!

Many moons ago, I approached an artist friend about creating a deck with me. The medium told me, without me mentioning this, that I MUST create a deck. A fairy and elemental deck in particular.

Again, she stressed that I should listen to my elementals, and they’ll be a guide in the creation of this deck.

She also told me that she felt significant Unicorn energy around me, and I have always loved horses and magical animals. Perhaps it is an energy I should focus upon, a little more.

She told me that there is present around me a little goblin just asking for my attention…

And finally, she mentioned that if I am having difficulty with communication with my guides, to ask my guides to communicate in a way I will better understand.

Overall, it was the best reading I have ever had, and the most amazing experience. The lights kept flickering in the room and the positive energy was so high. She was loving and compassionate and when she hugged me and touched my hands to feel my energy, she sent with her a most outstanding, comforting energy back to me. I would definitely like an opportunity to get a reading from her again, sometime when my expenses are not ridiculous due to Chrismakuh!

Have you had outstanding mediumship readings before?

Blessings, Love&Light,
Cloud

Review: Tarot in Thyme

Namaste!

Sorry I have been so quiet as of late; I have lots to share with you, but I’ve been pretty overwhelmed at work, and when you’ve spent all day writing progress reports for children, typing out a blog is a heck of a lot of work. Although, I should make an effort to write throughout the month of November, seeing as it is National Novel Writing Month. Perhaps that will be my inspiration hence-forth.

I have some amazing mediumship experiences to tell you about, but I’ll save those for later, as, right now, I would like to share with you a gloriously beautiful new set of cards I received after winning a giveaway on Instagram… Tarot in Thyme.

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Don’t be fooled by the name: these are more like oracle cards, though inspired by Tarot and Lenormand cards. At the first experience of them, I was overwhelmed at how beautiful they were. The colours were outstanding. The drawings were honest, simplistic and touching. Even the backs of the cards were just GLORIOUS. And the card stock is thin but easy to handle, smooth, and allows for perfect shuffling with it’s size and the fact that the cards do not stick together, inconveniently.

I get the impression that these cards were made in a manner that is meant to be fully interpreted by the reader, which leads me to believe that these cards would be difficult to use if one is not already familiar with reading cards, and interpreting symbolism. But that’s, in fact, what I love most about these cards! They are just calling to be personalized by me and read in my own way.

As usual, with cards I get, whether Tarot or Oracle or otherwise, I had an interview with the deck, and here is what the conversation looked like…

What do you want to tell me about yourself? – The Priestess

This deck is a compassionate keeper of knowledge, of sacred spirituality and intelligence, and it’s ready to work with me and reveal it’s wisdom to me. The oracle will reveal to me the workings of my unconscious mind and will help me better understand the whispers of my inner voice.

Does it really get any better than that?!

What card do you want to show me? – Smoke

Firstly, I’d like to mention that this card is one of my favourites based on the imagery and the meaning, and I think the deck wanted to show it to me to emphasize, ‘Yes, I know this is what you want to see, and I want you to know that as we continue to work together, you’ll continue to see and hear what you’re looking for.’ I believe the deck is implying to me that it will, in fact, fan away the smoke that shields my eyes from higher truths. It will be the light and clarity through that fog.

What do you think of me? – The Moon

REALLY!? Anyone who truly knows me, knows the attachment I always have to the Moon cards in a deck! This deck believes me to be an intuitive, secretive individual, with the wisdom and knowledge of old, always ready to illuminate a spiritual path and bring light to the darkness. This deck also knows me, already well enough, to compare me to my most favourite imagery! The bond is already formed, and the relationship has begun!

 

There are a few other comments I want to make about this deck, but I want you to remember that this is the first print of the deck, and I imagine improvements will continue to be made.

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There is a set of cards in here, Rock and Crystals, that are, essentially, the exact same card with the exact same imagery. Yes, I’ve read that the reason this is, is because you should be aware that there are always two ways to read a card or imagery. Now, I’ve removed the Rocks card from my deck because I think it’s a little silly. Of course there are always two ways to read any card! And if we were truly going by that rule, than each card in the deck should have a mirror image of itself (and I’d love to have mirrors of each card… it means more of these beautiful pieces of art)! I find the double card to be redundant and unnecessary.

Second, there are a group of cards with imagery that simply don’t fit with the theme that the other images are working with (watercolour pictures with a white background). These cards represent the elements and also include some ancestoral altar cards. I have also removed these from the deck and are using them as separate invocation and intention cards. I think they throw off the natural flow of the other cards, and think they would be better suited sold separately. They’re so beautiful! And I will be using them for spells, personal intentions, and extending my readings. But I won’t be using them with the other Tarot in Thyme cards because I don’t feel like they fit (but that’s just my own opinion – many people feel they fit perfectly!).

But I think that’s the beauty of these cards, and I’ve never experienced this with other cards before, but I feel as though they’re meant to be taken and altered and interpreted to suit the needs and style of the reader. There are no restrictions! It’s the most freedom I’ve felt with a deck since Shadowscapes. I ADORE it!

And lastly, as an English and Philosophy major and now a teacher, writing and editing has been an extensive part of my life for years and years. There is nothing I dislike more than reading an accompanying text to my cards that is unedited, containing grammatical errors… (I am the coworker you DON’T want to be paired with, as I will correct all your writing and spelling errors — haha!) The text for these cards is not written very well, cuts off (from the printing, I’m assuming), contains formatting errors and is missing many punctuation points. There are also a group of cards that do not have a written component at all (I would have really loved to see what inspired the cards or the imagery)… But considering that I believe these cards to be better suited to personal interpretation, the written component is secondary and unimportant to the splendor of the cards themselves. But considering this is an important aspect to many people who are learning to read, I considered it an important point to mention.

All in all, I cannot praise these cards enough. They’re outstanding. They’re beautiful. They read really well. And I’m so excited for the bond we will be forming with one another. I highly, highly recommend jumping in and getting a copy of the next printing of these cards (just in thyme for Christmas!). They’re so unique and intuitive, and @tarotinthyme did an amazing job with them. I love them, and I feel so blessed to have them be a part of my spiritual life and work. We were meant to join forces – and what a powerful force these cards truly are…

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Have you had an opportunity to see and work with these cards? What’s your experience been like?! Share in the comments!

Blessings, Love&Light,
Cloud

The Hobbit Tarot Deck Review

Namaste,

At the Psychic Expo this weekend, I got a beautiful new deck of Tarot cards: The Hobbit Tarot. Those who know me well know that I am a big Hobbit/Lord of the Rings fan (in fact, I’m going to start the movie The Hobbit after writing this blog entry). It began in the sixth grade, when my teacher read The Hobbit to the class. In the seventh grade, LOTRs came out in theatres and a deeper infatuation started. I now have the Tree of Gondor tattooed on my side, over my ribs, as a representation of rebirth and of my love of the world that J.R.R. Tolkien created.

So, there was no doubt in my mind when I saw this deck, that I should take it home with me! (They also had another set there, The Lord of the Rings Tarot, which, if they didn’t look like Magic the Gathering cards and have descriptions at the bottom of each card – which I find distracting when I am interpreting cards for clients – then I may have also considered them.) And let me tell you, I am glad I did…

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As I usually do with decks, I had a day and night to imprint upon each card and slept with them near me, and so I will proceed with the ‘interview’ to get to know them.

What does the deck want me to know about it? – Five of Coins

This card shows the Dwarves deep in Mirkwood. The card is telling me that we all have to go out and get the things we need in life, which I am assuming is the deck indicating that it was needed as a member of my spiritual life. But if I am to know this deck truly, I must get over my fears in life – the deck might sometimes say things I may not want to hear. It will reveal to me my true needs and speak them to me. It will clear the trees that block out my light.

What card does the deck want me to see? – Ten of Cups

Another Mirkwood scene, only this one is where the Elven guard stands on watchful alert. But what you cannot see in this card, is that Biblo has slipped on the one ring, and passes him, without care…
This card is telling me that my bond with this deck will be an emotional commitment; we will build a family together, and we will find harmony with one another. Happiness is around the corner; the doorway is in front of me… This Deck. It may be small, but it should not go unnoticed. Our bond will bring me great joy.

What does the deck think of me? – Four of Wands

The companions are on their way to the Lonely Mountain, passing the River Running.
The deck is excited at the thought of our bond, and feels as though it will be a helping hand as I work towards being a part of something immense and great. The deck already feels valued by me, and believes me to be light-hearted and joyful. It encourages me to “let my hair down” or “take off my mask” and truly be my genuine self as I work with them.

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I was excited by these cards as soon as I opened them, and the reverse art just adds to the beauty of these cards. The cardstock quality is on the high end. They’re easy to shuffle, feel good to work with, and are just gosh-darn easy on the eyes. They are also quite nice to read, but more time, practice and varied reading will determine that a little more. I may fall in love very deeply with this set…

I also got a set of Archangel Michael Oracle Cards a few days ago, as they were on sale for 50% off – the set had been opened and one corner of one card has the image torn away. Big deal! How could I resist? They’re really outstandingly beautiful cards. I should probably do a review of them, too, but the night is drawing me in, and my eyes are getting heavy. Time to put on a movie, cuddle in bed, and get ready to say goodbye to the day.

I still haven’t received the MP3 recording of my reading at the Expo, but you can expect a post of the experience, in detail, when I do.

Blessings, Love&Light,
Cloud

Psychic Expo in Hamilton Ontario

Namaste,

I spent a good deal of time at the Hamilton Psychic Expo today. The energy was overwhelming; I actually found it to be quite suffocating. I’m still working on creating energy walls against energies I find intrusive.

There were a few moments where I actually felt dizzy from everyone reaching in, trying to read me. I *know* they were trying to read me, because I was reading doing it. And I *know* they were reading me, because I had many, many comments from many, many tables about my energy: “You are very easy to read,” “Wow, you feel strong,” “Are you a healer?” “You must be a healer.”

They weren’t wrong, but I didn’t ask to be read as I was walking by your table. I find it intrusive, and as energy-working folks, they should have known better: you ask before you step into that space and know someone that intimately.

I wanted to be read by someone, and I brought my mother along with me. My mother was asking me “who felt right” as we did the rounds, and one woman gave off a very strong, but very loving energy. I could feel my guides press upon me, as I often do, but not in an uncomfortable manner. I decided to go with her, and I was glad I did. I asked her for confirmation about my life path, about my spiritual journey, and she just confirmed what I was feeling in my spirit. It was a beautiful reading. She recorded it, and will be sending me the MP3 at some point, and when I get it and listen to it again, I will write about it all in more detail.

She started her reading by telling me she sees Scarabs. I was blown away… with my connection & love of Egypt, I was immediately “turned on” and ready to receive her messages. That was a clear message from my guides, ensuring this woman was for real.

At one point, I asked her for messages from my Spirit Guides and she looked at me, quite confused, and said, “Did you really just ask me that? You’re joking, right? You need to stop doubting yourself. You hear them, you see them, you feel them. I’m not getting in between that relationship you are building.” I laughed. And I also felt far more confident in my skills, my abilities, and my ongoing and ever-building relationship with my guides. It was a beautiful thing.

I left my business cards for Seeking Celestial Grace around the place and they disappeared almost instantly, so if you’re here because of coming across my card on a table at Crowne Plaza, you are meant to be here, we are meant to have a connection, and I’m happy you’re here. Explore, read, participate in the discussion, and reach out if you would like a reading or some guidance from me. You’ll find that my prices are quite low, and perhaps it may have you doubting my abilities, but feel free to have a look at my testimonials, and understand that this is not my primary income, but something I want to do because I know my purpose in this life is to help, and the assistance-karma is my true reward.

Love, Light & Blessings,
Cloud

Post Scriptum: I also bought a new deck – The Hobbit Tarot. I’m already in love… You can expect an interview with the deck, soon.

Spirit Guide Spread – Part Two

Namaste!

I did another Spirit Guide spread yesterday morning. I’ll be a little quicker with these results as I don’t have all the time in the world to type it up, and my last posting gives a good run-down of how the spread works.

Is my Spirit Guide male or female?
Knight of Staffs – I really thought this one would end up being female, but male took the dominant stage. The knight of staffs is passionate, has a strong energy, is explorative, a rebel and wanderer, and loves freedom (which totally sounds like a description of me! So maybe that’s why I thought the energy was one of a female!).

The personality of my spirit guide:
Countess of Swords- Cold and aloof, determined, forceful. Don’t look to this guide for gentle words, but look to this guide for strong opinions. He’s very intelligent, and can cut to the heart of every problem in my life.
Page of Coins – This card was used to describe my previous guide, as well. Meditative mind, careful, pragmatic, disciplined, high energy.
Knight of Cups – Romantic, charming, high spiritual aspirations, constantly questing, a dreamer (this card seems to contrast with the first, which makes me think that my guide is as emotional as I am!)

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Element associated with my guide:
Ace of Swords – I CANNOT MAKE THIS UP! Just like my dream, I met my guide NORTH and I met my guide EAST as the Ace of Swords is associated with the East! My mind is blown! The element is air, which explains my guide’s indecision with it’s personality – haha!

Three things my guide is here to show me:
The Hanged Man –Clarity of vision, balance, submission to things greater than myself, and personal sacrifice
Empress – Strength, my ruling passions, the feminine (there’s further explanation as to why this guide felt feminine to me!), and my wild nature!
Sun – happiness, enlightenment, kindness, glory and accomplishment

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What do I need to do to understand your guidance?
Six of Swords – I got the same card on the first draw with my other guide, too! This is a journey, I must listen to the messenger, I must be ready for periods of transition and always be ready to move to the next phase that I am being guided down.
Five of Coins – I may feel as though I’m “struggling to survive”, so I must be ready to toil, I must be determined, honest and ready for this relationship
Eight of Cups – Again, I must progress through uncertainty and be ready to separate from old paths, following my guide down the path that is best for me

Yet again, this reading has given my other guide much clarity, and I cannot believe I got North and East (in that order, as they introduced themselves to me in my dream) in my spreads. If I dream of any more guides, I can assure you I’ll be doing another reading!

Who is My Spirit Guide Spread

I decided to do the ‘Spirit Guide’ spread that I saw on Balance The Scale’s Blog in order to get a deeper understanding of the Guides I work with. I know I have more than one (two for sure, but I have a feeling there may be four energies present) and I wish to do this spread again and find out more about other Guides, but I wasn’t feeling great today and only got through one reading.

First, to do this reading, you separate the cards into Courts, Minors, Majors and Aces. You’ll get an idea of what pile of cards I use for each part of the reading!

Is my Spirit Guide a man or a woman? – Page of Cups
Dedicated life to study and learning, devoted, loyal, a keeper of secrets. Page usually reads as male, but some cards have them as male or female… This deck, it is represented by a male, and I understand the guide to be a male (which is further confirmed later in the reading).

What 3 personality traits does my Spirit Guide have?
Countess of Staffs -Creative, virtuous, charming, loves to get their way, sometimes overwhelming
Countess of Coins – Generous, gracious, sincere, someone who gives a feeling of security and makes you feel safe
Page of Coins – meditative mind, careful, pragmatic, disciplined, high energy

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I am lead to believe that when I am feeling my strongest vibrations, it is the energy of this particular guide that I am feeling. The energy of my guides can often be overwhelming, and I can see that this particular one would always want to be heard! And it’s usually the most overwhelming feelings that lead me to be most creative or productive, so it makes a lot of sense.

What element is my Spirit Guide associated with? – Ace of Coins
Coins are associated with the Earth element, which is actually tied with the compass location of NORTH! I am not sure if you read about the dream I had a few days ago, but I dreamt my guides came to me (two of them as deer) to tell me their names were NORTH and EAST. In my dream, North was the male energy present! This element is associated with winter, and the following astrological signs: Taurus/Virgo/Capricorn. My Twin Flame is a Virgo.

What 3 things are you here to show me?
Holy Fool – Divine Awareness! Play havoc with the ordered world, challenge set patterns of existence, knock down walls we build around ourselves
Fortitude  – Strength, courage, endurance, authority, calm determination, patience. Mastery of self! Taming of the wilder elements of our consciousness to access our personal power.
Tower – A break down of old ways, wake-up calls, being aware of dissolution, being ready for sudden change

I’ve got to say, I do have a guide in my life who, when I’m impacted by their presence, leads me immediately into impulsive and sudden change, inspiration and ready to take on the world. I am honoured by the presence of this Spirit Guide…

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What do I need to understand in order to help my Spirit Guide help me?
Six of Swords – This is a journey, I must listen to the messenger, I must be ready for periods of transition and always be ready to move to the next phase that I am being guided down.
Eight of Coins – Hard work is expected of me, commitment to my Spirit Guide and my journey is necessary, I must be creative and see our relationship as Apprentice to Master.
Two of Staffs – I must be constantly seeking to uncover the next steps on my journey, I must allow for inspiration and “ah-ha” moments from the universe; this inspiration will come from a supernatural source (my guide) and I should intuitively listen to them.

I absolutely loved doing this reading! I cannot wait to try it again and read more of the other Spirit Guides present in my life. I am going to meditate on this connection and try and strengthen our bond, now that I know more about this male energy present in my life.

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Yesterday, I went to the Ancaster Gem Show and my favourite metaphysical shop, Akasha’s Den, and got a few rock goodies.

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I was drawn to the white quartz in the corner because it’s a Window Quartz. I was talking by and my eye instantly looked inside the window. I was captivated. I felt the push from my guides that I needed to own it. I looked it up on my phone and noticed that it is often referred to as a “Seer Stone”… my Developing Your Psychic Abilities book has asked that I keep an eye out for a Seer Stone to make a presence in my life! Well — here is was!

I also got that black piece of Shungite. Let me tell you… initially, I walked by this Shungite booth, not pulled in to it because I’m not often drawn to black stones. But I decided to have another look on my second go-around and I thought to hold one. I was BLOWN AWAY. The vibrations in my hand were absolutely INSANE. I had to have a piece to bring home with me. I recommend looking up the stone which has a very interesting chemical compound, unlike any other rock in the universe. I purchased the piece from Shungite Canada and I think I’ll keep an eye on maybe purchasing more of these stones. I have never felt a vibration like that in all my life. I am feeling a bond with the stone already, and I’m excited to see where it will take me.

Alas, it’s quite late for a work night, and I’m not feeling 100%, so I should head off.
There is much more I wish I could talk about, and more readings I wish I felt drawn to do, but I need to listen to my body.

Blessings, Love&Light, kind reader!
Cloud

 

Messenger Oracle Review

Shalom and good evening!

If you follow me on Instagram (@seekingcelestialgrace) you might have noticed that I acquired a gorgeous new oracle deck, just in time for the outstanding Blood Supermoon Lunar Eclipse we had last night.

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Tonight, I did a very brief interview with the deck, as I don’t feel that we have completely imprinted on one another yet but I am already in love with the way it reads, its imagery and its messages (with all these new oracle decks, I might have to switch up my available options for client readings!).

What does the deck want me to know about it? HAVE COURAGE
It’s interesting that the deck should show me this card first when I was just recently speaking of the dreams I used to have as a child where I was running from a giant lion (who I believe might actually be one of my spirit guides). The oracle wants me to know that I am not alone anymore. Gaia and The Great Spirit are with me along my journey and have brought these messages into my life for good reason and divine guidance. They’re here for me now.

What card do you want me to see? SEEK THE LESSON
Again, the deck shows me another animal symbol that I have always felt connected go, perhaps clarifying to me that my guides are truly with me and are communicating through this deck. I really feel the high energy radiating from this deck; I am feeling the love!
This particular card speaks to seeking wisdom in unknown places, and acknowledging the different forms and roles our spirit teachers take. Everything is connected, and I think this deck is emphasizing to me what a divine connection we will have!

What does the deck think about me? REVEAL YOUR TRUTH
The oracle wants me to cast aside the mask that hides my truth, that hides my light. It believes I possess magick and wisdom and I hide it under the normal that so many ask me to be… And this isn’t far from the truth. I have a role to play in society and I play it well. But maybe I shouldn’t hide so much of me. Maybe I’m preventing my own growth this way…

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This deck is outstanding. It’s so beautiful. And I’m really starting to feel our bond. The more I read with it, imprint upon it, the more our relationship will grow. I have been blessed with two other-worldly oracle decks as of late and I cannot express how much love flows from my heart in gratitude to the universe for helping me find them when I didn’t expect to.

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Have you come across any amazing oracle decks lately? Or tarot decks?

Before I sign off for the night, I’m asking that you please send prayers and positive affirmations for my friend’s husband Paul. I would be most grateful for any blessings you send his way.

Blessings, love&light!
Cloud

Dreams & Spirit Animals

Namaste,

Last night I had the most curious dream… I was standing in the middle of a forest (it was like a wide open plain in the centre of the forest… encircled by trees) and I was meditating on the thought that I wanted to be shown my Spirit Guides. Two deer emerged from the trees and walked right up to me. They rubbed up against me. I asked them if they were my Spirit Guides and they nodded. I asked them their names and they mentally conveyed that they were named North (the male said he was North) and East (the female told me she was East). I hugged them and they gave me a deep sense of comfort. In my dream, I was sobbing and I woke up just as emotional.

I had gone to bed the night before asking my Archangels if they would please allow me to dream of my guides and remember them. I shared this dream on Instagram and had someone tell me that they truly are my Animal Guides, and will now remain with me on the physical plane, and that I could call upon them and they will manifest, at all times.

I truly did not expect my Spirit Animals to be deer! I went to the book shop tonight and was looking at various Animal Spirit Guide books for information about Deer and I found this:
In the Solar System, they are represented by the Sun.
Their number is 7 (one of my lucky numbers since I was a child).
Their magical association are Fairies (which I have been drawn too since I was a child).
They activate and awaken new adventures.
They are gentle, graceful, represent clarity and peace. They also represent rebirth (I have many tattoos symbolizing rebirth). They’re sensitive and highly spiritual, and are very wise.
A doe has powers in communication, enchantment and achieving goals.
A stag has knowledge, brings messages and omens from the other world, proposes quests, also represent rebirth and shamanic work.


I always thought my Spirit Animals would be a lion or a canine (wolf or dog), as those are animals I’ve felt the pull towards since I was a child. In fact, I had a re-occurring dream about being chased through a castle by a lion that was as tall as the walls. He was huge. I would have this dream about once a week, and despite how fearful I felt in the dream, running from the lion, I still had an unmistakable love and adoration for the wild feline. Could he have also been my Spirit Animal? Why would he frighten me? Or was he just trying to get my attention?

I feel that if my Spirit Guides are named North and East, I must have another pair called South and West! Should I just ask that they show themselves in my dreams, again? Or does anyone have any suggestions for contacting/making a connection with their Spirit Animals? Please share in the comments!


On a different note, I’m currently in the process of letting my spell in dedication of Archangel Michael on his Feast Day settle until I have to get back to it and complete it. And I am definitely looking forward to the Full Moon tomorrow and the spell casting to go along with it! I am planning on cooking up some Lunar Elixirs for this moon cycle, I just need to gather the essential oils, the herbs and the stones necessary. I’ve never done anything like it before and I’m very excited to try my hand at elixirs! Have you ever made one for a new moon or full moon cycle?

I am noticing the positive effects of many spells that I have cast over the last little while, and I’m so grateful to my guides, to the Archangels, to the universe, to the Great Spirit, for working along with me and allowing all this positivity to manifest in my life. I am truly blessed!

Blessings, Love&Light,
Cloud xo

Book of Shadows

Namaste, folks!

I had someone on Instagram comment on my video of my Book of Shadows that they loved what I’ve begun to put together, always wanted to do one, themselves, but that they had no idea where to begin. And thus, this blog post was inspired! (Thank you, beautiful goddess!)

First, what is a Book of Shadows?
While a BoS is usually a text that is used by Wicca or Pagan individuals, it’s basically a collection of important spiritual writings or information that guide one’s practice or collects many sources in one easy-to-use text, for quick access. Instead of buying a BoS at a book store, compiling one turns the text into an immensely personal object and something that can be passed down to generations if you so choose. It also becomes alive as it is ever-changing (you can add things or take away things as you see fit).

How could it be made?
Some people just buy a lovely notebook and it becomes the place within which they collect their thoughts, ideas, and collection of spiritual information, but mine was made a bit differently.

I took a binder (easy to add and remove pages in a binder!) and I used Mod Podge to cover the front and back of the plastic. I then layered on brown tissue that I had crumbled up to give the book texture. I even folded some tissue paper and made a fake “binding” look on the spine of the binder. I used alphabet stickers to label my BoS and added a bit more texture and design with a dry brush and some tan paint.

I am using protective binder sheets within my BoS so that my pages can easily be moved around and organized as I see fit. I’m using pretty page labels on the edges so that I can quickly access the information that is important to me. And I am designing all of my pages on scrapbook paper that I cut and slip into the protective plastic when I am done.

It’s simple, easy to use, easy to change around, and it’s lovely to look at which is always a bonus!

But how do I start? What pages do I need in here?
The easiest way to begin compiling your BoS is to start with the most important pages of your text and the inspiration for the rest will follow.
The first pages of your BoS should have:
An authorship (made by, on what date) and dedication page (the gods/goddesses/spirits you worship/dedicate this text to)
A page that states the law of your coven (if you’re in one) or of your spirit (things you abide to within your spiritual practice)

From there, the rest will follow. But in case the inspiration doesn’t flow naturally, here are some ideas of what you can put in your BoS:
– spells
– important tarot spreads or info
– numerology info
– astrological info
– elemental info
– herbology info
– the wheel of the year
– information about gods/goddesses/spirits/other
– memorable dreams you had
– moments of intuition
– making notes of synchronicity in your life
– chakra info
– your favourite yoga poses
And there are so many more possibilities you can role with!

This text is immensely personal and need not be fancy, but it does help to create a bond with yourself, your spirit, the Great Spirit, and your practice in a way I cannot explain in a blog post. I highly recommend it for all spiritual individuals out there, looking to make their lives just a little more sacred!

Please share photos of your Books of Shadows if you make one/have one!

Blessings, Love&Light!
Cloud

Equinox in Tune

Blessings! Namaste! 

As you may have read in my previous posts, I’m in the middle of the forest on an overnight trip with students and while I was dreading it, it’s the time I get alone that make the experience so valuable to me. 

I took a solitary walk on the grounds, which are South Algonquin and are absolutely beautiful. While I was walking, a frog made himself known and I had a moment with him. Then, when I was walking along, wondering what my spirit animal might be, a rabbit walked right in front of me, crossing my path, looking at me but knowing I wasn’t a threat. Later along this solitary walk, I was contemplating for a sign about my spirit animal, again, and I heard movement in the bushes around me. Again, a rabbit stepped out, right in front of me, this time running as if to say, “catch me if you can!” I never imagined that my spirit animal could be a rabbit. I have always been drawn to wolves, owls, and lions… How can I know for sure, what my totem friends look like? Can anyone help with this? 

The starry sky was outstanding; so clear, so beautiful, and the crisp air made the experience so magical. I love Autumn and I love being up North. It’s the only place in Canada that really feels like home. 

I also retired to bed a bit early in order that I could do an Autumn Equinox spell. Setting my intentions for the new season – my favourite season – is very important to me. Making time for sacred moments on such a special night was absolutely necessary to me. 

  
This trip is teaching me patience, better understanding of the adolescent mind, and it’s allowing me the time I so desperately have been guided to spend in nature, where I belong. I’m grateful for this opportunity, regardless of how exhausting it is. 

Goodnight, beauties. 

Cloud