Thursday, January 29, 2009

Sacred Visit from the Ancient Ones

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Before I went to bed last night I followed my usual routine. I climbed in bed with two of my favorite crystals. I always sleep with a crystal or two tucked away in my pillow or one in my hand. Both crystals are quartz based and have different properties. However that is irrelevant to this blog post. The only thing I did differently last night was ask for prophetic dreams. Usually I ask nothing and simply accept my dream state for another reality. I felt this overwhelming urge to ask for this, knowing I would indeed receive.

I slept soundly the whole night through. Not one single noise awoke the deep sleep and comfort I was experiencing. Upon waking up I still had all the fresh memories of the dream state still available for me to record.

The ancient ones, our ancestors are always here waiting and willing to guide us in the directions we seek. They have all memories of our present and past lives, as do we have their memories. This was part of my dream last night.

I was taken to the 'Hunting Ground', a sacred place for healing, rituals and meditation. I was brought to this place that is here in our world but veiled by our current state of consciousness. The ancestors lifted this scared veil for me last night to see all that I seek and ask for. There was much I was not prepared for and did not want to accept. However I was told that nothing is written in stone for our future. I worried of the dismay and destruction I was showed. I was reassured once again that this was only a possible outcome and one of many that could take place.

As I began to feel a small amount of fear inside my soul, I was taken aside by an elderly man. He was strong, large and had thick, dark and aged skin. Though he seemed to be an elder you could see his warrior spirit inside glowing with youth. This man that was once a tribal leader, shaman and medicine man offered me a stick of herbs. The herbs of mugwart and sage were rolled tightly and bound in a damp cloth. As we sat in the earth cavern he began to speak in a language I was not familiar with. He leaned toward the burning fire of warmth and ignited the stick of herbs. He began with a circular motion over my head and continued by my face so I could breath in the sacred smoke from the herbs. As he did this I began to understand the blessings and words he was speaking. My mind and memories were opening up to allow the knowledge to once again come forward and be useful. The old warrior took the burning herbs and placed them upon my naked chest. I was nude as one must be in their pure state when experiencing or becoming awakened. As the man burned my chest bone I began to feel a large sensation of heat and it began to burn slightly. Just as I felt the onset of pain the stick was removed. The elder then placed his right hand upon the area of my chest. When he did this you could physically see the intense energy flowing from the universe through him and then extended out and into me. I felt this wave of love, gratitude, humiliation, faith, anger, pain, grief, happiness and joy overcome me. The man placed his left hand on my back, directly behind his other hand. He guided my body down to a laying position on a bed of fur. I closed my eyes and then the memories, visions and all that is and was was brought back to my consciousness. I must have been out for what seemed like hours.

When I awoke the man was still there along with an entire tribe of everyone who had ever passed from this world that had at one time been involved in my life either current or past. Each spirit/ancestor had brought me a gift to take back to the world I would once again awaken in. My great grandmother brought me the coat of a wolf. She placed it over me as I stood tall. "You have the agility and keen sense of the wolf spirit." she said softly as she placed the fur over my shoulders and touched her right hand to my heart. A little boy approached me next. Tough he was small I could see the thousands of years of wisdom buried deep within his eyes. Another fur was laid upon my body. It stood tall and mighty above me. The boy softy spoke, "Bear will assist you in all your battles. She is strong and a great protector." Another woman began to approach me. her long white hair braided behind her and her dark skin glowed in the light from the flickering flames. She came forward and offered me the feathers of a hawk. "Take these feathers with you for your journeys will be long. The hawk will allow you to see high above and give you advanced sight when something isn't right." she spoke firmly but with love in her voice. A teenage looking boy approached me with the shell of a turtle and he spoke aloud, "You have the compassion and peace of the turtle spirit. You can observe and teach through his calming and compassionate ways." More ancestors began to appear, all of them bringing some form of gift or offering. There were more furs and feathers, stones and crystals, wood instruments and tools. All of the gifts had a special purpose, property and meaning. Each item would need to be used in the upcoming sunrises and sunsets.

I had received all the gifts of meaning, I once again sat alone with the elderly man in the fire lit cave. He placed both hands on my head. His palms were hot and his thumbs rolled down the front of my face and over my eyes. He held is hands there for quite some time. I could feel the heat radiating throughout my entire core of existence. As I sat there with my eyes closed I was given the view of my true self. I was an old woman, similar to this elderly man. I looked much like him with my dark skin and wrinkled lines around my eyes. I had silver hair that fell down my back and the most intense dark eyes I had ever seen. The warrior showed me my true light and the life I originally was. He assured me this; my body was just a shell for this world and the old woman was who I had always been and would always be. I am her knowledge, her spirit, her love and thought. I am the creators of my ancestors just as they are the creators of me.

I then awoke from the hours of dreaming and visualization. I felt well rested and full of life. The warm sensation of the warriors hand upon my heart is still present. I feel the spirit now more than ever in my life and know it resides within me as I am one with it. I knew upon awakening there was great reason and meaning to this dream. I know what the mission/journey is now and I thank the ancestors for their visit and knowledge. Their reassurance and teachings couldn't have come at a better time.

There is much more detail to this story. I remember all the gifts that were given, including the pouch of sacred herbs and stones. I remember what I am to do with them and the purposes they serve. Thank you ancestors, thank you god/goddess/creator/spirit and what is. Thank you me as I am one with.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Let's Plant a BILLION Trees!

One dollar, one tree, one planet.

We can plant a Billion Trees! Want to help me in this journey? Click the widget above from the Nature Conservancy. My goal is to plant up to 1,000 sacred trees with the help of others. I have purchased the planting of 3 trees at $1.00 each. For $1.00 I can help a sacred and ancient rain forest from destruction and add new life. You can too with just a click of your mouse. Thank you in advance on myself, the trees and the Nature Conservancy.

Namaste,
Rev. Rainbow Tree
Kandice Thompson

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

You're Never to Old to Draw

I decided to finally try out a program I had purchased for my mac nearly a year ago. The Corel Painter Essentials program for Mac along with a digital pad and pen allow me to create just about anything. This is the first image I have created with the program. I started it yesterday and finished it today. It's the same as a painting in all aspects except this one is digital. I used the digital pad and pen and watched my painting appear on the screen. Now I am kicking myself for not checking the program out earlier on. :-) I can't wait to see the other possibilities and graphic editing I can do now once I get used to it. Hope you enjoy the butterfly and flower painting. In a day or two I will update the Free MySpace Web Graphics on my Giving Earth website. I'll be sure to add this one and maybe a few new ones.

Don't forget.... The Kitty Cat Caption Contest is still going on! One lucky winner will receive a hefty gift of organic teas, meditation balls, a crystal, framed photography and much more!!! Be sure to check my past blog archives for such postings as this one. Give-A-Way/Contest Winnings shown below:

It's a Choice we Choose to Make

I guess I see the simplicity in most of life. I may have only been here a short time in this shell of a body, but the cellular memories are still within. Life has tossed me a fair share of dis-eases and ailments since I was a child. Through mono, two different cancers and their treatments to C-diff and Crypto and everything in between, I have managed to survive and become a better person because of them. I choose to live & love for today instead of dwelling on what was or what could be. Death has been close too many times to count, and I know one day she will come again. I do not fear her for I have done nothing that would cause judgment.

To me life and all that is given to us, be it negative or positive is simply a choice. Everything is a choice of free will. I can choose to view a situation as negative or I can choose to view it as a temporary thing, knowing it will soon pass. I've learned that if it had not been for many of the so called negative aspects of my life, I couldn't have fully experienced and enjoyed the positive parts. Not only that, but some of the positive could have never of been had the negative not taken place. I hope I am not losing you here. ;-)

To state it simply... I see the simplicity in life. I give thought to matters but I refrain from allowing them to consume, control or manipulate any part of my life. My life is just that, my life. I can choose to let the judgment of others affect me personally or even physically. I can also choose not to allow their harsh words or scare tactics to affect me in any shape, way or form. It really is that simple. I do live in the now, this very moment. I don't worry about what tomorrow may bring. In my mind tomorrow is already here and is going in perfect harmony with how it should be. I am the creator of my own destiny and how I view my life, my happiness and my physical state of emotional and mental health. I am in control of my thoughts and subconscious.

I can choose to make a trip 5 miles away for a cold fountain drink or I can choose to use my consciousness which results in knowing how harmful as a whole that action would have been. Had I choose to start the car, warmed it up in the cold weather, drove five miles, purchased a cold drink and drove home, what would the reaction have been? I consider my carbon footprint a large part of my spirituality. I am living within Mother Earth so I feel it only respectable to treat her as I would want to be treated. Therefor I make a conscious decision to stay home, make a pot of fresh organic and fair trade tea over ice. Tastes better, costs less and requires no ill actions for our Mother Earth. It's a win-win. I know I can't force others to change their ill and unconscious actions, but I do wish they would give more conscious thoughts to their "I have to have it now!" attitudes and demands. There are lots of things I want and wish to have, but some are just wrong in my eyes because of their ripple effect on the environment or humanity. I see the small trips to town as harmful. One trip, once a week at the most for groceries is enough. We only make a trip once every two weeks, buy in bulk and that's that. Saves gas, money, time, carbon foot print, etc.

I chose a path of love, life and gratitude. I promised myself and my creator that I would 'do no harm' on any scale. This can make some aspects of life difficult and no, I'll never fully be able to achieve my promise. In the eyes of my creator I am doing a fine job of trying but she would prefer I had no electric lines to my house, no battery sucking vampires, microwaves and several items of modern technology. Not that all technology is bad, but some is extremely harmful t us and the planet as a whole.

I choose to love all creation as my universal family. Even those who choose to dislike my ways of life or me personally. Every element is my sister or brother. Yes, I hug the trees, speak to the birds and blades of grass. I talk to the clouds and kiss the snow. They are my family and I love every part of them. I am one with the four legged and feathered family. They know they can always find refuge here or where I am. I'll never forget the deer dance one night driving home. I had dreamed of a deer walking through the woods guiding me. The next night on our way home a deer pranced along the road following us at least 3 or more miles as we made our way in the drive of the house. She returned her visits in my dreams for quite some time. She brought me peace and comfort when I was dealing with my kidneys and other vital organs shutting down. I danced with her in my visions and knew she would be waiting for me on the other side if I could not pull through.

Some of my feelings have rubbed off on my daughter. She came home from school the other day to tell me she would prefer to be home schooled or attend an internet school like ECOT. I was kind of shocked and persisted to ask her why. She responded by telling me she couldn't stand the drama and attitudes of many others. She continued speaking and describing to me the many girls that cried daily and threatened to end their lives over a 24 hour boyfriend or because their mom didn't let them have a new game. She listens to kids speaking illy on their parents behalf. Some wish theirs were dead all becasue they didn't get their way or an item they wanted. She knows what it is like to nearly lose a mother. She is real and she doesn't understand why the children at her junior high feed the situation and manipulate others. I hate to tell her that it doesn't end in junior high or high school. I see elders way older than me that have never learned the golden rule or to truly love and live. They don't understand gratitude, let alone humiliation and acceptance. You don't know what tomorrow holds and if that person will still be here in the flesh. I have taught Destiny to treasure each memory and moment, especially the simple ones that others would dismiss or maybe not notice. I see this in her now that she is experiencing the drama of her peers. I haven't decided what to do yet about the ordeal. I would like her to be schooled via internet as I have many conflicts with the teaching practices of public schools in general (especially about our history and the native people to this land). I find a social experience good for her but maybe I should seek a different social environment. There are many groups in the central and surrounding areas of ohio that offer events and trips for those not in public schooling. Many are like myself, we have issues with the system in some shape or form. It's a lot to think about and I will be consulting my ancestors for guidance and advice in the next few days.

No matter what day it is or how 'bad' or 'good' things may appear to others on the outside, I always know everything is and will be good if not better than that. Tomorrow is always a new day, the next minute is new and so I focus on that minute or the minute I am in verses any unneeded distractions. I have this incredible gift given to me from the universe called Free Will. It allows me to make all the choices both negative and positive. Everything we do from the second we wake up in the morning to the time before we sleep has a ripple effect. This includes our thoughts and actions with and for all things.

I choose to live and love for and of all things. I choose to not see the faults of others as they would only be my opinions and nothing more. I choose to create a joyful experience for myself and family. I choose to walk a light carbon footprint in this world. I choose to acknowledge the beauty of this planet we call our Mother Earth. I choose to love all creation in existence and treat it with respect and compassion. I sometimes choose to own fault when no one is to blame. It's my choice, my free will. I simply choose to do no harm and love as if today were my last day on earth. I choose to love and accept my self for who I am. I choose to value and reflect on the simple and little things in life. I choose to create my own path through this world. And I love this wonderful path that leads to so many great place! :-)

me @ Ancient Serpent Mound & Meteor Impact Site (approx. 20,000+ years old)

Oracle Message from the Fairies 1/27/09

Title: Enchanted Fairy Ring ~ Image copyright © Rainbow Tree (aka Kandice Thompson)

From time to time the Fairy folk feel a need to speak a message for those that want to listen. Each week I do an Oracle Reading with the Fairies to ask their guidance and opinions on life in general. I do this for myself and anyone else who wants to listen or read.

The message received this week encourages us to be honest with all aspects of life and ones inner thoughts. The direct message is "Be Honest with yourself".

Have you felt ill lately? Angy, depressed or irritable even? All of these are symptoms that arise within our core of existence when we are dishonest with ourselves. The fairies feel you are hiding your true emotions and feelings about a situation or important topic. You are urged to admit your true feelings to yourself. The fairies are not asking you to make life altering decisions or changes. They are not even requesting, nor do they wish to see any form of confrontation with another person. However, the fairies are urging you to admit your true feelings to yourself so you may find the ease and relief you seek.

An easy way to get in touch with your true feelings and inner self is by going outside and being in the elements of nature. Go outside and engage in a quiet conversation with the fairy realm that resides in the trees, tall grasses, flowers and near water. Many folks can not yet see or hear the fairies and their realm. Even if you don't experience their existence during this time, they are still there listening to your conversation and thoughts you are projecting. Ask the fairies to assist you with getting in touch with your deepest feelings. The fairies are more than capable and enjoy showing us humans a mirror of our true reflection and feelings. They can see the truth in all things.

The fairies feel you should write or verbally aloud repeat the following affirmation daily:
I am safe to be honest with myself an all others. I speak truth with love and gratitude.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Cleansing of the Soul & Spirit ~ Ritual & Meditation



Spring and/or any time during or after a New Moon is when new life, emotions, feelings, etc. take place. I know most people do 'Spring Cleaning' around the house, but what about cleansing your soul? I did my own personal rituals the last couple of years with two versions, one for myself and the other for my vegan friends.

Cleansing your spirit or soul is just as important, even possibly more so than cleaning your home! There are things in your life that have been building up, clutter in the brain so to speak. It may even be affecting you by little illnesses, allergies, loss of sleep, irritability and/or a variety of other ways. You may not even realize that your soul/spirit needs cleansing... but it does! I promise you'll feel better both mentally and possibly physically after taking the little time to try this Soul & Spirit Cleansing yourself.

I personally recommend using both of the cleansing techniques I am providing for the fullest affect. I understand some people have a vegan lifestyle and the one is not appropriate. For my vegan friends, please just read the first option for Cleansing of the Spirit & Soul.

Cleansing of the Spirit & Soul - Option #1:

You will need the following supplies:
1 piece of white paper (preferably recycled)
pencil (no ink unless it's soy)
scissors
access to a creek, stream, river, pond or lake

Take the paper and fold it in half (either way). Cut an oval to form an egg when the paper is opened. An egg is symbolic of life, birth and new beginnings. While or where it is quiet, write down the on the paper with your pencil the thoughts of things you no longer wish. If you have an illness, write something along the lines of "relief" or "healthy" on the paper. If you have debt, write the word "financial freedom" on the paper. You can be more specific, the more detailed the better! If you are hoping to pay off your vehicle early, write something like, "free car or truck".

The biggest thing you want to remember is to keep it 100% positive. If you write something along the lines of "in debt" then you are simply reaffirming that you are in debt instead of letting it go and knowing it will all be okay in the grand scheme of life. Write as much as you can on one side of the egg shaped paper and be very specific! Don't ask, affirm that you have already received it. "Found the love of my Life" , "Received new job", "Retired from career", "Replaced siding/windows on home", "remodeled living room", "donated $100.00 to charity", "provided family with clean energy", "converted our car to electric". Portray this as if you have already received. This is truly the key to manifestation and the law of attraction.

You may place such things on the papers as a quiet meditation, self healing, acceptance and personal growth. Be specific as you can for what you are implying the affirmations to.

Last year I wrote such things as "Emotional Well Being", "tolerate of all religions", "plentiful harvesting season", "capable of walking up and down steps", "limitless imagination" and the list goes on. My paper was full! It was full of things I wished to manifest and things I wished to let go of my life. A year later I no longer have the stair lift on our steps leading to the bedroom. I can now walk up and down the steps with little to no help.

Once you have your egg shaped paper all filled out, fold it as to not see the writing at all. While standing around water, be it a pond, running stream or lake, envision all of the positive things your soul and spirit needs to cleanse. The bad/negative aspects of your life washing away to be filled by positive affirmations and good vibes. Close your eyes, take several deep breaths and know it will be and any negative shall or already has passed. Toss your folded up paper into the water. The paper and your writings are now submitted into the universal flow of energy. Once again, know in your heart and mind you have willed it. Say thank you, with meaning and walk away.


Cleansing of the Spirit & Soul - Option #2:

You will need the following supplies:
A pan of water
Salt
1tsp vinegar
1 uncooked egg
2 cups of ice

The same principal applies to this option as above. Place salt, vinegar and the uncooked egg into a pan of water on your stove. On medium high heat, cook the egg for approx. 15-25 minutes, depending on how long it takes to boil. While the egg is in the water cooking, say aloud affirmations and positive thoughts as mentioned above in option 1. Instead of writing on a paper, you are verbally commenting on the physical egg cooking in the pot of water. Make sure you focus on the water and egg when saying your affirmations aloud verses writing them down like option 1 above.

When the egg is fully cooked, remove it from the hot water. Place egg in 2 cups of ice to cool. When all the ice has melted, remove the egg and peal it. Sit down where you are most comfortable and where it is the quietest. In your mind reflect on all the thoughts you verbally spoke to the egg while it was cooking. Look at the egg, pick it up with your fingers and study its shape. Envision each little spot you see as one of your thoughts for this spirit and soul cleansing. Thank the egg out loud for its sacrifice. Slowly, bite by bite eat the egg. With every bite another positive affirmation, new beginning or end of the old. When you are finished thank the egg once more as you acknowledge it has been absorbed into your body and shall pass through releasing all its universal energy. Once again, know in your heart and mind you have willed it. Say thank you, with meaning and walk away.

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I hope you enjoy this simple and effective cleansing for the Spirit & Soul. This is something I have done myself. It was just one of those universal ideas that we get from time to time. Please feel free to pass it on to your friends & family. This cleansing can be practiced in large groups as well. Large groups are helpful and effective for global healing!

Wishing you a week filled with good vibes and conscious thinking. Please do no harm in all you do! Have a blessed day and week my friends!

Namaste,
Reverend & Shaman Kandice Thompson
(aka) Rainbow Tree

Weekly LUNAR Reading & MAGICAL Attributes: January 26th - February 1st

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Todays Date: Monday, January 26th, 2009

Moon Phase:
Waning - NEW Moon: 0% of Full (next Full Moon: February 9th)

Moon's Place Today:
Aquarius

Weekly Lunar Reading:


Tonight's New Moon is also bringing the first of no less than six eclipses this year. This solar eclipse (occurring at 2:55am Monday, Eastern time, 11:55pm, Pacific time) will primarily be visible from the Indian Ocean, but as you probably know, visible or not, eclipses are powerful energizers and we will all be feeling this one for a long time.

The energy in the air is interesting to say the least. There is an abundance of energy flowing through the universe from this eclipse and the ones that follow. Life as a whole may begin to alter in a new direction from they way we currently know it. There is much negativity still lingering in in the universe. We are contributors in many ways even though it may be subconsciously. This series of eclipses is offering you a time to reflect on your own lifestyle, your choices and what you wish to manifest or destroy depending on your thoughts and how you project them. For many they have a repetitive pattern that seems to always land them in a situation of control, drama or manipulation. They feed and rely on others for their happiness and dream making abilities. The pattern needs to be broke as soon as possible. There can be no change until the doers see the harm they have caused physically,emotionally,financially or environmentally.

There is much light work to be done in your personal life and the global community you are connected to. Most likely you have been feeling a call to get back to some sort of spirituality, prayer or faith for humanity and the planet in general. Regardless of religions or spiritual status, prayer is essential in our daily lives. It connects us with what is, even if we don't all agree on what it is. Prayer in general has scientifically and spiritually been proven to be effective, especially when prayer or meditation was done in large numbers or groups. The urge you are feeling is most likely caused by a lack of connection to any one feeling or emotion. We all need some sort of hope, even though we are the answer to all of our prayers. The practice of praying in a meditation form of 'knowing' that said person is healed verse begging for relief and reaffirming the dis-ease or suffering, is the approach that needs to be taken. We are creators of our own destiny, we manifest and have unlimited access to the laws of attraction. Use your spiritual self and your consciousness to evolve and prepare for tomorrow. You are a vessel of creation, love and gratitude. Shine your light for the world!


For the Magic Doers & Light Workers:

If your emotions and sensitivities have been a little out of control then you are in need of a good grounding and meditation. During this month and the eclipse you should consider cleansing your self spiritually. I would highly recommend doing the same with your home and accumulated items. A good smudging of sweeping of the corners is in need to rid any residual energy. For a personal body cleansing of the spirit try my Cleansing Bath Ritual I posted earlier on.

Many of us Spring Clean our homes, we rid ourselves of the old, have garage and yard sales and so on. Little attention do we pay to ourselves and the balance we carry each and every day. Later today I will be posting two of my Cleansing of the Soul & Spirit rituals and meditations for you. These will aid in your abilities to focus on what you see as important, your creative blocks and potential manifestations.

Most of the universal light workers have been feeling depressed and drained the past few weeks. It is all some of them can do from allowing an illness or dis-ease to set in from stress and unbalanced energies. Though most of this energy is not coming from them it is simply absorbed because of their sensitivity to the spiritual, emotional and environmental world they reside in. Their earth bound bodies have little tolerance for such drama and unconscious acts that are made around the world. The rest of humanity has never understood these beings of light and their eclectic lifestyles, but a new acceptance is about to take form so they can teach others of the past and the truths of today.

You are urged to listen to your cosmic voice this week more than ever. The answers you have been seeking are on the verge of being released through your own consciousness. Allow your thoughts to flow and focus on what you want to project and not what you fear may happen. We must learn to release before we can accept. Release what needs releasing so you have room for more collective and conscious thoughts.

Rainbow Tree's ~ New Moon Blessing
Pray to the moon when when only her aura is seen.
Though I can not see her body I know she still gleams.
Her beauty though shadowed is still bright.
She brings me renewal with this sacred light.
New energy and light for tomorrow.
I will be released of any remaining sorrow.
Pray to the moon when only her aura is seen.
Only a sliver of her beauty and powers do gleam.
I thank the moon and the moon thanks me.
I connect with all that is, even the lone standing tree.
It is time for Luna to set my spirit free.
Tomorrow I will begin a new way to see.
So mote it be.


Your Mission for this week:


If you're feeling like a caged or suppressed animal then go ahead and break out of the bars or box that binds you. They are just visuals created by your subconscious or others words to discourage you. You are a limitless vessel of love and light. You have the capabilities to illuminate the world with your inner beauty and peaceful thoughts. Seek only the good in others this week. Look past any of their faults as their faults are only faults to you and not others. Your judgments tend to be frowned upon by the universal love and energy that connects us all. View each life form as your own blood, that you must love, nurture and tend to. We are all children of this planet we call Mother Earth. Make it your mission this week to treat her and ALL her children, especially those unknown or unmet with love and gratitude.

Feel free to come back to the blog and post how you spent your day. Share your happenings with fellow readers. :-)

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Friday, January 23, 2009

Spreading Universal Love as a Shaman or Reverend

Reverend & Shaman
Kandice L. Thompson
Friday the 23rd of January 2009

I, Kandice L. Thompson (aka Rainbow Tree) am now a legally ordained minister for life as of Friday the 23rd of January 2009.

From this day forward, I am entitled to all of the rights of an ordained minister, shaman and priestess. I have the privilege to perform marriages, baptisms, and all other ceremonies and rituals for many faiths and religions.
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Just wanted to share the wonderful news with all of you. I've already done personal & home blessings, oracle readings, cleansing of the auras and so on. I've studied the many different religions from Buddhism to the Tao, ancient Druid ways and teachings, Wiccan magic and Pagan paths. I don't hold any one religion higher than the other. I like to think of myself as a spiritual being following a path of love and simplicity. I love to open the window a crack for others to feel a fresh breeze. The choice is and always will be theirs to open the window a little more, fling it open and fly outward or slam it shut and lock it tight. My window is always open and others are welcome to peek in and even step inside for a cup of tea or coffee. This recognition doesn't change anything about me or who I am, it simply makes it easier to conduct my ceremonies, beliefs and spiritual lifestyle. In about 4 weeks I will have all my legally binding credentials and certificates plus I am honored to become a Doctor of Divinity.

I decided I should continue to follow some of my dreams and goals after the last Fairy Oracle Reading I did earlier this week and like a wave of a charged wand "POOF!", I have arrived
at one of my dreams and achievements.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Daily Thoughts

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Simple thoughts I have daily that apply universally.

Grow Peace ~ Plant Love

Do No Harm (in all that you do)

Love every person as your universal sister and brother

We are the answer to our prayers

We are the ones we have been waiting for

Live & Love for today as if it were your last day here

We are all one (even on a microscopic scale)

I'm loved

I am part of all this beauty

Listen to the cosmic voice within

I am Unique

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These are my thoughts that I think of and reflect on daily. Just thought I would share them with all of you.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Oracle Message from the Fairy Realm 1/20/09

Title: A Fairies View ~ Image copyright © Rainbow Tree (aka Kandice Thompson)

From time to time the Fairy folk feel a need to speak a message for those that want to listen. Each weak I do an Oracle Reading with the Fairies to ask their guidance and opinions on life in general. I do this for myself and anyone else who wants to listen or read.

Often in life we put things off or we say "I can't do that", but we really want to jump feet first and live our dreams in our daily life. I asked the Fairies and the energy today if there was one message above all else to share with the blog readers. The message was "Follow Your Dreams".

The fairies feel you are not allowing enough time to focus and meditate on your heart's desires. You are urged to rearrange and create your own time with your schedule in ways that resonate with your heart and are truly meaningful to you both.

Many of us struggle with our true desires. We are influenced by many outside fears and become distracted by technology and other advancements that sometimes take away from the whole experience of being human and a spiritual being. Stop waiting for the perfect time or moment to take charge of your dreams! The time has always been perfect, it is you that has not scheduled your dreams into your daily life or weekly agenda. You skip over them waiting for the right time or circumstance. You may even wait for someone or something else to come to your aid and help you achieve your dreams, but this is where you get distracted and fear that you can not do it alone. You are never alone in a spiritual world and the law of attraction is always working with and directly for you.

The fairies urge you to take charge this very minute of your schedule. Start by meditating on your 'true' hearts desire. Make a physical list of three or more priorities/dreams you are ready to live and achieve. The importance of how you create of what you specifically do is minimal and of little importance. The most important part is investing your time and energy in that which makes you feel fulfilled and gives you true happiness.

The fairies feel you should write or verbally aloud repeat the following affirmation daily:
I have total control over my life and schedule. The best is what I am deserving of.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Weekly LUNAR Reading & MAGICAL Attributes: January 19th - 25th

Todays Date: Monday, January 19th, 2009

Moon Phase:

Waning Gibbous - 4th Quarter: 35% of Full (next Full Moon: February 9th)

Moon's Place Today: Scorpio

Lunar Reading:


Behold the power of secrets and truth. There is a new form of deception in the air around your inner circle of family and/or friends. Your guides urge you to pay close attention to repetitive patterns from the past. Those that have once burnt you will try their hardest to regain their power of control and manipulation. Do not show these entities fear or allow your emotions or actions to feed the situation further. Doing this will cause a spiral affect that once done can not be unchanged. Keep in mind there is more good in this world than bad. There are more people that choose to live a life of and for love, however there are those that feel the need to feed on the energy of others . They are the modern energy drainers or so called modern day vampires. Truth is what it is but it is different to each. Everyone sees their own truth, their own version of a situation or story. This means that what may be true to you or I may not be truth to someone else.

Don't expect the worst or worry too much to allow your thoughts to be focused on the 'what ifs' of any given situation. The only visuals you should be considering are those of the end result you wish to see. Allowing any of your thoughts to focus on the negative will only give it strength and then it will continue to grow to your dismay. Spend a few hours this week focusing on and visualizing how next will be, not how you hope but manifest what you want.

On a positive note there are many precautions you can take to avoid the unforeseen negativity that may be trying to make the way into your inner circle. When dealing with this entity/person directly or in reference make sure you visualize a set of mirrors surrounding you that face outwards. This will allow any negative thoughts or creations directed at you to be redirected back to the source. You will not allow these actions or thoughts to consume you as they do not affect you. You are a spiritual being filled with love and gratitude. You must show and allow humility on your behalf to walk away from this knowing you are okay and this situation will not and has not affected you in any serious matter. I say you must show humiliation as many would prefer to retaliate, defend or respond to a situation but sometimes it is best not to feed it any energy all together. Thus one must show humiliation by simply walking away despite possible rumors of what is or never was.

Despite the above negativity, the week will be quite beautiful in many aspects. Your craving to get out in nature is being listened to by the woodland creatures and elemental spirits and fairy folk. It is most likely the voice of them that you hear subconsciously begging you to leave the home and enter the beauty of the season. Its time for a quite walk in the woods or the local park. Place your winter gear on if it is cold in your geographical location. Take some bird seed and apple peals with you along your journey to leave for our feathered and four legged family.

For the Magic Doers & Light Workers:


Time to banish any negativity from entering your aura and state of well being. The current moon phase is perfect for such a thing! Please note that you must perform a self cleansing ritual or bath before you consider practicing any acts of banishment. Any other magical/light work done this week should be for revealing of secrets and or the growth of personal awareness.

When banishing an entity or energy, we must do it with love. Do not allow ones self to be consumed by what it is you are ridding off! You have to embrace the energy, accept it, thank it for the lesson learned and let it go (even f you don't agree with it or there was no lesson seen). Letting it goes is the difficult part emotionally for most. Doing a visualization really helps with disconnecting yourself from the energy/situation. When we use our thoughts they don't become as jumbled as words spoken aloud can sometimes do. Being vocal is good but our voices only have a small amount of range. Our thoughts are connected with the cosmic voice so using your mind is just as affective, if not more so. Below is a visualization I have written for those wishing to perform an act of banishment towards a negative situation or energy/entity.

Rainbow Tree's Personal Banishment Ritual

Visualize yourself floating in space while you are looking towards the earth. You see beautiful energy induced strings coming out from the earth that look like a spiders web. Allow the strings to connect around your waist, feet and hands. The web like ropes glow with intense light and energy. You begin to notice how the web is growing and connecting everything that exists to the earth, including you. You will see that almost all things are connected on this grid or web like formation of energy. When the negative energy/entity is seen clearly, view the strings attached to it/them. Take note the strings around your waist are connected together with theirs. The negative entity has the same strings as you connecting it to all that exists. You have acknowledged the same string connecting both of you at the waist, you are to visualize your fingers in the shape of a pair of scissors. Cut ONLY the string from your waist that connects you to the negative entity/energy you wish to bind. Under no circumstances are you to cut any other strings from that energy or entity or yourself. Only the string around the waist from you to the entity/person should be cut. When the web/string has been cut, you should visualize this energy drifting father and farther away from you and out into space. When it is no longer in view you may open your eyes and know your act has been done. This entity and the energy from it now have no physical, emotional or spiritual control over you or any situation.

Your Mission for this week:


Allow your true colors to be expressed to the fullest. Shine like the brightest star in the night sky. No matter what the expression (as long as it is safe for you and those around you) take action on it. If you want to wear mismatched clothing and multiple layers with long-johns and stripes, go for it! If you want to paint yourself nude or in a visualization of some thin and sexy goddess, go for that too. Do something out of the ordinary and unexpected that you have always wanted to try or do, but were hesitant because of what others may think or say. You are what you are and no one can change that! So why do you suppress that inner ballerina or painter waiting to break out of the grownup shell and reality? Live your dream today and tomorrow. Be what you want even if no one is looking or even if they are all staring at you in confusion of your sudden change of style or behavior. Life is too short to sit around and regret what we haven't done or procrastinate with our dreams. Live this week as if it was your last one here on earth and no one knew you were going to be leaving. Value each moment and make memories.

Feel free to come back to the blog and post how you spent your day. Share your happenings with fellow readers. :-)

**Don't Forget:
The Blog Give-A-Way for the CAPTION CONTEST is still going on! Enter your caption for the Kitty Cat web-graphic and you could win a basket full of organic, natural and metaphysical goodies! Just a reminder too of the LIVE BLOG AUCTION to raise a few extra funds for the Kitties Leo & Scarecrow. All Framed & Signed Photography and Original Art starts out at $5.00 or Less and has NO Reserve!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

A Winter Day in Ohio

Date Taken: January 15th, 2009
Image Copyright © Kandice Thompson (aka Rainbow Tree)

About every hour or so the sun here in Ohio decides to peek out from behind the clouds. The gray lets up and we are given a glimpse again of the blue skies. Every time I would see the sun peeking out and reflecting on yesterdays snow fall, I tried to grab my camera. Most of the day I would miss the sun and the glistening affect it was having on the crystal covered ground. Finally about 10 minutes ago it came out for more than a couple of seconds. I believe it lasted almost 10 minutes!

I wanted to go outside and soak up the rays streaming down but when I checked the temperature there was no digits to be seen. It's so cold here that the thermometer doesn't want to register! After going online to check the temp it again told me 0 (zero) with a wind chill of minus 20 to 30 below. That is bitter cold in my opinion and explains the aches and pains of the physical body. Though it is cold I am enjoying the fact that I have internet again!

Destiny is off of school between the snowfall yesterday and the frigged cold temperatures of today. She has spent most of the day cleaning her room as she promised me she would in the event she didn't have school. She is making progress and I hope to have some fun family activities for the two of us to do this evening while Thomas works in the garage. Destiny & I are trying to stay warm and we frequently visit the large room with the wood burning stove. We were play arguing this morning and shoving each other out of the way to steal as much heat as possible. Was fun picking on her and her picking on me. I love those little moments of memory making. :-)

I feel like I have a million and one things to talk about and I'm sure could ramble on for hours. I guess that's what happens when you are without internet and the virtual world for a week. I must be trying to make up for all my lack of socialism and communication the past week.

I'm sure I'll have a bunch to talk about after this weekend. Tomorrow late morning I am making the hour and a half to two hour drive north to visit my parents. Tom is going to stay home as he has a job he needs to finish out in the garage. I'm looking forward to just us gals hanging out for a while. Mom says she wants to teach me a new card game. I love it; playing games with her, reminds me of when I was a kid and before she had to work. There is nothing else more fun than visiting my family. I'd opt for it above all other places to go and things to do. I love them more than words could ever describe!
My mother, my daughter Destiny & myself (Crone, Maiden and Mother). Picture was taken by my beautiful aunt/second mom.

Remembering the Birth of a True Hero

"I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality."

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,
Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech (PDF)
December 10, 1964.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., twentieth-century America's most compelling and effective civil rights leader, was born on January 15, 1929. Today marks the memory of his birth and the great things he has done for the whole of humanity.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., twentieth-century America's most compelling and effective civil rights leader, was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. After entering Morehouse College at age fifteen, King followed his father and grandfather into the Baptist ministry. He received a bachelor of divinity from Crozer Theological Seminary in 1951 and a Ph.D from Boston University in 1955.

King entered the civil rights movement in 1955. A young, newly married pastor of a Montgomery, Alabama church, he was asked to lead a bus boycott aimed at ending segregation of public transport in Montgomery. The boycott, initiated by Rosa Parks' refusal to surrender her bus seat to a white passenger, lasted over a year and resulted in the desegregation of the city's buses.

A founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, King advocated non-violent action as a means of lifting racial oppression. Sit-ins, marches, and peaceful demonstrations highlighted issues of inequality. The commitment and moral integrity of activists who remained calm in the face of violent opposition inspired national admiration. Jailed during an Alabama campaign to abolish segregated lunch counters, King delineated his philosophy of nonviolence in the now famous "Letter From the Birmingham Jail."

On August 28, 1963, King participated in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. From the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, he delivered his famous "I Have A Dream (PDF)" speech, to a crowd of 250,000. An eloquent call to action, the speech emphasized his belief that the movement would create a society in which character, rather than color, prevailed.

In December 1964, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Labor leader A. Philip Randolph sent a congratulatory telegram praising King's "brilliant and matchless leadership." King responded with a letter emphasizing the prize as "an award for the whole civil rights movement and its dedicated leaders" and urging it "inspire all of us to work a little harder and with more determination to make the American Dream a reality."

On April 4, 1968, while in Memphis, Tennessee supporting a strike by the city's sanitation workers, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated as he stood on the balcony of his hotel. Just thirty-nine years old, he left a wife, Coretta Scott King, and four young children.

Read the "Letter From Birmingham Jail (PDF)," the "Address at March on Washington (PDF)," as well as Dr. King's "Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech (PDF)" online at the The Martin Luther King Jr. Web Site. This site is maintained by The Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project at Stanford University and contains both primary and secondary sources relating to the life of the heroic civil rights leader.

most of this posted information was provided by: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/jan15.html

Nature's Remedies: Fibromyalgia

For many the deep down symptoms of Fibromyalgia can be life altering and crippling. There are some that have even been confined to their home because of the vast array of symptoms and reactions that Fibromyalgia can cause. Many who suffer with Fibro tend to have chemical sensitivities as well. These sensitivities are usually a reaction to some sort of exposure to an unnatural item or substance. After an exposure one can be hit with Fibro attacks from hell. Some of the main symptoms that many including myself have experienced include: red blotchy skin, inflamed joints and muscles, sensitive skin, mood swings, sensitive to the touch and other symptoms that are so harsh one can never put them into words. Fibro can affect your overall body and emotional state of mind. Some reactions or Fibro attacks can last for days and even weeks.

Through my experiences I have learned that there is some relief when an attack happens. The stuff I have found that helps relieve the symptoms was all done by trial and error. What works for me may not work for others, however it's worth a try! :-)

Lavender Essential Oil: Helps to relieve inflammation due to Neuralgia and other common ailments. Mix 10 drops of the oil with 2 tablespoons of St. John's Wort oil and gently rub it into the affected areas for pain relief.

Hypericum perforatum: Taken sub-lingually this homeopathy choice has no side effects and is safe to use with children. Hypericum Perforatum works great for nerve pain or pain associated with the nerves or pressure on them. In severe cases you should take 5 tabs in a strength of 6C under the tongue every 15 to 30 minutes until pain subsides or is tolerable then follow with 5 tabs every 2 to 3 hours as needed. You can follow up with a lesser dosage like 12C or 30C once the initial pain has been released.

Arnica Montana: Taken sub-lingually this homeopathy medicine aids in reducing even the worst cases of inflammation. Arnica is so beneficial it has even been used to prevent and stop premature labor and birth in pregnant women. As with all homeopathic medicines you should take the highest dose possible at the first onset and continue till the symptoms begin to subside. When symptoms begin to subside you can lessen the dose amount or simply take them less often. Arnica comes both in sub-lingual tabs and in a cream, gel and oil to place directly on your body.

Belladonna: yet another homeopathic medicine that works wonders for your body! Belladonna is commonly used to treat scarlet fever. However the benefits go far beyond reducing a high fever. Belladonna has many purposes. It aids as a relaxer for your overall body. Taking a high strength (6c) every 15 to 30 minutes is only recommended in the most severe of reactions and fibro cases. If your symptoms are minimal take 5 tabs sub-lingually every 1 to 2 hours until pain subsides. Combine them with the Arnica for a quicker and longer lasting effect. You can take Belladonna on a regular bases to aid in these symptoms but if you do, you will want to choose a lesser dosage like a 12C or 30C. Take note that Belladonna will make you sleepy if used in a high dose multiple times. It can be used at night as a sleeping aid to help your body relax and fall asleep with ease. Belladonna is safe for children in small doses and is known to be a wonderful aid in teething relief. Belladonna also helps a nauseous stomach.

Chamomile & Lavender bath: Nothing will help relax your body and mind like a nice calm and cozy warm bath. Place a sachet or cloth baggy full of organic lavender and chamomile flowers/leaves. Let the herbs steep into the warm bath water and relax for at least 15 to 20 minutes. The benefits of the herbs absorbing into your body and the aromatic smells will help ease your symptoms in no time.

Thyme Bath: The herb Thyme is a natural anti-inflammatory for swollen joints, aching muscles and sensitive (creepy crawly) skin. Pour two quarts of hot (but not boiling) water over two cups of dried Thyme leaves; steep for 20 minutes covered; strain and add to bath. **In high doses Thymol has been known to irritate the skin. Avoid Thyme all together if you are pregnant.

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During a Fibromyalgia attack avoid any excess exposures! Stay home and take care or you could make the situation worse. Your state of mind plays a vital role in how quickly your symptoms will subside. Treat or pamper yourself when you are experiencing a fibro episode. Self meditation and knowing that this will pass will also help aid in your recovery time. Avoid emotional conflicts while dealing with Fibro as your emotions will be more susceptible to reaction as well as your body. Fibromyalgia is an overall emotional and physical reaction to weather and environmental toxins. Take care and treat yourself right away to avoid a longer and unneeded experience.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Lovin' this Winter Weather


I have been craving a good snow fall all this winter. Today we are getting it and I couldn't be happier (see image above of todays snow). I've had the house to myself and the quietness hasn't been disturbed by a snow plow yet. The schools dismissed early but are still there waiting on a couple more buses. I figure I have a good 15 minutes more of silence before the school bus pulls up out front. Tom will be home in about 2 or 3 hours and then the normality of things will continue. I doubt there will be school tomorrow between the accumulation of snow that is still expected and the dropping temperature.

I just checked our radar and weather. Seems our county is under a Level 1 Snow Emergency and a Winter Storm Warning. The temperature is lingering in the low teens at the moment, but with the wind it feels below zero. I bet it's all they can do to keep up with the main roads so our little traveled side road will be last on the list. I presume Tom will plow the driveway to the house and the big one out by the garage tonight. He'll have to shovel a pathway if he even wants to get out there. (giggles)

I've been hoping for this type of weather for a while. I love the Ohio winters we used to get. I haven't seen the amount of snow like it was when I was a kid in a very long time. I want a couple of feet at least. We may get 6 or more inches with this storm. A good couple of days of the family being stuck inside and gathered around the fire is good energy and memories. During the cold weather I always make sure we have plenty of canned and frozen food, wood to burn and gas for the generator if needed. I don't mind doing with out power in the winter but I prefer to have it. I love it when everything has to close down and loved ones have no choice but to spend time with each other. Tis good for the spirit! I hope we get enough snow for just that!

Oracle Message from the Fairy Realm 1/14/09

real fire fairy from a bonfire we had one evening. this little gal was dancing high above the flames before she took off across the field.

From time to time the Fairy folk feel a need to speak a message for those that want to listen. Each weak I do an Oracle Reading with the Fairies to ask their guidance and opinions on life in general. I do this for myself and anyone else who wants to listen or read.

After nearly a week of no internet and communication I had time to think about way too much. ;-) The message from the fairies this week pertains to Visualization.

We are all urged to pay more attention to our clairvoyance, our dreams and the picture's in our mind's eye. You may have noticed that these things and visualizations are becoming more clear.

The fairies ask you to trust these feelings and to develop the skills you already have in your conscious. You have the full power of manifestation at your fingertips.

The fairies know the full power of our conscious though many of us will never recognize our full potential. Many are unaware of their power of conscious visualization as a tool of manifestation. The fairies urge you to meditate or sit quietly on a daily basis and visualize yourself living and leading a happy, healthy, meaningful and abundant life. Visualize only what you desire and avoid picturing or drifting thoughts of what you do NOT desire.

Your ancestors, guides and fairy friends can not emphasize enough the importance of releasing your fears. They feel many of you are blocked emotionally and physically from manifesting such greatness that you deserve.

You are reminded that you have powerful visual skills, even if you are unaware of them. You are encouraged to reaffirm with yourself each and every day that you are highly visual about your clairvoyance. When you know this to be true you will begin to feel an old weight lifted from your spirit or soul. You will literally feel lighter than before. The fairies want you to know that you are fully capable of ridding yourself of any blocks. You are safe to see yourself in the future, to know you are part of the spirit world and to know and honor the truth in your life. When you release your fears of "seeing"your visualization powers and capabilities will be highly magnified.

The fairies feel you should write or verbally aloud repeat the following affirmation daily:
It is safe for me to see all that is. I am a highly receptive and visual person on all levels including spiritually, physically and emotionally.

What a Week ~ all is getting back to normal

As most of you know there is always a weekly Lunar Reading & with Magical attributes posted each Monday for you all to enjoy. This week the lunar reading would have pertained to communication issues and problems. Funny as it may sound, I experienced it first hand. This is the first day out of 5 days that I have had my internet service. Seems the box from my satellite was hit by lightening and fried the receiver. Lucky for me it is all fixed now and I am back online.

There will not be a Lunar Reading this week since the week is half way over with. There doesn't seem much reason to post one. I will however be doing the Weekly Oracle message from the Fairies yet today. Those are usually posted on Tuesday so a day behind should be no big deal. :-)

There is a lot still going on with the blog!! :-) The Kitty Cat Caption Contest is still going on! One lucky winner will receive a hefty gift of organic teas, meditation balls, a crystal, framed photography and much more!!! Be sure to check my past blog archives for such postings as this one.

The LIVE Blog Auction was on hold for a few days and I will be extending the ending date because of the internet issues I experienced this week. I will add one more week to the auction with high hopes of a bid or two for my kitty boys Scarecrow & Leo. There is lots of nice art & framed photography starting as low as $3 with NO reserve! 100% of the sales will go towards the needed surgery for Scarecrow and Leo! Check out the Live Blog Auction: Click Here!

Speaking of kitty cats, we are adopting one of the kitties named Wish Bone tomorrow to a couple and their 2 year old daughter. Wish Bone is one of the sweetest kitties I have ever had the privilege of fostering. She is so relaxed and will let you do anything to her while she purrs in approvement.

We still have approx. 12 cats & kittens that need new for-ever homes. I will be updating the Animal Adoption page on my website the Giving Earth as soon as I continue to catch up on the other stuff that needs my immediate attention.

The weather is bitter cold right now. We are peaking at a whopping 8 degrees. With the high winds and wind chill it feels like minus 20 to 30 below. The snow is coming down so heavy that I can't even see the closest neighbor at a quarter mile down the road. I expect to get a call from the school later today requesting parents to pick up their kids if they can. It is getting that nasty... yet so beautiful out. I do hope Tom is careful on his way home from work this evening. He drives a total of 70+ miles daily to work & back and I always worry about that stuff.

I must be off to update the Live Blog Auction and ask the fairies for a message for the readers of this blog. I will be posting the Oracle Message from the Fairy Realm in just a few moments.

Wishing you all a blessed day and week!

Namaste,
Rainbow Tree

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Open Blog AUCTION ~ Art & Photography for Kitty Cats - Ends January 24th

Scarecrow snoozing in a chair by the wood burner

Leo snuggled in the blankets of the bed

This Auction is now CLOSED.

Thank you to those who participated!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Fragile World


Fragile is our mother though delicate in deed.
She is nature in the making with worries of what could be.
Her body aches with despair.
So much hate has filled the air.
The new time is coming among us.
She tries to teach us a great oneness.
Communication & love are the keys.
Treating every form of life with dignity.
Open your mind and heart for the feeling.
It is the only way to begin the healing.

Image and Poem copyright © Rainbow Tree (aka Kandice Thompson)

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Updates & News of the New!

What a ride it has been the past couple of weeks. We are now officially in the 2009 year. If many of you are like me, you feel that the days, weeks, months and now the years are flying by so very fast!

This post is an update of the current happenings and such. It is after all an eclectic blog so this will be an eclectic update. ;-)
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Updates & Reminders:
  1. Don't forget to enter the Give-A-Way! One lucky reader will receive all these items below if they are the winner of the Kitty Cat Caption Contest! Here are the items you could win if your Caption is chose as the Best Caption for the graphic. Don't forget to visit the Kitty Caption Contest Give-A-Way blog post to leave a comment with your caption to be entered.
  2. Full Moon on January 10th, 2009. You don't want to miss the first Full Moon of the new year! Cleansing and meditating with a Full Moon is the best way to clear your energy of any negative vibes. A full moon is also the perfect time to charge and cleanse your crystals, anthems and other magical/light working tools. Previously I blogged a Full Moon Blessing for anyone to use when recharging in the light of the full moon. With Spring only a couple of months away, you might want to begin making plans on Creating a Moon Garden. A moon Garden is the perfect spot to sit, relax and enjoy the moon.
  3. By request of the Fairy folk and realm, I have added a weekly Oracle Message from the Fairies. Each week, usually on a Tuesday I will post one very important message from the Fairies. Today the message was about Honoring your True Feelings and listening to your inner self. Last week the message pertained to Family Harmony. The fairies have much to say to those that want to listen.
  4. As aways there is a Weekly Lunar Reading with Magical Attributes posted each Moon-Day (Monday). You'll find a large Oracle Reading with what to expect for the week, the things you may or are currently experiencing, the current lunar phase and moon cycle, magical & light working ideas, ancient blessings, chants, meditations, a weekly mission for you to take if you so choose and so on. This weeks Lunar Reading & Magical Attributes pertains to our awareness and connection with others and the universe as a whole.
  5. On occasion you'll find postings for Nature's Remedies. These highly beneficial posts provide us with alternative & natural ways to aid in healing and to treat various discomforts and dis-eases. When these aren't being posted a similar blog about Green & Environmental living, Domestic Goddess advice and tips or being a Witch in the Kitchen will be in its place.
  6. January 26th - Annual Solar Eclipse & New Moon: The path of annularity will begin off the coast of South Africa and move east and north through the Indian Ocean and into Sumatra and Borneo. A partial eclipse will be visible throughout most of southern Africa, southeastern Asia, and western Australia. (source: http://www.seasky.org/astronomy/astronomy_calendar_2009.html )
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I'd like to thank all of you for reading my array of eclectic blog posts. I hope you enjoy reading all of them as much as I love to create and post the many writings, blessings, readings and ideas.

Wishing you all a wonderful week filled with conscious thinking and positive vibrations!

Namaste,
Rainbow Tree

Oracle Message from the Fairies 1/6/09


From time to time the Fairy folk feel a need to speak a message for those that want to listen. After a night of vivid dreaming, I awoke with memories of the past and of things that have not happened yet. I wondered if others had awoke with this feeling of still being partly in dream state.

I felt it best to consult the fairies as they confirmed I was not the only one in this situation today and I wouldn't be the only one this week with these similar dreams.

Upon requesting their knowledge and advice for myself and the whole of my readers, I was given the following message: Honoring Your True Feelings.

If you all knew the detail of my dream this would be right on the money. However this was a personal dream and I can not share it as it borderlines on dream state/fantasy. It just might be a little to adult oriented for my readers. ;-) But it was a great dream!

The fairies speak of honoring our true feelings. With this message we are urged to listen to and follow our true feelings. At any point, you should never betray yourself or rationalize any acceptance to deny your inner voice of truth.

You were born with an inner counselor/conscious that is very wise. This consciousness/counselor speaks to you in all forms of ways including spiritually, emotionally and physically. Maybe your gut feeling is screaming at you to pay attention. You may even experience physical reactions or emotional responses such as an upset stomach, nervous shakes, etc. Your heart and love may be drawing you to a certain type of relationship or lifestyle. There is a chance you may even feel compelled to leave a situation that you deem unacceptable.

The fairies know the importance of listening to our inner feelings and emotions. They ask of you to do the same. You are urged to not discount what you know to be true deep within your heart. You must follow your inner emotions as they are your compass in the dark. They will direct you home and keep you safe.

The fairies understand that many of us are unclear on our emotions as we don't listen as we should. If this is the case the fairies urge you to get a journal to place your daily thoughts and experiences. This will aid you in gaining insight and clarity.

The fairies feel you should write or verbally aloud repeat the following affirmation daily:
I listen to, I honor and I follow all of my true feelings. I know these are the answers to my prayers.