Friday, October 22, 2010

We Bleed - an original poem

 Image Title: Morbidly Beautiful ~ Image by: © Kandice Thompson (Rainbow Tree)

We Bleed

A giant and ancient tree is raped from the forest, and so we begin to bleed.
A call from the woods sings out to us, but we ignore and stay in our four walls.
A bird pecks at our window and we pass it by without a second glance.
The streams begin to dry as we continue to drink.
The sky becomes hazed, but no one notices the fading stars.
A deer dances, inviting in peace as a shot echos through the trees.
And so we bleed.

We bleed the blood of our ancestors.
With it, the hope of today and the light of tomorrow.
Memories of our past embedded in our minds.
Our choices reflecting the world we know today.
The voices still, only mumbles through the rustling leaves.
And so we bleed.

A sky that bares no blue isn't what they wanted for you.
Our metropolises, bred of chaos and confusion.
Compassion for all life seems lost for our own convenience.
Connection to all creations and their celestial voices are barely heard.
And so we continue to bleed.


© Rev. Kandice Thompson ~ October, 2010

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Remembering a loved one

Photo by Kandice Thompson

In the front yard there is a large tree. 
On hot days like today my dad would find the shade a blessing. 
You could find him sitting there in the breeze watching the birds and listening to their song. 
Today, similar to those hot summer days past, I felt his spirit under that very tree. 
I placed some prayer flags there today to remind me of how short life is and why we should live in love for today. 
Find the beauty of sacredness in all things.

 Live life without regret,
Rev. Rainbow Tree

Friday, June 25, 2010

The Gathering Time

In what appears to be a world gone mad, we begin the gathering.  A conscious global gathering of mind & soul.  A time to heal humanity and our great mother.  The time has come to gather in the masses and set aside politics, religion and greed. 

Tomorrow will not exist if we destroy it today.  There is hope for a free world.  Free of toxins and dis-ease, free of greed and manipulation, free of politics and propaganda.  In the free world there is an understood and respectful connection to all life and creation. 

The power of the masses that bring a message of universal love and kindness has been felt once before.  They changed history, ended one of the biggest wars and shared their love for humanity and all creation.  Some called it a movement, some say a lost era.  While many feared these free spirits and so called 'radical thinkers', others joined the path of coexisting in peace.

Gather where your heart takes you.  For some this may simply be your own home where you can meditate, relax and be comfortable.  For others this may be the calling to pack your bags and follow your heart to walk your life path.  Let it lead you to where you are supposed to be, but without any expectations.  Simply allow yourself to go where your instinct or heart wants you to follow.  Be open to all possibilities. Many of you will find yourselves ending up among nature, wanting to embrace her beauty and keep it sacred and free of harm.

Consider participating or creating local healing/prayer and energy raising meditations that are free of charge.  Passing a 'magic hat' around for small donations to cover your expense is acceptable.  Please do not charge folks to join a group meditation or healing ritual, as this defeats the energy flow and places the focus back to greed.  Keep it free so you don't limit the possibilities of more folks who want to join in with their prayers, reiki and energy raising abilities. 

When you gather in person, be considerate of all.  Refrain from wearing perfumes or the use fabric softeners.  They are not healthy for you, the earth or anyone breathing them, especially those with asthma and chemical sensitivities.  Coexist with everyone, regardless of race, religion or sexual preference.  We are all children of this universe.  We breath the same air, drink the same water and bleed the same color of blood.  We are family, all of us are brothers and sisters born on Mother Earth. 

We are stardust, waiting to come together and unite to create a voice of one.  So now we gather in honor of love, hope and kindness.  Be humble to those you meet along the way for they may provide your next meal or a hot shower.  Give when you can and only take what you need.  Have gratitude.

Your gathering should be positive and not focused on negative aspects.  Most of us are fully aware of the oil spill in the Gulf, the Volcano in Iceland, Riots in Brazil, the war in Iraq, the war in Afghanistan and the many issues with border control and domination around the world.  Let us not focus in the depths of the dark, but surround it with love and light.  Use the law of attraction to manifest a bright, beautiful and healthy planet for all creatures to coexist.  Use the power of prayer and give thanks and bless the oceans and streams to be clean.  Allow the Reiki to flow through your body and heal the air, river and ground. 

Attend or hold your own drum circle and pound to the universal heart beat.  Let your body move to the wind and sounds of the drums and bells.  Dance freely so your spirit can raise your energy higher and higher.  Honor the elements and give thanks to the sky, the sun and moon.  Thank the trees for providing clean air and bless your meal for allowing you not to not go hungry.

Gather where your heart desires.  Be open to those around you and ask for their time to meditate of participate in a global healing ceremony.  Be kind to the environment on the way.  Use only renewable materials when gathering.  Please refrain from using styrofoam, plastics or other non-biodegradable materials.  Use only recyclable or recycled items or use regular dishes that you can wash after your gathering is held.  Don't hesitate to ask attendees to bring a covered dish or food item if they can.  This may not be applicable in all situations. 

I am currently working on writing a few meditations/visualizations that can be done when gathering.  These will be added within the next couple of days or sooner.  In the mean time, connect with the elements and Earth.  Be an empathic and feel her pain, then you will feel the obligation as caretakers of this amazing planet to tend to her needs.
  Search my archives for several meditations that I have already written for energy raising and self healing.  You can apply many of the same techniques or adapt your own.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Lilac Tonic: How to make + rituals and meditations

 Image by Rev. Kandice Thompson (Rainbow Tree) ~ Lilac Flowers

Here in central and northern Ohio, the Lilac bushes and trees are in full bloom.  The scent is superb and has many benefits and properties.  There are a few things you can do with Lilac flowers around the house for blessings, rituals, meditations and cleansing.

Having the cut flowers around the house offers a fresh scent that is a natural relaxant.  The essence of the Lilac flower has been used for thousands of years to align the chakras.  When outside, simply close your eyes, smell the flowers and do a short visualization to align your chakras.  Breath deeply and visualize pure white energy being inhaled and flowing throughout every vein and depth of your body.

Lilac is known to be one of the strongest flowers directly connected to Gaia, our mother.  Gaia power is strong with love and motherly affection.  If you feel your loss of connection with the great mother, then Lilac Magic is for you.  I highly recommend everyone use this tonic to connect more with Gaia, be aware of the current state and open yourself up so she may show you a path of enlightenment.

Below I will give you the details on how to make a Lilac Tonic for many purposes and uses.  You can bathe in it, splash it on your face each morning, anoint with its properties, use for blessings or rituals, sprinkle on your garden to receive a blessing from Gaia and so many other uses.

What you'll need:
  • A large glass or wood bowl
  • Several bunches of Lilac flowers
  • Hot, near boiling water
  • Screen, cheese cloth or other fine strainer
  • plastic wrap
  • jars 
  • glass measuring cup
 Place your cut flowers in a large glass or wood bowl.

Pour near boiling water over flowers.

Make sure you have your plastic wrap ready.

Immediately place plastic wrap over the bowl to contain the steam from being released. 

Allow flowers to steep overnight.  Give them at least 8 to 12 hours before lifting the plastic wrap.

 
 After the flowers have steeped for at least 8 hours, they will be ready for straining.  You should have a beautiful amber or golden water.  Note that you will not have much scent left to the flowers at this point, but the elemental and metaphysical properties remain in the water.

Before you begin straining, say a prayer or blessing over the water.  I practiced Reiki over my water and I also asked the angels, guides and ancestors to place their prayers of well being, growth, love, abundance and compassion into this sacred water.

I then began to strain the water using a glass measuring cup and small screen strainer.  A cheesecloth will work well too.  Make sure you strain all the liquid off the flowers and place in a bowl or container that can easily fill jars.

This is my end result.  I now have three decent sized jars or containers filled with this sacred tonic.  Remember, you have lost most of the scent by now, but still retain the properties of the flower.  **Store jars in your refrigerator.  Do not drink.  Note:  To preserve for an extended amount of time, add a tablespoon of Witch Hazel to every 20 ounces.

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Below I have written a few deeds and practices I will use my Lilac Tonic in or with.  Feel free to use these or make your own!

#1
Connecting with the great mother, Giai:
This should be done outside, in the elements of nature.  Take approx. 1/2 a cup of the Lilac Tonic outside.  Find a decent sized tree and stand as close to it as you can.  Place your power hand (the hand you use most) on the tree.  Make sure you have bare feet and your feet are pointed towards the trunk of the tree.  If you can touch your toes to the trunk or roots of the tree, even better.  Raise the water towards the sky and speak the following aloud:  Thank you Mother for the beautiful sky, the songs of nature and the green grass that grows high.   I have heard your cry and I've come to comfort you.  Thank you for your unconditional love.    Begin to slowly pour the water over your toes and feet and the trunk and roots of the tree.  Feel the water flow across and through your toes, and see how it is also connecting with the trunk and roots of the tree.  As you feel the water touch the souls of your feet, know that it is also touching the very core of your being and that of the tree and its roots.  Close your eyes and visualize a glow of pure white light glowing around the two of you.  This is your auras connecting as one.  You have now reaffirmed your connection with Mother Earth.  You will begin to feel her presence stronger each and every day.  Your awareness level raised and your heart fonder of her sacred songs.  After this ritual, feel free to sit with the tree and meditate.  Visit a stream and notice the stronger connection you fell with the flowing water. 


#2
Blessed Garden 
Our Mother Earth is the soil beneath us, the air we breath, the trees that shade and the rivers that run deep.  Your garden is planted in the heart of our sacred mother.  Thank her for allowing us the benefits of using her soil to provide our families with food and nourishment.  Before or right after you have planted your garden (but after the soil is ready), take a 1/2 cup or more of Lilac Tonic and place in a bowl.  Search your yard for a small downed limb or piece of wood.  It must voluntarily come from a tree.  If no small limbs or twigs are around, find an oblong piece of rock.  Dip the twig or rock into the bowl of Lilac water and splash the water onto the soil.  You are anointing the soil/earth with the love of Mother Earth.  Say the following as you make your way through and around the garden:  Thank you guardians of the green.  Bless our garden with abundance, heath and nourishment.  May the soil be loving and kind and the rain come and go when needed.  As above it is below, allow the peace and love to grow.

#3
Bath Tonic
Place a cup or more of the Lilac water into your bath water while it is running and filling the tub.  You'll notice a faint aroma in the warm water that will relax your body and allow you to ease some of your stress.  The added properties of the Lilac water will give your skin a soft and smooth feeling after soaking.  When using the bath tonic, you can connect in your minds eye with the oceans and flowing water, plus the flowers of the Lilac tree.  Close your eyes while in the bath and visualize the beauty of a river running into the ocean.  Connect how the Lilac tree needs the water in her roots to create her beautiful flowers and scent.  Now imagine yourself floating in this sacred water, connected to it and the tree.  See how the tree moves in the wind and raises her leaves to the sun light.  Know you are part of this and connect yourself with the elements of nature.

#4
House Protection
Ask Giai to be kind to your home.  Take a cup or so of the Lilac water and in a similar fashion to the Blessed Garden #2, anoint around your home.  Literally walk around the outside of your home, starting with the North side.  Sprinkle the sacred Lilac water around the home in a circle matter.  When you get to each direction, acknowledge it (the directions) aloud and say "Thank you".  Then request it's protection from the rain, snow, wind and storms.  No, this doesn't mean it will never rain or storm or snow on your home or property.  You are simply asking Nature to be and gentle to the foundation of your home and its roof, windows, etc.

#5
Leaf Reading with the Fairies
This is a little more ancient practice that was received from my guides.  It uses a bit of Fairy magic and resembles some forms of scrying.  You'll need a large bowl, but shallow bowl and 6 leaves from a Lilac tree.  The leaves should be bright green and healthy.  Your environment should be as quiet as possible, with the sounds of nature excluded of course.  If your area is noisy or you have to much background noise, place a relaxation or meditation CD in your player.  Again, the sounds of nature would be best.  Place your bowl on a table or alter.  This can be done outside or inside.  Place at least 4 to 6 cups of Lilac water into the large but shallow bowl.  Put your hands about two inches above your bowl with the palms down.  Extend your thumbs away from your hands and then touch your thumbs  and index fingers together. This will give you a triangle or pyramid shape within your hands (index finger & thumb).  Clockwise (to the right) make a spiral with your hands.  You'll be moving them in a circle motion around the bowl over and over.  Visualize thousands of little bright white specs or fairy dust falling from the sky and streaming through this pyramid that you have created.  It then goes through the pyramid and into the Lilac water.  Continue to visualize this till you have the bowl, water, your hands, table and your entire self totally surrounded by this beautiful pixie dust that sparkles.  Open your eyes and take the 6 leaves of the Lilac tree and drop in the bowl. Stay at least 6 to 8 inches away from the bowl when dropping them.  After all the leaves have fell take your power hand and use your index finger to touch the water in the center of the bowl.  You may ask a specific question or simply request general guidance.

Here is how to read your leaves:

All leaves floating in a circular motion to the right (clockwise);  What you are seeking or asking is in the right direction.  Good things are to come with this situation or manifestation.  Take time to reaffirm and manifest your dreams and your wisdom will expand.

All leaves floating to the left (counter clockwise);  You may want to rethink current or upcoming decisions and circumstances.  Things don't always work out the way we want them or see fit.  Sometimes the universe has bigger and grander ideas.  It's best for now to either go along with the natural flow of things or leave what is alone.  Make the best of things and try something different.

Leaves divided and floating on each side of bowl;  Decisions are hard and sometimes we do make the wrong ones.  Take advice from the elemental world and look further within yourself.  Take time to soul search and connect with the memories of your ancestors.  You will find what you seek when the time is right for you.

All leaves bunched together in the middle staying stationary;  Have more faith and don't don't keep your expectations so low.  Seeing isn't always believing.  There is so much you can't always see with your eyes but your heart and mind know the way.  Let them guide you through this journey and make time to connect with nature and your surroundings.  Your overall and energy and balance feels low and  a bit off. You could use some nurturing for your soul.

All leaves bunched together in the middle and rotating;  The fairies are here to assist you.  You often question yourself to much, when the answer was right in front of you the whole time.  Listen to your instincts.  Remember the days of your child hood when imagination was as real as your work is today.  Place yourself back in that state of being and begin to open the doorways once again.  If you see a flutter fly by, it must be the fairies reminding you they are here.  Use that imagination that was so strong, not so long ago.

All leaves touch the bowls edge, creating a 6 pointed star like shape stationary;  You seek a sacred silence and state of being that many would not understand.  Your connection to the elemental world is great and your actions and awareness are appreciated.  Place yourself in nature as often as possible and your thoughts will soon begin to be your own answers.  Pay attention to detail in the smallest things life has to offer and soon you will see what you've been waiting for.

All leaves touching edge of bowl and creating a 6 pointed star like shape while rotating;  You have received the most powerful of message from the Fairy realm and their kind.  You are asked to walk in both our realm and theirs.  You may or may not see their dimensional state, but you will feel their presence in the beauty of small things in nature that others would never notice.  You have begun or will begin to notice how certain shapes in the sacred woods resemble fairy and fantasy like homes and habitats.  You'll become more ware of the energy flow and vibrational waves from the plant life, water and air you breath.  The ripples in streams will seem more noticeable, rocks will have more depth and character and you will begin to see more and more with your third eye or minds eye.  If you receive this reading more than once then your path is wise and you are asked to continue your ways and offer your stories of the magical realm to others.

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I hope you have enjoyed this informational post.  Please share these posts with anyone you think could benefit or would use the rituals and meditations in the healing of Earth.  Your powers of love and manifestation are needed now more than ever.  
Namaste,
Rev. Kandice Thompson
~ Rainbow Tree ~

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Bringers of the new dawn

Image by Rev. Kandice Thompson ~ Iris

It's hard not to focus on all the negative aspects of the current reality and state of our great planet that we call, Momma Earth.  The media fills our head with what seems like only the bad news instead of any good.  Is there any good left?  
We hear about the bombs falling, innocent lives destroyed.  We read and watch the news and feel for those faced with devastating earth quakes, smoke and ash from volcanic activity and oil spills in the heart of our mother.  An entire coastline now contaminated and no fishing allowed.  Dead turtles, birds and fish placed in plastic bags to be carried off as waste.  Families halted in unfamiliar land while rumbling mountains and a blackened sky keep them from coming home.  Houses and life as we know it crumbling and falling while the ground below shakes violently.  Our once majestic rivers and streams begin to fade and dry from human made dams and landscape piping.  When will the greed stop?  When will you, the average person, realize that you have an impact and can make a change?
I'm by far not ignoring the catastrophic events that have been taking place.  As a human being, a care taker of this planet, I find it our responsibility to do something, and do it now.  Science has proven that the power of positive manifestation, meditation and prayer have grand effects on water.  Remember what science and nature have shown us with the water crystals and the effects that positive and negative words, actions and thoughts have on them. The earth is made up of 70% water, and we are made of the exact same percentage. We know the capabilities of prayer and positive manifestation. We've seen the benefits from Monks blessing the water and from prayer over the areas of dis-ease or crime.  
All life and creation are sacred.  We all share the same mother, breath the same air, we drink the same water and we bleed the same color.  There is no difference and we do not have dominion over these creatures.  They are our universal brothers and sisters.  We've done them so much wrong and harm in the past and now is our chance to begin the healing.  We are one in this journey with our mother. 
I am and will continue sending out lots of healing energy & love to the world. Remember, we are the light workers, the care takers and the bringers of hope for this planet and her state of well being. We must do everything within our power, both physically, spiritually and environmentally.  I've been doing outside meditations, lots of tree hugging and loving that connects to all other trees and plant life. I've been blessing the streams and water (all water connects to the ocean).  It's what I feel I was placed here to do.  Without these scared elements, the human race will not survive.  We will cause our very own extinction if we choose ignore the current state and no nothing.  We can not continue with the harm we have been doing.  It is time for a new era, a new way of thinking and a new way of living that restores the great balance our native ancestors speak of. 
Raise your energies as high as you can for global love & healing. Bless the rivers and streams, love & nurture the trees, meditate for yourself and the world as a whole entity. Detach from the media outlets and focus on the end results of the awareness these events are causing. To every disaster there is a blessing and to every life there is death. We have the balance and power within ourselves to do so much, yet so many do so little.  Follow your heart for your home, for your love of life and your own family.  Our very livelihood and the future of generations to come is at risk.  The time to get back to basics and doing no harm is now.   
It does not matter your religion or faith and all politics should be set aside.  They do not play a role in the healing of our mother, you and I play that vital role.  We can not depend on others to fix the wrongs, but we must depend on our self and our inner guidance.  We can be the answer to our own prayers.  It's a choice that you were given they day you were born into this beautiful world.  You still have that choice if you choose to acknowledge and use it.
Gather groups in your current locations for global healing. Hold mass prayer sessions and drum circles.  Keep your focus on the end result you wish to see for the planet and humanity as a whole.  The awareness is being raised already with so many natural and man made events taking place right now.  
My ancestors say that if we do not change and awaken from this sleep that our skies will turn red, our rivers dry and the animals will run to the deepest parts of the forest.  They say we will smell the rotting death across the land and the dust so thick that one will not be able to see the sky. The trees are the hair of our mother, the water and oil are her veins and blood and the land is her beautiful body. 
Love thy mother and here her cries so that we may bring her hope and love. We are one in this healing. There can be no separation, it is a global awareness that affects each and every one of us.
 
There is hope for tomorrow if you allow it.  Choose the world you wish to walk in, do not place walls within your world that divide you from all of humanity.  Your politics or religions should all be set aside so we can work as a family, one large entity and caretaker of this great planet we live on.  No one person is more special or favored becasue of who they voted for or what they believe in or what faith they choose to follow.  We are all created equal, we are all children of the universe and we are all star dust under the most powerful of microscopes.  Love and treat yourself, your neighbor and all of creation with gratitude, kindness and compassion.  It's time we left the fear behind, it's time to stop allowing politics and government (past and present) to have control over our mother's elements and her blood supply.  It's also time to stop religion from granting us a false dominion over this home.  The time to do no harm is now, the time to love all creation as equal is now.  The time to set all religion, politics and personal opinions aside is now.  Let the healing of our mother begin!
Head this advice and do as you wish.  The choice is always yours.  Be in the light and love creation, or continue to turn your eyes in the back of your skull.  Let go of greed and capitalism and walk a path of enlightenment, love, kindness and compassion.  Feel humility so you may understand gratitude and then embrace it.  This land, our home, is so very sacred to all life and creation.  

We are the bringers of the new dawn and we are here to encourage others to open their hearts and minds for the healing.

Namaste,
Rev. Kandice Thompson
Ordained Minister, Reverend, High Priestess & Spiritual Healer for many Earth & Universal based faiths.
http://www.GivingEarth.com

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Homemade Winter Suet for Birds

These are the two suet patties I made this evening
 
Homemade Winter Suet for Birds
 
 A couple of weeks a go I started saving my leftover grease anytime we fried meat.  When the meat was finished cooking, I'd strain the meat and place the drippings in a glass mason jar.  I did this because I knew I could make some great homemade suet for the Downy Woodpeckers and other birds on the property.  All I had to do was get about a cups worth of grease/meat drippings and add a couple cups of bird seed.  Mix them together and place in saved backings from store bought suet.

Homemade Winter Suet Recipe:

1 Cup Grease/Meat Drippings (beef and bacon work the best)
2 Cups of Mixed Birdseed
2 Leftover Suet backings (or other small, square container)

Save your grease drippings till you have approx. 1 cup of solid grease.  Place mason jar of drippings in microwave for 20 seconds and pour in a bowl.  Add 2 cups of birdseed mix and stir well.  Place mixture in leftover suet packages that you previously bought and used from the store or find a small , rectangular plastic container.  Place suet in freezer or garage if it is winter out.  Keep it someplace cold so the grease doesn't melt.  Use when solid.

Birds love the high energy they get from the meat drippings.  In the winter time it can sometimes be hard to find worms and other insects that provide them with nutrition.  This is an excellent alternative for them and a great way for you to recycle and reuse your leftover suet backings from the store and your grease drippings!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Making Contact with your Guardian Angel & Spirit Guides



I wanted to write this a bit earlier but I unexpectedly came down with a nasty flu bug that seems to still be taking a bit of a tole on my body.  Hopefully I'll be back up and running on full once more. :-)  Losing 10 pounds in 3 days from being sick to your stomach can be a bit scary for someone like me with my past.  Now I call upon my spiritual guides and guardian angels because this is a time of need.

I am about to share with you sacred and ancient information passed down to me by my ancestral memories and experiences.  I've been given the 'ok' to pass the information from my guides to anyone who has open eyes and ears.

We all have guides around us.  Some come in form of angelic looking beings with giant wings, others come to us as a protector or spirit animal.  They come in many shapes and forms and all are here to guide and protect us, to help us when in need and to assist us when called upon.  Regardless of faith or religion, we are all highly spiritual beings, so are our angels and guides.  Almost all religions around the world recognize that we have some form of guardian angel, spirit guide or animal totem. 

Your guardian angel can help you when you feel depressed, lonely or in need of emotional support.  They can also help inspire you at difficult times.  Sometimes you may receive new insight from their support and comfort.  Nothing is too large or considered trivial when asking their advice for guidance.


Let's begin the teachings to contact and feel your guardian angel and spirit guide:

For starters you must become receptive in many ways.  This first way is to rid yourself of any negative thoughts.  This isn't hard to do and I'm not asking you to do it all day, everyday.  Though you would be amazed how you would feel if you never focused or gave thought to those. If you feel surrounded by negative emotions like fear, hurt or anger, you must let go of these before we can continue.  These emotions create a barrier around your aura like a hard shell.  It then becomes harder for you to break free or allow the love and energy from others to come in.  It is also difficult for your guardian angel to reach you if you have such walls up.  Surround yourself in thoughts of things or memories that make you happy and bring a smile to your face.  Often if we think of our childhood or reams we had of flying, this will help.  Sometimes larger measures are taken, like a meditation shower or bath, a soul/spirit cleansing ritual or something else along those lines.  I highly recommend doing a personal 'Sacred Space' cleansing of your self and aura before you start.

When you have become receptive as I described above you can move on to the next step in contacting your angel or spirit guide.  You must have a peaceful and personal place environment.  This can be a small place in your home, a corner of a room, near a window, in your bed room or for some, the bathroom it's self.  You need to create a space where you are comfortable, where it is extremely quiet.  Many of my Witch friends have already have an alter set up that provides them with a spot for meditation and magical work.  This is a perfect spot for contacting your angels and spirit guides.  Adorn your peaceful area is with candles, flowers, seasonal items, lovely pictures and items that resinate with you and your spirituality.  The items should help you create a positive mood.  No items that have negative residual energy or bring you negative memories should be used in this area.  If your home and property provide complete silence then I suggest you don't use music.  However, there are many that hear the delightful noise of neighbors, machinery in the background or traffic in the distance.  You want to separate yourself for the time being from those distractions and unnatural noises.  Place some music around you that is based around nature.  Find some beautiful waves splashing, frogs croaking or some native drumming is always good!  It must be light, nothing that will bring distractions or that you would want to start singing along to. The music is simply to get your spirit ready and relaxed.

Now we have created your mood and your sacred space.  Once both of these are done, you will already begin to feel more approachable by your guides.  You'll also begin to feel your energy shifting in a more positive direction.  You may even begin to feel physically lighter.

The next step is to ready yourself inside you space.  Sit in your sacred space, do not stand.   You may sit directly on the floor or use a chair.  If you use a chair be sure to sit up straight with your feet and legs uncrossed, unless this is a large comfortable chair and you want to sit in a Yoga or 'Indian' style.  Now it is time to close your eyes and keep them closed until the later time.  Place your palms upwards and relax your arms on your legs.  You will begin to breathe in through your nose, taking deep breaths and exhaling out your mouth.  Silently count to three when inhaling and exhale for a count of six.  Continue to do this at least for 2 to 5 minutes.  You must feel your body begin to relax.  As you are doing this, silently in your mind count your blessings and make a gratitude list.  Think good thoughts about those you love and share your life with.  In your mind think of things that make you grateful to be alive.  While you continue to breathe in and exhale make sure your thoughts stay in the mode of joy, love and gratitude.  If the beach makes you happy, then focus on yourself being their in your mind, even if you have never gone their in the physical.  These thoughts you are thinking at this time should be pure and allow you to draw your angel near with the love that your aura is beginning to shine.

The next step is to continue to breathe as you were above but this time we are going to do a visualization with your breathing.  When you inhale through your nose (for a count of three, minimal) imagine you are inhaling specs of gold that look like angel dust or fairy magic.  This delicate gold 'star dust' must be breathed in and absorbed into your soul.  As you continue to breathe, visualize this sparkly dust or energy particles beginning to swirl around your feet.  The more you relax and breathe the more the golden energy surrounds your aura.  Visualize the gold particles creating the sacred shape of an egg around your aura and body.  Continue to breath in the particles and allow a golden light to become one with them.  As you visualize and breathe, your egg and aura will begin to glow brighter and brighter until they are one in the same.  If you begin to feel a tingle throughout your body, this is normal and you are feeling your energy flow.  Some call this the ancient Chi or life force in us.  It is easier for your angelic guide to come to you when you can feel your golden aura and have achieved a peaceful state of mind.

Continue to sit in your sacred space with your golden aura surrounding you.  The little particles or dust like specs still swirling all about, never standing still, but creating this perfect egg shaped golden aura.  You are safe now.  Know you are safe, know you are loved. 

Aloud or in your mind , ask your guardian angel to step inside your aura and gently touch you.  Continue to breath and with your eyes still closed be open to any physical sensations, a touch on the face a brush of your skin, the hairs raised on the back of your neck.  You may smell a sweet fragrance of flowers or something else that is delightful.  You may feel warmth and your guide may place their wings around you.  Sometimes the first contact is small and my only be felt as air across your cheek.  You must trust that your angel has responded to you and is very close.  Continue to keep your eyes closed and your golden aura going.  Know your angel is inside your aura with you and mentally or aloud say "thank you".  Sometimes after we give thanks they feel acknowledged and make their presence know even more.  It may not always be a physical touch or smell, but usually that plays an important role.  Sometimes our guides come and we feel them as an emotion.  You may suddenly begin to cry for no reason, not that you are sad or mad or that anything is wrong.  Or, you may all of a sudden feel extremely happy while you are sitting there contacting your angel.  This is your validation, your guides way of showing you he or she is here when they are needed. 

Your guide has a name.  Not all names a pronounceable in our earthly tongue so often our guides will place a more human name with themselves.  Sometimes the name is rare and unique wile others offer a common and sometimes humorous name to make us smile.  This is the next step for you to take while your guide and you are in your golden aura.  Aloud or in your mind ask your guides name.  This first name that pops in your head is your guides name.  Do not second guess it, do not question it.  This is the name your guide has given him or herself.  You may now use this name in the future when contacting and addressing your guide.  In your mind or aloud  ask your guide with assistance in a part of your life or current situation that needs immediate attention.  Know your guide will play a vital role in the outcome and set your worries aside for it is out of your hands now.

Now that you know your guides name and have made first contact, we can move on to the final step.  It is time to physically see your guide.  Your guide will choose how you will see him or her.  Sometimes they show us in full, a beautiful body with large wings and a grand aura surrounding them.  Sometimes they come as a native chief in full headdress or an ancestor we once knew.  Other times we may only see a glimpse of their energy, a shadow or movement.  Sometimes it looks like a ripple in the room or the bend of energy and we know something is there.  Do not be discouraged if you only see a small bit of your guide.  This is the first time and you may need to work on your ridding yourself of negative energies before you are capable of fully seeing. 

The final step is to once again thank your guide.  Aloud and in your mind say "Thank you".  Let your angel or guide know you are going to open your eyes and you would like to see them.  Once again, take a deep breath and open your eyes.  As I mentioned above you may see only a small shadow or spec of different color move quickly away.  You may see tiny little white or golden particles in front of your eyes or you may see your guide standing or sitting with you.  It all depends on how open you are and the amount of negative that may still linger in the room or sacred space you have created.  You must follow all the steps to achieve the desired contact with your guardian angel or spirit guide.  Thank your guide once more and continue to visualize your aura as golden and bright.  You may allow other colors to enter but know your angel is attracted to you most when your aura is mighty and ready to communicate.

Thank you for taking the time to listen and take in these words.  I do not take this post lightly and I contemplated on even writing it for the publics view.  I am only sharing the ancestral and angelic information that has been shared with me from my guides and memories.  I ask that you love all life as one unit and hold this world sacred and ancient teachings sacred.

Namaste,
Kandice Thompson
Reverend & High Priestess

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Weekly LUNAR Reading and MAGICAL Attributes: January 21st-28th, 2010

Moon Phase:

Waxing Crescent


Moon's Place
Aries
(moon enters Taurus on Friday, Jan. 22nd then Gemini on the 25th)


Lunar Reading:
Creative ideas seem to be coming to you in abundance.  So many ideas, so little time.  Embrace the change that these creative ideas could potentially bring.  These thoughts aren't jut fleeting ideas with no meaning.  You've been asking for answers and some assistance with your prayers, and now you have it right in front of you.  
 
Following your hearts desires often leads to more positive energy being shaped in your life.  Embrace the little things that bring you joy and before you know it, every little thing will seem to have some positive meaning and aspect to it. 
 
Sometimes change is necessary to accompany our desires.  You are a free spirit and no one can tell you any different.  Follow your path, not one that was created by someone else.  You are urged to march to the beat of your own drum.  This is where you will find your freedom, your peace and the hope you  have been seeking.  Yes, they have always been there, right in front of your very eyes.  You just needed a little help lifting the veil that seemed to be weighted down.
 
For the Magic Doers & Light Workers:
Now is a perfect time to draw things near.  Between the new and full moon, during this time of the waxing crescent, you are urged to focus on relationships, love and universal oneness.

Every Witch or Goddess should have either a Magical Wand or Dagger that is used in casting a safe circle of protection.  Before any form of magical work or meditation is done, you should place yourself in an invisible energy bubble or sacred pyramid. this is easily done by calling upon and honoring the four sacred directions and their elemental properties.  If you don't already have some sort of circle casting object, I highly suggest you get one.  Make sure it is new or has been in your possession a majority of its life. Other wise the object may be carrying the residual energy of the past user.

This week cast a circle around your self with your wand or other casting device.  When you do this, close your eyes and visualize purple and white particles making a shield of protection.  Call upon the elements and directions.  Ask your ancestral energy to assist in your magical doings.  You are about to meet one of your guardian angels or spirit guides this week and he/she will thank you for the protection and purity you are providing from negative thoughts.


Your Mission for this week:
Your Spirit Guide, Arc Angel or Ancestral energy (how ever you wish to see it or call it) is trying to make full contact with you.  As we evolve, so does our soul and we are dawning a new age of awareness.  Your angelic guide wants to show themselves to you.  Are you open and ready for such a spiritual event?  You must be ready and become receptive to all the possibilities.
 
Your angel/spirit guide can help you when you feel down and depressed.  When you feel in need of emotional support or lonely, they will be there, ready to lean a shoulder to cry on or a wing to embrace you.  There is never anything too small or trivial to request their guidance or advice on.
 
If you think you are ready for such an event, then I will show you and explain in full detail how to see your guide and feel your guides touch.  My guides have always let themselves be known, but many have turned a blind eye or suppressed what they once knew.  Think back to your days of a child.  Most of us were frequently visit by our guides as small children.
 
I promise to share with you in full detail how to discover your spirit guide/guardian angel.  This is not something I take lightly and a few years ago I don't think I would have even considered sharing this over the internet.  Sometimes in life we get a sensation we can not ignore and this is my sensation now, to share this information.  Please stay tuned to this blog for today or tomorrow (when ever I finish putting into text and posting it) I will post how to experience such a wonderful and much needed energy.

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

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Some Days ~ a poem




"Some Days"

Some days are easier than others.
Some days are not.
Some days seem dark.
While others seem bright.
Some days I miss you more than others.
Some days I forget your gone.
Some days I feel your spirit near.
While other days I feel nothing at all.
Some days are hard to see the light.
Some days I know everything is alright.
Some days are filled with love.
While other days seem hopeless.
Some days I know you can hear me.
Some days I worry you can't.
Some days all I want are your hugs.
While other days I sweep my emotions under the rug.
Some days it is hard to cope.
Some days I still seek your advice.
Some days I simply pray to you.

© copyright Kandice Thompson - January, 2010

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Natural Home Fragrance

Your home is a sacred place of dwelling.  Many of us are allergic and highly sensitive to home fragrances bought in a store or produced by large companies.  Most contain harmful chemicals, including formaldehyde and acetone.  Both known to have major side effects on the human body, both physically and neurologically.

Our home usually smells of some sort of freshly baked goods.  If I don't have a loaf or two of bread in the oven, I usually have other baked goods such a pizza, cookies, brownies, etc.  On days I don't have anything going I still like the smell of something nice.  Usually I will place several items in a pan and place them on stove.  Depending on the season or moon phase, I'll use different ingredients.  I then simmer them all day and allow the vapors to spread the aroma around the house. 

Below are some of my personal recipes I use for Natural Home Fragrance.


Apple Pie:
I sliced apple
2 cinnamon sticks or 1 tsp powder
10-12 whole cloves or 1/2 tsp powder
**place in two cups of water, bring to boil.  Once boiling reduce to simmer.  You may need to add water again later if the level gets to low.  You can use this for two days then toss in your compost.


Fall Delight:
Left over orange peels or 1/2 an orange
2 cinnamon sticks
**place in two cups of water, bring to boil.  Once boiling reduce to simmer.  You may need to add water again later if the level gets to low.  You can use this for two days then toss in your compost.


Autumn Nights:
1 can pumpkin puree or 1/2 a small pie pumpkin
12 whole cloves or 1/2 tsp powder
1/8 tsp ginger
*place in three cups of water, bring to boil.  Once boiling reduce to simmer.  You may need to add water again later if the level gets to low.  You can use this for two days then toss in your compost.

Summer Delight:
1 lemon quartered
left over orange peels or 1/2 an orange
*place in two cups of water, bring to boil.  Once boiling reduce to simmer.  You may need to add water again later if the level gets to low.  You can use this for two days then toss in your compost.

Spring Dreams:
2 bunches fresh Lilac flowers
*place in two cups of water, bring to boil.  Once boiling reduce to simmer.  You may need to add water again later if the level gets to low.  You can use this for two days then toss in your compost.
  ****Note:  Try straining the flowers the next day and place the water in a plastic spray bottle with a tsp of witch hazel.  You now have a wonderful and natural home spray!

Powerful Peonies:
4 Peony Flowers almost fully bloomed

*place in two cups of water, bring to boil.  Once boiling reduce to simmer.  You may need to add water again later if the level gets to low.  You can use this for two days then toss in your compost.
  ****Note:  Try straining the flowers the next day and place the water in a plastic spray bottle with a tsp of witch hazel.  You now have a wonderful and natural home spray!

Lovely Lavender:
1/2 cup fresh or dried lavender flowers
*place in two cups of water, bring to boil.  Once boiling reduce to simmer.  You may need to add water again later if the level gets to low.  You can use this for two days then toss in your compost.
  ****Note:  Try straining the flowers the next day and place the water in a plastic spray bottle with a tsp of witch hazel.  You now have a wonderful and natural home spray!

Breath Easy:
1/4 Cup fresh or dried Rosemary
1/8 tsp Black Pepper
Lemon or Orange peels
*place in two cups of water, bring to boil.  Once boiling reduce to simmer.  You may need to add water again later if the level gets to low.  You can use this for two days then toss in your compost.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Weekly LUNAR Reading and MAGICAL Attributes: January 13th-20th, 2010

Moon Phase:

Waning Crescent


Moon's Place
Capricorn
(moon enters Aquarius on Friday, Jan. 15th then Pisces on the 18th)


Lunar Reading:
On the 15th day of January, we shall have a New Moon.  The annual full Solar Eclipse shall take place as well on this day.  However the eclipse will only be viewable in the Asia and Africa areas of the world.  The new moon is a time to start new adventures, ideas, creative thoughts, etc.  It can also be a time to draw romance to ones self and life.  Think new beginnings in all areas of your life that need a little relief, a new start or even a fresh outlook.

This week will pose some issues in your personal life.  Your political opinions and choices may come into question.  Not only may you be questioned by others, but you may give new thought to your own political opinions.  Know that it is okay to change your mind on issues, matters and circumstances.  Your personal freedoms may be in jeopardy, be it at home, work, school or even your everyday life.  Be aware of the changes taking place around you.  If you don't like it, change it.  Provide a fresh outlook or consider new options.  If you feel your personal freedoms of expression are being criticized or taken away, then take a stand.  Just remember that there is no violent solution to any situation.  Use your powers of intellect and creation.

 
For the Magic Doers & Light Workers:
Your love is needed around the globe.  Now is the perfect time to practice magical abundance for love & gratitude.  No more woe is me or doomed day chants.  We must reaffirm and manifest a positive outlook and take on life and how we are living.  John Lennon & Yoko said it best with "War is Over... if you want it" or "Love is all you need!"  Very powerful words, becasue the reality is that we are the change and the means of creating what we want or don't want.  This applies to more than just war.  We must quit giving the negative so much energy and refocus our abilities to loving this amazing planet and all her magnificent inhabitants.

The new moon is providing you an opportunity to raise awareness on a global scale.  We have the ability to love unconditionally and share that with others.  All spell work down now should be in favor of love and gratitude.  Spells that thank the water, the sun and moon.  Spells that honor the sacred elements and the once honored ways of our ancestors.

Rainbow Tree's Unconditional Love Spell
(repeat thrice daily)
 
Mother Earth, Father Sky, show me the reasons why.
To love all existence and never blind my third eye.
Unconditional love, I shall feel it abound.
All the creatures from the sky and those living in the ground.
Brothers and sisters off all shall unite.
Our hearts will then begin the new flight.
A new world we all create.
Only love exists, with no room for hate.
I vow to honor this love till I die.
Mother Earth, Father Sky, thank you for showing me the reasons why.


Your Mission for this week:

Practice tolerance for others opinions, personal expressions and faith.  We all must learn to live here together as one unit.  Yes, a giant family that knows the abundance that life, love and freedom offer us. Your mission this week is to be a "Considerate Thinker".  Think outside the box of a situation or action.  Consider the ripple effect of every microscopic thing you say or do.  Did you throw a recyclable can in the trash?  What is the ripple effect?  Were you in a hurry so you didn't hold the door for the mom with her three children?  What is the ripple effect?  Was your waitress very friendly and provided you with good service?  Would you tip her extra and provide compliments?  If you did, what would be the ripple effect?  What would be the difference in ripple effects if you planted 5 trees or cut five trees down?  Got you thinking about actions in all directions?  Everything you do has an effect on yourself, others and the environment.  Go forth this week and be considerate with all you do.  Show gratitude.  You are encouraged show gratitude, especially to those you encounter in need of a pick me up.  If someone is being extremely negative, explain to them your mission for this week.  Don't worry about their reaction as this is part of your personal freedom of expressions.

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

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Calling of the Ancestors



Generations of free thinkers.
Living life from their hearts.
No limits for the minds eye.
Memories of flying and past lives.

Nothing is taken for granted.
Sacred sounds they do hear.
Mother Earth they tend.
A web of dreams they weave.

Voices of nature listened to.
Songs they sing ring true.
Imagination is their key.
It's the name of their spirituality.

In our darkness they stand by us.
Love and guidance they offer.
A lighted path shows us the way.
Many of us don't see and we drift away.

They bring a message for all.
Hope and light in our darkness.
Connection to all must be found.
Unconditional love must be felt abound.

© Poem copyrighted: Kandice Thompson - January, 2010
Ordained Reverend & High Priestess

Friday, January 8, 2010

Oracle Message from the Fairy Realm "Dreams Coming True"


Original Drawing ~ Image copyright © Rainbow Tree (aka Kandice Thompson)

From time to time the Fairy folk feel a need to relay a message for those that are open to listening. When needed or as requested from the fairy realm, an oracle reading with the Fairies is done to receive their guidance and thoughts. I do this for myself and anyone else who wants to listen or read. Their messages always resonates with many around the globe.

The message received this reading is:
"Dreams Coming True"

It is easy as humans to allow fear or negative thoughts to overwhelm our state of consciousness.  We tend to sabotage our own dreams and manifestations by allowing our self to worry or feel not worthy.  Many times we let the opinions of others crush our dreams.  Don't let anyone ever tell you that you are being unrealistic, dreaming too much or have to high of expectations.  
 
The desires of your heart are beginning to manifest into reality.  The fairies ask you to keep your faith and only expect a positive outcome.  If you expect negative, then negative will flow to you, as you are expecting it! 
 
The life you have been dreaming of is ready to become a reality and it's in the very starts.  Your prays, affirmations and positive thoughts are bringing you closer to this grand manifestation.  At this current moment you are only seeing glimmers of what could be.  Drop the fears, the opinions of others and your worries.  Let go of what you resist so it doesn't persist.   Your transition can be successful with your continued faith.  Ask the fairies to release your fears that could cause you to sabotage your manifestation abilities.  Show gratitude in your prayers, be thankful as if everything already is.  Know that you deserve this new abundance and it will bring much joy to your life.

The fairies feel you should write or verbally aloud repeat the following affirmation daily:
I know that wonderful people and situations now surround me.  My heart is filed with gratitude.
This message was received on January 8th, 2010

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Wands for Witches

The newest craft addition to my website!  Custom, hand made wands that are perfect for any witch, warlock or magical use.  Crafted and blessed by an ordained Pagan High Priestess.  Made from fine earthen clay, baked and painted with added gemstones and other items for different purposes and elemental properties.

Some wands now available at my website: www.GivingEarth.com My website also offers printed, ready to frame Oracle Readings in a variety of styles that are unique to each persons needs.  My site also offers a variety of my eclectic artwork, original drawings, canvas paintings and internationally & nationally nominated photography. 

These custom made wands for witches have been blessed and charged and are ready for use.  The matching dowsing bowl allows you to place cleansed water or a chosen anointment oil in it.  You can then dip your wand in your mixture to cleanse your personal self, cast a circle, bless or cleanse a room, someone's aura, etc.  These magnificent wands have a variety of use for ones self or an entire coven.  Each inlayed stone is chosen for the specific properties around it. 




Citrine Sun Wand with Dowsing Bowl
Size: Wand is 4-1/2 inches in length, dowsing bowl is 1-1/2 inches in width.

This wand was created to benefit the Solar Plexus Chakra and to honor the sabot of the sun.  The raw citrine point in this wand has beautiful dark clusters of inclusions.  The raw earth clay underneath the the shimmer of the copper paint has also been fully blessed and charged. 


Garnet & Amethyst LUNA Wand with Dowsing Bowl
Size: Wand is 4-1/2 inches in length, dowsing bowl is 1-1/2 inches in width.

This wand was created for a woman and her connection to the Moon and Lunar cycle.    Wand is painted white with a sheer silver overlay and glitter.  Dowsing bowl is painted silver and looks like pewter.  Stones inlayed in wand are rough Garnets a pale Amethyst, a rough ruby and the point is a clear quartz crystal.   Do a search for the metaphysical description of ‘Amethyst, Garnet Rough Ruby and Quartz Crystal’ to get an idea on all the benefits and ideas that you can use this wand along with. 
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I look forward to creating more of these wands.  I am also open to custom requests for size, stones & wand usage.  Thanks for viewing and allowing me to share some of my newest creations!

Namaste,
Kandice
Reverend & High Priestess
~ Rainbow Tree ~

Weekly LUNAR Reading and MAGICAL Attributes: January 6th-13th 2010

Moon Phase:

Waning Gibbous


Moon's Place
Libra
(moon enters Scorpio on Friday, Jan. 8th then Sagittarius on Sunday afternoon)


Lunar Reading:

Your hopes are being given new light with the beginning of the new calendar year.  We must learn how to let go of the issues we faced or demons we battled.  Things can only get better, if you choose to see it that way.  The law of attraction and power of manifestation will play a vital role this year and the rest of your life.  What you resist will continue to persist.  Let go of the troubles and problems that seemed to once consume you.  This is now who you are.  Allow yourself to be free of those chains.  Release it to what ever entity or force you believe in.  Visualize the issues in a bag or on a plate and hand them over to God/Goddess.  Ask the fairies to carry them away or a river to watch them down stream.  Know when you let go of them that these issues or matters are gone forever, no longer your concern.  They require no thought, as thought would only bring them back.  Remeber, you have released them and God or the Universe has already taken care of it.  

This week and month may pose for some communication issues.  With both Mercury and Mars in retrograde, common miss-communications can happen easily.  Often we experience dropped phone calls, internet connection issues, malfunctioning computers and other devices that allow us to psychically connect to each other for communication purposes.  Sometimes this is the universe pushing you to physically see the person or attempt to to connect with them on some level telepathically.  After all, a new era is coming and we have to start opening up somewhere.  Why not start with the third eye and our spiritual and elemental instincts.


For the Magic Doers & Light Workers:

It is highly suggested that you take the time to cleanse all of your crystals and magical working devices in water.  Bless them with the unconditional love the universe offers.  Visualize particles of dust or energy floating down from the heavens and absorbing into your magical devices.  Allow the energy to be absorbed into your body and soul as well.  Be sure to search my archives for different cleansing and renewal rituals and meditations.  One of my favorites is the body and bath cleansing meditation.

Any magic done now for such things as court cases and ridding ones self of a negative habit or issue is in perfect timing.  Things will flow in your favor at this time with the current moon phase and astrological positioning.  Rest easy and know the universe is playing out the best scenario for you, even if it may not feel like it at the moment.

Your Mission for this week:

Show patience with others and yourself.  Give close ones the benefit of the doubt.  Most likely they are just trying to help you, even if you don't agree with their way of showing it.  Respect your elders, no matter the situation.  They have still lived here more years physically than you and they are closer to their transition than you are.  Keep in mind that those who are many years older than you have experinced different aspects of life and understand and have lived through many eras and changes.  Even if you are the adult or grandmother yourself, head the advice of your elders, regardless of circumstances or personal differences.  No, they don't always know best, but they have more life experience in years than you and that deserves a little bit of respect.

I have decided to give you a physical and emotional mission, should you choose to except it:
Choose one person in your life that you deeply care about and are extremely thankful for.  Make sure this person is of the same sex and not your life partner or spouse.  If you are a woman, then pick another woman that you are thankful is a part of your life.  Write a physical letter to them, not an email or a short text message.  Get out your pen and paper and let them know from the heart why you are grateful they are part of your life.  Keep the letter purely positive, maybe even make a gratitude list of why you care about them.  It's not about what they've done for you, it's simply why you are thankful for that particular person.  Why wouldn't life be the same without them?  Share your heart and allow that special someone to know why they mean so very much to you and play an important role in your life.

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