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out of body experiences

Hello everyone, hoping that you enjoyed your memorial day weekend. Once again I would like to put a thank you out there to all the soldiers that have lost their lives over the years fighting for the country and freedoms that we are a part of here in the United States of America.

Over the weekend I had some questions about astral travel and out  of body experiences from a family member. They had asked what I thought about them , how I felt about them, and for more information pertaining to them in general. I decided at that point that this week I would write the blog about that very subject of getting out of the human body. Anyone that can share experiences or knowledge feel free to share in the boxes below the blog.

An out of body experience is an experience that typically involves a sensation of floating outside one’s body and, in some cases, perceiving one’s physical body from a place outside one’s body. It is a really neat thing for some people and a really scary feeling for those that are not practiced in things like meditation or even astral travel or being out of the body during sleep or meditation. It really is one of those exercises that gets easier with practice and more able to hold control as you get used to it.

There are many causes or ways to be placed in an out of body experience. Some of the more common or typical ways are just simply falling asleep, whether taking a nap, or going to sleep for the night. You will have those times where you wake up and feel like you never got a wink of shut eye but you were out for a decent amount of time and shouldn’t really feel that way. Another way that some fall into the state is a near death experience. Some people claim to talk to gods, angels, or see white tunnels of light, or even relatives on the other side. We don’t always think of it but these are all out of body experiences. These can happen during long surgeries, comas, or other things where we are placed under anesthesia, or even when we are in a position of almost drowning. People that run marathons or exert amazing amounts of endurance also experience out of body because the body is unsure whether it is on air or land from moving at such amazing speeds and being in such a state of exhaustion.

This can at times be a total state of unknowing. I read a really cool story of Thomas Edison and his testing of out of body experiences. He would fall asleep and place a coin on his head. He would sit a metal bucket in his lap and when his head tipped the coin would fall off and land in the bucket. This would be loud and snap him out of it. There have been many studies over the years concerning out of body. It is all in how your brain percieves things. There are oils and stones for those of you that are into the metaphysical side of becoming better at out of body experiences and astral projection.

Astral projection is a way of doing out of body and ending up on another plane, realm, planet. This is a great way to get in touch with your guides, loved ones on the other sides, or even check in on a friend who you have not seen or heard from in quite some time.

Some of the stones I had mentioned earlier are Amethyst, sleeping with Amethyst facilitates out of body experiences and helps with intuitive dreaming, Calcite is a stone linked to the higher consciousness that facilitates the opening of higher awareness and psychic abilities, channeling, and out-of-body experiences.  It accelerates spiritual development and allows the soul to remember experiences when it returns to the body. Howlite  links into the spiritual dimensions, opening atunement and preparing the mind to receive wisdom and insights.  It assists journeys out of the body and accessing past lives. Merlinite is a magical stone that holds the imprint of the combined knowledge of shamans, alchemists, magician- priests, and other workers of magic.  Its dual coloring blends the spiritual and earthly vibrations together, giving access to the spiritual and shamanic realms.  This stone supports shamanic practices or magical ritual.

Some oils for astral projection are myrrh, frankincense, and sandalwood. You can blend them or use them separately. You can put them in a candle. Boil them on the stove or an oil burner. Get the essence around you before going into meditation or sleep. Also you can use dream pillows which are many times made out of mugwort most of the time. This will help you to remember your dreams or where you are traveling as you are out of body.

I hope that you have learned about out of body, also known as astral projection or soul journeying. Like I said, feel free to leave experieces, comments, or your own suggestions for tapping into OOBE better. Have a great week!-Ian

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Happiness through teamwork

Are  the things you do each day making you happy? If you go to work each day does the job you do put a smile on your face? I was listening to the radio last week and I heard a line from a man being interviewed and it really stuck with me to where every morning when I wake up since then I ask myself. The line was “If you wouldn’t do what you do for a job for free, should you really be doing it?” This is not always an option for everyone, but if it is an option in your life then you should think about it.

It really goes back to things like wishing, dreaming, and manifesting. This life we live is a really short one. I was talking to Melissa last night while watching our son play baseball about the importance of things such as this. I had a great weekend with my kids and lately I have been thinking a lot about quotes that matter to me and lines that I can live by. Another line I saw was “spending time with children is way more important then spending money on children”. What a great way to get our young ones started on the right path, by remembering that love and companionship has no monetary value and the fact that being around people that make you feel good and smile makes you forget all about the stressful things life has to offer us. None of us are broken, the pieces of us being happy are just sometimes scattered and we need to find them and pick them up and put the puzzle back together.

Deep down we all have issues and anger and things that hold us back from our goals and what we hope to feel and be. We have to grab a hammer and shatter the things that do not serve us.  It is not a simple path and it sure is not an easy one but by being a group and a family we can all get there. Do you have fears? Do you have a family or friends in your life that roll thier eyes at you or say things like “what the hell?” when you tell them the beliefs that you have?

Well as another way of getting people together and helping us all to be on the same page and help us be one, I am putting together a new circle that will help you tap into intuition and happiness through working together, talking, helping, and  coming together to overcome our fears. If you are an empath then we will help with that. As a team and friends we will find ways to bring smiles to our faces and bring support to us all that we may not have known was posssible. This is just another way to help us to make this short life better and happier for us all. I hope you will join me next tuesday for the support circle. It will be held on the 2nd and 4th tuesday of every month and admission is just five dollars. It will start at 7 p.m. and run until 8:30 p.m. It is always easier to do things or learn as a group or a team and with people who have your back. Come on out!!!

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Support yourself and others

Hey guys,

Welcome once again to this weeks blog. I have some exciting news! On May 12th, we will be starting a new group in the store. The group will be for those who have psychic abilities, questions, or just don’t have anyone to ask or talk to about things of the metaphysical nature or even things from the other side or aliens. The group will be called the psychic support group circle. It will be just five dollars and will be held in the store moving forward every 2nd and 4th Tuesday. I will be leading this circle and I am so excited and honored to be doing this.

There are so many people in the same situation that I was over 8 years ago. They are in a position of having feelings, seeing things, knowing things, but having no idea why or how those feelings came to them. I have learned a lot over the past couple of years that holding things in or not talking to anyone about what you are feeling or holding in can really hurt you physically with things like depression or anxiety.

Sometimes in life we feel like there is nobody in the world we can talk to about or issues or feelings. Sometimes we feel that there are not enough hours in the days, sometimes we feel like there are too many hours in the day and things are just swallowing us up. It is vital that we breathe and let things flow out of us and let go of all that does not serve us. It is just as important that we dwell on things that we do good or that help us out on the path that we call this lifetime.

There are too many days for all of us I am sure where we spend the entire day dwelling in negativity. Another issue that so many go through is working at a job or being in a relationship where someone is bashing us or telling us we are not good enough. The path to you being the best you ever is the one where you are acknowledged for doing good. A pat on the back is an amazing thing and the power of thank you or a smile is such a power boost of happiness for so many people. It is like that cold sip of delicious water when you are so thirsty. It really is amazing how we can raise our vibration by keeping a positive focus and helping others.

Thank you so much for reading the blog and I hope to see you all at this wonderful new group that starts May 12th. Have a great week and pat someone on the back!!

Ian

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Get grounded

Hey guys, hope you all had a great weekend! We just got back late last night from Cincinnati, Ohio. We were vendors at an expo called Victory of Light. It is a really big expo with rooms of vendors and readers. The neighbors we were given at the festival were lots of fun and we really enjoyed the company that we had with them.

I had made it through the first day without many issues. By the middle of the second day I started to feel like my feet were no longer touching the floor. This is not an issue that I have ever had. I kept hearing the reader in the booth beside us offering chocolate kisses to people and telling them to eat chocolate for grounding. I had never thought of this but it seemed to work. Obviously, he was talking about grounding yourself spiritually. This was a giant building full of people doing energy work and beautiful crystals all around with energy coming off of them, An absolutely amazing atmosphere going on.

Some different feelings you may have if you need grounding are an upset stomach. Things like feeling dizzy or your ears ringing can be other things that you may feel when you have this going on. Losing track of thought over and over is another sign. I was walking around the building and really had a sense of not knowing where I was or where I was going. The lights around me seemed really bright and every noise was turned up to high volume. There were lots of people that I noticed bumping into other people or booths around the expo. I also noticed an extreme anxiousness coming onto me at all times. If you are in a situation or place with high energy all of these are signs that you are not grounded and not the fun kind like when you were a kid:)

Ways to get yourself grounded are many. Sometimes we can’t always do the things that need to be done to get ourselves back down on the ground where we want to be. As I mentioned earlier sugar is a thing that works for some people. I don’t believe it works for me as I feel ever more anxious when I eat sugar or chocolate but it sure does taste good. Doing a grounding meditation is another great way to snap out of being up too high. However, if during this exercise you find yourself not focusing or even at times falling asleep you may have to move onto something else.

A way to help you if accessible to you is to touch the ground. This should be obvious but it isn’t always something that all of us think of. When doing this you need to literally get your feet on the ground by taking off shoes and socks and get those feet firmly planted to the earth. This is usually very helpful. Mother earth will give you back the roots and the connection to being grounded.

There are also many stones that you can use to ground yourself when feeling spiritually off the floor. Also, looking into the color black is useful to clear the chakras and get you restarted. Try holding a piece of blue kyanite to get you back on track, it has always worked really good for me as far as a grounding stone. Many of the black stones such as black tourmaline also work good on clearing you out and pushing the energy away from you so that you can reground yourself. Many people use hematite jewelry such as a ring, necklace, or bracelet to get them back down.

Things like having a reiki session or tuning forks can also help you out. What ways do you use to ground and calm yourself down when you have the issues of getting too high up in areas like this or places of high energy, feel free to get interactive in the box below and join the blog! Have a great week and thanks for reading. -Ian

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“We have such sights to show you”

I know, I know, I titled the blog after a quote from the 1987 movie “Hellraiser”, however this blog could not be farther from that. I am going to tell you all about some amazing sights that I saw over the weekend while taking an amazing class with Lovey Adamczyk. Have you ever been in a place and you get that feeling that you just know you are supposed to be there but you don’t know why? Well that is where I found myself this weekend. I was seated in the healing room at the store for Lovey’s Basic I.E.T. class for Saturday and Sunday.  I never realized how amazing some of the sights that I would see would be.

On day one we went through the rainbow of angels. Well, I guess that the rainbow would not be the proper way to put it, especially in my head because I know that some people see angels totally by color but not me, I saw way more than I ever had imagined I would see as Saturday went by. All of this really reinstated the fact of just how visual my brain could really be and how amazing the things you can see in a simple meditation can really be.

So we had gotten through a lot of the instruction part of the class and it was time for our first meditation. The first meditation would be with angel Ariel. When Lovey does a session on you she has you draw a card, Ariel has been my card about two thirds of the time so I was familiar with her and ready to go. As we closed our eyes there it was, the calmest, brightest white light I have ever seen in my life. A feeling of peace surrounded me and I felt almost as secure as I ever had. What a great start to the day of meeting my healing angels that I would use for the next 2 days of class.

The next angel that we would be working with was angel Raphael. This was exciting as I am a person that really struggles with a feeling of being alone. Raphael is supposed to be good at working us through situations such as this. Here we went and it was time to lock in to Raphael, out of nowhere I see this huge, beautiful bridge, golden gate style, there was definitely no give to this bridge. It had a green light on the front of it and I heard a message in my hear telling me “Cross it and don’t look back”. Cross I did and I will be definitely enjoying alone time more than I have in the past because of the feeling of security gained from this exercise.

The angel Faith was the next in line for us to work with on this day. Her message much like her name is to have faith and enjoy the freedom that it brings. As we go into meditation with Faith I see a box, it opens and out flies a dragonfly. All of the sudden I get the feeling of being in a forest with huge trees with green bolts of light flowing down on me. The messages “think outside the box” and “share what burdens you”. The messages are just flowing and the sights have been quite amazing to this point.  I am really loving this class and hoping that there is more to come as we get locked into these angels.

Next in line is Gabriel. I have heard many things about Gabriel in the past but never meditated to talk or work with this angel before. He is supposed to give direction and clear the sense of uncertainty and distrust, which are also some things that I struggle with. As I close my eyes, I immediately see a huge tree with its roots very firmly planted in the soil. Then I see a bright yellow sun with some really cool blue eyes. Gabriel then says close your eyes and see this and as I did this in my meditation all of the colors of the chakra wheel, one by one came to me. I am really feeling great after this.

We then met the angel Celestina, she is here to teach us and help us with creative expression and clearing the swallowing of self expression. This was good because I am really working on saying things with soft lips and watching saying things roughly or in a way that they may hurt other people.  As we go into meditation I see the most awesome mountains with huge birds soaring above them. There are bright purple shadows everywhere and in the clouds the word “SOAR” is there. What a cool message this was.

I am at this point telling myself that there is no way that this can keep up with the awesome sights I have been shown today but let’s see anyway as it’s now time to bring in the angel known as Cassiel. This angel teaches unconditional love and relieves us from heartache and feelings of betrayal. As the lights go out and my head draws Cassiel in I see what reminds me of a nun but could be an angel and she kisses me on the forehead. At this point red takes over the sights that I am seeing and A lightning bolt hits the tree from earlier, knocking a branch off of it and I get two more messages from the amazing tree. “It’s alright to be imperfect” and “Don’t look back are both carved into the tree that at this point seems to be my tree of life.

Wow, is really all I can think and then I look to the wall which has beautiful pictures of each angel we will work with and see that there are still 3 to go. Daniel is next up and Lovey really likes him because he is almost like a bodyguard when doing integrated energy therapy. He teaches forgiveness and helps clear self judgement as well as that coming from other people. It is now time to go back into meditation and I am on a huge ship  with the most beautiful, blue sails. This is the calmest water I have ever been around and felt. As I look up on the blue sails on the ship the words “Call on me and all will be smooth sailing”. are written in huge, bold writing. The ship is just gliding across the amazing, blue body of water. I was really given the feeling of being a pirate of positivity after working with Daniel.

Sarah was on deck and coming in next. Her healing gift was empowerment and is here to help clear us from feelings of powerlessness caused by ourselves or others. During this meditation I look up and am in the middle of a really long hallway. Much like time when in meditation, this hall goes very quickly as you go step by step. I have been in many meditations lastly not more than 3o minutes and feel like I have been in for hours. I look at the wall at the end of the hall and there is a banner hanging on the wall that stated: “The hardest of goals are easily achieved by stepping one foot at a time”. This reminded me to not rush to conclusions or let little things ruin my mood. Take one step at a time whether walking into positivity or away from negativity.

Last but definitely not least is the big bopper, the one that everybody knows and loves. We would be working with Michael. He is the protector and helps us clear fear. He is here to keep us on track to finding our mission in this short period of time called life. I got a little excited because good things usually come to me while working with Michael. Eyes closed, time to count down and get some Michael time. When I think of Michael, I always think of Michael Carpenter from the Dresden Files books by Jim Butcher. Michael is a knight of the cross and a huge man, he carries a giant sword, he stands for light. He is like a human version of the angel Michael. The Michael meditation begins with a flashback from my childhood at about age 3 or 4. I see myself hopping up and down on my red rocking horse, I am sitting on my fathers lap watching He-Man and Smurfs cartoons on a Saturday morning. I am my little self playing with my dads guitar and listening to the smooth sounds of the band Devo telling me to “Whip It”. All of the sudden I see the Archangel Michael standing before me with arms wide open with flames around him. The flames change from chakra color to chakra color. Perfect vibrations are going around the flames and all is well in the world with my visions of childhood and the best times of my life. Sometimes all you need to do is put yourself in that happy place in order to feel that sense of protection that can not be found anywhere else. Amazing! That is the only way to describe this.

This day of learning got me going like no other day of learning in quite a long time. I highly recommend working with Lovey. I can not guarantee that the results that I have felt, the experiences that I have described will happen for you. My hope for you is that what I have just told you about is only the tip of the iceberg for you. I am a visual person and the sights I have seen were amazing. If you want to talk more about my weekend or have questions about this class leave a comment below. You can sign up and learn more about Lovey by checking out http://loveysangels.com.

Once again thank you so much for spending a few minutes of your time checking out the blog! -Ian

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Chain of abundance

Happy Tuesday everybody!

I am hoping that all of you are safe and sound after the rough weather we had here over the last few days. Getting that snow out of the way to resume our lives isn’t always the easiest. Yesterday my stepson and I were shoveling like madmen and we look up and our neighbor comes over with his turbo powered snowblower and does half our drive for us. This goes back to what we have been talking about in the blog. People helping other people. I am very thankful for our neighbor coming over and doing this as it was a huge help.

The last few days on facebook there has been a huge push for us all to post and pass the word about each others pages. This has been huge as we are all helping each other out and checking out what we all have to offer and do in this world. Help, help, help!

This gives a huge shot of abundance to each person that does something like this. It is easy to get caught up in a world of I want to be the best. Well I have always heard my friend Hank say that there is more than enough for all of us in this world. I’ll be the first to say that until lately I highly had my doubts about that kind of saying. As of late my doubts have disappeared and I have the utmost confidence that the quote that Hank loves to remind us is one hundred percent the truth. You can read more about Hank at http://www.hhhexpos.com/about-us/

When you put something out to the universe make sure that it is always with positivity and love in it and if there is something that you want or need make sure that you think about what you can do to help someone else’s day go by smoother or what you can do to use what you want to help others.

The chain just keeps growing and we are all going to be blessed with amazing abundance because we believe in each other and ourselves. Let’s get this circle going and see that greatness that it brings to the world. Our time is coming because we are all a team, deep down this belief is going to make this world a place that can not be stopped. Positivity, Love, and Helping others will conquer all!

Have a great week and I hope to see you at circle tonight. We also have some great classes this weekend so be sure to check those out! Thanks for reading the blog! -Ian

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Thanks

As thanksgiving has arrived once again, the thoughts of another year full of new friends and new learning’s has come and gone. It is unbelievable the amount of knowledge and family love that can be shown in just one years time.

How many of us just go through our daily life and never take the time to smell the roses? Days like thanksgiving are so important for us to sit back and enjoy the small things that this short lifetime gives us to enjoy things and love each other.

The food we eat, whether turkey and ham, or tofu and rice. Do we take the time out to be thankful for it when it isn’t thanksgiving? Are the little things made important each day or do we only take time out when we are told to take one because the calendar says we should. The world is such a quick and fast placed thing and way of doing things.

Just a little time out here and there, that’s all I am suggesting. You would be amazed at the wonders that can be shown to you ever day by using a minute here and there to ring in a little bit of thankfulness. Even if you are down on your luck and you think all is gone, call a life time out and find that one good thing. You can do it. Smile, and be thankful and merry because there is good out there. -Ian

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Meditation

Hey guys, So this week I wanted to discuss meditation and what we get out of it, what we do with it, and maybe get the interaction going by asking what you all get out of it and how it works for others.  I have been deep in a thought of awe since Saturday night when we had a Psychic development class going on at the store and we did a meditation at the end.  As we did the meditation I got really locked in and saw all the chakra colors and it was an awesome experience as I locked in with my spirit guide in the same meditation and the guide told me that I locked in with this meditation.  This was the start of a blog from last year that I am gonna roll with because I never posted or finished it so out of the hopper and added to.  So I have had the pleasure of being able to go to the last three psychic development circles at the store which is led by Jim Flynn.  This is usually an event that I don’t get to attend because we do it on Tuesday nights and this is the night that I work.  I have always gotten a lot out of the meditations at this circle. I’m not sure what it is that locks me in at this but its something.

The first two times that I got to go to the circle again after not doing it in so long, we did it round robin style where we do a meditation, then we go around the circle, everyone tells what they got out of the meditation, and from there we tell other people in the circle messages that we got for them.   The third one we did our readings “bootcamp” style or what reminds me of musical chairs. We move from person to person and give a few minute readings.  I really was locked into the auras. It felt really good.  Remembering what you get from a meditation and keeping track of them much like you do dreams will really help you roll with what life and intuition has to offer you. If there are skills that you have or want and you really can not figure out how to hone them use your meditation and ask you spirit guides to help you get to the next level.  I have gotten spirit guides, family, aliens, and many others in meditation that have helped me with things in life. Using a notebook to write down your ideas is a great idea and really helps.  Also, flexing your psychic muscles and working on them in groups like the circle are great ways to open up what you strive for.

I was talking to a customer on Friday night about totem animals and they were really into it. I then went into the question of meditation and they said that they were afraid and would never meditate again because when they were young they meditated and didn’t put up any protection so had bad things and thoughts during meditation.  Some tips that we use at the store before the circle or even before doing your own personal meditation are using a prayer or just a little thing that you can say asking for only things of positivity and of the white light can be a part of what is going on.  Also, ask you guides to be a sort of body guards, this always works great for me and they can still help you during the meditation but will keep out those things that should not be there.  Also, lighting a white candle and focusing on it as you slip into the meditation is a big help. Please use the comments section to share your tips or ask questions about meditation. We will be running a special circle tonight as there is a fifth Tuesday in April. It will run from 7-8:30 and ran by Jim Flynn, one of the wonderful store readers.  The cost is just five dollars. We hope to see you there. Have a great week and meditate! -Ian

 

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power of words

This weeks blog is going to be about how important it is to watch your words because they really have power to them.  

We don’t always think this way but your words can make someone smile, they can make someone cry, they can make you look smart, they can make you sound dumb. Your words are very important and it’s funny but maybe our parents were onto something when we were little and they said “if you have nothing nice to say then say nothing at all”.  

Sometimes we get into a negative funk and we say things like” this is terrible” or the biggest one in the world is “I CAN’T”. These are very hard lessons to learn in life because a lot of times in life when we say things like this we are looking for someone to feel sorry for us and as we all know if you don’t believe in yourself there is no other person in the world that is going to pump you up.  

The motivational speakers really do have something when they teach us lessons like saying things like you are awesome and that you deserve the best. Making this a part of a meditation is a really good way to get started off on the right foot. Also, taking that extra time to think about what you are saying instead of just spitting it out. Think about times in your life where you have taken yourself down a bad road or a time in your life where you have taken the good road. How did we handle those situations? I would be willing to say that there aren’t a whole lot of times where you were totally negative and good things happened for you.  

The time that we have on this life plain is short. We need to wake up each morning and do all that we can to make sure that we are helping ourselves to have an easier time on it.  Life is not always going to be easy but we need to put positivity into it to make it easier to live here.  So then the question that was going through my head is what if your intuition is telling you negative things.  Maybe you should ask your guides or even yourself is that part of your intuition really coming from the right place and is it coming from the white light? We all have bad times but its how we handle them and how we react to them that determines how long the bad times are going to last. I guess where we go with all this is to ask ourselves, “Are the things that come out of my mouth helpful to myself and others?”. If not maybe hold those in and think about why you are wanting to express yourself in that way.  

Once again thank you for reading this blog and feel free to leave comments and your own ideas on positive thinking. This is a daily work in progress for many people including myself and helping each other is never a bad thing. Have a great week and remember in the words of our friend Maria. I get better and better every day in every way!

Ian 

 

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More about Totem Animals

Hey guys. This week we are going to have another talk about totems. 

This time I am going to go over a few new totem meanings that we didn’t go over in the first blog. I also figured we could have some discussion about different ways of finding a totem animals.  A lot of people when looking for a totem animal don’t think about the fact that seeing something like a normal animal for an area (for example  a squirrel in the woods of Ohio) does not necessarily make it your totem animal however it may. There are lots of different ways to realize your true totem animal. One great way is through meditation. During your meditation look around, look for animals and see if there is a distinct animal that shows up time after time.  Dreams are another way of finding your totem. Make sure that you have a dream journal and write down the animals and if you are having trouble remembering the dreams there are herbs like mugwort that are great at helping remember them and finding a totem animal in the dreams.  Just walking in the woods is another great way to find a totem animal but just don’t forget that sometimes there are certain animals in there habitat and you are going to see them regardless,  try finding an animal that you have been able to put together with the dreams and meditation or even in a time of need.  If you are having a tough time in life sometimes the animal may show up over and over and seems to always help you out in this time.  A great example that I hear a lot in our area is the hawk.  

I get questions all the time about totem animals and some really good books for finding and understanding the totem animal world are Animal Speak and Animal Wise by Ted Andrews. He is a wonderful and educated author when it comes to this subject.  Another great way to get in touch and use your intuition to find a  animal totem are oracle cards. The deck that is the most popular and the one that we recommend at the store is The Power Animal Oracle Deck by Steven D. Farmer, Ph D. Another book that I have checked out is Totems: The transformative power of your personal animal totem by Brad Steiger. This is a really neat and informative book. If you didn’t want to purchase a book, you can always check one out of your local library.   

Just to go over a few of the totems that people have asked me about lately.

The spider is listed in the insect group of totems. It is known for female energy, cunning, rebirth, death, creation, protection, and faith.  The main thing the spider says to you is to weave your own life. Do things your way and be confident in your beliefs and ways of doing things.  

The ladybug is also in the insect group of totems.  It is a bug that you always see a lot when the season changes and it gets cold outside and the migrate in the house.  It is an Irish symbol of protection.  Perhaps best known as an sign of luck.  When a Ladybug lands on you, it is said your wish will come true.

The fox is an animal that you sometimes see but not a lot so I think of it as a great example of a totem animal around the Ohio area.  Some of the meanings associated with the fox are physical or mental responsiveness, increased awareness, cunning; seeing through deception; call to be discerning, ability to find your way around, to be swift in tricky situations, and affinity with nocturnal activities and dream work.

These are just a few of the ones that I have been thinking about lately or have heard people around me asking about.  If you have any totem animals that you want to talk about feel free to leave comments and we can banter back and forth and have some more discussions about animal totems.  Another really important thing that I wanted to say is this just like any other kind of journey work is a self intuition experience. You have to really look into yourself and realize why a certain totem may come to you and if you have a feeling that the totem has a different meaning than one that you have been taught or have read it is probably true as well. Use your intuition and what you feel to find your totem and the true meaning and what it has in store for your life. I hope you all have a great day and thank you so much for reading this blog!!! -Ian