Remove Negativity from Your Life

What if’s can be very a negative way to live your life. What if’s can limit you and the things that you want. What if everything you ever hoped to achieve in life never happens? Let’s change that to read, what if everything you ever dreamed of came to fruition. Changing a few words in that sentence also changed the character of the sentence from negative to positive.

Pjctk0v8What if’s can also be very positive in your life. What if you are stronger that you think? What if your crazy thoughts and inspirations aren’t crazy at all. Think about it. Believe in yourself and your abilities. You can train your thoughts to reflect positive instead of negative feelings.

Toxic relationships and negative people in your life will not only bring negativity into your life, it will keep it there until you get rid of it. Everyone, at one time or another, has dealt with negative people and situations. Negative people are very challenging and dealing with them can be very hard. Just dealing with them for a short time can make you feel like they are draining the energy right out of you.

Even when something positive happens they will put a negative spin on it. When they have a problem, instead of finding a solution they will complain and play the victim. It is probably easier to create positive in your life than negative.

Positive thinking is easy. Have you ever had a daydream about something beautiful and wonderful that you would like to happen to you? That’s easy to think of, right? Just changing your thought patterns can change your life.

Some days life is hard and harsh, but you can change the direction of your life by just adding more positive people and situations every day. Meditation is a great way to change negative into positive. You can spend as little as 10 minutes a day just sitting quietly and reflecting on what you want from your life. If you need help doing that, then contact me and I’ll help.

Have a great day, I’ll talk to you later.

The True Spirit of Halloween

The beginning or origin of Halloween dates back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. The Celts, who lived about 2,000 years ago in what is now Ireland, celebrated their new year on November 1st marking the end of summer and the beginning of harvest.

part_1443542321120-1On the day before the new year, October 31, it was believed that the dead returned to Earth to cause trouble and damage crops. Halloween was a time of celebration and superstition. People would light bonfires a wear homemade costumes, usually made of animal heads and skins, to ward off spirits.

When Halloween was first celebrated in America, it consisted of public events to celebrate the harvest. Neighbors would tell stories of the dead, sing, dance and tell each other’s fortunes. The celebrations were very small and limited. Colonial Halloween festivities were celebrated by telling ghost stories and making mischief of all kinds. Annual Autumn festivities were common, but Halloween was not celebrated throughout the country.

When a new flood of immigrants, especially those fleeing from the potato famine in Ireland in 1846, came to America the celebration of Halloween was beginning to be celebrated nationally. Americans began to dress in costume and go door to door asking for food and money and that tradition became what we know today as “trick-or-treat.”

Halloween has changed from what it’s origin were years ago. Most recently children dress up as their favorite characters, whether a cartoon or historical character, and go from house to house collecting candy. It wasn’t so long ago that I remember, with a warmth, my children going door to door, trick or treating. I remember that time as fun. Speaking and socializing with my neighbors. But times change and we must act accordingly.

Today, a lot of the past traditions seem to have fallen by the wayside. Our world seems to have changed along with the traditions of Halloween. Parents today are fearful. The fun has been taken out of Halloween. But for those who appreciate the holiday, there are ways to celebrate with you children and keep fear at a minimum.

A few of the ways to change how we observe Halloween are by having small neighborhood parties, creating a celebration at a local social club, and maybe even having a small party in a public park. Most of all, just make Halloween memories that your children can cherish for years.

The Day of the Dead

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Dia de los Muertos, “Day of the Dead,” a Spanish celebration honoring the dead, is a Mexican holiday. It is celebrated, especially in the Central and South regions of Mexico. It’s a ritual that the Spanish have been practicing for at least 3,000 years. The day of the dead is also celebrated in certain parts of the United States.

The tradition was originated in Mexico and is celebrated on November 1. The festivities start on October 31st. Family members decorate the graves of their loved ones, often creating small, personal altars honoring the person. Sugar skulls, a skull made out of clay molded sugar and decorated with feathers and colored beads, are used to decorate the gravestones of the deceased. It’s a loving ritual filled with joy and love.

It is believed that, if a spirit returns and finds that no one has built an altar for them, they will feel sad and angry. Those neglected spirits may seek revenge on those who have forgotten them. Also, many folk tales explain how those who ignored their deceased loved ones will be struck ill immediately and die shortly after the holiday. Thus, some people take part in the festivities out of fear or superstition rather than love.

The most popular ways of celebrating Dia de los Muertos is by:

• Telling stories about the deceased loved one

• Creating an altar with offerings such as symbols and object of importance to the deceased.

• Cleaning and decorating their grave

• Holding all night vigils at the gravesite

• Making sugar skulls

So, basically, celebrating the “Day of the Dead” is nothing more than honoring dead relatives, both young and old and allowing them to return to the mortal world to visit loved ones. Instead of scary ghosts and goblins, the people of Mexico welcome their family spirits with the aroma of delicious food, decorated candy skulls and lighted candles to guide them home again.

This practice is new to me. I’ve never heard of it before, but I’m glad I happened across an article explaining the custom. In my opinion, it is a beautiful way to celebrate and honor a deceased family member, and a wonderful way to let that family member know how much they are appreciated, loved and missed.

The Tarot

Tarot cards have been around since the mid 15th century. Tarot cards are a divination tool used to help you go within, contact your Higher Self and to find powerful sources of information that come from within you.

A tarot deck of cards usually contain 77 or 78 cards. The tarot deck is made up of the Major Arcana and the Minor Arcana. There are a wide variety of Tarot cards available today. However, I choose to use the Angel Tarot Deck which was created by Doreen Virtue.

The Angel Tarot deck gives a gentle and positive reading to my clients. Like the other versions of tarot, the Angel Card version includes four suits: Air – deals with intellect, making decisions and analyzing situations. Water: deals with emotions such as, but not limited to, falling in love and nurturing children. Fire: deals with Ideas, inspiration, feeling passion and creativity and Earth: deals with the material world like making a living, caring for our bodies and receiving abundance.

Before each reading I shuffle the cards thoroughly, pray over them and ask my guides to contact your guides. I then ask your guides to transfer their energy, your energy to the cards. After each reading I cleanse and clear the cards of any lasting energies of my last reading. This makes the cards ready for the next person to be read.

If you think you might be interested in a reading, please check out my services page to see what one of my services may be of interest to you. If you have decided on an Angel Tarot card reading, please view my Card Decks page to see which deck you might like, which deck speaks to you. I look forward to working with you and the Angels.