Category Archives: ANIMAL SPIRITS + SHAMANIC PRACTICE

To anyone who has lost someone. A dedication to Jess Ainscough

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This post is dedicated to my dad Bruce, Jess’ mum Sharyn and all the beautiful souls who have now left their bodies and minds to rest.

Jess, I want to take this opportunity to give my thanks to you for being so brave, inspiring and courageous. To lose your mum is one thing, but to have it happen as a public figure, in the health and wellness industry is another. I want you to know that we all hear what isn’t being said. We, at the end of the day – all want what is best for ourselves, and our families. I have heard you speak your truth in person, and I felt your soul. I don’t see you as anything other than a woman living her truth. As was your mum, I’m positive. This blog post is for you because I just felt the need to share it with you. Deep down I felt you needed to read this message. So, here it is, for you, and anyone else who is struggling with a physical loss.

The end of October saw 5 years past the death of my father, Bruce.

I have blogged about this before and sorry to anyone who finds it hard (or annoying) to hear me write about him time and time again, but for anyone who has lost someone they love, you would understand that everyone grieves in different ways, and although each day is another day after their death, it doesn’t mean the loss goes further away, too.

Last month, I saw that Jess Ainscough publicly announced that she too has suffered a loss recently. Jess lost her dear mother to breast cancer.

The Big ‘c bomb’ is a hell of a dis-ease; and whilst majority of sufferers fight like hell to survive it, sometimes the bomb just detonates. It seems unfair, unwarranted and just plain unjustified some times. We have all been affected by it in some way, no?

On the 5th anniversary of my fathers death I wrote a Facebook status to him thanking him for my gift of life, but also thanking him for giving my brother and I the gift of awareness, to which he passed onto us as his soul left his body, unbeknownst to us at the time. It could be, that perhaps in hindsight, one of his purposes’ in life was to give us this gift.

It took me a while to accept this, but he knew he was going to die that day. He knew his soul was ready to move on. As hard as that is to acknowledge, I now know that he was ready to go, and had made peace with that fact, that day. He even told me he was….he actually said to me “i’m going to die”…. I just did the whole “don’t be stupid, your fine!” thing. I didn’t know how profoundly he was speaking, that day – that he knew his soul was ready to go.

A fortnight ago, I had (funnily enough) been reading a chapter in my favourite book ‘Conversations with God’ about death. It’s like the final piece of the puzzle for me, and now I feel I’m at complete peace with the lose of my dad and I want to share this with anyone who has lost someone they love. To tell you some things to help you feel more accepting of the circumstances around this loss.

I used to think I feared death, like most of us understandably would. After seeing it from this point of view, I feel more comforted believing that all of us die how our soul intends, and it is only the fact that modern medicine has taught us to fear it because it means you failed at healing, you failed at surviving or failed at living right – that we harbour such fear. This then feeds into our loved ones, who see dying as a massive disaster, sheer despair and disbelief. Great loss. What could we have done to help? Were we providing enough support? What if we had tried this or that method, would they still be here today? I have had these exact thoughts for years. Now I see it differently, and know that he went exactly the way his soul had intended. His body had served his souls purpose. Nothing was going to save him, because his soul didn’t need to be saved. ” Only to the soul is death a relief – a release”.

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Some excerpts from the book that I would love to share:

The greatest gift you can give the dying is to let them die in peace – not think they must “hang on” or continue to suffer. so this is very often what has happened in the case of the man who says he’s going to live, believe’s he’s going to live, even prays to live: that at the soul level, he has “changed his mind”. It is time now to drop the body to free the soul for other pursuits. When the soul makes this decision, nothing the body does can change it. Nothing the mind thinks can alter it. It is at the moment of death that we learn who, in the body-mind-soul triumvirate, is running things. All your life you think you are your body. Some of the time you think you are your mind. It is at the time of your death that you find out who you really are.

There are times when the body and mind are just not listening to the soul, this too creates the scenario of when seemingly healthy, fighting, strong people still pass on. The most difficult thing for people to do is hear their own soul. It happens often that the soul makes a decision that it is time to leave the body. The body and the mind (servants to the soul) – hear this, and the process of extrication begins. Yet the mind (ego) doesn’t want to accept. after all, this is the end of its existence. So it instructs the body to resist death. This the body does gladly, since it too does not want to die. The body and mind (ego) receive great encouragement, great praise from the outside world – the world of its creation. So the strategy is confirmed. 

At this point, everything depends on how badly the soul wants to leave. If there is no great urgency here, the soul may say “Alright, you win. I’ll stick around with you a little longer”. But if the soul is very clear that staying does not serve its higher agenda – that there is no further way it can evolve through this body – the soul is going to leave, and nothing will stop it – nor should anything try to.

The soul is very clear that its purpose is evolution. That is its sole purpose, and soul purpose. It is not concerned with the achievements of the body or the development of the mind, these are meaningless to the soul. The soul is also clear that there is no great tragedy involved in leaving the body, in many ways, the tragedy is being in the body. 

Neale Donald Walsch, Conversations with God.

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I now see that each of us – within our souls – already know when our time will be up. We all leave our bodies behind at exactly the right time. I know that is a really hard concept to grasp. I’m still trying to grasp it myself. It’s a huge topic of discussion, but this has helped me to understand why things happen, terrible, devastating, awful things. It also helps the ones who are “left behind” to feel more at peace, which in turn helps them to heal and continue their own souls purpose.

My dads soul has taught me to connect with mine, to listen, to understand and to ask those crazy questions. My dad’s soul left his body because it no longer served him in this life. It learnt what it needed, achieved what it wanted and learnt all it needed to know. It’s now moved onto the next, and I for one am so excited for my dads next soul adventure!

Ever since he passed, I’ve noticed a particular bird species – the Willie Wagtail around me all the time. They have followed me from Sydney, to Brisbane and now Townsville. I don’t know why, but since dad passed over I always thought as soon as I saw one that they remind me of him. Their is usually only one or two, and they wave their little tails around at me, dancing around in the grass or low in the bushes – as if to say ‘ hi darling! I’m having such fun again’ they are cheeky, extroverted and always put a smile on my face. I feel this is my dads spirit having a dance, having a laugh and seeing the cheer again, and helping me to remember to always do the same. He was always such a boisterous man, he had an infectious laugh. I mean, look at this fella? doesn’t he just look like such a character?!

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I stumbled upon another blog post that the True Activist Facebook page posted about a palliative nurses’ reflection on the 5 most common regrets the people in her care had told her. I would like to share this, because I feel it works well back into my above story, regarding how at the end, we all truly know what we want, we know our spirit, its just that a lot of us don’t listen, because we do everything for everyone else, first. The top 5 comments made were:

1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.

2. I wish I didn’t work so hard.

3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.

4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.

5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.

You can find the full article here.

These have really hit home to me. Right now, I’m in my late 20’s – I have so much life to look forward to. I feel a sense of comfort in knowing I will not have these same regrets that these beautiful soul’s did on their final days in their physical bodies. I thank them for giving us the gift of being able to connect with our inner most desires, NOW. TODAY. We all have this precious gift, we just have to listen, and then live it.

I’m sure if my dad was here today (and Jess’ mum too) that they would tell us that we are both exactly where we need to be, and that we will always be ok. After all, we have some pretty amazing angels watching over us now.

To anyone who has lost someone, I hope this has helped you the way it helped me. And maybe, JUST maybe this was a message from them to you that you were waiting to receive.

Love, light & soul journeys,

Sarah xox

How to create an element altar

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A new change I have been making to my life is to start to worship more. Sounds super religious and cult-y right? But don’t be scared, it doesn’t have to be anything you don’t want it to be. 

A few months ago I asked a beautiful and talented illustrator colleague to draw me 5 illustrations that represented each one of the five elements. At the time, I was just doing this for me to use for my branding, to incorporate into my everyday life as a reminder to evoke the energy of the goddesses in the illustrations in times I needed to.

Upon receiving my beauties, I instantly felt I needed to embrace the energy of the air element. I needed help to clear my mind, clean up my thoughts and bring some clarity to my blog and business ventures.

I printed her out, framed her and placed her on my desk, but as much as she was beautiful and enough on her own, I felt drawn to dress up her space so she felt a bit more ‘special’; a bit more at home.

So, I bought her some beautiful little flowers, burnt a candle and some incense beside her, and hit up my crystal collection for a few that connected with the heart chakra – which is linked to the air element. Anyway… It did the trick, without having much previous experience with setting up sacred spaces, altars or worship spaces – I had essentially done just that intuitively. She really came alive. Within 24 hours, I was buzzing with clear thoughts and direction for my
Business. I distinctively recall sitting at my desk, for hours, on a rampage for more knowledge… I read, I discovered, I brain stormed, I wrote a million notes. I had asked
the Airess to guide me, and she did.

Needless to say, I’m converted. I now have a permanent altar space in my
Office (which I will change as I need to) and have the other illustrations
placed around the house for aesthetics and gentle subconscious nudging.

What exactly is an altar?
In my understanding, coming from a not-very-religious background – It’s a sacred space dedicated to worship. There are many cultures, all over the world that embrace the power of an altar – it’s a way of connecting with yourself, on a level you don’t easily do in your everyday life.

Many religions from Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism and Judaism all embrace worship at altar spaces, as do the pagans and many new ageists. Worship at an altar gives you a chance to Stop. Listen. Feel. Reflect. Ask. It’s kind of like visual meditation. You look at the sacred items on your altar; you feel their presence, their sense of wisdom, their message to you. You just take the time to reflect and be in that moment, with you and your god, your spirit, your guides. Yourself.

So I thought it might be cute to share with you how to set one up, and give you some inspiration on where to begin with using this type of space to your advantage.

I have focused on element altars because I feel like I need specific things at specific times, and the elements are really good at getting you those. To brush up on your knowledge of the elements, and the goddess illustrations meanings – click here.

These are merely suggestions, you can do as many of these things, or as little. Or you can completely ditch the suggestions and make up your own!

AIR ELEMENT

airess element alter

Focus: thoughts & mind

Chakra: heart

Intention: set an intention for the space, ask the airess to bring you more positive thoughts, more information, more clarity with studies etc.

Placement: office space, living space – somewhere you need a clear mind and positive thoughts.

Items: Airess illustration, a tarot card from the sword house, fallen feathers, crystals that bring mind clarity or are coloured in yellow, green or pink. Something that smells beautiful or has a cleansing properly- a candle, incense, essential oil burner, flowers etc., any ornaments that you have a connection too – a bird/owl ornament etc. plants and flowers – you can display a live plant with yellow or pink flowers, or flowers which look like lavender – have small, hardy flowers and long stems.

FIRE ELEMENT

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Focus: Motivation and movement

Chakra: Solar Plexus chakra (stomach)

Intention: Ask the Firess to bring your thoughts into action, to bring more motivation and drive. Strength, stamina and all things powerful.

Placement: High movement areas – kitchen, home gym, living space, or even office of you need to get things happening.

Items: Firess illustration, tarot card with the Wands suit, burning candle or glowing salt lamp, ornaments of reptiles or horses, warming scents in oil burner, crystals coloured in reds and oranges, large flowers in warm, rich colours; herbs like or chilli plant.

WATER ELEMENT

wateress element alter

Focus: Emotions & relationships

Chakra: Sacral Chakra (reproductive organs)

Intention: Ask the Wateress to bring inner reflection; clearer communication with loved ones, to help honour and knowledge true feelings or to bring harmony to your life and environment.

Placement: Bathroom, living space, bedroom or somewhere calm, reflective. Mediation space.

Items: The Wateress, a tarot card from The cups suit, a vase with water and water growing plants or large leaved fresh flowers, succulents, blue/aqua coloured crystals, shells, ornaments of sea creatures or a fish bowl, candle with calming scents etc.

EARTH ELEMENT

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Focus: Grounding, environment & prosperity

Chakra: Root chakra (genitals)

Intention: Ask Earthess to bring physical, mental & spiritual grounding, growth and prosperity. Great for anyone looking to move, travel, change relationships or manifest a new job or opportunity.

Placement: Best in a working environment, a creative space or somewhere you want to bring connection and change.

Items: Earthess Illustration, tarot card from pentacle house, money/coins, gold, gemstones and crystals of earthy tones of brown, red and dark green. Pot plants with big root systems, drift wood or beautiful wooden ornaments, candles, incense of sandalwood etc.

SPIRIT ELEMENT

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Focus: Spiritual growth, communication & consciousness

Chakra: Throat chakra

Intention: Ask the Spiritess for help with building upon your consciousness, helping to awaken you inner most desires. This alter will help you connect with yourself, with your true nature. Communicate with your guides, your angels and ask them for help.

Placement: Somewhere you have time out – bedroom, living space, bathroom.

Items: Spiritess Illustration, any tarot or oracle card, purple, clear or white crystals, lotus flowers or any beautiful flowers for that matter, incense, candles, mandalas, special jewellery – this might be a good chance to put a bit of your own flair on and put a picture or a word of something you wish to focus on.

There is no right or wrong way to do it! There might be in certain cultures and religions, but because this is a personal tool, trust your intuition and use whatever you want that will help. You don’t need to go out and buy new things, be thrifty and find special things you have laying around the house that you kept for some reason… This is the reason! If you only have 2 or 3 things – that is great, and will still do the job.

The main focus is to always remember to use it. Go to your altar when you need some ‘me time’. Sit around it, look at it and just be with it. You don’t have to sit at its feet and pray (you can do this too, though!) just find your style, start your own little ritual. Once you ask for help at your altar, always be aware of what it is you have asked for, and help it to happen. Conscious thought will bring the outcome. That is the main objective here.

Happy altar-ing! Please, if you do make one please send me a photo or put it up on your social media page and tag me in it so I can check it out! And if you have any great stories of the things you managed to manifest with it, I would love to hear those too!

Love, light & worship

Sarah xox

When tradition needs to end

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As spring has sprung (not that I noticed, I live in Townsville which I have translated to “endless summer”) everyone seems to have a bit more pep in their step; excitement is all around for the warmth of the sun, and marking the beginning of wedding season for a lot of us 20-somethings, and the wrapping up of another year (wait…what?!?). It’s all sunshine and lollipops from here on in, but another thing that Spring brings us is another season of total and utter disgust and sadness. What on earth am I talking about? Taiji, Japan. The little fishing village with the deep, dark secrets.

A few years ago I watched a moving Oscar winning documentary called “The Cove”. It had me in tears. The Cove is an expose by the amazing Ric O’Barry, who was the original dolphin trainer of the 5 captive dolphins who played ‘Flipper’ in the US hit tv series back in the sixties. It was on the day that his beloved dolphin friend, Kathy, passed away in his arms that he realised no wild dolphins should ever be kept in captivity. He believed she committed suicide, and explains this more in the movie.

There after, Ric dedicated his life to exposing and educating others on dolphins being caught from the wild to be used in shows across the world for human entertainment, as well as the senseless slaughter of them by a minority of the Japanese in Taiji who also barbarically murder them for their meat (even though dolphin meat is contaminated with toxic levels of mercury!).

I don’t care if you still choose to eat meat, this isn’t a ‘vegans against the world’ blogpost – Even though its close to my heart, I’m doing my best to not push my beliefs onto others when it is not asked for, but this issue is more on a human spirit kind of level. I don’t know anyone that could watch this and not think it was sad/barbaric/not necessary. Even if you are a softy and would rather turn a blind eye then expose yourself to some of the not-so-pleasant things that humans do to other living creatures (or other humans for that matter) please do yourself a favour and just watch it, not for me, but for your kids or future kids. I have made a vow to NEVER take my children to Seaworld or any other live dolphin/orca shows simply because I never want to show any kind of support, physically or financially – to institutes that trick humans into thinking they care so much about these species, yet say nothing about the practices in which they supported to get their precious ‘stars’ in those tanks.

The cove is a literally that, a small cove on the coast of Taiji in Japan – where every September marks the beginning of the hunting season for the fisherman. They head out in boats, armed with long poles which they bang into the ocean bed which sends loud sounds throughout the water, frightening the dolphins and forcing them to all herd into the cove, to which is then sealed off and they are kept there sometimes over night and the next day are stabbed/slashed and speared to their deaths. the whole family, even the beautiful new babies. The water turns red. The best looking ones are selected by people who travel from all over the world to buy the dolphins for their captive shows, all whilst their families are slaughtered around them. Absolutely disgusting, right?! and yes, this is happening NOW! and has been for years and years. The government are in bed with the fishermen, they protect them because “its tradition”. How on earth can we STILL be stupid enough to think this is ok, just in the name of tradition? At what point in our lives do we take accountability and choose to end traditions that simply have no relevance or contribution to the greater good?

I follow a few of the relevant Sea Shepherd groups on Facebook who do daily updates during the season to let their followers know exactly what has been happening that day – the good, the bad and the ugly. Although its not always pleasant to wake up to, I think its important to know what really goes on behind closed doors – it helps keep that fire burning in my belly and is a good reminder to always choose what I believe in morally. Now I question all of my own traditions, and which ones no longer serve me any goodness on all levels, to which are getting left behind in the past.

Back in the cove, things are looking up. The Japanese public don’t know or didn’t know this is even going on in their own country. The power of the movie, the media and the human spirit is prevailing. Last season, they had a quoter of 2000 dolphins to kill – and only managed to get just under 900. The new season started on Monday, and much to their shock – after they had caught their first pod of around 60 dolphins, the cove was overrun by Japanese protestors. They held up signs asking the government to change their policies and said that it is no longer an era for us to catch and eat dolphins. The fact that their own people are starting to turn on them is a monumental feat. We can all sit here and be keyboard warriors, but it is those who act and put themselves in the firing line who can truly MAKE the change happen, faster. The petitions and awareness of the world has helped to navigate the RIGHT information into the heart of the problem. THANK YOU.

So what can we do? firstly, watch the flick for free here: THE COVE MOVIE

If you want to help further – check out these links

*save the japan dolphins– for donations
*call of the cove – for a list of petitions you can sign
*stop your support by visiting theme parks and shows which have orca/dolphins in captivity and are used to be trained for shows.

And on a more personal and general level – take the time to reflect on the traditions in  your life that you practice to which no longer serve any good to you or those around you. Its truly liberating to break the cycle, be the change and start fresh, new and exciting traditions for your own children and their children!

On a final reflection, I’ve looked into the totem meaning of the dolphin for this post. Ironically enough, the dolphin represents community, friendship, harmony and gentleness. It seems these fisherman have completely neglected to notice just how beautiful and intelligent these beings are, and about what they have been trying to teach the people who bring harm to them. Nothing good will have come to these fishermen throughout their careers, these dolphins ( I believe) have been their totem animals for all these years, and none have been ready to hear their message. Perhaps over the coming years their message will finally be heard, and they can start to rebuild Japan’s sense of community and harmony. As ‘the watchers of the waters’ these guardians, if left alone, might actually be of some help energetically and spiritually when it comes to all things water related… (hint hint earthquakes and their devastating affects). Just a little thought :)

love, light and cove guardians,
Sarah xox

Soul sisters from other misters

This one is dedicated to my soul sisters.

For years we search for friends who reflect who we are and who we want to be, we spend more years developing those friendships into full blown relationships – we kiss, we fight, we make up, we back stab, we joke, we cry and we help each other at every cross road. Friendships are so imperative in life, yet we do often take them for granted. We also mix them up and try and make them things they simply are not. We sometimes can’t let go, which in turn keeps holding us back from finding new friends who help to further nurture our souls and help us on our never ending quest for growth.

As I reflect on my many friendships with many different souls over the last 20 odd years…. It’s only really dawning on me now just how precious these friendships were and still are. Not only that, but just how amazing and powerful we are at manifesting the right friendships at the right time. Yep, even the bad ones!
 I’ve been doing some research on my animal totem interests – and in the spirit animal world, Evidently there are really 3 different types of spirit animals/ totem animals. To my understanding and interpretation, this is how it works:
1. The power animal – the one who follows you throughout your entire life. Is a reflection of your own negative and positive sides. The animal who represents you, who walks beside you in the spirit realm. Think of Harry Potter or the Compass movies – the main characters all have an animal who represents them in animal form, it is their soul mate.They are Kindred spirits. Family.
2. The totem animals – these animals are the ones who come and go throughout life, helping you to learn lessons, deal with particular situations in life and then move on. They are like guardian angels, they know when to be there at the right place and right time. The animals that cross your paths – in your dreams, in real life. It’s the butterfly that lands on your hand, the snake that is laying across your walking path or the owl nesting in your favourite backyard tree. They all have a message, once it has been received, their job is done.
3. The shadow animal – these are the animals you fear, the ones who you don’t understand, are afraid of or simply freak you out, upset and frighten you. They too have lessons to teach, yet often we let the fear supersede them which doesn’t allow for us to acknowledge their true message, and thus they tend to linger around in life, much longer than we would want them to. They represent our own fears, the negative stuff that hides in the shadows of your spirit.
 These are my current guides…
Now, if you were to replace the word ‘animal’ in those last 3 options with people, then I believe you can also apply this same principle to all people you have in your life, too.
1. The power people – your familia, your soul sisters. The ones that will grow old with you. You perform the dance of life together, hand in hand. For most there may only one be of these, could be a family member as well, for they also know every aspect of you and your life and have no intentions of moving on. For me, however, I’m blessed with more than one – I believe my own soul didn’t want to choose and needs access to multiple soul sisters to help me become a more diverse person (greedy, I know!).
2. The totem people – the great friendships that offer you more of a shorter term relationship, yet can be ever consuming at times of need. These friendships can last minutes, days, months or years. They are beautiful, powerful forces that lead you to another in hopes to find support, love, hope, company, guidance at different points in life. For instance, since having my baby boy, I have found a handful of totem/spirit friendships that I would never have had prior to becoming a mum. Perhaps we might all move on once our babes are all grown up and we all go our separate ways, but the beauty of it is that with these relationships, that is ok. It’s ok to let go, to grow apart and to move on – for it was only meant to be, what it is or was.
3. The shadow people – this is where it gets complicated. The people in your life who you see as poison, depressing, draining, hard work, scary, annoying, intimidating etc the ones you hate to love or love to hate – they really are a type of friend. They are showing you something about yourself, a teacher of sorts. They test you, time and time again to see if you are either going to take the bait and let your fear get in the way, or if you will truly see what it is they are showing you. Only when you understand their lesson, will they no longer play this same role in your life (thankfully!).
No friendships are the same, nor is any more important than the others. We all need one another for one (or more) of the above reasons. As individuals, I believe we are also all 3 of those types of people, to others. I am a soul sister to some, yet a shadow person to others. Once upon a time, if I was told that, I would have perhaps tried harder to be more of a power person than a shadow person, how on earth could anyone find me scary? I would have fought harder to prove to others just what I THOUGHT I should be to them, but now in hindsight, it simply doesn’t work that way. The role I play in others lives, really isn’t any of my business. It is what it is; I am what I am. I love that everyone is so different, and that every relationship brings out the best and worst in me. Relationships and friendships are imperative to personal development.
The only thing that makes sense is that I know most of who my 3 groups are, and to always be available to receive their blessings, even when disguised.  From simply studying yet another spiritual based philosophy that I truly believe in, it has helped to unlock an amazing insight into my friendships with others, I feel it really makes so much sense now that I have typed it out. When I think to all my past relationships, I can definitely see now who mine are and what it truly is that we are sharing together. Once you can categorise the relationships in your life, it really will help you to see things clearer. Just like cleaning up your desktop. Those 3 different folders hold all the answers you need. Let go of the totem friends you have outgrown, embrace the new ones and acknowledge that your power people have totem people, and don’t ever be threatened by those relationships. They won’t ever replace you in your power position. Reflect harder on the shadow people, what is it that they are trying to say to you? Are they a reflection of one of your own traits to which you might want to perhaps work on to better yourself? Or are they simply teaching you patience or to be more understanding or compassionate? The harder you look in the shadows, the clearer the picture becomes – and then comes on the light!
Love, light and shadows
Sarah xox

The birth of Saisha Red Wolf

Today I woke up feeling a need to nurture my spiritual side a bit more. I have always dabbled in tarot, angel cards and the like as a bit of fun. I enjoy deciphering messages and telling stories from the images and meanings that appear in the spread. Sometimes it’s a bit hit and miss, but mostly my interpretations are pretty accurate. I am used to reading myself and my friends and family, but have done a few readings where I didn’t really know the person or their story, and well, lets say I need some work there!

I feel the missing element has been that (aside from doing alot more practice!) I forget to listen to my intuition. The fifth element! I’m not sure if you are like me, but I do have a pretty apparent intuitive streak. Things like thinking of someone from your past who you haven’t heard their name or even thought about in 10+ years, and then within hours you see their name mentioned in an email or they show up somewhere unlikely. Or simply thinking of someone, so you text them and at the time of pressing the send button, you get a text from them! This happens all the time, some intuitive moments appear more dominant that others, but they do always happen.
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Everyone has an intuitive side, its apart of your soul, however some just know how to listen better than others.Trusting your gut, listening to your deepest most inner thoughts. I’m slowly getting the point that I need to put more priority on developing my intuition and I think developing my reading skills is a great place to start this.
This morning I got a call from one of my
Dearest friends. She has some exciting things going on in her life and we briefly discussed them before she had to start at work. I hung up and I just couldn’t stop smiling. I remember doing her tarot cards back on our holiday on Stradbroke Island a good few months ago, and her spread suggested that she had been putting too much emphasise on searching for her soul mate, and that once she changed her priorities and truly loved herself and showed herself the respect she deserves, she will attract someone who emulates those same things. Amongst other parts of this reading, it’s proven to be right on track! As I stood reflecting on this, I headed over to my new ‘zen’ room (the spare bedroom which has a reading table and all my spiritual bits, bobs and books on display) and thought I would get an update on her situation with my tarot deck. As usual, it’s confirmed that she was in a dark place spiritually and that since finally shifting her mindset – the road is very straight forward with great direction, purpose and positivity. It even had rainbow lines along the tracks! She’s got it going on and I’m like a proud mumma!
I was feeling particularly energised by this so thought I would do a few more short message readings for a few people I had recently been thinking about and just felt might need a random reading to gain some clarity on whatever situations they were dealing with. With this small gesture, I have decided I would now make it a regular thing, and when I’m feeling particularly intuitive, will be sending random readings to my network when I feel they might need it most.
Since this is just one side of me I have chosen to nurture, I decided to give her a name so that way, she can come and go when I decide to envoke her, and I can carry on just being Sarah on normal days  without further ado – introducing Saisha Red Wolf. Saisha is the name of a hindu princess, and means ‘truth of life’. pretty fitting. The red wolf is a great communicator, a teacher of valuable lessons. They are very rare and treasured creatures, extremely loyal. Also very fitting. Funnily enough, to link a few of my last blog posts together (because everything is connected, remember!) in my aura photograph reading I was told I would do my best and truest work during the full moon, which is coming over the weekend – so I must work with the moon cycles…and, if the last full moon is anything to go by, the next few days are going to be very busy but positively mind blowing for me! No wonder Saisha has been born today.
On a final note, I wanted to complete my reading session this morning with one for myself, just to see if my thoughts were on the right track… I was shuffling, and this card fell out of the deck:
The empress is the mother card, the goddess of the tarot. I feel her message to me was to continue to nurture my instincts, much like a mother would her child. It’s like my mind is my new baby and its time I give it all the nourishment, nurturing and attention it deserves to develop into a beautiful, strong, healthy version of itself. The empress also urges me to reconnect with nature, and even says in the guide book ‘ go outside tonight and find the moon’. Well, I heard that sister! The full moon is calling my name, and like the red wolf knows best…. AAAAWOOOOOO! (Yes, I just did that).
Love, light and random readings
Sarah aka Saisha Red Wolf xox