Archive | October 2013

Have A Spooktacular Day!!

Image from: Megan Granata

Image from: Megan Granata

Merry Samhain & Happy Halloween

Today is a day to let the child inside come out to play. Nothing wrong with having fun and letting yourself play a little.

Halloween has become a secular holiday for Trick or Treat and nothing else. It’s not a Pagan holiday and it’s no longer a Christian holiday. So let the children play and have some unencumbered fun!

Once the children have had their fill at play, you can focus on the spiritual aspects of the day. For Pagans that means honoring Samhain.

Whither you use the Gaelic pronunciation “Sow-en”, “Sow-ween”, Sah-ween” or the Americanized version “Sam-hain” (yes that is an acceptable pronunciation), it’s still the biggest holiday on the Pagan Calendar. We honor the Celtic New Year with ritual and reverence to honor the spirits of the past and the doorway that has been opened for this one night to communicate with those we’ve lost.

From everyone here at Spring’s Haven, we wish you a very Happy Halloween, a Merry Samhain and a Happy New Year!

You can learn more about The History Of Samhain And Evolution of Halloween here on Springwolf Reflections 🐾.

© This material is the intellectual property of Author Springwolf (Springwolf's Hanko)
© 2013 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. Springwolf Reflections / Spring’s Haven, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Knave of Cups

Knave Of Cups
Bring out the kid in yourself and enjoy the day. There’s no reason to be stressed, nothing has to be perfect! Don’t force the issue and allow anger ruin the fun for everyone. Go with the flow and take things as they come in the spirit of the season. Have a Spooktacular Day & Night!!


Additional Insight:

Today is both one of fun and of reverence, but you can have both if you simply allow the child inside come out to play.

For pagans it’s a day to honor the old year, those we’ve lost and can communicate with from spirit. But it’s also a day to honor the children and allow them to enjoy the secular holiday of Trick or Treat. You really can do both!

Don’t allow frustrations to get in the way. If things aren’t working out the way you intended, then alter your intentions. Go with the flow. Let the energy of the day lead you where it may. You just might find out that you’re being taken to a place you need to be for the fun and excitement.

If you fight against the flow and try to force things in the hole you want them to be in, you will do nothing but add to your anxiety and create confrontation within yourself and with those around you. Take a moment to try to accomplish what you want. But if you can’t get it done right away, ask the Divine in your life what it is you’re supposed to be doing. The key is to relax and listen.

This is the one day above all others that Spirit will clearly speak with you. So take time to honor that presence and listen! You might be surprised by what you hear!

May you all have a fantastic Spooktacular Halloween and a wonderful and Merry Samhain!

You can order a personal reading from Spring through the Services at Spring’s Haven. We offer both in-house and email/phone/skype consultations. As a Ministerial organization, all our consultations are private and strictly confidential.


© Springwolfs HankoSpringwolf Reflections 2013 Motto:
I attract and acquire more happiness and financial abundance than I know what to do with!

© 2013 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. Springwolf Reflections / Springs Haven, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Ace of Wands

Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft

Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft

Amplify your light with clarity and focus in order to achieve recognition. Be who you are and not who others expect you to be. They don’t determine your actions, that responsibility is on your shoulders. When you accept it and take care of it, you allow yourself to be who you’re meant to be. Not who others want you to be.


Additional Insight:

Rise up out of the shadows by having faith in yourself even when no one else does. You can do what you’re expected to do and follow along with the crowd. Or you can rise above and be exceptional by allowing the light within you to shine through.

There’s a difference between being someone who others want you to be and quietly being yourself on your own terms. You don’t need to hang a sign around your neck and walk out of the closet with a megaphone. But you shouldn’t hide from yourself either.

Stop allowing fear to hold you down. Be who you want to become. Change what you don’t like about yourself because it’s what YOU don’t want to be. Not because it’s what society says you shouldn’t be. Society is fickle and doesn’t always have your best interests to heart.

You are the perfect implementation of the Divine energy in this physical incarnation that is your life. Allow that Divine creation to shine a light on the path that rests before you. Take pride in walking down the middle of the road, instead of in the shadows along side it.

By the same token don’t make assumptions about how others will feel about who you are. Don’t pin them into a box and define who they are. If you want to be accepted and appreciated for who you are; you must also give that respect to those around you. You get what you give.

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I wrote this on a friends FB post yesterday. For some reason I think it goes with today’s card and should be shared for others to contemplate with today’s message:

In being single:
You don’t have to answer to anyone. You don’t have to ask anyone if it’s ok to move this here, buy this thing, or go to that place. If you learn to be your own best friend, you’re always with someone who likes you and wants to be with you.

Sometimes even when you’re with someone, you need to remember who you are and not get lost in who they expect you to be. Stop avoid being by yourself and listening to your own thoughts. How many of you sit at home, alone, with the TV or radio on while you’re doing something else so you don’t “feel” alone or “need” the noise? Let the quiet allow you to hear yourself think. Let out the overwhelming emotions, no matter what they are. Keeping them bottled up inside creates strife and stress that can manifest into dis-ease. If you don’t like listening to your thoughts, how are others going to listen to you?

You can order a personal reading from Spring through the Services at Spring’s Haven. We offer both in-house and email/phone/skype consultations. As a Ministerial organization, all our consultations are private and strictly confidential.


© Springwolfs HankoSpringwolf Reflections 2013 Motto:
I attract and acquire more happiness and financial abundance than I know what to do with!

© 2013 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. Springwolf Reflections / Springs Haven, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Queen of Wands – Inverted

Queen Of Wands - Inverted

Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft


You can’t hide in the shadows any longer. Time to make the changes you’ve been working toward and come out in the open. Fall is the season to put things to rest and heal the inner spirit. Align yourself with the new and moving forward. Let the old fall into the blissful peace of the past. Let go and let the Divine in your life take you into the future you’ve designed for yourself.


Additional Insight:

Wands represent the essence of Enterprise & Inaction, Inspiration & Pessimism, Distinction & Disregard.

Those who refuse to accept change and continually battle against the flow do so out of fear. Or because they have become used to the drama and crave it. Don’t be the drama queen/king.

You can use the wands to create the magik in your life and achieve the goals you’ve set for yourself. Or you can choose to remain in the rut you’re in and wallow in self pity. Which do you desire most?

Allow your inspiration to carry you forward down the path you’re meant to walk. Things that aren’t working out now might be telling you a change is needed. Perhaps you’re doing things others have told you to do instead of what YOU want to do. Make the change and follow your heart.

You may find that when you live the purpose of your soul’s mission, things fall into place with ease. Opportunities arise where before, there wasn’t even a door. Align yourself with your Divine spirit and watch the old blocks fall away and the path before you becomes laden with a soft carpet to tread. Avoid the pitfalls, potholes and rough road. Do the work your soul came here to accomplish.

Additional Reading:
The 5 Minute Alignment Meditation

You can order a personal reading from Spring through the Services at Spring’s Haven. We offer both in-house and email/phone/skype consultations. As a Ministerial organization, all our consultations are private and strictly confidential.


© Springwolfs HankoSpringwolf Reflections 2013 Motto:
I attract and acquire more happiness and financial abundance than I know what to do with!

© 2013 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. Springwolf Reflections / Springs Haven, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Next On The Ænigma Project – The Most Haunted

Get Your Tinfoil Hat
and Join Us Live!

The Ænigma Project – Mondays 9 PM EST

The Ænigma Project is a discussion group focused on the realm of the supernatural, paranormal and mysterious events that sometimes take place in our lives. Through multiple view points and experiences, we seek to enlighten our listeners and elucidate that which has become hidden beneath the many layers of misunderstanding and fear.

Join Paul Cagle and his co-hosts Sushi and Springwolf as we share our research, knowledge, insight and humor. Be part of the Ænigmite Crew and play “Truth or Tale”. And add your opinion or thoughts as we discuss the strange or paranormal news of the day.

 

You can join in the chat room to share your perspective or ask questions for the panel to contemplate and address. Or simply listen to the show LIVE!

hauntedhouse10/28Our Topic: The Most Haunted
What is the most haunted object, place, event or country? Have you ever wondered where the most haunted house is? Or how about the most haunted ship? Maybe the most haunted hotel is your thing? Come sit with us as we talk about the most haunted this and that around the world for our pre-Halloween show!

You can join in the chat room to share your perspective or ask questions for the panel to contemplate and address. If you don’t want to join the chat, you can still listen live on your pc or Smartphone. Pick your favorite place and come listen to the show: 

There are many other ways you can listen on the go, at home, at work or in your car. Check out Tenacity’s “Hear Us On” technical page for more options. You won’t believe how many places there are available.

We always have a lot of fun! And we’d love to have you with us LIVE in our chat room. Check our Contact Us page for ways to stay connected on news and more happenings from The Ænigma Project.


Be An Ænigmite!

The Ænigma Project Fan Store


If you miss the show, you can listen to previous shows on the
Tenacity Radio Archives for the The Ænigma Project (look for date and topic). Or visit the The Ænigma Project blog for links to iTunes, Stitcher and more ways you can listen to past shows.

Be An Ænigmite!
Show off your Ænigma Project Pride! We have Cups, mugs, t-shirts, hoodies, mouse pads, and more! We have two designs so far, “The Ænigma Project” and “I’m An Ænigmite!” Fan Pride! Visit Our Fan Store At CafePress.com/theAenigmaProject

© This material is the intellectual property of Author Springwolf (Springwolf's Hanko)
© 2013 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. Springwolf Reflections / Spring’s Haven, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Ten of Wands – Inverted

10 of Wands - Inverted

Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft


Sometimes you need to tie your mouth shut to keep from making things worse. Be careful what you say, for words can easily become double edged swords. Feeling frustrated about one thing, might make someone else unintentionally feel hurt or angry. What you say, no matter how it is said, has energy. Keep your mouth shut and worry about your own actions.


Additional Insight:

Actions speak louder than words, but words still have consequences. Your frustrations are yours to carry. Own them, take accountability for them and stop trying to heap them onto someone else. Even if they deserve it.

The one causing your frustration maybe far away and doesn’t even know their actions are causing you stress or anxiety. So what’s the point of creating energy around you that only makes things worse? Or, puts those feelings of frustration upon someone close to you, who doesn’t deserve it.

What you put out, you will attract and receive back. Do you really want more frustration? Clear and cleanse your thoughts and focus on the positive things around you. Be proud of what has been accomplished and achieved, even if they’re little things. Change the energy around you from frustration and anger; to pride and self love. Change today and you change tomorrow.

Love yourself and your ability to endure. That’s a sign of strength that no one else can take away from you. You’ve gotten this far and made it through so much already. Pull that ability of survival to you and you will enhance the energy of success and abundance in your life.

When we love ourselves, we attract compassion and kindness into our day. It’s the little things that begin to make the difference in our day and life. The little changes that promote peace and inner strength begin to multiply and before you know it, the big things have changed for the better.

You can order a personal reading from Spring through the Services at Spring’s Haven. We offer both in-house and email/phone/skype consultations. As a Ministerial organization, all our consultations are private and strictly confidential.


© Springwolfs HankoSpringwolf Reflections 2013 Motto:
I attract and acquire more happiness and financial abundance than I know what to do with!

© 2013 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. Springwolf Reflections / Springs Haven, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

In Loving Memory

Leonard Columbus Stoots

Found out this afternoon that my favorite Uncle has past. He was the funniest and kindest man. I really loved going to visit at his house when my family traveled to east Tennessee to see our family. Both my parents, were born and raised there. My sisters and I were born there, but raised in northern Virginia. So we traveled over the mountain each summer and most holidays to visit. And my Uncle Leonard’s house was always on the agenda. Even in this last picture I have of the surviving siblings, you can see he’s the one who looks like he’s having a good time.

Front: James, Joe & Birthie Back: Leonard, Robert & Eva

Front: James, Joe & Berthie Back: Leonard, Robert & Eva (my Mom)

Last time I saw Uncle Leonard, my son was 2 and we had gone to Tennessee for my Dad’s funeral. I’m so glad we were able to visit him then and that he and my Aunt Mildred had a chance to meet my son and my partner Garrett. Continue reading