Archive | February 2014

Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Six of Swords

Six of Swords

Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft

Be careful you’re not looking at those in your life today with rose-colored glasses. You must decide if the thorns of the past and the negativity that went with it is worth holding onto. If not, then stop repeating the patterns and let go of the old ways. Yes it’s scary to move forward into the unknown. Yes you may do it alone. But in Six months time, you will be able to look back on the shadows of the past and feel blessed that you made the right changes.

Additional Insight:

We stress over the struggles we go through every day and make the comment that we want things to change. Yet we continue to repeat the patterns in our life that keep us going down the same rough road.

Sure it’s easy to look back and see where you passed opportunities for change, but it’s not so easy when you’re in the here and now to see them coming. But that’s because you’re so busy trying to fool yourself and see what you “want” instead of what you “need”.

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Another Inspiration Reflection

Self Reflection

What you don’t like about someone else,
Look In A Mirror.

Do You Practice What You Preach?

Today I found a FB Share on my feed that annoyed me. It was an image from an extended family member that attacked people in general who are not Christian and don’t believe in Christ as they do. It made me wonder if some people really understand what it means to Walk the path you Talk. Do you understand how to put into practice what you claim to preach? Or even why do they think they have the corner market on morality, intelligence, being a good person or living a respectable good or positive life?

Now I don’t mean all Christians are like this. I know quite a few who are accepting and loving of all people. They are what I would call true Christians. They practice their faith in every moment of their life without judgement. While others are only “Sunday Christians” or Christian when it suits them. They don’t think about the implications of their actions or words, or FB shares and it doesn’t represent what they would say is a “Good Christian”. They simply push a button and move on.

Reverend Troy Mendez is the Dean of the Episcopal Cathedral in Phoenix Arizona and he said something on Anderson Cooper 360 this week that impressed me:  “we believe we are to seek and serve Christ in all people.” You can watch his interview on AC360:Mendez.  I highly recommend it for everyone. It’s a beautiful example of what I would call a real Christian. In the interview Rev. Mendez was talking about the Bill in Arizona that allows businesses to discriminate based on their Freedom of Religion. But his comments apply to life in general and in every situation we may face, not simply for this controversial bill. Continue reading

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

Six of Wands: Inverted

Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft

You don’t have to stand on your own. There are many supports that can help you balance your weight and carry the load. You may need to release some of that “I don’t need help” pride and lean on someone for a few weeks while you heal. But don’t look at this as a weakness on your part. Look at it as an opportunity you’re giving to someone else to learn the lessons of compassion, understanding and friendship.

Additional Insight:

Being hurt, whither it’s emotional or physical, is part of life. We all go through it and we all feel weak in the knees when it happens. There’s nothing to be embarrassed about nor is there anything to feel guilty or ashamed of. It happens.

We are judged more for how we deal with the hurt and heal through the injury. Do you accept the compassion and concern from others? Do you wallow in self-pity? Are you afraid to admit someone else was right and your rose-colored glasses were too dark to see the truth? Continue reading

What’s Your Wolf Name

A Moment Of Fun

It’s been a stressful day! This evening I decided to let off some built up energy with a little creativity. I saw a post on FB for finding your Wolf name and thought hmm..I don’t like the words they creator used for such a name. They were fearful, vicious and all the things western cultures have stereotyped wolves to be.

Wolves are regal, mystical and mysterious. They’re spiritual guides, teachers and show us the way into ourselves. Yeah they can often times be a bit randy. That’s because they know how to have a little fun and balance out the seriousness of life. So I decided to create my own Name Game to honor my namesake. This is my version of “What’s Your Wolf Name”. I hope you like it.

What's Your Wolf Name?

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Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Seven of Pentacles – Inv

7 of Pentacles: Inverted

Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft

Work on your skills and practice your art. Even the best experts need to practice and evolve with new ideas and perspectives. Don’t assume you know it all. Arrogance will limit your audience and eventually cause your craft to become obsolete. Make sure you’re reading, learning and educating yourself on the new techniques so you can make sure that you stay relevant and productive.

Additional Insight:

No one knows it all or has the corner market on everything. It would take an awfully big corner to do that. All things in life grow and evolve. Even if you’re considered to be an expert, even your knowledge can be expanded with new ideas or recent discoveries.

Make sure you haven’t become to arrogant to listen to those new ideas, no matter who they come from. Someone younger than you may not have all your knowledge or experience. But they may have a new perspective of looking at things that inspired a new way of doing something more easily or more effective.

We must challenge each other and push the edges of our box to expand our thoughts and understandings. Whither we agree or disagree, we always have the opportunity to learn and support each other. Continue reading

Human Tolerance, Respect and Voice

Add Your Voice And Speak Out

Add Your Voice And Speak Out Against All Discrimination & Intolerance

Bigotry Cloaked In Religion Is Still Bigotry

Everyone here at Springwolf Reflections and Spring’s Haven felt the need to make a statement about the recent issues being raised world-wide in the name of “religion” that discriminate against any group or community of people.

As a Pagan Metaphysical organization and group we have stood up against bigotry of all kinds in the past. We believe that all people have value and deserve freedom to live their lives in peace and respect without harm or persecution.

No matter what race, gender, disability, religion or sexual orientation; all people deserve respect and equal protection as humans with rights for liberty and freedom. Continue reading

Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: The Moon

The Moon

Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft

It’s in your nature to be up all night. It’s where your inspiration, imagination and problem solving is at its peak. Stop being scared of being in your element. Stop feeling lonely and out of synch. Use the night to search within, meditate, write, draw, do something that expresses yourself. You may discover who you are and what you really need at this time in your life.

Additional Insight:

Many people dread being home as the sun sets behind the Earth. Even those who are home all day by themselves feel something different about the night. The world becomes quiet and they feel sad, alone and cut off.

I know people who sleep with the TV on at night because they’re afraid to be in the dark. But it doesn’t have to be this way. You’re not alone and you’ve been given this time to do what you want to do and maybe even need to do.

Even those people who have someone else in the house, but segregate themselves to their own TV room or their own bedroom can feel lost and alone in a sea of people. But remember, being alone is YOUR choice! You can change that decision and change your life. Continue reading