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Maximize Your Spiritual Blog

Wordpress Jetpack Blog Analytics

If you have a WordPress blog and you use Jetpack check out the Annual Report they put together for your blog. The report is private, but you can check it out and make it public.

We all put a bit of ourselves into our blogs and it’s nice to know that others find our posts helpful, interesting or entertaining. You can discover what people are searching for and if you’re so inclined, write more about the popular topics you’ve already shared.

This is called Web analytics which is the measurement, collection, analysis and reporting of internet data for purposes of understanding and optimizing web usage. In other words it helps you understand what visitors are looking for, how to increase traffic, maximize your marketing budget and advertising resources. For instance people from 134 countries visited Springwolf Reflections, pretty kewl considering there are 196 countries in the world. Continue reading

The History of Yule

The Winter Solstice
By SpringWolf, D.D., Ph.D.

The Winter Solstice marks the shortest day of the year and the beginning of Winter. In simple terms it is one of two points on the ecliptic at which the sun is overhead at the tropic of Capricorn, when the Sun is at its southern most point for those in the Northern Hemisphere.

“The earliest people on Earth knew that the sun’s path across the sky, the length of daylight, and the location of the sunrise and sunset all shifted in a regular way throughout the year. They built monuments such as Stonehenge in England and Machu Picchu in Peru to follow the sun’s yearly progress.”
Deborah Byrd

The Winter Solstice has marked the beginning of winter and provided a point in time where homes and communities needed to be prepared and ready for the barren cold months. For some it designated the official end of the harvest season. For others it marks a time of spiritual celebration. And for others it’s nothing more than an astronomical occurrence and scientific event. But to Pagans, it marks the beginning of the 12 Days of Yule and time to honor the Triple Goddess and rebirth of the God. Continue reading

Help Victims Of Newtown, Connecticut

Visit CNN's Tribute To Victims

Visit CNN’s Tribute To Victims

Funeral Protests Planned By Hate Group

I learned this evening that the hate group “Westboro Baptist Church” (not that I think you can call these people a church) has released information that they are planning to picket the funerals of the victims of Friday’s tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

Everyone here at Spring’s Haven denounces these hateful insensitive actions and we ask for compassion as this community grieves.

Even members of Anonymous have begun an Operation against the Church to discourage them from protesting at the school and compounding the misery already experienced by Newtown residents.

There are several things you can do to help stop this devastating action to inflict more pain on these parents, families and friends of these precious victims.

  1. If you live near Newtown, Connecticut organize a “Human Wall” to peacefully block this hate group from getting anywhere near these funerals. Efforts like this have been successful in the past (Huffington Post) and have overshadowed the hate from this group.
  2. Sign a petition on Whitehouse.gov to Legally recognize Westboro Baptist Church as a hate group.
  3. Visit CNN to find out how you can provide help for the community of Newtown. They have a great list of organizations who are sharing a wide range of support to families and the community in general.
  4. Share these efforts with others and spread the news!

This hate group must not be allowed to inflict their ignorant bigotry and hate on this community. They have already suffered so much and no one should remain silent and allow this to happen. Please help provide your peaceful support to these efforts.

© Springwolfs Hanko

 © 2012 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. Springwolf Reflections / Springs Haven, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Help Us Help Others – Update

Help Us Grow Our Services
To Help Those In Need

Spring’s Haven Summer Campaign

Over the summer we held a fund raising campaign to Help Us Help Others in need. We began our campaign on August 3rd and it ran through to Samhain on October 31st. We focused on requests we received from people who are shut-in at home due to illness or tragedy, as well as, military personnel who are looking for someone to talk to and who holds the same spiritual beliefs.

We shared A Story of Hope and A Smile Can Help Someone Survive to share how our efforts will help those we have heard from.

Our campaign was a success and we couldn’t say Thank you enough to our sponsors for their generosity!. We raised enough to purchase 1 ipad and expand our services for digital face to face consultations and counseling. We couldn’t have done it without our wonderful friends who supported our effort! Continue reading

Prayers & Sympathies To Newtown, Connecticut

wolfangelOur Deepest Sympathies To The Community Of Newtown, Connecticut

Our hearts and prayers go out to the families, friends and the community of the  Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel over the tragic loss of so many young innocent lives.  Our sympathies, love and support we send out to all families and friends of those have been taken from this world too soon. We pray that the GreatSpirits welcome them with love and compassion. And that each and everyone touched by this devastating tragedy is illuminated and comforted in Divine Light. May you find the strength to endure and live on to hold their memories in your hearts.

I hope the following articles help those looking for ways to cope:
1. When Tragedy Strikes: When Bad Things Happen To Good People
2. Dealing With Trials and Grief

Springwolf holds a Doctorate in Divinity and a Doctorate in Philosophy in Spiritual Counseling. She counsels families and women of abuse.

© Springwolfs Hanko

© 2012 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. Springwolf Reflections / Springs Haven, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

2012 Tarot Meditation Drawings

Our last drawing for 2012 will be Friday, December 21. 

We wish everyone a wonderful, happy and joyful Holiday Season!

Merry Yule To One And All!

Merry Yule To One And All!

I began the daily drawing insights here on Springwolf Reflections on February 1, 2012. You can see all the insights for the 2012 Tarot Meditation.

Or you can view all the drawings for 2012, as well as past years on Spring’s Haven Tarot Meditation Archive.

© Springwolfs Hanko

© 2012 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. Springwolf Reflections / Springs Haven, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Today is December 12, 2012 – Does It Mean Anything?

12-12Today Is 12/12/12

Today even Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson got into the excitement on Twitter. At 12:12 he sent a tweet:
@neiltyson If you happen to enjoy the uniqueness of 12h 12m 12s 12/12/12, then don’t forget 12h 12m 13s 12/12/12. It’s just as rare.
He timed his tweet pretty well too. It was sent at 12h:12m:13s on 12/12/12. Truth be told, I started writing this post at 12:12, and thus the publish date/time looks pretty good too.  😉

And he wasn’t the only one marking the occasion. Our local NBC News station here in Richmond rang in the moment with party horns and cheers. For them it was 12:12:12: on the 12/12/12 on NBC12. You can’t make this stuff up people.
@AndrewFreiden Wish you were here!!! pic.twitter.com/nyBOe62w.

For many this unique occurrence was simply a good time to break the work or school day up and have a little fun. The repeated pattern is cute, unique and it won’t happen again for 89 years.  For others who believe in Numerology, it’s a time to mark the occasion with spiritual energy, cosmic interpretation or psychic prophecy. Continue reading

Something To Remember About Compassion

CompassionIt’s Hard…Asking For Help

It’s hard to be positive when you’re faced with such negativity.
It’s hard to smile with joy, when anger is sent your way.
It’s hard to stand up to challenge, when so many kick you while you’re down.
It’s hard to shelter those around you, when you’re at the bottom asking for help to get up.
It’s hard to be compassionate, when others compare their inconvenient trials to your desperate struggles.

Is it no wonder that those who are at their wit’s end, pull away, ignore the phone, delete the emails, cry in private and fall out of your life? Sometimes those in struggle can’t take that one more hateful word, one more comment of guilt, one more blame they had no control over.

Remember someone always has it worse than you. And they’re not responsible for the choices you make to help them or not. Don’t assume others don’t know about your sacrifices. Don’t accuse them of being ungrateful, when they’ve said thank you or they appreciate your past help. No one “wants” to ask for help. It takes a lot of strength, courage and humility to turn to others. Don’t smack them down for it. You maybe their last and only option.

~ Springwolf

© Springwolfs Hanko

© 2012 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. Springwolf Reflections / Springs Haven, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

NO Ænigma Project Tonight – Paranormal Shakti

Get Well Soon!

Get Well Soon!

Tonight’s Ænigma Project Has Been Rescheduled for 12/17

Our host and server operator Paul Cagle has been infected by the dreaded early winter “crud”. We can’t have a show without our creator and lead Host! So we’re rescheduling tonight’s show to next Monday.

I know fans would like to send their “get well soon” wishes to Paul. You’re in our thoughts and prayers my friend!

Next week our topic will be: 12/10 Our Topic: The Paranormal Shakti
Can it really increase your sensitivity to paranormal energies?  Can it actually decrease the paranormal sensitivity in someone who is a victim of paranormal pollution (hauntings). We will discuss the controversial neuroscience based on the work of Dr. M.A. Persinger that gave birth to the Paranormal Shakti system. We will also discuss the Skakti’s alleged ability to turn on, or off, the sensitivity to paranormal energies in the brain.  And we will share with you which famous paranormal investigator used the Shakti on his show, and the results.  This is not the show to miss!.

© Springwolf
© 2012 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. Springwolf Reflections / Spring’s Haven, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Motto For 2013

Starting A New Day For 2013

Starting A New Day For 2013
With A Howl!

Keeping It Real

Every year people around the world make resolutions on New Years that they never keep. They range from stop smoking or losing weight to taking the adventure of a life time. Many decades ago I stopped making resolutions and decided instead to create a motto that would carry me through the year no matter what happens.

Today thanks to my friend Angela from ShapeShifters of Virginia, I have my new motto for 2013:
“I attract more money than I know what to do with. And So It Is!”

Being a techno-geek I make a digital graphic and put the yearly motto onto the picture. Then I set that picture as the start-up image for my pc. Each time I start-up my machine in the morning, I see the motto and read it to myself. Sometimes out loud. I have my own webpage on my browser and I place the motto at the top of that page as well. Every now and then I see it when I’m browsing back and forth and keep it in my thoughts when I need it most.

Last years motto was:
I am happy and successful with abundance all around me!

Remember words have meaning and energy. What you think and say, how you act and react creates energy around you and that you attract to you each day. Start your day with a positive thought and give it energy to manifest.

© Springwolfs Hanko


© 2012 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. Springwolf Reflections / Springs Haven, LLC. All Rights Reserved.