On Choosing Healing, Believing, and Blessings

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EACH OF US HAS a reason to feel rejected or hurt. We have lived life, and with that comes an assortment of experiences. With this comes joy, pain … Perceived failures and triumphs. The wise person learns from their past, rather than reenacts it.

Yes, wounds require 1) knowing they exist 2) acknowledging our triggers and feelings surrounding them. This is how we begin to heal. There comes a time when it is for our highest good to forgive ourselves and others …. to finally step out of our wound and truly let it heal.

Fear so often traps us beneath the bandage we put on our sores. This is like putting a bandage over a splinter. The splinter is still there. Ouch! The bandage just hides it. Over time, we become the splinter, and all of the healing work in the world will not heal us until we choose to get out of our wound!

When we repeatedly pick a sore, it will not heal. It will fester, ooze, and hurt …. But it will not heal. Focusing our energy towards keeping our wounds, instead of healing them is a form of self sabotage. You deserve to live in the present! Claim the now, and heal the past. No longer be an obstacle to your healing!

Letting go of what was … that is the hardest part of healing a wound. So often we want to live inside it. Our perspective narrows. Clarity in thinking avoids us.

When we really look around, we find that we are choosing to live in infection and decay. This stench infested existence only attracts more suffering to us. There IS good news! We can consciously choose to move out of our wounds, and claim space in a life with healthy growing conditions.

Energy lands and builds where it is focused by our thoughts. What will you choose to focus your thoughts on today? Will you choose to live in your wounds, or will you choose to live in the now?

The choice belongs to you!

xoox Melissa Rae

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AURA: A Short Story
New from Foxy Lloyd!

Aura: A Short StorySometimes, being an empath is not as glamorous as it sounds…

Available exclusively for Amazon Kindle and all FREE Kindle phone and tablet apps, AURA is an emotional tale exploring different sides of being a Highly Sensitive Person—and potential things that can be done to help work WITH the ability. At only $0.99, how can you pass it up? Grab your copy here!

From Amazon.com review:
***** (5-Stars!) Excellent short story on what it is like to be an empath. The story is short but powerful. Just when you think you know how the story will end, there is an unexpected twist which hits the message home.
Lloyd is a fabulous writer. I highly recommend reading his books…he writes with heart. —CovenantoftheSoul

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BELIEVE

doorBelieve that the wheel will turn in your favor, and your heart can be filled with joy! So often we push away what is possible, by thinking that it is not. One thought quickly builds into a wall between us and our dreams. 

Our hearts long for something, but our conditioned minds disagree. Conditioned by the people, places, and experiences we have been a part of in our world. A conditioning that happens at a very young age.

We learn to block windows by only focusing on doors. The windows though are just as much a pathway to attract what we desire to us. There is no such thing as hoping for too much. Joyful and jackpot experiences can happen to you too!

Build the life that you want through mindful thoughts, and opening yourself to possibilities. Do away with self sabotage, and become a master builder of your world.

 Melissa Rae

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INTUITIVE DRAWING SALE—A FEW DAYS LEFT!

There are only a few days left for the special July 2014 sale on Intuitive Drawings including FREE energy work!

This is the “Summer Pick-Me-Up” package for only $45!

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I have noticed many of us could use a little “pick-me-up,” and many are also working on “shadows, triggers, and healing wounds.”

This is a wonderful way to begin the process.

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Self work is hard work, but SO vital to our self awareness and growth.
Order yours today! Click here!

Many blessings to you!
—Melissa Rae

Power-Ups, Intuitive Specials, and Book Sales!

WHEN WE CHOOSE TO live only by rules that cut away imagination, then our lives become slips of shadow. Opportunities are missed, because we see through a lens of “should” and “ought to” but from only one viewpoint. Windows remain unseen, because our focus is on doors.

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Words like “impossible” overwhelm our emotional connection to what IS possible. We drift through life between white walls that fold over us, and gates that never open. Sometimes we glimpse a prize through this self made prison. This gives us hope and trust.

Soon we find that we can reach between the bars. If sunlight can come in, then we can surely stretch out. We shove our hands, and then our arms outside the self imposed belief of our limitations. Stretching our arms through illusion, we feel the tearing and stretching of our minds. A growing that is much like the way lifting weights tears down muscle to build strength.

With practice, we change conditioned labels we practiced as truth. With a return of possibility, comes a hope and faith that untwists our perceptions. Eventually we come to understand that there is are no limits of what is possible, but only our distortions of what we believe is true.

<3 Melissa Rae

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INTUITIVE DRAWING SUMMER SALE

The special July 2014 SALE on Intuitive Drawings including FREE energy work is still going on!

This is the “Summer Pick-Me-Up” package for only $45!
Not shabby at all! 
 I’m delighted to offer it, too.

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I have noticed many of us could use a little “pick-me-up,” and many are also working on “shadows, triggers, and healing wounds.”

This is a wonderful way to begin the process.

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Self work is hard work, but SO vital to our self awareness and growth.
Order yours today! Click here!

Many blessings to you!
—Melissa Rae

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THE HEALER: A NOVEL only $0.99!

The Healer: A NovelTHE HEALER: A NOVEL by Fox.and.Owl’s Lloyd Matthew Thompson is currently on sale for only $0.99 on Amazon Kindle and all free Kindle apps!

Grab your own copy and enjoy it today! Containing elements of shamanism, quantum physics, and metaphysical phenomena of all kinds, THE HEALER is a story guaranteed to keep you glued to your seat!

Lloyd Matthew ThompsonAnd please be sure to leave a rating and review on its Amazon page—this will help the book spread, and encourage Amazon to do their own promoting of the book!

Intuitive Drawing Sale with Bonus Energy Healing

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Announcing a special July 2014 SALE on Intuitive Drawings including FREE energy work!

This is the “Summer Pick-Me-Up” package for only $45!
Not shabby at all! 
 I’m delighted to offer it, too.

DonnaIllus3

 

I have noticed many of us could use a little “pick-me-up,” and many are also working on “shadows, triggers, and healing wounds.”
This is a wonderful way to begin the process.

Self work is hard work, but SO vital to our self awareness and growth.
Order yours today! Click here!

Many blessings to you!
—Melissa Rae

Be YOU… and Let It Go

Melissa RaeWHO WE ARE IS far more beautiful than who we think we should be. We strive so hard to be someone we are complicatedly not. Yes, I meant to say complicated, because trying to be different than we are is complicated. Much like telling a lie, we cannot just tell one. Soon our minds are spinning with whether or not our bases are covered, and the last lie is co-existing with the new lie.

Let’s keep it divinely simple! No need to intricately weave words, lacing our minds with self contempt and doubt. If you want to paint with your hands, run a 10K, or dance in the rain …. Do that! Do it because your inner child longs to be free. The worst critique is you, so hang loose, and let go.

I am not talking about trying out a new archetype or even wearing a protective mask. No. I am talking about listening to the toxic babble of mainstream media and archaic beauty magazines. I am speaking of how a size 8 wear model is considered plus size. I am speaking of how age viewed in a mirror is decidedly unnatural~ and so must be reversed with harsh surgeries and chemicals.

This calling out to you is not divisive, it is collective. If you love make-up because it appeals to the artist in you …. then wear make-up. If you prefer to go bare, then wear whatever facial expression suites your mood. If you love floppy hats, and glittery scarves … Wear those too! Hair is optional too … Long, short, none at all …. Bring your brilliant lines and glorious curves. Bring all of you. Do not leave a bit of yourself behind!

Hello you! I am talking to the truest version of yourself. Yes. You! You are beautiful, real, raw, and true. A real person, and not a stop motion film, clay doll, or puppet with strings. I ache to hear your voice, and your song. Whoever and wherever you are ….. come out from hiding. The world wants to know you. I want to know you.

~ Melissa Rae

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The Healer: A NovelTHE HEALER: A NOVEL by Fox.and.Owl’s Lloyd Matthew Thompson received its 7th Amazon review on 7/7!

7/7/7 jackpot! This is a sign and omen to you that YOU need to read it, if you have not already!

Find links to your favorite format—paperback or any eBook reader—at www.StarfieldPress.com/Healer

Lloyd Matthew ThompsonAnd please be sure to leave a rating and review on its Amazon page even if you didn’t purchase it from Amazon—this will help the book spread, and encourage Amazon to do their own promoting of the book!

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LET IT GO

snailtrailThe only way we can truly enjoy anything is to let it go. When we are attached to something, the attraction becomes like static cling. A co dependent or just dependent relationship is created, and this changes the nature of what first attracted us.

By letting go, we release fear of losing the person, experience, or item. When this fear is removed, enjoyment increases because of our change in focus. The relationship can evolve because we gave it freedom.

Attachment is not love, but a limitation on love. Real love is allowing an energy to exist as it is … Without attempting to change or influence it. Naturally we influence and are influenced by energies, But this is a natural occurrence. We are not focused on manipulating energies into what we think we would like for them to be. We accept them as they are … And see what happens when our energies connect.

A relationship is when two energies come together. This can be a connection with great grandma’s china plates. Maybe the relationship is between intimate partners. This can even be how we feel about a career or talent.

Freedom happens when we are brave enough to let go.

Let go. Live Free. Love More.

<3 Melissa Rae

 

Perceptions, Lightworkers, and Drawing Sales!

cutemousetoadOur perception of the world, is not entirely the world. No more than a single photograph of me is fully who I am. Memories mingle with time in a way that erases distinction in our minds. Like perfume that clings to fabric and air. It is difficult to wash away what our minds think that we remember.

Ah memories are tricky!

What is real? Is it the memory we somewhat faultily create, to give experience a placeholder on our expansive timeline? Could neighbor Charles who plays a ukelele in a congested club downtown be a better character witness? What if we ask Aunt Marge to testify? She is a respected church goer, that plays dominos with her “Red Hat Club” on Saturday nights.

Memories are also circumstantial.

What if I told you memories depend upon points of view? Everyone has a different vantage point, beause we each bring our baggage to the experience. Suitecases stacked in our mind’s compartments, and tagged with a reference date.

We collect memories like some coffee shops collect business cards. Strong memories are attached to strong emotions. Emotions are heavier than strong, black coffee on an empty stomach. So often we are live a malnourished life, and carry a load that corrupts our spines.

Clinging to bad memories is toxic to our physical, spiritual, mental, and energetic bodies. Holding onto energy that exhausts us, keeps new energy from coming to us. Unless we want to become the very crooked man, that walked a crooked mile, and lived in a crooked house …. It is very important to release what is too heavy for us to carry, and straighten up to a bright new Present day!

Does this mean that memories are unimportant?

Memories have created the Me standing before You. Because of this, they are important. Each memory provided me with a thousand possibilities, and from them I chose which way I wanted to grow.

Just as your memories have created You.

We choose where we want to go, and who we wish to be. Every thought is a choice. Every choice is a way of becoming.

Xo Melissa Rae

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LIGHTWORKER: A CALL TO AUTHENTICITY
by Lloyd Matthew Thompson

Lightworker: A Call to AuthenticityLloyd’s—the Fox.and.Owl FOX—newest non-fiction book, Lightworker: A Call to Authenticity has enjoyed hovering around Amazon’s Top 100 Metaphysical Phenomena bestseller list for quite a long time! Reaching as far as #11 on the list, it is sitting at #50 today.

If you haven’t read this thought-provoking and growth-inspiring work yet, I highly recommend you do—And if you buy the paperback via Amazon.com (currently only $8.06), you get the Kindle eBook version as well, absolutely FREE!

From Lightworker: A Call to Authenticity:

Enlightenment is so often mistakenly expected to mean that there will be no troubles or hardships or heartaches. It is misunderstood that once you attain enlightenment, all things will fall into place almost magically, and nothing will ever be “bad” again.

But it is not the outside world that changes when you reach enlightenment—it is you that changes. Your perceptions shift, your world view changes, your ego stops driving the bus.

The things all around you stay the same. Your reaction to them is what “enlightens.”

Instead of reacting to fears, you peer through them, and seek the truth behind them. You look for the empowering factors, and disregard the weakening factors.

Fear snuffs out authenticity.

Authenticity is freedom from fear.


Lightworker: A Call to Authenticity
, available in paperback and all eBook formats! For links to your favorite format, please visit StarfieldPress.com/Healer

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ANIMAL TOTEM DRAWING SALE CONTINUES

animal3This specialized drawing is on sale for only $35 (reg. $55) the rest of June 2014, and is an intuitive report that reveals and illustrates the animal and messenger totems that are closest to you at this time.

As we go through different periods in our lives, some animal spirits step up and work strongly with us. These are totems. We all have multiple totems that work with us at different times.

Some animal spirits are less intense “messengers,” merely passing near in this present moment to give us that extra “oomph” or assistance needed for a temporary task at hand.

The animals that are revealed to me— and therefore drawn into the picture— are only those nearest for this exact moment in time. We all have many animals that come and go as needed, and the reading in no way indicates they are your only totems, much less your permanent ones.

Your drawing will be scanned and emailed to you with your report.

Click here to order yours today!
Orders will be drawn in order of receipt, so act now!

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YOUR ROLES AND REACTIONS:
IN THE FAMILY

paintmeIt seems no matter how much we grow and evolve … No matter how much we stand in our own power …. No matter how comfortable we are with ourselves … The real challenge meets us when we spend a holiday or weekend among our first family, the one we are born into, and from there grew into young adults.

Our family is the container of our earliest experiences. The ones that imprint on our hearts and often become a voice in our minds. “Do this” .. “Don’t do that.” “You are amazing.” “You missed the mark.” We learned and honed skills within this physical experience. Many “firsts” happened during these pivotal ages and stages of our development.

As we grow up, we are assigned roles within families. Sometimes if a father is not present, a son will step up and fill in the space of “father” with younger siblings. Sometimes if mother is ill, the eldest daughter will take on household chores and nurturing of younger siblings. According to birth order (first, middle, third child ….. Oldest child of 9 ….. First born of fraternal twins) we develop certain ways of seeing the world. Whether we lived in wealth or poverty will determine how we view worth in a variety of ways. How we are educated, and opportunities available to us also will stream from the family pond.

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Animal Totem Drawing Sale, and Falling in Lust

TrainpicHi Everyone!
We have received considerably less views on our Facebook page, so I took a brief time out to reflect on this. My personal page has seen more action. That is okay. Fox and Owl will change with the times.

I feel that our facebook page will soon transition to our blog page. Please sign up for our blog if you have not already. This way, we can keep sharing Fox and Owl love and insights with you. You are such an important part of our lives, and we want to continue our relationship.

You can find us at FoxandOwl.net

Signing up for our Blog is Free!

Also, you can “friend” me on my personal page. I have no issues with that, and share spiritual reflections on my personal page as well. MelissaRae Thompson is my user name.

Also, don’t forget to keep up with Foxy Lloyd on his author site and blog the1978one.com, his spiritual and energy magazine page GalaxyEnergy.org and his metaphysical publishing house StarfieldPress.com

Much Love to You

Melissa Rae



ANIMAL TOTEM WITH MANDALA DRAWING SALE!

animal3This specialized drawing is on sale for only $35 (reg. $55) the rest of June 2014, and is an intuitive report that reveals and illustrates the animal and messenger totems that are closest to you at this time.

As we go through different periods in our lives, some animal spirits step up and work strongly with us. These are totems. We all have multiple totems that work with us at different times.

Some animal spirits are less intense “messengers,” merely passing near in this present moment to give us that extra “oomph” or assistance needed for a temporary task at hand.

The animals that are revealed to me— and therefore drawn into the picture— are only those nearest for this exact moment in time. We all have many animals that come and go as needed, and the reading in no way indicates they are your only totems, much less your permanent ones.

Your drawing will be scanned and emailed to you with your report.

Click here to order yours today!
Orders will be drawn in order of receipt, so act now!



FALLING INTO LUST

Lloyd and MelissaFalling into lust happens easily. Brain chemicals infiltrate our senses, and we hunger for touch, want, and need. We ache to be held. We yearn for our bodies to be explored, admired, and accepted by another.

To hell with rational thoughts. Logic be damned. Recklessly we plunge into the deep emotional pool of our angst. Suddenly we become sensuous daredevils revving our engines until the checkered flag comes down.

Until this race through ecstasy ends, we become nearly nonfunctional. Perhaps dysfunctional is a better word. All we can think about is our lover’s lips, hands, and voice caressing us. For a short while, maybe a few weeks or months, we are content living in a sex induced stupor. However, the shrill alarm clock of reality soon enough wakes us.

Upon our awakening, we realize we are fools. Fools in lust. This knowing causes a painful ache and emptiness within our hearts. Suddenly we know without a doubt that we deserve something deeper and more meaningful.

It is when we become raw, that we can then transform into real. We then choose to see if anything real is contained in the lusty relationship. If not, we take our rawness, and go on an existential journey to find meaning.

In this state, we are ready for love to greet us. Love delights in our rawness because it suggests we may be ready. Realness given an opportunistic window to explore the inner workings of our mind and hearts.

Love can only enter by realizing that we are denying ourselves a deeper appreciation that goes beyond our physical bodies. When we realize that we deserve real, it is not difficult to exchange a zany lust for the softness of love.

At fist, love feels bizarre, like clothes that are too big, and we wonder if we can fill it. We begin to worry how love looks on us. Do not fret, because love is patient. Soon we will understand that love helps us grow as we become brave enough to open and receive it.

Loving without condition is a choice and a daily affirmation. Love is hard work, but offers incredible rewards. Two people meeting obstacles, and keeping their relationship focused and moving through challenges together. A couple growing stronger individually and together. A deepening trust built on a strong foundation of support, encouragement, and appreciation of each other.

There is nothing sexier than two souls deeply intertwined in spiritual nakedness.

Fox and Owl



THE HEALER: A NOVEL
by Lloyd Matthew Thompson (The FOX!)

The Healer: A Novel798 people entered to win paperback copies of THE HEALER: A NOVEL at Goodreads.com—and now 4 people have won!
CONGRATULATIONS to Lauren, Marilyn, Malinda, and Kym!

If you have yet to experience this amazing novel Lloyd has written, you can find links to the paperback as well as your favorite eBook format at StarfieldPress.com/Healer.

Also remember that if you buy the paperback via Amazon.com (currently only $8.06!), you are eligible to get the eBook format for Kindle devices and free Kindle apps absolutely FREE!



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When we are in the chaos of fiercely painful experiences, we sometimes fail to realize the gifts. There are incredible gifts present in these shadow times. The gifts of humility, wisdom, courage, strength, and integrity can each be found there. For it is when we are under tremendous pressure that we discover what has always been a part of us. We step out of, “I THINK I know what I would do,” into the realization of, “I DO know what I would do.” When we surrender to the gifts in the shadows, we then can see the light that will lead us back to ourselves.

~ Fox and Owl

Self-Care, an Online Course, and a New Book!

beautySlow Down, my friends. We walk too fast. So eager to get to someplace else, we are hardly aware of the place we stand.

I cannot begin to walk in someone else’s shoes, unless I know what it feels like to walk in my own. Being present with Self is the first step in creating a real relationship with Me. When I am open to receiving myself (thoughts, emotions, shadows, and light) then I will be open to walk in relationship with You.

Because what we receive from self is how we perceive others, it is very important to spend time getting to know ourselves each day. Change is constant, and this means we change too. We cannot hope to understand what is happening outside of us, if we do not give the time and consideration to understand what is happening inside of us.

~ Fox and Owl

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clockYou came with an owner’s manual. An inner compass. A complex guidance system. A top of the line security system. This is your intuition, inner voice, and spiritual guidance. All of the bells, whistles, and instructions you will ever need to move through your world. A compass that always points to truth, and guides you home.

Spirit talks to your through the compass of your soul. This is not a linear system. This is an all encompassing knowing that surrounds you every moment. A way of seeing your way down the darkest pathways without relying on your physical eyes.

So often we bury our inner voice under the clutter of doubt, deceit, and illusion. We cannot hear, because we place our trust too heavily in the physical world. When this happens, we feel disconnected to Spirit, and to Self. Life becomes “what we have” instead of “who we are.”

When we come back to center, we find our way home. The source of everything is that spark of soul contained within us. Because of this spark, we are connected to the All. Our inner guidance system is pretty spectacular!

Compass check. Clear. Due North. Have a beautiful day!

Fox and Owl

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Generational Healing Course
by MelissaRae

MelissaRaeA New Fox and Owl Course: You’ve been asking for it, and I am honored to bring it to you! Generational Healing: Connection 2 Your Inner Child

What an important course this is for our self growth and continued evolution! It is a joy and a pleasure to announce that I will be offering this 6 week online course, complete with an active “closed group” face book page, and “keep forever” recordings of each class session.

This course begins the first Monday of June. A recording will be sent to your in-box each Monday evening, for the 6 week duration.

Generational HealingAfter you order the course, I will send you a “welcome message,” complete with easy ways to stay in touch with me. I very much enjoy community interaction in my guided courses, and promise that you will be hearing a lot from me as we move through the course. Also, I welcome private emails, and offer 1 phone call during the course too. Please know, you are welcome to participate as much or as little as you feel guided to in this course.

Our inner child is very much a soul piece of our present existence. Each decision we make, and risks we take can be found without this aspect of self. Like a trail of breadcrumbs, we can trace back through mundane and milestone life moments, and see the role our inner child played. Quite the “a-ha” moment really!

Sometimes our inner child is wounded or orphaned. Sometimes our inner child is joyful and rambunctious. Sometimes our inner child is a rebel with (or without) a cause. This is due in part to early life experiences and heredity. The old “nature vs nurture” argument, though you will find no argument from me. I believe both have much to do with how we interact with the world.

Many of us lock our inner child into our self basement or attic. In other words, our root / feet and crown / head. Where this very real and important part of ourselves truly wishes to live free though is in our hearts.

Through creativity, sharing our stories, and using various tools, this course will guide us to better know and more easily merge with our inner child spirit.

Please join me for this course. I am keeping the price at a low $60 dollars. Payment plans are do-able, just please contact me via email to arrange this. Ordering a spot in this course is simple too. Just go to our Fox and Owl online course webpage by clicking this link and register via a secure Paypal link.

Thanks so much! I am “Soul” looking forward to this!

— MelissaRae

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The Healer: A Novel
by Lloyd Matthew Thompson

The Healer: A NovelThe long-awaited moment is about to arrive! Lloyd’s (the FOX in Fox.and.Owl!) full-length novel will be available in paperback and all eBook formats next week!

A hidden past.
A desperate present.
An inescapable future.

Two separate lives brought together by the interconnected threads of time and destiny are about to change the world forever.
Of that, there is no doubt.

But sometimes a healing and salvation first requires a devastation and destruction in order to begin.

Lloyd Matthew ThompsonAll beta readers and sneak-peek readers have reported nothing but top marks for this story of cycles, destinies, and healings!

Find links to your favorite reading format at Starfield Press—and pass the word along to everyone you know!