A Phoenix, A Clover, and A Gentleman

PhoenixRisingSORTING THROUGH MY BOX of ashes leaves me nostalgic and sad. This is because I am failing to imagine what the ashes could become. Ashes resurrect light, and are the phoenix. If we allow it, our sorrows can change into joy. We can again find light in the dark. Sad things happen. Dreams sometimes go *poof* … But life is ever moving forward. Yes, cry over your box of ashes. Remember too though, ashes are fertile ground to grow new things. Beginnings can only come when we find endings… And really …. Everything moves in circles. What we energetically give, love, lose, and share always comes back to us in one form or another.

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“The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.” ~ Kahlil Gibran

luckIt is said that there are 10 thousand 3 leaf versions for every 4 leaf clover. Meaning that finding one is fairly rare, and symbolically significant. Even so, I had a friend that had a talent for finding 4 leaf clovers. He gave me one, and I felt special. Admiring his gift to me, I pressed it into a book titled “The Prophet” by Kahlil Gibran.

Interestingly, I first read “The Prophet” in college. A friend in my English class asked if I would like to read it. He handed me his prized possession, a first edition that belonged to his deceased father. This blew me away. Such fragile pages, and timeless wisdom. I carefully flipped through the pages, and then read a new copy, fearful I would damage the antique one. Upon returning his prized keepsake, he carefully tucked it into his bag, and we talked about his dad. Much like 4 leaf clovers returned over and over to visit my friend, so has “The Prophet” returned over and over to visit me.

The world is full of amazing opportunities to see the best and worst in others. Choosing how we see the world is up to us. We are as fragile as we are resilient. We are as unique as we are similar. Sometimes, we simply need someone to see this within us, and trust us to see it too. To be guided on our path is far more empowering than being shoved down it. Spirit is always present to guide our steps, if we listen and feel.

“Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.” ~
Kahlil Gibran

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INTUITIVE PERSONAL ORACLE CARDS

Have your very own intuitive personal oracle card drawn!
Each card will be completely personalized for the receiver, and a reading will be emailed to you with a scan of your card artwork.

This is a wonderful gift for birthdays, anniversaries, and celebrations of any kind!

In honor of my own birthday on April 5th, I will take Intuitive Personal Oracle Card orders for only $40 each! This includes single person cards as well as couple/friends double person cards!

Order yours here: ONLY $40 until April 5, 2014!

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GENTLEMAN
by Lloyd Matthew Thompson
from the1978one.com

“Gentle is a holy word” I wrote in my journal back in 06/2006.

Thinking back, I had clearly been going through a shift at that time.
I had been struggling to find and figure out where I was heading, what I was supposed to be doing, and how things were going to happen. Clinging to specifically desired outcomes, grasping at wanting to know all things before they happened, and receiving no answers whatsoever had left me restlessly floundering.

I had been fighting with—and disgusted with—the anger and frustration that overwhelmed me in dealing with people, particularly difficult and nasty people, and especially in working a corporate job. I knew I was supposed to look for and find the good in others and in whatever situation I found myself in, but I was finding my attachment to futures and results that did not exist yet was not the way to manifest and dream those wishes into being. “Exchanging self with others” was not a concept I could get my mind to wrap around yet, much less successfully put into practice.

I knew what I desired myself to be:
Gentle.
Kind.
Unconditionally loving.

And watching myself fall far short of those things daily only added more anger fluid to the flames I was already roasting in.

I remember the one thing I could feel in that time was myself—my future self, or at least one from a timeline I wanted to choose and bring into this timeline of reality. (These are my 2014 self’s words—I don’t think I understood or thought of realities in those terms yet at that time LOL)

When I found I could not focus on goodness around me, I found I could focus on the goodness of what I wanted to be, the man I wanted to embody.

And I remember a deer was beside me then, even before I was aware of anything shamanic or totem-y whatsoever! But there was a gentle, graceful deer with me I drew from when my outside world grew too much of a bee-swarm.

How do these things differ from the reality I find myself inthese days?

I don’t find they do.
The same thing exists at every level.

As I spoke with my future self back then, my past self steps forward and speaks with me now… the names, places, and scenery has changed, but the burning and longing is the same, if not even more so when allowed to roam unchecked (See my WORLDSTORY 2013 essay)…

And my choices and core desires also remain the same:
Gentleness.
Kindness.
Unconditional love.

So… Lloyd, love? Be a deer, won’t you?
Bring me back Home now.

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Gentle is a Holy Word
06.29.2006

Gentle, Gentle,
Simple and nonviolent
It wouldn’t matter what befell
If proper Vision were unveiled!

Gentle, Gentle,
Radiance majestic
Emphasizing empathizing
Imagine wings on ev’rything!

Gentle, Gentle,
Whispering to Me
One inside a vessel dearly
Opens Ear to see You clearly!

© 2006 Lloyd Matthew Thompson

Sweetheart Deal!

Sweetheart of a Deal!
A Pay-It-Forward promise.

February 5th through the 14th, Intuitive Drawings and Personalized Oracle Cards are on SALE for only $40.

That is a $15 dollar savings!

Just one favor…

If you feel guided to participate in this offer, please pay it forward.
Do something sweet for someone.
We can each use more sweetness in our lives!

xoxox Melissa Rae

PS— I can draw a couple in a card too: Just let me know if that is your preference.

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Daring Brave Topics

WE DARE YOU

Dare to be real, raw, and vulnerable with someone today. Just one authentic interaction. Standing in your own power. Unflinching, but soft in the way a heart is soft when it allows another person inside it.

Do not fear getting bruised by being vulnerable. Rather allow your vulnerability to unfold into a conversation with another being.

I care that you ate breakfast this morning … But what did you eat? It is the details of your breakfast that tells me something about you. If you are ashamed of your breakfast, then how can we have a real conversation?

Once you’ve really said something true …. step back, pause, and allow the receiver a moment to respond. In that moment, they may come to understand that being raw and real is not their undoing, but a beginning. The beginning of a conversation their soul has been longing to have …. They may think, “Oh thank goodness! Someone cares that I was too busy rushing around the house this morning, that I only inhaled the crust of my toast, and washed it down with coffee that scalded my throat.”

We long to be seen and heard. When this happens for us, we see that it is okay to stand closer to the light. The light soothes us, and wants to see us better.

Being unwavering in who we are, and standing by what we think, say, do, and feel …. This is the way to really live. Otherwise, you are living in the shadows, and only a shell of a life.

We live in a world that seems so insincere and inauthentic much of the time. Sometimes we get lost in this. In pleasant exchanges and mindless small talk. We talk to fill up silence that makes us uncomfortable, but we are not having conversations.

Change that. Be what is real. Start a revolution of thought, where emotions are respected and people are valued. Where people smile at each other, and really mean it. Where we love each other, because we are Of each other.

Let the revolution begin. (I will toast to that!)

Fox and Owl

Artwork found: http://dancinglightstudio.com/buy_it_still.html

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LET’S TALK ABOUT SEX

Let’s have a real conversation about sex. Sex is a merging of energies between two consenting adults. When I willingly make a sacral connection with another human being, then I am exchanging energy with them.

This is far more complicated than a physical activity that brings us pleasure. We have emotional, mental, and energetic/spiritual bodies too. The science of sex mostly looks at the physical body, and occasionally takes a glimpse of the emotional body. However, the energetic body is as much a part of you as your physical body.

Have you noticed how similar a couple becomes that often engages in sexual activity? Almost as if they are blended together? Sometimes they even take on each others personality traits? This is serious business, this merging of energies.

Have you had a close friend or family member that suddenly changed … dramatically … after coupling with someone? Have you thought, “Who is this person?”

Can you remember a time when you were coupled with someone, and you felt out of sorts … Not yourself at all?

For a moment, let’s forget the emotional ramifications of choosing to merge with a partner we just met. Let’s consider what it would be like to mix energies with them.

I do not think that one intimate encounter creates a significant change. What does change is very temporary. Repeated encounters do change us though. At least as long as we are engaging in sexual activity with someone.

When we cheat on a partner, I feel that this is often their tip off. It is not as obvious as some unknown person’s hairpin on the floorboard. Rather it is that we feel energy, and know what our partner’s energy feels like.

If you know someone well, and are very energy sensitive, you will notice really quickly what someone was up to the night before. Their energy is different.

Why does this matter? It matters because we are told that a liberated woman (men have been told this for centuries) is one that chooses to have casual sexual encounters. At least, that seems to be a key indicator by popular media.

While a person certainly has (and should have) the freedom and right to choose when they have sex, where they have sex, how often they have sex, and with whom ….. I will argue that anyone that has multiple partners, very often, is not free. They are a chemistry experiment. They have merged with many. They are temporarily not themselves.

Meaning they are losing sight of themselves in the clutter of these other energies. How can one know their own mind?

This is not a “hell fire and brimstone speech.”

A true sacral connection with a respected partner will make each individual stronger. The couple will be stronger. This is an amazing gift. A beautiful and sacred gift. One that is very important. As with all gifts, it is important to respect it.

This is a very important conversation for our times.

Please know, this is not a judgement. What people do in their bedrooms between consenting adults is their business. However, this is food for thought for the energetically educated.

Fox and Owl

artwork from artselemental.com

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INTUITIVE PERSONAL ORACLE CARDS

Taking orders now for your very own “Intuitive Personal Oracle Card.” Your likeness is drawn into a scene.

Here is a lovely soul’s brand new card. (Her card is framed like a card with her name placed on it.

One receiver said this about her card, ” This is not just a card but a story. It feels so real and so familiar. I know this story. My soul knows this story well. I am so amazed at how you capture it and draw it to where I can see what’s happening. That allows my lessons to flow through in a way that is smooth and understandable. You are so incredibly talented my friend! xo – Caroline”

What will your card’s story reveal about you?

Your card and report will be emailed to you. You will later receive the drawing printed on a 5 x 7 photograph paper and mailed to you. This size was decided upon, as it is easy to frame, and would be easier to see the different symbols within it. Great for bedside night stands, healing spaces, and desktops at work. If you would rather not have it printed on photograph paper, but want the original instead ~ Please let me know when you order.

For more information, please follow this link.
Photo: Taking orders now for your very own “Intuitive Personal Oracle Card.” Your likeness is drawn into a scene.

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INTIMACY

When we consciously choose to seek intimacy with someone that is not our partner, you can be sure your partner knows. It is not a secret. Unless they are burying their heads in the sand and denying the truth, this is not something that can be covered for long.

Our energy does not lie. When we tell a lie, our energy tells on us.

Also, when we are emotionally connected to another person, our partner knows this too. An emotional intimacy with someone that is not your partner can be just as damaging as a physical affair. When we engage in letter writing, social media flirting, business trip drinks, and eye caresses across a crowded room … We are stepping into another energy zone. One of emotional connectivity.

All of this is perfectly fine … in fact, emotional connectivity is a sacred gift. However, if we are lying to someone, then that will be uncovered … Hurt will happen … Hurt to self and to others. It is inevitable.

I am not saying that flirting with the neighbor is being emotionally abusive. There are many reasons why people choose affairs, and there are two or three or five sides to every story.

However, I am saying that emotions are almost as ignored in our physical reality as energy.

Just as emotional abuse can be just as devastating to someone as physical abuse (apples to oranges, I know… But you see where I am going with this) So too can giving your heart to someone (that is not your partner) even if you are not sharing your physical body.

Have you ever noticed that many who cheat on a partner are not interested in sharing intimate space with them? It may partially be a way to hide the affair from their spouse (marks on body, energetic changes) or because their heart belongs to someone other than their partner. Their energy has also shifted and merged with another, making them a little different. Whatever the reason, energy plays a role.

Societal norms do not very well support the idea of emotional abuse.

Writing a love letter to someone via email for example is seen as far less a big deal than kissing someone in an elevator. Or is it?! You are emotionally sending and investing energy when you write your intentions in a letter. You are emotionally giving and focusing energy when you kiss.

When you tell someone over and over, “You are a good for nothing screw up that will never amount to anything.” Is it worse than slapping someone’s face? We can argue that a physical hit could do structural damage. However we can also argue that words laced with energy can do internal structural damage to our psyche. Both are betrayal of trust.

Physical abuse is unacceptable and dangerous.
Emotional abuse is unacceptable and dangerous too, just in a different way.

Energy can be used in many different ways, and to many different ends.

We are all in this and learning together. When we place the same level of importance on energy as we do our physical bodies …. then change will come.

Fox and Owl

Artist: unknown, please share if you are aware.

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ENERGETIC UNDERSTANDING CLASS

Join Intuitive Counselor Melissa Rae Thompson as she explores the energetic patterning in our DNA, both currently and through our ancestral lineage.

Sunflower Science

Our family story holds an incredible amount of healing potential. Just realizing how much our families impact us is important. Energetic Understanding: Family Stories and Generational Healing course is designed to take an initial step towards deep healing of self and our family line.

From a place of science and spirituality we can work towards universal healing. I believe this begins with Self. However, “no person is an island.” We each come with a story, and a family. Stories often repeat generationally in families. If we can change the story, then it is possible that we can change our genes. Maybe more importantly, we can change the story of future generations.

For example, there is evidence that fear can be passed down genetically through families. What happens if this fear is healed within a family member? What happens when one person in a family line decides to change their story? Could this have true potential to alter the story, and thus the genetic coding in future generations? I believe, YES.

To better understand how our family stories impact our genes, it is important to absorb the supporting science. I want to stress that I am not a physician, and do not own a ph.d. Instead I am an emotional healer, intuitive artist, and story collector. This in no way makes me an expert. However it does make me someone willing to ask questions that have the potential to change the course of our history.

In this course we will first delve into science, and then really focus on our family story. Each one of us has a story. We are members of a group that directly impacts our genes. Fears, gifts, joys, sorrows, and traumas can all be found within our genetic coding. Our bloodline tells our tale.

Join Melissa Rae for an in depth look into your family story.

In this course, you will be invited to participate in:

• an online co-learning group
• materials that support learning, healing, and growth
• an intuitive mini drawing and reading
• an one on one phone call with Melissa Rae

Melissa Rae has an Associates degree in Massage Therapy (focused on medical massage) a BS in Psychology (with a focus on research) and an MS in Counseling Psychology. She also is a Reiki Master, and intuitive artist.
Mondays February 24 – March 31, 12-1pm (view in your time zone)

ATTEND THIS EVENT: $75.00

To order, please follow this link: http://sacredcircleretreats.com/energetic-understanding-family-stories-and-generational-healing/

Free Mini Drawings on Facebook!

Today is the day!
Please submit your name on our Facebook page to win a mini drawing by Melissa Rae.

I will announce winners around 1 o’clock Central Standard Time, United States, Thursday, January 30th … Today!

If you submit your name, please check back.
If you win a drawing, please let me know in some way that you received it. You will be tagged on the original post, and your drawing will only share your first name.

Others can receive wisdom / insight from other’s drawings, so please check back anyway.

Many blessings!

 

Our Apologies!

Greetings, Lovely Ones!

We at Fox.and.Owl just want to send a quick note of explanation:
If you received notifications this morning of older posts from Fox.and.Owl, we apologize for the overflow—we have been getting a lot of spam links and posts on our page, and just installed settings to put an end to these… the unforeseen result was it apparently re-posted all our previous posts! :-(

So again, we sincerely apologize, and do wish your week to be overflowing with Love and blessings!

Much Love!

Lloyd Matthew and Melissa Rae
Fox.and.Owl

Give Up.

SO IT IS UP in the air, and you feel like giving up.

Do that.

Give up.

Give up all of your illusions of control. Give up the worry that impacts you emotionally, mentally, and physically, and does nothing to change the situation. Give up the idea that you have the power to go against someone’s will, and change them too.

Give up what it means to live in someone else’s shadow, and beneath their control. Because every time we emotionally react, we hand over the reigns to someone else. We allow another person to have control of us. We give away our power.

Elijah's Chariot

Say it with me, friends. “No more. No more will I give my power away by worrying, obsessing, emotionally reacting, and cowering in a corner. No more will I give myself up to someone that has no intention of honoring my soul’s worth. No more! Today I rise up. I rise and I rise and I rise …. I am empowered and worthy of love and respect. I have a voice, and it will rise too. I will not scream. I will not be passive aggressive, sarcastic, or toxic. I will just speak the truth until the sky opens, the earth rumbles, and change finally meets me on this road.”

We cannot see the whole picture. So it makes no sense to try to control all of the tiny pieces. Often when we struggle so hard to do this, we are being counter productive.

Give up the reigns, and any pretense of control you believe you have .. Do this, and transform into a higher consciousness, and experience the changes that will then happen in your life.

Breathe deep. Live well. Love much.

Fox and Owl

Artwork ~ The Artisans Gallery
Elijah’s Chariot

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Perspective, Peace, and Projects

BECOMING ATTACHED TO A presumed solution to a problem limits possibilities. Looking at things from a different perspective allows us to see other possible solutions. These possibilities may be a better match for what we really need and want.

Refrain from becoming too attached to results. This so often blocks our eyes from seeing what has always been in front of us. So often suffering lasts because we get into our own way. We block progress by clutching outdated or self destructive ideas of how things “should” work. Instead, give “Could work” a chance.

Fox and Owl 

Heye Puzzel – Magic Forest Puzzle Collection – Deer
www.speelgoedhalutrecht.nl

— with Tammy Walker.

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ON PEACE

PEACE CANNOT BE FOUND in the emotionally toxic wasteland of our minds. Peace is found in the mindfulness of acknowledging who we are (shadows and light) and how we respond with this knowing.

What is outside of us is only controlled by what comes from inside of us. Meaning, we set things in motion with our actions, and after that we must wait for the world to respond.

There are some situations that are part of our world. Just as there are some people that we have to interact with daily or weekly. We cannot change them, or how they treat us. We can change how we respond to it though.

Patience. Trust. Mindfully responding, rather than emotionally reacting. This is the gateway to peace. Sitting with Self and enjoying it. This is the way, friends.

Allow peace to fill your world today, even if there is chaos circling around your physical shell.

<3 Fox and Owl 

Unsure who to credit the photo ….
But it is lovely. Please share if you are
aware.

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INTUITIVE PERSONAL ORACLE CARDS

TAKING ORDERS NOW FOR your very own “Intuitive Personal Oracle Card.” Your likeness is drawn into a scene.

Here is a lovely soul’s brand new card. (Her card is framed like a card with her name placed on it. For privacy reasons, I am just showing the drawing)

One receiver said this about her card:
” This is not just a card but a story. It feels so real and so familiar. I know this story. My soul knows this story well. I am so amazed at how you capture it and draw it to where I can see what’s happening. That allows my lessons to flow through in a way that is smooth and understandable. You are so incredibly talented my friend! xo – Caroline”

What will your card’s story reveal about you?

Your card and report will be emailed to you. You will later receive the drawing printed on a 5 x 7 photograph paper and mailed to you. This size was decided upon, as it is easy to frame, and would be easier to see the different symbols within it. Great for bedside night stands, healing spaces, and desktops at work. If you would rather not have it printed on photograph paper, but want the original instead ~ Please let me know when you order.

For more information and to order your own, please click here.

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SUNFLOWER HILL

Melissa Rae is DE-Light-ed to Announce (Wind Chimes Please)

sunflowerThe debut of her very own sister in light webpage and facebook page …… Sunflower Hill.

Please  sign up for the FREE newsletter at http://sunflower-hill.org/

Please “Like” the Sunflower Hill
facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SunflowerHillGrowing

Please follow Sunflower Hill on Twitter at https://twitter.com/Sunflower__Hill

Also, I would LOVE to know what you think. Let me hear from you! Send me messages or emails if you do not want to leave a public message. Let’s join hands, connect, engage, and bask in the light!

We are at the dawn of a new year!

Let us be FREE in 2014 to be ourselves!

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ENERGETIC UNDERSTANDING

Energetic Understanding: Family Stories and Generational Healing
Melissa Rae will be your Guide for this “Sacred Circle Retreats” Course.

Join Intuitive Counselor Melissa Rae Thompson as she explores the energetic patterning in our DNA, both currently and through our ancestral lineage.

Sunflower Science

Our family story holds an incredible amount of healing potential. Just realizing how much our families impact us is important. Energetic Understanding: Family Stories and Generational Healing course is designed to take an initial step towards deep healing of self and our family line.

From a place of science and spirituality we can work towards universal healing. I believe this begins with Self. However, “no person is an island.” We each come with a story, and a family. Stories often repeat generationally in families. If we can change the story, then it is possible that we can change our genes. Maybe more importantly, we can change the story of future generations.

For example, there is evidence that fear can be passed down genetically through families. What happens if this fear is healed within a family member? What happens when one person in a family line decides to change their story? Could this have true potential to alter the story, and thus the genetic coding in future generations? I believe, YES.

To better understand how our family stories impact our genes, it is important to absorb the supporting science. I want to stress that I am not a physician, and do not own a ph.d. Instead I am an emotional healer, intuitive artist, and story collector. This in no way makes me an expert. However it does make me someone willing to ask questions that have the potential to change the course of our history.

In this course we will first delve into science, and then really focus on our family story. Each one of us has a story. We are members of a group that directly impacts our genes. Fears, gifts, joys, sorrows, and traumas can all be found within our genetic coding. Our bloodline tells our tale.

Join Melissa Rae for an in depth look into your family story.

In this course, you will be invited to participate in:

• an online co-learning group
• materials that support learning, healing, and growth
• an intuitive mini drawing and reading
• an one on one phone call with Melissa Rae
• Mondays February 24 – March 31, 12-1pm (view in your time zone)

ATTEND THIS EVENT: $75.00Please click this link to sign up for the course: http://bit.ly/ancestralhealing

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FREE MINI DRAWINGS!

FREE randomly chosen mini drawings for a few lucky souls on Facebook today!

Please check out Fox and Owl’s facebook page this morning (Friday, 01/10/14) to put your name in the drawing.  Let’s have some fun!
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