Tuesday, July 18, 2017

When life get's tough, we retreat...but do we have to???


The word RETREAT has a few meanings. I want to talk about two of them....retreating and hiding behind closed doors because things are so overwhelming AND going on a retreat to get a new perspective with what is causing stress and an unbalanced life. 

It is easy to hide when things get tough. I know that our judgment and ability to make decisions suffer when life is stressful but here are a few tips to help you get through....

1. When feelings of stress arise...Stop, breathe and hum a song in your head. It is easier if you choose your de-stressing song beforehand. Choose something that brings a smile to your face or has a fun memory attached to it.

2.  Take a few minutes a day to find three things you are grateful for. I set an alarm to remind me. There is no room for much else when we are in a place of gratitude.

3. Make your bedtime routine, "Me Time". Take a warm bath, read a book, stretch, or meditate. When doing this be mindful and pay attention to the feelings that arise. You may feel relief, joy or love. The more we feel this, the more we want to feel this at every waking moment. This is our true nature, be gentle, baby steps.  

Going on retreat gives us the opportunity to care for ourselves for a longer period of time. It is about remembering that we are strong, it is about remembering that we can do anything, it is remembering that we are intuitive, passionate and a Goddess! It allows us to see the highest perspective to any problem or issues that we are currently facing. It is about healing and loving ourselves even when things seem to be falling apart. It is essential because when we return we will be ready for anything.

So YES, we retreat because we have to. We retreat because it is an accelerated process. So let's retreat with other women, not in our bathroom alone. Retreat with women who will hold your hand, love you and tell you that you are worth it, beautiful, powerful and that YOU GOT THIS!







Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Gallery Reading May 16th 2017

Join me for a night of connecting with your loved ones who have crossed over. Our sweet little practice group will be part of a gallery style mediumship reading. We are expecting about 40 people. Each practicing medium will get up and connect to a loved one to give a healing message. It will be a wonderful night of sharing, peaceful energy and healing. See you there!
Love, Glory Nelson
Psychic/Medium

May 16th, 2017
6pm-8pm
Sacred Energy Center
Salt Lake City

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Seeing the Dream come to Life

Summer 2013
Dream:
Sherry and I are in Italy, cobblestone streets and beautiful old buildings. We are in a narrow street riding bicycles. The color red was very present, either our bikes are red or the high heels Sherry is wearing are red. We have on pretty spring dresses. We start riding up a hill and Sherry is having trouble with the pedals of the bicycle. I stop to help her and as soon as I reach her, she gets it and takes off. I am struggling to start biking in the middle of the hill. We finally have a groove going and Sherry's heels get stuck in the pedals, she stops again. I see her and stop to go help her, again she gets it and takes off. I am left trying to start riding up a hill. This happens one last time before I tell myself to just keep going, she will get it. EOD

Thoughts upon waking:
It's funny how I stopped every time to help her and she would get it and then it was extremely difficult for me to start up again. Never once did she ask for my help, but I felt like it was my job to help her. This to me feels like my coaching and also family members that I run to go help even when they don't ask for it.

FAST FORWARD to Feb. 2014 REAL LIFE
Sherry and I are on our "Coming Home to Myself" retreat at Red Mountain Spa. We booked a bike ride with the center. We have two guides and there are about 12 of us. It's a 6 mile bike up a slow grade hill. No biggie, right? We were both up for the challenge. I should let you know, that Sherry had just flown in the night before from sea level - Connecticut to Utah, Elevation 3074 Feet. So we take off on our bikes. It feels great. A slow grade comes up, I start  pedaling faster and faster to get up that hill, I made it. We stopped, where's Sherry? Oh no, my DREAM. Here she comes. I asked her if she was ok, she said yes, but feels like this may be to hard for her right now. We go again, same thing, I start pedaling faster to get up the next hill, I wonder if I should stop and wait for her, I should be a good friend, right? Maybe words of encouragement would help, should I stay back and ride slow with her, but then I wont be able to get up the hill. I realize I am feeling guilty for leaving her behind. I speak to Sherry at one of our stops and tell her this feels like my dream, I tell her I want to stop and ride slow with her and she says to go at my pace, if my pace is faster then I should honor that pace. For her, slow and steady is her pace. Ok, I feel good we spoke, now to honor my pace and allow others to do the same. Phew, what a relief. We finally made it to our destination, a beautiful art town with a Labyrinth that was so amazing it will be forever be in my heart. 
 

Thoughts after the ride:
If it wasn't for my dream, I think I would have stopped every time to help my friend. It is my nature to do so. The dream felt so real as I watched the bike ride happening that it was easy to remember the message from that dream. You never know when your dream will manifest right in front of your eyes!

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Monday, August 31, 2015

Dreaming with tigers and lions and dogs, OH MY!


Last week I had a dream that I was at a friends house. They have many dogs in their home. The owner of the house is a hunter. I am sitting in their living room and I have my two little puppies on my lap. The other dogs are laying down on the floor near me. Everything seems normal until a tiger and some mountain lions start circling us. They tell me they are trained and domesticated but I am still scared. One cougar starts playing with my puppy Luke but he is being too rough. I put my hand out to get him off and the cougar starts playing with my hand and biting it like a puppy bites to play. He thinks he is being gentle but he is not. I look down at my hand and it is being destroyed. I push his giant head away trying to get him off and then I wake up! EOD (end of dream)



I didn't quite understand this dream at the time but now several days later I am slowly putting the pieces together. Yesterday my husband chose an oracle card. The card was called FIRE underneath
it said "Take responsibility for your power".





Today I decided to research Mountain Lion medicine to get a better understanding but it wasn't until I saw the Cougar message below that I realized how perfect the card FIRE fit with my dream.

Animal Medicine Card

Cougar, Mountain Lion Animal Totem: Leadership
This is a very powerful, but very difficult totem. Cougar medicine is the lesson of the use of power, how to be an effective, fair leader and not abuse power. This totem's gift is how to balance power, intention, strength and grace. It is the balance of body, mind and spirit. The first responsibility of leadership is truth. Remember: Responsibility is no more than the ability to respond to any situation. Cougar can teach you how to bring out your power and fill your heart with it you can take charge of your life. You can use Cougar power to defend yourself or to attack. If you see Cougar (either the animal or an image), you are being called to lead. You must be decisive and not procrastinate. Move forward with courage and always keep your eyes on the goal. courtesy of www.linsdoman.com

I can always trust that my dreams will lead me to the thing I need to focus on the most for growth and empowerment.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Synchronicity - Confirmation from the other side

Yesterday morning, I dropped my daughter, Sky off at the airport. She was headed to Georgia to spend time with her best friend who moved there two months ago. My daughter is only 16 and this was her first time traveling completely alone. She had some anxiety but I knew she would be fine. I left her at the security line and went to the parking lot. Knowing my child I knew she needed some extra comfort. I jumped in my car and before starting it I said my prayers. I prayed for a safe flight, asking the angels to be with her and the flight crew etc... I finished off my prayer by asking my step dad Hector, who passed away a few years ago, to look out for her.  To calm her down and be with her on this flight.  I took a deep breath and now this mom felt a whole lot better.  I started my vehicle and proceeded to exit the parking lot. I approached the ticket area where I would have to pay for parking. I fed my ticket into the machine and it takes it then spits it out, takes it again then spits it out. There is no one at the booth, so I pressed the button for assistance. The voice on the other end told me to back up slowly and go to the cash line and he would be happy to take my payment. I do as he says and the guy takes my ticket. He tries to feed the ticket into his machine, and it spits it out. He says, "That's weird." He excuses himself and asks a co-worker how to punch in the information manually. I am waiting and noticed there is a name plate outside the small window. It reads... Hector, huh? Really? I am stunned, excited and a bit emotional. Hector comes back to the window takes my credit card, I looked at the badge he was wearing, sure enough it read Hector. I smile a knowing smile to myself. His co-worker peeks through the window and explains that sometimes the black strip on the ticket gets demagnetized but it usually happens if it's been in a wallet for several days. I think to myself, nice try, I know the real reason I was supposed to come to this window. It was to get confirmation that Hector, my stepdad, heard my prayers and he was on the case. I thanked the Hector in front of me, using his name and drove away. I had tears streaming down my face, as I said out loud, Thank you Daddy!

I am so grateful that I have learned to pay attention to synchronicity. I am grateful for the power of prayer. I am grateful to have such an amazing connection to those who have passed on and still look out for me. I am grateful for all those who play a part in my magical and purposeful life. Have you asked for tiny miracles? Have you asked the Universe to show you signs? It is truly magical and I am grateful to be sharing it with you.

Namaste.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Animal Medicine

I decided this morning to document one of my many processes to working with dreams.

Dream
I think I was a school girl, about 14 or so.... and in the school yard I saw a fish tank against a fence. I walked over and there was a big fish, a small shark and a puppy in the water. Near the tank off to the right side was a wolf. Kids came over to play with the little doggy and I would scream and say no, that's not a dog. Two guys were messing with the wolf now, I look back at the fishtank and the shark had killed the fish and was going after the puppy, I found a stick and tried to stop him, he bit the stick and I flung it out of the water, now he got a hold of my hand and was biting me, the guys were laughing but I knew the wolf would be attacking them soon, so they would get theirs. EOD

Feelings upon waking
It's been a long time since I've dreamed with an animal, let alone FOUR. Ah the number four! In numerology the number 4 represents work, the more masculine side, like the Tarot card Emperor.
The four also makes me think of the four corners, foundation, the four directions, the four elements (earth, wind, fire and water). Structure and stability are all associated with this number. The Emperor himself represents leadership and strong determination. The Ram on his throne reminds me of The Aries sign, they are all about moving forward and not letting anyone get in their way. I googled Aries and ran into this website Always Astrology it said "A natural born leader, the Arian will find it difficult to be a follower. They find it too easy to step up and take charge." click the link for more information on Aries. Ok, so my dream is making more sense now. I now am curious about the Wolf.

Wolf
I get this message this morning on my fb inbox from my very intuitive friend and co-worker Sherry Puricelli of AwakeNDream.
I love the message but look who posted it... David Avocado Wolfe. Oh Universe, you have my attention!
I remember being on retreat with Sherry and us looking up our Native American birth totem animals and mine was the Wolf!
Here's the link where I found the quote below and they talk about wolf. You can look up your Birth Totem too at http://wolfs-moon.com/birthguidewolf.html.

"It is through this selfless act of sacrifice that often face your greatest challenge. For, to give of ourselves to the extent that it becomes detrimental to our own life, path, or soul, is contrary to what the teaching of this Spirit Animal is present beside you to impart.As you progress through life and come to understand that the heart of compassion is born of the love of all life, including that of your own, and is not meant to be expressed as self-sacrifice, then you will have taken a step closer to answering your true calling.Thus, you begin to realize that true compassion is knowing when to assist another that's struggling along their chosen path, and when to stand back, that the one whom you desire to help may learn the lesson represented within their struggle, and in so doing, you will have aligned with the your Spirit Animal Guide's teachings. It is then that the motive of the Higher Self of Illumination is beautifully fulfilled." Aha, I've been struggling with this a bit lately. Just the other day I wanted to pray for a PAUSE button because I feel like I can't catch up.
Now looking at this website reminds me of the Tarot card "The Moon" which I was working with on Monday. 
Wait! Is that a wolf and a dog I see. The lobster/scorpion coming out of the water reminds me of my fish tank fish. I feel like I am getting deeper into the meaning of this dream. In this card I see the two towers, my path is just ahead. Am I the lobster/scorpion or am I one of the canines? I feel like the moon is lighting the path and like the moon she is reminding me that there are always cycles, ebbs and flows to life. She reminds me to go with the flow. "Slow and steady wins the race" wait I just read that today in my inbox, Ah... thank you Joanna Devoe, it was in her newsletter this week. I highly recommend you subscribe to her Witchy Newsletters! 

Ok back to my dream...I am getting the sneaky feeling that this dream is about taking care of myself and to not over do it! I felt the need to protect the puppy in the fish tank instead of the boys who were messing with the wolf. Hmmm... so much more to explore. I will add to this through out the day, if I get anymore synchronicities.

This is why I love working with dreams. The Universe leaves me cookie crumbs to follow and with each step I get deeper into what the meaning is and what to do with it. Thank you!
 
It's the afternoon now, and I knew there would be more. Sadly, our pet bird Irish died today. I just noticed her and I know my girls will be devastated. Now what is the lesson here? Was my dream a premonition? Irish is only 4 years old (oh my, there's the FOUR again) and supposedly in good health condition. Last night her and the male bird (who we haven't really named yet) were fighting, but we thought nothing of it. So is the shark in my dream really this male bird and the fish that he killed my lovely bird Irish? Can't help but think this. As I am typing this a song comes on... "Who died and made you the king of everything", ouch!
 
Many meanings
Earlier today, I shared my dream with a fellow dreamer Dee Heath and she had this to say about it, "I LOVE your interpretation of your dream. So many synchronicities and I have to agree that the Universe is telling you to slow down and take care of yourself. If it were my dream and I had all of those feelings though I would look to myself as the puppy...the one I'm trying to protect. The Wolf seems to be there as a protector (ie my spirit animal) he's standing guard. The shark well that just feels like a metaphor for maybe all the craziness that is going on in life right now. Feels like I'm being "eaten or bit" by the shark....not taking enough time to care for myself....getting eaten alive in a way. No I think I'm the puppy, fragile, gentle, playful, youth.....treat myself like I would treat a new little puppy.

Thank you Dee for your interpretation of my dream. It really resonates. This is why I love working with dreams, there are multi layers of meaning and symbolism and there are no wrong answers!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

My Aunt's Message From The Other Side

Recently I had a series of warning dreams.  These were not terrifying dreams, they were sweet, light and fun. Though the messages were about birthdays and gifts, the seriousness of my relationship with my mother was hanging by a thread.  Here are the events and dream in chronological order.

Had a falling out with my mother in Dec. 2013

Mother’s Birthday  1/9/14

My aunt Blanca (mother’s sister) passed away 2/7/14 
Blanca means "white" in spanish

Dream 2/16/14 -I am with my mother at a party store. We were looking for a card and balloons. I don’t remember for whom but I remember picking some cards with Spanish texts. We started remembering my aunt Blanca who passed away recently. 

Dream 2/27/14 - I am standing outside and a white butterfly flies around my face. It is beautiful. It starts caressing my face. I remember closing my eyes to enjoy the experience and feel the love. Upon waking I remember that my culture believes that when a white butterfly (my aunt's name is white) appears it is a sign of a loved one who has passed saying hello.

Real Life 2/27/14- Spiritual Retreat to Red Mountain Spa where the Mother energy was so strong I could not deny it. I had a beautiful experience while walking a labyrinth.  The energy of Mother Mary, Mother Earth and all mothers, sisters, grandmothers and aunts living and dead appeared. The sacrifices, the hurt, the birthing, the wounds, the tenderness, the love, the beauty of a mother brought me to tears. I had a bit of a falling out with my mother and this made me realize that I was being petty and silly towards my mother. A healing and forgiveness took place that day.

Dream 3/1/14 - I am at my aunt’s house.  I am scrubbing her porch area and hosing it down. I wonder where the other kids are, her grandkids and my cousins. I am going through drawers. I have to choose what to keep, donate or throw away, then I can give it to my mom so she can do the same.  I find party favors, plates and a present. The present is a doll still in the package. It’s Princess Belle from Beauty and the Beast.

Real LIfe 3/7/14 - At my computer, thinking about my mother, since today she is having a one-month memorial service for my Aunt. I wonder how it's going. Just then, my mother's High School portrait that I have on my shelve, falls to the ground. I laugh, and say out loud, "Ok, I will call my mom and find out how she's doing". I call right away and joke with my mom about how her sister insists I call her. At that moment my mother was placing my aunt's photos on frames to give to those attending the service. I couldn't believe it. I have to hand it to my aunt, she knows how to get my attention. 

WARNING/MESSAGE RECEIVED:  I never gave my mother a present or a card for her birthday back in January because it was a really busy time in my life. Now after the party themes, I realized that my aunt Blanca (which means white), was trying to get my attention. I think she wanted me to acknowledge my mother’s birthday. I asked why the doll? Out of all the princesses, Belle was in the package… Aha, my daughters call my mom, Bela, which means beauty and so does Belle. I knew this was definitely about my mom. A week later my mother called, she too had been dreaming with my aunt. My mother felt like my aunt was trying to tell her something so I pulled some tarot cards to help her out. I pulled the Moon, which is my own personal card, so I knew the message had to do with me. The next card was the 6 of pentacles, which for me felt like I had to share the messages I received from The Labyrinth walk, the dreams and apologize to my mother. 

Sometimes we get sweet fun messages before the terrifying ones. My aunt was there to help me mend my relationship with my mother before it was too late. I finally got her a gift and a card as per my aunt’s request. I feel very blessed to have loved ones on the other side guiding me through some tough times. 

I believe that it is important to reach out to those you have warning dreams about. I personally think that even a small note or text may make a difference. I usually say something like, "Hey, had a dream about you, how's it going"? Sometimes we don't really know what the message really is or who the people are from the dream and when this happens for me, I will usually ask for another dream, pull some tarot cards or simply go into a meditation and ask for a clearer message. These techniques are useful in also knowing how much I should say after a pre-cog or warning dream.