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Snake In The Grass

I took the puppy out this morning and found this snake in the grass. I have to admit, it gave me a fright because it’s the first snake I’ve seen here since we moved in almost five years ago! I’ve heard from the neighbors that there’s a really big snake that was sighted last summer, but I never had the luck in seeing it. Thank goodness for my lucky streak!

With luck continuing to be on my side, Buster was oblivious which was even better. I can’t imagine trying to wrangle a dangling snake out of his mouth in the wee hours of the morning before coffee! Who am I kidding – I would be screaming my head completely off and probably have a heart attack right there if that were to happen! I am not good with snakes at all!

Quickly, I refocused him to another part of the yard while I kept an eye on said snake. After he attended to his morning business, I daringly walked him near to where the snake had been. That’s when I noticed that the snake hadn’t moved from when I first saw it and realized that it was no longer alive. Whew. Sorry snake, but I breathed a huge sigh of relief.

I kept hoping that perhaps the hawk that dropped it (that’s my theory) would come back to retrieve it, but that never happened. All day I awaited one of the many predators outside to enjoy a free snack, I mean snake (haha), but unfortunately, none of them were interested in free take out. So I guess one of us will be removing him from the lawn sooner rather than later.

In the meantime, in the basement, another carcass was found, this time it was a mouse. What’s with Mother Nature today? Two wildlife deaths in one day? I wonder what the foreboding message is here. Any ideas?

When looking up dead snake spiritual meaning, I found this: A dead snake comes as an omen that somebody’s trickery, lies, and deceit has come to an end. Whether their attempts to manipulate or deceive you were successful or not may never be known. But, the dead snake’s omen endures regardless—you are leaving behind anxious times where trusting people was difficult, and now you are coming to a point in your life where you can count on and value the honesty on your inner circle.

When looking up dead mouse spiritual meaning, I found this: So a dead mouse in your house is not always an omen for something bad. It can be the message from the universe to pay attention, change the course of action, and see what opportunities there are coming your way. So when you find yourself facing difficulties in life or need guidance on how to live it better, look around for dead mice! They may have some important messages that will help you make decisions about your future.

Dead mice often see as symbols of death, especially when they appear out of nowhere or without any visible injury. Seeing dead mice is considered unlucky because it is indicative of someone dying soon – usually yourself! And this means that dead mice meaning should never be taken lightly because people do die suddenly from time to time even though there might not seem like anything wrong at first sight with them. Dead mice also represent people who have recently died so seeing one may mean that person has passed on and is no more in this world.

Others claim dead mice pieces are omens of a journey you need to undertake, and the dead mouse omen will be delivered by those who are either close or loved ones come to visit from the next realm. They want you to know they’re there for you, even after their physical death!

Some people believe dead mice represent journeys or new opportunities in life. So seeing them means your loved ones have come down from heaven with messages for you – either warning or welcoming news will soon surface! But before leaving, these spirits ask us never to forget about them because once you die out here, a lot of changes will take place.

In more general terms, dead mice mean someone’s death will soon come and it is time to fix things with the person because this might be your last chance!

Wow! Who know that there could be so many interpretations! Please feel free to deliver any messages you get from this post (if you get them) as I’d appreciate any insight you may have!

I hope you’re all having a lovely Saturday!

Shine On!

xo

Super Blood Moon Eclipse

I’m sure many of you have read about the lunar eclipse that’s happening tonight/early tomorrow morning (depending on where you live). It’s in Scorpio in case you were wondering…

Are you, like me, a stargazer? Do you hope to actually see it for yourself? Well, you can as the lunar eclipse will be visible over South and West Europe, South and West Asia, Africa, most of North America, South America, the Pacific, the Atlantic, Indian Ocean and Antarctica, if you’re in those regions! Lasting in total for 1 hour and 25 minutes, the overall duration will be seen for 5 hours and 19 minutes. If you’re on the East Coast (like me), it will occur at 12:12 A.M. on May 16, 2022. On the West Coast, it will take place at 9:12 P.M. on May 15, 2022. Add that this will be one of the longest total lunar eclipses until 2029, I’d highly suggest you set your alarm to experience it if you can!

On Instagram, @1111divinelight1111 posted:

This makes sense to me, especially since our puppy Buster has been barking at something (or someone) he sees, but we mere humans do not. Even this morning, he was attentive and staring intently, yelping and barking, all while being super protective of me. This has happened out in the yard as well with me quite a few times in the last week. The low, throaty growl punctuated by the bark (from a pup who doesn’t bark often) raised my eyebrows, wondering what he was seeing and wishing I could as well. Also, it made me thankful for his protective presence by my side.

Not to be outdone by her new younger brother, our sweet cat Tigger has been on higher alert as well. You know how animals are more aware than we and these two are no exception. Their unconditional loving presence in our home helps the energy here immensely.

I love the thought of the magic of the moon being always by my side. Don’t you? Please let me know if you get a glimpse of the eclipse! I’d love to hear all about your experience!

Shine On!

xo

Playful New Moon

So last night I was out on the front porch looking at the new moon over the fields. While the camera on my phone isn’t the best, it was a spectacular sliver of moon as you can imagine below. You could see the full outline of the moon with only the bottom sliver illuminated. How I wish I had a better phone camera to capture the beauty I witness from Mother Nature, but this will have to suffice. Hopefully you can go out tonight and see it for yourself!

As I was admiring the moon, something swiftly ran past me. Bounding behind it came another swish of movement to my utter surprise. As it was very dark, I wasn’t able to really see what they were until my eyes adjusted.

There, on either side of the tree were two bunnies who chased each other around my front lawn while I watched them. Can you see their eyes shining? They came close while playing tag and one stopped to look at me for a few moments which just made my heart sing. Because I’ve not seen my bunnies for a few years, it felt even more special. These two were in boundless energy mode and played for 30 minutes near me to my utter joy.

When I looked up the symbolism of seeing two rabbits, I found: “There are times when two rabbits cross your way to remind you that we have the ability to find strength within ourselves, even if it is hidden from view.”

So tonight, I’ll be out there again hoping to watch another game of tag from these two. One is smaller so at the moment, if it were daylight, I could probably tell them apart. Now, I just have to name them. Do you have any suggestions?

I hope you have a lovely Sunday full of love and heartlights shining!

Shine On!

xo

April First – Rabbit Rabbit and Rainbow

I couldn’t stay away today being that it’s April 1st and you know what we do on the first of the month!

Rabbit Rabbit, White Rabbit, White Rabbit!

Then to add to the fun of the New Moon in Aries, when I went outside this morning, this beautiful huge rainbow was streaming across the sky in front of me. Immediately, my grin widened and as I sat there just enjoying the absolute beauty of it, I finally remembered to take a photo. This one doesn’t really do it justice though since it was taken with my phone. Just image the colors brighter, clearer and the rainbow being HUMONGOUS! Then you’ll see it the way I did!

However, I thought I’d share my rainbow with you, in case you needed a little bit of extra hope, love, luck, and some more light for your heartlight because I know life can sometimes be difficult for even the strongest of us all. WIth the new month beginning, we must make time to be present in the moment, to look up at the sky and see if by chance, there’s a rainbow quietly waiting for us to marvel at its magnificence.

A reminder from the Universe and God that miracles happen, quietly without fanfare, if we take the time to look. Keep shining your heartlights. Our world needs more light everyday.

Shine On!

xo

March Madness

No my dear friends, I’m not talking about basketball, but instead about the energies that we find here lately. Yesterday was a very windy day and it has continued today. A polar vortex in our area has arrived even though just last week we had mild spring-like temperatures. However, as you well know, March can be a tricky month weather-wise. My Mom was famous for saying, “March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb.” Have you heard that saying too?

I’m noticing a lot of people are on edge as well these days. The unrest world-wide with all that’s swirling doesn’t make it easy to navigate as there’s a lot to take in, a lot to process and many people are just plain tired. I hope that you’ve all been doing well. I haven’t been writing here lately and I miss you.

Daffodils always remind me of my Mom as she had them in the middle of the kitchen table (from her garden) during my birthday month. Those bright happy flowers never cease to make me smile when I think of her. Do you have any flowers that remind you of someone special?

Shine On!

xo

Walking On Snow

There’s just something beautiful about walking on snow that nobody else has walked on. It makes you believe you’re special.

Carol Rifka Brunt

We had a little snowstorm here and it was delightful! I adore when it snows! I could watch the flakes falling for hours as it feels so peaceful to me. The sounds of snow falling is magical and Buster (our new Golden Retriever Christmas puppy) and I were out in the middle of the night while it was snowing a few times and it was chilly, but well worth it. Because nature’s soothing sounds of snow falling, while the world is asleep, I find amazing. To see him trying to capture the falling flakes was adorable and to witness his first few steps on snow (which he had never experienced before) made me giggle, even though I was trembling in the cold. He, who has a double fur coat, was non-plussed as he rolled around in the snow! Ah, the joys of having a new puppy!

I love this quote as it felt so true, especially when we were out a few times in the snow and as it kept falling, our footprints were erased for the next time he had to go outside. Each time, it felt special! There’s nothing like walking on newly fallen snow! It’s as if you’re blazing your own trail!

I think that’s what our lives are for – blazing our own trails (with or without snow). Taking the time to enjoy those precious quiet moments with those we love, cozy and happily being with loved ones, spending time just being in the present. Noticing all the glorious presence in nature and our world.

May you all have a lovely weekend. Keep your heart lights lit and gather your loved ones together with gratitude in your heart for all of the blessings we have.

Shine On!

xo

The Frost Is On The Pumpkin

My Dad always announced the start of a chilly Fall morning with the phrase, “The frost is on the pumpkin.” I remember that well because it meant that we had to put on a jacket before school. I don’t know if it was a common phrase, but it came to mind this morning out of the blue because even though we had the air conditioners on a few days ago, I think fall is here. Finally.

We’re in that in-between stage where it’s chillier in the early morning hours and warms up at mid-day. I like this turn of weather. It makes me smile because a little chill in the air feels invigorating. Do you feel the same way? I love the fall colors too – all jeweled tones of red, orange and gold. Mother Nature has such a magnificent palette.

The leaves have begun turning just a bit here. A few have fallen, but not many which is good. While I love the change of season, bare trees are somehow a bit sad to me and yet they’re a reminder that when we lose it all, we have inner strength to grow and to continue to stand tall.

Life is like the change of seasons. Each season guides our souls on this life journey that includes good times and sad ones. Another one of my Dad’s expressions was “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” Because he spoke French to us as well, he would add, “Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose” which, by the way, is a quote from writer Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr.

I guess it’s Dad’s day here on my blog because I am recalling the song, “Turn Turn Turn” by The Byrds. Do you know it?

https://youtu.be/W4ga_M5Zdn4

Well, Happy Fall Y’all. I’ve missed you!

Shine On!

xo

I See The Moon

I see the moon and the moon sees me. God bless the moon and God bless me.

My Mom

This morning we awoke to cooler temperatures which were perfect for me. No humidity in the air and just the sensation that all was right in the world. How lovely! So, I took a break from cleaning my house to sit outside on my rocking chair to just relax and watch the world go by. Of course, you know me, I had to look up to the sky because I always find skywatching to be a peacefilled endeavor.

10:54 am Can you see the 1/2 moon? The airplane?

10:56am Look at how the clouds have changed.

What do you see in the clouds? I see angels with trumpets! How about you?

Do you ever take a moment to look up at the sky? Who would have thought that at almost 11am the moon would still be visible in the sky? Isn’t it a lovely sight? I hope you are all having a lovely Saturday start to your weekend! Keep shining your heartlights and remember to look up!

Shine On!

xo

Thunderbolts and Lightning

Thunderbolts and Lightning! When I hear those words together, they make me think of that song by Queen called Bohemian Rhapsody. Do you know it as well? Did those words together make you think of it too?

Well, last night we had a wicked storm here and as I watched the storm roll in, the lightning flash and heard the thunder roar, I thought of how good storms can be to clear out what isn’t working and to electrify the atmosphere so that change can take place.

I used to be afraid of storms, but I’ve changed the way I look at them. While I am careful with lightning and such, I find storms more fascinating now that my mindset has developed and changed.

Because storms change life up. Sometimes it isn’t in a good way, but in the end, we learn and grow from storms. For if we didn’t have storms, we wouldn’t learn from life’s lessons. We wouldn’t increase our understanding of human behavior. We wouldn’t develop our innate talents. We wouldn’t find our community that supports us. Without storms shaking us up, we would stay stagnant

So let’s cheer to the storms – To the lightning that shines in the darkness where we may fear to tread. To the thunder that rolls in with strength. To the rains that blanket the earth with much needed water to help growth.

Did you have storms where you are? Are you a storm watcher as I am?

Shine On!

xo

Heartlight Sky

I happened to look up. I wasn’t searching for a sign, but isn’t that just God-like and just like the Universe to let me know that feeling heart-centered is perfectly right in this present moment? I have always been a skywatcher. I love nature and sip my coffee outside often in the mornings to commune with Mother Nature. The wildlife here don’t disappoint with their silly antics, nor the birds with their visits and beautiful songs.

Cloud watching is an art form and I remember being a child and looking up at the clouds and letting my imagination take over. I could conjure up visions of clouds in the shapes of mountains, smiley faces and even dragons at times. But my delight in seeing a cloud in the sky, shaped like a heart was contagious!

It happened last evening and if you look closely, you can see the stars in the sky twinkling. The flash on the iPhone camera is why the photo seems as if it’s daylight, but it’s not. I was talking with a friend when suddenly I looked up and there the heart was right in front of me! I quickly took the photo and within minutes the heart cloud had faded away. Was it a sign from Heaven?

Being present is so important, don’t you think? Big grin. You know I believe in The Presents of Presence! For if I had waited even a few minutes, the heart-shaped cloud would have been gone and I would have missed my opportunity to remember that moment of the awe-inspiring beauty that nature delivers! Indeed, I wouldn’t have been able to share it with you today!

Capturing that moment still makes my own heart sing with delight! Because even the sky shares its heartlight with us when we take a moment to be fully present!

Shine On!

xo

PS What else do you see in the photo? What do you think the cloud shape is to the left of the heart?