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Raising Spirits in Intuition Development
Nature and animals are very helpful in healing and delivering
messages from Spirit. One of the first lessons I teach in my intuitive
mentoring program is to read plants in the home. As I work with
clients on the phone it has been fun to turn their pets, family,
backyard, and houseplants into a laboratory for intuitive development.
Many times animals deliver messages to us. It is fun to go on
a walk ask a question and then watch animals for the answer. Notice
birds-are they in pairs; are they communicating; or are they watching
and waiting. All of these actions can be an answer to your questions.
Give nature a chance to work with you. It really makes walking
outside more fun.
In Boulder I have had many opportunities to read pets for clients.
When I taught an animal communication class at the humane Society
it was easy to see pet owners had a special heart connection with
their pets. Therefore they easily tuned into messages from their
pets. I have found most pets send messages by pictures. Just imagine
what your pet may be saying and let your imagination open the
door to your intuition. Try it with your pet. Send pictures back
to your pet.
This is how I discovered that plants speak to us. As you know
green plants are known to transform energy. I have them surrounding
me in my office and in my living room where I work. When I was
first separated from my ex-husband, I found some purple shamrocks
growing in the park across from where I was living. As I took
my morning walk I used to ask questions in front of these plants
every morning. These were yes & no questions. The shamrocks would
move for yes and stand still for no. Recently I was looking at
the pansies outside my office window. As I spoke with a client
they were moving for the yes and still for the no's. I believe
that many plants in our life want to help us. We just need to
make the connection. I love these plants and tell them how much
they add to my life by just showing up and being there for me.
I also keep a prayer plant by my desk. It is interesting to note
that I moved the plant there after I gave a workshop with my minister
on healing prayer. Now we lead a healing prayer group weekly at
Isn't it interesting how the Universe answers all our questions
many times in such creative ways? It is our job to remember the
question. The angels tell me they send the answer to us at least
a 100 times hoping we will get it. Try this on a favorite plant
or flower growing in your house or outside. First make a heart
connection with that plant. Then give nature a chance to help
Trees make nice connections with us if we open to their energy.
In every place I live, I usually find a tree to connect with.
When I was in a condo I had a magnificent old tree to talk to.
Being on the third floor it was my delight to watch squirrels
and birds move gracefully and easily through the tree. I would
ask a question in meditation. Then open my eyes and get the answer
acted out for me. Watching these animals move through the trees
jumping from limb to limb with trust and confidence inspired me
to believe I could also move through my life trusting the Universe
would give me what I needed to survive. Birds and squirrels didn't
look down or give into fear. They kept focused on where they wanted
to go. This was especially helpful when I was going through a
difficult time financially. I heard the words "I have taken care
of you all your life, why do you doubt now?" Miracles began to
happen. Two people called me and ask to repay me a debt 2 years
earlier than we had arranged. My financial needs were always met.
People have given me angels. I used a tree in my foyer to display
them. More angels went on my bookcase and ended up all around
the house in fun places-like over doors. Having my children's
pictures around inspires me. I feel like they are with me. Many
times I have had angels and spirits tell a client to meditate
with a loved one's picture close by or hold something the departed
one owned to help make a connection. It is much easier than we
think to make that connection. Just having that intent and allowing
our imagination to open the door can allow you to connect to a
loved one. Many clients tell me they have felt their loved one
around them or seen them in a dream. These are all valid connections.
When Bob and I got married, we did not want to give up the meditation
room. So I moved my office to my reading room to accommodate his
office. Now I use my living room for readings. The green plants
(which includes a big prayer plant) in the foyer greet clients
with wonderful calm and peaceful energy. Clients constantly remark
how good it feels to step into my house. Do you have green plants
nearby? Doreen Virtue suggests we sleep with them by our bed.
I haven't found enough room on my bedside table to accommodate
one yet. I am sure the right plant will arrive for this spot.
Color is important. Each color has a different vibration. Purple
is a color of transformation. You see it used in many churches.
I found a shade I love and have used it as an accent color in
four houses. People usually comment on it favorably-even men.
When a policeman arrived at my door to deliver my divorce papers,
he kept saying "Wow, my wife would really love this color." It
took the edge off his visit to say the least. What colors are
you using to empower you? My office is also purple, as I need
all the help I can get while working on the computer and doing
phone readings. My mother gave me the angel over my computer.
It helps. Try wearing colors that lift your energy. I wear green
or blue when I teach. Green is a heart color and blue is about
communication. Experiment with colors to lift your spirits. We
each have our own meaning for each color. Examine what colors
appeal to you and why. What do they remind you of? What memories
do they evoke for you. Make sure you have color around you that
supports you and your belief system. Maybe that is why so many
houses are painted white-You can't go wrong with this high Spiritual
color. White is the color I see when I look into the crown chakra.
Many of us use white light to clean and clear a room by imaging
a room full of white light. We use it in healing prayer by envisioning
someone being in the white light and seeing them move in a healthy
way full of life. Just imagine white light around you or loved
ones and there will be a lifting of the Spirit.
My latest transition is the death of my mother. I had done anticipatory
grief since last spring when she was in the hospital. When she
died Dec. 22 I encountered a very deep depression and sadness.
Thanks to Hospice and some good antidepressants I am back in the
world again laughing and enjoying my life. Hospice has wonderful
classes for the newly bereaved. They really helped me. My doctor
could see I needed help and prescribed antidepressants that enabled
me to sleep and focus on life again. It was a temporary solution
but it helped get me through the hard times. Healing is much more
difficult without sleep. I am reminded we keep a band aid on cuts
until they are healed enough to be in the open. I am just glad
God made medicine that can be so helpful. I no longer need the
antidepressants and had no trouble getting off them. Many times
the angels have suggested antidepressants or St. John's Wort for
clients who are going through a depression. My mother has visited
me in dreams and came 2 days before she died. These visits leave
me with a good feeling. We are both learning how to connect during
my meditations. Even though I talk to spirits after death and
they have told me of a wonderful afterlife, I still miss my mother.
She died at 89. This is really helping me learn about grief and
be more compassionate with friends and clients who loose a dear
one. Mother keeps on teaching me as she did in life.
My newest challenge in transitions is the changing role of mother.
My children are grown and making their own life. I am learning
to let go and let God. It is not easy moving to the friend place
and keeping quiet with advice until I am asked.
The Universe continues to send us new teachers and lessons. Answers
come from songs playing in our head or even on the radio. Usually
only a phrase repeats itself-but it is an answer. Our quest is
to remember what we asked. The Universe is an excellent school
and uses many different kinds of spiritual teachers to transform
our thinking or challenge us. So look at your life and see what
lessons are coming to you now. Experiment with plants, animals
and nature to seek guidance and peace in your life. Your guides
and angels are always giving you a message. Take time to listen
or observe their communication. Look for the creative ways in
which answers are hidden. It may be that your pet has the answer
you are looking for. Have fun and enjoy developing your intuition.
It certainly makes life more exciting.
Paula Vaughan is a spiritual counselor, business consultant and
a medium. She creates individualized intuitive mentoring programs
for telephone clients. She lives in Boulder, CO and can be reached