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|Posted on 10 September, 2018 at 13:25||comments (0)|
May the New Moon bring you peace.
May it bring you healing and calm.
May it help you see where you are and your way forward, granting you sight beyond your eyes, listening to and through your heart.
I was blessed with some outside wild garden and forest time today. Letting it bring me renewing energy and healing from a cold that thought it would come to visit.
Seeing this phase of my meadow area was quite amazing. Lots of aster flowers blooming on their bushy plants. As I stood among them with the breeze blowing, I could hear the buzzing melodies. On quick glance, the meadow looks quiet, only plants moving in the wind. On closer look, each plant was a flurry of activity flitting and flying from flower to flower.
All different bees and wasps feeding and gathering. Wonderful buzzing as they travel and work. The occasional butterfly floating through too. In that moment, all of life was expanding before my eyes, so much, so vibrant, so amazing. What a blessing to witness.
And then a walk through the woods. Sensing the trees whispering to me and to each other. Touching their unique bark imprints, wrapping my arms around their full trunks, honouring that I get to share time and space with beings so much older than I. With much gratitude.
If you have the opportunity to be outside today, even if it is to stand on your front steps, to feel and breathe, enjoy it.
New Moon blessings,
Can you find the stick-type walking creatures on one of the purple asters?
Life beyond what we see in a moment.
September 9th, 2018
#newmoon #naturetime #treewisdom #oracleintuition
|Posted on 14 June, 2017 at 22:55||comments (2)|
Stand still awhile it said, and breathe.
There is no need to rush about.
No need to feel lost in the wild of the morning.
Let the cool air allow you to feel the warmth,
and welcome in the moment,
welcome in the connection.
And I breathed deeply in gratitude,
savouring our time together,
in wonder at this visitor who chose me
to travel with for a space in time,
an experience in life,
a symbol in the journey,
and a reminder as magical
as his intricate wings
and deep visioned eyes.
This beautiful dragonfly let me move him from a hazardous space on a busy morning here at home. The temperature had dropped significantly overnight so I think he was a little slower than usual and enjoyed the warmth of my hand. What a wonderful time together, even walking through the house to get my phone for pictures, and then taking him to the back garden area where they often fly and land on the wild blackberry bushes. For those of you who have followed me recently, there is a strong dragonfly theme present and this was another amazing confirmation. Thank you to the dragonfly and the fairies for bringing him to me.
|Posted on 8 May, 2017 at 13:25||comments (0)|
Today’s reading video with thoughts and prayers going out to the regions and people flooded. Please take some time (with the video or on your own) to breathe in and send out positive thoughts, feelings, and vibration to the natural world and to those humans impacted by this high water spring. Breathe, feel through your heart and your abdomen, wherever it feels stronger and better for you. Feel yourself fill with compassion and send out that compassion, understanding, and support. Send support and vibrations to the natural world, all parts of it. Reflect on how you use water, how you interact with animals, plants, forests, and the water ways. We send gratitude and compassion to the natural world and we are willing to learn what we need, we thank Mother Earth for her patience. Carry those energies with you today as you interact with other people and resources.
To access the video, please follow this link: https://youtu.be/HQ4igd2BzrE or continue below for the reading contents. Thank you!
Eagle – Communion
A reminder to get back into connection. Get into connection with that deep inner knowing within yourself. There is so much there to bring you feelings, sense of understanding, connection with your body, personality, mind, and spirit, and important information. This can take practice and can take time. Find ways that reconnect you. Journaling, meditation, hanging out with likeminded people, and taking deep breath moments.
This card is also an ask to Respect. To respect each other, the environment, the natural world, and the water. The water energy needs us to pay attention. There is information here to learn about how we use our resources, how we balance with the natural world, as well as with ourselves. We have a lot of water within our bodies, super important connection and tie in with water. What does nature need? What do we need as individuals and as a society.
The Spirit of Fire
Balance is needed. Balance in all things. Balance between the elements. For our homes as well as in nature. Ask yourself in your life what is in balance and what is out of balance. The physical body component: how we are with sleep, eating, physical activity, mind health or overrunning… And the balance with everything around us. Where does the balance in your life need to improve. It may not all happen today but it can start. Steps that you can take that will be helpful, some optional, some by necessity, and some will happen when they happen. Balance in multiple levels of your life. This card really wants to talk on and on about balance. It wants people to be able to enhance their lives, to have a warmth internally represented by the fire, the compassion.
The Warrior of the Heart
A huge reminder as we are talking about water, that it is a precious commodity. It is a huge part of our bodies, a necessary as fluid, it will impact resources immensely, and it will as affecting the water level heights as oceans rise with melting ice due to the changing global climate.
The Heart: this card is also really suggesting and reminding about the compassion and the gratitude. As humans we have the capacity to take up a shield and “arms” but arms from the heart, that space of compassion and heart-centred warrior-ness . Fire up the compassion. Fire up the gratitude. Look at others with compassion, being aware of possible reasons for their behaviour. Energetically send them compassion and support. Becoming warriors in a good and positive way, allowing ideas to flourish, allowing support to flourish so that as a human race balancing with the natural world, we can become more efficient and more joyful.
Remember take that compassion to heart, that balancing, that support. Breath can help to keep this energy throughout the day, the vision of the eagle, and picturing the fire from the heart.
Featured oracle cards from the Earth Magic Oracle Cards by Steven Farmer, available through EarthMagic.net and HayHouse.com and the Native Spirit Oracle Cards by Denise Linn, available through HayHouse.com. Background music by Adrian Von Ziegler “Atmospheres – Relaxing Sounds” available on YouTube.
|Posted on 20 March, 2017 at 22:05||comments (0)|
Green tea in hand, I look outside to a snow-covered landscape. Spring comes in stages here as everywhere. Blossoming happens when it happens. There are trends and tendencies but the actual arrival and the features that make up that arrival are unique to each region and each day. Much like each human, the timing of when we move from the Winter and into the Spring of each season of our lives varies from person to person. It cannot and will not be rushed. It asks to be embraced as in all other aspects of our lives, experienced, learned from & with, and cherished, one moment at a time.
New Moon – Promise
Spring for many is a time of new beginnings. It just feels natural; it feels in line with the creation of life and the bond with the natural world we live in. As this season starts and progresses, take the time to notice what is happening around you and within you. When do the leaves start to blossom, what birds come back, what is the first insect you see, does the sun feel warmer, do you feel more energized…? In this season there is a promise of new beginnings, it is a given. Life is created, re-created, and seemingly brought back to life. It is also an invitation to make promises, in this case, and invitation to make promises to yourself. As you observe vibrancy, decide how you will promise to observe and live with this Spring energy. Self-care is important and vital. What does it represent to you? What promises will you make for yourself? Remember here that there is never judgement from your highest self, so choose what works for you, what will work for you, what will invite you to feel good and well and full of joy!
Mountain – Strength
Under every Springtime, is the energy of Winter. It has held in the cool air and the cold ground, life in balance. It shows the strong from the weak, it shows kindness where some would bring only cruelty. It is a season that many forget easily and push forward into Spring. This is a time though, to remember your strengths, to bring them forward and give them attention. You are much stronger than you give yourself credit for. Others see it, others may even use your strength to help their own, but you have it, inside, and you know this. As if you stand with the strength of the mountain behind you, the solid nourishing ground beneath you, the full flowing water next to you, and the fresh whispering wind around you, you are able to feel strong, to be strong, for all your needs, your journeys, your encounters, your experiences, and your adventures. You are strong and you are supported. Bring this Winter strength forward with you as you step into Spring. You will feel it and know you are more connected because of it.
Blessings to you on this fine Spring day!
PS: This is also a time of Fairies! They are stretching with the new sun warmth and they are ready to help you manifest what you desire in exchange for care and attention to all things natural as well as kindness in your home and in your heart. “Smile,” they say, “it is not as serious as all that, smile and play!”
This message was received with the Earth Magic Oracle Cards by Steven Farmer, available on EarthMagic.net and HayHouse.com.
Background inspiration music “Spring Charm” by Adrian Von Ziegler, available on YouTube.
|Posted on 10 November, 2016 at 11:40||comments (0)|
Walking amongst the trees,
trees much older than me.
To touch their strong trunks
and feel their energy.
To know with them
the wisdom of the wild
and witness the changing
of the leaves.
Stepping out of the forest
feeling its mystic nature
whispering behind me,
calling me back and
wishing me well,
asking me only to remember
and always to feel,
- with love, Sheila
Posted on October 26, 2016 on BlueWater Oracle Facebook page: www.facebook.com/BlueWaterOracle
|Posted on 11 August, 2016 at 13:30||comments (0)|
What is your connection with the wild, with wild spaces, with wilderness, with nature? We tend to forget at times that we are included in this natural world; we are a part of it not apart from it. Our healthy food choices are grown and created. Our bodies react to the weather, the heat, the cold, the humidity, the dryness. Our energy and mood is impacted by those people around us as well as by the animals we share space with, by the Moon, and by our surroundings at any time, outdoors or indoors. Many people acknowledge the impact of being out in nature on their health, vitality, and well-being. We are connected.
I consider myself blessed to live in a region with a lot of natural spaces around. My own property has woodlands, grasslands, planned flowerbeds, and natural meadow-like areas. To some, they might see only weeds and chaos and I can see that too but increasingly as the years pass, I am seeing so much more in my space. The uniqueness of where plants choose to grow, the power and strength of the trees, the insect life abundant and busy, the surprises that are always around when only I look. There is a sense of wonder that is beyond amazing in a natural space and I feel honoured to be its keeper here around me, to learn with and from it.
What do I witness here, in my little wilderness? Between yesterday and today, working from home, I have could have created numerous nature documentaries! The largest dragonflies I have ever seen flying over the meadow like big aircraft scanning the ground. Chickadees calling and flitting through the trees then coming down to investigate on my deck posts. Robins seeking water and nutrition in these dry times manoeuvering into wild thorny black thimbleberry bushes after the sweet ripe fruit. Newly discovered wildflowers, one delicate on the banks of my ditch, pale pink as it opens to the sunlight, another a pale yellow popping up in the meadow area. Along the roadside, defying periodic mowing, a lone strong blue Chicory and adorable tiny Deptford Pink wildflowers are joys to discover. A variety of butterflies and bees reminding me why I choose to keep natural spaces. A bat flying overhead last evening as I stepped outside to see the first stars, fantastic as it shows hope for the local bat population. And today, a family of five crows, doing intricate gymnastics to get to the fruit on a neighbour’s tree and then pausing together high up in a Maple on the edge of my property.
I encourage you to bring a little wild nature into your space. Let its magic bring you enjoyment and wonder each & every day. Share what you have and what you love with others, you may just inspire them! My walkabout yesterday inspired me to write this poem. Enjoy.
Nature magic blessings!
The Wild & Aware
I walk through the wild,
that close to home
and away in the deep.
I touch and smell,
listen and notice.
I welcome and witness,
and I am enhanced.
My soul sings
to see the growth.
It sings to see and hear
those that make the wild
They know what they need.
They seek what they must find
passing by me as if I am
another tall ship in their day.
hoping my intention and welcome
absorbing the wonder and miracles
of it all.
that I may have no impact,
I may be of no interest,
or I may change lives
and be a source of sheer amazement
My spirit is in joy.
My body feels the essence.
Energy coming from all sides,
energy coming from within,
and flowing from all around.
in their own special way.
Each is needed
more than I know,
more than I can see;
but I feel it,
I know it,
down into my cells.
Creating the next moments
in a new stir,
a new flourish
more than I am.
And being taught here
in the wild, by the wild
that I am more
and welcome here
when I step and walk
alive, awake, and
by Sheila Bicknell
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|Posted on 20 July, 2016 at 14:30||comments (0)|
Listen to your guidance!
I had a beautiful evening last night. The super bright Full Moon was cresting over the dark tree tops in the deep blue sky as I sat down to write, let it soak in, and look back at the pictures from my walk. I felt enchanted, energized, and enraptured after spending the dusk hour at the Hudson Labyrinth in Quebec, Canada (Please see link to its information below). It was guidance that brought me there, for the first time, in solitude of person, but surrounded by nature and spirit. A glorious walk through fields and woodlands, ancient trees standing tall & mystical, evening birdsong in the canapy and grasses, a rabbit down a side path, a curious cat wondering what I was doing sitting in stillness, flitting insects investigating & changing position as night falls, and then joyously just as I decided to say goodnight, bats overhead! The welcome sight of bats gives hope after populations have declined here and felt like a real honouring of the evening & night times.
What does an Oracle do with all this at a full moon? Clear, bless, and intend crystals. Breathe deeply. Whisper to the energies & feel their responses. Thank the trees for their wisdom. Bring an offering to the elemental energies. Pray for my own guidance & wisdom on this journey. And pull a card for myself...
Thank you to those who created and maintain such a special and peaceful place. I look forward to my next visit...
Pathways near Hudson Labyrinth:
My card for the Full Moon:
Full Moon coming up Hudson Labyrinth:
|Posted on 22 April, 2016 at 20:15||comments (0)|
Hello beautiful souls!
A couple of weeks ago was the New Moon here. It sparked something new in my oracle practice - a video oracle card reading! I had thought about doing videos and tested one out in private. Then I had the idea brought to me from another source and decided it was time! What better day to start something new than a New Moon!
I was blessed by the support and response that video received. Listening to inner guidance while being surrounded by caring, heart-centred, wise people, is a great way to move forward on this life journey.
Today is Earth Day here as well as being a Full Moon. And so, over the last couple of days, the next video has been stirring, waiting to be created. And once again I pressed "publish" and prayed! Doing a card reading is truly my way of being connected to all the energies we are a part of, earth and moon included. I am extremely grateful to those who have watched this most recent video and who have let me know it touched and helped them. What great energies we are creating together!
As the day has progressed, I have shared these types of thoughts with friends and others online, sharing my video and thinking about who I am and what I do. It has been a reflective and teaching day. As the light started to fade this evening I drove to run an errand. The Earth Day theme has been with me, wondering what else I should do to honour it. Driving home, I looked along to local fields... there a small group of wild turkeys were trekking and feeding. In the background, the cloudy skies opened up to allow bright rays of sunlight in the distance as if someone was painting an expressive moment in time. The turkeys moved off across the street and into the woodlands. In the quiet of my car, I heard little chirping sounds and looked back to the field to see a pair of gorgeous Wood Ducks out for an evening walk, gently chatting as they went, the sunlight still creating beauty in the background. It is these moments we can create and find anywhere, whether sitting in peace and quiet with gemstones and oracle cards or pausing to watch birds and clouds design an evening, that makes us connect with our Earth and hopefully she with us.
Blessings for your Earth Day Full Moon and for a wonderous weekend,
Here is the link to my video on YouTube :
|Posted on 1 January, 2016 at 9:35||comments (0)|
From Dec 30th, 2015, Facebook.com/BlueWaterOracle :
Walking out in the new fallen snow last night, a flock of Canada Geese flew over me, heading south. It was a quiet evening letting their voices carry through the night sky. This morning as I eat breakfast, another flock heads from nearby waterways going south, their voices touching my ears through the quiet of my home. December 29 & 30th, first big snow storm of our season here yesterday and geese heading south, how amazing. Time can mean everything and it can mean nothing. Let your own guidance be what tells you about your life and your needs today.
|Posted on 25 November, 2015 at 20:50||comments (0)|
As the Full Moon rises ahead of me, shimmering light through the haze of misty clouds, creates dark tree branch silouettes. They seem to want to dance in the stillness, in her moonlight, powerful, strong, and all the while natural and gentle.
There is a power in this full moon. I don't need to research it, I simply feel it and see where it guides me. As the night falls, I have been guided to visit different tribal music and dances, watching the power and strength of the Cherokee and Mohawk Pow Wow dances, drumming, and singing, through to the Haka and Aboriginal Dreamtime dance, and then led to Celtic music, discovering warrior and wolf pack Celtic tunes*, in respect and honour to all their traditions.
There is connection in music that calls to you, whaever its type, whatever its background. Allow yourself to feel, to connect, to let it move through you and touch you. The moon is inviting the basic rhythms and beats that come to you, they can heal, they can feed, they can soothe, and they can energize. The candles glow, the wood fire burns, the crystals call out to the light... Be with the energy, dance in the moonlight.
And now I connect with my Oracle self, with my cards... today's new card for connection is " Elder " ** ... perfect... tribal, power, leader, stepping into the light...
Blessings to you,
* Adrian von Ziegler on YouTube
** Native Spirit Oracle Cards by Denise Linn, HayHouse.com