Toast of Music City 2014 Results!

Oooops we did it again!!  I want to thank everyone who took the time to spend 5 weeks of their summer voting. Without all of you there is no way I could have done this. From the bottom of my heart, thank you sooooooooooooooooooooooooo much! I am so blessed to have such great friends, family and fans, followers and readers. You all make me so proud and humble at the same time. Every year, I sit there biting my nails with anticipation, not knowing what the final results will be and year after year you all show your love and support with a win win win!! I cannot thank you enough! I am truly honored. Okay, wiping away the tears of joy so that I can click send. Thanks again for the love and support. The video should show you how much fun the night was!!

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

The Roller Coaster of Change

IMG_4174I have been through so many life changes, I think I must be getting use to it. In times past I would fight the change and battle to keep my world from changing whether it was good for me or not. Today I sit here thinking about how I have changed through all of these changes. I am much more calm, there seems to be a knowing growing inside me that tells me that once the storm has passed, life will open up to new surprises. Not knowing what those surprises will be doesn’t even stress me out like they use to. I think I’m looking forward to the unknown.. not having everything perfectly mapped out. Through all the battles I have been through, I think I have finally figured out how to find inner calmness. There may be a storm all around me of chaos and change but inside, I have control and staying calm inside while I pass through these troubling times, is a reward all on its own. Okay so if I’m honest, I’m not always so calm. My emotions are heightened and at the drop of a pin I might start crying uncontrollably or if someone asks me what’s going on or if someone comes up and gives me a hug, or looks at me with that compassionate look. I have to allow myself time to grieve the loss and allow the tears to cleanse my spirit.

The tears don’t mean I’m broken, they mean I am healing. So if you see me crying, know that I am on the mend for better days ahead.

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

Changing Wind

IMG_0713As I stepped outside I felt the breeze blow through my hair and my soul connected with the wind. I felt the changes coming, not just for me but for many others. We are being moved around and placed in position for the great shift that is upon us. We have been experiencing this shift for some time now, the peek is very near. Those who are more sensitive will feel it the most of course and seem to be the most effected. That is only the appearance that it leaves us with… those most effected will be the ones who are not “seeing” or “feeling” the shift. They have no idea what is about to come. Walls are being knocked down, borders are being blurred and those hiding behind a mask of something else are being revealed.

Step outside and feel the wind with me. Tell me your story of how the changing wind effects you.

Many Blessings,
Raventalker

Nail Head Meet Hammer

WP_20140908_001I was just taking a break from work for a few minutes, so I stepped outside to see if I could find any four leaf clovers. My mind was reeling with current events on the home front, when the thought came to mind that I was going to have to start living for me. I have always lived my life for others. As a child I worried about the well being of my parents and when I got older I worried and lived for my children and my spouse…. now, I will have to learn how to live for myself. 

When that thought popped into my head, I was standing over a huge patch of four leaf clovers… I found 31 in just that one spot. I laughed a little at the coincidence of it all. It was as if Spirit was saying “Jackpot!!”. When you ask the Universe to give you something, it responds when it is something that is right for you. So….. if you are at the moment asking the Universe for something and it is not handing it over… it is either because it is not the right time for what you are asking for or it simply isn’t what’s right for you … right now. I wasn’t asking for anything really at the time I found myself searching for four leaf clovers, but the Universe knew I was indeed seeking something more. Once I got into the right frame of mind, the Universe let me know I had hit that nail straight on the head! Shouting BINGO … ding ding ding.. we have a WINNER!! LOL… Universe you silly thing … thanks for the laugh, for the wisdom and the lesson.

Many Blessings, 
Raventalker

The Calling

Who knew that today’s words would have been inspired by Joan Rivers. I was listening to the radio on my way to work this morning, when they played a clip of her speaking to a fellow comedian about why they do what they do. She said, they do it because they love it more than anything else, what they do is not a job, what they do is a calling, they make people happy, it’s a calling, it’s a calling.

With those words I began to think about the calling of light workers. It’s a long, lonely path but we do it not for money or fame or any type of recognition, but because we are called to do it. It is something that is part of our being, we don’t know how to NOT do it. We help others simply because we were called to do so. It makes us happiest when we have been able to help another, we continue doing it because we love that feeling and because it is after all, our calling.

Many Blessings and love and light to Joan Rivers,
Raventalker

Lashing Out and Karma

Jackson Falls - Natchez Trace

Jackson Falls – Natchez Trace

I was having a conversation with a friend earlier about people from their past who have done them wrong, hurt them or were just plain ugly in their ways toward that person. My friend was quick to say, given the situation again, they would retaliate with angry but truthful words that they know would in kind, hurt that person back. They would fight dirty with dirty, throw stones as they were thrown at them. 

My reply was this: Just because someone else wants to get down on that level, doesn’t mean you have to as well. Take a step back from the situation and disconnect from it for a moment to see it for what it truly is. Ask yourself a few questions; is retaliation worth the karma for you to take on? Sending out negative energy into the world, is it worth the risk of it coming back to you? Do you allow yourself to entertain this negativity for a brief moment of feeling justified? That feel good moment does only last a very brief time. 

It’s easy to say these things when you aren’t in the middle of the dispute. I do know how hard it is to hold back when stones keep getting thrown in your direction. I have been on the receiving end many times in life and in many situations. I guess that is where my experience comes from and why today I would much rather choose to gather those stones and build a bridge than to throw them back. I’m certainly not saying I haven’t thrown some of those stones back, especially earlier in my years… but quite often, regret is on the back end of those stones that got thrown and once they hit their mark, they cannot be taken back, ever! 

So when a situation comes your way and someone is sending out negativity of any kind your way… step back, find your balance and don’t allow their negativity to flow over on to you. Or at least, do your best to not let the negativity control your emotions and actions.

No one can take your inner peace away from you unless you allow it. 

Many Blessings, 
Raventalker