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“Last night when coming home I noticed a beautiful silver butterfly on my front door. It was so lovely I stopped to admire it for a while and took a picture. The butterfly then fluttered away. This morning I was getting ready in my bathroom and the same butterfly (it looked exactly the same) was dead on the floor. Is this some kind of message? Do you think it means anything?”
“I believe the butterfly carries a message for you about life and death — and then rebirth. Take a look at events or circumstances in your life which appear to be ending right now. What’s coming to a close? Do you notice anything cycling back through your life, again, for reexamination? Or has something recently come full circle? I feel that certain life events are coming to a close for you — after which you will experience transition — even perhaps transformation — or a rebirth of sorts. Try to embrace the changes in your life and enjoy the journey!”
My middle child, Rafe, age 7, is very empathic, meaning he is sensitive to and absorbs the energy within his environment — especially the energy created from the thoughts, words and emotions of other people. He becomes overwhelmed and emotional; angers quickly and cries easily. Trying to rationalize with him does not help, despite a calm voice and my best efforts.
Our best antidote has come from a tiny bottle of blended essential oils. It soothes Rafe’s moods and helps to even his temperament. I apply it to Rafe’s belly and back — dab it on and rub it in — once or twice per day.
I believe the essential oils help to create an energetic barrier around Rafe’s energy field (or aura) — the missing link which helps Rafe to feel more comfortable in his own skin. The essential oils help to protect him from the swirling energies that his young body and sensitive emotions are not yet equipped to manage.
The essential oil application works best if used prior to large amounts of energy exposure; for example, before school, before a friend’s birthday party or before a trip to the mall. Anywhere Rafe will be exposed to crowds of people (in physical form and in spiritual form).
Rafe is sensitive to spirit energy also. He provides vivid and accurate descriptions of archangels and earth spirit. He loves to share these with me because he knows that I, as a medium, see our spirit friends too; and we reassure each other that there’s nothing to be afraid of.
Rafe tends to see the most Spirit when he’s trying to fall asleep. For this reason, at times, we’ll apply the essential oils just before bedtime. While the essential oils will not protect Rafe from spirit communication exclusively, they do help to soothe his fears and reduce the overwhelm he once felt when confronted with spirit messaging (seeing and hearing his own spirit guides and sensing other forms of spirit in general).
Below is the recipe I use for making essential oil applications for my children. For Rafe, I purchased the “Little Angels” blend online from Floracopeia. It’s a blend of lavender, cedar, chamomile and vetiver essential oils.
1 oz. (2 tbsp.) fractionated coconut oil
6 drops of Little Angels
Little Angels can be found at www.floracopeia.com.
“In my dreams I was told to smoke and salt the bathrooms. I took the smoke for saging. Any idea what the salt means?”
“Yes, that makes sense; your dream guides are giving you good advice. Energy can accumulate in any room and feel heavy, stuck or stagnant — especially if you’re sensitive. In fact, spirits are drawn to bathrooms due to the running water; water is a conductor, and it can feed their energy.
“Sage or palo santo can be used for smudging. Sage is a dried herb; palo santo a sacred wood. Both can be burned — the smoke, combined with your intention or prayer, is effective at clearing energies. Palo santo has a lighter, sweeter scent if you are sensitive to smells (sage can smell a little like marijuana). Look on eBay or Etsy.
“Salt can be placed in a little bowl in a room for cleansing. Or you can sprinkle it in the corners of a room. Discard the salt after you feel it has had the desired effect. Alternatively, you can mix salt with water in a bottle and spray the room. Refer to the following website for more details: http://www.spooksinvestigations.com/cleansing-you-and-your-house.html
“I generally recommend clearing your home once every six months. But I encourage you to be the barometer: If the energy feels thick in your home, or you notice the presence of new spirit energies, then it’s a sign to re-smudge your space.”
“I keep finding coins all over my house. Does this mean anything?”
“Yes. They are signs that your angels and departed loved ones are with you, encouraging you, and expressing their love for you. Coins, feathers, rainbows; repeating number sequences, songs on the radio; blinking lights; the scent of roses when there are none; even the animal kingdom, like a cardinal or butterflies, popping up again and again. Also notice messages on street signs, billboards, license plates. All ‘hugs from heaven.'”
“OMG! Guides? Spirits? They wouldn’t let me sleep last night. I heard a loud buzzing in my ear. Couldn’t understand what anyone was saying. Someone actually smacked me upside the head and yelled at me though. I heard my name loud and clear. Is this going to be typical? I feel like they’re being impatient with me. Very strange.”
“Some things to keep in mind: What you are experiencing is normal during a ‘spiritual awakening’ — and while your spiritual or ‘psychic’ senses develop. An awakening is not necessarily easy, smooth or beautiful. Although the outcome will be. But remember nothing is perfect. And nobody is perfect.
“You must learn to work with your spirit guides. Write up some guidelines. Tell them you’d prefer it if they didn’t keep you up at night. Remember they are your peeps. They love you and want what’s best for you. Ask them to be more patient. In turn, try to be patient with them. The process. If they can’t speak to you in the middle of the night (wink), then when can they? Could you set up a time to meditate? And journal? So they know they can communicate with you during that time? That’s ultimately what they’re asking for.
“Believe me, my first awakening was the same way. It was a roller coaster. It will eventually settle down.
“Here’s where angels come into play. Ask the angels to help you have a smooth awakening. Open gradually to your spiritual gifts. Establish boundaries. Experience peace and happiness throughout the whole process.
“Finally, make sure you ask your spirit guides direct questions, like ‘What do you want?’ and ‘What are the next steps I should take?’ Then, make some solid requests, like ‘Please communicate with me in ways I can understand. Please give me time to digest all of this.’
“Your spirit messaging may feel a little ‘mixed up’ right now, as your spiritual gifts develop. Give it some time. Trust the process. Ask for clarity.”