animal guides

Animal Oracle Guidance from Whale and Fox

Adapting to change to honor one’s soul is the message recently received from Fox and Whale in this recent Oracle reading I did. And there was definite synchronicity in this message as you will hear! 

I’d love to hear if this resonated for you, so feel free to leave me a comment below.

Much love and gratitude,


Wisdom from the Oracle – What Do Lizard and Simplicity have to Teach Us?

Wisdom from the Oracle - What Do Lizard and Simplicity have to Teach Us?

I was asked this morning what oracle cards are. This excites me when others haven’t heard of them as I’ve been fascinated by them for quite a few years now. They’ve served me as a valuable tool in helping me figure out the next steps in my life’s journey. So in a way, I consider them friends. And friends who care and are gentle and honest with me.

So in essence, oracle cards are a tool that can guide you to self-discovery when you are pondering the bigger questions in life— like when you just feel plain ol’ stuck and you are wondering what is next. As I did in 2013 after the unexpected passing of my dachshund, Joie, and my dachshund, Frankie ten months before that.

Taking time just for me when I felt very lost, I made the committment to learn to just be and let go of expectations and what perhaps might be the next right thing for my life. And instead I opened myself to listening to my heart to see what it might have to share with me.

During this time I journaled every day. And to take it one step further I would pull an oracle card to see what wisdom it would provide— and most days I was simply blown away by the synchronicity of my thoughts on any given day and how the cards reflected that right back to me, which I’d ultimately write about in my last memoir, Wisdom Found in the Pause – Joie’s Gift.

And so often the cards were confirmation for me that there is something truly magical about this vast universe that supports us if we just ask for help. And Oracle cards did just that for me, and continue to. 

So today I share with you some wisdom from the oracle for your week ahead. Enjoy!

Lizard – Dreamtime – pay attention to your dreams and visions.
Simplicity – deep, profound serenity is expanding in my life.

Lizard reminds us that it is in our dreams that we receive messages to help us in our life. Not only your dreams at night, but also waking dreams. Lizard is showing us that finding a spot to rest and just dream for a few minutes a day can unlock the keys to our bigger dreams.

Along with Lizard I pulled the simplicity card which says to me how often we can tend to make our lives so complicated, when we truly do have all the answers within us. The Simplicity card along with Lizard is reminding us that it is in times of resting, thoughtful contemplation, and paying attention to those visions we receive that this will indeed expand our lives in a profound way.

Wishing you a simply, beautiful dreamy week!

Much love and gratitude,


Oracle cards used for this reading: 

Power animal cards by Dr. Steven Farmer
Soul Coaching cards by Denise Linn

Trapped Inside My Writing Cottage

Trapped Inside My Writing Cottage

This is new.

This darling little fellow.

Who just recently started to sit upon the birch tree branch I have outside my half-moon window of my writing cottage.

He caught my eye as I was doing my yoga practice this morning.

Sitting there so content and might I add, so dang cute!

And he sat, and sat and sat.

So unusual for a hummingbird to sit so long.

It had me reflecting on how Hummingbird has shown up quite often lately in my animal wisdom oracle card readings.

And just two days ago listening live on Facebook as life coach, Cheryl Richardson shared the news of Louise Hay, founder of Hay House Publishing, who passed away at the age of 90 on the very same day that Dr. Wayne Dyer passed away two years ago. As Cheryl talked about Louise and her dedication to helping people heal, a hummingbird landed right outside her window…

and it just sat, and sat, and sat as Cheryl talked so lovingly about Louise.

And this is the thing…life is truly magical. Hummingbird showing up just then as Cheryl talked about Louise reminding us that joy is our birthright…

in life… and in transition.

And while the title of this post is ‘trapped inside my writing cottage’ because when I wanted to walk back in the house after my yoga practice, this little fellow had returned again to sit upon the birch branch.

And he sat, and sat and sat.

His message to me that life is to be savored and enjoyed. That there is no need to rush, but to take in all the joy that abounds.

And so I waited, and waited and waited until he decided it was ready to move on with the day. And then I too opened the door and made my way into the house.

And taking with me the lesson that I am only trapped when I make that choice. But when we make the choice to pause and capture what is right in front of us that the real magic happens and with it comes so much joy.

So much joy.

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