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New Kindle Book Available Now: Self Development Trio

Sol Ess and Rayven Michaels of Earth Spirit Soul combine their three top selling e-books into a single edition. Connecting with Spirit Guides answers common Spirit Guide questions and provides easy methods to contact your Spirit Guides. Psychic Development shares tips on using meditation, sensing energies, and mediumship to aid in psychic development. Auras is about working with and seeing Auras.

Available on and UK Amazon.

Happy Christmas/holidays/yule

Happy Christmas/Holidays/Yule what ever you call it we wish everyone the best.

From Earth Spirit Soul/Awakened Souls Team

Excited about the Future....

Lots of things are being discussed behind the scenes, very exciting things! In fact we are so excited about the things that are coming that we can barely contain ourselves. Stay tuned... watch and be ready!!! ;)

Bright Blessings,
Rayven Michaels

Welcome to Earth Spirit Soul - FREE Reiki Attunements -- Become a Reiki Master

Earth Spirit Soul is now doing FREE Attunements in Usui Reiki Ryoho.  Distance Attunements are given for all Four Degrees of Usui Reiki Ryoho and are done on the third Sunday of each month. Your certificate will be emailed to you shortly after attunement along with links to download the Reiki training manuals.

Please use the form on the right to request your FREE Usui Reiki Ryoho Attunements.  In the Subject line of the form please type Reiki Attunement Request. In the message body, please include the name you would like on your certificate, the city/town, state and country you are from. Also please indicate whether you would like to be included on our Reiki Master Directory

The Reiki Attunement time is always at the same time, 11:00am Central Time Zone U.S.A. Below is a table showing a few listing of attunement times in different countries.

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Usui Reiki Ryoho
You will receive Attunements in the Four Degrees of Usui Reiki Ryoho listed below.
o       Shoden- (Reiki I) (1st Degree Reiki Practitioner)
o       Okuden- (Reiki II) (2nd Degree Reiki Practitioner)
o       Shinpiden-(Reiki III) (3rd Degree Reiki Master/Practitioner)
o       Shihan- (Reiki IV) (4th Degree- Master/Teacher)

3rd ebook on kindle now - Auras

Our third ebook on kindle and 

This book by Earth Spirit Soul is about working with and seeing Auras.
Chapter 1 - Auras
What Does An Aura Look Like?
The Seven Auric Levels
Chapter 2 – Seeing Auras
Quick Way to See an Aura
Interpreting Aura Colors
Chapter 3 – Working With Auras
Shielding with the Aura
Gathering Information
Using Your Aura for Remote Viewing
Hiding Yourself Using Your Aura
Auric flare for defense

Auras book now available on Amazon Kindle

Sol Ess and Rayven Michaels' book "Auras" is now available on Amazon in Kindle format:

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Free Reiki Attunement on 22nd September

Free Reiki Attunement on 22nd September, if you want to be part of this please see the blog for details Free Attunement.

Bristow Spirits on Route 66 on kindle

From our Rayven Michaels comes Bristow Spirits on Route 66 on kindle and

Every town has its share of ghost stories. This book is a collection of the author's favorite eye witness accounts and personally related tales of spirits on Route 66 in and around Bristow, Oklahoma.Story topics include:- A lone cowboy walking eternity away at the stockyards- Spirit guardian at the Frisco Depot- Haunted help at a gift shop- Ghost with a penchant for cleanliness- Vaporous attendant at gas station ruins- Sorrowful siren- Woman astral projects to give comfort- In time of need, one woman's voicespeaks through another- A match made in heaven

Distance Reiki Healing Sessions via Email Request

Distance Reiki Healing Sessions via Email Request see our services Click Here

Kindle Psychic Development and Kindle Connecting With Spirit Guides

Kindle Psychic Development buy it at and
Earth Spirit Soul Learning Center shares tips on developing psychic development using meditation, sensing energies, and mediumship

Kindle Connecting With Spirit Guides Click here for and Click here for
This book answers common Spirit Guide questions and provides easy methods to contact your Spirit Guides.

Limited Time Offer -- Lifetime Membership for $99 - access all classes

Psychic Development course covering: Meditation Basics, Grounding & Protection, Psychic Awareness, Communicating with Spirit (mediumship), Spirit Guide Communication, Seeing Energies, Seeing Auras, Chakra Basics, Chakra Clearing & Balancing, 
Usui Reiki Ryoho course - Level 1 to Master/Teacher 

Face Book Page come say hi and like

Come on down to our face book page and say hi and click please Earth Spirit Soul and we also have a face book group you can join to chat in private We welcome anyone that wishes to join. This is a free thinking group to talk about Energy healing / psychic / spiritual / Wicca / Reiki topics and much more. To talk freely without judgement. This is a place to learn from each other and share what we know, to help each other Click here and also a group for Free Medium, Oracle, Tarot, Psychic, Past Life Readings Click here 

Something a bit different Sew'd-up


We want to pretty your life up or quirk it up, shopping bags, handbags, quirky fabrics & styles,

Handmade, Homemade, Lovingly Made, with a touch of fun.
I like things a bit different, I love finding unusual fabrics & trying to make things off the cuff, not many patterns used on any of these items! I am influenced by my music & dress style, Rockabilly & will try to make 95% of stuff once! If it works Ill make again, but I try to make them all slightly different, can do 1 off of styles of bags...See more
Handmade, Homemade, Lovingly Made, ask don't be shy, if I can make it I will if I cant Ill see if I know someone who can :) Do you have your own fabric or outfit you want made into a bag to keep? I'll work with you to use it to your choice :)
SewdUp Face book page

2nd Ebook on Amazon Kindle Psychic Develoment

Our 2nd Ebook on Amazon Kindle Psychic Development buy it at and
Earth Spirit Soul Learning Center shares tips on developing psychic development using meditation, sensing energies, and mediumship

On Amazon Kindle Edition Connecting With Spirit Guides

Very happy to say our ebook is now in Amazon Kindle Edition Connecting With Spirit Guides Click here for and Click here for

This book answers common Spirit Guide questions and provides easy methods to contact your Spirit Guides.

New Ebook by Earth Spirit Soul

Connecting with spirit guides by Earth Spirit Soul Ebook is now available for a number of formats from for $2.99

Free Medium, Oracle, Tarot, Psychic Readings

Free Medium, Oracle, Tarot, Psychic Readings facebook group, a new group started to offer this for people wanting a reading, people wanting to give readings, for both that have done it for years and for others just starting out and would like to practice Click Here 

Energy Healing vs. Reiki

People often say they have been doing energy healing for years before they ever heard of Reiki. I have no doubt this is true. I myself did the same. And it was exactly as stated, "energy healing" not Reiki. Energy healing comes in many many forms. Reiki is a style of energy healing but not all energy healing is Reiki.

It is my belief that no style of energy healing, whether Reiki or otherwise, is necessarily "better" than another. However, individuals may be drawn more to a particular style of energy healing and find they are better at one style than another. Therefore, it is up to each individual to find the style of energy healing that fits them.

The practice of Reiki is a "choice," not a necessity. Those who do choose the path of Reiki find it very rewarding. For many it is a spiritual path as well as a healing system.

Bright Blessings


For more our our Reiki course, visit Earth Spirit Soul Learning Center

Why are Reiki Attunements necessary?

It is quite common to be asked "why are Reiki Attunements necessary". Here is my attempt to answer that question.

Initially, one was "initiated" into Reiki, not "attuned."  This initiation was called "reiju" in Japanese. Such initiations were in keeping with Asian spiritual practices which are steeped in traditions. In fact, Usui offered reiju each time his students gathered to practice.  "Initiation" means -- a beginning.  In the instance of Reiki, it was the beginning of practicing Reiki at a particular level or a particular session. So basically you were initiated into practice -- not the energy.

However, the word "attunement" was put into use sometime after the death of Hawayo Takata in 1980. It was felt that "initiation" into practice was too ambiguous.  Practitioners were encouraged to think of Reiki as a particular "vibration" of energy to which the students were being attuned.  Attunements became the norm throughout the Reiki community. The attunment process opens the crown, heart, and palm chakras and creates a special link between the student and the Reiki source.

Once new practitioners of Reiki are attuned, the responsibility of a Reiki Master is to teach students "how" to practice Reiki, to inspire them to practice daily self-treatment, and to give them the confidence that they actually can practice successfully. It is through the actual "doing" that students develop the ability to practice Reki and gain confidence in their ability to do so. Nothing any Reiki Master can say or do will develop the ability for others to practice Reiki the way actual practice does. An attunement, workshop or reading materials has little value if the student doesn't actually utilize the Reiki energy.

Aromatherapy on the go....

I have seen these wonderful little metal pill canisters at the drug stores and I have happened on an excellent use for them. I use them to carry cotton balls with a dab of essential oil on them. When I need a quick aromatherapy fix, I open the little container and take a nice deep whiff. Here are a few of my favorite aromatherapy swabs on the go:

Peppermint - boost mood, reduce fatigue, opens sinuses, helps with cold congestion

Tangerine - calming, reduces stress and anxiety

Grapefruit - fights depression and elevates mood

Lavender - relieves stress, reduces anxiety and lifts depression

Patchouli - invigorating, clears the mind, improves mental alertness, combats depression and anxiety and increases energy

I often times mix Patchouli with Grapefruit and wear it as a scent dabbed at my pulse points behind ears and on wrists. And I'm sure you noticed that most of these deal with calming, de-stressing and elevating mood. That's because I work in a fast paced, high stress, legal environment so these mini pick me ups are blessings on a regular basis.

As with all things, be sure to research these yourself and become well versed in warnings and interactions with illnesses and/or medications.

Bright Blessings,

Past Life Reading

Myself and Rayven today jumped on Skype posted in the Earth Spirit Soul FaceBook group our Id for those that didn't already have it and invited them on to chat with us. Have to say it was a great fun talking and ended up with everyone getting a past life reading which we all enjoyed, looking forward to the next session and see what we do next time.

So keep an eye out for our next Skype session as we can have up to 24 on Skype.

Sol and Rayven 

Sensing your Spirit Guide (video)

Here is a short video on how to sense your Spirit Guide. Enjoy!

Namaste and Bright Blessings!
Sol and Rayven

Become a Reiki Master/Teacher - No Large Fees

New Samples of Oracle Deck by Rayven Michaels

Here is an update on the oracle deck I am creating. These are still roughs and need some tweaking but its getting closer. Next on the list is to come up with a name for the deck....

Bright Blessings,

Sifting through old baggage

Sometimes in the heat of the moment things get pretty intense. Earlier in the year I had a very awkward and painful separation from a friend. At the time it was quite an unexpected gut punch. It's weird but there is a grieving process after things like that much the same as with a death or divorce. So, it has taken me a bit of time to sort through the old baggage and be at peace with it all. The turn out is what it is, there is no changing that. But I can now review it, think on it and let it go. It is no longer emotionally charged and painful for me. It is like blowing away mental cobwebs and having clear sight again. I wish all of you that same peace and clarity with whatever you may be grappling with in your lives.

Bright Blessings,

Another new Oracle Card - Dreams

I really enjoyed making this card. As you noticed I have gone with sort of a psychedelic feel for the background. The dandelions were a little tough to put on because their little white tufts got lost in the mix so I had to enhance them a bit with shadow so that the white stood out. Somehow the symbolism of blowing the seeds of a dandelion on the wind and make a wish just seemed the perfect representation for this Dream card. I did get a critique though saying that the backgrounds were too similar and that each card needed a bit more individualized. So, I tried changing the tone on this one a bit.  The first card has yellow as a base. The second card has the same pink base as all the previous cards. Hmmmm. I do sort of like the yellow on this one.  However, I am thinking the critique meant a lot more change than just a base color. Looks like I have some more playing to do.

Bright Blessings

What is the best religion?

Wow, that is such a loaded question wouldn't you agree? Every person that reads that question will answer differently based on their personal path. I am Wiccan following a path I have named WiseCraft. Would I be so pretentious and arrogant to declare that my path was THE one. Absolutely no. But I will say there is only one true path. Sounds contradictory to what I just said doesn't it? But it truly isn't when you look at it like the Dali Lama does. Here is a quote attributed to him:

"What's the best religion?  Whatever makes you: 
     more compassionate,
     more sensible, 
     more detached, 
     more loving, 
     more humanitarian,
     more responsible,
     more ethical.

The religion that will do that for you is the best religion”

And I have to agree with him.  Everyone finds their own way to the best religion based on what makes them the best person. And under the framing of the Dala Lama's quote above, all paths lead to the same goal. I tip my hat to all those who seek in earnest. The world will truly be a better place when all people seek to be and become the best people they can be.

Oracle Card deck underway

I'm working on an oracle card deck -- something I have wanted to do for a good long time. There's no time like the present right? Here is a peek at a few of the cards.

Bright Blessings,

Lovely blooms in the back yard

Even when you live in the city, you can connect with nature. As I stepped out my back door today, the back yard was dotted with surprise lilies. I do love these so very much. At a time of year when everything else is dieing from the sweltering heat, these beauties pop up looking so fresh and full of life. Other pleasantries on my backyard walk about included some odd giant ball on a six foot stalk and a fallen branch that looked like antlers that I stuck in my fence as a tribute to the God of Nature. Also, one of the suprise lilies had fallen over from the wind and I noticed Mother Pecan Tree had tossed one of her branches nearby. With a quick adjustment, her branch provided the support that Suprise Lily needed to hold her head up high. Very sweet. Enjoy my pics.

Bright Blessings,

My Book "Bristow Spirits on Route 66" is now available in Amazon Kindle format!

My book Bristow Spirits on Route 66 is now available in Amazon Kindle format!

In 2009 I sat down and decided to type up all my ghost experiences and compiled them into a book.
Here is the blurb describing the book:

Every town has its share of ghost stories. This book is a collection of the author's favorite eye witness accounts and personally related tales of spirits on Route 66 in and around Bristow, Oklahoma.
Story topics include:
  • A lone cowboy walking eternity away at the stockyards
  • Spirit guardian at the Frisco Depot 
  • Haunted help at a gift shop
  • Ghost with a penchant for cleanliness
  • Vaporous attendant at gas station ruins
  • Sorrowful siren
  • Woman astral projects to give comfort
  • In time of need, one woman's voice speaks through another
  • A match made in heaven - my personal story in the Forward about the Angel that helped me meet my husband
Bright Blessings
~Rayven Michaels~

Take control of your life and LIVE it #earthspiritsoul

Realize it is YOUR life. Live how YOU want to. Let no one bring you down. Don't give people or things the power to affect you negatively. Find light in all things dark. Be happy no matter what!!

Bright Blessings,

Look Within

Buddha wasn't a Buddhist, Jesus wasn't a Christian. The great ones didn't create a religion, they just said to LOOK WITHIN. They recognized the truth that is always here, always present, but so easily forgotten. We are not able to see this because of a mind that is veiled by ignorance, hatred and greed. They also never called themselves great ones, that is what others have done. Look within.

Say what you want -- not what you don't want

It's all about attitude. Where attention goes, energy flows, so say what you "want" and not what you "don't" want.

Bright Blessings

Lammas Ritual and the Chirping Gerbil

Celebrated Lammas Ritual today. I know it was a bit early but I have a new granddaughter coming soon and daughter has stuff going on next weekend related to her coming so, to balance both events, Lammas celebration was held today.  The actual ritual was simple, and we had bread from the bakery and I had my tiny green shot cups for ale. My "ale" was supposed to be a choice of pure water or herbal tea. Well, if I'd read the labels carefully I would have realized that "sparkling" water meant it was carbonated. Think alkaselzer (plop fizz fizz, oh what a relief it is -- remember that commercial? is my age showing here?)  if you ever had one, and if you haven't, just think "nasty tasting".  So, lesson learned there. Also, I have a weirdness about drinking from a common cup so I came prepared in case others didn't have a personal cup. All went well and we had the most amazing drum circle afterwards. We were really blessed that the "music lady" showed up with instruments, songs and talent! It was so fun.  I did my best to sing when I knew the words and I couldn't help but laugh when the memory struck me that an old friend had chastised us once a few years ago for singing "so low" -- so low she couldn't hear us.  She said in our efforts to avoid sounding silly, we were sounding like a bunch of chirping gerbils. LOL  She told us to sing loud and proud, the Goddess don't care -- just be joyful!  So, I truly tried to apply myself today.  The results... I sounded like a LOUD and PROUD chirping gerbil. hahaha

Relax and enjoy the moment.

I am having a nice relaxing morning. Had a nice breakfast of French toast with hubby. Now I am sitting petting my dog.  I think a little incense and meditation would be perfect.

Always remember to relax and enjoy the moment.

Bright blessings,

If you could rid the world of one thing what would it be #ridworldofonething

This picture popped up in my newsfeed on Facebook and I was like wow! What one thing would I choose?... At the time I jokingly posted FLEAS because they are especially bad this year and have given my dog fits not to mention we have had to fight them inside and out.  I'm thinking "hate" would be a good thing to rid the world of.  What do you think? What would you choose and why?

Bright Blessings

Feel Emotions - They Are Natural

I have been watching a series on Netflix that has had me on an emotional roller coaster. I guess you could say that it is sappy to be caught up in a tear jerker. However, emotions are very natural and to deny them creates energy blockages. Sadly, it is easy to be "tough" and "suck it up" and "be strong" and all those catch phrases but the truth is, if we are sad and need to cry, or we are angry and need to yell, then we should do so. I'm not saying grovel and get locked into feeling sorry for yourself or go into a full out rage and smash things or be cruel to people with your anger, but do allow yourself to experience the emotion you are feeling even if you have to find a place alone to do so.  Emotions are types of energy and they need released. If we deny our emotions, we create energy blockages which in turn manifest into physical ailments over time. So, allow yourself to feel ALL emotions, not just joy and happiness, embrace sadness and anger also.

Stay energetically healthy - cry when you need to, laugh, yell, scream, be angry, be happy, recognize worries, examine them, rationalize them and then set them free. Experience your emotions but don't stay emotional.

Shedding a tear and moving on, after all it is just a movie, but it moved me to tears, so I cried and I am not ashamed. And I feel better now. I am human and that is good.

Bright Blessings,

Some Thoughts

Lots of people seeking knowledge, the thing is they don't know/understand what it is they are looking for. If they find it they sometimes don't even know they have.  Always seeking but never looking within and finding the answers that lie there. We want to know more, but do we even truly know why we want to know more?

Until we understand and accept what we have and what is within, how can we fully understand more. We seek outside for more knowledge, for more understanding and leave looking inside at ourselves.  We seek happiness yet we do not allow ourselves happiness, we think by buying things this makes us happy.  In the short term it might give you a little fix yes, but in the long term you will need to get that fix again. 

Inside of you is the control to you make your life how you want it, if you allow yourself to be happy you will, it is really that simple.  Some say but that isn't easy to do, i have all these things going on, stress and worries, yes everyone has nowadays, but it is also you that allow yourself to feel stress and worry. No one else made you feel stress, you allowed yourself to feel it.  Accept and allow yourself to be the way you want to be.



Facebook Group

Just a quick post to say we have now made a facebook group to go along with what we are doing, this group is closed so it will remain private for people to talk freely and say what they wish without judgement. Anyone is welcome to join, Click Here

Past / Present / Future

I've done a lot of road tripping the past week going to doctor appointments with my infant grandson and then bringing him to stay with me a couple of days. Driving always gives me time to get into my head and sort things through -- the active thought meditation I described in an earlier post. This time around I got to thinking about my life habits and my weaknesses.  I realized that my biggest struggle through the entire arc of my life (which spans over half a century - WOW!) is one of "security". And what that all boils down to is money issues and relationship issues. This realization put me on course to poke around in some scary corners of my mind where I had sent things to live that I didn't ever want to revisit. But guess what came out to play? Yep. It was like opening Fred Flintstone's closet and everything came tumbling out.  It was quite an emotional roller coaster as I sifted through old issues that I had poked away rather than face. I realized I had a lot of repressed guilt and shame. As with a lot of people, there are things from my past that are incongruous with my present and made me feel hypocritical in some ways. Needless to say, it left me feeling a bit emotionally raw.

Today I had a good long chat with a friend and he pointed out some really great things. Not all things from the past have to be told, the past is fixed and cannot be changed, and the past is what has shaped us to be the people we are today. So, rather than suppress the past, examine it for what it is and embrace it -- use it for the purpose that it is meant to serve -- recognize that the past has shaped the person that you are today, right now in this moment.  Everything behind you got you where you are now.  From here, you can review the past, assess it, and then take that information to make decisions now and going forward.

So the bottom line is, the past shapes the now and the now will shape your future. Learn from where you have been and use it to charter where you are going.

And one more thing that I learned: you should be as kind and loving and forgiving to yourself as you would be to anyone else in your life. You deserve it.

Bright Blessings,

Energy Healing

I healed in the spiritualist church for along time and  i found out it was the same healing as reiki, but the difference being, we didn't use symbols and didn't need any attunements to become a master as that is just a title, do we really need titles to validate ourselves.

I enjoyed my time at the church but it wasn't for me, so i left and went my own way. So i decided to learn Reiki myself and become a reiki master/teacher, still people hung up on titles, not sure why titles seem so important to people, as said above the only real difference is the use of symbols, these symbols are nothing more than a way to give you focus, they hold no power themselves unless you believe them to have power, so it is not necessary to use them in order to heal someone.  You will find the healing will be done without them.

We would take a few moments to ourselves, around 5-10 minutes to sit quiet and calm our minds and ask for the healing energy to be allowed to come through us and to heal those that wanted to accept it, if you wanted we would ask our guides to help us with the flow of energy, say a prayer as you heal to help you focus the energy, it is for all religions and anyone to use and to adapt.  For some visualizing the energy coming from their body and down out their hands also helps, there is no right are wrong way to do this, the energy will find its way, it is what feels right for you
When healing i did not think about it, i would feel it and let it come naturally from me to the person receiving the healing, the energy will flow itself you do not need to think and try to push it onto any given spot.  Just calm your mind and give with love, compassion and feeling.

In this you are calling upon the energy what is within, around and in the universe to assist you. It is about caring, compassion, love and feeling, healing from your heart and meaning it. Passing on the energy to others to help relax and heal them.

Reiki isn't better than other healing styles, they are all the same really, some might disagree but if you think about it, they all use energy to heal (same energy as well), so they are all the same, just done in a different way, so what is the right/best way to do energy healing, the best way is what feels right to you.

The intent to heal.



New Instant Chat Room on Forum

We are happy to tell everyone that a new instant chat room has been added to the forums, it has a lot of options, talk on topics/just chat make rooms for private readings/healing and so on.

Problems, worry?

It is good to listen to friends when they have problems, but sometimes it can drain you.  Also when you tell them something they just refuse to hear the truth and keep doing the same old thing and falling into the same trap.  So what should you do, nothing is the answer, they need to learn for themselves.  You can be there to hold someones hand all the way as they can not learn from that, advise is good but sometimes they just don't want to hear/see it.

Sometimes you just have to say, ok enough, not talking about this anymore. Walk away its not a bad thing to do, you also have to look after yourself, you can't allow someone to drag you down and the only way someone can, is if you allow them to. Like stress, the only way you will feel stress is if you allow yourself to feel stress, it is that simple, you have the control over yourself, no one else does, the situation doesn't affect you, you affect yourself.

It can take a bit of time to realize this, you control yourself and what you allow yourself to feel you will feel.  Sometimes its not so easy i admit, if my son/daughter hurts themselves i worry,  who wouldn't.  That is not the type of worry i am talking about.

I would like to say more on this and i will another time, but for now have a great day all.

You are in control of yourself.



How do you cleanse yourself of negative energy?

As with a lot of things, there are many ways to do the same things. How I cleanse negative energy depends on the circumstances. For many years, when I found myself in extremely stressful and upsetting circumstances at work, I would excuse myself and go the to restroom. Once there, I would physically wash my hands under cold water and visualize all the terrible yucky stuff going down the drain. Then I would dry my hands and sometimes blot my face with the damp hand towels. It was always an amazing refreshing technique that helped me push through the rest of the day.

I also love to do the shower cleansing where while literally in the shower, I visualize the water rinsing every bit of negative icky uggy yucky energy clinging to be being sprayed off and washed down the drain. And

Time to Myself

I was asked what is something i really enjoy spending my time doing, but not to include my children, something i do.  I thought about it, not much haha, i really enjoy meditating.  Meditation is something you can do anytime, anyplace, anywhere, you don't have to be in some strange position.  You could be at work, sorting a math equation out and still meditate.

Some people think you can only meditate if you are in a deep breathing, sitting position, not true at all. Anyone can mediate at any time they wish and if you are new to meditating this is a good thing, for someone new to jump into an hour of sitting and trying to let your mind go isn't really the best thing to do.  Just start small and build up, your not going to be a Zen Master over night :)



Fresh Smell of Laundry on the Line

In between working on adding new things to the forum and working on new classes, I did some laundry today. As weird as it sounds, doing laundry is very relaxing to me.  Since I moved into my house a year ago, I haven't sprung for wiring to hook up the dryer. It was summer time then and hotter than hot so I just strung up a rope clothes line and hung things out to dry. I LOVED it! There is something about gathering up a basket of wet clothes and heading out the back door to hang them on the line. Call me weird but I love that fresh wet smell. And then taking it all down after it dries is great too.  I like that stiff feel. You would think I would consider them too stiff and scratchy but they really aren't.

So, I have had a wonderful day bouncing back and forth between working on the computer, watching chic flicks on Netflix and doing laundry. Life is good.

Bright Blessings,

Morning out

Sitting in a room this morning with five other people filling out paper work before doing a small literacy test and the amount of paper work involved was silly to say the least, having to repeat what you said in each one and sign this and that over and over, couldn't help thinking this is a pure waste of paper and to top it all off, once you are done you sign for them to destroy what you have just spent a few hours filling out. I asked them, surly there must be another way to do this, all I got back was don’t shoot the messenger we do it cause we have to, so you do as well.
What a waste of time, energy and paper work,  still don’t understand why you need to fill it all out if its getting destroyed once its over, just doesn't make sense to me.  Maybe I am wrong.

While sitting I was able to just let my mind wonder and relax.  Calmed my mind and had a good day. Doesn't matter what you do, you can always relax and calm yourself, you are in control of yourself. I am happy that i'm the type of person that doesn't let very much bother them, after all life is short, so why worry about something.



Active Thought Meditation #earthspiritsoul

So often the purpose of meditation is to still the mind, to let go of all thoughts. To let any thoughts that occur drift away without giving them attention.  There are very good reasons for that type of meditation. It trains the mind so that we become aware of the creation of thoughts.

However, in this meditation I do the total opposite. I actually focus on my thoughts. As one appears, I pull it to me, examine it, explore it. I begin dialogue with myself and ask myself about the thought. Why do I think it? Then I explore the thought from all possible angles.  Is it something that needs a solution? Or is it just a

Ghost, Gust or Goof? What do you see in these photos?

There was a time when I worked as a Chamber Director for a small rural town in Oklahoma.  During that time, I sought to increase tourism opportunities for the town.  Since the town was along the famous Route 66, it occurred to me that the ruins of an old gas station could be converted into an outdoor museum type stop and have some nice billboards put up that you stick your head through and take a photo.  With my brain whirling with possibilities, I went to the site to take photos for a presentation in hopes of getting the site donated for the purpose and to obtain funding. With camera in hand, I embarked on a quick photo spree on my way to work.  It was two days later before I uploaded and reviewed the photos. And what I surprise I got!!!

A curious mist appeared in several shots. Was it a gust of my frosty breath on a cold morning captured by

Question Everything

If someone says they know everything, will you just take what they say as truth? Why should you, the best approach is to question everything, why just believe something/someone.  A good teacher/mentor will be more than happy for you to question what is said and will want you to think for yourself, they wont want you to think the way they do.
They will want you to be better than them, do not follow blindly.
Don't listen to me, don't listen to others, first listen to yourself, you will know what is true.
Open your eyes and think/feel for yourself.



Energy Healing

I have done energy healing now for many years now, i find it relaxing, calming for both myself and the person receiving it.  Some come to rid stress and worries, others just to relax and have that me time to switch off for a little while.  It is a good thing to have a little me time, everyone should try and do that if they can.  I know people have very busy lives, but its only busy if you allow it to be, you control what happens so you can give yourself time if you want.

When doing the energy healing it is only right to ask the person if they are comfortable with you placing your hands on them, as you don't need to so its good to tell them about what is going on and what options you have available. Some don't like the relaxing music, that is one thing i have been asked about, when meditating do you have to listen to meditation music?  no you don't, you don't have to listen to anything, infact you can meditate to anything you want and at anytime.  Its about what is right for you.

Who is Rayven Michaels?

This question gets asked a lot -- who exactly is Rayven Michaels. The question for me then, is how much to tell? What is relevant to the asker? Well, since this is a blog with diverse readers, there is no simple answer to that. So, here is the full answer, hopefully it will provide answers to all. Do please know that I am not big on name dropping so even though you will see some big names in some of my "lineage" please do not let it color your views of me.  I am still simply me. ;0)

About Rayven Michaels:

The short version: Rayven Michaels is co-owner of Earth Spirit Soul Learning Center with Sol of the U.K. She is a Psychic, Intuitive Advisor, Energy Healer, Dream Interpreter, Oracle Card Reader, Akashic Records Consultant, Clergy, WiseCraft Wicca Teacher and Jewelry Artisan.  For a time she worked as an advisor for a psychic network and currently does private psychic readings.

Now for the longer version and I do sincerely hope this isn't deemed as "puffing myself up." It is just my attempt to sincerely answer the question that has been asked. So, here it goes....

The Path of a Seeker of Knowledge

The Path of a Seeker of Knowledge

By Odin Nightowl

Everyone has a path in life even if they don’t know they do. Some of us strive to be stronger, some smarter, and some simply a better understanding of the world around us. A seeker of knowledge is the path I walk. A seeker of knowledge is simply someone who wants to know the Who, Where, What, When, Why, and How of everything. Gathering knowledge leads to a better understanding of the world. There is no end to learning. Once the seeker has gained sufficient knowledge, they will make wondrous teachers. “The passing of knowledge has been a tradition and natural instinct since the beginning of time. From simple acts of a mother animal teaching her young to survive in the wild to a professor, mentor, or shaman passing their knowledge, wisdom, and abilities onto a younger generation of individuals.” These things include secrets of the universe, the great arts, mathematics, etc. All the way down to simple information about herbs and basic healing.

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Energy Healing Vigil to Help a Tree

Greetings All!

I have a beautiful Pecan tree in my yard that is estimated to be about 150+ years old.  It was one of the attractions of buying my house a year ago.  We saw at the time of purchase that she had some damage to her trunk but we had no idea the extent of her pain and illness.  Not long after we bought the house, high winds came and a HUGE branch dropped off the tree and landed partially on the roof.  I'm happy to say that the damage was minimal to the roof. However, this lead to the discovery of the extent of the injury our beloved tree is suffering from.  She has bark separation which we now know means that it diminishes her abilities to sustain herself since it is through the membranes under the bark that carry nutrients to the upper portion of the tree.  Long story short, our beloved mighty Pecan tree has been diagnosed as dying and dangerous and has been recommended to be cut down.  This has caused me tremendous grief and I have cried and cried for this tree. So, now I put out a plea to all the healers, please help by sending loving energy to this tree either so that it may be healed and manage to sustain itself or so that it's spirit can release and know that it was loved and cared for and that its passing was noticed.

Bright Blessings
~Rayven Michaels~

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What is Wicca

What is Wicca

Wicca (English pronunciation: /ˈwɪkə/) is a modern pagan, witchcraft religion. It was developed in England during the first half of the 20th century and it was introduced to the public in 1954 by Gerald Gardner, a retired British civil servant. It draws upon a diverse set of ancient pagan and 20th century hermetic motifs for its theological structure and ritual practice.
Wicca is a diverse religion with no central authority or figure defining it. It is divided into various lineages and denominations, referred to as "traditions", each with its own organisational structure and level of centralisation. Due to its decentralized nature, there is some disagreement over what actually constitutes Wicca. Some traditions, collectively referred to as British Traditional Wicca, strictly follow the initiatory lineage of Gardner and consider the term "Wicca" to apply only to such lineaged traditions, while other eclectic traditions do not.
Wicca is typically duotheistic, worshipping a god and goddess traditionally viewed as a mother goddess and horned god. These two deities are often viewed as facets of a greater pantheistic godhead. However, beliefs range from "hard" polytheism to even monotheism. Wiccan celebration follows approximately eight seasonally based festivals known as Sabbats. An unattributed statement known as the Wiccan Rede is the traditional basis of Wiccan morality. Wicca involves the ritual practice of magic.

The term "Wicca" first achieved widespread acceptance when referring to the religion in the 1960s and 70s. Prior to that, the term "Witchcraft" had been more widely used. Whilst being based upon the Old English word wicca, a masculine term for sorcerers, the actual individual who coined the capitalised term "Wicca" is unknown, though it has been speculated that it was Charles Cardell, who certainly used the term "Wiccen" during the 1950s.

Reiki and Energy Healing

Reiki and Energy Healing

Reiki is a Japanese form of complementary or alternative medicine developed (or rediscovered) during the latter half of the 19th century.

Reiki (霊気/ˈreɪkiː/) is a spiritual practice developed in 1922 by Japanese Buddhist Mikao Usui, which has since been adapted by various teachers of varying traditions. It uses a technique commonly called palm healing or hands on healing as a form of alternative medicine and is sometimes classified as oriental medicine by some professional medical bodies. 

Through the use of this technique, practitioners believe that they are transferring universal energy (i.e., reiki) in the form of qi (Japanese: ki) through the palms, which they believe allows for self-healing and a state of equilibrium.

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