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For the last year, feathers have been a symbol I have looked for when I needed a sign. Once I even came upon a dumpster full of feathers and angel wings, but that is a story for another time.

Yesterday after a particularly stressful morning, I came upon a pink feather in a parking lot. It was such a message of hope, healing, and the presence of angels that I immediately felt loved and supported.

Later in the day, I was sitting at the kitchen table on my computer and heard a thud. I sat up immediately and saw a small yellow bird sitting on my deck, obviously stunned after hitting the door. While I was worried about him, I also saw that he had left two small yellow feathers. Soon after, he blinked a few times and flew away. Although I did not want any harm to come to this creature, I also thanked him for leaving me the gift of his yellow feathers.

The specific color of the feather you find also has great meaning. Here is a great website listing feather meanings.

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Some favorite tea-related Etsy finds…

How amazing is this? A perfect combination for tea and literature lovers during the Halloween season. Find it here.

Mmmm, make-your-own chai! Love this, find it here.

For any matcha lovers, this bowl is perfect! Find it here.

So cute! Find it here.

A unique and beautiful tea bowl. Find it here.

Okay, so I have a few things to add to my Amazon wishlist today : )

Enjoy!

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I love doing an oracle card reading for myself when I am facing a particular issue, or even when I just want to know the energy trends surrounding me. This morning after a peaceful meditation, I pulled cards from the Angel Answers deck by Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine.

IMG_0485The cards I got were: Big, happy Changes, It’s Up to You, Success, Helpful People, Yes, and Ask for Help from Others. When I pull cards for myself, I also believe that they are world energies. The cards in my reading also apply to anyone who might be reading this blog post.

Basically, have hope, you will be successful, ask for and accept the help that comes to you because nothing big is accomplished in isolation. And remember, it’s up to you! You have free will on this journey through life. What do you want most? What is your soul calling for you to do, be, or become? You can do it!

Happy Sunday Everyone!

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I have often written about journaling on this blog. However, I have recently transitioned to automatic writing for about 20 minutes every morning. This has allowed me to tap into a higher guidance system. Rather than writing about problems or fears I am having, I pose a question, connect with my higher self, and allow myself to write down the wisdom that comes to me. I have found this to be both empowering and healing, as it allows me to step out of my day-to-day story and into a higher perspective.

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This morning I sat in my meditation corner, listening to healing music, wrapped in a cozy blanket. I had trouble sleeping last night because a lot was on my mind. A project I am involved in is taking longer than I had hoped to get off the ground, and there is a lot up in the air. Instead of harping on this story, I wrote this:

What is the potential for you, if you were able to see the future as something that could be known–that there are many probable future destinations. You have the power to choose which outcome you would most like to see. The outcome you would like should be focused on solely for it to come into physical manifestation. You can draw pictures, create a vision board, and ask to see this for the highest good. When you think of how to serve others, your power increases significantly. It you were to focus on numbers and money, people would sense your fear and stay far away. But, when you focus on service and affirm that you will receive more than enough to meet your needs, all will be done in Divine Timing.

Much more empowering than a whiny journal entry about money!

If you happen to be in the area, I’m giving a workshop on Intuitive Journaling at Terraloka Wellness in Kent, CT on October 11th. Comment below if you’d like to join!

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It has been almost exactly a year since I last posted on SpiritualiTea. Although there have been many changes, my overall mission has remained the same: to offer a warm, safe space to explore spirituality (with tea).

What has been going on for me? Well, I became a life coach (yay!), began doing professional intuitive readings, left my job…more on that in a later post. I’m currently living life on my terms and have never felt happier, or more inspired! I began creating other blogs that I thought would perhaps express my new self, but in the end I’ve come back to SpiritualiTea as my home.

I’m excited to begin posting here again with a new voice and renewed passion.

There will be book suggestions, helpful resources, musings on my own spiritual life, and of course tea!

I also have a new feature: I will soon be venturing into the video podcasting world, and I hope to take you along with me! Each week I will post a new video providing an intuitive reading for the coming week’s energies. Grab a cup of tea and sit down with me on Sunday morning to find out what the week will bring for you.

Finally, I have two exciting offerings: the first is an online course that trains you to be a SpiritualiTea Facilitator in your community. Learn how to start a group, keep it going, gain members, find friends, and make a little extra money along the way!

Second, I am offering private intuitive readings by phone or Skype. I would love to get to know you and offer clear, accurate, empowering guidance on any challenges you are currently facing.

It feels good to be back.

Peace,
Shannon

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Over the last three months I have begun work on a book outline for adoption healing. My goal is to write about body, mind, and spirit healing for adoptees so that there is a focus on each crucial aspect of healing. Often books focus solely on the emotional aspects of adoption, but I would like to extend it to a more holistic perspective. I am including personal anecdotes, but would love to hear from others.

If you, or someone you know, is adopted and you would like to share your story with me, please email me at storiesofadoption@yahoo.com

Thank you!

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I have been considering the difference between pity versus compassion. Until recently, I thought that by feeling sadness for another person’s sorrows or problems meant that I was a compassionate person. If someone felt pain, I would often feel it for them and with them. I believe that this is a natural human tendency, to empathize. We can reach out and feel another’s pain because we too have suffered.

I now realize that compassion is much different from pity, and in fact much more beneficial. In a compassionate state, we do not acknowledge that the person we are considering has a problem, or is somehow “less-than.” If a person is suffering we should not look at that person as deficient in any way, or “feel bad” for them. We should, however, feel loving kinship toward another person’s journey in life because we too are traveling on our own journey, even if it appears to be incredibly difficult at times. Notice the energy that surrounds you as you think about someone with pity, and then when you think about someone with pure compassion. I tried this recently and it was a sensation I had never experienced. I had spent so much energy feeling pity that I had forgotten to acknowledge the sacredness of another person’s journey. Compassion allows you to hold loving thoughts for another’s path without judging it as good or bad.

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