Why Do Our Pets Bring Us Presents?

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Animal Lovers,

Have you ever noticed how our feline and/or canine companions feel the need every now and then to share their ‘finds?’ Whether they be intentional or the kind that attaches to Rover or Fluffy on their outdoor adventures and refuses to fall off before they re-enter the dwelling. Either way, the same applies—there is a message. We may not understand the code in that moment but in due time relevance will unfold. There is a reason for everything and when we want to know why, we will open our minds to all possibilities.

So expand those brainwaves and allow yourself to examine the hidden meaning behind what things our furry housemates are determined to bring indoors.

I have been a lover of animals since birth. Pets have played a major part in my life and at my age there have been a plethora—you name it from cows, horses, dogs, cats, rabbits and even a chicken. I am grateful for every connection made and the bonds that followed.

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Over the years I have received many messages and learned valuable lessons from my animal friends. The animal kingdom provides us an endless source for knowledge if we are willing to vibrate on their frequency.

Open your mind

Abandon verbal communication

Tune into the silence

Adjust your senses to compensate

Widen your eyes

Heighten your awareness

Tap into their energy

Embrace any emotions and feelings

Deeply connect

Absorb and gather

Decode information

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What does it mean when Fido digs up the dozen newly-planted Azalea bushes from the backyard and brings them all through the doggy door into your sunroom?

What about when your dog decides that this is not enough so they violently shake and wrestle with each Azalea until the soil is evenly distributed on the floor and furniture?

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What message is conveyed when your kitty darts past you with something in its mouth?

You chase the cat only to realize it’s a bird. Struggle ensues and you are successful in freeing the captured. As you scoop up the cat, the bird gets up and starts flying throughout the house. After two days and two sleepless nights of trying to coax it out, it finally exits.

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Just last week one of my four Papillon dogs managed to maneuver a dead mouse onto my Oriental carpet.

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What about if you are snuggling and stroking your pet when you suddenly see a large spider, very much alive, tangled in their fur?

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How you view these incidents is entirely up to you. Do you consider the experience to be of notable value or just an unfortunate occurrence? However you choose to perceive and process these unexpected tidings from your pet, I leave it to your own personal discretion.

All I ask is that you remain mindful to the undertone of a message. It happened for a reason which may not be crystal clear in the moment but most likely will materialize over time.

Ultimately remember these gifts are bestowed with love whether they be ‘presents’ or ‘predictions’ for the future.

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About the Author

Kaylee is a co-founder of Mind Body Spiritual Awareness. She has been mindfully aware of and practicing her psychic abilities since she was a child. Led by her spirit guides, Kaylee has obtained a vast wealth of knowledge and experience with the ethereal realm and alternative modalities of energy healing.


Narcissist and A-hole – Are They One In the Same?

Original Post Date: May 02, 2015

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Are people consciously aware that they are acting like total a-holes or is it an automatic response? Are these individuals oblivious to how they are being perceived? Are they so caught up in their own thoughts, feelings and emotions that they are completely unaware of how other humans view and react to their words and actions? A self-absorbed unenlightened mindset to life’s challenges seems to be the underlying factor. If you are consumed with self, how could you consider anyone else?


People with this mentality seem to think it is all about them. What they need, what they want, what is in it for them. They could truly care less about me, you or anyone else. As long as they end up on top of the heap, smelling like a rose. They would not be affected by how many of our corpses they had to step on and climb over to get there.

I assess this as assholic behavior and I would define it as misguided and delusional.

Are these individuals so self-absorbed with their own lives that they do not stop to consider that they inhabit this planet with approximately seven billion other people?


Could these souls be deemed as narcissistic?

A narcissistic personality disorder is a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance, a deep need for admiration and a lack of empathy for others. People with this disorder often believe they are of primary importance in everybody’s life or to anyone they meet. A personality disorder is an enduring pattern of inner experience and behavior that deviates from the norm of the individual’s culture.

Because narcissism seems to be a pervasive problem in today’s society, there must be a key component that is influencing its rapid spread. Perhaps we should investigate possible sources of narcissism such as our air and water quality (haha)…not just our upbringing. Childhood influences may not be the only factors that cause someone to become narcissistic.


A narcissist is excessively preoccupied with personal adequacy, power, prestige and vanity. They are mentally unable to see the destructive damage they cause to themselves and others. These individuals believe the world revolves around them. They exhibit arrogant behaviors and have a lack of empathy for others. Narcissists pay attention only to themselves and the things that affect them personally. They require excessive praise and compliments. If they are not worshiped they react with hurt and rage. Criticism is NOT a word in their vocabulary.

Have you ever confronted this type of personality?


They will contradict themselves and the facts. They will flip a script on you. They will say you are lying and crazy. You will waste your time and breath trying to reason with someone who is void of empathy. They tune you out. They do not choose to hear you because other people’s feelings are of no consequence to them. One who holds narcissism in their heart, holds fantasy in their brain.

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It does not matter how gently you broach the fact that this type of behavior does have its consequences. A true narcissist will say and do anything for self-justification. They cannot and will not see they have a problem. It is always someone else who has the problem and needs to change. They are perfect and superior. A narcissist feels entitled to whatever they can take. They also feel entitled to exploit other people with no awareness regarding repercussions. They have a dismissive attitude toward other people’s feelings, concerns and property. They are completely disconnected with reality, and as such they inaccurately interpret other people’s words and actions. They believe they are liked and respected despite their history of exploitative personal interactions.


Narcissists tend to be unwilling rather than unable to change their character. This is a behavioral pattern that can be unlearned if first one is willing to recognize that they portray these characteristics of this disorder. The core feature is antagonism. Narcissists have a grandiose, attention-seeking and callousness which puts these individuals at odds with other people. Narcissists expect automatic compliance, otherwise look out.


Consider these Narcissistic traits:
  • Lacks empathy
  • Has a grandiose sense of self-importance
  • A sense of entitlement
  • Is interpersonally exploitative
  • Often envious of others
  • Requires excessive admiration
  • Shows arrogant behaviors and/or attitudes
  • Believes he or she is special
  • Preoccupied with fantasy

Now I ask you, is this just a bunch of psychobabble verbiage wrapped up in a convenient tidy term called “narcissism” or could we just use a layman’s phrase and call it what it really is, “what a self-centered asshole!” That is my diagnosis.

About the Author

Kaylee is a co-founder of Mind Body Spiritual Awareness. She has been mindfully aware of and practicing her psychic abilities since she was a child. Led by her spirit guides, Kaylee has obtained a vast wealth of knowledge and experience with the ethereal realm and alternative modalities of energy healing. Kaylee is a shamanic healer and New Age artist.

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Fairy Crosses

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The other day my friend asked me if I knew anything about fairy crosses. I had to Google that one. Once I searched for images, I realized that I had seen them before but never knew the correct terminology to describe them.

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What are Fairy Crosses?

Fairy crosses or fairy stones are actually staurolite—a combination of silica, iron and aluminum—which crystallize in twin form and appear as a cross-like structure.

The word ‘staurolite’ is derived from the Greek word stauros, which means cross (i.e. the name ‘fairy crosses’).fairy cross

I have always considered them to be a reminder and a miniature earthy brown version of the old rugged cross. The formations are typically one inch. This compact size makes them perfect to wear as jewelry. I have seen most people prefer to adorn them as necklaces but they can be mounted and worn on rings and bracelets.

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When I was younger, I remember seeing this man reach into his pocket to retrieve some change. In his hand I saw something different than nickels or dimes. I asked, “What’s that?” He told me that it was given to him by his mother and he never left home without it. He said that it had the power to protect him and no harm could come to him as long as he carried it. You got it, it was a fairy cross.

Upon research for this post, I found many theories and legends associated with these fantastical little crosses. Some scientists claim that the crystallized stones are more than 500 million years old and were formed when a meteorite broke apart upon entering earth’s atmosphere. Another theory stated that the reddish-brown crystals have been buried deep within the earth and have gradually over thousands of years made their way to the surface by seismic activity.

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Where Can You Find Fairy Crosses?

Upon further investigation it seems amazing that fairy crosses are found in only a few places in the southeastern United States. These locations seem to have a common theme: The Blue Ridge Mountains.

They have been found in the town of Blue Ridge in Fannin County, Georgia (staurolite is the official state mineral of Georgia), which has been referred to as the southern gateway to the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Many of the crosses displayed at the Cherokee County Historical Museum in Murphy, North Carolina were discovered in nearby Brasstown, North Carolina.

And one of the most popular destinations to search for these little lovelies is Fairy Stone State Park. It is a short drive from the Blue Ridge Parkway near the town of Stuart in Patrick County, Virginia.

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Variations of Legend

What I have found most fascinating about fairy crosses are all the versions of the mythical legend floating out there on a wing and a prayer.

It depends on who you are talking to and who told them to which story you might hear.

Some of the earliest European settlers in the Appalachian mountains claimed that at the time of Christ’s crucifixion, the angels wept. The angels’ tears crystallized and fell upon the Earth in the form of crosses. They were referred to as faith crosses.

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When the Native American Cherokees were forced off their homeland and evacuated onto the Trail of Tears, the crying shed over the loss of their land and lifestyle turned into these little crosses.

Long ago, the mountain fairies were happily dancing around a stream in celebration of spring in the Appalachians when a message was delivered by an elf informing the fairies of the crucifixion of Christ. The fairies began to weep and what fell to the ground were tiny stones in the shape of crosses.

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Powers of Fairy Crosses

Whatever story you come in contact with and choose to believe is certainly up for grabs. For as many tales as there are about the origin of fairy crosses, there has been little discrepancy about the miraculous powers of these natural phenomenon.

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There are three types to look for:

The Maltese Cross is a well-formed perfectly shaped cross. This particular one is the most difficult to find.

The St. Andrews cross, which has an angled line that forms the cross and

The Prismatic Cross, which is the most commonly found of the trio. It is a tad bit less than perfect, but still a cross.

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They are a gift from the divine.

Staurolite crystals shaped as crosses are said to ensure health and wealth. To protect those in possession of against accidents and illness. To ward off negativity and bad juu juu. Shield you from intentional harm brought on by others (spells and curses).

They are considered good luck charms. They are said to provide the connection of the four elements—earth, air, fire and water.

They are thought to restore balance in your life and bring you closer to the source.

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Field Trip

If you are fortunate enough to uncover one of these beauties you will definitely have to clean it. Soak it overnight in some hot soapy water. You can heat some water, add a bit of baking soda and let it sit for 30 minutes. You may need a file and/or small knife to extract the caked outer layer. Once clean, submerge your cross in mineral oil to enhance its color.

May the charms of the Fairy stone make you blessed
Through the days of labor and the nights of rest
Wherever you stay, wherever you go
May the beautiful flowers of the good fairies grow.

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About the Author

Kaylee is a co-founder of Mind Body Spiritual Awareness. She has been mindfully aware of and practicing her psychic abilities since she was a child. Led by her spirit guides, Kaylee has obtained a vast wealth of knowledge and experience with the ethereal realm and alternative modalities of energy healing. Kaylee is a shamanic healer and New Age artist.

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Spiritual Doesn’t Mean Spineless

spiritual doesn't mean spineless

Spirituality 101

Spirituality is a quest to uncover and fulfill one’s true purpose while being aware of the connection of all things in the universe.


It involves the belief that spiritual truth, or ultimate reality can be attained through contemplation, insight, wisdom and intuition.

Spirituality is also a pursuit of personal development—balance and wellness of mind, body, spirit and life—and it encourages the sharing of this knowledge with others.

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There are many misconceptions about spirituality.

Somehow people get it twisted that when one chooses a peaceful path that it is blanketed with rose petals. That it is smooth sailing with no bumps in the road. Sorry to those who possess those thoughts.

Spiritual doesn’t mean spineless. On the contrary, living spiritually requires substantial amounts of strength and determination to stand strong in your convictions and live your truth.

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“I am Spiritual”

Spirituality is a lifestyle. It involves a constant commitment to an ascended state of being. It is not merely an empty claim that should be uttered for convenience. Plenty of energy goes into remaining in that Zen place of mind.

Holding steadfast to your beliefs when stone-throwers and unpleasantries are being cast in your direction isn’t a cake walk.

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What Did They Just Say?!

It is during these experiences when extending enlightenment can be challenging. We are human beings created to have a human experience in this lifetime.

There have been moments when I have equated spirituality to sainthood.

It has been difficult in certain instances to bite my lip and send blessings in the direction of someone doing me wrong, whether it be a momentary slight or an ongoing full-blown attack at my character.

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Choosing How You React

Turning the other cheek to the ignorant individuals is not a weak move.

I have had to muster every bit of power within myself not to snap and react to what is coming at me. To rise above the misguided perceptions of others and let it go.

Of course I would be lying if I said these unfortunate interactions do not bother me. They scratch my surface for sure. I am human and as such I have emotions coursing through my being the same as anyone else.

How I choose to react to those feelings is where my spiritual essence is able to shine through. This is where my awareness kicks in and I have been able to catch myself from being part of the problem and releasing the wrath.


Walking Away Isn’t Weak

Not my place. Not my duty. I release that act of retaliation. I forgo vengeance and all that it entails knowing that karma can do a much better job than I ever could.

The universal powers that be are absolutely equipped to disperse the karmic vibrations of “return to sender.”

how people treat you is their karma

The laws of attraction have been implemented since creation and these laws are finely tuned and accurate all on their own.

My spiritual journey has taught me to look beyond myself and observe the infinite from beyond my limited realm.

These are not the whimsical wishes of a weak and spineless creature. I can assure you.

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When You Know Better, You Do Better

This knowledge is factual, practical and all-encompassing.

If you are able to immerse yourself in a spiritual lifestyle: breathe it, say it, live it. The reality is you will become a better you.

So the next time you feel so inclined to make an assumption that those tree-huggers are just a bunch of granola-munching pacifists living a carefree hippy existence, think again.


Some days are much more challenging than others and certain unenlightened individuals would give the Buddha a run for his money.

Having just said that, I’m here to tell you that if you witness me publicly hugging a tree, you better believe there was an immediate need to release a burden and restore my Zen state of mind.

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Living spiritually guides me to one of mother nature’s most grounded creations rather than counterproductively cussing an ignoramus’ soul to hell in a handbasket.

About the Author

Kaylee is a co-founder of Mind Body Spiritual Awareness. She has been mindfully aware of and practicing her psychic abilities since she was a child. Led by her spirit guides, Kaylee has obtained a vast wealth of knowledge and experience with the ethereal realm and alternative modalities of energy healing. Kaylee is a shamanic healer and New Age artist.

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Mastering the Law of Attraction: How to Manifest More With Your Mind

Are you Aware that Every Thought, Mental Image and Statement you Project Becomes your Future?

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Your mind is your most powerful ally—when it is functioning properly, at full potential and directed toward the greater good. But when the mind is cluttered, confused and led astray it becomes the main contributing factor in failure to achieve what you really want.

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Your Thoughts Create Your Reality

Your thoughts transfer into your inner dialogue—what you think, believe and say to yourself—and your inner dialogue determines what people, places and things you will attract. This is the “Law of Attraction” and it has been accumulating scientific support for years.

Recent studies have shown the strongest evidence for the idea that your mind can manifest your reality comes from the concept of mirror neurons (when someone near you feels fear, you also feel fear; consequently when they feel happy, you also feel happy). The Law of Attraction has demonstrated favorable results under a different name (Broaden-and-Build theory) from psychology researchers at the University of North Carolina.

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What you put out into the universe comes back to you.

As you progress in your spiritual journey through life you will become aware that your soul wishes to evolve to higher realms of energy. To make this shift possible you must be consciously cognizant of your thoughts. You will want to raise your thoughts to a frequency of pure love.

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Monitoring Your Mind

To do this you must begin by monitoring your own inner dialogue. Watch what you think and say to and about yourself. Are you thinking and speaking kindly and carefully?

Do you catch yourself often using negative dialogue such as,

“I can’t believe I just did that,”

“I am so stupid,”

“Why can’t I land a job like [insert name]?”

If you find that you are concentrating on what is wrong instead of what is going right and engaging in overcritical rhetoric and looking to find fault deep within, you must learn to switch this around.

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Learning to control your inner dialogue is crucial.

This would be the time to retrain the brain. Make your mind work for you instead of against you. Do not allow yourself to be ruled by random thoughts of detriment.

You can choose a thought process that nurtures your development. Your purpose is to unite your mind, body and soul. To effectively function optimally and create a focused vision for a bright future.

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Be Forgiving to Yourself

Do not be alarmed if you slip, because you will. Stay vigilant with your observations. If you start to batter yourself with a stream of thoughts directed toward mistakes you’ve made, gently redirect your level of thinking.

Extend forgiveness to yourself and remind your mind that there are no mistakes. You have had this experience because you needed valuable insight to learn a life lesson that was required for your ascension.


Replacing Negative Self-Talk With Positivity

This kind self-talk will raise your vibration. It will bring you back into the realm of mindful awareness.

When you know better, you will do better, especially with practice.

Reassuring inner dialogue will fuel your desire to continue on your chosen path.

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Look for words of encouragement—phrases that feed your soul and make you feel good.

Be generous with these positive phrases and affirmations such as,

I am worthy.
I am strong.
I feel peaceful.
I live in abundance.
I am happy.
I am wonderful.

If you find yourself not quite believing these phrases at first, start by repeating “I am doing the best I can at this moment” or “I am taking things one day at a time” until you are convinced and then work more positive phrases into your inner dialogue. Train your mind to constantly replace the self-deprecating with the life-affirming.

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We Are What We Think

An untrained mind leads to you living on an emotional roller coaster. Once you learn to calm the mental chatter, you clear an opening for a higher level of thought to come through.

This enlightened form of thought will transcend into the most powerful inner dialogue necessary to determine the direction of your dreams and to manifest a future filled with love and light.

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About the Author

Kaylee is a co-founder of Mind Body Spiritual Awareness. She has been mindfully aware of and practicing her psychic abilities since she was a child. Led by her spirit guides, Kaylee has obtained a vast wealth of knowledge and experience with the ethereal realm and alternative modalities of energy healing. Kaylee is a shamanic healer and New Age artist.

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