My Spiritual Journey

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A psychic once told me that I was born under lucky stars. I would have to say that I agree. Not that my life has been easy, nor have I had everything handed to me, but I do believe I am lucky. I have experienced many things in this life, good and bad, and all of these experiences have shaped me into who I am today and I am okay with that.

A child of the late 60’s, 70’s, & 80’s. No. I wasn’t a hippie. I was much too young for that, but I swear some of the outfits my mom had me wearing say otherwise.

Growing up I was a sensitive child. I felt different from others. I recall thinking my family must all be aliens, because I didn’t feel like I fit in. How could they possibly be normal? Truth is, it was me that wasn’t normal, but I didn’t discover that way back when.

I wanted so badly to fit in with everyone at school. I wanted everyone to like me. I tried to be a chameleon to fit in, act in a manner that pleased people. But that never really worked, because eventually the real you wants to come out and you decide acting like you are something you are not isn’t being your authentic self.

I was a dancer for many years, because that is what my mom wanted. I played softball year after year because it pleased my parents. But what did I want? Well of course I thought I wanted to be a professional dancer and move to New York to become a Rockette! Turns out that isn’t really what I wanted and then I was left not really knowing what I did want because I was always told what I wanted.

My family is not religious, as a matter of fact, I don’t even think my mom believes in God. I would get invited to go to church with the neighbors, and I would go. I enjoyed Sunday school. However, when I decided I needed to read the bible so that I could better understand what religion was, I had more questions afterwards than before. I was confused and nothing made sense to me.

I didn’t go to college, because I didn’t know what I wanted to do. So instead I got a job. I got married at 20. Two kids and 12 years later I got my first computer. I then found Witchcraft. It was like I had finally found “home”, where I belonged, what felt so familiar. In 2000 I started teaching Witchcraft online, on a website I created myself. Then I started a Yahoo group to meet like-minded friends. I ended up leaving my first husband that year and he ended up using Witchcraft against me to try and take the kids away from me. It was a crazy time for me to say the least. My ex husband continued to harass me for the next 5 years. Why did I allow this to happen you ask? Because I had never learned to claim my personal power….heck I didn’t even know what personal power was.

Two years went by. During that time I tried my hand at being a phone psychic. It never felt right to me and there really wasn’t any money to be had doing it.

In 2002 I met my current husband and we married in 2005. During this time period I suffered depression and anxiety like I had never experienced in my life. It was extreme and I felt out of control. I searched online and diagnosed myself with borderline personality disorder, even though my therapist thought I was bipolar. The truth is I was neither. But I wouldn’t learn the truth until much later.

With my chronic depression I had put my spiritual journey on hold. I wasn’t reading my tarot, I wasn’t teaching, and I wasn’t learning either. I ended up doing whatever I could to escape my own reality. And what happens when you try and escape your own reality? You no longer move forward. You become blocked and frozen in time.

Hard times hit us in 2013 and we struggled to make ends meet. Even then I did not know how to get out of the struggle, and instead of living everyday in stress, I sank even further into fantasyland. Ten months later we hit rock bottom with no income, no place to live, and no plans in place.

I ended up getting very physically ill from all the stress. It was at that point that my survival self kicked in. Was I going to just accept my fate as it was? Hell no!

I began helping myself and when I decided to take these steps is when God, the Angels and Spirit stepped in to help. My intuition intensified. I was receiving signs from Spirit like never before. I was guided to Doreen Virtue. Changed my life! I mean I knew of her from her Oracle decks, but I had never followed her or knew anything about her…and I tell you, she changed my life!

I learned that I am an Empath. An Empath is someone who is capable of feeling the emotions of others, someone who takes on others energies as their own. Once I learned to shield myself of others energies, and not take them on as my own, I was able to differentiate my feelings from someone else’s. My mood swings stopped, my energy was higher, my headaches decreased, and I felt empowered. With this new knowledge, I no longer suffered from depression.

Another angel, an earth angel , guided me to start doing psychic readings online. I wasn’t sure about it, but what did I have to lose? To my surprise, I started bringing in a consistent income that helped us out tremendously!

Each and every day I grew more and more spiritual and more and more intuitive. I had found my personal power and I had re-discovered my spirituality in a whole new light. I was beginning to move forward once again, and I saw the light at the end of the tunnel.

I began to let walls down that I had thought were permanent. I opened myself up to new ideas and possibilities.

Another friend offered their time-line therapy services to help me. I began to see that helping myself, allowed God to open doors for me that were once closed. My path was illuminating right before my eyes. It was like everything that had been bottled up, blocked, closed off and forgotten…came back to me within an instant….times 100!

Within a short period of time, I began manifesting everything we needed and more!

It’s been another 2 years since then and I have to tell you that it’s been a journey that I would do all over again if I had to. And the reason is because it’s made me who I am right now. And I like who I am. I have embraced my life, and my gifts. And I have so much gratitude and love for God, my angels, my spirit guides, and my family and friends!

Life is what you make it!

You have the power to make it magickal!

I’m 49 years old and I feel like I’m starting a new journey down a path I’ve been waiting a very long time to find.

To new beginnings!

Shine on Star Souls!!! Your future is so bright you better go put your shades on.

2017 bring it on!

Brightest of Blessings,
~*~Shelley~*~

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The Power of Manifestation

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This past year and a half has been one of loss, struggle, challenges, stress, anxiety, health scares, sickness, and negativity…..however, it has also been one of light, love, happiness, awakening, enlightenment, spirituality, upgrades, wisdom, healing, health, positivity, prayer, self-discovery, growth, intuition, life-purpose and manifesting my desires, goals, and dreams.

I found strength in the middle of chaos, and light within the darkness. I chose not to allow my circumstances to define me. I chose to not give up. Instead what I discovered was I didn’t have to face my challenges alone. I discovered that even if no one else was there to help or support me…I had God (the universe, angels, spirit, etc) on my side and in my corner going to bat for me! All I had to realize was that yes, they were in deed there to lean upon…to release all my worries, stresses, doubts, fears, anxieties to. This God energy is available to all of us! All we have to do is have faith, believe, and ask for help!  They want to help us! They want to see us succeed! Once you have asked for help…you must then take action and do everything in your power to manifest your desires….then put it out of your mind, knowing that the universe is working in the background to make it happen! Ask, Believe, Receive!

Month by month, I have been seeing results…my situation has been improving. I healed myself naturally of Hypothyroidism, got my high blood pressure back down to normal, lowered my glucose blood sugar levels back to normal, lost weight (3 dress sizes), no longer suffer from anxiety or panic attacks, and so much more! All this within 6 months….naturally by changing my diet, walking, and reducing my stress….as well as research! I researched and researched for many months on how to do it naturally with no medication…no toxins! Not only did I heal my body….I have healed my mind and my spirit!

I have done all this, because I stopped looking outside of myself for direction and purpose. I started looking within. And I started “LISTENING” to my intuition, gut instincts, and spirit! I learned to stop caring what other people thought of me. I stopped trying to please everyone else. I started loving myself enough to set boundaries with others, do what makes me happy, realizing that the only person I had to please was myself. I stopped fearing my true calling….my destiny….my life purpose. I instead embraced it! And by doing so, I was shown the right paths to walk down. I was guided to the right people, experiences, things, and knowledge. I got to the point of “knowing”. A true “knowing’. I now have a peace within that feels good….feels right. And I know I am on the path towards my true calling.

I applied for a job recently here in town that I felt for SURE I was going to get! I was almost 90% positive I was going to get this job! When I found out I did not get the job, I was disappointed yes. However, I did not fall apart. I remained positive. I knew in my heart that the universe had a better plan and that job was not meant for me. A couple days later, I was offered the same job, but at a different location. I was asked if I would be willing to relocate. I got excited again! My husband and I went the very next day 2.5 hours south to check out the town and see if we would be okay with relocating there. Yes! We think the town is cute, clean, and quiet. So I immediately called the hiring manager and let her know I was indeed interested in the position. The position is: Apartment Manager. We checked out the apartment complex as well and it is in a good area near schools and a church. She said she would get back to me in a couple weeks. This was on Friday. Monday morning I got a call asking for my ss# and drivers license so she could hire me!!!

This job is SUCH a blessing for us! My husband, my daughter and I have been living in an RV 5th wheel trailer for the past 1.5 years due to job loss. We will have free rent, free utilities, and I will also have a salary. I will work 5-6 hrs Mon-Fri. I am super excited! So very grateful and feeling soooo very blessed!

At the same time, my online intuitive life readings are also taking off and earning me an income. I plan to still do the readings during my downtime.

Life is good!

I would also like to say that I truly feel blessed. I prayed for like-minded friends to enter my life and the Universe has blessed me! Each and every friend I have been blessed with is very special and awesome…and brings joy, happiness and smiles to my face daily!

Thank you Universe!

If you’re wondering, How do I manifest all this goodness into my life?, the answer is…with a positive mind! A positive mind will bring you positive results! Like attracts like. If you want positive things, experiences, and people in your life…then simply be what you wish to attract. Positive attracts positive, just as negative will attract more negative. Live in the present moment! Be grateful for the things you have, not the things you don’t. Love yourself! You are enough. You are truly worthy of all the greatness this life offers you. Go for your dreams! Believe in yourself! You were created of pure love and light, you are perfect just the way you are. There are no two individuals alike. So be your true authentic self! You are you for a reason. 😉

Namaste!

How To Attract Your True Love

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You will need:

* A medium sized Pink Candle (this represents Love)
* A White or Silver Taper Candle (this represents the Moon)
* A Nail
* Incense
* Herbs
* Essential Oil
* Crystals and Gemstones
* Fresh Pink Rose Petals
* A piece of Copper (pennies dated 1982 and earlier)
* A piece of Silver (candle holder, dish, trinket, statue)
* A Bowl or Chalice of Water (love element)
* A large flat rock from a water source like a river
* A Special piece of paper (Rose colored, Printed, Parchment, whatever you like)
* A fountain pen
* A red sharpie pen
* The Lovers Tarot Card (Optional)
* Special box to hold your true love wish letter, crystals, dried rose petals, whatever you feel moved to store with the true love traits.

Timing

Season: Spring

Moon Phase: Full Moon (next full moon is: May 4th)

Day: Friday

Time: Nighttime (preferably Midnight)

Instructions:

1. Carve two hearts intertwined into your Pink candle.
2. Carve the words “True Love”, “Soul Mate”, “Twin Flame”, or whatever you prefer into the same Pink candle.
3. Anoint both candles with essential oil from wick to center all the way around. Then from base to center all the way around.
4. Use a candle plate or holder for safety.
5. Take your herbs, crush them, and roll your candles in the herbs.
6. Take your pink rose petals and place them in a heart shape around your pink candle.
7. Take your stone, use the red sharpie and draw 2 intertwined hearts on it while thinking of attracting true love. Do not include specific names and avoid thinking of a specific person.
8. Arrange your pennies, crystals, silver piece, bowl of water, rock, and tarot card however you wish.
9. Shield yourself in divine white protective light. Or ask the angels to shield and protect you.
10. Ask the Universe (God, Guardian Angels, Spirit Guides) to please assist you while you create your “True Love Wish Letter”. You can ask for guidance in creating a list that suits all your desires and wishes, and that serves your highest good.
11. Light the candles & incense.
12. Write your “True Love Wish Letter”. Be as detailed as possible. Keep in mind that what you write down, you will attract. If it’s not on the list, the Universe will not manifest it. Remember that you do not want to use this list to attract a specific person, nor do you want to use a specific person’s name. That would be going against the free will of that person. You want to attract, draw near the love that matches your frequency and who you were destined to meet. This relationship was written in the stars before you were even born.

Example:

My true love will be a ‘kindred spirit’. He/She will share my love of (fill in the blank). He/She has a good sense of humor and loves to laugh. He/She has a big heart, is loyal, trustworthy, kind, gentle, likes to help others, believes in Angels……..etc. etc. etc.

You want to detail this to your exact desires, and wishes.

When you are done writing out your letter. Read it out loud and really focus and see this person coming to you. When you are done, fold the letter and place it in your box. Put the box in a special place and forget about the letter for now. Let the incense burn out and allow the candles to burn for as long as you can. Blow out the candles gently when you need to and resume the next day. Keep the flame going however many days need be while focusing on your wishes til the candle is completely burned out. Take the remnants of the candles and bury them outside in dirt and use the water as an offering to mother earth. Thank spirit for their assistance. All you need to do now is believe your true love is coming to you. Try not to put anymore focus on it. Go on as you normally would. Your blessings always come in the Divine right timing. Have faith.

Below is a list of oils, herbs and crystals you can use to aid you in your manifestation.

I suggest Rose Quartz for the crystal, lavender, rosemary and cinnamon for the herbs, and jasmine, lavender or rose for the oil. Olive oil can be used as a substitute oil if you do not have any of the ones listed.

Crystals and Gemstones for Love

Red Agate
Alexandrite
Amber
Amethyst
Calcite
Emerald
Jade
Lapis Lazuli
Lepidolite
Malachite
Moonstone
Pearl
Rhodocrosite
Rose Quartz
Sapphire
Topaz
Tourmaline
Turquoise
Zircon

Herbs & Oils for Love

Basil h,o
Cinnamon h,o
Clove h,o
Geranium h,o
Jasmine h.o
Lavender h, o
Lemon h, o
Orange h, o
Peppermint h, o
Plumeria h
Rose h,o
Rosemary h, o
Violet h
Ylang-Ylang o

My Journey As An Old Soul – Wise One

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I consider myself to be an “Old Soul”, a “Wise One”. Wise One’s are the Reincarnated Sorceresses, High Priestesses, Sorcerers, Wizards, Shamans, and Witches. They have lived in Atlantis, Ancient Greece, and Egypt, during Arthurian times, among the Mayans as Essen, and as native medicine men and women. They have witnessed civilizations destroyed, and people murdered for their spiritual beliefs. The Wise Ones know and appreciate the innate darkness within the human ego, but they have an even greater appreciation and respect for the heights to which humans are capable. And this is what they’ve come back to teach.

The Wise Ones were asked to return to Earth to teach and model peacefulness, and to remind people how to use their inner power and strength to create harmony.

I realized quite late in life the reason I never felt like I fit in with religion. Why I always felt different from others. The reason for my love of the stars, astrology, and nature…my love of all things magickal, paranormal and mystical.

Understand that when I was a child, there were not labels for these things. And to me, Witches, Sorcerers, Wizards, and the likes were only on television. I had no deeper understanding of spirituality, nor mentors growing up. No one to influence my beliefs. Which is probably a good thing.

As a child, I had nightmares of Witches. I pretended to be a famous Magician and held ‘Magic Shows’ in my backyard for my neighborhood friends. At slumber parties we performed seances and called in spirits to join us. I remember being pretty freaked out at one in particular. We called to the spirits to give us a sign of their presence and at that exact moment, what sounded like a rock hitting the second story bedroom window, sent all of us girls running out screaming! lol I had an out of body experience at a young age that scared me enough that I blocked my gifts at that point. I had a large fascination with Astrology back then. I would ride my bike down to the local library just to check out Astrology books and learn how to formulate horoscopes, birth charts, love signs, etc. I still enjoy this today.

When did I discover I was a ‘Wise One’?

It wasn’t until I got my first computer, that I stumbled upon a ‘Witchcraft 101’ site and my life was changed forever! I was so wrapped up and absorbed into learning everything that I could. I knew, instantly that I had found something big. Something new, like nothing I had ever imagined before. Could Witches be real? Why didn’t I know this? Why had no one ever informed me of this knowledge that Witchcraft was in fact a spiritual belief system based on nature! On nature? Really!?!? Right then and there, everything that I had once believed about Witches went out the window and I instantly felt like I had found “home”.

There are many different types of Pagan traditions. I resonate with many of them. I consider myself to be quite eclectic. I have never been one to like being labeled as this or that. My beliefs are based in nature, the divine, God, and love. I do not consider myself to be religious. I feel it is too limiting. I prefer to take a little from all the different traditions I resonate with and make them my own.

Which Pagan Traditions do I most resonate with?

I feel most connected to Wicca, Shamanism, Native American Indians, Celtic, Druidism, Elemental, & Kitchen Witches. I have always been a Solitary Witch at heart! My soul longs to be among nature…lots of green trees, rolling hills & meadows, flowers, wild life, blue skies and a secret garden.

Centauri Star is my craft name. I choose this name back in 2000 I believe it was. There was a television show that didn’t survive for very long entitled “THE OTHERS”. It was about a circle of strangers that would meet and use their gifts to help out their community. One of the seers on the show was named Satori. I loved the name so much I wanted to incorporate it into my craft name without actually copying it. It came to me to combine it with my Sagittarius sun sign the Centaur. And my love of the Stars was an easy choice.

Back in 2000 I ran a couple successful yahoo group. My first being “Centauri’s Circle”.
I met some very dear friends in this group. And we remain friends today. Yahoo changed their group format and I decided to expand the group to appeal to more people. There were LOTS of pagan groups on the web back then, as well as Pagan websites. They are a lot more scarce today.

My second group was “Bewitched Cafe”. I ran this group along with my friend Lori. Who went by Summer Aine (aka Golden Amber Ray) back in the day. The groups had great energy and were tons of fun!

What have I learned this far?

I look back today and see the soul connections I made then, and how some of them have grown stronger, while others have dimmed or almost vanished. Everyone you meet in this life has a purpose. We all have something to share with one another. These interactions help us grow mentally, spiritually, as well as move us in the direction of our life purpose. So do not fear loss. It is part of the process of enlightenment. Not everyone in your life is meant to stay in it for the entirety. Once the purpose is served, they move on to live out their own life mission. So make peace with this in your heart, and let them go. Let go of anything and anyone that no longer serves your highest good!

I have learned that everything I have experienced up until this point has paved the way towards my life purpose. I am able to see the bigger picture and connect the dots and put the puzzle pieces together that didn’t all make sense before. I have always believed myself to be a guiding light for others on their own spiritual awakening and life journey. I believe in paying forward the experiences and lessons we have learned in order to light the way for others. I believe we are all part of the same God energy…we all come from the same stars. We must support one another, lift each other up, and understand that no one is more powerful or greater than anyone else. It’s all how you perceive yourself…how you perceive your life. You are what you think you are. Keep in mind that a positive mind attracts positive experiences, people and things. Same as negative thoughts attract negative energy, people, experiences and things. So keep your thoughts positive! Manifest the life you have always dreamed of, by knowing you can and will achieve it, because you are powerful and so much stronger than you know and capable of attracting whatever your heart desires. Ask for it! Believe it! Receive it!

I AM a Wise One, a Witch, a Gypsy, a Hippie, a Bohemian, an Old Soul, a Guide, an Intuitive Empath, Clairsentient, an Earth Angel, a Faerie, an Indigo, a Healer, a Lightworker, a Teacher, a Student, a Kindred Spirit, a Friend, a Wife & a Mother. This is ME! So Mote It Be!

Brightest of Blessings,
~*~Shelley~*~

The Spirit of Music

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Have you ever listened to the words of a song you love, but don’t quite understand the meaning? Only to re-listen to it years later and the words all seem to make sense.

I was listening to the song “Higher” by Creed today while in the shower. I’ve always been a big fan of the group, but didn’t always feel like I was understanding the message of their words. All these years later, listening to this song again, I feel a deeper connection to the words. And I have a whole new understanding for why this particular group resonated with me.

I find it interesting that we are drawn to certain artists and genres at certain times in our lives. I know that for me, I tend to choose my music by my mood. Some days I gravitate towards music that will lift my spirits, but at the same time keep a mellow, happy, good feeling vibe. It’s then I reach for some Dave Matthews Band or Lenny Kravitz. Other days I may want to sing and dance while cleaning up my space. So I might play some of my favorite rock groups (Fleetwood Mac, Nickelback, Daughtry), or favorite female vocalists (Stevie Nicks, Mariah Carey, Pink, Christina Aguilera), or if I really want to get my groove on I might go for some pop/hip hop dance tunes (Jennifer Lopez, Justin Timberlake, Gwen Stefani, Destiny’s Child). There are times, when the mood strikes me, I go back in time and relive my disco dancing days (Earth, Wind & Fire, Bee Gees, Rick James, Donna Summer). Yes. I am a child of the 70’s, 80’s. Born in the late 60’s, I have a wide range of musical influences. My rock influence came from my dad, and my love of powerhouse divas came from my mom.

I can still recall the very first time I heard the band “Fleetwood Mac”. There was an instant connection I could not explain, an excitement and feeling inside of me that has never died. If you asked me what my favorite band is today, I would say without a doubt “Fleetwood Mac”. I’m not one to idolize anyone. I learned early on that we are all the same regardless of who you are. With that said, I do feel a ‘kindred spirit’ connection with Stevie Nicks. She takes me to a place inside, where dreams live, fantasy becomes reality, and the belief that all things are possible.

Music transcends us to almost another space in time. It has the power to take our spirit anywhere it wants to go.

As Corinne Bailey Rae sings,

“Girl, put your records on, tell me your favourite song
You go ahead, let your hair down
Sapphire and faded jeans, I hope you get your dreams,
Just go ahead, let your hair down
You’re gonna find yourself somewhere, somehow”

Rock on!

Brightest blessings, Love & Light,
~*~Shelley~*~

Snow Moon Dreams

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It’s after midnight, the witching hour, on the night of the ‘Snow Moon’. Have you ever noticed how the full moon can effect your mood or even your entire day? I can always tell when the moon is full by the unexpected crazy things that seem to occur. The full moon can throw everyone a little off their game. At the same time, the full moon is a time when everything starts to come together. It is the most powerful moon phase. It is a time when our senses are most heightened and aware. A time of personal and spiritual enlightenment. Our best ideas and projects come to us during the full moon phase. So grab a pen and some paper and write down those ideas! Ideas spark creative thinking. Creative thinking sparks a vision. A vision sparks a plan of action. Actions lead to results. And results turn into success! So shoot for the stars and let nothing stand in the way of you and your dreams. May the magic of the snow moon bless you, and manifest your desires into reality for the highest good of all.

Brightest Blessings, Love & Light,
~*~Shelley~*~