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Your time is valuable….but so is mine.
Your needs are important….but so are mine.
Being a small business owner I see, all too often, people forgetting that their own time is not more important than another’s. Cancelled appointments and no shows…not just me but many other small business owners and self employed professionals dealing with this. The appointments are made and the time is allotted for that client. Any needed preparation is made for the clients needs. Then you wait….and wait. You call to see it they got lost….they forgot or something else came up…”sorry”. Many professionals require deposits or payment in full when the appointment is booked but some…myself included… prefer to give the clients the benefit of the doubt that they will be responsible adults.
- Please try and remember when you are unable to make a scheduled time with a professional that they do have other clients too. Maybe another client needed that time you booked…but they were told the time was already taken.
- Please try and remember that a small business may be operating day to day and lost income…yes your missed appointment is lost income….can hurt quite a bit. You may think that your one appointment won’t make a difference…it does. Rescheduling or giving the professional the opportunity to fill the slot is important.
- Please try and remember that many of the professionals have taken time to prepare for your appointment…it’s not just the time they spend with you.
- Please try and remember that the professional may even worry when you aren’t there on time that you got lost or worse. They do care.
- Please try and remember that they respect your time and would call you ASAP if they had to change anything.
- Please remember above all that the professionals time is just as important as yours.
It’s simple…..call ahead of time if you can’t make it so the time can be filled with another client. Reschedule another time….we don’t mind.
- Please remember to also remember the client’s time is just as important as yours. Don’t rush through the appointment to get to the next one. Allow enough time in between icase the client needs a bit more and to catch your breath so you’re not rushing into the next one already frazzled.
- Please remember to treat your client with respect & compassion. They are seeing you because they have a need.
- Please remember to be honest & fair with your client if you want them to return or spread the word how awesome you are.
We need each other. And we need to respect each other. Small business & self employed professionals can’t survive without the clients and they offer things that large business & franchise can’t offer the clients…..compassion, one on one full attention, genuine caring & much more.
We receive numerous messages through nature for guidance & direction and sometimes warnings of things to watch out for. These messages are important for us to pay attention to and be aware of. I find way, way too much, that people look too hard and read too much into the nature & animals that cross their path and then they tend to lose the genuine ones.
People forget that sometime nature is just being nature. Birds will sit on a fence in your yard and deer will run across the road in front of you. These don’t always mean you are being sent messages! If you are always putting too much into it then you could become confused, stressed or start ignoring the ones you’re meant to pay attention to!
How do you tell the difference? Ask yourself:
- Has this been a repeated action?
You see a fox playing outside in your yard….then you turn on the TV and the first thing you see is a fox….you turn on the radio and a song about foxes or foxy plays…you take the car to the store and on the way a truck passes you with a fox logo on it. Now it’s time to look into the message fox may have for you!
- Is it an unusual timing?
You are thinking about a specific person or situation and at that exact moment a bird crashes into your window and then flies away. Or maybe it’s night and you see a butterfly (not a moth) or daytime and see a bat swoop by you (healthy) or an owl hoots. If the timing of the presence seems odd then look into the animal message.
- Is it out of place?
You spot a bird that is not normally in your area or you know there’s no bear in your location but you see one run down the street. Is a bird at your window and not leaving…peering in and seeming to be watching you? Has a spider suddenly shown itself in a spot you know they had no access to? Is a certain flower growing alone where it really shouldn’t be?
Once you determine that this could actually be a message and not just nature being nature, then you start looking into what the message could be. First look at the general trait of the animal…are they nocturnal? Are they shy or aggressive? Are they quiet or very vocal? How do they move around? Once you gather this up then think about how the animal makes you feel…what or who does it remind you of? Think about how any of this pertains to you or a situation you’re going through. If neither apply then maybe a warning or “watch out for” message is being sent….just pay attention. If you’re still not sure or don’t trust your own intuition then research it. Ted andrews has some wonderful books on animal messages. I always keep his “Animal Speaks” pocket guide on hand!
Then there are Animal Guides. These are ones that specifically work with us long or short term There’s a few different kinds and we don’t choose them…they choose us!
A Messenger Guide
These quickly comes into your life and then leaves once a message is understood. The time a Message Guide stays in your psychic is relative to you seeing and accepting the message. The message itself can be spiritual in nature, or it can be a warning. The message may deal with a seemingly mundane aspect of your life or it may be a wake-up call for some important action you must make. Sometimes the animal messenger will come during an unusual event and make a powerful statement and others come on the wind as a whisper. A messenger guide can cause you delays or some unforeseen help in your life. They can be both negative and positive in nature for they are totally impartial.
A Shadow Animal Guide
This is one that invades you with fear. Its purpose it to teach a lesson you have not learned from repeated mistakes because of anger, avarice, greed, insecurity, or other negative thoughts. A Shadow Guide will return again and again bearing strong feelings of fear until its message is acted upon or a change in lifestyle or actions are incorporated into your life. The Shadow Guide is powerful. It can help you to overcome fear by bringing truth and turning fear into a helper animal guide or spirit animal guide. However, if ignored the Shadow Guide can become dangerous and its powers will have a negative effect on your life. The Shadow Guide lives in the spirit world and usually arrives during a time of testing.
A Journey Animal Guide
These will appear at the fork in the road of your life. When a decision is made to follow a certain path in life, the Journey Guide is there to serve as a guide along the way. It represents a path that may take months or years to complete. It can be a friendly traveling companion if the path is right. If you become lost along the way, the Journey Guide is there help lead the way back. Unlike a Messenger Guide who comes and leaves quickly, the Journey Guide remains at your side until the current cycle in your life has changed. appears at the fork in the road of your life. When a decision is made to follow a certain path in life, the Journey Guide is there to serve as a guide along the way. It represents a path that may take months or years to complete. It can be a friendly traveling companion if the path is right. If you become lost along the way, the Journey Guide is there help lead the way back. Unlike a Messenger Guide who comes and leaves quickly, the Journey Guide remains at your side until the current cycle in your life has changed.
A Life Animal Guide
This one is also considered among your Spirit Guides as it remains a part of you throughout life and reflects your inner-spiritual self. You may have more than one Life Guide and new ones may come during an expected time. Usually a Life Guide does not move away or disappear but remains an integral part of your life, however, there are instances when a particular Life Guide is no longer needed and is replaced with a new one. Its powers are always there for you and serve as a constant reminder of your inner powers and oneness with nature. If for example your Life Guide is Bear, you should be a person who is a solitary dweller, a seeker of knowledge and well grounded. A Life Guide will often call upon other animal guides found within its domain to assist in giving you special messages from time to time.
Archangel Zadkiel brings emotional healing, and forgiveness making way for Prosperity in Abundance, and the manifestation of your authentic purpose. He is said to help with healing memory and other mental issues. He is the one to assist students remember the information they need for tests. Hurtful memories that are still affecting you today can be given up to Zadkiel for healing so you can move on successfully and happily.
Archangel Zadkiel is also the angel of forgiveness & compassion. He reminds us to live life with unconditional kindness, compassion & understanding. He is gentle & loving but he will push you hard to remember your true purpose here in this world at this time!
Zadkiel and a Prayer for Happiness
I call on Zadkiel to be with me now.
Please surround me with your loving mercy.
Help me forgive those who have
hurt me and please ask those whom
I have hurt to forgive me in turn.
When tempted to make a negative choice,
please be with me and point me
in a better direction.
Clear my heart of all pain and suffering and
open it to the joy that life can bring.
Corresponding color: Dark Blue
Crystal: Lapis Lazuli
Archangel Sandalphon ~
Archangel Sandalphon carries your prayers to the Divine (including prayers for increased abundance). Sandalphon also helps people pray, say believers, either by giving them urges to pray, or by helping them concentrate better on their prayers. He also helps to heal people from aggressive tendencies.
It is believed that he was the prophet Elijah before becoming an angel. Since Sandalphon has experience living on earth as a human, they say, one of Sandalphon’s God-given duties is to inspire humanity to take good care of the planet on which we live.
Archangel Sandalphon also is the Angel of Music and assists with musical pursuits and aspirations. Do you want to make money in the world of music? Sandalphon is the angel to call upon! He is said to be the conductor of the Choir of Angels. He brings the gift of expressing your emotions in a healthy way through music whether it be singing or playing an instrument.
Sandalphon and a Prayer for Music
I call upon Sandalphon to be with me now.
Archangel of music, please surround me
with your love of sound and beauty of vibration.
Show me how to communicate with others
through the instruments best suited for me.
Expand my mind through
listening to a variety of music.
Soften my heart through
the music of the soul.
Corresponding color: Turquoise
Michael is the Archangel of Protection. Brings courage, strength, and clears negative energy so you can move forward in manifesting your dreams. Are you looking to move into a phase of life but feel fear? Maybe a new job or a new location? Call on Archangel Michael to give you the courage you need.
Archangel Michael is considered the leader of the archangels. His name means “he who is like God,” and he is the archangel of protection and the patron saint of policemen. He carries a sword that symbolizes his ability to cut through all fear and resistance. He lends his courage and his strength to anyone who calls on him. Michael has a fiery energy, and when you invoke him it’s very possible you might feel warm or even begin to sweat. If you tap into your clairvoyance, you might see the colors purple and blue, which are associated with Archangel Michael’s presence. Call on Archangel Michael, and he will help you with protection of all kinds. He will empower you with the courage you need for any situation.
Michael and a Prayer for Protection
I call on Michael to be with me now.
Blessed Angel, please surround me
with your loving goodness and
fill my heart with the strength
I need to make my life work.
Please protect me from all negativity and
shine a light on the path I need to follow.
If I falter, please lift me up, and help
me see the life I should be living.
Corresponding color: Blue Violet (cobalt)
Gabriel is the archangel of communication and often announces what’s on the horizon. He acts like a manager or agent in orchestrating new ventures related to one’s soul purpose. Gabriel aids visions, and can also help you get glimpses of the future. From Webster’s: “If you feel trapped, locked in, or are simply in a rut, call on Gabriel to help you change and start moving ahead again.” He is said to be a great assistance to teachers, journalists, parents & parent to be, actors and artists.
Gabriel is also the archangel of protecting children. Because Gabriel is deeply concerned about children’s welfare, the archangel mentors responsible and loving adults who wish to help the young. If you feel called to work with children in any capacity, please ask Gabriel to help you.
Gabriel can help open doors for new opportunities for a career that you are called to and to help change your luck by removing your negative thoughts. He will push you in the right direction if you ask for his assistance.
Gabriel and a Prayer for Luck
I call on Gabriel to be with me now.
Please cleanse my heart and
soul of all negativity and
open me up to all good things.
Where I have faltered in the past,
please show me the way to stand
in the right place for fortune to find me.
Let me be positive in all things and
in response, let all good things come to me.
Corresponding color: Dark Yellow
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characterized by comprehension of the parts of something as intimately interconnected and explicable only by reference to the whole.
MEDICINEcharacterized by the treatment of the whole person, taking into account mental and social factors, rather than just the physical symptoms of a disease.
If we look way back….before society became one of an instant gratification need…..we’ll see that the treatment of illness & disease, whether physical, spiritual or mental was treated as a whole. It was understood that one needed to find the root cause and work on that first. In today’s treatment it has all been separated. Now we have physicians for the body, psychiatrists for the mind and spiritual counselors for the spirit. People want a quick fix and they expect it to be done for them. Society as a whole has given up the responsibility of their own well being to others…many (to be fair…not all) of whom are just worried about filling their bank accounts. Is this working? We see more and more disease and more repeated issues…or the treatment of one thing leads to other issues which now need attention. The commercials for all these new medications say a lot when they refer to all the “possible” side effects.
“The greatest mistake physicians make is that they attempt to cure the body without attempting to cure the mind; yet the mind and the body are one and should not be treated separately!” ~ Plato
Even so many years ago they understood that if you didn’t heal at the root of the issue then it would not be fully healed and would only resurface. Searching for the root cause and working on healing it is a cooperative & joint effort between the patient & the guide. I refer to the professional treating the patient as a guide because when it comes down to it…they are the one guiding the patient to find their own answers and to guiding them to do the work they need to do. It used to be one person that could work with the person in need of healing….a shaman, medicine woman/man, village elder, etc. They would work with the patient to find the root cause first and it would take time. Then the work on healing would start and the patient played a part in this….it wasn’t easy & it wasn’t instant…but once healed it lasted.
Temporary healing isn’t the answer. Yes….there are times when immediate help is needed and medications are necessary but we can’t expect the body to completely heal if the mind & spirit isn’t also healed and visa versa. The easiest example to give is the health issues caused by stress. A man has heart disease due to stress and ends up with high blood pressure or worse yet needs heart surgery. The physical issue is taken care of in the moment but if the issue causing the stress isn’t dealt with. If the patient ISN’T taught to deal with the stress in a better way it will continue to be an issue for them and they could be in a worse situation later. If they ARE taught to understand the root cause and how to deal with it on a daily basis….to do the work themselves via meditation or relaxation techniques, etc….they will then treat the root cause and find their physical health improving. Stress is one of the biggest root causes of many illness & disease but there are many other things that could be at the root. Sometimes it could even be childhood issues that were never dealt with and have been held in festering and then developing into physical issues.
Let’s get back to holistic and look at the whole picture. Long term healing is a much better option than quick fixes needed to be repeated over and over and causing even more issues that then need healing too. Let’s get off the hamster wheel and actual make progress! Take responsibility for your own wellbeing back! We still need the physicians and other professionals but don’t give them sole ownership of your health!
We communicate with each other in many obvious ways…..verbal, body language, written & much more. We tend to forget about some of the more “unseen & unheard” ways. The energy you put out also communicates with others. Just thinking positive or negative thoughts will affect others around you just as you are affected by those in your surroundings.
If you are empathic you are even more open to this way of communication. This can be a wonderful thing if you have control of it but on the other hand it can be confusing and overwhelming if you don’t understand it or even know what it means. For somebody that is empathically open, they can walk into a room feeling quite happy & joyful and then in a few moments then can be feeling angry, depressed or some other emotion. If they aren’t understanding that they are “hearing & feeling” somebody elses thoughts & emotions then they mistake them for their own and bam! How many times has this been mistaken for Bi-Polar or some other label?
Keep this in mind when you’re carrying negative thoughts also….there maybe others that are “hearing” you and being effected. Keeping your thoughts positive and upbeat is not only good for yourself but also for those around you.
These energy communications can be even stronger with those that are close to you….family, good friends, partners,etc. You create energy cords between you and your energy…be it positive or negative….will flow through those cords. Have you ever felt as though your partner is not really listening to you even though they can repeat the words you have said? Do you get a cold feeling with some people and a warm feeling with others? Have you ever felt really intimate with someone and feel that you know exactly what they are feeling or what they are going to say? The energy is always flowing out around you……..
Keep those cords positive…when possible, remove ones that become negative or stagnant!
Also learn to acknowledge the difference between negative & positive emotions & feelings that others send out and learn to not fear them, not be controlled by them and to feel compassion for them. Here is a guided meditation to help focus on this…..