Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Armadillos - they the keep popping up lately....

I'm going to break away from some of the monotony and discuss the recent flow of armadillos in my life. Three so far in the last month which, to be fair, does not sound like a lot but trust me on this. I don't really believe in rare spirit animal types. The reason being is because these animals will show up when they are supposed to - it's as simple as that. Obviously I am supposed to be helping armadillo types just as much as they are teaching and helping me in return. So what does this amazing animal offer me, you and the world? Well, first off, it teaches us about self-protection. What does that mean? Well, protecting yourself begins with understanding that you are worth protecting in all ways. The armadillo teaches us just how important it is to be self-aware of everything about you, your nature, your environment, and your higher self. It's a reminder to take care of yourself. Armadillo translates to "little armored one" and that armor is everything for these little burrowing animals. People who have armadillo as their spirit animal are quite adept at protecting themselves (and their loved ones) from negative situations and harsh energy. They curl up and hide away as a means of protecting their sensitive natures. If armadillo comes into your life (as it had mine) then it's time to evaluate yourself. Are you taking care of "numero uno"? Are you seeing yourself as important? Right now I am in a phase where I am examining all that it is to be me through my fox spirit. I have been taking inventory of myself: how is my health? how are my emotions being affected by people and my environment? am I surrounded by positive influences or am I still allowing that which does not serve me to be present in my life? These are just a few questions I have been asking about myself and I encourage those of you who are reading this to do so as well. Armadillos are small knights in armor (even if it isn't shining in a glorious chrome finish) and they come into my life right now to remind me that in order to take care of all that I want to take care of I need to start within. If armadillos have showed up in your life (whether through people's spirits or in your environment) rest assured that they are reminding you that you are important and worth it. Thank you, Armadillo people. P.S. In the photo there is a little dragonfly wing that fluttered down from "nowhere" and landed on my subject matter...(magic happens like this to me almost everyday!) Dragonfly message: pay attention to what you want to achieve in the long run and be wary of your thoughts during this transition. In my particular case I take it to mean that in order to achieve the goals I have set for myself I have to be consciously making an effort to be mindful of actions that would hinder my success. Each dragonfly wing moves independent of each other and just like this little gift suggests I too need to be more independent (which ties directly to the armadillo's messages). Have an armadillo story? Please share yours below in the comments or visit my FACEBOOK PAGE

Monday, September 14, 2015

Radio Shows and the Power of Your Imagination

Thank you, again, to everyone who listened in last night to the radio show (PsychicTeachers with Deb Bowen). While the show started out bumpy with tech difficulties, we managed to get on and get rolling with all things spirit animal related. There were some great questions asked in the chat room during the show and I was happy to see people so enthusiastic about what I do. I also would like to thank Deb Bowen (and Samantha Fey) for having me on the show - it was fun and I hope to be back in the future. If you would like to listen in visit here and look up the archived show from last night: PsychicTeachers I want to expand on a little of what was discussed last night by writing about what it means to honor yourself by utilizing your animal. In my workshops, once everyone has their animal identified, I facilitate a couple of activities that help you understand how to connect and use your animal in everyday life. The most important thing in all of this is your imagination. Now before everyone gets upset and thinks things like "make-believe" and "not real" and "made-up", I want to explain that, in my personal experience, imagination is the key to intuitive work. The trick is to allow it to just flow rather than force the thought. For example a "forced thought" would be what would happen if I told you to imagine a car. An "allowed thought" would be when you tell me what kind of car or color it was without me describing one in the first place. Understand? Hopefully! In my workshop I will get everyone to take a deep breath, close their eyes and envision their animal in front of them. Once everyone nods that they can see that I tell them to mentally ask their animal to show them something. It could be anything. An object, a place, a color, a memory... anything. Once everyone has done that, I have them open their eyes and we discuss. The answers provide a profound look into the very being of each individual. I have had people say that their animal looked like they wanted to play, that their animal felt like it was hungry, that their animal was mad at them, that they were ignored, that they went to a place on a hill and overlooked a field. All sorts of answers. It was in these answers that we found out the nature of the connection between a person and their higher self. In these answers I could help people realize that just by letting go of your own thoughts and re-focusing them into the form of an animal in their imagination they could get answers to the very questions they were asking in their journey to self discovery. That's just the beginning, though. As I continue my entries we will discuss things further. Bear with me... (<---see what I did there? *snort*) In the mean time, to the right you should be able to see ways to get in touch with me or you can ask questions about what I have written in my entry below in the "comments" section. I will do what I can to answer any basic questions however I will ask that if you are asking about any personal spirit animal questions you direct those to me privately (e-mail) and adhere to my professional business ethics and pricing. If you would like to follow me on Facebook my page can be found here: OUT OF A FOX MOUTH FACEBOOK PAGE

Saturday, September 12, 2015

More on Spirit Animals...

The blog entries will continue! In the previous entry I wrote about what it is that I do and how it "works"; today I will continue the discussion and expand on my thoughts. People often ask me how long I've had the gift of reading spirit animals. The answer is: All my life... but I've only really known it was a gift for the last couple of years. My first entry explains how I stumbled into it but I know it was there my whole life because as I child I drew... a lot. If I had a collection of all those drawings it would be 98% animals. All kinds of animals. As I grew my drawings became more involved and soon the animals were representations of emotions I felt and ultimately the people who played important roles to me. I have always been an artist (now professionally) and I have always used animals as a means to convey my emotions, relationships, etc. It was no surprise that with my love of animals I pursued education in working with them. I've been blessed with a veterinary medicine background that has allowed me to come in contact with a variety of animals (not just domestic animals) and has given me a first hand look at their behavior. Today, in conjunction with all of my experiences, I can bring this to people to help them on a spiritual level. I'm so blessed to be a part of this! Tomorrow (Sunday, Sept. 13th) I will be making a guest appearance on a very special online radio show hosted by a friend and teacher, Deb Bowen. I will be discussing what it is that I do and some of my experiences since I began this journey. The show will air at 9pm eastern (US) and can be listened to via clicking this link: www.blogtalkradio.com/psychicteachers

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Spirit Animals: A Blogging Journey Begins...

For the past two and a half years I have been deeply humbled by my experiences as a Spirit Animal reader at 'Mystic Elements' in Wilmington, North Carolina. In those years people from all over have been asking me to write a book chronicling my workshops, my readings, and all the information I have been privy to. While that is something I would like to make happen in the future I will begin with a blog where you can all take part in my journey of discovery as I find more and more beautiful animal souls and how we all have our parts on this great big planet, Earth. So, where to begin? I suppose I will begin with what a Spirit Animal is and how I came to find out my "gift". A Spirit Animal (as far as my work is concerned) is an animal that represents the energy associated with your soul (also known as your higher self). My gift "shows" me an animal that best fits your "vibe" and presto! you have a spirit animal. Does it mean you have an animal floating around your head or that you are an animal? No. It means that the Great Spirit (God, Goddess, , etc.) has blessed me with a unique gift not associated with any cultural or religious practices that allows me to help people find themselves through an animal that best represents all aspects of who they are regardless of their upbringing, social status, etc. So, in a nutshell your spirit animal will be able to help you understand how you perceive social interactions, how you problem solve, what your expectations in relationships are, your energy focuses, and sometimes why your body isn't responding to specific diets. It'll tell you what you are prone to attracting into your life and tell you why some other people give you a bad vibe. It can help you look at yourself on a deeper level so that the person you see in the mirror disappears and you can work on a soul level. Still following? Good, because there will be lots more to cover when we start delving into animal types and behavior. But now the question might be: "Kimberley, How did you find out your were a spirit animal reader?" Well to answer that truthfully, it was by accident. When I started working at "Mystic Elements" I was lucky to be surrounded by a plethora of gifted individuals who have been professional intuitives for a number of years. They would tell me I was gifted daily and help me understand card readings, using your gut instincts, etc. And while I settled into the basic psychic abilities well I still didn't really believe I had any special "powers". But one afternoon we got a shipment of books in and there happened to be a couple on spirit animals. Because of my education in Veterinary Science and my love of animal behavior it became a game to figure out what everyone's animals were. I would say "You would be an alligator" then I would tell them why and we would look up alligator and it would be uncannily on point. It was eerie and fun but I never thought much of it until someone suggested I try it with strangers. One of my first strangers came in soon after and through the coaxing of my co-workers I approached them telling them that I might have this gift. The animal I saw was a mole. Lesson 1: Never underestimate any animal's worth. But here I was thinking in my head "How do I tell this beautiful, tall young woman that her soul looks like a mole?". Well, I began by telling her attributes of moles. Moles are sensitive beings who require fresh air, positive energy, and peace and quiet. This translated to her needing boundaries in her relationship, positive attitudes, and space to herself. Moles are thought to have poor eyesight and so she would have issues seeing things for what they are instead of what she felt. Then I asked her if she enjoyed the dark and sleeping completely under the blankets. She was surprised and said, "Yes". I asked if she liked gardening and her response was also a yes. I said, "Your spirit animal is a mole". She blinked a couple times and smiled really big and said, "That makes sense - some of my favorite TV shows are mining and gem shows." Since then she has endured some trying situations where she had to sort through her emotions versus the realities of what other "animals" were doing around her. I told her that sometimes you have to dig deeper to be safer - if you are too close to the surface of situations then you are vulnerable to predator situations. She told me that sometimes she takes a deep breath and visualizes her little mole soul beside her which reminds her of who she is. There is strength in a mole's 'hands' - she could be a great hands on healer. I hope that she is doing well where she is right now and gardening as the temperatures wind down for the fall season. After my first official "stranger" I was catapulted into a sea (or forest, or desert, or jungle, etc.) of animals. I am so lucky to be a part of this. Today I am still at "Mystic Elements" and I offer hour long Spirit Animal Readings and Spirit Animal Workshops to help people "find" themselves again. When I'm not doing that I continue to work as an artist making creatures and faeries for my business "The Goblin Bazaar" and when I'm not doing that I'm a special effects make-up artist for military and security training. Sometimes in between of all of that you'll find me dressed as my alter-ego "Fox" at conventions around the country. But we'll talk more about my animal another time. Have private questions? You can email me: thegoblinbazaar@yahoo.com