Category Archives: Morning Musings

A place to share my morning insights and musings

Daily Guidance Email Mini-Reading

One of my favorite things to do is to ask for a daily vision for myself. It is a way to get a quick message to refer to throughout the day.

My book, Mother Earth Musings, offers a way to get such a daily message, and through 7/31, I’m offering a way to get one specific to you!

See below for details…




The email mini-reading will offer:

  • Vision of what is going on metaphorically from a spiritual point of view for the day
  • Interpretation and guidance on how to work with the image to have an amazing day

Love Exchange: $15 ($20 for those who would like to give a $5 love offering to the Scholarship Fund and also receive the Grand Teton meditation recording).

How to Register: Use the PayPal link below (you will have an option of using a credit card or checking account if you don’t have a PayPal account) and I will get the reading to you within a day or two!

$15/Daily Email Mini-Reading

$20/Daily Email Mini-Reading and Grand Teton Recording

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Animal Wisdom For Your Day! (Whatever Day You Come Upon It!)

Tricolored Heron

I felt called to pull one of the Native American Medicine Cards for us all (Jamie Sams and David Carson) and the card that fell out is Blue Heron.

Here is the message…

Self-Reflection:  Heron medicine is the power of knowing the self by discovering its gifts and facing its challenges. It is the ability to accept all feelings and opinions without denying any emotion or thought.  Heron flies over those who are unaware of who they are and where they belong in the world. Gently dropping a blue feather to them, Heron asks that they follow their intuition and begin the empowering journey of self-realization.”  

And another part of the message… “The magnificence of your human spirit lies waiting for the joy of discovery, if you are courageous enough to follow the Water bird throughout the journey.  Heron reminds you that every traveler on life’s journey is a messenger, and that every destination is the beginning of a new life cycle on the Medicine Wheel.”

I love the message Blue Heron brings!  It is so fitting for this period we are in with our evolution!  My Spirit Guides keep telling me we are in the process of letting go of the old “stories” of who we are, so that we can release the limitations they impose on the expressions of our True Nature. An exciting time for sure, though I know it can also feel very confusing! If you feel like you could use some quick intuitive guidance, I’ve added a new 15 minute empowerment reading option.

Sending much love to you all!






Mini-Reading for Your Day!

RobinGood Morning!

Maybe it was just wishful thinking, but I swear I heard a bird singing at daybreak today. Could it possibly mean that spring isn’t as far away as it seems??  Let’s hope that is the case!  In the meantime, here is a mini-reading from the Feathered Omen Oracle Card Deck by Ted Andrews. Enjoy!

Sea Gull:  Adjust behavior and communication

“Although often seen as pests, gulls are actually wonderful birds. They are shore birds, seldom venturing far from land but always staying close to bodies of water.  In particular, they are associated with the oceans and seas.  The world of the seas is filled with great mystery, power and magic. Water is the archetypal creative source.  It has great power that can bring life, death and rebirth into most areas of your life.  Animal messengers associated with this element are often signs that a new rhythm and flow is unfolding around you. This is particularly true of the Sea Gull.  The tides are shifting in your favor.  A myriad of possibilities are opening to you now – in all areas of your life.  In order to take advantage of them though, you must adjust your behavior and communicate in new ways.  Now is the time to develop subtleties in your communication and your behavior or opportunities will be lost.  Do not force, push or try to argue your way into anything new.  It will have the opposite effect and close the door on your efforts.  Tone down any bravado and other ostentatious behaviors. That is when others will notice and embrace your efforts.”

Additional Interpretation from Nancy…

When I ask my Guides about this, what I’m hearing is that we are in the process of breaking out of patterns of behavior that are grounded in fear/ego.  To do this though, we have to surrender into faith – faith that we are being 100% motivated and guided in each breath.  This means that we don’t have to “figure out” how to move forward as we are longing to do.  We just have to trust that the motivation to take action will appear when the opportunity to act from our Higher Self presents itself.  In the meantime, focus on being very present in where you are and what you are doing.  Breathe it in and embrace it fully.  Trust that even if it doesn’t seem to relate to your goals, that in truth it is all part of the process. Spring is coming!  We just have to let Nature take its course both in the outer world and within our own true nature.

Sending much love to you all!



Morning Musings – Guidance for the Day

Good Morning! I asked for some guidance for today and thought I’d share what came through.  I hope you find it helpful. 

live oak rootsVision

I see myself sitting by a tree near a river.  As I watch, I can feel myself trying to push back into the tree.  I push and push and suddenly I am inside!  I find myself looking out at the river and the woods as easily as I did outside of the tree.  The difference is I feel very relaxed and safe. 


This morning in my meditation I had an idea.  What would it be like to be worry-free?  I have always been someone who worries.  There are times when I worry less than others, but there has always been some worry lurking in me somewhere.  When I asked about if this was possible, I heard to smile more, drink more water, and turn all my worries over to the Divine as soon as they come up.  If there is some action I need to take, my Spiritual Support Team (Angels, Spirit Guides) will motivate me to do it! This image makes me think of that.  For me, trees are perfect sanctuaries and that is what the Divine is for us too.  We can smile, relax, and be in the moment we are in and when worries come up, remember to ask our Angels and the Divine to take it off our hands.


Today, I choose to be worry-free!  I am relaxed, peaceful, and grateful for the Divine love and support that surrounds me in every moment.  I pray it is so, and so it is!

Wishing you a peaceful, worry-free day!


Morning Musing – Guidance For Your Day (Whatever Day You Come Upon This!)

RiverThe Vision

I am sitting on the bank of a river.  I watch at my feet as a snake slides through the sun-kissed water.  My eyes are drawn to the sky where I see a hawk flying overhead.  I become the hawk and see the river far below.  Its shape is like the snake, curving gently as it winds through the valley below.  At its mouth, the snake’s jaw seems to open wide, pouring the water into the vastness of the ocean beyond.


Snakes have been a long time phobia for me and I’ve spent the last fourteen years letting go of this fear.  They have come forward in my life every time there is a need for rebirth and often drastic change.  Though the change it brings is often challenging, ultimately, it has been a change for the better.  As I feel this image, I feel the need to be like the hawk and to see from a vaster viewpoint.  The symbol of ocean for me is connected with God-consciousness – the Divine collection of all the drops of water or souls who come together in this infinite space.  The snake is pouring out all of those journeying into the vastness of the great “I AM.”  We are moving out of our limited consciousness and into a more expanded way of being.  snake


When I see the snake swimming by my foot, I feel a wave of fear.  What if it bites me or what if I had been walking and hadn’t seen it there?  When I am the hawk, I feel no fear about the course the snake follows.  I can see how it is moving in the direction it needs to go.  As with the real snake, the only danger of experiencing pain with the snake would be if I intentionally stepped into its path. All of this speaks to me of letting go of the need to control the changes going on in my life. Like the river, the direction and path are already created.  My role is to simply follow where the water leads.  So for today, I will stop trying to predict where things are going or to force things to happen.  For today, I will act only when I feel called to act and spend the rest of the time enjoying the cool breeze, the warm sun, and the gently flowing water moving through the lush green world around me.

Ocean Longboat KeyI pray it is so, and so it is….

Love and blessings to all!


Morning Musings – Guidance for Your Day (Whatever day you come upon it!)

I asked for guidance this morning and thought I’d share what came through.  I hope you find it helpful!

Butterfly on pink flower

The Vision…

I see a butterfly pinned to a corkboard.  The butterfly begins to twitch and then its wings open, pushing out the pins.  It lifts off into a beautiful blue sky.


In Ted Andrew’s Animal Speak Pocket Guide, he says of butterflies, “New Birth:  New love and joy are coming.  Transformation is inevitable but will be easier than expected.  Embrace the new beginnings.”  The fact that the butterfly starts out pinned to a corkboard as if it is part of a science project is interesting to me.  What does it mean that my joy and transformation is something pinned up to be studied?  The fact that the butterfly comes to life suggests that while I have done a lot of work learning about how to live in love, perhaps I am now ready to actually begin living it.


Today, I will remember that I am already evolved into a creature able to live from love. I will allow myself to fully embrace this new reality and open my arms to bright skies and new horizons!  As Louise Hay says on the I Can Do It calendar for this date, “Today, I trust that my future is in good hands.” Remembering this allows me to fully be present in the joy of today.

I pray it is so, and so it is!

Have a beautiful day filled with blue skies and unbounded happiness!



Morning Musing – Guidance for Your Day (whatever day you come upon it!)

Happy Valentine’s Day! I thought it would be helpful to get a little guidance for the day ahead. I hope you find it helpful! Love to you all! Nancy

The Vision…
I am looking at a red rose from the top of the flower. The petals make curved patterns of light and dark. I am drawn to the shaded parts of the petals. There the deep red becomes almost black. I feel myself melting into one such place. I’m hidden in its folds and feel a gentle feeling of peace.

The Reflection…
Roses are such interesting symbols. They have thorns while at the same time having such a lovely scent and beautiful petals. We are like that aren’t we? Lovely and prickly depending on our mood. When I imagine myself as the flower, I feel myself as the dark, still spaces and also as the bright light-filled quality as well. Sometimes, I am more drawn to one aspect or the other. Both, though, are always present.

The Intention…
Today, I will let myself rest in the hidden parts of myself, allowing their quietness to fill me with peace. Today, I will remember to love all of me, even the thorns.

I pray it is so, and so it is…


Morning Musing – Guidance for Your Day!

A little guidance for your day…whatever day you come upon it! 

oak tree with large holeThe Vision…

I see a beautiful oak tree with a hole in the middle of the trunk.  I walk up to the tree and reach into the hole.  I pull out a long snake.  The snake winds around my right arm and rests its head on my shoulder.  I can feel the warmth of the snake’s body on my arm.  I stroke the snake’s head and sit down at the base of the tree.

The Reflection…

Oaks are very strong and sturdy trees.  They grow very large and can be quite old before they die.  Snakes shed their skin when they need a fresh start.  They are also a symbol of death and rebirth.  The right side of the body is often associated with masculine energy and also the present.

The Intention…

Today, I will let the way I take action and respond to my world be transformed.  I will relax and let the old die and the new be born.  I will rest in my own inner strength and trust I have what I need to make this change with ease.

I pray it is so, and so it is…

Morning Musing – Guidance For Your Day!

crabThe Vision…

I see a tiny crab climbing up out of a hole in the sand.  I am seeing things from the crab’s point of view.  It is in this dark, sandy tunnel and there is a pinprick of light it is moving towards.  The light is covered up from a shift in the sand, but the crab keeps climbing.  It knows the light is still there even if it can’t see it.


We have just gone through a period of time that has required us to travel deep inside ourselves, searching for the truth of who we are and what we care about.  The journey back to the light of day hasn’t been easy, and sometimes, just as is happening for the crab, the light isn’t visible.  That doesn’t mean it isn’t there though.  Like the crab, we just need to keep going.


Today, I will remember where I am going.  I choose to love myself, the Earth, the Divine, and all the wonderful people in my world.  Today, I will be like the crab and keep heading up toward the light.  

I pray it is so, and so it is…

A Thanksgiving Gift For You…

Each week, I record a short inspirational recording sharing a technique or insight to empower those in my soul friends community.  In September, I shared a simple yoga mudra I created to bring peace. The affirmation that came through with the technique fits so well with this Morning Musing that I decided to share it.  It is 3 minutes long.  You can access the link here:  Meditation for Peace

Wishing you all a peaceful and joyous Thanksgiving!



Morning Musings: Inspiration for your Day!

I felt in the need of a little inspiration this morning, so found this to share from my Morning Musing archives.  I hope you find it helpful!  

Photo taken on Seabrook Island, SC where the channels pour into the ocean.

Photo taken on Seabrook Island, SC where the channels pour into the ocean.

I see a river flowing into the ocean.  The water is rough and tumbling as it merges with the salty sea.  There is no going back for the river.  It has reached the place where the only choice is to come together with the source of its existence. What has been separate for so long finally finds its way home. 

Shouldn’t this be cause for celebration?  Why is the river struggling with its own true nature?

Why do we?

The image I saw for myself this morning was of a huge red sun slipping into a vast lake.  I felt the sun energy warm the water, giving it life-giving energy.  I felt the water soften the sun. Both flowed together instead of working apart.  It felt like peace.

I asked for help understanding what this meant in my daily life.   How can fire and water merge in my world?  I heard, “Allow your feeling and spiritual self to be the container that your “doing” self works through.  Let your passion and fire be expressed through your sensitive soul.” 

Today, I promise myself that I will do that.  I will let my feeling self choose where the focus and warmth of me needs to be.  I will let myself be whole.  I will let myself be me.

I pray it is so, and so it is…

Love to all,