Personal Oracles from the Treadmill
By Ann Bolinger-McQuade
I would like to thank Dr Carla Goddard for hosting me as a guest blogger, as part of the virtual book tour celebration for my book, EVERYDAY ORACLES – Decoding The Divine Messages That Are All Around Us. You can follow the Virtual Book Tour at http://www.savvyvirtuals.co/virtual-book-tour-everyday-oracles/
If you’re familiar with my work you know that clouds have served as conduits for many of my significant personal oracles. However, one summer in our mountain cabin, with no sky view from the treadmill this cloud gazer’s focus was redirected earthward. Early each morning I would slip past sleeping guests into the workout room for a precious 30 minutes on the treadmill where I gazed out a large window at tall pine trees that stretched to the sun. One morning my physical fitness routine took on an element of adventure.
Have you ever looked at an object that you’ve seen dozens of times and experienced it in a completely different way? This is exactly what happened. I was marching purposefully along, immersed in words that blared out from the CD player above the sounds of my feet hitting the treadmill. Ekhart Tolle was explaining THE POWER OF NOW when a familiar energy caught my attention. My focus was drawn to the image of a perfectly defined peacock and I recognized my late mother’s unmistakable energy nestled neatly within the needles of a pine tree that stood about twenty-five feet from the window. I was mesmerized. My mother’s spirit was resonating to me through the form of a peacock!
She had chosen a form that made it impossible to miss. Peacock feathers were my mother’s passion. She placed them all around her home. They adorned every formal flower arrangement and peeked randomly from miscellaneous containers. The fragrance Wind Song and the color aqua were my mother’s own personal signature.
Was there a deeper meaning associated with this unexpected reunion with my mother from beyond the veil of separation? I referenced ANIMAL SPEAK by Ted Andrews and discovered that a peacock symbolizes resurrection, wise vision, heightened watchfulness and immortality. I began to sense there was a larger purpose to my mother’s visit.
The Native American perspective that plants, trees, clouds, rocks, fire, water are all alive is my reality. I experience how they watch us and see our needs. How when we have nothing to protect us, they reveal themselves and speak to us bringing timely messages of comfort and guidance. How they resonate through each individual’s uniquely personal interpretation. Until this day on the treadmill, clouds had been my major source of conduits for souls that have passed over.
My initiation into clouds as conduits for spirits that have passed occurred the day after my father died when his face and energy resonated through cloud form to my husband and me. I am deeply grateful to my father’s spirit for opening this portal for me. Years later, my mother’s spirit expanded my awareness by allowing me to recognize and embrace her energy through the image that emerged in the branches of a tree. This union of Father Sky and Mother Earth transformed ancient wisdom into living reality for me.
From the heavens to the earth and everything in between, personal oracles speak to each of us. They resonate through every form imaginable. As they do they deepen and enrich our life experience.
Discover what speaks to you. Open your heart. Engage your psychic antenna. Tune in to your own mysterious messages. They are hiding in plain sight, ready to bridge the gap between the material world and the world of spirit.
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In her book EVERYDAY ORACLES Decoding The Divine Messages That Are All Around Us, bestselling author Ann Bolinger-McQuade uses memorable stories and photos to introduce the formula for how personal oracles work, and then teaches you how to recognize and decode yours.
If you have experiences to share please submit them to Ann through her interactive website, www.personaloracles.com. Ann will respond personally to all submissions. And while you are on the site, check out the cloud photos in the What Do You See Section. Have fun, exercise your psychic muscles. Who knows you may just discover a personal oracle that is hiding in plain sight, just waiting to deliver a special message to you.