Remember to Smile and Laugh

Remember to smile and laugh whenever you get a chance. Even if it’s by yourself. If you find it difficult to even smile and your smile starts as a strained one that’s a good first step. You can tap into joy and laughter. Please don’t forget to smile and laugh. It truly is the best medicine. Don’t be afraid of humor and also know that humor comes in many variations just like people.

Take care and much Love and Light,

Reina a.k.a. Raven

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Weddings

I adore weddings. Seeing two people promise to be together for the rest of their lives is inspiring. I attended a wedding today. I got to see my coworkers. It was so much fun! In this crazy world it’s nice to forget our worries and celebrate love.

This is just a short and sweet entry for tonight.

Less is more sometimes. LOL.

-Reina a.k.a. Raven

Heaven On Earth

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Okay, so, as rough as life can toss you around there is still hope. There can be heaven on earth. Life is what you make of it. It’s by no means invalidating your experience. This shit is hard. Living is tough. There is a silver lining though. You can find peace at any moment if you just seek within yourself. Even if it just lasts a second or millisecond. With practice and patience and most of all love you can stretch out that peace, so it overflows your being. I have recently practiced Reiki on myself and others if they accept Reiki being sent to them. Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation. It promotes healing and it means Spiritual wisdom and Life Energy in Japanese. I discovered Reiki through many friends, mentors, and teachers. My official Reiki teacher is named Cami Cote. Reiki has helped me heal from past hurts and have helped me stay more grounded in this world. Reiki is my heaven on earth. One of the things that makes this life enjoyable. I find joy in the small things. Which in turn become the big things. For example, a singing bird. How it sings with no fear but sings willingly. How brave and beautiful is that?! Lately, I have suffered loss but I’ve also gained insight and hope. I have made the most of my life and I could say when I die that I lived my life to the fullest. I have no plans of going anywhere anytime soon. I also know that it’s not in my hands. It’s in the Creator’s hands. (If there is a Creator….I question that too.)
What my point is is that you can’t take this life for granted. Live life to the fullest and know that you can create your heaven. If you spend energy creating a hell can you imagine how much more beautiful your heaven is? How much love, joy, hope and peace there is to offer? Kinda like how the Native Americans tell the tale of the wolf you feed. Do you feed the darkness or do you feed the light? Feed the light. It’s so much easier and pleasant. So, we all have this duality and evolve from it. At least, I hope we all evolve from the darkness and go into the Light. Okay, not to get too woo woo and off topic. Writing is therapeutic for me. I speak my mind and express. I have found my voice and personal power and pray I use it wisely. So, my wish to you is that you live your life with the most heavenly elements there are to offer.

How have you anchored heaven on earth for yourself lately? For me, it’s the singing birds and practicing Reiki

“Remember, it’s a beautiful world, take a closer look. Open up your heart and trust. (Channeled message.)

Much Love, Light and Joy,

Raven Reina Schochleton

Peace.

Crossing the Rainbow Bridge

My mom’s cat, Max, has crossed the Rainbow Bridge. Meaning, he passed away at the vet’s office today. It wasn’t my first experience having to put a beloved pet down. My cat Magic had to be relieved of her suffering due to her battle with cancer. This was my mom’s first experience having to put down her beloved companion. We knew it was time for Max to make his transition. He was 21.5 years young. He became incontinent missing the cat box by a few feet. Poor thing. He also had bad eyesight. Renal failure and asthma. He was her baby boy till the very end. The vet’s office was very accommodating and made sure he died peacefully. He was wrapped in a blanket. His soul soared back to heaven to watch over my mother and I. He was a Zen master. He taught us patience, faith and most of all love.

What have your pets taught you? Have you ever suffered a loss? What gifts did they leave behind for you to treasure?

“Remember, it’s a beautiful world. Take a closer look. Open up heart and trust.”

(My channeled message.)

Love, Light and Joy,

Raven Reina Schochleton

Happy Mother’s Day!

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I love this image because it shows an older mother and daughter.

Over the years I have seen my relationship with my mother change over time. We have had our ups and downs. Like any relationship there will be mountaintops and valleys. I have to say, my mom is the best mom I could ever ask for and more. Her compassion is overflowing, and her wisdom is just as abundant. Unfortunately, when I was younger, I didn’t heed all her warnings. I have to also admit that I still do that but with less energy as before. My mom is usually right. She is the greatest mother, teacher, and most dynamic woman I have ever met. She is soft and strong and also very brave.

My mom was a grade schoolteacher. Not an easy job. She had to connect with children and also make sure the lessons were taught. I know I couldn’t command a whole classroom and be patient plus compassionate at the same time. I’m a nurse’s assistant and I’m so much more comfortable around my adult patients than children. I adore children but to discipline them and teach them would be a challenge for sure. I digress.

When I say dynamic describing my mom I mean she’s a positive person. Sure, she has her lows and negativity just like any other person. However, I rarely see that side. She keeps it inside. Her mantra that has served her well is, “Stay positive”. It has surely served her well. When she’s ill or has unfortunately suffered she still manages to smile and have a positive attitude.

As a mother she nurtured me and also encouraged autonomy. She strikes a beautiful balance between the two. When I would fall as a child, she would encourage me to get back up but did so with a loving and gentle voice. The voice of my mother and especially her loving heart will sustain me throughout all the years to come.

So, with this I’ll close this entry. What gifts has your mother given you?

Happy Mother’s Day!

Love,

Raven Reina Schochleton

“Remember, it’s a beautiful world. Take a closer look. Open up your heart and trust. “ (My channeled message.)

Memories

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With loss comes appreciation for the person you hold in your heart. Grief has propelled me forward whether I want to go or not. Grief has taught me to look back on only the good memories and not the so-called bad ones.

I had a friendship with someone that I had to place strong loving boundaries with. It is not easy by no means to walk away. It’s taken me years because this person is so dear to me. However, if it comes at the cost of my overall peace that signaled to me it was time to leave. I hold on only to the good memories of us. I place this person in my heart and now am moving on. Holding onto memories can be so healing.

Have you had a similar experience? What are your thoughts?

With much Love, Light and Joy,

Raven Reina Schochleton

Remember, it’s a beautiful world. Take a closer look. Open up your heart and trust.

Raven Reina

(Channeled message in bold.)

Forging New Paths

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Forging new paths is by no means easy. In fact, it takes courage, discipline, and heart. I’m forging a new path. It may seem confusing and dark at times but I know it will lead to something beautiful. I know this is short but sometimes less is more. So, with that I pose questions. What path are you taking and are you satisfied with that path? How can you make your path beautiful?

Grief visiting a second time

Grief has visited me a second time. This time I’m grieving the loss of my uncle. Last year I lost my aunt. This year I lost my uncle. Loss. I feel lost without them. When my aunt passed away, I felt my world shift in a devastating way. Now, it’s become even more intense because I don’t have an uncle or aunt anymore.

One thing grief has taught me is to find my joy. It takes more effort while processing the grief.

I was blessed to be able to sit with my uncle before his passing. I had said all I needed to say. I told him that I loved him while I held his hand. I think that is the most important thing to do when with a person who is dying. Just to be present with them.

How has grief changed your life?

Remember, it’s a beautiful world. Take a closer look. Open up your heart and trust.

Much Love and Light,

Raven Reina

Happy Spring Equinox

It’s the equinox. Equal days and nights. This sparks intentions of balance within me. It’s a time for planting seeds in your garden. Actual seeds and seeds mentally as well as spiritually. Be sure to set your intentions so when the wave of forgetfulness crashes over you you can see your goals with clarity. Best wishes my friends on this first day of spring.

-Raven Reina

Remember, it’s a beautiful world. Take a closer look. Open up your heart and trust.

Lost My Touch

Have I lost my touch? I feel like I have lost my touch when it comes to doing makeup and writing. I used to do makeup tutorials and write stories. Both I felt good about. I didn’t consider myself an expert but an enthusiast. Now, I struggle to put words on a page and my makeup technique is pretty basic. Ah. Life. How things change. I feel bad because I need to film videos since my husband bought me a microphone to help with editing videos.

I drew an oracle card today that featured the moon goddess Diana. Focused Intention was the key phrase. To think about what I desire and set my sights high. To expect the best possible outcomes. The new moon has already passed and usually on New Moons or Full Moons I write my intentions down. It will take some time to figure out what I truly want to manifest. Do I want to manifest bringing my talent back to full capacity or should I try something new? I have so many aids to help me in my filming and writing. I wouldn’t want to give that up. I will still contemplate it. Maybe tapping into other hobbies such as yoga and meditation is what I need right now.

Whatever it is I know I’m on the hunt for manifesting something wonderful. What are you manifesting in your life right now? Have you focused on your intentions?

Take care dear Reader.

Love, Light, and Joy,

Raven Reina

Remember, it’s a beautiful world. Take a closer look. Open up your heart and trust.