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Plants and the Five Love Languages

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Did you know you can apply the 5 love languages to your plants at home?

I figured this out through experience, without really trying to apply the five love languages I noticed as I spent more time with my plants doing activities other than just watering them, they would grow better, faster and would survive longer. Before I started applying these methods I would lose more plants or they would wilt quicker.

At first, I was taking the advice of someone else and trying to use positive energy to help my plants with the re-potting process so they would survive longer (before this they often died shortly after the process). I found, like good feng shui, the positive energy uplifted the feeling of my home but also found it helps the plants grow faster and greener leaving you with a beautiful garden! There was a statistical difference in how many plants survived between when I applied these methods versus before when I just would water them.

Many of you have read the book The Five Love Languages by Dr. Gary Chapman. If you haven’t, its a very good book and describes the 5 possible ways you can send and receive love, usually written in the context of a person. Not everyone has the same primary way to send or receive love, they can differ and this is why you can have couples sending love to their partner but their partner doesn’t feel loved. For instance, one client’s way of sending love was working hard to provide for home and family, but their partner may want quality time, so at times there was resentment from the lack of personal time spent.

The 5 Love Languages

  • Affirmations – Tell your plant it is doing well, that is is growing well, that it is pretty or handsome, thank it for being there. Tell it to get along with other plants particularly the little ones that are new. Just like a puppy, use a nice tone. This has an energetic effect and raises the vibration around you. I used to say “yay!” with dogs (not necessarily with cats) and they would become instantly happy. I find it uplifts your energy and the energy around you as well. I feel a big difference with the plants for hours after I give affirmations to a group of plants. You may feel odd, but if you want positive energy in your home and you are willing, try it while the husband or wife is away.
  • Quality time – I don’t think plants need a ton of time but the act of you paying attention, talking to them, watering them is all quality time. After you’ve raised the positive energy then you may want to sit in that energy and enjoy the benefits. Think of plants as little sponges of energy, make sure you make it positive and you can enjoy it for some time later. Someone recommended playing music for them, I’ve found plant healing frequency music on YouTube or you can choose something you intuitively think is best for the mood you want to feel around your home.
  • Physical touch – I was doing this without really thinking about it. One of my cypress trees had a branch that extends like an hand to greet me and I would shake it and say something encouraging. That particular plant was dying at first but I was able to bring it back to life. You can see the areas on the branches were they turned brown and then the outer edges of the branches turn green as the new needles came in. After I realized the power of the 5 love languages on my plants, eventually I would touch every plant and use positive affirmations. I wouldn’t over do it, not all plants need a hug or really want too much touching (I don’t hug my plants, I promise).
  • Gifts – This is easy, your offerings of water and plant food, new soil at times or even a bigger pot can all be gifts they like. Use positive speaking when doing pot transfers, I used to lose plants while doing this.  They call it plant shock.  Ever since using the 5 love languages all of my plants have survived pot and soil replacements. You can even ask God to send elementals, kings, queens or nature spirits to help the plant with the transition that is best and highest for both of you so it doesn’t cause plant shock and rapid plant death.
  • Acts of Service – Overlapping with gifts, transferring to bigger pots, changing the soil, watering them, trimming them and other plant maintenance can go onto this category.

Now when I buy plants, I talk to them on our way home, even listen to them to get to know them better. Start by talking to them, ask their name or you can name them. Put little labels on them, put pride into selecting their little pots and encourage them when transferring them anywhere. Tell them they will be ok when moving between area or pots. Just as with your pets you think they don’t speak the language but they can get a lot from your tone of voice. Your voice is also determining the energy around you and your plants which puts everyone at ease.  Not to mention the spirits who maintain the plants and their energies can understand your meaning.  Sincerity is best.

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References

Chapman, Gary D. The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate. Chicago: Northfield Pub, 1995. Print.

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Animal Guides

I’ve discovered a few things over the years. Animal guides can be some of the easiest to talk to for various reasons. They don’t have the stigma or pressure an image of an angel will have of us needing to be perfect and sinless to look at them or ask them for things. By the way, you can call on angels and God no matter what you’ve done in your life (think of Saul becoming Paul). Other than easy to talk to, I find you don’t need to be as high vibrational to see them clearly. Also I should note that animal guides can come to us and walk with us on our path for a season or a “lifetime”, just like people. Some of them may represent different aspects of our personality, what trials we are going through for a period of time, or what we are trying to achieve (leadership, wisdom, courage). Keep this in mind when you spot an animal guide in your visualizations, meditations and readings. If you get something sneaky like a Panther or Coyote, that may be adaptive for you at the time, and you may come out later in life with the Lion. Try your best not to rank them or judge them to be better or worse, they all have their advantages and are here to help to show you something useful. Try also not to judge yourself if you have animal guides that are not “strong and mighty”, some can be cunning, wise or intelligent. When the dinosaurs where dying the smaller creatures that could adapt and be flexible made it through the mass extinction event, sometimes it is helpful to be David and not Goliath.

So you may have a cheetah for a day to help you get that essay done, or a Rhino to bust through something you are afraid to do. Then you may have a Bear for a longer period of time to let you know to rest, relax and save up for another day. Also I should note there are also great websites that have done their own research on animal guides and totems. The animal list below were done independently by me and my guides during a reading, but the other animal totem websites are quite good and offer more detail if you feel you want more information. I know I don’t have every animal here, there are many more, and I may add more over the years as I come across them in readings for myself or clients.

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Badger – resilience, tough it out, small enough to be flexible and fit into holes, tough fighter, small but mighty

Bat – fruit bat, may help with or represent healthful eating

Black bear – slumber, tired, lazy, hungry, taking care of basic needs, making sure you find the berries or honey, finding food, basic root chakra stuff, may some help with finances. I received this during COVID-19, essentially meaning so me its time to stay inside and do nothing, store up your energy and stay healthy.

Brown Bear – hugs, pursue someone until you fill in that emptiness feeling, also protector if standing on hind legs

Black panther – secretive, stealthy, doesn’t want to be seen or bothered, introvert, sexy and knows it

Canary (yellow and green bird) – whistles, messenger, warnings what is up ahead but more immediate not far into the future, kind of a present day scount, uplifter, make you feel better and happy (whistling)

Cheetah – to move fast without thinking about it, not a ton of flexibility or thinking to change course, has one thing in mind and goes as fast as it can to catch it, good with family, sticks close to family, loyal, likes to cuddle or have a body part touching another friend or family, has some wisdom (see a older cheetah here), may have something to say about family that is practical, loves kids

Coyote – sneaky, smart, stay close to the group, kind of slinking, staying close to the ground, not lion pride confidence, more stealthy and agile, doesn’t want to be seen, but thinks at a distance and works it through, deals with a large Goliath threat with intelligence (figure out a solution without bashing into things like a brute so they can win the day too even though they don’t have the weight or height), helps you figure out solutions when there are obstacles

Crow – ominous warnings, warnings of things to come that are negative or dark, financial messages (good, neutral and bad), foresight, intelligence, warning you of something to come that is usually more negative

Dolphin – playful, having fun, close to family, family rules and lessons on family, sex, fun and gliding through life, beach, summer, happy, jumping, plays music to others

Eagle – soars way high up above, wisdom, omniscient on present day so can see all the parts and why it is the way it is really, foresight, premonitions, some future but more present day

Elephant – tough it out, thick skin, they show me an image of a person running up to them running into a leg and bouncing off representing thick skin, an attitude like why should I hurry, things will take care of themselves, I’ll take my time and it’ll be done right, no worries, just dance or sway, it’ll take care of itself

Giraff – foresight, can see far ahead, can vary between clairvoyance and practical seeing the end result before it is here

Koala – not a guide, healer not a guide, medicine, lead you to the right plants or medicine, and help with digestion problems, creative solutions, “tincture” was seen, or natural medicine and other western medicine as well

Lion (Male)– I received protector and guide, strength, courage, it may be laziness in other words setting everything up for success and then sitting on your loins and allowing yourself to receive, also wisdom as a guide

Lion (female) – be part of the group, tolerate (see her sighing at the male), learn tolerance, wait the day until there is change (patience) – here get the concept of wait until the male of the pride changes (males are over a group of females for 3-5 years until a new one comes in), wait through the unhappy times until there is change, strength in numbers, stick with your gals, getting along with females and others, social help, strength without recognition, speeches (help with speeches in front of people and confidence)

Monkey (Asian) – brown with white face, long arms like a gibbon but may not be, wisdom of the day, swinging to see what is going on socially, gives you up to date news on what is going on, current day, some future predictions but not years into the future

Mouse – scout, search for answers, inquisitive, save for later (like food or other things, save for the future), advice giver

Orca – wisdom, pleasure, going slow or laziness, (we’ll get there when we get there, no rush), observant (watchful eye patiently watching something), curious, patience, I see a crystal, they are connected to crystals, healers – bring happiness, bring wisdom, safety in numbers

Owl – wisdom, gives you drops of wisdom about your day and future, zoom into third eye, clairvoyant, future seeing (longer than crow), and wise, has opinions that are intelligent and might have a lot to say

Ram – brute, bashing into others, don’t care a wit about their feelings, get the job done but may bash some heads to get it done, stubborn, less empathetic, some leaders but not an obama type more of a bull in a china shop, “Sherman tank” of personality types

Rhino – bash through things, you don’t need to think about it, just act, sent to help those that can’t make a move due to fears or obstacles, I see the rhino beaming with pride and accomplishment, sometimes slow down to eat, know when to eat, and get big so can accomplish (bash through) more at a later date, see one mating so helps with fertility and sexual pleasure

Snow leopard – playful, cuddly, happy, likes to be up high, smart, wisdom, playful, buddy feeling

Tiger – ferocious, I see attacking with claws and teeth, then I see cute with big eyes sitting down, polar opposites, can be brutal when fighting out of fear (feel fear here) like for their life, then cuddly (I see him on his back) when he wants to, is there for strength through tough times

Wolf – shrewd, smart, calculating, works well with others and alone, independent, good hunter (finder) of things, sometimes wisdom when it comes to families and friends

Thunderstorms – in dreams means trouble up ahead or time to heal your lower chakras. Any dream with scary themes I would work through the chakras first, your energy field next, then ask God to help you through whatever your dream may have meant in the best way for you. Same thing for lava flows, and swimming through dirty water usually represents chakra cleanliness.

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Making Changes for the Better in Policies and Business

By Andrea Knight
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So many people trying to change the world for the better. How many are successful? How much effort is put into parades, poster boards and blogs with varying progress?

I’ve had success in my life, and I’ll tell you how to do it effectively. I’m not going to talk about metaphysical visualizing or asking for divine help this time, its more grounded than that, but still effective.

Background Story

I used to work for a global fortune 500 company that made billions of dollars per year. Their products created a lot of trash around the world. The company wanted to change, but knowing they were a for-profit company, they needed to make money as well.

Ultimately, what was most effective was understanding their perspective and working with them to reach a set of goals. By set of goals I mean we wanted to create less waste to reduce landfill pollution but they didn’t want to increase expenses.

Since I had a background in both science and a Masters in business I understood that the accounting department in a company is often looking to reduce costs, as sales departments are looking to increase income. They respond greatly to data and anything measurable that can be plotted visually, often times on a graph.

The issue to resolve at this company was to reduce waste that would reach a landfill.  We first measured how much waste was generated by the company. We reported these results in a format the company was comfortable with, namely a Powerpoint presentation with data tables, charts and bullet points. Then we mutually implemented a plan with the right individuals in the company who had the position in the hierarchy to speak to management. Management would listen to the results and then know who could publicize the results to internal company news sources.

We created a rewards program to positively reinforce behavior that aligned with the new initiative. Quite frankly we made it simple, individuals who followed the plan voluntarily received stickers on a chart posted to their desk to both inspire pride in themselves (moral intrinsic motivator, “make them feel good”) and to show those around them which created a competitive atmosphere of achievement. Essentially everyone wanted their charts filled up with stickers first. Cheap but effective.

We collected for management data and metrics on the falling waste levels and employee engagement. Every manager likes data put in graphic form such as charts and tables. The bonus to the program was reduced expenses for management, not increased cost, as less was being used by the company therefore less materials were bought in the long run. A win win for both sides, with less waste to the landfills and less cost to the company. In addition, the company received media attention and a globally recognized environmental reward for their efforts. Positive PR is a great motivator for any company.

Suggestions

The point I want to get across is to work with those you want to see change from, rather than against. Much of the conflict today is a matter of perspective. Understanding their point of view is so important here. Most people, political candidates, or organizations are not evil.  Many people have simplified it that way in their minds to see in black and white, but many situations are more complex, grey areas.

Many of my clients are empaths or clairsentient. Use it to your advantage here by empathizing but also use logic by doing some research as those at the top are educated and more likely to be won over by an intellectual solution.

Conservation

Zoos, aquariums and Sea World educate others through their parks and media about preservation and conservation. Most of the workers care about the environment and the animal life. They are bound by rules through regulatory organizations such as AZA. I suggest that if you want to see change here, to work with these organizations rather than against. Protests such as throwing razors in the animals’ tanks will not incite change, but rather anger. To convince educated scientists and corporations that can make the changes you want to see use research, data and an intellectual solution.  Using extreme theatrical methods may put you at odds with those you wish to listen to your cause and being more direct with those in a position to make change is more effective. 

Whether you are talking about parks which employ a lot of scientists or corporate companies, the people at the top that can create the change you seek are often highly educated. Instead of creating a lot of noise and upsetting people, cross the line to their side. Why are they doing it that way and what regulatory bodies do they actually listen to today? I’ll tell you when I worked at an aquarium many years ago, and they scrambled to meet the requirements set by AZA when they did their inspection.

You want to see change in how animals are treated? Go through the regulatory bodies that they listen to. Speak to those with high positions in an educated, data oriented, collaborative tone. Seek to listen first before responding to build a bridge of trust.  Show that you listened by repeating some of what they have said back to them. Understand their process and motivations to see how you can accomplish a goal both of you will approve.  You’ll find your road to change to be a smoother one with less frustration.

The people in political office, environmental parks and corporations that can make the changes you seek are often not bad but there are complications here such as costs and other factors that motivate their processes. There are solutions, though we can get caught up with how it was done before and don’t always look for innovations. Innovations are there, but I propose that instead of releasing a lot of anger at those you wish to change, to take the time you’d put into a poster board & markers and do some research on their process, what motivates them, and how to mutually reach goals.

Martyrs

There is more than one reason why we instantly want to attack who we don’t agree with and want to change. One of the reasons that has come to mind is the martyrs before us who inspired change with their often violent death such as Jesus, Saint Paul, and many other apostles and saints. Many think to make a lasting impression of change it needs to be violent, public and news worthy because that is what we hear about.  However, there are those of us who did take part in real positive change today without death or negative publicity.

My intention is not to insult those that inspired change before us through less fortunate means but to let others know today that it doesn’t have to be that extreme. You can change the world for the better in ways that doesn’t always receive a lot of negative attention or publicity. You don’t have to hate or attack those you wish to change. The solution is to step back, think from their perspective clearly and act from the high road (or an intellectual one). Often times after doing research and coming in with a calmer perspective on what currently exists we can get through to those that can help change what we seek. Then you can proceed to make the changes in more efficient manner without as many obstacles in your path. change the world, change the world, change the world
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The 5 Love Languages for Animals and Singles

Many of my clients in the past have come to me wondering if they’ll ever receive love in their life without a partner. Many people have heard of the 5 love languages, and this book is usually put in the context of already established couples. However many of us do not have a romantic partner but still need our love tank filled so that we feel happier and more content in our daily lives.

What if I told you that you can receive love outside a romantic relationship? Everyone has heard of the Five Love Languages. I always knew my primary love language in the past was spending time with someone, but what does one do when they’re single and are not receiving love from another actual physical person?

The 5 love languages are:

+ Acts of service

+ Physical touch

+ Giving gifts

+ Words of Affirmation

+ Quality Time

Suggestions:

Acts of Service (receiving)

+ Receive an energy healing or massage (also counts as physical touch)

+ Meditation with crystals asking healers (angels or higher) to help heal you. The higher on the scale like thrones, cherubim or seraphim are great if you are really feeling out of sorts. Work towards 15 minutes to an hour depending on where you are. Place a lot of black onyx and tourmaline along your legs and feet for reducing anxiety.

+ Go out to a restaurant or movie theater where you receive service without having to cleanup

+ Have someone else clean your home once a quarter or twice a year if you don’t currently have a service

+ Visualize God filling your love tank until full and then feel loved for additional manifesting energy

Physical touch

+ You may already being using methods to achieve contentment or calm through touch. Some people cuddle with a blankie, pillow, or take a nap on a soft bed. Some rub their arms or put on scented lotion.

+ Receive a massage from a therapist

+ Visualize God filling your love tank until full and then feel loved for additional manifesting energy

Giving / receiving gifts

+ Budget permitting, go online or in person shopping. Get yourself something nice, whether than is luxury soap, lotion, electronics, whatever you would like.

+ Give yourself a bubble bath and extra long shower with scents, duckies, whatever brings you happiness

+ Visualize God filling your love tank until full and then feel loved for additional manifesting energy

Quality time

+ Spend quality time with friends you are comfortable with

+ Tell yourself you’re giving yourself “quality time” and do something on your own that won’t make you feel bad. Again make sure you won’t feel lonely with whatever you choose. Arts and crafts, going to the beach, go to a cafe, take a walk m, watch a movie and playing games are a few examples.

+ Visualize God filling your love tank until full and then feel loved for additional manifesting energy

Words of affirmation

+ Use affirmations such as those in Louise Hay’s books based on areas in your body that hurt or choose your own. “I love myself”, “I am beautiful”, as well as other things you commonly beat yourself up on.

+ Visualize God filling your love tank until full and then feel loved for additional manifesting energy

I was sitting and thinking about how when we don’t receive enough hugs or we haven’t taken some time off to relax, rest or receive physical touch that a lot of us can be in pain physically. One of my workarounds to this is to ask God for enough love so I don’t feel pain for 24 hours. I perform a visualization (with feeling) in the morning and I say “I have enough love in my life so don’t feel pain but I can still ground”. I found without that last piece about grounding that I would be ungrounded but feeling euphoric. This is not good if you have to focus and do some logical thinking. Staying grounded helps you think clearly, gets rid of that brain fog and be less anxious.

PETS TOO!!

Recently I had an intuitive revelation that it’s not just humans that are affected by the five love languages, but also animals.

Pets have similar Love Languages in that some cats and dogs like to be petted and some do not (physical touch). Some like to sit on your lap and feel comfortable with having that physical touch and some don’t want to be touched at all. In the latter case that love language may not be their primary language. Some appreciate your acts of service of providing food and cleaning their area. My cat would occasionally present her stuffed mice for me at my garage door where I usually left in the morning as a gift to me. Some of your pets may have caught live birds and mice and present them to you. A lot of animals and plants do like to be spoken to in a calm or happy manner. Although they may not understand you, your tone of voice will generally lift up their mood and energy.

Animals have similar love languages, and will probably prefer one or a few over others. They give you love using the same love languages with the exception of words of affirmation (does tail wagging or purring count?)

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