Saturday, April 4, 2020

The Marvelous Maya Angelou

Today I am celebrating Dr. Maya Angelou on her birthday.

Recently, I picked up Maya Angelou's book called Me & Mom & Me. I was transfixed. Then I went back, I didn't realize Maya had written a slew of autobiographies about her life beyond I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. I ordered the second and third book: Gather Together in My Name and Singin' and Swingin and Gettin' Merry like Christmas

OMG. All those wise words attributed to her made sense.Gather Together in My Name we follow Maya as an young mom trying to find her place in the world. I laughed, bellowed and cried as she went through some heinous things.



Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas starts her career as a performer. I was mesmerized. As an actor, I felt in sync with her stories. Her travels as a dancer and singer in Porgy and Bess reawakened my desire to see Venice and Paris. Getting to know this intelligent, sensitive, lovely six foot Maya Angelou has been a pleasure. She directed one of my favorite films: Down in the Delta. I can see why she directed this film so well knowing her life now.




I have finished all her autobiographies. I want to now buy them so I have them to keep. Creatively, I found her inspiring to me as a fellow artist. I love that the last book in the series ends with her beginning to write I know why the Caged Bird Sings




If you have never read her books, like do it now. With most of us self isolating or on quarantine, we have time. I have found comfort, inspiration in her words. I am sure you will to. I just found this gem of Maya Angelou when she was in early days as a singer in the trailer "Still I rise" about her life.



Friday, March 20, 2020

Spring is Spring

Happy Friday, my friends. I know it doesn't feel like Spring. With all of us in some form of lockdown, quarantine, social distancing, it is not life as usual.

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Jake will be doing remote learning starting on Monday. He also has therapies as well which will be done remotely too. I have no idea how it's going to go. I have to do my best to remain calm and stable for him. That hasn't been always easy.Fortunately, I am working on my writing and doing intuitive readings, I am able to keep my mind occupied. By nature, I do look for the positive.

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Today, look at the silver lining. What good can come from all these challenges? It may be hard to find some, I know you can do it. Flip the script. Turn lemons to lemonade.I was just on the phone with my creative partner. He was saying that now he can write with everything shut down. For me, I been loving being comfortable with Zoom now.Thinking about how I use zoom and
skype more for my intuitive business. Find the gifts in all this new normal we are in now.Wishing you all the best. Swan of Dreamers will be here to keep you with pockets of sunshine in my posts.

Friday, March 13, 2020

Happy Friday the 13th

Happy Friday the 13th. Having my very own sweet black cat is perfect for this lucky day.




I know with the threat of the Coronavirus hanging over our heads it may not feel like a lucky time. Still, we can't lose hope. We have to have faith that we ,as someone said online, as the human race will survive this global threat.




“Learn to recognize good luck when it’s waving at you, hoping to get your attention.”
– Sally Koslow

I feel luck is like when you have a great day. Where you catch the bus on time,your check comes in, your clothes feel good on you, it's a blue sky day and you feel happy to just be. That is how luck feels like to me. The more we savor those good feeling days, the more good energy we draw to us. The more luck we tap into.




I always say your life can change in a minute. So if things are bad,it can suddenly out of the blue get better. Always have hope and faith in your back pocket to pull it out when you need it.

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Here are some past inspiration for you here and here
about today. Happy Friday the 13th, my friends.

Monday, March 9, 2020

Happy Full Moon

I love when full moons land on the day of the Moon.
Monday! It is one of the three supermoons. When
I got up this morning, I saw the moon outside my
window. She was huge and glowing in the early blue
sky.

It is the Full Moon in Virgo.


For all my Virgo sun and moon babies, this is your lucky
moon. For the rest of us, you can use the Virgo Full Moon
to focus on earthly matters. Virgo is an earth sign. That
concerns itself with anything of the material world: including
your body, money, home, clothes etc.

* Make a plan to move your body more.

* Release or gain weight for Springtime.

* Research other ways to manifest money.

* Throw out or donate your clothes.

* Make a dream book for your next home or apartment
that you want to move into.

* Plan a fun and satisfying feast for yourself.

* Try to eat more colors from the rainbow to strengthen your
health as the spread of the coronavirus continues.

These are just a few ideas to tap into under the Virgo Energy
Full Moon. I am using this time to get back into better eating
habits for myself.

As always, use your intuition to guide you how to celebrate
or use the lunar energy swirling in the air.

This is a special reminder that another thing to do under
a Full Moon is to schedule a reading with me!



I offer readings via email,phone or skype. If you are interested,
go on over to michelleofdreams.weebly.com for more information.

Happy Full Moon, my friends.



The Marvelous Maya Angelou

Today I am celebrating Dr. Maya Angelou on her birthday. Recently, I picked up Maya Angelou's book called Me & Mom & Me. I was...