Animal Spirit Guides

Getting in touch with my “power animal” or “animal spirit guide” has been part of my spiritual journey that actually began for me almost thirty years ago but  I just didn’t know it at the time.

One of my best buddies and “Soul Bro’s” is a wickedly talented airbrush artist. He painted this amazing painting for me that included my animal spirit guide and my constellation.  It prompted me to write again about my personal story with my own animal spirit guide.

When I was a little girl I had my “imaginary friends” that only I could see and hear but when I was about 9 years old, I had an experience that most would describe as “paranormal”. I woke up one morning to the cawing of what I thought was a crow outside. Much to my surprise, when I opened up my eyes to the barely sunlit room, I wasn’t alone and the cawing was not actually coming from outside.

Perched majestically on the curtain rod over my bedroom window was a proud looking, almost two feet tall, black bird inside my room. Yes, that’s right, IN my bedroom, on the curtain rod was what appeared to be, a “giant” crow.

I rubbed my eyes to get a closer look and as I sat up in bed, the black bird flew down to me. I immediately threw myself back on the bed and pulled the covers up underneath my chin.  The curtains were drawn but it was bright enough in the room, to see what my “feathered friend” was up to. The bird did not fly around all confused, banging into the walls or banging into the windows like I’ve seen other birds do when they are indoors but every time I sat up, the bird would fly off the curtain rod and down to me.

I could tell it was still early in the morning as I didn’t hear anyone else in the house stirring. I observed him for a bit. He wasn’t doing anything but turning his head occasionally to look down at me. His caw echoed like what it felt, through the whole house. I became frightened and remember calling out for my parents. I called and called until finally I heard my father coming down the hall. When I heard my father get to my bedroom, I was  very surprised that he couldn’t open the door and the door was locked.

“Abreme la puerta!” my father shouted in Spanish.

The door was locked? But how or why? I was a child, a scared little girl, and no way would I have ever have locked that bedroom door. So, I had to jump out of bed to open it. Come to think of it now as an adult, I had never even used the lock on that door, ever. When my father came into my room, I saw he was both shocked and stunned by what he saw and after running to get a broom to scoot the bird out of the obviously left open window, there was of course, no open window. That crow had “magically” manifested himself into my room.

For years, my family speculated and spoke of the “wretched crow” and how he got into my room. He had obviously brought bad Lexi Gaia Verano - Ravenomens, curses and plagues of mental illnesses.  I was diagnosed and rediagnosed with several “disorders” in fact because let’s be real, if you see or hear things that others don’t, you are classified as mentally ill.  The diagnoses always changed, depending on the psychiatrist my parents took me to and my mother’s Catholic beliefs only frightened me more. This was obviously a curse.

But how could I have been so mentally ill when my father saw the bird as well? Didn’t other kids have imaginary friends too? And if this was a “curse”, who would want to curse an innocent child? I wasn’t sure but what I did know was that ever since I saw and heard that large, black bird in my room, I became sensitive to energies and had great difficulties sleeping at night. More than ever, I heard things, I saw things, I experienced things but I assumed, all of it was “bad.”

It wasn’t until I worked with a gent by the name of Rocky Krogfoss, a Core Belief Energy Healer, Life Coach and Intuitive Counselor that I FINALLY got some useful information and was introduced to the concept that the Raven, the Crow with which I had so many encounters with since that first childhood experience, was my “power animal”, my animal spirit guide. Maybe I wasn’t a complete utter “wacko” and maybe there was something good in having a raven appear in your bedroom.

Today both the raven and the crow meet me in my meditations, they are my protectors, they call to me from the trees when I connect with nature in the forests and sit eerily close to me when I am in meditation out doors. I call upon them in my time of need and send them to my loved ones when they need assistance. I no longer view them as something “bad“. The aboriginal people of Canada for example, actually view the Raven and the Crow as the most powerful animal in their folklore and I learned how much of my own personality and what is written about them, ties into who I am as a woman today. I embrace my beautiful brother Crow now. One man had to stop and photograph me once, when he told me he had never seen someone so comfortable with having a large, black bird almost perched upon their shoulder. I just smirked at him and nodded.

Animal Speak - Archangel Wellness BlogDiscovering YOUR totem animal, your animal spirit guide or power animal, can be a rewarding experience. Books by Chris Lutthichau, Steven Farmer and Ted Andrews can be extremely helpful in helping you discover and learn more about your own connection with a particular animal and what it means for you.

Click HERE to see my youtube video on more of my raven story and attached here is one of the books I have used to help me learn more about my totem the Raven.

Blessings, Lexi

I’m your Magic Feather

Here, hold this magic feather.  If you hold it tightly, you can actually fly!!!

That’s what Dumbo the flying elephant was told and he flew.

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The Magic Feather to Spiritual Coaching

But you’re no Dumbo. So if I tell you that spiritually based coaching or counselling actually will improve your life, why would you believe me????

Well…let me tell you about Spiritual Coaching. What exactly is it? While your common dictionary defines “coaching” as: to give instructions or advice to …there is no definition in the common dictionary for Spiritual Coaching.

So I kinda wrote in my own definition and while it includes a lot of the definition above, I’ve added that your Spiritual coach empowers you to connect to your own truths. In a session, you get to focus on your own truths and your Spiritual coach can “give instruction or advice” based on on your own personal beliefs. What does the Universe say? What does God say? What about your angels? In a world where there is a scientific explanation to everything, what about in the instance where there just isn’t one?

I chose to become a Spiritual coach when I became lost in my own belief system. Raised a Catholic, I was confused by a lot of the “rules”  that the Church had. I was now a divorced single mom and I felt I just didn’t fit in anywhere anymore. So, I began my own Spiritual journey. I began studying different religions trying to find my place and I learned they all had a common thread. Love. It all began and ended with Love. I learned that I wasn’t going to burn into fiery ash if I didn’t fit into the Catholic church anymore and I learned that there were other people out there just like me! People like me who wanted to feel loved, who wanted to believe in something bigger than themselves and didn’t want to feel alone in this big old world. I knew I desperately still wanted to feel that unconditional love when one is connected to Source and after years of training and coaching of my own, I discovered…that “source” was love. I felt that love. I felt that love in my heart for who I was. I didn’t feel alone at all and I decided to use my own training to help others find their way back to that “Love” that existed in all religions.

There is nothing wrong with wanting to believe in something bigger than yourself and it’s ok to want to have Spiritual practices or rituals, even if you don’t fit into a particular religion. Nowadays, some of us still needs rituals. I do! For me, everything is a ritual, I  have a morning ritual, a bedtime ritual, a meditation ritual, a Yoga ritual, a sitting in nature ritual, a howling at the moon ritual…and I want to help you find the rituals that fill you up and bring you closer to that love.  There are no wrong or right answers.  There are no good or bad decisions.  Like I said, in any religion it all begins and ends with love. So let me be your magic feather. If our only life purpose is to give and receive that love than I will work with you in a team effort where the “Divine” is considered and we all work together to help you along on your journey. I’ll do my best to connect you with your Spiritual beliefs and teach you how you can receive that loving guidance through your heart, through your intuition, through your “gut”… even if you don’t know really know exactly what your beliefs are yet. That’s ok.

On my own spiritual journey, I remember that during a mediation class where the facilitator was supporting us to connect with our “Guardian Angel” , we were doing a visualization and I had Jesus appear to me.  I was flabbergasted. I was confused. Not considering myself a Christian in any way shape or form I couldn’t understand why now, in my mid thirties I was being approached by Jesus? I sought answers, I sought explanations, I even I fought it! I wasn’t part of any Church and I liked my Buddhist practices so why was Jesus appearing to me? As I meditated more, studied more and honed my skills more, over the years, I stopped questioning why Jesus still comes to me in meditations. I feel more connected to that Love and that’s all that matters. It doesn’t have to “look” a certain way.  I stopped trying to find explanations and I stopped fighting it. The Jesus I see is a wanderer of the world, a teacher, a healer, a carpenter, a hippie, a very cool dude. He meditates and heals. Accepting everyone. Loving everyone. He never leaves you. He doesn’t abandon you so you can learn “lessons”, he doesn’t leave you if you’ve been “bad” or in your ego. He sticks by you. This Jesus exists in my heart, that’s the real Jesus to me because he loves me and is there for me. Christians always told me that the Jesus I speak to must be a demon or an imposter because you can’t communicate with Jesus that way and to be wary for I am speaking to a false Jesus. What? Who said? Why couldn’t I speak to the real Jesus this way? This Jesus is a being of white light and healing that loves me unconditionally and that’s the Jesus I want to hang with. That’s the real Jesus to me.

Me and my homie, JC.

When we are filled up with love for ourselves, in a healthy way, that love just spills out of you on to others. The Dalai Lama says, “If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.” All of us can connect with that Love. Some of us just  need a little coaching, a little mentoring and that’s where I like to think, I come in. I will never try to convince you of anything that isn’t already part of your own belief system. I will just help you connect with your own universal and spiritual current and remind you, it’s ok to be you and you are never alone. You are loved.

Imagine, you’ve teleported into the future and you are living your life as a happier, wiser, more at peace, spiritual soul. You got there because you’ve given up trying to do things on your own, figuring things out on your own and you’ve learned to tap to into that Love! Remember when I said, there is a scientific explanation to everything? There is also a spiritual explanation to everything too! Doesn’t that blow your mind? And when you learn to deal with challenges by tapping into your inner wisdom, you don’t have to do it on your own anymore and you don’t need someone like me, a Spiritual coach, anymore either.

By opening our hearts and asking certain questions, we are opening ourselves up to the Universe’s love… to Nature’s love… to God’s love…whatever your belief system is…it all begins and ends with love, remember? There is no wrong or right answer on your own personal Spiritual journey and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. If they do? It’s time to bless and release them.

Spiritual coaching sessions should help open your heart to spiritual answers. It should never feel shaming or negative. In turn, I believe you open your heart to more peace and more love in your life. And who doesn’t want that?

Archangel Wellness Open Your Heart to Love

Open your heart to more peace and more love in  your life.

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Angel hugs,


Angel Messages – Archangel Gabriel

Hello everyone!

This is the first post of my Angel Messages that is now public for everyone. I used to write my Angel Messages newsletter for subscribers only but recently it came to me that everyone would benefit from these messages and you don’t have to just be a subscriber to enjoy them.

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Today I am being guided to speak about Today I am being guided to speak about Archangel Gabriel. An Archangel near and dear to my heart. To those of you that have read my story “The Angel in Orange” in my book, this story is completely dedicated to Gabe.

So if you are reading my blog for the first time, know that I speak of angels and archangels as non-denominational, celestial beings that aren’t part of any particular “religion”. Gabriel however is recognized in Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Bahaai Faith as he is one of the only two archangels mentioned in the Bible; Gabriel and Michael. It is Gabriel that first appears to Mary to advise her of the upcoming birth of her son, Jesus. But Gabriel is not just known in the Bible, you can see different versions of Gabriel depicted in countless TV shows and movies such as Supernatural, Constantine, Legion, The Prophecy, 40 Nights and of course the movie titled simply, “Gabriel” to name a few.

As the archangel that delivers powerful messages and announcements, Gabriel is often depicted with a horn or a trumpet and who’s name means “Messenger of God”. Gabriel often appears in a male form but don’t let that fool you; Also as the angel of children and known to aid and assist women during pregnancy and childbirth, Gabriel often appears as a female as well. Countless stories speak of Gabriel androgynously as well and that’s one of the things I love about Gabe the most. When I feel the warm orange glow of Archangel Gabriel’s aura, I know he is with me and it doesn’t matter how she appears to me. I know he brings good tidings. 🙂

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If you would like to work with Archangel Gabriel, you can! Orange stones and crystals like Citrine and Amber will help and don’t forget your copper!

Meditate and come from a place of calm and peace. Remember to ground your self, and open our crown chakra to Gabriel. Visualize the warm orange glow of Gabriel, wear orange, put orange slices in your water and ask for guidance. You can say something like: Dear Archangel Gabriel, Messenger of God who brought good tidings to Mary about the birth of her son Jesus, please assist me at this time with _________. ” And remember to always give thanks.

This editions special message is from Gabriel who says: Stay true to yourself! Don’t compromise or water down your ideas. Listen to, trust and follow your inner voice.

Thank you again for reading. If you have “angel stories” you’d like to share with me, send them to me! I’d love to hear from you.

Angel hugs and Angel blessings,