Monday, December 11, 2017

The 7 Treasure Trove Signs The Universe Is Sending You Messages

Hello Mermaid Junkies, 

I remember when I first began my transformational tale of living The Law of Attraction I began to notice many things. I have always been a dreamy sort of Merry Maid so most of the time I live in fairytale land anyway. However, I wanted to share with you the significant seven that I noticed and continue to notice along my transformational tale {journey}. The more I took notice and acknowledged in my heart with a silent "thank you" of appreciation the more the Universe would send me signs. 


In the beginning when I was using my focus wheels to manifest my soul mate Jeffrey, I'd see the number 1 in sequence constantly. He and I had made a little secret contract with one another that when we saw the sequenced numbers we'd know we were thinking of one another and always make wishes upon these angel numbers. I'd see his name initials and birth date on license plates, receipt's, and my favorite 3 white Lexus cars in a row. 
The beautiful thing about number sequences is that as a powerful creator we can set personal intentions with the Universe according to what we feel a deep connection with. Several of mine are seeing my totems, certain animals, and my personal favorite numbers {3} in my daily activities. Its my personal reminder that I'm on the right spiritual stream for my desires and dreams.
I took my daughter to the zoo and saw 3 flamingos, which are some of my favorite birds. 

I collect feathers as I know they are one sign that is the universe sending me hints that what I was thinking of at the time of the feather appearing was an answer to a set intentional prayer. 
In this camera view as I was sitting there on the beach, I noticed 6 seagulls lined up at the shoreline. I was having double vision. 

When you are clear spiritually and in the stream to manifesting your desires, your intuitive nature speeds up. You see oceans of signs, and this is a deep knowing that the frequency of your reality is accelerating.

I was on a bike ride and noticed this angel. Another sign that I contractually made with the universe. 

I found this perfectly dead butterfly lying on the side walk.

Another perfectly dead butterfly lying on the sidewalk. I have now used these gorgeous things in glass boxes. They are a beautiful reminder that the universe loves me. 

Three geese on my morning walk. 

A beautiful white feather.
"When angels are near, feathers appear."

This was a lovely morning of playing in the garden. I have had this stone border for over two years out back and never until this particular day noticed 3 hearts all lined up. 

I enjoy being next to water on a daily basis. Even if its for only a few minutes. This particular day I noticed 3 birds.

Hearts are one of my signs. Love



A few of my personal totems are ravens, red birds, and bunnies. The eight weeks prior to meeting Jeffrey through social media I began seeing rabbits, white birds, white Lexus cars, crows and butterflies in a group of three's.

I enjoy painting my totems, and display them around the cottage.

I received two signs at once on this day. Notice the cardinal and the 3 yellow flower blooms on the tree. 

Jeffrey, my soul mate I manifested in eight weeks. 


Rainbows have magical energy and are another symbol of pure clarity. Clarify to the Universe that you're appreciative whenever your signs appear.


The universe wants us to be abundant. Depending on the amount of faith the universe will begin  rewarding us the money. It will begin to trickle in and then flood in like the ocean. be appreciative once again, always acknowledging that the universe doesn't hear what you say but its the feel of appreciation that is of most importance. 
I just recently found all of this at the same time. 

I found this on one of my morning walks.

I found these two pennies on another morning walk. I took them to the lake, made a wish and threw them in.

Once you begin to slumber, you know that all resistance is released and that's when you are in complete vibrational frequency with infinite intelligence. I find that having no dreams at all, is when I know I'm not pushing against resistance in my awake hours. Having restful sleep is a sure sign that I'm in complete alignment. I take my liquid melatonin, place my selected crystals next to my bedside table, apply my dōTerra essentials oils and place my Abraham Hicks restful sounds on. 

I have begun to meet new people to help me along my path. I am beginning to attract resources and events as they have unfolded. I know these little particulars are messages to me as my next waves of inspiration on my journey continually manifest right before my eyes. 

I hope this post served you and that you find your own personal treasures with each of these signs. 

Yours til my next swim, Raquel 

Sunday, November 26, 2017

The Significance Of Tea Time

I began the little tradition of tea time when I was nineteen years old. I had moved to Mississippi to begin my life as an aspiring homemaker. I lived in a historic 1900's Victorian Colonial one block from the beach. The home that had been turned into small apartments and a studio. The studio I lived in was the servants quarters at one time. The kind lady that was my landlady was from Denmark. I was immediately drawn to her as I have the Dutch heritage as well. Every day at 3:00 p.m. she would invite me over for tea and crumpets. It was the beginning of a lovely sentiment that I have carried with me henceforth.  
Taking tea can be anywhere. I am often found in the garden taking time for tea, while painting and spending time with my bunny, Oliver.
 Taking tea makes life beautiful no matter the circumstances. Meaning that everyone can make time for tea. It matters not of wealth, poverty, class, or status. Living in the most humble of homes is often times the loveliest to share in tea time.
 Usually, on Sundays, I will make a cookie of my liking to have for the week with my tea time. Two of my favorites that I've been making for decades are my Magical Mermaid Peanut Butter cookies and my Pirate's Pecan and Cranberry Biscotti. I am mostly a loner when I take time for tea, but I much prefer it. However, on occasion, I go to a little place called Whistle Stop Garden and Tea Room that's a few miles from my home. The lady that works there is from Cotswold, England and she serves tea, scones, jellies, treats and fresh English finger foods she makes herself. I thoroughly enjoy spending time with her, we talk mostly about gardening.

 I actually schedule my tea time according to my little painting below.
 Here are a few tea remedies. Chai Tea is wonderful for a boost to the immune system, especially for the flue and colds. Lemon and honey tea is gentle and relieves a sore throat. Ginger tea settles an upset tummy. It's also fin'tastic for nausea. Peppermint tea is wonderful for digestion and bloating.

 Having tea in "My Treasure Room" is a daily ritual. I set time aside to spend quiet time with myself and of course my bunny Oliver. I spend the tea time making lists, planning little projects, reading my selected literature for the week, or looking through magazines to encourage my creativity.

  I always have a candle going during tea time. The ambiance is perfect. I have always made the spot where I take tea special. I use pretty cups, spoons, teapots, flowers fresh from the garden, and embroidered linens that I've collected. There's always some nice little inexpensive cups and linens at the thrift stores for pennies. The dollar tree has charming little candles too for that perfect romantic lighting.
 I have found that having tea time really energizes me and encourages my daily tasks for the day to be completed. My children growing up always knew that they were more than welcome to join me during tea time, and if they chose not to join me, they weren't allowed to interrupt my tea time. I made a very strict decision to take that time for myself. I truly believe with all of my heart that because I chose to be selfish with my desires, It taught my children to have respect for me, as well as, themselves. We are all individually important and self care is essential to our life's vitality.
 Here I am creating a list of inspired blog posts to write for my blog.
 A few paintings for your enjoyment.
Yours til my next swim, Raquel