Spirit Animals_how they help us

Animals hold vibrational frequencies that can assist us on our journeys. The more we are aware of their spirit and connect with them, the more they can help us to expand.

Winnie the pooh

Just stepping outside and bringing your awareness to the sound of a bird and allowing that sound to become part of you, right here, right now, in that moment…you are connecting to Source. The animal kingdom is of the 3rd Dimension. Where thought forms have clumped into denser energy and become carbon forms with intelligence through a brain (unlike the forces and elements and chemical properties of the 1D mineral kingdom and the sentience of the 2D plant kingdom.

Some animals, such as our pets, vibrate at a very high frequency as they are an expression of ourselves in purity. We grow a lot when we connect with our pets and learn much about unconditional love and loyalty amongst other lessons. The trick is to not always talk to your pet but listen also and feel their love.

And then there are our spirit animals. They walk beside you and once you connect with them (usually one is strongest of all) there is no more questioning that you are absolutely and unconditionally loved by Spirit.

My spirit animal is wolf. Here is a video of my first ever encounter with Wolf in England. It howled and howled and kept looking at me and coming over and whimpering.

I have received messages both from other people and through my own guidance – channeling and dreams and in meditation, that wolf is my spirit animal. Not only do I know this in my very being…I have also met IRL !! (see my journal entry here for more details. I think this is very unusual. I have not heard of it before from anyone else. Having said that, I think many people have met their spirit animals but were unaware at the time that the animal was from Spirit. More about my wolf here https://franinthevortex.com/2016/05/01/wolf/

For example, just this week I met Raven in the ‘real’ world who came to warn me of the dangers of opening to the astral plane in areas that have been defiled. (see previous post) When I was lost in the bush, I stumbled across Fox who was trying to tell me to wisen-up! quick smart and get a grip, think more. 🙂 Lovely fox!

On an Earth walk with Heather Price in Shamanic training, I came across an enormous collection of spiders on massive webs. Spider was teaching me that I am part of the web of life, part of community and needed to find my own community and get connected into the web and play my part.More here from May 2016 https://franinthevortex.com/2016/05/28/882/

On another occasion spider came and bit me when I (once before) got off path at the national park and opened to ceremony. https://franinthevortex.com/2016/05/21/spider-bite/


It seems the spirit world has to over exaggerate to get my attention 😛

These love birds in my garden taught me an appreciation of partnership and love and affection: So synchronised, just like my husband and me for 25 years!

DSC_2862.JPGAnd of course let’s not forget the feathers! My very first post on this blog. franinthevortex.com/2016/01/29/receiver-of-feathers/



And then there is whale who came to me when I was asking for the spirit animal of a client: “What is her spirit animal?” I asked. Within 10 minutes I enter a clearing from the bush and see a massive whale breaching and tossing about out on the ocean. That one made me laugh out loud!

And Goanna who came to confirm it was OK to start the grid of Ashati healers into the Australia wide meditation:


Here is an example of how to open yourself to signs in nature like I was taught:

https://franinthevortex.com/2016/05/09/first-ashati-meditation-circle-sydney/ as well as https://franinthevortex.com/2016/05/28/882/

What animals have been trying to communicate with you recently? Can you remember a time when an animal came (seemingly out of nowhere) and shared a message with you? Ask a question now and then look to the animal kingdom and find the answer coming to you, you just need to notice. Pay attention from now on…they are always trying to share their wisdom.

I haven’t explored much of this site, just did a quick search, but this might help some people…but keep in mind that Spirit speaks directly to you! with all your experiences and knowledge and thoughts…so it’s always good to make your own meanings too!


Love, love, love to you X




Spirit animal and Aboriginal Assistance

SO, A friend and I go to the national park each week to go for a beautiful walk in nature, enjoy a picnic lunch and also practice our channeling. Last week was magnificent! We went to the Royal NP and sat in the Audley flats. I set up a cone around us and crystal grid, called in protection and the channeling was amazingly clear and so beautiful. Messages were of love and hope and peace and offered advice on where to offer help (children and animals).

This week, we thought we would combine the cliffs and maybe catch a lagging whale…which we did!…


We walked to the sacred pool at Curracurrang. The walk was divine and we saw beautiful New Holland honeyeaters.

The waterfall was noisy but it was idyllic for a picnic. We talked a lot about nature and the Earth and were accompanied by Crow. We then walked back and stopped off to find a good spot for channeling.

We walked off the track on the cliffs. We started getting signs which I persistently ignored or misinterpreted…friend saw a hand, was it saying stop or waving? I even started talking about how you can go on Earth-walks to read the signs from nature (which I experienced with Heather Price whilst doing Shamanic Path training). I have been receiving messages lately about respect and honour. Respecting and honouring myself and others and the journey and places and the energy itself. We chatted about this too.

Most importantly we chose a spot that was on the cliffs, unprotected from the wind and where people had been recently leaving water bottles and images of penises on the sand. We also ignored this.

I always like to do ritual to start our sessions but I must admit to not feeling the sacredness of things. I tried for a long time to alight the sage and cleanse ourselves and the area..this may have been our saving grace. I started to call in the channeling energies I had been taught and ground ourselves and started calling in our guides, Archangel Michael etc

Then a massive crow came and cawwed at us from just above our heads on the rock. I stopped but then continued. I even thought it must be some message but I didn’t know what. Then I asked friend if she would like to say anything. She said “I think we need to stop’. I was actually relieved and stopped immediately. The crow flew away. Friend said she saw three aboriginal people standing and watching and saying it was ok then walked away as we had stopped.

We left straight away from the area.

Now, what the hell was going on?

Firstly, I was ashamed at not picking up any of the signs even though they were ridiculously obvious and felt I had let myself and guides down. I was unsure if we had done something wrong (maybe by performing ritual off the tracks) and I had received numerous reminders to be more mindful…by falling down the track at one point and going off track and having to walk through the thick bush and also at the pool when I realised I was scattered and tried to slow and breathe. All pointing out to be more mindful.

But that night I went in to meditation and got a little more insight. Firstly I saw that the recent visitors had defiled the space and their imprint had been left. I don’t think they were bad people at all, just that they were being influenced by the energy themselves. I saw a man jump from the cliff but I’m not sure if this was recent or a long time ago. Like the area had wrong energy and it would be a really bad idea to open up to the astral plane at that place. IN Aboriginal culture, places are sacred and some places are defiled. I think this was one of those places.

So the next question is, what was I learning through this experience?

Firstly, RESPECT! respect for my own intuition (which was blaring at me but which I over-rode by thinking I was doing what was expected) and the messages that are sent to me by way of guidance (I love how a big CROW came and yelled at us after we didn’t listen to any of the other more subtle signs.) I feel as though we are being held to higher standards now. No more playing around.

Secondly, be mindful. Mindful of where I am, what is gong on around me and what I am trying to do and why I am doing it.

Thirdly, big respect for the traditional custodians of this land. For 65, 000 years!


They have lived and looked after this land and know its secrets. I feel like a little cub getting a very gentle tap on my wrist..in a kind and protective way. They were probably watching us all day.

I apologised to everyone involved and renewed my apologies to the Archangels for not listening to them last week during an activation.

I have a LOT to learn. I am such a small and unknowing person gaining access to grandeur and stumbling along the way, needing help and rescue from the spirit world when I make mistakes (a few times now).

I am so grateful that I am loved and deemed worthy of teaching, even though I stuff up sometimes.




Today I met Ptolemy. I did this meditation:

And when Natalie said that someone would come forward I saw an older Greek man in a white robe…it was confusing because I also ‘felt’ Egypt but he was also dressed in Greek/Roman white with a light shawl. He handed me a scroll and gave his name: Ptolemy.

Must admit I had to do a search and find out who he is. A great mind. Teacher, astronomer, mathematician, poet. Here is a poem written by Ptolemy:

Well do I know that I am mortal, a creature of one day.
But if my mind follows the wandering path of stars
Then my feet no longer rest on earth, but standing by
Zeus himself, I take my fill of ambrosia, the food of the gods. 

Goodness, big things ahead!

Who will visit you?!?

Sirius Energies

This week is the first week of July. It is the week when our Sun is furthest away and Sirius is so bright in our night sky. It is 28 times brighter than our own sun!

Last night I was sitting outside with my family enjoying a night fire and marshmallows when I spotted Sirius and told everyone it was the brightest star in the sky. They all laughed about it being so serious but I was simply amazed at how bright it was.

This week I taught my friend how to channel her guides and I cleared her aura. Apparently this is the best thing to do at this time of year…start a new meditative practice and clear old energies. How in flow and synchronised are we?!

I also painted Sirius in a painting this week, even the 3 magi who followed the star to Jesus.

Wow! This world blows my mind

Who are your spirit guides?

Who are your Spirit Guides? …..You!

Your spirit guides are your higher selves..aspects of your soul living in the higher dimensions. Fractals of your soul already in the 5th, 6th and 7th dimensions..and beyond.

When you came to Earth, you detached part of you to live in the 3D. Well, not exactly detached…you’re still attached to ALL parts of you and indeed to Everything, but when you passed the veil, you lost awareness of that higher part of yourself that vibrates at a higher frequency within and around the Torus of your energy system. You had to slow down part of yourself quite a bit just to pass the veil to come into the world of form and matter. The slower, denser energies (and the physical body itself) formed to live in this NOW on Earth.

Isn’t that so cool?! No wonder guides say they are always with you and encourage you and want you to learn and grow…they ARE you. It also explains why they are always there..patiently waiting for you to listen to the higher wisdom of your own soul and Spirit beyond.

Of course you also have many teachers that come and go depending on what you are learning. They may be ascended masters or ‘friends’ from other dimensions and galaxies or archetypal energies coming in to boost your consciousness. It’s all rather magnificent. …On one level you could say they are you too as we are all ONE anyway 🙂 

To access guides more easily, the trick is to work through the denser lower emotional bodies attached to the lower 3 chakras (root, sacral and solar plexus). As you release old patterns of perception and let go of fear and limiting beliefs, thoughts, emotions and actions…you access the higher and higher vibrations of the higher energy bodies…most importantly, you access the Astral layer and THAT is where your guides are patiently waiting for you 🙂


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So I have joined BOTA. A funny thing happened…I signed up and paid for the month. I received access to the site and the first lesson (the first lesson is sent via email from the site once you join) …I read the couple of pages and promptly forgot it. I waited for my package with my first 4 lessons.

3 weeks later I still had not received my lessons.

I finally set up the little ritual for initiation. I performed the ritual, signed my name and just felt stronger.

That night I went to Mary-Anne’s meditation group and in the meditation, I smoked a pipe with an elder.  That’s all that happened the entire meditation…we passed the pipe between us and took a puff over and over. I kept trying to make other magical things happen but it always came back to this.  I came home and looked up this meaning and it turns out I was confirming the commitment I had made. Our sacred pipe ceremony sealed it!

The next day I received my package of lessons!

I looked at the first lesson and found pages I had not seen! New information and I was able to actually understand what was written. I looked back at the downloaded lesson 1 and it was all there! For some magical reason I had not been able to ‘access’ it properly until I had performed the ritual and committed.

Crazy and exciting times ahead!

But what do I want?


Oh my goodness…what a change

This week I have taught my first Ashati 1 workshop and given my first student an activation to Ashati 1 and we are both so excited about the great new beginnings as her new life unfolds. I just LOVE it! I have my second next week.

This week also brought my very first payment for a commissioned painting “Soul Light Portrait” by someone I do not know and have never met. It is my 4th soul light portrait 🙂

This week ALSO saw my first session with Mel channeling, practicing mediumship and psychic readings and playing around with the channels. Upgrading and feeling the higher and higher realms of our Being.

Oh my goodness! Maybe I have passed a test 🙂

Now to do my ritual agreement for joining the Builders of The Adytum