Psychic readings fans, I just got good news! The COVID-19 virus restrictions on businesses in Madison have been lifted! Okay, not unrestricted, but more on the cautious side, which is as it should be. My psychic readings are being done in the classroom, which allows for a lot more room, and the client is six feet away from me at all times. Masks must be worn by everyone and there may be no more than 5 clients in the store at one time, in accordance with current restrictions. Other than that, my psychic readings will be helpful and accurate, as they have been for over 40 years!
Now, more than ever, we need to find strength in ourselves and each other. Rather than complain about all the negative things, let’s all look for the good, the blessings in our lives and be thankful for that, and keep a positive attitude to manifest the positive! I cannot express how much I have missed all my psychic reading clients! I love being able to help people having the privilege to meet so many amazing people at Cosmic Delights, the fantastic store where I do psychic readings locally. Check them out for gems, incense, oils, great gifts, CBDs of all kinds, gorgeous jewelry and more! Also at Cosmic Delights is Luna Lynn Frey, who is a Sacred Sound Oracle. She regularly holds classes, events and sound sessions in Cosmic’s spacious classroom. Ask about getting one of Luna Lynn’s Sound Healing Sessions. It is a most profound experience which I highly recommend!
I look forward to seeing you all again soon, and also, please have a look around my Etsy shop, I’ve added so many things, including hand-sewn face masks, New and Improved Smokeless Smudge, and some of the most beautiful wire wrapped gemstones and Swarovski Crystal pieces that you will find today. Please visit soon and don’t hesitate to ask for something if you can’t find it, I love a challenge!
Hello everyone. Today I feel like venting a bit so I figured I’d just throw caution to the winds and deliver my thoughts, unfiltered.
I’m in the midst of the coronavirus restriction, which means most stores are closed, and my Saturday office at Cosmic Delights is closed as well, due to the store closing. I am missing my psychic reading clients so badly, and my soul hurts not to be reading. I’ve been looking on the bright side or at least pretending to ever since this thing began, but today, my bipolar has drifted to the bottom of the sad/happy scale.
I was very happy when I was able to get out of the house earlier today, so we could put some air in the tires of our car and get a pan to cook a turkey the pantry gave us. While we were out, we went to Tenney Park by Lake Mendota and spent some time out there, in the cold, windy day, watching the rough waves out on the lake. I hugged several trees, photographed absolutely everything, and at the end, I photographed the beautiful clouds overhead in a heavenly blue sky and felt better. I even snapped a picture of two crazy, happy people riding a tandem bike, who stopped by the park for a break.
But then it comes home to me just how tight things are. Without my readings, almost half of y monthly income is gone, not to mention the positive interactions I have with people. Some folks seem to think that I’m some sort of guru or selfless role model, doing readings and counseling folks as I do, but what the truth is this: I get as much from doing the readings as any of my clients do. I get back all the positive energy I give away and then some. And to tell the truth, without it, I feel lost and alone. I truly love my people and I miss them all so much! Facebook is nice, but it’s not the same as speaking to someone face to face, looking into their eyes and souls and sharing a mystical bond that strengthens us both.
And you know what else? I never used to be a “huggy” person. I was raised in a very cold environment. Never got “I love you”s or hugs and all that stuff. I never thought I needed it. But once I set myself free from the restrictive environment where I grew up and the judgmental people therein, I realized that even a simple hug, a show of camaraderie, or friendship or that ever so rare meeting between two souls who have a shared past life history is something that not only do I need, I crave that and I don’t do well without it.
I can see that others are making good decisions during this time by marketing their readings, crystals and other such online, on live feeds and other venues, and in a way, I very much admire that, but it makes me sad and sort of disgruntled that I am camera shy and not at all good with online face to face things. As a strong empath, I am used to being able to “read” people when I am with them, at least to the extent of feeling a bit of what they feel, and without that, I feel like I’m working blindfolded. Now I know some folks (you know who you are) would say that that is a crutch, but dammit, I am an old dog now and new tricks don’t come easy. Working through manic depression is hard enough, and now this virus has the world in a weird kind of stasis, all of us holding out breaths, waiting to see how this plays out, that all that, combined with my anxiety makes me just want to dig a big hole and bury myself until such time as I can rise from my grave, reborn into a healthy world once again.
So there are my cheerful self and thoughts for today. I am, on the other hand, collecting a series of photos I’ve taken, showing people out walking and bicycling, carrying on with their happy lives despite everything. I really admire those people who are doing so while still “social distancing” as a good citizen should. Rock on people. Those of us who feel as if literally everything in our lives has changed need to see you out playing in the sun. Rock on, crazy, happy people.
This is just a quick update to let you all know that a few noteworthy events are happening in the Madison area soon. I have to keep this brief, due to the influx of work I have on my plate right now, but I am going to include links for these events so you can go explore on your own. I hope you find this helpful and perhaps I’ll see you at one or more of these Madison happenings!
This is a group that I’ve just discovered, and I just can’t say enough about how wonderfully diverse the group is. This welcoming and supportive an environment made me feel truly blessed to be counted among them. There are no requirements of psychic ability, and all interested people are welcome. Definitely, one to check out, folks! For further details, just click the link above and follow your intuition!
Here’s a new event from our friends at Cosmic Delights! The Black Moon is a special time for self-exploration and discovery. Luna Lynn Frey leads this group which will include a special Black Moon meditation. This workshop also comes with a candle and instructions for further workings on your own. Not to be missed, please RSVP. Details available by clicking the link above.
Tarot lovers, this one is for you! Our friends at Cosmic Delights are doing a great job of unifying the local Tarot scene by hosting this very informal meeting. Be aware that this is a tarot share circle, not a tarot 101 class. You will be expected to have your own deck. Plan to participate in reflections as well as group readings, discussions and practice readings. It is a great, safe way to compare your own findings with that of another Tarot-friendly folk! Click the link above to get started!
Need a recharge? Try this group participation meditation to open, clear and align the 7 main chakras. According to Cosmic Delights, No previous knowledge or vocal skill required. Chakra Toning is a simple yet extremely powerful way to maintain energetic health and balance. After the Chakra Toning, a Sacred Sound Bath will be offered. Crystal singing bowls, Tibetan singing bowls, crystal pyramids, and channeled vocal singing will be blended. Check out the details and RSVP info by clicking the link above as soon as possible as space is limited!
This is an ongoing group of magical spirit-driven sisters that wish to gather and create without judgment or expectation. A place to unwind and connect with like-minded ladies in safe space. If you are an artistically inclined person, great, but even if not, you can still get involved and create some magic of your own! Open to all female or female identifiers. Please click the link above to see requirements and RVSP information. Hosted by Luna Lynn Frey of Cosmic Delights.
I look forward to seeing you at this fantastic group that I’ve discovered! This group is open to any curious, interested people, as well as professionals in the psychic community. This is a safe space to explore things relate4d to the psychic realms and meet and greet with like-minded individuals. There are no requirements of psychic ability, and all interested people are welcome, as long as their attendance includes a positive attitude. Definitely, one to check out, folks! For further details, just click the link above and I’ll see you there!
Next month will begin my Free Reading Contest!w One lucky winner to receive an Advanced Psychic Reading, just for agreeing to share their results (anonymously of course) on RavenFabal.com. I will be making stone and herb recommendations for the winner as well.
I am now taking orders for custom amulets to help with various issues. This is in addition to my standard Protection, Peace, Health, Money and Love amulets, and Spell Candles. Message me if you have a special situation that you would like help with and I will be delighted to work with you!
Stone of the Month for August
I can’t wait to finally get time to work with the fantastic cache of Genuine, High-Quality Lapis Lazuli that I have recently acquired! Thus, Lapis Lazuli will be my Stone of the Month for August! Stay tuned for an in-depth exploration of this vibrant member of the Mineral Kingdom! Discover its many uses, healing properties, and fascinating history, along with some scientific facts about this “Royal” stone!
Thanks for visiting my site. I appreciate all comments and suggestions! Check back soon, because in coming weeks I will feature one crystal or gem, and explore the healing, helping benefits of each. Is there a stone or crystal that you would like to learn more about? Leave me a comment below and we’ll explore it together soon!
I’m happy to announce that some of my own Solitary Circle creations are now available at a terrific local store, Cosmic Delights in East Madison, Wisconsin!
The owners Luna and Andrew are both great people, and bring a knowledge and experience
to this store that I’ve often found lacking in other metaphysical type establishments. Helping people find just what they are looking for, or helping them to discover what stones, oils, etc. will best help them is something I’ve seen first hand and I am very impressed with the kind and competent way they deal with everyone who comes in.
So, after years of selling my goodies only direct, at festivals and online, I am putting some things for sale at Cosmic Delights and frankly, it is I who am delighted for my products to be there!
Some of the Raven Fabal.com and Solitary Circle items you can now go see at Cosmic Delights include, my hand carved wooden wands, athames and staffs, Spell Candles, in Love, Prosperity/Success and Peace/Protection varieties, in a new votive size, simple to use, and sized small enough to get results started fast!
Another favorite from my very first days of selling spells and potions is my Smokeless Smudge! Brewed one small batch at a time, this powerful potion comes in a convenient small non-aerosol spray bottle so you can use this to cleanse your environment, no matter where that should happen to be! Car, home, office, anywhere it’s needed! Besides being a powerful cleansing potion made with Sage, Sweetgrass, Cedarwood and other traditional smudging herbs and resins, this stuff smells incredible and the aromatheraputic benefits alone help to make any place happier and more calm. If you haven’t tried it yet, please do, and share it with others who might need it. Great for a small gift under the Yule tree this season!
I have a small selection of Tarot/Rune/Dice drawstring bags there as well although I have just received a new lot of fabrics and plan to add more variety and more of the large size bags to the existing collection soon.
Did I mention that Cosmic Delights has a terrific selection of stones and crystals? In addition to tumbled and raw minerals, they also have some carved pieces and many wonderful pieces of gemstone jewelry as well. They carry tarot decks, books, and incense, too! As a matter of fact, they carry my very own, made right here in Madison, Solitary Circle Incense! So there are some very good things happening right now, and I hope you will pay a visit to Cosmic Delights soon! I’m sure you’ll be as delighted as I am! Tell ’em Raven sent you!
I wrote last January about a moment of kindness I experienced through a chance encounter with a stranger. My local Bagel Man, at Einstein’s Bagels located at 3904 E Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53704. I’m giving the full address in case you should want to send him a holiday card after hearing about how awesome he is. I know I do! Plus, no kidding, best bagels (you have to try the French Toast bagels!) and most delicious coffee anywhere, super clean shop and friendly staff. Win/win, right?
Anyway, you can read the original article here, and it really touched me, how kind this fellow was to em, so it’s a pretty good read, I think. But anyway, I have gone through a LOT since last January, including almost a month in the hospital with pancreatitis (Oh Gods! How I missed my bagels then!) and a lot of personal challenges otherwise too. But I have to say that throughout all that trouble, every once in a while I would remember the morning when everything seemed to gang up on me at once and I was trying to hide my tears in the bagel shop when this wonderful, good hearted individual showed me an act of random kindness, and it warmed my heart all over again, every time I thought about it and even now, he touches my heart.
Well, I saw my very favorite bagel guy this morning, and finally learned his name and finally told him how much I appreciated his care and kindness on that long ago, cold and cloudy January day. I had been too well, I guess embarrassed would have to be the word, to talk to him about it before. I’m not sure why, and folks, believe me, I don’t embarrass easily! But today I spoke to him about it and I’m glad I did because I don’t think he had any idea of how profound an effect his actions had on me.
It’s important for us to remember things like that. Kindness, compassion, caring, whether in the form of a pat on the back, a donation to a charity or food bank, or even a bit of chocolate to cheer up a stranger on a grey cold day, all have their lasting effect on people!
The ones who do these seemingly small acts of kindness seldom get so much as a thanks, and more seldom still are they aware that they honestly made a difference for someone else, long past the time of the event itself. Here’s hoping that all of us can follow Bagel Man’s fine example and just care, and let it show, for that kind of thing is a beacon in the darkness for some people, some times, when they need it most. Also, guess what? I finally found out that his name is Steve.
Thanks again, Steve, the Mighty Bagel Man who makes the whole world a little bit better just for being in it. You rock Steve!
UPDATE – January – Well, now I am embarassed. When I went to Einstein’s yeterday, I saw my favorite bagel man and apparently I was mistaken about his name! I believe, based on intel I got from questioning a clerk (since I was far too embarrassed to ask the man himself), that his name is actually Phil. But you know what? I could be wrong again – and besides, superheroes don’t need proper first names. So, Steve, Phil, or whatever name you go by, thank you and you will lwys be Bagel Man to me!