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DARKSHINEZ

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Hi @DARKSHINEZ Essential oils can help get rid of and deter Termites. Vetiver seems to be top at repelling them Closely followed by Orange oil. Others kill them So just wanting them out These are the 2 to go for. Problem is, if its a bad infestation extermination may be he way to go first. BUT I personally would try the oils to repel them first.
Thank you @Pearlized.

Is that a "kinder" way to deal with termites, using the essential oils?

I was searching the net before my post and did see using essential oils [saw Neem as another oil mentioned].

It's a sudden happening ~ one day the counter tops were all clean and then there were all these "chips", and also in the cupboard above where I have mugs. I cleaned everything up and thinking it was most likely termites. Then, a few days later, the chips, etc. were on the counter tops, cupboards again.

Of the essential oils I have on hand now, I don't have any of the specific one's mentioned for termites. I do have some Neem powder and not sure how I could make that into a concoction for the termites.
 

Pearlized

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Thank you @Pearlized.

Is that a "kinder" way to deal with termites, using the essential oils?

I was searching the net before my post and did see using essential oils [saw Neem as another oil mentioned].

It's a sudden happening ~ one day the counter tops were all clean and then there were all these "chips", and also in the cupboard above where I have mugs. I cleaned everything up and thinking it was most likely termites. Then, a few days later, the chips, etc. were on the counter tops, cupboards again.

Of the essential oils I have on hand now, I don't have any of the specific one's mentioned for termites. I do have some Neem powder and not sure how I could make that into a concoction for the termites.
Those oil i mentioned are the kinder way. More repellent than anything else. Other oils like Clove bud, or Garlic oil are more to kill them off. Neem powder will kill them, not repel them. It has to get onto them to do that. If you just want a repellent then that is not the way forward.

Also its not just about getting rid of these already there. Its finding the nest and dealing with that too, as the ones still to hatch out will soon take over those you get rid of now.

It is a tricky one. Looking at what i just said. I am wondering if there is anything or anyone in your life that you need to repel or permanently get rid of too. A pest A nuisance. Something that is slowly eating away at you, that you can deal with in a simple way.
 

DARKSHINEZ

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Those oil i mentioned are the kinder way. More repellent than anything else. Other oils like Clove bud, or Garlic oil are more to kill them off. Neem powder will kill them, not repel them. It has to get onto them to do that. If you just want a repellent then that is not the way forward.

Also its not just about getting rid of these already there. Its finding the nest and dealing with that too, as the ones still to hatch out will soon take over those you get rid of now.

It is a tricky one. Looking at what i just said. I am wondering if there is anything or anyone in your life that you need to repel or permanently get rid of too. A pest A nuisance. Something that is slowly eating away at you, that you can deal with in a simple way.

Okay, thanks for offering what you know about the oils and some being kinder, etc.

In real / practical terms - the nest is coming from another unit in the building and it has now come to my unit. The landlord that lives below me has them, and the units connected to mine via walls / my kitchen area, have them. I only discovered this as I immediately reported to the landlord that I have them.

In your last part of the message that is wisely viewing things in other ways and what can be addressed in a universal picture way or many universes ways ... working with the landlord and repelling, etc. and dealing, navigating with in simple ways [Me and Dealing with the landlord is relative here with the termites] ...

Thank you for responding, offering your input, and listening [via the online forum posts].
Hugs. :)

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UPDATE:

I picked up some orange oil and spread it out in the apartment rental kitchen places where the termites and their business was suddenly showing.

The landlady had a termite inspector come in, quite promptly {not her usual}.

What I could glean is that other units in the small apartment building have {and have had * unreported or reported and not addressed?} termites {and that nothing has been addressed before it became a bigger issue}.

I have been clearing out my kitchen in preparation for the termite extermination ...

animal spirits and messages +++
 
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Grasshopper

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I am going to give you some thoughts with which to start. First do you enjoy meditation and visualization (i.e. find it useful). If so, you can most certainly move yourself into a deeper space and express your desire to learn from Leopard. Endeavor to visualize the animal in its native habitat moving slowly toward you (not in a threatening way). You can also do rituals that honor the creature before and during contact, or any time thereafter. This subject is akin to what we were discussing about sensing auras/energy. What works for another person my be a flop for you.

I am betting Mama Bear may have insights about some traditional shamanic approaches like mimicry and drumming, but I'll leave that to her far more capable hands.
 

Mark Ravenheart

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Thank you @Grasshopper I was wondering if there is an element of "talking" telepathically with animal spirit the same way as I did with physical animals? I appreciate you getting me started as I temporarily forgot that Mama Bear is on vacation. I am excited and really quite anxious to learn about Shamanic practices and spirit, totem, and power animals. As a matter of fact, my main interest is shamanic practice and not necessarily Tarot reading. Again, I appreciate you for getting me off to a start!!
 

Pearlized

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OK This is a question for you @Mama Bear Hoping you can help with info, answers, explanation or anything that sets hubby on the right path. So i might ramble a bit/lot LOL first is how it all kicked off just after 4pm UK time.

We had gone out for a few drinks then taxi up to a new place for us for a meal. A date meal kinda thing First in a very long time.
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Got there and got a drink. Sat opposite the bar but hubby was not happy Said something felt off. So we moved to the side of the fireplace further away. It continued he still felt off. Was twitchy and thought a resident ghost wanted to talk. But was pushy to the point of being annoying.
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He went out for a smoke, but when he came back in What he thought was resident was not. There was a funeral wake in the room to the right of the bar and whoever's funeral it was for wanted him to tell certain women in that room what they thought of them.
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We had to leave after that one drink with no food. As whoever it was would not back off or take no for an answer.
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Disrespectful and pushy beyond belief. I was fuming as it was the first time in ages we had decided to go out for a meal like this. Semi dressed up and looking forward to it. .
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Will be a while before he has the confidence to do that again. ANYWHERE.

This kind of thing drives him insane because he still cannot stop them from getting into his head. He does not know how to stop them when out of our home. Even when at home it can take me to get angry and kick them out when not wanted at that time. Like tonight, i had already said no Not dealing with any of this tonight. I am already pissed off from earlier.

Then his gran came to chat and told him. ""The cards Your cards at the side of you. King and Queen"" He has tarot cards i gave him. Nope not them. Cards further back So he fished about on the shelf but further back behind him. He found my pack of playing cards. 2 sets in the box from the 1977 silver jubilee of Queen Elizabeth 2nd and the backs. Other pack has Prince Philip on the back. Hubby did not even know they were there. But told me The king and Queen. Still confused with it all and now i am getting past the stage of wanting to hear or know anymore
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Well it carried on and i went outside for a smoke, yelling as i went ""NO NO NO I said NO not dealing with any of this tonight. I said as we walked home i did NOT want to hear about any of it.

He then started saying "" Sorry Sorry"" Over and over. Seems his gran realised i was not happy about dealing with any thing like this tonight and was apologising, which i did except.

Then as she left she told him"" Pearl. Friend. Cards."" I just looked at him and asked ""Which friend"" Then it clicked. So does she means my friend with THE cards as in Bernadette and the Ark cards. What am i supposed to ask her.""

Well it seems @Mama Bear you have the answers to what he needs to know. Yea i am now thinking REALLY. I know what he needs to learn, but obviously there is something he needs to know.

Maybe time to book that reading i have been thinking about. For both of us. Looks like the new laptop i have been thinking about can wait a while longer.

I know what i need right now though. A damn drink reaching for the ""Jack n Coke.
 

Grasshopper

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It sounds like your husband is very sensitive and hasn't figured out how to create a "dimmer switch."

There are some people who can't just dismiss stuff like this, even when it's a ghost getting out-right uppity. Early on in my spiritual ah-ha moments, other people's spirit guides would sometimes come to me asking to relay a message. Once or twice, ok... but one person's guide came to me daily for nearly a week AT WORK. I put my foot down and said "never here," "not now," and "go talk to him yourself." Thank goodness I was opening because I was shouting at the wall (lol).

After that experience, I started to have specific policies about where spirits could visit me and why. My home had a knock first rule even for my dad's spirit.

If you and your husband put these rules in place, he has to be firm (I know you will, but it takes two when you are living under the same roof). Some spiritual entities don't listen very well (they forget you have free will), so you have to keep saying NO NOT NOW over and over again. No entity no matter how familiar has the right to simply barge into your sacred space of home (or into your awareness elsewhere).

You can teach him about personal wards, and give him an amulet that protects against unwanted "intrusions". From what you are saying such an item would need recharging regularly.

Apparently, he's kind of a magnet-spirits see a big welcome mat above his head. This could be due to his past and the resulting mental struggles. It's not uncommon for people with such conditions to also have stressful encounters with incoming spiritual data.

Hey pour me a glass, please

PS: B is more experienced on this topic, but I'm hoping this helps a bit.
 

Pearlized

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It sounds like your husband is very sensitive and hasn't figured out how to create a "dimmer switch."

There are some people who can't just dismiss stuff like this, even when it's a ghost getting out-right uppity. Early on in my spiritual ah-ha moments, other people's spirit guides would sometimes come to me asking to relay a message. Once or twice, ok... but one person's guide came to me daily for nearly a week AT WORK. I put my foot down and said "never here," "not now," and "go talk to him yourself." Thank goodness I was opening because I was shouting at the wall (lol).

After that experience, I started to have specific policies about where spirits could visit me and why. My home had a knock first rule even for my dad's spirit.

If you and your husband put these rules in place, he has to be firm (I know you will, but it takes two when you are living under the same roof). Some spiritual entities don't listen very well (they forget you have free will), so you have to keep saying NO NOT NOW over and over again. No entity no matter how familiar has the right to simply barge into your sacred space of home (or into your awareness elsewhere).

You can teach him about personal wards, and give him an amulet that protects against unwanted "intrusions". From what you are saying such an item would need recharging regularly.

Apparently, he's kind of a magnet-spirits see a big welcome mat above his head. This could be due to his past and the resulting mental struggles. It's not uncommon for people with such conditions to also have stressful encounters with incoming spiritual data.

Hey pour me a glass, please

PS: B is more experienced on this topic, but I'm hoping this helps a bit.
Thank you for validating it all. @Grasshopper You are right about the sign over his head Its one of those bright flashing neon ones that says ""You can talk to me whenever you want"" He does not have the power or strength to stop then at all.

In our home its rare anyone butts in now. We know when the 4 that are allowed in with no issue are here as they let us know. Once we acknowledge them, its usually fine after i put my foot down a few weeks back and stipulated who was allowed in. My dad we know because he usually brings fresh dug earth smell with him. His very old friend from years and years ago, though its rare he pops in. His gran to help him out when needed Plus an Irish lady who is the gran of a friend of mine, who helps his gran keep his mum away.

The one yesterday was totally unexpected and so damn disrespectful. BUT It seems his gran told him she had the essence of who it was and was going to search for them Then give them an earful for spoiling our afternoon and planned meal out.

As for teaching him Seems like i am going to have to drill it into his head with a power drill. So many times i have told him exactly what to do, but he cant, wont or is too scared of their come back. Like one we had a few weeks back This one was a down right bully. Trying to get at me through him. I worked out who it was, but no idea how he got in. Seems i unintentionally invited him by talking to m y mum over the phone about him. He was a bully in life and nobody talks about him much now because of that. Yea he got an earful from me, but told hubby he was not finished and would be back. Yea bully talk as nothing since.

Oh and hubby can be inquisitive too. So does not always feel the darkness from them until they get to him. Then i have to step in and kick off.

You are spot on about his past and mental health struggles. This only began after he had EFT Therapy {{ Which did work wonders for his PTSD}} His gran did try and coach him at a young age, but his mum stopped it by what he has said. Oh the stories he has told me about what she did for him and what he saw finally confirmed what he suspected for years. That she was a witch in her own right.
 

Gayle Wyant

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Thank you @Grasshopper I was wondering if there is an element of "talking" telepathically with animal spirit the same way as I did with physical animals? I appreciate you getting me started as I temporarily forgot that Mama Bear is on vacation. I am excited and really quite anxious to learn about Shamanic practices and spirit, totem, and power animals. As a matter of fact, my main interest is shamanic practice and not necessarily Tarot reading. Again, I appreciate you for getting me off to a start!!
Me too rave heart!
 

Pearlized

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Hi @Grasshopper We have a way now to let anyone who wants to talk to hubby from across the veil while at home.

It was one of those light bulb moments from me, as they tried to interrupt us a few nights ago.

We now have a small glass sat on our kitchen table If it is upside down NO ONE is allowed in to interrupt us or disturb hubby. So far we have had nothing at all interrupting us in that way.

It will stay like that until he decides he want to talk to his gran or anyone else. If someone else steps in uninvited. The glass gets turned upside down again.

This is now the rule going forward. "" Our house Our rules""
 
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Mama Bear

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Does a person usually have more than one totem animal? I mean in Native American astrology, I was born under the sign of Wolf, so that is a totem for me, correct? Where else might I discover a totem? Thank you in advance!!!

Well there's really no 'usually' to anything metaphysical or spiritual. Because Wolf is your Native American Zodiac Sign that is one of your Birth Totems. Your other Birth Totems will be in Western, Chinese, Mayan, and Celtic Zodiac/Astrology systems. They are also your birth totems. But, you can journey/meditate or even just 'know' other Totems based on how 'attached' you are to them. Like Bear for me. I've just always been obsessed with them. Hence - a Totem. And those Totems can change through a lifetime. You might even have more than 1. Hope that helps!
 

Mark Ravenheart

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Well there's really no 'usually' to anything metaphysical or spiritual. Because Wolf is your Native American Zodiac Sign that is one of your Birth Totems. Your other Birth Totems will be in Western, Chinese, Mayan, and Celtic Zodiac/Astrology systems. They are also your birth totems. But, you can journey/meditate or even just 'know' other Totems based on how 'attached' you are to them. Like Bear for me. I've just always been obsessed with them. Hence - a Totem. And those Totems can change through a lifetime. You might even have more than 1. Hope that helps!
Yes, it helps tremendously. Thank you! I had been wondering about a dream I had that pointed to the ancient Mayans and found my Mayan birth totem, which explains a lot. And your comment about totems based on attachment. I have several actually, although certain ones are more prominent at present. Seems dolphin energy is always there, tho sometimes in the background. I find it all very fascinating!!!
 

Pearlized

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An update of the upside down glass on the table.

It has been left upside down now since my last post here on the 9th of August. Since i did this there has been no activity in our home what so ever. I mean hubby has NOT felt or heard anything from the other side.

It has been quiet and peaceful for him, and right now he says that is how he wants it to stay. So now he has asked me to find a similar sized glass to be used for this purpose only. As the one being used at the moment is my small liquid measuring glass i use for cooking.

So as they say. "" Its all quiet on the western front.""
 
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Lily

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Well there's really no 'usually' to anything metaphysical or spiritual. Because Wolf is your Native American Zodiac Sign that is one of your Birth Totems. Your other Birth Totems will be in Western, Chinese, Mayan, and Celtic Zodiac/Astrology systems. They are also your birth totems. But, you can journey/meditate or even just 'know' other Totems based on how 'attached' you are to them. Like Bear for me. I've just always been obsessed with them. Hence - a Totem. And those Totems can change through a lifetime. You might even have more than 1. Hope that helps!

Yes, looking up the various zodiac signs has helped a lot in terms of understanding myself in terms of animal allies. Which ones to turn to that are connected to me astrologically....but I've always been drawn to Koala energy, since I was a child, drawn to a koala stuffy that I don't even know where it came from....just that I was drawn to him instantly. Never looked back lol.
Actually, back in 2006 I got a job at a company and during the interview I was asked "If you could be any animal, what animal would you be and why?" I answered instantly "KOALA!" then thought to myself "you idiot, why didn't you think of an answer first and how are you going to relate Koala to this job????"
So I said "Koalas are very calm and chill animals, but if you cross them, they are SUPER protective" and I basically said I am a calm and level headed person, i don't look for trouble but if trouble comes I protect my own."
I left thinking i bombed the interview. lol. well, on the way home the woman who interviewed me called and left me a message saying she loved me, and my answers, and though I would have another interview with the CEO of the company, she was really excited to tell me they chose me even before the other interviews were done. Koala had my back in that interview, now that I think of it!!! It was the best job I ever had. I loved EVERYONE I worked with and miss that job so much even today (WHen the financial crisis hit in 2008 they had to cut people and I was one of 7...My manager is a strong, wonderful woman and I kept in touch with her and she told me years later she regretted letting me go...but it all happened for a reason anyway!

Hawk energy became involved when I was waiting to get into a shelter and staying with a friend who had spirit animal cards and hawk came out for me as the main totem animal in two different card draws. And I was seeing a lot of hawks while going through this transition in life. So i go by Koalawk (kowala hawk) on rare occasions. 🐨🦅
 

Trish Telesco

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An update of the upside down glass on the table.

It has been left upside down now since my last post here on the 9th of August. Since i did this there has been no activity in our home what so ever. I mean hubby has felt or heard anything from the other side.

It has been quiet and peaceful for him, and right now he says that is how he wants it to stay. So now he has asked me to find a similar sized glass to b e used for this purpose only. As the one being used at the moment is my small liquid measuring glass i use for cooking.

So as they say. "" Its all quiet on the western front.""
I love this update - something so simple and powerful. I think getting a special glass for it makes sense. Go out to a flea market or thrift shop and look to see what strikes you both as being "right" ... We want pictures!
 

Pearlized

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I love this update - something so simple and powerful. I think getting a special glass for it makes sense. Go out to a flea market or thrift shop and look to see what strikes you both as being "right" ... We want pictures!
We are hopefully going to an old North Yorkshire village in a few weeks, here in the UK. {{ Just waiting for hubby to sat yea hit the button LOL }}

So while there i have already thought about browsing the curio shops to see what i can find hidden away. There is also a fiver running through, so will cleanse it in there So any negativity can be eventually go out to sea.
 

Wildwise

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Howdy my rowdy #WildPack!

Duh. What was I thinking - or not? LOL It's about time I started a couple threads where you can ask me anything about Spirit, Totem, and Power Animals (I'll start the other ones as we go along - psychic development, Shamanism, tarot, etc.).

Ready, set, ASK!
Hello Mama Bear and Wildpack. I would like to know how to connect to my spirit animal. There are certainly a few that have been trying to contact me by flying by the window or just popping in my third eye.
 
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