4 Signs You Are An Earth Angel & Don’t Know It

When you meet an earth angel, you’ll know. They’re not hard to spot, with their outright divine countenance and demeanor. What can be hard, though, is identifying oneself as an earth angel. Many people know there’s something special about them but lack a concrete understanding of exactly what it is.

 Many people believe that earth angels are reincarnated angels that have been sent to earth to learn how to better care and heal the people around them. Many earth angels have no clue who they are. They only know they they seemed to be called for a higher purpose than the typical 9 to 5 grind.
Fear not, my friends. Today, I’m going to share 4 easy-to-miss signs that you may be an earth angel. Hopefully, this will help a few of you identify your place in the world as harmony-seeking healers.

#1 – You’re A Highly Sensitive Person

Earth angels have a very strong desire to make the world a better place. While this does give them incredible drive, it does mean they’re very sensitive to the state of everything around them.
If you notice yourself feeling very heavy in response to everything from global tragedies to litter in your neighborhood, you very well may be a highly sensitive earth angel.

#2 – You Have A Deep Passion For Helping Others

This right here is a major point.
Earth angels are known for their intense desire to help others – even if it means risking their own well-being. This is where earth angels can differ from highly sensitive beings. The latter can be affected by others emotions without feeling much compulsion to act, while the former typically carries both traits.
So, for example, as an earth angel you would not only feel hurt when your friend loses their job – you would also feel compelled to help in some way.

#3 – You’re Drawn To A Distinct Purpose

Earth angels have a purpose – to help and guide those around them. Each earth angel does this in their own way but they all have one thing in common. Whatever their purpose, they’re drawn to it with incredible determination.
Did you know from the time you entered high school that you wanted to help people as a doctor? Or maybe you knew you were meant to be a teacher the moment you set foot into a classroom. Whatever the case, if you’re drawn to a particular profession out of a desire to help others you are likely an earth angel.

#4 – Your Intuition Is Razor Sharp

Earth angels are always seeking opportunities to connect with the life force from which everything we know comes. This force helps them gain an understanding of life, the world and the universe. Ordinary humans will refer to this as intuition. It’s like a 6th sense to an earth angel, though; they don’t even think about it.

So, do you think you’re an earth angel? Drop us a note in the comments and share your thoughts!

source and courtesy: David Wolfe

What's Your Spirit Animal, According To Your Zodiac Sign?

Astrology has been around for thousands of years. Our ancestors looked toward the heavens to transcribe the hidden depths of our lives, personalities, and futures. They believed that everything we could ever want to know, could be found in the stars.
But if you know anything about astrology, you need to know that not everything can be detailed in one simple zodiac sign. We have a multitude of astrological signs that each pertain to different areas of our lives. One of those areas is knowing what your spirit animal is based on your astrological sign.
In Native American culture, spirit animals are animals that are assigned to a certain birth period of time that reflects a person’s inner character. An animal spirit explains a humans spiritual energy and deep inner desire. Read below to find your spirit animal, as it relates to your zodiac sign.

Aries: Hawk

In astrology, Aries is usually connected to the ram. Unfortunately, the ram is not your spirit animal. For Aries, a fire sign that is fueled by passion, independence, and loyalty, your spirit animal is the hawk or falcon.
Hawk’s are natural-born leaders, many times working as the messenger in their group or family. Hawks work amazing in groups, but work even better independently, as they are spontaneous and sometimes rather impulsive. Hawk’s can be seen as arrogant or egotistical, but that is just because they exude so much confidence in every facet of their lives. These people are never afraid to take the initiative. And, despite their hard-shelled exterior, the hawk is extremely compassionate. They also value their relationships above anything else. Passionate to the utmost, hawks are also adaptable and open to new ideas.

Taurus: Beaver

Taurus is usually connected with the bull, known for their hardheaded and stubborn personality. But the beaver, although a small but mighty animal, quickly adapts and overcomes any obstacle that comes their way.
Beaver’s have a barrel of unlimited time and patience, making them one of the most valuable workers in any field. They are extremely strategic, resourceful, and very witty. In fact, you never want to try and out-wit a beaver. They are sharp and incredibly intelligent. But beavers need to be cautious of turning people away with their, my way or no way, attitude. They need to learn how to be humble and not give in to their tendencies of being over-demanding, possessive, or in some ways, cowardly. Deep inside, beavers are compassionate, loyal, resourceful, and generous friends and lovers when they’re not afraid to let themselves shine.

Gemini: Deer

Gemini are known as being the twins of the zodiac. A sign that brings together a multitude of personality, challenges, and fun. So, it shouldn’t be of any surprise that their spirit animal is the deer. Deer are incredibly energetic, witty, and very intelligent creatures. The deer is also not afraid to make a fool of themselves, as long as it gets a roaring laugh from their audience.
Gemini are amazing conversationalists, enjoying dinner parties and get-togethers. This spirit animal also cautions you to not give into your vanity. Rely on your amazing charisma and personality to attract people to you, not your doe-eyed look. The deer can also be very nurturing and inspiring to their perfect mate, although they can be quite picky in love. This sign also has a tendency to be impatient, moody, and even lazy, when they feel bored or taken advantage of. They live for the unknown.

Cancer: Woodpecker

Believe it or not, but the cancer, a water sign, connects deeply to the woodpecker. Why?! The woodpecker is incredibly nurturing, much like a cancer male or female. Cancer make excellent parents or caregivers because they have a deep sense of home rooted inside of them since birth.
Woodpeckers are amazing caretakers. They are caring, empathetic, great listeners, and supportive in their family roles. Woodpeckers, like Cancer, are very resourceful. These people are usually known as ‘frugal’ in their inner circles, but that’s just because they are amazing at turning a nothing into a something! At their worst, the woodpecker can become angry, jealous, or even possessive. But that is pretty rare for this animal that tends to be all heart and little head.

Leo: Salmon

Just like the salmon, Leo are known to swim against the current. Oftentimes creating their own path and daring for everyone to follow suit. This spirit animal is deeply connected to Leo (lion), as they are both incredible leaders. Using their charismatic and contagious energy, the salmon usually draws people to them like a flame. They are well-liked, warm,, and enthusiastic.
Salmon have a tendency of appearing arrogant and egotistical, but only those close to them know that they are incredibly insecure. This animal can also become emotionally-invested in their relationships. Many times, leaving them easily hurt if their feelings are not reciprocated in the manner in which they need. The salmon is loyal, stable, and giving, but when hurt, they can become vindictive and egotistical. This is an issue of pride for them, which they have a lot of.

Virgo: Bear

Virgo are one of the more particular signs in the zodiac. They are observant, independent, and a bit of a perfectionist, just like the bear. The bear, as your spirit animal, explains much about the deepest parts of your personality. You are methodical in many ways, hardworking, and incredibly intelligent. Bears may not be known as cuddly creatures, but they have a huge heart and oftentimes can be so generous that they will give everything they have for those they love.
They are also very modest, shy, and can live very minimally if need be. The bear is also known for being impatient and having quite the temper if pushed hard enough, which they need. And when they are, hell hath no fury! This sign must be careful about becoming too skeptical, reclusive, independent, and lazy. This is them at their worst when they’ve been hurt or disappointed. But at their best, bears are very generous and loving.

Libra: Raven

Libra, the sign of the scales, is all about equality and balance in life and love. Which is very much like the raven, who is known for being a peace-loving creature. The raven is incredibly intelligent and charming, known for their incredible balance of beauty inside and outside.
The raven is the perfect mediator of any group as they are diplomatic, making them great listeners and advice-givers.The raven has boundless energy and is incredibly easygoing in all their relationships. Inside, they are romantic, patient, and caring. And when they’re not their usually charming selves, the raven can be brash, demanding, rude, and even vindictive. But all in all, the raven is very nurturing and loves to give their time and hearts to those around them. They make excellent caregivers, teachers, and doctors.

Scorpio: Snake

Just like Scorpios, the snake is mysterious, secretive, and even appears ‘darker’ than most other signs. Snakes are very intuitive and are usually very spiritual in nature, or at least drawn to the paranormal, or the unknown. Many born under this sign are so drawn to the spiritual realm that they may even devote their lives to the study or leadership of this area. What many fail to see about the snake is that they are incredibly passionate, especially in matters of the heart, or even career.
They are also very funny and helpful if they trust you enough to be 100% themselves around you. The snake, at their worst, can be violent, disobedient, and even have a multitude of mood swings that can drive anyone crazy. But at their best, they really are incredible beings that are loyal and loving to those around them.

Sagittarius: Owl

Sagittarius spirit animal is the owl. The owl, like Sagittarius, is driven, energetic, passionate, and also quite hard to nail down to one specific type. They move with the wind, so to speak. This sign can be seen as rather impulsive, driven by their emotions and a fire deep inside of them. But they are incredibly easygoing and value their friendships above anything. At their worst, an owl can be seen as reckless, insincere, or even selfish. They crave an environment where they can be nurtured, protected, and loved. They are incredibly sensitive, despite the fact that they have us all fooled that they are independent. These people thrive in most areas of work, but excel as teachers, artists, or any occupation that allows them to use their hands.

Capricorn: Goose

Capricorn are very much the loners of the zodiac. Like Capricorn, the goose is a loner, but they do it in such a manner that you can’t help but be OK with it. They are also incredibly ambitious, hardworking, and driven. But this sign is not driven by those around them—the goose sets their own ideals and then tries to go above and beyond. They really can be their own worst enemy. The goose has no problem being with a group of people, or off in their own little land.
They can sway from both worlds quite effortlessly. They’re passionate, funny, and generous of their time and talent. But the goose must be careful, because at their worst, they have a tendency to create obsessive behaviors or even addictive traits.

Aquarius: Otter

Just like Aquarius, otters are playful, creative, and intelligent. This animal is quirky. They dance to the beat of their own drum and don’t care what anyone thinks about it. But that doesn’t make them unapproachable or unpopular. In all actuality, this sign is known for having a multitude of friends from many different realms. They can move across groups of people quite effortlessly. They have an incredible imagination and nurturing qualities.
That being said, they are PICKY when it comes to love, but when they find the right one, that’s it. They won’t ever look back. They’re devoted for life. At their worst, the otter can become recluse, isolating themselves from friends or family. They may even have a rebellious stage in their late teens or early adulthood. But in the right environment, they make the perfect friend or companion.

Pisces: Wolf

Pisces are known to be the dreamers of the zodiac. They’re graceful, generous, and have a deep abyss of feelings inside. This is also true for the wolf, who is known for being passionate and deeply emotional. The wolf is also very independent and can spend much of their lives alone, quite happily. But they are a pack breed and will eventually want to be a part of a group, family, or community. At their worst, the wolf can become obsessive over friends or family members, impractical, and even vindictive. But in the right environment, they are incredibly nurturing, gentle, and very affectionate. Their ultimate goal in life is to not only find true love, but to nurture it for a lifetime. Divorce is never an option for this sign and they will try until they have nothing left to make their relationships work.
Source: The Things 

20 Characteristics Of A Mentally Strong Person

Have you ever wondered what the key differences are between successful and unsuccessful people? A lot of it has to do with the way we embrace the world, as well as the innate way we react to life’s challenges.

Want to know if you’re on the right track? Here are 20 characteristics of mentally strong people:

1. You know how to balance your emotions and logic

When you’re mentally strong, you know when emotions overtake logic and vica versa. You also know that one doesn’t have to trump the other, but rather balance each other out.

2. You use your time productively

You spend your free time learning new things that can benefit you spiritually and financially. When there’s a task at hand, you undertake it without any excuses.

3. You know how to adapt to changes

When plans change, you don’t panic. Instead of resisting new circumstances, you embrace them.

4. You face your fears

While most people avoid their fears or face them in attempts to good in front of others, mentally strong people have nothing to prove. They confront their demons and seek to always become better versions of themselves.

5. You learn from your mistakes

When something goes wrong, you don’t make excuses or justify your actions. You take accountability for what went wrong and learn from it.

6. You find balance between your present and future selves

You accept who you are in the moment, but also never lose sight of the person you strive to be. You constantly work towards that goal, but don’t bring yourself down in the meantime for not being there yet.

7. You’re happy for other peoples’ successes

When someone experiences success in life, you celebrate it. You don’t succumb to jealousy or try to belittle their achievements.

8. You have a strong hold on your values

You don’t let the opinions or lifestyles of others sway yours. You have a firm grasp of who you are and what you believe in; thus, mentally strong people find it easier to make decisions.

9. You don’t show off your skills

Mentally weak people strive for success to impress others; mentally strong people do it for themselves. They don’t seek recognition, and they don’t need others’ validations.

10. You’re a real person

You don’t try to be someone you’re not. You’re honest with yourself and the world, and your actions don’t contradicts your words.

11. You place value on who you are, not what you’ve done

Mentally strong people know there’s more to life than what you’ve accomplished. Sure, you may have won that award, but what kind of person are you on the inside? You know that this is what matters in life, not titles or achievements.

12. You know that anything of value is worth waiting for

You know that impatience won’t get you anywhere. Sure, it might take a long time for your dreams to come to fruition, but they’re your dreams, and they’re worth the wait. You know this!

13. You see challenges as opportunities

Mentally strong people don’t shrink away from a challenge. They face them head-on and see them as catalysts for growth.

14. You’re thankful

You don’t constantly want the latest and greatest things. You take stock of what is around you and are grateful for everything you have.

15. You focus on what you do best

Many people are successful in life because they embrace and channeled their passions. You know what your strengths are and you capitalize on them.

16. You don’t ever quit

Mentally strong people always get back up in the face of adversity. They see failure as an opportunity for growth.

17. You hold tight to your optimism

When the going gets tough, mentally strong people always look on the bright side. They don’t let negativity bog them down.

18. You accept your weaknesses and work on them

While most people try their best to disguise their vulnerabilities, mentally strong people are not afraid to face their weaknesses and work on them.

19. You don’t complain about your problems

Mentally strong people recognize that there are two ways to deal with problems: complain endlessly or solve them. They choose the latter.

20. You never stop learning

You see every day as a new opportunity for growth, positive experiences, and new lessons to be learned. Mentally strong people embrace the day, knowing something valuable always awaits.
source and courtesy: David Wolfe

7 Everyday Activities That Damage Your Back

According to the American Chiropractic Association, 31 million Americans experience lower back pain at any given time. It’s considered the single leading cause of disability worldwide. Many people who experience back pain aren’t quite sure where it stems from. It turns out that many activities in your day-to-day routine can put you at risk for back problems, pain and injury. If you often experience back pain, a simple lifestyle change may help alleviate the problem.
Here are seven everyday activities that harm your back and how to prevent them:

1. Lifting Heavy Objects

Lifting heavy objects, even if it’s just for a moment, can cause back problems if you don’t lift correctly. Bending incorrectly at your back can strain your back muscles and cause back pain.
Try this: When lifting heavy objects, squat then pick up the object. Bending at the waist can cause injury.

2. Prolonged Sitting

If your career requires you to sit for long periods of time, it can be tough to get your exercise in. But prolonged sitting can cause back pain and increase your chances of injury.
Try this: Perform simple stretching exercises at your desk and get up from your chair every once in a while to walk around the office and stretch your legs.

3. Improper Stretching

Doing yoga or other forms of stretching can lead to back pain when it’s done incorrectly. Improper stretching also puts your muscles at risk for injury.
Try this: The first time you try yoga, make sure you let a trained instructor teach you how to perform the proper positions.

4. Poor posture

Whether you’re sitting at your desk, watching T.V. on texting on your phone, make sure you’re implementing good posture. Hunching puts pressure on the back of the spine, which can easily cause back pain.
Try this: Sit up straight to keep your spine from bending. Check your posture regularly to prevent long periods of hunching.

5. Carrying Heavy Bags

Constantly carrying around a heavy briefcase, purse or backpack is bound to elicit back problems. It puts pressure on your shoulders, arms and back and can lead to an imbalance in the body.
Try this: If your bag is heavy, always carry it over both of your shoulders like a backpack. If your bag has one strap, carry it over your shoulder with proper posture to lower the chances of straining your back.

6. Sleeping On Very Soft Mattresses

While a soft mattress might sound nice and comfy, a mattress that is too soft isn’t able to provide proper support for your back. It can cause a slight shift in the shape of the spine, which stresses the muscles, ligaments and joints.
Try this: Choose a mattress that’s not too firm and not too soft.

7. Driving On Uneven Roads

As odd as it might seem, driving on uneven roads can put pressure on your back, especially if you’re driving for long periods of time. Those bumps can end up taking a toll on your spine.
Try this: Take frequent breaks when traveling long distances to ease the pressure on your back. Be sure to adjust your seat properly before driving.
courtesy: David Wolfe

What You See First In This Picture Reveals Your Subconscious Fear

What is the hidden fear of your subconscious mind? Perhaps you are consciously all-too aware of your fear of spiders or clowns, but what other deep-rooted fears are kicking around in your subconscious?
Take a look at the Vladimir Kush painting below below. What do you notice first? Now, remember your answer, and scroll down for an analysis of your choice!

Scroll down to discover what your subconscious fear is!

This is what it means if you saw the KNIFE first:

Your subconscious fear is terminal illnesses. You have a fear that you have a terminal illness without knowing it. You fear suffering and you worry you might die at any moment.

This is what it means if you saw the CATERPILLAR first:

Your subconscious fear is ghosts, also known as phasmophobia. It is likely you fear that ghosts or evil spirits will appear and haunt you at your weakest moments, like when you are confused or when you’re just about to fall asleep.

This is what it means if you saw the BUTTERFLY first:

Your subconscious fear is betrayal. Perhaps others have hurt or crossed you too many times.  Maybe you’ve faced some serious rejection, whether it be a job or a dream. You do well at hiding this weakness, however. It only rears its ugly head when you’re face to face with it.

This is what it means if you saw the APPLE first:

Your subconscious fear is death. Not your own, mind you, but that of your loved ones. Perhaps you’ve already lost someone dear to you. With that traumatizing blow casting a shadow on your subconscious, you naturally can’t bear the thought of losing someone else.
source and courtesy: David Wolfe

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