Butterflies In The Sky: Joplin, Missouri

It was May 22, on a Sunday in 2011 when the town of Joplin, Missouri faced a destruction they would never forget. The population of just over 50,000 residents held onto dear life as an EF5 tornado plowed through their community. Horrific winds gusting of around 200 mph sadly claimed the lives of 161 people and injured another 1,150. Over 900 homes were demolished. People stated that the entire place looked like a war zone. What was the estimated damage created by this haunting nightmare? A shocking $3 billion!

Even though with so much destruction, countless homes were spared. It wasn’t long after the storm’s passing that tales of beautiful winged beings started to emerge. Children began describing creatures that looked like humans with wings of butterflies. The children claimed that these unearthly beings hovered over their homes as they witnessed the tornado whirling past them. It was thought that these beings served as protection from the storm. The town affectionately called them The Butterfly People. However, to many residents, they believe these creatures simply as guardian angels.

Below is a mural titled, “The Butterfly Effect” painted by artist, Dave Loewenstein.

 

Guardian Angel Ink

A little over a week ago I got another addition to my tattoo collection. I now have nine in total! 🙂 My newest one is of a sweet, unique image that I created nearly two years ago, a guardian angel. I decided to finally get the tattoo in honor of the close, personal connection that I have with my own guardian angel, a warm and loving connection that I hold very dear to my heart.

In a previous article that I wrote titled, “Hearing Angels”, I openly discussed my ability of angelic communication. I am an extremely spiritual individual (note that I said spiritual and not religious.) and I have the utmost respect for the beautiful ethereal beings. My ability to communicate with them is uplifting and very special.

I’ve often been asked what it’s like and my answer is this…… It’s like a frequency that I can “hear”. At times it may be louder than other times simply because of the timing of the angels’ messages. For instance, when I seek their guidance, I may be able to hear them more loudly, as if to confirm that I received their response. (Kind of like they’re making sure that I’m paying attention.) And when I do, I get an intense feeling of positive energy, an increased amount of enlightenment. It’s somewhat difficult to explain because it’s so beautiful. The best way for me to describe it is….. it’s absolute love and light!

The photo below is of my new tattoo, my guardian angel! 🙂

 

 

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National Paranormal Day

Hey, hey, hey all you paranormal peeps! Today is May 3rd and it has been brought to my attention that today is also known as National Paranormal Day (an unofficial National holiday). However, the origin of this spooky day is unknown….. BUT…. go out there and continue to investigate those ghostly haunts, supernatural specters and anything else that goes bump in the night!

If it makes your skin crawl and those tiny, little hairs on the back of your neck stand up…. even if it’s not scary, if you have a paranormal tale that’s rather uplifting and positive, then I wanna hear about it and so does everyone else. We wanna know your ghost story! Don’t be afraid…. share! 😉

 

Happy National Paranormal Day all you beautiful people!

 

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Hearing Angels

 

How to start this next topic should be easy, but it’s not. There are so many skeptics out there who are quick to scoff at those who say they can communicate with the ethereal beings. So quick are those to pass judgment upon the things they don’t understand.

But for those who truly believe in such communication, they say that it is very real. Angels are all around us, waiting eagerly to assist. They are willing to provide guidance and assurance. All one has to do is simply ask and the angels are happy to help. With them they bring light and love. A sense of comfort that offers warmth with all that is positive.

I am actually one of those people who deeply believes in angelic communication. I openly admit this to let those who keep quiet, know that it’s ok to talk about it. For years I never said a word regarding the subject because I was too afraid of what others would think, but then I discovered that there were other people who could do the exact same thing. Talk about a relief, finally! I know some people probably think I’m crazy and I’m ok with that, but I know what I believe in my heart to be real.

Angelic messages are always uplifting, never anything negative. Angels are full of compassion and their mission is to help. I constantly feel their presence twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. It’s amazing and encouraging, a wondrous sense of enlightenment. I also have a spirit guide with whom I communicate on a regular basis. She’s always around me, never leaves my side. When my father passed away a few years ago, she comforted me and helped me heal.

Like I said in the beginning, this isn’t an easy topic to discuss because there are so many skeptics, but I truly feel blessed with what I sincerely believe.

People have asked me how can they talk with their spirit guides as well. I have merely answered by telling them how it happened for me. It was years ago and I was going through a rough patch in life. Then, I just turned to my faith. I’ve never considered myself a religious person, but I’ve always maintained my spiritual beliefs. During that difficult time was when I asked for assistance. That’s when my spirit guide made her beautiful presence known. I saw her in my mind’s eye. The image was very clear, as if she was literally standing before me. She spoke to me telepathically. Her lips never moved. There was an ethereal white light about her and I knew from that moment on, that she would always be there. A comfort that still gives me solace each and every single day.

 

 

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Angelic Dakota Burke

Instead of writing this post about the paranormal, I wanted to write about a very special and beautiful little angel that has now bestowed Heaven with her radiant light. With her big, bright blue eyes and joyous smile, Dakota Burke will forever shine in the hearts of everyone.

As I write this, I can’t help but hold back the tears. Even though I never met this darling, her story tugs deeply at my heart. Dakota Burke, a playful twenty month old precious toddler, was brought to the hospital on New Year’s Eve. She was badly beaten with severe burn marks all over her body. Sadly, she succumbed to her traumatic injuries. She died just days later on January 8, 2015.

What kind of monsters could have done such a horrible thing to such an adorable sweetheart? Her own mother along with the mother’s husband, both who have been charged for the abuse and death of Dakota Burke. My stomach turns with disgust towards these two “so-called” individuals. I’m an extremely proud mother of two wonderful sons and to think of another mother taking the life of her own child goes way beyond my comprehension. When I see this story on t.v., I grit my teeth in anger and wonder why?

All the pictures I’ve seen of sweet, Dakota Burke have been ones of a little girl who was full of laughter and smiles. She appeared to be such a beacon of light, a true blessing to the world. For the remainder of the month people are turning their porch lights on every night at 6 pm in her memory. For more information and stories about this little angel, please visit the Facebook page that’s been dedicated in her honor.  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Justice-For-DaKota-Burke/728985937199349?sk=timeline

Dakota Burke