The Avalonian Oracle

avalonian-oracle-boxHow I absolutely love the stories of King Arthur, his knights of the round table, & the gods, goddesses, & magical beings associated with those stories. I have been to England & climbed to the top of Glastonbury Tor, which I still consider to be one of the highlights of my life. I was understandably excited when I heard news of The Avalonian Oracle being published by Schiffer Books. The complete title of this deck is, The Avalonian Oracle: Spiritual Wisdom From the Holy Isle. The 128-page paperback guidebook is written by Jhenah Telyndru with artwork by Emily Brunner. The deck comes housed in the 6 x 9 x 1 1/2″ hinge-lidded magnetic closure box that is pretty much standard now for Schiffer decks. The deck can be stored on its end so the footprint in a bookshelf is very small.

The Avalonian Oracle is a 46-card oracle deck with a twist. There are seven “suits,” avalonian-oracle-2which are referred to as “Cycles.” The guidebook is organized so that the cards belonging to each cycle are discussed in each chapter, which results in the guidebook containing seven chapters of card meanings and interpretations. The other two chapters consist of an introduction and the guidebook concludes with a chapter devoted to eight card spreads and a few concluding paragraphs with suggestions as to how to use the cards as a magical tool.

The introduction in most guidebooks is basically a “how to use this deck” chapter, but that is not the case for The Avalonian Oracle. The chapter is important and should not be glossed over in order to get to the meat of the book. The introduction lists the names of the cards in each “cycle” and by their titles and brief explanation of the “cycle” this gives you a good overview of the overall feel and vibration for each cycle of the deck. The introduction is also an excellent reference point to use as you do readings with the deck. The cycles are not indicated on the cards, but you can easily discover to which cycle they belong if you refer to the introductory pages. That will then tell you in which chapter you can find each card’s meaning.

The cards themselves build upon the concept of the spiritual journey and include such avalonian-oracle-1beings one would expect to encounter when taking a spiritual journey that is of a Celtic nature. Cycle One (5 cards, referred to as Seeds) focuses on your journey to Avalon and the various stages that comprise that part of your journey. Cycle Two (5 cards, referred to as Stations) is about the stages of healing we encounter. Cycle Three (5 cards) depict the goddesses you may encounter on your journey (Rhiannon, Ceridwen, Blodeuwedd, Arianrhod, & Branwen). Cycle Four includes a card for each moon of the year (13 cards for 13 lunar cycles) . Cycle Five (9 cards) is entitled the Nine Morgens who are important ancestresses. Cycle Six (3 cards) represent the 3 realms of the universe as the Celts saw them. Cycle Seven (6 cards) represent the forces that make up the Avalonian cosmology. When doing a reading it is important to note from which cycle your cards originate because knowing that will add a deeper meaning to your readings.

The information included for each card varies from Cycle to Cycle. For example, the cards of Cycles 1 – 3 include with their card interpretations a card description, keywords, quest, divinatory meaning, and affirmation. This same information is included for the cards of Cycle 4 (the 13 Moons of Avalon), but a brief explanation of the particular herb associated with each of these cards opens the card interpretations. The final card of the deck, The Silver Wheel, includes an herbal association as well as a brief discussion of the mythology of the Silver Wheel. Otherwise, all other cards follow the descriptive outline of card description, keywords, quest, divinatory meaning, and affirmation.

The cards measure 3 3/8″ x 5 1/4″. They are well laminated with a glossy finish. Card avalonian-oracle-3backs are completely reversible although the guidebook does not provide reversed card meanings. The cards are are of sturdy, yet flexible card stock that makes them easy to shuffle. They have a blue border with silver detailing. The herb, plant, animal totem, symbol, or spirit associated with each card is depicted within the card image itself and also in isolation as an additional feature of the card in the lower left or right-hand corner of each card.

The Avalonian Oracle provides very deep readings. I recommend that when using this deck you leave your reading out for a while so you can ponder it. I have gained many fresh insights into various situations simply by leaving the reading out so I can look it over as I walk past it throughout the day. If you have an affinity to the Celtic pantheon, culture, or the Goddess in general, you will really enjoy this deck.

Blessings!

~ Nefer Khepri, PhD., R. M-T.

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Inspirational Wisdom From Angels & Fairies

Inspirational Wisdom From Angels & Fairies is a lovely oracle deck written by Frances Munro with artwork by Judy Mastrangelo, published by US Games Systems, Inc. (2016). The deck is housed in a tuck box that features elements of the images from five of the cards and is accompanied by a 57-page guidebook that has an additional 2 blank pages for notes. The cards measure 3 x 5″ and have a semi-gloss matte finish. They shuffle easily. Card backs are not reversible and reverse interpretations are not included.

The guidebook is quite nice. Each card is illustrated with a small black and white detail from the overall card image at the top. Below the black and white image is a brief interpretation of the card’s meaning. Each card’s interpretation concludes with either a prayer, exercise, affirmation, or meditation to use.

The cards are borderless (yay!) with the title across the center along the top of the card. Each title is rendered in white type. There is a colored border across the base of each card that is in a color that contrasts with the color scheme of the image. Each border contains a brief 2- 3 line summary of the card’s meaning.

Now to see the deck in action.

I did a simple 3-card reading for myself regarding my teenage daughter. She is 18 and feels she ought to rule the roost and enjoy all the benefits of still living with her parents while doing basically whatever she feels like at any given moment. This will NOT fly here, so I asked the angels & fairies for guidance as to how best to handle the situation. The cards I received are as follows:

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Card 1: I Give You Star Dreams ~ the caption reads: “Feel blessed & know that the troubles that have followed you are now far behind.” The guidebook goes on to say that I have the power to move forward by looking at the situation with a healing heart. There is also mention of being calm at bedtime. I have had issues with insomnia lately because I allow my brain to squirm like a toad. The exercise included with this card involves visualizing a deep blue night sky envelop me as it helps me to feel more mellow. I can see how that would be beneficial to me at this time.

Card 2: Guardian Angel of Winter ~ the caption reads: “Your time is often taken up with problems that belong to others. Use your wisdom & the angelic energy to prioritize your own needs.” The guidebook continues to say that there is an angelic host waiting to help me to put my own needs first so I can deal with them before dealing with the needs of others. When you are a reader & a healer it’s very important to focus energy on yourself first. In that way you are better equipped to serve others. I have been forgetting this lately as I’ve become too absorbed in other people’s problems. This really hit home for me. The exercise associated with this card is to sit quietly for 5 minutes a day as I ask the angels to help me direct my energies toward my own life. Wow, what great advice & such a lovely & useful suggestion.

Card 3: Doorway to Fairyland ~ the caption reads: “Imagination is the key that will open doors & show you the way.” The guidebook says that I feel the need to move forward, but cannot always see the way to go. Very true. My daughter is exerting her independence as an 18-year-old, but still lives under our roof. This card says that I need to lift my spirits and see the world from a different perspective. That tells me I need to change my point of view about the situation. I have been attempting to exert my authority, but it’s clearly time for a new approach. Also, this card speaks to me of creativity, which tells me that I need to focus more energy on my art. Perhaps through the act of being creative a new approach to the situation will come to me. I often do receive great ideas while I’m being creative. The prayer that accompanies this card is also appropriate for me at this time.

The sample reading demonstrates how Inspirational Wisdom From Angels & Fairies works. The guidebook provides just a 1- and 2-card reading, but as with any oracle deck, it’s always fine to make up your own spreads.

The energy of this deck is very calm, loving, and healing. The imagery is colorful without being overly bright, and the representations of the angels, fairies, and animals are truly lovely works of art.

The caption on each card makes the deck very easy to use for beginners who may have never used a card deck before. You basically know the gist of the reading before you ever refer to the guidebook. The guidebook is very short and well written in a concise and straightforward manner. Personally, I do not enjoy wordy guidebooks. I like all the information provided in a neat little capsule up front & center. Frances Munro accomplishes that very well with Inspirational Wisdom From Angels & Fairies. I enjoy using this deck & highly recommend it, especially if you’re a beginning with no card reading experience. This would also make a great first deck for an intuitive child.

Blessings!

~ Nefer Khepri, PhD., R. M-T.

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2016: 3 Positive Things About the Year

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It’s not even December & already people are starting to post negative things about how awful 2016 has been. I agree, but I challenge all of you to comment here with 3 POSITIVE things about 2016. They can be huge or tiny, it doesn’t matter. Look back at YOUR 2016 & post in the comments here 3 positive things about YOUR year. I shall begin:
 

2016 was a great year for me because in signed-copies-final-copyJanuary I was informed my Egyptian Lenormand deck won ATA Tarot Reflections & CARTA awards for Lenormand Deck of the Year for 2015. The Egyptian Lenormand also won a second CARTA award for Best 1st Work by an Illustrator. My personal 2016 was off to a great start!
 
2016 was a great year for me because I began work on not just one, not just, two, but FOUR new deck projects! I have been very busy being creative. When I am creative I am always at my happiest. 
 
blog-cover-image2016 was a great year for me because I completed my deck, Guidance & Inspiration From the Angelic Realm, which is about to open for pre-orders any day now. I am so excited about my latest deck creation & I hope you’ll be excited about it also! 
 
2016 was a great year for me because …
THE CHICAGO CUBS WON THE WORLD SERIES!!!!!!!!!!!
My childhood dream came true before I died!!!!
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Oh wait, that’s FOUR things. Oh, well. I was never good at Math. Now it’s your turn. What 3 wonderful things happened for you in 2016? I could go on. Let’s see …  

2016 was a great year for me because I decided to invest more in myself & began a healthier lifestyle.

2016 was a great year for me because I decided to no longer allow negative people (even friends!) pull my energy down. No more! YES! I am FREE of all that!

first-time-voter2016 was a great year for me because my daughter was inducted into the National Honor Society, and at the end of November she will be inducted into the Science National Honor Society. She is already a member of the Spanish National Honor Society. My husband & I are so incredibly proud of her & all of her accomplishments!

2016 was a great year for me because I gained many new clients for my business, all of whom told me my services helped them and now many of them have become repeat clients.

signing-the-contract-online2016 was a great year for me because my husband decided to leave his banking career for an altruistic business, Always Best Care, which provides care & companionship for seniors who are stuck at home. He may make peanuts, but he is making a HUGE difference in the lives of seniors & his employees. I am so proud of him!

As we all look ahead to 2017 with great anticipation, what are your positive expectations for the New Year? What do you look forward to accomplishing? What sort of blessings are you opening your heart to receive? Again, I ask you to list 3 things. Once again, their importance or size doesn’t matter. What 3 things are  you looking forward to in your personal 2017?

As I glance into 2017 I look forward to completing my manuscript for my publisher. My forthcoming book will focus on Lenormand cards, but with a twist. I can say no more.

I also look forward to my daughter graduating high school in June and starting college in the fall. That will be a MAJOR adjustment since she is an only child & the apple of our eye.

I also look forward to focusing my creative pursuits on TWO new Tarot decks in production. I am creating one on canvas painted with acrylics. The other deck is a mixed media project involving watercolor pencils, Copic marks, and whatever other artistic mediums I decide to use.

I also look forward to 2017 when my husband’s business will experience major growth and our personal prosperity will greatly increase!

marquee-this-is-the-year-funnyFinally, I look forward to 2017 when the Chicago Cubs will be known as the Big Blue Machine & will defend their World Champions title by winning the World Series for a second consecutive title!! Now, THAT will make for an incredibly exciting baseball season if you’re a Cubs fan! I can’t wait!!!

What are you grateful for in 2016 and what are you looking forward to in 2017? Set your positive expectations now, then next year at this same time look back at them and marvel at all you have accomplished!

Wishing for You Abundant Blessings in 2017 & Beyond!

~ Nefer Khepri, PhD., R. M-T.

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Archangel Michael Needs YOUR Help

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Saint Michael’s & All Angels Church in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Devika Brendon, 2015

 

I began channeling Archangel Saint Michael back in 1996 & have been channeling messages from him ever since. Last year he presented me with a new healing modality that compliments other healing modalities, such as Reiki, IET, tapping, and so on. Today he has a message he wishes for me to share with everyone. It’s a very important & timely message. I respectfully ask each of you to please share his message via social media. Share buttons appear below the post. He is calling upon all of his Earth Warriors to help in the cause. That means YOU! Please help by sharing & doing the best you can to follow Michael’s guidelines below. Together, we can all make the world a better place. Thank you.

~ Nefer Khepri

A message from Archangel Michael that pertains to current political events ~
My Dear Ones ~

As the vast majority of you are aware, I and my legions have been fighting a war against evil since Time immemorial. We have gained ground & we have lost ground. Such is the nature of any war. I admit to you that recently we have lost ground, but no matter the result, the ground would have still been lost.

The area of your planet known as America, also the area known as the United Kingdom, these are what you refer to as the two great “super powers” of your planet, of your people. It is an accurate label for each of them, yet their leaders leave much to be desired.

The leaders of these countries do not merely lead their own people. They lead the world. They shape your world’s economy. Their laws define what is considered moral behavior and they define what is thought to be human rights. Unfortunately, at this time in your planet’s history it tremendously pains me to say your planet has reached the start of its darkest hour.

I am not here to spread Love and Light today. I am here with a warning. Simply put, for the time being ~

the dark side is winning.

Dare I repeat it? The dark side IS winning.

The political systems of the great super powers have been under evil attack for decades. Myself and those who work with me have done what we can to protect these political systems from total corruption by ensuring that truly good people have held the reigns of power. It is quite unfortunate that as with any war, particular battles are lost. It happens to your greatest generals. I am sad to say that it happens to me as well.

The current political upheaval your planet is experiencing is but one battle that has been recently lost, but it is not the WAR. The war continues, as it shall for as long as evil decides to buck the authority of The Source of All. Evil knows no authority but it’s own, when in truth it holds NO authority in this or any other universe. Evil is the thorn in the side of all that is good.

Evil has taken root in the hearts of humans. We work with each and every human in an attempt to root out the evil within the heart and soul; however, in order for our efforts to be successful the human must DESIRE to be cleansed. Many of your centuries ago that was the case. Humans did not wish to be evil. They found no joy in it, no great “pay off” so they were open to our healing energies. Unfortunately, as your Time has marched onward evil and greed now work hand in hand. People believe in order to benefit, in order to have what you term “money”, and what you consider to be “riches”, that you cannot be a good person because good people are walked on. Good people finish last.

That idea has been sowed by evil and is now being reaped by countless humans around your planet. What is worse is that many of these individuals are in positions of what you would classify as real political power.

I am not here to pass judgement. That is not my job, and I thank the Source of All That Is, Was, & Ever Shall Be that that is NOT my job. It is a task I have never envied. I am not here to say that the current world leaders are evil, but what I can tell you is what I have seen in their hearts. The vast majority of their hearts are black. BLACK, I tell you. Black as pitch!

I now call on all my Earth Warriors. YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE. I have touched your hearts, your very souls. I call upon you to rise up! Take a stand against evil. Let evil know its influence upon your lives and upon your countries is NOT permitted.

Take a stand by returning to prayer.

Take a stand by sending out positive energy into the minds & hearts of those individuals who are in positions of power.

Take a stand in living your own life with more love & understanding toward others, especially those who disagree with you.

Take a stand for your children. Be a stronger parent, an even better example than what you already are knowing you are shaping future generations of your planet’s population.

Take a stand and be firm in the face of adversity as you have faith that the Source of All shall see you through it.

Take a stand by believing in yourselves as having the actual & very real power to change everything within a generation should you so choose to answer that call.

Take a stand & follow me, Archangel Michael, He Who Is Like Unto God, the Prince of the Heavenly Host, Warrior of Good, Defender of the Faith. I call upon each & every one of you to do what you can. Big, small, it doe not matter. As long as you focus on sending out only good, then your good works can & WILL TURN THE TIDE. We need you. We need your help. Without you the battle will be lost.

I repeat,

WITHOUT YOU, THE BATTLE WILL BE LOST.

The turning point has come. The turning point is NOW. Do what you can to help turn the tide and you can all take it upon yourselves to save your people, your planet. It is not too late. Light still shines in countless hearts & souls. Allow your light to shine even brighter. Be an example to others. Show them what joy it is to live in the Light so that they gradually turn from the dark path they have chosen for themselves.

I stand beside you. My legion stands behind you. Whenever you feel threatened or even if you are simply feeling overwhelmed, call my name. I, Micha-El, He Who Is Like Unto God, I shall be at your side immediately. In fact, I am at your side already, little do most of you realize.

Sent via the Universal Consciousness of the Christ,

Micha-El.

Channeled by Nefer Khepri
November 12, 2016
Houston, Texas

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The Way Card Oracle deck review

The WayCard Oracle: A Guide to the Inner JourneyUsually, an oracle deck consists of cards containing images, a title, and perhaps a few keywords. The WayCard Oracle is quite different from typical decks. It does not have a single image other than an arrow pointing up on the card back and as a watermark on the card image. Other than the arrow, each card has a single word in a dark green italic font.

The WayCard Oracle begins with the Hero/heroine card, which represents each of us. The deck continues with a card for each of the Elements and the remaining cards are named for life stages and experiences we all encounter at various times in our lives.

The WayCard Oracle contains a total of 33 cards that measure 3 x 5″. The card finish is matte and there is no heavy laminate. The WayCard Oracle is housed within a 6 x 9 x 1″ hinged lidded box with magnetic closure that can be stored upright on its end like a book. Those with card collections as large as mine (294 as of this blog post) will appreciate this as that style of box conserves much-needed bookshelf space.

The guidebook is a 6 x 9″ paperback containing 96 pages. There is a brief introduction, a section about how to use the deck, and the card interpretations. Car interpretations consist of a number of keywords, an applicable quote from a visionary; such as, Joseph Campbell, Jean Houston, Hildegarde of Bingen, among others.

The WayCard Oracle is meant to be used more for introspection and guidance. The deck creator, Martha Winona Travers, states that there is no yes or no card, but she does provide a few sample questions to demonstrate how a question requiring a yes/no answer can be restructured so that The WayCard Oracle can properly address the question.

I find that The WayCard Oracle provides insightful readings. I recommend it to those of you who may find the typical oracle and tarot imagery to be distracting. It is an interesting system that reminds of me other such decks, most notably, The Universal Cards by Juliet Jaffray Hubbs and Nora Monaco, which also works very well, and The Dolphin Divination Cards by Nancy Clemens. The guidebook for The WayCard Oracle is very well written. It contains thorough card interpretations along with suggestions as to how best to integrate the energy of each card into your life.

Blessings!

~ Nefer Khepri, PhD., R. M-T.

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The Game 7 Rain Delay Miracle

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This morning when I woke up to Steve Goodman’s immortal classic, “Go Cubs, Go” running through my head on repeat I thought to myself, “as I get out of bed it’s the first time I’ll be doing that with the Cubs as World Champions.” I had the same thought when I showered, brushed my teeth, got dressed, & had a bowl of RizzO’s cereal for breakfast.

As I ate my RizzO’s I thought back to Game 7. I thought back to the prayer I sent up to Archangel Michael, who just happens to be a personal friend of mine. I explained to him for the upteen millionth time what it means to be a Cubs fan. How much hope & disappointment is involved. I asked him to send a miracle so that just this once before I die I could see my fondest wish manifest into reality. I asked him to do something stupendous. Something that would never be forgotten so that as I told my version of events to others I could say, “it was because of Michael. Michael, the greatest of Archangels, made this happen.”

As many of you know, I have channeled Archangel Michael since 1996 & I am the exclusivesword-scales-of-justice channel of his Clear Iridescent Energy Ray (CIER). I hear his voice in my head when I connect with his energy. As I explained the situation and how absolutely dire it was as I sat there fighting back tears & biting my nails this is what I heard:

“Oh, so it’s a MIRACLE you need? Well, why didn’t you say so!” Three minutes later it began to rain at Progressive Field.

Rain is spiritually cleansing. Unless you’re aware like myself, most people have no idea how effectively rain can be used to break hexes, curses, & to cleanse away what amounted to 108 years of negative energy. As it began to rain & my husband began to swear like a sailor due to the rain delay I sat there watching the rain. All the while thinking, “Michael, I trust you. You must know what you’re doing. Make that rain work for the Cubs.”

There were a number of turning points during Game 7, but when the rains came just hard enough so that the grounds crew had to roll the tarp out to cover the field it only caused a delay of 17 minutes. I knew as those minutes ticked by something stupendous was happening. I could FEEL it. I didn’t know what it was, but I knew where it was occurring: within the confines of the visitor’s clubhouse or locker room.

jason-heywardAs it turned out, Jason Heyward, had stepped up. Despite his stellar career with the St. Louis Cardinals, he did not do well all season long & fans grumbled about his $184 million price tag. Other than his great arm in the field fans had begun to consider Heyward a very expensive miscalculation. As it turns out, Heyward called a team meeting & gave the players a pep talk. He told them to go back out there & play as if the score was 0-0. Just play to win.

And that’s just what the Cubs did. They played to win, and win they did, by only one run. It takes only one run to win a ball game.

What price do you place on a World Series championship? For life-long fans it’s priceless. Or, perhaps it has a price of $184 million. I only know one thing: despite his shortcomings this season, Jason Heyward stepped up during the deepest, darkest moment of Cubs history. Heyward revved up his team & helped them to all believe in themselves & in each other once again.

If you ask this Cubs fan, I would tell you that Archangel Michael created a miracle with that short rain delay and he was the one who put the right words in Jason Heyward’s mouth. Archangel Michael has honestly NEVER let me down. Not ONCE. He came through last night with flying colors, to say the least.

Today is different from any other day of my entire 53-year life. Today is the first day that I shall be able to go through the rest of my life knowing that MY team is finally at the top. They are the very best of the best. The curse was broken. The goat died. The black cat is no more. The Chicago Cubs are World Champions & that can never be taken from them or their fans.

Long live the Chicago Cubs!!!

 

Blessings!

 

~ Nefer Khepri, PhD

Reiki master-teacher

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My Dream Team: The Chicago Cubs

“You dream for this” ~ Kris Bryant

Chicago Cubs third baseman

2015 NL Rookie of the Year

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Kris is only 24. He’s less than half my age. He doesn’t know what it’s REALLY like to dream for this; however, I love how his eyes shone with an inner light when he said the above phrase. It made me cry. If that’s not true happiness, I don’t know what is. Here’s a video of Kris  speaking about Game 7 scheduled for tonight.

As for me, I woke up today sore everywhere. I had really awful anxiety dreams all night long of being back in high school (awful enough) with corridors & stairways that shifted & everyone seemed to know the way to the buses except me & no one could explain to me how to get to them because the building kept changing. Then I found some little yarn booties my mom had made my daughter when she was a baby. I screamed at this man who had them on his desk. He had NO right to have those booties! I broke down crying & that’s what woke me up this morning.

I gingerly got out of bed to realize I was sorer than I first thought. Even my fingers hurt so it’s difficult to type. I have no voice remaining at all. I staggered off to the bathroom hoping I didn’t have the flu. I had only gotten my shot 2 days ago, but the flu can take 2 weeks to incubate.

During my shower I remembered the most amazing dream. The Cubs were going to be in Game 7 of the World Series against the Cleveland Indians.

I emerged from the shower with a HUGE smile on my face thinking how totally amazing & wonderful that would be if it were true. I made myself a cup of coffee, still smiling. I came upstairs, switched on my computer & saw that it was no dream. My heart went pitter-patter crazy for a few seconds.

This has happened every morning since the Cubs defeated the Dodgers in Game 6 of the NLCS on October 22nd, which was my precognitive dream literally coming true as I dreamt it so many, many times for 46 years.

That dream began when I was only 6 years old. The dream is always the same. I’m in the living room of my childhood home watching the Cubs play. My dad and maternal grandfather are sitting on the couch literally on the edge of their seats. It’s Game 6 of the NLCS at Wrigley Field & the Cubs are attempting to break that curse and head into the World Series. While growing up the vast majority of Cubs players were clean-shaven except for mustaches, but in my dream many of them had full beards. My dream would recur 2 – 3 times a year right up until August, 2016. The Cubs opponent in every single dream was always the LA Dodgers.

When the Cubs ended up playing the Dodgers in the 2016 NLCS you cannot imagine my state of nerves combined with giddy happiness. I already knew how it was going to play out! I knew that it would all come down to Game 6 at Wrigley Field & I knew the Cubs would win that game to advance to the World Series. I KNEW! As I told my husband “this is the night the Cubs get into the World Series,” he yelled at me & told me to stop jinxing my team. I replied, “but my dream! My dream! Remember my dream. THIS IS IT! My dream is going to come to life before my very eyes!!” As usual, he didn’t believe me, but soon the Cubs made him a believer.

Over the years I had told all my friends & family about that recurring dream. As a child they would smile, pat me on the head as they said, “that’s nice, sweetie. What a great dream to have.” As I got older my friends would simply laugh their heads off at me. As an adult people would softly laugh and say, “you & your Cubs!” Many times that was accompanied by a rolling of their eyes. Over the years everyone always took it as some type of a joke.

But I knew. I’ve always known.

Back in 1973, or it may have been ’74 or even ’75, which were dark years for the Cubs I was very young into my fandom. I didn’t know about the goat & the curse. I was blissfully unaware of the decades that Cubs fans have suffered with their team residing in the basement. I can still recall a cartoon I saw in either the Waukegan News-Sun or the Chicago Tribune. The cartoonist had depicted a dark, dank basement that had a tiny window. The window allowed in just enough light to illuminate an old splintered wooden bench. Upon that bench sat a very sad looking Cubs cap. The cartoon insinuated that the Chicago Cubs would permanently reside in the basement, which they did until the glorious 1984 season, which then went promptly nowhere.

Despite all that, I always look back to that fine summer day when I was in the backyard with Grandpa as I asked him, “Grandpa, when do you think the Cubs will win the World Series?”

My grandpa was a big Cubs fan. He is the one who taught me to have faith in my team, no matter what. He would often say,

“A baseball team is a bit like God. You either believe in them or you don’t, but if you don’t believe how can you truly enjoy the games?”

Once he was done laughing his ass off, he gave it some serious thought. Grandpa stood there with me and must have thought for what seemed like a good five minutes. Resting his chin on his right hand while looking up to the sky, as if he were asking God for the answer. Finally, he looked down at me & burst out laughing. He had a huge belly laugh. As he laughed a tear rolled down his right cheek. I was so ANGRY at him! How DARE he laugh at MY Cubs! Then he said something I have never ever forgotten:

“The Cubs will win the World Series in 2017 & you’ll be alive to see it, but none of us will be” (meaning himself & my parents).

I took that as truth because my grandpa had a knack for spouting out crazy stuff that would years later come true. He told us when I was very small that NASA would design a ship that could go to outer space, come back, and be used again just like on Star Trek. I still recall how my parents laughed at him while I sat there with eyes big as saucers saying, “really, Grandpa? Really?” He would give me a sad smile and say, “you believe me, don’t you?” Of course. I always believed him. Even when he told lies LOL Grandpa also predicted that by the time my own child (which he said would be a girl & that I’d have only one, which came true) was becoming an adult (she’s 18 now) there would be a black man in the White House & our next president would be a woman. Once again, saying something like that in the early to mid-1970’s resulted in him being a laughing stock. As an adult I now know where a large portion of my psychic abilities come from. Grandpa was obviously psychic, but no one at the time realized it.

My mom was  always optimistic about the Cubs having been raised a fan herself by Grandpa. She listened to the 1945 World Series on the radio. She would refer to them as “our Cubs,” and when she would speak of things the Cubs had done she would say, “we played a decent game today,” or “we’ll get them next time.” It was always “us,” and “we” in my house when it came to the Cubs so that’s how it is for me to this day.

My dad was also a big Cubs fan, but he was also disloyal. During the 1970s he would also watch the White Sox. Oh man! In MY house, which was also Grandpa & Mom’s house you DID NOT WATCH ANY OTHER TEAM! PERIOD!! To do so lead to screaming matches the likes of which I had never heard before or since. Mom & Grandpa would be screaming at Dad to “get those damn BLACK Sox off the TV!” The change of color is a reference to them throwing the 1919 World Series in exchange for financial kickbacks from gamblers. The argument would always conclude with Mom or Grandpa saying, “The Cubs would NEVER EVER do something like that, so turn off that damn game or switch it to the Cubs game!” Dad always had to either comply or it was no dinner for him – for a WEEK! Back then men did not cook for themselves so Mom’s threat held a great deal of power.

Win or lose tonight, my dream of seeing the Cubs in a World Series has already come true. I figure if they lose (and that’s a mighty big IF because they stole all the momentum from the Indians last night & we have our ace of aces, Kyle Hendricks, pitching for us today), my dream still would have come true.

All I ever wanted regarding the Cubs was to see them IN a World Series. I never cared too much if they won or not. I only wished to be able to say MY Cubs are National League Champions. The reason being that from the age of 6 until I was 11 or 12 I was involved in a number of fights at school with other kids who were White Sox fans. I lived in Waukegan, which was north of Chicago. Most of us considered ourselves Northsiders so we were Cubs fans. Southsiders were the Sox fans. I’d proudly wear my Cubs t-shirts to school at a time when they were doing the worst they had ever done (Cubs fans all work hard to forget the 1970s, & don’t even mention 1969). Those kids would see me in my shirt & it would be on! Twice I was beaten so severely I had to be taken to the doctor straight from school & one of those times if my parents had had the money he would have put me in the hospital.

A person never forgets abuse of that nature. All these years I have always been able to vividly recall the face of every single child who ever hit, kicked, bit, scratched & pulled my hair. I have seen their laughing, snarling faces in my nightmares countless times.

Today, as I think back on those kids, I’ll be damned this year if I can recall what a single one of them looks like anymore! This year their faces have dimmed. As their faces began to dim I would think to myself, “Oh my God, could this be THE year?” By my birthday in mid-June I was FIRMLY convinced that yes, 2016 was THE year us long suffering Cubs fans have been waiting for, but people would tell me, “Oh! Don’t say THAT! You’ll jinx them!” The “curse mentality,” as I refer to it, has been very difficult to shed for most Cubs fans, but not this one. I lit candles all during the 2015 season concentrating on breaking that curse. Candles were very black and ugly for several months, but by the end of the season they were burning cleanly – a sure sign a curse has been broken. I also know I was not the only one burning candles for the Cubs. There is power in numbers & all that positive energy from Cubs fans of today & Cubs fans of yesteryear finally coalesced into what has become the most enjoyable & wonderful Cubs season in living memory.

My team, win or lose tonight, is a CHAMPION. They are, as Steve Goodman sings in the iconic song, “Go Cubs, Go,” “the best in the National League.” The time of taunts & remembering the horrible abuse I endured from my classmates is over.

Those kids faces today all appear blank to me. I can’t even tell what their genders were. The Chicago Cubs have successfully exorcised my demons; and in so doing, they have also exorcised the demons that have plagued the Cubs franchise for 71 years.

I did not think it was possible for me to love the Cubs anymore than I already do. I cried as I typed this. That’s how much I love MY Chicago Cubs.

My mantra this post season has been:

Go Cubs, go!! All the way to a 2016 World Series victory!!

I slightly altered it a few nights ago. My slightly revised mantra is:

Go Cubs, go!! All the way to a 2016 World Series victory in Cleveland!!

If anyone can do it, the Cubs can. I have faith. I believe. I always have & I always will. NO MATTER WHAT!

Go, Cubs, go!!!!!!!!

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Blessings!

~ Nefer Khepri, PhD., R. M-T.

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