Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Beltane is a time of fertility and fire and this is often reflected in the magick of the season. In some, but not all, traditions of Wicca and Paganism sacred sex is part of spiritual practice which takes place in the 'Great Rite' which is a ritualized connection between the God and Goddess and is often performed symbolically with an athame and chalice.you'll find the ritual here). Then on May 1st I'll plan on some little celebration - maybe I'll plant some herbs that will go into my herb garden this year, and if the weather cooperates, I may even work out in the yard preparing it for the great abundance of flowers, shrubs and trees that surround my yard with beauty.
Whatever way you celebrate Beltane, be sure to include the God and Goddess in your celebrations, for without their union and blessings on the Earth, the abundance that we enjoy would not 'spring' forth. Happy Beltane!
Friday, April 22, 2011
I thought I'd share a few goodies with you that I purchased this week . . . well, that and I'm procrastinating on my Beltane post - there's so much that I want to include and I find I'm editing and re-editing - sometimes one should leave well enough alone. However, it will get done and I'll post it within the next few days.Judy Fritts, a talented jewelry designer, and knew I had to have it. Like I've said before, I can't get enough Carnelian right now. Judy's prices are very reasonable for the quality of work she does. I hope you'll stop by Judy's website - who knows? You might find something that jumps out at you!
Have a Blessed weekend and Happy Easter to those of my family, friends and you who celebrate it.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
As usual, I wanted everything, but had to narrow it down to just a few. This is what I picked out . . .
I don't think I've mentioned it before here on my blog, but I've signed up for Hibiscus Moon's Crystal Healer Certification Program. She runs one class a month online and there are twelve classes, so after a year I'll be a Certified Crystal Healer. There is so much to learn and I'm looking forward to being able to incorporate crystals and stones into my Reiki practice. Now, I just need to figure out which stone to use for information retention . . .
Friday, April 15, 2011
So there you have it . . . a few of the books currently on my bedside table. I found myself wishing last night that I was one of those people who could fan through the pages of a book and know all there is to know about the book . . . I even tried laying on my hands, but to no avail. I guess I'll just have to do it the old fashioned way.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
and your life will become a glorious adventure."
~ Mack Douglas ~
Last night I went for my orientation at the Dane County Humane Society. To say the least, I am impressed with this organization. Everything they do is for the benefit of the animals (and people) they serve. And they have fun doing it!
I should be hearing from my trainer within the next few weeks to set up my schedule. I plan on starting with four hours - one day a week. My job will be 'Canine Companion' which means I'll be walking dogs and playing with them. Ruff, eh? (Get the pun? Rough=Ruff? I know I'm too funny!).
Anyway, if you've given volunteering just an inkling of a thought, I encourage you to get out there and at least experience the orientation. Who knows, maybe your life will be headed on a glorious adventure!
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Anyway, sorry my blog is such a mess, but I hope you'll bear with me as we wade through this thing called the internet. I want to send a BIG shout-out to Sharon over at 'Plumrose Lane' for keeping us updated . . . now there's a lady who knows what customer service is all about!
Have a blessed day!
Monday, April 11, 2011
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Friday, April 8, 2011
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Thursday, April 7, 2011
"WE ARE ONE"
"I AM the alpha and omega - the beginning and the end.
I AM the dove of Peace created of ash and rising as a phoenix -
birthed of a transmuting fire.
I AM soaring as an eagle on the spiralling thermals of Love
from the heart of the Great Mother.
I AM the Light of the Father emerging from the darkness
of ignorance and suffering.
I AM the Christ."
"WE ARE ONE"
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
The hymn was originally written as a poem to comfort a dying child in 1860 by Anna B. Warner. It was put to music and the chorus added in 1861 by William Bradbury and was published as part of his hymnal collection, The Golden Sower.
While in the shower the other day, I started singing the song spontaneously, for no reason other than I wanted to hear my own voice, ha ha. Then as I was singing the song, I started to change the words. To that end, I finished it today and this is what it looks like . . . it is sung to the music of 'Jesus Loves Me' . . .
'Goddess Loves Me'
Goddess loves me,
This I know,
For Nature tells me so.
She is wise and full of love;
In my darkness She is light.
Goddess loves me through the day,
She gives me strength
To find my way.
She shows me the path to take;
Ever mindful I make my way.
Goddess loves me
In the night,
Shining down her gifts so bright.
She protects and guides me through;
Until the morning light anew.
Goddess loves me
She will stay,
Forever by me all the way.
She has made my life complete;
As above it is below.
Yes, Goddess loves me!
Yes, Goddess loves me!
Yes, Goddess loves me!
For nature tells me so.
~ Teresa Martens ~
Monday, April 4, 2011
And of course, not one to leave a shelf empty, this past Saturday we took a drive to Milwaukee so that I could get some stones that were on my wish list. With the help of my 'intuitive' husband (he seems to have a knack for this) I was able to fulfill my wish list and then some.
Black Onyx, Garnet, Black Obsidian (Root Chakra)
Red Jasper (Sacral or 2nd Chakra)
Moonstone, Tiger's Eye, Malachite (Solar Plexus or 3rd Chakra)
Unakite, Green Aventurine, Rose Quartz (Heart or 4th Chakra)
Fluorite, Blue Kyanite, Blue Calcite (Throat or 5th Chakra)
Sugilite/Charoite, Lapis Lazuli, Amethyst (Third Eye or 6th Chakra)
Black Tourmaline (Crown or 7th Chakra)
So, with some of the thousands of crystals and stones available in place, a crystal class under my belt and having signed up for an eight week crystal class, I'm on my way to seeing one of my goals realized - that of a Certified Crystal Healer.
Granted, it will take time, bit it's so worth the effort! There is just so much to learn about these amazing entities and I plan on enjoying the ride . . .
Friday, April 1, 2011
Oh, to be in England
Now that April's there,
And whoever wakes in England
Sees, some morning, unaware,
That the lowest boughs and the brushwood sheaf
Round the elm-tree bole are in tiny leaf,
While the chaffinch sings on the orchard bough
In England - now!
And after April, when May follows,
And the whitethroat builds, and all the swallows
Hark! where my blossomed pear-tree in the hedge
Leans to the field and scatters on the clover
Blossoms and dewdrops - at the bent spray's edge
That's the wise thrush; he sings each song twice over,
Lest you should think he never could recapture
The first fine careless rapture!
And though the fields look rough with hoary dew,
All will be gay when noontide wakes anew
The buttercups, the little children's dower, -
Far brighter than this gaudy melon-flower!