Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Threshold Invocation For The Festival Of IMBOLC - Folklore for some, Tradition for Others

 Threshold Invocation For The Festival Of IMbolC
(to be said at the front door of the house on the eve of Imbolc, 31 January, in the evening)  

Midwife of Mystery, open the door,
  Infant of the Infinite, come you in. 
Let there be welcome to the newborn truth,
  Let there  be welcome to the Spring of the Year. 
In cold and darkness you are traveling,
  In warmth and brightness you will arrive. 
May the blessed time of Imbolc
  Kindle the soul of all beings,
Bringing birth to innocence and integrity
  From the depths to the heights,
From the heights to the depths,
  In the heart of every soul.  

*Caitlin Matthews, "Celtic Devotional"

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Fairy Of Peace Art Print - "Let There Be Peace On Earth" Earth As Our Mother Video

Greeting all Friends of the Fairy Folk.  I just re-listed this fairy print and thought you might like to take a peek.  Happiness to ALL !  

Here is a wonderful rendition of "Let There Be Peace On Earth".  I especially love this because the lyrics refer to Earth as Our Mother, which honors the Divine Feminine.  Mothers (and those endowed with the Mother Spirit) are most vehemently for Peace.  Love and Light ... Remember We Are One.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Selenite - Emissary Of Light

Salutations to all who come in peace.  Below are some wonderful tidbits that I have collected through the years about one of my very favorite stones – Selenite.  This has been a magical stone for me indeed, especially when meditating.  It is also a stone that never needs cleansing and energizing but rather cleanses and energizes other stones as well as amplifies their energies when placed near or on them.  I also use this to cleanse my jewelry of negativity.  Another way I use this stone is with my Reiki healing.  For me, it helps to get into the "zone" and brings positive and light-filled energy around me. 

I acquired a few towers like the ones pictured above and some wands, in a natural state not smoothed.  I also have a wired-wrapped piece that I wear around my neck from time to time.  

Since stones are very dear to me and speak to me, perhaps that is why they seem to work for me as well.  Be that as it may, you may take these facts with a grain of salt, or perhaps you also believe in the power and energy of stones; either way I wish for you to enjoy and find peace and happiness. 

Selenite: One of the most powerful crystals for the new vibration on earth. Selenite brings clarity of mind, enhancing mental flexibility and strengthening decisions. Opening the crown and higher chakras and accessing higher guidance, with it you can access past lives. Selenite assists judgement and insight. Selenite is a calm stone that instills deep peace and is excellent for meditation or spiritual work and can channel energy to induce spiritual contact. 

Selenite can make it possible for one to consciously meet one's spirit guides and guardian angels and receive advice from them. It will move you into a meditative state very quickly.  Selenite keeps one energized.  It links you to angelic guidance and teaches you about higher meaning and purpose. Unites you with your life's purpose! 

Selenite is a true and real channel of divine energy. It is often referred to as an "Emissary of Light". 

Use selenite to create a spiritual vortex around your home and around yourself and family members. Lay down in the middle of six or more selenite wands and you may experience the feeling of spiritual ascension.  

Selenite  also has the ability to clear other stones that are placed on or near it.  It is ideal for purification of all types and is a wonderful tool to use in clearing your environment of negativity. Combine selenite with other stones and it will amplify and blend with the energies of those stones. When combined into one wand, it will emanate as one harmonious healing energy.  

For those practicing Feng Shui, Selenite is an excellent stone to help energy move in areas that are blocked.  Place Selenite all over your home, especially near corners.  It removes energy blocks from the physical and etheric bodies. It also aligns the spine and is good for the skeleton. 

With my heartfelt wishes for Happiness, Generosity Of Spirit, Peace and Abundance for ALL !

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Happy Birthday Mom !

Today is my Mom's birthday....and I wanted to blog about the dream I had about her the other night.  I miss her so much ... but when she comes to me in my dreams...well, for just a little while I feel better and that she is with me.  I know she is with me all the time...but I don't always "feel" it...when I dream of her...then I can feel her sweet Spirit.  Happy Birthday my sweet, beloved Mom ... Love Always and Forever.

I Dreamed About My Mom Last Night - January 11, 2012

I wanted at least to get this down ... I dreamed about my mom last night.  I can't tell you how much I miss her and it's been so long since she has passed on to paradise.  But, I miss her still, she was such a wonderful mom ... nobody could take her place.  There is a hole in my heart that can't be filled while she is gone from this earthly plane.   I feel like a shadow of a mother compared to her, but try hard to be like her.  I can't tell you how unselfish and giving and gentle and kind she was ... to all her family, and to everybody she came in contact with.  Everybody loved mom.  

I do think she gave me a "visit" last night and I so needed that.  In the dream I thought she was still on this plane of existence and even told her wasn't she surprised that she outlived daddy.  Usually in my dreams I know she has passed and am so delighted and overjoyed to see her.  But in this dream, for the first time, I forgot that, and she was alive here and now.  She pulled me into another room for us to be alone and she whispered something in my ear, but I don't know what it was.  She had a big smile on her face and I felt everything is going to be ok.  I've been so worried as of late and try not to think of my problems and concentrate on thinking positive and going forward as best as I can, but it's been so hard.  So, her coming to me has really helped. 

Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
~a poem written in 1932 by Mary Elizabeth Fry  

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft star-shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.

Well, it's been a few days since the dream ... you know I feel better .... sometimes we do have to feel these sad feelings and write about them ... then let them go ... keeping the wonderful warm memories.  I know mom is with me and she doesn't want me to be sad.  So writing about your feelings do help.
With Wishes for Goodness and Light To Be In Everyone's Life With Lots of LOVE.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Protesting - Stop SOPA - Keep the Internet Free From Censorship

Stop SOPA or the internet will really go dark.  This blog for today is in protest to stop SOPA along with thousands of others worldwide.  If you are not in the "know" by now check the following links to become informed and aware how your life and liberty could be impacted.  Please note...some of these sites will be in the dark for the 18th.




See you all on the 19th.  

Love And Light, Liberty, Health, Happiness to ALL

Monday, January 16, 2012

Zelda - Flower Fairy Art Doll

Greetings All !  Well, I just re-listed this Fairy Art Doll.  She's one on my mixed media, assemblage, altered art pieces.  I made a bunch of art dolls a while ago and list them now and again at my Etsy shop.  I hope you enjoy looking.  

Happiness and A Life Filled With Friendship and FUN !

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Team Etsy Folk Treasury - Embellished Fairy of Inspire

Greetings all dear friends, new and old.  I thought I would have a short post of this Team Etsy Folk Treasury.  For those who are not familiar with these treasuries, anyone can curate one and they show up at the treasuries on etsy.  I belong to this team and the curator was kind enough to highlight my embellished Fairy Of Inspire Print.  Everything here is so very colorful, don't you think.  I hope you enjoy taking a peek at these gems.  I know that all these take a lot of time and effort and creativity and love.  

(Just click on the picture and it will take you to the treasury page.) 

As Always Health and Happiness to ALL !

Friday, January 13, 2012

LUCKY Friday the 13th - Positive Thinking Can Change Your World

Since I like to think positive and believe that doing that can create positive energy ... why not consider this to be a lucky day? ... We create the world that we want by what we think!

Friday the 13th can be a very lucky day.
In Ancient Rome, the citizens dedicated the 6th day of the week to their beautiful Goddess Venus, the Goddess of Love, Beauty and Fertility.  Eventually this day evolved into Friday, and was considered to be the luckiest day of the week.     

The number 13 has been a magical number since the the Ancient Egyptians first depicted the Ladder to Eternal Life. They believed that there were twelve steps on the ladder to eternal life and knowledge and to take the thirteenth step meant going through death into everlasting life. Thirteen, for the Egyptians, was associated with immortality.

The number 13 in the Coperos religion (small culture in brazil) is like a God number. All coperos must know that this number can save the humankind. In Sikhism the number 13 is considered a special number since 13 is tera in Punjabi which also means "yours" (as in, "I am yours, O Lord").

There are other significances of the number 13; There are thirteen Moon cycles in a year, the ancient Lunar calendar had 13 months, a traditional coven has 13 members, Romans require 13 guests be present at weddings, in the Hebrew faith age 13 is considered to be an adult, there are 13 players on a rugby team and there are 13 cards of each suit in a deck of cards. 

Wishing All Happiness, Peace, Abundance and LOVE !

Saturday, January 7, 2012

COURAGE - What Does It Mean ??? And my Fairy Of Courage Embellished Art Print

“Any fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent.  It takes a touch of genius-and a lot of courage-to move in the opposite direction.”  ~Albert Einstein (1879-1955)  

“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.”  Winston Churchill (1874-1965) 

 “The secret of happiness is freedom.  The secret of freedom is courage.”  ~Thucydides (Ancient Greek historian and author, 460-404bc)
“You will never do anything in this world without courage.  It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.”  ~Aristotle (Ancient Greek Philosopher, Scientist and Physician, (384 BC -322 BC)

This is my very favorite - it speaks to my Heart and Soul.  “God grant me the courage not to give up what I think is right even though I think it is hopeless.”  ~Chester W. Nimitz 

Here is my newest listing at my Etsy Shop - a one of a kind, matted, embellished Fairy Of Courage Art Print.  I hope she gives you a bit of courage .... we can all use more of it from time to time.  

Courage ... what does it mean?  I think it may mean different things to different people and different things at different times.  Speaking for myself, real courage is doing what is "right and good" even though it may be against the majority of the people.  We have to be really honest with ourselves and search inside for the answers of what is right and true.  What is good for all not just selfishly good for ourselves.  It's really hard to fight for somethings that may very well mean a little less for yourself and perhaps also putting oneself into peril.  I think it takes tremendous courage to be non-violent especially amongst such violent and hate-filled people.  It's scary to be around those folks....but, alas, we can't get away from it ... and it's in all of us ... we must be vigilant to fight the dark energies within and without ourselves.  Anyway, that's what I've learned and try to do each and every day.  In my younger years I thought I was such a good person, but I didn't think things through ... not really ... in these past years I've had an awakening, a remembering .... it's actually more painful, but I'm coming into my own .... finally.  But, I still seek courage and the ways to move on in Goodness and Light.  

As Always, Wishing You All The Very Best Life Has To Offer, True Friendship, Happiness, Abundance, Kindness, Compassion, Beauty, and LOVE !!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Fairy Of Charity

Greetings Pilgrims who gather in Goodness and Peace.  Below are some fabulous quotes I have gathered through the years on Charity.  I love, love, love Virginia Woolf's quote the best....although they are all wonderful.  Charity is about giving without expecting anything in return and NOT making the person feel "less than" yourself.  Genuine Charity helps everyone to feel and live an abundant life (not hideous wealth) ... abundant in every way ... materially, spiritually, socially and in good health in body and mind. 

A society that has more justice is a society that needs less charity.” 
~Ralph Nader
The life of a man consists not in seeing visions and in dreaming dreams, but in active charity and in willing service.  ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
To give up yourself without regret is the greatest charity.  ~Bodhidharma
Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance.  
~Francis of Assisi
Every good act is charity. A man's true wealth hereafter is the good that he does in this world to his fellows. ~Moliere    
May your charity increase as much as your wealth”  ~ Proverb
Where the Mind is biggest, the Heart, the Senses, Magnanimity, Charity, Tolerance, Kindliness, and the rest of them scarcely have room to breathe.  
~Virginia Woolfe


As Always, Good Health, Happiness, Peace and Abundance to All !