My Oh My

Broken Skin, Broken Toes
Broken Mirrors Galore!

Broken Fingers, Broken Glass
Swollen Limbs and More.

Aches, Pains and
Some Sleep Deprivation

Plaster Spills, Clouds of Saw Dust
and some Other Frustrations

My Oh My
What a Week it has Been!

Playing a Little Broken Bells in Honor of all the other Broken Items this Week!

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Speak to me of Friendship

Friendship

And a youth said, “Speak to us of Friendship.”

Your friend is your needs answered.

He is your field which you sow with love and reap with thanksgiving.

And he is your board and your fireside.

For you come to him with your hunger, and you seek him for peace.

When your friend speaks his mind you fear not the “nay” in your own mind, nor do you withhold the “ay.”

And when he is silent your heart ceases not to listen to his heart;

For without words, in friendship, all thoughts, all desires, all expectations are born and shared, with joy that is unacclaimed.

When you part from your friend, you grieve not;

For that which you love most in him may be clearer in his absence, as the mountain to the climber is clearer from the plain.

And let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.

For love that seeks aught but the disclosure of its own mystery is not love but a net cast forth: and only the unprofitable is caught.

And let your best be for your friend.

If he must know the ebb of your tide, let him know its flood also.

For what is your friend that you should seek him with hours to kill?

Seek him always with hours to live.

For it is his to fill your need, but not your emptiness.

And in the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures.

For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.

~ Kahlil Gibran ~

~ Gratitude ~

These past few weeks have been chaotic to say the least. Between the construction of the new space and the deconstruction of our current location, our minds and bodies have been put through the ringer! It is very easy to become overwhelmed during times like these, however, we have learned that you can keep calm and focused with the help of some really good music. Lately we are very fond of one of the newest albums by David & Steve Gordon.

Sequoia Records describes this album as music to ” Soothe your spirit. Fluid melodies of soaring Native American flute bathed reverberating Shamanic atmospheres, keyboard textures and occasional nature sounds carry you to a deeply nourishing place of rest. Acclaimed masters of healing music, David & Steve Gordon have created an entirely new form of relaxing music that combines Native American flute music with soothing meditation music. The result is deeply calming music that is organic, spontaneous, serene and filled with spirit. You’ll want to return again and again to this wonderful source of inner renewal and inspiration. This breathlessly beautiful ambient music will aid you in your journey — use it for meditation, massage, yoga, sleep and relaxation. Welcome home – You know this music because it echoes in the canyons of your soul.”

We are truly filled with Gratitude while listening to this album. It helps us release all tension and stress during this process and stay grounded.

~ Flicker of the Flame ~

~ The Flicker of the Flame ~

Out of all the rituals and tools available, Candles are by far my favorite to work with. A candle is like a prayer that goes on after my knees have given up. It is a flickering reminder of my goals, its soft light guiding me forward towards that which I desire.

One can always find a way to incorporate Candle magic into their lives. The only investment of time you must make is choosing what color to buy or make and then the time to burn. Of course, if you have more time than that, there are ways to increase the power of the work you are doing by anointing, carving, and so on. Sometimes I will “prepare” several candles to work with over the next month. At other times, life gets so busy, the only preparation done is the thought of what I need as I light a candle.

Like most things, a little knowledge can go a long way in helping you achieve your goals. Incorporating one or more of the following details into the work you do with candles can increase their power greatly. Look at each list and choose according to what your intention is.

~ The Colors ~

 White – Purity, Spirituality, Truth, Spirit

Red – Energy, Strength, Sexual Potency

Orange – Ambition, Vitality, Career, Matters involving Law

Yellow – Intellectualism, Memory and Creativity

Green – Prosperity, Abundance, Fertility

Blue – Inspiration, Communication, Peace, Devotion

Indigo – Spiritual Power, Psychic ability, Third Eye Magic

Violet – Intuition, Meditation, Harmony, Spiritual Guidance

Pink – Love, Affection and Romance

Brown – Earth Magics, Stability, Nurturing & Grounding.

Black – Protection, Reversing, Absorbing, Hidden Knowledge

 ~ Day of the Week ~

Sunday — Joy, Prosperity, Psychic work, Confidence

Monday — Protection, Emotions, Healing, Female concerns

Tuesday — Conqueror, Power, Strength, Physical Healing

Wednesday — Mental, Spiritual work, Business needs 

Thursday — Growth, Expansion, Patience, Understanding 

Friday — Love, Affairs of the Heart, Attraction work, Prosperity, Fertility 

Saturday — Remove Obstacles, Block, Protection, Hex-breaking

 ~ Phases of the Moon ~

New Moon – From the day of the New Moon to three days after. For Love, Health or Job hunting. New Moon is for starting New Ventures & for New Beginnings.

Waxing Moon – From seven to fourteen days after the New Moon. For Constructive magic such as Love, Wealth, Success, Courage, Friendship, Luck and Health. The Waxing Moon is the time to do work about Invocation, Attraction and bringing in; for example, attracting a lover or bringing in more abundance.

Full Moon – From fourteen to seventeen days after the new moon. For Prophecy, Protection, Divination. Any working that needs extra power. Also for Love, Knowledge, Legal undertakings, Money and Dreams.

 Waning Moon – From three to ten days after the Full Moon. The Waning Moon is used for Banishing work, for ridding oneself of Addictions, Illness or Negativity. The Waning Moon is the time to light candles for Clearing and Removing.

 Dark Moon – From ten to fourteen days after the full moon. The dark moon is a time for ridding oneself of Bad Habits, Binding spells, for Exploring our darkest recesses and understanding our Angers and Passions. Also bringing Justice to bear.

 Some examples:

Waning Moon – Removing Debt

Waxing Moon – Attract Abundance 

Waning Moon – Banishing Illness 

Waxing Moon – Inviting Healing Energy 

Waning Moon – Clearing out old Relationship Baggage 

Waxing Moon – Attracting a Soulmate into your Life 

New Moon – Candle for New Job 

Full Moon – Candle for Spiritual Answers, Intuition 

Dark Moon – Candle to Quit Smoking  

This is a great starting point to working with candles. But remember this is just some added guidance. I keep lots of White and Black Candles on hand to use in place of the colored ones for use in times when I need to be doing some work but don’t have specific colors on hand. White can always be used in place of a color because white contains all colors and black is always good for doing banishing work. Stay tuned to learn which oils work best for desired results, anointing candles, spell work and more.


So, my lovely readers, grab a candle, make a wish…..and LIGHT! 

Tower of Babel

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…”

~ Dr. Seuss ~

Happy Birthday Seuss!