Blessed Monday, my dear friends!

Monday Pictures, Images, Comments, Graphics
Good Monday to you all! I hope you are having a great day. My granddaughter is having a birthday party this afternoon. I have been up since 3 a.m. I am sure I will be given out by the time the party starts. I have already did a full day’s work. Of course, there is no rest for the wicked, lol! Anyway, please forgive me if I fly through the postings today.

I hope you all having a fantastic day. And remember only 4 more days to the weekend, lol!

Special Kitty of the Day for Jan. 30

Oreo, the Cat of the Day
Name: Oreo
Age: Eight years old
Gender: Female
Kind: Cat
Home: Nova Scotia, Canada
This is Oreo. She spends most of her time in cubby holes and sunny windows. She disappeared for over six months and came back to us very skinny. Now her belly hangs off windowsills, like she is making up for lost time. We are working on helping her lose weight. She loves meeting new people and playing with their feet… so we have to warn visitors about that so she doesn’t get stepped on! The only trick she knows is how to convince someone to give her more food when she just ate, which works particularly well with visitors. She’s loyal, as far as cats go, and thinks she’s my guard cat. However she is easy to petted into submission and loves her chest and belly scratched.

Today’s Aromatherapy Tip – Perfume for the Hair

Today’s Aromatherapy Tip – Perfume for the Hair

Blend a drop or two of your favorite essential oil or synergistic blend
with a drop or two of Jojoba Oil then gently run your fingers through your hair.
The scent will remain with you all day.Try a blend with Lavender, Rose and Patchouli..

Enjoy!
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PROTECTION, The Five Pebbles

PROTECTION, The Five Pebbles

Go to a moving brook or stream. While standing in the water and facing downstream, remove five small pebbles from the stream bed As you do this, visualize your need for protection.

As your hand closes over the pebbles, see them beaming out protective energies. Just as the pebbles are hard and have weathered for eons, so too will they strengthen your protective shield.

Now carry them at all times for protection. If you wish, place them in a small pouch or a fold of cloth, or incorporate them into some form of jewelry.

A Pioneer’s Apothecary

TO RELIEVE A COLD,  slice open a fresh onion and allow it to sit overnight near the “sick bed.”

Boil one quart of water, add one tablespoon each of sage, thyme, and chamomile flowers, fresh or dried. Allow the steam to rise and inhale the vapors.

Steam one tablespoon of freshly grated ginger root in one cup of boiled water for fifteen minutes. Strain and add one tablespoon of filtered honey.

Meditation to Meet Your Fire Guide

Meditation to Meet Your Fire Guide

 

 

Create a simple altar with an orange cloth and a red candle. Use an amber- or wood-scented incense. Take several deep, cleansing breaths. Get comfortable. Focus on your breathing and close your eyes. Visualize the gateway to the elemental realm of fire. Make the gate as strong and elaborate as you wish. How does it open? Take several slow, deep breaths. See the gate open and walk through it. Everything is dark. Before you is a pathway illuminated with candles on each side. It is a broad, safe pathway. Begin to walk down it. Slowly stars become visible in the dark sky. Take a moment to appreciate the twinkling lights. Focus on the candle flames and note that no two candles are exactly alike. They dance in various colors on the tips of the candles. You feel warm, safe and happy. Focus on your breath. Further on down the path you see your elemental guide for the realm of fire. Approach him slowly and greet him warmly. Listen to what he has to say. When you have heard all you wish, thank him and then turn to go back up the path. As your approach the gateway you notice it is still open. Walk through it. Take several slow deep breaths and then open your eyes. Write down all you learned in your journal. Close your personal circle.

Creating A Magickal Tree

You can create your own, albeit more modest but nevertheless magickal, world tree in your garden.

Although you might have a small garden, you can still create a magickal tree in the centre of it, it can be used to circle round for spells and rituals and as a focus of power. It changes it energies according to the seasons and you can sit close to it in Sun, Moon and Starlight to absorb their different powers.

You can use any tree or a large bush as long as it has plenty of branches. Indoors, you can use a large ornamental tree or bush. Alternatively, use large, stripped wood branches indoors or set them in soil. Wherever it is located, your magickal tree acts as a protective force to repel harm from your property.

You can start the tree with just one or two items. You will need some of the following:

  • A witch ball or coloured glass fishing float that reflects the garden and shines in sunlight. These are both protective and empowering. Witch Balls resemble huge Christmas baubles and come from the American folk tradition. You can make one by painting a glass sphere with metallic paint or buy one from a New Age shop or website. You can also find them sold as disco balls in gift stores.
  • Fishing floats made of transparent glass are on sale in antique stores or garage sales, but increasingly in gift shops and housewares stores. Hang two or three of these from the tree. You can have a rope with three fishing floats, each of different coloured glass on your tree, better yet use your imagination, it’s your tree be creative.
  • Mirrors. These need only be small to reflect the flow of life force round the garden and repel all harm. You can use ordinary round mirrors or Chinese lucky Bagua mirrors that display the old Chinese symbols for eight natural forces that together energies the universe and our lives. Convex one that curve outwards are especially protective.
  • Outdoors, nets of seeds and nuts or fat ball bring wild birds to the tree. This is especially important if the tree itself is not living.
  • Symbols of fertility and prosperity. Fill small raffia baskets with long handles with coins, sparkling crystals like yellow citrine and clear crystal quartz or dried herbs like sage, rosemary and thyme that bring abundance to the garden and your home. You can often buy ornamental baskets set with wooden or ceramic fruits and flowers.
  • Small metal birds (you can sometimes buy them made of recycled metal). They will gleam in the light and encourage the circulation of positivity.
  • Feathers on cords to encourage positive change and the free-flowing life force.
  • Seasonal flowers, again especially important if the tree itself is not living. These can be weaved into circlets or used as garlands secured with twine. Keep these fresh and replace regularly.
  • Sun catchers, crystals or polished glass stones on chains.
  • Ribbons tied on the tree for different wishes. Secure the ribbon with three knots or to the tree and make your wish. Use ribbons that are not synthetic.
  • Use the following list when choosing the colours of items to put on to your magickal tree:

Blue:  Justice, career, travel and house moves.

Brown:  Animals, property, finances and officialdom

Green: Love and fidelity, for gradual increase in health, alternative healing, prosperity and to heal the planet

Orange:  Creativity and fertility

Pink:  Children, new or first love, peace, peaceful dreams and reconciliation

Purple:  Psychic awareness, peace, alternative healing and for protection

Red:  Passion and change

Yellow:  Learning and anything that needs to happen first or temporarily in your life: also for conventional healing.

EIGHT GIFTS THAT DO NOT COST A CENT

EIGHT GIFTS THAT DO NOT COST A CENT

 

  1. THE GIFT OF LISTENING…
    But you must REALLY listen. No interrupting, no daydreaming, no planning your response. Just listening.
  2. THE GIFT OF AFFECTION…
    Be generous with appropriate hugs, kisses, pats on the back and holds. Let these small actions demonstrate the love you have for family and friends.
  3. THE GIFT OF LAUGHTER…
    Clip cartoons. Share articles and funny stories. Your gift will say, “I love to laugh with you.”
  4. THE GIFT OF A WRITTEN NOTE…
    It can be a simple “Thanks for the help” note or a full sonnet. A brief, handwritten note may be remembered for a lifetime, and may even change a life.
  5. THE GIFT OF A COMPLIMENT…
    A simple and sincere, “You look great in red,” “You did a super job” or “That was a wonderful meal” can make someone’s day.
  6. THE GIFT OF A FAVOR…
    Every day, go out of your way to do something kind.
  7. THE GIFT OF SOLITUDE…
    There are times when we want nothing better than to be left alone. Be sensitive to those times and give the gift of solitude to others.
  8. THE GIFT OF A CHEERFUL DISPOSITION…
    The easiest way to feel good is to extend a kind word to someone, really it’s not that hard to say, Hello or Thank You.

 

 

Author Unknown
— Submitted by Farez Shabudin Karimani

Magickal Goody for April 28: PLAIN OLD GOOD LUCK CHARM

PLAIN OLD GOOD LUCK CHARM

–Apache tear stone 7 Star Anise seeds
–7 inches of gold ribbon 4 inch square of yellow fabric
Place the stone in the center of the fabric. Add the seeds one at a time and say:
One for luck, Two for money,
Three for favor, Four to keep my days sunny,
Five for old, Six for new, Seven brings success in all that I do.
Gather the ends of the cloth and tie in a pouch with the gold ribbon.
Apache tear is a globule of translucent obsidian. It is carried as a good-luck charm.
It is also used for protective purposes as well as all the other stones referred to as obsidian.
There are many varieties of aniseed, the most common is the ash-colored kind from Spain.
If star anise seed is unavailable to you, regular anise seed will do.
The number seven is know as a lucky number.