December 8, 2020 @ 4:58 PM
Christmas Pumpkin DIY Decor
The candy theme for Christmas is so fun. One year I couldn't find anything large enough to use on my front porch for candy mints. So I sat on my porch looking at the fall decorations and the fairytale pumpkins seemed to whisper to me. Apparently they didn't want to be tossed into the woods and forgotten just yet.
That lightbulb moment went off and I thought the flattened pumpkins adorning my front porch were just the right size. So I gathered some paint brushes, paint and peppermint oil, Twilight peppermint of course!
* First I cleaned the cobwebs of Halloween and the dust of falling leaves off of the Fairytale pumpkins , the flat ones.
* Next ......
October 13, 2020 @ 12:02 PM
Morning Autumn Routine
Perfect Time to Raise Your Frequencies
We begin our transit into the darkness at the Autumn Equinox. The delights of the second harvest, also called Mabon, tap us on the shoulder with a morning chill in the air. The temperature teases us with fluctuations of warm and cool as we are taken deep into our annual journey of self discovery.
Even my precious fur babies recognize the difference. They tend to hold onto their slumber a little longer not bothering to wake me.
You may be prepared to welcome slight changes in your life. Maybe a couple of different tiny rituals as the morning chill sets in.
I have watched videos and read about many other people's .........
January 30, 2020 @ 4:29 PM
Preparing for Spring
The darkness of winter has required us to rest, to go within in order to restore ourselves. We emerge from the dark, at nature's pace, anxiously watching for signs of spring from the plant kingdom. Our ancestors believed as the dark days shortened the sun was being reborn.
Imbolc , also known as Candlemas, is celebrated as a Fire Festival encouraging the rebirth of the sun. It was a time to deep clean the home of the last remnants of Yule, honoring the Celtic Goddess of Fire, Brigid, who ruled over the hearth and the home. There was a celebration of light in anticipation of the changing of the season.
Dedicate February 2, 2020 to create .........
December 30, 2019 @ 1:24 PM
Daily Affirmation Practices
The Magic of a Peaceful Perspective Using Affirmations
Affirmations are positive statements used to increase your personal frequencies and improve your outlook on life. They can replace negative or challenging thoughts that interfere with your peace of mind. They are very powerful when you recognize a self-deprecating thought and replace it immediately with the appropriate affirmation for you.
According to the Laboratory of Neuro Imaging at the University of Southern California the average person has about 48.6 thoughts per minute. This adds up to a total of 70,000 thoughts per day. Most of these thoughts are repeated each and every day.
Repetitive words and .........
November 21, 2019 @ 10:40 AM
Winter Solstice Traditions
Yule Scents of the Season
Winter Solstice brings the Magic of darkness on this longest night of the year. In the darkness we rely on our inner sense and respond with ancestral memories of survival. We release the gorgeous colors of fall and enter stillness in the northern hemisphere. This is the first day of Winter. A celebration of the gradual return of longer, brighter days.
Until the full light of the sun arrives, we decorate with twinkling lights and a lot of sparkles that adorn homes and businesses exemplifying our Faith during this season of joy and happiness. The lighting ceremonies, once flames of candles or bale-fires, are now powered by .........
June 12, 2019 @ 9:56 AM
Summer Solstice Celebration
A Spiritual Event
A Spiritual Event
The most enchanting day of the year evokes magic and mystery. The lovely Summer Solstice.The Sun is at its most powerful and breathes life into the healing herbs and plants. Its importance is recognized at this time, as all life forms require light and warmth.This spiritual event infuses the earth, in the northern hemisphere, with helio therapy; treatments by means of the Sun's electromagnetic rays.
The word solstice derived from Latin, means "sun stands still." When I lived in Alaska, as a child and teen, I was mesmerized by the sun hanging in, what was .........
April 20, 2019 @ 4:34 PM
Thank you to LensFlairStock,etsy for our gorgeous photos.
The Spirit of Spring emerges with the promise of warmer days and colors of new beginnings. The Spring Equinox is a day of balance. This lovely day exists halfway between the Summer and Winter Solstice which brings a balance of light and dark.
It is a delightful time of year where our spirits are lifted and the promise of warmth and increased daylight arranges itself before us to enjoy. We wait, with excitement, the longer days that gently touch our faces with the bright warmth of joy from the sun.
Perennials awaken from their long winter slumber painting our landscapes with .........
December 21, 2018 @ 1:46 PM
Three Winter Solstice Spa Rituals
Release your stress; rejuvenate your mind with an indulging home spa therapy...
Thank you to SteffaniePinner.com for the lovely Photography.
The enchanting Winter Solstice is an astronomical phenomenon marking it the longest night of the year. Traditionally, it is midwinter in the northern hemisphere where food has been harvested and stored for the long cold winter months ahead. Survival depended on prayers, community and well planned preparations.
We bring these customs into our lives in the present times through time honored family and cultural traditions.
Even though the energy may sometimes be frenetic, it is .........
October 12, 2018 @ 10:38 AM
I anxiously opened the new shipment slicing through the tape ever so carefully so as not to harm the contents of the box. Once open, the aromatic molecules were released, filling the room and my heart with only goodness.
Inhaling the blended scents of braided sweetgrass, desert sage and baby white sage with a touch of lavender stems transported my mind to cultural ceremonies of long ago.
The fragrant visions spoke to me of traditional rituals designed to provide peace of mind and healing, when used properly. I was provided a magical moment during my day without even lighting a single bundle.
Long before the process of ......
January 20, 2018 @ 12:18 PM
The words we speak to ourselves out loud or in the privacy of our own minds have the ability to influence our moods. Our self talk can raise or lower our personal vibrational frequencies. Especially those words and phrases repeated on a regular basis. Words are powerful.
Our bodies and minds listen to the emotional aspects of our self talk. Repeated thoughts or phrases eventually become habitual and transform themselves into beliefs. The power of the belief created is determined by the emotional content of the words and the length of time it has been repetitious.