Apr 30, 2010

Blessed Beltane

Beltane (or May Day) is the last Sabbat of the waxing year. The next holiday is Summer Solstice, the zenith of the light from which the year begins to wane. Beltane is the approaching height of fertility and is a feast of fires and flowers...the Goddess’s and the Earth’s passion to bloom and bear fruit. 

Brightness and abundance are present everywhere at Beltane...in the greening and blooming of the land...the colors of the May pole...the candles and brightness of the women’s clothes. Where Spring Equinox colors were pastels, Beltane’s are rose for new love or primary colors that emphasize brightness and fertility.

Beltane Starts: the evening of April 30th, concluding at sunset of May 1st, Actual Day: the date on which the sun is at 15 degrees Taurus.

Activities and Rituals:
fertilize, nurture and boost existing goals, games, activities of pleasure, leaping bonfires, making garlands, May Pole dance, planting seeds, walking one’s property, feasting

Red, White, Brown, Pink, Green

Broom, May Pole, cauldron

Emerald, malachite, amber, orange carnelian, sapphire, rose

Symbols and Decorations:
May Pole, fires, fertility, flowers, growing things, ploughs, cauldrons of flowers

A Fairy Spell for Beltane

In a woodland clearing, spread a clean green cloth. On it place
small cakes or offerings and flowers, especially  roses and primroses, in a circle. Imagine the magic around you and say:

“O Fairy Queen,
Upon your white steed,
Within me plant
A magic seed.
From you may spring
Many new beginnings.
Great Queen,
Accept these offerings.”

Leave the items and walk around the cloth three times, then slowly
walk the path back to your home. Listen for the sound of laughter and bells and know you are blessed. Beltane is the time when fairies return from their winter rest, carefree and full of mischief and delight. 

On the night before Beltane, it is said, people would place Rowan branches at their windows and doors for protection. This is also a perfect time for night or predawn rituals to draw down power to promote fertility in body and mind. 

At Beltane, the Pleiades star cluster rises just before sunrise on the morning horizon. The Pleiades is known as the seven sisters, and resembles a tiny dipper-shaped pattern of six moderately bright stars in the constellation of Taurus, near the shoulder. If weather permitting, watch for it low in the east-northeast sky.. just a few minutes before sunrise.

Apr 28, 2010

"What Is...?" Wednesday

String Theory

Imagine a wave of particles streaming out across space. Wouldn't that look like a great, long, wiggly string?  Is that string theory? Yes...well, sort of... However, it does demonstrate that particles.. any particles...can form long strings.

 There are long string streams emanating from the Sun right now, washing up against buildings and reflecting colours into your eye holes. There are strings of radiation particles bursting forth from your monitor, crashing up against your face, and running down cracks in your skin... There are streams of strings everywhere.

You may be thinking: "All this talk of streams is making me want to pee. Is that string theory?" No but read on...

Gravity is everywhere in the universe and as such it needs energy to keep it running. As luck would have it there is an awful lot of energy in all those particle strings all over the place. An awful lot. To demonstrate just how much energy is present in strings you can perform a string theory experiment of your own.

To illustrate this simply:

Step one: Decorate a tree with the christmas tree lights.

Step two: Undecorate the tree.
Step three: Put the lights in the bag.
Step four: Put the bag in your loft.
Step five: Wait one year.
Step six: Retrieve the bag
Step seven: Now, attempt to untangle the string of lights.

What you will discover is that a seemingly inoffensive string with plastic bulbs on it somehow stores staggering levels of energy within. Now imagine if you'd put two strings of lights in those bags. Pretty scary, huh? What about an infinite number of strings? A bit harder to imagine, but I'm sure you're getting the picture.

The universe is like that bag in the loft containing more christmas tree lights than you can imagine. Every planet is a bulb; some of the bulbs are broken, some are not. The person trying to unravel all those strings is the Space-Time Vortex Guy, Bob. The energy expelled by Space-Time Vortex Guy Bob, in unravelling the christmas tree lights is what we know as gravity. And that is string theory explained simply.

How, you may be asking, does this affect me...? Well, it shows that if this theory were to be proven...Science would explain how we affect our environment and how it affects us...kind of a pagan notion, eh?

Apr 27, 2010

Tarot Tuesday

The Ace Of Pentacles

The Ace of Pentacles indicates great wealth and happiness. The happiness may be the culmination of something long desired but does not necessarily have a monetary value...some of the most wonderful gifts of life are not bought The Ace of Pentacles represents new beginnings, fresh energy, and inspiration. In this case, the Pentacles are equal to the alchemical element of earth and therefore symbolize the material world and things associated with matter and the body.

In this card we see a Dragon grasping a Pentacle that appears to contain the Universe. Dragons are creatures that symbolize pure perfection and of being in harmony with both the material world and the spiritual realm.The conclusion of your progress is near, you need only to travel a short distance further and you can actually have a glimpse of what lies ahead. The Aces are all about a new start and this one as a Ace-Pentacle indicates that you need only undertake the work and do it joyfully and be confident about it.

The reversed Ace of Pentacles can indicate that you are worrying too much about money. We all need to pay attention to our finances but to be overly concerned can steal our capacity for happiness in the present moment. Count your blessings... do what you can and leave the rest to the Universe. In spiritual issues, the reversed Ace of Pentacles is a signal that you may benefit greatly from increased contact with people who are on a spiritual path. 

Whether that's a path that's very similar to your own or whether you wish to learn more about very different ways of looking at things is up to you. The point is to go out into the world, and learn more about what others are saying, thinking and experiencing.

I'n health concerns, you don't have to spend a fortune to get and stay healthy. Simple things help support your health and many things are under your direct control, such as thinking positively, eating well, resting, getting exercise, and so on. Start small. Live one day at a time.

Apr 25, 2010

Serenity Sunday

Gratitude Rocks

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow

The basic idea of a gratitude rock or gratitude stone, is simple. You carry it with you, typically in your pocket or purse. Whenever you touch it, you give thanks for something right at that moment. No matter whether you are stuck in traffic, sitting at your desk at work or school, or anywhere else you might be, simply give thanks for something good in your life at that moment.

You can hold your Gratitude Rock in your hand and think about the people in your life and the incredible experiences you've had as a result of knowing them. When you do this on a consistent basis and start to associate the power of this experience and the feeling of gratitude, you are creating a very formidable base from which everything else will grow.

It doesn't have to be any fancy engraved stone, just a simple stone that catches your eye on a walk through the park will do nicely. You can even set aside a place in your garden for these stones, keep an eye out for stones that strike your fancy and place them in your gratitude garden and watch to see how it grows!

My List:

1.) My kids

2.) My health

3.) Terrific friends

4.) Clear thinking

5.) Herb gardens

6.) Pretty stones

7.) Warmer weather

8.) Mother Earth

9.) Nasal decongestant

10.) Frozen pizza

Apr 22, 2010

The Fog

I have been put on a medication (for my severe anxiety associated with PTSD) which puts me into a bit of a fog and is affecting my ability to write effectively on a daily basis.  I will be going to three posts a week until such a time as I can write quality articles for you, my dear readers. I hope that you are not disappointed but I need the fog to lift a bit so I can feel confident again in my writing skills. 

It saddens me to step away from writing, an passion I deeply enjoy but I know that becoming able to function outside of my house is vital for me at this point in my life and I will regain my wit and focus, it will just take time.

My posts will be on ( Tarot) Tuesday's, ("What Is...?) Wednesday's and (Serenity) Sunday's until I get accustomed to the side effects, I hope you will all hang in there with me, I deeply apologise.

Apr 21, 2010

"What Is...?" Wednesday

A Life Coach

Life Coaching is different from consulting, mentoring, advice, therapy, or counseling. The coaching process addresses specific personal projects, business successes, general conditions and transitions in the client's personal life, relationships or profession by examining what is going on right now, discovering what your obstacles or challenges might be and choosing a course of action to make your life be what you want it to be.

To put it plainly, as Lynn Grabowski, an excellent Life Coach whom I have had the pleasure of working with recently, puts it this way "A Life Coach is someone who works with their client as their peer in a co-creative relationship to reach a specific goal. It's different than a therapist, in that you assume your client is inherently perfect and doesn't need fixed...rather, they already have all the answers and you, as a coach, work with them to draw those answers out."

Lynn works primarily with women who have lost their sense of identity due to being mom, wife, etc for a length of time. Most coaches, including herself, are often willing and able to work with other life goals and issues outside of their specialties as well, especially when people feel a real rapport with their coach after a trial session. 

Take myself for example...I speak with Lynn often, usually through Twitter but started up a conversation last week concerning Life Coaching. She very graciously offered me a sample of her coaching techniques, I'm sure most of you are aware that I suffer from a couple different issues...so I said sure!

I suffer from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) but PTSD does not happen with one defining moment...it's gradual and happens over time until there is a "straw that broke the camel's back" moment. I reached mine nearly eight years ago. So the area I chose to look at was my life in general and from there we picked out three goals. It's very easy and like she says, you indeed hold all the answers within yourself, they just need to be coaxed out. I had my "Ah Ha!" moment when she asked a very specific question of "What holds me back?" and I immediately answered "fear." 

My "fear" stems from a time in my life where it was so insanely troubling and stressful that "I may lose everything I hold important at any moment"... but that is no longer the case anymore, so that "fear" I held on to for so long is no longer serving me and once that dawned in my head, I felt as if a weight had been lifted from my shoulders. It's so strange that I wondered why hadn't I put that together before but it was so defining and resonating, I suddenly felt like my own super hero.

Most of Lynn's clients usually have one big goal, with several smaller goals to work through to get to it, so for some, getting through those first smaller goals is a success because at first even those seemed unsurmountable. One may have a big goal and realize through coaching that it's not what's right for them and even that is a form of success.The types of successes vary from person to person, some may come back for a refresher session or two to tackle a specific challenge. She considers it a success when her clients leave with the tools to continue reaching any goal or challenge that arises.

Lynn's website is under construction at the moment but I encourage you to contact her and try it out for yourself, I was astounded at the simple information that I was able to glean from myself! You can contact Lynn at her email, lynnlifecoach@gmail.com or on Twitter @sheepmama


Apr 20, 2010

Tarot Tuesday

The Lovers

When we see this card, we automatically think of love, romance, marriage and a happy future. But it can mean more than that depending on what we are focusing on. It can also mean self love and healing and intimacy but not necessarily sexual. It can also signify a new relationship or that a current relationship is going through a big change. This Deviant Moon's card speaks of  stopping and taking a look at what's going on in your life and take a moment to listen to that inner voice to see with our inner sight.
 The Lovers card does indicate love and passion but there are going to be some choices involved. How you choose will be either very positive or negative but not much in between. Love can bring virtue to one's life... serving love can also bring virtue  but choosing poorly out of lust can wear away at love and virtue. No one said love is easy. 

If in a reading this card is reversed, it could point to an obsessive relationship or fantasy dominating one’s life or pining for past relationships or an unbalanced relationship, making the mistakes... not learning from past and frustration in love or marriage. However, letting go of a relationship that brings no pleasure may allow you to be free to attract new love into your life. This is a risk that could well bring you greater rewards.

Apr 18, 2010

Serenity Sunday

A true friend will always catch you if you should fall.

My List:

1.) My kids

2.) The History Channel

3.) Great readers

4.) Spring flowers

5.) Self confidence

6.) Memories

7.) Sir Elton John

8.) Goals

9.) New tarot decks

10.) Honey roasted peanuts

Apr 13, 2010

Tarot Tuesday

The Page of Pentacles

The Page of Pentacles seems deep in thought as he stares at an old Pentacle, rusty with age. He stands in the center of a circular stone slab with a factory looming in the distance. He himself appears to be created of various parts, like those at his feet, and ponders just what he could create with this wonderful discovery he has made.

The Page of Pentacles, like the pages of all the suits, is a card of new beginnings, of inspiration and the initial stages of a creativity. The Page is absorbed by the Pentacle in his hand which represents his goals and dreams and  the beginnings of awareness not only in terms of money and its value, but also in terms of a growing awareness of the importance of health and other material needs.

As many young people do the page of pentacles desires to have an effect on the world. He wants to mold his life and the world around him. The page of pentacles desires to create tangible changes, and he wants to experience nature and life. He is interested in getting the ball rolling, and he is filled with plans that he wants to bring to actuality. This Page  is filled with physical energy, and he is ready to act on his dreams.

In readings the Page of Pentacles brings you opportunities for growth and prosperity. You could be about to experience the rewards that you are due for all your hard work. You’ve done the work and you've experienced and overcome all the problems that were thrown in your way. Now you can reap the rewards. 

I am going to take a few days off this week as last week was a bit tough for me but I will be back for Serenity Sunday. I hope you all enjoy your week and I will be back before you know it!

Apr 12, 2010

Apr 11, 2010

Serenity Sunday

Once upon a time, you were a Great Being, a beautiful Spirit living in total Oneness in Heaven with Mother/Father God – All That Is. You could not be angry, for there was no one to become angry with. Could not be afraid, for there was no thing more powerful than You. In fact, there was no thing, period.

One day, you went to the big Bulletin Board in the Sky, and saw that Mother/Father God – All That Is was calling for volunteers to enter into the Fields of Matter. If you volunteered, the announcement said, you should realize that upon entering the Fields of Matter, you would gradually lose your Knowledge of Oneness, finally perceiving Yourself as a totally separate entity. The memory of Heaven would fade like a dream.

But to compensate, there would be experiences in the Fields of Matter that were not available in the All. For example, in the Fields of Matter, it would be possible to watch snow swirling around a corner streetlamp on a winter's night, soundlessly wrapped in quiet calm.

"Amazing!" you remember exclaiming — for you had never experienced a thing like "quiet" or "snow" or "night" or "streetlamps." All That Is was a tapestry, a network of All Light and All Sound. Each experience was All Experience, like dancing on a tightrope that vibrated to every single Event in every possible Universe.

You kept reading....

In the Fields of Matter, the announcement continued, it would be possible to walk along the beach holding hands with a lover. To relax in a woodland clearing and listen to the chirping of birds, the rippling of water over stones that sparkled in the sunlight. Experience would no longer consist of All Birds At Once and All Water At Once and All Trees at Once and All All That Is, All At Once.

Gradually, as you took in all these wonderful ideas, the immediacy and intimacy of Physical Reality began to seem precious and unbelievably desirable. You wanted to go there and have these experiences.

The announcement warned that for everything that you loved in Physical Reality, there would be something that you hated, and the something that you hated would always be there, like an ugly frame around a beautiful picture. But you placed no great importance on these warnings, for you could not imagine anything but Love. You absolutely knew, despite what others might have reported, that you would never make the mistake of spending millions of years ignoring the beautiful picture and staring at the frame.

And so you volunteered. And out of many, many others who were called to read this announcement, you were one of the very, very few that was chosen.

And You were chosen for your strength. Your beauty. Your courage. And your eagerness to serve Mother/Father God – All That Is.

 My List:

1.) My kids

2.) Dear friends

3.) Those who read my blogs and understand

4.) Learning self confidence

5.) Hope

6.) Knowledge to share

7.) Dreams

8.) Life

9.) Sunshine on my face

10.) Green grass under my naked toes

Apr 10, 2010

Just When I Thought It Was Safe.......

I must warn you, anyone with a serious medical condition should not read this...the laughter could kill you!

Taps Headquarters Flooded for SyFy Ghost Hunters

For it is written:
Mathew 7:24-27 – “Therefore whosoever hearest these sayings of mine,
and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house
upon a rock: (25) And the rain descended, the the floods came, and the
winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded
upon a rock: (26) And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and
doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house
upon the sand: (27) And the rain descended and the floods came, and the
winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.”
Ghost Hunters is an evil TV show that airs on the SyFy cable channel. On it they teach people how to play with Satanic spirits and Oiuja boards. God does not ordain these things and therefore it is sin in his eyes.
It is no secret that God once flooded the entire Earth for sin. God promised to never destroy the Earth win a flood again, but he said nothing about flooding entire cities until everything is drowned for wickedness.
In 1995 God flooded the Midwest. Cities fell into deep river water because the Midwest betrayed God for voting for Democrat Bill Clinton. God wanted them to repent and in 1996, to vote for a Republican. They refused again and God plagued the Midwest with disease, drought and tough winters.
Now we see Rhode Island is being flooded for hosting Ghost Hunters. Ghost Hunters is a secret Satanic sect known as TAPS (Transatlantic Paranormal Society). You can interchange Society for Satan in that acronym, because that is what this show represents.
God has grown tired of how this show is opening portals to hell and playing with those spirits. It is not right or moral and is evil.
Rhode Island will continue to gasp for air as its lungs fill with raw rainwater. The citizens will fill their airways clog and not be able to breathe but to yelp out for help and mercy for God. I pray if they don’t cancel Ghost Hunters soon, their pleas fall on death ears and they suffocate under the sulfurous fumes of hell for what they do!

Warwick Rhode Island Gets Flooded For Sin, TAPS (Ghost Hunters Tv) To Blame

March 31, 2010 by Abe
Filed under Faith LinksWeather
Wrathful floodwaters destroy the town of Warwick, Rhode Island, where pro-witch/ghost tv show Ghost Hunters (TAPS) is headquartered.
God has once again opted to flex his power, this time by flooding the state of Rhode Island for ghost hunt sins.
Rhode Island used to be a place that made God proud. They used to help expose demon-possessed witches by burning them at the stake and drowning them to see if they float. They called these noble acts the Salem witch trials.
These trials alone saved scores of children from getting possessed by Satan and his witches. For hundreds of years demons were too scared to step foot in Rhode Island to possess the innocent, for they knew a mob of Christian would find them and send them straight back to hell.
But now all that has changed, because Rhode Island hosts the headquarters for a little Satan inspired show called The Ghost Hunters. What they do on this show is, go to buildings all around the world and tap into voodoo spirits and Ouji boards.
They say chants and speak with the demon souls of the dead, those bound to hell and trying to hide out from God’s judgment in the afterlife. You would think with a name like “Ghost Hunters” these people would be trying to exorcise demon spirits, but no, they try to make friends with them and then turn a profit at their hands.
The Ghost Hunters headquarters is in Rhode Island, as you can see we have mapped via our satellites.
Ghost Hunters.
Ghost Hunters takes its origins with two plumbers, Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson. They work for Roto-rooters plumbing and belong to a secret druid sect named the Transatlantic Paranormal Society.
Each week these two tap deep into the sewage systems of hell by communicating with Satanic spirits. They try to cross the forbidden line between the spiritual world and the natural without it being ordained by God. Neither one of these men is a priest or pastor and they have no such business communicating with demons.
Since airing in 2004, Ghost Hunters has spawned off two splinter groups, the Ghost Hunters International and the Ghost Hunters Academy, where they recruit children to do Satanic things like demon summoning rituals.
I wish I could see the stats, because I bet since this show aired there has been at least a 12% increase in “mysterious” and “unexplained” deaths, which is just the product of people trying to do ghost hunting in their own homes and getting killed once they invite Satan in with wicked seances.
It is so sad to see that God has had to punish Rhode Island for allowing Ghost Hunters to headquarter and air in its state. Long gone are the holy days of witch hunts and now we will probably see witches and such feeling bold there too. Satan has a stronghold in Rhode Island and God has reminded everyone in that state that he can wash them right off the map and into hell if they do not knock it off.
Look at these headlines God has caused because he does not like any of the Ghost Hunters shows, be it Ghost Hunters, International or Academy:
Ghost Hunters is a sin-laced show with a tired plot where they trick people into thinking Ghost Hunting is cool with promises of “did you hear that?” and “Hey Tango, take a listen” as they listen to hours of droll tape. Then they claim to hear Satan voices and footsteps, the same thing every week.
God grows tired of the tired plot of this show and their sully promises, and he’s also growing tired of Satan’s parlor tricks to get people to do Ouija. Let us hope and pray Rhode Island takes heed and bans these pitiful plumbers out of their state before it is too late.

Here is the link to the original web page chrisTwire.org

Apr 9, 2010

The Sad Lullaby

The Sad Lullaby

I heard the crow cry
when the moon was not in the sky
and the night was dark as could be.
I heard the banshee scream
by the dark red stream
rushing in search of the sea.

I heard the old sad song
sang by a lonesome bard
playing the strings of his heart.
I saw the barge come ashore
black sails in the storm
winds and thunder gone wild.

And when I am all alone
I still hear the sacred song
the sad lullaby of the dead.
It’s the call of the otherworld
reaching deep into my soul
and I rejoice to go, instead."

by Brighidbride