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SUNDAY ORACLE: Milky Way (Perspective)

The Milky Way is only one of billions of galaxies in the observable universe. It is said that the Milky Way is one hundred thousand light years in diameter.  The more we let that sink in, the smaller we become.  If we allow it, we will begin to feel helpless and hopeless in the vastness of our world, our galaxy, and our universe.  Another perspective is to take in the awesomeness of the universe and understand that we are connected to it. We are made up of parts of the stars, we belong in the grandness of all that we can see and beyond to things we cannot see.

It may be that you have lost your perspective in a situation that you are in. Time now for you to gain that perspective back.  Step back from the situation, detach yourself.  This does not mean that you are unconcerned or  that you have turned your back on those you love.  It means, you know that you have to detach in order to gain knowledge and be an instrument of help in that situation.

Take time to see things as an observer, not as one that is related to it or to its outcome.  See this thing from all sides. Don’t judge yourself or others. Just see it for what it is.

Once you gain that new perspective, you will be able to handle the circumstances that are before you with wisdom and grace.  It may even be that the thing that threatened to overwhelm you, was not as big of a concern as you once thought.

May you be blessed this week with the fearlessness that comes from detaching and gaining a new perspective.

Bright Blessings, Dear Ones

 

From EARTH MAGIC Oracle Cards by Steven D Farmer, Ph.D.

 

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ELDERFLOWER

Herb of the Week: Elderflower

When you are driving down the road in the Spring and you notice a delicate white flower waving from bright green shrubs, you will know that you have encountered the incomparable elderflower! If you slow down and the moon is just right, you may even see the fae folk (fairies) dancing beneath the shelter of the elder branches.

Maybe you have seen these a thousand times and just never really gave them much thought. Well, today is the day to give them much thought. Elderflower, along with Elderberries, are a must have for any herb cabinet. This is especially true as Winter arrives and the sniffles and sneezes begin. These inconspicuous little gems are so very good for you!

Elderflower tea is an excellent Winter tonic. Almost everything about this herb is delicate, the way it looks, the way it tastes, and the way it works. It is a great choice for children and the elderly because of its gentleness. Now, just because I used the words ‘delicate’ and ‘gentle’ doesn’t mean it is less effective. This herb packs a punch against Winter illnesses. The flavor is mild and can be manipulated for even the pickiest of palettes. All though Elderflower is nice alone, it can be mixed with other herbs, such as, mint or rose or ginger or cinnamon, etc. to make an extra soothing cold reliever. Personally, I like to use a bit of honey also, just to sweeten it up a little.

For healing the Elderflower is the right choice for fevers, colds, flu, sinusitis, and bronchitis. It is an effective expectorant to help clear bronchial phlegm. You may even use it topically to relieve minor burns, insect bites, cuts, and scrapes.

The metaphysical aspects of Elderflower are especially potent as the Elder is known, in some circles, as the witches tree. The flowers can be kept on your altar, if you have one, to keep evil from your home. Elderflower is an excellent addition to wish fulfillment spells, also. Oh, and, most important of all, NEVER EVER burn Elder. The shrub/tree is sacred to the goddess Hecate and burning can bring some bad mojo into your life.

Now that Winter is upon us, it is time to stock up on the cold and flu season herbs. I do hope you add Elderflower to the list!

Bright Blessings, Dear Ones

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SUNDAY ORACLE: Music

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As long as there has been time, there has been music. There is music all around us, all we have to do is listen. The wind carries music all around the Earth, at times it is subtle, sometimes not so much. Who doesn’t love the sound of the rain? It is relaxing and calming.

When we humans showed up on Earth and began evolving, we began to create instruments and using music as a part of every day life. As we have grown, our instruments have changed and so has our music. There are so many different genres, anyone can find one that they have an affinity for.

Take time to listen to music this week, really listen. Spend some time in nature and listen to the music of the Earth. Also, try listening to a different type of music than you normally would. Try picking out the different instruments, hear their individual sounds, hear how they come together in harmony.

Let music be your mantra as you go about life this week. Let the harmony of the music soothe and calm your spirit. Breathe harmony back into the world around you.

Bright Blessings, Dear Ones.

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CRYSTAL MEDITATIONS: Healing Your Past

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Ready to move past your past? Crystal energy can help you transform into the person you were meant to be.  Crystals can help you dump the baggage of your past hurts and glide freely into your future. Want to know more? CRYSTAL MEDITATIONS: Healing Your Past can help! Pick up a copy here for your ereader:

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CRYSTAL INSPIRATION: Moonstone

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To moon gazers the moonstone may just be the most beautiful of the stones. And, yes, it is a beauty in looks and in its energies. The glorious moonstone alludes to the mysterious and speaks of secrets and hidden truths.

There are many colors of the moonstone. Each color has its own specific energy and use. Over all, any of the moonstones will have this singular property in common; it opens the heart to accept love from yourself and from others. Now that’s a lovely thought, right?

In the realm of career work moonstones can be used to by various professionals to enhance the work. Artists and dancers can use moonstone to release their self-expression. For educators it can enhance their creativity especially in the area of sharing activities. Executives will find that the heart opening energy of the moonstone will infuse their duties with compassion. Counselors will find an increase in their sensitivity and empathy. And waiters/waitresses will become more self-accepting.

If you are after meditating with your moonstone, perhaps this color guide will help you get the most from the crystals energy and your meditation time:

Blue: Reveals life lessons and emotional patterns, clears the mind and promotes focus.

Gray: This color is also called the New Moon Stone, this is a very shamanic stone helping you to see past the veil into the other side. The gray moonstone reminds us of the potential within.

White: If you are in the midst of dreamwork, this is the color moonstone for you. Promotes visions. It is also the color of passion in the realm of moonstones. It heightens a woman’s kundalini energy and balances the emotions of males. This is also the color to choose if you have a child or know one that is having trouble with insomnia or nightmares.

Peach/yellow: Supports the heart and emotions, stimulates the mind and intellect, and soothes anxiousness. Carrying this stone with you will bring out your very best side in all aspects as it promotes the Divine that is in you. For intuitive or sensitive children, the peach moonstone will offer comfort and a feeling of safety.

Rainbow: The rainbow moonstones acts as an energetic prism. It diffuses energy, deflecting negativity and easing emotional trauma. It also aids in lucid dreaming. This particular stone is aligned with the Goddess and connects one with the spirits of Nature.

The physical healing properties of the moonstone are just as impressive as all the other energy it exudes. This stone is used to aid the digestive process. It promotes nutritive assimilation so that you get the most out of the good food you eat. This is also a perfect stone for growing children and essential to females of every age.

I do hope that, if you don’t already have one, that you are able to purchase a moonstone very soon.

Bright Blessings, Dear ones!

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Plumeria

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Sweet, delicious scent. Tropical in all of its aspects. That is the Plumeria. This is a beautiful plant whose blooms are nothing short of awesome. My granddaughter, Emma, calls it the sunscreen flower. She says it smells like sunscreen and she loves sunscreen. I think it smells of honeysuckle and rose.

The plumeria, also called frangipani, is a tropical plant. In that climate, the plant foliage is lush and green and abundant in beautiful blooms. Here in West Kentucky, they bloom only when the summer is very hot and humid. So, not every summer am I blessed with blooms from my lovely plumeria. However, this summer has been pretty nice so far!

Now, if the plumeria just bloomed, looked beautiful, and smelled heavenly, that would be enough. That is not the totality of what a plumeria is, not at all. This lovely plant has medicinal benefits also.

The stems, leaves, and roots have antibacterial properties. All parts of the plant can be used to lower blood pressure, relieve stress, and help fight depression. The leaves can even be used as a wrap for muscle aches.

The essential oil of the plant is often used in beauty products because of its age-defying properties. It is full of anti-oxidants, so it is double effective at anti-aging. The oil is used, also, in conditioning hair products.

As for the magickal uses for plumeria, well, of course, it is used in love potions and spells. The scent alone is enough to draw good people and good things to you. And speaking of drawing, use plumeria to gain the trust and confidence of others, or in spells to draw success and fortune.

Bright Blessings!

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SUNDAY ORACLE: Shaman (Ancient Healing Wisdom)

When the shaman card comes up, it is time to re-evaluate your spiritual path. Are you following the path that was meant for you or are you following the path that someone else chose for you? This is your time to go within and make sure that your spiritual self is in balance.

The kind and compassionate shaman is a healer. Above all else, through his/her ancient healing wisdom, the shaman knows that spiritual balance is a must in order to heal the physical and/or mental ailments. Shamans have the unique ability to travel beyond the realm of our natural time and space. They rely heavily on their spirit helpers, i.e., Guardian angels, ancestral spirits, etc., to aid in the healing of their patients.

Perhaps this card showing up in your life right now means that you are feeling a spiritual tug to follow the shamanic path. If so, take some time to explore that possibility this week.

Whether or not you become a shaman, know that in order for healing to begin, you must be in balance in your spirit. You should feel at one with your version of the Creator. As you begin to find that balance, you will certainly notice that other areas of your life are falling into place.

Bright Blessings

From the Earth Magic Oracle Cards by Steven D Farmer, Ph.D.

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SUNDAY ORACLE: Stone People (Vigilance)

WIN_20150711_071627 (2)They were here long before you and I made our appearance in our present bodies on the Earth.  They will be here long after we have returned to Spirit.  They stand unmoved and vigilant on the shores, guarding, watching, and protecting. These Stone People remind us to remain vigilant in our own lives.  This week follow your own instincts.  Use all of your resources: eyes, ears, physical sensations, and especially your gut.  Take in information, process it with the knowledge of who you are and what will advance you in your life.  A situation will present itself this week that calls on you to keep vigilant, possibly and opportunity of great impact.  Don’t miss it!

These Sunday Oracles are taken from the Earth Magic oracle cards by Steven D. Farmer, Ph.D.

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SUNDAY ORACLE: Dawn (New Beginnings)

lake of snowThere are many instances in the cycles of nature and the universe that allow for new beginnings. How many times have we each desired to have a ‘do over’ of some sort. There are new years, new months, new moons, etc. Well, nothing says newness like the dawn of each and every day! Maybe you have spent many hours wishing for a new start. You actually have that chance for a new start every morning of your life. No one can make a change in your life except you and those you allow. So, your new start is on you and it is available each morning.

Take some time this week to meditate with the dawn. Go on outside and be a witness to the awakening of all of nature around you. Feel the newness that eases into the morning and opens up into a whole new day. See a sunrise without trying to be aware of the clock, just experience it. Allow the dawn to feed your dreams and give you that sense that you can start over and accomplish whatever your life’s desire is. Dawn meditation will give you a renewed hope for better things.

Should this day be less than you hoped or expected, guess what? Tomorrow there will be a new dawn, another chance to make the world and your own life a better place!

Bright blessings to you and yours on this and every new day!

From Earth Magic oracle cards by Steven D Farmer, Ph.D.

Photo courtesy of Burt O’Neal McKinney, Jr.

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Healing Your Past; Moving Into An Awesome Future

Many of you may have had some struggles in the past.  You made it through them and you have grown into a stronger, better person for it.  However, you just cannot seem to let go of the pain, as if you don’t know who you would be without it.  Well, let me tell you from experience, you can be more awesome than you’ve ever imagined. I held on to the pain and anger for many, many years.  It was a security blanket, of sorts.  I held on to it until I began to meditate with the added benefit of healing crystals.  Little by little the pain and anger began to dissolve leaving a lighter feeling in my soul, and my self-confidence soared.

You can heal and be your beautiful,wonderful self!  You can drop the pain and heartbreak of the past, walk away, and live free.  One way is with Crystal Meditations: Healing Your Past.  This guide shows you how to meditate and reveals the energies and uses of 12 different crystals.  It is also a condensed version of my own story and healing journey.  You can pick up your electronic copy here and let your healing begin!

Bright blessings!

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