Month: March 2013

The Magic Inside a Snowflake

snowflake2Soft, cold, wet and sparkly and ever so small … but inside is magic! LOADS and LOADS of Magic!

What’s better than a snow day? Whether you’re a child or just a child at heart… snow days are the best!

The weather forecast comes on .. snow is predicted and we all wait with anticipation. Watching the skies, waiting for the first sighting.. hoping for it to accumulate enough to keep us from having to go to school or work! Morning comes and BINGO!! SNOW DAY!

A heavy sigh and the magic fills us. A quiet hush has covered the land like a warm winter quilt. Children start thinking of snowball fights, forts to build, sledding, snowmen and simply enjoying their day out of school. Adults get warm and cozy by the fire, make ready… pots of soup and cups of hot tea and cocoa and instead of the usual rush around to get chores done… they find time to let go and relax even if just for a moment.

The world around us just seems to slow down a bit and relax when the snow comes down. It’s a time to slow our normally busy pace and just enjoy the day!

Who knew that inside that tiny little snowflake was so much magic that it could change an entire day… if you’re lucky … even two!

Many Blessings,

It’s a SNOW DAY!

Sigh…. I have been hoping for snow all winter long and now that Spring has arrived I had given up hope for the wonderful, fluffy, white stuff that keeps us from having to go to work.   Yesterday afternoon, flurries teased us all through the day and evening. I woke up this morning to nothing more than a light dusting on the ground.. so I made my way into work as usual. BUT THEN…. the Kid in me kicked in and I made the best of my snow day.

I gathered up just enough of that magical melty stuff and created a little friend to share some giggles and smiles with whoever might wander across my page.

Here you go … meet Popsicle!
little snowman







Many Blessings,

March Full Moon

nearly full moonThe March Full Moon is known by many names: The Chaste Moon,  the Seed or Worm Moon, the Crow Moon, Full Crust Moon, The Full Sap Moon or the Lenten Moon.

As the temperature begins to warm and the ground begins to thaw, earthworm casts appear, heralding the return of the robins. The more northern tribes knew this Moon as the Full Crow Moon, when the cawing of crows signaled the end of winter; or the Full Crust Moon, because the snow cover becomes crusted from thawing by day and freezing at night. The Full Sap Moon, marking the time of tapping maple trees, is another variation. To the settlers, it was also known as the Lenten Moon, and was considered to be the last full Moon of winter.

It is a time to plant mental seeds – thoughts of success and hope. This is also a time of purity and newness. It’s the time to bless the magical herbs and plants in your garden and to start preparing the soil for the seeds that you will plant. It’s also the time to mentally prepare yourself for new experiences, a new job, pregnancy, taking a trip, or bringing a new animal into your home.

Wave goodbye to Winter and hello to Spring’s New Beginnings!

No matter what you call it, are you ready for the newness that the March full moon brings?

Many Blessings,

Hello Spring!


It’s that time of year to think about what seeds you will be planting and how you would like them to grow.

What in your life do you want to see coming to fruition this year? Have you sewn the seeds to get your endeavors growing?

Before you can plant the seeds you have to get the ground ready. Lots of work has to be done before the seeds ever go into the ground. From that point on you must actively tend your garden to ensure it ripens to your liking.

Some people like to through out seeds and just see if they take root and then they accept whatever sprouts. There isn’t anything wrong with that … you just have to be happy with whatever comes from it and if the birds get to those seeds before they have the chance to take root and grow .. well then you have to wait another year and try again.

But, if you want something particular in your life you must do the work to bring it into being. Prepare the ground, carefully choose your seeds and tend to them as they begin to grow. At the end , you’ll have a harvest that you can be proud of. All the work you put into it will show and the reward, great!

What seeds will you be planting this year?

Many Blessings & Happy Spring!

Daily Insight – Change

changeOften, when the word “CHANGE” is mentioned, people tend to think more of the larger, life altering changes, but there are small changes taking place in everyone… every single day.

Changes in our perception, our habits, our way of being, seeing, thinking, etc.

Over time these small changes add up to a whole new us. We can look back and sometimes barely recognize who we once were. Sometimes I look back and shake my head at how I once was and at other times I laugh at myself and think … wow… was that really me?

Allow change to take place naturally and it becomes less of a struggle. Don’t dismiss the small changes in your life because one day they will add up to something great!

Many Blessings,

Daily Insight – Fear

fearIt’s ok to be afraid.. it’s just not ok to let your fears hold you back.

Fear causes us to make poor decisions, it causes us to miss out on opportunities, iy steals away our happiness and it holds us back from moving forward in life in general.

For one to overcome, you must understand your fears and from when and where they were born and then you must see your fear all the way through.

When entering the lake for the first swim of the year … we often walk around  the water’s edge .. dipping our toes in to test the water … to get past this hesitation we must suck it up and jump right in. Once in, we laugh at ourselves and either say holy crap that’s cold! or Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh… that wasn’t so bad!

We would have never truly known if we had stopped at just dipping in the toe… to know the truth of how that water would feel … we had to dive all in.

So today will you dip in your toe or dive all in?

Many Blessings,

Clearing Energy

candleHave you ever had one of those days where everything seems to get to you? It feels that everything that got added to your to-do list was a burden and with each task you felt more and more weighed down. You can feel the negativity building inside you. How do you get past this and how do you clear yourself of this bad energy?

I use a few techniques: 

Smudge  – Smudge is a mixture of herbs that are used just for their properties of clearing away bad or negative energy. You light them and let them smolder.. swirling the smoke around your space.. clearing away all that mad mojo.

Light a Candle – As I light the candle I imagine all the negativity inside and around me burning away and as the candle burns it continues to burn away all that bad, icky stuff.

Meditation – Take a few deep breaths… close your eyes… let go of everything … imagine all good energy taking over as you breathe in and all bad energy leaving you as you exhale.

Step Outside – Nature is a great way to get away from bad energy… just stepping out onto the ground  – taking in fresh air can be very helpful.

If none of the above work… SCREAM! LOL… seriously if you are able to do it .. sometimes a good shout out can release you from all that pent of negativity.

Many Blessings,

Daily Insight – YOU DESERVE IT!

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Son of Earth  – It’s ok to be proud of yourself for your accomplishments … the size of the endeavor doesn’t matter. It’s time to appreciate yourself and the work you have done, the miles you have walked, the storms you have weathered, the harvests that you have gathered, and the seeds that you have planted and tended.

Six of Air – Clarity  – The more you understand and know yourself … the clearer your insights. Get to know your own inner truths. When the battle inside you stops, harmony and wisdom prevail. Knowing yourself gives you inner peace, security and trust.

Five of Earth – Insecurity – Stop abusing yourself! Look at yourself with love and understanding… there is no need to be so harsh with yourself. Where does this negative thinking come from? It’s not needed in your life. Thinking poorly of yourself slows your growth and holds you in a miserable loop of negativity. Stop it! Your are worth love and kindness. Treat yourself how you treat others. Stop beating yourself up. Inject positive thinking into yourself and allow yourself some happiness…. some love and kindness. YOU ARE WORTH IT!

Many Blessings,

How to Live a Magical Life

hawkThe common person thinks of wand waving mystical types when one starts talking about magic and living in a magical world…. they think of bibbity bobbity boo and mysterious incantations …   but that’s not it at all.

To live a magical life .. one must do one thing…. LOVE.

There is no need for props, fancy words, wicked clothing or any of the such… one must simply… love.

With all that you do… do it with a heart filled with love:

See the world with love
Walk your path with love
Connect with others … with love
Listen with a heart of love
Treat yourself with love
Allow all of your actions to be done from the heart and with love and care

Once you are able to master that …. you’ll see that your world has been magical all the while. Nothing else was ever needed… just pure and simple … LOVE.

Many Blessings,

Daily Insight – Holding It All In

ace of waterSo often we find ourselves holding back our emotions. We keep locked inside ourselves, our truest feelings… leaving them unsaid. We must find a way to let go of the fear of what others will say, how they will react or what they will think and let our true selves be known.

It does us no good to hold all of that inside. Find a way and let it go.

Not an easy task and something I’m sure we will have to remind ourselves to do every day .. but in the end I feel that everyone will be much happier.

Many Blessings,

Daily Insight – The Voice of Guidance


Today I pulled 3 cards from the deck.. studied them for a moment and then had this feeling deep down inside me that this was not what I was suppose to post about today. I took those 3 cards, placed them back in the deck and put them away. So, what is it that I am suppose to be talking about today?

Trusting that voice inside you that guides you in the right direction.

Everyone has those moments when you pause just before doing something, saying something or making some sort of decision. It’s that moment when a voice from somewhere inside you says “Choose another way”. In that moment we either listen to that voice or we start an argument with it. Many will tend to question both decisions… and then find themselves completely unsure of what to do next. The answer was already given to you but you didn’t listen. You didn’t trust it.

Today’s message is to start trusting that guidance … take baby steps if you must but start following your own inner guide.

So was I right today? Did this help you in the place that you are right now in your life? Let me know!

Many Blessings,

Daily Insight – Courage

son of fireToday’s card is Son of Fire – He represents courage, creativity, passion and vitality. 

The message: You must not be afraid to go after your dream, goals and ambitions. Like a young man who sees himself indestructible… he fears nothing… he goes after what he wants… he believes he will achieve whatever he sets his mind to. With this kind of vital force, he will achieve whatever he sets out to conquer.

No matter the subject you wish to conquer … be it overcoming fears, going after a career, learning something new or a million other things that may be on your list… go for it. Don’t sit idle and wish your life away …. take initiative and take those necessary steps forward to achieving whatever it is that sets your heart and soul on fire. YOU WILL BE SUCCESSFUL!

Many Blessings,

A Funny Thing Happened

IMG_20130226_150943A funny thing happened to me today. All last week I was quizzing folks at the office with: What did they want to be when they grow up? I was doing this for a  project I have in mind to do at some point.

Today .. I helped a new agent with some things and when it was all said and done she sent me a thank you email that stated:
“When I grow up…  I wanna be like you”

Funny part is .. she had no idea about the quiz project I was working on last week.

It was a really nice piece of my day and made me giggle thinking of how it intertwined with last weeks quizzing. It also makes me think of how we are so connected and how the things that you send out in the world do actually come back around to you … sooner or later. I was glad this one came back sooner.

Many Blessings,

Daily Insight for March 4th

4 of Fire  – Completion

Something important is reaching it’s final point. Accept that everything in life has a beginning, middle and end. Welcome the fact that every process, every situation contains its own dissolution.  We can’t start a process and be done with it if we have not allowed ourselves to go all the way through it. Don’t be afraid of the ending. Endings are needed for new beginnings.

10 of Fire – Oppression

Are you sitting on your energy? Holding on to it too tight? If you hold on too tightly .. your energy cannot flow. Let go of what inner stresses may be holding you back. Begin meditations to help release this tension. You cannot move forward by holding back your energy. Let go. Allow it to flow.

Mother of Air  – Self-Awareness

Let go of those ideas of who you think you should be, who others think you should be and allow yourself to be YOU. Own who you are and let all other masks fall away. Trust in who you are and the gifts that dwell inside you. Your development will move forward more quickly by letting go of all preconceived notions of those expectations we put on ourselves and those that others may project onto us as well. Don’t be afraid to be yourself and don’t fear letting others see the true you.

Many Blessings,