Month: September 2013

Sacred Smoke Rising

Sacred smoke rises as the sun sets for the night
Hear me now as I speak beneath the moon’s magical light

Calling upon the grandmothers and grandfathers of times now past
Grant us these blessings that I now do ask

I weave within this circle that has no beginning and no end
My prayers to the heavens I now do send

To all my relations, these blessing I bestow
Hear my words, close your eyes and let go

May the the wind carry away your fears
May the rain wash away all of your tears

May the sun always keep you warm
May the trees give you shelter through the storm

May the moon bless you as you sleep
May the Earth always offer you plenty to reap

May love find it’s place within your heart
May these blessings be with you until this Earth you do depart.

My weaving, now done for the night
Blessings to all beneath the moon’s magical light.

Many Blessings,


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Seen at the Powwow!

Today was the Powwow in Mt. Juliet, TN. I found some nice trinkets, heard some great music and saw some beautiful regalia. I’m home now but I can still smell the sage burning 🙂

Here’s the photos I clicked at the Powwow today: Click to enlarge

Many Blessings,

My Lampwork Art

gloine fb bannerMy husband and I started doing lampwork a few months ago and have been busy busy busy learning this new craft. We’ve finally got enough really nice finished pieces to open an Etsy shop. take a moment please to browse through our shop at our newest addiction.. Lampwork!!

Here’s a link to the Etsy Shop:

We offer a wide variety of one of a kind, handmade glass lampwork beads and artisan jewelry. Our beads are made by using an oxygen and propane torch to heat colored glass rods, rotating the melted glass around a stainless steel mandrel to form each bead. Our beads are annealed as we make them, going straight from torch to a digitally-controlled kiln for durability.

Many Blessings,

The Original vs The Fake

owlBe YOU! Be the original YOU.

Those who fake who they are, cut off their own power to greatness. They are always having to think about who they are each day. They lack the ability to connect naturally to the people and world around them because of the mask that they wear.

Don’t worry about trying to “be” something … instead be YOU. You choose this life for a reason.. there must have been something in it that called to you. Something that made you say ” THAT’S WHO I WANT TO BE!”  If you spend all your time trying to be something … you’ll miss out on being who you were born to be.

Many Blessings,

The End or A Beginning?

sunriseYesterday I began writing a poem about Fall, my thoughts quickly went to the end of summer and all that is no longer. I only got a few lines into it when I got stuck. I kept going back to it throughout the day… trying to finish it but something just wouldn’t allow it. This morning it was clear…. I wasn’t suppose to look at what has ended but at what has begun.

Duhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh … LOL

So here I stand with arms wide open ready to embrace the new season. I shall not mourn what has passed but remember fondly the great moments that were had. I look forward with bright eyes ready for the days to come and stand proudly in the moment, enjoying each day.

Bring on the crisp mornings, the colors of change and the new landscape before us.

Many Blessings,

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September Full Moon

full moonWith the Full moon just 2 days away I thought I’d help prepare you for whats in store.

A time of great magic. The possibilities are endless, what you imagine can and will come true.

The September full moon is known as the Harvest Moon, also known as the Barley or Hunter’s Moon, the Harvest Moon is a time of protection, prosperity, and abundance. This is the time of year when the grains are being harvested, and it is a good time for magic involving your prosperity, abundance, and the nurturing of others. If you have had a long illness, this is the time to finally come back to full health again. This is also the time to obtain that higher paying position at work. The energy of the Harvest Moon will help along any magic that is geared to bring you or someone else abundance.

And as always set out your crystals, stones and other tools so that they may soak up some of the moons beautiful light.

Many Blessings,

Thank You to My Readers!


Last night was the Toast of Music City Awards Reception and the results … AWESOME!!!

For the 3rd year in a row I brought home the award for Best Blog and Best Visual Artist. I could not have done it without all of you. Your love and support is a blessing and I am truly honored. This win is for all of us


…  not just me .. because like I said without you .. I would not have any awards at all. Thank you … from the bottom of my heart .. Thank You!
Many Blessings,

Sharpening The Senses

crystalballThe questions come all the time:

How can I communicate
How can I “See”
How can I “Know”
How do I sense
How, how, how?????????

The answer always the same from me … first you must learn to meditate. I know it might sound silly but when you are able to meditate and meditate well.. you have learned to quiet the mind and then finally able to “hear” and “sense” everything else around you.

Our minds can be very loud, always thinking, always planning, always wondering, always assuming, always over thinking… lol..

Meditation done on a regular basis sharpens our senses, eases stress and gives us at least for the moment some sort of peace.. inside and out.

Find a meditation that suits you. There are many forms out there and Google will introduce you to most of them. Try many different kinds and find one that best fits who you are.  Don’t expect to get it perfect right away.. it takes practice, the more you do the better you get.

You’ll soon find yourself more open to all of your senses.

Many Blessings,

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The Echo

grackle singingThat lesson that seems to keep replaying through your life. You thought you learned the lesson but there must have been something you kept missing. Like a broken record you find yourself over and over again hearing the same things. The path you walk, though further in your journey feels all too familiar… as though you have been there before. It is an echo, haunting your spirit.

What is it that is left to understand? What else is there to this lesson that you have not yet learned? How do you move beyond this stage? How do you stop…. the echo?

Step back, take another look at this road you have traveled… it’s just there .. just around that last bend you passed. Do you see it? Yeah … that’s it. Now.. wash, rinse but don’t repeat. Dry yourself off and move on.

Echos belong to the past… don’t let them interrupt your future.

Many Blessings,

Let the Light in

holly light

When feeling out of sorts .. step outside into the sunlight and soak up some good ol’ vitamin D from our dear friend the sun and allow it’s energy to fill and recharge you from head to toe!

Take off your shoes and place those bare feet on the Earth for grounding … let the wind blow through your hair and the sun fill your being. Take in Mother Nature’s gift with all your senses and let go. Let Go!

Let all those things that weigh you down, be taken away. Allow yourself to be emptied of all negativity so that you make way for better things to come.

Let go!

Many Blessings,

Which Way To Go?

pathHow do you know you are on the right path?

It feels right. You know deep inside this is your path and where you belong and that you are headed in the right direction. You feel as though you are progressing. There is no peddling backwards or feeling stuck.. sure obstacles will come along but for the most part you feel good about where you are and the steps you take moving forward.

When coming upon a choice in your path as far as direction goes … take the path that pulls you toward it.

Obstacles and lessons will be along even the rightest of paths … this is how we learn and how we continue to grow.

It is expected. It happens on every path.

Many Blessings,