Saturday, September 13, 2008

Advice for Living

Accept others as they are. We are all unique expressions of the Divine with individual path lessons to learn. Contemplate your own reality and take time to periodically re-evaluate your own special gifts and purpose in this life.

Silence rejuvenates the mind and restores the soul; turn your attention inward and meditate often.

Empathic is something you are, Empathy is something you express. You become the first of these by practicing the second. Learn it. Live it. Know that it is an essential life skill for us all to hone and nurture within ourselves. It is a tool we can use to help create a better world reality.

Nature is unwavering in its resolve to exist and overcome. It is inspiring and nurturing, non-judgmental, unbiased and generous with its gifts. We must learn to emulate those qualities.

Wisdom can often be found in the most unexpected places! Be constantly aware and keep a willingness to receive blessings of any kind in whatever form they may take. Learn to recognize synchronicities in your everyday life and be grateful for what the Universe has provided for you.

A Synopsis of Me...

I came across this old blog post of mine from several years back and thought it would make a good start to this, my new, blog. It's a sort of 'synopsis' of me.

My entire life has been one of searching...for something to have faith in. As a child I became part of many various religious traditions through family and friends. Mostly Christian sects, as that was most common and readily available teachings. But I also dated an atheist, had agnostic friends, and for a time was acquainted with self-proclaimed Satanists. I didn't find my own inborn path of Paganism until I was 16. Since then, I have focused on my natural inclinations of religion, spirituality, and philosophies. And that has kept me on the Pagan path which continues to guide and comfort me.

My personal philosophies include Metaphysical beliefs, reincarnation and karmic law (deeply) and the Oneness of the Universe/our connection to the Universal Mind/the natural creative forces within us all that make magick possible and necessary in many ways. I have a strong affinity toward my Cherokee heritage and Native American practices. Also, I have an understanding for the various contributing forces/energies/entities that co-create with us on various levels of existence.

My practices include magick, ritual, prayer/meditation/affirmation, some forms of divination, among many others. I use many methods of building up, focusing, and moving energy such as: contemplation, ritual focus/intent, visualization, meditation, use of objects and symbols, elemental aides, singing, dancing, chanting, smudging, and laughter---to name a few. :)

I am extremely open-minded, empathic, and freethinking. I make my own way. I am very sensitive. I love with all my being. I cry for other's misfortunes as well as in joy for their accomplishments. I attune myself with the energies of other parts of the web, be it a rock, flower, tree, animal, person, or the earth/sun/moon/elements in general. I always try to see positiveness and beauty of all parts of existence and work hard to accept the negative side while trying to improve on it in some way. Life is not always perfect; I don't expect it to be, but everything that is Life- I view as perfect. In life, I see purpose and causality and perfection as often as possible....and I try my best to focus on my love for it in its many aspects, as well as my own personal blessings. I wish the same for others, and hope to have at least one good friend to help remind me of these things when I feel at my lowest. I think being a good friend is one of the most important things a person can do, and I will never walk out on a friend in need or leave them stranded in their pain or misfortunes. I will always do what I can to improve on their outlook if they seek my assistance in any way.

This is me, in a nutshell....but like anyone else there is so much more. In time, I'm sure you will know. I use humor, often strange or morbid, to lighten circumstances up. And I can be quite blunt or take charge when protecting or standing up for someone I love--or someone I believe needs stepping in.


Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Awful Beautiful Life

~Awful Beautiful Life

I love this crazy, tragic,
Sometimes almost magic,
Awful, beautiful life

I love this crazy, tragic,
Sometimes almost magic,
Awful, beautiful life

I laid in bed that night and thought about the day
And how my life is like a roller coaster ride
The ups and downs and crazy turns along the way
It'll throw you off if you don't hold on tight
You can't really smile until you've shed some tears
I could die today or I might live on for years

I love this crazy, tragic,
Sometimes almost magic,
Awful, beautiful life

I love this crazy, tragic,
Sometimes almost magic,
Awful, beautiful life

It's a beautiful life
Awful, beautiful, life
I love this life
It's a beautiful life

Author/Artist unknown to me...but it sure hits home.

Seven Things...

Seven Things I Know How To Do

1: Adapt in peculiar situations.
2: Multi task!
3: Nature Attunement / Meditation
4: Sing from my Soul.
5: Raise and Direct Energy / Affirmative Prayer / Magick
6: Nature / Spirit Crafts
7: Love Wholeheartedly.

Seven Things I Don't Know How To Do

1: Play a string instrument.
2: Fly a plane or helicopter.
3: Intentionally Hurt another Soul.
4: Do back/front flips in the air.
5: Swim without fear.
6: Some types of Math.
7: Woodcarving.

Seven Things that Scare Me

1: Self-Delusion
2: Liars
3: Spiders (though I'm working on it:)
4: Failure
5: Harm coming to my children / loved ones
6: Being Homeless / Expense of Living
7: Depression

Seven Things I Want To Do Before I Die

1: Become a Millionaire
2: Become a Successful Published Author
3: Continue my Education / Obtain degree in Ecopsychology
4: Help others realize their spiritual strengths and Natural connections.
5: Go on a road trip around the country to participate in outdoor festivals and spiritual workshops.
6: Buy a sailboat and travel to distant shores for outdoor adventures with my family.
7: See my children grown and doing what they love.

Seven Random Facts About Me

1: I once won an award in Jr. High for a contest called the Great Mail Race by writing to a school in Virginia and convincing a class to write back to mine. I got 64 letters as opposed to the other students who wrote letters to other states/schools and got back about 4 to 6 letters each. Thats when I decided I had a talent for writing and wanted to pursue it.

2: I dropped out of school at 17 and got my GED. My parents wanted to encourage me so they went for their GEDs at the same time. We all graduated together in a cap and gown ceremony at Jackson State University in 1993 and got on the news. My Dad and I both graduated within the top 5 of the state in our final scores.

3: For as long as I can remember I have lived with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Severe Depression, but Ive never been without my wild sense of humor. I often have said it is my saving grace.

4: I am a Doctor of Metaphysical Science which means I am an Ordained Metaphysical Minister, Metaphysical Practitioner of Spiritual Mind Treatments, and have sworn a Metaphysical Doctors Oath. I first entered schooling for this because of my having trouble dealing with my illnesses and because I found myself unable to heal from a broken heart.

5: I have been known to prefer open relationships and am attracted to both sexes, though since having my children I no longer carry on in such a way...physically.

6: I can pick anything up with my toes (just about). I can also write with my toes and with both hands. Though I am primarily right handed.

7: I have been married thrice and in love with 6 people throughout my life.