The journey always begins with the Fool, the zero card of the Tarot deck, which represents innocence, enthusiasm and inexperience. Like a fearless child filled with curiosity, the Fool is ready for most anything. The Fool is oblivious, naive, and clearly in dire need of Divine protection. Luckily, the Fool is blessed.
The Fool is the quality in each of us that stirs at the thought of adventure and responds eagerly to a new challenge. The Fool stumbles in where others fear to go! Yes, Mother/Father God has a special love for Fools.
So, in the midst of what can only be described as ordinary life, a call to adventure rings out to the Fool. And the Fool responds with reckless abandon! The Adventure itself may be any number of things. It can be about destiny, purpose, or one's life work. It may be a short term adventure or it can be THE adventure of a... Read More
When I was small, I kept a few exceptionally large Pussy Willows in a little found nest on my dresser. I think I imagined them to be micebirds or something equally magical. I cut a small piece of felt and made a blanket for them, and kept a little water in a bottle cap should they get thirsty. I petted them, talked to them, loved them.
To this day, collecting Pussy Willows is one of my most favorite rites of spring. Each year I celebrate "Pussy Willow Day," a sunny Saturday or Sunday in late February or March when there's still snow on the ground, and warmer weather brings a waft of the sweet smell of mud on the breeze and I know... they're ready!
I gather my children, friends, neighbors, and dogs (anyone who will come) for a walk in the woods, and pack up some wine, fresh cheese, and a great round of bread. Formal attire includes... Read More
You know you want it! You can get it here. All of our "CHOMP" signs are made of upcycled, recycled, or reclaimed pine boards, hand cut, hand painted, hand-lettered (not stenciled), and distressed to look aged.
The Cool Dog Duke brand is committed to supporting animal rights and promoting the well-being of all who share our planet... in the wild, in the shelters, all over the world. Characterized by "talking dogs," a percentage of all Cool Dog Duke sales support organizations that "give animals a voice."
Visit http://www.cooldogduke.com and the Lab Gang will tell you all about their cool-dog mission. As Dukey says, "when you make a purchase at Cool Dog Duke you be doin' a good ting. We share a little bit of the cash to help our brothers and sisters... even the cats mon, even the... Read More
"What do you do for a living?"
Once upon a time, and just once, I replied that I was an ebay psychic. Of course the person who asked thought I was joking. But it was true. At the time, I was working with dozens of clients each week, all who were finding me on ebay, and I was using my psychic and intuitive skills to help them to become more aware of how their spiritual life (or lack of it) might be influencing the choices and challenges they were experiencing in their relationships, careers, and health.
By the way, I have a BS in Engineering from RIT. I graduated with a 3.8 GPA...
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The new year, an unspoiled page in your book of time.
Your next chance at the art of living, your opportunity to practice what you have learned about life during the last twelve months.
All that you sought and didn’t find is waiting for you to search again but with more determination, with more love for self and compassion for others.
All the good that you tried for and didn’t achieve is present, now, to be granted as you have fewer conflicting desires.
All that you dreamed but didn’t dare to do, all that you hoped but did not will, all the faith that you claimed but did not have—these slumber lightly, waiting to be awakened by the touch of a knowing purpose.
Now is your opportunity to renew your faith in the Mother Father God of Your Understanding who has promised in all faiths, in all times and to all peoples, "Behold, I make all things new."
May you be blessed in 2012 with love, peace, tolerance, hope and light.
"Christmas is not a time or a season but a state of mind.
To cherish peace and good will, to be plenteous in mercy,
is to have the real spirit of Christmas."
~Calvin Coolidge, 1927
Today, for me, begins this years Christmas season "moment." Because for me, memories have an energy attached to them which resonates far longer, and far stronger, than the words that were said, the food that was served, the presents under the tree.
Today I get myself centered in the Spirit of Christmas.
"Christmas is that magic blanket that wraps itself about us,
that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance.
It may weave a spell of nostalgia. Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer,
but always it will be a day of remembrance,
Give the Gifts of Hope and Abundance
It's September. As online merchants we know that means getting in gear for "the selling season" and all it entails... procuring fresh inventory, getting it listed, scheduling events, promotions, and hours spent packing and shipping in a sea of boxes, bubblewrap and packing peanuts... on top of our normal schedules.
Before the Holiday Madness overtakes your sense and sensibilities, I urge you to create a quiet, inspiring place in your home that helps you feel more connected to what's meaningful in your life. Like me, many of you may have sacred spaces dedicated for practices such as meditation, yoga, prayer, or healing. But even if you do not need a dedicated place for daily rituals or you already have a space for these, you might want to create a space simply for "seasonal serenity."
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My online e-commerce endeavors have gifted me with a loving, lovely extended family. I am blessed to have found abundance and true wealth through the unchartered, unexpected twists and turns my professional practice has taken over the past several years. So a word of wisdom here: if Spirit ever urges you to quit your job and become an ebay psychic, do it. And then be ready for the ride of your life. Don't resist the seemingly absurd, just go with the flow...
At fiftyplus years old, I see that "flowing" has become a way of life for me now. I am comfortable accepting change without getting too anxious, angry or frustrated. I'll take what life gives me with gratitude, trusting, rather than try to mold circumstance to be as I "think" they should be.
But I am a Virgo, a scientist, a thinker and a perfectionist. How did this happen? Maybe its an Oshun... Read More
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