“Each person who follows his or her own light is a light in the web….”

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“Each person who follows his or her own light is a light in the web.  When what we do grows out of inner conviction that whatever it may be that we choose to do in a moment or in our lifetime is meaningful, there is soul in the choice.  Who we are inside needs to find authentic expression in how we live.  The love we feel for what we do brings us joy.  The belief in the capacity of the human heart to love in spite of the expressions of despair and hatred that we see happening keeps that light glowing.  It has to do with keeping faith; to believe that we matter and can make a difference, or even act as if this were so until it becomes an inner conviction….Within ourselves and in the world, there are cynical forces that try to snuff out the lights–to make us distrust our intuition, devalue the wellspring of perennial wisdom that the soul otherwise naturally drinks from, and in fear choose power over love.”

–Jean Shinoda Balen (Crossing to Avalon)

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you may not think that the world needs you, but it does

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“You may not think that the world needs you,

but it does.

For you are unique,

like no one that has ever been before

or will come after.

No one can speak with your voice, say your piece,

smile your smile, or shine your light.

No one can take your place,

for it is yours alone to fill.

If you are not there to shine your light,

who knows how many travelers will lose

their way as they try to pass by

your empty place in the darkness?

-unknown

(above quote found in Secrets to Lifelong Prosperity by Heidi Baer)

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You are light.  You are love.  You are magic.  Now.

You have already begun.

xo

fairies are real***

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(photos taken by cory with an Olympus InfinityZoom200 camera)

***fairies are real***they are magic (why are some gardens magical and others are beautiful but missing a soul?)  I believe in beauty and magic.  I have felt it.  People didn’t believe in germs at one point in history…and look where we are now…hand sanitizer is everywhere.

At the time I took this photo, I had been reading Doreen Virtue’s book about fairies.  I was with my family in a national forest and when we were walking back to our car, I felt the beauty…the fairies..so I said out loud something to the effect of, “I’m going to take a picture of my kids and I would love any fairies that want to be photographed to show up if you would like to” and they did…

I leave you with this…

“Some things are true whether you believe them or not.”

Seth–an angel in the movie “City of Angels”

I wish you love and blessings because they are everywhere!***

cory

the heart in love…

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“the heart in love is forever young”  black letter calligraphy homework–yes my teacher thought it was a little too sweet and sappy lol but it was supposed to be for Valentine’s Day a “love”quote and besides that –it was a short quote!  um i might have not practiced and might have been running late and might have given my daughter a box of colored pencils to color it for me…thanks babers:)

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cory

every place is under the stars, every place is the center of the world

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(hanging out with the fairies***)

“The lesson which life repeats and constantly enforces is “look under foot.”  You are always nearer the divine and the true sources of your power than you think.  The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive.  The great opportunity is where you are.  Do not despise your own place and hour.  Every place is under the stars, every place is the center of the world.”    –John Burroughs

as Denise Linn loves to remind us–your life is happening right now, not when you graduate, not when you get married, not when you have kids, not when you start a career or your kids are grown….now.

It’s all happening right now.  You are the one you’ve been waiting for and you are exactly where you are supposed to be.  Exactly.  Timing Is Everything.

So embrace where you are.

Feel your heart chakra opening and radiating out all of that love and deep inner light residing inside of you (it is there even if you don’t feel it!) and let the waves of that pure essence of You reverberate in and out of you again and again and go put on some stereo headphones and (mildly?!) crank up my favorite Snatam Kaur song (The Mul Mantra–Inner Truth (off of the album called The Light of Naam–there are other songs called Mul Mantra that she sings but the one I *love* is off of this specific album.  It just feels like *sacred joyful glowing splendor*)–as a side note, this song is strangely ethereal in the wee morning dark hours curled up and cozied with a cup of tea before anyone else is stirring.

Namaste and many blessings to you where you are***

“Always be yourself. Unless…

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“Always be yourself.  Unless you can be a unicorn, then be a unicorn.”

This quote just always makes me smile and laugh…over and over! I first saw this quote on someone’s avatar on Ravelry, but I can’t remember who it was.  It’s also online.  So, in desperate need of inspiration and motivation for my calligraphy homework, I decided to match the quote with clipart I found online to inspire me. I didn’t practice enough (because I was at a yarn extravaganza!) so my broad pen nib writing of “unicorn” suffered and in order to cover it up, I added dots and colored pencils which ended up being a happy surprise because I wouldn’t have done it if I had loved it originally. Namaste and many unicorn blessings!***  (I so wanted to write “unicron” 🙂 )

Could this supplement be a cure for–or at least put off getting–the common cold??!

***Please do your own research and talk to your own doctor, acupuncturist, or naturopath, etc. to see what supplements are right for you and your family depending on what other supplements and prescriptions you are taking, other health conditions, etc.  This is just my own personal path.

I have taken for a few  years with some success Airborne and a Chinese supplement called Gan Mao Ling right when I get that tickle in the back of my throat.  I’m not even sure what Gan Mao Ling is exactly.

This year, I had been surrounded by sick coughing people (lovely people but when they were making phlegmy cough noises I could feel my aura automatically shrink down, not even wanting my energy to mingle with theirs lest I catch their cold and still I hugged them and met them for coffee and tea because well, they are Lovely (capital “L”)).   A week before Thanksgiving, I had that tickle in the back of my throat and I thought “Uh-oh, I think I’m getting sick, wait am I?  Am I getting sick?  I can’t be getting sick, now’s not a good time, last week fine, or two weeks later than now, but not now!” …..now that I think about it,  what I thought was probably closer to “Oh, shit! I think I’m getting sick.”

My parents were going to be visiting and quite frankly I’ve been sick for too many Thanksgivings so I was refused to get sick.  Luckily I had an accupuncture appointment in a few days because my acupuncturist had reminded me of acupuncture being PREVENTATIVE–you know, you go when you feel good or okay and get a boost before you really feel sick and bad and have a longer way to go before you actually feel better.  She told me that she and her husband always take Yin Qiao when they first think that they are getting sick.  “What?!?” I practically yelled at her, “you’ve never told me about this in the past few years EVER?!?  Why are you holding out on me?!”  Apparently the subject never came up–I think I didn’t go during cold and flu season.  I was being preventative, just not super-preventative, call it selectively preventative, otherwise known as spring and fall 😉

She said that Yin Qiao (or I’ve seen it spelled Yin Chiao too, I think the formulas vary) is gentle and can be given to kids too.  I started taking a few tablets every few hours and I swear to God, Buddha, Creator, Beloved, Source Energy, and Divine Universe, that taking Yin Qiao was the only reason I did not get sick over Thanksgiving.  I never felt 100% but I felt pretty pretty darn good and I did still feel like I was fighting something…but so much better than if I became sick.  So here it is, almost a month later, and I’m still holding on.  Hmm…now I’m thinking stocking stuffers!   🙂

So, during this holiday season, see your acupuncturist, take your Yin Qiao, do your meditation, do your yoga or Nia or dancing or running for joy and exercise, go to sleep early(-ish), take some sugar, chocolate,wheat, gluten, corn, and other inflammatory foods out of your diet (I know easier said than done this time of year), take your Bragg’s apple cider vinegar, try to keep stress low, don’t worry (Remember “Worry is a misuse of imagination.”–Dan Zadra). Honor you body and don’t run it into the ground.

Happy Holidays!!!  And much Joy, Health, Love, Laughter and Abundance for this new year!!!

Namaste and many blessings to you***

cory