Wishing All Our Dear Family & Friends A Very Blessed & Most of All Warm Monday! Brrrr, Baby It Is Cold Outside!

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Martin Luther King

January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968

 

Today we take time out of our busy schedules to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. He was an American Baptist minister, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience based on his religious beliefs.

On October 14, 1964, King received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolence. In 1965, he helped to organize the Selma to Montgomery marches, and the following year he and SCLC took the movement north to Chicago to work on segregated housing. In the final years of his life, King expanded his focus to include poverty and speak against the Vietnam War, alienating many of his liberal allies with a 1967 speech titled “Beyond Vietnam”.

In 1968, King was planning a national occupation of Washington, D.C., to be called the Poor People’s Campaign, when he was assassinated on April 4 in Memphis, Tennessee. His death was followed by riots in many U.S. cities.

King was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was established as a holiday in numerous cities and states beginning in 1971, and as a U.S. federal holiday in 1986. Hundreds of streets in the U.S. have been renamed in his honor, and a county in Washington State was also renamed for him. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was dedicated in 2011.

Dr. King was assassinated before I was born but I have seen images of one of his speeches that has come to be known as one of the greatest speeches in American History. That speech was “I Have A Dream” and it is still inspiring people to this day.

 

I Have A Dream

I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.’
I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.
I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
I have a dream today.
I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of interposition and nullification; one day right there in Alabama, little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.
I have a dream today.

 

We can only pray that we have learned from our history and that those mistakes of the past never be allowed to occur again. More importantly, that we never stand by and let those injustices occur again, no matter what the race or religion might be.

 

Good Monday Morning To All Our Family And Friends!


Great Goddess, Great God
We greet you at the start of a new day
And thank you for the potential that this day holds.
 
Please me us the best day possible
Help us to feel our best
So that we might do our best for ourselves and others.
 
Smile upon us as we walk our Path
And guide us so we might walk with wisdom and grace
And shine your light upon the world.
 
As the sun rises
Fill us with energy and joy
Bless us with your presence
And watch over each of us and those we love.
 

So Mote It Be.

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The Witches Almanac for Monday, January 20th

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The Witches Almanac for Monday, January 20th

Monday (Moon): Peace, sleep, healing, compassion, friends, psychic awareness, purification and fertility.

Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. (observed)

Moon Sign: Virgo

Virgo: Favors accomplishment of details and commands from higher up. Focuses on health, hygiene, and daily schedules.

Waning Moon

The Waning Moon is a time for study, meditation and little magickal work (except magick designed to banish harmful energies).

Moon Phase: Third Quarter

Incense: Hyssop

Color: White

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The Witches Almanac for Wednesday 15th

 The Witches Almanac for Wednesday 15th

Wednesday (Mercury): Passion, sex, courage, aggression and protection.

Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. (actual)

Waxing Moon

The Waxing Moon is the ideal time for magick to draw things toward you.

Moon Sign:  Cancer

Cancer: Stimulates emotional rapport between people. Pinpoints need, supports growth and nurtance. Tends to domestic concerns.

Full Moon 11: 52

Full Moon is the time of greatest power.

Incense: Bay laurel

Color: Brown

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Daily Motivator for October 27th – Right here and now

Right here and now

If you wish to have it done, begin to do it now. If you wish to experience  life, then fully live it today.

The future is not certain and the past is out of reach. Now is where your  possibilities dwell, and now is when you must live them.

Don’t waste your wish on what might never be, or long for what is finished.  Invest your energy in the magnificent life that is right here and now.

Yes, by all means work toward a meaningful purpose. And as you do, find  richness and joy in the portion of the journey that is happening now.

Everything that is, is now, and it is more than enough. Let go of any sense of lack or need, and open yourself to the unique wonder of this moment.

There is limitless value to be lived right here and now. This is when you can  experience life at its best, so do.

— Ralph Marston

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Good, Blessed Morning To My Dearest Family & Friends!

I figured I would open today with a Prayer for Peace & Quiet from all the hustle and bustle life has to offer. With Labor Day weekend, you might really be able to use it.  Enjoy!

Life is full of noise and bustle
Rush and hurry, run and hustle
People ’round me with demands
Open mouths and open hands
Lend me now a quiet place
A moment’s peace, a silent space
Time to think and time to plan
A quiet, peaceful, restful span
I ask the Gods to grant me peace
A brief time for the noise to cease
An hour ot two out of my life
Free from hurry, free from strife
Peace and quiet for my soul
A restful place to make me whole
Grant me now this time and place
So I might live my life with grace
So Mote It Be

Pause A Moment For Our Morning Invocation

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Gracious Goddess, Who lives within Me,

Help me to understand Your Ways.

Guide my feet as they try Your Path

And keep me safely out of harm’s way.

Teach me to trust myself, my inner child,

and my instincts,

For I am a product of Your Creative Force;

And by my very existence

Form an important part of Your Universal Plan.

Make my life not a test,

But instead–a joy

And speak to me through my intuitive nature

So that I cease to see my whims and fancies

As mere frivolity.

Let me view the, instead,

As what they are–

An important part of who I am

In Your World.

So Mote It Be

Daily Feng Shui Tip for Jan. 21 – ‘Dr. Martin Luther King’

Today commemorates the birth date of a modern day martyr, Dr. Martin Luther King. I am forever grateful to Dr. King as I remember the way he attempted to impact people who have long killed the messenger without trying to understand the message. This most special day remembers the birth of the man who dedicated his entire life promoting a message of equality, truth and fairness. Let each of us today promote peace in our own way. One of the ways we can do that is to invite peace into our lives, starting with what should be a most peaceful sanctuary, the bedroom. Using any shade of blue or green in that space is believed to heal both the spirit and the soul. From the paint on the walls to the accessories all around, try a splash of blue. And then go green. Heal you. Heal the planet. In honor of someone who tried to do exactly that. Happy birthday, Dr. King. I share your dream.

By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com

Good Blessed Monday Morning To All My Friends & Family!

It is indeed a very Blessed and Good Monday Morning to be here with you today!

 

I sincerely hope none of you thought we had just ship, lol! We are here still bobbling around in the waters.  One day we will quit bobbling and get our act together, maybe?

But this is a glorious day for many reasons today.  It is the official day we honor Martin Luther King, Jr. It is also the day we celebrate our President starting his second term in office. May our prayers and good wishes go out to him and his family today. He is a good and decent man and he will lead our great country in the right directions. Some of the burdens that fall upon his shoulders, I would shutter to think about. So indeed ask the Goddess to bless him and guide him the next four years.

It is also a glorious day to celebrate being alive. Being in the presence of family and friends would love you and you love them. Life is precious. The Goddess grants us these precious moments we have on this plane. I had an experience over the weekend, I would like to share with you. Perhaps those visiting our site, it might touch your heart and see the Goddess in all Her Love and Glory…..

These past weeks have been very stressful for me as some of you know. It has been one thing right after another. I was tired, fed up and stressed beyond my limit. I had back surgery several years ago. I have a three level fusion in my back. All metal, cages, screws, wires, I am the bionic woman. It was a little bit after they did my surgery, they found out I had a bone chip in my back. It was just there beside my spine. It would move, they finally figured out why it moved. It was because I would get stressed. When you get stressed, your muscles contract and squeeze up into a ball. So I could have surgery again or be put on medication to keep me super relaxed. Last week, the medicine had no effect on my stress point. I awoke Saturday morning with my shoulders, neck and head killing me. My neck was swelled up about the size of two grapefruit. In the middle, I could feel a bulge in my neck. It was the bone fragment sitting right at the base of my skull. My husband immediately took me to the hospital. I was in such pain, I just wanted to die. At the hospital, the doctors took x-rays and saw the sharp bone chip pointed right at my brain. It was determined I had to have immediate surgery. I laid in the emergency room till I couldn’t stand the pain no more. I started praying for the Goddess to end my life. Take me home to the Summerlands and end my pain. All I remember is drifting off to a peaceful sleep. I thought this is it, I am going home, my pain is over.

From that point on, all I remember is drifting, calm all around me, a bright white light. I knew for sure I had pasted on. Peace at last, no more pain. Then in the distance, I could see a Lady. A beautiful Lady, her face was perfect and the word beauty does not describe her. As I drifted closer, I could see Her face more clearly. Her skin was perfect. Her face glowed with Light. I would feel Her Love and Comfort all around me. I could see Her hand gently point down to me. Even Her hand was perfect. I felt the warmth of Her Love and Her Embrace. I knew this Lady was my Almighty Goddess. I could feel Her Divine Love. It was Her. Then I drifted back to my hospital bed. I awoke and there was no pain. I felt my neck, it was normal. I couldn’t believe it. The surgery team came in to take me to surgery. I started screaming, “No, No, you must feel my neck. Please x-ray it again.” The doctor told me if I was moved to much, the chip of bone could go right straight to my neck and I would die instantly. I told him I wasn’t, please x-ray me again. To the disapproval of the doctor, I was x-rayed again. The doctors couldn’t explain it the bone chip was gone. The doctors wanted to know what I had done, what happened. I told them I had been praying to my Goddess to let my pain end and let me die. Apparently She had answered my prayers but not with death but with life.  The doctors saw no reason to keep me after doing a few more test they sent me home.

I have no bone chip in my neck, it simply disappeared. Some might call it a miracle. But I call it my Gracious Mother letting me have a second chance at life. I prayed and prayed so hard to die. She told me very clearly that my work and the WOTC is not done. It is not my time to leave this plane just yet. I have Her work to continue. My Goddess removed the bone chip, renewed my spirit, refreshed my soul and filled me with Her Goodness and Love.

We have work to do for OUR GODDESS IS ALIVE! She is Pure Love and Light. We have a responsibility to Her. To spread Her word and let Her Truth Be Told. I know I have a mission to do and I hope after hearing my story, you will feel the same way. We have work to do, ALL of us, not just me. Let’s join together and let the Goddess’ Truth Be Told throughout the world.

 

 

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Daily I Ching Hexagram for December 4th is 37: Community

37: Community

Saturday, Dec 1st, 2012

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A community or extended family that works is one where healthy interdependence is appreciated and supported. Good direction is essential, but strong kinship is dependent upon every member of the community. Trust, shared responsibilities and good communication are essential. Each member must be encouraged to find his or her appropriate expression, and contribution.

The functional family is a team that symbolizes the ideal of human interdependence, and has long provided a firm foundation for society. The healthy family is a microcosm of society and the native soil in which ethical values take root and grow. Fertilize this soil, and the whole of society benefits.

The power that bonds a tribe is the yin or feminine principle — gentleness and receptivity. Relationships are improved through cultivation of these. Learn to accept both advice and aid from others, and be willing to assume an appropriate role in any group that supports good relating. A good team player is always valuable to others. Increase your value!

Create a Supportive Life Story

Create a Supportive Life Story

Empowered Storytelling

by Madisyn Taylor

We all have a story to tell, but sometimes we get stuck in that story and become our story.

We all have our own life story. It is filled with relationships and events that help shape who we are and what we believe to be true about the world. Depending on our perspective and willingness to grow, our experiences can become fodder for negativity and patterns of playing the victim, or they can fuel a life of empowerment and continued self-development. It is the story we tell ourselves about what happens that makes all the difference.

Take a moment to look at the life story you create for yourself on an ongoing basis. If you generally feel peaceful about the past and trust in your ability to handle whatever comes your way, then you are framing circumstances in a manner that serves you well. On the other hand, if you retain a lot of guilt or resentment and often feel weighed down by life, you may want to start telling yourself a new version of past and present events. No matter who the characters are in your story or what they have done, you are the only one who can give their actions the meaning they will have for you. You are the only one who can define what role you will play in your own life. By taking responsibility for your story, you are able to learn and grow, forgive and find compassion, and most importantly, move on into a brighter future.

From now on, you can choose a life story that supports you. Let it be proof of your own resilience and creativity. Be kind with the roles you give yourself and generous with how many chances you get to learn what you need to know. When you remember that you are the author of your own story, you are free to create a masterpiece

Calendar of the Sun for July 8

Calendar of the Sun

8 Haymonath

Justicia II: Day of Dike

Color: Dark Blue
Element: Air
Altar: Upon a cloth of dark blue set a flaming torch, a sword, and a set of scales.
Offerings: Right an injustice, or give aid to those who do.
Daily Meal: Fasting. Instead, give readings on justice.

Invocation to Dike

High on your mountain,
Waiting for the world to turn around,
What do you see in that high view
That we do not see, here on the ground?
Lady of Justice, once a maiden
Wreathed in flowers and beauty,
Dancing with your sisters
Marking out the hours
You are now weathered and alone
Waiting out the years.
What right do we have to ask for justice
When we are not ourselves perfect?
The right of every imperfect being.
For if no one asks,
no one receives,
and then no one has an example for which to strive.
Please Lady, have patience
With our folly
Do not give up on us
And do not bend your scales
For we must learn to feel
Justice from within
For it will never come from without.
Have no mercy on our souls,
For only in this way can we learn.

Chant:
Dike Dike
Hora of the Even Hand

[Pagan Book of Hours]

This Day In History, Friday, April 27th

Today In History. What Happened This Day In History

A Timeline Of Events That Occurred On This Day In History

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on this day in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened today in history.

April 27

1296   Edward I defeats the Scots at the Battle of Dunbar.
1509   Pope Julius II excommunicates the Italian state of Venice.
1565   The first Spanish settlement in Philippines is established in Cebu City.
1773   British Parliament passes the Tea Act.
1746   King George II wins the battle of Culloden.
1813   American forces capture York (present-day Toronto), the seat of government in Ontario.
1861   President Abraham Lincoln suspends the writ of habeas corpus.
1861   West Virginia secedes from Virginia after Virginia secedes from the Union.
1863   The Army of the Potomac begins marching on Chancellorsville.
1865   The Sultana, a steam-powered riverboat, catches fire and burns after one of its boilers explodes. At least 1,238 of the 2,031 passengers–mostly former Union POWs–are killed.
1909   The Sultan of Turkey, Abdul Hamid II, is overthrown.
1937   German bombers of the Condor Legion devastate Guernica, Spain.
1941   The Greek army capitulates to the invading Germans.
1950   South Africa passes the Group Areas Act, formally segregating races.
1961   The United Kingdom grants Sierra Leone independence.
1975   Saigon is encircled by North Vietnamese troops.
1978   The Afghanistan revolution begins.
1989   Protesting students take over Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China.
Born on April 27
1737   Edward Gibbon, historian (The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire).
1791   Samuel F.B. Morse, inventor of the telegraph and the code.
1822   Ulysses S. Grant, Union general during the American Civil War, 18th President of the United States (1869-1877).
1840   Edward Whymper, the first man to climb the Matterhorn.
1900   Walter Lantz, cartoonist, creator of Woody Woodpecker.
1904   Cecil Day-Lewis, Irish poet, father of actor Daniel Day-Lewis.
1927   Coretta Scott King, civil rights activist, wife of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Historynet.com

Today’s Affirmation, Thought & Meditation for April 8th

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Today’s Affirmation for Sunday, April 8th

I am a glorious, gifted creature, part of all creation yet unlike any other. I appreciate my special talents and singular voice.

 

Today’s Thought for Sunday, April 8th

In the words of Mahatma Gandhi, “Purity of life is the highest and truest art.” If we can live authentically, in a way that is true to ourselves, this in itself is creative. All you need to do is accept and express who you are.

 

Today’s Meditation for Sunday, April 8th

Your Special Gifts

We all have gifts that we may not fully appreciate – unique talents that enrich our experiences and help us to face the challenges in our lives. Spend time reflecting on them. What personal qualities and creative talents do you have? Perhaps you are empathetic, funny or eloquent, a talented singer or a beautiful dancer. Acknowledge and cherish these unique gifts. Recognize them as blessings bequeathed to you for the benefit and enjoyment of yourself and others.

Celebrations Aound The World for Jan. 16th

 

Ivy Day
Feast of the Abbot of Unreason
Hermit Day
Procrastinator’s New Year
Craft-Brew Day (Berkeley, California)
Feast of the Ass
Dia Del Maestro (Teacher’s Day; Venezuela)
Seijn-No-Hi (Adult’s Day; Japan)
Humanitarian Day
Pioneer Day (Idaho)
Hat Day
St. Paul of Thebes’ Day (aka Paul the Hermit; patron of weavers)
Moliere Day (France)
Coming of Age Day (Japan)
Massage Parlor Day
St. Maurus’ Day (patron against colds)
Iroquois White Dog Feast
National Strawberry Ice Cream Day
St. Macarius of Egypt’s Day
Top Junk-Food News Stories Day
Feast of Christ of Esquipulas (Black Christ Festival; Guatemala)

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday (Actual)
Just Do It Day – Make the Connection
Basketball Day