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

M.L.K. memorial

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.

 

The Witches Almanac for Thursday, January 15


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The Witches Almanac for Thursday, January 15

Thursday (Jupiter): Expansion, money, prosperity, and generosity.

Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. (actual)

 

 

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

Moon phase: Fourth Quarter

Moon Sign: Scorpio
Scorpio: Increases awareness of psychic power. Precipitates psychic crises and ends connections thoroughly. People tend to brood and become secretive.

Incense: Balsam

Color: Purple

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

Daily Motivator for May 10th – Yours to choose

Yours to choose

Achievement doesn’t care about what credentials you have or don’t have. It  doesn’t care about your physical appearance or what groups you belong to.

Achievement doesn’t care how many times you’ve failed in the past. It doesn’t  care about the mistakes you’ve made.

Achievement doesn’t care that you’ve said you’re going to do it a dozen or a  hundred or a thousand times in the past and then failed each time to do so.  Achievement is yours to have right now if you choose to work for it right now.

The past is over and doesn’t play a role in what you can do next. Your  present situation does not have the power to hold you back unless you allow it.

Achievement is yours when you make the commitment to create it. Achievement  is yours when you choose to set a truly meaningful and compelling goal in front  of yourself and then do the work to reach it.

Achievement is yours to choose, no matter what. Choose achievement now, and  get busy adding real richness to life.

— Ralph Marston

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