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Energies of Now: The Fiery Indie-Dragon Stirs (and Some Elemental Help)

Oh, yes! The fire breathing Dragon has been in effect for awhile with regard to all of this. Very good advice from Jamie, including her tips about water. I’ve noticed even my indoor plants are extra thirsty these days.

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It’s Independence Day week in the U.S., and the Energies of Now feature the fiery electrical currents of the metaphorical fire-breathing Dragon, along with elemental support to soothe and ground.

Depending on our awareness and discernment, of course. As always.

Fire-Breathing Dragon. Image courtesy of Josch13 at Pixabay.

In the old-wisdom lore, the Dragon protected the community’s wealth — and wealth was defined in terms of what allowed the community, tribe, individual to thrive and prosper.

If someone tried to steal it, the Dragon stirred and wasn’t all that amused.

The Dragon has also symbolized life-force, energy, longevity, kundalini.

That was the common wealth, or the possibilities of it.

How narrow and small have we made our definition of wealth and worth and value in the last bunch of decades?

Our current and more recent definitions of value, worth, wealth pale in comparison to the older, richer definitions —…

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Magick Wands and Chris Hedges ~ A Time for ‘Sublime Madness’

This wants to go up again. I now have four. 🙂

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Thanks to Gillian for drawing my attention to this particular Chris Hedges article. Though dire, it’s also quite an unusual post for him in that he recognizes the power of the human imagination. I have been getting the same message lately about the state of our world: things have gone so far beyond what normal “doing” can remedy that it’s time for magic, magick, mgieck … whatever you call it, it’s time to tap in, dig deep, and empower those wands, spells, prayers, and beliefs in miracles.

With all the debate about Second Amendment rights, I’ve done some major soul searching. I don’t own a gun, and I don’t desire to own a gun. I’ve imagined what it would feel like to shoot someone, even in self defense, and to me personally, that just doesn’t feel in alignment with the rest of how I live my life. But neither does…

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Our Relocation: The Inside Scoop on Dra’Faven

Celebrating 1 year today since Two Guys and a Truck moved us to Kalamazoo! What a surreal year it’s been. So grateful to have met such amazingly smart, active, caring and creative neighbors … and we love our home. Much gratitude for all!

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At long last, I can make official what I’ve only hinted at for months: this past Summer David and I bought a house and relocated from Goshen, IN to Kalamazoo, MI.

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After considering many other locations and then taking a whirlwind tour of Southwest Michigan in Summer 2016, we found that Kalamazoo offered all the things that attracted us to far more distant locales. It feels like the “sweet spot” of

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Summer Solstice Gratitude Giveaway

Just wanted to share this lovely challenge from Tania Marie. Indeed, gratitude is one of the most potent elixers of a magical life. If you’ve felt down and out, or high as a kite, gratitude increases positive flow no matter what. Blessings to all who take the challenge, whether officially or unofficially.

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It’s been a while since I’ve done a giveaway and this is another challenge close to heart that will benefit you greatly if you commit to it and continue it forward. It will begin on June 11th and conclude at the end of June 21st – Summer Solstice. That’s 11 days and there will be 11 gifts to giveaway. But first, let’s touch briefly on gratitude and giving and then I’ll share how these apply to this month’s giveaway.

First let me very briefly explain a concept you already know, but as we know, knowledge doesn’t mean much unless you’re putting into action the practice of your knowledge applied.

This one is focused on gratitude and giving.

We all know that the more gratitude you have and express, the more abundance in all areas of your life you will experience. Not to mention, the more enriched, vibrant, joyful, peaceful, and…

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Appreciation to the Tribe of Invisible Mothers

Thank you, Jamie, for sharing this poignant message. I know it will speak to so many of the women I know who have had miscarriages or still births. Blessings and love to all

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Yes, Mother’s Day, and a happy one, with best wishes, for traditional mothers everywhere.

There is another tribe of mothers, though …

… probably several … that go unseen and unsung in our culture. It’s this tribe — my tribe — that I’m rippling “seeing and song,” homage and appreciation to today.

My Motherhood tribe is part of a tribe made up of about 20-percent of women (sometimes a bit more, sometimes a bit fewer, depending on the country and culture), so no small group of people. Just less visible, or actually invisible.

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First though, a quickie look at the origins of Mother’s Day.

Turns out, that Mother’s Day in the U.S. was seeded in 1908 when Virginian Anna Marie Jarvis held a memorial service for her own mother, Anna Reeves Jarvis.

In the U.K. tradition of Mothering Sunday, the fourth Sunday of…

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Blessings of The Mother

Reposting this altar and blessing. Happy Mother’s Day!

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Our friend Tim sent this lovely photo of his Mother’s Day altar and said I could share it here. Wishing all mothers and those who mother or love and honor The Mother a Happy Mother’s Day!

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Fall Equinox 2018 Class ~ Living a More Magickal Life with Laura Bruno & Tania Marie

People continue to express interest in this class, so thanks for your patience as Tania and I sensed the right timing and topic. We are limiting this class to 12 participants, so you might want to register early if you know for sure you want to take the workshop. Tania and I have talked about teaching a class together many times, but this is the first time everything aligned to do so. We’re excited to see how it all unfolds, but it promises to be a magical experience! You can sign up on Tania’s blog.

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Laura and I are excited to announce the official date and details of our upcoming joint class to be offered here in Lake Tahoe, Nevada this Fall. So, yes, in fact the Faery twins will be collaborating to bring you what is sure to be a potent and fun experience because that’s what Faeries do!

After some more tuning in, we came to the conclusion that a date change was in order, both in the time she and I would be sharing together and for this offering. Due to unpredictable weather in November that could make this gathering challenged, or even impossible, for out-of-towners and Laura to travel in to join, and after realizing some other potent potentials, we will now be offering this in September on the Fall Equinox.

This aligns for a full circle connection for the two of us, as two years ago we gathered at this…

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