Moonbeams and Luv ~
Friday, February 26, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
One thing I look forward to each winter is my visit to the Lamberton Conservatory in my hometown of Rochester, New York. The conservatory, run by our local horticultural club, is situated in one of the oldest parks in the city, Highland Park, which is surrounded by some of the oldest and (some say) most haunted homes in the city. Perfect destination spot for me. *winks*
But the neighborhood, though I love it, isn't why I go to the conservatory. And the park, though one of my favorites and a frequent destination of mine during warm months, isn't why I go to the Conservatory. I go because during the cold and dark of winter, it affords visitors a breath of warm, balmy air; an atmosphere of lush greenery.
Too, there are dessert landscapes and - quite honestly - an energy that is powerfully renewing. There is a tangible magic about the conservatory. Here are some photos from my visit; enjoy.
We're right in the midst of the deepest leg of winter. Spring is right around the corner, but about now, lots of folks are feeling antsy to say the least. For me, my local conservatory is the perfect place to take my kids and me for an afternoon out, to renew mind and soul.
Moonbeams and Luv ~
Monday, February 22, 2010
Moonbeams and Luv ~
Friday, February 19, 2010
Now, readers, tell me... WHAT IS HIS NAME?
Let me sweeten the pot for you. The reader/fan who suggests the name I choose will not only receive the honor of having this character in my new novel bear the name you choose, but you will receive one of the trio of ARCs being printed of this novel. That's right, you'll get a copy of the novel before anyone else does.
The name of the character, and your name as the winning reader/fan who named him, will be announced when Pre-order info is announced for the novel.
Ready? Set? GO! Name my character!
Be informed: You may suggest more than one name. Please give it some thought. Look into his eyes, consider his bio. Give me your best suggestion!
FOR MORE ON THIS NOVEL - CLICK HERE. There are also pictures of my HERO and HEROINE. Brace yourselves. They're beautiful, too.
Moonbeams and Luv ~
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Q 1: I've been following your blog for a few months now, and I've tried a couple of your suggestions. New Year's and the full moon was the turning point, but I didn't know it then. I have received a job offering that is going to make my family, marriage and home life easier. It is just exactly what I needed. I had mostly forgotten about New Year's until now. It looks like what I envisioned for New Year's is going to happen. I'm feeling empowered and confident, and I want to build on that. I want to learn more, but I'm not exactly sure what - aligning more with spirits, the earth, Wicca, self discovery? I am a complete greenie, but feel like I've stumbled upon something I've always had with me, but never really paid attention to. Do you have any suggestions or a possible starting point that might help me? - B-ster
A: You said it all: you have stumbled upon something you always had with you. Many spiritual paths call that experience an awakening; I call it becoming aligned. I remember the Full Moon visualization I wrote about on the New Year's Eve Blue Moon; that was a powerful moon - I'm not surprised your vision manifested.
But the truth is, our visions can often manifest. The key is in believing that it's possible, and using the law of attraction along with our ability to manifest goals and dreams - effectively and responsibly. Over-manifesting isn't good (we become imbalanced) so you're wise to want to proceed slowly, gather knowledge.
I'm going to point you to some of the blogs on my Myspace page, and then I'll send you over to my spiritual community (badly in need of an update; you've been warned), Temple of the Moonlit Path. There, you'll find lots to read - meditations and recipes, rituals and instructions for making pouches and potions and all manner of magical goodies. I never post anything that isn't appropriate for a seeker/student/individual at any level, and you'll notice too, along with the goodies, there is an ample amount of spiritual writing, enough to satisfy an expanding appetite. If you get through the blogs on those sites and feel hungry for more, ready to go deeper, then visit the site of my former print magazine, Full Moon Rising.
I'm going to be offering some online classes; a few are already on my Schedule and there will be more dates to come. If you have not already, I invite you to vote on the Para class you'd like to take, or leave me a message in the chat box for multiple votes.
You're becoming more empowered, aligning with your spirit and discovering a sense of purpose and what your own positive energy can do. Time now, to learn more. Hit those links. :)
Q 1: Can children be Intuitive to the spiritual nature of others? I ask this because I feel like my children are Intuitive and they are better at listening to spirit than adults. I often encourage them to do so carefully. When they do, they are often right about a person or situation. I am often wowed by their accuracy. - S.
A: Oh yes, children are highly psychic. There is a spiritual reason for this, and a biological one. People always refer to the innocence and purity of children. Adults, after a lifetime of being exposed to the ideas of others and many experiences both positive and negative, can become jaded and therefore... closed. But children see the world through open, clear eyes; they see wonder in everything and they know with every fiber of their being, that magic is real. Some spiritual paths also believe that as they are "new" (ie., young) the souls of children are still very close to our Maker and therefore kids are naturally more spiritual.
The biological reason for high psychic ability in children is fascinating. We're all born with a pineal gland; it is a small mass of gray tissue situated in the center of the forehead, embedded deeply behind the skull where it is protected (thus indicating that although small and insignificant looking, this gland must be of great importance - the brain is likewise protected by the skull and the heart is protected by the rib cage).
Scientific research has confirmed that the pineal gland is literally a clearing house for spiritual and psychic information. It expands and vibrates when a psychic or medium is "working" or "receiving messages." What's significant to your question, however, is that the pineal gland is enlarged, in children. With the onset of puberty, the pineal gland begins to shrink. As adults, our pineal gland - also called the "Third Eye" by eastern spiritual cultures - is half the size it was when we were children. So yes, children are psychic and Intuitive - much more so and more naturally, than adults.
For more on Intuition and how we can develop and maintain it as adults, visit my Para Class page and vote for an upcoming class on Intuitive Development.