Balancing My Root Chakra

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Balancing My Root Chakra

Posted this on YouTube, forgot to cross-post here.

Just one way of many. The video I use is located here. I highly recommend it. Should I do more chakras? Let me know what you think of this meditation technique if you do it. I LOVE working with stones. Geology was one of my Masters courses and definitely my fav.

Sinus Soup

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I’ve had sinus blockage, post nasal drip and sinus headaches for about 12 years now. I have tried everything to no avail. Well…wait a minute…I did do something that I think worked, but it made me very unhappy. I want gluten-free for about a month and my sinus drainage and headaches almost disappeared, but I was depressed b/c I love to eat and to go out to eat and being gluten-free puts a serious damper on it. I’ve been to every kind of doctor; holistic as well as Western traditional. None of their suggestions worked to my liking.

Anyhow, I read in one of my herb books about a “sinus soup” and taking Zinc and Vit. A to regrow the cilia in my sinuses. I am taking the supplements so I’ll have to wait a couple months to see if that is working. I’ll let you know. I tried the suggested sinus soup, which is minestrone super-pepped up with red pepper flakes, fresh ginger, extra garlic and onion, black pepper and horseradish. I tried it and it temporally cleared me out a bit, but no lasting effects from it. I think its meant more for someone who does not have severe and chronic sinus problems and just needs temporary relief.

Some major chopping was going on in my kitchen!!:

So does anyone have any tried and true suggestions for severe sinus trouble? I know Serena over at Dream with the Fishes is a fellow sufferer. Can you share some of your favorite remedies, please?

Upcoming Eclipses

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Regarding my previous post, I think I have figured out a way to get this reading to you and I know Amy won’t mind since it will allow you to see how talented she is. The only thing I could do, since its such a monster-sized file, was upload it to this service that I found. The only catch is that it will cost you 1 penny through PayPal. Sorry about that, but it won’t let me set it up for “No Charge”. Plus this will give me a chance to see if this works for a new venture I may try (being that the Universe has given me the “green light”). The recording is about an hour and a half long that starts with a very informative intro. regarding the eclipses. You can fast forward to the section that discusses how all 3 eclipses will affect your sun sign and your rising sign, so you’ll want to know what those are. She begins with Aries and goes in order on the zodiac from there. You hear me discussing with Amy at the end our ability to see the eclipses from my vantage point here in Florida and her explantation of that.

Hope it works! If you download it please come back and let me know what you think.

I did some investigating on the ability to see these eclipses and found that the lunar eclipses are relatively weak ones. They won’t be visible to the human eye anywhere and I believe this is due to where the moon will be at the time of the eclipses. The solar eclipse is a total one and that’s exciting and will be viewable from various spots in Asia. Click here to see precisely where. Doing spell work during eclipses is tricky and the energy can be described as “wild” so really do your homework with that and be careful.

Astrology…Not Really My Thing…But

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As I said in a previous post, one of my goals was to attend some sort of metaphysical or pagan event once a month. Tonight I attended this one entitled ECLIPSES of July and AUGUST 2009:
AS ABOVE, SO BELOW. This was something different for me because I don’t usually follow astrology. I consider myself an expert with astronomy, big difference. I LOVE stones too and know a lot about them both scientifically and metaphysically speaking, but this class was outside my box. Something drew me to it though.

Anyhow, there are 3 eclipses around the bend this summer; 2 lunar and one solar. You may be able to see them depending on where you are located on the planet. Check here to see if you will be within the umbra or penumbras. This very accomplished astrologer who conducted the event tonight explained that the month of June is the first time this year that we are not in some sort of planet retrograde pattern influence. So June is the first time in 2009 that you have a “green light” to go ahead and begin new projects, ventures, careers, etc. So many have been sensing change (I don’t sense these things…wish I did) and mentioning it so I thought I would throw this insight out there since it really helps to explain this shift that many of you are feeling.

She did a section for every astrological sign and she specifically followed the Tropical Zodiac (for those in the know). Mine and my DH’s signs seemed spot on. Her name was Amy Vilkers and this is her websiteif you would like to contact her. She’s amazingly accurate. I was giddy when I left, took great notes and she emailed all of us a recording of the event. I would give you all a listen but I cannot figure out how to upload it to Blogger. I cannot email it b/c the file size is 65MB. If anyone knows of a good way to give you access to download it I would be happy to do so.

Off the Pill and Feeling Fine

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You may (or may not) remember this post regarding my quest for alternatives to “the pill” for my fibroids (sorry if there are any men cringing out there). I wanted to let you know that I found a combination that seems to have regulated me, greatly reduced the cramps and lightened my flow. :)

This daily mix is what has worked for me so far:
Evening primrose oil
Stress B Complex
vitamin E tocopheral
Fish Oil
Flax seed 1-2 Tbsp/day

This was a recommendation from Dr. Weil’s website which has a handy little Vitamin Advisor. Granted, I didn’t buy all the vity’s through his site since his do tend to be on the pricey side. I did get Dr. Weil’s Evening Primrose Oil formula through another discount vitamin outlet and the rest I got there as well, just various brand names but all high quality, pharmaceutical grade. The quality of the vitamins makes a big difference. OK, just wanted to update you on that in case it may help someone else.

BTW, we’re having record high heat here in Florida: 96 with high humidity and no rain for over a week…very unlike a Florida summer. We usually have a daily afternoon shower that cools us off and makes it more comfortable. The AC is kickin’ today.

Annoying update on the book….nobody who claims to have it on their site, actually has it…except for Amazon with the hefty price tag. Sheesh! Except I know that Cynthia was able to snatch one up from one of the sites I recommended when I thought I had mine already on its way. Good for you, Cynthia! As for the figurine, despite all you bad, bad, bad influencers *wink* I stayed strong, bit the bullet and did not buy her. LOL.

I Got It!

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Thanks to all your wonderful advice, I searched and I found the book here for $18.33 including shipping! Its on its way. Yay. :)

This site has it too. Just contact them about the shipping. There seems to be a little glitch that makes it look higher than it is.

Edit: I struck what I wrote in the 1st paragraph up there b/c I just got this email from them even though I checked the status beforehand: “Thank you for your order and interest in our website. Unfortunately, the book “Midsummer” is no longer available to us. Thus, we regret that we have cancelled your order and deleted your personal information so it will remain secure. We are terribly sorry we cannot provide it for you.” I trust that I can still get it from the second site. The owner emailed me twice today regarding the shipping glitch so I am assuming he checked first and made sure the book was indeed in stock. I know some of you were interested as well so I’ll keep you posted. Wish me LUCK!

Summer Solstice…Obsessing

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When it comes to certain happenings (solstices¬†& equinoxes), I get totally immersed in them. I also have really fallen in love with most of the Sabbat books that you can find corresponding to the Sabbats. I say “most” because the one widely available for Winter Solstice: Yule: A Celebration of Light and Warmth, is really disappointing. Sorry.

Anyhow, here’s my obsession. I really want the one for Summer Solstice, titled Midsummer: Magical Celebrations of the Summer Solstice. Its received excellent reviews….but…although I’ve been eye-balling it for a while, apparently its out of print and the used price was always hovering around $40. I cannot pay that for a book. Can I? Well, I checked on it again…the obsession creeping up on me and since the solstice is looming near the price has crept up to $60.00.

I checked Barnes and Noble hoping for a better price…they have 1 copy available at $190.00! Oh my. I need to just stop thinking about this book. Perhaps if/when it gets back down to $40 I will need to just jump on it. However, I see a good book writing opportunity here for someone who knows the sabbat well and likes to write and research. Hmmmmm?

Lisa (Hi Lisa: *waving*) asked for the zucchini bread recipe, which I made yesterday b/c I had an over-ripe zucchini that I needed to use. Here it is and its relatively healthy, makes 1 loaf:

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 large egg
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup sucanat (you can use regular sugar instead or brown sugar…to your liking)
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cups chopped zucchini w/ skin on
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Grease (with butter, mayo or Crisco) and flour a 8 x 4 inch pan. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Sift flour, salt, baking powder, soda, and cinnamon together in a bowl. Beat egg, oil, vanilla, and sucanat or sugar together in a large bowl. Add sifted ingredients to the creamed mixture and beat well. Stir in zucchini and nuts until well combined. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on rack for 20 minutes. Remove bread from pan, and completely cool. Enjoy!

Dyad Moon & Morning Meteors

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How was your Dyad Moon last night? I enjoyed it for a few minutes while just communing silently with her. I didn’t cleanse my crystals this time since they had just had a 7 day cleanse. The Dyad Moon is supposed to be when all meet their opposites in perfect balance and in perfect harmony…you know…opposites attract, its a time to find balance. I’ll be paying more attention to that the next few days.

And now I must get geeky!! Early June brings with it some early morning meteors: The Arietid Meteor Shower. Its unusual because these are daytime meteors; you’ll find them pretty close to the Sun. Best time to take a look is just before dawn. If you’re up and around you might see them skimming the top of Earth’s atmosphere. They should be long, colorful, and very, very pretty. This is cool…you can listen to live radar echoes from the Arietids here: . Click here to find out where to look…sky map.

I’m out of school/work for the summer, back to cold-process soap making, readying for the Summer Solstice and beefing up my work out.