Archive for September, 2014

             This is an awesome post from a dear friend and Reiki student. Giving healing from the heart in all ways.

Terrie Leigh Relf, Reiki Master

You give but little when you give of your possessions. 

It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.

–Khalil Gibran, from The Prophet

What does it mean to give of oneself?

For me, there are as many answers to this question as there are people and situations. Recently, however, I gave blood. I’m O+, and my blood type tends to be in high demand.

This was the first time since I’ve become a Reiki practitioner that I chose to consciously donate my blood. It’s not that I haven’t sent positive intentions to the recipients of my blood before, as for me, that’s a given and why I donate in the first place. This time, however, I gave myself a Reiki treatment before going to the Blood Mobile, and then sent Reiki ahead to the appointment. After the phlebotomist did her part, I lay there, squeezing the red…

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Burning - First Published as the cover for aoife's kiss, March 2005.

Burning – First Published as the cover for aoife’s kiss, March 2005.

Have you ever had a burning desire?  Something that consumes you?  Something that filters into all of your thoughts and dreams?  How do you tame it?  How do you feed it?  How do you turn it off?  What is your burning desire. . .fame, fortune, love, beauty, power, healing, revenge, the list goes on and on.  Do you covet the gem, release it onto the world, destroy it, or try to turn and twist it into something for the highest good for all.  Not an easy task.

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ISIS – Your 72 Virgins/Victims await you!

Oops - First published in Spellbound - A Fantasy Magazine for Children, Summer Issue, 2002, Sorcerers

Oops – First published in Spellbound – A Fantasy Magazine for Children, Summer Issue, 2002, Sorcerers

 

You just put on your magic hat and cape.  You have a brand new magic wand. You stand in front of your mirror and say those magic words and . . . POOF you have turned yourself into a frog . . . Now what do you do???

I love the little sunflower seed that drops from his mouth as he seems to be a bit put off by being the subject of my photography.

Music by Jingle Punk – Sunshine in my Heart from the Youtube audio library.

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First Published in Glyph: The Journal of Fantasy and Legend, Issue 8, 2002. It was the illustration for the story Old Yew and the Consequences of Conduct by Genevieve Williams.

Wrong Bag

Wrong Bag – First Published in FMAM – Futures Mysterious Anthology Magazine, Spring 2003

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While traveling last summer we stopped at a ceramic place that had maps so that you could locate the fairy doors that were scattered all over the building. I loved the idea and decided that I would make a fairy door some day and some fairy/elf/gnome houses.

This is one of my first fairy homes. The door doubles as steps into the house. The learning curve was how to change a thrift store small decorative birdhouse into a house with a door and then how to make a door to fill the empty spot.

I used a water resistant wood glue for the wood areas and E-6000 for the rocks. I bought water resistant Patio Paint (available in 2 OZ containers at Ben Franklin, small brass screws and wood hearts.
This has been so much fun. A final photo and full directions will follow. Including photos of my mini-garden. So come back and visit. This would be a great winter project so everything will be ready for your elves, gnomes, and fairies to move in this coming spring.

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Do you ever have one of those days when you feel like you are just barely hanging in there? That you are out there on a limb? Here is one of my very flexible squirrels looking for peanuts – She is really hanging on out on a limb.

Fish Party - watercolor by Marcia A. Borell First published in E.O.T.U. online in 2002

Fish Party – watercolor by Marcia A. Borell First published in E.O.T.U. online in 2002