Saturday, 31 December 2016

New Year's Eve 2016


New Year's Eve 2016 – this is the time that we release this past year, with love and compassion, and create space for a Happy New Year that will be filled with fun and laughter.

This is the time that we feel the Oneness of the world… we are a global community and we will be more and more in tune with one another.

Celebrate that you are able to celebrate without repression. 


Thursday, 29 December 2016

Angels Speak - Stand Your Ground


As you move into 2017, think about boundaries, and standing your ground.  This is the year to be your own person.  This is the year to say no to anything that does not make your heart and soul sing.  This is the year to find your place and draw lines in the sand.

Yes, it is tough to say no to someone that you like or respect, or to someone who you think has more power than you do.  Know that a person only has power if you give them power in your life.  Even at work, you can shape your destiny.

Finding the right balance between being accommodating and being a hard ass is a learning process.  Don't worry, you can do it.  The goal is to make sure that everyone wins, and that you do not get pushed around.


Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Angels Speak - Know That There Are No Limits


This is the time of the year that we usually think about the upcoming year and what we want to do, how we will do it, and when we will do it.  We make resolutions or wishes.  It is a plan for action. 

It does not matter how we plan, as long as we plan.  It allows us to take advantage of the situations that arise that can move us forward to accomplish our dreams.

Dreams are the confirmation that we can move and change and shape our lives.  We are lucky to be in a place where we can dream and grow.


Sunday, 25 December 2016

Merry Christmas 2016


Merry Christmas to everyone. May this Christmas be very peaceful and happy.  May you have many happy memories of this year to carry you into 2017.


Friday, 23 December 2016

Good Advice For Everyone for Christmas

I saw this poster and I knew that it held so much wisdom that it must be shared.
If you have last minute shopping to do, work these ideas into your presents… you will be surprised about what surfaces.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Winter Solstice December 21 2016


Winter solstice is a time to reflect on what you love to do, and find a way to make it happen.  When we are happy, our light – that spark of irrepressible energy that makes us all unique – shines brightly.  Solstice is about being inward focused and concentrating on expanding the self.

We all want success and well being.  Winter is the time to reflect on making it happen, and then offering up these energies at Solstice, to Creator, to make everything happen.

Here is a wonderful prayer/song for you to use today and all days when you need strength.


Yule Prayer Song

Mother Earth
I offer to you this song
For I am earth
and to the Earth, I belong
Mother Earth
help me grow as you need me to
Mother Earth
show me what I am here to do

Cause I am growing, I am changing
on this darkest day
I am growing, I am changing
in my darkest place
I am growing, I am changing
on this darkest day
I am growing, I am changing
in my darkest place
Blessed Be!

From -
A Yule Prayer Song
-- by special Wicca Spirituality correspondent, Colombe

Monday, 19 December 2016

Preparing for Winter Solstice


Any celebration calls for preparation.  For the Winter Solstice, the preparations involve cleansing of the rooms, picking fresh cedar and spruce, making food for the various meals.  And of course, the buying and wrapping of gifts for friends and family. 

Winter Solstice happens this year at Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 3:44 am MST.  Immediately, the days begin to get longer and the Sun feels warmer.  It is a time of rejuvenation.

Today, decide what it is that you want to do with your time over the next six months.  Write it down.  Have it ready for Dec 21.


Saturday, 17 December 2016

Angels Speak - Be Grateful


Our Ancestors practiced the act of Gratitude.  They did this every meal time, and at the changing of the seasons.  To show how grateful they were, they put out offerings to Nature and the Gods/Goddesses, and they performed dances and told stories to hammer home the concept of gratitude to the young.

In this time, we seem to have forgotten how to be grateful.  We seem to believe that all is due to us.  We complain when we come from another country to this place, that is warm and welcoming and without war, that the monthly allowance is not enough.  We complain that we need more health care even though we smoke and drink and do drugs and generally do not care for ourselves.

The Angels say that it is a learning process – the act of being grateful. 

Start practicing being grateful today.


Thursday, 15 December 2016



It is a funny state of affairs that when we are born, our parents look at us and think that we are perfect.  Then, as we get older, they tell us all the things that we must do to change, to be perfect.

One of the definitions from says that the word "perfect" means "entirely without any flaws, defects, or shortcomings". The amusing part of the definition is that flaws, defects, and determination of shortcomings, are all in the eye of the observer. 

The observer only sees what is on the surface.  And, the observer only sees what his or her limited vision can see at the time.  So, how can anyone know that another is perfect, or not.

The Angels tell us that each of us is perfect inside and out, and perfect for the life that we have chosen at this time.


Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Angels Speak - Words From The Wise



We want to be able to give.  The problem is that when we start giving, people expect us to give more and more.  Then, they are angry when we stop giving.  They call us selfish or mean.  When they can not get anything more from us, they walk away and out of our lives.  That is a blessing!

When we love, our love is taken and twisted.  We hurt.  When we can not take any more, we walk away.  And often, more abuse is heaped upon us.  We take our love and our heart, and we put it away in a locked chest.  It is safer there.

When we trust, people look upon us as gullible, and try to take away what we have.  We hang on to our money and our 'stuff', and they tell us we are stupid and do not know what is good for our own selves.  Then they walk away.

When we listen, lies and stories are rained over us.  The truth that we look for is not recognizable. Everything is about an agenda that someone else will benefit from.  We turn away.  We are called names and our intelligence is insulted. We are safe.


Sunday, 11 December 2016

Angels Speak - Give Your All To Life



When you are moving through your day, be conscious that it is a good day.  Be conscious that everything that happens to you is perfect, and that your being is prepared to have a perfect day. 

When you are moving through your day, smile and have a wonderful conversation with yourself about all the good you find in each activity.  Doing the action with love and compassion will bring you a great satisfaction.  Each action will seem easier.

When you are moving through your day, feel the peace and gentleness that exists.  Push away the negative emotions and negative energies that flow off of the unhappy people.  Bless them and send them love, and ask them, silently, to move away from your space. 

When you are moving through your day, offer thanks that you are so lucky to be in this place.


Friday, 9 December 2016

Angels Speak - It is About Keeping On


It is very very difficult sometimes, to keep going when it seems everything that you do is failing. 

It is about what Julie Andrews says in the quote above… you keep trying. 

We have not done a good job of keeping on going.  We give up.  Others tell us to give up.  When you feel like you are failing, call on your Angels to give you strength. 


Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Spirit Animal - Tortoise Speaks Of Life


Tortoise comes in to speak with us about long life.  She is a prime example of living through many iterations of change, whether it is climate or food or surroundings.

Tortoise passes along this wisdom:

  • Pace yourself.  Hurrying does not gain you any time.  It simply wears you out.
  • Pay attention to your surroundings.  You need to find the best place to eat, to rest, to go for entertainment.  You cannot see these places if you rush.
  • Eat and live simply.  There is a peace in living simply that is destroyed by rushing, power, and materialism.
  • Be kind to yourself.  Know that you are doing what is best for you.  If you feel it is not best for you, do not do it.


Monday, 5 December 2016

Spirit Animal – Beaver


The Beaver family is resilient and lives about ten years in the wild and up to twenty years in captivity.  Beaver brings us some good information as we get deeper into winter and short days.

  • Beaver talks about ongoing changes in the environment and that sometimes, Nature has to take its course.  Humans cannot interfere or perfect, natural timing is disrupted.
  • Beaver talks about the need to get out and exercise in winter.  Yes it is cold.  One needs to move to get food and to keep all body systems functioning.
  • Beaver also talks about having food through the times where it is really cold and miserable out.  He tells us that we should have a supply of food for up to two weeks.


Saturday, 3 December 2016

Recipe for Ginger Peach Jam For Christmas Giving and Eating



I love the taste of ginger and of peaches, and the combination of Ginger-Peach in this recipe is awesome.  The Jam is so good on toast, or pancakes, or chicken, or….

This is an easy gift for giving at this time of year.  Yes, I know, the fresh peaches are done.  I made this recipe using frozen peaches, thawed to room temperature. 

Ginger-Peach Jam

  • 3lbs peaches (about 6 cups)
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh ginger
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 14teaspoon allspice
  1. Place the peaches in boiling water for 1 minute, or until the skins loosen.
  2. Then plunge them in ice water.
  3. Slip off the skins, halve the fruit and remove the pits.
  4. Cut the peaches into 1 inch pieces.
  5. In a large, non-reactive pot, mix the peaches, sugar, ginger, lemon juice and allspice.
  6. Simmer over medium heat for 30 minutes, or until the mixture thickens and mounds on the spoon.
  7. Ladle into jars and store in the fridge for up to 2 months.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

December 1 2016

This is the beginning of the great sleep of Winter.  When the winter is done, everything is changed. We find new challenges, new roads, and perhaps, new destinations.
When it is summer, everything feels so safe and colorful.  When it is winter, it feels quiet, and powerful, like a storm that is building.  Even though the days are get shorter and then longer, there is a sense of a reworking of all that is. 
We feel apprehension and excitement at the same time.  So many things happen in the next thirty days.  And it is everything that we have asked for.