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Friday, April 27, 2007

11:16AM - standing women X-posted to my private journal

Subject: The Great Silent Grandmother Gathering

The women of Ohio, U.S.A., call upon the women of the world, from day-

old babies to our most senior elders, to stand with us on May 13,

2007, to save the world. Our project is based on Sharon Mehdi's book

The Great Silent Grandmother Gathering. If you don't know the story,

a summary of the original version is on the website

www.standingwomen. org http://www.standingwomen.org

If you think it is appropriate, please send this message on to all of

the women throughout the world who you think might like to join us.

We will be standing for the world's children and grandchildren, and

for the seven generations beyond them. We dream of a world where all

of our children have safe drinking water, clean air to breathe, and

enough food to eat. A world where they have access to a basic

education to develop their minds and healthcare to nurture their

growing bodies. A world where they have a warm, safe, and loving

place to call home. A world where they don't live in fear of violence-

-in their home, in their neighborhood, in their school, or in their

world. This is the world of which we dream. This is the cause for

which we will stand.

If you share this dream, please stand with us for five minutes of

silence at 1 p.m. your local time on May 13, 2007, in your local

park, school yard, gathering place, or any place you deem

appropriate, to signify your agreement with this statement. We ask

you to invite the men and boys who you care about to join you. We ask

that you bring bells to ring at 1 p.m. to signify the beginning of

the five minutes of silence and to ring again to signify the end of

the period of silence. During the silence, please think about what

you individually and we collectively can do to attain this world. If

you need to sit rather than stand, please feel free to do so.

Afterwards, hopefully you and your loved ones can talk together about

how we can bring about this world.

See www.standingwomen. org http://www.standingwomen.org for more
details and to register your

commitment to stand with us.? The website is in 15 languages and

links to a YouTube video. We hope to see a 24 hour wave of women and

men all over the globe standing to save the world.

You know I will sign up for this....anyone in this area want to do it with me?
If any of you witch women out there do it, please let me know.....

Current mood: hopeful

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

5:53PM - Drumming class...

African Drumming Class: Led by Sarah Blum with over 12 years experience. Must bring your own drum - djembe, ashika, etc. You will learn: djembe techniques, hand positions, base, tone, slaps Rhythms in 4/4 and 6/8 time signatures.

Learn how to play, staying in time, playing with others and playing polyrhythms - different rhythms by different people that all go together to form a different sound. We may also do healing with drumming. No prior experience required - you will learn basics plus more so that you can drum in any circle. Drum for fun, for health, for Spirit. Fee: $10.00

It is on April 20th at Kyndred's closet in Auburn from 6-8pm.....

Anyone interested?

X-posted to my private journal and Myspace.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

1:18PM

It was recommended to me if I did not wish to take tylenol for a headache. It is called a "My-grastick" and it is sold in natural stores. It's ingredients are Isopropyl Myristate (rubbing alcohol??) Peppermint oil and lavendar oil. It does say however not to use this product if you are pregnant. The person that recommended it to me was pregnant when she used it. I know aromatherapies are not very good for me right as so many can harm the baby. Anyone know if this is safe? I have a headache that is a pretty bad one and I don't want to take tylenol, but I'm afriad to have gotten mis information about this product.

Thanks!

Current mood: curious

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

9:23AM

The hospital was wrong in their diagnosis. I spent a weekend of hell but now I feel much better. The OB was wonderful and I can't wait for her to deliver my baby. The whole office is great. leenie68 recommended her to me and I'm so glad.

I had "implantation bleeding" which isn't too much cause for concern, but something to watch so she does want to see me in two weeks. Hopefully after that my visits will be less frequent. LOL! I've got a picture of my little peanut *grins* and I'll have another ultrasound in two weeks. I can't wait as in two I'll have a picture that looks a little more like a baby.

I got a lovely card from 2syn and melissanmn today! Thanks so much guys! After the weekend, it was a great cheer. I can't wait to show brazen66.

Thanks to all my friends who sat by me this weekend while I was such a basketcase and to all of you who sent prayers and lit candles for our little family. It meant so much to me.

Also thanks to synisterangel who let me call her in tears on Saturday night asking her so many questions. *hugs to baby Ethan* I was a wreck when I called you. Thanks for pulling me back together, hon.

kinkerbelle's daughter, Al, is making me a stitchery item for the baby. She is so sweet. *hugs*

Current mood: content

Friday, March 2, 2007

10:41PM - x~posted

I went to the hospital last night. I was bleeding some (not much, but enough to get alarmed). I was diagnosed with what is called a "threatened miscarriage". I have a 50% chance of losing my baby.

Now when I first went into the hospital and had the pelvic exam, I was told I was starting to miscarry and nothing could be done. I was losing my baby. I sat there stunned. I had been feeling fine. Why was this happening!?

I sat there and prayed. I didn't ask why this was happening, just prayed for my baby and to let my baby have the strength to stay with me. I then saw the ultrasound tech. She showed me and Ryan our baby. A little grain of rice is what the baby looks like at 5 weeks and 6 days but the heart beat was there and strong. The baby was attached and the bleeding might have been from that. It is cause for concern, but it happens a lot. 20% of all women. So far, I have hope. My baby is strong and the heart beat is good and strong. The baby is beautiful, even at this stage. I still *feel* ok. Good even. I just need more bed rest and to not lift anything. I walked out last night with 50% and when I went in, I had 0% chance of keeping the baby. Prayers do work.

I know this might sound cheesy, but I'm asking anyone who wants to to pray to whatever God or Gods they want and keep my baby in them. Send loving, healing thoughts to the baby and send my baby strength, please.
I have had so many times in my past that my prayers were heard and last night was no exception. I *know* the Goddess answered my prayers and I know she answered Ryan's. So, I'm asking my friends to just keep us in their thoughts and prayers.

I go to see the doctor on Monday and I'm hoping for a better prognosis. Anyway, Thanks to all of you. I have hope. This baby a Sullivan! A strong little warrior already. In that alone, I have hope for this baby.

Current mood: calm

Thursday, February 22, 2007

10:47AM

I've got wonderful news! We're having a baby!!

Current mood: bouncy

Friday, January 26, 2007

12:37PM - I've always liked this chant.

One Spirit
(PJ Seale 2000)

One spirit in the dark,
Like a candle waivers.
Many spirits joined as one,
Burn with the power of the blazing sun.
There is strength in community,
A circle empowering you and me.
The circle binds yet sets us free,
In the Goddess’ name, so mote it be

Current mood: creative

6:06AM - When is the group going to meet??

Hi,
I am really missing everyone and was wondering when we may get together for the woman's group????

Saturday, December 16, 2006

5:38PM - New Year

New Year's Ritual: Sweep, Smudge and Blessing Jar

Sweep your main living area, entryway, or porch, to sweep out the old and allow the new to enter.

Smudge around the room using a sweetgrass or sage smudging bundle (mine also includes lavender) and feather.

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5:29PM - Magical sewing techniques

Magickal Sewing: Assembling the Magick
Choosing Fabric for Magickal Use

Just like stones, colours, incenses, and herbs, different fabrics have different energies. Consider the type of energy flow necessary for the Magickal project you have in mind.
Should the energy flow unobtrusively and smoothly in a continuous motion? Would an assertive energy that rises to a peak, then levels out be better? If you were going to sew a dressy outfit to calm a hyperactive child, for instance, a smooth, silky fabric
might be Most magickally effective. A thick, nubby tweed would more than likely defeat your purpose, because that texture lends itself to activity. Listed here are a few types of fabrics with textural guidelines for magickal workings.

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Current mood: creative

Thursday, October 26, 2006

6:48AM - Samhain chant

HALLOWEEN/Samhain CHANT

This chant can be outdoors around a bonfire or inside around an extra large altar candle.

Fire red, summer's dead,
Yet shall it return.

Clear and bright in the night,
Burn, fire, burn!

Dance the ring, luck to bring,
When the year's a turning.

Chant the rhyme at Hallows time,
When the fire's burning.

Fire glow, vision show
Of the heart's desire,

When the spell's chanted well
Of the witching fire.

Dance the ring, luck to bring,
When the year's a turning.

Chant the rhyme at Hallows time,
When the fire's burning.

Fire spark, when nights are dark,
Makes our winter's mirth.

Red leaves fall, earth takes all,
Brings them to rebirth.

Dance the ring, luck to bring,
When the year's a turning.

Chant the rhyme at Hallows time,
When the fire's burning.

Fire fair, earth and air,
And the heaven's rain,

And blessed be, and so may we,
At Hallows time again.

Dance the ring, luck to bring,
When the year's a turning.

Chant the rhyme at Hallows time,
When the fire's burning.

~Unknown~

Current mood: awake

Friday, October 13, 2006

4:03PM

My roommate and I want to do a ritual this weekend, but we don't know what to do. I need the practice and she does some REALLY good ones. It is usually just her, my hubby and myself. Sometimes her son get involved and some of the boys we babysit but mainly just us three...lol and sometimes just my roommate and I cuz the hubby has fallen asleep...LOL (((love ya hubby)))

We were going to do a name ritual but her and I don't know what our names want to be. I have a good idea but I think I still need time to think of it. So that is a no go. As of right now we just want to do something. Last weekend we did a full moon ritual, which was really cool and spiritual. If anyone has any good ideas shoot me a comment! We also have smudged the house and did a drum circle within the last 3 weeks or so.

Thanks & Love
~Boo

Current mood: busy

Monday, October 9, 2006

9:04PM - Phoenix Rising

Arising from the flames
We are the images of Goddess and God
The echoes of the past follow our dreams
The magick of creation shapes us

"Witch" we are named, but
"evil worshipers" we are blamed

Brothers and Sisters we are
Together we are strong
Together we are proud
Together we are the Phoenix Rising.




*x~posted to personal journal.

Current mood: creative

Thursday, October 5, 2006

3:23PM - I Am

I am strong
I am power
I am a life giver
I am wise
I am beautiful
I am sensuous
I am a warrior
I am the Earth
I am the Moon
I am a sister
I am a mother
I am a daughter
I am comforting
I am a healer
I am a keeper


I AM A WOMAN

Current mood: peaceful

Tuesday, October 3, 2006

3:29PM - Samhain

Celebrate Samhain
Samhain (Sow- wen) is the Irish word for the month of November and is used to name the Pagan Sabbat celebrating the third and final harvest of the season. It is also known as All Souls Day.

Samhain is known as the meat harvest. When those animals that may not survive the harsh winter months would be slaughtered and preserved for winter food.

Samhain is known as the Witches New Year. It is also known as the Celtic New Year. It is a celebration of the last of the light before we head into the dark of winter. At this time of year, the veils between the land of the living and the land of the dead are at their thinnest and those that have gone before us may return to impart their wisdom or to cause mischief. It is a time for divination, remembering and reflection. Ancient Egyptians and Mexicans also observed this day for the remembrance of the dead. The day of the dead is still celebrated in Mexico and parts of the U.S. Known as “Día de los Muertos”, home altars to remember the dead are created. Special breads are made to be eaten in celebration and even small toy skeletons are hidden in the breads for children and adults alike to find.

Death in many cultures is not seen as an end to life, but a continuation of it. Ascension to another reality, a better world, the next incarnation, etc. It is another stepping stone in our evolution and not to be feared.

The dead in many Pagan traditions are honored in a ritual called the “Dumb Supper”. This ritual is called such because the living do not speak during the meal so that they may hear the voices of the dead speak.


An extra place is set for the dead at the table and any foods maybe eaten, but the usual fare I have seen served for this ritual are apple slices, bread, honey and milk or cream. The plate may be picked up and passed around and each participant will put a little food from their own plate onto the plate for the dead, so as to feed the soul of their passed loved ones.

Correspondences for this Sabbat include, but are not limited to:

Foods: turnips, apples, nuts, beef, pork, poultry, gingerbread.

Drinks: Mead, apple cider, mulled cider, mulled wines.

Herbs: Angelica, burdock, catnip, pennyroyal, rosemary, rue, sunflower, sage, thyme, and mugwort.

Flowers: Calendula, chrysanthemum, cosmos, marigold.

Trees: Acacia, apple, cypress, hazel, hemlock, yew.

Incenses and oils: Bay, cedar, clove, copal, eucalyptus, frankincense, mugwort, myrrh, patchouli, peppermint, sage, sandalwood, vetiver, wormwood.

Colors: Black, brown, orange.

Stones: Amber, bloodstone, carnelian, clear quartz, garnet, hematite, jasper, obsidian, pyrite, smoky quartz, and turquoise.

Gods: all Death, Underworld, and aged Gods; Anubis, Arawn, Cernunnos, Hades, Heimdahl, Herne, Kronos, Loki, Nefertum, Odin, Osiris, and Pluto.

Goddesses: all Crone and Underworld Goddesses; Arachne, Aradia, Babd, Cerridwen, Ereshkigal, Eris, The Fates, Fortuna, Freya/Frigg, Hecate, Hel, Inanna, Ishtar, Macha, Morrigan, Nephthys, Nicneven, Persephone, Psyche, Proserpina, and Rhiannon.

Spell/ritual work: astral projection, past life recall, mirror spells, scrying, protection, inner work, transition, transformation. Releasing bad habits and toxic relationships, illness, failure and poverty; everything you do not want to carry into the New Year.

There is much more folklore and history associated with Samhain than I could ever print here.

HAPPY SAMHAIN!! (summer's end)

Sunday, September 24, 2006

4:55PM - Pumplin patch

I will post this again as the date gets closer in case of any changes. I am positive on the date, the 15th, but not so sure about the time.

Looking forward to fun on the farm!

BTW, this is a women's group gathering but significant others (even if it happens to be a male) and children are welcome to come!!!!!

Current mood: cheerful

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

4:38PM - The Purple Ribbon

The purple ribbon for awareness is the color for a couple of different causes, many of which are important to women. Here is the link that explains.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purple_ribbon


Have a beautiful National Religious Tolerance Day.

9:52AM - Purple Ribbon

If you want to swipe this ribbon icon, go ahead. Let your LJ "wear" one too.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

9:50AM - The spiritual feminine to me.

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Monday, September 18, 2006

6:12PM - Okay this is old but our little community is so queit...

And I think it is funny......

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Current mood: amused

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