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Crystals & Colorado Gold

Today I received a gorgeous little bottle of sparkling gold from Colorado, with a little Moose gracing the top.  I purchased this from    sshillbilly   and am 110% happy with the transaction.  The sweet little bottle was well packed and arrived from the U.S.A. all the way to “Down Under” very fast.  I excitedly un-packed the box, noting an extra package, which turned out to be a terrific magnetic Moose chimes for the fridge!  My partner and I love it and immediately put it on our refrigerator.   I said “that’s funny (as in amazing) because I have been really wanting a small set of chimes.”

I placed the gold flakes in the bottle (being watched over by the Moose) next to my lovely crystals and my new “Zen Garden Crystal set”.   The Zen Garden tumbled stones are for “success & abundance” and I was seeking a little bottle of gold to put near it, then I found an item – which would be PERFECT.

Genuine Gold Flakes Colorado Deco Bottle With Moose on Top

It really is a thrill for me to now have this gold bottle because lately I’ve been watching the Documentary series “Prospectors” and love watching the teams prospect by hand for topaz, aquamarine and other crystals in beautiful Colorado.  Also I watch “Klondike Gold” where the teams go to unbelievable heights to get gold.  The gold in this bottle glows.  It is real gold and it’s a good sign to have what you would like more of with your crystals or Meditation objects, and to keep them clear / clean of course, and thus “charged,  and to infuse them with your positive intents.

MOOSE CHIMES

Furthermore, my “inner Animal Totem or Guide” is the  BUFFALO  –  see my other Blog  here .

Now I know that a Buffalo is NOT a Moose, and a Moose is not a Buffalo, however I love Moose or Elk and I respect all animals.  I hope that Moose, in their natural habitats, will be able to stay away from troublesome humans and flourish.

Head over to Rick’s  eBay Store  for a really interesting bargain, if you want, and you won’t be disappointed.  I am carrying around my bottle of gold today – so moving it from my Study to the Lounge room to the Kitchen to Dining area –  because it makes me feel like a million dollars – and the Moose totem makes me feel comfortable.

It “warms the cockles” to be surprised with the thoughtfulness and generosity of a welcome free Gift.   We are all in this one Earth together Folks, let’s appreciate & respect the Earth’s resources, learn from each other, and be nice to each other … altogether in our Lovely World.

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Happy New Year 2017

I have created a New Year’s card using Jib Jab.

As I can’t embed it here, I am posting the Link to it below.

My Happy New Year Jib-Jab Card

Click on the square at the bottom right of the Player to see the Video in Full-screen !

Enjoy if you do, and wishing you a Peaceful, Joyous, and Abundant 2017 and Beyond !

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Adora-belle Bracelets

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Above –   African Turqoise Bracelet from Adora Belle Boutique

azurie_malachite_braceletAbove –   Azurite – Malachite Bracelet from

Adora Belle Boutique

Above are photos of my wonderful new Bracelets.

They were made by a talented Australian, Natasha, who has an eBay Store!

Adora Belle Boutique

Recently I have been quite drawn to gemstones and the mineral world, and attracting some to me, as well as purchasing some items.  Recently, a friend at work gave me some beautiful polished Chakra stones.

African Turqoise is not a real turqoise, but is a teal coloured Jasper.  These bracelets are amazing.  The stones are large and the bracelets comfortable to wear, and look gorgeous.  I feel lucky to have them, and I can say that I felt a nice energy when just looking at these bracelets on the eBay store.  Rest assured that if you purchase a Bracelet or item from Adora Belle Boutique, that you will love it.  I will love wearing my bracelets.

Jacqui from Holistic Harmony provided a wonderful “Crystal Healing Directory” which I attach below, if you would like to look up the healing / beneficial properties of the various crystals / stones.  In my experience, the beautiful amazing gems from our natural world do amplify various energetic aspects of our human bodies, so can benefit us by wearing them, or having them near us!

Crystal Directory

 

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I have just ordered a beautiful pink Rhodocrosite bracelet from an Etsy seller, with a Virgo charm.  You can select a Charm to be affixed to your Bracelet, and it will be sent to you post haste by a lovely seller in Miami, U.S.A.    See  https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/HealingAtlas and what is also great, I think, is that you can choose a bracelet length and get a quote on “shipping” costs to your country, and the postage cost is very reasonable, given the high postage prices from the U.S.   See photos below.

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Well, when I found out that Rhodocrosite is not only the most gorgeous amazing color ( one of my favorites – pink ) but it also helps to heal the heart or the emotions, I thought this is also for me.  So, I have “splashed” out on the pink too –  this beautiful bracelet did not cost me much.

I am the “Gemstone Bracelet Queen”, I think! I love pretty gemstone bracelets and other jewellery. Well, these gemstone bracelets are well worth what I paid for them – in fact they are priceless in terms of the pleasure and benefit they will bring me!


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The Hero With a Thousand Faces – myth in stories

“Life has no meaning. Each of us has meaning and we bring it to life. It is a waste to be asking the question when you are the answer.”

Joseph Campbell

Joseph John Campbell was an American mythologist, writer and lecturer, best known for his work in comparative mythology and comparative religion. His work is vast, covering many aspects of the human experience.

In 1949 Joseph Campbell (1904-1987) made a big splash in the field of mythology with his book The Hero With a Thousand Faces. This book built on the pioneering work of German anthropologist Adolph Bastian (1826-1905), who first proposed the idea that myths from all over the world seem to be built from the same “elementary ideas.”

Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung (1875-1961) named these elementary ideas “archetypes,” which he believed to be the building blocks not only of the unconscious mind, but of a collective unconscious. In other words, Jung believed that everyone in the world is born with the same basic subconscious model of what a “hero” is, or a “mentor” or a “quest,” and that’s why people who don’t even speak the same language can enjoy the same stories.

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Cardinal Grand Cross APRIL 2014 – Pluto, Jupiter, Uranus & Mars

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Cardinal Grand Cross April 2014 – Simone Matthews

Simone Matthews & Kyrona Unity Hope explain the 5 rare celestial alignments in a free Webinar.   These Events are – 

  1. The April 14/15 –  Total Lunar Eclipse  –  click  HERE  for exact times of the Maximum of the Eclipse worldwide

  2. The April 21/22 – 5th Exact Uranus Pluto Square

  3. The April 23/24 – Exact Cardinal Grand Cross Alignment

  4. The April 24/25 – Venus 3rd Gate of Communication

  5. The April 28/28 – Annular Solar Eclipse

Please click on  THIS  link to access the Video online  –

http://www.kyrona.com/thumbsup201404/

Exact Cardinal Grand Cross Alignment =

QUANTUM POTENTIAL

This allows for Metatron’s Cube Frequency or a Double Merkaba body of light which is anchored deeply to each of our 13 centres ( Chakras ) of creation.

OPPOSITION ( 180 degrees ) = OPPORTUNITY TO SHIFT / CHANGE

Opposition means pulled between polarities – tension & friction –  The Planets are directly opposite each other.

 

PLUTO OPPOSITE JUPITER

 PLUTO IN CAPRICORN ( 2008 – 2024 )

Transformation of all Systems – breaking down old systems of Power – of the archaic hierarchy

JUPITER IN CANCER

Expansion – Humanity as “One”.

MARS OPPOSITE URANUS

MARS IN LIBRA ( Retrograde – goes direct 3rd week of May )

Major Volatility, Justice, Truth, Transparency – inner work first

URANUS IN ARIES

Quantum shifts, Revolution, Unify the “I AM” presence, look beyond conformity

 

The Webinar runs for nearly 2 hours but is WELL WORTH watching, not only to find out what the month of APRIL 2014 heralds for humankind, but also to receive a FREQUENCY TRANSMISSION from Kyrona, which will freshen you up and work on you at a superconscious level, to support you personally.

Not only will APRIL have this Grand Cardinal Cross of the Celestial Bodies – “Cardinal” because these Planets will be 13 degrees in the CARDINAL SIGNS of the Zodiac, BUT they will be surrounded by TWO ECLIPSES –

 FULL MOON LUNAR ECLIPSE

ANNULAR SOLAR ECLIPSE

 

This really will be a POWERHOUSE month where SHIFT HAPPENS –   for the better of ALL.

REMEMBER,  IT IS IMPORTANT TO FOCUS ON THE   POSITIVE !!

 Simone Matthews from Universal Life-tools explains very well about the Cardinal Grand Cross at the Link below –  PLEASE READ NOW.

http://www.universallifetools.com/2014/03/cardinal-grand-cross-april-2014/

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JUPITER is the planet of optimism, success, and expansion.  Its energies govern the way in which we “grow”.

PLUTO is the planet of transformation, regeneration, of inner alchemy, death and rebirth. It also shows the way in which we need to grow spiritually.

MARS governs our energy, will, inner motivation or drive, and our sexuality.   Mars urges us on to achieve.

URANUS is associated with innovation, originality, unconventionality, and the quest for freedom.  It guides our unique self-expression, and the ways in which we break with convention. It is through Uranus that we have sudden insights into things and can come to know and understand ourselves better.

 

FOR THE ENERGIES OF THE ZODIAC PLEASE  CLICK   HERE

 

 


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Gong Xi Fa Chai – Happy Chinese New Year

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2016 is the Year of the Red Monkey

Read more  HERE

If you literally translate “Gong Xi Fa Chai”, it means “wishing you enlarge your wealth.” “Gong Xi” means wishing/blessing . “Fa” means to enlarge, and”Chai” ( or Choi ) means wealth.   So a literal translation is that you wish that the person you are bestowing Gong Xi Fa Chai upon, will become very rich

However the phrase is generally used as Happy New Year.

Ang Pow red envelopes are traditionally given by adults to children at Chinese New Year, which is also a time for happy family re-unions and much feasting and merriment.

Ang Pow also known as “red packets”,” “laisee”, “lai see”, “hung bao” or “hong-bao” are considered extremely auspicious to receive as a gift and even more auspicious if they contain money.

Ang_powImage from Wikimedia

They are commonly used for Chinese New Year, weddings, birthdays or any other important event.  The illustrations used on the front of ang pow packets or envelopes bestow blessings and good wishes of longevity, prosperity and great health.  The character for “luck” – in pinyin Chinese pronounced as the word “fu” – is often on the front of the red packets.

The story of ang pow dates back to the Sung Dynasty in China. A village called Chang-Chieu was at the time terrorised by a huge dragon-like demon. No one dared to defeat it, not even warriors or statesmen.

However, a young orphan, armed with a super sabre inherited from his ancestors, fought the evil dragon and eventually destroyed it. The villagers were overjoyed and the elders presented the brave young lad an ang pow filled with money for his courage in saving them.

Since then, the ang pow has become a part of traditional Chinese customs.

Some say that the money contained in an Ang Pow should traditionally be a single note, not multiple notes and never contain coins.    Amounts given in the ang pow may take advantage of the Chinese homophones ( words that are pronounced the same as another words but differs in meaning ). For instance, you can give a favourable amount ending with eight ( ba ), as it sounds like fortune in Chinese, or nine ( jiu ), which sounds like longevity.

This page  HERE  will show you the Chinese pinyin and characters for numbers, and this page  HERE  is excellent for giving you the pronounciations for one syllable Chinese words.

The Chinese New Year begins each year on the second new moon after the winter solstice ( which is on 22 December in the Northern Hemisphere).  The Chinese use a lunar calendar as opposed to our own Gregorian calendar.  The Chinese New Year is also called the Lunar New Year.  The exact new moon time on 31 January 2014 in China’s time zone is at 05:39 a.m.

Celebrated internationally in areas with large populations of ethnic Chinese, Chinese New Year is considered to be a major holiday for the Chinese as well as ethnic groups such as the Mongolians, Koreans, the Miao (Chinese Hmong) and the Vietnamese, who were influenced by Chinese culture in terms of religious and philosophical worldview, language and culture in general.

Festivities to celebrate the Chinese New Year or Spring Festival as it is also known last  fifteen days. The first week is the most important and is most often celebrated with visits to friends and family as well as with greetings of good luck. The celebrations end on the important and colorful Lantern Festival on the evening of the 15th day of the lunar month.

The 15 day Chinese New Year season is celebrated with public holidays in China from January 31 to February 6 in 2014, and with merriment and a lot of good eating.

You can see wonderful examples of the fine eating that Chinese people engage in during the    Chinese New Year Festivities on Pinterest.

To read about the Chinese Zodiac Animals and the Year of the Wood Horse in 2014,  please go to my other Blog,    Fascinating Animals.   My post there dated 31 January 2014 has a giveaway in which you can win a beautiful sheetlet of Chinese Zodiac Animal stamps!

chinese fu symbol for blessings and good luckChinese character for “Fu” meaning Good luck

I find Chinese characters beautiful and there is certain way in which one should write them.

This great page  HERE  will show YOU how to write the above Chinese character for “Good Luck”.

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References

http://gohongkong.about.com/od/chinesenewyear/a/laisee.htm

http://www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/festivals/spring-festival/chinese-zodiac-years-of-2011-to-2020.htm

http://www.ibiblio.org/chinesehistory/contents/08fea/c06s03.htm

http://www.china.org.cn/english/features/Festivals/78322.htm

http://redlotusletter.com/9-ways-to-stimulate-wealth-using-chinese-coins/

http://www.healthcmi.com/Acupuncture/year-of-the-horse

http://www.chards.co.uk/news/royal-mint-launches-2014-lunar-year-horse/#sthash.hWVCtv5F.dpuf

http://www.alleghenycandles.com/feng-shui-coin.html

 


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Star of David Merkaba Stargate – Grand Water Trine starts July 17

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Disclaimer:  If you think esoteric astronomy or astron-ology is nonsense, then don’t read this post.

Otherwise, please read ahead.

Click  HERE   for PART 1 of a 4-PART SERIES  by Carol Ann C’iocco, about the Grand Water Trine on July 17, 2013 and the Star of David on July 29, 2013.  You can read the other 3 parts by clicking  HERE  or navigating to her Newsletter Archives.   During the window between 17 July and 29 July, whenever  a difficult emotion surfaces, trace it back to its originating thought and apply Higher Wisdom to changing that thought.  It follows naturally that the emotion will begin to change.

Go to the article titled Star of David Merkaba Stargate – Additional Tools   in order to find     SPECIFIC TIMES    for the Star of David Stargate.  To convert from USA EST use the link provided by Carol Ann in the “Additional Tools” article.

It will also give a link to a website of an artist whom has fantastic images of Sacred Geometry forms which you can use to meditate upon on 29 July 2013.

For more information about Sacred Geometry and the “Flower of Life”, please go to  THIS   link.  Basically, everything is a recurring theme of light and consciousness.  The Flower of Life pattern gives rise to Metatron’s Cube and to the five Platonic solids, which are the building blocks or structural framework for all atoms that make up Life and non-living matter.

On 29 July 2013 the Grand Water Trine and the Grand Earth Trine will metamorphose into a “Star of David ” Star Tetrahedron – a sacred building block of all Life on earth.  The Star Tetrahedron will morph into the Merkaba, a personalized 4-dimensional Light Body.  In other words, if you tap into the mystical Merkaba or Star Tetrahedron energies, you can activate your own 4th dimensional Light Body, which can be used to transport yourself to dimensions beyound this reality.


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Australia best place to see tomorrow’s Annular Solar Eclipse

The north of Western Australia will be the prime spot to witness the majesty of the May 9th / May 10th Annular Solar Eclipse of 2013 !!   I have been to the “North” to Collier Range National Park, and it is beautiful, and I can only imagine what it will be like there at sun-rise tomorrow!  However, as I live in a suburb of Perth, the capital city of Western Australia, hundreds of miles away from Collier Range, instead I will be up at 6.53am tomorrow Friday, to witness what I can of the Eclipse.

See this page  HERE  for viewing times around Australia.   My last post gives links to good information about this powerful Eclipse.   I am also duplicating Carol Ann C’iocco’s newsletter of today here, as it contains very intriguing and important information.   Past newsletters of Carol Ann can be found  here,   and I recommend you sign up to receive her Newsletters directly to your In Box.
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Tri-eclipses: Annular Solar Eclipse – Red Centre (Australia) Ring of Fire

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May 4, 2013  – a message from Carol Ann C’iocco

Hi everyone, as you know from my last newsletter (http://ow.ly/kvztG) we are in the middle of a Tri-eclipse portal which spans April 25 – May 25, 2013. The bookend eclipses are minor lunar eclipses which serve as subtle doorways in and out of the portal.  But the central eclipse – coming up this Thursday and Friday May 9 and 10 – is an Annular Solar Eclipse and is very powerful both in its visual quality and its effects.   A “Ring of Fire Eclipse” occurs when the new moon passes between Earth and sun and blocks most, but not all, of the sun’s disc.

2013 Apr 25: Partial Lunar Eclipse

2013 May 10: Annular Solar Eclipse

2013 May 25: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

2013 Oct 18: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

2013 Nov 03: Hybrid Solar Eclipse

The dates above are taken from the NASA website. 

Please see more information at NASA’s link   HERE.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, GO TO   THIS   PAGE OF CAROL ANN C”IOCCO PLEASE.  HER PAGE WILL TELL YOU WHERE YOU CAN SEE THE ECLIPSES.

FOR ARCHIVED NEWSLETTER GO TO   THIS   PAGE OF THE WEBSITE

AND SIGN UP FOR NEWSLETTERS TO ARRIVE STRAIGHT TO YOUR IN BOX TOO

Also,    Elizabeth Peru   has excellent information about the tri-eclipse period.   Go to her newsletter page for information, and sign up to receive Newsletters.


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Happy Easter Everyone

Easter bunny and tulips

May Easter be a time of remembering your blessings and rewarding yourself for good deeds with a sweet treat.  You can read about how the Bunny and Eggs became a part of the Christian tradition of Easter at   this    post of my blog, Fascinating Animals, if you like.

Easter is a time of resurrection.  At this time of renewal, let’s honour our lovely world and treat others as we would have them treat us!

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Games and Imagination Keep us Alive

I have a Theory:   Games and Imagination keep us alive

and give us deep meaning

 

Family Feud (or Family Fortune), Blankety Blanks, Name that Tune, Letters and Numbers, Sale of the Century, Who wants to Be a Millionaire, the list goes on …

And of course it’s not only television shows that fire our creativity and intellect, our curiosity and our sense of competitive fun and wonder, and sometimes awe.
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The Royal Wedding Cake – and Flower Symbols

Now I am not a royalist or anything else in particular, but I do love cake, biscuits and ice-cream. If you don’t like the Royals or the idea of the monarchy, then don’t read this post. However, speaking for myself, I was eager to see William and Kate’s wedding cake and here it is “all rights reserved by the British Monarchy.” Go to the Flickr album below to see the cake in all its facets. Interestingly, it has 17 different flower designs symbolic of various things as can be seen at the following list.

The “Lunchtime Reception” page of the official website (link below) lists the lunch menu for the 650 guests and the happy newly married couple. I am sure Diana would have been around in spirit. I wonder how I can get a piece of that cake? Can I please have my cake, and eat it too?

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