Friday, December 10, 2010

Merry meet :)))

I am working really hard at getting organized :)) Never enough hours in my day.  With Christmas coming things are even more busy right now.  I took a step the other day to try to help me with this. :) I got a desktop calender that sits on my computer.  I have been putting everything into that, reminders of things I need to do, appointments, goals, and of course events of things going on at the Mists that I wish to attend.  It is already making a big difference.  I spend a whole lot of time at my computer so it just makes perfect sense. 

I got view access for the new First Degree lessons.  I started browsing those this morning and I can't wait to get some more free time to read through them.  :)))) The topics all look great and the new format of the lessons is beautiful! :)))) They are done in such a way that it's relaxing just to bring up the page lol :))))

I'm also working on my first lesson of the Second degree.  It's coming along ;) :))))))) So many things I want to look into and not enough hours in the day. lol :))))) Learning to heal with gemstones is something I've been slowly exploring for awhile.  Now I'm taking a whole lot in at once.  I definitely see this lesson taking me a few weeks as I have so much that I wish to look into.

About a week ago I picked myself up a leather bound journal as well.  It is a Book of Shadows of sorts.  Mainly I got it for things I wish to remember.  I don't have the time I wish to put things into a Book of Shadows properly.  I'm a bit of a perfectionist lol :) So I want lots of time to make things look pretty in that and so forth. So for now I found this beautiful journal with the Tree of Life on the front of it and have started writing bits down in there.  Funny it was the only one like that at Staples when I went.  I actually went there again the other night looking for one for a friend and I couldn't find one, when I asked someone they had no clue what I meant.  Odd.... lol :) Will take it as it was meant to be. :)

When I get some free time at night I've also been reading my book the Mysts of Avalon.  I am absolutely loving it! There are so many things that I identify with in it at times I feel as if parts were written for me! lol :)))))  I find when I can make things quiet and get a chance to read it whisks me away to this most relaxing place.  I absolutely love it.  

My daughter is attending her first sleepover this weekend.  I am trying to relax and give her the room she needs to grow up. *sniff* She's seven now and I tell you it's like she has turned into a teenager overnight.  The time is going by soooo fast.  I wish I could just freeze time for a little while as I know both of my little ones will be grown much too soon. 

Love and Blessings to all of you. :)

Jasmeine Moonsong


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Healing Crystals and Gemstones: From Amethyst to ZirconMerry Meet :)

I received access to my Second Degree lessons at Sacred Mists tonight. :)) I'm quite excited.  Of course I signed in and started reading right away.  It's like getting a present. lol :)  First lesson is on Crystals and gemstones.  I've read through the lesson and am getting down to working with each of the stones mentioned in the lesson.  It's an area that I want to get a better working knowledge of.  My ambition on my path is to become a better healer.  Crystals and Gemstones are known to have properties that will assist in healing both the mind and body.

I actually have a book that I picked up on sale at Barnes and Noble over the summer as well. :) Healing Crystals and Gemstones From Amethst to Zircon.  Gotta love the way a new book smells when you first open it.  I've spent a little time with it tonight and am looking forward to working with it with the lesson over the next couple of weeks.  The book goes into detailed descriptions of each of the stones and has pictures of them as well which is really helpful. What I really love about this book though is the section in the back called "A Home Pharmacy of Crystals and Gemstones"  This section is really helpful in listing a lot of common issues and how to treat them with stones.  Something I will likely copy into my Book of Shadows for future use.   I will give you a couple of examples below. :)

"Anxiety - Malachite, rhodonite and turquiose should be worn. Place tournaline on the heart chakra. For free-floating anxiety a necklace of aventurine is recommended.  For anxieties related to a specific situation, job interviews for example, pyrite can be carried as a touch stone.

Depression - A chain with tourmaline should be worn.  Tourmaline is especially helpful for those going through a change of life.  Amazonite should be placed on the heart chakra or worn as an amulet.  Lapis lazulli has long been recognized as protectiong against depression of all kinds; it has a calming influence when the soul cries out for help.  Kunzite, tiger's eye and turquoise (good-size pieces) can be carried as touchstones.

Headache - Excellent results can be obtained by wearing a chain of amber.  This even works for migraines.  Other stones that alleviate headache include amazonite, amethyst, falcon's eye, lapis lazulli, pearl, rose quartz, emerald and tiger's eye.

Inspiration, lack of; writer's block - Blue topaz and sodalite help with a failure of creativity.  These stones stimulate fantasy and new ideas.

Irritibility - Gold topaz helps lesson irritability in one's da to da life and counters the tendency to get worked up about small things.

Muscle Ailments - For muscular weakness: rose quartz and black tourmaline.  For inflammation: amber or obsidian should be taped to the painful area.

Nervous disorders - Nervousness: citrine, pyrite, sapphire, all kinds of topaz, moss agate and moss opal, lolite is good when used as a touch-stone.  For inflammation: wear a chain made from amber alternating with tourmaline.  Sodalite can be used as a touchstone.

Nightmares - These can often be prevented by wearing heliotrope to bed.  Chalcedony is also effective in combatting anxiety-filled dreams. Or you can place an uncut piec of rose quartz next to your bed.  This should be discharged once a week under running water.

Pain - Aventurine, dioptase and kunzite relieve pain. Rose quartz is good for those who suffer from headaches and sore eyes after working at a computer for long periods of time.  "


These are just a few of the many found in the back of the book. :)))) Hope you enjoy.

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Officially a Pristess of the Mists :)

Merry Meet :)))))

I've received word that I officially passed my First Degree exam with Sacred Mists. :))) Something I am quite proud of for sure.  Nothing was more satisfying then receiving that confirmation email and changing my signature tag at the Mists to read Priestess of the Mists. :))))  I am currently awaiting access to begin working on my second degree with them as I intend to continue on with my studies.

The day after I received my email I had an unplanned celebration. I went for a drive with the family and wound up going to Salem! :) It felt soooo good to be back there.  I've not been there in years and it was the first time I was able to go since choosing to follow the path officially.  It was unplanned and I only had a few hours so we didn't have an agenda of any sorts.  Once getting into town we were sort of lost but found the most perfect parking right in front of the Derby Wharf.  We actually spent a few hours right there! lol :) I felt right at home.  Even though it was freezing I walked with the kids down to the lighthouse at the end of the pier.  We went down a boat ramp on the side of the pier and spent a lot of time on the little beach there under the original pier collecting seashells and seaglass and bits of broken pottery.  The wooden boards of the old pier underneath provided shelter from the wind that day.  It's impossible to describe how at peace I was there.  :))))  I can't wait to go back though.

Of course no trip to Salem would be complete without a visit to one of the many Witch shops there.  I couldn't believe how many there were right on the block next to the pier! If you could have seen my face when I rounded the corner and saw Laurie Cabot's shop, The Official Witch Shop of Salem, it would have made you smile.  I couldn't believe the luck I had that day! I could not have planned it out better if I had tried.  I went into several of the shops.  It was just the perfect way to celebrate my degree. 

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Final Exam to Become a Priestess with Sacred Mists Submitted! :))))))

Merry Meet :)))

So it has taken me a little bit to finish my final exam for my Priestess Degree.  It can be a bit of a challenge to find quiet free time with 2 little ones running about.  However it was about more then that as well.  I took longer then the year and a day allowed for the first degree.  There were lessons that I wound up spending additional time with to ensure that I was completely comfortable with the material as well as the lessons that I was learning about myself.

I actually think a huge part of the learning with my degree lay within one of the four prices of freedom that we believe.  The fourth one states "4.  A willingness to face the most frightening of all beings, one’s own self:  No one is perfect.  To be able to see the world clearly we must be willing to see ourselves clearly.  To acknowledge where our darkness lies and acknowledge what makes us who we are."  In order for me to be able to submit my final exam I had to come to terms with this first.  It has been a long journey but I am there. :) I will continue to work on this and everything else as well. 

As I was finishing my final exam, we had to submit three 500 word essays of Sabbats that we had attended.  Funny enough the main essay I was looking for, the essay for my first Sabbat, Samhain in 2008 was missing.  Whyyyyyyy, I have no idea.  So I was presented with two options, either write it on the Samhain I just attended or choose to write it on that one.  I remember that Sabbat, my first one as clear as it was yesterday, so I chose to do that.  I thought it would be fitting to share the essay for that Sabbat here. ;) You'll see why once you read it. :))))) And with this I finish my final exam!!!


Whooooooooooo hooooooooooo! *does the happy dance* lol :))))



Samhain 2008

Samhain 2008 was the first Sabbat that I had ever attended, and it is one that I will never forget.  It’s funny I looked everywhere for the essay that I wrote for this Sabbat and it has gone missing.  I do believe everything happens for a reason though and I find it rather fitting that I write an essay about this ritual for my final exam. J

I remember sitting down to my computer a pure bundle of nerves not knowing what to expect and knowing that my Wiccan future in essence depended on how comfortable I felt during this Sabbat.   I was hoping I would be as comfortable during the ritual as I had been made to feel in my new home at the Mists and that hope was not only met but solidified my Wiccan path. 

Triple Sidh wrote the meditation for that night and it was my first experience with a guided meditation as well.  I had made sure that everything was prepared to have the house nice and quiet and I relaxed watching the meditation unfold in front of me.  She started us out at a dead end street just before sunset.  She began to describe childhood memories of trick or treating and I instantly relaxed with the images of  jack-o-lanterns and black cats from my past.   She then began leading us into the forest in front of us.  “You know that tonight, this is the place that you need to be” she said.  How true those word would ring for me as I look back upon this Sabbat today.  She started our walk through the woods and stopped under a large Oak tree. 

“When you reach the Oak, you feel a presence. This presence is very familiar to you and you feel at peace. This is what you have been waiting for.”  At this moment tears just started to stream from my eyes as they are right now remembering this moment.  My grandfather was there.  Crystal clear. Standing in front of me.  I could see him, I could feel him, I felt his strong embrace and just basked in the knowledge and pure overwhelming emotion of his pillar of strength in front of me.  A door had been swung open for me.  I had not seen my grandfather since the day he took his last breath and I told him how much I loved him in the hospital. 

What an amazing gift.  One of the most emotional moments of my life as I realized that even though someone had left the physical realm they were still accessible.  My entire life I had been in fear of death and had been searching for answers, confirmation that yes indeed life went on and here he was standing in front of me.  I can still feel him around me to this day and am quite happy to have him help to guide me.  It also opened the door for me to be able to feel others who have crossed. 

That night, that moment,  changed my life in so many ways.   So yes I find it a little ironic that my essay I’m quite sure I wrote has gone missing and I was to rewrite it for you today.  As write the final sentence for my final degree I think it’s quite symbolic that it is of the moment that solidified my journey on my Wiccan path.
 




Monday, November 15, 2010

To Be A Witch

Merry Meet :)

I'm working on my final exam for my Priestess degree and going back through all my lessons. This was in one of them and I wanted to share it. :))

To Be A Witch  - Anonymous

To be a witch is to love and be loved.
To be a witch is to know everything, and nothing at all.
To be a witch is to change the world around you and yourself.
To be a witch is to share and give, while receiving all the while.
To be a witch is to dance and sing, and hold hands with the universe.
To be a witch is to honor the gods, and yourself.
To be a witch it to BE magick, not just perform it.
To be a witch is to be honorable, or nothing at all.
To be a witch is to accept others who are not.
To be a witch is to know what you feel is right and good.
To be a witch is to harm none.
To be a witch is to know the ways of the old.
To be a witch is to see beyond the barriers.
To be a witch is to follow the moon.
To be a witch is to be one with the gods.
To be a witch is to study and to learn.
To be a witch is to be the teacher and the student.
To be a witch is to acknowledge the truth.
To be a witch is to live with the Earth, not just in it.
To be a witch is to be truly free!

Staying Grounded During the Holidays

Merry Meet :)

As some of you may know, I am a facilitator for the Empath class and support area at Sacred Mists.  One of my sisters from the Mists shared this article and I thought it was wonderful and wanted to share it here. ;) As empaths Christmas time can definitely be a tough time of year.  Hopefully this article may help some of you a bit. :) 
Staying Grounded During the Holidays
This can sometimes be a challenging time of the year for empaths and those with sensitive nervous systems. The holiday hustle and bustle can sometimes conspire against the creation of tranquility and peace. Finding peace and quiet is an especially intentional act this time of year. And in order to remain centered and peaceful when others are not, we must be grounded.

One of the biggest myths is that we can turn our sensitivity off. Attempting to do so results in chakras closing, losing touch with our body, and becoming ungrounded. And when we are not grounded, we pick up extra psychic and astral "debris" that clogs our energy field.

The good news is that we can choose to remain energetically open and therefore vibrant if we are grounded.

Here are some simple tips to remain grounded and move through this season with fluidity:

1) Before holiday activities, psychically connect yourself with the energy of the Earth. An easy way to do this is to breathe Earth energy into your bellybutton for 10-12 seconds on the inhale. Use your creativity and imagination to make this process vibrant, imagining Earth energy as having color, sound, and even a smell. Then, on the exhale, breathe slowly for 10-12 seconds and imagine that you are letting go of anything that doesn't serve your highest good. Use this consciously during stressful moments or social interactions.

2) Another good way to ground is to simply place your consciousness in your feet. With each slow step you take, simply feeling the movement and placement of the feet will automatically ground you.

3) Moving your body in some form of physical exercise is crucial for empaths & highly sensitive people, especially during the winter months. Doing so will create additional energy reserves that tend to get depleted when the sun isn't there as much to replenish them. (Did you know that exposure to the Sun cleans your energy field? When we don't experience as much sun, we can get clogged with stray energy "debris").

4) Clean your house. Making your living area an orderly place of "sacred space" will inevitably create more order and sacred space inside your mind and in your life. So get the vaccuum and you might be surprised how much better you feel.

5) HUM! This simple act of chanting, toning, or humming will clear your throat chakra. Try it right now for 20-30 seconds. It helps, right? When the throat chakra is cleared and open, it helps all the other chakras, and your entire body and mind, as well!

By Dr. Michael R. Smith


In addition, I have a few suggestions that may help as well. :)

 - Do as much shopping as you can online, or do your best to go during "off-peak" times.  We all know how overwhelming it can be just to go into a store.  Try to avoid the Christmas time crowds as much as you can.

 - Tis the season for aromatherapy! :))) There are sooo many wonderful scents that go along with Yule.  Take advantage of having a real tree in your house if you can.  Having a little bit of the outdoors in your living room will help. ;) Bake some holiday cookies! :)

 - Decorate your house for Yule.  Sometimes the simplest things can help.  Seeing holiday items that you love around you, stringing some lights to add a twinkle to your evenings and days for that matter. :) Give it a try!

 - He emphasized to stay physical during this time of year.  I can't emphasize enough how far a little bit of fresh air can go.  Take a step outside in the moonlight at night and look up at the moon and the twinkling stars.  Even if it's just for a minute. Take a deep breath and tell yourself how strong you are. 

- Music is another thing to help during this season.  Find a nice station that will help set a relaxing mood.  I listen to the Winter Solstice channel on AOL radio.  It's funny how quickly just putting on that station will calm my 3 year old son down as well. 

Would love to hear any other suggestions you have for how to help handle the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. :)))

Love and Blessings to all of you. 




Thursday, November 11, 2010

Response To A Comment on Love :)

Merry Meet :))

A few days ago I wrote a post called Life Lesson - Love.  In a nutshell I wrote that I believed that my life "quest" if you will was to learn to love properly.  I also thought I am probably not alone in this quest.  To that post I received this well thought out response that I've quite honestly been reading for days trying to come up with a educated witty response to.  It was written by someone who I am proud to have said was a best friend to me in my life.  Someone with a true heart who has clearly accomplished the lesson that I have set out to learn. ;) She is also one heck of a write.  So while I am unable to come up with a perfect response I am hoping this will do ;)  Her comment I thought was well worth sharing with everyone as she says it better then I ever could.  I would like to say I agree :))))) and thank you Shannon. :)))))) Huge Hugs.    Here is her response:

"Interesting post. It's inspired a lot of thoughts from me because I'm not really sure I agree with you. LOL

Why I say this is, I think you're setting yourself up for an impossible task. To define, comprehend and categorize each different love, its levels and which is appropriate for each relationship in your life - seems daunting. I'm not sure there's a soul on this planet who can do that. Or should.

I know, for a fact, you know how to love. You see with your heart, you are incredibly empathetic. You have children.

Those three qualities show, beyond a shawdow of a doubt, that you know how to love. Love fully. Love unconditionally. Love from the inside out.

I think you touched on the thing that probably truly holds you back. I think I've said this to you before, so it may sound familiar.

As you said, you need to learn how to love yourself. You need to embrace your "imperfection", forgive your peccadilloes and understand your idiosyncrasies.

I believe you need to be able to remove everyone else from your life and find contentment. Better yet - bone fide happiness. You need to be able to look at yourself - from the inside out - and truly believe you are the best you can be. Love yourself.

Until then, I think it's damn near impossible to allow someone else to love you. REALLY love you. Because until you sincerely believe in self worth - you'll spend your whole life trying to please other people or fit into these pre-defined roles that our ideological society has created.

When I say "You need" - it's general terms. more like "One needs..." I believe this applies to everyone.

In short, I could be way off base. You could disagree entirely. But from what I know about you - the last thing you "need" to do is learn to love. You've got that in folds. Stop looking for whats missing and you'll be able to see all the great that already exists. Once you do that, these dark clouds of uncertainty will disperse, leave you weightless and provide clarity.

Life will never be perfect. It'll likely never make sense either. But to me? That's the beauty of it =)"


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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Midnight Garden :)


Got creative again tonight :)))

Winter Solstice Music

 


Merry Meet :))))

So I have found myself getting in the mood for Yule a bit early this year. :) It started yesterday when my Mom told me she had started playing Christmas music in the house.  She always started this right after Halloween.  I just took down all the Samhain decorations the other day. :))  After getting off the phone with her I decided to put on some Christmas tunes as well.  Next thing I knew I was stringing the multi-color lights across my kitchen.  It's amazing how much music and some lights can alter ones mood.  :)))

In any event some of you know I'm a bit fan of the New Age channels on AOL Radio.  So I got to browsing them this morning to find a Christmas one to put on and I found a Winter Solstice one :)))))) I'm soooo excited.  I've had it on a little while now and sooooooo relaxing. :)  AOL radio is free so for any of you that may be in the mood here is a link you can grab it from. http://www.aolradioblog.com/2009/12/21/winter-solstice-station-spotlight/

If anyone else knows of some places for Winter Solstice or Yule music I'd love to know. :)))

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Monday, November 8, 2010

History Channel Reveals "The Real Story of Christmas"

Merry Meet :))

So I try to keep an open mind when I read the news, and have lots of patience for things that the media loves to misrepresent.  I was a bit irritated when I read this excerpt tonight,

"What better way to gain a better appreciation for the true spirit of Christmas than by learning a little bit more about the holiday’s roots? Later this month, History has a special set to run called The Real Story of Christmas.
The hour-long special will entertain and educate us on some of the customs we’ve come to hold so dear… like a bit of rowdy, rock-throwing caroling! 
Check out History’s description for the special below. It actually sounds pretty interesting.

“As THE REAL STORY OF CHRISTMAS shows, many of our seemingly innocent customs evolved from strange, surprising or even disturbing beginnings. With its roots in the Pagan celebration of the winter solstice, early Christmas was both a day of prayer and festival of drunken revelry. Rowdy medieval carolers begged for food and drink, threatening to throw rocks through the window of those who refuse. Christmas was actually banned for years in America during the 16th and 17th centuries. And the Santa of old world legend was accompanied not by elves but by a devil named Krampus who beat and kidnapped naughty children.”

I am getting use to the pagans and wiccans, our history and culture being misrepresented in the media by those who don't take the time to research or understand.   I was really really disappointed when I read this as it is being featured on the History Channel.  Ok, yes I'm a bit of a nerd :)) I absolutely love the History Chanel and Discovery Chanel.  I was excited when I first read it was being done by them, thinking it would be a nice documentary about the origins of Christmas and the fact that it was celebrated as Yule in Europe well before anyone had even heard of Christianity.   I was floored to say the least of the description above.  I would have expected better from the History Channel. Maybe it is just a tactic to get more people to watch? I'm not sure. I,  for one am disappointed. 

You can see the original article in it's entirety here:  http://www.cinemablend.com/television/History-Reveals-Real-Story-Christmas-28050.html

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Life Lesson - Love

Merry Meet :)

So I've been doing a lot of soul searching lately.  It has actually crossed my mind several times that in order to finish this final exam for my Priestess degree not only am I getting the written version but the life version as well as the things being thrown at me the past few weeks have been unreal and made me question pretty much my entire life.  Somehow I know that when I sort it all out I will be much stronger for it though.  A similar thing happened to me when I received my initial Reiki attunement but this time it seems much stronger.

It is my belief that we all come back here to learn a lesson in life before we go back to the other side.  For the past few years I've been actively wondering what mine was.  Was it to learn how to be a better healer, learn to work as a medium perhaps, maybe I'm to be a guide for others to help them find their way.  I've meditated on it, asked my guides for answers and pondered it endlessly.  But never so much as I have in the past few weeks.  Since receiving my final written exam to become a Priestess it's been thrown in front of my face nonstop.  Ok you can tell me now, is this suppose to happen? *looks around* :))) lol  Part of my exam yes? lol :))

In any event I do believe I have my answer for why I'm here and what I'm to learn and the fact of the matter is it's so simplistic it's beyond complex.  If you can follow that.  I need to learn how to love.  Scary thought eh? Something that is suppose to be so natural so simple, has been anything but for me in this life.  Funny too I don't believe I'm alone in this life quest. 

As an empath I feel so many emotions from people, animals, surrounding etc so how can it be that I have one of the most important emotions in life so muddled up.  There are so many different levels and types of love out there if you get right down to it, it can make your head spin trying to define them all. I know if I could work it out properly I would relax and be a much better person as well.

Not only do you need to know all the different types of love but you need to know how to handle each one appropriately.  Sometimes I wish I had a crystal ball that could give me all the answers in how to handle each relationship, but I rely on my intuition working to sort out how to be in each relationship.  I do know one thing that I feel as if I am still walking alone.  I am still learning to love self so that I may love others the way I should.  I was told that you can't have that perfect lifelong match with another person until you can learn to effectively love yourself.  I know I have come a long way but I still have so much farther to go on my journey. 

I need to learn how to love..........

Love and Blessings ;)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

"Grow Old Along With Me, The Best Is Yet To Be"

Merry Meet,

It was another beautiful day outside today.  The cool crisp air met me as soon as I awoke this morning, but by 10:00 the air was getting considerably warmer.  I'm trying to be outside as much as possible in what I know are the last warm days around here. 

My littlest one is an outdoor man as well.  One of my favorite past times is just following him about to see where he leads me. This afternoon I decided to venture out a bit and drove us to an older garden in my town that I honestly have never been to.

It was a bit of a reality check of the changing seasons when I got in there and most of the flowers were beginning their slumber for winter.  All that remained were a few in the bright autumn colors.  Nonetheless I had a wonderful time following my son up and down the cobblestone paths covered with leaves and watching him hide among the bushes and jump out at me yelling peek-a-boo.  Days that as a mom I will cherish forever.

He led me out into a huge meadow where there was a significantly large tree surrounded by a cement circle on the ground.  Engraved in the circle was the year 1939.  My son had a blast running about the circle that had to be about 20 foot across.  I am very curious as to what this circle was used for with the lone tree in the center of it.  I sat under the tree for a bit watching him run circles about me.  Then he started to venture back through the field to the gardens.  We stayed for a bit over an hour.

On our way back he was running down one of the paths and stopped at a sundial up ahead of me.  When I caught up to him he was running his hands over it in a bit of awe.  It was my turn to be awestruck when I read the quote, "Grow Old Along With Me, The Best Is Yet To Be".  I cannot help but think it is a message.  Cole smiled up at me as I read it.  We stayed for a few minutes then I chased after him as he ran towards the car ready to leave.  It was a wonderful way to end our exploring today. :))

Love and Blessings,


Jasmeine Moonsong

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Witch Child

Witch ChildMerry Meet :)

We had an absolutely gorgeous Columbus Day weekend out here in Massachusetts.  Truly could not ask for better.  The skies were the bluest of blue, and the turning leaves lit up the sky with these amazing golden hues.  Out here Columbus Day weekend is a huge weekend for Tag Sales, or garage sales as some on the west coast would call them :)  My neighbors were having one and invited us to join them.


We dragged over some things that we wanted to sell, baby clothes, crib, etc and started setting things up.  Fairly quickly after I had gotten there I noticed this book lying on top of the others in a stack of things that use to belong to the girl next door's mom.  The image of the girl gave me chills the moment I saw it. I immediately picked it up.  Of course lol :))) The book is Witch Child, by Celia Rees.


Being a beautiful day out, I spread out a blanket on the ground and curled up under the tree with this book.  I've been reading it every day since.  I have just a little bit left to go but what an amazing book!


It starts out in England in the year 1659.  Mary Newbury journals her experiences as a girl living in a time and place where witches were not accepted.  She witnessed the hanging of her grandmother firsthand.  Her mother, whom has not been with her most of her life, rescued her from being hung herself, and put her on a boat to Massachusetts.  They first settled in Salem when they arrived here. It's just an amazing story that I definitely intend to finish.  Quite possibly tonight lol :) But I was compelled to share in case some of you out there are looking for a good read ;) Weather is getting cooler now. Well, in New England it is ;) If you get the chance to I definitely would recommend giving this one a read.



"During the witch hunts of the mid-1600s, many young Englishwomen died on the gallows, innocent victims of false or hysterical accusations of witchcraft. But what of those women who actually claimed the name "witch" as their own? In the pages of her secret journal, Mary Nuttall reveals what it is like to live in a climate of mistrust and piety in which differences are dangerous and rumors can kill, where she must hide her heritage as a healer and pagan. With a sure hand, she describes her beloved grandmother's trial and hanging as a witch, her own rescue by a mysterious noblewoman, and her eventual passage to the New World and the forest settlement of Beulah. There Mary falls under a curtain of suspicion when she willingly chooses to explore the dark woods shunned by the fearful colonists and makes friends with some of the spiritual native people. When several girls in the community begin to shriek and swoon, and the same minister who damned Mary's grandmother comes to search for signs of witchcraft, Mary is subjected to close and deadly scrutiny." - Amazon Review


Enjoy :)


Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Monday, October 11, 2010

50 Best Blogs for Wiccans

Merry Meet everyone :))

I came across a list this morning that I had a lot of fun with.  For those of you who use a blog reader or enjoy reading different blogs I thought you may appreciate this. ;)  The list is the 50 Best Blogs for Wiccans.  I was quite proud to see both the blog for Sacred Mists, Within the Sacred Mists, and my fellow sister of the Mist, Rowan Pendragon's Blog, One Witch's Way.

You can see the entire list here:  50 Best Blogs for Wiccans  

Enjoy!

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Final Lesson Submitted for My First Degree with Sacred Mists

Merry Meet :))))

Today I am submitting my final lesson for my first degree.  It took me a week longer then I wanted it to but I am actually shaking right now as I am submitting it :))))  In this lesson I explored the various traditions of Wicca which I loved taking a closer look at.  It seemed to help put things into perspective for me and also helped me to understand why I am drawn to things I am drawn to.  One of the questions was to which traditions are you drawn to and why.  I thought it appropriate to share my answer here. :)

I love the fact that Sacred Mists is ecletic and encourages us to learn about different religions and the different traditions.  I definitely lean towards the Celtic tradition although until today I didn’t make the connection of why. J  I am very in tune with nature and the fact that the Celtic tradition has so much emphasis on healing, magical properties of trees, plants, flowers, the elements and the fae is very comfortable to me.  I have always been drawn to Celtic items, music, and folklore as well as Wicca though until recently haven’t quite understood why.  Interesting to note that I recently had a past life regression done with a psychic in my area and one of the “lives” that came out was in Ireland I was a coven leader and a healer. J  Could see it perfectly and it was absolutely beautiful where I lived.  I also am drawn to Shamanism but this is an area I need to continue to explore.  I have worked with some Shamanistic meditations to find animal guides and I loved them.  I also like that they encourage each member to become their own leader.  I also like the philosophy and the freedom within the Alexandrian tradition that “if it works use it”.  I have found on my path that if I relax and meditate I seem to know what to do and what methods work best for me.  So I love the freedom within the Mists to develop my own path.

It took me a little bit to write the 1,000 word essay on what it means to me to be a Priestess of the Sacred Mists.  Although I must say it seemed to flow with me.  I was quite comfortable writing it although I am nervous submitting it.  I am going to put that here as well as I wish to have it as part of my journal. :))))

I am extremely proud to be a dedicant of Sacred Mists and soon be a Priestess of Sacred Mists.  It is a journey that has taken me a bit over two years to complete.  During this time I was able to explore the different wiccan traditions and discover where I personally fit in. I am constantly learning more and growing on my personal path.  From the time I was little I have always had the desire to help others.  Being a Priestess with the Mists will only help me to fulfill what I feel is part of my reason for being here this life. 

I currently teach the Empath extension class and support thread.  The sense of fulfillment I get from being able to help my fellow sisters and brothers of the Mists is amazing.  Each day I wake up and I am blessed with a gift of love light strength and confidence that I love to help pass on.  For with each person that I am able to help, my hope is that they will go on to help others as well.  The world can indeed be a very tough place to be but I firmly believe that with each person a difference can be made.  I do honestly believe that there are people here that are meant to bring “light” and hope to others in their times of need.  Each time I am able to help guide someone it lifts me up as well.  As a Priestess of the Mists I will be able to help more in guiding those who are members of the Mists and those outside the Mists.

One of the responsibilities of a Priestess of the Mists would be to grow within the craft.  My entire life I have always been drawn to Wicca but was discouraged from following my heart.  Two years ago I took a vow with myself, my guides, the Goddess and the Mists to learn all I could and find my own personal path.  Since starting this journey I have experienced tremendous growth in my personal self.  I can’t imagine not being a member.  I love to learn and exploring all the different areas of the craft is something that I absolutely enjoy.  I also love the ability to be able to help people with the knowledge that I am gaining.  It has already made a difference in several people around me.  I am able to teach people and help them because of the time I have spent studying and learning.  A specific example of this was the ability to show my family what Wicca is about.  That it is not “evil” as they previously thought and how well it actually suits our family lifestyle and how I was raised.  I love that they are able to come to me now for assistance and accept and support me wholeheartedly.  Their love and support helps to give me the courage both within and out of the Mists to be who I am.  For the first time in my life I am able to be strong enough to follow my own path and my heart and I will eternally be grateful to the Mists for helping me find that path.


When I first joined the Mists I noticed several of my sisters who had the title Priestess of the Mists.  I must confess I was quite awestruck by them for quite some time.  However, as they helped me along my journey and opened their hearts and arms to me they helped keep my feet firmly planted on my path and are responsible for my sincere dedication to wanting me to be a Priestess with Sacred Mists.  I can only hope to be given the honor to do the same for those coming in as well.  I come before you with an open heart, open mind, and as much love and light as I can have and look forward to assisting more in the place that I have come to call home.  I am completely aware of the impact that a Priestess can make upon a dedicant and what that dedicant can go on to become given proper love and guidance.  I take great pride in knowing that for each Priestess that is out there, each person that is dedicated to the path, there is one more person out there trying to bring light and love to the world.  Each person can make a profound different upon those around them.  It always makes me think of the movie “Pay it Forward”.  Each time you smile at someone they may smile at someone else.  If you are kind to someone they in turn may be kind to someone else.  The more people stopping to do this in the world the bigger difference we can make.  The world is a lot less scary when you are surrounded by love.


By working together as a coven we can absolutely make a difference in the world around us.  This I believe is the most important thing that every person within the Mists realize.  You’d be amazed how much of a difference one person can make, one action, one moment.  The more love and light that is put out there the happier and healthier the people of our world will be and the better off our Mother Earth will be.  It is essential to preserve the land and animals, people, and gifts of nature around us.  It is essential to our survival. 


So I come before you, as a dedicant to the Mists, to ask to become a Priestess of the Mists.  My heart is where it should be.  I grow stronger each and every day, and I would love the opportunity to continue to develop that strength and assist the students of the Mists around me as well as the people I encounter on a day to day basis in the name of the Mists.  It is a title I would be very proud of.  I will assist in any way that I can.  As a mother of two, homemaker and one who is self-employed I don’t always have as much free time as I would like but I know I will get more time as my life plays out.  I will continue my work as an Empath instructor assisting the gifted students on that board as well as working with the Healing Guild.  I am very proud of my work as a healer both within and outside the Mists and can only hope to get better at it as I move on my path.  I look forward to working with all of you for a very long time.  With much Love and Light.

Jasmeine Moonsong


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Past Life Regression



Merry Meet :))))

On Saturday I had the chance to have a past life regression done.  I was extremely nervous and anxious the day it was to be done.  I couldn't help feeling like something not so pleasant was going to be revealed to me but I wasn't sure what.  I had asked my guides for answers to several personal questions during the reading if at all possible.  I thought for sure that past lives may be responsible for some things I am experiencing in life and wanted to see if that would ring true.

I got to the shop a half hour early and browsed around the shop as I was waiting.  At the time of my appointment the shopkeeper led me to the second floor where there was a couch in a room where the regression was to be done.  I actually caught myself pacing as I waited for Terri to come in to do the reading.  As soon as she walked in the room I felt this incredible warmth.  She asked if she had ever worked with me before as my energy felt familiar.  I told her this was my first time.  She was wonderful and made me feel at home quickly and explained what would happen.

I settled into the couch and got as comfortable as I could, knowing that I would only get the answers I seeked if I managed to relax and let myself go.  She started guiding me through the meditation by taking me down a staircase.  At the bottom of the staircase there were three doors and I was to choose one of the three.  As I looked in the first one I didn't see much of anything.  The second door I thought I saw a glimpse of forest but I wasn't sure.  I was starting to get frustrated then I opened the third door.  This door I saw tile on the floor or what I thought was tile on the floor, but the thing I noticed the most was a black swirl of energy that surrounded me right when I opened it. Each door was to represent a past life.  She asked me which door I wanted to choose and I felt compelled to go through the third door.

She told me to walk into the door and asked me what I saw.  The "tiles" on the floor were actually a sort of cobblestone path.   She asked me what I was wearing and I was barefoot with a sort of white robe on.  She told me to walk a bit farther and tell her what I saw.  I was surrounded by grass and some trees off to the side.  I was trying to quiet my mind and concentrate on what I was seeing.  She told me as I walked up the path that I would see my best friend.  I stood there and waited for a minute and then I saw her.  She told me to listen to what she had to say.   The girl had blond long wavy hair and really really blue eyes.  She was very excited telling me about some class with animals that was posted on the board and would be held in the town that night and was wanting me to go see.  As she told me this she pointed up the road and I could see a town up in the distance.  It was actually quite similar to a town I have seen in a dream before.  Definitely quite old.  Almost every building made of stone.  It was nestled in this valley between the hills.

At this point the guide told me to go to my home.  My home was somewhere away from that town.  It was a one room home.  It was made of stone.  It had 1 window in the front, and a sturdy brown door.  When she asked me where I was I told her I was in Ireland.  The house was seperate from the town by a fair amount, yet I could see the town off in the distance.  I was nestled in the rolling green hills.  You could see the ocean from the front of my house.  She encouraged me to walk inside the house and I definitely felt at home.  It was only one room but filled with things that made me feel comfortable.  There was a fireplace in the center of the room.   A sturdy wooden table in the center.  My bed was a sort of mattress on the floor in one of the corners.  She asked me if I was married and had children.  I was married but my husband had died in a hunting accident.  She asked me if he was a fisherman but I thought he was a hunter.  I had no children at that point.  I most definitely worked as a witch or the equivilant.  I was a healer.  I worked with herbs and potions to help people out.  I told her that I led a group but it was not looked fondly upon.  I was a leader but one in hiding of sorts.

Right after this my regression started getting a little funny and I found myself getting shot between wherever I was in Ireland and somewhere that appeared to be on the East Coast of Massachusetts where I currently live.  I told her what was happening and she told me to choose one.  I felt like I was being pulled to what I was seeing in the colonial one.  I was wearing a earthy toned brown floor length dress and standing outside of my house.  It was a brown saltbox type house. One of those times I wish I knew my architecture better. It looks exactly like the house in this picture (the one in the center), it would just be reversed.  The door was on the right hand side. There was a large garden and a fence to the left. From what I could see I was also located on the corner.  At a sort of intersection.  At the end of the road was the ocean.  There was a road that went past my garden though along the long side of the house, and one in front of the house.



I was situated within the town.  Again I could see the ocean from my porch.  She told me to walk inside the house.  An overwhelming sense of love and belonging I felt as soon as I walked in.  I told her that I worked as a healer.  I worked with herbs and making potions for people and also did some divination work.  However I had to be careful as it wasn't always looked fondly upon.  My hair was very long but I had to have it up all the time I told her.  I was married to a man whose name began with the letter C.  He was a fisherman.  I had one child, a son, named Cole fondly enough lol :) I'm not sure if that is actually his name or if it was just that I was so floored during the regression that my son was definitely my current son Cole.  That was one of the answers I had been seeking.  He did not look like my son does now.  My son is only two and in the regression my son was 6.  His eyes were very very familiar though and his energy was unmistakeable.  Most definitely my son.  I then told her that my husband had passed on in a fishing accident at sea when Cole was 6 so it was just the two of us then. Somewhere during this scene it came out that I was living either in or near Gloucester MA.

The woman leading the regression asked me to fast forward 20 years and where was I.  I was remarried to another man.  I can't remember what she asked me I just remember the emotions and what I saw.  It was an incredibly rich house and he was a very prominent man I was married to. I want to say he was the mayor of the town or something of that nature.  Definitely had huge influence.  However there was no love between us.  This too is a hard thing for me to describe.  I was in some sort of trouble in the past.  I believe I was to be hung for something to do with my healing or witchcraft.  By marrying this man it cleared my name and allowed me to stay alive.  He saved my life.  However he was a very very controlling man.  I could feel the resentment I had for him the second I stepped into that area of my life.  I was extremely unhappy but making do to fulfill my end of the bargain for him saving my life and living my life so that my son would have the best life possible.  All of a sudden what I was seeing shot forward and I was in a totally different place.  I was with this man, my husband, on some carriage ride.  He asked me to get out of the carriage onto this bridge in the middle of the woods.  It was a very rickety bridge.  Very small over a small river in this heavily wooded area.  I thought he was wanting me to see the water.  As I turned sideways however I saw this look of pure love an hatred at the same time come across his face.  I will never forget those eyes.  He was angry with me because I was unable to love him and I should for him saving my life.  I remember protesting and trying to calm him and I saw him take a rope from behind his back.  I knew right then that was it.  I started saying out loud he killed me, he killed me.  I backed up in the regression and saw him take my life by strangling me and tossing my body into the river below the bridge.  I saw my body just floating there.

As far as I can tell it was found out that I was murdered.  I said I was buried properly and my son knew about it. I am trying to search the information in the Gloucester area to see if I can find out anything about a man murdering his wife in that time range.  It should be somewhere round 1810 was the date given.  Hopefully maybe I can find some information :))) I was told not to overanalyze the reading though as they knew I would lol :)))))

Friday, September 3, 2010

Chains



Please set me free, allow me to be
Remove these shackles that you have binding me
Feel the love and light that shine from me
Stop drowning me in your sea of negativity
I beg of you to set me free

My wings, but alas they are still tied
I long for the day when I don't wish to hide
Allowed to be as I was intended
Allowed to be ....... me

Monday, August 30, 2010

Streetlights going out?

Merry Meet :)

So I decided to get out and take a quick walk tonight.  It looked beautiful outside as the sun had just gone down.  Beginning of the walk was beautiful I was loving the twilight. It's just so beautiful to see the mountains reflect the pinks and blues of the end of the day.  As I was getting closer to the end of my walk though it was getting dark really really quickly.

I was coming down the side of the mountain and going into the most heavily wooded area of my walk and when I looked forward it was pitch black.  Little unnerving for someone who's not all that comfortable in the dark to begin with.  Don't get me wrong, dark is wonderful if I'm with someone I trust, but while alone? Not so much lol :) Was honestly wondering why there were no streetlights lit up in the section I was on, as they had been on for the first half of my walk in the residential area.

I was thrilled when a streetlight flickered up ahead of me and came on.  I walked quickly to the light and looked up once I got underneath it, then poof! lol The streetlight just went out and I was in the darkness again.  Ok rather strange but I can see how that can happen.  So I walked really quickly down the rest of the hill and around the corner.  Could see a couple street lights up ahead though they were spaced pretty far apart.  I got up to the next street light and no sooner did I get almost underneath it then poof! Out it went again. This made me a bit more nervous and I started walking much quicker.  There was another one up in the distance and I was happy as soon as I hit the light.  Until I looked up and poof! Yes the third streetlight in a row went out as soon as I got underneath it.  I promptly started running through the remainder of the woods up to the main road up ahead with multiple streetlights. lol :) Maybe this is normal? I dunno but I'm happy to be back home now. :)))  I'll be taking a flashlight with me in the future :P

Anyone have any takes on this? Is it possible to have personal energy affect a streetlight or something? lol  I was in a really good mood.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Some Enchanted Evening

Merry Meet :)

On Friday I was lucky enough to have a few hours to myself to go out and about.  I immediately jumped online and looked about the area for a New Age shop in my area.  One in particular jumped out at me that was about an hour from my home.  I went to visit Some Enchanted Evening in Spencer, MA. The drive was amazing. It was a beautiful day out and it was wonderful to be alone with my thoughts just listening to music on the drive.

As soon as I stepped in the shop I immediately felt at home.  The shop owner Diane Hayes immediately made me feel right at home.  She was very welcoming and very helpful with some questions that I had.  Funny how you can go someplace and feel like somehow you were meant to go there?  I've been wanting to get a past life regression done for awhile now, but it has grown particularly strong in the past couple weeks.  I have some questions I would definitely like to try to get answered and I feel as if having this done will help me to answer them.  In talking with Diane I found out that Terri Jesson would be out at the shop on September 11th doing readings and yes she had a space available. So I am very excited.  She told me about a couple experiences she had with past life regressions and I loved hearing about them.  It was nice to speak with someone in person who was similar to me.

I actually spent almost two hours in the shop! lol :) I was floored when I got back to my car and realized what time it was.  I was so comfortable and at ease there.  I wound up leaving with lots of goodies as well.  I found a small opal that looks almost like a crystal ball that is now hanging alongside my pentacle.  I also picked up some white sage to use for smudging rather then the incense I have been using.  Overall it was just a wonderful experience and I am most definitely looking forward to going back there in September.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Her Name is Angie

Her voice rang out in the night and woke me from my sleep.  "Brandy"  I am a heavy sleeper by nature and I sleepily looked around to locate the woman's voice who was calling my name.  Seeing no-one I assumed it was part of my dream and started to close my eyes when I heard it again, "Brandy", this time with more urgency.  This time it woke me from my sleep and I sat up in bed trying to get a better look around.  I then heard noises from the kitchen.  My 2 year old had awoken from his sleep and was confused looking for me in the kitchen.  He is a heavy sleeper as well.  My guide had woke me up so that I could attend to my son who needed me.

It was the first time I have heard her voice that loud and that clear.  A voice I have become very familiar with but am just starting to realize that no, this isn't the inner voice that everyone refers to.  I am Clairaudient, without a doubt.  It is all starting to come together.  I am starting to be able to distinguish now which thoughts are mine and which ones come from my guides.  There is a definite difference.  The ones from my guides seem to come out of nowhere, they don't necessarily match the current thought pattern I am having.  A lot of times they can be insistant that I say something or do something which winds up benefitting someone but is something I would not have normally done or said on my own.  I am learning to trust my guide and listen to her when she tells me something.

I always question everything, hundreds of times, and that I'm quite sure she is aware of and is working to set my mind at ease and show me signs that yes, she is indeed there.  About a week previous to last night I did a meditation as I was falling asleep to ask my guide for her name.  As I drifted off to sleep the name Angie came to me.  The next morning I was struggling to remember the name because my memory seems to not like remembering names. It bothered me all day and I couldn't remember it. As I was drifting off to sleep again that night I asked her to reveal it again, and the name Angie jumped into my head.  I knew right away that was the name from the night before and I knew she had personally answered me.

Her voice actually sounds sort of similar to mine except for the tone is definitely different.  I don't know much about her as of yet but I am grateful for the experience to work with her and the love and trust that is starting to develop.  I am grateful to have a guide for me on my path as I am starting to come into my gift full swing.  This past week I have done so much thinking about all the things I have been through and I am finally starting to realize how much she has really been there with me through the past few years.  All the time I thought I was encouraging myself it was her. lol  So thank you. :)

As above, so below,
what is meant to be will all unfold,
follow the light and embrace the love,
when darkness pursues know you are not alone

A walk through time
A journey without end
trust in me as I am proud to be your friend

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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Lesson 14 Magickal Record Keeping

Merry Meet,

Tonight I turn in Lesson 14 Magickal record keeping.  Only one more lesson to go until I can take my final exam! I am wicked excited! :)  This lesson was pretty easy for me.  Some of it I have already been doing.  It went into the three basic forms of magickal record keeping, Dream Journal, Personal Journal, and Book of Shadows.

I have had my Magickal Journal since starting at the Mists since it is a requirement.  It is definitely a practice that I have come to love though I do need to get over and do it more often. :)) I see so many things as I go throughout my day that I would love to write about and seem to not get the time.  I am going to get a small notebook that I can put it my purse so that I can jot down notes.  I think this will make it easier when I do get time to sit down to remember all that I wanted to write about.

I have had a Dream Journal for a little while now though this is an area I really really need to improve upon.  A lot of messages I receive come to me right when I'm about to fall asleep or during my dreams.  I will remember them first thing in the morning but I always run to grab my coffee first and somehow never make it back to write things down.  So this is a personal goal that I am going to work on as well.  I have moved my dream journal closer on the alter to my bed so I will see it right away in the morning.  I've also made sure there is a pen there with it.  ;) Now if I could only get the pot of coffee next to my bed.......

My Book of Shadows :)))))) It's ordered! I am sooooooo excited.  This is something I've been looking into for a little while now but was apprehensive to start it as I wasn't sure exactly what I wanted.  I am getting a three ring binder so that it will be easier for me to add pages and reorganize.  Definitely a must for me lol :)))) It is soooooo pretty I can't wait to get it.  It is made by Zazzle and has an antique look to it.  The detail on it is just amazing for a binder.  It says Book of Shadows on the front and it has a pentacle on the back with the elements listed around it.  If you would like to take a peek you can see it here:  http://www.zazzle.com/book_of_shadows_binder-127154242063419990?rf=238180067058904010   I was unable to get a picture for here due to copyright issues.   It is a requirement for the second degree so I am looking forward to get it set up and ready to continue on my journey.  I already have some ideas of things I want to put in it, such as a copy of the Wiccan Rede and copies of some of the artwork I've done throughout my journey with the Mists.  I will post a picture of it when I receive it :))))

Monday, August 9, 2010

New Corn Moon

Tonight I will attend the New Corn Moon ritual with Sacred Mists.  This moon phase can also be known as the barley moon.  The corn moon is known to be a fiery time and a good time to focus on your physical and spiritual health.  Two areas I am definitely concentrating on improving so I found it especially important to make sure that I attend tonight. :)

  •  Colors: Red, Yellow
  • Gemstones: Tigers eye, carnelian, garnet, red agate
  • Trees: Cedar and hazel
  • Gods: Vulcan, Mars, Nemesis, Hecate, Hathor, Thoth
  • Herbs: Rosemary, basil, rue, chamomile
  • Element: Fire 
It is also my first full day back from vacation and what a day it has been. :) I have definitely come back from vacation much stronger then when I left.  I am finally starting to heal from some of the pain that I have been experiencing in my life, and feel as if I am truly beginning a new chapter.

Amazingly enough my tarot card pulls that I do for myself are starting to reflect that as well.  I have been doing tarot readings for myself and others on occasion for almost 2 years now.  In the past year my tarot pulls were becoming extremely redundant.  I kept pulling the tower and death cards.  The reason for these was pretty apparent to me but I still had a hard time making a break that needed to be made in order to change the path of my life.  Since overcoming this obstacle my tarot card pulls are starting to look so much better.  They are much more encouraging and showing me that I am indeed on the correct path.  I just need to keep following my guides and my intuition and I do believe things will fall into place. It's hard to describe but I feel as if I have been given my wings back lol :)))

I've always lived by the quote that "everything happens for a reason", and I do indeed believe this to be true.  Although I must confess sometimes I am struggling to find the reasons for why I must go through some of the things that happen. :)))

I have been reading a lot of books by Sylvia Browne lately.  Her work is fascinating to me.  I recently completed her book Temples on the Other Side and was just fascinated by the information that the book contained and how well it matched with what I believe.  I'm now working on her book All Pets Go To Heaven: The Spiritual Lives of the Animals We Love.  A couple quotes jumped out at me during my reading and I wanted to share them with you. :)


"What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night.  It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime.  It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset. " - Blackfoot


"We are all one child spinning through Mother Sky." - Shawnee


"The soul would have no rainbow if the eye had no tears." - Tribe Unknown


Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Coincidence?

Merry Meet :)

Was the most amazing beautiful day outside today.  It was really hot but there was this really cool breeze coming through that made it a perfect day to be outside. In the afternoon I had a really amazing experience. We have a family of hawks that live in the field up behind my house.  I've seen them a lot but never up close.  I love that they are and enjoy watching them fly around way overhead.  The hawk is very special to me as it is one of my spirit guides.

Today one of the hawks came so close I was just astounded.  I was sitting in the front yard watching the kids and she flew in wings huge as she soared over my head.  Her beauty truly took my breath away.  Her belly and head were completely white and she had brownish gray spots running along her back.  She was close enough that I saw that she had a red tail.  So I now know what type of hawk she is.   She looked almost exactly like the one in the picture, but a bit more white.  She sat on a tree in my front yard staring at me for what must have been a good 15 minutes.  My daughter and son and I just sat on the grass in the front yard under the tree watching her.  Was just a breathtaking uplifting experience for me.   I am still amazed at how close she got to us. :))))

An additional thing that's been happening over the last three days is I have been seeing tons of dragonflies.  I have never seen so many in my life! lol All different colors and in the strangest of places.  I actually saw 3 in parking lots in the last few days.  I have definitely seen more in the last 3 days then I have in my life. I'm not sure if it's some sort of season for them or not? lol Curious I looked up the meaning of them on my animal totem application on my iphone. :) "The dragonfly symbolizes going past self-created illusions that limit our growing and changing.
Dragonflies are a symbol of the sense of self that comes with maturity."  There was more than that as well.  Have been dealing with some really intense issues in my life lately so the symbolism I read on the dragonfly astounded me how well it matched up. 

Something happened tonight to me that I thought was rather crazy. I had to take a stool sample for my new pup Max to the vet.  Was by myself and the plan was just to drop it off and get the results tomorrow before we leave to Maine on vacation.  I was by myself.  As I got into the vet they asked if I would like to stay for the results.  I was a bit hesitant as the last time I was there I was with Daisy before I put her to sleep.  I wanted the results though so decided to stay.  I settled into a spot on the bench and started reading an ebook on my phone.  I sat there for about 20 minutes.  In that 20 minutes I saw 6 labradors come in.  The only 6 dogs to come in while I was sitting there and every single one was a lab and looked like a much older lab.  Two were black the other four were yellow and I'm pretty sure all of them were males.  My veterinarian is a pretty small office so this alone kinda set me to thinking.

After 20 minutes I got Max's results, he's fine. :) So I went to check out.  The check out area is in a bit of a different area from the waiting room.  The girl gave me the medicine for Max.  I said thank you and told her I was a bit paranoid as I had just lost my labrador of 14 years.  She said something back to me but I didn't even hear it because at that moment the door opened.  A old yellow lab who looked like a male walked in with six people.  The boy had his arms wrapped around the dog's neck and was hunched over hugging him as the dog walked in slowly to a room right behind me.  They were all crying.  The dog was very very peaceful much like Daisy was in her last days.  It was crystal clear to me that they were going to put this dog to sleep. The vet ushered them into the room and closed the door.  They used a door that was an exit.  Had I not been standing in that spot signing my credit card bill I would've never seen it.    Tears immediately sprang to my eyes and I said I was sorry to the girl waiting on me and I bolted out the door.  Didn't want to be seen crying.

As I drove away the impact of everything that happened in that half hour hit me.  My favorite number is six.  I mean what are the odds of all that occuring? Tomorrow will be three weeks since I put my Daisy to sleep.  Coincidence?

Between the hawk, the dragonfly and what happened tonight I am in awe of all the signs and symbolism surrounding my life and my dedication to my path.

Love and Blessings

Monday, July 19, 2010

Lesson 13 - More Pagan Living

I have finally completed Lesson 13 on Pagan Living.  Took me over 2 months on this lesson.  I was stuck on a couple questions on composing my own rituals but I honestly think that maybe because of what I was going through with Daisy it was the familiar section that was holding me up.  In any event.  I felt ready to go back today and finish the essay questions that I had been putting off.  Funny that they looked much easier today then they did then. :)))

I loved the section on familiars.  I spent a bit of time this afternoon learning more about them.  I didn't realize before this lesson that there was a difference between familiars and animal spirit guides.  I suppose I should have but never made the connection. :))) I already did some work before with discovering my animal spirit guides using a druid meditation and loved the results.  I have found myself calling upon them several times lately for assistance.  Especially my dear white wolf. 

I am fascinated that a witch's familiar is chosen by the familiar not the witch.  I can only hope that I am lucky enough to be chosen by one to work with me at some point.  Maybe the little ball of fluff in my living room will want to work with me some day.  He has all the traits that would help, sensitive loving and intelligent.  We missed the black in color though :))) I know the lessons says that doesn't matter though.  In any event I will keep an open mind and open heart to whomever my future familiar is. I absolutely love animals and would love to have a familiar of my own. :))) 

So on this day of new beginnings for me I feel like a weight has been lifted as I can finally submit Lesson 13.  It was really bothering me that I was not submitting it as I was hoping to graduate in July.  I will get there though. :)))))

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

A New Beginning

Merry Meet

Thank you to everyone for your support in my time of loss. It is appreciated more then you know ))

I feel as if the dark cloud lurking over my house is finally being lifted. We found a furbaby to welcome home into our family again. We were definitely ready. The joy he is bringing to us already is amazing. My children are very happy and have taken him in with open arms. He is a 8 week old Golden Retriever and he is amazing. I spent a lot of time with both of his parents when I picked him out. Both parents were amazing. It just felt so right. He has this way of looking at me that reminds me of Daisy. Just full of love and calm. He seems to communicate with his eyes like Daisy did as well. I am confident that we made the right decision in bringing him home last night. Here's a picture of Max

The night before we got Max I was playing outside with my children and our neighbors. It was getting ready to storm, the sky was all gray. All of a sudden my daughter pointed at the sky as the biggest rainbow I have ever seen in my life appeared. It spanned my entire back yard was a complete rainbow. It lasted 5 minutes and got so brilliant in color we all just stopped and stared at it. My daughter was the most excited about it. She said "Look there's rainbow bridge, that's where Daisy went" she then proceeded to say hi to Daisy and tell her that she loved her. I had told her about Daisy crossing rainbow bridge to the summerlands and how every time she saw a rainbow it meant that Daisy was thinking of her.

I find it ironic that the very next day we found Max. It was a sign of hope and love that better times were coming for us.


Monday, July 12, 2010

Merry Meet,

It has been quite some time since I have been able to journal.  I laid my precious Daisy to rest on Friday night. The last year was a very difficult journey for us and the last month even more so. Friday night I was forced to make a decision to end her pain and suffering.  A decision that went against everything I believed in, but I do believe she would have left me that night anyway. It came to where her pain and suffering drove me to abandon my morals at that point and do what I thought was in her best interest.  I thank the Goddess for giving me the strength to do it.   I don't want to write about her struggles in the last few months or what she and I went through together leading up to her final moments.  I instead want to celebrate the time that we did have together and work towards the healing that I so desperately need at this time. 

I had Daisy for 14 years.  She was the first Dog that I chose myself.  In essence she was my first child. :) Her and I have been pretty much inseperable over the past 14 years.  Daisy loved car rides and the ocean.  She had an amazing strength and courage throughout her life that I will always admire.  Daisy spoke with her eyes.  She could look at me across the room and speak volumes.  She has been my rock throughout the years.  Daisy was with me through the births of both my children and countless other events in my life where she was truly my best friend. 

The night Daisy left me I had a very hard time sleeping.  I did manage to go to sleep.  I woke up in the middle of the night to what I could swear was the sound of her panting.  I got out of bed and walked around the house thinking it a dream.  As I laid back down I am confident I heard it again.  The sound lulled me back to sleep that night. 

The day after Daisy left me was especially painful for me.  I found myself struggling to maintain a normal life and be strong for my childrens sake.  That morning I received a message from someone who had not contacted me in almost 2 years.  He knew nothing of what I had been through.  He had taken a song that I sang almost 2 years ago and set it to a video to send to me.  The song was "My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion.  The lyrics on that song were unbelievably fitting and I cannot help but think that had to have been a sign for me and not just a coincidence.  There were several other small signs for me throughout the day as well.  It felt as if she was somehow trying to tell me that I did make the right decision and that she was better now and she would still be with me.  I can only hope. 

Love and Blessings to my beautiful baby.  You will forever be missed and remain within my heart. 



My Heart Will Go On

Every night in my dreams
I see you, I feel you
That is how I know you go on

Far across the distance
And spaces between us
You have come to show you go on

Near, far, wherever you are
I believe that the heart does go on
Once more you open the door
And you're here in my heart
And my heart will go on and on

Love can touch us one time
And last for a lifetime
And never let go till we're gone

Love was when I loved you
One true time I hold to
In my life we'll always go on

Near, far, wherever you are
I believe that the heart does go on
Once more you open the door
And you're here in my heart
And my heart will go on and on

You're here, there's nothing I fear
And I know that my heart will go on
We'll stay forever this way
You are safe in my heart
And my heart will go on and on

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

 Merry Meet everyone :)))

Sunday during the day my mom watched both of my children for me :))) How good it felt to be out on my own for a bit :)) I love my children but the opportunity to be responsible for just myself for a few hours is always welcomed. 

I decided I really just wanted to take it easy and drive and let the road take me where it wanted to.  I had such a wonderful day! First stop was to my favorite restaurant, The Olive Garden where I had the yummiest meal :))) Full and content I decided to drive on.  I wound up in a historical town about an hour from my house.  I have always had a thing for anything that is colonial New England.  So I was thrilled walking among the old houses and exploring the gift shop. 

Continued driving and found myself lost on a farm lol :))) Was driving for what seemed like miles across dirt roads in the farm.  The thing that struck me most is throughout the farm were patches of oak trees :))) Not something I find all that often about where I live anymore. So I was pleased to see them.  It led me to the bank of a river with one of the oldest and most amazing looking oak trees I have ever seen.  I spent a little bit relaxing at that location and just taking in the beautiful view and the peacefulness of where I was at.

After my stop by the river I started to make my way back home.  On the way a Tibetan shop that advertised holistic healing on their sign caught my eye.  I was compelled to go in and take a look about.  As soon as I walked in I was greeted by this amazing lady who worked there, but I was amazed at something else.  I was being pulled, like the day I found my quartz crystal to a jewelry rack on top of the display.  It was quite clear where I was suppose to go.  A rack of about 20 bracelets was there and it was the third one in calling to me :))))  It is silver and has a clasp with a beautiful design on it.  In the center of it is set the most beautiful stone.  I'm pretty sure it's a moonstone. I should have asked but I was so taken with the bracelet as soon as I saw it I knew it was coming home.  I asked to try it on and it has not been off my wrist since lol :))) I will post a picture for you to check out.  If anyone else has any idea what time of stone it may be I'm all ears lol :))))))

Love and Blessings

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Merry Meet :)))

The night to see Lord of the Dance with my mom was absolutely amazing :))) Loved every minute of it.  The joy on my mother's face was priceless. :) She was beaming the entire time.

I took my little ones to the ocean on Sunday.  First time going this year.  It felt sooooo good to be back on the beach with the sand between my toes and listening to the ocean waves lapping against the shore.  I always am instantly relaxed when I go there.  Spent a few hours there with the kids playing in the sand and catching hermit crabs.  My son was so excited to be there.  He was singing "beach yay yay yayyyy" for like the first 15 minutes that we were there. 

There is also a shop called the Dinosaur Place in Oakdale Connecticut. It's on our way to the beach.  I love stopping in there as they have a lot of crystals, and other Wiccan items throughout the store like tarot cards, pendulums etc.  I was very excited to see that they had a Himalayan Salt Crystal Lamp for sale there. I've been interested in them for quite some time.  They put out negative ions into the air and are suppose to help with sinuses.  The glow from them alone is just absolutely beautiful :)))))

"A Himalayan Salt Crystal Lamp is made from a chunk of salt crystal rock that was taken from the salt mines found in underground caves in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains. The Himalayan salt lamp makes use of the minerals that have been preserved for millions of years, releasing their special properties through the introduction of heat from an electric bulb or from the flame of a candle. These special properties emitted from the Salt Lamp are responsible for promoting the health and wellness of individuals via ionization of the air and the eradication of pollution. The special properties of the Himalayan Salt Crystal Lamp consist of negatively charged ions that act on the contaminants in the air by neutralizing them and weighing them down so they can no longer circulate. When this occurs, individuals can breathe more easily and many ailments and allergies that frequently afflict them start to disappear."

Right now I have it on my kitchen table next to my computer.  I absolutely love it. :)))) 

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