The Magic of Trees – Paperbark Maple

On my frequent walks in Cambridge Botanical Gardens I am always struck by the beauty of the trees. Sometimes, the smaller trees can surprise because they have such an undeniably magical quality! The paperbark maple Acer griseum caught my eye - it is such a graceful tree. Its bark peels like paper to reveal fresh, … Continue reading The Magic of Trees – Paperbark Maple

Ghost Tour: Edinburgh #Vaults #Greyfriarsbobby

I've always wanted to go on a Ghost Tour in Edinburgh and this time I did. Just before we left there was a spell of thunder and lightning and I was beginning to wonder just how dramatic our night out was going to be! One of the stops on the tour was Greyfriars Cemetary - … Continue reading Ghost Tour: Edinburgh #Vaults #Greyfriarsbobby

The Magic of Trees: The Weeping Willow

I discovered this magnificent tree, (which you can see in my photographs above and below,) on my lunchtime walks in Cambridge Botanical Gardens.   It is a Golden Willow Tree and a very stunning one at that. You can see how it bends as if yearning to sink into the water below it. The Willow … Continue reading The Magic of Trees: The Weeping Willow

BOOK REVIEW: What the Buddha Taught by Walpola Rahula — the !n(tro)verted yogi

What the Buddha Taught by Walpola Rahula My rating: 5 of 5 stars Amazon page It might seem like any book on Buddhism would — by definition — be a book about “what the Buddha taught,” but, no. Buddhism, like all religions that I’m aware of, has experienced the drift that occurs as part […] via … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: What the Buddha Taught by Walpola Rahula — the !n(tro)verted yogi

#TarotTuesday – 7 of Wands

Tarot Tuesday from Jan Sikes.

Writing and Music

It’s #TAROTTUESDAY again!!

This week, the card I drew was the Seven of Wands.

The suit of Wands in the Tarot deck represents primal energy, spirituality, inspiration, determination, strength, intuition, creativity, ambition and expansion, original thought and the seeds through which life springs forth. The suit of Wands is ruled by the element of fire.

The Seven of Wands shows a man on top of a hill, armed with a wand in his hands, and fighting off six more wands drawing up from below. He appears to be defending his territory and his successes. However, notice that the man is wearing two different shoes which indicates that he may have been caught unaware or unprepared for battle, or he may be unclear of his own stance and opinion.

The Seven of Wands indicates that you’ve worked hard to get to where you are, but some people covet what you have…

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and…YOGA

SPEAKZEASY

Dhyana Yoga

The International Yoga Day is celebrated worldwide on 21st June.

I will be posting a series of asanas to help get you started! The first of the series is Dhyana – also called meditation. An integral part of the Ashtanga Yoga ( 8 steps) of Patanjali, Dhyana brings a calmness to the mind, and helps one look inward, seeking the Atman, or Self. Try this for at least 10 minutes each day to begin with.

Preferable before sunrise, but if you can’t wake so early, anytime on an empty stomach is fine.

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Golden Healer Quartz – Stone of Transformation – Master Healer #Writing #Crystals #Magic #Fantasy #YA

  This is my beautiful Golden Healer quartz gifted to me for Christmas from my dear friend Samantha Murdoch who blogs at: https://samanthamurdochblog.wordpress.com/ Do follow Samantha's blog it is a true source of awesome - full of gorgeous cats, magnificent crystals, and a wonderful human Samantha herself. Lol. I have named my second book in … Continue reading Golden Healer Quartz – Stone of Transformation – Master Healer #Writing #Crystals #Magic #Fantasy #YA

A Magic Wand Find! Plus Harry Potter Sorting Houses – Shock/Horror – I’m in #Slytherin

I've been spending a lot of time recently in the Botanic Gardens in Cambridge as I work nearby and have a free pass. I discovered this fetching piece of twig whilst I was wandering about. Some might say it is just a twig but I sense it might be more. Look at that eye in … Continue reading A Magic Wand Find! Plus Harry Potter Sorting Houses – Shock/Horror – I’m in #Slytherin

Crystals: The Heart of Red Jade #Light #Darkness #Writing #Crystals #Properties

  Yes,  the heart speaks volumes. I love crystals so it's no wonder that I created a magical fantasy brimming with crystals! Today let me introduce you to Red Jade... Red Jade Astrological associations: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Libra Chakra: Heart   Jade crystals come in a variety of colours including green, orange, brown, cream, white, … Continue reading Crystals: The Heart of Red Jade #Light #Darkness #Writing #Crystals #Properties