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
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
Tarot Tuesday from Jan Sikes.
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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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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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
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
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
In my last Magic of Trees post I introduced you to The Dawn Redwood: https://sistersofthefey.com/2018/12/30/the-magic-of-trees-dawn-redwood/ Today come and join me, take a seat on the tiny bench and let's wander in the Cambridge University Botanic Garden... The gardens are home to one of the most magnificent tree collections in the East of England. I am … Continue reading The Magic of Trees: Purpurea
Today, I am thrilled to share with you details of a crystal that I have recently discovered. Chiastolite Chiastolite is a stunning crystal. It exhibits a cross pattern in a cross section. It may be brown or green with a black cross pattern. The meaning of its name comes from the Greek word "chiastos" meaning … Continue reading A Fascinating Crystal – Chiastolite
I love trees! I swear trees have magic. I live on the edge of a park in Cambridge surrounded by an incredible vista of trees and as a child I was no stranger to the mysterious aspect of the woods which were just a short walk away. So I'm going to share with you various … Continue reading The Magic of Trees – Dawn Redwood