Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Now it's time to say goodbye...

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(Artwork: Marjolein Bastin)

We should be out of this house by the end of the week, and we won't have internet until we move into our own place.

Which should be around October at the earliest.

Since we'll be spending the next few months on our friend's 43 acres, I had hoped to be able to post photos and video in the meantime, but we can't find an internet provider in that area for that length of time. They all want 2 year contracts.

So, to (sort of) quote one Mickey Mouse, I'll "See ya real soon in the fall!"

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Monday, June 3, 2013

The Wonderful World of Color!

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I took a little online quiz a while back, to determine aura colors. I don't place much faith on this sort of thing, but I thought it would be fun.

A while back, my mother told me that the main aura color that she saw around me was a crystalline sort of pale blue; like ice, only with the barest hint of the palest blue.

What's interesting to me is that in this online quiz, the first aura color listed for me was CRYSTAL. I should say I'm surprised, but I'm not. Mom is always really gifted with this sort of thing, and she doesn't even practice at it. She's just a natural.


My Result:

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Crystal is a rare Life Color. Crystals have clear auras and are known as the "aura chameleons." Like chameleons, their auras will change colors to match those of the people they are connecting with at the time. They then take on the characteristics, behavior patterns, emotions and thoughts of that color.

Consequently, in power Crystals can get along quite well with almost anyone. Yellows, for example, feels they can relate to Crystals who, when they are with them, act and think like Yellows. Later, when the same Crystals spend time with Sensitive Tans, the Tans can feel as if they have found kindred spirits.

However, the Crystals' inconsistencies can also confuse people. One minute Crystals think and behave like Greens.  A short while later, they can act like Blues. The more they connect and bond with others, the more their personalities change.

Because Crystals tend to absorb the colors of other people's auras, people can, at times, feel an energy drain when they are in the presence of Crystals. In power, Crystals can be a clear conduit or channel for healing energy. Being natural healers, the Crystals' gift is to help their clients clear blockages, thereby enabling the clients' own natural healing processes to take place.

While healing, balanced Crystals are able to keep their thoughts and emotions out of the way, making the healing more pure. Crystals do not always understand their healing abilities. It can often frighten and confuse them or cause them to feel overwhelmed. These rare souls are often physically fragile and delicate.

Because of their unusual sensitivity, they can only heal one person at a time. They then need to go to a peaceful place to cleanse their aura. Working with too many people can short-circuit their system.

Take the Aura Color Quiz HERE




I found this little gem a while back, too. I'll just copy/paste it below.


Candle colours are the basic colours associated with the Chakras. They can be used to enhance meditation and well-being in the areas associated with their colour.

This is particularly true if you are just beginning your Visualisations. You are reminded of the Positive things you want to bring into Your Life by seeing the different colours.

In the list below each colour is shown along with the symbolism it represents.


For higher awareness, protection (from the material plane).
Used for Centring yourself because your not distracted by colour;
Used most often in Meditation for inner peace, Spirituality, and attaining a
higher power.


Used to visualize greater intellect and will. Good when concentrating on
creative endeavours. Said to increase psychic awareness and clairvoyance.
When trying to expand your imagination, this is a good colour to
concentrate with.


Used when you are concentrating on finding prosperity, money, and attracting
wealth to yourself. Also used by some when they want to concentrate on getting married, have a time of good fortune or getting pregnant.


Used when visualizing more Creativity in sex.
It is a stimulating colour and related to healing energies.
This is healing for sudden losses or changes.


Used to concentrate on health, self-expression, peace and tranquillity;
and greater understanding of those around you.


Used to stimulate extra-ordinary awareness (psychic powers);
Comfort that this has been a colour associated with Dignity, Spirituality,
and Success it's vibrancy attract people to it.


Electric in nature, the colour is said to increase intuition,
Meditation Ability, Spirituality, It is the colour of power.


For finding a pure, gentle, unconditional love and now.
Also used when concentrating on Spiritual Healing


For love, especially sexual in nature also used to concentrate on being a
woman, Emotions of Love, Romance, and a true shared Spiritual Awakening.


Colour with black added brings a darker shade and both the protection of black
with the colour symbolism. Colour with white added and brings with it both the
colour symbolism and the white purity and protection from corruption.



Saturday, June 1, 2013

A Wickedly Hot, but BANNER Saturday!

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It's 95 degrees outside those doors and it's only the first day of June.  photo heat.gif

If you live anywhere near the Gulf of Mexico, you'll understand how terrifying that is.  photo eek2.gif Summer is l-o-n-g around here and the humidity alone initiates pipe dreams of sleeping in the arctic with the polar bears.

But in GOOD news....
No, not good news but FANTASTIC news.... OUR HOUSE IS BEING BUILT!  photo 242210.gif

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We've only been dreaming about this for four years.

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It's gonna be a pocket-sized little house that will take some getting used to after living in this spacious house, but it'll be worth it. We'll have 2 acres to plant and garden on, and we're going to build our own little workshop next to the barn.

And say Hello to just a few of my next door neighbors!

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The donkey is named "Hugs," so of course I'm gonna have to name the cows myself. They might already have names, but just in case they don't I'm gonna be putting my thinking cap on.