Archive for May, 2011

Memorial Day/Night

May 30, 2011

Blessings all,

Today our country celebrates Memorial day. I have decided this year to encompass, empower and embrace this, usually military holiday. I am doing it my way. I am against the military, against is a stong word, but I do not endorse it what so ever. I am creating an alter with photos and names of those, I know, who have crossed over. A little ritual and a little incense and some blessings. Love the Ancestors. They are always guiding me in the right direction…should I listen, that is another story. I shall keep the candles going on until tonight. All day I have been thinking of my Grandparents and my Parents. I appreciate them more now, that they are gone. Especially my Parents. Funny how that happens.

I have been making jewelry  these past few days. mostly necklaces. I have been thinking about closures. They need to be part of the piece, not just added to finish. I can get caught up in the materials so easily. I just examine the stone or the finding, over and over again. I’ve always like jewelry, since I was about  4 years old., that I can remember. I would walk up to the pink house and play the children there. They were Gypsies, but that meant nothing to me, except, that they had twirly skirts, jewelry and lots of beads. The Mom would sometimes make us sit at the table and string beads. “It was good for your fingers,” she would say. She would also let me wear her high heels. The other ladies were not so nice. They would not stay too long. Not long enough for the children to go to school. But, they would always come back. Other Gypsies would move in and out all the time. Grandma said it was the Gypsie  house. I should light a candle for the Mom. She would have to be gone by now.

The week was filled with music by Wendy Rule, as I bought her CD.  Flashes of the ritual we did also keep coming to me. All good.

The hummingbirds have returned full force. I fill the feeders 2x a day. I only have 5 feeders this year, as some broke in storage. Those  little gnomes in the storages love to break things when they get bored. It’s  like stealing one sock! They only steal one.

I love to have my, first of the day coffee, with the hummingbirds buzzing about. We have a little cafe’ table and a few chairs outside on the portal, we sit and enjoy our little flying critters in the moring. They come about looking at us, and  they even come to the windows and stare in. Hummingbirds have been in my life forever. The winds have been so strong this year, (I think due to climate change), but it doesn’t seem to affect them as much. I guess food is a driving factor. Winter has really left now, though it seemed like forever, because the nights were below freezing. It’s truly magic how everything looks dead one day and the next day the trees are full of leaves, the wisteria is lovely and the Russian sage picked up where it left off. The veggies are starting to come up and flourish, as are the strawberries. The little Johnnie-jump-ups and the Pansies such an added such beauty. I recall the Navajo prayer, Walk in Beauty. I truly feel Beauty all around me. Blessings, Beauty and may the Faries brighten your day.  Mitra

 

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Magic all around

May 25, 2011

Magical friends,

I meant to write on Saturday, but alas, it’s Tuesday night. Somehow time just goes by.

On Thrusday I drove to Albuquerque (NM) to the Blue Eagle to attend a workshop run by Wendy Rule. The workshop was wonderful, intense, musical and magical. The love, between Wendy and Tim just glowed throughout the room,  just an added touch to the magic. Casting circle with Wendy, was like casting a poem. It was truly beautiful and spiritual with a bit of whimsy. I left at 10PM and drove home to Santa Fe. I think I got home aroung midnight. My husband had fallen asleep, but awoke as I oepned the door. I was tired, but could not stop talkng about the workshop.

On Friday I ran some errands, picked up 4 bales of afalfa for the horses. Washed the green eggs. Got some fresh spinach from the garden .Took care of little Bear. He has so much spunk. He’s 20 years old and still looks like a puppy. He’s a bischon and a minuature poodle. He has become a grumpy old man and has lost the use of his hind legs. My daughter-in-law is building him a cart so he can move around. I think his self esteem would be better if he could move.

Friday about 4PM I got dressed, kissed Vic goodbye and headed out to ABQ around 5:45. It’s such a lovely drive. The Sandia Mountains change colour by the time of day. Blues, grays, even pinks. The clouds wonderously fluffy with dark streakes running through. The drive is about 45 min to ABQand another 20 to the store.We all got there about he same time. Wendy started with creating a circle. Her voice is strong, soft, wild and tame.Mezzmerizing to say the least. Her songs were sweet, lovely, sensual , loud, soft and from the heart and soul. I truly recommend seeing one of her concerts, if one should get the chance. Closing the circle was as magical as creating one.The evening ended around 10:30, so I got home around midnight. As I drove home there are long areas of vast darkness and no sounds. About half way home I turned to look toward the moon,(which I usually do) It happened to be hiding behind a little mountain. Soon it appeared. Bright orange and in an oval shape. I knew it had been waning, but usually you can see where it has been waning. This this was like an oval and a harvest moon. I had to stop the car and just look t it.

I relized that though the concert was perfect, there was something missing for me. The moon, and here she was in all her glory. Her face so bright it shed light on me in the car.

I met some great people at the concert, including Wendy and Tim. Mitch who owns the Blue Eagle metaphysical was so gracious and delightful. I felt magical all weekend  long.

Sunday I worked on jewelry and on the photogaphy for the website. So much to do and not so mush energy. I plan to try to keep the magic as long as I can, I play her CD in the car and listen to the lyrics and try to sing along. It is wonderful to feel fulfiled after meeting and a concert. Should you have the opportunity to be where she is playing, get a ticket and spend a bit of time in the magic of her music. Time to say good night and blessings for some wonderous magical dreams.  BB, Wyckedvelvet

Enjoy the week and never forget that mgic all around.  Blessed Be.   Wycked velvet

Saturday our grandson, Gustavo came to spend the day and night with us. It’s always something new to learn from him. This, remember is my Super hero.

Summer is finally here

May 8, 2011

The weather has finally changed. The Sun is warming our area of the earth. The green is  spreading.  Oh, and so special, the hummingbirds are back. My lovely hummingbirds.  There’s lot’s of work to be done now. The Community garden has been plowed and the seeds are ripe for planting. The Acequia is running, so the rest is up to us.

Our dog, little, Bear, is getting worse and we will have to put him down soon. It is sad when a loved one must leave. He’s been with us so long. I don’t want him to hurt or be frightened. I will be with him until it’s time to crossover. Bear has been the best friend a person can have. Letting go is so hard.  My heart aches when I think of him not being here. Time will go on but the memories will remain. Spring is rebirth. The end, the beginning and the end again.The middle is our life.