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Sunday, December 8, 2013

Make it a family holiday!

Happy holiday's,I'm passing on some advice i got.make the holiday's about family. Focus on fun with your kids, make it about the sun coming back,The Holly King, Santa, yule/winter solstice,a evergreen tree, holly,mistletoe,the winter witch. Happy pagan things.  Revered High Priestess Char Norton M.W.R.

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From Patti Wigington, your Guide to Paganism / Wiccan

Can you handle the holidays
with your family?
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For many people, the Yule season can be a time of alleviated stress. Grandma doesn't understand why you won't go to church with her, your sister thinks you might be packing on a few too many pounds thanks to all those fruit cakes, your kids are asking why you don't go to church like everyone else at school, and you're stressing out because you forgot to buy someone a gift to put under that holiday tree. How do you cope?
Well, for starters, sit down, breathe deeply a few times, and relax. This is supposed to be a season of joy. Figure out what aspects of Yule mean the most to you, and focus on those. The rest are just trappings. Here are some tips on how to cope with friends, family, and the stress of the holiday season.

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Friends and Family
Nothing says holiday celebration quite like getting together with the people you love. But sometimes, let's face it -- it can be stressful, especially if your family's not Pagan. Here are some tips for getting along - even if your family doesn't seem to want to. Also, be sure to read about keeping your weight under control, regulating stress during the Yule season, and celebrating the season in a way that won't break the bank.
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Celebrating Yule with Kids

Celebrate Yule with the whole family.
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Regardless of how you celebrate, this is a time of year when family is important. If you haven't taken a moment yet to explain to your children why you value the winter solstice, do so. Explain in terms they can understand, depending on their ages. Make sure your kids understand WHY you're celebrating -- otherwise, it's just another day with no meaning. Read Full Article
Also, if your kids are beginning to ask questions about all those images of Jesus that they keep seeing, be sure to read Talking to Pagan Kids About Jesus and Christianity.
If your children love to read, here is our list of Pagan Friendly Kids Books - perfect for keeping your young ones involved during the Yule season!
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Gifts and Giving
One of the most time-honored traditions of the Yule season is that of exchanging gifts. Here are some great ideas for gifts you can give your Pagan and non-Pagan friends alike!
Celebrating the Season

Want a holiday tree?
Have one!
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Many readers want to know - is it okay to have a tree even if you're celebrating Yule and not Christmas? Are there any Pagan carols that celebrate Yule? Here's where we discuss these issues for the Yule season.

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From Patti Wigington, your Guide to Paganism / Wiccan

Are you ready for Yule?
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Yule, the winter solstice, is fast approaching. December 21 is the time when the days begin to get longer once more as the sun returns to the earth. It's a season that has been celebrated for a long time by a variety of cultures and societies. Let's take a look at some of the traditions and customs behind the winter solstice.
For our Southern Hemisphere readers, Litha is coming up in just a few weeks. Be sure to read the links in the sidebar for information about traditions of the summer solstice!

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Winter Around the World
The winter solstice has been a time of celebration around the world. Let's take a look at the ways different societies celebrate, some of the gods and goddesses that represent the Yule season, and Christmas traditions that have Pagan origins.
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December Celebrations

Behave, or Krampus might come!
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Yule and Christmas aren't the only celebrations taking place in December. It's a time to celebrate many other things, including Krampusnacht, Saturnalia, and Hogmanay!
Hello, Santa Claus!
Although Santa Claus is originally based upon St. Nicholas, a 4th-century Christian bishop from Lycia (now in Turkey), the figure is also strongly influenced by early Norse religion, as well as a number of other Pagan symbols and figures.Read Full Article
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More Yule Customs and Legends

Mistletoe is magical!
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Yule is a great season for myth and legend - from the magic of mistletoe to the tale of La Befana, from the Holly King to the tradition of wassailing, it's a great season to embrace old customs!

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 As more people embrace earth-based spiritual paths, it's becoming more common to find Wiccans and Pagans who are rearing children in their faith. Learn tips and tricks for raising Pagan kids, and living as a Pagan family -- how can you celebrate the Sabbats in a kid-friendly fashion, deal with teachers who may be insensitive to your beliefs, and raise well-adjusted kids in a non-mainstream religion?
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Keeping Kids Involved in Pagan Practice
As the modern Pagan movement progresses and evolves, the Pagan community has grown to encompass people of all age levels. It's not uncommon at all to meet families in which one or both parents are Pagans or Wiccans, and they may have kids who follow a variety of religious paths. Here are some tips on how you can keep your children involved in your practice and belief system:  Read Full Article
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Pagan Rituals for Kids

Celebrate the sabbats with family rituals.
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Looking for rituals and ceremonies that work well for your young Pagans in training? Here's a collection of some of our most popular kid- and family-themed rituals and celebrations. Read Full Article
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Ten Activities for Pagan Kids
For many Pagans and Wiccans, it's hard to find kid-friendly activities that celebrate our spiritual path. Believe it or not, sharing your beliefs with your kids is easier than you think. Try some of these simple activities as a way of celebrating your family and your beliefs all at once. Read Full Article
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Pagan parents have the same rights as parents of other faiths.
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When it comes to raising our kids, it's sometimes hard to know what rights we have as Pagan or Wiccan parents. In the United States, we have the same rights as parents of any other religion. Learn how you can avoid discrimination in schools, simply by opening up the lines of communication. Read Full Article

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December Events and Announcements from Circle Sanctuary

Snow is on the ground and our fresh-cut Yule tree will be arriving soon - that means it's December at Circle Sanctuary!  There are MANY events and announcements this month so please join us for a merry finish to 2013!
Events & Celebrations:
Yule at Circle Sanctuary
Interfaith Awareness Week Display & Program
Friday, December 13, Noon-1pm
Wisconsin State Capitol Rotunda, Madison, Wisconsin
Circle Sanctuary is participating in Wisconsin's Interfaith Awareness Week events.  Selena Fox will be among the speakers in this annual interfaith program that celebrates Wisconsin’s religious diversity.  This year’s them is “Sharing the Gratitude. “   In addition, Circle Sanctuary will have a display in the World Religions of Wisconsin exhibit in the Rotunda of the Capitol building from Monday, December 6 through Friday, December 13. Learn More.
'Deck the Halls' Volunteer Appreciation Celebration
Saturday, December 14, 9am - Noon
Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve
Join us for a fun-filled morning of winter fun.  We will decorate the Yule Tree and if there is snow on the ground, go out on the land for winter-wonderland fun.  Bring your snow-shoes, sleds and warm clothes.  Refreshments will be provided.  Learn more and RSVP online.
Happy Holidays Interfaith Open House & Wreath Laying Ceremony
Saturday, December 14, Noon-4 pm
Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve, near Barneveld, Wisconsin
At noon Circle Cemetery will participate in the national Wreaths Across America project, with the laying of 10 wreaths at the graves of veterans in Circle Cemetery.  At 2pm Selena will present a talk on the Pagan Yuletide Traditions.  This event is free and open to the public.  Learn more and RSVP online.
Yuletide Joy Full Moon Circle
Monday, December 16, 7-9 pm
Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve, near Barneveld, Wisconsin
Connect with the beauty of the winter moon and learn how you can work through holiday stress to find your own Yuletide joy.  Selena will talk about joy as a spiritual practice at Winter Solstice time and throughout the year and will guide a Yuletide meditation as part of the evening.  Free, but pre-registration is required.  Learn more and RSVP online.
Winter Solstice Pageant
Friday, December 20 (Solstice Eve), 7pm
First Unitarian Society, Madison, Wisconsin
Come watch as a group of friends ventures into the wintry woods on Solstice Eve and encounters the magic and traditions of the Winter Solstice Holidays.  Register online to attend.
Community Yule Festival
Saturday, December 21 (Solstice Day), 9am - 7pm
Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve
Come explore Northern European Yuletide traditions as we embrace the darkest time of the year and weave our plans for the upcoming season.  Register online to attend.
December Visiting opportunities at Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve
Wednesday, December 4, Visiting hours Noon-4pm.  Tour 1pm. Owl's Nest Open 3-4pm.
Saturday, December 14, Happy Holidays Yuletide Open House 12-4.  Owl's Nest 1-4.  No tour.
Wednesday, December 18, Visiting hours Noon-4pm.  Tour 1pm. Owl's Nest Open 3-4pm.

Internet Radio Shows:
Yuletide Podcasts
Circle Craft Study with Selena Fox. Listen live on internet radio on Tuesday nights in December, 8-9pm central or download when archived online.
Yule at the Owl's Nest
Circle Magazine #116 - Sacred Environment submissions due December 15
Circle Magazine is seeking submissions for the upcoming issue.  The forum topic is on: Environmental activism and advocacy as a religious practice, incorporating sustainability into a spiritual lifestyle, ritual meditations to connect with the sacred in nature. In addition to form articles, we are ALWAYS looking for non-forum art and articles on ALL TOPICS related to Pagan practice and Nature Spirituality!  Read the submission guidelines and submit your work online.
The current issue, Circle Magazine #115 - Family & Tradition, is shipping to subscribers now and is available for purchase in hard copy or as a digital download at Circle's Owl's Nest online shop.
Pagan Spirit Gathering News
Registration has now begun for Pagan Spirit Gathering (June 15-22, 2014).  The theme for this year's PSG is "Heart and Harmony."  'Early bird' discounted registration rates have been extended to January 31.  Learn more online.
Yule Gifts at the Owl's Nest
Circle's Owl's Nest online shop has a number of new and limited edition items available for Yule shopping, including a very limited quantity of the new Visions of Circle Sanctuary 2014 calendar.  All proceeds go to supporting the work of Circle Sanctuary.  This Yule let your gift giving benefit a good cause.  Check out the Owl's Nest today!
That's all for this month!  Happy Yule and many blessings for a magical New Year!

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"Dogs can teach us to become more conscious about the energy that we project. World transformation comes with self transformation. Once you transform the way you think, everything around you changes and that's the beauty of having a dog. We always talk about the unconditional love dogs give us, but it's also the sense of awareness that dogs bring to us that help transform our lives." -Cesar Millan

Walk and touch peace every moment.
Walk and touch happiness every moment.
Each step brings a fresh breeze.
Each step makes a flower bloom.
Kiss the Earth with your feet.
Bring the Earth your love and happiness.
The Earth will be safe
when we feel safe in ourselves.

“Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.”
- Thich Nhat Hanh

If you really truly wish to live Heaven on Earth here - to enjoy the highest of loving relationships - to see the world at peace - there are important TRUTHS you must discover for yourself!

Simply - if you want high vibrational experiences here on earth - you MUST find and live your truth!

Continue to shed and release illusion from your being 

Inspired by Healing Energy Cards

Shared with LOVE always,
~ Lee-Anne Peters
Temple of Balance

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Drombeg Stone Circle, circa 200 B.C., comprising 17 stones, and nearby cooking and hut site, near Glandore, County Cork, Munster, Republic of Ireland

Good Morning Facebook Coven!
So, I am seeing a debate on almost every Wiccan, Pagan, Witch site about Yule Or Christmas do you celebrate one or both? I wanted to know how my Coven felt about this!
I on the other hand do celebrate both. I celebrate Christmas because I was raised that way. My family did not celebrate in a religious way we celebrated Santa Claus and Friends, family, and food. Thats what I want to pass down to my children. Now when I got older and serious about my faith I celebrated Yule as well. When I celebrate Yule its more of the Nature aspect, I light my Yule Fire and do my ritual to connect with Nature and the Earth. I connect with it being the longest night of the year and the sun being re-born. Yule is a time to connect with the crone and rest and conteplate the year and think about the coming year. With the Earth in dormancy and rest its a good thing to do yourself.
Now a new thing I added to my Christmas and Yule celebration and decorations is I add alot of fairies and elves and my Santas are woodland Santas so I tie a pagan touch to my Christmas!
OK enough of me what is your perspective?

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Hermeticism in Theory and Practice: The Seven Hermetic Principles – Principle Five (Rhythm)

*To see previous Principles, please visit the ‘photo’ section at the top of this page, then, ‘albums’. The previous Principles are in order in the album titled: ‘Hermeticism in Theory and Practice.’ -BW

‘When the ears of the student are ready to hear, then cometh the lips to fill them with Wisdom’. 

5 The Principle of Rhythm

“Everything flows out and in; everything has its tides. All things rise and fall. The pendulum swing manifests in everything; the measure of the swing to the right is the measure of the swing to the left.

Rhythm compensates.

This principle embodies the truth that in everything there is manifested a measured motion, to and fro; a flow and inflow; a swing backward and forward; a pendulum- like movement.

There is always an action and a reaction, an advance and retreat, a rising and a sinking.

This law is manifest in the creation and destruction of worlds, in the rise and fall of nations, in the life of all things and finally in the mental states of Man.

…Hermeticists have grasped this principle and have also discovered certain means to escape its effects (using the principle rather than being used by it).

The Master of Hermetics polarizes himself at the point at which he desires to rest and then mentally ‘neutralizes’ the rhythmic swing of the pendulum which would tend to carry him to the other pole.

…the Master, by use of his Will ...attains a certain degree of Poise and Mental Firmness almost impossible of belief on the part of masses who are swung backward and forward like a pendulum.”

Source: The Kybalion, by Three Initiates, the Hermetic Philosophy – Classic Books International

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Ancient Ones of the Old Ways – The Swan Goddesses

“In Swan Lake, one of the world’s most beloved ballets, women are transformed into swans by an evil, manipulative sorcerer.

The story draws on distorted legends of the Swan Goddesses. 

As in that ballet, Swan Goddesses shape-shift, sometimes appearing as beautiful women clothed in white or black and sometimes appearing in the form of swans.

Even as women, they may wear sleeves evoking swans’ wings.

Abundance, good fortune and fertility spill from these sleeves.

Priestesses channeling these Goddesses wore dresses with excessively long sleeves which billowed during their ritual dances.

Swan Goddesses are spirits of life and death.

Many are psychopomps or death Goddesses, travelling between realms of the living and the dead.

They are Mistresses of Transformation who can help devotees become who they wish to be.

Any swan might be a Swan Goddess in disguise, so tremendous taboos existed regarding killing swans.”

Source: Encyclopedia of Spirits by Judika Illes – HarperOne Publishing - 2009

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∞ "If you could step outside of yourself & become your own Spiritual Guide, what would you do? Be Angry with yourself or Comforting? Say how Beautiful you are or point out Flaws? Tell yourself that Life is Wonderful or Too Tough? Say you can Have it ALL or just Give Up? Say you are Loved & Cherished or you’re Not Good Enough? KNOW that the most Powerful Spiritual Guide Lives in your own Heart.” ∞

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Ribbon faery star ornaments! I think I will attempt these in blue and silver for my tree.

"In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer."~Albert Camus..


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Check out this ‪#‎rescuestory‬ from Eve:

After living alone for years, I finally decided to get my first pet. I ended up with a crush on a round-faced orange guy at a shelter; the website said he was 3 or 4 years old. When I drove down and met him, he was even handsomer than I’d imagined. I picked him up, and he put his nose to mine to check me out. I was in love.

After the mandatory waiting period, I came back to pick him up. As I was completing the paperwork, I noticed that his age was listed as 9. The staff confirmed that this was correct. We had one cat while I was growing up, and she died at 12. My joy and excitement drained away; I felt like I was stuck with a fragile, decrepit animal. I will admit that the only reason I took him with me was embarrassment...

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Hi everyone, this is Susan.

Late last week I started with a story about the Seven Grandfathers’ teachings and briefly touched on them. Today I will go a little more in detail about the first Teaching which is Wisdom.

The ability to make decisions is based on personal experience and knowledge. The ability to cherish our personal experience and knowledge is known as Wisdom. If we remain open to others we can acquire more knowledge and apply them to our own life. In turn, by valuing our own knowledge we can then share it with others.

The Beaver teaches us Wisdom. The Beaver uses his sharp teeth for cutting trees and branches to build his lodge and dams which express this teaching. If he does not use his teeth, they will continue to grow until they become useless and make it impossible for him to sustain himself. The same can be said about human beings. A person’s spirit will grow weak if it is not fulfilling its use. However, when used properly, wisdom shared will help bring about a peaceful and healthy life.

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Elder's Meditation of the Day - December 7

"A man should rely on his own resources; the one who so trains himself is ready for any emergency."
-- Oral Tradition, OMAHA

Man is designed to function independently and to rely on the Creator for his resources. If we build our relationship with the Great Spirit, we are ready when emergencies occur. We need to build a trusting relationship with the Creator. We do this by constantly talking with the Creator. It's good to talk to Him many times a day. Then we will realize, even though we can't see Him, that He is always with us and He is ready to respond to our requests.

God, let me remember to talk to You many times today.

By: Don Coyhis

Artist: Martin Grelle

She woke me at midnight to see the
pink snow that lay on the ground - - the only time I
ever recall seeing aurora borealis, the northern
lights playing in the far northern skies and tinting
the snow.
She called me to sit beside her on the
doorstep to watch the evening star nestled in the
crest of a new moon. It was the only time I ever
remember such a thing happening.
She got off her horse on a rocky hill
near the creek and said simply, "The horses are
snorting. A rattlesnake must be nearby." It was
coiled and ready to strike - -but she showed no fear.
she took aim with a rock and we dragged it home
on a rope for others in the family to see the rattles.
She was an artist in her heart, a teacher,
but most of all my loving mother.

I had a dream . . . one small stone appeared
to me that the maker of all was Wakan Tanka.

YULE: The Horned God Rises 
Art by Freyja M at DeviantArt

Bright blessings,




Spells are spoken or written formula, which, in the act of magic or divination, are intended to create or change a particular course of events.

The belief in spells and their use dates back to antiquity. Spells have become an integral part of various religious and magical practices.

Spells are a means of petitioning a deity or deities for a particular desired outcome, and require the visualization of the goal and statement of desire for the goal.

Spells employ the powers of your mind, such as creative visualization, positive thing and positive imaging. Such methods help you to emphasize your mental images so as to better identify with these images and form a clear goal. You repeat your intention to achieve the particular goal and combine it with your projection of will and the invocation of the aid of the spirits, deities or Divine Force.

There are various types of spells. Some are beneficial while others are harmful. Some claim they may be worked on “man and beast alike.”

The purposes of spells are limitless including healing, love, success, money, fertility, longevity, protection against disaster, guard against illness, shield against misfortune, safeguard from evil, exorcism of ghosts and spirits, victory in war, triumph over an enemy, truth in divination, weather control and accomplishment of supernatural feats.

When cast against enemies, spells may be used to bring about illness, destruction, loss of love, impotence, loss of property, failure and even death. The Smart Witch advocates against any spell that will harm another or interfere with their free will.

A positive spell is called a blessing. A negative spell usually known as a hex or curse. Archaic terms for spells include bewitchment and enchantment. A binding spell is one that is cast with the intention of preventing harm or disaster, or to stop someone from performing a particular act such as a murder or rape, or even from spreading gossip.

[Artist: Pat Brennan]

How inhuman it was in those wretches
to come into a country where nature
shone in beauty, spreading her wings
over the continent, sheltering
beneath her shades these natural sons
of an Almighty Being, that shone in
grandeur and luster like stars of the
first magnitude in the heavenly world;
whose virtues far surpassed their more
enlightened foes, notwithstanding their
pretended zeal for religion and virtues.

Charging Magical Tools and Materials

Magic is latent in everything containing life. You can access it and direct it toward your purposes by charging your tools or materials.

Charging the materials is parlance for imbuing the physical components of your spells – plants, stones, fabric or anything else – with your personal energy and the goal of your spell. This is a crucial magical concept: the transfusion of energy.

Charging techniques are spells, and they can be used to imbue any object with your magical energy and power whether the object will be used in a formal spell or otherwise.

Although every spell does not direct you to charge your materials, it is a given that doing so will increase your chances of success.

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Oh yumm I love snow cream!!!! This would be a great snack to make for Yule for those who get a lot of snow!! -Selena )0(

 Snow Ice Cream Recipe – Winter Time Treat What flavors have you tried ? Any tips ?

"By the power of the elements, may I be strong like the Earth beneath me. Breeze through life without worry like the Air. Give warmth to those around me like Fire. Go with the flow of the ever changing tides of life like Water. Most importantly, may the God and Goddess shine Their Spirit upon me in all I say and do. As above, so below. So mote it be." ~ Awen Luna

Blessed Be,

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Daily Devotions of the Goddess 

I am the seasons aged and true in all things.
I am the trees and flowers that grow upon my Earth.
I am the winds of change that moves across the land.
I am the waves that crash the shores of time.
I am the sky that holds the stars, the moon and the sun.
I am storms that flash within the changing seasons.
I am the sounds of life being born anew within the world.
I am the beauty of spring and the harsh cold of winter.
I am the Great Mother, Wheel of Life and call of death.
I am and have always been, for I live inside your heart.
Blessed be thy children.

Lady Abigail
Copyright © 12052013

Cut orange peels into shapes to decorate your Yule tree!

A mermaid is a legendary aquatic creature with the upper body of a female human and the tail of a fish. Mermaids appear in the folklore of many cultures worldwide, including the Near East, Europe, Africa and Asia. The first stories appeared in ancient Assyria, in which the goddess Atargatis transformed herself into a mermaid out of shame for accidentally killing her human lover. Mermaids are sometimes associated with perilous events such as floods, storms, shipwrecks and drownings. In other folk traditions (or sometimes within the same tradition), they can be benevolent or beneficent, bestowing boons or falling in love with humans.
Mermaids are associated with the mythological Greek sirens as well as with sirenia, a biological order comprising dugongs and manatees. Some of the historical sightings by sailors may have been misunderstood encounters with these aquatic mammals. Christopher Columbus reported seeing mermaids while exploring the Caribbean, and sightings have been reported in the 20th and 21st centuries in Canada, Israel and Zimbabwe. The U.S. National Ocean Service stated in 2012 that no evidence of mermaids has ever been found.
Sirenia is an order of fully aquatic, herbivorous mammals that inhabit rivers, estuaries, coastal marine waters, swamps and marine wetlands. Sirenians, including manatees and dugongs, possess major aquatic adaptations: arms used for steering, a paddle used for propulsion, and remnants of hind limbs (legs) in the form of two small bones floating deep in the muscle. They look ponderous and clumsy but are actually fusiform, hydrodynamic and highly muscular, and mariners before the mid-nineteenth century referred to them as mermaids.

Blessed Be,

By Mirella Santana

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Eggnog Truffles Recipe
Prep Time: 25 mins
Eggnog Truffles make a great holiday or hostess gift. Package the truffles in a holiday tin between wax paper.
Serves: Makes 2 dozen or 12 (2 truffle) servings

1 pound white baking chocolate (separated)
4 oz cream cheese
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar (4oz)
1/4 teaspoon McCormick ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon McCormick Imitation Rum Extract
Additional nutmeg for sprinkling

Melt 8 ounces of the chocolate as directed on package. Beat cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar, nutmeg and extract in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed mixer until well blended and smooth. Add melted chocolate; beat until well mixed. Cover. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or until firm.
Shape into 24 (about 3/4-inch) balls. Place on wax paper-lined tray. Refrigerate until ready to dip.
Coat only 12 truffles at a time. Melt 4 ounces of the remaining chocolate in small microwavable bowl on MEDIUM (50% power) 1 1/2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute. Using a fork, dip 1 truffle at a time into the melted chocolate. Tap back of fork 2 or 3 times against edge of dish to allow excess chocolate to drip off. Place truffles on wax paper-lined tray. (If there are any “bald” spots on truffle, cover with melted chocolate that remains on the fork.) Sprinkle truffles with nutmeg. Repeat with remaining 4 ounces chocolate and remaining truffles.
Refrigerate 1 hour or until chocolate is set. Store truffles between layers of wax paper in airtight container in refrigerator up to 1 week.

Saying Goodbye With Grace

I hope this article helps many of you or maybe someone else who may need support right now.

Be patient especially during the holiday season. Everyone is in a rush and it's a stressful time of year...take your time, do not rush...remember to breathe and know you will make it wherever you need to go! Share this with family and friends to remind them of the same!

72 years ago today...^i^

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“I’m a witch woman


on tobacco and holy water. 

I’m a woman delighted with her disasters.

They give me something to do.

A profession of sorts.

Keeps me industrious

and of some serviceable use."

- "Night Madness Poem" by Sandra Cisneros


Image: Song of a Stone Heart by bubug

“But the worst enemy you can meet will always be yourself; you lie in wait for yourself in caverns and forests. Lonely one, you are going the way to yourself!

And your way goes past yourself, and past your seven devils! You will be a heretic to yourself and witch and soothsayer and fool and doubter and unholy one and villain.

You must be ready to burn yourself in your own flame. 

How could you become new, if you had not first become ashes?”
― Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra

Image: Insurgent 2 (2005) by James Juron

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