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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Magical Maine


"When anxious, uneasy and bad thoughts come, I go to the sea, and the sea drowns them out with its great wide sounds, cleanses me with its noise, and imposes a rhythm upon everything in me that is bewildered and confused." 
~ Rainer Maria Rilke

Chris and I spent an unforgettable time in Maine this past weekend. In the above pic you'll find me gathering rocks that 'called' to me. Chris and I have been collecting rocks for years and years, often bringing one or two home from walks we take. This time we were on the beach of one of the numerous, beautiful bays along coastal Maine. We were driving home along Route 1 after having attended The Downeast Spiritual Life Conference.

We met so many warm, friendly, and interesting people at the conference and felt incredibly welcome and at home. The lectures we attended were riveting. Chris and I were particularly inspired by three, separate talks by Rumi scholar, Andrew Harvey. This incredible man is bold, brave, and walks his talk. His message centers on 'Sacred Activism' and one can't help but leave with the desire to truly do one's part to make the world a better place. I left with a CD of Andrew's favorite meditations from a variety of spiritual paths, "Body and Soul Meditations for Sacred Activists," which I know I'll utilize time and again.

I also couldn't help but be amazed by Phyllis Tickle's presentation. The breadth of her knowledge on religion, particularly that of Christianity, is astounding. I didn't always agree with her opinions, but I most definitely did appreciate all that she had to share.

I loved hearing Father Richard Rohr speak. Having just met him that weekend, I have already developed a great respect for this gentle, kind, and loving Franciscan priest. I look forward to reading his books in the future.

Chris and I had the good fortune to attend two wonderful evening concerts while at the conference. Both were a delight! The first concert featured Noel "Paul" Stookey (of Peter, Paul, and Mary) and his wife, Rev. Betty Stookey. The program was One Light, Many Candles , with readings and music that honor and celebrate 'multifaiths.' A real blessing of a performance!

The other concert featured Paul Winter, Paul Sullivan, and Noel Paul Stookey. WOW! To have these three, amazingly talented performers together on the stage made for a night we shall never forget.

On Sunday Chris played piano for a service at St. Francis by the Sea Episcopal Church. I was so proud of him. The sermon was given by Rev. Betty Stookey to a packed-to-overflowing church. Memorable on all counts.

Chris and I treasure ALL the time we spend together but we rarely get away for a legitimate 'vacation.' We will never forget all the people who made this weekend so very special. Thank you!!!




Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Vacation Notice

August 27th: Home again, home again, jiggety-jig! Am once again internet connected and ready to schedule readings. Also have removed 'vacation mode' from my Etsy shop.
Just letting folks know that I'll be gone and without internet from Thursday, August 23rd to Sunday evening, August 26th. I will be posting the same notice on The Spiritual Spider's Etsy Shop, as well. I'm excited to be heading to the The Downeast Spiritual Life Conference and will, no doubt, enjoy sharing what I experience here on the blog when I get back.
 
“When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds: Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great, and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.” ~ Patanjali


Bright Blessings,
Jenny

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Riding With The River's Current

We all know or can at least imagine what it is like to paddle upstream against the current. In contrast, I think most would agree that it is much easier to 'go with the flow.'

Now I'm not talking about going with the status quo here. Far be it from me to suggest jumping on the popular bandwagon of anything, unless doing so makes your own heart sing. Instead, I'm talking about choosing a path that 'feels' correct for you...paying attention to your gut instincts; paying attention to that voice which is nudging you to head towards that which is for your highest and best good; in fact, just PAYING ATTENTION and acting on what you know to be good for you. When we do so, chances are that it can feel as effortless as riding with the river's current. It simply feels right.

Have you ever experienced something being proverbially 'handed to you on a plate?' This can be an awesome experience when what's on the plate makes you extremely happy. Such an occurrence has, what I would term, a magical quality. Thankfully, Chris and I have experienced such magic on a number of occasions, especially over the last two years. One such 'gift,' which came in the form of an important job for Chris, enabled me to attend school for the last two years. Had this not occurred, it would have been doubtful that I could have taken part in one of my most positive, life-changing events. Most recently this 'magic' has manifested in a conference that he and I will be attending: The Downeast Spiritual Life Conference. One moment he's e-mailing someone-in-charge to offer his musical services for the event, and the next thing we know we're both attending! Something tells me that this particular conference will have it's own amazing, positive, life-changing effects! How do I know this? I can FEEL it!!!!

I've found that some of the best things in my life have flowed in. Truth is, on pondering, I've allowed them in. In fact, I've no doubt attracted them...of course, ALWAYS with help from my Guides, Angels, etc. But one thing is sure 'nuff, I didn't block them through fear, anxiety, or worry. Blessings all 'round!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Your Choice

Today I was busily sewing crystal beads on the edge of my black, velveteen Tarot cloth in order to 'bling' it up for some upcoming Psychic Fairs that I'm going to be facilitating readings at. Sparkly beads make me happy. I love looking at them. I love working with them. I love the beautiful colors of such beads.  I love how beads 'dress up' just about anything. I love how beads make me feel.

As I was sewing with my Ma's thimble in place, I was reminded of a long-ago scene straight out of my childhood. Ma was trying to teach me to hand sew. Now if truth be told, she was not a patient teacher by a long shot and I had not yet developed the thicker skin that I have today as an adult. I was extremely sensitive and prone to crying, especially if her impatience got the better of her, and her voice rose as her words became cross. 

I do, however, remember one wise gem that she said at that time. I was fumbling with the thimble she wanted me to use, about to give up because I just couldn't get the hang of having it on my finger. I've never forgotten her response to my frustration. Ma said simply, "Well, you can use the thimble or never use the thimble. It's your choice." Her matter-of-fact words sunk in and I knew it was MY choice to sink or swim. It was a turning point for me. I put that thimble on and never looked back, learning to use it as the tool that helped a needle get into stubborn cloth and come back out again.

I was thinking today, as I sewed on bead after bead, that I often have found myself at a crossroads in life. Should I go forward or should I turn back? Should I take the challenging route or the easy route? Should I stay or should I go? More often than not, it's MY choice whether I want to rise to the occasion or not. Blame does not enter into this picture; personal responsibility and action does.

  

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Georgia Nicols - Astrologer

It's a rainy Sunday here in southern Vermont and I'm busy transcribing for the new book I'm co-writing. Every now and again I take a break and read any e-mails that have come in and whatever is interesting on Facebook. In my inbox I saw that Georgia Nicols' weekly horoscope, based only on Sun signs, had arrived. I generally don't like just 'Sun sign' horoscopes, much preferring horoscopes where my whole chart is taken into consideration, such as what one can do on astro.com. Astro can't be beat for computer-generated daily horoscopes, imho, and they're free! BUT, for basic, Sun sign horoscopes, I love Georgia Nicols. My friend, the Herbalist, hipped me to her. Here's the link to sign up for Georgia's free weekly horoscopes: Georgia Nicols' Weekly Horoscopes. And if you go to her website on a daily basis, you can get her daily horoscopes, as well. She's a hoot and a half! And amazingly spot-on. I'm even thinking of treating myself to buying her yearly forecast before 2013 begins. I like her THAT much!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

August's Free Reading

Calling all those who want to be in August's drawing for one free reading. The winner can choose between one 30-minute Tarot reading OR a 30-minute Psychic Mediumship reading. The reading will be via Skype or phone. An MP3 recording of the reading will be included as my gift to you, if one desires it.

How can you win this reading? Wait for my post each month, which will generally be on the first of the month. Either send me an e-mail (spinningjenny57@hotmail.com) OR comment on the blog post that has the free offer (include your e-mail address so I can contact you if you win). After a few days of having the free-offer-post up I'll put all names in a hat and pull the winner (my random decision on when this will happen). The winner will be on the post that the offer was on, using their first name only (along with last name initials, if needed to distinguish them from others with the same first name). I'll contact that person via e-mail to let them know that they have won. We'll schedule a reading for a day/time that's good for both of us. If you win, please do not enter the contest again for one year. Thank you!

If you do not win this month, your name will automatically go into the drawing for the following months, so no need to e-mail me each month to be included. If, for whatever reason, you don't want to be in future drawings do let me know, please.

The winner for August's free reading is: Francesca