As I have probably mentioned here before, I used to create & sell my own tea blends. Tea has always been a passion of mine, and my favorite form of medicine. My teas were all hand blended with 100% organic ingredients. No flavors, aromas or fillers of any kind.
Then came other sellers who were less scrutinizing than me, offering things like “tropical island” or “strawberry shortcake” flavored tea, and using herbs without any knowledge of them. While I always put a word of caution for pregnant women, or people taking medications. So after I while…I gave up.
My regular customers were disappointed, of course, but I promised myself that one day, and one way or another, I would publish my recipes in a beautifully illustrated book. I wanted something as pretty as useful. I’m not there yet, but I can already start with a calendar.
So…I’m thinking about creating a wall calendar for 2018 that will include illustrated tea recipes of mine (former customers will most likely recognize some of their favorites). I plan to have it professionally printed. Each recipe will also be offered/sold individually as a ready-to-download pdf for people who are only interested in a few recipes (vs 12 – one for each month).
Could I please ask you the favor (as well as to anybody potentially interested) to take a couple minutes and let me know about your interest (or not) in my project? I would greatly appreciate it, and I thank you in advance.
Starting next week, I plan to do readings twice a week (Mondays & Wednesdays, from 10am to noon) at the same place I usually teach my Runic Meditations. It’s such nice place with numerous trees (pine trees, eucalyptus, alders, sycamores, coast live oaks…) and a wonderful vibration.
Of course, Runes are my favorite divination tool but not exclusively. What most people don’t know is that I started with automatic writing & mediumship, and still enjoy doing it.
So whether you have a question, need to take a decision, or would like to contact a loved one (those are just examples of what we can do), I am here to help.
Walk-ins are welcome but I do recommend RSVPs since I’m only going to be there for 2 hours and each reading is about 15 minutes long. You will find more details on Meetup, under the Ancient Awareness Group but you can also email me privately at: firstname.lastname@example.org
As Heraclitus once said: “Change is the only constant in life”. This Full Moon was particularly challenging for me. I went from tears to anger, to disappointment…And changes are already occurring.
As much as I like teaching, things are not turning out the way I expected. I think that we all hope to encounter the same type of interest, passion, and involvement in others than we experience. Reality is a bit different. I am currently questioning whether or not I will continue on Meetup.
I am currently questioning whether or not I will continue with Meetup. I’m also considering other forms of teaching/communication (see my blog post on The Limiting Nature of Words). The truth is I’m not a new-agey, Reiki, angel & sparkly fairy kind of person – this world doesn’t attract me and is starting to make me sick to my stomach. I don’t see myself quite like a witch either (though I have the greatest respect for real witches) because I’m not into rituals (that’s one of the reasons why I went with shamanism). I’m kind of something in between, which makes my path a bit more complicated to define. But I’m starting to see where I’m heading (“the roots lie beyond the smoke” – see my post on The A-ha Moment in my Healing Tradition).
The Virgo in me is at service, but I don’t think it is to people directly. I think I’m just a middle woman connecting the past with the future, trying to bring back from extinction and redefine an old tradition, and keep the balance with the 9 worlds (and the folks that dwell there). I’ve always been a loner (it was not always a choice though) and the greatest disappointments in my life have always come from people. One cannot help or heal people who are not willing to do the work in the first place, so why bother? Within the past few months, I have felt the increasing appeal of silence. Words are losing their appeal and their enchantment, I’m starting to wonder if they truly have the same meanings for all of us.
I’m going inwards (not just because it’s the Fall), rejoicing in the simple pleasures that have a meaning for me and make me happy. I’ll share what needs to be shared in one form or another, but I’ll stick to my path. As for today’s reading, here it is:
Still dealing with the energies of the Full Moon, which was particularly intense for me. Othila, Fehu, Hagalaz : the shaking of my core values & my beliefs… All the things that truly matter to me & make me who I am (emphasized by the heart chakra). But this is worth it because it'll help refine my path and goals. This rather intense period of transformation will lead to growth and true 'wealth'.
A picture, drawing or an art piece is worth a thousand words, and yet words can be so limiting. The act of creation itself is wordless. It is dreamt, felt, experienced, envisioned. It’s etheric & esoteric knowledge passed down from the other realms.
Why should everything be transcribed into words when things should be experienced in the first place? That’s what I’d like to teach people: not to take my words for granted – they are derived from my own studies and experiences – I want them to experience too and draw their own conclusions.
This is what teaching is about, the student(s) should outgrow the teacher through their own experience. But knowledge needs to be first shared, in order to ignite everything else…