Monthly Archives: February 2013

All We Need is Love……..

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Merry Meet and Happy Love Day my friends!  I just wanted to write a quick post…to wish you Love Every day..not just today.  Ultimately, that is why we are all here together on our beautiful Mother Earth.  To Love..to be Love..to spread Love…to accept Love.  And to Love whom we love!!   Here our some of my favorite quotes on Love…..

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“Love has no desire but to fulfill itself. To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night. To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving.”
– Kahlil Gibran

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“Many are the starrs I see,
but in my eye no starr like thee.”
– English saying

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“Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.”
– Alexander Smith

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“Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.”
– Oliver Wendell Holmes

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“So, fall asleep love, loved by me….for I know love, I am loved by thee.”

-Robert Browning

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“A heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others”

Frank Morgan

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“Oh, if it be to choose and call thee mine, love, thou art every day my Valentine!”

Thomas Hood

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“All we need is Love”

-The Beatles

And because I just love it……for my Witchy friends :))

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I would like to say that whether you are single or married or in a relationship..whether you have children, grandchildren or furbabies….You have someone to Love…and you are Loved!   Have a happy Valentine’s day!

Love and Kisses….Autumn

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Blessed Imbolc 2013……

imagesCA3UM5E2Merry Meet friends.  Hope this post finds all of you happy and healthy and enjoying your Winter (or Summer) so far.  I have been happily settling in to my new home, enjoying watching it snow, relaxing by the fire etc.  Despite the fact there are still boxes to unpack, I’ve had time for some fun family days, some reading or crochet, and visiting with old friends on an evening or a day out.

Tomorrow is Imbolc….one of my favorite Sabbats.  Besides the fact that it was the first Sabbat I celebrated, it is also a favorite because I view it as a new beginning Sabbat.  It is the Winter will be over soon, Spring cleaning, thinking of being outdoors gardening, and longer days Sabbat! What’s not to love about that!  Though I love Winter…I appreciate that the Wheel continues to turn and brings with it the warmth of the Sun and all that the Sun will bring!  Also, I’m devoted to Brighid and as this is Her Sabbat I enjoy honoring Her, inviting Her in to my home and listening to what She may have to say to me.

 

Here in Ohio, we have a couple inches of snow on the ground right now and below 0* degrees with negative wind chills temps!  Tomorrow, a big snow storm comes in!!  We expect about 4 more inches!  My Imbolc will be spent sitting by the fire, smudging the house, burning candles and incense, baking and cooking and my Imbolc ritual tomorrow night. My ritual may have to be inside because of the snow and the freezing cold but I’ll step out for a few minutes for some Moon time for sure!  My house is clean and organized (thanks to the fact I just moved LOL) and I can really enjoy the day.  As the Sun goes down, I’ll light the candles.  I’ll throw open the door and invite Goddess Brighid into my home asking for Health, Joy, Peace and Abundance for this coming year for my family and loved ones.

My altar will be very simple this year as most of my Witchy stuff is still in storage.  But a few candles,  some crystals, my Brighid’s cross and some blessing oil is about all I need.  Speaking of Blessing oil…here is my recipe for my Imbolc Blessing oil:

4 drops Ginger

3 drops Clove

2 drop Rosemary

2 drop Cypress

Add to 1/8 cup almond or jojoba oil and blend well.

You’ll love the scent.  Use it to anoint your candles, your altar and yourself!!

I wish you all a very Blessed Imbolc.  (Blessed Lammas to my  Southern friends)    However you decide to celebrate it…DO celebrate it!  and remember that it means that Winter will soon be over and Spring will be here in all Her glory!  Welcome the Sun!!

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deep in the belly

life stirs

not yet formed

but quickening.

slight movement waking,

promising of life to come,

in the dark

as yet unborn.

manifesting, yet waiting,

the warming Earth

stirs.

 

Poem by Deanne Quarrie

Bright Blessings and Much Love, Autumn

 

 

 

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