Monday, October 27, 2014

Mystic Monday

Happy and Blessed Samhain!

Today’s blog is nothing but fun Halloween facts.

Halloween is the second grossing holiday after Christmas.

Samhain is the last of the harvest festivals marking the beginning of winter and the end of the harvest season. It is a time when it is believed that spirits and fairies can easily move throughout our world. There is a belief that souls of the dead could revisit their homes. Places at the dinner table were often set for the dead to welcome them home for the night.

Carving pumpkins is an American thing. In the U.K. and Ireland they historically carve turnips and potatoes. 

Did you know pumpkins come in other colors? Green, yellow, red, white, and blue are some other color varieties other than orange.

Souling is a tradition of going door to door offering prayers for the dead in exchange for soul cakes and other treats.

Mumming is a tradition of parading in costume while chanting and play acting.

Samhainophobia is the fear of Halloween.

50 percent of children prefer their Halloween candy to be chocolate. (Smart kids) 24 percent prefer non chocolate and 10 percent prefer gum.

Ireland is thought to be the birthplace of Halloween.

If a person wears his or her clothes inside out and walks backwards on Halloween it was believed they would see a witch at midnight.

Both Salem, MA and Anoka, MN are self-proclaimed Halloween capitals of the world. Okay, really in my book Salem hands down! Sorry MN you may be a “safe and family friendly” place for Halloween, but Salem has the haunted history in my opinion.

In the U.K. people would dress up in disguise and go from house to house singing in exchange for food. Some went house to house threatening mischief if not welcomed.

Tootsie Rolls were the first wrapped penny candy in America.

Snickers bars are ranked #1 for Halloween candy.

Hope you all found these facts I found on the internet to be fun. Have a safe and Spooky Halloween!

Next week we start with scrapping the 101 stuff and moving a little deeper with the blog.

Blessings All,

Monday, October 20, 2014

Mystic Monday

Thursday the 23rd is the new moon. Time to release what is not serving your highest good.

Hi All,

I have been through a lot this last month and I have been getting my energy worked on and releasing a great deal of trapped emotional baggage so I will say it’s been hard for me to write the blog.

This weekend is no different as of lately with trying to recover myself and write. With that said I’m not sure how long this will be.

Halloween is fast approaching. This is a time of the calendar turning to the end of the year and the beginning of the new. It is also a time when the veil between the worlds is thin. I’ve felt some of the Halloween energy starting already and wonder what this year will bring now that I am becoming clearer in my energy and working through my stuff.

Let’s talk a little about personal energy 101. You should be clearing your energy daily and several times if you are feeling drained. During the day you can take time out to cut your energy cords. Do you remember what those are? Energy cords are the cords we connect to people and they connect to us when we come into contact with the outside world. You can bundle and sever these cords as much as you would like, to feel lighter and more connected throughout the day.

Next, you can clear your energy daily with smudging during the morning and at night. I use Palo Santo wood because I don’t like the smell of sage. To smudge yourself, light your sage wand or piece of Palo Santo and then after letting it burn a few seconds blow it out; you should have a good stream of smoke going. Fan that smoke over your body asking that you be cleared of any energy ties from other people.

We have been doing chakra clearings and touching on the chakras one at a time. Working on your chakras helps to release trapped cellular memories and past life memories, helping you maintain balance in your energy.

If you are having a difficult time clearing yourself you can call upon Archangel Michael to help you release all the cords by having him sever all of them with his sword. 

Remember after your energy work session you should ground yourself. Always start your session with a prayer of intent. End with a prayer of thanks. It may also help to start your session with centering your self.

Until next week, stay balanced!  : )

Blessings All,

Monday, October 13, 2014

Mystic Monday

Due to Wendy being on retreat this past weekend and not getting home until late, Mystic Monday will return next week.

Don’t forget you can purchase the eBook copy, or a print copy of Mystic Monday the Book to help you with any questions you have, better understanding or simply to remind you of things. A great reference book for the beginner!

In 2011, I was asked by author, Savannah Rayne, to do a weekly spot on her blog…and “Mystic Monday” was born. Since then, each and every Monday I have shared a collection of beginner’s basics with our readers, including what I have studied, the knowledge I have gained, and what I have come to practice since my days of being a Reiki student. I am now a Reiki Master. In addition, as a child I realized I had the capabilities to communicate with earth-bound spirits. This book combines my personal experiences with both of my gifts into one place, to help those who seek to learn more about Reiki, and the after-life.

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Blessings All and have a great week!