Monday, April 30, 2012

Mystic Monday




HAPPY BELTAINE EVERYONE!!!

May 1st is Beltaine. I bet you’re asking, "Wendy, What the HECK are you talking about?"

Well May 1st is May Day. Traditionally you would make May baskets and put them on your neighbors doorsteps.

It's also Beltaine.
If you are following Wiccan practices, or just the energy of the Earth and the old ways, this day has been marked with feasts and rituals throughout history. May Poles were a tradition in English villages. People decorated the village with fresh cut flowers and branches. The flowers were a symbol of the Goddess and the May Pole, a symbol of the God. Beltaine is the time where the God comes into his manhood. He and the Goddess with the nature energies fall in love, frolick and unite. The Goddess then becomes pregnant.

On Beltaine night, two fires were lit and the animals of the village were run between the two as a form of protection. People also passed between the fires as a form of protection and good fortune.

Beltaine is a very magical night that can increase the energy to your healing work or spells.

Happy Beltaine : )

 FULL MOON ALERT!

Saturday is the full moon at 11:35pm est.

So get making your manifest list and burn them under the full moon. Don't forget to set your intent of what it is you want to gain. Ask the universe to provide it. Get specific though don't be generic or you'll get generic. : ) 

This is also a great moon to help finish projects.

 How did everyone do with the spirit guides?  Did you meet yours? I so want to hear if the meditation helped, so please comment or email me about it.




This weekend I was busy with an expo in Eau Claire, WI. I had a great time and bought some more stones. Funny how each one I picked out was a form of Jasper. I'll have to look into that. Expos are done now for the summer. There maybe one here or there. We'll see.

Sunday I taught a Nemeton Reiki class up in Hayward, WI. The resort we had it at was amazing, it was on the flowage and had trees all around. The tree energy was wonderful. Birch being my favorite was very helpful and just comforting today. It was all very cool. : )

Many Blessings All,

Wendy



Wendy Jackson

Intuitive Healer/Reiki Master

www.intuitivewendy.com




Thursday, April 26, 2012

Thirsty Thursday!



What’s your favorite drink?
I thought this week we could do an inter-active post and see what everyone’s favorite drinks are!
Oh, and by the way our bartender for the day will be Tim!


My favorite drink and the one I usually order when out is, Malibu & Orange Juice.

It's a simple fruity drink that doesn’t have that strong alcohol taste and it’s especially wonderful in the summer. Very refreshing on a hot summer evening. I have also ordered this when out for brunch on a Sunday J



My Beer of choice is Bud Light.



Now with that side, I have had a wide variety of drinks, shots and beer over the years! We’ll talk more about them in future blogs J  But for now, I’d like to know what your favorite drinks are! Be sure to include the ingredients, I’m guessing there may be a few readers who may want to try them!

The bar is now open…place your order with Tim!







Monday, April 23, 2012

Mystic Monday


HI All,
We were talking about spirit guides and how to meet them and in general, testing them to build a relationship with them.
This week I've written a meditation that you can tape or read and just do on your own to help you get to the point of meeting your guides. Some people have said they were having a hard time actually getting into a meditation, so I thought this might be a good way to do that. Let me know what you experience!
First, set your space. Take your phone off the hook or shut it off, get your music going if you play music and light your candle or whatever it is you do to get yourself ready. Have a notebook ready for afterwards to write down your experience.
Set your intention:  I usually say something like Dear God and Goddess, angels and guides, please help keep me protected and guide me through my meditation for getting to know you better. In this meditation I would like to meet you all my guides.
Close your eyes and you are going to take three deep cleansing breaths. You will breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth. With each in breath you will breathe in calm and relaxing energy and with each exhale breath you will release all the tension in your body and become more relaxed with each breath.
Deeply inhale breath one; in through your nose, feel the breath enter your chest and calm your body, when you exhale out through your mouth release any tension and stress. Let go and relax.
Deeply inhale breath two; in through your nose and out your mouth allowing all the tension in your body to leave as you exhale. Feel your body relax.
Deeply inhale breath three; breathe in through your nose, feel yourself become the most relaxed you have ever been and calm. All your stress and tightness in your body leaves as you exhale out through your mouth. Relax and send all of your worries away.
As you breathe regularly, know that with every breath you will relax on a deeper level so that you can prepare yourself to meet your guides.
I want you now to visualize yourself floating on a cloud. The cloud is soft and forms to your body as you lay on it feeling comfortable and supported. Feel all the tension in your body drift away. Your neck relaxes and is light feeling. Breathe in and push the stress from your shoulders down and out your feet. Let the cloud take it and the wind gently blow it away.
Breathe and feel your shoulders relax and then move on to your chest. Push all the stress out of your chest and arms down to your feet letting the cloud take it and the wind gently blow it away.
Breathe and feel your entire upper body relax. Now focus on your stomach and hips and with the next breath release all the stress and tension from your middle body down through your feet letting the cloud and wind take it away.
Feel your legs, feet and toes become light as you release all tension and stress from them to the cloud and wind.
Take a few relaxing breaths and let go of any stress or tension that may linger.
I want you to feel your cloud moving slowly. Drifting through the sky and when you feel ready your cloud can slowly and gently drift close to the ground and come to a stop. When your cloud stops I want you to slowly see yourself stand and walk over to the edge of your cloud where you will find a small staircase. There are five stairs and then a small landing and five more stairs to the grass. There is a beautiful garden with a fountain in the middle of it. When you are ready step down onto the first stair. As you descend look around; what are you seeing? Relax and step down to the second stair. Feel the railing that you may be hanging on to and the cool marble stair you are standing on. Breathe, relax and step down to stair three, take the next step to stair four, breathe and relax, step down to the fifth stair that is the platform and see the garden not far from you. You can smell flowers, hear birds and you are wrapped in a feeling of warmth and love. Start your descent down the last five stairs. Listen to the sounds around you. Step down the first step, breathe and see yourself take the next stair and breathe, Take a step down to stair three and breathe and relax. See yourself move to step four. When you are ready step down to step five, which will be your last marble step. When you are ready step onto the soft grass and feel it soft under your feet.
Take a look around, take note as to what you are seeing. Feel the suns warmth on your face. Find the middle of the garden and the fountain that is there. Start to walk over to the fountain. It is ok to stop here and there to smell flowers or watch birds. Relax. As you walk over to the fountain there is a person sitting there. Is the person a female or male?  What is he or she wearing?  It's ok to go up to the person and introduce yourself. This is your time to take a walk with your guide or sit with your guide and get to know him or her. If there is more than one, that's ok too. Ask your guide what his or her job is for you. Is your guide that you're meeting today your protector guide?  Your medical guide?  Your money guide?  This is a great time to ask questions to establish a trust between the two of you and get a feeling of how your guide will give you information.
When you are finished, thank your guide for their time and wisdom. Then slowly walk away from the fountain and feel yourself coming back into your body. Breathe deeply and take notice of your feet and your legs. Breathe deep again and feel your hands, arms and shoulders. Stretch and wiggle around as needed. If you are lying down, slowly sit up before making any fast movement to get to your feet. You may need to take a few minutes to just sit and be. It's all ok.

You did a lot of work today. Great job!  Journal about your experiences, your feelings and what you took in with all your senses.
Remember your guides will always give you a sense of love and trust. That everything they will communicate with you is for your highest good and will never be negative or in such a way that you should second guess. If you are feeling uneasy about anything it may be your ego trying to take over. Bless it and let it go.
If you have any questions please email me at, intuitivewendy@me.com
 if you do not wish to post here on the blog.
Next weekend I will be at an Expo at the Eau Claire Best Western. This expo has free admission. There will be readers, healers and much more. Stop in and always if you come see me mention you're a follower of Mystic Mondays for a discount. :)

 Blessings All,
Wendy

Wendy Jackson
Intuitive Healer/Reiki Master
www.intuitivewendy.com


Sunday, April 22, 2012

And The Winners Are...


I want to thank all of you that participated in the Virtual Bartender Contest! I hope you all enjoyed it. I’m planning a few other contests in the near future, so be sure to stop back often so you don’t miss out on any of the fun J
Now without further delay here are our winners…

Winner of the Skull & Cross Bone wine glasses

Jaidis Shaw





Winner of the Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend wine glass

Lyn Croft







                      Best
                Bartender
                  results:










Best Smile:

Jim *

Molly

James *******

Sabrina ***

David

Erica **

Best Chest:

Allan **

Jennifer **

Mikey *********

Joanne

Simon

Holly

Best Pour:

Alex **

Tina *

Joe

Marissa

Stan **********

Josie

Best service:

Clayton

Susan

Tim ***********

Pam **



Best shaker:

Ryan ***********

Mia

Josh **

Kathy



Best stacker:

Ray **

Matt ***********



Most original style:

Kevin ********

Diane *

Michael **

Patty *

Luke *



Best tag team:

Bruce & Robin

Shelly & Angie

Wayne & Pete ***

Sandy & Jan

Bubba & Earl ********

Penny & Midge **

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Thirsty Thursday!


Thirsty Thursday!
Today is going to be a lot of fun! In weeks past I have given tips on setting up a bar at home. Well every great bar needs to have an even greater bartender! Or as in this case, a great bartender for every need that might arise J
Some of us writers here at Hellfire Publishing like to have little Facebook parties and we always end up at the “virtual bar”. So keeping that in mind, I thought I would host a Virtual Bartender Contest! Simply view the bartenders and make your choice in each category! I have made a template for you too copy/paste into the comment box and then fill in J
Anyone who leaves a comment will have their name entered to win one of the following prizes!

Anyone can join in the fun!

First Prize:
Pair of Skull & Cross Bones Wine Glasses

Second Prize:
Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend Wine Glass


Although not pictured, each prize will contain a few extra little trinkets J
Contest runs Thursday thru Saturday ending at 5:00pm central time
A list of the winning bartenders as well as the prize winners will be posted here on Sunday April 22nd  at 5:00pm central time  Good Luck!

Please vote for the bartender you like best in each category:
Best Smile...
Jim

Molly

James


Sabrina

David

Erica



Best Chest...
Allan

Jennifer

Mikey

JoAnne

Simon

Holly



Best Pour...
Alex

Tina

Joe

Marissa

Stan

Josie


Best service...
Clayton

Susan

Tim

Pam



Best shaker...
Ryan

Mia

Josh

Kathy



Best stacker...
Ray

Matt



Most original style...
Kevin

Diane

Michael

Patty?

Luke



Best tag team...
Bruce & Robin

Shelly & Angie

Wayne & Pete

Sandy & Jan

Bubba & Earl

Penny & Midge


Please copy/paste the template below for easier voting!


Best Smile:

Best Chest:

Best Pour:

Best Service:

Best Shaker:

Best Stacker:

Most Original Style:

Best Tag Team:





So, do you think you know a bartender that could have won a category hands down? Or maybe you think YOU should have been in the contest! Well now, here’s your chance! Starting May 1st  I will be accepting your pictures for another bartender contest! Please send your photos to savannahrayne1@gmail.com with Bartender Contest in the subject. All entries must be received by May 25th. Contest date scheduled for Thirsty Thursday on May 31st

There will be some sweet prizes and a whole lot of fun! Be sure to let all your friends and family know that you are hoping to be the FIRST winner in the Hugs & Nightmares Bartender Contest!

More details will follow soon : )



A Little Side Note:



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Playing in the leaves is something all children do; twins Steven and K.C are no different. One autumn evening the five year olds ask to go out and play until dinner is ready. What happens that night will haunt Steven for the next twenty years. Now with a daughter of his own, Steven is left to struggle with the painful, guilt ridden choice of keeping his daughter safe or help the brother he lost, long ago, the one person Steven always thought he would do anything, to have back.