HeartStrong = Intelligence of the Heart, Mind & Soul in Balance

HeartStrong has been a keyword for me in the last several years. It has been what I have been striving for, but I have never been able to put into words what this means for me.

Through reading The Secret Teachings of Plants: The Intelligence of the Heart in the Direct Perception of Nature by Harold Buhner, this concept has become so clear to me. However, the doing part, I’m still working on… I wish I had found this book years ago.

I don’t think my life would have been as chaotic in some regards `;~) There was so much that I did not understand about myself and how my perception of the world worked. I don’t think I would have lost so much of myself if I had understood that I was different for a good reason, not because I was fucked up `;~)

granted I may be fucked up in some ways, but not about this `;~)

So, here I am now, trying to find my way back to my path. I find it very interesting that my path is a very grounded path considering, I have very little Earth in my natal chart… The only Earth I have in my chart is Virgo Rising…

There are two camps, about this sort of thing – no element in a chart… Camp 1, says that you don’t have issues with that element for this life engagement. Camp 2, says that you will have major issues with that element.

I think both of them are right in a way. I’m not good with money, I’m not what folks would call grounded, (stop laughing), and I’m full of whimsy `;~) Yet, at the same time, I have a strong connection to Earth and all her creatures. So strong in some cases, that it freaks me out and I run from it which creates an issue. So, yeaaahhhh….

Anyway, two of the major components of my path are dancing and herbs. I find that when I am dancing, I am at my most grounded and centered. Alot of my magick and psychism comes through dancing.

I cannot express to you how much joy I get from teaching dance. I hope that all my students come away feeling even just a smidge of the joy I do and find peace in themselves.

As for herbalism, there is nothing like better than to open the doors to my herb cabinet and just soak in all those wonderful scents. it is as if Earth, Herself, is welcoming me home!

I don’t think there will ever come a day when I wont want to just indulge myself in plants and share with them my wonder and love.

This is why I do what I do `;~)

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Social Media & the Interwebs

I used to be really up on the internet and all the happening sites and programming and I loved it.. I was a programmer and I ate it up. But then, I got burnt out and my life fell apart. I got a divorce, moved too many times to count and my computer died. I couldn’t afford internet and didn’t have the time or energy to keep up on stuff since I ddn’t have to because I wasn’t programming anymore.

Now, I’m in a better place, life is good and I’m not fighting the ups and downs. My life is no longer a roller coaster called The Tornado. After almost 5 years, my life has calmed down and it no longer feels like I’m in the eye of the storm `;~)

However, teh changes in technology are mind boggling!!! I feel like I’m swimming in circles and getting no where sometimes. It has been hard to get back into the flow of the internet. Twitter makes no sense to me… It took me a long time to get up to speed with FaceBook and now that has all changed again.

Twitter does seem to be interested and a good way to find out about all the crazy things that grab folks attention, but it is bewildering.

I love blogging and am enjoying it immensly. I’ve had a livejournal for years but hated how it was so insulated in it’s own world. So I’ve enjoyed coming over to blogspot, but it is harder to find things and then I have to remember that everything isn’t right there at my fingertips and I have to go check the blogs I”m following. There is no easy way to navigate the blogosphere 😦

Do you have a website? Do you think there is a need for a website with the way blogs and the social media works today? Do you have seperate blogs and twitters for personal and business?

So, tell me what are some of the greatest new web gadgets, websites, and technology that you love? What do you absolutely love on the web today?

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Products now available on Etsy

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Finally getting my products up on Etsy! YAY! Please come and visit my shop, you never know, you may find the very thing you need `;~)

I currently have my Bless My Home Incense and my new product Love Be Mine . By the end of the week, I plan to have Harm Me Not Incense, a home protection incense, and Brigid’s Mantle Incense , a great incense for when the weight of the world is on your shoulders, you need to rev up your creative juices, working healing rituals for someone or Earth (She really needs to feel our love right now!!!), and more!

Some come by for a spell and visit The Shining Isle at http://begraven.etsy.com !

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It’s a virtual fantasy land here with rabbits, stars, birds, and feathers `;~)

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I want to thank everyone who liked my Bead Soup Necklace, I think I will call it “Bambi.” I agree with Amber Dawn Inventive Soul that is definitely shouts out BAMBI `;~) I had so much fun making this necklace! Shannon of For My Sweet Daughter made the beautiful copper etched rabbit pendant and the birdsnest too! Please go and take a loot look at her beautiful work `;~)

I hope to get back into the studio tonight and make some earrings to go with this necklace. So we will see where that takes me `;~)

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Right now, I’m so excited cause my huge herb haul came in on Monday and I have been dying to get into them!!! I spent Tuesday night reading up on some ideas and I can’t wait to try them out! I also have a couple custom orders on my plate at the moment that I am really excited about `;~)

I’m also going to try my hand at making incense cones! I have some makko powder that I’m just itching to mix into some of my standard recipes and see how they compare. I might start offering incense loose and cone if it works like I’m hoping `;~)

Peacock  feather tattoo!

I finally got my peacock feather tattoo that I have been wanting for the last year. I’m so very happy with it!

I hope each and every one of ya’ll have a blessedly beautiful weekend `;~)
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