Cleaning and burning … offering tobacco and sage to Grandfather and Grandmother, thanking Creator for such a lovely day.
Pizza was delivered, and it arrived piping hot! I was impressed at the heat of it and grateful the pizza place is right up the road and they were not too busy. Desert is here too, a chocolatey peanut buttery brownie!
The Fire Spirits are very good at keeping me company. Why, just being able to tend their fire brings a smile to my face and happiness to my heart.
Cleaning the roof wasn’t as dangerous as I had anticipated. Glad I shed the pounds making it easier to maintain balance up that high.
Oooohhhh, I do not want to go in. My fingernails are dirty, my face is too. Need a shower, but the warm breeze is rustling through the leaves … such beautiful music to my ears.
This day, the 8-8 Lions Gate, is a potent day. I spent my time focusing on being positive … however, those pesky negatives tried their mightiest to infiltrate my peace.
Fortunately, just being aware of it, and then choosing a different thought … overriding the uncontrolled dribble that sometimes speaks from the subconscious, makes it easier … this awareness.
History brings us artfully layered garden crafts like making lavender wands. They encase the fragrant flowers in a green woven basket of their own stems, and create artful wands that could ornament closets and drawers to perfume clothes, lingerie and bedding. Science reinforces what our ancestors already understood; that lavender infused a calming perfume that also kept moths and bedbugs at bay.
To make your own lavender wand, gather the longest stems of fresh lavender. Secure them tightly just below the flower heads with fine ribbon and bend the stems back over the flowers like a cage. Use the same ribbon ends to weave back through in opposite directions (in order to leave flowers exposed in a checkerboard pattern): over and under, over and under, until the flowers are encased and you can use the remainder of the ribbon to fashion the handle of the wand.
It’s a great craft to share with kids…and of course, there is a little magic in every wand.
Such a wonderful treat … you just roll it between your hands when you need a pick-me-up and oooohhh … it is heavenly.