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Happy & Blessed Samhain!

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Samhain is the Celtic fire festival from which Halloween derives. Marking the passing of summer into winter, a time of death and then rebirth, it is traditionally a time of reflection, honoring the dead, and looking ahead to the coming year, both in terms of personal change and goals, and in terms of the Earth’s future.At Samhain, ghosts and spirits pass over into the physical world. But while traditions such as fires and carved pumpkins are designed to keep away the evil spirits, other souls of the dead are welcomed and honored.


The Celts believed that the veil between worlds was thin at this time, particularly in the midnight hour between Samhain Eve and Samhain. As spirits of the Otherworld pass into that of the living, so began the perfect time to connect with the souls of deceased loved ones and ancestors of long ago.
Today, those celebrating Samhain will honor the ancestors through ritual, meditation, spells, altars and shrines. It is a wonderful way of remembering loved ones who …

Friday fill-ins

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Friday Fill -ins...


My first time participating in this meme!


And...here we go!




1. It was a dark and stormy night, just the kind of night I love!I stared out the window and enjoyed the magnificence of the lightning in the sky!


2. Nobody wanted to go there,so I offered to take the books myself.


3. Rushing out, this morning late as always...!



4...I think I heard a howl....in my haste I stepped on the cat's tail!



5. Shhhh...hide behind the door and say Boo!!just as they walk in the door!






6. I've eaten lettuce all day and it's halloween!Now give me something GOOD to eat!




7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to playing my games on facebook and writing in my blog!, tomorrow my plans include cleaning the house and then going Trick or Treating and Sunday, I want to go see paranormal activity....sort of!I'm scared!!


Witch ATC's and more....

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These are ATC'S I made in celebration of Samhain or more commonly known as Halloween.The little girl witch was sent as a swap on swap-bot.com
The other two i'm keeping unless someone is interested in trading for them.

Of course whenever I make ATC's,Kylie joins me and makes some of her very own.
These are Kylie's creations:


Aren't they lovely ,sparkley and colorful?!
This is Halloween week and I am so excited!
it is my favorite holiday!

What are you cooking up this Halloween?

Diwali

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I just learned about the Indian festival ,Diwali.The doctor I work for is from India and we had the day off today, so he could spend the day with his family in observation of this holiday.I love learning about different cultures and their customs and religions.I asked the doctor to tell me about Diwali.
Diwali falls on a new moon day in the month of October or November.The word 'Diwali' is the abbreviation of the Sanskrit word 'Deepavali', which means 'rows of lights'. Diwali is a festival of lights,it is the biggest festival of India that celebrates the victory of good over the evil.

On this day people  clean their houses,wear colorful new clothes,aet delicious food and sweet treats,light candles and "Diyas" (small oil lamps)all around their house.Lakshmi-Puja is performed in the evenings when the tiny diyas of clay are lighted to drive away the shadows of evil spirits, devotional songs- in praise of Goddess Laxmi are sung and Naivedya of traditional …

Musical Moday ~ Rainbow Connection

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It's been a whole week since I've added anything to my blog.Mostly because I've ben sick with a double ear infection and throat infection.Was feeling very drained after working all day being sick last week.But I didn't want to miss the chance to do my Musical Monday this week,even if I am posting it very ,very late.
This week I chose The Rainbow Connection.it's such a sweet song!I love it with Kermits voice.

I included the lyircs after the video.
I love the part that says:
Someday we'll find it

The Rainbow Connection
The lovers, the dreamers and me!
I am most definitely a dreamer.I dream of a world free of war,hunger,pain,hatred,disease...etc

Speaking of dreamers, last Friday,October 9th, was John  Lennon's birthday. Whenever I am able to ,I like visiting Strawberry Fields in NYC on this day. People from all over gather ath this part of Central Park to commemorate John.

People bring their guitars and everyone sings John & Beatle songs.Candles,apples,flowers and …

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Musical Monday~Mother

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For Musical Monday I chose this song being that my previous post is about my♥ MOTHER. ♥






Mother ( LP Version ) - Donna Lewis


Lyrics:

And I can hear you calling my name
Your healing hands smooth away the pain
And I can hear you whispering it?ll be alright
You'll stay until the night breaks into day
You are my light in the dark
You stand beside me you take my hand show the way
You?re here to guide me you give me the strength that I need
You giver me shelter
You gave me life you give me love
You are my mother
And when you hear me calling your name (I hear your voice)
You touch me with your chosen words
Everlasting faith everlasting love is the greatest gift you have
Believing understanding me
You are my light in the dark
You stand beside me
You take my hand show the way
You?re here to guide me
You give me the strength that I need
You give me shelter
You gave me life you give me love
You are my mother
Closer closer
Closer to heaven are you
You are my light in the dark
you take my hand and show me the way
You give …

A Strong Woman...thoughts about my mother

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I really like this.The words are so true. I believe there is a lot of strength in women ,a lot of resilience.
I think back to what my mother had to endure.How she had to  do back breaking work for long hours to support her children.That took courage and faith.Lots of faith. I remember the hardships she went through,the endless struggles,dissapointments,worries.The lonliness and bitter tears she cried when we had to be in another country,away from her,so she could work and support us.I know of her disillusion with love.Love that mostly hurt.Twice she gave her heart,her love ,her soul only to be abandoned or cheated on and used.She told me it was worht it,just to have us.We were her joy.Her reason for going on!My but that woman had inner strength! She never  gave up,orrelied on anyone but herself to take care of us.I am deeply grateful to her.She is my mother.Her role was that of a mother and father to us,because those fathers were not around.Never did they wipe a tear,sit by hospital be…

International Day Of Non-Violence/ Gandhi's Birthday!

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I wanted to post this today because this is one of the people I hold great admiration for.He was a great spiritual leader, peacemaker and humanitarian.



Octobert 2nd has been declared  International Day of  Non-Violence in honor of Mohandas K. Ghandi's Birthday. This was decided on June 15th 2007 by The United Nations General Assembly as an occasion to reaffirm the “universal relevance of the principle of nonviolence” and the commitment to “a culture of peace, tolerance, understanding and nonviolence” advocated by Gandhi.
Gandhi established the principle of non-violent resistance that was used by later revolutionaries like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr in Americas Civil Rights struggle and Nelson Mandela in South Africa.
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 A deeply spiritual man, Gandhi lived a life of simplicity.




He lived his beliefs,which  included: PEACE,Compassion,faith,truth and non-violence. There is so much  to be learned fro…