9/21/08

Spirit Fest 2008

I attended Spirit Fest at Camp Chesterfield yesterday and will be going back today. I just want to note on this post that consultation with the stone man, Tom Benedict, resulted in his recommendation for me to connect with the following stones: Orange Calcite, Brecciated Jasper, Magnetite and Epidote. At an energy healing received at a Cincinnati show, he recommended Pink Kunzite. I have all of these stones and wear the pink kunzite most of the time.

I've been wanting a piece of ($8.00)Moldavite and got one. It is suitable for wire wrapping and I will work on that next week. I also purchased ($6.50) Chiastolite/Andalusite which is brown with a natural cross formation - a Christ connection stone.

I also entered their Whimsical Art Show. Since there were only three entries (it pays to be ambitious) and there are three prizes - I think I'll win something! First Prize is $100, Second is $50 and Third is $35............. We were supposed to take a common household item and decorate it. I entered with a whimsical water spigot like the one at this link http://craftbuff.blogspot.com/2007/06/whimsical-water-spigot.html I did get my camera charged up, so maybe I'll get a photo of the 3 entries posted tomorrow.

This morning I found a wonderful website with lots of info on stones http://www.shimmerlings.com/gemstones.htm I am listing it here for future reference.

I also attended the Aretha Franklin concert at Hoosier Park. I enjoyed the old favorites like Respect, Natural Woman.

9/17/08

Just wishing. . . .

I live on a farm. In the spring I can't find any mushrooms on my own property because soooo many "citibirds" (I made that word up, you know, kind of the same thing as a snowbird) are back there hunting them. Where all these people come from or why they think it's okay to take the property owners mushrooms is beyond me. This year, there were so many people milling around back there, deer were running across the fields all day long. Oh, the citibirds will be hunting them, too.

Our recent winds from IKE blew down a lot of walnuts. It's not a good thing for the mower and buckets of them have to be picked up before mowing. While doing this chore, I kept thinking, "Wouldn't it be nice if all those "citibirds" who pick my mushrooms and hunt the deer, would get as excited about walnuts and pick these darn things up?"

9/15/08

Now, just follow through. . . .

Okay, time to knuckle down and really get something done. I've been floating along, waiting for rain, waiting for my house to sell, waiting for interest rates to go up, waiting, waiting. . . . . . . Today I've made some plans. Although I've begun to recognize that I am a better planner than doer, I'm giving myself another chance. Here's my "To Do List" for today:

  1. Plug in digital camera batteries, prepare to take some pictures for my blog and post them.
  2. Weed around the barn.
  3. Start on Dr. Atkins diet.
  4. At least look at repairing the gutter on the barn.
  5. Identify and label two herbs on the farm.
  6. Clean the apartment and prepare at least one stone layout for tomorrow's meeting.
  7. Shut the TV off and listen to my dream recall tape at bedtime.
  8. Do at least one round of the Dance of the Four Directions.
  9. Go to the store and purchase necessary food for Atkins so I won't be tempted to screw up.
  10. Talk to my renter about getting his payment in earlier. Remind him that most people pay in advance for the month. Not six weeks after the first of the month.......I need to discuss a few more things with him but if I get this first one accomplished the rest will roll out of my mouth.........I will call him if he doesn't show up today with the August rent.

That's it......my "To Do List" for today. Better get started.

9/9/08

Wednesday's assignment. . . .

The assignment for our spiritual class at Chesterfield this week was write about who we want to greet us when we go to the "other side". . . . I figured it out. Here's my answer:


This question for days, was in the back of my mind, nagging at me. I discussed it with my friends. I wrangled, wrestled and worried about picking the “right” person to greet me.

Then, I heard that wise, somewhat tired and annoyed, little voice inside my head, “Christine, just like everything else you do in life, you are making this waaaay tooo hard. And, like everything else you’ve decided in your life, it won’t turn out the way you plan it anyway. So, lighten up, have fun with it.”

And, then, I saw him. The person I want to welcome me to the other side. He was a vision dressed in pure white. He wore a sparkling, diamond-encrusted cape over his broad shoulders. He extended his hand and draped a gold scarf around my neck. Then, ELVIS began to sing:


WELCOME TO MY WORLD
WON'T YOU COME ON IN
MIRACLES I GUESS
STILL HAPPEN NOW AND THEN

STEP INTO MY HEART
LEAVE YOUR CARES BEHIND
WELCOME TO MY WORLD
BUILT WITH YOU IN MIND

KNOCK AND THE DOOR WILL OPEN
SEEK AND YOU WILL FIND
ASK AND YOU WILL BE GIVEN
THE KEY TO THIS WORLD OF MINE

I'LL BE WAITING HERE
WITH MY ARMS UNFURLED
WAITING JUST FOR YOU
WELCOME TO MY WORLD