A Light Goes Out

A Light Goes Out

A friend of mine is gone. I was privileged to be part of her passing, a process that started with her decision to quit chemotherapy, progressed to her move into hospice, and culminated with her last breath. Sitting alone with her lifeless body, I began to wonder when the spirit leaves. When exactly does the light go out? Continue reading

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Mid-Year Affirmation

Mid-Year Affirmation

I believe in affirmations. Used well, an affirmation creates a new habit, making the affirmation is no longer necessary. At the beginning of each year, I create one or two. (Check out my previous journal entry, Creating Positive Affirmations, for more information.) Sometimes, mid-year something comes up I want to address, but is not covered by my affirmations. That’s what happened this year. Continue reading

Hematite Healing Properties, Fact or Fiction?

Hematite Healing Properties, Fact or Fiction?

Many minerals are credited with magical and healing properties. Their effectiveness is different for each person and is based on their beliefs, body chemistry, and how often the mineral is used before the person decides it is or isn’t working. I like to test the reported properties of minerals before I recommend them to others. Hematite is one of the minerals I chose to investigate to determine if its reported healing properties were accurate. Continue reading

Using Seasonal Energy to Let Go (October, November, December)

Using Seasonal Energy to Let Go (October, November, December)

I combined the last three months into one entry to conclude this series, Using Seasonal Energy to Let Go. I did this because October, November, and December share energies with previous months. Continue reading