Saturday, July 7, 2018

Lost Words that Must be Heard, of the Wise Old Women...from the desk of the crone.

Since time began, the woman was there to nurture. A huge part of the nurturing process was to pass on her wisdom to the younger generations. Her words had special power, just as much power that is passed down in her DNA. Old sayings are called old sayings for a reason. Not because they are old and outdated, but because they have stood the test of time and revealed their selves as TRUTHS. These truths must be remembered and spoken again with good intent because of their  power. In this set of articles, we will go over some of these old wise words ...

There comes a point in the life of most women where an examination of your life is forced to occur. For example Things, maybe circumstances is a better word, that have occurred during her life that have rendered her into compliance. Maybe she has been neglected. Maybe she has dealt with her emotions by filing them away to be dealt with later. Maybe she has even learned to overlook major infractions and buried them deep down inside. Maybe her voice has been stolen from her and she is under the control of others and lost all sense of herself.

This examination may have to occur because of her age or because of her stage. I am going to go with stage because I believe that this can happen at any age really. But there is one sure thing, YOU CAN ONLY HOLD IN SO MUCH. You will find yourself opening up that proverbial filing cabinet to put something else in, but instead it all comes gushing out at once. This can be highly overwhelming , but this is only because you chose to bury the crap instead of dealing with it at the time. Your voice will fight you to come out and be heard. At this point, you have to deal with it, you have no choice but to do so, otherwise it will take you down, make you sick and potentially kill you. You also have to be careful that it doesn't come out as verbal diarrhea. Now you have to be constructive with your words because they do contain power. Power that you have forgotten at this point. You must be heard, especially by you. Recognize that the voice in your head is your own voice. "Truly you are your worst enemy." Here are a few tips from the wise old women to help you get through this .

You may need the aide of another person to help you. Be very careful how you choose this person.

REMEMBER THE GOLDEN RULE....You are not to hurt anyone during this process. Remember, you know how this feels, you have been hurt and that is the reason that you are at this "stage".

1. You must be heard, so choose someone you know will listen. Yes, I do realize that this can be a daunting task in itself.
2. choose some that will hear you out and not talk over you. Choose someone who will not list your faults. You probably already know these things and you don't need to hear them again. Do NOT accept any, "you should haves, or I would haves" You probably already know these thing as well. "Hind sight is 20/20". Pick someone you can trust.
3. If you find that you do not have access to this type of person, Write it all down, read it out loud. Someone, somewhere will hear you and most importantly, YOU WILL HEAR YOURSELF.

* Remember that you a sovereign being--"This alone makes you worthy"
* Remember that you are precious.
* Remember all of the women that have come before you that have worked to make you who you are and remember all the generations of women who will come after you. TO THEM YOU ARE EVERYTHING.
* Find your voice and both keep it as well as share it. There is more power there than you can imagine.
* Find your peace with yourself.

That is all for now...from the desk of the Crone.

P.S. It has been said, "The brighter the  light, attracts bugs that bite" I say GO AHEAD AND JUST ZAP THEM. Not the person, defiantly not the person, ( you don't want to deal with that Karma ), just zap the negativity.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

๐ŸŒบ Hibiscus๐ŸŒบ

๐ŸŒบHibiscus๐ŸŒบ 
A flowering plant in the Mallow Family.
Although not related to the rose family it is also known as Rose Mallow, Rose of Sharon, China Rose, & Aphrodite Rose.   
They bloom in a rainbow of colors, red, yellow, orange, blue, purple, white, pink, and some are even multitoned.
There are over 300 types of Hibiscus plants,
Some are even edible!
Edible Hibiscus is used to brew into teas, jams and various other dishes.
Hibiscus is used in hair and body products too!
The Variety Pictured here are my Purple Aphrodite. 

How to grow๐ŸŒฑ
Can be grown from seeds and cuttings. Sow seeds 1/4 inch deep in soil.
Hibiscus likes moist but well draining soil.
Do not over water๐Ÿ’ฆ.
It is a tropical plant so it likes a warm climate and full sun.
Blooms begin in late spring continuing all summer into the early fall.
Harvesting๐ŸŒฟ
Always make sure your cutting tool is clean and sharp.
If you choose to prune your plant, Prune in early spring. When trimming cut branches just above a node, never cut back more than 1/3 of the branch.
Pruning your hibiscus will promote branch growth and keep your plant full and bushy, giving you more blooms.
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Tip๐ŸŒฑ once the blooms are spent seed pods can be harvested once they turn brown.
Make sure to catch them before the pop open!

Parts used๐ŸŒบ Flower petals, roots, and oils.

Metaphysical uses๐Ÿ”ฎ
Hibiscus can be used in Love spells, divination, and dream magic.
Use dry petals to make a love incense or use in amulets or in a sachet.
 Anoint candles with oil and burn for divination.
Combine rose and hibiscus oil in a diffuser to bring
an atmosphere of love to your space.
๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿ’–
Here is a Hibiscus Page I made for my Book๐Ÿ“–.
&
How I made my Handmade Paper 

Make some Magic!
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Shop Hidden Realms Dry Herbs
for Hibiscus Flowers and More!

~Shine Boldly~
Mary๐Ÿฆ‹

✨ Other members of the Mallow family are
okra, cotton, cocoa and of course Marsh~Mallows ๐Ÿ˜

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Mary's Garden

Mary Mary quite contrary how does your garden grow?
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Follow Along and see me sow,
and learn how my Garden Grows.
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With Chamomile, Mint, Lavender, and Sage...
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don't forget lemon balm is calming always.


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Yes,
this Mary has a garden!
And boy is it ever growing!
Check out all my post labeled
Mary's Garden
for more about plants to help your Garden Grow!

~Shine Boldly~
Mary๐Ÿฆ‹