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Spirit Doll

Published July 25, 2017 by etain1

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Made this spirit doll today and I really like the way it turned out. I used the color purple to represent Cronehood. The butterfly represents the Air sign which is what I am. It has crystals, beads around hip shaw. Feathers also represent the Air sign. Tried to keep it whimsical by adding the butterfly. I burned my intention into the wood branch under the skirt. It was a fun project.

Zentangle Witch

Published May 23, 2017 by etain1

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Knowing is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family. ~ Kofi Anna~

I agree in this quote. I feel education will open up a closed mind.  It is important to continue learning throughout your whole lifespan. Too often people of age get comfortable and don’t strive to keep current in what is happening around them. ” If you don’t use it you lose it” …… Oh so true!

Our Dark Side

Published February 8, 2017 by etain1

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“It is a frightening thought that man also has a shadow side to him, consisting not just of little weaknesses – and foibles, but of a positively demonic dynamism. The individual seldom knows anything of this; to him, as an individual, it is incredible that he should ever in any circumstances go beyond himself. But let these harmless creatures form a mass, and there emerges a ranging monster. ~Carl Jung, “On the Psychology of the Unconscious.”

On the other hand, the Shadow Self is an archetype that forms part of the unconscious mind and is composed of repressed ideas, instincts, impulses, weaknesses, desires, perversions and embarrassing fears.  This archetype is often described as the darker side of the psyche, representing wildness, chaos and the unknown. Jung believed that these latent dispositions are present in all of us, in many instances forming a strong source of creative energy.

We are all born pure, like blank canvases.  But at some point during our childhood development, we learn knowledge that teaches us to separate things into good and evil. The moment we eat from this tree of knowledge, our shadows are born and we begin to divide ourselves.  Furthermore, in our cultural ‘socialization’ process, we begin to sort out those traits within us that are acceptable in society, and those unacceptable traits that aren’t (which are later hidden away).  As Jung said:

What we call civilized consciousness has steadily separated itself from the basic instincts. But these instincts have not disappeared. They have merely lost their contact with our consciousness and are thus forced to assert themselves in an indirect fashion. This may be by means of physical symptoms in the case of a neurosis, or by means of incidents of various kinds, or by unaccountable moods, unexpected forgetfulness, or mistakes in in speech… modern man protects himself against seeing his own split state by a system of compartments. Certain areas of outer life and of his own behavior are kept, as it were, in separate drawers and are never confronted with one another.

 

The Magick of Giving

Published December 25, 2016 by etain1

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My brother had chemo on Thursday 12/22/16. I made this Christmas stocking for the chemo nurses (Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute) and filled it with candy and chocolates. When everyone was connected to their  ……

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Chemolicious meds I gave the stocking to the nurses. Wow, they really liked it and I enjoyed watching them smile. I also made little gift bags for each patient with the chemolicious art on a card wishing them a Happy Holiday. It was like magic because everyone was laughing and getting in the festive mood. A very good chemo day.

 

 

Cancer Positive Article

Published November 30, 2016 by etain1

I submitted this story to Cancer Positive and they published it.

Turning Anguish into Art

November 28,

Cancer Positive     

A Message from Terry:

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Two months ago, my brother Bob was diagnosed with follicular lymphoma, a type of B-cell lymphoma, and bone cancer. Needless to say, it turned our world upside down. When we received his diagnosis, it literally knocked the wind out of me. Prior to that day, I did not even imagine that it could be cancer causing the lumps in his neck. I optimistically thought it could be benign, fatty tumors, but sadly, I was way off base on this one.

To watch my brother cry was heart wrenching. Not only am I his sister. I am his appointment coordinator, his support system, and his cheerleader. He was scared and so was I. Even all my years in nursing did not prepare me for handling the devastating effects that cancer can bring.

Through these dark days, it was time for me to stay positive. It’s time to stay courageous and help him to do the same. To help stay focused, I immediately started to journal my brother’s journey dealing with cancer. It’s my way of coping with life’s ups and downs. After a while, I recognized that my experiences could help other cancer patients and their families. It is my way of taking a negative and turning it into a positive.

I wrote the following poem right after his diagnosis and how he felt after receiving the news. I hope that other families can take solace in knowing they are not alone and to never give up hope.

“It’s Cancer” by Terry Moore

It’s cancer – Oh no,
breathe in, let the energy flow

What will I do,
where to start, I have no clue

I am scared, I am numb,
I just want to hide, I just want to run

It’s so overwhelming at first,
Tears well up inside and I am ready to burst

It’s OK to cry,
It’s OK to wonder why

It’s an emotional roller coaster ride,
I’ll slow down and take it in stride

There is support and hope,
It’s there to help me cope

Asking questions is where I will begin,
I will fight and I will win

 

Lughnasadh Celebration

Published July 31, 2016 by etain1

 

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Our celebration Lughnasadh, also known as Lammas, Festival of First Fruits is the first of three Harvest Festivals. As summer draws to an end, her bounty is ripe for gathering. The first loaves of bread are baked from this year’s grains. Fruits are waiting to be canned or made into pies and jams and while the weather is good, people come together at County Fairs which mimic the Lughnasadh Fairs of Ancient Celtic times.

Look at the beauty of this ritual altar with the fresh fruits and veggies and the baked bread. I love the array of colors.

It is good to give thanks for our life, our blessing, our harvest. Blessed Be

Solitude

Published April 22, 2016 by etain1

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I make it a practice to meditate almost everyday. I might manage 20 minutes and at other times it is only 5 minutes. When I catch myself getting caught up in societies negativity I have to remind myself to not take it personal and to just breathe. By concentrating on my breathing I eventually calm down and let the tension go.

While I meditate I envision each chakra rebalancing. Yes stress does knock the flow right out of us.