Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Faery Charm

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Stone and Crystal Lore: Black Tourmaline

As I mentioned I will be posting things of interest to me and my path.  Here I begin with some stone and crystal lore:

The metaphysical properties of black tourmaline includes uses to repel negativity and powerfully protect the wearer against nightmares, psychic attacks, malicious magic and all forms of negative energies. Blasting away tension, stress and blockages, Black Tourmaline aids grounding and supports emotional stability.

Moving a post I made in my Morgan Muses Blog from last year.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

This spring has had its ups and downs for me but I must say that I am very thankful for the downs as in retrospect it is those times of trial that spur me on to growth, expansion and illuminating who I truly am. Several lessons have come to light in the past few weeks including the realization that even though you may think you are not feel the Cycle of Healing very much this time around issues are being worked out with or without your direct awareness. I am just now seeing that some of the issues I have been struggling with in past cycles have evolved this cycle.

 In late 2010 I had started with Seminary work full of enthusiasm and determination. I had it in the back of my mind that I wanted to follow through with the first year at the very minimum. I loved working on the lessons but found as the months went on my enthusiasm waned as I felt that I was spread too thin and at about 3/4 of the way through I made the heart wrenching decision to drop out at least at that time. I was more than disappointed with myself as I had so wanted to finish for many reasons. Determination to see things through to the finish, not wanted to waste the tuition money I had paid etc etc.. But I was exhausted, burnt out and was not at all satisfied with the work I was submitting. Not my best effort or ability by far.

Though it was through my work with Seminary that my love for creating artwork was re-ignited. Soon I was researching not only Celtic art but new techniques and the use of colour in my work. This journey into art led me to a wonderful community of artists who encouraged me to start a weekly art stream on Ustream called Morgan's Fancies, a Youtube channel and a blog. I am having a blast that is for sure and my bedroom loft is now partially an art studio!

I have found that some issues that I was dealing with in Seminary have been popping up for me within my art journey as well:

  • Constantly comparing my self and my work to others. 
  • Not believing that my own artwork is as good or as worthy as others in the community.
  •  Hesitating/Procrastinating the completion of projects even though I really want to.
  •  Avoiding working on what my heart truly wants to work on in order not to offend anyone or lose viewers. 
It took an incident within the art community (more about it here) to finally put my foot down and stand up for myself. Something I had not done very often in this lifetime and over the last few cycles I have become more and more aware of this. All this finally drove home to me how one cycle builds upon another. It also gives me pause to look back and see just how far I have come and be amazed at just exactly who I am.

 It is just now dawning on me that I am just as I am meant to be.. Unfolding all that I am instead of endlessly struggling to change my basic nature. There is no need for me to be better. Period. I am worthy just as I am and as time goes by more of who I am is already is revealed not just to myself but to the world at large. I attracting those lessons, people, places and things that will help me along my journey of revelation rather than surrounding myself with verbally, mentally and spiritually toxic people, places and things.

 Currently two books have had a huge impact this cycle and I am devouring every word. They both in their unique ways have hit me like no other books have in the past couple of years. Here they are:

 The Dance by Oriah and The Bodacious Book of Succulence by SARK

Both of these books have so much of an effect on me that I find myself constantly in tears reading them. YES THAT STRONG! The strong passionate feeling that you get in your heart and in your gut when you know intrinsically that something is the truth and is right for you.

So what has come of all this in this past cycle? A new passion for positivity in my life! Working on new art projects and books with a renewed sense of enthusiasm! Life is certainly more energetic and fun these days as opposed to feeling a bit detached from the Cycle of Healing and truthfully with life in general. I needed this as a wake up call as I truly feel like I was living life on auto pilot for a bit too long.

This has been a bit lengthy I know but I sincerely appreciate you for taking the time to read through to the end.

Much love to all my sisters both in the SOA and in the ART World!



To My Own Spirit Be True

An Open Letter to the Art Community on Ustream and Elsewhere:

Hi There Fellow Artists!

I feel the need to share a bit about my current goings on about art.

I love the Ustream/Youtube Artistic Community.  Both my show on Ustream and my Youtube Channel are named Morgan's Fancies where I have in the past posted artwork videos on topics that struck my fancy.  Well I am a time and a place on my journey where my fancies lay in continuing to explore my own path without fear or the need to limit myself or my art. 

I am a spiritual creature and that spirit is Pagan wild and free through and through.  Unfortunately for the last year or so I have let that spirit slowly wither away as I struggled to contain my spirituality, to cage it so to speak.   I have come to realize that my struggle to contain my art and my spirituality  came about because of a struggle I had encountered within the art community I belonged to (and still do).  In this wonderful community of artists the subject of religion is taboo and people had problems with the subject matter of my art.  I ended up making a short video which I posted both on Ustream and Youtube about this.

Anyway I find looking back that I was severely triggered by this incident  and much I would love to say that I have moved on I have to be totally honest with you all and myself  and say that old issues have reared their nasty heads and have not been effectively dealt with.  So here I am longing for my fire, my inspiration and my enthusiasm but these truly are all currently out of reach because I let my shadow issues pull me away from everything and everybody. 

I have been really busy at work for the last month or so hence no streams.  I have also used this time to re-evaluate some things and have come to some conclusions.

I will continue to stream but my stream will be religion friendly.  I welcome discussion on the topic of religion.. no matter what the religion but there will be some ground rules.

1. Respectful Discussion is welcomed and encouraged.  We do not all believe the same things all that I ask is that people be mindful of their words and attitudes when it comes to a differing opinion than their own.  If you find yourself unable to do so then by all means do not attend my streams.

2. No One Way is better than the other.  Agree to disagree in a respectful manner.  If you are uncomfortable with the vies of others do not watch.

I will return to streaming soon but will hopefully be much better prepared with themes and projects posted before hand that way if you choose to attend you are well warned ahead of time.

Here is a list of possible projects in the near futre:

  • Goddess Wish Box
  • My Favorite Things Mixed Media Mosaic
  • Faery Tags and other projects
  • Wheel of the Year Cards
  • Clay Censor
  • Clay Goddess Statue
  • Goddess Stones
  • Elemental Bottle
  • BOS Covers and Pages
I will be posting on my blog(s) more information, inspiration, thoughts and poetry  pertaining to my own pagan path.  I welcome you to join me on this journey or not as you so choose.  I myself have made a commitment to never again try to contain my spirit into someone else's idea of what I should or should not be.

Thanks so much for sticking with me this far..  Many Blessings to You!