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The Dolphin
by Stacy Quackenbush (1994)

She calls to me from beyond
out at the edge of the reef
I can not join her there
or at least this is my belief
I would walk out at low tide
and stand on the edge
I would talk to her there
as the water lapped at the edge
As it rose higher
I would retreat to the shore
and there she was just beyond
calling to me once more…
Then one day I was late
and I rushed out to the reef
she was not waiting for me
and I cried out my grief…
I thought I had lost her
and the fault was all mine
I dived over the edge
to forever end my lonely time…
But as I touched the crystal surface
I became what I longed to be
my body shimmered and changed
and I became a dolphin of the sea
And out in the distance I saw her
Waiting beyond the reef
and I finally joined the one I loved
and left behind my life of grief.
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Make a diluted mixture using these essential oils to make a natural insect repellent. (recipe below)

  • Mosquitoes – Catnip, citronella, clove, geranium, lavender, lemongrass, litsea cubeba, tea tree, eucalyptus
  • Fleas – Lavender, lemongrass, rosemary
  • Spiders – Patchouli, peppermint
  • Ants – Cinnamon, tea tree
  • Ticks – Rosemary, lemongrass, lavender
  • Lice – Tea Tree, peppermint, cedarwood
  • Moths – Cedarwood
  • Chiggers – Lemongrass, lavender
  • Gnats – Patchouli

A good recipe is (this is like making a tincture)

  • 3/4 C vodka
  • 2 tbsp aloe vera juice
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp of essential oil (you can blend oils together)

Store in a spray bottle

Since this is a natural insect repellent it won’t last as long as a store bought one. Reapply the mixture every 45 minutes while outside. Don’t forget to wear sunblock either if you’re out in the sun 🙂

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(poem by: R. A. Melos )

Still your mind,
and still your soul,
heed the words that make you grow,
listen to the winds of the sages,
learn the wisdom of the mages,
handed down to us from the ages.

Time is ours,
but only fleeting,
hear the wings of eternity beating,
soon enough we’ll all be meeting,
and each of us merrily greeting.

The moon will be full,
and round,
and bright.
And we’ll be wisked away,
in the dead of night.
To the place we are meant to be,
to learn and grow,
and maybe see,
a spectre of what we should be.

Time is ours,
frozen, but brief,
allowing us to release our grief,
to open our hearts and minds once more,
and step through the sacred door,
of time and space, and futures past,
to teach us the spells to cast.
So we may once again be free,
to live and love and blessed be.

So still your mind,
and still your soul,
and open your heart,
and set yourself free,
on this Samhain, I challenge thee.
Learn the truth from mages old,
the truth which was foretold.
The time is right, the night is new,
we can learn what not to do.

Warnings from the great beyond,
we’ll heed them or all cry,
for lies can no longer be told,
when you look me in the eye.
I’ve learned a lesson, bold and true,
and now there are but a few,
who understand the depth of change,
and how we all must rearrange,
our thinking and goals,
for times anew,
if the world is to survive,
for me and you.

We’ve got our work cut out for us,
my friend.
And we must not fail,
before the end,
or all will be lost,
and fate will be no more,
and finally the great beyond,
will close the door.

Time and space will exist no more,
my friend,
my familiar,
we must work to prevent war.
Peace must prevail for ten thousand years,
and we must make sure it does.
Our souls eternal bond will hold,
as our bodies grow old.
Fear not the great beyond,
my friend,
for it is a beginning,
not an end.

Our work will continue for eternity,
until everlasting peace shall set us free.

I came across this recently. I loved it and wanted to share this poem with all of you.

Here is a further explanation for the last part of that poem. First of all, we should all strive to love everyone however not everyone else will show love towards you. When you encounter a hater, don’t hate them back, simply ignore them. Its there job to hate you because you have something that they want. They will hate you until they become more secure with themselves or find someone else they hate even more. So yes, try to love everyone but avoid people who are full of negativity and want to bring you down. Those types of people will treat you horribly and then say statements like “arn’t you supposed to love everyone no matter what?”. That is part of their messed up mind games so they can have another chance to show their hate towards you again. Life is too short.

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I asked God to take away my habit.
God said, No.
It is not for me to take away, but for you to give it up.

I asked God to make my handicapped child whole.
God said, No.
His spirit is whole, his body is only temporary

I asked God to grant me patience.
God said, No.
Patience is a byproduct of tribulations; it isn’t granted, it is learned.

I asked God to give me happiness.
God said, No.
I give you blessings; Happiness is up to you.

I asked God to spare me pain.
God said, No.
Suffering draws you apart from worldly cares and brings you closer to me.

I asked God to make my spirit grow.
God said, No.
You must grow on your own! But I will prune you to make you fruitful.

I asked God for all things that I might enjoy life.
God said, No.
I will give you life, so that you may enjoy all things.

I ask God to help me LOVE others, as much as He loves me.
God said…Ahhhh, finally you have the idea.


(isn’t that lovely?)