Please listen to the first group’s story of how the became a choir and to the words in their song. I was in tears listening to them and I also feel it was an honor to hear the Voices of Our City sing. It was an inspiration to me to do more for the homeless where I live in a suburb of Chicago, Illinois. Yes, even in the more affluent towns, villages, and cities all across the USA there are homeless people whether you ever see them or not they are there. Even though many of us have small incomes that next time you see someone asking for money on the street why not go into the nearest place that has any type of food to go and buy them something nourishing to eat or if it is a very hot day get them a bottle of water. After I pay my bills I have barely over $100.00 a month to buy groceries with and to live on every month but I always put $10.00 aside (that in honesty I cannot afford to do) so if I run into one of my towns homeless population I can buy them a little something that is good for them to eat and a large bottle of water or cup of coffee depending on the season of the year. This way I know the money is put towards helping them and not helping to feed any type of addiction if they have one.
Say a little prayer or light a candle to thank the Universe for all you and your family has been given. Remember how blessed you are to have a warm or cool place to sleep, enough food to not feel hinger pains, and decent clothing to keep you warm in the cold months or just to be seen in when you go out anywhere.
I was finally able to take a real walk today. It was marvelous even with overcast skies! Before I left I listened to the USA’s NBC channel nightly news and there was a heart touching short segment of children writing cute and some inspirational messages in pictures and words. When I took my fur girls out for their 1st walk with me in over 3 weeks (sprained wrist than overlapped a mild case of COVID-19) I noticed this type of chalk art on the sidewalk in the direction we walk. Uplifting statements like “Be brave”, “Your with family”, and “Sing a song” are just a sampling of what was written. This inspired me to join children and adults across the country to write my own message. I uploaded it on Instagram on the 1st #chalkthewalk. Please join the children, adults, and myself in leaving a message for others. If anyone can make a # with the name #PagansChalkTheWalk please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can talk about setting up the # tag today Friday, April 3rd. Thank you!
Please keep those on the front lines taking care of infections people. Many doctors, nurses, and everyone else in the hands on part of caring for people with COVID-19 worldwide that haven’t been home in weeks or months because of their tiring mostly thankless job they have choosen to do. Blessings of staying healthy to you all.
I enjoy this video when I am trying to concentrate on doing a post and my home sounds like I have about 20 children living in it. The only beings that live in my home are myself, my husband, and my two small canine familiars. My husband gets them worked up wrestling and/or playing fetch…where he go to get the toy and bring it back more often than the fur babies do…the older one, Cleo, has him trained well. My husband also really enjoys watching golf and I see no point in it (my personal opinion I know many avid golfers) and often will do a running commentary on how one or more of the players are doing. So I pop in my ear buds and this is one of my go to instrumentals to listen to, so my train of thought does not derail completely. Let me know what you think of this video and if you would enjoy more like it.
This is one song off a Yule playlist with 112 songs by Enya and other pagan soloists and groups on youtube.com. This play list includes instrumentals that could be played during your Yule ritual and/or celebration. Some of the songs include prayers and other things that could enhance your Yule.
Each day I will bring you a new song an/or video and/or a back flash from Llewellyn’s Witches’ Datebook (these will range from 1999[1st year published] until 2019) for our upcoming Litha/Summer Solstice celebrations.
Today I picked a beautiful instrumental with amazing pictures and words that touched my spirit. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Each day I will bring you a new song and/or video and/or a back flash from Llewellyn’s Witches’ Datebook (these will range from 1999[1st year published] until 2019) for our upcoming Yule/Winter Solstice celebrations.
Today I pick a song whose melody is from my first winter school program where the teacher for some odd reason gave me a short solo. I hope this song or the melody will bring you fond memories from past winters or give you a new memory to think back on.