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    As Above, So Below (How the Stars Became Our Hearts)

      In the Beginning…   The Big Bang itself may be up for debate, but what’s not, is what the universe was made up of in her early moments. In those early moments, the universe was pure energy. According to CERN, The European Organization for Nuclear research, it took the universe (then made of pure energy) about 380,000 years to condense into the first elementary particles, quarks and gluons. Quarks we’re the very first building blocks of matter. The gluons containing the strong nuclear force that holds them together. These atoms were mainly hydrogen and helium, the simplest and most abundant elements in the universe. These atoms formed huge clouds,…

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    Jazz’s Gems

    Bloodstone         Bloodstone is a beautiful dark green gem with bright red specks in it. It shows up in your life when you need a boost of energy. It is a variety of chalcedony and is also known as Heliotrope. This mood stabilizer is associated with Aries, Libra and Pisces and it is the birthstone of March. If you are looking for something that will heighten your intuition- this one’s for you! It will also strengthen your heart, both physically and spiritually.        If you are anemic, Bloodstone will help. It will also detoxify the liver, intestines, kidney, spleen and bladder. It heals all things related to…

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    The Sacred Spoon

    Balancing Meals – Heart Chakra   Vinegar Roasted Greens The heart chakra represents and manages love, compassion, understanding, patience, and above all empathy. A closed or blocked heart chakra can show itself as a lack of empathy, depression, anxiety, and stress. An open one helps us connect to nature and those around us. A well balanced heart chakra is important in our day to day life and helping your family have a balanced one should be of high importance for a happy and healthy home. In this recipe we have a lot of benefits for our loved ones. It is packed with vitamins A, B6, and C along with healing…

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    Book Review – Heart of Fire An Intimate Journey of Pain, Love and Healing by Leisa Stockall Cartelli

    Book Review Heart of Fire An Intimate Journey of Pain, Love and Healing by Leisa Stockall Cartelli 231 Pages     As a clinician, I am always amazed by the resilience of the human spirit…stories of abuse and trauma transforming people into survivors unexpectedly. Leisa Stockall Cartelli’s story is one of overcoming great adversity in the face of an unexpected accident. At the age of 9, a dramatic event forever changed her life and led to a life of pain, rejection and insecurity. This is a story of learning to love yourself despite your outward appearance. Having overcome many barriers in her life, Ms. Stockall Cartelli speaks of her journey…

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    Gael Song

    The Most Important Druid Lesson of All – The Power of the Heart     I recently went to a Sunday service where folks believe that keeping one’s mind controlled and focused on positives like peace and abundance and health can manifest such things into a living reality. Manifestation into form is the magic everyone wants to access and use for their own purposes. And while I do agree that thoughts hold some creative power, what I’ve been taught on my thirty-year druid path isn’t nearly so simple. The closest thing to manifesting anything into physical reality I’ve ever observed was during energy school in 1996, when staff healers did…