Nervous Excitement – A Daily Prompt Post

Wedding Day – A Haiku

nervous excitement
her big day approaching fast
flowers in her hair

 

Today we where asked the following from Daily Prompt:

It’s the night before an important event: a big exam, a major presentation, your wedding. How do you calm your nerves in preparation for the big day?

That depends on what the occasion is. Would you really want to miss the part of the tingling, nervous butterflies that come with good news, such as when you are about to get married, or go on the trip of a lifetime, or move into the house of your dreams?

I think not! This excitement is not something to mask or get over, but to savor. After all it is a milestone that often is only reached after time and energy spend, after careful planning, after many actions that brought you to the point, right before the realization of a dream.

Savoring and relishing in that moment of being at the brink of greatness – in which ever form it expresses itself – is a blessings. It is a chance to be grateful for having made it this far, and a chance to hope for many more moments in your life, just like it it.

What is your approach to a big, important event? What do you think about the nervous excitement that comes with it, and how do you deal with it?

Here is what others wrote on the subject today:

http://sugarcoatingsince91.wordpress.com/2014/10/04/music-as-expected/

http://badosto.wordpress.com/2014/10/04/daily-prompt-big-day-ahead/

http://guthonestfaith.wordpress.com/2014/10/04/no-way/

http://tombalistreri.wordpress.com/2014/10/04/calm-before-the-storm/

 

 

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Empowered

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We are empowered by our friends, online or offline, sometimes more then we are empowered by those who are a part of our biological family. Many times, our private little cheering section (or the friends who tell us like it really is) are what keep us from holding back, giving up, breaking down.

With that in mind, I want to take this opportunity to examine our own ability to be that cheering section, that encouraging, needed friend. A little act of kindness, and a moment to stop, and write a few encouraging words to someone who might not be a “friend” in a traditional sense, can mean the difference between a good day and a really bad one, or a devastating decision and the realization that there is hope.

The internet in particular can be a world filled with trolls and unkind voices. We can be different though, we can choose to be the empowering.

So I will challenge myself to be more of that person, who empowers, who sits in the cheering section, even if that cheering section might be in front of a laptop half across the world from you.

And I would love for you to join me!

Here are some bloggers who have inspired me today:

http://spectrumbloggers.wordpress.com/

http://kate0murray.wordpress.com/2014/05/07/out-of-my-comfort-zone/

http://reaspracticeblog.wordpress.com/2014/05/07/witness-protection/

http://marthakennedy.wordpress.com/2014/05/07/fear-itself/

http://tnkerr.wordpress.com/2014/05/07/daily-prompt-witness-protection/

http://bloggers4peace.wordpress.com/

 

Shared Lucid Dreaming – Is It Possible?

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I have just recently heard about shared lucid dreaming.

As a lucid dreamer myself, I have never deliberately shared a dream. While I have found myself in my daughters dreams before, it was not a deliberate attempt to enter that space. Just like in our day to day linked connection of shared thoughts, it “just happened”, there is no prying, just an awareness of each others presence and our link, the same perceptive link I share with my husband. We are tuned in the same “channel”, if you will.

So lets imagine that prior consent has been given. Is shared lucid dreaming possible?

If psychic links are possible, either through a personal connection or through deliberate focus, such as during a reading, then lucid dreaming would be only an extension of that, and therefore possible. At the same time, the deliberate focus is next to impossible in dream state, at least in my experience, where the dreamer tends to be passenger, the observer, rather then the active director of the occurrences.

Considering that any type of dreaming entails messages, it is also a question in my mind, if that is even wise. During the time where our conscious mind should be out of the way, should we consciously apply a focus to another act? I see it wiser to connect with another during a dream/wake state, such as a trance during our waking hours. This aspect of connection on the spiritual plane leaves our sleeping time to exactly its purpose – rest.

Have you experienced lucid dreaming? What are your thoughts on shared lucid dreaming?

Careless Whispers – Words Are Power

One magickal principle suggests that words are powerful. Words create worlds, our chants, our spoken spells, and our prayers are an aspect of that.

But the power of words go beyond the times when we deliberately create change. The carelessly uttered words about another, a group of people and also about ourselves are just as important, specifically if they are repeated often.

Examining how you speak about yourself is an essential part of spiritual growth. Do you speak ill of yourself, do you put yourself down on a regular basis or do your words empower you? Becoming first aware and then moving to adjust your uttering just be a priority. Those words spoken in automatic terms are often an indicator of your inner well being, and therefore an important indicator to you what you need to work on.

So think beyond just the times what you say when you are in front of your altar or in conversation with others, but consider how you speak about yourself to yourself.

Hail Hecate!