A spell to bring a little magic to the month of January –

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‘Most of us have blown out candles on a cake and made a wish. But did you realise that’s candle magic? And you don’t have to wait until your birthday to do it. January is the perfect time to focus on what you want from the year. Find a quiet place and concentrate on your wish while lighting your candle.
Let your mind fill with your wish as you watch it burn – picture your wish coming to life. Then gently blow out the candle. Legend has it that you should always use a new candle as old ones retain previous energies and you should choose a colour to reflect your wish. Red represents courage and love, orange for attraction, gold for money white for purity and truth and blue for health.’
The Magpie and the Wardrobe by Sam McKechnie and Alexandrine Portelli

I have just finished reading a really poignant and lovely book ‘The First Last Kiss’ by Ali Harris – took me a couple of chapters to get the hang of how the story was being told, but once in, I just revelled in it. Written in the first person, Mollie (she is a ‘to do list’ person like me) and there is a smattering of her – TO DO lists throughout the book. However towards the end, her partner/husband decided enough was enough and showed her a new way of making a list – a ‘to be’ list. Maybe some of us should try making one of these instead sometime e.g.
I want to be able to live life as fully as possible
– I want to be with my family and friends                                               Scan_20160121 (3)
– I want to be able to take time to plan my life carefully and not cram as much as possible into it
– I want to be as positive as possible, especially when trauma hits
– I want to be happy and fulfilled
You might even think of doing a ‘to be’ list for someone you love
It is a different way to look at things, especially at the beginning of this New Year

Back in November I had a wonderful day at an angel workshop run by Chrissie Astell. She is an inspirational lady and one that I would love to sit down with and have a one to one chat. She told us about many things connected to the angels, some of which was totally new and others a good reminder. I will be using some of her information in the next few blogs. These workshops are also a wonderful place to meet like minded people – many of whom had travelled long distances to be there. The reason that I mentioned the workshop, was that she introduced us to an incredible written passage.
If possible, I would really like you to print out the words and then find somewhere quiet and read them out aloud to yourself – they are very powerful
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Marianne Williamson
Is that not inspirational?

And just to finish off my latest fridge magnet given to me by a lovely friend
‘Truly great friends are hard to find….
Difficult to leave….
And impossible to forget’