Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Yule Magic Blog Party

This season has been full of many challenges, but many things to be thankful for as well. In thinking about this post and what magical gift I could bestow upon you, my thoughts could not help but drift to  the scene in Sleeping Beauty where the fairies each bestow a gift upon the young princess as she slept in her crib as a babe. What gift would I give if that were me hovering there, wings too small for my not so sparse frame? What great insight could I offer? 

My gift to you, my wonderful friends, shall be threefold. 

1. Body- My gift to you would be health of body. Without our health, what do we have? After living through a cancer scare in the early part of this year, I can appreciate this gift.

2. Soul- Take the time to listen to some music that soothes your soul. As I write this, I am listening to Michael Brant DeMaria's Bindu album. It is as lovely as the cup of tea I am drinking from the incomparable Worts and Cunning Apothecary. 

3. Spirit- On days (often of late) when I am running myself ragged at work and come home to do more of the same for holiday preparations, or dryers that feel the need to throw snowballs of lint in my face as I am standing on a very tall ladder outside my house in the freezing cold waiting to see if the air is coming out while my husband blows the line out with the leaf blower, I have to remind myself that a little centering is in order. My gift to you is this-may you be centered in yourself. I picture myself as a tree, arms held up to the sky, feet planted firmly in the soil, soaking up the healing energy of the earth. Even in the midst of the chaos swirling around me, I try to bring myself back to where things make sense-to the center. If you can do that, you can get through anything.

May your Yuletide be full of joy. May you be the bearer of good things to the people in your life and may they bring you happiness as well.

Thank you for being a part of mine. I treasure the friendships created here, both new and old.

Many thanks to Moonlight Journey for the lovely graphics in this post. You ladies bright light and love to so many-thank you for all you do...


  1. This is an awesome post. Blessed Yule!

  2. Hey honey! Thank you so much for joining in with the blog party. Your gifts are wonderful thank you. Happy Yule!

  3. Great post; blessed Yule to you and yours!

  4. Thank you so much for this. It comes at a time when I really needed it! Happy Yule to you and yours!

  5. Lovely lovely giftings. Thank you and Happy Yule!

  6. What a beautiful post! Happy Yule!!

  7. Thank you, wonderful gifts indeed! I wish you the same and am looking forward to knowing you as I begin my new journey.

  8. Thank you so very much for these blessings and may they return to you three fold with joy and laughter as the topping of it all :)

  9. Dana, thank you for your awesome gifts, health of Body is something I need so very much. I know there are things that can not be fixed, but surely I need to power of the goddesses and gods to keep anything from getting worse, or for any other to befall my body. I have been working on my soul a lot lately, so your gift is working!
    I do need major help in the spirit department, as unfortunately I am surrounded by a lot of negativity.

    I thank you for your most needed, appreciated and gracious gifts!
    please come visit my VERY late post, and see my gift, as well as my giveaway!

    Blessed Yule to you and yours!
    Love n Light,

  10. It has been wonderful getting to know you, Dana! I wish us both a NEW Year filled with happiness, health and magic! xoxo Thanks for all the hard work you do here on your blogs. It is most appreciated.

  11. Dana it has been such a pleasure getting to know you this year. Thank you for such lovely gifts. You always post in such a wonderful way! May your life be blessed in the up coming year with continued health, friendship and love.
    Merry Christmas

  12. wonderful post, thank you for such great gifts! i love your blog, and look forward to reading more this year!

  13. Hi Dana,

    What a perfect post (even though I am very late at reading it -- hah!). Thanks for paying my blog a visit -- so very much appreciated.

    May 2012 be a wonderful year for you!

    Greetings from Germany,