Inspiring Enchantment & Illumination with Tarot & Intuitive Guidance

Illumination: To Hold Stillness

“Be still. Stillness reveals the secrets of eternity.” Lao Tzu

In the sacred light of awareness, I invite you to open all your senses to healing, wonder, and Mystery. Come refresh your spirit, and spark your joy.

The act of Holding Stillness is essential as both an ending and a genesis. It is the gift of rest, when striving must cease. We need times of quiet and reflection. This is how our roots grow, digging deep, feeding from what has been, and preparing for the season of blossoming activity ahead.

Here I offer you my Wordless Wednesday posts, as well as my many offerings of poetry – the most ancient form of magic known to humanity.

Rest easy, and receive these blessings for stillness — to replenish your spirit, expand your receptivity, and refill your wells of inspiration. In peace, be nurtured by imagery, both visual and poetic. May you dream well.

Duke Gardens

Tonight We Unite By Candlelight

Tonight, all those counting down only to Christmas, as well as all who are counting down to Solstice, join together, lighting our candles of hope.

Wordless Wednesday for 9/11: Do Not Lose Heart, We Were Made for These Times

Holding stillness, and remembering who we really are, and why we are here. “Soul on deck shines like gold in dark times.” – Clarissa Pinkola Estés

Wordless Wednesday: The Snow Storm of Feb. 2019

There are some big advantages to living in North Carolina. This is our snowpocalypse from the big Winter Storm now blasting through some 39 states.

The Ebbing of the Year, the Turning of the Tide

You may recall this from the funeral service for Jackie Kennedy Onassis. I’ve always loved it. May it be a gift of farewell to the end of this year.

Wordless Wednesday: Halos Over Sweden

Thank goodness the government shutdown has not put the APOD website on hiatus – yet. These solar ice halos were captured over Sweden. Natural magick!

Heed Now the Pause Given by the Mother

If you have not been able to observe the Halcyon Days’ pause and quiet, this night is your chance. Listen now to counsel of the Great Dark Mother.

Irish immigrants arrive in America

Wordless Wednesday: Let Us Never Forget or Turn Our Backs

Blessings to America, on her birthday today. May we never, ever forget that our own ancestors were “the huddled masses.” Let welcome and freedom ring.

Spirit of Yule © Anne Stokes

Strike the Harp and Join the Chorus! Wishing You a Very Merry Yule!

Rejoice! The decline of the light is over, and rebirth is at hand! On this most universal and oldest known holy day of all humanity, joy to the world!

Wordless Wednesday: Laurel Hill Cottage In Winter

It has been a while since I posted a Wordless Wednesday, but the images that John has made of our beautiful snowfall are too good not to share. Enjoy.

Wordless Wednesday: The Selkie Folk Say Hello

Our ancestors knew that the oceans were haunted with the magic of the Selkie folk – wild seals that would shape-shift to human. Could this be one?