Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Let me start with the fact that February 2nd, known as Groundhog Day to many, is honored in our house as Imbolc, or Candlemass. This wonderful date just happens to be the balance between the Winter Solstice, (Yule), and the Vernal Equinox (Ostara). We physically see the days grow longer now. It may seem just as cold, but the slight visible increase of day light will get my excitement rising for the coming of green and frogs.
Because we are half way to Spring, and because it still is dark and the cold and snow continues to chill our bones, this is a good time to regroup. Staying close to the warming hearth, hot tea in hand and I close the ledger of a year past, and prep for 2016. The taxes have been filed, it's time for planning and looking at this new year as one of only 'potential' and all things good.
If you are like us, we plan for positive potentials. We know that potential lies within our own efforts, and deeds. Potential is a vibrating void, awaiting for what we plant within. If we plan well, put in the effort needed, and are creative enough to excite others to help nurture our potential, we can only benefit and grow, just like a beautiful garden. This could be a large scale life plan, but also each year the same holds true, on a smaller scale. There may be carry overs from our past, but to be successful in anything, we have to follow these simple steps, and take into context what changes have brought to our new door of 'potential'.
As I said in my previous, January, post... Change Happens! Change can be devastating, or we can use it as a new seed in our Potential Garden. Who knows what may sprout from that mysterious seed, that so suddenly and shockingly popped up when were least expecting it?
This year, Jerry and I are focusing on ourselves and our tiny business. We will be helping ourselves and working hard to create a better flow of prosperity. We realize that we need nurturing too. Giving is always a good and up lifting life effort, but when those tasks are done, it's time to focus on our own garden of good things.
Our plans are just beginning in February, but we can say one thing for sure, is that the 13th Annual May Day Celebration will be held on Saturday, May 14th, from 11 AM to 5:00 PM. Mark your calendar to be here that day. It will be a joyous event to benefit the good folks at the Northern Michigan Women's Resource Center Safe House one more and final time.
Yes, we, Jerry and I, have come to the fact that age happens, and with that, energy and stamina becomes more elusive to aging bodies. As much as we don't wish to succumb to our growing years, our age is spitefully tugging on us. It would be nice to be as energetic as we were in the past, but reason and logic is also settling in. So this year is THE year for May Day! You can't say you'll catch next year, because this is IT!
Sacred Sparks is holding a sale of 25% OFF all Tarot Decks and Sets. So if you are in the market, this is a great time to get a beautiful set at a fabulous price! No on line sales, you have to come to our shop for this great deal, and no checks or credit/debit cards, this is a cash only sale. We are simplifying our life, I am sure you can understand.
So if you are coming out please do call ahead, so we can be here and have the shop warmer. We close the inner door between shop and studio to conserve on wood and keep our studio warmer for working fingers. Call 231-536-2704 We look forward to seeing your happy face at our door.