Friday, September 28, 2012

We've Moved Our Blog

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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Blog Changes & A Healing Stone Ceremony

Wow, I can't believe almost six weeks has gone by since I posted last. Where has the time gone?

Well, part of the time has gone into the face lift for the blog. We are migrating the blog to a different format. We now integrate with the website! It wasn't a huge project except that last night, when everything was working beautifully, I moved it from the working file and BOOM, it all disappeared! And I mean disappeared! I had to start from scratch :-( Fortunately, it wasn't such a project the second time around.

So, those of you who are seeing us here at Blogger, can now see us at our new home at You can also join our RSS feed of the blog simply by clicking the icon in the right column. If you want to continue to enjoy our musings, please see us at the new site as I will be closing this one down in the future and will no longer be posting here.

Besides the new look, you can now post comments on the blogs. HA! Now I'll know if you're reading or I'm talking (blogging) to myself :-) Late summer at The Grove brings a flurry of activity with harvest and preserving the winter stores. Even though I didn't get my garden in this year, we have wonderful farms and markets here to purchase my goodies from the local farmers. My cupboards are filling with pickles, corn, tomatoes, relish, peaches, tuna from the coast and more. Needless to say we don't go hungry around here! And, we get to eat mostly local all year round.

I had a different blog planned for today, but I received the September newsletter from Healing Drummer and it contained a great healing stone ceremony. Toby said I could share it with you, so here it is, courtesy of Toby Christensen via Enjoy and subscribe to his great newsletter.

The month of September correlates to the element of mineral. As we go in and look deep, it is time to weed out the old stories that are preventing us from stepping in to our purpose in life. Once again, a stone ritual would be very appropriate for this time of year.
Find a stone that fits easily into one hand. Take some time to think about the things in your life that no longer serve you. It may be behaviors, attitudes, ways of thought that create division . . . whatever they may be, speak them into the stone. As you speak them, remember that the stone is working like an external hard drive transferring the energy that is not helpful for you into the stone. The stone can hold it; the stone can hold anything, without harm.
As you speak your stories, attitudes, blockages, and "not helpful" things into the stone release them from your body, and know that you never have to repeat them again. Allow the energy of disharmony to transfer from your body into the stone.
When you feel it is complete, bury the stone in the earth and thank it for holding this energy you no longer need.

Just a side note for our "urban shaman" friends, you can bury the stone in a flower pot or bucket of dirt. Placing the stone in the earth is a way of cleansing it and Mother Earth transmutes the energy through the dirt. Also, I recommend that you leave the stone buried for at least a "moon cycle" of 28 days before removing it from your potting soil. Remember my dear friends, it's all about the intention. So, city dwellers unite and bury your stones in potting soil. The important part is releasing those stories, attitudes and other things that are no longer in your best interest.  

Until next time -
Mitakuye Oyasin (A Lakota prayer reminding us we are all related), Debbie