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About me60+ mom of 4 grown kids, Reiki Master Teaching level, AVID reader, animal advocate. Gemini. Certificates in homeopathy and herbalism from local community college. I enjoy gardening, if I can get my nose out of a book and drag myself out from under my laptop..

"Clarivoyance, claircognizance, clairsentience and clairaudience,"

All kitties all the time :

I love W.B Yeats

The Folly of Being Comforted
One that is ever kind said yesterday:
Your well-beloved's hair has threads of grey,
And little shadows come about her eyes;
Time can but make it easier to be wise
Though now it seems impossible, and so
All that you need is patience.'
Heart cries, `No,
I have not a crumb of comfort, not a grain.
Time can but make her beauty over again:
Because of that great nobleness of hers
The fire that stirs about her, when she stirs,
Burns but more clearly. O she had not these ways
When all the wild summer was in her gaze.

O heart! O heart! If she'd but turn her head,
You'd know the folly of being comforted.

The Withering of the Boughs
I know of the leafy paths that the witches take
Who come with their crowns of pearl and their spindles of wool,
And their secret smile, out of the depths of the lake;
I know where a dim moon drifts, where the Danaan kind
Wind and unwind their dances when the light grows cool
On the island lawns, their feet where the pale foam gleams.
No boughs have withered because of the wintry wind;
The boughs have withered because I have told them my dreams....Yeats

Welcome home Lola!

Kitties in order of individual appearance, and appearance in our home. Morgan, Rosie, Emmie, Angus and Seamus. All are rescues and equally loved.

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In loving memory of Duncan, my dog.. my best and most loyal friend.


Mitakuye Oyasin honors the sacredness of each person's individual spiritual path, acknowledges the sacredness of all life (human, animal, plant, etc.) and creates an energy of awareness which strengthens not only the person who prays but the entire planet. These words are sacred truth.
Aho Mitakuye Oyasin... All my relations. I honor you in this circle of life with me today. I am grateful for this opportunity to acknowledge you in this prayer...

To the Creator, for the ultimate gift of life, I thank you.

To the mineral nation that has built and maintained my bones and all foundations of life experience, I thank you.

To the plant nation that sustains my organs and body and gives me healing herbs for sickness, I thank you.

To the animal nation that feeds me from your own flesh and offers your loyal companionship in this walk of life, I thank you.

To the human nation that shares my path as a soul upon the sacred wheel of Earthly life, I thank you.

To the Spirit nation that guides me invisibly through the ups and downs of life and for carrying the torch of light through the Ages. I thank you.

To the Four Winds of Change and Growth, I thank you.

You are all my relations, my relatives, without whom I would not live. We are in the circle of life together, co-existing, co-dependent, co-creating our destiny. One, not more important than the other. One nation evolving from the other and yet each dependent upon the one above and the one below. All of us a part of the Great Mystery.

Thank you for this Life.

Aho Mitakuye Oyasin is a simple yet profound statement. It comes from the Lakota Nation and means all my relations. It is spoken during prayer and ceremony to invite and acknowledge all relatives to the moment.

To most of us today, relative means a blood relation or another human in the family lineage. We have not been taught that an entity, other than human, could be a relative. Understanding this simple statement and contemplating it, could change your outlook on life forever. If you love and honor your relatives, you would be loving and honoring most of what is on this earth, if you lived by this meaning of “relative." What a different world we would be living in!

Sit with this statement, see the Truth in it. Everything is related because it all emanates from one source and has purpose. Truth can be found in Native philosophy, Buddhism, Christianity, Judism, Islam, all belief systems, because they are all related. I have studied Buddhism and found Christ. I have studied Native philosophy and found Buddha. I have studied Mother Nature and found self.

Truth does not owe homage to humans. Humans owe homage to Truth.


© 2011 Wolfwalker Collection. All rights reserved.


Mantra: Ra Ma Da Sa, Sa Say So Hung. The mantra should be sung in one complete exhalation. As you chant the first Sa, your navel point is pulled in so that this syllable is abbreviated. You should also pull your navel point in as you chant Hung. Hung should be vibrated at the root of the nose. The rest of the syllables are drawn out in a strong, powerful chant. Strive to keep your chant at full volume (loud but not raucous) throughout the meditation.

Meaning of Mantra:
Ra=sun energy
Ma=moon energy
Da=earth energy
Sa=infinity, universal energy
Sa=repeat in second half of mantra
Say=the personal embodiment of Sa
So=the personal sense of merger with Sa
Hung=the Infinite, vibrating and real.

The mantra literally means: "I am Thou. It is also used to mean, The service of God is within me. "

I would rather have had one breath of her hair, one kiss from her mouth, one touch of her hand, than eternity without it. City of Angels

About my libraryI like Egyptian and Mayan history, Celtic history and books on all modalities of alternative healing. I read fiction, non-fiction, spirituality and books about animals.

I have recently been on a catch and release program with books. I read them, and pass many of them on. I have been finding ways to re-home my books.

I buy most books second hand, and I share books with many friends, but I get most of my reads from the library these days.I think I will never actually get all of my books cataloged here~and I have included books that have moved on to new homes.

I have Topographical Disorientation. Impossible to explain unless you have it.


You are a Cimi 13. As a Cimi, your soul path is to make the most of your life, and you are fearless in your undertakings, because you become aware of Time. You feel challenged when you have a lack of purpose. As a Cimi, your planet is Mars, and you have the ability to learn from your mistakes, and transform negative energy into positive energy. As a 13 tone, you have been through all the lessons of the other 12 tones, and so, possess the energy that creates the others. You can use and draw upon many levels of energy for whatever you wish to do.

Interpreted from the Mayan Calendar Birthday Book

If I forget to wake one day, it will be okay.

‎"...let's say that she wasn't all bad, but the good was there in such measly quantities you had to keep a sharp watch lest you miss it entirely."
From The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt

You have your way, I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist. - Friedrich Nietzsche

‘Mother, the soul leaves the body as a boy jumps out of a school bus door,that is, suddenly and with joy. A Rumor of Angels


The Reiki Affirmation

Just for today

I will not worry, I will not be angry

I will do my work honestly

I will give thanks for my many blessings

I will be kind to my neighbor and all living things.

From the wisdom of the Navajo, here's a way to define happiness and well-being:

The Navajo word hozro ... means a sort of blend of being in harmony with one's environment, at peace with one's circumstances, content with the day, devoid of anger, and free from anxieties.

*** Polarity Therapy***

You have your way, I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist. - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Truth is, everybody is going to hurt you; you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for." -Bob Marley

favorite Films
A Rumor of Angels
How to Make an American Quilt
Fried Green Tomatoes
Jumpin' Jack Flash
Star Trek
City of Angels

I love this video, the entire series, in fact.

Oh My Stars!

5 * star - loved it, breathtaking, keeper, will re-read. Possibly life changing!
4.5 * star - very good, possible keeper
4 * star liked a lot
3.5 * star - very satisfying
3 * star a solid read, nothing extraordinary, worth 1 read
2.5 * star- failed potential but somewhat engaging
2 * star A mixed bag not worth reading unless desperate
1.5 * star It was a book
1 * star Fail ! A bunch of words cobbled together

Find and read Jeaniene Frost and Ilona Andrews.

2014 1-75

1.The Secret of Magic LTER by Deborah Johnson 4 stars
2.The Unseen by Heather Graham 3 stars
3. The Unspoken by Heather Graham 3 stars
4. The Uninvited by Heather Graham 3 stars
5. The Girl Who Sang to the Buffalo: A Child, an Elder, and the Light from an Ancient Sky by Kent Nerburn 5 stars
6. Pagan Spring by G.M. Malliet 3 stars
7. Still Life With Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen 4 stars
8. Hounded by Kevin Hearne 4 stars!
9. Winter's Tale by Mark Halprin 3 sad stars
10. The Night Is Watching by Heather Graham 3 stars
11. The Night Is Alive by Heather Graham 3 stars
12. Hexed by Kevin Hearne 4 stars
13.Haunted on Bourbon Street by Deanna Chase 3.5 stars... good fun NOOK
14. Help For The Haunted by John Searles 4 stars...
15. Hammered by Kevin Hearne 3 stars
16. Starter House bySonja Condit 3 stars
17. More Than You Know by Beth Gutcheon 3 stars
18.Gemini by Carol Casella 4 stars
19. The Kill Switch by James Rollins and Grant Blackwood 3 stars...barely
20. Love Story, With Murders: A Novel by Harry Bingham 4 stars
21. Dealing With Dragons by Patricia Wrede 3.5 stars
22. Searching for Dragons by Patricia Wrede 3.5 stars
23. The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman 4. stars
24. The Returned by Jason Mott 3 stars
25. Calling on Dragons by Patricia Wrede 3.5 stars
26. Talking to Dragons by Patricia Wrede 2.5 stars
27 East by Edith Pattou 4 big stars
28. Separation of Church and State by Joseph Max Lewis 3.5 stars
29. Altered by Gennifer Albin 2.5 stars.
30. Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen 4 stars
31. Innocence by Dean Koontz 3 stars
32. Death on Blackheath by Anne Perry 3.5 stars
33. Winter People by Jennifer McMahon 4 stars
34.The River and Enoch O’Reilly by Peter Murphy 1.5 stars
35. The Plover by Brian Doyle 4 stars bright shiny ones
36. Just One Damned Thing After Another by Jodi Taylor4 stars
37.A Symphony of Echoes by Jodi Taylor
38. The Confabulist by Stven Galloway 3.5 stars LTER
39. An Imperfect Spy by Amanda Cross 3.5 stars
40. The Splendour Falls by Susanna Kearsley 3 stars
41. A Land More Kind Than Home 4 stars... sad ones.
42. Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands 4 stars...sad ones
43. Tricked by Kevin Hearne 4 stars
44. Trapped by Kevin Hearne 3 stars
45. This Dark Road to Mercy: A Novel by Wiley Cash 4 stars
46. The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton 4.75
47. Grave Sight by Charlaine Harris 3 stars
48. The Rathbones by Janice Clark 3.5 Stars
49. Hunted by Kevin Hearne 3.5 stars
50. Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris 3 stars. tiny ones.
51. Shattered The Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne 4 shiny stars.
52. A Second Chance (The Chronicles of St Mary's) by Jodi Taylor 4 stars!
53.Autumn in Carthage by Christopher Zenos
54. The Hollow Ground by Nathalie S Harnett 3.5 stars Vine
55. Death Come Quickly by Susan Wittig Albert
56. Season of the Dragonflies 4 stars Vine
57. The From-Aways by CJ Hauser 4.5 stars
58. Blue Shoe by Anne Lamott 3 stars.
59. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs 4 stars
60. The Healing of America by T.R. Reid 4 stars
61. Maine by J.Courtney Sullivan 3.5 stars
62. Tuesday's Child (Psychic Visions) by Dale Mayer 3.5 stars kindle
63. The Moon Sisters by Therese Walsh 3.5 stars Vine
64. The Martian by Andy Weir 4.5 stars
65. The Story Sisters by Alice Hoffman 4 stars
66. Find Me by Romily Bernard 3.5 stars
67. Coincidence: A Novel by J. W. Ironmonger 4 stars
68. Rescue by Anita Shreve 3.5
69. A Natural History of Dragons 4 sad stars
70. Rosie by Anne Lamott 2.5 stars
71. Hollow City by Ransom Riggs 4 big stars
72. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness 4.5 stars Magic ones..
73. The Highest Tide by Jim Lynch 4 starfish
74. Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness 4.5 stars
75. Fates by Lanie Bross 3 wee little stars
76. Not Even Wrong by Paul Collins 3 stars
77. Treasured Legacies by Terri Reid 3 stars
78. The Kraken PRoject by Douglas Preston 4 stars
79. Everybody's Got Something by Robin Roberts 4 stars
80. Buried Innocence by Terri Reid 4 stars.
81. Liv Forever YA VINE 3.5 stars
82. The Quick by Lauren Owen 3 bloody stars
83. Hard Choices by Hillary Rodham Clinton 4 patriotic stars
84. The Queen of the Tearling: A Novel (Queen of the Tearling, The) by Erika Johansen 4.5 stars
85. The Wednesday Daughters by Meg Wait Clayton 3.5 stars
86. Mercy Snow by Tiffany Baker 3 stars
87. Hexed by Michelle Krys 3 stars for me 4 overall for targeted age group
88. Lake News by Barbara Delinsky 3.5 stars
89. A Trail Through Time (The Chronicles of St Mary's Book 4) by Jodi Taylor 4.5 stars
90. Winter street by Elin Hilderbrand 3 fluffy stars LTER
91. People of the Great Journey by O. R. Melling 3.5 stars Vine
92. Painted Horses by Malcolm Brooks 4.5 stars Vine
93. A Sudden Light by Garth Stein 4 stars Vine
94. Where She Went by Gayle Forman 3 stars
95. Gabriel Finley and the Raven's Riddle by George Hagen 3.5 stars Vine
96. After the End by Amy Plumb 4 stars Vine YA
97. The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters 4 stars
98 The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness 3.5 stars
99. Small Blessings by Martha Woodroof 4 stars
100. If Nuns Ruled the World by Jo Piazza 4.5 stars
101. The Hawley Book of the Dead: A Novel by Chrysler Szarlan 4 magical stars
102. Haunted (A Bishop/SCU Novel) by Kay Hooper 4 stars
103. Waking Up Dead by Margo Bond Collins Kindle 3 stars
104. Somebody tell Aunt Tillie We're in Trouble by Christiana Miller kindle 3 stars
105. Hiding in the Shadows: A Bishop/Special Crimes Unit Novel by Kay Hooper 3 stars
106. Touching Evil by Kay Hooper 3 stars
107 Sense of Evil by Kay Hooper 3 stars
108. Haven by Kay Hooper 2.5 stars
109. Hostage by Kay Hooper 3 stars
110. The Long Way Home by Louise Penny 3 very small stars.
111. Cinderland: A Memoir by Amy Jo Burns 4.5 close to home stars
112. Vatican Waltz by Roland Merullo 3.5 stars
113.Up Close by Henriette Gyland 3.5 stars kindle
114. Bird by Crystal Chan 4 stars vine j fic
115. Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer 4 stars YA
116. Lucky Us by Amy Bloom. 2.75 stars
117. The Half Life of Molly Pierce by Katrina Leno 3.5
118. Soulminder by Timothy Zahn 4.5 small but shiny stars
119. The Visitors: A Novel by Sally Beauman 3.5 viney stars
120 Many lives, Many Masters by Brian Weiss 5 stars re-read
121. Color Song by Victoria Strauss 4 stars ya
122. Nest by Esther Ehrlich J/vine 4 stars ( not J in my op)
123. The Lost by Sarah Beth Durst 2 wth? stars
124. December's Thorn by Phillip DePoy. 3 stars.
125.The Boy Who Drew Monsters: A Novel by Keith Donohue 2.5 stars
126. What She Saw by Sheila Lowe 2.5 stars
000 The World Before Us by Aislinn Hunter. LTER Did not finish.
127. Relatively Dead by Sheila Connolly 3 stars.
128. The Same Sky by Amanda Eyre Ward 3 stars
129. Seeing the Dead by Sheila Connolly 3 stars
130. The Lusitania: Triumph, Tragedy, and the End of the Edwardian Ageby Greg KingHen of the Baskervilles 3 stars
131. The Reluctant Midwife: A Hope River Novel bu Patricia Harman 4.5 stars
132. Swan for the Money by Donna Andrews 3 stars
133. Stork Raving mad by Donna Andrews 3 stars
134. The Fifth Gospel: A Novel by Ian Caldwell 4.5 stars
135, Mission: Mother Earth: Peace Through Geobiology by Richard Benishai 3.5 stars
136. Story Hour by Thrity Umrigar 4 stars vine
137. Lillian on life 2 stars by Alison Jean Lester
138. Obsidian Curse Obsidian Curse by Barbra Annino 3 stars
139.Crooked River by Valerie Geary 4 stars
140. The Secrets of Midwives by Sally Hepworth 4 stars
141. A Murder of Magpies by Judith Flanders 4 stars
142. The Bishop's Wife by Mette Ivie Harrison 3 stars
143. The Top Ten Things Dead People Want to Tell YOU by Mike Dooley 4 stars
144. Glory O Brien's History of the Future by A.S. King


cat vid... must watch daily



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Favorite authorsMaya Angelou, Brunonia Barry, Chris Bohjalian, Ray Bradbury, Theresa Crater, Charles de Lint, Armistead Maupin, Mary Doria Russell, Allen M. Dvm Ms Schoen, Kevin J. Todeschi, Alice Walker, Sarah Waters (Shared favorites)


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