Daily Archives: December 27, 2009

2010–Setting Intentions

I’m liking the number for the new year because it is divisible by 3. It feels like we’re going to finally see some positive shifts worldwide. Let’s all hold that thought for New Year’s Eve, shall we?

BTW, this December 31 we’ll be experiencing a Blue Moon full moon as well as a lunar eclipse. Astrologically, this is a pretty rare event with Blue Moons occurring about once every 2 and a half years. It’s a fantastic time for setting intentions. This means making a list of each positive thing you want to keep or attract in your life. Draw a big circle on a piece of paper and write the list inside of it. Outside the circle, write down all of the negative stuff you want to release from your life.

For example, inside your circle you might write: Love, Happiness, Health….and specific things like “Take up running” or “lose 20 lbs” or “move to Asheville”. In the outside releasing section you might write Fear, Sarcasm, Pain…and specific things such as “road rage” or “gossiping about coworkers”. Get the picture? Draw this up on New Year’s Eve before midnight and then sit with it and meditate on it and read the positive things out loud saying “I will attract ___, ___, ___ etc to my life in 2010”. Do the same with the negative saying “I will release _____, etc from my life in 2010”. Then burn that baby. Do that in a fire place or some other safe venue, please! As the smoke wafts into the air, you are setting your intentions for your dream year.

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This is a tree worthy of the N’avi tribe from the Avatar movie…we stopped at the Hampton Plantation on our drive from Wilmington to Charleston this Saturday. Dude, we’re glad we did! This historical site was empty (and free admission in the off season) so we had the grounds all to ourselves. The mighty live oaks are magnificent. One of these trees had a plaque that said President George Washington had saved this particular tree back in the 1700’s. Yes, the trees are that old and much older. These ancient trees saw Native Americans wandering by before the gorgeous mansion was built in 1730. And, what might these witnesses to slavery tell us about that shameful period of time in America’s history? I believe the trees add powerful healing energy to the grounds as would any trees in your own backyard. Live oaks, with their sculptural shapes and draped Spanish moss, you can’t help but thinking they are true works of art. BTW, hugging trees is good feng shui.

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Feng Shui By Fishgirl loves discovering new places (especially while traveling). If you happen to be driving down the east coast and you find yourself just north of Charleston on Rte 17, be sure to stop at Cosmic Jack’s for the best hot dog you’ll ever eat! The venue caught our attention because of the shiny polished vintage Airstream they had parked out front. Turns out the inside of the Airstream has been completely gutted to make room for a catering kitchen (what a groovy idea!). Inside, the decor is part 50’s, part Jetsons and the staff is super helpful and friendly. The french fries are to die for and they’re served with authentic draft root beer.

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