Happy New Year to all of you, my WordPress Family. I’d like to thank you for your kind words and support over the past year, and especially the last 11 weeks……………I’m determined to make 2017 an amazing one. I Believe it’s fair to say that my word for the year just may be CHANGE. As best as I can, I’m going to embrace the changes to come……those of you who are willing to tag along, I thank you………I’m braver with back-up 😊
Stare back at me…
But hidden within their fibers,
Is my hidden mystery.
The unknown is before me.
My story I will tell.
It’s all waiting to be written,
My fears I will quell.
As my journey continues,
My truths will be revealed.
And on the pages of this journal,
I’ll write, I’ll share, I’ll heal.
Today, I’m embarking on a 40 day reading journey. I’ll be joined with a few thousand of my fellow readers and fans revisiting the story and adventures of Diana and Matthew, via The Discovery Of Witches: Deborah Harkness’s …. All Souls Trilogy ………
I read Chapter 1 early this morning by the warm glow of Halloween Lights
THE DISCOVERY OF WITCHES
When historian Diana Bishop opens a bewitched alchemical manuscript in Oxford’s Bodleian Library it represents an unwelcome intrusion of magic into her carefully ordinary life. Though descended from a long line of witches, she is determined to remain untouched by her family’s legacy. She banishes the manuscript to the stacks, but Diana finds it impossible to hold the world of magic at bay any longer.
For witches are not the only otherworldly creatures living alongside humans. There are also creative, destructive daemons and long-lived vampires who become interested in the witch’s discovery. They believe that the manuscript contains important clues about the past and the future, and want to know how Diana Bishop has been able to get her hands on the elusive volume.
Chief among the creatures who gather around Diana is vampire Matthew Clairmont, a geneticist with a passion for Darwin. Together, Diana and Matthew embark on a journey to understand the manuscript’s secrets. But the relationship that develops between the ages-old vampire and the spellbound witch threatens to unravel the fragile peace that has long existed between creatures and humans—and will certainly transform Diana’s world as well.
Deborah is providing those of us caught up in this adventure a schedule and Real-Time Reading Companion(free download!!) The hardest part for me is going to be ‘disciplining’ myself to stop and wait to continue….this story totally sucks you in. I. Love. This. Trilogy!!
“Message from Deborah”
Around September 2008, I started writing what would turn out to be A Discovery of Witches. As many of you know, the main action of the book takes place over forty days between September 21 and October 31. Diana Bishop’s first encounter with Ashmole 782, however, occurred on September 18. Why not read or re-read A Discovery of Witches as the action elapses? Some days have more than one chapter, and others have none at all, but it’s interesting to read it and have just as much time as Diana and Matthew did to absorb the enormous changes happening to them, and all around them. It may give you new insights.
Please note: because the action of the book starts on a Friday, the days of the week will be wrong, but the dates are right and you will end up, as they did, on Halloween.”
Excerpt From: Harkness, Deborah. “The All Souls Real-time Reading Companion.” Penguin Publishing Group, 2015-10-29. iBooks.
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Is anybody else ‘out there’ caught up in the World Of Diana and Matthew?!?! I know I can’t be the only one……………
Winding down the first week.. Day 7 of the 21-Day Meditation Experience….
Day 7 – Opening the Doors of Perception
“If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite.” – William Blake
If we want our life to flow instead of being stuck, we need to first change the way we perceive the world around us. Because the experience of stuckness is the perception of limited choices, if we change our perception, we change our experience of life in the moment. In today’s meditation, we explore how our self-awareness transforms our perception, clearing away old conditioning, beliefs, and patterns so that we experience our self and our world in its true light.
TODAYS CENTERING THOUGHT
It is interesting and true that we all perceive and react differently to things. I know the way I choose to ‘see’ and deal with things is very different today then 15 years ago……it’s not always easy to do…but it’s worth the effort and work…………
I know My perceptions paint my reality…..
Today…I choose to color mine in ‘positive’ hues 🎨 I know that by doing so, I’m creating a better Now for myself, which in turn sets me up for a better tomorrow.
Today I breathe in new perceptions and breathe out old…..
Om Hreem Hoom
I am silent awareness transforming itself.
Over in the SANDBOX WRITING CHALLENGE our assignment, as Lady Calen describes it,,”is a bit different and not something we’ve explored before.” I was curious as to where I was going to go with this……………
WHAT OTHER WORLDS ENTICE YOU?
The first thing that popped into my head was a quote by a character, Jake Chambers, from the Stephen King Novel, The Gunslinger. “GO THEN, THERE ARE OTHER WORLDS THAN THESE.”
I then pondered over this one…the visions I saw in my minds eye took me away…….and this is what I was left with…..
I dream of a place
Close to the sea
A place of wonder
I dream of a place
Green and lush
Where nature rules
And all is untouched…
A life among nature
Is what entices me
A simple existence
Of living wild and free…
and just like that………..My Soul had spoken……..
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