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Welcome to The Majickal Garden. It is a mystical cyber garden for anyone traveling the path, who is interested in enhancing their spiritual & personal growth. How we choose to do so is an individual choice. With true intentions there is no right or wrong. You will find an acceptance here to new ideas as well as others beliefs.

We are all students in the light of life. The Universe has gifted us wonderful tools for our soul’s evolvement and discovering them is a pleasure found in The Majickal Garden.

Thank you for taking the time to spend some of your precious time here. We hope you can find something of interest to take with you on your own path of spiritual journey.

Peace and Light…Jasmine – Webmistress

Humankind has not woven the web of life.
We are but one thread within it.

Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.
All things are bound together.
All things connect.

Chief Seattle

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Majickal Life Grid

 

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Would you like fun, adventure, travel, fantasy and meeting new people all from the anonymity of your own home?

Majickal Life Grid is a metaverse in a 3D interactive Virtual World created by Users. You can chat, make friends from all over the world as well as (should you choose to) create objects and scenes limited only by your imagination. Role playing is an option. You can fly in this place!

Upon free membership sign up you will arrive in this new world in an Avatar form. From there you will be able to choose your own Avatar, clothing and a name, as you would like to represent yourself.

You can interact with other Avatars thru text and optional voice chat.

A few years ago I was delighted to be introduced to this Virtual World.  I have met so many people, worldwide, that enjoy this experience as much as I do! I have had a lot of fun creating places to share with you.

Being the webmistress for The Majickal Garden for many years has remained a special passion for me to cultivate. It seemed for me a natural extension to create a virtual Fantasy realm for those of like minds to meet and share life on the path of light along with the numerous subjects and ideas that accompany it. It’s an interactive play land for Faery’s, Elves, and Pixie’s where regions are themed as such with the optional suggestion for dressing in kind under the premise of Fantasy. All friendly folk are welcome.  : )

It is all about a brand new adventure, creativity and most of all fun!

Who Am I

In this virtual world, I am known as Lareeza BrightBlade. I have a faery free spirit. : ) When I am not dancing in a firefly moonlit meadow I am busy learning to make my own creations and building my ever evolving world.

I look forward with pleasure to meeting you with the offer of my help on your new adventure as well as a friendly chat!

To begin your new journey; simply click here.  Majickal Life.Com

Peace and Light on Your Path   : )

Jasmine – Webmistress

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Summer Update 2016 Part II

Happy Times With Hard  Lessons Learned

 

I took my Summer vacation early in the Spring to stay with my son and his family for an extended visit in New England. I had lived there for many years until family matters brought me back home to live. It was an especially exceptional visit because in the years passed my few visits back there were limited to very short lengths and usually centered on a specific busy event. When I moved away my son was barely 21 and single. I decided it was the right time to spend some quality time with him as a flourishing adult in his world.

Little did I know that in addition to a wonderful vacation I would be plagued with a bad mystery allergy and learn a very valuable humbling lesson.

I was so thrilled to be back there knowing I had weeks in front of me to fully enjoy the region I hold a fondness for, re-connect with precious friends and hang out with no pressure like one has to do for short visits.

My son had a small list of favorite dishes and baking he hoped I might indulge him in, if I felt like it.  For this ‘ol mom it was music to my ears because it was exactly what I hoped to have the opportunity to do! It is such a warm feeling to almost go back in time except this time I appreciated cooking for him like I never had time to do when family life was so much busier and common. Now I see cooking for family as an opportunity to weave love into the ingredients and joy at seeing it appreciated. One of the perks of getting older is understanding the importance of small things we miss once they are gone and making sure they are not missed in the now.

It was such a treat to spend quality time, unhurried, for spontaneous chats about all kinds of things that don’t happen on the phone or texts.

I got to know his Lady much better with the same kind of chats. I found we had plenty in common and lots to talk about. What more can a parent ask for than to have their child grow up to be a happy adult with someone special to share their life with.

She had no problem with me taking over her kitchen on the nights I made dinner and appeared to enjoy the “comfort” foods that my son had grown up with. She is very adept in the kitchen and I was pleased to learn some tricks from her with renewed inspiration to try new things.

There was a downside in my visit, unfortunately. At the end of the first week I came down with a cold. I started to take some Echinecea pills my son had stocked up. I have been taking it in tincture (liquid) form for decades (only when feeling something coming on) and have become adept at knowing how much my body could safely handle.

A few days after I came down with the cold I started to develop a very itchy rash on my neck and face, accompanied by a noticeable puffy swelling, after sitting in the back yard for hours on a full sunny day. I had never experienced this before and I thought maybe I had gotten a “sun rash”. Yes, there is such a thing because I found it on the internet. I seemed to have most of the symptoms associated with it and it sure looked like it in the pictures offered. After 4-5 days of not being in the sun with no relief in sight I omitted that theory.

More research pointed towards a reaction to some sort of plant or tree in full Spring bloom. Since I had not been in that part of the country for a 1 ½ decades the thought was I had developed some sensitivity that had not affected me before. At the same time I heard my friend’s grandson had developed a mean poison ivy rash where he had not been in contact with the plant physically. She was told that someone mowing their lawn could cross the plant and emit the poison from the plant into the air. This contributed to the idea of some sort of air borne irritant to my dilemma.

I found out the household laundry detergent was heavy with additives that are not in my own “free and gentle” brand at home. So I rewashed all my clothes and bedding. A few more days later with no noticeable relief…another possibility tossed.

A visit to the local natural medicine shop had me trying an anti-allergy product. I took a whole bottle with recommended dosage and deduced my body was being assaulted from the outside and my immune system needed the boost badly.

I had been using my own tried and tested natural creams and ointments for relief but found none in them. In desperation I went to the drug store for more products. With the advice of the pharmacist I chose Gold Bond Intensive Healing and Aquaphor Advanced Healing Ointment. The Gold Bond did alleviate some of the maddening intense itching…to a point. It’s a good product and has been around since1882.

Some might ask why I did not go to a doctor. Call me stubborn but I have dealt with many afflictions without having to do that and successfully. Sure, there are times one just has to go. However, I felt that I would spend the rest of my precious vacation time getting scratched with needles visit to visit, and if they found the source of the allergy…only to get on a plane and go home.

The week before I was due to come home it began to subside enough that my face was not distorted with puffiness and the itching was better. We thought it was truly a “regional” reaction that was getting better because the seasonal pollens were subsiding by that time and upon my return home it would go away. Well…it did just that.

I was under the sad impression I was “allergic” to New England and could never return in the Spring.

Fast forward a couple months after my vacation. I woke up early one morning feeling that “I am coming down with something”. I was out of my Echinecea Tincture liquid and I remembered I still had some pills left from my visit east. I took 2 pills. Three hours later my face and neck began to itch in that way my body will never forget! It was the pills!

I went right to the internet and put the name of the company in.  Very quickly I found an article that caught my interest. I read about the FDA coming down on some companies to pull their herbal pills from Walmart and CVS drug store. One of the companies was Spring Valley and listed amongst the herbs was Echinecea which was exactly what I had been taking at the onset of my cold on vacation. The article said that they could contain very little, if any, of the herb they claimed it contained and in its place added something entirely different. “Holy cow” I said! I had been torturing myself unknowingly all the while trying to find an answer topically and internally. I gave my body no chance to respond to my hopeful answers.

What I had done was after 10 days of taking the Echinecea for the cold, I stopped for 3 days, which is recommended. I started taking it again because it helps boost the white blood cells that aid the immune system.

This is where my ego comes into play. I have been following the natural route for so long that my arrogance in what I thought I knew had been seized by the reality of my situation and how it played out. I was reminded that any time someone has an allergic reaction…the medical world looks at anything new that has been added from regular routine. I did know that much! It was my blind faith in the herb Echinecea that allowed me to not suspect that it was a brand I had never used before.

It was also a reminder of however great the internet information highway can be…there is a double edge sword when someone is trying to self-diagnose. I am one that finds it extremely difficult, in the throes of my misery, to be objective while trying to figure out exactly how I feel and what I can do about it.

With 30 years’ experience of using natural health remedy’s, I have seen particular products pulled from shelves over years. My source of the use of particular products came from Naturopaths and educated people about the safety and proper use of them. They were a part of my everyday medicine cabinet while raising my children. I did not agree with their actions in taking the choice away from us and in many fields I have not been alone.

However, I do agree there needs to be regulations enforced as to the content labels and the loopholes that allow companies to distribute lies as to what exactly we are paying for.

My conviction in using natural products remains. My understanding of my complacency towards a tendency in blind trust has been amplified.

I wish you abundant sunshine, peace and happiness on your path!

 Jasmine

Webmistress – The Majickal Garden

  1. LaTanyaApr 21, 2010

    Hi,
    I am new to your site and just found it yesterday. I was looking for alternative wedding vows and came across a really nice script for a pagan ceremony for those with non-pagans in attendence. I sent it to my fiance to review but when he clicked on the link today, the link no longer works. the posting was from june 7 2007. will there be a way to find it again? Many thanks!

  2. JasmineApr 21, 2010

    Hello LaTanya,

    I appologize for your inconvenience. However, pleased you found the article of interest for you both. My web site is in major construction changes now with changes of format. So I have enclosed the vows for you and hope that helps! I wish you and your fiance all the best on your life path together!

    Jasmine
    Webmistress
    The Majickal Garden

    Pagan Wedding Vows
    Published by Rhiannon on 2007/6/6 (2533 reads)
    wedding ceremony was written…for Pagans who must of necessity be wed in the presence of the uninitiated who are not pagan…

    Pagan Wedding Vows

    The following wedding ceremony was written to provide for Pagans who must of necessity be wed in the presence of the uninitiated who are not pagan and are perhaps unaware that the bride and groom are pagan.

    Replace the words Bride and Groom below with the names of the happy couple….They modified the text at the point below where it says, “loving each other wholly and completely” to add the phrase “forsaking all others” as they are into monogamy. Either version works beautifully, I recommend the participants rewrite where necessary to form a legal contract that they can and will keep. It is easy to avoid being an oath breaker if you only swear to that you will keep and avoid swearing to something just because the other party wants it or because it might be “expected” by the family.

    [PRIEST] We have come together here in celebration of the joining together of [BRIDE] and [GROOM]. There are many things to say about marriage. Much wisdom concerning the joining together of two souls has come our way through all paths of belief and from many cultures. With each union, more knowledge is gained and more wisdom gathered. Though we are unable to give all this knowledge to these two who stand before us, we can hope to leave with them the knowledge of love and its strengths and the anticipation of the wisdom that comes with time. The law of life is love unto all beings. Without love, life is nothing, without love, death has no redemption. Love is anterior to Life, posterior to Death, initial of Creation and the exponent of Earth. If we learn no more in life, let it be this. Marriage is a bond to be entered into only after considerable thought and reflection. As with any aspect of life, it has its cycles, its ups and its downs, its trials and its triumphs. With full understanding of this, Groom and Bride have come here today to be joined as one in marriage. Others would ask, at this time, who gives the bride in marriage, but, as a woman is not property to be bought and sold, given and taken, I ask simply if she comes of her own will and if she has her family’s blessing. Bride, is it true that you come of your own free will and accord?

    [BRIDE] Yes, it is true.

    [PRIEST] With whom do you come and whose blessings accompany you.

    [FATHER] She comes with me, her father, and is accompanied by all of her family’s blessings.

    [PRIEST] Please join hands with your betrothed and listen to that which I am about to say.
    Above you are the stars, below you are the stones, as time doth pass, remember… Like a stone should your love be firm like a star should your love be constant. Let the powers of the mind and of the intellect guide you in your marriage, let the strength of your wills bind you together, let the power of love and desire make you happy, and the strength of your dedication make you inseparable. Be close, but not too close. Possess one another, yet be understanding. Have patience with one another, for storms will come, but they will pass quickly. Be free in giving affection and warmth. Have no fear and let not the ways of the unenlightened give you unease, for God is with you always. Groom, I have not the right to bind thee to Bride, only you have this right. If it be your wish, say so at this time and place your ring in her hand.

    [GROOM] It is my wish.

    [PRIEST] Bride, if it be your wish for Groom to be bound to you, place the ring on his finger.
    (Bride places ring on Groom’s left ring finger.) Bride, I have not the right to bind thee to Groom, only you have this right. If it be your wish, say so at this time and place your ring in his hand.

    [BRIDE] It is my wish.

    [PRIEST] Groom, if it be your wish for Bride to be bound to you, place the ring on her finger. (Groom places ring on Bride’s left ring finger.)
    (To Groom) Repeat after me:
    I, [groom (full name)], in the name of the spirit of God that resides within us all, by the life that courses within my blood and the love that resides within my heart, take thee, [bride (full name)], to my hand, my heart and my spirit, to be my chosen one. To desire thee and be desired by thee, to possess thee and be possessed by thee without sin or shame, for naught can exist in the purity of my love for thee. I promise to love thee wholly and completely without restraint, in sickness and in health, in plenty and in poverty, in life and beyond, where we shall meet, remember, and love again. I shall not seek to change thee in any way. I shall respect thee, thy beliefs, thy people and thy ways as I respect myself.
    (To Bride) Repeat after me:
    I, [bride (full name)], in the name of the spirit of God that resides within us all, by the life that courses within my blood, and the love that resides within my heart, take thee, [groom (full name)], to my hand, my heart, and my spirit to be my chosen one. To desire and be desired by thee, to possess thee and be possessed by thee without sin or shame, for naught can exist in the purity of my love for thee. I promise to love thee wholly and completely without restraint, in sickness and in health, in plenty and in poverty, in life and beyond, where we shall meet, remember, and love again. I shall not seek to change thee in any way. I shall respect thee, thy beliefs, thy people and thy ways as I respect myself.

    [PRIEST] (hands chalice to the groom, saying:) May you drink your fill from the cup of love.
    (Groom holds chalice to bride while she sips then bride takes chalice and holds it to groom while he sips. The chalice is then handed back to the Priest who sets it on the table. Next the Priest takes the plate of bread, giving it to the groom. Same procedure repeated with bread, groom feeding bride and bride feeding groom.)
    By the power vested in me by God and the State of Alabama, I now pronounce you husband and wife. May your love so endure that its flame remains a guiding light unto you.

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