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Welcome to The Majickal Garden. It is a mystical cyber garden where we hope to inspire the sense of internal spiritual mystery, awe and fascination for anyone traveling the path, who is interested in enhancing their spiritual & personal growth. How we all 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, filled with mystical forces of nature, have 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 of majickalgarden.com

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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Diane Arkenstone

-The Healing Spirit Album

This is a hauntingly beautiful entire album on YouTube. It’s great to listen to when you need to unwind after a busy day. Or when you want to slip into a meditative mode to sit in the quiet space within yourself.

I noticed on some of the comments that they get commercials on their play. I don’t have a paid commercial free version, but I don’t get them myself. If you do, I am sorry about that. It is a mood spoiler.

I hope you enjoy this album as much as I have!


Tough Times for Parenting

Fear is a strong emotion when it comes to our kids. We want to do the very best that we know how.

Written by Jasmine

Covid19 arrived one and a half years ago with a rapid advancement of waves…and growing challenges with each one. It has affected the whole world from mild to tragic and brought a new way of life we never could have anticipated. Now we know!

We have been divided by changing information doled out to us in clumps. A lot of it is very real and plenty has been contaminated or flat out lies. We’ve been left to wade through it all in order to decide what is right for us and our families. There has been division between couples, friends and families over individual conclusions and how to proceed with a plan to protect them; or continue life as “normal”.

I have been thinking more about the weight of responsibility that parents have had to bear through it all. I can’t even imagine how I would have coped with home schooling back in my parenting days! Or worry about the effects being away from the structure of school and the social interactions it brings, for so long. Not to mention the stress and financials of covering their care where they would have been in school. Just watching my kids with their own challenges with my grandchildren has been a learning experience for me. I am proud of how well they have coped.

I can identify with the concern of getting kids vaccinated. As a young mother I became educated about natural medicine. At 6 years old I took my son to the doctor to be told he needed a 3rd bottle of Amoxicillin for his ear infection and the possibility of tubes required. Deep inside I knew this was unacceptable and left to find a new way for him. I took him to a Naturopath, and he showed me the path away from anti-biotics.  I learned much from him, the staff at the local health food store and on my own in books. Yes, long before the world wide web became a thing!

I studied up on vaccinations that were required at the time. There was concern about them then, but not as loud as it has become today. When I discovered that some of the ingredients had been banned parts of Europe…I got serious about my choices for my kids. There were other factors in my decision, but I decided to exempt some, for them. It was not a popular one, but it felt right to me. By the time they got to Jr High, my understanding on it had changed and they were caught up to requirements. I also knew how to build up their immune systems to give their bodies the best edge to deal with them.

Fear is a strong emotion when it comes to our kids. We want to do the very best that we know how. I do not regret getting certain vaccinations exempt for mine. I was actively searching for my answer and did the best I could with as much as I knew. Time and more education changed my past beliefs. I think the answer is in continuing to gather true valid scientific information from authenticated sources. Covid19 has stunned the scientific community and continues to evolve with their current results.

Worldwide vaccinations have proven effective in the past. Smallpox, Diphtheria and yellow fever have been eliminated. Mumps and Rubella have been by 98-99%, just to name a few. As I understand, Covid19 will never go away as much as could become more like colds and flu…with worldwide use of vaccination against it. People have been getting their kids vaccinated for generations and never questioned the need for it.

For the current situation…I had to come to my own terms in deciding if the vaccination was right for me to get. Knowing I have never felt the need to get flu shots…it took me months to conclude the vaccination was the right thing to do. For myself as well as respect to whom ever I could possibly infect…even unknowingly! It appears to be hit and miss as far as who gets it and how they are affected without any other health issues. However, when it hits it can be incapacitating or deadly.

For me, I stopped listening to extremists in the news and people close to me where I already knew where they stood. Then I started listening to and reading up on the current information that the countries top doctors were speaking about. I melted that into what I already had learned in the past year. After much internal debate, I made my appointment. I walked away knowing in my heart and gut that it was the right thing to do.

Especially watching the current news of the kids that are ending up in the hospital…I would, definitely, make sure mine were protected as well. When it was approved for them of course!

You can follow this link to the CDC (Centers For Disease Control and Prevention). It’s a government agency. https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/eua/index.html

Article Author: jasmine@majickalgarden.com

A Guided Meditation:

To Find Peace In Uncertain Times

I find this guided meditation very soothing and comfortable, all around. It is a great introduction for those new to meditating. In following her calming guidance, you might find a bit of quiet peace and calm inside, by the end of the 15-minute video. You can try it anywhere quiet.

After practicing unguided meditation for many years now, I sometimes enjoy a good, guided experience to help quiet and center me. This one will be on my list to come back to. I hope you enjoy it as well.

jasmine@majickal garden.com

New Appliance Stress

Remembering when we could just expect it; has been replaced by a “disposable” attitude when it comes to appliances.

Written by Jasmine

After 25 years of dedicated service, my Whirlpool washer sent a message that it was terminal.

I looked seriously into how to keep it. O.K., it’s “her” because I like to think of the hard working machines as part of the family. I’ve learned to do this because whenever something major leaves us or is in a coma…there is usually a time gap where we have to go without and make do where we can! Going without heat for a week when the heat pump needs a transplant, its 24 degrees in the throes of winter sure does make someone appreciate the wonderful workings of a healthy one. I call that one heat appreciation because I know I will greatly do so when it returns!

That is where my appliance nightmare began. Firstly, I am fixated on getting the best value for the dollars! Remembering when we could just expect it; has been replaced by a “disposable” attitude when it comes to appliances. So, I hit the internet and began my in-depth search for the perfect, for me, washer. I read so many reviews and the best of lists for 2021. There was my list for the features I wanted as well as for the ones I did not want or need. And there are many!

The reviews made me crazy. Some were really good. Others were so very bad. How can one product produce so many variations I ask!! In the end and after a couple weeks, (did I mention I am fixated?), I chose one. The choice was as much deep research as listening to my gut! I presented my choice to hubby for his opinion. I am envious of this man because he is free of the self-inflicted stress and worry I naturally have for picking the best. His way is to spend the time of a cup of coffee and walk away from computer with order placed. And…with a smile on his face for mission completed!

Two days before I picked the washer, the dryer timer began acting up. Maybe it mourned the loss of its “mate”! I found the part online with the idea of “saving her”.  : )  Hubby had been very patient waiting on me until he relieved me of the wheel and informed me he had ordered the dryer for the washer I picked. He appreciated my frugality.  Then reminded me that saving the old dryer would leave a mismatched set. Pointing to glossy picture of the set on computer…he says “Look, don’t they look great together.” Sure, I am thinking, appeal to my sense of aesthetics!

I now love my new shiny bright set and they do look great. I learned that “old school” can learn to adapt. After I calm down from this adventure I will tackle the next one for a new dishwasher!

Author: jasmine@majickalgarden.com

Yours, Mine and Ours

“Is that right, YOUR going to grow some tomatoes”. Now, knowing I am the official and only gardener of our grounds, this was an interesting desire on his part as we both know exactly how he was going to accomplish this effort.

Last Spring, I sat on the patio enjoying the welcomed warmth and peace of the day. I was making a list of the plants I would be picking up the next day.

I recalled an announcement my husband had made a few weeks before. “I think I will grow some tomato plants this year” he says, appearing quite pleased with himself.

With a quick smile I said, “Is that right, YOUR going to grow some tomatoes?” Now, knowing I am the official and only gardener of our grounds, this was an interesting desire on his part as we both know exactly how he was going to accomplish this effort.

The memory made me smile again. A short time passed when around the corner he suddenly appeared carrying 2 potted tomato plants and wearing a large grin on his face. He sets them down in front of me and says nothing. I laughed, and yes this man does make me laugh often! “Uh huh”, I say, “Please do let me know how that works out for you”.

Now, the pressure is on me to make dang sure that he is able to grow his own tomato plants to the point of lovely red ripeness!

I re-potted them and found a great sunny spot. Making sure to add some extra tender loving care and attention, of course. Months pass until one day he walks in the door and informs me, “MY tomatoes are ready for the picking!”

Well, I did have to rib him on noticing how hard he worked for those lovely red orbs as he tended them carefully for weeks.

However, it occurred to me that as partners we share the accomplishments of one another. Growing vegetable is not my choice of gardening materials. He could have just asked me to add them to my list. However, that would not have been as amusing as how he chose to charm me into doing this for him.

He did produce the desire as well as the plants. I put the time in and was very happy to do so. To my surprise I was able to bring it to fruition, literally! It made me think about how our accomplishments are shared between a couple regardless of who put the time into whatever it happens to be.

Of course, we both enjoyed the welcome addition of home grown tasty tomatoes for an unexpectedly long while.

Written by Jasmine@https://majickalgarden.com

My Path Of Light

After attending my first communion, I recognized a spark of light had appeared deep inside me and my instincts told me it was time to go my own way to discover where this light was going to lead me.

Written By Jasmine

My Path of Light began when I chose to leave the Lutheran church after I had taken the required classes to be Confirmed, around 12 years old. For the most part, the only reason I participated was because my childhood best friend had to attend at the encouragement of her parents. It was also the same church in years past where I attended Sunday School and Vacation Bible School, however sporadically.

After attending my first communion, I recognized a spark of light had appeared deep inside me and my instincts told me it was time to go my own way to discover where this light was going to lead me. Something told me I would not find it there. I did not speak of it to anyone, I just stopped.

Fast forward to me at 30 years old. There were marital problems and I was pregnant with my 2nd child. I was searching for answers as to how I could proceed with my purpose in life. I was miserable, marriage wise, and I did not know how to deal with the shear contrast of joy that a child would bring to my life. Becoming a mother was the greatest achievement I had realized.

At that time, my new best friend scooped me up and introduced me to new tools I could use to tap into the spiritual side of me. She recognized my deep turmoil without knowing the facts that contributed to it. All she knew was that I needed help. She shared her unconditional good heart and was there for me whenever I needed. As she lived next door, there were many late night get togethers. She is a true blessing in my life and I cherish her friendship.

She shared with me her astrology, tarot cards, intuitive spiritual guidance readers, inspirational books and more. Some refer to them as New Age activities. For me they became tools to begin moving forward on my path of light. I began to learn new things about myself as well as those I loved in my life. I learned where to put my faith, hope and how to “listen” for guidance.

After decades of relying on those tools, I realized when it was time to set some aside and trust my intuition. Knowing belies belief…and I know I am where I belong.

I wrote this poem to honor the Universal Light and Love that feeds the soul and propels me forward.

Author: jasmine@majickalgarden.com