The first annual halloween blog hop 2013 - 8 days of spooky goodness with the guidance goddess and friends
Welcome to the very First Annual Halloween Blog Hop - 8 Days of Spooky Goodness with The Guidance Goddess and Friends! I am so excited to welcome you to this wonderful gathering of Friends, Authors, Bloggers, Witches, Philosophers, Healers, and generally Magickal people! The following is a full listing of each Blogger and their day to post for the Hop. Each name is clickable and linked to their blog site. Underneath that is a link to their Facebook Pages. Please make sure to visit each blog and each day to see what goodies are in store! Here is the list, and following that will be my story to get the ball rolling.
Christie Anne Blaisdell (Christie does not have a blog, so please read her post here, on my site)
Javon-Demetrius 'jd' Cogmon
Heather Gaffney Darnell
JoLynne Valerie Whittaker
A Haunting to Remember
by Jennifer Leigh Scott aka The Guidance Goddess
Danica was tired. She was bone tired, in fact. The Autumn days had become chilly and dreary, and she was lonely - lonely for human companionship. She had no shortage of chatter, for Danica had begun to see and hear things again. At least that’s what it seemed like; she didn’t know if she was crazy or not, and she had been so sure that she had received enough counseling and blocked the chatter out so that it would never return again. She longed for a friend, an advisor, anyone who would understand. She was afraid that was never to be.
Danica came from a long line of Witches, Seers, Psychics. However, it was rough for her Mother and her. They were chased out of every small town they settled in, after the townspeople used them up for their insights, natural healing methods, and psychic visions. It always turned bad; inevitably someone would get a Reading, not liking what was said because they had no desire to use their own power to take control of the situation presented and thus take control of their life. They wanted the Witch to do it for them. And sadly, Danica’s Mother Jillyan had passed on without really teaching Danica how to protect herself from the dark energies, or to hone her gifts.
Danica was living in a secluded spot in a town where the people who had known her Grandmother were long dead or moved elsewhere. The sprawling old mansion that her Grandmother had left to her was full of old energies, old magicks, herbs, mortars and pestles, talismans, candles galore, drafts, and lots of Spirits. The drafts seemed to have multiplied this October evening, and Danica stoked the fire and shivered a little in her long white nightgown. She climbed into the big four poster canopy bed and prayed that the chatter would be still tonight.
Danica dozed off briefly, and suddenly shivered under the thick comforter. Then she felt a creeping warmth that started at her feet. There was a weight shift on the bed, as if someone had sat down on it. She jumped up.
“Hello Love. I’ve been wondering how long it would take before you took notice of me.”
Danica attempted to jump up, arms and legs flailing, but the large masculine figure held her down easily. “No need for all of that Dear. I am not here to harm you. You’ve been waiting for me all of your life.” She looked up tentatively, taking in a broad shouldered male with platinum blonde hair, a strong jaw, and a sure, confident expression. For some reason Danica felt a growing sense of calm, and she knew who he was. Somehow, she knew that she had been looking and waiting for him all of her life. She also knew that he was not human, was not of this world. What in the world was going on?
This was something altogether new and different. Although her pulse was racing and she was almost afraid to look him in the eyes, Danica knew that her life had just changed forever. She felt that he - whoever he was - was in control, and that perhaps her life would now take a new direction and hold some meaning. For some reason, she was excited and could not wait to see what happened next…….
Just a little Halloween teaser to get us started! Please join the Blog Hop tomorrow, October 25, on the blog of
Thank you for joining us on the Annual ParaGoddess Halloween Blog Tour.
Samhain, All Hallow’s Eve, or Halloween is the night of the year when the veil between the living and the dead is lifted. Samhain is known also as the Witch’s New Year. The Harvest is finished, the leaves and some plants are dying, the Earth will slumber for the Winter. It is a time when the old dies so that we can clear it out and make way for the new. The Goddess Kali Ma comes to mind in thinking of the cycles of birth, life, and death.
There is a somber, reflecting type of beauty to the energy of Samhain, and it is the perfect time to start a tradition of honoring the Dead and our Ancestors. This ritual is sort of a hodge podge of other ritual and spell tidbits that I have put together and made my own for my family this year. You can add, delete, or arrange any of it that will make it more applicable to you or your family. And by all means, include the children if you have them! This can be the perfect opportunity to help them learn more about their Ancestors and to better understand the cycles of Life and Death, and that all is energy - an energy that is constantly flowing and changing and morphing. Nothing ends, it just changes. You can also perform this with friends or alone.
First, it is a good idea to perform a protection spell/grounding meditation to start. Light as many white candles as you have, and add others as desired such as:
Join hands in a circle for an added energy boost. You will then call upon Angels, Gods or Goddesses that you follow, Source, Universal Life Force, or whatever you like to call it. You may also want to invite some of the Elementals like the faeries or elves. Ask everyone to visualize themselves with roots going from their feet down into the Earth’s core and with white or violet light coming into the Crown chakra (top of the head) and flowing down through the body and into the core. “I ask that ______ are here surrounding us as we honor those who have crossed over. We honor our ancestors and thank them for paving the way before us. We are celebrating the end of the Harvest, the death of the Autumn, and paving the way to Rebirth and Renewal. We shed that which no longer serves us. We ask that _____surrounds us with a clear white bubble of protection and allows only that which is for the highest good into our circle. And so it is.”
You all will then place photos, mementos, and anything that you hold dear and that reminds you of the departed onto an altar (already set up). Then have a feast (prepared ahead of time)! Set a few places - with food - for the ancestors that you are honoring as well. There should be breads and cheeses to choose from, apples or apple dishes, Autumn veggies, and stews. Stories, memories, and laughter should be shared while eating. Wine, beer, apple cider, or sparkling juice will be used to toast the Spirits at the end of the meal. You can also honor departed pets or friends at this meal. Thank them all, as well as your Guides, Angels, Gods, Goddesses, or whomever you have invoked as part of the ritual.
Take time this Samhain to honor the Spirit world, your Ancestors and Friends whom have crossed over, and the cycles of birth, life, and death. Share with your children or other close loved ones and learn and share more about each other, and what it means to grow, change, and let the old make way for the new on one of the most magical, wonderful nights of the year. Quite beautiful really - we all get to welcome new and better into our lives; we get a second chance!
The previous blog post links are in my last blog post. Be sure to continue following the #13DaysofHalloween #ParaGoddessHalloweenBlogTour by going to the blog of
The Clairvoyant Courtesan, tomorrow, October 27th to see what magic she has in store! The rest of the tour is as follows:
Oct. 28 Karyn Dolan
Oct. 29 Brady Allen
Oct. 30 Jessica Subject
Oct. 31 Gabrielle Faust
Then be sure to also go back to the blog of #ParaGoddess JoLynne Valerie on October 31st for Halloween and Samhain goodies!
Wishcasting Wednesday: What Do You Wish to Reflect On?
On this lovely Wishcasting Wednesday, I wish to reflect on how very far I have come. I cannot believe how different I am in my responses and thoughts as compared to last year, or even last week, or yesterday. Seven years ago I was still in the process of healing from an abusive relationship. I do not even recognize that girl – I just send her hugs for the lessons she taught me.
Every single time that I take my negative thoughts and fears, release them, and reformat them, I take an even bigger step than the last one I took in order to bring myself into alignment with what I want, need, and wish for. I also spend less time thinking of and dwelling on what I want; I notice a distinct difference in my levels of gratitude. I truly appreciate what I have, and it makes me appreciate what is to come. I know things are only getting better. This is so exciting! I am also reflecting on how very appreciative I am of my clients, and the beautiful steps that they are all taking. It is a glorious journey that we are all on. What a ride!
Please join me by answering Wishcasting Wednesday's question “What do you wish to reflect on?” by posting your wish in the comments below, or on my Facebook page here. If you have a blog, then you can also join in here.
What step do you wish to take?
My wish this Wishcasting Wednesday is simple:
I wish to take the next step for my social life. I am blessed to be able to stay home and develop my infant business; however, it also means that I do not get out much. In the summer, with the kids home, I get out even less. We have one car, and my partner usually drives it to work unless I or the kids have an appointment or specific errands. I need to make the effort to get out and hang with a friend or two at least a couple of times per month. I also have some great new networking opportunities lined up with fellow lightworkers and business Woo-Woo gurus. But, if I tell the truth, my childhood shyness and my empathic sensitivities are peeking out. I know once I get there, I will have a great time. I know that I will probably make some pretty sweet connections. I just have to do it.
I would like to be as candid with my readers and clients as I can, while maintaining proper boundaries. This is why I am sharing with you that yes, I am still shy sometimes. Yes, I still get scared that I will not be good enough or that “They won't like me.” But, you know what? That ends now! I am always good enough, and I am freaking lovable! And should I ever doubt, I will remind myself I AM ALWAYS MYSELF, THE REAL ME. I AM ALWAYS A GODDESS!
Please join me by answering Wishcasting Wednesday's question “What step do you wish to take?” by posting your wish in the comments below, or on my Facebook page here. If you have a blog, then you can also join in here.
Multiple cards (by myself and others that I watch on YouTube) were pulled today involving the completion of laying and cementing the foundations to our dreams and the plans and measures we have been taking to further our careers and our life purposes. There were also cards pulled several times about abundance and love.
My take on all of this and what I scribbled in my Hello Kitty book as I channeled:
I was feeling a little “unsexy” and having some doubts about things that I don't often doubt anymore this morning. The above cards and messages showed up numerous times as I began my meditations and writing affirmations to turn my frown upside down. One thing that I was told to do was to not only begin my day with a smile, but to really make it a habit to smile at everyone I meet, every single day. This means at family that I see every day as well. I struggle with this type of thing as I am an empath (generally with the public), thus I am highly sensitive to the environment and the people around me and all of the energies that that encompasses. It was only last year (I will be 39 in December – Goddess!) that I learned about and refined my own habits and techniques for keeping out other people's crud. I do not ignore people, and I am not impolite, but I definitely shield myself. How can I do that and smile at every one of them? Well, I am going to do it. I think of how often another's smile helped to change my mindset, especially when I was struggling with many issues and depression. Maybe you can join me for some extra strength energy and we can spread smiles all around?
Trust and love and abundance – The message sent is to remind us that we need to trust, always we need to trust. The love cards, messages, and channel pictures that I saw instructed us to really open our hearts. Does this mean in romance (whether you have a partner or not)? Yes, but it also means in all of our relationships, even work and career. If you are partnered, renew your commitments. Flash that smile that you have been practicing at your honey like you have just seen him/her for the first time again. If you are not partnered, perhaps your twin flame will be drawn to you because you are practicing that great, loving, inviting smile. Love your work partners and your work. Open your heart to being more grounded and lovingly approach your work. Hate your job? Open your heart to receiving guidance towards your true calling. Abundance is already here. Remember my Full Moon channels about this. Look around, open your heart and love to receive all that is good. Acknowledge the abundance that is already there in your life, right now.
Loud and clear: “This is a time for huge shifts and tremendous manifestation. Only speak and think that which you wish TO BE, that wish you wish to make happen.”
I am going to share (some of) the affirmations I wrote for myself before, during, and after this channeling. Feel free to use them in your own journal, and I hope you are inspired to make more:
I am helping people to live their dreams, grow, release hurts, improve, love, and laugh!
I have an infinite flow of abundance and income where my needs and those of my family are continuously met.
I have an open mind and an open heart that flows, gives, and receives love continuously.
I make my family feel loved and comforted.
I am connected with and share with those who can help me in business, and I in turn can help them.
I am continuously connected to Spirit, my Guides, and the Divine Source.
I AM ALWAYS MYSELF, THE REAL ME. I AM ALWAYS A GODDESS! (guys can of course, change the goddess part if they like!)
This is my first time posting for Wishcasting Wednesday on Jamie Ridler's website http://jamieridlerstudios.ca/wishcasting-wednesday-what-healing-do-you-wish-for. This will be a regular practice here every week on the blog, and I invite you to join Jamie and me if you have a blog. If you do not have a blog, then I will have a status on Facebook where you can comment under with your own wishes, or you can comment here under the posts. Jamie has a fabulous site with positive and uplifting practices that usually focus heavily on gratitude and Moon Magick. I encourage you to share these types of practices in your own home and with friends and family.
Today's question is "What healing do you wish for?":
I wish for continued healing and insights about how to best treat my Fibromyalgia and its symptoms. I am continually learning new ideas and tips through trial and error. I also wish for healing for my family and myself of any issues that still remain from past experiences with abuse, addictions, unhealthy mental attitudes, and from the old paradigm. We are no longer part of that old system; we are part of the newly evolving and fabulous shifting matrix that will hold and send and grow love and goodness for this beautiful Mother Earth.
I am thrilled to be a part of the new love, light, ascension, and eye-opening growth that the world is experiencing right now. I hope you will join me, and I encourage you to be open and candid and really, really share what you need healing for. I encourage you to embrace Wishcasting Wednesday every week and ask for whatever gifts you really need and want. Do not be afraid! Your heart and soul will tell you what you really desire, and putting out gratitude and authentic intentions will mean that you will shortly see your dreams manifesting right before your eyes. You are not selfish for asking for what you need and want. Remember how, as a child, you believed you could do, be, and have anything you wanted, until the world told you otherwise. That world is dying, and the new world believes in the innate magickal qualities of You - The Real You! Go shine!
Believe, and wish, and see the magick and the good in all!! <3
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.