Did you say rabbit, rabbit, rabbit?

Did you say, Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbit for luck this February 1, 2020?

And today is Imbolc aka candlemas on the Celtic calendar. It is time to let go of the past and to look to the future, clearing out the old, making both outer and inner space for new beginnings. Just as we prepare our gardens for spring.

It is the ‘quickening of the year’. The original word Imbolg means ‘in the belly’. All is pregnant and expectant – and only just visible if at all, like the gentle curve of a ‘just-showing’ pregnancy.

It is the promise of renewal, of hidden potential, of earth awakening and life-force stirring. Here is hope. We welcome the growth of the returning light and witness Life’s insatiable appetite for rebirth.

Time for serious spring cleaning inside out.

**NOTE: “Rabbit rabbit rabbit” is a superstition found in Britain and N. America wherein a person says or repeats the word rabbit aloud upon waking on the first day of a month, to ensure good luck.

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Books Can Light the Way

Books that Light the Way

The challenge to each human is creation. Will you create with reverence, or with neglect? – Gary Zukav “Seat of the Soul”

That is a valid question. In my quest to reach escape velocity, I need to understand the life I’m creating and do it with more care for the person I am as well as the one I aspire to be.

I think this past year my default has been neglect in more ways than I care to admit. It’s time for a serious reboot and to-do lists are not enough.

I’ve dusted off a few old books aka old friends for re-reading.

First up:

1. Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way. It’s written as a 12-week course. Helpful because realistically change is a journey. Trying to do it all at once overwhelms and usually ends in failure.

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2. Sarah Ban Brechnact’s “Simple Abundance”. Daily quotes followed by a 1 page essay that provokes thought and inspiration. Sometimes I explore them further in my own journal. Today’s is “Standing Knee-Deep in a River and Dying of Thirst” (C&W song by Kathy Mattea). Books hold so many ideas, cosmic thoughts to mull and ponder.

Just as each teacher will appear as needed, so will the ideas coalesce and the path clear a little at a time so I can enjoy the journey and not rush to the end too quickly.

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Do you say rabbit, rabbit, rabbit?

#perlesaerie Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbit!!!**

The beginning of a new year, a new decade, a leap year, an election year, Chinese year of the white metal rat which symbolizes an abundant period that will soon take place. And numerological year 4 inspiring exploration, discovery and learning. Whew. 366 days.

“Cheers to a new year and another chance to get it right.” —Oprah.

🥂 I’ll do my best.

**NOTE: “Rabbit rabbit rabbit” is a superstition found in Britain and N. America wherein a person says or repeats the word rabbit aloud upon waking on the first day of a month, to ensure good luck.

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Do You Do Resolutions

#perlesaerie. Rather than resurrecting the same old Resolutions of Must Dos and Must Don’ts, that hasn’t changed much in many years, I chose One Word for 2020 — Create. It’s an active verb. It demands action. It encourages me to Create the life I want in 2020. 

The possibilities are endless.

Definition of Create: Bring something into existence. Cause something to happen. Form out of nothing.

Choosing the word was a piece of cake; but living it every day will take serious effort. I’ll be drafting a loose outline/action plan for areas of my life that need it most. And I’ll not make the mistake of trying to do it all at once. Baby steps.

Happy New Year.

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The Sun Has Moved

#PerlesAerie I’m not often still in bed when the sun rises, so just noticed the sun has changed position. Where it was streaming blindingly through my center east window, it now is just noticeable a tad north of the far left window. A sure sign that long days are on the wane, as a minute a day we turn toward Fall. I hate summer’s heat and love Fall just wish the daylight wasn’t so short then. Ah well if ifs and buts were candy and nuts, we’d all have a merry christmas. Happy Monday y’all.

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Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbit for luck

Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbit!!! I finally remembered thanks to iPhone reminder. I need all the good luck I can and no one to hear me utter the incantation but Jazzmine, and her only concerns are food, pats, and naps.  For those who don’t know: “Rabbit rabbit rabbit” is one variant of a superstition found in Britain and North America that states that a person should say or repeat the word “rabbit” out loud upon waking on the first day of the month, because doing so will ensure good luck … Later y’all. #PerlesAerie

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Do you celebrate Solstice?

From #PerlesAerie
Do you celebrate Solstice? I do. We do. We gather with friends for the annual Solstice @ 3024.  The tables in every room are laden with all manner of food. My favorites were the Caviar pie, calamata tapanade, swedish meatballs to name a few. The kitchen counters and table overflowed with all the shared byobs of wine, liquors, beer and a little of the hard stuff.

This is without a doubt the best candles 5.jpgparty of the year. An eclectic mix of people young and old; from the arts (theater actors, directors, managers, etc. working artists, writers, journalists); and various mainstream professions. The conversations were the kind that wake up you brain and bring a alertness to the days that follow.

I got home around 2am and briefly visited my altar before heading to bed. Earlier that evening I posted this on Instagram:

Sun has set and before heading out to a Winter Solstice @ 3024 party, I’ve lit the candles on my altar as well as one in every room. That done I recite my annual invocation and release it to the ether**

Winter Solstice is my time to contemplate the past year; celebrate my successes; glean a lessons from my failures; and set a few goals, née, resolutions, for the year ahead.

I am one with the uni verse – See me.
Let me slip easily into the stream of time – Hear me.
Let me acknowledge my past, and accept my now – Help me.
Let me see in dream a little of my path ahead – Grant me.
That given time to contemplate, I may make better choices – Guide me.
As I give myself up to the ‘I am’ and slip into dream. Protect me.
So mote it be.
Later y’all.

**’…ether or spirit. Spirit is the fifth element, and the most ethereal of all the elements, it is a mystical and magical force that can neither be categorised nor explained. When spell casting or magic making…’

Sunday’s in the Kitchen

I spent Sunday in the Kitchen prepping things for the week.

Squeeze all the lemons; freeze in ice cube tray; put in Ziploc bags and store for fresh lemons whenever I need them for tea or water or a  cook-tuna-salad-3recipe.

I ran the Jalapenos thru the food processor; put them in a ziplock bag; press them flat (about 1/8th inch); seal and freeze. I break off a piece to make fresh salsa whenever I need it.

The 3 tomatoes that were too soft for much of anything, I through into a ziplock bag; sealed and threw into the freezer. I’ll pull them out for a sauce or soup some day. Frozen tomatoes are easy to peel and taste good in various recipes (not salsa).

Then, as I’ve too much to do the rest of the week, I made a double can tuna salad and stored it in a mason jar.  Recipe below.  I love tuna salad. I can put it on a cracker for a quick snack; make a sandwich with lettuce, tomatoes; put a scoop atop a salad for extra protein.  I’ve also take a cup and mix in some kind of binder like panko, ground oatmeal or flax (grind them in a coffee grinder); quinoa flakes.etc.; form into patties and fry in olive oil.  Oh, The salad lasts about a week, but it also freezes well which when thawed is good to make patties not as a salad. Yum.

I also put some navy beans in the crock pot to cook.  They are so handy for an impromptu humus, a pureed soup, chicken chili, mashed for a quesadillas, scattered atop a salad.  They also freeze well, although then they are only good for soup or to mash.

Tuna Salad

2 Cans Water packed Albacore Tuna well drained
2 Stalks Celery finely minced
3 small dill pickles minced
1 cup or minced bell peppers any and all colors (green, red, yellow…)
1 medium carrot (optional – I like lots of veggies) minced.
dash of cayenne (optional – I like spicy)
2 Tbs Mayonnaise
2 Tbs spicy mustard

Mix well; store firmly packed in tall mason jar. Lasts about a week.

Enjoy

How do I pick up the pieces?

I realized I’ve been absent from this Blog since August. Wow! I’ve been on social media, but mostly on my Iphone.  That said, I have been micro blogging via Instagram. Although I still write in my journal, I ‘ve somehow grown accustomed to typing quickly with a finger or two or a thumb in my phone’s Notes pad.

I then cut and paste into Instagram with a photo and voila, I’ve p
osted tgoddess-windowshere along with Facebook, Twitter and Tumbler.  Color me lazy. Haven’t figured out how to get it to post to either of my Blogs yet.

I’ve also been in my studio painting.  But with that too, it’s easier to take a quick Iphone pic and upload on Instagram with a mini Bloggy post. The painting on the right sold almost as soon as I posted it. Loved it so much I’m going to do a series on the theme of alternative windows.

I’ve also been cooking and sharing pictures and recipes of the result, but and again instead of Blogging it as I used to do, it goes straight to Instagram. And as always, Jazzmine expects a bite of whatever I’m eating.img_3835

Now with a new year before me, and this most contested election behind me, I’ve decided to actually sit at my actual PC or alternately my Surface Tablet and post here at least once a week for starters.

Pretty much everywhere on social media I am Perle Champion.  But on Instagram I went with Perlesrose if anyone wants to follow me there.There’s an inside story to that handle. It is shortening of Perle alias Rose. Maybe I’ll tell it some day. ( https://www.instagram.com/perlesrose/ )

 

 

 

Art – Goddess Series

Been fiddling with my WP Website this morning. Uploaded 3 paintings to a new page, but I can’t figure how to do a stacked menu for other categories. So wish I could afford a webmaster, and I am so struggling. Happy Monday y’all 

Source: Art – Goddess Series

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