Friday, July 3, 2015

Revisiting June

Woo hoo, it's Friday. Here in the USA, it's a long holiday weekend with July 4th tomorrow. I'm starting a new feature here on Swan of Dreamers: My Dream Roundup. Highlighting five posts from the previous month that you may want to read again or missed.

Dancing with the Waning Moon

Romantic Vignette #13: Night and Day

Be Responsible for your Own Energy

Summer is almost here...

Jume 27th: Somewhere in Time Day


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Happy July Full Moon Magic

Hello,my friends. Happy July. Happy Canada day to all my Canadian readers.This is a special month. We have two Full Moons in July. Today is the Full Moon in Capricorn and on the 31st it is the Full Moon in Aquarius. The second full moon is called the Blue Moon. July is a month full of beautiful energy that is accessible for all of us to use.

Tonight, as I said before, is the Full Moon in Capricorn. All my sun and moon Capricorn babies this is your special Moon. Of course, for all us the Full Moon is a time to connect within.

I made the realization yesterday that Capricorn is the sea goat. Capricorn carries earth and water energy; also the sign of watery Cancer ruling now. There is a lot of water and earth energy swirling in the air.

Depending on where you are think of what parts of your life needs more attention.

For Earth energy, here are some questions for you:
Are you getting enough exercise?
Do you feel financially secure?
Do you experiment with new food recipes?
Do you feel connected with your sensual side?

For water energy:
Are you to able to express how you feel clearly?
Are the closest relationships nourishing to your soul?
Do you give yourself time to dream new goals?
Do you have practices in place to help when you feel upset or overwhelmed?

These are a few questions to spark you under this Full Moon. As always, make sure to follow your own intuition on what feels right to do. Remember the energy of the Full Moon lasts for three days: day before, the day of, the day after.

Dance and make merry, my friends. Happy Full Moon.


Saturday, June 27, 2015

June 27th: Somewhere in Time Day

Hello, my friends. Somewhere in Time is one of my favorite movies. If you are longtime reader here, then you may know my love for this wonderful romantic gem. Today June 27th is the day Christopher Reeve's character Richard Collier goes back in time to meet Elise McKenna, played by Jane Seymour, in 1912.

For me, Christopher and Jane are in my top favorite screen couples. They both radiate together on the screen. I first saw Somewhere in Time on HBO, back in the day, at 11 and I was transfixed. Since then I have watched it countless times. Christopher Reeve for me is still one of my favorites.

Here is his second meeting with Elise. Though his first time in 1912. If that doesn't make sense to you, go watch Somewhere in Time. You can watch it on Netflix and on YouTube. Enjoy.


Thursday, June 25, 2015

Dream Thought #77: Life is Art

I think everything in life is art. What you do. How you dress. The way you love someone, and how you talk. Your smile and your personality. What you believe in, and all your dreams. The way you drink your tea. How you decorate your home. Or party. Your grocery list. The food you make. How your writing looks. And the way you feel. Life is art.”
- Helena Bonham Carter


Monday, June 22, 2015

This space is for Peace and Healing

I hope you all had a great weekend and First day of Summer.

I am dedicating this post for peace and healing. Whatever time, day, or season you get to this post, I ask that you pray along with me. I pray for all those who have been brutalized, bullied and killed because of their race, their gender, their religion, their class, their culture, their age. I pray that people realize words and thoughts are powerful. Words and thoughts full of hatred and fear spawn atrocious acts from these twisted roots. I pray that people still continue to be the light when their world may be plunged in darkness. I pray for Peace and Healing for all including myself.

May Kwan Yin bless this post with love and peace as well. Blessed Be, my friends.


Sunday, June 21, 2015

Summer is Here!

Happy Summer Solstice, my friends. Summer is finally here. Are you a Heliophilia? I am. It is a person who has desire to stay in the sun;Lover of Sunlight. Of course, stay safe in the sun and wear sunscreen.

It seemed at first if we have a gray day, now the sun and blue skies are shinning through. Yay!☺

Even if it's a rainy or cloudy day on this first day of Summer, you can still have that Summer feeling. Think back to one of your favorite summer memories. One of my favorite memories is the july when I was 12. I went for a month to this great day camp at a local state park.I got to swim, play, run and bask in the sun. There was a camp counselor named Miguel. He was 16 and so cute. I had the biggest crush on him. I think now looking back he was a little sweet on me too. Miguel would endlessly tease and talk to me. When my month ended, I was so sad. There is a great footnote to this story.

Many years later, as an adult, I on was the subway going to work. Someone called my name, and I looked up and it was Miguel! He still looked the same. I had, of course, never forgotten him and it made my day to know he still remembered me.

Here is a short visualization to tune into that Summer energy. Close your eyes. Imagine it is an ideal Summer day for you. You can be anywhere in the world you wish. For me, it is being in a meadow of wildflowers. Lay down in your ideal place is. You have on your favorite piece of clothing in the world. Your feet are bare. The sun is directly overhead. Now, all that is left is to bask in the summer sun. Let all your cares and worries slip away. Feel the sun on your skin, smell the sweet air of Summer, and become one with the sunlight. You can stay here as long and as short as you wish. When you are ready, open your eyes.

Also, Happy Father's Day to all the Fathers out there especially my husband, Sean.

May this First day of Summer and the longest day of the year brings you joy, beauty and happiness. I hope you all have enjoyed my weekend posts in celebration of The Summer and The Summer Solstice. Let's make it a great Summer, everyone.