Sunday, April 28, 2013

Diamond History & Lore

Diamond History & Lore

  • Kings, in old days, led the battles on the battle fields. They wore heavy leather breast plates studded with diamonds and other precious stones.
  • Because it was believed that diamonds were fragments of stars and the tear drops of the Gods, the diamonds possessed magical qualities of the Gods and had powers far beyond the understanding of common man. The warriors stayed clear of the Kings and those who were fortunate enough to have the magical diamonds in their breast plates. So, they survived the wars by the magic of the diamonds and were blessed by the Gods and had lives of good fortune. Much of this lore still lives today in a simply saying, "diamonds are a girls best friend." In ancient Greece and Summaria, diamonds were the status symbols of Kings and the very wealthy.
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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Fallen Angel ~ Part 3

"It cannot be done," said Diamond. "I would have to right the wrong tenfold and I have no idea what I've done wrong."

"Is it common for a fallen angel to not recall his deed?" asked April.

Diamond shook his head. "No, we are usually given a second chance. No one is unforgivable."

April cocked her head. "Well, what's the last thing you remember then?"

"I was at a meeting of the angels. We were discussing letting others join the Angel League. I have always been a strong proponent of letting others in Heaven join the Angel League. There are many who are worthy and with the growing Earthly population we could use the help," explained Diamond.

"Sounds like a worthy cause," said April, "No reason to fall. What happened next?"

"Thunder gave his reasons against it." Diamond's lip curled. "He has no right being an angel. His heart is as black as my feather. But he has the ear of many an angel." Diamond smirked. "But not enough angels, I won the vote." The smirk faded. "That's the last thing I remember before waking up here."

A crunch of branches caught their attention, Diamond pulled April behind him and expanded his wings, shielding her.

"Who goes there?" he bellowed.

"Diamond?" sang a feminine voice from the bushes. "Is that you?"

"Star?" Diamond lowered his wings and rushed to help the delicate angel through the bushes. "What are you doing here?"

"I don't know," she said. "The last thing I remember is voting with you in order to let others join the Angel League. Then I woke up here, with this."

She pointed to a single black feather embedded in her pristine white wings.

April ran to Star's side and examined the feather.

"I think I know what's going on here," she said to Diamond and Star.

At that moment two more angels came into the clearing.

"Comet, Sapphire what are you doing here?" asked Diamond.

"We don't know," said Comet. "But we both have the black feather."

"Don't you see?" asked April. "It's Thunder. He has done something to cause all of you to fall. I don't think he took losing the vote very well."

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Native American Animal Symbol

  Native American 
Animal Symbol
April 20 ~ May 20 ~
Take charge, adapt,
 overcome – this is the 
Beaver motto. Mostly business, the Beaver is gets the job at hand done with maximum efficiency and aplomb. Strategic, and cunning the Beaver is a force to be reckoned with in matters of business and combat. One might also think twice about engaging the Beaver in a match of wits – as his/her mental acuity is razor sharp. The Beaver has everything going for him/her – however tendencies toward "my way or the highway" get them in trouble. Yes, they are usually right, but the bearer of this Native American animal symbol may need to work on tact. In a nurturing environment the Beaver can be compassionate, generous, helpful, and loyal. Left to his/her own devices the Beaver can be nervous, cowardly, possessive, arrogant, and over-demanding. 

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Monday, April 15, 2013

Stone Magic~ The Spirit Within

 Diamond History & Lore
The Philosopher's Stone: The diamond is an ancient symbol of the perfected man whose divine spirit shines forth. As the rough diamond is dull and lifeless when first removed from the earth, so the spiritual nature in its "earthly" state reveals little of its inherent luminosity. In the hands of the skillful lapidary, the diamond is transformed into a sparkling gem from whose facets pour streams of rainbow colored fire, so upon the lathe of the Divine Lapidary, the spirit of man is ground and polished until it reflects the glory of its Creator from every atom. He lives by spirit.
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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Fallen Angel ~ Part 2

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April rolled her eyes at her furry friend cowering in the hole. "Thanks a lot for leaving me alone, Ester."

"I said show yourself," boomed the baritone.

April stood, "There's no need to be so grumpy. I'm right here. I wasn't spying on you, my forest friend told me there was a stranger in the forest and asked me to check it out."

"So these are your woods?" asked the stranger.

April shook her head. "No, the woods belong to everyone. I'm more of an overseer. Who are you?"

"My name is Diamond," the stranger replied.

"You'll have to forgive me, but I've never seen a creature like you." April placed her finger on her chin. "What are you?"

Diamond sighed and looked up. "That's because I am not of this realm. I come from above."

"Above what?" asked April.

"I come from Heaven."

April gasped. "So you're an angel! What are you doing down here?"

"I've fallen," he said, eyes cast down. "I'm not sure how or why. I just woke up here, with this." He pointed to the black feather. "And now I can never go back. I've lost my home."

"That is so sad," said April. "Isn't there anything you can do?"

Diamond shook his head. "I cannot return as long as I have this black feather."

April flashed a wicked smile. "Well I guess we best get rid of that feather."

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Native American Animal Symbol

Native American Animal Symbol
Mar 21 – Apr 19 

A natural born leader, the Falcon can always be looked upon for clear judgment in sticky situations. Furthermore, the characteristics for this Native American animal symbol never wastes time, rather he/she strikes while the iron is hot, and takes action in what must be done. Ever persistent, and always taking the initiative, the Falcon is a gem of a personality to have for projects or team sports. The Falcon can be a little on the conceited side – but he/she is usually right in his/her opinions – so a little arrogance is understood. In a supportive environmental the Falcon "soars" in his/her ability to maintain passion and fire in relationships, and always remaining compassionate. Left to his/her own devices, the Falcon can be vain, rude, intolerant, impatient, and over-sensitive

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Fallen Angel ~ Part 1

April lifted her hands to the sky and laughed as the spring showers started to fall. It was her turn, and there was much to do for her sisters. She had to warm up the world from her sisters, January, February and March and make sure her younger sister, May, had enough rain to grow her flowers. Soon June, July and August would come around, sick of their frizzy hair, and dry up all the rain. So, there was lots to do to ensure a beautiful spring.

A little bunny hopped to her foot and nuzzled her ankle.

"Well, hello there little Ester. How are you on this fine morning?" asked April, picking up her furry friend.

The rabbit did a series of nose twitches, causing April to nod. "Yes, having a stranger in the woods is very scary, but I'm sure he's just out for a hike on this glorious spring morning."

Ester did some more nose twitches.

"He has wings?" April placed her finger on her chin. "How peculiar? I wonder what his is? Come on and show me, and we shall meet this unusual man."

Setting Ester down, the rabbit took off toward the south. April, with a sprint as fast as a cheetah, kept pace with her friend. Soon the two friends were crouched behind the bushes, looking at the strange man.

He was taller than any man April had seen before and his blonde hair seemed to glow with the rays of the sun. His arms and legs were tan and thick with muscles, telling April he was a man who could carry many boulders. He turned his back to the two friends and stretched out his wings.

April gasped in awe. They were a glorious white, not a flaw among the feathers, except for a single black feather. April could not tell if it was meant to be there or not.

"How dare you spy on me." A strong baritone boomed over April, causing Ester to dart into a nearby hole. "Come out at once and explain yourself!"