Thursday, June 27, 2013

Mystique Stone Magic ~ The Spirit Within

Butterflies & Pearls ~
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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Mermaid's Pearl ~ The Conclusion

Shimmer grabbed June's hand and started to swim. She found it easy to keep up having the advantage of the Mermaid's Pearl. He took her through a tunnel, they surfaced on the other side of the fire.

"I never knew this lake was connected to the pond," said June.

"All water is connected in one way or another," replied Shimmer. "Come with me."

Shimmer took June to a small cove. The bottom of the lake was littered with tires, old boots, and cans. As they surfaced she was surrounded by plastic bags, milk cartons and other floating debris.

"But this can't be true!" she exclaimed. "We have recycling programs for all these items."

"You see it for yourself, June." Shimmer gestured around the cove. "Just because you have the programs doesn't mean everyone takes part in them."

"They must," she said, tears forming in her eyes, "just look at what we've done. I have to stop this."

Shimmer smiled and said. "I was hoping you'd say that. Of course, I was hoping it would never come to this. But with your help, we can stop this from continuing."

June turned to him. "I'm so sorry, on behalf of my people, I am so sorry."

She felt something small in her mouth, and gently fished it out. It was the Mermaid's Pearl. She tried to hand it to Shimmer. He help up his hand.

"You keep it, that way you can be a messenger for your people. You will always be welcome in our world, come and go as you please," said Shimmer.

"I will make this right," June said.

"I know you will," Shimmer said, before diving under the water.

*Our waters are growing more and more polluted every day affecting thousands of animal and plant life. Please do your part by taking part in recycling programs.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Native American Animal Symbol

May 21 - Jun 20
This Native American animal symbol is the muse of the zodiac. The Deer is inspiring lively and quick-witted. With a tailor-made humor, the Deer has a tendency to get a laugh out of anyone. Excellent ability for vocalizing, the Deer is a consummate conversationalist. This combined with his/her natural intelligence make the Deer a must-have guest at dinner parties. Always aware of his/her surroundings, and even more aware of his/her appearance, the Deer can be a bit self-involved. However, the Deer's narcissism is overlooked because of his/her congeniality and affability. In a supportive environment the Deer's natural liveliness and sparkly personality radiate even more. He/she is an inspiring force in any nurturing relationship. Left to his/her own devices the Deer can be selfish, moody, impatient, lazy, and two-faced.

Mystique ~ Ocean Magic

Beautiful Blue Pearls from the Bountiful Blue Sea~~~~
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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The Mermaid's Pearl ~ Part 3

The man laughed. "Well technically I'm a merman."

June blushed. "I'm so sorry. It's just that... well, I've never seen one of your kind before. Not even at the Meeting of the Minds."

The merman's smile faded. "I'm afraid we had a falling out with your people."

"But why?" asked June. "My father is a just and fair man."

The merman nodded. "Yes, he is. But he couldn't get his people to see the destruction they were doing to the water... to our home."

"What more can we do?" asked June.

"There are many things, but instead of telling you, why don't I show you?"

June looked to the surface. "You saved my life, I can never repay you for that. But I should really let my family know I'm okay."

"Do you not trust me?" asked the merman.

June blushed again. "I barely know you... I mean, I don't even know your name. You don't know me either. For all you know, I could be one of those very people destroying your world."

"Ahhh, June, we know you very well. We've seen you swim in our waters, the appreciation of our home is apparent in your aura. You would never do anything to hurt us, or us you. Which is why I feel you're precisely the person to help us."

"I don't even know your name," said June.

The merman bowed. "Forgive my rudeness, they call me Shimmer."

Shimmer grabbed June's hand. "Will you help us?"

"But what can I do? I am just one person."

Shimmer smiled. "It only takes one person to start a revolution."

Monday, June 17, 2013

Mystique Stone Magic ~ The Spirit Within

This pony is ready to run off and have some fun!
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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Pearl History & Lore

Early Chinese myths told of pearls falling from the sky when dragons fought. Ancient legend says that pearls were thought to be the tears of the gods and the Greeks believed that wearing pearls would promote marital bliss and prevent newlywed women from crying.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The Mermaid's Pearl ~ Part 2

June instantly regretted the scream as her mouth filled with water. She could feel the flames of the forest fire above her, but reached for the surface anyway. The risk of being severely burned was nothing compared to drowning. She fought to break the hold on her foot, but it was no use.

She felt herself being pulled deeper into the pool. She looked down to see what was holding her and attempted to scream again as the face of man appeared beside her.

To her surprise he plopped something in her mouth. She again reached for the surface, she had to get away, but the man held her by the shoulders and shook his head.

"It's okay," he said. "I'm trying to help you."

"You're going to kill me," she heard herself reply.

June cocked her head. How did she just speak under water? And how had she not drown yet? Her eyes widened, maybe she had died.

"Am I dead?" she asked.

The man laughed. "No, you're not dead. Far from it. In fact had you stayed on the surface you probably would be."

"I don't understand." June shook her head. "How can I breathe under water? How can I speak?"

The man smiled. "Because I gave you the Mermaid's Pearl. It allows you to live like us."

"Like us?" June finally took in the man. His blonde hair flowed with the underwater current and his blue eyes sparkled like sapphires. His chest was bare, but just below instead of legs, the man had emerald fins. "You're a mermaid!"

Monday, June 10, 2013

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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Stone Magic ~ The Spirit Within

Pearls ~ History & Lore ~

Cultured or freshwater pearls are considered to offer the power of love, money, protection, and luck. Pearls are thought to give wisdom through experience, to quicken the laws of karma and to cement engagements and love relationships. They are thought to keep children safe.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The Mermaid's Pearl ~ Part 1

June dove deep into the pond, the cool water feeling great against her hot skin. The sun hung around longer now, making the air steamy and the day perfect for swimming.

After doing a couple of summersaults below the waves, June reached towards the surface. Breaking through, she inhaled deeply feeling refreshed after a long morning of tending to flowers. A frog croaked on a lily pad beside her.

"Why good morning, Francis," said June. "How has your morning been."

Francis whipped his tongue out and caught a fly, causing June to laugh. "Good I see."

June floated on her back and watched the clouds. It didn't seem that long ago that the sky was dark and thunderstorms wreaked havoc on the village nearby. Thankfully, due to her sisters, April and May, no one was hurt.

Francis hopped onto her belly and let out a low croak.

"Oh, Francis, you're being silly," said June. "The sky is blue and the wind is still. There is no danger of storms today."

Francis croaked again, before launching to a nearby lily pad. June righted herself in the water and looked around.

Francis was right, the forest had gone unnaturally quiet. Not a bird or critter could be heard, something was definitely not right.

June smelled the fire before she  saw it. The minute the smoke assaulted her nose, animals of all shapes and sizes barreled toward her. There was no time to doubt, a fire was headed her way.

June reached toward the shore. She had to get out and run or she would be caught in the fire with no escape. But her leg was caught on something under the water and she couldn't move.

She could see the flames now as they marched toward her. There was no escaping, she had to hope the water would provide her with some protection. Francis let out a whine of a croak before jumping into the pond.

June reached down, trying to free her leg, but her hand was meant with another. June screamed as she was pulled under the water.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Mystique Stone Magic ~ The Spirit Within

If you were born this month you are a Precious Pearl ~


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Pearl " Ocean Magic " I am the symbol of integrity, purity, and grace. If you choose to live with intensity, commitment and love, then I will be your symbol of self- awareness, for I effuse you with emotional growth and readiness.