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8/9/09 5:56 P

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Thanx for all the great ideas ! Garnet is my birthstone, so will go ahead and get a piece of jewelry with one of it and wear daily.
I did get an amulet while I was in Norwich, Norfolk, England 10 days ago.

It is an interesting one. Part of it is a cross, part of it looks a bit like a fleur du lys, and then there is a hand attached to the bottom with a finger pointing. She explained to me that the finger is indicating that bad stuff should just ' go ' !

So I rather liked it, it was affordable, so I went with it. Have also ordered from Ebay.co.uk a talisman made of rowan, which is my birth tree in Celtic astrology. Said to aid healing, offer protection.....

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8/7/09 6:40 P

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Fascinating. Leads to a lot of other questions but that's OK.

To everything there is a season

"I woke up this morning, the sunshine was shining
I put on my happy face
I'm living, I'm able, I'm breathing, I'm grateful
To put on my happy face

Woke up and realized this world's not so bad after all
Looked at it through a child's eyes, and I saw these beautiful
Things that you never think about
Like the ocean, moonlight, stars and clouds"
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8/7/09 4:53 P

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Shattering is like burning - it returns it to earth. Probably a good idea to bury the pieces.

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8/7/09 4:13 P

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By shattering does it then release the energy stored or does it stay locked in the pieces?

To everything there is a season

"I woke up this morning, the sunshine was shining
I put on my happy face
I'm living, I'm able, I'm breathing, I'm grateful
To put on my happy face

Woke up and realized this world's not so bad after all
Looked at it through a child's eyes, and I saw these beautiful
Things that you never think about
Like the ocean, moonlight, stars and clouds"
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8/6/09 11:05 P

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Some folks like to use hematite to absorb harmful energies. It is said that a hematite ring or other charm will shatter when it has reached it's capacity.

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8/6/09 7:40 P

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If you are interested in a talisman to aid you in banishing negativity, along with a positive mindset, might I suggest a garnet? Whether on a ring, a necklace, or just a loose stone (or any other way you can find it!) it is well known for not only protection but health and healing, self respect, controlling anger, revitilizing sexuality and many, many other magical properties.

In the end, however, a talisman should be meaningful to you. Go with your gut.

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8/3/09 12:29 A

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Could you include good things you DID for others? Like letting someone else go in front of you in line or holding a door for someone?

To everything there is a season

"I woke up this morning, the sunshine was shining
I put on my happy face
I'm living, I'm able, I'm breathing, I'm grateful
To put on my happy face

Woke up and realized this world's not so bad after all
Looked at it through a child's eyes, and I saw these beautiful
Things that you never think about
Like the ocean, moonlight, stars and clouds"
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8/2/09 6:33 P

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Same thing I started with 10 because it made me look at even the smaller things that we sort of over look. I would think if you start with 5 would be fine too.



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8/2/09 5:52 P

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Jewitch, that's much the same as a Gratefulness Journal... although in a GJ you only have to pick 5 things you were grateful for today...

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8/2/09 5:42 P

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What you can also do is start a journey and everyday write down 10 good things that happened. They can be as small as getting a good parking place, someone let you go ahead of them in a line, or finding a penny on the ground. This helps you start looking at life in the positive instead of the negative.



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8/2/09 4:16 P

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One of the things I learned even before I became an active pagan was that you attract what you put out. I used to have some of the same kinds of problems you've had recently. I didn't even think anything was odd about them; I just thought it was normal.

Then I took a meditation class and joined a meditation group. Even though I really only meditated with the weekly group, I learned the hard way just how much good it was doing me. I hadn't even noticed that things hadn't been bad (after all, I wasn't really even noticing how bad they'd been since it seemed natural) until one day when I *did* have a bad day. Starting with problems at work then I missed 3 buses, was panhandled and accosted on the street several times, walked 3 miles in the pouring rain and never even made it to my meditation group.

But that day really pointed out to me how well things *had* been going. And they went back to going well the next day. Now I was noticing how well things went and they continued to go well.

Now that isn't to say things never go wrong but I deal with the little things as little things and save my energy for dealing with the big things. When I'm strong at my center, the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune don't knock me for a loop.

So, my recommendation would be to center and ground, shield daily and start looking for the positive. Remember, what you put out comes back 3-fold.

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8/2/09 3:44 P

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I don't have any real advice to give but I'll certainly include you in the my conversations with the Goddess. Finding what's keeping you stuck is a big undertaking and a worthy pursuit.
Stress can directly effect your diabetes and play havoc with your sugars. Sounds like you've got a bit of stress lately so try and be gentle with yourself - physcially as well as mentally! emoticon

To everything there is a season

"I woke up this morning, the sunshine was shining
I put on my happy face
I'm living, I'm able, I'm breathing, I'm grateful
To put on my happy face

Woke up and realized this world's not so bad after all
Looked at it through a child's eyes, and I saw these beautiful
Things that you never think about
Like the ocean, moonlight, stars and clouds"
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8/1/09 7:55 P

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The most important element for a talisman is Intent.

Intent needs to be expressed in positive terms only. "not" is an abstract term, so it is only noise.

Affirmations are useful to transform the energies to something that is useful to you.

The transforming of energy to your use is generally more helpful than shielding, although shielding is appropriate in some cases.



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8/1/09 4:04 P

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emoticon I'm in agreement with Jewitch. It can be a piece of jewelry, a rock you find or anything at all. Meditate about it, see it come to you & it will come. Just open yourself to it & don't be in a hurry.
Try & remove any preconceived ideas about what it should be.
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8/1/09 3:43 P

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It seem like you have become what my daughter calls it a crap magnet. You need to get the negative thinking out f your head. You keep thinking that bad things will happening. I would first do a cleansing ritual of some type and then spend time mediating to re-center yourself and the way you are thinking.

As far a Talisman/Amulet I have always go with calls to me.



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Hi Vickie,

Not sure about a talisman, but I would try a ritual during the waning moon, maybe a cleansing of negative energy, or perhaps banishing bad luck, depending on what you feel the issue is.

If you truly believe someone may have put a hex on you, I've got some great rituals for that too - let me know if I can help out with more info, I'm only too happy to do it, as it sounds like you need it!

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8/1/09 4:19 A

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If I were you, I would find a Ganesha murti (idol/statue) and feed it. Ganesha loves milk, chocolate, and sweet things. Food offered to Ganesha then becomes prasad, holy food, meant to be consumed with His blessings. Chanting to him, Om gam Ganapatayei Namaha, is also good.

I tell you this because you call yourself Gypsy; Gypsy blood and Hindu blood is the same, and Lord Ganesha is the Remover of Obstacles.

You can often find a rather large Ganesha murti on eBay for $9 including shipping. Yeah, it's plastic, and it's made in China, but it's still worth having and I'm sure He doesn't mind.

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Hi.
I was wondering if anybody could put a bug in my ear as they say about choosing a talisman/amulet. I seem to be attracting all manner of bad things in the last 18 months and I am feeling totally overwhelmed.

My engagement was broken in April 2008 and I have been left jobless and insuranceless as I left NY to come to England. In the last 5 weeks I have fractured my toe, got stung in the face by a honeybee and last week took a hard tumble along the expressway here and injured my knee so badly that I was taken to the hospital in an ambulance.

It almost feels like somebody has put a curse on me, as it is one bad and painful thing after another. I have not worked in over 2 years now, so money is an issue and my diabetes is worsening as well.

Any ideas ??
Many kind thanks.

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Those who matter don't mind and those that mind don't matter.

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