The Doppelganger – Do You Have One Roaming Around Somewhere?

Published March 27, 2014 by Nefer Khepri, Ph. D.

Have you all heard the old wive’s tale that each of us has a doppelganger somewhere in the world? This is another person who looks just like you. That is not the original definition, however. The original definition states that the doppelganger was a ghostly reflection of a living person. Thought to be a form of bilocation with a sinister intention, it was believed to be very bad luck should someone report to you they have seen your doppelganger. Sometimes it was viewed as a harbinger of death. Have any of you had any experience with your doppelganger?

Vatican Fresco by Raphael

A medieval fresco painting by the great artist Raphael on a wall at the Vatican shows a man who looks remarkably like actor Sylvester Stallone. I saw the fresco in person in 2012 & was stunned. Vatican guides enjoy pointing this out to people.

I have.

When I was a graduate student at the University of Texas in Austin once in a while I’d have to take the bus from the south side of campus where I lived & where all my classes were, to the far north side where the Student Health building was located. I would go see the doctors there whenever I was sick. Thankfully I did not have to go very often, but almost EVERY single time I went someone there would act like they knew me & call me “Elizabeth.” The first time it happened I was at the bus stop waiting for the south campus bus & this guy sat next to me & just started talking about Chemistry class like I was taking it with him. I interrupted him to say, “uh, excuse me, but I know nothing about Chemistry.” He laughed, slapped me on the back & said, “good one, Liz!” I also then corrected him. “My name is NOT Liz.”

He kept laughing, thought I was joking so I whipped out my student ID. Then he was so confused. He looked me up & down and said, “No. YOU’RE Liz!” I said, “sorry, I have no idea who this Liz person is!” I then showed him the interior of my backpack & said, “does this stuff look like it belongs to a Chem student?” He looked, saw a couple of Anthropology books & an archaeology book in there & said, “Wow, no, it doesn’t!” He finally believed me & began telling me about her. She’s very smart, a very nice person, kind of shy – it sounded like he was describing ME, but she wasn’t me!

This went on all 4 years I was at UT. I never did run into this mysterious Elizabeth I’d hear so much about nearly every time I headed up to North Campus. The funny thing is this – Elizabeth is my favorite name for a woman. Had I had my way, my daughter would have been named Elizabeth!

Wishing You Many Blessings,

Nefer Khepri, PhD., R. M-T.

Magickal-Musings

Egyptian Lenormand (only 15 copies remain!)

 

MERCURY RETROGRADE FEB. 6 – 28Th: How to get through it.

Published February 5, 2014 by Nefer Khepri, Ph. D.

Mercury Orbit What it is ~

Mercury appears to move backwards in its orbit to the naked eye.  The planet does this strange loop thing that I have never understood. This occurs 3 times a year & can have devastating effects on us all, so here are some tips.

What it does ~

Mercury rules over Communication of all kinds, Travel, and Technology.  Therefore, during Rx periods communication, travel, appliances, cars & computers can be affected badly.  Mercury has the effect of causing things to backfire on us.  What you expect ends up not happening at all.  Things don’t work out.  Plans are cancelled.  Flights are cancelled or rerouted, luggage is lost, worse case scenario: plane & train crashes, also a great deal of car accidents.  More occur during Rx periods than at any other time of the year.  Miscommunication and misunderstandings seem to rule the day, therefore, many relationships break up during Rx periods.

Who is affected ~

Mercury retrograde road signEveryone.  Mercury does not discriminate; however, if you have Mercury in the astrological house of your sun sign, you may be affected more severely than other people.  I am a Gemini, which is ruled by Mercury. I also have Mercury in Gemini so for me, retrogrades can be really bad news.  This is the main reason I pay close attention to when retrogrades occur.

What you can do ~

Our ancient ancestors often made note of the planets and stars looking for favorable signs in order to plan important events.  During a Mercury retrograde it is unwise to embark upon any endeavors that are under Mercury’s planetary influence.  If possible, please limit your activity in the following areas:

  • Travel, especially by plane, but also ship, train, & car for long distance drives of several hours.  This should be avoided, if possible.
  • Driving – please be extra alert and careful.  More accidents occur during Rx periods than at any other time of the year, with the possible exception of Memorial Day weekend in the US.
  • Paperwork – do not sign any important documents during an Rx.  It can get lost or be misinterpreted, which can lead to major problems
  • Appliances & Vehicles – you should not make any significant purchases during this time or the item has a good chance of being a lemon.  Also, if your car needs work, get it done before the retrograde begins, otherwise try to wait it out unless it’s an emergency.  Mechanics often botch things up during retrograde periods.  Above all, do not purchase a new car at this time. I did once.  That was before I knew about Mercury Retrograde. NEVER again!
  • Communication & Relationships – please think before you speak.  People are going to be naturally prone to misunderstanding and misinterpreting one another during a retrograde period.  Also, be extra patient with others, especially your mate and children.  These are the people you love the most, the relationships that are the most important in your life, so be sweet, loving, and patient.  Know that all this will pass in a few weeks.
  • Pets – they are also affected.  They can become more mischievous than usual or they can just be downright naughty.  Please be patient with them as well and remember to show them your love and compassion.
  • Teenagers – I have a teenage daughter & I can tell you all, based upon her experiences during retrograde periods, the little teen dramas of her friends loom ever larger during an Rx and these kid attempt to sweep as many other kids into their self-created dramas as they can, so parents, be forewarned.  Retrogrades are the time we all have to be more vigilant than usual and keep an eye on your children’s texts, Facebook, Twitter, & emails.  This is when a lot of online harassment can occur.

In conclusion, know that all this passes in about three weeks, but when things go wrong during a retrograde the effects can be long lasting, even permanent.  My husband lost his job during a retrograde and ended up unemployed for four scary months and we nearly lost our house.  Relationships break up during retrograde periods, but once Mercury goes direct such effects can be life-long and the couple never reunites.

So be careful out there, and if anyone would like a protection enchantment, I am performing them for clients for the current retrograde period through Sunday, February 9th.  This is a single votive enchantment, usually $45, discounted to $40 for Mercury Retrograde.

I wish you all a safe and blessed Mercury retrograde period, and remember, PLEASE think before you speak.  Consider your words carefully.

Eat Chocolate keep calm

Here is additional information about the current Mercury retrograde period from astrologer Amy Bird’s blog.  It’s quite informative.

Upcoming retrograde periods for the remainder of 2014 are:

June 7 – July 1 (that covers my birthday, oh brother!)

October 4 – 25th (yay, Samhain is not involved!)

Blessings!

Nefer Khepri, PhD., R. M-T.

http://www.magickal-musings.com

http://www.egyptianlenormand.com

Grand Tableau: How to Do (Again) 001

Published January 25, 2014 by Nefer Khepri, Ph. D.

Great information from Andy Boroveshengra on how to read Lenormand cards using the Grand Tableau spread. His blog was my main Lenormand resource & I owe him a debt of gratitude for so freely & thoroughly providing information when I could find none in English. Thanks, Andy!

How to Use the Big Red “X”

Published January 15, 2014 by Nefer Khepri, Ph. D.

What is the Big Red X?  In short, this is the most powerful tool in your red XPositive Thinking arsenal.  Yes, a simple red X.

All you have to do is to be able to imagine or envision a big red X in your mind for this to work for you.  It’s easy, fast, and despite its simplicity, it is incredibly effective.  Effective at what?

Canceling out negative thoughts, fears, and worries.  If you can imagine a big red X then you can effectively and immediately cancel out the energy of a negative thought, fear or worry the second you realize you are experiencing one.  This will succeed in clearing the negative thought, fear or worry of any energy you may have placed into it with your emotional reaction when it occurred to you.

You have most likely read or heard the saying ,”thoughts are things.”  It’s very true.  All thoughts contain energy specific to them.  The energy is placed into a thought as a direct result of our emotional reaction to it.  For example, when I was quite a bit younger I wanted two things more than anything:  to visit England and to see Paul McCartney in concert just once before I died (or he died, whichever came first, most likely him, I would think due to a 21 year age difference).  In the early 80s I read Shakti Gawain’s book, Creative Visualization.  All other later books on positive thinking are merely a rehashing of this one.  It’s a classic in the field & I ***highly*** recommend this book.  Gawain spends a bit of time explaining that when we have a thought and react emotionally to it we are giving that thought real life so that eventually through that energy from our emotions it can manifest into reality.

So there I was, a teenager thinking all I’d ever want out of life was a trip to England & to attend a Paul McCartney concert.  Instead of merely wishing or praying for these things to happen, I focused my emotions toward these thoughts and I imagined the things I desired happening as if they were happening right now.  I also summoned up my emotions and made myself FEEL like I figured I would feel in England and at the concert of my dreams.

I won’t lie. It took a while, but in the end, 1989 was a humdinger of a year for me!  I completed my Master’s degree after tremendous hardship caused by racial discrimination (I’m Mexican-American for those of you who do not know).  My parents then gave me a choice:  for my graduation gift I could accept a used car or an all-expenses-paid trip to England.  Well, dang! I took the trip, of course!

My England Visualization, as I call it, centered around being in a small 12 – 15 member tour group of all lovely people & seeing places like Stonehenge, Avebury Circle, ruined castles, London, & being able to shop to my heart’s content.  I also focused on King Arthur & seeing places mentioned in those stories.  The trip turned out to be offered as a tour by the History Book Club.  The theme of the tour was “the real & legendary King Arthur.”  Leader of the tour was Aubrey Burl, a well-known & highly respected authority on British stone circles.  When I went to England, to my delight I discovered there were only 10 people in my group, all except for one were delightful (we all did our best to ignore her!).  Not only did I see many places connected to Arthurian lore, but our guide made sure as we traveled around Britain every time we were near a stone circle we would stop, get out, and he’d give us a lecture about that particular stone circle.  I saw many that aren’t even in books.  It was truly an amazing experience that surpassed even my own wildly vivid visualizations.

On the second to last day of my England trip I turned on the TV to “AM Britain,” a morning news show.  Something just made me turn it on.  As I got ready to meet my tour group for breakfast I was rushing around my room with the TV on in the background.  I then heard the announcement that Paul McCartney was about to come on to announce a tour. It would be his first since 1976, a gap of 13 years.  I sat totally disbelieving as Paul announced he would be going on a world tour that would begin in the US that December.  I returned home 3 days later to discover that in a few days concert tickets were going to go on sale.  A few days later I was holding Paul McCartney concert tickets in my hot little hands!  December 3, 1989 not only did I see the concert of my dreams, but I saw it with my parents & 3 best friends – just as I had envisioned it.  A perfect ending to one of the most fabulous years in my life – all of which came about through positive and creative visualization.

Now, what if you have a fear that despite how much you may visualize, what you desire won’t come to you?  What if you feel undeserving?  Whenever such fears enter your mind all you have to say no to negdo is what I did – cancel them out by imagining a big red X across them.  SEE that X crossing out the negative thought/fear/worry.  KNOW that it no longer holds any power and believe it is dead, because it is.  Should your mind once again return to that negative thought, again, imagine the big red X.  Do this over and over until the thought no longer occurs to you.  When a negative thought/fear/worry enters your mind remember one thing:  Just Say NO!  Do not give such thoughts any power by investing any emotion into them.  If you do, then they have the power to manifest as reality and none of us desires that.

Once you have crossed out the negative thought with your own personal giant red X, the next step is just as crucial, if not more so.  Every time we take something away or cancel something out we create a vacuum. The universe abhors a vacuum and will seek to immediately fill it.  The absence of the negative thought you just X-ed out creates a vacuum.  Don’t wait for the universe to fill it for you.  Instead, focus on something positive.  Usually, it will be the polar opposite of the negative thought you have just experienced. Merely turn it around into a positive thought, focus on that and invest some emotion into it to give it life.

Another thing you can do, let’s say it’s just a worry. For example, you’re stuck in traffic so you start to worry about being late for work.  You catch yourself worrying and mentally draw your big red X through that worry.  You can either replace it by imagining yourself arriving safely and on time for work OR you can simply change your entire mode of thinking and replace it with something else of a positive nature.

A positive thought or emotion used to replace a negative one can come from your own personal warehouse of memories.  Think back to a time when you were blissfully happy. Everything was going your way.  God was in His heaven and all was right with the world.  Once you come up with that thought, focus on it and invest some emotion into it.  Remember how happy it made you feel and feel that happiness once again.  The ability to recall that emotion will definitely cancel out any fears or worries you may be having at the moment.

Happy times for me include, of course, my very first Paul McCartney Maui 2011concert (plus the subsequent four I’ve attended over the years – especially the Nov. 2012 concert when I was able to take my daughter, a dream come true!), my first trip to England, and a lovely trip my husband and I took to Maui in 2009 (we went back in 2011 & I have lovely memories from both vacations).

Once I have the happy memory in my mind I allow it to play out as best I can remember it.  I allow myself to feel the joy and happiness once again.  Not only does it work wonders to totally cancel out any feelings I may have sent to a negative thought or fear, it also works to help me to feel better and to go about my day with an improved outlook.

Try it.  It truly does work.  Let me know how well it works for you.

allergic to neg peopleWishing You Many Blessings,

Nefer Khepri, PhD., R. M-T.

http://www.magickal-musings.com

http://www.egyptianlenormand.com (only 18 copies of a print run strictly limited to 100 signed & numbered copies remain! To be published by Schiffer Books in Fall, 2014.)

Deck Review: Tasmania Lenormand

Published January 14, 2014 by Nefer Khepri, Ph. D.

The Tasmania Lenormand                                                                                                         Image

Lynn Boyle

Self-published, 2013

$25 AUD + $6 AUD shipping worldwide, $2 AUD Shipping in Australia

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lenormand-Cards-by-Lynn-Boyle/376106535856381

Lynn Boyle, a native of Australia, challenged herself when she went on vacation to Tasmania.  The challenge consisted of finding every symbol from the traditional Lenormand and photographing it.  She then went about creating her Tasmania Lenormand.

The deck comes with an organza bag.  The bag I received is yellow with gold and is color coordinated to the backs of the cards.  There is a 2 ½ page fold-out list of card meanings.  Spreads are not provided. The cards number 1 – 36 & are limited to the traditional 36 Lenormand cards.  There is no extra Man or Woman card with this deck.  Cards are borderless, which in my opinion is best for Lenormand, especially when reading the Grand Tableau (a spread that consists of all 36 cards).  The cards have a very light gloss on them.  They do not glare under direct light, shuffle well, and the cards are a comfortable 2 ½ x 3 ½”.

Card titles are located in such a way as to interfere as little as possible with the image on the card.  As a result, card titles are either centered along the top or appear along the left or right margins across the top of each card.  The playing card association is also provided along the base of the card, again the location shifts in order to intrude upon the image on the card as little as possible.  The majority of card titles and playing card associations are in black with a few on the darker card titles being in white.  All are easy to read.

All images are traditional with a strong Tasmanian twist.  According to the artist, The Fox card is the now extinct “Thylacine, or Tasmanian Tiger, really like a dog but also a very weird marsupial, sadly it liked to eat sheep and the new settlers shot it to extinction, the last lonely Thylacine died in a zoo in Tasmania in the1930s.”

The Bear card (featured in my sample reading below) is “the Tasmanian Devil, he he its a marsupial, related to the koala, wombat & kangaroo but it doesnt hop, it crawls and has a burrow underground, very fierce fighter & competitive, antisocial, cranky like a bear but the size of a small dog.”

Two Kookaburras are depicted on The Birds card. They are relatives of the kingfisher.

The Fish are Tasmanian Salmon.

The cards depicting locations are all well-known places “ in Hobart or Launceston.  The Ship is L’Astrolabe, which is a French scientific vessel that is stationed in Hobart harbor & supplies the French Antartic division with supplies and scientists. It’s an ice breaker too, very thick hull to break up the ice on its way to South Pole.”

The Coffin is an actual Egyptian sarcophagus displayed in a “private art gallery & museum in Hobart.”

As a result of Lynn Boyle’s care and research, these cards a lovely reflection of what a person can encounter in Tasmania.

Sample Reading.

My daughter is a freshman in high school this year so it is her first experience taking real semester exams.  The exams count toward 16% of the semester grade average so it’s important to do well.  Unfortunately, it has become increasing apparent that my daughter has a major problem reading text off a computer screen & her most important test (Biology) is being given on the computer.  All others are on paper.  Her Biology class is also very demanding with 3 times more homework than any of her other classes. She’s in all Pre-AP classes as well, so a grade of D is flunking, as opposed to passing by the skin of your teeth.  My husband & I had to go in to speak to the teacher because our daughter was flunking.  I asked the Lenormand the following question:

How will my daughter do grade-wise on her Biology semester exam on Tuesday?

I received Mountain + Bear + Books + Garden + Stars.

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I pre-selected Books as the significator since I am asking about my child’s education.  When laying the reading down I shuffled first with the significator in the deck, then I looked for it and also chose the previous 2 cards and the 2 cards that followed to create the 5-card reading.

Mountain represents the tremendous struggle this SINGLE class has been for her.  My child has a very high aptitude in Science with an A-/B+ average, so to have her nearly failing this class is quite bizarre.  She sees Biology as her big stumbling block, so here is Mountain appearing to represent the class as a huge obstacle.

Bear is strength and perseverance.  Following Mountain it indicates that obstacles can be overcome when we apply ourselves and make a real effort.  She has been doing this by studying like crazy since Friday.  She studied all weekend long as well taking few breaks.  Bear + Books is academia strength, meaning she has the intelligence to do well; however, we are very concerned with her problem of being able to read off a computer screen without the words swimming around on her.  Bear + Book says she has the intelligence and knowledge to do well, so any issues would be due to a reading issue, which we have just discovered.

Garden represents a social setting. Here, I take it to represent her school environment.  My child has always been a social butterfly and I feel that at times this has caused a problem in her classes because she’s too busy talking and not paying attention to instructions.  She does not talk in her Biology class, according to her teacher.

Book + Garden indicates that my child has always seen her school (Book) as a place to socialize (Garden).  Very true!

Stars represents guidance, wishes, and being successful.

My conclusion is, not only will my child pass that test, but she will end up doing very well on it regarding her final grade.

Results are computerized so we should know her grade tomorrow so check back on my blog tomorrow for the results and we will also see how accurate the Lenormand cards are for predicting future outcomes.

UPDATE: Jan. 14, 2014 ~   due to the wonders of computer technology & the fact my daughter had to take her Biology exam on the computer, the grade is now posted.  It is with tremendous gratitude & heartfelt thanks to all who prayed for her & with great pride in my daughter that I happily announce she passed the test – with a score of 98!!!!!!!!!!!!!  At one point she was flunking the current grading period!  This brings her current grading period average up to a C, which for Pre-AP is passing!! Furthermore, it brings her semester average up to an 80, which is a B! My husband & I have been doing the happy dance around here, which has caused our child great embarrassment – much to our delight!  I’m so happy the Lenormand was right, as they are about everything.  Their accuracy truly astounds me!

Wishing You Many Blessings,

Nefer Khepri, PhD., R. M-T.

http://www.magickal-musings.com

http://www.egyptianlenormand.com (only 17 copies of a 100-copy print run remain!)

Deck Review: The Enchanted Lenormand

Published January 12, 2014 by Nefer Khepri, Ph. D.

The Enchanted Lenormand Oracle                                                                                                                                                 Image

Caitlin Matthews (text) & Virginia Lee (cards).

Watkins Publishing.

ISBN #: 978-1-78028-598-6

$19.95

Have you seen the new Enchanted Lenormand? Caitlin Matthews, an expert in cartomancy, wrote the book. This deck is worth buying for the book alone. The book provides beginners with an excellent course on learning Lenormand with detailed card meanings, reading methods & spreads for you to try out.

The cards measure 2 1/8″ x 3 3/8″. Images are all contained within a crystal ball type icon in the center of each card face. Around in the four corners are the symbols for the four suits and amongst them are greenish scrolls & leaves against a very darkish brownish background (at least in my copy). The actual Lenormand symbol on each card is approximately 1 3/4″ in diameter. I wish they hadn’t included all that scrollwork around each image then the actual images could be larger, however, it does give the cards a nice rustic look.  Each card also includes the playing card insert & for you collectors the first edition has a mistake noting both the Mountain and Garden has corresponding to the 8 of Spades. The deck is going into a 2nd edition printing and this mistake will be corrected.

The cards are very stiff first coming out of the box.  You may need to really shuffle them quite a few times before they will shuffle easily.  My copy is still stiff, but I haven’t used it that often.  I’m sure over time the cards will become more supple.  There is an extra card entitled, “Diviner.”  This is Marie-Anne Adelaide Lenormand, the famous French fortune-teller from whom the Lenormand system gets its name.  There is also an extra Man and Woman card provided for a total of 39 cards.

Also included is a folded 30 5/8″ x 20 5/8″ glossy paper Grand Tableau with the houses numbered, but not labeled.  The fold-out Grand Tableau is decorated with the same scrollwork that serves as the background for each card of The Enchanted Lenormand giving the entire set a very nice cohesive look.  The card insert is included for each house position, but is left blank.  What you may want to do is use that small insert to write in the name of each house; for example, House 1 is Rider, House 2 is Clover, and so on.

ImageThe book for The Enchanted Lenormand contains 160 pages on nice matte paper.  Each card is included in full color, measuring 1 1/4″ x 1 7/8″.  Including a smaller version of each card in full color is always a very lovely touch for any guidebook.  This makes it possible to use the guidebook as a study text without having to constantly refer to the physical deck.  The book measures 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″ so it fits nicely into a purse or satchel for easy transport.  The entire set is nicely boxed with separate recesses for both the cards and guidebook with the fold-out Grand Tableau included in the same recess as the book.

The book opens with a brief history of what is Lenormand and there is also a section discussing the artwork and some artistic choices that were made in the creation of the deck.  Following is an excellent example of reading Lenormand cards in sets of 9 cards each.  Readers can learn a great deal from reading this section alone as it serves as an excellent example of just how Lenormand reading syntax works.  Syntax, significators, how to word questions, card pairings, & card triplets are all discussed.  Each card is then discussed in terms of its impact on a reading, keywords, the type of person signified by the card, love, work, finance and business, and well-being.  Each card is further discussed regarding comparisons to other cards with similar themes or meanings, the playing card association, main themes of the card as they appear in myths & folklore, and selected card combinations and their meanings.

The book concludes with a section devoted to various spreads that is quite informative.  The 8-card  “Four Windows” provides a nice general overview of any situation.  “Opening the Book” is a 5-card spread with two additional optional cards.  “The Encounter Spread” consists of 20 cards that serve to provide the point of view of two people involved in any type of situation.  “The Nine Witnesses” spread provides an indepth look at a particular situation and is known also as the Square of Nine.  “The Big Picture” spread is the granddaddy of all Lenormand spreads, the Grand Tableau, which utilizes all 36 cards of a traditional Lenormand deck.  (Note: newer Lenormand decks can have many additional cards so I always remove those and only use the 36 traditional Lenormand cards for a grand tableau spread.) The Grand Tableau is discussed over 12 pages in a very succinct manner.  Topics included are: past/present/future divisions of the spread, the four corners, the first three cards, reading the cards in relation to their houses, the present line, the cards surrounding the significator, topic cards, knighting, and mirroring.  This is the best discussion of how to read the Grand Tableau I have seen in any book to date.  The method of counting cards from the significator, an ancient cartomantic method, is also discussed.  Next is a discussion of the playing cards and their meanings, especially when more than one Lenormand card with the same numeric playing card association appears in a single reading.  Timing methods are included as well as the Playing Card Rhyme that helps to make it easier to remember which playing card is associated with each Lenormand card.  The book concludes with a brief 2-page summary of the main meaning of each card.
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For all you get (a well-bound paperback book with high quality paper, the deck, a lovely box with recessed wells for both the deck & book, nice laminate on the cards that will help them last years, & a wealth of information contained in the book), at $19.95 The Enchanted Lenormand is a STEAL. I’d happily pay $20 just for the book, it is THAT good, a true tour de force!

Blessings,

Nefer Khepri, PhD., R. M-T.

http://www.magickal-musings.com

http://www.egyptianlenormand.com (only 17 copies remain of a limited run of 100 signed & numbered copies!)

New Year Gratitude

Published January 2, 2014 by Nefer Khepri, Ph. D.

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I suggest that we all start off 2014 on a high note.  So many dwell on what went wrong the previous year & how they don’t want to repeat this or that.  What point is there in dwelling on things that either went wrong or made you miserable?  All that’s going to do is get your new year off to a miserable start.  

Instead, I recommend looking back on all the GOOD that occurred.  It could be anything from something as basic as having a roof over your head & food on the table everyday to perhaps a special new friendship that began, a gift someone gave you, or the happiness you felt when you gave a gift to someone special.   Think on those things and then begin to create your list of things for which you are grateful that came to you in 2013. 

I shall start & will create a list of 10 things so you can see how easy this really is. For 2013 the blessings for which I am grateful are (in no specific order): I am grateful for …

1) my daughter finally realizing that homework may just be a little important.
2) my cat Bluestar, whom we adopted on June 1st & is such a tremendous blessing to us all, even for the dog. They’re best friends.
3) a lovely home & for always having a stable roof over my head
4) our ability to stay at the haunted Stanley Hotel this past summer 
5) catching orbs & figures in our pictures from the Stanley Hotel 
6) discovering a local paranormal group I have joined & the leader, Kat, who created a new group for teens to which my daughter belongs
7) prosperity giving us the ability to save up for a new car for my husband
 the ability to heal & for antibiotics!!! 
9) my awesome husband
10) finally having my artwork validated by Schiffer publishing my Egyptian Lenormand deck in the fall & for the news of the PECTO Award nomination coming when I was at my in-laws’ home who have always looked down at my artwork. The news of the nomination had them all singing a very different tune, which was most gratifying.

OK, now all you have to do is list 3 things. Create your list of 3 things for which you are grateful for 2013. Or 5, or 10, or 105  The more, the better! It took me just 4 minutes to create my list. You see? It’s really easy! 

New Year Blessings!

Nefer Khepri, PhD, R. M-T.

http://www.magickal-musings.com

IsisRaAnpu@gmail.com 

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