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The Stories of the Stones – Day 1

Today, we embark on a journey. Journeys are often called Quests when they bring a sense of adventure and magic.

Today’s stone has a story to tell you and it will begin to tell you its story here, but for you to make it your story, too, you may need to touch and hold such a stone or another of the stones that will be speaking at the POFFF sometime soon.

BLOODSTONE. Stone of courage.

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Sometimes our fears stop us from being who we most wish to be–fearless, strong, able to do anything we set our hearts and minds on.

Courage is the ability to act, not in a way that will bring you into danger, but in a way that will allow you to move through something that may have been stopping you. You may be on one side of a rickety bridge or a narrow passageway, metaphors or another word for how everything feels right now.

Bloodstone can be your shield to carry you through a difficult time. It can be a stone that looks deep red, red-brown or some mixture of colors.

Bloodstone is a legendary stone. It has been held in high regard by many ancient cultures throughout the ages. Some believe that it was formed when the blood from Christ’s wounds fell from the cross and stained the earth around Him. It is believed to have powers over wounds and illness, healing our bodies, minds and spirits.

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Bloodstone is here now. It comes as a friend to help us better understand the earth.

It can be part of your quest to follow the yellow brick road to the place where all magic happens and all beings learn how magic they really are. It is a place called Home.

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What’s in a name? A Natural Response: From Transparent Butterflies to Least Skipperlings

TRANSPARENT BUTTERFLY: All things beautiful do not have to be full of color to be noticed: often in life that which is unnoticed has the most power.

Transparency–what does it allow us to see?

See-through.

Clear–as in clarity–or as in Clear as mud?

transp butterflyWhy do we talk the way we do? Ever wondered that? And where do words come from? Space?

Greta oto is one of a number of similar transparent winged butterflies. It comes from central America, and is found from Mexico to Panama. It is quite common in its zone, but it not easy to find because of its transparent wings, which are a natural camouflage mechanism.

Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Ithomiinae
Latin name: Greta oto
Common name: The Glasswing

Augh-ough. I’m hooked. Glasswing Butterfly is a brush-footed butterfly. The tissue between the veins of its wings looks like glass.

This creature sounds like a dancer… maybe a sylph. Brush-footed. What on earth is that? It brushes as it walks? (dancers do this when they do something called battement tendu jete)

Or is it that it’s foot looks like a brush?

It’s positively eerie. I’m getting like… Cinderella’s slipper. It was glass.

But there’s more… lore… It’s a member of the clearwing clade. Is that a club?

Oh. It’s fantasy. Gotta be. No? The clearwing clade is real? Are you a member? Gee. Tell me about it. I might want to join.

The butterfly’s Spanish name is “espejitos”, which means “little mirrors.”

Wait, I remember another cool name… The Least Skipperling

It’s a bug, an insect, an arthropod. Or is it? And what’s least about it? I personally would love to be called a Skipperling. I like skipping and skippers. Is the ling from dingaling? What is a “ling” or is it all one–skipperling. A lingskipper? Ohhh. A ling skipper. It jumps from cloud to cloud. I can see it now.

Oh. Now some of the scientists and naturalists are angry at me. I led them on. They thought they’d come here and discover some new fact. However, I’m not scientist or naturalist, I’m a writer, so I can’t tell you “the facts” unless I do more research or someone latches onto this site who knows and leaves a comment.

I just love the names. It elicits in me some wonder. What is its story? The Glasswing. The Transparent Butterfly. The Least Skipperling. What does it have to tell us about itself, and therefore about life? In facts or not.

Is Least Skipperling the name of a girl born in Australia? Is this a boy from a Native American tribe? Perhaps, this character–if I choose to bring it to life–will be a dog owned by a fairy who lives at sea world. I don’t know yet. Perhaps someone–you–will tell me your version.

Maybe you’ll write about it, or tell its story in pictures, drawn, finger-painted, danced, or taken by camera.

Or maybe, it’s a poem. I think its name is one.betty boop NYC

Whatever it is

To me it’s magic.

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The Middle PrinceSs

The Adventures of Being in the Middle of Everything.

Does this sound like you or someone you know? Probably. Because we’re all royalty and we all are in the middle of something.

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IDEAS for entertainment, education & being fearless

In energy modalities, soothing energy comes off the hands of a trained professional

In energy modalities, soothing energy comes off the hands of a trained professional

Need help studying or hanging out with grownups during holiday preparations? Worrying too much? Feeling scared but don’t know where to turn when everyone around you says “Not now” or “It costs too much”?

Almost any one will enjoy chair massage, yoga, and moves that even a JEDI Master would recommend. Once they try it, people generally love energy work like Reiki and chakra balancing, acupressure, and new energy psychology tools such as EFT that can help with self-confidence and passing tests, and feeling low because grandma’s bad knees bother her so much.

Look what we’re doing each month in Toledo, Ohio.

WHEN: Dec. 16, 2008 – 6:30-8:30 p.m. (event and sessions offered FREE though locations may vary)
WHERE: the NEW Yoga Integration Studio at 4633 W. Bancroft St. • Toledo, OH 43615
(419) A-OM-YOGA (266-9642)
http://www.integrationyogastudio.com

Dress comfortably, as Yoga Jenn, the featured presenter, will give a short yoga session at the beginning of the evening. Then seek out what you’re there for: to feel more relaxed, happier, more encouraged, or to try some new moves that are different than yoga and may be more of your own invention.

Donations to defray the host’s costs are graciously accepted (suggested minimum $3/per evening). Corporate sponsors for future events would be joyously appreciated. Children, seniors, adults welcome.

It’s Time for You.

Happy Holidays. The POFFF Master/Weaver of Yarns hopes to meet you there, especially if you know who Luke Skywalker, Galadriel, Yoda, gnomes, elves, fairies and Hogwarts are.

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The use of entertainment to inspire people is growing, especially as we face so many changes in our lives.

We learn almost every day that the biomedical or western medicine surgery and drug approaches to common illnesses and diseases cannot fix what ails us, or what makes us feel unhappy.

In an effort to do all they can for themselves and their children, many people are turning to complementary, eastern and alternative medicine (CAM), with massage therapy and acupuncture being popular choices.

How is that entertainment? Well, entertainment is an experience and something that we see and feel that engages us and makes us aware of our lives.

Such experiences are your chance to meet energy scientists and practitioners, and learn about new words like biofeedback, or what activities like prayer, affirmation, or meditation offer you and those you care about.

Healing circles, community shares, workshops, sessions, and retreats that offer massage, meditation, or CCT are your chance to meet some of the pioneers in fields that may be new to you and new to the place where you live.

Who knows what you’ll learn about your power to do and be whatever you dream about.

You may meet, listen to and receive such a power session from someone who has used Reiki, a quiet way of being and praying energetically with those struggling with how they feel in their minds and bodies. You may learn about and begin to ponder your power to relieve a headache.

You may learn how to reduce the stresses of hard work, schoolwork, and exams, or injections and other medical procedures that someone who is well or who is not might experience on a continual basis.

You may dance with a meditation teacher and movement wizard who knows that when she brings her skills in touch and movement into difficult or troubling situations, children relax, learn, sleep at night more easily, and sometimes burst into shared laughter.

Such experience creatives use touch, energywork and life coaching and guidance counseling with kids who have cancer, families and caregivers in hospital settings, and people who no longer know who they are. These experts offer you and adult teachers ways to pay attention to what’s important to you. They also can suggest non-touch resources, as well as the benefits in school of reduced stress and bullying, and increased harmony for all concerned.

Talk to any one of these energy artists and learn how touch can help mom-dad-sister-brother-and you feel calmer and more at ease and how certain smells (called aromatherapy), nature, art and dance and dietary changes can help almost anyone feel better and enjoy more.

These are some new holiday gifts for you. If you live near Toledo, come explore and connect. Feel the joy. Let go of what’s troubling you and find a new you deep inside.

Click here to continue your free virtual experience… Change your school, home, church or friendships now. Be the change you want to see, or be the muggle or mudblood you are and just hangout. But if you’d like to sing or dance while you do it, that’s okay, too.

UNUSUAL ORGANIZATIONS 4 Your Education, Inspiration & Inner Freedom

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All about sculpture

We’ve shared some unusual jobs and unusual people.

Today, we’re looking at some unusual organizations selected for their positive missions.

This one I’d like to be part of: KEYS TO THE RAY 4 YOUR DAY

For organizations, companies, individuals and groups, missions or mission statements can be powerful. They are a kind of prayer for something important to come in. They are intentions for ways of being in our world. When buzz words are shared by more than one individual, this makes them empowered (or stronger than they are alone).

To find out more about each group or company, you may need to click on the words, “click here” or on a picture. It’s kind of a game. See what you discover as you go about your day. Are you game? Notice what “games” people play.

The first organization is absolutely incredible in the way it helps and supports artists, performers, and others who use the arts. The art in us can be under-developed, missed, and misunderstood, and those who work in the arts for their jobs or livelihood can be underfunded, often working long hours without any source of income, payment or job security. Click here to learn more about it, and begin your adventure in supercalifragilisticexpialidocious group awareness!

Click here to continue your adventure and discover how a circle can be more than its rings. It’s located in the metropolitan Toledo, Ohio-area, just in case you lack faith that heaven is here on earth now.

and for an ocean, sky, air, earth – or a boatload – of possibilities that might be exactly what you need: click here now.

The organization represented by the words below has an unusual name. Click on the word, DANCE, in the dark square below. See where it takes you, and see if you can figure out what the company’s name means without reading, by looking and listening only. This incredible company holds the dream of the POFFF and POFFF Master within it. Enjoy, and please, accept this invitation to the…

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Sound Healer Aleya Dao, an interview

Q: You’re known as a sound healer and do something called Toning. Could you give us a little description about how you tone and what toning does?
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>>>Toning is a form of sound healing using the voice. When I tone I first listen from my heart the sound I am hearing that is coming from the angelic realms, from my body, or from an individual or group.

As I listen to that sound I invite that sound to be found within my body, my cells, my heart. Once I feel the sound I take a deep breath of air into my belly and I let my breath flow over my vocal cords creating the sound I am hearing. I use my whole body to tone. I literally invite each cell of my body to emit the sound so that when I do tone I have fully received that tone which enables those who are present to fully receive the tone I am emitting.

Whenever I tone, either for an individual healing, or for a group I first hear the sounds of discord that are being held within an individual or group. For every sound that is not in balance there is a sound that can bring that vibration back to balance. As I tone I am listening to the sound of imbalance and I invite my body or the angelic realm that I work with to present the tone that will bring all energies back into harmony. As the healing progresses layers of balancing tones weave into the chaotic sounds that are being held within the individual or individuals that are present. As this weaving occurs, a gentle process of letting go of all that no longer serves occurs.

Q: What kinds of things do you do in your unusual job, and what might a typical day be like for you?

>>>A typical day begins usually with a meditative beach walk where I connect in with the Ocean energy which can sometimes involve the sighting of dolphins.

After my beach walk, work begins. I see clients at my office typically from 10 to 5 three days a week. In my private sessions I help people access their own innate wisdom. We look at the blocks and belief systems that are coming up for them and using the intelligence of their energetic fields, release vibrations that no longer serve.

I have a sound table that I work with when people come in person. The sound table has speakers embedded in it and is hooked up to a microphone.

As I work with people I will sense chaotic sounds and energetic blocks in their fields. When I tone into the microphone, which vibrates the entire massage table they are lying on, I direct the sound using sacred geometry, thought intention, my higher self, and the assistance of the angelic realm, into the energetic or physical disturbance. Within a short period of time (20 to 30 seconds) the vibration in their field begins to hold a more coherent energy. I change the tone as the energy shifts, gently guiding it back into balance. I also look at all discord as a spiritual lesson waiting to happen. So whenever I work with someone and they are wanting to shift the discord, I always ask and hold the space for their soul and all aspects of their being to activate the spiritual lesson, and to update their identity and personality, so that they can move beyond that pattern. I then ask that their soul move into alignment to master that lesson by practicing it, instead of doing the opposite.

Q: Tell the readers of the POFFF what it was like for you as a child
and teenager growing up. Please include what caused you to became interested in acupuncture and then sound healing.

>>>I have a recollection of being a healer and teacher in previous lives, so it seemed a very natural path for me to follow. I was and am very sensitive, so I had to find and create ways of maintaining balance with all of the sounds in the world. The principles, protocols, and toning are the ways that I have found and created that help me maintain clarity and balance within myself. The principles, protocols, and toning also assist me in evolving into a more conscious, awake being.

Q: In what ways can sound, music and toning help young people (and adults) feel better?

>>> Sound healing has the power to relieve depression, anxiety, obsessive disorders, high blood pressure, just to name a few. As we know, music and sound healing are incredibly powerful ways of healing and inspiring the soul. When you tone for yourself (the shower can be a great place to tone) it has the ability to clear your mind, your energy fields, and your chakras.

No matter your age, I recommend chanting, toning, singing, humming whenever you want to shift the space you are in. When we listen to music or sounds that soothe us, our entire body, mind, and spirit tend to move into a more coherent state.

Q: You’re also a teacher, and I believe that young people, if they’re interested, might attend your workshops or weekend retreats. At what age do you begin accepting young people?

>>>It really depends on the individual but I have found people of all ages resonate to the information I teach. In my private practice, I work with the very young explaining to them why their life is the way it is and how to shift it. By the age of 5 children seem to be able to follow the information energetically and get it to a certain degree mentally.

In terms of attending a workshop I recommend 15 and up but it really depends on the being.

Q: Would the experiences you offer train attendees in becoming sound healers? If not, what might young people learn and why might they attend?

>>>I used to teach sound healing workshops but am now coming out with a CD teaching sound healing. It is very difficult to give everyone the type of attention they need in a group setting. I also teach toning in private ‘in person’ sessions with people. In regards to my workshops I teach people how to activate their energetic intelligence. In my workshops, I teach the seven principles, which explain why are lives are the way they are, why we draw certain events into our lives, and how we can learn from them and change the energy that we are pulling into our lives.

At a young age we tend to feel a connection to another world, another way of being, but then as we grow older we tend to forget that “other world,” yet in our hearts we know that somewhere it still exists. When I work with children, teenagers, or adults I remind them of where they are from. They get reconnected to their “spiritual family.” When we can literally feel these beings of light around us, our despair, hopelessness, and sometimes deep depression tends to fade.

Teenagers in particular can go into deep depression as they mature. Their hormones are changing, their brains are still developing, social pressures are enormous, and their desire to fit into some energy can lead them to bond with unhealthy energies. My sense of what teenagers are really asking for is to reconnect with their spiritual families that are still on the other side. They are calling out for help and more resources to guide them in this complicated world. In my workshops I teach people, parents, teenagers how to gather those tools and walk in the world with a greater support structure.

Q: Can you talk about the idea of teams that you present in your workshops, so young people might recognize them?

>>>Teams are a concept I was born with. I thought everyone knew and could perceive their “teams.” As I moved more into the role of being a healer I quickly realized that people did not connect with their teams.

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As children we may perceive our teams as imaginary friends. Then as we grow older we tend to forget. My perspective of teams is that they are beings, other souls that gather around us prior to our incarnation here in this world. They have similar tasks to master.

We have two sets of teams around us, our soul TASK team and our soul PURPOSE team. Our soul task team helps us master our tasks, and our soul purpose team helps us master and accomplish our purpose here in this life. When we work with the energies of these beings that are expressing themselves in these other dimensions, it actually shifts our reality.

Imagine having someone standing next to you in another dimension that you cannot see, but you can feel them, and in your head you can hear them, yet you perceive their energy to be yours, and they are an anxiety ridden soul. Their energy could definitely effect you. So, when I work on your team with you, it shifts your own energy.

Thank you, Aleya. If POFFF readers have questions, please leave a comment and we will try to answer them as time permits.