Wednesday, January 19, 2011

do you have unclaimed money waiting?

Wanted to share something I discovered last night!  These two sites are set up to help you find missing money that belongs to you... and they are "free"!  Every little bit helps... and now it's easier to search different states using one website,, which directs you accordingly! 

Here's another site to check out...

Because there are a lot of scams out there,  I checked both sites out!  They are legitimate!  Guess what... I found $28 from an old account!  Not bad, for a few minutes work!

Maybe you will be lucky and find some green stuff, too!  If not, pass this along to someone who can :)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Valentine Charleston for you!

What a terrific holiday!!!  May love fill your home... "love is all there is" :)

found this, again, today...

Inspired to create handmade Valentine's Day cards this year!

In my hunt for the perfect ingredients I came across a favorite quote :)

I met the author in New York City on 4/10/06... he had many to choose from but this one drew me like a magnet!  It connected to my soul!   Harry Capeus Bigby also wrote a message on the back of my framed piece... "May this quote continue to inspire you to the good you never dreamed possible." 

It was packed away for 2 years and reading it today moved me just as much as the first time I discovered it.  May you also find words that resonate to the core of your being and may you take the time to listen to what they are trying to tell you...


Sunday, January 2, 2011

more info on saging and smudge sticks...

How to Smudge

Any action, undertaken with intention and belief can become a potent ritual so consider your intention before you smudge and hold it clearly in your mind. You may wish to invite the spirit of the herbs to join you and guide and assist with your intention.

A candle flame is recommended to light the smudge stick as it may take a little time to get the stick smoking. Once there's a flame blow it out so that the smudge stick is smoldering, not burning. Blow or wave the flame with your hand to put out the fire. Allow the smudge stick to smolder, freeing the smoke to circle in the air.

Smudging yourself

Fan the swirls of smoke around your body from head to toe. You may want to especially focus on areas where you feel there are blockages or where there has been or is physical, emotional, or psychic pain. Imagine the smoke lifting away all the negative thoughts, emotions and energies that have attached themselves to you. If you are feeling depressed for instance you could visualize the smoke carrying away all your feelings of depression.

Smudging another

It is often appropriate to smudge guests as they enter the space at a ritual, ceremony or special event. Smudge as if you were smudging yourself, fanning the smoke all over their body. You may want to speak an intention or a suggestion for the smudging as you do it. For instance "Allow the sacred smoke to cleanse your body and spirit and bring you present and available into this moment"

Smudging a room or space

Light the smudge stick and walk about the perimeter, giving special attention to the corners and the places behind doors. You can also fan the smoke throughout the room with a large feather.

During healing work

During healing work, the smoke may be fanned over the person either by your hand or with feathers. This clears out unhealthy energies and brings in the special attributes of the herbs. You may also direct smudge to each of the person's chakras and as you do so visualize each chakra coming into balance as it is purified by the smudge.

Cleansing crystals or other objects

Hold the objects to be purified in the smoke or fan the smoke over them. If you are clearing your crystals prior to programming them thank both them and the smudge stick for helping you to realize your goals.

Extinguishing the smudge stick

Have ready a fireproof receptacle such as a shell or a glass or ceramic dish to put the smudge stick in when you've finished. It's ideal to damp the stick out in sand, or earth or you can just press it against the bottom of the receptacle. Always make sure that a smudge stick is out before leaving the room where you keep it.

this is what i say when burning white sage throughout the house...
"Any spirits in us or around us that cannot say 'Jesus Christ is Lord!'... I command you to loosen and leave, now, in the name of Jesus Christ! Amen!"

*****Helpful links:

Smudging And Smudge Sticks For Health And Aromatherapy Benefit

mendlbarr blog (earlier post)

incense warehouse

when you must have chocolate cake... enjoy :)

"mendlbarr's wackie cake"
(nutritionists love it- no eggs- makes one 9" layer)

1 1/2 c flour
1 c sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 c cocoa powder
1 c water
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp vinegar
1 stick melted butter
1/2 c chopped pecans

Mix and bake in a greased and floured 9" cake pan.
Bake 350 degrees for @ 40 minutes.

"mendlbarr's just enough frosting"

1 1/2 c powdered sugar
1 tbsp butter
3 tbsp milk
1/4 c cocoa powder
1/4 tsp vanilla

Using high speed mixer- beat until thick and smooth (feel free to adjust milk or powdered sugar as needed)

2011 brings new wisdom...

Happy New Year!!!  Blessings to all in 2011!!!

So much has happened in recent months! 

I've started "acting" once more!  For those of you who didn't know this, we moved to New York City, 12 yrs ago, to do just that... go figure!  All in God's time :)

Discovered a name to my "gift" which allows me to research this ability and communicate with others who are experts in this field.  I am an "empath"... feels good to finally say that :)

helpful links...
The Universal Empath 101
Are You An Emotional Empath?
What is an Empath?
Scribd- Empath 101
How To Thrive As An Empath

Learning as much as I can about "dysfunctional families" and enpowering myself.  There is a silver lining to every dark cloud :)   Whomever said "blood is thicker than water", didn't have a dysfunctional family or my circle of friends...  God is good :)

Wishing all of you a terrific New Year!  Be all that you dream!
Belinda :)

go to link: (thanks Roxana)
Breaking Free of Your Limitations: Cutting Family Ties That Bind Us

Advantages of Cutting the Ties with Parental Figures:

•Live more from our Higher Consciousness.

•Heal emotional buttons and emotional reaction patterns.

•If it's a child cutting from a parent it can help end the guilt of being who we are and not necessarily who we think our parental models want us to be.

•Helps both people in the exercise to be free to be who they really are as individuals.

•Helps to put us in a position to form better boundaries.

•Helps end any victim role we may be playing.

•Overall it encourages and supports balance in our lives for healthy giving and receiving.