Philadelphia- PMG & South Street

Hey, look what I found in my reader!
This is for Arlene, a blog about cheesesteaks and the Magic Gardens.

What are the odds I would see a post like this just 4 days after visiting the Magic Gardens? I was searching for cheesesteaks on the WP reader and this appeared.

Magic, pure magic.
A winning combo Philly style, where the magic happens…

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A few weeks ago I took a trip to Philadelphia to visit some friends who attend Temple University. Most of the times I’ve visited the city, my adventures have not strayed far from a typical tourist itinerary—meaning bus tours with an automated narration of the city. When I visited Philly this time, I was offered an unfiltered look at the city.

The first adventure of the day was catching the subway to our destination: South Street. Here’s the thing, I can navigate the DC Metro, specifically Metro Center, and the Baltimore Lightrail with great ease, but for some reason, the Philadelphia subway system was beyond me. I recommend going with someone knowledgeable of the area if your traveling in Philly. Or else you’ll be standing at the maps in the station with a clueless expression on your face. I did that till my friend’s brother attempted to explain the system…

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Everything old is new again and again..

It is often the simple things that lead to awakening. Just driving around my neighborhood yesterday I noticed a new store that just opened. The name of the store is Serendipity.

According to Wikipedia, Serendipity means a “fortunate happenstance” or “pleasant surprise”. It was coined by Horace Walpole in 1754. In a letter he wrote to a friend Walpole explained an unexpected discovery he had made by reference to a Persian fairy tale, The Three Princes of Serendip. The princes, he told his correspondent, were “always making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things which they were not in quest of”.

I would disagree with this definition,  just ever so slightly. We are always in quest of something on the soul level. I was not looking for a new store yesterday, but it caught my attention because the word is one that I would recognize as a symbol. The soul and higher self is always alert and awake, gently guiding our physical being towards mastery.

So in honor of the Easter holy-day and the warm breeze streaming in on this sunny Eclipse Saturday, I am republishing this post Everything Old is New Again. I included a few more favorites to the mix that reveal everyday magic.  Have a simply awakening weekend!

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Oh how I love this quote! As promised, I am ” resurrecting” some older posts for newer readers to enjoy and long time viewers to rediscover!

This first group of posts features synchronicity, exploration of alternate realities, and a sprinkling of magic.

josephine wall bubble

calendars-and-collisions

collisions-and-mortadella-the-sequel

scenes-from-an-indian-restaurant-collisions-of-parallel-time

cookies and collisions ~ a holiday tale

collisions with gaia

caffeine and collisions: thoughts are things

calling-all-angels

did-you-get-the-call?

lucky litebeing

my-awakening-experience

returning-home-part-v-pendle-hill

windows into my soul

cds-and-collisions

kindness-collisions-abound

 

This grouping embodies the main purpose of this blog,  to inspire through the examination of the extraordinary in daily living, one story at a time.

Please let me know if you are able to perform alchemy by transforming older material into brand new inspiration and light!

 

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2014 is here, can you feel the magic?

 Happy New Year 2014 !!

Hello world and welcome to a shiny, bright, new beginning! We have a New Moon today,  1-1-14, which is very rare and quite auspicious. I find it fascinating that most if not all cultures on the planet celebrate this event. Humans love starting over, symbolically and literally. As an astrologer I am not totally down with New Year’s Day, since a 11 degree Capricorn sun does not have significance. The beginning of Spring, 0 degrees Aries, is the real deal. However, we have quite a powerful New Moon today and the childlike part of me still longs for the ability to wipe the slate clean and begin again.

So I drew 3 cards from  my Sacred Path deck to see what the Universe has in store for me. I initially was going to pull just one card, but felt led to create a sequence. After some reflection, I realized that the reading was not just for me. We have the universe inside of us. So I decided to share this reading with you.

1st Card : 13 ~ Nurturing

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 Coral card ~ 13

” …. look to the idea of nurturing. It may be time to nurture yourself or another. Coral also speaks to the Planetary Family. It may be time to have a reunion with the other creatures that share the Earth with you. …Coral always tells us to listen to our feelings…”

2nd Card: 35 ~ Returning Home

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Shawl card ~ 35

” ..You are being invited to return home. If you have forgotten yourself recently, it is now time to remember your essence and potential. .. You may be coming home to the magic you once believed in or a new sense of well-being, but in every case you are returning to a temporarily forgotten state of being. …Wearing the Shawl is coming home to the arms of the Earth Mother and being loved. ..being loving to others who have forgotten the Sacred Path or the way home.”

3rd Card : 25 ~ Sharing/Quickening

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Pow-Wow card ~ 25

” …The quickening of some aspect of your life will be aided if you use a support system…The Pow-Wow card is marking a time of calling in your markers. Your focus will be clearer from an encouraging word or two. The quickening is inside of you and speaks to the time preceding birth. Whatever you are giving birth to at this time can be assisted by gathering your friends for support.”

So the cards flow from 13 = 4= foundation, to 35=8=power, to 25=7= cosmic consciousness.

Please listen while you continue reading: we are magic

This is my interpretation of the spread :

You begin by creating a firm foundation by nurturing your Self and others. Take care of your needs first on all levels, before you can serve others. Feel your feelings and let them guide you.

Next you reclaim your power by going inward and returning home. This is where all magic and mystery resides. The life journey for souls in human form is one of re-membering and re-cognizing your true essence. Life has always been a miracle, surrounded by wonder and love at every turn. However, the trauma of being in the physical material world takes its toll on most of us rather early on. This reminds me of a lucid dream I had where I was told to go back to a time “before babysitting”.  Retrieving one’s lost soul parts is a prerequisite to moving forward and loving others who have temporarily lost their way.

Finally cosmic consciousness is expanded by gathering with kin. This gathering is important to successfully birth what is eager to be expressed out into the planet. The dream is ready to be made manifest once your focus is clear. Clarity can be obtained by trusting your inner circle.

I  am very excited to use these tools gleaned from my reading. I believe that the message can be applicable for the collective as well.

Wishing you all a year of radiance , magic, and love…..

Namaste, litebeing

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Everything old is new again

Update: I just added a few more recently written synchronous posts to the list. Please return here periodically for more updates!

Oh how I love this quote! As promised, I am ” resurrecting” some older posts for newer readers to enjoy and long time viewers to rediscover!

This first group of posts features synchronicity, exploration of alternate realities, and a sprinkling of magic.

josephine wall bubble

calendars-and-collisions

collisions-and-mortadella-the-sequel

scenes-from-an-indian-restaurant-collisions-of-parallel-time

cookies and collisions ~ a holiday tale

collisions with gaia

caffeine and collisions: thoughts are things

my-awakening-experience

calling-all-angels

did-you-get-the-call?

lucky litebeing

returning-home-part-v-pendle-hill

windows into my soul

This grouping embodies the main purpose of this blog,  to inspire through the examination of the extraordinary in daily living, one story at a time.

Please let me know if you are able to perform alchemy by transforming older material into brand new inspiration and light!

painting by Josephine Wall