Welcome to Musings.
My blog, Musings, will document some of my fantasy novel writing and holistic health journey. Life is more than the mundane, more than we know, and Musings will cover topics from writing tradecraft to myth and lore , from ancient wisdom to spirituality. I hope you will join me often!
Christ Church cathedral door This past two weeks have been some of the most exciting of my life. I went to Ireland for a Fantasy Writing Workshop by Best Selling Author (and instructor extraordinaire) David Farland. Wow. Every day was … Continue reading →
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I’m taking a great writing course by Dave Wolverton (aka Dave Farland) called Writing Enchanting Prose. Last week’s assignment was to write metaphors and similes. Here they are! (All from SOF…) Metaphors Tom’s mind was a morgue for any evidence … Continue reading →
“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not realu?” -JK Rowling
A lucid dream is a dream during which the person is aware that she is dreaming and may have some control over the dream. There are numerous reasons you may want to induce lucid dreams, including pushing back on phobias and recurring nightmares. It can also be used to shape your life visions.
I love lucid dreaming. It’s something that allows me to connect with the inner reaches of my mind.So how do you initiate a lucid dream?
There are lots of steps you can try. Practice dream recall by keeping a journal next to your bed and writing down your dreams as soon as you wake up.
To enhance the vividness of your dreams, which makes them easier to recall, use valerian which can produce memorable dreams AND potentially make them strange and filled with symbolism.
Valerian essential oil possesses an earthy smell that encourages relaxation, eases occasional restlessness and can make you more open to vivid images. Apply it to your feet and diffuse it.
The rain has been falling all night. The dank smell of moisture earth mixes with the dirty brown and yellow leaves 🍁 . As I sit in my car this morning, I listen to the PAT-PAT-PAT of drops on the … Continue reading →
The wonders of autumn abound. I have always been mesmerized by the colors in the fall, and pause frequently to watch the leaves toss to and fro in the wind. The contrast of the bright yellows and reds against the … Continue reading →
Purpose: Frankincense is a great oil for meditation, and it helps reinvigorate the skin with a youthful appearance. Complementary oils: Frankincense goes well with citrus oils like Lemon, Grapefruit, Lime, Bergamot and Orange, and other oils such as Cypress, Lavender, Geranium, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang, … Continue reading →
Purpose: Ylang ylang helps create a calming environment, moisturizes the skin, enhances the appearance of skin, and nourishes the hair and scalp. It also positively impacts the limbic system which is the emotional control system. It is also used as … Continue reading →
Purpose: Vetiver supports the circulatory and immune systems. It also positively impacts the limbic system which is the emotional control system. Great complimentary oils include sandalwood, lavender, and Clary Sage. Vetiver oil has a sweet, woody aroma and can be … Continue reading →
Many oils have interesting, and sometimes surreal historical usage. Today I’m going to share my findings on Bergamot. Purpose: Sometimes popular culture references herb usage too. “Clary raised her eyebrows at Jace. ‘You hate bergamot?’ Jace had wandered over to … Continue reading →