Famous Irish Sayings for St. Patty’s Day Enjoyment

dog irish proverb for saint patty's day

“You’ve got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was.”

 “A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures.”

“Take the world nice and easy, and the world will take you the same.”

“Tis better to spend money like there’s no tomorrow than to spend tonight like there’s no money.”

“Dance as if no one’s watching, sing as if no one’s listening, and live everyday as if it were your last.”

“A best friend is like a four leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have.”

“The best looking-glass is the eyes of a friend.”

leprechaun with irish sayings

Shakti Gawain writes in Reflections in the Light Daily – Thoughts and Affirmations, January 9:

affirmation by shakti gawainHer thoughts: “Emptiness is filled from the inside

When we are most unhappy we have a starved feeling in some way. We feel that life in general and other people in particular are not giving us what we need. We try desperately to grasp the love and satisfaction that we crave from outside. Yet we are actually choking off the supply. The new world is based on trust of the universe within us. We recognize that the creative intelligence and energy of the universe is the fundamental source of everything. Once we connect with this and surrender to it, everything is ours. Emptiness is filled from the inside.” 

Her affirmation: “I am being filled from the source within me.”

 honoring women's beauty

“By plucking her petals,

You do not gather the

beauty of the flower.”

Rubindrath Tagore – May 7, 1861 – August 7, 1941

Nobel Prize in Literature 1913

I dedicate this quote to all women that had petals plucked but they never lost their beauty. I also honor them for making the path easier for my journey and hopefully speak for many of my clients and readers of this blog. Thank you.

Tranquil Blue Lace Agate

March 13th, 2013 | Posted by Velda in GEMSTONES

bluelaceagatehealingpropertiesBlue Lace Agate is a combination of tranquil colors of the palest blue and white.  Do any of the following vibrational healing properties of this gemstone appeal to you?

Assist in promoting a positive mood, serene energy, and calming senses.

Enhance mending of breaks, fractures, relieves headaches, helps remove blockages from the nervous system, and treats arthritis.

Considered a stone of communication, it can improve public speaking, give confidence to ‘speak your truth’, and bring tactfulness to speech and written communications.  Blue Lace also helps with stuttering and other nervous speech patterns.

This gemstone is a beauty!




seven fold journey by anodea judith & selene vega


One of the most helpful and challenging books for me to read was The Sevenfold Journey, Reclaiming Mind, Body & Spirit Through The Chakras, by Anodea Judith & Selene Vega.  This book was written from the material used for workshop courses taught by these two women.  The authors’ book is now included by many alternative healing schools in their curriculum.  Each chapter has journal exercises.  I did find these assignments challenging, sometimes difficult to face my truth, but when completed, I gained a new awareness of myself and my body.


chakra body map exerciseHere is an example of Journal Exercise:  Chakra Body Map from The Seven Fold Journey, Introduction page 32.

“On a large piece of paper draw an outline of your body.  Don’t worry about whether it is artistic or perfect.  Color in the figure with crayons or colored pencils, letting the colors represent how that part of you feels.  Let the colors flow outside of your body where you feel most free, show the blocks where you experience them with dark or angular shapes.  Ask yourself how connected you feel with your ground, with the earth.  How connected with spirit?  How connected is your heart?  Try not to overly intellectualize but to feel it.  Acknowledge your feelings without judging yourself…When your picture is complete, look at it as a whole.  What impressions does it give you?  How do you feel about what you are looking at?  Do you feel compassion, judgment, attraction, sorrow, satisfaction?”

(I used a long piece of butcher paper and asked a friend to trace me.  I started dissecting this exercise a little at a time.  Then all of sudden I was lost in the exercise.  I was shocked how much time spent and what I discovered.)




Affirmation for Knee Problems

March 9th, 2013 | Posted by Velda in AFFIRMATIONS

affirmation for knees by louis hay

Louise L. hay in her book,  Heal Your Body, writes the following probable causes for knee problems:  “Stubborn ego and pride.  In ability to bend.  Fear.  Inflexibility.  Won’t give in.”


affirmations for kneww problems letting go

This is the new thought pattern she recommends as an affirmation for knee problems:  “Forgiveness.  Understanding.  Compassion.  I bend and flow with ease, and all is well.”

(The picture of the young woman above, with the scissors in her hand and the kite string cut, illustrates the importance of letting go.)








kidney meridian acupoint K-27Jump start your energy system and get the energy flowing by tapping or massaging the kidney points (K-27) sometimes referred to as the energy buttons. This is how to boost your natural energies and reset your electro-magnetic body.   You can find the K-27 by placing fingers on both sides of collarbone.  Then slide finger toward center and find bumps where they stop.  Move fingers down about an inch where there is a slight indent on most people. These points might feel sore to touch.

K-27 Exercise:  First  cross your hands using  your right index and middle fingers to stimulate the left K-27, and your left index and middle fingers to stimulate the right K-27.  Start tapping or massaging gently both K-27 points at the same time while breathing deeply in through your nose and out through your mouth.  Continue for about twenty seconds. If these energy buttons are sore, it is an indication they need attention as this is where stress hormones accumulate.  You can gently massage these points throughout the day to revive the body.

Should You Carry Snowflake Obsidian?

March 7th, 2013 | Posted by Velda in GEMSTONES



Snowflake Obsidian is lava with feldstar that is mottled black and white.  However, it gives the appearance that when cooling down so quickly it captured snowflakes on the surface of the gemstones.  All Obsidian is considered a rescue remedy for shock, traumas, and blockages.


Specific Attributes for Snowflake Obsidian:snowflakeobsidian

Calms & soothes when placed on Sacral Chakra.

Brings peace & Balance to mind and body.

Encourages inner reflections making us aware of negative patterns of thought & unhealthy patterns of behavior.

Improves circulation warming hands and feet; treats veins, skin, and the skeleton.

 Carry this stone to keep others from taking advantage!

james allen quote harmonious adjustment

When I am drawn to quotes, I generally do a quick research on the author.  This author James Allen (1864-1912) was a British philosophical writer known for his inspirational books, poetry, and as a pioneer of the self-help movement.  I am amazed how current this late 1800′s message is for today’s woman. Feel free to change gender from masculine to feminine as you read the following quote:


≈ James Allen

Pink Universal Color of Healing

March 5th, 2013 | Posted by Velda in COLORS

how pink can help calm tension

Pink has an immense soothing effect on the physical, mental, and spiritual body.   It is known to be the universal color of healing and unconditional love.  Pink heals grief and sadness.  It is known to suppress aggression.  The sedating and muscle relaxing effects of pink has been tested in geriatrics, prison reform, adolescent and family therapy.  Pink encourages one to be kind, gentle, compassionate, and approachable.

Add pink color gemstones when you want:

  • calm and serenity
  • neutralize disorder or dampen frustration
  • relaxation
  • acceptance
  • contentment

I wish you all to be “IN THE PINK!”