This week's "Spring has Sprung" kitchen experiments included: a violet and blueberry switchel (drinking vinegar), a first attempt at making violet cookies, and evergreen beer!
The violet cookies tasted good but didn't exactly go to plan - I tried to recreate violet shapes with the petals on top of the cookies and then the cookies spread out while baking so it didn't work out. (lol) I will try freezing them before baking next time.
Both the switchel and evergreen beer will take a couple of weeks before they are drinkable but I am very excited to try them out when they are ready.
I might finally be out of time for violet crafting - between Mother's Day and my birthday (on Wednesday) plus my wedding anniversary on Friday, I have a pretty busy week ahead of me that might (unfortunately) not allow for as much time in the kitchen as I would like.
Can anyone help?? I'm desperate for a job and don't know what else to do. If anyone knows of any witch/Wicca/pagan or the like blogs that are hiring, can you please let me know, I need to get off of universal credit and improve my financial situation.
Gaia Stone or Green obsidian comes from the volcanic ash of the eruption of Mt. St. Helen's. It is associated with the heart chakra, but can also be used to balance all the chakras. It is associated with the Goddess connection, and is thought to attract earth and nature spirits. It is supposed to assist in bringing prosperity. Gaia Stone is given to people to assist in the self-healing of emotional wounds and traumas. It is said to carry the Earth's energy, and is sometimes referred to as the "Soul of the Earth."
Gaia Stone promotes loving relationships between people. It is an ideal gift for one's romantic partner, as its energies promote the growth of love and intimacy. It can be used to heal tensions between parents and chidren, or between any estranged members of a family or friendship circle. It is ideal for bringing harmonious accord to groups and can be quite useful if worn or carried into committee meetings. Gaia stone induces compassion and diffuses anger, it dissolves the psychic barriers between 'us' and 'them,' making tolerance more possible. It can assist one in negotiations where one must try to persuade an unsymptahetic person to understand one's point of view.
Gaia stones are goddess stones, and one may use them to send and receive love to and from any aspect of the Divine Feminine. They are particularly resonant with the Tibetan deity known as Green Tara, who offers love and protection to human beings.
Because they are among the purest representations of the Green Ray, Gaia Stones can be used to heal and soothe the heart and to energize the emotional body. The Green Ray of Gaia Stone supports healthy growth on all levels of one's inner and outer life.
These gems are recommended for those doing self-healing of emotional wounds, and for those who wish to center in the heart and act from that place at all times. Gaia Stones carry a strong energy of compassion, and they can help one expand that quality in oneself. Healers can use the stones on clients for heart-chakra activation and to bring harmony to all chakras