Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Season of the Mermaid

Tis the season of the Mermaid. 
The element of water on the turning wheel of the seasons. 

Water in all forms begins it's  annual return to the great seas. The wind gathers and coaxes the cloud brothers to gather the stray drops in increasing volumes preparing for the wild sky theater arriving in October and November. 

Beneath the sea is the Kingdom of the Merfolks, for my dear there are not only mermaids but mermen, women, grandmothers, grandfathers and even mer-uncles who tell jokes and attend oyster shell events with glee. 

Mermaids bring hope and blessings of freedom. Teaching us how to be more fluid and adapt to our environment to make to truly ours. Finding treasures in unexpected places. Remembering if we truly want to achieve a goal it happens drop by drop or in people speak " step by step" till we reach our chosen goal. 

They teach us to sing out our troubles  and release them to the Sea. Those troubles that seem so overwhelming and impossible when caught by the wind. Carried over the waves and down into the endless depths of water become diluted broken down into tiny bits carried out far and wide to  listening ears and hearts  of the Mermaid clans who pray and connect with the song of life. 

New notes in the song return to your heart  in  unexpected blessings and hope. 

All elements, each particle no matter how small are connected in the song of life.
 Each takes a season in our ride around the sun. Every single tiny speck has a reason and job to perform in the never ending song of life. 

Spring brings us the element of air
And the winged ones Faerie, butterfly, bird, insect and us

Summer offers Fire. Season of the Dragons, Phoenix Birds and Salamanders

Autumn offers Water and our current season of the Mermaids and all who dwell around and near the water. 

Winter brings us Earth. The Gnomes, elves, trolls and all who walk crawl or slither. 

Take some time soon to visit the sea and say Hello you never know who might be listening. 
Blessings from the sea

Monday, August 01, 2016

How do I connect to my spirit guides?

Many people long for communication and guidance  with their spirit guides and teachers, loved ones from the other side or the Fae ( Faeries, mythical beings, Ect). My path to  receiving this gift was full of many trails and much advice which distilled down to some very simple steps.

Trust your own feelings, test the hell out of them.. But trust for you are the only one who can know what goes on in your own heart. 

Spend time everyday unplugged and alone. Start with a few minutes and build up to longer times. You are your own best friend and constant companion.

Spend time in nature daily.

Take long baths or showers and dream or imagine what you would talk about with your spiritual advisers.

Read read read books, stories, faerie tales, spiritual books and grand glorious novels 

Write with a pen or pencil on real paper every day. Start by coping phrases or quotes than inspire or uplift you. Then you can see where the writing takes you. 

Use your imagination for this is the key to communicate with those in the unseen world say prayers of thanks out loud to whom ever you pray to. This is especially effective when spending time in nature, gardening, at the beach or lake and while driving. Make one of those prayers thank you for helping me to walk in beauty and grace.

Listen with your 3rd mind as you create a daily practice. Your 3rd mind is the part of your mind that is the observer and the witness of your awake and sleeping life, the recorder of dreams, hunches, inspiring actions, boldface lies and untruths. It is the part of you that puzzles out problems and helps you understand. 

Love all of you both the light and the dark, for every aspect of you is important and worthy of understanding and observation and celebrating as they are uniquely you!

Be patient 

Build little altars everywhere and change them when inspired.  Simply or complicated from a feather and a rock to a faerie garden. Do what will inspire and uplift your heart. Then change when it is no longer making your heart go flitter flop. 

Love, trust and a little bit of faerie dust.. Peg
Faeries art Arthur Racham

Time to just be. 

Charm casting. 

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Summer of Dragons

The last few nights as dusk fell I had given up my plan to gaze at the ripening  July moon. Cloudy days followed by even thicker cloudy evenings had been the norm the previous week. Tonight was the full moon, I had taken the time to meditate and journey  in the summer house on this full moon night and imagine seeing Grandmother Moon in her full glory on a clear star filled sky. 
I found images of flying dragons slipping in my journey, gliding by outlined by moon light then completely blocking out the light leaving only the gleam of fire in their eyes before seeing the moon appear again.

I finished my ritual, glanced at the darkening sky and was rewarded to see a bit if blue and gold as sunset began.  Maybe just maybe I would be able to see the moon tonight.
Returning to the house, my potted garden plants cried for watering, cats required cuddling and days end chores began. 

The dusk gathered thickly and so did our clouds, perhaps tomorrow  I thought.
Time for bed and I did not give the moon another thought until I started to close the curtains before turning on the lamp beside my bed. I looked out the windows into the night sky between the cedars to see if there was even a glow in the cloud cover. 

To my amazement the clouds had formed a very distinct dragon profile with an eye shape and a a half circle of the moon formed the eyeball. There was also a rainbow at the top of the dragon head. 

I closed my eyes , rubbed them, looked again. It was still there. I walked into the next room and looked out that window in case I was seeing a smudged spot in the window glass. No same I brought in the big guy to check it out. He saw the dragon eye as well. Yippee I was delighted. Went back to the first window to see the clouds slowly cover her beautiful light as if to say good night. 
Moonlight and dragons forever in my  Summer full moon memories.
Peg 7/19/16

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

My life as a Shaman

Started out as a usual Tuesday  morning but adding rushing to get out the door for a Dr Appointment.
Weather is cloudy and cool which invokes my third mind thinking. Deep thoughts and puzzle pieces of experience suddenly clicking together in patterns of understanding.
Thinking back over many years of my work as a hairdresser and realizing how many secrets and confessions, pain, happiness, loss and life have been presented to me. I saw a vessel filling and filling but instead of overflow the vessel expanded and files were moved more locking cabinets were installed and more drawers filled.
 I was that vessel and I held those emotions, dreams, fears joys, hate and more tightly packed away for ??safekeeping”??
Then walking into the Dr’s office to check in I felt my blood pressure kick up and could feel my pulse accelerate just entering the room. I checked in sat down to wait and not only could feel the panic and jitteriness’ of the energy in the room but hear prayers and complaints swirling around the waiting room. It struck me then that this room was also a vessel of sorts holding the energy and emotions of all who had passed here and often deposited so going into the Dr Office a brave face could be presented when escorted into the inner offices.
 The room was nearly over whelming with unseen energy. So I sat closed my eyes imagined large roots coming straight from my spine and feet. Said a prayer asked for angelic reinforcements and became a portal to release the no longer needed energies, and while  in this quiet place I also let go of  those many, many years of those carefully stored secrets I have been carrying around.
 It was amazing I could feel when all was cleared and the air took on the smell of roses. I closed the portal withdrew the roots and just when the last bit was gone the door opened and the room filled with patients and my name was called for my appointment.
 I stand in gratitude and blessings to all my spiritual guides and teachers throughout the last 40 or more years.
For having the courage to accept the role as Shaman and knowing how and why to be  able to  not only release energy but fill the space with love and light and rainbows of color. Right now this moment I feel lighter than air.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Why do we create stone elixirs?

Why we create gemstone elixirs in the Misty Valley

Energy is present in all matter. From dirt to diamonds each particle of matter can be show to have and energy signature. That energy is filled with microscopic memories and qualities of each cycle or incarnation of life and time it has experienced. Like the saying from Heraclitus “No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.”

The stone people in our world bring much to the betterment of our lives. Each rock, crystal, stone and piece of mineral laden material we call rock has unique memories, wisdom and stories of history often waiting to be discovered by  the geologist to the small child spying a shiny rock on our daily walk.
 Our stone brothers provide beauty, wonder and awe in all of us and for many of us have a special place in our heart.Earth air fire and water are the basic 4 elements are present in all stone families. Thousands of years of formation in all weather and earth events in very different part of the globe have created millions of species and combinations that we use and know today.
From as long as we began to record history the stone family has been a part of human history.
They offer us healing and are used in pharmaceuticals, heat, light, communication (crystals in radio and watches,) protection, beauty and peace (that small rock in your pocket that you rub when feeling stressed)
They hold history, spark our imaginations, invite adventure, spark creative juices, show wealth and power,
They are used in ceremony, used in body decoration, ground into power for all manners of paint, (you can still see how they glow in the old masters work at many museums.)
They spark memories of other times and other places including space and the stars moon and universe.They offer us proof of time and hold the bones of people and creatures who walked this earth in the beginning.
They feed our spirits, provide quiet joy (nothing like skipping rocks on a pond or filling your pockets at the beach.)
They honor or final resting place. They bless us with beauty they whisper stories of day s gone by and heal our weary spirits 
When you gather stones together  and study what healing they offer by studying their meanings and uses passed down through both oral and written history, you can begin to see, hear and feel the properties offered by each kind of mineral and rock. 
We use stones to create healing altars to carry our prayers and messages to those who need addition help in life and are in need of understanding and reassurance that we are not alone but have allies to help us walk step by step through everyday challenges.

When we create our elixirs we are infusing the energies and history each stone or crystal offers in small batches. They are created in specific conditions at specific sun and moon cycles to receive the qualities needed for healing and uplifting our emotional and spiritual bodies.
 They are created to be used in your own spiritual practice safe to take orally, in baths in drinks or in sprays to clean clear and uplift the energies that surround you, they may be used instead of smudge smoke to energetically clean and clear a room, car or office space.
 They are created to be used in your own spiritual practice. Created to be safely taken orally, in refreshing baths, or in sprays to clean clear and uplift the energies that surround you from everyday life.
 We also incorporate the elixirs in fragrant sprays so they may be used instead of smudge smoke to energetically clean and clear while invigorating a room, car or office space.

When you fill a glass with water and you drink that water you are receiving the experience of cellular memories of where ever that water has traveled to reach you at the time you drink it. As you drink it the water and all it holds blesses and refreshes your own spirit as well as your body with renewed vigor. 

Our elixirs are created with fresh spring waters to bring you the same energetic signatures and properties from each stone we are directed to create as each season dictates.. 
Long hours of sunshine and specific moon times play a role in each elixirs creation.
We create single notes ( one stone) or combinations of stones to infuse several qualities into one mix.  Each elixir is created at the Misty Valley, my home and sanctuary.
 Misty Valley is blessed and dedicated to healing, happiness and beauty indeed my sacred place where I have been a caretaker for the past 38 years.  
I am often met with cynical  faces asking "really do these work?" My answer is Yes! delightfully,peacefully and without a doubt.
I have witnessed an entire room of people be uplifted and cheerful after passing out samples of Larimar. I watched a roomful of people get absolutely giddy in the process of bottling elixirs. 
I have witnessed deep sadness gently lifted and connection with spirit deepened. I have worked with elixirs for over 20 years and have studies with several master healers to learn and perfect our process.
 I was recently asked to create a sexy blend to enhance love and connection. I studied and created 3 blends in small batches noting how lively they were in creation.
 First bottle sold and was repurchased within weeks from the delightful husband’s enthusiastic response.

 We create to enhance and bless your spiritual journey with the stone family wisdom we create at Misty Valley.  You can find our elixirs on line at our etsy shop for updates or to be part of our community

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Crystal Elixirs from Misty Valley

Spent the day bottling our newest selection of Crystal Elixirs 3/8/16. Felt the inspiration to make a rainbow so I choose from our selection of 65 different stone elixir mothers those stones which represents the rainbow and also the sacred chakras. As alway when I am working with these elixirs I find my self a bit giddy and my spirits soar to new heights as I work hard to remain grounded and orderly in the process of keeping all in order for the process of labeling. Often the faeries show up to play and adore being playfully silly to distract me from my labors. 
Here is our newest offering. 
Single note rainbow colors selection 
Summer solstice Garnet........energizing & regenerating 
Summer Solstice Carnelian..............creative joy
Summer Solstice Sunstone..............joyful joie de vivre
Golden Topaz ........recharges, strengthen faith and optimism
24 hour April Moon Aventurine.......prosperity,confidence,leadership
Blue Moon Sodalite.......unites logic with intuition 
Blue Moon Amethyst............healing, Balance, clean and clear
Blue Moon Lavikite...........connection to Faerie, natural rhythm of life
Blue Moon Staurolite ............Release stress, sweet sleep
Larimar............happiness, raises consciousness, tranquility & harmony
Summer Solstice Prasiolite........divine connection of heart & mind
Blue Moon Rose of self and peace
Blue Moon Rhodonite.........see both sides, nurturing love and connectedness 

Peg Gyldenege

Tuesday, March 01, 2016


March 1,2016
The singing crystal heart altar was dissembles this morning. 14 candles were burned in a variety of shapes  pillar, votive ,large and tiny tapers each helped to warm and spread the light each morning and night of the last 15 days.
 216 names were nestled inside the heart shape created by small Quartz Crystal called the singing quartz for the beautiful sound they create when tapped together. 

The flowers were so gracious as to uphold their beauty until today lasting the entire 15 days. 

On this damp grey morning  I  bless and release the prayers of this special  altar sending out sparkling love and peace to Mother Earth.