Happy New Year…. Let us Welcome the new decade 2020 and take stock of our behaviour on our planet… :)

Thank you so much for following us in 2019 and for all the years, we truly appreciate it and it gives us that little push to keep on going… 😉

As we look towards a new year and a new decade, it’s a good time to ask ourselves, are we helping our planet or harming it… ? Our lives, are a mixture of nature, people, material and sometimes spiritual… What we do each day while living our lives, affects the “whole”….

2019 saw a huge movement towards awareness, the awareness that our human “needs” has created a planetary crisis. For some, this was not new news, we have been aware for over 30 years of the damage our human exsistance was doing to our world. And now the crisis has come to a head…

We thank all those who fight this fight, for those who stand up and speak out, even while they are verbally abused and bullied… We thank all those who try their best to reduce their “footprint”, it isn’t easy, it’s time consuming, it’s thinking before acting, it’s giving up material things, it’s walking more and driving less… most of all, it’s frustrating and upsetting to look around and feel as though no-one really cares, and there aren’t enough of us to make the difference that is needed to stop the destruction…

It is even more important now that we do not give up, “never give up, never surrender” 🙂 Folks are getting “it”, they are open to making changes, governments (well some of them anyway) are understanding the crisis, they are declaring it REAL…. because they cannot declare it anything else… Hang in there ladies and gentlemen, keep doing what you can, listen and learn as you go, and when you get those days, where you want to give up and say to heck with it all… keep in mind that we aren’t fighing for those who can speak up for themselves, for are “fighting” for those who cannot… wildlife, birds, bees, fish, oceans, trees and plants…. 🙂

Have a super fabulous New Years

Greta McKenzie, SGC Admin and the SGC Team

SGC Admin… Hello and thank you … :)

Hi Everyone… 🙋‍♀️😎

We have been on our annual winter get away since the end of January and will be heading back home the beginning of March… Hubby likes to go south at this time of the year for a few reasons… He absolutely hates the winter, not so much because of the snow, cold and blowing wind, but also because of the salt that covers our roads, which then gets on our cars, ruins our sidewalks and roadways and of course our environment and water ways… 😦

He also likes to “drag” me away to celebrate a couple of anniversaries for us… We met in the month of February (38 years ago now) and we got married in January 5 years later… we didn’t have a traditional wedding, we “eloped” so to speak, so I never had the frills that go along with a wedding, (no dress, no flowers etc)… we couldn’t afford it and for years after wards I regretted it so much… not any more (I have got over it) 🙂 but Hubby still feels bad and so likes to add that into the reasons why we need to be somewhere warm and sunny… hahaha… (men, the boy in them never leaves… ) 😉 …

However, while we are away, working on SGC is a bit more challenging, and so I take this opportunity to apologize for my late postings… 😦 I also would like to say a big THANK YOU to you all for your continued support in following us and a warm welcome to all of you who are our new followers… We appreciate you all and hope you will continue along with our journey… Don’t forget to contact us with your questions and comments… 🙂 we love to hear from you … and if time permits check out our other site, (you can find the link on SGC to the right of the page) where you can find items to purchase… 🙂

Thanks again everyone… and we wish you all a truly fabulous day… 🙂

Greta McKenzie

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SGC Admin: Happy Mothers Day… May 2018

SGC Admin: It’s that time of year again folks… when we show our mom’s just how much they mean to us… Sadly the SGC crew no longer have a mom to celebrate with … but we do get to celebrate as mom’s 🙂 

So take time out to phone, email, text or see Mom…. take her out to dinner, or make dinner for her… go shopping, get a pedicure, go to the movies… do some gardening…what ever it is that makes your Mom smile… 🙂 

Have a wonderful 

SGC Admin checking in and saying hi… :) and a few extra words on Saturn Retrograde for 2018

SGC Admin: Hi Everyone… we would just like to say a big thank you to all of our new follower’s… we know that there are many, many websites out there dealing in such topics as we do, and we are humbled and grateful that you have chosen SGC… Welcome to the “SGC Family” 🙂 We encourage you to comment on our posts, start a conversation with other followers, and or send us your questions… 🙂

And Just in case any of you folks out there are having a bit of a challenging time with Saturn Retrograde this time around we hope the following can assist you … 🙂

Saturn Retrograde.… Feelings of sadness and tiredness are abundant at the moment… the energy feels heavy, forcing us to “plod along” rather than glide along..

Saturn is the planet of restriction, he is authority and “parent like” in the way he expects us to do what is “proper”…  Saturn is reminding us that in life, some things need to be attended to, even if one doesn’t feel like doing them…  We need to be responsable right now, its not play time, it’s work time… work on oneself, work on on going projects, work at work, work on looking for work, work on the domestic and family fronts etc…. And as daunting as this may seem, it’s not really all bad if we can look at this time as a sort of “time out”, as if our Parent(s) are guiding us towards steadiness in our lives… Once we are aware of this, we can organize our time in such way, so that we can indeed bring some fun and sun into our daily chores and routines, all we need do is set aside the time that is needed to do some work on what needs working on now.

As with any retrograde planet, the time is not for beginning new things, but rather it is a time when we may look at what we are accomplishing, where we are heading and how we are getting there… It’s a time to review our actions and thought patterns… and because Saturn is connected to our responsibilities, it is also a good time review our work and career directions… Are we doing the best we can? Are we happy in our work? Are we in the “right job”? Is our work going to bring us closer to our ultimate goals? Are we getting payed what we are worth?… All these thoughts may flit through our minds during this time, yet there is no rush to make changes or big decisions, because we have until the beginning of September before we have to take any action.

Our relationships may also be reviewed during this time… and while Saturn isn’t as interested in relationships as Venus may be, he does understand the importance of them, he respects them and the traditions they may represent. If someone isn’t being as respectful as one may like, or if one finds they aren’t being as respectful as they should be towards another person, this may be a good time to review said relationship.

We wish you a happy and productive Saturn retrograde time… the SGC team… 

Seeing Ourselves by Madisyn Taylor; DailyOm

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Seeing Ourselves
BY MADISYN TAYLOR
Many of us do not take the time to notice and acknowledge how beautiful we are as humans.Many of us do not take the time to notice and acknowledge how beautiful we are as humans. We may be great lovers of beauty, seeing it in the people, places, and things around us, while completely missing it in ourselves. Some of us feel that it is vain to consider our appearance too much, or we may find that when we look at ourselves, all we see are imperfections. Often we come to the mirror with expectations and preconceived notions about beauty that blind us from seeing ourselves clearly. As a result, we miss the beauty that is closest to us, the beauty we are. Sometimes we see our beauty in a shallow way, noticing how well we are conforming to social norms, but failing to see the deeper beauty that shines out from within and that will continue to shine regardless of how we measure up to society’s ideal.
If we can cut through all these obstacles and simply appreciate how beautiful we are, we free up so much energy. We also become less dependent upon the opinions and feedback of others since we become our own greatest admirers. Many of us know that after a great yoga practice or a long, deep meditation, we are more able to see how beautiful we are. This is because we have released some of our baggage, thus unburdening ourselves and summoning forth the spirit that dwells within us. It is the heady combination of the divine spirit and the human body that conveys beauty more accurately than anything else.To keep ourselves in touch with our own beauty, we can surround ourselves with images that reflect our beauty back to us–photos of a relative or child who has our eyes, images of teachers who embody spirit, or self-portraits that capture our essence in a way that allows us to see ourselves anew. The best way to keep ourselves in touch with our own beauty is to keep looking deeply into our own souls and opening our eyes to the human being we see in the mirror every day.

From our inbox to you from DailyOm on “Uniting in thought and action” a circle is more than just a circle… :)

SGC Admin: From our Inbox to you from DailyOm on “Uniting in thought and action”

July 20, 2016
Uniting in Thought and Action
The Power of the Circle by Madisyn Taylor

When we are in circle with others

the energy stays contained within the group giving back to all. 

There are many reasons for why a gathering of people in a circle is powerful. A circle is a shape that is found repeatedly throughout the natural world, and it is a symbol of perfection. We recreate this perfect shape when we join others to form a circle.

Being in a circle allows us experience each other as equals. Each person is the same distance apart from the next participant, and no one is seated higher than or stands apart from others in a circle. From tribal circles to the mythical round table of King Arthur, the circle has been the shape adopted by gatherings throughout history.The circle is acknowledged as an archetype of wholeness and integration, with the center of a circle universally understood to symbolize Spirit – the Source.

When a group of people come together in a circle, they are united. This unity becomes even more powerful when each person reaches out to touch a neighbor and clasps hands. This physical connection unites thought and action, mind and body, and spirit and form in a circle. Because a circle has no beginning and no end, the agreement to connect in a circle allows energy to circulate from one person to the next, rather than being dissipated into the environment.

Like a candle used to light another candle, the connection with spirit that results when one person joins hands with another is greater than if each person were to stand alone. People who take part in a circle find that their power increases exponentially while with the group. Like a drop of water rippling on the surface of a pond, the waves of energy produced in a circle radiate outward in circular motion.

While one person may act like a single beacon that emanates light, a circle of people is like a satellite dish that sends out energy. There is power in numbers, and when the commitment is made by many to face one another, clasp hands, and focus on one intention, their circle emanates ripples of energy that can change the world.

From out inbox to you from DailyOm on: “Visiting Sacred Sites“

Visiting Sacred Sites
The Spirit of a Place

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by Madisyn Taylor

 

Visiting a sacred site can be a useful tool to open something within you that has remained inaccessible.

From time immemorial, the hands of men and women have built sites guided by both the earth’s life force and benevolent beings of light. It is because of this guidance that the sites we deem sacred have long served as repositories of wisdom, energy, and illumination that can be accessed by all. The needs that inspire seekers to converge upon sites known to be sacred vary by individual. Some crave spiritual fulfillment above all else, while others hope to draw upon a site’s energy for the purpose of enlightenment, healing, or deep meditation, awareness and knowledge of information long gone.

Sacred sites can appear insignificant to those who close themselves off from the notion of a living earth. But sites can provide us with a link to a unified consciousness that involves the living and the dead, infinite cultures, the physical plane, and the spiritual world. When we look beyond well-known sites like Stonehenge, we discover energetically active sites such as the Iron Age fogou caves of Cornwall, England, or the pyramids of Meroe in the Sudan. Similarly, it is easy to imagine that hallowed places exist only in remote or exotic locales. Yet many of the most richly vital sites are easily accessible, and visiting these lesser-known sites can be a profoundly moving experience. One such site, Serpent Mound in Ohio, was thought to be created by the ancient Adena peoples nearly 1,000 years ago to align with the summer and winter solstices. Its precise purpose remains unclear, but many who visit the site conclude that it was meant to be a conduit through which cosmic en! ergy could flow into the earth.

The sacred sites that call to you from afar—capturing your imagination and resonating deep within your soul—will nearly always be those that can help you forge a deeper connection with the divine energy that sustains all life. During your pilgrimage, reaffirm your intention to accept whatever gifts are conveyed to you through the sites you visit. Your receptiveness will help you establish lasting relationships with these sites so that you can draw upon their peace and their power from wherever you are.