Buds … Blossoms … Blooms
Propagating Personal, Metaphysical,
And Spiritual Growth
Author: Noreen Jameson
Artist: Noreen Jameson
“Buds … Blossoms … Blooms”” is the sixth book in this series of books by Noreen Jameson. Noreen is a metaphysician, healer, and Druid – her books deal with empowering ourselves, and becoming authentic people. I cannot recommend them highly enough! The first three books in this series (“Petals of the R.O.S.E.”, “Wells of Wisdom”, and “Whispers … I know …”) were meant to act as the “roots” of an all-encompassing Tree. Her fourth book, “Lifescapes”, was meant to act as the trunk of the Tree. Her fifth book, “Branching Out”, is an expansion of previous information, along with new “buds” of information being presented. What we are seeing here is the highly esoteric (IMHO) being brought down to an everyday understanding.
One of the biggest messages that this book carries is that we are all children of the same universe, and no matter how you want to say it, it is time to love one another. Jameson notes that the material in this book offers the reader the opportunity to move beyond personal stagnation, to “grab the light”, and bloom with expanded knowledge. That is what this series is all about – sharing wisdom, sharing knowledge. Then it is up to the reader to “take what they will, and leave the rest behind”.
A huge, huge bonus is the material that begins this book – Jameson’s thoughts on energy healing – including what each hand position effectively treats. This is healing work that anyone can do, as it comes from spirit, not from within ourselves. We are only the channel for the healing.
Worry Beads (or, as some people prefer to call them, prayer beads) is another tool that anyone can use to relieve stress and anxiety. The history behind them is quite interesting! It is also fascinating to see how this practice is included in many of the world’s religions, as well as with both Reiki and the Runes. There is also a Tree of Life Rosary practice. Other prayer bead practices include Ethiopian Orthodox Mequtaria, Orthodox Rosary (which was adopted by the Catholic Church), the Eastern Christian Chotki Rosary, Anglican and Episcopal Prayer Beads, the Lutheran Rosary, the Wiccan Rosary, and Pagan Prayer Bead Mantras. The same concept, carried out in many different ways.
There is a very good section on the history of Sacrifice Beads, and the Little Way. This is something that I had never heard of. The practice began with St.Therese of Lisieux, who as a small girl was given a set of beads by her older sister. The beads were to be used as a way of counting the things she offered up for God. This became part of her “Little Way”, an expression that she used to describe her manner of living a spiritual life, and her quest for sanctity.
Another version is the Strands of Pebbles™ Universal Prayer Beads ™. These are Jameson’s personal, Divinely Inspired, name for Multi-Faith, Inter-Denominational, Ecumenical Prayer Beads of her own design. The design of these beads is given through her Angels and Guides, especially the number of beads included, and the materials used (all of which are earth oriented).
Jameson presents a section on blessing water, and on the use of Blue Solar Water, or water charged by the Sun. Water is a precious resource, and, IMHO, it is out mandate to respect it, and use It wisely. Also addressed is using water as an energy cleansing tool. Carried to another level, we learn about Holy Water, which is water used to purify people and places, and which is not restricted to the Christian Church.
As I noted earlier, Jameson is a practicing Druid. In this book, she has included a section on an introduction to Druidry. In her words:
“The work of the Druids is the work of re-making the connections between our everyday lives and the wonder and Magick of the inner worlds. We current day Druids and Wiccans are trying to again open the gates of the Soul, where everything we still remember resides. To once again use the Power of the Self: intellect, intuition, instinct and emotions to seek the good of ALL people which are health, wealth, wisdom, Love and personal power.”
Ritual and magick have their own section. Ritual here is defined as a combination of proper speech, proper gesture, proper thought, and the knowledge of the meanings and powers of natural things, times and seasons.
Meditation is also covered, with a very good “how to” section that can be used by anyone, from any persuasion. Chakra toning is also presented … the specific vibrational tones associated with each of the chakras. It is through these tones that we bring ourselves back into balance and heal.
Along another “how to” line are instructions for making incense, candles, and essential oils.
As you can see, this book is cram backed with a TON of information, all of it usable! A significant resource for anyone wishing to learn and grow.
“Buds … Blossoms … Blooms” can be purchased here – http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/mavennoreen.
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