Memorial Day Weekend 2016

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Days that honor those that have journeyed onward to where we cannot travel are days I pay homage. This Memorial Day Weekend, while my mind was far away, I still opened my booth and chose to light the Nepali Butter Cupper Lamp to aid those souls that felt lost or forgotten.

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I added Moroccan Rose petals for love; Lavender buds for peace; and Sage for protection for them on their journey. I was very thankful for those that stopped by as they were respectful of the flame that was lit and even inquired as to why I had lit it.

Remembering those souls that have passed does not have to be a sad experience but can be one of joy as that is what they brought to your life….I was a Vietnamese Linguist and Military Analyst during my time in uniform…and this has given me stories to tell..of even those that had passed before I was born for a portion of career my job was to try to find those that had yet to be returned home…for this I was grateful as they all deserve to be remembered and live again among us in our stories and memories.

Today…in my home, I lit a flame within a circle of friends..to act as a beacon for those whose stories are being told as the power of memory and spirit can truly help many..whether they are here with us or have moved beyond our perception.

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Gather around…create new memories and share the old stories of those who have gone so they may be with us once again.


Blessings and Love to you all from a proud Veteran, Liza M. Owner of The Wandering Path.

Friday…the 13th…Doctor Who-Impact of Words

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Each year, I re-publish this…but this year I thought I’d update the blog entry points too. If you’ve ever watched Doctor Who, these words are used and seem so much more powerful than “Good Job”; “You’re so smart” ; “Cool” and perhaps it is because over the years, being smart wasn’t necessarily seen as a good thing; doing a good job you expect to hear but doesn’t really impact you; and saying something is “Cool” doesn’t really get someone to look anymore.

Try telling someone they were “Clever” or “Brilliant” and that thing you were seeing/experiencing/they were doing was “Fantastic!” You can even try to do your best British accent if you wish.

They may think you’re bit of a “nutter” but it’ll make you smile still the same.

Today, Friday the 13th, seemed an appropriate day to re-publish and should be a fun day of timey-whimey adventures and make of it what you will. The world is Fantastic, Brilliant, Incredible, Amazing, Clever, Magickal and more. Embrace the exploitative attitude of The Doctor and go forth…wander…search…find…smile…and of course remember to know how to “run” (hehe). 

Find something Fantastic today and see who in your life is ever so Clever and absolutely Brilliant!


BB from the “tad geeky/scif-fi freaky” Owner of The Wandering Path.

Happy Mother’s Day!

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Good morning early risers, it’s Liza, the Owner of The Wandering Path.

Today is Mother’s Day. Mom’s have one of the hardest jobs in the world and they come in many forms.

A mom doesn’t have to be blood, but can be someone who has been there for you like a “mom”; say thanks to those that care for you when you are sick, boost you up when you feel down; chide you when you are wrong; and accept you for who you are…even when things you say may be hurtful.

I know my Mom has occasional “mom guilt” over how I and my siblings grew up and the hardships we went through. I tell her to not be that way, as without those trials I would not be who I am and seeing her work hard, leave when others would have stayed, and do what she could to make…

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Lily’s Choice Reading

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Good Afternoon all, it’s Liza the Owner of The Wandering Path. Last night was one of those “struggle to sleep” nights…and so the day started much later with so many things again to accomplish. For over a week I’ve had extra energy; been desiring to bring in more pagan focused items (i.e. altar tables, chalices, etc..) things that normally I try to balance out with other spiritual paths as I like the store to feel open for all to enter not just those of one spiritual/cultural exploration or another.

I admit I’ve been extra worried as the outside job search has still not panned out to anything but here I am spending money to bring in stock. Well, with the late hour start…while trying to drink my coffee and decide where to start on the “to do” list…one of my felines decided to jump on a oracle deck I had and spew them about. She never does this so…I decided to take a look…perhaps since I have not been able to do my normal focusing, centering, meditating; inquiring….she is trying to tell me something.

After completing the look at the cards she placed face up…she may be onto something. Hopefully this means that even though I am a bit pensive about the monetary store purchases this is a good thing and I need to see where this approach takes me which could be what I needed to do … which could also mean why the outside job search has not panned out…because things are going to pick up.

I also need to get on task of updating the website with a kind of BOS/Research section…or a knowledge base of things I advise in person for those that do not have a chance to visit…which is something I have been trying to figure out what to say; what to name (Drui Keep; The Keep; ZCDWW…putting Zen Celtic Druid Witchy Ways on a page name is too long lol)…in other words still TBD on how I want to organize and have it look.

–Blessings to you all & here is to hoping that I find a guide light in the fog that currently surrounds. Liza M; Owner, The Wandering Path LLC.

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Wonderfully Numb (Body wise)

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Good Afternoon all, it’s Liza the Owner of The Wandering Path. I apologize for the lack of blog postings but rather than post things negative or down-trodden I wait until I have something I want to share with you that is helpful, hopeful, or just a bit of fun educational. The past six months I’ve been battling on/off a re-occurring sinusitis coupled with other physical ailments including massive insomnia that just aggravate my normal pain tolerance levels.

Last night…rather than just putting my “Sandman I’m ready” blend just on my face to make me sleepy…I decided the forearms, feet, and shins were all aching a bit too much and I wasn’t about to get up again and go look for the other blends I usually use on those (Help my Sore body – forearms; Help my Achy Feet for…you guessed it…the feet).

Well…hmm…I actually slept much longer than I have been in some time (3 am went right on by without needing to announce itself to me). I got up at a decent hour but was very comfortably “numb”. For those that live with chronic pain…this is an incredibly blessed experience to have….although…I admit, driving to the store I was more “hmm…that’s nice” mode than “pay attention to the tourists why don’t you!” So safe to say I did the bare minimum so I could come home. It is now mid-afternoon and so far the only things that have started to “pang” is the face (stupid allergies acting up…need to take another Wellness) and my feet have begun to complain a bit…but the rest (back, legs, arms, etc…) are all still wonderfully numb.

For the first time in months I was able to eat a meal without swearing…if you’ve had bad sinusitis you know what I’m talking about as your teeth and muscles in your face really complain when you try to move them. I thought I’d share this new bit of “that’s interesting..hmm…” option of something I had made up to help me combat my insomnia that apparently if you put on all over….may actually help beyond just resting …. First thoughts are I am breathing so much of the relaxing the body& brain (make that melatonin) that I’ve kinda given myself an aromatherapy mega relaxant…ha! Here’s to hoping I can continue to at least enjoy a few more hours of feeling perhaps like I did decades ago.

–Blessings to you all & here is to hoping that when I read this later it is a cohesive thought process and not a “oi….yep, even the brain was super relaxed”. Liza M; Owner, The Wandering Path LLC.

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Rose, Honeysuckle, Gardenia Uses

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