The Inspiring Blogger Award

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Thank you so much Lady A  (Witches of the Craft) for this nomination!  I’m delighted, humbled, and surprised all at the same time.  It’s such a warm feeling to be acknowledged by your peers, to be recognized for your work and efforts, and it makes lots of positive energy in the form of beautiful silver balls dance all over the universe! (At least it does for me)  🙂  I also want to thank you for the beautiful message you left with this nomination, and all the lovely things you said.  Your energy is amazing and contact with you is always magickal– it leaves me with a “warm and fuzzy” feeling for the rest of the day.

Here are the obligations that go along with accepting this award:

  • Display the award on your blog
  • Link back to the person who nominated you
  • State 7 things about yourself
  • Nominate 15 bloggers, link to them, and notify them about their nominations

7 Things About Myself:

1.  My favorite Tarot Deck:  Motherpeace Tarot

2.  I recently gave up caffeine and I’m trying to adjust to the sudden and unexpected drop in energy! However, I don’t mind the taste of de-caff coffee at all, and I really don’t miss the Buzz-Rush I used to get off it…not much anyway. 🙂

3.  I am basically lazy (yes, really, I am– one of the negative aspects of Libra), and I can ignore a sink full of dishes longer than anyone I know…yep, I can– click Here

4.  Toilet paper:  Over

5.  I love to eat out!! It is one of my most favorite things, and something that we rarely do. If you want to get on my good side (or even if you don’t have any ulterior motives)– feed me, and I will be your friend forever. (This seems to apply to cats as well).

6.  I love taking photographs & making videos.

7.  Favorite Color: Shades of Green

I nominate the following bloggers for the Inspiring Blogger Award…I’m going to be coming back and editing this post, as I’m going to take my time and find at least 10 blogs that genuinely touch me and inspire me.  There are so many eloquent and talented writers in the pagan community that spread their magick through the wonderful world of blogging.  You are all amazing, mystical, and enlightening, and you add so much to the positive energy rolling around in this Universe.  Blessed Be!

1.  Tania Marie’s Blog

2.  Ayslyn’s Corner

3.  Writings of a Pagan Witch

4.  Shauna Aura Knight

5.  The Magickal Pen

6.  Journeying to the Goddess

7.  Laura Bruno’s Blog

8.  Dog Brindle

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In my search for inspiring blogs, I am amazed at the wonderful blogs out there that have been abandoned!  One of the criteria for this list of blogs above is that it had to be an active blog and to have had a post made no later than November 2014.  I’m still searching, so I’ll go ahead and post this as is and edit later when I find more spectacular blogs!

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One Lovely Blog Award

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I would like to thank Tania Maria, of Tania Marie’s Blog, for nominating Magickal Connections for the “One Lovely Blog Award”.  It means so much coming from a Kindred Spirit, and such a creative and gifted individual.  (I love your blog, Tania, and I’m blown away by the tattoo art, which is so close to my heart– one of my daughters is a tattoo artist and I’m the happy recipient of her work.)  Your creativity and your wonderful pure spirit are an inspiration!

As stated below, you’ll find the rules for the recipients of “One Lovely Blog Award”:

Rules for One Lovely Blog Award:

1.  Thank the person who nominated you for the award.
2.  Add the One Lovely Blog logo to your post.
3.  Share 7 facts or things about yourself.
4. Nominate 15 or so bloggers you admire and inform the nominees by commenting on their blog.

Seven facts about myself, or Stuff-You-Might-Not-Know:

1.  I was an avid horsewoman in my teens and 20s, owning 3 or 4 head of horses at one time, and riding everyday.

2.  I don’t do carnival rides.  I suffer from Positional Vertigo, and I would become violently sick from the motion.

3.  I have a birthmark on the back of my right thigh (I actually forget it’s there– I don’t see it!)

4.  I eat chocolate for breakfast.

5.  I never sleep all the way through the night– falling asleep in the first place is very difficult.  I’ve learned not to fight it– this is an excellent time for me to Write!!

6.  I have never smoked a cigarette, and I don’t know what pot smells like.  (I lead a very sheltered life.) 🙂

7.  In the order of preference: 1) chocolate ice cream; 2) chocolate pudding; 3) chocolate candy bars

My nominees for One Lovely Blog Award:

I nominate you for your creativity; for your art; your photographs; your writing style; and your beautiful spirits…I understand if you don’t have the time or inclination to accept this award, but know that you are deserving of it in every way, and your blogs shine bright!!

Anne Turrell

The Witch Of Forest Grove

Chrysalis Woman

The AstroHerbalist – Lisa Allen, MH

Blessed Be Garden

Musings Of A Kitchen Witch

A Witchy Life

Another Witches Blog

Eight Ladies Writing

The Witch Of Lafayette

Sable Aradia, Priestess & Witch

My Moonlit PatWh…..

Witches Of The Craft

This Pagan House

Edit:  It’s truly an inspiration to visit some of the blogs that have made it onto my list of “Blogs to Follow”– I wish I had the time to nominate more, and I wish I had the time to read more of the wonderful blogs out there.  The internet and the modern world of blogging has opened up amazing avenues for gifted and talented writers, artists, and activists, to present their work to us.

I noticed that a couple of the blogs I nominated have either been deleted or appear to be abandoned…someday, when and if I get the time, I’ll have to go through my list of blogs-I’m-following and update the list.  (But don’t expect this to happen for a very long time.)  Also, there are so many blogs I’m thinking of now that are amazing and inspirational, and I wish I could include a hundred on here.  Keep writing, keep inspiring, keep creating!!!

Most Influential Blogger Award

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I’d like to thank Tania Marie, of Tania Marie’s Blog, for nominating me for this blog award.  It’s extra special when someone so steeped in mystical insight, such as Tania,  touches you with a connection.  Thank you so much, sweet Lady, not only for the nomination, but for passing your magick and energy onto me.

I’m passing the nomination on to 10 bloggers who stand in the trenches– writing, teaching, inspiring, and entertaining us:

1. Goddess Connection

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3. The Herby Hippie Haven

4. The Sea Witch

5. Blessed Be Garden

6. Musings Of A Kitchen Witch

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8. The AstroHerbalist – Lisa Allen, MH

9. This Pagan House

10. The Witch Of Howling Creek

I’m including in this post a video of one of my favorite songs:


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Most Influential Blogger Award Rules

The rules I received and pass down are as follows:

1. Display the Award on your Blog

2. Announce your win with a blog post, thanking the blogger who awarded you. This award may NOT be included together with a “basket” or a “lump” of any other awards. It is special.

3. Present 10 deserving Bloggers with the Award.

4. Link your awardees in the post and let them know with a comment.

5. Include an embedded video of your current favorite song (You Tube has everything). Just copy & paste into your WordPress Editor. If a video is not possible, please embed a Sound CloudTrac.

 

Witchy Blog Award

 

I’d like to thank Ayslyn’s Corner & The Purple Broom for nominating me for “The Witchy Blog Award”.  I’m honored to be added to the list of bloggers who strive to educate the public and expose them to Pagan religions and nature-based spiritual paths.

Thank you, Ayslyn, for your own efforts in educating the public about Pagan spirituality.  You’re so right, the world needs to learn that these nature-based natural god/goddess oriented religions are not harmful or scary or evil– they are beautiful, inspiring, and uplifting spiritual paths that add loving energy to the world.

Bright Blessings,
Amythyst