Thursday, April 28, 2011

Taking a Break!

Closed Lids will be on vacation until after June. I'll be occasionally posting and will resume active blogging in mid June.

In the meantime read the archives:
2010

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Friday, April 22, 2011

Earth Day, Everyday

Happy Earth Day! Celebrate our home planet not just on one designated day, but everyday and every season!

Photo Credit: L.Marie
Photo Credit: L.Marie
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~ L.

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Monday, April 18, 2011

Mix It Up Monday- Hiatus Until Summer

Mix up Monday will be on hiatus until summer season. In the meantime, you can browse the archives and check out past posts. 


This segment continues to be a success because of you the readers and guest bloggers.  Let us keep this momentum going; submit your work! With your submitted work, Mix up Monday can return soon. 

Are you new to the blog? Check out past posts by guest bloggers:


Amber Realeza

Andi K
Chrono Khalid

Crunchy Betty
Demeriese
Djehuty Ma'at Ra
Flying Catterpillar
G.C
Heavenzsun
Herbanliving
Jesus M. Maldonado
Kalisa
Kamadeva

Lindsay
L.Marie

Mamo + Parker
MofThesea
Mr. Transcend

Oshum
PlantFolk
Practically Intuitive
Ricardo
S.L.C
Shaman Sun
Sutekh
Tres

Write Curl


If you have any poems, stories, recipes, photos, or music that you would like to submit for Mix It Up Mondays, please do not hesitate to either send an email (lmarie@closedlids.com) or fill out the submission form

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Closed Lids Bookshelf: New Age

Last month you caught a glimpse of the Closed Lids Library collection of spirituality books. This month you will catch a glimpse of the new age books on the Closed Lids Bookshelf. 

Each month I will showcase books on my shelf in order to give you an idea of what I am reading and where I am gaining my knowledge. The following list contains my 17 books that deal with the new age genre and a few other miscellaneous topics: 


1. Secret Teaching of Ages, Manly P. Hall
2. The Pictorial Key to Tarot, Arthur Edward Waite
3. Behold a Pale Horse, William Cooper
4. Crystal, Gem, Metal Magic, Scott Cunnigham
5. Auras, Edgar Cayce
6. Mysteries and Magic, John and Anne Spencer
8. Chakras for Beginners, David Pond
9. Divination for Beginners, Scott Cunnigham
10. Mysteries, Colin Wilson
11. Basic Psychic Development, John Friedlander, Gloria Hemsher
12. Discovering Past Lives, Gloria Chadwick
13. Dreamland, Phil Patton
14. The Only Astrology Book You'll Ever Need, Joanna Martine Woolfolk
15. Angel Guidance Board, Doreen Virtue
16. The Crystal Deck, Amanda Samson

Enjoy! Next month I will list my business books.




February- Dream books
March- Spirituality books
April
- New Age books
May
- Business books
June- Wellness books
July- History




Dream Sweet! ~ L.


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Monday, April 11, 2011

Mix It Up Monday: Herban Living- Forgiveness

This week on Mix It Up Monday is a video about using forgiveness to heal the heart by Herban Living. If you would like to see more by Herban Living, you can reach her on her webpage, YouTube, or Facebook, where you can find articles and services on wellness.




By: Herban Living.

If you have any poems, stories, recipes, photos, or music that you would like to submit for Mix It Up Mondays, please do not hesitate to contact me. Interested? Submit your idea or Email-lmarie@closedlids.com

Friday, April 8, 2011

Review + Giveaway: The Comfort Cross

Time for another Closed Lids giveaway! This giveaway is guaranteed to give you comfort in times of need. With a possible government shutdown, recession, natural disasters, high unemployment rates, not to mention the daily stresses in life, it is no surprise that many crave comfort and security. 

In the past, the giveaways on this blog were dream dictionaries. When it came time for me to choose the next giveaway I was a bit apprehensive. I was unsure how the readers of this blog would respond, but I realized that one staple of Closed Lids, is the ability to keep an open mind. 

My Experience

Thursday March 31, I received My Comfort Cross in the mail. My task was simple, carry the cross around for a week, discuss my experience, and host a giveaway. Though my task was simple, my experience was a bit more complex. 

I was raised Roman Catholic, but do not practice any faith, religion, or doctrine. I was unsure how holding a cross would be beneficial to my life. Yet, when I opened my package in the mail, I was excited. I received a beautiful wood cross, a velvet case, and a small note card with the following verse: When I am afraid. I will trust in you. PSALM 56:3.

The bible verse that was on that card was appropriate and fitting for my current life situation. I decided to use the cross as I would use a crystal during meditation. When I reflected prior to bed I held the cross and just kept still. Other times, I carried the cross around in my purse or pocket. Towards the end of the week, I ended up a few times falling asleep with the cross in my hand. Last night I had a dream that I was talking with a woman about my comfort cross and how it seemed like all my worries and pain were absorbed by the cross.

Overall, I felt great comfort from the cross. I didn't feel stressed and I felt like I had an outlet for anxiety. I didn't carry the cross around as a religious object, but just as something I can use to release frustrations. I will still keep the cross near by and use it in the same manner as I have in the past week.

What is the Comfort Cross?

"The Comfort Cross is made from genuine olive wood in Bethlehem, the Holy Land.  Designed specifically to fit within the contours of your hand they are perfect to hold during prayer or meditation" - The Comfort Cross

How can You Get a Comfort Cross? 


GIVEAWAY!! 

Two lucky readers* will win The Comfort Cross!!

The Details

The winner* must live in the United States. 

Post your comment by 11:59 EST Thursday April 14th. 

I will pick the winner by random selection and notify by email. Check back on April 14th to see if you are a winner!

To be entered to win, you must answer the question. 

The Question

Leave a comment at the end of the post. Answer the question: What gives you comfort?

Bonus: Want to increase your chances?

Twitter:  Tweet a link to this blog post and come back to let me know in a separate comment.

Facebook: Facebook a link to this blog post and come back to let me know in a separate comment.


Blog:  Write about the Comfort Cross Giveaway on your blog and link back to this blog post. Come back to let me know in a separate comment


Good Luck :) 
L.


On any given day, you can find L.Marie on her website, www.closedlids.com, her blog, www.lmariedreams.blogspot.com, or on twitter, www.twitter.com/closedlids. Join the conversation and interact.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

9 Ways to Sustain our Planet

Earth Day is falls on Friday April 22nd this year and you can help sustain our planet in nine easy ways:
 

1. Buy locally produced goods to reduce fuel used for transport
2. Buy organically grown produce to reduce toxic chemical use
3. Plant a tree
4. Use your car less and walk or ride a bike more to reduce your carbon footprint
5. Buy more products made from recycled material
6. Use compact fluorescent light bulbs
7. Reuse items and reduce trash
8. Recycle trash
9. Use reusable shopping bags

This list was found in the April Wild by Nature Market newsletter.

Can you add on to this list? What easy ways have you helped sustain our planet?

Monday, April 4, 2011

Mix It Up Monday: Andi K.- Are You High?!

This week on Mix It Up Monday is a video about happiness by Andi K . If you would like to see more by Andi K, you can reach her on her webpage, YouTube, or Facebook, where you can find articles and services on life coaching, counseling, and transformation.




By: Andi K.

If you have any poems, stories, recipes, photos, or music that you would like to submit for Mix It Up Mondays, please do not hesitate to contact me. Interested? Submit your idea or Email-lmarie@closedlids.com

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Dream of the Day: Nightmares


Photo Credit: Lisa-Marie
I am 25 years of age and can only recall five times in my life I woke up in the middle of the night from a nightmare. I rarely have unpleasant dreams; the majority of my dreams are pleasant and filled with wonderful imagery. When I do have an unpleasant dream, it is always involving an animal(will discuss animals in another post). Last night was the fifth time I had a dream involving an animal, which caused me to wake up in the middle of the night. It wasn't a horrible dream, but it startled me enough for me to wake up and brush off my shoulders. 

What is a nightmare? 

By  definition, a nightmare is a dream that causes an intense emotion, often frightening and negative. Scientists separate nightmares into two categories: REM anxiety dream and night terrors. A REM anxiety dream is when the intense emotions are felt during REM activity. When an individual experiences the intense emotions caused by the imagery of the dream, they often remember the dream when they wake up. A night terror often occurs during the first few hours of sleep and dreamers do not recall the imagery. The dreamer only experiences the physical sensations; heavy breathing, sweating, disorientation. 

A reoccurring theme in individual’s nightmares is the desire to run from something, having a feeling of being stuck, or experiencing fear.  When a person wakes up, they are relieved to find out that they experienced a nightmare, not a real life situation.

Why a nightmare?

A nightmare can just be a fear projecting itself into your dream or it can be a warning. Nightmares can be caused by:
  • Sleep position
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Eating before sleep
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Illness
  • Arguments
  • Life Situations
What to do after a nightmare?

After waking up from a nightmare try to confront the issue head on. Take a few deep breathes and relax. Review the dream and try to understand the symbolism and the reason behind having the intense emotions.  If the nightmare is reoccurring, practicing defeating the imagery can help. Try to imagine several alternative methods that can be taken within the dream to defeat the 'nightmare'.

Because I rarely have nightmares and my dreams often hold messages, I reviewed my dream from last night and tried to make sense of it. It is not something I am going to stress over because it is not a common occurrence for me and it does not worry me, but for some, nightmares are dreaded and cause confusion. 

When was your last nightmare? How did you overcome the fear?


***Lisa-Marie

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