I heard Magic by The Cars (I'm old...hush) and now can't get it out of my head. Also, Starman by David Bowie (in a commercial). No, the post isn't about old-ass songs. I just wanted to explain the headline :)
Here we are, already in the middle of June. What?!?! A friend and I were joking about tackling anyone who started humming Christmas tunes. Time is fleeting (Riff Raff was right) and even more so when you get old(er). Cherish every moment, and live your life!
Really, I just wanted to say hello. I've been MIA a few times, and 2018 has been extremely challenging and emotionally difficult for me. Life goes on, and you have to pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and do what is necessary to push through any adversity.
Keep an eye out for a new coupon code coming out very soon to celebrate Litha, the Summer Solstice, and is also my beloved mother's birthday. She recently passed, which is the primary reason for my absence(s). I appreciate the kindness, love and support given to me by many of you who knew. It means a lot!
A few blogs, or newsletters, ago I asked for some help with getting a forum up and running. Some people replied but then everything hit the fan, and I didn't think about it for a good while. Surely I can do this. I'm not that bad with technology, but something happened in my 50s - it's like a switch turned off, and things became a little more confusing. Oh you just wait! So, if anyone has the knowledge, and would like to help - please let me know. This shop is run on Weebly, btw.
Have a very joyful, and safe, summer!
I am not an enigma. I don't hide behind the name Autumn Dusk Spirits. I am a person, and if I know you, I'm sure I know you quite well. Those who join my spirit family are family to me.
Connect with me on Facebook
Connect with my Autumn Dusk Spirits Facebook
Connect with me on Instagram
Connect with me on Pinterest
There are other sites, but at present, those are the only where I am active. If you are part of my spirit family I would love you to join me.
In 2017 I turned 55. When I was around 50 I had an epiphany, of sorts, or I simply "grew up" and gained clarity. So much made sense. Finally! It was as if I couldn't believe things previously were so unclear. When they say "with age comes wisdom." It's no joke. So if you are under 50 - you have that to look forward to!
2017 was mierda - crap! Most people I know had a rough year in one way or another. All we can do is look forward. Decide how we want to chance. How we want our surroundings to chance. And how we are going to make it happen. There is no win or fail. We simply grow and evolve.
I have been more than AWOL on the site for a lot of 2017. Health issues, issues with family's health, pretty much everything you can think of slammed at me in 2017. The start of 2018 hasn't been worse (TYG) and therefore, I am grateful! There is so much to be thankful for - and I remind myself of all of the reasons daily. I laugh so I don't cry. I stay busy so I don't remain idle and think of all that could be worrying. I am determined to make 2018 better, regardless of outside influences.
There is so much joy all around us. Embrace it. Not just because of the negativity that strikes, but because of it. My to-read pile of books (no, I will never conform to a Kindle) is full of positivity and ways to better myself and encourage those I love.
Life is what you make it. <3
It's hard to believe that we have already reached August 2o17. To those much younger than me, appreciate time when it moves slowly. As you get older it speeds up rapidly!!
Quite a few things have kept me from doing as much with the site as I wanted and planned in the last year, but that doesn't mean they will not get done: they will!
Life has given me a few obstacles over the last few years, but - that's life. We learn from all of the difficulties we face, far more than the good stuff.
A very dear person, Billy, welcomed a succubus into his spirit family. He shared this video with me which I think is just beautiful! Never give up working on the connection with your spirit family, and your ability to sense spirit as a whole.
Thanks Billy for letting me share this.
What a blur life has been this year! I have been a bit absent, not by choice. There has been a lot going on personally, and I am either stuck with a lack of energy or time.
If asked I always suggest someone to surround themselves with their spirit family, seek their advice and take in their positive assistance. This is an area where I land in the "do as I say, not as I do" category. I tend to isolate myself (if I can!) and have always been stubborn wanting to take care of things myself and not burden others - even when they are almost begging to help. I really appreciate the kind words and support. We all go through times of difficulty, and that's simply part of life. But I did want to say thanks!
Here we are (already!) in the middle of July. Don't forget to use the coupon code BLESSED to save 15% on any purchase of $40 or more. The coupon expires on August 1.
I wish the absolute best for everyone. Enjoy the healing strength of the sun, and all that it brings.
Years ago it came to my attention that a seller on eBay was using the wording in my listings in their auctions. Sadly, they are still at it, under other names. And they are not alone. I don't scour the Internet looking for copycats but every now and then they pop up.
Please be aware of these sellers:
-- now known as http://www.ebay.com/user/hauntspot
http://www.ebay.com/usr/enchantedbypoppy (may be one of the above)
This site truly has been (and continues to be) a work in progress. I'm only slightly computer savvy so the learning curve has felt, at times, like a ridiculously gigantic roller-coaster. It's getting there though!
I am working on adding a forum, which will include sections on freebies and frequent giveaways. This entails learning how to incorporate forum, and all that goes with it, into the site, which, unfortunately, is not as easy as one would think - at least for me. I think, once it's up and running, it will be lots of fun and interactive for others, and will be of great value to me. It's a big help to know what others are looking for and some things I may be missing, etc. Feedback is always terrific!
Once the forum is active it will be listed on the navigation bar for easy access - so keep a look out for it. I'm determined to make it work! :)
Also in the works is a newsletter (perhaps monthly if I'm feeling ambitious) with some info and sneak peeks into what's coming around the corner. Again, a work in progress.
That's it for now. I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer.
Many blessings to all.
So, after several years and nearly 800 sales Etsy decided that they no longer wanted me to be part of their site - as well as many other metaphysical sellers. It's really a shame when people are not able to freely buy and sell what they believe in and practice their faith and/or spirituality with a feeling of security and without being shunned. It was disappointing for about a day. Life goes on - it evolves...we live, learn and grow. I'm so glad this site is available for everyone to visit and see all of my listings without the fear of the rug being yanked from underneath us again.
I will also keep my listings active on Bonanza - www.bonanza.com/autumndusk - but again, it's unknown if and when they will follow in the footsteps of eBay, Etsy and so many others.
Thank you for joining me here! Many blessings to you all!
Blurbs & Blabs from time to time...