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November 2013

Healing Happens ~ An experiment with Qigong energy

A Game of Power


So I was laying quietly in bed this morning, listening to the wind howling through the trees and my husband calls up the stairs "Honey do you want to try a cool experiment?"  Now we're currently training our two huge hounds so I figured that it probably had something to do with that. 

You can imagine then that I was totally surprised  to find him in the liquor cabinet searching for brandy, especially given that it wasn't yet 9:00 am. I was definitely intrigued!

Jim's just started practicing Tai Chi again after an absence of 25 years so naturally he's quite intrigued by videos like the one that you'll soon watch that's been posted below.  I love working with with healing energies so this really didn't seem like a stretch. We put out the cheapest cognac that I had (because just in case I wasn't going to waste my precious stash of Calvados!) and poured an equal amount into three glasses. Then we followed the Master on the video. 

I was pleasantly surprised. When we were done it was completely obvious that there was a difference in the glasses. Both of our glasses were indeed sweeter and the third glass was very harsh. Then just for fun thinking that perhaps the warmth of our hands had done it we let the glasses get cold. There was still a noticeable difference. Then each of us took turns shutting our eyes while mixing up the glasses. We could still tell which glass had not been worked with. 

Try it for yourself. The implcations are quite astonishing if you think about them. Every Eastern culture has an energetic process for purification of food and water that involves an energetic transference between oneself and ones sustenence. Here in America we are constantly relying upon other processes to takecare of this for us. I'm not saying that we should give up the many advances that we've made, but what I am saying is that if we began to take some responsibility for these things alongside of the  processes that we've created, then perhaps we'll begin to reestablish  some very important connections to our source.

Our 20th century detachment from earth as the source of our lifeforce and our reliance on outward industrial processes has finally pushed us perilously close to the edge of the enviromental cliff.I believe that it's going to take a reemergence of personal accountablity on all of our parts to help us thrive, not simply survive into the next century. The energy spoken of here (not unlike the one truth found in all religions) is the same, it's just the process of using it that changes. Now take that one step further and wonder for yourself. What could be done if all of us put that same intention into everything that we did? What would life look like for not just ourselves but our children and our grandchildren?


Creating Magical Environments & Seasonal Celebrations ~ Please Join me on Monday Evening for a cozy "Fireside Chat"!


I have been so honored that many of you have been asking me to set up a chat session so that you can get some tips and tricks for setting your tables or planning  your Thanksgiving meal!   In response to those requests I've set up a virtual "Fireside Chat" so that we can do just that!

I'll be hosting it on Monday evening at 7:00 pm until 8:00 pm (ET)and if you'd like to participate please let me know by emailing me at  [email protected] and I'll send you all of the information that you'll need. If you're interested please respond as soon as you can because space is limited, but don't worry, if there is enough request I will quickly set up another one! There is absolutely no charge to participate!

Please know that I'm really looking forward to meeting you!

We'll have fun so bring a cup of your favorite tea , your softest blanket and all of your questions!

All the best,

Beth Schreibman Gehring

The Windesphere Witch


Caring for our Familiars : Share the Land!

Handling deer in the city


 Public Service Announcement ! Where I live we've got so many herds of white tailed deer and very small pieces of property.  This morning there was  a very large herd in my neighbors driveway including an enormous stag. This can pose a real problem for us urban dwellers if we're not prepared. If you're out walking your dogs they will generally alert you to their presence, but please don't think that you're safe from the stags because of the dogs. Because it is mating season they are not as shy as normal. Let your kids know that they are not friendly at this time of year. It's easy to assume incorrectly that they are comfortable because they are coming closer than usual. That's not true. They're coming closer because their hormones are driving them to find mates. I've seen a very large stag jump up from the brush where he was hiding and proceed to charge me and my very large dog.  It was quite scary!

I'm used to large herds because of all my years of living in the country but I guess that I want to make sure that all of us remember these 5 things~ 

1: Don't put out food for them right now as tempting as the mineral, grain filled salt blocks look. City yards are too small. You definitely want them to graze and move on. 

2: It's rutting (mating)  season- the stags are very agressive and can be dangerous. If you're out walking and you see one walk away because they will charge you. 

3: Undoubtably you'll come across what are known as bachelor herds ~ Stags of varying ages and size that travel together who have not found their herds. Walk Away!  

4: Watch the roads ~ we're not used to lot's of deer in the city and they spring out without warning. More often then not where there's one there's plenty more so be careful.

5: We've encroached upon their habitat. Let's share it wisely with them and we can all live well and happily together.