Hosting guest bloggers for 2015 spirit & wellness event

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I’ll be straight-forward with you.

I am looking to feature you right here on my blog during a week-long linky party in January. Fantabulous features that inform, inspire and celebrate the victories of being pro-holistic or pro-spiritual.

This is your chance to share your wisdom and personal stories with the community. The theme for posts should surround topics dealing with MAGIC + MYTH.

Magic helped me to discover

My first encounter with myth was

Write about how you used magic + myth to conquer a fear

Tell us how you feel about your legendary spirit animal

Guest Blogger goodies

Exposure to about 7,000 (7,112 is the exact number as of today) souls via Facebook including friends, Twitter, Tumblr, and blog/newsletter Subscribers.

Author byline and photo will be added to your post. Along with links to your social media sites. Don’t forget these!

Interested?

Submission guidelines and rules

  1. All submissions must relate to the theme of using, strengthening or understanding MAGIC + MYTH (personal stories are sexy!)
  2. Your submission must be your own original work. I will not accept work that has been published elsewhere, including your personal blog because that is sideswiping your creative muse…which isn’t very nice!

Guest posts may be written as an article or created through a vlog style

  • Article submissions should be no longer than 1,000 words & emailed to me as text or google doc
  • Video submissions should be no longer than 8 minutes & uploaded to YouTube

Submissions not accepted after 12/13/13

YOU MUST REGISTER FOR THE PARTY TO SUBMIT YOUR GUEST POST

click me to register

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Get excited for the party
To spread the word about your feature, use #spiritwellnessparty when you talk about the link up!

A spirit wellness party thank you

Unbelievable success poured out into the cyber-spheres last week and I have you to thank.

My 2014 Spirit & Wellness Link Party was a great way to bring in the new year and so many connections happened. Here is an overview of our success:

8 guest bloggers 

24 prizes 

31 featured members throughout the week 

On average there were 300 hits per day during the event 

Over 6,100 giveaway entries

Most liked guest post: Dawna Kreis for “The Spoils of ‘Growing Up’”

Most commented guest post: Diane Floerchinger for “Uncovering My Intuition”

All giveaway winners have been sent emails and have until the FULL MOON, January 15, 2014 to reply confirming their prize. Directions on how to claim the giveaway is in the email.

Lets celebrate with 15% off on my entire store – Visit my Facebook Page “shop” for discount code

 

The Spoils of “Growing Up”

By Dawna Kreis

Once upon a time, in the not too distant past, there was a little girl. She was a wild, intuitive spirit filled with imagination. The light of her Divine Self shined so brightly.

She lived in a world of enchantment. A world where humans and animals co-existed in peace and even intermingled with one another. Both – humans and animals – were known as intelligent creatures, sharing their lives and conversing with one another. Why, it was not even unheard of for even the most wild of the animal kingdom – the fierce Bengal Tiger, for instance – to choose a human with which to “pal around” and protect.

She sang and danced her way through life. Every day an adventure. Time never an issue. Every moment came and went without fanfare. No one was more important than the other. Each was equally special. Each filled with infinite possibility and magic.

The same could be said about lifetimes. No one had a beginning, nor did it have an end. All melding together in one long string of existence which she could easily recall and would eagerly share details of such with her mother.

Time marched on, though, as it always seems to do. Criticism and perfection as well as secrecy – things which were not inherent to her spirit -began to overshadow her existence.

“These are not things which we do or speak of in front of others. They just don’t understand. It makes them uncomfortable.”

This partnered with family disputes and relocation, resulted in her being torn away from her world of enchantment, from the people and animal friends she so loved. The only adults she was left to depend upon were those who considered children to be “unacceptable”, believing children ought to be “seen and not heard”. Within this environment, it was necessary for her to grow up, tossing aside “childish things” prematurely. A “little adult”, she closed herself off from the outside world, her Self, and her intuition all in an effort to find acceptance and security. 

Her once bright light had been diminished.

It was not until many, many years later – through synchronicity, divine guidance, call it what you will – that she began to remember; that she began to mourn and long for what she had given up in order to feel safe and secure. It was then that she… that I… embarked upon a quest to rediscover that enchanted world once left behind.

Through processes of outer and  inner exploration, I have found my way to the head of the trail which will lead me back. Since my departure, however, the trail has become overgrown with doubt and “reason”. Like thorny vines, they grow thick obscuring the path, strangling the lush vegetation that once lined it. The direction I must travel to reach “home” no longer clear.

Intuition tells me, though… This year (2014) is the year I will find my way back, and once I do, then I can set my mind to repairing the damage that was done to the space and ME, all in my effort to “grow up”.

More about today’s featured guest

blogphotoAs a Spiritual and Life Path mentor, it is Dawna’s Purpose (and honor) to act as a companion and guide to others as they blaze a unique trail that spans the breadth of their own individual Journey.

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