BROOKLYN, THE DANISH GIRL, THE WINTER’S SOLSTICE & CHRISTMAS MORNING

Last week, in Palm Springs, from where I am usually inspired to write, my mother and I saw the motion picture, “Brooklyn” – adapted from exquisite Colm Tóibín’s novel of the same name.

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GRACE, BEAUTY, LIGHT, AND LOVE. FEARLESS, DESIRE, HOME, IDENTITY, DEATH OF THE OLD SELF AND REBIRTH

Days later again, in Palm Springs, where I also love to see motion pictures, and where we witnessed the arrival of the Winter Solstice, we all saw, “The Danish Girl,” the true story of brave painter, Einar Wegener, who became the first transgendered woman, Lili Elbe, in the early part of the 20th Century.

GRACE, BEAUTY, LIGHT, AND LOVE. FEARLESS, DESIRE, HOME, IDENTITY, DEATH OF THE OLD SELF AND REBIRTH

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This morning, this Christmas Day, here in Danville ~ San Ramon, where we are celebrating the blessings of the holiday with our family, I think of these attributes ~ Each of the central characters willingly stepped into change, bravely letting go, embracing transformation, despite challenges circling their hemispheres and to choose to receive the gifts given to them by those who surrounded them with love and encouraged them to, yes, BE BRAVE and to BE BOLD.

To watch both films is to be nothing less than deeply moved and beautifully inspired to contemplate how we each can be bravely transformational ourselves. The theme of the Winter’s Solstice ~ the root holiday of what we know as Christmas.

I watched the sun rise last week, gleaming and glowing over the desert mountain range, I contemplated that which invigorates us, me, we – into choosing the live we each choose. Building our identities within the world around us. Being fearless to live as we are, in truth, justice, and the most authentic way.

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To embrace that CHANGE IS THE ONLY CONISISTENT IN LIFE. As we progress forward, to shed the old patterns, habits, clothes, objects, thoughts and beliefs, and for many, identities, that no longer serve us. To welcome the new SUN as it RISES, promising a new day, VIGOROUS, GLORIOUS, BOUNTIFUL!

This Christmas Morning, as I walked amidst the fallen golden leaves around the area where we are staying, I watched the sunrise over the hills of the East Bay, the foot of Mount Diablo, the rolling hills of emerald green and light, I understand more than ever, we must be FEARLESS IN LETTING GO ~ to fly, be free, to soar as we are like birds, branch to stamen, to blooming flower ~ to spread our love and light and beauty and gifts to all. At this holiday time, to share in the gifts of who we truly are with us, allowing our light to shine so others are inspired to do so as well.

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Together we hold hands as we celebrate the Winter Solstice, Give thanks for the Gifts we share with all our loved ones during Christmas and Shed the Past and Greet the New Year, Coming this way! Blessed Be and Be Beautiful! xoxo

Alicia Gargaro-Magaña is the author of Miss Fancy Pants

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Super Full Blood Moon! Full ReNew in Aries!

Tonight ~ Sunday, the 27th of September ~ the Universe will host a Super Full Blood Moon Eclipse!

Thank you, Universe, for allowing us to experience this spectacular event and for allowing us to be present for it ~ rare, energetic, magical ~

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This total lunar eclipse known as a Blood Moon for its fiery red glow ~ which last happened in 1982 and will not occur again until the year 2033~ is the final one in a succession of four lunar eclipses which happened over April of 2014 to today, Sunday, 27 September 2015. A Day of CHANGE, Blessed Be!!

Muggle news across the interwebs including NASA and in the UK – illustrates the scientific happenings ~ The moon is closest to the sun – becoming a Perigree Moon ~

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Goddesses, Witches, Druids, all of us consciously honoring Earth and Universe magic and reverence know it is a time to renew ~ let go, clean out, prepare, become stronger, brighter, fully-majestic in our spirits and in our hearts and in our lights. Sites such as Magical Recipes and the work of my friend, Goddess Joanne Ameya Cohen divine the moon celebrations and what they mean for the greater good ~

The full moon in ARIES is a CALL TO ACTION ~ It will be UP TO YOU on how you can MAKE THE MOST OF THIS MOON for your own spirit, your own desire to RENEW. To embrace change. Your commitment to LETTING GO OF PAST WOUNDS, and to COMMIT to letting go of those aspects of our personality and habits and reactions that don’t serve us, and to choosing to CONNECT TO OUR TRUTH. Deep, down, honest. Create a ritual, don red, burn red candles and feel the fire in your spirit connect to the whole CREATRIX ~ no matter what you believe or practice, you cast a spell when you speak, we speak words of wisdom, change, faith, belief and renewal today.

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As a spirit being of the Goddess and God, we must all be committed to the HIGHEST GOOD, and in so doing, we HONOR OUR SPIRIT that has been with us since our spirit’s inception. Before we came to this Earth, and through our next visit here if it is indeed Earth where we alight next ~ to our next destination. We are here to bring forth BLESSINGS OF CREATIVITY, to allow our GIFTS TO BLESS OTHERS. Our gifts are as simple as a hug for another person, or as large as a creation of art of some kind. OUR GIFT IS OUR TRUTH, OUR TRUTH IS OUR GIFT.

Most of all, LOVE YOUR TRUE SELF through this day. Give yourself the gift of cleansing. Of clearance all that clogs our spirits and minds. Many of us may feel fragmented, I know I have of recent. I close my eyes to connect to the MOON, the LIGHT, the BEAM FROM THE SOURCE TO MY HEART. I CONNECT WITH YOU ~ I connect with my family and friends, my future friends – we all know each other now, WE ARE ALL CONNECTED NOW, the past, present and future are all with us now. EMBRACE OUR UNITY and look into the eyes of that spirit passing by and say, “I LOVE YOU.” When you do, you reinforce love for yourself, making your light even stronger for all the world and universe to see.

WE ARE ALL ONE. Never, never forget. WE ARE ALL CONNECTED. Even if you think you aren’t, you are.

So JOIN HANDS and FEEL THE POWER OF THE SUPER FULL MOON. Know that YOU ARE LOVED. YOU ARE BRILLIANT. YOU CREATE YOUR FULL MAGIC TODAY. Most of all, know YOU ARE BLESSED.

Goddess and God ~ Creatrix Light Being Source Energy  ~ with your beauty manifested in me, I can grow forth to meet the world, to share in the greater, divine purpose, to not let past negativity become me, to clear my channels and illuminate the light within ~ that which I share with all of us together in the Universe ~ all  in Love ~ I stand before you under this Blessed Full Blood Moon, Shining Thorough The Eclipse ~ committing to bringing forth the magic within to With All  ~ So Shall It Be!

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~ HERE IS to the SUPER FULL BLOOD MOON – CELEBRATE YOUR CHOOSING CLARITY AND CHANGE and BLESSED BE!!  ~

Read more from Alicia Gargaro-Magana in her visionary romance novel, MISS FANCY PANTS ~