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Julie graduated from Creighton University with a major in dance and Theology and taught for several years at an inner-city school in Milwaukee. With a desire to expand her knowledge of the arts and spirituality, she attended St. John’s University in Collegeville and completed a Masters in Theology and Liturgical Studies. Over the years, her quest to merge diverse religious beliefs and practices through the commonalities of love and peaceful living, led her to travel, live, and study with shaman practitioners, herbal healers, Native American medicine women, Buddhist priests and other earth-based spiritual teachers. Through these experiences and experiences with global metaphysical teachings, she learned to honor the eternal source of love in all people.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Kin Alchemy

Ever wonder what happens to certain traditions and why they change? I often ponder the meaning behind actions. For those of you who grew up reading Erma Bombeck, you might remember the story of the woman who always cut off the end of a ham because her grandmother and her mother had done it. When said woman asked her grandmother why, the reply was that her pan had not been big enough.

From the time I was born my grandparents gave me silver dollars for All special occasions, i.e., birthday, Christmas, Easter. For a long time my mother saved these for me but when times were hard she was forced to use them to buy shoes and other childhood necessities. I remember the first time the coin tradition changed--1970. I received a crisp fiat bill in my card. From that time forward it was never quite the same opening those cards from my grandmas and grandpas. In my kid eyes and heart that shiny silver coin meant more than the new paper dollar.

Anyone who works metaphysics and understands alchemy understands the significance of the change. The message of abundance, prosperity, and good fortune had energetically shifted when the coin was replaced with paper. Over the years, this had bothered me. One day, I finally took all the treasury notes and saved dollars and bought silver bullion to replace them. I believe the energetic in this metal is what my grandparents and great parents really wanted for me. Since I want my ancestors, my forebears' wisdom as part of my life, I keep these few transition coins close so I can see and touch them. These coins hold the legacy of abundance, prosperity, and good fortune.


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