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I am an Ordained Minister, a Shaman, a Reiki Master Teacher, an Aromatherapist, a Massage Therapist, an Herbalist in training, & a Crystal Healer in training! I am also a Writer! I am one of the Neo- Celí Dé (a form of Celtic christian mysticism based on original early Christianity, & certain Celtic philosophies, perspectives, & certain Druidic elements). I am also a proud member of Clan MacKay. NO PARTIES, JUST PATRIOTISM!

These are a few of my favorite things!;

  • The Harry Potter series! both the movies and the books by J.K. Rowling!
  • Twilight book saga, and movie series by Stephanie Meyer's!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Sacred Sexuality, Introduction Post;





The Line people draw (Religious or otherwise) between sexuality and spirituality; dividing them... is something that will always baffle me! Sex is something that is supposed to be beautiful and sacred and when we draw these lines, taking it into a separate place, away from spirit...then we diminish both Spirituality and Sexuality!





This post proceeds a series of posts I intend to Post on the topic of Sacred Sexuality at a later time. I intend to talk about Love, Relationships, Mythos, Religion, and Sexuality in many of its glorious and profane forms. We now can see from our global society what happens when you take Spirit out of Sex; it isn't good. So let's try Putting Spirit back in and see what happens. 














Set me as a seal upon your heart,
as a seal upon your arm;
for love is strong as death,
jealousy is cruel as the grave.
Its flashes are flashes of fire,
a most vehement flame.
Many waters cannot quench love,
neither can floods drown it.

Songs of Solomon (Song of Songs) 8:6

Taken From The Songs of Solomon;
“Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth,
for thy love is better than wine.
His fruit was sweet to my taste.
His left hand is under my head.
and his right hand doth embrace me.
Behold, thou art fair, my love.
Behold, thou art fair.
Thy lips are like a thread of scarlet,
Thine eyes are as doves behind the veil,
and comely is thy mouth.
Thy two breasts are like fawns feeding among the lilies.
Thy navel is like a round goblet, wherein no mingled wine is wanting.
Thy belly is like a heap of wheat, set about with lilies.
Let thy breasts be as clusters on the vine,
and thy mouth like the best wine.
Open to me my dove,
for my head is filled with the drops of the night.
Come my beloved.
Let us see the vine flourishes
and the tender grapes appear
and the pomegranates bud forth.”


I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine.
Songs of Solomon 6:3


1 Corinthians 13


13 If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking (Rude-wanting), it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 

Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues,they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when Wholeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childishness behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

                                              ~

Love, Sex, Sensuality, and yes even Religion are all part Spirituality; to take away any of these components leaves one's spirituality lacking, unless one has been called to holy chastity and most have not. 



(Holy Chastity is not an easy burden to bare. for those called to it...I suggest to you now that you may still have sexual needs and desires and there is nothing wrong that or with self-pleasuring even for the chaste ones!)

















So if you are a religious person...stop turning sex into something less than it is...Beautiful and Sacred...and a gift from The Divine unto us. 




Are you someone who feels ashamed because you have sexual feelings, thoughts, and desires? Well I am here to tell you, that you were Created a sexual being and you need to let go of all that shame, and fear, and anger, and envy, and confusion. 

Sexuality is a gift and a blessing. Celebrate that gift and enjoy it, in whatever way is for your best! 










While you are celebrating your sexuality, take a moment...take a few moments and remember to stop and thank the creator for giving us that great gift. Remember to LIVE EVERY DAY as if it were your last; and be thankful and meditate on what it all means. 



















Remember The Real Power 
               of Love! 

Go Forth and Love one another; as Christ Loved us, So to should we Love one another with Truth, Friendship, and Passion! 






Sunday, January 27, 2013

Early Book Spot-light & Cover Reveal; for Opposites a Novel by T.M. Smith


Book (early) Spot-light;

Here is The Cover; 



About the Book:

Opposites

Author T.M. Smith
Tentative release date; March of 2013
Genre: Adult Dystopian

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Calendar year 2081. Our planet has finally succumbed to Global Warming.

Dr. Anthony Smith, one of only a few thousand people to survive Global Warming Ignition, has come to the conclusion that the destruction of our planet and society had been due to Injudicious Breeding which lead (in his opinion) to over population, WAR, unnatural climate changes, lower intelligence, poor physical health, poverty, lust, and greed. Having isolated the Dionysus gene, he decided to start society anew by manipulating Human DNA to ensure all their offspring would be born Gay/Lesbian. Thus creating a society where Gay/Lesbian is the norm... to be straight labels you an Opposite and makes you an Outkast.

~ Nature Versus Nurture ~

Some 200 years later Dr. Smith’s descendants have maintained control of the Government that rules society. House Gaeland rules their lands, as well as the other 6 countries that survived GWI. Twins, Aiya and Aiyan, are next in line to rule alongside their soon to be wife and husband. There is, however, a growing anomaly; one that threatens to unravel over 200 years of progress. This anomaly known as Opposites.



Teaser Excerpt; 

Aiyan and Kaden, Opposites

"...Kaden pulled back and shot a warning glare at him “You should go.” He whispered, breathless “Goodnight Aiyan.” He grinned that crooked smile and planted a kiss on his neck, he whispered “Go where, here?” 
He moved up and nipped his ear lobe with his teeth “Or here” Kaden was beginning to slide down the wall as his legs turned to jelly.
Aiyan stood back laughing; his eyes glistened as he smiled “Goodnight Kaden, I love you.” Placing a quick peck on his lips he turned to go “And I you” Kaden closed the door behind him and sank to the floor, no longer able to support himself. He ran the tips of his fingers across his still tingling lips, and smiled....".
                                                                                             

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Author Spot-light;

T.M. Smith
















About the Author:



Author Bio:

 A military brat born and raised at Ft. Benning Georgia; Smith is an avid reader, reviewer and writer.  She now calls Texas home from her small town on the outskirts of the DFW Metroplex.  Most days you can find her curled up with her kindle and a good book alongside a glass of something aged and red or a steaming cup of coffee! 

At 42 years young, she’s decided to enter the next phase of her life by adding the title of “author” to her list of accomplishments that includes single mom of three disturbingly outspoken and decidedly different kids, one of which is Autistic.  Her two eldest kids and Queer best friend were the inspiration for her upcoming new release, Opposites.                                                                                                                                            



A Personal Note from Author T.M. Smith;

“I can’t thank all my sister and brother bloggers enough for supporting me by hosting this cover reveal event!  I’ve made some wonderful and fascinating friends this past year while working on Opposites; bloggers, reviewers and authors that have made a huge impact on me.  I wish I could list you all by name.  I hope you all know how very much I appreciate the support.

I will say the three most important things in life are Faith, Family, and Friends.  I have the best of all three!  I thank God everyday for my wonderfully dysfunctional family and close knit group of friends.  To have family and friends that support you when you are right, wrong, or indifferent is a gift”!



Author Links; 













Saturday, January 19, 2013

NO GOOD DEED GOES UNPUNISHED; Lance Armstrong; A True Hero being treated wrong by wicked people!


                                  Lance Armstrong a True Hero and Real Role Model




It’s time yet again for another rant. I am really irritated about this whole Lance Armstrong thing. Not with Lance but with all of the sports and athletic organizations in the world. The fact they took his titles, wins, and awards away from him is despicable. I don’t care if he was using steroids. Steroids make no real difference if you don’t have any ability to begin with, and taking them doesn’t man you try any less or do any less. So they give you a power boost…SO WHAT…WHO THE FUCK CARES??? ASSHOLES that is who! And what business is it of anyone else’s what you ingest? Oh wait…it isn’t, but since this world is becoming a place where the government of Michele Obama gets to tell people what they can eat and what they can feed their children….well maybe it is alright then. These athletic organizations act as if they are churning out hero’s and role models …well they’re not! They are supposed to be churning out athletes! You are not a hero or a role model because you can throw a bowl through a hoop, make a touch down, drive a car faster than other people, run faster than other people, jump higher than other people…these things do not make you a hero or a role model!!! They make you an athlete. Now, these athletic organizations even have the audacity to tell players how to dress and what to wear, lest we recall several years ago at the Olympics when one poor athlete had Olympic leaders telling the world that he was a bad athlete because of the way he dressed. These organizations are becoming far too close to nazi like in their dogma’s for my tolerance! Being an athlete doesn’t make you a role model or hero. The content of one’s character makes one a role model and life changing actions makes one a hero! If they want a hero or a role model; which Lance never claimed to be, than they need look no further than Lance Armstrong because of all the goodness he has brought into the world through his life and through his medical and humanitarian efforts! SHAME SHAME SHAME to the athletic organizations involved in hurting Lance. No matter what stupid medals or accolades they take away from him, they will never really be able to take them. He won them fair and square steroids or no. They will never take away everything that Lance Armstrong has done. He is a true Role Model and Hero, not because of what he did as an athlete, but because of who he is as a man…as a human being! They need to give his wins and medals back to him and apologize for being Nazi’s! They need to apologize and make right somehow that they have tried to ruin his life and all the good work he does and has done simply because he used steroids! So this is what I have to sat…Lance Armstrong, you are a true athlete and winner, but far more importantly…you are a true role model and hero! Thanks Lance for all the good things you have done in the world. Please don’t let those idiots and haters destroy you! Keep doing what you do for the world, you have wins that are far more relevant and important than anything those idiots can give or take away on a whim! Athletic organizations of the world…I spit on you, you disgust me. You should not have the ability to tell people how to live, what to ingest, how to dress, or who can compete in anything…you people are not GOD and you are sick, and you make me sick! Lance Armstrong you are a Hero and I salute you!!!!!! oh and Lance…stop apologizing to those fucking morons and wicked wicked people…you did nothing wrong!!! All of this just goes to prove that no good deed goes unpunished...but we must keep doing them anyway...if not.... the real terrorists will win! 






























IMPORTANT SIDE NOTE; 
In ancient times if the Olympics were taking place than anyone who wanted to compete just went and competed. Ask yourselves when it became alright for organizations to tell people who can and can not compete in anything? It is not alright…it is tyranny, it is wrong, and it is evil! That is all!!!


here is a link to another post I did on an athelete being treated badly for something irrelavent;
http://revloush.blogspot.com/2010_02_01_archive.html



Wednesday, January 16, 2013

My Angry Rant; about giving blog book tours a bad name...

Angry Rant Time.......

Subject;
Stupid juvenile people who say they will do a book review or participate in a book blog tour and then go around bad mouthing the book or the author.

Ranter; 

An irritated O'Raven...that's right...shock of all shocks...yours truly is going to Rant! 

Here is my immature response to immature behavior...Warning; It is about to get real up in here with the language and my feelings on this subject! If colorful language offends you...than don't read any further, you have been warned... and your prudishness is not my problem moron! 






Ok...there is something that has been really pissing me off as of late and I feel that something must be said about it! If you are asked to do a book review or be part of a book blog tour (Or if you asked to do these things), than it is your duty to be as professional about it as possible! If you read the book and didn't like it and can say nothing good about it there are two ways to handle this correctly; 1) you can do a spotlight only blog post and don't do a review, or 2) you can opt out of doing anything at all! 

Did you ever hear the phrase "If you can't say something nice than don't say anything at all"? If you didn't hear this phrase you were not raised properly! Blog Tours for books are getting more and more popular, especially among Indie authors who have very few real ways to truly promote their work! These people are human beings and artists who spend a lot of time and effort to create something beautiful for people to enjoy!


(This would be the spiritual portion of my rant):
Stories are a manifestation, of a type connection that bridges all of the generations of the world and allows us to listen to the voices of our ancestors; because the inspiration of stories is born within the collective unconscious. So no matter how new the story or from what age the storyteller is from, they are influenced even if only unconsciously by the voices of those who have gone before them. Stories are a spiritual gift to us and need to be honored as such, even if we didn't like a particular story or author.



(And now back to my regularly scheduled angry rant):
So let's say you didn't like a story...fine...you didn't like it! There is no excuse however, for going around trying to make other people not give a story or the author a chance. When you are asked to do a review being honest, being professional, and being respectful do not cancel each other out. It is possible to say... "Hey I didn't like it because of this or that but perhaps others might enjoy this or that and my opinion is only my opinion, so read it and see it what you think"!
Or just don't say anything at all and move on!

So if you write something horrible about an author, or a story when you have been asked to do a review, or when you have asked or been asked to participate in a blog tour; it doesn't reflect badly on the story or the author! It speaks to the world about how rude and or pathetic you are as a person! If you dislike a story that much, than don't review it at all, and in point of fact....keep your big mouth shut and stop spewing your shit on everyone else! Logorhea is not acceptable behavior! Shut the fuck up and grow up! Spewing your idiocy on other people who are trying to do something with their lives by creating beauty, and trying to earn a living is beyond despicable! Also...if you are spending a lot of time and energy doing bad reviews it might indicate that you wish you had the MOXIE to be a writer yourself but are too much of a coward to try! If this is the case...grow a pair and just do it, and stop ripping other peoples work apart because you're an ass! 


If you have been guilty of this, and did not realize until now just what an ASS you were.....apologize and then do something to make it right! If you see someone doing this, do not just stand by....say something! If you are on amazon and see a review that is not an actual review but just someone ripping apart an author or a book in an unprofessional manner; report them and tell amazon that the review was not helpful, and was in fact an abuse of the privilege of posting reviews on their site!


Seriously folks...let's keep a positive perspective on things, so that we can help the authors and stories we are trying to help! So there's my sermon about this issue! Don't be an Ass! Now in your own private time, and in your private life, and on your private blog say what you will; but don't say that you will do an official book review, or participate on a book blog tour and then post a negative review! Don't even think about doing such a horrible thing! Remember this....Karma is a bitch...at the Karma cafe you get served what you deserve! So... now go read some great stories and post some professional adult appropriate reviews! Now that is off my chest... I feel so much better now!



Reading is Sexy, and so are mature reviews...So go and try to be Sexy!!!



My final thoughts for all the Assholes who rip apart books or authors they promised to help and or promote...




Have a nice day! oxoxoxoxo

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year, and Auld Lang Syne!!!



Happy Fucking New Year!!!


So as we go forward lets think about being better people…kinder people…people who love other people, people!

The history and meaning of "Auld Lang Syne";




"Auld Lang Syne" is a Scots  

poem written by  Robert Burns in 1788 and set to

the tune of a traditional folk song; It is well known

 in many  countries,

especially in the English-speaking world; 

 its traditional use being to

celebrate the start of the  New Year 

 at the stroke of midnight. By extension,

 it   is also sung at funerals, graduations 

and as a farewell or ending to  other

occasions.  The song's Scots title may be translated

 into English literally  as 

"old long since", or more idiomatically,

 "long long ago", "days gone by"  or

"old times".  Consequently "For auld lang syne", 

as it appears in the first line

of the chorus, might be loosely translated as

 "for (the sake of) old times".





English translation (version) of Auld Lang Syne;
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind ?
Should
 old acquaintance be forgot,
and
 old lang syne ?
CHORUS:
For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we'll take a cup of kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.
And surely you’ll buy your pint cup !
and surely I’ll
 buy mine !
And we'll take a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.
CHORUS
We two have run about the slopes,
and
 picked the daisies fine ;
But we’ve wandered
 many a weary foot,
since
 auld lang syne.
CHORUS
We two have paddled in the stream,
from
 morning sun till dine ;
But seas between us
 broad have roared
since
 auld lang syne.
CHORUS
And there’s a hand my trusty friend !
And
 give us a hand o’ thine !
And we’ll
 take a right good-will draught
for auld lang syne.
CHORUS






I know that I for one would Love a Cup'O'Kindness Oh! I would like us all to share that Cup together! So here's my New Years Toast to all of you out there... "May your Cup overflow and may we all drink from the same Cup...The Cup Of Kindness"! 


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