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OUIJA BOARD

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Reposted here from April 17, 2014, as an A to Z Blog Challenge Letter O

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OUIJA BOARD

Introduced in 1890, by Elijah Bond, as a harmless parlor game, the Ouija board has gained quite the negative reputation. It is a flat board, with numbers, letters, yes, no, sun, and moon, and good-bye, printed on it. A person/persons use a planchette to put their hands on, expecting the board to move the device around the board to spell out answers to the questions it’s been asked. Is this some sort of magic? Is it demonic? Is it just, as stated, a simple parlor game for kids?

I don’t know. Some people swear it is evil…that it opens a portal to the underworld and calls forth demons. Despite the warnings, the Ouija board game can still be purchased at toy stores today.

I had a Ouija board when I was a kid. Me and my friends played it all the time, with no ill effects. We’d ask silly questions…and it would move the planchette we had our hands on…and give us an answer. Most times it was right, and for a fact, we were not making it move. I don’t know how it works, but it does.

One question I asked it was, would I get a dog? It said yes. I asked when? It said January. (this was back in the fall). Sure enough, come January, I did get a puppy. I named him Dusty, and he was an awesome dog, who lived with us for many years.

Later on, my own kids were playing with a friend’s Ouija board, when they hollered, all excited, that they’d contacted a spirit called Seth. When I heard that, I made them stop, and told them the story I’d read about Seth.

It is written in a series of books, called “Seth Speaks”, by Jane Roberts. Her and her husband claimed they’d contacted the discarnate entity of Seth, and he was speaking through her. Her husband transcribed all she spoke, as Seth, and they wrote every dialog down in the book series. One of the main topics of the writings is, as Seth told them, that each individual creates their own reality.There is much, much more.

So, when the kids said they’d contacted Seth, I told them this and they put it away, never to play it again.

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For more information on Ouija boards and the Seth books, go to…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seth_Material

Thank you for reading!

Peace, Love. & Writing

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COLOR YOUR WORLD – PINE GREEN

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Today’s color to match is called Pine Green. To  me the sample doesn’t look like pine green. It looks blue green. What do you think?

To find out more about this challenge, click below:

Color Your World – Pine Green

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Potpourri of pine…smells so good!

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Our grocery store game tickets

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Bird’s nest and greenery

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JUST JOT IT JANUARY – # 11 – EFFORTLESS

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Today’s prompt word for Just Jot It January is – Effortless

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Just Jot It January 11th – Effortless

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I don’t know about you, but I feel that there is nothing that is totally effortless. You have to put in a little effort to just live, don’t you? Now, lots of things seem to be done effortlessly, because the ones doing whatever it is, have been doing it for a long time, and have had time to practice doing it. To us is seems effortless, but really it took hard work to get to that point.

I had to put in some effort to think of something to write about effortless. Nothing much was coming to me, so I just thought I’d do an anagram of the word. That was a few minutes of fun. If you’d like to try it, now’s your chance! 🙂

The word is Effortless … make as many words as you can using the letters from the word, in only 2 minutes. (I got 25)

Have fun! 🙂

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JUST JOT IT JANUARY – # 9 – MOVIE TITLE

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For today’s prompt we were asked to think of a movie title, and write about it.

You can find out more about this fun challenge by clicking below:

http://lindaghill.com/2015/12/31/just-jot-it-january-2016-rules/

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The movie I thought of is one of my favorites…”Pulp Fiction”. It was released in 1994, by Quentin Tarantino. It has quite a few well-known actors, including John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, and Bruce Willis, among others. There are lots of memorable quotes for this movie, but most are just not appropriate for this blog. 😉 One, that I’ll paraphrase/summarize briefly goes something like this… “What do they call a quarter pounder in Paris? … A Royale with Cheese” … It’s much more funny to see them say it in the movie.

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Our whole family likes this movie, and devised a game for us to play at home. We took a small chalkboard, and a dry erase board, and hung them up so everyone could see and participate. One was titled ‘Movie Quotes’ and the other ‘Song Lyrics’. We all had a different name, those character names in the movie Pulp Fiction, that were written on the bottom of the boards. One of us would think of a quote or song lyric (from this movie, or any other movie or song we could think of) and we’d write it down. Another of us would have to answer it, by writing it on the board. The one who got it right first, got a point. Well, it was lots of fun. I’ve included a couple of pictures of our boards. We must have erased some of the writing on them (it was quite a long time ago that we’d played), but I kept the boards, to remind me of all the fun we had doing this game. 🙂

Here are the pictures …

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OCTPOWRIMO – POEMS – DAY # 22 – ONE TRUTH, TWO LIES

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Today’s prompt was to play a fun game with your poem. Based on a game people play…you make statements about yourself, using a true fact, and two lies. People try to guess which one is the true one. Anyway, it took me forever to even think of some statements. Then…why on Earth did I decide to do another Paradelle poem? It was hard. It took all afternoon. I’m not sure I did it right, even now, but this is what I give you for your entertainment…and, which do you think is my true fact? 🙂

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ONE TRUTH, TWO LIES

A truth or a lie is never just black or white

A truth or a lie is never just black or white

Ask me no favors, no promises I keep

Ask me no favors, no promises I keep

Never is a black promise or a white favor

Ask me no lie, just for truth, and I keep…

There’s grains of truth in every lie

There’s grains of truth in every lie

I want to go swimming with the fish in the deep

I want to go swimming with the fish in the deep

There’s deep truth in every swimming fish

Go to the grains with the lie of ‘I want in’

A lie is just a hidden truth

A lie is just a hidden truth

I can’t sit still unless I’m falling asleep

I can’t sit still unless I’m falling asleep

Just sit still…a truth is falling asleep

Unless I’m hidden, I can’t lie

Unless I go swimming, I’m never falling asleep

Fish still want to ask me favors, in the deep grains

White lie is never just black/or is in every truth a lie?

There’s just no promises I can’t keep hidden…A truth…I sit with the Truths of a Lie

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