Friday, August 23, 2019

The News

Happy New Year!

 

ChristmasTreeIt’s been a wonderful holiday season. This was the second Christmas Joe and I have shared, but last year I had the flu so it barely counts. This was also our first year to get a Christmas Tree for my house, my first Christmas tree. I haven’t ever bothered to decorate this house for the holidays, I would always spend them at my parent’s house, and Mom loves to decorate, but this year we had a tree. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed having the tree and decorating, it made me really feel we were sharing a home.

As I write this, Joe is sitting in his new office, the dogs are roaming around the cats are peering out from their little hiding places. It feels like Home and a great start to the New Year.

Already the calendar is starting to fill up with classes, fairs and special little side projects, but I have a New Year’s gift to you:

From now until January 15th, Hour Long Psychic Readings are only $65! I want you to get all the guidance you need to start this year off in the best way possible, so enjoy these prices while they last!

Happy Holidays

Let me begin by thanking all of you who reached out to me following my Grandmother’s transition.  Your letters, cards and stories were beautiful, breath-taking and kind.  You enrich my soul, thank you.
 
This year my Fall Fair Season ends on a high note with the Victory of Light Expo November 23rd and 24th.  It is an amazing expo, this year I will be in booth 525 with the delightful Karen Kenny and I will be lecturing Sunday at 2pm ~ Anything You can Breathe Through, You Can Live Through. You can listen to my Great Conjunction episode, Victory of Light, interviewing Victor Paruta, Maria Celeste and Alice Langholt in the Great Conjunction Archives.
 
It has been an amazing season of expansion and growth.  I am now teaching twelve yoga classes, you can check out my new Yoga Site at BlueDragonYoga.com, and the Great Conjunction Radio show has been phenomenal, it is weird and wonderful to meet people “out in the wild” who only know me through the show – I love my listeners.  I feel so blessed.
 
We only have a few more episodes until the end of the year, you can check out our schedule at ParamaniaRadio.com and listen to past shows at GreatConjunction.org and on iTunes.
 
I am now teaching three classes at The Yoga Room in Niles, OH and you can expect to see some special classes and workshops there in the New Year.  It is a wonderful space and the energy has been amazing, you all must come check it out.
 
Have a Happy Thanksgiving, Happy Hanukkah and a Blessed Holiday Season.  I will talk to you again in December, but if you want to talk to me, schedule a reading, book a party, private yoga class or anything else ~ I am here for you.
 
Be Blessed,
John Michael Thornton

In Memorium, Josephine Rose Furry Williamson

JoMy Grandmother passed away on Thursday, Oct 10th at the age of 101 – I was surprised how it still came as a shock.

Grandma Jo taught me that there was treasure everywhere – secrets, knowledge, beauty, faith and understanding if you were patient enough to see it. She showed me it was more important to know how to find a fact than to keep it in your head. She demonstrated grace and forgiveness as she moved through the world.

Over the last few years she slowly slipped into Alzheimer's. Every year there was less and less of the brilliant woman I grew up with, less and less of the sharp minded reference librarian who could find out anything with just a bit of time. In her late 90s she rediscovered a love of playing Dominoes, she would spend hours playing with the residents and staff of her retirement community and even as her memory slipped away she could still add up a game board faster than anyone else at the table.

From her I learned a deep love of knowledge and reading. She was endlessly curious about everything, clipping articles, reading constantly and absorbing knowledge from every possible source. It was a heartbreaking tragedy that her mind was slipping away at the same time the internet was opening up boggling amounts of information, she would have loved having access to all the world.

When the call came I felt the air escape my lungs as my world shifted slightly on its axis. The days that followed were busy with a psychic fair in Columbus followed by a quick trip to Texas for the service. There were only passing moments to mourn – only seconds to breathe.

I took a walk Tuesday afternoon after the funeral. The light was fading toward sunset and as tired as I was I needed to walk. Grandma always found treasure when she walked - shells, pretty stones, feathers and colorful leaves. Nestled in the grass was a purple flower with a bright yellow center, it was no bigger than a pencil eraser. Without her I may never have seen such a tiny bit of beauty. Without her I may never have known that the world is full of treasure.

From The Obituary:

Josephine Rose Furry Williamson
February 25, 1912 - October 10, 2013

Josephine Rose Furry Williamson, 101, of Beaumont, died Thursday, October 10, 2013. She was born in Beaumont on February 25, 1912, to Lucy Eberspacher Furry and Harley Furry. Josephine graduated from South Park Junior College and The University of Texas at Austin. She was a librarian at Tyrell Public Library and later at Lamar University. Her hobbies included oil painting, gardening, and reading, and she was a lifelong member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church.

Survivors include her daughters, Jo Williamson of Port Arthur and Janet Thornton and her husband, Jim, of Youngstown, Ohio; grandson, John Thornton of Youngstown, Ohio; and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, John E. "Red" Williamson; sister, Mary Fulton; and brother, Harlan Furry.

A gathering of Mrs. Williamson's family and friends will begin at 1:00 p.m. with her memorial service to follow at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 15, 2013, at Broussard's, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont, with burial of her cremated body to follow at Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont.

The family would like to thank her caretakers, Liz Yelverton, Joyce Baker, Joan Sensat, and Debra Teague, who had become like family to her.

View the Photo Slideshow from the Memorial Service

Clear Spirit Candles

Blessed, Reiki Infused Candles from The Lit Wick

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Over the past several months I have been working with The Lit Wick Candle Co, developing a new line of blessed candles and they are fantastic!

Clear Spirit Candles are blessed and Reiki infused candles are made with pure essential oils, natural waxs and contain no petroleum, artificial fragrance, or lead core wicks. Pure and natural, filling your sacred spaces with beautiful fragrances and blessed energy.

I started dating Joe, the owner of The Lit Wick, last year and as quickly as I fell in love with him, I fell in love with his candles. The care, energy and artistry that he puts into the development and creation of all of his candles (over 90 different fragrances) is astounding. We soon started looking for ways to integrate our two careers and Clear Spirit is the result.

My little secret is that I have wanted to offer my own line of blessed candles ever since Carolyn Myss came out with hers over a decade ago, but never could get it right – these are right and I could not be happier with them.

All Clear Spirit Candles are blessed and come with a prayer / affirmation for empowering the energies embodied in the candle. We worked hard on these and I want to share a few of them with you~

 Green

Green Fairy    

Psychic powers, protection, love, calling spirits, anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic, helps soothe coughs.          

As I stand in a place of change and transition, I call for help and am surrounded by beings of light and life. Guide my feet and light my path, bring joy and laughter to ease my journey and wisdom on my way. Thank you and so let it be.

Patchouli

PatchoulGreat Conjunction.      

Money, fertility, lust.

I am powerful and rich with the strength of the Earth and the abundance of the Heavens. My hands are strong, my vision sharp and will is mighty I will prevail.

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Orange Blossom

Love, luck, divination, money, romance.       

I am a blossom on the wind - Joy, Prosperity and Love surround me and I am Blessed by the grace of the Goddess. Thank you and so let it be.

You can find Clear Spirit and the entire line of Lit Wick Candles at TheLitWick.com

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