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Mystical Musings: Honeysuckle and the Gift of Happiness

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Spending time studying honeysuckle meant spending time meditating on what it means to be truly happy. Yes, honeysuckle represents happiness in the natural world, but what does that really mean?

If the honeysuckle vine’s magical energy were to reach out and touch our lives with the gift of happiness, what would that look like?

Happiness is an emotion, but it is also a composite of emotions. It’s almost like an umbrella term that describes a flurry of emotions, like joy, pleasure, and excitement.

We feel happy sometimes when we look back and reflect on our childhood through the rose-colored glasses that nostalgia often lends us.

Nostalgia is a bit of an oxymoron in that it is a bittersweet form of happiness – a happiness that brings with it a little pang and yearning for something that we had once…and then lost.

A little smile dares color our faces when we reminisce on more innocent times when the world was simpler…easier…happier.

But we also feel sadness as we look through the looking glass to a time that has come and gone. Those moments of magical, bubbling joy now belong to the past.

Honeysuckle treats us to happiness by way of nostalgia, so that yes we have joy in our pleasant memories…but we also experience the pain of yearning. Pain and joy, are coupled together so that we truly feel the emotion of happiness. Every good emotion must sting…just a little so that you know it is real.

Emotions are magical…and fleeting. We are becoming less and less a people capable of emotion as cultural changes and societal shifts demand that we feel less and less in order to survive.

In our endless quest to heed our own survival, we often lose sight of what we’re surviving for – to be happy. What is the point of all of this if it doesn’t bring us joy? Why bother clinging to the mortal coil if it doesn’t make us happy?

Honeysuckle teaches us that in our search for happiness, we must focus on the little things, like the sweet taste of honeyed nectar like a secret treasure to be discovered within its petals, or the effervescent, scintillating aroma the flowers emit at peak bloom.

These things are all wonderful little miracles Mother Nature provides to remind us that the best things in life are free and that sometimes the simplest phenomena can bring the most joy.

Yes, a new shiny car or a bigger house can bring you a measure of joy, but eventually, you are prone to get bored of these things, as they are material and subject to erosion, wear and tear.

But the magical scent of the honeysuckle’s bloom, from season to season, will always be a spellbinding marvel of Nature that nothing man-made can replicate. The pleasant taste of honeysuckle nectar will always rival even the best delicacies that the most seasoned cooks have to offer.

Happiness, at the end of the day, is natural. Happiness is Nature-made.


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Rose Honey: A Rose Petal-Infused Honey Recipe — Kitchen Witchery

A rose honey is simple to make and can provide a heightened mystical experience to any dish that could benefit from a dash of honey. Use it to sweeten your morning cup of tea for a bewitching sunrise experience, or drizzle it onto your Beltane cakes and cookies. - Rose Honey

The Magic of Rose…and Honey

A rose honey is simple to make and can provide a heightened mystical experience to any dish that could benefit from a dash of honey. Use it to sweeten your morning cup of tea for a bewitching sunrise experience, or drizzle it onto your Beltane cakes and cookies. - Rose Honey

There’s something about the magic of the rose that is enchanting, seductive, and mystical. Their energy compels and romances us, forcing us to confront the truth of our emotions and unravel the mystery of our deepest passions. There are many ways to enjoy roses’ power, whether it be to appreciate their alluring beauty or to be fancied away by their tantalizing scent.

Roses also offer a bewitching dining experience when enjoyed in a scintillating rose-inspired recipe. We’d like to provide you with a mesmerizing floral twist to a popular condiment — the magic of roses and honey combined in a rose honey recipe. A truly magical coupling.

Magical Ways to Use Rose Honey

Rose honey is simple to make and can provide a heightened, sensuous and mystical experience to any dish that could benefit from a dash of honey. Use it to sweeten your morning cup of tea for a bewitching sunrise experience, or partake in a romantic breakfast of English muffins drizzled with rose-infused honey with the one you love. This rose honey is also perfect for Beltane celebrations, so use it to sweeten your Beltane honey cakes and cookies.

This rose-infused honey is a great addition to your next homemade soap project. Honey is a natural skin moisturizer, and the natural sugars within honey will help the soap lather more robustly. Roses provide excellent benefits to the skin as well, being effective in countering acne and lessening inflammation. For a sore throat, this rose-infused honey is just what the doctor ordered, as both roses and honey can provide soothing relief.*

All-in-all, this rose honey not only provides a decadent and divine addition to your pantry but a potent healing addition to your medicine cabinet as well. And while we recommend using all-natural, raw honey for your infusion, as raw honey is full of amazing health benefits and magical power, processed honey will do just fine.

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Cherry Wood Magical Properties and Uses — Magical Herbs

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The Magic of Cherry Wood

Cherry wood contains wonderful energies that can be used in magical practice. It is majestic and beloved for its deep, rich reddish hue and sturdy capabilities. Burning cherry wood incense and oils can bring good fortune and warm energies into the home. Cherry wood’s aroma is captivating and can blend well with love and incense blends.

Cherry wood carries the energies of luck and good fortune, and can also help with wealth and prosperity. And while cherry wood is popularly used in our culture today, it wasn’t always the case in some parts of the world. In fact, in the Highlands, it was once taboo to use cherry wood, as cherry trees, were a rare sight in Highland culture. They were believed to be witch’s trees and to see one was a powerful omen.

Dead cherry wood is often used for magical fires or placed into the hearth to bless the home. In fact, in Czechoslovakia, in December is it custom to cut cherry branches and bring them into the home to bring “blossoming” energy to Christmas. Cherry trees are sacred to Venus, and a wand made of cherry wood is powerful when it comes to love magic.

Cherry wood is also associated with the land of the dead. The Japanese felt that when a cherry branch hits the ground, it is symbolic of the connection between the Underworld and the world of the living. The base of the cherry tree is even believed to be the door to the Underworld. The Chinese use cherry wood to keep evil spirits at bay, and on New Year’s Day, cherry branches are hung over doorways for protection. The Chinese even carve statues and place them in front of the home to guard.

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