Rasta Witchy Woman against Chronic Pain Wine Glass Giveaway

When I saw the wine glass my Sexy Sister Sarah painted for the third Witches in Fiction 2014… Crafting Blooming Howls (countdown to the big event) giveaway, my heart glowed with solace, hope, and with the kind of solidarity embraced by those who can look into each other’s eyes, and say, “Yes, dear one, I’ve been there, too.” Then Sarah spoke of the symbolism her brush and soul coated the wine glass with, and I was left with a tight heart, a ginormous smile and eyes shining with happy tears. Drink in the soothing, wild magic of Sarah’s Rasta Witchy Woman against Chronic Pain Wine Glass. Isn’t this powerful art?
I asked Sarah to tell me about the wine glass, and this is what she said: “September was National Pain Awareness Month, and October 7th is Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day in the U.S. (Hence the teal ribbon in the skeleton’s eyes).

…those who are intimately acquainted with chronic pain,” understand that “there are times, between the pain and the mental anguish and frustration, [when one] feels like one’s skull is going to crack open. I guess my reason for the Witch is that I want a visual reminder for those fighting their own battles out there, whether physical, mental or emotional.

…there are people who are sending them the strength to endure and conquer. This Witch is sending strength and the ability to overcome. There is a quote by Kahlil Gibran written on it: ‘out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls.’ It’s a cliché, but it’s true; what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger. I have come to think of this lady as my Rasta Witch, what with her lovely wild locks and all…”

I could say so much about this wine glass, but I won’t; for Sarah’s words already gave the right amount of courage, the perfect kind of magic… bask in it, my Wicked Luvs, and heal!
This is what you need to do for a chance to sip from the Rasta Witchy Woman against Chronic Pain Wine Glass, sponsored by Sarah H.Original Art & Gifts:

Mandatory Entry:
1. Leave a comment telling me about an unconventional healing symbol, and why it speaks to you. (By the way, my most powerful healing symbol is the hammer: breaker and maker of souls). 

For extra entries (one entry each):
  2. Share this post on Facebook.
   3. Share this post on Twitter.
   5. Visit Sarah H. Original Art & Gifts, browse her galleries, then come back to tell me about your favorite item. (I, for instance, have been thinking about commissioning a pair of wild witchy jeans).

Rules, details and stuff
* I need to be able to contact the winner, so please add your email to your comment. Don’t want to share this info publicly? Email it to me: magalyguerrero(at)live(dot)com.
* You can group all your entries in a single comment. Or not. The choice is yours.
* To my Canadian winners, before you can claim your prize, I must test your mathematical yumminess by asking you a very obscure question, like… what’s 13 + .5. Yeah, obscure…
* This giveaway closes on October 20th, 2014, at 10:13 pm, EDT. The winner will be chosen using Random.Org, and announced on October 21st, 2014.
* Open worldwide, excluding any place where prohibited by law.

Havent joined Witches in Fiction yet?
Well, follow the link or click on the banner and party!
But do start to bloom and howl by October 15th
http://pagan-culture.blogspot.com/2014/08/witches-in-fiction-2014-crafting.html

35 comments:

  1. I'm not sure how unconventional it is but mine would be books, they take me away from my pain even if for just a little bit.

    Shared on Facebook
    Shared on Twitter
    Following Love, Light & Wine: A Painting, Sipping, Beachy Pagan

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    1. Books are healing with words in them... yum!

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  2. My most potent healing symbol is a skull. I wrote about this a while back. I'll look for the link. But the short version is that skulls remind me that the soul does cling to the body, even when I feel completely disconnected. Also, they remind me that 'this too shall pass.'

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    1. Found it: http://pasoubliette.blogspot.com/2012/02/my-body-my-skull.html

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    2. I completely agree about skulls! And it seems that you and AlmaMia Cienfuegos share a symbol. ;-)

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  3. (Not entering the giveaways as I have received many lovely gifts already this year) Fabulously empowering gift though it would be :D It needs to go to someone more in need than myself.
    As to healing symbols.. I hadn't thought about it til you asked, but you may have noticed I always sign off with 3 X's. I don't see them as kisses but rather blessings, wishes of health love and strength. So I suppose I am always sending healing :D XXX

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    1. Always thinking of others... Have I told you lately that I want to hug you? Probably not. We've both been so busy... I do miss you though. And the moment I see you there will be virtual hugs all over the place.

      I LOVE your symbols!

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  4. I'm not entering this giveaway, but just wanted to say how gorgeous, creative, and heartfelt the prize is.

    Good luck to all <3

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  5. What a miracle that pain can birth such creativity!

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    1. I know someone with the same kind of magic... *wink, wink*

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  6. Not in the giveaway BUT, drinking from this amazing glass would send pain screaming! Love, Hugs and being kind to others Heals! You Lovely , are in many hearts!

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    1. We shall make pain run for its life then.

      Thank you for the all the love, my beloved Debi. ♥

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  7. I need water, something that I sorely miss living in this Valley of the Sun desert. Sitting by even the smallest of streams or ponds soothes me like nothing else. I love Sarah's glassware, I would love to sit in one of her painted Adirondack chairs (several caught my eye),look out of the turquoise waters and listen to the sound of the waves. She, also, has a skull embellished fabric bag on her Fb page that is just wonderful.
    Liked her on Fb.
    Followed her blog.
    Shared on my business page which automatically shares on my Twitter account: https://www.facebook.com/TouchoftheGoddess?ref=bookmarks
    And, you can find me at sharonrawson@mac.com

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    1. I bet your Water Magical Oils are infused with extra energy.

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  8. What a wonderful combination of practical, creativity and meaning behind this object! Art rather than an object seems to have a healing effect on many, especially I think when it comes to mind health, so I guess I would say if an object, a pencil or fine-tip pen, the power to take you somewhere else. Sarah's dolphins on glasses & her pretty mermaid are lovely, but then, really all her gifts are gorgeous! I think if I won I would this to be sent to the beautiful Mina, to hurry her back to blogging (selfish I know, but she is missed and had healing qualities of her own, she seemed to disperse via her blog)

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    1. Now I want to enter my name in the giveaway, too (selfish, I know) just so I can send it to Mina, too. I sooo miss her...

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  9. I wish I could help. I am tired of pain and strife in this world.

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    1. I think we can all help just by being a bit kinder to each other... and by wishing to help and really meaning it. ♥

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  10. Oh. My. God. I LOVE this wine glass!

    The witchy woman kind of looks like you, but also a bit like Sarah (before she cut her hair). I love wine glasses without stems and have been looking for such in a long time (I have only 1). And you'd think I was lying but such glasses actually soothe me, so they are a great unconventional healing symbol for me too :)

    And right now I have another healing symbol - the pumpkin. Sturdy and hardy, round and warm glowing, sweet and comforting. I surround myself with pumpkin symbols more than any other Halloween symbol.
    I already follow Sarah, and I will most certainly share this on my Twitter.

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    1. I totally heard your squeal, lol!

      You know, I told Sarah the same thing--she kind of looks like me. And now that you mention it, I can clearly see it, too: she looks like both of us. The dark skin, the hair and the eyes.

      I LOVE your healing symbol! As uncanny and appropriate as my hammer. ;-D

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  11. want, want want... the glass in combination with wine will maybe make this headache go away ;) ?
    13+.5=13.5
    Starfirewitch @gmail .com

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  12. This is so special!!! Tell Sarah, I really love this glass! I know I had my bad knee this year and the yellow jacket stings and my eyes swollen, but seriously, I have been so emotional this year! And, I know a lot of this is mental! I have never felt like this before! I am going to be a damn strong soul after this year! Yes I am!!
    My healing symbols, my mom. This little bird that was given to me at the beginning of the year. It says Grow Strong. That was a sign for me at the beginning of the year! Can't believe how much I have to! Gina's doll she made me! I have it right in front of my altar. And, last, but certainly not least, is all my friends in blog land! I had a really emotional break down in August and all of you helped me so much! I don't know what I would have done without all of you!!!
    Is that 13 + .5? If it is, 13.5 ;o)
    Love you xoxoxo
    I follow Sarah already ;o)

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    1. I know I've said this more than once, but at this moment I really want to hug your mom. What a soul!

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  13. Ok, I don't mean to copy you Magaly, but Sarah's jeans rock!!! They are totally cool!

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    1. It's not stealing, they are just yum, yum, yummy!

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  14. Years ago, I spent several months *glaring* at an electric can opener and refusing to use it because it was embodying all the things i couldn't do (like open a stupid can) - when I finally let myself use it, I realized that there was no virtue in deliberately making things harder for myself - so for me that can opener respresents my struggle to work *with* the way my body is rather than railing against it.

    I shard on Facebook, Tweeted, follow Love, Light & Wine.

    The peacock painted jeans are sweeeeeet!

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    1. Damn electric can opener... showing off!

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  15. You darling darling witchy souls. I'm ashamed that a week slipped through my fingers before I forced them back to the keyboard. I've been a bit of a recluse, the better to stew in my own creative juices for the upcoming festivities. I look forward to seeing who will adopt my Sexy Rasta Witch, and definitely want a picture of you imbibing from the melding of two witches who both know pain and wish to ease the suffering of others.

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    1. Sometimes the muse needs her time working and dancing in the dark and by herself before she can come out to show the glorious product of her play!

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  16. Taking the kids to the park actually helps when I'm in pain, not sure why.

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    1. The exercise of walking plus the pleasure of seeing your babes play. Healing, indeed!

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  17. Magalay your words brought tears to my eyes. So many of us are facing chronic pain daily yet I wanted to meet some. The description of Sarah's glass hit my soul HARD! Today I am having a hard time following instructions however I so want to join in the fun. Is this going to be a weekly Friday party? I think I need to email you. Big Hugs, you made my day and I am going to visit and follow Sarah right now! Rasz

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    1. I hope today is a better day, Rasz, and that your pain has gone down to manageable levels. Flares are the scum of the universe; they suck the energy out of us, don't they? But we will continue to paddle forward and do what we must.

      This is not a weekly event, but my annual party. You can click on the banner above to read all the information. However, I do write a bit about chronic pain. You can find more under the tags: "Chronic Pain" and "Chronic Pain Tales and Poesy."

      Much Love and Healing, my dearest. ♥

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