Facebook have relented and allowed my 'commercial' page to be reinstated despite their accusations of security issues. I had thought it was nine months of hardwork down the drain but it continues. Interestingly although the figures dropped to zero within a few days they have returned to their previous high. Over 3,250,000 are being reached. The highest number of people hitting the page over a week is 450,000; that number is multiplied when people 'share' or comment and posts become virally spread around the web.
My new book 'Things I Will Teach My Grandchildren' has been released on Amazon Kindle and is available for purchase now. If you do not ave a kindle notebook then you can download the 'app' for your PC, or cell phone and then download. 'Things I will Teach My Grandchildren' - a quote for every hour of everyday of every week of every month for a year, in excess of 8,700 quotes time sequenced throughout the year. Coming soon in hardback. Available here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Things-Will-Teach-Grandchildren-ebook/dp/B008NVPI4G/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1343118929&sr=8-2
The Wicca volume which is being worked on now in a similar format will be available in the late Autumn.
And so todays pics and sayings:-
Bet you thought that I would have had a response from Facebook....... well I did, they sent me the same forms that I had last week, filled in and sent back. As someone pointed out to me the other night, definitely not part of the Constitution... they have me guilty with no trial, sentenced to be executed and no way of defending myself. Never mind, they probably don't give a shit! So, on with today, sun shining here in Shropshire, England which is somewhat of a novelty this year.
I have nearly finshed a second manuscript. I'm fed up with rejection slips from publishers and so I am publishing both books. The first - a thought for every hour of every day of every week of every month for a year, over 8,700 quotes and phrases which I have called 'Things I Will Teach My Grandchildren should be available in early August'. A second book of similar sought will be released at the end of the Autumn only the quotes contain magick, Wicca and spiritual subjects. My latest novel ' The Temporal Stone' will be available by the beginning of September. 'The Temporal Stone' is a Wizards and Magick tale travelling from a time unknown to the present day and is the first of a trilogy. Probably going to release it on Amazon Kindle. Watch this space!
On with today's entries:
So, still nothing from Facebook. Just think that they don't like me. Maybe they are members of the 'God Squad'. So think that the photograph situation has been sorted and will be posting here most days.
Pictures and photographs are back on stream. More quotes and magick tomorrow. Hope you have a great day. Please tell your friends where I am on the web. xXx
Well, still no response from Facebook, for which I am disappointed in the extreme. Should the Wicca Radio page become re-instated I will give serious thought to how the page should be developed in the future. It is, as someone pointed out to me, almost like a witch hunt - you are guilty until you prove yourself innocent and there is no way to do that if the accusers are not listening and do not want to know. Shame on you Facebook.
It is a glorious Sunday morning here in Shropshire - a refreshing change from the dark grey rainy days of recent months. The countryside comes alive, the birds sing and flowers that have been reluctant to open their blooms are now reviewing the situation. Everywhere is thick mud and streams that pour into the River Severn are still flowing in torrents. I hope you have a good day.
Quotes of the day:
There is no one giant step that does it. It's a lot of little steps. - Peter A. Cohen
Our lives are based on what is reasonable and common sense; the truth is apt to be neither.
Cherish all your happy moments: they make a fine cushion for old age. - Christopher Morley
Either you run the day or the day runs you.
There's what people want to hear. There's what people want to believe. There's everything else. Then there's the truth. The truth means responsibility and that's why most people dread it.
You have the power to make it happen. It all starts right here, right now.
Despite the cost of living, have you noticed how popular it remains?
If wisdom’s ways you wisely seek,/ Five things observe with care:/ Of whom you speak ,/ To whom you speak,/ And how, and when, and where.
Honour the sacred. Honour the Earth. Honour the Elders. Honour the Ancients. Honour the elements. Honour all with whom we share the Earth.
There is a magick principle that what you put into magick is exactly what you will receive back.
Still working on the photographs and pictures. Hopefully all will be resolved before Monday appears over the horizons.
Love and light. xXx
Well, no response from Facebook. What a strange policy to have - we do not speak to our users or respond to them. I have appealed to them twice a day. If I could do what they want me to I would have done it but their system will not let me so I am left in limbo. Never mind, it is how it is. Maybe it's not meant to be. I will keep trying.
Hear are today's thoughts.
Remember that wings won't help you if you never learn how to fly.
Fight as if you are right, and listen as if you are wrong.
Hug the hurt, kiss the broken, befriend the lost, love the lonely.
I discovered I always have choices and sometimes it's only a choice of attitude.
In fear, they're in control. In love, we're in control. That's all there is. - Alex Collier
Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbour he is making for, no wind is the right wind. - Seneca
The thing about magic is this, if you don't believe it's real, if you don't dwell in it's delicious possibilities every minute of every day, it will always remain invisible to you.
When you point with your finger, that finger sends out a beam of concentrated energy, like a torch sends out a beam of searching light. Put a good magic wand into that same hand, and the energy beam gets concentrated and amplified by the wand, it acts like a laser.
I'm still resolving the issue with pictures, maybe I just need to hit it with a bigger hammer.
Love and light this Thursday. xXx
Hello you! Well Facebook have removed my pages due to 'security issues'. No discussion with me and nine months of work gone down the drain. I am disappointed with them but hey, it's free what can you expect. So if and when they resolve the issues I might be back, but not sure I want to take that risk again. There were over 200,000 people following the page on a weekly basis and the page was reaching over 3,250,000. Not sure I can contact most of them. Maybe they will find me again. So, being extremely pissed off with FB, I thought that I would do my posts on 'blog' and not be censored as FB kept doing for me. I'm really sorry that I lost so many nice people and had not realised what a big part of my day FB had become; replying to questions, queries and generally conversing with people around the world. Anyway, if they re-instate me once they realise I am not a terrorist or if they don't, I'll be posting here most days. xXx
Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet. - Bob Marley
As your gas tank approaches empty, you don't sit and get depressed and think it's permanent. You go fill it up. It's the same with life, when you're running on empty go fill your tank with a better thought, emotion, or action and get on with life.
Give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others. - Christian D.Larson
Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.
Beauty doesn’t make love but love makes beauty. Break everything but never break the heart. Heart is the music, play it but never play with it. - Mother Teresa
Wicca is a very peaceful, harmonious and balanced way of life which promotes oneness with the divine and all which exists.
Seasonal Moons of the Lunar Calendar - January: Wolf Moon - Encourage plans for the future.
The mighty dragon is a spiritual and mythical beast long celebrated in Magick for its benevolence, intelligence and good will.
Colours and their Magickal Associations - Black: Divination, banishing, absorbing negative energy, protection and binding.
One of the processes of magick is to help us discover and develop our potential selves. We are born with immense potential, but most of us never get to use all of ourselves.
Working on images and music today and will update later. xXx
Unfortunately for the time being I am not making any further blog entries. My work schedule has increased and I just do not have the time. You can find me on facebook - Gordon Drury and you can hear me broadcasting on www.kwizradio.com and www.wiccaradio.com and also get some updates on Twitter @magickontheair.
I'll update this as things progress and I'll keep the front page updated.
Best wishes and thanks for all the messages,
Thought for the day: Spend your life lifting people up not putting them down.
Word of the Day: Connect
It seems that this year so far I have lost my way in this blog and its entries. My work shedule has been difficult and exacting, demanding from me much more than I had intended when I started projects at the end of last year. I have now more or less finished off all the outstanding manuscripts, articles and projects that were outstanding and hopefully now claim a little bit of the day back to my stuff. There is an element today of last day of term, maybe last day of school, and I can plan the next few years over these coming weeks. I know, I know, we create plans and God laughs. But let see how it goes. lots to tell you.... piles of photographs.... one or two funnies, music...... questions of life and my ramblings from the last few months. Thank you to people who have contacted me over the last few months, by now you should have had some response from me. Okay so just before I sign off here's a few of today's photographs.
Thought for the day: Control your own destiny, or somebody else will!
Word of the day: Motivated
Thanks for all the messages (again) Despite good intentions to the opposite, the last six weeks have been extremely busy and my blog has come way down on the list of urgent jobs to be done. Although having been tied up with radio and writing there has also been some discussions over 'One Last adventure' (see elsewhere on the homepage). Arrival of some more chickens, a garden that grows weeds quicker than I can pull them out, several articles for various magazines, a demanding dog and the need to have the odd few days off (away from the computer) seems to suck up all the available time. My facebook page (Gordon Thomas Drury) has suffered as well but has had more attention than the blog. Hopefully...... back in the blogosphere very soon. xXx
Thought for the day: What lies behind us and what lies in front of us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Word of the day: Compassion
Thanks for all the messages, I will have responed to them all by midnight tonight. All's well, just very busy until the end of this week. I am finishing projects that have been hanging around for some months, in some cases, years, but more about those in the next few weeks.
'Questions of Life' continue from next entry.
Peace and light. x