Children’s Poetry: Mr and Mrs Mouse

Do you think

Said Mr Mouse

That we should buy

A bigger house?

Well my dear

Said Mrs Mouse

The problem is

I like this house

With baby mice

I know it’s full

And there’s no space

Not much at all

But it is cosy

Nice and warm

And keeps us dry

When there’s a storm

And one day when

The babies grow

They’ll choose to move

Away, you know

And this house of

Our family

Will keep us with

Their memory

And when we’re old

We’ll think it’s nice

Remembering

Our baby mice

So now you see

Dear Mr Mouse

Why we should stay

In this dear house

Written by Debbie Brewer

Excerpt taken from Poems for Bedtime

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The Hexagram, Star of David and Solomon’s Seal

Hexagram

The hexagram is a six pointed star, constructed from two equilateral triangles derived from the hexagon, often displayed in a circle.

In South Indian Hindu temples, the hexagram is a mandala, symbolising a perfect meditative state achieved between Man and God. It is called the Nara-Narayana, and it is said to point to heaven and earth, drawing them together. Nara and Narayana were two inseparable sages, twins, who defeated a demon called Sahasrakavacha for the sake of mankind. (Nair, 2013).

The upward triangle represents Shiva, (fire and masculinity). The downward triangle represents Shakti, (the sacred embodiment of femininity). The union of the two represents creation. The two locked triangles are known as Shanmukha, or six-faced, which represents the six faces of Shiva and Shakti’s progeny, Kartikeya.

The Star of David.

The hexagram is also known as the Star of David and is often referred to as the Shield of David or the Magen David. It is named after King David of Israel. Today, it is the symbol of the Jewish religion and the State of Israel. It first became associated with the Jewish community in Prague in 1300 AD.

The Star of David has seven compartments. Six peaks and the centre. The peaks are said to contain kindness, severity, harmony, perseverance, splendour, and royalty. The centre contains Foundation, to which the others are rooted in and arise from. (Silberberg, 2008).

Solomon’s Seal

King Solomon was the son of David. Solomon’s Seal, also known as the Ring of Solomon, and Seal of Solomon, was depicted as a magic signet ring, which gave Solomon the power to command demons and speak with animals. It was said to have been engraved by God and given to the King from heaven. (Mingren, 2016).

Variations

There are several versions of what is thought to be Solomon’s Seal. Some site a difference between the Star of David and Solomon’s Seal, in that the Star of David has only intersecting triangles, whereas the Seal of Solomon has interlaced triangles:

Excerpt from ‘Sacred Geometry Book Of History, Meanings And How To Create Them’

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Angel Signs and Communication

Do we have full understanding or control over every single event in our lives?

Sometimes things happen for which we have no rational explanation. They could be random. But sometimes it can be surprisingly well timed. And there are times when something very simple will occur, that you will notice, to which there is no earthly human logical reasoning. This is when an angel is communicating with you, through coincidences, synchronicities and signs.

Coincidences

Coincidences occur when two events, which have nothing presently to do which each other, happen within a very short space of time, and then a link between them becomes apparent retrospectively.

When you ask for help from an angel, or even acknowledge your faith in angels, coincidences start to happen. The more you look for them, the more you recognise them happening.

Coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous Albert Einstein

There are three types of coincidences:

  • Sign Coincidences
  • Right Time Coincidence
  • Right place Coincidences

Sign Coincidences

Some coincidences are signs that occur soon after a request for help from an angel has been made.

For example, you may have asked for help to heal a sick child, and then very soon after, you see a feather float down in front of you, from no apparent source, or a light brush against your arm, when there is no-one there. This is a coincidence. It is a communication from an angel to show they have heard your request and they are sharing with you their intention to help you.

Right Time Coincidences

Other coincidences are called right time coincidences. These are where several related situations happen within a short space of time.

For example, you may have asked an angel for guidance on coping with a broken relationship. Very soon a song plays on the radio that capsulises how you are feeling. Or the phone rings and it is an old friend ringing for a chat. Or someone new unexpectedly enters your life in a random way. These are communications and interventions from your angel, providing guidance and help.

Right Place Coincidences

Another form of coincidences are right place coincidences. These occur when you just happen to be in the right place for a situation that you have asked for to be played out.

For example, you may have asked an angel for help to find a job as a receptionist. Very soon, you go to a friend’s BBQ and happen to meet with a friend whose brother is looking for a receptionist for his company. Or, you are having your hair cut at your regular hairdressers and the receptionist there tells you she is leaving and they need to fill her position. Or you might be having a coffee in a café, and there is a newspaper left on your table. The first page you turn to has an advert for your perfect job. This is angelic intervention, clearing the way and helping you to follow the path you have chosen. Your angel has ensured everything is in place to guide you.

Synchronicities

Synchronicity involves synchronous timing. It is when two separate events occur at the same time, which have meanings emerge when viewed together.

The sum of the whole is greater than the sum of the parts -The Theory of Synergy

When one thing happens, it can be considered as chance. But when two or more things happen at the same time, that is angelic intervention and communication.

For example, you may have asked an angel to reassure that you are following the right path for your life. Very soon, your favourite song plays on the radio. At the same time, a rainbow appears in the sky, it stops raining, the sun comes out and a small child randomly waves at you. These events are synchronised by your angel to provide you with the reassurance you requested. You will know. You will find yourself smiling inside and overcome by a feeling of calm.

Signs

Signs can occur within coincidences or synchronous events, but they can also occur on their own. They can be one off events, created by angels to help, guide or protect you.

These signs may be direct and obvious or indirect and more subtle. But the more you look for them, the more you will get used to recognising them and the more often you will see them.

It might be something you see, feel or tangibly touch, and when you find yourself saying, “It’s a sign”, then your intuition is right. This is you accepting communication from an angel.

Some signs will be personal, and will only have meaning for you. But you will see and understand them if you look. They tell us the angels are near and they give us a message to interpret.

Some common signs are often used by angels to communicate their presence. These can be found in the form of:

Feathers, Rainbows, Bells, Voices, Coins, Changes in the Localised Climate, Media, Clouds, Lights and Orbs, Feelings, Wing Symbols, Music, Clock Chimes, Scent, Babies, Young Children and Pets, Objects Falling, Dreams, Repetition, Identical Numbers, Unique Numbers, Number Manipulation, Number Patterns.

Excerpt taken from Understand Angels, Their Mission, Guidance and Connection With You.

Further reading:

Angel Signs, A Pocket reference Book

Archangels, A Pocket Reference Book

Coping With Nerves On Your Driving Test

In December 2017, the driving test changed. The main changes mean that there is now twenty minutes of independent driving, which may be following a sat-nav or following signs, a change in the show me tell me questions, and a change in the manoeuvres that you could be asked to do.

With regards to the show me tell me questions, you will be asked one tell me question before you set off on your test, and then one show me question while you are driving. Show Me Tell Me Questions For The Driving Test.

With regards to the manoeuvres, while you may still be asked to perform a parallel park or a reverse bay park, they no longer ask to see a left reverse around the corner, or a turn in the road. Instead, they may ask you to perform a right reverse or a forward bay park. Step By Step Guide To The Driving Test Manoeuvres.

On the day of your test, it is good advice to eat and take fluids as normal to aid your concentration. This can also help calm the nerves.

You are bound to feel a little nervous, but that’s perfectly normal. Just try to relax.

If you know in advance that you will be very nervous, you could try talking to your pharmacist about herbal remedies, such as Rescue Remedy and Kalms.

In extreme cases, you could ask your doctor for his/her advice.

When you meet the examiner and go out for your test, the examiners know you will be feeling nervous. They are friendly professional people, and will try to put you at ease. They understand. Remember, they’ve had to do a driving test too at some stage in the past, so they know how you’re feeling!

I always explain it to my pupils like this:

The examiners are on your side. They sit down next to you, wanting to pass you. They just want to see you do a safe drive, showing due regard for the law and curtesy to other drivers.

It’s a bit like having a parent sitting next to you, telling you, that if you show them that you’re safe, they’ll let you have your full licence. They’ve got your best interests at heart and they just want to know that you’re going to be safe.

So if you are learning to drive, or have a driving test booked, don’t worry. It is normal to feel nervous. Just keep calm and concentrate. Remember, its only 35-40 minutes long. You’ve got this!

For more information about the driving test, read What To Expect On Your Driving Test

Essential reading for every new driver.

Jane Austen Poems: Miss Lloyd Has Now Went To Miss Green

Jane Austen (1775-1817) was one of the most famous English novelists, known for her romantic fiction about English gentry.

Less well known, but equally highly regarded, are her remarkable poems, which mark her as an exceptionally talented and respected poet.

Artwork Engraving by Richard Bentley, 1870

Many people know of the famous poem by Jane Austen, titled ‘Miss Lloyd has now went to Miss Green’. Jane wrote this poem to a dressmaker, Miss Green, on behalf of Martha Lloyd, whose mother had just died, requesting mourning garments.

But few people know of the poem written by Miss Green, the dressmaker, in response to Jane’s poem.

Miss Lloyd Has Now Went To Miss Green

Miss Lloyd has now sent to Miss Green,
As, on opening the box, may be seen,
Some years of a Black Ploughman’s Gauze,
To be made up directly, because
Miss Lloyd must in mourning appear
For the death of a Relative dear–
Miss Lloyd must expect to receive
This license to mourn and to grieve,
Complete, ere the end of the week–
It is better to write than to speak

Miss Green’s Reply:

I’ve often made clothes

For those who write prose,

But ‘tis the first time

I’ve had orders in rhyme –

Depend on’t, fair Maid,

You shall be obeyed;

Your garment of black

Shall sit close to your back,

And in every part

I’ll exert all my art;

It shall be the neatest,

And eke the completest

That ever was seen –

Or my name is not Green!

Excerpt taken from ‘Poems Of Jane Austen’

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Sacred Geometry: The Flower Of Life

How To Create The Flower Of Life:

The Flower of Life Is a hexagonal pattern, starting with one circle with a point in the centre. From there, the centre point of this circle and every circle henceforth is on the circumference of six surrounding circles of the same diameter. In total, there are nineteen complete circles and thirty-six partial circular arcs, enclosed by a large circle.

Flower of Life:

The Meaning Of The Flower Of Life:

The Flower of Life is a significant sacred geometric shape. It represents the fundamental forms of space and time and demonstrates how all things come from one source and are intimately and permanently woven together.

It holds many symbolic significances. In the Qabalah, it is the Tree of Life. It is enlightenment through sacred geometry and the underlying structure of all life. It is thought to be the connection with the universe on a soul level, a portal to other dimensions and worlds, and aligns your energies to a higher vibration.

It is widely used in talismans and magic charms and is considered to channel the magic energy of creation which helps us get closer to creation. It is often used for meditation.

This is an ancient symbol, found in many manuscripts, religious buildings, goblets, textiles, and incorporated into much art and jewellery.

The oldest known example of the Flower of Life is found in the Temple of Osiris, at Abydos in Egypt. This is 3000 years old.

Ancient examples can also be found in Phoenician, Assyrian, Indian, Asian, Middle eastern and medieval art.

Further examples of the symbol are in the Forbidden City in China, ancient synagogues in the Galilee and in Mesada, temples in Japan, and in the Harimandir Sahib in India.

Excerpt from ‘Sacred Geometry Book Of History, Meanings And How To Create Them’

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The Dragon Of Bisterne

There are many references to be found in old English history, of dangerous dragons and heroic knights, saving maidens and villagers from death and destruction. These ancient folklores and legends can be found across the length and breadth of the country. The fascinating descriptions of each of these ferocious animals are truly startling from their curious and terrifying appearances, to their inherent, and sometimes magical abilities. They are among the first of the ancient mythical creatures and are often referred to as beasts, monsters, demons and serpents.

Dragons of Olde England

The Bisterne Dragon was a huge green Wyvern, and legend says that it’s secluded den was at the top of Burley Beacon in the New Forest in the 15th century.

Early every morning, it would emerge, beating its great clawed bat wings and would fly to Bisterne where it would terrorise the poor villagers and eat the livestock.

After weeks of terror, the villagers realised they could placate the ferocious dragon by supplying it with large quantities of milk, which they would leave for it at the edge of the forest, in a large trough, just outside the village.

But as time went by, the immense amount of milk required by the creature to keep it tamed was leaving the village poverty stricken.

Eventually, the frightened villagers came to the conclusion that the fearsome dragon must be slayed, and they turned to the Lord Mayor of the village.

The valiant knight, Sir Maurice de Berkeley, Lord Mayor of Bisterne, created a plan.

He built a hide, concealed in the undergrowth of the local forest, and proceeded to patiently lay in wait with his two faithful hounds, Grim and Holdfast.

He’d covered his shining armour with powdered glass to stop the vicious dragon biting him.

When the awful monster came for its daily supply of milk, the excited hounds immediately attacked it, and the brave Knight was able to leap out of the hide and attack the savage dragon by surprise, wounding the beast.

But the evil creature soon rallied. The courageous hounds fought hard, but eventually they succumbed to deadly injuries inflicted upon them and they were killed.

The enduring battle was said to have raged through the leafy forest and into a green field, now called Dragon Field, until Sir Berkeley eventually triumphed, inflicting a fatal arrow strike through the dragons heart.

The heinous beast died outside the pretty village of Lyndhurst, where it’s huge lifeless body turned into a small hill, known locally as Boltons Bench.

The valiant Knight, Sir Berkeley was mentally broken by the bloody battle, it having raged for so long, and he was left exhausted and injured. After thirty days and nights of decaying health, he went back to the hill that had been the dragons body, Boltons Bench, and after dragging his moribund body to the top, he died there, alone.

They say, his trusted bow, made of yew wood, fell on the grassy ground beside him, and grew into a fine yew tree, which is still there to be seen today.

The two faithful hounds, Grim and Holdfast, can be seen immortalised in the stonework of Bisterne Manor.

Excerpt from ‘Dragons of Olde England’

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What’s your favourite poem?

Yes, it’s Friday! Woohoo! And to get you thinking, here’s some food for thought:

I was asked recently, what was my favourite poem.

That’s easy, I replied, it’s a very short little poem, author unknown, and it goes like this:

“A wise old owl,

Sat in an oak,

The more he saw,

The less he spoke.

The less he spoke,

The more he heard,

Why can’t we be,

Like that wise old bird?”

Such a simple yet powerful poem!

What’s your favourite? Maybe it’s one of your own? Or one that most have never heard before?

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Debbie 💕💕

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Let me introduce myself

Probably the best way to tell you about myself would be to share with you my biography on my amazon author page:

‘Debbie Brewer grew up in Wokingham, Berkshire, in the UK, and after completing her degree in Linguistics and Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire, she then trained at Charing Cross Hospital to become a Staff Nurse.

She settled in Maidenhead with her husband and she remained a staff nurse for twenty years while her two children were growing up. As well as working on ENT and Plastics, she later became a Specialist Dementia Care Nurse and trainer. 

It was during this time that she developed her love of writing poetry, and her poem, ‘Communication is Key’ (Poetry Treasures, Volume One) was used by Preston University as a teaching tool for student nurses. Among others, the poem ‘Bill and Joan’ (Poetry Treasures, Volume Three) is also influenced by her nursing experience. 

Then a few years ago, she decided on a complete change of career, and trained to become a DVSA Approved Driving Instructor. During this time, she became a grade A instructor, Ordit trainer and Fleet trainer. She also became a member if the Institute of Advanced Motorists and achieved RoSPA Gold in driving. Hence, several of her books are about improving driving skills, and help for learner drivers. Her first driving book, ‘Step by Step Guide to the Driving Test Manoeuvres’ has recently been re-edited for the new driving test brought in by the DVSA in 2017, and her more recent book, ‘What to expect on your Driving Test’ describes the new driving test with great detail.

As well as running her own driving school, Debbie is also the business owner and director of Happiest Tomato Ltd., an online store which sells novelty gifts to bring a smile to everyone. 

Clearly a naturally busy person, Debbie still finds time to travel and experience the world as much as possible. 

In her own words:
“In your imagination, anything can happen… anything at all. In fact, everything is possible. How exciting is that!
So free your imagination and let it take you away to a wonderful world of your dreams.
This is where creativity resides.”‘

And that’s all about me!

Now I’m off to consider my next blog post. Have a great weekend everyone 🙂

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