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Free Christmas Coloring Page

Our Christmas Elves have been busy preparing this year’s free Christmas coloring page for you.

It represents a scene from Sinter Noel’s visit to the Royal Palace in Azuria. Accompanied by Rudolph and his trusty elves, Sinter Noel, visits the homes of boys and girls on in the wee hours of Christmas morning leaving them surprises in their shoes. Even Princess Genevieve’s teddy Brownie makes it in the scene (can you find him?). Read more about Azuria’s Christmas traditions in The Nite of Sinter Noël and Azuria Prepares for the Holiday Season.

If you like this, I bet you’ll love our simple our super popular Christmas Wish List and look for another cute free download next week on the Royal Blog.

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What #Magic Means to Me

Earlier this month the Kingdom welcomed our newest character, Gwyndelyn the Good Witch. Though she’s always lived in the magical gwyndelyn the good magicKingdom of Azuria, she’s only recently shared herself to The World.  Along with her introduction our theme this month is magic, and I understand that’s not something that everyone can grasp. So, I’d like to explain what magic means to me personally.

Through years of submerging myself in literary themes of Fairy Tales, ancient myths and legends, and modern fantasy novels I see that magic has been greatly misrepresented into something evil and scary. The one character that always pops up in magic tales is the Witch. The Witch character is often portrayed as a very scary and evil being who wishes ill on others. I was extremely fearful of this character and remember Maleficent, Ursula, and Cruella de Vil as terrifying images in my childhood.

During my most recent trip to Europe I became very interested in the Roman Empire’s suffocation of Northern/Middle Europe. The old pagan and earthen religions were near extinction as the Empire stretched it’s powerful hand.Knowledge was violently crushed through history as each new reigning power destroyed the wisdom of the one before. It is believed during this time, woman’s respected role was stifled and the ancient wisdom of healer, or Witch, as it was called, was twisted into something to be feared. Fear of magic only grew as the years went on. Isn’t it painful to think of the knowledge we’ve lost in every destructive war?

All of those aforementioned characters use magic in an evil way, supporting the long time belief that magic is evil. Instead, I like the think of Cinderella’s sweet Godmother, the Great Lion King Aslan, Gandalf, and Luke Skywalker who use their magic for GOOD. That is what magic is in it’s unaltered state. Magic is goodness. And if magic is goodness, then we all have it inside us. (I suppose even the most nasty people do.)

Okay, but what is magic to me? I know you want me to say it’s casting spells by adding eye of newt to steamy cauldrons like you’ve read in books. But to me, magic is the ability to create. Magic is changing your mind to make things better. Magic is the gift of choice we have in free-will. Magic is self-care and compassion for others. Magic is being open to new experiences and learning. Magic is setting a different course and brightening our world. You can’t argue that we all have those characteristics in us already!

And as for the spells… if “Witches” use spells to make things happen. Why can’t we? To me, a magic spell can be as little as a positive affirmation and a switch in mindset. It’s all mindfulness. Speak aloud or in your mind what you want to happen. We are what we believe ourselves to be.

If you have an important job offer that lands you an interview… cast a magic spell by eating a proper breakfast, dressing the part, saying self-empowering thoughts aloud before you leave the house, and believing you deserve the job. Then release and let doubt go- knowing what will be will be. If you do this before and believe the whole way through the interview it will come across to everyone.

That’s powerful stuff! It’s no wonder magic has been feared by those in high ranking power positions. You can see why the early rulers wouldn’t want regular people thinking they could do anything if they just believed.

Magic works in my everyday life when I change my perspective whether when waiting for my coffee at the cafe or sitting in horrible traffic. If I’m feeling annoyed and antsy to get on with my day, I make a simple mindset change and the whole experience softens magically. I encourage you to try it. (Does it work every time? No. Some days there’s something bothering me and I can’t find the positive of a situation. Daily I strive to be more understanding.)

Remember, magic is something you do. Magic will not work if you do not make it happen. I don’t want you to think that you can’t just wish for something and it magically appears – well maybe you can sometimes, I’ve had it happen. But that story is for another time.

Look at Cinderella’s story. She may have had a Fairy Godmother help her, but if she stayed focused on the negative of her situation she would have never gotten into that carriage. Certainly a choice that changed her life completely! Remember, magic offers a choice. You may have all the good things you dream of laid out in front of you… and if you don’t jump… what good are they?

I hope this will give you a new perspective on what magic means so you may start finding it in your daily life. I’d love to hear how magic works for you.

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Gwyndelyn the Good Witch

It’s October and this month we’re talking MAGIC! Happy First Magical Monday of October! Since Halloween, or Samhain,  is on it’s way, we wanted to introduce you to one of the greatest advisors in the Kingdom. The keeper of the mystical traditions of our Kingdom.

princess jenGwyndelyn the Good Witch, lives in the Avalon Woods of Azuria’s Valley of the Moon. She is the Great Fairy Queen and commands all the fairies and witches in the land. As the keeper of the Good Witch Grimoire, Gwyndelyn holds the secrets of all the universe. She believes miracles are a part of daily life and that anyone can make magic in their lives, if they just believe.

Gwyndelyn, and the Witches of Azuria, study the stars for guidance and use simple garden herbs to make huge changes. She works with the Fairies to keep gardens of resources used for natural remedies. Azurians come to the Witches of the Avalon Woods for help, whether seeking peppermint to soothe a headache or lavender oil to cool anxiety.

Wondering what it means to be a Witch? Well, first you should understand that historically all Witches abide by: The Four Rules and The Witch’s Law:

Rule 1: Live each day as if it were your last.
Rule 2: Love yourself first and foremost. For when you truly love yourself, you are able to love others.
Rule 3: Learn your life’s lessons.
Rule 4: Enjoy life to the fullest. And share your joys with others.

And above all abide by The Witch’s Law is to Harm None.

The dark side of the story is that in The World, historically many Witches were killed by rulers who feared their natural abilities. Only a few of the great Witches and Healers, seeking to keep the great traditions and rituals alive, escaped and found refuge in Azuria. History and time have reduced the powers of the Witch and the Witch’s goodness has been near forgotten in your World.

Gwyndelyn and the Witches of Azuria, long to dis-spell the long standing hatred of the witch and hope one day The World will remember the Witch as it was, revered as a respected healer, and not the scary wart-nose image often portrayed today.

Look for more Witchy good fun coming each Whimsical Wednesday this October!

Gwyndolyn and the Good Witch Ball – October 14th

No Scary Halloween – October 28th