This week has truly flown by! Happy Friday Ascending Butterflies! I'm already very much in weekend mode. I'm going to try to get some errands done and sneak in a little special treat just for me! I hadn't done anything special to celebrate Ascending Butterfly's One Month 'Blog-A-Versary' and I plan to celebrate this weekend by doing those special things for myself that life often gets in the way of doing. Thanks for celebrating one month of inspiration and gratitude! It's been a blessing sharing sources of inspiration with you as well as wonderful products to make your day a little easier, brighter and stress free. We are all about 'stress-free living'. What are your weekend plans? Don't forget to make time to be outdoors. Some time spent 'doing nothing' will be time well spent!
I received a lot of positive feedback about Thursday's post regarding the meaning behind each day of the week, so I thought I'd share Friday with you!
Friday -- Freya's day
Middle English fridai
Old English frigedæg
composed of Frige (genetive singular of Freo) + dæg "day"
or composed of Frig "Frigg" + dæg "day" (least likely)
Germanic frije-dagaz "Freya's (or Frigg's) day"
Latin dies Veneris
Ancient Greek hemera Aphrodites "day of Aphrodite"
Freo is identical with freo, meaning free. It is from the Germanic
frijaz meaning "beloved, belonging to the loved ones, not in bondage, free".
Freya (Fria) is the Teutonic goddess of love, beauty, and fecundity
(prolific procreation). She is identified with the Norse god Freya. She is leader
of the Valkyries and one of the Vanir. She is confused in Germany with
Frigg (Frigga) is the Teutonic goddess of clouds, the sky, and
(married) love. She is identified with Frigg, the
Norse goddess of love and the heavens and the wife of Odin. She is one
of the Aesir. She is confused in Germany with Freya.
is the Roman goddess of love and beauty.
(Cytherea) is the Greek goddess of love and beauty.
I love the references to freedom and being free today, that is just what Friday's tend to always symbolize, the freedom from the work week! And I'm glad to know Aphrodite is thrown in there too, I'll be spending today focusing on love and beauty in my own life today!
Use 'Today's Words of Inspiration' as a breathing meditation to still your mind, quiet your thoughts and bring in positive energy. As you inhale bring in only positive energy by saying in your mind, I breathe in positive energy (or you can say creative energy if that is what you wish to create more of, say creative if you are experiencing writers block) and as you exhale, Affirm out loud today 'I will embrace the weekend and the freedom it will bring'. Let these words put you in a mindset of freedom, joy and relaxation. Shake off the work day world for the next two days!
Visualize yourself manifesting something unique, guided by universal forces that emerge spontaneously from within your soul. Do this at least twice today and see how by taking a moment away from the hectic pace and breathing in positive energy and affirming what you wish to create, your thinking will become different!
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Today's Butterfly - Featured Sites of the Day
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