Free From Spiritual Guilt: Answering Customer Questions

The biggest mistake that customers make when getting Spellwork done is to believe that they are completely powerless about the situation they are facing, and that all the power lies in the hands of the Spiritual Worker, and in the Spirits they work with. The customer, very often, feels like a person in trial before the Spiritual World, being judged for their actions, feeling that the granting of their request depends on the sentence of Spirits.

This is a conversation I have had with dozens of customers in the past years, and in my opinion, this belief is a sub-product of (extremely pernicious) religious propaganda, that teaches us that the Spiritual World is a jury, and that you are either good, and get rewards, or evil, and get punishment. A guy sitting in the clouds, and his horned counterpart below your feet, will make sure you are punished for even the smallest fault, because they see and hear eveything.

Yes, this sounds like a caricature, because I wanted to point out how ignorant and ridiculous the argument is, but when we leave the joke aside, this has extremely serious consequences – and the most dangerous is what I call Spiritual Guilt: the idea that working towards your desires with the aid of magic is wrong, and that it could be even dangerous to ask Spirits for help.

But, us Espiritistas do not believe in any form of Hell, cosmic punishment, karma, or anything similar. We believe we are responsible for our mistakes, and that we bring happiness or pain into our lives, depending on our actions and circumstances. And, above all, we believe we are constantly blessed and protected, constantly supported, by our Cuadro Espiritual, which is our Spiritual family. We don’t do fear and punishment – we do empowerment, we do freedom, we do responsibility, we do enlightenment.

To be free from Spiritual Guilt, you have to understand that the world of Spirits is not a jury. They want you to succeed, and they do not punish you for wanting what you want. They want you to overcome your challenges, to find your own happiness, they want you to heal from the past. They want you to own your Power, and to share their own Divine Power with you, so the entire world heals.

Yes, the entire world. When you own your Power, the entire world is a step closer to healing, a step closer to true change. This is about you first, of course, but also about everyone you reach. The Spirits want you to succeed, because they want a better world.

The Cycle Of Power

· The Power begins in you, with your desire to change something important in your life. This desire must be crystal clear, and your request must be justified. There is zero Spiritual Guilt.

· The Power flows within me, the Espiritista, as I am invested with the privilege of being the mediator between the customer and the Spiritual World. The Power of your desire is presented to the Spirits with the rigour and efficacy of my well done spellwork. No detail is left to chance.

· The Power comes back at you from the Spirits, enlarged, multiplied beyond measure, transformative. It is the Power you have created yourself, so it brings results that are perfect for you, because it is yours, and yours only.

· You take that Power, and you use it. Your life changes in the direction of your desire. You set the following goal, and repeat the process. The connection with the Spirits grows stronger and stronger.

The best example of this is the rate of success of my Hex-Breaking work. All my spells, no matter which is the request, begin with the same basic structure, get a personalized casting and the adjustments needed to the customer’s specific situation, so absolutely every customer has the exact same chances of success. Then, why is this the spell with the highest, and fastest, success rate?

Because it applies to the Cycle Of Power perfectly. The desire of being freed from a curse, or released from a negative entity, is one of the most pressing of all, and one that is almost always free from any Spiritual Guilt – and thus, the one to cause the Cycle Of Power to act almost immediately.

The power needs to start in you, so it can return to you as your own through the help of the Spirits. If you feel that your request is justified, and your desire is fixed and clear, it jumpstarts a reaction like no other, that puts your own destiny in your hands, and puts the Spirits on your back, protecting you and empowering you. Do you want the Spirits behind you, lifting you? Then hire me :).

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The Secret Of Successful Spellwork

In over two decades of practise, I have often taken cases that other professionals rejected time after time. You cannot imagine how often I am sent customers that way – without me doing anything, I am starting to get this status where I am hired for “difficult” cases.

I will not deny that difficult cases exist; as you know well, I’m not one to sugarcoat this business at all. But, the truth is many alleged professionals are fooled by the idea that the results of their spells depend on them, because that feeds their ego and makes them feel important and powerful – so, whenever they are faced with a difficult case, their self-image is threatened by the prospect of failure, so they turn away the case and the customer.

I don’t judge them, because that only shows lack of faith, lack of self-esteem, and overcompensation of someone with an inferiority complex. But, I judge that they call themselves professionals, because they are not actually helping anyone, neither themselves, nor their customers. It usually ends with customers losing their faith, their time and their money, and the practitioner getting a “regular” job.

What is the difference with my work, you may ask? There is a very simple answer, that I will break into these three points:

·  First of all, because this is not about my success, it’s about YOURS. I don’t do this for any sort of power, and I have said time after time that don’t have any! I do this to help other people, and because I was chosen by the Spirits to do their work on this physical manifestation of existence.

·  Second, because the Espiritista is a mediator between the customer, and God and the Spirits, and not the cause or the provider of the outcome of the spell. I guarantee what I can guarantee: that my work is done with experience, rigour, and total devotion to my practise. I stand for my professionalism, 100% – but I never, ever, make fake promises.

·  Third, because my faith in Spirits, and in YOU, is unbreakable. I have seen the most incredible miracles happening, and I have seen SO many customers improve their life and reach their goals beyond all expectations, that I am beyond any sort of doubt when it comes to that.

And here is where we get to the concept that titles this article: The Secret Of Successful Spellwork.

When your desires and your faith align, results are inevitable. Let me say this again – INEVITABLE. The power of the Spirits, when it works harmoniously with your true needs, is unstoppable, and unmeasurable.

So, when you get spellwork to support the goals you are working on, you are committing to, and producing, inevitable change, beyond any reach of your imagination, because Spirits know more and better than any of us, see farther than any of us, and because they are with us to support us and help us grow.

And as if that was not good enough already, there is another secret within the secret: that this is not only inevitable, but exponential, in the sense that the more you work towards your goal, the more power you give to the spellwork done for you, because your alignment with Spirits will grow endlessly. There really is no limit.

Take a moment and think: Which area of your life really needs a push? What are you working on, but seems to escape you? Do you need healing to overcome struggles? Now that you know this secret, it is the time to make your decision, hold the hand of Spirits, and walk towards your success.

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Reflections: Holy Cards

This is one of the most enjoyable of all my personal spiritual practises: making and giving away Holy Cards. They are scanned from my personal collection, and cut and laminated by hand; after making them, they get a special blessing from me and my Spirit Guides.

Once blessed, they are sent for free along orders, given to anyone I meet, or left in public places where they will be found easily. The point is to give them all away quickly and without any choosing about who will find them – because everyone, absolutely everyone, can take an extra blessing :).

Being an Espiritista is, first of all and above all, being a messenger of Grace, of the Blessing of Spirits. While I have absolutely no problem or shame with charging for my work, hope is something we must always give freely and abundantly, and I do all I can to give that hope to others – through these posts on my social media, through caring of our wildharvesting areas, and of course through these Holy Cards.

In the pic, the latest batch, finished just yesterday. Today, I invite you to think of ways to extend the Holy Grace to others, in a new way. And don’t forget – there is no such thing as a small gesture. If you had had the most horrible day, and found Yemanya’s loving face in your cafeteria’s table, a Holy Card peeking from under the serviette holder… would you see that as something small?

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About Spellwork: Answering Customer Questions

One of the questions I get more often from customers, is if they need to do something to improve the chances of success of the spellwork they get from me – as in getting spiritual baths, lighting candles, or doing prayers. As a general rule, my answer is no – I am the one who gets paid, so unless it’s absolutely necessary, I am the one who does all the work. But recently, thanks to a conversation with a customer, an answer has come to me, an answer I never thought of before.

Yes, there is actually something you can do to raise the chances of your spellwork to be completely successful, but it has nothing to do with baths, candles, or prayers. If you want your chances of success to be higher, you must believe that your Bruja, and the Spirits that work with her, are stronger than your enemy, or your problem. THAT really improves your chances, and in my opinion, bounces back on you very positively, because when you understand how protected you are by that trust, you will feel empowered, and more confident – which means, more able to beat your enemy, or your problem, since you will be vibrating at the same frequency than your spellwork does.

I completely understand why customers are distrustful, because there are so many scammers and lies – and believe me, I am not saying this because I do not feel trusted by my customers; quite the opposite. I am saying this because such trust is what my customers give me, and why their lives improve: they believe in me, and in the Spirits I work with, and that in return creates a connection that protects them and empowers them.

The sign of a really powerful Bruja is not being/looking frightening, or bullying people around, or causing superficial controversy and internet drama – those are just weak, fake badass people who need to create fear where they cannot create respect.

The sign of a really powerful Bruja is, never forget this, happy customers.

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Making The Right Questions To The Tarot

Just as important as having a good Tarot Reader working for you, it is to make the right questions to get the most of it. What I do is not for entertainment; I see my work as something entirely Sacred, and I take it very seriously. When I am working, I believe my Guides and Ancestors, and YOURS, are present during the work, adding information and guidance.

Customers who think their questions well, and who understand what the Tarot can and cannot give them, get much more valuable information, and better advice that fits their situation and needs. Below, I am giving three examples of the most popular questions I get, and that could be greatly improved with a simple perspective shift; I sincerely hope that it will help you make the best of your Tarot readings.

Oh, and as always, let me add – this advice only applies to me and my work as a Reader. Other Readers could have completely different opinions and experiences on the subject, and that’s totally fine.

Hypothetical Question 1: When will I get a new job?

What Is Wrong With It:  The “when”; Tarot is never, ever, good at giving specific timeframes, specially if you have no real options in your nearest future. Also, Tarot readings cover a specific time into the future, and not your whole life.

How To Make It Better:  Start by having an active job search going on before making the question, and ask something like: “Is there anything I can do to improve my job search?”, or “Which obstacles are there in my job search?”. The point of this is not only to avoid asking what cannot be answered, but also to give you actually valuable information that you can use to strengthen your path towards your goal.

Hypothetical Question 2: When will I meet my soulmate?

What Is Wrong With It:  As I said above, “when” is not a good request for the Tarot; and, more importantly, the concept of soulmate is something so complex, that it would take a full essay to answer just this question. There is not one soulmate, but many; there is not one chance for love, but many; some people find it, and some don’t, and that does not make the first people happier than the second. Some people find their soulmate, and still are deeply unhappy for other reasons; and above all, soul mate does not mean spouse/partner – your soul mate could be your friend, your child, your father or mother, anyone. And so on and on.

How To Make It Better: Find someone you like first, and make your questions about a real, specific person.

Hypothetical Question 3: Which deity should I worship/Which religion should I follow?

What Is Wrong With It: No one should make that decision but you. Whether if you feel a call to a specific religion or not, it is always a choice, and starts with your choice as the sign those deities/spirits need to acknowledge your relationship to them. You must take your time to consider the responsibilities and duties that come with entering a religion, but it is you who must always make the first steps to show your honesty and devotion. It is actually extremely rare that Deities/Spirits say “no” to a devotee. And believe me, this is the answer you will get in your reading every single time.

How To Make It Better: Make your own choice, approach your Spirits, and instead of a Tarot Reading, get my Guidance Service. I’m serious, it’s amazing :D.

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Canarian Folklore: Santiguado Hex-Breaking Ritual

About The Word Santiguado

In the Canary Islands, we speak a dialect of Spanish, so we have plenty of vocabulary that only we use, and that is very difficult to translate into English. Although I use the word Curandera to define my work and tradition, Curandera is only the regular Spanish term; in our dialect, a Curandera/o is called a Santiguador (male) or Santiguadora (female), a word that could be translated as he/she who makes (someone or something) holy.

The tradition of Santiguado (or, Canarian Curanderismo), as most ancient healing traditions, mixes prayer, ritual and herbal lore on equal parts. In a completely holistic way, the treatment for any illness is applied equally to body, mind and spirit, as we deeply believe that what happens in one of those areas always affects the others. Spiritual illness that is created by a curse, if not treated, easily becomes physical or mental illness; just so, physical or mental illness turn the patient into a very easy prey for parasitic entities and harmful magic. In this blog post, I will describe a hex-breaking ritual of our tradition in detail; after the ritual, you will find a message about the topic of hex-breaking, that I have written specifically for my customers.

Santiguado Hex-Breaking Ritual

Herbal Treatment:

  • A bottle of red wine;
  • Three eggs, laid on the day the work is done;
  • A handful of each of these herbs, fresh or dry: Tea (Camelia Sinensis), Lemon tree leaves, Orange tree leaves, Basil (Ocimum Basilicum) and Grapevine leaves (Vitis Vinifera).

The mixture is slowly cooked together until the wine reduces its volume in half. Once it has reduced, it is filtered, and then three stones from the furnace that are red hot are placed in the liquid to remove any negative energies from it. The patient must keep this mixture in the fridge and drink a small cup every morning, before having any other food or drink.

Ritual And Prayer:

The patient sits in front of the Santiguadora, a pot filled with water placed between them. The Santiguadora makes the sign of the cross continuously over the water with the right hand, while reciting the prayer below seven times in a row.

I have added the prayer both in Canarian dialect and English. All words between brackets on the English translation are added by me to make the meaning of the prayer easier to understand.

” Si en la cruz te mato, con la cruz me das vida, con el Espíritu Santo, y la Virgen María.

¡Oh Madre de los Remedios! ¡Madre de los pecadores! Remédiame lo que tengo, y quítame los dolores.

Cuando vayas a misa, y entres en la iglesia, ¿Qué es lo primero que rezas? Un Padre Nuestro y un Avemaría.”

If on the cross you are killed, with the cross you give me life, along with the Holy Spirit, and the Virgin Mary.

Oh Mother of all remedies! Mother of all sinners! Heal my ailment, and remove my pains.

When you go to mass, and enter the church, what’s the first prayer you say? A Holy Father and a Hail Mary.”

Then, the water is thrown away at a crossroads, saying:

Esta agua bendita, que te riego aquí, que te pongas buena, y no se me pegue a mí.”

This holy water, that I spill here, (for) you are healed (and so the ailment) doesn’t stick to me”

After the ritual is done, the patient must do something for the Spirits; usually, a mass at the town’s church is the tradition, on behalf of the Souls Of Purgatory (Anima Sola), but if the Santiguadora/Curandera has an altar, the patient can purchase candles, flowers and/or fruit, and offer them to the Spirits in the Curandera’s altar.

A Reflection On Hex-Breaking: To My Customers

I tend to give my customers as much agency over the Services they get done as I can, not only because I am not here to judge that, but also because I firmly believe that nobody knows better what we need than ourselves. I cannot count the times that a customer has approached me with the feeling of something going wrong in their lives, whether as the result of a curse or as the result of negative Spirit activity, and were completely right about it – actually, so many times that I do not request a pre-spell reading for hex-breaking work any more, unless the customer wants it.

I believe in my customers, because:

a) in the cases where the reading was actually done, only 1 out of 100 or less was wrong;

b) because I believe that it was their Spirit Guides who guided them to look for help;

c) because simply, I believe them. I have no reason not to. The people I work for have shown me, time after time, that they are to be trusted with such intuitions. My customers are not paranoid people seeing enemies everywhere; they are conscious, intuitive and empowered people using the Services I offer. Harmful magic is something very real, and its damage can be irreversible; they don’t take it lightly, and they know that neither do I.

So, if you are reading this, and feel that you may be under the influence of negative works or negative entities, please don’t wait to get help, and don’t try to fix it yourself, because you are not in the situation to do so. In these situations, it’s always one hundred times safer to seek help from outside, and allow someone else to fight the enemy. Someone who actually knows how to do their job.

And, please allow me to insist on this: people with grave physical and/or mental illness can also be the victim of harmful magic and/or negative entities, just as anyone – and in my opinion, even more, because their defenses are weakened. You wouldn’t believe how many times people with mental illnesses are just not believed when they speak about this. So, if you feel you are in any kind of situation where you cannot trust your own judgement, get a reading with an expert professional, and if you are right (which, as I said, it is very likely), get hex-breaking work done as soon as possible.

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Spiritual Work: Tips For Beginning Witches

This post is a short collection of advice for those who are at the beginning of their Spiritual practise. Most of it has come from the most popular questions I get from practitioners through my Guidance Service – I sincerely hope it helps you and inspires you!

About Growing As A Witch

· Right now, it is your time to listen and learn; there will be plenty of time to be the one who talks when you are more experienced, believe me. BUT, listen actively and keep your critical thinking well alive. Nobody holds all the truth.

· Be aware of the enormous amount of magic that’s already around you, and use it. Local plant life, local traditions, local superstitions, are all at your reach, and hold more power than you imagine.

· Just so, the traditions and stories of your Ancestry can provide a great deal of personal connection and power, whether if you live in the same culture/country as them or not. Explore them, treasure them, and then add them to your personal path if they work for you. Feel the love and strength of your Ancestors through them.

Please notice that I am not saying that you should not worship spirits that are foreign to you – if that is in your calling, it is totally fine, and I am the last Bruja that would judge that. Both your chosen pantheon and your local traditions can coexist without any conflict in your path.

· If your commitment to your path is true, there will be many blessings, but there also will be a lot of pain – and you must learn to see it as part of the learning process that life itself is. The path of the Witch will break you, transform you, humble you. It will take things and people from you. It will change the way you live, the way you think, the way you feel. It has to happen, there is no other way for it to happen – let it happen.

About Your Relationship With Elders

· An elder should always talk from a position of experience, and never from a position of superiority. There is a HUGE difference. No human is superior to you in any way. Choose your elders wisely, because there are already too many horror stories about alleged elders abusing beginners, and do not take any oaths with anyone you don’t trust 100%.

· Nobody gets to be an elder in a day, a week, or a year. It takes time, commitment, and devotion, for a  lifetime. Keep this in mind at all times, specially when you feel you are “behind” anyone. You are not, because your path is your own, and comparing it to others’ paths is just a waste of time.

· Be wary of titles – of taking them too soon for yourself, AND of those who take them by the dozen. Whoever holds a title will be tested by the Spirits to prove said title, both the beginners and the experienced, so never take this lightly.

· And, if you find an elder you trust and admire, cherish them. Support them in any way you can, and recommend their work to others in need. Be respectful and loving, and don’t treat them as your permanently-on-shift therapist.

Professionals: About Dealing With Them…

· Be wary of the word “intuitive” – more often than not, it means “I do not care to take the time or the effort to learn this (insert magical or divination technique here), so I am just making it up as I go”.

· Also, be wary of whoever that assures that deities or high spirits are talking through them. This is a very real red light for cult tactics. Yes, the spirits can talk through certain people at certain times, but that is not what I am talking about at all. I am talking about people who say that Saint Michael the Archangel is their guardian angel. I’m sorry, but Saint Michael has more important things to do than being a regular human’s guardian.

· Whoever uses the words assured or guaranteed when it comes to magic, is a scammer. Period.

· A professional should always be open to customers’ questions, and the answers you get from them should always make sense. While you must be respectful if your spiritual worker has any sort of secrecy wovs, that has nothing to do with having anything to hide, or with giving half-assed answers.

…And About Becoming One

· If you want to do this professionally, then prepare yourself as a professional and act like a professional. Giving life advice is something very serious; you are not an entertainer, you are (or must be) the embodiment of wisdom.

· For the love of God, learn business, marketing, taxes, accounting, and whatever you need to learn. Your customers deserve it, and you deserve it.

· Carry yourself with dignity and kindness. Pick your battles, specially online; 99,9% of times it is not worth the hassle. Do not wash your dirty laundry in public. Learn to keep your mouth under control.

· Take no shit from people, but remember that it is your work as a professional to help people understand who you are, and what you do. That alleviates stigma, educates people into higher forms of thinking, and helps professionals and customers alike. Be an example, and make us all proud.

And, if you need more advice on any of these topics, remember that my Guidance Service is always available at my website. I have been guiding practitioners for many years, both online and locally, and in my opinion and experience, it is one of the most powerful aspects of my practise.

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A Letter To My Customers: You Don’t Pay Me For Results

Custom Spellwork, 2016

From time to time, I get a message from someone asking me if they can pay for spellwork after it has been performed, and of course IF they see results. After so many years in the business, it doesn’t even bother me, and I can understand where this question comes from, so this is not a rant at all – but I thought it would be a good subject for today’s blog post, since people making this kind of question may be simply misleaded into thinking that what I offer is the promise of results.

The answer is very simple: of course, no. You don’t pay me for results, you pay me for providing a Service. I am not a fairy with a magic wand that grants wishes in exchange for payment, I am an Espiritista, and an Espiritista doesn’t have that power, or any. Results do not come from me, they come from God* and the Spirits. An Espiritista is only the communicator, the channel that makes sure that your petition is heard and attended.

And, this is something I’ve said again and again – sometimes, God and the Spirits will say no to your petition, and no human has the right to know why, because none of us is allowed to have such understanding of the future while we are in our incarnated form. Rules of the game of being a human entity.

The most obvious answer is that your petition will be blocked because what you have asked for is not good for you, and they are protecting you from further harm; but I am just as human as any of my customers is, and I understand very well how much it sucks to have your desires denied. I have had them denied too, and I’ve felt angry too, and I didn’t understand why, just like anyone would do. This is why I never take it personally when I get asked questions about results – because I have been where my customers are, and I understand.

Results are not my personal merit, because they cannot be. If you actually believe that a worker’s power decides with spellwork what your fate will be, you are assuming a passive position that I certanly do not wish to any of my customers. I want my customers empowered, making active decisions about their lives, and me just being the intermediary between my customers and the world of Spirits.

And believe me, being an Espiritista is a full time job, and more, much more. We are required a very strong discipline of personal work, meditation, long hours of prayer, purification of ourselves and our space, altar care, Spirit devotion, even diet restrictions. My work is to keep the channel for Spirit communication as clean and empowered as posible, and in this world, that is not easy. When I say I live the life of a nun, I am not exaggerating one bit. And of course, that includes no days off, no holidays and no excuses. Absolutely no excuses.

In what comes to spellwork itself, not only I have developed a system that gives absolutely every customer the same chances of success, I also take great care and pride in providing the absolute best materials for your work, to please and honour the Spirits as they deserve, and as YOU deserve. I grow and wildharvest all the herbs used. I make all the oils, herbal powders, salts, and any magical products used in your work. I buy offerings only from local, eco-conscious, cruelty-free sources. I purchase only the most quality candles and incenses. And so on – when it comes to the work I perform, there is no detail left to chance, and no shortcut.

And those two points above is what you pay me for. You pay me for my level of dedication and devotion, and you pay me for the best Service you can find – and in my opinion, those two points are proved, and my prices are extremely fair for the level of skill and dedication I provide. That is my merit, and not results.

One final note: nothing speaks of my work like the words of my customers. If you want to read testimonials from them, and see what their experience was, you can do so Here.

*Note to the use of the work God: I don’t add any specific characteristics to the word God, because I am way past that kind of thinking. Feel free to add those characteristics yourself when you read this post, as per your own idea of what/who God is. For me, God only means the Spiritual Force that is above the Spirits.

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Talking To An Artist: A Short Reflection

Garden Harvest, my latest watercolour work.

Personally, I would never get offended by it, and I know that when people say it, it comes from a place of true admiration, but when you talk to an artist, you should avoid the words “talent”, “blessing”, “gifted”, or anything similar.
 
Why? Because there is no such thing. Good art is always the result of hard work, dedication, and sacrifice, and nothing more. There is absolutely no gift, no talent, no blessing – actually, it is quite a frustrating profession, specially when it comes to selling and promoting it. When you talk about gifts, you are erasing the hard work, the many years of practise, the sacrifice of devoting time and money to your art when everyone around you is enjoying their weekends, their holidays, their time off.
 
In what applies to me, I am doing my art on top of managing my own business at Bruja Carolina (and being the only income bringer at my home), on top of a chronic illness, and being completely self-taught. As I said, you would never offend me with such a compliment, because I am a big girl and I completely understand where it comes from, so this is not a rant or a complain – but I will not deny that I would much rather hear other kind of comments.
 
Don’t tell me I’m good, because I know that already, and I don’t care if it sounds prideful, because I have many reasons to be proud, all cited above. And, to be honest, compliments should be for the art, not for me
Tell me what the art makes you feel. Tell me what it brings to YOU, what it inspires and wakes up in you when you see it. Tell me what the painting is telling you, not what you think I want to hear.
 
And AGAIN – always, always, thank you for your comments and support. That DOES matter. A LOT. <3 <3 <3