Imbolc Meditation

This is a cross-post from my patreon account. This meditation was written up and posted in my free posts. I have been pondering recording it and offering it up for my paid patreons.

I had time to sit in my sacred space today while everyone else napped. I lit my candles and opened myself up to listen to the goddess. Here is a meditation that came to me. You could read it out loud and record it so you can play it back later, or just read along and meditate as you go.

 

Get comfortable, close your eyes and breathe deeply. Feel your breath. Feel your body relax as you breathe in and breathe out. Sink into your meditative state and relax.

Find yourself in a small cottage. The floor is made of dirt and simple rugs. The furniture is plain wood and sturdy. The hearth has a roaring fire lit within, it is a cozy and warm space.

Sit in front of the fire and gaze at the flames. You feel yourself relaxing even more.

Get comfortable in your seat. Next to you is a basket, reach in and pull out an item. This is something that will help you creatively. Examine it. Do you already use this? Have you found something new? How can you use this to bring in more creative energy?

Hold onto this object and look back at the fire. Let the flames relax you as you ponder. As you stare into the flickering flames you hear the Goddess whisper to you. Listen to Her as She speaks. The Goddess Brighid is here. Her voice echos all around you as She tells you what you need to hear.

As you listen to Her words you feel the spark growing inside you. The spark of creativity. It was always there, but maybe it had gotten quiet. Now it roars to life and you are filled with purpose.

Your hands, your mind, your whole body vibrates as you listen to Her words. You are ready to do the work again.

Her voice continues to whisper to you. Soak up what She has to tell you. She reminds you that She is always within you. Hold tight to Her words as She says goodbye. Let these new visions fill you.

Breathe deeply and feel your body. With each breath you become more aware of yourself and the room around you. Each breath brings you back to the present.

When you feel ready, open your eyes. Write out what you heard if you feel the need. And now go out there and do your work. You are ready!

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The first tier is $1.00 a month. This gets you access to my basic feed, there are usually a few posts in this tier. tier 1Every little bit helps, so I appreciate all my patreons. Here is a snippet from a post I have done that falls into this tier.

I know that the Kemetic Orthodox explains that the Egyptians were not particular about who was part of their faith. Their religion was open so anyone could worship. I get that, but in today’s culture where so many things are appropriated I have begun to look to the gods of Europe and my ancestors. This may be part of why Bast has been stepping back. She has been with me since I was a teen, but maybe our path is splitting. She will always be in my heart, but my focus has shifted and I think she and I are both ok with that. ~When the Goddess Knocks~

 

The second tier is $5.00 a month. This gets you at least 2 posts a month and I try to save my deeper posts and meditations for this tier.tier2 Here are a few parts of posts from that tier.

How am I going to work with this word? I will make sure to pause at the altar when I am in my temple space to meditate on it and accept the gifts I have had. By practicing gratitude for the things I am receiving it will remind me to be open for more gifts. We are too good at expecting something to look one way and miss what the universe does give to us. ~Word of the Year~

I examined the arrow for a few minutes before I began to gently pull it out. I had to massage it free of my skin and when it came out of my body it was slimy. I carefully placed it on the ground and then began to massage the wound. Bowls appeared in my spirit hands and I used them to collect the liquid that was pouring out of the wound. Once I felt I had collected all of that liquid I placed the bowls next to the arrow. ~Spiritual Arrows~

While the idea of the Great Rite sounds lovely, many people have a difficult time giving it the sense of reverence it should have. I have been in circles where people giggled through it, or where it was done in such a flat tone it had no sense of mystery. It’s been a rushed part of ritual or a silly part, but rarely has it felt sacred. ~As the Athame is to the male…~

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I’ve been super busy at work and with the holidays so I haven’t had time to cross post my free content, but I will try to get some of those posts up here as well.

Welcome January!

Hello 2018!

I hope everyone had a fabulous holiday season. My winter break was quiet and productive. I sent the little dude to daycare for a couple days and had time to myself. It was weird. I think the last time I had a day to myself was back in November, and I spent all day making xmas gifts so it wasn’t really a day for me. Before that, well I think it was in 2016 that I had time to myself. Mom life.

I did some crafts, some ritual, took a nice long soak with a bath bomb. I also watched a bunch of Vampire Diaries, because I do love my vamps. It was nice. I will admit that for the first hour or so I wandered the house feeling a bit lost.

We did our usual on New Years. We stayed home and watched movies. Well, we watched a movie. Gone are the days of staying up late, we made it to 10pm.

I have a few new things made for the store so hopefully in the next week or so those will be posted. I’ve made a few simple resolutions, I’ve given up chips, I’ve cut back on my pop drinking and I’m exercising again. The usual stuff. Spiritually, I am going to try and keep better track of the moon phases and how I feel around them, and I will keep up with my journaling. I picked a word of the year again, this year my word is Abundance.

I’ve created a Facebook group for those who want to discuss spiritual life, feel free to head on over and join.

My patreon account has posts on it as well. If you are interested in becoming a patreon there are multiple tiers.

I hope you are all staying warm!

 

Full Moon 12/2

This is a cross post from my Patreon account

The full moon was this weekend and despite the teething madness my child is going through, I was able to go and have 45 mins to do my ritual. It has been several months since I have had the time and energy to go through a full ritual.

I am still working on tweaking my standard ritual format. As I did my working I made some mental notes of things I wanted to change slightly. As much as I love the idea of some of the things I wrote, I feel like they don’t fit a solitary ritual. I used to always do ritual in large groups so that is what I am used to working with. Being solitary, I still want my structure and ritual format, but I don’t think I need to have some of the complex parts. Growth is part of the path. Sometimes we have to let go of something or change it up. I will keep trying different things until it clicks.

The parts I have memorized are comfortable. They allow me to slip into my ritual state, breathe deeply, and connect. I am slowly learning the new parts and seeing how they feel. Once the circle was up I started with the LBRP. This centered me so I could move onto the rest of my work. You can find my thoughts on the LBRP in another post.

I have had a witches jar sitting on my altar since Samhain. I worked on charging it over the course of a week around Samhain, and then left it on my altar to soak up energy. I lit the tiny bit of candle left on it and let it burn out. Once that was done I declared the bottle ready for action and placed it in the spot that will be its home.

My last bit of work for the night was divination. I pulled some cards to read and then brought out my obsidian mirror. I was lucky enough to be gifted this beautiful piece a few months ago. Photos don’t do it justice, the silver mirror back twinkles in the candle light and the obsidian shines. Scrying is not one of my strengths, but I wanted to give it a try. My problems with scrying are around how I receive messages; they don’t tend to be visual for me. I hope that the tool will let me focus and then maybe I will connect in my own way.

I got comfortable and let my eyes go out of focus. There was the hint of something there, but I didn’t receive anything. I will keep working at it and see how it goes.  If you are interested, you can get your own mirror here.

I left my ritual feeling more grounded. I’ve felt a little flustered lately. The holidays mean I am a busy bee, I hand make most my gifts, I do a good chunk of the household stuff, and then we have the very needy teething baby. My brain has felt very scattered. Having a bit of time to focus and ground was excellent.

I hope you all had a lovely full moon! Happy December!

Giving thanks

While I am still having a difficult time wrapping my head around the fact that it is almost December, I did enjoy the Thanksgiving break. We made a delicious meal with the help of the tween, and had a nice relaxing weekend.

The little dude is teething again so he was a bit of a bear off and on, but we got through it. The trees were put up, ornaments were made, and I packed up several orders to ship out tonight.

I really do appreciate all of my customers. I started making my Little Familiars and ornaments this year on a whim, and the shop has done much better than I thought it would. So thank you!

I have several ideas in mind for next year, but I am allowing myself a bit of a break. I do have my own sewing to do for Christmas still.

I am so thankful for my family and the fact that we are mostly healthy. I feel pretty blessed every time I get a hug or kiss from my little dude or my husband. The tween and I have a pretty good relationship and I am grateful for that.

I have a pretty sweet work team. We have more fun at work than most I think.

Thank you to my readers for all the likes and comments! I appreciate you too!

Despite the crazy in the world my heart is full of love. So my thanks to the universe for that.

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The holidays are approaching and so I will be closing the shop on December 3rd until January. If you had your eye on something, you’ll want to grab it now. We are down to only 3 ornaments left in the shop. Tarot readings will still be available, you can send me a message through Facebook or Instagram for that.

I have had a few public patreon posts as well as some paid content. You can find the free posts over here and if interested you can hit the “Become a Patreon” button and pledge your dollar amount so you have access to the paid posts.

Enjoy the quiet before the Christmas/Yule season really ramps up!

 

 

Spiritual housekeeping

My altar is a mess these days. I have been working at it often, and I admit, I’m terrible about cleaning up mid project. Last night I was looking at it and decided this weekend I would take care of it.

Samhain is always a busy time of year. I did an office cleansing, 2 house protection spells and then my own divination and spell work.  And in the spirit of being organized I actually wrote out one of the spells I did to put in my BOS. That is something else I am a bit terrible at, getting my notes collected and put into order in my book. Usually I just staple them together and put them in a binder, but I am making an effort to actually transcribe things nicely. Otherwise, years later I find random slips of paper with half a spell and I can’t remember what it was for.

I re-read my tarot reading from my birthday. I find it useful to go back and see what the cards were telling me and doing a check in with what is going on in the present. There was a note about going back to basics and starting at the beginning. So I wandered over to my bookshelf and let my fingers run over the spines of my books. One I had picked up in a thrift store and never read popped out.

So I plan to work on tarot with this book Around the Tarot in 78 Days.  I’ll be sure to review it when I am done and let you know how the exercises are.  Has anyone else read this one? What did you think of it?


book cover for Around the Tarot in 78 days