June recap

My online 101 class starts soon. I was amazed at the response I had. I expected maybe 3 people, but I have 12! Awesome. I still have to load all the content and get it ready to send links out, but I will hopefully get that all done this week.

The little moon circles I was running took a break, but we’re going to start back up at the end of the month. It will be nice to connect in person again. I’ve been doing a bit or rearranging in the basement so I will hopefully make my temple space a bit more cozy.

June was so busy I didn’t get a chance to work on many craft projects. My Little Familiars did pretty well as soon as I launched them, I had several custom orders come through. I hope to get the foxes done this month and up in the store, along with some other kittens. I also have a few other plans in my brain, we’ll see how those work out. Right now it really comes down to having the time to sit and do things. The little man is teething again, and those back teeth are fighting him as they come in. Poor guy. So he needs many mommy snuggles.

I was lucky enough to take the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People training through my work. It was interesting to look at all the habits and see which I already did, which I needed to work on and which I needed to start. I am excited to put it all into practice. The most challenging part was creating my mission statement and looking at goals. I am terrible about goals and planning. I’ll have an idea and just go with it without sitting down to look at the full picture. Crafting my mission statement made me realize somethings were actually important to me that I hadn’t thought about. I’ve printed it and pinned it up in my cube to remind myself of all of this.

Litha was a non event really. I put an offering out, I did a full tarot reading for myself and that was it. I really do need to sit down and rework my Sabbat goals, they’ve gotten hazy with the little man involved.  I had some ideas written out, but then the computer died and I lost all that stuff. Time to redo and put them in my BOS.

I hope June was a good month for you all, are you ready to enjoy the summer?

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Finding the tribe

As my long time readers know, I left behind a large coven and large community when I moved to the United States. I have struggled in the 4.5 years I have been here to recreate what I had or to find like-minded groups. I am searching for something and I am not sure what it is.

I thought I had finally found it. My coven was small but it was slowly getting stronger. Then the past few months it very slowly fell apart. Not from drama or anything bad, just from us being at different points on our paths. We each needed something else. I won’t lie, it was a bit of a kick in the teeth. I felt like I was finally getting everything organized, I had finally re-written all my rituals and worked on all the things and was ready to have my tradition be born. I did my ritual, I set my intention and then it so very softly split apart.

As I sat in my temple space and pondered the nature of things, I realized this was probably a blessing. It lit the fire back in me to make sure I was working on my sacredness. Everything had been on hold while I was pregnant and now it was time for me to learn how to balance the mother and the priestess.

I was forced to re-think things. I stumbled across a free course run by Elle North and I enjoyed it. Ideas began to grow and then I found another free course run by Sora Surya No. I am currently working my way through the content and I am feeling so zen. The videos and discussions with these wonderful woman is reminding me to find the sacred within and how to keep the sacred in my business.

Granted, I don’t have a business yet, but there are seeds planted. Little things I could offer to help offset the cost of daycare and all the bills. Living paycheck to paycheck is not fun, but the blessing of my son is worth the struggle. I am getting more creative at how to be careful with our finances, learning what I actually need vs what I want.

I am also learning how to embrace sisterhood through the net. How to live in the online tribe of energy we can all share. I am reminded that I am not alone, that I can create new connections and everything will come to me if I ask and am open to receiving.

Breathe in, breath out and connect.