During my morning devotionals a few weeks back, Durga opined that She'd also like some tea, thank you, but tea of Her own, not to share, would be appreciated. I commissioned a tea made for Her from Mia over at The Forest Witch, and she came up with this blend for Durga. It is beautiful, … Continue reading Tea for Durga!
This is a common refrain here on my blog, but I think it's important. Once upon a time, when I was a baby pagan, I was in awe of the people who'd been doing things for what seemed like a long time, who seemed to have their shit together. With experience under my belt, I … Continue reading Keeping It Real: Insecurities.
At a glance, my relationship with Poseidon might seem one-sided and focused mostly on me. Our path together emphasis my journey with compassion, my struggles with awareness, my healing and development of healthy, sustainable coping methods. We focus a lot on how I spend my time, we talk about projects I'm working on, or where my regular Reiki sendings … Continue reading To Bear Witness
Hail, Poseidon, Lord of Horses! I sing Your praise! Hail, Poseidon, whose thundering hooves shake the very earth. From Your seed did the horse spring, From Your virility and Your generosity did this noble creature rush forth, Companion to humankind, and so often, so awfully abused. Shelter them, oh my Lord, for Your embrace is … Continue reading Poseidon Hippios 2015
Staring at this topic, I think: how am I going to write this? What am I going to write about? I think: I'll go to the dictionaries, get some working definitions, and talk about how those definitions inform my path. I'm thick in some more academic focused books right now (Osun Across the Waters, edited … Continue reading Knowledge, Wisdom, and Gnosis — TPE March Week 1
Need drives me. I'm not special in that; I suspect that need drives a lot of people, when (heh) the need arises. Holding what I know of myself (I'm not driven by want or by interests -- I'm more gentle in my approach when I'm writing regularly or when I'm knitting) and thinking about need, … Continue reading Nauthiz
Oh, did that get your attention? My bad . . . It's a timely topic though, right? We've just had Valentine's Day (and while it's not a holiday I celebrate, it is a holiday that's thrust into my awareness, thank you Retail Reality); Theogamia is staring us in the face, Anthesteria is right around the … Continue reading Sex!
Somewhat recently I was listening to an interview with a Catholic nun during which she spoke of Psalms. More to the point, she spoke of the belief that, when a Christian calls out to their god, when they reach out in need, in pain, in suffering, their god hears them and reaches back. The sister … Continue reading My god is an awesome god (The Pagan Experience, week 3)
(I mention the migraine because it makes a difference in my writing quality. This post is raw, and it's unedited, and it's mostly for my own record. You've been warned 😉 ) I've mentioned in previous posts that I'm finding a host of small things coming together, adding weight, one thing on top of the … Continue reading Musing on those small things — but with a migraine!
Long-time followers of this blog will know that, in sharing the ups and downs of my path, it is incredibly important to me that I keep shit real. We as people are encouraged to write about the good things, to talk about the good things, to share the positive stuff, to put a positive spin … Continue reading on Compassion and Setting Boundaries