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Circle of Witches

Lord and Lady, Thank you for being beside us as we stroll down our path. Remind us that that path is meant to be done at a dead run. The path is made to meander along and explore the joyous wonders of life that are all around us. Help us to see the differences between what is important and what isn’t. Help us to be happy with what we’ve got and not to worry about the things that we don’t have that are not necessities. Help us to obtain all of the necessities, including the necessities of the spirit and of the heart. Blessed Be!

From: Circle of Witches

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As Above

The thing that baffles most people is simple why or reason. We usually can figure out how, or what, or who, but the sparsity of why beckons humans to run to a corner and demand an explanation.  Within the definition of many institutions we can find our corners more narrow or broad respectively,  never the less, humans place themselves in these corners whenever they ask why or desire a reason.  But, is it wrong?!  Surely, there are people who don’t dare as question what is.  They generally “go with the flow” and, often, are a bit dull.  They are what I call “room fillers” because they are important for the energy and essence of human beings as their sheer simplicity and naivety counter acts the luring harps chords of reason.  It is the desire and envy that become the definition of “wrong” or anti-human aspects.  And, I mean these aspects to be of their extremity.  Should naivety be questioned for it’s severity of participation in humanity it is only less disarming because it creates a type of anti-naivety by simply being what is.  Whereas, desire and jealousy in their aspects do create a sort of anti-desire, which is repulsion.  And, it is in the creation of the antithesis of the negative aspects of these human quests that provoke yet another possibly destructive aspect.  This is why reason becomes so delicious, because it can never be tasted even to the point of gluttony or negativity.  We can not know too much because we do not know too little.  It’s in the balance of creating our corners that keep us safe from the reality of how much we really don’t know.  And because of this, we’re often surprised by the dark aspects expressed by others because from our corner of knowledge we attempt to project and expect goodness and light therein.  When a girlfriend leaves for another or a child is abandoned, we stand in our corners and demand or cry out “why?!”.  “Why do you not love me?!” “Why god did you let this child experience this?!”  Most people find reason in a greater good, or higher purpose.  And this is precisely my point, that in knowing we find what we don’t know, or can’t know.  When a solution or institution or reason surface our awareness,  it will simply entertain more of what we don’t know.  Humans that live in the naive contentment of the unknown are not burdened by their inability to satiate any resonating desire or hunger for knowledge.  In their corners, the corners don’t exist or are entirely boxed.  It’s really a matter of knowing that there can not be corners or boxes within reason or the why, and, thus, in their simple existence they’re never panged to seek nourishment because they don’t feel their hunger.  It exists.  It is a natural part of humanity to wonder why and find reason, but I believe we can chose to entertain what we want in our corners or what may stab us in the back later.  The balancing line of the known and unknown, defined by the life and death of awareness, constructs the necessity for institutions, friendships, and hope.  All of which are below.

Not in this picture haha.  No, this is a picture of me wondering why the past never happened, and the future will never come.  I looked at my jewelry and the hole in my back and realized I had been in my own corner with blinders to truth.  But, there’s no excuse because I should have known that the natural order of things would lead the least expected.  Though if I were to have known what would have happened then there wouldn’t be aspect of the need to know.  With necessity, we are full and nothing needs us.

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Altar States

I wanted to share my llamas altar. We had a wonderful time working with fire and bread though an unfortunate event during archery. The tip on the arrow broke. I felt it symbolic of all things that reach a pentacle. The tip breaks. Do you discard the stick or turn it into a wand!
Now to begin the falltivities! We will be working through “Circle Round” by Starhawk, Baker, and Hill, as a curriculum for “religion class” and “Celebrating the Great Mother” Johnson and Shaw. Though we practice daily earth living, I believe and educated child is open minded child less likely to be surprised by differences and prone to harsh or even light judgements that are unnecessary. The phrase “knowledge is power” is an understatement. We should assume knowledge is intent, feeling, and action then we have knowledge as power. Llamas with my family encouraged the methodology of the god energy to find its way into my expressions and in this manner we will examine paganism as an institution. Ha! Yes, I see the irony there. For parents seeking pagan homeschooling advice and practicum, gather “Pagan Homeschooling” by Kirstin Madden. Though a lot of suggestions are out dated (website shut down for example), she offers a guide to find the material by giving examples to squish into the search engine of your dreams! This book is simple and helpful! Thank you god for your seed of thought and firey passion to proceed though, myself, with the feet of Athena! May we be always in love.

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Chamber Series and Crafts

So I have begun the next batch of chamber series pieces and began to wonder what people use them for! I myself love the idea of carrying around charged herbs or a tiny pebble or even a whisper. But, I’m wondering when alternative jewelry will become more variable and trendy! I’m trying to make alternative and slightly religious jewelry with more fashion awareness implied, but I also like the beauty in the antiquated satchel or medicine bag! So it’s time to get back to work. I think if we had a way to carry around our beliefs we could raise energy and hope via trendy transportation. And we all know that incorporating spirituality in day to day life makes us all more happier, connected people! What we put on our bodies matter: so a spritz of parfumerie or a dab of jasmine oil, charged with hope in on a petal in a chamber! No more shoving it in your pocket hoping your craft doesn’t get squished and energy dismembered, rather something proudly displayed and visually appealing. Good looking and good feeling that is my hope!

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Grave’s Disease

The pain in the side for us all is the affliction of choice.  But, I wonder at the consequences of things beyond our control.  I did some energy work last Sunday; a calm, peace bringing candle work.   Though my room was blissful and suddenly my heart found a new, simple path of purpose or choices. Monday I was vomiting insanely until wednesday.  When by friday the symptoms eased save for the pain in my side and middle railed between my nerves screaming, I ran my happy butt to the doc.  He said that it’s probably my Graves Disease initiating an autoimmune response causing my pancreas and gallbladder to become irate.

To what extent? I don’t know: the testing process is still in action.  I couldnt figure out the consequence of my energy work.  Because like all choices, there are always consequence.  I don’t believe that the work of peace has claimed my organs as a penance rather I’m thankful that I am relaxed enough to see and act on this new experience. However, there is an issue of responsibility and consequence that resonates in any choice like any spell or energy work.

One thing I’ve learned is that though you can raise or lower energy to become something useful, you can not change the outcome with out first changing yourself.  If you’re on the road to alcoholism there’s no spell to solve that until you chose to change yourself.  However, there is energy that will assist in helping with transitions.  Most often in assisting the change, we become complacent and inactive due to the manifestation of assisted change: something that was suddenly so difficult becomes slightly easier or clearer and so we relax.  This is no time to relax!  This is the time assess responsibility and to accept the consequences of past choices and future consequence.

Often in meditation and peaceful practices, we rely on their affects rather than our actions.  I highly believe that anyone can benefit from peaceful practices as they tend to less manipulate or infringe on our life: they relax us and tame us so we can process.  But like having that sip to relax because I couldn’t lasso my road rage, I could rely on meditation rather than choosing to accept responsibility for my struggles and the need to manifest change.  It is like we our digging our own grave with a heart for love and peace but a will strapped to the back of a Hearst.  There is a simplicity of responsibility that many religious practices fail to attend, so speaks the aisles filled with self help books.  We want the change, but how many people put into action responsibly that which they ask for?

Next blog I want to address how to access responsibility.  It only seems fair when I’m claiming laziness on behalf of myself and others! lol  I’ll give some tips on things that have helped me decide what I need to do actively and how not to take advantage of my meditation!


Holiday Blues

It really happens. Everyone is exuding glee an emitting sheer wintery bliss, I sit alone with a frost bit nose and not sure why.  It doesn’t make much sense, because this is my favorite time of year.  Not for the holidays, the chilly weather opens up the options in my closet and the accessories are limitless.  But this Christmas I felt as blue as my royal, velvet skirt.  The meaning of my actions whirled in my head, though I tried not to take myself too seriously. Then my mom gave me a book: “God’s Wisdom for Mothers”.  It wasn’t the joy suffocating be or the twinkling lights in airports blinding my eyes.  It was and is the simple notion of not belonging.  Whether because of loss of kin or Christ, Christmas seems to be a reminder for many of what we don’t have.  Some people over spend, others help those in need, and even those who have lost a family member feel the pressure of something missing.  Though my situation doesn’t compare to familial death,  I feel an immortal death from my family.  Will I be with them in the afterlife? I can only follow truth to the best of my ability.  But in the full bliss of Christmas, the tree doesn’t reflect it’s true meaning but symbolizes to me everything Christmas isn’t.  Melancholy, yes.  At least I got to wear a cute velvet skirt!

Sitting on an iron bench

Father winter wispers

My silk blouse gives the sun

A peak

Licking the wind on icy skin

Mother calls me home

My bones clatter down below

A wistle


B Craft

Blessed Be!  In this generation, people are more tolerant, open minded, and self conscious.  But at what cost? Let’s ask the church.  It’s hard when all of the things that have been crafted into the mind and spirit are realized as gimmick and game. Maybe people will throw things at me and boo me.  I don’t know.  But, the history of the Christian church has it’s own jihad repeating through out the years.  I don’t want to be a part of this history.  So, what will this generation generate?  I creep along the earth with other wondering souls searching for truth, but, again, what cost?  I don’t think we know or care.  Hm.  Anyway, I will whip my hands into the breeze tonight and seek which craft rings true.