Since the dissolution of my last group, I've been in deep cocoon. I have a lot of thoughts, have had a lot of epiphanies, but the one that is really working me now is that perhaps I have been searching for something I never really needed - a tradition to work with. Recently I had … Continue reading Evolution?
First Draft I sit made of burlap filled with sand an effigy of responsibility blue eyes like buttons twinkle with flat cheer mouth moving mechanically one hand neatly flat on the tabletop nodding saying The Right Things dying inside the other hand hidden below knows the truth clutching a sharp dagger waiting for the signal I … Continue reading burlap & sand
So I picked up a copy of Sasha Graham's 365 Tarot Spreads to give myself some structure in getting to know the cards again AND to pick up some cool new spreads. It came last night, so I got started with today's entry - the Bird's-Eye View Spread. The trick with this spread is that … Continue reading 365 tarot spreads: bird’s-eye view spread
I'm supposed to be using this month to heal some mental health stress-related issues but it's SO. DAMNED. HARD. Besides the fact that there's a lot to do for my consulting gig, we don't have much money this month and all I want to do is run back to the security of a "regular" job … Continue reading a month off
I read somewhere that our natural sleep cycle includes night waking and afternoon naps. Mine certainly does. If the rest of the world could get on board with that, I might have a chance at sleep sanity. But alas, it does not appear to be so. I realized this year that a lot of the … Continue reading illusive sleep
In the Craft, we are often taught that names have power. We choose names to become or to represent who we are. And sometimes there is a big enough life change that names change too. In my case, I've had two names during my 30-ish years as a Witch. The first name I crafted was … Continue reading taking a new name
Words are intention. Yesterday morning I posted about improv. Yesterday evening I reluctantly attended my husband's holiday party. Reluctant because I'm a hardcore introvert and a room full of people I don't know at a party makes me exhausted just thinking about it. But I went because he does so much for us, and he's … Continue reading thanks for the reminder!
Some people live a very scripted life. They go to school like you're "supposed" to, K-12, followed by four more years in college, work, get married, and so on. The script is written by various factors in society - you do this, you don't do that, and you get this reward and avoid that scary … Continue reading life as improv
This week there have been a few images circulating on FB that I found to be helpful in regards to bias in the news media. The first, I reposted. It looked like this: I thought it was pretty straightforward and helpful, even though they had to leave out SO many sites because, well, space and … Continue reading don’t tell me
That I'm still integrating things from my old Diaryland journal - the one I kept during the last year of Jasmine's life and the year following. So if you see something about anachronistic, that's why.