Category: Personal Writing

The Storm is Already Here || Life Musings

The Storm is Already Here || Life Musings

I read through an article written by John Beckett on Patheos today called “The Storm” and “Tower Time” – Simple Names For A Complicated Situation. It was written in June 2019, but it is interesting to see the correlations they have made between what is going on in the physical world versus the Otherworld. In his article, he discusses how, for many years now, a lot of pagans and spiritually-inclined people have felt that something was coming.

Altar Tour || My Personal Witch Space

I don’t often post about my own altar space because it changes almost daily. However, I decided to give you a tour of my personal altar space. This includes my worship altar for Brighid and my practical altar. If you haven’t already, be sure to listen to my most recent podcast episode about four types of altars or watch it on YouTube.

Etsy Shop Refresh

Etsy Shop Refresh

If you didn’t know – which I’m sure if you’ve been here for a bit, you do know – I have an Etsy shop. I used to host it here on my site, but some backend stuff left me uncomfortable with collecting sensitive data like payment information on my own site. If you’re interested, it’s because my current site host plan doesn’t allow me to have an SSL certificate so…that’s why.

Winter Solstice Morning Reflections 2019

Winter Solstice Morning Reflections 2019

Part of my witchcraft and practice, in general, involves the every day – the mundane. I put a lot of love into my cooking, baking, and even in my coffee. I am responsible for the meals in my home for all five of us – my parents included. This was part of an agreement that I made with my parents when I decided to quit my day job and stay home to pursue what I really love. Since I do all the cooking, it gives me an opportunity to put a bit of love, energy, or healing into my cooking regularly for everyone to partake in. Solstice cookies are no different.

Tension – and the Realization that Comes With it

I never realized how much tension I hold in my body until I meditated this morning. I’ve been having issues with my shoulders and neck causing me pain and stiffness – probably because of sitting behind a computer screen most of the day.

I’ve been trying to add a regular meditation routine to my day since I’m no longer working a typical 9-5. This morning, I specifically focused on letting gravity do its work on my muscles, and it was a real eye-opener. It took about five minutes for my muscles to even begin to relax, and that was just the start.

Once gravity started doing its work, and I focused on my breathing, I realized why my body has been holding so much tension. Besides the fact that everything is so chaotic in the world right now, and that affects me spiritually, but there’s a pain in my back that I hadn’t felt before. The muscle tension appears to have been protecting me from the pain, but I need to let it go. I don’t have a physiological reason for this pain other than the computer work, but it made me realize something else.

I need to do more to take care of this body that I’ve been given. Sitting behind a computer screen with no physical activity is not good for the body or the spirit, so that’s what I’m going to do.

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