Social media used to be for community, to bring people together. Now it's full of influencers and marketers. It's more difficult than ever to create a community around common interests.
I watch my daughter in any social setting and am immediately amazed. In no less than 5 minutes she has five new friends and they play like they've known each other for years. It makes me wonder why we as adults may have a hard time making friends, fitting in, or feeling seen.
This topic has been on my mind for at least a week now and I have honestly hesitated in writing this post. I know some people are going to be upset. Some people are going to scream but you have to be inclusive to EVERYONE and honestly, I'm just not here for it anymore. To be fair, this idea didn't just pop into my head. It was sparked by a tweet I saw from Oregon Wood Witch and from there it just spiraled into a mess of thoughts that I haven't quite been able to wrap my head around.
As I get ready to sit down and complete my monthly readings for myself and my patrons, I felt the call to sit down and write. I'm not sure what's going to flow from my fingertips this morning, but since I'm not currently working on my book, I guess I just needed to type.
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.
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.
I'm trying to find the good in this month, so this depth year update is interesting...
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.
This is a super long, but super rambly, depth year 2020 update. You can either read about it, download the transcript, or watch the video!
Note: This post is a series of posts regarding shadow work, personal development, and facing our inner-self. These posts will be raw, personal, and unhinged. Most will have some form of content warning at the beginning. CW: sexual abuse, self-harm, depression