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
I've talked about it before, but I needed to get a baseline for my depth year. I want to delve deeper into my spirituality but also take way more time for myself. I can't wait to bring everyone with me on this journey!
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…
It's Thursday, and I'm supposed to have any thoughtful post for you all today, but I don't think I do. So, I'm just going to write and see what happens.
However, I've been thinking about this forced silence this morning and what it might mean on a different level. To be silent. Normally, in the witch's pyramid, that means to know when to keep quiet about aspects of your craft and how you practice. What does it mean here?
I woke up this morning with a strange feeling in my gut. I wasn't sure if it was the food I had the night before, but when I looked out at the fields below my house, I realized that it was much bigger than that.
The air of Autumn hangs heavy in the air. The chill of the morning frost kisses my skin before the sun has risen in the sky. Amber and gold sprinkle the horizon - the colors of fall are arriving for their fleeting moments, soon to be overtaken with the barren stillness of winter.
With the Autumn Equinox now past us, I hope you have taken some time to reflect on what it is that you are thankful for. The harvest season is not so much about physically reaping what you sow anymore, with most of us not growing our own food. Instead, it has become a season of gratitude - a celebration of the life we have and the ability to live it to our greatest potential.
Communication is important in everything that we do. Whether we're communicating with a boss, a family member, a child, or a friend - we need to be able to openly say what we feel and think. This is true in our mundane lives as well as our spiritual ones.