I can’t remember where it’s from (if anyone knows, message it to be and I’ll credit it), but here it is:
Oh God, Oh Goddess, I thank thee for today
and for all that is wondrous and good.
For the sparkling ocean that lays in the bay
and the trees and the plants in the wood.
For the sun and the moon and the stars in the sky
and the grass and the earth on the ground,
Oh God, Oh Goddess, my spirit lifts so high
with your beautiful creations all around.
Ah! I love this :)
Mornings where it has stormed the previous night do not look like mornings. They look like perhaps they could be any time during midday. The air is colder. The energy has shifted and changed. The clouds looked different every time I looked at the sky. When I awoke from my slumber, they were monotonous wisps. Now, slowly, slowly, they are given low lights of grey. The wind picks up again. The atmosphere from bland to eerie. I walk just below the chaos of the clouds above with my canine companion. We walked as we do every morning. Through the wind, all I could hear was crows. Ominous and weary were their calls out to me. Turkey vultures hover above the entire forest. The wingspan of these scavenger birds is incredible. What do they see that I do not? Every bit of forest ahead is completely darkened and barely visible. The sky bleeds melancholy. It reminds me of the intense battle scene of a movie. Just before the conflict is to be resolved. And I wonder to myself if someone else out in this Midgard is facing that intense life or death moment in their life. Something entirely too weird happened on my morning journey. In the midst of my companion and I walking we come across this dog. Its face very familiar. We used to see this dog all of the time on said walks. It was entirely too old. Way past its time. Ten months have went by and we have not seen this creature at all. I presumed it was deceased. But today, we both see this animal again. It did not bark as it always did. It simply watched us. Still gazing eyes. There was not a threatening demeanor about it. Slowly we did pass this canine. It then walks behind us and just stands in the road and watches us still. Seemingly lost in a different time. Lost in wonder. Then we just keep walking, until its out of sight. Morning on this day does not seem like morning. It seems like a lot more. It seems caught up in this unknown conflict.
Wow, a half hour of energy work an I’m exhausted? Apparently I need to practice more often!
How to start on energy balls.
Take a long deep breath and focus intently. Block the rest of the world out and move with intent. Hold out your right hand palm up and flat. Pull the energy from the flow around you, with your will. Pull it into the palm of your hand. You will feel a sensation if…
Very helpful! I like this a lot
I was trying to find photos of my altars throughout the seasons but I can’t seem to find Ostara and Beltane. I’ll fix that next year. I may have all of my kitchen altars to post later. I really enjoy building altars and bringing a bit of the seasons into my room.
It’s strange to see my old altars come across my dash. I guess I should start gathering things for lammas.
The best herbal infusion for cramps and headaches ever! It’s just chopped ginger, about a teaspoon of turmeric, and lemon! I just twisted it into a coffee filter and poured hot water over it and let it steep for about five minutes. It was yummy and it worked so well!
My midsummer ritual and feast! Sorry it’s a bit late. I set up my sacred space outside, had a tiny fire in my cauldron, and did some luck spells. I had an offering of my homemade dandelion wine and butter and honey on toast: My feast was sweet white corn and a lemon pepper pasta dish with grilled asparagus and orange peppers. Also some watermelon juice on the side. It was a fun time and the food was delicious!
- ½ cup red lentils
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups butternut squash, peeled and ½” cubed
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ cup onions
- 2 tablespoons whole wheat pastry flour
- 2 tablespoons white wine
- ¾ cup veggie broth
- 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
- ½ teaspoon…
dandelions remind me of summer and warmth and happiness, even if they are just a weed
You know, the entire dandelion is edible :) even the roots! Its also incredibly helpful for bees in spring time! ;) i don’t know why people deem them as a weed!
Dandelions are my favorite flower! They’re so unappreciated! They’re like little tiny smiling suns brightening up boring lawns, and people have the nerve to call them weeds! They’re happy little nonconformists, and resilient as heck, too.
Plus, ya know, wishes. TONS of potential there! As a pagan, I’ve always regarded them as somewhat magical. In my own eclectic practice, they’re kinda a go-to herb for wish-fulfillment type spells. AND they can be really symbolic in literary situations, too (Fahrenheit 451, anyone?)
Also, have you ever seen a bunny eat a dandelion?! We used to have a bunny, and she LOVED dandelions! And sometimes when she ate them she would start with the stem, so at some point she would just have this adorable little yellow poof hanging out of her adorably little bunny mouth and it was the cutest thing ever in the history of anything!