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Stitching, knitting, weaving

GetAttachment.aspxSTITCHING, KNITTING, WEAVING

I do almost none of the above in the material world. I do a lot of it in the Otherworld. I have dreamt the whole night about stitching and re-stitching a problem in my life until I had “patched” it up correctly. I have worked on “untangling” relationships and “ironed” and “smoothed” out hurt feelings. Stitched beautiful clothing of love, protection and happiness into the dresses of my daughters. Mostly all in the Otherworld. In this world, I lack the precision and patience to create those beautiful works.

I do almost none of the above in the material world. I do a lot of it in the Otherworld. I have dreamt the whole night about stitching and re-stitching a problem in my life until I had “patched” it up correctly. I have worked on “untangling” relationships and “ironed” and “smoothed” out hurt feelings. Stitched beautiful clothing of love, protection and happiness into the dresses of my daughters. Mostly all in the Otherworld. In this world I lack the precision and patience.

This is an area of my shamanic self that I need to investigate more as it is a natural, semi-conscious and unconscious tool I use to solve problems and enhance spell work.

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Verifying your Witchcraft

ImageSometimes being the social creatures we are we can forget the purpose of why we are a witch. We can get lost in the ritual of our path. Or lost in social etiquette. But our purpose is to create an outcome from our intent. Whether that request takes place in the kitchen and hearth, or coven under the moon or muttered quickly at work. We believe that with a focused mind, intent and belief, we can bring about our requested change in the universe.

So for Verifying your Witchcraft it’s simple. Does your witchcraft work? Do the spells you make, the affirmations, the request for abundance, protection, healing, or banishment work? If they do then take a moment to be grateful that you have a found a path which works for you. That you are able to transform your world and take on the responsibility for your personal actions.

If however your magick doesn’t work, then take a moment and try to discern when it does work for you. In a full coven? In solo with nature? Just Esbats? Just celebration days? Perhaps when you are happy?  Maybe it only happens when you are exercising and not with your coven. It is important as a witch to know when your spellwork will work for you.

So, One. Figure out when your witchcraft does work. Two. Then use it to your best advantage. If you are really good at one discipline, lets say protection. You can try to reframe your needs under the protection umbrella. Example, you are having a health concern but normally healing is not one of your strong suits. Then try to do healing through your strong suit of protection. “Protect this leg from any further harm, protect this body by making it strong.” And create a whole protection ritual around your leg.

Another example could be you are a fantastic healer but are horrible with abundance spellwork. then reframe your rituals or spell work for abundance into your healing mindset. Substitute how you would heal a broken leg or a sore back with “a broken piggy bank” or  “a torn wallet”, so money will not disappear or “fall out.”

And three. What you are not good at find people who are good in that discipline and learn how it works for them. It does not mean that it will work for you the same way.  But the more you learn, the more options you have to try. And have fun. Laughter can release a lot of great energy and joy can be a great reward all by itself.

Queasy feeling about going back to school before labor day weekend

I really do not understand why I feel this way. Unlike many people who grew-up in a small town or the mid-west where Labor Day parades and faires are a much-loved event. I grew-up doing basic boring things on Labor Day weekend wondering why there couldn’t be anything else on TV other than Jerry Lewis. Later, when we had a cabin, we would spend every long weekend there – in the woods. But school always started after Labor Day. And now for my kids it doesn’t. For a little relative of mine who is in an L.A. public school it starts the first weekend of August and even then his school day begins at 7:40am. Our kindergarteners here in California have a full day until two o’clock. They get no naps. In fact, the curriculum will tell you it is not kindergarten but first grade. It is not an introduction to class mates and school but to reading and writing and math. Oh, but I am digressing. I can understand that taking almost three months off for a vacation most likely is not in the best interest of  most students. I can rationalize and understand why school should (and does here) start before Labor Day. But every year when it does I just get mad and queasy to my stomach. No reason. I don’t even think it is about the tradition of it. Our family breaks all kinds of traditions without feeling “queasy.” It is not some pagan holiday celebration that my soul feels should be celebrated. But every year, I want to pull my kids from school and scream “get your hands off them until after Labor Day!” Anyone out there feel the same way? Or not? would love to hear about it either way.