Being an empath during this unprecedented time in recent history that is battling a worldwide pandemic called COVID-19/Cornavirus/Novel Coronavirus. This virus that we have not been exposed to ever is making some people very ill and killing a lot of them is very difficult for the human population in just about every part of our lives. Many people are having moderate to high levels of, hopelessness, grieving, worry, anxiety, depression, etc, and we as empaths can feel this no matter how strong of an empathic ability.
I am a strong emotional empath and have not been feeling well for weeks now to the point where my doctors had me do to different tests to make sure I did not have COVID-19. Thank the Goddess both the nasal swap and blood test came back negative. My fibromyalgia flare pain is off the charts, daily migraines, and reaching for sweets in place of dealing with what I was feeling, have a terrible cough, sore throat, and just want to sleep until this whole thing passes. I do know almost nothing in the USA will be the same as before COVID-19 and that scares me.
So I thought I had figured out why I was not feeling well at all and felt so weighed down when I stood up I had to have my knees slightly bent. My shoulders felt as if there was a huge weight on each of them. I could feel negativity literally bouncing around inside of me. Yesterday was the feeling that broke this camel’s back. It was a feeling of this is the simplest thing to pay a bill online but I couldn’t get it done.
Somehow I allowed energies in again yesterday, probably because my bubble wasn’t strong enough to start with, and last night the coughing kept me up most of the night. During this period of coughing and no sleep I came up with a solution with what to do with all the negative feelings of others no matter what they are based on. First and always smudge or however you cleanse negativity out of your sacred space your your are working this request in a clean environment. I proceeded to make the bubble I have around me very thick and sticky so the negative feelings stick to the bubble than I can gather them up and then banish negativity into the Sun, I use the Ancient Egypt God name RA, to have them burned up so they do not transfer to another person especially those who are sick, worrying about a loved one or grieving those who died.
To help protect yourself from everyone else’s feelings that are good and/or bad call upon the Goddess and/or God you feel most comfortable working with to wrap you in a cotton bunting full of their love and comfort. Next ask them to surround you in a bubble that will hold the negative feelings but strong enough that they do not get through to you. Then as often as you feel you need to banish those feels into the Sun do so. This will put you in an emotional void of all but your true feeling making it easier to deal with them. I used this to put my 2 familiars in separate from me and each other bubbles. I left a very minute way for my husband’s love which I found out yesterday was a mistake as we had a small tift and all that negative energy started bouncing around my bubble working itself inward which brought back all the bad side effects that I had before I put my bubble up. So as hard as it may be for you to cut all emotional ties with everyone in your life until you feel you have healed and are ready to go back to deal with everyone’s feelings from anywhere in the world Keep your emotional vacuum bubble in place. Now that negativity cannot attach to or be around you do a very thorough smudging of your entire home and either put up for the first time or to reinforce the blessings you already have on you home, After this collect up all the negativity and banish it into the Sun to be incinerated,
I hope this story and ideas for dealing with not wanting to feel other’s emotion helps at least one empath to reclaim their own feelings, to let your empathic ability to hibernate so you come back feeling better and stronger. If any empath wants to “speak” with me about what I have written here please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org I am in a valuable position myself because of being a strong emotional empath and can help the dead cross from this plain into the next and hear spirits talking to me I need to be a little selfish and not reading a venting email. You can still email you venting to me but please put “This is a Venting” in your emails Subject Line and then I will put it aside until I can read and reply to them. No matter how long you may have studied magic or what position we hold in our coven we are still humans with human frailties.
You to take if you want to – For my Sisters, Brothers, and myself I ask the Universe to help me send love, comfort, healing, and positive energy to each of you dear Sisters and Brothers and Others. May the Goddesses and Gods watch over you in this period of so many uncertainties and bring you through to the other side of “Stay at Home” in one piece mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. May you find at least one small thing that brings a smile to your face and/or a calming of mind, body, and spirit. Until we meet again Sisters and Brothers Blessed be.
[Not just for Pagan children that are homeschooled but for any Pagan child)
The world of homeschooling is dominated by Christians, and the majority of online resources are Bible-based. For someone who is Pagan, it gets pretty frustrating to find great printables that aren’t filled with Bible scriptures or Christian phrasing. So I wanted to create a resource for all of us who are parents and/or homeschoolers who are following other spiritual paths.
My purpose is to create pages that can be mixed in with other resources to add some Pagan terminology, ideals and history so that people can teach their children something that is uniquely Pagan.
I also intend to have selections of nature-based and generically “spiritual” material that could be used by folks who aren’t really Pagan but want an option away from the Christian materials as well.
I know that the term “Pagan” covers a huge range of faiths and beliefs, and I hope that I can properly respect them all here. My own path is more Wiccan and you’ll tend to see more material along that slant (lots of altars, Sabbats and pentacles!). I’d welcome any comments or suggestions from other beliefs so that I can accurately cover them. I apologize in advance if I have included anything that is inaccurate about other religions. Feel free to let me know.
So, welcome to Little Pagan Acorns and I hope that there is something here to help with your Pagan homeschooling and parenting!
Artemis, the archaic mistress of animals, probably dates back to Paleolithic times. Her realm is the wilderness, and her concern extends to all wild, untamed things. She presides over the hunt and is the goddess of hunters. Fiercely individualistic and independent, she remains apart from relationships to men. Despite her fierceness she is addressed as a healing and soothing goddess/. Protector of births, she alleviates the suffering of women in childbirth, She is also responsible for the initiation of young girls. Artemis is a wonderful symbol of female independence. She reminds us of the value of solitude and the importance of wild, unprotected places. She shows us those frightening places that bring healing even through fear.
Ix Chel is the ancient Mayan moon goddess who reigned supreme through out the Yucatan Peninsula, in southern Mexico, as far south as El Salvador for more than a millennium. She is also called the Queen, Our Mother, the White Lady, and the Goddess of Becoming. Although married to the sun, she is fiercely independent, allowing no one to own her: she remains free to come and go as she chooses. As a fertility goddess, she makes women fruitful and sends fertilizing rains to the earth. She is a particularity honored as a patroness of child birth and healing goddess of medicine. Like many moon goddesses, she is the patroness of weaving. Ix Chel, like the waxing and waning moon. is comfortable with all sides of life. Her energy is midwife to our own creative ideas.
I bought this oracle deck because it called to me as a way to bring Mother Earther or Gaia or any other name of names we know this wonderful planet we live on. Gaia gives us unconditional love no matter how much humans disrespect her in a mirid of ways.
This card Gaia – Nurturing from, the Earth Magic Oracle Cards by Steven D. Farmer, tells me Gaia loves us unconditionally no matter how much humans disrespect her through too many people to us overusing natural resources through too many ways to list here. So let’s go with some highlights, not enough open space left in the “first world counties” to grow enough food to feed their overpopulation, and in “third world countries” where there is drought caused by too many manmade structures built on other parts of Gaia that causes the natural order of rain, evaporation of moisture to bring much-needed rains to fracking to over-harvesting medicinal plants, fungus, insects, etc that grow in the rain forests and or places to throwing trash where ever they are at which causes wildlife to live unnaturally using things such as plastic to build nests or trying to feed a cigarette butt to their offspring. to places using the oceans, other small and/or large waterways to dump garbage collected for the overpopulated cities or people just throwing things overboard to thousands of other big and small ways we rape, pillage, overuse and disrespect our beautiful, all-loving Gaia.
Ask yourself this question and really think about an honest answer you give yourself and to the younger generations following us. What should we be teaching not just from books about how Gaia, the waterways (this includes any kind of pond, stream, river, sea, ocean, etc) and the air we and they breathe but also how we choose to be part of the solution in helping, honoring, and most of all living in harmony with her. Or are you going to be part of the problem of continuing to use up Gaia’s many resources she gives us freely as well as lovingly? Or are you somewhere in between these two positions?
Remember we are the key to changing so we can live in harmony once more with Gaia
Not only have we raped, pillaged and disrespected Mother Earth for centuries upon centuries, in the last approximately 8 decades human kind found a way to make the outer atmosphere and Our Lady of The Moon’s surface a garbage can. Now a company wants to put about 200 more man-made satellites encompassing Mother Earth from space.
I may not have an advanced degree in science but I do have common sense. In my opinion “Global Warming” may not be as bad as it is if it was not for the fact that our Lord Sun God and Lady Moon Goddess cannot work in harmony and in tandem with Mother Earth as well as with each other with the garbage many countries and a few private citizens have left just floating around until they lose momentum and than fall somewhere on Mother Earth when they piece of trash can no longer maintain its orbit around her.
So I plan to write to the company mention in the link below to ask what impact blocking more of the Sun Gods rays from making it into our atmosphere. How is he suppose to help nurture all living things on Mother Earth? How is our Lady Moon Goddess suppose to work correctly to bring the tides in and out among other things?
Mother Earth, the Sun God, and Moon Goddess love all living things and creatures living on her with unconditional love providing many things we as humans, flora, fauna, animals that walk or slither or fly or swim need to continue living. How soon will more species go extinct because of the way humans treat a planet we should protect and live in harmony with? Actually if I was Mother Earth, the Sun God, and Moon Goddess I would have wiped out all humans as soon as they quit living in harmony with the energy flows of Mother Earth, chalk it up to a very bad experiment and start the human race again from caves with little nudges to love the land as unconditionally as it loves us. I would hope the Gods and Goddesses the second or third time around, as we can gather from written history of the times humans were almost completely wipe off the whole of Mother Earth, to develop advance space travel without leaving waste and many other things such as never allowing a fossil fueled automobile to be invents but only an electrical ones, to use natural ways to heat our homes or cool them off, mainly to rebuild civilization that is hand in hand with keeping Mother Earth as clean and pollution free as possible.
Please do not take what I am saying here as I would not miss some of the modern conveniences that we have I am not ready to go live “off the grid” somewhere but I just wish we would fine alternative ways for them to run. Although in some ways I do like the thought of being some of the first people to populate our home planet that still to this day try their very best to live in harmony with all living things we share the wonderful planet with. I am looking forward to when my husband retires in a few years of moving to a place where we can live in closer harmony with the land and all living things.
Dionysus fertility festival in the streets of Athens last weekend. Looks like the ancient Gods are finally returning home along side diversity and freedom of religion. I realised this more so with my last visit.
I would love to see some posts from our followers of retuning ancient festivals in their region.