A Thought for Today

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I have a bad habit of making things I need to do into a bigger project than they need to be. When I saw this in a coloring app my first thought was they’re talking about me. But now with having fibromyalgia I had to keep everything in my life simpler or suffer the consequences for pushing myself to hard. On my 61st birthday I made a promise to myself to slow down. The hardest part is doing half my household cleaning one day relax the next and than finish it up the next day. I don’t remember when the saying “Stop and smell the roses” became popular but I totally invited until my children were grown. Then I started taking a me day to do nothing at all maybe once a month, now I have learned to take one day every week to nurture myself

I realize many of you do not yet have the luxury of taking a full or even a half day just for yourself because work, children, and other commitments and duties. But try to find 1 hour a week, even if its broken up into smaller time segments to do something you really enjoy and haven’t done for a while like fishing, soaking in a hot bath, wood working, needle crafts (knitting, crocheting, etcetera), or just sit quietly meditating or listening to songs that bring back wonderful memories, basically what I’m getting at here is do something for just you because you deserve to treat yourself to some down time in your life no matter how hecked it is.

Blessed be dear ones.

Our Spiritual Path

what is your spiritual path
has it always been given
are you Nordic or Greek
or maybe even Egyptian
what does it mean to be pagan
what gods should you follow
are you sure you are a polytheist?
or maybe the temple of Apollo
are you considered a white witch
or maybe you are closer to dark
or maybe just a shade of grey
what is your bench mark
There are so many paths to follow
do you know which one
they say meditation works
but sometimes it is just a dry run
the god and the goddess
is what most pagans believe
throw in the wheel of the year
and a full moon to weave
some think about summerland
others believe they go to heaven
whatever it is you are thinking
i am sure you will find it pleasant
Dawn 9-10-19

Being transgender

Being trans

Some days are good
Some days are bad
Some days you win
Some days you are sad
Some days you are misgendered
Some days you are dead named
Some days you are marginalized
Some days you are shamed
Some days you are bruised
Some days you bleed
Some days you are stabbed
these things you don’t really need
Some days you limp home
Somedays you run
Some days for sanctuary
Some days for fun
No matter what though
The next day has arrived
You have to get up and go
You have to thrive
You cant let them win
no matter what they do
You have to live
You have to improve
We win by continuing
We win by living
We win by being out there
We win by FORGIVING
Jennifer 5-17-19

A Thought for Today

Time for Relaxation

I am not sure what the weather is like where you live but here in a western suburb of Chicago the sky is blue with puffy white clouds, we have a mild temperature and a slight breeze. Right now I am sitting in my backyard, that is quite and peaceful, my familiars were out earlier but decided to go back in.

This is Cleopatra. My 10 1/2 year old Miniature Pincsher.

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This is Starbabie. My 7 1/2 year old Chihuahua.
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When I go in, in a short while my day of relaxing will continue with me getting in even comfier clothes to read and do some color by number pictures on a couple of apps I have or I my Goddess or Celtic into coloring books.

What are you doing on this great Saturday in the Northern Hemisphere?

What are you dog on this great Sunday in the Southern Hemisphere?

Until we meet again blessed be dear ones!

I Am Still Commit to Coven Life’s Website and All that Goes With It

I know my posts have been few and far between lately. That is something I will be changing as of tomorrow morning. As I am the only person posting to 2 websites, one of which help pays the costs of both of them, I’ve unfortunately let this one kind of slip so I decided I will do the post or posts on here first before starting all the ones on WOTC. This way my brain won’t have melted from being at the computer to long. WOTC posts take anywhere from 2 to 5 hours depending on what I want to post on there but as it pays the bills I need to keep those readers as happy as I try to keep the great people that read CL posts.

So I will see you maybe not so bright and bushy tailed but still excited to start posting on my original website again.

Until tomorrow blessed be sisters, brothers, and guests.

A Thought for Today

I pulled this from an older post because it fits with my post of yesterday.

We can help the most by showing society we are peaceful, loving people just like everyone should be.

We can help be leading by example living in harmony with Mother Earth and doing all we can to help her heal. Such as recycling anything we use that has that option, pick up others track including cigarette butts when out for a walk or hiking. Use earth friendly laundry soap, liquid fabric softener, dish soap, body soap (bar or gel), shampoo, paper products made at least in part with recycled paper.

We can help by saying hi or just smiling at people We walk pass or inter act with.

Please share your thoughts or things you already do to live in better harmony with all living things. Especially the talking humans who can really get under your skin.

A Thought for Today

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We are not some secret society that sacrifices babies or animals.

Most of us will never put a hex or curse on a person, place, or animal.

We respect the religion of others and do try to not condemn them or their beliefs or to force our beliefs onto them.

As Witches and/or Pagans we are usually much more intuned with Gaia/Mother Earth then those of “main stream” religions and there for respect and as much as we can to live in harmony with her and allthe living things.

Always take responsibility for anything you say or do. If you wrong someone it is your place to apologize to make things right again. Even if after doing this you decide to cut the person totally out of your life forever. We do not have commandments but we do have a Witches Rede summed up in 8 words

Do as you will, less it harm none

The “none” includes yourself, domestic animals, wildlife from the on, above, and under the ground, oceans, lakes, any water ways, that live and fly in the air, slither in the sand and/or crawl on top or below the ground and most of all another human. Once again take responsibility for your words and/or actions as harm maybe caused to yourself or others in many ways mentally, physically, emotionally or any combination of these.

As you do spells and/or rituals, if it is for others ask their permission first, keep in mind the Threefold Law as know as The Rule of Three. Remember this means any of your words and/or actions good or back will in someway come -back to you three times stronger then when you spoke unlikely or kindly, when an action had negative or positive consequences to another living thing. This is not a Witches law/rule just for spells but the path you walk daily.  Never do a spell that will take away even a miniscule part of another person’s free will.

I ask each of you reading this to stop a thinking for a couple of minutes if any of you actions and/or words were harmful to anyone you came into contact with in the last couple of weeks. If you have I challenge you to live by the Reds and Threefold Law to take responsibility for the wrong you did and give the person or persons a sincere apology.

May you find love, happiness, peace, and harmony everyday.

 

A Thought for Today

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This is me. If my doctor does not call me this evening my heart should be in fairly good shape. If she does call I will be asking you my dear ones for prayers and healing candles to be lit. As soon as I know something so will you.

I will get the Goddess Knowledge card up for you tomorrow.

Until we meet again blessed be my dear ones.

 

A Thought for Today

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Whether it is your family whose bloodlines you share or your family whose spirituality connects you always look for ways to strength your love and respect, to support another with words, a hug (20 second hugs release good endorphins making both people feeling better and happier), or just sitting beside them – face to face or virtually.

If not for my spiritual family I would not have made it through the first two years after my mom’s spirit crossed. My bloodline family, except for my children, grandchildren, and one second cousin, went back to us rarely talking. My love and devotion to my coven and the rest of my spiritual family should never be in question no matter what may happen they are my brothers and sisters the Great Mother and Father brought into my life for a reason. To the Great Mother and Father I am grateful beyond having words to use to give them the thanks and gratitude my heart holds for their gift to me.

My dear brothers and sisters know I am only an email away if there is ever anything I can do, even if it is just to listen to you vent about home, and family, work, the state of the world or how most people use and abuse Mother Earth and many if not all things living upon, under, and over her instead of in harmony with all living things.

Blessed be dear ones.

A Thought for Today

As I was taking a walk I saw two different rabbits and a mom and dad Robin Red Breast. My first thought is the spirit meanings that go with these animals and birds. Seeing a rabbit is a good sign for fertility especially if you are wanting to conceive. Seeing Robins are a sign of new beginnings and new life as in the Midwestern United States they are usually the first birds that come out as soon as spring begins.

Being 61 years old and all my children are grown and all but one has blessed me with a grandchild I am certainly not interested in having another child. So I spent sometime wondering why I had seen signs for fertility and we beginnings/new life. I also asked my Spirit Guides why I saw them. It was after asking for help in understanding that I began to understand why this happened.

Fertility can mean you are ready to be implanted with new ideas that as they grow they will bring growth of yourself usually spirituality and/or as a person in general. With this thought in mind I understood why I saw the 2 rabbits within seconds of each other and in a few steps the Robins.

I have come to a point in this lifetime of change and growth that will in some way effect every aspect of my life and the roles I have as a person, wife, mother, grandmother, and High Priestess.

The main reason for me sharing this is to remind you if you see wildlife, insects you usually don’t see, or even a reoccurring shape in the clouds paid attention to them because most of the time it is the Universe, a Goddess a God bring you a message you need to have.

There are a few different websites that will tell the spiritual meaning of an animal, bird, insects, fish, and reptiles. Witches of The Craft is one such website. Use the SEARCH box on the home page to find what you are looking for. I recommend checking more than one website definition as just like in everything every person express things they way they chose to perceive them.

If you want some help in figuring out what you keep seeing means you can make an appointment with me for a consultation. There is a small fee I charge when helping people read signs that are sent to them for whatever the reason is.

 

Blessed be dear brothers and sisters.