From CNN a 24 hours cable news channel in the United States. How can the USA be considered one of the richest, most powerful countries in the world let people and their families go hungry and possibly homeless by not paying them an honest day wage for an honest days work?
Lady Abyss and Lady Beltane ask that you open your hearts and wallets, even if it is only $1.00 or $5.00 USD you can afford to help those in our community that are not getting paid like they should be. You can make your donation thru the “Donate” button on the right side of Coven Life’s Homepage. A place will come up on PayPal to write a message in this box please put “For Goverment Employees.” Lady Beltane will be keeping a running spread sheet of who made the donation, the amount donated, and the person’s email address. There will be another spread sheet listing the people who have revived funds and the amount they received. Both of these spread sheets, with only the e-addresses blacked out will be posted weekly or sent to anyone that requests to have them emailed privately to them. You have the Lady’s Abyss’ and Beltane’s word of honor that every donation made by our combined CL and WOTC family will go to a USA employee who wages were taken away. 0
I also ask you send prayers up to the Goddess and her male Consort that these people find gainful employment to cover their bills which include but is not limited to putting food on their family’s table and keeping a roof over their heads. Light an empowered candle to bring positive everything back into their lives as quickly as possible. (More on doing this in another post)
A short rant follows:
The reason they are not getting paid is because of our messed up government starting from the top with POTUS trickling down through our US Congress and Senate and their sub committees that allocate funds. Oh yeah, that’s right there is no federal budget yet because the selfish egotistical man sitting in one of the most important position in the world, President of the United States of America won’t sign the budget because of wanting money to build a wall between the US and Mexico. I ask you Mr. President which is more important building a stupid wall or keeping the people who you are basically there over all boss paid so their children can go to bed in a home after they have eaten a decent meal? While we are on the subject of hungry, homeless families why is the US sending millions of dollars overseas to countries that aren’t even connected in anyway to the US. Don’t get me wrong I am all for helping people especially children who someday will be in Chafee of our great planet Gaia but we need to help those in our own country just as much as in the foreign ones. I ask you how is not paying US employees “Making America Grate Again’
End of rant for now but don’t be surprised if another one comes out of me
This is an update written by Jen to let you know how she is doing after surgery. I’m in all most daily contact with her and know she is grateful for all your healing energy, thoughts, prayer, and candles being lot for her. Any coven members if you would like to email her directly please write to me requesting her email address. So Here is her way of telling you how everything went;
It was a five hour surgery
Just a simple nip and tuck
A change in gender
Is what it ended up
I woke up in recovery
Cold as I could be
They kept adding blankets
Until I couldn’t breath
The pain wasn’t bad
The drugs were definitely good
I laid there to recover
As the nurses knew I would
I ran a bit of a fever
The second day of recovery
It never got real high
It just treated me roughly
The swelling wasn’t bad
The bruising was really colorful
The bleeding I couldn’t see
And the catheter felt wonderful
Left the hospital on a Friday
Yule it would be
I went up to Carmel
So people could help me
Spent a week in the hotel
Resting and recovering
There was an arbys near by
That was really quite charming
Got the catheter out on Monday
And felt a whole lot better
The dr did it on Christmas eve
And said it was her pleasure
A week in the hotel
Was all that I could stand
I headed for home
But there was no brass band
Been home for 2 weeks
Slowly getting better
A cat on my lap
And me wearing a sweater
I do get out of the house
To get the personal stuff done
A cup of coffee with friends
And many appointments to come
The prognosis is good
The healing is fast
I thank you all for the prayers
With all the hurdles I have past
I should mention that this post mentions the members and followers of The WOTC, but it also applies to anyone here. We consider every member of Coven Life to be part of our family. If you are effected by the current government shut down and we can get a fund up and running, we are more than willing to try to help you as well.
–Lady of the Abyss
I fully support what Lady Abyss says in this post. Remember Coven Life is WOTC’s sister site and we are just on big loving and powerful family
– Lady Beltane
Good morning to all our little snow bunnies. How y’all doing today? I hope you aren’t snowed in some place. Our weather forecasters amaze the crap out of me. I have found out with all the metal in my body, I can tell weather better than they can. Our “supposedly” snow storm pooped out! When we went to bed last night, I turned the porch light on. It was snowing like the devil, great big fluffy flakes. I figured this morning we would get up and we would have snow up to our rumps. WRONG! The only sign we have that it actually snowed and that we weren’t crazy last night is a shed in the back with snow on its roof. This is the second time this season, our weather forecasters have called for a “severe” snow storm to come through. Both times they have missed the mark. Don’t get me wrong, I am not complaining at all. I figure before the season is over, we will get hit with a 6 foot snow and won’t see daylight for a week. We are way overdue for a good snow storm. It seems around here, our weather runs in cycles. About every seven years, the seasons change. When the seasons change that is when you can expect bad weather. This is suppose to be the year our seasons change for us. This being the first of January, we are not out of the woods yet. So I guess I better keep my big mouth shut or else I will end up with a snowball in it, lol!
I have two things on my mind this morning, both of them have to do with the government. I know and you know, I don’t like to mix politics and witchcraft anymore than the next witch but….the government shut down has been weighing heavy on my mind. I am not going to play the blame game, whether it is the Republicans’ fault or the Democrats’ faults, I really don’t care. What I do care about is all the government workers that are not getting paid right now. I know as many followers and members as The WOTC has, there has got to be several of you who are currently being effected by this shut-down. I won’t play the blame game but I do think it is horrible to put the citizens of this country in the middle of this mess. I wonder how all the politicians in our country would like it, if all of a sudden their paychecks stopped rolling in. I don’t think they would. In fact, I don’t believe any of them could live the way most of us “average joes” do. I know what is like to live from paycheck to paycheck. In today’s economic, that is about all you can do anymore. You can’t save a dollar for a rainy day because something always comes up to take that dollar.
When I was watching the News (got to stop watching the News, it always gets me in trouble), I saw numerous people talking about how they were going to feed their children, how they were going to keep a roof over their heads and many more stories just like these. You know to live in the greatest country on the planet, this is pitiful and that is an understatement. It troubles my soul when I see these people because if the government don’t get its head out of its ass and do something, things are going to get much worse. People aren’t going to stand by and watch their children go hungry or lose everything they worked for all their life. I don’t believe the elected officials of our country would want a person like me for president. The first thing I would do is to stop their paychecks. If the American people aren’t getting paid, then they wouldn’t either. Hell, they would lose their minds if they had to live like we do. Plain and simple, they have lost touch with reality. They are playing politics with our lives.
There is going to be a poll at the end of this to see how many of you are directly effected by this shut-down. I want to know. I have a plan cooking in the back of my little brain and I decided it was time to act on it. I can’t stand by and watch potentials members of our family go hunger, lose their houses, can’t pay their bills or whatever else they need. I just can’t do it. My plan, and you can tell me what you think, is to create a fund for all those out of work right now due to the shut down and facing hardship. The funds will be donated from our members and others who are working and can afford to give a little to help others out during this crisis. And yes, it is a crisis. I know we have children going to bed every night hungry in this country and that is a shame. Now to add more children and families to that growing list, it is unthinkable. The money or donations wouldn’t even go into our PayPal account. I know Lady Beltane has opened a PayPal account for the magazine that is suppose to be coming out in a few months. I was going to see if we could use her account for this fund. Next thing after we get some donations collected would be for those workers in need to verify that they are government employees. How to do this, simple. Just email us a pay stub with everything blocked out, except the name of the government agency and the $0.00 balance you received on your last pay check. It probably won’t be much that we collect but perhaps it will help someone keep their lights on or buy a few groceries for their families. Everyone here has helped us when we have been in a tight spot, now it is our turn to return the favor. What I would like to know, would you be willing to help out our brothers & sisters currently trapped in the middle of political politics? Like I stated the money or donations will not go into our PayPal account, it will go into another one. We will gladly release every detail about where your donations have went and how and what they were spent for. Now will you help if we can get this up and running.
We have a very large family across the net, I know in this time of crisis we can pull together and help those who need it most. Just put yourself in their shoes, no money coming in, kids to feed, chance of losing your home, and there seems no hope in sight. How would you feel? I know how it feels and it is scary as hell. I want to know if this is something you would be willing to help out with? These are our brothers and sisters, proud Americans who are now political pons. They need our help and I am asking you, would you be willing to help if we can get this up and running?
This is just one of the things I wanted to talk to you about. The other I will wait a day or two on, it involves starting our own political movement. Yes, you heard right, a political movement of our own. I am sick of the way things are going in this country. I am sure most of you are also. It seems no one, Democrat or Republican, can get their act together to change things, so it is time for a new voice to be heard. That voice is ours. I will give you more details on it later.
Now if you don’t mind and have a minute, would you please take the brief poll below. It will give us an idea of how many displaced workers we have in our community and how much we are going to have to raise to even start to help them out.
Goddess bless our country and our brothers and sisters currently caught up in this political mess. Let them know they are not alone and we are trying our best to find a way to help them. Let them stand strong in their faith and in their brothers and sisters of The Craft.
So Mote It Be.
Lady of the Abyss
*After Thought* I forgot what really, really rubbed me the wrong way till I went back and read what I wrote. The other day I read that the government was giving their employees ideas on how to survive without paychecks. REALLY! I am going to call it what it is, “a crock of shit!” To tell people to have yard sales or garage sales, babysit, walk the neighbor’s dog or do handyman work, really! Are these idiots in Washington that far out of touch with reality? And how dare they tell these people that want to work and have worked for good money to go out and “walk a dog.” Who the hell do they think they are? I wonder how dear Chuck or Nancy would like to be told to “go walk a dog?” Nancy is not one of my favorite people. I would love to see that woman walking a dog, in fact, I would pay to see her walk a dog. She needs to walk her butt out the door with several others of those up there in Washington right now.
My friend just recently was released from the hospital after having a severe seizure. His name is Daniyal. If you could please help me send love and light and whatnot his way that’d be so greatly appreciated.
I was just texting with her and hopefully be talking to her later today after we are both through with physical therapy. Her surgery went great and she is not in as much pain as she though she would be. Jen said, “She should be released from the hospital either Friday or Saturday.”
Now is when it is important to send her love, healing, support, comfort, and positive energy. Something as easy as lighting a candle while asking as many healing goddesses and/or gods to help her to heal quickly and to keep the pain to a minimum.
If you want to send a message to her you can email it to email@example.com I am compiling all the messages for her in chronological order in one email and am also going to print them out to snail mail to her.
I no longer need prayers, candles, or healing energy right now because my knee is way more healed then it should be after only 3 weeks. I know this is because of all the healing you have been sending my. I deeply appreciate it. But now let us focus on our sister Jen.
Also Lady Abyss’ older Aunt broke her arm and dislocated her shoulder. I will find out her first name then edit this post. I ask that you send healing to this wise woman also please.
I went to the doctor today, only 2 1/2 day after surgery. He was surprised that I was healing so fast from the knee surgery. A HUGE thank you to everyone who has lit a candle and sent healing. I know it is because of your help that my knee is healing so fast and well. I still have a way to go before I heal completely so I humbly ask that you keep doing whatever it is you were doing to help me heal quicker.
Hopefully tomorrow I will feel up to doing a post or two instead of reblogging Lady Abyss’ post on WOTC. Although there are still a couple of more about Spirit Animals I plan to share with you through reblogging them from WOTC. I not quite up to doing research for posts yet because I am still having to take pain pills and drink my tea mixture to help with the pain which is intensified due to me having fibromyalgia.
Thank you for your love and patience with me while I was not answering emails or tending to the website.
Please read Lady Abyss complete message. Her spirit and heart are very sad and somewhat confused right now because she may have to choose between saving her familiar’s, Kade, life and keeping her website Witches of The Craft (a.k.a. WOTC). She has done so much for the pagan community as a whole to show the world we are kind, caring, loving etc people even if we choose to follow a spiritual and magickal path in The Craft instead of a mainstream religion. I ask you to please pray for her and her familiar Kade. To send them strength, comfort, and love. Please pray she finds the funds so she does not have to sell WOTC’s domain and thus her website to some stranger. Also, write her a short note or comment on this post on WOTC not here on Coven Life letting her know she has your love and support no matter what happens with WOTC and you understand that her familiars, Kade, comes before anything else. Write to her at firstname.lastname@example.org In the Subject Line put “For Lady A Only” that way no one else on the WOTC staff will open and read your private message to our wonderful, considerate, kind, and giving sister Lady A. When she started WOTC back about 20 years ago she was a trailblazer as very few if any other websites dedicated solely to The Craft were on the world wide web. I for one would hate to see her have to lose something she has dedicated almost 1/2 of her life to which has made it easier for those of us that have followed her over the years to come out of the broom closet and allowed myself as well as other pagans to feel safe starting their own website.
Now, this next part is our secret please check out WOTC’s store Magickal Necessities you may find something you would like to purchase or give as a gift to someone remember Yule is not that far away. Thank you very much for reading my addition and the post-Lady A shared yesterday.
I hope everyone is having a very blessed Wednesday. I wanted to talk to you about a decision I might have to make within the coming days. The decision involves my familiar Kade and this site or domain. It is a decision I have been weighing for several days now. I know some of you know a little about Kade but I would imagine others don’t. Kade is a cute, adorable Pomeranian and my familiar. I had one before him named Kiki for 13 years. She passed away in my arms several years ago. When she passed, it was one of the toughest things I believe I had ever been through. To this day, I still cry when I think about her. We had a very special bond and part of heart when into the ground the day we buried her.
“Bearinger Allan Edwards Fisher
5lbs 17in” proud parents Alan Fisher and Sariah Edwards. He was born Tuesday morning but Wednesday was moved to Newborn Intesive Care because he was having a very hard time swallowing. He is doing slightly better today but can still use all the positive, healing energy we can send home. Please also send strength and comfort to his parents. Thank you all very much on behalf of my entire family.
When I was walking to work this morning I was thinking how quite and scary it was with all airplanes and helicopters had been grounded after the terrorist attacks on 2001. When I first came out of work that day it was so quite as many businesses had closed and people were in their homes filed to the television waiting for updates from the three places where the terrorist had crashed jetliner into buildings and the field in Pennsylvania where passengers lost their lives bring down the fourth plane before it could crash on to capitol hill in Washington DC. There were no tell take contrails from her exhaust and the silence was unnerving instead of golden.
This morning I looked up into sunny skies full of contrails saw and heard the jetliner and helicopters. I stopped midstep and have a prayer of thanks that I had not lost anyone I knew on 9/11/2001. Then asked Archangel Gabriel to wrap all those affected in a negative way to be wrap his warm wings of comfort and love.
it also got me to thinking while we as a nation have been sick a big point of drawing attention back to the catastrophic event 2001 under the guise of honoring all the people that lost their life that day, or later from injuries they had sustained at one of the crash site. What about those that have taken their own life over the last seventeen years because of survivor guilt and/or PTSD. The family member’s the media causes to relieve that day over and over again so we as a nation can claim we will never forget the terrorist actions on our soil. Why should many men, women, and children who lost a love one and/or friend on 9/11/2001 and are possibly still under a doctor’s care for mental and/or physical or both things have to relive their nightmare they went and possibly still going through year after year? Please do not misunderstand me I respect and honor those who died that and the family and friends the left behind. I just personally think it is time for the families and friends who lost someone that day to be able to grieve in private and if they can live their private lives without the USA government parading in front of television cameras every year on 9/11for photo opportunities for the politicians.
Since 9/11/2001 many more men, womenwomen, and animals have been killed while serving in our military because of the horrendous crimes carried out on that date. Leaving behind even more people with PTSD and other mental, emotional, and physical disabilities. Which again includes their families and friends.
I mean absolutely no disrespect for the men, women, children, or those who care about them from 9/11/2001 to the military personnel still on active duty. I am just trying to say that we as a nation should respect what they are going through and respect their privacy. If you see anyone anywhere who has served or is serving in our military go up to them and thank them for their service and the sacrifices their families and friends made when they were sent sent thousands of miles away not knowing if they would return home as the same person that left or in a body bag.
No matter what country you live please always remember to asked the Goddess and God to keep the men and women safe and to let them come home unharmed and not just those in the military but first responders to emergencies where you live, this would include everyone from the person that answers the phone to dispatch help you, firemen and police officers also.
Thank you for your caring and concern for your fellow men, women, children, domestic and wild animals