Found out why I’ve been feeling so yucky. I have the adult version on mononucleosis which is called Epstein-Barr virus. So I guess at 61 years wide I’m a teenager again, gives a little body shake at that thought. I was a rebel until about 16 then got married the first time and had my oldest child about a year later. Sorry about that my mind tends to go on tangents when I don’t feel well. If you have the time and want to I would appreciate maybe a healing candle kit or to be remembered in your prayers for a speedy recovery.
Through research on the Epstein-Barr virus I found out that between 90 and 95% of adults carry this virus but it hardly ever activates and if it does it is only one time. I got news for those researchers they need to do another study because this is the second time I’ve had it.
For the next week or so I will try to post on Coven Life. I’ll ask your forgiveness in advance if a post makes no sense because I did it when I was half asleep..lol
I wish you all a beautiful day. Know that I have missed posting on here. I
I thank the Lord and Lady every day for Priestess Hypatia and all the help and support she gives me. I now and say, “Namaste dear sister Hypatia. May you be blessed with nothing but positive things for all you do for me, our students, and other readers of Coven Life.”
Sorry, I would have gotten this up earlier in the day but just had the time now from an overly busy day to get to my emails. I just learned from a post on WOTC what happened at Lady Abyss’ courting hearing today.
If you remember approximately 5 weeks ago Lady Abyss for a job as wall around help at Kade, Lady Abyss’ familiar, get office. Everything went well in the morning but all Hades broke loose after lunch when the owner/veterinarian attempt to take her when she refused to submit the vet hit her so hard across the face the rolling office chair went backwards into the wall and the vet was choking her. Needless to say Lady Abyss’ defended herself. Both she and the would be rapist were both arrested because when they arrived in the scene, the veterinarian office, she was in top of him hitting. It is not known what that caused her to react as strongly as she did because she had a black out probably becaus e of he head bouncing of the wall and being choked. She has no recall from the time her head but until the police arrived. To make a long story short when they individually appeared before the judge for bail the vet hit out on his own signature while Lady Abyss had to pay a $5000.00 cash bail. The judge who did this is a good friend of the best besides his grandson stalking Lady Abyss’ daughter years ago when she broke off her relationship with him. So by law the judge technically should have excused himself from all involvement in the case because of conflict of interest but he did not do that. Also the attackers was taken to the hospital while Lady Abyss was seen for about 5 minutes in her jail cell even with the bump on her head and clear hand prints from being choked wear visible on her neck not to mention her other health problems.
Now because of the “good old boy” rules of having each other’s backs when Lady Abyss faced the same judge today the blindfold on Lady Justice definitely was tied so tight she could not see. Even though the vet did not show up in court to press for Lady Abyss being fined or imprisoned or both, in others words the so called injured person could not testify. But the state of Kentucky has decided to press charges anyway. She now has another court date in August.
I ask you to please keep praying, lighting candles, and think positive thoughts that when she goes back to court that the case is dropped since she was the person attacked and was arrested for defending herself. Ask that the scale of justice be truly balanced and the blindfold removed from those who are suppose to be advocates for the victim do what is right. Please write to Lady Abyss telling her of your support, love, appreciate for all we learn with her hard work on WOTC, and maybe mention something personal she has done for you either through a post or an email. You could throw a.joke in there too to show her it is good to laugh even through life’s most complicated and/or worse times of our life. I know she will appreciate hearing from each of you. The email to send your notes to is email@example.com. I’m the subject line please put “Personal for Lady Abyss. If you write a comment instead of sending an email. I will complied all of them into one email and send it out to her this coming Saturday. Let’s let our beloved sister know we stand with her to support, love comfort her whenever she needs it.
Thank you very much sisters and brothers of CL and WOTC in advance to those who take maybe 5 minutes out of their day to let our great, beloved Lady know you care.
The last two weeks in my life reminded me why I had my children when I was young. 6 weeks after my 44th birthday my youngest of 5 children turned 18. If my darling Sean Michael had lived I still would have only been 54 when he turned 18. I have been helping my younger daughter by watching her almost 4 year old son week days since April 19th and even though I love him a lot I thank the Great Mother today’s the last day of watching him until the 15th while my daughter trained for a new at home job. He has a 16 year old sister who is embracing her inner witch, even if she chooses not to tell her parents yet, and a 6 year old house of fire brother. About half the nights I stayed at my daughter’s so I could get a couple of hours extra sleep or at least try to.
Besides all of this the 6 year olds birthday was the first day of this marathon then my birthday came. My middle son and his wife gave the family permission to tell the world my 9th grandchild will be welcomed on to this plane of existence sometime towards the middle of August. Than yesterday I see a post my oldest son put on Facebook not only to tell theirown friends but his parents and children the he married a woman on April 30th whom my son had kicked out of their shared apartment last summer because of her drinking, drugging, emotionally and physically abusing him. So needless to say it put me and his 3 adult children into shock and that’s put it mildly for myself. I will find out more this evening when I talk to him.
If you would be so kind as to say a prayer or light a candle or both for the health of my daughter-in-law and my grandson. I and my son will be very grateful.
As for my older son’s marriage I ask if you would please ask the Universe to give him extra protection. Not only as his mother butI as his spiritual mentor also I am afraid for him. I love him and after I tell him the hurt I and his younger daughter feel, I haven’t talk to his other daughter and only son yet, for the way the told us he was getting married. I will listen to the reason he married his abuser after being totally rid of her. I will wish them a long happy life together and offer to Do a handfasting for them. I’m an ordained minister I could have gone the 3 1/2 hours to where they lived, married them in acouple park with only their immediate family members that could of made it there and a potluck reception and off they go. Oh well he’s almost 44 and as with all my descendants he walks to the beat of his own drummer. Also, except for one week total my husband’s been out of work since the beginning of March. Last but not least I go back to the orthopedic surgeon this Tuesday to find out if I need more knee surgery or just some physical therapy. As much as I dislike PT it’s a lot better than surgery.
While my life is once again a rollercoaster I know the one place where I can always find support and stability is by being open and honest with my chosen family that includes whoever is reading this. I have missed interacting with you, posting new information and reading your emails. This weekend I will be working on getting Coven Life up to date for May’s Moon phases and events. It you are not a coven member by being a student we have decided to open coven membership for a $25.00 annual fee payable after the Elders review a questionaire you need to fill out. If you are interested write to us a firstname.lastname@example.org and put “Applying 4 Coven Membership.” We will email you the questionnaire within 24 to 48 hours.
This post from Witches of The Craft goes hand in hand with the video post reblogged from New Found Life. The post for the video is below this one.
No matter who others may say you are, the only opinion of you that really counts is your own. No matter where you are in your life whether it be a high, level, or a low point I know for fact having experience at all levels your at the point you need to be right now. I also can tell you from experience that when you are at a very low point there are people who care about you, that will love and support you through it.
As many of you know I took time off because the depression and anxiety I have dealt with since I was a teenager. I was at a point of isolating myself from everyone. Now as I’m coming out of this dark period thanks to many people in my life I am once again ready to be the person I really am which is a strong, capable mother, sister, friend, ordained pagan minister and leader of Coven Life.
If you are struggling with something and want to talk my email inbox is always open and I will reply to you. For confidential reason send your email to email@example.com
Before you read the rest of this I want you to know I thought long and hard about whether or not to share the following information with you all. One of my guides kept pushing me to share a short version of my personal story in case it can help some reading it to seek help if they are depressed and feel like they are all alone. I plan on compiling a list during my healing time for the mental health crisis line in every state. So please if you feel like you’re all alone and no one would understand how you are feeling email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. if the information you will be readung about me makes you think I am a weaker person than you thought believe me the opposite is the truth as it takes a strong woman in my position in this coven to be honest about what I am going through right now.
For so long people with depression, anxiety and other mental health illnesses have been looked down upon and even shunned by family and friends. So they try to hide how they are feeling. Some wind up in the Summerlands by their own doing, some become street people, but the majority just hide behind a smile while saying their ok or fine.
This is what I have been doing since my knee surgery and the place I loved working shut down. I have dealt with clinical depression, anorexia, and a anxiety disorder for many years. Thankfully my anorexia is still under control but the other two things are raging right now to the point that I don’t want to do anything including get up and dressed. I asked Priestess Hypatia to take over CL for a couple of weeks so with my doctors and Kwan Yin’s help I can turn my downward sprail back into an upward one. I thank you all for the love, help, and support you’ve freely given me. But right now I’m so low I don’t feel I deserve any of it. I promise myself and you to come back the strong woman and leader I was before I allowed my depression and anxiety fully back into my life. If you have any questions for me about this post please email me and I will answer you as soon as I can. I ask that you please be patient a waiting my reply. Than you.
The follow links are suggested reading put here with the hope that it may help at least one person reading it or that it may help a friend or family of someone reading it.
Information from John Hopkins about Clinical Depression:
Many of you know about the recent shut down of the USA Government, part of that shut down included the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Since only parts of the USA government have been recalled to work now it is about for 6 weeks we gain face the truth that more Americans can get very ill possibly fatally with the FDA only concentrating it’s few workers in what is considered by the agency as high risk. So while this cartoon may give you a chuckle it is also here to remind you our voices speaking as one to get the government that is supposed to be for the people back on the right track again. Remember to write to your districts congressperson and your state senators demanding the work for all the people in their district and state no matter whether the person voted for them or not is a babe in arms or a person nearing the end of this lifetime. It is time these officials start taking care of our citizens instead of those half-way across the world. Do not get me wrong I believe in helping those that need it in other parts of the world too but remember the old saying, “Charity begins at home.” In this case “home” is the United States of America,
Also, write to your state’s and county elected officials that have the ability to change and/or modify laws. No one in the United States should ever go to bed hungry or without a warm and at least semi-comfortable to lay their head at night, to be able to shelter from bad weather (snow storms, extremely cold or hot temperatures) thunderstorms, etc).
One person’s letter can make a teeny difference but thousands of letters can and should make a big difference in how our elected officials run our country and states. Let our voices be heard from, Alaska, Hawaii, and all 48 contiguous states, as one for the betterment of the country we live in and the people who need help to build or re-build a better life. Are we not the “land of opportunity?”
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.