Oh my goodness. Where has the time gone? For those curious, I’m all moved into my new home! Huzzah! It was a stressful process that disrupted my spiritual practice, but sacrifice is necessary for change. I’m starting to get back into things, though. With that, I want to tie up loose ends and finish the 30 Days Magical Roots Challenge. I’m going to keep this short and sweet as I still have boxes to unpack! My focus will be how I’ve kept up (or struggled) with the following topics through the move.
Day 16: Connect with Mother Earth
Sometimes, I just took a moment to stand or sit outside, admiring my new yard. Sometimes that’s all you need.
Day 17: Raise some energy
After I got my keys, the first thing I did was do a saining to purify and bless my home, and make peace with the spirits within and without. I think I raised a decent amount of energy doing that, all things considered…
Day 18: Elemental magic
While I acknowledge the importance of the four elements in many traditions, I typically work with the Three Realms of Land, Sea, and Sky, as well as the Triple Hallows of Fire, Well, and Tree. I often see them as corresponding with each other. Today, I briefly meditated on them as I began putting my daily practice back together.
Day 19: Sacred Space/Circle Casting
I recreate the cosmos as is traditional in ADF Druid rites. This is largely based on what we know about Indo-European ritual. I haven’t done much of this lately… But I did move in a circle when I sained my home. Circles are sacred. I like circles.
Day 20: Ethics
I should really reflect on the Nine Virtues and how they relate to moving… This could be a future blog post.
Day 21: Symbols
Fire, water, trees, and spirals. I’ve been especially connected to trees lately. Connecting to them has been easiest for me at the moment. Fire, and its connection to the heart and home, has also been significant to me.
Day 22: Self-Purification
Ahhh… that first shower after moving was certainly purifying.
Day 23: Book of Shadows/Grimoire
As I packed and unpacked, I rediscovered my first grimoire. My first boyfriend gave me the journal for my birthday, and I filled that book with what I studied and my own illustrations. It’s a beautiful piece that I treasure. I haven’t updated my current grimoire. I really should…
Day 24: Sabbats
I’ve been talking with my grove about making this the next workshop topic, specifically what our local wheel of the year is like.
Day 25: Esbats
For the last month, I’ve simply been going outside to observe and say some words. I took note of my surroundings, trying to capture the view to memory.
Day 26: Create a sigil
Have not done this yet. Thinking about making something to represent protection for my home… I imagine something I could trace on my door when I leave.
Day 27: Healing
I’ve been all about self-care lately as we recover… Tea, warm showers, chocolate…
Day 28: Magical Podcasts
I don’t listen to many, lately. I don’t have a lot of time to devote to them. I did listen to a lot of music while cleaning and painting, though… My daughter and I like to dance and sing. I don’t think she’d have patience for a podcast at this age.
Day 29: Astrology
My sun sign is Sagittarius. I was instructed to look into my moon sign which is Aquarius. Much to ponder…