On Preschool Offerings and Dark Places

The actual Autumn Equinox felt more like Summer’s last gasp.  The leaves were changing, but the heat was intense for September in Upstate NY.  It makes me glad that my grove decided to celebrate a week later.  Yesterday was perfect.  The air was finally cool; the wind had a bite.  The sun shined through flocksContinue reading “On Preschool Offerings and Dark Places”

Looking for Pagan Supplies? Shop Local!

It’s “Small Business Saturday,” so I went to one of my favorite villages to support the local shops as I prepare for Winter Solstice giving. Supporting local businesses is so important when it comes to living more sustainably. Making such efforts is important to me on my path.  If you’re going to spend money onContinue reading “Looking for Pagan Supplies? Shop Local!”

Pagan Parenting: Pinecone and Acorn Treasure Basket

  I’ve already written a bit about treasure baskets in the past.  Now that Bee is older, they’re becoming even more fun!  Currently, she has a basket of different pinecones and acorns on her “play altar” / “nature table.”  It’s been a great way for her to explore some of Mother Nature’s diversity.  It’s anContinue reading “Pagan Parenting: Pinecone and Acorn Treasure Basket”

Visiting the Source

Sometimes we have to take a pilgrimage to where it all began – to the source of our spirituality.  By that, I mean the places where we first felt the stirrings of spirits around us, observed the interconnection of everything, and where our soul first learned to dance.  For me, that place is my childhood homeContinue reading “Visiting the Source”

Reflecting on Liturgy Practicum 1

I am very nearly finished with one of the advanced ADF study programs – Liturgy Practicum 1.  I lost track of time, and when I saw that I had journaled for over the required four months, I was surprised to see that it’s time to submit!  What once seemed daunting is now nearly over! Liturgy practicum 1Continue reading “Reflecting on Liturgy Practicum 1”

Mother’s Day Offerings for the Earth Mother

I seem to post about food an awful lot, and I hope you’ll forgive me. Harvesting, making, and preserving food plays such an important role in our religious traditions and holidays. I recently recognized what has become a family tradition in early May – harvesting and cooking with dandelion flowers. In fact, I know weContinue reading “Mother’s Day Offerings for the Earth Mother”

Pagan Parenting: Peas, Frogs, and Buds on Earth Day

  My daughter and I took a walk around our home to celebrate Earth Day. Granted, we do this regularly, but why not do something outside today? It was chilly, so, regardless of what season the calendar says it is, we took our winter coats out. First, we visited the container garden in back toContinue reading “Pagan Parenting: Peas, Frogs, and Buds on Earth Day”

What is Central to Druidism and How Buddhism Helped me Reflect

I recently watched a documentary called “When the Iron Bird Flies: Tibetan Buddhism Arrives in the West.”  It was both informative and inspirational.  Although Druidism, largely informed by Gaelic Polytheism, is my spiritual home, Buddhism has always interested me.  I often find myself watching documentaries about it and reading about it when I can (although I remainContinue reading “What is Central to Druidism and How Buddhism Helped me Reflect”

Honor the Earth Mother With Piety, Perseverance, and Joy

With each ritual, with each prayer of thanks before a meal, I reflect on my relationship with the Earth Mother. Honoring her in word and deed is an integral part of my Druidic path. During prayer I often say, “May my greatest offerings be my daily attempts at living in better harmony with you.” TheContinue reading “Honor the Earth Mother With Piety, Perseverance, and Joy”