Flame-Tending Reflections

From sundown on July 27 to sundown July 28, I kept Brighid’s flame.  It wasn’t a continuous, literal flame.  As the daughter of a former firefighter, cat owner, and mother, there are times when I need to put it out.  I always say a prayer when I do: Though I put the flame out inContinue reading “Flame-Tending Reflections”

30 Days of Magical Roots

Between the impending move, FAE Fest, and the upcoming school year, August is going to be insane.  In an effort to help me stay rooted in my spiritual practice, and in the spirit of reflection, I’m going to try my best to participate in #30DaysMagicalRoots Challenge that Plentiful Earth is facilitating.   If you’re interestedContinue reading “30 Days of Magical Roots”

The Ebb and Flow of Summer Solstice and the New Moon

For me, the Summer Solstice is a time of endings and beginnings. Vacation begins for me and many others in my field. Students go home. Several of my students moved on and I may never see or hear from them again. That was a hard pill to swallow as I had grown especially fond ofContinue reading “The Ebb and Flow of Summer Solstice and the New Moon”

“Brigid: History, Mystery, and Magick of the Celtic Goddess” – A Review

This post has been on my to-do list forever.  Those who have followed me for awhile know that I haven’t been updating as regularly.  Blame motherhood.  Thank goodness for spring break! First, a disclaimer – I did not buy this book.  I won this directly from the author as part of a publication giveaway!  IContinue reading ““Brigid: History, Mystery, and Magick of the Celtic Goddess” – A Review”

Working and Staying Afloat 

It’s been quite a week, but I’ve been meaning to write a more substantial update here for some time.  I figure I should finish and publish this as I move into another week and a new lunar cycle.  Much of this entry has been hanging out in my draft folder for several days.  Why the delay?Continue reading “Working and Staying Afloat “

On Virtual Rituals and My Own Druidry

I’m finally enjoying a somewhat lazy day today.  I slept in and have very little to do besides clean and work on some personal projects.  I did take advantage of my freedom and caught up on some grove business.  It gave me some time to reflect on what Northern Rivers Grove accomplished by offering our WinterContinue reading “On Virtual Rituals and My Own Druidry”

Trance 1: Yoga and Consecrations

I’m proud to say that I did my Three Realms Yoga* yesterday and this morning.  I went downstairs before anyone else, opened the curtains in the windows facing the back forest, and moved through my poses.  It rained all day Saturday, and today is a sunny autumn day.  The difference in weather mixed with two daysContinue reading “Trance 1: Yoga and Consecrations”

Trance 1: Yoga and Workbooks

The following is an account of my continued work with trance as part of ADF’s Trance 1 course, advanced studies towards Initiate status. I’ve decided to share my personal experiences on my blog as a way of accountability. If some of my reflections happen to help others on similar journeys, I hope they share! SinceContinue reading “Trance 1: Yoga and Workbooks”

Kid Friendly Rain Prayer

I’m generally not a fan of weather magic. Nature is full of give and take. Calling rain from one area to another could be detrimental if that other area also needed it. And nobody wants flooding… So what to do when there’s already a drought? I suppose praying for rain isn’t wrong. We do needContinue reading “Kid Friendly Rain Prayer”