Earthdance: Introduce Your Children to Guided Meditation

Earthdance: Joanne Ryder,Norman Gorbaty: 9780805062311: Books. I recently came across Earthdance by Joanne Ryder, illustrated by Norman Gorbaty.  As soon as I started to read, it sounded familiar.  It begins with a dark semicircle.  In the distance there is blue space and shining stars.  One of the stars seems to send down a beam ofContinue reading “Earthdance: Introduce Your Children to Guided Meditation”

Setting Aside Some Time With Brighid

My life has once more become hectic.  I feel like I report that in my blog every couple weeks.  Just goes to show how cyclical things are!  This time, the stress has everything to do with getting back into my work schedule.  It’s too easy to come home and collapse!  I haven’t been as spirituallyContinue reading “Setting Aside Some Time With Brighid”

Seeing Shadows

The following is an excerpt from my Initiate Studies trance journal from August 27, 2012.   What an odd experience! Tonight I set out to do my trance work on the couch and avoid the disturbances of my tossing and turning husband.  He has to wake up early tomorrow so I had an hour orContinue reading “Seeing Shadows”

My Druidism and Magic

Not all Pagans practice magic* similarly.  There are many interpretations as to what magic is.  Some have very strict codes about what is and isn’t acceptable.  Some are very formal and others less so in their practice. In my personal practice, my main magical workings tend to be theurgical, meaning that I do rituals withContinue reading “My Druidism and Magic” Rain makes everything better. « Chronic Awesome

I usually meditate to silence or my own drumming.  Occasionally I’ll use a recording.  If you’re like Chronic Awesome, you may prefer a natural recording to Eastern-inspired music.  I think it’s safe to say that most of us on an animistic path enjoy “live performances” by Nature when it comes to sound, but if you’reContinue reading “ Rain makes everything better. « Chronic Awesome”

On Knowing My Limits

Hello readers!  Sorry for the inactivity as of late.  Same old story, of course.  This is just a busy time for me.  I cannot wait to be finished with these grad classes.  That said, I always catch myself thinking of other classes to take down the road…  My husband likes to laugh at me andContinue reading “On Knowing My Limits”

On Knowing My Limits and Rethinking Failure

The craft show went well.  The Stone Soup Storytelling festival was relatively successful given the weather, but I wouldn’t call my vending a huge success.  I sold some things and received many compliments, though, so that makes me happy.  We ended up leaving early because of a storm.  As I said to a friend, myContinue reading “On Knowing My Limits and Rethinking Failure”

A Lazy Evening with X-Files and “Better Book Titles.”

Oh my Gods, I feel so out of it today.  I’ve decided I just have too much going on.  I’m taking it as a blessing that the local zumba classes have been cancelled until Fall.  One less thing not to feel guilty about putting off today.  I felt like a zombie at work.  I kindContinue reading “A Lazy Evening with X-Files and “Better Book Titles.””

Second Moon – Last Quarter – Part 2

Today was full of feeling ill, wonderful thunder storms, documentaries, and more sewing.  Meditation and ritual are still difficult due to coughing and throat congestion.  Still, the fact that I’m trying feels good.  It is so easy to fall out of a routine, thus even if it is difficult to experience a deep trance, continuingContinue reading “Second Moon – Last Quarter – Part 2”

Ferreted Away!

As it turns out, my journal was not fairied away – it was ferreted away.  Having thought I looked in every conceivable place, I realized I never looked under the television stand.  The ferrets are notorious for hoarding things there – slippers, shoes, balls, wallets…  They are a naughty pair of carpet sharks! Needless toContinue reading “Ferreted Away!”