I traveled to Lake Placid with my husband and daughter this past weekend. On our way, we stopped to climb Mt. Arab near Tupper Lake, NY. It’s a small mountain, but the trail is maintained, it’s very family-friendly, and the view is worth it. Plus, it’s part of the Tupper Lake Triad! Completing it will motivateContinue reading “Pagan Parenting: You May Not Meditate, but Take Your Kids Up Mountains Anyway!”
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”
… On the cabin window. I did my morning meditation and yoga on a dock facing Star Lake. It’s been a relaxing Lughnasadh weekend full of swimming, kayaking, board games, and good company.
Each week, I draw a card from my Druid Animal Oracle deck as an omen for the week. I pray for guidance as I go forward. During this week’s ritual, I pulled the owl card. I’m not used to seeing this omen, so the meaning didn’t come to me right away. At first I thoughtContinue reading “Musing on Change and Detachment”
Bee found my stone collection. This is a stone I found at a beach in Cornwall. I still feel a magic in it. That was the first time I ever swam in the ocean…
How does a Druid-in-progress, who also happens to be a busy new mama, find the time to meditate? I’m finding that my usual methods of sitting quietly and focusing on my breath are not very reliable at this time. Or…doable. Baby Bee needs a lot of attention at this point in the game. When sheContinue reading “Experiential Two Powers Meditation”
Last night, the North Country Druidic Study Group gathered for its second ever ritual – Samhain! Although a few days after the calendrical holiday, my Druidic tradition believes that the veil remains thin for some time. Personally, I view it like the lunar phases. Samhain is when it is at its peak, while the daysContinue reading “The North Country Druidic Study Group Celebrates Samhain”
Excellent blog post on how humans are part of nature over at Therioshamanism. Great stuff. This “theme,” if you will, has been following me around all week. “Natural” vs. Artificial” « Therioshamanism.
As I’ve mentioned before, I started doing Ian Corrigan’s Nine Moons. It’s a lot of work, and I still have a long way to go, but I really like it so far. Making it work amidst my already busy schedule is a challenge, but I feel very driven to do it. My last retreat dayContinue reading “First Moon – Last Quarter”