An Herbal Cleanse

In what seems like a never-ending quest to better organize our small home, I decided an herbal cleanse was in order. I mean that very literally in that it was time go through my old trunk of herbs and sundry. I’ve learned over the years that there is an optimal way to store dried plants.Continue reading “An Herbal Cleanse”

Healing Magic with Brighid

Last night, under the eclipse of the full moon, I worked on some healing magic. While I stirred the oils and beeswax, a chant came to me. As is sometimes the case, it came in bits and spurts until it took shape. I stirred and let the words unfold. After my working, I made aContinue reading “Healing Magic with Brighid”

Nine Virtues for Today

Today I meditate on the nine virtues to help me cope with what happened; with the direction my country takes. I call to the Kindreds for their guidance.  I need wisdom to stay rational and to help  guide me through history’s spiral. May I share my wisdom with others to help them as needed.  IContinue reading “Nine Virtues for Today”

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”

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”

Gratitude Towards the Sun

While I do a lot of solar-related reflection around the Winter and Summer Solstices, there’s nothing like a painfully cold day to bring the sun’s presence to our attention.  Although we were in the negatives today, there were very few clouds.  The sun shined brightly, adding a spring to my insulated step.  Every time IContinue reading “Gratitude Towards the Sun”

Devotionals in the Forest

Today I went to the forest to do a devotional. It’s a perfect day for that. The sky is clear, allowing the sun to hit the changing leaves. It makes them look like a brilliant flame! As a precaution against hunters and bears, I donned a red jacket and, once I was in the forest,Continue reading “Devotionals in the Forest”

Pagan Parenting: “Goodnight Prayer”

I’ve been working on a nighttime prayer to say with my daughter and I think I’ve finally settled on wording that I like. What do you think? “Goodnight Prayer” by Grey Catsidhe Goodnight moon and goodnight sun Goodnight every Shining One Goodnight lake and goodnight pond Goodnight loved ones from beyond Goodnight Earth and goodnightContinue reading “Pagan Parenting: “Goodnight Prayer””

Death and Suffering in the Forest

Originally, Northern Rivers Protogrove was going to meet today for a workshop and discussion.  That’s going to be rescheduled, but it gave me some free time to engage with Druidism in other ways.   I did something I’ve not felt up to in months – I took a walk in the forest. That’s right! It’sContinue reading “Death and Suffering in the Forest”

Doing What I Can, When I Can

Now that Baby Bee is here, I’m struggling to maintain my previous Druidic practices.  The various study programs I’ve been working on in ADF?  If I was slow before, I’m going to be at a snail’s pace now!  My nightly devotionals have ceased for the time being due to exhaustion.  I’m on the baby’s scheduleContinue reading “Doing What I Can, When I Can”