Photos from Muin Mound Grove, ADF.
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A Bathroom as a Sanctuary
In one of the bathrooms at work, there’s a stall by an opaque, southern facing window. I go there sometimes when I’m feeling stressed or tired. The sun shines through it and turns it into a warm paradise. I like to go there, close my eyes, and breathe. Life has been busy recently thanks toContinue reading “A Bathroom as a Sanctuary”
Brighid as Environmental Patroness?
On Imbolc we celebrate and contemplate the return of spring. It’s a bit challenging to do that in northern NY. As most people in the US are aware, a large storm is rolling across the midwest and up the northeast. Signs of spring are difficult to find. I was watching an episode of Edwardian FarmContinue reading “Brighid as Environmental Patroness?”
After a very long graduate class, my husband and I drove down to Syracuse to celebrate Imbolc with my grovies at Muin Mound Grove. I was delighted to make at least half of the business meeting*. Since I wasn’t able to make the Winter Solstice gathering, I was extra glad to see everyone yesterday. CandeeContinue reading “Imbolc Festivities”
Going Back to School
Tomorrow I will begin my graduate studies as a part time student. I’m so excited to go back to college and I’m really happy with my new university (so happy that I bought a tshirt). I’m a bit sad that the combination of distance, time, and finances dictate my need to attend a satellite campusContinue reading “Going Back to School”
On Productivity While Ill
I’ve been feeling under the weather for a few days now. I hate when that happens. Everything goes on hold. Trance is difficult because I can’t breathe properly and thus I get out of practice. Devotionals are shorter. I want to do some exercise – yoga, pilates, belly dance, something – but my body isContinue reading “On Productivity While Ill”
I performed my solitary, weekly ritual last night. It was invigorating. I feel more and more competent with each working. I feel my relationship with the Kindreds strengthening. I feel the energy more strongly, especially when I open the gates. I feel it most powerfully when I do this alone. It’s never very dramatic inContinue reading “Ritual Growth”
New Years Scrooges?
I’ve seen a lot of people making pessimistic remarks about the New Year. I’m not referring to such comments as, “2010 sucked. Glad it’s over!” Some people have genuinely unfortunate years. While it’s true that most people don’t even know who Janus is and why it’s significant that the first month of the year isContinue reading “New Years Scrooges?”