Clearing the Dust

When I woke up this morning, after going about my toilette, I approached my altar, but decided I would hold off on my usual devotional.  I felt unsettled, so I went outside.  I contemplated yoga, but my inner voice urged me to stretch up to the sun, to feel the dewy grass on my feet,Continue reading “Clearing the Dust”

Let’s Finish the 30 Days Magical Roots Challenge

Oh my goodness.  Where has the time gone?  For those curious, I’m all moved into my new home!  Huzzah!  It was a stressful process that disrupted my spiritual practice, but sacrifice is necessary for change.  I’m starting to get back into things, though.  With that, I want to tie up loose ends and finish theContinue reading “Let’s Finish the 30 Days Magical Roots Challenge”

Taking Time to Restore

If  you celebrate anything in December, it’s usually a busy time.  Regardless of the positives experienced, I think it’s safe to assume that most people are worn out after it’s all said and done.  I certainly felt depleted!  Today, I restored myself physically, intellectually, and spiritually. Northern NY is finally getting snow!  The roads have beenContinue reading “Taking Time to Restore”

Saining a Workspace, Giving Back to my Community

  Last Sunday, I was called on by a friend in my community and protogrove to sain her workspace – the pottery studio at the Thousand Islands Art Center.  It was a wonderful experience for both of us, and I learned a lot! I was extremely humbled when she asked me to perform this ritual.  She toldContinue reading “Saining a Workspace, Giving Back to my Community”

Pagan Parenting: Baby Saining

As part of Northern River’s Autumn Equinox ritual, we had a baby saining ceremony for Bee.  The rite was inspired by material gathered by Alexander Carmichael in Carmina Gadelica.  In the highlands, Pagan ceremony blended with the Christian idea of baptism.  Baptism was seen as a powerful force of order among those people.  It wasContinue reading “Pagan Parenting: Baby Saining”