Sunday, July 28, 2013

Fully Embracing the Mother

Sorry I've been quiet lately. I just haven't really had anything to say lately, until now. I've been thinking about the three aspects of women; Maiden, Mother, and Crone.
The Triple Goddess
My daughter has become a young maiden. :) She's growing up so fast. It makes me look back when I was the maiden and see how the decisions I made affected my life. I don't believe I would change much. I'd perhaps shake the younger me and tell me to quite being naive. But perhaps the young need to be a little naive to learn and grow.

My son, bless his little heart, is growing up so fast as well. We are nearing the end of our breast feeding journey. He hardly ever wants to nurse now. I still have a little milk, but its not as much as I use to have. This makes me a bit sad, and makes me realize that while I still have many years of parenthood left, I'm getting ever closer to entering the crone stage. It's not that I don't want to be the wise woman. And indeed I think every aspect should be embraced. It's just I don't want to be older. Ah if we all could grab that miracle anti-aging serum. lol

I wanted to do something special to mark my daughters entrance into maidenhood, and of my sons passing from babe to little man. There is something sacred about the milk we give our babies. They call it liquid gold, and indeed it is that. It's life sustaining - a mothers bounty.

So I will express as much milk as possible, and offer it to the Lord and Lady as a symbol of our bounty and love as a thank you for all that we have in our life, and as a symbol for the bounty that we have yet to receive.

The milk of plenty is indeed sacred.

Blessed Be my dear readers.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

The Power of Magick & Non-Believers

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I ran across this article on About.com titled, "Does Magic Have Power if Someone Doesn't Believe?"

I thought this would be an interesting discussion. My thoughts are that magic is energy. Whether it is positive or negative depends on the person sending it out. Someone who has no belief in deity or magic at all still sends out energy. So I think this is evidence that yes, magick still has power over those who are non-believers and that energy does return to them.

However, I do believe because they've closed themselves off to the possibility of magick, that they've also created a barrier that "keeps out" to some extent, positive and negative energy. So basically they've made it harder for the energy flowing to them to manifest a change in their life.

What do you believe? Does magick hold power for non-believers?

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Foraging.. and Remembering The Past

The other day I found wild blackberry bushes along the backyard fence line. They may appear to be everyday berries. But these are magic berries! At least for me they are, because they bring back a lot of happy childhood memories for me.

I grew up in a little poor town called Bloomingsburg, Ohio. Where I lived we also had a fence line. All along that fence grew blackberry bushes. In the summer, once they had ripened, my mom would hand me a big bowl and tell me to go fill it up. So my best friend Joey and I would spend all day outside picking these berries. My hands would be stained from the berries by the time I was done. The end result was a yummy blackberry pie my mom baked for us.

Not all of the berries are ripe yet, so I wasn't able to get a whole lot today. That's okay, I wanted just enough to put in the bread pudding I'm making. I just love going foraging and finding sweet things to eat. :)

I did forget that blackberry bushes have thorns. Ouch! My poor fingers. 

What have you done today?

Friday, July 12, 2013

The Powers That Be Smile

Today started like any other day when my Dh is off work. He waits impatiently for me to wake up. Then announces he is hungry. He went to the store for me and when he got back I started cooking breakfast. Today was bacon, eggs, and toast.

The eggs we had are store bought, so imagine my surprise when I got a double yolked egg. I looked up the odds, it's 1 in 1000. So imagine my uber-super surprise when tonight, I cooked more eggs (had egg and bologna sandwiches) and I got another double yolk in the same carton.

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Then Dh had a butterfly land on his hand. Butterfly's are a sign of transformation and change.

We had to run an errand today, so we ended up missing a call about a job for Lance. We'll call them Monday. So hopefully that isn't too late. Oh I hope this works out. Our errand was about re-doing our certification to be in this low-income apartment. We were just saying today that we couldn't believe its been a year, and that we hoped we wouldn't have to be here another year. I hope that wish is coming true.

Keep all your fingers and toes crossed for us!

Thanks Ender pup for the title inspiration.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Have A Great 4th Y'all

I have to admit I did not even realize it was Independence day when my friends started talking about it yesterday. They just mentioned the fourth and I was asking what was so special about it. I blame it on hibernating at home and not really doing anything. My disconnect from the world is complete when I don't even know the date. lol

We're not doing anything special either. Dh had to work today, and so does his mother and step-father. So it's not really a holiday for me. But for all of you reading this, have a wonderful Independence day.

 Here's some fireworks from last year, taken in Chillicothe, Ohio. 


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