Saturday, October 1, 2011
Ok here we go.....
I harvest my moon flow ( menstrual flow ). Which means I save my moon flow ( not every month but I do when I feel the need...like when I begin my flow on the full or new moon ). I save it in a jar with a touch of rubbing alcohol added to help preserve it and I store it in a cool dark place. I have used it for many things and it stores well. I add it to water which I feed to my plants when they are sick ( google this, the results are amazing!) , I use it as a ink when I write out certain spells, I use it in some spells where I think I need a little oomph and/or when I want myself more integrated into a spell. I know of some magick that uses 'love juice' and this is along those lines. For me my moon flow is nothing to be ashamed of and I see it just like the wheel of the year ( The circle of life, death and rebirth and all that witchy jazz ;) lol ). I am very spiritually connected to my time of the month. Maybe its the Native American part of myself that has caused me to embrace it like I do. I know there are also many other cultures through out time that have revered women during their moon time. A little research will surprise you...I could go on and on about it here but I wont bore you.
So that's it. Thats the easiest way I could put it.I have no problem answering any questions if anyone has them. Ask away...and hopefully I won't take so long answering them (blush) lol
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
~ Sully Erna from Godsmack ( from what I read is open about it) , Patrick Stewart, Fairuza Balk, Deborah Harry, Brigitte Nielsen, Cybil Sheppard, Stevie Nicks, Yoko Ono, Vanessa Carlton, Heather Graham, Olympia Dukakis, William Butler Yeats, Rachel Hunter, Goldie Hawn, Vigo Mortensen, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, Avril Lavigne, George Lucas, Alice Walker, Robin Tunney, Chrissie Hynde, Fred Durst, Virginia Woolf, Roseanne Barr,Somerset Maugham. I came across more names, some I knew some I didn't. I am wondering if any of these people actually identify themselves as one of the many forms of Paganism(well besides the 1st one). I wish there was someone in the limelight who acknowledged that they were on this path. I think it would be wonderful for children who grew up on this path, and for teens who are just exploring the path, to feel more comfortable around their peers and more comfortable within themselves knowing that they aren't alone. I know I feel alone at times and its hard for me as an adult. But thankfully Paganism and Wicca is becoming more familiar to people and the stigmas that once were common are starting to go away. I work with the general public and I proudly were my pentacle to work everyday. It's good sized and its in plain view. I have been asked if I am Jewish and if I were a Satanist. I have always answered it with a smile if not a chuckle. I am never offended by those questions because I see it as a opportunity to educate. I don't go into detail because I don't have the time but I always respond to the questions I get. I like the fact that those people can say that they have met someone who is on this path and that I wasn't scary, I don't ride a broom to work (although I would if I could) and that I'm just like everyone else... well in the general sense of the word :) I just wish there were celebrities who could also help demystify Paganism and Wicca and all the other paths out there. I wish it were more of a household word and less of a catch phrase. To be honest, even thought it's a huge deal to me, I wish it wasn't a big deal to the rest of the world...if that makes sense.
Ok well I have yet to find a spell that makes my dishes do themselves so I'm outta here. If you lovely people know of anyone that wasn't on the list or has anything to add please do so. I would love to hear your thoughts. Thanks :)
Sunday, April 10, 2011
1. Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead. Do not walk ahead of me, for I may not follow. Do not walk beside me either. Just pretty much leave me the hell alone.
2. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a broken fan belt and leaky tire.
3. It's always darkest before dawn. So if you're going to steal your neighbor's newspaper, that's the time to do it.
4. Don't be irreplaceable. If you can't be replaced, you can't be promoted.
5. Always remember that you're unique. Just like everyone else.
6. Never test the depth of the water with both feet.
7. If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple of car payments.
8. Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.
9. If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.
10. Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.
11. If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.
12. If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.
13. Some days you're the bug; some days you're the windshield.
14. Everyone seems normal until you get to know them.
15. The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it back in your pocket.
16. A closed mouth gathers no foot.
17. Duct tape is like 'The Force'. It has a light side and a dark side, and it holds the universe together.
18. There are two theories to arguing with women. Neither one works.
19. Generally speaking, you aren't learning much when your lips are moving.
20. Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.
21. Never miss a good chance to shut up.
22. Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night
I found this here.
Monday, March 14, 2011
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Tuesday, March 8, 2011
So basically the only thing thats different for me between Ostara and easter is the way I do those things and the intent in which I do them. Well that and the ritual I do but since Im solitary its short and sweet most often.
I am wondering what others do to praise the day and how their family celebrates it.My children are older and not much fun anymore :( Plus they do not share the same spiritual views that I do really, but they don't look at easter as a religious holiday either. So they are pretty much game for anything, as long as a chocolate bunny is involved at some point. But I want a way to pull my family together and make it a special day for us all.
I would love to hear from others on their family celebrations and traditions for Ostara.
Any input would be great.Thanks!
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
I miss my alter. I miss connecting with it and using it. In 'man talk' its kinda like having a awesome classic car in the garage that you can't drive.
So my dilemma is how do I get it recharged? I know that just a dusting isn't going to do it. Anyone have any tips on what I can do to get things back on track? I have the feeling its going to take alot of work which I am more than willing to do. I just don't know where to start or to be honest what to do to get it back after it has been loved and then sadly neglected.
Any and all suggestions would be welcomed and appreciated.
Friday, February 18, 2011
Let me begin by saying this might be a delicate topic and might bother the squeamish. I'm not sure because there isn't much that causes me to squeam :)
Ok on with the show...
Harvesting moon flow simply means collecting your moon flow ( menstruation ) to save and use. There are many uses that I have heard of and I'm sure many more that I have not yet learned. I have used my moon flow as ink in spells and I have added it to sick house plants, the results were amazing! I posted recently about Witch Bottles and I will be adding my moon flow to mine when I make one. To collect it I have used my sea sponges and now that I have a menstrual cup I have used that to harvest it as well, and with greater ease. I have mine stored in a glass jar with a bit of rubbing alcohol added to it to help preserve it. I keep mine...( might want to stop here if you are one of the squeamish).... in the refrigerator. It is hidden in the very back of one of the crisper drawers that I have saved for myself and all of my 'special' items, like herbs and roots. Nothing in there is used in family cooking. There is nothing in there that anyone in my family ( but me ) would want, so its safe. The jar is sealed tightly and inside a sealed plastic bag ( yuck plastic, ok that makes me squeam a bit). I don't worry about it tainting my food or contaminating anything with it. I don't view my moon flow as dirty. So I am quite comfortable having it in my fridge along with the food we eat. I look at moon flow and a woman's moon time as a very powerful thing. I embrace mine as much as I can, sometimes it's hard to be upbeat at that time of the month but I try.I see a woman's cycle to be just like the wheel of the year. So it has a large spiritual significance to me.
If anyone else has used their moon flow in their magick please share. I would love to hear about it.
Monday, February 14, 2011
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Sunday, February 13, 2011
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Friday, February 11, 2011
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Thursday, February 10, 2011
I have just used my neti pot for the first time.I have a bad head cold which caused a sore throat and I was coughing alot due to post nasal drip.I had completely forgot that I even bought the neti pot but I was laying there thinking that I have to do something other than drink the tea I mix up when I get sick ( although it was helping, just not as fast as my throat and sinuses liked). So !eureka! I remembered that I had my neti stashed away. I read the instructions which were so straight forward that I began to think I was overlooking something and that I was going to screw it up. But the more I read the more I realized that it really might be that simple. I had no distilled water in the house so I nuked mine.( Hey does anyone know how long opened distilled water is good for? Do you have to refrigerate it to keep it fresh? If you know let me know,ok so anyway...) I let it cool till I thought it wouldn't scorch my nostrils and then I added the pouch of solution, gave it a shake and then I set it down. I don't know why I was nervous but I was.I finally picked it up after a minute or two of talking myself into it.
It says to keep your mouth open and just lean forward,stick the spout in your nostral, tilt your head sideways and let it do its thing. Now my nose was so congested that for about 20 seconds nothing happened, my nose just felt like it was now plugged with water instead of boogies. And then I saw a drip, then another and then eventually a little stream and I knew I wasn't going to drown myself. I was a bit let down to be honest. I knew the color of the ick in my nose from blowing it every 5 mins. I, in my sick mind, wanted to see a river of green, brown, and yellow.I wanted to see it work like a firefighters hose and flush it all out. But I decided to just focus on getting it done and see how I felt after. I stood up straight, sniffed a bit of the solution into my sinus passages and then gently blew my nose. Nothing but the solution came out but at least that side was clear for the time being. I did the same to the other nostril and was sad when I ran out of water. I would have stood there all day if I thought it would help. Now on the second side I did end up with a small amount of the solution in my mouth, not sure why, I didn't gag on it and I just kinda let it roll out of my mouth and then spit out what didnt roll out on its own. Nothing about the flush was uncomfortable, I never felt as if I couldnt breath or anything else I was worried about. It was all very gentle and seems to have helped quite a bit even in the hour since I have done it. My post nasal drip is way down ( but in honesty not gone), I havent coughed but a couple of times and I have blown my nose only once. And it was clear. So I think its a keeper and I will continue to use it. If anyone has any question then just let me know. Even the yucky kind. Believe me when I tell you that I had to curb myself when I wrote this so as to not offend or gross people out.
Sidenote: My mother said it was funny they had this sort of thing on the market because she has been snorting salt water when she has a cold for as long as she can remember, without a pot. I remember being little and seeing her pour some salt into her palm, add some warm water, mix it around and sniff it right up. Which I had done as well in the past. But the neti pot makes it much easier. My nose was stuffed, I had a hard time breathing in or out. If I tried to sniff up the water it wouldn't be much and it wouldn't get far. The pot, besides having more fluid in it to work with, worked from the back to flush out instead of in.It did it gently and for a longer period of time then just a sniff. My mother had the right idea then and has since gotten a neti pot of her own to make it easier for her as well.Now all I have to do is work on my daughter, who has horrid allergies, and have her try it.
*I am not getting anything from any company for posting this.Its just my own personal experience that I wanted to share in case someone out there had any misgivings in trying it or wanted to know a bit more about it.