Saturday, December 26, 2015
I'm slowly getting it together - very slowly - but I did enjoy a lovely Yule. The full moon was just an added bonus on a beautiful day.
This Yule I was definitely celebrating the return of the sun and more symbolically a return to my spiritual path. The photo above is of my Yule alter. It is an old photo but still true to what I do. I love that it is simple and super easy to set up. There is comfort in setting up the alter, offering thanks to the Goddess as well as giving thanks for the change of the seasons and the coming spring.
While I am definitely looking forward to the return of the sun and all that follows, I am making sure that I enjoy the stillness of today. I haven't had a lot of stillness this past year and it has taken its toll so I am focusing on the cold mornings and the silence that the snowy winter brings to my yard. I am focusing on the joys of being home and enjoying the days and nights of this season of rest before the world awakens again this spring.
Blessed Be my friends
Sunday, December 6, 2015
This year has been so stressful. During my vacation last month I finally was able to sit down to figure out what was going on. After examining my life over the past year I realized that while I talk to the Goddess every day, I had let my spiritual practice slide. I haven't been as physically involved in the spiritual part of my life as I had been and it has taken its toll!
While I am a Pagan and a Witch, I understand why Christians go to church on Sunday. It keeps you in touch with the spirit. Makes you aware that there is more to life than just getting up, going to work, going to school etc. It is comfort and joy.
So, now that I realized my problem I am getting back in the swing of things. My tools have been cleaned and charged. My candles are out and ready for use and I am already starting to feel better. I know that by investing in my practice again I will be renewed and recharged and my life will benefit on all fronts.
I'll be sharing more on this blog. I've let it slide this year and I have missed it.
Thanks for hanging in there with me!