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Daily Happenings: 11/16 – 11/22

November 22, 2014

Just a reminder…my journal blogs are mostly for me and the few people that truly want to know what I do on a daily basis.  Read or ignore as you please.  Unless otherwise stated, I greet my main shrines twice a day when home and say prayers before bed.  Warning:  may contain rants…rants by definition are not based on logic and are solely for the purpose of clearing headspace so that I can address things in a more positive fashion. Read more…

Reblog: “In Defense of Hades: A closer look at the abduction of Persephone”

November 18, 2014

This is a wonderful post that puts many things in perspective.  I’ve known this for a while but never seen it explained so well.  I’ve always had a warm place in my heart for Hades.  It is so well done that I had a hard time picking out just one quote…so I’ll grab the beginning and encourage to head over and read the rest.

Hades gets a bad rap. It always comes home this time of year when the story of “The Rape of Persephone” starts getting tossed around as it’s a seasonal favorite. It’s really a very cool story, but the way it’s often told nowadays is simply unfair to Hades. And worse, these short-sighted retellings often gloss over the cultural and spiritual insights hidden in plain sight in this really fascinating story.  More

Daily Happenings: 11/9 – 11-15

November 16, 2014

Just a reminder…my journal blogs are mostly for me and the few people that truly want to know what I do on a daily basis.  Read or ignore as you please.  Unless otherwise stated, I greet my main shrines twice a day when home and say prayers before bed.  Warning:  may contain rants…rants by definition are not based on logic and are solely for the purpose of clearing headspace so that I can address things in a more positive fashion. Read more…

Daily Happenings: 11/2 – 11/8

November 9, 2014

Just a reminder…my journal blogs are mostly for me and the few people that truly want to know what I do on a daily basis.  Read or ignore as you please.  Unless otherwise stated, I greet my main shrines twice a day when home and say prayers before bed.  Warning:  may contain rants…rants by definition are not based on logic and are solely for the purpose of clearing headspace so that I can address things in a more positive fashion.

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Full moon meditation

November 6, 2014

I’ve been ill for the past several weeks with a sinus infection and whatever else decided to come along for the ride.  Very low energy.  Most of my spiritual practices have gone by the wayside during this time.  All the energy I’ve got is spent on taking care of my son, going to work or trying to get better.  Today being the full moon, I figured the least I could do was try to meditate on Isis.  I never know where my meditations are going to take me.  If they are spiritually related or the meanderings of an overactive imagination.  Today I sat down on a chair in front of her shrine and shut my eyes.  I did a simple opening meditation that I do before all my rituals.

I immediately fall into a dream like state where Isis (dressed in white, no jewelry, but the beads in her corn row braids) is bending over me and picking me up.  It is not adult me but child me.  From there my vision splits, with the adult-sight very strong while the  child-sight only gives vague impressions.  As I try to slip more into the child-me, she stops me with a shake of her head and her finger.  So I just watch her cuddle and coo over the child-me, tapping me on my nose, counting and tickling my toes, playing finger games, and in general checking over child-me all the while whispering nothing that I can quite understand but it feels loving, so maybe sweet nothings.   After a time she turns and holds out child-me to adult-me.  I’m not sure what to do, so I look at her and then the child blankly.  I see a infant with short golden curls, pink skin and blue eyes cooing happily away.  She chuckles, somewhat in exasperation, then turns child-me around then places child-me into adult-me’s chest right over my heart chakra.  Formerly my image of my heart chakra is a jeweled frog.  I now see an image of that frog imposed on the child’s forehead, which then disappears.  As it fades, the green of the frog spread over my inner child, who finds it very funny to see its skin turn green.  The baby laughs and laughs, then looks outward with a joy, a happiness, a curiosity.

I am then returned to the here and now, still tired, still ill but with a dull ache over my heart center and third eye whirling/a bit disoriented due to the (quickness of the meditation?).  It will take some time and energy to ponder this one.  Beyond giving me back a happy and healthy inner child, I’m not sure what to make of this…though green skin and hair to match would be awesome.  :)

Daily Happenings: 10/26 – 11/1

November 2, 2014

Just a reminder…my journal blogs are mostly for me and the few people that truly want to know what I do on a daily basis.  Read or ignore as you please.  Unless otherwise stated, I greet my main shrines twice a day when home and say prayers before bed.  Warning:  may contain rants…rants by definition are not based on logic and are solely for the purpose of clearing headspace so that I can address things in a more positive fashion. Read more…

Painting the Greenman

October 30, 2014

I associate the archetypal greenman with Zeus, specifically Zeus at Dodona.  I have a couple oak greenman throughout my house for this reason.  Recently at the yard sale of an acquaintance, I picked up a resin greenman face.  It wasn’t in the best shape cosmetically but physically sound.  After talking it over with my husband and child, we decided it needed painted.  Hubby sprayed it with a base coat and then a green top coat.  The green is shinier than I would like but I think the coverage of paint is better using this method.  I then set out to paint it with outdoor acrylic paint.  So out of my comfort zone as I’ve never done this.  When I got stuck or needed encouragement, I’d poke my heart sister.  Below is the result which now hangs in my dining room.

Taken immediately after I finished the ladybug.

It isn’t perfect but overall I am pleased with the results.

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