Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Isaac Bonewits

I have been reading this morning about Isaac Bonewit's illness and approaching death. This brought home to me two things - First, the amazing ability of the Internet to connect people over great distance. Isaac and his wife Phaedra (which is an awesome name) are receiving so much support through Facebook, and through other digital channels as well. Prior to Facebook, I might not have even heard about this until after the fact. Because of Facebook, hundreds, maybe even thousands, of people who have benefited from his teachings can say goodbye. Or, since we're Pagans, see you later.

Second, it reminded me of something I was reading in Truth or Dare by Starhawk earlier this week. She talks about being fed spiritually by other cultures, and then giving back to those cultures. The example was if you participate in a Native American sweat lodge, you then have a duty to care about issues affecting Native Americans. If you don't, then you're a taker and a thief.

I am not a member of Ar nDraiocht Fein, but I have been fed spiritually by the rituals of Snow Water Grove over the past year. Ar nDraiocht Fein and Snow Water are part of the tradition started by Isaac Bonewits. So I hope that by burning some incense and sending my energy to aid him in his journey to joining the Ancestors, I am giving back a small portion of the support and love I've received from my ADF friends, all of which flowed from Isaac and his great love of the Earth and the traditions of the Druids from long ago.

May you pray by a good fire, sir, and long live the Tradition!

Merry Part and Blessed Be

Friday, August 06, 2010

In Nebraska!

I can't believe I'll have been here 3 weeks as of this Sunday. I've had a few job interviews, and sent out more applications. Keep sending out those positive vibes for me!

I am enjoying exploring my new town. Folks in Lincoln love to eat, there are so many restaurants here, including at least 4 sushi places. I've also had Indian food, and ice cream at Ivanna Cone, which seems to be a Lincoln landmark. I've also been using my Wii Fit again, feeling in a lot better shape than I was when I left New York. And it's been wonderful getting to see my sweetheart on a regular basis. I am indescribably happy.

I am also trying to meet other Pagan/witchy folk in the area. I've checked out the local store, Here and Back Again, and the owners are very nice. The store's second anniversary was last weekend. They had a psychic faire and I had a tarot reading and a photo of my aura taken. It was very interesting and informative.

Merry Part and Blessed Be!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

OMG a blog post

I have pretty much abandoned this blog. I did want to let anyone who looks here occasionally, or comes to me by way of other friends' blogs, know that I am moving to Nebraska next month to be near the man I love. I am ecstatically happy about this, though sad to be leaving friends and family.

Merry Part and Blesed Be!

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Once a month, and better it be when the moon is full

I shall write a blog post.

(and adore the spirit of Thee, who is Queen of all the Wise)

Elizabeth Barrett Browning quotes

“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways./ I love thee to the depth and breadth and height / My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight / For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.”

“You were made perfectly to be loved - and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.”

“Whoso loves believes the impossible”

Merry Part and Blessed Be

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Full Moon

Goals

1) I procrastinated a bit on this one, but I have exercised the past two days in a row. I've been doing Yoga and other exercise with my Wii Fit.

2) I have cut back on pop, trying to switch to diet when I do want it for the caffeine. I have been drinking more iced tea and green tea. I feel like I'm off to a good start.

3) I have been slacking on creating the ritual, but I've been reading All One Wicca, and finished writing an essay for entrance into the Coven of the Far Flung Net. Will be polishing that up and sending it off today or tomorrow. The full moon is tomorrow, so I still have time to write up something.

4) I am still working on I Will Fear No Evil by Robert Heinlein. I've been playing more World of Warcraft rather than reading more. At least playing WoW though, I do get to interact with other people. It's been fun.

I'm feeling less lonely. I was home all day yesterday and I didn't feel the need to call anyone just to have someone to talk to. I worked out, and had lunch, watched some LOST, and then got online to play WoW at about 8 PM.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Dream

Dream 11/14/2009 waning moon in Scorpio


The dream - A man, older, pretty sure he had a beard, was asking me if I'd ever made a wand. I told him I had, but it was a simple one, nothing like the tools he had. He handed me a large quartz crystal, about 10 inches long, nearly 3 inches in diameter, single terminated at one end, rounded on the other. It was heavy and cool in my hand.

I just remembered this as I was reading All One Wicca. I was reading about different paths that can be taken as your practice and commitment deepens.

I've been focused very much outward lately. Worrying about other people's problems. When I've tried to help others by being there and listening, I end up exhausted, worn out. Focusing inward tends to bring on a feeling of panic. I've been traveling on the weekends so much because I don't like being on my own for hours at a time. The quiet at my little house begins to seem creepy and ominous instead of peaceful.

It's time to start replenishing myself and caring for myself in healthy ways. I need a focus. I told someone once that if there's a hole inside you, you can't fill it up with someone else. You have to fill it with yourself. So I guess it's time for me to listen to my own advice and really start doing that, instead of trying to distract myself and pretend it's not there.

The New Moon is Monday. Goals to accomplish between this New Moon and the next -

1) Start exercising again.
2) Stop drinking pop, thereby cutting my caffeine intake considerably.
3) Create and perform ritual for the Full Moon (the main moon ;-)
4) Read more - requires more active thinking than just watching TV or movies

Wish me luck...

Merry Part and Blessed Be

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Haven't done this in a while....

Morning folks! I am blogging this morning from Pittsburgh, which makes it that much cooler. The sky is blue and the sun is shining. It's a gorgeous day.

What I've been up to lately - Been crazy busy at work. Lots of training going on. Have a new hire class starting a week from tomorrow. We've lost a couple people recently. Some I am sorry to see go, the departure of others makes me dance with glee.

I've also been watching Lost via my Netflix account. I'm now 3 episodes into Season 2, so don't tell me anything! But I completely get now why my friend Kelli named her truck Sawyer. I've been going around singing "You All Everybody" for about 2 weeks. Lost rules.

I've been spending a lot of time on Facebook. I can chat on it with a lot of people from work, college and even a few old high school friends. So if you're reading this and you haven't already, sent me a friend request!

I smell bacon, which means it's almost time for breakfast. Which is good because I am starving.

Merry Part and Blessed Be!

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I live in Harrisburg, PA with my husband.  I'm currently a Customer Care Specialist for a local promotional products company.  I became certified to teach Zumba Fitness in March and I'm working on finding a place to teach.  I am an avid reader.  I also enjoy skiing, belly dancing, and exploring Central PA with my amazing partner by my side.  You might see us at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, because we are proud to be Geeks.