March 18, 2015

UnOstara: Celebrating An Unplanting

In my own spiritual practice, CUSP, the time between Imbolc and Spring Equinox is critical to our harvest process and the manifestation of positive life change for the coming year. This is especially true of the final few days before Ostara when we officially plant our goals. At Imbolc, we submit our list of desired outcomes for the harvest…

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March 16, 2015

Ostara, Then and Now

Pagans are big on history and gleaning the ancient origins and practices of our holidays is akin to sifting through piles of sand to find the handful of diamond flecks that might be scattered within. Much of our “history” actually comes from inferences derived from literature and the smattering of observational accounts that managed to survive thousands of years…

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March 12, 2015

On the CUSP

Eighteen years ago, my priest/husband/co-author and I outlined a spiritual path that got to the bare bones of the agricultural sabbat cycle and created a plan for positive life change through magical manifestation. What was born of those long nights of drinking, writing, drinking, researching, drinking, and plotting was CUSP (Climbing Up the Spiral Pathway). Little did we realize…

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March 9, 2015

The Power of Words

Humans often consider the power of speech and written word to be the defining quality that sets us apart from the rest of the animal world. With the exception of some animals specially trained to communicate, Koko the Gorilla, for instance, humans alone possess the demonstrated ability for the ongoing use of language. There is little denying the power of…

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March 3, 2015

Of Gods and Goddesses and Tenets (Oh My!)

In 2012, I wrote and published a book called Energy Magic that was many years in development. In it, I explore a practice that is as old as humankind itself: the use of magical energy to achieve positive manifestation for life change. As I began to work with the spiritual energy and “buzz” that exists above and beyond whatever path we take…

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February 24, 2015

Powers of Earth – Be With Us… How?

I am either the best or the worst High Priestess in the history of, well, ever.  Whichever you tell me, I will likely argue anyway.  One of my beloved, and I do mean beloved, long-time circle members messaged me today with a perfectly reasonable question. BLCM:  We have a rosebush in our Earth quarter that needs to be removed right away…

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February 18, 2015

Happy Dance

It has been a weird and freaky time, let me tell you. I last blogged when I was still processing all the feels from my recent belly dance class. I enjoyed it and it was a fantastic workout, plus I have always liked that particular instructor, both personally and in her teaching style. Unfortunately, some scheduling conflicts came up…

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January 16, 2015

Adventures Dancing My Belly

Three years ago this month, I decided to take a belly dance class in town. Belly dance has always impressed me and of all dance styles, it is what I most wanted to learn. Hint: the banner above is not me. I have seen women much larger than I am dance beautifully, so I knew size was not a…

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December 29, 2014

FIX ALL THE THINGS!!

That’s what it feels like my life screamed at me in 2014. The yellow in that graphic reminds me of a highlighter and I feel like someone looked at the script of my life and said, “This is wrong with you. This is wrong…this…this..this…” and then said, “OK, fix it” and then put a revolver to my head and…

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December 1, 2014

Finding The Light

I have written as an online journalist/blogger since 2000, back when webmasters used to download premade websites, plugging their html into a page to create a layered look. Here, let me find an example:

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November 24, 2014

I Meant To Do That

As anyone who reads my blog knows, it has been a terrible year for me and for a lot of other people. I like to believe that the global perspective is such that people are being prepped for exciting changes, the wheat being stripped from the chafe, the sword forged in the fire, the phoenix that will rise from…

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November 12, 2014

Comments on Bullying

I just read the following article by Kovie Biakolo and while I believe that some of the points made are strong and viable, I do think, like most good topics, it bears further discussion.

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November 5, 2014

Stop Spanking the Monkey

Well folks, it has been one hell of a ride this year and I have to admit, my typically optimistic and grateful approach to life has taken quite a beating. I came through it, or at least I came this far through it, but sometimes, it was only by the skin of my teeth.

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October 15, 2014

Whole30 Review

Hello Folks! It is exciting to write this particular blog post because love finding things that work. A couple of months ago, my friend, Chelsea, excitedly told me about an eating plan she was following from www.whole30.com. She looked great, felt great, blah blah blah. She told me what all was involved and I did my “dismiss outright” filing of…

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October 11, 2014

*sigh* ~ Really, People??

Most of you are not even on this scale at all and I love ya for it. I understand that not everyone is religious or spiritual, which I consider to be two very different things that are only related to one another in a minor way. I get that. I just wish it was not such a struggle for…

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October 6, 2014

Dear Mother…

Mother, lend me your words and wisdom Mother, grant me patience and grace Mother, give me strength and discernment Mother, ease my pain and make me whole Mother, find your daughter in this melee of humanity Mother, show me how to best manifest you on this earth Mother, teach me tolerance and humility Mother, guide my steps to walk…

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