Embracing Change

I wonder sometimes, it isĀ not necessarily the world that changes around us but us ourselves that change, sometimes irrevocably yet subtly so – that we do not realise it until we feel so alienated or isolated, cut off from ourselves and that which once was so familiar with us. The world may suddenly be revealed…

A Merry Dance

I walked a while this night just past down in the woodland glade. And there I met a wee smallĀ  chap whose spirit did pervade, the tall tree boughs and daintiest of flowers, And the subtle hues of shade and visceral, crafted power. Of such subtlety and mirth, he surely knew his own true worth….

Believe in Yourself

Life is never going to be handed to the majority of us on a plate. For most of us we have to work hard to have what we have. This can often lead to feelings arising of envy and jealousy when our peers may appear to have it easy in comparison. But does life really…

Structure of the Soul; Our Purpose and Design

Life is eventful. It’s marked with milestones, highs, lows and everything in between. It seems all too common now that so many of us fight silent inner conflicts with stress, anxiety, low mood, ill health, lethargy and lack of focus. We are living in a mixed up world that no longer seems to cultivate open…

Tools for Life

There’s no denying that sometimes life deals us challenging cards. Sometimes, no matter how much we try to keep going and pushing on it can feel that things are beginning to stack up against us, leaving us feeling overwhelmed. While there may be many challenges that arise throughout our lives, I cannot help but feel…

Samhain: The Air of Magic

I love this time of year. It is so intense, vibrant and full of raw power. Everything is shifting and changing. There is so much activity surrounding us as life is preparing for change. The light has begun to fade incrementally since mid-June; subtle and secretive. Yet here at this end do we now begin…

Five ways to Realign your Self

There comes a point in most of our lives when we feel “out of sorts”. We wake up every day, perhaps feeling unrefreshed even though we may have had a good 7-8 hours sleep. Doing the same routines, going out to work or doing chores. Consuming food that is usually quick and convenient, then sitting…

Finding One’s Way

Living in the dark is how I all too often feel. I grope my way through life without any meaningful direction. In the scheme of things I may be considered off the grid when it comes to success. Sure, I have lots of achievements in one way or another but I do not flaunt fancy…

Motherhood

Nothing prepares you. Not really. No amount of reading. No amount of conversation with friends or family. No amount of time spent with nieces, nephews, children of friends. Nothing truly prepares you for becoming a mother except the act of creation and birth itself. Well, to be more accurate, not even birth can prepare you;…

Lammas Tide

High Summer. The time of vigorous growth and eruption of life has begun to slow and the days are feeling hazy. The sun still rides high above the clouds and yet the days do not linger beyond the grasp of night any longer; the zenith of the sun traversing the sky has reached its peak….

Besoms & Brooms

Besoms and broomsticks. I love them; their iconic, symbolic nature shrouded in age old belief and superstition. Those seemingly ordinary, everyday household items tucked away in a cupboard somewhere. Something that most of us posses. Yet, the archetypal image conjured up when thinking of a witch is the image of a witch riding upon a…

This thing called Witchcraft

Even in todays society there remains a stigma associated with such bold words and phrases as Witch, Practitioner of the Craft, Witchcraft and even Druid. But exactly what does it mean to refer to oneself as a Witch? Is it necessary to limit ourselves to one category? And what if we feel a calling but…