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…

Leave No Trace

This is a world of material, And in it I walk alone. A wanderer here for a time, All too brief and yet unknown.   In your hand I once held to trust, In hope of faith and strength. In love that once burned, With life, significance.   But how the leaf fades, And the…

Becoming Authentic…….a journey to the heart.

Look up the word authentic and you will find its meaning described as being of undisputed origin; not a copy, genuine. But what does it really mean to consider oneself authentic? Are we naturally so? Or does the fabric of our nature get lost in the overwhelming tides of emotion, responsibility and social conditioning? To…

What’s in a Label?

Who are we really? Are we unique individuals each with a story to tell? Or are we part of something more, something that stretches way beyond our ability to comprehend? Do we live in a world where familiarity and the expected are satisfactory to living or are we part of a chaotic, unpredictable yet stunningly beautiful…

Falling leaves

Another day has come to pass and at its end I sigh. Like falling leaves upon a weary tree, each moment of my life may be recounted. As I sit here in this late eve, I ponder where my footsteps fell this day. What have I achieved? What have I shown gratitude for? How have…

Soulful approach to living

We all face periods of change, upheaval, emotional trauma and illness in our lives with the passing of time. How we approach these experiences will greatly affect their influence upon us. The more resistance we carry the more challenging the experience becomes. When we do not allow events or circumstances to simply be, instead choosing…