Monday, October 24, 2016

A Bath of Courage

So, in The Witch in Every Woman, this exercise is in the bath tub. It calls for seven candles, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, deep purple, and lavender, and a sword. Now while I do have all the colors in candles, I don't have enough holders so I went with a red pillar candle as I attribute that color with the Goddess. The sword...I do have one, but I just didn't feel comfortable taking a bath with my sword, so I opted to envision a sword in the bath with me. The exercise suggests you visualize yourself as the Lady of the Lake, breathing and swimming, envisioning a submerged kingdom.

On a hand mirror I was supposed to write the following:

I am Sovereign
I have the courage of all Goddesses
The Witch lives within me
The blade of light, truth, and power belongs to me.

I have a hand mirror, but not one big enough for all those words so I wrote them on a sheet of paper. I was supposed to read them aloud and look at my reflection, but instead I said them to myself and meditated on the words.

Power belongs to me. I have to remember that. I am sovereign. I posses power.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

The Gameboard of Life

white = things to send away
black = things to draw in

This is just the beginning of my game board; a bit half-assed as I'm groggy from meds, but hey, it's a start.

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edit to add: i just realized I did my squares backwards and my white is used to draw in. LOL. 

Monday, October 10, 2016

Working on My Craft

So, having lived in my mom's house and under her rules, one thing that she told me was that she accepted the fact that I was a witch, but that I was not allowed to practice in her house. Seeing as I was living there rent-free with meals prepared, I had no objection. Unfortunately, a year plus of minimal practice and lately I've been feeling detached from my practice. This upcoming Celtic New Year (Samhain) feels like the perfect time to get back into my religion and practice.

I have two books that I've had forever and have just been too lazy to read completely through. The first one is The Witch In Every Woman by Laurie Cabot, and the other one is A Witch Alone by Marian Green. Cabot's book has exercises after every chapter with no real timeline. I started reading that today and have made it barely through chapter one because I was busy with the mundane. I will get to it, at least, that's the plan. Green's book is more year-and-a-day based with 13 exercises that follow the moon cycles. I plan on starting this on October's new moon, which so awesomely falls on October 30.

I have a lot on my plate, emotionally, so we'll see how this pans out.