It’s interesting the things that stick with a person. For instance, there’s a line in a Laurell K. Hamilton book that keeps repeating in my head years after I first read it: “If they can live it, I can watch it.”* The book was about Anita Blake, vampire hunter. In the scene, she and another… Continue reading If they can live it …
This is the ritual I wrote for the Spring Equinox Ritual at Laurelin for today. This is part two of the two part ritual that began at Imbolc. What you need: -Seed pouch from Imbolc Ritual Set up: For a group, be sure to have people stand next to someone they don’t see every day.… Continue reading Spring Equinox Ritual
Happy Imbolc! Below is the ritual I created for the Imbolc celebration last night at Laurelin. It is part one of a two-part ritual. The second piece will occur at Spring Equinox (Ostara). What you need: -A pouch that can be used for a seed. It can be made of anything. I made the pouches… Continue reading Imbolc Ritual
Near the Summer Solstice, a wise friend of mine commented that perhaps we focus too much on light and the Sun. It really planted a seed in my mind and I believe that he was so right. Last night, the Longest Night, that seed sprouted with multiple thoughts on the dark that I’d like to… Continue reading Musings from the Longest Night: Appreciating the Dark Half of the Year
Have you ever had an experience where you intellectually know something, but don’t fully “know” it until you’ve experienced it on an emotional level? This happened to me and the experience has really made an impression. I’ve written before about institutional sexism in the court system but now, my perspective has changed. In Vermont, judges… Continue reading Representation Matters
Laurelin Farm is my spiritual home. My church. Every year, Laurelin puts on a festival to celebrate Lughnasadh, the first harvest holiday. It’s always a fantastic time. I get recharged, grounded and ready for the next year. While this year was a bit subdued for me, the festival was still the same. I always take… Continue reading Lughnasadh
My depression has returned, so I thought it would be an interesting experiment to write about what’s happening with me during this episode. I wrote about living with mental illness a while back and I’d like to see how (or if) my description of my mental illness changes from when I’m stable. It first returned… Continue reading Depression, Damn it!