- Yule Cookie Recipes, 2003-2008
- Raising Chickens
- Companion Planting
- Container Gardening
- Non-Toxic Cleaning
- Organic Pest Control
- Gardening by the Moon
- Seasonal Kitchen-August 2008
- Seasonal Kitchen-Summer Solstice 2008, 2009
- Seasonal Kitchen-Samhuinn 2008
- Seasonal Kitchen-Harvest 2008
- Seasonal Kitchen-July 2008
24 January 2012
"Crow is the left-handed guardian"
Crows and ravens are a totem of mine and Pixie's. In Native American zodiac we were both born during the time of the crow. No matter where we go, these lovely beauties follow. Whenever we are driving one of us will point out crows we see...."three crows"...."four crows", is a frequent sound in our car.
Despite their consistent presence in my life, I find that each time I have a significant encounter with them I have to go look at their totem meaning. Today I realised how crazy that is! I am thinking that perhaps I am not as connected to them as I should be, despite their constant presence. Yesterday evening I got to thinking that my magical/witchy practices really need renewed focus from me. the last five years have been rough so my spirituality took a big old hit. I miss the awe and wonder of exploring the pagan path. Ten years ago I was a part of a couple online e-lists and we shared info, ideas and blogged and it was fantastic. Ten years later the internet community has changed, now it seems that it's all about exposure and making a buck and not sharing and growing as a community, so I've been feeling quite lost. Granted my path is my own I still like to gather ideas and such from others as they walk their own path. In the last several years my path has been less witchy and more energetically spiritual (if that makes sense). I am not Wiccan, I identify myself as earth centered pagan. I think these last five years reflect my disconnection from the outdoors. Having had school, work and living in the city and then all the stress etc. of Pixie's treatment I don't have the constant connection with quiet, woods, and natural hum of the earth to soothe myself with. Plus the regular messages I've gotten in the last year to get out into nature have been ignored (smacks forehead). I did make a half-assed attempt last summer and autumn, however it was challenging as the land we live on is spiritually active and was on overload for much of the summer and all through the autumn, making it tough to really relax.
So, enough of my excuses, eh? Yeah. I really miss sharing passion and excitement in our paths, it seems so many people have been so inundated with stress, struggle and heartache and have forgotten the joys of our spirituality. I miss my girls of the CPD, who while I still connect with them on f@cebook it's just not the same, I feel we scattered to the four corners of the earth. I would love to find a group that really wanted to make a working effort to reconnect to the earth/goddess/divine/nature/etc through practices, crafting, everyday living and share their experiences. All without trying to make a buck or see how many followers to their blog they can get. Which seems to be the popular thing nowadays. :(
For now I'll work on getting myself on track, and strive to babble on about it here.