This Blog has become a forum for a number of serious Pagan women to post and create. Our object is to provide a voice.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

New Moon Blessings by Jackie B. Steele

Good people,
The Sun -star & New Maiden Moon are in the fiery constellation of Aries, 
Spring unfurls, As i walk out on the pollen trail to offer Smoke of gratitude to life, the winds, sky , moon , mother, the Earthy rhythmical rattle and hum of Sand-hill Cranes accompanied my pace and intentions. Miigwech, i gazed upon the beauty of the flowering Apricot tree and i am so grateful to still be a part of all there is. Asked the trees to co-create with me & collected some flora for Apricot flower essence. Sending to you all with great love, 
New Moon Blessings.

Friday, April 17, 2015

The Wisdom of the Crone by Barbara Carvallo

We all have families; some people like theirs and some people don’t.  Personally, I wouldn't walk across the street to turn the hose on most of my blood relatives if they were on fire.  That is a hard saying, I know, but true none the less.  That doesn't mean that I don’t have a family – I do, a family of choice that I love dearly. 

It is difficult to ascertain after 6 ½ decades of life exactly what permanently polluted and soiled the familial love that society maintains we owe our kin.  In the final analysis, it doesn't really matter.  Suffice it to say that there is a way in which health, even survival, depends upon not exposing oneself to the nightmares of the past in the persona of individual family members. 

I am not given to the slop of sentimentality or what is commonly bleated about as forgiveness.  I find it similar to eating too much chocolate or sitting too long in the cloying scent of the wild honeysuckle.  Sooner or later that which was once pleasantly sweet becomes oppressively sickening.  I am, however, given to a negative turn of mind – a kind of electron psychology.  Accordingly, I see well in the dark and take no responsibility for people who don’t. 

As a devout believer in the Great Goddess and a respecter of the Cosmic Laws of Karma, my single most important duty to others is to never obstruct their path nor allow them to obstruct mine.  It is therefore possible for me to reinvent my life, permanently letting go of the people who no longer encourage my spiritual growth and evolution. 

In more mundane terms those that cause me pain, serving to limit my vision or reinforce destructive ideations that I have worked hard to overcome are not welcome in my life.  To allow them to stay, to solicit or encourage a relationship with such people, blood or no, is not good for their Karma or mine. 

This I believe is Crone wisdom.  To paraphrase the old rock and roll song, if you believe in forever then THIS life is just a one night stand.  If souls are meant to come together throughout eternity, it matters little what physical incarnation one sees again this go around. 

Monday, April 6, 2015

The Tulip by Barbara Carvallo

The Tulip, one of the earliest of the spring bloomers, is seen in myriad colors and a number of presentations – from standard to fancy to pointed to ruffled to multi-petaled.  It is important with the tulip to let her leaves brown and die back as much as possible before cutting her down at the end of her bloom time.  The bulb draws energy from the sun through the leaves.  This energy sustains the bulb throughout the winter.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Blessings by Jackie B. Steele

Breakup and ice out on the lakes.  The Robins singing to the sunrise, and a gift of Wakinyans and dancing and rain falling on Winter parched land.  The Air smells sweet and full of promise.  The fertility rites of renewal have begun.  Blessings .....