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    January Amulet of the Goddess Message

    January Amulet of the Goddess Message Sprouting Seed – New beginnings A new, tender situation is at hand. It needs to be protected and nourished. The seeds you have planted have begun to sprout. IT is time to tend this new development carefully. Be sure to not let it become crowded out by the weeds and other growths. Tend your new life carefully. Speak over those who would silence you.   Frog – Speaking out Listen. Can you hear the frogs croaking in the moonlight? They give their song to all who can hear it. Speak up, speak out, let your message be heard. Speak up for yourself. Raise your…

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    Spiralled Edges

    Spiralled Edges – Learning to Honour Yourself As we go through life, how often do we do things not because they honour who we are, but because we think it is what is expected of us? This year, things came together in such a way that I had the opportunity to spend Christmas and Boxing Day on my own. My younger children spent the holiday with their father, giving me the opportunity to choose for myself what I wanted to do, for me, over the holidays. I had options, plenty of friends and extended family who would have offered me a place to go so that I would not be…

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    December Goddess Amulet Message for the Global Pagan Community

    Dreaming Goddess – Dream So many mixed messages, half-truths, untruths, misstatements, lies. How do you know what to believe? These are scary times. And sometimes it can be hard to know where to turn. Who to believe. Who to not believe. Enemies become allies, allies become enemies. All in the blink of an eye. Moves played out again and again. And you feel helpless in it all. Dream the world as you want it to be. Set your intentions on making your part of the world just that tiny bit better than it has been. Dream a dream of peace and cooperation, love and tolerance, and acceptance. Dream a world…

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    The Spiralled Edge

    Spiralled Edge: The Face of Fear We are being asked and told too many times in life right now to be afraid. Afraid of other people, afraid of our governments, afraid of religions, afraid of doctors striking, afraid of… well, everything. And those fears keep us from questioning the validity of what we are being told is truth. They keep us from realising who or what is an enemy and who isn’t. Fear of being in a car accident keeps some people from driving, others it helps them to drive with greater awareness of potential dangers and hazards around them. Fear of being attacked keeps some people from leaving their…

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    Spiralled Edges

    Spiralled Edges – Soul Ancestors and Pagan Practices I’ve been thinking a lot recently about ancestors and past-life memories, and how that may be influencing my Pagan practise in this current life. Humans place a great value on their cultural group. And well we should! This is our family, our home, our traditions, our rituals and celebrations. Of course we are going to get peeved when someone comes along and treats it all as a joke or picks up the pretty bits to wear like a necklace then tosses it aside when the next shiny comes along. There is a lot of awareness in recent years of the ways in…

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    Spiralled Edges

    Spiralled Edges – Just Be I recently read a blog article talking about the necessity, and great difficulty, some have in holding sacred space without actively doing something. So much emphasis on our self-worth is placed on doing, on being productive. We downplay and devalue the place and purpose for just being. We use the practice of doing to hide from our selves. Sometimes the greatest act of love we can provide is to just be and hold Sacred Space for someone without trying to do for them. Sometimes, we become impatient when growth and change or knowledge doesn’t come as rapidly as we want it to. We mistake times…

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    Spiralled Edges

    Messages from the Goddess Amulets It’s the Harvest Season, and I have gone to the Amulets of the Goddess to ask them what messages they have for us. What can they tell us about our personal harvest? This was what they had to say.   Primal Mother and Child   Know that you belong and you are loved. You have a place and a purpose on the Earth. Cultivate a richer and deeper sense of being a part of the world, of being a part of yourself. Accept the unconditional love that is there for you. The love of a mother for her child. The love of the Universe for…

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    Spiralled Edges

      Spiralled Edges – The Narrow Life Path Think about being on your life path for a moment. What does it look like? When I thought about my own life path, for some reason I always pictured myself on a tight rope, carefully balancing my life on that thin rope and avoiding the extremes of leaning too far either direction. I didn’t want to fall off my path! I’ve been working on changing this narrow view of my own life path over the past few years. I had a first clue that perhaps I wasn’t seeing things as they were when I did a shamanic journey for the purpose of discovering…

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    Spiralled Edges

    Spiralled Edges: The Changing Role of Parenting   Today is Father’s Day in the UK and America and that has put me in mind of how my relationships with my sons has changed over time. As a parent, I know that if I am doing my job correctly the day will come when my children won’t need me to make decisions for them or hold them up. I have to trust that I have given them the skills they need to navigate their way through adulthood. My eldest son is an adult, and has been for several years. Occasionally, I will have someone ask me – “How could you let…

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    Spiralled Edges: Finding Nature in the Edges

    Spiralled Edges – Looking at Death and Dying A recent report released by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman highlights the tragic number of people who are dying without dignity here in the UK. Specifically mentioned were too many incidences of people not receiving adequate pain relief, poor communication between health teams and families leading to family members not being present at time of death, inadequate out-of-hours services, and people being wrongly denied the right to die at home. One can only hope that the recommendations for improved palliative, end of life care are acted upon and improved. While not mentioned specifically, dying with dignity includes more than just tending…