Friday, January 22, 2010

Truth for Today

"Wisdom is knowing we are all one
and love is what it feels like
and compassion is what it acts like."

From: Goddess.WS

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


"There are places on the planet we belong and they are not necessarily where we are born. If we are lucky- if the gods are in a good mood- we find them, for whatever length of time is necessary for us to know that, yes, we belong to the earth and it to us. Even if we cannot articulate this intense physical sensation, even if language fails us, we know what home is then, in our very bones."

~ Elizabeth Huggan ~

I Love the Whole World!

Go to youtube and watch a few of these awesome videos right away!

I Love the Whole World

They give me goose bumps... and I like that :)

To New Friends

I can hardly believe how I have found so many awesome Magickal people in such a short time! In less than a week I have over 80 blogs on my reading list- WOW! And you all share so much use-full and wonder-full information on your blogs. What a community we have here. Such support, such openness, such joy and oh so much warm friendship! Thank you all for being here- there- everywhere. I only had to open my heart to find you. Were you all just waiting for me?

I feel truly blessed.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Luna in Winter

Did you look at the moon last night? Oh my..... it was truly beautiful.

I was out running errands at about 5 pm and I noticed the exceptional blue colour of the twilight sky. So clear, so absolutely breathtakingly BLUE! And there not too high on the horizon was the most incredibly thin slice of pure white radiance. It wasn't boastful, it wasn't proud, all it was saying is "Don't worry- I'm always here". Always. Luna hides for a few brief nights but she always returns to us shining brightly in the night sky. How blessed I feel when I spot her during the daylight hours- again reminding us of her being and of her protection.


The sky was lit
by the splendor of the moon
So powerful
I fell to the ground

Your love
has made me sure

I am ready to forsake
this worldly life
and surrender to the magnificence
of your Being

~Rumi ~

Simple Rituals

I love rituals... as a Catholic I adored the simple rituals of the faith... lighting a candle, saying the rosary, kneeling, making the sign of the cross. As an evangelical Christian I loved the rituals of prayer, quiet time, and the lord's supper. Even when I was involved in bdsm I loved the rituals of preparation, dressing up, and focusing on my headspace.

As an atheist I missed rituals. Two years without rituals has made me lose my inner focus. I have cried over the loss of Magick in my life and want it back again. I believe that through rituals I can find serenity and Magick.

At the beginning of January I started focusing on ways to bring ritual back into my life and Magickally they appeared. My good friend B gave me a present- a huge box of crayons and a colouring book of mandalas- mandalas focused on the Sacred Feminine! How serendipitous! So I started a morning ritual: I put on some healing music and I colour a mandala. As I do, I find myself meditating on the Goddess presented on the mandala... and from there my mind wanders. I think about my life, my day, my wishes, my dreams. I meditate on specific colours and their Magickal meanings. I give respect to the various animal totems and plants that I give colour to.

Today I added another simple thing to my morning ritual. Yesterday I created my first altar, just near my desk here in my studio. I used a few things that are meaningful to me- two needlework pieces of fairies that I made, a half-moon candlestick with 2 white candles, a dish of beautiful seashells, a silver symbol of protection from the middle east, and a small star motif tablecloth handquilted with various shades of purple. This morning I lit the candles, and a stick of my favourite Indian incense and found myself in a Magickal place- right here in my room.

These simple rituals brings joy to my morning. I rise earlier from my bed and look forward to my quiet time at my desk. It prepares me for my day and all the challenges it will bring. As I walk along this new path I will keep my eyes open to opportunities to add more rituals to other times of my day.

Blessed Be.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

The Beginning

This is the story of my personal journey of magickal discovery. At the beginning of January 2010 I realised that all my life I have been searching for a path that would fill my life with passion. I've tried so many different ways- Catholicism, Protestantism, BDSM, Buddhism, Atheism and more. But here I am, almost at the end of my 50th year still not feeling settled with my way of living. I choose the word 'Magickal' as my word for this year and I feel so excited about it that I am throwing myself into it with my whole heart. The only way to have a Magickal life, is to BE MAGICK.

And so... I am dedicated to learning something everyday about the way of Magick. I am reading wonderful websites and blogs, ordering books, and writing in my Book of Magick.

I am thankful to all of you who have well-established blogs on the web, for I am learning so very much from each of you. Thank you for sweeping the path for those of us who are just taking our first steps.