I have been doing a lot of cleansing the past couple of days. I thought it might make for a good blog post. I know there are lots of websites out there that probably already have all of this information, but it can’t hurt to add to it.
I did not do any of the research for this video. I just love it.
Lots of cussing involved in this one. If that offends you, do not read this.
What to do when other Pagans threaten you…
I was just dragged into a “thing” without wanting to be. I even said a few times, “I do not want to be involved. I don’t know these people and I feel like I don’t know the whole story.” Somehow that became skewed and I am now an instigator in some sort of coven coup. I fucking hate people sometimes. It’s shit like this that makes me realize why I am such an antisocial nobody. I am happier that way.
This has now evolved (or devolved… depending on how one looks at it) into what has been termed a “Witch War.” I didn’t call it that. I didn’t even realize this was even going on. However, I have taken offense to it as I see someone has threatened not only me, but my family. My reasoning is thus: Wars have collateral damage. It is part of what a war is. Whether it is bullets, missiles, or energy, there is some sort of splash involved and an innocent has a chance of being hurt.
My response to this:
First, I saged and set up protection for my house and family.
Then I messaged everyone involved. I told them they were ALL a bunch of fuck-ups who needed to get their heads out of their asses, sit down and actually talk to each other.
I am still pretty ticked (as can be seen by my potty mouth) that I was dragged into something that I felt I had no reason to be involved in at all. I know some of these people have tried to message me back, but they are just going to have to wait til this momma has calmed down. I have enough drama at home with my own children. I should not need to babysit adults too.
I have really been enjoying my daily lessons. I feel much more calm and balanced. More in tune. Yes, yes, I know I sound “hippie-dippie,” but it’s true. When this year is over, I need to be sure to continue doing something small every day: sitting outside for 10 minutes, a quick meditation, even small spells here and there. I’ve never been one of the spell casting Pagans, but I think that is an aspect I would like to get to know better.
If you are working a spell in which you need to wait for the candle to burn down… Maybe a votive was not my best option. I let it burn for about two hours last night, until I had to go to sleep. And it has burned for about 5 hours today. It wasn’t a large votive. Just a very long burning one…
It has been years since I updated this blog. I made the decision to erase a few of my other posts as I think I wish to use this particular blog as a way of documenting my own personal spiritual growth. And other things.
This past Imbolc, I made the decision to REALLY dedicate myself to learning more. I have started going through The Inner Temple of Witchcraft by Christopher Penczak and Wicca: A Year and a Day by Timothy Roderick. Imbolc seemed like a great time to really start a project like this. It is a time of new beginnings and is an appropriate Sabbat for dedications, initiations, and transformations.
I have kept up with doing a lesson everyday from Roderick’s book and am working on going through one lesson every month in Penczak’s book. The Inner Temple has 12 lessons in total – it seemed like Kismet.
So far, in my 3 days (today will be my 4th) of lessons, Roderick’s book is making me look into my past and feelings. Penczak is making me look inward. Both books are, so far, working well together.