The Busy Witch: Coming Home

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Instead of leaving me feeling bereft, the absence of my regular rituals actually strengthened my appreciation for returning home and renewed my desire to make conscious choices about my magical practice. Stepping away from my altar gave me a different perspective, and I realized how rote some of my actions had become. [Read more...]

The Busy Witch: Honoring the Creative Spark

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I realized that as long as I am honoring my heart center with the projects I craft, I am allowed to take pride in my work. In that moment, I started to understand that it’s not arrogant to honor your creative spark and the divinity around you in the same breath. [Read more...]

Gratitude Series on Patheos Pagan (Nov 2013)

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Who or what makes us grateful for the Pagan movement? Patheos Pagan writers respond from the heart. [Read more...]

The Busy Witch: Gratitude, the Ocean, and Me

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I am thankful not only for the ocean, but for the lessons she offers: change is inevitable, life is fluid, and beauty and strength are not mutually exclusive. [Read more...]

Syncretic Electric: We Need to be Challenged, or Why I am Thankful

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There are moments when Pagan dialogue becomes so concerned with acceptance and diversity that we lose track of the subject of our discussions and stop saying anything at all. Sometimes, I think we could do with a little less nicety. Sometimes, I think, we need to say no. So, that is why I am thankful for Galina Krasskova. [Read more...]

Druid Thoughts: Gratitude for Community

Nimue Brown

When I have been hurt and lost, my community has brought soft words of encouragement. When I have not known where I belonged, people from my community made a point of telling me that I was wanted. When I have not been able to see what the point of anything was, people from my community have helped me find a sense of worth and purpose. [Read more...]

The Busy Witch: Accidental Magic

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With intention, we can manifest amazing things, but sometimes, we find ourselves manifesting things we never imagined. I’m going to apply my intention to the things that I was already doing without thought: spreading gratitude, tending to myself, and offering joy to those around me. What unintentional acts is it time you made intentional? [Read more...]


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