Beginning Thoughts from Cornwall

The 21st has come and gone. A new quarter begins.I stood at the sink washing the dishes, looking out at the stump and bush from which the Horned One was staring at me. I apologized that I would be neglecting him. He continues to peek out at me. My instincts tell me to greet the land and offer milk and mince pies, but that just doesn’t….. seem Christian.So I sit and stew about this conflict. My sensibilities have changed since last I practiced Christianity exclusively. I tried, I really tr … [Read more...]

Nadelik Lowen

In Cornwall with no internet. My profound insights on the holidays will have to wait. May you all be blessed and revived by the coming of the Light. … [Read more...]

A note

No interesting posts for the next few days. We are in the thick of moving, leaving bright and early tomorrow morning. I will post again once we get settled into Cornwall. May you have a warm and blessed Yule! … [Read more...]

A Goodbye

The boxes are packed. We came to Wales with twelve boxes, four suitcases, two cats and one child nearly two and half years ago. We leave with 14 boxes, three and a half suitcases, one cat and two kids. These final days are the busiest, most chaotic. My friend, Haloquin, arrived for dinner and magic last night in the midst of people moving furniture out of our house, me feeding the baby and the three-year old running around in his green, footed pajamas. My energy was frazzled and frayed.Halo and … [Read more...]

Sing, Ye Choirs of Angels!

After worshiping the Dark Mother Kali at a full moon Hindu puja, it was rather jarring to sing about the birth of the King of Light at a candle lit Christian service the next day.The Lampeter university chapel is a lovely community, and I've sung off and on there for the last two and half years. This was my third carol service - and my third year singing the opening 'Once in Royal David's City' solo. While I've gotten musically rusty here, I wasn't sick this year! A Christmas … [Read more...]

Full Moon Kali Puja

What do Kali, elephants, and robots have in common? Me!I can't help but love the richness of my life.Saturday started with a 'robot party' for my son. It was his going away party. My husband made a cardboard box robot chassis for each of the kids, but only my son was interested. Instead of designing robots, the party was a huge play fest - noisy, messy and sugar fueled. Just the way a three-year old likes it.Straight after the party I met up with some friends and together we went to … [Read more...]

Looking ahead

When I first envisioned this project, this virtual ashram, I set up my order of traditions with a specific purpose in mind. I deliberately wanted Feri to overlap with Samhain, I wanted Christianity to overlap with Christmas and Lent, and I wanted Place to occur in the spring, when getting outside was more enticing. I was looking forward to Christianity because it is the one spiritual form that has 'easy' community. I have been involved in the local Church of Wales off and on as a singer, and in … [Read more...]


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