A Ritual of Morning

Lay in your bed

Sleepy eyed


When the temple bells ring

Hit snooze

And again

Then arise, delightful soul clothed in flesh

Light streaming from your heart

Serene, full of unconditional love

Make coffee



Sit at your desk

Check email

Read blogs

Allow the clarity of your brilliant mind

To pierce logical fallacies

Bring forth reason unassailable

Write sarcastic comment

Delete same

Kneel at your altar

Light candles


Holy Mother

Grant me patience



To make of my world

A living

Offering of


Shovel chicken shit

Be in Joy¹

¹I’m pretty sure that Francesca de Grandis was the first person I heard say the words “be in joy” in that order, so credit goes to her for stringing those pearls.
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About Jenya T. Beachy

Jenya T. Beachy is a writer, a teacher, a priest, and a Witch. For over 25 years, she has been exploring the old ways and forging new ones. As the originator of the Shapeshifter line of the Anderson Feri tradition, she has developed many tools and techniques of self-exploration, self-knowledge, and self-healing. She has led classes, retreats, and workshops around the country on Trancework, Personal Empowerment, Ritual Skills, and much more.
Jenya is currently at work on _The Secret Country of Yourself_, (Llewellyn 2017) which is a culmination of her work in the hidden realms for, lo, these many years. Find out more at: www.jenyatbeachy.com or on FB at 'dirtheartwitch'.