Decluttering For The Samhain Soul: Day 5. The Ritual

Most of the year, I keep a small, ceramic box of earth sitting near a figure of Kuan Yin. The box of earth holds soil from two places. One, more black, is from the field that is in front of my Grandma and Grandpa Wright’s house. Less than a month after his funeral, I walked [Read More…]

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Decluttering for the Samhain Soul, Day 4: Who’s Your Ninshubur?

Who is your Ninshubur? “Ninshubur, my constant support, My sukkal who gives me wise advice, My warrior who fights by my side.” (From one translation of Inanna’s descent.) Ninshubur. She who fights beside me. Queen of the East. Messenger for Inanna and other Gods, perhaps the cousin and forerunner of my beloved Hermes. Today, think [Read More…]

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Decluttering for the Samhain Soul, Day 3: Do Something!

Today is a “do something” day. We’ve spent a couple days focusing on the issues that are most cluttering our internal closets and blocking the progress we want to make in our lives. Today, we move something physical. We declutter—something. Just one something. Today, we start with the Power of One. This will help us [Read More…]

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A Five-Day Decluttering Ritual For The Samhain Soul

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about decluttering. Not just the kind that has left me, for the first time in my life, with more drawer space than things to put in them. But the kind of decluttering that led me to hold on to some physical objects and all the emotions trailing from them [Read More…]

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The potent domestic magick of clutter clearing

There is a potent domestic magic in clearing away that which no longer serves. We make room for new growth in our lives by clearing away the things we no longer use, just as we make room for new growth in our gardens by clearing away last year’s crop. [Read more…]

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To Alleviate Poverty, Show Compassion

I have always been passionate about food, good food, well-cooked and shared. Having been poor has made me compassionate about it as well. [Read more…]

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Chili and Corn Bread Fire Winter Weekends With Abundance and Love

After Thanksgiving’s sleepy festival of tryptophan-rich turkey and carbs, I need some fire. So I’m making chili. Classicists might take issue with my chili because it includes beans and uses hamburger instead of diced beef. Also, I’ve stopped making my own chili powder and started trusting the good folks at McCormick’s. I even use canned [Read More…]

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