Practicing: Magical Work

Not all Pagan traditions practice magic, but most engage intention in one form or another. One way to think of the formal, ritual practices of magic — spells, candles, incense, ritual — is as a way of focusing intention and heightening its effectiveness. Read more

Practicing: Honoring Connections

On honoring connections: to the self, one’s place in community, other beings, and the sacred. Read more

Practicing Together #3

Hello, Monday! Here you are, and here we are, practicing together. Last week I noticed how much more spacious my life felt when I had (blizzard-enforced!) time to catch up on a bunch of small things I’d been meaning to get to. This week, I invite in the superpower of letting go. Read more

Practice: Starting Out

Stepping deliberately into our practice is a helpful way to cue ourselves that something special is going on. Over time, when we do this the same way each day, this will make the practice more effective by helping our conscious and unconscious minds know what’s about to happen. Read more

Finding time

Eventually, if you turn out to want a very serious practice, other things will have to go to make room for it. But a few minutes is always better than no minutes, and there is nothing wrong with starting with the low-hanging fruit. If you can’t find fifteen minutes at once, look for stretches of five minutes, or two minutes. If you end up hungry enough for more, you’ll find a way to make further shifts. Read more

Practicing together #2

Practice along with me in the comments! You are invited to use any part of this format that feels helpful, and of course, if you see this later in the week and want to chime in, that’s still great. Read more

Architecture of a Practice

Today, I’m going to share the most general outline of how a practice works, and then in the weeks to come, we’ll talk about about specific ways that each of these functions can be fulfilled. Most practices involve defining space, honoring connections, magical work, and closing. Read more

One practice or many?

One of my traditions is in my blood, and the other is in my bones. This makes theological sense to me in ways that are specific to those two practices, but it’s also a deeply resonant image. And the more I dive into it, the more ways I find it both beautiful and useful. Read more

Practicing together

Each Monday, I invite you to join me in comments or on your own blog to note something you’ve noticed, something you would like to invite in the coming week, some ways that could work, and something that went well. Read more

Introducing myself

I had been a Pagan actively practicing in a community for well over a year before anyone even suggested to me “hey, this would make a good daily practice.”  My passion for daily practice started before then, but as a new Pagan who wasn’t engaged in a formal training program, I didn’t have a teacher or tradition to give me a daily practice or the tools to make my own. Read more

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