My first response to the image A Gift for a Gift is a flashback to the book The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. I have always had huge issues with book’s message, depicting a relationship between a tree and a boy wherein the tree gives the boy everything, all that it has down to its... Continue Reading →

The Power of the Poison Apple

Last week's coven meeting was powerful for me. We did a quick trance to go down to meet a deity to find out more about our future work. Instead of meeting a deity, I was approached by a shapeshifter taking the forms of Disney villainesses: Maleficent, the Queen of Hearts, the Evil Queen from Snow... Continue Reading →

May there be love and justice between us. ‪ Please share this magic if you are so inclined. Image: May There Be Love and Justice Between Us by Amoret

Attention

“If someone comes along and shoots an arrow into your heart, it’s fruitless to stand there and yell at the person. It would be much better to turn your attention to the fact that there’s an arrow in your heart...”  ~Pema Chödrön, Start Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate Living Image: Arrow to the... Continue Reading →

Doing Your Work

I've been feeling weird about getting so sick right at the New Year. This time was "supposed" to be my time to fully celebrate my transition into working full-time for myself. I keep fighting the idea that, as I'm recovering, I should be doing more - "Yeah, I'm no longer contagious, running a fever every... Continue Reading →

Have Your Cake and Eat It Too

From the very beginning, I have eaten the damn cake. I love reading Kate Fridkis' blog, Eat the Damn Cake. She writes about body image and beauty culture and, through those lenses, personal worth. Today, I saw her post, "Women's Work," and I can't stop thinking about it. I can't stop thinking about the power of... Continue Reading →

An Ode to my Dwindling Armor

Who is this flower above me?And what is the work of this god?I would know myself in all my parts.~Feri Flower Prayer, traditional, Victor Anderson God is self and self is God and God is a person like myself.~Victor Anderson I'm actively working on being more open to letting people see the person I actually... Continue Reading →

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