|—||Charles Bukowski (via staygoulden)|
History repeats itself with the Sulu/Kirk aka Takei/Shatner rivalry, continuing with Cho/Pines. Beautiful.
When asking the powers that be to take you on a ride, strap yourself in and don’t complain about the outcome. You asked for it.
I’m about to embark on my second divorce. This man has my pity, and my forgiveness, but no more of my energy goes to this relationship. I gave him every chance in the world and was a VERY good wife. (I wasn’t such a great wife in my first marriage, I was barely an adult!) With no exageration, if there were medals for forgiveness, and compassion, and self-sacrifice, and support, I would get one, hands down.. I worked hard to keep us together. I bought us three more years and a child (my second and last). I will go no further, no more martyrdom, because it takes two working in a relationship to make it work.
My heart heals. My children will be better off. And the ride will be worth it.
I actually love stuff like this, so I will be joining in.
I Come from a Christian family ( was not heavy on the religion though) I’ve always loved the cross and collect anything cross related, but whenever i want to wear a cross i almost feel bad for wanting too, so i have a question for you all; do you think it is ok to wear other religion symbols while on the wiccan path? Or do you think it is like a slap in the face to other witches and the goddess?
Share your thoughts! Bright blessings! -Rachel
I have a cross wind chime at my house, because my mother gave it to me. I see this as a way to honor my ancestors and their faith, which got them through hard times from Ireland to the United States; without their faith, I would not have existed.
Apparently not eclectic … but traditional.
Eclectic is a Wiccan thing. I’m still shedding Wiccan layers.
The importance of labels.
I feel a pagan post brewing.
Eclectic is not a “Wiccan thing”. Eclectic just means a mixture of various things. There are good ways to do it, and bad ways to do it. Take your time to get to know and study carefully each and every aspect of your practice, avoid taking things that don’t belong, and be respectful. That’s eclectic done right.
|—||Me, this morning, before coffee, when I looked at some random facebook complaint about people who “think they’re special”.|
Out of abject curiosity I did one of those age analyzer things on the blogspot blog - it ranked me as 51-65.
I went “Well… ouch….”
Thought “Surely it will think my Tumblr blog is more reflective of my- … 65-100 years old you say. Well you suck, then.”
Mine also said 65-100. Wonder what the criteria is… Is it because I don’t have anything about Justin Bieber or is it my vocabulary?
brass hekate coin, produced by poppaeus. this coin is *highly* detailed, beautifully pressed and ridiculously well-priced.
…wipes drool off chin…
I think I need to clarify something because I’ve had a few people write to me lately saying “Oh yeah, I don’t believe in deities either.”
I believe in deities. My perception of just exactly what they are is quite different than the standard hard polytheist, and I also don’t fall in line with the silliness of “using” deities like they’re props, and I don’t think that they’re just psychological concepts either.
It may be difficult to go over what I’ve written about such things here and other places so let me state clearly.
Religion and deity aren’t the same thing. Spirituality doesn’t require deities, and neither does Witchcraft.
For me, personally, I work with deities on a contractual basis for REALLY big things, like I would put my trust in a lawyer or a personal trainer, and yes, I develop a rapport with such beings, even friendship and love for them.
Unless there is something specific I need to accomplish, (and folks who do things differently can feel however they want about this), I don’t bother the deities with praise and worship. I feel that is being a sycophant, and I think gods might appreciate it if it’s sincere. I honestly don’t think that’s what they want from me. I’m properly grateful when I’m given something by my gods.
I don’t ever offer anything that goes against my personal morality and ethics. No god ever has a right to abuse me either. Transformation is difficult, but I draw the line at outright abuse, which is what so many people seem to think is ok for their gods to do to them.
Deities aren’t the center of my spirituality. I am. I go long periods of time without interaction with deities. In fact, I limit my interaction with deities so that it doesn’t become a casual relationship. If they want that kind of relationship with a human, there’s plenty out there that will worship and feed them every day. I need to be able to get something out of it.
An agreed upon favor, for an agreed upon favor. No sacrificing puppies. No signing my name in blood into their service. No being used. No forcing my way down anyone else’s throat. No voluntary enslavement. That’s just not me.
Some gods, I just won’t mess with. They have a reputation for abusing their subjects. I won’t have that in my life.
I refuse to have any relationship with a deity that would negatively affect my children or my relationship with my husband. I have cut a deity out of my life over this. It was hard, but I did it. You might think it’s impossible, being a puny human, but it’s not. I’m not god-bothered by that one anymore.
I hear too much about people being disrespectful of deities, and that’s not what I’m about, either. Love and respect is key. If I can’t love and respect a deity I work with, then I shouldn’t call upon them. It’s sort of asking for it.
Some of the deities I’ve worked with in the past have been the ones to approach me first. Some come into my life with trumpets blazing, others with a more gentle introduction. I rarely enter into a contractual agreement with a deity that I just found interesting. They really have to have shown an interest in me first. And yes, they themselves can lose interest as quickly or over a long period of time. I’m ok with this.
I limit the sheer numbers of deities I work with to a few. There are gods I use to work with that no longer work with. There are gods that I will always love and I will occasionally offer them something special that requires a great sacrifice on my part simply because I love them.
During huge emergencies, I might phone every deity I’ve ever known personally and beg for help. Some people see that as disrespectful. The gods I’ve worked with don’t. And then I spend a lot of time profusely thanking them and offering them noms.
That about sums it up.
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So I’ve decided.
I’m doing a curse against a coworker. She is awful and annoying and just horrible.
I’m gonna pretty much do a vinegar jar with some modification and a spell for her to find another job. I don’t want her to be jobless, I just want her to leave.
So far for the jar I’m going to…
Hot foot powder in the office chair.
I’m doing a “Pay it forward” prosperity ritual Sunday afternoon, in which I will be petitioning for prosperity for those who desperately need it. If you would like to be included, like or reblog, or if you want to be mentioned by name *in the ritual* send me your name via private message.
Thanks, and many blessings.