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One True Home

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We have one TRUE home…Mother Earth! When it all goes wrong, we cannot pack our bags and move some where else! This is it!
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We are her caretakers and protectors of all life…That is how it is meant to be!!
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As Pagans we MUST step up and be counted. Make ourselves heard! And set an example to those who do not follow our path!
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We must not cherry pick what we do and do not protect! We must not contradict who and what we stand for by acting against the Earth and all her children!
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Remember…Mother Earth isn’t just OUR home!! ~•●)○(●•~

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Interesting Articles

You Can Heal Yourself Using The Chi Energy of Trees According to Taoist Masters…

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For me this makes complete sense. Even before reading this small article I knew this.  Think about it; you can have the darkest of moods, but when you step into a woodland or forest, within a short time your mood will lighten.

There is something that is unmistakably magical about woodlands. The energy they are filled with is pure positivity. I will always feel emotionally and spiritually lighter once I have visited our local woodland.

I also feel that any mental and emotional fog is lifted. I can think much more clearly and I feel more spiritually alive. And there is no mistaking the energy you feel when you hug a tree (yes that’s a thing I do. I am a tree hugger and proud of it).

Hope you enjoy the article and do share your own tree healing experiences.

Blessings and namaste

~ Pagan 🌒🌕🌘

Trees are very powerful according to Taoist masters. Aside from absorbing carbon dioxide and turning it into oxygen, trees also have the ability to absorb negative energy and transform it into positive.

The roots of trees dig deep into Earth, the deeper their roots, the higher they rise to the skies. They absorb the energy of the Earth as well as the universal force of the sky.

Trees are considered the most spiritually advanced plant on Earth because of their constant meditation with subtle energy.

You can establish a relationship with trees so long as you understand their language. And they can help you open up your energy channels to cultivate calm, presence and vitality.

They also can benefit from you when you help them eliminate their blocks and devitalized parts. Like any other relationships, you benefit from each other by the constant cultivation of your connection….

For the full article click HERE

Witchy Wisdom

Season Of The Witch

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It has to be said that I have always been comfortable with referring to myself as a pagan and a witch. Obviously there have been times when I have “kept silent” on my true nature, much as I have about my sexuality. In my experience I have always known when and where I should say nothing. Attracting dangerous attention is frankly foolish.

But I am proud of who I am and my heritage. As witches it is time we reclaimed who we are and use our wisdom to know when to keep silent. But also not to hide either.

Are you at ease with who you are?

Below is an interesting article on this very subject…

Season of the Witch: Reclaiming Our Words

Pagan Celebrations

Samhain Ancestor Rite for Families with Children

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It can be very difficult, as a pagan parent, finding a suitable ritual for the whole family and Samhain is especially a beautiful  celebration because we are remembering our ancestors and of course loved ones who have returned to Summerlands or crossed the Rainbow Bridge.

So I thought it would be nice to share this article by Patti Wigington. I hope iy inspires you for this years Samhain celebrations.

Namaste

~ Pagan

If you’re raising kids in a Pagan tradition, it can sometimes be hard to find rituals and ceremonies that are both age appropriate and celebrate the aspects of the particular Sabbat. Factor in that small children tend to have a shorter attention span, and the days of standing in a circle for an hour watching someone chant are pretty much out of reach. That said, there are plenty of ways you can celebrate the different Sabbats with your children.

This ritual is designed to celebrate Samhain with younger kids. Obviously, if your children are older, or you have younger kids who are very focused and mature, you may not need a “kids ritual.” However, for those of you that do, this is a rite you can complete, from start to finish, in about twenty minutes. Also, keep in mind that you are the best judge of what your child is ready for. If he wants to paint his face, bang a drum and chant, let him do so – but if he’d rather participate silently, that’s okay too.

Click Here For The Full Article

Tarot and Oracle Readings

Your Comfort Zone

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28th September 2017
Cards Used: Earth Magic Oracle, Botanical Inspirations and Woman’s Runes (visit Brigid’s Grove here to learn more about these beautiful runes)

Reading….

This particular deck doesn’t often get intuitively chosen and it makes for an interesting spread…

A phrase popped into my head as I looked at these cards. ‘Comfort Zone’ which is reflected in the Rune of Limitations and the Rune of Self. We are all like this to varying degrees. We fear the unknown. What effect doing something we wouldn’t normally do would have on our selves and our lives.

But sometimes in order to progress forward as a person we need to bite the bullet and try. I see a number of steps towards this. Firstly knowing what ‘it’ is. It maybe something quiet simple such as going out to parties and letting your hair down, when normally such things worry you and so you wouldn’t go. Or as extreme as doing a parachute jump. Only you know what ‘it’ is. What you need to do now is say it out loud and ‘do’ it as we see in the Rune of Naming.

Until you do this you are going to remain tetchy and filled with an energy that has no where to go. You need a release. A kind of an explosion so to speak. Once this has happened you will move forward and progress as an individual because you have done this. And it will bring an emotional and almost spiritual healing and a feeling of lightness.

In order to move and live we must be thankful of who we are. Celebrate in what ever way that is. Saying “see! This is me and this is who I am and how I live!”. But do be aware that this movement may take time. Rome wasn’t built in a day as we see from the card Elegance & Patience. So take your time. Don’t rush. But don’t leave it hanging either.

End of reading….

Namaste
~ Pagan Hare

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