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.

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Listen, Attend…Re Blog

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Though not directly to do with witchcraft or paganism, we are about communication. With ourselves, coven member’s, nature, the gods. How ever you see this, this short blog makes for an interesting read!

Blessings and Namaste

~ Pagan

 

Our work, our relationships, and our lives succeed or fail one conversation at a time. While no single conversation is guaranteed to transform a company, a relationship, or a life, any single conversation can. Speak and listen as if this is the most important conversation you will ever have with this person. It could be. Participate as if it matters. It does.

– Susan Scott

We spend much of our lives in conversation. We converse with our partners, our children, our parents, our workmates, our neighbors, everyone around us. How well we attend to the other person is often another story. We are often chatting while doing something else. Anything else. Driving. Watching TV. Making dinner. Texting. Listening to music. Watching for our stop on a bus or train.

People make a big deal out of young people (in particular) texting or being on social media rather than communicating face to face. In truth, some of those texts or social media conversations are very intense. The participants are attending closely to what the other is saying. Some of those conversations are skimmed and content or context missed. But that’s true in face to face conversations as well. We’re alive inside our own personal thoughts, actions, reactions, but not necessarily to what the other is communicating.

Each conversation we have with each person who is in our lives is important, significant in its own unique way. Conversations are about ebb and flow, the back and forth give-and-take of interactions. When we are distracted or focused on something other than the person with whom we are communicating, we miss cues to the deeper message behind their words.

We all want to feel heard, to be heard, to have another respond to us as though we are, in the moment, the most important person in the world. In truth, in those moments of deepest communication, we are that important. In order to receive that focus from another, we must be willing to give it. We must be willing to slow our pace. We must be willing to stop our attempt to ‘multitask’ and attend to another person. Listen. Attend. It’s important.

How many times have you walked away from a conversation with no recall of its content? or its context? What has distracted you during your most recent conversation with another person? and the one before that? When was the last time you felt, thought or believed that another person was not paying attention while you were speaking to them? How did you feel? What can you do to keep your attention in your next conversation?

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Witchy Wisdom

It’s Not The Tools…

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This is absolutley true. Doesn’t matter how pretty your athame is. Or how much you spend on all your knick knacks…it’s  YOU who has the power to make the spell work.  Your intent is everything.

This is why you shouldn’t do magick when your heart is filled with negative feelings or if you are  unwell don’t do spellcrafting. I have always said there is no such thing as white or black magick, only grey. Every spell, good or bad, has the potential to switch and become the opposite if the casters intent wills it, even if it isn’t intended.

So before you start take an emotional check on how you are feeling inside!

Blessings and Namaste

~ Pagan 🌱

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Black Salt and Sealing & Protecting Your Home

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I have made black salt myself. I used the charcoal method as it’s easier than gathering scrapings from a cast iron pot. I don’t have a cast iron pot or an open fire, so pretty difficult.  I’ve also added the ashes left from protective incense.

Rice is a first for me. I’ve not seen that used, as it’s used the the article below. May have to try that one next time.

So take a look, as it also gives you guidance on how to seal and protect your home from unwanted spirits, which involves using black salt.

Namaste and blessings

~ Pagan 🌒🌕🌘

Welcome back to the Haunted October Series! This first week we will be working on various methods of protection. Protection for ourselves, and homes. I’ve tried to keep the weekday posts short and sweet. We all have busy lives to live, lets get started! But first, did you pull a card for yourself today? Did […]

via Keep Ghosts Out! Seal & Protect Your Home! — The Witch & Walnut

My Witchy/Pagan Shares

A Kitchen Witch Book Find!

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Found this beautiful book on Amazons marketplace for a fabby £2.50!

N.B: Full price is £12.38 on Prime

Such a pretty ‘feel good’ book with some fabtastic spells amd recipes in! I also love the stunning illustrations too. Right up my Diagon Alley 😂

 

 

Here is a funny tale…When I first started out in Witchcraft I was known online as Cerridwen Greenleaf 😋 some still know me as that!

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#paganism #pagan #kitchwitchcraft #wicca #kitchenwitchbooks #books

 

Tarot and Oracle Readings

Feeling Blessed

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29th September 2017

Cards Used: Words and Whispers by Linda Ravensctoft , Botanical Inspirations and Woman’s Runes (to learn more about these beautiful runes visit www.brigidsgrove.com)

Reading….

Another beautiful spread of gratitude and growth…

It is so easy to forget how blessed we are. Life can be busy and fast passed and we get lost and wound up so much in our lives…we simply forget. Until we see someone less fortunate than ourselves. Then we’ll say how blessed we are.

Each day we should remember and be thankful. Even on our darkest of days we may well be more blessed than another. So remember to be thankful for each day you have. Show gratitude for the clothes on your back, the food on your plate and the roof over your head. Feel blessed for the love of your family (remember not all family are linked by DNA) and friends.

Such gratitude will give you strength and grounding too. And never forget some of your happiest days. Those days that seem almost perfect. Give yourself space, time alone on occasion to reflect on these and maybe see what you can being forward to now to help you to grow as an individual or maybe even improve upon what you did.

What ever you choose to do with such memories, be thankful for those too. Cherish all that you have, big or small.

End of reading….

Namaste
~ Pagan Hare