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to many hats and only one head

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I don’t know what I “should” write about today so I hope you will indulge me in just speaking from the heart about what is going on in my life.

I am feeling at times a bit frustrated and overwhelmed. I am feeling less than untalented and just plain icky. Then I feel bad for feeling those things as I really do have a wonderful life. I greatly dislike being cranky.

I feel like it is time for a scheduled overhaul. I am so tired and finally coming to terms with all o the hats I wear. I have pretended for a very long time that I was a stay at home mom and wife. That is what I think of myself as anyway. But no I am not. I am a caregiver to my mom. The one who is not only there to pick up the pieces of an episode but also the one that tries to plot out how to navigate through our new reality. It can be frustrating and time-consuming but it is worth it really. I am glad I am able to be here in this way and offer whatever talents I may have. It is a new role and I guess I have been pretending it wasn’t happening. On top of that with the new reality of moms health I also find myself needed back in the office. She handled so much of the family business and it is mind-boggling to try to keep up and figure it all out.

Meanwhile little is not pleased that mom is not around all the time. It has thrown off our rhythm so it is time to find a new one.  That is kind of what life is right adjusting to where it takes you and trying hard to make sure nothing gets lost in the cracks.

Don’t get me wrong I really like a lot of my hats. I like I can be here for mom. I love being a mom, which doesn’t make it any easier lol. I am finally embracing my role in my coven and I enjoy that immensely. I have also found that my channaling has kicked in threefold. I often wonder if I was given that gift because I have a loud mouth lol. I mean who doesn’t want to text someone in the morning with “I have received a message for you and it is….”  the wooo wooo crazy stuff has kicked up a few notches now that I am letting it and some of it has been trying but educational and most of it is very good.

Mostly I am trying to be in the now and be calm. If I can manage those two things I can manage anything!

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Small gifts.

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Where

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Life

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is beautiful but it still has thorns.

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Because I think everything about this is beautiful and powerful I wanted to share.

Adventures and Musings of an Arch Druidess

Every day and every night that I say the geneology of Brighid
I shall not be killed
I shall not be harmed
I shall not be put into a cell
I shall not be wounded

No fire, no sun, no moon shall burn me
No lake, no water, no sea shall drown me.

For I am the child of Poetry,
Poetry, child of Reflection,
Reflection, child of Meditation,
Meditation, child of Lore,
Lore, child of Research,
Research, child of Great Knowledge,
Great Knowledge, child of Intelligence,
Intelligence, child of Comprehension,
Comprehension, child of Wisdom,
Wisdom, child of Brighid.
Carmina Gaedelica edited by Lunea Weatherstone

May my words be as considered as poetry,
May I reflect on all I do or say,
May I meditate on those things important spiritually
May I seek to know more of the lore
May I research what I am curious about and what will enable…

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Another breathtaking view

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What a view

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Masterpiece Monday work on my BOS

As I have began to explore my creative side I decided to do some work on my BOS. I hear / read about a LOT of people who wont get started on theirs because they want it to be perfect. I was like that for a long time myself. Then I figured I might as well just do it or it would never get done. I gave myself permission to not be perfect and to make mistakes. This is a perfect example of that. Not that it was a mistake I just changed my mind. If you have seen the pictures of my BOS Then you will recognize (maybe) these next two photos. These are how the pages originally were done and after a time I decided I wanted to change them. Today I am sharing with you first of the pages.

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I liked the page well enough but later I found this wonderful picture and I wanted to use it in my book. I put it in but it never felt right.

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It felt like I had just thrown it in there. So last week I decided to do something about it. I very carefully removed it from the original page. Then I decided to paint the background kind of like space. First black and then specks of all different colors. You can see the flecks better in the last photo. I then pasted on the image and I am very happy with how it turned out.

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And here is a close up of the new page
5 elements page bookofshadwsandblessings.wordpress.com

Hope you enjoyed and as always feel free to leave a comment with a link to any Masterpiece you would like to share.

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Giveaways

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As you know I recently started being an admin over at The Pagan Mama on Facebook. We Just did a give away there and I offered up something that I have been working on for a while as a gift. The response was overwhelming. So many people had such lovely things to say about it and so many people asked for it in the giveaway I was just touched. So of course I thought I should offer it here too 🙂 so first I am going to tell you what it is and then I will tell you how you can enter to win one.

I have created a workbook that I call A Year and A Day Journey to discovery. This is a spiral bound book that has a years worth of prompts and pages to help you discover your path and spirituality.  I developed it both for beginners and folks like me that have been around for a some time and wanted a way to look at things deeper. Because I strongly believe that each person is responsible for her or his journey this is not a book that tells you how to look at things but rather suggestions of things to think about and come to your own conclusions.

All you have to do is leave a comment below. If you would like to share about this please do and leave a comment to let me know. For each way you share (twitter, Facebook etc) you can leave a separate comment aka entry. I will draw the winner a week from today on February 3rd.

Bright Blessings and Best of luck

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Poppy’s Pagan Planning Imbolc 4

Our last Imbolc post before the holiday. If you have missed the others you check them out here, and here, and here 🙂 or if your curious about any sort of holiday or event please check out My Book of Days. I add all of the Poppy’s Pagan Planning posts to it as well as share posts from other blogs and recipes and all sorts of things that I find interesting and useful.

I just love the candles and the lanterns of this picture. And the white and the Green color palette

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These are just mason jars filled with Epsom salt with candles. I think it looks a little like ice and snow and think it would be a lovely way to mark out the edges of the circle.

Source: dailygnome.com via Poppy on Pinterest

These are Peonies made from coffee filters! simple and beautiful. I tried to follow the pinterest link to brown paper 😦 so I searched around and I found another tutorial here. Warning that blog plays music when you open it.

Source: brownpaperpackagesep.blogspot.com via Poppy on Pinterest

Ah Martha, she always has such good stuff! These were for Valentines day as you can tell by the pink lace but I think with white lace they would be lovely snow like candles.

Source: marthastewart.com via Poppy on Pinterest

A lovely little chant 🙂

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This is a pattern from urbanthreads.com I think it would be fun as a embroidery piece or just a coloring page.

Source: urbanthreads.com via Poppy on Pinterest

last but not least a lovely beeswax lantern from Petals and Sunshine which is one of my very favorite blogs. You can find her tutorial here and be excited to know it is not that hard.

Source: petalsandsunshine.blogspot.com via Poppy on Pinterest

I hope you enjoyed my Imbolc sires. I sure have. I think I will tweak it a little for the next series Beltane 🙂

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