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Poppy’s Seeds Academy

Hi darling dears. Well I have been absent from this space for a while but I wanted to pop back in to share exciting news.

Next year Poppy’s Seeds Academy will open for its first year. We will be working on connecting to our Divine self and developing our spiritual self. We will also great your very own Book of Days. I am so excited! I hope you will check it out and let me know what you think. For the whole scoop click here.

here is a very short video

Poppy’s Seeds Academy 2015 from Helen Peterson on Vimeo.

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Friday Five

Well shucks this week went somewhere. Here it is Friday and I feel like I haven’t written at all this week.

I am grateful for:

  1. Knowing how to cook. When I want food I can make it and it is good. I never can understand why some people look down on cooking or think it’s not an important skill.
  2. the abundance of yummy food this time of year. Besides the taste it is beautiful I love the bright colors, the orange pumpkins and the green brussel sprouts and the red pomegranate.
  3. fantastic friends old and new. This week I have got to spend time with a good friend. It just makes me so happy and filled with joy.
  4. having good people in my life that I can talk to about all manner of things and not worry that they are going to think I have suddenly lost all my marbles.
  5. my wonderful family who I love beyond words.
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Mabon Ritual

Today was a big day for me. I have practiced on my own for the majority of life by myself or with a few good friends.Tonight I let a ritual for 10 of us. which doesn’t seem like a huge number but it is much bigger then 1 or 2 and seems much larger than even 4.  At any rate it is new territory and I was excited and nervous.

All and all I was pleased. I think others were pleased too.  It was an interesting lesson for me in writing a group ritual. Not that I wrote it all myself mind you. Like many pagans I borrowed some words from here and some from there. and then added a lot of my own. What made this time different is the challenge of taking was it so personal for me and making accessible for others. From the details of addressing the deities to large picture of will this be as meaningful to some one else.

If you read my post on the magic in words and secret names you will know that I address a Deity based on my relationship with that Deity and basically by the name they introduced themselves to me as. Now just because I know them by this name doesn’t mean that others do. So different phrases were washed of names but I think they were still meaningful.

I thought the ritual itself was very beautiful. we sang we danced we laughed. I will share part of it with you now and part tomorrow as I am very tired now.

Mabon/ Autumn Equinox Ritual

Today we gather to reflect and celebrate. We celebrate the harvest both physical and unseen, and we reflect on how we got here. We reflect on our accomplishments of the year and those people who helped us achieve them. We celebrate the turning of the wheel from summer to autumn. We celebrate this moment in time where time stands still and all is in balance.
And as we sand in this moment, It is time to acknowledge all we have to be thankful for.
Pleas lets take hands.
Lets go around and each person list 3 blessings in your life  that you are thankful for

Thank you so much for sharing so much of you, We all have so much to be thankful for!

Thanks a lot
Thanks for the sun in the sky
Thanks a lot
Thanks for the clouds so high

Thanks a lot
Thanks for the whispering wind
Thanks a lot
Thanks for the birds in spring

Thanks a lot
Thanks for the moonlit night
Thanks a lot
Thanks for the starts so bright

Thanks a lot
Thanks for the wonder in me
Thanks a lot
Thanks for the way I feel.

Thanks for the animals thanks for the land
Thanks for the people everywhere
Thanks a lot
Thanks for all I’ve got
Thanks for all I’ve got.

As we have shared with each other let us share our gratitude with the Goddess and God. L has special flying papers. Often we use these to ask for a wish but today we are not asking for anything. Simply being grateful for all we’ve got. Tonight instead of a wish please write a thank you note to the Goddess and God and let it fly.

Mabon, The equinox. This is the time of the fullness of the harvest begun at Lughnasadh. Once again day and night are equal. As nature ebbs and flows and always returns to balance so do we. We pass out of the season of the sun, with long days and much to be done, to the dark half of the year. We feel the shift as the God prepares to leave his physical body and begin the great adventure into the unseen, toward renewal and rebirth of the Goddess. Nature declines, draws back its bounty, reading for winter and its time of rest. The Goddess nodes in the weakening Sun, thought fire burns with in her womb. She feels the presence of the God, even as he wanes. Before we to enter this quite time, this time for introspection let us first gather together and celebrate in the bounty of the harvest!

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Friday things I love and Saturday housekeeping

i hope everyone had a great week and is going to have a wonderful weekend. I am so excited for Egg Day tomorrow. I will be taking a ton of pictures to share with you all. Today I want to share one of the biggest blessings in my life.

FlyLady cartoon

I love her and her crew! While I have always known that a clean house is not just what I want but what I need as well, I didn’t quite know how to make that happen. It was not something I learned as a small child and it did not come naturally to me as it does for some folks. I also want to spend my time with the people I love, not keeping house. Many years ago I found Flylady. I can honestly say she has changed my life. I am completely in awe of this woman and how she is able to pour so much love on so many while teaching us how to take care of ourselves. Did I mention she dose this fro free? Amazing.

From her I have learned; to do a laundry every day. To swish and swipe my bathroom everyday. To start dinner by setting nice table and then running a sink full of hot soapy water. Dirty dishes go in as I cook and I clean as I cook and when I’m done cooking my kitchen is clean. I cook at least 3 times a day so that was rather profound. I reaffirmed that holidays are about doing not about buying. That simple is really wonderful, less is more and it is ok to decluttered.

In fact decluttering has been a big key for me. I had/ have so much stuff that is just stuff. It is not stuff I love,I don’t use it,  it doesn’t have meaning to me and it doesn’t really fit my life but it was living here in my house taking up space. My house is 800sq feet so its not like we have room for a lot for things. Now don’t get me wrong. My house is not clean all the time and everything is peaceful and happy every day. House work is still work and I work on it every day. I have learned that if I do a little everyday it works.

In all honestly I can never express just how much this woman has provided for me a perfect stranger.bags, toiletries were in their home. I can tell you when my father called to say mom was being airlifted to a hospital, I was able to get a bag packed in just a few minuets. Cloths were clean and put away and I can tell you our Yule/Christmas/New years was very calm and that all the plans were done by thanksgiving. We were able to be with family and just enjoy. I can tell you that I get to spend my weekends with my family and my days playing with my daughter ( and educating her) instead of scrubbing the house. I can tell you Flylday brought our house a sense of peace. For this blessings she has given us I am truly thankful and feel blessed.


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