I love gathering people together under some pretense, and then sitting with them for a delicious meal. This is usually accompanied by a bit of wine and a lot of laughter. Sometimes I think a core part of my spirituality relies on regular gatherings. Which isn’t a bad way to navigate life’s shoals.
Each year at my birthday I review the previous year, celebrate my accomplishments, and set goals for the coming year. (Here’s my post from last year.) Sometimes I adjust those goals a bit at the witches’ new year (Samhain). Over the years I’ve learned to set fewer and smaller goals to allow for new opportunities […]
This popped up in a social media memory today, a piece I wrote seven years ago. As I say, I don’t usually post such personal pieces, but since this is still so relevant, y’all get to read it now.
I knew when I moved to Portugal that I would need to learn Portuguese. I even started (using Memrise) before we left, but since it lacked context the lessons were boring and nothing stuck. especially since I wasn’t learning vocabulary that was useful in day to day life for the most part. Ate logo (minus […]
Last year, in the light of the moon peering through the towering pines behind my house, I offered myself up to Deity in a ritual I have done every year since 1980. I pledged myself then, and renew that vow in recognition of Their regard of, and for, me. In my spiritual tradition, this is […]
Every year I do a tarot reading for myself to get an idea of what the coming year might bring. As always, presented without comment.
Before I say anything else, I have to acknowledge that my life is in a very different place from what I imagined it might be last year. I’m still in a transitional state, so much continues to be in flux. More than anything, my goals last year envisioned a life as a newly-retired person, living […]
July is a tricky month. It feels like the height of summer, and certainly the high temperatures signal that directly. When I was much younger I loved the sun and could lie in its golden rays for hours, rolling over every half hour to make sure I tanned the same color on all sides.As ancient […]
I’m a few days late with this post because I’ve basically been traveling since the beginning of May, all while Mercury has been retrograde. Lots of delays, changes, and revelations. Didn’t expect that last one, did you?
One of the things that excited us about retiring early and moving to a new country was that we could both develop new — healthier — habits. We felt (as do many) that our working life was geared to taking care of our employer’s needs rather than our own. Even when we were relieved from […]