Dark Owl Wisdom – Finding Answers In The Shadows

Embrace The Wisdom Of The Dark Owl
Dark Owl Wisdom by Claudia H. Blanton

Wisdom can be found in unexpected places, most often those dark corners within ourselves we are not willing to face. The owl, a symbol of knowledge and wisdom asks us to look closer at these aspects of your life.

As we are surrounded by the gentle awareness and guidance of the Universe, we are told to pay attention to the symbolism that shows up repeatedly into our experience. If the dark owl has been making its way into your life, your need to examine the wisdom in the shadows of self, has become a  necessity. Hidden away answers in aspects, you tend to ignore, are calling for your attention. Do not miss the opportunity to learn from that prompting, as the answers to a question you had, lies right there.

Goddess Blessings

Claudia

Sacred Feminine – Regaining Sacred Space And Peace

By Claudia H. Blanton

There is peace in this special space, the center between The Sacred Feminine and the concept of Male Dominated Spirituality.

Peace is always in the middle, and as I learn more and more about my spiritual path and my own connection to divinity, that is exactly where I found, sacred space lies. In the middle, between the contrast, when the pendulum stops to rest in its natural, undisturbed state.

But because it rarely is still, being pulled all too often often in the direction of the male divine, there is no calm, and we have to pull from the other side. We can not approach this disarray and disruption of natural peace by standing in the middle, hoping that we are not run over by its force, which of course we already know we are and will continue to be.

So as Sacred Feminine Beings, an extension of the Female Deity, our Mother, we are obligated to pull back, until our strength equals the force of those on the other side, and then we can both let go.

And breathe.

And find peace in the embrace of the duality that is the ultimate reality of it all.

Goddess Blessings!

Claudia

Kindness

I survived an abusive childhood filled with fear. In one particular instance I was so scared, that I thought the only option I had was to run away. I was 16.

So I did, not knowing where to go, I walked into the mission at our train station, a place that was a refuge for those homeless and stranded. If they had space, they allowed you to stay, for a night. There were no beds, just blankets and sleeping bags, a cup of hot tea and a slice of bread with jam, but for me it was a refuge, a safe place.

An older, homeless man, dirty from living on the street, with un-kept hair, and a rucksack that held everything he owned showed me warm smile, an ear, and patience. He made sure I was safe, and allowed me to cry, why he sat there, keeping me company.

To this day – I am 42 now – I will never forget the sweet kindness this man showed me. He gave me what he had, which was empathy, something I did not know from my home. A bigger present than anything I every received before.

I have no idea what happened to him. After that day, I never saw him again, but I am grateful for his presence, however fleeting, and always will be.

May you all find someone to share your space, when you are in need.

Goddess Blessings

Claudia

P.S. This post is a part of the Daily Prompt, with today’s subject being “Oasis”. This above named gentlemen gave me the Oasis – the safe place I needed at the moment. Thank you

Germanic Goddess Sunna

Contemplating Sunna – The Germanic Goddess of the SunAs I am contemplating the wheel of the year and Germanic Paganism/Folk Magick, I came across an interesting Goddess whom I want to connect with further.

Sunna – the Germanic Goddess of the Sun – whom is known in the Nordic pantheon as Sol, is an interesting character, who’s symbolism has been distorted (as it has with many old-germanic symbols) to be tied to the Nazi regime.
As a healer, bright and positive, she comes across as a positive, easy to approach Goddess to me personally. Maybe it is because I have been always drawn to warmer climates – I am constantly cold. In that concept and as a fellow healer, I consider warmth greatly healing and rather bright as I visualize it occurring.In mythology Sunna drives a chariot across the sky every day, being pulled by two horses. Allsvinn – who’s name translates to “very fast” –  and Arvak – meaning “Early Rising” pull the Goddess across the heavens as they are persuit by the Wolf Skoll. Myths declare that at times he catches up with them, taking a bit out of the Sun, creating an eclips.

Her symbol – the “Sonnenrad” or sun-wheel – has been found as decoration pieces in many archaeological sites throughout parts of the German state Schleswig Holstein, and is now a part of the city symbol of the town Suederbrarup.


How to connect with Sunna

Time of the Year: Midsummer to Mabon

Time of the Day: Sunrise

Symbols: The sun-wheel, any image of the sun, candles, bonfires

Colors: Bright Yellow, Orange, Fire red

Foods:  any type of berries (traditional), citrus fruit (non-tradition)

Herbs:  rosemary, daisy, marigold, butter cup, angelica

Prayer to Sunna

Goddess of the Sun
so brightly shinning
your warmth and healing eases our days

Hail to you, dear Lady
may your firy powers
lead us to a future bright
full of abundance and hope
now and forever more.

Meaning Of Struggle

Do you believe in your dreams? Are you willing to fail for your dreams, so you can succeed?

 

Every moment, every breath, every struggle has a meaning. What the meaning is, is entirely up to you. You assign the responds, the direction. It only takes a minor shift to change your life in a more profound way, then you can imagine at this very moment.

Choose wisely.

 

Some people that inspire me today:

http://criticaldispatches.com/2014/01/09/the-best-book-i-never-read/

http://dragoneystory.wordpress.com/2014/05/16/15898/

http://risingrave28.wordpress.com/2014/05/16/alien-talks/

http://losjourneytoboston.com/2014/05/16/prompt-worldly-encounters/

 

 

 

How Battles Are Won

 

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Battles are won, not by those inactively waiting for change, but by those who become agents of change. Those who use their voice in ways their situation allows and enables them, via platforms that are ever changing.

If you reach one, or a million, the amount is less important then the choice to speak, when others choose silence. It only takes one to make a difference.

 

Here are some blog posts, that inspired me today:

http://sincerelyherz.wordpress.com/2014/05/11/acts-of-kindness/

http://itsmatthewburgos.wordpress.com/2014/05/11/when-whats-needed-was-a-peso/

http://cxianliu.wordpress.com/2014/05/10/a-precious-smile/

http://pippakinclawz.wordpress.com/2014/05/11/the-kindness-of-strangers/

 

 

 

 

Time For Some Bloglovin!

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So glad that the A to Z Challenge month is over, and I can pay more attention to this blog. For the month of April, my writing/reviewing/movie blog  has gotten all of the attention, but now it is time to share the little bit of blogging time I have between both.

And I have so much exiting stuff planned!

First of all, I will continue to participate in the Pagan Blog Project. I know, I know, that was the plan all along, but hey, there are only so many hours in the day.

Upcoming book reviews: I have some really cool Pagan books I want to share with you, with upcoming release dates!

And of course, it is time to share some thoughts on the practical side of being a Witch, what I think of spiritual practice in relationship with food, real life Witchy living, and stuff like that.

So follow me via WordPress or Bloglovin – you can also find me on Twitter as @homeschoolwitch.

Hugs and Goddess blessings!