Nervous Excitement – A Daily Prompt Post

Wedding Day – A Haiku

nervous excitement
her big day approaching fast
flowers in her hair

 

Today we where asked the following from Daily Prompt:

It’s the night before an important event: a big exam, a major presentation, your wedding. How do you calm your nerves in preparation for the big day?

That depends on what the occasion is. Would you really want to miss the part of the tingling, nervous butterflies that come with good news, such as when you are about to get married, or go on the trip of a lifetime, or move into the house of your dreams?

I think not! This excitement is not something to mask or get over, but to savor. After all it is a milestone that often is only reached after time and energy spend, after careful planning, after many actions that brought you to the point, right before the realization of a dream.

Savoring and relishing in that moment of being at the brink of greatness – in which ever form it expresses itself – is a blessings. It is a chance to be grateful for having made it this far, and a chance to hope for many more moments in your life, just like it it.

What is your approach to a big, important event? What do you think about the nervous excitement that comes with it, and how do you deal with it?

Here is what others wrote on the subject today:

http://sugarcoatingsince91.wordpress.com/2014/10/04/music-as-expected/

http://badosto.wordpress.com/2014/10/04/daily-prompt-big-day-ahead/

http://guthonestfaith.wordpress.com/2014/10/04/no-way/

http://tombalistreri.wordpress.com/2014/10/04/calm-before-the-storm/

 

 

Take A Chance – Be Who You Are

Being a part of an “alternative” faith (meaning not one of the big 3 book religions) means taken a chance to be not accepted. I have tried – and failed – a few times to distance myself from that essential part of me, the practice of Witchcraft, the religion Paganism, the connection to my Matron, Hecate.

There are have been many reason for that – love, trying to fit in, being mad at some of the organized parts of the religion, but the Craft and my Goddess always calls me back. When I arrive at home, I am at ease. Simply because, as a Pagan Witch I am authentic.

Being one’s true self – no matter what other people might think about the label or the religion is important. It took my husband a long time to accept that I can not live in the closet. Now I can’t get him to stop asking to read for him, or create change when needed.

I stuck to my essential self, a big chance to take, when the love of your life is on the line. At the end, authenticity and unconditional love won.

Everyone who knows me knows of my path, the reason for it, is because it is important to me not to hide. Sometimes that leaves to strange questions or stares, but I really do not care so much about the opinion of others that it will make me change. I welcome discussions, sure, after all we learn via dialogue, but that won’t change who I am as a practicing Witch.

This means that somehow though I have to balance my mundane job of being a Writer (okay there is nothing mundane about it, just bare with me for a moment), and the fact that I am a Witch. Should I become famous and achieve my goals of making bestseller lists, and create scripts for some kind of blockbuster, do I want to be known as the odd one out, by being open, by writing openly about my path?

The other option would be to not be open, to stop writing about what I believe in. For me, who has an opinion about everything, and has a way to big of a mouth to not speak my mind, that is really not an option.

So I am taking a chance. I work on both of my blogs, just like I work on both of the most important, most defining aspects of my life – I am a Writer, I am a Witch.

Blessed Be!

Love And Linger – A Vibrational Experience

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In the place of alignment with ones purpose and passion, everything is love.

Sounds like some new age stuff, but it is anything but new. It is the place where dreams can come true, where the joy and passion you feel can grow exponentially.
It is a love that transcends the emotion that we consider attraction and comfort with another person. It is bliss. And this is where I like to linger.

It is easier for me to linger in the moments of loving bliss when the bliss is not attached to a person. The world of writing and film making, the stories within a song that dance through our hearts are these moments of bliss. Any contrast I hold in these moments are only of my doing, and with that knowing I am aware of my total control of it and direct it.

Creating is bliss. Watching the creation of others who where aligned with their own bliss is also bliss.
It is that place I like to linger. It is that vibration that is my love story.

This blog post is based on a combination of two daily prompts “linger” and “love story

Careless Whispers – Words Are Power

One magickal principle suggests that words are powerful. Words create worlds, our chants, our spoken spells, and our prayers are an aspect of that.

But the power of words go beyond the times when we deliberately create change. The carelessly uttered words about another, a group of people and also about ourselves are just as important, specifically if they are repeated often.

Examining how you speak about yourself is an essential part of spiritual growth. Do you speak ill of yourself, do you put yourself down on a regular basis or do your words empower you? Becoming first aware and then moving to adjust your uttering just be a priority. Those words spoken in automatic terms are often an indicator of your inner well being, and therefore an important indicator to you what you need to work on.

So think beyond just the times what you say when you are in front of your altar or in conversation with others, but consider how you speak about yourself to yourself.

Hail Hecate!

Karma, The Law of Return, And The Three-fold Law

Do I believe in Karma? 

First of all if you ask 10 people what Karma exactly is, you most likely get 10 different answers. Karma to a Wiccan might mean a concept of The Three-Fold Law, which states that energy you give out will return to you in three – meaning if you put a “negative” spell upon someone you will receive three times the negativity.

Karma to a Hindu might mean something completely different. They could be revering to the following types of Karma:

Three types of karma:

  1. Prarabdha karma – karma experienced during the present lifetime
  2. Sancita karma – the store of karma that has not yet reached fruition
  3. Agamin or sanciyama karma – karma sown in the present life that will come to fruition in a future life

Buddhism and Jainism also include the concept of Karma within their religious path, but again the meaning is fluid. They could be revering to this concept:

Karma Niyama – order of act and result, e.g., desirable and undesirable acts produce corresponding good and bad results.

Which brings me back to the original question – do I believe in Karma?

I believe in the order of act and result, which to me is the definition of Law of Return. The Law of Return states that whatever energy and focus I put out, I will receive back. At the same time I do not believe in a judgmental Universe, that makes the decision if a act is positive or negative. It is our own perception of the Universe from a human perspective that makes an act positive or negative. Judgment is an entirely human emotion and a human choice. 

Therefore I do not believe in positive or negative Karma, but rather a giving and receiving of focus which creates expansion, a non-judgmental expansion. Law of Return is essentially the same as Law of Attraction as it brings what you focus on – the Law of Return rather specifically deals with the action aspect of return, rather then the emotional aspect of it, as LOA does. 

But again, I am not a practicing Wiccan, I personally practice an eclectic mix of Paganism, and I am practicing Witch. 

Hail Hecate! 

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/02/12/daily-prompt-karma-chameleon/ 

Maiden – Mother – Crone – Honoring Lifestages

One of the things that I love about the Craft is, that it honors the woman (and the man) in all of her life stages. Each one has its own wisdom, strength, place and possibilities. And while each one of us experiences these life stages differently, they are seldom as openly celebrated as in the Pagan paths.

The Maiden – she is honored for her vitality and strength, her enthusiasm and power. She is the Shield Maiden, who fought alongside the men, she is the spark that draws a partner, with her wildness, that should never be tempted to be tamed.

The Mother – she is honored for her role of bringing life, not necessarily physical through bearing ones own children, but by being the aunt, the teacher, the one who stands up for the world through activism, and building careers for herself. She comes in many forms and whichever form she chooses to express herself in, her strength has matured to the fierceness of a lioness.

The Crone – she is the woman of wisdom, the holder of magick and power. She has learned her lessons, bears her scars well, allowing those scars to teach those whom are younger, or are asking for guidance. She is the calm strength, the one who does not need the physical to bend her way, her will is stronger then ever, her words calming or destructive. She is the Witch at height of her power, the one who sees through the veil. 

We can all learn by embracing all aspects of her, and only grow from honoring all of the life stages. They are inevitable, and powerful in their own right, and at their own time.

Hail be to Hecate, the Triple Goddess, the Goddess of all Stages of Life,  on this day and always! 

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/01/30/daily-prompt-age/

Choices

Tell A Tale

What tale do you tell yourself?
People are story tellers, we always imagined, embellished, shared and constructed stories. Some withstood the attempts to quiet them, those stories of power, of the outcast, of deep wisdom and off the land.
Witches are story tellers too. We weave our truths into the magick we create, for ourselves and for others. Us magick storytellers, are the Keepers of the truth, and the misterious, sharing them with our spoken and written words, our actions, our movements, rituals and our dance.
But in this midst of story telling, we sometimes forgot ourselves. What stories do we weave about our own lives? Are those stories that tell about our power, or of our lack? Do they enhance us or tear us down?
It is time that we pay attention to them, take control of them, and once again shape them into something mystically beautiful. For that is what we are, the creators and shapers of our own story.

Hail Hecate! 

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/01/19/daily-prompt-choice/