Solstice day

Published June 21, 2017 by Lunapo

Today we enjoyed the Solstice.

After braving the morning rain for a lovely breakfast, we did some errands and enjoyed lunch at home with a movie and home popped popcorn for Watch It Wednesday.

As Witchling napped and Witchlette and I played, the sun burned through the rest of the clouds and it finally looked like what we all imagine Litha looks like.

Upon his waking, the three of us went to a local park and played in the warm afternoon sun, including a good amount of puddle splashing.

At dinner, we said a Litha prayer and utilized my new offering bowl to make Libations.

We talked about what we want to do this summer.

After dinner and more playing, we drizzled honey on our Fairy cakes and left them in a small thicket at the front of our driveway with the Libations from dinner.

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The Littles enjoyed their own cakes in the Fae’s honor with a summer time smores topping.

All in all, a very blessed Solstice indeed!

Aware 

Published June 20, 2017 by Lunapo

Today was day 2. 

A few weeks ago, I decided to dedicate the summer to feeling better inside and out. 

I want to increase my stamina for family bike rides, and be able to keep better pace with Hubby. My breath and heartrate do well, but my thigh muscles tire quickly and pushing through even gentle hills gets hard. 

I planned to spend the mornings riding my bike solo to build up said stamina. 

Last week, on Wednesday morning, I rose before my last work day and headed to go for a solo ride, but Witchling woke early, before I got down stairs, and since he’s also learning potty, I stayed in. Then, on Thursday, I got out for a ride, but spent almost as much effort getting my bike out of the cramped garage, around the horde of disorganized chaos, and out the side door since our garage door is still broken, and we just dropped a few grand on a new AC unit so it’s going to remain broken. Friday I did nothing. 

Sunday night, I turned my efforts into the house, knowing bike riding is a pipe dream at this point,  between the door and potty success. I brought all my workout videos and yoga mat to the living room. Monday morning, I again rose early and completed a yoga flow. This morning, I did the same. 

I can feel my patience increasing already, with the practice I had regularly until Witchlette came. I struggled to get back into the routine between Witchlette and Witchling, as she would hear me up and want to join and help and while it’s great, it doesn’t make for meditative mind. 

Bringing my practice downstairs, early enough that both Littles are still asleep, has already, in two days, realigned what was slightly off kilter I’m just two sessions. 

Gebo

Published June 19, 2017 by Lunapo

Gebo has been popping up in my life a lot lately. 

An exchange; a gift, usually for a gift. 

A few weeks ago, I wrote a very straightforward healing ritual calling on the goddess Eir. I haven’t utilized it yet, but I thought about it and it just manifested from brain to hand to paper. At the end, very loudly in my mind, I heard, “Gebo. Gebo. Gebo.”

A gift for a gift. If I want Eir to partake on the ritual I wrote, I would have to provide an offering to her. Should I need to utilize that spell, or one like it in the future, I plan to involve a check-writing portion for a local children’s hospital. Eir, goddess of healing, would want to support other healers. 

Yesterday afternoon, I did a rune reading. I had been feeling like I needed to do things the “right” way and while I still was going with my UPG ways, I was still looking for the “right” ways. The right words, the right symbols, the right libations- all the while ignoring my own advice of intent first. The runes set me straight. 

Laguz- psychic, unconscious, creativity

Kenaz- illumination, creative work

Gebo- gift from the spirit world

All together: put forth the time and efforts and connection will follow. A gift for a gift. Time and attention for time and attention. 
No right, no wrong. Just do it. 

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