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Magical Roots Day 9: Daily Practice

Published August 11, 2017 by Lunapo

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My daily practice is two-fold: libations to Frigg and a yoga flow and/or meditation. 

In the last few weeks, I have been making [almost] daily libations to Frigg. I have a lovely blue and white ceramic bowl in which I make powdered milk in the morning. As I go about the day, I pause to look at the milk and think about my connection with Frigg. In the evening, the Littles help me pour out the milk into the front garden, not far from Witchlette’s Fae house. Witchling specifically enjoys helping me with “bations”, always beginning with “Blessed Frigg”.

Daily offerings to Frigg are designed for her so they align with her. Yoga, however, is a bit less clear. 

Yoga is an Eastern tradition, which I have been doing with some regularity, on and off between kiddos, since I was first discovering my path 10 years ago. While yoga is not something Frigg would have known and would have practiced, but I am able to reconcile each of these practices with the other. I use yoga to align my spiritual, mental, and physical health. I use yoga to help me get into a meditative mind frame to allow Magick to flow. As a seider, a seeress, this is something Frigg would have done herself. Different methodologies perhaps, but the same result. 

Perhaps Frigg manifested today would be a Yogi. 
After day 7, I noted that I was going to let go of all my excuses and do daily morning yoga again. That evening, I charged both my iPod and my speaker. But I left them plugged in downstairs over night and didn’t have them to do yoga yesterday morning. I almost forgot them downstairs again last night, but got out of bed to go downstairs and retrieve them. I set them up at my altar to be ready for yoga this morning. 

Best laid plans… At about midnight, I gave up on Witchling spending the night in his own bed. Between the spill he took yesterday which left him with a knot on his forehead and the cold he is beginning, he needed to be held and unless he was in bed with us, I wasn’t going to get any sleep. Some sleep while being pummeled by a toddler is better than no sleep at all in my book. Yet, with him with me, there would be no yoga this morning either. 

Tomorrow will be another try. 

Between the libation to honor Frigg, which has included grounding and centering, and the impending return of morning yoga, I believe I’m in a good place for my spiritual health. 

…not sure what’s going to come of the daily libations when the school year starts again… We shall see!

Magical Roots Day 8: Meditation

Published August 11, 2017 by Lunapo

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Below is the “Rainbow Meditation” I do with Witchlette on a regular basis. Also below is a video form of the meditation using my chakra tapestry as a guide.

Relax into yourself

Open chakras one by one

Your root chakra flows red light downward Goes down into the earth

Rooting you to nature like a tree is rooted to soil

Your sacral chakra pulses orange

You feel your inspiration to dance, sing, paint, draw, play

You feel your desire to love

Your navel chakra glows yellow

It swirls with your inner strength

Feel your intuition, how you know what’s right without thinking

Your heart chakra radiates green

Love for all beings shines onto the world

Love from all comes to you and is reflected in the green light

Your throat chakra shimmers blue

Softly wavering as you unfold your stories and share your truths

Your third eye twinkles indigo

Holding all of the knowledge of the world

And allowing you to see the unseen

Your crown chakra beams purple

Reaching up to the white of the Divine

Connecting you with the Universe

Intertwining with all that is Magick

The Divine comes down with you

Down through all of you

Still connected with nature

Nature and the Divine

The Divine and nature

Come together within you

Temple visit

Published August 9, 2017 by Lunapo

Today Witchlette and I visited the Buddhist temple in Raleigh. 

We walked around the book store within and spoke with the site manager. 

We went into the gompa, which was beautiful with brightly colored tapestry on every wall. The altar was also bright and colorful and very lovely. My chakras were on overdrive, so I sat on a pillow and meditated until they were balanced with the intense amount of energy present. It was a lovely energy, but still intense. Witchlette also sat to meditate for a bit and was very happy to be able to do so. 

Then, we went to the garden. 

Witchlette would like to make a set of prayer flags for her room to hang over her window. 

Buddha in the back garden

It was a lovely visit, but not some place Witchlette has said she would like to go regularly. I told her if she does, we will. For now, she just wants prayer flags to help her meditate in her own space. 

A gift in return

Published August 8, 2017 by Lunapo

Over the past few years, I have been gifted feathers by our avian friends every so often. We set out bird feeders to thank them, and in return end up with more feathers. 

This summer, when my mom asked to do a bird feeder craft with the kids, I thought that was the perfect thank you. 

Mom found the recipe for a bird feeder wreath. We made a paste from plain gletatin and flour, then added the bird seed. We placed cranberries I to the bottom of the bunt pan and topped it with cranberries as well. 

Our feathered friends seemed to love it!

Hanging day

Hanging day

The next day

It unfortunately didn’t make it through the first major rain storm since hanging and is now a “melted” pile of seed in the ground. But still yummy for friends to enjoy. 

Sad empty ribbon

“Melted” seed a week and a half later

Magical Roots Day 3: Centering

Published August 6, 2017 by Lunapo

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This one is the toughest for me. The challenge itself is to take 5 minutes and focus on breathwork. 

The issue I have is making 5 minutes. Yesterday morning, I was happily awoken to Witchling asking to go potty. Happily, because he is new to full-day potty success and was waking dry but would empty his bladder in bed unless he was immidiately brought to potty upon his very  first waking stirs. During’ rest time yesterday, I chose to nap. After need time last night, I chose to cuddle Hubby and watch murdering people shows (Dateline/48 hours). I grounded as I typically do while laying in bed before sleeping, but I never got to Centering as sleep took me over. 

Each evening, as I pour out my daily Frigg libations to the garden, I center then, but it’s not minutes as I have the Littles with me and need to be aware of where they are…and they don’t have spans of 5 minutes to center with me. 

For Witchlette

Published July 29, 2017 by Lunapo

Witchlette has taken an interest in Shinto and Buddhist practices lately. Granted, she doesn’t quite know it. She knows it’s what Sensei Splinter does on Ninja Turtles, and when I shared with her that what Sensei discussed is based in real spiritual practices, she wanted to learn more about them.

We plan on visiting a Buddhist temple in Raleigh in the next few weeks.

And when I found these beauties at the dollar store, I couldn’t resist encouraging Witchlette’s spiritual curiosity by adding them to our family altar in the living room.

Please wear shoes!

Published July 23, 2017 by Lunapo

Hubby led Witchlette on an experiment today. Sunlight, dark colors, light colors and heat. He took his temp gun and out we went. 

Shaded pavement

Sunlit sidewalk

Sunlight asphalt


Sunny grass

Shaded grass

Witchlette asked to do the asphalt shaded, but there is none on our street. 
As dinner was cooking, storms rolled in. Witchlette asked what the asphalt was now that the rain came to cool it off. 

Hubby stepped out to check (photo not available) 93.2. 

The asphalt cooled about 60 degrees from the rain. 

Please wear shoes on sunlit pavement. Please walk your doggies on the grass. 

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