Witch’s Gazette- Magickal Newsletter- The Muse Strikes

Victorian_woman_at_writing_desk-228x221Dear Reader:  I hope this newest post finds you well of spirit and body. Life keeps happening and the call of the muse strikes me again, making it impossible to even have a clear thought, until I put down into words what is riddling my mind and soul.

Life spirals in crazy swirls around a person and there are times one feels as if we can actually stay still. Not moving at all, and the maelstrom of life plays right before our eyes. Little pieces of  the big puzzle fall slowly to the ground, and the mystery of it all is sometimes just too much. So we seek refuge in what we love best.

In my case, I let my spirit flow and guide me, and it always guides me true. My little balcony. Small yet big enough to fill my mind with dreams. Through the watching of life evolving before me. Flowers dying and coming to life again with the miracle of Earth’s energy. It is here where I seek refuge from the demanding of life’s obligations. It is there that I can re-collect my own energies and become certain, that I could become one with the frequencies of Earth.

1462289775844My little garden, sings its siren song to me. I cannot stay away for long, for I feel as if something very important has been left undone. So many times I’ve gone to my little piece of calm and placing my hands on the earth, I feel whatever sadness or worry I might be feeling, flow out of me onto it. I can feel how it takes the negative and how in return gifts me with peace.

I have been quiet here in this blog, as I have been not only busy like everyone else; with life’s demands, but also devoid of my writing “mojo” as I like to call it. My mind was blank and my soul empty of the creative fire that fills me whenever I come up with ideas or write. For a while I was upset at that happenstance, then worried that I was not my usual “chatty” self sort of speak, on any of my blogs. Then frustrated  thinking “That is it for me! no more ideas, writing or anything else creative!” I know dear reader, it might sound a bit dramatic, but it was just a thought, said to one in particular but just me. I realized I have lost touch with something important within me, something perhaps I was not acknowledging.

rainy dayAll of us have fluctuations in our energy flow. Sometimes it flows strong and we go through life feeling positive and others is low and we might feel as if we all is devoid of light and laughter. It is a painful reality and one many do not like to speak of, much less acknowledge. But perhaps by opening up about such moments we not only help ourselves but others that might find themselves in a ‘dark’ place of the soul for lack of a better turn of phrase.

There are various things one can do to bring light unto one’s soul some easy some require actual physical efforts and others a journey into our own spirituality and belief. It is important whether you are witch or not, to keep a flow of awareness. It sustains the soul, from the assault of everyday life. It allows for the mind to be present and the spirit to be strong

As simple as lighting a candle on your altar daily, watering your plants, carrying a small bag of stones that ground one’s energy, praying, meditating, talking a walk or just being present in the moment. There is no end to a person’s creative flow of ideas of how to connect to Earth, the only limit lies within our own mind, the blocks we might impose in us.

It is easy to fall prey to outmoded ideas or expectations, and carry them around, like old luggage, hoarding the old and painful and not realizing that it is not needed neither necessary for our own  personal growth and peace of mind. I realized I was blocking my own light, my own healing and thus my primal creativity. It is until recently that I let the emotional gates to be opened, that I hmm.. saw the light, I know, I know it sounds trite but in my case true.

1459579135689So I wanted to share, and send the message that when we might feel that there is only dark days, and loneliness and as if nothing makes sense, it does not mean you have lost your way. It just means that your soul is calling to your heart, there is some inner healing needs be done. Some inner recognition of things to be accepted, and things to let go. No one is perfect. Think about it. As the Universe constantly expands, so our own consciousness of what is around us and of our own place in the midst of it all. It is but natural to stand still for a moment in time, and re-asses our soul’s direction.

It is not my intention to make it seem as if it is easy to take hold of such feelings. It is not. It is anything but that. But is necessary sometimes, for our own growth, the walking through the “dark” to be able to appreciate the sunshine we have in our lives, in the form of family, friends and blessings.

Going into the dark void, consciously, for self-healing, might feel as if we are leaving the known and secure for the uncertain. But coming out of it, with a new perspective and understanding of ourselves worth the journey.

“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.”
Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky

May her light guide you.

Until I write again,


Copyright© 2016-Witch’s Gazette-Magickal Newsletter

First Publication: 2014

A Flower Power House Publication.

This e-book is licensed for your personal enjoyment only. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy,recording or any information storage and retrieval system now known to be invented, without permission in working with the publisher. All rights reserved.












Witch’s Gazette-Magickal Newsletter- Achieving Balance

Victorian_woman_at_writing_desk-228x221Dear Reader: Greetings and welcome back! The first weeks of the new year, find me organizing my closet. A feat of no inconsiderable size. Not because I have tons of clothing items, but due to the fact that I store there as well boxes of books and journals, and the assortment of other odds and ends.

A type of activity that I find time-consuming but one that must be done.  While I work on this self-imposed chore, my mind wanders. I mule over the fact that I do want a type of “bare minimal” closet space. I start to connect the dots through association of ideas. Old ideas I have had in mind, and some recent. What does bare minimal mean to me, besides the fact of owning only the necessary? I start to think that the phrase implies to me; order, peace, zen! Peace brought about by less chaos.

That to me makes sense on various levels. Disengaging the mind from the everyday chores, will let my brain focus. To be more receptive to the dynamics of family life, spiritual life and creative influx. It makes sense dear reader, that having an orderly home, it will leave off more time to pursue that which we want to achieve. To be able to be there, I mean..really be there for the ones you love and love you back! One of the reasons we suffer from stress, is that we tend to do a bit of everything, without committing or pouring our whole soul into one task at a time. We have so many things to accomplish, that we end up with frayed nerves, bad tempers, and worst! unfinished tasks!

I have gone through the spectrum of neatness, not so neat and sort of neat. Which brings me to the present. Finding the balance.

Now, with some wisdom added to my life belt, I can be objective and realize that in order to functionsigns well within and without, balance is needed. It is not something only the super neat have and deserve. Although I must say, it is something that needs to be worked at. Not only in mundane matters but spiritual as well. We cannot be spiritual beings, if the outside life is messy and the mind is a wreck. Like wise, we might look like a million bucks, well put together on the outside, but be a mess within us, in our souls. So it is a matter of balance, after all.

So how to achieve it right? The challenge (and beauty!) for the spiritual practitioner, is that we add just that, a spiritual twist to an otherwise mundane task. It is awesome, that we can add that bit of magic to otherwise everyday tasks and projects. So here are a few ideas that you can implement and  you can add even more of your own.

Make space in your home. Move furniture around . Get that energy flowing! Get indoor plants. Create little oasis of mindfulness through out your home. Like mini-altars around your space. An altar does not need to have the whole nine yards to “be” an altar. And there is nothing that says you only need the one altar.

Keeping it simple. Not overwhelming your home with lots and lots of items. Just the needed things that make you happy.

Closets are the most obvious places where negative and old energies nest for a long while. Sometimes just by the simple act of cleaning it and bringing order to it, we open blocked energies in other areas of our lives. Makes sense. If you are organizing closets throughout the home, it is a good idea, as you work through each closet; to take out all of the stuff inside. Give the closet a good cleaning and pass incense. Let it open so that fresh air comes in before you start to organize it.

Thrifting, has become more and more popular recently. Although not something new. It is just that nowadays more people realize, it makes sense to re-use, recycle and re-purpose . It helps charity causes and reduces needless spending in expensive new items. Of course as with everything else you buy (new or used) it is always a good idea to either spray it with a blessing blend or pass a blessing incense around your (new to you if it is used) item.

Give out furniture or clothing (that is in good condition) that you do not need or use anymore to friends and family. You will always find someone who loves what you have. And in return, you can accept items that others offer you. This creates an awesome exchange of energies. Which in turn fills your own life with even more awesome energies!

Make baby-step efforts towards achieving a home where you love spending time and all is where you free soulwant it to be. Don’t stress that it has to be achieved within a day or two. That is not a realistic goal. Be kind to yourself and only commit to organizing, fixing, painting, or whatever is it that you want to do on days you have available. Every time you achieve one thing in your list, light a candle, burn some incense, and/or just be mindful and find joy in the order and beauty you are creating in your own life.

Lets face it, we are a consumers. We are not hermits, living a life devoid of needed things.  But we have a choice, and we can strive to live a life, in which we don’t have an excess of anything. This is where the balance element is useful.  We strive for the mindful life. We live a life where less is more. More space more energies. More energies, more joy, more peace, etc!

It does make sense, from a spiritual point, that an organized home will add balance. It  will help to free our minds from the small irritations. It will allow our inner beings to be open towards a more satisfying spiritual/mundane life, and it will open our minds as well, to new challenges.

In the words of Henry David Thoreau  “Simplify, simplify!”quote

Until I write again dear reader, may you find peace within as without.


Copyright© 2016-Witch’s Gazette-Magickal Newsletter

First Publication: 2014

A Flower Power House Publication.

This e-book is licensed for your personal enjoyment only. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy,recording or any information storage and retrieval system now known to be invented, without permission in working with the publisher. All rights reserved.

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