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my mom just emailed me a pic she had taken!

http://s366.photobucket.com/albums/o...ingdayedit.jpg
awesome! you look so happy, and your hair is gorgeous. love the girlbaby with the shades

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Cuteness factor- my dd2 dropped a doll off the couch. She immediately got down, picked it up, looked it in the face and asked "K?". Then she gave it a kiss, lay down with it and while saying "snug'le, baby snug'le", wrapped it's arms around another little toy, and sang it to sleep. Waaaaaaay too cute!
oh, that is definitely cuteness factor! aww! how old is she now?

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Originally Posted by DaughterOfKali View Post
I sure wish I could get a full body massage. Every week. giggle.
Now that would be a spiritual experience!
oh, yes. YES. ahhhh.
what was the MRI for, the fever and stuff? :

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(this child eats only sammiches, yogurt, and spagetti plus the occasional eggy pie when I've been bakign.. that's IT at home)
Hmm.. there's no lump or anything there so how would I tell? It's annoying as hades... I think it has something to do with my shoes as if I wear other than my regular shoes (which I wear like 90% of the time) for a day or two.
i would love it if my child only ate sammiches, yogurt, spaghetti, and eggy pie (whatever that is ). he is so frickin; persnickety and i don't know what he will eat from one day to the next
won't touch sammiches or yogurt, though, or eggs. well, very very occasionally an egg. only scrambled, though. scrambled flat and cut up :

dunno about your foot, hon. mine had a definite lump. hope it resolves itself soon!

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Oh, and Ambystoma is a genus of salamanders. I study amphibians, and they are my favorite salamanders, very friendly-and the name sounds so whimsical and nymph-like to me.
love it
you know, then, probably, where my name comes from?

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Originally Posted by LilMamiBella View Post
Hi everyone! I did a test from beliefnet a few weeks ago and it said I was 100% neo-pagan. I just finished reading the idiots guide to Paganism. Very interesting..I had some misconceptions about Paganism and Wicca. I live in SC and its only a couple small Wiccan groups in my area.
mm and welcome!
of course i'm going to recommend Phyllis Curott
where in SC are you? anywhere by...oh crud, i forgot her name, i've been camping with her...the woman who got all that cr*p from her town, starting with wanting to eliminate invocations of Jesus at the town meetings. Darla Wynne, i think? yikes. that was horrid.
anyway, i'm in Asheville, NC. maybe we aren't so far!

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Uh, color me jealous!
oh yeah! me too, for sure!
DOK when i ever get to England i'm going to have to remember to have you hook me up with your friend!

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Originally Posted by singin_angel View Post
Merry Meet! I hope to be able to join you here in this thread.

but I really like being out in nature and I like the balance I find in paganism....maybe I should start doing the LBRP again...lol.
welcome, and congrats on your impending marriage!
what is LBRP?

mamas, did i remember to tell y'all that i made the nursing program?
my head is spinning
post #102 of 465
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Originally Posted by LilMamiBella View Post
Hi everyone! I did a test from beliefnet a few weeks ago and it said I was 100% neo-pagan.
Welcome to the thread :

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Originally Posted by FreeSpiritMama View Post
Hi everyone, late to the party as we are just back from Glastonbury I didn't do very well at keeping up last month and not sure I will this time either as we are away again next week. Happy belated Beltane :
YOU so totally SUCK! lol I'm SO jealous *sigh* PICS!!!!

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Originally Posted by singin_angel View Post
Merry Meet!

I hope to be able to join you here in this thread. I am very drawn to paganism but after finishing my training with a gardnerian coven in my area and initiated to first, I found that the HPS/HP became very clingy ..
Welcome to the thread I'll be honest and tell you that every coven I've even attempted to be part of turned out to be thoroughly disfunctional! (no offence to any group members here) but it seems like a lot of rather unstable folks are drawn to them in my experience
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There is another large group in our city that holds open rituals in the Odyssean tradition. I had one of the second degree priests hit on me and a friend of mine and he wouldn't leave us alone. He is still there so I'm not sure about going back to check it out.
Never heard of the tradition.. but a member of any authority that can't take no for an answer says RUN AWAY to me
[/QUOTE]Congrats on your impending handfasting!

Bella.. if I were in your shoes that would totally not be ok and he'd find himself coming how to a legal separation. I realize war IS hell and stressful, but that does not entitle him to inflict this kind of behavior on someone trying to support him. And then basically cutting off contact ? Don't care how stressed he is, that's not ok. And if you say you two had enough issues BEFORE he was deployed... sounds like he doesn't really want to grow up to me. Then if he decided he wanted to make an effort, counselling would be in order and the separation can be terminated instead of going ahead.

Then again I am NOT the type to put up with much bs

Anyway, on to happier topics. I'm going to take Quinn to a preschool to have a visit this afternoon.. oddly enough it is the same one Lucas & Connor went to about 3.5yrs ago lol. He will be in the same ROOM Lucas was in even The group leader seems very nice and the centre is nice & open with big play rooms (two of the others had significantly smaller rooms with more kids.. go figure?) and they are air conditioned now, which was big to me. I didn't feel it was fair for us to be out somewhere in cool comfort and him in preschool sweating They're totally play based, thank Goddess, and will give him plenty of help with potty learning as he shows interest

Remember the really nice sweet guy I'm married to? Well last night I grumbled considerably at him because while I was running all over investigating preschools yesterday arvo, he did 'sweet F all' to quote him... he said he just felt like blobbing, but that he hadn't done nothing since he DID work till 1pm. : OMG was the fight on then. THe house was a disaster, and I was pissy because my whole morning would be taken up with cleaning it. I unloaded about when is MY day to blob! Then sent him to bed.

This morning I woke up to a tidy lounge & swept floors How in the hell he managed to do that at 430am without waking me up I do not know. Now I feel guilty *sigh*
post #103 of 465
Catching up....

Cari- well at least it worked. *laughs*

Welcome LilMamiBella- glad you are jumping right in!

Welcome Singin Angel- glad you jumped in too!

Negativity is getting to me today.
post #104 of 465
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he said he just felt like blobbing, but that he hadn't done nothing since he DID work till 1pm. : OMG was the fight on then. THe house was a disaster, and I was pissy because my whole morning would be taken up with cleaning it. I unloaded about when is MY day to blob! Then sent him to bed.

This morning I woke up to a tidy lounge & swept floors How in the hell he managed to do that at 430am without waking me up I do not know. Now I feel guilty *sigh*

omg Cari you so have to send me one of him! not fair.
srsly, sometimes i am so. sick. of being a single parent.

blobbing...like in slacking? lounging? vegging? i've never heard blobbing before...
post #105 of 465
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Originally Posted by singin_angel View Post
Merry Meet!

I hope to be able to join you here in this thread.
Welcome!

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Originally Posted by Maiasaura View Post
what was the MRI for, the fever and stuff? :
The MRI was for my injured foot. I hurt it somehow about 6 weeks ago. Still hurts.
post #106 of 465
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Originally Posted by Maiasaura View Post
omg Cari you so have to send me one of him! not fair.
srsly, sometimes i am so. sick. of being a single parent.

blobbing...like in slacking? lounging? vegging? i've never heard blobbing before...
hehehe.. many girlfriends have said I need to clone him He's most assuredly NOT perfect though if that makes you feel better? He's a bit rough around the edges... burps & farts and cracks up about it Then again I'm a bit juvenile at times myself lol.

and yes, blobbing out is the aussie equivalent of vegging (or one of many.. it's a bit of a pasttime down here )

Quinn seemed to like preschool... he was too excited to have snack with the other kids lol, but he enjoyed having a play outside with them. And he seemed to think the carer in the room was trustworthy.. he sat & built with big lego's with her
post #107 of 465
Morning mamas.

LilMamiBella-Welcome

Singin_angel-Welcome

Bella-I wish I could offer some good advice. It is such a difficult situation to be in and not be able to talk with you DH. Only having contact through letters/e-mail is tough because you can't see the person. Maybe it's better if you can't see him right now? Gives you time to take a step back, a deep breath, and tackle the situation from another angle. I am thinking about you, hoping for the best. If you want to talk, I'm here.
post #108 of 465
mm and welcome!
of course i'm going to recommend Phyllis Curott
where in SC are you? anywhere by...oh crud, i forgot her name, i've been camping with her...the woman who got all that cr*p from her town, starting with wanting to eliminate invocations of Jesus at the town meetings. Darla Wynne, i think? yikes. that was horrid.
anyway, i'm in Asheville, NC. maybe we aren't so far!



I'm in Greenville..not so far away. Thanks for all the welcomes!
post #109 of 465
I am cleaning my bedroom. *ugh* why does our room room have to be the dumping ground for everything?
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Maisuara- Congratulations on getting into the nursing program!! wtg

I've got quite a to do list today, but I'm sneaking in some quick quiet time first for a bit of tapping and meditating. The full moon article is up at MoonCircles too http://www.mooncircles.com/index.html

Have a good day everybody :
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I am cleaning my bedroom. *ugh* why does our room room have to be the dumping ground for everything?
That's my room, too. Looks more like a storage room than my bedroom.

I really should get off my bum and clean.
post #112 of 465
Morning.

I think my H is on his way back to the states now. He still has not contacted anybody to my knowledge, so I don't know for sure where he is going. Most of his family is on my side, so hopefully they can talk some sense into him and figure out what's wrong.

I am just going to sit here and wait. Its driving me nuts not knowing.
post #113 of 465
Thank you all for the welcome

Maiasaura - the LBRP stands for "Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentegram", it is a ritual that can be done to help get rid of things in our lives that are wearing us down. It is quabalistic in natures as it addresses the four elements/directions using the archangels and some parts are in Hebrew, but it is a simple ritual to get rid of negativity in our lives.

I'm glad to hear that I'm not the only one having challenges with group work. It is a little sad, because I like having a religious community where we can support each other. I did practice as a solitary for sometime, but I did find it lonely at times and I missed the social aspect of the celebration - especially cakes and wine.

I need to kick my behind into gear in terms of meditation. I recently found out that I have adrenal fatigue from all the stress that I have been through in the last few years. One of the recommendations is daily meditation or prayer. What a hint from the Gods :P

Today it's a little blah, but I think I will take my little one out anyways so we can enjoy nature and the green that is starting to return (I'm in Canada). I also have to do some cooking...and I have a meeting tonight...not to mention work e-mails I need to return while the princess is sleeping.

I think I will take some time tonight to sit in front of our altar and light some candles. After all the stuff that has gone down recently, I need to reconnect myself with my spirituality.
post #114 of 465
Well, I just spent a bunch of time going through the pagan resources thread, and put in an order from Amazon for:

- "Paganism: An Introduction to Earth-Centered Religions" River Higginbotham
- "Celebrating Great Mother" Cait Johnson

as well as "Riverdance: Live from Radio City Music Hall", simply because I love it and can't watch my VHS copy anymore (no VCR)

I'm really hoping these books can help me find ways to enrich my spiritual life in a way that feels comfortable and that I can fit into my very busy days.

Does anyone here work in a professional setting? If so, do you in any way incorporate your pagan identity into your personal style? I'm finding that wearing a special bracelet I bought reminds me throughout the day to focus on spirit and calm.
post #115 of 465
Hello everyone!! We are busy planning a party for DD's second birthday. Time just flew by there!! Spending the day with the fam and loads of rain. DH is making double chocolate cookies. : I was hoping to get to the store to buy stuff for the yard, but w/ DD getting over an awful cold, it will have to wait due to the rain. Early this morning we scored a train table for DD at a garage sale! Yay!!

Dreamy - glad you found some good things to buy. Don't get overwhelmed by feeling you need to make a decision about which type of pagan you are. The more you explore, you will know your path.

Brendon - my bathroom is the disaster usually, but today it's most of the house. I have removed most of the baby gates because I feel brave. Additionally I am painting a bookshelf and it is sitting in the middle of my kitchen floor. Not a day for company to drop by!

Cari - I have just found the coolest preschool for Z, but unless I become indepently wealthy I don't see how I can ever manage it. The campus is also a huge eco-awareness center. I am itching to find a way to make it work when she is the age to go. DH wants to open our own eco-school. I just don't see that happening


Question for all about paganism!! ( Got to sneak in one every now and again!)
If anyone is partnered and their SO doesn't share their beliefs, do you feel self conscious about your practices? If you did feel awkward in the past about it, how long did it take to feel more comfortable?
post #116 of 465
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The more you explore, you will know your path.

i believe that your path chooses you. :>

Question for all about paganism!! ( Got to sneak in one every now and again!)
If anyone is partnered and their SO doesn't share their beliefs, do you feel self conscious about your practices? If you did feel awkward in the past about it, how long did it take to feel more comfortable?
i was open with him from the beginning. DH was raised Catholic but is no longer religious. i think he has residual faith but will not go to church. he does not care what i am b/c that is myh personal choice. i dont really do rituals or anything. but i have altars and stuff everywhere. i never hid it. however i wasnt comfortable telling him when i was doing what until after a year.



i changed my name when we got married. just got the cert in the mail. there are so many places i had to go today to make it changed everywhere. it is all done though. whew... i made at least 10 phone calls and 5 stops that lasted hours. i have been gone all day. its a good thing i like the name, huh?
post #117 of 465
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Question for all about paganism!! ( Got to sneak in one every now and again!)
If anyone is partnered and their SO doesn't share their beliefs, do you feel self conscious about your practices? If you did feel awkward in the past about it, how long did it take to feel more comfortable?
When we just met, I didn't say anything, but as we got to know each other I told him and he was always very supportive. He even started coming to rituals with me. We also have an altar set up in our bedroom. He has since read some books about paganism and wicca and has asked a lot of questions.
post #118 of 465
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Originally Posted by DaughterOfKali View Post
The MRI was for my injured foot. I hurt it somehow about 6 weeks ago. Still hurts.
oh yeah, your foot! did they find out anything?
that's weird (to me), an MRI for a foot. don't they usually do that just for brain things?

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Originally Posted by CariOfOz View Post
hehehe.. many girlfriends have said I need to clone him He's most assuredly NOT perfect though if that makes you feel better? He's a bit rough around the edges... burps & farts and cracks up about it Then again I'm a bit juvenile at times myself lol.
cari, don't they all do that? IME men are generally juvenile that way.

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Maisuara- Congratulations on getting into the nursing program!! wtg
thank you! now to figure out childcare...my brain is fried. did i post to y'all the two possible sections they offer? it's abysmal. doesn't fit within ds's school schedule at all

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That's my room, too. Looks more like a storage room than my bedroom.
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Brendon - my bathroom is the disaster usually, but today it's most of the house.
egads, really, mamas? how many of you have the bedroom as a mess? my bedroom is my sanctuary. that's the one room that's relatively neat, if covered in dust like the rest of the house
my bathroom isn't bad either. it's the livingroom that's horrid, and ds's room, and the kitchen i do try to keep up with but it's usually buried in recycling that needs to go outside. at least i wash my recycling!

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Maiasaura - the LBRP stands for "Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentegram", it is a ritual that can be done to help get rid of things in our lives that are wearing us down. It is quabalistic in natures as it addresses the four elements/directions using the archangels and some parts are in Hebrew, but it is a simple ritual to get rid of negativity in our lives.
that doesn't sound so simple

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Question for all about paganism!! ( Got to sneak in one every now and again!)
If anyone is partnered and their SO doesn't share their beliefs, do you feel self conscious about your practices? If you did feel awkward in the past about it, how long did it take to feel more comfortable?
no SO now, but i can answer in general. i was very self conscious early on. i knew of no other Pagans besides myself. it took me a long time but i finally found a group that had study meetings about an hour away from where i lived, and i started going to those, and they were the first IRL Pagans i'd ever met. that's how i started.
the first time i wore a pent necklace to work, i was very conscious. it was under my shirt. a lot. one time another waitress saw it and went "oh, you're Pagan?" and i was like oooooh-- i'm outed. i was still very unsure of exactly what Pagans believed, but i knew i was one, so i was very fortunate that she didn't grill me on beliefs but she was something called a Celtic Christian so she understood me and that was so cool.
it took a long while before i was comfortable enough to just Be Me in public and with people. now i don't give a rat's arse who knows.

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i changed my name when we got married. just got the cert in the mail. there are so many places i had to go today to make it changed everywhere. it is all done though. whew... i made at least 10 phone calls and 5 stops that lasted hours. i have been gone all day. its a good thing i like the name, huh?
i didn't. now i wish i had. i was the 2nd Mrs. K. and the first Mrs. K. and i didn't get along so well, plus he'd already had a whole first family named K. but my ds's last name is K and now that Mr.K is gone i wish ds and i had the same last name. oh well *sigh*
post #119 of 465
Wombat-awesome Beltane beads! You are so talented!

Kara and Saphire-thanks for the links! I always seem to forget etsy mostly because I get overwhelmed and drool too much when I get on there! I have two that I am about to put in my cart. Lovely!

Lioness-Congrats on the wedding! It sounds like it went great! And you are beautiful in your dress!

Cari-I started my treasure map but got waaay overwhelmed with life and so it's unfinished. I have one "house" treasure map I did just being a dork awhile back and I think I will pull it out and finish it. Thanks for the idea!

Welcome, Stephanie!

Bella,

Gun-I am very very self conscious about it. I have tried to explain it in the past but he's a raging atheist and thinks any religion or belief is cultish so I don't bring it up or do anything around him. I have mentioned Beltane or Ostara, etc. before and he just looks at me like I'm insane. I used to belong to an awesome group to get out and talk to and do ritual, but I haven't done anything since we moved away. I need a new group!
post #120 of 465
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Question for all about paganism!! ( Got to sneak in one every now and again!)
If anyone is partnered and their SO doesn't share their beliefs, do you feel self conscious about your practices? If you did feel awkward in the past about it, how long did it take to feel more comfortable?
My DH has always known. He was the only person in my life that I told straight away. He is very open and accepting.
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