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Bella -- I saw a card in a neat little herbal shop I went to yesterday. I picked one up for my friend back in Indiana who is having a rough time of it lately:

"When you're going through hell....keep going"
~ Winston Churchill

It made me laugh out loud. And it is true. My friend and I talk about the need to not be stuck in any situation...but you really don't want to be stuck in hell.

Off to enjoy a (hopefully) quiet Monday at home with the babies.
post #22 of 519
: After a weekend at work, i am reading and catchig up with everyone... Good morning
post #23 of 519
Mary- love the academy name- I never gave our school a name. We did some waldorf, nature table etc but over the summer it has dwindled to nothing. *sigh* I changed my space but not the kids. Just couldn't keep up.

Bella- remember, this is a process, allow yourself to feel what you feel. you don't have to get stuck in the feeling but acknowledge it. *hugs*

DOK- I hope everything goes well for you. We had nothing but problem when we had cable.
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Just wanted to pop in to say Hi while I can. Cable guy is supposed to be here sometime between 11-3. Why can't they just give you a 1 hr window? Good grief.
Anyway, here's hoping that everything gets sets up (and works) without a problem.

I have so much to do today (inside) but I know ds will go stir crazy if I keep him in all day. Le Sigh.

Hope everyone has a pleasant day!
post #25 of 519
DoK- hope the switch goes smoothly! A lot of the delivery/service people around her give "six hour" delivery windows. It drives me crazy when they say "We'll be there between 8am and 2pm". It's insane and totally kills the day in terms of getting other things done.

Our sleep loft is almost all back together! : No more ants, a ceiling, walls, even a little tiny bit of nesting. My altar is in a new spot and set up again, the baby's stuff is sort of kind of in order, and really things are looking up. Of course, there's nothing like a solid week of construction debris/nasty biting bugs/sleeping on the floor/distracting munchkins/going nuts to make a return to relative chaos look like a pleasure cruise! I'm sure that if the sleep loft had been this messy two weeks ago I would have flipped out over the lack of order, but this has totally restored (or at least re-calibrated) my hormonal nesting levels.

Though I completely forgot this morning's OT for dd2... the therapist arrived and we were all still asleep in bed. ACK!!!! So DH threw on pants and apologized and she left but oh dear... brain no work so good!

daily ritual routines- Well, everything has been so jubled recently I've gotten pretty bad about my rituals. But as a kitchen witch a lot of stuff is just worked into the day automatically. In terms of "ritual ritual" elements I do pull a card for the day each morning (usually one card for each member of the family and then an overall card) and a cleansing in the shower each evening. During the day I use my seasonal beads (which I wear as a necklace or bracelet) as a pendulum for quick check-ins or questions that may have come up. I usually do an evening meditation (just a few minutes) but recently I've been going straight to my hypnobabies cds since I just don't have enough time.
post #26 of 519
Well, he got here earlier than expected. Trouble is, my computer has to be near the tv. Not good. So I'm going to have to move my computer desk into the living room and then push my table over. It's going to look terrible in here.

I'm on my crappy laptop right now. Now if I can just figure out how to set up/retrieve my voicemail.
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i totally dont want to push this, if you all dont want to talk about it, but i am curious (and not up to reading all of the july thread to find out)... what happened with camp? i feel awful because i pushed it to happen and maybe i should have just let it die, but for me it was such a part of what made my time online worthwhile, i'm very sad to see it poof, and i feel responsible. i felt like i made it clear when i organized it that i was going to be gone a good part of the summer, but now i feel bad that i left and nothing more happened with camp. i apologize if i'm bringing up something that was a sore spot or something while i was gone, but i only got one comment, so i'm a bit worried (and a bit hurt as well, to be honest).....
post #29 of 519
Aweyn-camp, not sure what happened. Did someone take a week/topic and cover it? I know we have been (the group) less active as a whole. We can revive it! The dead thread can rise from the ashes, well, so to speak.
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Just popping in to read today's posts.

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post #31 of 519
MDC keeps dropping my thread subscription here. Argh!

Trying again to sub...

Good Morning (where I am anyway) everyone!
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Giving the thread a bump :
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Originally Posted by aweynsayl View Post
i totally dont want to push this, if you all dont want to talk about it, but i am curious (and not up to reading all of the july thread to find out)... what happened with camp? i feel awful because i pushed it to happen and maybe i should have just let it die, but for me it was such a part of what made my time online worthwhile, i'm very sad to see it poof, and i feel responsible. i felt like i made it clear when i organized it that i was going to be gone a good part of the summer, but now i feel bad that i left and nothing more happened with camp. i apologize if i'm bringing up something that was a sore spot or something while i was gone, but i only got one comment, so i'm a bit worried (and a bit hurt as well, to be honest).....
First of all...welcome back! You were certainly missed! I hope it was a great vacation.

I know the camp thing didn't happen too much, but we do still have all of August and personally, I'd love to see some stuff happen because it sounds oh so interesting. Let me know if there is something I can do to help

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Originally Posted by wombatclay View Post

daily ritual routines- Well, everything has been so jubled recently I've gotten pretty bad about my rituals. But as a kitchen witch a lot of stuff is just worked into the day automatically. In terms of "ritual ritual" elements I do pull a card for the day each morning (usually one card for each member of the family and then an overall card) and a cleansing in the shower each evening. During the day I use my seasonal beads (which I wear as a necklace or bracelet) as a pendulum for quick check-ins or questions that may have come up. I usually do an evening meditation (just a few minutes) but recently I've been going straight to my hypnobabies cds since I just don't have enough time.
Can you explain more about the pulling of the cards (if you wish)? It sounds interesting...I have a deck and runes but I'm not very familiar with them. I have to get over my science mind of having to know tons before I even touch stuff

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I want to apologize for disappearing. Things got insane here and to be honest, I don't even know what happened anymore. We did take a brief vacation last week up to yesterday to celebrate the civic holiday. It was a good time with DHs family in the great North! Okay, 6 hours from here (thats the travelling without a baby time). Of coruse, we were about an hour out when we get a call saying I forgot my purse, so we got home at midnight instead of 8pm or so. Oops!

Today is super madness cleaning day. I also lead my first LLL meeting tonight! My topic is "Great Expectations: Breastfeeding Benefits Everyone". I am taking a community approach by looking at other people who get benefits from breastfeeding too (but I am certainly going to include mom and baby).

mamas!
post #34 of 519
lol, yes, lack of people being here does impact it. well as long as it wasnt something bad. i was just getting a weird vibe-- feeling ignored or passed over, so i wanted to make sure all was ok.

if the gals who still have weeks to host are up for it, i imagine they'll pull them out when it feels right. dont really think there's much else one can do, other than express interest if one has it.

(and thanks for the welcome back, sa & a. )
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post #36 of 519
I love my ergo. All I need for a new baby is an ergo, a Kozy, a wrap and some time to *be* -- ok, some cloth dipes too, but seriously...that's all.

I felt my youngest child's spirit hovering about me for forever before she was conceived. It was a lovely thing...though it did drive me nuts for about the last 6 months before conception, only because I felt I was letting her down everytime I wasn't pregnant. KWIM?

Could someone please give a newbie the heads-up on the *camp* that you're discussing that seems didn't happen?

Gotta go get a baby to sleep...
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Well, my belief might be of comfort to you, then.
I totally believe that they know exactly when conception will happen and are not necessarily trying to nudge us to it any sooner. Rather I think they just like hanging around with the family that they're soon to join.

I have one friend who (completely unknown to her until later) ovulated something like 2 days before her husband was scheduled for a vascectomy...so, yeah, before his swelling was gone she found herself with a positive pregnancy test...and her youngest baby was only 10 months old at the time.

Apparently this little spirit saw the last chance to join the family and TOOK IT!

My babies are 4 and 3.5 years apart. I understand wanting to space them more for your next pregnancy.
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post #40 of 519
Hey nonny all!

So, we've got a ceiling in the sleep loft, the contractor got part of the foundation hole dug despite the rain, and I'm still pregnant (though contracting more or less non-stop). On the down side, the girls pushed the computer off the shelf today and I was "internet free" as a result (had to stay here, inside, with two crazy active girls on the first sunny day in a long time because the contractor was here and all the machinery meant we couldn't be in the yard). DH has managed to get this working, but I'm not sure how "well", you know?

Camp- well, I did a bunch of research for a "beyond the basics" week but never actually put it in a "camp format". I keep meaning to just throw it out as a general spirituality thread but haven't... not really sure why. Hmmmm. Actually, I think the overall problem was the bar got set so high last summer I feel like I should have the information organized and "prettied up" and be involved in an active way with the progress of the thread. So I'm running into the classic procrastinator/perfectionist dilema. Put out a sub-par camp thread or no thread at all. And while my brain says "just put it up" my emotions say "don't do it unless you can do it right". So I weeble-peeble-wobble and don't actually get anything done. I wonder if other people feel/felt the same way? It's been a very odd summer I think... so many people have just been smacked by the universe. While I'm sure it'll eventually smooth out for everyone, it seems like each week brings new difficulties for everyone.

Daily card- it's pretty basic. I have a rune deck I really like (it blends Irish seasonal imagery with Norse rune work). Each morning I shuffle the deck and pull a card for "the message/theme of the day" and then a card for each family member. The "whole day" card gives me a touchstone for how the day might shape up, or how it might be helpful to approach things during the day. And the individual people cards give me a quick idea for how each person might be feeling/reacting to the events of the day. Some days I forget, but it's something that takes just a few seconds to do and it helps connect me to other ways of looking/seeing which is a good way for me to start the day.

Discord- actually, has anyone read Tracy's Cancer New Moon article? It talks in part about how this is going to be a tough month in terms of communication and family/friend interactions and YOWSA has today been rough. I don't want to go into details, but basically I got a phone call this morning telling me (third hand) that my mom is planning on sending my dad to live with his parents "as soon as the baby is born", but that this isn't an option (his parents are infirm and not able to provide the level of support he needs) and what do I plan on doing about it? Our babe is due this week, we have a two room home and share a family bed in part because there isn't SPACE for seperate beds, and suddenly I'm supposed to find a "solution" to where my dad is going to live while my mom get's on with her life? Now, my mom and I don't talk. But I do understand and sympathize with the challenges she has faced since my dad's illness. Still, to learn from someone who was called by someone else that my mom is leaving my dad... and then to find out that in fact she "can't" leave him in the way she intends... and then to be informed that somehow this is all my fault and if I'd been a better daughter none of this would have happened... and now I need to "fix" it? ARGH!!!!!!!! Not what I need.

Bleh. No wonder this kiddo is taking his sweet time despite the contractions. He doesn't want to be born in the middle of a family fued!
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