Potluck sounds good - are you talking about an online potluck, or an irl one you are asking our opinon on? If online, please set a date; I'll be there!
Have a beautiful day at the beach Cari! Enjoy it for all of us shivering in cold northern weather!
Interesting discussion on witch/Witch/pagan/goddess/Wiccan. I see your point, redveg, that a witch can be of any religion. I appreciate that way of viewing it.
Maia, sorry you had that fb experience with your mom's inappropriate post. You're handling it better than I would! I'd be v. angry/upset.
Is anyone else tired of the Winter? I hate to wish the days away but I am ready for Spring. I need to open some windows. I feel so shut off from everything. I think I am ready for a move to a warmer place. I enjoy the seasons just wish they were a bit milder.
I'm tired of cold floors and wishing I had some sweaters I felt like wearing.
Originally Posted by witchygrrl
An update on my grandfather: he may come out of this illness okay after all. he has pneumonia, but he seems to be making progress toward getting better. My big concern, however, is that if he returns to health, will he still enjoy life? Signs indicated that he was being a less active participant before he got sick, so we did all think this was the end. Time will tell, I guess. I just want him to be happy, and if he isn't...I sort of don't see the point for him to hang on.
Will be thinking good thoughts for your grandfather - thanks for the update. How are your dh and son doing? Recovered, I hope!
Originally Posted by NewMoonMum
For now I have a small shelf up on the wall where I keep crystals, candles, and incense, over which I have hung a pentacle I made from grapevine and copper wire.
Any ideas/links for simple rituals etc. on self-love, affirmation, appreciation, and being kinder to oneself?
love and light to all you mamas!!!
Looking in a mirror and saying "I love you" and genuinely meaning it. Can be harder than it sounds. I think I got that from Louise Hay. I wish you success and progress in your therapy, NMM. Good for you. It is not easy to make time for that when you have a new babe, but there is never a time when it is more important to clear out the toxic past so that it doesn't damage the present.
I just posted something in the pagan weight loss thread linking a meditation for weight loss that could be adapted to general self-affirmation, I think.
I have to say, when I read that you'd hung a homemade pentacle over your shelf, I realized with a start that I've (almost) done the same thing. I kept several star ornaments from the tree, including a homemade grapevine one, and hung them over my kitchen window, replacing old things that used to hang there. I was thinking of the Star card from Tarot, which I have on my TM, but also, that's pretty close to pentacles, isn't it? Like the word "witch", I'm not (yet) totally comfortable with the pentacle, but it is creeping up on me, I guess. Cool!