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Hi everyone!

I read your threads every month but I never make the time to post.

Clay, I just wanted to tell you that I had one of those "high risk" pregnancies because one of DS' US scans showed he had a very small gall spleen. I used to joke that I got to look at him more in utero than I'd have time for outside of the womb since I already HAD a toddler.
It was a lot of fear for nothing. DS was totally fine and weighed TWO pounds more than they told me he would. (Although I really did like all the peeking at him. It was so incredible watching him grow and change!!) But it was still a lot of fear for us.

I did a lot of divination last night and got some funny results. Some of my guiding Goddesses for 2007 are the Gorgon and Kuan Yin. That's kind of like having Dick Cheney and Jon Stewart as your guidance!!!

Blessed be!
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Woohoo! I forgot about starting a new thread. tee hee. I like new threads...they take less time to load.
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Hey heathenmom

I have a Fiona also. How old is your Fiona? Here's a pic of my girl.

http://www.geocities.com/utherpendragonfly/pic9.html

I have dabbled with paganism. I love some aspects of it, but loathe the organized, ritual aspect of my experience. (I was raised Mormon, so I really have problems with anyone telling me how to experience anything, most of all God, spirituality...). I truly just love to experience nature in it's true form.
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Irgaine- That sounds more like Wicca. With general paganism there really isn't anyone telling ya what to do.
I don't do rituals anymore. Like you, it just didn't feel right most of the time.
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Forgot to say that I was in a Tradionalist coven and it was really by the book. I didn't like that aspect of it. I no longer consider myself Wiccan.
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Mmmmmm, chocolate.

That's my commentary on the holidays.
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Odetojoy..

Yes it was reclaiming with little touches of each members experience. Some wicca, Gardenarian, Dianic, celtic....

So maybe I do fit in here. I will stick around and see.

I guess I really just like to do my own thing. DH is the same way. HE has had a lot more coven experience than I.

So I wonder, how do you pagan mamas express/celebrate your paganism?
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Igraine, I am the same way with regard that I don't liek people telling me how to experience my life and how I interact with the divine. I am a Witch, but I am not Wiccan. I grew up Catholic(which imho, is Wicca without spells) and I detest regiment.

I live by the cycles of the Earth and the Moon and in rythm and harmony with Nature. I do what feels right. If a ritual feels right, I do it, but for the most poart I do not.

I mostly am in porayer to Gaia, and that is what feels right, but goddesses that seem close lately and into this new year are Demeter and Hecate. I have yet to figure out why, and Ihaven't really questioned, but I know they are leading me someplace.

I did a spread the other day and afterward I piulled a single card and got the Empress. With what we have dealt with here int he past couple of weeks, the Empress is a wonderful card to have received inthe close of the year.

So glad I found this thread!
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Good morning all! And welcome all!

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I did a lot of divination last night and got some funny results. Some of my guiding Goddesses for 2007 are the Gorgon and Kuan Yin. That's kind of like having Dick Cheney and Jon Stewart as your guidance!!!
: Please keep us posted!

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I tried to take her sippy cup and her eyes flew open. The last words she said to me in 2006: "Don't touch my Care Bear, please." And then she was out again.
I like it- clear and polite.

Your celebration sounds wonderful.

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I have dabbled with paganism. I love some aspects of it, but loathe the organized, ritual aspect of my experience. (I was raised Mormon, so I really have problems with anyone telling me how to experience anything, most of all God, spirituality...). I truly just love to experience nature in it's true form.
I think you will find many here that can understand where you are coming from. I love to here how others connect and praise the Earth/Goddess/Universe. For me there is no "right" way. I follow my heart and I read a variety of things to guide me.

Sweet picture of your daughter.

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I grew up Catholic(which imho, is Wicca without spells) and I detest regiment.
I was raised Catholic too.Like the Latin and the candles and Mary, but not much else. Overall I am allergic to organized religions and too stubborn to follow any rules.

Lovely to have so many new Mamas!
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We do some very simple rituals. I do pray and talk to Gaia and The Green Man.

We follow the seasons and the moon as much as possible. I forget about the moon in the winter- all the gloomy weather means I don't get out to see it.

Hubby and I discussed our "goals" for the new year.
For Him the big one is working on his masters.
For me- Fine tuning my work on play and smart toys. I pln to launch a website in the next few months and present at a national conference.

For our spiritual selves we would like to get more involved in the UU church and I am continuing to learn and grow without having a specific goal.

So far the new year brought indegestion due to the wine and pizza I ate at midnight : a very good reminder to keep away from those things!!

I also want to be pregnant- so hopefully in time we will!
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I was raised Catholic too.Like the Latin and the candles and Mary, but not much else. Overall I am allergic to organized religions and too stubborn to follow any rules.
I have 5 Mary statues on my altar in my kitchen. I love her. that is my own personal altar. We also have on in the livingroom that is our family altar and one in our bedroom that is our marriage and lover altar. Our 4 yo dd just recently turned a shelf in her bedroom into her altar. It is wonderful, it has rocks and faerie dolls and shells and sticks. It is jsut a beautiful thing!
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Thanks Salvia! I am quite smitten with my baby girl! My ds is pretty darn cute as well.

My dh and I do simple things to celebrate too. For yule we light candles, read a story about the solistice and shared one present. My kiddos and still pretty young. We try to not over whelm them. I wanted to do a special alter for Samhain with picture of our beloeved dead, but my ds did not want to. He was a little upset at the thought of pictures of deceased. I am not sure why. Maybe because he thinks about them a lot already.

My ds is pretty spiritual in his own way. He experiences spirits and talks about death and passing. He really likes the idea of reincarnation (we talk about a variety of spiritual beliefs so he can decide what is right for him. Both dh and I were forced to attend church. Dh catholic and me mormom). He often talks about how our recently deceased dog is going to come back as something else...sometimes the ideas are pretty funny and other times heart wrenching because he misses his dog.

Glad to join you all!
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Igraine- Your kids are cute! I love the color of your and Fiona's hair!
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wow! a new year!

we didnt do much, i barely made it to midnight

wombat clay lots of positive going your way.

im doing lots of cleaning, physical first, and then spiritual. I have much to do before the growing season starts!

We finally got snow yesterday! Normally we would have many snows by this time, but yesterday was the first real snow other than a dusting. Its so pretty!

mnearthmama- your DDs altar sounds beautiful! How perfect!

heathenmom- I am at your DD and the care bear thing. its so cute when they are SO tired like that.

well thats enough for now, have a blessed day everyone!
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I didn't stay awake for midnight. I had a feeling that ds would wake up early this morning (and he did).
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Hi everyone! Happy January to you all. I cannot believe it's 2007. I remember being 10 (in 1986 lol) and thinking "I wonder what the world will be like in 2000" It seemed so very far away.

Part of my spiritual path is Wicca. I am not super into formal ritual either. Occasionally I enjoy it with others though. I am mostly solitary, however, and on my own it's just whatever I feel is right for the moment.
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Greetings and Salutations of the New Year! And as my Italian family says...Buon Capo D'anno!
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Happy New Year!

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