Joy and merriment abound, as the festivities begin... Beltane is one of the largest celebrations found on the Wheel of the Year. This celebration is observed on April 31st / May 1st (or October 31st / November 1st if you are in the Southern Hemisphere). Typically, the eve before the first, begins the traditional celebrations. The how's, are varied from tradition to tradition, as well as, personal preferences. The focal however, is usually consistent, revolving around fire and…Continue
Added by MJ on April 18, 2017 at 12:30 — No Comments
Blessings to Steve, all the fellow mods, and the RP members.....
Just a short note to explain my frequent absences as of the past couple of weeks... My cousin entered hospice and was brought home two weeks ago today...(Brain Cancer). Things have been pretty touch and go, the days and nights, have been filled with both good and bad moments. As a family, we have been spending as much time as possible with him...We lost his mom to the same thing, several years ago, so this has been very…Continue
Life has a way of completing circles that are left unfinished..... Tis strange , but so true...
I hope that all, had a joyous holiday today.
That you were able to spend it with people who are special to you , and recall just how lucky you are to have them.......
Often, we forget, in the day to day struggles, to say Thank You for what blesses our lives. Like so many holidays, recognizing the people and blessings, shouldn't only happen on a holiday designated for this....It is…
Added by MJ on November 28, 2013 at 20:18 — No Comments
Message to Mommy and Daddy.....
When you think you are all alone, and I have left you ..
Just remember this,
I am just playing hide and seek within your heart
The next time you feel the gentle caress of the wind upon your face,
know that I just felt I was being missed,
so you deserved an extra kiss.
The next time that sunbeam floats down before your eyes,
remember, that is me, within that light
I am there to brighten up that darkest…
It is that time of year again, when change is starting its spiral...
The leaves have slowly started to add their color to the world, reminding us of what is yet to be.... Paths forged and new journeys begin, Twists and turns of the past may rear their heads, to remind of us how far we have traveled....
For some, this is often the season of questioning the direction they have chosen....For others, this is a time to reaffirm the path they have set upon for their…Continue
The Pathway versus the Highway……
Time and time again, someone asks:
How long will it take till I know my deity?
How long before I know I am on the right spiritual journey?
How soon will I be able to do a spell and know it was successful?
When will I find all the answers to my questions?
I guess I want to know, when did seeking a path, became a drag down the super-highway?
I stopped and thought of this comparison,…Continue
In the early morning hour, the answer came in the wind….
Sitting on the stoop, I looked out and started my morning off, with just sounds of nature, reminding me to be thankful, for being blessed, with yet, one more day….
A day, in which I knew the craziness of the world, would descend and interrupt the solitude, I so treasured on these early mornings.
A day, in which I would find myself running the Mom Taxi, laundry, housework, house errands, and many other…
Added by MJ on September 5, 2011 at 14:01 — No Comments
Blessings to all,
This is not the normal post for me... I am telling you all that right from the start.... I am going to ask you all to do something, if it is within your power...
As a pagan community , many of our members have been forced to deal with the loss of a job/ a loved one/a home/ medical issues, and many other hardships, that they have…Continue
Added by MJ on August 7, 2011 at 23:44 — No Comments
In a far off place, where only dreams may lead me.....The daffodils bloom and remind me of the energy that comes from the birth of faith.....Their gentle scent fills my head and lets my mind wander to peaceful moments....The gentle wind murmurs words that only my heart can hear......
Life would be so simple, if we could just hang a sign out that says:
It would warn all of those around us, that we are experiencing huge changes within our lives. It would announce to those that share our lives, that we are having a moment in time, when for some reason, we have run into something that is new, foreign, and has caused us to question what is within. It would prepare those that love us,…Continue
The darkness seemed to envelope me as I walked along...
Deeper and deeper within the grove, I wandered.
The moon slightly waning,still lit the way as I travelled.
I could hear a voice calling, around me, within me, leading me.
Knowing it is taking me on a journey, that is filled with emotions.
Tears roll gently down my face, as I keep moving forward.
The tears, seem to be trying to wash away a lingering doubt, of all that came…Continue
Added by MJ on April 3, 2011 at 21:10 — No Comments
I heard someone say the other day, “I just don’t think I can do this …..”
“In perfect love and in perfect trust”
Life does not ask us to be perfect. We all stumble, fumble, and we all carry with us, some form of trouble. However, it is what is found within, and how we choose to view it. There is not a day that passes, that someone, somewhere, doesn’t wonder if they are going…Continue
My mind was running that forever to do list, and was wondering how I was going to find an extra 6 hours, in the normal 24 hour day, to just break even with what was on the day’s list of chores. As I was driving over Prospect Hill, I looked off to the right and realized something; that day was just a single moment in time!
I pulled the car to the side of the road and shut it off. Wearily, I stepped out and walked toward the ledge. Slowly, I eased down to sit upon the rock wall…Continue
We all were gathered together, sitting around the kitchen table and laughter was definitely the sound hear loudly throughout the house. When one of my kids brought up my Dad, (now the anniversary of his passing was 10 years ago on September 11, 2000), and shared how they had been down to visit his grave.
When I asked why? I got the simple response of how he had something to share with Grandpa.
Over the years, each of my two kids has frequently asked to go to…Continue
Perspective, be it true that we all see things from a different one. One thing that must be remembered at all times, is we all must be true to ourself, with respect to how we look at ourselves.
Anger….Frustration…Indignation… and so many other negatives ... They are the negative energy forms that seems to be so accessable to all , while taking little to no effort to be share with others, since it revolves around all extensions of everyones' life. Some go to work and encounter…Continue