Mabon: Magic Season of Balance

The coming of Autumn brings a sense of peace and security with its energies. The days are already getting shorter and the nights are longer. The crops have come in, mostly, and our larders and freezers are full of preserves, tomatoes, pickles, sauces. There is a sense of fullness and accomplishment; a welcome end to…

Forever Blowing Bubbles

I was blowing bubbles (or were bubbles blowing me?), when all of a sudden, as it often does, it hit me. Not like a brick, mind, but rather like a silken feather; a tickle of awareness at once become an understanding. Did someone say, or was it me, that real spirituality was not the accumulation…

Rethinking Lughnasadh: Postpone, Boycott or Change it? You choose.

Lughnasadh (Lew-nah-sah) is the first of three harvest festivals on the wheel of the year with the second and third being Mabon in September and Samhain (Shah-ven in Scots Gaelic or Sow-een in Irish) in October. It is named after the Celtic god Lugh (Lew) who is a god of light, and therefore Lughnasadh/Lammas is…

Magic Messages from Frog

I had a visit from ‪Frog friend in the ‪garden tonight. Frog brings magic‬ messages about prosperity and abundance, transformation or transition, luck‬, spiritual cleansing and is the called the “singer of songs.” Frog shows up with a message for you when you are going through a transition, or possibly coming into your power in some way. Frog’s…

Lemon-Thyme Soap

Last planting year, I grew a wonderful batch of lemon thyme in the garden. It was fruitful and we used it all season in various, tasty dishes. When I harvested and dried what remained for fall, I decided to make a fragrant, yummy soap out of it. It’s been a fantastic success with creamy lather…

The Magic of Washing Dishes

Doing dishes in itself is nothing – a blinding, busy chore that can even hold negativity or resentment at times (read: have you ever tried getting your teenagers to wash dishes?)  When performed with mindfulness and intention, however, it can become a small act of worship;  of consecration, a prayer of gratitude and praise toward…

On Practical Magic(k)*

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” Arthur Ashe Let’s be realistic, none of us has as much time or energy as we would like to devote to our spiritual practice. Okay MOST of us don’t. We live our lives racing from one busy task to the next, tending to…