I'm unsure as to how many of you, my wonderful blog readers, are also subscribers to my YouTube Channel, but just in case you aren't or you are, but you haven't watched many of my older videos I've decided to share some of them here on my blog maybe once or twice a month. I may share ones that I am particularly found of or perhaps have a message that I think is pertinent to me at this particular time or perhaps those videos that relate to a specific topic I may have been writing about or contemplating in my posts. I would love to hear your feedback in regards to the videos that I post here so please don't be shy and comment (even if you may have on the video itself when it was posts all those months / years ago).
The concept of Shadow Work has been a part of my life for the last year or so and for the last few months has been a focus of my own spiritual practice, but the phrase has many different interpretations so for you and I to be on the same page about this concept as I discuss it in this blog post, I believe it is important for you to understand what I mean when I use the phrase “Shadow Work”. When I refer to Shadow Work I am referring to the process of discovering, acknowledging, healing and / or integrating those parts of ourselves that we may have been rejecting, denying or hiding in shadow and bringing them into the light of who we are. It is about knowing ourselves completely. It’s about self-love and complete self-acceptance and not about accepting those traits or characteristics that we believe others will easily accept. It’s about completeness of self. It is also about transformation because sometimes we may discover that we hold beliefs, ideas, and behaviors that are not beneficial for our over-all well-being and we may want
I was watching surfing YouTube the other day and happened to find a video about spirituality and magickal practice uploaded by a YouTuber I am aware of, but not subscribed to for a variety of reasons. I decided to play the video in the background while I checked my facebook accounts and responded to my messages and emails. In the video the YouTuber explained that she believed that everyone had the ability to create energetic changes within their life (practice magick) and that each of us were able to use the influences of our environments to do so. I couldn’t have agreed with her more at that point, as I also held the same belief. We are the creators of our life experiences and if we were encountering something we didn’t like or didn’t want we had the power to make changes in the mundane as well as with our Craft.
As this YouTuber continued to discuss her own magickal practice my agreement with her ended. She explained that she knew that doing magick drained every ounce of energy from the practitioner and she wasn’t currently practicing magick because she
Since my Reiki I attunement on Thursday, July 14 I’ve been experiencing some very vivid “dreams”. I call them “dreams” because I am not certain how many of them are actually dreams, or visions, or OBE. Many of them I would love to share with you, but most of the time once it is morning and I am up and moving I have lost them completely. This morning’s “dream” I was triggered to remember when I was driving in my car on the way home from the grocery store.
The “dream” is from the first person perspective so I don’t know what I look like, but I am aware that I am me though the birth
My sister, who is four years younger, is visiting with my two nieces from Texas. She moved to the Lonely Star state about three years ago for a number or reasons, but that is her story to share, and has come home for my nephew’s college graduation. She arrived in Massachusetts the first weekend in June and is planning to drive back to Austin at the end of July. And I’m going to miss her. To be completely transparent concerning my feelings about her departure; I don’t want her to go. I simply don’t want her to leave. And as surprising as it was, when I sat here at my PC and typed out the proceeding words, tears rolled down my face. I understand that my desire for her to stay is completely selfish and that these feelings are premature because she still has two more weeks in Massachusetts, but I can only imagine that my desire will not diminish, but grow. And, yes, I realize that it is completely necessary for her to return to Texas, but if I had the ability to keep her here without compromising her and my nieces’ well-being, I would. Seriously, I would cast a fucking powerful spell and it would manifest.
This is definitely a time for severing ties for me. These times aren't always a peaceful and joyful experience: sometimes it is painful and filled with sorrow. This is one of those times. I find myself reflecting on what has transpired over the span of the time that I was bound to the person or situation and what has now manifested into being from that experience. It has always been difficult for me to let go of relationships in my life, though I realize that it may appear otherwise. To those observing my actions and responses to the cutting of ties, it may seem as if I am detached and cavalier, that severing a relationship is a simple task for me, but I can assure you that it is not. Inside I am unsettled, troubled, and an emotional wreck.