Trying Something New

This is a quickie, I promise. I am going to try something new. Instead of keeping the monthly information on the main page, I am going to put that info over in the page section of the blog. On the main page, I hope to keep information that is new and helpful to those visiting the blog. If this doesn’t work good, I’ll go back to the old way of posting about the months.

Thank you.

‘THINK on THESE THINGS’

‘THINK on THESE THINGS’
By Joyce Sequichie Hifler

In the frantic search for something that has meaning to life, we have a tendency to do a thing simply because everyone else is doing it. It becomes a “thing,” a fad that must be done to keep on the inside circle. There’s little originality, little thought, but a lot of following along in beaten paths.

It is a mistaken idea to believe that all I see with my eyes and the limits of my thinking are the limits of the world. There is a tremendously interesting world out there never before investigated, and I am an individual like no one else.

It is quite marvelous to break through the shell of the middling and to discover the ability to see and feel, and to hear more keenly. Suddenly, I can feel more kindly, not because of who I am on this earth, but because I’m a child of God.

I can see more color, more light, more vision because I’m not being shown, I’m discovering. My world is no longer based on passing fancies, but on the lasting built slowly within me, with love.

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Available online! ‘Cherokee Feast of Days’
By Joyce Sequichie Hifler.

Elder’s Meditation of the Day – March 2

Elder’s Meditation of the Day – March 2

“.the voice and the heart are not working together.”

–Barney Bush, SHAWNEE

We can say any words we want with our voice but we cannot hide the true meaning and the true spirit behind the words. The true meaning is always understood. The voice is heard in the physical world, but the meaning is transmitted in the spiritual world. If our voice says one thing but the heart is saying something else, it’s the something else that is heard. It is said that the truth will set you free. Reaching the truth means your voice and your words will be in alignment with the heart.

Great Spirit, let my tongue, speak the truth today.

March 2 – Daily Feast

March 2 – Daily Feast

“I have a right!” Only, says a wise sage, if you accept the responsibility that goes with it. We have a right to be full-fledged people of dignity and decency and respect, as long as we are decent and respectful to those around us. The right for a good life belongs to all of us – as long as we value it, work for it, and keep it good. We have a right to speak our minds, but we have to know the tremendous responsibility of words. We have a right to cultivate our spiritual preferences and to see them bear fruit in every good thing. It is our right to be who we are without the burden of regret and resentment. But we have to remember that our rights are limited to where our rights end – and another person’s rights begin.

~ These were not our ways. We kept the laws we made and lived our religion. We have never been able to understand the white man, who fools nobody but himself. ~

PLENTY COUPS,1848

‘A Cherokee Feast of Days’, by Joyce Sequichie Hifler

Daily OM for 3/2 – The Feeling Underneath

The Feeling Underneath
Compulsive Apologies

If you find yourself apologizing often it might be time to look at why you feel compelled to say “I’m sorry” so often.

Many people suffer with the tendency to apologize all the time, chronically, for everything. On the one hand, apologizing is a social convention that keeps interactions between people polite, and in that way it can be very helpful. On the other hand, if we find ourselves apologizing for everything, it might be time to look at why we feel compelled to say “I’m sorry” so often. Ultimately, saying you’re sorry is saying that you are responsible for something that has gone wrong in the situation. Whether it’s negotiating a parking spot, moving through the aisles of the supermarket, or reaching for what you want, there are times when sorry is the right thing to say. But there are other times when “excuse me” is more accurate.

Sometimes saying you’re sorry is like saying that the other person in the equation has more of a right to be here than you do. Of course, it’s true that using the word sorry can simply be an innocuous way of defusing tension. However, if you find that you say sorry all the time, you might want to look a little deeper and see where in your psyche that might be coming from. If it’s a pattern, breaking it may simply take some awareness and practice.

The first step is observing yourself each time you say it, without being hard on yourself about it. Throughout your day simply notice when you apologize. At first, you might be surprised to see that you do it even more than you first realized. After a day or two of simply observing, try to tune in to what it is you are feeling right before you say it. You might be feeling threatened, embarrassed, intensely anxious, or a variety of other feelings. Over time, try to stop yourself before the words come out and just be with the feeling that’s there. You may recognize it as one from your childhood, one that’s been with you for a long time. The more you are able to see it, the freer you will be not to be sorry all the time.

 

Herb of the Day for 3/2

Herb of the Day

Bay

Wishes are written on bay leaves which are then burned to make them come true, and a bay leaf held in the mouth wards off bad luck. Bay is one of the traditional ritual herbs of the Candlemas and Winter Solstice Sabbats.

Runecast for Wednesday, March 2

Today the rune is Kenaz of Freyja’s Aett Kenaz pronounced “kane-awze” (K: Beacon or torch) Vision, revelation, knowledge, creativity, inspiration, technical ability. Vital fire of life, harnessed power, fire of transformation and regeneration. Power to create your own reality, the power of light. Open to new strength, energy, and power now. Passion, sexual love.

Spring comes and the snow melts. Winter’s debris becomes visible. Purification is needed. A warm season of your life arrives when your circumstances will be more beneficial and you will have no need to spend your energy as before, defending yourself from the cold. New interesting possibilities are appearing, but some of your activities which were permissible or even necessary during the “winter” are becoming unacceptable now. The light is switched on in some important area of your life. It gives you the possibility to do much more than before, but you may now appear less perfect to yourself than you previously thought, while you were in the darkness. It becomes important now not only to know what you are doing but also how you are doing it.

Kenaz Reversed or Merkstave: Disease, breakup, instability, lack of creativity. Nakedness, exposure, loss of illusion and false hope. (Note: the reversed or merkstave definitions are included only for reference as they apply to a multi-rune cast and not to a single rune that’s drawn blind from the pouch)

As with all, take only what feels right to you and disregard the rest.

**a portion of today’s rune meaning/description was kindly provided by Ingrid Halvorsen at sunnyway.com and used here with her gracious permission**

In the Light…

Tom

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The Goddess Companion

The Goddess Companion

 

The law of the season becomes
the law of religion. According to that law,
the day born of this night is sacred. 
for on this day offerings are made
that dedicate all ships to me.
As this day dawns, the storms of winter
lose their strength. The surging waves
grow calm. The sea is a highway once again.
Go through this day with a mind not clouded
by worry over the past or fear of futures
that have not yet come to be.
~The Goddess Isis, speaking in Apuleius’ The Golden Ass
 
Although Isis was originally an Egyptian Goddess, her worship spread to Rome during imperial times. There she was honored as the Goddess of the sea, Stella Maris, Each year at this time, all the boats that would ply the waters during the summer were blessed in lavish festivals. The Goddess was invoked to keep the sea-farers safe and to bring the goods they sought safely back to port.
 
We too are sailors, navigating the oceans of our lives, often buffeted by storms and gales. We leave the safe harbour of our homes each day to travel in search of the goods we need to survive. Yet we have no seasonal festivals that bless our voyages. Taking time to ask for the kindness and protection of the Goddess as we move through the day is a small ritual, but one that can sustain us as we travel.

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By Patricia Monaghan

Crone’s Corner – Animal Totems

Crone’s Corner –  Animal Totems

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Ladybug:
stand for fulfilled wishes, a time of luck and also protection, happiness, material gain, a renewed sense of well-being on the way.  They tell us an opportunity is approaching to pursue or capture something you have been wishing for.  Sometimes they can appear to tell us to be sure we aren’t limiting our own potential or are failing to reach for our dreams, or that we might be letting others stand in our way of reaching them.
  
Hawk:
a messenger, and also a sign we need to trust our own perceptions and grasp opportunities that are approaching or perhaps have already come our way; they herald a time of strength and vision, and remind us to examine things closely.  Sometimes they indicate a new venture; can help us find a larger over-view of a situation or picture.  Hawk can also help us bring past-life recall to the surface.
 
Skunk:
tell us to create a position of strength and honored reputation by respecting ourselves and “walking our talk”, and to assert ourselves without being overly egotistical; help us learn to avoid/repel those who wish to drain our energy and remind us to use our energy wisely and examine how much we send out to others. Advise us to be proud of accomplishments.  May sometimes appear to tell us we might be being too egotistical or leaking away energy we may need.
 
Shark:
indicates busyness and activity, help us focus on shadows and find what lies below the surface of a situation, and tell us to trust what seems right for us and take advantage of opportunities while using our sense of discernment as a guide.  May sometimes appear to tell us we are being too busy or too continuously on the move.
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Written and Submitted By SatoriMoon, Moderator, We Are Woman, We Are Goddess, We Are One 

GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast Archives

Daily Aromatherapy Tip

Daily Aromatherapy Tip 

 

Aromatherapy At The Office

 

Simply take a mug of hot water, add a few drops of essential oils. The oils give off their scent

much faster when they are in contact with a heat source.

 

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Spell – A- Day – Protection Ritual for Healers

Spell – A- Day – Protection Ritual for Healers
Incense of the day: Maple 

  
This ritual is particularly useful for health workers, alternative health professionals, and fortunetellers. Consecrate a mirror and keep it in a drawer along with some charcoal disks, a heat-proof dish containing sand, some foil, a blue towel, a lighter, and the gum resins of frankincense, myrrh, and benzoin. Perform this ritual at least once a week. Position a small table in the middle of the consultation room and cover it with the blue towel. Put a length of foil over the towel. On top of the foil, prop the mirror against a sturdy object with the mirror facing the door. Put the sand-filled heat-proof dish in front of the mirror, light a charcoal disk, and place the disk on top of the sand. Burn grains of gum resin on the charcoal to fumigate the room. Upon completion, douse the charcoal disk with water. Pour the sand, charcoal, and resin remnants into the foil. Wrap the foil up, and dispose of the remnants outside on your premises. Be sure there is a fresh supply of sand for each new ritual.
  

By: S. Y. Zenith

 

Seasons of the Witch

Seasons of the Witch 

Day of the Crows – On this day,  in Scottish Celtic traditions, many women believed the crow’s odd behaviours would be a significant aspect of the year to come.Crows storing seeds would indicate that food would need to be stored early on, etc. 

  
Hime-no-Miya – On the first two Sundays in March, the Japanese celebrate the Izanami, The Mother Goddess of Japan. Her temple at the Oagata-jinja shrine near Inuyama in central Honshu features large cleft rocks, huge clamshells and other sacred items that resemble female genitalia. At her festival, worshippers carry these items through the streets in procession.
Rufus, Anneli, The World Holiday Book, Harper San Francisco 1994
 
Carnival Sunday – In Italy, the most recently married couple of the neighborhood scoops out the first trowel of earth and plant scarli, poles big as trees, twined with garlands of heather and juniper. At the end of Carnival, the banner at the top is burned.
Field, Carol, Celebrating Italy,
William Morrow 1990
 
St Chad – Born in Northumbria, Chad became an abbot in Yorkshire, founded a monastery in Lincolnshire, and a bishop of the Mercians at Lichfield. His name is associated with wells and springs that heal. He is also noted for his love of walking. St Theodore of Canterbury insisted he ride a horse because walking was beneath him.

He is often associated with St David in agricultural rhymes:

Sow beans and peas on David and Chad
Be the weather good or bad.
By Valentine’s Day
Every good hen, duck or goose should lay
By David and Chad
Every hen, duck or goose should lay, good or bad

 

Greek: The 2nd day of each month is sacred to the Agathos Daimon, the “Good Spirit” (roughly equivalent to a combination
of the Will and the guardian angel of each person).
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From GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast Archives – Various Sources: School Of The Seasons  and Earth, Moon and Sky

Remember the ancient ways and keep them sacred!

Weather Lore

Weather Lore

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 So many mists in March we see,
So many frosts in May will be.

 

A peck of March dust is worth a king’s ransom.

The March sun lets snow stand on a stone.  

Better to be bitten by a snake than to feel the sun in March.

 

In March much snow,
To plants and trees much woe.

~The Old Farmer’s Almanac
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