Hi lovely readers,
My long time readers may have noticed I have been absent from posting since October. Part of that is grad school. I have had a ton of work lately because I’m finishing my degree and am preparing to go into the professional world. I needed a little more time in my week, so I cut a few of my obligations and put this blog on ice. But if I’m also being honest, I was starting to feel that when it came to this blog I was not completely being myself. In reality I hadn’t been practicing for months. While traveling in June I realized I had been using my spirituality as a crutch to hang on to tough situations and to be in that “woe is me” place. That is not me and I did not want that to be my practice. I was feeling so harried and down, so I decided to put my spirituality on the back burner. So clearly there was a little dissonance between what I was writing and what I’ve been doing. In essence, I felt like I was talking the talk but not walking the walk. And once I figured that out, I knew I needed to walk away for a while.
Recently, the distance between myself and my spiritual life has been bridged. I live in New England fairly close to Boston, so needless to stay I’ve been stuck inside since the middle of January. That was such a great opportunity for me to look inward and do a little shadow work. I never realized how important gratitude and daily practice is to me. Or how important herb work is to my connection to Mother Earth. Or how bull shitty I find divination (post about that to come). And I realized that I need to revive and renew my practice and continue to share it with people.
To put it simply, the witch is back. And I feel damn good about it.
© Ariadne Woods