Doubt

As a Pagan, I believe in balance.  Night and day; sun and moon; life and death; the seasons; earth, sea, and sky.  I also believe balance comes with a spectrum of permutations and commutations.  We are all made up of a balance of character traits and likes and dislikes and experiences that make us who we are.  That’s why when we as people are truly tapped into the fantastic complexities our spirits, our lives feel like they run as they should.

One thing that I think does not get talked about enough in Pagan communities is the balance of faith and doubt.  Simply put, faith is belief and doubt is skepticism.  They are the two sides of the same coin.  I strongly believe there cannot be faith without doubt because faith and doubt exist on the same spectrum.   Continue reading

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My Pagan (ish) Playlist

Fun fact: I love music.  I love listening to anything from a concerto to a rock opera while going about my day.  I love going to live shows.  When I was young, I loved playing the oboe in my high school orchestra (and I wasn’t half bad if I do say so myself).  I especially love incorporating music into my rituals, workings, and Pagan prep work.

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When I am thinking of using music for spiritual purposes, I have very loose criteria. Continue reading

13 Things I am Grateful For This Mabon

With Mabon in a few days and Thanksgiving in a few weeks, looking at your life and reflecting on what makes it awesome can be an uplifting spiritual practice.  We spend so much time running around and on the go that it is easy to forget what make life so special.

During this season I have spent a lot of time really looking at my life and allowing myself to feel a deep sense of appreciate for it.  The good, the bad, everything. Continue reading

Crystal Basics

Stones and crystals are mineral specimens that have specific magical, healing, or metaphysical properties.  The idea is that these stones resonate at a particular vibration.   By incorporating this stone into your home, your environment, or your spellwork, they boost your personal energies or shift for the better your energies or the energies in a space.

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While most stones have an energy associated with it based on its mineral type, a key way to work with stones is to “feel them out.” Continue reading