“The Pennsic War” (1996) by Erika This is the real essay, the one that was not changed by hackers. I have always dreamed of traveling back in time to live as did the peoples of Medieval Europe. I could dress in elegant draping garb, create necessities and art by hand, and live more…
Did you ever just wake up one day and realize that you have become mind-numbingly dull AF, that the free and wild spirit you used to have is gone, demolished by a trite gentrified society and superficial peers who became old way before their time?
Many years ago I started a yearly tradition between Imbolc and Ostara of building an indoor fairy garden on my dining room buffet from scratch.
My spirit has brought me to a place in life where I realize major changes must happen for me. I have been thinking about getting away from the way society taught me to be (extroverted, competitive, aggressive), and becoming one with my true self (quiet, generous, joyful).
I recently woke up with a small, gentle voice whispering the words “doors of perception” in my ear. I do not fear these kinds of, what some might call, supernatural incidents. I worry not; it isn’t a form of insanity, but simply a natural occurrence of my higher-self, or unconscious spirit, speaking to me.
Valentine’s Day – a special day to celebrate love . . . for our significant other, our family, our friends . . . ourselves! What better way to celebrate the divine goddess within each of us than with an all-girls tea party – friends, food, fun, frivolity, flowers, and favors. Here are a few ideas for a simple, yet fabulous event.
Big, fat snowflakes are falling, the cold chill is in my bones, and I feel a longing for the beginning of the warm spring.
My inner garden goddess was basking in joy this week with a trip to a large local indoor garden center with my mom! The joyful sensory experience, with warmth on my skin and the smell of earth and plants was just what I needed! I found so many inspiring ideas for flowering plants, succulents and houseplants for my kitchen goddess window.
In an attempt to create a healing home that is comforting to my body, mind and spirit, I’ve been pondering the reasons “home” felt more relaxed and refreshing in the past than it does now, back when I was a child in the 70’s. And not just in my own home, but others as well. What is missing? What has changed?
This Yuletide season I made clove-spiked orange and star anise ornaments to hang in the kitchen window. I added cinnamon sticks to some, and placed a few in a dish with pods and pine cones. The delightful little stained glass disks are a lovely reminder of the sun that is returning at Yule. Now it’s…