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Be A Goddess, Week Six

This week in Be A Goddess, the focus was primarily on (1) doing something just because it’s fun; and (2) continuing purification rites from week 3.

Since I’ve been partially through the book before, the first time around, I did something a little more involved. I did the Earth Purification Rite from Week Three, but I also went ahead and created/adapted/remembered Purification Rites for the other three elements.

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Be A Goddess, Week Five

Well, it’s been some time since I’ve worked the Be A Goddess book. I had to take a short break because of work. Since I got that job, I had to do some training, which took a lot of my focus, and then do some hands-on work to get the feel of it all. Now that I’m on my regular shift working nights, I can pick it back up again. I haven’t really stopped saying the prayers – it’s just been on a few-times-a-week basis, rather than a daily one. But that’s changed. So I pretty well skipped the month of April, but I’m back and going strong.

This past week was all about purification, removing blocks and being safe on your path.

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Fragrant Fakery?

You probably know that I’m a proponent of doing what makes you happy. You probably also know that I’m a huge supporter of the “do what works for you” movement. That doesn’t mean that I think cultural appropriation is okay (even though it is, in some instances, but that’s another post). It just means that it’s okay to be Eclectic, to think for yourself, to follow your heart, to use your own common sense and/or intuition and do what works. Magic is about results, after all, so the proof is always in the proverbial cake, not necessarily the recipe.

But that “do what works” attitude can also lead to the possibility of using ingredients in your spell work that might not be so good for your outcome. For me, that applies most specifically to the topic of essential oils versus synthetic fragrances.

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Honoring Ganesh

I totally love Ganesha! I mean, seriously, I love Ganesha. I can’t describe how in love with Ganesha I am. It’s not just because of what He’s done for me, either. Ever since I did my first Puja, my life has drastically changed. Doors have opened that I never would’ve dreamt about a year ago. I have a job in a completely different field (Nursing is my primary, so it isn’t in Nursing) making more money than I would’ve been making as an entry-level Licensed Practical Nurse. My relationship has changed, as well, in ways I could’ve never imagined (good ways – great ways!).

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The Witch Vibe

circle3I can tell when Witches are working, when magic is afoot, when the power is awakened.

I started my spiritual explorations when I was 13 years old. If you’ve seen any of my YouTube videos, you’ve probably heard me mention that fact. You might also know that I entered a Coven at a fairly early age. And part of my early training was what some people might today consider “New Age” – there was a lot of energy work in those early days of learning the ropes. By 18, I’d already attained to the Third Degree and left that group, founded and started another Coven, and it was in the process of being disbanded due to life events (like Member Witches going off to college, etc.).

So at 18 (1995), on the cusp of beginning my (nearly) decade-long Solitary journey, I was feeling somewhat alone.

But I had this friend. We’ll call her “LC.”

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Ritual Drug Use

Entheogen – (noun) – a chemical substance, typically of plant origin, that is ingested to produce a non-ordinary state of consciousness for religious or spiritual purposes.

While this topic hasn’t been a hotbed of late (not like it used to be, anyhow), it is still a relevant topic. This day in age, there are all sorts of scenarios where spiritual usage of drugs is commonplace – we just don’t think of them as such. The use of E at a rave, for example, can be a method of inducing an altered state of consciousness for the purpose of attaining a sense of oneness and love with everyone and everything around us – even if we don’t realize it.

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Be A Goddess, Week Three

For this week’s lesson in Be A Goddess, I’m supposed to take a few journal entries to meditate on Francesca’s Faerie Tradition Creation Myth No. 1, line by line. Here are some excerpts from those journal entries (the myth is in italics, my thoughts in plain text):

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Be A Goddess, Week One

Today is the first week’s lesson in Be A Goddess, by Francesca DeGrandis. My plan is to complete the entire “program,” since I’ve only completed partially, and that was several years ago. I want to take my time, do the lessons as they’re laid out, and see where the end result of doing this work takes me.

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