May you live in interesting times...
Eight days and counting until the baby is due. At this point, I've been having contractions near constantly (completely normal) but I know that the baby's not coming any time soon yet. This is a good thing, considering we're not quite ready. Still working on putting together my birthing kit, just need a few more herbs, which I'll be able to get (hopefully) later this week.
However, just where this baby is going to be born has become unknown. We had originally been planning another homebirth, but now, we find ourselves in the midst of moving, with living arrangements a bit sketchy after Wednesday. Life is certainly following the same chaotic theme that was somehow instigated last Spring. But, there's hope for a bit of stability soon, just not yet. Energy is building, choices are being made, and the signs are there, all that's required now is a bit of patience and a heck of a lot of effort.
Given everything that's going on, moving and a wee baby, I more than likely won't be online much for the next few weeks. I will blog when I can, as well as post articles for The Tarot Witch as I can find the time for it.
So, till next time, Namaste!
One of the themes of my blog is on the importance of recognizing that there is no distinction between magick and living, that the very act of living is magickal in itself. Be that as it may, it's very easy to forget this. A few weeks ago I covered 3 Simple Ways to Make your Life More Magickal, I offer now 3 more simple little things that we can all do that greatly increase our awareness of the magick in our lives and increase the flow of energy around us.
Within Buddhism, there is a concept of living fully within the moment. This is not to suggest that we live as if the past meant nothing and there is no tomorrow, rather that we should be fully present within the moment. There is wisdom in this applicable to anyone, regardless of their religious inclination, as well as benefits.
All Natural DIY Household Cleaner
A simple all purpose cleaner that's great for bathrooms and kitchens. Omit the water and use full strength for tougher jobs like the oven (unless your oven tends to look like mine, then there's just no hope...)
Air Purifying Herbs
Though Spring may be gradually turning back Winter, there are still many cold days left to endure. This means that the onslaught of dry heat and stagnant, germ filled air are something to still be concerned about. Rather than resort to chemical ladened sprays, here are two simple and low cost ways to naturally combat air-born bacteria.
"Three Ladies came out of the East
With rhyme and herbs
And iron wrought fair.
Return again, O thou White Swan,
Bride of the Golden hair."
-Ed Fitch, A Grimoire of Shadows
Throwing the Bones
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