Dealing with family


I’ve disappeared off again, and I know last summer I tried to be better about such things. Life however, had other plans.

Mid-February I moved with my sons out of the home we had lived in the past 15 years into temporary housing. Things are a bit cramped at times, and for the time being my internet access is less than ideal (Thank Gods for Wifi Hotspots!), but we’re together and we’re fine.

What it has meant is that I have not had the energy to focus on things like blogging or writing. Not when I am driving the boys an hour to get to school each day, and an hour back home again in the evening. (It could be worse, I was able to buy a car otherwise we’d have been riding a bus 2 – 2.5 hours twice a day.)

I am keeping an eye on things, and have answered a few emails which were sent, but I’m not real certain how often I will be able to actually post. Never fear though, I will be back.

I’ll have loads to talk about as well as I have been learning a new hobby, knitting. And I was able to enrol in the Soul Midwifery training last month. Both are keeping me busy in the hours when the boys are in school.

Blessings,

Nan

 

 

 

 

 

 

Communicating with Deity


Pagan Blog Project Week 6 C

I’ve come to understand recently that the method by which I communicate with the Spirit world is not the same as how everyone else does it. And, I’m afraid in some of my writing before this, I may come across as thinking it’s something that everyone and anyone can do just as easily.

No one told me that communicating with the Gods can be difficult.  So,  like Pippi Longstocking, who continually does impossible things because there was no one older and wiser around to tell her she couldn’t, I have been blithely conversing way and doing the impossible, or at least the reasonably difficult.

Talking to the Gods, and other Spirit helpers is for me just as easy as conversing with you here. I think the thoughts in my head, and the response comes in – usually when I have my rational thinking brain pre-occupied with something mundane like washing dishes or gardening, or while playing a game that doesn’t take a lot of concentration. These days I might even use drumming to distract the rational thinking part of my brain. I’ve been having these long conversations with that voice in the back of my head for as long as I can remember. I can even remember singing to it as a child.

Of course, the skeptic will say – you’re just thinking thoughts, it’s all in your head! To which I respond with the words of that great wizard, Professor Dumbledore, “Just because it’s all in your head does not mean it is not also real.”

This intuitive method of communicating with the Spirit world has caused me to feel doubt at times. I read about how others say it is supposed to be done, and I think “Oh, I don’t do it that way, my way must not be as authentic because I’m doing it wrong.” Or, I get caught up trying to do things “the right way” because after all these other people must know better than me, and… nothing happens.

But when I let go of that thinking, and of trying to do things “the right way”, well we are able to talk to each other just fine, whether I am conversing with a Patron God/dess, or consulting the Amulets, or doing shamanic and energy healing work.

 

How do you talk to Spirit?