Yesterday was Day 5, and being employed I have been able to spend a lot more time on this that most, perhaps. As such, I was able to complete a good portion of the work. One area of my house that I have been avoiding, however, is the room that my two youngest share. I know this one will be the biggest “project,” but also the greatest boon once finished. I am going to focus on that room today.
Yesterday I organized my office. This is really important now that I am making a go of my herbal business. If interested, you can read more about that Here. Today, I shall work to attract success and abundance on this path.
So, I did get started on this a couple of days ago, but I did not have the opportunity to blog about it. As such, this post shall be a bit of “catch up.”
Day 1 – Walk around the house and take note of all the areas that you would like to clean and what you would like to accomplish. Turns out there is a rather lengthy list of bits that I would like to tackle during this program. I spent my three minutes of “speed cleaning” clearing off the dinner table, which tends to be a catch all for our papers.
Day 2 – I set up a special spot where my old work desk was. I figured that this was a perfect spot for putting my altar, since I had released the old job and am moving toward following my true path. I made my nine wishes, only one of which was for myself (surprisingly.) I found it very difficult to get rid of 9 things, but I had to keep telling myself “This is for the release, and for my wishes,” and eventually I got it done, along with my 5 minute speed cleaning exercise.
Day 3 – I found it difficult to go through my house completely and remove all the clutter. After a time I got so sick of the shtuff that I ended up tossing more than I expected. and excellent release!
Day 4 – I did not do well on this day. I hate dusting because I have so many knick knacks. I did as much as I could, but I focused on the rooms in the front of the house. The positive side of this is that I am starting to really feel the the Release. I found myself emotional in that I was letting go of old emotions.
Over the last couple of weeks, since the workshop with Maestra Laura, I feel that I have been transforming. Much like the caterpillar, I have been liquefying in my cocoon, re-sculpting my DNA, and preparing to emerge from my chrysalis a wholly new being.
Many of my old paradigms and beliefs have been shattered, and I am grateful for new insights. To move the process along, and to bring closure to my past, allowing room for these new influences and growth to emerge, I did a powerful ritual yesterday. I won’t go into details, but know that it involved blood, tears, fire, and a great deal of releasing. I feel stronger and definitely changed.
Hello Universe. I am ready… Bring it!!
Remember in the last post how I talked about the workshop with the Curandera? The mojo that was worked during that evening was powerful indeed! See, we did this ritual where we chose what we wanted to release from our lives, and what we desired to gain, and we set that in to motion.
Now, I am would say that I have a bit of ability and talent when it comes to manifestation. I am often surprised at home the Universe actually listens when I ask! This, coupled with a room full of Powerful Women, all working to manifest our own and collective goals….. Raw, Focused Power!
I will not go into exactly what it is that I decided to release and draw in, just know that it had to do with ego and walking my True Path with Wisdom.
Yup……. So, …. I lost my job yesterday, seemingly out of the blue. I mean, I was sitting in the meeting with my boss and shocked! Actually, he seemed a bit at a loss as well. I asked him to give me a list of reasons why they needed to let me go, but he was unable to come up with anything. Weird, right?It is true, the job that I was in I often referred to as “soul sucking” and “heartless” and lamented that I was not out making a positive difference in the world. I found myself regularly suffering small existential crises, akin to those of Marshall from How I Met Your Mother. The Fates must have been listening, because Spider Goddess’s web got a makeover!
Since the “break up” I have found that I need less sleep, I am less stressed, and I kinda see the world just a bit differently. Is that even possible? It has only been 36 or so hours, but I actually am a bit excited. I feel like I am the star of a Choose Your Own Adventure novel – “Which exciting career path will she choose. Turn to page 53 if you choose…..”
Yesterday I had the rare pleasure to sit in a group of students and learn more about the healing arts of Curanderismo. For those unfamiliar, a Curandera is defined as “a traditional Native American healer or shaman in the United States and in Latin America.”
The Curandera leading the ceremony and teaching all of us was Maestra Laura Alonzo de Franklin, known for her work in New Mexico with the community and with veterans suffering from PTSD. This amazing and beautiful woman took a few hours out of her busy schedule to share with all of us what it means to be a healer.
One of the resounding messages I have been getting recently is that there is no “one” way, all our experiences contribute to who we are our healing abilities. We all have our own story, and have the opportunity to choose what we do with that story, use it for benefit or otherwise.
Another of the messages that I received again last evening was that no certificate or degree will make you a healer. Divine beings are what we were all born to be. There is so much that I have learned from guides and non-corporeal beings, and it is just as valid as that which I could acquire in a book or program.
I am an academic, and this is part of who I am. Though I may continue on a PhD course, I would do so because that is what feeds my soul, not for any other reason. Not because I feel it makes my knowledge or learning more legitimate or accepted, but because it is what thrills my soul, to delve ever deeper.
It has been my desire to be working in more of a spiritual service capacity. My day job is about the furthest thing from spiritual. I work in advertising and it doesn’t appear that much has changed since the era Mad Men is based on.
This past week, I have been blessed to be of service spiritually.
Over the course of the previous seven days I have seen two Reiki clients, regressed a client so she could deal heal some past life traumas, participated in two house blessings, and helped dedicate a medicine wheel. This is the sort of week I wish to have regularly, to feel in service and use my skills and abilities as they were meant to be used.
This week, I will begin teaching private Rune classes and I am most certainly excited about this prospect. I will also have the opportunity to attend an herbal conference and learn from many respected herbalists this weekend. I have been volunteering to assist this effort for a while, and am excited to see it take off!
I’m a hella Crafty B*tch, truth be told. I like to make everything, from my own clothes to my magickal tools. Recently, I have become fond of the idea of making my own ceremonial wines. This weekend I shall attempt a few different batches. Sure, I could start out with just one batch, but that is not how I roll.
On the agenda for this weekend – I shall start a batch of Hawthorne Berry Wine, as well as a batch of mead. Once I have harvested a couple more gallons of kombucha, I shall start a batch of Kombucha Wine. I am terribly excited, though patience is key in making a fabulous wine.
I shall chronicle the process, and share the results….. *excited*
In previous months I had been blessed to work with Elephant. She came to me to show me how to tread lightly and to learn how my presence in the world effects all around me (animal, mineral, and plant.) From her I had learned more about my part in this web of existence of which we are all part. I was sad, but the better for her visit, when I believed that she had gone.
This weekend, however, elephant came back to me as I planted my garden. The bees were all around me (an important ally from my childhood to now) and elephant showed up to remind me to tread lightly as I was weaving the web.
In addition, this morning when I checked my email, there was a message from Amazon containing a list of elephant books. This would have been easily explained away if I had ever searched for books about elephants, but I had not. Seems elephant is going to be sticking around for a while. I have more to learn from her.
This morning, during my meditation practice, I began considering my daily schedule. I am a web consultant, offering all manner of services from social media marketing to website design. As it happens, I am currently blessed to have a great deal of work. As anyone who does this work knows, it seems to come in waves. The tide may be in one day, but out the next, which is what has prompted this line of inquiry.
Currently, I work 10-12 hours a day in front of a computer screen, and a few hours a day doing art and/or Reiki. This leaves only a few hours of my day to spend time in leisure with my family. This arrangement is not ideal, not at all, but being the sole breadwinner/provider for a large family, I have learned not to complain during times of feast (work related feast). So I realize that I must learn to quantify a “good day” in simple terms.
So, what defines a good day for me?
Every day I must sing with my full voice at least once, explore with an open mind, learn something new, make progress (even just one stitch in a blanket) on a personal project, and, if possible, write something of myself that might speak to others.
Knowing this, I am curious, what defines a “Good Day” for you?