Saturday, 23 June 2012

Saturday 23rd June

Ohhh boy - haven't been here for a while but I have had the best of reasons .... I've had my Anam Cara with me from Canada and we have been here, there and everywhere - I have never driven so much in two weeks as I have these past two weeks.... 

But, it's been perfect - and I do hope that you have been following our exploits here: The Tales of the Travelling Bear!

I haven't really had a chance to pull a card or a Rune lately - but today I did sneak a card draw in ... 

Spirit of the Place - Authenticity is the essence of Power ...........Enchanted Maps 

This card is all about feeling the Spirit of the place and knowing that you can not change the essence of the place or the person....speak your truth as this is your authenticity .... feel your power! 

I have to say this card is very apt for the places we have been lately - Tintagel, Glastonbury, Avebury, Burley etc - each place has a different energy, a different vibration and in the case of Tintagel a different power ......... 

Unfortunately my bestie will be heading back to Canada soon (far too soon) so normal service will be resumed ........ 

love and blessings to all 

Raven x x x

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Wednesday Witters

Whooopeeeee I am on holibob's - and although I'm not actually going anywhere I have a very full two weeks ahead of me

You will be able to follow my adventures here

This year has been very eventful so far (won't rehash it all) and it seems that the eventfulness hasn't finished - last night as I meditated I was introduced (given) to my Dark Mother - the Goddess that is the Dark to my Patron Aine ....

It seems that as everything has a Light and Dark side I know I do!! - and my Dark Mother is to be instrumental in guiding me and teaching me how to use the anger that I bury and try to smother - I don't mean I'm going to explode like the Hulk ....... who can forget the immortal line "Don't make me angry, you won't like me when I'm angry" ........... but it does mean that instead of bottling it up I will learn to use it for my Highest Good ...

I am looking forward to working with Her, however I have to be honest and say I'm not looking forward to working with my Darker side - but I'm in safe hands and I know I'll only have to go as deep as I am ready for at that moment!

Although........... green IS a good colour for a Witch!!!!

love and blessings

Raven x x x

Monday, 11 June 2012

Monday Mithers

What is up with this soggy weather?? - Seriously, it's been pouring down for days.... weeks!

And being honest it's hard to imagine that in a week it will be Litha - the time when we should be celebrating the Sun and be halfway through the Summer - this is the longest day - from now on the days get shorter and the nights start drawing in as we head towards Autumn and the close of the year!

It's hard to imagine celebrating warmth when I can only think of a week where I've had the heating turned off - and that got me thinking ...

How would I celebrate Litha in an area where there is no discernible change in the seasons or in the length of the day / night - or even when night doesn't fall for days.............

I have taken much for granted lately - I have a beautiful Altar set up in the Living room of my house - and as I am staying with my Dad for an extended period my altar got taken down and I miss just being able to look up and feel the connection....

I also have an Altar in my dining room and my hallway - in fact, I had more than I thought I had and I miss it..

So, for the next few days before Litha I am going to 'go within' - my Ancestors wouldn't have had fancy 'stuff' to put up (not that my stuff was all that fancy but it was meaningful to me) - and if they were on the move a lot they wouldn't have carted the 'stuff' with them ........... so my goal is to find a way to the Altar I carry with me at all times - the Altar of my heart..........

love Raven x x x

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Kobo......Kindle.... Book ?????

So, I was gifted a lovely Kobo for my birthday and I've downloaded many a good book - some classics, some witchy, some just for the heck of it.......... then my lovely friends started putting up free kindle links on the facebook page - so I was a little bit peeved as the kobo didn't cater for the ones that took my fancy .............

However, some I found were free on the Kobo so they went on to my ever expanding library - and then DA, DA, DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA - I discovered that there is an app for Kindle that's free for my iPhone - so the ebooks I can't get on Kobo but only on Kindle can now be read on my iPhone ........

With me??

And then, there is a book I've wanted for ages, Embracing the Moon by  Yasmine Galenorn which can't be found on Kindle, Kobo or iPhone ........ so I purchased it from Amazon ..........

LOL - yep I love books - now all I need is the time to read them all!

Love Raven x x x

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Rune Draw .... 3rd June

Othila ~ Seperation, Retreat (Reversed)

Whenever I see this Rune I want to trace the Path with my finger ..... Reversed, this is the Rune of loss, failure and refusal to follow the right path, reversed shows us that we need to consider not only what benefits us but also others - if we go back to tracing the rune - we start on separate paths but soon we unite!

Soggy Sunday ....

Well, today we are off to Bristol to camp for the night and true Brit fashion it's raining .... so wellies and woolies are the order of the day!!!

It reminds me of those photo things that were flying round FB .... this is what I think I will be doing

And this is the reality....

Still, we are spending time with the extended family so I anticipate much laughter and organised (and not so organised) chaos!!! 

Living round Dad's at the moment is making me appreciate how 'easy' I have it at home - at home I have an Altar of some form or other in practically every room - here I am limited to a few crystals and my Runes - but it's definitely honing my visualisation skills! 

Have a great weekend!

love Raven x x x

Friday, 1 June 2012

Rune Draw ..... 1st June

Fehu ~ Possessions, Nourishment (Reversed)

Are you feeling frustrated, feeling like you are missing out, that no matter how far you reach you still come up short????? Drawing Fehu reversed is a reminder to look at your life and examine it with an open perspective and ask "What can I learn from this??"  Possessions are only part of the rich tapestry of  your life  - sometimes having to work harder for the prize is a better reward than the prize itself!

K is for ........... Keeping the Faith

Well, it's Friday it's 2 minutes past six and it's time for the PBP blog entry - and unfortunately for me we are still on K ............ so, as Kyanite, Kali and all the other K's that I thought of have been done and done well - what's a Witch to do ...... well I guess Keeping the Faith is what I want to talk about today!

I've blogged before about Witches that like to talk the talk - but are so far from walking the walk that they really ought to have a whole new 'tag' for them - how about LibroWitch ......... you know the ones that have read every single book going and therefore feel qualified to tell you that you are WRONG, very WRONG and you must instantly cease and desist all forms of Witchcraft!

Or, the ones that believe they own Witchcraft and every aspect of it - I mean how very dare you try to grow beyond what is expected of you - and how extremely rude of you to not prostrate yourself at their feet and worship the very ground they walk upon!

When confronted by these people it's extremely difficult to Keep the Faith (got there in the end) and to keep believing that the Goddess has a plan for you which actually does involve not only knowing these people but having them in your life!

I am extremely fortunate in that I have a very strong and wonderful support system - and now the actions of others will merely cause a ripple in my calm waters, but when I first started out I was TERRIFIED of making a mistake, I soaked up every bit of advice and any suggestions that were sent my way and these people made sure I knew who to thank and who to acknowledge .........But, I have to say that their actions and suggestions were not of the Faith I wished to Keep ............ the words Perfect Love and Perfect Trust are so much more than a glib saying ..........

Don't get me wrong I am not the font of all things Witchy, I am still first and foremost a LibroWitch I love to read and I would never, ever, ever tell someone that they are doing anything in the Craft wrongly - it may not be my way but hey - live and let live right????

I just hope, pray and wish with all my heart that the people of Pagan persuasion learn to Keep the Faith and would stop ripping into people that do things differently - there shouldn't be ANY judgement in a peace based spirituality!

Not the best PBP post ever written - but it's what it wanted to be - and if you are still with me .......... Thanks for reading!!!

love Raven x x x