Jun 27, 2011

Lavender Oil

Today I made my grand daughter Evie some lavender oil. I had made a very tiny amount on Summer Solstice
 to annoint a candle with. Then rubbed the remainder into my hands & arms. And she smelled it on me and really liked it. So I told her I'll make her a bottle of her own. I put some dried lavender in hers & dressed up the bottle with purple string & a gold butterfly charm.

She likes it a lot! *tee hee hee* 

Evie's Lavender Oil
This makes 1 vial of lavender oil

put a pinch of dried lavender in the vial or it can be added last
(just make sure to save enough room to add it in).
fill vial almost full with sweet almond carrier oil.
Add 1 to 2 drops of lavender essential oil.
Create with your loving and pure intentions.
Wrap with string color of your choice according
to your intentions for your oil.
Mine was dressed with purple thread & a butterfly.
Butterfly symbolizes change / transformation.

This was crafted for my 11 year old grand daughter. At the time
I am going through changes. As well as she is too...

Theres only 4 more days until Evie and Dante & my daughter Nicole leave to move to Illinois.
Last week was all about fun. This week seems like a count down. Sometimes I'm just fine. Other times,
I'm trying so hard to not get all depressed. Feels like I am going to be all by myself now. Now I won't have
any family here at all. It's been so wonderful having them here with me in the same town over the past
3 years.  Although I'm happy for them being able to move on in their lives. I feel like I'm back to being all by myself

I have no job now. Was pushed into quiting a week ago. Therefore I have no friends now either.
No family, no friends, no job. How could I help not getting depressed....

I havent even been studying much. I was so happy. Except the facility I worked out didn't fit me. But I was making it work. But then that all exploded out of the blue and got worse and worse. Seems like everything fell all apart in the same week.
I know that out of chaos comes change. It's really hard to see a phoenix rising out of ashes. I just have to keep going though.

I read today I am responsible for the way I feel. In wicca we are all responsible for ourselves. We make our own joy or sadness. 

Jun 24, 2011

Job Hunting...

today I put in an application in at a local nursing home & got to have an interview on the spot.

Felt positive! The administrator said she will have a look at the CNA schedule and see what she can come up with. I offered mornings or afternoons, if thats the only opening. I prefer mornings. But would be willing to work any shift available. 8 hour or 12 hour, part or full time.

 Well, we just had the briefest little storm here. *lol* Perhaps the powers that be are arranging my future for me. And this lil phoenix will soon be rising out of the ashes...

I feel so so good about this job. It will be good to get back to work. I am excited to get the phone call saying I can start...

Jun 21, 2011

My Litha Foods Part1

Freyja / Freya is just 1 of the deities associated with Litha.
It is Freya that I call upon this day to bless us with
love, beauty, and passion.

Love for those we love and who love us
May we always see beauty in all things big & small
May the passion of magick live within us all
In Perfect Love & Perfect Trust...

Now I would like to share some photos I took today of my wonderful kitchen witchin'.


There are before and afters...
 My soft mead as it was cooking.

dough stage of my solstice herb bread.
so proud to have used my very own fresh rosemary,
chives, & lemon thyme.
2 of my finished products of love.
My rhubarb pie made with love, happiness & friendship.
A good friend gave me the most ginormous stalks of
rhubarb I've ever seen! Can't wait to taste it!!
And my oh too yummy herb bread that I couldn't wait
to have a piece of.
Here are more pictures of my plants & herbs I took today as well.
My purple passion plant. Haven't had one
since I was a pre teen!

some of my indoor plants.

our strawberry plants

and another strawberry plant!

My athame I finally got to use today.

My 1st try @ crafting some rosemary oil.

Litha 2011

Happy Litha! Summer Solstice Blessings!
 Today I performed a simple Litha Candle Lighting.

1 yellow candle dressed with 1part lavender essential oil and 2 parts sweet almond carrier oil.
I used the rubbing technique to dress my candle.
I sprinkled 3 parts (3 pieces) of dried Jasmine on the top of the candle.
(not an easy task w/ a chime sized candle).
At my altar with my ankh sitting out I then faced the rising sun. And repeated 9 times:
Lord and Lady of Love and Light
guide me on this day of solstice.

I kept it very simple so I wouldnt mess it up. This new witch sometimes gets nervous to be perfect and messes things up. *giggle*
I'm finding in the books that I'm reading though that pure intent and pureness of heart is all the God & Goddess want. So, I simple relaxed, focused, & visualized and everything turned out just fine.

I am allowing my candle to burn out on its own. I've never done that before. But in just 30 minutes
its a little more than half way burned already. So everything is going smoothly.

Now for explanation of my colors and herbs and oils.
When I say '1 part' I mean that I was just free pouring. I do not have a dropper yet.
So I just dripped the fluids slowly. 'parts' sounds large. But it really was not.
Since these are concentrated oils it only takes drops...

Yellow Candle: Yellow is for the sun & happiness
Since I'm a new witch I try to research everything to make sure I'm using the correct items.
Jasmine & lavender are both for love and calmness.
Jasmine: attributes of love and its effects are swift & obvious
Lavender: also attributes of love, cleansing, protection, shielding from negative vibrations.

I'm a huge fan of lavender. But not french lavender.
Music: Paint The Sky With Stars by Enya
I always have magickal music playing when I'm working at my altar.
I will do a more involved ritual tonight.

Now, I better get off here and start on my Litha foods.
Soft Mead, Rhubarb Pie, Summer Solstice Bread, Enchiladas, Fresh Strawberries and corn on the cob

I took a couple shots of my altar this morning to share also.
The picture that sits atop my little witches' cupboard
is a gift from my daughter and grandkids on my birthday.
It is Selene the Goddess of the Moon

Jun 19, 2011

Bumpy Path...

Storms have been brewing for months now at work towards me. I have been constantly, continually harassed by the administrator for too long. I was finally pushed into resigning. She has complaints against me constantly that are not true and says that I have a problem if I cannot see what others do and that she believes nothing I say.

I simply told her I do not care if you believe me or not.
And she replied with even if your job depends on it. Which felt like a huge threat. She has been trying to get rid of me for months anyway. So I said well what do you want me to do then resign or what. And she said yes. So I did.

A few months back the admin & my manager (at the time)  called me into the office for my review and said they have complaints that I was going around asking co-workers for narcotics! I've never ever heard of anything so stupid in all my life. Just because at 1 time I was on hydrocodone for shingles nerve pain they took that an ran with it.

Only problem was that I hadn't had any in over a year!! Then they refused to do a UA on me. Then it was just 1 dumb compaint after another. To where I was eventually pushed into a corner and I can not just sit there and be beat on and not push back.

  A lot of staff as well as myself are very unhappy about this. But what can ya do. It's not worth the stress to live that way...

I could feel this 'end' coming for quite a while. And actually in the days before this my card readings on facebook were pointing in the same direction. Even though I didn't want them to.

But, I feel deep down that I learned what I needed to. My time is up. It's poison. It's time to get out of there and move on. I'm a strong strong person and its just time to move on...
I have so much going for me! Blessed Be~
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