Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Meditation and Me!

Happy Tuesday to all! I am not sure if I have  any newbie followers as of yet, but I wanted to share some of my experiences. I am sure that you that are further along on your path have experienced something similar.

Being such a tightly wound ball of wacka-doo that I am, I could not for the life of me settle myself enough to meditate. For some people it may come easier but I think it is something we are constantly improving on. It was just something I could not begin to get a handle on.

I read books, made a special place in my house, gave up caffeine still couldn't flip off that switch in my head. The more I practiced, the more disjointed with the whole experience I became. Meditation takes discipline and patience, two things I had not harnessed.

The one thing that got me through was the fact that I knew how much meditating would benefit me physically, emotionally and spiritually. That was something that I wanted and needed for myself so badly, and I was going to get it.

Baby steps Deb, baby steps. I started to notice that when I was practicing visualization I was indeed training my dusty little nugget (pet name for my brain)to meditate.  I could be experiencing a waterfall or  beautiful flower or my little patio garden, there it was, the ability to clear my mind and focus.

Before long I could just meditate, clear out  the cobwebs and just be. Only then was I able to truly ground and center myself. It was so amazing to be in control. I can not express how important it is to be able to meditate, visualize and properly ground and center yourself. These things are the key to honing your craft.

So if you are struggling and you are solitary, I can tell you  hang in there. Keep practicing, be calm and it will happen. We are all not completely in tune with ourselves right away. There are so many layers of past experiences clouding our minds. We just need to carefully and patiently peel them away to expose the power within us. Isn't the journey the best part of getting  there?

I would love to hear  from you on this. Did you have a similar experience?  Till next time!
BB! Deb

I just had to add this. Wicca Dreamers just shared this on Facebook.

photo credits: awaytogold.com/ wicca dreamers

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

My First Batch Of Infused Oils

Welcome. Glad you stopped by my little blogspot! I been infusing some oils over the last few weeks. It brings me great joy to be able to create my own tools for myself. Lavender and Rosemary oils are ready for their last straining, I cant wait to put them to use.

I grew my own Lavender and Rosemary so my hands have been involved in the entire process. It just makes them seem more powerful to me for what ever use they may be called into action for. Do you prefer to grow, make or create your herbs, potions, oils and the like? I know some aren't able to because of time, location and the like. Wouldn't it be wonderful if everyone had access to a little patch of ground? That is my wish for everyone! The joy of having your hands in the earth, that is true magick!

I finally got some of my clippings from my old herb garden in the country re potted for the deck/kitchen herb garden. I hope the forgive me for relocating them to the "burbs". Thyme and Rosemary are my faves!

This is my Lavender plant I saved from the trash heap at Earl May. I am forever the optimist when it comes to gardening. I hope I can save this gal! I have never potted lavender so fingers crossed.

These are my oils getting ready to be strained. This is my first time infusing oils. I cant wait to use them!

So I am off to find some chamomile. Can it survive a patio garden? I love chamomile and mint tea! Next season I am going to give making my own tea a whirl. So many plans so little time!

                                                                    BB Deb!


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Hello and Welcome

Welcome! My name is Debby and this is my little patch of cyberspace to record my thoughts and share my journey into Paganism. I have been studying for a bit over a year now and I am so excited to finally find a fit in my spiritual and religious beliefs.

Although I consider myself a Pagan in general I am very strongly feeling a pull towards Wicca. Just taking my time to find  my niche. Hopefully blogging will connect me with other amazing like minded individuals out there.

I have been following the bloggers in my blog roll for awhile now and I have learned a lot and enjoyed their insights. Hopefully you will someday find this little blog just as inspiring. Please stop in and visit, I would love you to become a follower!

Until next time BB!