My Charge to the God

You’ve lived how I’ve said I would but did not,
I’ve lived how you’ve always wondered about and thought,
We are from opposing sides,
At times hurting each other with pride,
You always come back to me,
You always help me see,

We’ve both seen pain and share of those that have betrayed us,
Meeting was not just a coincidence or simple case of wanderlust,
In you I put my trust,
To be faithful we always must,
Be on the same team,
In our hearts, minds and dreams,
Together then we shall see all things unseen.

We bare to each other our wounds and scars,
Each transforming the others into silver and stars,

You are my companion,
My hero and my champion,
From this day until the last
In the future and in the past.
So mote it be.

L is for loving yourself through it

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Sometimes when negative things happen we think we deserve it. When I got the call yesterday that I have some mild precancerous cells in my body my first thought was..what did I do wrong..

I quickly corrected my thinking and tried to relax. It could be worse..could be moderate or severe as the Dr said.

The fact that I can take 6 months to boost my immune system to help it fight them is a blessing. To reduce stress is something I really need to do anyway…I mean who doesn’t, right?

I’ll be looking at me relaxed people and learning their secrets , gotta make this happen! What’s relaxing to you? A good thing to think about regardless of the circumstances I think!

All the love in the world to you and yours ~ moonlily

E is for Energy

Energy.. it took me a few days to think of what I fully wanted to do for “E” this year. I go to the wiki definition: In physics, energy is one of the basic quantitative properties describing a physical system or object’s state. Energy can be transformed (converted) among a number of forms that may each manifest and be measurable in differing ways. The law of conservation of energy states that the (total) energy of a system can increase or decrease only by transferring it in or out of the system.

I learned long ago in a Wicca 101 class about energy and the nature of the fact that it continues on..the only way I was able to wrap my mind around the possibility of reincarnation being believable to me. I had a hard time with this concept but I’ve always felt the push and pull of energy around me, it come..it go..so this made sense to me, hearing it described this way.

I definitely think it can be manipulated in the sense.. that can you change a traffic light? It seems possible to manipulate electrical energy even though it sounds crazy. I’ve tried and tested it for fun and it does appear that if I really focus, I can keep lights green for longer but to change? That’s hard to tell if it’s really working or not, then there is the issue of sensored lights vs timed..ok, enough detail on that!

I’ve noticed that with certain people I feel more energy than with others. I used to feel that I owed everyone my time and energy regardless of how “draining” they were because they ‘meant well’. I have decided…no..plenty of people mean well but if they are draining to me maybe they’ll be energizing to someone else and we are wasting each other’s time.

I think I’ve matured in this sense even in just the last few months to realize not everyone is deserving of my time and energy and not in a mean sense but in the sense that it should always be an exchange. If it’s not an exchange, how is that helping either party, really?

What gives you energy and what drains you? I’m deciding to do more of what energizes me and minimizing as much as possible what drains me or not longer fulfills me energetically. Blessed be!

C is for Clairsentience

So C is for Clairsentience or “empath” and means ‘clear feeling’. If you’ve ever had a ‘hunch’ or just known something wasn’t quite right (or was) you’ve experienced this. Most people have and I believe some experience it more or less, to varying degrees than others.

“In the field of parapsychology, clairsentience is a form of extra-sensory perception wherein a person acquires psychic knowledge primarily by feeling.[27] The word “clair” is French for “clear”, and “sentience” is derived from the Latin sentire, “to feel”.”

I told my mother when I was a child that I must be “partially psychic” and she laughed and thought that was funny, as she believed that you can only be psychic or not. I was trying to describe “clear feeling” and in my mind, it was ‘partial’ because I didn’t see visions, as that is usually all people know of in the “psychic” sense. Really that is just clairvoyance, only one of 4 psychic abilities.

I was correct though and really sensing something real. I believe “it” is like anything else, varying degrees and all people experience clear feeling or “hunches” and some more than others or less. I also think science will someday explain it. What seems like wizardy at times, because we don’t understand something right now, doesn’t mean it is necessarily spiritual but to me it feels that way.

Science continues to prove things and reasons behind many of the things we celebrate and already do as Pagans. The “Law of Attraction” is our Creative Visualization, we were doing this hundreds of years before ‘The Secret’ . We were aligning our bodies and minds with the earth long before it became ‘green’ to do it. We were treating our bodies as temples and meditating long before it became ‘hip’.

I have no doubt this is similar, we know when we clearly feel something to be true and it just ‘is’. How do we know? That’s another mystery unto itself, I’m not sure how I know things and it can creep me out, at least it did when I was younger. Now, I just try my best to embrace it, even if it scares me sometimes because of the startingly accuracy of most of my feelings about people and events.

This is also a funny thing about seeing the future, in any sense or predictions and knowings of things..if you stop something bad from happening, you can’t prove to anyone (or yourself) that you were right. I battled with this in my 20’s and let things happen (to me because I knew I could handle it) and was right..every time.

I suppose the lesson of ‘clear feeling’, for me, was to know to trust my feelings and impressions, at times back it up with any data to be sure but overall to not ignore things that come up, especially the feelings that come up over and over again.

M is for Myers-Briggs-Using your personality type to deepen your spirituality

I did a presentation and discussion on this last night at the CUUPs (cuups.org) study group that I belong to on my two favorite subjects! Psychology and Spirituality! If you haven’t heard of Myers-Briggs 4 letter personality type test there is a *wonderful* introduction on their site (http://www.myersbriggs.org/my-mbti-personality-type/mbti-basics/)

First, please note : EVERYONE does EVERYTHING. This is simply about preference, what you first ‘go to’.

The idea I went with and feel that getting to know yourself will help you clear out all the mundane stuff and make more room for the divine. My philosophy is when you are free and clear of emotional and mundane garbage , you will then be able to connect more simply with deity. God and Goddess are love and to experience that love, you have to love who you are and part of that is knowing who you are (or at least having some idea!) and I think the test really helps! Here is the test: http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/jtypes2.asp

Here is how I relate each of the 4 letters to ritual:

E/I: Extrovert/Introvert: This requires special notice below because our society has it *wrong* culturally about what an Extrovert and Introvert mean. It doesn’t mean an extrovert is a people person or loud and in your face and it doesn’t mean that an Introvert is deep, introspective and shy. See below!

Extrovert actually meanspreferred focus of one’s energy on the outer world – you feel energy from your environment, people in that environment before feeling it from your inner world.

Introvert actually means preferred orientation of focus on the inner world – you feel energy from within and your inner world before feeling it from your environment, people, and outer world.

Within Ritual

E- If you are an Extrovert you may feel energized by going to public rituals and feeling that with others but your challenge may be to not be afraid to feel that power by yourself and tap into it.

I- If you are an Introvert it may feel good to have solitary and rituals with very small groups and your challenge may be to go to a public ritual and allow yourself to feel the connections in your surroundings.

S/N: – Sensor or Sensate or IntuitiveThe second pair of psychological preferences is Sensing and Intuition. Do you pay more attention to information that comes in through your five senses (Sensing), or do you pay more attention to the patterns and possibilities that you see in the information you receive (Intuition)? Sensing (S)

Within Ritual

S-If you are a Sensor/Sensate then you’ll have great skill in things like psychometry (touching an object and knowing about it) and feel more connection with tools and scents. Incenses, smudging and everything to get you in the mood will really help. Sensors feel the tangible in the gods and goddesses, their presence here and now.

N-  If you are an Intuitive you’ll have great skill in things like seeing abstract visions, feelings, and emotions and a ‘knowing’ more like claircognizance and not necessarily feel that same connection when you touch an object but feel it’s power and energy or not feel much of a connection to tools at all. Intuitive’s can sense the energy in a room and the health of a room or person, they know if someone is having fun, or doesn’t like to be there. Intuitive’s can say subtle things to help gear their mindset to a better place. We feel the ‘minds’ of people.

T/F: Thinker or Feeler T/F – When making decisions, do you prefer to first look at logic and consistency (Thinker) or first look at the people and special circumstances (Feeler)?

Within Ritual

If you are a Thinker, then you’ll have great skill at researching old ways and have beautiful historically accurate rituals. I’ve tended to notice most Druids are “Thinkers” and scholarly types and enjoy and connect with the art and science of what they feel spiritually. Harder to let go but easier to logically process what is going on, for you.

If you are a Feeler, well.. you’ll just feel it and have great skill at allowing yourself to go with the feeling at the time of ritual or any connections, easier to let go but harder to stop and logically process what you are feeling.

J/P:- Judging or Perceiving  In dealing with the outside world, do you prefer to get things decided (J) or do you prefer to stay open to new information and options? (P)

Within ritual

J/P – If you are a Judger, this doesn’t mean you are judgmental so much as more of a ‘planner’. You’ll have great skill at planning beautiful rituals and the beauty with synchronizing items in a ritual for your desired outcome.

If you are a Perceiver, this means you’ll have great skill in going with the flow and minimal planning, which makes it a beautiful ‘in the moment’ experience.