Monday, January 30, 2012

Spell For Class

Hi and Merry Meet,
As was suggested, I should do a spell with food for my class. Seriously brilliant!

I did just that! Here is my Love Yourself Smoothie, this spell is to boost your self esteem and love for your self. Here is what you need:
-frozen/fresh raspberries
-frozen/fresh strawberries
-frozen/fresh peaches
-one small container of vanilla yogurt
-a splash of orange juice

Blend all the ingredients and drink. As you drink say "as I drink this down, my self love abounds. Blessings of love surrounds, so love of my self I carry around."

Best day to do this would be a Friday and for extra light a pink candle while your making and drinking your smoothie.

All the fruits I chose have a correspondence  of love. Raspberry are love and protection. Strawberry is love and luck. Peaches are for love. Orange is for love too. Vanilla is also love, while yogurt is for feminine energy.

I'll be presenting this spell next week in class. I'm happy with it and excited to see what my classmates came up with!
Blessed be,

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Soup Success

Hi and Merry Meet,
The great cooking experiment went great! Here is a photo of my chicken dumping soup! Yay!!
Blessed be,

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Cooking and Class

Hi and Merry Meet,
Yesterday I had my third Wicca 2 class. We are in groups now for our ritual presentations. My group is presenting Ostara. Our one group mate did a ton of prep for it and it is coming together really nicely. They had a few suggestions for my meditation, so I have some editing to do on that. However, overall, we are really close to ready. I think after next class we will be ready to present.

Yesterday's class was on spell work. It was how spells are not only constructed, but also what is your intent behind them. My homework is now to create a spell that I can teach to my group. I have to write it as if they have no knowledge of spellwork. It has to be completely my own. While I have written spells for myself, I have never had to present them to a group. We are not allowed to do any on money as that was the examples the instructors gave us. We also do not actually have to do it for the class, but just have it written out so that if they wanted to preform it at a later time then they could. I have a few weeks before I have to do this, so I have some time to think about it. Right now, I have no ideas what I should write for them. Safe travel? A love spell? House blessings? I don't know.

Recently, since I have left my second job I have been cooking more for us. I have always cooked for us, but the nights that I worked my second job we would just do whatever about food. Fighting for the leftovers or stopping for food was the norm two days a week. Now that I'm not doing that...  well, I'm cooking a lot more. I hated cooking before. Now that I have more time in my life, I am finding that I don't hate it, I don't love it, but I'm starting to enjoy it. I love to bake. Baking is an art since it has to be more exact that cooking or your cake could fall flat, the dough won't rise or any other thing that could go wrong if you don't follow the recipe. My good friend has always been able to cook with anything she has laying around and no need of a recipe. It always comes out good, and she always knows what to add by just tasting it. I've always been envious of this art. However, she can't bake to save her life. My coven is starting to learn how much I like baking. Every meeting I have something homemade to take with me. It's my love and time and I enjoy sharing it with others. Side note, most of the girls in the coven are into heath food and noted that my desserts will be the downfall of those diets that they are clinging to. Ha ha, that's why I bake! Desserts are sweet and full of love. The more I have thought about this the more I think I have more kitchen witch in me than I thought. :-)

Anyway, I'm learning to cook real dinners now. Before, my motto was "if I can't bake it, I can't make it." Hence, everything we eat goes in the oven. I'm not sure why my house even has a stove top range? Isn't that just for putting hot pans from the oven to cool on? This has been my thought for years!!! Now I am starting to take time to cook on that stove top that has been all but decoration for years here. Husband hasn't complained about my food, but I feel like I should venture into new places with my food. Husband, is the one who inadvertently started this whole ball rolling. He didn't do it on purpose. He has no idea what he has done. A few weeks ago, he bought me a turkey breast to cook (in the oven). After we cooked and eat it, he mentioned that we should make the caucus into soup. "Like cook it? On the stop top?" was my shocked reply to that. He laughed at me and said you can't make soup in the oven...  (I didn't point out that I do own a crock pot and know how to use that!). So, with small baby steps I managed a soup on my stop top.

The damage has been done. I am trying to set aside Sundays as stove top cooking day (only because I have time to learn what I'm doing on the weekend). Today I am attempting to make chicken and dumplings. I am armed with Paula Dean's recipe and a prayer to the Goddess that it comes out tasting like real food and not crap. I really want this to taste good....

Maybe, I should write a spell for my class about stop top cooking?
Blessed be,

Friday, January 13, 2012


Hi and Merry Meet,
Last week I started to attend a Wicca 2 workshop. I like that it is more hands on that some of the other classes I've taken.

It is a 7 week course and we are going to be working in small groups/pairs. Since there are eight of us in the class the group work is two groups of four. The women in my class seem interesting. Most of them have just finished the Wicca 1 class about a week ago. I think there is only one other girl who is like me on that after Wicca 1 I didn't jump into Wicca 2 right away. I took a few years off and have grown in my craft by trying, meditating, and seeing what works for me. I've still read books and I love to read

Our homework for this week was to start a Book of Shadows. The rest of the class was crazy excited about what book or format they would use. Well that was an easy task as I started my BOS before I ever got near the Wicca 1 class. This week we are learning ritual construction. I am excited to create one special for this group with a few other people. It should be fun to try and blend our different styles. Just sitting at the table you can see we each have a unique view of self and the world.

My worry for this class is the spell partner work. Since many of my classmates are new they kind of want to show off. The sheer amount of pentacles at that table was unbelievable. I own a pentacle, however I choose only to wear it for really special times and I never let people see me wearing it outside of my home. I am still in the closet and a lot of these women are flaunting that they are witches. My worry is are they seriously in this for the long run or are they just looking to rebel and shock people. I'm not. I've something that truly works for me and brings me peace. Maybe when I start getting to know them better I will understand them better.

Tonight I am going to a voodoo workshop with my circle. That should be fun! I'm curious since I don't know that much about it and I want to educate myself so I can disspell any stereotypes I have.
Have a happy Friday the 13th!
Blessed be,

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy 2012!

Hi and Merry Meet,
Welcome 2012! I had a great new years celebrating with some of our good friends. It has become a tradition to go to their house for dinner and then have poker night almost until midnight. It is always fun. Lucky thing we don't play for money because I'm always the first one out. This year they gave me a prize for that. I won a puzzle so I would have something to do while everyone else kept playing. That only lasted a minute as it was a kids puzzle with 48 large pieces. I brought my knitting along for such an emergency.

Yesterday Husband and I spent the day doing projects around the house. My witchy room is put back together and functional again! Just in time as a Wicca 2 class starts this coming Saturday. That is something I'd like to take and now my space is ready for me to do the homework and such.

Last night we did lose power for a while. The wind was really blowing and the howling it was making was unbelievable. Husband and I ate our dinner by candlelight. Dinner was a little cool (temp showed it was safe to eat) since it was in the oven when we lost power. Those winds were blowing all the negative energy of the last year away, that's what I said to Husband anyway!

I hope everyone had a nice transition to 2012!
Blessed be,