I have been busy with everyday life, being sick, starting a new medication routine that involves a lot more trips to the hospital than I wanted. This past year of being sick and passing my "anniversary" of being told I had Kidney Disease has been sort of life altering.
It has brought me to thinking about death more than I choose to do so, but had to come to the reality that it could possibly happen much much more sooner than I expect. I have responsibilities that need to be taken care of should something happen to me.
Every day I wake up, I thank the Gods I am alive! I am grateful for another day to spend with my children, my husband, my family and friends. I try to live the best I can each and every day.
Long ago, I wished I lived in another reality, one of that of Charmed to live in a beautiful home, or that of Samantha where I could wiggle my nose and my home be suddenly spotless or dinner prepared and set upon the table. Ok, I admit, I still want Sam's ability, especially when I am having a rough day.
My reality is that the children need to be woken up each and every morning and prepared for school.
Healthy meals need to be prepared, beds made, diapers changed, dog fed, and the list goes on and on.
Some people just don't realize how much work a SAHM (stay at home mom) does on a daily basis.
I don't have the time to always hold a formal ritual in my home. I have a very demanding three year old that gets jealous when I pet the dog too much. LOL (For the record, he wants to pet the dog, not that I am spending too much time with the dog.) LOL
So I have been trying to incorporate my spells into my everyday chores. There are a number of blogs I like to read that include domestic witchcraft. Of course one of those well known blogs is that of Mrs. B. If you don't know who she is, her blog Confessions of a Pagan Soccer Mom are fantastic. You can read them by clicking HERE.
Another one of my favorite blogs I like to read are that of Dawn Marie Howard. She used to have the blog named Domestic Witch, and in the past year or so has changed it to her own name. If you scroll thru her entries under "Witchery" you will find wonderful information. She is also the owner of a shop called Sightly.
One of my favorite entries is when she writes about Sigils. I have taken that practice into my own home as well as my kitchen for an added boost to always create meals made with love.
These are but two wonderful and knowledgeable women that have taken mundane aspects of being a housewife, homemaker, and mom into something magical. They have inspired me to bring my magic into my everyday reality.
I know do cleansing and healing spells everyday when I am taking a shower. I imagine the illness or negativity being washed from the top of my head down my body into the the swirling whirpool of water as it leaves the tub's drain.
I make a linen spray for when I iron my DH's shirts made from Bergamot, Jasmine, and Musk for prosperity in the business place. I also use other linen sprays made specifically for the master bedroom as well as a Monsters Be Gone spray for the boys rooms that are sprayed upon the bedding. (I also think having Princess Leia has helped with keeping the bad monsters away also!
|For the life of me, I don't understand why he takes off the pillow cases every day!|
These are just a few examples of how I have brought my magic into my everyday life. Being sick I want to honor my craft and practice it daily as much as I possibly can. Doing so, helps me to live a magical life in my everyday "Reality".
I hope everyone had a blessed Mabon! Bring on Samhain and complete this year's Turn of the Wheel!