Logic and the Divine

In mainstream religious thinking there is a monotheistic philosophy on deity that also operates behind the scenes of our society.

Bongo Song by Safri Duo

Whilst the Bongo Song is not the most spiritual of things, I find drumming to be empowering...

Time to Breath

Prompt: Meditational Breathing We are often told to take a deep breath when things don’t go our way. There is a lot to be said for that.

Spiritual Rest

Prompt: Styles of Meditation Meditation is something most people have heard of for both spiritual and non-spiritual purposes. It does not only apply to this religion or that relaxation class.

Symbolry of the Mind

Prompt: What is symbolry for? In its broadest sense anything that is a form that represents something is a symbol. Of course, in spiritual matters symbolry is often far more abstract than that.

Just before Sunrise

Listening to Tiesto is very powerful for my meditations and makes me focus on, to quote Douglas Adams, the life, the universes and everything. What does it mean? I don’t think the answer is 42, however, but who knows it could be.

The Shamanic Gene

Many practitioners of Paganism have shamanism within their spiritual activities. I am no different in that. It is not something I searched for as I don’t think one can search for it. The inherent aspects of the shaman are naturally part of the being and in all of us. Recognising them and accepting they are … Continue reading The Shamanic Gene

Natural Sacred Energy

Most religious paths look to some sort of scripture or holy text, a prophet, saviour of humanity or other religious type figure for guidance and spiritual understanding. I look to life and contemplation in the natural world around me.

Morning After

Prompt: Bacon sandwiches always remind me… Hot coffee easing the sleep from my mind the morning after the night before. Meanwhile the autopilot is flipping one rasher of bacon after another.

Spirituality and Transitional Changes

The path of a Pagan is to open oneself to spiritual truth and not rely on blind faith. Paganism is to face life candidly and with an open heart and mind. Being curious about the world around us empowers us to see life with a heightened perspective and enable us to make tough and powerful decisions when life offers choices and to do so with a clear perspective.

Teasing Rays of Sunshine

5 Minute Free Write Prompt: What’s the weather outside your window doing right now? If that’s not inspiring, what’s the weather like somewhere you wish you could be?

Letting Go with Love

What does it mean to let something go? Simplistically, it means to release something back to its origin or to the universe. It’s not quite that simple, of course, as first one must identify what to let go of and understand and/or accept the reasons why.

Re-connecting with the Sacred Mother

Over recent years I let my spiritual connection between myself and Mother Earth drift. No excuses, it happens whatever path one walks. I don’t beat myself up over this, never have and never will. I am aware when the time comes, and I need to reconnect with my spiritual psyche and personal priesthood I will be guided back.

Exotique by Soul Ballet

As part of a revamp in what and how I blog I am going to change how I do my free writes. There will now be two aspects to my free writing, the creative space and this one, the spiritual zone. In the Spiritual Zone I will share a very private and personal side of me, Raven (including at some point why I use that name), through writing, music and imagery.

Walking with Smokey

Prompt: Write about a grandparent It is hardly a secret that I have a lifelong love affair with everything feline. I love all animals but my relationship with the cat, I can pinpoint when that started with childhood memories to one cat, Smokey.

Escaping the Fear

Prompt: What do you need to feel safe One of the symptoms of my bipolar depressive episodes is panic attacks. These can be logical or totally illogical. Along side the panic attacks I get agoraphobia which leads to reclusiveness and I avoid going out because I just don’t feel safe and then panic.

Not So Good

Prompt: What are your worst traits? Another of those not easy answer to questions and it certainly took more than five minutes to think it through as I was listing almost the same things as I had written down as my best traits. So I am going to go with that thinking.

Der Erste von Vielen

Prompt: The first song alphabetically on your playlist Wenn ich die Klassiker heraushole, wie ich das 1812 vor kurzem gepostet habe, dann ist es 99 Luftballons von Nena. Meine verstorbene Partnerin war Deutsche und ich habe immer noch viel von der Musik, die sie in mein Leben gebracht hat. Ich denke, ich werde diesen Beitrag … Continue reading Der Erste von Vielen

Kicking Ass

Prompt: The last song you heard Today’s prompt is an easy one as it is still before 9am and I don’t have the radio on. That means the last song I have heard is the one I use for my alarm sound. I chose it because it is loud, it is anthemic and rebellious and … Continue reading Kicking Ass

Bang a Gong

Prompt: Songs by your Favourite Band Wow, this could be the world’s longest post, it’s not going to be. My music taste is eclectic and depends on my mood. I am old enough to have many favourites but will stick to one, but who to chose out of the many. I will have to use … Continue reading Bang a Gong

Love Is…

  Prompt: First Love Songs I think I pretty much covered that in a previous post. Instead, I am going to list some love songs that I love. The first song is ‘Will You? by Hazel O’Connor from an iconic movie in my teens, Breaking Glass. I still spill my tea if the love nerves … Continue reading Love Is…

Jeff and Mike

Prompt: Songs that stick in your head Most songs that stick in my head are not welcome there. They are the annoying bullshit advertising ditties played on the radio. I am not going to irritate myself by looking them up on Youtube, but undoubtedly some complete twank has put them up there because quite frankly … Continue reading Jeff and Mike

Ticket to Ride

Prompt: Songs from childhood This is a tough one really. I am starting with the song that was topping the charts when I was born. A true child of the 60’s it was the Beatles. Given I see life as a ride to be ridden to the max it seems fitting Ticket to Ride is … Continue reading Ticket to Ride

Quiet Times

Prompt: I feel happiest in my skin when… I know what I want to write but don’t really know what words I want to use. I am very open in my 5-minute mind- wanderings but this is one of those oh sheesh things – it’s a bit personal like. Then again it isn’t. To be … Continue reading Quiet Times