Prompt: Choose an animal and write about it...
The mother goddess symbolized by the full moon represents birth, nurturing, and actualized potential. She is the seed planted in the new moon and now in flower. Aligned with natural energy and the full power of adult maturity she is the goddess of compassion and understanding. She is caring, forgiving and open to change. The … Continue reading The Mother Goddess
It had been a long voyage, and not always a smooth one. There had been several days ...
The seven chakras or wheel-like energy centres of the body govern aspects of our consciousness. By learning their location and their connection to our consciousness enables us to focus on what energies we need at different times and for different things...
Alone in the darkness it is silent except for the steady humming of the air filter on the fish tank...
In witchcraft, the female energies or goddess manifests in the three symbolic forms, the maiden, the mother, and the crone...
I have a fair few dream-catchers about the place and I love the various stories behind them. A favourite is this one...
The universe is one great energy that governs existence. Across the world many people try to give this unity of energy a name
With the phrase ‘a distant galaxy far, far away’ in the prompt you would think I would be straight into a little trip of fan fiction
Most witches, myself included, keep a close eye on the position of the sun and moon in the sky.
The sun and the moon are two basic and deeply spiritual phenomena in nature and symbolize the polarity of the male and female, god and goddess, energies.
Prompt: Food: What’s for breakfast? Dinner? Lunch? Write a journal entry about food.
Two silhouettes twirl in rhythm, their shadows caught on the moonlit wall. My eyes watch without knowing their names nor the music of their dance.
Over the centuries, humanity has tried to give the great energy of the universe a name, god, great spirit, Tao, Buddha and so on.
In mainstream religious thinking there is a monotheistic philosophy on deity that also operates behind the scenes of our society.
Whilst the Bongo Song is not the most spiritual of things, I find drumming to be empowering...
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.
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.
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.
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 Laxton Wood Egg It was on a Friday afternoon in late spring that Ben found it. He had just been walking across the fields of Chestling Farm on his way home.
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
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.
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.
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.
The music of Enigma is fantastic for generating ambience for meditation or spiritual dedication. For me, je t’aime til my dying day inspires a few thought processes for both spiritual and Tantric meditative experiences.
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?
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.
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.
Prompt: Why creative writing Oddly enough moving away from introspective writes to creative ones is starting with an introspective write. Such is the way of the writer, I guess.
I am often asked what I believe in, and it is not easy to put into words, but I will try. I am a child of the Earth, a son of the Sun King and the Lady Moon
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.
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.
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.
As a transgender man I spend a lot of time networking within the local community on behalf of the support group I organise.
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.
Free Writing Prompt: What are your best traits?
Free-write Prompt: If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?