Wednesday, March 1, 2017

UU Lent 2017 - Quiet

First day of the month, first day of my work week, first day of the Christian holiday Lent. I'm still working nights so sleeping during the day. No one is here but my furbabies. Most of them sleep with me so they won't bark. Cellphone is turned off. House phone is turned off. Sign is posted on the front doors to keep people from knocking.

Quiet is important. I cannot sleep with noise. It can't be too quiet; I have the tv on very low - white noise I suppose. If it's too quiet, my mind starts wandering, going back to times when I was a kid, or replaying negative experiences wishing I had done something different, or wishing I had a regular daytime job.

Make time for quiet. Today's world is so fast-paced there is no time to think. We get our info in 140 characters or less. Our attention strays after 6-10 secs. Everyone is not into nature but find something that calms you, that quiets your thoughts. And do...Nothing.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Wintereemas 2017

Happy Winter-een-mas!

Each day celebrates a different genre. This list needs updating, though. My favorite games are platformers like Mario, Kirby, and Spyro. My least favorite is sports but I liked NFL Blitz before the NFL got greedy and only wanted to license Madden.

  • January 25th: Adventure / Action
  • January 26th: First Person Shooter (FPS)
  • January 27th: Fighting
  • January 28th: Real-time Strategy (RTS)
  • January 29th: Racing
  • January 30th: Role Playing Games (RPGs)
  • January 31st: Sports

Friday, January 20, 2017

Inauguration Day of 45th US President

Article II, Clause 8
Before he enters the Execution of his Office, he shall take the following Oath or Affirmation:—"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." [Notice there is no "so help me God" in the Constitution.]

Amendment XX, Section 1
The terms of the President and Vice President shall end at noon on the 20th day of January...and the terms of their successors shall then begin.

Money Spell

With all things magical, remember the 4th step in the witch's pyramid: to be silent. In today's information age and better religious tolerance, we have no need to hide or be ashamed of our Paganism. However, use common sense. It is okay to share because some of us are not cut out to be part of a coven. It is not ok to brag. Work your magic and leave it to Deity / Universe to continue the process.

This spell is not a substitute for mundane (non-magical) action. What follows is a basic spell. I will post not what I did exactly because a witch's spell is her/his own and you should put something into the spell to make it personal.

You will need:
candle - whatever color YOU think of when money and prosperity comes to mind (ex. green, gold, silver)
oil - anything earthy, as Earth is the element related to prosperity (ex. patchouli)
physical money, quantity 5 - cash, not checks, money orders, or credit cards (ex. any denomination bill or coins)

You can substitute incense for candle and oil. Again choose an earthy fragrance pleasing to you.

Dress the candle with the oil (or light the incense). Speak as if you have the money you need. If you ask for a specific amount, add "and a little more" afterwards. Don't be greedy and be realistic.

Run the bills or coins over the flame / smoke (Be careful!), thinking of your intention. Place money on your altar or in your wallet. Thank Deity and extinguish candle with a snuffer. Once this spell has resolve, take the blessed money and give to a charity, church, or friend in need. Pay it forward!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Bodhi Day 2017

Happy Bodhi Day!

Unfortunately, I won't be able to view the morning star at dawn as Buddha did since Venus will rise after the sun. Time to think about my Buddhist studies. Been sorely lacking in this department. Namaste!