Write, Love, Breathe

There is a common phrase which tells us to: “Write what you know”.

Pretty hard for someone who considers themselves to be a perpetual student and knowing that I really *know* nothing. (YMMV)

However, if I spin the phrase a bit and tell myself: “Write what you love”. Ah-ha. THAT I can do.

Here lately what I love are Vision Boards, Cake, and long-Netflix-binge sessions on the couch. Not entirely conducive to all the big plans about how 2017 is going to change my lifestyle.

As we all do with stress, some things go right out the window. Unfortunately, those things are usually the habits we need to hold most dearly to. Basic Hygiene, Not missing the work-out that truly keeps your brain straight, the filtering of mail that helps keep out clutter and saves you work down the road. Stress and the snowball effect seem to go hand in hand.

It’s recognition of this cycle, a self-reinforcing cycle, that helps you change momentum earlier than a crash. Take the mail example from earlier.

  1. Don’t filter the mail turns into
  2. Extra pile up on the coffee table leads to
  3. Missing the potentially important stuff leads to
  4. A late bill turns into
  5. More avoidable stress

Hopefully when you recognize your signals and signs of overly stressed you can help yourself by doing one little thing.

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Blessed Be,

Rainer Earthkin

Witches’ Words Have Power

You have heard the age old phrase, “Words Have Power!” and you’ve nodded along and went, “Of course! This is common knowledge!”

Have you ever wondered why though? Why do words hold power? Pictures, words, stones, a sachet of herbs. All of these hold power because of our intent when using them. These phrases and items energetically resonate with us.

Jewish and Christian creation stories tell of God creating the Universe through spoken word: “And God said…”

But why words? Why tools or pictures or any other physical item? Isn’t magic just power of mind to direct energy to create change?

Well yes it is. An undisciplined mind or straying concentration won’t get the job done for magic. You could create something very unintended if you aren’t careful.

However, the reason for tools and scents and appealing to the senses is so important is because it helps you to help open up and facilitate a shift in consciousness. To go from 90 miles a minute to being still and steady. In working magic, I must slow down and feel and listen. The world is constantly chattering if we only learn to hear it. The birds outside my window. The dog barking in the distance. The wind that bites with cold as I walk to my car. The sway of trees. All of it has messages.

So as I learn to listen, I learn the language and I learn to speak back. With concentrated mind and breath I send out my own message in the world.

A whisper of love.
A cheer of positivity.
A low-tone of acceptance.
I create and embody the change I wish to see in my world.

All with my words of power.

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Blessed Be,

Rainer Earthkin

The Path is Spiral

We each walk our paths on our own. Along our journey though, we have visitors.

“There are three kinds of friends:
Friends for a reason,
Friends for a season,
and friends for a lifetime.”

These visitors can be people, animal companions, music, and art. They can be events and emotions. Ebb and flow of dreams and desires. They all come to us in time and stay for a time.

The path is winding and twisting for the most part. It can be overgrown and tough to push through. The path can also be straighter and you may glide upon it easily.

However something you notice after a time and after several experiences is that the path is a spiral. We come across our “visitors’ again. Some times physically; other times it will be mentally. The radio kicks on that song you used to dance together. An image of a dog that looks just like yours pops up on your Facebook. When packing boxes to move, a stuffed animal falls out.

All of these visitors taught you something and maybe they have stayed with you. But we revisit the path because we can look back and see our lessons. We see new situations with more experience and so the story changes this time.

We become empathetic.

We become softer.

We become more.

Lately for me, I have gone back to the beginning and seen with fresh eyes old information, old songs with familiar feeling, and scents and feelings on the winds of autumn.

I invite you to reflect on your spiraling path with me. I invite you to breathe and fulfill yourself on the truths you’ve learned and your beginning foundation. I invite you, my visitors, to show me what needs to be seen.

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So mote it be.

Rainer Earthkin

Daily Rituals and Replenishing Your Soul

“An empty lantern provides no light. Self-care is the fuel that allows your light to shine brightly.”

-Unknown

Often we are swept up in our day to day living without pause, rest or reprieve. Life rarely offers us a break from things. There is always one more appointment, one more shift, one more to-do item.  For me, I am constantly on the run from one job to the next. Morning traffic jams and household lists help clog up my schedule too.

I require daily re-connection to my soul in this bustling era. A habit, a type of ritual, that helps bring me back to center and allows me time to get refocused.

Re-connecting to your soul and re-connecting to yourself can be challenging in our modern, screen-filled, instant life. Even with all the distractions of mundane living, I invite you to take 5 minutes today and do a ritual.

“What?” “5 minutes isn’t enough time to break out all the stuff for a ritual.”

I am not talking about that ritual.

I am talking about taking 5 minutes today to reconnect. For some, the ritual is the making of coffee. Others find solace in watering their plants and sitting with them. Stretch.  Pull out some of your rock collection. Light a tea light candle. Sit with it. Go outside, take a few deep belly breaths and feel the wind on your skin. Got a ritual?

Be present in that moment. Each of your senses open and receptive to the now. Not the chores still undone nor the rush of picking up 2 kids within 10 minutes of each other. Quiet your mind and let yourself be pulled into the simple easy ritual.

See. Feel. Smell. Hear. Taste.

Your ritual is about you. There is no right or wrong in this case. Do what calls to your soul and makes you happy. You don’t even need the same ritual everyday. My Tuesdays tend to be about my herb garden but my Sundays are usually about coffee and candles.

These rituals are divine moments for me. When I am present, I can feel my soul as one and part of the Universe. Open and receptive to the gifts my intuition can bring. These moments refill my light.

So take a couple of minutes today and recenter. Give yourself the wonderful gift of mindful rituals in order to keep your spiritual battery charged.

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Love and Light,

Rainer Earthkin

 

 

 

 

She Dances and We Worship

The Divine Feminine at her core is life and creation. When the feminine is not hampered or weighed down by expectations and untruth, she is wholly free and completely wild in her creation.

She dances and moves creating powerful energies. Healing energy. Releasing energy. She becomes one with the fire and one with her whole being. Hips swaying and body undulating, she is at peace within her soul.

When she can tap into her true power, she pours out love in everything she does. She soothes soulful wounds and prunes flowers and herbs. She nurtures and brings forth blossoming souls and fresh greenery for us to admire.

A woman who is in tune with her truths and her strengths will create entire new landscapes in her life. Little rituals of talking to birds, gardening zen spaces, and mastering her realm one list item at a time, forges a new path in her world.

The divine female sits with life’s hurts and listens and washes away the oozing of the mundane. The divine female should intimidate you by how much joy she brings to your life. By her hand, you are loved. By her hand, you are empowered.

Celebrate her. Worship her. Give thanks for her sacrifices to bring forth the light into your life.

 

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