• fiber craft for grounding

    fiber craft for grounding

    This past year, my relationship with crochet grew tenuous. What used to be my saving grace left me feeling disconnected. I found solace in other fiber arts as well as journaling, but crochet was my first. It was special. I missed it, but the inspiration was…gone. In 2019 when I was on bedrest with my […]

  • a walkabout with the time tiger: time and memory within spiritual practice

    a walkabout with the time tiger: time and memory within spiritual practice

    Time is an aspect of reality that is rather mind-blowing. The U.S. government is making moves to make daylight saving time permanent — which just goes to show how much of this is made up anyways. This is the thought I’ve had since childhood. It is a topic of debate among scientists, and has become […]

  • childhood full of existential dread, or something

    childhood full of existential dread, or something

    CW: alcoholism, death, suicidal thoughts Edit: just want to add this addendum that I am feeling ok in my life now, and am quite happy at times. The state of the world and society is easy to drown in, but I am doing my best to educate myself and teach my kids. I just wanted […]

  • daily practices: write in your journal

    daily practices: write in your journal

    The third phase of reigniting my journal practice was moving past the collage pages and showing up to write. Let me tell you, my brain has fought every step of the way. But, to be honest, that’s usually how it happens when something is going to be beneficial for me. I am only in the […]

  • word witchery

    word witchery

    Word witchery means that our altars, our spells and our devotion is built with language. We dance among pages, painting scenes and calling forth incantations. Energy lies behind everything: thoughts, words, actions. Much like the energy behind a written charm or a prayer, words pack a punch in witchcraft. Words allow us to weave together possibilities in liminal space. Words help us figure out who we are in relation to the universe.

  • portals and prayers journal: prayers to everything

    portals and prayers journal: prayers to everything

    Outside of the portal entries the other side of this journal includes prayers. Prayers to deity, animal spirits, plants, my higher self, my inner child, archetypes, colors, places, spirit guides, a piece of writing, astrological sign, or the universe. There is no limit here. What do I mean by prayer? Many of us think of […]

  • animism: a call to the land

    animism: a call to the land

    Todays card pull, dreamland & soul check-in theme is connecting to this land. learning more about it, accepting it as my home. Having a cherished relationship with the trees. Conversing with birds. Catching a glimpse as rabbit tucks into the leaves of our hedgerow, skipping to the abandoned building next door. I dreamt of wolves […]

  • portals and prayers journal: stepping through the portal

    portals and prayers journal: stepping through the portal

    How my prayers & portals journal have helped me traverse the astral

  • returning to my roots: light is the new black

    returning to my roots: light is the new black

    I, like many of us, dabbled in spirituality and witchcraft from childhood through my teens and early adulthood. It was edgy, it was fun, it was different — and it scratched a very specific itch that Christianity wasn’t touching. It afforded us some semblance of control over our lives, but I’ll be honest…follow through was never my strong game.

  • in the midst of further awakening

    in the midst of further awakening

    Finally, one of the factors that has contributed to my further understanding of our spiritual world is my daily practice of sitting with my journal. I currently work with three journals: a commonplace book, a collage/junk journal that I have titled my Prayers and Portals book, as well as a daily journal which serves as more of a record but also has pretty stickers.

  • into the Field

    into the Field

    I have been on a book kick lately. I’d say I am in the middle of about 50 books (I haven’t counted but I wouldn’t be surprised) at this point. So many subjects have been so intriguing lately, and I can’t seem to read fast enough. That’s mom life though — anytime I sit down […]

  • how praying the rosary has changed my practice

    how praying the rosary has changed my practice

    Praying the rosary seemed complicated, and like something I would quickly bore of. But another one of the aspects of Christianity I really felt connected to was prayer. One religion couldn’t just take the term prayer. I may be a witch, but I wanted to pray as well! So, I began my daily devotional of praying the rosary. It definitely hasn’t happened everyday (moving to our new house in December with two toddlers = no time), but I find myself returning to it consistently. Even when my voice cracks, or I worry I am not going to be able to stay awake, Our Lady is there for me.

  • how i manifested our first home

    how i manifested our first home

    Once we had the money for the down payment, we began looking for a house, and the perfect one went on the market a few days later. After that, all of the pieces slowly fell into place for us to get that house, so I like to believe that it was a little bit meant to be. Maybe that’s just fanciful thinking, but I think that’s where magick really comes into play. Spirit knew that house was for us, and I just helped things along a little bit.

  • gratitude: sobriety in spirituality

    gratitude: sobriety in spirituality

    to say, sobriety and spirituality can 100% go hand in hand. This is my experience, and as it’s personal to me, I wanted to ensure you all that anyone who tells you otherwise is full of it. The beauty of witchcraft is that we get to carve out our own path. It’s special to us. You don’t have to smoke weed or participate in hallucinogens if it doesn’t feel right for you. You don’t have to leave offerings that make you uncomfortable. Your path wants to reflect the most authentic version of yourself, so don’t be afraid to draw a boundary when it comes to your sobriety. I promise, your ancestors value your health above a glass of wine any day.

  • hidden messages: the realistic look of spirit communication

    hidden messages: the realistic look of spirit communication

    I think messages from whatever spirits we’re connecting to are meant to sit with us. Make space for it. Pull some cards in reflection of that message. Journal or free write what that journey looks like for you. It’s about those liminal times between communing with your spirit team, and utilizing those times to lay your foundations, work towards healing, and caring for yourself. Most importantly — trust the signs, and trust your intuition. I know my energy will tell me when I am ready to commune again. Between now and then I can focus on the tasks in between: cleansing, protecting, cleaning, meditating, researching, veneration, creating, healing, living.

  • portals: thoughts on trance from a recovering alcoholic

    portals: thoughts on trance from a recovering alcoholic

    ill working on ancestor and spirit connection, but its all a work in progress. That’s what witchcraft is, isn’t it? Creating portals to the places we want to go, casting spells to bring our intention to fruition and cultivating a practice that brings richness into our lives. Learn to trust yourself, as I am learning to trust myself. I promise it’s the biggest leap you can take on this path.

  • creator feature: kvlt kreations

    creator feature: kvlt kreations

    Kvlt Kreations online space is one that is definitely worth checking out, if for nothing else a sense of community that the world is sorely lacking at the moment. Come for the crystals, stay for the friends.

  • ethereal skies open my eyes

    ethereal skies open my eyes

    ook back now, and trying to remember the overwhelming feeling of comfort, and magic that I felt in the air. I wish I could’ve bottled it up for the adult me, because I know part of it had to do with the time, and that things will never quite be the same. But, I think that we sometimes look back on the past with rose-coloured glasses. So I will just be content looking for little sparks of magic in my everyday life, driving this flat country with my head in the clouds.

  • creator feature: mint faery

    creator feature: mint faery

    If you are looking for some faery goodness, look no further. Mint Faery not only amazing products to offer in their Etsy shop, but also share tips, information and aspects of their own practice, which makes them a wonderful contributor to the witchcraft community.

  • struggling with the basics

    struggling with the basics

    hese are things that I am working on, and developing everyday. I am sure they will continue to grow and evolve along with my practice. I hope this helps, and if you find yourself struggling with these things, please reach out to me! I would love to connect with others who have a hard time with these practices that are considered “the basics.”

  • Pressures we put on ourselves as witches

    Pressures we put on ourselves as witches

    It’s all about energy. Making our own ingredients and tools puts energy behind the intention of our spell. Finding and supporting small businesses in the occult community also puts energy behind the intention of our spell. Both paths are valid.

  • deity work isn’t for everyone — and that includes me

    deity work isn’t for everyone — and that includes me

    WitchTok is lit up with talk of deities fading, leaving or disappearing. I can’t comment on your experience, just share mine. I don’t know what is happening in your practice with your deity, if it’s something normal, if it’s a sign you should see where your journey is heading next, or something else entirely. But learn to flow with what’s happening, and accept change if it’s come knocking at your door. It can leave you feeling raw, but excited for the future.

  • My Best Friend’s Exorcism

    My Best Friend’s Exorcism

    I initially picked up this book because it looks like an old VHS tape of a horror movie from the 80s. I knew that’s what they were going for. I give this book four out of five stars, and while I love nostalgia just as much as the next person, it just isn’t enough to warrant another star.

  • scrying as a novice

    scrying as a novice

    Ultimately, I had begun looking at my life through the lens of a scryer, and the world had become my medium.

  • lughnasadh

    lughnasadh

    We always hear the phrase “mundane before magick”, which is totally valid in certain circumstances, but what about imbuing the mundane with magick?

  • introduction to an average witch

    introduction to an average witch

    invite you to discuss, engage, challenge and share as I want to create a safe space for those who are learning, as well as those who are no longer novice but certainly not expert (where I am). I know I struggled for a time once I had read all of my beginner witchcraft books, and put in some time on the basic practices. Where to go from there? There are so many possibilities, so let’s explore them together!

  • word witch spells

    word witch spells

    This is an unscheduled posts, but after an intense meditation (thank you to the Missing Witches Podcast) I received a download of incanctations for my writing practice. I wanted to share them with the collective, if you are open to it. Also featuring a new statue of Our Lady to build one of many sacred […]