Daily OM – Employing Presence

 

Employing Presence
Being Present At Work

Bringing your presence into your work activities can fill the entire experience of working with new energy and life.

Being present at work begins before we even go to our place of employment.  It starts with our intention to bring consciousness into everything we do, including those activities we do for money. Whether you are a secretary who files papers all day, a janitor who cleans the local high school, or a nurse caring for children, there is much to be gained by fully engaging in the tasks at hand. When you decide to bring your presence into your work activities, you may find that the entire experience of working is filled with new energy and life.

Sometimes we believe that when we step through the doors of our workplace, we cease being ourselves and start being someone else’s employee. Though our employer may depend on us to perform certain tasks, the truth is that we never stop being ourselves. The commitment to being a conscious, empowered person of integrity doesn’t stop and start with a time clock. Our decision to be present for our own lives is what weaves together all of our experiences from the moment we wake up, throughout our entire workday, and to the moment we turn off the lights at night.

Before leaving for work today, you can clear your energy and choose to step out with your best foot forward. Setting an intention in the morning can even help you stay present as your day unfolds. You might decide to find joy in every activity, complete all of your projects on time, or be truly helpful to your coworkers. By being fully present, you will begin to radiate and people may begin to notice; they may even want to follow your lead. Whether you run a company or hold a sign outside a deli, do it with pride and be the best you can be.

The Goddess Companion

The Goddess Companion
 

Do not think of Vesta
as anything other than
fire, the living flame
which gives birth to nothing
but itself again.
Thus we call her virgin
for she is never seeded
not does she bear fruit.
And oh! she loves her maidens,
companions in virginity.
~Ovid, Fasti 
 
To the ancient Romans, this was New Year’s Eve. On this day, the sacred blaze burning in the temple of the fire goddess Vesta was allowed to go out. The rest of the year, a sorority called the Vestal Virgins, under the direction of the Virgo Vesalis Maximus, tended the fire carefully, for it represented the very essence of Rome. A night without that fire burning in the temple was a dangerous and powerful time.
 
There are such flameless nights in our live, times when we do not know if we can survive, when life’s passion has dimmed and all seems dark and cold. In such times, we can only do what the Vestal Virgins did, generation after generation, in the Roman temple: we can wait, and watch, and pray. And hope, and trust in the great truth of nature: that change is inevitable, and even dark times must have their endings.

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By Patricia Monaghan

Crone’s Corner – Calming with Color – How To

Crone’s Corner –  Calming with Color – How To
Adapted from Sharing Your Heart
by Cait Johnson and Annie B. Bond (Care2 Publishing, 2002)

Colors affect our emotions, our well-being, and our relationships.
We’ll tell you which colors will create more calm, serenity, and
relaxation in your home, and a few ways to bring them in. After all, a
peaceful home atmosphere can help you to keep the flame of Valentine’s
Day romance glowing now that the roses have faded, and will add to your
everyday well-being like nothing else!

If you don’t want to paint the walls with these colors, try introducing
them in the form of area rugs, toss pillows, candles, artwork,
photography, or other decorative accents.

Relaxing Colors

*Green – Nature’s color, calming and gently energizing at the same time.
Green is a harmonizing and balancing color for those in need of
refreshment. Think rolling meadows, grass, the freshness of spring and
summer leaves, sage, pine, celery, lettuce. And always remember that
fresh potted plants are a perfect way to bring green into any room.

*Blue – Soothing, meditative, restful, peaceful, spiritual. Lowers blood
pressure. Think cloudless skies, deep waters, sapphire, lapis lazuli,
azure, cerulean.

*Purple – Comfort, protection, spirituality, calm. Think royal purple
velvet, wizard capes, plums, clusters of ripe grapes.

*Lavender or Violet – Healing, calming. Think fields of French lavender
and sweet-scented violets.

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GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast Archives

Spell – A- Day – Rune Meditation for Clearing Energy Flow

 

Spell – A- Day – Rune Meditation for Clearing Energy Flow
Incense of the day: Peony
 
We have all felt the frustration of spells that flop. While it’s possible that a failed spell is just an indication that the universe has another agenda for you, it’s also very possible that there is a hidden obstacle in the energy flow. Issues with confidence and empowerment are among the greatest saboteurs that block energy. The runes of Ken (k), Haegl (h), and Gyfu (g) will be used in a guided imagery to open and uncover disruptions and to balance the chakra energy flow. Visualize Ken over the root chakra. Focus on opening the energies flowing from your root to your crown. Reveal any blockages by positioning Haegl over your root chakra. Visualize this rune uncovering disruptions as its energy flows to your crown. Return Haegl’s flow from the crown to the root, uncovering any “manifestation” blockages. Visualize Gyfu flowing from your root to your crown to balance your chakra energy. Focus on and journal any feelings or perceptions that you encountered. Reprogram any obstacles that were uncovered.
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By: Karen Follett

, Llewellyn and GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast

Heartwings Love Notes 147 Blooming Where You Are Planted

Heartwings Love Notes 147 Blooming Where You Are Planted

Heartwings says, “Being different is sometimes difficult yet it is also a blessing for those who are willing to stand out.”

Once upon a time a lovely patch of petunias grew in a pretty garden. The petunias were happy together. They were proud of their bright pink and purple colors and their sweet smell. They enjoyed their soft, fuzzy stems. A petunia, they thought, must surely be the best of all possible flowers.

One day a bird dropped a sunflower seed into the petunia patch. Finding the soil warm and moist, the seed quickly absorbed some moisture and began to send rootlets into the soil. The petunias weren’t even aware it was there. As it felt the urge to reach for the sun, the sunflower seed sent up a green shoot with two little leaves.

The two little leaves became four, and the stalk grew taller still. It reached harder for the sun, growing up through the petunias until it was a little taller than they were. They noticed it. “What is that doing here?” One remarked. “It’s not like us at all,” said another. “Who invited you?” said a third. “No one,” the sunflower said, smiling her big sunny smile. “I just grew here.”

“Well, you don’t belong,” said a big pink petunia huffily, and all the petunias chattered among themselves about “the stranger” and even “the intruder.” The sunflower simply went on growing and pretty soon she was so far above the petunia patch she couldn’t hear what they were saying. She had the sun for her friend, and as she blossomed, the insects that came to her petals.

The sunflower forgot all about the petunias and they ignored her. One day her seeds ripened and grew heavy. The sunflower began to bow her head and once again she could see the petunias. By then they had grown faded and bedraggled; she felt a bit sad for them. Yet as the birds fed on her seeds, the sunflower rejoiced. “It does not matter,” said her friend the sun, “where you are planted; the important thing is to blossom.”

May you find joy where you are planted and may your blossoming bring joy to others.

Blessings and Best Regards, Tasha Halpert

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Seasons of the Witch

Seasons of the Witch 
 
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St Radegund of the Oats -A saintly sixth-century queen (she married Clotaire, King of the Merovingians, but fled from him after he murdered her brother), her worship replaced that of the earlier grain goddess. The legend goes that while she was fleeing from her husband, she passed a farmer sowing oats and asked him to tell anyone that followed that he had not seen a woman pass since he sowed the oats. In the next few hours, the oats grew so tall that Radegund could hide herself among them and when the farmer delivered his message to the King, he called off the search. (A similar story is told about St Mildburga (Feb 23), St Walburga (Feb 25) and the Virgin Mary.)

People brought oats as offerings to her on her feast day which was celebrated earlier in England, on February 11. St Radegund’s other feast day is August 13, which further confirms her connection with a grain goddess, as this is the date of a great goddess festival, when Artemis, Hecate and later the Virgin Mary were asked to protect the grain as it stood in the fields awaiting harvest.
Berger, Pamela, The Goddess Obscured, Beacon Press 1985

Out with the Shvod -Armenians roust the house guardians out of their lazy beds and into the fields for growing season duties on this day by banging on the walls with sticks and saying, “Out with the Shvod and in with the March.”
Funk and Wagnalls Standard Dictionary of Folklore, Mythology & Legend, Maria Leach, editor, Harper and Row 1984

From GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast Archives – Various Sources: School Of The Seasons 
Remember the ancient ways and keep them sacred!

Lunar Lore

Lunar Lore

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The last moon of February
talks the to fields;

barbed wire casts a shadow.
    ~ Jane Cooper, “Hunger Moon”

From New Moon to the Full, the humidity and moisture
of bodies doth increase; but from the Full

to the New Moon, it descreaseth.

~Ptolemy

…It was a wild, cold, seasonable night of March,
with a pale moon, lying on her back as though
the wind had tilted her . . .
 – Robert Louis Stevenson, “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”

The weather is generally clearer at the full than at the
other ages of the moon; but in winter the frost then is
sometimes more intense.
  – Francis Bacon, “Historia Ventorum”.
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Today Is: Moon Day

Today Is: Moon Day –  Energy: Female Ruler: The Moon – Rules emotions, protection, healing, and women’s mysteries – Use for magick involving the subconscious, healing, emotions, love, spirituality, healing wounds, children, small animals, women’s mysteries, the female side of men, mothers, sisters, female partners, wives, instincts

  • Today’s Magickal Influences: Agriculture, Domestic, Long Life, Medicine, Travels, Visions, Theft
  • Today’s Goddesses: Luna, Selene, Diana, Re, Gaelach, Ida, Artemis [Whom The Greeks Associated With Bast], The Witches, Yemaya, Erzulie, Bast
  • Incense: Myrtle
  • Perfumes: White Poppy, White Rose, Wallflower
  • Color of The Day:   Silver, Grey, White
  • Colors for Tomorrow: Red
  • Lucky Sign:  Monday Is The Lucky Day For The Sign of Cancer
  • Candle: White

Power Animal of the Day: Tiger

The Tiger

Beauty          Focus          Discipline


Strength and beauty combined, this is the great gift of the tiger.  She knows her beauty and wears it well, walking with confidence, every movement a ballet of grace and power. 

The tiger will teach you to love your own body and feel your own strength.  Breathe in tiger energy and you will know the truth, that you are beautiful, just as you are, exactly as you are.  Let confidence fill you as you fully realize your beauty and fill with power.  You are the tiger.

The tiger also brings you the powers of tenacity and discipline, for she  knows what is important to her and stays focused upon it.  Let her fill you with the energy required to follow through on what truly matters to you.   With her tireless energy, you will not let a day go by without surveying what is important to you and making sure that all is well.

Tiger energy is also highly medicinal.  When you are not feeling well, breathe in her healing powers and let them fill you, driving the toxins out of your body.  Over time her strong immune system will infuse you with vibrant health.

Quiet and strong, she will be your companion, resting comfortably in your heart, there to give you courage and strength when you need it most.  Feel her there, now, in your heart. 

You are the tiger.  All is well.

‘May we live in peace without weeping. May our joy outline the lives we touch without ceasing. And may our love fill the world, angel wings tenderly beating.’
 
The Universal Heart Center