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Day 8: Snow Prayer for Yule                              
Patti Wigington
From Patti Wigington, your Guide to Paganism /Wicca                                                                           
There’s a lot to be said for the beauty of snow. Welcome the white stuff with a prayer reminding us of why we love it.
 

Snow Prayer                            

Depending on where you live, you may be seeing snowfall long before Yule arrives. Take a moment to appreciate its beauty, both as it falls and once it covers the ground.


From the reaches of the north,

a place of cold blue beauty,

comes to us the first winter storm.

Wind whipping, flakes flying,

the snow has fallen upon the earth,

keeping us close, keeping us together,

wrapped up as everything sleeps

beneath a blanket of white.

Additional Reading                            

You may at some point in the Yule season find yourself stuck inside — after all, if too much of the white stuff comes down, it’s hard to get anywhere! Stock up on reading material, and turn being snowbound into a family treat with Ten Great Books for Yule.
Tomorrow: A Prayer to the Old Gods                            

                                        This email is written by:                                                                      Patti Wigington                                                          Paganism / Wicca Guide                                        

Good Morning, dear friends!

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Good Morning, my luvs! How are you doing on this fine, wonderful Saturday morning? I have been a very busy bee this morning. I hope I didn’t throw any of you into shock by being up this early. I actually don’t remember what time I did get up this morning. I know I laid down in the floor and was going to astral project. The next thing, I knew Kiki was barking like a wild animal. I believe that was around 3:45. She was doing her “there is a prowler bark.”  And to tell you the truth, I really didn’t give a damn. It was 16 degrees and snowing like the devil. If someone wants to prowl then, I hope he freezes his you-know-what’s off, lol! Since I fell asleep during my astral projection, I didn’t get to call my Dragon friend to protect my property. But I did get to bless the house on the inside. It was spitting snow when I started outside. I politely shut the door and said the heck with that. I can do the blessing on the inside but it just take so much longer. Sprinkling salt here and there, behind the beds’ headboard, under the two ton cabinets and so on. It is just much simpler to go outside and make a straight line around the house. Am I lazy or what?

But enough with that, I did wake up to a beautiful scenery this morning. This is the first real snowfall we have had this winter. It was beautiful. I pulled h blinds up and it took my breath. Kiki was on the bed and she jumped up and down and did circles. She loves the snow. When we had the ice storm about four years ago, we had about 10 inches of snow plus the ice. We had no power or nothing and I was bored silly. So I finally got the front door open and Kiki was jumping up and down. I got my snow boots on and bundle up real good. I opened the door and before I could get outside, Kiki was out like a bullet. She popped in the snow and you couldn’t even see her. It was hilarious. She is a tiny thing and only weighs 5 lbs. so you can imagine how big she is. The only way you could tell where she was at, was by the snow shaking. I dug the little poop head out and stuck her back in the house to warm up. Then I made a trail with my boots and let her out. She stayed right in the trail I had made for her. I would take little dabs of snow and throw them up in the air. They would land on her and she would get some of the snow in her mouth and ate it. But we both had a good time. Now that I have lights, a computer, TV and everything is normal, I look outside and go, “Oh, its beautiful but I bet it is cold as Hades out there, lol!”

Well I have talked your ear off enough. When I am about half asleep, I tend to talk a lot (if you haven’t noticed!). Time to get busy and get everything done. I hope you have a wonderful and relaxing Saturday.

Luv & Hugs,

Lady A