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All of my rituals are simple, easy and always effective. The advantage of always having been Pagan, from a Pagan clan with over a thousand years together, is that everything has been honed down to the issuance of power energy - in most of my rituals, that power surge comes from a wink, or tapping my staff on the ground.. (like Nanny McPhee) Snapping fingers works, as does stamping a foot. The intent is waiting for issuance, as I go to the place of peace, so when I am there, it is ready.

Firle, the seasons are a little messed up right now, and will continue like that for a while - here in Washington we have had 80 degree weather (26) which is totally unheard of. Both Frog and I think it is way too hot, but we need to get used to it.

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The advantage of always having been Pagan, from a Pagan clan with over a thousand years together


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I think we are in for a lot more differences in our weather than we realize. It's going to take some toughness to go with the changes rather than fighting them. We're all strong enough, however, to do that. As long as you believe in yourself and the beings you call on to assist [sign in to see URL]'ll be fine.

I think I may spend a few moments outside tonight. It's cold, but I can wrap up. .... I think I may spend some time asking a few questions and see if I get some answers I'm looking for. I think tonight is a good time to ask a few [sign in to see URL].

Blessings to all of [sign in to see URL] while it may not be the happiest time, I think if you can reflect on the happy times from this point to the first of the year, it may help.

Queeny, who said you had to be verbal to do any ritual? You can think it, and it holds a good amount of punch. Keep in [sign in to see URL] can converse with Alara, via thoughts, what makes you think she's the only one who can hear your thoughts? emoticon You can still do the ritual, if you [sign in to see URL] do it quietly! and you don't need all the 'trappings' of altar items, for things to work. Those things are merely there to help you focus on what you're [sign in to see URL] do not perform the ritual for you, they do not hold the magic to make the ritual [sign in to see URL] is within [sign in to see URL] see, you CAN do that ritual, just minus a few things! LOL

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Who thinks only the Guides can hear thoughts?? Many beings, both good, and bad, can hear thoughts. So much so, that it is good practice not to think about anything you would not want to talk about.

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We had a great equinox celebration. In my mish mash of tendencies, all the solar holidays are happy transitions into the next phase of the year. This really did feel like the start of fall for us.

Because of squash vine borers this year, we had to buy pumpkins. But it was fun anyway to take Willa. She had a blast.

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I go more for the fairy tale pumpkins while hubby likes the carving ones he got as a kid. We did grow the cushaw in the picture and also all the dried flowers. Our table decorations:

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We had a big seasonal dinner of cushaw risotto, hot cucumber soup and a green salad, finishing with yellow watermelon for desert. Yum!

We also marked the occasion by starting the planting of our fall garden. We started spinach, broccoli, kale, mustard, chard, lettuce, dill, fennel and mache.

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And finally, we made some mock-up raised beds to help us configure the pathway leading to the front door. I had it drawn on paper but wasn't sure how it would look in the yard. We love it!

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The rest of the garden will just be regular rows but this is the entrance both to the house and the main garden. We hope to build the actual boxes in a week or two when the first of the transplants (lettuce) will be ready.

So it was a great fall weekend. We also got to see family and spent a lot of time with the little one. It was our first weekend off in months. We needed it!

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Oh, I love Willa sitting on that pumpkin!

And I like the layout of the raised beds. That looks great. Of course, I also envy you for being able to plant now what are summer crops for me.

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Those squash boring bugs are gross - we had a lot of them in Indiana, that resisted the more usual methods of ridding them. We have since learned other more unusual methods and will see if they work, next year.

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muladzh, we gave up on a fall crop of 'regular' squash because of them. They've devastated 2 years of crops. But we discovered tatume and cushaw are resistant to the little beasties and we have bumper crops of those. We pick the tatume young and use like zucchini. Sometimes the bugs [sign in to see URL] if we don't 'feed' them this season perhaps there won't be so many come spring!
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OH TM! Willa looks adorable on the pumpkins! Gotta just frame that one!
Sorry natures little critters got your fall crop of regular squash. Glad you have some alternatives! emoticon Love that lay [sign in to see URL]'s easier to envision!


Saijen, I did do my own [sign in to see URL] good things came from it. Alara actually told me some [sign in to see URL] got to have a long 'mental' conversation. I told you I felt as though she was not near [sign in to see URL], after she scolded me, she told me she is always near. But her 'energy' I will not always feel.
But we had a nice long conversation about 'things'.....had some answers given and surprisingly she was almost 'straightforward'..usually she's very cryptic. emoticon

Muladzh, I know that all things in the Universe can hear us, hear our thoughts, especially if we are left unguarded and wandering. I try to watch what I think, so as not to have the whole Universe turn into a giant 'gossip' page. emoticon

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Texas, what an adorable pic of Willa in the pumpkin patch!!! I think one of the things my kinds enjoyed the most in the fall was going to the apple orchard for apples, then going back a bit later to pick out their pumpkins for Halloween. They each got to have their own pumpkin and create their own faces for them. I miss those [sign in to see URL] them!!!
I love the raised bed path you have formed up. I think it will look really nice when you get it all done and things growing. Hope you can get some beetles to leave your squash alone next year.

Queeny, I'm very pleased that you did your own ritual. Doesn't it feel so good to do that, rather than someone else's???

Awesome that you and Alara had a nice long talk and that she explained some things to you. I TOLD you she was never far!!! Perhaps she was being straightforward because she knew that's what you needed at that point.



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