Why it’s Crucial for Women to Heal the Mother Wound

EXCERPT:

Simply put, if a daughter internalizes her mother’s unconscious beliefs (which is some subtle form of “I’m not good enough”) then she has her mother’s approval but has in some way betrayed herself and her potential.

However, if she doesn’t internalize her mother’s unconscious beliefs in her own limitations but rather affirms her own power and potential, she is aware that her mother may unconsciously see this as a personal rejection.

The daughter doesn’t want to risk losing her mother’s love and approval,  so internalizing these limiting, unconscious beliefs is a form of loyalty and emotional survival for the daughter.

Source: Why it’s Crucial for Women to Heal the Mother Wound

I was never one for history class.

Source: I was never one for history class.

Healing our Wounds with Gold.

Beautiful thoughts, beautiful words… more than well-worth reading.

The Power Within

“When the Japanese mend broken objects, they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold. They believe that when something’s suffered damage and has a history it becomes more beautiful” Billie Mobayed

By N.B. Cardoso

The Japanese have an amazing ancient practice called Kintsugi, which means “golden joinery,” is all about turning ugly breaks into beautiful fixes.

I did not lose myselfThe story of Kintsugi may have begun in the late 15th century, when the shogun Ashikaga Yoshimasa sent a damaged Chinese tea bowl back to China to be fixed. It returned held together with ugly metal staples, ugly to the sight and unusable. Disgusted, he set out to find a better, more aesthetically pleasing way to repair broken pottery. It launched Japanese craftsmen on a quest for a new form of repair that could make a broken piece look as good as new, or better. The belief is that the object…

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The Last of the Granny Witches”. . . Send out your magic. Don’t be the last of your kind. We are the daughters of the Celts and the offspring of Druids and medieval mavens and the natives of the old world craft. And yes, God knows your name. Tell your tales and bewitch history, just like the mother mountains with her ages of charm and mystery, where peaches have never grown.”

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Thoroughly enjoyable, and so well worth your time.

Source: The Last of the Granny Witches

 

to the SoulSick of ALL types… I’m still standing… WE’RE still standing…

A new day.

the battle is real

One step at a time.

own your power choose

I am blessed, I am lucky.

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Today, I am still here to speak for those who are gone, both recent and not.

alright

My brain is working, my heart is full, my soul is powerful.

fearless

I honor LIFE and LOVE more than the SoulSick honor death and hate.

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“…and if I die before I wake, I pray that God/dess my Soul doth take.”

When that DOES eventually occur, and it WILL, yes it WILL, as it is part of the Beautiful Cycle of Life in which I believe, I hope I shall be allowed to carry my passions with me, and to unfurl a great banner beside the well-worn path near that sweetwater pond which lies beneath the largest willow tree on the far side of the Rainbow Bridge, where our Companions patiently await us.

I shall remain there, awaiting my friends, my family, my Tribe, my CLAN, as long as I am permitted.

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And afterward?

Look over your shoulders, those of you who are SoulSick, those who kill for the sake of death, those who hate for the sake of hatred, those who believe that GOD/DESS requires the murder and death of innocents/innocence as acts of devotion and praise.  Feel those prickles on your scalp?  The hairs on the backs of your necks standing up?  The feeling you are being watched, and when you turn, there’s nothing there but the wind?  Your own blood running cold, and you can’t shake it and you don’t know why?  It’s not over, not by a long-shot.

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Those of us you hate(d) because we were/are not exactly like YOU… those of us you thought you disposed of forever, those whose worldly blood you spilled, in which you rejoiced and danced for your own shallow, selfish, earthly “advantage”… only the shells of our Earthly bodies are done and gone.  We DO live on.

I will be ready — WE will be ready — and you’ll never know what hit you.

You shall NOT pass.

You-shall-not-pass-Gandalf

SO MOTE IT BE.

6 Types of Emotional Abuse by Narcissistic Parents

Quote Challenge – #2 of 3

Two days ago, I was nominated by – Candlelight & Bubblebathshttps://candlelightandbubblebaths.wordpress.com/ – to participate in the Quote Challenge.  This means that every day for three (3) days I am to post a quote I like.  On each of my posts, I am to tag three fellow bloggers, who are nominated to take part in the challenge.  I hope all those whom I tag will choose to participate as well.

Here is a link to the post which nominated me:
https://candlelightandbubblebaths.wordpress.com/2015/09/13/quote-challenge-day-one/

And so, without further ado, here is my “Quote of the Day #2” ~

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I offer this counsel to those going through change: losses, difficult times, and any type of “new developments” which they need support to handle.

I know, I know… most of us don’t like change… we fear change… change hurts… change is scary… but everything changes.  Nothing can be static in life.  Life is one big cycle/Circle, always moving forward whether we like it or not.

Sure, changes can feel as overwhelming as plunging your body into an icy sea (remember, some people do that for funbrrr!)… expanding or decreasing your family… leaving one career for another… starting a new life in a new location… making money or losing money… and so much more.

Trust your instincts, and then step off into the Great Abyss.  Work with what you’ve got.  You feel like you’re drowning in that rip-tide?  Float.  Breathe.  Swim parallel to the shore.  Think outside the box.  Don’t let your fears take the enjoyment out of life.  Don’t paralyze yourself.  You are better than that.

I am now nominating the following three bloggers to participate in the Quote of the Day Challenge:

http://witchschamber.blogspot.com/Tess @ The Witch’s Chamber

https://craftycollegewitches.wordpress.com/Crafty College Witches

https://redtentmovie.wordpress.com/Isadora @ The Red Tent Movie

~ Namaste

Quote Challenge – Day One (1) of Three (3)

I have been nominated by – Candlelight & Bubblebathshttps://candlelightandbubblebaths.wordpress.com/ – to participate in the Quote Challenge.  This means that every day for three (3) days I am to post a quote I like.  On each of my posts, I am to tag three fellow bloggers, who are nominated to take part in the challenge.  I hope all those whom I tag will choose to participate as well.

Here is a link to the post which nominated me:
https://candlelightandbubblebaths.wordpress.com/2015/09/13/quote-challenge-day-one/

And so, without further ado, here is my “Quote of the Day #1” ~

do what you can

My life is so full of demands right now, with little time to relax/take care of myself.  When my energy stores ebb, I find I become tired, sad, frustrated, distracted and “resigned” to failure.  It is hard to remind myself that I do make a difference, that everyone can do something for those in need, that a single penny donated to charity by a poor person is worth more than thousands of dollars from a millionaire.  My energy is precious, priceless and unique.  The more I give with a full heart, the more joy I will find and the more of a difference I will make, as long as I pay attention and take it one slow step at a time.

I nominate the following bloggers:

https://thepurplebroom.wordpress.com/The Purple Broom
http://autumnearthsong.com/My Moonlight Path
https://dravite.wordpress.com/Dravite’s Books and Cauldron

– Namaste.

Stop the Witch Hunt

https://www.change.org/p/escambia-county-sherrif-s-office-stop-the-witch-hunt?recruiter=311288225&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=autopublish&utm_term=mob-xs-no_src-reason_msg

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/sheriff-ritualistic-killings-tied-blue-moon-32892369

“. . . . Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan said Tuesday that authorities had identified a person of interest in the deaths of Voncile Smith, 77, Richard Smith, 49, and John Smith, 47.  All three victims were struck multiple times with a claw hammer and their throats were slit. Richard Smith was also shot in his right ear. . . . Morgan said the initial investigation pointed toward some kind of “ritualistic killing”.”

*sigh*

I’ll be 60 years old in 2016, and I’ve been a practicing Wiccan/Pagan (Witch) since my early teens. Never once have I been taught to murder as part of our rituals, never once have I seen a murder within or resulting from a Wiccan/Pagan ritual.

Murderers (and other criminals) come in all shapes and sizes, of all faiths and no faith; however, just because a murderer may practice XYZ faith does not mean that the XYZ faith requires or encourages murder as part of its doctrine.

History shows us full-scale atrocities (genocide) and single acts of violence performed in the name of religion – the ancient Crusades (i.e., military campaigns sanctioned by the Roman Catholic Church to regain “the Holy Land”), the Medieval Inquisition (i.e., that same Church having charged persons of authority with suppressing “heresy”), the banning, torturing and execution of (early) Christians by the Romans, the mass killing of Jews in Europe in 1348-49 (because it was suspected they had “poisoned” the water, thus leading to the bubonic plague), human sacrifices performed in Buddhist Burma in the 1850s, killings “for Islam” by modern terrorists against those of all faiths — including other Muslims! — whom they declare are not “Muslim” enough, Hindus against Muslims in India, civil war and killings in the name of Christianity (Ireland’s Protestants vs. Catholics), and recent deadly “witch-hunting” and “albino” killings in Africa –all are equally bad. They deprive innocent humans of their right to live.

Once Christianity was legalized, Pagan temples were destroyed by Christian mobs, and Pagan priests were slain. Between 315 and the 6th century, thousands of pagan believers were killed.  Examples of destroyed Temples: the Sanctuary of Aesculap in Aegaea, the Temple of Aphrodite in Golgatha, Aphaka in Lebanon, the Heliopolis. Christian priests – such as Mark of Arethusa and Cyrill of Heliopolis – became famously known as “temple destroyer(s).” Pagan services became punishable by death in 356. (K.Deschner, Abermals krhte der Hahn, Stuttgart 1962.)

During the Crusades initiated by Pope Urban II, in the year 1099, it is recorded historically that the city of Jerusalem was conquered with more than 60,000 victims – Muslims and Jews, whole families including children. The archbishop of Tyre was an eyewitness. He wrote: “It was impossible to look upon the vast numbers of the slain without horror; everywhere lay fragments of human bodies, and the very ground was covered with the blood of the slain. It was not alone the spectacle of headless bodies and mutilated limbs strewn in all directions that roused the horror of all who looked upon them. Still more dreadful was it to gaze upon the victors themselves, dripping with blood from head to foot, an ominous sight which brought terror to all who met them. It is reported that within the Temple enclosure alone about ten thousand infidels perished.”

By the 1860s, “in Hawai’i the Reverend Rufus Anderson surveyed the carnage that by then had reduced those islands’ native population by 90 percent or more, and he declined to see it as tragedy; the expected total die-off of the Hawaiian population was only natural, this missionary said, somewhat equivalent to ‘the amputation of diseased members of the body’.” (D.Stannard, American Holocaust, Oxford University Press 1992.)

In more modern times, New England Puritans/Christians, refugees themselves from persecution, massacred Native North Americans.  Spaniards (the Conquistadors) murdered Native South Americans. (Please, let’s not even get started on Adolf Hitler [Godwin’s Rule of Nazi Analogies].)

Even more modern?  OK, how about Josef Fritzl – the “Monster of Amsterdam” – who kept his own daughter in a hidden portion of his basement for 24 years, where he raped her and had children by her? From 1984 to 2008, while this was ongoing, he held himself out to be a devout Roman Catholic.  Was he, though, really?  I’d have to ask a Roman Catholic, to see what he or she would say.

John Floyd Thomas Jr. – described as friendly and religious, and who was known for sending e-mails containing Scriptures, often talked about adhering to his Christian faith. He was linked to two murders of older women in the 1970s.  Authorities have DNA evidence linking him to six slayings and believe he could be responsible for up to 30. He raped and killed older women during two cycles: in the 1970s in Los Angeles and in the 1980s and earned himself the nickname “The Westside Rapist.”  He was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for 7 murders that were committed in these 2 waves of killings and sexual assaults.  Did he rape and kill BECAUSE he was a Christian? No, he raped and killed in SPITE of the “fact” that he purported to be a Christian.

Is all of Christianity, Islam, Judaism, etc. supposed to be judged by these evil people and these horrendous events? When today’s Christians, etc. are confronted with such negative history, they try their best to speedily and clearly distance themselves from such inexplicable and disgusting violence/genocide.  (Let’s not even begin to discuss the allegations of Church/clergy sexual abuse, which is for another time, and another entry.)

If this criminal – the murderer of the innocent Smith family in Pensacola, Florida in late July 2015 – turns out to profess he/she is a Wiccan/Pagan, I will distance myself from him/her just as quickly and succinctly as my friends of other religions do from the all the above-mentioned criminals and past history, and I will repeat loud, long and hard that my Wiccan/Pagan faith stands firm against murder, and all acts as heinous as these.

So mote it be.

Keep Stiching… (reblogged)



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