Saturday, January 30, 2010

Fighting the Urge to Hibernate

I would like to link to a friends blog post entitled "Are Modern Pagans Outdoor-Phobic?"

Just Another Pagan Blog

I am finding myself fighting this very tendency but I think it is more the time of year than anything.  I leave my school at around 4pm, by this point it is getting dark out (most days are overcast so it is plenty dark out).  I drive home to my empty apartment, take the dogs outside in the shivering cold, fix some supper for one and then spend the rest of the evening cuddled up on the couch surfing online and/or watching tv.  Every week I start off with the good intentions of going for a walk each evening but, each week, I allow myself to be sucked back into the comfort of my couch, a blanket and a cup of hot chocolate.  I find it difficult to get excited about doing anything that forces be out into the cold, be it friends, shopping or ritual.  And frankly, despite Imbolc fast approaching, I don't see winter as ending anytime soon. 

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Heroes in Haiti

On Thursday my Fiance was on one of the two Canadian ships shipped off to provide aid in Haiti.  We had 18 hours notice before he had to be on board and ready to go.  I know that he is going to be vital in that region but I am very worried about what he will have to deal with over there.  I am asking all my readers to send some strength and courage to all those assisting with this disaster.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Stone of the Week: Aqua Aura Quartz

Aqua Aura Quartz is a man made quartz that is created when gold is artificially bonded with the quartz to produce a brilliant blue color.  Aqua Aura Quartz is an excellent stone for increasing psychic abilities and for guarding against psychic attack.  It can be used to help promote peace during meditation and to increase intuition.  Aqua Aura Quartz activates the throat chakra and aids with communication, especially speaking from one's heart.  It is a useful tool for strengthening the effect of any stones with which it is kept.
Physically, Aqua Aura Quartz works to heal and strengthen the throat and thymus gland.  It can aid in reducing stress related issues and boost the immune system.  An excellent stone to carry on a stressful work day, especially during flu season!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Winter Travel Blues

I created a little mojo bag to take with me on my trip to Newfoundland in order to keep travel woes to a minimum.  It worked great on the way over but seems to have worn out before my return flight when bad luck took over with a vengence! Halifax was being battered by its first big storm of the winter and my flight was diverted to Toronto.  After a 45 min wait on baggage, a 30 min wait to get a new flight for the next morning and a 1 1/2 hour wait (in the freezing cold!) for a shuttle, I finally made it to the hotel.  A short time later I met some of the people from my flight at the resteraunt for dinner and an hour and 15 mins later we STILL hadn't gotten any food!  A 4:30 rise saw me to the airport for 5:15, then check in, security and on to the plane.  Where we sat, next to the terminal for an hour to wait for catering.  Catering, for a 2 hour flight!  When I finally made it back to Halifax I discovered that Fiance had taken his car to pick me up instead of his own and, just when I thought my bad luck was over, we break down.   

I really hope the rest of 2010 is nothing like its beginning!