THANK YOU and I AM SO SORRY!

I want to thank you to each and everyone of you that participated in the #pinkshirtday or #pinkitforward for me or for whomever you chose to do it for, it really is a great way to raise awarness about Bullying and that it in any form is NEVER ok.

There has been some drama surrounding this in my life of late and I am here to acknowledge it and this will be the last time I am acknowledging the negative, I am choosing to move forward in LOVE AND LIGHT and KINDNESS.
First off let me say I AM TRULY AND HONESTLY VERY VERY SORRY FOR any and all pain and suffering I have cause anyone in the  Pagan and Witchy Community, can I go back and fix it now? No but what I can do is choose to say I am sorry and move forward, will it fix this damage, probably not but at least I can say I did try . I AM NOT IN ANY WAY BLAMELESS in all of this drama and whatever, YES I absolutly have thrown shade, talked shit and ” bullied” people but I am human, does that excuse it and make it right? NO not in any way, BUT for me it was 6 months to a year ago and that was a VERY dark time and YES I acknowledge it, YES I admit it and YES I own my shit, am I proud that I sunk to that level to make my self feel better? NO NOT AT ALL, but for me personally THE PAST IS IN THE PAST, and that is where I am choosing to leave it. Am I here to ” impress” anyone? Hell no, I am here to do me, and that is it.
Have I learned from my mistakes, I THNK I have, will I continue to make mistakes in the future, of course it is part of human nature but I can say very strongly that I have a choice of who I choose to be an active, kind and supportive presence in my life and who I choose to let go of. I CHOOSE to leave the drama and He said She Said bullshit in the past and Learn and Grow as a woman, wife, daughter, witch and mother.
We as human’s don’t do alot of THINKING before we SPEAK it is very easy to let our emotions take over and then when they do we have to live with the consquences of our own emotional choices, as a very dear friend of mine says all the time, WORDS HAVE POWER and that is very very true, seriously let that phrase sink in for a minute… There are several cute memes all over the internet now and yes they are cute, fun, meainingful ect but if you REALLY REALLY look and THINk about the words they are saying they really are pretty powerful. There are several things that can NOT be taken back once they are out in the universe and that if you really think about it is a bitter pill to swallow…THE STONE AFTER IT IS THROWN, THE WORD AFTER IT IS SAID, THE ACTION AFTER IT IS DONE, AND TIME AFTER IT HAS PASSED.
I am going to make a conscious effort to really THINK before I speak from this point forward…THINK..is it TRUE, is it HELPFUL, is it INSPIRING, is it NECESSARY and is it KIND….
Love, Light and Healing to all in the community that I have ” wronged” I AM TRULY SORRY I hope that from this point forward we can all move forward and leave the past in the past.

Nameste and Blessed Be

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Trust Yourself First and Formost

 

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When you are coming into this journey of Paganism or Witchcraft or whatever your path may entail as a ” newbie” my advice is READ, READ, READ, READ and when you think your brain may explode, READ some more, LOL!

The reason I say this is that in this day  of being in the Technology Age we have a HUGE advantage over witches from many many years ago, but with that you must remember that despite how cheesy it sounds ” KNOWLEDGE IS POWER, Words are powerful things and that is why it is called SPELLING”

Once your words are  released out into the cosmos or universe you can never take them back and that in and of itself is kind of mind boggling, at least to me….It makes me believe in Karma, the 3fold Wiccan law, or whatever you in your soul and journey want to call it. Whatever you put out into the universe you will get back be it good or bad.

Everyone coming into any new spiritual path is usually overwhelmed and wants to seek advice, and in this age of Facebook, Youtube, Skype, ect that is all well and good but ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS trust yourself and your intuition ( that lil voice in your head or soul) FIRST AND FORMOST , if something or someone doesn’t resonate or sound or feel right to you then most likely for YOU it isn’t right and you should just continue seeking and gathering and reading.

Magick is a very complex and very real art, but you really need to think long and hard before attempting it, I have been on this path for 30 yrs now and I didn’t even THINK to attempt my first actual spell until probably 8-10 yrs into it, and for most taht is not the norm but honestly for me FEAR won out, I was very KNOWLEDGABLE but still very scared of the ” what if’s ” .

I really like the OLD WAYS of Magick, where you don’t need tools, which don’t get me wrong , all the tools, bells, whistles ect are all fun and fine and dandy and yes they work and help your magick BUT still are not really needed, the only 3 things you TRULY need to make any spell, manifestion, ect work are Your INTENTION, Your HEART, and Your HANDS.  Remember back in the 1500’s they didn’t have colored candles, they didn’t have athemes, they didn’t have crystals, books, ect and they couldn’t just go out in nature on any given day and conjour their spells, or manifest their desires because they would get burned…. There are advantages to being a witch today and yet there are also disadvantages as well…

I guess my advice to all the amazing and wonderful newbie witches coming into this path be it young, old, man, woman or child, READ, READ, READ, ALWAYS TRUST YOURSELF FIRST AND NEVER FORGET THE MOST POWERFUL MAGICK ALREADY LIES WITHIN YOU, IT IS CALLED INTENTION AND INTUITION!

Blessed Be! xoxo!

 

What is a ” Book of Shadows”

In order to answer this properly I have broken this subject down into several other questions that I did answer on a video that my good friend Amythest posted on her YT channel and so I will put the video questions into writing to make it easier ( and since I think I may come across better on paper vs video, lol) BUT for those of you that want to see the video as well here is the link to my video, lol  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnASyPEp9AY

Now to me personally a Book Of Shadows or Grimore or Book of Light or Mirrors or whatever you personally call your sacred book for your path and practice of the craft. But for me it is called a BOOK OF SHADOWS and to me it is a vital part of me and an extention of me and my thoughts, my dreams, spells, magickal works that I can use in my practice to help me grow and expand.

What does my Book of Shadows mean to me? Well it encompasses my 30 yrs of my sacred journey and walk with the God and Goddess, it is to me much more than a diary, it is every triumph, every disaster, every stumble, every celebration, every magickal question, every twist , turn and change I have made in my yrs. It to me is an extention of my soul.

Some of my favorite things to put into my personal Book of Shadows is since I identify as a Eclectic Rainbow witch it is indeed VERY colorful. I love to make my entries as colorful and imbued with as much love and magicakal properties as I can, how do I do that? Well for me I have a special set of paints, markers, colored pencils and crayons I ONLY use for my Book. I love to add spells that I have made special paintings to write my spells on and they go right into my book.

Do I let anyone read my Book of Shadows? NO! Now that being said I do not mind showing off my book(s) on camera, on video, ect but I NEVER share my spells the spell portion of my BOS is NOT for others eyes.

Do I have more than one book? Well yes I do, I currently have 3 one is a 3 ring binder that I use for all the massive wealth of ever changing info that I couldn’t possibly write down ( thank goodness we live in a computer era for this reason lol) like HERBS, CRYSTALS, PANTHEONS OF DEITIES, ECT and then I have my current Spell Book and I also have a pocket BOS that is in my purse along with a small travel altar because for me I do NOT stop being a witch when I walk out my door. But Istill have all of my spell books that I have used over my years and I still will ocassionally reference them or add some of my old info into my new one to refresh my path.Derrie's Current BOS's 2015