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Monday, May 16, 2011

Monday Medley--Deploy the Bumbershoots

The merry month of May is not so merry. April showers bring May...showers! We are certainly not as bad off as the folks dealing with the Mississippi River. But the gardens are definitely a bit worse for wear here. The weeds are flourishing, bless their little roots!  The weekend was too soggy for yard work and my husband was bemoaning the fact that the golf course was a no-go. And today is no better, with rain in the forecast all week. At least it's not snow!

I survived the scary movie, barely. "Paranormal Activity 2" was spooky and disturbing. If you like "realistic"  ghost stories, this one is pretty good. Slow to start, but definitely picked up speed. I only made my husband stop it once for a short break to recover from one particular hideous scene. Give it a mean screening!

Scene From Paranormal Activity 2
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As we begin a new week, with all kinds of things to do, places to go, the Full Moon and sundry tasks I wanted to share something I am meditating on. Sometimes we get caught up in our mundane lives and our magickal lives don't receive the fullness of our attention. Has this happened to you? Too busy or otherwise occupied to cast a spell, write up a new ritual or just working within a magickal context. Sometimes feelings of inadequacy keeps us from working magick. For whatever reasons, there are times you think you just can't do it. I have been reading a book recommended by Aine over at The Deepest Well blog called "The Goodly Spell Book Olde Spells For Modern Problems" by Dixie Deerman and Steven Rasmussen (published by Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. New York NY, copyright 2005). In the chapter titled "Trust Your Magical Instincts" there is a wonderful paragraph that struck a chord with me. Maybe it will do the same for someone else.

"Trust yourself to be able to work magic.  If you ever feel inadequate to the task, banish the thought. Remind yourself that you have innate magical talents and myriad protective and spiritual instincts waiting to be tapped and sharpened."  (page 53, The Goodly Spell Book)

Keep this in mind, think about it and remember it. Don't doubt yourself. It's a goodly thing.


Jessie said...

That's a lovely word,'goodly'. It sounds so centred and comforting. We can ask the universe for magic and it will come. :)xx

Magic Love Crow said...

Hi Robin, we are getting so much rain too! And, for us, it's suppose to last till sunday! I was told from another friend, it's suppose to rain all May! Like you said, my poor gardens! I love the book you recommended and the quote from it, is fantastic! I think I am going to have to purchase it ;o) Take Care ;o)

Anonymous said...

Not a movie for me then :-) I can´t see anything like that without getting nightmares for weeks after :-) :-)

We´ve been spoiled this April and beginning of May over here, so I won´t complain now when the weather turns to more normal here. Some sun, some clouds and some rain :-)

Have a great day now!

Lady Caer Morganna said...

It is supposed to rain and storm all week long into the weekend here as well.

Sounds like a great book and movie! Will definately have to check them out - thanks for sharing!!!



Róisín said...

Aw, sorry to hear about all your rain. I'm sure summer will visit you soon! Also, thanks for the words of wisdom, 'tis a wonderful little mantra to keep in mind. Anyway, hope you are well my friend,

Roisin x

Jeanne said...

I have a copy of this book and I love it!

I hope your weather becomes more seasonable soon!