@debra2 please don’t feel like you need to have a different deck each month. I only use the ones that I currently own. I just happen to have a few of each. It’s completely up to you, but the Light Seer’s deck is a gorgeous deck, so if that’s what you use for March or any other deck, that is just fine by us. I’m very happy that you enjoy that post as much as I do. I have several that I do on a daily basis, one when I hear, see, or say something that is a good affirmation or saying. I also do the Tending Brighid’s Flame, I don’t know if you work with Her or not.
On Tuesdays I do the rune posts & update the Runes Information. I don’t know if you are interested in those.
If there is anything you would like to see more of or something made into a challenge, feel free to let us know! We like to know what others like about the forum.
@Siofra_Strega it is okay, I own 5 different decks and was thinking of using The Modern Witch Tarot Dect by Lisa Sterle.
I do know that you tend to Brighid’s Flame and I enjoy those. I’m starting to get more interested in the Runes and I’m glad to see that you are doing the Runes Information and will be looking into following that.
So far I do like to follow along with certain things to see what I am truly interested in. So far I like using the Pendulum and Tarot Decks. I use an Angel Oracle Deck every day to see what Angels have to say to me. And the challenge on Sigils and Symbols really attracted me.
I know I have much learning to do and also to finish some of the Lessons still to finish. I haven’t quite figured out which of the Goddesses I want to work with the most, so I am still trying to figure that out. Thanks for your advice Krissie, much appreciated.
I’m glad it went well and that your husband is there helping to support you with big hugs I know the feeling about wanting to shut out the world when things pile up, but my problem is that my mind does not like to turn off haha I’ve been trying to go back to some of the things they taught us at the temple (about clearing the mind) and it’s tough, but every now and then it clicks and works well
I hope you’re able to discover strategies and things that help you and work for your mindspace, Siofra!
Big yay- that’s exciting! Always nice to have new, clean windows
You’re very welcome, Debra! So many crystals indeed- it was almost overwhelming how big the museum’s collection was! It made me realize that there sure are a lot of types of crystals and stones out there in the big world
@TheTravelWitch_Bry we have actually been working on a “toolbox” or “list” of sorts of things that make me smile or feel happy/calm. Now I have to make it into an actual list & then try to use those strategies when the negativity or dark cloud is too heavy for me. My body’s new reaction in the afternoons or early evenings is to just take a nap wherever I am & that’s how I shut out the world. My body just shuts down.
So that’s something that I am working on today, making a list of all the things I’ve found that help with the negative thought cycle. Journaling is now done later in the day or if I think of something really important that I don’t think I’ll remember. Of course, my mind goes to things like… how can I decorate the list to make it match my room or wherever I decide to put it. So then I want to go find my Cricut stuff to make a list all fancy & pretty
As much as my husband is a wonderful support system , I am starting to feel like… it’s been months, he needs a break. He says he’s fine & always here to listen or whatever I need from him, but after so many months, you can’t tell me it isn’t weighing on him. This is a lot for me, never mind for him plus he has worked every day & he works so hard with long hours & comes home & is just exhausted physically from it. Still manages to make dinner though every night. (I wish my hands were better so I could do it sometimes. I used to love to cook, but I can’t cut things safely anymore & that’s enough of that) So sometimes I wait longer than I should talk to him.
I just want to make sure he gets rest because he gets up so early. So I had him take tomorrow off. He has 1 appointment, but the rest of the day it’s just him & I. So we can hang out together for a little while before Peanut comes home from school & my son gets home from work.
I don’t care about clean windows, I’ll have cat snot on them soon enough from Max pressing his nose up against them. I just want to be able to open the darn things. It’s gotten so that I can’t open them at all and Sally has a hard time too!
@Siofra_Strega, I’m sorry you’re having such a difficult time right now. As always you are in my prayers and I will light a candle for you and your husband too! A day off will do you both the world of good.
Thank you @Amethyst. It is difficult, but I started the Shadow Work with the intention of following through with it. So I also finally got past my stubbornness & reached out for help. I have found my balance with deities & therapy styles & it’s easier to do this way & make sense of what is happening. Complex Grief with Complex PTSD is no joke, but at the time I started the Shadow Work, I had no idea any of this was going to happen & then it was time for help. I’m doing much better now. So no need to worry, I’m in good hands. My husband is a great support system, but I’m trying to give him a break while he has a long weekend this week. (His turn for an appointment!). I also have a friend that I see every Friday for coffee that I get to unwind with for about an hour.
@Siofra_Strega, I’m sorry for your having a hard time, you are such an inspiration for all that you do. I didn’t know that you were living with PTSD and Complex Grief, I do pray that things get easier for you and your family. It’s good to know that things are getting a little easier and your friend is a great help for you. May the Universe be with you.
Thank you both. I am doing much better now than I was a month ago. I have a couple of close friends that I reach out to when I need to & my husband & I can text my psychiatrist any time I have an issue.
Amethyst you do deserve the recognition I am always super thrilled to know you as a person who always gives love to me when I feel my worst and best!
Debra- You remind me of my aunti who never forgets a birthday thank you so much for your blessings all over the coven.
Christine you always give me some love thank you for being so generous and sharing your kindness!
@Siofra_Strega It sounds like your toolbox, support system, and overall strategies are really helping you out- I am so happy for you, Siofra! And I’m glad to hear you are during better now too. You’ve got lots of people who love and care for you and I can tell you’re putting a lot of mindfulness into taking good care of yourself too- be proud of yourself, Siofra! You’ve come a long way on your journey of healing
@Amethyst Oh Max and his cat snot I’m sure he’s just helping you decorate… in his own way No fun to have stuck windows though, hopefully the new ones will open up easily and you’ll have quick access to fresh incoming air whenever you’d like!