Thanks again to all challenge entrants! I’ve finally got the time to sit down and give each entry here the attention it deserves- apologies it took me a while to respond!
@Phoenix_Fire Look at those pretty cards- I particularly love the colors and imagery from the first deck! I think it is a really neat idea to combine the decks in your readings, along with your crystal work and magick of the day. Well done!
@crystal5 You live in a truly amazing place, Crystal- those photos are breathtaking! And lovely work with your Root Chakra, that is a perfect one to explore for an earth-based challenge. The garnets are so cool! Also, your very own “mini mountain” made me smile- I love the idea of making your own sacred mountain As for attuning your crystals, I don’t think there’s a set period- I’d check in with your crystals to assess their energy and attune as needed. As for a good time, the full moon is excellent for charging and cleansing crystals!
@Amaris_Bane That sunset is stunning- the colors look otherworldly!
@stavroula You did it!!! Ahhhh I squealed when I saw the pictures- Mt Olympus is so amazing to see! I cannot put into words just how cool it is that you were able to go and explore there- I very well might take you up on your (extremely kind! ) offer- it’s a dream goal to see the Mountain with my own eyes someday!!
@Martje This is awesome, Martje!!! I know you were a bit unsure at first about what to do due to the flat terrain, but you went above and beyond with the challenge and it sounds like you were truly able to connect with the earth around you- and such beautiful nature it is! Although the most beautiful picture is the one of you- you look so relaxed and at peace in your special spot I’m really happy you had such a lovely outing and powerful experience- and that you were able to share your joy with the butterflies, gnomes, and beautiful scenery all around you. Thank you so much for sharing! That was a real honor to read about
@Siofra_Strega Hooray for barefeet time! And that’s really sweet of your husband- it sounds like you have a secret mountain of your own. That’s very special on an island space like the Cape!
@Ostara I’m sorry to hear about his truck breaking down, but what a neat gift from your husband! And I think that is brilliant to use the wood in a past life spell, from looking at its associations, that seems like a very clever way to put it to use! I’d love to hear how it’s been working for you so far!
@Amethyst That is one impressive bridge- I can see why it has earned it’s on special day! Although I’m not sure about catapulting off it though- sounds scary! We used to bridge jump as kids, but the “bridges” were tiny little things. Even that is scary though, I can’t imagine flying off such a big bridge! Thank you so much for sharing your love for the mountains, your home, and also the pictures too- it makes me feel like I’m in the beautiful mountains!
@Kasandra Bravo, Kasandra! Thank you for all the love and care you put into making this ritual- I can see why it was a lot of work to put together! The details are really lovely and the chant is dovahzul is amazing- you’re making me want to learn how to speak it too haha! Beautiful work- this was a blessing to see!
@katnabis A meditation is always a great entry to a challenge- thanks so much for joining in to explore this theme, Kat! I know you worked so hard last week, I hope the meditation was soothing and relaxing for you It sounds like you were able to revisit a really lovely place. Please keep resting out- I hope you give that bug the boot and feel much better asap!
@Jem1 Hooray for a mountain tarot spread! That is a very creative idea and goodness knows we can never have enough tarot spreads- I love it, thanks Jem!
@Wysteria_Norn You put your passion and love into this entry, and you did such a great job of exploring the power and potential of the mountains! Reading your words (and seeing those gorgeous pics) made me feel such an appreciation for the mountains and all they offer. Really beautiful, Wysteria- thank you!
@Reiko Despite not living near the mountains, you did wonderfully reaching out to connect with their energy, Reiko- congrats to you! Everest is a truly sacred place- just as beautiful as she is powerful and dangerous. Thank you so much for sharing your respect and love for the mountain. And granny magic is such a cool thing to explore! Wishing you all the best with your continued studies- if you find interesting things, please feel free to share them!
@Sarall Staying safe in the heat always takes priority- you are really blessed to have not one, but two beautiful mountain ranges close by! They will be there for you to explore whenever the situation is right (and hopefully much cooler!) And look at all your beautiful crystals- all your treasures are awesome, and I love that little mushroom! Sounds like the Gem faire will be back before you know it- I hope you have a blast! Go find yourself some more treasures to add to your amazing collection!
@Marsha The mountains are a part of you, Marsha- you will carry their beautiful and might in your heart for as long as you live Thank you so much for sharing that powerful experience- I haven’t been to the top of too many mountains, but reading this made me feel like I was standing on top of the world! Really lovely- thank you!
@Mistella Trying to meditate on the 4th of July is like playing on “extreme difficulty mode” haha- good for you for overcoming that! It sounds like you were able to find a lovely moment for your practice despite the holiday craziness- that’s quite an achievement! Your altar is gorgeous and those pictures! Oh, Mistella- I could get lost in those stunning views! You live in such a blessed place I did snort when I read about the goats though- as someone who lived on a goat farm, I have no doubt they enjoy trying to yeet hikers off the edge Naughty goats!
@Torista This was beautiful to read, Torista- thank you so much for sharing about these special words from Judaism As someone who doesn’t know very much about Judaisim, it is always a privilege to learn more and appreciate the shared love for something across religions- the mountains and magic (even if its perceived in various ways) truly call to us all, across traditions, cultures, and religions
@AileyGrey Were you able to get your internet back yet, Ailey? I’m praying the new modem comes asap- it is tough to be without internet! Despite the difficulties in connection, thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with the mountains and earth- I can tell it is a sacred space for you, and I think it is so wonderful that you are sharing that love with your children And gorgeous pictures! You all look like you had so much fun on your adventure!
@chaitea43 Congrats on the switch to remote work- soon you’ll be free to follow your heart and can return to the mountains (or explore new mountains) that call to you! Thank you so much for sharing and that really lovely picture too- I know you’ll be back in the mountains you love before you know it