What put Spells8 on the radar for me was looking for a way to honoring my guiding deity Aphrodite. Once I found the devotional for her on this sight, it just felt ‘right’ and since then its become a go to for meditating and giving thanks in her name. Beyond my room though I’ve had the chance to meditate with the devotional in two absolutely stunning locations.
The first was near the beginning of Virgo season and for some strange reason I did what I never do. I went… on a hike. It honestly was strange I’d pass by the park a few times and noted a trail that I wanted to check out, but one day returning home I was drawn to a different area of the park. It was actually the area where the mini golf course was. I wanted to treat myself to mini-golf, but due to the pandemic there was a whole time reservation deal going on that I didn’t want to bother with. Instead of getting dejected and leaving, I was drawn to the lake nearby and just decided to walk around it. Now I love the water and this made me incredibly happy, but what I wasn’t expecting was that on the other side of the lake I would find a trail and just felt called to walk. Without knowing the path or how long it was, to just walk and enjoy. Which, as a Virgo, haha, wanting to have control and know all the answers have been a hard stereotype to shake. It was absolutely worth it though, the sounds of nature, the views, the excitement of not knowing, the realization that I could push through more than I thought I was capable of. It was all jam packed into that little walk which led me to a cliffside over a highway, but across the way was nothing but the tree tops and the sky and in that moment I knew I wanted to give thanks. Cue the devotional! That trek ended in me finding a new Italian restaurant to try, got myself some grilled octopus and the most delectable chopped clam and garlic pizza.
The second actually happened last night. My job had brought me to a town that was next to a beach. At first I thought it was just a pier alongside a river, but after walking closer and looking on my phone it was indeed a beach. And then with all the safe Speed Racer energy I could muster I found the nearest 7-Eleven and bought two extra large Big Gulp cups. Just. The. Cups. I got a strange look from the cashier at first, but with the way he shrugged I figure he’s seen worse. Heading back to the beach I’m happily trotting along and I fill one cup up with sand. The other was meant for collecting water under the light of the full moon, which I did, but that came after realizing a lot of fish were beached and some were still alive. So after maybe 15 minutes of listening and searching for flopping fish and some wet shoes later; I finally collect my water, get barefoot, stand in the water and you guessed it, cue the devotional.
I’m honestly glad that I could just be present and have to ability to be in and connect with nature, Aphrodite, and the Universe in that way. And Spells8 has played a big part in that. Looking forward to hearing about others meditation experiences in memorable locales!!!
Pics from the first experience