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Poetry and Play

A little peak at my current daily mediation, poetry and play practice

I write each word from my curated monthly list on origami squares at the beginning of the month.

and then pick a fold that is reflective of the season. For me, April means tulips. 🌷

After I pull the prompt and some Oracle cards, I compose a poem. And then usually create an image in Canva and share it to my author account @rachel.l.carlyle

I record the poem in my perpetual seasonal journal and then create the origami offering and place it on my ancestor altar.

In the evening the offerings go into a big crystal bowl for the year.

Not quite sure what I’ll do with them in a years time. I’m sure Spirit will inform ❤️

Bright blessings

February Prompts

💙February Prompts

February means Imbolc and Brigid.
Which if you have been checking my posts the last few days, means you know it’s my favorite Sabbat 🔥

These daily prompts are a reflection of all the energy of this fire festival.

I’ve also included devotional cards for yesterday and today’s poems to accompany the lighting of the next three candles in my “Tending Brigid’s Flame” ritual

Bright blessings

January Prompts

𝐉𝐚𝐧𝐮𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐭𝐬

It’s all about the RE bebes!

Webster’s definition

𝐫𝐞-
/𝐫ē/
𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐟𝐢𝐱
𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐟𝐢𝐱: 𝐫𝐞-; 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐟𝐢𝐱: 𝐫𝐞𝐝-
𝟏.
𝐨𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞; 𝐚𝐟𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐡; 𝐚𝐧𝐞𝐰.

I’m using this prefix as inspiration to turn over a new leaf, literally and figuratively, on the daily.

And I’ve also got a fun new small daily ritual planned with these prompts.

So…what’s your RE?❤️

Coffee With Intentions

❤️💛Coffee with Intention🧡🤍

Using my suggestions for yesterday and the prompt list for December, here’s a visual for how the energy of Nourish and the word Prepare would vibe together.

My morning coffee grind gets tipped into its filter. I draw the elemental symbol for fire with my finger in the grounds and then add a few pieces of cinnamon stick and orange zest to amplify that fire energy.

If flavored coffee is not your thing maybe try it with tea or even flavoring your water.

Brew as normal and then sip, meditate on how best to prepare for your day.

Bright blessings

December Prompts

love working with prompts because they inspire me to work with broad bands of energies, not limited to just writing or photography.

I am sharing the list early so you can start thinking how you too might use these across the spectrums for your spiritual practice.

Need some examples to get your creative energies flowing?
Here’s how this might that look. 🥰

Pick a Practice, Pick a word and….

❤️NOURISH
Word: PREPARE
…your morning beverage with a whole spice (allspice and cinnamon are lovely) in your coffee maker or tea filter
…a large green salad with citrus and pomegranate seeds
…your bed with a spritz of lavender or a waft of mugwort smoke from an herb bundle

🧡CREATE
Word: ILLUMINATE

…a piece of parchment paper with a short love note to yourself, to others, to your guides, ancestors and tape it to a sunlit window

…your phone, tablet or desktop screen with a new seasonal wallpaper and Lock Screen

…your evening journal time with a colored pen or pencil doodle

I’ll be back next week with ideas for ACT AND LOVE

Until then, if you’d like to drop a note below and let me know what you did or how it went, I’d love to hear 💙

Bright blessings.