Thrift Your Craft – Part 2

Seriously. Thrift stores are my go to my for my craft, gifts and every day needs

There is something deeply satisfying about recognizing and rescuing treasure from discards.

My favorite thrift was having 50 percent off everything in their store for the holidays and I was able to bring home all you see here for 20 dollars.

The pearl and amethyst woven necklace and the little capodimonte vase that reminds me of my grandmother are my favorites

If you have the opportunity it’s, try it!

At the very least, I always find a book someone I know might like or that can be added to our neighborhoods free little library.

I do have a ritual of airing out, releasing old energy and blessing anything “new” that enters our home that I’ll share later this week.

Bright blessings

Third of Sunwait

THIRD OF SUNWAIT🤍

𝗧𝗵𝘂𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗮𝘇- 𝗜𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗿𝗱 𝗼𝗳 𝘀𝘂𝗻𝘄𝗮𝗶𝘁 𝘄𝗲 𝗹𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁
𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗰𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗹𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗧𝗵𝘂𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗮𝘇 𝘀𝗼 𝗯𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁
𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗰𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝘄𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝘂𝗽𝗼𝗻 𝘂𝘀 𝗹𝗶𝗲𝘀

As you light your third candle mediate on your boundaries.
And think of Thurisaz as the great defender of those boundaries.
The one who stands up to the imagined or teal bully on the playground, takes up their proverbial hammer of choice and clears the negative space.

This rune is the advocate for defining, setting and protecting your personal boundaries. Calling in support and allies for protection and confidence.

I hope these prompts help you manifest the energy of this rune.

Bright blessings

Final Teaser

One final tease before the release date tomorrow!

@notebookofghosts got me hooked on reading spooky ghost stories during December several years ago. Check her out for other recommendations 🖤💚❤️

Swipe to check the stack that I thumb through on cold evenings by the fire. I cannot wait to actually have my own published piece to add to the pile 🖤

“Wish Upon a Fallen Star” is included in the anthology “Nightmares When I’m Cold” available 12.1.21 in ebook and print version

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.