Archive | August 2012

A Story Of Hope

Healing Through Compassion

When Compassion Succeeds

When Spiritual Psychology Goes Right

As a Pagan Minister I receive a lot of requests from people looking for spiritual insight and help during times of trials and challenges. Often times, these requests come from people who are out of state or even overseas. They can be people who live in areas that are highly saturated in a Christian community, or military people who want one of their own to talk to.

Imagine being in crisis and wanting someone to speak with in spiritual terms, but the only available help are Christian Ministers who don’t understand your pagan beliefs. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard someone say the minister only wanted them to pray for salvation and to convert from their wicked pagan ways. If they would do that, their problems would disappear. For many, this isn’t the help they’re looking for and in fact, it causes some to feel even more helpless than they were prior to the “Spiritual Counseling” session. Continue reading

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Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Four of Pentacles

4 of Pentacles
Watch your harvest today. Someone is trying to get something for nothing and steal from behind your back. Don’t sign any contracts, make any deals or be pressured into any sales pitch. Learn to say No and not feel guilty about it. You’ve worked hard this season! Don’t let someone else try to take from you all that you have gained so far. If you can’t say “No” make sure you read EVERYTHING and are completely clear about what you’re signing. The fine print will make a really big difference!


Additional Insight:

If you feel pressured to make a deal, then simply say “No thank you” and walk away or hang up the phone. Something sneaky is going on behind your back and you could be entering into an unfair deal or situation. It’s ok to say “No”, no matter who’s doing the asking.

You have no reason to feel guilty about looking after your own harvest. If others didn’t prepare for the coming winter season, that’s not your fault. You can’t feed everyone when you only have enough for you and yours in the first place.

If you can’t say “No”, then try saying “I need to think about this some more. I’ll think about it over the weekend.” or what about “I’ll take the contract home and read it through over the weekend”. If you’re pressured into signing today, it’s best to say No instead of risking a hidden or misleading clause that gets you in deeper than you ever expected. This is especially true for contracts that lock you into something for several years or decades. So be extra careful on closings, insurance scams or mortgage refi’s and modifications. You can always take a contract to a lawyer and bring it back to the bank or closing officer later today. Only you can protect you!

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Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Five of Wands

Five of Wands

Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft

Creativity and Magik bring blessings your way today. Accept the gifts that comes with humble appreciation. You’ve worked hard for the many little gifts that fall onto your path today. They maybe unexpected material things, or situations that seem to work out in your favor. Remember things are not as bleak as you imagine them to be. You were told things were going to be ok; trust in that connection to Spirit and listen to them next time.


Additional Insight:

You may face a challenge that you need help in dealing with. You may have been afraid to ask for assistance for fear of being turned down yet again. Or you may be in a state of flux that has created dire concern for your situation and circumstance.

You have prayed for help, you have enriched your need with ritual and meditation, creative visualization and perhaps even a little magik on the side. You have received communications from spirit letting you know it’s going to be ok; yet you have continued to see the worst scenario happening.

Today look for the gifts that cross your path from an unexpected place, or from unexpected resources. Your work hasn’t been in vain. Trust your instincts and listen to the spiritual voices that answer you in meditation. Things will start to work out and your plans will begin to come together.

Don’t give up! Look back over the past 6 to 12 months and you can see the progression. You’ve learned a great deal. Events may not have turned out the way YOU wanted them to, but they worked out exactly as they were supposed to in order to prepare you for the bigger picture and the greater plan. Now put those things you learned into reality and practice. You are so close to achieving the desired outcome. But it’s not here yet. There’s still issues to be worked out and tracked down. Don’t put them off or wait for someone else to call you back. Call them. Let them know, you’re holding me up and I don’t have time to wait. Let the Divine Universe know, you’re not giving up on you and you’re willing to focus on what it takes to get things done..now.

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Charles Alexander – Eye Of The Hunter

So You’re Not On Facebook…

It’s ok, sometimes I wish I wasn’t either! I resisted getting on FB for a long time. When the book was published the first thing the marketing rep asked me was “What’s your id on FB?” When I said I didn’t have one, she said get one…grrr…and I was forced into the depths of social medial hell!  =D

There are a lot of people who are still resisting. I say keep up the fight! But don’t let that stop you from finding a nice social online community. Back during the Mid-Summer festival on June 21, 2000 I started a message board for my education website Pagan’s Path. Long before blogging was the big popular thing. The following year the hosting company sold their business to another larger corporation called Yuku. On November 27, 2001 the message board was reborn and has been up and running ever since.

The Message Board has been revamped and updated to welcome anyone who would like participate in discussions without becoming a FB member. You do have to sign-up to post, but that’s free.

There’s a lot of stuff out there on the message board from the early days. But I hope we can share new insights, questions, tales and stories here too.

So come on over to “Springwolf’s Pagan’s Path Message Board“, introduce yourself to the community that’s already there and share a thing or two!

© 2012 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. Springwolf Reflections / Springs Haven, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Ten of Pentacles – Inverted

Ten of Pentacles - Inverted

Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft

Keep your eggs in their basket and watch your pennies too. Sometimes it’s best to keep your stash under ground and hidden away from prying eyes. You can’t take care of the world, when the world is full of waste and can’t appreciate the gifts they receive. Abundance comes in many forms, it’s more than financial success and the accumulation of things. Be thankful for your many abundant blessings; because others don’t have that and they’re jealous that you do.


Additional Insight:

As fall and winter approach, harvest your garden and stock up the pantry. While others are wasting their resources, you will be taking care of your family and ensuring there’s enough to get you through without rationing your supplies.

If you let out that you’re set for the season, others will come knocking asking for handouts. Be cautious of those who will take you for granted and continually come back. It’s not that some of them need it; it’s that they’re trying to get between you and what you have in order to break things up and bring you back down to their negative emotional level.

Their jealousy can cause issues between you and yours. You don’t need the stress, strife or additional problems. So ignore the false warnings and messages from outside your inner most circle. They do not have your best interests at heart.

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Pagan Metaphysics 101: A Book Review

Pagan Metaphysics 101: The Beginning of Enlightenment

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Author Dayna Winters Offers A Review of Pagan Metaphysics 101 by Springwolf

Dayna Winters, Patricia Gardner and Angela Kaufman. have co-authored Wicca: What’s the Real Deal? Breaking Through the Misconceptions.

I had the great pleasure in sitting down with Dayna and Patricia recently to discuss my book on their radio program Isis Paranormal. This week, Dayna offers her assessment of the book and recommendation.

Readers who take up “Pagan Metaphysics 101” will find that the author writes in a passionate, clear voice and her book simplifies metaphysical concepts. What makes “Pagan Metaphysics 101” an exceptional book is that the author encourages her readers to explore their religious beliefs and to define their religious values, not based upon the understandings or theories of others, but on what one intuitively feels or senses is right.

You can read the complete review @ An Introduction to Pagan Metaphysical Concepts in ‘Pagan Metaphysics 101’

Dayna Winters is a Witch, Priestess in the Dragon Warriors of Isis Coven, and a freelance writer. She earned an Associate in Arts from Hudson Valley Community College, and later graduated magna cum laude from Sage College with a Bachelor of Arts in English. She is one of the co-founders and co-directors of ISIS Paranormal Investigations in Upstate New York, and the co-host of ISIS Paranormal Radio.

© 2012 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. Springwolf Reflections / Springs Haven, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

 

Once In A Blue Moon

The Blue MoonHistory, Significance and Ritual

The moon in all it’s phases have long been important and significant to Pagans. Many call the Moon GrandMother Moon who shines over Mother Earth and watches over her during the night. Only giving way to Father Sun during the day. He is seen as Mother Earth’s consort and he watches over her during the day.

Of course GrandMother Moon can show up in daylight hours, to keep an eye on her grand children from time to time as well.

Pagans have honored the full moon in ritual, both private and public for eons. We have acknowledged her influence over our lives each month and used her light for varying reasons and in varying ways. Continue reading