Archive | October 19, 2012

Teaching Your Children

Teachable Moments

Teachable Moments

Starting Out On A Spiritual Path

In today’s world of spiritual variety, people of all faiths are looking to share their beliefs and practices with their children. Even if their beliefs are Pagan Metaphysics.

As with any practice, there are levels of participation based on age. Children often go through a period of learning the basics before they participate in the central practices of the Church or Temple or Circle. This is true with children in the pagan metaphysical realm as well.

In most traditions, children are not permitted to practice magik until they reach puberty. That means being present during a circle, but not participating in the ritual of the circle. It’s not because of an age thing, it’s an energy thing.

Until all the chakras are fully functional and ready to begin work, they can be adversely affected by rituals that deal with energy manipulation (magik).  Think about what the physical body is going through during not only their early years of physical development, but the emotional development as well. Especially during puberty, kids are going through a wide array of changes. Both boys and girls fight and deal with hormones, physical changes and emotional pressures each and every day. Adding magik and energy rituals on top of that can be over whelming. Even parents who think their children are wise beyond their years have to face the reality that they are still children who are growing physically. Don’t push them! Allow them to be kids and grow up gradually as nature intended. Continue reading

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Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Five of Wands –

Five of Wands

Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft

Magik and creativity share the message to: Give yourself a break. There’s enough people getting upset over things that are out of their control. They’re not directing their frustration at you. Why do you keep taking it on and piling on top of what isn’t yours to begin with? Step out of the shadows and stop thinking everything is on your shoulders and your responsibility. You owe it to yourself.


Additional Insight:

You’re putting out so much of yourself to others and not being compensated fairly for the effort. You can choose not to do it any more, or calmly express your position in hopes others will understand how they’ve been taking advantage of you. If they don’t, you have a decision to make. Don’t make it lightly.

The worst thing people do is under-value their own self-worth. Stop listening to the nay-sayers and replaying the negative comments in your head. Those messages are not for you, they are reflections of what those doing the talking feel about themselves. Give the message back to them and let them carry their own baggage.

This weekend, put yourself first. Spend time relaxing, catch up on some sleep, go for a drive and allow yourself to have a spontaneous adventure. Set some time aside for meditation, updating your grimoire or your journal. Do something for the inner you as well as the physical you.

Don’t be afraid to say “no” if someone asks you to do something you really don’t want to do. It’s ok to say “no”. If they get upset, let them know their expectations of you are on them. You have the right to put yourself first, even if it’s only now and then.

** This is the 333rd post on Springwolf Reflections. That’s a good omen for the day. **

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