The air over the water shimmers in the heat of the morning, warm even at this early hour. The light has that golden syrupy quality that holds the promise of a hot day. The surface of the lake is still, like a mirror, glassy reflections of the trees that line the lake and the blue sky that will later deepen to cornflower as the temperature rises. Dragon flies zip across the surface and a swan moves lazily across the water.
There’s a magic to such places, wouldn’t you agree?
How many of us have physical representations of them on our altars or use them in ritual? If I were a betting woman, I’d wager a few of us for sure! But what do we actually do with the elements in our magic making?
Boundaries are just as important in our spiritual and magical practices as they are in our everyday lives. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
That isn’t to say that boundaries are fixed between people or even in time. They aren’t and each individual is free to decide what they are willing and what they are not willing to take and this may change as they see fit. But boundaries are good.
The issue of gate keeping often arises in witchcraft circles – people telling other people what makes a true witch or rather what doesn’t . Sometimes the advice is well meaning though unsolicited and often patronising, whilst other times it is pure snobbishness. Sometimes it arises as a defence mechanism from those who have experienced some sort of trauma or negative treatment, either because of their own practice or at the hands of those who would appropriate and exploit it
Gardening is something I enjoy, but it’s also one of the easiest ways in which to bring the magickal, spiritual and mundane aspects of your life together. For me, that’s the point, for these aspects of ourselves do not live in a vacuum, they are each an important part of ourselves, and when out in the garden working with dirt and seed, I can’t help but feel that all of those different parts are brought together, all in harmony. It is a good feeling!