Monday, September 15, 2014

Saint Sophia's Feast Day-The Three Fates

Goddess Sophia and her three daughter-The Three Fates-Hope, Charity and Faith came to me in a dream on Saturday. I looked up when her feast day was and it is this Wednesday! I am often visited in my dreams by spirits and deities and I respect and honor these messages dearly and vigilantly. I am holding a feast day vigil in honor of her and her three daughter's on the 17th.



Faith, Hope, and Charity are the three daughters of Sophia, Mother of Jehovah and Goddess of wisdom. They are also known as The Three fates, The Three Graces, and Pistis, Elpis, and Agape, among many other names. During the transition from Pagan Rome to Christian Rome these Goddesses were adapted into martyrdom and thus became saints. 

Serving the Fates can bring you great blessings and provide powerful allies. They are known by many names in many cultures. Sors Istennok, "the destiny Goddesses", in Hungarian. The Parcae, "those who spare", in Latin. The Moirae; Clotho the spinner, Lachesis the disposer of lots, and Atropos the inevitable, in Greek. They are known as Urdh, Verdandi, and Skuld in Old Norse. 

They are also known as Aglia (radiant), Euphrosyne (joy), and Thalia (flowering) who are companions of Aphrodite. When angered, they are the furies Alecto, Tisiphone, and Magaera. Or simply The Maiden, Mother, and Crone.

In Greek mythology, they are called the three goddesses of joy, charm, and beauty. The daughters of the god Zeus and the nymph Eurynome, they were named Aglaia (Splendor), Euphrosyne (Mirth), and Thalia (Good Cheer). The Graces presided over banquets, dances, and all other pleasurable social events, and brought joy and goodwill to both gods and mortals. They were the special attendants of the divinities of love, Aphrodite and Eros, and together with companions, the Muses, they sang to the gods on Mount Olympus, and danced to beautiful music that the god Apollo made upon his lyre. In some legends Aglaia was wed to Hephaestus, the craftsman among the gods. Their marriage explains the traditional association of the Graces with the arts; like the Muses, they were believed to endow artists and poets with the ability to create beautiful works of art. The Graces were rarely treated as individuals, but always together as a kind of triple embodiment of grace and beauty. In art they are usually represented as lithe young maidens, dancing in a circle. 


"Fate" is from the latin word "fatum", meaning "a divine utterance". 

Working with the fates is not about working with yet another deity, it is about honoring the biggest power of all, the cosmos. This causes the Fate's to smile upon you and bless you with fortune. It is about accepting the cosmos' ebb and flow around you, seeing their is meaning in everything and that we are connected to everything. They are here to teach us to give, only then we will receive. Honor them and they will bestow fortune and grace upon you. Use this oil for transforming your life and for manifesting your goals and dreams! 



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Friday, September 12, 2014

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

A Collaborative Project,The New Book; "In Faith and In Doubt"





This is the new book that I am pleased to have been a contributing member to;
In Faith and In Doubt: How Religious Believers and Nonbelievers Can Create Strong Marriages and Loving Families

"The claim is often made that interfaith marriages fail more often than same-faith partnerships. So what are the chances of survival for the ultimate mixed marriage - one between religious and nonreligious partners? Nearly 20 percent of Americans now self-identify as nonreligious, including millions who are married to religious believers. Despite the differences, many of these marriages succeed beautifully. In this landmark book, popular author and secular humanist Dale McGowan explores some of the stories of these unions, whose very endurance flies in the face of conventional wisdom, including his own marriage to a believing Christian. Drawing on sociology, psychology, and real-life experience, he shares: negotiation tips that set the stage for harmonious relationships; strategies for dealing with pressure from extended family; profiles of families who have successfully blended different world views; insights for helping kids make their own choices about religious identity; and advice for handling holidays, churchgoing, baptism, circumcision, religious literacy, and more. The first book of its kind, In Faith and In Doubt helps partners navigate the complexities of their situation while celebrating the extraordinary richness it affords their relationship, their children, and those around them."


The followers of my blog and work are, most likely, in inter-faith relationships simply due to the sheer fact that we are a minority. I hope that this book helps us all learn to share and relate through all of our familial relationships and throughout the turning of our lives.

Monday, August 25, 2014

The Root of Rootwork

I frequently post photos of, what I think are, gorgeous altars and bountiful harvests. With fresh and colorful offerings because I want my clients to see my work. I want them to get to know me and what rootwork really is.



I have the best job in the world. It is what was born to do. I GET to work from my home, speak to clients from all over the world, make the items I love and be amongst the spirits all the time.

However, what doesn't occur to most people is that my job isn't all digging roots and picking flowers for the altar.

99% of the time, the only reason a client contacts me is because they are suffering. They have lost something, they are in fear, they are hurt, they are confused, they are depressed or suicidal, they feel un-loved.

No one seeks out a rootworker when things are going well.

I'm afraid of three things when people want to get into this line of work. I'm afraid they rely too heavily on combatting symptoms with dark approaches rather than treating the root of the problem. I'll give a common example. A client is having problems with her boyfriend's ex being involved in their life. The ex and the boyfriend have no children together or financial ties, so no reason to be involved with one another. Many rootworkers will gladly perform a separation working to drive the ex girlfriend out of the relationship. But WHY is the boyfriend still involved with her anyway? This isn't a case a for a rootworker, this is a case for a relationship counselor. This client needs to work on herself and her relationship or she needs to find someone who's less "Jerry Springer".

Secondly, I'm afriad that people want to get into rootwork for money. Well, good luck with that one. Any reasonable and respectable rootworker will keep their prices fair and affordable. When a rootoworker starts getting in the $400-$1000 range for a single working, head for the hills. Look for workers who consistantly offer sales, promotions, do charity work, donate and offer pro bono work when need be.

The third point, and entire idea behind this entry, is that people think it's all lighting candles, picking flowers and doing what you want. If the spirits have truly called you to do this then, I believe, they are sending you clients. You work for your clients, not yourself. People think owning my own home-based business means that I work for myself but the truth is I have a new boss every few hours. A new boss with needs, wants, pains, ideas and expectations. I have a strict schedule that has me up at 7am answering e-mails, printing order invoices, scheduling workings, ordering supplies, cleaning my space (spiritually and physically) and giving offerings. Then, I fill orders from 10-4, clean again from 4-5, dinner from 5-7, I take an hour to put my kids to bed, then back to e-mails again from 8-10pm. Then I usually drink from 10-midnight, not gonna lie. Now, I do take several evenings and at least two entire days to devote to workings and readings due to demand. So, on those days, replace the filling orders, second cleaning and dinner (we usually order in on those days or have soup/sandwiches) with readings and workings. I often work for several weeks as a time with no entire days off. Now, I am NOT bitching in any way! I LOVE my life and work. My point is, I'm not lieing around my house waving a wand.

A rootworker needs to be a really balanced, healthy person. Inside and out. You need to be able to deal with loss, grief, homelessness, divorce, negativity, broken hearts, infedelity, and, sometimes, just plain drama and bat-shit crazy. These can take a toll on your psyche and on your physical body if you aren't grounded with faith and seasoned with common sense. I think it takes a certain type of person and, surpisingly, it's not someone who's empathic. I believe it's quite the opposite. There's a huge difference between understanding and relating to someone's problems than being physically and emotionally affected by them. A good understanding of the human psyche, human nature, and psychology is greatly beneficial and, I feel, necessary in this line of work. Clients need YOU to give them confidence, faith and a concise, sensible solution. What they don't need it you crying and losing your shit because their husband left them. Hurt FOR them but not WITH them. You can mourn everything later, on your own time and dime, not theirs.

People think it's a commical comparison but being a spiritual worker is much the same as being a doctor or therapist-you usually only see people at their worst. Your job is to talk them through it, fix them up, give them faith and tell them that this too shall pass.

If you can't deal with stress, loss, desperation and negativity, then this isn't the profession for you. So why would ANYONE want to get into this after all that?

Because for as much darkness as their is in this work, there is just as much light. There are new loves, births, jobs, homes, successes, and the growth of your clients. You get to witness all of thes eunfold from the very beginning. There is a deepening of your own faith through working with the spirits for your clients. There are days you get to spend in the woods or the cemetery burying remnants or leaving offerings from your client's workings. There are meals made, and serveda with love to the spirits and your family. There are days when the spirits fill your house with the scent of jasmine or sandalwood...

and there are days where all you do is dig roots and pick flowers...




Saturday, August 23, 2014

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