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Re: Recently Blogged
« Reply #735 on: June 21, 2020, 04:55:22 pm »
It's nearly midnight and I've finally managed to post about the first full hour of my day: Solstice Sunrise.

I too have blogged a bit about the solstice and what I got up to in my latest post Equinoxes, Solstices, Cross-Quarter Days and Esbats (though I must confess I only included esbats in the title for the little bit of almost-alliteration it provides!)

It's early (again) if I'm aiming for weekly (or even, originally, fortnightly!) posts, but as mentioned in the blog inspiration struck a little bit.  (I'm now probably going to give myself a little break for a week or two --or possibly even three-- and finish off the next post more gradually.)
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Re: Recently Blogged
« Reply #736 on: June 24, 2020, 01:10:41 pm »
Thank you and yes, of course. 

It's nearly midnight and I've finally managed to post about the first full hour of my day: Solstice Sunrise.

This was lovely, thanks for bringing us along!

I too have blogged a bit about the solstice and what I got up to in my latest post Equinoxes, Solstices, Cross-Quarter Days and Esbats (though I must confess I only included esbats in the title for the little bit of almost-alliteration it provides!)

It's early (again) if I'm aiming for weekly (or even, originally, fortnightly!) posts, but as mentioned in the blog inspiration struck a little bit.  (I'm now probably going to give myself a little break for a week or two --or possibly even three-- and finish off the next post more gradually.)

I'm kind of right there with you when it comes to Esbats...I like the moon, I work with the moon...I don't hold formal rituals for the full (or new) moon.  I think that if I were in an established group who had the luxury of being able to meet multiple times a month, it would be really neat to do (at least for a year or two), but we are lucky to meet for the Sabbats, Esbats are completely out of our reach!

So, my blog post for this week was actually inspired by getting my hair cut (which was an interesting process...they were very safety conscious at the beauty school, it was nice, since most of the rest of my town seems to be trying to ignore that there is anything going on).  For context:  I get physically bothered by my hair as it grows, and when it's long it literally weighs on me and makes both my waking hours and my sleeping ones harder (yes, if my hair isn't in the 'right' position when I sleep it hurts *sigh). 

But anyways, I wrote about how being Different isn't wrong because I think it's something that a lot of us struggle with, especially when it comes to learning new spiritual things.
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« Reply #737 on: June 28, 2020, 04:29:52 pm »
  For context:  I get physically bothered by my hair as it grows, and when it's long it literally weighs on me and makes both my waking hours and my sleeping ones harder (yes, if my hair isn't in the 'right' position when I sleep it hurts *sigh). 

I thought I was the only person with that issue. If the pandemic teaches me nothing else, I've learned to cut my own hair. I get bad headaches and tend to get easily overheated if I don't keep my hair very short in the summer. Since I'm doing the stay-at-home thing until the pandemic passes, it was either learn to cut it or shave it all bald (or be slowly driven batshit by it).

I've managed another post this week, inspired by Geosmin's Phobias and Paganism thread:  Forward Through Fear.   
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« Reply #738 on: July 01, 2020, 08:05:39 am »
I've managed another post this week, inspired by Geosmin's Phobias and Paganism thread:  Forward Through Fear.

That was a very evocative read.

I've blogged again (I think I'm a blogaholic now!) - this one talks about the appeal of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, so may have some small relevance for those struggling with extreme phobias (though I'm afraid it's a bit rambly).
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« Reply #739 on: July 01, 2020, 02:57:54 pm »
I thought I was the only person with that issue. If the pandemic teaches me nothing else, I've learned to cut my own hair. I get bad headaches and tend to get easily overheated if I don't keep my hair very short in the summer. Since I'm doing the stay-at-home thing until the pandemic passes, it was either learn to cut it or shave it all bald (or be slowly driven batshit by it).

I've managed another post this week, inspired by Geosmin's Phobias and Paganism thread:  Forward Through Fear.

Amusingly, I would be quite happy fully shaving my head again (I have done this a couple of times...well fully buzz shaven, I never went to razor-bald)...but my hair right now is a compromise.  Hubby loves me with longer hair, and I actually like playing with longer hair (I do like being able to DO stuff with my hair), but I keep the back buzzed very short, with just longer around the ears, so it's cool and easy and doesn't hurt (mostly). 

I really liked your blog, I think that sometimes figuring out how to just make it through the worst times is a super-skill, and it's one of those things that may look like absolutely nothing on the outside, but it does wipe you out on the inside.

That was a very evocative read.

I've blogged again (I think I'm a blogaholic now!) - this one talks about the appeal of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, so may have some small relevance for those struggling with extreme phobias (though I'm afraid it's a bit rambly).

I had not heard of DBT, but I absolutely relate to both not being officially diagnosed with anything, and struggling with general anxiety (with a few more specific spikes inside it), and how it makes you think about (and question)...everything.

My own blog post for the week is sort of a call to action, but I really think that there isn't just one way to answer the call, and it is up to each of us to figure out how we can best bear ourmagical responsibility
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« Reply #740 on: July 05, 2020, 12:42:52 pm »
That was a very evocative read.

I've blogged again (I think I'm a blogaholic now!) - this one talks about the appeal of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, so may have some small relevance for those struggling with extreme phobias (though I'm afraid it's a bit rambly).

Thank you! 

I can see the appeal of DBT.  I'd seen the term but hadn't delved into it. A lot of what it encompasses have been things that I've done as an organic process along my path as well as in navigating through mental health issues. Will be adding it to my ever-growing list of things to research.

I really liked your blog, I think that sometimes figuring out how to just make it through the worst times is a super-skill, and it's one of those things that may look like absolutely nothing on the outside, but it does wipe you out on the inside.

It feels like a super-skill, but only after I've come out the other side of whatever is happening.  Mostly, during the process, it feels like a whole lot of "OMG, we're all going to die!", followed by incoherent mental mumblings.

I can relate to your post. Being stuck at home during this crisis has had me feeling like I must do something.  Now is not the time to sit on our collective behinds, that's for certain.

Somewhat related, I've rambled this week about dust clouds, dreams, and elementary physics just to come to the conclusion that I need to not sit on my behind right now:  Faster Than Sound
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« Reply #741 on: July 05, 2020, 05:24:46 pm »
Thank you! 

You're so welcome!

Somewhat related, I've rambled this week about dust clouds, dreams, and elementary physics just to come to the conclusion that I need to not sit on my behind right now:  Faster Than Sound

And this one was equally evocative, and thought provoking to boot.

I went in for a simpler blog topic this time, being a very brief intro to 'fork theory' (a kind of spin-off from spoon theory), with bonus tree photos.
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« Reply #742 on: July 08, 2020, 02:32:15 pm »

Somewhat related, I've rambled this week about dust clouds, dreams, and elementary physics just to come to the conclusion that I need to not sit on my behind right now:  Faster Than Sound

I love this!  And I think the ideas of not only sound sometimes not having substance, but also being mindful of what noise we are repeating back into the world, is really powerful and worth thinking about.


I went in for a simpler blog topic this time, being a very brief intro to 'fork theory' (a kind of spin-off from spoon theory), with bonus tree photos.

Fork theory (and spoon theory) are really useful, and I love how the word fork is close to that other word we use when frustrated...but I do think it's very useful mental imagery to consider how many forks we are carrying and what we can do to remove some when possible (especially when you know you are about to pick up some more, and you don't want to break).

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