The fall rains were more abundant this year. Now we call to the winter rains and the spring rains beyond them, to end the drought! Here is the final rain working. Please do go back and use these working to continue calling the rain! We hope you enjoyed them.Read More
Blessing for the Body in the Night
Night bless your feet
May they carry you far for long walks in the dark
Night bless your legs
May they dance the night through
Night bless your hips and what's cradled between them
May the dance of your pleasure be long, wet, deep, high, and full
Night bless your belly
May the empty ache that sometimes finds you in the middle of the night
teach you how to hold space
Night bless your chest and your beating heart
May you be alive to the electric pulse of the night
Night bless your throat
May you rest with the silence and scream with the music
Night bless your eyes
May their heaviness be eased
Night bless your crown
May the flash of your thoughts bring you great inspiration
Night bless your body
Awake in the night
Hello friends! Welcome to this week's Blog Roundup. The Clergy of CAYA Coven are out there blogging about all manner of amazing things and we want to make sure you have the opportunity to read them all. In service to you, our wonderful community, we've gathered up these links.
Reverence Interview Melissa interviews Athena on reverence and its importance in our lives.
Discern What's True Raven offers clear and insightful guidance for how to use this Full Moon's energy to sort through all the information coming at us and keep our communication clear.
Rest & Relaxation Questions Melissa encourages us to consider our own self care habits during this dark and often busy time of year.
Holiday Gift Guide 2014 Molly offers a massive and delightful compilation divided into five sections: Section One is artists, artisans, practitioners, and craftspeople; Section Two is stores; Section Three is Craft Faires; Section Four is musicians; and Section Five is "a list of gifts that aren't things."
Before Setting Goals Raven writes on the importance of evaluating and releasing all that happened in the old year before beginning to set goals and intentions for the new year, and offers some tools for doing so.
Hello friends! Welcome to this week's Blog Roundup. The Clergy of CAYA Coven are out there blogging about all manner of amazing things and we want to make sure you have the opportunity to read them all. In service to you, our wonderful community, we've gathered up these links.Read More
I. September 2012
The Rite of Courageous Heroines concludes with a mass of shivering women and a collective decision to make use of the heated pool. In moments, we've all sunk, waded, or jumped in. There are general sounds of pleasure and laughter. Someone breaks out the booze. After a bit, I notice Athena's the only one missing. I ask if we should go get her and get a shrug in reply. I'm not used to the way she appears when she wants to yet. I watch for her but don't catch the exact moment she appears. It's the first time I see her pull her ninja trick but far from the last.
II. March 2014
When I finally give up and decide to raid the kitchen instead of sleeping, Ursa's there. She looks up when I come out of my room.
"Hey sweetie," she says. "How are you?"
"F-king insomnia," I grumble, collapsing against her for a hug.
She makes a sympathetic noise and follows me to the kitchen. I put together a snack and some tea to help me sleep.
When I turn back from the counter, Athena looms up out of the darkness. I startle and force myself to take a deep breath instead of shrieking. Right. She was sleeping on the couch. I forgot.
Ursa whips around and we all laugh quietly.
III. October 2014
I am just coming down the hallway when I hear a knock on the door. I pause. Someone gets it and I hear Athena's familiar voice. She is the last one to arrive, so we should be ready to start now.
A smile teases at the corner of my mouth. I keep walking and take the stairs. Just as I hear Athena reach the bottom, I round the corner.
"Whoa!" Athena flails backward, a hand at her heart. "You scared me!"
My smile widens into a grin. "I knew that would happen."