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Twelve Steps as Initiation

We will experience many kinds of initiations in our lives, and if you are a person in recovery working the Twelve Steps will be one of the most powerful ones you can experience.  I wrote a new post about this … Continue reading

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I neglected to tell you about a post I wrote on addicts and our relationship to pleasure.  Paganism is often celebrated as a container in which members are invited to embrace pleasure in a way that is not permitted in … Continue reading

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Abstaining, Absenting, Attending: Simplifying to Deepen

I have a friend who gives her years titles in order to direct her work for the year, and I invited the Universe to send me a similar direction. Pretty quickly, it sent back the word “Deepen”. Okay, I thought, … Continue reading

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Step III

Made the decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.” Step Three of Alcoholics Anonymous  “We now honor our connection with the divine, as we understand it, and we accept … Continue reading

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Step II

Step Two- We came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity The First Step leaves us in a terrible position.  We are utterly beyond human assistance. Our lives are unmanageable no matter what we … Continue reading

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Love and Tolerance of Others is our Code

I have a new post on my blog at Witches and Pagans. It is about the latest epic drama to engulf the Pagan blogosphere. Love and Tolerance of Others is Our Code

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Shadow Work

Things have been quiet around here but it hasn’t been for a lack of action and development in my spiritual program. Since the last time I wrote I have been to no less than four magical workshops. Two were full … Continue reading

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Step I

We admitted we were powerless over alcohol–that our lives had become unmanageable. -The First Step of Alcoholics Anonymous It is remarkable how easily outsiders misunderstand the concept of powerlessness within Twelve Step Recovery. A simple moment spent Googling will bring … Continue reading

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The push and pull of Home

Home. What a loaded word, for so many people. Especially for those of us whose home lives were shot through with the pains and tragedies caused by alcoholism and drug addiction or other compulsive behaviors. My concept of home was … Continue reading

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Galactic Energy

The first time I was led in a grounding and centered by a Reclaiming Witch, the top of my head felt like it blew wide open. I had done many of these exercises on my own-and struggled. I had struggled … Continue reading

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