So as I try (in, granted, fits and starts) to get better at this Trance thing, better at this Energy Sensitivity thing, I second guess myself a lot. I read this post a while back, and it talked about it taking practice to be able to discern the difference between one’s usual mental playlist (for good or ill) and Someone Is Trying To Tell Me Something (insert Lassie reference here, if you will).
I know, when I’m doing divination, I have to work really hard not to project my own Inner Crap onto a reading.
When I talk to my gods and ask them for advice, I tend to ask them to be really, really obvious because I tend to be kind of dense.
I’ve done readings for myself that I’ve then turned around and asked other people to read for specifically to make sure I’m not reading my own wishful thinking (or worst-case scenarios) into the cards I’ve drawn.
I catch myself asking “Okay, did I really talk to a wild geranium, or did I just make up that who sequence?”
I get really suspicious when I’m hearing things that actually sound like what I want to happen/hear. Which sucks, because sometimes it means that I second guess the good stuff, too. :-\
Anyway. The joys of magic, spirit-badgering, and insecurities.
Meliad the Birch Maiden.
- New Moon – Leaf Moon Begins
- Eat From the Larder Challenge 2018 – End of Week Two
- New Year New You 2018 – Week Five: Make the Holy Every-Day, Make the Every-Day Holy
- Eat From the Larder Challenge 2018 – End of Week One
- Eat From the Larder Challenge 2018 – Kickoff (beginning of Week 1): A Productive Home Post
Search By Topicall about me ancestors angling animism astrology barter books bread candles cheese community correspondences cosmology and axiology crafting crafting/Crafting divination divine intervention DIY dreams Eat From The Larder Challenge economics of food embodiment Empress Project energy work ethics of food faith fermentation fermenting fibre arts food and culture gardening glamour(y) gleaning goblin fruit goddesses hearth hunting jewelry kitchen witch kitchen witchcraft knitting links living religion local food Lunar Cycles magic meet the house spirits New Year New You Pagan Blog Project Pagan Experience 2015 paganism poetry preserves progress reports Queen of Cups Project recipes ritual sacred sexuality seasonal secular holidays shadow soap spells state of the garden study subsistence tarot Trance-Portation trancework urban farming urban foraging wheel of the year wild food wishes Year of the Pig
New Year New You
The Pagan Bloggers’ Network