If you've followed my writings for a while, you know that I love the holidays. I love celebrating them, decorating for them and sharing rituals and inspirational thoughts on how to connect with holidays on a deeper more meaningful level.
During the month of December, I celebrate the Holiday Season. What I love most is that no matter what religious or spiritual belief you connect with, they all focus on a return to light at this time. I think it's important to honor this special time of year as a season, meaning a collection of days over a period of time, rather than a focus on one day. This allows us time to have a conscious connection engaging with the sights, sounds, smells and scenery around us, as well as the time to reflect on the deeper meanings of the season. We can take in the joy of the season, putting up a tree, hanging garland and decorating with shiny colorful objects, ribbons and of course, lights! The smell of pine, cinnamon, sugar, orange, and many other...
As we gather around the table at Thanksgiving, we are offered this opportunity to celebrate:
We symbolize ABUNDANCE in the dinner feast (BODY) and express our GRATITUDE (MIND) to those seated around the table. The REFLECTION (SPIRIT) comes from looking back at this year at what we have experienced and how we have grown.
Ever wonder why cauldrons are featured so prominently during Halloween and associated with witches? Maybe you're 'engaging' in this magical practice and didn't even know that you are!
You may be thinking, what are you talking about Kala? I don't use a cauldron, how am I part of this magical old world practice?
Sure back in the day, meaning way back in the day centuries ago, cast iron cauldrons were the pot used to cook over an open fire.
I mean once upon a time, the cast iron cauldron was the Instant Pot of its day!
But the way we cook has evolved over time and rarely are cauldrons used to cook with, except maybe while camping out as seen in the old western movies with a pot of beans roasting over the fire.
So why are cauldrons still represented today with magic?
The reason is that cauldrons are a symbolic shape and tool. They represent the energy of the Divine Feminine. The shape is round and nurturing and represents that good things come from within, symbolizing...
Have you ever felt the moon calling for you? I'm serious, like late at night and you feel like something is calling to you... If you have, that's your intuition picking up the energetic signal!
The other night I was quietly working and writing when I felt this pull, like someone calling to me. This is not uncommon in my line of work as those in spirit often want to catch my attention and I feel their connection especially in the evening when the fast pace of the day has faded away into a comfortable evening.
This call felt different, it was more of a charming pull, like magnetic energy attracting my body to it. It was so strong that I had to get up to investigate this feeling. It was a siren song, asking me to come play.
I walked into my bedroom, which has a door that opens up to a private balcony. Above the door is a window, which is a nice feature as it shines light into the room by day while allowing for privacy.
As I enter the room, I see who has been calling to me,...
During the New Moon, we are offered the option of connecting with energy of “something new”. We can use this moon cycle time wisely and during the day before, the day of and the day after of the New Moon, the intention can be born to create something “anew”. The New Moon is not the time to take full scale action on this desire, rather it is to sit with this thought and wish it into being.
Over the years, I’ve compiled a list of movies that inspire and entertain and are sure to stimulate great discussion, whether you gather with a group of like-minded people to watch and discuss or cuddle up with a significant other to share two hours of inspired and thought-provoking moments.
Looking to jump start your spiritual connection again? Sometimes hosting a movie night with friends is just the thing!
PS: New movies are always coming out and I'd love to hear your favorites to keep this list growing, feel welcome to comment below
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