Solitude by HannahCombs on Deviant Art
This Summer has been filled with hustle an bustle... not like in past years when everything seemed to be monotonous and stale.
We've been vigilant about doing things with the family, even if it's a day trip to the beach or the amusement park. Spending time with the girls has been a great treasure. And the gypsy in me... all of us... is nourished with those trips, wind blowing through the car windows...refreshing and banishing the yuk as we speed away.
Cheer has been a huge part of my Summer, but it has not totally taken over. I have finally found a balance there.
And I have even found the precious time to do many Magickal things for JUST ME. Lighting candles on the important days or just because. Banishing the bad, drawing in the good. I've been much stronger at Tarot and making sure to do at least a card pull... far more often than I had been. And I've taken up some Witchcraft studying... I do love learning new thing. Or in this case, things I have always known but reinforced through the reading and studying I have been doing. This AirWitch gets caught up and distracted so easily. Studying Witchcraft helps me focus where I know I need to be... building spirituality so that those bigger challenges can seem much smaller. I have been wearing amulets as well and I feel far more protected. I still remember sleeping with a ruby (my grandmother's) in my hand at night to ward of the evil eye from other witches. It's always been with me.
And Phee... she and I have really bonded this summer. We almost speak to each other. Head butts and purrs and a Witch speaking to her Familiar is better than anything I could have ever imagined. The connection I feel with her is beyond Magickal and I love seeing it grow as the warm summer days unfold before us. She truly is a Witch's cat.
I feel somewhat disconnected from the rest of the world of devices and internet... I sometimes feel as though I am missing out on big things and may never catch up with the world. But I have taken the time (when I find that quiet time) to make sure I connect at least with those most dearly loved. Another balance. And I have learned to let it go... if I miss a post or a picture or a comment, so be it. Unplugging is such great medicine.
A little Solitude is good for the soul.