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I Take Myself Too Seriously

I just got off the phone after talking with my spiritual mentor. We discussed the importance of creativity, but mostly other very heavy topics. It was challenging, though she's kind and gentle.

What made it terrifying was that, after facing some ways I defeat myself, I phoned her to discuss them with her. Though they're nothing shocking, it can be scary to disclose one's faults, no matter how humdrum and unremarkable the faults or how nice the person to whom one is speaking. 

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  • thomas byrnes
    thomas byrnes says #
    So what? We all take ourselves too seriously; that's the Cosmic Joke. Yes it is great that our furred and feathered friends can sh
  • Francesca De Grandis
    Francesca De Grandis says #
    Thomas, hi, I'd just been thinking about how long it's been since we've been in touch! It's lovely to hear from you! Thanks for re
  • Bee Smith
    Bee Smith says #
    Our familiars are so clever! They always seem a bit ahead of the curve for what we need. Which is, truly, to not be quite so earne
  • Francesca De Grandis
    Francesca De Grandis says #
    Oh, yes, we scorpios are deadly serious. Sometimes I think it can truly be deadly. Thank gods for my cat.
  • Ted Czukor
    Ted Czukor says #
    That's okay, Francesca, I also take myself too seriously. It's just one of the silly traits that make me so lovable! And, like y

Posted by on in Culture Blogs
Opening our hearts again

As some of you may recall from my previous article, our cat of nearly fourteen years, Tiger, passed away. We were going to wait a while until we welcomed another furbaby into our home, but I couldn't stand being alone so much during the day. I missed Tiger keeping me company between calls, his playfulness, his unconditional love. In my forty years, I've never lived alone, and I've hardly ever have been alone for more than an hour, and the silence was deafening. It made the pain of loss that much worse.

So a few days before Mother's Day while scanning PetFinder (a site that features rescues), I came across a beautiful little girl born March 12th whose description matched all of our needs down to the letter. I talked to my husband Ron, and we agreed for me to put in an application online. We were approved right away, and on Sunday, Mother's Day itself, we went to go meet that sweet little girl named Holly. We fell in love and took her home!

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  • Lori Dake
    Lori Dake says #
    Yeah pretty much!
  • Terence P Ward
    Terence P Ward says #
    Puppy cat!

Posted by on in Culture Blogs

As you may have noticed, I've been a bit scarce around here since last autumn. Many changes have occurred in my life which I won't bore you with just now. However, one good thing that came out of the past several months is a better idea of how I want to use this blog. See, each of my blogs has a personality, and this one was taking a little longer to coalesce. I liked having a place to write about some more 101-focused information, since there are still plenty of folks who are just learning, but I was having trouble coming up with ideas--until now. While I have spent many years helping other pagan folk along their paths, you may consider this my first official advice column. 

You're welcome to ask me questions at You will be anonymous, though your question will be posted as quoted. The more questions I get, the more I can post!

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