To Conjure… or Not

nature-2025864_960_720Good day everyone… hope y’all had a terrific weekend. I’m excited to announce (unofficially) that I will be releasing my second book very soon!

Poetry Through Heartbreak will drop on Amazon on March 27th! I am really going to try to do a better job at promotion this time around. If I could conjure up a bit more self-confidence and outgoing-ness, I think I’d do better. These are all previously unpublished, fresh pieces of poetry and there are no haikus. There are a handful of micro poems and the book is about ten pages longer than the previous one. I am calling it the Through Series, though it is not officially branded a series on Amazon. Also, it is THROUGH. I had to put up a better description on Amazon… I want people to know that the poems are to get you through the Darkness; get you through the Heartbreak. The books are to let you know you are not alone.

As far as conjuring… I don’t think I have ever conjured anything spirit like or demon-esque. Why would I do that? I watch shows that portray people who conjure spirits using black magic and that is a big no-no. It is one of the first things I learned when I was studying Paganism.

I do consider myself Wiccan/Pagan, which is often grossly confused with Satanism – I can’t figure out why. I read a lot about Wicca and Paganism after being around friends who practice (and asking questions) and seemed pretty happy about their faith of choice. Traditional religion just wasn’t working for me. I mean, it didn’t make sense to me to worship or pray to something or someone that was going to punish me if I didn’t ‘do it right.’ I’m not saying all Christians and Catholics think this way, but I was around enough to feel like they did think this way and it was nothing I wanted to be a part of.

I did a lot of homework and research and rested modestly knowing that my already having a deep connection to the earth, elements, and nature was basically my inkling that it was in me all along to follow a more spiritual path than religious.

I just live and let live, follow the rule of three and try to be a good person every day.

I don’t put spells on people. Nope, don’t conjure demons or spirits of any kind. I do have a black cat, and a broom… oh, and a mini-cauldron. But I don’t stir anything in it; it’s too small. I don’t even consider myself a witch. I know witches, they are super cool people. I’m not at that level yet. And the witches I know, know better than to conjure anything.

Also, I do not mess with Ouija Boards. They are real, and they work. Even those cheapy toy ones at the stores. If you use it with intent and believe your words, it really works. You will conjure something and it won’t be good. There is a shop in New Hope, PA that sells some haunted things and one of the items is an Ouija Board. It is still for sale as far as I know. My husband and I kid around about buying it when we go in there, but we know better.

Have you ever conjured anything spirit-like (accidentally, purposely, unknowingly)?

via Daily Prompt: Conjure

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/conjure/

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Compass of Life

So, I am officially an author now and this truly blows my mind. My first publication, Poetry Through Darkness, is at #25 in New Releases in Women’s Poetry right now. The paperback is out and available for order! The Kindle version will be available on January 1st.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1973550369

I am going to do some giveaways next week so stay tuned for that! I am aware that self-publishing can start out as an uphill battle so I have realistic expectations despite my daydreaming about being a blockbuster novelist!

It’s funny how the compass of life changes direction sometimes without warning. It is important to embrace change because it really does come full blast once in a while! And sometimes if it doesn’t change, we have to change it.

In other news, I am currently volunteering on a ranch for abused farm animals. I saw a segment on 69 News and thought it would be cool to help out. This is something I would have never considered two or five years ago. But again, that compass of life… who the hell knows where it’s gonna take me? I love animals and it is an amazing experience.

I have also been doing a gratitude journal every day and that helps… a lot. I tend to get a little inside myself and snappy so keeping a list on my phone of things I am grateful for helps me rebalance and stop the negativity. I have the Penzu app and I can just go right to it in case I need to stop for a second and breathe!

So that is it, for now, friends. I am still writing poetry and sprucing up my novel to give back to my editor early next year.

via Daily Prompt: Compass

Compass