Kitchen Witches-ness

Image: Art~Bobbie Berendson. The Witches Gallery

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Kitchen Witches-ness
She descendant of Welsh cunning folk,
her eyes, would be smiling as she spoke.
Amidst the stirring of pot and a tap, tap,
she had a knowing, which herbs to add.

Her magickal wand, a wooden spoon,
a summoning, for the crafting of mood. 
A little sprinkle of this and touch of that,
she’d stand fixated, focused in a trance. 

Aromatic delights, on her altar delicious, 
a kindling up, of her invocation wishes.
After studying her spell books for hours,
her manifestations, we had all devoured.

Infusing potions with her love and intent,
conjuring, divine formulas, she’d invent.
Prayers of light and of the spirits mixed, 
into each blessed and wholesome dish.

She’d chanted ‘You eat with your eyes’
this food be your medicine in disguise. 
Her miracle soup, be a healing chalice, 
bewitching of ingredients when adding.

Family gatherings were divine events,
each banquet, elixirs of her love’s intent.
There’ll never be another like my Mom,
Goddess in witchery, of kitchen kingdom.
 
Hexing her love from heart into hands,
all we were expected to do…
… was wash up the pans!
There will be no better cook than my Mom,
but in our affections, her evocation lives on. 
 Victoria Healing ~ 15.11.2021
Kitchen Witches-ness

Bon Appetit 
In dedication to my Mom, otherwise known as “Cookie” 

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 𝓜𝓲𝓼𝓼𝓲𝓷𝓰 𝔂𝓸𝓾!╰⊰
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Image: @Joan_de Art

Ye Olde Family Recipe:

Spoonfuls of laughter

a cup of forgiveness

a pinch of hope

a dash of faith

scoops of kindness 

and endless love 

~ White ribbons of peace 

Kitchen Witches Know That Cooking is Magic

Rainbow Catchers

Image: Lovepaperplane ~ Rainbow Tales
Rainbow Catchers 
Their teardrops wouldn’t fall,
in repulse at the chaos of it all.
’They’ revolted against immorality,
frustrated by a man-made reality. 

He knew something had to be done,
and that He was the magickal one. 
His skin, an aura of spectrum light,
*tourmaline* eyes, watching at night.

He glanced back to both sidewise, 
‘We remember you’ they had cried.
Myths and legends had been spread,
that He should be avoided with dread.

Yet he had no claws, scales or spikes,
born within the arc of blue grey abyss.
A vivid image flashed into their minds, 
his heart and theirs, snuggly entwined. 

He whispered “I’ll make this promise, 
to be truthful, kind and always honest.
In the kingdom of karma and past lives,
as we all dwell in the Heaven and skies.

As each of your battles are fought and won,
lessons will be learned and new are begun'
As the sun reflected over watery mists,
a million colours were curved and twist.

It was at that moment, their mood shifted,
remembering that they and all, are gifted. 
Blessings be to our Rainbow Dragons,
crossing bridges, re-colouring our passions. 

We will all find our own serpent at heart,
for this is where our pot of gold starts’
Victoria Healing ~ 9.11.2021 
The Rainbow Dragon 


Image: The Cosmic System 

‘Challenge is a Dragon with a gift in its mouth. Tame the dragon and the gift is yours’ ~ Noella Evans

 

Rainbow Meanings and the Pot of Gold Legend

In Celtic wisdom. Provision, magic, fertility, and prosperity.

https://www.whats-your-sign.com/symbolic-meaning-of-rainbows.html

 

*Tourmaline* Power stone

https://power-spot.me/en/power-stone/dragoneye/

 

Follow your truth with honesty and integrity ~ Anna Stark

https://archangeloracle.com/2017/12/19/rainbow-dragon/

 

 

THE RAINBOW WARRIORS

 

The Rainbow Dragon is comparable with Rainbow Serpent legends in diverse cultures and mythologies.

 Genesis 9:13-1. 13: 14-16.

Everlasting Words

Image: Dylan Thomas Appreciation

Happy Birthday to the greatest Poet of the 20th century. 

Dylan Thomas

Dylan Marlais Thomas was born on this day 27th October (1914) in Swansea, Wales. Thomas was a mystical poet and writer of philosophy, whose works include the poems “Do not go gentle into that good night” Thomas has left an everlasting impact on Welsh culture. He had a distinctive and unique voice and wrote in a way that no-one else could.

IN NUMEROLOGY 

Dylan’s Birthdate 27.10.1914 adds up to Life Path: 25/7

Meaning: Seeks answers. Introspective. Intuitive. Philosophical.  Mystical.

Dylan was strongly intuitive and had prophetic dreams. What others saw in him as intuition was a developed talent of observation and attention to details. He had an alert, energetic mind which always sought new enterprises, ideas and locations. A pioneering spirit and quest for knowledge, brought out the fiery missionary zeal within him. He was a spiritual crusader.

Because solitude is necessary for analysis, he would have felt the need to spend time alone, away from the crowds and in touch with nature.

… And of course poets and writers are all reclusive people. We are all writing to escape, just as readers, are reading to escape. It’s an addiction, its dreadful. We don’t consciously create a poetic style, but there is certain degree of concentration and there’s an element of consciousness, but not self-consciousness and an element of instinct.  Inspiration often comes as an unexpected thing. The real beauty is when you are taken somewhere where you weren’t expecting to go.

THE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL

I believe the gist of ‘Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night’ is that we should want to get as much living done as we can while we can—that we wring it of every flicker of light before that light dies. What an ingenious use of words.

‘I’ve just had eighteen straight whiskies. I think that’s the record’ ~ Dylan Thomas

A Few Words of a Kind

Poetry is what in a poem makes you laugh, cry, prickle, be silent, makes your toenails twinkle, makes you want to do this or that or nothing, makes you know that you are alone and not alone in the unknown world, that your bliss and suffering is forever shared and forever all your own. All that matters about poetry is the enjoyment of it however tragic it may be all that matters is the eternal movement behind it – the great undercurrent of human grief, folly, pretension, exaltation and ignorance – however unlofty the intention of the poem…” – Dylan Thomas

He lives in the hearts of many even today.

 

History has Dylan dying from drink, but here is another theory

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2004/nov/27/books.booksnews

Dylan and The Beatles

https://www.discoverdylanthomas.com/22-things-you-didnt-know-about-dylan-thomas

And death shall have no dominion

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dylan_Thomas

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Never-Ending-Verse

Image: Anne Stokes. Once upon a time. Book of Light.
NEVER-ENDING-VERSE 
Come quiet. Come vigilant. Come true.
Come alone, intuit what you should do.
Do not make an effort. Do not stir a thought.
Truth breathes wisdom, in Divinity of all. 

Open heart. unconscious mind.
Listen to the mystical cues you find.
Time is lost and not, as it has been. 
When co creating, with our *Awen*.
 
Milking insights, of primal surrender.
whisperings of Cambrian ancestors.
It’s quite unbelievable and absurd. 
How many ignore their ‘writing’ words.

There be a thread of quivering sound, 
slipping of knots, into stitches around. 
Scribbling sentiments like wild hunters,
or lightening strikes, when it thunders. 

It’s a taste of brilliance, sewn in colours.
Rainbows imposed on top of the other. 
Focus in contemplation. All you will;
when Awen holds your magical quill.

Weavers of Cymru indigenous tales.
Blessed be, our Awenyddion of Wales. 
Victoria Healing ~ 13.10.2021
/!\  Never-Ending-Verse  /!\ 

‘An Awenyddion  studies the different cycles and their place in them and most of all, they try to make the world a better place for themselves and other people.’ ~ Isobel Bird

 

*Awen* (Ah-oo-en) is a Welsh word for “(poetic) inspiration

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Awen

https://druidry.org/resources/awen

 

*Awenyddion*

https://barddos.wordpress.com/bardic-lore/awenyddion/

https://www.druidry.co.uk/awen-the-holy-spirit-of-druidry/

 

‘May the Awen lead you and inspire you as you walk your path’ ~ Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids

 

 

A Fiery Tale

Someone: Dragon’s don’t exist. 
Me: Why? 
Someone: I don’t believe what I can’t see.
Me: You believe in the wind?
Random Person: That’s different
Dragon: Is it?  
~ Pagan, It’s our Path 


A Fiery Tale 
‘Come with me on a journey’ she said,
‘We’ll talk with your heart, not your head’ 
‘You cannot wield it, none of us can,
it’s a conjuring of qi, d’you understand’?

As four elements are delicately weaved,
an unseen fire, fuels sky, earth and sea. 
The *Nwyvre* origin of mental balance,
psychic seer, of emotional challenges. 

In ancient folklore of Brythonic myths, 
*Dewi” is the ch’i of the dragons kiss.
You can’t see the winds flying through,
as in your heart, knows what to do. 

In using the Bards gloves of seduction,
my Dragon came with no instructions. 
‘What’s her name, implored the witch?
where is she now, is there a switch’?

’Her name is ‘Cinder Ella’ she’s the key, 
I didn’t find her, she has re-kindled me. 
The Summoning 

Image: Anne Stokes. Dragon Spirit Conjurer. The Hobbit Hole at Arch Inn

*Nwyvre* (Noo-iy-ruh) ~ Refers to the mental dimension. The life force that is in each of us. The Druids believed the Fire Dragon guards the ‘Inner Fire’ that burns inside our being. Nwyfre is related to the fairy word, which means “sky” or “heaven.”

*Dewi*  ~ Is an ancient Welsh God. The Red Dragon of Wales. Derived from the Pagan God, Dewi. is the official emblem of Wales and was derived from the Great Red Serpent that once represented Dew

The Anglo Saxon word for Dragon means “clear seer”. This implies that the Celts considered the Dragons as prophets and true seers with great wisdom

https://dragondreaming.wordpress.com/celtic-elemental-dragons/

https://whatismyspiritanimal.com/fantasy-mythical-creatures/dragon-symbolism-meaning/#Celtic-Dragon

It is no surprise to discover a Red Dragon on the flag of Wales. The motto roughly translates as ‘the Red Dragon leads us’. Unlike many European tales, Dragons have strong benevolent tendencies, only harming when evil rears its ugly head.

When You Believe

Image: Ben Hatke’s Lost Creatures Blog Tour – GeekDad
 
When You Believe
They are born of earth, flame and bone,
long since forgotten and sleeping alone.
They weren’t the last to walk these paths,
through other worlds, they’ve since passed.

Scrambling through the cauldrons of hell,
back to the place they are known to dwell. 
They’re messengers of balance and magic,
how we’ve forgotten them is utterly tragic. 

Adored by the Welsh, their omens of good,
seers of great wisdom, wherein they stood. 
Stand out magnificent, mammoth and mythic, 
in fighting for what is right, they are terrific. 

Their unquenchable flames of compassion,
in virtues of empathy, truth and passion. 
It was a long time coming and they knew,
that hidden in yourself is a dragon, or two.  

They light the sky with inferno of flames, 
the legends of Dragons will always remain.
With fearless hearts, wisdom and charm,
when guarded by dragons, none are harmed. 

Creators or destroyers back in their time,
friends of the shamans and gods divined.  
If you’d like to practice earth spirituality,
wake your dragon energy, then you’ll believe. 
Victoria Healing ~ 12.10.2021
/!\ Way of the Dragon /!\

Is Dragon Your Totem Animal?

The Dragon is often seen as the guardian of treasure. The treasure symbolises you. You must overcome your struggles and fears to reach your true self. Dragon is here to help you find what you are searching for. 

Dragon Symbolism & Meaning

‘If you’ve given your power away, its time to take it back’ ~ Stephen Sterner

The Miracle of it All

Image: Humans of Melbourne
'I am learning to let go, 
like autumn. I am learning to grow like spring’ ~ Sabina Laura
 

The Miracle of it All 
‘Come to know Me’ 
Rune Berkana called...  

‘You are the miracle of it all;
summer, winter, spring and fall.
Planets in perpetual twirling,
new blossoms when uncurling. 

In the ebb and flow of oceans,
of sweet sap and nectar potions. 
Winds, rustle through the trees,
of shadows and lights in eternity.

In blushing colours of the rainbow,
circles of the sun and moon’s halo. 
When the birds twitter and sing, 
you will be ‘agape’ in all things.

And the dance goes on and on, 
as spirit sings, its mystical song. 
and when your last teardrops fall; 
‘You will be, the essence of it all’
Victoria Healing ~ 10.10.2021
The Miracle of it All 


Image: The Book of Runes ~ Ralph Blum

Rune Berkana. (Bear-kah-nah)

Meaning: – Fertility. Growth. Rebirth. Birch. 

The Rune of the life process. The power to influence development and the nature in which it flows into your body. The cycle of life.

The Miracle of Love

Image: Stephanie Bennett-Henry

Rites of Passage

RITES OF PASSAGE
‘Help’ she shrieked. ‘I’m still alive, 
don’t bury me here, I haven’t died’
The footsteps faded, no-one heard her screams,
as she realised then: ‘This is what death means’ 

Jumping into the abyss of her doubts, 
and the petty things, she’d stress about.
It felt scary, in the bottomless gorge,
a turning point, that had to be explored. 

As the darkness dissolved, shining to light, 
the dawn of the day, brought new insights.
She’d been running away from the fact,
living for the ‘date’ had a greater impact. 

Knowing each day is numbered, was her clue,
living life differently, was what she should do. 
Something ‘primal’ called to her and said”
‘Don’t be sad, there are runes to be read’ 

Drawing on the strength, of  the ‘Uruz’ sign,
invoked an unveiling of her heroine inside.
A new initiation, with fresh rites of passage.
There! a profound rebirth, of circumstances.

‘Thank God, it was only a nightmare’ she sighs;
‘I truly appreciate the fact, that I AM still alive’ 
Victoria Healing ~ 9.10.2021
PAST OVER 
Image: The Book of Runes ~ Ralph Blum

Rune Uruz:

Keywords: New Beginnings. Strength. Courage. Manifestation. Perseverance.

‘Uruz puts you on notice that your soul and the universe support the new growth. When in deep water, become a diver’ ~ (The Book of Runes ~ Ralph Blum)

‘Don’t let a wish bone be, where your backbone should be’ 

Good Willing

Image: Steampunk Fans Movement.

GOOD WILLING  
The old, dwells on obstacles as negatives.
The new, sees challenges as incentives.
The old, gave up, before it began.
The new, prompts, 'self' that ‘You can’.

The old, feasts on all of its fears.
The new, says, ‘No worries my dear’
The old, hides within its shell.
The new, ‘On doubts; never dwell’

The new, follows into spirit of heart.
The old, wouldn’t ever bother to start. 
Through alternate shifts in perception.
Through mirrors reflect, new intentions.

Through these secret concepts within,
Through these switches, reform begins. 
Drawing the Rune ‘Perth’ is the initiation;
as divine spark, wills power of creation. 
Victoria Healing ~ 23.9.2021
Good Willing  

Identify the essential and eliminate the rest ~ Leo Babuta

The Hieratic Rune: PERTH.

Meaning: Initiation. Something Hidden or Secret.

This rune is on the side of Heaven and has associations with the Phoenix; that mystical bird which consumes itself in the fire and then rises from its own ashes. Deep transformational forces are at work here.

The Book of Runes ~ Ralph Blum

‘Now, you’re talking’

a Little Genius

Image: Roald Dahl

Happy Gobble Funky Birthday 

Roald Dahl

 

Roald Dahl was born in Cardiff, Wales on this day 13 September (1916) He served as a fighter pilot in the British R.A.F. (Royal Air Force) during World War II. Dahl was a famous short story writer who became one of the most successful and beloved children’s writers of all time.

 

YOU’RE NEVER TOO OLD TO READ CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Dahl has written many popular children’s stories. However, I never had the chance to read any of his stories as a child. It was much later in life that my Mom happened to discover these adventures. From James and the Giant Peach, The Min Pin’s to our most favourite proponent of magic: ‘Matilda Wormwood’. We were strangely mesmerised, feeling happy and understood. Comforted by the thought that ‘Goodness and kindness, will always overcome bad’

 

WE’RE IN THIS TOGETHER

We loved Matilda’s weavings of magic and the special powers that she held. She was someone we believed in and aspired to. She made us feel safe in knowing that  ‘We weren’t alone’  My Mom was my most treasured ‘Miss Honey’ and favourite teacher ‘

Although, I wish now, that I’d read this story, before I began school. Everyone back then had a field day, teasing me, because I was so small. How easy it was for them to be full of bravado when they were taller than me.

Image: Roald Dahl

 

MATTERS OF IMPORTANCE

In Numerology Roald Dahl’s Birth Date (13.9.1916) adds up to his Life Path of ’30’

Meaning: ‘3’ Creative. Expansive. Communicative. Diversified. Sociable. Dramatic. ‘0’ is the Universal force behind this expression.

Shining brilliantly as the brightest star in the heavens, sprinkling a little sparkle into the lives of many people. Idealistic with an interest in higher consciousness and prophecy. Skilful in the arts. Lover of writing, children and animals.

Would easily occupy the centre of the stage, as charming and agreeable.

 

 

‘There is no end to what you can invent if you put your mind to it. You can go on forever’ ~ Ophelia Dahl (Roald’s daughter)

 

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