Merry Meet again friends…Hope this finds you all well and happy. Here in Ohio we are enjoying a few days of gorgeous Autumn-like weather…its been really cool at night..around 70 during the day…windows are open airing out the house..perfect weather to me! But it is only a glimpse as it is going to warm up again starting tomorrow. But the nights are staying cool so it is a promising sign that Fall..my favorite time of year..is almost here! I just come alive in the Fall..I love the crispness of the air and crunching leaves and the beautiful colorful trees. I love the smell of woodsmoke, good food cooking in the slow cooker, apples, pumpkins, mums, the harvest moon..just magick!
While pot roast was cooking in the crockpot today I decided to either make or finish up some herbal remedies I had been wanting to make. I had brewed olive oil with calendula for several days and wanted to make it into a salve. This works like a do’all skin ointment. Put it on cuts, bruises, reddened or dry skin, callouses, hives, rashes, bug bites, mild burns…just about anything. I also made a lavender toner a couple of weeks ago. I just needed to strain off the lavender buds and bottle it. I also made a germ fighting spray that was posted online by Granny’s Hearth. I feel so “witchy” when I’m making them and putting a spell on them!
After I get the remedies jarred and bottled..I light a candle and put a spell on them to make them work as they should. This is what I say:
“In my kitchen, I toil and brew
Making potions with love and magick true
May they soothe and heal and lessen pain
Until all is well and right again
By herbs and oils and with harm to none
By my will and power, this spell is done.”
I have really just started making homemade herbal remedies for medicinal purposes. I have made homemade cleaning supplies, homemade soaps, essential oil sprays for home or perfume, but had never really made homemade salves etc. I have enjoyed it immensely and find that they work fabulously..even better then the over the counter stuff you buy at Walmart and Krogers. To increase my knowledge, I am going to take an online herbal course thru Susun Weed who came highly recommended by several of my facebook friends. I can’t wait to really get some help on the subject and to become more learned in it. I have bought many books and find it pretty simple to follow but I want to learn from an expert! 🙂 I have a lovely sister in spirit who will be taking the class with me…it’ll be great to compare notes and discuss the classes together.
Speaking of facebook, I just have to say that I have got the best facebook friends ever. So many wonderful, kind, funny, caring people. I have a habit of asking a question of the day..and everyday I get people who come and share themselves with me…if there is disagreement it is done kindly and respectfully…there has yet to be any rudeness on my page which I’m grateful for..as I have seen it and don’ t like it. I believe in live and let live and telling someone their beliefs are wrong goes against my grain. I am so grateful for all of my fb friends because they have made my world bigger and lovelier, they have expanded my knowledge, and I feel a true spirit connection with people all over the world. Thank you so much to each of you!!
I also am part of a wonderful online “coven” for want of a better word…my sisters in spirit…my closest fb friends…and they are pure joy to me…They open their hearts everyday to each other…whoever needs comforting, support, someone to listen, candles lit, prayers sent up, questions about anything..we are all there for each other! We share our lives quite openly..we are true sisters in every sense of the word. I am incredibly blessed to have them and I love each and every one of them…Thank you from the bottom of my heart my sisters!
The New Moon is coming soon..for me, this New Moon means a good cleansing and blessing of my home…renewing the protection I have set around my house, starting my “Fall cleaning”..getting the house ready for the cool weather..such as getting the fireplace cleaned and wood ordered, stocking up on baking supplies, and having a list of indoor projects to keep me busy in the lazy months!
May you all have a blessed Labor Day tomorrow and I believe today was Father’s Day in the Southern Hemisphere! Remember to be kind, live in each moment, spend time each day reflecting on gratitude for what you have been blessed with in your life, and send out love to those around you and you’ll get it back.
Merry Part and Merry Meet again,