Archive for April, 2013

Just had to share a strange moment I had earlier this evening. I was Googling ab0ut flower brides and trying to drill down to the abduction motif. Quickly scanning the results, I did a double-take when I saw this blog listed as the fourth entry on the page! It had connected to my Beltaine post from last year. It’s such a little thing, but it seemed so weird.

As you might have guessed from this disclosure, you can anticipate a post (or two) regarding the Flower Brides of Celtic lore in a few days.

Bright blessings!

Thistle

 

© 2013 PJ Graham

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As you might have noticed, I haven’t been writing here much. Not because I don’t have subjects to research and discuss. And not because I don’t have the time.

I lost my mojo.

At first I thought it was the typical need to recharge after the holidays, but as time wore on it seemed that something more serious was afoot.

Alas, it’s Mundane Drain.

Small altar at work for when a little energy needs raised.

Small altar at work for when a little energy needs raised.

Sometimes the everyday world finds a way to sink unpleasant claws into your mind, clouding your sense of magic and wonder. Paralyzing your potential. While I know much of my problem lies with that part of my life that helps pay the bills, just knowing it doesn’t pull me out of the doldrums.

During this time of being knee-deep in apathy, I moved offices at work. I dislike the new space and feel isolated not only from the outside world but also from the more pleasant variety of coworker. But it gave me the opportunity to freshen the environment. I cleaned out some things that no longer seemed attractive or useful. I cleaned out a lot of crap. I was allowed to paint the walls a light spring green. (Actually, it’s called Sensuous Pear, but how embarrassing is it to tell coworkers that?) I found stunning nature photos to frame and place on the wall, trying to create at least an imaginary connection to nature. And I moved the mini altar on my desk.

A photo of the Glastonbury Tor on the filing cabinet is a nice reminder to not let the mundane drag me down.

A photo of the Glastonbury Tor on the filing cabinet is a nice reminder to not let the mundane drag me down.

That still wasn’t enough to remind me to raise my consciousness or just to be nice, so I made an 8 x 10 print of a glowing picture of the Tor in Glastonbury, England. It’s carefully perched where I can easily see it from the corner of my eye as I work.

Beyond work, the coming of spring helps. There’s something about digging in the dirt, planting seeds and bedding plants, and watching the rain and Sun make miracles to reinvigorate the spirit. And at the core of things, I should simply try to be more present and in the moment, as some of my more consciously aware friends say.

What do you do to overcome the drain of the mundane? Does it help you to change your environment, or do you require something different? How do you stay fresh and inspired to continue a more spiritual life?

Until next time,

Thistle

 

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