Monday, 4 November 2013

The World weaves as the World weaves.

'tis strange how the World and our lives move in circles, where what has been lost is refound, and what was old becomes new again.

I was a little wary at the thought of starting a Coven again, wary of a workload my body would, most likely, not sustain if it were run the same way. Despite my concerns I could feel my Patron/ Matron Deities leaning close and offering words of advice.

Plans were made and people met, old friends and acquaintances were spoken with and signed up to co-create a Circle, a Family, a Coven of like-minded individuals, exploring the deeper mysteries of the Craft.

It appears that someone, or rather Someone, was paying attention as we've already begin to explore the concepts of the deeper mystery as a group, which is leading to interesting places already. We are Witchenwood Coven.

I have also begun to work with people who wish to learn basics of the Craft, running a series of short modules aimed to provide a basis for safe practice with an 'in' for those who wish to go deeper. This is  Quickenwood Training Circle. If you have an interest in either please feel free to check out either. More posts here and on Tinne's Tales will be forthcoming I am sure...

Sunday, 21 April 2013


Sometimes we are asked to move, 
Sometimes we are asked to change, 
Sometimes we are asked to remain still, 
Sometimes we are asked to help others, 
Sometimes we are asked to refrain from helping, 
So that others may learn to help themselves. 
If I help you up it's because I should, 
If I let you fall it's because I must, 
I will do as I am bid by those who, 
Have earned my love and my respect, 
 Although, at times, it breaks my heart to do so... faith...

Wednesday, 11 January 2012


Remember that before you can help others, you must help yourself.

Remember that offering advice to other, however wise, means you should take that advice yourself.

Remember that if you drain yourself of health, energy or wealth you will not be able to help others.

And remember that you can show someone a path but it is up to them to walk it. You cannot carry their burdens as well as your own.

Remember amid the welter of confusion, pain, joy, love, distaste, happiness, health, illness, birth and death that is life, that you are responsible for your own actions and sometimes it is necessary to be cruel to be kind, to step away and say, "I cannot do this." and that some people will blame you for it and some friendships will fall by the wayside.

Remember, you can do as much as you can and no more.

Finally, remember that you are loved, by the universe if you cannot perceive anyone else.

Friday, 9 December 2011

Every time I fight against what I sense is right, and for whatever reason; pride, obstinacy, stubbornness etc, something happens and i end up either not doing what i WANTED to do, or doing it and not enjoying it. Sometimes it takes a while to learn that if you go with the flow life progresses more easily...
All too often we become mired in the problems of today, the memories of yesterday, remembered slights and insults, harsh words or deeds.
Today be different. Write all the issues and problems you've had on a piece of paper then burn the paper, get rid of the negativity sack we ALL carry around with us. Before bed tonight have a bath or shower and go to sleep knowing that tomorrow will be a better day.

If you believe it will be...then it will be. Look for the good, accent the positive, ignore the negative.


Monday, 24 October 2011

Thought/ Desire                                     Word/ Affirmation                                 Deed/ Action

The process of implementing change within your life can be broken down into the three stages above. Each is vital in the method of attaining change and cannot be overstepped or omitted.

Thought/ Desire: The Root form, the beginning of all ideas starts here. This is the formative, tentative
period where one looks at what one wants, desires and/ or feels one needs and begins to formulate a seed from which action should result. The Thought may come of many things and may encompass many ideas or be blissfully simple. It can be vehemently positive or viciously negative depending upon your mindset and one should remember that the Law of Attraction works very well and whatever you seek to draw into your will.

Word/ Affirmation:  The Growth Form. The formulatory period. This is where the mind and/or word states ones intent either mentally, physically via speech or via the written word. This is the formation of momentum to ensure that the change is implemented in one’s life.

“ The breath of speech comes from the lungs and the soul of the being uttering them. There is no bond greater nor oath stronger than that of one’s word being given thus. Far stronger than the written word for this can be faked, it is the most binding agreement one individual can make. Be cautious with one’s vows given for once given, they cannot be recalled.”

Francesca Brumpton-Kentacre, July 1986

Deed/ Action: The Manifestation Form. The conclusive period. This is where the change thus invoked and brought into being becomes manifested in one’s life. This is the section where most people fail for it is here, mostly, that action and effort are required and where daydreams fall by the wayside because people do not want to place any effort into manifesting the change they have asked for. The pent up energy waiting for change simply fritters away and is returned to the universe and the earth itself, waiting for something else to empower. The smallest manifestation and the largest change are charged into action and manifestation by the application of will and physical effort not only from the individual but also from the universe in response to the persons will and focus in achieving what began as their Thought. 

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Can I?

“I can’t.”

How often do we hear those words?
How often do we speak them?

We limit ourselves every day of our lives unless we are consciously determined that we will not do. We disempower ourselves, making ourselves smaller and often making of ourselves victims to the whims of the world.

A good mantra to start the day is “I can and I will.” Leaving it open to the universe that you will deal with things as you go through your day. Words and deeds of kindness, which can sometimes simply be choosing not to cause harm, choosing not to exacerbate somebody else’s pain, striving to ease our way through life without causing pain to other people or offering a helping hand to someone else.

The Secret, by Rhonda Byrne is a good example of the power of positive thought, the law of attraction, of getting what we wish and is an eye-opening revelation as to the fact that sometimes what we concentrate on is not what we wish at all and that, sometimes, we can be the instrument of our own destruction and downfall.

This is not to say that we should be all positivity, there is a balance to be attained in life and with most things there is a counter to that positivity, but negativity, properly directed, is a useful tool and can be balanced to counter excessive positivity that sometimes works to choke us with its saccharine sweetness. 

I have negativity in my life that manifests as illnesses, dis-eases, some of which are worsened by my actions and thoughts. All illnesses have some form of psychosomatic connection and can easily be improved upon or made worse by our beliefs and attitudes. Some diseases are due to strains that we place upon our lives and may manifest in many forms. We can and should strive to minimise the impact that they have by listening and being aware of our bodies and they messages they are striving to tell us. Like overstretched muscles and joints there are warning signs before they cease functioning. All too often we ignore the signs because we are too busy doing things.

There is a balance to all things, light and dark, sun and moon, positive and negative. Accepting the negative in your life and balancing it with positive is a good step forward. Each of us is responsible for our own actions and as such not only our place in the world but how the world itself functions. The smallest pebble may prevent the avalanche. 

All too often we blame others, the governments of the world, the companies that destroy the environments in which we live. While it is true that they wield considerable power and say in our lives they can only affect what we allow them to affect. Beginning with ourselves we can take control, become self-aware and self-reliant, empowering ourselves to become independent entities capable of preserving what we can and to supporting the world. We can and should strive to minimise our carbon footprint on the world and therefore reduce our impact upon the already strained resources our beleaguered planet has to give.

We can do this...

We should do this...

I will do this...will you?