Raising Pagan Children

Many people wonder how they will ever bring a child into the world, anxieties such as, “Will he/she be healthy?” “Will my child live a blessed life?” Many parents go through this stage and are absolutely terrified of how the outcome will turn out. Now add the element of religion to it. Paganism is, as many of you know, a very difficult topic to discuss with people outside the realm of the faith. We don’t want to keep people out of the faith, but we want to protect our children and our faith from ignorance.

Well, the only way to shed light in an otherwise dark and ignorant-ruled world is to open up and allow the love of the faith shine to your friends and family and of course those who surround us every day. Now when Pagan children are concerned, let them live. Let them breath and decide to tell who they want. As parents, educate them on the faith and then let them live their spiritual life. They are individuals and lovely, they are protected by the God and Goddess. When you fear that the faith will bring them harm, then you are losing faith. Have faith that you and your child will be safe, and you should not have any worry.

If a beautiful Pagan child is brought up in this world, then ignorance will be broken, light will be shed on the world little by little, and as the light grows it will glow throughout the world as a beacon of love and hope.

Here are a few things for Pagan children.

If you are expecting a child:

Hang three dried apples by blue or pink ribbon above the mother’s bed. Say the following prayer three times every night.

Safe precious child are you in me

Healthy and perfect shall you be

By the God and Goddess

Blessed Be

Here are a few prayers for your child:

Now I lay me down to sleep

I pray the God and Goddess my soul to keep

And if I die before the morn,

I pray my soul to be reborn

Another fun night prayer:

Thank you God and Goddess for this day

You have brought me love and blessings in every way

I pray I sleep and am greeted with pleasant dreams and light

And tomorrow may I be filled with Your love and might.

I hope this sheds some light on raising a Pagan child!

Blessings and Light!

~Sheldon

Here are a few books you may want to take a look at; they are all excellent tools.

The Earth Child’s Handbook – Book 1: Crafts and inspiration for the spiritual child.

 A Pagan Book of ABC’s

Circle Round: Raising Children in Goddess Traditions

Raising Witches

 

Enchanting an Item

Item enchantment isn’t how works in video games or movies. The object won’t glow, it won’t change physically, but its energy will change to what you need. When you enchant an item what happens is it takes a portion of energy and if you ask for protection, it will protect you. If you ask for luck, it will send you positive energy. Charms and other such items are simply positive or negative energy rather than luck or good karma, these things cannot be manipulated, you must request assistance, an enchanted item is a request/prayer that is continuous and in a physical form.

Enchantment of a Ring

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What you will need:

One White Candle A Bowl of Water A Pendulum (Cleansed and consecrated)

What you will need to do:

Place the object you wish to enchant in from of the bowl of water and the candle behind the bowl of water. The water symbolizes the cleansing of the item, and the fire is the fuel source to charge the item.

Circle the bowl of water with the pendulum and chant three times:

Moon and tide help me now

I seek the truth here not yet found

For underneath the fog there lies

New possibilities for I.

So let this stone be unlike others

And let the noble show their colors

And let the meek and cowards run

For now the moon seeks out her sun

And by the power that is three

So as I will it, so mote it be!

(Now you will say your request, it does not have to rhyme)

(If you do not have a crystal pendulum, you can use a suspended by a metal chain. It will augment energy and help you call forth the energy to enchant the item.)

Have a great day!

Blessed Be!

Beauty in Every Thing

Yesterday I was in a coffee shop with a dear friend of mine and we noticed this lonely piano. We didn’t know how often it had been played, or why exactly it was in a local coffee shop, but it was striking. It harbored strength and abhorred anyone who denied its well-deserved attention.

Everything, no matter how random it may seem, or how aged it is always has the right to be loved and cherished. Every living and non-living thing from humans to a piano in a coffee shop has an energy. Why not bring forth its energy positively?

Here is a short prayer that you may want to enlist just to help you along in finding beauty! 🙂

Goddess on High, Hear my cry.

Let me see the beauty of this life

Fill me with love and empower me to do good.

God on High, Hear My cry,

Thanks be to you for your glorious power

Be my guidance, my love, and foundation

Blessed Be!

I hope everyone has a wonderful day and please, don’t miss the beauty that surrounds you!

Blessed Be!

This is a beautiful and simple way to bring some color to your house or patio. Let the sun shine in today and make it with love you will be blessed in so many ways!! Happy crafting!

Blessed be!

Homespun Haley.

I felt like I had to do a Pinterest Win because this DIY project was just as freakishly cute and easy as the original pin made it look.

Here is one of about 50 versions of this project: http://pinterest.com/pin/9640586671844445/.

Here is the one I created, with wire and burlap twine from around the house.

I left the lid-ring on the jar, because I liked the way it looked, but you don’t have to. Take some heavy gauge wire, wrap it just under the lip of the jar tightly. Making a loop on either side.

Be sure to very tightly secure the wire, so it can hold the weight of the jar. Tie burlap, twine or wire to the hooks at the length you like. I doubled up on this burlap twine. Just in case.

Toss in some water and pretty flowers and you have yourself instant prettiness. I wanted…

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A Painted Piano

Alright everyone, it is almost summer time and that means Summer projects!

This year I have decided to take it up a notch. I will not simply be doing a few gardening tasks, or repainting a room of the house or something like that. This Summer I am going to completely refurbish and paint a piano.

(This is a picture of the piano at the previous site. I have yet to move it to my house)

As you can see there is a lot of work to be done. The tuning is fine, but the physical appearance is something that needs to be addressed. There is sticker residue, water damage, and a bit of spider’s nests.

Now, for those of you who love pianos and are cringing at the idea of painting such a work of art, please hold off on any concerns. I am an owner of a few pianos and these household treasures have been apart of my ancestry for quite some time. I am taking many precautions to ensure the safety and tastefulness of the piano itself.

I got the idea of painting a piano from a blog. A photographer and her husband loved the idea and tackled the project one summer. I cannot wait to get started.

Pagan connection: Crafting provides a connection between the physical world and the spiritual realm. It takes faith to make a project turn out the way you need or want it to. In the beginning, a project seems like nothing. It has no hope, it is forgotten by the world. But if we put love and faith into it and we believe that it will be something, then it will manifest into something beautiful and powerful. Don’t underestimate the power of faith. If we believe in ourselves and the work we choose to do we will be rewarded in more ways than we could ever imagine.

Blessed Be!

To see the inspiration of this project please visit this site! (http://betsykingphoto.com/blog/before-after-painted-piano/)