One of the first wraps I ever learned was a basic, fold over, or, in Wrapunzel's case, "Regal Wrap". It's simple and elegant in so many situations. The picture to the left is my quick put-together of a Regal Wrap using one of my heavier pashmina scarves. For this easy wrap you will need: A Shaper/Volumizer … Continue reading Wrapunzel’s Regal Wrap
As our world gets more harsh, less tolerant, more dark, I feel we need to shine our light of humanity and compassion more than ever. Last weekend I was honored with giving a mini-workshop on Hospitality, Humanity and Compassion within the Pagan Community. Of course, given our world climate, I extended far beyond our little … Continue reading Give More. Serve More. Love More.
Our Sacred month is coming to an end. I truly hope I have been able to give you some additions ideas to work Hestia both into your practice and into your home. We'll close out the month with this prayer (it's my favorite): Gentle Hestia, sitting at the fire, at the heart of each home, … Continue reading June 30: Sacred Month of Hestia
This was given to me a few years back. I do not know the author, so, if it is you, please let me know so I can give appropriate attribution. Prayer to Hestia; Hestia, ancient one, guardian of the hearth, bringer of light and warmth, dweller in flame. A candle seen in a distant window, … Continue reading June 29: Sacred Month of Hestia
This was given to me a few years back. I do not know the author, so, if it is you, please let me know so I can give appropriate attribution. Prayer to Hestia Hestia, tender of the hearth, first among the gods, you sit at the center; steadily burns your flame. Your warmth draws us, … Continue reading June 28: Sacred Month of Hestia
Create a perfume oil to invoke the element of fire. You need: 1/3 ounce roller bottle Eyedropper Carrier Oil (jojoba is my oil of choice, but olive or sunflower oil work well, too) 3 drops ginger essential oil 2 drops rosemary essential oil 1 drop clove essential oil 1 drop petitgrain essential oil Directions: Put essential … Continue reading June 27: Sacred Month of Hestia
Today is my daughter's birthday....and today is the day she turns 18. In honor of family, household, and Hestia, go forth and do something joyous...and, perhaps, somewhat unlike you. Go to the zoo. Check out a national park (when we're in TX....we like the Mammoth Dig Site). Any quirky tourist sites in your area? Hit them … Continue reading June 22: Sacred Month of Hestia
Create a sacred space that is yours and yours alone -- whether it be outside or in a corner of a room. Create a welcoming space where you can meditate, read, or perform your rituals. I have had both indoor and outdoor sacred spaces. Blessings from the Hearth.
Once again, I was gifted this beautiful invocation with no author attached. is it yours? It's stunningly beautiful! I call to Hestia, gentle one, heart of the home, honored daughter of mighty Kronos and fair Rhea; as first and last born of those ancient Titans you take of all first and final offerings. Peace-loving goddess, … Continue reading June 18: Sacred Month of Hestia
I was gifted this beautiful prayer a few years back. I have no idea where it came from or who crafted it. If it's you...please let me know so I can give appropriate credit. Bright-veiled Hestia, heart of the happy home, goddess who binds together a family, who strengthens a city, the household is your … Continue reading June 17: Sacred Month of Hestia