Happy Ostara! (Spring Equinox)

Happy Ostara! (Spring Equinox)

Ostara marks the first day of spring! Ostara, or Eostre, is the Germanic goddess of fertility. It is the day when lightness and darkness are equal, and from here forward, lightness is taking over. The days will continue to get longer, warmer, and brighter. Nature comes alive again -- flowers growing and trees turning green. [...]

Spirit animal: Spider

Spirit animal: Spider

Spirit animals serve as spiritual guides, here to assist you, teach you lessons, and lead you towards your highest calling. We all have multiple spirit animals that stick with us for life, resembling ingrained personality traits and sometimes also physical appearance. Alongside, other spirit animals will come to you in certain phases of your life, [...]

The Cathars: Christians who believe in Reincarnation, Dualism, and Ascetic Salvation

The Cathars: Christians who believe in Reincarnation, Dualism, and Ascetic Salvation

The Cathars were Christians who broke away from the Catholic church during medieval times. They did not label themselves as "Cathars" -- rather, "good men" or "good women" or "good Christians." The religion was a dualistic and Gnostic movement. Unfortunately, the Catholic church eventually struck back and they died out by the 1200s -- while [...]

Flow Friday ~ Accept Abundance!

Flow Friday ~ Accept Abundance!

Part of the spiritual journey involves detaching yourself from the physical world, dissociating from worldly pleasures, and letting go of materialism. It means humbling yourself, knowing you are not "obligated" to be showered with riches. It means understanding that happiness and fulfillment comes from within, not from anything outside of yourself. It is the realization [...]

Mythology Monday ~ Kali

Mythology Monday ~ Kali

One of my favorite dieties is the Hindu goddess Kali. Misunderstood goddess The ancient Hindu goddess Kali represents death, darkness, and total chaos. Incredibly complex, she is the most misunderstood of all goddesses -- it is said that fully understanding Kali is equivalent to transcending fear. Themes of Kali include creation and destruction; violence and [...]