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At SageWoman magazine, we believe that you are the Goddess, and we're devoted to celebrating your journey. We invite you to subscribetoday and join our circle...

Here in the SageWoman section of PaganSquare, our bloggers represent the multi-faceted expressions of the Goddess, feminist, and women's spirituality movements.

I had planned to write this post a few days ago, as a Start The New Year Off Right sort of post...but then I got the flu, and today is the first day I am able to sit upright and focus my eyes on a computer screen for more than few moments, so here we go!

I don't really do New Year resolutions, but I do give each year an Official Title, as a way of calling specific magic into my life for that year. 2013, for instance, was the Year of Accepting All Gifts. (Let me tell you, that called forth a wild ride!)

The last quarter of 2013 was big for me. Most notable: I made the decision to move from working full-time to part-time at my mundane job so I can better focus on my spiritual work in 2014. This felt (and still feels) like a risk, as I have always been a person that needs a lot of financial stability, a person that gnashes her teeth about health insurance and 401K plans and the like. I speak and write a lot about the concept of the role of spiritual surrender in a magical life - surrendering to the Gods, surrendering to one's True Work, surrendering to the flow of life as Teacher. The end of 2013 was a time of letting go of perceived safety to reach for something bigger, tastier, more amorphous and more magical. It was time to practice what I preach.

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Hagalaz, Weekly Rune by S. Kelley HarrellHagalaz - Hail- Fitting that this Rune presents itself today, as most of my region is plunged into the bitterest cold its seen since the mid-1990s.

Regardless of where you're located, this stave speaks of being frozen metaphorically, likewise berated by the elements. Indeed, as fun as it sounds.

This Rune revealed itself merkstave, or face down, initially, which intensifies Hagalaz's chilly meaning. Generally indicating an abrupt external change, this stave speaks as much about the frozen state it describes, as the destructive force we know hail to be.  It disrupts our flow, it can take away livelihood, mobility, sustenance, protection.  Hail can be a nasty force. Yet, while it holds aspects of frozen Nature, it's also in motion, a catalyst for focused change.

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My family name, comas diaz, means death and or dying in Spanish.  As far as I can remember, I have experienced a special relationship with death.  You see, death communicates in a strange way with me.   That is, it lets me know when a loved one dies.  For example, death speaks to me through premonitions, dreams, and physical reactions.  My first memorable encounter with the death of a loved one was during a lucid dream.  Dressed as a surgeon, I tried to save the life of a young man in an operating room.  “I hope no one died in Puerto Rico,” I told my husband Fred when I woke up.  “This dream was strange, ” I said.   “Dream?  That was no dream, you had a terrible nightmare all night long,” Fred replied.  The absence of messages from family that day relieved my anxiety.  When night approached, my cousin Alberto called.   “Our young cousin Chalito was in surgery last night after a car accident, “ he announced.  “Unfortunately, the doctors could not save him,” Alberto concluded.

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  • Lillian Comas
    Lillian Comas says #
    Hi Ted: Thanks for the information. I totally agree with you: Anne, you and I know what we know!
  • Anne Newkirk Niven
    Anne Newkirk Niven says #
    ah, Ted -- something else we have in common. At the age of 54, I've now outlived the lifespan of both my mother and father. Since
  • Ted Czukor
    Ted Czukor says #
    Anne - It does create a more mature perspective on life, doesn't it? In one way more fatalistic and less expecting of miracles, bu

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The new Atlantis

It’s storm season. Storms have hit the UK this last week or so, and we’ve seen nightmarish weather conditions, high winds and flooding. People have died. Last year the lanes around Slimbridge, where I then lived, flooded such that some of them were impassable. We’ve been seeing a lot more of this, lately, especially in the winter months.

 

The winters of my childhood were nothing like this. They were usually wet, and you might get a few days of snow, but not flooding. There would be frosts, some dips below freezing, but nothing difficult. Not like the winter three years ago when we dropped down to minus 15c. Ten years ago, high winds were a rare occurrence, but now we seem to get them every winter.

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    Jamie says #
    Ms. Brown, Thanks for sharing! I hope you and yours fare well with regard to the weather.
Sneak Peak!  Goddess Calling...Inspirational Messages & Meditations of Sacred Feminine Liberation Thealogy....Coming in April!

 There was a time long ago when Christianity was the liberation theology of our time - but today many realize the ideals of the Sacred Feminine are what we need for a sustainable future, for freedom, justice, women's rights and equality.

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