Friday, March 27, 2020

Separate, But Together #ForesightFriday

Separate, But Together #ForesightFriday

Divination Method: The Sidhe Oracle of the Fleeting Hare

Card(s) Drawn: The Solitary Hare

Key Word(s): Solitude, Grief, Joy, Strength, Remembering What’s Important, Share the Good with Others

My Interpretation:

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Be Careful, Be Prepared, Be Kind

Be Kind

So, I'm sure you've all noticed that the world appears to have gone mad, bonkers; one might even say it’s gone 'round the bend. The current political climate aside, the global spread of COVID-19 (aka the corona virus) has left many people in a state of panic. Supermarkets and "Big Box" stores across the U.S. have been inundated with people clambering to stock up on bread, meats, soap, disinfectants, hand sanitizer, and - most notably - toilet paper. I've heard similar stories from friends in Canada and the U.K. as well.

I certainly understand why people are concerned. With many businesses opting to have people who can work remotely, countless universities and school districts opting to send students home for at least the next month, as well as possibly being confined to one's home if you’ve been in contact with a person who’s contracted the virus, or if you’ve contracted it yourself, it’s easy to see why folks are worried. What worries me, however, is that an alarming number of folks are allowing their fear to dictate irrational behaviors that may result in the most vulnerable in our society going without the things they need.

I’m not saying you can’t buy soap and toilet paper, I’m just saying don’t buy more than you NEED. Leave some for others. Seniors on fixed incomes, and families with already stretched finances (whatever the reason) can only afford to buy these things when they are running out. If you’ve just purchased 60 rolls of TP, because you can, not because you need it, that’s irrational and selfish.

Be patient with store employees. None of this is their fault, they are doing the best they can, and they’re working their butts off. Also, it’s entirely likely that they are unable to buy what they need, because they are not allowed to hold anything in the back. So, when they get done working their shift, it’s quite possible that what they needed is now out of stock.

I know, I know, I’m ranting. I’ll stop that and tell you what you can do during this trying time.

Monday, March 9, 2020

Wishing You a Blessed Seed Moon

Blessed Seed Moon

The day of the March full moon is here, and today it brought sunshine and temps in the low 60's!! (At least here in Western NY) This has put me in a pretty decent mood, and has gotten me excited that Spring really is coming very soon!

The time for planting seeds is here for this year's gardens. Not only the ones in our yards, but those in our spirits as well. Try taking some time in quiet reflection, letting your intentions marinate in the knowledge that your spirit is like a seed: Full of Patience, Power, and Possibility.

I often find myself honoring an Esbat by ruminating on some poetry, and this month is no exception. So, for this Seed Moon, I'm going to share something by Robert Frost (Don't be surprised if he pops up again in the future; he's one of my favorite poets).

Friday, March 6, 2020

What to Expect from The Pixilated Path

While I've still got too much going on to get back here fully, I still wanted to pop in and give an idea of what to expect as you wander with me down The Pixilated Path.

First, since my old blog posts no longer exist, I figured I should explain why I chose Pixilated to describe this little portion of the internet.

Well, I have a deep love for old movies, and several years ago, when I decided to change the name of my blog a Gary Cooper picture came to mind. In "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town" Cooper plays Longfellow Deeds, who at one point, finds himself in the courtroom as someone tried to gain control of his fortune by declaring him mentally incompetent. This, my friends is where

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