New Beginnings

Hey guys, hope you’re all well.

For the last few weeks I’ve been thinking about what I could do to share my thoughts in a more natural way. Do I change my writing style? Do I alter the way I’m doing the whole blog and start again?

Then it occurred to me about a month ago, maybe a bit more. What is more natural than sitting and talking?

That is why I started a new Youtube channel called Selene Flora which is a play on of my spiritual name.

Here I will post pretty much exactly what I post here. I’ll post about my beliefs, experiences and that kind of thing.

What do you guys think? If you want to check my channel out it is http://www.youtube.com/florathepagan.

For now though, love and light. Blessed Be.

44 Days of Witchery Challenge: Day 10 – My Sun Sign

Today is the day I talk about my sun sign; more commonly known as a star sign.

Your sun sign is what you find in the back of a magazine or newspaper. For those of you that are British; the Mystic Meg column.

For me personally, I never used to feel very connected to my star sign until recently when I started looking into it.

I am a proud Libran.

Probably one of the more submissive star signs in my opinion. I can’t win a shouting match with a Leo that’s for sure.

Librans are all about balance; if a Libran senses something is out of balance, for good or for ill, they will do their utmost to get it back to a perfect balance.

This star sign is normally associated with the element of air, but because of its location in the wheel of the year its qualities are more feminine than masculine.

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Now the qualities of the average Libran; balanced, tenacious, kind, loyal and passionate.

Do I possess these qualities? To some extent I do.

In my mind there is no good or evil. There is a universal force that keeps reality in balance. I like balance in my life. When there is instability I get agitated and moody. No matter how small that instability is I need to fix it or I just get more and more irritated until I explode. When a situation is balanced or I have control of it I’m comfortable. The only thing that I’ll allow to be unbalanced is my diet.
Being tenacious and passion kind of go hand in hand with the balancing. If you don’t keep fighting for something that you believe in, the situation isn’t going to be fixed. You may seem like a bull in a china shop, but in the end it will all come good.

Kindness and loyalty?
I am an incredibly generous person. The majority of the time I put the needs of others ahead of my own. I try to be nice to people, even if I don’t get on with them, just so I can keep my life peaceful. However, when it comes to loyalty I’m loyal until you stab me in the back. I would never do anything to harm the person who has upset me but I wouldn’t ever forget what they’d done.

So do I fit into the Libran category? I feel that I do.

Please let me know what your star sign is and if you feel that it suits you in the comments below. But until next time, love and light and brightest blessings.

44 Days Challenge: Day 9 – Favourite mythical creature

I wish I had an excuse as to why this post is a week late. I really don’t. Life just got in the way. Not to mention I’ve been putting this post off for a while because I’m fond of many different creatures. But one stood out to me after some deep thinking.

Fairies.

I don’t think there’s one little girl on Earth who doesn’t believe in fairies. I did, I still do. The way I see them has changed but I still believe in fairies (or fae).

When I was a little girl I would catch dandelion seeds and keep them. My mum told me they were fairies. I believed that they were fairies. To this day I still feel that they are, to an extent, a fae of some kind.
In my opinion, the fae spirit is the promise of new life. The dandelion seed is the child of a plant, a baby fae looking for its own home.

A lot of people believe that fae exist within nature, that they are a spirit unlinked to anything else.
I personally believe that fae live within plants. What many people refer to as tree spirits I actually believe are fae. There is something so magical about plants; trees, flowers… They are so beautiful and I believe that the spirits of the fae live within them.

Have you ever sat under a tree and felt like you’re with someone even though you’re completely alone? I believe that feeling is the fae watching over you.

I hope this was interesting for you. Hopefully there will be a couple of posts going up this week, all being well.

For now though, love and light. Brightest blessings.

44 Days of Witchery Challenge: Day 8 – My Favourite Magical Place Outdoors.

So today is day eight of the 44 Days of Witchery Challenge and that is a photograph of a magical place outdoors.

There are a million and one different places I can name, but none really compare to a place that I only discovered recently near my home.

When I take my dog for a walk we normally go down by the river. There are two different routes; one is to go down a bank and then pass by a school, or the other one takes you up to this beautiful secluded woodland and then up to the main road. Normally I go by the school because it leads up to our normal walking route. On Sunday morning, however, I decided to go the other way through the woods.

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My dog and I were strolling along, playing fetch and chase. Then for some reason Ziggy (my dog) stopped and was staring at a magpie sat on a tree. I followed his line of sight and then that is when I saw it.

There was a tree standing proudly before us. Its branches were stretched high like arms, its trunk curvaceous and elegant.

I stared at this tree for what felt like years. I couldn’t stop looking at it. I just wanted to stretch out and touch it (of course, I couldn’t

 because it was on the other side of the river). When I saw the tree I felt like Gaia was there in that forest. Her spirit was within that tree.

Since then I haven’t really been able to get that tree out of my head. I’ve even dreamt about walking the dog and sitting beneath it (a bit sad, I know).

But that’s it. I could have said Stonehenge, the town Robertsbridge, Brighton beach… But the place that I felt within my heart is the forest and that beautiful tree. So for now, have a lovely weekend. Love and light. Blessed Be.

44 Days of Witchery Challenge: Day 6/7 – My Favourite God/The Element of Air

Today is Day 6 of the 44 Days of Witchery challenge. Day 6 should have been Friday, but it has been a very tricky topic for me. It’s the topic of my favourite God.

The problem I have with this topic is that I don’t really have a patron God.

I feel connected to a number of Gods; Dionysus, Helios, Geb, Anubis, Osiris… All of them I feel drawn to, but there isn’t one that I can say really stands out. With the Goddess, it was quite easy. Although I have many Goddesses I honour, there is only one that stands out and that’s Gaia.

So unfortunately, I think I’m going to have to give Day 6 a miss.

We’re going to move on to Day 7, which is the element of air. Air is associated with communication, clearing space and the masculine energy of the Earth. Incense, bells and wind chimes are linked to the element of air. When doing an air spell, the spell works at the pace it needs to. With Earth spells they are very slow and fire spells are very quick. With air and water they go at their own speed.

I hope this was helpful for you. Friday is going to be a much more interesting article; a magical place in nature. If you follow me on instagram you may have already seen the place I’m going to be talking about. For now, love and light, Blessed Be.

44 Days of Witchery Challenge: Day 4 – Picture of the Element of Water

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Brighton Beach 2013. One of the best holidays I’ve had for a while. My trip to Brighton marked the beginning of a new chapter of my life. I had started a job I really loved, I’d rediscovered my faith and I’d started my treatment for my depression.

The element of water is related to cleansing, peacefulness and communication. I feel that at the time of me rediscovering my path, the energy of water was a large part of my life. I was willing to seek help for my depression, I was coming to terms with my life and settling and I was banishing the negativity out of my life. This really started when I left my previous job. As soon as I left there was a snowball of positive things that happened. I cleansed my life of all the bad things that had happened, and what inevitably were going to happen had I stayed at my old job. Given the fact that I was only a few days away from a mental breakdown, I feel like I dodged a bullet leaving my old job.

Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed. Love and light, Blessed Be.