Sunday, September 23, 2012

Daily Ritual

A little over three years ago, when my life completely changed, and I do mean completely, doing a daily ritual kept me going. Some days when I was very ill my practice was simply lighting a candle with the prayer:

North, South
East and West
May all within the Circle of my heart Be Blessed.

It also corresponds beautifully with signing an equilateral cross from Third Eye to Heart Chakra to just above the left shoulder, then right shoulder, enclosing all four points with a deosil circle parallel before your body. End with hands clasped in prayer position over the Heart or Third Eye.

I list what I'm grateful for that day, opening my hands into an open V as I end my ritual with
So Mote it Be.

Teo Bishop's piece for the autumnal equinox in yesterday's Huffington Post describes the ease and benefits a daily ritual gives. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did, and that you too experience the bright blessings of daily practice.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Mabon - a Savory Sabbat

Celebrating this season's Sabbat of balance and harvest is the perfect day to start a batch of Adventures of a Gluten Free Mom's Worscestershire sauce...after a breakfast, second breakfast, then elevensies of Savoy Scones for Hobbit Day.

Part of the fun is tossing ingredients into a sauce pot, and more ingredients, then still more! Simmer 10 minutes, add a final ingredient, simmer again, then pour it all into a hinged glass top mason jar with rubber seals. Remeber glass top for vinegar-based mixes or use a piece of wax paper between the jar and metal lid to prevent corrosion.

Here's the recipe link:

Want to make it vegan? Simple, delete the anchovy.
Today's bit of kitchen witchery will be ready to annoint grilled elk steaks on Samhain. Plus it solves the dilema of making allergen free condiments, marinades and sauces that include Worcestershire sauce; which seems to be 90% of the options from pre-allergy life. Now if someone would leave a zuchinni or three on my doorstep....