Thursday, October 11, 2007

On vacation!

hummingwitch is on vacation--yay!!!--and will return to the Net sometime in early November. See you all then!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

The Unpath

My remarkable colleague Hyperion-- who inspired me to launch this blog--calls his teachings and his podcast The Unnamed Path. What we have here at hummingwitch is more like The Unpath.

I'm going to assume that your life is fairly similar to what mine has become and that, despite the best intentions, you are multi-tasking to the max and your Madge-ick has to fit into that somehow. Your meditations would not be recognized as such by gurus, and your channeling is more like an open-ended, ongoing and highly informal conversation. Despite the customary instructions to reserve and use magickal tools only for magick, you use Madge-ickal tools--that is, whatever comes to hand--for, well, whatever.

I just want you to know that that's all okay. I understand. And it's really more than okay. It's quantum hoodoo. Carry on!

Yesterday, I spent a few hours in the presence of other people who love dance and the wilderness, experiencing a novel combination of the two. We visited a beautiful, wild area in the midst of the city, on the border of Brooklyn and Queens, and picked our way through the forest to a little clearing where we sat on the dusty-dry, leaf-strewn earth and watched three women dancers engage with their environment, as intimate with it as forest animals. I thought then, as I'm thinking now, that Unpath is what it's all about. How can we become so finely sensitive to and steeped in Spirit that we really don't have to do anything out of the ordinary?

Be Madge-ickal today. Be ordinary.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Mirror, the wall?

You're on the bus or subway, checking the particular gleam of your latest lipgloss or flicking an invisible speck out of your eye. Or so it seems.

In reality, you're doing quantum hoodoo Madge-ick, and no one has to be the wiser.

Make friends with your pocket mirror. Rediscover your Inner Narcissus. You're going to be looking at your reflection, every now and then, and it will appear to all the world that you are simply a very vain (or very insecure) individual.

Use this mirror gazing to:

1. mentally send your lunar self powerful words of affirmation or infusions of energy (e.g., Reiki or other symbols), or

2. mentally send your spirit guides expressions of love, words of thanks or requests for assistance or information.

As you gaze at your face, you might find that your lunar self will make your features change in subtle ways. One of your guides might overlap your energy and make an appearance in a similar fashion, perhaps slightly or dramatically altering your expression or seeming to float in front of your face in a flash. You might not see anything at all but, instead, have feelings or sudden impressions of information.

It's all a matter of your intention. Are you really smoothing your hair back into place? Or are you secretly asking for help with the critically-important presentation you're about to give? Your firm, focused intention will make this mirror madge-ick work.