KICKASS WITCH : Putting The "K" In Magick
Do you ever feel like there's a gigantic gap between the way you're living now and the life of your dreams? Do you sometimes wish you could wave a magick wand and all of your problems would just disappear so that you could finally step into the kickass life you know you were meant to lead? I can't promise you that transformation is as easy as waving a magick wand, but I do have quite a few tricks up my sleeve and am more than happy to share them with you here. So, chin up, Gorgeous, stick around and, most importantly... BELIEVE!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

THE RETURN OF THE SOUL : Witches Who Run With The Wolves...

"Ain't gonna work for no soul suckin' jerk. 
I'm gonna take it all back & I ain't sayin' jack..." -Beck

Ah- wise words from a beloved rock star! You go, Beck! 

SOUL-SUCKiNG...

Why do we say that?

I hear this term used most often in relationship to the jobs people do- the jobs they reluctantly (& down right resentfully) do... The Soul-Sucking Job. But- you'll often hear it said in relation to a certain kind of frenemy, hometown, life partner or lover, as well.

One of the ways that Spirit communicates with me is through lyrics. A certain song will "randomly" pop into my head from seemingly out of no where & when this happens- it ALWAYS ties into some challenge I'm having or a psycho-spiritual idea I've been mulling over.

This song popped into my head this morning, right before I sat down to write this post, and not only did it give me pause- it made me laugh. (It's a funny song).

It also made me think. Certain situations, people & things DO seem to have the nasty ability to suck the Soul right out of you.

They leave you feeling dry & brittle, lost & lonely, angry & confused. They disconnect you from yourself- or rather you allow them to disconnect you from yourself.

Nothing can separate you from your Soul without your permission.

And- it is YOUR JOB alone to ensure that your Soul stays close.

You will know your Soul is close when you feel JOY in what you do.

You will know it is near when the people in your life make you feel like dancing and the home you live in sings the most pleasing song, when your work is your pleasure & the love flows freely.

Also...

Your Soul belongs in your Body. That is it's home.   

It does not belong somewhere "out there"- over the rainbow, although, through abuse, neglect & other unfortunate acts of betrayal, we often banish it there... straight to outer space.

Inner space is where the Soul belongs, and it will do it's damndest to let you know- "Hey! It's freezing out here & I want to come home!"

It will poke you, pick at you, cry out your name again & again in an attempt to get your attention, and all you have to do to welcome it back is say YES.

You say YES every time you do something kind for yourself. You say YES every time you light a candle, tidy your room, get a massage or do something really creative & FUN.

Your Soul LOVES to have FUN. It wants to play, and it speaks in myth & metaphor.

This is what I want to convey to you this month. This is what I so want you to understand.

Your life is meant to be a JOY. 

And- calling your Soul back to yourself is the first step in making it so...



As I just shared in the video above- one of the ways I recently called my Soul back to me was in buying my son & myself a kiddie pool...

This seemingly small (& inexpensive!) purchase had a deeply profound effect...

It allowed me to remember who I am by bringing me back into my body, and the body is the Soul's rightful home.

I invite you now to call your own Soul home.

It isn't hard to do. In fact- it is surprisingly simple. 

And- I've created these handy journal prompts to make it that much easier for you...


3 KiCKASS JOURNAL PROMPTS FOR CALLiNG BACK YOUR SOUL : 

1. What lit you up as a child?

2. What were you doing back then that made you feel absolutely free?

3. What can you do NOW to recreate that experience? 


"To take the world into one's arms and act towards it in a soul-filled and 
soul-strengthening manner is a powerful act of wildish spirit.”  
-Clarissa Pinkola Estés




6 comments:

  1. Hehe I love that! Kiddie pools are a blast, they are so reminiscent of summer and just indulging and relaxing, without a care in the world. I've just left a soul sucking job. Amen to that! The soul is coming back piece by piece.

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    1. Wooohoooo!!! So long, Soul Sucking Job!!! Hello Soul Freedom!!!

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  2. I absolutely love this! This video brought tears to my eyes, not just for you and your son (although I can certainly relate as a Mom) but also for where I am in my own journey which seems to be beyond coincidence.I would like to share with you 2 short excerpts I wrote in my journal just yesterday that I feel coincide with the theme for July.

    "Sitting here outside in the grass, listening to the rustling of the leaves, the birds singing and the sun on my face takes me away. It takes me away to when I was 13 living on the 180 acre horse farm. Meandering through the thick forested areas of the property. Walking along the rushing brook and hopping rocks to get to the waterfall where I would sit on the rocks below just sitting in deep contemplation listening to the waterfall watching in awe."

    "I can feel my younger self, my inner child...before all the mess. The young girl who loved to draw, sketch, played the flute, loved calligraphy and wrote short stories. I feel her very strongly today. It's bittersweet. I feel like I am getting old and time is slipping away but at the same time I feel a sense of Joy emerging as I have acknowledged her presence instead of pushing it aside as I usually do. If I could go back is often the strong thought form I often visit. What I am called to do now is to make peace with her and we can now walk hand in hand as I step more into my Joy!"

    1. What lit you up as a child? Music, art, writing, being in nature.

    2. What were you doing back then that made you feel absolutely free? I love being near trees, forests, water, the mountains, the smell of the earth and all the things I mentioned above.

    3. What can you do NOW to recreate that experience? I have begun journaling again, I go out and sit in my backyard under my favorite tree but I am also caring for my body again by what I eat and drink. I also am creating new rituals for myself and a lot of self care. I just bought purple glitter nail polish and painted my toes (something I have not done in YEARS!).

    Thank you for this and I look forward to following your theme for this month!

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    1. Aw... Jennifer. You are an amazing woman. THANK YOU so much for sharing this & adding to the conversation is such a powerful way! -xo

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  3. thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!! I am so grateful for all you do to help us all live our best life, and so grateful that I found you! I know you have changed mine in so many amazing ways. This weeks podcast was just for me, and I needed it so much. My soul has been neglected and screaming for help and now I have direction, which helps me have more energy to do the work!

    What lit me up as a child? Nature! Always, and everything about it.
    Where do I feel most free? Nature! The trees, the smell, the wildflowers and plants that call to me.
    What can I do now? Allow time for myself, to get to the canyon, to be in the trees. I count too! Not just my amazing family that keeps me so busy, but me too. I count. What feeds my soul matters.

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    1. Aw- yay! THANK YOU so much, Cathie! And... Nature. YES. You know I'm with you on that. -xo

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