Its been almost two months since I last wrote on my blog. And I've attempted to write twice on it since them. Something always came up from finishing. I still have them saved as drafts; in case I want to post them again.
I've been very stagnant and lacking motivation in just about everything. Which has led me to be down and out with myself. However this past week I've tried little things, here and there to pull me out. I started exercising and started working on my crafts again. However, I still have my reclusive moments.
I celebrated Summer Solstice with friends. They're are part of a coven and from time to time they invite me to participate. I had a lovely time as I always do. The focus of this ritual was on the recent catastrophe that has plagued the Gulf of Mexico. We all made lovely witch's ladders to join our energies together.
With all my down in the dumps emotions, this was quite uplifting and decided to create an Gulf Healing Altar. I've been wanting to do an ocean altar but didn't know how I wanted to put it together and this was a lovely opportunity to do so.
I'm very happy on how it turned out. In fact, I think its beautiful. I'm really happy with how it looks.
Unfortunately I didn't have any Gulf water with me. It's been a while since I've gone to Florida's West Coast. I have fresh water here with seashells; envisioning clear waters again for our Gulf. Below my jar I have petitions for Cymoploeia, Delphin, Thaumus and Pontos.
Here I have sand and shells with a petition to Psamanthe for our beaches.
Of course I can't forget Poseidon. In front of the candle I placed my witch's ladder along with my shell necklace. I also placed shells on the shelf.
I also petitioned to my patroness, Artemis. I try to keep abreast of the situation as much as I can handle. I can't bare to see what all these animals are going through and the emotional toll that its taking on those trying to help those that can't help themselves. I do hope this will end soon but the outcome of this pain will probably be worse.