Monday, May 16, 2011

Magical Mommy Mondays

It's a Full Moon tonight, and let me tell you, I'm in no mood.  I've got nothing planned.  Usually the girls and I enjoy doing something together, but tonight I just can't.  So, I'm going to light a candle and some incense and just meditate a bit.
For Full Moon Celebrations with the girls, we make it simple.   We have a circle with cookies and milk, and it always ends up being this time where we talk, make plans, and enjoy the feel of the night together.  I'm kind of sad I don't have more energy.  But then, I think Liam is calling upon a lot, and I'm going to let him have it.  Have I mentioned that there's just 9 1/2 weeks until D-Day, if I go that long?  Woot!

As a Christian Mom, I was taught to find the Sacred in the mundane.  But the truth is that I have continued to do that, even now.  Why shouldn't we  find that in whatever path we take?  If one Pagan idea of Magic is to channel energy into bringing change to the world, then doing it through Motherhood seems especially powerful (though maybe a kind of long and somewhat unpredictable spell).  I don't see Magic as...fancy or all in the ritual or the words.  Magic can be and often is, in the small things.  The kissed knees, the bedtime stories, the meals, the snuggles, the lessons, and the hard things too. I pour my prayers for my kiddos, my energy, and my love into all of those things.

So, I'm thinking I'll take Monday's and try to write about the Magic of Motherhood.  While I may feel large, uncomfortable, and more than a little awkward at the moment, I'm most definitely feeling magical as well.


  1. I love the idea of having a little circle with your girls and having cookies and milk. :) That would make it that much more special. We are all lacking energy yesterday and everyone around me was edgy...not sure what caused the moodiness...hmmmmm

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  2. I'm sorry, but I am confused when you refer to yourself as a Christian mother when everywhere on your blog has pagan things. I grew up Christian (now an atheist) and my parents were very anti-magic and against celebrating nature. Do you mind explaining to me how you consider yourself Pagan AND Christian? I was of the understanding that they are complete opposites and can't be meshed.

  3. Emily, I was taught things as a Christian mom. That is no longer the path that I follow, but many of the things I learned as a Christian are applicable regardless of my spiritual path. Things like finding the sacred in the mundane, or the power and responsibility of Motherhood.

    So, one answer is that I don't consider myself both Christian AND Pagan. The other answer is that, while mainstream Christianity doesn't believe the two can be meshed, I don't have any trouble believing that they can.

    If you'd like to understand, from a Pagan perspective, how the two can coexist, there's this article:

  4. when I realize that "all acts of love and pleasure are My rituals" includes simple things like time with my daughter, a homecooked meal from my partner as well as more bawdy interpretations ;) I was raised Christian and have been openly Pagan since I was 19 (I am 32 now).


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