It’s hard for me to express the feeling of being in the presence of a Goddess while you are in her land. Everywhere on the Big Island of Hawai’i, you feel the Goddess Pele, she’s in all of the landscape, the language, and the people.
So far, I have letting myself just enjoy being here. I haven’t sent a lot of time over thinking things while I have been here. It’s been good to just relax and enjoy all that Pele has to offer. In thanks for her welcoming us to her island, I left her an offering up at her primordial playground, the active volcano.
I will be leaving the island in just a couple of days. I will miss this island once I do but it’s left me totally reset and ready to take on new things and renew my commitments to others. I have a directly for my Priestess practice and how I plan to offer my services not only to my gods but to my community. More about that to come in the next couple of weeks.
I had hoped to blog more while I was on vacation but I just got so swept up in activities. I saw sea turtles, went surfing, hiked volcanoes, and explored mountains. Tonight, I will go to see the stars. Not a bad way to finish up my holiday in the sun.
It’s the day after New Year’s day and I am going to be doing some magical housekeeping before I leave on my trip to Hawaii. Cleaning your home at the start of the new year is great way to put both your mind at ease after a hectic holiday season and get you started on the right foot for the following year.
Have you ever heard the expression, “Messy bed, messy head,”? You can extend that to your house and home. The more out of order your living environment is, the more out of order you are. If you can keep your home clean, it will extend to you, your mind, and your spirit. It will allow you to give yourself space to do the things that you love.
Along with my normal housekeeping, I will also be cleansing my home of last year’s energies. One of my covenmates said that they can still feel the energy from my ex in my home. I think my home has been overdue for some cleansing for a long time, we also haven’t put up an official protections for the house. Since my coven and I have been using my place as the Covenstead the last three years, it might be a good plan to put up some protection for the place.
I want to get all of my clean up finished before I leave on my trip this Saturday. I will be on the Big Island of Hawaii for the majority of January, so I want a clean home when I get back. I am looking forward to this trip though. I started planning it last June and we are finally going. Hard to believe that it’s been seven months of planning in the works. I have all of my gear ready for the trip and now it’s just a process of figuring out what I need to pack away.
I will be going up to the volcano one of the day’s while I am on Hawaii and I will be making an offering to Pele. She’s a powerful creation and destruction Goddess that I have admired for a long time. I am looking forward to learning more about her while on I on the island.