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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Turning it all around ...

Turn what around exactly? Well, my dear friends, the events that have occurred over this past most stressful week have been, to say the very least, faith-testing! I have been literally attacked by many folks of my own community (yes sadly, I am speaking of some of my "tolerant" fellow Wiccans) who felt the need to have labeled me many horrible things of which I am most certainy NOT! I shall not re-hash the entire story here on my blog and I will spare you all the ugly details. As with everyone, my views are my own and thankfully are shared by many of my close,  more open-minded Wiccan friends dare I say. Let's just say that the events were so bad that I almost had to delete my Facebook account because of them. The only reason I decided not to is because of the very sweet and kind followers of my blogs who e-mailed me expressing their sadness and that they would miss my blog posts and me very much! I am joined with NetworkedBlogs which is linked to my Facebook. Had I deleted my Facebook account, my followers would have also disappeared from my blogs as would their access. To them, I express my very heart-felt and appreciative "THANK YOU" and I will gladly keep my Facebook open for them and only them. I truly love you all, my friends!  ;-)  (BTW, anyone who happens to be curious about my personal feelings on the election results, all you need to do is visit Robin's awesome blog, "Wiccan Writes" and read the comment section of her latest post about the two old gentlemen having a post-election fuss ~ LOL! GREAT post, Robin! Thank you!)

That being said, I have decided that I need a huge pick-me-up!! And so, I have made up my mind to break tradition this year at my house and begin decorating a tad early for Yule this year. Yes, you heard me right! Instead of putting out my Yule decorations on Black Friday as I usually do, I am getting a big head start this weekend. I truly need a change in mood and atmosphere and I believe this will certainly help do the trick!


  1. Kim, sending more hugs! I don't have and never have had a facebook account. Your experience reinforces my choice!
    Thanks for the shout-out. I would love people to read your comment.
    Your Yule altar looks gorgeous, and I am glad it is giving you some comfort and a boost!!
    I am disappointed in our fellow Wiccans who would be so cruel.

  2. I'm so sorry that happened to you! For the most part, Pagans are a very close and accepting community. Like everyone else we have our bad apples, though, which can make things really difficult.

    Don't let the 'Witchier-than-thous' get to you. Everyone has their ideas about religion; the important thing is what works best for you. As long as you are true to yourself and your calling and you are spiritually nourished by your faith, that's what matters.

    The rest is no one else's dang business.

  3. I have no idea what you are talking about, Kim. I guess I missed all the drama. Anyway, I'm glad you resolved the issue and are starting to feel better. Remember the old saying; "sticks and stones can break my bones, but words will never hurt me." I know that words can hurt, but only as much as you allow them to. It's not so much what happens to us in life that matters, as how we react to what happens to us. OX Hugs and Purrs, Sandy and the kitties

  4. Thanks, Sandy. But to tell you the truth, you really didn't miss anything. I had a major issue with a few very opinionated Wiccans on my Facebook page, but thankfully no one save for one person who follows my blogs. I haven't posted anything about this previously here and nor will I again. Your words are true and very wise, my dear friend!

    Many Blessings to you and the kitties,


  5. Yikes ... sorry to hear about all your troubles ... I just stay away from any discussions with the far right as I am a flaming progressive and would love it if the Green Party got really big ... but that's me. I just want to keep my energy positive ... which is hard because I'm so emotional. I am so sorry for your discomfort ... it's really best to keep with the like minded folks who want peace, love, equality, kindness and compassion and any other good vibes out there ... at least that's true for me ... gone are the days of discussion ... things have gotten way too crazy out there. But, I wish you Love and Happiness always (as always).

  6. No matter where one goes the 'one-true-wayers' eventually raise their heads, sadly. It has far less to do with you personally than it does with the fears and insecurities filling their heads.

    Having said that, I'm sending you warm hugs and a belly laugh or two. Beautiful Yule alter btw!

  7. I'm sorry you have had issues. I have stepped away from Facebook a lot over the last few months. It's even caused arguments between my husband and I! It's just not worth it! I love your blog, it's one of my favorites. Your altar is gorgeous!

  8. I am so sorry there has been so much bad and negative energy around you lately...Although I love Facebook because it keeps me in contact with friends that have moved away and my family I don't live near, it seems like people take advantage of it and use it as a tool to hurt and judge!

    I am sending positive thoughts and hugs your way!

    -Ashlee Michelle