Oct 2019 #Spiritwork #Domagick Day 12

Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving this weekend. The exact day varies depending on your family, with some ending up with multiple turkey extravaganzas from Saturday till Monday. That’s a lot of bird! My family avoids the poultry and steers towards vegetarian recipes instead. That doesn’t mean this holiday isn’t about us spending time together and giving thanks for what we have. After years of wishing, we’re very grateful to have our own home.

I’m taking the house sprite’s advice to balance work with pleasure today, and will keep my efforts around the property to some light cleaning. The main plan is to enjoy an afternoon of spooky movies with the clan. When I touched base with the house spirit this morning, its energy seemed a tad more chaotic than it does during the weekdays. I’ve noticed this trend whenever more people are in the house. It doesn’t seem upset, simply stirred up (excited?) by the presence of more people.

I tried to ask the house sprite how it it preferred that we show it our appreciation, but the response I received was not what I expected. I wanted a concrete answer: what incense to use, or whether I should go out an find certain adornments… That kind of thing. What I received was a wave of affection – and the feeling that we should share such we each other and the house. No more than that. It makes sense, but it was far more simple than I’d predicted.


Oct 2019 #Spiritwork #Domagick Day 11

My congestion cleared — and, with it, my ability to communicate with the house sprite. Today, I concentrated on our home as opposed to the land around it, and asked the house sprite how it felt about the new residents.

The house appreciates our eye for progress. It likes that we want to maintain what works but also make changes that will update and even improve how it functions. However, it pointed out that it enjoys ours offerings too. I shouldn’t view these as extras or indulgences on top of our regular hard work. Those moments act as vital points of connection and should not be ignored as I move forward. Both must be kept up in equal measure for a content house spirit.

Moreover, the sprite cautioned I shouldn’t given into my anxiety and work all the time. I should make an effort to enjoy what the house is for instead: fun and family. These aren’t extras but necessities. Again, it’s a balance I must be mindful of going forward.

Under the Weather

Oct 2019 #Spiritwork #Domagick Day 10

Ha! Perhaps I shouldn’t have taken a day off! An autumn cold deadened my energy this morning and made it more difficult to connect with the house sprite. I tried to ask how it felt about us rather than our work here, but couldn’t get through to it. My meditation went round in circles, with the sprite just out of reach. I’ll try again tomorrow, hopefully less congested and more refreshed.

Day Off

Oct 2019 #Spiritwork #Domagick Day 9

The house and land sprites indicated they need time to adjust and recover after major changes. Today I plan to take their lead and keep my “housework” to a minimum, spiritually and physically. I simply made my offerings, said a brief prayer, and left them alone. I’ll concentrate on a hobby this afternoon, and some time to myself.

Sore and Recovering

Oct 2019 #Spiritwork #Domagick Day 8

After making my offerings to the house and land sprites this morning, I checked in to see how they felt about yesterday’s efforts. Truthfully, I was anxious about the sheer amount of tree limbs trimmed way and tiny creatures uprooted during the yard work. Although it’s all for the good of our home, I couldn’t help but be aware of the ecosystem I’d trampled.

Their reaction was mixed. They appreciated our hard work, how we stuck with it until the task was finished even when we got tired. Despite that, they are sore today and recovering. The front yard’s energy seems fixated on rebuilding this morning. (What is still awake, that is. Much is slowing down with the coming snows.) I sense no anger or urging for us to stop, but I’ll continue to be sensitive to what I’m uprooting in the future.

Pink Poppies

Oct 2019 #Spiritwork #Domagick Day 7

Spotting a new plant in my front yard hinted I’m on the right track with the land spirits. I was feeling off today, unsure if I was on the correct footing with my work with them. However, when I returned from picking up some new supplies for the house, I spied a bright pink poppy growing along our front walk. We haven’t planted any of these flowers and neither had the previous owners. From what I can see, nearby neighbors haven’t grown any, either, so the seed must have blown from some way before it sprouted up. I simply didn’t recognize the flower before it bloomed. Still, there it was, waiting when I got home: the unofficial symbol of our family. It gave me quite the grin, especially when I noticed the plant was ready to send out two other flowers, three in total for the three of us. It definitely encouraged me in my work for the afternoon. So, after offerings, back to the yard work and practical efforts around the house!

Nameless Spirits

Oct 2019 #Spiritwork #Domagick Day 6

This morning’s spiritwork started with offering coffee, tobacco, and incense to the house. The sun finally made an appearance as I told the wight about my plans for the day. From there, I passed into a light meditation, asking it how I could better tune into the land and its spirits this week. What I heard it seems repetitive at this point, but reassuring. I just need to make time and take the effort. However, when I try to reach out for names and faces, it seems like I’m forcing the issue. I feel as if trying to anthropomorphize something that doesn’t need it or doesn’t want that. Perhaps I’m the one who needs such a box for reference sake alone.

This Sunday afternoon will be spent working round the house and taking care of errands. Despite yesterday’s labors, we still have trim back the yard before winter, besides a few other things. So, from spiritwork I move to physical work again.

Practical Work

Oct 2019 #Spiritwork #Domagick Day 5

Weekends equal family time in my household. Everyone comes home on Saturday and Sunday, but that doesn’t necessarily mean we get to rest and relax. Every weekend we manage to cross off a list of household chores and errands that always seems as long as my arm. The work feels a little different this month because the chores contribute to a place we own rather than a rental property. I’ve dedicated today to practical work with the house and its sprite: figuring out how to get the gutters cleaned, picking up some last minute gardening items, finishing up a repair… I add sweat equity to my incense offering and prayer this morning, deepening my connection to the house wight through physical labor.

Responsibility and Persistence

Oct 2019 #Spiritwork #Domagick Day 4

Yesterday, it was my schedule which kept my work with the house and land spirits short. Today, it was my energy level. I felt a tad under the weather, so it was more difficult to apply myself to the task of meditation than usual.

Despite this, the house urged me to be responsible and to continue to make regular time for connection. Even though it seems eager to be worked with, it pointed out that this is a relationship with two parties. The subtleties of the house’s message won’t be heard if someone doesn’t go out of their way to make an effort to listen. The spots of neglect left by the previous owners prove that.

When I asked how I could be sure I’ll a land or house spirit was present when I sought connection, I was again struck by warm, invitational energy. It seems I just have to keep trying, at least in this case. Moreover, the more I work with the house, the more I love it, regardless of whether the work is spiritual or physical. Thankfully, that ends up as highly beneficial for both parties.

A Quick Coffee

Oct 2019 #Spiritwork #Domagick Day 3

Today, for my spirit work I was short of time so I simply sat with the house. I didn’t ask it any questions or press it for information. I simply talked to it and shared my coffee and tobacco. Since one of my cats decided that was the time to meow his head off, I also decided to formally introduce my pets to the property. I indicated I want to meet any creatures that might also live on the land, just like the plant spirits. It was a quiet time out before a busy morning.