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.
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.
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.
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.
Oct 2019 #Spiritwork #Domagick Day 2
For the second day of working with our house / land spirits, I offered up tobacco and shared the coffee I was drinking. I also continued with the incense offering and unscripted dialogue, discussing the difficulties we’ve had in finding a certain type of repair service. From there, I moved into a meditation / journey where I concentrated on the borders of our property. Its energy felt scattered, as if it has been undirected for some time. I sensed the land is impatient to be tended, especially in some areas. It was looked after once and longs to be so again.
Our beautiful monster of a rose bush is one such candidate, with arms that reach out in every direction. It’s hardy enough to have spawned a sibling in the neighbor’s yard that is growing wild behind their shed, well over 6 feet high. They don’t seem to care, and I can’t do anything for that particular plant, not that the giant rose bush seems to need much of my help. Our own wild-limbed beauty needs to be looked at before it takes over the whole yard, lovely as the rose bush is. With any luck, some of its rose hips will go into teas this year, and I will get to know the plant on another level, and understand our land yet deeper as well.
When I felt prompted to ask the land spirits about elemental associations they might have (besides the obvious), they indicated a connection to air. It seems I was on the right track with the incense offerings! However, I had thought fire would come up since we have a fire pit in the backyard, but again the neglect shown by the previous owners caused an issue there. The bricks are in need of repair, so rather than the powerspot it could be, it is one needing attention, both physically and spiritually. Again, they impressed their impatience to be looked after. I have a lot of work to do!
Hello again! I’ve been away for several months, wrapped up in the minutiae of a family move. Although I’ve shifted from one apartment to another more times than I care to count, this is our first time buying a home. It took us two attempts, with one offer that fell through, before we found the house we wanted. Now our stuff is mostly unpacked, we and our pets have settled in, and it’s beginning to feel like home.
Still, it remains a little strange. I’ve lived in apartments most of my life, so it is unusual to have anything more than a concrete balcony for a backyard. Now, I have a front and back yard filled with plants, some I have yet to identify. I’ve been focused on those repairs that need to taken care of before winter – another thing that is new to me. The landlord has always taken care of repairs before, and now I am the landlord. Oh anxiety!
But I know it doesn’t have to be that way. When I sit on my back deck in the autumn sunlight, I feel peace in the way I used to only in city parks. Now, I have a tiny patch of green right outside my back door.
I want to get to know the spirit of this land and the house on it. I’ve done this and previous apartments, making offerings to the land-wights / spirits of place, and then meditating on their presence or journeying to meet them in the Middleworld version of the apartment. I plan to do the same with this space over the next 30 days for the Domagick Spiritwork challenge in October.
Today, I started off with a simple incense offering and an unscripted prayer / dialogue with the house. This segwayed into a meditation where I tried to both sense any response and the general nature of the house. Its energy seemed warm and what I would deem generous or giving, even invitational. At least, it felt that way until my partner turned on the TV. Then I lost the shape of the meditation to the noise of the distraction. Even so, I wanted to make my offering in the main room of the home, the heart of the place. I just have to broker better time management tomorrow.