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Offerings to the Kindred in the 21st Century

As I grow in my Shamanic Practice, with Teaching, Conference Workshops, and Group and Individual Healings, I reflect back, and give thanks to my Community and my Kindred.

One of my favorite ways to "give thanks" is by making offerings.

A really wise friend spoke about how Energy follows where money is spent (I'm paraphrasing of course). Really great offerings can be created from something in Nature, food & drink, arts & crafts, Poems, Songs, etc. However, for those of us whose creativity manifests in a different way, or serious time constraints, there are Donations as Offerings!

For my Kindred, I follow a Druid Path, and honor the Ancestors, the Nature Spirits/Spirits of Place, and the Shining Ones (deities).

Nature Spirits/Spirits of Place:

I enjoy certain Non-Profit Organizations, such as the Ocean Conservancythe Sierra Clubthe Nature Conservancy, and others. I set up a monthly donation, and dedicate it to the Spirits.

Ancestors:

I enjoy the "Silent Supp…

Rune Journeys

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On June 28th, I traveled to Thor's Hollow for an All-Day Workshop on the Elder Futhark Runes.

I've worked with the Runes for many years (since completing the Dedicant Program, as part of  ADF Druidry, back in 2005-6). I was first drawn to them when reading many Norse & Old Germanic myths, and of all of the different Divination systems (i.e., Tarot, I Ching, Bones, etc.), this one works the most accurately for me.

The Runes are used for Divination, Magic, and Medicine/Healing. In this Workshop, led by the glorious and powerful Laurel Mendes, each of the 24 Runes was discussed, along with their symbology in each of the Rune poems. Additionally, Laurel was able to discern additional truths of each rune, through her years of experience in using them in Healing and Divining for others (and UPG, too).

After a few hours of lecture, and a delicious Family-Style lunch, Laurel took the participants on a large Pathworking through Midgard, to Journey to each of the Runes.

We were told…