Hi Dear Hearts,
April has been shaping up in the most dynamic of ways… there’s still a strong theme of “boundaries” that I’m sensing, and yet, the energetic markers have shifted for me; perhaps they have for you as well. March was fiery and emboldened and declarative. I felt myself step into a more warrior-esque roll, and it was empowering to do so. Although that Warrior Spirit has continued through this first week of April, I’ve noticed it’s tempered itself with something more robust and stable. Equanimitous. The underlying defensiveness (reminiscent of the 7 of Wands: high alert, awaiting the inevitable onslaught) has been replaced with a confident composure. A deeply rooted knowing that the established boundaries are in fact, impenetrable because of the discipline— a conscious choosing to engage clearly— in that energetic establishment. Fear has been replaced with Trust. And this has allowed for an entirely new level of expansiveness. And I must say, it’s glorious.
Have you granted yourself permission to fully embody your Truth? Have you decisively declared to your Self who you know yourself to be, and who you will no longer pretend to be? Have you dropped the facade and the pretense? If so, perhaps you’re feeling a new sense of clarity and liberation as well. Perhaps you’re finding amidst the energetic, miasmic chaos of the collective consciousness, there’s an established rhythm that naturally syncopates with your thoughts and deeds. Maybe it’s a spring in your step… maybe it’s a quieting of your mind… maybe it’s an eagerness to greet the dawn, or sleeping more restfully at night. Maybe it’s the smile that tugs at the corners of your mouth in a knowing way, because finally, you simply Are. I hope so.
For me, it has been all of those, and more. More laughter. More baking. More adventures. More spring cleaning. More candles. More “yeses”. More grace. More magic. It has lead me to (unintentionally) reprioritize and recalibrate.
In an effort to expand Ripple & Knot I convinced myself I needed to be consumed. All or nothing. I found myself spreading my work about— both physically and energetically— in an effort to distract myself from dissatisfaction in other areas of my life, which led to the ever-imposing dissatisfaction with work. Everything became spread-too-thin. Everything became messy, hectic, and uninspired. As a solo mama, working every. single. night from 7pm to midnight, only to be up with the sun to tend to my family was… exhausting, to put it mildly. And it was causing resentment across the board. I started saying “no”. When I started being fed up, when I started enacting clear boundaries (instead of simply declaring them) something shifted. Everything shifted. I immediately informed my students that I was shifting my work calendar. I posted on social media platforms my new schedule availability for client sessions (which I’ll share at the end of this posting) and I announced I’d be making a presence on Patreon. Which initially seemed insane, reducing ones workload because it’s taxing, only to turn around and seemingly increase it, seems more than slightly illogical, I know… bear with me. It’s been liberating.
What is important to me, what I’m passionate about is inspiring others to empower themselves. Through mundane and magical means. I love to write, and as much as I adore blogging, sharing my thoughts and opportunities with you, here, there is so-much-more in the moment I want to engage y’all with, and quite frankly, Facebook isn’t the place to do it. I can’t “teach” there. The algorithms don’t allow for it. With over 800 followers on Facebook, my posts reach on average, 43 people. That’s right: 43. Patreon is an entirely different beast. Which means I have four media platforms to connect with y’all that are vastly different energetically, esthetically, and in essence (content).
This newsletter, “Monday Musings” will continue to be my community bulletin board with updates on events and classes, my calendar, and projected availabilities. A space for me to share about the seasons and the Sabbats, and how The Wheel impacts our lives, as well as other sweeping energetic influences. Facebook will continue to be a solid portal… with quick updates, quips, last minute openings, and the fastest (for the moment) platform to message me. Instagram will be the first place I share new supplies, tools, and ritual items to be listed in the Emporium. Where I share images of my work, my altar, my spiritual life. If you love the visuals and my personal aesthetic, you’ll enjoy following me on Instagram, most.
Patreon. Patreon will be where I delve deep. Where I present my content. If you’re wanting articles, in-depth insights, divinatory weekly forecasts, tips on astrology, tarot, mindfulness, and magic, guided meditations, energy workings, and robust Q&A sessions: find me on Patreon. I’m bursting at the seams with wisdom to share, and I fully believe this is the platform to present it on.
Patreon is tiered. You can go to my page and access public content, for free. (Some of the public content I do cross-post on Facebook, but not all of it.) Or, you can choose to become a patron (for any amount you’d like… it’s a monthly agreement, without any obligation) and you’ll get more content. I suggest contributing the amount of a cuppa, and enjoying one, while you peruse the page. If you’re loving what I’m sharing, you can opt to enter other Rewards Tiers. Each tier adds more, specific content, and each of these tiers gifts you a “reward”, above and beyond what’s to be found on the site alone. They’re each limited to a certain number of patrons, keeping the community closely linked, and energetically manageable, for me. What are the Rewards Tiers?
Light Work. Lightwork is the energy-healing tier. Each week you’ll be added to a Remote Reiki Circle, as well as receive regular tips and tools for mindfulness practices, meditation, and breathwork.
Musings. Musings is the contemplative tier. in addition to receiving what’s listed for Light Work, you’ll also receive: a monthly note via snail-mail with an Oracle Card (original art by me), plus a journaling prompt to support and inspire. You’ll get regular writing prompts, my own personal mystical musings, Divinatory community readings, astrology blips, and mindfulness tips. As well as regular Q&As.
Magic. Magic is the spell-weaving tier. All the benefits of Light Work and Musings, plus each month you’ll receive a mini-spell kit or candle, and instructions to perform your own magic at home; as well as dark and full moon mini-rituals. You’ll also receive regular tips, quips, creative how-tos of the occult-kind, and regular metaphysical Q&A sessions.
Mentorship. Mentorship is for those who want more, one on one. In addition to all the rewards included in the previous tiers, you’ll receive two 45min coaching sessions with me, via Skype, each month.
It’s simply another way to connect, deeper. I love that you can choose when Patreon notifies you, like when I make a posting. So you don’t have to be “glued” to another social media site, but instead can click-thru when it suits you. Currently I’m posting about 5-7 times a week, to various tier levels. I encourage you to check it out, www.patreon.com/rippleandknot and see for yourself. Poke around, read what’s been posted already, and if you experience gratitude for the sharing, let me know, and commit to $5 a month. If it doesn’t resonate, that’s okay, too. I think it will. So far I’m getting great response, lots of feedback, and doing my best to tailor my work to meet the needs of y’all. I’d like to hear what you think.
Thank you for reading this far. Thank you for being enthused about my work; I am! Thank you for being a part of this budding community, dear Hearts. Without you, my work would be fruitless.
In gratitude and grace,