I wanted to write up and share this dream I had about an hour ago as it was intensely powerful. I have been rather stressed all day as we have had workmen here who stayed much later than I hoped (for a total of 8 hours!) and I was pretty bitter that I was unable… Continue reading (Dream) An Evening At A Shrine
Last year I wrote a lot about what Shinto practices I do for New Year so I'm not going to repeat it here and instead I encourage you to read that past post. This year, I'm going to write more of a reflection post on the past year and what I achieved both spiritual and… Continue reading New Year 2018 – My Year At A Glance
Hello everyone! It's been a while since I've updated this blog and I sincerely apologise for that. I've been busy recovering from my surgery and then catching up on work. I'm glad to say that Inari-Okamisama blessed me in huge ways and I have been recovering super well! I'm so grateful for everything I've experienced… Continue reading Wrapping Up The Year
Being a human in a modern society can often be a stressful and taxing endeavor. Our commitment to our work and social lives can result in very little time for ourselves and our relationships to kami. In Shinto it is customary for us to pray and be thankful for our blessings daily and some of… Continue reading Our Parent Inari-Ōkamisama
I hope everyone had an amazing New Year and New Year's Day! For me, I did my offerings and ceremony at 10.30am on New Year's day, praying for good luck and prosperity in 2018. I also prayed on behalf of my friends and partners, who all submitted a prayer slip as mentioned in my previous… Continue reading January Monthly Spiritual Goals
New year has always been special to me in that it represents a new beginning, a releasing of the old and bringing in of the new. Even in the West, new year inspires us to make new years resolutions or goals - even if we rarely stick to them! Of course many people choose to… Continue reading New Year: A Time for New Beginnings
I would like to thank everyone who has been visiting, reading and commenting on my blog this year. I am sorry for the lack of updates and content, especially in the later months and I can't really say anything other than the usual 'life got in the way'. I really want to make a much… Continue reading Update!
Tanabata night (7th July-8th July) I had a very vivid dream in which I found a small shrine inside a children's playground. The playground itself seemed to be rather old with paint peeling off the animal characters, the old playground painted in pastel shades of pink, purple, yellow and green. The shrine itself had a… Continue reading Kami of the Sky
Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus! Happy St. David's Day! March 1st is the national day of my home country, Wales! Although this is not a Pagan holiday, it is a holiday that is very important and special to me as a Welsh person, and so I thought I'd write a little about it here! Who Was… Continue reading Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus!
Recently I read a particularly inspiring post called 'Devotional tips for those with chronic illnesses and limited energy' by Michelle at Northern Tamarisk. It really helped me remember that I am certainly not alone with chronic illness and it also encouraged me to write about my own illnesses and how I deal with it interfering with my… Continue reading My Faith and Chronic Illness