The Dirt Witch Chronicles

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No, The Path You Are Considering Won’t Work!

It’s been a long time since I’ve written here on my blog.  But, after a weekend discussion with my husband about my options for getting out of the 9 to 5 working world and do something more meaningful yet less time intensive.  He suggested giving readings for a living since I was so good at them 15 years ago.  Well, according to tonight’s cards, “No, the path you are considering won’t work!”  You will not make enough money to cover all your expenses and you are being way to naive to believe you could!

Here are the cards using a yes/no reading:

  • Ten of Pentacles, reversed.
  • Six of Cups, reversed
  • The Star
  • Princess of Pentacles, reversed
  • King of Wands, reversed
  • The Fool, reversed

Explanation:

I think the cards are saying that there won’t be enough of an income to cover my expenses and any lump sums of money that I may be fantasizing about will not manifest.  (10 of Pentacles and Princess of Pentacles) Many years ago I also had this idea to live off the income from readings.  (Six of Cups) And now it appears that I am glamorizing that idea and maybe exaggerating just how good my readings really were.  I mean, if they were so great, why didn’t I stick with it?  Why didn’t those clients come back again and tell all their friends about it?

Besides that, I haven’t actually pictured myself being successful at giving readings.  (The Star) IF that is truly what I want to do with my life, then I must visualize it and feel a passion for it.  Hmm. There’s a hint.  I don’t really feel a passion for giving readings.  That would be my husband’s idea and he is also the one who keeps telling me that I am the most accurate psychic he’s ever met!  While that comment makes me feel good, it is very biased and based on the fact he hasn’t met all that many.

Back to the reading.  The princess of Pentacles and the King of Wands could represent me and my husband.  I’ve never been known to keep money for long and he’s never been know to be able to follow a plan.  Another meaning could be bad news about finances or one of us may lose a job.  And that one of us may just be him.  (He is part-time right now and there has been a huge decrease in work availability.)

And then the last card.  The Fool Reversed.  I am not looking at the reality of our situation.  As we currently live, there is no way that I can make enough money by myself, at my regular job, let alone doing readings, to cover all of our expenses.

Take away/message

So what do I take away from this reading?  I really do have a good job right here.  I’m good at it and I can visualize myself in this position, making money, for at least another year or two.  (The Star.)

And financially we are doing ok at the moment, but there are no large sums of money in reserve to cover anything should something catastrophic happen.  Again, that goes back to needing to stay where we are until those reserves can be built.  (Ten of Pentacles & Princess of Pentacles).

Emotionally I need to do my best to suck it up.  In the past I glamorized my future by believing that I would someday be able to retire and still have all the luxuries I have now.  According to these cards, (Six of Cups and the Fool Reversed), I would be really stupid to believe that I have the kind of time it will take to build the kind of nest egg I will need to get me through 20 to 30 years of not working.

Musings

So, when a witch gets tired of working for a living and just wants to be free to do what she pleases, how does she make enough money to pay for it?  Readings can’t cover everything.  Even growing and selling herbs won’t cover much.  I guess the key is to reduce expenses as quickly as possible.  Cut everything back so we are living on just one income and the other person’s income goes directly into savings.  Don’t incur any new debt and maybe after a year or two we will have enough money to buy a piece of property without a loan.  Something with a decent place to live with lots of off-grid amenities.

I can only hope that our health will allow us to fulfill this dream of mine!  We aren’t very young any more and that’s only going to get worse!

Thank you for reading.

DragonHawk

Many changes so far in 2016!

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2016 has brought many changes to my life.  Changes that I wasn’t really expecting.  Honestly, I thought 2016 was going to look a lot like 2015.  You know, work, eat, sleep, and do it all over again tomorrow.  Well, that’s not the way things are happening this year!

First, my employers made a decision about where they wanted to move the office and when it was going to happen!  It took the first 4 months of 2016 to get all the details lined out and the new office constructed to their liking, but we have finally moved in!  Is this a positive move?  Absolutely!  It means that I am the Office Manager for a company this is actively growing!  And our office is big enough to qualify, at least in my world, as an exercise opportunity!  We are located on the second floor of a building and spans one city block.  So walking to the break room and back to my office to get a cup of coffee is increasing my exercise goals!  Yippee!

Another positive thing about the move is that I no longer have my back to the main entrance of the office!  I’m actually clear at the other end of the building, can’t even see the door from my desk, but I’m still the one who has to answer the doorbell when people come to visit!  Ah well, another plus for the exercise!

The second big change happened to my son.  He had been living with his girlfriend of over 5 years when their relationship hit the rocks.  My son went into a deep depression while his girlfriend packed all their things and left.  She at least gave me all of his things since he was in the hospital so he didn’t lose everything.  He just lost her.  She had been is anchor, his rock, and his only support system.  And now she was done.  After a few weeks in the mental health system, he decided to move out of state to live with a friend who has suffered many of the same issues he’s had.  So far, living in another state, away from all the memories of life here seems to be working for him.  At least, I hope it is!  As his mom, I just want him to be happy, safe and loved.

My third big change concerns my daughter.  She is the baby of my family but she is no longer a baby!  She has a partner and two kids of her own!  And the good news is that she and her family have moved to a small town that is within 30 minutes of me!  They used to be about 3 1/2 hours away!  Of course, my husband and I had a LOT to do with helping them get moved!  But that’s beside the point.  The point is, my baby had moved back home and is now close enough for me to have the opportunity to get to know at least two of my grand children!  change wordle

And it’s not quite the end of May yet.  I have no idea what other changes the universe may have in store for me this year.  But I hope it’s not too many more!  I like my routine.  It’s safe!

There is another change occurring.  This one is about me.  Me and getting older.  When I was younger, I was very skinny.  It was hard for me to put on enough weight to keep me warm.  My doctor once told me, when I complained about my tail bone hurting whenever I sit for any length of time, to eat more ice-cream and fatty foods.  He said I needed to gain weight.  So I did.  I LOVE ice-cream and fatty foods!  I love food!  But I still couldn’t gain the weight.  Then I turned 40.  Suddenly my clothes started getting too tight and it was getting harder to breathe.  I went from 120 lbs up to 135 lbs.  Wow!  I was actually filling out in all the right places!  Finally I felt like a girl complete with curves!  (My husband however thought I was getting fat.  He didn’t like the changes.)

When I was 45 I quit smoking.  You know what happens when you quit smoking?  You find things to put in your mouth that aren’t cigarettes.  Like cookies, and other “bad for you” snacks!  I gained more weight.  Then we moved to Colorado and I got homesick.  So homesick I ended up really depressed.  I put on more weight.  And other health issues started appearing on a regular basis too.

Now, I am 51.  I weigh 170 to 175 lbs.  I can’t seem to find clothes that not only fit comfortably but also look good on me.  And my overall health?  Sucks!  That’s right!  It sucks!  For the past several years, I have converted most of my diet to organic.  I am of the opinion that our foods are being manufactured by huge corporations that have no moral obligation to do what’s right.  The ingredients being used for the processed boxed and canned foods that we think are safe, have never been tested or approved by the FDA!  All the mystery illnesses and chronic illnesses like cancer and diabetes are coming from our foods and our environment!

When I was 26 and raising my three kids, I never really thought about what’s in our food.  My thought was that it couldn’t be sold on the grocery store shelf unless it was good for us!  Boy was I wrong!  And now, 25 years later after eating all those chemically altered foods, I am struggling to just feel good.  And my husband is struggling with his own version of depression.

When will we wake up and take back our lives, our health, and our country?  How did we let the corporations take over?  When did we stop buying foods that are “in season” and start forcing plants to produce when its not a natural time for them to produce?  When did we stop preparing our own foods for winter storage?

Things to ponder as we move forward in 2016.  I am hoping with the added exercise from the new office, continuing to eat as organic as possible, and having opportunities to spend time with my family, will help me to add more peace and happiness to my life.  My goal is to be happy and satisfied no matter where I am, what I’m doing, or who I’m with.  Baby steps will get me there.

Thanks for listening!waynedyer384143 Changes

DragonHawk

Changes to the page are coming!

It’s been quite a while since I last posted on this page.  The reason is because it takes me longer to update all the ads than it does to write a good article about a topic you might be interested in!

So!  I have made a decision to get rid of the ads!  They aren’t making me any money anyway so why not!?  My goal is to share my knowledge.  If I can make a living by sharing then great, but if not, then whatever!  That’s life!

I’m not sure exactly when these changes will take place.  But it will be soon and it will be in small steps.

I’m hoping to have new content by the Spring Equinox this year.

Thanks for your patience!

Dragon Hawk

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2015 New Year’s resolutions!

resolutions-326x235It’s that time of year again!  You know the time I’m talking about.  Time to take a good look at what you’ve accomplished in the past year and make resolutions for the new year.  I thought I would share what I’m planning for 2015 and what I have learned about myself from 2014.  My main resolution for 2015 is to lose weight and I have a three step plan to accomplish it!

First

I am cutting out white sugar.  This is a really big change for me!  As it probably is for most people!  White sugar is extremely addictive.  And, like high fructose corn syrup, it’s also in many, many processed foods!   So, I will no longer use sugar in my coffee or my tea.  I will have to stay away from ice cream, cookies, candies, and all those other wonderfully sweet concoctions that I so love to snack on!  In it’s place, when I really need to sweeten a beverage, I will allow myself to use raw honey instead.  I also have a stevia plant that I can crush and use with my teas.  As for the other foods, I will be reading a lot of labels!  Anything with sugar added will not be included in my kitchen.

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Second

By February, I will also be removing all dairy products from my diet.  By dairy, I mean anything made from cow’s milk.  That includes cheese, yogurt, sour cream, and butter.  The reason for this is because mamalian milk contains growth hormones.  I’m not going to grow any taller so the only way I can grow is more round.  This is NOT the effect I want!  So, out goes the dairy!  In it’s place I will be using almond milk instead.  I have this grand idea that I’ll be making my own from organic almonds but I have a feeling that I might end up taking the easier route and just buying it off the shelf.  If you know of an good organic, non-gmo, with no chemicals or preservatives added, let me know!  I’m always looking for new food sources!

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Third

I’m going to have to add in some exercise too.  I really don’t like the idea because I’m so use to a sedentary life style.  But, I don’t just want to lose weight, I also want to feel healthier and stronger.  That can only be accomplished with exercise.  Now, the type of exercise is still up in the air.  I will start out with yoga because it’s easy on my joints and feels more like stretching than exercising.  I may add in some pilates and walking later as I gain more energy and feel healthier.  We’ll see.

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Other 2015 Resolutions:

  • Continue my commitment to living a more authentic life.
  • Allow myself to regain my passion for gardening.
  • Find more ways to live in a more simple manner that focuses less on consuming and more on thriving.
  • Return to daily spiritual activities like meditation and other workings.

The bottom line about setting new goals each year is to help me maintain a certain amount of hope.  Something to work toward.  If I don’t have something to look forward to, I tend to slip back into an apathetic state and that leads to more depression.  Growing spiritually means learning to be at peace within myself and being happy just being me.  I have a long way to go to get that place but I’m at least moving in the right direction!

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What I learned about myself in 2014

I am dependant on technology.

I am just as addicted to my technology as I am sugar.  Isn’t that pretty sad?  When the power goes out, I find it difficult to find things to do that don’t require electricity.  I end up turning to my cell phone for entertainment just like so many other people in America.  That causes me to ask myself a few questions: Is this really the way I want to live?  Are these values really what I want to teach the next generation?  Is my technology addiction contributing to the degradation of society?  I don’t have any answers to these questions.  But I am determined to push myself away from my computer and put down my phone more during 2015!

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I am either a Libertarian or an Independent

What about the political side of myself?  I learned this year that I am NOT a democrat, a liberal, a true conservative, or a republican.  I guess you could call me an Independent maybe even a Libertarian.  I think that this country needs to get back to the basics of the constitution.  We need to shrink the government, get rid of the income tax, and do away with the Affordable Care Act.  Government shouldn’t be used to control people or to dole out handouts.  It should be to create and enforce laws that keep us from behaving badly.  There is a lot more I could say on this subject!  But, I’m actually still forming my true opinions about all of this.  I’m hoping that during 2015 I will be able to verbalize my true position about politics.

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I’m still dealing with a lot of fear.

Fear is something that we all deal with in one way or another.  Many of my old fears have come back to haunt me in 2014.  And it is those old fears that are blocking my spiritual growth.  The main fears are:

  • Fear of making mistakes.
  • Fear of losing relationships.
  • Fear of failing.
  • Fear of losing control.

I’ve been through many years of therapy and I’ve been on several anti-depressants over the years.  But the main issues that keep returning are these fears.  They drive my sense of identity and my worthiness.  I know I’m not supposed to let outside voices dictate how I feel about myself.  Logically those words make sense.  But emotionally they don’t.  So part of my daily spiritual practices are going to have to include some kind of affirmations and loving mantras.  There must be a reason these fears keep coming back.  I hope I can figure out why so that I can make them stop.

That’s all I have for now.  I don’t have all the answers.  I do have lots of questions!  But I think I’ll save them for another day.  I hope everyone has a Blessed New Year!  I also hope that we, as a species, can learn to be more tolerant of each other this year.  Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could go for a whole year without any kind of war anywhere on the planet?  What is one thing we could each do today that would set us on a path toward world peace?  I don’t know what will start the ball rolling, but I’m betting it has something to do with learning to love ourselves first.

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