All of my life I’ve been a kind of spiritual person. I was always a tree hugger and believed in magic, in a way. I was a teen when I discovered Wicca and all that it offered and it stuck most of the time. I never swayed from my beliefs, but from practices.
I have a problem with getting stuck in the drudgery that is day to day life and capital consumerism. Then, when the seasons begin to change, I feel the kind of power that I felt as a kid. I can see Mother Earth’s magic at hand, shaping the world around me into something altogether new. When the leaves begin to paint themselves crimson or when the first blanket of pure, white snow falls I can feel it.
Spring is edging in on us here in Northern New York. Yeah, it takes forever and this is actually kind of early for us. The weather has been in the high forties to fifties (Fahrenheit) and the snow has almost completely melted. It makes forgotten waterfalls come to life and creeks roar with power.
As I was debating which metaphysical subscription service I wanted to try, I came across some books that were totally out of the ordinary for me. I’m so used to earthy, hippie-esque books that were covered in various shades of green, brown, or even black. These books are vivacious, covered in shades of pink and gold!
Radical Self-Love: A Guide to Loving Yourself and Living Your Dream
I’ve heard other bloggers talk about Gala Darling, but I kind of brushed her off at first. It wasn’t until I came across an interesting Pinterest pin and happened to follow the link that I realized how much I liked her style. She writes with meaning and enthusiasm about the kind of things that I love about living a metaphysical lifestyle. I’d love to pick this book up because I think a little self love would help not only my life, but my marriage.
The Soul Searcher’s Handbook: A Modern Girl’s Guide to the New Age World
Upon searching for Gala Darling’s book, I came across this. Now, I don’t know about Feng Shui-ing my smart phone, but this seemed like a fun introduction to the spiritual side of a metaphysical lifestyle, including good crystals for road trips and alternative healing practices. I’d really like to take a glance into this book and see a different side to my faith.
I’ve always looked at my faith as something perpetuated by middle aged women wearing floor length skirts and tie dye t-shirts. There’s nothing wrong with that, but I’m learning that there is a younger side of spiritualism growing today. Tess Whitehurst brought me into it with her book, The Magical Fashionista, and I had just assumed she was an oddball in the industry.
I can’t wait to get these books! Tell me, have you heard of Gala Darling? If so, what do you think of her blog? Are you spiritual? Atheist? Christian?