Sunday, August 10, 2014

Super Moon - Full Green Corn Moon or Grain Moon

The Super Moon only intensifies it's pull on the Earth - Green Corn Full Moon or Grain Full Moon is the 2nd moon after the Summer Solstice.  We are in full swing of getting things ready for the harvest.  We are harvesting some of our crops and seeing how good our intentions are and getting other crops ready to harvest.

Not a lot of time yet to enjoy our bounty as we still have a lot to do - but we are starting to see what our hard work has given us.  For me, I am enjoying my son's successes - starting to let go of my hurt and pain of what my daughter did to me.  Coming up with more ideas for my practice and starting to feel better about the direction of my health.  I am try to only look at this moment and near future and not obsess about the far future.  Hopefully the harvest will be good with the Super Moon glowing above us.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Lughnasadh or Lammas - 1st Harvest - 2014

Time goes so fast.  It is now Lughnasadh.  We celebrate together as we all work to bring in the harvest.  I am struggling with how to come to terms with my relationship with my daughter.  I have been working to let go and to focus on other things - but I cannot help but wish things had ended better.  I do not want to enable her and yet the system does that.  

I focus on my son doing well though - in a few days he will be back from his summer job and I look forward to seeing him a bit more.  Another year is just about to start with school and a crazy work schedule as my clients come back from vacations.  The harvest kind of feels disorganized this year but maybe when you are working to bring in the harvest you are just a bit overwhelmed by the magnitude of the harvest and the work it takes.

Change is hard but sometimes we need it.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Love and Loss

I just couldn't bring myself to update my blog for such a long time.  I am so very torn and hurt and am grieving so much. 

Since my daughter came back from her out of state placement and was put in group homes in this state - she has been going down a dark and scary road.  She started using drugs again - mainly meth and pot.  She was no longer taking her medications that help her keep herself together.  She was refusing to follow any of the rules of the group homes and getting in fights.

She rarely went to school for the whole day - yet her 3rd school in 5 months would graduate her anyway.  Group homes had no control of her.  She choose to actually leave one group home to move in with a pimp and a drug dealer.  When her life was in danger she called me - I got her to a hospital and prayed that she would see how destructive of a path she was on.

Then she went to another group home and the moment she got money she left.  This time trying to move in with someone else who would be arrested on fraud just a couple days later. 

The worst came just when I thought she really was turning herself around and I came home and realized she had broken in (with friends) and stolen my car and trashed our house and ate our food and drank our alcohol and stole my medications.  She came back that night and claimed she had nothing to do with it - but she left evidence that we knew proved it.

My heart breaks as I hear she assaulted a friend of hers that she was going to move in with until she broke into my house (and that friend decided she had not turned herself around) - she stole her key and keep going into her house and taking more things when this girl was at her doctor's appointments.  Then a friend of this girl, sold nearly everything he had to help her buy a car, and my daughter tries to steal that car and then slashed the tires when she couldn't.

I cannot believe that in the 14 years I raised my daughter, the values of not hurting others did not come through.  She is only out for herself and she hurts anyone if it pleases her.  This girl she has fixated on trying to hurt - nearly died a month ago and is in a neck brace because she has a broken neck and my daughter helps someone beat her up - WHO DOES THIS???

I want to wake up from this nightmare and have it all be just a horrible dream - that my daughter could never do this to anyone - that she can care about others - that her feelings and actions were not fake.

I feel so devastated and like such a failure.  My heart is broken.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Full Hay Moon 2014

The Full Hay Moon is also sometimes called Thunder Moon.  It is the first moon after the Summer Solstice.  As the name implies it is when we can harvest hay.  At this time it is a good to start focusing on what we will do with our harvest and how best to harvest the fruits of our labor.  That last sentence may seem backwards but you must first know what you want to do with your fruits  - to know how to harvest.  For example if something did not work out like you wanted, it might be best to learn from it and use it as fertilizer for the next set of crops.  Maybe the fruit just wasn't so sweet so maybe you will dry it instead of canning it.  This lets you know how you will go about harvesting it.

This year I am still struggling with what to do and understand about my last seed of intent - supporting my daughter and not enabling her.  Right now I have cut off contact with her.  I will press charges regarding my home and car, I feel like a whirlpool of emotions about her right now.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Litha - Summer Solstice - The Beginning of Summer - 2014

Litha - Summer Solstice - The Beginning of summer.  This is the longest day of the year and now the nights will lengthen.  This is a time of manifestation.  We are seeing what the hard work on our intentions look like.

This year my intentions are:
1.  To continue to become more physically, mentally and emotionally healthy.
2.  To continue to focus on helping my son into adulthood and being present with him and understanding of his limitations and abilities.
3.  To find a way to become a therapist in the direction in which the Goddess leads me.
4.  To find a way to be supportive of my daughter and not enable her as she goes into adulthood.
So 1.  I am becoming my physically healthy. I have now focused on getting my blasted allergies under control and just finished up my weekly shots.  I am seeing a doctor regularly and my blood levels are mostly normal.  I have been working on some female issues but instead of ignoring them like I used to, I am being proactive and working with doctors to find a solution. I am much more mentally and emotionally healthy.  I constantly work on myself and allow myself time to process issues instead of stuffing them.  I feel a lot better and hope to continue on this path.

2.  My son has finished his first year of college and the last semester matured faster than I thought possible.  He has so many part time jobs, I hardly see him - but some of those jobs are in the field he wants to work in - so I am really proud of him. 

3.  I am working under a great boss - slowly getting more clients and learning better ways of doing things.  I am enjoyed art at a respite camp this past weekend.  I love that I am helping other parents and enjoying working with the kids.

4. This last one is the hardest - I just got hit with a reality that I did not see coming - I have tried to be supportive of my daughter and not enable her - but last weekend when I came home from teaching art - I came home to a broken in home, a stolen car and a trashed house and I know my daughter is involved.  My heart is broken.  I am wondering if this is a lesson from The Goddess on trusting my daughter too much.  I am struggling to figure out how much contact I can have with her.

As always I know things do not manifest always how is planned and I am trying to sort out how to deal with the new developments with my daughter.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Full Strawberry Moon

Full Strawberry Moon is also called Rose Moon or Flower Moon.  Called the Full Strawberry Moon in our area because the strawberries are ready to be picked.  It is one of the first harvests of the year.  Like strawberries we start to see the fruits of our labor.  This is a good time to focus on the seedlings that have started to really grow. 

In my personal life, this year, my son is turning 19 and going away to work for the summer.  He has really matured and taken on quite a bit of responsibility.  He finished his last semester with a 4.0 and I am very proud of him.  My daughter has had some set backs but has seemed to make some progress and I am seeing some positive growth in our relationship..  I continue to focus on building my therapy practice by networking and advertising and am starting to see some positive growth.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Full Milk Moon

It is often called the Milk Moon because baby goats and calves have just started to be born so cow and goat milk is plentiful.   It is a time when planting is the main focus and birth and new life is plentiful.

I am taking this time to continue to put energy into my new practice to nurture it with the ideas and sustenance I have been receiving.  It will take time and hard work but it will pay off eventually.

I am also taking this time to nurture my new relationship with my son (since we are fully moving to an adult relationship - exciting and scary at the same time).