2.3 The World as a Mirror: Learning from the Energies Around You

2.3 The World as a Mirror: Learning from the Energies Around You

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Welcome to The Magick Within: Unearthing Your Inner Power and Wisdom

Series two: Trusting Your Inner Guide: Building Relationship with Self and the Energies Around You
Episode three: The World as a Mirror: Learning from the Energies Around You


Oh, life, what a mysterious dance it is!

You plan, you strategise, and just when you think you’ve got it all figured out, whoosh! Everything changes.

But here’s a little secret: sometimes, it’s not about the stars above, but about the ground beneath our feet, the walls around us, the very air we breathe.

Today, we’re embarking on a fascinating exploration. It’s about how the energies around us – be it the earth under our garden, the corners of our homes, or even the seats of our cars – are not just inanimate spaces. They’re alive, pulsating with energy that impacts us in ways more profound than we often realise.

Have you ever felt a sudden shift in your mood when you enter a particular space? I experienced this in my own garden. A place of solace suddenly felt unsettling. It wasn’t just a change within me but a transformation in the land’s energy. It’s a subtle dance between us and the world around us, a dance of give and take.

And what about our homes? Ah, the stories they hold in each room. Have you noticed how clearing out a cluttered space seems to declutter your mind too? Or how a simple act like cleaning a mirror can bring new perspectives into focus? It’s not just tidying up; it’s an act of shifting energies, of making room for new thoughts and feelings.

But it’s not just about the spaces we inhabit. Think about the car you drive, the office where you work. Every space demands something from us, but what if we could change that dynamic? What if we could make these spaces sources of energy, not just recipients of it?

And then, there’s the magick and mirrors of synchronicities – those little moments of coincidence that are anything but random. They’re the universe’s way of whispering to us, a subtle language of signs and signals that guide and nudge us in directions we never expected.

So, how do we navigate this rich, energetic tapestry? How do we tune in to these subtle energies and interpret their messages?

Join me on this journey, where we’ll delve into the art of listening not just with our ears, but with our entire being. Together, we’ll learn to interpret the silent dialogue between us and our surroundings. By the end of our time together, you’ll find yourself in a deeper conversation with the world around you, a dialogue rich with insights and wisdom.

Let’s embark on this adventure of discovery, where every space tells a story, and every moment is a lesson waiting to be unravelled.

Rebecca xo

RESOURCES:

JOURNAL: Moments of Magick: Chronicles of Serendipity and Wonder: Your Personal Grimoire for a Life Less Ordinary

A mystical grimoire that invites you to chronicle the extraordinary, the unbelievable, and the downright miraculous moments that sprinkle your life.

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2.3 The World as a Mirror: Learning from the Energies Around You

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2.1 The Echo Within: Understanding and Trusting Your Intuition

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Giving voice and breaking silence through writing – An interview with Lucy H. Pearce

Giving voice and breaking silence through writing – An interview with Lucy H. Pearce

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PLEASE NOTE: Today’s episode contains adult themes and occasional language some might find offensive

 

Today on the A Pinch of Magick podcast I’m joined by Lucy H Pearce, an author, artist, and founder of Womancraft Publishing.

 

We start off talking about how Lucy first got into writing. It’s a story that many of you might find familiar—a need to express, to connect, to make sense of the world. Lucy shares how writing became her way of doing just that, and how it evolved into something much bigger than she could ever have anticipated.

Then we get into the heart of what happens when you suppress that creative urge. Lucy’s been there, and she talks about the toll it takes. It’s a bit like holding your breath; at some point, you’ve got to let it out.

Sharing your most honest work can be terrifying. Lucy knows this all too well, and she shares how she learned to get more comfortable with it. It’s about finding that balance between vulnerability and strength, and she’s got some tips that could help you do just that.

Lucy explains that each book she brings into the world is like stepping out of her comfort zone abit more. It’s a challenge, but one that she leans into, and she tells us why.

We also touch on something a bit heavier—the sense of danger Lucy has felt in her own body when tackling certain topics. It’s a reminder that creating a safe space for yourself is crucial, especially when you’re pushing your own boundaries.

Now, why is the feminine so often linked with darkness, with things that are considered ‘bad’? Lucy and I delve into this, breaking down some of the cultural narratives that have shaped these beliefs. She believes that one of the biggest gifts she can give the world is breaking that silence, giving voice to those things that have been silenced or kept in the shadows.

What does success look like to you? Lucy urges us to define that for ourselves, to step away from what society tells us it should be. It’s about stepping into your own truth, and she’s got some thoughts on how you can do that.

We discuss Lucy’s latest book, The Kitchen Witch Companion, and how it’s more than just a collection of recipes. Lucy describes it as a journey into reclaiming our power, our magick, and our true hunger and desires. She also explains what magick means to her.

We wrap up with a discussion about evidence, the importance of ‘noticing,’ and why life is never really ‘done.’ It’s a constant process of change and evolution, and Lucy’s next book, Crow Moon, is a testament to that.

By the end of our chat, you’ll walk away with not just answers to some big questions, but also a toolkit for navigating your own path.

So, are you ready to dive in?

About Lucy H. Pearce

Lucy H. Pearce is the author of multiple life-changing non-fiction books, including Nautilus Award silver winners Medicine Woman, Burning Woman, and Creatrix: she who makes.

Her other titles include: Moon Time, Reaching for the Moon, Moods of Motherhood, The Rainbow Way, Full Circle Health, She of the Sea, Crow Moon and she is the co-author and illustrator of The Kitchen Witch Companion.

Her writing focuses on women’s healing through archetypal psychology, embodiment, historical awareness and creativity. Her work has been shared internationally in online and print media.

An award-winning graduate in History of Ideas with English Literature from Kingston University, and a PGCE from Cambridge University, Lucy founded Womancraft Publishing, publishing paradigm-shifting books by women for women, in 2014.

Lucy is a multi-faceted creative whose work spans the expressive arts, exploring the lost archetypes of the feminine and symbols of the soul.

She is a much in demand teacher at international events and teaches regular e-courses on creative writing, editing and publishing.

The mother of three children, she lives in a small village by the Celtic Sea in East Cork, Ireland.

 

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Episode 89: Re-Imagining Midlife – An Interview with Louisa Darling

Episode 89: Re-Imagining Midlife – An Interview with Louisa Darling

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Today on the A Pinch of Magick podcast I’m joined by Louisa Darling founder of Barefoot Festival and the Witch Festival in Leicester

As we talk about the importance of having a space to explore and return home to yourself,no matter your age.

In this episode we dig deep into using the experiences you’ve had as a way to discover your own magick. Whilst remembering that there is no set path or strict rules you need to follow to get permission to claim and use your power and magick.

Perhaps you’ve been curious about how to step into more of your power and magick. But as you’ve explored this possibility, you’ve felt that you don’t belong or haven’t been welcome in certain groups or situations.

It’s painful for sure.

Well, on today’s episode Louisa shares her experience of finding the perfect community and her experience of embodying her own power and magick, especially as she gets older.

I hope that today’s episode inspires you to embrace where you are and look forward to what’s to come!

In this episode Louisa shares:

  • How her journey to creating magickal gatherings began with belly dancing
  • The dissonance she experienced between enjoying belly dancing and watching the bombing of the Gaza Strip
  • How this led her to explore earth dancing from her own lineage
  • How her training, teaching and experience of Kundalini Yoga mirrored her experience of magick
  • The importance of private practice and the importance of coming together with others
  • How she found some moots to be cliquey, so she decided to create her own gatherings
  • What it means to be a ‘real’ witch
  • The reluctance she had to claim the title of ‘witch’
  • The importance of healing the ‘witch wound’, so women feel brave about speaking out
  • The importance of reclaiming the power that mid-life brings with it
  • How it can seem easy to dismiss the activism of mid-life women, but that’s when they have more power
  • How when we deny our power and repress past events, our bodies can store that information and how it manifests in daily life
  • How we can be quick to throw away and reject what appears to be ‘rubbish’, when that’s where the gold can be.
  • The importance of remembering that you’re not alone on this path.

About Louisa Darling

Louisa, is the Mistress of ceremony for Barefoot Festival, curator of Wild Woman Camp & Witch Festival. Mother of 5, kundalini yoga teacher & allotment keeper!

 

Connect with Louisa

Website: www.barefootfestival.com
Instagram: @louisadarling
Facebook: Wild Woman Camp
Events: Witch Festival in Leicester 29th April 2023

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Episode 88: Rebel Heart Tarot an Interview with Alice Grist

Episode 88: Rebel Heart Tarot an Interview with Alice Grist

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Today on the A Pinch of Magick podcast I’m joined by author and tarot deck creator Alice Grist.

This episode is for you if you’ve ever been curious about the tarot and want to know how to explore, or work deeper with the tarot – even if you’ve been a little hesitant to start.

Unfortunately it’s true, that even today there can still be a fear around the tarot. Especially with many films or TV shows adding to this, as they only show tarot in a light that suggests imminent danger or death. With characters starting to die or face peril after seeing the Death or Tower cards.

Alice wants to break these ideas and show people how tarot is actually a potent tool for personal transformation, and nothing to be feared.

Alice shares how she first became involved in tarot when her dad, who had been a Vicar, left the church and returned to the things he was once curious about – this included the tarot.

In this episode we discuss:

  • How Alice’s personal journey with the tarot evolved
  • The common misconceptions of the tarot
  • Misogyny and racism around the tarot
  • Why people (and society) fear the tarot
  • How tarot has put women in places of spiritual power and leadership, whilst many traditional institution still denied women these places
  • Alice’s experience of living each card
  • Using the tarot to connect with your intuition and learn to trust yourself
  • Tarot as a tool for personal empowerment
  • Signs and symbolism all around us
  • Using oracle cards with the tarot
  • Alice also shares her favourite and most used decks, as well has handy tips on how to find the perfect deck for you

About Alice

Author, tarot deck creator and expert. Alice has been working with tarot for thirty years and most recently co-created the new international deck Rebel Heart Tarot. Alice reads and teaches tarot internationally.

 

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Episode 87: Valentine’s day is such a witchy day here’s how to embrace the magick and bring more love into your life

Episode 87: Valentine’s day is such a witchy day here’s how to embrace the magick and bring more love into your life

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Today on the A Pinch of Magick podcast I start by sharing how incredibly witchy Valentine’s day is with its kitchen witchery, love spells and enchantments and then show you how to use this collective energy to weave potent magick for yourself.

If you love valentine’s day or hate it, I hope this episode will inspire you to weave more of your own magick into the day so that you can enjoy its inherent magick.

This isn’t an episode about romantic relationships or finding your soulmate. It’s an episode about your relationship with yourself, becoming your own soulmate and how in doing so, how you can let more love in.

I want to inspire you to take some time to really be with yourself, to start to silence the inner critic and give yourself permission to truly remember how fabulous and magickal you are!

I want you to start to feel more love in your everyday life – and yes, it starts with you.

In this episode I share:

  • The different ways people are weaving magick on this day, and most don’t even realise it
  • How to intentionally use the collective energy of the day to cultivate more love in your life
  • A reminder to do things your way and step out of the commercial and societal judgements and expectations of love
  • A ritual to clear away self-doubt and bring in more self-love
  • A spell to really remember your own power, magick and wonderfulness
  • I share how you could do the spell with loved one and/or friends for some extra potency
I’d love to hear which you’re going to try and how you got on with it.

Resources mentioned:

The GRACE Ritual from the Magcikal Knickers book

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Episode 86: The importance of finding your own rhythm

Episode 86: The importance of finding your own rhythm

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Today on the A Pinch of Magick podcast I talk about how connecting with the changes of season can help you (re)discover your own rhythm.

 

I discuss:

  • The importance of finding and honouring your own rhythm
  • The sabbats / earth festivals
  • How the changes in season impact us, even f we don’t notice them
  • How we can lose connection to our inner rhythm, but it’s always there
  • The things that can disconnect us to our inner rhythms
  • Noticing how the land and light around you impact your energy
  • How connecting with the land can reconnect you to yourself
  • How planning events according to your own energy can improve relationships
What are you noticing in the changing land around you right now and does that reflect how your energy is currently feeling?

Resources mentioned:

Nothing extra today

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Episode 85: How, and why, you need to reset your energy (especially after the holidays)

Episode 85: How, and why, you need to reset your energy (especially after the holidays)

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Today on the A Pinch of Magick podcast I discuss how and why you need to reset your energy, particularly after the holidays.

 

I discuss:

  • Why we can struggle with our energy, especially after the holidays
  • Why ‘Blue Monday’ is actually a thing
  • Living your own life philosophy
  • How being around others impacts your energy
  • How easy it is to ‘absorb’ the expectations of others, and when you’re most susceptible to this
  • Identifying when you’ve been ‘contaminated’ by the energy of others
  • Observing your own blend of magick
  • Coming back to your own centre
  • How to cleanse and reset your energy
  • The importance of protecting your energy
  • My favourite way to protect your energy
  • Setting intentions t hat actually work

Resources mentioned:

Book: Magickal Knickers
Newsletter: Magick, Mastery and Momentum
Blog post/Video: Protecting your energy with a purple bubble
10 ways to rest and restore your energy
Podcasts: Magickal Showers
Episode 02: Creating a Magickal Life Philosophy
Episode 11: How to Set Intentions That Work

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Episode 84: Angel Wealth Magick – An Interview with Corin Grillo

Episode 84: Angel Wealth Magick – An Interview with Corin Grillo

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Today on the A Pinch of Magick podcast I’m joined by Corin Grillo, author of Angel Wealth Magick, as we discuss her experience with angels and how they changed her life.

Please note there is some language used in this episode that people might find offensive.

 

We discuss:

  • Corin’s first experience with angels
  • How she connects with and experiences the energy of angels
  • How she was at first ’embarrassed’ to let people know she worked with angels
  • How she integrated the messages she received from angels into her work as a licensed psychotherapist
  • How to untangle angels – which means ‘messenger’ – from religion and dogma
  • Jesus and religion
  • Spirituality and wealth, in particular money
  • Blocks to wealth
  • What ‘invisible condoms’ are and how they prevent wealth.
  • Corin’s 11-day wealth ritual, how it came about and the results it has given her
  • The most important things you can do to improve your wealth

 

References:

Book: Angel Wealth Magick

 

About Corin Grillo

Corin Grillo is the author of Angel Wealth Magic and The Angel Experiment.

She is also a a Chicana and Puerto Rican mother, a licensed psychotherapist, visionary leader, inspirational speaker, and proprietor of the Casa Condor retreat center in Mount Shasta, California.

Corin offers online trainings in authentic spiritual leadership, nature immersions, intuitive healing arts, in-person trainings.

She has dedicated her life to sharing the life-changing gifts she received while learning to work with the angels. Visit her online at http://www.CorinGrillo.com.

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Episode 83: Rituals for Life an interview with Isla Macleod

Episode 83: Rituals for Life an interview with Isla Macleod

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On today’s episode of the A Pinch of Magick podcast, I’m joined by Isla Macleod, author of Rituals for Life as we discuss how creating meaningful rituals inspired by nature can bring us back into deeper connection with ourselves.

 

We discuss:

  • Isla’s search for meaning in life
  • How she came to restore the sacred in her life
  • She shares how to connect with and create a more meaningful relationship with nature
  • Her experience of communicating with the trees
  • Working with the seasons and cycles
  • The importance of ritual and ceremony
  • How rites of passage are needed to bring meaning to transitions in our lives
  • How ritual is needed now more than ever
  • Reclaiming the power in aging
  • The collective rite of passage that we are all navigating right now
  • How to connect with your own purpose
  • And much more

References:

Book: Rituals for Life: A guide to creating meaningful rituals inspired by nature

About Isla Macleod

Isla Macleod is a ceremonialist, ritual designer, transformational healer and companion at the thresholds, devoted to restoring the Sacred and supporting others in their quest for meaning and belonging.

She acts as a bridge between worlds, mending and re-membering ancient pathways that help heal the sense of separation with the natural world and within ourselves. As was the role of the olde medicine folk, Isla acts as an intermediary between the human community & the larger ecological field to ensure these relationships are balanced & reciprocal.

Holding seasonal and bespoke ceremonies, rites of passage, ritual crafting workshops, guided healing journeys, pilgrimages, soul-making retreats and mentoring are some of the pathways Isla weaves in the world.

Her book ‘Rituals for Life: A guide to creating meaningful rituals inspired by nature’ is available to buy now as a companion for those seeking to come home to the natural world and enrich their life with ritual crafting.

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Episode 82: Incorporating magick into your every day life – An Interview with Clare Cunliffe-Saunders

Episode 82: Incorporating magick into your every day life – An Interview with Clare Cunliffe-Saunders

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Today on the A Pinch of Magick Podcast I’m joined by actress and author Clare Cunliffe-Saunders as we talk about Clare claiming the title of witch and how she incorporates magick into her everyday life.

 

We discuss:

  • How Clare came to her magickal path
  • Her unexpected ‘Christian’ introduction to the tarot
  • Her experience of having premonitions and how she distanced herself from that gift
  • What being a witch means to Clare
  • Why working with the seasons is an integral part of her practice
  • Her experience with SAD (seasonal affective disorder) and how she manages it
  • How she incorporates magick into her everyday life
  • Her magickal morning and evening routines
  • Magickal baths
    Her favourite Yule craft of making
  • Witch balls
  • How she became an author after she wrote the book her daughter needed to read
  • And much more

References:

Book: Seven Nights of Snuggles available on Amazon

About Clare Cunliffe-Saunders

Clare is a voice actress and children’s author. “Seven Nights of Snuggles” is for young school children (age 5-8 approx) and was illusrated by Clare’s daughter Rose when she was only 9 years old. This is available in audiobook as well as paperback on Amazon.

Clare has enjoyed a wonderful career as an actress which has enabled her to travel around the world – her favourite job was understudying the lead female roles while playing a phantom in the West End & Broadway touring cast of The Rocky Horror Show.

Now she’s settled down in the countryside with her husband, two teenage children and newfoundland dog.

She currently spends her free time working on her new middle grade (8-12 year olds) children’s book series, “Charlotte & Arthur’s Adventures” – a three part series set in a fantasy land based on Clare’s favourite festivals from the Wheel of the Year and the elements.

The first is set during Yule, the second Samhain and third Ostara. Clare is aiming these books towards pagan families so that their children can have a book which describes their festivals in a way they can relate to and enjoy. The series is set in an imaginative fantasy land and draws on pagan figures, folklore and mythical creatures.

Clare can also be found giving little witchy tips and supporting small businesses and artists over on her new Instagram page at CottageWitchInTheWoods.

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Website: ClareCunliffe.com
Instagram for magickal living: @CottageWitchInTheWoods
Instagram for voice acting: @theclarecs
Facebook: Clare & Rose C-Saunders

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