Hi all! Where to begin...
I live in England but am originally from Oklahoma, but I can't say that I'd ever want to go back there. After nearly 20 years I feel far more comfortable here than there. Besides, I think I was destined to be here, which is another very long story for another day, so I'll spare you. As for spirituality, I am a Christian but I have always felt a pull to things that are more mystical and the unknown. This was kind of difficult having been brought up in a Free Will Baptist church and family. Once I moved to England I eventually ended up in an Anglican (Church of England) church and felt right at home. The liturgy and the ritual really did appeal to me and helps draw me into a place of worship and meditation. As I've gotten older, that pull towards the craft has gotten stronger. Year after year (always in August/September/October!) I've tried to ignore this near ache in my bones for something more, something different, something more intimate than what I've experienced. This year is the year that I am going for it! Over the last two months I've been doing a lot of reading and working on meditating. I've been using a lot of resources using the Northumbrian Community's Celtic Daily Prayer book to start my day with. As I've been thumbing through the book, I'm just so amazed at the amount of ready made prayers, blessings and liturgies that are included in there that will be so useful in spellcrafting and for celebrating through the year.
Heh... look at this... I always tell people that I could talk the hind leg off a donkey and it apparently is a habit that sneaks into my writing!
At any rate, I am so pleased to be here and I am so pleased that I stumbled across Olivia's videos. Her warmth and enthusiasm for just going for it and for finding your own path has been very inspiring to me and I really appreciate it!