Wednesday, February 20, 2013

A little help from Aesclepius

I burned my hand last night cooking supper.  Grabbed a spoon that had been pushed a little too close to a burner and the plastic melted into my skin.  I did what was, ice and more ice and prayed to Aesclepius.  No redness or blisters this morning.  I'm thinking of offering milk to the god tonight; we're running low but it's what I feel like offering.  I could offer grape juice but I really feel that milk is what's required.  It feels quite natural these days to pray and offer up gifts to the gods.  Prayer used to be a hard thing for me to do and I still struggle with the Christian-type of prayers that order the deity to do something for me.  And I'm not lying when I say that we always bossed Yahweh around.  I try to focus my prayers on May it be-types.  Instead of insisting something happen on my behalf.

And so, in gratitude, I'm offering up milk.  Because I am very grateful that my knitting won't be interrupted by a bad burn.

I haven't done much studying since I got home.  The fatigue has been overwhelming since returning from Indiana.  I had pushed myself the whole weekend and didn't really allow for any recovery so now I'm paying for that.  I think I'm going to take it easy tonight...another early night and then I will force myself to sleep in.  As late as my father will allow anyway.  He's going to call from the nursing home tomorrow morning so I can talk to my mother.  I figure it will be around 9 or so when she gets out of rehab.  At least I hope it's that late.  I haven't been able to sleep in since I got back.

Zach wants to work together on folk magic, herb lore and other types.  I know some Hellenic polytheists don't believe magic is compatible with the Greek gods but I don't have that compunction.  I think they probably did practice the folk magic along with herbs and stones and such.  At any rate, this is my path and I really feel drawn to magic and finally am ready to start practicing it so...who cares what anyone else thinks? 

I can't keep my eyes open so I think I'll go ahead and shut the curtains, shut down the computer, do ritual and then crawl into bed.  If I go to sleep this early I do.  I'm just so tired right now.


  1. Seems like we both went to bed insanely early last night.

    I'm glad your hand is doing well.

    1. Thanks. I've been going to bed insanely early since I got back from Indiana. I know there is a time change but this is ridiculous! LOL! I went down at 9 p.m. last night but woke up in pain about 11:30. I was up when Tom got home at 1:30 a.m. but went down soon after that. Woke up again at 8 a.m. I don't mind getting up this early but I wish I felt rested when I did it.