From some of my previous posts you may have gathered the last 6 months or so have brought in a lot of changes for me. It has, to a certain extent, left me struggling to find my flow on Northern Tamarisk. As such I’m having to go back to looking at what it is the blog means to me, and what direction I want to go in. Fortunately I found a couple of brainstorming doodles from April that are reconnecting me with what the roots of NT are.
I wish to continue with Northern Tamarisk, and am starting to update things. There’s a new version of the logo, and the banner has been updated, as have my Pinterest board links. I have deleted some boards and merged others, so if you follow a particular one please check to see if it’s changed. Basically this is for my own ease, and also because I felt guilty having boards for Deities I didn’t really work with Who just had a couple of pictures.
My devotional life has become more diverse. As well as Loki and Family, my Egyptian Beloveds, Persephone, Kwan Yin and Athena I now also honour Ganesh, and the Mayan Goddess Ixchel has returned after a long absence. Recently I had a migraine hallucination/vision where I met Tlaloc. I am drawn to South American culture and Shamanism again, as I was a number of years ago, and I’m enjoying spending time getting to know the Land and Flora Spirits around our new garden.
I’ve continued working with herbs and essential oils for magical work, making cleansing scrubs and using cleansing baths. I will finally be getting my Despacho-type ceremony pictures up on the article – after various glitches fingers crossed it all works properly this time.
I’ve also enjoyed reading up about Shadow work, Archetypes and the healing process. Clarissa Pinkola Estes’ Women Who Run With The Wolves has been particularly enlightening. In my down time I’ve started to read the Game of Thrones series.
I’ve been journaling most days, which I haven’t done for a couple of years, and I’ve been writing more poetry. I started a new blog under a separate account focusing on self-care, healing, emotional responsibility, Shadow work and the Underworld journey. It started out because I needed to make sense of things for myself and it has grown to incorporate my holistic training and my interest in self-help and the healing process – I’m not sure whether I will be sharing the link openly yet, so if you are interested in these things then please leave a message below and I will consider sending the link (I will set the replies to be ‘approved’ to maintain some degree of privacy).
Thank you to everyone who follows the blog, I appreciate all of your support, and hopefully this is the start of a new leg of the journey together!
Many blessings to you all.