Dream a little dream with me (Sweet Dreams Handspun Ritual Cords at FiberWytch)

IMG_1022I really love this one, but then we all know I’m a sucker for the dark blues! This is a cord for dreamwork, designed to encourage vivid dreams, dream recall, prophetic dreams, and astral travel within the dream state. It also resonates well with gods and goddesses of night, sleep, dreamwork, and astral/otherworld journeying, such as Odin, Morpheus, Hypnos, and Nott.

The cord is made from the finest hand dyed Cheviot and Merino wools with carbonized bamboo and plenty of silk and shimmer. It was Navajo plied with two strands of metallic novelty yarn, in dark blue and glittery gold. The result is a velvety soft dark blue cord (the blue of the night sky) with shimmery hints of gold, red, deep pink, purple, and charcoal grey.

IMG_1048Please be aware that each monitor shows color a bit differently. Since these are made in tiny batches by hand, the cord you receive may not be identical to the photographs, but it will be very close. Please allow for slight variations!

Blessed and consecrated with the energies and intentions of dreamwork and dream recall, and soaked with grey moonstone and mugwort leaf (for journeying and vivid dreaming) and essential oils of valerian root (for deep sleep), frankincense (for protection during the dreaming/journeying state), rosemary (for dream recall), chamomile, rose, and lavender (for relaxation and sweet dreams).

The cord ends are adorned with four charms: an antique bronzetone rabbit jumping over a crescent moon (for escaping waking consciousness), a silvertone wishing well (symbolizing the Well of Dreams), a blue goldstone that shimmers like stars in the night sky, and a little cork-stopped glass vial filled with mugwort leaf (the visionary herb). (The cork is glued in place.)

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You can use this cord:

- To adorn a bedside altar dedicated to your dreamwork
– To adorn an altar for any god or goddess associated with sleep, dreams, prophetic dreaming, or otherworld travel in dreams
– As a prayer cord, for working with any god or goddess of sleep or dreams
– For petitioning a deity of sleep, night, or dreams
– For any ritual or spell having to do with dreamwork, prophetic dreaming, or astral travel in dreams
– For meditation prior to sleep
– As a dedication cord to any deity of night, sleep, or dreams
– As a necklace lariat, belt, or hair tie to wear to a rite in honor of a deity of the night, sleep, or dreaming
– For knot spell work
– To spread on the floor to mark out your ritual circle for working with a deity of sleep or dreams, or for dreamwork rituals
– As a portable altar/shrine to a deity of sleep or dreams, or a stealth shrine (for those who are unable to practice openly)
– To wear on any occasion when you want to surround yourself with the intention of having vivid and/or prophetic dreams, traveling astrally during dreams, and/or recalling your dreams

I only have two of the full-sized (3 yard) cords available, plus one shorter cord (one yard, 23 inches) that would be perfect for wearing as a necklace lariat.  So if you need this cord, hurry up and get yours now! I still have Dia de Los Muertos cords, one Self Love cord, a couple of fixed candles (more soon!) and lots of other cool stuff, too!

As always, thank you so much for your patronage and support! I was up half the night packaging up candles for shipment (I pack fragile things REALLY securely, so don’t worry!) and printing out postage–so I am exhausted today. I have a few content-related posts swimming around in my brain, but they probably won’t be happening this evening!

And speaking of candles, a quick note on shipping

For everyone who ordered candle/s last weekend, or at any point during the week: they are all going out tomorrow in one (massive) shipment.  The reason for this is, I work at an office job five days a week, and while I have been dropping ritual cord shipments off at their shipping center to be picked up by USPS (I buy my shipping labels online), I didn’t think they would appreciate being bombarded by the candle order.  (And I thought it likely they would say something to me, as a result.) So I am packaging up all the candles orders tonight, and Jo has been kind enough to volunteer to drop them off at the post office tomorrow.  You will receive your tracking information via email, as usual. These are the growing pains of transitioning towards FiberWytch hopefully being my full-time business…

Probably in preparation for this, a couple of weeks ago Odin insisted I change my default shipping time frame to 5-7 business days, because if this is going to work it has to be sustainable for me, and as a disabled person who works at an office part time, 1-3 business days was not sustainable (and wouldn’t have worked for heavier things like the candles at all). I mention this for two reasons:  1) although it does say 5-7 days now in all my listings, when printing out your packing slips tonight I noticed that the thank you emails you received still say 1-3 days, because I forgot to correct them; this is another example of my inability to Do All of the Things, and 2) Odin told me to change the time frame RIGHT BEFORE it really needed to happen; this is yet another example of His asking me to trust Him, and I did (without knowing His reasons)…and then I found out His reasons, and was glad I took His word for it.

Anyway, if you ordered a candle, it will most likely show up in your mailbox or on your doorstep in the coming week! And this weekend, I will be doing a handful of “backorders” (as promised in Etsy convos), as well as trying my hand at some fixed votives (since FedEx decided to let me have my shipment with the wicking and candle tabs). Also, I have another surprise mini-posting of new ritual cords set to go either tomorrow or Sunday morning!

A dose of love for Friday (Self Love Handspun Ritual Cord)

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A cord for pampering and nurturing the most important love in your life: yourself. Boost your self esteem and let your inner child know she is loved and cherished! This cord also resonates very well with most love goddesses: Aphrodite, Venus, Freyja, Erzulie Freda, etc.

The cord is made from the finest hand dyed Cheviot wools with plenty of silk and shimmer. It was Navajo plied with two strands of sparkly metallic pink novelty yarn. The result is a plush, soft, bubblegum pink cord with shimmery hints of yellow, lavender, blue and deeper pink.

Please be aware that each monitor shows color a bit differently. Since these are made in tiny batches by hand, the cord you receive may not be identical to the photographs, but it will be very close. Please allow for slight variations!

Blessed and consecrated with the energies of self love and soaked with rose quartz and essential oils of rose, geranium, sweet marjoram, and chamomile.

The cord ends are adorned with four charms: an antique goldtone crowned heart (for remembering your personal sovereignty), a silvertone heart key (for unlocking your self esteem), a silvertone bird in flight (for your spirit’s ability to soar), and a rose quartz bead (the “love stone”).

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You can use this cord:

- To adorn an altar for any goddess of love, for your inner child, or for any self love or self esteem work
– As a prayer cord, for working with any love goddess
– For petitioning a love goddess
– For any ritual or spell having to do with your inner child, self worth, self esteem, or self love
– To contact any love goddess, or your inner child, in meditation or journeying
– As a dedication cord to a love goddess
– As a necklace lariat, belt, or hair tie to wear to a rite in honor of a love goddess, or in honor of your Self
– For knot spell work
– To spread on the floor to mark out your ritual circle for working with a love goddess or your inner child, or for self love or self esteem work
– As a portable altar/shrine to a love goddess, or a stealth shrine (for those who are unable to practice openly)
– To wear on any occasion when you want to surround yourself with the blessings of self love and self esteem

I have only two of these available, so if you need to have this, go and grab yours now!

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And as always, thank you so much for your support!

The “good” disabled person

Beth:

As someone who spends way damn too much time educating people on her invisible illnesses (both at the day job and in general life) all I can say to this is OMGS YES, FUCKING WORD!!!!

Originally posted on Loki's Bruid:

Society tells us from the time we are young that the best disabled people do not depend on anyone. “Being raised to not depend on anyone” is a societal hallmark of a disabled person that has “overcome” according to the standards of success. We are declared “successful” in the eyes of society when we don’t need help anymore or we need the least help possible. While well intentioned, this logic is damaging and twisted. We need to change the way we look at disabilities and the way we treat the idea of needing help. While it is certainly a good thing to do as much as one possibly can without assistance, we have not accomplished anything as a society seeking to empower others by shaming those who do in fact need some help. The fact is, with or without a disability, everyone needs help sometimes and everyone, yes, all of…

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Reminder: Call for Submissions for Masks of the High One

It’s been a few months, and things have gotten busy for me over at FiberWytch, so I’ve forgotten to issue the reminders I promised I would regarding Masks of the High One: A Devotional Anthology for Odin.  I opened up submissions for this project on August 30th of this year, and as things stand now they will close on May 1st, 2015 (although I do reserve the right to extend that deadline if I don’t feel comfortable with the amount of material I’ve received and/or written by then). So far I have received about eight submissions, with a couple of people saying they will submit at some point in the future, so here is the first of your periodic reminders that this is still an ongoing thing.

I’ve also just created a separate page for this project on my blog, so if this is your first time hearing about the devotional, or you want to refresh your memory about what I’m looking for, you can find all the details here. At this point, I have mostly received poetry, and could really use essays, personal anecdotes, recipes, rituals. etc., as listed in the CFS; while poetry is great, I would really like to have a more well-rounded assortment of pieces.

Please send your submissions to wodandis at gmail dot com with the header Odin Devotional.  (If you don’t use that exact header, I may not be able to find your submission when I search my inbox to see what’s come in.)

All contributors whose work is accepted will receive a copy of the completed book in your chosen electronic format (.pdf, epub, or mobi).  Plus, I may decide to do something fun, like have a drawing of all accepted contributors, with the winner/s getting a special treat from FiberWytch, such as a fixed candle.

Also, here is something I added to the CFS just today:

***Due to time limitations in my schedule, I am not able to acknowledge all submissions as they are received.  However, if you follow the above guidelines to the letter, you can be sure I will have received your submission. I WILL be contacting the authors of submissions I would like to use, and sending along the release form mentioned above.  I will probably contact everyone all at once when I have made my final selections, so you may not hear from me about your submission until a couple of months AFTER the deadline.***

Again, the deadline for submissions is May 1st, 2015, and I will try to keep remembering to post reminders—as well as any news or changes—here in the blog. Please feel free to spread the word–and thanks!!!

Destash ALL THE THINGS

Beth:

Boosting the signal: Nono is an awesome artist as well as one of my favorite people. And moving sucks.

Originally posted on The Serpent's Labyrinth:

So… I have these beading organizers. For the last few years I’ve had stuff taking up space in them that I just… haven’t used.  (Like we are talking back from my first couple years in California, that is how old this stuff is, a good 6-7 years old.) And as happens, said organizers have gotten disrupted enough that they pretty much stopped being organized.  (This was a long while back.)

As I’m moving across the country and having to ship my possessions eastward, I am prioritizing what to take with me, and the beads that I actually use to make things to make money with are of way higher priority than beads I am never going to get around to using.  (And I would like to reclaim my organizers to actually organize beads I am actually using, and keep them that way.)

So as part of my “garage sale”, I…

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