Balance weekly-Plants, oh plants!

What is up with blogger lately?? I missed talking to you guys. I hate not being able to speak when i want to, but you probably knew that already about me! How have you been?
You know that lately i have been seeking balance in life, hence the balance weekly theme. Unfortunately, i have been stressing about financial things..everytime i turned on the tv. The economic climate of Greece is..well you probably know all about it. But after of months being...well wise, i decided i should stop. And splurged. And bought even more plants. Sometimes being a little irresponsible is exactly what you need to feel like you are living in the here and now. I do not do that a lot. And when i do i usually ruin the moment with extreme self doubt and judgment. This was n't one of those times, thankfully... Getting a little off budget was freeing for me. It was indeed shopping therapy.
Our home is now like a greenhouse. It 's like a jungle in here. But it did n't happen over night. The last couple of years i am filling every free spot with plants, any kind of plants. I have used anything i could get my hands on, as long as it would grow. Once i had some spoiled onions and cloves of garlic..,so, i planted them. They are really pretty. In result, everywhere i look i am surrounded by life. In all forms. Flowers,herbs, shrubs and trees are growing in pots all around me. Herbs and smudges are drying in various places around the house and it smells like burned sage all the time.
My cats used to be a big problem for my poor plants. They loved peeing in them. I did n't manage to save all of them. Until i read a fabulous solution. Pine cones and stones. So simple, cheap and pretty. You fill the surface of the pots with them and you are done screaming to your cats: Nooooo! Plus, it is fun going out and searching for pine cones. To fill all those pots i had to gather a lot(!) of them. Bags full of them. While i did that, the people passing by, naturally, looked at me in wonder.
I urge you to do the same. Bring Mother Nature into your home. Gather natural items, pieces of wood, rocks, shells. Do n't throw away this bag of expired lentils, plant them. You will feel grounded, protected, safe. It will make your life a bit more magical and bright. As your hands deep into the soil, you will connect with the Goddess. As your plants grow, you will grow stronger with them.
This week's balance weekly project is to bring home a new life. Whether it is in the form of a plant or a pet.
Be blessed, be loved and be in touch with your inner voice.
Kisses and hugs to all of you,


The spirituality of walking, protective pentagram around your house, balance weekly

Greetings blogfriends! Forgive me for the extremely looong title! How are you? I am so much better! I have been taking care of my plants all morning! They are so beautiful! The weather is weird for this time of year, cloudy and rainy but still warm. I have to admit that i love it. I go out to the balcony to drink a cup of coffee and it smells of rain.
This past couple of weeks i have been taking long walks. I have been blessed with some extra spare time and i got a little more aware of the place i live. I appreciate a little better this part of town now. I discovered some extremely beautiful spots and i realised there are some paths i really enjoy walking. I should have done it a long time ago.
I used to live to a quieter, greener place and walk a lot. I went almost everywhere by foot. To chores, to school, to the coffee place, to friends... everywhere. Besides the obvious health benefits, it really helped me relax and connect. Connect with the place, nature, people and animals, the Moon and the Sun and the Air. What is more magical than experiencing the beauty of your surroundings and filling your mind with the smells, the sounds, the feelings and the energy they hold? I needed to get reacquainted with this place. One step at a time.
I am thinking of marking a protective pentagram around my house with runes and the top point will be my home. My mom and i have done it a long time ago around my parents's place. To mark each point we have planted a plant. I was so excited when we did that! I used to go every day and water them for a long time. I think it will be a wonderful ritual for the Summer Solstice. I have n't thought of doing it until i took this walks. Until this place felt mine. Until i felt like the Witch of this place! Under each rune i will leave an offering according to the point and element it represents.
Are you enjoying the place you live? When was it the last time you took a long walk to your neighbourhood, feed some birds, actually smelled the roses? This is this week's balance weekly challenge. To fill your lungs with fresh air and your heart with joy.
Be blessed, be loved and be foolishly happy!
I love you guys,