It was a day for rituals. The coldest day so far this winter and my close friend came by to do a cleansing ritual. We burned a book, a reminder of her past and I gave her one of my bird nests and a pretty sea green gemstone as a symbolic gesture. This on the same day that I added my first happy thought for 2014 to the jar from my sister-in-law. The jar itself is a mason jar covered in cheerful yellow fabric with a dragonfly. I have been craving sunshine yellow lately and although it was a colour I used to have trouble with, I am finding I actually love it. It makes me feel happy and alive. My friend and I both needed to get rid of so much, both physically and emotionally, spiritually. It’s appropriate that the first happy thought that I wrote down and placed in the jar was about my one year old son. He is definitely the cause of my transformation, for what could transform one more than motherhood? I am truly blessed and I have to remind myself of this.
I also think it is time that I changed my altar. Although we are still months away from springtime, I am already feeling new growth and ideas.
-Ivy of Erda’s Fountain