Within nature, I feel at home. Here I am not the misfit or the outcast. I am understood. I am not awkward nor am I misrepresented.
Here I am appreciated, adequate, and filled with spiritual energy; downloaded directly from Divinity.
Nature demands only that I listen and observe.
The land supports me.
The wind speaks to me.
The warmth of the sun ignites me.
The water ( or falling snow) cleanses me.
Friends and family closest to you will try to know you, but they can only go as far as their ability to see the true you will allow.
There are few in my life who make the effort to dig deep and look with their hearts and soul over their minds. Some work hard to tear me down and discredit my abilities, my wisdom, and inner light – and with this, they have chosen cast away any ability to know me. Those who follow them have also judged me and voided their ability to know me, but they probably don’t even realize it.
This is where I am pushed aside, forcing my gifts from the world. They do the same to you… Their ego rules their world speaking to them of superiority and righteousness.
Within nature, we can learn and grow. She is patient and takes time to sincerely, and deeply know us. We can exist without ridicule. We are not falsely judged and wrongfully sentenced. We are protected. We are fulfilled. Here we can become whole.
All of these gifts are at our fingertips. Just step outside and open your mind and heart.
Through persistence, I found the honest answer… I can have both! I realize that I could forge my own path using the skills and knowledge I gained, and the simplest of techniques.
I love food and everything that goes with it. I have spent more than 35 years in the kitchen, enjoying every minute. Okay… well, enjoying almost every minute of it.
In addition, I have disbursed nearly as many years studying Wicca, Witchcraft, and Paganism. Combining these two interests has created a Magickal path where I combine food and spirituality. To my delight they play brilliantly together.
My love of whole healthy foods, and unique recipes has also lead me to help run a local teen cooking program, where I teach kids valuable life skills in the kitchen. In addition, I teach a variety of cooking classes for adults and covens on subjects ranging from making the time spent in the kitchen more enjoyable, to cooking together as a group, and recipe-spell creation.
It only made sense that I would begin writing and sharing my experience. From this, The Magick Kitchen was born. My journey with you is about developing a spiritual experience with food, far beyond the dull habit of consumption. We have a marvelous opportunity here to take a most mundane task and make it Magickal!
The Magick Kitchen is about connecting to Divinity through food and the ritual of preparing and sharing food. It is about developing a sacred balance between nourishment, ritual, and spirit. Food has the power to heal, sooth, and bring us together as friends, families, and community.
I am so glad you joined me! Sharing knowledge, experience, and personal perspective with you is an honor. Thank you!