Reminder for Submissions for the Spring Ed. of the Journal of Apollon

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Boosting signal.

Originally posted on Beloved in Light:

Reminding folks that the deadline is approaching for the spring edition of the Journal put out by the Order of Apollon. I will need submissions by March 7th at the latest for a spring equinox release date. I highly encourage all those who are devoted to Apollon, or who otherwise give adoration to Apollon to submit their entry for the journal.

Participants are encouraged to submit a variety of things. Really only your imagination is your limit. Prayers, poetry, essays, art, reviews, new original translations, rituals, divination methodology, healing methodology etc. The preference is for material to keep mind to  the season of growth and fruition, but for some topics season is unlikely to be pertinent at all which we completely acknowledge.

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My Life’s Top Priority

themorningstar3:

This!! So much this!
ALL the members of my Divine Family give me crap about not taking care of myself first. Not sure which One is saying this but I quote, “You can’t get beautiful music from a shitty vessel.”

Originally posted on Exploring Devotional Practice in Polytheism:

Almost fifteen years ago I gave oaths of loyalty, service, and affection to My Lord. This undertaking had more steps than I anticipated. When I first decided, “Yes, this is something I’m going to do”, He stopped me. My heart wasn’t in the right place. My motivation wasn’t right.

But isn’t this right? I asked. This is what you wanted from me. I’m just doing what you asked me to.

That was the problem and that was my very first lesson.

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Love Song from Hermes

Tiptoe by Imagine Dragons

In the morning light let my roots take flight
Watch me fall above like a vicious dove
They don’t see me come, who can blame them?
They never seem to catch my eye but I never wondered why

I won’t fall asleep
I won’t fall asleep

Hey yeah, don’t let ‘em know we’re coming
Hey yeah, tiptoe higher
Take some time to simmer down, keep your head down low
Hey yeah, tiptoe higher

From your slanted view see the morning dew
Sink into the soil, watch the water boil
They won’t see me run, who can blame them?
They never look to see me fly, so I never have to lie

I won’t fall asleep
I won’t fall asleep

Hey yeah, don’t let ‘em know we’re coming
Hey yeah, tiptoe higher
Take some time to simmer down, keep your head down low
Hey yeah, tiptoe higher

Nobody else, nobody else
Nobody else can take me higher
Nobody else can take me higher
Nobody else can take me higher
Nobody else

Hey yeah, don’t let ‘em know we’re coming
Hey yeah, tiptoe higher
Take some time to simmer down, keep your head down low
Hey yeah, tiptoe higher

Hey yeah, don’t let ‘em know we’re coming
Hey yeah, tiptoe higher
Take some time to simmer down, keep your head down low
Hey yeah, tiptoe higher

Dedication Isn’t Supposed to be Easy-The Downsides to Veiling

Originally posted on Horrific Knits:

There are a lot of really amazing, wonderful things to come out of veiling. I have talked to multiple women about the ways that it is grounding, emotionally healing, and calming (more on that later).

And it’s hot, uncomfortable, and makes you a visible target.

Let’s be honest with ourselves-part of the reason that those who are drawn to veiling do it is because of the sacrificial nature of the act. You are taking on a requirement that sets you apart from your peers-even peers in your own belief set. This is an act that requires long term commitment and a need for follow through.

I’m by no means suggesting not to veil. Most everything has a downside as well as benefits. Veiling also isn’t for everyone and there is certainly no shame in the attempt and decision that you are best serving deity in other ways.

These are the…

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