Of Serpents & Storms
Maybe you have noticed the hashtag over at Revelations of a Witch and here at Dark Goddesses Collective or maybe you have not – either way, Of Serpents & Storms is what we are made of.
Rise, Witch, Rise
Being made of serpents and storms is a divine initiation into some of life’s greatest mysteries and the mysteries unique to each of us. The serpent, with the ability to transform and grow with each shedding of its skin as well as the ouroboros as the cycle of life, speaks to an energetic nature that lives within. The storms we face create an atmosphere that is both creative and destructive, without it we would stagnate and decay. In the grand ecology of our own lives, being made of serpents and storms is the willingness to rise.
When the Storms Rage
Make no mistake, there are deeply seated and pervasive storms raging. This is true for our inner world and the outer world. There is a need for change on many fronts. Ivy and I are, have been, and always will be proponents for change that have positive impacts on society and on this Earth. We know where we have the greatest impact to promote change and that is why Dark Goddesses Collective was born. To begin the journey of creating a community that wants to do the work that will impact change. Instead of watching the storms rage from the outside, we rise. We become the storm instead of watching with fear on the sidelines. Connecting to that energy requires that we also become aware of the inner storms we face. Of Serpents & Storms is here to do that in a unique way with one of a kind solutions and products.
The backbone of it all
Kaycee and I are HUGE proponents of selfcare, of using the gifts the mothers give us to lead ourselves back to center. There is nothing quite like having a day where it all seems to just fall apart and realizing it’s time to take back control. To pivot, if you will.
This was never more clear than a few months back, when I was having a moment and could NOT bring myself out of the mindset of, what really was, imposter syndrome. Kaycee, being the rock that she is, told me to get a few herbs, run a bath, place those herbs in the water and let them do what they are meant to do.
We all know that herbs in the bath are wonderful, but the cleanup can be a nightmare. So I grabbed a little tulle bag, stuffed it with herbs and tossed it into the water. Within minutes, I was back to myself. I could breathe, I could think and I was free of those thoughts that come to us all sometimes, unbidden. That was probably the moment I realized, there’s something here.
We have decided to create a line of bath products for the stressed out Witch. For the Witches that find themselves in that headspace of “not good enough” (which is utter bullshit anyway). However, we have discussed it and come to the conclusion that we want to be different. OS&S will not be sold online, for now anyway. The only way to get your hands on our products will be in person.
We’re here to help the working Witch take care of themselves, while at the same time doing something we enjoy. The first products will be available as a raffle basket at The Witchy High Tea in Concord, NC on June 5th. There will be other vending events in the future, but to give you an idea of what is being created see a partial list below.
Bath Teas in reusable bags
Bath Teas in biodegradeable paper tea bags
Bath Salts with various herbs for specific purposes in tulle bags
Mojo Bags for Protection, Sleep, etc.
Glass 4oz. Jars of teas, salts, blends with an adorable little spoon and a reusable tulle bag
Mini Altar Tins (which is something I’ve been making for a decade)
BSC with specific purposes in mind
Sugar Scrubs for ritual cleansing
As you can see, we really want Witches to have products geared toward them and the work they do. As we get closer to Samhain, I have ideas for salts and teas to help connect you with your ancestors. We love our community and this is the way we are working to give back. To help guide you through the storms as the serpent sheds her skin. To be born anew.
Kaycee has lots of ways to practice Self Care that you can find from December posts
The Witchy High Tea is approaching fast. Do you have your ticket yet? If not, head on over to the CMPF Fundraising Page
A Candle & a Key and Darkest Blessings,
Kaycee & Ivy
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