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Surrender More

Some days just can’t be wonderful. You aren’t in the best of health or you plain don’t feel good, feel like getting up and moving around. You can’t ignore the obvious strain on personal relationships. You have things to say but you’re convinced whatever those words are, they will fall on deaf ears. You’re working full time, and then more time, and more time, just to stay afloat. Everyone seems to be so hateful in their hearts, and it’s probably because they truly are.

How do you even convince yourself to keep up the pace?
When I think I’ve surrendered, I surrender more
Makes sense.
You can’t control it all. You might feel like you are as powerful as ever but it doesn’t change the fact that you absolutely cannot control every little bit of life. Sit back and think about what actually can be controlled. If it’s not something you can say, think, or do, surrender to what it is. Say, for instance, the clerk at this desk or that check-out is an absolute horror show of customer service. They’re rude, impatient, etc., how do you respond? Do you respond with the same rudeness, impatience, etc., or do you choose to smile politely knowing full well you’re having a much better day than that person? You can do what you want, but recall that you are the only person in control of which decision you make. You can easily let that bad-day-having clerk affect your attitude and your day, but you’re just as capable of deciding that that momentary meeting was just that, and go on about your day feeling just fine. You can even send some good vibes in their direction in hopes of bettering their day. Your power is yours and you do what’s best for you with it. It’s important to remember that expelling energy on the people who do not require your energy is exhausting, and does nothing positive for you. It does not help you in your journey and it certainly does not strengthen your craft.
A Taurus and a control freak by birthright, I struggle with the surrender. This statement is meant as broadly as possible. I’m fixed and mostly unmovable. I’m a backseat driver and overzealous mother. I’m a creature of habit who has had more than my fair share of recurring tornado dreams, as my need for control exists even in my subconscious. Surrendering to “that which I cannot control” sometimes feels more like a challenge to me than a thing to actually do. But this is where I am able to learn and grow within myself. What a lot of people consider a simple choice, I consider a leaping decision. I sometimes sit still in situations where I should certainly move, knowing that if I move the balance of control will be shifted and I may lose it. It is in these moments when I must remind myself that that’s okay. We are merely vessels traveling through time to learn from our people, our surroundings, our world. What are we so afraid of? Keeping in mind that each day is an unpromised gift, giving in to the negativity around us seems like such a waste.
So my advice is this: You can’t control everything, some days just can’t be wonderful, and that’s okay. Utilize your due diligence in making sure that you are controlling what you need to in order to take care of you. You can control your actions & reactions, your words, your mood, your energy. You cannot help or control anyone else’s. However, you can use your actions, words, and mood to help brighten someone else up. “You are the moon, the sun, the stars, the whole damn universe” to someone else. So act like it. Even on a bad day, you can look through the clouds and know what lies beyond. You are capable of embracing what comes and making it serve you in a positive way. The power is yours. Surrender to it.
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The online store is open!!

The online store is open!!

 

This is extremely exciting for us! We’ve worked our tails off to be able to share our earthen goods with all of you, far and wide, wherever you may be. As an introduction, let me clue you in on some of what you can expect from our future blog postings:

 

  • Introduction & expansion on stones and crystals
  • Introduction & expansion on our hand-crafted oils, perfumes, salts, sugars, tinctures, infusions, and elixirs.
  • Tarot decks, readings, and interpretations.
  • Crystal healing
  • The moon <3 and other planetary cycles, uses and repercussions
  • Healthy mind, body and soul
  • Human relationship with herbal medicine and plants over the last millennia
  • The states of consciousness and projecting one’s thoughts towards reality
  • Meditation
  • Circle casting
  • The scientific basis for spirituality through quantum entanglement and extra dimensionality
  • Working with the elements
  • The balancing acts of living a witchy life
  • Spells
  • Vibes & intents
  • The general life and ways of the Twigs girls

 

Among other topics! Between working, manning the physical store, family & familiars and who knows what else, it’s not always easy to keep your mind open and free to deliver information to the world around you. However, the twigs girls are completely and utterly dedicated to being a constant source of supplies and help to everyone we can be useful to. We are really excited to begin this journey and even happier that you’re here to ride along and experience it with us.

 

We are ready for anything, we are ready for everything, we are ready. So mote it be <3

 

-Brytneigh