First Full Moon of 2021
Greetings Supernatural Hippies! I have not written in a while but have some great nature photos and magical photography to share. I think I have been blocked, not creatively as such but a bit overwhelmed, stressed at times, anxious at times and perhaps demotivated. I’ve had lots of ideas. I have written poems, created art, taken photos, had things to write about. But it was actually getting the time and also I need a new computer etc.
Going to read 1984 by George Orwell
So we have been in Lockdown for nearly a year now and it’s getting absolutely intolerable for nearly everyone. Really hoping life can get back to normal again as I feel like I’ve fallen into a Dystopian Sci-Fi Horror Movie! And it’s not ending any time soon. On that subject I finally found a copy of the novel 1984 by George Orwell which I am going to read. Absolutely everyone I know is miserable now and it feels like war times or something. I guess it’s different wherever you live and some people handle it better than others. Everyone has their own different fear about some aspect of what is happening. 2020 has got to be one of the worst years ever and 2021 is not looking good either.
Mainstream Media is toxic now
So I decided I want to be done with looking at the mainstream media as it’s both terrifying and depressing and also baffling at times. Like I’ve said before I don’t have a TV but having a phone and going on to social media you get the same exposure. So today on the Wolf Moon I abandoned the phone to go and paint a stone that I found on a walk in the snow.
The Wolf Stone
When I saw it I thought – Werewolf! When I decided to draw it I thought I would draw a wolf. Not the easiest thing and I had to create it within the shape of the stone so there are limitations with that, such as one ear being bigger than the other and not having the hair around the face as the stone was too small for that. I am quite happy with the end result. And this is my Magical Wolf Stone. As I found him in the Snow I thought he had to be a White Wolf. The White Wolf symbolises purity and protection.
I have a whole lot of pebbles to paint. It is time consuming but it’s also enjoyable and really creative. Painting the Wolf today is the beginning of painting the pebbles. And for me this Wolf Moon represents a shift in consciousness, a turning point. January is a really depressing long dark and cold month. Obviously the isolation of lockdown makes that worse. But instead of looking at the holographic world of the mainstream media today with what some would call vested interests among other things, depending where you live, I chose to focus on the energy of the moon and to be creative.
In 2021 I will try and be creative and avoid seeing the news
For the next few months I will focus on creating art, reading, tidying up, journalling, hopefully creating content here and trying to set some goals and stuff. I think the fear inducing mainstream media distracts us from ourselves as there is constantly something to worry about and be afraid of. And social media should be to connect with like minds which MySpace used to be but some of the social media now is divisive rather than social with restrictive corporate algorithmns. I think I need to try out new social media so if anyone has any good sites to recommend let me know.
Painting Pebbles and connecting with Creativity or a divine purpose
Just wondering if any of you paint stones or pebbles? I’ve seen some amazing ones out there. Well anyway I recommend it. This full moon has a powerful energy and may help unlock your creative side. The Moon represents the great light in the dark. It reconnects us to nature. It is the same Moon our ancestors gazed at, the same moon we were born with, the same moon we will die with. It represents Mystery, Magic, Creativity, Intuition and Imagination. Now at the dark time of the year, a lot of people want to hibernate. And it is a great time to go inward. And also leaving behind those things that don’t serve you, to nurture yourself and reconnect to your divine purpose. Your purpose on this planet and your one life. It’s a good time to disconnect from what is draining you and reconnect to something more inspirational.
The Full Wolf Moon
So there are numerous articles about the Wolf Moon and I had written about the Wolf Moon last year where I found a great video about being a LONE WOLF. I reckon there are more Lone Wolves now than ever before. Traditionally this was a time for Wolves to Howl. And it feels like a time that people want to raise their voices and be heard. A Collective Howl if you will. When all that’s under the surface comes to the fore. Which it inevitably, eventually will.
Kelly’s Magical Realm
So this year I found 2 great youtube videos from a Youtuber called Kelly whose channel is called “Kelly’s Magical Realm”. These are two really informative videos about the background to The Wolf Moon and a bit about the folklore involved. In the second video she mentions that Ireland used to be called Wolf Land and was deeply forested but after Cromwell’s invasion the trees were cut down and the wolves were ordered to be slaughtered. His arrival signalled the death knell for the wolves of Ireland. 😦 How tragic. I love Wolves. They are very special and have long been connected with the supernatural. Sadly the Last Wolf in Ireland was killed in 1786, according to Wild Ireland. You can find more information on their website about Wolves in Ireland. There is much written about the history of wolves in Ireland and it is not an area I have researched and there are differing accounts as to where and when the last wolf in Ireland was killed.
I’d rather be Off Grid
The place that I live, despite being close to a city, is also very close to an amazing, labyrinthine stretch of woodland, rivers, hills and fields. Wolves once ran here and the area would have been much more forested. I really wish our world could return to a more natural state in all senses. We are too controlled by technology and too removed from the land. The more technology progresses and the more that outside organisations want to invade our private space the more I want to retreat into the arms of nature. I prefer the land of animals, trees, mountains, oceans and wild landscapes than the technocracy we find ourselves in.
Begin your inner journey
I hope you have a Beautiful and Blessed Evening under The Full Wolf Moon. It took me a while today to paint this pebble, But at least I brought out the Wolf in it. I think we all have an inner power within us like the wolf. In this time of Lone Wolves and Soul Searching the journey is within if you can distance yourself from distractions that don’t serve you. I hope everyone is well. There are some bloggers I wonder about and that I have connected with simply through the medium of words, art and music. I hope everyone is hanging in there. Also if anyone has emailed me and I have not gotten back to you apologies. I have not been on this website for a while. Let’s hope 2021 might be a better year…
This blog post and wolf art is by Anne-Marie at http://www.supernaturalhippie.com
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