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tw ms 1So I have always been one to do fun things anonymously. When I was a teenager I painted a huge sign that said smile and placed it among a highway. I’ve dressed up in long witchy wig hair and creeped along the cornfields at night. I’ve placed fortune cookie statements in people’s mailboxes and I’ve taped plastic forks with cake pieces on it to lawn gnome hands. I figure I could blog about it because most of you don’t know who I really am and if you do, then you have probably done some of these fun things with me!

Well here is my next adventure in doing free-spirited activities: I made charms I like to call Moving Statements…

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It is a positive, make-you think statement, laminated and made into a charm with recycled stuff (usually beads). On the back it says, “Keep or Pass Me On…” Hopefully people will see it and take it if they are inclined and either keep it for themselves or continue on the game of passing it on. I’m leaving them in public places. It’s a thrill to leave one. I like to imagine all the positive impacts it could possibly have. Even if it’s someone throwing it away, it still probably woke them out of their mundane routine. However, I doubt people will throw the charms away because they are so durable.

So far I’ve left one on a sink in a hospital bathroom. I’m planning on hanging them from public park trees, dropping them among the grocery store produce, sneaking them into on-sale clothes pockets and leaving them in elevators. Whatever floats my fancy. I’ve made a bunch, so I’m selling them for cheap at Twitchy Witchy, too. Have fun!

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Another option: You could even print out your own sayings you want public and tape them up places. It won’t destroy property, but it is still getting out there.

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There are little things we try to do to remind us of our unique and authentic spirits that pull us through the year. As Pagans, we celebrate the seasons in ritual, food, crafts, community and decoration. The Wheel of the Year helps us realize the cyclical turning of life and how we must respect patterns in all of the creatures’ inherent nature.

There are some traditions that I have been doing for many years. Some I have started when I was a teenager. Some I started as a young adult. Some I might start next year! The important thing is to continue to do these traditions that help give your life some cohesion and add to your personal power. Pagan or not, having spiritual traditions gives us a sense of connection.

Just thought I would share with my readers some of my favorite personal traditions. I would love to hear about anyone elses!

1. The first dandelion I see at the beginning of the year I have to pick. This has led to some interesting adventures of parking my car in awkward spots and walking a ways to pick the dandelion that I saw while driving. Usually, the first dandelion I see, though, is in my own yard. Reason: Luck for year.¬† (Age I started: really young, can’t remember)

2. At least once a year, catch an autumn leaf as it falls off of a tree before it hits the ground. This is harder than it seems! When I was going through my initiation with the element Air, I was taught this game. It is really fun. (Age I started: 20)

3. Each year I need to jump over a young cornstalk before it grows too high for me to jump over. (age began: 11)

4. At harvest, I need to find a “corn baby”, which is basically a cob that was left in the field and forgotten to be picked. (Age started:11).

5. Once a year I need to streak in an open field. This always happens to a certain day of the year, but I may write more about that  in a later post. (Age started: 12)

So basically these are simple tasks but depending on the weather conditions and other factors, it can become quite a burden to complete, but it is still important for me to do. Call me superstitious (which is fine because I am a person who believes in reading the signs that the universe provides), but I feel like if I don’t do these that it will negatively impact my year. Overall, though, I love to do these things and I look forward to when they occur.

~Cicada

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