Busy living life as were every day my last

This is the story of my current life: I get up early in the mornings to see someone seriously ill and three times a week to do my fitness program. Then, after morning coffee, it is time to do some of the many chores that come with living in a big old house. Frequently, already at this time, I will have received calls from our dear friends, asking either for my company on a fun trip or for help doing something for a common friend.

Afternoons are not always so busy, as it is here that we recuperate and rest for a couple of hours. However, sometimes we help each other with a project or share a couple of glasses of wine to solve the world situation.

Then comes the long evenings, where I get even more creative than during the day. At this time of day, I work on some of my many creative projects or plan my next move in my writing adventure or a brand new witchcraft ritual.

Yesterday, we celebrated the Sabbath of Samhain a little earlier than usual. I knew I would be too busy today going to the bank for money and shopping for groceries. And tomorrow, it would have been too stressful, as I need to go vote for the election to the Danish Folketing, our parliament, receive a visit from both my counselor and my hairdresser, and prepare myself for my work at the social house.

The pictures show my main altar, ancestor altar, and Tarot cards. It was a long ritual with many readings and prayers for the New Year ahead of us. It was beautiful and meaningful, however. I have kept the altars for my counselor to see, as she is interested in spiritual paths too.

Yesterday, I also decided to do something new this new year. From now on, I will write and publish on Mondays. The first day of the week, well, as life goes on here at my spot on Mother Earth, anything can happen here.

Besides, I need at least one day a week where I don´t have to be somewhere, with somebody, doing something.

Busy living life as were every day my last, a whole day off, only doing creative stuff, will serve me well mentally. I need to be extremely careful in working hard on my mental stamina, as bipolar disorder, anxiety, and ADHD are all challenging and demanding to learn to live well with.

This last week, my husband and I have worked hard to improve our health after the Coronavirus targeted my husband and I got swept off my feet by nasty stomach flu. It is no fun whatsoever, and I´m happy to announce that we are safe and healthy again.

Tomorrow, it is election time. And I have never before been so much in doubt who or what party to vote for. I no longer trust politicians, as they speak way too slyly for my taste. Still, the action behind the fancy words is seldom helpful to anybody but themselves. I wouldn´t buy a used car from any of them, so my vote goes to either the party closest to my beliefs or becomes a blank vote.

I asked the 14 party leaders what they would do to help the weak and vulnerable people of our society, but only two of them replied. The answers were, of course, carefully freed from binding promises.

I´m not impressed at all.

I see the direct results of decades of downright rotten politics when I go to the social houses in my county. Deeply hurt and needy people whose lives are in the hands of a harsh system where people only seldom smile.

Because they are reduced to a number in the bean-counting atmosphere of office people with little or no life experiences outside their own turf.

Or left to take care of their lives alone, as no one seems to care whether they have a meaningful existence or not.

We aren´t making things any better by adding more laws, more cold calculations, and more airy talk about what we should be doing instead of actually making a positive difference for as many people as possible.

But today, there is no politics on the menu. I simply can´t listen to any more talking; I need to see some action.

And that action is to write this post today and to work determined on my current 5D diamond image, the four seasons in the form of a small house carefully decorated with each season´s characteristics. I will show it to you as soon as it is finished.

My husband is out in his beloved garden, celebrating Halloween with a beautiful bonfire. I prefer to stay inside the house, as my arthritis is having a party tormenting my lower back and every fiber in my body.

So, I sit here in our living home, which has become a cozy den. We have put up plaster walls and added long thick curtains so that it is possible to save at least a little sum of money on the heating bill. We

also try to use less electricity, as the bills only go one way, which is up.

Yes, we live in hectic times with inflation rising everywhere on almost everything.

But here at my sacred place, life is busy as usual. So we try to spend less, use what we already have before buying something new, and seek happiness in whatever we do together.

Thirty words left to greet new readers and followers; welcome and blessed be. May our journey together be fun and mindful, filled with trust.

May your week be filled with joy and loving bliss, dear readers and followers. May the world soon come to its senses instead of fighting for the wrong causes. And may my current life continue to be so busy, wonderful, and happy.

As we all will it, so mote it be.

Merry meet and merry part and merry meet again.


In sickness and in health

This week has been a road trip through hell and back. Beginning Wednesday last week, my husband went down with Covid-19. I kept testing negative but had to stay in bed on Saturday, too.

Then, my personal hell trip caused by nasty stomach flu took the best of me, so I was utterly unable to write anything meaningful on Sunday.

But here we stand together, in sickness and in health, and at least I managed to get my fourth vaccination against Covid-19 before I got sick.

Now, a week later, we are beginning to feel somewhat better; however, none of us precisely think that this was it for this round. My husband still feels weak and extremely tired, and I have to do anything in slow motion to not feel exhausted.

Friday this week, I went with a couple of close friends to the local market, and yesterday, we celebrated the birthdays of some other friends. We went home earlier than expected; however, this week’s health issues have taken their toll on my husband and me.

All my many plans about tidying up my creative dens, well, they went down the drain this week. The only thing I managed to do during the week was to remain reasonably sane while sickness ruled this house.

The upcoming ladies’ luncheon on Thursday next week demands that I get the tidying done, at the latest, on Wednesday. So, three whole days to get the job done seems like a lot of time, but it isn’t in the aftermath of nasty sickness.

The only thing to do is begin tomorrow, right after my fitness class. I will create a cozy and warm atmosphere in my creative den and work my way through the most manageable parts, to begin with.

Then, I will consider if it would be best to break down the job into several tasks Tuesday and Wednesday.

I know it is fun and relatively quick to do, but I’m overwhelmed by it today. Today, therefore, I have dedicated the whole day between writing this post and working intensely with my new 5D diamond picture, a little cabin throughout the four seasons. The point is to turn the image, depending on which season you are in at the moment.

In sickness and health, my husband stood up for me and took great care in addressing my needs, however sick he has been. During this week, we both needed to sleep more than usual, yet he has still managed to clean the house, wash clothes, and buy necessary groceries.

I’m very thankful to him, as I’m not good at being sick. I hate it, I feel miserable, and I almost can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel when sickness strikes me.

Now, I’m feeling quite alright again, but drained and slow in my movements. Therefore, I will wrap this up by wishing you a great week, dear readers and followers. See you again next Sunday evening.

The veil is thinning …

It is far into Fall; the leaves are leaving the trees, and the icy cold mornings have been replaced by even cooler days and nights.

The veil is thinning; I feel my Ancestors close by, and my mood is back at the best possible position for me.

However, as we truly live in dangerous, erratic, and expensive times, we also feel cooler mental winds around us and our loved ones.

It is as if we were the target of everything and nothing simultaneously from the world outside and in.

But here, like living on an isolated island, we stand as strong as ever; here, we fight every inch back, and here we live as were today the very last for us on Mother Earth.

The week has been hectic, demanding, and thrilling. We have election day on November 1, 2022, for our national parliament.

Yesterday, I wrote the 14 party leaders a letter with three questions:

Dear politician.

On the occasion of the upcoming election to Folketinget, I would like, as a citizen and elector, to ask you three questions about the marginalized and weakest citizens of our society.

My decision on who to vote for will, among other things, depend on your answer. I work as a volunteer at a social house, and my field of expertise is the fantastic people you are lucky to meet there.

  1. Please explain your view of humanity that defines your policies regarding the marginalized and weakest citizens of our society?
  2. To clarify, please tell me what considerable positive difference your policies will make for these people in their everyday?
  3. And please, for once, find the money in other places than core welfare to pay for treating people decently because this is about people we simply cannot treat like they are treated now?

Besides, I wish you a good campaign.

At least, I have tried to change things, if only in writing; however, anything is better than doing nothing.

The world leaders are either star crazy or couldn´t seem to care less about what really matters in life, as the world has become now.

It is sometimes difficult to grasp that we humans still haven´t learned our painful lessons from history and past experiences.

Now is such a moment, and I seek deliberately to enjoy each split second of this strange yet so well-known roller coaster ride of my life.

I get happy every icy cold morning, strive to do my best in everything, and see challenges as chances to keep doing that.

A positive outlook on life´s ups and downs, re-direction of my attention from bad news to creative pursuits, and loads of complex physical, mental, and spiritual work, that´s me.

I, too, feel down from time to time. But I keep smiling, even in tears; I laugh and cry at will and whenever Nature makes me.

The veil is thinning, and I´m already in the planning mood for my upcoming Samhain Sabbath on October 31.

Tomorrow, a good friend and I will sew the Winter curtains for the living room, the office, and the library.

But, today, my thoughts go to marginalized and weak people of this world. May the goddesses and gods of the Universe bless you with happiness, inner peace, good health, and kindness.

I see the direct result of decades of downright rotten politics. But, unfortunately, it happens daily in my country, Denmark. For that, I´m ashamed, deeply enraged, and sorrowful.

It is under no circumstances whatsoever fair to treat people like that!

No, here we treat other people like we want to be treated. Here, we face responsibility and dependability with humbleness and deep respect. And here, we share a unique bond of love, friendship, and profoundly rooted trust.

Today, my Christmas present for my eighty-four-year-old father, a pair of quality slippers for the cold Winter ahead, arrived. For his birthday in January 2023, I will buy him some delicious sweets the next time I go to the border shops between Denmark and Germany with two close friends.

Today, I learned some life-changing news. I listen to loud music and play it like were the Devil himself chasing me out of Hell.

Yet, today, everything is as it should be with us. My husband is in his beloved garden, creating magickal spaces everywhere. The little wise, old dog sleeps on a thick and soft blanket, and two of the philosophical cats enjoy their outdoor den; the last is upstairs, in a box on a soft towel.

I sit in my bathrobe and cozy slippers, wearing soft, loose clothing. There is chai tea in my cup, everything I need is nearby, and I feel privileged.

Thank you, dear Universe, for that; I´m grateful.

The veil is thinning, and next week is as busy as ever this year. Yet, at the same time, I still have these special moments where I allow my constantly racing thoughts to be free and just hum around.

Today is such a moment, and it feels good to be back in the saddle, pain-free in my lower back, and ready to relax after this blog post.

With 71 words left to leave a good imprint of who is behind the Northern Witch, I´m proud to be writing for you, dear readers and followers. Writing here every Sunday morning or afternoon has become fun and mentally enriching.

The remainder of the day is a complex mix of tidying up my creative dens for tomorrow´s curtain and sewing adventure.

In between that, well, here, my plan is to recuperate.

The veil is thinning …

May your week be filled with happiness, inner peace, good health, and kindness, dear readers and followers.

May the world heal its human wounds sooner rather than later.

And may my current manic mood stay with me for a long time.

As we all will it, let´s meet online for a silent prayer for world peace.

So mote it be.

Merry meet and merry part and merry meet again.

Teamwork in a difficult time

Today, I salute my dear friends worldwide, including you, dear readers and followers.

This week has been particularly demanding because a sister to one of my friends is seriously ill and needs all the help she can get.

Therefore, we come to her in the mornings to make her morning coffee and talk about positive things. We help her re-arrange her home so that necessary handicap equipment can be installed properly. And we try to make life a little more tolerable, although we know that time is definitely not on her side.

It is teamwork in a difficult time.

My back hurts like hell and back, and it has been stubborn for four days now. But tomorrow, I will go to the local fitness gym again, as I believe that exercise may release the tension in my body.

At the social house, we must consider that a person has begun to mock another. It is unacceptable, and the result will most likely be that the person will be asked to leave and stay away. Sometimes, my work is challenging, sometimes, we can´t help someone, and sometimes, the only answer is to stay strong and focused on those we can help.

And I could easily use much more time for my many endeavors. I finished my latest 5D diamond painting, as seen in today´s picture. I have already ordered a new one, illustrating the four seasons with a small house as the center point. It is made to turn the image depending on your season.

From November 1st, I can no longer buy online on the internet. However, due to our online identification system, we have to use it when banking, shopping, or trying to get in touch with the authorities.

They just haven´t thought of a solution for the many like us who are exempted from having to use it on the cellphone. We have a code reader instead, but the existing solution, including the platform, can´t allow me to approve my buying online.

So until sometime next year, I will have to ask friends to buy for me. It is frustrating, deeply annoying and somewhat like treating me like a child.

Everything speaks in favor of an election for our parliament soon. But this time, I will only vote if I can find a trustworthy politician with empathy and understanding for the weak, the poor, and the old in our society.

The likelihood for that is pretty minimal, as I will definitely not buy a used car from any of those already solid planted in the seat, eating and drinking on our money, and laughing us directly in the face.

Some leaders in the world are downright evil, corrupt, and cowards threatening us with nuclear war. It is neither time for it nor will we ever back down from our human rights and personal responsibility.

At best, it is meaningless, alarmingly crazy, and the direct way straight to hell.

Why fight this way? I´m the granddaughter of members of the Danish resistance against Hitler´s Nazi Germany.

I believe in freedom and world peace. I fight for my loved ones, myself, and my innermost opinions and values.

My friends and I share the art of teamwork during difficult times. It motivates me to always try to be the best possible version of myself.

My bipolar disorder is slowly becoming an exceptional “friend.” But, well, we might disagree whenever the turning of the wheel of life points to depression rather than mania. However, there is so much beauty, art, and creativity in being bipolar with a creative ore.

My anxiety thrives, meaning that it leaves me perfectly alone, for the moment that is. It snarls at me repeatedly; it hisses and tries to grab and drag me to ultimate fright.

But as long as it stays when I tell it to, life is still outstanding, exceptional, and exciting despite a downward spiraling world.

I believe humor is the best cure for bad news, rising prices on practically everything, and an utterly meaningless war.

So I try to laugh as much as possible, especially after demanding personal experiences that will be carved into my soul forever.

I try to live every day as if it were my last on Mother Earth. And I try to create some sort of meaning in all this around me and my loved ones. By the way, that includes you, dear readers and followers. To me, you are a part of my extended family.

For all that, I´m more than grateful.

I have this gut feeling that the time we are living in, well, it is the silence before the storm.

Let´s meet in that silence online and pray for world peace.

So Mote It Be.

Next week, I begin preparing for my kind of New Year, the Sabbath of Samhain. So I think it will be with absolutely everything I have kept hidden in boxes, cabinets, and rooms.

After writing this, it will be time for me to rest my body, as my back hurts really bad. The weather doesn´t help with the cold either; beautiful colors show in the trees around me and change my mood to happy.

Yes, even though the challenges in life are demanding, it is possible to remain relatively sane and stay positive.

This week has also been fun, fast, and life-affirming in so many ways that I, for once, have difficulty finding the right words to express my gratitude.

So thank you, my loved ones, for inspiration, support, and the conversations I will cherish forever.

Thank you, dear Universe, dear goddesses and gods, for this.

May your week be blessed with love, friendship, and positive life experiences, dear readers and followers. May the world slow just a little bit down, as it is some roller coaster ride right now. And may my mood change be swift, balanced, and sooner rather than later.

As we all will it, so mote it be.

Merry meet and merry part and merry meet again.