As I mentioned in my last post, late summer was a really busy time for me. So I'm hoping to do more blogging.
I did want to share one quick thing. Part of my personal practice is altar work. I have several spirit allies that I work with, including my ancestors of blood and spirit. I leave offerings on my altars for them, without necessarily asking for anything in return. For me, it is about tending those relationships. It also helps me so that I can call on their help when in need and not have to wait and give an offering.
Case in point, I left my wallet on the bus. As soon as I realized it, I freaked. Then I did some magic on the fly. Basically just started petitioning those spirit allies and asked for their help for the safe return of the wallet. The next day I called the bus system's lost and found (which was closed that night as I tried as soon as I realized it was gone) and my wallet was turned in. Not only did it have my ID, credit cards and bus passes in it, it also has all the cash.
After I received the wallet, I gave offerings to them in gratitude. This is a recent example, but it's not the only one I have. It is nice to have spirits I can work with on the fly and not have to rely on specific ritual offerings. A simple basic practice like building a relationship spirits via offerings can pack a punch.