The Season of Anya: Finding Myself through Yoga and Witchcraft, and Creating Magick Along the Way
Creating Magick along the Way
Life is filled with seasons, and each season has a lesson. Back in 2020, when we thought the world was ending, I had a spiritual awakening. I was a hairstylist who had the pleasure of having an incredible amount of time off that year due to the consistent salon closures. I was able to dive so deep into myself that year, and my most memorable moment was connecting with spirit.
My witchy mentor Taren always says, "use what you got", and in a time of insecurity and muck, I was able to nurture and create a beautiful journey with myself, through witchcraft, soul searching, and connecting with my higher self by simply finding the beauty within the ick, because it's what I had, and it was all I needed.
I remember going on walks to pass the time. I admittadly live in a semi run down part of town. Instead of focusing on the "ick" on the walks, (trash, among other not so pleasant things), I focused on practicing gratitude, I was able to capture beautiful photos, and more importantly, beautiful moments along the way despite my surroundings. Through looking at life through rose colored glassed, I was able to deepen my spiritual practice and then life just started to "take off".
With these moments, I started a photo blog on Instagram, called The Season of Anya. It
was such a fun little passion project that kept me grounded, and fueled my fire in the times of uncertainty.
However, I will admit, I was living in a bit of a fantasy world. Since I didn't have to work, I was able to just dive deep and nurture spirit--which IS a beautiful thing. However, it is not practical for us humans. It's important to never forget, when we are on the divine path that we are spiritual beings having a human experience. Human experiences are full of loss, heartbreaks, and pain as well as moments of bliss.
So naturally, when I started to return to my mundane life, the magick faded.
I dove deep into other projects which I thought would bring me immense joy. But not only did I realize I was building other people's dreams up for them, my only joy was for the profit. But slowly, I distanced myself from my magick more and more, and was a soulless robot and experienced burnout.
In recent months I have slowly connected back with divinity, while still experiencing an incredible, yet soul shattering transformational life change. Experiencing divinity, this time around, through heartbreak, has brought me so much closer to spirit than I ever dreamed. Finding the magick, the gratitude through the hardships, at your lowest of lows is how to maintain a real relationship with divinity.
What I plan to share with you is how to maintain that balance and that connection with divinity though the tools that have helped me along the way, through witchcraft and community. I also plan to share with you my story of deep healing, overcoming obstacles, and creating a magickal life along the way.
Welcome The Season of Me. I can't wait to share it with you.