Learning Patience by Writing My Grimoire

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So, as part of my air body practice I need to do something creative everyday to tap into my creative energy/use and improve my imagination. Today, I decided to put another page into my Grimoire as my “creative activity”. Past BoS/Grimoire’s I’ve had have been in 3 ring binders since it was easier to store and organize, but I’ve always desired a “real” witchy looking book to keep my correspondences, tarot readings, meditations, etc. and so I finally bought a leather, hand bound, unlined journal. It’s white with rough paper (kind of parchment looking) and thick so my pens don’t bleed through. I love it and felt connected to it from the moment I saw it.

My perfectionist (at times, not always!) nature is probably not the best combo with this type of book, so I’ve been very slow to add to it. I’ve only done my dedication page and Wheel of the Year, so today I decided to add my Moon Phases page. I mixed up my Crescent and Balsamic Moons and accidentally called my Gibbous a Crescent; ugh! It was so frustrating to cross out and rewrite those names, so I’m trying to avoid getting too stressed over it. It makes the book more authentic I suppose. Life is not perfection, so a handwritten book of any kind will not (and probably should not) be without a mistake or typo here and there. If anything it makes it more personal. More my own. So to relieve my anxiety and accept the mess up, I’m taking a page from Bob Ross’s book and changing my outlook on it. I should really practice this more often with other things in my life, because this has helped me get over this small thing.

Otherwise, this week of practice has been going very well and I’ve also been listening to a new (to me, not “new”) podcast called New World Witchery with hosts Cory and Laine. It’s really well done Pagan podcast that goes over folklore (primarily American-based or American, but with other influences) and covers different Pagan beliefs and even Catholic/Abrahamic beliefs and lore. I highly recommend checking them out.

That’s all for this update! Blessed be!

Lark

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4 thoughts on “Learning Patience by Writing My Grimoire

  1. White out is ok. Markouts and erasing is ok. Gluing in new pages over old stuff you messed up on or no longer use is ok. After a long time of that, you’ll end up with a well used, well loved, beautiful book, full of corrected (for now) mistakes, wax drips, coffee or tea stains, spilled ashes, oils, and all your love, as perfectly imperfect as that may be. Good luck!

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  2. I’m still using a D ring binder, but I covered it in leather with satin braided edging and a sleeping dragon on the cover. I need to add more to it. I miss having a printer though. I always preferred to print nice pages to add. I’m a perfectionist too, so I don’t know if I could do a hard bound book. Bob Ross made the best of his happy mistakes, but I don’t know if I’m ready for that.

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    • That sounds really pretty! I used to print pages out, too. It was definitely easier to design and organize that way. It took me awhile to make this decision because I always wanted a more journal-ish type Grimoire, but IMO there’s no wrong way to create one. That’s what makes it special, especially when you can design the look inside and out like you did! 🙂

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