a curious mind

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Greetings! I’m Shining Quill, a mother of five, and a priestess at Deeply Rooted Church! Here’s a look inside my mind!

The posts on this page are views, opinions, & other expressions from day to day life as a pagan priestess, mother of little girls, & a warrior of C-PTSD.

from the mind . . .

Forgiveness of Self

You’re oblivious to me, I exist here; another prisoner in the maze You can hear me calling Your name Silence I’m trapped; surrounded by sandy walls In desert created by consciousness You see me trying to find You More dusty camouflage, To cipher Why the mirrors, why the smoke? I’m right here!   Will you…


Inferno Father

He rises through me, passing through my teeth like gravel Bile from my center, the fear rising to meet You I’m suddenly caught off guard by Your advances Spitting out the boney shards, unfocused I am taken over by the Desire Drunk on rusty, honey mead, lapping from Your chalice I refused You once, but…


A Crow’s Sight

The amber rays of the dying sun blew across the Skylord’s back. Feathers rustling, birch leaves chattering & gossiping Cloaked in shadowed airfoils, spanning in either direction His pinfeather guise every element unleashed with ambivalent form Harmony. Earth. Fire. Water. Air. Speech. Skylord retired from His lonely perch Gullywashed, the Queen, called to He The…



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About Me

Hello! I’m Shining Quill. I’m a 37 year old mother of five adorable little girls. I have the great privilege of serving as a member of the clergy of Deeply Rooted Church. I love to write, share experiences, and connect with fellow Pagans. My blog is about spirituality, health, & navigating life Bipolar disorder. This blog is a journey through the years spent at my community & the lessons hard won through experience.

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