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Poetry is a very important part of the Wiccan Religion. Read poetry to your children whenever you get a chance. Encourage them to express themselves through poetry.
Music is also such a wonderful part of the Wiccan religion. I try to sing my children's names in little songs that I change or even make up. I'm a terrible singer, but they love my enthusiasm.
Expose your children to art. We're lucky enough to have a great art museum very close to our house. Give your children plenty of opportunities to express themselves through paint, sculpture, etc.
Read to your children. Discuss with them what they read. Get them thinking about what they read.
Cook with your children. They will feel successful and learn a valuable skill. It may take longer and make a bigger mess, but it's well worth it.
Start and continue traditions with your child. This is what they will remember and pass on to your grandchildren. The traditions don't have to be elaborate, just something you'll all enjoy doing together for the Sabbats or other special occassions.
Dance, laugh, sing, play, discover, cuddle, love, read, kiss, wrestle, run, skip, explore, make messes. That's what a Pagan parent can do with their children.
I think by being close to our children we become closer to the Divine. Sharing the Elements with you children, showing them the Full Moon...seeing their wonder and delight can help you feel it too
Other people's thoughts that I liked:
An imaginative child is rarely a lonely child.
Children will forget what you told them, but they won't forget how you made them feel.
Children are a gift from the Goddess. Loving them and taking good care of them is your way to say "Thank you" to her.
Parenting is a trial and error process.
*Brightest Of Blessings*
Great Mother Godddess
Lady of the Earth
Lady of the Sky
Matron of all things.
I praise your sacred Name
Oh Weave of the ways
Oh spinner of time
I invoke thy sacred spirit into my life
Into my heart
Into my spirit
To know and love you always
Lady of the Earth,
Each day I wake upon thy body
Each Day I wake to your beauty
Each day I wake to your blessings
Each day I wake to your love
You who are all things,
Through your essence all things are sacred
Lady of the Sky,
You are the veil that protects us
You are the blessings we take in with each breath
You nurish us and sustain us
You gude and love us
Godess of the Universe,
You are the Sun, The stars, and the moon
You are the Love and Fear
You are the comfort and love
You are the Peace and Choas
You are ALL
Guide me, Great Mother
Hold me in your loving arms
Kiss me with your Divine Love
Give me Peace
Give me Estacy
I praise thee
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Goddess, We Thank Thee
For the flowers that bloom about our feet,
For the tender grass so fresh and sweet,
For the song of the bird and the hum of the bee,
for all the beauty we hear or see,
Goddess, we thank thee.
For the blue of the stream and of the sky,
For the pleasant shade of branches up high,
For the fragrant air and cooling breeze,
For the beauty of the blooming trees,
Goddess, we thank thee.