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Happiness!!! (sharing from an essay I wrote on one of the lessons I study)

Published 9 March 2018 by Eris Ilmirith

Happiness! So many things have been said and written about happiness. Everyone is looking for it, everyone is chasing it…Happiness can be lost, found, there are keys to it, doors to it and some other doors that are opened thanks to happiness…The old people say that the older days were happier, although there were wars and famine and poverty and death. Many people tend to hide in the happiness of the past and don’t even believe that they can also be happy right now, in the present! Happiness is a granted for children and most adults think that they cannot be happy. Again, this is a matter of mindset and perspective. Happiness is such a big discussion subject, because people have forgotten how simple it is to be happy.

First of all, happiness is different to joy. Joy is the happy feeling we get every time something good happens and it stays with us for as long as the trigger exists. Happiness is forever. Once known, it can never go away, except if we let it or we forget that we know what it really is.

Happiness is that state of mind that is simple to achieve. Being present at the moment and pay attention to everything good that happens in our lives is a way to achieve happiness. Gratitude for even the smallest things goes hand in hand with happiness. Taking the time to admire a little, fragile flower coming out of concrete, pay attention to the tunes of the birds announcing that spring is close by, look at the clouds and the shapes they make, in other words, look at the world like we used to do when we were little; in awe and surprise and as if we see something for the first time, taking nothing for granted. Children always smile heartily when they see someone they love, always express their feelings, their enthusiasm, without minding if they talk or laugh too loudly or too much (as if there is such a thing as “laughing too much”!). To them, the matters that are in their minds at the specific moment, their feelings of the time are the most important of all. Children are mindful all the time, thus they are happy. They appreciate everything; their parents, their friends, their pets. They speak to the animals and the plants, they speak to themselves, they perceive things we don’t. I read somewhere that until the age of 5, children’s brain works mostly on Theta waves…Children meditate constantly! They are in deep touch with what is going on within them. Even with no toys, they can play. Even without knowing a language, they can communicate! No boundaries apply to their thoughts and imagination, because they don’t think of boundaries. This is why there are no boundaries to their happiness! So, simple as that, we should start thinking like children again, find our inner child and listen to them when they want an ice-cream, no matter how many calories it will have, or dance in the middle of the street for no reason at all, or for every reason in the world.

Children are so close to happiness, so much in touch with it, because they learn and they mostly learn by experiencing. When we grow up we stop experiencing, we stop appreciating the sense of risk and playing and getting out of the box…We set times and schedules and ages. “You are old at 50”, “Sex is not important for a relationship, only love is” (of course love is the most important thing in a relationship, and let’s not talk about respect, freedom, appreciation, pride…But isn’t sex important as well?), “Don’t act like a child”, “When will you grow up?”, “When are you going to become a mother?” (this last one is one of my favourites!). Human beings are body, mind, spirit, soul…all together in a wonderful, unique bunch! Ignoring aspects of ourselves mutilates us, makes us lacking people. Societies are good and, I believe, no human could live alone or should live alone…But we have set so many rules that go beyond our humanity. We must be careful all the time, about how we eat, how we speak, how we laugh, how we flirt…There are rules about everything and anything…and nothing at all! What these rules teach us is that we have to be in a certain way in order to be liked, loved or respected, when the truth is that those who like us and love us better do so for the real us! Our differences make us unique and make life so much more interesting…But we cannot tolerate different, it makes us feel unease, awkward. We have forgotten the myth of the ugly duckling and how happiness is abundant to everyone.

Life has become so rushy, so exhausting, that we do not live anymore. We just run, work, pay bills, sleep, wake up and start again, not only anxious about getting through the day, but also anxious about reaching the goals others have set for us. We don’t stop, we don’t take breaks. We don’t let ourselves daydream, or stargaze, or do stupid and “unnecessary” things. I have heard so many times things like “Even if I had a lot of money, I would continue working, because you never know/people should work, or else…/what would I do if I didn’t work?”. Wait a moment! I would continue doing things I love, and if this was the same to my work, I would continue “working”, although I would do it for free, to help as many as possible. But, it sounds completely stupid not to know what to do if you don’t have to wake up before the sun every day, doing the same things as the day before, rushing all the time, just because you don’t know what else to do…I would read, go out to meet friends, sleep, practice yoga, learn new things, travel around the world, I would adopt more furry friends…People nowadays, forget to breathe. We need social-media posts to remind us that life is not for granted, that we should feel and let the others know it…We need yoga classes to remind us how important breath is. And I like yoga, I am a big fan of it, but it should be our time with ourselves, our moments of truth, our time to get in touch with our bodies and connect our bodies and minds, not the time when we are reminded that we need to breathe and closing our eyes to relax is all right…That all reminds me of one of the times I was in London. I was coming back from my little excursion of the day. In the metro, I was sitting next to a guy whom we were at the museum together with. We started talking and he started talking about how he didn’t understand Greeks and their affection for free time. As a Greek, this was Greek to me. What did he mean? I talked to him about all the things I do during my holidays and he insisted that no holidays are needed. Not that people should have less holidays, but that holidays should not exist because they get you out of schedule. I could only laugh out loud…I didn’t answer to him, there was no need…You can’t convince someone that they need to be happy from time to time. I didn’t even ask why he came to London for the Weekend, but no reason to insult him either. After all, it was a cemetery museum, so it might not have been fun for him, which could excuse his out-time. This story, still makes me laugh and it is one of the things that remind me how happy I am and that I should stay this way, even if only to look at people staring, not understanding…

Attuning to nature and Her rhythms is another way for someone to be happy. Natural rhythms show that the only stable thing in life is change. Once you get to understand that, no burden seems too big or too serious, no problem is uncontrollable anymore. Attuning to Nature’s rhythms, help us connect to our inner rhythms, attune to that sense that all is one and we have choices. We choose how we think, we choose what we decide, we choose our truths, stories, life! We choose. And along with choice there is always responsibility. We are responsible of how we feel and thus, we are responsible to allow and help ourselves feel happy!We choose what we believe and which rules apply to us, and the happier we choose to be, the more reasons we will have to be happy. Happiness goes hand-in-hand with the verb “to be” not “to feel”. One either is happy or not, it’s our choice!

So, happiness is connected to love, compassion, freedom, respect, appreciation, craziness, playfulness, Inner Child. Happiness is something we can share, we can teach…It is actually really important to show to people that they can be happy. Happiness is an emotion that grows by sharing, it becomes stronger and with deeper roots. Happiness is not an ideal, it is our right and we don’t even have to chase it. Happiness is always there, waiting for us to see it and become one with it. Happiness is pink, it feels like little giggles in our belly, like when the airplane takes off…and it is as much liberating! Happiness can help us see the world in new eyes, see ourselves in different colours, because everything is more beautiful when we are happy! If you ask a child why they are happy, they will give you numerous simple answers, because to them, happiness isn’t something unknown. And they do not need much in order to be happy…Some candy or a simple touch will do the miracle.

The other thing that seems really strange to me is the question “How can you be so happy?”. What does “so” want in this sentence? Is there an amount of happiness that is accepted and if you go beyond that, then there is something wrong? People have always been telling me that I am always so happy and looked at me as if there were something wrong with me. And because of their confusion between happiness and joy, they found it crazy when I cried out of sadness, when I wasn’t in the mood for jokes. Their words usually are “This isn’t you”. But this is exactly and precisely me! I am human, I am not a robot set on “joyful mode” forever. I have my moments just like everyone else. And coming from Greece and not Himalaya,I sometimes get carried away by circumstances…But this is me, having good or bad moments. Being happy doesn’t have anything to do with that…Actually, I am grateful and happy for my bad and sad moments as well. They mean that I am still learning, evolving, expanding. They mean that I am present, I am alive, I am able to feel I choose to be happy, every day! And I know why I am happy! I am happy because I grew up in a wonderful family and had a happy childhood. I had a normal adolescence when I used to fight with my mother every day and we can now laugh together about that time. I am happy because I live in a secure house, with the people I love and my cats and dog. I am happy because I have found the man of my life and even at my most difficult periods I had people around me who loved me and cared for me. I am happy because I had the chance to study what I love and I have learnt to never cease learning. I am happy because I have found that Gothic music and magickal studies are not only for the films. I am happy because I have received a lot of love and I am able to give love back, I can feel! I am happy because I already have a niece and there is a nephew on the way, and I have students with whom I still meet and it is always so nice to see that you have become part of someone’s life, especially through an ungraceful role. Of course I have moments that I feel stressed or bitter or sad, maybe…But these moments are like my moments of joy…They go away as soon as the trigger goes away. The reasons I have to be happy are more important and are always there!



Published 7 March 2018 by Eris Ilmirith

I spent almost three days in silence, for the first time in my life and as well as I could manage. Even in this way, by not talking for long hours, not writing blog-posts, not surfing in the net or the Facebook, I have learnt a great deal. Why silence? I would attend a very important initiation, one I have been expecting for one year and more. I wanted to spend time with my guides and myself, I wanted to be open to messages. Of course, in order to keep silent, one has to close their ears to many things they hear and so did I. I stopped the time for a while, listen to the others, I tried to understand them, why they would say something like that (in the cases I heard something mean or gossipy or inappropriate)  and when I did, there was nothing to say.

Silence helps us listen to our inner voice, our intuition, our self. Silence helps us go deep within, cleanse, understand and thus forgive and stay calm. I am not the calmest person in the world, quite the opposite, I should admit! I am not afraid to recognize and accept my “inferior” or “bad” feelings, simply because I do not divide feelings into categories. I am a human being, of course there are times I get angry, or jealous. The difference is that these words do not define me and I have learnt, all these years that I have been involved with spiritual and energy healing, to see how I can use these feelings for a better result, how to express them without insulting anyone, or make them feel bad. This is why I can understand and accept everyone as they are, because I recognize their humanity. This doesn’t mean that I have to keep them company, but accepting the others as they are, helped me, in essence.

So, I didn’t speak, I did my fasting, some yoga and some meditation. The results were amazing. Especially by not being triggered by people or situations that would make me crazy in the past. People started wondering if I was ok…So, here it is; the better you feel, the more circumstances you will have to laugh, see where you really want to participate, find the silence within.

I now find it easier to concentrate, attract people I really want in my life, I learn faster, my body feels better…From this deep silence of within, this state of inner peace and contentment, I am sending you lots of love and blessings and I thank you for being here with me…

In Love and Light always,


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A Spring Day

Published 28 February 2018 by Eris Ilmirith

Here I am , after a long winter, which wasn’t so cold, but it was winter, nonetheless, with one of my cats on my lap, watching this amazing sunny day from my window! This morning I could even see last night’s raindrops shining on the leaves of the garden plants. Spring has always been my favourite season of the year, but being a pagan, I pay my respects to all seasons for what they are…So, as we moving towards the mid-Spring, I am looking back at what this winter has offered.

Winter, they say, is the season to turn within, find out those secrets hidden in shadowy or even dark corners and see how you can work with them, because come Spring you have to start anew. And I find great resonance in this. This Winter I met people that lied to me, abused me mentally and emotionally, took advantage of the fact that I will harm none and they did it although they knew that there is only one thing that I will not tolerate, and this is lying…oh! The second being taking me for a fool. Could I do something to avenge myself? Sure thing! Could I turn this all back to them? Of course! Being a white witch doesn’t mean that I will let anyone slap me in the face, it means I know how to ask for help in order to get rid of negativity. Did I actually do something? Yep! I talked to them, told them I don’t want them in my life and turned my back, blocking their energy. I did this, first of all because I am a firm believer that before you try magick, you have to try everything else possible first. Secondly, being mean and bitter makes you attract mean and bitter people, so you will end up with those you actually deserve, eating each other’s flesh. Thirdly, I really believe that you attract what you send, so no need for me to sit there, paying any more attention to people as such.

So, what do you do when your life empties (like an old wardrobe) a bit? I do yoga, learn new therapeutic techniques to ameliorate my practice, watch the morning dew with my cats, read interesting books and meet with real friends. Life is too short to sit and focus on negativity. Even if it were longer, why not do something joyful instead?

Spring is here! Out with the old and in with the new!

In love and Light always,


2018-A Creative Year

Published 11 January 2018 by Eris Ilmirith

So, I am sitting here, with Mizah, my first cat-child on my lap, thinking how wonderful things can be in life! Not that I haven’t had my fair share of difficulties and challenges and there are still some of them, but I am finally in peace…within!

What I got, really got the tough way, is that before every good change in life, before all development, spiritual or whatever, life comes forth and asks if you are ready…And a simple “yes/no” answer won’t do the job…You have to prove that it is so…That you are really ready to face whatever is to come, with dignity, smile and courage!

So, my goals for this year are really clear! I am going to make more of my two jobs, as a teacher and an energy/alternative/spiritual healer, I am going to learn, learn,learn and finally finish my third degree studies on Wicca and witchcraft! First stop, Swedish -just because I find this language interesting and Italian, because I can’t not learn it since I know Latin…Then, animal telepathy, along with practice on Animal Reiki and Animal Spiritual Healing…Then, I ‘ll see…There are so many things to learn…Thank Goodness!!!

Blessings of Love and Light to everyone!!!

Eris Ilmirith

Proving one’s self-Αποδεικνύοντας τον εαυτό σου

Published 4 April 2016 by Eris Ilmirith

We live in a period when we are used to proving ourselves day by day to anyone who asks. It isn’t good enough to have a degree on something, you have to pass from test to test in order to prove that you are worth of your degree. Or, vice versa, it doesn’t matter how good or experienced you are on a field, you have to have a degree to prove that you are good and experienced, because without a paper or two, no interview or test are available…Add this to the general antagonistic tensions of our societies and you begin not only to prove yourself professionally, but on a personal level as well…Now, let’s take it a bit further…You have an opinion on something that is not common, something that most people wouldn’t say by fear of being considered crazy…I am sure it has happened to everyone. So it has to me. When I say that I am a spiritual/energy healer and I am also very much into councelling divination (mainly cartomancy), there are those who are eager to learn about those things (and they are not many), others that just laugh and turn away (on the best of occasions) and those who start their phrase by “I don’t believe in those things”, so that when I smile and say “That’s ok” and try to turn away and leave, they take it that I haven’t finished and continue by “Why don’t you prove it to me?”. First of all, I don’t want and don’t have to prove anything to anyone. What I do is not something that comes whenever someone wishes it. Special preparation and attention is needed. Secondly, who are those people who demand me to prove that what I do is real? I am not here, doing what I do in order to show off or make people believe in what I beieve! I know that I will never refuse a therapy when there is need. I know I offer what I know to anyone who wants to take it. I also offer a session to everyone who wants proof. Because, some things can be proven only when felt. And how many people from those asking for proof, try something? None! In all these years, none! I can understand! Being shown something totally different from what you believe in, may ruin this sense of security that we taste among things and people that we know…Well, if you don’t ever take this little step towards the unknown, if you don;t try to see and experience things on your own and for your own self, you will be safe for sure, but many things will remain hidden and unsolved…Don’t ask others to prove something to you, dig in yourselves! The result will not disappoint you!

In Love and Light, always!

Ζούμε σε μια εποχή που έχουμε συνηθίσει να αποδεικνύουμε τον εαυτό μας μέρα με τη μέρα σε όποιον το ζητήσει. Δεν αρκεί να έχεις ένα πτυχίο σε κάτι, θα πρέπει να περάσετε από δοκιμή σε δοκιμή για να αποδείξετε ότι είστε αξίας του πτυχίου σας. Ή, αντίστροφα, δεν έχει σημασία πόσο καλός ή έμπειρος είστε σε ένα πεδίο, θα πρέπει να έχετε ένα βαθμό για να αποδείξετε ότι είστε καλός και έμπειρος, γιατί χωρίς ένα χαρτί ή δύο, η συνέντευξη ή δοκιμασία δεν είναι διαθέσιμες… Προσθέστε το αυτό στις γενικές ανταγωνιστικές πιέσεις των κοινωνιών μας και θα αρχίσετε όχι μόνο να αποδεικνύετε τον εαυτό σας επαγγελματικά, αλλά και σε προσωπικό επίπεδο… Τώρα, ας το προχωρήσουμε λίγο … έχετε μια γνώμη πάνω σε κάτι που δεν είναι κοινή, κάτι που οι περισσότεροι οι άνθρωποι δε θα έλεγαν από φόβο μήπως θεωρηθούν τρελοί… είμαι σίγουρη ότι έχει συμβεί σε όλους. Έχει συμβεί και σε εμένα. Όταν λέω ότι είμαι μια πνευματική / ενεργειακή θεραπεύτρια και ασχολούμαι επίσης πολύ με τη Συμβουλευτική Μαντεία (κυρίως χαρτομαντεία), υπάρχουν εκείνοι που είναι πρόθυμοι να μάθουν για αυτά τα πράγματα (και δεν είναι πολλοί), άλλοι που απλώς γελούν και φεύγουν (στην καλύτερη των περιπτώσεων) και εκείνοι που αρχίζουν τη φράση τους με το «Δεν πιστεύω σε αυτά τα πράγματα», έτσι ώστε όταν χαμογελάσω και πω «Εντάξει» και προσπαθήσω να το αφήσω να περάσει έτσι, θεωρούν ότι δεν έχουν τελειώσει και συνεχίζουν λέγοντας «Γιατί δεν προσπαθείς να μου το αποδείξεις;». Καταρχάς, δεν θέλω και δε χρειάζεται να αποδείξω τίποτα σε κανέναν. Αυτό που κάνω δεν είναι κάτι που συμβαίνει κάθε φορά που κάποιος το επιθυμεί. Υπάρχει ειδική προετοιμασία και χρήζει ιδιαίτερης προσοχής. Δεύτερον, ποιοι είναι αυτοί οι άνθρωποι που απαιτούν να αποδείξω ότι αυτό που κάνω είναι πραγματικό; Δεν είμαι εδώ, κάνοντας ό, τι  κάνω για να αναδειχθώ ή να κάνω τους ανθρώπους να πιστεύουν σε αυτό που προσωπικά πιστεύω! Ξέρω ότι ποτέ δεν θα αρνηθώ μια θεραπεία όταν υπάρχει ανάγκη. Ξέρω ότι προσφέρω ό, τι ξέρω σε όποιον θέλει να το πάρει. Θα προσφέρω επίσης μια συνεδρία στον οποιονδήποτε θέλει απόδειξη. Επειδή, κάποια πράγματα μπορεί να αποδειχθούν μόνο όταν κανείς τα αισθάνεται. Και πόσοι άνθρωποι από εκείνους που ζητούν απόδειξη, δοκιμάσαν κάτι; Κανένας! Σε όλα αυτά τα χρόνια, κανένας! Μπορώ να το καταλάβω! Το να δείξει κάποιος κάτι εντελώς διαφορετικό από αυτό που πιστεύουν, μπορεί να καταστρέψει αυτήν την αίσθηση ασφάλειας που έχουμε γευτεί μέσα στις καταστάσεις και τους ανθρώπους που γνωρίζουμε … Λοιπόν, αν ποτέ δεν κάνετε αυτό το μικρό βήμα προς το άγνωστο, αν δε δοκιμάσετε για να δείτε πράγματα για τη δική σας εμπειρία όσο και για τον ίδιο τον εαυτό σας, θα είστε ασφαλείς στα σίγουρα, αλλά πολλά πράγματα θα παραμείνουν κρυμμένα και άλυτα … μη ζητάτε από άλλους να σας αποδείξουν κάτι, βουτήξτε μέσα σας! Το αποτέλεσμα δεν θα σας απογοητεύσει!

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A journey begins- Ένα Ταξίδι ξεκινά

Published 21 March 2016 by Eris Ilmirith

For years I have been wondering…Why keeping a blog? Then after quite some time, this question was answered…This is a place where one can write their opinions, aspects and life-views. This is a place to share and to get to know each other…This is a place to connect, connect within and without…And there are many things I would like to share and see what you think about them or on them…This is why I have decided to start blogging and travel alongside with you on this path that is new to me!

Blessings of Love and Light,

E. I.

Για χρόνια, αναρωτιέμαι… Γιατί να τηρεί κανείς ένα blog; Μετά από αρκετό καιρό, αυτό το ερώτημα απαντήθηκε … Αυτό είναι ένα μέρος όπου μπορεί κανείς να γράψει τις απόψεις, τις οπτικές του και πώς βλέπει τη ζωή. Αυτό είναι ένα μέρος για να μοιραστεί κάποιος και να γνωρίσουμε ο ένας τον άλλο … Αυτό είναι ένα μέρος για να συνδεθούμε, να συνδεθούμε με το εντός και το εκτός … Και υπάρχουν πολλά πράγματα που θα ήθελα να μοιραστώ και να δω τι σκέφτεστε για αυτά… Αυτός είναι ο λόγος που αποφάσισα να ξεκινήσω το blogging και να ταξιδέψω μαζί με σας σε αυτό το μονοπάτι που είναι νέο για μένα!

Ευλογίες Αγάπης και Φωτός,