Witchy Woman

 

I consider myself a sensible person. I know that good luck charms aren’t real, that there’s no such thing as ghosts and that demons and monsters and sorcerers only live in fiction.

 

But damn if I didn’t do an energetic cleansing on my home yesterday and today. I threw in a couple of manifesting sessions in the spirit of “The Secret.” Oh, and a prosperity candle spell. I felt like an idiot through it all. I was acting on superstition and chastising myself for even considering these rituals might have any power to affect the day’s events.

 

Just the same, I blessed my home and thanked the benevolent spirits for giving me a fruitful workday, and I went out the door.

 

I forgot all about the “law of Attraction” mumbo-jumbo I had been listening to while I fixed my hair and makeup, once I got behind the wheel. The cold weather seemed to be impacting the touch screen controls, and distracted me from manifesting energies while driving to work.

 

I’ll be damned if today wasn’t about the most pleasant workday I’ve had in a while. It stayed busy enough in the bar but not so busy as to feel rushed. Everyone was pleasant and in a good mood. The day moved by quickly, whereas lately I’ve found myself being a clock-watcher. The first time I checked the time, it was half an hour until the end of my shift.

 

It was then that I became aware of my rituals this morning. Then I remembered an article I read about Sylvia Brown the psychic; people forget the losses and only remember the wins. If I had gone through all that rigamarole and had a slow and boring day with little income (loss), I’d have internalized the situation, looking at my own performance and how I could improve myself and do a better job next time.

 

But when I have a win, I think that some mysterious, magical power somehow assisted me with that win. On the face, that kind of thinking seems totally backwards if one wants to remain mentally well. It’s also human nature and we all do it to some degree or another.

 

Does this mean that I will skip doing candle spells in favor of other activities such as reading up on selling tips? Probably not. Maybe I’ll look into high performance skill building techniques that have science behind it. Like “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.” Or I’ll just “Think and Grow Rich.”

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Interesting Video About Sex Worker Discriminization

As a stripper in Portland, OR I haven’t experienced much of this at all. Stripper is a legit job here. This city is used to strange careers, such as professional cuddlers who, are NOT sex workers (Please don’t make that mistake. You’ll get an earful). Or the Unipiper.

If you haven’t seen the Unipiper before, you have to check him out here in all his performance glory:

I’m not naive, either, and know that some women have a really hard time squaring their personal and professional lives due to stigma. Things that most people take for granted, such as banking or apartment leasing, are frequently difficult to obtain in a cash based career.

For being the “world’s oldest profession” one might think we would have come a bit further than we have.