Michelle Pendergrass

artist Intuitive Witch Photographer Foodie

At summer solstice, I listened to an offering by a woman who is really a gentle teacher.

I thought, going into it, that because it was a solstice, it would be about the energy of fullness–like all the things are planted, they’re growing, summer solstice is the longest day of the year, etc… but what it was actually about is: too much is still too much. So when there’s too much fullness, too much light, too many things to do, we are working at a disadvantage. And if we can prune things, even the good things, then our roots will grow stronger and deeper. My word for 2022 is Root. That was it in a nutshell, it was a beautiful teaching that really impacted my thinking and doing.

So I started asking myself daily, “What is the least I can do today? What can I do to strengthen my roots today?” 

So it has been hitting me that I need to prune. I need to prune almost everything I’ve depended on for the last decade or so. My first thought was to make my stuff seasonal. This means I’ll have non-working hours to focus more on art during the off-season at work (January – April.)  But the more I think about it, the more I wonder how much will still stick around after a period without. 

Most of the stuff on this website showcases stuff I need to prune. My artwork, my photography, and my witchy work.

I’m taking a purposeful step back from these things but they still exist in my life and I don’t know what form they will morph into as I pull back–or something like that?

And maybe this will open space for something else to evolve, that will be stronger because of the pruning, the focusing on the roots. In the meantime, I’ll be writing here on my blog from time to time, so you can follow my journey.

I am me…and I lead with my heart even when my heart says to do crazy ass shit. EVERY single time I have followed my crazy ass heart, it has expanded me like CRAZY and taken me to the most impossible adventures and showed me how fucking amazing this world is.

– Michelle