Thursday, May 19, 2016

Saint Azotaina, Patron Saint of Spanking







Although I am not a traditionally religious person, I do pray and take it quite seriously.  I say that because of the post title today.  Yes, it sounds like Ella might have something funny to say, but there's truth in prayer.  If there is a family member or friend in turmoil or if health is threatened, or if I have fallen into that sinkhole called "depression," I speak to God and ask for help.  If one of you out there is going through a very difficult time, you get some prayers sent your way even if you don't know it.


Now I am ready to talk about saints.  I recently sent a small St.
Joseph statue to some friends who were desperate to sell their
house.  They had never heard of the tradition of burying his likeness upside down in the yard and having him help you sell the house.  Once I explained this custom, my friend promptly buried the little statue in her yard.  And Snap! They promptly put up the "Sold" sign out in the yard as well.  Done and done! 





This little story got me thinking about what if there was a saint just for spanking?  Quite a question, huh?  Well, there's not.  I checked.  But the more I thought about it, the more I decided there should be such a saint.  If there can be a patron saint for travel and rain and temptation and chivalry and fortitude, why not a saint for this need in me that made me feel ashamed for so many years.  Goodness knows, for decades I would have been happy to say a few prayers to such a patron.  She could have given me patience and wisdom and reassurance that there was nothing wrong with me at all.






So I have named this patron saint of spanking, St. Azotaina.  If you speak Spanish at all, the name may have some significance.  She watches over all of us who need spanking in our lives to feel fulfilled.  She is there when you first come to know, "This is me.  This is who I am."  She is there when you feel confused or a little afraid.  St. Azotaina is listening when you begin to wonder, "Why am I different this way?  What's wrong with me?"  She is there when you feel embarrassed and alone.  When there is no one in whom you can confide, you can offer a prayer to her, and she will understand.  She will smile and tell you that you are a good person, and that wanting to be spanked does not make you a bad person.


And I want to be spanked.


When you start to gather courage to bare your soul to your husband or partner, St. Azotaina might give you a few figurative taps on your backside and a push.  "You can do this," she would say.  This is the BIG TALK and many prayers might be needed.  When the day comes, she'll help you with the words to explain this to the one
you love most in the world.  She will be there if there is a big fat, "No!" at first.  You will somehow know that with time and patience and love, you will be understood for the first time in your life.



Your patron saint would listen to your prayers by helping you comprehend that the dream you have carried in your head for so long isn't necessarily the way it will play out in real life.  Your husband's approach to this will come from the sum total of his life experiences.  She will guide you to come to terms with the fantasy and the reality.






This clever little saint would know how overjoyed you felt when spanking was finally part of your life - even if it is just a little bit. She would never let you give up on a man who didn't quite "get it."  She would keep that hope and love bright and new and help you believe that someday he will understand that this part of you won't ever go away - just like you need air to breathe.  "This is me.  Please love me the way I am."




Finally I believe Saint Azotaina would know how essential it was that you know that there are other women just like you .  When she heard your prayers, she would send you some good friends.  Women that laugh and cry and love just like you do.  Women that become a circle of support for each other and take great joy in each others' happy times and are also there to give you solace and comfort when times are hard.



Hello, Friends.



I like to think that my patron, St. Azotaina, was a good and holy person in her own life, but also that she has just a little mischief in her eyes.  Maybe her halo is a bit crooked and there are a few other more serious saints that give her stern looks once in a while.  But I know she is there and listening.  After all, my life right now is my own little slice of heaven.  Keep praying.

                               Words from the patron saint of spanking - 

           "Count all your blessings along with all your spankings."




  
Bend over and start counting.




27 comments:

  1. I wish there had been a Saint Azotaina to keep my hopes up during the 43 years when Harry found the thought of spanking me repulsive. I'd given up even fantasising about it by the time he changed his mind. Better late than never though.

    I guessed the meaning of azotaina but looked it up to make sure. Great post, Ella.

    Oh, and thanks for that last photo, I couldn't help a little shiver when I saw it.

    Rosie xx

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    1. Rosie, I still look up to you because you had the courage to open to Harry about your needs. I could never do that. Was so afraid that Sam would not love me anymore if he ever knew.

      Blessings From Ella

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  2. I too looked it up to clarify. Great idea.
    The last photo. OMG. Juices flowing at this hour, wow.

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    1. Ha! That really made me laugh, Sunny Yes, I do think it is a great photo, too.

      Ella

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  3. Ella,
    This post is downright poetic. I was continually smiling. I love that this patron saint of spankings has mischief in her eyes. I love that she is responsible for the good friends I have. I love that she makes us feel safe in the ways of wanting and needing spankings.
    Ella, this is a great post......... one to be treasured for sure.
    Meredith

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    1. Thanks so much, Mere. I love that you enjoyed the story of this little saint. I like to think something bigger helped me find all of you.

      Ella Smiling Too

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  4. I love this. I would be glad to know that St. Azotaina is watching over us and keeping us safe, accepting of ourselves, united us with friends, and keeping us positive and happy. A lovely thought for certain. (I too had to look this up) Thank-you for the smile. Hugs

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    1. Terps, I like how you said "accepting of ourselves." That was very hard for me.

      Hugs From Ella

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  5. I looked it up also...what a great post and idea...Angels are around us...why not a saint for spanking?
    hugs abby

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    1. Sometimes I think all of you are the angels around me. Glad you liked this post.

      Ella Sending Hugs

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  6. Ella,

    Swoon on the last picture. I love the thought of a saint for spanking. Thanks Ella.

    Love,
    Ronnie
    xx

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    1. Shall have to save that picture. Maybe it will show up on a post again some day.

      Hugs Across the Pond,
      Ella

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  7. Hi Ella, great idea, the perfect saint. If you get a minute could you say a prayer for my mum. She has been taken to hospital , broke her leg in a fall. At 5 stone and with dementia I fear what comes next. much love Jan, xx

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    1. Dear Jan,
      Have been saying many prayers for both you and your mom. You both need some peace.

      Love to you, too,
      Ella

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    1. How sweet you are, Lilli. Thanks for the compliment!

      Ella

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  9. Great post Ella, I love the idea of having a patron saint of spanking :)I looked it up too.

    Hugs
    Roz

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    1. Thanks, Roz. It is funny that so many of you looked it up. It took me a while to decide on her name.

      Hugs,
      Ella

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  10. Wonderful idea Ella, love a saint of spanking and her helping us along our journey.
    Hugs Lindy

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    1. TTWD is indeed a journey, Lindy. But it is a journey I never want to end.

      Hugs From Ella

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  11. I think that this Saint of spanking sounds very nice. Personally, I think it was St Paul who advocated spanking women and putting them in their place, and I am still not certain I like the guy. However, he WAS also the one who said men should protect and care for their wives, so I suppose he wasn't all that bad. But I prefer St Azotaina!

    Hugs
    Ami

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    1. That is one of the things I love best about ttwd, Ami. I have never felt so cherished by my husband, and it is a precious feeling.

      Hugs Across the Pond,
      Ella

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  12. I agree with everyone above, Ella...a patron saint of spanking sounds great! OMG...that last picture reminds me of a time with Matthew when he took off his suit jacket, loosened his tie, rolled up his shirt sleeves and took off his belt...yea, I was in just a bit of trouble. Oh and BTW...I send prayers for all in blogland who are in need also. ;)

    Hugs and blessings...Cat

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    1. Cat, you always send blessings along with your hugs. Even if your name never appeared on a comment, we would know it was you.

      Hugs and Blessings To You, Too,
      Ella

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  13. Hi i'm new to your blog. i'm over at Fondlers Anonymous and am Catholic so the idea of a patron saint of spanking REALLY appeals to me! LOL .

    I'll spend some time lurking and reading to catch up on some of your posts.. it's nice to meet you :)

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    1. Oh i've also left a shoutout on This Post

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    2. So glad you have visited! It is great fun to meet new readers. I am happy that you enjoyed this post.
      I really did need this little saint to help me a along the road to ttwd. Luckily many angels out in blogland were there for me.

      Thanks for the shoutout, too.
      Ella

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