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Autumn call to nature
NATURE SPIRITS Come join us East West South and NORTH Come join us on this merry day To the earth this living planet that gives us place so we may live To the air that we breathe into our lungs so we may live To the water that we drink that gives us life To fire the ever continuous light and heat from the sun so we may live Come join us on this merry day When day equals night and night equals day it’s time to wave the sun on its way Slowly dropping in the sky each day Minute by minute day by day Every day getting shorter now the dark of the night creeps ever wider Trees changing colours Reds Browns and Golds fruit and nuts are ripe to pick Stags locking horns in their seasonal rutt Swooping pairs of red kites dancing in the sky Salmon migrating upstream making their way to spawn Come join us nature as we celebrate this merry day
Cutting Cords to Toxic Relationships
Posted by Rev Carol Ingle
Bridge Exercise / Infinity Exercise Among healers the sharing of energy is referred to as cording. This cord represents life support tubing energetically connecting two individuals together. Babies are born with a cord attaching them to their mothers, this is natural. But there comes a time for a mother to Cut the Apron Strings allowing her child to go out into the world on its own. This is appropriate. If the mother fails to break the cord, the child will eventually attempt to do it. This too is appropriate. We aren't meant to be sucking up other people's energy. We also don't want to be allowing any psychic vampires sucking up ours. Indentifying Unhealthy Relationships The world is full of unhealthy relationships. In these relationships, individuals cling to one another allowing cord attachments to occur between them. Seldom is the sharing done equally. Actually if the energy sharing was done equally it would be silly to have the cord in place at all. It is possible to be in a relationship without cording one another, in fact it is preferable. Couples that share one life source ordinarily create a relationship in which one individual becomes weaker, the other stronger. The weakened person feels collapsed because of giving away his/her life source. The stronger person feels great for a time, but his/her appetite may very well increase, craving more and more of the shared energy. Painful Breakups There are different types of situations we face in life that are difficult. Ending relationships ranks pretty high up in the "tough stuff" category. It doesn't matter if you were the person who walked away or if someone else left you, a loss is felt either way. It is especially painful if a relationship ends without closure. Unfortunately, often times when people "breakup" what they don't realize is that they may very well still have cords attached. The intact cord keeps an open channel for continuous feeding on each others emotions and anxieties. Experiencing pain from an estranged relationship or troubled marriage? Try either the bridge visualization or infinity exercise to gently release the cord attachment to free yourself of continued feelings of sadness or separation. •Wash That Man Right Out of My Hair •Slam the Door on Psychic Vampires •Cutting the Apron Strings
Bridge Visualization Visualize a walking bridge in your mind. Imagine yourself standing on the far end of this bridge. Now imagine the person you are wanting to cut cords with is standing on the opposite end of the bridge. When you feel ready to energetically connect with the other person begin walking slowly to the middle of the bridge. Allow the other person to walk toward you, meeting you half way. Once you are in eye contact with one another you may begin communicating with an inner dialog. Tell the person what your feelings are. This is not a time to be angry or be holding onto grudges - you are releasing the ties. Tell the person that you are sorry for all of the things you said or did that hurt him/her. Tell him/her that you are forgiving him/her for all the hurtful things that were said or done in your relationship. Say your goodbyes, wishing each other well in your separateness. Turn around and walk off the bridge. Note: It is okay if the other person remains on the bridge as they may not be as ready to be disconnected from you as you are and it may take some adjusting on his/her part to get used to being outside of your energy. Infinity Exercise This exercise is done with another person. If the person you wish to break the emotional cords with is willing to participate this is extremely helpful. Otherwise choose someone who is willing to act as a surrogate of the person you wish to cut bonds with. Two persons face each other while standing 6-8 feet apart from one another. Visualize the infinity sign (number 8 sideways) being traced again and again in a continuous cycle. Each crossing of the infinity sign between you symbolizes severing the cord that is keeping you emotional attached. This exercise can be done silently or with conversations of forgiveness and closure. You may like to visualize the encircling tracings in different colors as you deal with different feelings during this session. Red for releasing passions or feelings of anger, pink or green for calming heartaches, etc. Repeat this exercise until you feel satisfied that separation has occurred.
Visualization for contact with mother earth
Written by Chayenna
The easiest way to use this visualisation is it to speak it on tape so you only need to listen to it when you used it. Move your thoughts 30 inch below your feet, and open the door to your own landscape. Walk into your landscape and notice how it looks What are the colours you see or feel? How looks your life tree? Just notice it and walk further until you reach a cave. Before the cave you see an animal/ angel that protect you and your cave. Welcome him and enter the cave. Into the cave you’ll see a lots of small doors. Behind every door is an energy that you currently can best be used into the now. For example, understanding, love, power, grounding. Just watch what comes into your mind and open a door. Let the energy fill you completely. When you are done in the cave, walk back outside. Give thanks to the one that protect you and your cave. Walk back into your landscape and see if things are changed in it. Go back through the door and closed it behind you. You will see a red rope. Go down on the rope until you see another door. Open this door and you can feel the sand on your feet’s. Above you see the sun shining brightly. Notice the clouds. How are they looking like? If you walk through the sand you see the sea before you. If you walk through the sand you see the sea before you. In the distance you can see dolphins swimming. Get undress and walk into the water. Look how the water feels. Once in the water you see the dolphins come to you. They are so close that you can touch them. See if you can swim with them, feel the unity and joy of the dolphins, and let this feeling flow through you. Let the water wash away all your stress and emotions. When you feel it’s enough go out the water and let your self dry into the sun. Let the warmth of the sun throughout your body. After you pull your clothes back on and walk back to the door, closing it behind you and go with the red cord further down until you see a new door.
Open the next door. You arrived in your own light city. Look around how the building looks. How are the streets looking? Watch if there are dark or dull spots. Clean them and asked the sun for help in it. When all looks and feel fine for you walk further into your light city until you see a castle. Enter the gate of the castle and walk trough the castle. Look into all rooms, and check if there might be hanging veils you can lift. Walk as long until you are on the top of the castle and you see your entire light city Enjoy of the view and change that parts what you don’t liked in it. Walk back down below, enter the castle and walk through your city back to the door and close it behind you. Pay attention to whether things have changed in your town. Continue with the thread down to the next door. You will see the sea again. In the water you will see a huge whale lying there. Go to him and ask him if he can help you with your biggest question right now. You'll see that his mouth can go inside his mouth. Walk to you have reached the centre. . Around you see many books. The books are answers to all questions. Ask the whale to give you the book with the answer on your question. Go along with the book back, walk out the door and close it behind you and go through the rope down again and open the next door. If you have opened this door, you ended up in the Heart of Mother Earth. Right you see a violet flame. Step into the flame and let the flame clean you.. If you feel clean step out the flame and walk to the wall. Write your name on it. Then sit back against the wall and let yourself complete filled with her energy. After go walk again until you Reach a big rock. Sit on it, and look you notice another presence. If so asked if they will tell you who they are and why they are there for you. After that give thanks and walk back to the door. Also don’t forget to thanks Mother Earth. Closed the door behind you. Go by the red rope all the way back up, until you are into the space were you are. Open slowly your eyes and move your body. Stay lie for a few minutes. Just write down the experience you got, the feelings you notice, the thoughts you remember.
Copyright 2011 © Nederland Gerda Verstraeten
A Walk in the Woods
By Irina Wolfsoul
She pads through the woods, Her mate at her side, The full moon’s light on their back, Shining softly through the leaves. A Call goes up through the trees, And so they raise their muzzles and join. In a clearing there is a hill, They climb and look up at the moon. They make a call of their own, Proclaiming their love for the other. They lay down, curled up together, Her head nuzzled under his, His tail wrapped around her. They bathe in the moonlight, Together at last, And they are whole once more. Their walk in the woods, Brought them to this place, A place of love, a place of peace. A walk in the woods, a place of love, And a love to last an eternity.
A Lone Wolf
By Irina Wolfsoul
Light as day and dark as night, Her loneliness gives her fright. As she watches the moon, She feels the emptiness. She lifts her muzzle to the sky, And lets lose a mournful cry. She misses her mate, her everything, And awaits the day when they meet again. She lays down, her head on her paws, Silent tears streaming from her eyes. She wonders why the pain must come, And wonders if in time it can be overcome. She lost him once to gain him back, But yet the pain still hurts. She whimpers as the wind comes to face, Feeling in it the presence of her mate. In the distance her pack howls, But without him she won’t return, She wraps her tail round herself, She is all alone. A lone wolf.
Lets Get Crafty For Autumn.......A HedgeWitch's Harvest Centerpiece
In my home I like my things to serve many purposes.So when I set my hand to crafting something for an Alter or a table I stay true to my nature.I love the Autumn season .With its chillier nights ,colors and smells ,you can feel the witchy energy flowing.I created this centerpiece to grace a home and honor Mabon,Samhain and the Autumn season. It measures 15" across and is 12" in height so it needs space . Lol you cant really see this but its made in a shallow leaf shaped basket that has legs so the arrangment sits about 2 inchs off the table.Dried flowers are fragile so theyre safer cradled in the basket a few inches above it all. I started by gluing a 6 inch wreath form into the bottom of the basket so my arrangment was secure.This gave me a frame to work with and something to hold my candle vase securely in place once it was finished .
Im honoring second harvest , third harvest ,along with Autumn and Thanksgiving , what a task! It needs to invoke all the magics of those special days and blend with the changing themes that come with them. Only the best blossoms from my garden will do for this! So out come my boxes ,bundles and bags ,the search is on. After a frenzy of pulling in boxs my choices were finally made ........ Oak leaves were first on as the bottom layer . (because the leaves are large & sturdy) Then came big drifts of Hydrangea . The next "layer "was Lavender , Golden Rod ,Moss and Yarrow,these filled in the spaces and looked great while lending their powers to my mix.
I topped it off with fragrant heads of Basil .(to appease the fairies) Roses of all colors, Echinacea cones and the star like seed pods of Columbine.Yumm it smells divine!
To light this candle is to invoke happiness,comfort,love,protection and abundance.Not to mention how happy you make the fairies .And face it your headed into Samhain with fairies in the house you want them happy! So at last the basket is finished and my livingroom is a wreck!But my centerpiece ....Tis perfect for a Mabon /Samhain alter and makes a lovely centerpiece for the holiday table ;)
Basil – exorcism, love, protection, prosperity, wealth Columbine – courage, love Goldenrod – prosperity, money, divination Hydrangea – invokes magic ,breaks hexes Moss – luck, money Oak – protection, health, money, healing, potency, fertility, luck Yarrow – healing, divination, exorcism, protection, courage, love, psychic powers Rose – beauty, protection, purification, love, psychic powers, healing,
Lavender – protection, call in good spirits,
love, sleep, longevity, purification, happiness, peace, healing
African Bushmen Creation Myth
BY Martin Stompingelk
People did not always live on the surface of the earth. At one time people and animals lived underneath the earth with Kaang (Käng), the Great Master and Lord of All Life. In this place people and animals lived together peacefully. They understood each other. No one ever wanted for anything and it was always light even though there wasn't any sun. During this time of bliss Kaang began to plan the wonders he would put in the world above. First Kaang created a wondrous tree, with branches stretching over the entire country. At the base of the tree he dug a hole that reached all the way down into the world where the people and animals lived. After he had finished furnishing the world as he pleased he led the first man up the hole. He sat down on the edge of the hole and soon the first woman came up out of it. Soon all the people were gathered at the foot of the tree, awed by the world they had just entered. Next, Kaang began helping the animals climb out of the hole. In their eagerness some of the animals found a way to climb up through the tree's roots and come out of the branches. They continued racing out of the world beneath until all of the animals were out. Kaang gathered all the people and animals about him. He instructed them to live together peacefully. Then he turned to the men and women and warned them not to build any fires or a great evil would befall them. They gave their word and Kaang left to where he could watch his world secretly. As evening approached the sun began to sink beneath the horizon. The people and animals stood watching this phenomenon, but when the sun disappeared fear entered the hearts of the people. They could no longer see each other as they lacked the eyes of the animals which were capable of seeing in the dark. They lacked the warm fur of the animals also and soon grew cold. In desperation one man suggested that they build a fire to keep warm. Forgetting Kaang's warning they disobeyed him. They soon grew warm and were once again able to see each other. However the fire frightened the animals. They fled to the caves and mountains and ever since the people broke Kaang's command people have not been able to communicate with animals. Now fear has replaced the seat friendship once held between the two groups. The Bushmen of Africa believe that not only are plants and animals alive, but also rain, thunder, the wind, spring, etc. They claim: What we see is only the outside form or body. Inside is a living spirit that we cannot see. These spirits can fly out of one body into another. For example, a woman's spirit might sometime fly into a leopard; or a man's spirit fly into a lion's body. (Fahs and Spoerl 6) This may be part of the reason that animals play such an important role in their myth. living in the cosmic swirl, going round and round, singing my song, Dancing my dance... Stompingelk,
Sumac The wild lemonade berry
As previously mentioned, the red-berried true sumacs have been widely used to brew a tart and refreshing drink. This drink is delicious, easy to prepare, fun to gather, nutritious, unique-and free. Its source is easily accessible to millions of Americans every summer.This beverage has been called sumac-ade, rhus-ade, sumac lemonade, Indian lemonade, sumac tea and probably some other names that I have yet to hear. Whatever people call it, they pronounce it delicious. When made properly it is as universally liked as lemonade. I have personally brewed this beverage from staghorn, smooth, and shining sumacs on many occasions. Keep in mind that my experiences refer to these species in the Midwest, and other kinds might need to be treated a little differently. Preparation of the beverage is simple. The first step is to harvest the berries. Sumac "berries" are really just seeds covered with a thin coating of flavoring substance and hairs. The large clusters are so easy to collect that in just a few moments you can have enough for a pitcher of wild Kool-Aid that kids will love. I usually just snap off the twig that bears the cluster by bending it quickly, although some people use pruning shears or a knife. You want to get the berries when they are dark red and fully mature, so that they have fully developed their tart flavor, but before the rain has had the opportunity to wash the flavor out. In most of North America, the first clusters are ready to be plucked sometime in July, with the prime time being in early August. Taste each cluster as you harvest to assure yourself that you are collecting something with flavor since occasionally they are bland. A dark purple coloration usually indicates that the flavor of the fruit has developed fully; yet some of the best clusters I've tasted were light pink. Sometimes a white, sticky substance coats the berry heads; this is pure essence of sumac flavor-don't let it scare you off. I pluck about six to eight average-sized clusters for a pitcher of sumac-ade. A potential mistake is to harvest the berry heads before they are ripe, in which case they will produce an unpleasantly bitter brew. More commonly, the problem is that the berries are collected long after their flavor has been washed out by rain. Although I have found good-tasting berries into April, this is the exception; around here the vast majority of them are spent by the end of August. You can expect to find good ones, if you taste around, until early October and sometimes later-and there are always those with just a hint of flavor. To enjoy this refreshing summer beverage in the middle of winter, it pays to harvest the heads in prime time and dry them, so you don't have to worry about using mediocre material. I take my half-dozen berry clusters, cram them into a pitcher, pour cold water over them, crush them up a little with my hand, and then let the pitcher sit in a cool place for a while. Pouring boiling or hot water over the berries makes for poor flavor, for it leaches tannin from the stems, causing the drink to become bitter. The longer the berries infuse, the stronger the drink will be. When the flavor is to your liking, just strain the drink through a cheesecloth to remove seeds and hairs. Sumacade is pleasantly tart with a light pink color. Some people add sugar, but I prefer it without. The tartness of sumac is partly due to ascorbic acid (vitamin C) so one also has a health incentive to drink this beverage. There are other things that can be done with sumac-ade. My sister made one of the best wines that I have ever tasted from it. I once prepared a potent sumac concentrate by soaking four batches of berry heads in the same water, one after the other, for one-half hour each. This concentrate made a wonderful and very tart jelly. The flavor is transformed and weakened somewhat by the boiling, so be sure to use a very strong sumac brew for the jelly. Euell Gibbons recommended using sumacade instead of plain water to boil elderberry and other fruits that need a touch of tartness to liven them up for using in jam or jelly. Also, the young, thick, tender tips of sumac shoots (especially staghorn) in early summer can be peeled and eaten raw or cooked. They are sweet and delicious, much like raspberry stalks. Since sumac is related to cashews and mangoes, anyone allergic to those foods should avoid it, or proceed with extreme caution. Sam publishes Forager's Harvest. Sample issues are available for $3 from The Forager's Harvest, PO Box 129, Bruce, WI 54819. By Sam Thayer Sent in by Martin
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Mystical Nicolas Why Me, why him
Sent in by Cheryl
Wall built too high Fear of life, love Consumed substitutes Kept him at bay and low Offered a special role Where he showed his hero side Tempted by powers of fire The power to see and feel around The mystical role teases him He plays and senses He sees the world hidden for so long He allows it to open wide His eyes were opened He has been shown what he must do I am here to guide thee My new found friend and spiritual companion The love filled him The spirits touched him Then Nicolas touched me
Why me, why him Never understood him His true self emerged He shined like golden sun Our spirits have touched They have shared a bond A connection rare for most But an understanding we know and share
Nicolas Cage An actor that exploded He broke free from the cell He stepped out to feel, be at peace
His spirit now flies His soul senses everything He has been welcomed by the others He has been shown what he must do I am here to guide thee My new found friend and spiritual companion
By: Cheryl Pillsbury
I see the earth, my home I feel the wind caress me I hear the whispers from the trees I embrace the touch of your spirit Who are you? My god, my Goddess I am one with thee But who is the stranger before me I see my friends that I guide I hear their pleas for help I feel their fear and joy I can touch them if they need me
Why me, why I have been of nature for life Lived by the laws Savored the teachings This man, this person He’s here constant We are one in the same We’re clairvoyant to each other We guide, see, hear, listen But mostly touch to help And comfort our spirits He is real and yet he’s not
Real to me in spirit Not in flesh Someday we might We will join and be as one In spirit and in body I am clairvoyant, that’s real
Yesterday, today, and tomorrow
Posted By Rev Davey Dunbar Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
There are two days in every week that we should not worry about, two days that should be kept free from fear and apprehension. One is yesterday, with its mistakes and cares, its faults and blunders, its aches and pains. Yesterday has passed, forever beyond our control. All the money in the world cannot bring back yesterday. We cannot undo a single act we performed. Nor can we erase a single word we've said - yesterday is gone! The other day we shouldn't worry about is tomorrow, with its impossible adversaries, its burden, its hopeful promise and poor performance. Tomorrow is beyond our control. Tomorrow's sun will rise either in splendor or behind a mask of clouds - but it will rise. And until it does, we have no stake in tomorrow, for it is yet unborn. This leaves only one day - today. Any person can fight the battles of just one day. It is only when we add the burdens of yesterday and tomorrow that we break down. It is not the experience of today that drives people mad - it is the remorse of bitterness for something which happened yesterday, and the dread of what tomorrow may bring. Let us, therefore, live one day at a time! Author Unknown
Cherokee Legend (Cherokee Indian youths' rite of Passage)
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Home Cooking for Kitty!
Posted by Autumnlight
We all know how "Human" our cats think they are! lol! Once I open my pantry door or icebox, my cats suddenly appear beneath my feet! Especially when I get out and start to add ingredients to my mixing bowl ;) And then of course once the food is all done and we are serving it, they look at us like we are crazy for not setting them a place at the table! Remember to serve in small amounts, your cat will eat these dishes of delightfulness up until they make themselves sick! Heavenly Kitty Hash To vary this recipe, substitute barley for rice, flounder for ground turkey, or wheat-germ oil for corn oil. Three servings. 1 cup water 1/3 cup uncooked brown rice 2 teaspoons corn oil Pinch salt 2/3 cup lean ground turkey 2 tablespoons chopped liver 1 tablespoon bone meal 1. In a medium saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Stir in the rice, corn oil, and salt and reduce the heat to low. Allow the mixture to simmer for 20 minutes, covered. 2. Add the ground turkey, chopped liver, and bone meal. Stir frequently and simmer for 20 more minutes. Let cool and serve.
Colossal Cat Chowder Your cats will meow for more of this mouthwatering dish. Five servings.
1/2 pound white fish, deboned and diced into small cubes 1 cup creamed corn 1 cup skim or low-fat milk 1/4 cup red potato, finely chopped 1 tablespoon liver, finely chopped Pinch salt 1/4 cup low-fat grated cheese
1. In a medium saucepan, combine all the ingredients except for the cheese. Cover and simmer over low heat for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. 2. Remove from the heat and sprinkle with cheese. Allow to cool and serve.
Purr-fect Tuna Patties For a simple variation on this feline-favorite recipe, substitute salmon, mackerel or whitefish for the tuna. Five servings.
2 eggs 1 6 1/2 ounce can of water-packed tuna, drained and flaked 1 cup bread crumbs 1 teaspoon brewer’s yeast 1 teaspoon bone meal Pinch salt 2 tablespoons margarine 1. In a medium-sized bowl, whip the eggs.
2. Add the tuna, bread crumbs, brewer’s yeast, bone meal, and salt. Thoroughly blend with a wooden spoon until moistened. 3. In a skillet, melt the margarine over medium heat. Take small handfuls of the mixture and form 5 patties. Place the patties in the skillet. Cook each side for 3 to 5 minutes, or until golden brown. 4. Place the patties on a plate. Once they are cooled, crumble them into small pieces for a delightful meal!
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July 18 - Wild Greens August 15 - Wild Mushrooms Sept 19 - Kelp / Seaweed
Oct 17 - Oatstraw Nov 21 - Poke Root Dec 19 – Burdock Ten Top Tips for Avoiding the Flu
1. Wash your hands. (Rub briskly under hot running water for at least 30 seconds.) 2. Don't use antibacterial soaps. (They encourage the growth of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.) 3. Drink lots of fluids. (Especially hot herbal antibacterial teas such as sage, thyme, rosemary.) 4. Start your day with a cup of cool yogurt or hot miso soup. (Both encourage strong immunity.) 5. Make nourishing soups with the immune-enhancing roots astragalus and eleutherococcus.* 6. Spray your nasal passages with a saline solution or a xylitol rinse. (Kills viral particles.) 7. Be wary of diets that radically alter what you eat. (They tend to depress the immune system.) 8. Eat well-cooked leafy greens like kale, collards, and mustard greens. (Strengthens immunity.) 9. Add lots of arugula and watercress to your salad. (They're antiviral.) 10. Eat garlic. (Even powdered, even cooked.) Eat ginger. (Or drink it.)
If you do get the flu, elder berry (Sambucus nigra) tincture or syrup may shorten its stay. Green blessings Susun S. Weed
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Samhain - Oct 31st Celebrate the Harvest's End. Samhain falls on October 31, and is known as the
Witch's New Year. You can celebrate it as the end of the harvest, and honor the return of the King of Winter For many Wiccans and Pagans, the honoring of the ancestors is a key part of their spirituality. This ceremony can be held by itself or as part of a group of Samhain rituals.In many Pagan and Wiccan traditions, Samhain is celebrated with a Dumb Supper, or a Feast with the Dead. This is a solemn and sober occasion, and includes place settings for relatives and friends who have crossed over in the past year, as well as a chance to tell them what you never got to say.Samhain is known as the witch's new year. It is a time to think about the endless cycle of life, death, and rebirth. With this ritual, you can celebrate all three aspects either with a group or as a solitary.
Dumb Supper Your menu choices are up to you, but because it's Samhain, you may wish to make the traditional Soul Cakes, as well as serving dishes with apples, late fall vegetables, and game if available. Set the table with a black cloth, black plates and cutlery, black napkins. Use candles as your only source of light -- black if you can get them. Realistically, not everyone has black dishware sitting around. In many traditions, it's perfectly acceptable to use a combination of black and white, although black should be the predominant color. When you're hosting a Dumb Supper, clearly the point is that no one can speak --- and that makes a host's job very tricky. It means you have the responsibility of anticipating each guest's needs without them communicating verbally. Depending on the size of your table, you may want to make sure each end has its own salt, pepper, butter, etc. Also, watch your guests to see if anyone needs a drink refill, an extra fork to replace the one they just dropped, or more napkins.
Dec 20-23rd The winter solstice is a festival of the sun, so why not celebrate by honoring its return?
This simple ritual can be performed by one person or a group.. At the winter solstice, some Wiccan groups celebrate with a goddess rite -- saying goodbye to the old, and welcoming the new. This ritual is designed for a group of four or more people.In most forms of Wicca, this holiday is celebrated at the winter solstice as the rebirth of the Great horned hunter god, who is viewed as the newborn solstice sun. The method of gathering for this sabbat varies by practitioner. Some have private ceremonies at home,while others do so with their covens. Yule festivities for modern Wiccans and neopagans involve the burning of the Yule log on an open fire to honour the lord Cernunnos or the Horned God; the log is decorated with holly and other symbolic paraphernalia.
Also during the many Wiccan Yule rituals, the Holly King dies and the Oak King is born. This signifies the changes from the dark half of the year to the light half of the year. Yule log The Yule log has frequently been associated with having its origins in the historical Germanic paganism which was practiced across northern Europe prior to Christianisation. One of the first people to do so was the English historian Henry Bourne, who, writing in the 1720s, described the practice occurring in the Tyne valley. Bourne theorised that the practice derives from customs in 6th to 7th century Anglo - Saxon paganism. Robert Chambers, in his 1832 work, Book of Days notes that "two popular observances belonging to Christmas are more especially derived from the worship of our pagan ancestors—the hanging up of the mistletoe and the burning of the Yule log." James George Frazer in his work on anthropology, The Golden Bough holds that "the ancient fire-festival of the winter solstice appears to survive" in the Yule log custom. Frazer records traditions from England, France, among the South Slavs, in Central Germany and western Switzerland. However, some historians have disagreed with this claim, for instance the Swedish folklorist Carl Wilhelm Von Sydow attacked Frazer's theories, claiming that the Yule log had never had any religious significance, and was instead simply a festive decoration with practical uses A Yule log is a large and extremely hard log which is burned in the hearth as a part of traditional Yule or Christmas celebrations in several European cultures. It can be a part of the Winter Solstrice festival or the The Twelve days of Christmas ,Christmas Eve , Christmas night , or Twelfth Night.
Imbolc - Feb 2nd Imbolc is a time to celebrate Brighid, the goddess of hearth and home. Celebrate her
many aspects with this ritual, suitable for any size group. Celebrate this fire festival with seven candles, and think about the changes the light will bring about in your life. Tired of the snow and cold weather yet? At Imbolc, you and your family can do this simple rite to say goodbye to old man winter, and encourage the spring thaw to come along a bit sooner.Start your Spring off with a bang -- get your house cleaned up not only physically, but spiritually as well.
Ostara - March 19th- 22nd Celebrate the arrival of spring with a ceremonial rebirthing, in this ritual which
is adaptable for either solitaries or groups.Would also be the perfect time to initiate yourself to the craft This is a good time of year to start your seedlings. If you grow an herb garden, start getting the soil ready for late spring plantings. Celebrate the balance of light and dark as the sun begins to tip the scales, and the return of new growth is near.Many modern Wiccans and Pagans celebrate Ostara as a time of renewal and rebirth. Take some time to celebrate the new life that surrounds you in nature -- walk in park, lay in the grass, hike through a forest. As you do so, observe all the new things beginning around you -plants, flowers, insects, birds. Meditate upon the ever-moving Wheel of the Year, and celebrate the change of seasons.
Beltane - May 1st This fire festival is a traditional time of lustiness and fertility. Celebrate the holiday with
a big fire and a joyful courtship between the May Queen and the God of the Forest.The custom of dancing around a Maypole has been around for centuries. It's pretty easy to set up your own, so why not work this fun and phallic tradition into your Beltane celebration?This goddess-focused ritual honors the energy of the sacred feminine, as well as celebrating your female ancestors and friends. It's a great way to celebrate Mother's Day!
Lammas or Lughnasadh - August 1st Lammas is the first of three harvest Sabbats, and celebrates
the crops of late summer and early autumn. If you wish to honor the Harvest Mother aspect of the Goddess and celebrate the cycle of life and rebirth, hold this Lammas rite either with a group or as a solitary practitioner. August 1 is known in many Pagan traditions as Lammas, and is a celebration of the early harvest. However, in some paths, it's a day to honor Lugh, the Celtic god of craftsmanship. Celebrate your own talents and skills on Lughnasadh by honoring Lugh with a rite that can be held for a group or a solitary practitioner.One aspect of this harvest celebration is the sacrifice of the grain god. This ritual uses both Lammas bread and straw images of the practitioner, and encourages us to think about the sacrifices we will make in the coming seasons. Mabon - Sept 21st - 24th Mabon is a time when the earth is dying a little each day, and as we welcome the harvest, we also realize that the long nights of winter aren't far off. Honor the darker aspects of the Goddess as the autumn equinox arrives.Also known as the Autumn equinoxMabon is a time rich in magic, all connected to the changing seasons of the earth. Why not take advantage of nature's bounty, and work a little magic of your own?The holiday of Autumn Equinox, Harvest Home, Mabon, the Feast of the Ingathering, Meán Fómhair or Alban Elfed (in Neo-Druidic traditions), is a ritual of thanksgiving for the fruits of the earth and a recognition of the need to share them to secure the blessings of the Goddess and the God during the winter months. The name Mabon was coined by Aidan Kelly around 1970 as a reference to Mabon ap Modron, a character from Welsh mythology. In the northern hemisphere this equinox occurs anywhere from September 21 to 24. In the southern hemisphere, the autumn equinox occurs anywhere from March 20–23. Among the sabbats, it is the second of the three harvest festivals, preceded by Lammas/Lughnasadh and followed by Samhain.In the southern Hemisphere the festivals are shifted by 6 months to match the local seasons
Litha - Mid summer - June 19th - 23rd The celebration of Midsummer's Eve was from ancient times
linked to the summer solstice. Some people believed that mid-summer plants, especially Calendula, had miraculous healing powers and they therefore picked them on this night. Bonfires were lit to protect against evil spirits which were believed to roam freely when the sun was turning southwards again. In later years, witches were also thought to be on their way to meetings with other powerful beings.As forms of Neopaganism can be quite different and have very different origins, these representations can vary considerably, despite the shared name. Some celebrate in a manner as close as possible to how they believe the Ancient Pagans observed the tradition, while others observe the holiday with rituals culled from numerous other unrelated sources, the Germanic culture being just one of the sources used. In Neodruidism, the term Alban Hefin is used for the summer solstice. The name was invented by the late-18th century Welsh Romantic author and prolific literary forger Iolo Morganwg
Connecting To Our Soul Purpose
Posted by Chayenna
The planet earth is most assuredly a playground for creation and experience…its’ original blueprint. Thus, we can create whatever we choose. There is no right or wrong in what we choose to create, even though our on-going spiritual evolutionary process is supporting us in creating at a much higher level than ever before (meaning that what we choose to create changes as we do). Helping to identify and remember who we are and what our own special contribution is, assists greatly in keeping us in alignment with Source and our soul’s intentions before birth. Thus, we create more through the eyes of our soul purpose, or through who we are, the more we evolve. In this writing, I have provided you with questions designed to assist you and trigger within you, soul memories at your deepest level, along with added information to assist you in filling the shoes of your original intention. Most of us have asked ourselves at some point in our lives, “Who am I? Why am I here? What am I here to contribute? What are my special gifts and talents? I know I am supposed to be doing something, but I just don’t know what it is!!!” When we are able to step into our own soul shoes, we feel in alignment with much of everything. We are in alignment with our soul’s intentions before birth, we are in alignment with Source, and everything in our lives seems to fall together, effortlessly. We feel like we are home. For me, if much of anything in my life falls apart, I can be O.K., but if there is ever any confusion about my soul purpose, I will feel very insecure, off balance, confused, and extremely uncomfortable. “How do I know who I am and what I am here to contribute?” you may wonder. Much of the time, we simply need to be validated, as we have always been who we are, vibrating those special gifts and talents specific to us alone, only we just cannot see it ourselves. This is the simple version and we could very easily just leave it at that. But there is a story related to our soul purpose as well, and it involves a very grand and exciting plan (more on this further along). Why is there sometimes confusion about knowing our soul purpose? Throughout our lives, many of us have experimented with various interests. One year we may be interested in one thing, and believe that this is what we are here to do, and then suddenly another interest catches our attention and we are off and running in a new direction. This is because we have had so many past lives, and are such old souls, that we have pretty much done it all at one time or another. In this regard, much seems familiar and seems to be a possible fit.
Add to this the new levels of creativity we are now embodying. The more energy we embody, the more it needs an outlet, and creativity is a very natural by-product. Most old souls are thus creating many things on a regular basis, and seem to be interested in just about everything! This is because the higher we evolve and the more we are connected to the universal energy, the more energy we run within ourselves. In this way, we are open to much, as we are ourselves a more open channel, and we need that outlet! In addition and even more importantly, we are expanding and vibrating higher within ourselves on a very regular basis. This process of expansion then creates continual changes in what we may be interested in or in what we may feel is the next step in our lives. We are continually evolving beyond what we used to be; so then, we may feel a shift of interest in a new direction whenever we reach our next plateau of expansion. Many times we will vibrate right out of our new space, before our creations can even manifest! And this only serves to add to the confusion. The higher we vibrate, the more our interests and desires begin to change. So in these ways, identifying who we are, what we are here to contribute, and simply just playing and having fun are different from any other time in the history of the planet. There exists a continual see-saw of evolution, which creates continual change, and in this way, we can become confused about much. What then, is the grand and exciting plan and how does this relate to our soul purpose? We are here in physical form at this time for a very different reason than any previous incarnation on this planet, or in any other reality. In times past, we infused our energy into form, or incarnated, in order to have experiences and opportunities to create. We were just playing and utilizing energy. The original purpose of the universe. We were not trying to evolve the planet or learn lessons…we were just experiencing and having fun! This time, we came as representatives from any and everything that existed in this universe, in order to provide a variety of pieces of the pie….a pie or whole that would comprise a very new planet earth. We assisted in preparing this planet for a new residency in the universe, by transmuting the denser and darker energies through ourselves (it was intended that we reverberate this process of releasing all our previous incarnations or experiences in form, back to our families of origin in the cosmos, in order that we could all begin anew, as we are the same energy indeed). In this way, every infusion of energy into form throughout the entire universe is affected. This is the spinning off or releasing aspect to our purpose here on the planet now. But we have another very important reason for being here at this time. And this is the exciting part. We have completed one massive phase of our mission, and now get to move into the next phase. This means that the going now gets much easier, as we have evolved onto a new rung of the vibrational ladder and will thus be more immune to many unpleasant experiences.
So then, we are here as well, to represent our vibrations from “home,” and each “home” has a very specific and unique purpose. Again, this time we are not here only to experience and create, as we were much of the time in the past. Although the theme of experiencing and creating does indeed apply, it is at a very different level this time. We are actually experiencing and creating at soul levels, a very new planet earth before we then move on into our very new adventures as souls. Adventures and experiences we have never had before since our original spark of creation. The releasing and setting up process is our last endeavor…and then it is over. We can either stay here and bask in a self-created heaven, or return to the next phase of moving on. Whatever we choose is our God given right, and we have earned it. To recap: We as souls, along with the planet earth, are starting over from scratch. This entails releasing all our past incarnations from eons ago. It also entails transmuting any darker and denser energies from eons ago, as well as the present, through ourselves while we are here experiencing the ascension process (thus, all the strange and uncomfortable symptoms). During this process, we are also connecting more fully to our soul’s original intentions. In this way, we will eventually contribute our own special soul purposes to the whole in order to create the new planet earth. Our singular representations then, are vitally important to the divine plan. At soul levels we are masters…we have done it all. We have been around for eons of time. And know as well that this divine plan was implemented by us, as we have placed ourselves within it in order to complete our journey home. In this way, what we know and who we are will create a divine web of energy that will serve to create and maintain a very new planet Earth. At soul levels, we know very well exactly what we are doing! Most of us innately want to know why we have come here for this monumental event, even if we cannot seem to access this information at a conscious level. We want to know, so that we can be assured that we are indeed fulfilling the purpose of our being here at this time. And we want to know what our own specific contribution to creating the new template for the new planet earth might be. Yes, many of us want to know what our part is all about. It is a deep yearning within us. Each of us has a very special piece, or we would not be here. And each of our special pieces is pivotal and vitally important as it serves to represent and comprise a complete whole. We most certainly cannot do it without each other.
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Star Powered Words for Children
Posted by Rev Carol Ingle
by Dorothy Lecours I was very blessed to be part of the first wave of individuals who had signed on to become Lightworkers during the SOUL AWAKENING process created by the 1987 Harmonic Convergence. At that time, I was dedicating my life to teaching first grade. My intention was to touch each child's heart, so they would always believe in the creative power of their words. Current research has shown that 60% of what we say daily is in the form of negative criticism. As a result, self-confidence is sabotaged and only 10% of potential is reached. Positive words hold a very high vibration, so I knew I had to find a way to expose my students to the beauty of words. I was given the inspiration to create a sensational universe of three dimensional stars containing 101 S.T.A.R. POWERED WORDS from A to Z on the outside walls of my classroom. It was incredible to watch the tremendous power of positive creative energy that those magical walls stimulated in the hearts of all. An endless flow of activities began to emerge daily. This activated a creative approach to value words as a very important form of communication. Selecting only the most powerful words allowed the imagination of the mind reach a higher frequency. An appreciation of the multifaceted skill of using high energy words engaged all my S.T.A.R. students in creating positive thoughts, dreams, wishes, aspirations, and new creative adventures we could all explore. The magic keys of success began to incorporate all subjects being taught with STAR POWER! Each day I was absolutely amazed with the amount of creative energy flowing from each child, parent, teachers, and personal friends. I had always had a love for teaching but this experience of ONENESS was the most profound moment of my life. I have been blessed with by my ability to expand and stretch this unlimited Divine Gift. The greatest gift of all has been the ability to ignite the inner I AM presence that lives inside us ALL. This magical partnership has provided an unlimited fountain of effective dynamics to integrate all academics in such an awesome approach to learning. Every moment spent since the launching of this S.T.A.R. POWERED self-esteem program has been a magnificent obsession for me.
Words cannot express the wholeness I experienced daily knowing that the Universe hears all our hopes, dreams, expectations, and provides the avenue to make them all become a reality. "We become what we think!" I had been ALLOWED to use all of my unique talents and gifts to make each child aware of the power of their thoughts. First graders are so open to the magic of disappearing into their starry thoughts that they unlock the potential of everyone they come in contact with routinely. Each child becomes the best that is within them and expects each day to be an extraordinary event to be embraced! I have been retired for the last six years and have spent my time expanding and evolving my SOUL to continue my divine purpose. I began taking Law of Attraction Tele Courses after I retired. These courses ignited my lifelong passion to write a children's book. The concept Law of Attraction develops the power of positive words, thoughts, and actions to attract expanded goodness into our lives. FOCUSING on being healthy, abundant, happy, and a state of GRATITUDE will create the mindset of living HEAVEN on EARTH. It is my intent that all children will attract an extraordinary and glorious reality. All of these precious moments were the reason I wrote my Law of Attraction Children's Book, "THE STAR POWERED TWINS." It is my sincere desire that this book will develop your child's self-esteem by using mega doses of STAR POWERED WORDS daily. Allow your child to explore and appreciate their unique talents and abilities. Your child will view themselves as lovable and one of a kind. Ultimately you will witness a confident, capable, and life long learner. Enjoy recognizing and celebrating your child's uniqueness! Watch as your child begins to develop an ATTITUDE of GRATITUDE. It is my intention that all readers globally will begin to LOOK UP and reach for the stars to DREAM BIG! Ultimately, you will witness a confident and empowered child when each of the self-esteem strategies incorporated in my book becomes a daily practice. I have designed two websites to empower children to expand their reading vocabulary and selfesteem: http://lawofattraction4children.org/ I entered The Next Top Spiritual Author Contest March 29, 2010. The winner of this Spiritual Author Contest will be awarded a book publishing contract by Hampton Roads Publishing and a $50,000 promotional package. This prize has really inspired me to me to dream a bigger dream to empower children! I would love to have your vote and also ask if you can share my message with others. You can also view my Spiritual Author Video by going directly to the voting link here: http://www.nexttopauthor.com/profile.cfm?aid=1263 voting ends May 3, 2010. My lifelong intention has always been to make a difference in the lives of children. My children's book allows me to continue to pursue my WISH.
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The Tree Spirits Meditation - Anchoring the light through the Trees of The Earth
Posted by Torquoise
Channelling by Nathalie Glasson Extending our energies wide and far we encapsulate the Earth in our loving heart. We are the very essence and consciousness of the trees upon the Earth; we are the spirit of the trees. It is extremely important that we come forward to speak with you today as there is a need for your energy to be of service. Changes upon the Earth and most importantly within the soul’s and beings of humanity have been occurring for a while on the Earth, but this is accelerating with so much more intensity and power now as we draw closer to 2012 and look beyond this land mark. 2012 is simply a land mark in time, it has been created by humanity, in truth it could have been any date or year but the years around 2012 were seen as a time when humanity would be ready to initiate alterations for themselves and within themselves. We can say to you that divine timing is now, this is the time for transformation on many energetic levels and you of course will feel the results of this. So please do not necessarily believe that the year 2012 is magical, whatever name this alteration in energy is or was given it would not be the name that signified the change. Many realised that if humanity grew at a steady rate then right now would be the period when a new beginning would arise and would be appropriate. This time now is when humanity begins to take control and responsibility in a new way for their existence on the Earth, their spiritual growth path and soul development. It is due to this new level of responsibility laid at the feet of humanity that you will be asked as aware and awake light workers to assist in many activations and alignments that need to take place. You, with the guidance of the divine beings and souls of the inner planes are piecing together the jigsaw puzzle to create a divine, sacred whole and greater unity with the Creator. You will find much guidance will be channelled to inspire you to achieve certain energetic changes upon the Earth while your guides and soul enthuse you to activate new alignments within your being. It is essential at this time to follow the guidance and insights that you receive and feel are appropriate in your reality as you will be working not only to create greater growth within your being but also to transform the consciousness of humanity, therefore allowing much needed changes to occur in the way of life of many on the Earth. We, the tree spirits hold our own vibration of consciousness, which could be described as a very aware, patient and observant energy and way of being. Embodying physical trees upon the Earth, we are able to observe the energetic changes and steps forward that humanity takes as a whole and individuals. We understand the cycles that are occurring on the Earth, comprehending your energy as it is now and how it will manifest in the future. We are aware of the divine plan of the Creator which is and will unfold from your soul. We are extremely grateful for our position and role upon the Earth at this time which is to act as beacons of light as well as anchoring and truly grounding new energies.
Many energy shifts are anchored through our consciousness then merged with our physical shell which is a tree, this then allows for integration and settling of energy to occur on a physical level completely the manifestation and alignment process. When you touch our physical shells you may feel a surge of energy flow through you, this is the energy that we are directing into the Earth to maintain the level of light that is appropriate to assist the physical manifestation of the Earth. The energy that we are anchoring from the Creator into the Earth has changed from many years ago, we have noticed that the light has quickened and therefore risen in vibration meaning that humanity’s energies have altered also. We channel the energies that are appropriate to assist and support humanity as they learn and grow on the Earth. Our role of anchoring and maintaining the appropriate vibration of light upon the Earth means that we are constantly inspired by wisdom as it surges through our energetic beings and shells. For us it is as if we have been reading a book which describes the Creator ever since our first existence upon the Earth. We, tree spirits, were known in the past for our supportive abilities and so this is why the Creator anchored our energies into the Earth, offering us the physical body or shell in the shape of a tree while you were offered the physical form of a human body. We were not always known as tree spirits we are souls just the same as you coming to the Earth and seeing it as a school to progress our unity with the Creator. We were asked to support the Earth and humanity, in return we would receive a wealth of knowledge, wisdom and understanding from the Creator; this is something that we as a soul group always aspire to access. We wished to be bathed in the rich wisdom and clear understanding of the Creator that allows us to accept our inner truth. While we have existed upon the Earth and through the energies we have anchored we have been exposed to a wealth of knowledge and now to us it is amusing when humans call us wise and knowledgeable souls, it is as though we have achieved our goal, but it wasn’t always this way. For much time now the Creator has been inspiring us to share the wisdom that we have accepted and discovered with humanity and souls upon the Earth in order to develop unity and to awaken the essence within many. This has developed into our new purpose upon the Earth. It is a purpose that we feel very passionate about. Connection is also a mission that has been offered to us at this time. We, the tree spirits. are known and have always been known for our ability of connecting our energies together as one to form a concentrated soul source. Our connection with the Earth and inner planes is unquestionable but the connection between humanity and the trees is very poor. We see this each and every day, understanding that it is our mission to reach out to humanity, allowing a greater oneness to occur. This is one of the reasons that we are speaking with you now. If you feel in your soul that you wish to gain a deeper connection with the soul group known as the tree spirits then hold this intention and desire, ask the Creator to let this be so and open your heart to us. Our hearts are open and ready to embrace you now.
Wherever you are sitting upon the Earth, right now you can call the tree spirits to embrace you in their love and allow your heart to open to accept love. We are not asking for your love we are asking only to share our love, the love of the Creator that we hold with you. If you allow this to occur you will automatically redefine the connection and energetic interaction between humans and trees upon the Earth for all. Even with this simple acknowledgment and acceptance you are recoding the energy unity and integration of the Creator upon the Earth. Just imagine upon the Earth if the soul’s in existence as humanity and the soul’s in existence as trees created a new network of flowing energy and unity, this would strengthen the light of your being and the Earth tremendously. It would increase the light of the Earth to magnificence radiance. This is an activation and alignment in itself as we are two aspects of the Creator, two truths holding different purposes on the Earth fusing together, therefore accepting new parts of ourselves which allows us to manifest as a greater aspect of the Creator on the Earth. Humanity is often told from the Ascended Masters that they must work to bring a greater unity between their energy and the energy of the Creator, this actually simply means a greater awareness of self. Maybe humanity is slightly misinterpreting this instruction, by feeling that they have to reach to the heavens to gain a greater unity with the Creator. It could be that the guidance is encouraging soul aspects upon the Earth to achieve a greater unity, such as the human souls and the tree souls, the human souls and the animal souls and so forth. We can see that there are so many categories of souls upon the Earth, not just human; maybe these were created to appear different because the qualities and vibrations that they hold are different, different aspects of the Creator. It could be that one of the purposes of Earth was that all these categories of souls respect and honour each other, opening their hearts and energies to each other and allowing for a merge of their energy and consciousness. Could you imagine having the consciousness of every living being and soul on the Earth merged with your current consciousness, this would expand your awareness tremendously and you would feel a greater connection with the Creator because it is natural to do so the more truth you accept. We would be delighted if you contemplated our words as already we have shared with you two activations that you can place effort and energy into in order to aid positive transformation upon the Earth. The first activation is to open your heart to accept our love; the second is to understand the purpose of unity upon the Earth. We have a third activation and alignment that we wish for you to participate in if you feel it is appropriate. It is to ask and hold the intention for the new energies that need to be anchored from the Creator’s soul to be anchored through the trees and into the Earth. The trees will act as a tool of connection with the Creator for the Earth as a general energy and will assist in anchoring and grounding the energy into the Earth at many levels but most importantly a physical level. Not only does this allow us to rise to a new level of spiritual growth and understanding but it helps our physical bodies to move with the energetic shifts that are occurring on the Earth. It is a form of heightening the energies of the Earth, allowing everything to achieve a greater unity and move together to a new phase of awareness. The trees have a unique way of grounding energy, we can send energy deep into the core of the Earth even at a physical level and so it accelerates the manifestation of a new phase of energy.
We can of course achieve this without your effort but we believe it will strengthen the energy that is anchored and encourage a greater flow of light into the Earth. We believe that with humanity’s attention it will allow for the consciousness of humanity and the trees to merge together even if it is only for a few moments. We ask that you simply sit in meditation or quiet thought and ask your guides to surround and support you. Then call upon the loving tree spirits to embrace you in their light and imagine that you are opening your heart to their energy, breathing their light into your being. Then imagine the trees all over the world; send your respect and love to their existence on the Earth. Call upon the energies, consciousness and wisdom of the Creator that is needed now upon the Earth to be anchored through each and every tree upon the Earth. Imagine the trees holding this light and acting as beacons of light, radiating light far and wide. Then imagine the trees sending the light down through their roots and an energetic network to anchor all energies into the Earth. See, imagine, sense or acknowledge that the Earth is being filled with this new energy and that it is touching the hearts of many. You can imagine the light drawing up through your feet and into your entire being. Please practice this whenever you feel guided to do so, we would be extremely grateful for your efforts and energy. We wish for you to know that we are here to love, support and assist you at this time of tremendous growth.
The Tree Spirits
Letting Go Affirmations
Posted by Rev Carol Ingle
Release Yourself from Whatever is Holding Your Happiness Hostage Let's face it, letting go can be hard to do. We try to hold onto people or stuff to feel important, to be loved, to ease our fears, or to hold tight to the illusion of being in control. Are you are having difficulty letting of something, emotionally or otherwise? Are your possessions holding your happiness hostage? Are you trying to move past a hurtful relationship or situation? Perhaps you realize that hoarding "stuff" is no longer making you feel good yet you cannot quite get out of the habit of collecting more and more things. Here are a few affirmations you can use to help shift your vision and set you onto a path toward a happier life and personal empowerment. Choose an affirmation that fits you, write it down on a sticky, plaster it onto your bathroom mirror or computer. Recite it at least once daily! Good luck "letting go" and freeing your inner being.
Letting Go Affirmation Statements •I am worry free. •I release all fears of not being perfect. I am good enough. I am perfect in my own way. •I let go of all expectations. I am free to live the life I've dreamed. •I let go of the need to control others. I allow others to make their own way. •Possessions do not feed my spirit. I am liberated from the desire to hoard things. •I give things away freely. •I say goodbye to things in my life that are blocking my spiritual growth. •I leave go of past relationships with love and clear my spirit of chains to the past to make way for new love to enter my life. •I hold on to the positive memories from past relationships and leave go of the dark memories with love. •I release! I let go! I coast along with my hands off the controls. •I breathe freely without constraints. My energy flows without care alongside the wayward winds. •The past is gone, the future uncertain. Today is now and I face it head on. •I let go of my regrets. I am grateful for lessons my past missteps taught me. •I release my chaotic monkey mind. My mind is clear of distractions. I am focused.
Dream charms and recipes for good nights sleep
Posted by Saille Stormcat
Dream charms and recipes for good nights sleep to charm something refers to enchanting something or someone. words are spoken or sung in order to provoke an action of some sort. words become a chant and are repeated until desired result is achieved. when the object becomes charmed it possesses magical qualities and is recognized as enchanted. the objects can be as a horseshoe or a four leaf clover to bring luck. the north American Indians used a dream catcher made from a net of woven on a round frame which was decorated with feathers and beads. it resembled a man made spider web and was hung over the bed. the net was believed to catch the bad dreams, which then disappeared when hit by the early morning sun rays. the good dreams where allowed to drift below to enter the sleepers mind. this is a popular charm used today in children's bedrooms. Herbs and flowers herbs have been used over time to induce dreams, inspire you to dream, and have your wishes fulfilled through a dream. before going to sleep, relax and repeat this affirmation. 'may my dreams bring me peace, happiness and success.' by putting these herbs under our pillow you will influence the types of dreams you wish to have. Rosemary wards off nightmares and brings restful sleep.Rosemary is excellent for dream recall and answering a particular question you wish answered. improves memory and produces sleep Holly nine holly leaves tied with nine knots in a scarf under your pillow allows you to have prophetic dreams. Mugwort promotes psychic ability and is useful in inducing prophetic dreams. Cowslip is supposed to bring luck and encourages contact with departed loved ones whilst dreaming. St John's Wort protects against nightmares and bad dreams. Valerian a great sleep enhancer. it will help you have a peaceful sleep. Dried flowers if you want to be lulled to sleep with dreams of all things beautiful, this country mix will do the trick. fill a small linen/cotton bag and leave it under your pillow. this is for a large quantity. 1 cup dried rose petals 1 cup of any other dried fragrant flower petals such as jasmine and lilac 1 cup dried lavender 1 cup dried lemon verbena 1 cup dried rosemary 6 drops of bergamot essential oil
Making Elixir with crystals CAUTION!
Posted by David Dee
Before making any elixir or charging any water, it is a good idea to double check for any possible toxicity that may occur, if using several stones in combination, for elemental reactions between the stones. In fact, it would be best if each stone charges in its own container of water as opposed to putting four or five stones in the same container. If you have any doubt, simply place the crystal/stone around and outside of the container. Actinolite--Fibrous form is a type of asbestos. Not recommended for elixirs. Adamite--Contains Arsenic (Arsenate) and trace amounts of copper which is toxic Ajoite--Contains Aluminum, Copper Alexandrite--Contains Aluminum Amazonite--Trace amounts of Copper which is toxic Amblygonite--Contains Aluminum Andaluscite--Contains Aluminum Atacamite-- Contains poisonous/toxic Copper Auricalcite-- Contains Zinc and Copper which is toxic Axinite--Contains Aluminum, Iron Azurite--Contains Copper, Toxic Bastnaesite--The chemical makeup of Bastnaesite does contain toxic elements which can react when combined with water. Beryl Group (Aquamarine, Goshenite, Heliodor, Morganite)--Contains Aluminum Brazilianite--Contains Aluminum--not recommended to use in its raw form Bronchantite--Copper Hydrated Sulphate, Toxic Boji Stones (Kansas Pop Rocks, aka Concretin)--Contains Sulfur, Pyrite and/or Marcasite which is toxic (*also could be a fire hazard) Chalcopyrite--AKA Peacock Ore contains copper and sulfur which can be toxic Chrysoberyl--Contains Aluminum Chrysocolla--Contains poisonous/toxic copper. Safe for handling but not for use in elixirs. Cinnabar--Contains mercury which can be poisonous/toxic Wash hands after holding. Do not touch hands to eyes or mouth while holding. Conichalcite--Contains poisonous/toxic copper Copper--Poisonous Covellite--Contains poisonous/toxic Copper Crocoite--Contains poisonous/toxic levels of Chromium. Do not touch hands to eyes or mouth while holding. Do not ingest. Cuprite--Contains poisonous/toxic copper. Wash hands after holding. Do not touch hands to eyes or mouth while holding. Dioptase--Contains poisonous/toxic copper. Safe for handling but not for use in elixirs. Dumortierite--Contains Aluminum Emerald--Contains Aluminum Epidote--Contains Aluminum
Feldspar Group--(Labradorite, Moonstone, Orthoclase, etc) Contains Aluminum Galena--Contains high amounts of lead which can be poisonous Garnet--(Spessartine, Uvarovite, Rhodolite,Hessonite) Contains Aluminum Gem Silica-- Contains poisonous/toxic copper. Safe for handling but not for use in elixirs. Halite--Unfit for elixir use--will dissolve in water Hematite--Unfit for elixir use--will rust with prolonged exposure in liquid Hiddenite (Spodumene)--Contains Aluminum Idocrase--Contains Aluminum Iolite--Contains Aluminum Jadeite--Contains Aluminum and Iron Kyanite--Contains Aluminum Labradorite--Contains Aluminum Lapis Lazuli-- Contains Sulfur and possible Pyrite inclusions which are poisonous Lazulite--Contains Aluminum Lazurite--Contains Aluminum, Sulfur Lepidolite--Contains Aluminum Magnetite-- Iron will rust, DO NOT use in elixirs or charging water Malachite--Contains poisonous/toxic copper Marcasite--Marcasite with time and exposure to oxygen, may form a white powdery substance/residue which is poisonous/toxic Sulfuric Acid.) If this occurs you should not wear next to the skin or touch. Not recommended for Elixirs. Moonstone--Contains Aluminum Morganite--Contains Aluminum Orpiment--HIGHLY TOXIC levels of Arsenic. Wash hands after use, keep away from CHILDREN!! Do not put hands near eyes or mouth before washing hands. Pargasite-- contains Aluminum so it is not recommended for elixirs or immersing in water to charge it. Pietersite--Similar to Tiger's Eye. Fibrous form contains asbestos. Not recommended to use raw forms for elixirs. Prehnite--Contains Aluminum Psilomelane--Contains poisonous/toxic Barium Pyrite--Pyrite may contain intermixed Marcasite. The Marcasite with time and exposure to oxygen, may form a white powdery substance/residue which is poisonous/toxic Sulfuric Acid.) If this occurs you should not wear next to the skin or touch. Not recommended for Elixirs. Quantum stone/Quantum Quattro Silica--Contains poisonous/toxic copper Realgar **--HIGHLY TOXIC levels of Arsenic. Wash hands after use, keep away from CHILDREN!! Do not put hands near eyes or mouth before washing hands. Ruby--Contains Aluminum Sapphire--Contains Aluminum Scapolite--Contains Aluminum Schorl--Contains Aluminum Selenite--Unfit for internal ingestion--tiny shards may break off in water Serpentine--Fibrous forms are asbestos. Wash hands after use. Not recommended in elixir preparation. Smithsonite--Contains zinc and may contain copper (green Smithsonite) Safe for handling but may be
Poisonous/toxic when used in elixirs. Sodalite--Contains Aluminum Spinel--Contains Aluminum Spodumene-- Contains Aluminum Staurolite--Contains Aluminum and Iron Stibnite--Contains lead and antimony. Not recommended for elixirs. Stilbite--Contains Aluminum Sugilite--Contains Aluminum Sulfur--Contains poisonous Sulfur Sunstone--Contains Aluminum Tanzanite--Gem variety of Zoisite. Zoisite contains Aluminum. Tiger Eye--Fibrous form contains asbestos. Not recommended to use raw forms for elixirs. Topaz--Contains Aluminum Torbenite--Radioactive Tourmaline--Contains Aluminum Tremolite--Fibrous forms are asbestos. Not recommended for Elixirs. Wash hands after use. Turquoise--Contains poisonous/toxic copper and Aluminum. Safe for handling but not for use in elixirs. Ulexite-- Contains toxic Boron Vanadinite--Contains poisonous Vanadium Variscite--Contains Aluminum Vesuvianite--Contains Aluminum Wavellite--Contains Aluminum Wulfenite--Contains poisonous Lead & Molybdenum. Safe for handling but not for use in elixirs. Zircon--Contain Zirconium, Radioactive Zoisite--Contains Aluminum PEACE, LOVE & LIGHT ☽o☾♡ ☼ Mr.Dee.
HOPI PROPHECY FULFILLED
Posted by Rev Carol Ingle
(Look out for Red October) Do you remember back in 1997, the Hopi Elders appeared with Dr. Robert Ghost Wolf on Art Bells Coast to Coast show, they spoke to millions of wary listeners around the world as they. predicted. the coming of The Blue Star Kachina and that the Purifier, the Red Star Kachina would follow shortly after the twins had (Hale-bopp) passed from our heavens. They spoke about us seeing strange things going on with animals, frogs with six legs, rabbits with four ears, animals being born with both genders. They spoke of Earth Changes, and 'Firestorms." and they talked about the Eight Thunders Prophecies... and the Pale Prophet. The following is an excerpt from LAST CRY Native American Prophecies & Tales of the End Times, by Dr. Robert Ghost Wolf © 1994-2004 It has appeared in numerous articles over the web, and in magazines all over the world. "The story of the Blue Kachina is a very old story, very old. I have been aware of the story of the Blue Kachina since I was very young. I was told this story by grandfathers who are now between 80 and 108 years of age. Frank Waters also wrote about Saquasohuh, the Blue Star Kachina in The Book of the Hopi, The story came from Grandfather Dan, Oldest Hopi. "It was told to me that first the Blue Kachina would start to be seen at the dances, and would make his appearance known to the children in the plaza during the night dance. This event would tell us that the end times are very near. Then the Blue Star Kachina would physically appear in our heavens which would mean that we were in the end times. "In the Final days we will look up in our heavens and we will witness the return of the two brothers who helped create this world in the birthing time. Poganghoya is the guardian of our North Pole and his Brother Palongawhoya is the guardian of the South pole. In the final days the Blue Star Katchina will come to be with his nephews and they will return the Earth to its natural rotation which is counter clock wise. "This fact is evidenced in many petraglyphs that speak of the Zodiac, and within the Mayan and Egyptian pyramids. The rotation of the Earth has been manipulated by not so benevolent Star beings . The twins will be seen in our North Western skies. They will come and visit to see who still remembered the original teachings flying in their Patuwvotas, or flying shields. They will bring many of their star family with them in the final days. "The return of the Blue Star Katchina who is also known as Nan ga sohu will be the alarm clock that tells us of the new day and new way of life, a new world that is coming. This is where the changes will begin. They will start as fires that burn within us, and we will burn up with desires and conflict if we do not remember the original teachings, and return to the peaceful way of life.
"Not far behind the twins will come the Purifier The Red Katchina, who will bring the Day of Purification. On this day the Earth, her creatures and all life as we know it will change forever. There will be messengers that will precede this coming of the Purifier. They will leave messages to those on Earth who remember the old ways. "The messages will be found written in the living stone, through the sacred grains, and even the waters. ( Crop Circles have been found in ice) From the Purifier will issue forth a great Red Light. All things will change in their manner of being. Every living thing will be offered the opportunity to change from the largest to the smallest thing. "Those who return to the ways given to us in the original teachings, and live a natural way of life will not be touched by the coming of the Purifier. They will survive and build the new world. Only in the ancient teachings will the ability to understand the messages be found. "It is important to understand that these messages will be found upon every living thing, even within our bodies, even within a drop of our blood. All life forms will receive the messages from the twins.. those that fly, the plants, even the rabbit. The appearance of the twins begins a period of seven years will be our final opportunity to change our ways. Everything we experience is all a mater of choice. "Many will appear to have lost their souls in these final days. So intense will the nature of the changes be that those who are weak in spiritual awareness will go insane, for we are nothing without spirit. They will disappear, for they are just hollow vessels for any thing to use. Life will be so bad in the cities that many will choose to leave this plane. Some in whole groups. "Only those who return to the values of the old ways will be able to find peace of mind. For in the Earth we shall find relief from the madness that will be all around us. It will be a very hard time for women with children for they will be shunned, and many of the children in these times will be unnatural. Some being from the Stars some from past worlds, some will even be created by man in an unnatural manner and will be souless. Many of people in this time will be empty in Spirit they will have Sampacu. No life force in their eyes. "As we get close to the time of arrival the Purifier there will be those who walk as ghosts through the cities, through canyons they will have constructed in their man made mountains. Those that walk through these places will be very heavy in their walk, it will appear almost painful as they take each step for they will be disconnected from their spirit and the Earth. "After the arrival of the twins, they will begin to vanish before your eyes like so muck smoke. Others will have great deformities, both in the mind and upon their bodies. There will be those who would walk in the body that are not from this reality, for many of the gateways that once protected us will be opened, there will be much confusion. Confusion between sexes, and children and their elders. "Life will get very perverted, and there will be little social order, in these times Many will ask for the mountains themselves to fall upon them just to end their misery. Still others will appear as if untouched by what is occurring. The ones who remember the original teachings and have reconnected their hearts and spirit. Those who remember who their mother and father is. The Pahana who have left to live in the Mountains and forest.
"When the Purifier comes we will see him first as a small Red Star which will come very close and sit in our heavens watching us. Watching us to see how well we have remembered the sacred teachings. "This Purifier will show us many miraculous signs in our heavens In this way we will know Creator is not a dream. Even those who do not feel their connection to spirit will see the face of creator across the sky. Things unseen will be felt very strongly. "Many things will begin to occur that will not make sense, for reality will be shifting back in and out of the dream state. There will be many doorways to the lower world that will open at this time. Things long forgotten will come back to remind us of our past creations. All living things will want to be present for this day when time ends, and we enter the forever cycle of the Fifth World. "We will receive many warnings allowing us to change our ways from below the Earth as well as above. Then one morning in a moment. We will awaken to the Red Dawn. The sky will be the color of blood, many things will then begin to happen that right now we are nor sure of their exact nature. For much of reality will not be as it is now. "There will be many strange beasts upon the Earth in those days, some from the past and some that we have never seen. The nature of mankind will appear strange in these times we walk between worlds and we will house many spirits even within our bodies After a time we will again walk with our brothers from the Stars, and rebuild this Earth. But not until the Purifier has left his mark upon the universe. "No thing living will go untouched, here or in the heavens. The way through this time it is said is to be found in our hearts, and reuniting with our spiritual self. Getting simple and returning to living with and upon the Earth and in harmony with her creatures. Remembering that we are the caretakers, the fire keepers of the Spirit. Our relatives from the Stars are coming home to see how well we have faired in our journey. The Pictures enclosed in this presentation are of the Human Beings, my Hopi Grandfathers... they were telling you truth... there is still time for you to change. Source: http://www.wolflodge.org/bluestar/bluestar.htm
Guided Fall Meditation
Posted By Rev Carol Ingle
Fall is the time of year we take to rest from our summer activities. If you live in the northern hemisphere the days are shorter and evening more conducive to indoor activity, in particular I’m thinking of catching up on reading all those recommendations from friends. To make use of concentrated reading it is the time to dip into your stash of spiritual books or those that carry a strong moral, reading about others’ experiences of what to avoid, especially. In this vein here is a guided Fall meditation for reflection Begin by preparing a spot where you can sit privately and undisturbed. If you use an altar set out a centerpiece of the changing leaves and light an orange or yellow candle. Burn some incense, I like sandalwood. Then fold your hands in your lap or place them palms up or palms down on your thighs. Close your eyes and begin even and regular breathing such as one count to breathe in and one count to breathe out. Do not hold your breath at any time. Regulated natural breathing is a way to calm an agitated body or upset mind, it moderates your feelings. After a minute, let go of counting your breaths, but keep up the rhythmic pattern throughout your meditation. Imagine you are walking along a well-worn path through an old forest. Pine needles underfoot cushion and quiet your steps until all you hear are birds singing in the top of trees. The bird songs are harmonious to your ears and you feel at peace and at one with nature. Occasionally a cluster of leaves gently float by to rest on the forest floor, waiting for winter to come, but for now forming a carpet of color all around. When the chlorophyll retracts from the leaves and back into the tree the real inner color of the leaves is revealed, just as our inner brightness is revealed when we let it shine through caring and compassionate acts. Along this path nature is leading the way in teaching us how to harmonize our lives both outer and inner: Outer through physical activity and inner through meditation and reflection. Now the path is opening to a meadow where you have a chance to sit and rest, feeling the sun’s warmth, just as we feel warmth through our sunny acts in the world. Enjoy these feelings before opening your eyes, taking a long breath in and slowly releasing it. Stretch out and go forth with renewed vigor, a bright attitude, a loving heart.
Teenagers dating and domestic violence
Posted by Roze Mistdancer
Teenagers often experience violence in dating relationships. Statistics show that one in three teenagers has experienced violence in a dating relationship. In dating violence, one partner tries to maintain power and control over the other through abuse. Dating violence crosses all racial, economic and social lines. Most victims are young women, who are also at greater risk for serious injury. Young women need a dating safety plan. Teen dating violence often is hidden because teenagers typically:
are inexperienced with dating relationships. are pressured by peers to act violently. want independence from parents. have "romantic" views of love.
Teen dating violence is influenced by how teenagers look at themselves and others. Young men may believe:
they have the right to "control" their female partners in any way necessary. "masculinity" is physical aggressiveness they "possess" their partner. they should demand intimacy. they may lose respect if they are attentive and supportive toward their girlfriends.
Young women may believe:
they are responsible for solving problems in their relationships their boyfriend's jealousy, possessiveness and even physical abuse, is "romantic." abuse is "normal" because their friends are also being abused. there is no one to ask for help.
Teenagers can choose better relationships when they learn to identify the early warning signs of an abusive relationship, understand that they have choices, and believe they are valuable people who deserve to be treated with respect. Early warning signs that your date may eventually become abusive:
Extreme jealousy Controlling behavior Quick involvement Unpredictable mood swings Alcohol and drug use Explosive anger Isolates you from friends and family Uses force during an argument
Shows hypersensitivity Believes in rigid sex roles Blames others for his problems or feelings Cruel to animals or children Verbally abusive Abused former partners
Common clues that indicate a teenager may be experiencing dating violence:
Physical signs of injury Truancy, dropping out of school Failing grades Indecision Changes in mood or personality
Use of drugs/alcohol Pregnancy Emotional outburst Isolation
Help is available for teenagers If you are a teenager involved in an abusive relationship, you need to remember that no one deserves to be abused or threatened. Remember you cannot change your batterer, and in time the violence will get worse. You need to take care of yourself. Talk to a trusted adult or locate a shelter or agency serving victims of domestic abuse in your community. Together, you can talk about making a plan to end the relationship and remain safe. Call the Alabama Domestic Violence 24-hour hotline, 1-800-650-6522. Help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Dating Safety
Consider double-dating the first few times you go out with a new person. Before leaving on a date, know the exact plans for the evening and make sure a parent or friend knows these plans and what time to expect you home. Let your date know that you are expected to call or tell that person when you get in. Be aware of your decreased ability to react under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If you leave a party with someone you do not know well, make sure you tell another person you are leaving and with whom. Ask a friend to call and make sure you arrived home safely. Assert yourself when necessary. Be firm and straightforward in your relationships. Trust your instincts. If a situation makes you uncomfortable, try to be calm and think of a way to remove yourself from the situation.
Safety Planning for Teens You should think ahead about ways to be safe if you are in a dangerous or potentially dangerous relationship. Here are some things to consider in designing your own safety plan.
What adults can you tell about the violence and abuse? What people at school can you tell in order to be safe--teachers, principal, counselors, security? Consider changing your school locker or lock. Consider changing your route to/from school. Use a buddy system for going to school, classes and after school activities. What friends can you tell to help you remain safe? If stranded, who could you call for a ride home? Keep a journal describing the abuse. Get rid of or change the number to any beepers, pagers or cell phones the abuser gave you. Keep spare change, calling cards, number of the local shelter, number of someone who could help you and restraining orders with you at all times. Where could you go quickly to get away from an abusive person? What other things can you do?
Teen Dating Statistics
About one in three high school students have been or will be involved in an abusive relationship. Forty percent of teenage girls ages 14 to 17 say they know someone their age who has been hit or beaten by a boyfriend. In one study, from 30 to 50 percent of female high school students reported having already experienced teen dating violence. Teen dating violence most often takes place in the home of one of the partners. In 1995, 7 percent of all murder victims were young women who were killed by their boyfriends. One in five or 20 percent of dating couples report some type of violence in their relationship. One of five college females will experience some form of dating violence. A survey of 500 young women, ages 15 to 24, found that 60 percent were currently involved in an ongoing abusive relationship and all participants had experienced violence in a dating relationship. One study found that 38 percent of date rape victims were young women from 14 to 17 years of age. A survey of adolescent and college students revealed that date rape accounted for 67 percent of sexual assaults. More than half young women raped (68 percent) knew their rapist either as a boyfriend, friend or casual acquaintance. Six out of 10 rapes of young women occur in their own home or a friend or relative's home, not in a dark alley.
Till my last Breathe
Written by Shadow
I've Risen from depths of darkness to now fight my way to the light through envy,jealousy false hope. untrue Love,hanging by a rope to forge on a new dawn keeping positive and marching on not living life as a pawn no more will i subject to continuous darkness shown alone if i have to this light i will continue to pursue for true Love,happiness and peace till this day i will not rest or allow anyone cause me to cease in all will give it my best broken wings broken spirit weary and tired i still hear the birds sing and i will not sit until i no longer breathe fire not giving in to life's simple desires vanity,discourse,non dedication to others some hide in the shadows this shadow will hide in the Light
if me alone and no one else i will continue to fight nothing will stand in my way i will defend the light no time for hatred or deceit or chaos or dismay my cause is way greater then life's drama be you judgmental,careless and selfish does'nt effect me only yourself I will know i have gave it all i can and do everything i can to continue through the briers of life and negative intents to be unstoppable and in this fight continue to bring light even in the night through my eyes is the universe in sight protecting and defending Earths right to be at peace in all of universes delight so sit back ,watch, and contemplate i will be moving forward no hesitation or delay even if i'm to do it alone this is my fate written by Shadow
NOTE: This is about the love of all for each other in general I hold true Love for Breeze and this site and what it stands for .. the love I dont see is with the all Human race I know what this true love is ..sad many dont.. and for the right reasons
Earth Healing Group
This group is for those wishing to share earth healing techniques and information about important events and who wish to add their energy to raising the vibration of the planet for the good of all
Come join us and we will all send healing Energy to Earth at one time a collective conscious activity to help Mother Earth and all those on it.
This group is for all people from all over the world to come "together" every MONTH to focus their energies for a common goal. It is also a place to share with each other HEALING TECHNIQUES and INFORMATION about important events.
THIS GROUP IS HERE TO ACTIVELY MAKE A CHANGE AND RAISE THE VIBRATION OF THE PLANET FOR THE GOOD OF ALL
A Kitchen Witch's Garden
Posted by Bridget Orman
A Kitchen Witch's Garden Using Magical Herbs and Planting Magical Flowers for Garden Magic
Kitchen witches are not only found in the kitchen. Gardens are equally important, as here the witch can celebrate nature, work with Mother Earth, and grow all the seasonal produce, magical herbs and sacred plants that are desirable in kitchen witchery. Growing a Magical Garden * Be realistic about what you can manage, both size and time-wise, otherwise you will end up with an overgrown plot. * Raised beds, pots, barrels, troughs, trellis, herb wheels, strawberry planters and window boxes can also be used around the garden, especially if space is minimal. * Prepare the plot with good soil and organic compost. * Try companion planting to deter hungry wildlife from your vegetables. Always use humane, organic methods of pest control. * Refrain from using a fruit cage. Sharing your produce with the birds is a good way to keep the fairies happy and live in harmony with nature. * Do your research and learn how to grow, care for and harvest your fruit and vegetables properly. * If time is an issue, go for perennials, such as rosemary, thyme, lavender, rhubarb, asparagus and strawberries. * Keep plants well watered, especially in the heat. Be environmentally friendly and use rainwater butts. * If you lack a garden or space is limited, grow herbs in window boxes and pots. Grow super foods in a sprouting jar, or even keep vegetables inside. Small tomatoes, lettuces and most herbs can be grown indoors in a sunny southfacing window. Magical Herbs Cooking with herbs can add delicious flavour to meals when finely chopped, and they also make potent magical ingredients for spells, medicines and beauty products. Some ideal plants to begin your garden include: Ads by Google Vegetables Plants Easy to grow Vegetable plug plants Top Quality from Dobies of Devon www.Dobies.co.uk/Veg Control mares tail weeds Buy Kibosh to kill all weeds plus control horsetail, 0800 032 6262 www.progreen.co.uk * Thyme – calms coughs * Lavender – makes an excellent essential oil for burns and aiding sleep * Rosemary – beautiful fragrance and delicious on potatoes or bread * Parsley – freshens the breath * Nettles – use in a tea to boost circulation * Garlic – an all-round healer and immune system booster
Magical Flowers Grow flowers for their magical properties, but also for their beauty and fragrance, so as to create a sacred garden space. Plant native wildflowers to aid wildlife and attract the Fair Folk. Flowers can also be used in garden spells and recipes. If intending to consume flowers, always ensure that they are completely edible and that you have the correct variety. Do your research and exercise caution. Examples of edible flowers include: Read on * What is a Kitchen Witch? * Creating a Kitchen Witch Altar * The Roles of the Witch Hazel Plant * Angelica * Borage * Chrysanthemum * Evening Primrose * Jasmine * Rose Magical Trees Native trees are especially important for a magical garden. If you are lucky enough to have one or more established trees, you will be blessed by a protected garden rich in both wildlife and nature spirits. Magical trees include: * Oak – strength, healing * Ash – protection, especially potent in the magical triad of oak, ash and thorn * Hawthorn – protection, especially when grown around the boundaries of the home * Birch – purification, new beginnings * Willow – enchantment, wishing spells Magical Plants for the Home You can also grow plants indoors for magic and healing. Many houseplants, such as the peace lily, remove airborne toxins and keep the air fresh. Grow houseplants such as the wax plant (Hoya) for protection, weeping fig for prosperity, or African violets for a peaceful home. Read more at Suite101: A Kitchen Witch's Garden: Using Magical Herbs and Planting Magical Flowers for Garden Magic http://www.suite101.com/content/a-kitchen-witchs-garden-a71417#ixzz...
Magic Soup of blessings
Posted by Mabon Witch
When I found this, I thought it was most delightful. Although I have used spells like this before, this one seemed perfect for this group. This is a very basic but extraordinary magic endeavour and you don't have to be a kid, or have had any children at all in order to appreciate it. Make it for yourself, for you and your partner or hold a dinner party with friends and be amazed! The recipe can be adjusted to every nutritional requirement and not only do you get an amazing magic potion to make your dreams come true out of it, it is a truly extraordinary experience for everyone who partakes, from the creation to the eating. Very cool. A True Magic Potion For Kids The Magic Soup Of Blessings What's a soup? A soup is a hot magic potion - obviously. Chicken soup's good for the soul, we know that, don't we :-) So for this magic soup party, let's go back to the basics of soup making (you never know, even that might come in handy one day for the children to know about). Essentially, a soup is made of: a) water b) whatever else you can lay your hands on c) salt Now with the water, the salt and the fire we're cooking this on, we already have three of the five major food groups of magic established :-) so this looks to be shaping up to be a very nutritious recipe. So, to ... Step 1: Take a suitably large vessel. If you want to use a magic wand, now's a good time. Stand the cooking pot on the work surface, tap it three times with the wand (and failing that, with your outstretched finger tip) and say: As I tap you, one two three this here pot a cauldron be!
Step 2. Run tap water into a jug, or use bottled water. Hold the jug/water bottle close to your heart, close your eyes and say: Water of wisdom, water of might, water of life, water of light bring your blessings! Pour the water into the cauldron. Step 3. Light the fire on your cooker, or your metaphorical electrical fire. Stand before it, hold out your hands palms towards the fire so you can feel the heat radiating (but obviously not so close as to get burned!) and say: Fire warm, fire bright Fire glows in the night Fire shines like the sun The transformation has begun! Put the cauldron onto your hearth. Step 4. Now you can get creative. Each individual item you add to your magic soup will bring with it magic ingredients to serve a purpose by themselves, and a greater purpose overall. For expediency's sake, whatever you are going to add, chop it into small pieces so it cooks faster and also helps blend the tastes. I would suggest a minimum of one piece of meat, a stock cube or a vegetarian stock cube if you're that way inclined and three kinds of vegetables of three different colours, one red, one golden, and one green. Bring out each item at a time, very ceremoniously, even if it is only an old stock cube or a rubbery carrot or such. Get it ready (unwrap it, clean it, chop it) and then give it a magical purpose. For example: Bring your power bring your essence, make us proud and strong! [Throw it into the pot whilst saying:] So shall it be! If you really can't think of anything else, you can use the above four line spell for everything you add to the pot, but it is much more fun if you make up your own special magic dedications for each and every addition.
The green vegetable can be dedicated to prosperity, wealth and money for all who will eat of this soup; the yellow vegetable can be for joy, sunshine, happiness, the red vegetable for health and well being. You can add noodles and they can be dedicated to having a happy family, potatoes for luck and good fortune, different herbs and spices, each with its own magical component dedicated whatever you would like, just be free and CHILDLIKE in doing this, let it flow. When you've got everything in the cauldron and it's boiling nicely, we are ready for the final step which binds it all together - the addition of the salt. Step 5. Everyone who is involved in making this magic potion will now add their special and unique blessing and "seal the soup" with a pinch of salt. You'll have to ration out the salt according to how many people are taking part in this so it doesn't end up tasting too salty, obviously. Get everyone to line up close to the cauldron with their little pinch of salt and starting with the youngest, have them say: With all my love from (insert name) ... and throw the salt into the soup. (If there are very small children involved, lift them up and help them throw it sort of in the general direction of the pot, that will do just the same). Finally, the person in charge, you, I presume, has the last say and they say: May this magic soup bring us together, and bring us joy. So shall it be! Now you simply set a timer for a few minutes and you might now get the table ready, bowls, bread and butter if that's going to be happening as well. If you have chopped up the ingredients fairly small and you haven't added anything that takes ages and ages to cook, such as rice, your soup should be ready to eat within ten minutes. Step 6. Place a mat on the table, secure any small children and ceremoniously bring the cauldron to the table and place it in the center. Make sure you have a big ladle. Everybody should be quite excited by now; the person in charge (you) says: With help of the universe, we have made this meal together in love and in joy. We give thanks to creation. * Change this in accordance with your beliefs to sound just right to you and yours. Now ladle out the soup, starting with the youngest again, and naming them specifically as you fill each bowl, such as: Magic soup for Susie with all our love! No-one gets to start eating until all the bowls have been filled. Step 7 Enjoy your magic soup, talk about your wishes, your dreams and experiences - and be blessed in all ways! Starfields November 2006 http://magic-spells-and-potions.com
Dreams and Meditation
Posted by a-me-quo-hi sv-no-yi-e-hi-nv-do
Dreams are your greatest free tools for insight and self-understanding. Throughout mankind's history, dreams have been an important source of guidance, inspiration, prophecy, prediction and problem solving. In every culture, we find some version of "sleeping on a problem" before making a decision. What is this wonderful dimension that is so near and yet so far from our reach? First we need to realize that we are spending 10 days out of every month in the dream state. That's a third of your life that you're missing if you're not working with your dreams. We all leave the body every night of our life to go out and be taught and trained. We are given valuable lessons and insights into our daily life by our higher self and team of teachers, whose sole purpose is to help guide us in our self-growth here on the earth plane. Our dreams give us positive messages about our life direction and show us what needs to be changed in order to create rich and fulfilling lives. Besides receiving important information about our daily activities, dreams can also be a tremendous source of inspiration for art, music, writing and other creative endeavors. You can learn to program yourself to have a dream about a specific problem or project by sitting on the side of the bed before going to sleep and saying: 1) I will have a dream about (the problem) tonight. 2) I will remember the dream. 3) I will wake up and write the dream down. The mind is a very powerful tool like a computer. Whatever you program into it, is what you receive. Be sure and keep a pad of paper and a pen by your bedside. Write the dream down immediately after you have it or talk it into a tape recorder. If you wait until morning, you are more likely to forget the dream. Your best dreams (or what I call "teaching" dreams) occur between 3:00 and 5:00 am, or happen just before awakening. The dreams that occur when you first go to bed are usually Just clearing out the day's mental clutter and can be affected by what you ate, read or just watched on television.
Common Types of Dreams Nothing is off limits in the dream state. We are open to experiencing all levels of self: all fears, frustrations, suppressed images, visionary insights and unknown territory. We will become more comfortable with all dream images when we learn to welcome them (whatever they are) as symbolic messengers of self. Nightmares Often times you will be given a nightmare to call your attention to a problem. Where pleasant dreams may be forgotten easily, a nightmare can scare you into remembering the dream. Nightmares show us our fears that have been blown way out of proportion, or something that is affecting us negatively. Disaster Dreams Whether an earthquake, flood, fire or tidal wave, a disaster indicates a sudden change in some area of your life. A flood means an emotional upheaval and an earthquake means a big rearrangement in your affairs. Disaster dreams usually indicate turning points or opportunities to take advantage of a new direction. Sexual Dreams When making love in a dream, this represents a merger of your own masculine and feminine energies. We are all working to balance the male and female polarities within our being. The feminine energy is our sensitive, intuitive, creative side while the masculine is our strong, assertive side. Sex in a dream can also mean that you are integrating the qualities you associate with that person within your being. Flying Dreams Flying dreams are great fun and usually mean you are consciously out of the body. You are free to explore anywhere you like. If you are flying around and start to lose altitude, it simply suggests that you have a fear of exploring higher dimensions and breaking out of limits. Direction Dreams The direction in which you are traveling indicates whether you are on the right track in your life situation now. If you are going up in a dream (up a mountain, up a road, ladder, staircase, elevator, etc.) you are going in the right direction. If you are going up and down, such as on a roller-coaster, it means your energy is scattered and needs to get centered.
Dream Symbols Our dreams are all in symbols and once you understand the positive meaning behind the symbols, you will find that they are easy to work with and interpret. A good place to begin is to realize that everyone and everything in the dream represents a part of you. You are the producer, writer, actor and director of your life story. Male and female figures represent your own masculine and feminine energies. A child represents your child part; an aged person an old part of self (either one that is wise or a part that is dying because you have outgrown it). The colors, numbers, animals, scenery, clothes and letters are also significant. After a routine of regular practice interpreting the symbols, your new skill becomes a natural, flowing easy part of your life. I tested the symbols in The Dream Book: Symbols for Self-Understanding with audiences for 15 years, and they have been hitting right on with people throughout the world. Meditation and Self-Growth Meditation is the key tool I teach in helping people to center their energy and to get a recall on their dreams. Meditation helps us to develop a growing sense of serenity and self-awareness. By sitting in the silence for 20 minutes a day, you achieve a deep relaxation of body, mind and spirit. You begin to see how you set up your life experiences and the lessons of each situation. All forms of meditation are good, but in our high speed society, it's important to protect our energy by closing down at the end. I have given out this mediation technique throughout the world for the last 25 years. The easiest and most enjoyable way to meditate is to listen to your favorite songs and music for the full 20 minutes. While sitting with your spine erect, you’re aligning your energy to the God force. This 20 minute period, however, is not our only meditation practice. We endeavor to practice the meditation attitude in watching our thoughts and behavior throughout the day, and working with our dreams at night. You will begin to see how your thoughts, words and actions set up your reality and life experiences. You will also discover the many gifts, talents and abilities within you as you explore the inner self. You can learn to create a reality that works for you!
Reiki and his symbols
Posted by Chayenna
I started with Usui Reiki 15 years ago. But i was always missing the connection between Reiki and the other experience I had. Last year when I visit Findhorn in Schotland I find the book Reiki and Sjamanisme. That book let me understand that all the shapes of Reiki that we used are based on our own belief system. Somebody how practice Sjamanism, will used it in his Reiki, somebody how practice Zen will use the Zen symbols in his Reiki. For me Reiki is Universal Energy, or the life energy. It’s the energy that flows in all life shapes. On the internet you can find many information about Mikao Usui. It is also increasingly clear that the shape of Reiki in the West is very different from the way Usui relayed to his students. In so-called traditional courses is one of the legend that Usui received strenght after 21 days had fasted and meditated. In reality it's probably been quite different, there Usui was a practitioner of Buddhism. The name Reiki is much later development, and also worked Usui not with symbols or rituals. It appears that the Reiki legend in his current living students are not familiar. This method relies passed from custom or unproven details. Only in 1995, people came into contact with surviving students of Usui. Then more is known about the history of Reiki and spiritual background. Usui didn’t used the word Reiki, he called it his method. They started to used the word Reiki a few years after his dead within the association of Dr.. Hayaski. Usui taught his students adapted to their needs and ability Usui gives Individual instruction on which the matter was adjusted. The most important lesson was to become master of your own life. The healing of others was just incidental in it. Usui called his method also the method to reach Personal Perfection. Meditation was part of it. Reaching the highest level (the teacher level), according to his way not just to achieve. It takes years to work on your own spiritual growth. Usui originally used no symbols for the energy transfer. He brought the energy while meditating on just to his students Sat Same way as with a remote processing. Rituals and symbols are also only handles, which enables us to better focus. The intention and trust in a power transfer of any kind much more important than the symbols we use. The real Usui education was thus based on intuition, trust, and intention and the fact that spiritual development can be a lengthy process. In that sense you can not learn in one weekend a degree as it is given in the Western systems. By whom and when people really started to add the handles such as symbols and hand positions is unclear. Was it really Mikao she brought inside, or do they appear later on?
How more storys about Usui you read on the internet, how more confused you become. For me Usui used his methode intuitive without fixed rules. In that way it becomes a methode of spiritual awakening based on the transmission of energy through intention and trust. Since Reiki is a universal energy that flows through everything, it doesn’t matter the way we used it. There are no set rules on how the hand positions to be, or how we use a symbol there, or what symbols we use. The only important it is a real heart connection with all that is around us. Life itself gives us these lessons every day. The use of Reiki can be a springboard for anyone to gain more insight into themselves, to get familiar with his own intuition. It can help break old thought patterns. Universal energy is neutral, and only gets its effect and shape when we give it his value, meaning a state. The symbols used in Usui Reiki by Dr. Hayaski.
Cho-Ku-Rei (pronounced as sjo-koe-rei) The power symbol: This works especially on the physical body. It reinforces the weak spots in the body and removes blockages so that the flow of Ki (or Chi) better place. It works magnifying power.
Sei-He-Ki<( pronounced as sei-hee-kie) The mental symbol: This symbol works on blockages and strengthens us in our individual, unique. It provides protection, purification and helps us to release the negative energies and attachments that we all too often bear long with us.
Hon-Sha-Ze-Sho-Nen (pronounced as Hon-sja-zee-sjo-nen) The bridge: This symbol works spiritually. It makes a soul connection field. The strength of the bridge is that the light in yourself the light of another may be open to activate the healing energies through your mind wishes for or send. This is the symbol that Reiki through space and over time can send The symbols are all for self-treatment to use.
(MOKI-REIKI) teacher symbol With this initiation, you have been initiated as a Reiki teacher and you can devote to others the way you want. But do you get some information about how the initiations should be done in various degrees and you get the teacher symbol. Handpositions
Caramel Treats for Fall
Posted by Rev Carol Ingle
Certain flavors, scents and colors remind me of fall. Pumpkin, apples, and caramel are the taste of fall for me, and I'm sure for many of you. Today I have a few recipes to try now that we can heat up our ovens on cool, fall days. Caramel Crispy Bars Ingredients: 1 package (14 ounces)caramels 3 tablespoons water 5 cups crispy rice cereal 1 cup peanuts, chopped 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 cup butterscotch chips Melt the caramels with the water in double boiler over low heat, stirring until caramels are melted and smooth. You can also do this in a microwave, heating a minute at time, stirring in between until smooth. Place the cereal and peanuts in a large bowl. Pour over the caramel and toss until well coated. Using buttered fingers, press the mixture into greased 9x13 inch baking pan. Preheat oven to 200°F. Sprinkle the chocolate and butterscotch chips over the mixture, then bake 5 minutes, or until the chips are soft. Remove the pan from oven and spread the warm chips over the top of the bars with a wooden spoon or spatula. Cool, then cut into bars.
Apple Cake with Caramel Frosting Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil 2 cups granulated sugar 2 large eggs 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. baking soda 2 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. vanilla 2 1/2 cups flour 1 cups chopped pecans 3 cups cored, peeled and chopped apples Combine the oil, sugar and eggs in a large bowl. Beat until creamy with an electric mixer. Sift flour and measure into a bowl. Sift again and add the salt, baking soda and baking powder. Add the dry ingredients to the wet a little at a time, beating after addition. Fold in chopped pecans and apples. Spread evenly into a 9x13 baking pan that has been buttered or sprayed well. Bake in 350 degree oven for 55 or 60 minutes. Cool, then frost with the frosting below. Caramel Frosting Ingredients: 2 tbsp. butter 1/3 c. heavy cream or half and half 2/3 c. brown sugar, firmly packed 1/8 tsp. salt 3 c. confectioners' sugar 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract Mix the butter, cream, brown sugar and salt in medium pan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, add the vanilla, then gradually add the confectioners' sugar until it's the thickness desired.
Caramel Coffee Cake Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 cup butter, softened 2 eggs, beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 cup sour cream 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon 1/3 cup brown sugar, firmly packed 1 cup pecans, finely chopped Cream the butter and sugar in a large bowl. Add eggs and vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda, and baking powder in a separate bowl. Alternately add flour mixture and sour cream to butter mixture. Beat until light. Combine cinnamon, brown sugar, and pecans in small bowl. Grease and flour 9x13 baking pan. Pour half of batter into pan and spread evenly. Sprinkle half of filling over the batter. Pour and spread the remaining batter over this and sprinkle with the remaining filling. Bake for 35 minutes at 350º F. Remove from over and pour the caramel topping over the cake, spreading evenly. Place the cake under the oven broiler for about 3 minutes until the frosting begins to bubble. Cool. Caramel Topping Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter 6 tablespoons milk or cream 3/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed 1 cup pecan pieces, finely chopped Melt the butter in a pan over medium heat. Add the milk, brown sugar, and pecans to the melted butter, continue to heat, and stir for 3 more minutes.
Psychic Shielding Protection against Negative Energy Attacks
This is a topic that as a peace lover I hoped to avoid. I have always believed in the Law of Attraction. I put out Love and Light to the universe and hope to get that back. I have always avoided conflict and hate “Witch Wars”, but alas I have found myself in several. The most recent psychic battle is part of a TV project I am working in. So first how do you know you have been under attack or someone is working against you? Are you feeling unusually out of sorts? Are your dreams invaded by images that are disturbing and attacking you? Do tears come for no reason? Are you having strange pains and physical symptoms that don’t correlate to your current state of health? Have you lost your ability to see from your third eye? These are just a few ways that you could feel a negative energy attack. Aside from the obvious that you just know someone has sent an attack to you. I use crystals and stones in my practice for healing and protection. The attacks against me resulted in two of my magical rings cracking. I thought at first coincidence, but consulted another in the field and Psychic attack was the conclusion. The stone took the hit so I was not physically affected. I also was affected by a Black Magician sending out negative energy to blind my third eye to remove my ability to see beyond the veil. I have also felt the workings of a Psychic and witch that cast a spell that no one else could see clients in shop that was close to where she worked. When I had my first client there I felt like I had been set on fire. I felt Flames licking at my ankles working their way up my body. I ran out of the shop cleared my energy. When I regrouped I confronted the shop owner and she did tell me that a certain Witch had come to make a blessing on her store and was happy that others would read there. I told the shop owner she had been dooped and this was a spell and there would be worse to come. The shop has since been closed and the owner suffered much personal trauma and took a year off. Protection and shielding can be done in many ways. The simplest way to clear negative energy, smudging and candles. A large psychic attack or curse, spell other negative names for attack will require calling in of deities, angels and a ritual. My first line defense is my stones and crystals. I wear several pendants, talismans that are charged with protection. I use Black Onyx as a stone that helps protect me from negative energy that is randomly discharged by people around me. As an empath it’s very easy to pick up random negativity. (That’s another article) Smudging with white sage to your space and your person is the way to start. I call it a psychic shower. Get clean and then proceed. If you can find out who sent the attack that will help as you can use their name as you work to clear and this will send the energy back.
I use a blend of Dragons Blood Resin, Frankincense, White Sage and Rose Petals to clear a space that is permeated with negative energy. This will cross over spirits that are causing trouble too. A simple ritual to help protect you as rest and dream that can be carried into the day. Make a circle around your bed. White chalk or salt. As you cast this circle call in the angels of the four directions, if you don’t work with angels call in your Gods/Goddesses for the directions. I don’t specify because this technique will work in any Pantheon or Ascended realm. When you have called them in state that you have been under attack and wish for their protection as you sleep. Light a white candle and allow it to burn. For major problems use a 7 day candle and let it burn till it self- extinguishes. In the morning when you rise. Call in the energy of protection and tell your helpers that you carry that circle with you and the protection continues. You will find that the sleep disturbance will abate and the days will be improved. There are many other ways but I share this one as it help with the attacks from several powerful people that choose to work negative. Why do people do this; Jealousy, greed, control and all those negative emotions that really don’t need to be part of our life. My work with people is to help heal these broken parts in their life. Inner peace is the path to world peace. Cast out only positive energy. What you send out comes back to you at least 3 fold. As always Love and Light Christa Urban, RN, Shaman http://christaloreurban.webs.com
Animal Guides ~~ Animal Symbolism
Posted by AStarof PenDragon
When using animals in magick and spellcrafting, the actual animal, a picture, a statue, or something symbolic of the animal, ie cat hair...cat whisker, can be utilized. However, animals are also used as spirit guides quite often or as signs which must be payed attention to! They come to us in dreams or perhaps visions. One can be sent to us as a spiritual totem, or we may choose one to become our spiritual totem, taking on the attribute that it brings to us. Use the following list as a springboard to feed your mind and get your wheels turning. Please note that it is certainly not inclusive and will be updated from time to time with new animals. Their images can be incorporated into spells, charms, amulets and talismans. The support every attribute one can possibly imagine! Ant: Group minded, perseverance, self-discipline, group effort, teamwork, industriousness, orderliness, virtue. Strength, stamina, honor, building and storing energy for a later project. Alligator - Aggression, survival, adaptability. Cunning, deceptive. Antelope: Swiftness, gentleness, lunar animal, associated with the Mother. Grace, beauty. Ape/Monkey - Mischief, mimicry, cunning, benevolence. Humanity, nurture. Baboon - Hailer of the dawn. Badger - Supernatural power, mischief, playful. Can teach you to fight for your rights and spiritual ideas. Revenge, wisdom, cunning, perseverance. When faced with a crisis, don't panic but act, even get angry, in a creative, productive way. Earth magick and wisdom. Other world, wisdom, caring.
Bat - Guardian of the night, cleaner, obscurity, messenger, double nature, happiness, good luck, longevity, peace; also - hypocrisy, melancholy, revenge, wisdom.The knowledge to avoid obstacles, barriers, and troublesome people. Releasing habit and personality patterns that keep you from progressing. Helpful when facing the death of a loved one. Understanding the life and death cycle. Bear: Strength and stamina; can help you find balance and harmony in your life. Patience, defense, revenge, wisdom, dreams, intuition, listening, introspection, death and rebirth, transformation. A creature of dreams, astral travel, visionaries, mystics, and shamans. Beaver: Concentrating your energies into a job that needs doing. Being persistent. Using available resources to make your life more pleasant. Team work, sense of achievement. For harmony in a group. To get a job. Bee - Immortality, rebirth, industry, order, purity, soul, chastity, messengers between worlds, secret wisdom, Mother and priestesses. Community. Birds - Birds are usually used to represent prophetic knowledge, bloodshed, and skill. used to represent prophetic knowledge and for warriors they represents prowess Bison: Social life, fertility, courage, abundance, prosperity, knowledge, sharing, work, challenge, survival. Blackbird - Enchantment, the Gateway, the inner call. Guide, illumination Boars - In addition to representing fertility and wealth, boars symbolize courage and strong warriors. Great importance is attached to the bristles of the boar. Buffalo - Sacredness, life builder. The buffalo provides all good things for living, and bestows great curing powers. Bull - Wealth, potency, beneficence, generative force, male procreative strength, kingship, taming of the masculine and animal nature. Destructive force.
Butterfly - Metamorphosis, carefree, transformer, immortality, rebirth, resurrection. Grace, light, soul. Cat - Guardianship, detachment, sensuality, stealth, desire, liberty, pleasure, magic, lust, pride, vanity Centaur: Healing, shape-shifting, music, the arts, divination, inspiration (for artistic talent). Cheetah: Swiftness, speed, self-esteem, making events occur more quickly. ***** - Solar, courage, vigilance, supremacy, passion, pride, the underworld. Cougar - Leadership, courage, power, swiftness and balance. Cow - Nourishment, motherhood, power of Earth, plenty, procreation, gentleness, nurturing. Coyote - Prankster, insight, playful. The coyote symbolizes duality and the ability to present both sides of an issue. Clowning and humor, perhaps sarcastic. Crane: Intelligence, discipline, vigilance, magick, astral travel. Reaching deeper mysteries and truths. Learning new types of magick. Crocodile: Deceit, treachery. Lying in wait to get revenge. Patiently waiting for truths. Protection from deceitful/manipulating people. Deer: Keen sense of smell, swiftness, gentleness, using other methods to achieve goals, alertness, hunting, seeking, abundance, dreams, intuition, introspection, listening, death and rebirth, transformation. Accepting people for who they are. Dog: Tracking skills; the ability to scent a "trail" through conflicting or confusing situations. Companionship, keen hearing, loyalty, willingness to follow through. Using intuition to find new ideas and solutions. Dolphin: The sea, wisdom, eloquence, freedom, magick, change, discovery, truth, communication, trust, balance, harmony. Create a rhythm in your life. Learn to release intense emotions through breathing.
Dove: Communicating with friends or loved ones who are in spirit. Spiritual messenger between worlds. Peace, gentleness, love. Donkey - Humility, patience, peace, stupidity, stubbornness, lewdness. Dragon: Protection, instruction in the spiritual, element magick. Using the spiritual to transform life. Adding extra power to magick. Dragonfly - Flighty, carefree, swift, activity, shamanistic, supernatural powers Eagle: Swiftness, strength, courage, wisdom, keen sight; knowledge of magick. The ability to see hidden spiritual truths. Seeing the overall pattern of life. Eel: Be electrifying; being able to slip out of a bad situation. When needing to get out of a sticky situation that could cause anger or upset. Elephant - Strength, fidelity, memory, patience, wisdom, intelligence, power. Elk - Strength, agility, freedom, power, nobility. Falcon: Magick, astral travel, healing, releasing the soul of a dying person. Sending energy and soul-healing to a dying person for an easy transition. Fish: Abundance, prosperity, children. Harmony in your life, salmon in particular, are associated with knowledge. Fox - Cunning, provider, intelligence, feminine magic, diplomacy, wildness. Frog - Power of water, sensitivity, medicine, hidden beauty, power Goat - Vitality, fertility, creativity, virility, abundance, lust. Goose - Guardian, watchful, wind, the sun, war, inspiration, swift, happiness, providence. Griffin: Understanding the relationship between psychic energy and cosmic force. Spiritual enlightenment.
Grizzly Bear - Mother, nature's pharmacist Hare - rebirth, rejuvenation, resurrection, intuition, balance, fertility, fire, madness, transformation. Hawk: Clear sightedness, being observant. Far memory, or recalling pat lives. A message from spirit; omens and dreams. Overcoming problems. Taking advantage of an opportunity. Courage, defense, wisdom, illumination, new life, creativity, truth, experience. Hedgehog: Less defensiveness and seriousness in life. Appreciate life more. Building defenses and protective barriers that discourage negative people. Reconnecting yourself with the Crone aspect of the Goddess. Heron - Vigilance, quiet, power of water, the underworld, tact, delicacy, renewal, life, transformation. Horse: Stamina, endurance, faithfulness. It symbolizes freedom when it runs free; when it works with humans, it represents friendship and cooperation. Travel, journey, swiftness, friends, loyalty. Astral travel. Hummingbird: Happiness, love, relaxation. Don't be so judgmental. Happiness and love in your life. Jackal - Guide of souls, associated with cemeteries. Jaguar - Messenger, forest spirits, power. Kingfisher - Beauty, dignity, speed, calmness, serenity. Leopard: Swiftness, cunning, strength, perseverance, boldness, beauty. Gaining confidence for astral travel and Otherworld journeys. Lion: Learn to relax; don't carry the stress of one situation to another. Strengthen family ties. Strength, courage, energy. Releasing stress and tension. Lion - Solar, splendor, power, majesty, strength, courage, nobility.
Lizard: Dreams, mental creations. Stop running from your fears and face them. Asking for guidance in facing difficult situations that make you afraid. Understanding dreams. Monkey: Ingenuity when dealing with problems. Care and protection of family. Don't "monkey" around, but get on with what you have to do. Moose - Headstrong, unstoppable, longevity, value, integrity Mouse: Secrets, cunning, slyness; ability to remain inconspicuous; invisibility. Often, its appearance signals the need to watch small details, the fine print, or the double meaning in words. Watching for deception. Stealth, initiative, trust, innocence, change, discovery, balance, harmony. Nightingale: Inspiration, using your talents with joy. Moon magick. Octopus - The spiral, water, unconscious. Otter - Laughter, curiosity, mischievous, feminine power, grace, empathy, joy, play, helpfulness. Owl - Wisdom, truth, patience, darkness, a death messenger, divination, solitude, detachment, wisdom, change, totem of clairvoyants and mystics. Pea*****: Dignity, warning, self-confidence. Use the symbol of the pea***** "eye" to see the past, present, and future. Pegasus: Poetic inspiration; learning astral travel. Changing evil into good. Fame, eloquence. Python - Darkness, feminine, power of Earth, wisdom. Rabbit: Transformation, receiving hidden teachings and intuitive messages. Quick thinking when necessary, don't push yourself on others. A fear of disaster or illness. Strengthening intuition. Raccoon: Creativeness when faced with new problems. Be curious about the world around you. Seeking guidance and confidence for a new job or schooling. To be presented with new ideas.
Ram - Sacrifice, breakthrough, achievement, virility, creativity, the Sun, solar power. Raven - Trickster, teacher, hoarder, healing, initiation, protection, shaman's power, transformation, change in consciousness, mark of a shape shifter. Seahorse - Confidence, grace. Seal: Protection. When faced with changing the life completely. When facing a separation or divorce. Protection from malicious gossip or physical danger. Serpent - Life, rebirth, resurrection, wisdom, passion, healing, poison, preserver, destroyer, malice, fertility. Shark - Hunter, survival, adaptability. Skunk: For courage and will-power to raise a "stink" if you are being harassed or threatened. Radiating self-respect and self-confidence. Become aware of the type of people attracted to you and repel the undesirable. Sifting out and getting rid of "friends" who do not want you to succeed. Snake: Psychic energy, creative power, immortality. Transmute you life into higher levels. Wisdom, understanding, connection with spirit. Facing you fears of spiritual initiations and life problems, moving on to higher goals. Spider: Wisdom, creativity, new life. Being industrious. Be cautious: you are involved in a tempting but entangling situation. Bringing in divine inspiration and creativity. Beginning a new project or becoming pregnant. Squirrel: Preparing for the future by storing up time, resources, and energy. Resting during unproductive times. Moving to a higher level of consciousness to avoid harassment. Warning, wisdom, change, trust, discovery, truth, balance, harmony. Stag - Pride, independence, purification. Swan: Aid with interpretation of dream symbols, transitions, spiritual evolution. Developing intuitive abilities, seeing into the future. Divination on a spiritual level.
Tiger: Power, energy. If action is called for, don't analyze it to death... just do it! Unpleasant but necessary action only gets worse if you procrastinate. Finding strength and will-power to tackle an unpleasant situation. Turtle: Patience, long life, perseverance. Slow down, enjoy life more, allow you ideas time to develop properly. Learning to relax and enjoy life. Unicorn: Good will, fame, prosperity, gentleness, purity, strength of mind. Individual power that is unlimited. For wisdom with success. Developing personal power. Weasel: Revenge, dark magick, cunning, stealth, ingenuity, suspicion. Revenge against evil. Whale: Power of Water, regeneration, death, rebirth. Wolf: Cunning, escape, ability to pass dangers, outwitting. Leader to a spiritual teacher. Wisdom, hunting and seeking, magick, dreams, introspection, intuition, listening, death and rebirth, transformation. Woodpecker - Prophecy, magic, power, guardian of trees, Heralds rain and storms. Wren - Spirit, witchcraft, the Oak King. Wyvern: Revenge, retribution, creating protection barriers of fear as a defense.
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Use keywords for what you seek..I will say tho if you use hawk or feather or raven ..it will pull up members first with that name..you have to scroll down skip few pages to get to discussion..this is why i did a discussion in ning on..altho i got featured there for it..i not heard anything back yet on this..
good time to make a scrying bowl or mirror
posted by Kelly
I like to make a scrying bowl or mirror, scrying mirror: i like to find an ols bow faced clockyou can take the clock apart and paint the inside of bowed glass blackif you want the bowed part up and out and if you want glass to set inside paint the outside of bowed glass i set mine inside personaly but i had a friend do it bowed out and she liked it so either way is good,now i take the base of the clock that i set glass back in and paint symbols to my likeing on it and clean glass with marigold tea or mugwort tea i have used lavender oil in a bit of water or lav tea as well, consecrate on full moon and use white candles you have a scrying mirror
Scrying bowl you will need water or a divinig liquid votive candle put scrying bowl on a firm surface fill bowl with divining liquid or water about one inch from the top place a lit candle so you can see into bowl you should eperiment with the best position for you, divining liquid dried herbs,rosehip,jasmine,hyssop or mugwort marigold,lavender in a small bowl mix herbs together add one part herb mixture to four parts water stir in 3 teaspoons of salt pour mixture in a jar and place in a sunny window keep an eye on distillation process you can add enough water to sustain the original level leav it as undisturbed as possible so both moon and sun energy will blend with the herbs as needed during the time of the forth quarter strain the herbs and store liquide wich will look like tea in a lidded container until you need to use it and you can add a splash of alchohol to keep it from going sour if you wish
Which or what are Inner children?
Posted by Chayenna
It are the inner voices which justify the feelings which you as a child could not express, they formulate your fears, grieves, your anger, your decency and despair, but also your, joy, excitement, luck and love. But a lot of us must deny these feelings. When you were sexually abused, ignored, belittled, or maltreated. You learned already that feeling meant that you were vulnerable, and vulnerable meant perhaps that you would not survive. Because you want survive, you learn not to feel. A lot of us didn’t learn as child to appoint and processing these feelings so they can come up in each situation, and frequently then not even know we where that pain, or fears come from what affect in a depression, because we also got rid the contact with our own inner self To work on several manners with your inner self, you can come in contact with these feelings (children), and heal your selves. I started to work with my inner children, since I got the diagnosis MPD 16 years ago. Take care that you have enough support around you when painfully matters came up, don’t stay in it alone. There will be also memories who when you look as adult to it, you think, that’s not important, but don’t forget that your way of thinking NOW, is different than when you was an child, what makes that you again deny the experience and the feelings of your Inner Child When you started to work with your Inner Childs, it’s necessary that you as adult take the responsibility. You go lead your own healing process. When there are moments that you’re Inner adult can’t handle the situation, select an adult from your surroundings, who you respect and trust and where you have the feelings of that he/she can discharge the situation. Sometimes the pain that the inner child bear can make that you also as adult can’t handle it. And that you reacted from that pain to the people around you in the NOW. Especially when the pain as child was very deep and takes an long time, and there was nobody for you to talk with, who protected you. When it is still difficult to talk with others about it, then you can try to trust on your Higher Self, That can be in the shape of Angels or an Inner guide, for somebody else can it be an sphere of light or just some pets. You will feel it most at the time as something – somebody outside yourself copyright @ www.stemmenhoren.com, Chayenna
What would you do to change how things are now..for all of Earth and its inhabitants..set aside race and religion.Look at the Earth as a whole and ask your self what you would like to see and that would help all in progression for generations to come. with me I would say teaching and giving those being taught to study multiple subjects being medical,science, ecology, geology with no limitations. to let them study it as long as their interest hold then if wish to move on to another field do so then..think if more were givin a chance without limitation could learn so much more and what they learn can be taught to others.This is about us mapping our future how we see it should be and how it can be done or utilized. with all we have and know now.. forget what we know about government ran projects or any government limitations ..we have to think out of the box..we have been so conditioned to think in the box..we have to break from that.. a map written by me and to be manipulated by others to improve the idea inspired by Alex collier and the Andromedans
5 Must-Have Ingredients for the Organic Gardener's Toolkit
Posted by Soaring Eaglespirit
For any gardener who still hasn't been convinced about the need to garden organically, here are some statistics that may help change your mind. In March of 2001, the American Cancer Society published a report linking the use of the herbicide glyphosate (commonly sold as Round-up) with a 27% increased likelihood of contracting Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. John Hopkins University also revealed that home gardeners use almost 10 times more pesticide per acre than the average farmer and that diseases caused by environmental illness, exposure to chemicals etc., is now the number one cause of death in the U.S. With the EPA's recent phasing out of common pesticides such as Dursban and Diazinon, we are now realizing that many of the chemicals that we thought were "safe" were never actually tested to see what their affect on children, women, and the elderly could be. The time has come to reassess our dependence on pesticides. For anyone contemplating the switch to organic gardening, here are a few ingredients that should be in every gardener's toolkit: Garlic Many cultures around the world have used garlic as a natural antibiotic and antifungal remedy. When garlic is combined with mineral oil and soap, it becomes a very effective pest control product. However, when it is sprayed, it is not a selective insecticide. It can be used to control cabbageworm, leafhoppers, squash bugs, whitefly, but will also affect beneficial insects so be careful where and when you apply this product. Recipe: Allow 3 ounces of finely chopped garlic to soak in 2 teaspoons of mineral oil for 24 hours. Add 1 pint of water and Â¼ ounce of liquid dish soap. Stir well and strain into a glass jar for storage. This is your concentrate. To use: Combine 1-2 tablespoons of concentrate in 1 pint of water to make the spray. Do be careful not to make the solution too strong. While garlic is safe for humans, when combined with oil & soap, the mixture can cause leaf injury on sensitive plants. Always test the lower leaves of plants first to make sure they aren't affected. Milk Fungal diseases can be a serious problem for gardeners, especially in the heat of the summer. Powdery mildew and black spot seem to be the most common diseases that cause gardeners to reach for the spray bottle. Now, instead of reaching for a chemical fungicide, gardeners can open the fridge for an excellent fungal control - milk! In 1999, a Brazilian scientist found that milk helped control powdery mildew on cucumbers just as effectively as a synthetic fungicide. Since the study was published, the news has traveled around the world and encouraged gardeners and farmers alike to try milk as a fungal control for a variety of diseases. So far, there has been success reported on the use of milk to control powdery mildew on a variety of different plants. In addition, it has also been found to be an affective control of black spot on roses. Any type of milk can be used from full milk to skim to powder. However, the low fat milks have less of a chance of giving off any odour. The recipe calls for milk to be mixed with water at a ratio of 1 part milk to 9 parts water and applied every 5-7 days for 3 applications.
Beer Slugs are attracted to chemicals given off by the fermentation process. The most popular bait has been beer. However, not all beers are created equal. In 1987, a study at Colorado State University Entomology Professor Whitney found that Kingsbury Malt Beverage, Michelob, and Budweiser attracted slugs far better than other brands. Whatever the type of beer you use, you can create your own slug trap. Use cottage cheese, margarine, or similar size plastic containers. Put between 1/2 and 2 inches of beer in each container and place the containers around your garden, especially around plants prone to slug damage. Never, sink the containers with their rims flush with the soil level or you run the risk of drowning ground beetles, important slug controllers. The rims should be 1" above the soil's surface. You will probably need to empty the container of drowned slugs every other night. The range of slug traps is only a few feet so you need to supply a few traps throughout your garden. Floating row cover The easiest method of pest control is to prevent damage in the first place. Using a physical barrier like a floating row cover will prevent insect pests from reaching your plants and chewing them or laying their eggs on them. I find floating row covers a must when growing carrots to prevent carrot rust fly damage and when draped over my broccoli, I prevent imported cabbageworm from defoliating my plants. Floating row cover is a fabric made of spun polypropelene fibres. The fabric itself is very lightweight and will sit on top of your plants without causing any damage. The fabric allows both light and water to penetrate it but prevents even the smallest insects like flea beetles from getting to your plants. The fabric is sold at most garden centers under many names like Reemay, Agrofabric and Agribon and comes in a variety of different weights. The lighter weight fabrics are best for use during the summer. The heavier fabrics do hold in some heat and are best used in the early spring or late fall. The added bonus is that they can also help extend the gardening season by a few weeks! Newspaper/Cardboard Weeds are some of the hardest pests to control organically without resorting to physically pulling each one out. If your weeds are coming up in small clusters, it is easy to deal with them by pouring boiling water over them. However, if you've got a large area, the best way to control them is to smother them, also known as sheet mulching. I prefer to use either newspaper or cardboard to smother my weeds instead of plastic. Both newspaper and cardboard degrade naturally and will, over time, add carbon into my soil, helping provide organic material. In addition, most newspapers are now printed with soy-based inks, which will also degrade in the garden. If you decide to use newspaper, make sure you place it at least 4-6 sheets thick over your weeds. One layer of cardboard is usually sufficient to get the same effect. It takes at least a month to kill most weeds so I find the best way to use this method is to place the newspaper or cardboard over the weeds in the fall. Come springtime, the weeds are dead, the mulch has degraded, and I've got wonderful soil to work with. For anyone who is concerned about the aesthetics of newspaper or cardboard, you can also cover the mulch with grass clippings, compost or bark mulch for a nicer look. Make sure whatever you use is free of weed seeds.
posted by Amethystraven-moon Greetings~ I used to collect different kinds of leaves, flowers, grass, weeds, and other natural items, then have the kids bring a white t-shirt. We would lay them out flat on a table and I would use fabric paint and paint the above items then they would press them on their shirts all over until they were happy with the outcome. I would then write their names with rubber stamps on them somewhere so we know who's were who's and let them dry. (I sometimes used paw print rubber stamps to add on them) Once the shirts are dry you turn them inside out putting newspaper in between and heat set the paint with an iron. They last as long as the shirt fits them and, from my experience, they wear them to rags before they will part with them!!!LOL This is a very messy project so make sure they are wearing old clothing or aprons over their clothes. If it isn't too hot out you can cut a hole in the bottom, and sides of a plastic trash bag to protect their clothing. Hope you enjoy the activity.
pine cone bird feeders
posted by Amethystraven-Moon
Greetings~ Before my grandson passed away we would make pine cone bird feeders for the trees in the yard, he loved doing it. We would get peanut butter and smear it all over the pine cone, then I would put bird seed in a small cat litter box and he would roll the pine cone all through the birdseed. I would then attach a string for hanging and he would tie them to different branches around the yard. He loved this activity and had a special place in his heart for all birds. This is an old craft but one that should not be forgotten!! Blessings everyone
Wake Up your dreams
Posted by Chayenna
We all dream, but we can not remember our dreams often. That may be because most of us grew up with the idea that dreams are important, only a collection of waste without meaning, or remaining fragments of the events of the day, with no interest for our waking lives. We must first learn to appreciate our dreams before we can use them to our lives easier and more to do. Across our subconscious stress that we are really serious about dreams, and that the information they contain will respect and respect is enough to improve the quality of our dreams automatically improve. If you have never previously have given attention to your dreams may take a week or two before you see results of your exercises, but if you have a few of these suggestions you will use conscious dreaming, and even remember your dreams. Many people have the ability to remember their dreams immediately after a dream or 2 books read. Dream Book Read is an excellent way for the cooperation of your dream spirit in motion. Preparations for vivid and memorable dreams Most consider throwing in bed when tired, or they are healthy or not, without realizing that sleep not only prepare a good night's rest would entail, but also better dreams. The following suggestions are all very useful, if you have one or two of application, or all. - Do not eat too heavy, and slightly earlier in the evening than usual - Create a peaceful atmosphere in your bedroom with bright or soothing colors, flowers, candles, music, incense and other things that make you feel relaxed and happy - Meditation, mantras, prayer and music to promote sleep and dreams - Place the head of your bed towards the north, south, east and west, and see in which direction you have the best dreams. It is said that the North the best results, but the important thing is that you discover for yourself which way is best.
- Pads filled with herbs can both promote sleep as dreams. A dream of kissing, you can create cotton or silk, it should be reasonably flat and no larger than 38 cm by 31 cm. There are many recipes, but a very effective is a mixture of one part rosemary, lavender and marjoram, thyme and half part and mint. Add to it a tablespoon violin root extract, a tablespoon of orange peel, cinnamon and a teaspoon again. Mix all well together in the bag under your pillow should be placed slightly to the side so that the warmth of your sleeping head the smell of spices is released, and a healthy, natural sleep with inspired dreams with them will bring - A recipe for an herbal tea that promotes dreams, half a tablespoon of fresh or dried rosemary to the boil with 250 ml cold water and sweetened with honey. Other useful and powerful sleep herbs chamomile, golden poppy, lime, and red clover. Tea of some valerian and part passion flower just before sleep relaxes and drowsy - Include your day. Summarize the day together and write it. This will also help you interpret. If you have an aversion to writing, you can day in your head way to summarize and float in a bath or shower, or taking a hot footbath. Take slow and deep breaths while you do that. Imagine if you take a shower you in the rain or under a waterfall - if you really can do is still better. If you have something regret what happened that day, forgive yourself (or another) for what it was. Relaxation is a key element in preparing for sleep and dreams, and one of the most important methods is to control your breathing. The next technique that both dreams and encourages relaxation is probably the most powerful method - Go on your knees with both hands relaxed, the palms upwards - Close your eyes and breathe for 6 seconds in, hold 6 counts and 6 counted long breath. Do these at least 6 times in a row for the best result, but you can do it how much as you want. - Place each hand, with closed eyes, the tip of your little finger against the tip of your thumb, stay in the same breathing rhythm - Stretch your thumb and your pinky and fold the 3 middle fingers of each hand in your palm. Stay Breathing of the 6 sec pattern - Connect all your fingers on the thumb of each hand and make a fist. Keep breathing persist.
- Go back to Step 1 and open your hands with palms up, while you continue in, down and exhale on six counts. Go to your normal quiet breathing. This exercise not only stimulates your dreams but can also be used by people who are sleepless or much pain. To kneel in uncomfortable, you can also sit in a chair. In bed you can lie on your back with your arms stretched along relax your body and open your hands with your palms facing up. In practice you will notice that the movements of your fingers when changing the air in the lungs . Even people who swear that they are dreams never could remember that after this exercise almost immediately. Crystals are excellent catalysts for dreams, and to refrain from dreaming. Put them under your pillow, on your nightstand, on the floor, in bed or around it. If you decide to use crystals to encourage your dreams you should not forget that clear crystals as they are brighter and shinning are, the less transparent crystal or other precious stones is, the more peace and calm that offers. Amethyst, and Rose quartz are good "sleeping stones" Get everything you need to record your dreams at hand - put pen, pencil, diary or tape recorder and put a lamp next to your bed before you go to sleep. If you wake up with a dream in your head, you have the same record. The dream will probably disappear if you have to go searching for pen and paper. Remember before you closed the light to write "I will dream my dreams and I want to remember" a dream of help, healing or understanding questions is a way for dreams to wake and it will work better if you should concentrate on you go to sleep. Another tool you wake up every half hour to go, and immediately every dream that you remember to write it. If you do not remember, you write the first thought that in your mind. This method is quite dramatic, but usually it works within two or three days, and usually do it once. Vitamin B6 and niacin can work on dreams and to remember dreams, a shortage of vitamin B6 - vitamin for brains - makes it difficult to remember dreams, and all B vitamins combat stress and emotional imbalance. These are all simple and effective methods, and they cost not much time. Choose the ideas that appeal to you and apply them to, or expand them, you'll probably find that some are better for you than others. Do not forget that most of us less dreams - or less likely to remember our dreams when we tired, overworked or emotionally tense are. Sleeping pills, drugs and alcohol to our ability to dream upset. Copyright @2005 www.stemmenhoren.com , Chayenna
Transmuting Energy and Practical Emotional Healing
Posted by David
What is the "soul"? The stimulus response model by Wilhelm Wundt (1832 - 1920) as the basis of modern psychology basically states that because a researcher can hook a patient up to electrodes and inject them with chemicals and elicit identical responses, the soul does not exist. So what powers the body when the electrodes and chemicals are not used? Our very consciousness is energy, it is our "soul" that powers our body. Lets us take a moment to understand this energy better. Trying to tiptoe around individual personal beliefs we will just say that an energy circuit must have a source. This source powers our consciousness and like an electrical circuit this energy returns to the source, a never ending cycle that occurs instantaneously. You are never disconnected from the source, or what ever name you wish to put to it. To help with a visual look at light from the sun, it is here on Earth bringing energy and information, for without light we would not differentiate between objects around us with sight.the light is also still connected to the sun.
To better understand the dynamics of the polarities of this energy we just have to observe the water cycle. When heat/cold is applied to water molecules, the molecules speed up or slow down ( they change frequency) to the point where the very physical structure that we can observe changes shape, moving between liquid, solid, and gas. They may be in different forms but they are connected in the cycle and are composed of identical molecules, only difference is the amount of energy (in the form of heat) moving in and between the molecules. Our bodies are like two way radios, energy (in the form of thoughts, emotions, desires, and intentions) is constantly moving into and sent out from us. What we perceive as love and fear are two faces of the same energy. It is impossible to love someone without the capacity to hate them just as powerful. The only difference between these completely different experiences is the frequency. How do we control which frequency to practice? Perception.
Perception creates reality For Example: Husband Joe and Wife Sue love each other and share a "trust" that they both have the same perception of the relationship, allowing them the freedom to truly energize their bond. Lets us now introduce new information and Sue believes that Joe has been unfaithful, true or not does not matter at this point, as the perception of the trust and security of the bond has changed. Fear and Pain are very persuasive realities. The more they love each other the more they will hate each other, the pain and betrayal will be proportionate to the amount of energy moving between them via their relationship "circuit".
Now Sue is presented with new information and chooses to believe Joe has not been unfaithful. She has chosen to change her perception. Now the "Love Goggles" are back on and they resume to increase the frequency of the energy until the trust is restored and they both can share a perception of Love. Phew. Now what would be the purpose of such drastically different experiences? Let us observe the human muscle tissue, which ironically is the source of strength and movement for our bodies. The muscle will not grow unless there is opposing force (<--- in the form of traction and counter-traction ---> ) this act of violence tears the muscle, and it grows back bigger and stronger.
What is the purpose of negativity? We would not grow if we did not experience negativity or adversity. This is why our families sometime makes us crazy It takes fear to find courage, loneliness to appreciate others, anger to teach you patience, and hardships to make you strong. What is the past except how we view it, in relation to how one views the world in the present? For example, a person who has been the focus of hardships all their life, could view the past as a terrible experience. In this way the negative frequencies attached to past memories affect your decision making in the present, by resonating with a negative outlook of life.
So the guy who sees the past as terrible, is really living in fear of past experiences, whether they realize it or not. This low frequency overshadows every encounter that person has in the present. Free will is a beautiful thing. We have the ability to change our frequency, we just have to make the decision to think positive. It takes a while of practice but you will start to see things differently, brighter. Once we make the free will decision to raise our thought patterns we can then turn to our past with new eyes. We can then discern the truth that everything that has come against you has made you strong. In this way our loss becomes victory and the past then affects us differently in the present. We know how strong we are and we are better prepared for the drama that will come in the future. This is the key to using your higher consciousness/awareness to transmute low frequency energy (in the form of pain and fear based emotions) in yourself. By discerning the lesson and changing a perception in yourself. How do I know where to find the areas of myself that require healing? Conscious Observation of your INTERNAL reactions. If something external (outside of yourself) brings up an internal reaction you have to become "aware" of it and observe it with your "higher eyes" to identify the truth of why and for what purpose you experienced this reaction.
Internal Transmuting and Healing For Example: Back to Joe and Sue. Sue is angry and throws this negative energy to Joe (in the form of a very nasty remark) If he initially hurt by the comment he must delve into the pain to find its source. Experiences are linked together like chains, sometimes you have to go from link to link in order to find the original "source" of this internal energy circuit. Once identified he can decide that it really does not matter if he is flawed, the flaw is possibly there for that very lesson. He would never see this perception if he was not using conscious observation through higher awareness.
He would continue the energy circuit by returning the very same frequency that was thrown to him, negative. Both would probably take it personal and the original anger is now something more, being fueled by both of them in a continuous loop (argument/fight). If Joe had no initial internal reaction, he will not have the same EXTERNAL reaction to his wife's words. His love perception would not be interrupted by a different internal frequency (which is all confusion is, "mixed signals"). Internal reaction checked the husband can act externally through his love perception by being playful, comforting, or laughing with her.
External Transmuting and Healing By his new actions what Joe has just done is transmute Sue's low frequency into a high frequency and returned it to her, changed. She will more than likely laugh and feel better. He can then apply his higher awareness to assisting his wife to transmute her own inner reactions, by talking/listening, helping her to identify the source of the agitation and offer new perceptions that would transmute and heal. She might not want to go through the pain and instead lash out or bury it. This is her choice. You cannot help heal someone who does not want to be healed, or believe. What is belief but perception? Many people can reach a high frequency or loving energy, but find that these inner reactions interrupt that beautiful mind state. They turn from the external sources and try to live in a "controlled" environment where they can feel the strongest. Only flaw is growth will be seriously restricted or stop altogether. You will top out until the weak bricks are replaced, your building will go no higher. What if?Imagine if we all transmuted energy for the people we came in contact with? By simply keeping your "higher eyes" on, grounding our thoughts, and employing conscious observation over all experiences, internal and external. In other words, heal yourself by facing your pain, and spread love, patience, and compassion everywhere you go. How many lives would be brightened? How fast would the collective change then?
USA: Support Enforcement of 2008 Puppy Import Ban!
Posted by Sunkat Proposed Regulations to Implement AWA Amendment Banning Puppy Imports Sponsor: USDA/APHIS ASPCA Position: Support Action Needed: Please use the form below to submit your comment to the USDA. Tell the agency that you support the proposed regulations to stop the cruel import of puppies from foreign puppy mills. In 2008, Congress amended the federal Animal Welfare Act (the law that regulates dog breeders in the U.S.) to ban the importation of puppies under the age of six months for the purpose of resale. This amendment came in response to growing concern about the number of extremely young and unhealthy puppies entering the U.S. via airplane cargo holds, where conditions are quite dangerous for these tiny passengers.
Three years on, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) still hasn’t instituted regulations that would enable it to effectively enforce the puppy import ban. But in early September, the USDA acted—it proposed detailed enforcement regulations and guidelines to ensure the law has teeth. The ASPCA supports these proposed guidelines and asks that you please help us make sure they are implemented.
Imported dogs often arrive in very poor health. The ASPCA also believes that the conditions under which many of these dogs are bred and raised are grossly substandard. We all know that puppy mills are inhumane—now imagine what they’re like in China and Eastern Europe!
Encouraging puppy mills in other countries to view the U.S. as a ripe market for their questionable “product” is a recipe for disaster. It is our hope that once this ban is enforced, fewer dogs and American families will suffer the heartbreak that often results from unregulated and inhumane overseas breeding. What You Can Do --http://www.aspca.org/USDA
Spell to protect your book of shadows
Posted by Crimsonregret
I found this on the internet and thought I would share! I think that if you are using a virtual one just open the folder that contains it and place your hand on the screen as you look at everything in it, and do the spell in the same way just treat the PC/Laptop the same as if it were a book (my opinion)
=> Spiritual Spells => Protection Spells => BOS Protection Spell Protect your Book of Shadows from snooping eyes, and unwanted people.
Items you will need
Your BOS (Book Of Shadows) Right Hand A hiding place for your book. (optional) 4 white candles (optional)
Casting Instructions for ' BOS Protection Spell'
Place your BOS on the floor, table, etc.. (optional part. place the 4 white candles at the four corners of the book and light them). Hold you Right hand over the book and say ''Whom-so-ever views this tome, Power's ebb and flow be known. Bespeak to none the scribed marks here, or know the meaning true of fear''. After you say that trace with youe index finger the Rune Thorh. With your Right Hand still over the book say the next lines,''Aloud, the cast is set in stone. No pleas recanting will atone. Silent caution by thy guide. Choose not these words to set aside''. Trace with your index finger the Rune Odal. Right hand over the book say ''Invited shall the blessing be: Three fold thrice as three time three. In knowledge sought and wisdom gained. The learned way is thus maintained''. Trace with index finger the Rune Wyn Last one, Right hand over book say ''If theft of power be thy goal. Then cease thy wandering through my soul. For cursed will thy person be, Threefold thrice, so mote it be''. Trace with index finger the Rune Haegl Now if you choose to hide your book. place it in its hiding spot and trace the same runes over the spot like u did over the book. THORH, ODAL, WYN, and HAEGL. Then send up your own quick little chant to the gods/goddess, asking for them to keep your book/hiding place safe and protected from wandering eyes.
Yoga-Adho Mukha Svanasana - Sinusitis
Posted by Namaste
Adho Mukha Svanasana (AH-doh MOO-kah shvah-NAHS-anna) adho = downward mukha = face svana = dog
Step by Step Come onto the floor on your hands and knees. Set your knees directly below your hips and your hands slightly forward of your shoulders. Spread your palms, index fingers parallel or slightly turned out, and turn your toes under. Exhale and lift your knees away from the floor. At first keep the knees slightly bent and the heels lifted away from the floor. Lengthen your tailbone away from the back of your pelvis and press it lightly toward the pubis. Against this resistance, lift the sitting bones toward the ceiling, and from your inner ankles draw the inner legs up into the groins. Then with an exhalation, push your top thighs back and stretch your heels onto or down toward the floor. Straighten your knees but be sure not to lock them. Firm the outer thighs and roll the upper thighs inward slightly. Narrow the front of the pelvis.
Firm the outer arms and press the bases of the index fingers actively into the floor. From these two points lift along your inner arms from the wrists to the tops of the shoulders. Firm your shoulder blades against your back, then widen them and draw them toward the tailbone. Keep the head between the upper arms; don't let it hang. Adho Mukha Svanasana is one of the poses in the traditional Sun Salutation sequence. It's also an excellent yoga asana all on its own. Stay in this pose anywhere from 1 to 3 minutes. Then bend your knees to the floor with an exhalation and rest in Child's Pose. Anatomical Focus •Upper back Therapeutic Applications •Sinusitis Benefits •Calms the brain and helps relieve stress and mild depression •Energizes the body •Stretches the shoulders, hamstrings, calves, arches, and hands •Strengthens the arms and legs •Helps relieve the symptoms of menopause •Relieves menstrual discomfort when done with head supported •Helps prevent osteoporosis •Improves digestion •Relieves headache, insomnia, back pain, and fatigue •Therapeutic for high blood pressure, asthma, flat feet, sciatica, sinusitis Contraindications and Cautions •Carpal tunnel syndrome •Diarrhea •Pregnancy: Do not do this pose late-term. •High blood pressure or headache: Support your head on a bolster or block, ears level between the arms.
Beginner's Tip If you have difficulty releasing and opening your shoulders in this pose, raise your hands off the floor on a pair of blocks or the seat of a metal folding chair.
Variations To challenge yourself in this pose, inhale and raise your right leg parallel to the line of your torso, and hold for 30 seconds, keeping the hips level and pressing through the heel. Release with an exhalation and repeat on the left for the same length of time.
Modifications and Props To get a feel for the work of the outer arms, loop and secure a strap around your arms just above your elbows. Imagine that the strap is tightening inward, pressing the outer arms in against the bones. Against this resistance, push the inner shoulder blades outward.
Partnering A partner can help you learn how to work the top thighs in this pose. First perform Adho Mukha Svanasana. Have your partner stand behind and loop a strap around your front groins, snuggling the strap into the crease between your top thighs and front pelvis. Your partner can pull on the strap parallel to the line of your spine (remind him/her to extend the arms fully, and keep the knees bent and chest lifted). Release the heads of your thigh bones deeper into your pelvis and lengthen your front torso away from the strap. Preparatory Poses •Plank Pose •Uttanasana Follow-Up Poses •Standing poses •Uttanasana •Headstand
Deepen The Pose To increase the stretch in the backs of your legs, lift slightly up onto the balls of your feet, pulling your heels a half-inch or so away from the floor. Then draw your inner groins deep into the pelvis, lifting actively from the inner heels. Finally, from the height of the groins, lengthen the heels back onto the floor, moving the outer heels faster than the inner.
The Awakening and Ascension
Posted by David
I believe awakening and ascension are two different ideas. Ascension as a spiritual concept is when we no longer require lessons here in this density and move to a higher level of life cycles. Our stars and planets are physical bodies for the very same consciousness or souls that inhabit these human bodies. The heavenly bodies have a right to move into a higher life cycle the same as us. Ascension as a scientific concept is the clock work of the Universe. The timetable of the shift of Sol and his dependents(as it relates to us) through the Universal Sun's equator, or mid line. When we hit this point, logically, Gaia's magnetic poles will straighten, bringing with it the stories of destruction and fear that many cling to. I feel that an awakened person is an empowered person. A person who knows that their very thoughts and intentions can and will change the world, and who takes responsibility for that power. For example: There are many different ideas about the 2012 shift, I know what my logical brain tells me about the clockwork of the universe and the potential hazards contained therein, but my heart tells me to put my intention and focus on holding in my mind a peaceful bright and beautiful transition. I know that my thoughts and intentions are power, so what choice do i make? I am not a victim of circumstance. I am an empowered consciousness charged with holding that beautiful image in my mind, to create along with all the others who hold this image, a space for this reality to come into existence. We will draw that future out of the uncountable possibilities found in the whirlwind of dimensions, we will draw it to us with love and intention.
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