Archive for February, 2012

A bit of daily magick

As I continue to work everyday to strengthen myself in my path and get back into working with my path everyday, I find that by doing a little magick everyday is going a long way.  I’ve done a little something everyday since Tuesday and shared it with Sacred Mists Fans on our Facebook page and with students by making it a Daily Challenge to help people LIVE the Path and not just study it.

I had personally fallen into the habit of not working daily within my path but simply going from task to task and frankly I felt the absence of spirit thoroughly.   Today I took some time to reset my altar (and will probably change it again this weekend since I am not so thrilled with it) and actually made a video for the Sacred Mists YouTube channel to share my path and joy of the path with other people.

Today’s Magick focuses heavily on Wisdom, Knowledge and Will to be open to receiving it.

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Thursday is all about wisdom and protection, classically you can see with the ruling planet Jupiter (which is great for money issues as th eruling planet of financial concerns), The magick of Jupiter will always make more of whatever you have so if you have nothing, this is not the best energy to work with. Colors for today are Purple and Royal Blue.

Today I want to grow what I have so I am going to work on wisdom through study. My altar candle is a rich purple (Witches Path from the Sacred Mists Shoppe). I’ve lit my candle on my altar and as it is nearing the end of life I am going to burn it all day. I have taken a little bit of the Power of Wiccae Oil (also from the Sacred Mists Shoppe) and dabbed some on my third eye, solar plexus, and a little on both sides of my neck. Third eye to absorb the wisdom, Solar Plexus to invoke my power and will and on the neck so that I may speak wisely today.

On small piece of Color Magick Sizzling Paper (lavender) I have written, you can use any kind of paper infusing it with purple energy or using a purple pen!

Today I draw Wisdom
Today I gain knowledge
May my course stay true
May my words & thoughts be just
(reverse side)
Blessed Be!

Fold up the paper and light it with your altar candle or a purple spell candle if that is what you have lit on your altar then drop the paper into your cauldron or fire safe dish.

Today you will learn much along your path with the strength of your Will behind you.

Posted on 23 February '12 by , under Life. No Comments.

It’s Mine, What do you Need?

Lately, I have noticed that it seems more and more, people are looking towards magick to solve their problems.  With a spell you can wish away and receive your deepest desires.  Need more money?  There’s a spell for that.  Need a job? There’s a spell for that.  Looking for love?  Yep you guessed it, there’s a spell for that.  There is a spell for pretty much anything and everything that you can think of and if there isn’t?  Well you can write your own for it.

You’ve heard it before by more popular and widely known people.  Magick does not grant wishes or solve your problems.  Magick is the use and manipulation of energies to bring about results of what you need and want.  Need something?  Can you get it?  Yes you can.  Will magick HELP?  Yes it will.  Will magick do it for you? NO.

Magick resides within you and within everything around you.  It is through your will that you can manipulate this energy and bring your desires to light and come to pass.  You must own it.  In order to own it you have to do the work in the mudane world along with it AND know in your heart and soul that you deserve what you are spelling for.

Sounds simple enough right?  Well ownership is something that when it comes to our desires is something that we all have some degree of issue with.  We own that we want but we don’t own that we deserve it.  It seems to me that a great deal many people want something but ultimately do not feel they deserve it?  Well did you work for it? Then you deserve it.

This is not to say that you are entitled to every whim and that you should treat the world with the degree of indifference I see in many people that the world owes them for they are breathing tax payers so you owe them.   The mind set that the world owes you is bothersome and to some degree irritating for me.  You want something, you deserve something then work for it and make it happen, just because you were born does not mean the world owes it to you.

In my own life I am working very hard to get into the mindset that I deserve to be prosperous and not working from paycheck to paycheck.  Once upon a time I made more money than I thought I could spend, but spend it I did.  I’ve since simplified my life and do not need nearly the same amount of money to keep me happy.  While things may be tight I do manage to be able to take care of myself and my bills with no problems generally.  I don’t have cushion should something unexpected happen but so far so good.  I am building a cushion so that the worry is gone.  I do this with the programs my bank offers to have a savings account and deposit $1 every time I use my debit card.  Works wonderfully so far.

I’d like to dedicate this blog post in a way that I can maybe help whoever might be reading this.  Reply with one thing that you need or could really use or just want.  Let’s make a plan together to make that happen and re-enforce that with an affirmation plan and a little magick written just for you.  Are you game? 🙂

Posted on 16 February '12 by , under Growth, Life, ritual, Spirituality, Training, Wicca. 1 Comment.

The Promises of Spring

Imbolc has come and gone and the promise of spring continues to be seen in small ways in the world around me.  Living in South Florida for most of my life, we do not have true seasons the way that many places have.  We have HOT and not so hot, tempered with RAIN or no rain.  It’s an interesting place to be when it comes to weather.

For the last week I have seen more rainy days than not.  I am not at all saying this is a bad thing, I love a grey rainy day more than a sunny one most of the time anyway.  Right now I see the promises of spring everywhere around me.  The grass seems greener, the dandelions are blooming, the white flowers have disappeared from the grasses and the yellow is starting to appear in the trees.

Days like today (and those from earlier this week) give me reason to pause and look at what is happening around me in every way.  Life is stirring and the world begins to wake up and feel renewed.  It is from this renewal that I have again begun to feel the stirrings of deep transformation.  The trials are nearly completed for this round.  Over the last several years I have undergone a great many challenges.  The least of them seem to be the career change that I took on nearly 3 or 4 years ago now.  Time loses it’s hold on me after a while. 😉  More than anything I can look at myself now and see how very different I have become over the years.

Past hurts forgiven and in some cases fully pardoned.  This has not been an easy road for me but one I am very thankful for.  The next evolution of myself will come when I leave my comfort zone behind me and embark on a journey taking me across the country to where I know virtually no one and the certainty and comfort of life will be taken from me. It’s rather terrifying when you think about it.

As I try to eliminate the things in life that do not serve me I find that I have precious few things that I actually NEED. I have begun removing things bit by bit that are not needed, not used or simply not desired.  This has been applying to not only things but toxic friendships as well.  If you hurt me I don’t need you.  If you lie to me, I don’t want you.  If you care and are genuine with me then I love to have you in my life.

As the flames shrink to embers, let the wind come upon the ashes and blow them asunder.  Be gone that which harms, be gone that which causes illness.  Come to me peace, joy and fulfillment.

Posted on 9 February '12 by , under Life, ritual, Spirituality. No Comments.

Magick and Band-Aids

Recently I gave up my television.  That’s right I do not own a television anymore.  When I get off work I go downstairs (out of my office and away from the computer), help make dinner if it is not made, have dinner with the husband.  After dinner something magickal happens.  I pick up my kindle, find my spot on the couch and sit down.  I have read and re-read fiction books in the last few weeks with a voracious appetite.  I’ve added back in my spiritual books and discovered something rather interesting.

A while ago, I started reading Coventry Magick by Jacki Smith of Coventry Creations.  I have been a fan of Jacki’s work for a good many years.  The company I work for has been selling her candles, oils and incenses for many years and quite simply I am an addict.  There are few candles that I adore and I hate being without my Blessed Herbal Affirmation Candles or my Crystal Embeded candles (from a different Chandler) but right now I find I am on my last Evil Eye Witches Brew Votive while I wait on new candles.

I burn them every day for varied reasons on my altar at my desk.  These actions are very much a part of who I am and how I walk my own path within Wicca.  As I continue to evolve in my life I am finding that I have been band-aiding aspects of my path instead of truly growing and changing.  How did I come to the band-aid realization?  Remember that book I mentioned above?  Yah well, inside it’s cover I have found a voice of experience that I can relate to on many levels that were unexpected to me.  I sit and read the words and hear Jacki’s voice conveying the lessons and yes sometimes even smacking me upside the back of the head.  Without the distraction of the computer or the TV, I have immersed myself in books once again.  I create my own images of the scenes in fiction books.  I have an imagination and I have truly started using it again.  Next thing you know I will sit down and start writing again, if I don’t well I know that is a part of who I was but not who I am.  Who I am is about RIGHT NOW not who I was or how I got here but RIGHT NOW.  It’s time I started looking at those band-aids and start peeling them off so that the wounds I thought were there can heal or I can realize they aren’t there at all.

So what do you do when you start realizing your aura and energy may have several band-aids on it?  For me, I am focusing on removing the band-aids that HOLD IN the doubt and uncertainty.  I must own those emotions and move past them into full confidence and the Mistress of My Destiny.  I must embrace the things that have occured in my life to shape my feelings and accept them as a part of who I am right now.  I must release the things that do not serve me in a way that is positive.

The process that I am undergoing at home is in every way mirroring the 7 stages to transformation that is outlined early in the book.  I can see each of these stages manifesting in my life right now.  I am in the middle of a massive road opening shift in my life.  It’s taking me through the process of removing STUFF that I don’t need to THOUGHTS and yes even people that do not serve me well in my life.  I find encouragement in the lessons that I experience everyday and when I am feeling absolutely horrible and an emotional wreck…I remember that I need to shift on the downs to bring it back up and not get stuck.

Yesterday I was feeling horribly down about a major process going on at home and in life and the lack of movement.  I felt discouraged and adrift in an endless sea of difficulty and “You Can’t”.  Today I am freeing myself from the CAN’T with a little spiritual protection and cleaning to wash away the hurt in my heart.  I did a beautiful cleansing with my shower and am building up my protection again.  Next I move forward.  That road will open up for me.

Here I am removing those band-aids, I am open, I am ready to receive the gifts of life, Deity and myself!

Posted on 2 February '12 by , under Growth, Life, Spirituality, Wicca. No Comments.