Day Seven — 2011 Great Release Challenge!
Wednesday 7 December
by Silver RavenWolf
How are you doing with the Great Release Challenge so far? Its okay if you can’t get to everything I write about each day. For example, I forgot the bloody cobwebs. Why did I forget those? Because I’m nearsighted? Okay, that’s a factor. But, why else?
Remember, the idea of this challenge is to let go of something, at least one thing, each day, and if you can, turn that release into a personal game or challenge. I didn’t get to the cobwebs — that’s okay. I will endeavor to swoosh them up this week — when I have time. Maybe I’ll slap some loud music on and dance around the house while I’m at it.
What if a project just looks too big to handle? That’s okay. Think about why you feel it is too grand of an activity, and if you still feel you can’t touch it — move on to something you do feel you can handle. This is your program. Your life. Your choice.
So….what’s in your wallet?
Your purse/wallet/briefcase/backpack isn’t just about money…its about your identity and what you feel is necessary to keep with you at all times. More than anything else, it represents you in motion, and what you feel are basic necessities to travel with you at all times. For some, the purse/wallet/briefcase/backpack is a status symbol. For others it is a pain-in-the-tuckus because you have to lug it with you. What if your wallet or purse was stolen? How would you feel about that? I know four people who were mugged or had their wallet stolen from a locker this past year — the taking of their purse/wallet brought on feelings of deep violation. It wasn’t just the cost of the wallet (and in one case entire backpack of stuff with practically everything she owned from laptop to camera) or even the aggravation of replacing everything within — it was the soul wrenching attack on their identity in the world as a person. Some shit-head (as my friend Tillie would say) tried to take “you” from “you”.
That’s why I want you to look at your purse/wallet/briefcase (and for some of you it will be your tool box) from both a spiritual and mundane point-of-view.
Just what does that wallet mean to you…and why? Only you will know the answer.
Your Mission Today —
For the Busy Person — Clean out wallet, purse, briefcase. Go through the glove compartment of your car.
For the Dedicated Enthusiast — Clean wallet, purse, briefcase you are currently using. Release old wallets, purses, briefcases that are just sitting around and gathering dust — those that you never plan to use again. Clean out glove compartment of car/truck.
Out with the candy/gum wrappers, bits of paper, old receipts, business cards you kindly took but will never look at again, expired membership cards, broken pencils, old make-up, errant coins, stuff for the kids, broken pretzels, that smashed pack of crackers…rubber bands, hair ties, oh my…a pack of…never mind.
Next step — photocopy all the important credit cards/bank cards, etc. that you carry around, both front and back. Put these in a safe place, like with your will — you do have one of those, right? A will? Might want to think about that if you haven’t. Its something we tend to put off, particularly when we are young. That way, if you lose your purse or wallet, or Gods forbid, it is stolen, you have a record of everything in there right at your fingertips.
Before you put anything back in there — sprinkle the inside and out with holy water and cleanse and bless it. This isn’t silly. You carry this darned thing with you everywhere — think of all the places its been! You take a shower every day (I hope) — your wallet/purse never gets cleaned unless you accidentally throw it in the laundry or wipe it down because your kid spilled iced tea all over it. Once you’ve done that, seed it with a prosperity spell of your choice, or make a conjuring bag/gris-gris just for your purse/wallet. A purse is easier — make the bag, empower it, and you’re done. For the wallet — take the inside foil of a candy wrapper (gold or silver) write your name on it nine times, and then over your name, write the word “prosperity”. Sprinkle the center of the wrapper with money drawing herbs such as mint, patchouli, yarrow flowers, marigold, sunflowers, etc. Fold the wrapper toward you (to bring money to you), then intone the following chant nine times:
“From nothing to something, I will good fortune to form
I know that it will manifest and to my world be born!”
Draw an equal-armed cross over the paper to seal. Tis the season for bayberry candles, those super charged good fortune vehicles! Burn bayberry to the socket and put money in your pocket! — says the adage. Why not bless your wallet or purse with the power of bayberry!
Next, put everything back in your wallet or purse. But, we’re not done. We have to ward (protect) it as well. I carry an empowered small mirror I made with the evil-eye protective design in the pocket of my purse. You may wish to choose something like that as well, or decide on something else, such as a picture of a protective god or goddess. Insert your protective amulet, then close up the wallet or purse, hold your hands over the wallet/purse, and with the idea of safekeeping your valuables in mind, repeat the words “too hot to touch” over and over again as you stare at the wallet or handbag, envisioning that no one but yourself can touch what belongs to you. Renew this chant at least once a month, or whenever you feel it necessary. I can’t promise that this will keep you from getting mugged or prevent your items from being stolen; but, your mind is the effort and the effort is your mind. At least you tried.
You can use other inventive ideas for protecting or empowering your purse/wallet to draw good fortune. For example, when my friend had her backpack stolen I made her a special, pinback button loaded with grave dirt. Granted, the design wasn’t particularly flattering — I used one of my graveyard photos, a scan of coffin nails and a skull I drew. I sprinkled the design with the grave dirt, asked the ancestors for help, and sealed the button, then empowered it and gave it to her. She put the pin-back button on her key chain. When someone asked to borrow her keys, they took one look at the keychain and begged off.
Many of my friends and family members carry a Himmelsbrief (letter of protection) in purse/wallet or pocket
You can also make beaded charms to hang on purse/briefcase or backpack. For years I carried a long length of beaded work with snowflake obsidian, turquoise, and sterling silver beads looped with roach clips and affixed to the handle and outside pocket of a purse. There’s no end to your creativity! Use it!
Gold Star Meditation For Today —
If you complete this challenge — you own another gold star! This gold star represents Protection — of yourself, your family, and your belongings. Place it on the back of your neck. No kidding. How many have you collected so far? Are you remembering to activate them? Are you remembering to use them throughout your day?
Remember that list you made on the first day? Keep it handy, we’ll be working with it soon.
Release Program Diary
Today, after writing most of this blog, I made a moon keychain and loaded it with protective herbs to put on the outside of my purse. I already had a conjuring bag for prosperity in my purse; but, it was getting old and worn, so I took everything out, beefed it up, and re-empowered it. Then I added a guardian angel pin-back button to the outside of the bag. What will you make? Show us!
Peace with the Gods
Peace with Nature
So Be It!
For Tomorrow: All the trash cans.