Day Nine of the Great Release Challenge — Let There Be Light!

Let A Little Light In!

Day Nine — 2011 Great Release Challenge!
Friday, 9 December

by Silver RavenWolf

Bring Back the Light!  Don’t forget to do your morning prayers and…

Ring the bell!

Your Mission Today — 

For the Busy Person — Change all burned out light bulbs, check batteries in flashlights.

For the Dedicated Enthusiast — Change all burned out light bulbs, check batteries in flashlights, wash curtains and windows (the worst ones).

If we bumble around in the dark our thoughts turn dark, our behavior changes to inky yuck, and after a time…all seems stuck, dreary, and boring.  If our curtains are full of dust and our windows are dirty, then maybe there’s something in our life that we just don’t want to see…

Let in the light!  And that’s what Winter Solstice is all about, right?  Or, perhaps you’re from down under and you are soon celebrating Summer Solstice — all about light!

Feng Shui teaches us that negative energy hides in the shadows of our homes — those dark and dim areas where dust bunnies roam in packs and cobwebs become a sticky shrine to the Goddess Grime.  Yes, by the way, I finally got to the cobwebs.  Took me a week; but, bristled weapon in hand I vanquished every last one of them (I think).

I warn you, those dark areas?  They try to stay that way.  You put a light there.  It goes out.  You open the curtains?  They swing shut in a day.  Yep.  Stubborn.  But, you will persevere!

Gold Star Meditation For Today —

If you complete this challenge — you earn another gold star!  This one goes on your Crown Chakra — and represents the helping light of Spirit!

Remember that list you made on the first day?  Keep it handy, we’ll be working with it soon.

Release Program Diary

Ruthless!  So, I’m looking for something today (at the last minute, of course) right before I’m ready to run a few errands.  I open the bottom of my magickal cabinet trying to find it.  The bottom of the cabinet isn’t magickal (just the top) and so I’m down on my knees, pulling stuff out and suddenly I sit back and I say to myself, “What am I doing?  For the past three years I have cleaned out this cabinet and promptly put most of it back.  In three years, I have not touched any of this stuff.  This is ridiculous!”  I took my coat off,  threw my keys back on the table and fetched a trash bag.  With gusto I pitched everything.  Every last little scrap of paper, dusty knickknack, and aged file folder full of crap that maybe-I’ll look-at-someday-when-I-get-to-it — which I never did.

When I sat back I looked at an entire empty cabinet.


Then, I got to thinking, what do I want to fill that space with?  These days, maybe it is because I’m older, I don’t have a lot of driving desire for stuff.  You know, how you salivate over stuff when you’re younger?  The electronics, the furniture, the cars…sigh.  You feel you’ve just gotta have it and so you strive for it?

I think harder.  Isn’t there something I always wanted?  There is one thing — I have this dream?  I’ve always kidded my children about it.  I want a brand new ATV with a big snow shovel on it, and Yule lights, and a big, loud hawooogha horn.  And I want a fluorescent pink snow suit and boots with fake white fur on them — and the suit has to say:  Granny on the back in big sparkly letters.  And then?  When it snows?  I’ll rev up my ATV and shovel everyone’s sidewalk on the block — because we have old people who can’t afford to pay someone to shovel snow, and we have a pregnant girl up the way, and another who has to work late shifts at a nursing home and…you get the picture.  Glowing Granny on Wheels!

I sit back and shake my head.

Dreams are interesting, aren’t they?

So, I write on my 3×5 card:  Family Joy and place it quietly in the cabinet.

Peace with the Gods
Peace with Nature
Peace Within
So Be It!

For Tomorrow:  Under the kitchen sink.


9 thoughts on “Day Nine of the Great Release Challenge — Let There Be Light!”

  1. I took a trip to the Goodwill today with things that were good, just not used. This way it benefits (1) me with a cleaner home (2) Goodwill – charity and (3) the person who may buy and have use for it.

    1. That’s my philosophy Diana. I don’t drive and I don’t have the money to take a bus to Goodwill every day so I’ve been putting stuff aside so I can have a friend take me in one shot. So far I’ve got a huge bag of clothes ready to go and today I started on a box of candle holders and knick knacks. It’s such a great feeling to give things a new home where someone will appreciate them isn’t it

  2. This has been such a great cleansing. As I do this cleanse, during the Retrograde, I make the intent to have a relationship cleansing with my girls. Everything is going crazy. It’s almost like they feel me cleaning out the junk from the house. They are cleaning out the emotional junk in OUR closets. I have cried most days on this cleanse with the nastiness that has come out. I am determined to keep it going. When things get tough, I seem to retreat back. I’m going head on!

  3. I have been crying every day as well. At first I thought what is wrong with me? Then I read Cherie’s blog and thought, oh, yeah, cleansing. wow.
    Universe/Goddess/Spirit always always sees to my needs. This cleansing challenge has given me the opportunity to realize that it isnt always about what I need or want. Its about what I am and what the Divine within manifests for me.
    Thank You Silver and everyone for such insightfulness.

  4. Feeling so much lighter and, dare I say, ‘happier’?!? Great time this am going through the house ringing bells and opening blinds–look out light bulbs, here I come!

    Thank you, Silver! BB, Pam

  5. I went to change all the light bulbs and was surprised at how many were burnt out (not to mention how many xmas lights outside need changing). I have not feeling very well the past few days but managed to get some things done. Only to find out we are completely out of bulbs! Since im not well i am waiting for someone to come home so i can send them out to get some. But i have some great news! For the past 12 months ive had a broken toe that would not heal; today i got the call from the Drs to say its finally healed!! Hearing that let in a bunch of bright light and happiness.

    Many blessings to all! I am so grateful for this program and all its blessings.

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