Great Release Challenge – Day 25 — Tuesday
by Silver RavenWolf
Braucherei (Pow-Wow) has always interested me because of the simplicity of the system. There were no fancy tools, no expensive ingredients – it is just you, Spirit, and how you incorporate the combination of both to activate the field around yourself (or others) in a positive way. Spirit in Braucherei encompasses the All – the elements, nature, and what you believe is God/Goddess to you. Braucherei is a system of magick and supported by your belief – not a religion.
So far in our Great Release Program this year we’ve been practicing our Morning Braucherei Ritual and our Sea of Potential Exercise. Both are ways to communicate with Spirit and are vehicles of magick and prayer. Both can be linked together to create a simple rite that can be performed quickly and easily in any situation.
During the program I told you about how one of our friends found his vehicle ass-over-tea-kettle in the ditch. And how, by using the Sea of Potential exercise, help came quickly and easily. We sent out the signals of distress, believing that help was available, and someone chose to answer our S.O.S. Remember, any magick follows the path of least resistance. The man who helped us was open to help. His inner self urged him to assist. He could have refused. He could have driven on. He had a choice. If he had not stopped, then the energy would have continued to seek the connection needed to lend us the aid. In Braucherei, the sending out the signal for assistance is called “trying”. Pow-wow’s often said to a person, “I will try for you”. It means you will do your best; but you are not God/Spirit. Spirit has the final say.
Braucherei (Pow-Wow) has several techniques to flush out negativity from an area, a person, or an animal. Some, we’ve already talked about, like turning your shirt inside out and pinching it in a drawer. The techniques are so simple that some people baulk and snort. “That can’t possibly work,” they say. But. It does. If you believe. If, within yourself, you KNOW that the sea of potential is always all around you, and always within you. Light that sea with Spirit coupled with your desire and you’re good to go. Love and compassion Always hit their mark.
I love Braucherei because no matter what, you always have the tools necessary for focus handy – your brain, and whatever physical activity you choose to help you focus. For example, the other night I received a phone call from someone who had a problem at work. Protection and right-thinking were called for. After the call, I sat down and wrote out on a piece of paper exactly what was needed. As I wrote I focused on the Sea of Potential, seeing in my mind what was needed to come to pass. Then, I put on my coat, went outside, and burned the papers in my cauldron, intoning a chant as the papers burned.
I wasn’t finished.
I came back inside, took a canning jar and covered it with tinfoil. I placed the person’s name who needed to be protected in the jar, and capped it. Then I set the jar on a clay plate surrounded with salt. Using the Braucherei Morning Chant to begin, followed by the Sea of Potential Exercise, I called for protection for that person.
Two hours later the individual called me back. The situation had been resolved, exactly how I called for.
Braucherei does not always work that easily or that fast. As I said earlier, the energy will seek out the path of least resistance, just like electricity. If it makes it easier for you, think of a search and rescue dog. You give the dog the scent, and he goes looking for the owner of that scent. In this case, the owner of the scent is the result you desire. How fast something happens for you depends on how much junk is sitting in the way. That junk could belong to you, or to someone else, or a combination of both.
This program is a spiritual way to get rid of that junk.
So, today, let something go. Clear the way. You can do it!
(1) Do your Morning Braucherei Ritual and light your goal candle.
(2) Do Today’s Release Challenge.
(3) Get ready for tomorrow!
Give yourself One Gold Star if you remembered to do your morning ritual. Two gold stars if you completed today’s challenge of releasing one emotional thing. Three gold stars if you manage to weather the holiday without a melt down.
Peace with the Gods
Peace with Nature