Day Two of the Great Release Program — 2 December 2013 – Monday

New Moon in Sagittarius -- Let the fire of inspiration push you forward to accomplish whatever you desire!
New Moon in Sagittarius — Let the fire of inspiration push you forward to accomplish whatever you desire!

Great Release Program — Day Two!
by Silver RavenWolf
copyright 2013

Begin your day with the Braucherei Morning cleansing and empowerment exercise, then move on to Day Two’s fun activities!  In case you missed it, you will find the instructions in the first post of the program.

A new moon is a wonderful time to begin projects like our Great Release Program.  Each day we remove one thing from our lives and celebrate that release!  In doing so we unclutter the energy around us and create an open channel to draw to us what we truly desire!  Do you remember the old Tinker Toys?  They are sticks connected by wooden hubs drilled with several holes, allowing you to build all sorts of amazing structures.  To me, the Release Program is one way to restructure your reality.  Like the Tinker Toy pieces, you can remove the sticks, or the hubs if you don’t like the structure you’ve built.  You can add new pieces to create something different and exciting!  The pieces are still the same, it is just what you name them and how you put them together that makes the structure unique.

Change your perception -- change your life!
Change your perception — change your life!

One comment I’ve heard from many magickal and spiritual folks is that there just isn’t enough time in their busy schedules to stop, breathe, and connect to the power and universal love that is around them.  When you truncate this connection — the spirit inside you starves, and as your mind isn’t happy unless it is fed, all sorts of negative pathways can link to you without your conscious awareness — sort of like a computer virus.  You don’t realize it is too late — until you crash.  This upset might be sickness, negative behavior, accidents or worse.  The point of our 30 Day Release Program is to work from the outside in — and from the inside out.  We examine our physical space, which affects the spiritual space within us — and we examine the spiritual space within us, which affects the physical space around us.  As Within — So Without.

Sun in Sagittarius (Fire)
New Moon — Beginnings (7:22 PM EST/4:22 PM PST)

Moon in Sagittarius — Innovative, Spiritual, Joy — Fire
Monday — Ruled by the Moon
Monday’s Angel:  Gabriel*

* Gabriel is second only to Michael in both Christian and Jewish lore.  The root word for her name is Sumerian in origin.  It means “governor of light” with the suffix “el” meaning “shining”.  (See my book, Angels – Companions in Magick for full details.)  The legend of Gabriel is thought to have come from the life events of a real woman, a woman of royalty who treated her subjects with great kindness and love.  Upon her death, her legend grew as protectress of women and children.  Her lore runs from Royalty, to Goddess, to Angel.  Gabriel rules messages from the divine, psychism, the moon, your subconscious, domestic and family needs.  If you see a horse, or a winged horse — Gabriel is speaking to you.  Other signs include a barking dog, a beautiful spiderweb, and white flowers.  The Lily is sacred to her.  Gabriel is the Angel of Wishes and it is appropriate on every new or full moon (regardless of the day on which it falls) to petition her with your wishes.  As this new moon falls on Her day — you are blessed with double luck!

Today’s Challenge — Create a sacred area that you will use for the next 30 days in conjunction with this program.  It can be temporary or permanent.  The space can be large or small (like the top of a dresser).  Regardless of what you choose, the space should be clean and uncluttered.  When you are finished setting up the area, take five minutes to relax, breathe deeply, and connect with Spirit.  If the past several months have been very difficult for you — create a new mantra or affirmation that you can use often.  For example:  “I live, breathe, speak, think and act in Joy.  I am joy!”  Each time you repeat the statement, be sure to breathe deeply, allowing joy to enter your life.  It won’t come unless you say it is okay!  You can light a white candle dressed with blessing oil, if you like, or choose a light blue candle to match the day — Monday.  You may also find light music, bells or the sound of a singing bowl to help freshen the atmosphere around you.

Once you feel calm and “lighter” write your main goal for this program on a small piece of paper or a 3×5 card.  You can “dress” the white card with perfume or your favorite magickal oil.  Place the card in the center of your altar or table.  If you don’t want someone to read it, put it under a cloth or a bowl filled with “sweets” such as wrapped candies.  At the end of the program, you will give the candies to the Spirits by placing them outside (unwrapped).  If you fear someone will read what you have written even though you’ve been discreet — write your goal in water (yes, clear water) on the card with your finger or with a stick.  Allow the card to dry, then place the card in the center of your sacred table.

Today the Moon and the Sun are in mutable Sagittarius — a fire sign ruled by the planet Jupiter (the giver of wishes, good luck, and general expansion).  Jupiter is associated with Purple or sometimes Crimson Red or Gold.  Below I’ve provided you with a ready-made sigil paper that I designed for your use if you like.  You can add other symbols to it, perhaps the sigil of Sagittarius, the Sun and the Moon, magickal writing, or runes.  Your wish goes in the center of the sigil.

Sigil designed for Jupiter workings.
Sigil designed for Jupiter workings.

You can use the design to make all nine (9) wishes.  Only one wish per sigil.  Think carefully before you write your wishes.  Be clear and succinct.  You can write your wishes with red, purple, or gold ink (pen, or marker).  When you are finished, write the person’s name the wish is for on the back of the sigil.  If you like, dress each sigil with a magickal oil with either an association to the wish, or to the element of Fire, or success/good luck.  You can use your own words to petition Gabriel, or you can use the following invocation, a portion of the full version which appears in my angel magick book.

Invocation to Gabriel

Sumerian priestess of the light
I seek thy presence here this night.
as aquamarine enchants the dusk
and autumn blooms its sacred musk.
Arise, sweet Gabriel of the moon
With gold-tinged wings and crying loon.
Come to me my warrior Queen
who tells of birth and things unseen
from wisdom’s fountain I seek to drink
and open mystery I’ve yet to think.
Grant to me my wish this night
And let it bloom within the light.
So be it.

Repeat each wish aloud nine times, then burn each paper, saying:  “I know you will do this for me”.  Gabriel works very well with Braucherei material as her timing plays out to 3 days, 9 days, or 27 days to fruition.  Scatter the cold ashes to the wind outside.

To finish, purposefully go through your home or apartment and throw out NINE things that are either broken or can no longer service you.  Trash counts, too, except not nine little pieces of paper — if you want the good stuff to come into your life you have to make an effort to remove things blocking the way.  If you can’t find nine items to pitch, consider donating nine items to charity.

Today’s work closes with one five-minute speed cleaning exercise.  See how much you can do in just five minutes.  On your Mark!  Get set!  Go!


Today we:
(1) Thought about the connections in our lives, and considered how we can re-structure our behavior to welcome more positive energies.
(2)  We set up a sacred area for our work this month.
(3)  We set one important goal.
(4)  We made nine wishes.
(5)  We threw out (or donated) nine physical items.
(6)  We did one 5-minute cleaning exercise!

Tomorrow:  Get those trash bags ready — were are going to de-clutter!

Until tomorrow!
Only the Good Remains.


38 thoughts on “Day Two of the Great Release Program — 2 December 2013 – Monday”

  1. Bright blessings for u today. and thank u so much for having this exercise again. SIlver, today ,not on lyam i sickwith a cold, im away from my home and hearth till tuesday……i cant bear not doing this exercise on time, isthereanywayi can com pleat this assignment when i get home?

      1. Good to know we can start later. Taking care of elderly mother and can not start until later. Thank you, Silver Ravenwolf for this wonderful gift.

  2. Silver I have a question for you …. “Then, blow softly across the top of the water in the ritual cup. You are infusing the water with your wish.” Why are we infusing the energy in hands / wish into the water?

    1. The exercise teaches you two important techniques — how to run energy into your hands so that you can transfer that energy to an object or person; and how to run energy into water as water will carry the charge and can be used in place of a candle. A cup of empowered water on your desk at work can do the same, if not more, than a burning candle.

      1. Thanks – I am a Reiki Master so energy transfer is easy for me. I like the idea of using water – as I work in surgery and using candle is out of the question however water is available and no one will even suspect anything out of the ordinary. 🙂

  3. I’ve been looking forward to this all year!! 😀 😀 😀

    I haven’t been online in a couple of days but I somehow got the subconscious impulse to start clearing spaces, cleaning things out and meditating a few days ago. Wow! Thank you Silver! You’re awesome!!

    Love and Light 😀 😀 😀

  4. Hi Silver. its Valerie in Ireland here (again!) Will try to get as much done as possible but as this is my fourth time on this I have realised that doing even a little every day brings really positive results. I tried to do too much last year and got totally exhuasted and bogged down. I dont think that that is the point of the challenge! I am hoping to clear the wayfor succees in freelance self employment. There seem to be so few jobs around where I live that I have decided to create one for myself!!
    Brightest blessings to you Silver. Its good to be back.

  5. Merry Meet Silver. Thank you once again for having this wonderful program. I’ve Been doing it for years and always look forward to it. I have a question about the water, what do we do with it after? Do we empty it or drink it with our wishes infused? Or is there any special way we should be disposing of it?

    Many thanks.

    Much love and many blessings

    1. If the water is safe to drink and in a drinking safe cup — you could drink it. Or, you could give it to a plant. Or you could store it in the refrigerator in a pitcher and add every day’s water to it, and use it in a spray bottle as holy water — OR you could give it to the Gods.

  6. Omg!!! Does 9 bags of junk and garbage and a large torn picture count. Lol and I’m not finished!

  7. Lady Silver Ravenwolf,
    Today’s exercise was great!! My altar space for this challenge came out beautiful. I used a tiny painting I’ve had for a while that is an image of a mysterious doorway. It has always reminded me of my favorite Rune, Inguz. In front of the painting I placed a large black key I received in ritual a few years ago- symbolic of unlocking the door of my wish for the month. Some other things I put on the altar- a small dish of salt (for purification), a bottle of Prosperity Oil, a Goddess candle holder and the chalice for the water every day. It’s simple, but beautiful 🙂 Working with Gabriel at dusk was such an incredible experience. I’ve only worked with her when doing the LBRP, and I’ve never really explored her energies in depth. Thank you so much for writing a bit about her, it really helped me with my visualization and connecting with her. I plan to add your invocation for Gabriel to my BOS. Thank you so much for all you do 🙂 Looking forward to tomorrow’s adventures….
    Blessings and Love,
    Serafine Borealis~

  8. So as I began to burn the first of my 9 wishes, I set off the smoke alarm! Minor detail I over looked! Found about 20
    Items under the bathroom sink to toss….why do I keep tons of hair products with next to nothing in them?! Looking forward to tomorrows challenge!

    1. I totally understand about the smoke. About three papers in my sacred room was too full of smoke even with the window open. I got all bundled up and went outside in a cold windy blizzard to finish mine. It was interesting and nice to be out there even in the storm. I found it interesting how the papers all burned differently. Some fast, some slow. Some a high flame, some of the flames bent sideways and almost got me lol and one paper split and burned into two pieces, and another had an amaziningly beautiful design on it while it burned. I really enjoyed working with Gabriel, she is my birth angel and I’ve yet to work with her (except during the LBR). Thank you I’m really enjoying working with the angels. It was one of my magical goals I had set on Samhain this year.

      1. That’s wonderful! I’m so glad that you paid attention to the way the papers burned. In Braucherei, the way something burns is a divinatory experience. Messages are given through the flames on by how the papers burn and what you see. Very nicely said. Thank you for posting!

  9. Silver it seems that I cannot accomplish everything in the morning. I have children in and out all day. I have a child care center in my home. Mostly it is filled with grandchildren these days. Anyways, I am fascinated with the energy of angels! It really seems to speak to me. Today as I was driving down my road, a woman was walking her dog. The dog turned towards my car and as I passed he gave one sharp bark, as if to say, “Hey there!” It made me laugh as I thought about what you wrote. I was certain Gabriel was letting me know she was here to help!

  10. I hadn’t worked with angels before (wanted to, but hadn’t known how to go on about it so far, and hadn’t had time to study some extra books up until now), so it was great to actually “get started” yesterday.
    And I was surprised that I managed to squeeze in everything, never mind going to bed a little late, heeheeh. It was so much worth it! 🙂
    Tossed and gave away a couple of things, made my wishes, tidied a couple of things, set up my altar with the card and included a couple of tarot cards to let some tarot magick help with that.
    I’ve got a small shelving unit, really small but tall, and one shelf is already dedicated to my spirit animals, now one’s for the great release. I think I’ll simply turn it into my magick works corner. 🙂

    Thank you!

  11. Oh I forgot to ask something… in your newest post you mention how certain things that may happen show that one’s wish has been heard and will be granted by Samael. Is there anything similar with Gabriel? I’m curious now… 🙂

  12. This was fun! Did my working and invoked my angel’s energy. Threw out 9 thing that I needed to get rid of during my ritual. Also wrote down my goal for this program and I placed it in the middle of my alter. Onto day three.

  13. I’m sitting upright in bed recovering from yesterday’s outpatient surgery, reading comments to the posts and I look up from the iPad screen to see floating in front of me a tiny white feather…the kind that occasionally works it’s way out of feather pillows or down comforters (which I don’t have in this room). There is no draft in my room. No windows are open. The heat isn’t on, and aside from me touching the screen on the iPad there is no movement. Instead of floating down, it is floating up then sort of vanishes. It’s not effects of the anesthesia…that wore off yesterday (ask me how I know). I think the angels are listening.

  14. I completed all the tasks, and am quite happy! My alter has a key for unlocking Happiness! This morning I felt compelled to add jewelry with wings. I’m feeling less frazzled with each passing day. Thank you so much for doing this!

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