Silver RavenWolf – 2015 Great Release Challenge!


futureiswaitingGet ready for this year’s Magickal Release Program — 30 days of helpful tips, guidelines, and creative ways to get rid of the junk, clutter, negativity and unhappiness in your life!  Each day we will work on a new challenge, dancing our way to a delightful new you!  Don’t miss this once-a-year holiday treat that begins on 1 December and ends on the 31st.   Best of all?  Its FREE!  You can do it!

What You Will Need to Work Through the Program:

Courage
Willpower
An Open Mind
Cleaning Supplies
A Goal — something you wish to work on this year — it can be anything you desire
Various colored candles.  White is okay.  We’ll use them on different occasions.
A place to donate things you no longer need
A ritual cup (something you can put water in)

The Basic Ritual

The Great Release Program is based on a short, daily Braucherei ritual designed to bring blessings and enchantment into your life each and every day.  By practicing this Five Minute Braucherei ritual each morning upon rising (whether you are first, second or third shift — when you wake up is fine) you will have a better grip on the day.  The practice takes about seven (7) days to set in (you might see small changes in your life right away); and about 30 days to bring about greater change.  If you are ready to take charge of your life, let go of the crap, and accept the abundance of the world around you, then this is the ritual for you!

Tools: You don’t need any except your mind.  However, if you would like to work with colored candles, or incense — that’s fine, too. Whatever spiritual practice that facilitates calm and relaxation within yourself can be used here.  We use a cup of water that you will change and empower each day.  Spring water is great, tap water is fine.

Preparation:  Find a place where you will not be disturbed.  As the ritual only takes about five minutes, you won’t need to lock yourself in the attic.  I know, though, what it is like to be a busy person with family members assuming its okay to interrupt you just-any-old-time.  So!  If the only place you can find peace is the bathroom while taking your morning shower — that’s okay!  Just lock the door.  The beauty about Braucherei is that you whisper instead of speaking in a normal voice.  With the water running?  No one will hear you.

Let’s go through the ritual so you understand exactly what you are doing.  The first chant is a general blessing charm that is quite old, and recited while facing east.  You can use hand motions (or not) while intoning the charm.  Speak slowly, with feeling and with a sense of grace.  You are doing a spiritual thing — it is okay to open up and accept those energies.

Step One:  Fill your clean ritual goblet with water.  Set aside.  Face East.  Take three, deep, cleansing breaths.  Draw energy up from the ground to the top of your head, and expel that energy with your breath into your hands.  Take a second breath, drawing energy from the sky, and expel that energy with your breath into your hands.  Take a third breath, drawing energy into your heart chakra, and then expel that energy into your hands.

Step Two:  Intone the following chant nine times — if you are super pressed for time — three repetitions will do.

Eastwards I stand
For favors I pray
From Goddess Divine
And Lord of the Day
Earth lends Her power
And breath sends the spell
Days end will reveal
That all will be well.

Let’s quickly cover what this chant means and exactly what you are calling.  Eastwards I stand (the place of beginnings and the power of the sun) for favors I pray (you are asking for all the good stuff of this world and all others).  From Goddess Divine (feminine deity, crone/mother energy, moon energy) and the Lord of the Day (male divine, sage/father energy, the sun AND the planet that rules the day).  Together the two deities make One — the Balance.  Earth lends Her power (the spirits of nature, the elements, that which is physical) and breath sends the spell (holy breath, Spirit, and your effort).  Days end will reveal that all will be well.  (You are agreeing that my the end of the day, no matter what, you will accept the favors given and be thankful for them.)  This chant is to be said nine (9) times, slowly, with feeling, and experiencing what you are saying deep within yourself.

Step Three:  While you are still facing East — intone the Planetary Powers chant  9 times.  Three if you are pressed for time.

The Planetary Powers, is extremely simple.  First, you intone the name of the day you are experiencing, for example Tuesday, and then follow through with the rest of the chant.  Here is the chant:

Tuesday, Lord of the Day
Bring me Good Fortune in Every Way!

Here are those daily planets (the Lords of the Day) in case you are new or have forgotten:

Monday — Moon
Tuesday — Mars
Wednesday — Mercury
Thursday — Jupiter
Friday — Venus
Saturday — Saturn
Sunday — Sun

Although very easy, this is a powerful chant.  You are asking the planetary energies of the day to tune into your life and you are agreeing that you will accept the flow of what you have asked for — in this example — Good Fortune.  You can change this chant in to match what you need.  Let’s say you are working on a chronic illness, then you might say:

Tuesday, Lord of the Day
Bring me Good Health in Every Way!

Or, let’s say you are just so stressed out lately:

Wednesday, Lord of the Day
Bring me sweet peace in Every Way!

Like the first chant — take your time.  Say it slowly and with confidence.  Know in your heart that what you have asked for, you will receive.  Remember, that thissecond chant changes with the day.  If today is Monday, then you intone —Monday, Lord of the Day!  As you speak, reach out and connect with the ‘Lord’ of the day.   Repeat this chant nine (9) times.  If you enjoy candle burning rituals, you can burn a small candle (chime or tea candle) that is the color of the Lord of the Day.  Colors vary in ritual traditions.  Here is a list, if you need an idea of color associations:

Monday — Light Blue, Silver
Tuesday — Red, Yellow, or Gold
Wednesday — Dark Blue, Silver
Thursday — Purple, Blue or Red
Friday — Green or Pink
Saturday — Brown, Gray or Black
Sunday — Gold, Yellow or Orange

White is a basic go-to color, and can be used for any practice in this program, including lighting the way for the Lord of the Day.  If you plan to use a candle each day, hold the candle in your hands as you say the chant, rubbing the candle back and forth between your palms.  As you light the candle, call on the Planetary Power of the day.  For example, if today is Monday, the Planetary Power of the Day is the Moon.  So, you would say:  “By the Power of the Moon, I charge the field within me and around me with success in every way.”  Blow on the candle three times, envisioning that you are blowing success energy into the candle.  Light the candle.

Step Four:  End your ritual with a sentence that focuses on your special goal that is repeated three times.   The most important words in this statement?  “I know”.   You can say a general statement, or one that is very specific.  For example:

“I know that I will meet all my goals in this thirty-day period.” or…

“I know I will find a solution to…” (and fill in the blank).

Then, blow softly across the top of the water in the ritual cup.  You are infusing the water with your wish.  Each and every day you will change this water before you do your ritual.

Complete your ritual with this statement (or one like it that you prefer)

Only the Good Remains
Peace with the Gods
Peace with Nature
Peace Within.
So Be It!

That’s all there is to it.  After you finish simply draw an equal-armed cross over the water to seal the working.  At the end of the day, give thanks to Spirit and the Lord of the Day for the favors you have received.  Sometimes, we are so busy during the day, we don’t realize that we’ve been given a gift if we don’t stop and think about what happened to us, or what we really spent our time on.  By concluding the working by giving thanks, you allow yourself time to review your experiences.  Be careful not to dwell on negative situations, even though they occurred to teach us something.  Although that kind of review is good and necessary, it isn’t a part of this particular working, which is designed to teach you and continue to aid you in drawing positive energies toward you.  Release the negative — welcome the future!  Leave bitter behind, so that you can be better!

What to do with the water?  If you have nothing to it — you can drink it.  You can give it to your plants, use it to bless objects in the home or work environment, or take it outdoor and pour it on the ground as a libation to the Gods — your choice.

The 2015 Program

The theme of the Release Program each year is to get rid of the negativity in our lives — to release what no longer supports our goals.  This release includes physical, mental, and spiritual things, feelings, or choices that are no longer working for you.  The program works incredibly well if your partner, husband, wife, and/or family members work right along with you.  My family does the program, too!  Every year I change the challenges slightly so that you can enjoy new material.  Part of the fun of the program is that you don’t know what I’ll have you working on next!  Each day is a surprise.  If you can’t get everything done in a particular challenge?  No worries.  Do one thing — just one thing per day.  If you can do it all?  AWESOME!  If not, don’t give yourself a bad time — do what you can.  As long as you do something?  You’re golden!

I’m looking forward to seeing old friends (those who have done the program before) and new friends!  Please feel free to post your comments throughout the program.  We are a magickal village and every post is important and unique.

Are you ready?  I know I am!  I’m super excited about this year’s program!  Please join me this year!  My greatest desire is that your dreams come true!  Please feel free to blog or tweet about the program — the more the merrier!

In service
Silver

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75 thoughts on “Silver RavenWolf – 2015 Great Release Challenge!”

  1. So very excited to do this again this year, last year’s challenge benefitted my life in so many ways, thank you so much Silver for taking the time to do this. Blessings

      1. I usually use it to bless items in the home during the day, then give it to the Gods in the evening. If you have not added anything to the water, you can drink it. You choose.

  2. Yeah! Yeah! My 3rd year! I saw total changes. And I do Braucherei Morning ritual mostly every day! Thank you Silver! Regards, Kristina

  3. Wonder-full and timely way to approach the end of the year… Thank you, Silver!

    p.s. Had any good margaritas lately?

    — Aspen

  4. count me in!! this is my 4th time participating in the great release challenge & i luv every minute of it. silver, u r a blessing & thank u for sharing this with us. in love and light.

  5. Hi Silver, Thank You! This is the very best way to start off the New Year🙂 Can’t wait to see what wonderful art work and tasks you’ve designed for this year!!!

  6. I really look forward to this program each year! The ritual is lovely and centering; the chant has stayed with me since the first time I participated. Thank you so much, Silver, for giving us this program each year! Brightest Blessings!

  7. I’m SO needing this right now. Thanksgiving fell flat and I don’t want to live like that. This will be a great prompt to let go of negative thinking…and some physical junk too!

  8. My house has been waiting for this, this be year 5 for my house hold, and everyone been looking forward to doing this.
    Thank you for bring this to us and sharing this it becoming a yearly tradition

  9. *happy dance* Yay! I’ve really been looking forward to this. It always leaves me with some good habits and lots of benefits well after it’s finished! Thanks for creating the programme again for us this year🙂

  10. Thank you so much for doing this again! I’ve been looking forward to it & am ready to go. I’ve done it for four years now & each year gets better. Good luck to all!

  11. This is my first time to do this. My question: what is done with the water at the end of the ritual? (Drink? Take it outside and pour as libation?) Thank you

    1. I usually use it to bless items in the home during the day, then give it to the Gods in the evening. If you have not added anything to the water, you can drink it. You choose.

  12. Dearest Lady Silver, Thank you so much…I am on it and ready to get started with the Release Program. I love you so much, and I love working through your lessons. I have so much to learn, but have learned so much. This path is and always have been my path. It just took me a while to find my way. Thank you for BFC, and all that you do.

    Kathy Hines, AKA Ciela SnowOwl Clan of the American Eagle Coven of the Tree Dwellers Laws and Ministry of Black Forest Clan

    Sent from my iPad

  13. So excited for this year! Loved last year! Thank you for doing this program Silver. Your awesome!! BB

  14. I have been looking forward to this! I love your great release challenges! Please send healing energies my way as I have to undergo surgery on December 18th. I’m going to participate until then, and then jump back in when I’m able. Blessings!

  15. This is also my third year! I have been looking forward to this for months. I got exactly what I desired last year and although it has served me well this year. It is time to move forward again and change my life again! I wouldn’t be in the position to ask for what I want this year if I didn’t make it this far from what I wanted last year. Blessed Be to all and best wishes for all of us in this magickal community! I am also now a yoga teacher and will be incorporating yoga practice into my magick practice. I think I will make a circle, do the yoga, meditate and then do the ritual.

  16. hi..just wanted to understand what is to be done with the water? do we drink it or leave it and discard later to nature?

    Please guide.

    1. I usually use it to bless items in the home during the day, then give it to the Gods in the evening. If you have not added anything to the water, you can drink it. You choose.

  17. I’m here!!!! And so very excited for this….. been craving it all through Nov. Woot!!!!!!!! Thank you so much Silver for this and everything you do, you mean so much to lots of us!!!!!!!!! Woot Woot!!!!!! V)O(M

  18. Thank u for reminding me that I have magic in me. I have dealt with depression and worry most of my life and it has clouded my belief in myself. My father took his life Before I was born. My husband made my life worth living. I feel like the universe saved him for me so I could have my children and he could finish his life’s work, he was an amazing artist. When my husband took his own life six years ago I fell in to addiction. I forgot what a force I was, I stopped believing in myself, my magic. But I found my way back to love and the divine within all. My brother moved in with me a few months ago and I was trying to remind him to be happy and expel negative energy and be grateful for our blessings. He took his own life on the 21st of November. He was and is my best friend, the gift my father gave me. Your post have helped me remember the universe loves me and not fall into old patterns. I am strong in my resolve that I am love, that happiness comes from within. Sometimes I have to remember to be grateful for my struggle. Thank u for reminding me.

  19. Love your teachings, Silver )O(
    I have a couple of questions about this ritual~
    Are we to stick with the same request daily from the Lords throughout the week? Or, are we to request something different everyday?
    Thank you in advance for the advice. Blessed be.

      1. Brightest Blessings & Thank You again~
        I appreciate your response and words of wisdom.
        Totally looking forward to this ‘challenge’😉
        ☽✪☾

  20. Thank you for doing this again Silver, I can not wait for all the positive vibes. I knew that this holiday will be super busy for me with all the family so I started early on cleaning and dumping stuff, all that’s left is the small things. Sunny Love.

  21. Blessings! I just found this wonderful challenge. Is it too late to start from Day 1 even though it’s not Day 1 anymore?

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