Day: December 1, 2015

Silver RavenWolf – Day 3 – Thursday – Great Release Challenge


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2015 Great Release Program
Day 3 – December 3 2015
by Silver RavenWolf

Every day you must throw something away!

Thursday
Moon in Virgo- 4th Quarter (Banishing!)

Ideal Planetary Hour for Magick — Mercury Hour for Virgo Energy – Jupiter Hour for the Ruler of the Day

Light a Silver or Blue Candle to bring Virgo Moon energy into your day!

This Week’s Theme:  Clearing Your Mind

The Foundation —  Begin your day with the Braucherei Morning cleansing and empowerment exercise (please view first post of the program ), followed by practicing this week’s theme — Clearing Your Mind — where each day you will practice replacing negative thoughts with positive ones.  Think of something you love — and hold onto it as long as you can each and every time a negative, fearful, or worry filled thought crosses your mind.  Don’t forget to use the Peace Prayer and the Star Throw in your daily activities (located in Day 2 of the program).  When you have finished with this week’s theme exercises, move on to today’s fun activities!

Silver Notes — The Reward Calendar —To help you with this year’s release program I made a calendar for you.  Print out the image and use it to keep track of your accomplishments, or schedule tasks that you don’t want to forget.  For example, let’s say this Saturday is Oven Day; but, you have a family function that will take most of the day and you won’t be able to get to the oven that day.  Choose another day and write Oven Day on your calendar so you won’t forget the task. The calendar also serves as a motivation tool.  Each day give yourself One Star if you have thrown or given something away.  Two Stars if you have accomplished the day’s main task — for example, today is Bitty Day where you will concentrate on all that little stuff you’ve been meaning to do — but haven’t.  Give yourself Three Stars if you have accomplished everything listed in today’s summary located at the bottom of this post.  On Saturday, count your stars and reward yourself!  You can also use the Star/Reward idea with others in the home.  Perhaps earning a star every day wins their favorite pizza or ice cream at the end of the week.  This is your program, use it the way it suits you and your family best.

Today’s Challenges!

Magickal Challenge — Today you will choose at least one Totem Animal that you feel best represents what you want to accomplish with this year’s release program.  If you choose an animal that you aren’t familiar with — do a little research to find out more about it.  Once you choose your totem animal (yes, you can choose two, if you like) spend a little time today in meditation, vision questing or divination to understand more about yourself and your goals through your connection with the animal spirit.  Sometimes the animal will choose you.  For example, you may go outside after reading today’s post and a squirrel whips an acorn at your head (it can happen) — Squirrel, then, would be your totem animal for the program.  What if you see a bug instead?  That’s just fine.  Spiders, Praying Mantis, and other insects have loads of magick to share!

This year, I chose the Barn Owl and the Goose as the totem animals for the overall 2015 program.  The Owl is a messenger totem, a power animal of white magick, and the keeper of wisdom (often associated with Athena), clairvoyance and insight.  I hear them most night’s in the woods and have found comfort in their eerie call.  The Goose is associated with Dame Holda (Birtha and Frigga also have connections to this power animal as well as Hecate, Aphrodite and Juno).  Goose energy is extremely protective and can be aggressive (the reptile mind of a parent when its young is in trouble). It is said that the goose can shape destiny and render justice when needed.  Most important (and back to Dame Holda) — the energy of the goose rewards the hard working.  Finally, who doesn’t like Mother Goose and her ability to spin the magick of words?  Whether you choose your own totems or use the two that I’ve picked for the program — put a picture, statue, drawing or other image of your totem animal(s) on your peace altar today.  Ask that their wisdom and power enter your life where it is most needed.

Physical Challenge — Today is Little Bitty Day.  This is the day that you work on as many small things that you can that you have ignored the past month or two.  Doesn’t matter what it is — what matters is that you finish as many tasks as possible.  Maybe you meant to sweep the garage floor — but, you’ve just been too busy.  Forgot to empty the trash in the bathroom?  Left the bread molding in the corner of the rack in the kitchen?  Need to dump toaster crumbs?  Clean out the dryer vent?  Vacuum under the sink?  Throw out those super old blue jeans that don’t fit anymore?  Put something away you bought three weeks ago?  You choose.  With the fourth quarter Moon in Virgo, this is a perfect day for small tasks, cleaning up e-mails, filing paperwork (Mercury Ruler of the Virgo Moon) or getting your holiday gift list squared in your mind.  Bitty Day will be different for everyone!

Today’s Summary

Choose a Totem Animal(s) to represent your goals in this program.

Repeat the Peace Prayer and practice the Star Throw Blessing.

Little Bitty Day!  How many little Bitty tasks were you able to accomplish?

Throw one thing away (most important task)

Don’t forget to add the coins to your Joy Jar!

Sleep well and see ya in the morning!

Peace with the Gods
Peace with Nature
Peace Within!

Silver

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Silver RavenWolf — Day 2 — Wednesday — Great Release Challenge


day22015 Great Release Program
Day 2 – December 2 2015
by Silver RavenWolf

Every day you must throw something away!

Wednesday
Moon in Virgo- 3rd Quarter (Finishing!)

Ideal Planetary Hour for Magick — Mercury Hour

Light a Silver or Blue Candle to bring Virgo Moon energy into your day!

This Week’s Theme:  Clearing Your Mind

The Foundation —  Begin your day with the Braucherei Morning cleansing and empowerment exercise (please view first post of the program ), followed by practicing this week’s theme — Clearing Your Mind — where each day you will practice replacing negative thoughts with positive ones.  Think of something you love — and hold onto it as long as you can each and every time a negative, fearful, or worry filled thought crosses your mind.  When you have finished with this week’s theme exercise, move on to today’s fun activities!

Silver Notes — How did you do yesterday?  Did you make your Joy Jar?  The Thanksgiving holiday was a marathon of activity for me.  It took me four days to recover, only to look around the house yesterday with eyes bugging out of my head at the mess (like my ignored laundry and the covered roasting pan sitting on the counter that I thought was washed — and wasn’t — yuck, four day old duck drippings).  Argh!  Then there was the guest bathroom.  A cobweb as big as a basketball behind the door complete with munching spider…did I really forget to put away those Halloween decorations by the sink?  And my work room?

Shudder.

Several times.

But, that’s okay because this year’s release program will take care of that — and more!  I’ll just take it one step at a time, multi-task to save steps, and onward I will go!  If I have trouble clearing out an area, I use the Three Pass Technique.  For example, have you ever gone through a drawer, cleaned it out, and found yourself putting most of it back?  Just can’t part with this.  I might need that.  Hmmm, what does that go to?  Better not throw it away.  Doesn’t matter that I’ve seen it in there for over a year and still have no clue what it belongs to.  So!  I developed the Three Pass Technique:

Pass One — Empty the drawer and clean it out.  Throw some stuff, like wadded up paper, silt, yarn boogers, etc.  Organize what is left and put it back.
Pass Two — One week or a few days later — Empty the drawer.  Throw more stuff.
Pass Three — One week or a few days after Pass Two — Empty the drawer.

Of course, you could always be courageous and just dump the entire drawer the first time.  Remember, you are in control.

The Three Pass Technique is super advantageous for many areas of your home from small to large.  Sometimes, you just can’t part with stuff the first time around.  Maybe because of an emotional attachment, or you might think it will be needed later, or you just aren’t sure who it belongs to.  Surprisingly, the second time looking at the same junk is both soothing and motivating.  Yeah, I know, it sounds crazy — yet, you realize that you are totally in control…and then you say to yourself, “I don’t really need that,” and out it goes.  Or, you may not have the epiphany of release until that third pass.  That’s okay.  The fact that you are revisiting the object a third time should tell you something — usually, that it needs to go and it is okay NOW to release it.

Are ya ready?  Let’s move on to today’s release!

Today’s Challenges!

Magickal Challenge — Today we are going to look around our living environment and we are going to find a place to set up a temporary Peace Altar.  This is a place where we can (for a moment each day) fill ourselves with light and joy and acknowledge our release activities.  This “place” can be a shelf, a table top, or even a movable candle board.  Once you find it, clean the area thoroughly and take some time decorating it in a way that you feel will serve your family best.  Bless the altar and add your Joy Jar.

When you have time, light a white candle and repeat the following:

There is peace in the moment.
There is peace in my person.
There is peace in my heart.
There is peace in my mind.
There is peace in my spirit.
I send light and blessings to my ancestors.
I send light and blessings to my family.
I send light and blessings to my friends.
There is joy within me.
So be it.

Take a deep breath after each sentence, allowing your words to become reality within you.  When finished, do the Star Throw Blessing.  To do this, stretch out your dominant hand toward the earth.  Imagine that there are glittering stars of healing there.  Scoop up that energy in one graceful movement and move the stars with that hand into your heart chakra.  Breathe deeply.  As you exhale, throw the stars out into the universe, imagining that they are blessings and healing energy to those you love (or for those who desperately need it right now).

Be the healer.

Practice the Peace Prayer and the Star Throw Blessing every day this week.  Each night before you go to bed, stop at your Peace Altar and acknowledge your hard work of the day.  Be proud of yourself and welcome the joy of accomplishment no matter how large or small.

Physical Challenge — Clean out one drawer somewhere within the home, as well as the following:

The 3-Minute Throw!!  Using a watch to keep track of time, see how much clutter your can remove in three minute bursts!  Have a race with your spouse, significant other or your kids!  Who can remove the most junk in the shortest amount of time!  If they complain, explain to them that the Universe can’t allow you to manifest new stuff if the old stuff is in the way!  Practice the 3-Minute Throw several times.

The 3-Minute Clean!!!  Using a watch to keep track of time, see how much you can clean (remove dirt, grime, grease) in three minute bursts!  See who can get surfaces the cleanest in the shortest amount of time!  Remember that dirt and grime hold negativity!  Practice the 3-Minute Clean as many times as you can!

Throw One Thing Away!!!  Yup, no giving or donating this week.  THIS WEEK is all about getting stuck, broken energy out of your living environment.  As long as you throw one thing away EACH day through the end of the program, you will have successfully completed this year’s challenge — all the rest is cake!

3-Minute Deep Breathing!!!  Gotta have it.  The Magick is in the breath!  Close your eyes, breathe deeply.  Pull energy up from the ground, into your feet, up through your heart, into your head, down back into your heart, and out through your hands.  The more you practice the better you get!  Eventually, we’ll add a focus; but, for this week, let’s just practice breathing deeply and running energy through your body.

3-Minute Walk Through!!!  Right before you go to bed, walk through your living environment, taking note of what you feel needs to be moved, removed, enhanced or completed tomorrow.  Write yourself a reminder if you like.  Pick up anything that wandered out of a corner and plopped itself in a space you already cleaned or cleared.  Pay attention to that area — it is magnetized.  Tomorrow, clear that space with a chant, prayer, or incense.  If it continues to “collect” consider how you can use this collection point to your best magickal advantage.

Before You Fall Asleep:  Right before you fall asleep, cast a circle in your mind around your bed.  Finish with:  “Peace with the Gods, Peace With Nature, Peace Within — Only the Good Remains” statement.

Today’s Summary

Create a Peace Altar, Cleanse and Bless it.

Repeat the Peace Prayer and practice the Star Throw Blessing.

Clean out one drawer.

Throw one thing away (most important task)

Practice the 3-Minute Throw, the 3-Minute Clean, and the 3-Minute Deep Breathing at least once today.

Don’t forget to add the coins to your Joy Jar!

Sleep well and see ya in the morning!

Peace with the Gods
Peace with Nature
Peace Within!

Silver

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