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Silver RavenWolf – Day 13 -Sunday – Great Release Challenge


2015 Great Release Program
Day 13 – December 13 2015
by Silver RavenWolf

Every day you must throw or give something away!

First Quarter Moon in Capricorn (Beginnings!)

Ideal Planetary Hour for Magick — Saturn Hour for Capricorn Energy –
Sun Hour for the Ruler of the Day

This Week’s Theme:  The Empowerment of Self

The Foundation —  Begin your day with the Braucherei Morning cleansing and empowerment exercise (please view first post of the program ).

This Week’s Theme — The Empowerment of Self

On Day 12 you were given the challenge of designing a Five Rays of Joy program tailored just for you– a set of magickal steps you will use each morning as soon as you wake up.  This activity is designed to boost your self esteem and magnetize the field around you with positive, uplifting energy.  This week, try your best to use your Five Rays of Joy sequence first thing in the morning, and any time you are feeling depressed, stressed, frightened or unhappy.  Focus on the positive.  Take deep breaths, and if you run into an extremely stressful problem, run your hands under cold water while breathing deeply.

If you like, continue to use the Peace Prayer in your daily activities (located in Day 2 of the program) and and Peace in the Moment visualization.  When you have finished with this week’s theme exercise, move on to today’s fun activities!

Today’s Magickal Challenge

This past week we were gifted with a new member at our healing circle.  She talked about a presentation she was giving this year at a senior citizen center, focusing on the 13 Jolasveinars (Yuletide Elves also in some areas referred to as the 13 Santas) and Christmas in Iceland.  The 13 Jolasveinars, thought to be sons of mountain trolls,  each arrive on a different day bringing goodies or rotten potatoes (depending on whether you’ve been good or bad), beginning December 12th, until Christmas Day.  Here is a short article for those of you who are interested in the topic: Yule Lads

Our discussion led to house spirits in general, and the European belief in household helper-elves (who can be mischievous if not fed).  In Germanic folklore, these sprites are called Kobold.  They often materialize in the form of a candle, an animal, a fire, or child-size human being.  Offerings of bread and beer are left by the hearth (as the sprites tend to live there because it is considered the heart of the home).  Effigies of the little sprites were sometimes carved from wood, mandrake, or wax, in the belief that the spirit would take up residence in the poppet.  Some modern day Pagans make complete small houses or a miniature room for the house spirit, leaving offerings by the diorama to encourage prosperity, good fortune, and good health in the home.

According to our visitor, on New Year’s Eve, the housewife in Iceland would chant a traditional greeting to the Elves:

Let those who want to, arrive
Let those who want to, leave
Let those who want to, stay
Without harm to me or mine.

By acknowledging the Spirits, the homeowner is saying that she understands the world around her carries the seen and the unseen — and that the balance of both can be obtained by the wise.

You may wish to research Pagan House Spirits (General European), Kobolds (German), Tomte, Nisse (Norway, Denmark) and choose whether or not you would like to work with them this holiday season.  Just remember, if you call one — and then ignore it — you may encounter mischief rather than prosperity and good fortune!  When I was child, I was given a Tomte and told it was a wish puppet.  Indeed, he certainly did fulfill his magickal obligation.  When he was finished…he disappeared.  Perhaps I will see him again someday!

Here is a Swedish gnome pattern I found on Etsy — looks like fun for those who like the crafty side of magick — Gnome Pattern PDF Link  You can also find a free pattern at Crafter Without a Cat of a Santa that you could turn into a gnome design.

The second part of today’s Magickal Challenge is to study the Ur/Uruz rune below and consider how you can use it in your workings today — whether they be magickal or mundane.


Today’s Physical Challenge 

The worst closet in the house.  Clean it out.  Give away old items in that closet that no longer serve a purpose and throw out broken items, junk, and trash.  Organize the closet.  You can do it!

Today’s Summary

Practice the Peace in the Moment Exercise.

Repeat the Peace Prayer, Star Throw Blessing, and Peace in the Moment exercises if you like.

Practice your personal Five Rays of Joy wake-up program.

Do a little research on House Spirits and decide whether you would like to work with one.

Study and use the Ur/Uruz Rune.

Clean out the worst closet in your living environment.

     Throw out or give one thing away (most important task)

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

Peace with the Gods
Peace with Nature
Peace Within

Sleep Well and see you tomorrow!



Llewellyn Author of over 23 magickally enchanting books. Braucherei practitioner. Artist, photographer, quilter, chandler, doll maker and lover of genealogy. Visit her WhisperMagick online shoppe at

14 thoughts on “Silver RavenWolf – Day 13 -Sunday – Great Release Challenge

  1. First thanks again! I remember one year you talked about how after you clean an area suddenly others are attracted to it and will junk it up again if not careful.,which is sooo true. I am experiencing the same with my self. As I am working onbeing more positive , it seems to effect some postively but others seem to feel I am a place to dump negativity. Do others sense this too? Any help would be welcome.

    1. That makes perfect sense. You are dealing with negative patterning — not always your own, lol. Be firm. Keep moving the junk. Dry spraying a little vinegar in the air around the place. You can also cut the air with a knife, chanting evil be gone. Let me know if either suggestion helps.

  2. Funny Lady! I read that we need to clean out a closet today and my first thought was ‘Pick an easy one’, and then I reread it and it says your worst one. Hehehe, you must have anticipated that…. oh well, I guess I’ll be spending the day in my closet! ❤ Blessings!

  3. Those gnomes in the pattern are super cute! And I love the chant, definitely going to be working with that at sometime.

    My son had a friend stay over last night, so our bi-weekly cleaning (he helps me on days he’s not at school) got pushed back a little, but he’s finishing up now (I did my part earlier hehe) He’s normally pretty good about helping without fussing about it, but he definitely likes to procrastinate (I let him pick which day we clean on weekends, and he always picks Sunday…so when we have other plans, it can make Sunday a very full day).

    Our closets are pretty neat, I have acquired quite a few bins over the years, so things are mostly organized in bins. I ended up spending most of the day panting (though I got about half the panting done that needs to be done by next Saturday, so I was quite pleased).

    I love the inclusion of runes (I’m a big student and fan of them!), and I always love seeing how other people interpret or understand them. To me, hearing someone else’s personal take helps build a lot of depth in how I related to the runes. Uruz always reminds me of some of the stories I’ve heard of early man hunting big game. Though the prey was often many, many times stronger, it was a brute strength, so man could use his intelligence to prevail. I think that strength is often seen as being at odds with intelligence, and that it is very easy to approach things from a brute force perspective (and sometimes that is needed!), but we should always remember to think and make sure that is the best way to do things before just barging in.

  4. So… we baked some Yule cookies today and made a batch of jam filled and chocolate covered ones – with Uruz runes on top of them, made with almond bits. 🙂 I love combining the magickal with the practical, so why not have some cookies with a bit *more* inside? 😀

  5. sometimes i don’t know what watches over me??? i had a friend who told me if i was confused to pray ,” To whom it may concern???” –what a riot huh?? but i know there are different how to say it energies in the house. and i know that i am watched over and so is my family. i burn candles to honor the guides in my house…the idea of a little place for offerings though is a beautiful. idea,,.i know they earn there keep! hah! and should be honored and held in high esteem. i have so many alters i have to stick them on the peace alter and i think that’s a good place for them. (at least i hope so) i’ll find out son enough if it’s not! 🙂 thanks for honoring something very important to me! blessings to you and everyone in this program. this is pretty awesome stuff..question i’m having a hard time making my joy ritual ,,can i do both the older one with the charms and the other one when i wake up..i find these little sayings are helping me immensly.. i had a rough today and it makes since if having a hard time to repeat your five joys..thank -you for everything..

  6. I LOVE this idea! I’ve always had a bit of an affinity with the Good People & House Spirits! I live in the city now, but grew up in the lush country. Back before I had any notion of magick as a real practice, when I was very young, I would spend hours outside making a little home for the Faeries. I stuck twigs into the earth in the form of a square to make the walls, leaving a gap for the door & used a bushy pine tree branch for the roof. I think I used some of my mother’s scrap fabric to make a bed & took some of her sewing thread to leave in there for Them to use. I remember being scolded for spending hours doing that instead of my book report, but that didn’t stop me from feeling proud. I truly felt I had helped Them by creating a small shelter. That is still one of my favorite childhood memories!
    I used to also roll up little pieces of sourdough bread from dinner & stick it under my bed for them. I’d always hoped to find a few bites taken, but I don’t blame them for not wanting to eat a sticky lump of bread a nine-year-old rolled up, lol.
    My grandmother definitely influenced my love for Faeries & Angels. She loved & believed in magick & always had a loving home filled with pictures & statues of them both inside her house & in her garden. One of my favorite books that remind me so dearly of her is the illustrated book on gnomes. I used to pour over it & loved all of the little details in the pictures. In fact I am using that for the inspiration of the drawings I’m doing in order to honor our House Spirits!

      1. Thank you! I’m definitely going to need Their help with what little time we have left before the New Year. 😉

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