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!
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
Sleep Well and see you tomorrow!