Category: Mini Great Release Challenge

Day 14 – Mini Release Program – by Silver RavenWolf


gratitudeGreetings My Friends!

I’ve spent my morning zipping about, preparing for my coven’s first online healing circle via video conferencing.  Many of my Black Forest folks have been doing this for a while.  I’m a little slow to join the program.  But, that’s the cool thing about our current circumstances — looking outside the cauldron and welcoming positive, uplifting solutions!  Just because one area of our lives may “appear” stagnant, doesn’t mean everything goes full stop.  True, you may be feeling like your life car just hit a pile of dirty, stinky dinosaur bones on the railroad track of your destiny — but, like everything else?  This will pass.  Those dinosaur bones?  They represent refusal to change and they are insisting that you finally do something about it — as a people, as a tribe, as a family, and as yourself.

Here is the message I sent out via my FB pages today:  From Silver and the RavenWolf Hearthtone:  I would like to make this note.  If you become ill, it is really important to seek medical care.  It is also vital that no matter what you’ve been diagnosed with that you continue to communicate with family, friends, or loved ones long-distance at least once a day.  The virus does not reach out through your phone or the internet to infect others.  Let someone in your circle know you are sick so that they can check-in with you.  Make a pact that you will answer the phone at a specific time of day.   Don’t like phone calls?  Text.  “I am good.”  And, for pity sake, don’t lie.

If you aren’t sick (praise whatever runs the universe, right?) but, you know someone who is, don’t forget to keep in contact through the phone or internet if you can.  Sometimes, a person with a lot of friends has so many that each thinks the other is doing something to help you, and in the end… no one is doing anything because they think someone else has said with confidence, “I got this.”  Except, no one has anything.

I also understand how lonely, unhappy, and stressed you might be right now. I would love to hug you and whisper with support, “This, too, shall pass,” because I see strong, confident ancestors all around you, helping you through this time. In fact, I see a line of healers back to the beginning stepping forward, embracing humanity, pulsing with “the touch”. But, that just doesn’t cut it when you are sitting, staring out the window, with no one to talk to, right? A vision.

Big deal! Doesn’t help how you are feeling. But…Here is a link to people who CAN help you. Here is a list of common crisis hotline numbers. Please be brave. Reach out for help.

List of Crisis Hotline Numbers

This message will be sent out again tomorrow — just to ensure that it is seen.  Sometimes social media rolls so fast, someone who needs the information misses it.

Today’s Challenge — Gratitude — Collect 11 things from your living environment that represent your feelings of Gratitude — What are you thankful for?  If your family is participating, be sure everyone has a chance to add something to the table.  The items will begin to energetically knit themselves together simply through the act of gratitude.  Arrange the items in a circle on the dining room table (or in the center of the home on a fire-safe surface).  Place a cauldron, candle, or electric candle in the center.  Whisper the things you are grateful for — like a mantra.  Repeat some lines, change some lines, get yourself to that “zone” of pure peace.  It will take as long as it takes.  When you are finished, thank the “spirits of the objects” and the universe in general.  Leave the items in place for 24 hours then use your intuition on how to disassemble your gratitude pattern.  Often within that time period, answers to solutions, or things needed, quickly come to you.

Summary – Total possible stars 76

Throw or Give one Thing Away – 1 star
Perform Today’s Challenge — Gratitude Altar – earn 25 stars
Do one 3- minute Dash – earn 25 stars
Share the Hotline Numbers with your friends and family — earn 25 stars

Big Hugs!

Peace with the Gods
Peace with Nature
Peace Within

Silver

http://www.whispermagick.com

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Day 13 – Mini Release Program – March by Silver RavenWolf


Hey there!  Delighted to see you!

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Painting created by Colleen!   Smoky Quartz Crystal Ball is a gift from a coven sister in Colorado.

This is Day 13 of Quarantine, and from the news reports, it looks like we’re going to be in this for the long haul.  Don’t worry, I’ll hang in there with you!  If you are one of the gazillion negative Covid-19 cases (which means you have the normal creeping crud), I feel for you and wish you a speedy recovery.  Get your blankie, your tissues, and think about how you are going to do all these fun challenges when you feel better.   One Braucherei technique that many of us use today when dealing with illness is super easy.  Even if it doesn’t miraculously take away your illness (tongue-in-cheek-here), you certainly do feel a lot better after you perform the technique.  If you are sick, remember to open the back door every day and spit out the door, commanding the illness to leave you.  Really mean it.  Yell if you like!  When you are finished, slam the door (without breaking the glass).  Trust me, mentally, you feel so much better because you just told that dirty, rotten scumbag to get out of your body.  “And don’t let the door hit ya!”

Today’s Challenge!  Dark Corners!

The corners of our home’s collect dirt, bits of trash, dead bugs, and other sundry nasties.   In folk magick, some believe that these dark places breed nightmares, bad luck, and sickness if they aren’t aired out and “taken to light” at least once a season. 

And you always wondered the real reason for spring cleaning, right?

For this challenge, you will need a hand vacuum (or vacuum with a hose), an empty jar, at least half a cup of salt (or more — I used 2 cups to keep my candle positioned safely in the jar), your cauldron, a piece of white paper, and a white candle.   If you don’t have a vacuum, use a broom and brush the dirt onto a dustpan or piece of paper.   You may also want to take a spray cleaner and paper towels or cleaning rag with you.

The east corner of one’s home is considered a place of good luck, so we want to begin there, and then move in a circular motion around the active living areas of the home.  These busy places would include the kitchen, living room, dining room, bedrooms, office, and any other spaces that see activity such as a screened-in back porch, basement game room, etc.

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To begin, pour the white salt into a clean, open jar.  Bless the white candle and the salt.  I To get myself in the right mindset, I always begin:  “There is one Power, which is the God and the Goddess, which is perfect in truth, order, and mutual good.”  From this statement, I call in whatever is needed for the working at hand.  I like to be honest, clear, and speak from the heart.  Too many words tend to confuse the issue since all energy is intelligent (can be manipulated) and the more factors you add, the less clear the intent.  For this working, I suggest that you light the candle asking that the positive spirits of the universe bless and protect your home — may they bring good health, wisdom, and harmony, etc.  If you speak your spells from the heart, then they carry more power.  I always take a deep breath before I begin, settle my mind into my heart, and then work from this combined force.

Move around the house with the white candle, exposing all the dark corners with the light.  You can just do the four corners of each room, or you can hold the light to other dark corners, for example, where a free-standing closet creates its own dimly lit area due to its positioning in the room.  As you visit each corner, clean it, collect the dirt, sprinkle a bit of salt, and bless the area.

When you are finished, scrape some of the dirt you collected onto a piece of paper.  Roll the paper away from you.  Burn the paper in your cauldron, reciting the Evil Be Gone chant (Evil be gone, do not return, the horse has run off, and the bridges are burned!), or other favorite banishing chant.

Dump the cold ashes in the outside trash along with the contents of the vacuum cleaner.

Summary

Give or throw one thing away — earn 1 star
Complete today’s Dark Corner Challenge! — earn 50 stars
Do 5 Three-Minute Dashes — earn 25 stars

Big Hugs

Peace with the Gods
Peace with Nature
Peace Within

Silver

http://www.whispermagick.com

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