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Day 17 – Great Release Program – Monday – 17 December 2018 – Silver RavenWolf


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Day Seventeen- of 2018 Great Release Program – 17 December – Monday

by Silver RavenWolf

2nd Quarter Moon in Aries – go! Go! Go!

Monday – Moon – Planetary Ruler –  Burn a blue candle surrounded with a mixture of pine needles, clove, and holly for family protection.

Today’s Header Photo comes from a program participant.  Her cat insisted on sitting in the middle of her spirit animals/people project.  I laughed and told her that the cat wanted her to make him one filled with catnip.  “Oh, I have pounds of that stuff!”she said, and so she did!  Here is the best photo ever…

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Her kitty has his very own catnip filled gnome!  He looks so happy!  Today’s challenge?  – Pet Day! You’ve been working really hard, so today is a fun day where you will pamper your pet(s) or celebrate nature. I’ve provided an organic puppy cookie recipe below if you’d like to try it for your pooch.  This week, I will also be making birdseed ornaments for our Yule Circle participants.  That recipe follows the cookie treats.  Last nite, after my ritual to Herne, I took apples to the woods for the deer.

Just remember…to complete today’s main challenge you must throw or give away one physical item.

Tomorrow…is Second Pass Day

Organic Puppy Treat Recipes

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Puppy Cookies — these treats are a batter pour using silicon molds

I started collecting and making my own dog treat recipes when one of my pets was diagnosed as diabetic.  I couldn’t believe all the junk in commercial pet treats, even those that were supposed to be good ones or higher priced.  I stumbled upon a basic mix and pour recipe – no rolling dough, which cuts the project time to about 15 minutes, and improved it by removing unnecessary ingredients and adding herbs that are safe and healthy for canines.

Bake time is 1 hour and 15 minutes at 350 degrees (depending upon your oven and the ingredients you use).  Keep checking after one hour — you want them firm on top but not burned.  You can add a variety of ingredients to satisfy your pet’s needs and tastes.  Double-check all ingredients to ensure they are safe for your pet.

Ingredients:

2 3/4 cups of organic broth — I use beef broth because my dog has a slight allergy to chicken — you can also use water or your own beef broth from your cooking

4 cups of Organic Garbanzo Bean flour — I don’t use any other flour (no wheat)

1 egg

1/4 cup of organic ground flax seed (helps to make the treats crunchier and are good for skin and coat).  Don’t use whole seeds as you lose the value, they must be ground.  Grind yourself for freshness as flax seeds can go rancid quickly.

Beat together in a mixing bowl.  It will be “soupy”.  That is the basic formula — now, you can get creative, adding what you think your dog will like best — here is what I often use:

1/4 cup of organic applesauce (no sugar added), or
1/4 cup of organic peanut butter (no sugar added), or
1/4 cup of organic pumpkin (organic raw not the pie mix)

You can also add:

1/2 cup of minced carrots
1/2 cup of shredded cheese (no color — white cheeses)
1 teaspoon of ground rosemary
1 teaspoon of oregano

Blend with mixer.  If you add peanut butter, the batter will be a bit stiffer.  No worries.  Pour batter (or spoon) into silicon baking molds sprayed with coconut oil (which actually helps to aid their digestion and give them a shiny coat).

Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes at 350 degrees – check at one hour, again at 1 hour 15, and every 5 minutes thereafter.  Ovens can be so twitchy; but, once you get it down you won’t have to keep checking the next time.  Your treats should be hard on top; but, not burned.  They will naturally be a bit spongy in the center.

Allow to cool.  I then put my cookies into a food dehydrator so they get crunchy, OR, you can leave them in the cooling oven overnight, which also helps to add crunch.  Refrigerate or, if you have used the dehydrator, put in a plastic container.  Will last a week on the shelf.  I keep one of those silicon packets that came in the commercial treats in the bottom of my container.  Its getting pretty old though because I haven’t bought treats in so long, lol.

Dried Meat Treats – Good if your dog is diabetic or has other issues 

Slice meat very thin.  Bake in oven 250 to 300 degrees until completely dry (or use a food dehydrator).

Wild Bird Treat Recipe

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To hang your treats, fill mold cavity halfway, drape ribbon/twine in a loop half in and half out of the cavity, cover with remaining mixture. 

My Progress:  Drum roll please…the closet IS DONE!!! WHOOT!  And the kitchen medicine cabinet, and the kitchen spice cabinet, and the tub.  Whew!

Summary

  1. Do the Morning Ritual – earn one gold star.
  2. Practice the Rattle Bath/Crystal Cleansing – earn one gold star.
  3. Mark what you accomplished on your Great Release Calendar
  4. Did you remember to invoke your special symbol first thing when you woke up? If you forgot, try again tomorrow, no worries.  Have you found this part of the challenge difficult or easy?  Have you used your special symbol at other times of the day?  When?
  5. One 3-minute Dash – earn 1 star.
  6. Burn an empowered blue candle surrounded with protective herbs! – earn 1 star.
  7. Celebrate Pet/Nature Day! — earn 5 stars.
  8. Make one of the recipes provided – earn 5 stars.
  9. Tonight, remember to practice your Nightly Buzz-Through Review. Earn 2 stars!
  10. Do a mental review of your day before you fall asleep – make it quick – don’t let the mind stick.

Peace with the Gods
Peace with Nature
Peace within!

Silver

 

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Day 16 – Great Release Program – 16 December 2018 – Sunday – Silver RavenWolf


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Penny Packets are excellent magickal vehicles — colorful, simple to make, perfect for a variety of themes.  Add a glitter ribbon and use as Yule Tree decorations!

Day Sixteen- of 2018 Great Release Program – 16 December – Sunday
By Silver RavenWolf

2nd Quarter Moon in Aries where you may find it easier to move forward and accomplish more than you anticipated!

Sunday – Sun – Planetary Ruler – burn a yellow or gold candle to encourage personal success.  Carve your name on it with an old pen or pencil.  Dress with a mixture of sugar and eggnog ( or milk or cream).  Pat dry.  Ring candle holder with sesame seeds to open the way to success!  OR…burn a red and yellow candle together for double success (Aries – fire – red; Sun – fire – yellow/gold).  Use the Venus Attraction Sigil shown below if you like.  Write what it is you wish to draw to you on the back of the sigil OR around the outer rim of the sigil – your choice.  State your purpose aloud.  Breathe deeply with your breath skipping across the sigil three times to activate.  Place under your candle.  When the candle burns completely, carry the sigil with you until what you desire manifests.  Throw the candle end and seeds away OR place the cold candle end and seeds in a conjure bag along with your sigil.

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Good Fortune Penny Packets – the artwork for today’s post shows simple penny packets made out of felt circles.  Super easy and quick to put together, you can stitch the circles or glue them with a glue gun.  A good vehicle for color magick, penny packets can be made in a variety of hues with any type of embellishment you desire from none to over the top!  They can take less than 5 minutes to put together – or, spend more time and show off yer fancy!  Today, we’ll use penny packets for attraction magick.  Start creating your pennies with two of the same size felt pieces.  These are the base and the part you want to stuff.  You can add smaller pennies on top (for design, color, or added charms).  Our working will include the attraction sigil in this post, holiday spices (or whatever you wish) as the herbal magick, a penny (or piece of copper), and a crystal or other gemstone of your choice.  For my herbal mixture, I used dried orange peel, cinnamon, allspice, ginger, and brown sugar.  Stuff spices and sigil into the two base pieces of the packet.  Add a small quartz crystal if you like.  Glue shut.  Embellish with additional, smaller circles, ribbons, beads, charms, etc.  Magick Penny Packets make wonderful Yule ornaments!

Note:  To really ramp up that sigil, brush the paper with eggnog and sprinkle with the spices.  Allow paper to dry completely (you can bake it in the oven at 185 degrees until dry) before stuffing in your Penny Packet.

Take a picture of your penny packet project and send it to me at ToadyProducts@msn.com — I don’t post names or addresses to keep your work anonymous and you safe.  You can claim your work by simply commenting that the photo belongs to you (or not).

Your Challenge Today – THAT BIG JOB YOU ARE AVOIDING!

Just remember…to complete today’s main challenge you must throw or give away one physical item.

Secondary Challenge – A fun project you’ve been neglecting because you’ve had more important things to do.  Fun is just as necessary

My Progress:  I decided to use this day to work on my weekly challenge – a project I’ve been avoiding – the hall closet.  Ug.  What we couldn’t find a place for in the laundry room – ended up in this tiny closet – in a jumble that could hide at least one corpse.  At the beginning of the week I cleared out a few things; but, then found myself caught up in a different area of the house.  Yesterday, I managed to sort out two shelves – unfortunately, everything I’ve been pulling out of the closet is still on the floor.  Argh!

Summary

  1. Do the Morning Ritual – earn one gold star.
  2. Practice the Rattle Bath/Crystal Cleansing – earn one gold star.
  3. Mark what you accomplished on your Great Release Calendar
  4. Did you remember to invoke your special symbol first thing when you woke up? If you forgot, try again tomorrow, no worries.  Have you found this part of the challenge difficult or easy?  Have you used your special symbol at other times of the day?  When?
  5. No dash today! – earn 1 star.
  6. Burn an empowered red/yellow candle rolled in milk, dried, and surrounded with sesame seeds – clear the way for opportunity this day! – earn 1 star.
  7. Make at least one Penny Packet — it can use the formula given, or something different that more meets your needs – earn 5 stars.
  8. Do the job you have been putting off! It is okay to take two days or more to do it.  You may make a good stab at it today, then tomorrow do a little more, and by the third day – ta-da!  You are finished!  No matter how long it takes you?  – earn 10 stars!
  9. Do an enjoyable task/project that you’ve been putting off because you are too busy. – earn 3 gold stars.
  10. Tonight, remember to practice your Nightly Buzz-Through Review. Earn 2 stars!
  11. Do a mental review of your day before you fall asleep – make it quick – don’t let the mind stick.

Peace with the Gods
Peace with Nature
Peace within!

Silver