I Conjure Thee …The Witching Hour
by Silver RavenWolf
I stood staring at my altar in my dining room. The first lacy fingers of autumn encircling me with Her cool touch. The trees beyond the window whispered like the feathery sound of your palms when you rub them gently together to raise energy for a spell. I took a deep breath.
High noon; but, the house was cloaked in inner twilight. Summer’s end in the woods, where chilly, dark shadows are punctuated with brilliant pools of just-warm-sunlight. Not a bad thing.
I stared at my familiar tools. My rattle. My bell. Sweet-apple incense smoke tickled the stillness.
I had no idea what to say.
I watched the flame of my celebratory, golden beeswax candle spit and sparkle as I passed a bit of Crown of Success powder over its vacillating tongue.
I gazed at my newest book, propped between my Lord and Lady candles. My first copy arrived today. Eight years it took to write. Eight years of research. Eight years of life. Eight years of experience – Success, Failure, Learning, Death, Knowledge, Birth, Courage, Heartbreak and Joy.
Eight – a number signifying mastery and accomplishment.
But, only the beginning.
I thought of all the people who supported me through those eight years. From their love now springs help for others. You will never know them. Not see them. But, they are ghosts – happy spirits that haunt every page – that said, “Never give up. Never give in. You can do this.”
And I did.
I thought of all the people who would read the book. I asked that each individual that opened the cover be given what they need. That the Web of the Wyrrd provides love, good fortune, and success for those who accepted that energy. I watched in my mind as silver strings of light shot out from my altar and into the universe…
I found my voice.
“If the people fear,” I said, “may they receive courage. If the reader encounters illness, may they embrace healing. If they are lonely, may they see the full realization that we are only lost to ourselves – that we are never truly alone. If they are in danger, may they be given protection. As I breathe and speak the words of power may each soul experience the love and compassion they need. May the Web of the Wyrrd be turned in accordance with my wish and my will!”
So be it.
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Day Fourteen — 2011 Great Release Challenge!
Wednesday, 14 December
by Silver RavenWolf
Ring the bell!
Yesterday we went back over the Gold Star Meditation and we discussed your energy experiment and how it applied to the meditation. Today, I have a special request that continues our combined research on energy work and how it can positively affect your environment. We are going to use a simple, Braucherei-style charm. The wonderful thing about this magickal system is whether you are a purist at heart, or are more on the modern creative side, as long as you follow one or two simple rules — it will always work for you.
In Braucherei, fortifying analogies are common where in you take an example you-know-to-be-true (at least to you) and incorporate that “knowing” to take you into the unknown (a future desire) and make it so.
Although religious examples are common (the purist) — with what we know today of history, and how it is written, the modern creative who borders more on the scientific may choose entirely different analogies and still receive the same results. It all comes down to what YOU believe. Not what I believe. Not what someone says you are supposed to believe. What you believe. For our work today, we are going to use an analogy that is difficult to dispute by either the purist or the creative soul:
As bright as the sun
As light as the day
That’s the first part of our chant. The second Braucherei rule we will follow is the rule of three. Every chant or charm is said three times.
First, though, you need to pick a room, preferably one you’ve already cleansed to get the most out of our energy work today. This room can be one that is most used by the family, OR it can be a room in which you have recently had an all-out argument with someone. I mention this because a few of you have written on your comments about how things are not serene in your household for whatever reason. This room, where the arguments take place? Soaks up that energy. Long after the words are out and the tears are dry, the room continues to hold the argument. If the room isn’t cleansed, then the negative energy either lies dormant to flair up at another argument, or constantly collects more negative energy to itself. If you have teenagers, mentally challenged individuals, etc., the energy is intensified by their personal-power-gone-wild. Enter, sometimes, the poltergeist phenomena.
Getting rid of the dirt and junk you can see is definitely a pain; but, at least it is something tangible you can acknowledge and then by your sight take care of and know that the dirt and grime are gone. We often forget, however, that the unseen can muck up our lives just as much as the physical because we don’t visually see it, and if we are not in touch with our sensors (our emotional feelings) then we either ignore the intangible or don’t register that its there because we are just too darned busy with what we can see.
Today’s work, is going to take care of that oversight.
Now, as a warning, if you pick a large, cluttered room, you’re going to become disenchanted quickly and trash today’s work as too much effort. You may want to remove all clutter and any extraneous junk that doesn’t really belong there before we start. Okay?
Today, you will need four supplies, and if you don’t have them, that’s alright. I’m choosing to use a spray bottle of holy water with the added ingredient of a fresh, rosemary sprig. I’ll also be carrying a clean, white towel in my back pocket, to wipe the water I spray on objects should water be prone to mar the surface, etc. Finally, I’ll be keeping an empty trash bag available. I’ll tell you what that is for in a minute.
Are you ready?
Let’s take a nice, deep breath, connect with the heaven, connect with the earth. Relax. Do this two more times. Think of yourself as the star in your Golden Star Meditation. Once you feel like you are glowing, shining, sparkling, we are ready to move on. Are you there yet? The glowing part? Yes, jokes are good. Excellent! Let’s get started.
Walk into the room and go to the first object on your right. Give it a spritz or two with holy water. Lay both hands on the object, intone the following chant three times:
As bright as the sun
As light as the day
Blessings upon you
In every way.
That’s it. That’s all there is to the chant. It is simple, easy to remember, pulls in the necessary analogy, and calls upon positive energy to surround and enter the object (through your hands). If you are REALLY serious about this energy work, you will intone the chant nine times rather than three. However, I’m giving you wiggle room here. Granted, you will probably get more out of the nine repetition than the three; but, you need to learn to rely on your gut. While you are chanting, imagine the object glow with clean, fresh, loving bright light. To keep up the chanting beat, you can draw the word “every” out from two syllables to three: Ev-ER-EE. Say the chant both ways to see how it fits best for you.
Next, put that object down. Seal your work on that object with an equal-armed cross in the air. Go to the next object and repeat the process — spray, wipe, chant, visualize, seal. If the object is too big, like a chair, just lay your hands on it while you chant. Some people, as they move around the room, see things that they don’t want in there anymore. That’s what the trash bag is for.
Your goal is to SWCVS (spray,wipe,chant,visualize,seal) every single object in the room! See why I told you not to pick a messy room? Heck, you’d be there all day and into the night! If you have a family that likes to do magick, get them involved. Rather than moving clockwise, have them go to whatever object they desire. Who can empower the most items? Who can shout the loudest? When five people are SWCVS-ing — it may seem chaotic; but, as you are only calling in laughter and positive energy — that’s okay. When you are done with the entire room, step back, ring your bell super hard, and seal the entire room with the equal-armed-cross motion in the air.
So! Now! Just how does that room feel? And, more importantly, watch the behavior in this room for the next week. What happens? Be sure to write and tell us!
The Braucherei chant I just gave you has variations. Interesting ones. For example, if you are going to be someplace where you know someone you don’t like (for a good reason of course) is supposed to be there, too, the following chant is used:
Bright as the sun
Light as the day
If there is evil within you
You’ll get lost on the way!
Now, if YOU get lost — time to do a cleansing.
Finally, if you are moving, and I know some of you are. SWCVS every box. When all the rooms are cleaned out, do a cleansing with the candle, the holy water, and the bells. SWCVS every wall in every room, every floor, and every ceiling with your visualization that the house sells quickly. BEFORE you move into the new place (if you can) do a cleansing with the candle, holy water, and bells and SWCVS every wall in every room, the floor and the ceiling. Let’s face it, who knows what junk that you can’t see was left behind?
Your Physical Mission Today —
For the Busy Person — The Silverware Drawer
For the Dedicated Enthusiast — The Silverware Drawer!
Ring the bell!
Gold Star Meditation For Today —
If you complete this challenge — you earn another gold star! This is number fourteen! Your energy work today counts as your Gold Star Meditation. If you completed the work — then you earn this super huge gold star! Where to put it? This time not on you — but, on the top of your house. And, yes, you can even go outside and hang a physical gold star if you like!
Oh! I’m sorry, what is it? Blessings from the Divine.
Remember that list you made on the first day? Keep it handy, we’ll be working with it soon. (Getting tired of seeing this sentence, yet?)
Release Program Diary
Onward and upward! Computer files backed up. Security programs updated and necessary installations made. Defrag done. Firewall stuff. Check! Tools from middle room put in their own tote box. Two more bags of junk out the door. Clothing on route to donation box. Rat Palace cleaned (would have had to do that, anyway, ’twas the day). Laundry in process (that’s an always, too). Another piece of broken furniture put out on the curb.
Hmmm. I forgot to take a shower.
Guess that’s what I’m doing next!
Peace with the Gods
Peace with Nature
So Be It!