Tag: Release

Exercise in Release by Silver RavenWolf


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Exercise in Release! by Silver RavenWolf

We all do it.  Hold on to past issues and present worries so tightly that they suffocate us.  Like a smothering, itchy blanket that we know we should have chucked in the trash long ago, our negative thoughts and feelings linger like a bad fart (is there a good one?) and weigh us down.    Even when we know the crises is over.  Even when the bad people have gone away.  Even when we realistically understand we should move on…

We cuddle the fart.

Revisit it.

Hold it close.

Breathe deep and fill ourselves with the noxious gas of memory.

Release Exercise:  I developed a simple exercise in release that uses a pen, paper, and fire.  Sit quietly, take several deep breaths, and concentrate on drawing in stages.  You don’t have to be an artist.  The idea is to translate the issue to the paper and as most issues are messy?  Art skill is not needed.  Honesty, however, is absolutely required.

The first pass, without lifting the pen, is to think about the facts as you know them.  No assumptions.  No “I think.”  No “maybe…”  Only the facts.  Also, 2nd hand information is iffy.  Just because Sarah told you something doesn’t make it so.   Go only with what you know for sure.  It is super okay if you don’t know everything.  That’s actually part of the process.  Let Spirit fill in the blanks.  It is okay.

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Once you have the “facts” layer completed it is time to draw the “emotional” layer.  This is how you feel about the entire situation – ALL your feelings.  Take your time.  Draw over the drawing.  You can stick with black and white, or you can get super creative and add color.

Finally, the third layer is what you “think” – the entire situation that has been squatting and farting in your mind “in total.”  Again, you can add color, or not.  Just let it all hang out!

When you are finished, sit back and take several deep breaths, then go to the sink and rinse off your hands under running water.  I also rub salt on the back of my neck.  All three of these techniques (release breathing, washing, and salt application) stem from my Braucherei practice.

release2nddrawingYou have now transferred the pattern of the thing from your mind to the paper.  This works two ways – you can see this design as a “birth”, or you can see this design as something you vomited out of yourself and it is high time you did that!

While you were drawing, other issues may have jumped into your mind.  These are associated energy patterns that are hooked into the current problem or issue.  Give them their own drawing as well, even if you don’t think they are related.  If they popped into your mind?  There is some sort of link.  Don’t shut those thoughts away.  Deal with it.  These thoughts may be attached to your self-esteem, worries, or fears from a different experience that have slithered into this one.  Take the time to let the negativity flow out.  Don’t dam it up.  Let go.  Release.

In the basic practice, burn the paper outdoors.  As you watch the flames break down and dissolve the drawing, you may wish to repeat:  “I blend with the Spirit of the Universe.  I release my feelings of anxiety, hatred, insecurity, and emotional pain from my mind, memory, heart, body, and soul.  I am One with Spirit, accepting the change, release, and healing I desire.  I am joy!”

Scatter the cold ashes to the wind.

To make the experience more sensory pleasurable, I have developed a Release Herbal Formula that consists of:

Lavender (Mercury)
Rose (Venus)
Vervain (Venus)
Holy Basil (Mars)
Chamomile (Sun)
Yarrow Flowers (Venus)
Lemon Balm (Mercury)
Dandelion Root (Jupiter)

You can put this blend in an herbal sachet, a dream pillow to remove dreams associated with the problem, stuff into poppets to release the situation and more.  If you are into doing your own research as it applies to your personal health care, you can design a tea from the listed herbs, choosing only those that do not interfere with pregnancy or current medications.  For example, Blue Vervain should not be used by pregnant women, as there is an indication that the herb can interfere with blood pressure medications.  (https://www.healthyhildegard.com/vervain/).

Sipping a tea with some of the listed herbs (those that are safe for you) can heighten the experience of release.  Look for over the counter organic herbal tea blends at the store that don’t contain “additional flavors” if you don’t want to make a blend of your own.

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For those of you who enjoy working with kits – I have a Release candle/herb offering in my WhisperMagick store, perfect for a single working or for a four-day spell/meditation.  The kit contains four specially blend soy tea candles, herbal blend, a rough quartz crystal, cotton conjure bag, and pinback button symbolizing freedom and peace that can be placed on the sachet or worn on clothing or purse/bag.  If you are into magickal oils, I have a Release oil perfect for anointing petitions and enchanted drawings.  Visit my store http://www.whispermagick.com for my selection of handcrafted products.

Note:  In this article, I have used the element of fire as the release mechanism for the drawing.  You can choose to use water (draw your design with washable markers, salt, or sugar), or earth — draw your design with herbals and scatter in the woods or fields, or air — draw your design with the smoke from an incense stick outdoors (so the smoke doesn’t hang on the premises).  Of the listed choices, I have found fire to be the most effective.

Thank you for visiting my blog!  Feel free to try this working and post your results.

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Release Week — Day 2 — Saturday #silverravenwolf


Saturday – 14 January 2017
3rd Quarter Moon begins in Leo – Voids – Moves into Virgo
Saturn Day

Today’s Goal – The Bathroom and Personal Care Products
Don’t Forget Your Main Goal

Thank you for all the comments you left on Day One of the Release Week Challenge!  I really appreciate hearing from you!  Some of you have asked why I posted “on the wrong day” — that is because I set this challenge up early so that folks from other countries could also enjoy it.  Some are 7 hours or more ahead of the United States, so posting early is helpful to them.  Please also note that we are using the Almanac Quarter Division for the monthly astro info — not the 8 Phase moon model.  This may confuse someone who isn’t familiar with both types of moon information.  I use Llewellyn’s Daily Planetary Guide for source material.

Secondly, there have been requests for the Universal Fluid Condenser formula.  Here is a current link for you:  http://www.wicca-chat.com/bos/magick/fluid-condenser.txt  This is from Sybil Leek material.

tacocatsinkFor the last two years I have been creating and designing magickal herbal formulas and powders, unique enchanted sigils, and a plethora of Spirit Dolls.  Say “Hellow!” to Taco Cat!  the mascot of the 2017 Release Week Program.  He is a one of a kind Spirit doll that I designed to help me with motivational projects.  He is stuffed with a selection of “git-er-done” magickal herbs, a big crystal and a paper sigil.  I then painted the stuffed muslin form with brown acrylics.  When dry, Taco Cat was sanded, painted with coffee, and rubbed with taco spice herbs mixed with real moonshine, provided by a kindly southern friend. (which is why I call him Taco Cat!).  He was baked for 20 minutes in the oven.  I finished Taco Cat by completing the eyes, painting the tail, and adding needle felted hair and glitter.  Taco Cat is an extension of my desire to finish projects quickly and efficiently. As life doesn’t always work that way, Taco Cat represents my desire to complete all my goals.  I can always try!  Never give up and never give in!  Taco Cat reminds me of this – keep working – keep going – even when you don’t want to or don’t feel like it.  Even when you are hurting, or feeling sad, or lost, or…whatever!  You can do it.  “I gotcha back! say de Taco Cat!”

After 30 years of smoking?  I celebrate 3 months smoke-free at the end of this program. Cold Turkey.  No vaping, no pills, no patches, no gum.

Just blind determination.

And de Taco Cat.

Taco Cat spent all week posing for each day’s picture to go along with the program.  He was there as I completed each recommended task.  I never ask you to do anything I have not done myself.  Taco Cat was so excited to be of service!  He asked if he could have his picture taken with the family’s Need Dolly.  So here it is!  Taco Cat is not for sale and you won’t be able to find a spirit animal like him anywhere — his birth was in my mind transferred to graph paper in the wee hours of the morning under a Scorpio moon.

On a final note — I received some comments about the astrological information — due to the varying time zones of the individuals using the program, I can’t give absolute times  for your specific location– if this is important to you, use an astrological computer program or handbook of your choice.

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Astrologically, today is a busy day!  The Leo Moon is blabbing to a compendium of planets in a positive way – so rocketing forward is a great goal, especially if you work in the early morning hours.  The Moon Voids in the afternoon and here we work on daily tasks and hum-drum stuff.  Later, the Moon moves into orderly Virgo.  This energy will be very helpful for our cleansing and clearing activities.

Get your day started with a few 3-minute-dashes, then move on to the bathroom and your personal care products (which always manage to get nasty the longer you keep them).   The primary focus of this week is:  Get Rid Of (not buy more).  Empty spots tend to pull items in.  Have you ever noticed that when you make a concerted effort to clear an area that junk wanders in from other people’s hands?  Aye-ya!  This time, when you clean and get rid of?

Ward and seal the area.

Magickally.

You can sprinkle holy water, use a sage stick or sacred incense, tuning forks or a singing bowl – all of these objects linked with the practice of connecting with peace and harmony boost not only your emotions but the emotions of others in the home as well.

Take a Walk Outdoors Today

At the beginning of the program I encouraged you to go outside and find natural objects for your Need Doll.  Some of you indicated that the weather was just too awful, and I suggested that you use your imagination and walk around your living environment and find useful items that way.  Taco Cat and I will be taking a walk in the woods again today.  The fresh air is important for your continued healing, even if is just a little bit.  We are going to write down on a piece of paper all we want to get rid of in our lives before we go into the forest.  Then, we are going to walk as far as we can, just enjoying nature.  Right before we turn to go home, we will safely burn our paper, then scatter the cold ashes.  We will ask a tree to help us, and the briars, too!  We will also leave birdseed for the birds and food for other critters.  Then, without looking back, we will turn around and come home.  It is okay to let go of things that hurt you so.

 

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Today is a Saturn day – the foundation of limits, structure, and rewards.  Saturn also applies to older folks, antiques, DIY projects, and stuff you should have completed ages ago?  And didn’t.  Take advantage of Saturn’s “finish” energy to complete open projects you’ve been ignoring.  Have fun with today’s tasks!

Love
Silver and Taco Cat

Summary

Do several one-minute or three-minute dashes.
Clean out and organize you’re the bathroom and personal care projects.
Do one task that helps you accomplish your primary goal for the week.
Throw or give one thing away.
Empower and burn one white candle.

The artwork for this program was created with a mobile phone app called PicsArt – https://picsart.com/