Wednesday, April 21, 2010

And so it begins ....almost!

Well- yesterday I spent the morning with my Dad and we went to the bank and he gave me the loan for the business its a small loan so I have to be careful and I'm just going to stick my toe in for now and see who's biting lol .  The account is set up and I am waiting on the debit card to begin my purchases and blending. If you know of anyone who is interested in hand blended perfumes and wellness products send them my way- will have room sprays, tub teas, bath salts, and oils, perfume (solid and oils ) body oils, and other things - and the items will be created upon request so bear with me!
I had a wonderful morning with my dad and totally enjoyed spending time with him and am so so grateful for his confidence in me! It is a memory I will always have and forever will tuck into my heart of him. I feel very blessed and am taking baby steps to create (hopefully) a successful home based business!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Prayer for The Sick

Seems of late- lots of beloved friends and relatives are unwell...this is a wonderful prayer to say while you lite a white candle to send healing vibes their way....

Crone, Mother, wise woman, you have given us all sorts of herbs, barks, flowers and roots that can heal us. Please grant me the knowledge and wisdom to best use your energies to heal this world, especially *(name of sick person )-(in my case= John Mann.)
Dear Father, healing physician, please send forth your healing energies and put an end to the suffering of the world's sick, especially *(name of sick person) -( John Mann.)
Thank you for you endless compassion.
So Mote It Be.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Prayers/ Meditaions

Evening Devotion

O God, my Father, I now ready myself for sleep. The day has been long and hard, but there have been many blessing I am very grateful for. If you decide to call me to the Summerland this night, I will have no regrets about my life here on Earth, for I have done my best to please you.
O Goddess, my Mother, I am now ready to place myself in your loving care as I sleep. I find comfort and sanctuary in your arms. Please grant me peace in this life and the next.
So Mote It Be.

**From: The Wiccan Book of Prayer - Mark Ventimiglia

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Chakra Clearing Therapy

*taken from Secrets Of Modern Witchcraft Revealed~ Lady Sabrina

Sit quietly and relax, as in your general relaxation excersize. Breathe in to a count of 5 and then exhale to a count of 5. Do this several times, until you are completely relaxed.
Focus your consciousness on your Root Chakra. Continue your rhythmic breathing. Now breathe in from the Root Chakra. Visualize the area glowing red as you breathe.
Take a moment and rest, but continue the rhythmic breathing. Move your attention up to your Spleen Chakra. Breathe in and out thru this chakra as you visualize it glowing bright orange.
Rest and continue. Move your attention up to the Solar Plexus Chakra. Breathe in and out thru this chakra as you visualize it glowing a bright yellow.
Rest and continue. Move your attention up to the Heart chakra. Breathe in and out thru it as you do, visualize it glowing a bright green.
Rest then slowly move on. Breathe in and out thru your Throat Chakra as you visualize it glowing turquiose blue. Rest, continue breathing and proceed to the Brow Chakra and visualize it glowing a bright violet/indigo .
Take a moment to rest, make sure your breathing is controlled, and then continue. Relax and force all of the energy you have gathered, working up the ladder of your chakras, out -thru the top of your head (Crown Chakra) in a stream of white/violet light. Feel the energy flowing out and away from you, taking any negative or unclean energies with it.
When you feel all the energy has stopped flowing, visualize the Crown Chakra closed. Take a few moments to realx and then stand up. Position your hands over the top of your head and slowly move them down, palms inward, as you close each of the other chakras. Complete the excersize by taking a shower or bath to physically rinse away any leftover negative energies.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

7 Chakras

-the root chakra is located at the base of the spine and it is the root, the foundation of consiousness.
-here are the survival instincts and desires for pleasure and procreation
-the root level of consciousness deals with all the issues of the material world and the struggles of life that go along with physical existance.
-Tells you what you need for survival as an individual. Problems will occur when you arent grounded, often this occurs when you are trying to take care of another persons welfare and neglecting your own.

-the first center of emotional consiousness, where you reach out and build relationships with others
-associated with intimacy, trust, sexual relationships and how you communicate basic feelings
- the center of creativity
-problems here often occur when you are too open to the feelings of others, this can cause you to enter into a sypathetic state of complicity with them and to duplicate their emotions, when this happens youre acting off their data, not your own - therefore, you need to learn how to distinguish between the emotions of others and your own.

- is the center of power, ruling a basic fight or flight response
-the issues of self-image, self esteem, the loss of power, creating fear and anger
-associating with issues of control - how we control ourselves, how we control others or how we let ourselves be controlled
-problems can occur here when you constantly give in to the demands of avaricious people: the kind of folks who want your energy, money, property and support with no strings attatched. When you habitually give in to the demands of others you deplete your energy reserves and sense of self.

-is the realm of love and connecting to others on an emotional level without need or control being the motivating factor
-at this level, we explore empathy and relationships (family, friends, romance, spiritual and unconditional love)
- the bridge between lower and higher chakras
-problems occur here when you are out of affinity with your higher self, if you cannot look at yourself with love, you cannot give or recieve love.

- is the chakra of communication and expressing your ideas, the energy center for speaking also the power of listening
-here we express the will of our lower chakras, giving word and form to things that are often seen as intangible, the expressed will is the power of the magic word.
-problems occur here when your communicationwith others is not clear, direct and honest. We all communicate and grow thru our words and emotional expressions. Let go of unfinished conversations, unspoken thoughts and try to focus on the present.

-the realm of psychic sight, seeing images of both past, present and future and projecting magical concepts of what you wish to create
-the image of ourselves in action and as a spiritual center and represents trancending the dualities of the world and finding one-ness.
-thru this chakra individual consciousness is expanded into Universal Consciousness and allowed to merge with Universal Mind.
-problems occur in two ways- first- when people want you to see the world their way, whic is considered social conditioning. Second, is when people plug into your personal consciousness and try to see where you are thereby forcing validation. It is the " I want you to see me the way I want to see you" this creates and enormus amount of personal tension- its best to clear your life of people who are incapable of recognizing your individuality.

CROWN CHAKRA: Violet/White
- divinity, spirituality and connection to the Source are all in the realm of the crown chakra
-described as a blinding light, brighter than a million suns or a thousand petaled lotus, the totality of the crown chakra, in many ways, is beyond most human understanding
-located at the top of the head and above and outside the body, this chakra is the idea of unconditional spiritual love and connection to all that we aspire
- it is the soul, the higher self, the divine consciousness
-problems here come from people trying to own or manipulate you. Such situations block communication between you and your higher self. Dont allow others to manipulate you in to a situation where you feel incompetent and without a thought of your own.


Physical plane- root chakra responds to the gross plane of matter - the physical realm- because its needs are of the physical world. Caring for the physical body by getting the food, sleep, shelter and sensation is needed.

Etheric Plane-is the primal pattern which material reality is built, it is like the energetic structure, skeleton or grid.  The elemental planes and nature spirits are said to reside in this realm, close to the material realm, helping to build it- but not a true part of the physical. This is the first layer of the aura, often viewed as a white light around the body. Breaks and injuries can be sensed in the etheric body as weaknesses and escaping energy, even if the physical body has healed.

Astral Plane- is a more fluid and symbolic pattern of the physical. Everything has an astral double, but not everything astral- such as many spirits and entities - has a physical body.  The astral is more maleable to our will, so our self-image is often the appearance of our astral self, not our literal image. Dreams and visions can often occur on the astral level.

Emotional Plane- sometimes referred to as the upper astral, containing the highest and purest of the astral plane.  Here, are the astral connections we build through relationships, empathy and love. Here are the powers of higher creation, where in order to manifest magic, emotion and ideally- love.

Mental Plane- is the realm of ideas and design. Here is where creation is first expressed as a concept, word or form. It is said that the clearer more detatched, spirit teachers- exist on the mental plane, above the more distracting realms.

Psychic Plane- has many alternate names, including the higher mental plane. Here is the realm of psychic energy, where divine power becomes light- the inner psychic light that connects us all. This light radiates thru the planes below and becomes the light of our visons and creations.

Divine Plane- encompasses and permeates all things, in Hermetic Magick - an axion known as the Principle of Mentalism says: "We are all thoughts in the divine mind. We are all divine creations, made of divine energy." On this plane of exisitance, we are all connected and all one. Our divine bodies are all connected and understand eachother implicitly, seeing the pattern of all planes below.

***as to giving credit- I am unsure of where alot of the info came from as I found it in one of my many BOS' and usually, I credit the book and the author at the top of the page (somewhere) and I did not in this case, but parts of the info are from the book: "Secrets Of Modern Witchcraft Revealed" by: Lady Sabrina a much battered and well loved book in my collection - I reccomend it to everyone!  tomorrow we cover a chakra clearing therapy .....
Blessings! E.M./R.A.H

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Handmade Spring Incense

You will need the following fresh or dried herbs:
Basil- for love, sex, to purify and protect
Juniper-prosterity, to fulfill dreams
Rose-love, matters of the heart
Vervain-all purpose love, protect and purify
Yarrow-love, protection, to set boundries
Palm-strength, abundance
Mugwort-protective, psychic energies
Oats- money, prosperity
Vetiver-curse braking attracts money and luck
Myrrh-healing and protective, power booster
Dragonsblood- protective, psychic protection (when added to franincense and myrrh)power booster
Frankinsence-attracts happiness and good health, purifys and drives out evil
Poppy Seeds-dreamy effect
Valerian- protection and love
Ginger- lust
Clove- attracts money
Goldenrod- money
Parsley- love
Rice- luck and love booster
Hi John-booster for money
Flax- beauty
Rosemary- love and lust
Orange peel (dried)- love and money
Bay leaves- money
Sage- protective and cleansing, banishing

*I used  all dried  herbs and once all ingredients are spooned into mortar bowl grind with pestle in clockwise direction until all is finely ground, then lite a charcoal and spoon the incense /herb blend onto the charcoal- use in cauldron or fireproof container.
Obviolusly I was doing an Ostara and spell for love, beauty, romance, and money.
I was astounded at how wonderful the ingredients smelled even before I burned them!
The herbs all have many jobs. I used what I had on hand ( a small spoonfull or a pinch) to make this blend. I love playing around with the herbs and seeing what I can come up with. If you have any of the incense left over -seal it in a clean, labeled and dated (tightly closed) container for another time.
Also you dont have to use every single ingredient I did for this- use what you have. I used orange peel that I dried myself on newspaper after eating oranges in the house. Rose - is dried roses I recived awhile back. Etc. You also can use regular spices that can be found in the stores : basil, ginger, rosemary. etc