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Coincidence is Bullshit

It’s been so long since I’ve written on this page I almost forgot that it even existed. October is probably my very favorite month of the year, as I actually think it probably is for most witches. Not quite sure what it is, just a more magical time. The thinning of the veil, the closeness between dimensions, I don’t know maybe it’s just the pretty leaves. Life for me has been real weird, and today was like an odd reflective time for me. Magic, I think, presents itself awkwardly. Or maybe we just choose not to see it all the time when it presents itself. We don’t give it the credit that it deserves. Little facts about me, I pray all the time. Probably more than most people that I’ve ever met, from any religion ever.  I pray, I give blessings, practice in some way almost every day. Very seldom do I ask for things, or call things to myself. Sometimes for others, but not so much for myself.

 The last few months I’ve performed a few rituals in which I asked for things for myself. To break free from some of the financial burdens that I’ve carried, the stress of the world and the weight. I asked to see changes in my physical appearance. To feel better, to regain my power, and my confidence. Low and behold, these things have come to fruition. Yet,  I ddidn’t think or credit magic for them. Like for example, I had done  an abundance spell in regards to money, and a month before that I had done a like a health and wellness spell. To try and lose weight to get rid of the extra weight that I’m carrying. Shortly after that, a friend at work introduced me to a side business a product called It Works.  I thought,  you know fuck it, whatever it’s a hundred bucks. I’ve spent that on Mexican food, and gave it a shot.  I’m down almost 40 pounds now, and I make an extra $600 a month with this little side gig. Not only did I change my physical appearance and improve my health, but I’m able to pay all of my bills. (Still tight, but pay my bills and not getting anymore shut off notices) My request was granted. At the time, and even until I don’t know last night, I didn’t think about it in terms of magic. In terms of the goddess granting my request. I accredited it to ItWorks, and I credited it to this product coming into my life. Not the weird coincidence of this product appearing in my life that I had never heard of prior to asking the divine. I asked for help finding my purpose, help finding my direction, and two weeks later I was introduced to a motivational speaker. A wonderful woman who inspired me to use my MBA and start my own consulting business. When I went to her first speech, that I won tickets to, I met and sat next to a woman who will be my first consulting job. A big job, lots of money and great credentials to my name. It wasn’t magic to me, it was a coincidence that I got lucky enough to meet this woman.

 I think many of us discredit our own power and our magic. We view it as coincidence. It’s not coincidence,  you are powerful. There is magic in you. You have the innate ability to speak your future into existence. If you use your energy, and see it for what it is.  Manifest your future, manifest your reality. Be open to seeing these things, be open to trying new things that the Universe presents you with. When you call out, when you request things from the spirit, be on the lookout for weird shit. It’s not going to come- just poof there it is. It may be a new person, a new opportunity, a strange coincidence or happening. That might be how it presents itself. Sit still once in a while and listen to it.

 Sorry, no real  tricks, practicing tools, rituals or anything helpful like that. I’ll try and post something for Samhain, and kind of an altar setup, rituals that I perform. Just something that was in my brain that I needed to get out the other witches.  It’s not like I can just go to work and explain to people that magic brought these great things in my life. 

Bright blessings to all of you my beautiful witches. Keep practicing, and may your magic be blessed. 

Happy Solstice!!

I have set my altar, created my bonfire and written my blessings.

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Summer Solstice is a time for clarity,  purification,  healing and beginning of a new phase or chapter. Transformations.

Write your prayers on a slip of paper, things you want to start or end. Bring to fruition. Visualize and see this reality. Once you have a clear vision light your prayers on fire in the ritual fire. Imagine your wishes being carried to the Goddess with the smoke of the fire. See this reality and hold it in your heart. Thank the Goddess for hearing your prayer and give thanks for what had come already. 

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Altars don’t have to be fancy!!

Happy Litha and Blessed Be!!

Witches don’t take holidays off

This week I put in my days off for Litha (Summer Solstice). I was nervous my boss would ask me what I wanted the time for, or question the mid week date range . Then I just figured I’d tell them I was camping.  For a split second I thought, I will just tell them it’s one of my religious holidays. Then it’s protected, right?

Not a chance,  at least not in my company.  I don’t think I am the only witch who can’t come all the way out of the broom closet. I work in a small tight knit office (15 people maybe), I also work under a deeply devote religious man. The rift this would create would after not too long cost me my job.

Not being able to be fully open and honest in who I am is a constantly struggle.  Having to hide a part off myself I feel so strongly connected to is awful.  Some days it feels like I’m pretending to be someone I’m not.  All over the world, and through the vastness of the interwebs, I’ve read similar sentiment from other witches. Although Wiccan is a recognized religion it still is not a very commonplace or accepted religion. Some days I have a gentle yet tangible shame creep over me that I do not openly proclaim my religion and my higher power. I don’t openly praise the Goddess and aknowledge the gifts I was given.  Other religions display and discuss their faith and savior openly, proudly, and without reservation. It makes me feel like a bad witch, like I don’t love my divine as much since I do not publicly and openly proclaim her.  This reservation though stems from history.  Centuries of oppression, murder, and torture of those who openly celebrated had taught us all to be secluded and covert in our practice.

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As a teen I had three other friends interested in learning and practicing with me. I had my own little coven and safe place. People I could talk to about my journey and beliefs.  Once that friend group dissolved I became a solitary witch. Prior to the Internet becoming an everyday constant, finding other witches was not near as easy. You had to be willing to tell people your beliefs and leave yourself open to find one. Risking scrutiny and hatred. People telling me I was going to hell, I was bad, I was evil, witches are evil..you name it. I lost friends and family in being open. That can leave you jaded.

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Now through the safety and expanse of the internet, we can connect and talk to thousands of like minded beings in safe forums and groups. We can share and pull resources from one another,  and share in private and personal pages freely. It blows me away just how many of us there are. It saddens me that we are so spread out and guarded that we cannot find each other and connect in local communities. That we are still a prosecuted group. We cannot feel safe enough in our jobs and lives to share our faith.

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To those that do, thank you. You are paving the way for those of us still scared to be fully ourselves. To those of you seeking others. We are here, we are ready and we accept you.

Knot Spells

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I have mentioned sympathetic Magick in other posts but I will talk about it a little bit. Magick is within you, your own energies. It’s not in the candles, stones..etc those energies are enhancements, means to increase your energy and focus. Now, let me say, I use candles, stones, potions..etc but I do not let them hinder my ritual if I don’t have a certain color or item.
This is a great way to channel your energies and Magick that can be done anywhere. Knot work is great when your intent is to stop, bind, or prevent something. Also great when you wish to bring things to you. (Like this handy knot spell from pinterest). I prefer cord or jute some type of more natural material but anything works in truth.

You are Magick…Be Blessed

Love Oil

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Last week I wrote about infused oils. Here is an infused oil I recently made. They don’t have to be as full. It can just be one or two oils for a distinct purpose.

*I am a believer in the rule of three, I do not practice rituals that go against people’s wills and wishes (in nearly all situations..) It is a powerful mix though to bring love to you or enhance the love you have.  This could be a tincture,  I chose an oil so that I could turn it into a massage oil for my husband and I.  This can also be used to annoint candles for use in love, relationship and fertility magic.

Blessed Be

Clearing Energies

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I saw this today on Facebook and can certainly vouch this is true. It doesn’t mean the item is haunted forever,  or even that it’s a bad thing (I will come back to that).
There are so many ways to cleat negative energy,  and most witches have their favorites.  For example, of I am clearing my house or my space, I will smudge with sage.  If I am clearing an object is salt water or lemon. I know a few that use running water like a stream,  or in the ocean,  even some that use fire or just candle flame. Really the choice is yours.  
In the event of an object I like to use lemon I will use salt water if I have no lemon, works just as well. Or lemon salt water if you would like.  I have used each of these means and to be honest if you mediate for a minute and listen the Goddess and your instincts will tell you what to do. 
One lemon, cut on half, is perfect.
Incense
White and Blue candle
For all my workings, I chose to use my alter when  I can.  This is my clean and sacred space where I can work uninterrupted.
First light incense, this will help lift your prayers and request to the Goddess as well as clear the air of any lingering energies. 
Light a candle, or if you have it, two. White for protection and light,  and blue for calming, understanding and healing. Many chose to light a black candle as ut helps absorb negative energy. (Good if you feel the energy or spirit is malicious).
These two things,  although not necessary, help create the environment and focus your energies on the task at hand.
Once  ready take the item you wish to cleanse in your hands.
Imagine the spirit or energy as a flowing moving ball if color wrapped around the object. Engulfing it entirely.
Once you can visualize the energy you can take your cut lemon to the object.
Rub the lemon (cut side on the object) in small counter clockwise circles. As you do so, see the colored energy breaking apart. Splintering and shattering before disipating into nothing. Evaporating into the as it around you. No longer whole, no longer powerful, free to move about and be released into the world.
Continue this cleaning and rubbing until the colored energies has been completed scrubbed off every inch and nook of the object.  (For odd shapes you can’t reach, squeeze lemon juice into the air to melt the energy away.)
You can say a spell as you do this to help enhance your workings if you like. Mine is pretty simple:

From this object I ask to flee
Any energies that have cling to thee
Release yourself and just be free
As I will it, so mote it be

I continue this simple chant and semi circular cleansing until I can no longer see the energy clinging to the object, or feel energy other than my own in the object.

For good measure I pass the object through my incense smoke and ask the Goddess to hear my prayers and cleanse this item so I may use it for my own purposes. I meditate briefly and thank the Goddess before concluding my ritual, blowing out my candles and leaving my circle.

I let the lemon juice sit until I want to use the object, at which point I will rinse off the lemon if it is sticky feeling.

I mentioned earlier about leaving the energies. Not all energies, and spirits, are bad. Some make you feel good, make you feel more powerful and can aid your magic (ancestral magic is a great example). You can chose to keep the energies in the item so long as you are aware it could effect the object and it’s ability to hear and do your bidding as opposed to the other beings.

Another example of lemon magic.

BB