Posted in magick, Spells, Wicca

Sending Healing Energy & Blessings

a7985d6c-ce6e-408d-a3ba-c3ed9afcbe26I’ve written before about sending energy to others, but not on this blog. So I thought I’d touch upon it. Yesterday, in one of my witchcraft groups, one of the members indicated that she had a recurrence of a serious disease, and asked for prayers.

There was a time in my witchcraft life when I thought it was silly to send energy, prayers, or even perform spells for someone A. I didn’t know well, if at all, and B. to someone far away. I simply thought it was a physical impossibility. I no longer feel that way.

Let me state first that I’m not talking about “lip service” prayers. Most of us are guilty of being on Facebook and writing something to the effect of “my prayers are with you,” or “prayers sent.” I see it all the time. And we all know that a good percentage of those are simply words we type, or perhaps a momentary thought. We hope the words will make the recipient feel better, and it makes us feel like we acknowledged the situation.

What I am talking about is taking some time to really work up some positive/healing energy, or even a spell and push that out into the ether, directing it at the person needing help. And while doing so, having full faith that your efforts will be received by the appropriate party. Faith in magick. If you think about it, if you don’t have faith that magick somehow works, you shouldn’t be performing it in the first place.

How does this help? I can’t say for sure, but I have a couple of theories. I think the realization that people who care about you, especially witches, are sending you this energy or blessings provides positivity. The body often follows the lead of the brain. Thoughts have power. Also, in addition to the power of the energy or spell sent, I’m thinking about the butterfly effect this has. My actions, no matter how small or large, will hopefully create an even larger effect as a result. Good old chaos magick & theory.

I always light a new candle (the one pictured above is from yesterday’s working) when sending this energy or blessings. If this candle does not burn completely, I relight it at every opportunity, while again sending bursts of energy to the person. Very often this is a several day happening, which I think only increases the odds my efforts will be of help.

When I opened my mind to the possibility or probability that my efforts may have a positive effect, I became a better person. A more caring person toward others. If nothing else, we witches are healers, and isn’t it incumbent upon us to do everything in our power to help heal ourselves, others, and the earth?

Thank you for reading! If you have any thoughts on this subject, I’d love to hear them. Just leave a comment below!

Blessed Be!

 

 

 

Posted in Depression, magick, Wicca

The Moon, Wicca, and Me

Last night we were on our way to have some cocktails and dinner. We left the house around 4 or so, and headed east. Moonrise yesterday was at 3:42 PM, so the nearly full moon loomed large in the waning light of the afternoon. It was quite a sight.

I mention this because the moon is very inspiring to me. As a kid, I was really interested in astronomy. I read lots of age appropriate books in grade and middle school about the science, and learned to love the night sky. I always felt drawn to the moon, probably due to its proximity to earth, and how easily visible it is.

When I began my Wiccan path, I came to realize how important the moon, and astronomy itself, is to witchcraft and magick. Read any book about Wicca or witchcraft, and notice how much the moon is mentioned. The phases of the moon are factored in when determining when to perform certain spells. Waning and waxing are important. The new moon signals new beginnings, and is appropriate for magick that draws things toward you. The full moon is thought to be a time when magick is most powerful, and the waning moon provided a good time to work spells that rid you of anything unwanted.

In my life now as a Wiccan, the moon is a steadying influence upon my mental connection to the path. There have been times when my faith in the path has been shaken, when doubts enter my thoughts. But honestly, when I walk outside in the still of the night, look up and see that shining celestial body, something happens to me. All the wonder of the Wiccan path comes flooding back to me. It sounds rather hokey, but it’s the absolute truth.

I’ve come to realize that the phase of the moon is a powerful force in my life. I feel mentally strong from the new moon to the full moon. And since I’ve been tracking this, I’ve noticed that when I do have some serious bouts of melancholia, it tends to happen during the waning period of the moon.

I’d wager that there are spells, magick, herbs, stones, and essential oils that protect you if you are adversely influenced by the waning moon. I’m going to look into that. If you are reading this, and know of anything like that, I would love to hear from you!

Because things sometime come into my life at the right time, I came across the following at Sage Goddess’s Facebook page this morning. Here’s a link to her website and blog. Thanks for reading, and Blessed Be!

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Posted in Spells, Wicca

Creating A Witch Bottle

For some time, I’ve been meaning to create a witch bottle for protection. A while back, I came across this article about creating a witch bottle for protection, written by Jason Mankey. It is basically a step-by-step account of making a protective witch bottle.

I spent this last winter letting my toenails grow longer than is socially acceptable. Since I don’t wear shoes much in the summer, winter was the perfect time to do that. Over the course of the winter, I was able to amass a substantial collection of toenail clippings. I looked around the house for other items to include. I found a razor blade, some nails, some screws, the three dimes mentioned in the article, and some garlic cloves. In addition, I am using some cinnamon bark, and the essential oil of black pepper, cinnamon leaf, and ginger.

Today I put all the items in the bottle, filled it 3/4 full of urine, added 3 drops each of the essential oils, and a bit of salt. In order to make sure it stayed sealed shut, I used electrical tape, then a seal of black candle wax.

Where to bury it? I know that by the front door would be optimal, that area is all landscaped. Near the back door is a good second choice. I wanted to bury it today, but the lawn guys sprayed liquid fertilizer today, so I’ll do it tomorrow after it has soaked in a bit.

Some pictures. First pic is growing the spell ingredients, next is all the stuff going in, then the final, unappealing finished product. That should hopefully keep the nasties away!