Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Reiki for the Little Ones

Merry Meet,

I know a lot of you work with Reiki and energy healing.  I practice it whenever I can, typically on those closest to me.  Two of my biggest customers are my children. :) lol   If they get a scrape outside they come to me and ask me to heal them.  Which I love.  But one of the challenges I've found with giving them Reiki is that they don't like to sit still.

Both of my children have had a nasty cold that doesn't seem to want to go away over the last week.  My son was particularly uncomfortable the other night and he asked me to heal his scratches from being outside and his throat.  Each night when my son goes to sleep we talk about the Moon, and go through a basic form of meditation where he picks a place where he would like to go and I describe the scene to him.  From magickal walks in the woods, to a trip to visit the moon, the fire station and everything in between.  He and I both have come to love this bedtime ritual.  So the other night I decided to combine the two together.  I led him on a meditation through a magickal forest to a lake that would cleanse him of the sickness.  I talked to him about bathing in the lake and letting it take away the sore throat and the pain from the scratches.  I talked nice and slow and described everything about him.  He laid perfectly still relaxing.  The entire time I was leading him through the meditation I had my hands on him giving him Reiki as well.  It worked like a charm :) He stayed still for 10 minutes so I could give him energy and he fell into a sound sleep as he was comfortable.

I then tried the same thing on my seven year old daughter.  I was amazed that she didn't question what I was doing at all.  I led her through the forest to the same lake.  I just modified it a bit to include fairies and unicorns.  Hers lasted about 15 minutes and she was a little ball of mush by the end of it, completely relaxed.

So for those of you who have little ones, it may be something you want to try if it's not something that you've tried already.  Even if you don't need to heal anything I'm finding that the meditation and energy given to them each night is most definitely affecting their moods, and helping them to sleep better at night.

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Friday, April 8, 2011

"This is Horse Country"

Merry Meet :))

I've been outside bonding with nature the past two days. The weather is getting up into the upper 50's and it's finally a comfortable temperature to spend some time outside.  So the past two days I've been working in my backyard burning brush to clean up the back corner of my lot. My face and arms are actually a bit sunburn from having the sun beat down on me all day.  I honestly didn't even think it was hot enough to do that. But my cheeks are nice and rosy and my mind is pretty clear.  It's amazing how much spending time outside does to heal my soul.

I've also felt the presence of my grandfather and my guides around me.  I felt compelled to get up and write this right away this morning. I'm not even sure what it all means but I'm doing what feels right.  I slept sound last night and my dreams were quite vivid.  I was most definitely aware of my grandfather being with me and trying to give me a message.  One sentence came through crystal clear although I'm not sure what it means.  "This is horse country."  He looked as I remembered him later on in life. He was showing me something to do with his life as I was able to see him in his younger days, yet he was also standing next to me.  My gram that I hadn't met was alive at this point. She passed on when my Dad was a boy so I never had the opportunity to meet her, yet I have felt her presence at times as well.

We were on some huge farm.  It's hard for me to tell the location though I'm pretty sure the phrase was a clue.  There were a lot of wide open fields.  It almost looked as though the area was going through some sort of drought, although it may have just been the end of a long summer.  There were horses about, and older "western" style buildings.  Like the kind you see on the old western movies. Except they weren't all lined up along one street, they were disbursed throughout the area.  I was very much at home wherever it was and felt like it was a familiar place.  There was another presence with us as well, though as I'm sitting here I'm not sure who that was.  It was an older male.  He is linked to my family somehow although I'm not sure at the moment how.

There was something that I was wanting to change in what was happening and I was distinctly told that I could not to anything to alter the past.  That I had to concentrate my attention on moving forward.  I will give it more thought as the day goes on but as I said I felt compelled to write it out.  I can still barely see as my eyes are blurry with sleep.

My body is so sore! Been a long winter and some time since I've done physical laber. Even though I am incredibly sore all over I have this great sense of peace this morning.   Upon waking this morning I pulled a single card pull from my angel oracle deck.  I received the card for Zanna. "You are protected from all types of harm.  The worst is now behind you.  I ask you to relax and feel safe."  The longer description on the card is as follows "No matter what has happened in your past, your present and your future are now safely protected by angels.  I am helping you to heal from past upsets or trauma.  I am helping to heal your heart of worry or fear.  I am here to help you release any self-sabotaging thoughts or behavior.  I am here, in other words, to help you enjoy a renewed sense of safety, and peace of mind.  The other angels and I stand guard around you, your home, your family, your vehicles, and your workplace.  You can rest assured that no lower energies can permeateour protective field.  We only allow the energy of love to enter wherever you or your loved ones reside.  Alll expressions of fear are transmuted back to the field of illusions from whence they came.  God and the angels ask that you relax and enjoy yourself, for your happiness brings a smile to Heaven."

The card matches part of my message from the dream perfectly.  That I am sure of.  Time to go and grab a coffee and get my eyes to open as I watch the sun rise up over the field behind my house. :))))

Love and Blessings

Jasmeine Moonsong

Sunday, April 3, 2011

The Witch's Pyramid

Merry Meet,

I learned about the Witch's pyramid while studying my first degree.  It's such an important part of who we are and how we work as witch's.  They are qualities that we should all strive to work for all the time as they will help us both personally and with our magickal workings.  Think of it as a promise you are making as you work with them.  You may want to read through them several times for awhile until you find yourself incorporating them into your life naturally.  For those of you who have been working with them for awhile already it may just be a nice reminder or revalidation for you.  It it easy to visualize it as a pyramid, though I have seen it presented corresponding to the elements on the pentacle as well.  There are four levels to this pyramid that when they are all being met allows that fifth layer to be added.  The descriptions below are my personal interpretations.  They are as follows:

To Know (nescere)  The first pillar, To Know, corresponds to the element of air.  As witches we commit to a life long quest of knowledge.  You can gain this knowledge from books, teachers, experience, and talking with people.  As we all know knowledge is power.  In order to be better witches we need to constantly continue to improve ourselves so that we are better able to assist ourselves and those around us with the skills that we acquire.  I promise to constantly strive to learn more about myself, the world around me and my craft.  May I be guided to obtain the knowledge that will help me be a better person and more capable to help those around me.

To Will (velle)  The second pillar, To Will, corresponds to the element of fire.  This is our will, or discipline when working with the skills that we have acquired.  This is your intent both in your mundane and magickal life.  As you go through your mundane life you want to work hard to be honest and keep your promises. When you are working with magick it's seeing your rituals through to the end and keeping your intentions clear. You want to increase your skills as you work with magick.  I promise to work to be clear about what I wish to achieve in life and to align my intent with that. I will try each day to work towards my goals and keep my intent pure.

To Dare (audere) The third pillar, To Dare, corresponds to the element of of water.  This is our ability to face our fears.  Not everything in life is easy and you will sometimes find that you need to push yourself into unfamiliar territory in order to achieve your goals and stay true to your intent.  We need to dare to conquer our fears, and our fear of the unknown knowing that we are guided on our paths and we are never alone.  I promise to continue to confront my fears on my path and realize that I am never alone and that by confronting my fears I will become a better person, and improve my self-confidence.

To Keep the Silence (tacere) The fourth pillar, To Keep the Silence, corresponds to the element of Earth. When working with magick and ritual we need to keep silent about our workings so as not to invite others energy to cast any doubt or negativity to interfere with the energy we have raised with our intent.  It also means to give thought before we speak.  This can be one of the most challenging pillars to accomplish.  The spoken word can have such profound effects upon others, we need to ensure that we choose our words carefully so as not to harm others, and at times we may need to just keep silent with our opinions. I promise to keep my magickal workings to myself so as not to interfere with the energy of my intentions.  I will also work very hard to make sure that I don't harm others with my words or thoughts that may not need to be spoken.

To Go (ire) The fifth and final pillar, To Go, corresponds to the element of Spirit. When you work hard to master the four pillars and use them all in a positive way and with pure intent,  the fifth and final pillar will be activated.  I promise to go fourth on my personal path knowing that I am surrounded by the loving arms of the Goddess, my guides and my angels.  I will work hard to fill my life intention as given to me by the Goddess in return for the blessings and guidance that I am given.  I walk my path with pure intent, pure love, and without fear in the knowledge that I will never be alone again.

Won't you join me?

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Mommy's Magick Kisses

Merry Meet :)))

So I'm running through facebook catching up with news and friends lives and this one article caught my attention:

Kissing and Energetic Medicine

"Many of us were raised in families where emergency medical treatment of minor childhood cuts and abrasions were treated with iodine, a Band-Aid and a hug. If you fell off your tricycle and scraped your knee, then your pain, tears and fears were soothed by the attending adult or teenaged baby sitter who would often end the first aid session with this heartfelt question, "Would you like me to kiss it and make it better?" This question was offered to any child as it addressed their most primary need for love, comfort and attention. A few minutes seated in a warm lap, some understanding words and a kiss on the hurt knee and you were healed, wiping away your tears, ready to return to play.

Children of such households learned at an early age that even when they were not bleeding or bruised, they could ask for a kiss for any number of concerns. The kiss could accompany the sting of the removing an old bandage, a visit to the doctor (for another sting) and hurt feelings. It could be administered anywhere at anytime and a child’s anxiety would melt, returning them to joy and balance. It always worked, and like any charm, it was truly magic….a mysterious spontaneous healing. "

I can't even begin to tell you how many times magic kisses make things better in my house with my kids.  I love that my children come to me first anytime they get hurt or don't feel good and ask me to give kisses and heal them. :) Although they will ask for the occasional bandaid as they think they are cool wearable stickers. :P   But it's amazing how many things a simple kiss and hug can fix :)))

"It is the intentional passing of healing and loving energy from one human to another and quantum physics is the science behind its efficacy. This is why these healing modalities work if we let them. So, next time you touch another person with kindly intent, remember this: your energy behind that intent affects them and has effects. You are participating in the ancient and timeless ritual of giving "a kiss to make it better."

Love this! Hope you enjoy! And keep giving out those magick kisses :))))

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Friday, April 1, 2011

Messages From Your Angels Oracle Cards

Merry Meet :))

I absolutely love working with Tarot Cards.  Being the computer witch I am, a lot of the cards I work with are iphone apps.  I actually find them to be amazingly accurate.  I am always on the lookout for new tarot apps as it's something I really enjoy doing in my free time.  About a week ago an Angel Oracle application really just caught my eye and I decided to give it a try.  It is the first time that I have ever worked with an angel deck and I have been so happy with the results over the past week.

The deck I purchased was the Messages from Your Angels Oracle Card deck by Doreen Virtue.  To start off the cards in the deck are just absolutely beautiful! Each card has a short message and a corresponding angel and description of who the angel is.  This deck was comforting to me the moment I started using it.  The messages are just uplifting and very soothing to read.  I was surprised how comfortable I was with this deck right away.  Another thing I notice to is that I will get the same message several times, then when I do something to adjust it they move on to the next area of guidance. :) I've done a lot of work with Goddess oracle decks and Fairy decks, I even have an Avalon deck, but I've always shied away from the Angel cards as I wasn't sure if they would resonate with me.  It really opened a door to a whole new area for me as I am now able to feel them with me even outside the readings.  I am grateful for the guidance and very happy that I followed my intuition and bought this deck.

For anyone who happens by I would love to know your opinions on working with tarot card apps on the iphone or the computer if you do or what you think about this deck if you've worked with this one as well. :)))

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

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