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Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Merry Meet :))
Things have been sooooo busy! I'm so happy with the way Moonsong Daily Magick is going. I launched it almost two weeks ago now and it was such an amazing feeling for me. To have something that is my own, and doesn't have to do with promoting someone else's work. It really is a concrete step for me being able to make my dreams of being able to do this for a living a reality. In November I stopped working as an affiliate marketer and took the plunge to follow my path and make Wiccan Moonsong my main priority work wise. I've always hated running google ads and affiliate ads on my blog and now I can take them down. The emails and support from those who have joined Moonsong Daily Magick are just amazing to me. An amazing group of people that I am blessed to work with. I take everything I do with great pride. While I am not the strongest internet marketer out there, I do what I do with sincerity, and hope that one day it will be enough, and I will be blessed with enough income to be able to maintain doing this full time. I've given myself a year to be able to replace the income that I was making as an affiliate marketer.
In addition to the launch of Moonsong Daily Magick. I also launched the White Hat Society last week. It was absolutely overwhelming to me the amazing response to it. I received an amazing amount of emails, comment both here and on the facebook page and an outpouring of support of a community who wanted a place to call home and wanted to be heard. If you did not get a chance to read the article you can find it here: http://wiccanmoonsong.blogspot.com/2012/02/white-hat-society.html Per several requests I formed a group on facebook called the White Hat Society for those who had similar beliefs to gather together somewhere safe and learn together. I watch with pride as they are all working together and helping each other on their path. Truly an amazing group of wonderful people. If you would like to check it out you can find it on facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/groups/246137125471083/
I'm currently waiting on a new computer as I'm working on an old laptop due to the hard drive going in my old one. We are getting taxes back in the next couple of weeks. I am very excited to get back to designing graphics and the computer I'm on now has very limited capabilities. I've also got a lot of ideas for where I want to take Wiccan Moonsong that I'm excited to put into effect. I will also be able to continue working on my book for empaths which really is my passion. I feel that empaths are a very misunderstood group of gifted people and I love to help them learn to control and develop their gifts. All the empaths I've worked with are just such amazing loving souls as well. If you are not sure if you are an empath or interested in learning more I wrote an article on it recently that you may enjoy. http://wiccanmoonsong.blogspot.com/2012/02/are-you-empath.html
I'm also getting lessons in balance. Trying to work out maintaining a house, and raising my children, yet still writing and supporting a community and teaching. Oh! And I am also going for my PhD in Metaphysics! Whoooot! Education is always something that has been important to me so I am very excited to be working on this during my journey. It's something I've wanted to do for quite some time and have taken the jump as I feel it's important. I am also still actively teaching the Empaths over at the Mists. :))) I don't have much for free time but I love all that I do :))))
So it has been quite the journey for me. One of love and light and trusting my intuition and my guides and trying to follow my path the best I can. It has been very scary for me with the huge loss of income but I have hope that it will come back. I firmly believe if you love what you do, and do what you love things will happen. So I hope this message finds all of you doing well. I wish you all love and light and a magickal day. :))))
Friday, February 24, 2012
"Divine intervention is a term for a miracle caused by a god's active involvement in the human world."
Merry Meet :)))
I've been musing off and on today about what to write about for this week's Pagan Blog Project and Divine Intervention keeps coming into my head. I have my own personal thoughts on it, but wanted to snoop a bit and see how others defined it. The definition above is from Wikipedia. I'm not sure that's quite what I believe but...
I can give you one specific example of divine intervention that meets the definition above. I was around sixteen and had just gotten my license a little while ago. My first vehicle was a pickup truck that my grandfather bought for me on my sixteenth birthday. and it was a huge deal. My sister, who's nine years younger then me was only seven, it was the first time my parent's let my sister go in the truck with me. They were right behind us on the drive home. It's funny how clearly I still remember the events of this night, and I asked my Mom recently and she still remembers it as well.
I started driving up the mountain, yes, I grew up at the top of a mountain in a log cabin in the woods. :))) Another story in and of itself. My house was almost three miles at the top of it. At the bottom of the mountain there is a really sharp curve. It's difficult to see around it. I remember just getting ready to start going around the curve when I saw the headlights. They were flying, and I mean flying towards me. Then it's really strange. It's as though time moved really slowly in that moment. I remember thinking, oh my god this is it. The truck was barreling straight towards me and it was going to be a head on collision. There wasn't much for space on this turn. I remember looking at what I could do and there was no place for me to go. There was a cliff to the left of me and a dingle with a house on the right. I hugged the corner as best I could and I prayed. Yes I had enough time for all this to happen, which is what is still crazy to me to this day. Because the actual event couldn't have taken more then 2 seconds. What happened next I will never understand.... well yes, apparently I will today. It was divine intervention. I saw a flash of light. The most beautiful white light that you have ever seen. It had rainbow and gold shimmers in it and it started as a ball and the light just streamed out. I felt as if I was floating for a second. I couldn't see anything. Then I saw the headlights going down the hill behind me.
I asked my mother if she remembered this event the other day and she was actually crying. She said she could've lost both of us that day. And indeed there's no explanation other then divine intervention that my sister and I are still here to this day, as that should have been a head-on collision. It was not my first brush with death, it would not be my last, hopefully I won't have any more, but it was definitely the most memorable. There is no denying what happened on the mountain that night.
So yes, Divine intervention does exist. We are loved, we are watched over. Now, I am not saying that they will intervene every time, as everything happens for a reason... but they were with me that night as it was not my time to go yet.
The second time it happened to me it was actually, strangely enough, on the same turn. I mean the same exact place in that road. I don't live there anymore. lol I was on a ehm school bus van. Was trying to think of what to call it! Too far up the mountain to walk down every day and there was no way a school bus was going up there, so I was shuttled down to the bottom every morning. One particular morning it was extremely icy. We were coming down the mountain. I remember the bus driver swearing when she hit that patch of ice and the van flying towards that cliff. I mean it was a cliff too. On the same corner where I saw the white light previously. One small metal rope was all that separated the road and the vehicles from taking a long plunge down into the gulley. I braced myself with that same though. Oh my god, this is it... and again, that white light. Time appeared to slow down... I felt like I was in a sled flying out of control going down the mountain. After I saw the light I remember trying to breathe. For some reason I wanted to get out of the van. The van that had two wheels over the edge of a cliff and a metal rope holding it onto the road. I walked down the mountain and phoned my mother to come pick me up. Again, they saved me. Is it possible that without intervention that day the rope may have held... perhaps... but I saw the light, and the slowing of time... I know I was helped that day. I also know someone was with me when I walked down that mountain.
Has any one else had any experiences with this?
Love and Blessings,
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Merry Meet and welcome :)))
For some time now I have wanted to provide a way for Lightworkers, Wiccans, Witches, Pagans, and any others who may feel the call to come together in a band of light. For you see, I believe it matters not what name you choose to give yourself to define your beliefs as it does what you actually believe and how you act upon it. Follow your true self, and act with love in your heart always and that is how you will become one with the divine.
In my journey I've seen so many who wish to become witch's who have been told that if you do not venture to the dark side ever you aren't a proper witch. I'm not in the business of calling people out on things but I watched one very respected blogger tell her readers that if they did not work with the dark magic and engage with the dark side then they weren't balanced and ergo weren't a proper witch. I felt a sense of sorrow as I watched several comments underneath her post saying that they guessed they then may have not found their path because by her definition they weren't a proper witch.
My heart went out to them. Wicca is a religion, and a lot of people that are Wiccan also engage in witchcraft and would consider themselves witches. I've seen many different debates on who can call themselves a Wiccan, witch etc as well.
My position is this... Does it really matter what we are all called? Is it really worth arguing with someone over if they are as good of a witch as you? Does that not make you less of a witch by doing that? I believe that if someone feels called to the path that we should embrace them and help them to find their way. Teach them to work with the Gods and the Goddess, to embrace the Blessed Mother Earth and all the elements. Show them that with love in their heart and pure intentions anything is indeed possible. We have the power to heal the world. To use love and intention for the greater good and not only heal those people around us, but our dear Earth as well.
As Witch's, Wiccans, Lightworkers, I believe we have a responsibility to the world around us. Most of you who have found your way here have already been called. So I am taking a risk of being criticized and standing in the fire for you. I do not believe it is necessary for you to ever work on the dark side or do anything you don't feel completely comfortable doing. I believe it is perfectly acceptable for you to work with Jesus as an Ascended master or whomever else you choose. I believe it's actually a benefit for you to work with the angels and allow them to help you spread the love and light.
"And it harm none, do what ye will"
I mean no disrespect for those witch's who believe that it is necessary. That is their path, their choice. I only want to give those wishing to learn the craft the choice to not have to work with the dark side as I don't believe it's necessary. Balance is necessary and important. While I believe we need to be aware of the dark side, our shadow selves, negative beings etc, I don't believe we need to walk with them.
I believe most issues can be conquered with light. When you are having an issue with someone instead of immediately jumping to a binding spell, consider asking the angels and the divine to shower that person with love and help them to see their ego and the error of their ways.
So I ask you to join with me now. Make a pledge to help those along the way. Teach them the way of the light. Work with light and love in your heart. Follow your path "In perfect Love and Perfect Trust". Don't get distracted by other's definitions of what you "should" be. You are perfect just the way you are. Don't forget that.
We are the Wiccans, The Witches, The Lightworkers
We will walk with Perfect Love and Perfect Trust
And use our gifts to help those less fortunate then us
We bind together on this day
May others come to us to help them find their way
"And It Harm None, Do What Ye Will"
I hereby formally invite you to join the White Hat Society
Love and Blessings,
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The witch is a symbol of the hidden feminine powers that make life possible. As humans, our greatest ability is that of creation. We have a great potential for both creation and destruction. When the witch comes into your life, it is time to bring out all of your guns. Use your intuition to know how to apply your efforts. Use spell casting and wish craft to bring extra symbolic spice to your effort. When we make wishes or spells, we add potent emotional meaning to our desires. We inform our unconscious of hidden powers of control. Even just feeling that you have control over your surroundings can make a big difference in your life. Attempt an exercise where you practice believing that you have influence over everything around you. Once you believe this, many things will change around you.
I pulled this card this morning for Moonsong Daily Magick. As soon as I pulled it I felt urged to not only share it with them but with you as well. It's an extremely important message and I feel it pertains directly to quite a few who have been emailing me and sending me messages lately. :)) I'm sure there are many others out there that this will hit home for as well.
It also directly corresponds to a post that will be coming up very soon that I've been urged to write. So keep your eyes open ;)
Love and Blessings,
Monday, February 20, 2012
Merry Meet :)))
I settled down into my bed smiling as the comforting coolness of the sheets hit my body. I let my mind drift about to wherever it wished as I waited for the dreams to come. As I lay there my hands started to tingle a bit. Realizing what was happening I tried to relax and allow it. It was becoming familiar with this sensation. I settled into it and the rest of my body started to tingle. I took a deep breath accepting and waiting. Then my thoughts became focused. I walked through a haze of sorts and found myself back in my grandfather's garage. A place I hadn't been in well over 10 years. As soon as I walked through the door I was in awe of all the detail. Everything was just like I remembered. Then a familiar scent hit my nose. My grandfather. I would know it anywhere. I sat down in the chair across from where he usually sat and tried to focus. And then yet another veil of mist parted and I could see him. He opened his arms to me and I was actually able to come close to him and give him a hug. Something that doesn't happen to often. He then proceeded to give me a message for my father. Something very simple but I knew it was important to him. Just a few words. He then gestured to the cup of tea in his hand. I knew I was to remember everything and pass it on to my Dad in the morning. With that, it gradually got hazier as I remember talking to him but it started to get less vivid. I was drifting into a deeper sleep. I went to fight it, but my grandfather told me to "relax and go with it." I awoke the next morning not remember much but the beginning of the dream and the message for my father that I gave him that morning. This is just one of the many experiences I have had with dreams.
Ever wake up in the morning and it takes you a bit to realize that what you just dreamed about isn't real... or is it? Most morning I wake up pretty quickly save for the couple that it takes me a bit because the dream was that vivid and that realistic. Then usually a cup of coffee will do the trick :P
I have received information through my dreams pretty much my entire life. Although I wasn't completely aware of how they worked. I've now got them categorized a bit. I should note that almost all of them I remember the emotions attached to them the most. Remembering the emotion attached to them is a huge help for me trying to decipher the messages.
The first type of "dream" I will get is a visit from someone who's crossed. More often then not, this is how my grandfather contacts me, as in the story above, but I have seen others this way as well. It usually happens right as I'm falling asleep. That point where you're not fully asleep but you are nearly there. I can reach it via meditation if I get quiet time in the house. These are extremely vivid for me. In these I am able to see, hear, smell. That's how I know what they are, because everything is extremely detailed and I feel like I am actually there. I usually will only get a sentence or two and it tends to be repeated. I will also usually get some sort of symbol or something meaningful to help me with validation for the person the message is intended for. This is something I would love to work with more in the future. However with two little ones, there's not a lot of chunks of quiet time to work with this more. :) When I receive these types of dreams from someone who's crossed but I don't know them as well, I tend to get less smell and sound and more exaggerated symbols. For instance I will see them holding a piece of paper with a symbol on it.
The second type I get are those dreams that pertain to events that could happen in the future. I say "could" as sometimes I am given information to change the situation. A warning if you will. These dreams are always obvious to me as well as how vivid they are. The colors are always extremely, well ... colorful! lol The detail is usually pretty incredible too. I also have a tendency to get ripped out of them depending on when they happen. Three in the morning is a pretty common time. Something will make a loud bang in the house startling out of my sleep. It's as if they want to wake me quickly so I remember the details.
http://amzn.to/1qBNljO I picked it up from Barnes and Noble a couple years ago when it was new.
Most people will get messages through their dreams. The reason for this is we have our "guards down" at that time if you will. It's easiest for guides and loved ones who have crossed to send us messages then. I see a lot of people who recognize when dreams are significant but aren't too sure what to do with them. A good place to start is keeping a Dream Journal. This helps you to become more aware of your dreams, encourage lucid dreaming, and help to point out patterns in your dream. Just pick a notebook or a special place, and each morning when you wake up, write down as much as you can remember. It doesn't have to be perfect, words, pictures, whatever will help you to remember things. It serves as a wonderful reference and it will help you to tune in and start realizing what your dreams are trying to tell you. Pair that with a book like above and you'll be on your way! :)))
Love and Blessings,
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Thursday, February 16, 2012
Merry Meet :)))
Last night I was blessed with the opportunity to get a Chakra Balancing Massage. The massage is a combination of deep-tissue massage, foot relexology and energy work. I'm not able to get it done often as money is a little tight, but I ask for gift certificates to our local salon that does them, Puffers. They have a full salon and spa. One of the girls that does massages also does Reiki and she is just amazing. Truly.
When you go in she shows you a card representing each of the chakras. You pick out which three appeal to you most at that moment. You then go into the room for the massage that is just amazing. Soft celtic music playing and salt lamps and candles make for a beautiful dim light and atmosphere in the room. You lay down on the heated massage table and get comfy. She then passes three different scents in front of you each corresponding to one of the chakras that you chose. It features Aveda Chakra balancing blends. She doesn't tell you which one they are as that will be revealed at the end of the massage.
I chose Chakra #2, Nourished. "Chakra 2 is the center of vitality and sensation where we move beyond our basic needs into relationship with others. When the pleasure chakra is balanced one has stable energy, alertness, unblocked emotions and is connected to all five senses. When the pleasure chakra is imbalanced, one feels repression and feels disconnected to the senses. Aroma: Sandalwood, organic orange and geranium."
It made perfect sense for me in where I was at last night. I have been working hard to open up and develop my psychic skills even further. So I wasn't surprised to see this one come up. :)))) The massage itself is just amazing. I could feel the Reiki energy buzzing in her hands almost the entire time. So not only do you get a massage but the benefits of Reiki as well. Then she works on your chakras throughout the massage. Just a treat for me.
I am certified in Reiki and I do know how to do chakra work, but I find that I like to try to have this every six months if I can. It almost recharges me? I notice I am stronger the next day in my abilities and it's easier for me to maintain. I'm not sure if it's the blending of the energies that makes it stronger. I love it though.
So if you get the opportunity to get a massage, check and see if a Chakra Balancing massage is available. The person doing it should also be certified in Reiki. It will take your massage to a new level. Because the products used are from Aveda you may want to start with an Aveda spa. There are over 7,000 Aveda spas in the United States. Those are the ones most likely to offer it. You can use their store locator here http://www.aveda.com/locator/index.tmpl If you can find one that does I assure you it's well worth it. If you are like me maybe ask people for gift certificates for Christmas, birthdays etc. It's an amazing opportunity.
If you are interested, Aveda puts out an amazing line of Chakra balancing sprays. I use them all the time. I have become quite addicted to them. They have one for each of the chakras. Very helpful for if you need a little extra help balancing a chakra. They last forever and smell absolutely divine. You can check them out here: http://www.aveda.com/products/5228/ChakrasupTMsup/index.tmpl
For more information on the Chakra balancing massage you can read here: http://www.massagetherapy.com/articles/index.php/article_id/1857/Aveda%92s-Chakra-Balancing-Massage
Love and Blessings,
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Merry Meet :))) I'm most excited to bring you Moonsong Daily Magick. :)))
For those who may not know me I am a Wiccan Priestess, and highly intuitive. I also work closely with the Angels and my guides. I work with several divination methods, holistic healing, intuitive counseling, and I teach.
Part of my mission is to inspire you to be the best that you can be. I want to shed a bit of light on your path and let you know that you are very important and you are loved! <3
Each day you will receive a newsletter from me that is meditated on the night before. I will work with my guides to bring you the best information each day to help you on your path. This is a daily newsletter that will be delivered directly to your email each and every morning to help you on your path! I hope you will join me!
Love and Blessings,
What You Will Receive
Magick Today - A magickal message for you each day letting you know what to work with during the day and what you should be aware of. This includes:
- Date and day
- Ruling planet of the day and it's magickal influences
- Current lunar phase to determine the best days to practice magick
- Moon's sign. The moons presence in each astrological sign is significant.
- Magickal Color of the day
- Magickal incense of the day
- Important days for Wiccans such as Sabbats.
Daily Spiritual Quote - A special inspirational quote and corresponding amazing image for you to meditate on you is chosen each day for you.
Wiccan Daily Affirmation - Affirmations are important. An affirmation and a beautiful image is chosen for you to work with each day. You can work with a new one each day, or save them and choose one to use several days at a time.
Tarot Card of the Day - A card pulled from one of my decks with divine guidance. See what they want you to know!
Spell - A - Day - A special spell selected each day for you to work with. Choose to work a new spell each day or add it to your Book of Shadows for future use.
Wiccan Guidance - Each day you will be given a suggested topic to explore and a little bit about it.
Goddess Mondays - Focus on a Godess
Crystal Tuesdays - Focus on Gemstones and Crystals
Divine Wednesdays - Focus on Divination
Herbal Thursdays - Focus on Herbs
Mystical Fridays - Focus on something Mystical or Magickal
Healing Saturdays - Focus on Healing, example reiki chakras, meditation etc
Sundays - (Sun) Focus on a God
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Throughout the month I will pass along free goodies for you as I find them, and chances to get free tarot or intuitive readings done by myself. :)
I hope you will join us!
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
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So today we celebrate Valentine's Day. A blissful day of love and celebrating those whom we love. Did you know that this holiday actually has Pagan Roots? Did you know we are actually celebrating an ancient Pagan fertility rite?
Lupercalia was an ancient pre-Roman festival that was celebrated from February 13 through February 15th. This festival was a time to purify the city and remove evil spirits to help the city be fertile for the coming spring. The celebration of Februa also known as Februatio, was a spring cleaning festival with earlier roots that was incorporated into the Lupercalia festival. You'll notice the name February came from this name. Februare is a latin word that means purification.
During this festival February 14th was a special day. On this day in Pagan Rome they had a love lottery. Young girls names were written on slips of paper and put into jars or urns to be picked out by the eligible boys. They would then be partnered for the rest of the Lupercalia festival.
In Roman Mythology Lupercus is a God who is sometimes identified with the Roman God, Faunus, who is the Roman equivalent of the Greek God Pan. Lupercus is the God of shepherds. The Lupercalia festival celebrates the founding of his temple on February 15.
Around 500 C.E. Christianity was progressing into Rome and the Pagan festival was seen as Pagan and immoral and outlawed by Pope Gelasius. His way to make the Pagan festival more Christian was instead of having the names of girls put into jars, he would have the names of Saints put into jars. The boys would then draw a name of a Saint, and do their best to be more like that Saint throughout the year.
After doing this, he declared St Valentine to be the Patron Saint of lovers, and declared that his day was to be held every year on February 14. In the conversion to Christianity, they tried to keep as many Pagan holidays and traditions as they could, but they modified them to fit Christianity in an effort to convert all the Pagans and minimize the uproar of the conversion. It is said that he may have been named for a priest who served under Emperor Claudius.
"The legend is that the young priest, Valentine, disobeyed Claudius by performing wedding ceremonies for young men, when the Emperor preferred to see them roped into military service rather than marriage. While imprisoned, Valentine fell in love with a young girl who visited him, perhaps the daughter of the jailer. Before he was executed, he allegedly sent her a letter, signed, From your Valentine. No one knows if this story is true, but it certainly makes St. Valentine a romantic and tragic hero." (About.com)
Something to think about Have a Blessed Valentine's Day! :)))
Love and Blessings,
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
"As she walked into the room she clutched her jacket a little closer around her waiting for what she knew was coming. Almost every time she walked in the room she would feel like she was hit with a hurricane of emotions. Regardless of how relaxed she was when she walked into that room she could leave there almost on the verge of tears overwhelmed with an influx of emotions."
"She snuggled sleepily onto the couch underneath her blankets and watched Beauty and the Beast. It was a Disney movie so she knew she was safe watching it, as Disney movies are always happy. All of a sudden she felt her eyes well up with tears as Beauty and the Beast were dancing in the ballroom together as she could feel the love between them overwhelming her. It's a Disney movie are you kidding me! She was frustrated with herself for crying at yet another movie on tv."
"She was so excited for her friend to come over. She hadn't seen her in awhile. She'd spent the afternoon baking cookies and getting the house all cleaned. As her friend walked in the door she suddenly felt a huge wave of sadness come over her and felt the urge to cry. But I was just happy three seconds ago? She gave her friend a hug, silently scolding herself for her emotions creeping up to interfere yet again. She attempted to put up the walls to her emotions as she had learned to do throughout her life. As her friend came in and sat down her friend started crying. She was overwhelmed. Her friend began to tell her how she had just lost her precious furbaby. They both sat there crying and giving each other hugs."
Crazy? Sound familiar? These are just a couple quick examples, there are countless other stories and examples I can tell you.
I see so many people out there who are empaths and they honestly have no clue that they are. I can usually tell right away as I am one myself. These empaths are often told they are too emotional. They are told that they need to keep their emotions under control. They've been picked on throughout their lives for being too sensitive, looked at from society as if they are damaged. Empaths are not damaged. There is nothing in fact wrong with them. They are blessed and gifted with a form of clairsentience. The ability to feel anothers emotions. Most of them are natural healers. Yet most of them are unaware that they have these gifts as we live in a society that has not yet fully learned what an empath is and where their talents lie.
What is an Empath?
An empath is someone who is in tune with others emotions. Depending on how powerful the gift they can usually feel others emotions and if not careful can actually take these emotions on as their own.
- Can you feel what other people are feeling?
- Do you always seem to know others emotional states?
- Do people confide in you easily, even strangers?
- Do you get emotionally overwhelmed in crowds?
- Do you get a lot of random mood swings and aren't sure why?
- Do you always know if someone is telling the truth or not?
- When you watch tv can you actually feel the emotions of those you are watching?
- Are you drawn to water?
Empaths are usually highly sensitive people, or clairsentient. Everything in the world is made up of energy. All this energy puts off vibration. We are sensitive to the energy and can feel the vibrations. That's a whole other article in and of itself. Some of us are sensitive to the energy of those who have crossed, some to things in nature, some to electrical appliances, and we are sensitive to the energy of the living. We've come into this world like a finely tuned radio. Among the highly sensitive people you will find Empaths. Empaths have the "others emotions" channel tuned in extra strong.
If you are not aware that you have this ability, and a lot of us aren't, you can become bombarded by information overload if you don't know how to control it. Let's face it, not everyone is walking around happy and it doesn't take much before you can get bombarded with negative energy if you aren't protected.
The first step is to acknowledge that you are and realize that you have a gift! :) Yes, go back and read that line again, you have a gift. You were brought here to earth this time to help others make it through life. A natural healer both emotionally and some of us physically. When in the presence of other empaths I can usually pick you out, as you emit a brighter more white light around you then everyone else does.
Empathy is typically hereditary. So take a close look at Mom and Dad. Mom might have an extreme case of mother's intuition. :) In my case, both of my parents are sensitive. My mom is an empath. I can't get away with anything. My father is extremely sensitive to his natural surroundings. Yes guys can have this too. :P
A lot of empaths are drawn to water. So you will find them either living by water or dreaming of living by the water. Why is this? Water is naturally grounding. Next time you take a shower picture the water washing all your negative energy down the drain and the water filling you with white light and love. This is a simple effective way to ground and it fits right into your daily routine. Drinking water will help as well. I can't emphasize enough how important it is for empaths, as well as everyone to drink lots of water.
You will also find most, if not all of us, are very in tune with nature. Taking walks outside and just breathing is another great way to ground. Even better, walk barefoot! The energy outside in the woods tends to be more soothing. It's away from electrical appliances, noise, and usually people. A perfect sanctuary for the empath. Next time you take a walk find a place that you can sit and be comfy. Sit however you are comfy. Picture roots extending out of your rump into the ground. Now allow any negative energy to go down those roots and into the ground. Place your hands on the ground and draw positive energy up into your body. Concentrate on your breathing. Now listen and try to sense the energy around you. How do you feel? Are you sensitive to the trees? I can actually get information on the history of an area when I do this as I am sensitive to the energy all around me.
Meditation is extremely beneficial. So try to take time each day to meditate and center yourself. It can be as simple as laying on your bed for five minutes each night and concentrating on your breathing. Quiet time for you. As an empath it's essential for you to get this quiet time or you can get quickly overwhelmed and the emotions just stack up on you. So take that quiet time away from technology and just breath.
Shielding is the second skill you will want to learn to master. This can be as simple as envisioning a white ball of light all around you. Set your intention to only allow positive energy to get to you and have the shield stop the negative energy. You can customize this shield anyway you like. Take time designing it. Make it personal to you, but take time every day to apply it. You need to make sure though that you are not throwing a natural brick wall. So many of us try to block the emotions out and bury ourselves under a shield that is not practical for going through life. Ever heard people say that you've put up brick walls? That's essentially what many of us do. So no bricks ok? Nice happy white light that allows the positive emotions to still get to you. The world will miss you if you don't! :))))
Once you start working with these things everything will become easier for you. It will take time to learn to control it so be patient with yourself. If you choose to develop your gift you can do that as well. The more you become aware of your gift and work with it, the more you will open back up to it. The more you become aware of it you will start to find others who are as well. I can assure you there are a lot of us! :)))) So remember.. you are not alone, you have a gift, and you are loved always. You're sent here to help others.
Love and Blessings,
It dawned on me this morning that one theme I see coming up quite frequently is people having the money to complete courses etc that they would like to take as a witch. I myself have said it at times. However when answering an email this morning I thought the answer was pertinent enough to share.
If you are Wiccan you are a child of the divine and one with nature. There really is nothing you will need to practice that you cannot find or that won't be provided for you. You don't need to have a super fancy altar or tools. What matters in magick is your heart, your spirit, and your intent. So do you need the $50.00 moonstone wand that you saw on a website? No. Yes it would be brilliant to have and work with, but honestly you can walk in the woods find an oak tree and craft your own want. Spend time lovingly carving it with runes that mean things to you. In my opinion that is better to work with as it comes from you, and your energy.
Some other examples, for my offering dishes I use abalone shells. I have several stones and feathers and such that I have found on various wanderings in the woods. You can craft a pentacle out of things you will find in nature, branches, herbs, just use a bit of ribbon and glue to hold them together. My alter is done up with little trinkets and such that have meaning to me and I have collected along my journey. The price of your alter doesn't matter it's the time and thought and love you put into creating it.
I also believe that one of the most important things we learn along our path is learning to communicate with the Goddess and our Guides. While I am involved in classes and Sacred Mists, is it necessary to pay for classes? No. As a Wiccan you will learn to listen to the voice of the Goddess. Learn to recognize the signs put in front of you. She will provide you with whatever she wants you to learn. If you are meant to learn about herbal medicine you will be nudged in that direction with signs. You will notice repetitive things in your day to day life pay attention to them. The majority of what I have learned has been given to me by my guides and the Goddess. Things have a way of "falling onto my lap." It always amazes me. Honestly it's like receiving lots of mini-presents throughout the year. It is made known to me if I don't get it right as I will be made to do it again as well. The divine is the best teacher you could ever wish to have.
So take time to meditate and listen. Walk in the woods and listen to the whispers in the wind. Pay attention to the signs every day in your life. Craft a meaningful spiritual alter with the help from the Goddess. In pagan times they did not have access to online classes, stores rich with Wiccan goodies, and they were lucky if they had someone to teach them. Live each day with intent to serve the Goddess and help others and you will be provided for and the way will be lit for you. Keep your faith and walk your path.
Love and Blessings,
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
|original artwork by: Yamichi|
Many Blessing for tonight the Full Quickening Moon. :))
Tonight's full moon is also known as the Snow Moon, Ice Moon, Hunger Moon, and Cleansing Moon. Native American tribes of the north and the east called it the snow moon as it use to be the time that the greatest amount of snowfall came. The name Hunger moon refers to the difficulty to gather food this time of year. The Celts called it the Moon of Ice.
Although some of us haven't seen much of a winter, and I've heard some of you have had lots of snow, tonight's moon represents the coming of spring. It's the time when the seeds start stirring to life under the cold ground. The farmers start planning crops for their gardens. The animals will start to feel their young in their belly's as they are readying for their spring births. The long sleepy winter is finally ending and the earth is in it's early awakening to the longer days in the warmth of the sun.
Correspondences for the full Quickening Moon
Crystals: Rose Quartz, Amethys, Jasper
Deitie: Brighid, Aphrodite, Juno, Kwan Yin, Persephone and Mars.
Colors: blue purple and violet.
Herbs: hyssop, sage, myrhh and spikenard.
Scents: Wisteria, Heliotrope
Trees: Rowan, Laurel, Ceder
Animals: Otter, Unicorn
Birds: Eagle, Chicadee
The element that corresponds to tonights full moon is fire.
Your work tonight should focus on new beginnings of your dreams and goals for this year. It's a night of purification. Work to realize where you past mistakes may have been, forgive and love yourself, and plan for your future. Consider making a dream board for tonight. Find a blank piece of paper or cardboard then spend some time cutting pictures out of magazines representing your dreams for your future. Ask for the Goddess's blessings to help you with it during tonight's moon.
The full moon is in Leo tonight draws emphasis to self, central ideas or instituions. It draws away from connections with others, and other emotional needs. Consider working magic pertaining to courage, strength and authority tonight. Tonight is also a good night for fertility rituals.
Love and Blessings,
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Merry Meet :)
I have spent the last hour working on a prosperity exercise. I learned this in a class called Sacred Pathways for the Magickal Mind. I invite you to join in with me. :) I'm sure almost all of us could use a bit of prosperity in our lives. Ready?
Our first prosperity exercise is a month long commitment which I made today. The first task is to find a jar, box, pouch and decorate it. Each day I will put $1.00 in the jar. We also need to write a list of prosperity affirmations that will be read each day as the money is put in the jar.
First, the money can come from anywhere, loose change you find about the house etc. It may sound like a lot to some but you will be amazed what you will "find" if you want to and you start looking. You can do it!
Second, write the list of affirmations. I chose a normal sheet of white paper and wrote the following affirmations, you can use mine or I encourage you to use your own and make it more personal. :) Once I was done writing my affirmations, I used a bit of a money ritual oil I created some time ago to annoint the paper with.
- I am thankful for all the blessings the universe provides me.
- I am open to the abundance I deserve.
- I know life is abundant and I accept abundance in my life now.
- Money flows to me from expected and unexpected sources.
- New opportunities to increase my income open up for me now.
Third, the jar. :) The picture above is the jar and space I created. The jar, funny enough, I found at Christmas Tree Shops in Cape Cod for $1.99 almost a year ago. It's a blue glass as I love blue, and at the neck it has a thin silver wire with a seashell and a star hanging from it. As soon as I saw it I wanted to use it for this exercise and it has been sitting in my kitchen waiting for the right moment ever since. I cleansed it with cool water and smudged it with sage to get it ready.
I was surprised how easy the setup was for me. I have little shelves next to my kitchen sink. I cleared one of them so that each morning when I get my coffee I will see the shelf with my jar. It's right above it. :) I found some Christmas ribbons in my basement, one gold sparkly one because I love sparkles that I tied around the neck of the jar, one silver one that I tied about the bottom. I then added a raven feather to the jar. It is one of the few raven feathers that I have found on my doorstep waiting for me. A sign from my guides for me I believe. I added a bay leaf sent to me from a friend in the jar. Bay leafs are powerful herbs for protection, psychic powers, healing, purification and strength. Bay trees are known to be guardians of the home and protectors from evil. And it's green. :) It felt right to me so in it went. On the outside of the jar I taped a tiny quartz crystal that my son Cole found for me on a mining excursion during the summer. In front you will see my kitchen incense burner and I have white sage burning on it to help cleanse the area. I have a seperate incense burner that I use on my alter. This one I use primarily for white sage and protection, it has a silver pentacle on it. I folded up my affirmations and tucked them under the jar. To the left of the jar you will see a rock that I found on a journey in the woods with my children. It is packed with gold and silver micah. I was drawn to the rock when I saw it but wasn't sure what to do with it. It has found it's home. :) The little jar of oil you see next to it is the money ritual oil. I annointed the jar and pretty much everything you see with it, as well as the first crisp dollar bill inside the jar. Behind the jar you will see a little witch's broom made for me by a fellow sister of the Mists who owns Simply Delighted Candles and Crafts. The pinecone is also from her. Finally a sand drawing in the back. It has a bridge the ocean and the sun. :) Representing my dreams of living by the ocean and the bridge of life. Oh! one last thing! I put a little jade turtle in front of the jar. I believe it belonged to my Gram? It's been here for quite some time. Jade is a wonderful stone for achieving wealth and your dreams.
Now it's your turn! Will you join me? Let's raise the energy together. :) Let me know about how you do! Would love to see pictures if you want to email them to me at WiccanMoonsong@gmail.com
Love and Blessings,
I received a request this morning for help with a money spell. I have a simple one that you can all try. A couple of things first.
There is no spell that I know of that you can work that will have money just fall out of the sky. In other words, you work the spell and are rich the next day. However if anyone has one please share! lol :)
In all seriousness there is a debate on money spells being ethical to work as wiccans. In my opinion if you are looking for money to be comfortable, for example to help with your mortgage, get an education etc, I believe there is enough universal energy to go around. I would not work a spell trying to manifest a million dollars, as it's unlikely to happen and in my opinion it blurs the ethical line. In ancient times Pagans did spells to help with their crops, livestock, etc. In modern times not many of us have this to provide an income. Let's face it we are in a greenback society. So this is why I believe it is acceptable to work a money spell. That being said don't expect checks to miraculously appear in the mail. They may! However also be aware that it may be delivered to you in form of an opportunity. Someone may call you and say they will pay you to do something for them for example.
The universe will give you what you need to be comfortable if you allow the universal energies to. So before we work any spell you must give yourself permission to receive abundance. You can do this with a daily affirmation to start. For example, I give myself permission to receive the abundance and prosperity that I deserve.
You must make sure that it is your intention and will to receive money. In other words, it's not enough to say I want money. If there's a little voice nagging saying you won't receive it, you won't. Another reason why the affirmation is helpful. It is also helpful to meditate on it. Take some time in deep breathing and imagine yourself surrounded by the comforts that you wish, or what you wish to use the money for. For instance if you are short on the mortgage payment envision that mortgage bill paid. How you feel. What it looks like to see it marked paid. Believe it will happen. This helps to set your intention.
You may also want to pick up a piece of aventurine. Use it during your meditation and focus your thoughts on it. You can place it on your alter when you cast your spell. Keep the crystal on you during the time period you are working the spell and after that if you wish to help bring prosperity to you.
Simple Candle Money Spell
- A green candle
- A white Candle
This may be done at any time, but preferably the same time each day and night.
The green candle represents the money and the white candle represents you. Make sure you anoint the candles with oil first thinking of your desire for money to come to you. Set the candles on your altar or table 9 inches apart. After doing this say:
"Money, money come to me
In abundance three times three
May I be enriched in the best of ways
Harming none on its way
This I accept, so mote it be.
Bring me money three times three!"
Repeat this for nine days. Each day move the white candle one inch closer to the green candle. When the candles touch each other your spell is finished. Make sure you visualize the money pouring in from the universe.
Good Luck and Brightest Blessings :))
Much Love and Many Blessings,
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Thursday, February 2, 2012
Merry Meet :)
A lot of us have learned to meditate. Have you ever tried meditating and breathing through your heart chakra? So many of us work to tune in our senses with our third eye for psychic communication, and solar plexus, however lately I have been working through my heart chakra as well. I would use it with your guides, the angels, loved ones, people whom you feel safe with but the results are amazing.
I have noticed when I focus on trying to move my breathing and drawing of energy through my heart chakra, communication with my guides becomes easier and I am left with the most overwhelming loving feeling. A lot of times our heart chakra can get cluttered with gobbly gook from pain in our lives. Not only does working with this chakra help to clear that but it enables you to listen clearer through it. We've all heard the expression to follow your heart. In essence that's what you're centering your energy on to allow free communication.
I have noticed when working with it that I will see green. The color of the heart chakra. I can see swirls of green light coming up around me mixed with the most amazing golden white light which lets me know that I'm doing it right. When I'm done I'm relaxed like I just had a two hour massage and a power nap. So how do we do this?
Work first with learning to breathe through your heart chakra. Your heart chakra is located in the center of your chest. It is associated with love, understanding, forgiveness and healing. Sit in a comfy relaxed position. Concentrate on your breathing. Breathe in for three, hold it for three, and out for three. Do this for a few minutes until you are comfortable and relaxed. Make sure you are grounded. Picture all the negative energy going through you and out your body through your feet. Envision the white light above you and let it come down through your crown chakra and fill all of you. Take your time with this. You are now grounded and centered. Now, take your time and slowly start trying to pull your breath through your heart chakra. Envision the green energy spinning on your chakra as you pull the air through it and through your heart. Concentrate on doing this. As you get more relaxed and comfortable in this try to listen to what you hear around you. If you are not comfortable trying it on this attempt you can try it when you are. Note what you hear. Note what you feel. Can you feel your fingertips buzzing? Can you hear any music in the distance? How do you feel? Feel free to call upon your guides during this and ask them to speak to you. Allow yourself to relax into it and know that you are loved and trust in divine intervention.
You can use the heart chakra mandala above. I found it at Holistic Healing Hands. When looking through an image to give you this one resonated the most with me. You may choose to use a different image, or none at all. :) It's a starting point for you.
Let me know how it works for you! :)))))
Love and Blessings,
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
|Graphic by Emerald Depths|
Merry Meet :)))
I just had the most amazing experience. An Imbolc gift delivered straight from the Goddess and a dear friend of mine. She asked what my post for the Pagan Blog project would be this week, and told me that she would be writing about Clairsentience. I had honestly not gotten to what I'd be doing my blog on this week and was a little concerned on my topic. Here it was delivered to me today along with a gift of precious validation for me. Something that I hold very dear to me.
Clairsentience is the ability to feel things that are beyond the normal realm of knowledge, clear feeling if you will. I've had it all my life and have been aware of it, however not until the past few years have I been actively working on developing it. I can sense the presence of those who have crossed. I can see them, hear them, smell them. My abilities don't stop there though, I have the same abilities with those whom are living.
There are four psychic senses, clairsentience (clear feeling), clairvoyant (clear seeing), clairaudient (clear hearing), claircognizant (clear knowing). I have them all, although clairsentience is strongest in me. It is not an easy thing to have as you have to depend so much upon trusting yourself and the divine intervention that you receive. Hence why validation is so wonderful to me. I get things all the time. However I have a difficult time trusting what is not in black and white in front of me so to speak.
One of the biggest areas I have issues with is when it comes to seeing for myself. I have the signs all around me but I constantly look and ask for more. Today I was given it. A fellow sister and wonderful friend went out on a limb for me today and trusted her clairsentience and read me. The details she gave me were absolutely unreal. I found myself actually shaking and having streams of happy tears as she told me details of things I had seen in my future. Things that I had seen but wasn't sure if I could trust them as they are my dreams. She not only validated what I've been seeing, but confirmed my gifts for me, and showed me my dreams. She provided details that she couldn't possibly have known. Things that I have told no-one. Such specific details that it could not be questioned of the reading she gave me.
I am still in shock as I write this but incredibly grateful for this gift that I've been handed today. On Imbolc no less. A day of new beginnings, and the rising of the sun gods and longer days. A sign that winter and the cold is indeed ending. My heart is filled with love and joy that my decisions to strike out into the unknown and keep faithfully following my heart and what I feel is divine guidance are indeed accurate and I can trust. Out of respect for my friend I am keeping personal details out of this. :) However I think perhaps she saw how strong her gift is as well today. I am proud of how she's been becoming true to herself and following her gifts and paths as well. I do feel she is someone I've traveled several lifetimes with. There are certain people that you just have that connection with in life. It's amazing when you find them. So a huge thank you and the biggest hug ever.
So as I write about having these abilities one of the biggest messages I have is to trust. I talk about signs I see all the time, and I assure you, they are there. If you need clarification of something ask and it will be given. I am astounded at how clear they made it for me this time. I am grateful to my guides and the spirits of my ancestors whom I know are with me still. My Grandfather made that clear to me today. I am also grateful for the amazing sister who took a leap of faith today in her gifts to deliver me such a valuable message. Thank you :))))))
Love and Blessings,
|Graphic by: AvalonSky|
Merry Meet and Brightest Imbolc Blessings to all of you. <3
Imbolc is typically celebrated on the 1st or 2nd of February. Today is St. Brigid's day. Today we honor the Celtic Goddess Brigid who came to be known as the Christian Saint. Her festival was originally known as Imbolc. The name Imbolc refers to the lactation of the Ewes. So today we celebrate the return of Spring. :)))) Imbolc is also known as Candlemas.
In Ireland, at this time of year, even though it was still cold and harsh, they began to prepare their land for Spring farming. In ancient Pagan times they would circle the field with torches to purify and make ready the land. In the Celtic traditions today is the day that we would remove any Yuletide greenery still in our homes and burn them to make ready the coming of spring.
This winter has been a lot different for me here in MA. Yesterday afternoon I was sitting outside in the sun as it was near 60 degrees outside marveling at how wonderful it smelt outside and looking at the signs of spring. Huh? I'm in Massachusetts. January is typically freezing, I mean freezing here. I'm usually buried in snow right now, and lucky if I can stand outside for 5 minutes let alone sit outside in the afternoon watching the birds outside. I really do feel as if Spring is here though. Watch, now as I've written that I'll get hit with three feet of snow this weekend. lol :)))
In any event Sacred Mists is having their Imbolc ritual today which I am hoping to attend. I am looking forward to the ceremony this afternoon. I'll post tomorrow and let you know how it goes. How are you celebrating Imbolc? Any special traditions? I bought my some some spring colored play dough which he is happily playing with next to me right now. :))) I hope everyone has a Blessed Imbolc. Love and Blessings to you all.
Deities of Imbolc:
All Virgin/Maiden Goddesses, Brighid, Aradia, Athena, Inanna, Gaia, and Februa, and Gods of Love and Fertility, Aengus Og, Eros, and Februus.
Symbolism of Imbolc:
Purity, Growth and Re-Newal, The Re-Union of the Goddess and the God, Fertility, and dispensing of the old and making way for the new.
Symbols of Imbolc:
Brideo'gas, Besoms, White Flowers, Candle Wheels, Brighid's Crosses, Priapic Wands (acorn-tipped), and Ploughs.
Herbs of Imbolc:
Angelica, Basil, Bay Laurel, Blackberry, Celandine, Coltsfoot, Heather, Iris, Myrrh, Tansy, Violets, and all white or yellow flowers.
Foods of Imbolc:
Pumpkin seeds, Sunflower seeds, Poppyseed Cakes, muffins, scones, and breads, all dairy products, Peppers, Onions, Garlic, Raisins, Spiced Wines and Herbal Teas.
Incense of Imbolc:
Basil, Bay, Wisteria, Cinnamon, Violet, Vanilla, Myrrh.
Colors of Imbolc:
White, Pink, Red, Yellow, lt. Green, Brown.
Stones of Imbolc:
Amethyst, Bloodstone, Garnet, Ruby, Onyx, Turquoise.
Activities of Imbolc:
Candle Lighting, Stone Gatherings, Snow Hiking and Searching for Signs of Spring, Making of Brideo'gas and Bride's Beds, Making Priapic Wands, Decorating Ploughs, Feasting, and Bon Fires maybe lit.