Though I would make a page just for myself really to remember how really good this mornings peak am time rituals and spells really have gone!
Will always cherish this morning , really brought in the ancestors too so was extra special.
Witchcraft for those who have allergies and Asthma to Candles and Incense.I was a pack a day smoker for years, also suffered from bronchitis a few times a year. As I got older I quit smoking but noticed as a professional spell caster doing 3-4 spells a night alot of incense and candles were really getting to my allergies and asthma .
But I had always done candle Magick it was my trade mark.
The one thing I found that helped was switching to white unscented candles then just carving my intention and color into them. It’s absolutely OK to use white for anything and you can even carve in a combo of colors such as green and gold for business success .
Incense for whatever reason nag champa is the only one that doesn’t really bother me but I let it burn for awhile on the altar before using the altar. If I sit right in front of it it will still bug me.
I can still use sage, the mini wands atleast to smudge without a attack, but I have bought a sage citrus spray to clear the air of negativity more daily and in quick situations.
Fire symbolically sends our wishes to the air..to the sky…
So for someone who really can’t use even little unscented candles or incense at all , How else can you release to air? obviously throwing a oil sprayed and sigiled petition into the air outside is one way but if your doing 3 or 4 a night that’s alot of paper in your yard lol
Sprays work great if your doing your own work especially and I will try to add some recipes here for different sprays, they still hit the air just like smoke and carry your intentions.
One thing I have learned that helps, something I do with locals especially and try for yourself is to get a nice big rock.. Can be ugly as shit lol just a big guy and charge it under the moon as a prayer or wish rock, similar to a vision board.
Then over the month between full moon to full moon write sigil style petitions with initials on the rock. Leave it back outside on new moons and full moons. And when you finally run out of room, place it outside for good.
It will eventually make your yard look very interesting lol If your extremely artistic do Mandalas to represent the intention of the spell..be creative.. The rain in time will wash and evaporate the wish back to the heavens above.
As I get more into my Crone years of course I get that the real Magick comes from inside of us anyways. But being a spell caster I love to get messy and create new ways to do spell work and not hurt my aging health while doing so. I want to encourage you all to always keep learning, experimenting, playing and trying new things. Where there is a will there is a way. You sure can still do great magic even with asthma or allergies.
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So here is a awesome idea I did as a promotion for my group Mystic Market on Facebook.
Empty out a chocolate holding heart box of your choice and fill with witchy fun things!
I used small crystals, mojo wish beans, various incenses and resins, a money spell candle, and some simple Jewerly.
You could also pull this off for a Birthday gift easily! So if your reading this now go buy the Heart boxes while still on sale !
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Do you have trouble sleeping at night? If the answer is yes , then it may benefit you to make yourself a dream pillow!
Dream pillows are small flat and filled with herbs and meant to be inserted into your regular pillow.
It is simple to mail yourself a dream pillow. All you need to do is stitch a small piece of fabric, ( a handkerchief is perfect) , so that the fabric then resembles a envelope. Remember to leave one side of the envelope open, so that you can insert the herbs. If you wish you can add a piece of Velcro to the open end of the pillow, in order to ensure easy replacement of herbs in the future, or, you can just sew up the opening after inserting the herbs, and just start all over again when you want a new dream pillow.
It is now time to fill your dream pillow . some of the most effective herbs for calm and sleep are lavender, rosemary, sparse peppermint, Chamomile is used as it is said to keep nightmares at bay.
I hope you enjoy making and using your dream pillow. Sweet Dreams!
So I’m curled up in my bed with my youngest daughter who was sent home from school with the stomach flu after without knowing she was really going to be sick, I had a strange feeling about sending her to school this morning . I couldn’t find a real valid reason to keep her home at that time, but sure enough a few hours later she was indeed back home. So now we’re just laying here, watching Peppa Pig, she’s trying to keep some 7up down, I’m sipping on some sweet blessed Moscato. Which leads me to the story about the witches runes I’ve been making from my collection of wine corks.
Normally Runes are made from wood or stone but a few years ago I started making my own sets from wine corks. They do roll a bit more when you toss them then wood or stone, but on carpet or a tray with sides I feel that you can get a easy accurate reading for sure!
I’ve never been one to just toss my wine corks, I’ve always made Wine Cork Yule wreaths for my Coven friends etc, written blessings on them etc. But the Wine Cork Witches Runes really has become my favorite repurposed project for wine corks.
But for those newer to witchcraft, my point is never be afraid to stretch boundaries, explore new ground, be inventive! Moms do this all the time, it comes naturally, and sometimes something works, sometimes it doesn’t lol
And that is OK!
I used the rune corks to ask if selling them online would be a huge success, unfortunately it doesn’t look like I’ve found the next pet rock or chia head, no , but that’s OK, if I sell a few and make a few friends happy with a cool Yule gift….. It was still fun to do, if someone reading this is inspired to branch out in their craft with their own creativity, then that is what it’s all about.
Meanwhile I’m resting next to my baby girl watching cartoons. Because yes that is part of my life as a witch too.
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So I remember back when I was first involved in a local manifestation support group. Not just Witches, but it was formed after the movie The Secret hit, and all types of people were starting to understand the law of attraction. Which we Witches knew about for years, just used different words and ways for.
Anyways so I was younger when I was in this group and had goals and desires just pouring out of me left and right. But others sometimes seemed to struggle with not knowing what they really wanted. I remember not really understanding how one couldn’t want something . How do people stop having dreams.
As age started catching up with me and having a third child and life and health taking some strange turns, before I knew it I was now the older woman of the group going, omg I don’t know what I want except a nap and maybe new glasses or some new orthopedic shoes lol
I went from creating with Erin back then a Television crew knocking on our door to make a show about us as Witches to barely being able to hold on to my job as a professional witch and having people find me at all.
One thing I have noticed and may help others who due to age or life distractions just wearing you down is first of all, its OK to not care about being famous and gorgeous anymore, I think those two things were the heart of my first years of manifestation, and we did pretty much get there maybe not super famous, but we were well known enough to be stalked !
And I look back at some of the old eBay photos of me and Not to sound egotistical but I was more gorgoues then I knew when I was in full shine connected mode.
But my understanding of beauty has changed over the past ten years and Its just not something that makes my top ten anymore.
Neither is being famous.
The things I crave as a older woman are harder to label, harder to make a actual goal of and most of it I do already have, so hanging on and protection of what I have has become important and I think this is subconsciously what may block some people, change happens, and when we shift to enjoying what we have so much that our desires become protective, we start resisting change. And if your in the mindset of resisting change , it gets a bit tricky to focus on wants, desires and goals , doesn’t it?
The way out I think, is instead of protective resistance is simply gratitude.
We all have heard it so much, but its true. Gratitude is amazing.
When we are grateful instead of clingy protective, its such a different vibe.
Gratitude has a way of bringing back connection to ourselves.
So I say to those facing new years resolutions or trying to make desire lists or vision boards and just not getting far.
Don’t force it.
Make a gratitude list, or board or celebrate the good things of last year, before even trying to co create next year.
And spend some time in the present moment, its really ok to just be where you are , enjoying things.
Your power to manifest is infinite, your not gonna run out of wishes, your not gonna shrivel up because you didn’t make a new years resolution . You still lived and had good times before you knew about the law of attraction or witchcraft etc. You’ve used them consciously now to really make changes etc.
But never be afraid to just run on gratitude and present moment enjoyment.
If you run on auto pilot for awhile as long as gratitude is the energy behind it, you will be fine.
It’s when fear, resistance and anxiety fuel the auto pilot that it gets messy lol
And if that’s where you are it can be hard to switch out of. Gratitude can be that simpler little step. If change is too scarey or confusing to focus on. Simply focus on what is good in your life right now.
It will put you back into sync and flow even if your not sure what you want to create. You’ll be right where you need to be when you eventually do figure it out 🙂
And if nothing else , my personal fall back , is to always wish for joy and well being.
It’s general and if the word joy is too intense to connect too, I’m really a fan of well being. It’s from Esther Hicks Abraham of course . But such a soft soothing safe word.
I dream of my highest well being, comfort, ease, enjoyment, pleasure. And you may not have a image of exactly what any of that looks like, but the words bring about feelings you really just can’t go wrong with!
How’s that for a resolution 🙂
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As we enter into Yule here and head into 2016 I have to be honest in my reflection back on this year. It has not been my personal best. My spell work clients are reporting back with success from the spell castings I’ve done for them but I admit my own work for myself, when I have actually gotten around to it has fallen a bit shorter then normal and some of that is my own mindset and lack of self care.
Life is about helping others, it is what we’re here to focus on, it is all about love and helping those in our worlds but you have to also self care especially if your stubborn about asking or allowing others to help you. I got myself into situations by being slacky in self care where I have really had to rely on help from friends the past month and a half.
This is a bit of a strange pattern of mine anyways , I’m all super witch till right passed Samhain/Halloween then it’s like I try and hibernate on self care lol And by Yule I’m climbing out of some self created mess every dam year !
Being a witch and being aware of the power inside doesn’t mean your ever going to be perfect at it, I’m a Virgo , trust me I try ! LoL
But we are gonna slack, have pity parties, space off self care, forget we know better, forget to use our powers, try to hibernate when it’s cold and dark then realize we just don’t have a life that allows that.
Luckily being witches we can pull ourselves out of it pretty fast.
Do your road openers, your energy amps, your inner sunshine spells .
Sometimes our self sabatoge is just our higher self reminding us that we are Indeed a witch and we can indeed pull it together !
I remember back when I was very young and hanging out in various covens wondering why if these people were such powerful witches why some were so poor, some obese, some desperately single and alone, yet when they would help me with a spell or show me something I saw it work time and time again. Being older I get it now, being powerful doesn’t mean your not still human, not still distracted, not still prone to self sabatoge.
And when we go to help others we sometimes do it with a love for others we don’t always have for ourselves.
So my suggestion for all witchy poos and everyone really is if you really want to magically create a awesome 2016 for yourself and others … Start back at the basics, love helping yourself as much as you do others or as close to that concept as you can get.
Jessa The Hoodoo Honey