Post-Samhain

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The energy of stillness and quiet is present today post-Samhain and it is so soothing to the mind, body and spirit after the turbulence of the last couple of months raw with angry and sorrowful depression, days filled with anxious hours and feeling completely bereft of love. There were many points during the ‘die off’ period when I thought there would be no relief from twisting, reforming and restructuring of all that I call life. It truly feels like a process of rebirth this year.

There is no coincidence that it is my birthday in a few days and so I have a ‘real’ chance to be born again. My birthday this year also feels very significant, which is not something that comes up every year. It is truly a moment of transition for me. It carries a sense of some profound change, not simply a way of letting go off the old, but really stepping into a state of being new. The transformation this year is manifesting through the element of Water (the birth element of November) where healing plays a huge part. It is not the usual Fire regeneration and rebirth. What is occurring ‘post-death’ is a state of cleansed and new straight out of the Earth womb. I am also being connected to the Moon in a very strong way and it is going to be a Full Moon on my birthday this year and I intend to engage with it, which, again, is new for me. I have some magical workings planned and one of the callings with this rebirth is to step into my power, really feel it as I am being born into the new, and embrace exactly what I can do. It fills me with energy, which I can only describe as excited knowing and quiet wisdom.

Today, on the 1st November I am also clearing out my altar to simplify the space to allow for that new and shiny energy to come in and settle. I crave everything simple, bare, white, pure and light. It is a new beginning for me and I will be writing a dedication, devotional offering to the Goddess of wisdom and all life, Ceilleach, to ask her to take me into her cave of rebirth and guide me on the journey of connection to my new self and generating relationships going forward based on love, kindness, dignity and compassion.

Wishing you blessed future and Happy Celtic New Year!

Full Moon January 2017 

  
The full moon had me frozen, silent and encapsulated in my own feelings. I experienced inner peace and war all at the same time.It felt like I was encircled by a silver ring with a raging fire inside of it. Grounded yet very aware of the burning within. 

The moon has a capacity to illuminate I feel. Awareness sharpens and all senses become alive and it is often hard to control it hence one can swing from feeling peaceful to rageful, from laughter to tears, hot to cold. It doesn’t feel safe and I have to hold my awareness in harness not to break that silver ring that surrounds all my emotional waters within. 
The sleep was deep and reflective and on waking I was back to balance, myself and feeling self-assured in what I needed to do. 

New Moon revisited

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I just read an old post of mine about upgrades I received a while back about love during Dark Moon period. POST HERE 

During that time the information I received was to cultivate the love within, make it grow regardless on whether I am in a relationship or not. My awareness of inner power and the vibration of unconditional love within became strong and clear. What I also felt, however, and yes, this is the tinge of darker shade I imagine needed to be added, was my lack of need for a partner. I feel that was thrown in there to see if I get confused, by-pass a few things and really get the message. Reading it back my perception of what the message really was changed. It was wonderful to have received the insight and a real felt sense of the love within me. I connected to myself on a different level during that time and it has stayed with me, but what was the other side of it? Did I really need to abandon all my relationships purely because I felt I didn’t need that for as long as I love myself? Do you see a slight distortion in the message that I perceived to be that way. It is a bit of riddle, which in this post I attempt to unravel.

With some time passed and a few view on that particular time and insight I can see the mixture of vibrations woven into what I was experiencing. It was yet another test, firstly, on whether I would be able to really connect to myself and sustain that vibration of self-love on a continuous basis. The second part was to challenge me to stop and think deeper into what was actually best for me and how that newly found inner love could serve me AND the other rather than ‘I don’t need the other, I am complete as I am’. Over some time what occurred in my life with regards to my life partner has actually been a deepening of our connection and love rather than abolition of all connection. What I feel now is not only love within, but deep wisdom of the Earthly love and what that means to be a partner, a wife, a life companion. It feels deeply grounded, safe and soul soothing. One might say my initial insight had taken me on a journey towards further discovering of how my inner love manifested out there in my relationships and through deepening connecting rather than letting go off it, my inner love grew and my wisdom became a guiding voice here on Earth. One might say the Spirit vibration got manifested in real terms in this dimension, which is the ultimate goal of spirituality and a struggle for so many.

The lesson of this is not to see things as they appear on the surface, but allow for it to develop, look deeper, give it time to really make sense in your body and in your current reality. There is often more to a message than meets the eye and we are often to quick to make a judgement and a decision, which sometimes is nothing more than an unconscious attempt to run away from something, a resistance to something.

Happy New Moon and cultivating new seeds of love and wisdom!

 

Releasing Fire spell with a drawing, New Year’s Eve ritual/spell

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Fire magic. New Year’s Eve releasing spell

I have been attracted to doing some drawing in the last few weeks and I have decided to incorporate that inner pull into my magical workings. Using creativity and intuition are very important to me, as I often find it is the best way to express whatever needs to be expressed in the moment and what can be better than tuning into your inner voice and following your inner guidance to create whatever is calling to be released, expressed or manifested.

Find a quiet place where you won’t be disturbed and what I suggest is just go for it. Some people find that they prefer preparing themselves for a drawing through visualization first. I go with ‘unconscious’ creating, i.e. putting pencil to paper without preparation or engaging with any thinking process. It is a process, which draws unconscious material out of darkness and into the light. It allows you to see what needs seeing in that moment. More on Creative/Active imagination HERE.

I continue to feel as I go along, I listen to where and what is appearing in my body, but mostly I let it flow and whatever is meant to come up will come up. The only thing I say to myself before I start is – Release what no longer serves me. It lets the Universe know what your intention is and energy will align with what your need is, you just have to go with its flow and create.

You can also produce a list, i.e. words on a piece of paper of what you wish to be released with a drawing, which symbolically represents each of those things on your list.

The Moon is currently Waning and it is New Year’s Eve. It is the perfect time for releasing, letting go, cleansing and ridding yourself of anything or anyone that no longer serves you or wishes to walk alongside you with peace and love. This ritual is very simple, yet very powerful and all you will need for this is:

  • Drawing/list or both you prepared
  • Cauldron to light the fire in
  • White, black or violet candle
  • Lavender oil burning (optional)
  • Can be done outside or inside

Prepare yourself with a visualization of your goals, needs and desires and set your intention holding your drawing/list in your hand.  Light a candle and place it in your cauldron. Roll up your drawing/list and light it slowly. Let it burn chanting

Let what no longer serves me

Fly away Fly away

Release me, Heal me, Cleanse me

Happy New Year everyone! Let the Goddess bless you and your families with joy, love, pleasures and delights, good health and success, peace and kindness in the heart.

Much love

Raw Nature Spirit

Image source: http://www.rootsofritual.net/

Candle and Oil Magic e-course

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New short e-course coming up shortly specifically focusing on using candles and oils in magic workings, rituals and spells.

  • concise introduction for beginners
  • easy to follow and understand
  • easy to use and refer to information

Includes:

  • candle colours and associations
  • dressing candles
  • moon cycles
  • preparing for magic and other tools
  • elements associations
  • oils associations

and more

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New Moon Ritual

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New Dark Moon energy is delicious to me, it is gentle and soothing, very introspective, reflective of the past and looking towards the future. There is hope and enthusiasm about it, quiet contemplation of what gifts are awaiting us all and enthusiasm for new ideas, which usually are springing to my consciousness around that time.

In contrast to the Full Moon, while others get very excited, I always find it too intense and often hard to bear. I often find that things happen around that time whenever I try and put myself out there, whenever I force myself, things, which are out of alignment happen. During Full Moon my mind is clouded and emotions are dense. Although I absolutely love the Moon’s energy and it is the most pleasant sensory experience for me when I am out in the Moon light with my palms stretched out in front of me with the light penetrating my cells, performing spells or rituals during Full Moon for me is difficult. I enjoy having a quiet ritual simply by spending time with the Full Moon, but that’s as far as it goes. There is often a fair amount of resistance in my physical, emotional and mental areas. It is an interesting observation I have become aware of this year Excited to see what transpires next, as I continue on my beautiful journey of magic living. You see, the journey is very individual just as our energies are individual and how we vibrate and when, there are similarities, but there are also many peculiarities and oddities, which only you can experience. The way to go is to find these things out for yourself and to do that you need to listen to your intuition, pay attention to your body and emotional and energetic vibrations during each Moon cycle. When it doesn’t feel right for me and I can sense resistance I never force it regardless of what plans I might have had for that day or what I had prepared. I do not do it till the time is right for me. This applies to ALL spells and ALL Moon cycles.

New Moon has a lovely light feeling to me with colours of purple coming to mind. It holds a mystery of what is to come, an anticipation, a new beginning, another chance, a new path to take or walk the same path with renewed energy and passion. I feel all elements very present at this time and I invoke all of them when doing a ritual on the New Moon.

I commune with all the elementals asking them to guide me in whatever goals I have in mind and whatever wishes I would like to bring to fruition for my loved ones and my home. I focus strongly on Earth and ground myself with the ‘tree meditation’ inhaling the energy from the centre of the Earth into my whole being and stretching it out to every cell of my physical body and psychic awareness and releasing all tension while breathing out back to the centre of the Earth.

NEW MOON RITUAL

Before a New Moon find an object either in your house or outside in your garden, on a walk or anywhere you go. It can be a stone, a twig, a leaf, a piece of bark, a photograph, a piece of clothing, a statue or a piece of jewellery, a crystal anything that resonates with your intention. Trust that when you begin to focus on finding such an object it should come into your physical awareness. You will recognise it when you come across it. You can perform your ritual in your chosen sacred space inside or outside or you can just sit wherever you are called to do it at the time.

Sit down comfortably, close your eyes and follow your, when you feel you access the ‘in-between thoughts’ state paying a gentle attention to your breath think of all the wonderful things that you already have and wish to come MORE into your life. Declare that everything you think and feel is fully from your heart and from the space of unconditional love towards yourself and others. Think of qualities that you value in your experience, in people around you, which you would like to attract MORE into your life. What is it that you would like to experience more of? Holding your chosen object in the palm of your hand, focus your attention and intention on ‘injecting’ all the qualities you chose into the object, send your energy into it,  e.g. generosity, kindness, good health, affection, tenderness, etc. the list can be as small or as big as you wish. You might want to be very specific with one or two things, or you can adopt a general ‘more of good vibration’ approach with this spell. It is entirely up to you and you will know the path you will take once you set on working with it. Once you put all the goodness into your object find a spot outside where you will bury the object. Find a place where it is clean, joyous where you feel the energy is conducive to positive growth and expansion. Let it ‘grow’ in the Earth, ask the Universe to make all of those things bigger and better with gratitude and love. And leave it in there. Your intentions are set and it is done!

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Here’s a stone that I found on my Winter Solstice Walk. I love it.

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