Thursday, January 22, 2015

Take the Guesswork Out of Magic

Magic can be fun, useful, and very effective at attracting what you desire. But what if you are not sure that you are on the right magical path? One way to learn more is to sign up for our twice-monthly newsletter, in which we cover all manner of magical topics. We discuss ways to form beneficial relationships with higher beings, magical techniques for self-protection, and much more. You can also delve into magical topics in our magical articles library, Facebook page, blog, and store.

Ever feel like you are alone in following your magical path? Join in the conversations on our Facebook page and share your experiences with those of like mind. It's a great place to get insights from other magical practitioners and get your magical questions answered. Just starting to explore the world of magic? Our articles library, blog and educational resource courses, ebooks and books in our store are a great place to start. We give you such a variety of magical topics that there is sure to be something to grab your interest. Many of the articles include exercises for you to try out and experience for yourself what magic can bring to your life. No cost to explore the blog and article library so nothing to lose by giving it a try. Then when you are ready to get serious about your magical studies check out our courses, ebooks, Kindle books and other educational materials in our online store.

Just to get you started, here is a very basic beginner exercise for you to try out. Give it a try and see what you experience from this exercise. Then jump onto Facebook and share your results with our magical community.

Sun Candle
A sun candle is a great magical tool to use for creating sacred space, giving yourself an energy boost, clearing negative energies or picking you up when you're feeling blue. A sun candle is simply a regular candle that is pure, bright yellow in color with not too much orange in it. To turn this common candle into a magical tool it needs to be charged. Here's how to charge and use the sun candle.

1. Stand or sit in the South facing North and have the yellow candle in front of you

2. Light the candle with wooden or paper matches. Do not use a lighter.

3. Watch the flame grow steady and tall until it reaches what we call a good "working" flame.

4. These next steps will charge the candle. Hold your hands so that they are close to (not too close that you get burned though) and cupped around the flame.

5. Focus your attention on the candle and flame and say this verse out loud in a voice of command (strong, powerful voice):
"Child of Wonder,
Child of Flame,
Nourish My Spirit,
And Protect My Aim!"
6. The candle is now charged. Leave it burning for at least 30 minutes making sure it is on a plate or other protective surface so as not to be a fire hazard.

After at least 30 minutes, when you feel ready, blow the candle out. Check in with yourself to see if you feel a difference in your energy level or the quality of your energy. You may also feel lighter, more harmonious and more peaceful.

This very simple, basic magical technique could be the start of your journey into magic. Try it out for yourself, examine your results, and then decide what your next step will be in exploring the wonderful world of magic.

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Under Attack? Magic's Got Your Back

Every single person has the right to sacred space, and fully safety and security within that sacred space. If you are under attack--physical or psychic--then magical self defense can help. You may use any and all magical means to defend your sacred space from attack (from verbal abuse to someone getting too personal at work to out-and-out physical attack) so long as you follow the primary rule of self defense. The rule says, "In cases of direct and violent personal harm you are entitled to defend yourself by any means available provided you did nothing to encourage or provoke the attack." Here's a more in-depth look at this rule and what it means when considering the use of magical self defense.

Direct – This includes a threat made upon body, mind or spirit. In a magical sense this would include attempts from any outside force or influence to cause a drain on your energy or impose their will upon you.

Violent – Anything that damages your physical, mental, emotional or spiritual well being is considered violent in a magical sense. Their intention to do violence or not is not part of the consideration, only what harm is actually done.

Encourage – This means that you have done nothing that would create or permit an unnecessary opportunity for a hostile being to attack you.

Provoke – If you know a sore spot someone has or know they are under a lot of internal or external stress and you become excessively pushy or confrontive, then these would be considered provoking on your part.

By Any Means Available – As long as all the other conditions of this rule are met, you can use whatever means you choose to defend yourself and the Universe will not consider any response you offer as excessive.

Sound good? Ready to explore more about the world of magical self defense? Learn more about the ins and outs of this rule, plus many magical techniques for self-defense in our Magical Self Defense online course.


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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

When You Need a Little Magical Help, Click Here

Everyone could use some magical help from time to time, right? When you're down or not sure what to do, magic is just what you need. For a ton of magical resources to get you back on your feet, read up on our blog. You'll learn about magical topics from clearing junky psychic energy from a room to hiring angels, to ways to handle an angry boss. The blog has a broad spectrum of magical knowledge that is not only useful, but also fun to read!

The blog is easy to use with a search function at the top left, an archive of articles according to date on the right. Available 24/7 whenever you need a little magic and no matter where you live in the world. Get your new year off to a magical start by checking out some of our most popular blog articles like these:

What is Real Magic Anyway?

Shamanism – How to Create Sacred Space

The Beauty of the Navajo Beauty Way

Make A Magic Ritual Part of Your Morning

Take a Magical Power Walk 

Improve Your Psychic Abilities with the Perimeter Game

You Are Psychic--Yes, You!

Feeling Stressed? Try a Little Bathtub Magic

The Nighttime Blessing Magic Ritual

Ready to get started reading? Start with these and then move on to all the other magical articles on a wide variety of topics. It'll support your current magical practice or help you get started developing a magical practice.

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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Love Magic But Lack Knowledge? Start Here!

Most successful magical practitioners start with a foundation of basic skills and techniques. From this foundation, the practitioner then builds, cuts-and-fits, and alters the basics to fit new situations. If you are just starting out in your magical practice--or would like to--check out our online tutorial on how to study magic. It will help you get your foot in the magical doorway and give you a glimpse into the wonderful world of magic and miracles!

At the foundation of magical practice is gaining an understanding of and being able to work with the four elements of Air, Fire, Water and Earth. From there magical tools can be used to channel these energies to extend the reach and effect you can have in using the elements. These four elements are what make up everything in the Universe. By knowing how to work with these elements, you can then advance into spellwork, healing, communication, performing rituals, psychic development, and magically manifesting whatever you desire. Just to whet your appetite for this magical foundation work, here are some of the aspects of the four elements to consider.

Air
The Air element is connected to thinking and planning and associated with the direction East. It corresponds to seeing, breathing, speaking, hearing, planning, thinking, believing, memorizing, communicating, learning, teaching, information, ideas, wisdom, understanding, worry, sensation, awareness, opinions, data, memory, and mind. The colors associated with the Air element are:

Clear: breathing, physical reactions, physical sensations, seeing
White: mental processes, thinking, planning, communicating
Sky Blue: spiritual enlightenment, wisdom, understanding

Fire
The Fire element is action oriented and is also associated with will, personal power and creativity. Fire is associated with the direction South and corresponds to energy, power, will, desire, anger, pain, motivation, radiance, passion, initiative, aggression, limitation, endeavor, activity, creative, willingness, urge, inspired, excitable, courage, bravado, compulsion, fanaticism, frustration, resentment, rage, and freedom. The colors associated with the Fire element are:

Sun Yellow – Spirit fire, creativity, radiance
Yellow-Orange – Motivation, excitability, activity
Red-Orange – Anger, pain, fever, aggression, drive
Bright-Red – Courage, bravado, will, endeavor
Deep Red – Passion, flow
Electric-Blue – All bands, initiating force on galactic or universal levels

Water
Water is the element of emotion, passion, empathy, flow and feelings. It is associated with the direction West and corresponds to emotions, feelings, intuition, compassion, empathy, sympathy, knowing, devotion, quest, aspiration, intention, appreciation, integrity, harmony, beauty, balance, serenity, fluidity, grief, apathy, joy, and love. The colors associated with the Water element are:

Water Blue – Physical water, hydration, used for healing
Deep Blue – Mental or emotional water
Blue Black – Spiritual water, usually associated with "buried unconscious" issues

Earth
The Earth element is connected to solidity, strength, foundations and permanence. Its direction is the North and it corresponds to strength, money, foundation, endurance, structure, mundane world, serenity of beingness, solidity, boundaries, permanence, land, commerce, products, confidence, loyalty, persistence, stubbornness, fortress, security, anchor, barter, substance, body, base, and possessions. Earth colors are:

Grass Green – Vibrant, dynamic living Earth
Earth Brown – Stable Earth
Black -  Pure, dead Earth (the stuff of black holes)

This is just a short intro into the four elements. For more in-depth study check out our free online tutorial and get started on your way into the wonderful world of magic.

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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Is Magic Real, for Real?

There's no better way to start a magical New Year than to address this topic! We get asked this question almost daily by people hoping, wishing, and praying that magic is real. And yet, there's that doubt factor, too. So, if you're teetering on the edge about this topic and you're just not sure, check it out.... Magic IS real.

Magic Is Real
Not only is magic real, spellwork works and daily magical rituals can improve your life and help you resolve your daily life problems. Of course, like anything else, you get out of your magic practice what you put into it. This is what we know to be true. BUT you have to find out for yourself what is true for you. We encourage you to read our Magic Is Real article and try out some of the techniques we give on our blog and in our magical articles library. The only way magic will become real for you is when you try it out for yourself and see the results it brings you. Remember though that magic is also a precision science as well as an art so don't be too quick to give up if you don't see immediate results. Really give it a good chance to work for you and be sure to do techniques exactly as described because altered procedures produce altered results.

You Decide
By trying out some magical techniques and skills, you will then have your own experience and observations to make a judgment on if magic is real for you or not. Suspend any disbelief you may have long enough to try out some daily rituals and see if they are helpful and useful for your life. Just to get you started here is a very powerful contact ritual that we start our Basic Magic students using the first day of class and students continue to use it up through levels of advanced magic classes. This ritual, called the Exit Ritual, is part of the Navajo Beauty Way. You do it every time you leave an enclosed space, like your car or your house. This incredible magical ritual helps you connect with higher powers and beings and restores a state of inner peace and harmony in you. Here's how it's done:

The Exit Ritual
1. On leaving your house, place of work, store, car or other enclosed area, stop and put your focus up into the sky and say aloud, "Sky Above" or "Sky Father."

2. Keeping your awareness up above, then also extend your focus into the earth and say aloud, "And Earth Below" or "And Earth Mother."

3. Then, keeping your awareness of both above and below, say aloud, "I Greet You."

4. Just stand still and wait a moment or two and see what happens. Watch for acknowledgement or response in one of these ways:
  • From within you, such as a realization, a change of attitude or belief, a new awareness.
  • Changes in your environment, such as a sudden breeze, a change in the color of the sky, a bird or animal suddenly appearing and maybe being extra large, or a tree or bush suddenly becoming vividly visible.
  • A response from Sky and/or Earth: a special message for you, an answer to a question, or guidance and new directions.
5. What happens may happen at just that moment, or it may happen throughout the day. It may change the quality of your day, your awareness ... whatever you notice.

6. You can also include hand gestures in this ritual. As you focus your attention upwards raise your arms in an upward facing V for "Sky Father" and when you move your attention downward lower your arms into a downward facing V for "Earth Mother."

Practice doing this ritual every day and record any results you notice. At the end of about 3 months, try not doing the ritual for a week or two and see the difference in your life. Life can be so much easier with higher powers and beings helping you out. This ritual helps you establish a connection and relationship with those beings. Once you have the relationship going, you can ask for help in just about anything. Nothing is too small, too unimportant or insignificant if it is of importance to you. Having these types of allies can make life, well.... magical!

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