Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Magic 2012: Clock's a-ticking ... Have You Figured Out Your Lesson Yet

Magic 2012 is quickly drawing to an end. As the much prophesied date of December 21, 2012 approaches and we transition into a new era, let's look back at what magic 2012 has been about and what you can still do before the December date arrives.

Magic 2012: Large Life Events
For many people, the year of magic 2012 has been filled with chaotic events and/or the year has seemed to move at a fast speed. We have seen more people dealing with life events of a larger scale this year. Whether it has been in financial, relationship, health, or loss issues, there has been an increased intensity in these life events. The lessons associated with these issues have caused people to have to look beyond the events themselves and turn further inward to gain understanding of the important lessons they have yet to learn. The good news is that magic 2012 has been a time of manifesting quicker and making changes quicker. More people have opened themselves to guidance and help from higher powers and beings, have learned to trust their inner voice and received asked for signs from totems and spirit forces. The lessons may not all have been pleasant, but they have been more profound this year.

Magic 2012: Need Help Getting Your Lesson?
There have also been people for whom this year held significance, but they did not face the craziness and did not have those big life lessons to learn. That could mean there really isn't one for them at this time, but it could be they just haven't been tuned in enough to get it. There is still time. If you haven't figured out your big life lesson for this year, ask. You can ask the 4 winds, angels, your totems, guardians or any number of spiritual beings to send you signs if there is a big lesson for you this year. Spend some extra time meditating and doing self observation. Dig deeper than you have before. If there is something that you have been uncomfortable about or an issue that you haven't really wanted to face, this is the year more than any other that can bring you resolution, peace and a deeper understanding.

This has been a year that many of the tried and true techniques used in the past haven't been working for people the same way. They have had to get more creative, make big changes and seek out alternatives. If you've never taken on doing a daily ritual, this may be the time to do that. Doing a daily ritual insures that we set aside some time everyday to connect with the higher, have some quiet time and create some sacred space for ourselves. This can be meditating, do yoga, reading from an inspirational book or any number of uplifting spiritual endeavors. The key is to do the exercise everyday, thus making it a daily ritual. This opens a doorway through which higher powers and beings can enter your life. If you do a daily ritual and haven't received insight into any deeper life lessons, you may need to change to a different ritual. If you have been doing the same ritual for a period of time, you may be going through your ritual in a mechanical way at this point, thus closing the doorway. Changing to a fresh ritual may engage your centers and allow you to re-open the door.

Remember that any intentional act is an act of magic and in this year of magic 2012 those intentional acts can open you to new possibilities. This year has been best and fastest time to manifest anything, so if you haven't gotten to it yet, it's time to get moving, the clock's a ticking!

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

What is a Voodoo Doll in Magical Terms?

Voodoo and voodoo dolls in particular have been portrayed in movies, books and television for a long time as a dark and mysterious type of magic. In actuality, Voodoo is a West African religion also known as Vodun, Vodoun, Vodou, Vudu and Voudou. The voodoo doll is just one part of the practice, but seems to be the one most people are familiar with. They can be a very useful tool for a wide spectrum of magical procedures.

What Is A Voodoo Doll Used For
The voodoo doll has the same use as what many magical practitioners refer to as a simulacrum. A simulacrum is an object that is a likeness of something. Simulacra can also include photographs, pictures, figurines, symbols, lists, and Tarot cards. They are objects used to capture the essence of that which you seek to affect. It is best not to use simulacra made of plastic or rubber as they do not "key" well. If your object is made of wood, make sure it is a dense wood or there may be problems "keying" it as well.

Using simulacra allows you to do magical procedures on people and things you are not in direct physical contact with. In fact the person you affect can be all the way on the other side of the world, or you can affect a global situation. By making a psychic connection, between the simulacrum or voodoo doll and the person or situation, you can perform the magical procedure on the doll or simulacrum and the person or thing it is connected to will get the benefits. By the Universal Law of Similarity, the more likeness between a simulacrum and that which it is keyed to, the greater the psychic connection. So the more your simulacrum looks like the person or the situation you want to affect the greater they will be affected.

How To Key A Voodoo Doll
As an example, take the case of using a voodoo doll to do a long distance healing with someone hundreds of miles away from you. Making the psychic connection or "keying" is done by holding the voodoo doll in your dominant or "output' hand and thinking of everything you know about the person. Continue this until it feels charged, warm, heavy or tingly or some describe it as a feeling that the doll is "alive" or they felt it wiggle. The voodoo doll is then keyed to that person. At this point you must be very careful with the voodoo doll. Anything you do to it will affect the person it is keyed to. So you don't want to go off for the weekend and leave it lying around for the cat to bounce around the room causing injury to the person. You need to do your magical procedure whether it be a healing technique, putting up an omnil for protection or whatever and then unkey the doll or simulacrum.

How To Unkey A Voodoo Doll
To "unkey" a simulacrum, you cut the psychic connection lines with a keyed athame (fire element tool) and throw a blast of electric blue energy at it from your athame. Some Wiccan practitioners also will bury the simulacrum in the earth for a moon cycle to complete the "unkeying" process.

Be sure that any magical operation you are attempting using a voodoo doll or simulacrum has been thought through thoroughly as always and that you are following the Rules of the Road (Universal Laws governing magical practice) to avoid any karmic backlash. Voodoo dolls and other types of simulacra can be extremely useful tools for a wide variety of magical healing, protection, and communication if used appropriately. They help expand the range of using your magical techniques to help others and are a great tool to add to your magical toolbox.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

7 Protection Magic Rituals You Should Practice

When it comes to defending yourself against a variety of forms of attack, protection magic is very effective. However, magicians must be careful when using protection magic because we have considerable power and force. The inappropriate use of that power and force can cause Universal backlash. We therefore must be careful to control our tempers and not use magical protection from attackers in a reactive manner. When it comes to protection magic a good rule of thumb to remember is that you have the right to exist and follow your own path and by extension, your right to defend yourself against those who might seek to prevent you from walking your path.

Protection Magic: 7 Techniques
There are basically 7 protection magic techniques that can be used either separately or in combination. They are:
1. Rooting and Grounding – used with excess noise, aggression, anger or general fire energies in your space.

2. Hand Lightning – used to stop someone invading your space or preventing an attack.

3. Lightning Rod – used to send back an attacker's energy or to boost your own energy.

4. Fireballs – used for self defense from attack and to warm a cold room.

5. Fireball Messages – used for sending extremely severe messages to an adversary.

6. Fire Half Shields – used as energy shield to protect yourself from attack.

7. Sonic Self Defense – used to stop attackers in their tracks with the use of your voice.

Protection Magic: Grounding Exercise
Here's an exercise you can try out on Grounding for magical protection from a person who is angry and directing that anger towards you or using it to disrupt your space.

With Grounding you pull excess fire energy from another person or the environment, flowing it through your body and pushing it into an electrical ground.

  • Find a source of the energy color you want to pull (anger is red-orange) to look at as a reference
     
  • Locate an electrical ground like an outlet, light switch or a sink (uses water pipes running into earth). This is where you will flow the excess fire energy to for it to be safely grounded.
     
  • Put your output hand (hand you point with) or your foot on the electrical ground if possible. If that is not possible, you can point your output hand toward the electrical ground, but make sure no living thing comes between you and the ground.
     
  • Pull excess fire energies in through your input hand, through your body and out of your output hand into the electrical ground.
     
  • Keep pulling until the anger is gone. This usually takes two minutes or less according to how angry the person is, thus how much excess fire energy they have.

You can use this technique discreetly and the person you are pulling the fire energy from need not be aware that you are doing it. All they know is that the anger subsides in them. To develop your own magical self-defense arsenal using magical protection and self defense techniques, check out our homestudy Magical Self Defense course.

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Do You Know the Top 5 Reasons People Fail at Real Magic?

We sometimes hear from people that their real magic procedures didn't work and they want to know what went wrong and how to manifest the things they want. They often begin to doubt their magical powers. When real magic seems to have failed, it often turns out to be a matter of we, ourselves getting in the way of manifesting everything we want.

Here are the top 5 reasons we've found that people fail at real magic or that interfere with how to manifest what one wants.

1. We Don't Believe We Can Be, Do, and Have Everything We Want
We are taught that we must make sacrifices to get what we want or that to get one thing we have to give up something else. The Universe however is limitless. We can ask for and manifest everything we want and there still be enough left for everyone else.

2. Negativity is Popular
By the Law of Attraction we attract to our lives that which we focus on. Negativity being as popular and prevalent as it is in our society causes our positive energies to become skewed and thus interferes with our positive manifestations. All the negativity around us serves to keep us distracted from the positive things we desire. No one sits around and dreams of all the negative things they want to have happen in their lives, but most of our attention throughout the day gets focused in negative directions.

3. We are Hypnotized by Daily Life
We tend to get so caught up in daily life matters and act mechanically that we forget to consciously create. Work, family responsibilities, to do lists and all the daily living concerns occupy our minds and don't allow us to spend time or thought manifesting or communicating with higher powers that can help with our manifestations.

4. We are Afraid of Failure
We don't grow up being taught how to attract what we want and we don't get a lot of practice at it. We are taught to abhor failure however so we give up too soon attributing it to failure or don't even bother trying because of the fear of failing. 

5. We Think we Have to "Make it Happen"
We tend to make creating much more difficult than it needs to be. We think we have to "do" it and take on the total responsibility for it. We have been taught that to get ahead or get what we desire takes hard work, nose to the grindstone. Sometimes that can be true, but usually we create with the Universe's help and it doesn't have to be hard at all.

If you find yourself having difficulty with your manifestations, take a look at these 5 reasons people fail at real magic and see if any of them apply to you. Once you have that awareness, you can be on the road to change and finding how to manifest everything you want in your life. You can read more and learn how to expand your magical successes in our Daily Rituals ebook. To get a special discount on the ebook, just go to our Facebook page, give us a like and leave a comment telling why you want to learn more about how daily rituals can help with manifesting what you want in life. Then send us your email address and we'll email you back a code to enter at checkout for a discount. Learning how to manifest what you want and get a special savings, you can't beat that!


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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Magic 2012 – How to Look Beyond the Events

As we approach the much prophesied date of December 21, 2012 we are seeing more and more people dealing with large life events. Whether they are dealing with financial crises, major health issues, relationship breakdowns, loss of home and property, job loss, or any number of other manifestations of 2012, people are often filled with questions. They ask questions like:

Why me?
Why is life so unfair?
What do I do now?
Where do I go when I feel like I have no where to turn?


Many times these life events appear to be "bad news" and people tend to focus on the events themselves. People also tend to get stuck in the "Why me?" mode. The key to successfully navigating the events that Magic 2012 tends to throw in our lives is to look beyond the events themselves. Instead of asking questions like, "Why me?" Magic 2012 asks us to dig deeper. We need to be asking questions like, "What is the real message behind this event? What am I meant to learn from this event? In what way is this event asking me to change?"

While these life events may appear to be bad news, don't worry! The good news about Magic 2012 is that it is easier to change yourself and your life in 2012 than it will be in the future or has been in the past. If you need help getting answers or guidance try doing a question circle and asking the Universe for help.

How to Do a Magical Question Circle
Here's what you'll need: a sun yellow candle on a plate or in glass, paper or wooden matches, pen, and paper. You may also need a compass to help you figure out the cardinal directions of east, south, west, and north. Once you've gathered your materials and have located the cardinal directions, light your yellow candle with your matches. Then, follow the steps below.

1) Bring your candle, pen, and paper to the east quarter of your circle. Sit facing the outside of the circle (facing east). Ask the Winds of Knowledge what you need to know about your situation, and get quiet inside as you wait for the answer. Be prepared to write down everything that comes to you. Don't think about it, just write. Keep writing until you no longer receive information. Thank the Winds of Knowledge and move to the next step.

2) Move to the south, and sit facing south. Ask the Winds of Power to show you what actions you need to take for your situation. Again, write any answers that come to you. Thank the Winds of Power.

3) Move to the next quarter, in the west, and sit facing west. Ask the Winds of Feeling what emotional shifts you need to make regarding your situation. In addition, you may want to ask for spiritual enlightenment. Thank the Winds of Feeling, and then move to the next quarter.

4) Move to the north, and sit facing north. Ask the Winds of Strength how you can build a foundation for the future you want. Ask for practical guidance about your situation. Thank the Winds of Strength.

5) Finally, move back to the center of your circle and sit facing east. Read through the answers that have come to you from each direction. Slowly digest the information. You may want to repeat the question circle several times, at different times, until you get clarity on your situation or lessons.

The year 2012 is an interval year, which means that changes not possible before are now very possible. Ask the right questions and you'll get some amazing answers.


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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Have Trouble Meditating? Help With Meditation

Need help with meditation? Are you one of the many people who just can't seem to get the hang of sitting quietly and turning off your mind chatter? You are definitely not alone. Yet, a meditation practice is so important in a spiritual practice, as well as having health benefits, that we have a simple exercise to give you help with mediation and get you on your way.

Why Have A Meditation Practice? Benefits of Meditation
There are many benefits of having a mediation practice. On a spiritual level, meditation is used to create peace, joy, harmony and manifestation in your life. It is a way of creating sacred space giving you a place to "get away" from everyday noise and rush. This allows you to be able to commune with nature, listen to messages from higher powers, clear your mind and open yourself to many other magical things. Creating a meditation practice for yourself is a way of inviting in your psychic skills.

On the physical level benefits of meditation include lowering of the blood pressure, strengthening of the immune system and reducing stress. A regular meditation practice has been shown to increase serotonin levels in the body which can help with depression, headaches and insomnia that are associated with low levels.

Help With Meditation: How to Do Meditation
So, now you are sold on the benefits of meditation, but still don't know how to get started or find it frustrating. We hear that a lot. Here are some simple steps to give you help with meditation and show you a simple way of how to do meditation.

1. Sit comfortably with your eyes closed, hands in front resting on your lap, right hand cradled in the left. Be aware of your thoughts, yet remain unattached to them. Be aware of your sensations. Make sure you have at least 15 minutes of quiet, undisturbed time to sit. Early in the morning is best. You can sit on the ground, in a chair or where ever you are comfortable.

2. Sitting with a lit candle, burning incense or near a running fountain or moving water can sometimes improve meditation. Burning a botanical such as lavender can help you relax.

3. With your eyes closed, feel your breath moving in and out of your body, but don't try to force the breath or breathe on purpose. Just feel your body breathing by itself.

4. If thoughts come into your mind (and they will), let them simply pass through. It may help to imagine that you are sitting on the shore of a river watching boats go by. The boats are the thoughts that come into your mind. Sometimes you will get so fascinated with a particular boat that you will want to jump on board and investigate. This is what happens when your thoughts carry you away from your quiet place on the shore. When you notice that you have been carried away by one of your thoughts, just return to your quiet place on the shore and notice your breath again. Don't be discouraged or berate yourself when this happens. It is part of the process and over time you will be distracted less and less.

5. If you have great difficulty being interrupted by your thoughts, you can also meditate with your eyes open, focusing on a candle flame or on the smoke from your incense burner. Sometimes having a visual focus will reduce the internal chatter from your mind. The sound of a fountain, which is irregular and difficult for your mind to follow, can also help with mediation.

6. Sit for at least 15 minutes in this quiet meditation. The length of your mediation is not as important as the consistency. It is better to do a shorter mediation daily than to do longer ones sporadically.

7. Do not judge the results of your meditation by how peaceful or disruptive it was. It is the effort to reach a place of inner quiet that matters, not whether or not you achieved total quiet. Enjoy your time of meditation as it is time you are devoting to your own inner development. The more you develop your inner life, the more your outer life will flourish and grow.

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Good Magic Tips for Getting Answers from the Universe

Getting answers from the Universe is a good way to make sure we are on the right path or that what we are doing magically is not going to interfere with something we don't have knowledge of. It is also a good way to get guidance for issues we are facing in our lives. Many people are not sure how to go about getting answers from the universe. Here are some good magic tips on getting answers from the Universe to your questions.

Magic Tip #1: Conscious Choice
This is a good magic tip to gather and maintain force. The gathering and maintaining of force, the energy that enables us to transform thoughts and ideas into physical things we can touch and feel, is one of the easiest ways to manifest. When we exert this type of magical act of power in our lives, we are more in tune with the Universe and open to its help in creating our manifestations. The Conscious Choice exercise can help us achieve this state. Doing this exercise for 40 consecutive days is key. If you miss a day, then you will need to start over at day 1, which is OK. It's the doing not the finishing of it that makes the change. Doing the exercise makes every action we take exponentially more powerful and effective than without the exercise. More importantly, the exercise helps us avoid the need for willpower, which can carry us only so far. You will find the force you gather with it to be powerful, flexible, and effortless. In fact, this force is the essence of miracles, in which events happen seemingly outside the bounds of reason.

Here's how to do the Conscious Choice exercise:
1. Make a conscious choice everyday – at any time of the day.
2. Start with trivial decisions, such as what to eat for breakfast, whether to watch TV or read a book, or what color socks to wear.
3. Say to yourself, either aloud or silently, "I will now make a conscious choice."
4. Next, ask yourself the choice question, such as, "Do I choose to watch TV or read a book?" You can also make the question broader, such as, "What do I choose to do right now?"
5. The first answer you "hear" internally (or sometimes externally from a passing person) is what you must follow. You may not, in this exercise, avoid doing the option you have consciously chosen. This is the reason for making trivial choices at first.
6. Make and follow your conscious choice each day for 40 days.

Magic Tip #2: Asking for a Sign
This is a good magic tip to use when you are starting to doubt whether or not your manifestation is taking shape. Feelings of anxiousness and doubt can interrupt magical procedures. When in doubt, getting answers from the Universe in the form of asking for a sign can relieve the doubts and negative emotions that are pushing on your magical creation.
Say to the Universe, "Please show me a positive sign today that I can easily understand that shows me my manifestation is coming to me." It's that simple.
Then watch for your sign. It may be in a conversation you overhear, a symbol that has special meaning to you showing up, something you read, a song you hear or a multitude of other ways. You will need to be aware and watching for the sign. If at the end of the day, you have not recognized the sign, ask again. Ask this time to be shown a sign that is clearer to you. The Universe will always deliver the sign, we just sometimes miss it. It's OK to ask for something more obvious.

Magic Tip #3: Asking Owl
The owl totem is a good one to work with in getting answers from the Universe. Owl medicine is associated with clairvoyance, astral projection and magic. Owl sits in the east which is the place of illumination and can see things that others cannot.

To work with Owl:
1. Say aloud or in your mind, "Spirit of Owl, I request your help."
2. Wait a few moments until you feel the presence of Owl (no more than a few seconds).
3. State your request. For instance, if you need help seeing why you keep having negative love relationships, you might say, "Owl, please come with me today and show me what is causing these negative relationships in my life. Please show me in a way that I can clearly understand. Thank you in advance for your help." Appreciation is very important to this process.
4. Keep an open mind to what Owl will show you. Owl will ride with you on your shoulder, whispering in your ear, giving you knowing and understanding where before you had only blindness and confusion. Owl may bring up old memories, send you a phrase from the mouth of a stranger or bring a chance meeting with another person. Owl will use any and every device to help you see.
If at the end of the stated period of time, a day in the above example, you still don't understand what Owl is showing you, ask again the next day. Each day Owl will make it more obvious to you. Each time you gain a new insight or understanding, thank Owl for the help. Remember that Owl penetrates secrets and veils, and can show you anything you wish to know. All you have to do is ask!

These three good magic tips for getting answers from the Universe are simple to do and can amaze you. Give them a try and see for yourself what results you get. We'd love to hear what experiences you have. Either leave a comment on our blog or Facebook page. We've shared our magic with you, now you can share your magic with us.


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Friday, October 5, 2012

Magic and Miracles - Start with Simple Meditation

We often are asked about the best way to meditate as part of a magical practice and our answer is that simple meditation can bring magic and miracles into your life. Meditation does not need to be complicated and in fact can be a very simple process that you do for as little as 3 minutes per day or for as long as you choose. Meditation is a wonderful way to invite magic and miracles into your life because it creates a sacred space or doorway through which magic can enter. Many people think that bringing magic and miracles into their lives has to start with complex spells or rituals, but if you are a busy person or you just like to keep things simple meditation is the practice for you.

There are many different forms and types of meditation to choose from. Here are some steps to begin on simple meditation.
  1. Sit comfortably in a quiet place. Make sure you have at least 15 minutes of quiet, undisturbed time to sit - early in the morning is best. Feel free to sit on the ground, in a chair or anywhere you find comfortable. You do not need to sit in the lotus position, just any position you find comfortable.
  2. You may want to sit with a lit candle, burning incense or a fountain to improve your meditation. You may also want to burnsome incense or botanicals like lavender to help you relax. 
  3. Once you have set up your space and are sitting quietly, close your eyes. Feel the breath moving in and out of your body, but don't try to force the breath or breathe on purpose. Instead, feel your body breathing by itself.
  4. If thoughts come into your mind, let them simply pass through. Here is a metaphor that will help: Imagine that you are sitting on the shore of a river watching boats go by. The boats are the thoughts that come into your mind. Every now and then, you will get so fascinated with a particular boat that you will want to jump on board and investigate. This is what happens when your thoughts carry you away from your quiet place on the shore. When you notice that you have been carried away by one of your thoughts, just return to your quiet place on the shore and notice your breath again. 
  5. If you have great difficulty being interrupted by your thoughts, you can also meditate with your eyes open, focusing on a candle flame or on the smoke from your incense burner. Sometimes having a visual focus will reduce the internal chatter from your mind. The sound of a fountain, which is irregular and difficult for your mind to follow, can also help.
  6. Sit for at least 15 minutes in this quiet meditation, or longer if you desire. The length of your meditation is not as important as the consistency. It is better to do a shorter meditation daily than to do longer ones sporadically.
  7. Do not judge the results of your meditation by how peaceful or disruptive it was. It's the effort to reach a place of inner quiet that matters, regardless of whether you actually reached total quiet. Even a session filled with thoughts and efforts to return to inner quiet can be effective. The results of your simple meditation will appear in your daily life - during daily encounters and events. You will find, over time, a new sort of peace and inner quiet in dealing with all of life's events and people. Most of all, enjoy your time of meditation. It is time you are devoting to your own inner development. The more you develop your inner life, the more your outer life will flourish and grow.

As you can see these steps to simple meditation don’t require any great magical skills, but you will find that doing this daily will bring plenty of magic and miracles to your life.


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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Good Magic Tips for Safe Travel

Whether taking a trip to another country or state or just a trip to the local grocery store, there are good magic tips for safe travel to help you get there.

Good Magic Tips for Safe Travel #1 - Hire an Angel
I use this technique every time I get into a car. I simply say out loud, "I'd like to hire a travel angel to get me to _____ (wherever I am going) safely, serenely and securely." You can also add on to your request that you would like to have the road cleared of anything that would cause long delays or that you'd like a parking space waiting for you close to where you need to go. Be sure and thank your angel in advance in a heartfelt way for the work done on your behalf and thank them again when you arrive at your destination.

Good Magic Tips for Safe Travel #2 - Ask a Sylph
I used this technique while traveling around the Yellowstone area back in the 80's to stay clear of major fires happening at the time.

A sylph is a being made of pure air. They specialize in communication and knowledge. Sylphs can be very useful when you need information quickly on things like weather and road reports. It is best to communicate with them using mind as spoken words are too slow for their short attention span. Here's how to communicate with a sylph:

1. Sit quietly and close your eyes, if possible.

2. Think the words, "I request the help of a sylph for [state your reason]."

3. Wait a second and the sylph will be there, though you may not be able to see it.

4. Quickly communicate your request with a thought, such as, "I need a weather report on the next 50 miles of this road. Thank you in advance for your help." Appreciation in advance of the sylph's help is very important.

5. Wait a few more seconds. The sylph will return quickly with your answer. The answer will be a thought in your mind, possibly in your own voice. Don't dismiss it, trust it.

6. Thank the sylph again for its help.

Good Magic Tips for Safe Travel #3 – Work with Weather
If you are concerned about weather conditions on your trip you can work with the weather in advance. If you don't want to fly in stormy weather or drive through flood conditions, these can be taken care of magically in a variety of ways.

For whichever technique you use to work with the weather, first you need to think through what you want, just like in any magical procedure. You need to have specifics of what you are asking for. For example you wouldn't want to say "I don't want it to rain". That is way too general and could mean it will never rain again or just totally backfire on you. You want to specify a range of time and location and anything else specific that you can. Instead of stating what you don't want, state it in terms of what you do want. The Universe doesn't respond to negatives as well as it does to positives. Instead of saying "I don't want it to rain", try saying what kind of weather you do want.

Next, it is a good idea to ask for help from weather beings and to check in with higher powers. There may be a reason for a particular type of weather that you are not aware of, but that higher powers are. Different disciplines and traditions call theses beings by various names. We find the Winds of each direction, Sky Father, weather angels, storm spirits, sylphs and of course Grandmother (spirit of the Earth) appropriate beings to consult. Asking these beings for help creates a safer way to get your desired results since these beings exist on a higher level than we do and have access to higher levels of information. They see things on a larger scale and will know how to help us get what we want without interfering in a bigger plan or inconveniencing another.

If you now have defined specifically what you want, have the help and the go ahead from higher beings, it is time to focus your intention and see a picture in your mind of the weather scene you want. Lay this picture over what you see actually happening outside. Put enough energy into the picture that you can feel it coming alive. Be sure you are not flowing negative energies such as anxiousness, fear or nervousness into your picture. You need some emotional energy flowing into your picture, but strong negative emotion can negate the results.

If the outside picture is completely different than the picture you are creating, you may need to start with smaller steps. Start by looking for one thing you could change that would lead to other changes. For example if it is snowing and the roads are snow packed and it is dreary and cold, you could start by moving the dark clouds away. This would lead to first the snow stopping, then the sun being able to shine through which then leads to the snow melting off the roads and it being warmer. See how that works?

It's a good idea to do some practice on this weather working technique before you actually are taking a trip that you need to change the weather for. Performing it while in panic mode will probably not bring you the desired results.

Good Magic Tips for Safe Travel #4 – Omnil
Putting an omnil around your car is another way to magically insure safe travel. An omnil is a type of circular magical shield that you can put around people or objects, including your house or car, for protection. This technique does require a higher ability of magical skills, but let me give you an example of how useful it can be.

One of our students put an electric blue fire omnil around her car before taking a short day trip of about 80 miles round trip. She was driving at 50 mph when a deer jumped out right in front of the car, no way to stop in time to avoid a hit. The student saw the deer fall in front of the car and looked right into the deer's eyes as it fell backwards psychically sending the message of `don't worry you will be fine`. Everyone around pulled over sure there was an accident and a dead deer to deal with, but as our student got out of the car, the deer stood up and ran on across the road, jumped a fence and then a young deer jumped out, crossed the road and followed its mom. No damage to the car and no damage to the deer. Our student got back in her car and drove away leaving several people standing in the road scratching their heads wondering what just happened.

If you want to find out more about putting up ominils and other types of protective shields, check out our Magical Self Defense homestudy course.

Practice these magic tips and enjoy safe travel!


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