Tuesday, September 30, 2014

5 Reasons We Don't Get What We Want – Part III

In Part I and Part II of this series we discussed how daily rituals, like those found in our Daily Rituals for Attracting What You Want in Life ebook, can help us connect with the Universe and higher beings to create manifestations of everything we want in life. This magical truth has been taught by master teachers for ages and it's all about simply asking the Universe and preparing ourselves to receive the delivery. We've identified 5 main reasons however that people aren't able to follow this simple recipe for getting everything they want and covered two of them in depth. Here in Part III of the series we explore another of those reasons, "We Are Hypnotized by Daily Life".

As a reminder, the top 5 reasons we've identified are:
1. We Don't Believe We Can Be, Do, and Have Everything We Want
2. Negativity is Popular
3. We Are Hypnotized by Daily Life
4. We Are Afraid of Failure
5. We Think We Have to "Make it Happen."

Over the next few weeks, we'll explore the other reasons on our list. Then it will be your turn to give some input on what you think about these reasons and have a chance to receive a magical gift from us.

We Are Hypnotized by Daily Life
Most people go through life in a pretty mechanical state rather than living in consciousness. We are so hypnotized by our daily lives with our schedules, commitments, to-do lists, etc. that we don't consciously create. Test it out for yourself and take a few minutes first thing in the morning and last thing at night to observe your thoughts. You will probably find they are about what you have to do today, or things that happened to you during the day. The big desires and dreams that you have probably aren't part of those thoughts. We go through our routines, our have-to's and shoulds almost like robots. Have you ever been driving to work and suddenly realize you are there without remembering the drive hardly at all. Talk about mechanical and robotic!

The Magical Solution
Taking the time to make daily rituals a priority in our lives allow us to create contact with Spirit and keep that contact going all day. Spirit is the keeper of our dreams, desires and lessons we came to Earth in physical bodies to learn. That part of ourselves that stays in touch with our spirit path and goes through our lives daily with purpose and meaning needs to be nurtured. Daily rituals don't have to be real time consuming or complicated and making them a priority allows us to break out of the mechanical state and become Spirit-led and achieve our dreams. You can magically break out of the hypnotic state of life, live more consciously and become a co-creator with the Universe to get everything you want.


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Thursday, September 25, 2014

5 Reasons We Don't Get What We Want – Part II

In Part I of this series we discussed how it is a magical truth that you can be, do and have everything you want in life and how this is not new information as it has been a subject master teachers all around the world have being teaching for ages. Just asking the Universe can help you get it all. Just like you place your order in a restaurant, you enter this great magical café, select what you want from the menu of infinite possibilities, place your order and the Universe delivers. We started exploring the reasons we don't all do this in the last article and of course the first thing is that you have to get yourself to the "restaurant" and second make yourself ready to receive. Daily rituals are a great way to get yourself to the "restaurant". Daily rituals are small planned actions that connect us with what we want in life and put us in the energetic space to be able to receive. Daily rituals can help you release pain, start the day and end the day in a magical way, get help from higher powers and beings, and access knowledge from the Universe. You'll find a wide variety of these in our Daily Rituals for Attracting What You Want in Life ebook.

Reasons We Don't Get What We Want

As we cover in our Daily Rituals ebook, we have identified 5 reasons that prevent people from getting those things they want. These are all conditions that can interfere with bringing manifestations to fruition and block us from receiving from the Universe. We took an in-depth look at the number 5 reason in Part I of this series. In this article we'll cover number 4 and over the next few weeks, stay tuned as we explore the other reasons. Then it will be your turn to give some input on what you think about these reasons and have a chance to receive a magical gift from us.

The 5 top reasons we don't get what we want are:

1. We Don't Believe We Can Be, Do, and Have Everything We Want
2. Negativity is Popular
3. We Are Hypnotized by Daily Life
4. We Are Afraid of Failure
5. We Think We Have to "Make it Happen."

We Are Afraid of Failure
Most of us in this day and age are not taught how to attract what we want or how to manifest our desires. We don't learn these things in school growing up and it's not something most parents teach their children. Therefore we don't get a lot of practice and are often unsure how to proceed. This quite often leads to failure and when we don't see results of getting those things we want delivered to us, we tend to give up and just accept what comes. We have been taught that failure is something to avoid so we quite often don't even try again.

The Magical Truth
The magical truth is that we are always co-creating with the Universe and never fail. Humans are born to create constantly. We don't always create those things that we want, but we are always creating. There are a variety of conditions that can interfere with the delivery of the things we want to attract, but more often than not we do create what we want. We just often don't have the patience to wait for it and have moved on to something else by the time it arrives. In that case we don't give the recognition and gratitude or even consciously see our creative efforts.

Daily rituals are a good way to make the creative process more conscious and allow us to see the connections between what we ask for and what we get. Being consciously aware of creating our manifestations and our co-creations with the Universe, we gain confidence in these abilities. So pull those old dreams and desires you gave up on long ago out of the attic, dust them off, and learn how to consciously engage to make those dreams a reality.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

5 Reasons We Don't Get What We Want – Part I

It is a magical truth that you can be, do and have everything you want in life. This has been a subject master teachers all around the world have being teaching for ages. To get it all you only have to ask the Universe and it will deliver. It's like being in a great magical café. You select what you want from the menu of infinite possibilities, place your order and the Universe delivers. So why aren't we all doing this? You first have to get yourself to the "restaurant" and second make yourself ready to receive. One way to enter the "restaurant" is by doing daily rituals. These are small planned actions that connect us with what we want in life and puts us in the energetic space to be able to receive. Daily rituals can help you release pain, start the day and end the day in a magical way, get help from higher powers and beings, and access knowledge from the Universe. You'll find a wide variety of these in our Daily Rituals for Attracting What You Want in Life ebook.

Reasons We Don't Get What We Want
As we cover in our Daily Rituals ebook, we have identified 5 reasons that prevent people from getting those things they want. These are all conditions that can interfere with bringing manifestations to fruition and block us from receiving from the Universe. In this article we'll cover one of these in depth and over the next few weeks, stay tuned as we explore the other reasons. Then it will be your turn to chime in on what you think about these reasons and have a chance to receive a magical gift from us.

The 5 top reasons we don't get what we want are:
1. We Don't Believe We Can Be, Do, and Have Everything We Want
2. Negativity is Popular
3. We Are Hypnotized by Daily Life
4. We Are Afraid of Failure
5. We Think We Have to "Make it Happen."

We Think We Have to "Make it Happen."
Let's start at the bottom of the list and explore number 5 – We think we have to "make it happen". We start learning as children that we have to DO in order to succeed. We are encouraged to get good grades in school so that we can qualify for a good college and end up getting a good job which will lead to happily ever after. We are told that "if you want something done right you have to do it yourself", or "keep your nose to the grindstone" or "you've got to pull yourself up by your bootstraps" or "no pain, no gain" and a plethora of other phrases and clichés meant to motivate us. Of course there are some things in life that we have to make happen for ourselves, but the magical reality is that not everything in life has to be so hard. Having to make everything happen all by ourselves is a hard way to approach life and can be exhausting and stressful. With this attitude, many things don't happen because we just can't get to them all or they are too hard and we just stop trying.

An easier approach to life involves creating with help from the Universe and all it costs is appreciation, gratitude and belief. There is a Universal helper in the form of an angel, guide, totem and many other spiritual beings for just about everything you could want. These beings are ready and willing to help you get those things you want like a new job, a new mate, or any life change, all you have to do is ask. That is where daily rituals come in. They remind us that all we need do is the asking, then to step back and let the Universe do the delivering. We really don't have to do it all by ourselves and life can be fuller and easier letting go of the control and micro-managing by letting the Universe do its part.

Tired of fighting uphill battles and having to make everything happen on your own? Then consider changing this number 5 reason that you don't get everything you want. What do you have to lose by giving it a try co-creating with the Universe? If you decide you just can't relax and let the Universe deliver what you want, you can always go back to your old ways. But once you truly let magic into your life and see how different it can be having spiritual helpers in your life, we bet you won't want to go back.

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Choose a Magical Price for Faster Manifestation

If you are a fan of the TV show "Once Upon a Time", then you are familiar with the characters often stating that magic comes with a price. They are more often than not referring to the fact that you have to be careful what you ask for so that you don't receive some type of backlash for breaking Universal laws that govern magical practice. This applies too in the real world of real magic. In the world of real magic, many people also believe magic must come with a price and that there must be some type of payment to compensate the Universe for it to work on our manifestations. Since we live on a planet where virtually nothing is free, our minds tell us that the Universe must demand a price for the gifts and benefits it bestows on us. When it comes to getting something we want, our minds follow this thought process:
  1. I would love to have X (something I don't have and feel is beyond my current reach)
  2. I can't afford X
  3. Darn! Forget about X
The Nothing Is Free Mentality
The truth is that the Universe doesn't work that way and does not demand a price from us. The Universe and its angelic and other spiritual helpers operates on a larger and grander scale than we do on Earth. What we consider a miracle is just an everyday occurrence to them. It doesn't consider demanding a price from us anymore than we would demand a price for holding a door open for someone with their hands full of packages. Most humans though continue to believe that the Universe must extract a price for miracles it delivers. Think about someone who bargains with their Higher Power making promises of what they will do or not do if he/she will just deliver a certain miracle or manifestation. Overcoming this belief is not an easy undertaking, so the alternative we suggest is to go around the belief instead.

Naming Your Price
One way to get around the "nothing is free" belief is to name your own price. Since the Universe doesn't really need to be paid, but we can't get mind to believe that is true, naming your own price is a good way to compromise. By naming your own price, you'll probably pick something you can afford and the Universe gets a giggle at our performance. As the Hopis say we are here to "sound a joyous note to Creator's ear" and giving the Universe a giggle is a joyous note. When naming your own price here are a few things to consider:

1. Money - The price doesn't have to be money. The Universe doesn't really have any use for money. That is a human concept. Your price could involve money if you wanted to donate to charity or something along that line, but it does not HAVE to be money and may be best if it is not. Just the mere mention of money often makes people feel anxious, stressed, angry, regretful or a slew of other negative type emotions. For that reason it is probably best just to keep money out of it.

2. Sacrifice – You could pick a price that includes sacrificing something you don't really need. That could mean getting rid of possessions which could create more sacred space in your life or it could mean getting rid of emotional states like anger, impatience, doubt, fear or any type of negative energies that interfere with your life. The same could apply to negative thoughts that you continually have. Sacrificing a thought means replacing it with something else. Instead of allowing your mind to repeat negative thoughts over and over, stop and change to a positive thought. Sometimes this process means you have to just start with a simple "I am willing to be willing to think a more positive thought" instead of jumping right to the positive thought itself. The same process works for dealing with negative emotions.

3. Mutual Benefit –
You could pick a price that will have benefit for you and for another person by being of service to them. This "paying it forward" philosophy can have a lot of great benefits and satisfy your mind by letting it believe you have made your payment and are now ready and deserving to receive your gift from the Universe. Acts of service could be those where you do something for someone and you don't tell anyone what you have done or that you have done anything at all. It doesn't have to be a big thing that you do however. It could be that you send blessings to someone you pass on the street that looks like they are having a bad day. Maybe you just hold the door for someone else or give them a flower from your garden. It could be even something as simple as letting a comment go by that you would normally argue with or taking off work early to spend some extra time with your family.

It doesn't matter what price you select, large or small, because after all it is your choice. You don't want to make a price so high that you avoid it or it sets you up for failure, so give a little thought to what is reasonable and that you will feel satisfied with. Remember it's all for you because the Universe really doesn't demand the price. No matter what you pick, if it helps put you in a better space for being able to receive from the Universe then the price is well worth it.


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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Want Money? Try This Magic Spell

Looking for how to attract money into your reality? Magic spells, like a simple candle spell, with directors and limiters are a good start. There are magic spells that can get very complicated and involved that require an experienced magical practitioner to create and perform. But a simple candle spell can be done by experienced or beginning practitioners. It's one of the simple magical techniques you'll find in our Witchcraft Spell Book: The Complete Guide of Witchcraft Rituals & Spells for Beginners.

About Candle Spells
A magic spell is a formalized intention put into an energy form to break through obstacles to achieve a particular goal. A candle spell like any magic spell starts with a purpose or goal. In a candle spell the candle is programmed to act in a certain way towards that purpose. It also energizes, activates and feeds the spell. Since magic is a precision science, any good magic spell will have directors and limiters built into it. The candle in a candle spell translates those directors and limiters into an energy matrix that has force in the world.

Directors and Limiters
Are you familiar with directors and limiters used in magic spells? These are very important as they are the way we tell the Universe exactly what we want and what we don't want to happen as a result of the spell. For example, if you are asking for money and you don't specify certain criteria, you may find a penny on the ground. Not exactly the amount of money you were hoping for probably, but the Universe did deliver you money. Or if you don't specify certain ways that you don't want the money to come to you then you may find you are the beneficiary of a life insurance policy. In that case you get the money you are seeking but at the expense of a family member's death. Also not what you wanted to happen. By using directors and limiters in your magic spells you can avoid these types of occurrences and define exactly what you want.

Directors tell what you want your spell to accomplish. Limiters tell what you do NOT want to have happen as a result of your spell. You should include how, what, and when factors when writing directors and limiters. Generally they need to have the spell's purpose, how certain elements and energies will be used, safeguards for the spell and when the spell will start and when it will stop. Writing good directors and limiters takes much thought and some experience. Take your time and really think it through. You need to be very specific about certain things such as how much money you want and what time period you need it by when writing directors. Then when you start writing limiters, think a bit like a lawyer writing a contract. Anything you leave to chance will follow the path of least resistance and may achieve your goal, but in a way that you didn't want. Include things in your limiters such as "no harm or untimely death will occur to self or others or their property as a result of this spell" or that "money will only be obtained through legal means". Be sure also that your spell does not bind another person in any way or cause them to do something against their will as that goes against the laws that govern magical practice. You also have to give a lot of thought to how you word your directors and limiters. We had a student once who specified that the Universe not bring him more business than he could handle emotionally. He broke up a long term relationship shortly after launching the spell and was an emotional wreck. The Universe acting on his instructions sent no business his way.

Leave Some Wiggle Room
Now that we've made a case for how and why to be specific with your directors and limiters, we have to look at the other side of the coin. You also don't want to be so specific that you are not reasonable or are so restrictive that the Universe doesn't have any room to work within. For example, asking that you get one million dollars immediately is not reasonable. This is real magic at work, not fantasy magic that has a genie appear to immediately grant you any wish. Remember that a spell is an energy matrix that has to gather force and overcome barriers over time. Asking for something that is impossible will just make the spell null and void. So for example, when specifying numbers in your directors and limiters, use ranges instead of exact numbers for ages, salary, sizes, amounts, dates and so on. This gives the spell more freedom to achieve its goal. For beginners, it's a good idea to start creating spells that will have small effects until you gain some experience. As you get more experience, you can then move on to bigger things. You can see samples of good directors and limiters in the Witchcraft Spell Book: The Complete Guide of Witchcraft Rituals & Spells for Beginners book if you need help getting started.

Launching a Candle Spell
After deciding on good directors and limiters for your candle spell, you are ready to design and launch the spell. This simple candle spell only has 3 steps to follow.

1. Write
Write your directors and limiters down on paper once you have established them. Make sure they are written clearly and concisely and do not violate the Rules of the Road, but that they allow for plenty of space and time for the spell to work.

2. Light –
Put the paper with your directors and limiters written on it on top of a plate and under a Sun Yellow candle. Fold the paper if you need to for it to fit under the candle on the plate. Then charge the Sun Candle with this verse:
"Child of Wonder,
Child of Flame,
Nourish My Spirit,
And bring my aim!"
Repeat this verse between 3 and 7 times if you'd like to and leave the candle burning for 30 minutes to an hour at a time. At the end of the time blow the candle out. Be sure to blow and not snuff the candle as blowing sends the request and snuffing smothers it. Repeat this step every single day for up to 40 days.

3. Be Bright –
You have launched your spell and are continuing to feed energy into it by repeating step 2 daily, but the Universe is already working on delivering your request. The only other thing you have to do is to keep an open mind and heart. Look for signs that your request is coming to you, show appreciation for what you have and gratitude for what you know is coming, stay in a place of peace and joy and avoid letting mind drag you into doubt and skepticism. Be confident that the Universe will deliver your request. Allowing yourself to have negative emotions and doubts can set up a block that will not allow your desire to flow to you. The Universe will do its part to deliver, but you have to also be in a place from which you are able to receive.

That's it. A simple candle spell that allows you to co-create with the Universe is a good way to start learning how to create and perform magic spells. The more experience you have, the easier it will become and the more magical your life can be.

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Yet Another Magical Ritual to Help You See Your Financial Blind Spots

We've been finding a lot of interest being expressed to us lately about the topic we've been covering in our recent newsletters and blog articles about how to attract money and finding our financial blind spots. And why not? With everything getting more and more expensive these days we'd all like to know how to attract money wouldn't we? So far on this topic we've shared some of the rituals from our Witchcraft Spell Book: The Complete Guide of Witchcraft Rituals & Spells for Beginners and here we have one more to offer.

Preparing for How to Attract Money
The rituals we've been discussing are not actual magic spells for how to attract money, but rather rituals to help you pre-pave the way and be in the proper mindset to receive money or anything else that you desire when you are co-creating with the Universe. Often the Universe is ready to deliver what we have asked for, but we have a block that is keeping it from getting to us. The big problem comes when we don't even know what those blocks are or we have a real financial blind spot going on. Learning how to attract money or anything else we've asked for requires that we find out what those blocks are and work through them to open ourselves for what we want to flow to us.

Left Hand/Right Hand Ritual
This ritual for getting answers is one we call Left Hand, Right Hand. Magically speaking there is a disconnection between your right hand and your left hand which represents a disconnection between mind and Spirit. With this ritual you can literally question the Universe with one hand and ask for information or guidance and receive the answers through your other hand. Here's exactly how to perform this ritual:

1. Using a compass, determine the cardinal direction East.

2. Sit in the East (which is the direction of knowledge and communication) facing West.

3. On a flat surface in front of you have a Sun Yellow candle, wooden or paper matches, paper and a pen.

4. Light your candle and charge it with the following verse and wait for there to be a tall working flame on the candle before going on.
"Child of Wonder,
Child of Flame,
Nourish My Spirit,
And protect my Aim."
5. For most people, their dominant hand is the one they write with, but in some cases this is not true. Point at something and the hand you pointed with is your dominant hand. Use this hand to write the question on your paper that you want help answering or that will lend itself to guidance. For example, you might write, "Why can I not keep a job?" or "What is causing me to not be promoted?" or simply, "What issues do I have that prevent money from coming to me?".

6. Now switch your pen to your other hand and write the answer. Don't worry about how the writing looks as long as you can read it. Don't stop to think about answers either, remember we are by-passing Mind to get our answers from higher powers and beings communicating through Spirit. Just write the first thing that comes to you. You may be surprised by what you get, don't question it, just write it down.

At first the answer you wrote may not make any sense to you. That's OK. Just keep the answer in your consciousness for a few days and see what happens. Sometimes answers come a small bit at a time instead of big chunks. That makes them easier for us to get a full understanding. There may be more information, events or situations that will come in the next few days that will give you a better understanding of your answer, so be aware of those. You can also make this a daily ritual and do it as many days as you need to until you have the understanding and information you seek. Remember it's not always the end goal that is the most important, but the journey to get there. Be patient and enjoy watching the process unfold that brings you to knowledge, understanding and enlightenment. This process will always be in perfect timing with our ability to process and use it.

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Another Magical Ritual to Help You See Your Financial Blind Spots

In our September 2 newsletter we talked about the financial blind spots we have that keep us in the dark as to why money is not flowing into our realities. In learning how to attract money and establishing a good relationship with money, it is important to pave the way for that flow to come to us. The Universe is willing and ready to deliver what we desire, but often we "get in our own way" and block the flow from getting to us. The newsletter article gave directions for doing a Question Circle to consult the beings of the four directions for insights and guidance. Another daily ritual you'll find in our Witchcraft Spell Book: The Complete Guide of Witchcraft Rituals & Spells for Beginners is how to consult the Spirit of Owl.

Spirit of Owl
The spirit of Owl is a particularly good totem to consult for guidance because it has many of the best qualities of physical owls including:
  • very keen sight, especially at night which means they are able to see what is hidden
  • excellent hearing
  • able to turn head 270 degrees (eyes in the back of the head ability)
  • excellent hunting skills
  • reputation for wisdom

You can see how these attributes would make Owl a good one to help figure out those things in yourself that you are not aware of. So if you are looking to "hunt down", see all around you and bring those things hidden from you out into the light, the wisdom of Owl just may be what you need.

Working With the Spirit of Owl
The Owl totem specializes in hunting down information that is hidden or not immediately available. Follow the steps of this ritual to request help from Owl.

1. Aloud or in your mind say, "Spirit of Owl, I request your help."

2. Wait quietly for a few seconds until you "feel" the presence of Owl. If you aren't familiar with working with spirit beings and aren't sure you feel the presence, go ahead to the next step since Owl always comes when requested.

3. Tell Owl what you are requesting. For example, in this case you might say, "Owl, please come with me today and show me what is causing my financial situation to not improve. Please show me this in a way that I can clearly understand. Thank you in advance for your help." Thanking Owl as with other Spirit beings is a necessary part of the request as the Owl totem thrives on appreciation.

4. Now go about your day with an open mind as to what Owl will show you. Owl will ride on your shoulder, whispering in your ear, giving you knowledge and understanding where you had blindness and confusion previously. The messages may come in many different forms such as an overheard conversation from a stranger, old memories appearing in your thoughts, a significant symbol or picture you come across on a sign or in a book or magazine, the words of a song and many other ways. Just stay aware and open to any communications that come.

5. Once you get your messages from Owl and have received the information you are seeking, be sure to offer appreciation and gratitude again.

If at the end of the day or time period you stated in your request, you don't have the understanding you seek, ask again the next day. You might need to re-form your request a bit or you can stay with the same one. Since you are working on uncovering hidden information it could just be that you didn't understand the information Owl sent you or that it is still hidden enough that you just missed it. Ask again as many times as you need to and as many days as you need to, each time asking for the answers to come in a form you can easily understand. Each day that you ask, Owl will make it more obvious to you. Just be persistent in asking until you reach the point of understanding. Owl is there to help guide you to that understanding.

Whether you are seeking for help and guidance to money issues or any other issues in your life, the Spirit of Owl is a good ally to have. Establishing a relationship with and working with this totem through this ritual is a great way to grow spiritually, develop a better understanding of yourself and to invite magic to be at work in your life. 

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