Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Magic for When It Is All Too Bloody Much!

It is all too bloody much!

That came in an email the other day from someone who had been hit with calamity after calamity ... everything from fender-benders to sick kids to pay cuts at work.

It was just too much and this person wanted to know what he could do, magically, about his situation. It's a good question, and he's not the only one asking it.

Magical Solutions When Life is Too Bloody Much
This is an important topic to address because a lot of people often find life a little too hard to bear. Many people are waking each day to minor calamities, from tooth abscesses to broken computers to relationships that are falling apart. It's like life as we know it is falling part.

So what do we do magically to alleviate this problem? After all, when life as we know it falls apart, it's not a good thing. Luckily, we can take magical steps towards a happier future.

Three Magical Steps when Life is Falling Apart
I like to keep things simple in magic because life is complicated enough. There's no point in making your magical practice complicated as well, right? So here are three magical steps you can take if your life is, well, falling apart at the seams.

1. Don't panic. (duh!)
2. Choose one very, very simple magic ritual you like.
3. Become a slave to the magic ritual.

So let me explain. These three steps really work, and I've deliberately made them sort of inflammatory to make a point. So bear with me. Let's take it one step at a time.

1. Don't Panic
The "Well, duh!" factor is pretty high on this step, but is has to be said. After all, what's the first thing we are programmed to do when a calamity occurs in our lives? PANIC! Yup, sheer unadulterated panic. So learning how NOT to panic is pretty important. By Law of Attraction, panic attracts more things to panic about. So learn to back off the panic a hair or two. Go with, say, annoyance or light cursing to start with. You probably can't go from panic to happy, but you can take a step back from panic and satisfy yourself with a few curse words. So practice, practice, practice not panicking. This is important. Consider it a crucial part of your magical training. You have to master this step, at least somewhat, before moving on to the next step.

2. Choose One Very, Very Simple Magical Ritual You Like
This step is pretty logical. Magical rituals are useful because they create magical effects in your life. The more your life if falling apart, the more magic you need in your life. So you'll need a magic ritual you can use when something calamitous happens in your life. So pick a magic ritual, any ritual, that you like and that is simple. Remember, when you are focused on not panicking, you won't have a lot of brainpower left to do a complicated magic ritual.

Some magic rituals I like include the Navajo Beauty Way Exit Ritual, the Sun Candle, and hiring angels. You can read about all of those here:

Navajo Beauty Way
Sun Candle
Hiring Angels

Or make up your own ritual. You can also get a bunch of simple magic rituals in our Daily Rituals ebook, which contains tons of rituals and teaches you how to create your own. In any case, pick a ritual, learn it well, and keep it handy.

Daily Rituals Ebook

3. Become a Slave to the Magic Ritual
This sounds kind of extreme, but it's actually a very common principle in many esoteric and tribal practices. The gist of it is this: there can only be one "most important" thing in your life, and that thing will either be intentional magic or it will an accidental life event. In many magical traditions, students are instructed to choose an aim (or ritual) and to make that aim their god in life. Why? Because the aim or ritual is intentional, which means it creates a very precise and pre-determined effect. A wanted effect.

This effect acts as an antidote against all the "accidents" that otherwise occur in life: the fender-benders, the sick kids, the reduced paycheck, and other calamities. So being a slave to your chosen magical ritual simply means putting more attention on that ritual than on the current calamity.

Here's how it would work. Suppose you choose the magic ritual of hiring an angel. Now suppose you get into a fender bender. Step 1: don't panic--just mutter a couple curse words under your breath. Step 2: Whip out your magic ritual. Step 3: If possible, hire an angel to fix this mess (before you even get out of the car to deal with the other driver).

Pretty simple, right? By putting your magic ritual ahead acts on the physical plane, you attract more magic and intention, and fewer accidents. I'm assuming, of course, that the fender bender is minor and you have 15 seconds to hire an angel before hopping out of the car. If not, use common sense and take care of business first and hire an angel later. Just remember to put your emphasis on the idea that magic is more important than panicking about the life situation.

This simple three-step magical process works really well during turbulent times. Even if you are not going through “turbulent times” right now, practicing these steps now can help you prepare for when they do come. Really. Magic works, it really does.

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Thursday, September 26, 2019

Can Magic Spells Really Help with Your Angry Boss?

Yes. Absolutely. Without a doubt!

What's more, ensuring that your sacred space is NOT invaded by the negative energy of your angry boss is both your right and, if you are a magical practitioner, almost an obligation. This falls under the rules of protection magic.

Here's the basic rule of protection magic:

"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."

If you are not sure what this all means, read the definitive breakdown of this rule in the full blog post HERE.

Magic Spells and Your Angry Boss
So now you know that you have the right to ensure your sacred space against the negative energy of your boss, given the rule above. If your boss is perpetually angry, you would be well advised to use protection magic to prevent your boss' angry energy from affecting you.

Can you really do this with protection magic? Absolutely. Just read this story from Julie S., who took our Magical Self Defense Home Study Course.

"For the last five years I have worked under a chronically angry boss. He was angry when he was tired, cranky when we were behind schedule, ambitiously nervous when we had won a contract... basically a bundle of nerves, mostly negative! I have always been a "Yes" person, and found myself eventually becoming a nervous wreck working under his style of management. When my nerves got wound so tight that I began having digestive issues and constant headaches, I decided that it was time to do something different."

"I was afraid to confront my boss because I had seen my co-workers do that. My boss always got angrier, with a tendency to rant. I knew that the direct approach was not for me. Luckily, I discussed this problem with my friend over drinks one evening. She suggested some protection magic. Magic?!? I was incredulous. Surely not! But my friend assured me that she had used such an approach with an angry relative and had excellent results. Doubtful, I nevertheless ordered the Self Defense Course she recommended."

"After reading up on the method of pulling Red-Orange energy (for anger) and Yellow-Orange energy (for nervousness or anxiety) from another person, I decided to give it a try. The next time my boss stormed into my office with a list of demands, I eased myself over to a light switch, which acted (according to the course) as a ground for any energy I pulled from my boss. The course said that an angry person is literally brimming over with Red-Orange energy, and that if that energy is grounded out, the person cannot remain angry. Having practiced this technique at home, I casually partly extended my left hand and began pulling Red-Orange energy (following the instructions from the course). I flowed that energy across my shoulders, down my right arm, and into the light switch (on which I casually rested my right hand). I kept flowing for about five minutes. I was so concentrated on my task that I barely took in what my boss was yelling about. After three minutes, I wondered if I was accomplishing anything. After five minutes, my boss abruptly stopped in mid-rant, looked confused, and turned on his heel to leave the room. Wow."

"I repeated the same technique with my boss about six more times. The course noted that this protection magic ritual needed to be repeated multiple times until the person stopped being angry in my presence. After I did this magic ritual seven times over the course of about 10 days, I noticed that my boss stopped charging into my office. He stopped yelling at me so much in meetings. He stopped, in fact, acting anything but subdued in my presence. I was amazed, yet didn't fully trust that the effects would last. Well, it's been nine months now, and my boss still hasn't gone crazy angry on me. He doesn't even seem to get anxious or nervous about deadlines anymore, at least not around me. I am flabbergasted that this actually works. I am also very pleased. Thank you for teaching me this wonderful technique to preserve my sacred space. Thank you also for reassuring me that this kind of magic is not only all right by the Universe, but also a kind of obligation. I will never again let someone violate the peace of my sacred space with their angry energy!"

The Proof of Protection Magic is in the Pudding
Well, there you have it... the pudding, so to speak, of protection magic. Does it work? For Julie it does. Does it work for everyone? As long as you follow the rules of Self Defense and use the techniques as given, yes. Does it take practice? For most people, probably. And, as Julie can attest to, this particular protection ritual can require repetition with a repeat offender like a persistently angry boss. It does work, though, and at the end of the day, that's what matters when it comes to protection magic!

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

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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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Take a Magical Power Walk

I'm sure you've heard of, seen or do power walking to keep fit or lose weight. But have you heard of a magical power walk to keep spiritually fit? This is just one of the many exercises and tips you'll find in our first Kindle book in the Witchcraft Spell Book series called LEARN HOW TO DO WITCHCRAFT RITUALS AND SPELLS WITH YOUR BARE HANDS.

Litany Versus. Chant
This magical power walk is really a litany and is part of the Navajo Beauty Way. Many people confuse litanies and chants, but they are not the same. Basically a chant creates a magical effect in the environment. A litany is a type of chant that affects the person saying the litany. This Walking Litany creates a stable datum or anchor point for whoever is saying it.

How the Walking Litany Works
When you do the Walking Litany, you are using a continuous spell that affects yourself. It puts up a temporary shield or omnil around you. Magical effects from it can vary according to the words used. In our example for this article, we will be looking at the magical effect of gaining personal power and/or ridding yourself of negative energies that are draining. According to the Law of Attraction, when you are affected or changed, so is your life. In other words, "The level of your being attracts the level of your life". The Walking Litany can help you change the level of your being which in turn changes your life.

Doing the Walking Litany as Power Walk
1. Start by taking a look at your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual condition. This is necessary for you to compare results after performing the litany and note changes created by it.

2. Walk for at least 2 city blocks. You can walk a further distance, but not less than 2 city blocks. It doesn't matter where you walk as long as you walk enough distance. You could be in a city, your neighborhood, a park, wooded trail, or even just around your house. Many people find it enjoyable to walk in a nature type of environment, but it isn't necessary.

3. As you walk, say this litany out loud and in rhythm with your footsteps. Use a strong voice of command.

4. The litany is:
With power around me, I walk in the world.
With power within me, I walk in the world.
This one carries power.
This one walks in power.
5. Keep saying the litany over and over throughout your entire walk.

6. At the end of the walk, take time to again notice your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual state. Ask yourself:
  • What is different?
  • What has changed?
  • What is no longer present?
  • What is new?
The Walking Litany can be used as a daily ritual or just anytime you feel the need to recharge your personal power or climb out of a negative hole into a more positive state. Now that you know the way to walk yourself down the path towards a more magical life, give it a try and go take a walk.

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

How Does Magic Speak to You?

One of the things I love most about magic is the many and varied ways it shows up in our lives. Many times when I ask for magical help from powers and beings, I am surprised at the ways it shows up in my life.

I also realize that many people miss the signs of magic in their lives because they don't know what to look for. In other words, magic is constantly sending messages to us, but we often overlook these signs and symbols.

To remind myself of these signs and symbols, as well as to help others who are looking for help from magic, I've compiled a list of the various ways magic has come into my life over the years.

This is just a short excerpt, and I hope this helps to open your senses to the many ways magic is speaking to you.

Some of the Ways Magic Speaks to Me
  1. A sentence in a book that I opened to a random page
  2. A check in the mail
  3. A conversation I overheard between two strangers
  4. A raven flying overhead, squawking a message to me
  5. The moral of a movie coinciding with a request for magical help
  6. A business phone call from a stranger, who turns out to be reading the same spiritual book as me
  7. Life-threatening surgery that forever changed my perspective on life
  8. Watching the amazing transformation in a child's behavior in 10 days
  9. A long-time friend leaving my life, opening a new space for ...?
  10. A dream just before awakening
  11. Runes cast at just the right time, showing me the way
  12. Meeting a group of magical practitioners at a mountain-side rest stop, who are meditating in the "cone of silence"
  13. Seeking and finding the Gurdjieff Work
  14. Taking one dose of a flower remedy made from the magical datura plant 
  15. Feeling the brush of angel wings while at a rest stop after an extremely long drive
  16. The reincarnation of my dog, Tether, who lived two lifetimes with me
  17. A nasty note from an anonymous person saying, "Learn how to park, idiot!"
  18. The planting and cultivation of my garden each year
  19. A call out of the blue from a long-lost friend
  20. Finding exactly what I want in a thrift store
  21. Getting what I want 
  22. Not getting what I want
  23. Realizing that a negative influence in my life was gone ... and that I hadn't even noticed its absence for months
  24. Rain arriving on a parched summer day
  25. A fender-bender that led to a successful business relationship
  26. Sitting with a wish for the longing to cease ... and having it cease
  27. Feeling the joy of not expressing dislike
  28. A misdirected email in my inbox, telling me just what I need to know
  29. Feeling lonely and realizing I asked for sacred space
  30. Having a conversation in which no one understood a word I said
  31. A magical ride on a huge white mule named H.B. (short for HoneyBun) through enchanting Zion National Park

Many of these magical messages have meaning only for me and probably don't make sense to you. That's the whole point of this list. Magic always speaks to us in very personal ways -- ways that only make sense to us and have no meaning for anyone else.

As this list also demonstrates, magic sometimes speaks to us through contrast -- through events that we would normally perceive as negative. Our job, as magicians, is to question events that appear negative on the surface, and see whether the event answers some request we have made for magical help. One question to ask is, "What did I get from this event? What did I give up or give away?"

A Magical Challenge
I challenge you to make your own list of events through which magic speaks to you. You may have to dig a little to find these events, but trust me, the process will definitely be educational. Look through past events and see whether you can uncover magical messages or answers to prayer requests.

In the coming days, become more aware of your environment. If a raven passes overhead and squawks, look up the magical message that the raven carries in the Medicine Cards. If you are standing behind an exceptionally rude person at the grocery store checkout, see how the event might relate to the magic you are doing in your life. If nothing is happening in your life, ask yourself the magical meaning of such silence. Most of all, enjoy. That's what magic is for!

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

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. If you are new to weather working you can get some beginning tips by sending a blank email to clouds@shamanschool.com.

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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Thursday, September 5, 2019

I Can Do Magic and So Can You

I can do magic and so can you because magic is the right of every planetary citizen. Everyone has the power and ability to be a magician and to practice magic. Absolutely everyone! So, I can do magic and so can you. It is simpler than you might think. You can start out taking baby steps by doing small rituals and grow your magical practice from there.

I Can Do Magic: Where to Start
We have lots of free information on our website that includes a free Quick Fixes ebook, simple daily rituals, and exercises to get you started on your magical path. Then of course there are other articles on this blog to explore. The best places to start are the free membership area at https://shamanschool.com/, our Is Magic Real page, and Fundamental Topics of Magic page.

I Can Do Magic: Simple Exercise
Here’s a simple exercise that you can get started on right away.

First before you begin, write in a journal how you feel before you sit down to do the exercise.

You will need a pure yellow candle (a bright yellow that is not too orange) and wooden or paper matches. You can find pure yellow candles at most grocery stores in the section with the religious candles (in glass containers).

You will also need to know which direction is South. To create sacred space with the Sun Candle, you will need to "charge" it, or program it to do so. Here's how:
  • Stand or sit in the South facing North with the Sun Candle in front of you
  • Light the candle using wooden or paper matches (do NOT use a lighter)
  • Wait until the candle flame is steady and tall
  • Hold your hands up to and around the flame, focusing your attention on the candle and flame.
  • Say the charge verse below in a voice of command (a strong, powerful voice)
Child of Wonder,
Child of Flame,
Nourish My Spirit,
And Protect My Aim!

If there are other people in the room with you, you can change the "My" to "Our" and the word "Spirit" to "Spirits." Leave the candle burning in the room for at least 30 minutes (be sure the candle is on a protected surface such as a plate and is not a fire hazard).

At the end of 30 minutes or when you feel ready, blow out the flame (don't snuff it). Spend a moment or two in the area to see if you can detect a difference in the level and quality of energy. The area should feel lighter, more harmonious and/or more peaceful to you.
Now write in your journal how you are feeling. Notice any changes in your sensations, thoughts and feelings.

Do this exercise for 30 minutes each day for 21 days and keep a journal of your experiences, feelings and sensations each day before and after the exercise. You will be surprised at how effective just this simple act of magic is at even this very basic level. From there the sky’s the limit and you are on your way to becoming a magical person.

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Thursday, August 29, 2019

When the Magic Doesn't Work Look in the Mirror

You have set a magical goal, decided on a procedure to use and performed the necessary steps, wait a while and decide the magic doesn't work. Does this sound familiar? Do you know anyone with this complaint? Magic, when followed according to Rules of the Road and specified procedure, does work. The Universe cannot and does not violate its own laws.

Why Sometimes Magic Doesn't Work
But why does magic sometimes not work? One of the Universal Laws is free will. Thus we can countermand our own magical work with our intention. This may include:
  • hidden belief that the magic won't work
  • too much attachment to the outcome (pushing a spell along)
  • a hidden part of self that does not want the magic to work (especially in the case of relationship disconnects)
  • throwing everything but the kitchen sink at the problem (spells or rituals interfering with each other)
  • asking for too many things at once
  • haven't waited long enough time
If you've decided your magic doesn't work, then take a hard, honest look and see if anything on this list could apply. I bet you'll find it does. If you truly have no clue why it didn't work, you may need to do some divination to discover what happened. If you find you have put in too much or done something incorrectly you can take spells down and start over or re-do procedures. If you performed a spell, you may need to look at your directors and limiters and do a revision. You may need to re-think the goal or thoroughly re-think through the procedure. All magical procedures need to be thoroughly thought through because altered procedures produce altered results.

Solution When Magic Doesn't Work
Solution? Do the magic right and thoroughly, then let it go. Pick specific points at which you will check progress and make additional adjustments then, otherwise ignore it!

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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Goosey, Goosey, Gander - A Magic Spell, Not Just a Nursery Rhyme

Nursery Rhymes as Magic Spells

When our magic students have difficulty writing verses for litanies, chants, or spells, we often tell them to read through children's nursery rhymes. For one thing, nursery rhymes have good meter and rhythm. They also rhyme, which can be important for giving spell verses the proper force.

Another reason we have students refer to nursery rhymes is that many of these rhymes were actually the verses for spells, way back when. No kidding. For instance, nursery rhymes, such as "Jack and Jill" or "London Bridge," were actually spell verses designed for very specific purposes.

Goosey, Goosey, Gander
Here's one that always amazes me. Did you know that the "Goosey, Goosey, Gander" rhyme was originally written to program an energy matrix that looked like a goose to follow certain people around the castle? In other words, the spell created an apparition that looked like a goose that would follow people around. In magical terminology, the goose was a "watcher."

It takes a lot of energy to program a watcher as large and complex as goose, but it can be done. Most of the time, magical practitioners program much smaller versions, such as flies or bugs. Flies are small and unobtrusive, which makes them the perfect watchers. Most people don't pay much attention to them.

What To Do With Watchers
How do you know if you have a spell matrix watcher following you around your house? If the watcher takes the form of a fly, it may look like a fly but it won't act like one. Flies buzz around randomly, with unpredictable flight paths. A watcher fly, in contrast, will fly in straight lines, and will "follow" you in a way that a fly won't. A real fly will buzz around and bother you, but it won't track you in a directed way. A watcher will.

What do you do if you find a watcher? Smack it, just like you would a regular fly. No worries!

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Thursday, August 22, 2019

Magical Element Air: The Beginning of Manifestation

One of the basic principles that any apprentice magician or shaman learns is that almost everything in this Universe is made up of some combination of the four magical elements: Air, Fire, Water and Earth. The premise is that if you can understand the four elements directly, then you can understand anything in the Universe.
The apprentice also learns that everything that is physical and manifest started out as a mere thought in someone’s mind—or, in this case, as the element Air. Air is at the beginning of all creation, so if you want to create anything, you have to start with Air. Air is associated with the East and also with elemental beings called sylphs. The element Air governs:

…seeing, breathing, speaking, hearing, planning, thinking, believing, memorizing, communicating, learning, teaching, information, ideas, wisdom, understanding, worry, sensation, awareness, opinions, data, memory, mind…

What does this mean to you? It means that if you want to affect any of these areas in your life, you need to work with the element Air. Air is the perfect place for a beginning magician to start learning. As an element, Air is powerful, but not dangerous. There are three colors associated with Air:

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

So how can you use Air to affect and improve your daily life? Here’s a simple way to begin. Through experience and observation, we know that the color White affects the mental processes. If you have either too little or too much White in your elemental balance, you won’t be able to think, learn or recall well. If you have difficulty in any of these areas (or if you really need to cram for a test and can’t seem to study), check how much White is in your environment and in your clothing. If you see a lot of White, change your clothes or change your location. Move to an area with more Sky Blue. If you are surrounded by very little White, put on some White clothes or move into a room that has White walls. Either way, you should notice a shift in the speed and clarity of your mental processes!

More About Sylphs
While it’s true that almost everything in this Universe is made up of the four elements, elemental beings such as sylphs are the exception. Elemental beings are wholly composed of a single element, so sylphs are wholly composed of Air. Sylphs are friendly beings, about 3 to 18 inches long that are twisty in shape. They love to play in cigarette smoke or in dust devils. You might sometimes feel a sylph as a light brush against your face. They are fun to be around and also make excellent messengers and sources of information. When we were traveling through Yellowstone during the fires, we used sylphs to help us find safe routes through the park.
To communicate with sylphs, just ask for one silently, in your mind. Sylphs have short attention spans so it’s best to communicate with your mind because the spoken word is too slow. Ask for what you need and then send them on their way (always thanking them in advance, of course). Don’t be surprised when the sylph returns in short order with the answer you need!

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Spirit Guides: Totem Animals

What are totem animals? Many people are familiar with the term totem animals, but do you really understand what they are, how they can help you and how to find out what yours are?

What Are Totem Animals?
Most people associate totem animals with Native American traditions, but many cultures throughout time have accessed the power of totem animals. A totem is a symbol or representation. This could include a talisman, a totem pole, a figurine, a picture or some other physical object that represents an animal. Using animals as totems is a way for man to become one with nature, to become spiritually connected with all of nature, and to show honor and respect for nature. Totem animals can lend guidance and insight as we progress on our spiritual paths. (If you need an animal talisman, check out the school store in the Amulets/Talisman section).

How Do Animal Totems Work?
Many Native American traditions teach that everyone has nine animals that act as guides for them throughout their time on Earth. These animals are connected to the abilities and talents the person has come into this lifetime with. They also are ones that will be needed to face challenges that will come about in this lifetime. These totem animals come and go as needed according to what issues we are facing at any given time.

There is one animal for each of the seven directions that surround us – East, South, West, North, Above, Below and Within. The other two animals are the ones that walk on either side of us throughout our time on earth. Many traditions also believe there is one power animal that is with each person lending guidance throughout his or her life. This totem animal is the main guardian spirit for the person and the one that they can learn the most lessons from. Totem animals are symbols that represent qualities and characteristics of their species that we are seeking or lacking. By being aware of these animals and communicating with them we can learn to bring these characteristics into our own lives.

In working with animal totems, you will find that sometimes they appear to you to give you a message or lend guidance with an issue that you may or may not be aware of and sometimes you will call upon particular ones that you know you need help from. Many times you will become aware of a particular animal showing up a lot and that gives you an opportunity to study the characteristics of that animal and gain enlightenment into a situation that you are dealing with in your life.

How Can You Find Your Animal Totems?
The Medicine Cards and the accompanying book by Jamie Sams and David Carson can be a useful tool when setting out to discover your animal totems. You can use the book to learn how to do a formal reading or spread to discover your totem animals or use the cards less formally by flipping through them looking for qualities you want or spread the cards out and pick one that "calls" to you.

Another less formal way to discover your totem animals is to ask yourself questions such as:
  • What animals have you always been drawn to?
  • What animals do you dream about?
  • What animals appear consistently in your life?
  • What animals do you wonder about whether they are "real" on this planet?
  • What animals have you been fascinated with?
  • What animals are you afraid of? 
  • What animals have you been marked by or have been attacked by?
  • What animals are you drawn to figurines or paintings of?
Working With Totem Animals
Once you find one or more totem animals you wish to have as spirit guides or discover your main 9 totem animals, learning more about them and carrying talismans of your totem animals with you can help you make a connection with them. Remember when looking for totem animals, it doesn't have to be a physical appearance of the animal. It could be represented in other ways such as receiving cards and letters with the same animal pictured over and over, unexplainable dreams of a particular animal, watching television and seeing the same animal featured time and time again, or a variety of other ways. Also remember that totem animals are not restricted to mammals. Insects, reptiles, birds and even extinct or what some think of as "fantasy" animals, such as unicorns and dragons, can be totem animals.

When you have discovered your particular totem animals, really get to know them. Animals speak to us in many ways. Watch or research the ways they act in their work, play, interactions with other animals of the same and different species, and how they interact with their environment. You can also gain understanding on characteristics of totem animals from the Medicine Cards book or online sources. Studying the animal's characteristics helps you discover those attributes that you can apply to your own life and gives you a stronger connection to the spirit of the animal.

There are two basic ways to work with totem animals. One is to be aware of when they are talking to you or sending you messages and the other is for you to know which animal could be of help to you and asking them for assistance. Both ways require that you be familiar with what various animals have to offer so getting to know each ones' abilities and characteristics is the key.

If you do have a problem for which you need guidance and don't know which animal to call on, sometimes just asking the Universe can help. Numerous times I have asked the Universe to send me a totem animal spirit to help with a particular problem I am facing that I need help with. Then I watch for an animal to show up and look for the lesson that animal has for me that will apply to the problem I am facing. The results are always amazing and yes truly magical. 

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Simple Protection Magic for the Average Joe

People ask us all the time how to protect themselves magically using self defense magic. Magical self defense is not difficult, but the procedures could boomerang if you are not sure you are in the clear according to self defense laws.

However, as long as you stick with the following magical rule of Self Defense, you should be in the clear:

"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 we define some of the terms in the self defense statement so that there is no confusion.

Means upon body, mind or Spirit. A direct threat in spiritual, magical and witchcraft definitions includes attempts by any outside force or influence to drain your energy or impose their will upon you.

Means anything that is damaging to your physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual well being. It does not matter what the attacker's intentions are, only the results.

Means creating or permitting unnecessary opportunities for a known hostile being to attack you.

Means being overly pushy when you know someone has a particularly sensitive area or is under a lot of stress, whether it is internal or external.

By Any Means Available
Means using any means that you choose to defend yourself when attacked. As long as all the other conditions of this rule are met the Universe does not judge whether your response is excessive.

Simple Protection Spell
Once you are clear that you are "in the clear" magically about self defense, you can use this simple protection spell to separate yourself from any negative power source--be that a person, place, thing, or even a negative statement or wish you made yourself!

1. Choose the person from whom you wish to disconnect.

2. Focus on that person with all your intention, and use a voice of command, out loud, to say the following ancient disconnect litany to the person. It does not matter that the person is not anywhere near you--the disconnect litany will disconnect you from that person, regardless of where they may be.

"I am neither your creature nor your get,
To be moved by your whim or your let;
I will go my own way,
By night or by day,
To serve my own purposes yet."

Pretty simple, pretty cool, right?

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

Three Magic Rituals to Start Your Day

If you are a true magical practitioner then magic is part of life, not something you do separate from your everyday life. Therefore magical rituals should be a part of life, which means that, for the most part, they need to be fairly simple, not requiring lots of tools, smoke, and mirrors.

If you want to have magic in your life, you have to practice magic all the time. Think that's too hard or that you don't have enough time to do that? Think again.

My Three Magic Rituals To Start the Day
I do at least three separate magic rituals every single day first thing, and it's no sweat, really. Want to know what they are? Simple.

1. Sit
Sitting, or meditating, is one of the best ways to invite magic into your life. I sit every single morning and surround myself with quiet. I tend to sit in lotus position, because it's a stable position and I like it, but you don't have to. Just sit (or lie down if sitting is too uncomfortable). It doesn't matter whether you sit for 5 minutes for 50 ... just as long as you are quiet for long enough that the magic can slip into your life, between your thoughts as it were. The magic happens in the space between thoughts.

2. Greet the Day
I go out and greet the day using the Navajo Beauty Way Day Greetings every single morning before doing anything else. It's my way of making contact with powers and beings, acknowledging their presence, making any special requests for help, and generally getting in touch with my magical allies.

3. Do a Reading
I'm usually reading some esoteric text or other, and I'll spend a few minutes in the morning immersing myself in some good spiritual material. I like readings from Gurdjieff, Abraham-Hicks, Carlos Castaneda, Edgar Cayce, and some more esoteric authors as well. A lot of people like to pull a card from the Medicine Cards or Sacred Path Cards, or flip open an angel book to get an "angel thought" for the day. Whatever floats your boat, pull some spiritual material from somewhere to get your day started on a magical footing. Abraham has an email Quote of the Day that you can subscribe to  and that can count too.

All three of these little rituals take about 30 minutes total. That's not a whole lot of time to dedicate to living a truly magical life, and that's about all the Universe requires to bring the magic into your life. Get started with bringing magic into your life by incorporating magic rituals into your life. Need help picking daily rituals? Check out our Daily Rituals for Attracting What You Want in Life ebook for ideas.

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Thursday, August 1, 2019

The Magic of Great Endings

In our society we tend to celebrate new beginnings and fresh starts. We are a self-improvement culture, and it seems like anytime is a great time for a New Year's resolution. What we don't seem to focus on, however, is creating a great ending before we start a fresh beginning.

There is an esoteric principle that states that every act of power has a chosen beginning, duration, and ending. Most of us are great at choosing a beginning and planning all the steps in the duration, but we never end our acts. And because we never end our acts, any new beginnings are inevitably mired down in previous unfinished acts. That's why we seem to get bogged down in our creations - they are hindered by all our other attempts to create!

What does a great ending look like? A great ending is the act of stepping back from the events in which you've been engaged and taking a long look at what you've done. Take a long view of what has been accomplished, feel the distance between the beginning of the endeavor and now. Feel the weight of what has been achieved. Appreciate all that has gone into creating the final product. Appreciate your own efforts, and those of others who have contributed. Then, let it go. Release your creation to have a life and independent will of its own. Only when we let go of something completely have we fully created anything.

For instance, suppose you've planned your daughter's wedding. Perhaps the creation started with the announcement of the engagement. Then, the duration of the endeavor was filled with planning, meetings with caterers, bakers, ministers and musicians. The big day arrives, along with hundreds of guests. The ceremony and celebration proceed according to plan (or not according to plan) and, finally, your daughter and her new husband depart on their honeymoon. You sit in the reception hall as the last people leave the party. Now, or the following morning, would be a good time to end this act of power. As the band gathers up its things, look back over the entire process. Feel how it felt at the beginning of the process, relive the events that happened in between from where you stand now. Look at what has been achieved, and appreciate all that has come to pass. Then, release your daughter and her husband to freedom, to their own free will and the development of their marriage as they see fit. Appreciate all that you have done and let it go. This is a great ending.

So if you want to begin anything in your life, magical or ordinary, make sure you have cleared a space for this new creation by taking the time to end all that has been. What if you haven't quite finished the previous event, but are no longer interested in it? For instance, say you started to get a degree in engineering, but now decide you want to go to Hollywood to be an actor? No problem. You don't have to finish something to end it. Simply appreciate all you have gained, all the effort you have put forth into the previous endeavor, and let it go. Let there be a gap of at least a day between your ending and a new beginning. Let that day be a sort of "limbo," a space of transition or transformation, a breath of air. Then, begin anew.

Before you make a fresh start, make sure you've made a great end. You must end before you can begin. Here's to great endings!

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

5 Magical Methods to Prevent Nightmares

If you suffer from nightmares and can't sleep at night because of them, you may need someone to wave a magic wand! Actually, you might just need to do a little shopping for some magical supplies. Here are five simple and wonderful magical methods to help you prevent nightmares. They are a big part of many tribal traditions and have worked for many suffering sleepless nights because of nightmares.

1. Sun Candle
Light a sun yellow candle (bright yellow with no orange or red overtones) with a paper or wooden match when you are ready to go to bed. A sun yellow candle encased in glass and set on a plate is your safest option. Let the candle burn all night, if necessary. Sun yellow nourishes your Spirit and keeps your energetic vibrations high and light while you sleep.

2. Essential Oils
Before bed, add a drop of soothing essential oils to your pillowcase or sheets, or rub them (mixed with a carrier oil, like almond oil) on the bottoms of your feet, on your neck, or on your forehead. If you have a partner, trade essential oil foot rubs before bed. Calming and soothing essential oils that will help prevent nightmares include lavender, orange, rose, sandalwood, and frankincense.

3. Dreamcatchers
Native Americans have long used dreamcatchers to prevent nightmares from intruding during the night. Made of leather and sinew, and often decorated with feathers, shells, stones, and symbols, dreamcatchers should be hung at the head of your bed or over your bed. They will "catch" nightmares, stopping them before they reach you.

4. Flower Essences
Mix up some flower essences to take during the day and before bed to prevent nightmares. Rock Rose is excellent for terrors, such as those that often appear in nightmares. Aspen helps young children who suffer from nightmares. Mugwort helps keep dreams from interrupting your sleep, while White Chestnut works well for repetitive dreams that haunt. Star of Bethlehem is a great overall flower essence to ease fears and terrors.

5. Glass of Water
Water is the element of the Spirit, and works well to soak up the terrors of the Spirit as well. A simple remedy for nightmares is simply to place a full glass of water on your nightstand before bed. The water will absorb any negative spiritual energy during the night, and helps prevent nightmares for some people. In the morning, be sure to dump the water down the drain. You don't want to take in negative energy by drinking the water!

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Thursday, July 25, 2019

Online Magic Tip #28: When Action Helps Your Intention, and When It Does Not!

If you watch videos like "The Secret" you may walk away with the idea that you can and should set your intention daily, and then put your head in the sand like an ostrich for the rest of the day. Do that for long enough and, "Poof!" ... the magic happens and all is well!

When Intention Works Alone
This online magic tip is all about whether intention, by itself, works well, and when it doesn't.

So can intention, used alone, actually magically bring about the results you desire? Well, the answer, as you may have guessed, is "It depends!"

The success of your intention really depends on who you are--and how you are. If you are the type who enjoys setting your intention and then "going with the flow," then using intention by itself will probably work well for you. Go with the methods mentioned in "The Secret" and wait to amaze yourself.

On the other hand, if you are more of the type who, as a child, persistently asked, "Are we there yet?" while in the car, then intention alone probably won't work for you... at all! If you are the "go get 'em" type who is more into action than meditation, then read the next section in this online magic tip to see how you can help your intention along without getting in your own way.

When Intention Does Not Work Well Alone
Based on our personal experience (and the volumes of email we get), we suspect that the majority of the world falls into this second camp--the camp of folks whose motto is "I can't wait!"

When it comes to magic, the problem with intention is that having an "I can't wait" attitude tends to interfere with your intention, slowing down the arrival of that which you desire. Bummer.

But here's the good news--and the real nugget of information at the heart of this online magic tip: you can take action steps that will assist rather than interfere with your intention.

Good Action Steps for Impatient People
The key to helpful action steps for impatient people is, wait for it... intention! Yeah, we know, intention is kind of the problem for impatient people. However, intention is also the solution.

If you already know that you are an impatient person, then you can take preparatory intentional steps prior to setting you "main goal intention" that will help you stay calm afterward. What we mean is that you can plan a sequence of action steps to take after you have cast your major intention.

What are these action steps? These steps are magical rituals done on a daily basis that will assist your main intention as well as keep you occupied (so you don't interfere with that main intention). Examples include: (search for these on this blog if not familiar with how to do them)
  • Navajo Beauty Way
  • Sun Candle Blessing
  • Walking Meditation
  • Water Bowl Meditation
  • Rooting
  • Question Circle
  • Talking to Spirit of Owl
  • Hiring Angels
We could literally include hundreds of daily magical rituals in the list, but you get the idea. You can even use a combination of these rituals to ensure that you don't get bored while you are waiting for your intention to manifest. The key is to plan the use of these magical rituals ahead of time. You need to set your intention around these rituals by defining:
  • which rituals you will use
  • how long you will do each ritual
  • in which order you will do the rituals (if you are using more than one)
  • when you will use the ritual(s) during the day
  • whether you will use the ritual(s) more than once daily (if needed) and under which circumstances (i.e., you might choose to hire an angel to help you stay calm when you start to feel impatient)
  • when you will stop doing the ritual(s) and check the progress of your manifestation (a question circle would prove useful for checking progress)
If you plan to use these types of rituals for 21, 40, or your own chosen number of days, you will find yourself much less twitchy and apt to get in the way of your main intention. In fact, you may find that you enjoy the daily rituals so much that you often forget to think of your main intention, which is just fine because the Universe doesn't need your help to deliver the goods. The Universe mainly needs you to stay out of the way and "sound a joyous note to Creator's ear." That joyous note is exactly the main goal of these daily magical rituals.

Get it? Got it? Good!

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Forgive and Forget

You've probably heard the saying "forgive and forget", but that is often easier said than done. Anyone who has been on a magical or spiritual path for any amount of time understands the logic behind how holding onto anger, desiring revenge and other negative emotions like that end up hurting us. By Law of Attraction, if we put out negative vibes we will only get more negative back at us. Knowing all this still doesn't make it easy sometimes to forgive and forget when we feel we have been wronged or betrayed.

I have had many opportunities presented to me in practicing this when dealing with my family of origin and have learned some things about forgetting and forgiving in the process. To forgive is to give a gift to oneself and to others. You have to forgive so that you can get to forgetting. Forgetting is the gift of forgiving. It's kind of like a circle process. In other words, if you can find a way to forgive, then you can forget, so forgetting is the gift you get from forgiving. Going through this process frees us up inside so that we are not carrying burdens such as guilt, blame, anger, etc... It serves the same purpose as doing a magical disconnect.

When you are able to go through the process of forgiving and forgetting you not only heal yourself, but you also broadcast this healing energy, much like in a spell matrix. Broadcasting this energy affects others in their subliminal mind and you will notice a difference in those around you. Of course, since we all have free will, this does not mean the situation will always be settled the way you would want it to be. Sometimes it means accepting that you are not on the same path or wave length as another person and coming to peace with breaking away from that person. After all, maintaining your inner peace is the important thing. Remember the level of your being attracts the level of your life. To attract good things to your life, you have to have your inner state working in a positive vein. This cannot be accomplished if you are holding on to past negative emotions.

Ask yourself, what negative emotions are you holding onto? Then give yourself the gift of forgive and forget so you can open the door to unlimited possibilities and move on to manifesting that which you desire.

In Magic,
Alan aka RavenWindStar

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Spirit Guides: Need Help? Read This

We all have spirit guides whether we know it or not or whether we are in contact with them or not. They are there and available to help us just for the asking. Spirit Guides may take on many forms, including angels, animal totems, loved ones from our past or past lives, and forms not recognized on this planet. Spirit guides can help with just about anything you need help with. They can help with manifestations, help make life easier by solving problems or offer guidance when you are not sure what to do. They have a wealth of knowledge from a broader perspective than we have just waiting for us to tap into.

Working With Spirit Guides
You do have to remember when asking for help from spirit guides that Universal Laws still apply. So for example if you ask for something and then are not in a mode to receive it you won't get the desired results. It's like asking for a particular gift and when it is being presented to you, you turn it down. The Universe delivers that which you put your attention towards or in other words what you are thinking and feeling. If you have doubts that your guides can help you or express negative thoughts or emotions about your situation then the answers, solutions and help you seek cannot be delivered. Just remember to relax, and be in a mood of joy and gratitude, letting the assistance you seek flow to you. In other words, get out of the way and let your guides do their work. Be open to allowing the assistance to come in whatever way they choose to send it. If you set too many parameters around how, when and where you think the solution should arrive then you are limiting the magical possibilities. And after all if you already had the solution and things were working out doing it your way, then you probably wouldn't be asking for help, right?

Communication Tips
If you have not been communicating with your spirit guides and communication with other beings is new to you, then you may need to have some practice before you get to a point of desperately needing help with a situation. Go ahead and start practicing with small things. For example, ask for help with reserving a parking space close to the door at the mall. Practice with small requests and how you word them. Be sure to always thank your spirit guides in advance after making a request and again after the results are achieved. This practice time gives you the opportunity to hone your communication skills to get the optimal results and practice in finding the various ways communications come to you from various spirit guides. Your guides may communicate to you through signs that you need to be observant enough to catch. Some people hear the answers "in their head". Other times it might be that the right person or resource appears at just the right time and that's your answer. Become accustomed to the types of communications that come from your various guides.

 Letting Go
Remember the story of the man trapped on his house in a flood? He asks God for help. People come by with boats and even a helicopter and he sends them away saying he is waiting for help from God. Finally when he asks God why he didn't help him, God says I sent you a boat and even a helicopter, what else did you want? Help is always available from our spirit guides, we just have to remember to let go of the control of what that help looks like and be open to receiving the answers in whatever form it appears. Magical help is also available on our website in the free members area that has a variety of magical articles. If you still have questions, post on our Facebook page where help and guidance is available from a whole magical community.

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Is Magick Real? I'm Here to Testify!

Is Magick Real? You betcha, and I'm here to testify with a recent experience. I am in the advanced magic class at the Esoteric School and have been actively practicing magic for 12 years now. When I moved to my family farm a couple of years ago, one of the first things I did was put an omnil (3 dimensional protection energy shield) up around the property. Boy, did that pay off this last week.

I had to be out of town for a few days and where we live has been really dry and HOT! I got a call from a neighbor on my cell phone and through the bad connection all I could hear was fire, farm, near barn. I couldn't believe it. I knew my omnil should have protected the property from something like that. Could it have failed, could I have done the procedure incorrectly or keyed it wrong? No, I decided that there must be more to the story and chose not to panic until I could get to a place with better phone reception. Once back in the land of cellphone service I started getting calls from other neighbors with the news that yes there was a fire and the fire department had put it out. But to their amazement the fire went down the road about 2 miles and stopped right at our property line. Pictures sent to me over the magic of the Smart Phone verified that. I could see a distinct line where the blackened, charred remains of grass stopped in all directions not touching our property.

Magic has served me well many times over the years and this is just one more example for me that the answer to the question, Is Magic Real?, is a resounding YES!

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