Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Life Hit You With a 2' x 4'? Use This Quick Magickal Solution

Almost no one gets to escape the Universal 2' x 4' between the eyes. What is a Universal 2' x 4'? It's a life event that knocks you off your feet without warning. Usually this kind of event is blindingly shocking, and can cause a person to lose confidence in themselves, their actions, their decisions... everything.

Luckily, there is a magickal fix for those times when you find yourself flat on your back, having been the victim of a universal hit between the eyes. Whether you just broke up unexpectedly with your significant other, lost your job, suffered a car wreck, or any of the other curve balls that life can throw at you, chances are that you are out of touch with your personal power. You can't have access to your personal power if you feel depressed, shocked, victimized, or otherwise lacking in confidence.  Personal power is diametrically opposed to those negative states. The most obvious step, then, would be to get into a more positive feeling place.

Right. Good luck with that. If you are like most people, when you throw a good pity party, getting into a positive frame of mind is the last thing you feel like you can achieve. Misery loves company, and if you have invited other people to your pity party who also feel depressed, chances are that you will not be able to climb out of your present negative state without help.

The Walking Ritual: A Magickal Antidote for the Pity Party
The Walking Ritual is just what it sounds like: a walking magickal ritual during which you recite a mantra in cadence with your steps. The Walking Litany is a form of a continuous spell that surrounds you and affects you as long as you are walking and speaking the mantra in cadence with your steps. From a magickal point of view, a practitioner looking at you as you do the Walking Litany would see a shimmering shield around yourself and encompassing your aura. This simple spell will reconnect you with your personal power, which is your knowledge (your experience and your observation) plus your control plus your responsibility. Once you are back in contact with your personal power, then you have access to the resourceful parts of yourself. One third of your personal power is responsibility. Magickally, we call it your "respond-ability." In other words, your personal power allows you to use your knowledge in a controlled manner to respond to the unexpected events that appear in your life.

How to Do the Magickal Walking Litany
The good news is that the Walking Litany, one of the three forms of the Navajo Beauty Way, is simple to do. Use the following directions to do this simple magickal spell:

1. Start by assessing yourself on all levels: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. This will be your baseline against which you can compare your state after you have done the Walking Litany.

2. Begin walking in a purposeful manner. Walk for at least two city blocks, or further if you desire. You do not need to walk in any specific direction, but ensure that you walk at least the length of two city blocks. You need this length of time to truly notice the effect of the Walking Litany.

3. As you walk, say the following litany in a voice of command and in cadence with your steps:

"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."

4. Repeat this litany as you walk until you have reached the end of your walk.

5. At the end of your walk, pause to once again assess your condition on all levels. In addition, evaluate the way you feel about the unexpected problem that has appeared in your life. You might also ask yourself the following questions, either generally or specifically with respect to the life event:
  • What is different?
  • What has changed?
  • What is no longer present?
  • What is new?
Most likely you will find that your view of your unexpected life problem will have changed dramatically. The Walking Litany may have already helped you find some solutions or work-arounds for your life problems. Short of that, the Walking Litany will have raised your level of being so that you can see life from a different point of view. There is a magickal saying, "The level of your being attracts the level of your life." SO if your level of being has been raised by the Walking Litany, chances are that the life events you attract will also change, for the better. Feel free to use the Walking Litany any time you feel negative, blue, or simply "down in the dumps." Remember that the Walking Litany is an actual spell that is not only effective at raising your level of being, but also at protecting you with a temporary shield. This temporary shield can remove you from negative influences in any environment. The Walking Litany is a handy and simple magickal spell to use at any time!

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Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Simple Four Element Candle Spell

Candle spells are among the most effective and most fun to do. When used in spellwork, candles help to push the message or desired energy out into the Universe for greater impact. Think of candles as Universal amplifiers. There are multitudes of candle spells and you can learn more about them in our Kindle book, The Complete Guide of Witchcraft Rituals & Spells for Beginners, or in our Basic Magic courses. One of the simplest uses is with candles from the Four Directions: East, South, West, and North.

How to Do a Four Element Candle Spell
The first action item in any spell, candle or otherwise, is to define what you want this candle spell to do. Take into account that while this is a multiple candle spell, it is also a simple spell. Complex spells require multiple candles that are carved and anointed, not to mention customized Directors and Limters (what you want the spell to do and not do) plus special verses. This generic four element candle spell brings in the powers of the four directions of the Medicine Wheel. However, since it will not have the extra "oomph" of carved candles and all the other extras, it is best to keep your request for this spell simple.

This type of spell can easily handle chronic problems such as trouble with neighbors, problems with your boss at work, being unable to find work, needing a small amount of money ($1,500 or less) in a reasonable amount of time, and so forth.

So take some time to write out what you want in as clear and concise a format as possible. For instance, if you have constant trouble with your boss at work, you may write something such as:

"I wish this candle spell to create harmony between my immediate supervisor at work and myself."
You may not want to name your supervisor as the spell may need to provide you with a different boss in order to create harmony. Add the following line to your one-line aim:

"Let all be legal and free in this spell. Allow not this spell to be the cause of death or loss of property to myself or others."

Once you have written your one-sentence goal for the spell, the next step is to prepare your materials.

Preparation for a Four Element Candle Spell
For this spell, you will need:
  • wooden or paper matches
  • four taper candles in candlesticks or four pillar candles, one each of these colors: sky or baby blue, bright yellow (no orange or red undertones), water blue (lighter than navy blue), and grass green
  • a safe surface on which to place each candle (such as a small saucer or plate for each)
  • a printed version of your one-sentence goal for this spell
  • printed versions of each litany for each of the four directions
  • knowledge of the current moon cycle--you will be doing this while the moon is waxing or waning, depending on how you have stated your goal
  • a compass for locating the cardinal direction South

Once you have your materials, clear a sacred space at least 5 feet in diameter. You will sit in the South facing North. You may want to put a small table and sitting cushion, or a folding table with chair. Set your materials on the table. Line the candles up from left to right in the order given above.

If your one-line statement is a desire for something to increase (such as finances), start this ritual when the moon begins to wax, working with one candle every other day. If you want something to decrease (such as noise in your neighborhood), work when the moon begins to wane. You can look up the moon cycles easily online.

Doing the Four Element Candle Spell
Once you have everything set up, place your first candle directly in front of you, on a plate for fire safety. Place your one-liner in front of you on the plate with the candle. Light the candle with a paper or wooden match (no lighters), and wait for the light blue candle to achieve a tall working flame. Once it has a working flame, cup your hands around the candle and say the following verses in a voice of command:

"Child of Wonder, Child of Flame,
Nourish My Spirit, and Protect My Aim.
I call on the Winds of the East to bring knowledge, wisdom, and enlightenment to me now.
I ask your help and guidance in achieving my aim, please show me how.
My aim for this spell is: [read your aim here with the accompanying caveat]
I thank you in advance for your wisdom and grace
And I appreciate your presence in coming to this place."

Allow the candle to burn for 30 minutes with your one-liner on the plate before blowing out the flame (do not snuff the flame). Two days later, at approximately the same time, repeat the process with the yellow candle. Place the yellow candle in line to the right of the light blue candle. This time use the verse below:

"Child of Wonder, Child of Flame,
Nourish My Spirit, and Protect My Aim.
I call on the South to bring action, movement, and kinetic solutions to my goal.
I ask for your supportive motion so my aim will not be slowed.
My aim for this spell is: [read your aim here with the accompanying caveat]
I thank you in advance for your wisdom and grace
And I appreciate your presence in coming to this place."

Again allow the candle to burn for 30 minutes in the same way as you did the light blue candle. Two days later, repeat the same process with the water blue candle, using the verse below:

"Child of Wonder, Child of Flame,
Nourish My Spirit, and Protect My Aim.
I call on the West to bring passion, emotion, and Spirit's guidance to my life
I ask for your higher wisdom and emotional power to lift my aim on high
My aim for this spell is: [read your aim here with the accompanying caveat]
I thank you in advance for your wisdom and grace
And I appreciate your presence in coming to this place."

Two days later, use the green candle and the following verse:

"Child of Wonder, Child of Flame,
Nourish My Spirit, and Protect My Aim.
I call on the North to bring endurance, practicality and know how to this spell
I ask for your help with guidance and practical instructions so all will go well
My aim for this spell is: [read your aim here with the accompanying caveat]
I thank you in advance for your wisdom and grace
And I appreciate your presence in coming to this place."

Record all of the above in your Book of Shadows, including the dates and times you lit each candle, as well as the exact words of the verses used. Then wait and prepare to record the results!

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Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Can't Understand Messages from the Universe?

Many people ask us to help them interpret answers and messages from the Universe. Some people have trouble receiving answers from the Universe, but more frequently people receive messages from the Universe... and cannot figure out what those answers mean.

What can you do when you ask the Universe for help or guidance, and then get some feedback that makes no sense to you? That's easy. Ask again... and again... and again if necessary. Luckily the Universe never gets impatient when someone asks for clarification. If you have asked the Universe or your Spirit guide or an angel for some kind of message or guidance, but can't decipher the meaning, first take the time to thank that being for sending the message. Then, feel free to ask again. Ask the being to send the message again, this time add the phrase, "In a way that I can clearly understand." You might also want to specify a time within which you would like to receive the clarified message. For instance, you might ask an angel to send the message again and add a time frame, such as "Before 6:00 pm tonight." With the time qualifier you know the being will send the message before a certain time. With that in mind, after the specified time you can review your day to see if you can locate the new clarified message or guidance.

Communications from Universal Beings
Sometimes we can miss the message or answer or guidance because Universal beings do not always communicate the same way as we do. When we talk to another person, we use language and words. Thus we tend to think that all beings communicate in the same way. Not so. An angel may use words, but might not put them in your mind directly. You may find your guidance in a book, an overheard conversation, or even graffiti written on a wall. For instance, one person who was struggling with anxiety was given the following quote by Robert Louis Stevenson in a fiction novel:

"Quiet mind cannot be perplexed or frightened, but go on in fortune or misfortune, at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm..."

This became a mantra for this person to repeat when feeling anxious. The vision of the unmoved clock, ticking steadily away at its own private pace during a wild thunderstorm, became the essence of the kind of inner peace this person was hoping to achieve. What's more, the more this person used this mantra, the less worried she became about other people's opinions of her or her choices. She became more confident of her choices and lifestyle, thinking of herself like that clock, moving in fortune or misfortune at her own private pace.

If you review your day, after having asked your Spirit guide to send you a clarified message, and you can find no verbal reference, such as a quote or snippet of conversation, look for non-verbal messages. For instance, one person asked an angel to send a clarified message during his workday. The man was looking for guidance as to whether to accept a job in another country. While the job would certainly prove to be lucrative and offer many new experiences, the man was uncertain as to whether he should leave the safety and comfort of his current life and job. In particular, he wondered whether he would be able to re-create a similar support network in a different country amongst strangers. As he reviewed his day, he could find no verbal clues that would answer his question. In fact, he found very little verbal communication had taken place all day. Upon reflection, he realized that he usually spoke with several of his close friends during the day, and a few family members as well. He had spoken to almost no one that day, having been very focused on his work.

Upon reflection, the man realized that he had not felt isolated or alone that day, despite not connecting with his usual social network of friends and family. And therein lay the answer to his question. Could he successfully leave his social network and family to take a new job in a foreign country amongst strangers? Yes. His realization that he had not felt isolated or lonely that day, even with almost no contact with his friends and family, made him realize that he was sufficiently confident and capable that he did not need to have his social network always available for a chat. He was outgoing enough to make new friends. He would not feel lonely in a foreign country. As soon as he realized the answer sent by his angel, his phone rang--a call from a close friend who had been "thinking of him" all day but was too busy to call during the day. The man immediately thanked his angel for the clarified answer, and then happily chatted with his close friend. Message sent and received.

Whether your guides choose to send you verbal or non-verbal messages, the key to receiving answers from guides and angels and other Universal beings is to keep asking for clarification until you get the help you asked for. You can even ask that messages be sent in verbal form so you can more easily hear them. Just keep asking and do not give up until the message has been sent and received to your satisfaction. And remember, thanks and appreciation are the key to continued communication with the Universe... it is the spiritual coin most recognized by higher beings. Learn more about working with Universal beings and other magical skills with our Kindle book 1 of the Witchcraft Spell Books series – Learn How To Do Witchcraft Rituals and Spells With Your Bare Hands and our Daily Rituals for Attracting What You Want in Life ebook.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2021

3 Magickal Secrets for Getting Help from the Higher


If you have had a spiritual practice for any length of time, then you have probably realized that higher beings (fill in the name that best suits you--God, Creator, angels, the Universe...) know everything about our lives without us having to tell them. These higher beings know our innermost thoughts, wishes, desires, fears, and hopes.

Knowing this, have you ever wondered why these higher beings don't help us out when it is clear that we have problems and need help? If these higher beings have access to more knowledge and more abilities than we do, then why don't they just step in and help us?

The answer is simple. On planet Earth, human beings are protected by two factors: free will and the Prime Directive. These two factors are really two sides of the same coin. Human beings have been given the rare gift of having complete free will. Free will grants us total power (within our abilities) to do with our lives as we please. We can create great wealth, dedicate ourselves to serving higher causes, create chaos everywhere we go, or anything in between. We can make hay while the sun shines or make a complete mess of our lives. And most people live long enough these days that there is time enough to do both.

While we are expressing ourselves through free will, higher beings are prevented from intervening in our lives by the Prime Directive. If you have ever watched Star Trek, then you probably know about the Prime Directive. Just as the crew of the Enterprise could not intervene in the lives of the beings they encountered without a direct invitation, so the higher beings that exist near us cannot intervene in our lives without a direct invitation from us. Herein lies the first secret for gaining help and assistance from the higher.

Magickal Secret #1: Invite the Higher Into Your Life
As simple and silly as this seems, a great majority of people miss out on help from the higher because they simply neglect to ask for that help. Instead, many people exist in the world of "should." That is, most think, "Angels and higher beings know I clearly need help. So they should step in and help me." Unfortunately, free will and the Prime Directive prevent that.

The truth of the matter is that higher beings are continuously waiting with bated breath to be invited into our lives to help in any manner suitable to their position. Not only do higher beings enjoy such interactions with humans, but any help they offer contributes directly to their own evolutionary growth. Being invited to help a person with his or her troubles is a win-win situation all around.

So the only thing left to do is for those of us who wish help from the higher to do one simple act: Ask!

Not sure how to ask? Don't get hung up on technicalities. If you know the name of the being from whom you wish to request help, use that name. If not, use whatever name or description that best suits your knowledge of the hierarchy of higher beings. Don't worry, higher beings are lining up to be at your service, and if you use the best description or name you know, they higher beings will sort it out. So don't worry, go ahead and ask!

One more note: When you ask the higher for help, be as specific as possible. For instance, if you're about to lose your house to foreclosure, be sure to specify that the monetary help you request needs to manifest before the date of foreclosure.

Magickal Secret #2: Offer Appreciation Generously
This simple secret is another one often neglected by people. Often we are so obsessed by the problems we face that when a higher being resolves a problem for us, we neglect to thank them. Instead, we simply move on to the next most-pressing problem in our lives, and ask help to solve that problem. This situation is understandable, of course, especially if we are faced with many big problems. And while higher beings are almost always willing to help, regardless of thanks, they are much more likely to develop a strong affection and relationship with us when we take the time to pause in the hustle-bustle of our lives, and express our appreciation for their help... frequently.

It is true that higher beings gain an evolutionary "boost" from helping us in our lives. But like us, higher beings also need to feel a sense of the "warm fuzzies," a pat on the back, a feeling of a job well done. We don't pay higher beings the way we pay each other for work. Instead, the spiritual coin that pays higher beings is appreciation. For higher beings, appreciation is a sort of ambrosia or the cherry on the top of an ice cream sundae. When we offer higher beings appreciation before, during, and after our wishes have been fulfilled, we begin to develop a relationship with those beings. An angel who receives frequent appreciation from us is more likely to jump at the next chance to help us out. We then get the added bonus of having a being totally familiar with our lives helping us out. This kind of relationship tends to shorten the time between our request for help and the arrival of that help.

The best news of all is that the spiritual coin of appreciation is free. The expression of gratitude costs nothing but a little attention and time. Then benefits far outweigh the costs, and everyone is happy at the end of the day.

Magickal Secret #3: Hunt the Solution
Now comes the trickiest secret of all. It is easy to understand why we need to invite higher beings into our lives. It is also easy to see how appreciation is the way to develop relationships with the higher for better, faster, and more satisfying results.

This last secret is a little more complex... but not too complex. When you ask for help and express appreciation, you know that the solution is on its way. What you don't know is what form the solution will take. For instance, suppose you have money troubles. You request help from a particular angel who has helped you with money problems in the past. How exactly will the angel help you with your money troubles? After all, the angel can hardly drop a chunk of change directly in your bank account. Instead, the angel must work with the forces and factors that already exist in your life. The angel can bring you an accountant who can increase your tax return. The angel can speed the process of selling a piece of real estate you own so that you have money in your pocket sooner rather than later. The angel can bring you a new client who wishes to invest a great deal to gain your help in the business world.  You see how this works?

When you ask for monetary help, simply looking at your bank balance every day won't show you the source of the angel's help. Instead, you have to be more clever. You have be a sort of detective and hunt down the solution. Failing to hunt down the solution is the one factor that causes the majority of people to miss out on higher spiritual help. Higher beings ALWAYS deliver on our requests. However, we don't always look in the right places to find that help. Once you have asked for help from the higher and expressed your appreciation, your job becomes being a detective. Look around at the different areas of your life where monetary help could appear, and be actively aware of any activity in those areas. Consider all possible sources of money, from inheritances to speed in selling properties to a forgiveness of debts.

If you actively hunt the solution and still can't see its arrival, ask again. You don't need to repeat your request for help, but ask for clarification. Just have a conversation with you higher being. You could say something like, "Angel of ..., I know that you are bringing me help and I truly appreciate all that you are doing on my behalf. I am having difficulty identifying the manifestation of that help. If you could give me more knowledge, in a way that I can clearly understand, about how your help is manifesting in my life, I would truly appreciate it." Then be prepared to actively hunt down the clarification from the higher, as well as continuing to look for possible forms of the help manifesting.

The good news is that higher beings do not become impatient with repeated requests. In fact, higher beings appreciate when we actively look for the manifestation of help, and request clarification when possible. Our work reduces the amount of work higher beings must do to manifest the requested help. So when at first you don't succeed, ask again (and again and again) until you receive an answer that makes sense to you! Find out more about connecting with higher powers and beings in our Psychic Development ebook. We can all use a little help from our friends from time to time and it really pays off having those friends be higher beings.

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Tuesday, September 28, 2021

The Anatomy of a Magic Spell

When many people think of magic, they think of a magic spell such as they have seen on TV or in the movies. These fictional works often don't portray the way real magic spells work or what they actually are. Magic spells are a real part of a magical practice however and you can do amazing things when you use them correctly.

About Magic Spells
Basically a magic spell is any psychic or magical operation that uses some combination of the four elements, air, fire, water and earth and programs factors into the energy matrix that is built using these elements to produce a certain result over a certain period of time. A magic spell is usually used when there are complex factors or barriers that have to be overcome to achieve the goal. Magic spells are not usually the first operation that magical practitioners turn to however since they require a bit more work and preparation and often a simpler magical technique will do. But in cases where we are not able to directly affect a situation with other magical techniques, a magic spell is well worth the extra effort it requires. Our students learn how to create magic spells in the third part of Basic Magic. Whereas you can go to this level just to learn about magic spells, it is recommended that you take Level 1 and Level 2 first so that you have a sound foundation of magical practice before attempting spellwork. Having this foundation not only helps you create a better spell from the perspective of understanding what elements will be helpful to build into the spell, it also helps keep you out of trouble with the Universe and avoid backlash should you build something into the spell unintentionally. After all the Universe doesn't care what you intended to do, only what you did do and will deliver accordingly. So for example, if you are creating a spell to receive a certain amount of money and neglect to include in your directors and limiters that no person will be harmed for that money to come to you, you may find yourself the beneficiary of a life insurance policy that a beloved family member has left you. The problem with this is that they had to die for you to get it. Maybe not what you intended.

Creating a Magic Spell
When beginning spellwork, it is a good idea to start with simple spells that would produce a small effect in a short time. Then as you see results from these type of spells and increase your experience with them, you can move on to magic spells that are more complicated, operate over a longer period of time to gain more force, and cover more complicated issues. Just to give you an idea of what all is involved with the creation of a magic spell, here is a list of the basic skills you should have before attempting to create a magic spell.
  • Understanding of basic magical operational laws and how they work
  • Basic working knowledge of the four elements and their characteristics and correspondences
  • Knowing how to find the exact meanings of any words being used in a spell verse and choose appropriate ones
  • Know how to think through creating directors and limiters for a spell to include specifics of what the spell should accomplish and protect against unwanted contingencies
  • Have an understanding of how sonics works and how the spell can be affected by the tone of voice you use as well as the sounds used
  • Have an understanding of various types of magic spell formats such as candle spells and Tarot spells and be able to choose which type will be the most effective in your situation
  • Be able to use Tarot card readings to obtain information on what aspects may need to be included in a proposed spell, get information on if the spell will work as designed, to check up on your directors and limiters for the spell and to check up on the progress of the spell once it is launched
  • Have an understanding of how to write effective spell verses
  • If doing a candle spell, how to design and prepare the candle for carving and anointing and choose effective colors and symbols for it
  • Know how to pick the timing for launching a magic spell according to astrological and other factors that can affect the spell
  • Know how to record the spell in your Book of Shadows
  • Know how to take a magic spell down should you need to in case something goes awry with it

As you can see there is quite a bit of preparation and work involved in creating a magic spell. You can also see why Basic Magic Level 1 and Level 2 are recommended before going on to Level 3 and starting spellwork. Having the foundation of lots of practice with the four elements and with magical tools will help get you ready for the tasks involved in creating a successful spell. And whereas a magic spell may take more work than other magical techniques and operations, there are times when it is necessary, can give you a real sense of achievement, and is just plain fun to do.

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