Thursday, September 29, 2016

Is Magic Real Without Faith?

"Is Magic Real?" "Is Witchcraft Real?" "Is magic real and can I really do magic like what I see in the Harry Potter movies?" These are without a doubt the number one questions we get asked daily. The short version answer is Yes, magic is real and you can really do it. The longer version answer is that real magic is not quite what you see in the Harry Potter movies. Some principles, practices, rituals and magical tools have a resemblance to what you see in these fantasy shows and books, but there are also many discrepancies and magical happenings that are purely fictional. For example, Harry and his friends use their Wands as multi-purpose magical tools. Real magic uses the Wand as the tool for channeling or flowing the Air element. Since a Wand is made of wood, it is terrible for conducting Fire energies because wood burns. No real Wand can continuously conduct all four magical elements on a consistent basis and survive.

Back to our question, "Is Magic Real?" Again the short answer is yes, but part of the longer answer is for any individual, what you pay into your magical or witchcraft practice pays you back. So in other words, WE know magic is real and that spellwork works, daily magical rituals can improve one's life and daily problems can be resolved, but if magic is not real to YOU or if you don't devote time to the practice then you probably aren't going to see results and you might then decide it is not real. Rather than asking us, Is Magic Real?, we'd rather you take the information in our resource articles, blog, ebooks, courses and Kindle books, and try the exercises out for yourself. Then you can answer the question for yourself about Is Magic Real.

What we believe people are really asking when they say Is Magic Real, is will magic work for me, will magic help me get what I want out of life or can magic improve my life. Whereas we know it will, it is a difficult question for us to answer for any one individual because we don't want you to take our word for it. The way we teach witchcraft and magic is by hypothesis. We want you to read the material or listen to techniques, spellwork procedures and rituals in courses and then try them for yourselves exactly as taught. Exactly as taught is important because magic is a precision science and altered procedures produce altered results. This is one reason some people find magic does not work for them. They don't follow directions exactly and either get results they don't want or they get no results. After you give the procedures a try following the descriptions exactly, then YOU decide for yourself based on your experience and observation whether magic can be useful and helpful in your life, whether magic really does work for you and answer the question for yourself, Is Magic Real.

Really the only true way you will be a believer in magic is to try it yourself. We have found over the many years of teaching that students may want to believe or say they do but on a deeper level they really aren't convinced. We don't see it as our job to convince anyone or defend magical practices in any way. It is for each person to try out and experience for themselves and come to their own conclusions. Once you produce your own proof, you will find your own faith and belief in magic. By providing the learning tools, we offer anyone interested in pursuing a magical life a way to achieve it.

Once you try out the rituals and techniques for yourself, you open the door for it and can watch the miracles manifest before your eyes. You will then have your own proof and know that magical practices are real, effective and useful in your everyday practical life. If you are ready to begin your journey into magic, a good place to start is with Kindle books. You don't even have to have a Kindle to access them. A Smart Phone, tablet or any computer will do it. So get your copies now and let the Magic Begin!

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Ritual Magic to Wash Your Cares Away

We've all had occasion to let our old patterns, habits and beliefs get in the way of our spiritual growth or enjoying life, but did you know that ritual magic can help you let go of those old ways? When you find yourself stuck in negativity or holding on to old ideas and beliefs that no longer serve you, here's one of the simple ritual magic tips you'll find in our Kindle book, Learn How To Do Witchcraft Rituals And Spells With Your Bare Hands.

How This Ritual Magic Works
First here's a little bit about how and why this ritual works. The element of Water was used in tribal times for cleansing and as a way to release the old and bring in the new. Tribal people would walk in the rain next to a source of running water (creek, river, etc..). The running water served to carry off old ideas and beliefs that no longer served, while the rain coming down from above brought clear, new ideas. The same is true today and this ritual magic can serve to also release negative feelings, stop negative thoughts, and get rid of low tones such as depression.

Why This Ritual Magic Works
Magically, the element Water represents emotions, which are the language of Spirit. Moving water is able to carry the elements Air and Fire. The magical element Air represents thoughts and the magical element Fire represents will and action. So the Water element is able to carry off the unwanted thoughts and stuck patterns habits and beliefs. Walking in the rain by running water gives you the movement of the Water element to energetically cleanse out those unwanted feelings and thoughts. They can then be replaced with new ideas, thoughts and energy.

Doing This Cleansing Ritual Magic
Here's how to do this ritual:

1. Pick a rainy day and find a place outdoors that is next to a source of running water such as a creek or river or even a spillway. If you don't have a running water source you can access or are experiencing a drought and don't have access to rain, you can use the shower as it provides fresh water from above and running water below.

2. Walk next to or stand in the running water source and feel your old beliefs, negativity or problems being carried away by the flow of the water. Feel them being recycled into other forms some other place in the Universe, away from you.

3. Feel the rain water coming from above and visualize its brightness and refreshment bringing new ideas, thoughts and feelings to you. You can also send up prayers to higher powers and beings telling them what you want to release and what you would like to bring in.

4. Make sure you have running water, not standing water when you do this ritual magic. Standing water is stagnant unless it has been specifically programmed, so it doesn't do the job of carrying negativity away from you. Standing water that has not been programmed ("charged") can receive negative energy from you, but it requires a lot of effort on your part to push that energy into the water.

Yes, this magic ritual takes a little advanced planning to do since you will be getting wet, but the results are certainly worth any inconveniences. It's not one you'll want to do every day, but every so often taking some time to get out in nature, cleanse your energy and refresh yourself can go a long way to keeping you on your spiritual path and wash away mundane worries.

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Ritual Magic for When Steam is Coming Out of Your Ears!

When using protection magic or magic for self-defense purposes, you are quite often dealing with fire energies. Someone may be directing violence, anger or negativity your way which would all fall into the category of fire energy. Using ritual magic for self-defense is a great way to protect yourself from an outside physical or psychic attack, but if you are not used to handling fire energy you could end up taking excess fire energy into your body and not getting rid of it all. This can lead to headaches, a variety of aches and pains, tension and stress, hyperactivity or even extra anger on your part.

In our Magical Self Defense Course, we cover ways to safely handle fire energies when practicing protection magic. One way we teach to get rid of this excess fire energy from yourself is to use a direct flow technique that rids you of excess fire energy after you have used protection magic or actually anytime you start noticing these type of symptoms in yourself that let you know you have an excess of fire energy. It's like self-defense against your own anger so you don't ruin your whole day.

Here's how to use the direct flow technique as protection magic against your own anger, pain and fire excesses:
1. Place your output hand on a large electrical ground (such as light switch, electrical outlet or refrigerator).

2. See and/or feel the energy and push the pain, anger or other excess energy down your arm and out through your hand. It is good to look at a corresponding color of the exact fire energy you are trying to push out to make sure you are accessing the correct energies (see more below).

3. Keep pushing the energy out until you feel a decrease in the symptoms (ie. – pain diminishes, anger starts to fade...)

It can take several minutes for the excess energy to get all pushed out of your body, so an alternative is to lie on your back, put your feet on the refrigerator and push the excess energy out your feet. You also want to make sure you are pushing out the correct type of fire energy. Here are some examples of the fire energy colors and their related symptoms. Use this to visually look at the appropriate color as you flow or push out the energy.

Sun Yellow – over enthusiasm, wide awake when should be sleeping

Yellow Orange – jumpy, nervous, anxious, shaky, trembling, frustrated

Red Orange – angry, irritable, red-faced, feverish, physical pain or aches, frustrated in an angry or aggressive way

Bright Red – overheated, fast metabolism, over dramatic, fast living

Deep Red/Red Purple – skin rashes, high blood pressure, dull headaches

The direct flow technique works great to get rid of your own excess fire energies, but can also be used as protection magic on someone else who is directing their excess fire energy (ie. – anger, negativity..) towards you. Just as it will drain the excess fire energy from your own body, you can use it to drain fire energy from another person. The technique is pretty much the same, only hold your input hand towards the other person, pulling in the fire energy they are emitting while holding your output hand on your grounding source (or pointing towards it). With practice you can get to where you don't have to actually put your hand on the ground object anymore, but can just point your output hand towards it. Be sure no one else walks between you and your ground object (including pets) while you are flowing this fire energy as it can affect them negatively. Quite often when using this technique with an angry or over-excited person, they will just stop in mid-sentence and look confused wondering where their energy went and what they were going to say next.

This is just one of the simple self defense techniques of protection magic we present in our Magical Self Defense Homestudy Course. With a little practice, it is easy to do, requires no tools and is something you can use almost anywhere, anytime it is needed. So the next time you find yourself about to "blow your top" or with "steam coming out your ears", stick your feet on the fridge instead and ground out your excess fire energy.

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

What to Do When You Don't Know What to Do

Do you ever feel lost in life? Do you wish you had some guidance on a particular issue or problem that keeps cropping up in your life? Or do you just need some reassurance that the path you are on is the right one from you?

If so, it may be time to check in with the Spirit of Owl. In many Native American and tribal traditions, Owl is a seer. You can ask the Spirit of Owl to assist you in seeing anything that is hidden from you in life. For instance, you can ask Owl to help you see what's blocking your manifestation, creating an illness or causing disharmony in your workplace. Owl helps you see anything that is hidden from you, including what other people are seeing and feeling.

Here's how to ask Spirit of Owl for help:

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 what's causing an illness, you might say, "Owl, please come with me today and show me what is causing this illness in my body. Please show me in a way that I can clearly understand. Thank you in advance for your help." As with angels, appreciation is important.

4. Stay open 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. To gain help from this quick-fixer, all you have to do is ask!

Quick Note: You have the right to know and understand anything in this Universe. It's what you do with this information that's important! Learn more about working with spirit guides and inviting magic into your life through our magical ebooks, Kindle books, and online courses.

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Meditating Made Simple

Meditating is a simple and effective way to create peace, joy, harmony and manifestation in your life. Meditation has been practiced for centuries by students of many traditions, and there are as many forms of meditation as there are colors in a rainbow. A simple way to start meditating is to follow the steps below.

1. Sit comfortably in a quiet place. Make sure you have at least 15 minutes of quiet, undisturbed time to sit - early in the morning is best. Feel free to sit on the ground, in a chair or anywhere you find comfortable. You do not need to sit in the lotus position, just any position you find comfortable.

2. You may want to sit with a lit candle, burning incense or a fountain to improve your meditating. You may also want to burn some incense or botanicals like lavender to help you relax.

3. Once you have set up your space and are sitting quietly, close your eyes. Feel the breath moving in and out of your body, but don't try to force the breath or breathe on purpose. Instead, feel your body breathing by itself.

4. If thoughts come into your mind, let them simply pass through.

Here is a metaphor that will help: 
Imagine that you are sitting on the shore of a river watching boats go by. The boats are the thoughts that come into your mind. Every now and then, you will get so fascinated with a particular boat that you will want to jump on board and investigate. This is what happens when your thoughts carry you away from your quiet place on the shore. When you notice that you have been carried away by one of your thoughts, just return to your quiet place on the shore and notice your breath again. 

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

6. Sit for at least 15 minutes in this way quietly meditating, or longer if you desire. The length of your meditation is not as important as the consistency. It is better to do a shorter meditation daily than to do longer ones sporadically.

7. Do not judge the results of your meditation by how peaceful or disruptive it was. It's the effort to reach a place of inner quiet that matters, regardless of whether you actually reached total quiet.

Even a session filled with thoughts and efforts to return to inner quiet can be effective. The results of your meditation will appear in your daily life - during daily encounters and events. You will find, over time, a new sort of peace and inner quiet in dealing with all of life's events and people. Most of all, enjoy your time of meditation. It is time you are devoting to your own inner development. The more you develop your inner life, the more your outer life will flourish and grow. The practice of magical daily rituals is another way to develop your inner life as well as your connection with the higher. Our Daily Rituals ebook can help you get started on a regular practice of daily rituals.

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Emotional Alchemy

See if this scenario sounds familiar. You're under a lot of stress. You feel irritable, angry, or depressed, and you wish with all your heart that you could "snap out of it" but you just seem to be attracting more of the same. Every attempt to jolly yourself out of the blues just seems to frustrate you more ...  nothing changes, your emotional state is like a snowball rolling downhill and everyone is walking on eggshells around you.

If that scenario rings a bell, then you might need some emotional alchemy. Originally, alchemy was the art and science of transforming base metals like lead into the precious metal gold. Today in magic, alchemy is the art of transforming anything from a lower to a higher state. So if your emotions are hanging out in the lower tones and you can't get any relief, try some alchemy.

Surprisingly, emotional alchemy doesn't require candles, sage, wands, or firebowls. It's much simpler than that. All you have to do is reprogram one single part of yourself. One of my good friends has a saying, "What wires together fires together." In terms of magic, this means that your body, mind, and Spirit are wired together in certain ways, and under stress these three parts tend to respond in the same way all the time.

To see how this works just look for a stress indicator. This could be a fidget, a facial expression, the need to eat, fast talking, waving your hands, smoking a cigarette, or drinking a Coke. These are all responses that occur when you're under stress. Let's take one example - drinking a
Coke - and see how mind, body, and Spirit wire together. If you tend to drink Coke when you're under stress, here's the sequence of what might be happening:
  • Mind: Has the thought "I can't do this."
  • Body: Automatically reaches for a Coke with the right hand and takes a drink.
  • Spirit: Checks out and leaves body.
  • Result: Feelings of anger, depression, irritability
Mind's thought automatically causes the body to grab the Coke with the right hand and causes Spirit to leave. Every time you are under stress the same sequence "fires together" over and over again - and Spirit, the part of you that guides you through life toward your birth vision, is constantly absent. Since Mind is like a computer, it can't change its program. Only Spirit can do that. You end up with a broken record, with mind repeating "I can't do this" and body drinking lots of Coke. It's becomes a cycle that is almost impossible to snap out of unless you bring Spirit back into the equation.

So how do you rewire this strange sequence so you can transform your emotional responses? Just change one small part of the wiring. In the example above, you might notice when body reaches for the Coke with the right hand. Stop. Switch hands. Reach for the Coke with your left hand. This automatically causes Spirit to stay in body and be present - it forces you, Spirit, to be present. Only Spirit can make those kinds of changes. And when Spirit is present, you are able to handle the stressful situation differently.

In fact, just bringing Spirit into a stressful situation changes things - automatically. This is the alchemy at work. Suddenly, even if just for a moment, you feel lighter, less burdened, and even happy. Now if you pause in that moment and notice the difference, the change will become more permanent. You, all three parts, will develop a memory about this new feeling and a new set of wiring will be created. Now when you find yourself in a stressful situation, you'll have a choice. You can do the same old response of feeling depressed or angry (right hand reaching for the Coke) or you can change the game plan and reach for the Coke with the left hand.

Emotional alchemy doesn't mean you'll choose the happier path every time. It just gives you a choice. So if you want to expand the number of choices you have in your life, look at the situations where you get in trouble and figure out what's wiring and firing together. Then unwire and rewire just one piece of that equation and you'll have a new choice. Imagine what would happen if you did this in every area of your life. Hmmm ...!

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