Posts Tagged ‘prayer’
Daily Magick posts are on hold for a little bit. Mundane life has gotten quite crazy and I will post what I am doing each day to remain in touch with spirit as I can.
As we approach Lammas, I have begun harvesting and gathering the fruits of my labor this year and it’s pretty life changing for me. Just in time our good friend Pat Olsen sent me an email early this morning with her Sabbat Poem. Usually we share these on our facebook pages only but I thought it would absolutely do wonderfully sharing it with everyone today as we all begin the approach to the first harvest of our year.
Gathering in the Grain
(c) Patricia OlsenThe days are mellow with amber;Straw Flower
The old God of Fire still potent in the sky;
The nights are still and sweet as musk,
With a green corn moon on high.
The grain ripens like silken threads of gold,
Fruit hangs heavy and expectant on the bough;
The season has turned — it’s Lammas Fair,
And time to speed the plough.
As bread we bake and corn dolls we weave,
To honor the spirit of John Barleycorn,
To once again regenerate,
Even though now he must be shorn.
For soon winter’s wraith will envelop the land,
As the wounded fisher-king grows weak and frail;
Our blessed Goddess nourish and sustain us all,
With the fruits of your life-giving grail;
To have bread on the board and wheat in the barn,
And shelter from storm and hail;
And in every cottage and tavern near and far,
Plenty of good brown ale.
So let us reap the bounty of harvest time,
At this season of growth and decay;
And know that what dies will be reborn again,
With the lengthening of the days.
A time of passing, a time of change;
A cycle of life, death and rebirth;
Like the little shorn sheaf of grain, we too must go
The way of all life on this earth.
But we do not grieve as the wheel turns;
Instead we celebrate and make cheer;
And honor the Lord and Lady,
As they bide with us throughout the year.
So come make merry, drink, dance and sing;
Lovers embrace as you did on the Eve of Beltane,
And kindle the fires of love, life and rebirth,
With the gathering in of the grain.
I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree,
And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made:
Nine bean-rows will I have there, a hive for the honey-bee;
And live alone in the bee-loud glade.
And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow,
Dropping from the veils of the morning to where the cricket sings;
There midnight’s all a glimmer, and noon a purple glow,
And evening full of the linnet’s wings.
I will arise and go now, for always night and day
I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore;
While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements grey,
I hear it in the deep heart’s core.
Today we celebrate the birthday of W.B. Yeats (1865-1939), Nobel-prize winning Irish poet and member of the Golden Dawn. In his poem, “The Lake Isle of Innisfree”, he speaks nostalgically of a cabin on the lake, where he will find his peace.
For our magickal working today, we will create our own “cabin on Innisfree,” ie. a place where we can go to find peace even while we “stand on the roadway.” You will imagine a place of total peace, a place that even while in the midst of the stress of mundane life, you can escape to, if only for a moment to regain balance and find peace. Construct your happy place…will it be on a lake, beach, mountain? Will it be a cabin or a temple? It is yours and yours alone, make it whatever you like. When you have created this place in your imagination, and filled it with the things you want, bless your astral creation by saying:
“I make this my place of peace, for love and light reside here. In my place of peace, I find balance, focus, and joy. So mote it be.”
Return here at least once a day, more often if necessary, to “hear lake water lapping…in the deep heart’s core.”
Sometimes you just need a slight push to get things moving again and one such push has happened with the thanks of some fantastic interactions with students.
Within our Wiccan community I have been revamping the magickal challenges we do and now it’s a partnership instead of a lone witch operation. This really pumps up the inspiration and thrill of working on a challenge for the community.
An extension of that I will be bringing some of these challenges to our blog to share these amazing blessings and challenges with you.
Thursday, as we have seen in the past is ruled by Jupiter, today the moon enters Aquarius. Jupiter is the planet of joy, goodwill and benevolence, while Aquarius is associated with humanitarianism.
For these attributes we will be working with the sharing of blessings and how we bring our magick to our lives and to others as well with every interaction.
I am going to anoint a green spell candle today (now they don’t burn long so this is perfect for this type of magick) with some of my Clear Quartz Gemscents oil that I got from the SM Shoppe. While I am anointing this candle I will chant the simple chant which invokes within me a sense of community and togetherness “We all come from the Goddess and to her we shall return, like a drop of rain, flowing to the ocean”. Once my candle is anointed I will place it on my altar in the center next to my Dragonfly Incense Urn/Cauldron.
On a piece of Spring Green Color Magick Sizzling Spell Paper I will write my affirmation/blessing.
“I am one with those around me. By sharing my blessings, I receive blessings in return”
After I have contemplated community and the blessing before me I will light the green spell candle and then the paper with the flame of the candle.
The candle will burn completely out.
Magick always works best when you support it with mundane action. Today we share our blessings and joy with everyone we come across. If you have time or the inclination you can share your time or make a donation to a charity, cook and share a meal with family and friends. Share your talent in some way.
Personally I will be sharing my blessings with everyone I come in contact with through the joy in my voice and the willingness to help everyone to the best of my abilities. I will also be sending Reiki to everyone who comes across my mind today and share a meal with my family and extra cuddles with my pup and husband tonight. Thank you so much for sharing your blessings with me!
How can you share your blessings today?
Right now the cosmos are gearing up for another Mercury Retrograde (starting on the 12th). Knowing that communications and such are going to go haywire, I feel that it is a good time to work on my own confidence and empowerment so that even when things go wonky I will be rooted firmly in myself to work through the toughest of challenges that Mercury may present to me.
Burning this week on my altar is a Goddess Drop Candle from the Sacred Mists Shoppe. It is a dark burgundy and perfect for empowerment. I will burn my candle for two hours each day this week. Rosy Pink and Marigold Orange Color Magick Sizzling Spell Papers will be used throughout the workings of this week.
Marigold Sizzling Spell Paper,write an affirmation. You may use the one below I have written or write one of your own.
CONFIDENCE (on one side)
Light within, Shine throughout.
Blight within, I cast you out.
Strength and Calm, Filling my life,
Head held high, Blessed Be!
Today I have folded mine into a football shape and written my name on it. After it is lit with my empowerment candle I reflect on strength and confidence. I look within and find my core and anchor to it. As my candle burns for the two hours today I will know that I am valued and can hold my head high.
Rosy Pink Color Magick Sizzling Spell Paper. On it I will write an affirmation (again you may use mine or write your own).
Beauty is a state of mind,
Love is a state of heart.
Beauty, a wonderful find,
Love within, never apart.
I love, I am loved.
I cherish, I am cherished.
This is all about love and self-love. With my candle lit I will reflect on the simple act of love and loving. I know that I cannot be loved unless I love and that includes loving myself. Today I will be gentle for the mistakes I will make.
I will work in perfect love and trust thinking of others as each task is completed.
I trust myself
I think for myself
I act for myself
I speak for myself
I am myself.
Every action I take today will be done with confidence and knowledge that my actions will affect those around me and those that touch upon them. I recognize my place in the world around me and claim my actions, my power and my part!
This is our last day in our empowering work for the week and we will use Rosy Color Magick Sizzling Spell Paper to write our affirmation on today.
Beautiful Day rich with power,
Blessed Night filled with wonder.
Confidence rising by the hour,
Love and Beauty never to be torn asunder.
I walk in trust and love,
Soaring high through the clouds,
I walk in trust and love.
Today we bring it all together heads held high in confidence and empowerment. We own our actions, we own our interactions we are all empowered to be the change we want in the world and to grow!
Today, I had planned on working with the magick of Friday, alas even the best laid plans are subject to be changed. Instead I worked on this video and dedicate it to my friends Dierna and Jenn especially, who are going through a trying time. We all have periods where we lose a loved one and in the spirit of Peace, comfort, strength and love, I offer this today in replacement of my original plans.
I have a Sugared Spring Candle burning on my altar today. It’s an Ostara Ritual candle and the color and scent just seemed perfect to me to burn. I used Rosey Pink for the Color Magick Sizzling Spell Paper today, combined with the Rose Quartz in my offering bowl. I will be gifting the stones to each of them after today completes.
Everyday on the Sacred Mists Facebook Page, we are bringing our path to life with magick and affirmations!
Today’s Magick focuses heavily on Wisdom, Knowledge and Will to be open to receiving it.
See it here:
Thursday is all about wisdom and protection, classically you can see with the ruling planet Jupiter (which is great for money issues as th eruling planet of financial concerns), The magick of Jupiter will always make more of whatever you have so if you have nothing, this is not the best energy to work with. Colors for today are Purple and Royal Blue.
Today I want to grow what I have so I am going to work on wisdom through study. My altar candle is a rich purple (Witches Path from the Sacred Mists Shoppe). I’ve lit my candle on my altar and as it is nearing the end of life I am going to burn it all day. I have taken a little bit of the Power of Wiccae Oil and dabbed some on my third eye, solar plexus, and a little on both sides of my neck. Third eye to absorb the wisdom, Solar Plexus to invoke my power and will and on the neck so that I may speak wisely today.
On small piece of Color Magick Sizzling Paper (lavender) I have written, you can use any kind of paper infusing it with purple energy or using a purple pen!
Today I draw Wisdom
Today I gain knowledge
May my course stay true
May my words & thoughts be just
Fold up the paper and light it with your altar candle or a purple spell candle if that is what you have lit on your altar then drop the paper into your cauldron or fire safe dish.
Today you will learn much along your path with the strength of your Will behind you.