Birth Place Elements On Your Altar

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birth-placeearthelements.pngNot everyone represents the elements on their altars, just like not everyone represents Gods on their altars. But if the Elements are your thing, I hope you enjoy this insight and take it into consideration.

There are so many ways to represent the Earth Element and there is no rule on how many displays or items you have that represent this element. We take time to gather dirt, rocks, fallen leaves, bark, roots and flowers…… we honor them, leave offerings for them and charge them.

How can we take this a step further and make it more personal? A little more background story to explain…..

My grandmothers altar was a do not touch anything zone. Even though it was my job as a child to collect different items for her that represent all the elements, once I handed them over that was it. Not mine anymore, I understand the lesson…

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Third New Moon of Spring

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By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Greetings Dreamers, Moon People, Artists and Healers, we begin our last New & Full Moon of Spring on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Spring is ruled by the Maiden and the first Season of the year so according to the natural or natures year, we all get our new beginning. Our last month’s intention and experiences, if you were paying attention, will set the foundation for this month’s new moon. The last moon cycle of each of the four Seasons brings a solution and resolve to what you have been working on in your healing journey for three months. If you are new, please read the directions for the moon work.

Some of us are in ending phases, which can take about eight years to complete, and during this time we may set our sights on our new beginning and find road blocks along our way. For others, you…

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Walking the Path of the Ovate: Building Localized Ecological Knowledge

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Rocky Maine Shore at Sunrise Rocky Maine Shore at Sunrise

Everything changes in this wild place. The ebb and flow of the tides drives the ecology on this rocky shore. The landscape abruptly changes its appearance based on proximity to the sea and elevation. Firs and spruces dominate along with a groundcover of laurel and blueberry. Even old friends, like birch, maple, and beech, take on new skin. The mountain peaks offer a desert-like climate where air and fire dominate. I am in this wild place, letting it seep into my bones, into my breath, into my spirit. Desipte the books on ecology I’ve purchased, I really have no idea what I’m seeing, no real knowledge of the deeper mystery of this land and shore. Books cannot teach that kind of wisdom, only time and experience can. My eyes physically see, but I am seeing without any real understanding of what it is that is…

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An American Ley Line Network: A Ritual of Creation

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This past weekend, we had a delightful time at the 2nd OBOD Mid Atlantic Gathering of US(or MAGUS). It was a wonderful weekend full of positive energy, community, and celebration of the land. I was involved heavily in the ritual planning and work this year and was the gathering’s keynote speaker, and we once again did a Galdr ritual (a chanting ritual) using Ogham (sacred trees). This year’s theme was “Sacred Time, Sacred Space” and as part of this work, we decided to re-enchant the land by establishing a new ley line network. We are co-creating a new ley line network across the land.

Motherstone at Four Quarters Interfaith Sanctuary Motherstone at Four Quarters Interfaith Sanctuary

The overall goal of this ritual was to re-enchanting our landscape, connecting sacred spaces and creating sacred spaces across the landscape, and connecting our broader druid community. The work involves empowering, connecting, and eventually, dispersing a set of stones…

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Want to go Lucid before the next full moon? A new Lucid Ignition community is gathering

By Ryan Hurd

The moon is waning and maybe your own lucid dreaming practice is too.

I can help with that. Well, not so much with the moon, that’s a celestial body apparently beyond my powers of influence.

But if you are looking to go deeper into lucid dreaming, or if you have hit a wall trying to become more self-aware in your dreams, the answer is probably not a new miracle technique or sleep hack. Sorry/not sorry.

Successful lucid dreamers are those who learn how to leverage motivations into strong intentions, and then build what I call the “lucid sanctuary.” This is soulful mindset that doesn’t command the dream, but invites it forth.

Since 2015, I’ve been running seasonal online workshops that provide a supportive community so you can do just that: build your lucid sanctuary, learn how to put to use the most scientifically-validated techniques, and construct a strategy that not only invites lucid dreams but also impactful and transformative dreams.

It’s easy, it’s holistic, and most importantly, it really works. Once you learn this strategy, it grows with you, and you’ll be able to dip back in whenever you are ready for more.

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Patchouli and Witchcraft

Herbs of Wicca patchouli spiritual meaning. Healing properties and benefits, patchouli oil uses and a love spell. from the green witch Linda Philip. The post Patchouli And Witchcraft appeared first on Thrive On News Spiritual Magazine.

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Scorpio New Moon Crystals: Get Your Spiritual Sexy On!

By Krista Mitchell

Magic alert!

We’re entering one of the most potent times of year, and we’ve got a deep, dark and delicious full moon ushering us in.

Tonight’s Scorpio full moon at 8:58pm ET initiates a phase of transformation, karmic healing, sexuality, and intense emotion.

And then on May 1st we have Beltane, blessed spring festival where fertility, sensuality and the magic of the earthly plane (and of nature spirits and the fae!), are celebrated with fires, feasting, and fun!

This is definitely a time of embodiment, feeling, pleasure, growth, and while it’s a sexy time. The healing we can experience comes from letting go of old, seductive patterns, people, and choices that no longer serves us.

Could you be enjoying your life more?
What’s holding you back from that?
And what do you need to let go, or create, in order to make this a rich life for yourself?

Head on over to my blog to read more about this full moon’s energy and influences, and for crystal suggestions that can help you rock this gorgeous, fecund phase!

And for those of you who celebrate, happy Beltane!

A Beltane Blessing: Recipe for Sacred Herbal Offering Blend — The Druid’s Garden

Offerings to the land, spirits, and/or diety are a common stable in many traditions, druidry being no exception. Many opportunities present themselves and having something you carry with you can be built into your regular druid practice (and kept within, say, a crane bag). Some years ago, I wrote about sustainable offerings and the kinds […]

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FULL MOON IS SUNDAY, APRIL 29 AT 6:58PM MOUNTAIN DAYLIGHT TIME (MDT)

This is an intense full moon with energy similar to an eclipse. It is an extremely important time to be mindful of your reactions and to take responsibility for them. If you are triggered in any way, you have an opportunity to look at those deep patterns that may be coming to the surface and work through them with […]

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Healing Earth Magick: Crystals + Land Spirits

The easiest way to drive me nuts is to litter in front of me, on any given day, but especially on Earth Day. I can’t stand it, I have to pick the trash up and snidely say to the offender “How about I put this in the garbage for you?!!”

And the people who pick up their dog’s poop in a bag, but then toss that bag on the ground and leave it??? @#$%!!! Who ARE those people?!!!!!!

Seriously, how low is that level of consciousness?

While, given all that’s going on in the world, some may say that littering is the least of offenses in comparison, I’m inclined to disagree. It’s the meaning of the action that I find particularly disturbing: If someone literally walked over you and dropped trash on your face, how would you feel? Disrespected. De-valued. Violated. Hurt. Demeaned?

What is it saying about a person’s relationship to the Earth when they do that? To the land they currently occupy. To that which gives and sustains life?

It makes me reflect on my own relationship to the Earth, to the land upon which I stand. When was the last time I actually looked at it, connected with it, realized that I was in a partnership with it?

I’m a gardener, I love to garden, and I have plants all throughout my home, but how often do I pause during my day to recognize the consciousness in the plant beings around me? The symbiotic energy relationship that forms whether I’m aware of it or not?

This is important, because it is healing.

If there are two major things we, as human beings, have pinpointed as powerfully healing and restorative forces in our lives, it’s mindfulness (or presence), and being in nature. 

We have to consciously choose to return to these two things because of the draining nature of the world we have created around, and within, ourselves.

Every plant has a spirit. Every element has a spirit. Every tree has a spirit. Every crystal has a spirit. The the land upon which you stand or occupy has spirits that represent it. The Earth herself has a consciousness, her own divine spirit.

To cultivate a stronger awareness of and relationship to these spirits is healing. It’s like finally recognizing a child or friend who’s been waiting around for you to notice them, to care about them, and becoming in tune with your own need to be a part of them.

Over time and throughout history, a huge rift has been formed between large sections of humanity and nature. A relationship that was once revered has now been abused, forgotten, neglected, and in some sad cases destroyed.

The miracle is that it can be repaired.

I don’t know if we can heal the deleterious effects we’ve had on our planet, but I KNOW FOR SURE that we can heal our relationship to Her, and this goes well beyond clean ups and conservation efforts.

To truly heal the relationship, we have to make an effort to rejoin it, and that means consciously cultivating our relationships to the spirits of the land and nature that surround us.

Click here to learn how to connect and communicate with the land spirits around you using crystals.