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Energy Work: Calling Down Energy

Wolf Of Antimony Occultism

Calling down energy from above is a useful skill to learn in energy work, because it allows you to connect yourself to higher sources of energy, so that you will be able to use that energy source in your practice to charge constructs, and to empower yourself. This technique opens up connection with the higher planes of existences, your higher self, and to source allowing you to use that higher energy in your energy work. This practice is like a reverse form of grounding where instead of grounding to the Earth, and the physical plane, you connect yourself to your higher being, and higher spiritual planes. This process is primarily done for the bringing down of more energy when it is needed, and it is a simple technique that can be made more complicated as you figure out better ways of using it.

How to call down energy:

1) First you’re going to want to find a comfortable position, whether that be…

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Energy Work: Energy Breathing

Wolf Of Antimony Occultism

Energy breathing is an energy working technique that is used to bring energy into your body, and expel negative energy from the inside. This breathing technique can also be used in order to focus your mind, while you go through the process of also allowing your energetic flow to be strengthened, and cleansed throughout your body.  This technique is very simple, and can be done anywhere at anytime and can be combined with the practices of centering, and grounding.

1) Begin this practice by sitting, standing or laying in a relaxing position, then proceed to close your eyes.

2) Visualize the energy flowing throughout the inside of your body as a blue mist.

3) Now begin deep breathing, Inhale through your nose, and exhale through your mouth. As you do this visualize breathing in more bright blue mist on your inhale, and on exhale blowing out black dark smoke. On inhale…

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Energy Work: Grounding

Wolf Of Antimony Occultism

Grounding is a technique in which you connect yourself to the earth’s energy, so that you can become balanced, and refreshed, while also being grounded in this physical place. When you are grounded you are connected to the earth, and you can call upon its energies in order to charger being with energy to help you, and your craft. When you are connected to the earth it also allows you to get rid of your negative energy by allowing you to push it into the earth, so that it can be transmuted back into positive energy. This process does not hurt the earth, and is a very natural process. Grounding is usually done right after centering, and is done along with centering at the beginning of rituals, spells, and other techniques. Grounding is a very important, and fundamental part of magick, because of its ability to allow you to take…

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Indoor Grounding Methods

The Witch & Walnut

groundWhether you are spiritual or not, the practice of grounding every once in awhile is good for you. Makes you stop, be still, listen internally and cut out the outside noise. Grow roots so to speak and just be present and whole.

I think we are all familiar with grounding through our feet which is great, I love the feeling and the visualization of strong roots spreading far and deep into the ground. I personally only like grounding with bare feet outside when the weather is nice. I know you can still ground inside, but for me its just not the same.

So how can we get a piece of earth inside to ground ourselves with when the weather is bitter and the snow is deep? Rocks… that’s how. This method can be used all the time if you prefer. Its very easy, go outside and find a couple good…

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Healers & Empaths: How to Protect Yourself In Your Sleep

Healers & Empaths: How To Protect Yourself In Your Sleep / krista-mitchell.com

We are in what is referred to as the dark time of the year, when the sunlight has diminished, the nights are long and cold, and spirits roam more freely as the veils thin.

It’s been like this at this time of year, in this hemisphere, for hundreds of years.

For healers and empaths, it’s a time when spiritual self-care is of increased importance, as we’re more susceptible not just to the energy shifts and increased psychic phenomena, but also because we are more powerfully sensitive to the feelings & energy of the world around us.

Have you noticed that lately?

You may also have noticed that the collective unconscious rests very uneasy. There is so much fear, stress, strife, violence, uncertainty, and devastation happening in the world right now. And even if it’s not in your part of the world, or if you’re not hearing about it, the energy can still affect you. 

It may make you want to shut off, seal yourself away in your own little bubble, and try to tune it out, but if you’re an empath this is almost impossible, and if you’re a healer (or both), your soul is calling you to respond with love and light.

That’s why you’re here, and you’re needed. But in order to be of service and in order to be ok, you need to be able to take care of yourself first.

Energy shielding and clearing is a must, but it’s only part of the self-care you need. As humans we’re connected to each other, nature and animals in far more ways through our energy fields, especially at night when we’re sleeping.

As our consciousness drifts on the dream and astral plane, we can encounter, interact with, and be affected by energies and spirits far removed from our own on the physical plane.

This can result in:

  • restless and/or disturbed sleep and sleep patterns
  • dark dreams
  • the feeling of not being fully rested upon waking
  • feeling seized by panic, anxiety, or deep fear in the middle of the night
  • not being able to switch your mind off from your daily problems or the troubles of the world
  • emotionally or viscerally experiencing the collective fears and feelings of people and places not directly related to you
  • struggling with, feeling trapped or suffocated by dark spirits in your dream state which forces you to wake up

Can you relate to any of this? If so, I have some tips from my own experience that may help you:

  1. Clear the energy of your space on a regular basis. By clearing the energy in your space, you raise it’s frequency which can naturally repel lower and harmful vibes. You can learn how to do that here.
  2. Clear your own energy. If you have dark energy or psychic debris hanging around on or in your aura, that can plague you at night. Here’s an article I wrote on how to clear your aura.
  3. Wear a moonstone necklace when sleeping. Moonstone channels lunar goddess energy that helps to protect us at night and in the dream state. The moon represents light shining through the darkness, and creates an effective energy shield or protective ward for our spirit.
  4. Soul-centered meditation. Taking a few minutes before going to bed to meditate, and center your focus on your soul, helps anchor your mind in your own divinity which can keep your mental energy from wandering at night. I recorded a 2.5 minute meditation that teaches you how to do that, you can download it free here.
  5. Say a prayer or set an intention before sleeping. Perhaps you read a Psalm (I recommend #23 or #91), a prayer from your own faith or lineage, call in Divinity or protective angels, or affirm that you will rest peacefully, fully, and safely throughout the night. When we speak with authority energy moves, and we always have authority over our own spiritual dominion (meaning ourselves and our own energy).
  6. Diffuse calming & protective essential oils at night. Lavender, geranium, rose, citrus + cinnamon + clove, palo santo, or cedar are all good choices.
  7. Use grounding + protective crystal placements. Put a piece of hematite (2-5″ in diameter) under the sheet at your feet to anchor your energy in the space, and place either selenite or celestite (2-5″, any formation) under the top of your pillow to create a high frequency vibration that will either repel or dissolve lower energies upon contact.
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As Autumn Approaches…

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Good Witches Homestead

As autumn approaches, it brings with it shorter days and cooler nights. This makes it the perfect time to experiment with warming essential oils, such as cinnamon, clove, ginger, cardamom, and black pepper.  One of my favorite combinations contains cassia (cinnamon), clove, and sweet orange essential oils.  It just smells like autumn to me!  You can diffuse this blend or add a few drops of each oil to an oil burner and let the scent fill your home. You can also mix these oils into a water-based spray.  When doing this, I like to add some Moss Agate chips or small tumbled stones to the bottle.  Moss Agate is a stone of rebirth and is great to use during seasonal changes.

Autumn also means the start of the school year for those with school-aged children, or for those who recently returned to school as students or teachers. This can usher…

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Grounding, Centering, Clearing and Protection

Featured Image -- 3865If after grounding and centering you still have physical symptoms, be sure to visit your doctor.

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Grounding/Earthing is all about the awareness that we are still in a physical body as well as endeavoring to become spiritual workers and beings.

Why is it so important that we ground/earth ourselves?

Below you will find a few ways in which being grounded can make such a difference to our everyday life:

Brings life to matter and to be able to bring our healing abilities into the physical.

Increases balance and stability in our physical and our emotional state.

Help bring acceptance that we are here to fulfill a purpose.

Brings strength.

Helps in creating a bridge between Spirit and matter.

Provides an outlet making the release (of energy) easier.

Allows the attainment of higher Spiritual levels.

How will I know if I am grounded or ungrounded?

Below is a list of some of the more common symptoms of being ungrounded. Usually, each individual will encounter the same one…

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