Are You Grounded? A Clairvoyant Technique

Featured Image -- 3791I’m always amazed at the number of people that ‘work’ in the spiritual realm that have no idea about grounding themselves.

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Being grounded is that feeling you get when you walk barefoot on dewy green grass, sensing the breeze tickle your skin and the deepness of your chest expanding with every inhale. It is the feeling common to children, one of connectedness to the awe and wonder of simply being.

In an age where we find ourselves buffering our true existence with technology, the consequences run deep. You could experience everything from chronic crankiness, mental fatigue, and poor memory to lacking inspiration for a project or motivation for mundane tasks.

Ok, great, but that does seem pretty general in nature. Right? I mean…

You’re right! We will be dedicating plenty of content on chakras, energy healing, grounding techniques, psychic development, being an empath and how to cope. For now, I want to enable you to have the ability to know when you’re grounded and, if you’re not, get reconnected. And that…

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Finding and Working with Ancestral Traditions

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Grandpa's field Grandpa’s field

When I was a child, my grandfather took my cousins and I to a wild area we later called “Grandpa’s field.” It was a field on the edge of the forest below our houses, the edges rich with crab apples, hawthorns, beeches, and maples. Grandpa had a rusty red tractor, and we’d go into the forest riding on his lap. When we got to his field, we would park the tractor and look for wild mushrooms, wild ginseng, and other wild edibles.  He would point out plants and animal tracks and teach us about the forest.  After that, we would lay in the field and watch butterflies. When I was only 8 years old, Grandpa died after a hard life in the steel mills. In time, these memories faded and I didn’t remember where Grandpa’s field was. Later in my 20’s, some of my cousins came to…

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Slowing Down the Druid Way: Part III: Time-Honoring Strategies | The Druid’s Garden

This past week, a friend and I were discussing options for starting seeds for a new joint major gardening project (more on that in an upcoming post).  We talked about several options, and deciding we wanted to stay away from plastic ready-made planting pots, opted for a paper pot maker (a little wooden device that makes it stunningly easy to create paper pots from recycled newspaper). This choice, of course, is an excellent one from a permaculture perspective: it takes an extremely abundant waste product and turns it into a resource. Of course, in order to make these pots, you need the time to collect the paper and the time to create them. This simple choice–paper or plastic–along with the investment of time illustrates an underlying principle that seems to me to be near-universally true in my experience: the further away from fossil fuels we get, the more time things take. And here, of course, is the crux of this entire blog post series: if we want to do anything beyond our work (practicing permaculture, developing deep relationships with the land, developing bardic arts, or whatever it is we want to accomplish), we have to find the time to do so.

Starting seeds in recycled materials

In my previous two blog posts, I explored the nature of work both historically and in the present age, which helped illuminate some of the current unbalances we have with our work–and opened up the door for us to consider revisiting our relationship to it. And it is this spirit that today, I talk about re-negotiating and re-envisioning our relationship to work and hence, to our time. As I explored over the last two weeks, historical data suggests that we worked a lot less in ages past, which allowed for more leisure time, feasting, merriment, and the learning of crafts and skills. It also gave our ancestors the necessary time to live without fossil fuels–to do work slower, with more intention, and live at a different pace. In the present age, our time is owned by our employers and continued increases in productivity have occurred with increases in work hours, meaning that we are working more than ever before.  It seems that, in some cases, fossil fuels and the myth of progress is speeding us up so much–and most of sustainable living practices focus in the opposite direction. The tension between them is many things, but one of them is certainly time and different ways of working.

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~ Candle Magick ~ — Ye Olde Dark Arts

*The © information provided below is part of the many lessons taught to the members of Ye Olde Dark Arts Coven-Tradition and Students of our Correspondence Courses.*

               

 ~ THE HISTORY OF CANDLE BURNING IN SPELL WORKS ~    

Candle Magic is one form of magic and is a force that combines psychic energy with the powers of the will to produce supernatural effects. Candles have a long history in religion worship, magic & folklore. They provide light, thus illuminating the darkness and repelling evil spirits while attracting benevolent ones.  In liturgy, they are offerings of fealty to a deity, in magic they are used in various spells & rituals while in folklore they are associated with the dead.

Candles have a unique place in our society today, and are also an incredible link with our past. Unlike anything else, candles convey messages of romance, warmth, spirituality, secret wishes and brightness, all with the simple construct of wax and wick. Embraced by almost every faith, creed and nationality, there is something special about a solitary flame and the energy exchange that it puts forth. It touches our souls. Who among us has not been be touched by the commonality of candles in our religions? People of all faiths and walks of life, and many different creeds, can join together in a candlelight vigil to grieve, or come together in prayer. Candles are unique tools indeed to link mankind to the Divine …

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~ The Spiritual Uses Of Colognes and Perfumes ~ — Ye Olde Dark Arts

*The © information provided below is part of the many lessons taught to the members of Ye Olde Dark Arts Coven-Tradition and Students of our Correspondence Courses.* ~ THE SPIRITUAL USES OF COLOGNES AND PERFUMES ~ Sometimes another form of ritual purification is needed in the form of floral-scented Colognes and Toilet Waters to rid an an area of bad spirits, attract or pay homage to good spirits and to refresh those who are suffering from psychic distress.

There are many that are used in spellworks and rituals but the ones most used are Florida Water, Kananga Water, Kolonia 1800, 4711 Cologne, Hoyt’s Cologne, 7 Swords of St. Michael, Rose Water Cologne, Orange Blossom Cologne. The most popular and widely used of these is Florida Water which was first introduced in 1808 in the US.  It was named after the legendary “Fountain of Youth” which was said to be in Florida and it is reported to soothe fevers, cure headaches,ease aching muscles, remove negativity of a person and items and the strong magickal properties makes a must-have for practioners of Espiritismo, Hoodoo, Palo, Santeria and Vodou.

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How to Communicate with Spirits in 5 Steps

Don’t forget the Spirits that are your Ancestors. Always have personal protections in place for those Spirits such as Abiku and others that are not the best and brightest …

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There’s a lot of fear and worry about talking to Spirits. Not in an “OMG, am I gonna get possessed?” sort of way, but in an “Am I doing it wrong?” kind of way.

There is no worse fear in any category than the “Fear of Doing It Wrong.” It paralyses us, and prevents us from taking any step forward.

Here are a few points to get you past that fear, and start talking with Spirits.

If you know the Spirit or Deity you’re trying to contact, the easiest thing is to talk to devotees or people that work with that Spirit, or look at historical records.

Sometimes  you don’t know the Spirit – either because you aren’t good at hearing them (like me, for example) – or the Spirit that you’re trying to talk to is uncommunicative or doesn’t want to give their name out, or are a rare…

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