Friday, October 8, 2010
These are a rendition of Eileen Holland's Seven Blessing Bottles:
I have three amazing women in my life who I wanted to do something special for...so I gathered my library and started thumbing through different projects to put a spin on what I wanted.
I found it...A SEVEN BLESSINGS BOTTLE
Although I adapted it to jars and added some of my own goodies inside for the layers...it followed same outline.
1st layer: salt (To purify & cleanse) 2nd layer: Pine needles from my yard for Health 3rd layer: some dried rose petals (I had done myself) & cinnamon for Love 4th Layer: my own rubbed sage for prosperity 5th layer some home grown Basil from my summer garden for Peace 6th layer: Black Pepper & Garlic powder for Protection 7th layer: Dill weed & Bay Leaves for Good luck. Last top layer is some Sugar to sweeten the charm/spell and seal the deal.
You want to be sure to use DRIED ingridents for that will keep things from getting mold or soggy.
This jar/bottle is to bring forth good blessings/fortune to you and your home. It can be hidden in a closet or cabinet by front door where all things must enter...preferrably somewhere dark.
You want to attract these positive things to your doorstep and you and especially protection for yourself and your home.
I did a little blessing and sealed them with White candle wax to give it that "Witchy" appearance. I think they are lovely...they have been created, blessed and sealed. Now...to give them to my friends, what a wonderful start to the Witches' New Year for me! :)
Brightest Blessings )o(
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Its about crops being harvested, light & dark again coming into balance. Witches sometimes put fruit of the season on their altars, baked breads, pies and work their magick to balance imbalances.
It is thought here is when the God sleeps in the womb of the Goddess waiting to be reborn again with a new season.
Mabon is sacred to the Celtic God Mabon, a son of light, son of the mother Goddess Modron.
I thought it very interesting to note here, not only is my favorite season Autumn, due to the lovely temperatures, foliage colors and family gatherings giving thanks. But this past weekend when I was on my "Girls' Get away" I took by chance a spell with me to perform as a Blessing, a spell to balance some imbalances for me and my personal issues. I did this without even thinking of Mabon, funny how that worked isn't it?
Here I am just practicing the craft I love, casting the Blessings I wrote and looking for that harmony again in my routines and daily life then I get home...really notice the Dates and think...OH WOW...how magickally I was guided and how intricate the spokes of the wheel turn all coordinating together and some how reaching that desired location or effect that manage to balance each other along the path. I am truly blessed & I am grateful that along the way I take time to notice, really notice the gifts from the Gods/desses that stick out and show me...I am right where I belong within myself and my environment.
Brightest Blessings all, may you too balance the imbalances in your life.
Saturday, September 25, 2010
My Magick Everywhere:
That seems to be as of late, one hand grabbing my scarf as I try not to choke myself with it flying out the side door grabbing my keys and thinking...CRAP! When I notice the full blossoming beauty of the gorgeous silver full moon above my head...Yes, my schedule begins around 2:30AM and then I am at work, bowing out from my routine as I take a moment to utter a few words and lift my chin to her beauty and feel....Half as myself. Then I race back in to the rat race and start clamouring with my daily saga.
My Birthday is this month I am yet a true Libra through and through...Upbeat, funny, inspiring, outgoing, people pleaser. As my lovely best friend the Aquarius says...I should really take off my rose coloured glasses and see the crap people put on me.
I don't think I will. I see what is out there, trust me, my glasses don't cover my eyes as a whole. But I do like to see the potential in some one's soul...the person they ASPIRE to become. That is so much to breathe in, to grasp and I love it. As I like to think as my personal mantra..."There is Magick Everywhere just waiting to be spotted". Please understand too, my BF she is only watching out for me...protecting me. LOL Every once in awhile I see her, hiding her rose coloured glasses deep inside her purse...but I know she has them. :)
Speaking of her...she took me on a lovely, blessed retreat for girls only to a rustic cabin deep into the Ozark forest in Arkansas and we had this gorgeous view ...350 degree gorgeous view of the Ozarks....I of course hated the millions of daddy long legs crawling EVERYWHERE! Other than that and the KILLER ants it was JUST what the Medicine Woman ordered. LOL
Sorry about the critters, its kind of a running joke between her and I now. We also had a raccoon that aspired to be a car thief...his prints all over her trunk and back of the car, a bunny right up to our porch inspecting us during our unpacking phase, a grasshopper that decided to take a 10 mile ride on our windshield, what a surfer man!
The point is...we stopped...we listened and noticed EVERYTHING. No TV, no distractions and we played it by ear, no clocks, no schedules, we did blessings, we drank some amazing wine and took a late night stroll w/flashlights in hand and wind in hair to see the moon in all her glory by the bluffs. We drove into Eureka Springs, AR as well and got some amazing trinkets for ourselves...a glass pen with inkwells...candles...more tarot cards...a new pendulum...some new crystals...some sweet grass...a polished river rock from a local stream...some new amazing scents of incense. And during all of this...we found ourselves, unleashed some really pent up emotion and energies, rekindled our bond between us and came back even more empowered and full of new magick. I am truly sorry I haven't posted in awhile, funny how life sometimes gets in the way, but what I did realize is its all ABOUT LIFE. I will make it a point to post at least once a week. It is MY therapy and its free and followed by so many lovely upbeat comments, boosts and just plain old support and in my neck of the woods, that is what counts. I hope all are well and lovely. Glad to be back my friends. Thrilled to have had such an amazing Birthday due to such a Wonderful Friend. By the way...my Fiance...the Torch...has gotten me a KITCHEN AID! If you knew me, knew the desire and passion I hold for myself as a kitchen witch that loves to cook...you'd know...it was the icing on my lovely cake!
Brightest Blessings Always )o(
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
As of late I have been glancing from blog to blog and I want to acknowledge one that has really hit home with me...
mxtodis123 her blog "I am Woman" is inspiring she has many great links, information and its beautifully done as many others but this one issue she brought forth...
About Crimes against Women here is her link:
Once I read what she said...I immediately thought of a Movie I had rented called.."The Stoning of Soraya M." It blew me away from all the emotions I felt to the knowledge I gained about These women's plights overseas and their suffering.
If you have not seen this movie you should rent it. It is from a true story a is a 2008 American drama film adapted from French-Iranian journalist Freidoune Sahebjam's 1990 book La Femme Lapidée, based on a true story.
The book has been banned in Iran because of its perceived critical attitude toward the Iranian legal system.
Stranded in a remote Iranian village, Sahebjam is approached by Zahra, a woman with a harrowing tale to tell about her niece, Soraya, and the bloody circumstances of her death the day before. Her story attempts to expose the inhumanity of Sharia Law. Her last and only hope for justice lies in the hands of the journalist, who must escape with the story - and his life - in order to communicate the violence to the world.
There are many sites you can log onto to view the information here.
When I rented this movie...I thought I was prepared for what I was going to see...I wasn't. I was bawling like a baby...outraged and appalled.
Women all over the world are treated terribly our plights are long, harrowing and full of danger. We have come so far, yet...the road still lays so far ahead with no end in sight.
I will do as "I AM WOMAN"'s blog stated and be lighting a candle today for our sisters still in harm's way and suffering needlessly. I hope this will enlighten you and bring forth so many of your emotions as this did for me.
I appreciate mxtodis123 and the way she made me stop and think...ponder and recall what I am so grateful for...to be the woman I am, in the country I am with the freedoms I have.
Many many thanks.
Please don't just read this...follow it...link to the sites...rent the movie...Show your awareness & together maybe some how, some way we will make a difference.
I had watched this movie here is the link:
Brightest Blessings )o(