Chill Out Binding Spell
- Small jar with cap
- twine or string – preferably red
- one fava bean to represent the Lord (or draw a phallus on paper)
- rose petals to represent the Lady
- frankincense and myrrh (powdered), rosemary, and any other herb that “feels right” to you. (i.e. rue, wormwood, etc. for bindings or exorcisms)
- olive oil or salad oil
- banishing scented oil
- a couple of colored markers or pens
- enough water to fill the jar three-fourths full.
Erect your circle of protection.
Take your bottle and place it on the altar. Take the piece of paper and draw a “gingerbread type” doll and write the name of the person or situation you are binding on it. Talk to the paper doll and tell it all of the things that it has done to disappoint and hurt you. Anoint it with the banishing oil, drawing a Pentagram on it with the oil. Now, place a fava bean, drawing of a phallus, or amber in the jar along with the rose petals and other herbs. As you place each item in the jar state, state with feeling:
I bind you from harming me or anyone else with this (person’s name here).
Take the doll or dolls in hand and the string. Fold the doll/dolls into a square, and begin wrapping the doll in the string. With each wrapping, state:
Once around, securely bound, now’s the time for cooling down.
When you are through, securely knot the string a minimum of 3 times. While you are chanting this, see the person securely tied with sturdy ropes, and gagged. You might even draw a gag around the figures.) Now place the doll in the jar and pour about a teaspoon of oil over the doll. As you are dribbling it over the doll, state:
I place sacred oil all around you, about you and below you, to make your path slippery while you violate the Rede and Law of Three.
Now fill the jar 3/4 ‘s full of water, place it in the freezer of your refrigerator, and repeat:
Time to chill out, chill out, chill out. Bound around and about. I place around you (person’s name) the crystal sphere of the Mother’s Orb, mirrored on the inside so that you will have to see yourself as you are at every moment until you surrender and change your behavior towards yourself and those around you into a more positive behavior pattern.
I ask the Lady to empower this spell and insure it’s working, only if it is in the highest and best good of all concerned. As I will it, so mote it be!
Close the freezer and leave that puppy there until you are satisfied that the person will not hurt anyone else. This person is contained from hurting you and anyone else, and is “chilling out”. Do not worry about them any longer. Write out how you felt about this person/situation before now, including what they did to you, and how you feel right now. This will allow you to get the worst of the anger, disillusion, disappointment out of your system so that you won’t become ill from the feelings. Smudge your house afterwards, and draw a Pentagram on each window and door in your house, including your computer monitor (if you have one) and all mirrors, stating:
I ward thee to keep harm at bay.
As I will it, so mote it be.
Cauldron of Cerridwen Brew
Boil water in a cauldron over an open fire. Place all ingredients into the cauldron. Sit before it and entrance yourself by watching the flames. Smell its mystic scent and receive wisdom. (Do not drink. Why? It’s poisonous, that’s why)
Keep Me Healthy Tea
Prepare this tea when you are already in good health and want to maintain it. As you drink it, visualize yourself in the days to come as healthy, happy, and active.
4 parts calendula flowers
1 part mullein leaves or flowers
1 part marjoram leaves
1 part St. John’s Wort
Heal Me Tea
Although your potions should never replace a trip to the doctor when you are ill, this tea can give you a magical boost to speed your healing. Focus on ridding your body of whatever ails you. If you are running a fever, add 1 part of Feverfew.
4 parts rose petals
3 parts violet petals
2 parts dried apples
1 part dried blackberries
1 part eucalyptus leaves
1 part ginseng root
Sip for Success Tea
While sipping this tea, envision yourself succeeding at a current project you are undertaking. Use tangible images such as seeing the project complete. Feel yourseld doing your job successfully. This tea works best when working with specific projects or situations. Don’t just imagine yourself successful—define what success means to you.
4 parts clover flowers
2 parts lemon balm leaves
1 part ginger root
‘THINK on THESE THINGS’
By Joyce Sequichie Hifler
In the frantic search for something that has meaning to life, we have a tendency to do a thing simply because everyone else is doing it. It becomes a “thing,” a fad that must be done to keep on the inside circle. There’s little originality, little thought, but a lot of following along in beaten paths.
It is a mistaken idea to believe that all I see with my eyes and the limits of my thinking are the limits of the world. There is a tremendous interesting world out there never before investigated, and I am an individual like no one else.
It is quite marvelous to break through the shell of the middling and to discover the ability to see and feel, and to hear more keenly. Suddenly, I can feel more kindly, not because of who I am on this earth, but because I’m a child of God.
I can see more color, more light, more vision because I’m not being shown, I’m discovering. My world is no longer based on passing fancies, but on lasting built slowly within me, with love.
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By Joyce Sequichie Hifler.
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Elder’s Meditation of the Day
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Elder’s Meditation of the Day July 3
“When you are in the woods, you cannot ever be lost. You are surrounded by friends and surrounded by God.”
–Joe Coyhis, STOCKBRIDGE-MUNSEE
Every plant, every animal, every insect, every bird, every tree is made up of God. God is life and everything is alive. When you are hunting, remember all nature is your friend. All nature has purpose. All nature participates in the life cycle. Nature communicates; Nature talks; Nature listens; Nature forgives; Nature respects; Nature loves. Nature lives in harmony. Nature follows the law. Nature is kind. Nature is balance. The woods are alive and beautiful. She is our friend.
Great Spirit, let me honor and respect the forest and all the life it contains.
July 3 – Daily Feast
We are always rich when we have courage. It is not the circumstance in which we find ourselves but how we handle it that makes the difference. If nothing ever challenged us we might not know our strength – we might never feel the power to overcome something that gives us courage to tackle another O at li, mountain. Giving up does not come on us suddenly, but we cultivate it on a daily basis. Everything, success or failure – or even mediocrity – settles on us as we get ready for it. When we think and talk failure, it happens. When we think we can do something, we can do it. It takes as much effort to lose as it does to win – sometimes more. But to think courage, to think strength, is the breath of life.
~ Why don’t you talk and go straight and all will be well? ~
‘A Cherokee Feast of Days’, by Joyce Sequichie Hifler
Something unexpected will happen today, and tomorrow, and every day. You can worry about what it might be, and fight against it when it comes, or you can accept it and deal with it in a positive way.
You cannot escape from life’s uncertainty, and you really wouldn’t want to. Although that uncertainty can bring pain, it can also bring great joy and powerful new positive possibilities.
What you can do is choose to grow stronger with each twist and turn. What you can do is learn, adapt, create, innovate and successfully adjust to life as it changes from day to day.
Uncertainty can sometimes be very disruptive and inconvenient and challenging. Fortunately, you have the skills to meet those challenges, and to move your life forward no matter what may come.
Though you can’t know for sure what will happen in the future, you can know for sure that there’s always a way to make the best of it. There’s always a way to remain true to your most treasured values, and to live your life according to your highest vision.
Life is not always predictable, but that’s no reason to fret. Because in that unpredictability, you’ll always find valuable and meaningful new positive opportunities.
— Ralph Marston
The Daily Motivator
.Laying Our Burdens Down
The Feet of the Divine
by Madisyn Taylor
Lay your burdens down at the feet of the divine and feel the relief from your heart.
We all know the feeling of walking through life as if we are carrying the huge burden of our worries and stresses on our backs and shoulders, struggling to keep moving forward. There is no real way to move freely and fluidly in such a situation, and we are all longing to lay our burdens down. Just imagining that it would be possible to do such a thing can be enough to elicit a sigh of relief and a feeling of lightness.
The human imagination is a powerful tool, and we can use it to take journeys to faraway places without ever leaving our home. Because of this, we too can lay our burdens down at the feet of a divine being such as the great Mother, Buddha or a mountain. Releasing ourselves from that which we can’t handle on our own. No matter how smart we are, how capable we are, or how hard we work, no one can single-handedly cope with all the worries that we tend to take on in the course of our lives. And, we aren’t designed to do so. Our wellbeing depends upon our ability to hand over that which we can no longer carry by ourselves.
Visualizing yourself carrying your burdens to the feet of someone or something much bigger than you can be a powerful daily practice. To begin, sit with your eyes closed and envision an all powerful, supremely comforting being in what ever form that takes for you, standing at the end of a road. See yourself carrying a large sack, box, or other container, imagining that all your worries are inside it. Watch as you make your way to the being of your choice, and lay your baggage down at their feet. Allow yourself to feel the lightness and relief of this action, express your gratitude, and surrender. You will be amazed by how this simple meditation can liberate you from a burden you were never meant to carry.
Astronomy Picture of the Day
Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.
2012 July 3
In the Shadow of Saturn’s Rings
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute/J. Major
Explanation: Humanity’s robot orbiting Saturn has recorded yet another amazing view. That robot, of course, is the spacecraft Cassini, while the new amazing view includes a bright moon, thin rings, oddly broken clouds, and warped shadows. Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, appears above as a featureless tan as it is continually shrouded in thick clouds. The rings of Saturn are seen as a thin line because they are so flat and imaged nearly edge on. Details of Saturn’s rings are therefore best visible in the dark ring shadows seen across the giant planet’s cloud tops. Since the ring particles orbit in the same plane as Titan, they appear to skewer the foreground moon. In the upper hemisphere of Saturn, the clouds show many details, including dips in long bright bands indicating disturbances in a high altitude jet stream. Recent precise measurements of how much Titan flexes as it orbits Saturn hint that vast oceans of water might exist deep underground.
7 Ways to Have a Healthy Road Trip
By Emily Main, Rodale.com
Gearing up for the long holiday weekend? You certainly won’t be alone. Despite the down economy and increasing unemployment, people don’t seem to be ditching their vacations, according to a recent survey from Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business. Nearly 50 percent of people polled said that the economy would have no impact on their travel plans this year, and 15 percent said they’d be even more likely than usual to travel this year.
If you’re facing a few hours of highway time, here are some ways to stay healthy, plus a few last-minute destination ideas:
1. Prepack your car.
Unless you’re just throwing an overnight bag in the backseat and hitting the road for a short two-day trip, you’ll save your back some ache if you pack the night before you leave. Fluids pool in your spinal disks while you sleep, and that makes your lower back tight and sensitive to irritation when you first wake up.
2. Prepack your food.
Packing a picnic lunch will help you pinch pennies and calories alike. Plus, you’ll be more likely to eat foods that fight fatigue, increase your attention span, and keep you alert. Sandwiches on whole wheat bread will prevent you from feeling draggy, and peppermints are healthier stimulants than caffeine, which can lead to energy crashes. If you’re forced to grab some fast food, stay away from fried, fatty menu items and stick with salads (dressing on the side) and yogurt parfaits—add blueberries to that yogurt and you have an attention-, energy-, and memory-boosting breakfast.
3. Plan your pitstops.
It’s important to get out of the vehicle and move your body around every two to three hours. Although it’s most common in air travelers, car drivers and passengers can suffer from deep-vein thrombosis, a blood clot in the legs, if circulation isn’t encouraged with some standing and walking. (Flexing your ankles every so often helps.) Plan your stops around mealtimes and you’ll be less likely to mindlessly munch on snacks while you’re driving. Even if you stop for 15 minutes or less to eat a handful of nuts, you’ll send a signal to your brain that you’ve eaten so you won’t be hungry 30 minutes later.
4. Adjust your position.
Drivers can avoid slouching by tilting the rearview mirror up a little bit. This will help you sit up straighter to see out the back window, and prevent low-back pain at the same time.
5. Plan some vacation exercising.
Exercising on vacation doesn’t sound like much fun, but you shouldn’t allow a break in your daily routine to totally override healthy behaviors. If you’re going somewhere touristy where you know sightseeing will be in order, you can let your walking time count as exercise. But people who are headed to the beach can also enjoy an early-morning walk (walking on sand is a great calorie burner) or swim in the ocean—trying to move against the current can expend a ton of energy. Or you can park the car and venture into town on a rented bike, or your own two feet. Walking is the best way to learn about a new city or get to know a seaside town you’ve never visited before.
6. Hit the trails.
Can’t afford a trip to Argentina? Hike the Appalachian Trail or any number of other nature trails across the country for a day or two. (You have to really do it, though. Just telling your staff you’re doing it, leaving your car there, and catching a plane south of the border doesn’t count.) Or research the trails near your destination, and include some day hiking in your itinerary.
7. Try the rails.
If you live near an Amtrak station, pick a city a few hours, or even a day, away, and discover somewhere new. Or, visit http://www.railstotrails.org and combine your camping trip with a bike ride (or hike) along an old rail line that’s been converted to a nature trail.