‘THINK on THESE THINGS’ for October 29th

‘THINK on THESE THINGS’

By Joyce Sequichie Hifler

We have often heard it said that God never closes one door unless He opens another. It is a great comfort to know we never really lose when we believe, for any defeat can be turned to good if we will absorb the lesson in it.

And yet, how often we refuse to go through that door that has been opened for us. It is so much easier to stand back and wail about the closed one. There seems to be a certain amount of glorification in defeat. It is a subtle something that hides in us and keeps us from doing well that which we know we are capable of doing. If we show strength, we are afraid we will have to stand alone.

Sometimes a door will close for us because that particular one would have caused us more unhappiness, but it never closes for punishment. God is love and love does not punish, nor does it have any power but to give what is right and good for us. With this knowledge, we can by grace walk through those doors that open to us and know it is right.

 

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Elder’s Meditation of the Day – October 29

Elder’s Meditation of the Day – October 29

 

“Mothers must protect the lives they have helped to bring into the world.”

–Haida Gwaii, Traditional Circle of Elders

 

Every child is subject to the seeds each adult plants in his/her mind. If we plant praise and “you can do it”, the child will grow up with certain predictable behavior patterns. If we plant ideas that there’s something wrong with you or you’re good for nothing, the child will grow up with predictable behavior patterns. We need to honor and respect the mothers who protect the children and plant positive seeds for their growth.

 

Great Spirit, bless each mother and give her courage and faith.

October 29 – Daily Feast

October 29 – Daily Feast

 

Something new is always an exciting prospect. It can be anything that changes the face of daily life and brings it into a new pattern that makes us feel better. Drudgery can take over our thinking and then our actions. Sticking too close to one routine and never having a change is an obvious sign we are heading for drudgery. If renewal is to come there must be change – even if it is to walk a short distance, talk to someone out of the ordinary, and do something for someone. These things sound simplistic but if they turn our thinking to more creativity or more relaxation, it is worth doing.

~ I felt that I was leaving all that I had but I did not cry. ~

 

OLLOKOT – NEZ PERCE

 

‘A Cherokee Feast of Days, Volume II’ by Joyce Sequichie Hifler

Daily Motivator for October 29 – Get on with living

Get on with living

Avoid trouble, but not so much that you avoid life. Anticipate possible  problems, but don’t obsess over them so much that you miss the  opportunities.

When you set out on an ambitious path, there are plenty of things that might  go wrong. Prepare yourself to deal with those possible pitfalls, but don’t allow  them to become excuses even before they become reality.

Don’t let yourself be stopped by what might not even happen. Rather, let  yourself be pushed forward by the positive value of what you intend to achieve,  to experience, to create.

Put your time and effort into growing stronger, more capable, more  experienced and effective. Focus your thoughts not on worrying about what might  stand in your way, but on visualizing where you desire to go.

You’ve already made your way through every challenge to date. You have every  reason to be confident that you can successfully deal with whatever life sends  your way.

There are plenty of reasons and ways to be careful, yet there’s no reason to  constantly live in fear. Go ahead and get on with living a positive, meaningful  life.

— Ralph Marston

The Daily Motivator

Daily OM for October 29th – Life’s Scales

Life’s Scales

Balance

by Madisyn Taylor

 

A balanced lifestyle is simply a state of being in which one has time and energy for obligations and pleasures.

 

Like pieces of a puzzle, the many different aspects of your being come together to form the person that you are. You work and play, rest and expend energy, commune with your body and soul, exalt in joy, and feel sorrow. Balance is the state that you achieve when all of the aspects of your life and self are in harmony. Your life force flows in a state of equilibrium because nothing feels out of sync. While balance is necessary to have a satisfying, energetic, and joyful life, only you can determine what balance means to you.

Achieving balance requires that you assess what is important to you. The many demands of modern life can push us to make choices that can put us off balance and have a detrimental effect on our habits, relationships, health, and career. In creating a balanced lifestyle, you must ascertain how much time and energy you are willing to devote to the different areas of your life. To do so, imagine that your life is a house made up of many rooms. Draw this house, give each part of your life its own room, and size each room according to the amount of importance you assign to that aspect of your life. You can include family, solitude, activities that benefit others, healthy eating, indulgences, exercise and working on self. You may discover that certain elements of your life take up an inordinate amount of time, energy, or effort and leave you with few resources to nurture the other aspects of your life. You may want to spend less time on these activities and more on the ones that fulfill you.

A balanced lifestyle is simply a state of being in which one has time and energy for obligations and pleasures, as well as time to live well and in a gratifying way. With its many nuances, balance can be a difficult concept to integrate into your life. Living a balanced existence, however, can help you attain a greater sense of happiness, health, and fulfillment.

The Daily OM

Full Moon Holy Water

Full Moon Holy Water

The following are colors to be used according to your intent:

pink – self love and friendship
red – passionate love
green – money
blue – healing
purple – increase of psychic abilities

Fill a glass of water and place a stone in it to charge it with what you want to bring to you. Ask the blessings of the Earth and Goddess and then drink a bit to cleanse you inside. The remainder of the water can be kept tightly corked to use in spells and recipes anytime you need the extra power of the Full Moon!

Moon Moon, Mother Moon – The Full Moon

Moon Moon, Mother Moon

A Column By GrannyMoon, HPS, Order of the White Moon

The Full Moon
When the Moon is completely illuminated in the sky and looks like  a sphere, she represents the Goddess in her Mother aspect, as Isis, Inanna, Selene, Demeter, just to name a few. The Full Moon is when a witch  may feel the most powerful. Traditionally the time of the month  when witches gather, it’s a good time for casting spells outwardly  and for celebrating all the gifts and glory of the Goddess.   Sing and dance in praise of the Ancient Mother Goddess under  the Full Moon.

Try conjuring now, for artistic endeavors; beauty, health, and fitness; change and decisions; children; competition; dreams; families;  health and healing; knowledge; legal undertakings; love and romance; money; motivation; protection; self-improvement.

A Full Moon increases perception and is an ideal time to prepare  and use potions that increase the psychic abilities. A time when  spells and plans come to fruition. Take a moment to breathe deeply  and slowly. The Goddess is within each of us. Listen to your Inner  Wisdom and walk a path that nourishes your spirit.

A witch’s kitchen should never be without a lunar calendar showing  the phases of the moon.  Once you understand her monthly cycle of  growth, fruition, and decline, you can use the moon’s phase in your own spiritual practice and spellwork.

THE GODDESS SPEAKS TO HER DAUGHTERS

THE GODDESS SPEAKS TO HER DAUGHTERS

Hear the words of the Goddess,
To all her daughters. Fear not, Child;
For I am with you as you turn toward womanhood,
The time of menarche, the time of blossoming.
You reflect the radiant beauty of the Maiden.
Dressed in pale colors or white
And with flowers in your hair;
With your sweet smile and dancing step,
You know that all of life is before you.
You are to be Celebrated.

Fear not, Young woman;
For I am with you as you blossom into your full sexuality,
Learning the joys of love and sex,
And the mysteries of childbirth.
You reflect the mature beauty of the Mother.
Dressed in bright colors,
And with your head held high;
You are experiencing the knowledge of life.
You are to be Honored.

Fear not, Elderly woman;
For I am with you as you turn to old age,
Into the WiseWoman.
Your blood stays inside your body and turns into Wisdom;
You are a help to others with guidance and healings.
You reflect the wisdom and magic of the Crone.
You have the serenity of a life well-lived,
And the knowledge that you will join your loved ones
In the Afterlife, before you are reborn.
You are to be Revered.

Come, my Daughters!
Dance with me,
For you also are Goddess.

Beth Johnson(Mystic Amazon)

Witch Works: Spells and Rituals for Every Season

Witch Works:  Spells and Rituals for Every Season
By: Banshee, White Moon School
It’s Samhain once again! The Wheel of the Year has come full circle. Be sure to take a few moments this Samhain and give thanks for all your many blessings. That being said, it almost goes without saying that Samhain is the best sabbat for divination. The veil between the worlds is at its thinnest, making communication with the other side easier. I feel that Samhain is also an excellent time to make the divination tools you will use for years, particularly, the scrying mirror.
Making a Scrying Mirror
The first step in this process is to select a frame that speaks to you. Preferably, the frame would be oval, but it does not have to be. The only requirement on the frame is that it must have real glass, not plastic.
You will also need black paint. Oil-based enamel will work the best for this project. I personally prefer the glossy paint, but matte is fine too. Disassemble the frame and physically clean the glass with soap and water. Do not use cleaning solution such as Windex, as this can cause the paint to break down over time. If you want to spiritually cleanse the pieces that would be fine as well. Paint the glass black on one side. Several coats will be needed. You will know you have used enough paint when no light passes through the glass.
If you purchase or make a plain frame and would like to decorate it with symbols, now would be the time to do that. Place the glass into the frame so that the painted side is to the back of the frame. This will make the darkness appear deeper. Assemble the rest of the frame. If the frame does not have a leg on it so that it can free stand, you will need to purchase a stand for the mirror.
The mirror is now finished! Perform a ritual to cleanse and consecrate the mirror. I do not suggest trying to make the mirror inside of a magick circle. The processes of painting the glass can be quite messy and long. Once the glass is painted though, all the other parts of creation, decoration, and assembly could be performed in a ritual.
It has been my experience that “tools” created on Samhain are more powerful than most. Recharge your mirror every Samhain and see what the other side of the veil reveals to you!
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Have a blessed and safe Samhain!
About the Author:  Banshee is a solitary practitioner from the Midwest.  She is currently a student at The White Moon School, studying to become a High Priestess. Banshee has been a practicing witch for 4 years and performs tarot readings and long distance energy work via the Internet.