‘THINK on THESE THINGS’ for March 25th

‘THINK on THESE THINGS’
By Joyce Sequichie Hifler

Don’t try to tell me what your enemy looks like. My enemy is lazy, a procrastinator that spends most of the time talking me out of success. My enemy says friends are fickle and true ones are most infrequent. Faith, I’m told, is not enough to carry me over barriers. And I’m not loved so much as others, but that’s all right because what good is love?

The day is dreary, my enemy says, and the flowers at my feet will soon wilt. I shouldn’t smile at anyone today because they won’t smile back at me.

This will be one of those days when everything goes wrong, my enemy tells me, and if I do anything right someone else will get the credit. I should watch the clock and realize how long the day is and how weary I am.

Don’t tell me about your enemy, I have one of my own. But the fact that I know my enemy makes all the difference. M enemy lies to me and wants to destroy me. So I’ll refuse to give my enemy power this day by giving a special measure of love to my friends and knowing that everything is exactly opposite of what my enemy tells me.

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Elder’s Meditation of the Day – March 25

Elder’s Meditation of the Day – March 25

“Come forward and join hands with us in this great work for the Creator.”

–Traditional Circle of Elders, NORTHERN CHEYENNE

The Elders have spent years learning to pray and communicate with the Great Spirit. Their job is to pass this knowledge to the younger people. The Elders have told us we are now in a great time of Healing. The Creator is guiding the younger people to help them figure this out. We must get involved and participate. We should pray and see what it is the Great Spirit wants us to do. We need to sacrifice our time and do what is our mission, to help the people and be of maximum use to the Creator. Every person is needed to accomplish this great Healing.

Creator, whisper what you want me to do.

March 25 – Daily Feast

March 25 – Daily Feast

A herd of Jersey cows feeding in the meadow is reason to think wealth. Their milk is rich and they give lots of it. But there alongside of them is a patch of coreopsis – golden flowers by the thousands. They come again every year and bloom profusely even when a stretch of dry weather persists. Wealth includes many different things to fill many different needs. The Cherokees call it, nu we hna vi, and to them the most important wealth is that which feeds the spirit – whether it is a field of coreopsis, a bank of oxeye daises or a clean, flowering creek for good fishing. The cows, the milk, the provision for what we need to live are all important, but the Creator was generous in the necessary things – and then he gave us lots of little extras. The extras may be flowers or moonlight when the whippoorwill calls, or music. But it fills a need almost too deep to explain.

~ I want to roam the prairies. There I am free and happy. ~

SANTANA

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

The Daily Motivator for March 25th – Keep pushing forward

Keep pushing forward

When you feel like quitting, you’re actually closer than ever to getting the work done. Keep going, keep moving, keep working and finish the task.

When it seems that you’ve run out of ideas, you’re actually opening yourself to new, more workable, more powerful ideas. Keep going, move on past the discouragement, and let those new ideas flow.

Sure, you can think of plenty of reasons to stop short of the goal. Yet there are even better reasons to push yourself forward so the goal is reached.

If the work has been difficult and challenging, that’s certainly no reason to stop. In fact, that means you’ve got a whole lot invested in what you’re doing, so keep going and reap the rewards of that investment.

You already made the choice to get started, so choose right now to reaffirm your commitment. Keep up the good and valuable work, and get the results you desire.

This is a great day to make real progress, so make the most of it. Keep going, keep pushing forward, and keep creating real, meaningful value in your world.

— Ralph Marston
Source:

The Daily Motivator

The Daily OM for March 25th – Violet-Flame Meditation

Violet-Flame Meditation
The Power of Transmutation

by Madisyn Taylor

Adding a violet flame meditation once in a while to your daily practice is a lovely way to feel a fresh sense of peace.

The violet flame is a powerful tool anyone can use in meditation. It helps release negative karma, raise your consciousness awareness, the frequency of your vibration, and accelerate your spiritual growth. Energy can’t be erased but it can be changed, transmuting negative into positive, darkness into light. This allows you to make the choices you feel negatively about become positive, while also changing your emotional experience. Physically, the violet flame releases emotions and energy pent up within that make you vulnerable to illness and disease.

The violet flame in meditation uses a combination of affirming thoughts and visualization. Once centered, begin by surrounding yourself with white-and-blue protective energy. You may even want to call on archangel Michael for his protection while you go into this powerful spiritual state. Then repeat thoughts such as “I am cleansed and purified by the violet flame. Picture a huge bonfire before you, its immensity making you feel small beside it, and marvel as the colors flicker between purple, violet, and bright pink. Sense its warmth while noticing that it will not burn you. Step into the flame, letting it surround you entirely while also filling the spaces in your body, your thoughts, even the cells and molecules within you. Once there, focus on the positive things you’d like to create in your life or your hopes for others. Visualize the violet flame in the midst of the scenes as they unfold in your mind. You may want to ask that the power of the flame be multiplied to assist those in need.

When you have finished your meditation, be sure to close with gratitude. The violet flame is a powerful tool that should be used consciously and with intent. Forgetting to close with thanks keeps you connected and may lead to the unintentional misuse of this energy. It is always a good idea when finished with any spiritual practice to give thanks as this creates closure. Saints and adepts throughout the ages have known how to use the violet flame, but it is available for all to use to raise our awareness and, eventually, that of all mankind.

 

Source:
The Daily OM

The Real Secret of Spell Casting

THE REAL SECRET OF SPELL CASTING

The power that makes a spell work is not to be found in some new recipe book. The real power that makes a spell work dwells within you, and surrounds you. The real secret of successful spellcasting, as with all magic, is your connection to divinity, within and without. Your thoughts, willpower, feelings, and physical exertions are actually all expressions or forms of this divine energy — just as
air, water, fire, and earth are all forms of divine energy. When you understand the true nature of the energy you work with, you can make real magic.

9 Steps to Casting Your Spell

1. cast a circle and connect with the divinity within
2. call upon the divinity from without
3. state the goal of your spell
4. visualize your goal
5. raise energy by chanting, dancing, or drumming
6. direct your energy to the spell’s goal
7. release the energy of your spell, ground any excess energy
8. offer libation and thanks and close your circle
9. act in accord and give back in thanks

Casting a spell? Don’t forget to:
– decide on your goal
– find guidance for your spell from an oracle or divation tool
– prepare your space by cleansing with salt water or herbs such as sage
– read Witchcraft Without Rules

5 Facts for Successful Spellcasting:

Passion fuels a successful spell; doubt can kill it.
Spells can be performed almost anywhere — though I don’t recommend attempting it while in the midst of rush-hour traffic! You do need to work without being disturbed when you cast a spell. So find a quiet and private place, preferably outdoors.
Once you’ve cast a spell, don’t talk about it — or even think about it — for 24 hours!
An old axiom says that spells should rhyme. A rhymed spell has rhythm and joyfulness in it, it’s easy to remember and repeat, and the repetition itself creates an altered, magical consciousness.
A spell is only used to control yourself, never another or Nature and remember, you should not do spellwork on someone else’s behalf without their permission.

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Contributed by Brightstar

Spell To Conjure Transformation Within Yourself

TO CONJURE TRANSFORMATION WITHIN YOURSELF

Moon phase: new, crescent or first quarter
Moon signs: Aries, Scorpio or Pisces
Day: Saturday
Planetary hour: Saturn
Deity: The Calliech
Colors: Purple and silver or gray
Totem Animals: Stag (east), Bull (south), Horse (west), Bear (north)
Tools: Hearthstone on altar
Cauldron
Cup that fits within cauldron
One Seashell necklace
One candle (your choice of color) for illumination
Tea: Valerian and cammomile, ½ teaspoon each in tea ball
Incense: Patchouli
Circle: Full ritual

Quarters summoned and stirred. Guardians to protect, Ancients to assist. Quarter opened west only. Acknowledge the others clockwise but do not open.

Conjuration:

Ancient ones draw nigh this night
Circle around, assist my sight
Guardians of the quarters
Round I go
East, South, West, North
Help the energy flow
Protectors of Witches, round one more
To seal this circle
I walk
I conjure
Tis done.

Quarters:

North, the earth, the wind, the rain
Assist me now, upon earth plane

East, the sun, the wisdom, the sight
Assist me now, this sacred night

South, the power, the passion, the gift
Assist me know in the energy shift

West I open, the gates swing wide
I see the answers that lie inside.

Invocation:

Oh mighty Calliech, Queen of the Underworld.
I _______, seek transformation of self.
I feel that I am prepared to make this transition in my life
I am ready to assume the responsibility of the chosen.

Meditate for as long as necessary again. The Calliech will appear in the circle or in your mind and give you the advice you need on your spiritual journey.

Working:

Trace a banishing pentagram over the cauldron in which the cup of tea is placed. Place your hands over the cauldron and say:

I am the tool
You are the fire
Fill this cup
With all I desire

Drink the contents of the cup, imagining the desired change flowing through your body. Draw energy from the West, imagining the Calliech is sending it to you.

Chant:

Center and circumfrence
Throughout and about
Transcendence
Transformation
Change
Everywhere and nowhere
Within and without
The void
Immanence
Beyond time
The turning wheel
Red, white and black
The cauldron
Changes me.

Ground and center.

Closure:

Thank the Calliech. Close the West. Thank the remaining quarters. Pull up the circle.

Rich Witch Spell

Rich Witch Spell

This spell should be cast on the evening of a new moon.

Find a flat surface or use your altar. Light a green candle and place a bowl and a spoon on the surface before you. Mix a teaspoon of nutmeg and a teaspoon of cinnamon in the bowl. As you mix the ingredients, think of an amount of money you would like to see in your bank account. (Don’t go overboard though, or you will scatter the spell’s energy.)

Continue to focus on that amount of money as you take three coins of low denomination and toss them repeatedly until you get one tail and two heads.

Place the coins and the powder together in an old wallet or purse and shake it up as you chant:

ATTRACTION POWDER LET IT BE
SEND ME ALL THE LUCK I NEED

Place the purse in the same place as you keep all your financial documents.

Success and Prosperity Spell

SUCCESS AND PROSPERITY

Ingredients:

* a small green or brown talisman bag
* three silver coins
* cinnamon and cedar chips
* a small dish
* your wand
* a pentacle
* cauldron
* ritual knife

Procedure:

This spell is best done during the waxing moon or on the Full Moon. Set your cauldron on the pentacle.  Place a small dish inside the cauldron with a small amount of cinnamon and cedar chips on it.  Beside your cauldron, lay your wand.

Tap each coin with the wand as you chant:

Glistering silver, coin of the Moon,
Shiny and round, bring me a boon.
Draw to my hands many more of your kind.
Multiply, grow, like the image in my mind.

Place the coins in the cauldron with the herbs.  Stir the air clockwise seven times over the cauldron and chant:

Earth elementals, cunning and bright,
With me share treasures here on this night.
Share with me riches of silver and gold.
Success, prosperity, all I can hold.

Put the coins and the herbs in the talisman bag and lay it overnight in the moonlight.  Either carry the talisman bag with you or keep it near your bed where you will see it every night.

THE MAGIC MONEY JAR SPELL

THE MAGIC MONEY JAR SPELL

When March winds blow, and skies are bleak
And your checking account looks like welfare week
Go to your kitchen with a dash
Find a jar to bring some cash.

Get a tea bag, mint for sure
Brew a cup, you need no more.
In your little witches pot,
Add vervain, not a lot.

In goes dragons’ blood and cinquefoil
Bring it all to a rolling boil.
Mix ingredients, stir it thrice
Cut the heat, throw in some ice.

On paper virgin, write your need
Be specific, ignore the greed.
Put the paper in the jar
To bring in riches from afar.

Call the Fates, yes all three
Ask them for prosperity
Here’s the chant, it’s easy now
Take your time to give it pow.

Three great ladies crossed the land
Each held prosperity in their hand
The first said, “She needs some.”
The second said, “She has some.”
The third said, “There is more to come.”
“We turn three times, the way of the Sun.”

Raise your energy, clap three times
Then seal the brew with a magical sign.
When it cools, pour in the jar
Close it tight, mark with a star.
A minor magic, I call this
To bring you monetary bliss
For extra punch, choose a planetary hour
Full Moon’s good, for extra power.

When money comes, thank the Gods
Pour the content on the sod
Return in like the gifts you got
And remember all the blessings brought.