‘THINK on THESE THINGS’ for March 26th

By Joyce Sequichie Hifler

Life offers us a great deal of stormy weather. In the beginning we are quite strong about it, taking things in stride and moving confidently along. The things that test us seem to give us extra strength we didn’t know belonged to us. And quite suddenly there is an awareness that enough is enough. But life doesn’t know it, and the storm goes on and so do we.

Even though we are quite willing to give as long as we have to give, there seems to be no more stretch to the strength, either spiritually, mentally, or physically. We question how much longer, how many more times we shall be able to reach into our bag of reserves to borrow another ounce of strength.

Of course, the first thing we must do is take our minds off the thing as we do not want it, and begin to think steadily about how we do want it. It allows our creative minds to find the answers. It may mean we will have to wait a while in the dark, but when the light comes, it is radiant.

There are many things that stay our feet along the way, but faith that this too will pass can make that way serene.


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Elder’s Meditation of the Day – March 26

Elder’s Meditation of the Day – March 26

“In our modern world today, we may seem like drowning men because of the loss of much of our spiritual tradition.”

–Thomas Yellowtail, CROW

Our spiritual tradition shows us the way to live in harmony, balance and respect. The tradition taught us how to behave and how to conduct ourselves. The spiritual way taught us to pray and to purify ourselves. Handed down from generation to generation were the teachings about a way of life. Our relationship to Mother Earth and to each other was very clear. The Modern World does not relate to spirituality but to materialism. If we do not allow spirituality to guide our lives, we will be lost, unhappy and without direction. We are spiritual beings trying to be human, not human beings trying to be spiritual. It is said, Know thyself.

Grandfather, lead me to spirituality.

March 26 – Daily Feast

March 26 – Daily Feast

To be convinced that we are not alone in whatever place or situation we find ourselves is to have wisdom – exceptional wisdom. But when that wisdom is there and nothing can shake it, a need to share is strong. Everybody doesn’t have the gift because everyone doesn’t want it. Some can’t even believe that anyone else has it. So, we should never try to convince them. If we are convinced, then, that is sufficient evidence, and other things will add to it as we go along. The Great Spirit speaks to us in sweet languages, so unique we cannot miss the import of what is said. To receive such a gift can change a situation from deep fear to one of total contentment and love.

~ I heard the mockingbird singing in the moonlight. I knew that moment that I would get well. ~


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

The Daily Motivator for March 26th – Big break

Big break

Stop looking, wishing and hoping for some other person or outside event to give you a break. Go ahead and give yourself a big break.

The perfect opportunity is not the one that exists only in your fantasies. The perfect opportunity is the one you have right now.

You have the opportunity, on this day, in this place, to do good and valuable things that will move your life forward. You can have the big break you desire by working to make it happen.

If you wait for conditions to be perfect before taking action, all you’ll ever do is wait. Go ahead, with things just as they are, and do all you can.

Accept the fact that it is indeed difficult to move your life and your world forward. When you stop fighting against the difficulties, and simply work your way through, they are not nearly so difficult.

This is the time you have, and this is the time to act. Give yourself a great big positive break today, and feel the joy as your most treasured dreams begin to come to life.

— Ralph Marston



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Daily OM for March 26th – As Good as Your Word

As Good as Your Word

by Madisyn Taylor

We forget how powerful our words are and when make promises it is up to us to make sure we keep our words sacred.

Ever since human beings could speak to one another, they have been making promises and keeping them or not keeping them. Those who keep their promises are regarded as people of integrity, while those who don’t keep their promises are regarded as people who at best can’t be taken seriously and at worst can’t be trusted. Sometimes we forget how powerful our words are, and we use them haphazardly or unconsciously, creating expectations that are never fulfilled, leaving disappointment and distrust in our wake.

On an even deeper level, there are promises we may have made to ourselves that we don’t remember because they have slipped into our unconscious. An early heartache may have been followed by a promise never to trust love again. Without realizing it, we may be fulfilling that promise and wondering why our love life looks so grim. At an even deeper level, many people who recall past lives become aware that they made a promise lifetimes ago that they are still keeping. For example, a vow of poverty taken in a lifetime as a monk may be holding someone back from fulfilling his earning potential now. Upon realizing that we have made a promise we no longer wish to be beholden to, we can perform a ritual of requesting release from that bond. In doing so, we clear ourselves of outmoded connections and patterns, returning ourselves to a clean slate. Then we can resolve to remember that our word is sacred and to be very conscious of any promises we make to ourselves or to others.

We may ask to be released from any promises made to ourselves or others in our present, past, or future lives, consciously or unconsciously, that are holding us back from fulfilling our greatest good. We may ask that love, light, and healing be sent to any souls who have suffered from our inability to be true to our word, including ourselves. We can ask for the wisdom to do our best and from this point forward to be true to our word, promising only what we truly intend to deliver. The resulting clear conscience and liberated energy will illustrate this truth: We are only as good as our word.


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Specific Methods of Psychic Protection

Specific Methods of Psychic Protection


1) Heal the aura. The best thing to do this is to go to a reliable healer who should be able to do the job easily.

2) Clear the atmosphere. Use pomegranate leaves or a small brush to sprinkle consecrated salt water all over the house or that particular room. The consecration can be simply done by saying a prayer or repeating an invocation while the salt water is being prepared. This is done by sprinkling a spoonful of salt into a bowl of water. While doing this and while sprinkling the ‘holy’ water onto the walls of the house, repeat your prayer or invocation.

3) Break contact with troubling forces. Move to a new environment with a new set of clothes and with as little belongings as possible. If moving house is not possible, change your room. If you cannot change your room, change the direction of the bed. In moving to a new abode, it is better if one can cross running water (river or sea), as this will help by throwing off the scent of the attacker, but a spirit can still follow you. After arriving at the new place, bathe in salt water while chanting an invocation or prayer at the same time. Do it like a ritual. After this, strengthen your aura once again.

4) Disposal of belongings. Personal belongings such as clothes, shirts, jacket and raincoats etc should be sunned in the open for 3 days before giving them away. Similarly, furniture, chairs and mattresses should also be sunned for 3 days before they are disposed off. Of course hairs, nail clippings, handkerchiefs and menstrual pads should be burnt. Similarly, night soil, urine, sperms and blood material should be meticulously dealt with, because they are all magnetized objects.

5) Ancillary measures. Small quantities of consecrated salt water or nitric acid in small saucers should be left all over the room or house. These are changed every few days. Whole cloves of onions and garlic may also be left in the room for human and non-human visitors. They should also be burnt after some time.

6) Magic Circle. Before one sleeps, imagine a Ring of Fire around the bed in a clockwise fashion (deosil). Do the same to your companion’s bed. Then white light both beds at once.

7) Pentagram. This is performed as according to the diagram. Start with the right hand down across at the level of the left hip. The next step is to move the hand upward to the center above the head with the 1st and 2nd fingers pointing to the heavens. Then move the hand down again to the right hip. Then swing your hand across to the level of the left shoulder with the fingers pointing to the left. Then, cut across with the hand ending at the right shoulder with the fingers pointing away from the body. Lastly, swing the hand across and down to the left hip again. This pentagram will banish all thought forms, elementals, nature spirits and ghosts. As with white lighting, the pentagram can be use to protect our cars, houses, pets and loved ones

8) Green pyramid. This is another form of visualization that can protect us from offending intruders. Either lie or sit down and go into silence, i.e. withdrawing from all external thoughts. Then visualize that you are encased in a green pyramid, whose base is beneath your floor, and the apex is above your head. Make sure that the sides of the pyramid are firmly attached to the base, and tightly converged at the apex. If you need to move, attach wheels to the pyramid, and if you want to look out, create a window. Then open your eyes to survey your surroundings. Finally, you may either go into meditation or sleep, and you can rest assured that the pyramid remains intact. Similarly, you can encase your car, house, and loved ones with a pyramid. This pyramid will prevent any intrusion from all sorts of predators.

9) Protecting the solar plexus. There are 3 methods you can protect your 3rd chakra. Firstly, close all your chakras, except the 7th. Then put a sheet of glass around your solar plexus, when you are interviewing someone, who is sapping your energy. You can still talk, but you will not be sapped. Secondly, you can create a brick wall around you. In this instance nobody can communicate with you. Lastly, like in the cowboy films, press your elbows to your sides and put your both hands in front your solar plexus with both thumbs hitch onto your belt or top of your trousers. In these instances, the person in front of you will not be able to absorb your energy.

10) Gazing. When you are facing a potential attacker, do not gaze into his eyes. Look at his 3rd eye, i.e. the middle of his forehead between his two eyes. When you just concentrate on his 3rd eye he has no power over you.

11) Occult Police. Imagine a black Calvary cross on a circle of scarlet background at your 3rd eye. A Calvary cross is one, which the vertical line is longer than the horizontal line. Then call for help. Either your own guide (guardian angel) or the roaming spiritual ‘police’ will come to your aid.

12) Mirrors. If you are worried that your house will be attacked put small mirrors at every window facing outwards. If you know that a colleague in your office is sending you negative or hate energy, put a small mirror facing him on your desk. The hate energy will revert back to the sender.

Not all the ancillary methods will work for you. However choose one, and try it out. If you fail, try another. If you find one that works with you and you are comfortable with it, stick to that one. However, the most powerful ones are the general measures, through which most attackers cannot penetrate, unless the offender is a very experienced occultist.


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Psychic Self Defense

Psychic Self Defense


There are many subtle bodies that surround our physical; some being the mental body, emotional body, spiritual body, and auric body, also known as the etheric body. It’s the etheric body that is the first line of defense against external negative energy. It is akin to an energetic armor or covering that all exterior energies need to penetrate before they reach our intrinsic body. And when we are feeling imbalanced, tired, overwhelmed or traumatized, this outer auric body can become compromised and external energies may pervade. There are many different ways of setting up protection when one feels threatened or maybe just energetically weak and essential oils can provide a supportive encasement for the auric body when used in conjunction with intention.

One technique to use in crowds or busy places, is an energetic shield. Imagine you are encasing yourself in an egg-like shell of impenetrable light. Before heading out in a crowd, visualize a clear membrane of light around you and into this shell you can spritz the essences of either lavender, geranium, melissa, orange, pamarosa rose, or tea tree. The oils will act like a barrier of energy to repel any negativity that those in the crowd might brush off on you.

But more to the point, it is important to keep your etheric body free of energy leeches. There are lower dimensional beings, some of which because of their addictions while in body on earth, have become lost and unable to pass over in death. Often these lower dimensional beings will astrally hang out at bars or mass gatherings where drugs and alcohol are being used and will try to attach on to a weakened aura in order to suck energy. The more drunk/stoned we might become, the less fortified our auras are, the easier for these disincarnate beings to attach onto us and begin pulling energy away from us. This is where psychic self-defense comes in – you need to be conscious that there are beings that can attach in and suck our energies. Then set an intent to disallow them access. Before going out to a bar or a gathering where there will be drinking and/or drug use, spritz an essential oil combination around yourself and clearly state that you wish to be defended against any evil or unwanted influences that seek to enter your energy field without permission. See the mist of essential oil spray become a shield around you that is impenetrable to disincarnate souls and feel deep inside that your etheric body is strong and full of integrity. Then you are ready to step out! Some of the essential oils that are helpful for this kind of protection are frankincense, cedarwood, myrrh, galbanum, elemi, jasmine, sandalwood, vetiver, mugwort, helichrysum and sage.

You may already sense you have unwittingly allowed psychic hitchhikers or psychic leeches (or vampires) to attach into your etheric body, in which case you might already be feeling the effects of the energy drain. You might feel tired, lethargic or in a perpetual state of being hung over and “not yourself”. Often we aren’t even aware that we have holes in the aura or that we are open to leaching energy. One quick technique is to scan your etheric body and sense if it feels whole and full of integrity. We all see or sense our auric bodies differently – maybe it can look like a veil of a cloth that surrounds you, or it can be a suit of armor, or a mist or transparent bubble. There is no right or wrong way of visualizing your own energy field’s defenses. It’s whatever works for you! So, tune in, maybe during your meditation time, and see if you can visualize what your etheric body looks like when it’s in its whole integrity, then check to see if there are any holes or cords/straws attaching in. When we state the intent to see any attachments that have penetrated the integrity of our energetic body, all psychic hitchhikers are bound and sworn to have to present themselves to us. From what I understand there is a Universal Law that says any lower dimensional attached Being has to make its presence known if the person (still alive on earth) commands it. Then, once you see what’s sucking on your energy, you demand that the lower frequencied Being release its hold on you, return to its place of being and no longer bothers you. Essential oils that are really great at getting rid of unwanted psychic bugs and low-lifes are cedarwood, sage, geranium, rosemary, rose, tea tree, eucalyptus, camphor and frankincense. These oils can be burned in an aroma lamp or sprayed in a circle around you as you sit in meditation. This particular clearing off of psychic riff-raff can also be done effectively in the bath, where the essential oils are mixed in sea salts to cleanse away the negative entities.

When using psychic self-defense, it’s good to remember not to use it because of fear. We choose to defend because we love integrity and wholeness, not because we fear we are anything less than perfect. If we hold the idea that we are conscious Beings of Light, we really don’t need to defend ourselves. The truth of our Light usually is enough to keep away dark energies. But as I said, sometimes because of trauma, be it emotional or physical, to our bodies, the strength of the etheric body becomes compromised and a little conscious psychic self-defense is handy. Keep your auric field strong and healthy and you’ll be fine


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Psychic Sight Mojo Bag

Psychic Sight Mojo Bag

A spell to open the third eye.
Fill a small purple bag (or a piece of cloth that you can wrap herbs in and tie up) with as many of the following herbs as you can:
–mugwort acacia honeysuckle peppermint rosemary thyme yarrow –cloves dandelion lilac lavender Calendula – (marigold)

Gather the edges of the cloth and tie a string around it if you are using a cloth, or if you used a small purple bag, tie it shut. (Drawstring bags work best.)
Using a dark violet marker, draw an eye on the front of the bag.
Rub the bag on the third eye Chakra (forehead) whenever performing divination or needing psychic sight, and sleep with it under your pillow every night.

Psychic Herb Jar

Psychic Herb Jar

A herb jar to enhance powers physically and mentally

Fill with the following:

Cinnamon- For dream magick
Nutmeg- For good luck
Allspice- For healing
Ginger- For lunar magick
Basil- For protection
Fennel seeds- For spiritual healing
Garlic- For spiritual purification
Marjoram- For protection
Sage- For spiritual purification
Cloves- For protection
Mustard seeds- For protection


Psychic Vision Spell

Psychic Vision Spell


Pour boiling water over eyebright to create an infusion.
Allow it to cool, then strain, reserving the liquid.
Soak cotton pads into the eyebright infusion.
Place one over each eye to enhance clairvoyant ability and second-sight.
Be patient, this spell will likely take more than one application before one sees results.

Psychic Oil

Psychic Oil


Add the following to one ounce of Sweet Almond Oil:

Five drops of Frankincense
Five drops of Myrrh
Three drops of Petitgrain
Two drops of Tuberose
Five drops of Mugwort flower remedy
Tiny Moonstone

Store in a dark glass bottle.

Massage a few drops into the soles of your feet.
Rub one drop over your third eye to enhance psychic power.

Traditional Witchcraft

Traditional Witchcraft


Witchcraft is often referred to as “The Old Religion” and “Craft of the Wise.” Witchcraft has been present since the beginning of humanity in many forms. It was never a defined, organized religion, particularly not a universal one, but it was everywhere, as it is now. Those who practice Witchcraft are called Witches, no matter what their sex. A very common misconception is that a warlock is a male Witch. This could not be further from the truth. Warlock means “Oath breaker” and can be applied to either sex. Basically it is someone who betrays the trust of a coven. Witches are not evil-doers, rather, they are the most moral, most aware and sensitive people you will ever come across. They realize that every action has a reaction in every reality. Witches abide by a code of “Harm none, do as thou will.” This rule can be interpreted in many ways, but in short, it means do as you wish, and be sure not intentionally harm any innocent.

Witches tend to be pantheists, that is they recognize the divine in all things. Most Witches in some fashion worship the Goddess and her consort, the Horned God. The Horned God is a deity of fertility and festivity, often represented by a man with deer antlers or a satyr-like being, as artefacts of Pan and Cernunnos depict. One can easily see now where the Christian concept of the devil originated. It is always wise to remember that the gods of the old religions become the devils of the new in many western cultures. So never have Witches worshipped “the devil” as Christianity portrays. We actually find the idea of personifying evil rather stupid, for if you give something a name, you give it power. Witches, likewise, don’t believe in Hell. We cannot believe in an “all-loving” god that would send its own children to damnation, simply because they did not worship him in a certain form. Instead, Witches believe in a transient-like afterlife, sometimes called the Summer-lands, as well as reincarnation. Most Witches practice magick or spell-craft, following along the lines of “harm none.” Magick cannot be defined as “black” or “white,” because of the complexity of the results. For more about magick, go to Magick, Symbols and Spell-craft.

                                       What is the Modern Tradition of Witchcraft?

Usually people’s first reaction to ModTrad is “Isn’t that an oxymoron?.. How can something be modern and traditional?” Well, the key to it is that we examine the traditions and folklore of the past, and decipher a way to interpret them in a contemporary format that relates better to humanity’s needs today. Modtrad incorporates a system of careful research, reflection and ingenuity. Although most of us fantasize about living out in the middle of nowhere, being self-sufficient, close to the earth, the reality is that most of us lead urban-based lives. When one examines the eight sabats on the wheel of year, one discovers that they are planting/harvest/farming based. How does this relate to us now, living in the concrete jungle, lacking fields and livestock? How do we keep the meaning and intention in something that seems outdated? How does this reflect through all the aspects of the Craft, such as spell craft and our view of the Goddess? This is the challenge of Modern Traditional Witchcraft.


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The Craft Today

The Craft Today


As the world moved into the 60s and 70s, two things started happening to Wicca. The first is that it began spreading beyond the borders of England. This is not to say that American Witches did not exist before the 70s, but the Wiccan movement did start in England and it wasn’t until later that a Witchcraft boom started in America. The second thing that happened is that people started becoming Wiccan without joining covens. They became Solitaries, people who practiced alone.

The Solitary movement began out of necessity. People read the books of Murray, Gardner and others such as Alexander and Crowley and wanted to become Wiccan but were unable to find other around them who felt the same. Realizing that what mattered was their beliefs, these people adopted the Wiccan religion anyway, waiting until a coven became available to them.

After these people started practicing alone, people realized that one shouldn’t feel obligated to practice in a coven. Some people preferred to practice alone and began to do so even when a coven was available to them. This is when the Solitary movement really started, when people began forming their own personal versions of Wiccan spirituality.

An explosion of knowledge occurred after the beginning of the Solitary movement and books about Solitary Wicca hit presses everywhere. Many authors such as Silver RavenWolf, Laurie Cabot, The Campienellis and especially Scott Cunningham and his Wicca… A Guide for the Solitary Practioner, are considered teachers or mentors by people who have never even met them.

The Solitary movement changed the way that Wicca was practiced. If you compare my generation of Witches to the generation before me, you will find that Wiccans my age are far less likely to be involved with a coven, they focus less on the fertility aspect of the religion and more on ecology and they are more theological and less ritual-oriented. It has become a more welcoming, intellectual, morality-based religion and a less exclusive, physical religion. There are many different kinds of Wiccans as a result of these changes, there are still traditionalist Gardnerians and Alexandrians (who, from time to time, tell a Solitary or two that they’re not “real witches”), Dianic Wiccans (who often do not acknowledge the existence of the god and are very feminist-oriented), Wiccans who heavily incorporate Native American beliefs into their spirituality, Celtic Wiccans, “Ecclectic” Solitaries (Solitaries are often called this because we each design our own faith, drawing on many others for ideas), and even Christian Witches–people who believe in Jesus Christ’s divinity but who also revere nature and practice magic. We are very diverse, but we also enjoy a very warm fellowship.


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Notes for Initiates into The Craft

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Notes for Initiates into The Craft

O Thou who hast declared intent to become one of us, hear then that
which thou must know to do: Single is the race, single of men and of
Gods, from a single source we both draw breath, but a difference  of
power in everything keeps us apart, for we are as nothing but the
Gods stay forever. Yet we can, in greatness of minds, be like the
Gods. Though we know not to what goal by day or in the night, Fate
has  written that we shall run beyond all seas, and earth’s last

 Beyond the Spring of night and the Heaven’s vast
expanse there lies  a majesty which is the domain of the Gods. Those
who would pass through the Gates of Night and Day to that sweet
place, which is between the  world of men and the domains of the
Lords of the Outer Spaces, know  that unless there is truth in thy
heart, thy every effort is doomed to  failure. 


That thou lovest all things in nature. That thou walkest humbly in
the ways of men and the ways of the Gods. Also it is the law that
contentment thou shalt learn, through  suffering, and from long
years, and from nobility of mind and of  purpose. 


Their minds are nourished by living in the daylight of the
Gods and if among the vulgar some  discoveries should arise
concerning some maxims of thy belief in the  Gods so do thou, for
the most part, keep silent. For there is a great  risk of those who
straightaway vomit up that which they hast not  digested. And when
someone shall say to thee, thou knowest naught and it bites thee
naught, then knowest thou that thou hast begun the  work. And as
sheep do not bring their food to the shepherd to show how  much they
have eaten but digesting inwardly their provender do bear  outwardly
wool and milk, even so, do not display the maxims to the vulgar, but
rather the works that flow when they are digested.


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A Little Humor for Your Day – ‘Things to do When Your Internet is Down’

Things To Do When Your Internet Is Down


1. Dial 911 immediately.

2. Open the curtains to see if anything has changed over the past 2 years.

3. You mean there’s something else to do?

4. Threaten your internet provider with an impeachment vote.

5. Work.

6. Re-introduce yourself to your immediate family.

7. Get that kidney transplant you’ve been putting off


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Astronomy Picture of the Day – M78 and Reflecting Dust Clouds

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.

 M78 and Reflecting Dust Clouds
Image Credit & Copyright: Ian Sharp

Explanation: An eerie blue glow and ominous columns of dark dust highlight M78 and other bright reflection nebula in the constellation of Orion. The dark filamentary dust not only absorbs light, but also reflects the light of several bright blue stars that formed recently in the nebula. Of the two reflection nebulas pictured above, the more famous nebula is M78, in the image center, while NGC 2071 can be seen to its lower left. The same type of scattering that colors the daytime sky further enhances the blue color. M78 is about five light-years across and visible through a small telescope. M78 appears above only as it was 1600 years ago, however, because that is how long it takes light to go from there to here. M78 belongs to the larger Orion Molecular Cloud Complex that contains the Great Nebula in Orion and the Horsehead Nebula.


Daily Feng Shui News for Mar. 26th – ‘Legal Assistant’s Day’

I’m going to take some liberties today and change ‘Legal Assistant’s Day’ to something that will bring you legal assistance. If legal issues are also causing you to incur financial losses, you will want to place an image or a small statue of Xiu Fo Buddha, as Feng Shui says that this will protect you from legal negativity, lying and backstabbing. If you want justice to prevail, put Xiu Fo Buddha on the case so that you can now win yours.

By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com