‘THINK on THESE THINGS’ for May 18th

‘THINK on THESE THINGS’
By Joyce Sequichie Hifler

Bad feelings are burdens. When we get to the point of believing the whole world is sour because we don’t understand it, we have a lot of self-searching to do. Maybe we helped it to lose its sweetness. Maybe we’re the bad apple that soured the whole lot.

Our first thought should be to make amends. Sometimes we can’t, and when such is the case we need to get out of the way and let time and nature take its course.

Life is too beautiful to go on being a bitter pill that insists that everyone swallow it. As in the words of Caleb C. Colton, an English clergyman around the turn of the century, “The man who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own dispositions, will waste his life in fruitless efforts, and multiply the grief which he proposes to remove.”

We need to unburden ourselves by forgetting our problems and doing something that will put a smile on someone else’s face.

The quickest way to solve the problem of hurt feelings is to inquire if this situation is important to the whole of existence. Does this particular thing mean more than any of the other things of life? It is amazing how quickly trials fade into nothingness when faced with this question. It places before us the need to decide here and now the meaning of our whole existence.

There are not many things in our lives that we can truthfully say mean everything to us. The small things are important and very dear, but the really significant things we count on one hand – life, our loved ones, our good desires, our faith, and our nation.

One of the most magnified situations in this day is taking life too seriously. In the stress of too much mental confusion we seem unable to laugh off so many little irritations. We let personality rule us into making each little problem the source of great anxiety and dramatically lay hold of it until it chokes us.

The worthwhile side of this life is too important to let ourselves become involved with things that mean little to us. Too much of the trouble in the world is caused from ego-building importance that would never be missed in anyone’s existence.

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Elder’s Meditation of the Day May 18

Elder’s Meditation of the Day May 18

“…Grandmother the Earth. That power is here all the time. It is continuous, and nobody controls it.”

–Wallace Black Elk, LAKOTA

There are certain powers that the human being has no choice but to obey. We cannot negotiate or barter with this power. Our choice is either to conform or to live out of harmony. Whatever our choice, it will be the end result in our lives that we notice. So it is with the powers of the Earth which produce life. The Earth has the life force power. If anyone plants a seed, the seed will grow. The Earth treats everyone equally. The human cannot interfere, only obey. We should all show great respect for the Earth and Her powers.

Great Spirit, today, let me honor and respect the power of the Grandmother, the Earth.

May 18 – Daily Feast

May 18 – Daily Feast

Have we lost control of who we are? Have we allowed ourselves to get in a position of little or no control – believing that we must forfeit bits and pieces of who we are to get along? The one weapon against us that has the total respect of the world is the business of weight loss. Never have so many fought so long to lose so little. Think of the dollar value put on a pound of flesh – the hype, the remorseful tears, the acceptance that we cannot control our eating. Though overindulging in anything is dis-ease, it is not disease. It is the silent enemy, the spirit of destruction that the Cherokee calls, u so nv I, which is not good but downright evil. It is the enemy with no power except subliminal suggestion. But enter the Great Holy Spirit, and its great roar is but a pip-squeak. We have to care, but we also need to know the truth to be free.

~ When the Great Father sent out men to our people, I was poor and thin,; now I am large and stout and fat. It is because so many liars have been sent…..and I have been stuffed full of their lies. ~

RED DOG, 1870

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

The Daily Motivator for May 18th – Your own beautiful vision

Your own beautiful vision

No one is going to hand you a map that precisely directs you to the exact life you desire. Much of the joy of fulfillment comes from finding your own way there.

Others can be of great help to you. Yet you must take full responsibility for making the journey.

You have what it takes to fashion and lead a life of unique fulfillment. Look deep within yourself, honestly, sincerely, and you will see.

Don’t get trapped and frustrated by trying to live someone else’s dream. Have the courage and the commitment to let your life express who you truly are.

It is perfectly okay to love life in your own unique way. In fact, it is your responsibility to do so.

Let go of the worries, fears, false expectations and distractions. Allow yourself to see your own beautiful vision, and follow it joyfully forward.

— Ralph Marston
Source:
The Daily Motivator

The Daily OM For May 18th – Finding Our Own Paths

Finding Our Own Paths
Entering Awareness

Entering into our own spirituality is a private journey. Each of us will be drawn to a different gateway to begin on our personal path to awakening to a greater experience of ourselves. Even though we may be taught certain philosophies or beliefs as children, we still need to find our own way of understanding and applying them in our lives. For those who are raised without a spiritual framework, they may not even know their process as a form of spirituality. But at some stage in their lives, whether in youth or adulthood, they are likely to recognize the resonance of their beliefs, the ring of truth in their philosophy, and their dedication to their chosen purpose.

Our inner guidance will lead us, so that we will be drawn to the right doorway for us–a doorway that only we can recognize by the way it makes us feel inside. It could be a picture of an angel or the gift of a crystal. We may meet someone special who shares their experiences with us in a way that we find intriguing. While visiting the home of an admired friend, we may notice a book or statue of a diety, and ask why they chose those tools. Or a word or phrase may catch our attention in a song, or a lecture. For some they may find their way by walking through the experience of illness before they begin the search for what will help them to truly heal, while others may seek physical improvement and stumble across yoga or meditation–only to find that it leads them to an unexpected place beyond the body.

As we awaken to ourselves and to life, we will become more attuned to what is right for us. The universe speaks to all of us through infinite channels, but we each have our own frequency. Others may share what worked for them, but only we can decide what truly makes us feel inspired, awakened, connected, fully conscious, aware and alive. Whatever our path, it is perfect and is meant especially for us.

 

Source:
The Daily OM

Psychic Sight Spell

PSYCHIC SIGHT SPELL

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.

Spell To Strengthen Your Psychic Shield

SPELL TO STRENGTHEN YOUR PSYCHIC SHIELD

 

The night before the Full Moon, find a place where your altar will not be disturbed for 24 hours. Put the cauldron in the center with a red candle on the right side, black candle of the left side, and white candle in the back; but do not light them yet.

Sprinkle a mixture of equal parts of elder blossoms, marjoram, mint and rue in an unbroken circle around the cauldron. Into a tiny vial, measure equal drops of clove, frankincense, jasmine, and lavender. Set the sealed bottle in the cauldron and leave until the night of the Full Moon.

On Full Moon night, take a cleansing bathe and robe yourself in white. Carry a good protective or purification incense through every room in the house. Make certain that the smoke drifts into closets. Return to the altar and light the candles. Take up the dagger or sword. Face the East and raise the sword in salute. To salute in this manner, simply hold the sword point upward in front of you. Say:

By the power of the rising sun, all evil in my life is done.

Turn to the South, salute, say:

By the power of darkening night, my shield is strong, my armor tight.

Turn to the North, salute, say:

By Full Moon in blackening sky, I am not alone. My help is nigh.
The Goddess’s hands around me stay, To keep me safe by night and day.
Be gone, foul spirits, unbidden here. I send you back, I do not fear.
For I have won. I am set free. You have no further power over me.

Face the altar and take up the vial of oil. Put a drop of oil on your finger and anoint your forehead, heart, solar plexus, wrists and ankles. As you do this, visualize a shining blue suit of armor slowly descending over your body until you are entirely protected. Cap the bottle and store in a safe place.
Thank the Powers for their help and extinguish the candles. Apply the oil and repeat the chants whenever you feel the armor is slipping.

Music of the Soul

Music of the Soul

 

Another psychic creative ability in addition to automatic writing is the ability to get aural communications of music. It’s possible that you have a musical talent, even if you haven’t yet tapped into it. Perhaps you have always had a special interest in music, and you may even play or sing. Some of you may do it naturally, even if you don’t have formal music education. It’s also possible that at some time in the past, you wanted to learn how to play a musical instrument or to sing, but you got very frustrated with a particular aspect of the learning process and simply quit. If such is the case, remember that it’s not too late to incorporate music into your life in some way that will be right for you.

Natural psychic creative talent is sometimes more of a curse than a gift. There is no way to teach that which you know intuitively. When you try to work with someone who teaches in a different way, the results are usually very discouraging for both pupil and mentor. Just because you can’t learn the same way as others does not mean that you aren’t creative in music. Natural ability cannot be taught; it is something that you are born with. It is a part of your mental makeup, just as your other talents and intuitive gifts.

If you are already a musician, you can greatly benefit through automatic performance. Every single sound and note has the potential to allow Universal Energy to flow through it. It is the energy that provides natural intuitive performance. When the essence of the soul is allowed to flow through the energy, then the music comes from the Universe, and the performer is only the mechanism through which it is played. Your greatest responsibility is to keep the instrument of yourself in tune and to be prepared to amplify the music that is played through you.

Automatic Performance

This technique can apply not only to the performance of music but to anything that is creative. Before each performance, ask your internal and external guidance systems for you to be allowed to represent the Universe and perform at the best level that is possible. Always take a deep breath, exhale, and for a moment let yourself focus on your third eye and your guidance systems. Feel yourself becoming more and more in balance with the Universal Mind. Ask your Belief that you will be open to the sounds of the Universe to be played through you and that you become an amplifier for its beautiful music.

Suggest to yourself that you will let your unconscious mind open so that the musical images will flow out to be heard by those who are ready to hear the music. Let your mind, body, and soul become in tune with the universal peace and love that flows through the music. As you feel the energy begin to flow through and around your body, prepare to let yourself become totally absorbed in the music. Suggest to yourself that you are on automatic pilot, and what is coming through you is the pure music of the Universe. Now let yourself become immersed in your musical performance trance.

Spontaneous Creativity

Bob and Robin Orfant, musicians and composers, created three albums of music on the art of Maxfield Parrish. Neither one of them knew how to read music, except for guitar chords. To write the music, they took their instruments and a recorder and went to the deceased artist’s old studio, where they became one with the remaining energy of his work. The music started to flow automatically, and with the recorder capturing the moment, the material for their albums was spontaneously composed and performed at the same time.

Communication with Other Entities

Communication with Other Entities

 

You can use automatic writing to communicate with your guides, angels, or those from the Other Side. When this takes place, you become a channel for messages. It is very possible that your trance state may be deep enough that you are totally unaware of what is taking place during the writing process, and you will only know the contents of the messages transmitted through your pen or computer keyboard when you read them afterward.

When you attempt this method, start conservatively and slowly. It is important for you to become comfortable and to have complete confidence and trust in this method so that you can always remain in balance with your psychic abilities.

Getting the Message

Your guides may have specific messages for you. They may help you resolve situations from the past, give you advice for the future, and help you in current decisions. Your guides may also have advice for members of your family or friends. It is up to you how to share them, but you might want to ask for ways to pass them on. Remember to ask that when you write, the material they give you will be useful for those around you as well as yourself.

Once you develop a communication pattern with the voices who want to write through you, keep a journal and specific notes on the subjects covered. You may find that what you write does not make sense at the present, but it may at some time in the future. You might think that what you are doing is like putting a puzzle together. It sometimes takes awhile to match different parts up.

You may want to use automatic writing to communicate with your Universal Mind or what many refer to as talking with God. You may write down the things you read in the Akashic Records. The universal truths that you write may be for yourself or others. The first step is to get them down, and then you can ask your guidance systems for help in what to do with the information you have collected. Something only becomes meaningful to others when it is presented in a manner that they can understand. In other words, part of your writing goal may be to interpret the hologram in a way that others may also experience it.

Although you may know who it is who is communicating through you, it may not come to you as an actual voice. It’s possible to receive the information you write by just knowing. If you feel comfortable with this technique, just let yourself be open to the thoughts that enter your mind from your unconscious. Chances are that much of what is written will be validated by an experience that is yet to come, such as a conversation with someone in the near future.

Write While You Travel

You may use astral projection to help you visit other places and other times. You can use the type of induction that helps you travel in your mind and add the suggestion that you will be able to write down the experience as you go to your destination. You can use your senses of touch, smell, taste, hearing, and sight, or you can be an observer and report on what you observe. Always make sure you are grounded when you write and travel.

Writing from Your Unconscious

Writing from Your Unconscious

 

If you choose to use automatic writing to tap into your unconscious, you have the option of dealing with the past or the future. In terms of writing about the past, you may want to tap into a soul memory. If this is the case, you probably already have a specific time period in mind that you want to write about. Remember your five different senses: seeing, hearing, feeling, tasting, and smelling. Use the images that are the strongest for you so that you can step into the image in your mind.

You may begin to feel like you are observing a play. Make sure you let yourself describe as much of the action and surroundings in all your sense imagery possible. You may hear sound or voices. If so, write down what you are hearing. Listen for as many sounds as possible, and make sure you note them as you write.

You may find that you are actually experiencing the images you are recording while you are in your automatic writing trance. If this is the case, record the emotions, the temperature, tastes, sights, and smells that surround you. You may become a character in the story. Perhaps you are able to step into your writing and experience whenever you want, and at other times step back and watch the action. Some of you may be able to do just one or the other.

Where do these psychic experiences come from? Is it just your imagination, or did you tap into a source of knowledge of the past? Perhaps it is a memory of a past life or images given to you by the Universal Mind, or maybe you have tapped into another dimension of time. These questions are up to you to decide.

After you have finished your session, allow yourself some time to readjust to the present. As you look back over your experience, remember that you stepped into a hologram, whose purpose was to switch your focus from your reality into the reality of the images experienced through your unconscious mind. If you were unaware of what you were writing, it may not make any sense at first. Review your collected data and make notes to help establish your goals for your next session.

Looking into the Future

Writing about the future is not very different. If you’d like to write science fiction and would like to get a more realistic view of the future, you have the option of asking for guidance of the Universal Mind. Remember that if you are able to see into the future, it is a gift you were born with, and all you are doing is developing ways that you can use it to help others and yourself stay in tune with life potentials.

Your intuitive imagination can give you great future-tense stories. If you work with your guidance systems, all you will need to do is enter your automatic writing trance and let the writing begin. Once you get comfortable with the process, you may think of the process as being much the same as going to a play or the movies. All you have to do is let the story be written through you.

Give yourself the suggestion that as you write, you will experience what goes through you in all of your senses. You may also ask that when you end a session, you do not also come to the end of a segment. This suggestion will help your unconscious mind continue to work on the story while you are in your waking state. By the time you start your next automatic writing exercise, the material to be set down is ready and waiting. All you need to do is establish a consistent time when and where you can experience your automatic writing without interruptions.

 

How to Practice Automatic Writing

How to Practice Automatic Writing

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Automatic writing is an old form of divination in which messages seem to come out of nowhere through your hand and onto paper. Some who have attempted this form of mediumship have written lengthy messages, songs — even complete novels.
Difficulty: Hard
Time Required: 15 minutes to an hour

Here’s How:

  1. Find a quiet spot without distractions.
  2. Sit at a table or desk where you’ll be comfortable, with paper and pen (or pencil).
  3. Take a few moments to clear your mind.
  4. Touch the pen or pencil to the paper.
  5. Try not to consciously write anything.
  6. While keeping your mind as clear as possible, let your hand write whatever comes across.
  7. Avoid looking at the paper; you might even keep your eyes closed.
  8. Give it time to happen (nothing might happen for quite a while).
  9. When it seems to be done, if and when automatic writing does occur, look over what your hand has produced carefully. The writing may appear to be nonsense or just scribbling, but try to decipher it as best as possible.
  10. In addition to letters and numbers, look for pictures or symbols in the writing as well.
  11. Keep trying. Nothing might happen your first few attempts.
  12. If you start to achieve success, you can try asking questions to see if you can receive responses.

Tips:

  1. There is no guarantee that automatic writing will work for you, but don’t give up if it doesn’t work the first few times. Give it a chance.
  2. Be aware of psychological dangers. Some messages that come across might be disturbing. If you’re at all not able to handle this possibility, don’t attempt automatic writing.

What You Need

  • pencil or pen
  • paper

 

Automatic Writing

Automatic Writing

There are two kinds of automatic writing. One is a channeling process in which the writer is serving as a medium for a spirit who guides the author’s hand over paper (or the computer keyboard!), producing writing that ranges from letters and memoirs to poems and even entire novels. The other kind of automatic writing involves allowing the unconscious mind to take over and guide your hand, as it writes down things you were not consciously aware of, such as your soul’s memories of previous lives.

As you might expect, the definition of exactly what takes place during the process of automatic writing is subject to debate. Some believe that you are stepping aside and letting your spirit guides speak for you in this process. Others think that other entities may be communicating through you. Whatever the process, the goal is for you to find a resolution of a situation or condition through your writing that you would not have found otherwise.

A hypnotic writing trance can be experienced at different levels. It is entirely possible that you could be in such a deep state that you were totally unaware of what your hands or fingers were doing. At the same time, you may be aware of the process, but you may not recognize the message until it is given to you to put down on paper or enter into your computer.

Automatic writing doesn’t even have to be writing. Some people can go into a trance and record what they are moved to say, or they may have someone else write down what they are saying. While some psychics accept this form as automatic writing, others argue that it’s simply channeling. You will have to come to your own conclusion, but it may help you to compare this example with the case of a musician who can compose a beautiful piece of music and yet cannot write musical notation — someone else has to write it down so others may play it.

Therapeutic Automatic Writing

Therapeutic automatic writing can help you gain a different perspective on certain events or conditions in your life that need resolution. Just as with a pendulum, the goal is to access your unconscious mind and receive answers to your questions without the interference of your conscious mind. For instance, the words could tell a story that is symbolic of your situation as it could be seen through someone else’s eyes. It is possible that you may not even be aware of what you are writing, and the information could be in complete sentences or fragments and short phrases.

Automatic Poetry

Perhaps you already enjoy writing poetry, but did you know that your hobby is therapeutic? That’s because it offers you the opportunity to use verse and symbolism to work out and understand things that may be troubling you. It is possible that you have already been involved in some sort of an automatic trance state to help you, and you may not have been aware of what you were doing. If this is the case, it may be a good time to review your writing and look for the holographic second theme that relates to you.

Channeling Spirits

Channeled written works have been in and out of public favor for the past century. Madame Blavatsky had much to do with the rise in the interest of channeling in the latter part of the nineteenth century. Since that time, there has always been a small interest in the subject with periods of wider publicity, especially during the 1960s, when Jane Roberts published her channeled series of Seth books. Many successful writers are channeling and don’t even know it. For those fortunate few, all they have to do is sit at their keyboard, or get a pencil and paper, and let the words come through.

It is possible that you may become the voice for an entity from another world. You may start to write down messages from beings from other planets. These voices may serve as warnings for the peoples of the earth, with predictions of dire consequences if they do not change their negative and destructive ways. It is always your choice as to whether or not you want to write down these messages from beyond. Many times this type of automatic writing echoes the basic truths of universal consciousness.

If you are using automatic writing to channel other entities, you need to make sure that you are grounded — otherwise, you may get results similar to playing with the Ouija board. You might become a voice for a spirit that does not have your best interests in mind. Some spirits may be looking for a way to get their negative messages out. If you are not prepared, one of these spirits may take advantage of you. Always ask your Belief that the information going through you is from a source connected with universal love and peace, and is of the purest intent for all concerned.

TO BE A WITCH

Witchy Comments

TO BE A WITCH

 

To be a witch is to love and be loved.
To be a witch is to know everything, and nothing at all.
To be a witch is to move amongst the stars while staying on earth.
To be a witch is to change the world around you, and yourself.
To be a witch is to share and give, while receiving all the while.
To be a witch is to dance and sing, and hold hands with the universe.
To be a witch is to honor the gods, and yourself.
To be a witch is to be magick, not just perform it.
To be a witch is to be honorable, or nothing at all.
To be a witch is to accept others who are not.
To be a witch is to know what you feel is right and good.
To be a witch is to harm none.
To be a witch is to know the ways of old.
To be a witch is to see beyond the barriers.
To be a witch is to follow the moon.
To be a witch is to be one with the gods.
To be a witch is to study and to learn.
To be a witch is to be the teacher and the student.
To be a witch is to acknowledge the truth.
To be a witch is to live with the earth, not just on it.
To be a witch is to be truly free!