Magickal Activity for New Year’s Eve
You will need a helium-filled balloon for each participant, string, and a small square of paper. Each balloon chosen should be a color that reflects the individual’s desire (see the following chart below).
Red: Courage, strength, and power
Gree: Money, luck, and personal goals
Pink: Friendship and love
Orange: Attaction and action
Blue: Creativity and peace
Black: Protection and release
Yellow: Selling and communication
White: Spiritual and psychic awareness
Ten minutes before the hour of midnight, each person writes a wish on a small square of paper. Using the string, attach the paper to the balloon. At the stroke of midnight, each participant chants the following and then releases a balloon:
“Float now free, Bring to me, What I wish. So Mote It Be!”
Once the balloon has been released, it is best not to dwell on the wish but to let it go so that it will manifest.
The New Year has always been looked to with great anticipation and celebration. In the past, New Year’s festivities were supposed to ward off the barrenness of Winter and insure the fertility of Spring
By Melanie Marquis
If something in your life is moving more slowly than you’d like, balloon magick can bust through the sluggishness fast. Powered by air, the element of swiftness and motion, balloons can impart a burst of speed to any situation. Here’s how. Hold a balloon in your hands and envision the situation you would like to hurry along. State clearly your desire to speed things up. Slowly blow into the balloon, inflating it as you see in your ind the circumstances you want to occur playing out in fast forward, visualizing the steps toward your goal being reached in rapid succession. When the balloon is fully inflated, envision a very clear image of the end result your are hoping to quickly achieve. Release your hold on the balloon’s end, letting your magick zoom off with it as the air rushes out, imparting an energy of fast-moving action to your spell.
Today’s Affirmation for April 18th
I refuse to let my problems swell up inside me like a balloon and disfigure my self-image. I am dealing with them. The balloon is shriveling. I can still function as my whole self.
Today’s Thought for April 18th
I never saw an ugly thing in my life; for let the form of an object be what it may – perspective, light and shade will always make it beautiful.
John Constable (1776 – 1837)
Today’s Meditation for April 18th
Every thought that we have, every image that we create, is a seed of our future reality. To be happy we must see ourselves as happy. First hold in your mind the idea of happiness – ask yourself what it means to you on a mental, emotional and spiritual level. Now imagine yourself being happy from inside out. What does it feel like? How do you behave? How do others respond to you? Having rehearsed this state of happiness in your mind, embody it throughout the day in all your thoughts, feelings and actions.
Adapt this exercise to suit any state or quality that you would like to manifest in our life, such as peace or love.