Congratulations To November’s Raffle Winner…..

Susan Randis!

You are our November Winner, sweetie! Please check out the items up for raffle. Then you can either leave a comment here or email direct & let us know which one you would like. We appreciate everyone that participated in November raffle. I believe for December, we will give the raffle a break and continue it next year. I don’t want to burn everyone out on it. Besides I still have that dream of a store (I just have to work it in the schedule somehow, lol!).

Thank you again for everything you do for us.

Congratulations, Susan!

We wait to hear from you!

Let’s Talk Witch – Broke Any Mirrors Recently, What to do, What to do????

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Let’s Talk Witch – Broke Any Mirrors Recently, What to do, What to do????

Mirrors are the perfect example of household furnishings that have been fraught with superstition. Probably the most common belief concerning mirrors is that their breakage causes seven years of bad luck. Whatever the origins of this belief, here are some methods to counteract the curse.

*Throw salt over your shoulder.

*Directly after breaking the mirror, turn around three times counterclockwise.

*Burn the mirror or at least blacken its shards in the flames of a fire. Save the fragments for a year and then bury them, and the curse will be counteracted (so you’ve only had to live through one year of bad luck).

*On the first night after breaking the mirror, light seven white candles and blow them out at midnight with one breath.

*Touch a tombstone with a piece of mirror, and the hex will be lifted.

Any of these rites can be used but bear in mind that the “curse” of the broken mirror is usually a self-created one.

Daily OM for April 17th – Turn It Around

Turn It Around
Laboring under a Label

 

 

Many of us find ourselves laboring under a label that has a negative connotation, but this can be reversed.

We live in a culture that uses labels as a means of understanding the world and the people living in it. As a result, many of us find ourselves laboring under a label that has a negative connotation. Unless we can find a way to see the good in such a label, we may feel burdened by an idea of ourselves that is not accurate. It is important to remember that almost nothing in this world is all good or all bad, and most everything is a complex mixture of gifts and challenges. In addition, different cultures revere certain qualities over others, but this does not mean that these qualities are inherently good or bad. For example, a culture that elevates outgoing behavior will label an introvert in a negative way, calling them antisocial. In truth, the ability to spend time alone is one that most great artists, mystics, and visionaries share. Owning the positive side of this label can lead us deeper into our gifted visions and fertile imaginations.

When we look into the lives of any of the great people in history, we always find that they had quirks and eccentricities that earned them less than ideal labels from the societies in which they lived. Many famous artists and musicians were considered to be isolated loners or disruptive troublemakers, or sometimes both, yet these people altered history and contributed to the world an original vision or advances in our understanding of the universe. If we can remember this as we examine our own selves and the labels people use to describe us, we find that there is a bright side to any characterization.

If you have been labeled, remember that all you have to do to see the positive side is to turn the label around. For example, you may be considered to be overly emotional, and the fact that you are perceived this way may make you feel out of control. But notice, too, the gifts of being able to feel and express your emotions, even in a world that doesn’t always encourage that. You might begin to see yourself as brave and open-hearted enough to stay alive to your feelings. You may also see that there are certain paths and professions in which this is a necessary ability. As you turn your label around, the light of your true nature shines to guide you on your way.