Let’s Talk Witch – The Temple Sleep

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The Temple Sleep

Dreams allow us to explore what lies beneath the surface, the unspoken world of image and mystery that lies dormant, ready to rise and make its presence known in our lives. The Goddess may come to you in dreams through symbols and signs. She travels from a place beyond, both in and out of time. Enter into her temple with the intention to know her and to open your unconscious mind to her presence, her words , and her teachings.

Let the room be dark, except for a lighted candle or two, but no more. Lie flat on your back with your head pointing north, preferably toward your altar as well. Relax and get comfortable . You will be here for a while. Visualize yourself approaching the doorway of a grand temple. You walk up the wide marble steps between two towering columns. Inside, the walls are illuminated by the fiery dance of torch sconces . Flowers adorn the high altar and curls of fragrant incense waft through the air.

1. Begin by focusing on rhythmic breathing. Inhale, and energy is transformed from air into breath. Exhale, and energy is released back into the atmosphere from whence it came, forever changed by you.
2. Continue this rhythmic breathing until it is well established. You should feel relaxed, but invigorated with energy flowing through you, as in a successful meditation.
3. Inhale , and tighten all of your facial muscles in a deliberate grimace. Exhale, and relax them, assuming your usual countenance.
4. Inhale and tighten your shoulders, bringing them up toward your ears.
5. Exhale and release the tension, allowing your shoulders to drop to their normal position. Inhale and clench your fists tightly. As you breathe out, let your hands relax and go limp.
6. On your next intake of breath, arch your back and neck as much as you can without straining. Think of trying to look at the north altar that is just beyond your head. Hold this pose for a moment; exhale and relax your spine.
7. As you inhale, tighten the muscles in your buttocks. Exhale and release the tension. Inhale and tighten your thigh muscles. Exhale and release. Inhale and flex your feet, even curling your toes. Exhale and relax your legs. Lie still for a moment and notice the change in your energy.
8. Continue the steady, rhythmic breathing and begin to visualize a soft, red , glowing pinpoint of light located at the very base of your spine. As you breathe , allow your vision of this light to grow so that the pinpoint grows first brighter, then larger, as it envelops your entire body in a warm, red aura, surrounding you and comforting you. Just as slowly as the light grew to surround you, allow it to collapse within itself and return to the pinpoint at the base of your spine where it began.
9. Continue your cycle of breathing and begin to visualize a tiny pinpoint of orange light emanating from just below your navel. As you did before, focus on the pinpoint of orange light, allowing it to grow in size and in intensity until it covers your entire being in a warm blanket of peace and pleasure. Breathe into this orange light, allowing it to flow through you. Slowly gather the light and send it back to its source until it once again resembles the glowing pinpoint.
10. Sustain your rhythm of breath and envision a pinpoint of yellow light glowing in your solar plexus. The yellow light grows and covers you like a kiss from the sun. You are surrounded by its beauty. Breathe into it, allowing it to grow and permeate every cell in your body. The light extends above you and below you, surrounding you completely . It is a part of you and you are a part of it. You are inseparable until, by the force of your will, you encourage the light to collapse within itself and return to the pinpoint of light, small but glowing steadily in your solar plexus.
11. As you continue to breathe, you feel your heart open to reveal a pinpoint of bright green light, shiny as a new leaf. The light grows and surrounds you with an overwhelming sense of healing and love. You are covered in green, like a virgin field in the newness of spring. The sensation of pure love flows through you, emanating from your heart but extending outward to touch every part of you, even that which lies beyond your reach . You are whole. You are at peace. You revel in this delightful green aura until you decide to let the green light return to its home, where it continues to thrive as a tiny pinpoint of light nestled safe within your heart.
12. You continue your cycle of rhythmic breathing as you imagine a pinpoint of vivid blue light emanating from your throat. The light grows to surround you with coolness and truth. You breathe into the blue light as though you are floating on an azure sea, buffeted by soothing waves. Enclosed within the radiant blue, you allow yourself to drift into a realm of peace and understanding. You are on the cusp of uncovering a great secret, an ancient wisdom. You wish to travel further, but in order to do so you must first send the radiant blue light back to its origin, where it will continue to glow.
13. You continue to breathe as you envision a deep indigo light glowing in a pinpoint on your forehead right between your eyes. The light grows and its intensity deepens. You are surrounded in the calm of this deep dark indigo. Unseen worlds begin to reveal themselves to you. You are opening your psychic sight. All the work you have done begins to make itself apparent. Knowledge and wisdom inhabit this light, which fills your very being. Breathe slowly and accept the teachings of this light.
14. Breathe gently and allow yourself to be cradled in the light of wisdom. Proceed with your cycle of breath and allow the light to return to your third eye, where it will continue to extend gentle radiance throughout the long night.
15. A tiny pinpoint of purple light begins to emanate from the top of your head. It begins to extend outward like a crown. The light grows until you are surrounded by a regal purple aura.
16. You are covered in this splendor and are experiencing sensations that occur rarely in a lifetime. You are activating your spiritual self, exploring your identity as part of the divine matrix. You are unique and individual, but an aspect of the living Goddess as well.
17. Breathe into this and experience yourself in your highest form and function. You are in a place beyond time and space, able to see the unseen and touch things far beyond your reach.
18. Experience these sensations as ultimate reality. You have chosen this spiritual path, and now your eternal essence is making itself known to you in a very real way. You are experiencing it through this purple light that envelops you totally. You live through this light, and as it extends outward, so do your energy and your essence. Breathe into this light. You will always be a part of it, even as you send it back to its source. It will forever live inside your mind, able to spring forth from your crown whenever you have need of it. You have seen yourself as a pure spiritual being. You have caught a glimpse of your divine essence.
19. Lie still. All along your body are gentle pinpoints of brilliance, bathing you in the colors of the rainbow. You have a sense of completeness and wholeness about you. You are utterly relaxed and at peace. Your mind is open and unencumbered. You lie in darkness and in silence. Your only company is the divine presence and the surrounding shadows. You have chosen to be here. You are unafraid.

You may even fall asleep if you are comfortable enough and inclined to do so. Give yourself plenty of time to experience this state of being. When you are ready to arise from your temple sleep, sit up, open your eyes, pick up your book of shadows, and answer the following questions.

[ ? ] Were you able to achieve a relaxed presence of mind? How did you interpret the light within you? Were you able to visualize your aura, even as it was changing?

[ ? ] What images appeared to you as you closed your eyes and allowed your mind to wander? Did you receive a vision of the Goddess ? How or in what form did she come to you? When in the meditation did she appear? Did you receive any messages? How do you interpret these messages?


A Witch’s Grimoire: Create Your Own Book of Shadows
Judy Ann Olsen

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.


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.

Your Daily Chinese Horoscopes for May 17th


Music is the answer if you are looking for a gift to impress a prospective partner or your significant other. You can get things going with the right mood music. Look for something new or unusual, some music from another culture could be stimulating.


Whether you are already employed or are looking for work, it is important that you make a good impression today. Get your best duds on, shine your shoes, put on your best face. There could be a hugely important opportunity in your workplace right now.


You should not commit to seasons tickets to musical, entertainment or sporting events today. You may find you are unable to use them. Chances and rescheduling of events of all kinds are likely to frustrate recreational and social plans right now. Be prepared for anything to happen.


You’ll sort out an interesting issue with a friend or loved one. The experience will make everyone feel much more happy and secure. Be sure that everyone understands the consequences. There will have to be adjustment and the changes may be stressful at first.


Other folks will be strongly interested in what you have to say today. You may have learned something about alternative healthcare, music or a craft, and will be able to share or teach something you love or are passionate about with others around you.


You will find that your recent spate of generosity has some unlikely benefits. You could meet someone important to your career or financial goals as a result of your mutual membership in a club or charity. Your organizational skills have caught someone’s eye.


You are in the spotlight today, and everyone is interested in what you have to say. You are attractive, exciting and interesting. If you have musical or creative talent it is a good time to get in front of an audience and show your stuff.


Your subconscious mind has finally exorcised the bats that have been floating around your belfry the past few days. You are suddenly clear and lucid, and have some amazing insights about yourself. You could have profound experiences during dreams, prayer or meditation today.


You could have a moment of profound insight about a friend, or a conversation with a friend could trigger awareness about your own thought processes. You will realize that you have to change some of your habitual reactions, and that idea will bring a great deal of positive change.


It looks like you could be headed for a promotion or a significant boost in your career. There will definitely be additional responsibilities, and for many this will mean extra work, but the working conditions, title, or support you receive from management will be increased.


You may be considering taking a trip or vacation soon. You will find that there are educational opportunities as well. Look for big ways to expand your boundaries and personal horizons. You have a chance to completely change your life.


This is a good time for trying out new financial or investment ideas, especially those that arise as opportunities in your workplace. You may hear of changes in your sector that leave you feeling more “bullish” on the future of your career.

Daily OM for December 14th – As Good as Your Word

As Good as Your Word



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.