Working with a ‘hands on’ Spirit


I have been getting urges to work more with the spirits directly and have been doing so. All the while I’ve been working in a stand-alone book dedicated to just spirits, angels, demons, Gods, Goddesses, Elementals and more. I’ve been working closely with ancient pagan deities that were twisted and bastardized by the Christian, Islamic, and other doctrine oriented thought systems that came through the lands to suit their paradigm.

What I mean by a ‘hands-on’ spirit is that when I get distracted by something when working or happen to wander off topic when studying; the spirit will physically manifest to essentially snap me out of my day dream, but in a nice way. For example, I was studying just now and recording information in my spirit book when I had a “oh, shiny!” moment. When I wasn’t going back to the task at hand they shoved a candle, not lit, off the shelf. It was sturdy, heavy, nothing could have possibly moved it without actively and physically trying to knock it over.

It did startle me, but I instantly knew what was going on. Putting the candle back and getting back on task I knew that was what provoked them to act was the approval pat on my head when I started working again. The pat on the head is a signal that works for me to let me know that they are pleased with me. Some spirits or even practitioners respond better to a variety of different signals. Mine happens to be touch and images.

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Not sure of the artist. If you know who it is let me know so I can give them credit here. Found image on Google image search.

I’m not going to divulge which spirits I am currently working with due to their request of not sharing that information at this time. However, I did not have to do any major rituals or elaborate invocation/evocation to get in touch with them. It is my personal belief, and from years of experience, that talking with the entity you wish to contact and simply ask to have a relationship with them.

I found out the hard way that if you contact a spirit and ask for a relationship with them of any kind with any agenda on your behalf there’s a good chance that they may get offended and ignore or even mess with you. I have learned to seek a friendship with them in all honesty for the sake of wanting to know them more on a personal level rather than a research subject or a djinn in a lamp waiting to give wishes. If they accept the friendship we would then work together just feeling one another out and when they decide they would like to work with you, then and only then they would decide to work with you on a more professional level.

Some beings are more receptive to this kind of approach than others. So, my rule of thumb is to get to know the spirit from general knowledge from reputable sources and many of them. That way you’ll have some kind of an idea of the potential nature of the entity you are seeking out. Often times if the spirit wants to get into contact with you, you may begin to see the spirit’s image and name pop up all over the place. They may even flat out tell you. I’ve had them party crash study time to get my attention and want to reach out to me. That’s happened more than once and they turned out to be just what I needed before I even realized I needed their help.

It doesn’t work like this for everyone. I happen to do 75% of my castings without standard “witch staples” such as prepared spells, tools, ingredients, symbols like circles and the like. This works for me and how I operate, and how I learned to do. Though I still do use my tools and all that stuff when I feel I need to put some extra “umph” into my intention.

I just banged my funny bone on the corner of my desk, which is hard to do. Guess I shouldn’t have played around on YouTube. Some background… I have ADD and that means I’m easily distracted. This is what I get for asking to help keep me focused and to be a student of those helping me. I  One word of advice…. be careful what you wish for. Nothing is ever completely as it seems. I’m not regretting it and have learned time and time again to never regret any decision since the act of making that choice is a pure affirmation of our free will.

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Keep in mind that this kind of work is not for the light of heart, nor the novice. I’m not saying this as an insult to you, but from experience of jumping into spirit work without preparation. I paid the price of my ignorance. I was punished by the entity I was trying to work with since I had unknowingly insulted him and then proceeded offend him at every turn. After taking my punishment I licked my wounds. Now wiser, I approached him with more respect and greater knowledge of how to conduct myself. He is now one of my spiritual mentors.

This article started as what seemed like a simple heads up of a spiritual mentor that interacts with you on multiple levels. While writing this I was concerned about giving the wrong impression on some of the more beginner level readers out there. Feeling it was important to give some warning of making my own mistakes and, hopefully, pass on this wise advice so they don’t have to go through the torturous punishments I had to endure.

To me there are no coincidences, learning more that karma is a self created phenomenon, and that everything happens for a reason that we may not always understand at that moment.  I’m going to leave it at this and revisit this in another article with more information.

Be safe, be happy, and blessed be!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Messes


Am super excited this weekend! I have been pulling out all my art supplies and photo albums while unpacking my storage shed last weekend. Now I have this wonderful opportunity to paint!!! Haven’t really had a chance to do create something for so long, especially with long working hours during the week and cleaning up after ex-roommates.

The time has come to make a new pretty!! YAY! ^_^ With my trusty mutt at my side, and as possible subject, we’ll create something awesome! Can’t wait to share it with all of you!

Yes, Merlyn did look like this when he was a few weeks old.

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Am also in the process of setting up a facebook account for Lovegodbob. Another adventure awaits! Hope you’re all enjoying the catch up work I’ve been posting!

Valerian Root


I’m so excited that I finally got my hands on some Valerian root extract, after looking for months. Finally cornered some in the organic aisle at Fredmyers, and was wishing I had a few more dollars for the other extracts they had.  Am very much so looking forward to getting some restfull sleep.  have already been having many lucid/vivid dreams few times a night. This will only help to also intensify that too.  So about an hour or so before bed I’m gonna have a couple drops in a cup of chammomile tea. ^_^ Sweet dreams!                                                   

A bit about the plant:

Valerian is a plant native to Europe and Asia. It grows to up to four feet high and has trumpet-shaped flowers. The roots are used medicinally. Although the fresh root is relatively odorless, the dried root has a strong odor that many find unpleasant.

Other names: All-heal, Amantilla, Setwall, Setewale, Capon’s Tail, Valeriana officinalis

It was used as a folk remedy for a variety of conditions such as sleeping problems, digestive complaints, nervousness, trembling, tension headaches and heart palpitations. Valerian’s popularity waned with the introduction of prescription sleep medication.

Valerian appears to be less effective than prescription sleep medication. One possible advantage of valerian, however, is that it may not have as much of a “hangover” effect on mental or physical functioning the following day. Also, people taking sleeping pills sometimes have a temporary worsening of insomnia when they are discontinued, an effect that hasn’t been reported with valerian.

 Mostly used for insomnia, is also effective against anxiety and stress.

Side Effects and Safety Concerns

Pregnant or nursing women and children should not use valerian. People taking medications for insomnia or anxiety, such as benzodiazepines, should not combine these medications with valerian.

Side effects of valerian may include headache, dizziness, itchiness, upset stomach, drowsiness during the daytime, dry mouth and vivid.dreams.

Possible Interactions

Valerian may cause excessive sleepiness or daytime drowsiness if combined with other drugs that cause drowsiness, such as the benzodiazepines Ativan (lorazepam) or Valium (diazepam), some antidepressants, narcotics such as codeine, and barbituates such as phenobarbitol, or with over-the-counter sleep and cold products containing diphenhydramine and doxylamine. Also not to be used with alcohol.

It may also cause excessive sleepiness if taken with herbs thought to have a sedative effect, such as hops, catnip and kava.

Valerian is broken down in the liver. Theoretically, it could interfere with the effectiveness of medications that are broken down by the same liver enzymes, such as:

  • allergy medications like Allegra (fexofenadine)
  • cholesterol medication such as Mevacor (lovastatin)
  • antifungal drugs such as Sporanox (itraconazole) and Nizoral (ketoconazole)
  • cancer medications such as Camptosar (irinotecan), Etopophos, Vepesid (etoposide), Gleevec (STI571), Taxol (paclitaxel), Velbe (vinblastine) or Oncovin (vincristine)

 ( valerian information found at http://altmedicine.about.com/cs/herbsvitaminsrz/a/Valerian.htm )

Do Dieties exhist?


I had recieved an email from one of my yahoo group members that I had been asking when I too first started to practice. Feeling that this would help those of you reading my blog answer some of these questions if not get you to ponder it yourself. It read:

MM everybody!  I have a question I’ve been curious about for sometime.  The more I read about other Wiccans the more I come to be aware that our personal beliefs are not only not the same, they are often vastly different from each others.  Having been a solitary all my life I just assumed that all Wiccan beliefs are pretty much the same with minute differences.  Now I’m finding out that just isn’t so.  How and what I’ve been taught is apparently very different from other witches experiences.  But we are all witches capable of commanding power to do our will.  So whatever our individual beliefs are they work for us.  Okay I’ll get to the point.

Do you believe in the actual existence of gods or deities?  If you do, why?  If you don’t, why?  I know what my own beliefs are and why but I’m really curious to know what everyone else thinks.  What experiences have you had when calling on deities?  Did you feel/see/think anything? What do you attribute those things to?  If you’ll  humor me in this I think it will make an interesting discussion for all of us.  It could also provide a lot of insight we might all find useful.

BB Becky 

My answer to this was drawn from personal belief and experiences so take from it what you will, and make up your own mind.

Do you believe in the actual existence of gods or deities?  If you do, why?  If you don’t, why? 
As a fellow solitary I’ve noticed that too, but Im self taught and have been aware of the dieties and even of all the different creatures out there. What I’m trying to say is that, personally, I believe that all religions to be true, and infact the dieties harbor multiple names. The evidence was made apparent to me when I was studying all the different dieties and such. Nations that are seperated by vast oceans and had never even phathomed that there was a whole other continent out there; had the very same dieties but under different names. Dragons can be found across the world, angels (winged beings), as well as many other types of spirits. So to me it’s all very much real, I have met some of them face to face ,so to speak, and had communed with them. It’s just that most people are ignorant to the possibility that, Hey, maybe your God and Goddess, are the same as my God and Goddess, just different names.
What experiences have you had when calling on deities?  Did you feel/see/think anything? What do you attribute those things to?
I had always been kind of hesitant when evoking cause I was raised in a hard nosed evangelical christian home. (turned out pretty good if i do say so myself ^_^ ) Being ingrained that bad things will happen or you’ll even be killed if you call something to you, good or bad, didn’t make a difference. Once I got the courage enough to start I did, but I started off small and worked my way on up from there. At first it didn’t seem like anything had happened.. all I had to go on was this heavy warm feeling, very much like feeling a strong potent aura, was occupying the designated circle (was more of a triangle with a bunch of scribbles). It spoke directly to my heart when I started talking. To tell you the truth it spooked me. The room seemed empty but I was far from alone. I didn’t really have any questions for it, nor a purpose, I just wanted to practice. It really does work, but some of them that can be summoned have a very sour additude and can be very unpleasant. With enough practice and training, my vision of them will improve till I’m able to fully view with my actual eyes. I know I sound hoaky, but you never know unless you try. It isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Once you’ve stood in the actual presence of a diety, or even a simple spirit; you’re entire out look and understanding of them is completely altered. You’ll see the world differently, and I’ve actually been able to feel them walk with me. I can constatnly feel them around me. It’s absolutely awe inspiring ^_^.
 
Hope I was able to answer your question miss mame ^_^
 
With much love Blessed Be all,
Willow

I hope this helps to get the gears turning and inspire you to seek your own truth. It’s by far more satisfying when you discover it for yourself rather than someone just telling you what is what.

^_^ Blessed Be my friends!

)O(  -Willow

Gifts from the Goddess


For almost a week I had been experiencing dreams and daydreams of divination. Now I’m not big on divination and haven’t really had much interest in it. Previously, some years ago, I had a beautiful dragon tarot deck, but I had to pass it on when it reached out to one of my friends. He treasures it still to this day. I then pulled out a bunch of pennies and with my paint pens created my own set of runes. I never did much fortune telling or anything of the like. It was just nice to have for those occasions in which I needed to see or help out a friend. When my roommate came home from her sun festival this last weekend she was called to get this beautiful rune set, but she didn’t have a clue as to why. She doesn’t do anything more than scry when it comes to divination. On her way home she had an epiphany, that the stones were for me! They were perfect. The very same ones from my visions.

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I’d asked nothing of the Goddess or God but their love and guidance. They have bestowed so many blessings on me, and have steadily been supplying me with proper tools, people, and opportunities. All of which to better celebrate and practice with. I have come a long way with my studies and craft-work. I feel like a small child with a new shiny toy that is the greatest thing since the “ball”! lol Many blessings be upon you!

Blessed be