Thankfulness Magick

 

So, you don’t feel like getting out of bed today?  I understand because sometimes life can be hard, and we don’t want to face it, but it’s also important to realize that those of us who can get out of bed are very lucky indeed!  Don’t forget, or neglect to be thankful, because there are a lot of people out there who wish that they could get out of bed….but they can’t because they might have no legs.  Or maybe they have legs, but they can’t walk.  

Ohhh, so you don’t want to go to work today?  Yes, I understand that also because you might have a job where people don’t appreciate you, or they treat you like shit – WHY? Well just because they can!  But still in all, try to remember that you are one of the lucky ones, because you have a job…….a job that my be paying your bills so that you and your family can have a safe place to live.  You can have a warm and comfortable place that keeps you out of the cold.  You have a home where you can go to bed at night, not having to worry about who might try and take your spot on your cardboard box whilst you try to get some sleep next to the garbage dumpster in the alleyway.  

Just always try to look on the positive side of things, even though the situation might not be exactly how you want it to be, or even close to how you want it to be at that moment.  Also, remember, storms never last forever, and what you may be going through will also have an ending.

Find a white candle (or a candle that is your favorite color).  It can be a tapered candle, or even a small tealight.  Now take just a few minutes to sit with that candle between your hands as you ground yourself by growing your roots deep into the dark, rich, Mother Earth.  Imbue that candle by envisioning your love and power  – your intentions going into it.  

Sometimes, when I do Candle Magick, I will dig my pointer finger- fingernail into it as I send my intentions into it.  For me, it seems the best way to get the MAGICK in there!!  

So, decide on the way you wish to imbue your candle (holding it between your hands, the fingernail method or whatever else you feel comfortable with, as long as you are doing it with your power hand….the hand that you normally write with), and start saying either out loud or in your thoughts, that which you are thankful for.  Make the time to list, in detail, exactly the things, people, situations and abilities that make you feel thankful.  Go deep within yourself.  Take the time to do this Ritual with your whole heart. Feel the thankfulness exude from yourself into the candle.

Once you feel that you’ve taken enough time to do this, thank the HIGHER POWER that you believe in, secure the candle so that it won’t catch anything on fire or be disturbed.  If possible, use a wooden match and set the flame to the candle wick and watch the Magick of the candle spark to life.  Stay with your lit candle as long as you desire, but leave it to SAFELY burn out.

It is very good to do this Ritual as often as you can, as it will help you to truly see all that you have to be thankful for…and more. 

I wish you and yours, Bright Magickal Blessings!

 

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Your Book of Shadows

Greetings Alpha Witches!

In the last four days, I’ve received questions regarding the Book of Shadows, so I thought it would be appropriate for me to broach the subject today.

Are you familiar with the term, Book of Shadows?  More than likely you are, but I’d still like to expound upon a few things, especially since this is one of the most important implements in our Craft.

Some magickal folks call it  a journal or a grimoire.  Which name makes you feel more deeply regarding Witchcraft and your magickal studies? The choice is completely up to you. I, however, prefer to call it my Book of Shadows and Secretes.  Regardless of what you decide to call it, the most important thing is that you have one, and that you are detailed and keep it clean, neat and up to date.

Don’t think that you need to spend a lot of money on it because you don’t.  You are  welcome to purchase your witchcraft tools, but to my way of thinking, self-made is always better, if possible.  It’s a bit time consuming to make but I have the satisfaction of knowing that I, myself have made this precious tool, and I have infused every bit of it with powerful magick.   I really enjoy making my witchcraft appendages because it’s a really big advantage to be able to know every bit about it.

A ring-binder or a spiral-notebook make perfect Books of shadows.  In fact, I’ve made my own out of a ring-binder and I use parchment paper to write my spells, rituals and whatnots on.   I’ll add a photo of it to give you a starting point.  The ideas for your BOS are endless!  Personalize it with whatever you need to so that you are always drawn to it – connected to it.  When you personalize it properly, you will feel a shift in consciousness whenever you open it.  Use real, dried flowers and herbs in it or essential oils in it…whatever you feel.  Let your creativity flow. You can even do a Book of Shadows cleansing and empowerment charm on it.

After you’ve personalized it, you would want to use it to record all of your rituals, spells,  dreams, poetry, notes, ideas, good times, bad times, your truest desires – just whatever you feel is important TO YOU.  It doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks in this case.  It can also be used to hold recipes for different magickal meals and beverages that you’ve prepared.  I tend to fill mine with herbal remedies, positive affirmations, and secret information.

Put anything you want to in it and after it’s finished, and you are satisfied with the look, feel and smell of it, begin writing or drawing something in it every day to help organize your thoughts  and strengthen the bond that you will have with it. Notice which feelings are evoked in you whenever you touch or open it.  Jot them down – don’t forget to add the date, time, day, waxing or waining moon and weather conditions.

My advice to you would be to keep your Book of Shadows secret…just for yourself, unless you can honestly trust whomever you decide to share it with.

I wish you the brightest of magickl blessings and lots of happiness with your Book of Shadows.

 Yes, I am a witch


Looking through the internet, I see a lot of people who truly wish that they could finally tell their family, their friends… the world that they are a witch, however most refuse to do so due to the fact that most people would judge them unfairly and more than likely make life into a living nightmare for them.

Unfortunately, the ugly, biased definition that centuries of fear, greed, hate, not to mention, quite a few  Hollywood movies, have placed upon a word that should imbue an attitude of power, strength, healing, understanding, kindness, love and an air of mystery in only the purest of ways, have almost accomplished their goals of striking fear into the souls of anyone who would proclaim to be a witch.

Thankfully, true witches are beginning to rise up once again and expound upon the power within ourselves – the power that our tortured and burned ancestors have instilled in the very depths of our soul and in our hearts to help us take our rightful place in this sometimes harsh, cruel world, so that we can help to make it better.

I am grateful and proud to be a part of the growing numbers of truly strong witches that are now opening up and changing the way that this world shall look upon us.

Yes, in the days of old, you went on your killing sprees to drive our kind underground and you thought that you had taken us all out. However, let me tell you, we, we are continuously growing in numbers. We are getting stronger. We are reclaiming our power, our Goddess-given right to practice our Witchcraft and spirituality in a way that we choose, as long as we harm none.

I wish you all the Brightest of Magickal Blessings )o(

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Introductions & a few things about me

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My journey began many years ago, back in 1998…

Even though I’ve lived here in Germany for over 20 years, I am still an American.  In 1998, I was living in my very own house that was on the beach in Florida.  My life was good and nothing failed, except that which most people so fervently search for –   LOVE.  It just so happened that one evening, I was on the computer that I’d just bought and set up just a few days before, and an Instant Message through AOL came up on my screen. It was a message from a man that lived in Germany.

Back then, I knew nothing about Germany, and I had no intentions of learning anything about the country because I had always been totally enamored by England, and to live in that lovely country was my greatest desire.  I nicely told the gentleman from Germany to piss off, but every evening, there he was, like one of those shit-house-flies that wouldn’t go away.  He must have sat there for hours until I went online (I didn’t know it then, but nowadays, we call that stalking).  After about two weeks of trying to get rid of him (I hadn’t learned about blocking anyone on the new computer yet), I finally gave in and talked with him.  What a charmer he was. He told me that all he wanted was to practice his German speaking skills.  Well, eventually, the Instant Messages ended up turning into telephone calls…from him.  The man had a voice as smooth and rich as melted milk chocolate and his accent was more than delightful.

To make a long story short,  after thousands of ‘Deutsch-marks’ that he had spent to call me every day, brown paper packages tied up with string & filled with my favorite yummie nibbles, huge bouquets of roses and what I thought were heartfelt declarations of love, I ended up moving here and marrying the dude.  Humm.  When I moved there, I couldn’t speak German…yes, no, and thank you was about the extent of my German speaking skills. Just great! Aarrrgggh!

At that time, I was a Catholic-Christian and yes, I went to church every Sunday, read the Bible and prayed before every meal and before I went beddy-bye, it all meant a lot to me.  It seemed as though he knew my type and he also knew how to get under my skin – in the most positive way.  He very easily ended up clenching the deal of me coming to Germany and becoming his wife by telling me that he felt that we had the same religious practices.  Hmmm.  Errr, I believed him. Damn!

He took me to church and I quickly ascertained that they were speaking in a language that was totally different than what I was expecting.  I was frustrated.  He was happy.  After about two more tries of church….I finally gave up.  He was ecstatic.  His true colors were beginning to show.   I felt lost.  He felt in total control.  My heart grew heavier.  He grew colder and more distant.  My tears flowed like rivers.  He watched TV.

One week, he had to go away on business.  I was stuck in that dark, basement apartment and the loneliness began to creep in on me.  I got on the computer to try to find anyone who would talk with me because I just couldn’t take it any longer.  I didn’t find anyone who would give in to the fact they could speak English and that brought me down even further than I had ever been, but luckily, not for too long, because I ended up finding something else, something that filled me with a spark hope.

A plethora of feelings and emotions began to swirl within me.  I began to feel somewhat energized when I found a lovely website on Spiritual things, but I also felt afraid because of my Christian beliefs.  But then I began to think about how Catholicism and Christianity hadn’t help me to avoid a situation that took away what I though were the best years of my life.  I made a decision.

I, for once, didn’t follow the old, out-dated rules and teachings of my life in America.  Instead, I decided to follow my heart and my desires, and I took a VERY long look at the wonderful, hope giving website that had caught my attention.  It was like I was finding out about a new world…possibly a new-found-life!  However, I was still a bit afraid that the devil that I was told I had to believe in was going to take me straight to hell, but at the same time, I was pumped because I was beginning to feel alive again.

A ray of light, a ray of hope was beginning to fill the dark, empty space that had been my lonely, depressed life in Germany.

The light in my life was getting brighter and I was beginning the journey of healing and strengthening my body, mind and soul…

Namaste ♥