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WHITE CANDLE SPELL FOR BLESSING

Posted by Whispr

Get a white candle -- either a plain one (offertory, pillar, or taper) or a figural one in the gender of the person you want to bless. Carve the person's full name on the candle, then dress it with myrrh or frankincense. For more power, you may place a name-paper of the person, or a photo, or some personal item of theirs (such as a bit of hair or a snippet of clothing) either under the candle or next to it. One easy way to do this is to place the paper or personal concerns under an overturned saucer and put the candle on top of the saucer. Burn a portion of the candle every day for seven days, pinching it out between burnings. As you light it each day, say this "[Name], may you be blessed May all good things come to you May nothing whatsoever harm you May your heart be light May your travels be safe May your health be good May your mind be sound May your friendships sustain you May you be blessed in every way!"

* If you have a special request for this person (such as that they find a lover, get a

good job, come home safely from a war, or whatever), just add it to the list. Some people use a large pillar-type candle and keep it going for longer than seven days.

They may make a habit of burning such a candle every day -- or once a week, on

Sundays -- for as long as their friend or relative needs help, even doing so for months at

a time. If the candle is large and it is to be burned in this way, it should be re-dressed

with Oil once a week: after the initial dressing, you can drop a tiny bit of oil into the "well" or hole in such a large candle just before lighting it each time. Druidic Stone-Blessing Ritual

This spell may be used for blessing large stones, such as those placed in your garden or on your altar. Touch or hold the stone in your hand, saying: I call upon thee, stone of earth. Formed by fire, sculpted by water, and weathered by wind. Impart the deepest secrets of the earth to me. Teach me how to be silent, how to listen, how to be strong without force, and how to be firm without anger. Lend me your strength. Stones, even though they tend to be less dramatic than fire, swords, or glittering goblets, can be very powerful magical tools. Crystals are one type of stone used for magic and meditation, but see what lessons the humble pebbles, rocks, and boulders hold for you.

An Air Meditation - Charis

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As you inhale, imagine that you are breathing in molecules from the air around you and energy from the earth below you. You are like a sponge that absorbs all the energetic particles from the earth where you sit and the air around you. Feel each molecule absorb into every pore of your skin.

As you exhale, imagine there is a large balloon of light over your head. Breathe out and fill the balloon with all the energy you absorbed on the inhale. The balloon gets larger and larger, and brighter and brighter above your head.

It is dawn. I find myself in a forest filled with Aspen trees. I raise my eyes and look for the sky, but the boughs looming overhead hide it from my view. As I look up, feel the cool breeze of spring brush my face, and hear the sound of the rustling leaves. Blowing, laughing from the east, Eurus brings thoughts of renewal and life.

I follow the wind further into the soft shadows of the forest, inhaling deeply the strong scent of the trees. I smell, too, the wafting hints of fragrant incense. I follow where my senses lead me and come to a small clearing circled by burning censers filled with sweet-smelling oils. Toward the east end of the circle is a staff. I walk over to the place and sit on the ground before it. I take the staff into my hands and close my eyes.

First come swirling colors of white then yellow then fading darker into lavender. Then, out of the swirling fog of colors come dozens of small, lithe figures who swirl around as if carried on the wind itself. They dance around my head and body, swirling around as if caught in a dance to unheard music. Then, taking my attention from the spirits of the air, I look up to find further figures emerging from the mist.

First comes a woman with the beauty of the dawn. As she steps forward, each of the four winds, in turn, hasten from around here and fly, one to each of the four corners of the earth. As she fades, there comes another whose form seems insubstantial, and seems to constitute both the image of a woman and a cow at the same time. I look closely the attempt to solidify one form, but I cannot. As this image fades, I am presented with the forms of two women who immediately remind me of the nighttime sky. One glows with the pale light of the full moon, and her eyes hold the fullness of hidden knowledge. The other, whom also seems to radiate cool starlight, seems to embody the possibilities of many lifetimes.

In due course, these figures too fade and I am left with only the mist of the elemental world of air. Suddenly, three male figures issue from the mist. They seem to be three aspects of one man, but each's attributes differ. The first glows with the light of the moon, seeming to be its protector. The second and third appear almost identical, except that one has a winged helmet and shoes. As I sit and study the sameness and difference of the three, they begin to fade, as does the fog.

When the mist clears, I find myself sitting within the circle still clutching the staff in my hands. I place the staff once again on the ground and rise. I thank the element of air, and all it is associated with for sharing with me its wisdom, and leave the circle. PALLAS ATHENA

the element of air, and all it is associated with for sharing with me its wisdom,

ABOUT COLORS FOR YOU

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Before reading this it might be interesting to observe different colors and write down how they affect you as this is how color relationships began. Do not make this the only article on colors you read or study either as Mr. Buckland gathered his material from others also. This is a very personal therapy/use and for a variety of reasons different colors affect different people differently. By Raymond Buckland

Colors have been attributed with various healing properties. But colors can also be used for psychic development. Here are some simple exercises to use colors to awaken your psychic powers

There are many people who have extrasensory perceptions (ESP). People who know that the telephone is going to ring before it actually does, know who is on the line before they even pick up the receiver. They seem to have natural psychic powers.

It is just that in some people it is an inherent ability while in others it has to be drawn out. There are many ways to enhance psychic powers. Some of these use colors for psychic development.

Here, we will discuss some of them which involve various aspects of ESP including clairvoyance (clear seeing), clairaudience (clear hearing), clairsentience (clear sensing), psychokinesis (moving objects without physical contact) and other allied practices.

First exercise

Take seven pieces of any material, be it cloth, silk, felt, construction paper or cardboard. Each should be in one of the seven colors of the prism, and of the same size. Now sit quietly and begin with breathing exercises. Correct breathing is a significant part of psychic development.

Sit at a table with the colored items spread before you, close your eyes and shuffle them. Then, select one color and with your eyes closed, hold it between your hands, palm to palm. Concentrate on the material and visualise (not guess) the colour.

Does it feel warm or cool? Do your palms or fingers tingle? Hold it against your forehead and cheek. Any different reaction? When you feel you know the color, open your eyes and check. If you are wrong, do not worry.

Make a note of your choice. Take a sheet of paper and draw three columns. Column one is for 'color'. Write the actual color you find yourself holding. Column two is headed 'sense'.

In that column, write the color you thought you held. Column three is 'sensations'. Write down your reactions here. The chart below shows how this is to be done.

COLOR SENSATION CHART

For example, you may feel a color cool and vaguely unpleasant. Write down anything you feel even if it does not seem necessarily applicable to a color. Put the previous color back with the rest and again close your eyes and shuffle them. Go through the same procedure for at least 10 minutes and then check your results.

Do not be disappointed if you do not judge the right color. A close is as good as correct (e.g., if the color was red and you thought it was orange). Examine the sensations. The red end of the color scale is the hot end; the blue is the cold. Red will stimulate, while blue will calm.

Let us examine the results of a test conducted on school-going children in England. They were shown fabrics of different colors and asked to write down their feelings about these colors. This was the result:

COLOR SENSATION CHART Color Sense Sensations Red Red Warm, love Green Violet Pleasant, cool Blue Green Cool, trees Red Orange Heat, danger

Red: Danger, anger, fire, love, thirst, meanness, hate

Orange: Woods, autumn, warmth, kindness, fire

Yellow: Summer, sleep, gladness, light, Easter, sickness

Green: Cool, nice, flowers, ocean, picnic, reading, snakes

Blue: Water, cool, laziness, home, frost, lonely

Indigo: Soft, gentle, sweet, prayers

Violet: Sadness, church, love, warmth

From this list you may find certain parallels with your own perception. It is interesting to observe one or two seeming contradictions in the list. For example, red stimulates both love and hate; yellow both gladness and sickness.

Traditional associations

In the metaphysical world, colors have certain traditional associations. It is useful to know these associations for psychic development. These associations are:

Red: Strength, health, vigour, sexual love, danger, charity

Orange: Encouragement, adaptability, stimulation, attraction, plenty, kindness

Yellow: Persuasion, charm, confidence, jealousy, joy, comfort

Green: Finance, fertility, luck, energy, charity, growth

Blue: Tranquillity, understanding, patience, health, truth, devotion, sincerity

Indigo: Changeability, impulsiveness, depression, ambition, dignity

Violet: Tension, power, sadness, piety, sentimentality

Second exercise

The transitional period between waking and sleeping is the 'hypnogogic' state; between sleeping and waking is the 'hypnopompic' state. Either of these states is excellent for psychic experimentation.

Take seven colored pieces of material and place each in a separate window envelope, properly sealed. With the windows facing down, mix them up. Before you go to bed, pick one envelope randomly, and place it under your pillow.

As you are on the point of falling asleep, concentrate your thoughts on the envelope under the pillow, trying to sense the color inside. There is a simple way to do this. Lie on your back with your arms on your sides, raise one hand and forearm (bent at the elbow) straight up in the air.

As you begin to fall asleep your hand and arm will fall back across you, waking you again. At that moment, try to sense the color beneath your pillow. Write it down (however roughly and quickly), then go to sleep.

As soon as you wake up in the morning, again write down the color you sense, along with any sensations, thoughts or feelings associated with it. The color you sense in the hypnopompic state may well be different from what you sense in the hypnogogic state.

Do not worry. List them both. You will need three headings on your recording sheet:

'color' (as seen through the envelope's window in the morning); 'hypnogogic' (falling asleep sensation); and 'hynopompic' (awakening sensation). Put the envelope back with the others and mix them.

Repeat the experiment the next night, and for a total of 21 nights. From this, as well as seeing how well you are able to pick up the colors, you will know which is the better time for you to do your psychic work-evening or morning.

Third exercise

A simple, yet effective ESP test can be done using 12 playing cards. From a deck of

regular playing cards take out the eight, nine and ten of clubs; eight, nine and ten of spades; eight, nine and ten of hearts; and the eight, nine and ten of diamonds (these are

the 12 cards bearing the largest number of pips-most useful for differentiating between red and black, which you are going to do).

Shuffle these 12 cards and then put them, face down, in a row on the table in front of you. Now, going from left to right, try to sense whether each card is red or black. Do not concern yourself with the actual suit or the value.

You may find it helpful to gently lay your fingertips on the back of each card or, perhaps, to hold the palm of your hand over it. Write down your guesses (senses).

Then turn the cards over and see how correct you are. Shuffle the cards and repeat the experiment. Always work from left to right.

Do it 10 times, keeping score of your results. Since there are only two possible answers

to

each guess, expect an average of six correct each run, for chance.

If

chance alone is at work, you will have approximately 60 correct in 10 sessions. If,

however, you find you have considerably more than 60 correct (or considerably less), then ESP is at work.

For example, if you have 73 correct, the odds are 20 to one against chance; 78 correct and the odds are 100 to one against chance. Of course, the more times you go through this exercise, the more accurate a picture you will get. Here are the odds for various run throughs:

Number of runs Chance

Score Good (20:1 against chance) Excellent (100:1 aginst chance)

10

60 73 78

20

120 144 152

30

180 215 222

40

240 286 295

50

300 356 365

Fourth exercise

Radiesthesia, the use of a pendulum for metaphysical purposes, can be extremely effective. Try this simple exercise.

Cut a strip of white paper or cardboard, approximately 12 inches long and one inch wide. Color one end of the strip red, about two inches of it will do, and the other end blue.

A two-inch section in the centre should be colored yellow. If you have a pendulum, it is

fine. If not, making one is easy. Virtually any weight at the end of a string will do. A favourite is to loop a length of silk ribbon through a ring. Even a needle at the end of a thread will do. A neck pendant on a fine chain is another possibility. The length of the thread/string/chain should be 7-10 inches. Hold the chain between the thumb and the forefinger in such a way that, with the elbow resting on the table, the pendulum is suspended just above the table's surface.

(Some radiesthesiatists suggest keeping the arm in the air, with the elbow off the table. Resting the elbow is certainly less tiring.)

Use the right hand if right-handed, the left if left-handed. Hold the pendulum so that it

is suspended over the centre of the red section of your strip of paper as it lies on the

table. Hold the chain still; do not consciously swing the pendulum. Do not grip it too tightly. Now, concentrate your thoughts on the color red. See a ball of red light at the end of the strip of paper. See it encompassing the pendulum.

You will soon notice that the pendulum is starting to swing. It will swing more and more strongly, moving in a circle, clockwise about the red area. When it is swinging well, move your arm across so that the pendulum is now suspended over the blue end. Now, try to see a blue ball of light encompassing the pendulum. You will probably be surprised to find that the pendulum will slow, stop, and start to swing again in the opposite, counterclockwise direction.

As often as you change ends, and color concentrations, so will the pendulum change directions. If you stop it and then hold it over the centre, and imagine yellow, it will swing backward and forward along the line of the strip of paper.

You will get the same reactions from the pendulum if, instead of simply imagining the appropriate colors, you concentrate your thoughts on those things that are associated with the colors (see traditional associations).

Over red, think of strength, health and vigour. Over blue, think of tranquillity, understanding, and devotion. Over yellow, envision attraction, charm and confidence.

Fifth exercise

Psychokinesis (PK) is the movement of material objects without physical contact. To demonstrate the pressures applied in PK, we can perform a simple exercise using an animate object… a person.

You need a minimum of three persons for this exercise. On one side of the room sits a person (or group) we will call A. On the other side of the room sits another person (or group) we call B. A toss of coin decides which person or group will be red or blue.

For the first run, let us say that A is red and B is blue. Now, bring in the person who has been outside while the coin was tossed. Have him or her stand in the centre of the room, at ease, with the legs slightly apart. Let us call this person X.

Groups A and B must now concentrate their thoughts on their respective colors. With eyes closed, they should see themselves surrounded by red or blue light and should see it extending out to touch X.

If there are several people, so that you have a group rather than individuals, then let one or two of each group concentrate on the traditional associations, rather than on the actual color. What will (or should) happen now is that X will find him/herself being drawn towards the red group in this first run, A-and repelled by the blue group.

X probably becomes aware of feelings of warmth and love coming from the red group;

coldness from the blue. Do this experiment a number of times, flipping a coin each

time to determine who will be red or blue. You will find that X will be far more frequently drawn to red than to blue. Question X after each run and record the reactions.

Sixth exercise

A simple exercise can be done using a cork ball. Tie a length of thread to a pin and

then push the pin into the cork ball. Hang the ball so that it is free on all sides. Point your forefinger at the suspended ball, as close as you can without actually touching it, and concentrate your thoughts on the color blue.

Feel the blue all about you; see it around and even within your body. Direct it down your arm and out of your finger. As you direct out the blue, you should see the cork ball move away from your finger. Concentrate on red, and the cork ball will swing towards you, actually hitting the tip of your finger. Experiment with other colors.

Seventh exercise

Clairaudience is the ability to hear psychically. It may be accompanied by clairvoyance, but not necessarily so. How do we hear colour? Through music. Color and music share common terms. We speak of tone, pitch, intensity and volume, for both arts.

Chromatic is another common word. There is a psychological phenomenon whereby certain people subconsciously see colors in sounds. This is known as color synesthesia.

Color can even be brought about by sound. In Los Angeles Times (December 3, 1948) there was an Associated Press report on a machine known as Auroratone, invented by an Englishman named Cecil Stokes. Musical vibrations were registered on a sensitised emulsion and photographed by a movie camera.

A different pattern of color was created in the emulsion by each individual note. When

projected, accompanied by the music, the result was a glorious series of color patterns

subtly changing with the mood of the music. More recently, a color organ has been developed by Thomas Douglas Jones.

The Chromaton produces coloured light as it plays. Sir Issac Newton related colours to the diatonic scale: C = red; D = orange; E = green; G = blue; A = indigo; B = violet.

Slow music is generally associated with the blue end of the scale, and fast music with the red end. An interesting exercise of clairaudience can be performed using a large conch shell. We are all familiar with sounds of the sea that can be heard by holding such a shell close to the ear.

Sit comfortably, back straight after doing some breathing exercises, and hold the shell to your ear. You will first hear the familiar rushing sound but, if you concentrate, you may become aware of a subtle musical background.

Concentrate and try to bring it out. In clairaudience a shell is often used by a developing medium to spark the initial contact and to focus the voice(s) being heard. If you can also pick up a musical accompaniment, as it were, then you can glean additional, useful information based on the tempo and pitch of the music, together with any repeated, emphasised, individual notes.

This is not easy to do. You might take heart from the fact that some years ago, F. Karwoski and Henry S. Odbert conducted a study with 148 people, testing color response to music. Of these, 60 per cent did get a response of some kind (40 per cent of these actually saw colors).

If you get that sort of response then, again refer to the traditional associations. These are some simple exercises in psychic development associated with colour. Color can be a useful tool in enhancing our psychic faculties.

Always go through the breathing exercises before any experiment. In fact, it certainly will not hurt you to do a complete color meditation each time! And remember…practice makes perfect.

COLOR BREATHING EXERCISE

If possible, meditate before an open window. If not, let a white electric incandescent light shine on you. If you prefer to meditate in low light or darkness, still follow these instructions using the white light as a preliminary.

Sit comfortably, relaxing the body as much as possible, without allowing the spine to curve. Following exercises can help you to loosen tight muscles:

Allow the head to fall forward on the chest. Breathe deeply in and out three times. Return to the upright position. Allow the head to tip fully backward. Breathe deeply in and out three times. Return to the upright position.

Tip the head as far as possible to the left. Breathe in and out three times. Return to the upright position. Tip the head as far as possible to the right. Breathe in and out three times. Return to the upright position.

Allow the head to fall forward, then move it in a circle, counterclockwise, three times. Repeat the last exercise, moving the head clockwise three times. Return to the upright position. Breathe in slowly and fully, through the right nostril (hold the left one closed), feeling the stomach balloon out as you do so.

Hold it a moment, then exhale slowly through the mouth, flattening the stomach. This exercise removes the stale air from the lungs. Repeat the last exercise, breathing in slowly, through the left nostril, and exhaling through the right nostril. Both these exercises need to be done three times.

Now, with your body breathing normally but deeply, concentrate your thoughts till you can imagine your whole body encased in a globe of white light. Feel the luminous energy charging your whole body. After a few moments, visualise the light gradually turning to red. As it turns red, see it acquire a cone shape, the tip directing at your perineum chakra (Muladhar).

As you continue to breathe deeply, see and feel the red light flow into the perineum area. When you feel that you have absorbed all that you can, see the all-encompassing globe of white return. Next, let the white give way to a cone of orange.

The point of the cone is directed at the suprarenal (Swadhisthan). Again, as you breathe deeply, feel the orange light pour down the cone into your whole body. Continue working through all the chakras, drawing all their respective colours into you. End with the all-encompassing white light.

If you find it difficult to envision the different colours, set up a chart where you can see them in front of you. A glance at the chart sets the required colour in your mind. You will now enter a state of deep meditation. You will experience tremendous peace of mind.

If you prefer to meditate in dim light, draw the blinds over the window or switch off the white light. At the end of the meditation period, before returning to the original state, imagine yourself encompassed in the globe of white light.

It is recommended that loose clothing be worn during meditationsuch as a CM (color meditation) robe. We have learnt about the association of colors with the chakras and the desirability of stimulating these colours/chakras.

This can be accomplished simply by wearing a robe designed for color meditation. Any refinement in shape can be made to suit your whims, but do not make it tight. The material should be pure white.

In addition, you need a loose head-covering of the same color. This hat should come down to cover the space between the eyes, where the third eye is located. Roll up the front portion of the robe and cut large circles (six inches in diameter) to coincide with the chakra positions.

Fill in these holes with circles of coloured material (same material as the robe. Prefer silk although linen would do as well). The colours corresponding to the chakra colors/positions are: red for the perineum (Muladhar chakra); orange for the suprarenal (Swadhisthan).

The color yellow is for the lyden (Manipura); green for the thymus (Heart/Anahata); blue for the thyroid (Vishuddha).The color indigo for the pineal (Ajna/third eye) (on the hat point); and violet for the pituitary or crown (Sahasrara).

Do not sew the coloured circles on to the uncut robe. Cut out the white circles first, so that the colored circles go right through. You can later use the cut white circles as a pattern for the colored robe.

An alternative to the circles is to use whole bands of color going right around the robe. Avoid wearing anything underneath the CM robe to eliminate any interference between the colors and the body.

the robe. Avoid wearing anything underneath the CM robe to eliminate any interference between the colors

'Festive Edible's 'Rainbow Pastas'

Posted by Bea

Edible's 'Rainbow Pastas' Posted by Bea I wanted to share some of my recipes for pasta's

I wanted to share some of my recipes for pasta's with a bit of

festive flare to them. It's simple but elegant to make something from

the heart and give them as part of a gift basket for family and friends.

I think something made with love is much more appreciated by most.

Every year I do something a little different, because it makes me

feel good to get out of my own space and be doing something for

those I love and care about, who frankly love to eat what I make too.

I start out with a very basic pasta recipe:

1 2/3 cup of flour,

(*I use half and half

all

white, but one is called strong flour and the

other is called cream flour. In the states its a bread flour and a cake flour

basically. Many also use semolina, I don't)

1 tablespoon of good extra virgin olive oil

2 med. eggs

(*Note: add a bit of water as needed to get the dough ball incorporated.)

Now that's the basic dough. You need to knead it for about five min.s or

so to get it smooth and silky, it becomes elastic and stops sticking to itself.

Lightly rub dough ball with some olive oil and put it in a plastic bag and let

dough rest for about 20 mins. Then lightly knead for just a few mins.

Use flour on the surface your kneading on, but use it very sparingly. I also

lightly dust my pasta sheets before putting them through the pasta machine.

I use a pasta machine, but you can roll your pasta out to the thickness you

want for noodles, ravioli, or lasagna, and cut with a sharp knife.

Pasta machines don't have to cost much, mine was cheap, but does the job.

You can cook pasta immediately, or like I do, hang the noodles from a noodle drying

rack, I use my fold up cloths drying rack and put paper towels over the rails

and then drape noodles till dry.

Here are just a few ideas I used in the picture:

1. Roasted yellow bell pepper puree, with Mediterranean sea salt with lemon zest.

*You simply add about 2-3 tablespoons of the puree, and about 1/2 teaspoon of the

specialty salt. I also added 1 tablespoon of finely minced fresh thyme from the garden.

I ground the large crystals of salt in my mortar and pestle so it would blend more

evenly. I add this mixture to my eggs before I add eggs, herbs, and puree to the flour.

Again adjust the addition of just literally cap fulls of water at a time till the dough ball incorporates well.

2. 2-3 tablespoons of carrot puree, 1teaspoon of lightly toasted fennel seed, again

ground to a powder.

3. 2-3 tablespoons of dark red beet puree, and 1 tablespoon of minced fresh rosemary.

4. 2 tablespoons of good rich tomato paste, and 1 tablespoon of dried basil, I like the

dried basil as opposed to fresh which tends to not work quite as well.

Those are just a few ideas, you can do anything you can think of really.

Enjoy!

which tends to not work quite as well. Those are just a few ideas, you can

Ascension

Posted by hippie chic

What Is Ascension & How Does It Work?

Ascension in its simplest terms is altering consciousness from one level to another. In other words, ascension is the process of expanding beliefs that make up the base level of consciousness, to the point that a new reality is manifest.

Consciousness is after all comprised of the beliefs, thoughts, actions, and choices that form the tapestry of reality. When consciousness expands, elevates, and changes, reality cannot help but change in response. Ascension is elevating consciousness into a new dimension of experience.

It’s different from spiritual growth which is about tuning into the spiritual realms beyond the physical… Where Ascension is moving into a higher vibrational dimension.

Still, the question remains…

How Do We Ascend?

Ultimately, we are all one… We’re all one with each other, and one with the Divine. This is supreme consciousness…

Ascension is the process of clearing and releasing the emotional blockages, thoughts, and beliefs that limit us from experiencing the fullness of supreme consciousness. By transmuting lower vibrational expressions like anger, judgement, guilt, shame, and greed into compassion, we are able to balance the dense and shadow parts of ourselves.

We learn to appreciate and honor the role dense feelings, emotions, and even other people play in teaching us the lessons of duality. This awareness neutralizes the power of the dense, and empowers us to expand our individual base level of consciousness to a new height.

By clearing that which blocks us from realizing the full extent of love, oneness, and compassion that is supreme consciousness, we become more present, more aware, and more loving and compassionate ourselves. When this inner shift happens, outer reality shifts as well to reflect and mirror the inner base consciousness change.

Consciousness manifests across infinite multiple and parallel dimensions and when you shift your consciousness in the present (through beliefs, thoughts, and actions), a HUGE ripple of change and ascension mirrors out through everything.

By clearing blockages, integrating fears, and aligning with a new level of joy, love, compassion, and oneness, a shift in consciousness happens… Ascension happens.

Ascension as a process works on multi-dimensions, layers and scales. For us each, Mind, body, and spirit are interconnected, and so a change and action on one layer affects the others. And as we are all interconnected through supreme consciousness, a change I make in my consciousness, impacts yours and vice versa.

In this way, the ascension of an individual creates a ripple effect triggering awakening, a shift in consciousness and ascension that reaches everyone and everything.

This is where the tipping effect comes into play. As more and more individuals consciously ascend, and begin to create positive inner shifts that are mirrored in the physical… The ripple effect goes to work and begins awakens and trigger this shift in consciousness that is ascension for all.

Again, ascension is closely tied with clearing fears, limitations, and densities… This can be done consciously through ascension practices, commitment, and focus… Or it can be forced, and triggered by external factors, outside experiences, and events. The Mechanics of Ascension

The process of ascension in its most simple terms is choosing love over fear. It is tipping the scale in your personal consciousness, to a level of increased light over dark. This increase in light and love shifts the base level of consciousness within you, and as mentioned above, the effects of this ripple out far and wide, spanning past, present, future, multi-dimensions, and is mirrored back to you by all of reality.

The Mechanics of consciously progressing on the Ascension Process goes essentially this:

You make the choice and set the intention to ascend. You become aware of the areas of your consciousness where fear is held and needs to be cleared.

A lesson manifests in your life as your previously held beliefs, and fear energy comes

forward to be released through experience. This may be emotional, it may manifest as

physical pain energy, or may trigger an external event for you to learn from.

You experience your life lesson in whatever form it takes, and move through the fear

in whatever way it has manifest in your mind, body, or spirit.

You learn the lesson, face your fear, and really feel the lower vibrational feelings associated and integrate the lower vibrational emotions that have manifest as a result.

You integrate the lessons delivered from your past fear; you release it along with the corresponding vibrations of dense emotion that have come up for you to release.

This release creates a void that you invite light into. This increase in light catapults you into experiencing the higher vibrational emotions like love, peace, gratitude, compassion and joy.

You feel and experience increased light. This may manifest as tingling sensation, a feeling of a blanket of love, a heart opening, and a bliss-filled explosion of Divine light energy throughout your body, mind, spirit and continuing out far beyond.

You forgive the other people tied to your past fear and lesson… You feel gratitude and compassion for their role, and honor their part as well as yours in the process. Gratitude, love and compassion create further expansion within your energy. Your physical body begins to shift from carbon-based to crystalline, allowing more light into your being. Implants, past patterns, and beliefs related to the lesson and fear are balanced and transformed. More of your DNA awakens and realigns with continued work. The level of light you are able to hold increases.

You align with a new level of love, acceptance, and balance… Honoring and accepting the role of everything, light, dark, and otherwise. A new fear, or lesson is revealed.

As you continue to move through these steps, you ascend through your experience as guided by your heart. Your fears are manifesting through your experiences as life lessons, and you are integrating densities, releasing blockages, and aligning with increased light as you continue to ascend.

As more and more awaken, and progress through ascension, a new consciousness emerges… A new paradigm of life on earth is created within the old, and an ascended way of experiencing reality opens, allowing you to continue to lift higher.

All of life is an ascension teacher and as your consciousness is raised, all experience and life is valued.

A new level of harmony, synchronicity, and understanding unfolds as you move through the ascension process and actually shift, or ascend into a higher dimension of experience.

50 Uses for Essential Oils

Posted by Madame Butterfly

There are seemingly endless choices when it comes to buying essential oils and for every oil, there are at least a dozen uses. From blends to the basics, here we’ll give you some great ideas for just what to do with that impressive collection growing in your cabinet. Around the House

1. Boost Cleaning Power of natural household cleansers with Orange, Lemon, or

Grapefruit oil.

2. Deodorize Your Fridge with Lime, Grapefruit, Bergamont, or Lemongrass after

cleaning or added to baking soda box

3. Freshen Trash Bins with Geranium, Grapefruit, or Lemon oil sprinkled into baking

soda. Shake mixture into the bottom of cans and refresh as needed.

4. Deter Flying Insects with Peppermint, Lavender, Citronella, Lemongrass, or

Rosemary oil around windows and doors

5. Disinfect Your Dish Sponge with Lemon oil between uses.

6. Freshen Bathrooms with Lemon, Grapefruit, Lavender, Rosemary, or Geranium oil in

a diffuser.

7. Eliminate Lingering Food Odor with Clove, Cinnamon, or any citrus oil added to pots

of simmering water

8. Infuse Your Shoes with Geranium, Basil, or Lavender oil to keep foot odor at bay.

9. Neutralize Pet Odor with Geranium, Lavender, or Lemon oil. Mix ten to twenty drops

of essential oil in a small spray bottle filled with apple cider vinegar. Shake well before

each use.

10. Refresh Carpets with Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, or Peppermint oil added to baking soda. Sprinkle mixture into carpet, let sit for at least 15 minutes, then vacuum up.

11. Dissolve Stubborn Substances like wax, oil, chewing gum, or glue with Lemon oil.

12. Scrub Sinks with a mixture of Bergamot and Lime oils diluted in water.

13. Scent Your Vacuum Bag by dousing a cotton ball with your favorite essential oil and

dropping it into the vacuum bag or filter.

14. Wash Fruit and preserve its freshness with Grapefruit oil.

15. Repel Spiders and Rodents by spraying Peppermint oil mixed in water around

windows and doors. Douse a cotton ball with Peppermint oil and stuff into corners of

windows where spiders may be able to enter. Use the same method anywhere you think rodents might be able to access your home.

16. Neutralize Paint Odor with 10 ml of Peppermint oil added to a can of fresh paint.

17. Scent Your Bath Towels by sprinkling a dozen or so drops of a favorite oil onto a

small piece of terry cloth and toss it in the dryer with clean towels.

18. Remove Mites from Bedding with a few drops of Eucalyptus oil mixed with water

and added to the washing machine. Aromatherapy

19. Add Aroma to Your Fireplace by applying ten or so drops of essential oil to a dry log.

Allow the oil to permeate the wood for at least a couple of days before burning.

20. Transform a Candle by adding a few drops of essential oil to the hot melted wax

near the wick after the candle has been burning for a few minutes.

21. Freshen the Air by adding twenty drops of your favorite oil to a small spray bottle

filled with water. Spray as desired and always remember to shake well before each use.

22. Lighten the Mood in a room with Lavender, Rose, Ylang Ylang, Roman Chamomile,

or Orange oil added to a diffuser.

23. Relax Your Mind and Body by adding Chamomile, Lavender, Bergamot, or

Cedarwood oil to your bath water.

24. Scent Your Whole Home with your favorite essential oil or blend of oils sprinkled

onto the new furnace filter each month.

25. Remove Lingering Smoke Odor with Eucalyptus, Rosemary, and Tea Tree diluted in

water in a small spray bottle. Shake before each use

26. Stay Alert while driving or studying by inhaling the scent of any combination of

Sage, Frankincense, Lemon, Peppermint, Lemongrass, and/or Basil oils.

27. Unwind After a Hard Day by dropping Basil, Grapefruit, or Peppermint oil into a

candle-powered oil burner.

28. Invigorate Your Office with Ylang Ylang, Basil, Orange, or Jasmine oil added to a

diffuser.

29. Create a Relaxing Environment in your break room or lobby using Chamomile,

Lavender, Bergamot, or Cedarwood in a diffuser.

30. Scent Letters and Cards with fragrant essential oils that complement a holiday or

special occasion.

31. Liven Up Silk Flowers with a matching floral essential oil. Mix oil with water in a

small spray bottle, shake well, and apply to flowers. Refresh as needed. Health and Healing

32. Cure Nausea with Ginger or Nutmeg oil. Rub a few drops on soles of feet and relax

until nausea passes.

33. Soak Sore Feet in Peppermint oil added to an Epsom salt foot bath.

34. Bolster Your Immune System with Oregano oil rubbed on the bottoms of feet.

35. Relieve Menstrual Cramps with one part Clary Sage, Basil, or Rosemary oil mixed

with four parts carrier oil. Massage into abdomen and cover with a warm compress for

fifteen minutes. Repeat as needed.

36. Soothe a Headache by mixing two drops each of Peppermint, Eucalyptus, and

Lavender oil per six drops of carrier oil. Massage into temples, behind ears, on back of

neck, across forehead, and under nose for quick relief.

37. Open Your Airways by inhaling the vapor of Eucalyptus and Lavender oils mixed

with a carrier oil. Rub onto chest before bed for a better night’s sleep.

38. Avoid Germs While Traveling by packing a small spray bottle containing equal parts

Cinnamon, Clove, Eucalyptus, Lemon, and Rosemary oils diluted in water. Shake well before each use.

39. Stop Hair Loss with Burdock Root, Ginger, Hops flower, Lavender, Rosemary,

Thyme, or Yarrow oils mixed with a carrier. Add to shampoo bottle, shake well, and

give your scalp a nice massage while washing your hair.

40. Detoxify Your Body by soaking in a warm Epsom salt bath infused with Rosemary

and Juniper oils.

41. Disinfect Cuts and Scrapes with Lavender or Tea Tree oil. Dilute one-to-one in a

carrier oil for those with sensitive skin.

42. Reduce Fever by adding equal parts Sage, Frankincense, and either Peppermint,

Eucalyptus, Pine, or Rosemary oil to a bath. Add the same oils to lukewarm water and

sponge onto feverish skin.

43. Relieve Tension by massaging a few drops of Lavender oil under the ear just

behind the jaw, into temples, and over stiff neck muscles.

44. Relax Tired Muscles with Eucalyptus, Sage, and Basil oils added to a warm Epsom

salt bath.

45. Say “Goodnight” to Insomnia by sprinkling Chamomile and Lavender oils onto your pillow. Add several drops of both oils to a cotton ball and keep near your head while resting.

46. Loosen Stiff Joints with a couple of drops Wintergreen, Juniper, or Vetiver oil

mixed with about a teaspoon of carrier oil. Gently massage into achy joints.

47. Protect Skin from Sunburn by mixing one part Myrrh oil, one part Carrot oil, and

two parts Jojoba oil. Apply liberally for sun protection equivalent to SPF 30. Aromatherapy for Your Auto

48. Deodorize Upholstery with Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, or Ylang

Ylang oil in baking soda. Dust on, let set for a few minutes, then vacuum off.

49. Air Condition- Air Freshen by clipping a cotton ball in front of an air vent and

adding a few drops of your favorite oil.

50. Have a Little Fun. Cut two identical pine trees out of green felt and another out of

paperboard. Glue felt to both sides of paperboard and hang from your rear-view mirror. Scent with pine oil and refresh as needed.

Source: naturallivingideas.com

Citrus Candles

Posted by Rev. Carol A. Ingle (Raven)

How about some Citrus Candles?

Hollowed-out lemons become fragrant yellow cups for candles. Using a serrated knife and small ice-cream scoop, remove pulp from lemon halves.

Wash and dry lemon shells, then insert a votive candle into each one.

(try and find a citrus scented yellow candle or use a vanilla colored candle).

Pour rock salt around candles to add sparkle.

and find a citrus scented yellow candle or use a vanilla colored candle). Pour rock salt

50 Uses for Essential Oils

Posted by Madame Butterfly

According to Dr. Bruce Fife, certified nutritionist and naturopathic doctor, coconut oil gently elevates the metabolism, provides a higher level of energy and vitality, protects you from illness, and speeds healing. As a bonus, coconut oil improves any dog’s skin and coat, improves digestion, and reduces allergic reactions.

Fed regularly to pets, coconut oil may have multiple benefits:

Skin Conditions

Clears up skin conditions such as eczema, flea allergies, contact dermatitis,and itchy skin Reduces allergic reactions and improves skin health Makes coats become sleek and glossy, and deodorizes doggy odor Prevents and treats yeast and fungal infections, including candida Disinfects cuts and promotes wound healing Applied topically, promotes the healing of cuts, wounds, hot spots, dry skin and hair, bites and stings

Digestion

Improves digestion and nutrient absorption Aids healing of digestive disorders like inflammatory bowel syndrome and colitis Reduces or eliminates bad breath in dogs Aids in elimination of hairballs and coughing

Immune System, Metabolic Function, Bone Health

Contains powerful antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal agents that prevent infection and disease Regulates and balance insulin and promotes normal thyroid function Helps prevent or control diabetes Helps reduce weight, increases energy Aids in arthritis or ligament problems

(Personal Note: I started giving my dog a ½ teaspoon of coconut oil daily, and it makes her breath smell fresher.)

Source: Dogsnaturallymagazine.com

Creating a Closer Bond with Your Familiar

Posted by AutumnsLight

Here's another spell I've gathered through out my journey, I really enjoy it.

This rite is designed specifically for cats, but may be employed with any animal you wish to make your familiar spirit. Each night during the cycle of the waxing Moon, until Full, sit closely with the animal. Arrange it so that you are both facing towards the raising Moon. Stroke your cat firmly, but with love, until he or she begins to purr or to relax. Align your own breathing with the purr, or in the case of a creature other than a feline friend, align your breathing with that of the animal. Continue to do this each night at moonrise. When the Moon is at full, your will shall be as one with that of your familiar. You shall see through its eyes, and it will see through yours. Your thoughts shall be as one, and you will share a single heart.

Repeat when you feel the need to :)

see through yours. Your thoughts shall be as one, and you will share a single heart.

Crockpot Kettle Chili

Posted by Rev. Carol A. Ingle (Raven)

Crockpot Kettle Chili

4

lb. grass fed kettle beef

8

slices smoked bacon

3

Tbs Ancho chili powder or chipotle

3

Tbs red chili powder

2

tsp cumin seed

2

tsp oregano

1

tsp Celtic sea salt (optional)

3

large garlic cloves, minced

1

large onion, minced

2

Tbs lemon juice

2

Tbs olive oil

2

Tbs cornstarch

1

large can crushed tomatoes

Water

Mix together chili powder, cumin, oregano and salt setting aside.

Add oil to skillet and saute garlic and onion until cooked.

Cut bacon slices into 1/2 to 1-inch pieces. Put the bacon and kettle beef into your crockpot.

Add the spice mixture to the meat and toss.

Add tomatoes and lemon juice.

Cook beef on low (200F degrees) for 8 hours.

Mix cornstarch with 1/2 to 2/3 cup water and stir into the chili. Return to heat until

thickened.

Serve alone or over rice.

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