Love Balloon

 

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Say the word LOVE… feel it, play with it, embrace it.  Say the word Beauty…feel it, play with it, embrace it.  Envision a pink balloon in the middle of your heart.  Take deep breaths…BREATHE IN… and every time you breathe in, you breathe in LOVE and BEAUTY.  Now BREATHE OUT….And every time you breathe out, you exhale LoVE and BEAUTY into your space/energy field… filling up the balloon more and more each time.

Breathe in LOVE and BEAUTY…imagine you breathing in pink color (not pink light).  Breathe out  LOVE and BEAUTY…your balloon is getting bigger and bigger as it grows it envelops your body until you are IN this pink balloon.  Breathe in LOVE and BEAUTY… As you Breathe out, you exhale this pink color and it continues to fill your balloon with LOVE and BEAUTY.  With every exhale your balloon grows…it now covers your physical body…as you breathe out it expands to all your bodies (emotional body, mental body, your soul, your spiritual body and your time body).

With each breath, your cells inside are being filled up with pure LOVE and BEAUTY.  With each exhale you add more LOVE and BEAUTY to your life.  Breathe in LOVE and give yourself lot’s of self-love.  Breathe out.. Love into your family and loved ones.  Breathe in Beauty and feel it radiating from the inside out.  Breathe out Beauty, making it easy for you to see the beauty in things.  Inhale LOVE and BEAUTY and as you exhale your pink balloon keeps stretching to encompass your town…state, country, and eventually the whole Earth…keep breathing out LOVE and BEAUTY to everything and everybody.

love picturesMind your breath… keep inhaling and exhaling LOVE and BEAUTY.   Your pink balloon becomes etheral and expandable… to merge with the huge Pink Love balloon of the Universe.  You become lightheartedness…. your heart chakra gracefully opens… your heart gently expands to absorb pure ETERNAL love, beauty, and bliss…   You can feel the LOVE from the Sun, Earth, the Universe, and ETERNAL SPARK (whatever you call god).  Here within the ETERNAL Giant pink Love balloon of the Universe, you are safe, free, sovereign, and your connection to LOVE and BEAUTY are restored, opened, activated, and felt throughout your entire mind, emotions, body, spirit, and soul.  You radiate LoVE and Beauty because you are LOVE and Beauty.  You experience  LOVE and Beauty in your Life because you resonate with LOVE and Beauty in your mind and body.

Sit in this space as long as you wish….connect, pray, affirm, or just feel.

….When you are ready, Visualize the balloon merger expand and transcend into space…leaving a behind a beautiful pink loving glow all over space… the Universe, Sun, Moon, the stars, and Earth… all over You and your loved ones.    You are now attuned to the frequencies of LOVE and BEAUTY.  When you go along your day try to find the LOVE and Beauty in things you will encounter, your job, kids, family, you…etc….especially in the things considered unpleasing.  Bring in more LOVE and Beauty in those places in your life that you feel are lacking.   Practice seeing yourself as a more lovable person and treating those around you in a loving manner.  Consciously decide to focus on LOVE and Beauty and let them reign in your Life.        *Blessed Be*

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Beltane Activities

 

 

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  • Spells to ensure abundance, prosperity, protection, love, and conservation
  • Gather the first wild herbs of the season
  • Go to the woods or fields to gather wild flowers
  • Go on a picnic
  • Wash your face in dew at sunrise for beauty in the coming year
  • Braid your hair in flowers
  • Get your hair wet in the rain for blessings
  • Go A -Maying and make love in the woods or outside your home
  • Commune with the faeries/devas or nature spirits
  • Divination of all sorts
  • Decorate your house with flowers
  • Bless the waters around your land or collect water for future use in a spell
  • Make May bowl drink
  • Eat oatmeal or dairy foods
  • Prepare a May basket by filling it with flowers and goodwill and then give it to someone in need of healing and caring, such as a shut-in or elderly friend.
  • Form a wreath of freshly picked flowers, wear it in your hair, and feel yourself radiating joy and beauty.
  • Dress in bright colors.
  • Make windsocks
  • Dance the Maypole and feel yourself balancing the Divine Female and Male within
  • On May Eve, bless your garden in the old way by making love with your lover in it.
  • Make a wish as you jump a bonfire or candle flame for good luck.  (Fire Spell)
  • Make a wish and tie a ribbon to a tree. (Air spell)
  • Charge your crystals.  Look up best stones to charge during this time.
  • Create Sacred Water and charge under sunlight.
  • Recharge amulets, crystals, magickal trinkets and creations under sunlight.
  • Connect to the Sun
  • Call on the power/energy of LIFE to places in our lives and parts of us that need growth, life, and for things to flourish…goals, dreams, visions… DREAM BIG, EMBRACE JOY, EXPECT GREAT!
  • Welcome in the May at dawn with singing and dancing.

 

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Beltane

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Beltane is the last of the three Spring fertility festivals.  Most commonly it is held on April 30 but sometimes on May 01.  Beltane is a fire festival that represents the peak of Spring and the beginning of Summer. It celebrates fertility of the coming year.  Celtic festivals often tied in with the needs of the community. In spring time, at the beginning of the farming calendar, everybody would be hoping for a fruitful year for their families and fields.

Beltane and Samhain are the two greatest festivals of the solar year.  They both are celebrations of life and death… at Samhain emphasis on death and at Beltane the emphasis is on LIFE.  LOVE is in the Air!  Earth energies are at their strongest and most active. All of life is bursting with potent fertility and at this point in the Wheel of the Year, the potential becomes conception. On May Eve the sexuality of life and the earth is at its peak. Abundant fertility, on all levels, is the central theme. It is about sexuality and sensuality, passion, vitality and joy. And about conception. A brilliant moment in the Wheel of the Year to bring ideas, hopes and dreams into action. And have some fun…..Being a fertility festival sexual pleasures were common often occurring outside on the Land to bless fields, herds, and homes. May Bowl was the beverage of choice, a punch (wine or non-alcoholic) made of Sweet Woodruff blossoms.

maypoleThe Maypole is an important element to Beltane festivities, it is a tall pole decorated with long brightly colored ribbons, leaves, flowers and wreaths. Young maidens and lads each hold the end of a ribbon, and dance revolving around the base of the pole, interweaving the ribbons. The circle of dancers should begin, as far out from the pole as the length of ribbon allows, so the ribbons are pulled tight. There should be an even number of boys & girls. Boys should be facing clockwise and girls counterclockwise. They each move in the direction that they are facing, weaving with the next, around to braid the ribbons over-and-under around the pole. Those passing on the inside will have to duck, those passing on the outside raise their ribbons to slide over. As the dances revolve around the pole the ribbons will weave creating a pattern, it is said that the pattern will indicate the abundance of harvest year.

The Maypole dance is an important aspect of encouraging the return of fertility to the earth….it’s symbolism.  It’s not just an insinuation of  sex (the union of male and female which creates new life) but also is the connector of the three worlds. Dancing the Maypole during Beltane is magical experience as it is a conduit of energy, connecting all three worlds at a time when these gateways are more easily penetrable. As people happily dance around and around the pole holding the brightly colored ribbons, the energy it raises is sent down into the earth’s womb, bringing about Her full awakening and fruitfulness.

bonfire beltaneFire is still the most important element of most Beltane celebrations and there are many traditions associated with it. It is seen to have purifying qualities which cleanse and revitalize. People leap over the Beltane fire to bring good fortune, fertility (of mind, body and spirit) and happiness through the coming year.  Beltane rituals would often include courting: for example, young men and women collecting blossoms in the woods and lighting fires in the evening. These rituals would often lead to matches and marriages, either immediately in the coming summer or autumn.  Other festivities involved fire which was thought to cleanse, purify and increase fertility. Cattle were often passed between two fires and the properties of the flame and the smoke were seen to ensure the fertility of the herd.

The three days before and the three days after Beltane are super powerful times for healing work, psychic meditation, and setting intentions/affirmations into motion.  Beltane is a time of divination and communion with Fairy Folk/Nature Spirits.  Long ago the indigenous people saw how the energy that runs through the “ley lines” of the Earth (power points or meridians) gets stronger and more intense at the equinox and solstice and mini-equinox or mini-solstice times. The electromagnetic field of the Earth is intensified, creating a rich atmosphere for tapping into the energy part of your being. . .the spiritual side or psychic side. This aspect of you is more readily available during the three days leading into one of these times and for the three days afterwards.

The May waters were also seen to have magickal influence.  A common Beltane tradition included Rolling in May Eve dew or washing your face in pre-dawn May Day dew for health, luck, beauty.  Also, getting your head and hair wet in Beltane rain to bless the head.  A common practice was Blessing springs, ponds, other sacred waters with flowers, garlands, ribbons, and other offerings.  People would collect sacred waters and scry in sacred springs, wells, ponds, and other waters.

There would be gatherings and exchanges of Flowers and Greens on May Eve, pre-dawn May Day, Beltane.  People would decorate their homes, barns, and other buildings with Green budding branches, including Hawthorn. Yellow flowers such as primrose, rowan, hawthorn, gorse, hazel and marsh marigold were set at doorways and windows.  Making and wearing of garland wreaths of Flowers and/or Greens.  May Baskets were given or placed secretly on doorsteps to friends, shut-ins, lovers, others.  Oatmeal and dairy products was the food of choice during this time also used for offerings to nature spirits or faeries.

beltane32Beltane is a popular time for pagan weddings or Handfastings, a traditional betrothal for ‘a year and a day’ after which the couple would either choose to stay together or part without recrimination. Today, the length of commitment is a matter of choice for the couple, and can often be for life. Handfasting ceremonies are often unique to the couple, but include common elements, most importantly the exchange of vows and rings (or a token of their choice). The act of handfasting always involves tying the hands Handfasting (‘tying the knot’) of the two people involved, in a figure of eight, at some point in the ceremony and later unbinding. This is done with a red cord or ribbon. Tying the hands together symbolizes that the two people have come together and the untying means that they remain together of their own free will.

However, in addition to sexual fertility, Beltane is also about abundance, in many forms. Don’t just focus on material gains… it’s about the growth of the earth and its bounty, and it’s about increasing your own spiritual and emotional wealth.  Overall, it is a good time for celebration, play, creative activity, and real “magic.”

 

 

What is God?

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All cultures have their own deities whom they have worshiped from the beginning of time.  There are so many different beliefs and cultures out there which have been implanted on society from so long ago that we just repeat them like myths without us ever really Knowing them and who they Really are.  It’s like this show I used to watch.  Most of the show is about this one prophecy that has been around in caves from the beginning of time.  It is really important and revelant to their lives.  Well, when it came time for the prophecy to be fulfilled, the truth was exposed that the whole time it had been made up by the “bad guys” for their own hidden agenda.  What a shock to find out that the story you have been told your whole life has been a lie.

When you hold a ritual, perform any magick work, make affirmations or prayers I advise to only use and work with the energies, guides, and deities that you work with and are comfortable with on a regular basis.  Feel out their energies first before you start calling upon deities or guides.  Ask for the real “__________”(whatever the name of the deity or guide is).  There are imposers out there who pretend to be the real thing but are not.  Test the waters first before diving in.   Always know what you’re getting yourself into because they don’t always have your best interest in mind.  Research as much as you can about it too before making your conclusion.

spiritualHonestly, most of these deities, gods, masters and so on are just aliens, astral beings, or anti-love, anti-life entities who claim to be something they are not whom don’t really have our best interest in mind because they have their own secret agenda. When in reality they are stealing your energy and you are inviting and allow them to do so and use you as puppets to do their dirty work and control your life.  Instead I would advise to go within.  You have the connection to that “Eternal Spark“.  That which has a thousand names yet still remains nameless.  Go “within” and not “up” to connect to that Eternal Spark because when you go up you could accidentally connect to some nasty beings instead.  You want to empower yourself not give your power away.  Sure they may know how to pull a rabbit out of their hats and perform a few misleading tricks here or there to have us believe they are “It” but you know better now.

Actually, what you should do is take a moment and ask yourself “What is god?”  What do I believe in?  Try to put aside everything you have been told or taught about who god is and seriously contemplate on what that means to you.  What are your beliefs?  Most deities in every culture share a similar story but with different names or experiences but the bottom line is the same.  It’s basically the same story being recycled from one culture to the next from thousands of years ago.  Question everything..

spiritual amnesiaUse practices to connect but tweak it a little bit to make room for your new belief.  For example,  After you are more clear on what god means to you make up your own name for what you thing god is and use that when you are praying, affirming, calling upon, or connecting to.   Seriously, because when you are calling upon a deity the name will come with attachments.  When you use your name for what you think god is, it will be a more personal, clearer, and direct connection.  In order to make it more powerful and give you the certainty, you have to keep connecting to it and be just like a child, bright eyes who is open to learn.  Keep connecting to strengthen your understanding, relationship, and bond.  You have to build that inner knowing, unless you are already one that knows… xoxo…  That’s how your gonna move mountains and if you have already done it then know that it was you all along who called that into your life, your prayers, your mindset, your power through your mind and focused intention.

Focus on building your own power.  Clear and remove any false gods, entities, beliefs, contracts that you have made with them through all dimensions, realities, space, and time and ask for the void to be replaced with more of your authentic self or your Eternal self.  Love yourself more.  Also, when you invoke beings and call them your “Lords”, “Masters”, or “Gods”, this gives them permission to retain ownership over you.  Don’t call on white light or use any rays because white light is like a Neon light that sends a message to these nasty beings saying “Come and get me I’m over here.  I am inviting you into my field and space.”  Stick with more natural stuff like color.  Use color energy/therapy instead for your visualizations, rituals or healing work.  Trust yourself more.  Connect to the Sun, the Earth or as I call her “Mama Flora” and the Universe.  Connect to you, your inner knowing.

blissHonor life.  Honor your life.  Many religions and practices promise of a perfect place where it is heaven after this life, which are really suicidal beliefs because it makes you uncomfortable being here therefore you no longer want to be here…hint, hint.. You can’t wait to not be here any longer.   When in reality we have to bring the heaven down to Earth not the other way around.  Ask for a day of Heaven on Earth for you and your family.  Ask for it to be a world of  utopia in the world you live in now.  Why should you have to check out of this life to experience a life and world full of utopia and bliss? Our Universe is that of Love, Expansion, and Creative energy.  Ask to connect to it and bring it into your life and our world.

 

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Valentine’s day 2015

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5 Acts of self-love =)

Love….we say it all the time but do we actually know what it means?  Too often we confuse attention for love and when the attention is gone so is the love.  We’ve gone through some things, were raised with pain, and didn’t receive the qualities we needed to set us up for a successful life, sound mind, and a strong heart.   Carrying our old wounds day after day; shoving them deeper and deeper so we don’t have to look at them.  I know…. Unfortunately though, they never go away and the hurt only gets worse….unless, you do something about it.  So instead of spending the energy we are now using to mask the problem, instead try re-directing it towards the solution.  Everybody’s problems are different but the solution is always the same.  LOVE heals all wounds, in time and the best love is our own.  Don’t wait for somebody else to love you because you must first learn to love yourself.heart

  1. Forgiveness:  First and foremost you must forgive yourself before you can forgive those involved.   This may not be a one time thing…it may be something you may mentally have to repeat on a daily basis until you no longer have to.  We can lighten the load a bit when we remove the emotional energy that is tied to it…guilt, anger, disappointment, fear, humiliation…you get the picture.  Whether it’s a simple prayer, affirmations, or using the hoponono technique.  Think about the situation and how it makes or made you feel; once you can put a name on the emotion you clear it by saying these phrases…  “I thank you”, “I love you”, “I bless you”, “Please forgive me”.   Then to bless it just say…”I thank you”, “I bless you”, “I love you”.  Repeat the clearing phrases until you feel at peace about it and then say the blessing phrases until it feels appropriate to stop.  Your body knows… don’t think about it, just do it.
  2. Spend more time doing what you love or makes you happy:  Sounds easy but it is actually one of the hardest things for us adults to do.  We even get mad at our kids when they are overflowing with joy by just doing what makes them happy.  Ironic isn’t it?  What makes you happy?  What would you rather be doing if you didn’t have all these responsibilities or obligations? Got it..good; now give yourself permission to do it. It may be that you have to wake up 15 mins. earlier or give up one of your usual activities or habits for the day, an hour, 15 mins…whatever it may be…for an even better one.  For me personally, it means that I have to incorporate my activities during the day with my kids, being a stay at home mom.  If you get too caught up on waiting for the right opportunity to do something then that time may never come.  Another day escapes you, leaving you to question where the day went and what the heck you spent your time on all day long.  One action sends a ripple effect in our cosmic pool and before you know it you will be magnetizing more and more of them.milk and petals
  3. Pamper yourself:  Take the time to nurture your body.  Whether it means getting a massage or a pedicure, seeing the chiropractor an acupuncturist…treat yourself royally.  And for those of us who’s budget doesn’t include that, you can easily take a half hour to make yourself a relaxing bath, soak your feet, or even just to take a nap.  There are plenty of tips and recipes on this blog on making your own spa treatments.  Love your body and your body will love you back.  Not only will it put you at ease but it will shift the energy around you and put you in a better mood.
  4. Mirror work:  This is  a tough one for some but very gratifying indeed.  All too often we are ashamed or unhappy with ourselves not giving ourselves enough credit.  We revel in our weaknesses and failures and hardly ever praise our successes and strengths.  I say no matter how big or small they may be, acknowledge them and give yourself a pat on the back.  Love yourself for who you are and how you are.  Accept your shadow side or your not so perfect qualities and be o.k. with it and with you.  Practice looking in the mirror and saying good things about yourself.  Be bold, cry if you have to….let it out, it’s o.k.  The more you do this, the easier it will become and the more your self-love will grow.
  5. Doll yourself up:    Lets face it our appearance says a lot, not just to us but to other people as well.  Often times we only wear our nice clothes, do our hair, or put on some perfume and make-up when we have somewhere to go.  It  makes us look good and we feel good looking in the mirror, all dazzled up.  But why wait till you have somewhere to go to look and feel like that.  We shouldn’t need a reason or event to get all dolled up for the day or night.  Have fun with yourself and walk around your house like you’re the bomb, because you know you are.  Who knows where you might end up for the night or who may come over.