Point of Power Spell

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Point of Power Spell

by Skye Alexander
Tools:
Potted plant with yellow flowers
1 piece of malachite or turquoise
1 green candle
1 purple candle


When: Thursday or Sunday during a waxing moon


With this spell, you’re affirming that your point of power is in the present. This very moment is your launching pad for the rest of your life. The yellow flowers symbolize self-esteem and optimism. The green candle represents growth and prosperity, and the purple candle signifies wisdom and power. Malachite and turquoise are stones for abundance, success, and good fortune.
Place the plant and gemstone on your altar, between the two candles. Light the candles and say aloud:


My point of power,
like these flowers,
some way, somehow
lies in the now.


Allow the candles to burn down completely. Carry the gemstone with you in your pocket or purse as a reminder that you have the ability to accomplish whatever you desire. Continue to care for the plant with tender loving care. As its flowers continue to blossom, so will your goals.

shared from Luna’s grimoire

Psychic Spirit

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Subconscious Core Beliefs Manifesting In The Conscious and Engaging In Shadow Work

 

The other day, as I was just waking up, I heard a loud voice right next to my ear yell: YOU ARE SO UGLY. It was so loud that it scared me and I was startled into full wakefulness. I mentioned this to some friends of mine who suggested that this is the ego manifesting itself from my subconscious as a hidden core belief. They suggested that I try doing shadow work. I’ve been researching a bit today and this is the best video I’ve found so far on the practical applications of engaging in shadow work. I plan on doing this for the next few weeks to see where it goes and if I can root out that core belief which is not resonating with my higher power.

Daily Card Draw : Six of Wands

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The suit of Wands is associated with the element of fire. The first thing I felt when I drew this card and saw that it was inverted was that my inner fire may be burning low today. Otherwise, this card speaks of someone who is over confident because they have conquered many people and difficult situations to get where they are. It speaks of victory and confidence in skills and abilities, but also speaks of a warning to avoid the hubris and lassitude that may come from sitting on top of the mountain.

Since my card is inverted, it is telling me that I don’t feel confident in my skills and abilities today. It is speaking to me of feeling like I will never be able to get to the top of the mountain. It is speaking of frustration.

I am frustrated in my role as a parent. My daughter is two and has the requisite tantrums which accompany two year olds. She screams, hits, sometimes bites, calls me names…the whole nine. At these times, I feel woefully ill equipped to deal with her. I am mainly an over indulgent parent and I’m very demonstrative with my affections. I hug and kiss her a lot and carry her around. She sits in my lap most times when we are at home. It’s when I stop being over indulgent and am firm on the boundaries that the tantrums come. I don’t know whether to just let her have her screaming fit or to try to intervene at that point. I definitely don’t want to spank her or use any other kind of physical intervention. I’ve tried “time out”, but that doesn’t work very well. She won’t stay where she’s supposed to. I’ve tried reasoning with her and explaining cause and consequence in a way hopefully that she can understand, but it doesn’t seem to stick in her brain. The next time I tell her that it’s bedtime or that she can’t jump on the bed because she will fall off, the tantrum will be inevitable. It leaves me feeling emasculated, feeling like a bad person and a bad mother, and feeling guilty for being so under equipped to deal with her at those moments. What I mainly do during these moments is pray silently for patience and that I can be enabled to be kind towards her no matter what her actions towards me may be.  I cannot express how much I love her and I always want her to know that she is my treasure and my aim is to always treat her as such.

Self-Care For Empaths

Can you feel what others around you are feeling? Are you sensitive to your surroundings? When you lay your hands on someone, do your hands know right where to go to help that person? Perhaps you are an empath.

Curse or Blessing?

Being an empath is a double edged sword. It can be both a curse and a blessing. On one hand, you have the ability to intuit exactly what you need to do to make someone comfortable. On the other, it is easy to lose track of what you need, because you are so accustomed to caring for other’s comfort before caring for your own. You have easy access to information about what is going on with the people around you, but sometimes it is hard to know your own mind.

Some people would love to learn how to be more empathic, while others would love to learn how to retain the best parts of that skill, while managing the more difficult aspects.

An Empath Can Be a Real Chameleon

I have this theory that people become empaths as a way to stay safe in their world. If you know what those around you are feeling, then you know how to adjust what you say and do to make them comfortable so that they are safer people to be around, both emotionally and physically. An empath can be a real chameleon, shifting tone of voice, conversation styles, body posture, and choice of tactics and actions to help the people that are around them to feel more at ease. The problem with this is that they often lose track of what is actually authentic and true for themselves.

Self Care or Self Detriment?

Empaths tend to care take their environment as a way to care take themselves. This is a pretty roundabout way of doing self care. Doing or saying something that will make someone else angry or sad is uncomfortable for an empath, so that they often avoid confrontation in order to avoid feeling other people’s uncomfortable emotions. It is easy for them to lose track of the fact that they themselves are feeling uncomfortable.

I know first hand, because I am an empath. It has been both a gift and has exacted many painful lessons from me. I could never be the healer I am today without having been an empath. When I lay my hands on a person, I can tell almost right away what emotions are lodged in that person’s body, what issues they are dealing with, and sometimes, even what they are thinking. On the other side of the coin, there have been times in my life where I was not true to myself because of the needs and the emotions of others, often greatly to my detriment.

So what are we to do about this quandary?

There are several essential practices I have discovered iin my path to take advantage of the psychic gifts and lessen the problems of being an empath.

Essential Practices for Empaths

  • Develop Your Shield Body

Around your physical body, there is a layer of your aura that is devoted to your interface with your environment. Its shape and condition indicate your relationship to your world. People who are empaths often have a “thin skin” in relation to their shield body. When it has holes in it, we are more easily influenced by our environment. Visualize a shield of energy around your physical body. See is as radiant and complete. You may see it as a particular color. Some people like to see it as white or gold. Decide what color would work well for you, and see it that way. Imagine the shield body as flowing and moving..not static, we are developing a shield here, not armor. It is good for it to be flexible, so you can let in what serves you, and keep out what doesn’t. Snap your fingers to hold it in place. Do this exercise regularly.

Another thing that I have found exceptionally helpful, it to carry around a boji stone. This remarkable stone has been proven by Kirlian photography to seal the auric field if kept on the person for 3 days or more.

  • Center of Being

Once you have the shield body in place, imagine that there is a spark in the center of your being that is your pure essence. Focus your attention on the spark, being all your senses to bear. Also be aware of your sensations, emotions and thoughts. First try this when you are alone, and then, after a time, practice it around others. See if you can switch your awareness from your environment to your self, and back again. Notice the difference between the two.

  • Don’t Take On Responsibilties That Aren’t Yours

A person can get so used to care taking, that they can feel as though they are supposed to do it. You are not. It is good to be as compassionate as possible without going beyond the limits of what you need to do to maintain your health and sanity. You are responsible up to that line, and not beyond it. If you are an empath, your idea of where the line is might be a bit fuzzy. Once you get to know where the line is, try to stick to it. It will make all your relationships clearer and cleaner.

  • Get Used to Being the Bad Guy

Empaths are often outwardly kind and caring. They usually get the benefit of everyone thinking that they are almost saintly sometimes. It is easy to get attached to being the “nice guy.” It is not easy dealing with people’s negative emotions, but care taking others does not ultimately serve them or you. It does not help them to protect them from their feelings. It keeps them from growing up. Besides, it’s not real. Better to live in reality than a padded reality. Yes, people may get angry or sad at you or with you if you don’t do what they want you to do, but it is important to remember that their feelings are not your feelings, and your well-being is not dependent on their well being.

  • Develop Your Throat Chakra

Sometimes an empath will know what they need to say or do to make good boundaries, but have a hard time following through in expressing it. The throat chakra is the center for the expression of personal truth. Through the opening of the throat chakra, we open ourselves to expressing our true needs and feelings, as well as expressing the creative force as it moves through us. Some good exercises for opening the throat chakra are singing and chanting, sharing your feelings and thoughts with friends, and meditating on the throat chakra. Some healing stones that help with the throat chakra are chrysacollaturquoiselapis lazuli, amazonite, and blue lace agate. You can meditate with them, put them in a medicine bag, or wear jewelry (particularly necklaces).

  • Develop Your Root Chakra

The root chakra helps us to deal with being fully in the world. When the root chakra is open, we are fully grounded and present with whatever is coming our way. When it is not open, we can be dis-associative, fearful, and have difficulty staying present with what is going on. Opening and healing the root chakra helps us to release the fears that keep us from our highest manifestation within form. Some exercises that help to open the root chakra are:

Imagine you are sending roots down into the earth from your base.
Imagine you can breathe in and out of you root.
On the inhale, breath in energy from he earth.
On the exhale, release any thing that is within you that does not serve you.

Some healing stones that might be helpful are obsidian, boji stones, hematite, and red jasper.

  • Smudging And Clearing Regularly

Whether you are having difficulty with your empathic abilities or not, it is a good idea to smudge yourself regularly to release other people’s energy and influence from your energy body. Other good clearing methods are showering, bathing and spending time in solitude. Can you feel what others around you are feeling? Are you sensitive to your surroundings? When you lay your hands on someone, do your hands know right where to go to help that person? Perhaps you are an empath.

~Sylivia Brailier

Trying to Overcome Fear and Learn From It

I haven’t been to sleep yet. Stress makes for horrible insomnia, so to keep myself busy, I started going through old journals. I found some things that weirdly relate to what I’m going through now.

All of these are from the book The Case for God:

~One of the conditions of enlightenment has always been a willingness to let go of what we thought we knew in order to appreciate truths we had never dreamed of.

As I’ve said before, I was raised a Christian. I was taught, and believed, that any kind of worship other than the worship of the fundamentalist God was tantamount to putting yourself on a slippey slide to Hell. I am in a position now where I am questioning all that I learned from traditional Christianity. I am questioning that box that I’ve had God in all these years. I’m starting to believe that God is unimaginably bigger, more wonderful, more powerful and more unknowable that I could ever fathom. I think that to knowingly put boundaries on someone’s spirituality does immeasurable harm to them. I wish it had never been done to me. I wish I had not been so desperate for love and a family that I fell for it.

~Once you give up the nervous craving to promote yourself, denigrate others, draw attention to your unique and special qualities, and ensure that you are first in the pecking order, you will experience an immense peace.

People normally don’t pay attention to me. At best, people just look through me or over me. Sometimes, I can be painfully shy and timid so in those instances I’m never looked at as special. I feel like I’ve always been in the background when I wanted to be out front. I wanted to be special and unique. If I’m completely honest with myself, I still want those things, but I know now that the main reason I wanted that affirmation and love from other people is because I didn’t have it within myself. I’ve never known how to love myself. I still don’t, but I’m really wanting to learn how. I want to be at peace.

These are from the yogi Yajnaval Kya

~You could define something only when you saw it as separate from yourself. But when the whole (Brahman) has become a person’s very self, then who is there for him to see and by what means? Who is there for me to think of and by what means?

~A great deal of the aggression, frustration, hostility, and rage that mars our peace of mind is the result of thwarted egotism, but when the aspiring yogin became proficient in this selfless equanimity, the texts tell us that he would experience indescribable joy.

~Even now, if a man knows “I am brahman” in this way, he becomes this whole world. Not even the gods are able to prevent it, for he becomes their very self (atman). So when a man venerates another deity, thinking, “He is one and I am another,” he does not understand.

Then, I wrote this:

Ask yourself these questions about your fears:

1. Is it true?

Answer: Right now, I feel that my life and the life of my daughter is in danger. I don’t know this for a fact, but I feel it in my gut. It’s the same feeling I got when I knew I was pregnant and then when I knew I was going to have a girl.

2. Can I absolutely know it’s true?

Answer: I cannot absolutely know that our lives are in danger unless this person shows up at my door. So, no, I don’t know that my fear is absolutely true.

3. How do I react when I believe this thought?

Answer: I react with fear and panic. I react with my thoughts going everywhere and ninety miles a milisecond trying to figure out ways to stop this person or to hide or to protect myself and my daughter. I’m nothing if not a scrapper.

4. Who would I be without this thought?

Answer: Oh God, I would be free. I would give almost anything to be free of this person and to have some peace.

I then gave myself instructions to write down the answers to these questions and then replace the original thought with one that is as true or truer and that doesn’t cause me suffering.

I did the answers, but I can’t do the next part right now, because I don’t know anything to say about this situation that wouldn’t cause me suffering. I may have to come back to this later.

I’m so tired.

Sorry for the dreary post.