Grief Mojo Bag

This is a Grief Comfort bag….place it by your bedside, under your pillow, or in your pocket.  This is a poem I found a lot of comfort in and I pray it does the same for you.  Do Not Stand At My Grave and Weep by Mary Elizabeth Frye

“Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there, I do not sleep.  I am a thousand winds that blow; I am the diamond glints on snow.  I am the sunlight on ripened grain; I am the gentle autumn’s rain.  When you awaken in the morning’s hush, I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight.  I am the soft star that shines at night.  Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there; I did not die.”

Grief Mojo Bag Instructions

Items needed:

Lavender Organza bag

1 Apache Tear

1 Dravite (Champagne Tourmaline) or 1 Black Tourmaline

1 Smokey Quartz

4 small spoonfuls of Marjoram herbs

10 drops of Marjoram Essential Oil

1-2 drops of Chamomile Blue Essential Oil be sure to put this ON the herbs or it will stain the bag

Put the herbs in the bag, add the essential oils and stones and smoosh it all around together.  As you are doing this make sure your intention is to help heal and clear the grief.  Include a card to indicate the bag can be put under a pillow, by the bed, or put in their pocket.

 

© 2015 Wolf Woman Ways

A Thought for Today

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Many people in today’s society wrongly think a Pentacle is a sign of someone worshiping Satan. This is far from the true meaning of what a pentacle represents. To me the most important thing about the symbol is it has no beginning or end just like our spirit does. We may live and cross into the Summerlands but that does not mean we are gone for good just our current physical body is gone forever as our spirit lives on to be reborn into another lifetime. The Pentacle also represents our oneness with everything in the Universe as the four Elements and Spirit have energy so does everything in the Universe and I believe that energy connects everyone and everything.

Blessed be dear ones.

Samhain, Let’s Celebrate !!

There are many ways to celebrate Samhain: I’ve listed a few here..

Putting Samhain Back Into The Season – By C. Austin

Keep it simple! It is the act of doing that is important, not the polish of the finished product or event. Always be sure to take appropriate precautions – Fire and Child Safety Are A Must.

Nature:

#1. Ceremoniously finish cleaning up your garden or lawn by October 31.

#3. Preserve flowers, a grain sheaf or garden produce for enjoyment in the coming winter season, as well as to insure successful planting in spring.

#5. Plant flower bulbs for Samhain – observe the moment when the bulbs rest within the welcoming underground of the Goddess.

#10. Organize a night or daytime nature walk to sharpen the senses, to the passage of time and season.

Celebrations:

#2. Bake a cake with one token (Wrapped in wax paper, large enough to prevent swallowing) in it. The recipient of this piece becomes the ” Lord (or Lady) of Misrule”, for Samhain evening. He or she is given a staff or wand (a stick with crepe paper, streamers, or some other inexpensive decoration or paint will do) and is thereby  permitted to rule over the proceedings, interrupting whenever they feel, leading the dances and games, etc.

#3. Hold your own individual ceremony, light a bonfire or candle and welcome the tides of time.

#4. Celebrate year-end by volunteering, by your self or with friends to complete a helpful  community project by Samhain.

#7. Make costumes or just masques with friends or by yourself. Gather paints, colourful leaves, feathers, beads, acorns, corn leaves and other bits to resemble any creature, animal or bird (otherworldly or otherwise) that you admire. Or even create an entirely original masque with designs or numbers and such on it, that are special to you.

Divinations:

#2. Walnuts or hazelnuts roasted in a fire or on the stove top will glow steadily to represent true love, while those that crack and pop reflect loves decline.

#3. Empty a walnut shell, affix a small candle (birthday cake size) within the shell and light it. Set it afloat in a long tub, a wading pool or pond. Name each walnut boat for a member of the party and watch as the boats navigate towards or away from each other, signifying the course of fate.

#8. Make a Samhain light by hollowing out an apple and putting a candle in it.

#9. Carve a “jack-o-lantern” out of a pumpkin, turnip or beet.

#11. When kindling a bonfire, place stones within the bonfire signifying people present – when the fire is ashes, note weather any of the stones are missing or misplaced – a portent of ill fortune to come.

#15. Bring the magick of reflective water indoor. Look in a mirror as you comb your hail and be aware of images that appear behind you or in your mind, that foretell the future (as the looking glass holds the reflection of your soul, so it is bad luck to drop or break a mirror. The particular mirror and comb to be used, should be utilized only for this type of scrying).

Feile na Marb – Supper For The Dead

#1. Light a candle or jack-o-lantern and keep it glowing late into the night.

#2. On October 31 make a simple display of photographs and/or tokens of loved ones since passed. Write a brief message to each, burn the message in your bonfire or jack-o-lantern at evening’s end to send the message to the otherworld.

#3. Leave or designate an empty chair(s) at your table. Leave a bit of food and drink for visiting spirits, as well as any token or special object they loved in life. (In the morning, throw food away, as spirits will have thankfully absorbed its essence).

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For an extended version of this, pop on over through the link I provided above. Have a great time this Samhain.
Next I’ll be posting Fun Recipes and Potions for your Samhain festivities!!
Best Blessings To You All,
SunRay Sorceress

Samhain – Day 13

Samhain Magic, Divination and Spirit Work [Part 2]

2.  How to Hold a Seance

Many Pagans communicate with the spirit world by way of holding seances. Before you have a seance of your own, there are a few things to keep in mind, if you don’t want to have a total disaster on your hands. Read these tips for a successful seance. More »

By Patti Wigington

Beltane – Day 13

Beltane Magic [Part 2]

2.  The Great Rite and Ritual Sex

In some (although not all) traditions of Wicca and Paganism, sacred sex is part of spiritual practice. Wicca in its original form is a fertility religion, first and foremost, as are many other Pagan traditions, so it’s understandable that at some point you may encounter some references to sexual acts, whether they be actual or implied. Let’s take a look at what the Great Rite is, who participates in it, and why they would do so. More »

By Patti Wigington